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Logitech Harmony setup for Roamio?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 10:33
The Logitech Harmony One software is missing some basic, long-time features in the Roamio database: Replay and Advance. Has anyone got their Harmony One setup completely with the new Tivos? I'm not sure if I should go back to my TivoHD setup and add new features? Or use the Roamio configuration and add in the missing features?

Swap HDs for Premieres?

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 10:25
I have 3 Series 3 HDs (all with lifetime), 2 of which are eligible to be "swapped" for refurbed Premieres for $49 each. This cost includes the transfer of the lifetime service, as well as exchange shipping -- so, $49 all in for each unit.

My question is: should I consider this offer? While being older models, the HDs are functioning well, and something makes me think their build quality might be better than that of the Premieres? I'm aware of the larger storage capacity of the Premieres, but for the most part this is not an issue based upon their usage.

All units have Comcast cablecards installed; I'm not interested in using their On-Demand feature.

I'd appreciate the sage advice of anyone who'd care to contribute an opinion!

signal strength meter

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 23:50
my TiVo Premiere is showing "no digital channels available" when I pull up the signal strength meter.

using Cox with a tuning adapter

anyone else have this problem

Getting V120 using MRS from a Series2 via a Roamio (base)

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 22:44
We recently got a (base) Roamio and a Mini, and have had a Series2 for years. The Series2 has a whole bunch of recordings on it. The Roamio is the "home" server for the Mini.

On the Roamio, we can watch shows from the Series2, no problem.

However, on the Mini, when we try to watch shows from the Series2, we get a V120 error that says

Quote: The DVR you have selected is an older model TiVo DVR.
In order to watch shows on this DVR, you need to
connect to a Series4 or newer TiVo DVR. (V120) Isn't a Roamio "series4 or newer"? Is this a case of the Mini not recognizing a Roamio properly?

Well here's a new one. My Pro restarts at 8pm every night now.

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 22:30
I've had my Pro for two weeks now and I've been very happy with it. I did have a Plus for a week and I had multiple issues, but after exchanging it for a Pro, and having the cable company bring me a new cable card and an amplifier I've been having great luck with it. Not a single problem, until a few days ago.

Three nights in a row now my Pro has spontaneously restarted for no reason. First night was at 7:29pm, but the second two nights it was at 8pm exactly, right on the dot. The first night I dismissed it, because I've had TiVos for years and I've had the random restart here and there so I wasn't worried. The second night I realized I might have a problem on my hands, but I wanted more of a pattern before I contacted customer service. I think I have one now! If this keeps up I'll be losing the first three to four minutes of every show that airs at 8pm, which sucks. Obviously not the end of the world, but it is concerning.

And since I'm on the west coast, it's also interesting that the 8pm restart happens right when TiVo customer service closes. LOL I'll contact them tomorrow, but does anyone have any thoughts in the meantime?

Setting for Season Pass defaults?

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 21:56
Is there a way to set the defaults for SP settings?

MasterChef Junior is now just MasterChef

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:51
If you set up a SP for MasterChef Junior when it hit the guide, it no longer works. It looks like they changed the name to just MasterChef and an existing SP for that will pick it up.
First airing is 9-27 with an episode title "Junior edition: Here Come the Kids"

Need CC firmware help

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:28
Using the cablecard menu on my orig S3 the firmware being reported for my two M cards is as follows:
Card #2 FW Version: 03.31, 02.65, 03.25
Card #1 FW Version: 02.01, -.-, 03.25

Considering buying a Roamio but want to know if I'm going to be able to enjoy all 6 tuners. Tivo support says I need firmware 2.65 for Moto cards. So it appears the card #2 should work but not card #1, correct?

I have TWC near Toledo OH and their support claims I can only receive 2 tuners on any CC but we all know how reliable they can be.

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Is there still 6 months of free Hulu Plus for TiVo members?

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:22
In the past, I got offers of Hulu Plus for free for 6 months due to having TiVo Premiers (2-tuner). In order to get the 6 month offers, I remember inputting a different TiVO service number each time & therefore essentially got 1 free year of Hulu Plus.

I recently got a 4-tuner Premiere. Is there any way to still redeem this offer? If so, where?

How do I do this?

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:13
Maybe im lost, but lets say im hit the tivo button while watching tv by mistake or i just want to browse. How do i exit of the tivo main screen? iv tried clear, black notting works?

Roamio Plus and Stream

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 18:49
Just gathering thoughts/opinions and advice

I just upgraded to a Roamio Plus today - after some hassle with Fios (and getting them to pair it properly), I think the Roamio is awesome. I am having some issues however with the built-in Stream. Here are my specifics:

- I have Verizon Fios and a Roamio Plus. Plus is using moca (built in) for internet feed

- I had a standalone Stream that I removed from the network because I understand there is no need for it given that I have Roamio built-in Stream (although happy to put it back on if the redundancy helps? Thoughts on this?)

