TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads

Subscribe to TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads feed TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads
Your #1 dedicated resource center to buy, discuss, and chat on the use of TiVo powered products and services such as Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3.
Updated: 35 min 31 sec ago

Now way to many shows to watch......

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 12:45
I do really like my new Roamio and think it is by far the best TiVo to date, but with the extra tuners and 3TB HD I am now getting so many recordings I will never be able to watch everything. :D

I have well over 100 sp's and before with only 2 tuners must have had a lot of conflits so I could keep up with everything. Now I have pages and pages and pages of recordings.

IR Repeater Available

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:58
Check out what Tivo now sells for the Mini and other DVR's not sure how new or old it is, pretty useful. The roamio of course uses RF now, but for those of us still rockin older remotes to use with Receivers etc, this can come in handy.


It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - S09E01 - The Gang Broke Dee

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:56
Well, I don't get FXX so thank god for the internet. I thought this episode was beyond hilarious. Typical Dennis being a d*ck and the gang was funny as ever. Dee's comedy routine was priceless. I really didn't see that end coming, very funny twist. This show continues to be out there and just wrong. I need to watch it again to see if the plot actually makes any sense. What a start to a short season (13 episodes). Shame on FX for moving it to a channel one tier up on most cable networks.

Joke's on Dee!

Stream to iPad to TV via HDMI

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:55
I have TiVo stream set up and working and it works great. The specs say that TiVo stream supports 1080i and 1080p. What I can't figure out is if I buy a lightning to HDMI adapter, what resolution will go to the TV.

My goal is to be able to take a TV out on the deck and rather than run a cable out to it and a cable box, I hope to use the iPad over wireless and just buy the lightning to HDMI adapter.

Just don't want to drop $50 on the adapter if it's not capable.

Is it possible for me to create my own folders in my Tivo "now playing" list?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:54
I searched the forum on the topic of creating folders in the Tivo "Now Playing" list. However, most of the stuff that I found was a few years old and it did not really answer my question.

Here is the deal......

I have a lot of videos on my computer which my Tivo Premiere is capable of playing just fine.

These videos did not originally come from my Tivo Premiere. But the Tivo can play them.

When I transfer these video files onto my Tivo, I would LIKE the ability to create a folders to put them in. However, I do not know how to do this. As it stands currently, the Tivo lists each individual file one by one by one in the "Now Playing" list.




Series 3 TivoHD 2TB & Lifetime & Updated PROM $400 OBO

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:40
Lifetime TivoHD with 1TB HD UPGRADE (not 2 as title suggests) , Updated Prom

$400 OBO

Goes on EBAY next week.


Can Roamio stream to an un-sub'd unit?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:40
Can Roamio stream to an un-Sub'd Premier or S3?

Allow legacy tuner functionality in Roamio and Tivo Mini

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:32
I would like to have the ability to assign a tuner to a Tivo Mini in the Roamio. Roamio supports DTA but I have a very specific functionality that requires me to have a dedicated tuner to the Mini. I understand I am giving it up and can't record anything on that tuner.

Two (2) TiVo HDs with Lifetime and Wireless G adapters

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 10:26
$250 each


These'll go up on eBay on Monday if I don't get any bites between now and then.

Jimmy Fallon's Breaking Bad Parody

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 08:24
It's 13 minutes long, but well worth it for fans of the show.

If you're not relatively current on Breaking Bad, it could have some spoilers.

Joking Bad

Why would potential bidder need to see TSN?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 07:42
If a bidder has the TSN from the unit, is there any danger that they can get my personal information from TiVo?

Remote sends signal, but nothing happens...

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 07:17
I just bought and setup a new Roamio Pro, moving my XL4 to the bedroom. After connecting the XL4, I found that the remote will not cause anything to happen - in other words, when I press buttons on the remote, the amber circle appears on the XL4, showing that a signal is being received, but no action is taken. I am stuck on the "My Shows" spot on the TiVo Central screen. I am pretty sure that the problem lies with the XL4, not the remote, because I get the same response from my Harmony One remote that I had been using to control the XL 4.

Please help! I cannot even get to the CableCard Pairing screen to call Comcast!

setting up tivo with a local channel

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 06:21
Hi, my parents pretty much only watch one local channel (26-1).

I connected a Comcast coaxial cable directly to the Seiki 22" LED TV, which has a digital tuner.

I did a channel scan and it picks up channel 26-1 and my parents are able to watch the channel.

