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Wish List question

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:24
When I set up a wish list item, I always set it to auto record. What happens if I don't?

anyone using a wireless AC router?

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:11
does it work ok with a Tivo? is the range any better than your N? any brand or model recommendations?

Amazon instant video

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 05:13
What's with Amazon Instant video not playing on Tivo Mini? When you purchase a instant video it states you can play/store on up to 2 tivo units. I only have a Roamio and a mini.

Stored/downloaded to my Roamio, but not able to view on mini.

Something does not seem right about this. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any input

Cahnging Channels on a Series 3 Without Remote

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 23:51
My remote is not working. Is there a way to change channels directly from the TIVO unit? TIVO Series 3 HD.

Dexter 9/22/2013 (S08E12) "Remember the Monsters?"

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 22:19
What a whimper of a finale.

There's so much like this, but a great example of how sad the whole season has been is when Batista and Quinn are watching the video footage of Dexter in the prison after he'd killed Vogel... hello? anybody with a brain left on the writing staff? *sigh*

Breaking Bad - S05E15 - Granite State

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 21:18
So Walter White and Heisenberg are household names.

Gretchen and Elliot went on Charlie Rose and inadvertently caused Walt to come out of hiding!

Robert Forster is SO GOOD at playing that type of character.

I suppose that was Saul's exit.

Is Jesse ok?

And FINALLY, after hearing Vince and co saying for months how incredible Todd is, their hype started to pay off in this episode.

Stream to TV through ipad

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 20:45
I have Tivo stream and I am trying to connect the iPad to a TV outside with a HDMI cable. The sound comes through but the Tivo app does not allow the video to display on the TV. Do I have any options to watch shows off my Tivo on this TV?

A Question for TiVo

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 20:09
Why does TiVo prevent the transfer of protected programs THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN VIEWED? How can it be any kind of abuse to viewing restrictions to simply MOVE an UNVIEWED program to another TiVo for viewing? This is obvious and logical -- what can the counter arguement possibly be??? Those of us who suffer with TW want to know. . .

Can you please help me set up MOCA at my house

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 19:28
Okay...... here are the details of my situation. Can someone with knowledge please help guide me with this.

The provider for my TV and internet is Verizon FIOS. I have really fast internet service(I believe it is 50/25).

My house has coaxial connection jacks in most of the rooms(single jacks). As best I can tell, this coax infrastructure is in good condition.

My router is a newer product from Verizon. It is the MI424WR rev. I(eye). It does support wireless N, and according to the published documentation, it also does support MOCA natively.

Room A is where my router is. I would prefer NOT to have a Tivo in this room at all, if possible.

Room B is my bedroom. I would like to have a Tivo Roamio pro in this room. I am interested in using the full functionality of this product, including live netflix streaming, live Tivo to tivo streaming, and also slingbox style remote streaming(a new feature that is supposedly coming soon from Tivo).

Room C is our living room. In this room I prefer to have a Tivo premiere(the original model).

Room D is our guest room. I do not want a Tivo in this room, but I would like to put an access point there.

For my budget on this project, I am trying to stay around $300 or less.

Soooooooooo .......... where do I go from here? What equipment do I need to purchase? What is the best way to configure all of this?



Directv Genie w/Client vs Tivo w/Mini

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 19:21
I currently own the Genie/Client setup. I can play a recording or schedule a recording from the Client. They are connected via the house RG59 coax that was installed when the house was built 1977. The setup works great. Is the Tivo/Mini the identical setup/function. It appears to be but I can't tell for sure after reviewing all the specs.

65th Prime Time Emmy Awards (2013) - LIVE with spoilers

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 19:05
65th Prime Time Emmy Awards discussion.

Who will win big? Breaking Bad? Mad Men? Games of Thrones? House of Cards?

Who are your favs?

I am pulling for Breaking Bad, but would be happy with wins for House of Cards or Mad Men.

MoCA not working - router?

