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Going Price for Lifetime TivoHD?

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:52
I have 3 TivoHD units that have been running fine for a long time though I don't really use them much. We also have a Premiere that is sees the main use. All have lifetime service on them. The Tivos all have upgrade hard drives with 142 HD hours of recording.

Any idea what these would sell for? I am seriously considering a Roamio with Minis for several reasons. Having these bring in some income later might help swing the deal.

Unable to connect to my Premiere from Roamio

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:31
I am trying to copy all my content from my old Premiere to my new Roamio. The Roamio is working fine and can detect the Premiere in my shows. I have forced multiple connections and rebooted both devices. I keep getting"

...My shows could not be displayed because of a network problem...

I am on ethernet wiring.
Can ping both boxes.
Can connect via a browser to both boxes
Can see both DVRs from each other.
Can see both boxes on Tivo.com and checked that they are both enabled for copying and streaming.

The Roamio has only been online for a few hours. Does this just take time to work through Tivo's servers or is something not acting right?

Content "Shortcuts"

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:30
I think it would be cool to have content shortcuts in "My Shows." For example, say I'm watching a TV Show season on Netflix, I could make a shortcut on My Shows directly to the Netflix page for the show.

This would make it easier to keep track of the shows I'm watching all in one place and not have to remember where I was watching them. Obviously there is room for more advanced features to tack onto this like keeping track of new and watched episodes, but I think the simple shortcut feature would be really nice by itself.

Roamio with multiple harddrives

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:28
I am wondering if Roamio can work with multiple harddrives, one at a time? If it does, then it means unlimited recording space... wow, wouldn't it be nice?
Can someone test this out...
Step 1 - HardDrive#1 with some recording in it already.
Step 2 - Swap out HardDrive#1 with HardDrive#2 and record some programs in HardDrive#2
Step 3 - Put HardDrive#1 back in the Roamio and see if it plays the recording that was in it.
Step 4 - Put HardDrive#2 back in and see if it plays those recording that was in it.
If it works, then we can have 2, 5, 10 and more harddrives and never run out of recording space.
Or I might be just dreaming....


Tue, 08/27/2013 - 14:10
Does the Roamio support Live365?

Quickly switching between DVR recording and live tv

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:45

I am a new Tivo user. On my old Cablevision DVR (SA8300HD), I would frequently watch a recording off my DVR, switch to live TV by typing a channel # or using the last button. Then when I returned to the room (say after a bathroom or drink break), I want to resume watching the recorded program, so I would hit the last button again (bringing me back to a paused recording) and then play.

How does one go about doing something similar on a Tivo?

If I am back on live TV and hit the last button, it tunes to the last channel that tuner was on.
If I am back on live TV and hit the live tv button, it switches tuners.
If I am back on live TV and hit the info and do to the tuner selection tab, the recording is not an option.

The only way I have discovered how to get back to the recording is: Tivo Central >> my shows >> find the program again >> resume playing (which is not very quick)

Tivo won't boot up

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:40
We just got our new Roamio plus and it won't startup. It keeps cycling from Welcome! Starting up to our TV input and says searching for signal. It keeps cycling the same thing over and over and won't boot up. So now I have an RMA for this brand new unit and have to hook back up my Premiere and Tivo is cross shipping me another unit which should be here in a couple days... So now I'll have 2 x Tivo's for return.. I guess the hard drive is failed or something not sure but it's not working. :-(

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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