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Does anyone remember how long it takes for GC and Indexing to complete?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 15:53
I have an S3 OLED which I was just able to recover from a GSOD loop situation.

My shows were all there and it connected and fully downloaded the guide data.

However it doesn't show any shows as recording in the todo list and when I view upcoming episodes, nothing shows up.

I think this is due to tivo still running GC and Indexing on the large 2 week set of data it downloaded, but I am not sure. Possibly something I did to resolve the GSOD loop messed things up.

I always thought it did the GC/Indexing as the last step of the connect to the mothership (ie "Loading"), but the System Information page says

Guide View Cache:
Cache To: Thurdsay December 31 4:00 pm
Status: Running, since...
Wednesday September 11 12:05 pm

My other S3 OLED says "Idle, since..."

It is a little disconcerting right now because nothing shows up as recording in the todo list and nothing shows up under view upcoming episodes, even though there is guide data for 13 days. While I think this is all because the GC/Indexing isn't done yet, I'm not sure if that is just a red-herring and I messed something else up. Also even if just takes a while, I'm not sure if it'll get done before 8pm primetime hits and it needs to record stuff.

I've read about other units having trouble with indexing guide data forcing their owners to manually force the indexing. Hopefully that isn't the situation here.

Premiere w/2TB drive and Original disk

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:30
Like others, I upgraded to a Roamio.

I'm selling my 2-tuner Premiere, upgraded with a 2TB disk. I'll include the original Tivo disk as well.


Tivo premiere sale anywhere?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:05
Now that the roamio is out, has there been any firesale clearance on the tivo premieres anywhere? I bought a $49 tivo premiere last year when the elite was rebranded to xl4. Looking for similar deal

Mini always on = tuner always in use?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:46
I have a Roamio Pro and no Mini yet. I know the Mini has DTA now to release the tuner when not in use.

So if on the Mini, I turn on my TV and tell it to tune to live tv and a particular channel, then I shut my TV off, but do NOT put the Mini in Standby (since I don't believe there is an off?), what happens?

1) Will the Roamio tuner continue to be on live tv and tuned to the channel I previously set (so when I power the TV back on live TV will be playing)?

2) Will it somehow realize I am no longer watching TV and it releases the tuner (bringing me back to the start / Tivo Central page)?

3) Other?

How to stop playback and delete show?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 12:24
How do I delete the recorded show I am watching?

On my FiOS DVR this is easy, play stop delete.
On Roamio this is difficult, play tivo recordings find what I was watching delete.

Surely there must be an easier way?


Cablevision Long Island NDS V58 errors

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:56
I have a Roamio Pro and am a Cablevision subscriber on Long Island.
They seem to only support NDS cards.

I sporadically/periodically/randomly/often receive V58 errors when changing channels. And I'll often go to watch a recorded show only to find a black screen.

What is wrong? What can I do?

I can change the channel a few times and the it will eventually come back.

YouTube Ap

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:18
I really enjoy the new YouTube ap on my new Roamio.
But, when a video is playing, I can only FF and RW in 10 second increments, with each time I hit the button. I see what looks like on-screen controls when I'm doing this, but can't select them.

Anyone else having this problem?

Video: TiVo Engineers celebrate the Roamio Reviews

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:01
We are incredibly proud of our new Roamio, and the designers and engineers that made it happen. We made this fun and silly video to celebrate:


Thank you for all the support you've shown. I've passed along many of your comments to the team. (We also appreciate the troubleshooting details many of you have provided!)

It is a delight to have customers as passionate about the product as we are.


No 4:3 Aspect Ratio option on Tivo Mini?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 09:29
I'm using my TiVO Mini with an old TV (Not HD) and cannot get it to display 4:3 aspect ratio. Has anyone been able to sort this issue out? I have all outputs available on the Mini

Dexter: Streaming anywhere?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 08:45
I'm not a Showtime sub, so I was wondering, outside of torrents, if the older seasons are streaming anywhere? I was hoping Netflix, but unfortunately no. I know Netflix has other Showtime series available for streaming (US of Tara and Weeds are ones I've watched), but not this one. FWIW, I'm an Amazon Prime member too.

