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Rant about Tivo's new web site

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:29
I'm not happy with the new web site. I went to try to schedule a show from work yesterday from the Tivo app and kept getting errors - I forgot it doesn't work remotely with my TivoHD. So I went to use the Tivo web page on my iPad and found there's a new drop down menu that covers the top half of the page. The drop downs covered the search field on my iPad so I couldn't search for my show - every time I tried to click in the search field the drop down popped down and covered it. When I finally was able to navigate to the show through several more clicks, it showed the wrong channels. I then found I had to sign in - again - because the drop down menu somehow redirected me to a new page and didn't keep my credentials cached. Sigh. (I was away from my PC so that wasn't an option.)

I really miss the old m.tivo.com page that just worked nicely on my iPhone.

MoCa clarification on base Roamio model

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:01
My take on the base Roamio is...ZERO internal MoCa capability? Currently I have my XL4 connected via MoCa to my Fios router. With the base Roamio, I would need an extra adapter...correct?

The Bridge "Destino" 8/21/2013 S1E7

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:43
Another excellent episode. This has become must-watch TV for me. Fast moving, taut, and as much as I don't want to admit it, Kruger is nailing her role. I still think she's miscast, mainly because of her looks, but she absolutely plays the part to perfection.

I wasn't thrilled they went to the old trope of "just as someone is going to reveal incredible info, they get shot", but I got over it quickly, as the following scenes were amazing.

For the first time, I found the scenes on the ranch (Charlotte & Ray) interesting. Ray brings a new dynamic to that plot that Charlotte alone couldn't. But seriously Charlotte, you ask a guy during sex a question, you think he's gonna give you a straight answer.:D Oh, and Graciela's price to play:eek:--very interesting.

If I'm the tailor to a cartel head, I'm sure as hell not gonna comment on his weight gain. Es stupido.

Roamio Deals?

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:09
Has anyone been able to get or find any deals directly from Tivo or any other retailers?

I currently have two S3s which I want to replace with a Roamio Plus and a Mini (both with lifetime). One of my S3s has lifetime, the other has the grandfathered $6.99 MSD.

I've heard of some folks being able to get a $99 lifetime deal on existing S3s, which I could then use to bring up my MSD box and then turn around and sell it (with the other S3).

Guess I should just call Tivo directly to see what they offer, and if it's nothing good go with Weakness before their $25 off coupon expires...

Anywho, if you were able to get a deal from somewhere, post it here! Thx!

Abbreviations we should use for Roamio

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 09:50
Many posts refer to the Roamio without telling us what model they are talking about so I would suggest the following abbreviations, (others can suggest other Abbreviations if you don't like what I am proposing)

Roamio basic with 4 tuners and a .5Tb drive TR-4

Roamio Plus with 6 tuners and a 1Tb drive TR-6

Roamio Pro with 6 tuners and a 3Tb drive TR-6P

Mini sub-forum promotion?

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 09:30
Now that the Roamio is out and the Minis work with those new boxes too, does it make sense to move the Mini sub-forum out from under the Premiere forum? Maybe the Stream sub-forum too?

Video Quality Differences using Mini?

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 09:13
I've got a new Roamio on the way and, with six tuners and two Mini's, I have the option of placing the Roamio in a more convenient location. But this flexibility presupposes that video quality (Roamio direct to best TV via HDMI, vs. Roamio to Mini via network to best TV via HDMI) is the same. So, has anybody done any side-by-side comparisons? Is the HDMI video put out by the Mini the same as direct from the main unit?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Primere 30 Second Skip

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 07:02
I just purchased an entry level Premiere and was wondering if there was a 30second skip Easter egg for this unit. I also have a Series 3 TiVo and I have used the commands Select > Play Select > 3 > 0 > Select. I know the Premiere has a 30 second Fast Forward but was wondering if a 30 second skip was also available.

Not on Ebay: Series 2 Dual Tuner TCD649080 Hatboro, PA, USA

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 03:22
I figured this is where people come when they're looking for Tivos.. so while this is not on ebay, if you are in the area and are looking for this model, maybe this is something you want to go pick up.

Note: This is NOT MINE! I am not selling this. I just saw it in a thrift store and thought someone may be interested. I already called into Tivo to see if it was lifetimed, and it wasn't, so that is why I didn't pick it up.

It is $15.. and you can get a discount with coupons (25%) on the back of some Giant Supermarket receipts, or I believe Hatboro runs a first friday event and Impact offers discounts off everything in the store on that day.. if it is still there by then.

It was in the store in the electronics section at the end of the day on Tuesday 8/20/2013

It is located in the Hatboro, PA Impact Thrift Stores...
Hatboro Store Hours:
Mon-Fri 9am - 8pm, Sat 9am - 6pm
14 E. Moreland Ave.
Hatboro, PA 19040


Extended Warranty or no?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 23:50
Hi All,

I've been lurking in the shadows here for about a month, checking in for updates on series 5. I ordered a Roamio Pro on the release date and I am new to Tivo. I can't wait to (hopefully) no longer get aggravated while watching TV like currently happens with my Cablevision 8300HD box.

