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Best choice for up converting: Roamio or A/V receiver?

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:49
I know this will ultimately be a matter of personal preference, but I am curious to see if there is any consensus among Roamio owners.

I currently output video from my video at 1080i into my Onkyo 818 A/V receiver, which has what I am told is top of the line video processing with a VHD1900 chip and Marvell Qdeo. Would it result in a better picture if I let the TiVo output at each resolution natively?

Alpha House - on Amazon Instant Video

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:37
Premiers on November 15th. The pilot has been available for a few months.

I thought it was one of the best of the Amazon pilots and I'm glad to see they're giving it the greenlight.


Black screen

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 09:06
I'm getting an occasional output issue where suddenly Roamio only displays a black screen. The box seems to be working fine as anything that was playing or recording continues doing so, but I get no sound and no picture for a seemingly random amount of time. It has done this four times now. Twice it has not come to life on its own after waiting a few minutes (though it may have eventually -- not patient), requiring an unplug, and twice it has returned after a couple minutes on its own. I've switched HDMI ports and I have ran my family's often used XBox 360 on the HDMI port that Roamio was on to see if it was the TV, but it doesn't seem to be. The bug repeated itself on a second port and the 360 has not had an issue in the original port.

This coupled with the daily C133 makes me worried about the longevity of my investment here. Anyone else having this problem? It is my understanding that standby simply cuts the output -- Is there a way to put Roamio in standby without navigating the menu system? Maybe putting it in and out of standby would be a quicker fix than the unplug that also messes up recordings and whatnot.

Inactive Tivo for Public Broadcasts?

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 07:55
Last Christmas I got the 4 tuner Premiere(?) unit with lifetime service. The previous machine went on the shelf since nobody expressed interest in paying the subscription fees.

Now I have a need to repurpose this old machine for capturing video of local government meetings for publishing online (public domain video). These are all done manually so no guide is needed. Probably don't care about updates either.

Is there any reason why I can't just fire this up w/o paying Tivo-tolls? Its listed on the account as needing activation but I assume if I push the button I will get a bill and since this is unpaid volunteer work I'll probably rebuild my Mythbuntu box if that's the case.

Anybody done something like this?

HIMYM - The Lighthouse, OAD 11/4/2013

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 07:45
Wow...was not expecting that ending. That was cool.

I have to say I actually liked this episode. Well, except for the Marshall and the hippie part. The Robin storyline was good. It showed some emotion that she's been missing lately and tied into stuff earlier in the season.

We now know why the car was left on the stairs a few episodes back. That girl cannot catch a break.

The Good Wife - 11/3/2013 - "The Next Day"

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 07:37
Nice continuation of the last episode. Loved how they kept stealing that case back and forth between them.

Anyone think that Alicia's daughter's thing with the other Cary is a bit creepy?

Tough spot for Diane's hubby to be in, but in the end it turned out he ended up helping his wife.

I wonder how the ethical thing is going to get Peter in trouble. You know they are leading towards that.

As an aside. In some respects it's a shame that Michael J. Fox has his own show. It would have been fun if Alicia and Cary could have teamed up with Canning somehow. We already know that Canning offered Alicia a partnership awhile ago.

And I'm definitely not liking Kalinda this year. She's really being sneaky. I know she's always been that way, but you wonder how Cary and Alicia could not be seeing it.

New Pandora and AOL On! HTML5 Apps Coming Soon

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 06:28
RCN posted some details on their Winter TiVo update to be released to their MSO-provided boxes in December. One revelation is two new HTML5 apps - Pandora and AOL On! with TechCrunch.


Confusing Moca or ethernet setup

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 06:04
I just purchased a Tivo Roamio Plus and one Mini. The initial cable card pairing and setup went well (although the update took about an hour!). I have my Roamio next to my Verizon Fios router and I had plugged an ethernet cable from the router into the Roamio. I then had set up my Roamio as Moca so that the Mini can see it. When I would check the settings it would say the connection was Ethernet and Moca.
However, when I checked the network settings the Moca had no settings at all. It said Moca was "down" and had all zeros next to the settings. When I unplugged the Ethernet, all of the Moca settings came up and they were excellent settings.
However, I plugged the ethernet cable back in thinking I should have it set up that way because that's how the setup instructions look.
I started watching my Tivo Mini both live tv and some recorded programs and it was buffering and I would get a pop up saying there was a problem with the network. Very annoying. I have been reading more and more and it appears that I don't need to use Ethernet if I have Moca enabled. I was reading somewhere else that the Verizon Fios router is automatically set up as a Moca device anyway. Should I have both Ethernet and Moca connected? I was reading somewhere on the Tivo website that if I do both, it is set up as bridge mode.
I haven't watched TV yet on the Mini with just the Moca setup on the Roamio so not sure if that was the problem, but if anyone can shed some info, I would appreciate it.

Bronchiectasis Disease, Symptoms, Treatment

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 03:43
Bronchiectasis is a curative ailment that is caused by destruction of the muscle and elastic tissues. the disease involves major annihilation and broadening of the large airways. This condition is classified into two different conditions one is congenital the disease which is developed at the time of birth and second is acquired the disease which developed later in life. A patient suffering from the disease experiences contained, irretrievable dilation of bronchial tree which makes the bronchi inflamed and easily inflatable. the disease is linked to wide range of disorders which can be the reason of its occurrence. The the disease is not so common but those who acquire it have had it. It’s painful, irritating and makes the patient collapse within a short span of time.

My Premieres Work Perfectly

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 00:48
It seems like every thread here is about complaints.

Here is a thread to offset....