TiVo Debuts Network PVR - Extends Roamio Experience to the Cloud

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 05:26

Bringing TiVo(R) Roamio DVR Experience to the Cloud; Network Recordings Seamlessly Integrated, Easily Searchable via the Brilliant TiVo User Interface; Cloud-Based Management, Lower CAPEX and Control a Key Next Step in the IP Transition for Operators

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2013) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that it would debut a prototype of its next generation cloud television offering, which includes new TiVo® features delivered with a Network PVR, during the International Broadcasting Conference 2013 (IBC) in Amsterdam.

The TiVo Network PVR will use TiVo's Emmy Award winning cloud service and is a natural extension of the TiVo solution. This is an important next step for operators as they consider a transition to IP delivered content and utilization of low-cost IP clients and consumer provided devices (tablets, smartphones, etc) with an eye toward enhancing the user experience inside and outside of the home, which is becoming a critical component in the increasingly competitive video market. TiVo's Network PVR extends the TiVo Service and consistent user experience while enabling consumers to easily find, consume and socially share cloud delivered content through the TiVo user interface.

In addition to moving the Roamio experience to the cloud, TiVo would be enabling operators and programmers to manage complex content rights, create multiple tiers of network PVR features, and enable multiscreen policies that accelerate the critical transition to an all IP video world. For instance, operators deploying TiVo network PVR could offer a premium nPVR service with expanded catch-up and save options. The service would also empower programmers to more intelligently target advertising in cloud hosted time-shifted content.

Additionally, TiVo plans to enable new consumer features that enable co-viewing experiences through social networks and recommendations across disparate libraries of content. For example, TiVo's nPVR service would allow a viewer to share a recorded program with an authorized user who missed the show with a few simple clicks of the remote control.

Joshua Danovitz, Vice President, Innovation at TiVo, said, "Operators are becoming more and more focused on the reducing capital expenditure while enhancing subscriber satisfaction across every screen inside and outside the home. TiVo's Network PVR could play an important role in this process as it would bring an experience, which has proven to improve customer satisfaction and operating metrics for global operators, fully to the cloud. This demonstration is a testament to TiVo's commitment to innovations that improve the consumer's ability to access all the content they want, whenever they want it. The natural evolution of the TiVo Service to address network storage is one of the cornerstones of an overall TiVo strategy to deliver an experience that delights the consumer on every screen while driving down pay TV operator costs."

IBC 2013 runs from September 12-17 in Amsterdam. TiVo's booth is located at Stand Number 14.531 / Hall Number 14.

About TiVo
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (PVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented PVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.

TiVo and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. © 2013 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, TiVo's prototype of its next generation cloud television offering and Network PVR. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "may," "will," "would," "intend," "plan," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the periods ended April 30, 2013 and July 31, 2013, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

C133 Error...Anyone Else??

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 01:00
Started getting a C133 error about an hour ago...anyone else??

Premiere 4 Problems

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 23:52
We've had a Tivo HD for several years, but when the hard drive crashed earlier this summer, we replaced it with a Premiere 4 -- and have had several ongoing problems:

At first: it would seemingly randomly not record shows listed on the season pass. The Daily Show for example would record some days...and not others...even when they were all "new" shows. When we checked the history, it gave the reason as "No Signal".

We first contacted Comcast and got a replacement cable card, and now do not have the problem happen as frequently as it was occuring.

Other problems:

I understood it was supposed to be able to record three shows and watch a fourth show. We can sometimes get two shows recording at a time -- and then when you try to change to a third show it gives error messages and locks up.

Often when we hit the "Live TV" button on the remote, it just starts flipping through channels and you can't stop it.