- I can stream shows to my IPAD just fine - seems to work well

- I run into issues with IPAD downloading - the app seems to pause, time-out, lose connection to the Stream. If I am downloading a show, I have to click to reconnect the download process and this has happened multiple times for a single download

- I re-installed the TIVO app several times. I re-booted the Verizon Fios router but continued to receive download stoppage issues

- My last ditch effort has been to power off the router; power off the Roamio; unscrew the coax's to each; re-power the router; wait for internet to come on-line; re-power the TIVO. I am now downloading a 1.09G movie. At this point, I am keeping my fingers crossed as it has not paused out (yet)....but while I wait, I figured I would see if anyone has other ideas or recommendations?

Bottom line: Two questions really: 1) Any benefit of redundancy from keeping a TIVO stream standalone on a network that has a Roamio with integrated Stream?; and 2) any good tips for avoiding download errors when downloading shows to IPAD? (By the way, I did a port test and it checked out okay - so I think I have access to the required ports

I am very appreciative of these forums and the great help I get from here

2 Cox Tuning Adapters Issue

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 18:27
This is service by Cox - Orange County.
Like to see if anyone else had had this issue before the tech shows up.
I have a series III and just bought a new Roamio for a second device. Of course they both have cablecards & tuning adapters. After much hassle tyring to get the Roamio running, it turns out that only one tuning adapter at a time will function (connected to either unit) but when attaching a second one, the amber light just blinks continually. Also it seems that to have one of the TAs working, the other TA has to be completely disconnected (like from the cable), not just have the power off.
I suspect when the tech comes tomorrow he'll say, like they always do, that the old cable inside the walls isn't good enough to carry a good enough signal to 2 tuning adapters.
.....update..all of a sudden both TAs are working.....
Only problem is one of them doesn't get channel 310 which in the past just takes a new pairing from cox. This time it didn't work so the tech is still coming out.
I'd still like to hear if anyone else had these issues since problem usually don't go away.

Series3 Reboot Loop after resetting

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 17:57
I just got a Roamio unit. So I was going to go reset my Series3 so I could sell it. So I selected the Delete everything.

My series 3 has worked perfectly since day 1. I got the unit right when it came out. Model TCD648250B 06-Oct-06

After the "Welcome Powering Up" and the "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." it reboots every time.

I tried
code 54 and did all tests, all good.
code 58 Media File System (MFS) cleanup completed.

I also replaced a capacitor C701 (it looked slightly leaking)

with a 6$ radio shack 2200uF35V (higher than the 2200uF25V) is that OK? I figured it was fine because I fixed my samsung TV which has the same issue with higher Voltage capacitors.

I even replaced the motherboards battery CR2032

but the same problem..... keeps rebooting...

why after 7 years, the first time I reset the box to sell does it die?

could it still be the hard drive even tho the test pass?

any advice would be great!

MoCA Mini Question

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 16:07
Please advise:

Roamio Plus connected via Ethernet for networking & coax for cable input.
Mini plugged into the coax (no Ethernet)

Would this work? Or would I need to buy a $50 MoCA bridge for the Mini?

Do monthly service rates follow the DVR

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 14:21
I have a TiVo Premiere, and I'm paying a lower than normal (<$12.99) monthly service fee.

If I sold the unit to a friend, would they get the same low rate, or will they have to pay the full retail monthly rate?

I recall in the past that the monthly rates followed the DVR, but I don't know if that still holds true today.


Fri, 09/20/2013 - 14:14
Has anyone else had a problem setting up a Season Pass for the current (September on Monday night) season? I can't, and chatting with tech support was useless.


Remote Unresponsive

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:15
Well, I had this problem with the Premiere XL and today, after about 2 weeks of use, the Roamio Pro is not responding to either my universal remote, the Tivo remote with IR or RF or the Tivo app remote on my iPhone. I get the yellow flash on the front of the unit with the remotes (not the app), but the Roamio just sits there acting dumb. I cannot pause or get to any menu.:(

Great! I guess I'll yank the plug to get a reboot. I hate doing that as the aforementioned XL hard drive died when I was replacing it with the Roamio. Thank goodness for Weaknees.

Breaking Bad Marathon on AMC starts Wednesday

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:05

All 70(?) episodes, concluding with the series finale Sunday at 9 Eastern.

The Bridge "Take The Ride, Pay The Toll" 9/18/2013

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:18
I really got into this show while I watched 6 or 7 TiVo'd episodes in a row. Then I became disappointed when it was revealed that David Tate, like so many other tv villains, was practically omniscient and omnipotent. I like the Marco, Sonya and Hank scenes but I want to ffwd through the David Tate scenes. I know I can't, so I'm stuck watching them with distaste. Maybe we'll get a better, more real big bad next season if this show comes back.

Lost: They Had A Plan (or, Not So Much)

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 08:42

The original Lost writers' bible has gone online, and apparently "We knew how it would end from the beginning" means as little as some of us suspected. The excerpts at these links are interesting; I look forward to reading the whole thing this weekend.