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SNL (10/12/13) - Bruce Willis/Katy Perry

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:20
I liked the opening tying in the new movie "Gravity" to the govt. shutdown of NASA.

Other than that, I felt that Taran Killam gave the strongest performances throughout the show, which was otherwise pretty much a snooze-fest.

Kate McKinnon is great as European characters, and the short film featuring mostly new cast was weak.

I liked the new guy on the Weekend Update talking about his bad tattoo decisions.

I can hardly recall anything else about this episode other than Katy Perry's performances which I enjoyed.

tivo mini live tuner issue

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 08:52
while trying to watch live tv on mini it starts playing a football game that was aired on the nfl network on october 3rd and will not change channels till the game ends. the program was never recorded. has anyone came across this issue if so any ideas on how to fix it other than swap out the tivo .

Roamio with basic cable channels

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 07:08
I'm looking to buy a new Roamio and would like to make sure I'd be able to get my basic cable channels from Time Warner Cable when directly connecting the Tivo to the cable outlet WITHOUT tunning adapter or cable card. Thanks.

EPIX schedule is wrong

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 22:18
I noticed that EPIX-HD is showing something and the TiVo guide is showing something altogether different.

zap2it.com matches TiVo, while tvguide.com's guide matches what is actually on.

Anyone else seeing this?

TiVo Roamio Pro - My Bugs So Far

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 21:57
I've had the TiVo Roamio Pro running for about a week now. It's a great box, love the 6 tuners and faster speed. However, there are some bugs that are driving me crazy. Here's my list so far:

1. Poor IR sensitivity - others have reported this. I have to point my Harmony remote straight at the Roamio Pro to get it to consistently pickup. the sensitivity is much less than my Premiere XL.

2. No Recordings due to "No Signal" - twice so far the Roamio Pro has not recorded shows on ABC, Once Upon a Time and Last Man Standing. If you look at the history it says Not Recorded due to "No Signal". This is very odd and a problem I never had with the Premiere XL. FYI, I have TWC in Raleigh. ABC is WTVD on channel 1111. Once Upon a Time is my wife's favorite show and she's ready to throw the Roamio out the window...

3. Roamio Pro not seen by TiVo Desktop - The first time I started TiVo Desktop it correctly saw the Roamio Pro, let me setup auto-transfers and transferred records. Since then TiVo Desktop refuses to see the Roamio Pro at all. Others have reported the same problem in other threads and apparently TiVo has acknowledged that this is a bug that will require an updated TiVo Desktop client. Please don't keep us waiting long TiVo, you have a bad history of waiting a LONG time between TiVo Desktop releases. At least TiVo Desktop still works just fine with my old Series 2s.

4. Shows transferred from other Premiere XL can't be set to "Keep Until I Delete" - I transferred most all of my shows from my Premiere XL and some won't accept "Keep Until I Delete" no matter how many times I try. No idea why.

5. Shows transferred from Series 2 will jump when fast forwarding - I transferred a show from my Series 2. While fast forwarding a 60 minute show the TiVo suddenly jumped from 8 minutes to 53 minutes for no reason.

I hope fixes for all of these issues are in the works. At least for all of the software issues, I suspect there isn't a fix for the IR issue.

moca setup

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 21:00
I just received a MoCA setup from Tivo. I have the Roamio and a Premier Elite. I have my computer and Comcast Arrisy modem (wifi enabled modem) in my office and my two tivos in my bedroom. The one I am starting with to set up is the Elite Tivo.

I hooked up the MoCA to my Xfinity Arris Modem with one yellow Ethernet to my modem and the other end to the MoCA. Hooked my cable from wall into the in port on the MoCA and the cable that came with the MoCA one end to the out port to the cable outlet on Comcast modem.

My internet and phones work fine but when I go to change to MoCA on my Tivo it says unable to connect. Tivo is closed right now so I can't call them so I am hoping someone out there can assist me in setting this dang thing up.

Thank you so much. Debbie Z

Why Can't I ever set a season pass for a Formula One Pre-race

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 20:42
Why Can't I ever set a season pass for a Formula One Pre-race?

I've had two Tivo's and i'ts been on two networks and it's impossible to set a season pass for a Formula One Pre-Race. Why is that? how can I set a season pass (and it's not a the same time so I can't set mannual pass).


refuses to record mlb on fox

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 19:04
My roamio refused to record mlb today at 4:30pm pacific. It showed as recording in the guide, but not in myshows. I even started a manual record, and again it didn't show up in myshows.

I have an OTA setup.

I was able to start it recording after I pulled the power and rebooted it.

I had a football game on fox recording prior to the baseball game, could this have been the issue? What does tivo do when you have told it to record show a from 1:30-5:00 and show b from 4:30-.... both on the same channel. Only 1 other show was shown to be recording, so there were enough tuners. Does it record from the same channel into both overlapping shows?

Anyone else have this problem?

Toast file conversion

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 18:09
My Toast 11 Titanium will no longer convert my .tivo files transferred to my Mac with TiVo Transfer. Get an error "Could not complete because (ID=-50)." Has been working fine up till now. TiVo TV show file sizes are about 5GB. Anyone know of another app to convert .tivo files for Apple TV?

Slicer Instructions Incomplete, DVRupgrade forum down

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:03
Instructions for the "Slicer" on the DVRupgrade website are incomplete and their forum says it's down for posting. I have searched and found others with the same problem but no answers.At the end of the slicer upgrade telnet states: "Don't forget to run the /enhancements/var-symlinks.sh script after you reboot to re-establish your symlinks in var." Where in the instructions is anything said about this? The instructions say "Reboot" your'e done!
After reboot I enter at bash:
cd /enhancements
everything seems to work but the hacks are all gone. I have an updated virgin OS and have to pull the drive and run sapper again. Would it be possible to finish the instructions? How do I run /var-symlinks without wiping everything out?