My Premieres record every show I ask them to. They add buffers when I want. On-demand from Comcast works all the time. I never miss a recording because of the TiVo, only when the stupid networks run sports past the scheduled time.

Netflix doesn't annoy me because I use the app on my blu-ray player.

Yay TiVo!

Won't record ABC

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 22:26
For the second week in a row my Series 2 Standard Definition Tivo has failed to record Castle on ABC at 10 pm. It recorded Bones and Sleepy Hollow on Fox at 8 and 9 pm successfully. It recorded shows earlier during the day on other channels, so it is not a channel-changing problem. I replaced the cable box last week after the first problem, thinking it was a faulty cable box. Any ideas?

Cablecard install screen pops up unexpectedly

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:58
Is anyone else having this problem?

1, when I tune to any of my HBO channels, the cablecard installer screen pops up. Then when I hit "Clear" to clear the screen, I get a V58 error (channel not available or something like that). Numerous calls to Verizon have turned up nothing. Yes, Verizon has me authorized for those channels.

2, the cablecard installer screen also pops up at random intervals when watching any other channel, or when watching recorded programs. And when I hit "Clear" it returns me to whatever I was watching with no further problems.

Have tried two new cablecards, same problem. Cablecard model numbers are current.

Macro blocking issue on a couple channels need help.

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:48
I have been having a bunch of pixelation issues with my roamio. I thought we had issues with our lines since they were older and so today a Comcast tech came out and ran a new line, but the issue still persists. It's mainly one or two channels, CBS being the worst, and out signal is just fine.

Under DVR diagnostics I am getting these readings on the channel that has an issue.

SNR - 36DB
RS Uncorrected - 0
RS Corrected - 135
Signal Strength - 91%

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this, been living with it for 4 weeks and it's driving me crazy because it gets very pixelated at times. Comcast has been out 5 times this month but can't solve it. Seems to happen the most when popular shows are on for some reason. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Transfering shows from TiVo HD to Roamio Pro

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:17
I'm considering transferring from a TiVo HD to a Roamio Pro. Is there an easy method to transfer all of my recorded content from one to the other?

I did search the forum but didn't find any easy results. If I missed anything please point it out. Thanks!

ipad app -- cannot stay connected to Tivo Premiere

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:27
After the last ipad app update, it kept telling me the MAK was wrong. I finally got it to accept the MAK, and now it opens, but as soon as I click on any of the options in the bottom row, it tells me the connection to the Tivo was lost and starts over. Sometimes it doesn't even get to the first screen.

I see a number of similar complaints in the app store reviews, but nothing about it on the forums?

Boardwalk Empire S04E09 “Marriage and Hunting” OAD 2013-11-03 ***spoilers***

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 19:06
"MY NAME IS NELSON VAN ALDEN. I was an federal alcohol agent!" Guess he knew that O'Banion wasn't going anywhere with that information, but DOB sure took it in stride.

And the bodies were still in the alley? "George! Let's be REASONABLE!"

But! The Mrs. never knew his real name? What name did he use when he hired her to be the nanny?

Narcisse don't know that Omar coming.

Congratulations, Richard Harrow! "Yes."

Imagine if Nucky sends Harrow after Narcisse.

2013 WSOP World Series of Poker Spoliers only for Episodes already aired on ESPN

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:48
There has been some discussion in the Season Pass Alerts thread, but I wanted to start this here in case there are others who want to participate, but haven't found us over there.


And I wanted to share this clip that I thought was just hilarious!

Quote: Originally Posted by waynomo (Post 9880501) If you've been following the WSOP episodes all along you might enjoy this

Hitler reacts to Morgenstern Downfall I especially liked this line: "just tell me he didn't lose them to Newhouse. Or the nightclub guy."

If you're reading this in time for this to matter, November 9 Final Table coverage begins tonight (Monday, 11/4) on ESPN2. Final Three coverage begins tomorrow (Tues. 11/5) on ESPN.

For both nights, you may want to pad and/or record the programs that follow to ensure you get full coverage.

Uh Oh MoCA...

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:46
Just got a Roamio Plus and a Mini. Ran through nearly an hour of TiVo troubleshooting steps with a phone rep and they seem to point the finger at my cable line.

Specifically, they said that the signal is too high at 100% (should be ~95%) and my SNR is too high at 44 dB (should be 38 dB max). The phone rep suggested using an attenuator for the wall coax outlet.

Anyone care to chime in here? I have a truck roll scheduled later in the week for a cablecard issue and hoping that he/she will take a look at this too.

Nevermind - Sorry - Wrong Forum!

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:46
Oops - Wrong Forum

"Southern At Heart" Damaris' (NFNS) new show

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:37
So - has anybody else watched Damaris' new show since she won Next Food Network Star this year?

I fully admit that I am one of those who did NOT root for her and also stated that I had no interest in her show.

Then I remember thinking to myself - self, there is no need to be so close-minded. Give it a look-see and cut her some slack.

I have to say that she is doing a good job. I think it might be partly because she is not (in the least!) trying to be outrageous and uber-flirty, but she looks absolutely lovely as well.

The format isn't quite as ridiculous as it seemed during NFNS either. It's more like having a guy on who wants to make his wife/girlfriend/etc some kind of special meal and they use ideas from what she likes to create a meal. Damaris does some of the cooking on her own, then brings the guy in to do more of the cooking with her.

The intro shows the guy and a quick synopsis of his story. It's a little like Ina, with her going to the Farmer's Market or some sort of shopping for a couple of minutes and choosing some ingredients with her talking about the ingredients.

All in all, very low key and pleasant. I'm very surprised. I find it very watchable.