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What happend to BB 10% off coupons

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:59
As a Best Buy Rewards Zone member, I used to get 10% off coupons in the mail several times per year, but I can no longer recall the last time I got one. I could sure use 10% off on a Roamio!

Does anyone still get them or have they been completely killed off?

Inside the Power of ESPN - NYT series

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 11:49
The NY Times did a three part series on ESPN. I read a little of the first part about it's control over College sports, particularly CFB and the third which is about ESPN's influence on the TV landscape in general:


Interesting reading on how one company dominates Sports, not only what goes on the air but how and why it's on the air.

TiVO Mini with SDTV - What Cables to Use?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:34
So I just got my Mini and went to install it on my old fashioned Standard Def TV. My TV has the usual component cable connections but the Mini has those odd component & A/V ports. What type of cable/connectors fit the Mini? I cant find them anywhere!


Under the Dome - Let the Games Begin - OAD 8-26-13

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:29
So now there is an underground fight club in Chester's Mill? The writers are really trying hard to take something interesting and make it ridiculous. I really want to see how this plays out, but the direction some of the plots are going makes me wonder if this isn't just wasting my time?

But hey, at least the pink stars fell in line.

VPN & Streaming

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:15
If I VPN my ipad to my home network would streaming work?

Amazon Shipping Warning

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:04
I am having video problems with the TiVo Roamio Pro I originally ordered from weaKnees. No matter whether I try HDMI or Component I cannot get any video to show on my Panasonic TV.

Anyway, today I decided it must just be a bad box and, since Amazon still showed they would have them available on the 28th, I ordered another Pro through Amazon.

Since I am also a member of Amazon Prime, I expected it to show 2-day shipping or at least present an option to pay for faster shipping.

When I received an e-mail confirming my order, it said it would be shipped via ground. It also says the delivery date will be anywhere between September 4th and September 19th.

Video Problems with the Roamio Pro

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 09:38
I had a TiVo Premiere connected to my Panasonic TCP55ST60 Plasma TV through my Marantz NR1603 A/V Receiver via HDMI and both audio and video were working fine.

When I received my new TiVo Roamio Pro I unplugged the power and then moved each cable one by one from the Premiere to the Roamio Pro.

When I finished all the connections, I plugged the power cable back in and no video showed on the TV.

The green light on the front left of the Pro came on indicating that it was receiving power and the amber light just to the right of it blinks whenever I press a button on the remote so it appears to be receiving the IR/RF signal from the remote.

I have tried taking the HDMI cable out of the loop and running it directly from the Pro to the TV. I have also tried using component between the Pro and the TV. Neither of these methods shows any video either.

I have also tried pressing the resolution button on the back of the Pro, in case whatever the signal it puts out by default is one that my TV doesn't recognize. That doesn't work either.

Is there anything else I can try before I send it back for a refund?

Top Gear Festival

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 09:24
It might have been fun to attend live, but that was one of the worst Top Gear episodes with the UK hosts ever IMHO. Hammond did well not to attend. On par with the US version both in host interaction and uninteresting content. Considering how good the shows specials have been, I'm shocked they let this one be broadcast.

Who has a Roamio in stock

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 08:50
So I have a comcast installation scheduled for this weekend and was hoping to use a Roamio. WHo has them in stock at the moment - Amazon doesn't, Best Buy doesn't, Walmart doesn't, weakness doesn't...

Tivo in Cabinet

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 08:27
I have a Tivo Premiere in a cabinet and it runs abou 43c vs 35c for the one that is not in a cabinet.

Does anyone have there Roamio in a Cabinet and how hot does it run? Do you think there are any issues with this?

Tivo Premiere XL Lifetime

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 08:12
2 tuner Premiere XL with lifetime service.

Original box and all materials.

$450 + shipping

TiVo Port Errors

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:56
I am getting errors when running diagnostics on both the premiere 4 (with moca) and a tivo mini. Recently, when doing diagnostics, I notice the port check fails. It used to succeed almost instantly. I contacted Tivo tech support. Their suggestion was to open about 22 plus ports on my router, which I have. However, I am still getting a port error issue. Any suggestions?