"Green switch" issue is resolved

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 16:27
The 10/9 update has definitely resolved the issue with green switches for my Roamio Pro. I spent an hour trying to get it to fail this morning and saw zero glitches of any kind. It would have failed multiple times in an hour prior to the 10/9 update.

Tivo S3 network issue

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 11:15
My Tivo S3 (OLED) had developed a new networking issue.
FYI, all hardware mentioned below is hardwired via cat 5 to my local network and I have a working Comcast 50+ mb connection

- Xfer a program from my Tivo HD (non OLED), starts xfer then reboots
- try to connect to S3 with Android Tivo app fails to connect. Works fine to the Tivo HD.
- Netflix playback is sluggish, pixelated, non responsive, unwatchable. Playback of same program on an Oppo 93 Blu-ray, connected to the same network/switch works fine.

I think the network port may be failing. I'm tempted to buy a Tivo wireless adapter and bypass the network port on the S3 to see if this cures the problem. They run about $30 on Amazon now, so its a cheap easy fix.

Anyone else have similar network issues on an S3? Any other diag steps I can take to confirm things?

Repeated Bong Sound When in Guide

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 10:40
Got a mini connected to an XL4 no live TV allowed, when viewing the guide on the mini I often get this repeated bong sound, doesn't seem to affect anything but its really annoying. Connected via hard wire ethernet if that matters.

Anyone else have this happen.

Roamio Remote Buttons

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 10:34
I just received my new Roamio Pro and the remote is slightly different.

They added a new button "Back".

Why would they add a specific button to return to previous screen when the left arrow does the same function?

Also, does anyone use the "Zoom" button?
I haven't run across a need for it, but others may have.


Roamio, Mini, Moca, Ethernet, Newbie, all contributing to frustration

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 10:23
I need help, I am two weeks into this fiasco and Tivo has been unable to assist though I have talked to them at least 10 times. I had all Premiers and with the kids gone I thought what a better time to tell Comcast to stop charging me for the additional outlet drops and cable cards. So I returned all but 1 cable card and now my brand new 2013 built townhome has coax in every room but I am only looking to get my tivo Roamio working in the living room, and the mini in the master bedroom.

The Master bedroom has a levitron box in the closet in which I see two splitters, and all the cat 5e end connectors that run throughout the house. First thing I tried was running a ethernet cable directly to the Roamio and the Mini. Results were the Roamio seemed to work fine but the mini could see Tivo Central and the Roamio but it simply would not play live tv and it would not play shows even though I could see them and manipulate them and showed the V113 error for about a week.

I have my own owned SB6141 SURFboard going to a dlink 1750 http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solu...gigabit-router and a netgear gigabit switch in the closet going to all the cat5e and another dlink gigabit switch behind the tv in the master for the roku, PS3, bluray etc...

When I connect the actiontek adaptor for Moca as suggested next to the modem I lose all internet connectivity and wireless, like the router cannot see the internet any longer. I unplug it just from power and it seems to come back, I fiddled with it for several hours and still nothing. I have cable at the Roamio and Cable at the Mini but they both cannot see a gateway.

So I thought I would try ethernet again, Same results as above so I put the Roamio and the mini right next to each other on the same switch and unplugged anything else on the network, still same result No live TV, no able to play recorded on Roamio shows everything else works and still a V113 error.

I dont know what to do or try now, I thought this would be easy but after 14 years with Tivo I want to cancel and tell comcast to bring me a PVR setup.

Please Help anyone,

Every recording seems to be cut off

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 05:05
Well on sitcoms.

Seeing it on FXX and NBC shows, like the last bits before end credits or as end credits roll.

Is everyone having to pad?

It's as if their clock is a minute or two early.

Glo Remote and Roamio DVR

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 00:58
I have a Glo Remote that controls my Series 3 DVR, my Vizio sound bar and my Vizio TV.

Can I use it with the Roamio Basic DVR???

Since my Glo Remote already is programmed for my Vizio TV and sound bar won't it automatically control the new Roamio, TV and sound bar???

Will I have to go into the Raomio and find the code for my TV?

I already did a face to face program with my sound bar remote and my Glo remote.

I hope I've asked the correct questions. If not, please let me know what more info to submit.

Does full reset improve performance?

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 00:38
I'm pretty sure my Premiere has gotten gradually slower since I bought it, even as the software has been upgraded. For instance, even with just 10-12 recordings in My Shows, it takes about 5 seconds to open. Is it possible there's fragmentation in the system files, or indexing, which could be fixed by resetting?

Or, is it more likely just the unavoidable Internet look-up issue? (I have 12 Mbps hard-wired, not wireless.)

Subscribing to video RSS feeds?

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 00:25
It seems like there used to be a feature for pulling in arbitrary video RSS feeds, but I can't seem to find it now. The Roamio pages show what I think I was looking for, the "Browse Web Videos" entry, but I can't find it on my unit. (See here: https://www.tivo.com/my-account/welc...re-from-roamio)

Has this feature been removed, and if so, is there any alternate way to subscribe to arbitrary RSS feeds?

Brand New - Tivo Roamio Plus with Lifetime Service

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 21:34
I got a brand new roamio plus with lifetime service as a gift from my friend. I haven't even opened the package. But, I do not have any use for it since I am probably leaving the country soon. So, I am planning to sell it off before leave. I am expecting $850 (negotiable) for it (retail price = $900 + shipping + tax). Reply if you are interested.