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Downloading show to iPad

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:57
Ok, this seems very awkward. When I download shows from the Roamio to the iPad, I have to leave the app open( I can live with this) but I also have to keep interacting with the app so the iPad doesn't go to sleep. If it does, the down load stops. So basically I have to set and watch the show down load to the iPad. Not very convenient. Is there a better way? How do I keep the iPad from sleeping during downloads?

Question about Monthly Service

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:50
Looking at buying a Roamio (man that's a goofy name), and due to finances, I can't afford the lifetime to go with it (not right now, anyway). I'm thinking of going the monthly route for the time being until things clear up a bit. Given I have old boxes, I would qualify for MSD, so it would be $12.99 a month.

To that, the website talks about a one year commitment, and a $75 early termination fee. Does that apply if you then go during the year to lifetime?

If they just let you upgrade to lifetime at that point without a penalty, that might be the way to go for me.

Also, I vaguely remember some deal before where you'd pay something like $20 a month, and get the box, too? As I can't find that, I suspect that was something for Premiere that is no longer around?

S2 Stuck In Reboot Loop

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:47
I've done a little searching on the forum, and can't find anything similar to what I have experienced. I apologize in advance for the long post.

I have a Series 2 Tivo, which we have been using happily for the last several years (lifetime sub). Recently, the hard drive failed completely. I replaced it with a 160gb WD hard drive, with a fresh image that I obtained on the web. I ran through all the steps to get it working correctly in the S2, and that fixed the problem, the S2 was working again.

Fast forward to about a month or so later (a few days ago), and one morning I find my S2 in a perpetual reboot sequence. It doesn't get to the stage where the light changes yellow, so I can't try any kick start codes. It just powers up for about 30 seconds, then shuts off completely and repeats.

I have another hard drive (200gb WD), so I create a TiVo drive from my downloaded image, swap out the drive and begin the start up process again. After going through the guided setup twice (having "deleted everything" after the first startup to get the serial numbers synced), I pull the drive out, and create a backup image of it.

This second drive works great, and I figure that the first drive I used was just on it's way out. When I came down the next day, the TiVo was behaving exactly the same as the morning before, locked in a boot up sequence that it can't complete.

Using the two drives (which appear to work fine), I have tried a combination of using either drive, with either the downloaded image or the image I created, and every time I get the exact same result. It works perfectly when I first install it, and yet when I check it the following morning it is back to the stuck boot up sequence.

I'm at a loss, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Pixelation only on one channel?

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:18
I've noticed that I'm getting some pixelation and a lot of RS uncorrected errors only only on one channel (Golf Channel HD) - signal strength 85 - SNR 35 which is right were most of my other channels are. I have absolutely no RS uncorrected errors on any other channel and very low RS corrected errors. My thinking is that if this were a problem with the cabling in my house that this would show up on more than one channel. Could it be possible that these errors are actually in the transmission stream itself? I'm just not sure where to go from here...

Any suggestions?


Fri, 09/06/2013 - 09:16
I am having trouble streaming Lilyhammer. It keeps retrieving. Does anyone else have this problem?

Setting up Roamio and a Mini

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 06:34
I have purchased a Roamio Pro and a Mini.
The Roamio will be in the living room and the Mini in the study area. I have a wi-fi set up in the study.
Does everything I need to get set up and going come pre-packaged in the Roamio and Mini? Stated another way-- will I need to buy anything else?

For previous Tivo set-up I needed to purchase a wireless adapter.

Will I need any MOCA adapter?
I am aware that I will need one cable card (from Comcast).

I do not plan to use any ethernet cable or other cables from the router to either the Roamio or Mini.

Slider remote - tv goes on by itself

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 05:54
I now have 2 TVs connected to my premiere xl, one in the family room that uses the regular remote and one in the kitchen with a wireless HDMI broadcaster that duplicates the signal to the second room.

I added a slider remote so that the TV in the kitchen can control the tivo in the other room.

Every few days or so, at 2 or 3 in the morning the TV in the kitchen turns itself on. It has never done this until the slider remote was introduced to the kitchen.

Any idea on why this is happening?

Blog and website

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 03:31
what is Blog and website and which one is batter..?

NFL Sunday Ticket free trial (9/8/13)

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 03:24
I guess most subscribers already have this info through the message inbox or other sources. But, just in case you missed it.

I already have my recordings set for Sunday.