The MOCA worked for a couple weeks...and then simply stopped working: only one of the three lights would come on, and for days it would try to connect to the Tivo Service and give messages about not being connected to the internet. We finally disconnected the MOCA entirely and connected it wirelessly with the hardware from the previous Tivo HD.

We've tried restarting the Tivo multple times. Restarting the cable connection. Disconnecting everything and reconnecting.

Any ideas or suggestions? We almost never had any issues with the previous Tivo and this is nothing but problems.

Tivo rep said they "hope to release a learning remote for the Roamio"

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 23:41
I am out of luck with programming the Roamio remote to my Vizio soundbar, so I decided to email tivo an they sent me this:

Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I apologize for the troubles you've had with programming your remote. I would be more than happy to help you with this!

Unfortunately if you were unable to program the remote using the codes listed as well as the code search, there would not be an option to use the TiVo Remote to control your soundbar.

We do hope to release a learning remote for the Roamio models, but at this time do not have an estimation as to when this would be available. You can use the Premiere remotes with the Roamio if you would like access to a learning remote now. The Glo Remote is compatible, but would not offer RF compatibility as the standard Roamio remote does. The Glo Remote can be found here: https://www.tivo.com/shop/accessories#remote-controls

Tivo Roamio with Comcast: VOD freezes. Problem solved!

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 23:27
I have a Tivo Roamio plus and Comcast Xfinity service. After installing my Tivo, everything worked but I got the dreaded Video on Demand (VOD) freeze problem that so many other people complained about. A VOD show would start and then the screen and sound would freeze 2-3 seconds later, but the progress would continue to advance.

I contacted Comcast support using the online chat, and the representative helped me fix the problem. (By the way, I recommend getting support online instead of on the phone; the phone techs don't know what they're doing and you'll spend time getting bounced from person to person, giving your account info over and over again. It's enough to drive a person crazy.)

Here is what the online rep told me she did to fix the problem:

She added the "Tivo Premier Cable Card Install" code, which is a free $0.00 code. When she first added it to my account, the problem didn't go away; I still got the freeze. Then she removed the code and added it again. At that point, my VOD started working.

When I asked her why it was so difficult to solve the problem, she said, "we need to really look for it, for the name is not labelled correctly in some accounts." So apparently the proper billing code is hard to find in their system. If they tell you it doesn't exist, let them know what this service rep told me.

I hope this helps someone else save time.

Strange reboot watching MLB.tv

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 20:56
I have been having a strange problem with my Roamio Pro. Whenever I'm watching a game with MLB.tv and I get a message it reboots. I didn't notice the pattern until now. I just got a message from TiVo about Showcases and it rebooted. It also happened on 9/7 when I got a message about Channels and on 9/4 about WishList searches.

Any one else notice this or something similar?

How many TiVo Minis can you connect to a Premiere 4?

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 20:40
When the TiVo Mini first came out, you could only connect 2 of them to a TiVo Premiere 4, due to a software issue. It was said that in a future update you would be able to connect 3. Has that update been released, enabling this new functionality yet?

I have a TiVo Premiere 4, 2 TiVo Minis, and a rented cable box. I am looking forward to replacing the rented cable box with a third TiVo Mini.

Sons of Anarchy - "Straw" - 9/10/13

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 20:13
Guess I'll kick off another season premiere thread for our favorite "Sons" :p

Looking forward to another insane and wild ride. :D

(though not so much more of the same ol' (lady) rhetoric when any of the main female characters appear on screen)

Entering text

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 19:45
Maybe a stupid quesiton, but I couldn't find the answer in the manual. How do you enter text with the remote? I can't sign into netflix because I can't figure out how to enter text.

Romeo with HDMI & Component

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 19:35
I saw the Romeo on display @ Best Buy and the model I saw only had HDMI, can someone confirm the middle and highest model has Component & HDMI as options? I use both outputs on my current Tivo Premier HD, HDMI and Component to two TV's in the house.

Thank you,