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Mini Setup - Any V70 Solutions?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:28
I'm sorry folks, but I'm going crazy here.

I have a Roamio Pro and two Minis set up and running just fine. I'm trying to add another Mini. I feel like I've tried everything and nothing works. TiVo even sent out a replacement Mini and I continue to get the same V70 error during setup.

I've plugged in the Mini where other Minis work. I've rewired so only the one Mini and the Roamio are actually connected to the router. I've disconnected all other network equipment in the house. I've verifed that the MAK has been saved to the Mini by connecting to the web interface now playing list (login tivo/[mak]), I've rebooted everything and connected to the TiVo service multiple times.

After two hours on the phone with TiVo support, we tried using MoCA. When the Mini ran through guided setup, it was able to connect to the TiVo service via MoCA, which runs through the Roamio, but STILL claimed it couldn't find a DVR.

Either I'm missing something really simple, or I got two bad Minis in a row. Please tell me what I'm missing.

Amazon is now selling the Roamio OTA for $49

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:51
I guess this means that the Roamio OTA is no longer a Best Buy exclusive.


Android streaming update/issue

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:07
My Nexus 6 shipped with Android 5.0.0, and upon power up, immediately updated to Android 5.0.1 without intervention.

The net result is the Play Store will not download the Tivo app as it is "not compatible."

I have reported this to Tivo Support and they have verified.

Oddly, my previous Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.0 was able to successfully install the Tivo app, and then upgraded itself to 5.0.1 after having the app installed. And the app ran fine.

So, this is for the FYI file and my fellow Android users.

Using a Camera for live feed with a series 2 TiVo TCD540140

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:41
I am a collegiate volleyball coach and I am trying to hook my series 2 TiVo TCD540140 to record practices.

We do not want to hook our TiVo to a satellite, antenna or cable box or create a subscription. All we want is to hook our camera up to the TiVo to watch the live feed from our camera through the TiVo on the Television and be able to use the pause, rewind, fast forward functions.

I have tried going through the set up and "hooking up" the TiVo with the cable box, satellite and antenna options and have got to the home screen on all occasions but I am never able to get anywhere after this or find how to get the Camera to show up on the TV.

How I currently have it set up:

TiVo connected through an ethernet cord.
Camera hooked up to the TiVo with an A/V cable (the one with the one plug going into the camera and hooking up to the TiVo with the red, white and yellow cords... no S-Video cord)
The TiVo hooked up to the TV with the red, white and yellow cords
The cords are in the correct inputs and outputs.

When I click Watch Live TV it shows:

TiVo Service Account Closed
You must have a valid TiVo service account to use DVR functionality...

I believe this covers everything I have done so far...

I am pretty lost on this matter. So starting from the very beginning would be very helpful! Please help!

Minor Pixellation THR22-100

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:20
Recently I replaced my Directv R10 (series2) with a THR22-100 TIVO HD DVR.
I also presently have a Hughes Series 2 (upgraded drive working just fine)

My issue - with the THR22 --- I notice very minor and infrequent Pixeling when I view recorded shows. So far it - it seems to be recorded only.
I decided that I would try and run a Kickstart 54 to check the hard drive.
However, the instructions are not correct for the THR22.
Example - when TIVO restarts the GREEN LED will be lit - There is no Green LED on the front panel of the THR22.
QUESTION - is there a version of Kickstart for the THR22 ????
THANK YOU --- Bill --:)

tivo mini in orange box

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:10
I'm at best buy looking for 2 minis they have 1 in a orange
Box. It says for 4 tuner premiers. Will this work with my 6 tuner Romania plus?

Installing new hard drive

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:33
Hello. I am about to install a new hard drive from Weaknees to my Tivo Premeir XL Elite. I am worried about the info I am going to have to enter in the new Set-Up. Can I just go to set-up and copy down all the info from the old hard drive that I can just copy into the set-up of the new hard drive, or will all the info be erased once I enter set-up ? If anyone has any input I would be grateful. Thanks. :)

Remote question

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:18
If I were to buy a Slide Pro remote with the dongle, could I then plug in the dongle and use the remote that came with my Roamio Basic on the Premiere while using the Slide Pro on the Roamio? This way both boxes could get upraded with one purchase. Thanks.

Any ideas on this situation for me?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00
I bought a Tivo Series 2 in 2004 and bought the lifetime sub on the unit.

I replaced the hard drive on it once, and it worked up until about a year ago and then stopped working so I tossed it. Pretty sure the board failed. The unit is still on my account, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't connected in at least six months if not longer which I know is the criteria for the MSD.

Anyway, I had purchased a Premiere on eBay in November 2013. I had assumed I had stumbled into a lifetime sub that the seller didn't list right, as it worked when I connected and has been working up until yesterday when a message came across that the account had been cancelled. I have no idea what that means for the past year and change I've been using the box. Not sure if the seller had reupped for a year and it ran out yesterday or if they've been paying this thing monthly for over a year and just realized or what.

So, I called Tivo last night and had them officially transfer the Premiere to my account so I could manage it. I'm not eligible for the MSD because the Series 2 is fried. I looked around for some service promo codes this morning and couldn't really find any that worked.

