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The Tomorrow People 10/9/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 21:20
The CW knows how to do a superhero show.

Marvel should be ashamed.

The Tomorrow People was great. Kinda neat that we've got two actors out of the same extended family playing the lead roles on two different shows on the same network.

Arrow "City Of Heroes" 10/9/2013

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:57
Summer Glau? Aw, man. This show is toast. She does look good, though. She gets better looking as she gets older.

Hopefully, Oliver adopts the name Green Arrow now.

Does Oliver's "no more killing" pledge square with the comic books?

Did my M-card just go bad? (Comcast Motorola)

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:12
I've had my Roamio for 3 or so weeks now. TV just went out 5 minutes ago. Roamio doesn't even show I have M-Card inserted. I pulled it out and reinstalled. Roamio not even showing it installed.

Did the M-Card just go bad?

Cable is not out, because other TV's that use Comcast boxes are working.

Survivor: Blood vs. Water - 10/9/13

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:03
Wow! That was one crazy tribal council! Good for Caleb. I can't wait to see John and Candice's reaction when Culpepper gets to Redemption Island. :)

Series 3 HD in a Roamio?????

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:59
Can I take my 1 TB HD from my series 3 HD DVR and put it in a new Roamio Basic??

Or do I have to transfer all my recordings and pass managers from my HD DVR to a Roamio??

Question about MPEG-4 and TiVo HD

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:55
So I have been reading a lot about how the TiVo HD doesn't support MPEG-4 from the provider. Is this something one should worry about right now? I have seen some people say that their providers have switched some channels (HBO, Cinemax, etc.) over, and some have switched all channels. Do we have any indication that the conversion for most providers are coming soon? I ask the question because I just bought a used TiVo HD! :D

Roamio Remote Gone Bad or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love TiVo CS

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:19
This morning my brand new Roamio remote began giving me fits. I attempted a Global Reset and that has sent it into some sort of "re-pairing loop" as once re-paired, the remote immediately loses pairing after attempting to once again setup control of TV Power or A/V Volume. Also, after resetting and re-pairing I can immediately cause it to lose pairing by pressing the remote icon on the front of the Remote to activate the find remote feature. It plays a single note of the tune it is supposed to play and stops and loses its pairing to the box. The activity lights on the remote are blinking both red and amber followed by flashing amber.

Anyway, online chat support through Tivo confirmed need for replacement but apparently cannot do so through chat as they referred me to phone support with a ticket number. Technical Support confirmed diagnosis through ticket number and nearly processed a replacement (I could hear the agent mumbling "accessories, remotes, Roamio, add to cart"), when she inquired where I had purchased the unit. I replied, "Weaknees.com" and she immediately put me on hold only to return and inform me Tivo does not honor the warranty when bought from anyone other than Tivo. I told her that doesn't sound right but she confirmed once again and I simply thanked her and hung up resolved to playing CS Roulette all night. I redialed and the lady who answered this time also stated that I would have to seek resolution through Weaknees.com (she also seemed incredulous that the remote was indeed, broken). As I read to her the Tivo warranty stating "whether bought from Tivo Direct or a third party retailer," she patched me through to customer service stating "oh, I'm in Tech Support, maybe Customer Service knows about that." The CS agent who answered confirmed my address and said it would be on its way in 7-10 days. I actually told him how surprisingly simple that was and explained to him the ordeal I was put through before being transferred to his department.

He chuckled.

TL;DR - Tivo Customer Support tells customers that warranty does not apply to Tivos bought elsewhere; sends replacement remote only because "you're a longtime customer."

Swapping Cablecards between TiVos

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:15
I currently have a TiVo Premiere that is paired with a cablecard (Comcast). I need to test out a TiVo HD unit to ensure it works. That said, I will be removing the cablecard from the Premiere and pairing it with the HD for a short while. Will I be able to then pair it back to the Premiere and not have any problems (like the recordings getting erased)?

Roamio and Mini update today (10/09/2013)

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 18:06
Both my Roamio Pro and two Minis just got updates so I'm in the process of rebooting them. Is this just minor bug fixes?

Glee - ANyone still watching?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:09
Haven't seen a post yet this thread. Anyone still watching?

Netflix and TiVo Premiere

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:01
I'm seeing a lot of threads on the issues with the Netflix streaming app on the TiVo Premiere, but I'm not seeing any solutions other than buying more hardware.

Lately, when we watch a movie streamed from Netflix the TiVo reboots itself near the end of the movie, and leaves a gap in the show/shows being recorded from cable. This always happens right near the end, and I'm surmising that Netflix has streamed the entire movie into the TiVo buffer and then the TiVo thinks it's getting a signal to reboot, and it does. Because TiVo takes an unusually long time to reboot (3-5 minutes) we lose large portions of the recording shows. Does anyone have a solution for this, or is this another example of the poor software that TiVo continues to write?


Exclude a channel in wishlist recording

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 15:14
How do I do this?

