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Tivo: Failed while negotiating

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 20:02
Anyone else seeing this tonight?
It's not a local network thing, AFAIK. Last successful update was at 5:34 pm CST, and nothing's changed at all since then, yet both Tivos are now reporting 'failed while negotiating', 'unrecoverable error' when trying to connect to the Tivo Service?

Amazing Race missing first 11 minutes

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 19:50
Roamio Pro. I have SP for 60 Minutes and TAR. Since I have 6 tuners, I set 60 Minutes with a 1 minute before and 30 minute after pad. I set TAR up for 1 minute before and 90 minutes after pad. Football ran over, so I started watching 60 Minutes 11 minutes after it started. After watching 60 Minutes, I deleted the show, and went to my recorded shows, TAR didn't show up. I hit the Tivo button and went back to my recorded shows and TAR appeared, showing it was recording. I selected to watch and I'm missing 11 minutes. I'm pissed because I bought the Roamio to resolve conflicts, not to fail to record shows. This is the first time this has happened to me on the Roamio, or on a Tivo.. It does appear that the Roamio rebooted recently, as I had to scroll down to get to CC last Friday.

I mentioned this has happen to me first time on a Tivo. Back in Survivor season 2 my Replay TV failed to record an episode. I bought a series 2 Tivo and started recording Survivor on both DVRs.

sort by date not working

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 19:50
Sort by date not working here.

nfl football at the bottom? Paging down and there's another 5 or so shows from 10/13, after the older ones.

I thought I got bit by the failure to record before I saw it in the wrong spot. It should be showing up at the top.
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Sun, 10/13/2013 - 19:38
Hi Guys,

Anyone else having an outage right now? I am getting a C133.

Losing audio after switching HDMI

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 17:07
I just got a Roamio Pro and after a few glitches that have been resolved (first Roamio was DOA and had to exchange it, and problems with pairing the CableCard) I'm having issues with the HDMI audio. My TV has only one HDMI input so I am using an 4-port HDMI switcher (from Monoprice) to switch between HDMI inputs. When I switch back to the Roamio I lose audio. The only way to restore it is to unplug and plug back in the HDMI cable on the Roamio, but when I switch away and back to the Roamio, I'll lose audio again. My Series 3 Tivo plugged into the same switch has no problem. I haven't yet done any testing yet so does anyone have any ideas what to check? Could it be the HDMI cable (I've used it before with an Apple TV with no problem) or the switch itself? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

(As as side note, when I returned the first Roamio to Best Buy, I asked if it would be returned to Tivo. I was told no, that it would actually be destroyed! This seems like such a waste, as the problem was probably just a lose power cable inside. I was told HP does the same thing - if a computer is returned that doesn't work, it is destroyed instead of being sent back to the factory and refurbished.)

CW and Time Warner Cable

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 16:53
I live in upstate NY and I'm just noticing that I don't get the CW. I guess I've never tried to watch anything on it before. What gives? Wiki says 95% of the country gets it now. Is it because there is no affiliate covering the area (Adirondacks) or am I missing something?

New FX show Fargo with Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:26
This sounds like a winner!

Quote: After spending four seasons of Breaking Bad trying to evade law enforcement, Bob Odenkirk will switch sides for FX’s Fargo.

The comedian has boarded the ten-part limited series in a supporting role, along with Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Joey King (The Conjuring), Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, and more.


The Crazy One's 10-10-2013 *Spoilers*

Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:25
There was one scene in the bloopers section at the end of the show.

Robin Williams: Where did you learn the Dukes of Hazard stuff?

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Sunnydale...and walks away.

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?