Trouble with TiVo, CableCARD and Charter...any ideas?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:49
I've had a TON of issues trying to pair may CableCARD with Charter. I've tried 5-6 CableCARDs, a dozen or so calls, and a Charter tech service call. Nothing helps. I have two other TiVo's (both Premieres), and I compared the CableCARD screens to one another. I found quite a bit of difference between the 'Conditional Access' screens of the activated Premieres and the struggling to activate Roamio - but I have no idea how to interpret what the issues is.

On that screen (Conditional Access), my Premieres show a fully populated screen where my Roamio only shows the first few lines (it ends with auth and con).

Like I said before I have tried multiple CableCARDs and it is always the same. CableCARD installs have always been painful for me with Charter. This time seems worse!

A couple of other 'finds' are that testing channels via the cable card menu shows "No Channels Available" and a black screen. Testing channels via the tuning adapter menu shows channel info (and has the ability to scroll channels) but still has the black screen. Interestingly, when I remove the tuning adapter, the ability to scroll channel information via the cable card menu returns but there is still a black screen.

Going into the tuning adaptor menu shows OOB errors, PSOC(?) failures and Init fail - but the amber light on front is solid and does not flash.

Any idea from all of this information what the issue is? Is it the TiVo box? CableCARD (x5)? Could a bad tuning adaptor be the issue?


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Roamio vs. Roamio Plus

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:34
Some stupid questions from an occasional TV watcher. I'm trying to decide between these models. Most of the differences I don't care about... the one of concern is streaming. What is the difference between TiVo streaming found in the Roamio vs. the Roamio Plus. Right now, I rarely use services such as netflix, hulu, etc., but who knows what the future holds. The only other concern is hard disk size. I rarely get past 75% full on my Premier, so I'm not overly concerned with having a bigger drive.

The only reason I'm even thinking about upgrading is because my Premier is starting to act flakey and I think it's on its way out (it's 2 or 3 years old).

Also, it seems only a few places are selling the devices and they're all advertised at list. TiVo offered me the Roamio for $150. Can I do better elsewhere?


This video is not TiVo compatible??? (Amazon)

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:22
Ive been setting up all my current tv shows for HD digital download to the Roamio, and The Bridge which is on Fx gave me that notice last night after I bought an episode?

Ive used tivo and amazon vod off and on for years and never had a tv show that you could buy, not be able to be sent to the tivo download queue.

Any ideas? I wouldnt think media rights would matter, I mean you can buy it for PC, kindle and Roku viewing...

Will single TiVo Stream work with multiple basic Roamios?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 07:16
If you have more than one basic Roamio, do you only need a single TiVo Stream for all of them, or do you need one Stream per Roamio?

2 Tuner Premiere, 2TB and Lifetime $400 Shipped

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 06:50
I have a 2 tuner Premiere (Cable and OTA capable) with a 2TB drive and lifetime subscription. Will sell for $400 shipped in the US to a paypal verified address.

Includes peanut remote and power cable as shipped. Remote is as new as I never used it. (I use a slide remote) and the Premiere is in perfect condition and works fine. Will pack carefully and ship UPS with tracking number.

Buy direct from USA

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 05:29

Ive seen / read on this & other forums that TIVO in australia/NZ is effectively dead.

i'm wondering, if i want to.

a) can i buy a new tivo box / main unit from USA & have it work in NZ ?

ive got a Series 3, model TCD663320
(Mainly looking for the 1TB expansion pack.)

b) I heard / read that the current HYBRID contract thing / licemce expires in 2016.

If the TIVO providers (main boxes) are currently dead, & Hybrid are only 'servicing' existing customers - Wouldn't taht lead to the existing contract expiring, & making way for finding a new AU/NZ provider ?

c) Currently, I pay no monthly fee for Tivo. If they did have one ($5 or $10 NZ a month) & a lower purchase price for the unit, I think it'll be more profitable for the NZ/AU tivo

Is there a way to jump to Clear & Delete Ev...

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 04:45
I've created a new drive from a non-native image to my TiVo - so I know I have to do a Clear and Delete Everything -

Is there a way to bypass the Guided Setup? It forces me to go though this process that takes about 45mins or more just so I can wipe it all out when I'm done!

Obviously I'm asking for the NEXT time.

Stuck at 11.0g ?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 04:42
I'm trying to upgrade a drive and had an old image version 11.0g; and I've been waiting for this thing to upgrade. Hoping to get 11.0m but would be happy with 11.0k --

I've forced 3 calls and it's gone overnight yet it still at 11.0g.

is there any magic to this?