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Big Brother - 9/16/14

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:39
See ya, Frankie!

It couldn't have worked out any more perfect for Derrick. This was the absolute best time for him to win HoH. It not only guarantees him a spot in the final three, but it also allows him to sit back and let someone else get the blood on their hands when they vote someone out tomorrow. I assume he will nominate Caleb and Victoria, but it's not like it really matters. Whoever wins the veto comp holds all the power.

iPad streaming works from 1 location but not 2nd

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:17
Tivo support could not help me with this issue so I'm hoping to get some help here. I have 2 Romio Pros, one in our primary home and another in a vacation home. I can stream recordings from my primary home but not from the other. I can see the recordings, it tries to start the streaming session and then fails with a dialog that says "There was a problem connecting to your streaming device." It works fine when i am at the house but not when trying to connect through another network.

Is this some type of firewall issue?


Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:24
Does the tivo have to be activated before going through guide setup and watching tv?

Freezing up overnight

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:44
Tivo HD, has worked fine for a couple years, suddenly is freezing up. Usually overnight, but not always. No pixellation issues, no stuttering, just no video output when we turn the TV on the next day, and it hasn't recorded anything since the lockup. Rebooting takes care of it, but that was happening once a week, now it's happening every day.


Amazon Prime showed up on Roamio

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:44
Anyone else seeing this? Just set it up and it works. There are now two Amazon apps.

Any news on TiVo & Wii U integration?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:59
About to get a Wii U; it'll live next to the TiVo regardless, what's the latest on them working together?

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Premiere had missing tuner from Mini - Resolved

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:26
Not sure if anyone else experienced what I did with the mini.

I bought the mini when it first came out. I hooked it to my P4 and it stole a tuner. I bought a second mini and let it share the single stolen tuner.

I was excited about the prospect of the dynamic tuner feature, but forgot about it.

I eventually bought a roamio pro and switched my minis to use those tuners, but one tuner was still reserved on my P4. I actually did not notice that I had a missing tuner until this week.

Well here is how you get your missing tuner back if you have one stuck.

From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Settings > Channels > Channel List.
On that screen enter the numbers 88634.
You should hear a tivo beeping or two. Now if you were missing a tuner you have it back.

However if you were not missing a tuner, now you are! lol. Just go back in and do it again.

Best of luck and hopefully this helps someone else,


Echo/Reverb Audio

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:53
Lately I've noticed after Fast Forwarding or Rewinding and then hitting Play, the audio has a reverb or echo effect. I can hit the RW or FF, and then play, or even the jumpback button, and the problem will clear right up. Am I the only one having this issue?

$6.95 monthly going away?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:33
Anyone else who has kept a Tivo for a while at the old $6.95 monthly rate logged onto Tivo lately?

I logged on to get the TSN of one of my units and noticed my $6.95 unit now says "We are processing your activation, please check back in 24 hours". In the past it showed "Tivo Service- Monthly".

Are they ending the $6.95 rate? If so, wonder what I will get- it is on one of my older Premieres. May be time to add another mini instead.

Can I connect a hub to a Tivo Mini?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:42
I have a Tivo Premiere Q in the living room and Tivo Minis in the bedrooms. The Minis are connected through MoCa.

I'm looking to use the MoCa connection in the bedrooms rather than Wifi. Can I simply connect a hub to the ethernet port of the Mini in order to connect multiple devices (xbox, sonos, roku)?

Or do I need additional hardware?


Anyone tried Tivo OTA and Mini

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:41
I have an OTA waiting for me at BestBuy, because Tivo support told me they are compatible. Margret Schmidt ( Tivo VP ) tweeted that they are not.
I have replied to both CS and Margret asking for clarification.

Has anyone actually tried a Mini with an OTA? I would rather not make two trips to BestBuy!

TV can't recognize New Tivo Roamio

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:17
My series 2 Tivo is on its way out I am told. It keeps freezing while watching TV. So, I ordered the Roamio at Amazon...got it, loved the easy set up...and then the TV would not find it...All inputs kept saying that there is no signal and to check that the external device is plugged in. I tried everything...switching cables, even bought a new hdmi cable to see if it was that...same issue...removed the splitter and everything else, so it was just the new device and the tv and wi-fi...nothing. I called Tivo and the guy seemed uncertain. When he found out that I bought it a Amazon, he said, I should call them and return it as it's probably faulty.

Any idea what I am missing...the TV is only 2 years old...HD Plasma, and everything else works on it...It can find the DVD player, the regular cable when hooked up, the old Tivo, and also chromecast...just can't find the new TIVO. :(

Please advise before I send back the new Tivo...thanks.

