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Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:07
Is there any way to know when someone replies to my pot without searching the forums?

Network Setup Confusion!

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:53
I've been using two 2-tuner Premieres, one ethernet connected and the second with a wireless G adapter on my network without any issues. Recently Time Warner Cable switched to all digital lineup and almost all shows record in HD which makes the transfer or stream impossible with my current setup.
Will replacing the wireless G with N adapter solve this issue or will using MoCA networking be needed?

Tivo IOS8 app crashes on startup

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:47

please forgive me if asked & answered but I am seeking help:

since I updated iPads to IOS 8.02, my Tivo app crashes at start up: wired Ethernet/static IP

one iPad with IOS7x the app still works

I have tried everything and believe it is a Tivo issue, but I cannot get anyone at Tivo to help

any help would be appreciated


iOS 8 iPad Air app closing on open

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:12
i am having an issue with the app on the iPad Air closing upon open. iPad is stock from tmobile and it seems to close when wifi is on. If I turn off wifi then I can load the app. After loading if I turn on wifi the app will sort of work with the ability to only stream shows that are not copy protected, like ota shows, and the quality is basic if that. I have turned off airdrop and Bluetooth still issues with wifi on. Anyone else have this issue? This has been going on for more then a month...

help Tivo Premiere failing S.M.A.R.T diagnostics

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:07
When using kmttg with my 4 year old Tivo Premiere, I noticed the program was having problems with some recordings. When I checked those recordings on the Tivo, I noticed pixellation, audio glitches and occasional freezes in those recordings. I ran kickstart 54 SMART diagnostics and its original (320GB) internal drive triggered a "FAIL 7" for the Short, Conveyance & Extended tests. The external 1TB Mybook AV drive passed the tests.

The Tivo is on an Annual contract.

I have over 170 recordings on my Tivo including about 69 "copy protected" recordings. What are my options for backing up/preserving the most recordings? I've seen (old?) references to mfstools and ddrescue.

If I upgraded to a Roamio basic, could the recordings (including copy protected) be migrated to the the Roamio ?

Tivo Premiere (2 tuner) and Tivo Stream

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:37
Selling 2 tuner Premiere with no lifetime w/Wireless G adapter


Also selling Tivo Stream


I'll have a Premiere XL4/Elite with lifetime coming up in a month or so. Waiting for the service plan to change over before I can sell it.

timer recommendation for TWC tuning adapter

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:22
Occasionally my TWC tuning adapter seems to 'forget' channels and when I turn on my Roamio or mini's some channels are blank and then display the V53 error.
If I cycle the Tuning Adapter it always fixes the problem. This happens occasionally, maybe once a month, maybe twice a month.

I'd like to just hook up a timer to the Tuning Adapter and cycle the power on it once a week, in the middle of the night for just a few minutes. Does anyone have any recommendations on a small digital timer that you use for a similar situation. I'm trying to avoid the large analog timers and want a smaller, precise digital type, that allows for a specific day of week cycle.

I don't know if it makes sense to reboot the Roamio at the same time, I've only had to reboot the TA.

Also my TA seems to be current with firmware, it's the Cisco STA1520 model.

One channel not active

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:45
Have two Roamios ...one working ok...the other is not picking up one channel(58)...says " go to cable company" I have the 72 basic channels from TWC...It should be on Chn 58..(57 and 59 work ok..)
Have had the one that is working for two weeks...the one not working installed yesterday and all was working...went to 58 this am and got error mgs...

I have tried changing channels with remote...from the guide and putting in manually....still get same mgs..

Any help will be appreciated...

Doctor Who "Flatline" 10/18/2014

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:36
I thought this was the second excellent episode in a row.

I don't think I've ever wanted to punch a Doctor Who character in the face before but that old grumpy guy, whose name I can't remember, deserved about 4 or 5 of them.

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (season spoilers)

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:59
Pretty solid first episode in Chicago, I have high hopes for this series. Great interviews in particular, this so far seems like a great documentary series covering a few specific cities. Hope each one gets its due.

Foo Fighters played a set at Cubby Bear to kick it off:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Face My Enemy" (10/14/14)

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:19
Ming-Na Wen. Fifty years old. Wow.

Channel Unavailable Messages

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:48
Today the Mini started displaying "channel unavailable" or "channel not provided by the tuning adapter" messages when tuning a new channel. The channels tune just fine but the message stays on the screen over the content. I did a network connect and reboot and it went away for a while but has returned. The base Roamio does not have the problem.

"Connection interrupted" while downloading channel guide info

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:53
I am out of channel info, and when I try to download it I get the message "connection interrupted" under "getting info". I have powered down the Tivo and reconnected to the wireless network but it still won't work.

This happens every few months, and in the past I have been able to get it to work again. Any help is appreciated.

I have a Tivo Premier connected to my wireless with a wireless N adapter.

Program Mirroring... IMAP for TiVo

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:26
For those of us with a second home and a TiVo box at each one it would be great to be able to link the two so they mirror each other in programming. Just like IMAP does for your email.

Program a season pass on one box and the linked box adds the same season pass. Delete an episode you just watched and it is deleted on both machines. Change priority order on one and the other follows.

What kind of Tivo do I have?

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:17
OK, this is sort of a dumb question, but I just got Tivo from my cable company and it does not look like ay Tivo that I can find on the web.

It is about 3" tall and 15" wide and is all black with a large green circle around the power button on the right and a display on the left that shows info when it is booting (also show the clock if selected).

Crackling audio on P4 recordings

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:17
We're experiencing some very faint but annoying crackling sounds on recorded shows (across many cable channels - so it seems universal). It's only noticeable in quiet areas of shows - otherwise it's covered up by the regular audio that's a lot stronger/louder.

The cracking is recorded - it plays exactly the same crackle pattern in the same spot on playback, so it's not a audio playback system problem - of course there are many non-Tivo things to try to blame - HDMI cables, cable card, cable splitters in the attic, cable runs themselves, cable tuning adapter (Brighthouse) - though there is no evidence the crackling has anything to do with the TV - nor do we experience it watching cable TV directly via the Tivo P4, which is used as a tuner with the cable card installed. It only seems to happen in the audio of played back recordings, not in the audio that goes "through" the Tivo. So what else could it be but something in Tivo hardware?

Any ideas? Suggestions welcome.

We are in Year 2 owning this box (w/Lifetime) - thankfully we bought the 3 Year Warranty, if it is defective. Bummer though if we have to send it in as we really wouldn't want to miss out on days to weeks of recording shows while it's in surgery. We would lose our TV tuner too. :-(

Odd 3 hour recording?

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:57
I happened to notice my Roamio was recording something this afternoon. I thought perhaps it might be just a suggestion, but then I noticed it was a 3 hour recording, one that crossed multiple programming blocks (one hour program, two half-hour programs, then another hour program)

I confirmed that there were no manual recordings set, nor any scheduled recordings set to record long.

I don't have a ready explanation for this. Has anyone ever seen anything like this?

WOW Cable and On Demand

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:44
When I gave Directv the boot and signed up with WOW Cable, they said that I will get On Demand content with their cable cards with my Tivo. Well, tried today and no stations came it. I called WOW and after them checking for 15 minutes, they said the technology doesn't allow for it. What a joke!!

Anyone able to DIAL to Tivo Roamio 20.4.4a using Hulu Plus iOS app 4.0?

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:15
I'm just wondering if anyone unable to use the new Hulu Plus app to dial to the new version of TiVo?

I am unable to do it anymore. I used to be able to do it in previous versions of the Hulu Plus app, and TiVo.