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 18:28
I get a C33 error message when trying to use MoCA. My router is a Western Digital My Net 900 and I can't find anywhere online where MoCA is mentioned in conjunction with a description of this router. Does anyone know if it supports MoCA? If not, does anyone have a recommendation for a router that does?

Thanks - Lynne

Can anoyone confirm that a 4K drive works in a Premiere?

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 15:45
I recently had alot of problems trying to put a 4K (Advanced Format, or AF) drive in my Tivo HD XL (TCD658000.) Please reference this thread:


I never could get it to work right, and have been running the reimaged stock drive without issues.

I'm now considering an upgrade, and was wondering about 4K compatibility in a Premiere. I know that the base Premiere comes with a non-AF drive. Even the new base Roamio comes with a non-AF drive.

Can anyone confirm that a 4K drive works correctly in a base Premiere, and that the partitions align? What about a base Roamio?


Streaming to PC/Mac

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 13:24
Will the Series 5 eventually be able to stream live and recorded TV to PCs and Macs? This feature would come in really handy for me.

Starting with a bare 2tb drive

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 13:05
I have a series 3 with what I believe is a bad drive so I cant back it up. I also have a Hatachi(p/n 0F10311) 2tb SATA 3 drive as a donor.

What I need is some direction in locating instructions for imaging the drive with the appropriate software to get back up and running. Most things I have read thus far are dated and talk about the lack of info on TB drives as well as the need to have a backup to begin with. Can someone point me to a relevant thread where I can find an image as well as instructions for tools to get the job done.

Thank you in advance.

Pip ?

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 12:22
Any way to do picture in picture with a Roamio Pro ?
Is there a switch or an adapter you could buy where this can be rigged up ?

so tired of the black screens

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 11:40
i just moved and had to get TWC.. Ive had nothing but trouble with my switched signal. Sports pass works when it wants(black channels), channels constantly dropping(regular cable). Three Techs have come out, all stating they have never worked with mcards. call TWC and the cable card tech on the phone says they cant do anything for the signal the tech at the house has to fix it. Its a revolving door nightmare of stupidity.
I have a tivo premire xl4 and Cisco TA
I come back from watching tivo and have black screens. I have to unplug the TA and reset it to just watch tv again.

I finally got the redzone channel working at 10am this morning, Im afraid to change the channel and lose it

does anyone have any other ideas?

Can't connect at hotel

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 03:31
I am trying to get my tivo to connect using the wifi at the hotel I am at and it wont work. My laptop and my iphone work just fine on their wifi. I am able to program it to the wifi it offers here but when i hit the "connect to service now" it keeps giving me an error. I think its because there is a "connect page" i have to hit the agree button on. I tried connecting my laptop to the tivo and still got the same error message. It says "failed while negotiation". If I use my laptop do I need a router between the laptop and tivo or can I connected them both together and share the laptop internet?
any advice?

I have a TiVo Premiere with a TiVo AG0100 Wireless Adapter and my laptop is using windows 8

Also I dont want to talk about my personal life so please do not mention slingbox

List of favorites...

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 22:06
Is there a way to add a list of favorite channels to the tivo roamio? This is one of the few features I liked about the directv dvr. The comcast x-1(worst dvr ever made) had a last 7 channels watched option. Thanks for your help

Tivo Romaio flashing picture

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 21:52
I just purchased my Tivo Roamio plus and am having several issues.

The current one is renting a movie from Amazon and when I go to watch the movie the screen flashes about every 5 seconds. I will get the picture for a few seconds, sometimes sounds, sometimes not, and then it go blank. This process repeats without end.

The movie is currently downloading - but according to the progress bar it is over 1/2 way through the download so this should NOT be the case of where playing the movie over-runs the download.

Additionally - if i go back to Tivo so that the movie is in the window off to the side - the entire Tivo menu flashes in the same way.

My Amp indicates that the HDMI signal is dropping out as the icon for indicating HDMI flashes on and off with the screen.

The Tivo screens won't be normal until I stop playing the movie in the background.

Anyone else have issues with this?