Anyway, what is the consensus on purchasing the Extended Warranty? Normally I don't buy them, but normally I also don't buy the 1st day something comes out. How reliable have past Tivos been? Do the first ones usually have hardware issues?

Edit: Oh and I did purchase it with Lifetime service if that affects your thinking.

Can a Mini play anything?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 23:35
The Roamio looks very exciting and I'm considering returning to TiVo after eight years.

Can the Mini play all my premium channel shows that I record with my (future) Roamio?

Tivo Learning Remote and My HDDVR

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 22:40
I just received my new learning remote and I LOVE it. Before, with my standard peanut remote I could control my Vizio TV and Tivo Series 3 HD DVR but not my Vizio sound bar. I had to turn the sound bar on and off with its' own remote.

New, with the learning remote I can, with just one push of the green power button, turn on my TV and sound bar and turn off my TV and sound bar.

Only one remote on my end table. Whoopeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

TV on/off, volume and mute were always controlled through the Vizio TV.

Tivo Mini Throttling Internet Connection

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 22:38
I recently setup my Mini connecting to my Premiere via Moca. Now, my internet connection with other devices (laptops) is very slow. If I unplug the coax cable from the Mini, the download speed immediately returns to normal. The difference is very noticeable. Using the speed test at speedtest.net, the download speed changes from 10-20 Mbps to 1 Mbps. Other speed test applications returned similar results. Any ideas what could be causing this?


Moving shows from an old TiVo to a new one?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 22:28
Is there an easy/painless way I can transfer all of my shows from my current TiVo to possibly a Roamio in the future?

As it is now the only way I can see doing this is to TiVo To Go everything on the HD, which is A LOT, and then TiVo go go back onto another TiVo which would take an extremely long time. Is there another way??

Big Brother - 8/21/13

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 22:20
Was anyone actually fooled into believing that Aaryn was going to put Amanda up instead of Spencer? I sure wasn't. It's so funny how everyone in the house is truly afraid of Amanda. That being said, I do think Aaryn made the right choice. She has a much better chance beating Amanda at the end than Helen. It will be interesting to see who gets to come back into the game. I doubt they'll be able to make much of an impact at this point, but you never know.

TiVo Premiere with LIFETIME Service

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 21:40
Model #TCD746500 with Lifetime Subscription. 75HD Hours of Recording capacity. Works with Digital Cable or OTA (over the air antenna). Owned and in service for just six months...check it out on eBay.


Watch shows on my computer

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 21:09
With Roamio can I watch recorded shows on my computer?


Wed, 08/21/2013 - 20:17
Am I correct that digital cable is natively 480i, 720p or 1080i, and that 480p is 480i deinterlaced by the TiVo?

Where's Juliet?! >(

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:42
and by Juliet I mean simple voice activated commands! "Tivo pause", "Tivo Play", "Tivo replay" etc is really all I ever wanted!

It works great on my 360 and is totally convenient! You will not search for a remote to get up, you just say "xbox pause" and whataya know, it pauses, you get up, no remote needed.. when I come back, well, I don't want to spoil it for you guys :) but I sit down, and say 'xbox play' no remotes, it's like magic! :) :) :)

O tivo, tivo, tivo wherefore art thou voice prompts! Faster hardware was expected, with Android everywhere and Xbox One soon and so many options in the pipeline, Tivo this seemed like a easy no brainer, plus saying "tivo this" and "tivo that' somehow seems to be good advertising/marketing :)

Come on, who's with me!

p.s. I don't want to talk to my Tivo, i want to tell it a few basic commands. It works perfectly on Xbox 360 and works outstanding on my Galaxy Nexus. Simple voice commands, not Siri people. One way commands, no talk back that's for sure.. Apple doesn't get that, nobody wants to talk to Siri, nobody!... BUT many like to give voice commands that are ONE WAY like on Android and Xbox (cause it works great)

Play, Pause, Replay, skip.. that's about it

Tivo Android App won't connect

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:35
Premier box, Motorola Razr HD phone, wired and wireless network, but will not connect. Tried every trick in trouble-shooting recommendations, and spent over 1/2 hour on telephone with Tivo Tech. support. He tried to be helpful, but still cannot connect. Had some difficulty with Premier when first purchased. It appears Tivo "rushes to market" before getting "bugs" out of hardware and software, allowing purchasers to help them trouble-shoot issues they should have resolved before releasing product. Would have considered purchasing a Roamio, but now have concerns for functionality of Tivo hardware and software. Will wait until the "dust settles" on this product. App is useless.