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My THR22 is dying - advice needed

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:57
I have two THR22. One of them has a 2TB internal drive that I had installed (swapped the original) almost 2 years ago.

It just started freezing and crashing. It's usually fine for about 30 minutes after a power cycle.

I'm thinking of replacing the 2TB drive and hope it's not the motherboard that's dying.

Here's my question:

Is it true that I can use Gparted to copy the content of my old 2TB drive to the new one?

I saw the instructions on another forum but it might be for HRxx DVR's only.



Roamio and iTunes on Mac 10.8

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:52
can i simply stream music from my itunes on mac through tivo or not? why is this so complicated?

Mini Can't Access Manage Programs?!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:24
I'm finding this difficult to believe. I cannot access "Manage Programs" from the Mini interface, only from the Roamio interface.

I have the Roamio located in the media room equipment closet and the Mini located in the living room. We do 90% of our TV watching in the living room. I can trigger a new recording or seasons pass from the Mini, but can't see upcoming recordings or manage recordings?

The Roamio is in the media room because that's where my home A/V equipment is housed. Isn't the purpose of a "whole house" DVR to make DVR capabilities available around the whole house? Why would the Mini be throttled in this way? The only rationale I can think of is, "Oh man. We can't have everyone with access to a Mini messing with the recording schedule." Ok, fine, but let me control that on a per-Mini basis.

Anyone know if Manage Recording access is coming to the Mini? Soon?


pytvio folders and sorting?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:04
Okay, I have pytivo running. All my movies are stored on a 3tb external. I currently have 3 folders on the root of the hard drive. Is there a way to have pytivo show up only one folder in my now playing list that when i click on it, then I have access to all the other folders? I don't want a share for each folder on my now playing list if possible. Also, is there a way to have my pytivo shares be sorted by name alphabetically, and my tivo recordings sorted by date? I am not new to tivos, or networking and the like, but pytivo is a little confusing sometimes. So please explain as simple as possible :)

Edit: Actually, I figured out that if i tell it to show groups and sort alphabetically in my pytivo shares, it does NOT affect my now playing list. Also, I figured out That with groups on, It shows me all my sub folders.

So now, my question would be, how do I get it to show only ONE shared item in my now playing list?

Is television in a renaissance?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 09:31
I think so.
I used to be resentful of the short and erratic seasons that are handed to us currently in contrast to the structured, dependable, long television seasons I enjoyed the first half of my life. But, I realize (thru discussions with my children) that the writing, not to mention, production costs are in a different realm than the television of years' past. Also, the immense amount of content produced for television that is available across all media is mind-boggling. And I believe there was discussion not that long ago if television could survive the internet. Well, television (IMO) is thriving to be sure. And I believe in great part, it is (ironically)due to the internet. There is no way to accurately measure how many people actually view television content. However, thru social media,
different delivery systems, etc; it is clear, the numbers are staggering. And to me it feels like the choices are endless. To be sure, there is plenty of mediocrity on television. But, I do think, at least in the 50 years or so of my life - television has never been better.

Record Roku streaming videos?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 09:29
My husband is wanting a way to record shows he's watching via Roku streaming or Chromecast streaming to our TV. Will the basic Roamio do this? :confused:


Tivo Roamio High SNR (nosiy channels)

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 07:29
I've been reading the other threads and I'm just trying to make sense of this. I purchased a new roamio and now i have noisy channels, well just about every channel. I see everything is within range except my SNR is at 41-42dB

I called up frontier fios and was told their STB's are at a much lower rate (my 100 signal strength is fine)

I saw the tivo range of 30-35dB, I do have a splitter for internet/TV. so I'm just trying to determine if i just need a simple 10dB attenuator to resolve this out


energy use of a TiVo Premiere

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 23:52
has anyone figured out how many kilowatt hours a Premiere uses per-month?

Transferring grandfathered service plans?

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:39
I have a Premiere that has the old $6.95 multi-device rate attached to it. When my old Series 4 died a few years ago I bought a discounted replacement through them and they volunteered to keep this rate on that device as well.

Was this a fluke or is it possible that if I was to purchase a Roamio device that I could get the $6.95 rate with it by swapping out the devices?