Some .mkv files not transferring to TivoHD

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 03:15
Hello All
I down load 2 files around 2.5GB each and both of them will not work transfer to my TiVo HD. I use TiVoDesktop to move them across i have transferred these files before without any issues.
Any help would be great.

Big Brother 09/05/13 - Another double eviction night

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 01:13
I really hate the double evictions.

If I were a betting man, I'd bet that McCrae's yard was the only one that actually had 2 bones in it.

Elissa really was blinded by Andy - she actually thought McCrae was the extra vote to send Amanda home. Crazy.

The bridge

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 23:21
I seem to be missing some episodes of the bridge. I see a couple of 3 minute recaps, but no episodes. Season pass fail? Anyone else experience an issue?

Roamio TiVo Remote Missing Key Punches

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 23:13
I have the Roamio in the basement and was excited to see that RF was added to the remote this go around.

I have used a Next Generation remote control extender with my TiVo's in the past and never had a problem.

With the Roamio I am missing key punches using the "native RF" or when I switch to IR and use the extender.

I have noticed that as soon as I push a button the emitter on the top of the remote flashes either red or yellow immediately. Red always fails. Yellow always works.

Anyone else seeing behavior like this or have a suggestion how I can correct the issue?

Burn Notice 9/5/13 "Sea Change"

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 21:53
While I have been enjoying this (final) season much more than recent years, I was truly blown away by the sheer, plot-driven stupidity of this episode.

"Well, Sam & Fi, you see, I'm plotting with the CIA and we're going to take down James today. Then, this will all be over."

"Oh, OK, that sounds great. We'll just hang out here until you're done."

There was absolutely no reason, aside from artificially-manufactured drama and horribly lazy writing, for the boathouse scheme or the rooftop showdown ever to take place. What a MASSIVELY disappointing way to set up the finalé.

Can't connect to other Tivo's: Network Error

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 21:49
I just activated a new Pro this afternoon. I can see my other three Tivos, in the list, but when I try to browse to any of them, the Roamio says it cannot access it because of a network error. Does this have something to do with Tivo not finishing something on their end? I know the network is fine, since I have kicked off a Tivo connection a few times to load software updates. The MAK is displayed on the Roamio, so I know it got its updates from Tivo. Shoudl I give it another day or is this some other issue?

Season Pass missing episodes

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 20:49
Recently Season Passes for Broadchurch (BBC America) and Last Tango in Halifax (PBS) fail to mark episodes for recording, even though there are no recording conflicts, and the listing does not have the episodes marked as Reruns? When I select them manually, they record ok. My other season passes work ok?

URC remote control programming

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 20:23
Hi, there is no Roamio or Series 5 device listed in the URC Complete Control device database.

Does anybody know what the compatible IR remote control type would be?
E.g. Series 3?


Roamio Playback Bug

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 20:20
Can't remember if my Premier did this or not, but it isn't expected behavior and is frustrating and should be corrected IMHO.

You set a program to record at say 5:30 p.m. that is 3 hours long. It's now 6:00 p.m., so it's recorded 30 minutes and you decide to start watching from the beginning. You get a few minutes in, then decide to hit the Tivo button, go to My Shows and start watching something else. You then pause that show and go back to your program that you were watching (still recording, etc), but you don't have a choice to resume playing (or from beginning like stuff that has finished recording. You only get Play. It then starts playing from the beginning! Every single time you do this. Why wouldn't it remember where you were and start playing from there?

Are there audio issues on Roamio or is it just me?

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 20:12
I hooked up my Pro today through my Sony AV receiver and the sound doesn't seem to be as good as it was from the Premiere Elite. After fast forwarding it seems to be even worse and then improves as it plays. Is this just me or has anyone else with a Dolby Digital AV receiver noticed anything like this?

TiVo Newfie Fios setup

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 19:33
I found a Roamio Pro today at BB and picked it up and went by Verizon and picked up a card. The Tivo set up went pretty easy, however been stuck in activating the card mode for over an hour now with Fios. It took me to the automated screen with the fios set up number to activate new equipment and it is all automated, you plug in the various numbers from the screen on your TV but in the process it says we have activated your card and your set top box and it will take up to 30 mins. I have been through that now twice and still does not seem to activate, I have been on hold for Fios tech support now for 20 mins.....wondering if when they say "activating your set-top box if they know it is a TiVo I am trying to activate? As it is not activating, and no one is answering at Fios. Anyone remember if you ended up having to talk to a live tech support person at Fios or what I might be doing wrong?