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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "The Dirty Half Dozen" (4/28/15, Spoilers)

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 21:34
Pretty good episode.

Best line of the episode was from Skye, about Raina: "Really? I thought her gift was spinning really fast to collect gold rings." That is such a perfect reference for her to drop. I wonder how much of the audience got that one. :)

Simmons continuing to take a turn towards the dark side it seems. (Oh, sorry, wrong Disney property there.)

A few references in this episode to the movie. It'll be interesting to see if next week's episode requires having watched Age of Ultron first.

TiVo Roamio OTA

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:59
I have been trying to watch MLB.tv tonight on my OTA box. It shows the game for a few seconds, then the screen show shows "stay tuned" and does not ever display the game. Same with all games. I have a roku 3 in my bedroom and it is working fine there. I have unplugged the Tivo to reset but it didn't help.

Any thoughts?

TiVo forgets where I stopped playing

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:41
Sometimes when I am watching a recording, I will hit live tv to check on a show. When I go back to resume watching the recording, it will not resume. The menu will just show Play.

Is this a new bug? Not reproducible easily, usually I skip fwd to where I was and resume works ok from there on.

Roamio Pro on latest release.

Only Some of My Channels Won't Stream

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 19:12
On my iOS device, I can successfully stream all of my shows (using a Premeire and separate Tivo Stream). I use an antenna so I have no broadcast-flag issues. However, I recently bought a new Kindle Fire HD 7 and I am only able to stream some of my shows to that device. The NBC, CBS and PBS affiliates programming only shows a black screen.
I've read on one of the threads here that MP4 encoding could be an issue, but this wouldn't explain why all the channels stream just fine to my Apple device.
There's also a thread about people experiencing a bad Mpeg2 signal from their local PBS station, but this seems unlikely to be my problem - since I have 3 different channels that refuse to stream. Thoughts?

Baseball Sucks!

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 18:19
Testing 123 123... Is this thing on?..

TiVo Problems

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 17:57
My TiVo reboots while watching a recording or using the menus. Recordings freeze and I have to us the 30 second skip button to continue. If I back up to just before the place it freezes, it still freezes at the exact place. Sometime the screen goes black for 10 seconds and then come back. Sometimes while in the menus (SD and HD) the TiVo freezes for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. The mostly happens while it is recording So I don't want to unplug it. This has happened since day one of owning it. It has never been fixed by software updates. Is this a ard ware problem or a hard drive problem. I have an external drive connect. it is a TiVo Premiere.

Only Some Channels Won't Stream

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 14:10
On my iOS device, I can successfully stream all of my shows (using a Premeire and separate Tivo Stream). I use an antenna so I have no broadcast-flag issues. However, I recently bought a new Kindle Fire HD 7 and I am only able to stream some of my shows to that device. The NBC affiliate and CBS affiliate programming only shows a black screen.
I have read on other threads that the file format used by each station could be the problem, but it seems weird to me that all the channels stream just fine to my Apple device. Thoughts?

MoCO Network Diagram Help

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:22
Help please.

I have an existing Roamio Standard (no built in MoCO)

My Roamio, Router and Modem are all together at the entertainment center.

My main data panel is in an upstairs hall closet. No Ethernet between hall closet and entertainment center (bummer).

I want to put two TiVo minis in bedrooms (I have coax to bedrooms)

I want to put a Tivo mini in the garage (no coax but I do have Ethernet from closet to garage).

Please take a look at the attached diagram and let me know if you see any issues.

Thank for any suggestions in advance.
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TiVo Credit Card Idiocy on Lifetime Transfer

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:55
I sold a Roamio base model, with lifetime on eBay. I provided TiVo with the buyer's name. He called and thought he completed the transfer.

It still shows on my account, and in my IOS app. I called yesterday, and in 20 minutes was bounced between billing and tech support, before I was cut off.

Today I called again. The CSR said I had to call the buyer, because it was still on my credit card. He couldn't explain why they needed a credit card on a unit with lifetime. I refused and asked for a supervisor. Mike, employee number 36460, came on and said he would call the buyer, making it sound like it was a favor. I told him if I got the call, I wouldn't provide it since there's nothing to charge. I've wasted an hour on this.

So be aware that TiVo keeps your credit card info on file for lifetime boxes, and if you have sold a unit, check your account to assure that it has been taken off.

Gotham: S1:E21 - The Anvil or the Hammer - April 27, 2015

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:49
So is that the 2nd episode in a row with no Fiish?

Good work by Penguin to start a gang war there!

And Ogre is dead, but how messed up is Barbara now?

Multiple Roamios/Minis question

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:34
I'm about to take the plunge on updating my three Series 3's and one Series 2 to a Roamio/Mini setup. I just ordered a Roamio Plus with lifetime from Tivo, and I'm now freaking out about my loss of OTA capability (I have Time Warner also). Is it possible for me to add a Roamio OTA to this setup, also? How does each Mini work with the two Roamios? Does each Mini have to be dedicated to a certain Roamio? And if so, can you still do some form of streaming (or MRV) between the different Roamios and their associated Minis?

Oh, one more questions - is it possible to add lifetime service to a Roamio OTA?

Sorry for the noob questions. I was a Tivo expert 6-8 years ago and haven't touched the stuff for so long that I'm an absolute idiot again. I'll probably be posting many more questions in the next few weeks as I try to make this changeover.

Ethernet connection...

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:27
Suddenlink owns my box but if there is an easy solution I'd rather do it myself.

I just had Suddenlink move my modem to the TV area but I need my router a little more centrally located - the next room. I have a single RJ45 pass-through in the wall so I can connect the modem to the router, but I just noticed there is an Ethernet cable from the router to the TiVo.

