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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.

Stream, Baby, Stream works fine

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:24
Works just fine on my Plus.

New Roamios with clear QAM?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:12
The title says it all, will these work with clear QAM and no Cablecard?

Added Linksys/Cisco range extender to my network, now 4 tivos acting like 2 networks

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:09
I have four Series 2 Tivos on my network. I have a Linksys/Cisco router. Everything was fine until I added a Linksys/Cisco wireless range extender to help two of my Tivos which had signal strengths hovering between 25-40%. The range extender did its job, increasing the signal strength on the two affected Tivos to 80-100%. However, the two Tivos which are being aided by the range extender keep losing contact with the other two Tivos.

If I restart all 4 Tivos, they all see each other for about 10 minutes. Then, the two Tivos aided by the range extender see each other and the other two Tivos see each other. They’re almost acting like it’s two separate networks. Ironically, At first, I could access all four Tivos using KMTTG and pyTivo. Now I can only see the two Tivos not affected by the range extender.

I thought it was a pyTivo issue but the problem continues even when I disabled pyTivo.

All 4 S2s have wireless G adapters.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

EAS bug?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:03
So while setting up my Roamio Pro I got a EAS for a weather alert. While the sounds was going, the screen showed a (blueish) panel. I expected the text of the alert to show up there, but it stayed empty. At the end of the alert the panel went away. Rewinding the buffer showed the usual EAS alert (mind you I'm coming from a Series3).

This is running 20.3.6.

Roamio ad on home page link doesn't work

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 17:10
Your link from the roamio ad on the home page leads to a page not found message because you have the /home part included twice.

Link should be .com/home/...

Your link has .com/home/home/...

Wealknees Roamio Basic Model

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 16:23
Don't know if the Roamio basic model is a 2.5 or 3.5 drive, but Weakness is offering a basic model with 300 and 475 HD hours upgrade.


Wed, 08/21/2013 - 16:17
I'm going through the process of assigning static IP addresses to all my computers, printers, routers, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, etc.

I would like to do this with my TiVo's as well.

Where can I find the MAC addresses of the TiVo's? I have a TiVo Roamio coming soon. I will have a MoCA connection to 4 Minis.

Does the MoCA adapter get its own IP address? If so, how can I obtain the MAC for that?

I'm using an Apple Time Capsule which unfortunately doesn't offer a DHCP client list to get this information. Would make it a lot easier.

Faster channel surfing?

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 15:44
Is the new Roamio any faster than the Premiere for channel surfing with a Tuning Adapter and CableCard?