Copying tivo elite tcd 578250 software to another hard drive

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:24
I need to know how to put a Tivo tcd 578250 elite software on a hard drive. I got a Western Digital WD AV-GP WD20EURS 2TB from Newegg in July 2013. I used jmfs live cd to copy the original hard drive.
I am having some problems of it rebooting. When rewinding and resuming play I get no sound and jerkiness of the picture until it reaches the original point where you hit rewind.
I have smart test running now and the first 4 test have passed. It is doing a
off line test now ha been running for 12 hrs. I would like to redo the hard drive just putting the tivo software back on it nothing else.
How can I do this?

Roamio Plus and Mini setup

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 20:26
Activated my new mini 2 days ago on Oct 2. I get the dreaded v70 error of tivo dvr not found when going through guided setup. I am using Moca to connect the mini. My roamio plus is directly connected to my router. Called tivo support and they verified that everything looks good from their end. They told me to keep waiting and eventually the roamio would find the mini. WTF how can it take more than two days for the roamio and mini to find each other? Tivo Support suggested I may want to return the mini if the connection is not established in after waiting for a few more days. I am feeling very unfulfilled with Tivos' response. Any ideas on how to establish connection between the roamio and the mini?

S.m.a.r.t. tests for a Tivo elite

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 18:46
I ran a code 52 s.m.a.r.t. test on my tivo last night and today. It have passed the first 3 test so far. It on the off line test now but it been doing that for the last 10 hours now. Does any one know the approximate time for this to take? It is a 2TB hard drive.

Spoiled by speed

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 18:03
Our cable system just finally started simulcasting all the analog channels, so I'm trying to convert my wife over from her 2 tuner Premiere to my old 4 tuner Elite. (she recorded a lot of analog so couldn't use a 4 tuner before) Anyway this means I'm spending a lot of time on the Elite copying all her shows over via MRV. (she has about 1.2TB worth) It is sooooo sloooooow! I've only been using my Roamio for a few weeks but I forgot how slow the Elite was. Hopefully she doesn't notice a big difference or I may end up having to buy another Roamio soon.

ABC's Lucky7 the first show to get the axe this fall

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 15:23
So, being a lottery winner doesn't mean you'll have interesting stories.


Sports scores in guide

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 15:04
Love the addition of thuuz ratings on the iPad app "what to watch" section...

Would love to see that and/or the score of the game in the guide. I still watch most sports live, so I would love to scan the guide and see what's good.

Seems like it would be easy enough to pull that info from one of the many sources out there. Anyone agree?

TivoToGo with Dish Network

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:39
I have been using my old Tivo Series 2 with Dish Network for a long time on the SD output of a 2 tuner Dish Network box which also does HD on the first tuner. Recently I acquired another Series 2 Tivo Box so that I can use the 2nd tuner of the same box. This required an IR to UHF remote converter which I have set up fine and the box can easily record shows off the 2nd tuner.

However, one feature I really like is the ability to watch the recordings on my other TiVo, a TiVo HD, in another room.

For some reason, the recordings from the newer TiVo box are all marked as protected content and none of the recordings can transfer to the Tivo HD box. Can anyone shed any light on this problem? This applies even to off air broadcast channels tuned by the Dish Network receiver.

FS: TiVo Roamio Plus, Lifetime Subscription, Brand New

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:35
I know this might not be the best place to try to sell this, but here goes...

Up for sale is my TiVo Roamio Plus, still brand new and sealed in the box. I paid $437 for it at Best Buy with tax. Paid an additional $399 for the Lifetime Subscription. Normal price for the Lifetime Subscription is $499 through TiVo, but I got a $100 discount since I'm an existing customer (upgraded from a Premiere). I have less than two weeks to return it. I will sell it at a slight loss since I received Best Buy Reward Zone points. Will come with unit itself, all original accessories, manual and original box. Bought two and am only going to keep one. PM me with any questions or if you want actual photos of the sealed box. Thank you.

Asking $800 shipped.

Current Deals

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:32
Any current deals for the 4 tuner (OTA) Roamio? I'd grab one right now for $150!

Season Pass not working

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:23
I have the basic Roamio. I had a season pass to The Big Bang Theory. It recorded fine last week but this week it did not record. When I went to history, the only reason it gave was Not Recorded. There was nobody home at the time, so nobody cancelled it. I'm a little disappointed.

Tivo Premiere XL4 with Lifetime Subscription and Warranty (2 years left)

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 11:23
TiVo Premiere XL4 with Lifetime Service for sale.

TiVo Warranty expires 11/11/2015.

Upgraded to TiVo Roamio Pro.