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tivo detected a serious problem.... time for fios dvr?

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:43
After enjoying my tivo premiere for 2 years i have now received the dreaded screen of death, its been more than 6 hours and it continues to go from almost there to blank screen to back to almost there. I've already unplugged it etc... I spent $700 for the tivo with life subscription + $100 for an external hard drive... what do you guys think should i switch to fios or is it worth paying $150 to .weaknees to fix it?

My biggest concern is I don't want to deal with a breakdown every year or two, has anyone had any experience after fixing their tivo, is it likely to break again? Thanks!

Auto recording Wishlists

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:06
Noticed on the Roamio box that when you set up a new wishlist, it sets it to autorecord. Don't like that. In wishlists in the past, one had to explicitly tell it to autorecord.

Of my 100 or so wishlists, only about 20 of them are auto record. I have to then go and turn them off for all the others after they're set up.

Anyone know a way to return the default behaviour for that to NOT autorecord with a new wishlist?

Roamio update software bug (I think)

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 00:05
The new software minor Roamio (plus) update introduced a bug I did not have before, I can't xfer into my Roamio Plus from any other TP-4 that I have, I can stream into the Roamio, I can xfer from the Roamio to the TP-4. I was able to xfer from any TP-4 into my Roamio Plus before this update.
If anybody has both a Roamio and a TP-4 (or a TP-2) please see if you can xfer into your Roamio, when I try this xfer the Roamio tells me the xfer will take place after all other xfers have finished, but no other xfers are taking place (no blue light on the Roamio).

Logitech one remotes

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 22:35
Here the deal. I have a Tivo elite and a Comcast box located in my living room. I have my tivo connected by HDMI to my ling room tv I have it connected by component cable to a Sony tv in my my bedroom. I control the Tivo by ir extenders and Harmoney one remotes.
The problem I am having is that the some of the Comcast signals are changing the channels on the Tivo. Would any one know a way of solving this problem?

Roamio Plus streaming problems

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:45
I have a Roamio Plus. I can stream to the ipad and iphone apps for only a few minutes (less than 10) before the stream stops. After the stream stops, I get a message in the app that no streaming device is found on the network. After waiting a few minutes the streaming device is once again found, and I can stream for another few minutes before it freezes up again. It seems to me like the streaming device is dropping off my network intermittently for some reason. I have the Roamio hardwired to my router (Airport Extreme). I have read about some people having problems with "green" switches, but I do not have switch in my network only the router. I have restarted both the router and Roamio multiple times but this does not help. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

NFL Thursday night football

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 21:33
Anyone watching the game right now. Is the broadcast signal god awful, or is it my Tivo(or bad cable signal).

"Receiving Auto Control Signal (now)." - huh?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 20:34
My new Roamio Plus is showing some occasional SLOW channel changes. I am then presented with a plain text message at the top left of the screen, "Receiving Auto Control Signal (now).", just after the picture is displayed.

Most channel changes seem about right (~3 secs - same as my Premier), but these odd changes, maybe 1 in 5 changes, takes more like ~5 sec to complete.

Any ideas?

series 3 endless reboot loop

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 19:20
I looked up the problem, I have similar to another person. Except I unintentionally disconnect my external hard drive while it was in use and the was a recording going on while this was happening and worked for a little while and the recording resumed. About 1/2 hour to hour later it started doing this. Is it a "toxic" tv channel or corrupted internal or external hard drive. I did get that screen telling me to reconnect the external hard drive when I had it disconnect otherwise it would boot up OR press the clear button the remote to continue.

Is all my data lost or is there any way to fix this, can I recover this data if it is corrupted?

Out of Network Streaming

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 18:32
I am on the road and am trying to stream both live TV and recorded shows from my Roamio Pro to my iPhone. Every channel or recording I try to stream gives the message - "Away From Home Network: While you're away from your home network, some options are not available."

I thought "Sling" like functionality was part of this?

Partial recordings + conflicting info + ff failures

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 17:54
Although I found a thread describing some fast forward/rewind problems, I haven't found a thread that reports a problem with all the symptoms I am experiencing with my new Roamio Plus here in the Seattle area (Comcast), so here goes:

In approximately one out of twenty recordings made from a Season Pass I find this:

1) The info in the My Shows display says "(partial)" and a length of something less than the full show.
2) On the Playing screen, the green bar shows a partial recording, but the length of time shown is different than that shown in the My Shows display.
3) Playing the recording works until I try to fast forward - it begins to go, then gets stuck and displays the same set of images, as if stuck in a loop. The progress hash mark at the bottom just sticks in one spot.
4) Playing through the whole recording wihtout using FF seems to work at times, but trying again sometimes plays just the end of the recording - where according to the displays there isn't any recording. As it plays past the end of the green bar, the progress hash mark again just sticks and doesn't move.

All the shows happen to be broadcast on the local Fox affiliate, in HD.

I am using a cable card that I moved from my old Tivo HD, where it worked flawlessly for years.

