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I think it would be cool to have content shortcuts in "My Shows." For example, say I'm watching a TV Show season on Netflix, I could make a shortcut on My Shows directly to the Netflix page for the show.
This would make it easier to keep track of the shows I'm watching all in one place and not have to remember where I was watching them. Obviously there is room for more advanced features to tack onto this like keeping track of new and watched episodes, but I think the simple shortcut feature would be really nice by itself.
I am wondering if Roamio can work with multiple harddrives, one at a time? If it does, then it means unlimited recording space... wow, wouldn't it be nice?
Can someone test this out...
Step 1 - HardDrive#1 with some recording in it already.
Step 2 - Swap out HardDrive#1 with HardDrive#2 and record some programs in HardDrive#2
Step 3 - Put HardDrive#1 back in the Roamio and see if it plays the recording that was in it.
Step 4 - Put HardDrive#2 back in and see if it plays those recording that was in it.
If it works, then we can have 2, 5, 10 and more harddrives and never run out of recording space.
Or I might be just dreaming....
Does the Roamio support Live365?
I am a new Tivo user. On my old Cablevision DVR (SA8300HD), I would frequently watch a recording off my DVR, switch to live TV by typing a channel # or using the last button. Then when I returned to the room (say after a bathroom or drink break), I want to resume watching the recorded program, so I would hit the last button again (bringing me back to a paused recording) and then play.
How does one go about doing something similar on a Tivo?
If I am back on live TV and hit the last button, it tunes to the last channel that tuner was on.
If I am back on live TV and hit the live tv button, it switches tuners.
If I am back on live TV and hit the info and do to the tuner selection tab, the recording is not an option.
The only way I have discovered how to get back to the recording is: Tivo Central >> my shows >> find the program again >> resume playing (which is not very quick)
We just got our new Roamio plus and it won't startup. It keeps cycling from Welcome! Starting up to our TV input and says searching for signal. It keeps cycling the same thing over and over and won't boot up. So now I have an RMA for this brand new unit and have to hook back up my Premiere and Tivo is cross shipping me another unit which should be here in a couple days... So now I'll have 2 x Tivo's for return.. I guess the hard drive is failed or something not sure but it's not working. :-(
As a Best Buy Rewards Zone member, I used to get 10% off coupons in the mail several times per year, but I can no longer recall the last time I got one. I could sure use 10% off on a Roamio!
Does anyone still get them or have they been completely killed off?
The NY Times did a three part series on ESPN. I read a little of the first part about it's control over College sports, particularly CFB and the third which is about ESPN's influence on the TV landscape in general:
Interesting reading on how one company dominates Sports, not only what goes on the air but how and why it's on the air.
So I just got my Mini and went to install it on my old fashioned Standard Def TV. My TV has the usual component cable connections but the Mini has those odd component & A/V ports. What type of cable/connectors fit the Mini? I cant find them anywhere!
So now there is an underground fight club in Chester's Mill? The writers are really trying hard to take something interesting and make it ridiculous. I really want to see how this plays out, but the direction some of the plots are going makes me wonder if this isn't just wasting my time?
But hey, at least the pink stars fell in line.
If I VPN my ipad to my home network would streaming work?
I am having video problems with the TiVo Roamio Pro I originally ordered from weaKnees. No matter whether I try HDMI or Component I cannot get any video to show on my Panasonic TV.
Anyway, today I decided it must just be a bad box and, since Amazon still showed they would have them available on the 28th, I ordered another Pro through Amazon.
Since I am also a member of Amazon Prime, I expected it to show 2-day shipping or at least present an option to pay for faster shipping.
When I received an e-mail confirming my order, it said it would be shipped via ground. It also says the delivery date will be anywhere between September 4th and September 19th.
I had a TiVo Premiere connected to my Panasonic TCP55ST60 Plasma TV through my Marantz NR1603 A/V Receiver via HDMI and both audio and video were working fine.
When I received my new TiVo Roamio Pro I unplugged the power and then moved each cable one by one from the Premiere to the Roamio Pro.
