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Roamio and S3 not playing nice

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 09:32
This seems like a common question posted, but I have run out of ideas.

I have a number of Tivos on a hardwired network. The problem I have is the Roamio and one of my S3's can not see each other's now playing. Both see all of the Tivos and can see now playing list just fine, just these two. It has been a few days and I think I have tried all of the common things.

When I go into My Shows or Now Playing and select the remote Tivo

Error on Roamio:
The [S3] DVR's My Shows could not be displayed because of a network problem. Press LEFT to return to my shows list.

Error on S3:
The [Roamio] DVR has no recordings. Press LEFT to return to Now Playing.

What I have tried:
  1. With a third Tivo, a [Tivo-HD] I can see now playing on both Roamio and S3.
  2. Checked IP addressing.
  3. Change Roamio's static address back to DHCP then back to static. All are static (except Roamio's second IP address)
  4. Confirmed no duplicate IPs or duplicate MAC addresses.
  5. Confirmed IPs, mask, network, gateway addresses.
  6. With a browser I can access the https://[IP]/nowplaying/index.html on all tivos.
  7. With an iPad I can see Now playing on Roamio.
  8. Roamio Tivo LifeTime is applied to the account (2 days ago).
  9. Roamio and S3 shows up on the same account.
  10. Confirmed both Tivos at tivo.com have video sharing & enable video downloads on both. Toggled the settings for Roamio to make sure.
  11. Rebooted both by GUI and power cycle.
  12. Force Tivo connections on both & rebooted both.
  13. Rebooted router and both Tivos.

Other than calling Tivo CSR, any other ideas?

Weaknees & UPS tracking Question

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:24
Hello All,

Last Friday (8/23) I purchased a Roamio from Weaknees.com. They sent me the UPS tracking info.

On the UPS web site the Shipment Progress showed the unit being picked up on 8/23 and leaving Cerritos CA on the 8/24. After that there is no further information. The page has also shown a 8/30 delivery date since the first day. I normally see the Shipment Progress section being updated as what ever I have ordered moves through various UPS transfer sites.

What have other people seen, especially with an order from Weaknees.com?

2 Roamios, MRV only on one.

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:17
Hopefully someone has seen this before.

I have 2 Roamio Plus devices.

Roamio #1 - connected via wifi.
Roamio #2 - connected via ethernet cable.

Roamio #1 does not see #2 in My Shows.
Roamio #2 does see #1, and can watch shows via MRV.

I have tried:

- Reboots
- Forcing dial home
- Disable video sharing for 24 hours and re-enable
- Changing the name of the devices and forcing a dial home.

Any ideas of what to try next?

TiVo Adds Opera Software to Roamio

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:12
Newly Launched TiVo Roamio(TM) Platform Includes Opera TV Solution to Enable HTML5 Apps Including Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Sports and Gaming News, Content and More; Opera SDK on TiVo Provides Playground for App Developers in Upcoming Opera TV Store Launch

SAN MATEO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 -- Opera Software (OSEBX: OPERA) and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced a technology integration to enhance the power of web technologies on TiVo devices with the Opera Devices SDK, as well as open up the world of HTML5 TV apps through the Opera TV Store. This partnership will enable TiVo to bring the latest and greatest of the web and HTML5 content to cable operator customers and consumers, including business, entertainment, fashion, sports and gaming news, content and more, as well as provide developers with an SDK to create new apps for the TiVo platform for the App Store that TiVo is planning to launch later this year.

TiVo's operator customers who are shipping TiVo devices based on the Roamio platform will be able to offer popular apps and content to their consumers through the Opera TV Store. This combination will prove powerful for Opera and TiVo who both have ambitions to empower the pay-TV operator market with over-the-top (OTT) web content currently available on retail devices.

"Not only is Opera's Devices SDK best-in-class, but its standards-compliant HTML5 engine will enable a household name like TiVo and its cable operator customers to bring the best and latest of OTT web content quickly to the end user. We are looking forward to working with TiVo on further enhancing its operator solutions," said Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice President for TV and Devices, Opera Software. "In addition, app and content developers will have another avenue to reach many active and loyal TiVo users through their apps in the Opera TV Store."

Opera Software is the global leader in supplying web technology to makers of set-top boxes and connected TVs. In 2012, over 25 million connected TVs and devices shipped with the Opera Devices SDK, and the Opera TV Store has shipped on tens of millions of devices globally.

By early next year, TiVo plans to deploy the Opera TV Store, the world's leading HTML5-based TV app store, currently showcasing hundreds of applications. This number is predicted to grow rapidly with Opera innovations such as Opera TV Snap, a tool to convert online videos into connected TV apps, as well as the developer SDK.