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Tue, 09/16/2014 - 01:29
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Toshiba RS-TX20 Lifetime Service

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:04
Are there any Toshiba RS-TX20 Tivo units that Do NOT have lifetime basic service? I bought my Toshiba single tuner unit a few years ago (used, via ebay) and I have been using it for the past year or more with the basic service: three day max program listing; Recording any program during the three day window, etc.
I read about the tivo desktop and installed it on my PC, but I couldn't get it to work. After a couple days searching, I spent a while talking to Tivo customer support (two people on the phone and one chat) and they claim that my unit does NOT have lifetime basic service and the previous owner had paid monthly until he discontinued service (and sold the unit). The Tivo website and the CS rep. both insist that I must pay $12 something a month to activate my Toshiba, but it seems pretty activated to me--at least for basic service.
So, is it possible that my Toshiba is a "non lifetime basic service" unit that somehow has been receiving what looks like basic service, or is this a problem with the Tivo database, or just a misunderstanding?
Oh, my System Information screen on the Toshiba says it is "Series 2" but the CS rep insisted it was a "series 1"

Any ideas?

motorola cablecard server

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:07
Does anyone know how the cablecard negotiates with the motorola server and delivers content? My question arises with trouble pairing a cablecard and was wondering how this works.

Where can I find a power supply for a series 2 Tivo?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 22:06
I have a Tivo 24004A with a blown power supply.

Any idea where I can get a replacement?

Weaknees wants a fortune for this(approx $69). I am hoping to pay $25 delivered to Dallas.

Help! :)


Car detail survey with samples

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:59
I subscribe to a survey group here in Dallas. They send emails with surveys that are coming up, and list things they are looking for to see if you qualify. I've never qualified, or never got a email back if I did.

A few weeks ago I get one in the mail with 3 different groups they are doing

1- men over 18 who wash/wax their own cars
2- men over 18 who shampoo ( ?)
3- men something about lawn care.

I answered back for all 3 groups.

last week I get a call saying I was possibly in group for the Car wash.

They asked me more questions, like Have I ever heard of Meguiers, Armorall turtle wax etc... Said yes of course..
Also asked how important a named brand was. Told them Very! I'm not going to put something I haven't read about on car.

So she said I was accepted, and to expect some samples in the mail, and they want me to use the samples, then come to the meeting and discuss with others who also used them ( they pay $200.00).

So these are the samples,4-5 each of Car Wash, Car Wax, Car Detail, and Tire Dressing. All just letters and numbers so I don't know what brand they are. but they want me to:

Use Wash 1A on hood
use wash 2a on left panel
use wash 3a on right panel

use tire dressing 1a on left front
use tire dressing 2a on left rear

So yes all samples all at same time. And to bring in car because group is going to go out and see everyone's car. ( 5 samples of car wash at same time gonna be a PITA)

Also has 2 pages of questions on each for me to fill out before meeting.

I'm thinking do I want to do this to my car? ( 13 Optima)They wouldn't send like dish detergent for the car wash.. etc. But it is $200.00 and I could always put that toward a professional detail ( grin)

I hope they tell us afterwards what brands they were, in case some are really great, or not so great and stay away from....

Would you do it to your car?

comcast cablecard pairing problem

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:59
I purchased a new roamio and tried to pair an exisitng cablecard to the roamio. I kept getting the activation screen occasionally and NO on demand features working.
Here is the sequence of events.

1. Try activation and pairing a couple times by calling activation line at comcast. After a couple tries, pairing successful, BUT still no on demand and activation screen popping up on occasion.

2. went to get new cablecard. Tried pairing and pairing successful. still get activation screen on occasion and on demand will work for 5 SECONDS and then freeze.

3. call activation line and repeat activation. Pairing then lost on card.

4. get another card, same deal, now NO on demand.

5. after trying to activate a second time, activation person at comcast sets up appt with a tech.

6. try to get another card at store and same result.

7. Let tech come out and everything working within 5 minutes. The problem was that the billing code and outlet assigned to the card was wrong. After fixing this on their motorola server, everything works great.

MORAL of the story,

Don't trust that a card that you pick up from the store is coded correctly to work. The customer service reps in the store have no training with cablecards nor how they operate. If you have activation issues, don't waste time like I did. HAVE activation line set up a trouble appt for a tech to come out and they can then talk with a knowledgeable dispatcher on their end to straighten it out. I had customer service reps tell me that the problem was with TIVO and I did not fall for this, nor should you.

In ending, if you have trouble with activation or freezing on demand, have a tech come out and fix it.

Mike Rowe is coming back with a new series

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:50
Somebody's Gotta Do It

Mike Rowe’s
NEW Show

In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals: innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs and collectors who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose and, occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand. Premieres on Wednesday 10/8 at 9PM ET/PT on CNN, CH: 202.

How to record all new shows this Fall ?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:54
Hi. I logged into my account on Tivo.com and I see a lot about the Fall season. I have Roamio OTA. Is there a way to auto record "all" new shows premiering this season from the major networks OTA?