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What part of "fixed" does TiVo not get?

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 08:52
I've always set my TiVos to output a constant resolution, to avoid the flicker that accompanies a mode change. Currently, I have a Premiere set to use only 1080i, and a Roamio set exclusively to 1080p60 (on two different TVs). Yet, sometimes I still see the flicker, on both these units.

It only happens with some network-transferred videos, which cause the flicker just as I start them. The sad thing is that the before and after resolutions are the same -- the TiVo is technically obeying my settings, but still invoking an unnecessary mode change, to switch from one resolution to the same resolution.

Roamio Pro and Tivo Stream on same network?

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 08:42
Just got a roamio pro up and running last night. Downloading shows to my ipad mini worked flawlessly.

But i still have a Tivo XL4 in the bedroom that i would like to occasionally download shows to my iPad... i have a tivo stream i was using before the roamio pro... if i plug that back in and put on network, will i be able to stream/download shows from my XL4 to my ipad mini? And how will that affect streaming/downloading from Roamio Pro? Does the ipad tivo app just automatically know which device (roamio built-in, tivo stream for XL4) to use for streaming/downloading from each individual box?

Anybody had success with such a setup yet?

Can't get my TiVoCasts in HD

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 08:37
I had decided to transfer some of my video podcast subscriptions from my S3 to my Roamio. And by "transfer", I mean redo them on the new box. I noticed that the old "Web Videos" HME app doesn't seem to be available anywhere on the Roamio (?), but under Download Manager, it said to use Search.

So, I searched for "Tekzilla". It came up in the results, and it had a little "HD" logo on it. Great, I thought -- subscribe. But to my dismay, when I looked at the downloaded video, it was 480p. Meanwhile, my S3 is still downloading new episodes in 720p, so I know it's not that they're unavailable or that the feed changed.

There was only one search result for Tekzilla, and there was no option to select the resolution. Is there a way around this?

(The same thing happened with "HD Nation", which is why I said "TiVoCasts". But I quit trying after seeing those two.)

Will tivo ever stream media from a computer like Apple tv vs transfer?

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 08:11
I have Apple TV and TiVo and I love both for individual reasons, hbo go is nice on Apple TV, Spotify is nice on TiVo.
Apple TV is nice because it doesn't have internal storage and playing a video is dependent on wifi connection.
TiVo to play a file on desktop you need to transfer it first but once it's there can play without buffering but then it takes space on your TiVo hard drive.

Curious if Tivo will ever stream media from a computer like Apple tv vs transfer and take up space.

Picture quality on 60" plus displays

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 05:35
I notice a slight picture improvement with the Roamio over the S3, but maybe that is my imagination. The dell 50" is starting to act up and I am planning on replacing it. My question is can I go too big? I have a large room that I am considering a Panasonic plasma ST60 60-65". Will broadcast (comcast) HD quality suffer if I go 65"?

Option to automatically pad all recordings

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 05:22
I need to add one minute to the end of every recording to make sure I get the whole show. This isn't a big problem for season passes but is a nuisance for manual recordings. I'd love to have an option to add time to every recording.

Roamio setup woas

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 04:55
I was a very early TIVO adopter and own 2 series 1's and a series 2. I have been away from the TIVO family for a long time and have finally come home with a purchase of a Roamio plus :)

After many hours with Bright house networks and swapping tuning adapters and a cable cards, my roamio finally displays live TV mostly correctly. I still get pixilation quite a bit and occasionally when I change channels I hear my Onkyo TX-NR809 receiver click and get a black screen on some channels.

I haven't tried going directly from the TIVO to the TV because I'd like to retain surround sound.

I'm still relearning my TIVO so any help/tips on the pixilation issue or the black channels would be appreciated!



Elite vs Roamio

Sat, 08/31/2013 - 00:44
What are the benefits of the Roamio over the Elite? The obvious ones are the 2 extra tuners (which I don't think I need) and the ability to stream (which doesn't do me any good until it works out of the home - and even then would only be something I would use a couple times a year).

I am a tech junkie and fighting the "must have it now" feeling, but the more I hold off the less of an upgrade I see to it. The 4 tuner version is buggy as hell so I only hope I wouldn't have the same problems with 6 tuners.

Any help here? The wifi does me no good and while a faster UI and better Netflix app would be nice I'm not sure thats worth the $800 outlay. Especially since we still don't have Amazon.

The $800 with lifetime price tag has made me second guess this decision a couple dozen times so just looking for others views on it. Thanks!

SPORTS NIGHT (1998 TV Series) on Fox Soccer Channel

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 23:37
I noticed when doing a search on Sabrina Lloyd tonight that the Fox Soccer Channel (channel 619 on DirecTV) is airing Sports Night beginning Tuesday, September 3rd at noon CT. So far it looks like a couple of episides maybe at noon most weekdays and other sporadic showings.