In addition to the applications available in the store, Opera works closely with popular content providers that are moving to HTML5, allowing TiVo to quickly adopt applications such as YouTube. This also gives opportunities for brands and agencies to reach millions of new subscribers on TiVo through this alliance with Opera.

"Consumers want to watch what they want, when they want it and it's important to offer an easy-to-use interface capturing all the content possible, whether it be from cable TV or the web," said Jim Denney, VP of Product Marketing at TiVo. "We have selected Opera as a partner in this mission because it enables users in both the operator and retail segments a completely customized experience, along with a wide variety of local, national and global long-tail content and other applications from the Opera TV Store."

TiVo, the pioneer of DVR technology, has shipped more than 3.4 million devices in the United States through retailers and premium cable operators such as RCN and Suddenlink. The company is also a major player outside the United States, working with Virgin in the United Kingdom and Ono in Spain. Opera has shipped on tens of millions of devices through connected TV and device makers such as Sony, Toshiba, Phillips, TCL, Humax and Boxee.


Thu, 08/29/2013 - 07:08
I don't suppose the Roamios with their faster chips and greater processing power and gazillions of tuners have added a picture-in-picture features, have they? I suspect I would have seen the whooping with joy threads if they had, but I just thought I'd ask :-).

Roamio Remote Sings to me ??

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 06:58
After setting up the new roamio pro and doing things to my older XL4 unit, I dont know what I did but for some reason, the Roamio remote control started singing... like a little midi tune... it kept going on and on in a loop until i pressed "clear".

#1 Any idea what that is and why it started that? I dont need it going off in my bedroom in the middle of the night.

#2 Is there an "off" feature to that?

Bizzare - i know... thought it was a Mogwai song from the Gremlins...


Guided Set-up Issues

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 06:44
Hello - I'm hoping some more experienced TiVo users can help me...

I purchased a TiVO Premiere DVR back in October. I received a cable card from my cable provider at that time; however, it was never activated. I only used the TiVo for Netflix and Hulu. I went through the Guided Set-up with my old zip code but was never able to watch TV since the cable card was never activated.

I moved a few months ago and just yesterday got a new cable card from my new cable provider. They activated the card and I was able to see all of the stations; however, some of the channels didn't match up with the description of the channel.

Guided Set-up was initiated again and I got all the way to the section that loads the program information but it got stuck on the "Preparing" section for a very extended period of time. I tried it several times and the longest wait period was for about 2 1/2 hours. I called TiVo support and their solution was to either purchase a new wireless adapter (get N because I had G) or switch out the TiVo box. The TiVo box is brand new and I purchased it from their site, so I'm thinking that isn't the problem.

Does anybody have any other advice aside from purchasing new equipment or do you think this is the best route?

Thank you!

Puerto Rico & Roamio

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 06:18
I ordered one a few days ago and waiting for it to ship. But i heard in the past that Tivo Central features like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube didn't work in Puerto Rico. Pretty much netflix, spotify and pandora work in Puerto Rico and on my Roku. So I wonder if they fixed that for the Roamio?

Note: this is my first Tivo, always been using Satellite for TV until now.

Slow Wireless Connection on Roamio Streaming???

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 05:22
So I just swapped out my Premiere TiVOs with Roamios. Both Premiere's had wireless N adapters and streaming between them on my wireless N network worked very well.

With my new Roamio's every time I try to stream between them I get an error message that the wireless network is too slow.

Any suggestions for improving wireless performance here? Running Ethernet cables through my house is not an option so I have to get this resolved.

Roamio vs XBox One?

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 05:19
OK, I had a Roamio Pro on order from SS, but the delay and some other monetary things made me rethink so I cancelled the order....for now.....I think....

Reason is, I am second guessing because of the features and excitement over the new Xbox One and its possible DVR and TV abilities. I followed some threads on AVS for a bit when it was announced but have since lost touch. I hypothesized there that what if it could accept an Ethernet or USB tuner like the HDHomerun or Ceton products instead of just passing thru the hdmi, aka the GoogleTV, and if so, possibly also be able to store recordings locally or on an external drive, making a pretty impressive DVR and media machine. I also thought the old 360's may be then used as extenders for the XBone, like a TiVo mini/ MC extender, all with (hopefully), no monthly costs involved.

My question is, does anyone know anything new about the XBone, for reasons mentioned above, that may make my second guessing of plunking down all this cash on new TiVo gear and Lifetime Service, valid???