We canceled Comcast (no more Comcast service), but are able to pick up channel 26-1 using the coaxial cable.

Now I am trying to connect a Tivo Series 2.

I connected the Comcast coaxial cable to the top coaxial connection on the back of the tivo. I also connected the red/white/yellow cables from the TV to the back of the tivo.

I ran guided setup using the various options of "antenna", "cable", "satellite" and I don't get any video, only black screen.

Any ideas? Thank you.

Roamio wont conntect to other tivos in network

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 04:32
Here is my set up.

I have 2 XL4's, one Tivo HD, and 1 Roamio Pro. They all connect to each other, to the network and handle room to room transfers well.

I just bought a new Roamio from TiVo.com It was delivered on Tuesday. I installed it on Tuesday, activated my new unit on TiVo.com, and paired the cable card on Tuesday. Waiting 24 hours, Wednesday night, I forced a connection on all my units and afterwards I restarted all units. I then went on TiVo.com and used the season pass manager to transfer passes to the new Roamio. (it worked great).

1 XL4 wired connection (signal strength 100%)
1 XL4 connected wirelessly (signal strength 82%)
1 Roamio connected wirelessly (signal strength 77%)
New Roamio connected wirelessly (signal strength 24%)

The new Roamio can "see" the other TiVo's in the network under "My Shows", but they are "orange exclamation point" "!"... and gives me a "cant connect c423 error". I called TiVo and they forced a connection to all my units on their end, and said to call back in 30 minutes. I went to sleep.

10 hours later - still the same problem. Before I call tech support, does anyone have a suggestion on how to resolve this?

I just checked my wireless signal on the Roamio settings - it is at 24 % (marginal). even though its 3 feet from the router ?? Would that be the cause of the issue?


Two Roamios with one Mini?

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 00:32
I know I can use 2 Minis with one Roamio. But is it possible to use 2 Roamios with 1 Mini?

TiVo extended warranty (on lifetime hardware)?

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 22:05
I generally don't buy extended warranties, as they're a waste of money. But with $1000 in my Roamio and Mini, and a hope of using them for the next 4+ years, should I get the TiVo warranty? I've got another week or two before the month is up. But I haven't had time to read its details and understand what it offers and if there's fine print that makes it a particularly good or bad value.

basic roamio almost perfect

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 21:54
Im going to pick up the roamio basic. none of the plus roamio features interest me and the smaller form factor of basic appeals to me and i assume its more quiet with an internal fan which is important to me. The only thing that bums me out is no integrated moca and no gigabit Ethernet. I could care less about wifi. Wish they had used moca instead and this would have been almost perfect roamio. Slower ethernet port means transfering shows to and from pc will take about %30 longer as i remember reading. Guess i can live with that. Ofcoarse the ability to recrd ota is gravy even though it sucks not being able to record ota & cable at the same time. I have a spare 2 TB drive ill be throwing in this thing. I just am waiting for a sale. If i wanna buy lifetime buying at bestbuy seems the only way to get a valid warranty since ill be upgrading my harddrive is that right? Since there's currently no sales anywhere maybe ill just grab roamio from bestbuy now with warranty since there currently offering x3 times reward points. Hopefully i can get a good price on my xl4 with lifetime.

Big Brother - 9/11/13

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 21:16
What the heck happened to Judd? He apparently had some sort of mental breakdown once Spencer told him that he would put him up if McCrae won the PoV. Nothing he said or did in this episode made any sense whatsoever. I've always liked the guy, but he really came off looking like a complete buffoon tonight.

Andy continued to prove why he is by far the most deserving of the win. He was literally never even on Spencer's radar as far as being the replacement nominee. He also won the most important HoH of the season, guaranteeing a spot in the final three. Like I said before, if he makes it to the final two, it's in the bag. :)


Wed, 09/11/2013 - 21:12
So I got a Roamio with 4 tuners.
I am with Comcast and got a M-card.
Took some time to figure it out but got it paired.
Now I can watch TV.

Now the problem:
The channels are all over the place. To get my local (ch 2) it's on 702.
I called TIVO and asked how to get channel 2 on channel 2.
Tivo rep said it can not be done.
If I want to watch channel 2 go to 702. Channel 7 is on 707 etc.

This doesn't sound right to me, does everyone have this problem?

I ask if anyone complained about this and he said never, I was the first.

I had Dish before and channel 2 was channel 2.