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MoCA Without Cable Modem

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 15:27
Is it possible to create a MoCA network without a cable modem? My router (Apple TimeCapsule) is fed the internet connection via ethernet cable from a Cincinnati Bell Fioptics box in a utility closet. There is no visible cable modem. What I'd like to do is use a Tivo Premiere XL4 to create the MoCA network by connecting the Tivo Premiere XL4 box to the TimeCapsule with an ethernet cable and then connect the coax cable from the wall into the Tivo. From there, I'm hoping that I can connect other Tivos (Minis or another Premiere box) with the coax cable from the wall directly into the other Tivo boxes and utilize the MoCA network to enable the Whole Home functionality with Tivo. Any idea if this will work?

Cisco1520 Issues

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 14:40
When I lived in Illinois and had Comcast, I would get 10-15 Tivo suggestions daily recorded. Since I moved to TWC I have yet to get a single Suggestions recorded. I have the Cisco1520 SDV box and I'm awaiting the installer to come today and look at the hardware. Any help from the community would be appreciated.

can't see music or picture files on tv

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:59
When I want to view a picture file or play a music file, I get an error # 0-65535.I only added one picture to tivo plus in case I had a corrupted file and still got the error. This has happened on my series3 and xl4 . I have no trouble transfering programs to pc or sending video files from pc to the xl4 and watching on tv. Can anyone tell me what this error is and how to fix it? I'm using windows 7 and tivo plus 2.8.3.

Tivo Stream fact check

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:00
This is a just a fact check on Tivo Stream. I've read all of the threads as well as the Reviews on Best Buy.

Question: One reviewer indicates that he is an Elite owner (as I am) with 4 tuners and that the Tivo Steam reserves/ties-up one of those even when not in use.

Is this true?

Many thanks!


Loving the Mini

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 12:15
I've read every thread here for months, so I'm aware of the many people where the Mini doesn't work for them. I'm a new Tivo customer because of the Mini, so I must be the kind of customer Tivo is targeting. Here is my story.

Until November 2012, we just had a standard definition CRT TV in our family room where we did most of our TV watching. The Comcast 3416 DVR with a 160G hard drive we had was good enough for SD. We had been sticking with the SD TV for so long just because I didn't think there was a good enough HD DVR solution available. We had another 3416 downstairs in the home theater (110" front projection, high definition, etc) but we really only watched football games, the Tour De France and the Pro Cycling Challenge down there. I paid almost $20/month for each of these crappy DVRs, but they worked good enough. I hated the idea of paying for the 3416 in the home theater since we used it so infrequently.

We decided to finally upgrade our family room to an HD TV, but before doing so I had to figure out a better DVR solution since 160G won't cut it for HD. I first looked at Comcast's new offerings, but they were terrible. Their whole home solution base DVR had a 500G HD and I think only 2 tuners. It was not expandable to add more storage at the time. In some Comcast locations they are starting to allow you to add a 1TB external drive to the 3416's but that wasn't available in my area.

I had looked at Tivo in the past many times but never made the switch because of the cost or the lack of features such as access to Comcast Xfinity On Demand. In November 2012 when I re-visited Tivo and learned about the Premiere XL4 and forthcoming Mini, this solution now did everything I had ever wanted:

- Lots of storage space (2TB)
- 4 tuners
- access to Xfinity On Demand
- ability to watch our recordings on either TV

I now have an XL4 in the family room and a Mini in the home theater. This is perfect for us since we don't watch much TV in the home theater. I allocated zero tuners to the Mini since I have no need to watch live TV in the home theater. I certainly didn't want to waste a tuner allocating it to the Mini permanently. On the rare occasion when I need live TV in the home theater, I'll just hit record from the guide on the Mini and immediately play back the recording. When DTA becomes available, I won't even have to do this. I don't need Netflix in the home theater since I have a PS3 there.

I've been following the DVR market for years but there has never been an ideal setup for me available. Now the XL4 + Mini is exactly what I've been hoping for.

No need to respond saying the Mini doesn't work for you. I've read every one of your threads already. I just thought I would share MY experience as a new Tivo customer that is very pleased with an XL4 + Mini for a whole home DVR solution.


Video Quality and Settings

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 12:15
My first post here though I've been lurking for months. I recently jumped back into the TiVo world after many years of satellite and cable DVR hell. I bought a Premiere XL4 and really love it hooked up to my Pioneer Kuro.

So we recently broke down and bought a 720P 32" Sony Bravia for the bedroom (I've also been opposed to owning more than one TV in a house but lost my resolve) and it's a great little TV. Perfect size for the space. Well, the purchase coincided with the intro of the TiVo Mini so I added that to the mix alongside an AppleTV. I purchased and installed the Moca adapter from TiVo, installed the mini and went through setup. The TiVo prompted me to select 1080i as the video setting and I went along with the suggestion. Bottom line, the picture quality looked pretty bad. Pixilated, dropped frames, just aweful. At first I chalked it up to the Moca speed but when I looked up the speed in the TiVo the measurements looked good. Then I thought maybe it's the fact that my Kuro is so far superior to my Sony that I'm just spoiled. That's partly true but not enough to account for the bad quality. After lots of setting mods, I changed the video setting on the TiVo to 720P. BAM, instantly the image quality improved. It's still not as good as the Kuro and I do need to calibrate the Sonybut I'll take it.

So, I have to ask, what is everyone choosing for video quality setting? Should you simply match your TV's native resolution? It gives options to choose more than one but why would I do that? I went and changed my Premiere XL4 to reflect all setting 720P and higher and I don't really notice a difference. Anyway... just curious what selection everyone else is making.

