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Stuck in guided setup

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 06:33
My Series 3HD is stuck in guided setup with a S03 error. I have tried kickstart 57, numerous restarts, and unplugging the internet for 3 days. Nothing works.

In another thread I noticed mention of also disconnecting my TA, which is something I had not tested.

At this point is there any way to get out of the guided set up?
Is replacing the hard drive my only solution?

Roamio RF Remote Pairing

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 00:39
Anyone successfully do a new rf pairing on the roamios?

I've followed the directions to do the clear, enter, clear, 2,2,1,clear. Then i out the remote in pairing mode which i see by the flashing amber lights. But I get nothing, is there some way to know when the DVR is in new pairing mode? Am I doing something wrong?

I'm hoping it's not my second bad roamio...

When Should Small Preview Be Visible?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 22:44
Hi all,

On my Roamio, it seems that the small preview screen is visible when viewing the guide and/or in TiVo Central. On my Mini, the preview screen is only visible when viewing the guide, NOT in TiVo Central. Is that normal?


Media Access Key - multiple DVRs multiple owners

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:59
I recently got a new Premiere-4 (upgraded from S2) and when I just opened up my Tivo Desktop, I expected it had my old S2 Media Key and I would have to change it to my new Premiere's key. But it said if I did, I couldn't watch the recordings in the Tivo Desktop -- so I didn't. I don't even know what the old Media Key was.

Then I went into MyShows and was surely surprised to see my new Premiere's MyShows without me telling Tivo Desktop about my upgrade. So I guess Tivo Desktop communicates with the "mother ship" about me. I thought Tivo Desktop was just a local PC/Tivo thing on my LAN.

So I transferred a current show to the desktop and it is fine.

So is it right to conclude that the Media Access Key is tied to my account rather than a particular DVR?

Also concerned how it works with transferring ownership of a Product Lifetime Series 2? Do they get their own Media Access Key? I just sold my Series 2, does it get a new key when the new owner sets it up?

Please enlighten me.

Showcase items

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 21:42
Just noticed Showcase items are now showing in TiVo Central with an annoyingly distracting yellow star. They also show at the bottom of every folder grouping. Any way to hide this?

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Tuner swapping resets time

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 20:44
I've had a Premiere Elite for about an year and notice that when I cycle thru tuners now while viewing the buffer the time is reset back to live the next time the tuner comes up. It doesn't matter where in the buffer you are or which channel(s) are being viewed. I don't believe this happened when it was new and is rather annoying. Has some update added a setting for this that needs to be changed? I have a Motorola Comcast DVR that doesn't act this way.

Dracula - New NBC series premiering 10/25

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:02
While catching up on some Pilots via On Demand, I noticed a trailer for this new series. Stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and produced by the Downton Abbey folks and director of The Tudors. Looks promising. But weird that I have not heard of this show at all.

NBC's Dracula

Master Chef: Junior Edition - Full Season S01

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 15:13
So? Am I, probably the least likely to watch this, the only one watching?

I'm really (really!) not a kid person, so I didn't think I'd watch but since they revised the name and my 'Master Chef' SP picked it up I figured I'd give it a look-see.

Well, imagine my surprise in finding that it's really good! These are not like the kids I see 99% of the time. These are smart, polished, caring, polite kids who can cook. I mean they REALLY can cook!

In E01 they started with 24 kidlets and had a challenge that whittled it down to 12. The one heartbreak was this tiny little guy with so much personality and I was so bummed when he got the ax. He cried. :( I cried.

In E02 the 12 remaining kidtestants did a mystery box and one winner got to choose what everybody else would cook. This was one of the younger kids who is simply amazing (many of them are!).

So, they are doing this just like the adult version but what I am the most impressed with is these kids. Imagine that! (if you knew me, you'd probably be shocked out of your chair)

So? Who's in?

Controling YouTube app on Roamio via YouTube app on Android Tablet??

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:45
Hello All,

I must have missed this and was wondering how long this has been true. While messing around with YouTube on my Android tablet I found a box that when I opened it gave me the option to select my Roamio, when I did the YouTube app on my Roamio opened, then I could also start or queue up videos on my Roamio from my Tablet's YouTube App.

How long has this been working? Any other apps that work this way (Netflix, Hulu+)?

