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Options in SW Florida

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:46
Ok, so, I'm relocating down there next month. I have two options at my address:

Comcast or Century Link. The latter provides either DirectTV or Prism for TV. If I go with Century Link, I'd likely do the Prism TV feed as I don't want to deal with Dish issues.

Both outfits say they support my existing Tivo/Cable card setup that I have been using with TimeWarner.

Any folks here in SW Florida that can comment on their experiences with either of these two service providers?



Folder Display Error

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:05
Curious if anyone else has experienced this. . . Since the 20.4.2 update was applied I've had folder/title display errors on one of my Roamios twice. For example, say you have two shows with multiple episodes recorded for each (call it Show A with (3) Episodes recorded and Show B with (5) Episodes recorded), instead of showing the two separate folders/show titles with number of episodes, it shows two folder entries of the first show/title. In other words, it should display like this in the My Shows list:

Show A (3)
Show B (5)

But instead display like this:

Show A (3)
Show A (3)

If you go into each of the folder, they display the content for Show A only. The content is still there for Show B, but cant be accessed because of the display entry error. Rebooting the box clears it up immediately and restores the proper display listings and access to associated content.

I have a Roamio Pro and Roamio Plus, both updated to 20.4.2 on the 1st day released. Not that it's necessarily relevant, but also this has not yet happened at all on the Pro, but as I mentioned has happened twice now on the Plus.

Anyone else have this issue?

Question about service

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:58
Currently I have a Premiere XL 4 tuner with lifetime service. I was wondering if I bought another 2 tuner Premiere without service would I be able to put it in another room and transfer shows to it for viewing from the XL4? On the same network, of course. Thanks!

Big Brother 7/17/2014

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:35
Wow... I thought that there was a good possibility that Caleb might actually go home...

The editors had me fooled!

Extant "Extinct" (7/16/14) SPOILERS!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:29
So what is up with Yaz? 102 days of life expectancy. And where can I get one of those life reader thingamajiggers?

And what the hell is the definition of extant anyway?

The wire work in this ep really was too obvious.

Help me pick some shows to binge watch ...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:00
My wife and I are looking for a couple shows to binge watch while our kids are away at summer camp. Here are some shows we are considering:

Masters of Sex
Six Feet Under
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bates Motel
The Blacklist
Sleepy Hollow
Nurse Jackie

What would be your picks?

TiVo netflix problem

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:43
Hi I had a free trial with netflix a while ago and just decided to sign up again and I have another 30 day free trial but when I log into it I get the message you have already had a free trial please enter new payment information. How can I get around this issue?


Stream Question - Viewing on tv in another room

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:52
I am getting rid of the Directv rcvr in the bedroom, and was looking for something I could hookup in there to watch recordings off the living room Roamio Basic on my bedroom tv.

Are there any copyright issues using it this way? I also download stuff (VOD tv shows) from Amazon to the basic as well. I have ethernet to the Roamio and would just plug the stream directly into the router because it is in the bedroom.


Edit: Neverming, just realized this doesnt even have video outs.

Quirky Comcast Issue

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:38
On 7/15, Comcast changed several HD channel time slots from East Coast to West Coast times. I.E., if a show on one of these channels prior to 7/15 was available to record at 1pm, after 7/15 it should move to 4pm...

My TiVos have done a few normal updates over the past few days but the shows I have on these channels continue to record at the previous time, meaning that the guide data shows I'm recording what I wanted to record but what's actually recording is a program that shows up 3 hours earlier in the guide data...

I'm perplexed... My assumption is/was that the time changes would be included in the guide data updates... I'm further assuming that this is just going to take a few days but was curious if anyone had other suggestions or something that i'm missing....

Curiously enough, on Comcast's website for their own DVR's, they were telling people to not forget to update their recordings that would be affected...

TiVo Mini vs Roamio Plus - Key usage differences?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:59
I currently have 2 Premiere 4's and 4 Mini's in my house working perfectly. Well, pretty much. The Premiere 4's are very slow compared to the Mini's (assuming because the Mini's are piggy-backing off the Premiere 4's).

Anyway, I just ordered a Roamio Plus to replace our primary Premiere 4 in the family room and then was thinking...should I relocate the Roamio to another room and just have the Mini in the family room and have this Mini connect to the Roamio? Perhaps with the Roamio the speeds are the same compared to the Mini.