I created a wishlist to catch all live boxing without me having to remember to set things to record as various episode titles (the name listed in the guide for the event), dates, and channels make season passes useless.

Wishlists are a very cool feature for this and I'm just beginning to grasp their power, but I've run into a problem. While excluding titles and requesting new only has greatly reduced the collateral I am collecting in the folder, I can't figure out how to stop these random, old fight cards on SNY (the NY Mets channel) from taking up precious space.

We recorded and are currently going through the entire series Breaking Bad marathon and only have a basic. This coupled with the facts that we give every new show half of their pilot to hook us and that old favorites are back with new seasons means we have a very full DVR ranging 80-95% full. I mark everything keep until I delete with some light viewing exceptions.

That is why this is currently a big deal. These cards, with my half hour padding, take up space and may prevent a beloved show from recording and I can't figure out how to exclude them. They are simply titled Boxing, so I can't exclude that. They are also marked as new even though they are not and they contain no description so I can't exclude them based on a random phrase in there. I also can't remove SNY from my guide because I use the channel in another wishlist.

The only solution I can think of would be just simply to exclude SNY from the results, but that, oddly, doesn't seem to be an option. What can I do within the wishlist feature to stop it from recording them?

EDIT: Here is a thought if I am as doomed in the wishlist world as I think I am: Would it be possible to attach an external HD to temporarily expand space while we continue to go through Breaking Bad?

pyTiVo Pushed Recording - not streamable on Ipad

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:56
I pushed a recording (.mp4) to my Roamio using pyTiVo. I notice I cannot stream this program (or any others like it) on an iPad. Only option is to watch now on the TV.

I am guessing there is video a format issue here that Roamio can decode on the fly, but ipad cannot handle.

Any suggestions to make .mp4 an iPad compatible format?

I'm guessing KMTTG can assist here, but my results with that tool have been meager so far.


Annoying guide behavior between Roamio and Mini

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:47
So, I've noticed a really annoying behavior with the guide on the Mini. Anyone else see this?

My Mini is connected to a Roamio Plus. On my Roamio I have set up 25 channels as favorites for my family. When the Roamio's guide is is configured to view Favories (as apposed to My Channels), the Mini will ONLY show the Favorites. You can attempt to change the filter back to My Channels on the Mini but nothing happens.

The only way to fix it is to go to the Roamio (on the other side of the house) and set it back to My Channels. Once this is done, the Mini can enable / disable this filter fine.

This clearly sounds like a bug.

MLB app (using international subscription)?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:48
I am currently OTA using Premieres and antenna, so I haven't been seeing the MLB playoffs except through my MLB International subscription and UK VPN connection. Is it possible to get the Tivo MLB app to work in this way, or is there a limitation built into the app (like the iPad has for geolocation)?

Is Fox New losing it's grip on the cable news lead?

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:27
At least it looks that way in the core 25-54 demo.

And CNN is just woeful.


Roamio Plus Gigabit performance

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 10:25
I currently have a 4th Gen Airport Extreme that's wired to a Linksys 10/100 switch that my Roamio Plus is connected to.

Using kmttg on a Windows 7 machine, when I go to transfer a show using that setup I get around 85 Mbps transfer (according to kmttg).

Curiously, I bypassed the 10/100 switch to see what increase in speeds I would get using a Gigabit connection. The same transfer was now 128 Mbps.

Shouldn't the gigabit connection be higher than that? Or does the Tivo and kmttg have to do things that add overhead?

Also noticed that in my DHCP client list, the Roamio Plus has 2 MAC addresses? I would imagine one would be the wireless and the other the wired.....but I have the Roamio setup to only be wired? Why would both be showing up? I've never connected my Roamio via wireless and neither of those addresses are in the wireless clients list. Unless they have different chips for 10/100 and 1000?


Partial downloads - Tivo2go or web

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 09:28
For the most part, Tivo2go works great. Every once in a while, however, the box just refuses to transfer a full file.. What I've noticed:

It's not a file size thing, the network can handle much higher files, and tivo 2 go has transferred around 10-15 gig files, easily, many cases just that night.

This happens wither I use tivo2go, or access the box directly via the browser (ie: https://ip). When downloading via web, both mpeg-ts and mpeg-ps fail

It doesn't matter what device is used. Over the course of my time with Tivo, I've had this happen to everything from the S3 to my newer premiere and s4 boxes. I've also had a couple different' PC's built, not that either.

Last night's episode of SHIELD, for example, 1.4 gig and it stops. Last week's Scandal, not the exact same size, but it got to the same size every time, and again, just stops

I CAN transfer from Tivo -> Tivo just fine, this is not an issue. However, trying to transfer from the other Tivo to the PC, same thing. It's like something is blocking the transfer, or prematurely telling the file to end.

Again, this doesn't happen every time, maybe once every couple of weeks, but I'd kind of like to see what can be done to resolve it. Any thoughts?

Jeff Probst: Top 5 Survivor Power Plays

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 08:16

Note: A possible spoiler about the current season in the final paragraph.