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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?

Copper "Think Gently Of The Erring" 8/25

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 04:37
I am definitely not liking Freeman's mother in law. Her mouth is going to get them killed or their house burned down. Lord knows what'll happen once she finds out her sons were lynched in that neighborhood.

Is Freeman the only doctor in Five Points?

I didn't see a guy getting stabbed in the eye coming. Neither did he. Bwah, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Pregnant jailhouse sex. Didn't see that coming either.

DVR Commander

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 22:55
DVR Commander https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....tivocommander
seems to not work with the Roamio at the moment. I suspect it doesn't know what a Roamio is but would work fine if it did. Since it doesn't know it, it refuses to connect to it.

I Emailed the developer. Will share what I learn.

kmttg and pytivo work great!

Need More Content

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 22:31
It would be nice if tivo could add more content like roku...no stupid channels...just grade a channels like acorn,snag films,etc..that provides excellent content...I like tivo but doing this you could be a powerhouse. I like tivo setup better..even though rouku is basic and easy, I like tivo better. I keep switching from tivo to roku because of the other content I am subscribed to. It would be nice to have all that in one place..I wish I could stream roku through tivo...wow!!!!

Need More Content

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 22:07
I was wondering if tivo has plans for more content.. it would be nice if it had content like roku.. I keep going back and forth between the two. I would love to have all my content in one place
like this tivo. It would be nice.

My Digital Antennae

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 21:28
My antennae where I live sucks!!!....it keeps going in and out all the time. I have a season pass to record a show and I cannot access the channel because it is too far away not in my viewing area....will the roamio still record it if I cannot access it in another area? please help.

I'm surprised there are no unpacking videos.

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:43
Or videos of the units in action.

Mini and remote?

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:34
Does the mini support Bluetooth or RF as I'd like to mount it behind the tv?

Romio Basic OTA - Searching for a signal on this Channel. (V52)

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:24
I posted this in another thread but thought it might be better to post it in it's own thread.

I got my Tivo Romio today, threw in a 2GB harddrive and connected up the OTA. Everything was great until later this evening when I tried channel surfing when guess what. I hit a V52 error message.

Searching for a signal on this channel. (v52)

I have figured out that the problem is if you are trying to use the 3rd tuner. I was able to reproduce the problem by recording two programs then changing to another channel. If I canceled one of the recordings I was then able to tune the channel it was complaining about.

Called up tivo and they are shipping me a replacement. I really suspect this is a software issue but I'll take the replacement all the same.


Mini software update

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:22
my mini updated today said it now has Netflix on it...

Software version: 20.3.6-01-6-A92

anyone know what all was changed? I noticed I don't have a stuttering issue anymore with channels sound

Rick roll your SO

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 19:42
So last night my Wife was watching TV in the other room via the Mini. I pulled up a YouTube video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" on my iPhone and then cast it to the Mini. Like 3 seconds later I hear "What the f*ck?" come from the other room. :D

Confused potential new user

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 18:37
Hi. Thanks for any and all help in advance and I apologize for questions that are likely to be redundant to the community.

Until recently we had DirecTV and really enjoyed the tech that came with it. Then we moved and have been stuck with Time Warner (Franklin County, NY) due to tree issues preventing service from either satellite company. We HATE the Time Warner HD DVR. It is just outdated, clunky tech. Now we are considering investing in TiVo. The new Roamio line looks awesome and we'd most likely get the Plus edition.

I just don't quite understand how this works and I need some hand holding. Cost is the first issue. The startup fees are no problem, but right now it wouldn't be ideal for us to drop the lifetime subscription even if that does make more sense long term. We have one HD Time Warner DVR. Do we have to keep that? Can we downgrade boxes (or alternatively have no Time Warner box at all) without downgrading our TV package? If so, will I save any money with Time Warner and be able to cancel out the TiVo subscription fee?

I guess my main question is this: What do I need from Time Warner to make the box work and how much will that impact my monthly bill from Time Warner? I'm hoping it cuts it down some to make up for the bill from TiVo. Time Warner is so unlikely to be able to help me out here based on past conversations with their "customer service" that I haven't even bothered calling them to ask and instead found this forum.

Thanks again. If there is an article that explains all this then by all means point it out to me.

Time Warner/CBS battle could set pattern for future retrans deals Read more: Time Wa

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 17:38
This could be bad news, can't believe I am supporting Time-Warner.

Time Warner Cable's (NYSE: TWC) current standoff with CBS (NYSE: CBS) over retransmission fees is being closely watched by other TV distributors such as NBC, ABC and Fox and could ultimately set the standard for future negotiations.

Typically retransmission negotiations focus on small fee increases, but CBS has asked for a big increase to make up for what it considers a historic injustice in terms of what cable and satellite providers pay for their content. According to SNL Kagan as reported by Hollywood Reporter, CBS wants to leap from 66 cents per subscriber per month to $2 per subscriber per month.

According to SNL Kagan analyst Justin Nelson, any time one of the larger networks such as CBS sets a new standard in terms of pricing, it's likely the rest will follow. CBS is considered a trailblazer in this area, and the company is saying it delivers much more in terms of programming and viewership and believes it should be paid market rates.

SNL Kagan also noted that in 2011, total broadcast retransmission fees were only $1.76 billion, while cable channels were paid around $27 billion that same year.

Wishlist editing in app or web

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 17:20
Anyone know if the ability to edit wishlists is coming to the app or web soon?

Offloading conflicts to a networked Tivo

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 17:10
I don't know why this feature hasn't been added yet, but it was on my replaytv boxes many years ago.

Any drawbacks to buying from weaknees?

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 17:03
Subject says it all. I've caved and am ready to buy... not paying tax or shipping is attractive... any downsides to buying from weaknees?

Thinking the 1TB plus, will upgrade hdd myself at a later date.

(is it pronounced weenies?)

thanks all

Premiere 320GB with Lifetime and Slide Remote

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:57
I'm looking to sell my Premiere 320GB with the Slide Remote included. Works perfectly includes original box and materials. Shipping to the lower 48 included.

$425 through PayPal. That seems to be in line with what everyone is getting on eBay since it is the lowest Premiere, but includes the Slide Remote. Check out my profile on eBay, too. 100% feedback. steinbch

Placement of IR eyes

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:47
Does anyone know where to place the IR eye for my universal remote on the new tivo roamino? The rep told me right side of the box, but i cant seem to find the right location. thanks