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Recording from ROKU with Tivo Premiere

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 21:29
Hi, I know this question has been posted before, but there doesn't seem to have been a definitive answer. The posts seem to turn into a "why would you want to do that" or "you don't need to". So please someone just answer the question "yes I can record from ROKU" and how do I hook it up or "no you can't" (and then I thank you for your expertise.)

The reason I want to record is because sometimes Amazon Instant Video (my reason for getting the ROKU) makes certain movies available for a specified time and I would like to record them so that I could have them indefinitely. Sometimes a season of a certain TV show will only be available for a certain amount of time also.

Thank you in advance for your direct answers.

Losing live TV when scheduled show starts

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 21:08
I'm a bit confused with having multiple tuners (just went from S2 to Premier 4).

Say I am watching live TV channel 5 using the delay buffer and watching a show that started at 8:30. I have something scheduled for 9:00 also on channel 5. When it is 9:00, it jumps right to real time and I am watching the recording and lose my buffer of my 8:30 show completely! That seems wrong. What's the point of having all those tuners!?!? Is that buffer around somewhere?

This is not how my S2 worked. I could continue my 8:30 show just fine until I ran into the 9:00 start. Seems like a step backwards with this particular scenario.

I don't get this behavior if I am watching a different channel at 8:30. Then it just uses another tuner to switch to channel 5 and I am all set.

Maybe there is some preference I can set???

How to pair multiple remotes for roamio pro

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 16:30
I have spare remotes on the way what is the process to pair a second and third remote so that they all work on the same box. I know three remotes sounds crazy but I have kids that love to hide them.

Problem with using audio from Premiere via Red, White component cables

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 16:12
I have Tivo Premiere connected to my TV via HDMI port.

At the same time, I am also trying to stream music stored on my computer to a separate receiver. I am using red, white component cables from premiere to receiver.

The strangest thing is happening though. The music on my TV is playing the vocals while the same music (at same time) streaming through receiver via component cables is only playing the background music without vocals.

Any idea on why that's happening? What can I do to resolve this?

Please help. Thanks.

Channel Master 7000 OTA and a Series 2

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 15:54
I've been trying to set up my old Toshiba RS-TX20 Series 2 with my Channel Master 7000 OTA converter box (just putting the combo back into service after a couple of years) and the danged Tivo setup won't accept any options for my area code but Verizon FIOS Pomona, AT&T U-verse TV and None of the Above (area code 90808). I used to use Pioneer Cable and it worked great (changed channels and pulled applicable lineup info for recording).
What happened? What can I use to get the duo to play nice now?
Right now, I'm just scratching my head and staring at the Toshiba. Any ideas and/or direction would be appreciated. :confused:

Season Pass records all even though option is set to new only

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 15:17
Some of my Season Passes record all episodes of the show even though I've set the option to record only new episodes. I'm a new TiVo owner using a Wow M-card. Am I missing something? How can I get only new episodes?

Two faulty Toshiba SD-H400s, can I make one good one?

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 15:08
I have two Toshiba SD-H400s that are not working properly (wobbly picture and random rebooting).

In both machines, I've tried new hard drives:
- two new refurbished Seagate DB35s from Newegg, with software cloned from an old SD-H400 using WinMFS,
- a new WeaKnees pre-formatted drive,
- one of the refurb DB35s with software cloned from the WeaKnees drive using WinMFS. I tested that on just one of the machines (I forget which, it's been months).
(I even tried a Kickstart 54 test on the WeaKnees drive--it tested ok.)

With any of the above drive swaps, the problems specific to each SD-H400 remained.


SD-H400 #1: Wobbly picture. Horizontal areas appear momentarily in the picture, of differing heights, in different locations, but skewed off kilter, something like this:

It got worse over time (over about a year), including rolling of the picture, like what we'd cure with the vertical hold adjustment on an old TV.

SD-H400 #2 (an eBay replacement that reportedly worked fine for the previous owner in a week of his pre-sale testing): It reboots at various, unpredictable times, maybe averaging 20 minutes of run time, but varying from minutes to hours before reboot.

The SD-H400s were tested serially, in the same location, using the same power source and plugs. I eyeballed the power supplies for expanded capacitors, but couldn't discern any.

Before dipping into eBay/Craigslist for yet another SD-H400, can anyone think of anything I could try? Like a likely piece of hardware that I could try swapping between machines? Or a source where I could buy a power supply, if that's the likely fault in both.