When I finished all the connections, I plugged the power cable back in and no video showed on the TV.
The green light on the front left of the Pro came on indicating that it was receiving power and the amber light just to the right of it blinks whenever I press a button on the remote so it appears to be receiving the IR/RF signal from the remote.
I have tried taking the HDMI cable out of the loop and running it directly from the Pro to the TV. I have also tried using component between the Pro and the TV. Neither of these methods shows any video either.
I have also tried pressing the resolution button on the back of the Pro, in case whatever the signal it puts out by default is one that my TV doesn't recognize. That doesn't work either.
Is there anything else I can try before I send it back for a refund?
It might have been fun to attend live, but that was one of the worst Top Gear episodes with the UK hosts ever IMHO. Hammond did well not to attend. On par with the US version both in host interaction and uninteresting content. Considering how good the shows specials have been, I'm shocked they let this one be broadcast.
So I have a comcast installation scheduled for this weekend and was hoping to use a Roamio. WHo has them in stock at the moment - Amazon doesn't, Best Buy doesn't, Walmart doesn't, weakness doesn't...
I have a Tivo Premiere in a cabinet and it runs abou 43c vs 35c for the one that is not in a cabinet.
Does anyone have there Roamio in a Cabinet and how hot does it run? Do you think there are any issues with this?
2 tuner Premiere XL with lifetime service.
Original box and all materials.
$450 + shipping
I am getting errors when running diagnostics on both the premiere 4 (with moca) and a tivo mini. Recently, when doing diagnostics, I notice the port check fails. It used to succeed almost instantly. I contacted Tivo tech support. Their suggestion was to open about 22 plus ports on my router, which I have. However, I am still getting a port error issue. Any suggestions?
I've had a TON of issues trying to pair may CableCARD with Charter. I've tried 5-6 CableCARDs, a dozen or so calls, and a Charter tech service call. Nothing helps. I have two other TiVo's (both Premieres), and I compared the CableCARD screens to one another. I found quite a bit of difference between the 'Conditional Access' screens of the activated Premieres and the struggling to activate Roamio - but I have no idea how to interpret what the issues is.
On that screen (Conditional Access), my Premieres show a fully populated screen where my Roamio only shows the first few lines (it ends with auth and con).
Like I said before I have tried multiple CableCARDs and it is always the same. CableCARD installs have always been painful for me with Charter. This time seems worse!
A couple of other 'finds' are that testing channels via the cable card menu shows "No Channels Available" and a black screen. Testing channels via the tuning adapter menu shows channel info (and has the ability to scroll channels) but still has the black screen. Interestingly, when I remove the tuning adapter, the ability to scroll channel information via the cable card menu returns but there is still a black screen.
Going into the tuning adaptor menu shows OOB errors, PSOC(?) failures and Init fail - but the amber light on front is solid and does not flash.
Any idea from all of this information what the issue is? Is it the TiVo box? CableCARD (x5)? Could a bad tuning adaptor be the issue?
Some stupid questions from an occasional TV watcher. I'm trying to decide between these models. Most of the differences I don't care about... the one of concern is streaming. What is the difference between TiVo streaming found in the Roamio vs. the Roamio Plus. Right now, I rarely use services such as netflix, hulu, etc., but who knows what the future holds. The only other concern is hard disk size. I rarely get past 75% full on my Premier, so I'm not overly concerned with having a bigger drive.
The only reason I'm even thinking about upgrading is because my Premier is starting to act flakey and I think it's on its way out (it's 2 or 3 years old).
Also, it seems only a few places are selling the devices and they're all advertised at list. TiVo offered me the Roamio for $150. Can I do better elsewhere?
Ive been setting up all my current tv shows for HD digital download to the Roamio, and The Bridge which is on Fx gave me that notice last night after I bought an episode?
Ive used tivo and amazon vod off and on for years and never had a tv show that you could buy, not be able to be sent to the tivo download queue.
Any ideas? I wouldnt think media rights would matter, I mean you can buy it for PC, kindle and Roku viewing...