There have not been any power failures while these recordings were being made. There are also no overlap issues (gotta love those 6 tuners!).

I have called Tivo 3 times so far (case # 130903-015457), and have been given 4 different responses. First I was told the signal strength to the cable card (100, 40 SNR) was too high. When I called Comcast to ask about this, they turned me away as having no problem as long as I see a clear picture (I do). Then I was told I needed to do a Kickstart, but it might totally wipe out the box, along with my 80 some season passes. I declined, and asked for a new box. Before that arrived, I discovered another symptom - after deleting the season passes that made the bad recordings, I could not get the option to create a new season pass for them, despite finding an upcoming broadcast in the guide. I was told to rebuild the guide data, which I did, which fixed the new symptom, but not the original problem.

So now I have the new box, but wonder if something about the way I set up the old one caused this problem. I can't seem to find anyone at Tivo who has ever seen or heard of this issue. I'd like to find out more before going through the arduous process of setting up the replacement box.

Slingbox and Roamio combination question

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 16:12
Apologies if this is a dumb question.

We currently have two cable subscriptions, one at our primary home and one at the place where we spend weekends. I would love to drop one of the cable subscriptions but still be able to watch and record live programming on TVs in both locations from the remaining cable subscription. I'm not interested in watching on an ipad in the second location; I want it to be viewable on a TV (or TVs).

Is this possible through a combination of Slingbox and Roamio? If so, what do I need where?

OTA Audio Lower

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 16:10
Any one notice having to crank the audio up a bit higher on OTA recordings?

I have a Denon 3313ci, and generally the volume is around -10.0db to -12.0db for Dish satellite, Dish OTA, Amazon VOD files on the Tivo, but my few OTA recordings on the Roamio Ive tried are like -5.0db. Thats pretty high, 0.0 is reference level. Im outputting DD from the TiVo.

Free space discrepancy

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 15:27
According to My Shows, my Pro is 42% full but the TiVo app reports it is 57% full. Anybody know why the difference?

Roamio Plus - I'm In!

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 15:15
I broke down and picked up a new Plus unit today from Best Buy. I hold you all personally responsible for triggering the UMF on this new TiVo. ;)

Install, Set-up & Pairing went as smoothly as possible, harvesting the M-Card from my XL4 unit. 6 tuners right out of the blocks.

Only delay is MRS functionality between the Plus and the XL4. TiVo reports "up-to" 72 hours before the media access key is released to the new unit. How odd; seems like should be instantaneous. I would have liked to move over my XL4 SPs and recordings this afternoon - but whatever.

UI looks and performs great! Lag was my only complaint from the S2s, S3 and XL4. Looks like a very nice improvement!

Why an extension cable with Slide Remote?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 14:26
I did search... Why is there and extension cable with the slide remote bluetooth dongle? If it's bluetooth shouldn't the signal be wireless and omni-directional? What scenario do you need to extend the dongle (so to speak)?? I'm getting one soon and just wonder..

well I guess it's just for if you have weak signals?

Slingbox and Roamio Plus

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 14:13
I'm trying to connect a Slingbox to my Roamio Plus and can't get past finding the right remote since the Roamio is not yet in the Slingbox directory. I've tried Series 3, Premiere, Premiere 4 plus a slew of others. The remotes that come up are a dull gray in color and none of the buttons work. I have the IR devices to the left of the TIVO logo per another thread.

Can anyone provide assistance? I would like to be able to watch these recorded programs from my iPad and other computers.

Thanks - Lynne Davies

Premiere 2 Tuner lifetime, 2TB upgrade, OTA/Cable, original 320 GB drive backup, $400

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 14:03
Will include the peanut remote and power cable it came with, as well as the original 320 GB drive it came with which you can keep as a backup. Will throw in an hdmi cable if that makes a difference to you.

$400 or best offer

Now way to many shows to watch......

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 12:45
I do really like my new Roamio and think it is by far the best TiVo to date, but with the extra tuners and 3TB HD I am now getting so many recordings I will never be able to watch everything. :D

I have well over 100 sp's and before with only 2 tuners must have had a lot of conflits so I could keep up with everything. Now I have pages and pages and pages of recordings.

IR Repeater Available

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:58
Check out what Tivo now sells for the Mini and other DVR's not sure how new or old it is, pretty useful. The roamio of course uses RF now, but for those of us still rockin older remotes to use with Receivers etc, this can come in handy.


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - S09E01 - The Gang Broke Dee

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:56
Well, I don't get FXX so thank god for the internet. I thought this episode was beyond hilarious. Typical Dennis being a d*ck and the gang was funny as ever. Dee's comedy routine was priceless. I really didn't see that end coming, very funny twist. This show continues to be out there and just wrong. I need to watch it again to see if the plot actually makes any sense. What a start to a short season (13 episodes). Shame on FX for moving it to a channel one tier up on most cable networks.

Joke's on Dee!