"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" Pilot OAD 10/10/2013

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:43
"Once Upon a Time" hasn't gotten much attention on this board later, so I guess it's not surprising that the spin-off "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" hasn't either.

Since "OUaT" is my favorite current TV show, I was pretty excited about "OUaTiW" -- we've seen Wonderland before, via the Mad Hatter storyline, but there's obviously much more to be mined there in terms of the source material.

And so last night I eagerly went to my "Now Playing" list and selected "OUaTiW." And 45 minutes or so later, I was mildly underwhelmed. It's a quest story (find Cyrus the love interest/genie) which is perfectly fine and works well as a serialized backbone. The graphics suited Wonderland reasonably well -- it's got an appropriate cartoonish look to the roads, hills, and so on. The actress who plays Alice is fine.

Yet, it all adds up a little short. I get that she spent much time in Wonderland and had many adventures with Cyrus, leading them to fall in love, and that these will be reviewed over the course of the season in flashbacks. But while that storytelling method worked for "Lost" and has been working for "Once Upon a Time," it seemed too short-circuited here to convey the romantic connection. At least in "Once Upon a Time," we've all been socialized to know that Snow White and Prince Charming are meant to be together. Alice's relationship with Cyrus is not one that comes from the basic source material (i.e., the Disneyfied version, which is what I'm guessing most viewers come with). As a result, the emotional impact -- and feeling of loss that would drive her to be willing to accept a lobotomy -- just wasn't there.

I'm still keeping the season pass, but this didn't quite live up to my expectations yet. (And my other top pre-season pick, "Agents of SHIELD," is becoming more and more disappointing.)

The Big Bang Theory Oct 11, 2013 "The Raiders Minimization"

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:40
Seems Amy stirred things up quite a bit inside and outside of the show. So far I think she has a point. Sheldon should just take her right to "Last Crusade".

For me the best line of the night was "Oh my God, you still go left!"

Series 2 and Evolution dms-2002-ca

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 12:12
Hi - I'm trying to help my parents who have a series 2 (TCD 649080). They're in North Carolina, provider is Comporium. Lightening struck the house and fried the sound on the Tivo. Picture was still fine after the lightening, but live TV has no sound. (playback of previously recorded show was fine with picture and sound). They called Comporium to see if they could help with the tivo or bypass the tivo until they got a new one. As unbelievable as it sounds in 2013, the techs that came out (2 different guys on different days) had never seen a tivo, so they bypassed the tivo and also put in a new DTA, Evolution dms-2002-ca just as an upgrade. I got a replacement series 2 on ebay (I tested the replacement at my house and know it works), but I can not get any signal from the new evolution dms-2002-ca. (the tivo set up displays picure and sound) If the tivo is unplugged, the cable signal goes through the tivo, but with the tivo plugged in, nothing. Everything is connected correctly (Cable > evolution dms-2002-ca >Tivo in. And Tivo out > tv in). Evolution DTA, Tivo and TV are all set to channel 3. I even tried the damaged tivo (which still displayed a picture after the lightening but before Comporium put in the evolution DTA.

Any ideas? I looked at posts here on searched elsewhere on the net and and didn't find anything that showed an incompatibility. Sorry for the long post - and help would be very appreciated. Thanks

The Trophy Wife S1 Thread

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:57
We don't seem to have interest in an episode thread, so I'll create a season one.

I thought this past episode was the best of the bunch. I think maybe it hit home some because their daughter is 14, same age as my daughter, and I get the whole privacy thing. It's a fine line between it being "Your house, your rules" and respecting your teen's privacy. I liked how "hooked up" was so misconstrued. I loved Bert using Yiddish expressions (and I understand them as my mother spoke it) and Kate says something like, "I don't know how Bert learned Yiddish but please don't make him stop" Cracked me up. I also liked how Diane knew all the texting culture stuff...catfishing and all that.

This show is really starting to grow on me a lot.

Unable to create Season Pass for American Horror Story: Coven

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:23
I can't create a Season Pass for this show because the TiVo thinks there are no upcoming episodes. I was able to go into the program guide and manually set a single episode recording for the pilot, but when I go to "upcoming", it doesn't list any future episodes. I tried rebooting my XL4, but it didn't fix the problem. I'm afraid I'm stumped on this one.

Sony Movie Channel H.264 compatibility?

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:00
Just recently got Sony Movie Channel on FIOS it is an H.264 channel, it looks okay usually. The other day I tried to watch "Five Easy Pieces" live and I noticed some odd behavior, the screen would blank and sometimes roll.