Can I just put an RJ45 splitter on the modem and run one Ethernet to the TiVo and the other to my router? In case it matters, there is a MoCA connection too.


Trying to record show to remote Premiere using guide, how?

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 06:07
I have 2 Tivo Premieres' connected to my home network in family room and bedroom.

I am tying to record a show from my family room Premiere to my bedroom premiere using the guide.

However, I can't get it work. I goto the other Tivo on the screen but when I press the guide it only records to the local Tivo.

What I am missing here? Please help. Thanks.

One Pass Issue for Baseball Games on Multiple Channels

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 03:18
So I'm trying to figure out how to create a One Pass for Giants' baseball games that are on more than one channel but not on all the channels that have MLB Baseball Game as description. Before I could just create multiple Season Passes, for each channel. Now, as far as I can find, with the One Pass, you can either create a One Pass for just one channel, or for all of them. I know I have to be missing something. Tivo can't be this backward where this new, wonderful "One Pass" which is the answer to all our woes would be a step backward? Please tell me how to create a One Pass for multiple (but not all) channels.

twc /PPV/nyc

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:04
Am planning to order the fight on Saturday night

I have roamio basic hooked up via cable card to twc

Can I order fight via remote or do I have to call twc Csr#
Or twc cable card #to get fight .

Need step by step details this is 1st ever ppv I do since having tivo hooked up to my TV

thanks in advance

The Good Wife 4/26/2015 The Deconstruction

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 20:23
Wow, a lot happened this episode and it wasn't even the season finale!

Lots of back and forth, but looks like it ended with Alicia not going back to the firm as it would cost them their biggest client. That's gotta change. I hope.

Kalinda set up Bishop's guy to take the fall, but she didn't do it very well. Didn't take the guy long to figure it out. Or maybe she thought Bishop would kill the guy before he could rat her out? And how is Pine going to be able to use those files? Won't their provenance be questioned?

Anyway, looks like Kalinda is gone. I was really hoping we'd finally get a scene between Kalinda and Alicia. Wonder what was in the letter?

Cannot Remove OnePass Streaming Folder fr My Shows

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:53
I added a OnePass for a show fr Yahoo Screen. This, as expected, created a folder in My Shows which shows the available streaming eps.

I then cancelled the OnePass. But I cannot delete the folder from My Shows.

Depending on the in folder view, the view shows nothing (no recorded shows) or the available seasons of the show to stream. I can press "Cancel" on the folder in My Shows, but that just changes the folder icon to an X... the folder never goes away (and then is back w. its regular icon if I go out and back into My Shows).

Any ideas?


Tivo desktop copy protected

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:24
I purchased Tivo desktop to be able to transfer some shows from my Roamio to my laptop when i travel. Looks like most of my shows on ESPN are copy protected.

Question: Is there any way at all to extract these shows? I read some posts about older models with eprom and software hack but have not seen anything on the new Roamio series dvr. My guess would be no way around the CCI bit and I'm screwed but If anyone know it is this community.


Automated Webcasts to TiVo - working (a good start)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:46
Sorry if this is a re-tread for some of you:

Using a collection of existing utilities, I am able to nicely automate the process of downloading Webcasts to my TiVo:

1. gPodder - http://gpodder.org/

I identified my favorite podcast URLs in the app and set the refresh frequency (i.e., 30 min). This utility checks for new episodes and grabs them automatically into a designated folder on my PC. After a specified period, the webcasts are auto deleted from the PC (i.e., 1 day). A logfile is created with paths/filenames.

2. pyTivo AutoPush - https://code.google.com/p/pytivo-auto-push/

This app monitors the designated folders (i.e., the identified Media folder config'd in pyTivo). As new content arrives in the folder structure, a pyTiVo push is initiated automatically.

3. pyTivo - http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/PyTivo

Our trusty utility used to PUSH (and pull) content to TiVo.

4. Webcasts work great; but, as "other" content arrives in my \Media folders, they get also PUSHED to my TiVo in the same automated manner.


The only bit of missing functionality which I am hopeful I can insert to this process is to adjust the ProgramName and TiVoFolder to permit a more orderly organization of the content as it arrives on the TiVo.

Looking at the various log files produced in the process outlined above, full paths and filenames are available which should permit me to inspect and automate the creation of the associated metadata files. Timing may be a factor to manage, but should be doable - i.e., enable the push app only when metadata files are ready for the current content set/or update period.

Thanks to all the authors of the utilities noted above! Your work is much appreciated.

If you have an alternate approach or utilities in your workflow, please share them.

PS> I realize this whole approach may soon be taken down by TiVo, but I am happy to leverage the tools while I can.

Dead Tuner?

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:42
Last week Cox came to my house and told me that my home was creating too much noise on the network and it was causing packet loss on the rest of the node. The issue wound up being the power pack on the Cox installed amplifier. Before they found that they had replaced the amplifier and the two splitters at the DMARC.

After they left I discovered that my Premier Elite was no longer connecting to the network via MoCA. I could watch it come up and drop repeatedly on the network status page.

Thinks got worse the next day when the TiVo would not tune any channels except for the local SD channels, and they were very pixelated. Thinking it might be a Cablecard issue I swapped the CC with the one in my 4. Still no luck. Along with this issue the fan start making a ton of noise, so I replaced it.

Cox is scheduled for a truck roll tomorrow. I'm just not sure what they are going to do. I am wondering if I have a bad tuner. Its just too much of a coincidence that this happened that same time they were screwing with my network. The TiVo that is having the issue is the only one that is connected directly to the amplifier, the other TiVo and Minis have a splitter between them and the amp.