Anyway, if you were one who saw it mentioned here and were looking to see it, here's an opportunity. Fox Soccer is an HD channel, but I have no idea how Sports Night will air.

I don't know if it's been broadcast lately because I haven't really been paying attention, but I was pleasantly surprised to see this in the program guide. :up:

Can't login to tivo.com on chrome browser

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 23:16
I can't seem to sign into my account on tivo.com using the Chrome browser. After entering my username/password, the "Sign in" button stays gray and is not clickable. Works fine in IE. Is this happening for anyone else?

Replacing HD. Tivo Software?

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:39
I have a parts machine that looks like it may be resurrected. It currently has a bad HD. The unit boots to a green screen and reboots about 10 min later... to the same green screen. I will attempt to WinMFS the software from the bad drive to a new drive, but if it is too far gone, can I use WinMFS to copy a hard drive from a working S3? They're both thermometer 250B's.

24 hours to activate

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:20
I rushed home with my new Tivo Mini tonight, to connect to my new Roamio Plus. The installation went fine, with just the delay for downloading stuff (update, etc). Then after that 30 minute process, I get a message saying it can't connect to the Roamio. The reason would appear to be the following, as indicated on My Account on the Tivo site:

"We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours."

Really? Unlike every other online purchase these days which is immediate, Tivo wants me to wait 24 hours to verify a $6 / month fee? Tell me no....

I am outside of business hours for Tivo and I missed the Chat service by 8 minutes. While I guess and hope I can work this out tomorrow it is a pretty frustrating experience to not be able to complete the setup - all for the sake of $6.


HBO, Bad Robot, Westworld!

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 22:05

Could be interesting. It's a shame Abrams' record is so spotty...hopefully this will be one of the Good Ones.

Amazon Instant Video

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 21:16
Why can't Tivo do Amazon Instant Video on the Premiere? I can do it on my computer, I can do it on my iPhone and iPad, but not on my Premiere. In this day and age, it seems silly.

Netflix app stuck

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:23
So I was trying to log into my netflix account and I was getting really frustrated that I either forgot the password or kept typing it wrong. As it turns out I was just using the wrong email address (its on my wife's and not mine) as I hadn't had to log into Netflix in months and forgot. After a few missed attempts it prompted to make an account and now it is stuck there. My options are to read the terms of service or to enter my info and create an account for my email address. I can't back out using any button the remote. They all do nothing. I tried to leave the app and come back, but it returns to the same screen. I tried putting the Roamio in standby, but when I brought it back it returned to the same screen. I tried to unplug the box, wait a few minutes, and plug it back in. Nope, same screen. I am at a loss here. How do I log in now?

Roamio Pro issue WD MyBook DVR Expander

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:13
I am having a issue with the new Roamio Pro and the Western Digital MyBook DVR 1TB Expander. I have tried two different brand new TiVo Roamio Pro's; 4 Brand new WD Expanders, new eSata cables; and I connected the WD Expander to a premiere XL4; so I know the function properly. The Roamio tells me the WD DVR Expander is unsupported though, is Anyone Else Having this issue?

Roamio and video output fios

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 20:07
Trying to figure out the best settings for the display output. My tv is a 1080p 120mhz sharp. Fios outputs in 1080i. Which video outputs should I select for the Roamio? Right now all the formats are selected because when the test was run all the resolutions worked.


Another MOCA Issue

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 19:27
I've contacted TiVO support several times so far without luck... I'm hoping someone can help here.

I'm trying to set up a base Roamio & a Mini to work on my home Moca network.
The Roamio has a Moca adapter & the Mini plugs directly into the coax from the wall.

The other Moca adapter creating the network is adjacent to my cable modem & wireless router. The output of the adapter goes to a splitter that feeds 2 coax locations in my house including the Roamio & mini noted above.

Issue is this.... when I plug in just the Mini, Moca works. When I plug in just the Roamio, Moca works. When I plug them in together, the Mini doesn't see the Moca and doesn't work.

I don't yet have the POE filter installed and am waiting on it. I also have oddball coax run through my house (NEK Cable Type RG62 AWG22 Flourofoam.....). Could power loss due to the cabling & POE filter be the cause of my issues??

Does Mini share Romio App for Netflix??

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 18:11
Does the Mini have the same app for Netflix?? After using the Mini app, my Premieres just doesn't compare. If the Romeo had the same Netflix app, I'd be inclined to get one for the living room.

Ruh Roh,Stuttering and Reboot

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 16:45
I have had the premiere 4 for almost a year and have started to experience reboots and stuttering during recording playback. I have the 4 year warranty from best buy. Does anyone have experience getting them to swap you out at the store? I called and they told me they need to have it for a week to look into fixing it. I sarcastically asked if they were going to sit in front of it for a few hours to make sure but seriously how would they know its fixed? Think I could get them to swap me for a Roamio on the spot? If they offered me the lowest model do you think I could come up with the difference to upgrade to the plus?