So I decided to record a future version of the movie. Well, no change the new recording still does not play correctly. Is there a compatibility issue with premiere and some H.264 channels/movies ?

frontline - league of denial: the nfl's concussion crisis (se32ep3,4 oad 10/8/2013)

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 09:45
after watching this week's frontline (and after falling asleep during my first two attempts), it turned out to be a very interesting journey through the nfl's 20 year progression (and regression) of their position on traumatic brain injuries in the sport.

this exposé certainly revealed information that told a very interesting story. it airs again tonight, twice tomorrow, and is available to stream online:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...gue-of-denial/anyone else watch it? opinions?

TiVo Premiere XL4 Lifetime + Stream

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 08:37
I am looking to sell a mint XL4 Premiere unit with lifetime & Stream. The XL4 was purchased in January 2012 and the Stream in September 2012. Both items will come with all it's original packaging and contents. Will ship securely via FedEx.

$600 shipped or Best Offer

I also have another Premiere XL4 without lifetime & a Premiere XL without lifetime upgraded with a WD AV 2TB drive. I would be willing to field offers for these units as well.

Please PM with any questions. Thanks.

Tivo Premiere Can't Access Tivo3

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 08:36
All of a sudden I can not access and transfer programs from my Tivo 3 to my Tivo Premiere. I could before; no problem. I can still access my Tivo Premiere from my Tivo 3. No changes to my home network.

Now on my Tivo Premiere I get the following error message:
You can not play shows from (Tivo3) because it isn't in your account. (SHO6).
For more info, see tivo.com/help/SHO6.

The webpage does not exist. SHO6 gets nothing on Tivo's website.

Any idea what's going on here?


Any former SageTver's, quesions?

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 07:10
I'm still using SageTV for my main tv watching, using Fios, with a HDHomeRun cablecard setup. It works for waht I need, but I recently picked up HBO, which I can't watch with Sage. Not a huge deal, since it just came with the TV package, I'll drop it in 3 months(or maybe 6?) whever the deal expires, but it's still nagging in the back of my mind. Are there any Sage converts to Roamio? Just a few questions.

1. I used to use pytivo many years ago to stream to a series2, it worked, so i assume it works fine, but how does it work for mkv files, specifically my collection of converted bluray movies that Sage plays just fine?

2. Does the Roamio + mini work just as well as a HD200/300?

3. Since HBO is copy never, can I reecord it on the roamio and watch it on the mini? For that matter can i watch everything on the mini that I can watch on the Roamio?

4. How much do you miss comskip? When I went tivo to Sage, I though it was the best thing ever, and I still do, I know I can download, remux, and upload, but realtime comskipping is just plain nice. I know about he 30 second skip, and it's ok, but still no comparison. Do you miss real comskip much?

5. WAF? Sage falkes out occasionally, my series 2 may have, but I really don't remember, whats the Roamio like for WAF/stability?(She knows nothing about tech for TV, as long as she can watch the news at night she is happy, but it better work)

Is anyone watching Haven this season?

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 04:53
If there's a Season 4 thread, I can't find it.

Just finished watching episode 404 "Lost and Found" from last Friday, and I guess I'll have to spoilerize what I have to say.

Spoiler: I'm not all that crazy about the current incarnation and I hope there's a plot twist very soon that at least forces her to lose the nose ring.

But other than that it's pretty interesting so far.

Spoiler: Hate to see the guy from Eureka written out so soon though.

Premiere XL Tuner 0 goes out randomly at night

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 02:09
A few days ago, HD channels started flickering black, then would go out. Then the message telling me to contact my cable service provider. You could switch channels, and usually it would pop back on. Then it became worse. After 7pm, most of the HD channels go black and sometimes the regular ones as well. Often they come back if you SLOWLY flip through the channels several times over.

Under DVR diagnostics, it shows blank stats mostly under tuner 0 when the chanels go out. But tuner 1 is always fine. Just using a Comcast cable card. Tuner 0 says the cablecard association :None and shows current tuning status : Wrong card State. But tuner 1 shows everything is fine with the same cable card.

Swapped out the cable card with another one. Everything is fine, the after 7pm it goes out randomly again. Then in the morning, it is working perfectly again and both tuner 0 and 1 all report normal stats.

Is there a problem with the cable line? It reads signal strength between 99-100. The SNR reads 38db most of the time. Or is my Tivo about to expire?

October Remote Streaming Update... Any word?

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 01:26
Do we know when we might get this update? I thought it was planned for this month... Being able to watch football games at my tailgates would be optimal!!!