Covert Affairs "Crackity Jones" OAD 8/27/2013

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 05:06
Jeez. I'm not really big on lovey-dovey stuff in my spy adventures but if they're going to put Annie and Augie together, at least let them be together a while before breaking them up over this "No secrets" b.s. They had one bump in the road and it's Quitsville.

Digging up Augie's robotic, emotionless ex-wife came so far out of left field, it was ridiculous. So she faked her death. Did she have no family? Forget Augie, did she not have a mother or father or siblings or close friends or relatives who would be devastated by her death. Did she not care? Pairing her with Annie on a mission was even more silly.

Calder Michaels has an open office with no doors or windows? How's that make any sense in an environment where everything is top secret and compartmentalized? At least he's coming to the realization that Annie lies her ass of to everybody she works for.

$0 Down option

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 02:53
I got both of my premiers by cliking on a banner ad for $0 down and 19.99 a month which was a really good deal for me because im really low income and paycheck to paycheck and never would have been able to afford them otherwise. I was wondering if / when are they going to do this for the Roamio? I really would like the 4 tuners per TV. Would the tivo stream work with the roamio? Thanks!

Back in the TiVo fold after a long hiatus

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 01:10
First, I'm what you might consider a TiVo early adopter. I got my first TiVo in 2000. We took a rather lengthy break from TiVo a few years back, opting instead for a Windows Media Center PC with Xbox 360s for extenders (which has worked quite well). But now Xbox One is coming out (and we will be getting one). And I believe that a TiVo will be a better fit with the Xbox One HDMI passthrough.

So, we're back. I picked up a base Roamio yesterday and got lifetime service on it. If all goes well with Roamio and if the wife likes it, we'll end up with a TiVo mini to extend the experience to another TV.

In a way we missed TiVo, but I think that I'll also miss some things about having a media center PC. I'm looking forward to seeing how Tivo has evolved over the last few years.

Big Brother - 8/28/13

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:17
Wow, Amanda calling Ellisa "trash" is IRONIC. Did Amanda realize she was dressing for the Veto ceremony and not a hooker convention. As short as her shorts were, at least she wasn't in her underwear today. And the high-heels were a nice touch with those short shorts...if you're going for the trashy look.

And calling Ellisa plastic is funny coming from someone who keeps commenting about her own breast implants.

Will programs like streambaby benefit from the gigabit ethernet?

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 00:02
I noticed that the new Roamio Pro I picked up today has a 10/100/1000 ethernet port. Does the Roamio actually utilize the full speed of this connection, and can programs such as streambaby take advantage of this faster speed?

MoCA question

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:59
I have a 4 tuner Premiere currently but use an external MoCA adapter to enable MoCA on my network because I perceived some issues when I tried to use the built-in MoCA. My question is are those issues just in my head and is there any benefit to using the built-in MoCA or an external device? I have a Roamio Pro on the way and was just wondering if I should use the built in MoCA when it arrives or just leave my adapter in place. Thanks.

My Roamio doesn't have "Allow Live TV on other devices"

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:41
Just unpacked my new Roamio and Mini... both are connected to same network via Ethernet. But Mini could not find Roamio. Went to settings on Roamio to turn on the "Allow Live TV on other devices" option per the instructions, but it does not appear under Settings & Messages > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices, or anywhere else for that matter.

Any ideas? OS version seems to be up to date based on reading other threads.

Thanks in advance

Why no Web Browser? Waiting to upgrade for years

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:24
TLDR - I love how Tivo works as a DVR - have loved it for a long time
I will stay with TIVO.. but not sure if I should upgrade . The extra storage capacity and nifty back lit remote are somewhat attractive.. but I'd need to feel some goodwill to the company also.. and my goodwill is strained by what I don't understand.

any ideas of something that works well along side tivo ?

Long version below:

Hi.... long time Tivo user... bought my first one in June 2000 when my wife was pregnant with our second kid (thats how I know)

I was content with the first one forever but eventually the HD TV thing starting coming out and the old one showed some wear so I bought a new series 3 around 2006 (?) This one is still going strong.

What I've really been waiting for is convergence. I figured in 2006 or 2007 or was it 2008 when began to be able to access YouTube on my series 3 that is was only a matter of time till I got a full browser.

Instead they went backwards.

Just 2 months ago, I broke down and ordered Uverse in disgust -- I really wanted to get away from Comcast for political/free-speech sorts of issues and they're almost more a media content creator than a data carier. Not that AT&T is an angel...

OK well.. that was a mistake .. uverse's DVR was an insult to the very notion of the advance of Technology.. it was lacking core features of my year 2000 TIVO ! disgustingly pathetic attempt to shackle consumers. So, I'm happily back with my dated Series 3

NOW... here is where I"m at.