BTW, love the Mini and hope that TiVo keeps improving it with software updates.

New Orleans, LA

Fix and add Apps

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 10:50
Firstly, I can't believe the Amazon App does not allow Prime customers to watch their "already paid for" content that other systems (Roku to name 1) allow. Fix this!
Next, please approach the Plex developers into building a client for Tivo. They already have one for Mac, PC, Linux, Google tv, IOS, Roku, Apple TV, Android,... You're missing the boat.

Spontaneous Reboot

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 09:19
Just set-up a new (to me) Premiere box with wireless connection and Comcast. Was in the middle of watching a show (live TV) on the second day of having it and the stupid thing restarted itself. Lost 5 minutes of the show I was watching. It went back to normal for a couple minutes. Then it went to the M Card info screen! I hit Clear and it went back to programming. What is the problem?

programming the volume control

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 07:42
Hi , I can program the TiVo volume control to decrease the volume on my Motorola 501 , but, I cannot program it to increase volume.
Also, I cannot program the mute control.
I'm using the learning method, I've given up trying to find the correct code.

Can anyone help?

Pic of the Mini Proc

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 23:06
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Tivo Mini & Slingbox... can it work?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:10
I know this was asked by other community members before release, but I have not seen any updates. I liked the idea that you were not hijacking the main Tivo unit and instead a mini.

Let me know if this worked for anyone and if there were any limitations.

Why doesn't TiVo support the features they offer?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 17:15
During a recent chat with TiVo support, I was told to "contact YouTube" about a YouTube stuttering issue. Netflix seems to work fine.

1, I pay TiVo for the services they offer, not YouTube, Netflix, AOL, or anyone else. If TiVo decided to settle on a crappy app and then offer it as a feature, actually supporting it isn't too much to ask for.

2, Being directed to contact YouTube/Google about this issue is absolutely pointless. I'd have better luck contacting life on Mars. The rep directed me to http://support.google.com/youtube ...

Normally TiVo support has been great, but when it comes to the extra services they offer, I'm quickly finding out it's a complete waste of time.

Tivo doesn't remember where I left off

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 14:38
When viewing a program, then interrupting it and doing something else, previous Tivo's always remembered where you left off when to went to view something else. Now when I come back, sometimes is remembers, but often it doesn't, forcing me to start watching the recorded program at the beginning. Needless to say, this is very annoying. I have a Premier 4 and this has been happening to me since I started using it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Premiere XL4 not in my shows list using TiVo to Go Desktop plus to transfer .ti

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 11:47
I have searched all over the place for this solution and I know I can do pytivo and other options to transfer from PC to TiVo, but I have this program already and have no issues downloading video from my tivo to PC and converting it.

The issue I am having is moving these files back. I put videos in folder to publish them back to the TiVo but it says since it came from a TiVo you can't transfer them back that way.

I don't see my PC on my shows list on my TiVo. I have opened my windows firewall to all the tivo services. I use avast antivirus with no firewall on windows 8, with a dlink router. I know I can push them back but just can't figure out what is missing.

Folder playlist ?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 11:17
Ok, so you know when you have a a show that's got say 3 recordings in a folder because you slacked on watching them. Well, when you finally watch em you can just hit play on it from the now playing list and it rolls 1 of 3. Well, is there anyway to make a similar "playlist" of sorts for different shows so if you wana run a small marathon of sorts you don't need to go and play each one individually.


$100 off Premiere/antenna combo at BB

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 11:10
Seems like a good deal for those shopping for an OTA package: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TiVo+Pre...99199900050000

Good reviews on the antenna at BB and Amazon.

Lost Xfinity VOD After Disk Upgrade

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 10:23
I just successfully (almost) upgraded my Premiere 4 HD to a 2TB but right now I am back to GSM-11. I just did a connect and am hoping that VOD comes back. Has anyone else had this experience?

Loading now but taking a long time. Is it possible that a service upgrade that was on my original HD didn't transfer to the new disk?

UPDATE: After completing the connect everything is working!

Synology DS112

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:32

I am new to Tivo and NAS in general... Purchased both a few weeks ago...

Purchased both but not originally to work with one another... Tivo to explore the service and the Synology DS112 as a stand alone file backup for all of my family's files and photos.

I am now at the point of wondering if I can connect my DS112 with my Tivo.

Since my DS112 stays powered on 24/7 and my computer only when I using it... I would like have the Tivo content moved to the DS112 instead of my computer. Likewise... I would like to move content from my computer to the DS112 and then to the Tivo...

Any suggestions for the newbee?

Many thanks in advance!


"Keep at Most" PLEASE!

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:22
My search of the tivo support webpages found the following statement:

"If Keep Until is set to Keep Until I Delete, all episodes recorded will be kept until the Keep at Most limit is reached. For example, if Keep at Most is set to three episodes and Keep Until is set to Keep Until I Delete, recording will stop after three episodes until you delete one or more of the episodes."

This is exactly what I want my Tivo Premiere XL to do for many programs. However, when I set the Season Pass options for a program to these settings, my Tivo continues to record and keep episodes after reaching the "Keep at Most" limit (without deleting older recordings). I am trying to utilize the limited HD space to record fewer episodes of more shows. Please help!

DLNA on Tivo

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:46
Is Tivo supporting DLNA?

I noticed that at the bootom of 'my shows', I can see my windows PC that's sharing a video folder. I can see *.flv files and transfer them for viewing almost instantly.
Is this something Tivo support natively? I didn't think Tivo can play *.flv files.

Is anyone else getting this?