Help Tivo Premiere Cant Work Wireless N Or With Ethernet Cord

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 13:27
4 WEEKS AGO WE HAD A STORM RAIN AND LIGHTING 1ST MY POWER WENT OUT FOR A SECOND OR SO THEN I LOST MY INTERNET ON EVERYTHING .THE TIVO SAID IT COULD NOT UPDATE (C130) that i have no internet service.called verizon they did a test on my router my 1234 lights were out they set me a new one same router i replaced my ethernet cords. checked my wire settings i now have service internet thats and wifi.reboot tivo still saying no internet cnnection no network found.then i removed the ethernet cord and used my wireless n a new one set it up with the desktop every on it has blue lights then removed the wireless n cord from the desktop and placed it into the tivo now the lights on the wireless n are green and flashing and the tivo still cant find the signal even hooked up moAC CONNECION . WHAT TO DO NEXT. ?CAN A ETHERNET PORT ON THE TIVO GO BAD OR SHORT OUT???????????????:mad:

Closed Captions from DVD video

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 13:22
I like to rip my DVD videos (owned by me) and copy them to my Tivo for viewing. I sometimes need the closed captions to understand all or parts of a movie. After the DVD video file is ripped I can see the closed captions in VLC and VideoReDo, but they do not show when played on the Tivo.

VideoReDo shows the captions as DVD608 instead of EIA608. I can extract the captions with CCExtractor, but can't get them back into the file as EIA.

I know about using StreamBaby with captions. That solution doesn't work for me for several reasons.

Can anybody tell me how to get closed captions to work on the Tivo using a video file from a DVD. The answer to the same questions for Blue Ray would also be appreciated.


recording with no audio

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 11:40
I had a new problem last night with my Romaio Plus. I had a recording with no audio. This was the first time I have seen this problem, but I still have not watched many recordings on the Roamio. Anybody else had this problem?

The Originals "Always and FOrever" 10/3/2013

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 11:16
I was all in for this show (for now) until the last minutes when Klaus daggered Elijah. I don't like Klaus but Elijah, the suit wearing vampire, is cool as sh*t and Marcel is a very charismatic foil. Looks like Rebekah would be in it too. Then they had to ruin the show by putting Elijah on ice and leaving the dull as tofu Klaus as the main lead. All he really wants is to be wuvved, the wittle wonely vampire. Please.

Antenna on the second floor, TiVo on the first

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 11:10
I don't have structured wiring in my 2-story home. For best reception, my TV antenna needs to be on the second floor, which means my TiVo also has to be on the second floor. But then I can't watch TV on the first floor without paying a monthly fee for TiVo Mini, which goes against the reason I stopped paying for cable.

So TiVo Mini needs to be subscription-free, at least for the first one on an account. Or TiVo needs something like HDHomeRun to separate the tuner from the base unit.

Edit: I have coax to both floors from the cable company, so a solution that uses MoCA or even ethernet would work for me, just not one that requires me to plug my antenna directly into the cable outlet.

Truly no work around for target not large enough?

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 10:28
Hello Tivo Community,

So having spent a couple of hours combing through the forum, I could find absolutely no workaround for the problem of "Backup Target not large enough" that occurs if your target drive is even a few MB smaller, even when using a truncated backup image (eg: backup -f 9999 -6so /dos/mybackup.bak /dev/hdc /dev/hdd).

Is this the general consensus? Is this really the sad state of affairs that backup/restore is in? Should I just give it up, and start collecting old >80GB PATA drives so I have a ready supply when failure inevitably occurs again?

Or have I missed something? (An alternative to winmfs/mfslive, perhaps)

I should also mention, I also got this error when trying to restore an image to the same drive it was taken from. /boggle

TiVo iPad app freezes playing recordings

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 09:45
We have a good wireless network in our house and have been streaming to Apple TVs and iPads for years with no problems. We've just starting using TiVo, and unfortunately we're having problems with the iPad app. The app is fantastic with a beautiful interface and a lot of functionality. The problem is with playing video on the iPad. The video always starts up without problem, but after playing for a few minutes it will stop playing. The video just freezes and nothing happens. Tapping to bring up controls and selecting "Done" returns to the listings. Starting the video again will pick up where it froze. It then plays on for a few minutes and freezes again. It does this with both prerecorded programs and live shows, but interestingly a live show will go much longer before freezing. On a live show this morning, it went for over half an hour before freezing. Going back and replaying the same program from the beginning, it froze in less than five minutes. Anyone else with this problem? Any hints?

Buffer to RAM to reduce power usage

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 00:48
With enough RAM (about 1.5GB per tuner to hold 30 minutes of HD video), the hard drive wouldn't need to spin 24/7. This should reduce TiVo's power usage by an order of magnitude.

SNL 11/5/13 Miley Cyrus - PAD YOUR RECORDING

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 22:19
College football game is going late. Don't know if late local news will insist on entire 1/2 hour or will allow SNL to go on live.

Annoying TIVO Spam kinda thingy..

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 19:31
How do I get rid of that annoying tickler that comes up at the bottom of the screen .."CBS for Comedy" Says "press down to hide". I dont wanna hide, but delete it ....:confused:

TiVo Slide Remote Question

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:00
Can the slide remote use a generic bluetooth adapter, or does it require the specific one that comes in the box?