I want convergence ... I'm feeling like I'd be better served spending 600$ on separate PC (or more accurately using the $600 towards a $1000 ish pc with a game quality video card).

Some of me really wants more capacity... it would be great not to have a second thought about which football games I want to watch.. just record 10 or 15 3 hour games in HD and decide late at night which ones looked good and stop watching if one became a blow out and switch to another

. .... and I want that back lit remote on the pro. The Drive on the series 3 is going to fail eventually too I suppose being 8 years old.

But, I'm not made of money.... purchasing both the PC and the Romaio isn't an option.

Some of this question is to sooth bitterness I suppose... why can't I just have my Tivo act alos like a PC ?

I got the Samsung Note 2 last year. I have my choice of 3 or 4 web browsers on it.. and I'm not bound to using web ap pages.. I prefer to access the pages via browser for a few reasons....(complicated perhaps.. but mostly fear or walled gardens and a pissing match on who sets the terms of access in terms of how much data I need to share....contact lists are sacrosant.. i don't ever want to connect my yahoo id, to my google id to my twitter id , to a facebook id.. .and some other places i use mutiple identities... that is getting increasingly hard to do on phones.

If my Samsung Note 2 has the capacity to run web browsers the procerssor in a tivo box (a modern one.. not my year 2000 one that can still function if I bother) has got to be powerful enough.

I feel like it is a matter of Throttling... and..

...and somehow throttling power to access information really sets me off.

Is there a reason beyond throttling I'm not getting?

Will I really need two boxes under my TV to be happy (I am a football fan, and have enough network tv shows as do my kids to justify the $90 a month packaged entertainment deal from the cable company )

As I tend to watch programs with the rewind button and the super slow motion button constantly in use (i'll watch each key play in a football game 3 or 4 times concentrating on the qb once, linemen second.. refs eye and reciever on a third..perhaps.. or just watch at different speeds and toggle back and forth frame by frame lookng at gaps or content.. that will never work via streaming (or maybe more precisicely they won't tend to let me). I' do similar on policital events analyizing in slow motion changes in body posture in minute seconds upon beign asked a question etc.. or just want to hear and ponder the implication of the word choice again right after I hear a sentence)

I guess I'm saying ,.... I NEED a Tivo for what Tivo does a great job at...recording channels...
... I don't think I need a tivo for streaming (my kids use the xbox.. for amazon prime free content etc)

Anyway.. I guess I'd like to hear other kindred spirits who adore TIVO in some ways I do but are feeling like they also need more that TIVO hasn't wanted to scale with...
... I mean if my phone can go from a motorola Brick in 2000 to a Note 2 in 2013.. why hasn't my Tivo grown in similar leaps and bounds into being both a DVR and a full on Linux based PC that can run any ap a pc can and fit video cards and maybe even integrate console game access etc? ....

Not quite as pathetic as Uverse not having slow motion and freeze frame in 2013 that tivo had in 2000 but.. still really hard for me understand!

Roamio pro and Time Warner setup

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:10
Got my pro this afternoon called TW to pair the unit. They have a cable card setup number to call. I was only on hold for 2 min before someone picked up

CSR asked what box I had, told him the Roamio pro. He said nice and that's the box he was going to get. Said it was top of the line and he had already authorized over 100 TiVo boxes so far

Took about 5 min to pair e cable card. It was a Cisco PKM802. I asked him was I going to get 6 tuners he said you bet. Got off the phone with him and I was able to record 6 HD channels

Only one small problem so far. Some of the channels are not coming in. Only one HBO Chanel is seen and a few others. Comedy Central etc. it say Chanel temporarily unavailable.

I rebooted the TiVo and tuning adapter to try and fix it. That didn't help. I am going to give it until tomorrow to try and fix its self before calling time warner back

Very happy so far

Roamio pro and Time Warner setup

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:09
Got my pro this afternoon called TW to pair the unit. They have a cable card setup number to call. I was only on hold for 2 min before someone picked up

CSR asked what box I had, told him the Roamio pro. He said nice and that's the box he was going to get. Said it was top of the line and he had already authorized over 100 TiVo boxes so far

Took about 5 min to pair e cable card. It was a Cisco PKM802. I asked him was I going to get 6 tuners he said you bet. Got off the phone with him and I was able to record 6 HD channels

Only one small problem so far. Some of the channels are not coming in. Only one HBO Chanel is seen and a few others. Comedy Central etc. it say Chanel temporarily unavailable.

I rebooted the TiVo and tuning adapter to try and fix it. That didn't help. I am going to give it until tomorrow to try and fix its self before calling time warner back

Very happy so far