Does anyone know of anything I can do to either get cheap lifetime service on this Premiere, or of any promotions Tivo may be running that they may not be advertising, or if there's something I can do as relates to the original lifetime sub I bought on the Series 2 (which I'm pretty sure isn't transferable they make that perfectly clear, however, I'm wondering if there's some type of discount I can get off having had that all these years).

I'm not really familiar with gaming Tivo CSRs and promotions as I've never really had to deal with them in over a decade.

Deffective Tivo replaced - still shows on mini

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:01
Tivo replaced a defective RoamioPro but now my mini lists 2 TIVOs.

I spoke with customer service but the guy didn't understand my question.

I may call back later today, but have any of you seen this behavior and know a workaround?

Gotham S01E12 What The Little Bird Told Him OAD 1/19/2015

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 22:59
Wow, just wow. Penguin is really something else. You know, both sides should get together and just say "let's both kill him, because he's screwing both of us".

Felt sorry for Liza... I mean, she did bad things but she really did care for him. Pitiful dying scene tho. :)

The previews for next week seemed almost NSFW. :eek: Can't wait to see how it plays out.

Justified S06E01 1/20/15

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 22:30
SO glad it's back.
RIP Dewey Crowe.

Is Art foreshadowing the ending, Does anyone think Raylan dies at the hand of Boyd at series end?

Premiere XL Starting Up Loop

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:46
Looking for advice if anyone has any. I have a premiere XL that when powered up will show the "starting up" screen. After a minute or so, I'll see the yellow light begin to flash which I believe indicates the hd is being accessed. The flashing stops after about 5 secs, then the screen goes black. If I wait about a minute, the process repeats again, over and over. I replaced the ps with a brand new one and I pulled a hard drive from another working XL in the hopes that if it was that I would get past the problem start up to at least be able to do a C&DE if I wanted to. Neither of these changes made a difference. I'm praying that it's not a toasted mobo and maybe somebody here knows a trick to try? What does pulling the mobo battery do? Would that do any type of memory reset? Any advice on what may be happening or how to possibly get past this start up loop would be greatly appreciated.

Premiere antenna and cable convergence issue

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:44
Hi TiVo peeps,
Noob here, at least to the forums. I have been a TiVo user for 2 years now. I own 2 premiere 2 tuner units. Both have been working fine until yesterday. I receive both my locals ota and cox cable service on both units. 2 of the 5 local channels come in clear with ota. The others are a bit choppy. However the problem im now having is difficult to explain but here's my attempt. When I tune into any local cable channel that is also offered ota then for some reason it displays the image from the antenna even tho I am clearly tuned into the cable channel and not the ota channel. Therefore only 2 of the 5 local broadcast channels on cable are coming in clear. When I disconnect the antenna from behind the TiVo unit then my local broadcast cable channels become clear as if it's auto switching from the antenna channel to the cable but the TiVo is clearly tuned into the cable channel. I hope this makes sense because I doesnt to me.

Charter and MoCA

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:45
After dealing with Charter in Rancho Cucamonga and an issue with their cable card and tuning adapter for 5 months, finally success and our Tivo Roamio Plus has now been working fine for about 6 months.

For Christmas my wife got me a Tivo Mini for my office. I attempted to set up a MoCa from the Roamio Plus with both with and without the POE filter with no luck.

Is this something I should call Charter out for since it is very likely the problem is with their coax, ie. maybe splitters?

App Store redirect

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:25
When viewing the full site on my iPad I'm periodically being redirected to the App Store. Pretty much how it's explained in this article.


Freezing and pixellation

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:01
I bought a Roamio Pro in December when they were are sale. When I finally set it up in my new bedroom, it wouldn't go past the starting screen, and I had to send it in for a replacement. I just received the replacement yesterday, and there seem to possibly be an issue with the hard drive. While watching live or recorded TV, it continually has problems with the video. If I rewind, and watch the same scene over again, it usually doesn't happen right away again. After some goggling, I found fixmytivo.com. There website describes, word for word, my problem. I ran the hard drive test overnight, but when I woke up, it was on live tv. So I have no idea what happened, or does that itself mean it passed? Do you think I can safely assume its the hard drive, and I am going to have to contact Tivo again?
Thanks for your help guys.

The end of Amazon Instant Video?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:47
Got a really odd email from Amazon, Is this saying amazon instant video used by tivo is ending on Thursday Jan 22?

Code: Dear Amazon Instant Video Beta Participant,

Thank you for being an Amazon Instant Video Beta participant.  We want to let you know that our current Amazon Instant Video Beta Testing program is ending on Thursday January 22, 2015.

You will be able to continue to use the Amazon account that you used for beta testing, to make Amazon Instant Video rentals and purchases using the payment instrument you have on your account.

If you are an employee of Amazon Instant Video,  and have a need to continue to use your account for beta testing, please click the link below to verify your account from within the Amazon Corporate Network by midnight US Pacific time on Thursday January 22, 2015.


For questions, please contact please Customer Service by emailing instant-video-beta@amazon.com from your Amazon email account

Amazon Instant Video Team