But I was wondering, are there any downsides to doing this? What key functions and settings can I not perform on the Mini vs the Roamio? Thanks!

SWIM only one antenna connection?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:15
The installer installed a SWIM unit and connected only one cable to the THR22-100. I have looked at the manuals and there is no info about connecting a second cable to the second antenna connection.

Currently the unit will only record two programs at a time. I would like to be able to record more or watch another channel while two are recording.

any help would be appreciated.

Thank You.

Big Brother 7/16/2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:16
No thread yet? Looks like Operation get rid of Devin is a full go. We got the obvious red herrings where BB gives us the possibility of Donny not going along with the plan or of Caleb becoming the target because of his jealousy toward Cody over Amber (and he's one lovestruck puppy!!).

I loved how Zack played along with him being Amanda Zuckerman's cousin!!

One question for those who watch the live feeds....are they having have-not competitions that we aren't seeing?

Under the Dome S02E03 07-14-14

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:24
Gotta admit ... I like the twist at the end. It'll keep me around a little longer.

Also curious about the 3 in the pic and how that might tie into the girl.

American Ninja Warrior - Summer 2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:01
Any one else watching? I have to admit this is a guilty pleasure of mine. This is the perfect Tivo show as I can skip all the feel good background stories and watch a two hour episode in just one hour.

Just finished watching the Dallas finals and, wow, Kacy Catanzaro was amazing to complete the course. With her size, she had to make at least two "do or die" leaps on the tilting bars and poles. For her to finish the course was pretty amazing.

It's 2014. Can we buy Cablecards yet?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:33
I'm renting 2 cablecards from Verizon at $4.99/each. I just want to buy the thing and be done with it.

Audio output question

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 06:57
After six years of living in an area with no high-speed Internet and no cable, my wife and I are building in an area where we can once again join the 21st century. We'll have cable and Internet through Time-Warner and I'm thrilled to be able to join the Tivo community once again. Knowing we're only about four months away from our new home we took advantage of the awesome deal Tivo just offered and picked up a Roamio Plus with lifetime programming for just $599.

I have a question about the audio out ports on the back. I had heard the the analog audio out jacks are disabled if you are using the hdmi port. Does anyone know if this is true? We plan to have Sonos multi-room audio as well and I'd like to have the hdmi port feed my home theater receiver and the analog audio out ports feed into the line-in on one of my Sonos devices so that I can feed the satellite music stations into my Sonos system. Does anyone know if this is feasible? Does anyone out there have a similar setup?

So much has changed in the past six years that I feel like a newbie all over again. For that matter, I guess I am. I look forward to learning all the new features and technologies.

Thanks to anyone willing to reply.

- Byron Followell

Multi Service Discount

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 05:37
I have an old lifetime Series 2 DVR that I disconnected a few months ago. On my last bill one of my Tivos billing went up by $2. I know this was because the S2 had not called home for some time. It is not a big deal but if I hook it up again and have it call in will Tivo automatically notice it is still active and drop the price again? I suspect not but has someone else tried to use an old lifetime unit to get back the MSD?

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 01:20
Pivot is finally showing the two-part miniseries that tied up the Farscape story. There are multiple showings of both parts this weekend and both parts will be shown back to back next Thursday the 24th.

Matador S01E01 "Quid Pro Go" 7/15/14

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 21:46
It's on El Rey network, which launched in January. Gabriel Luna as an agent for the DEA who goes undercover as a pro soccer player. Alfred Molina is the team owner.

I was entertained. A lot of action, decent production values, doesn't take itself (or its occasionally ridiculous writing) too seriously. Looks like it could be a fun summer show. Dumb at times but not boring.

Harmony Ultimate/Hub Tivo App Integration

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:58
I use a Harmony Ultimate to control my home theater, but usually use my iPhone or iPad to control both it and my Tivo, which requires two separate apps. Sure, the Harmony app can do everything, but doesn't have the two-way integration that makes the Tivo app so great.

It is funny to me when I accidentally tap the wrong thing in the Tivo app and get an error that I can't do that with the app (i.e. adjust volume). The Harmony Ultimate can now control anything with network remote capability, including lights and thermostats. It seems like there could now be better network integration between Harmony and Tivo so that two apps aren't required to control other devices via the Harmony's networked IR blasters.

Considering that the app is due for an update to match the new Premier/Roamio UI, does anyone think Tivo app developers might work to better integrate with universal and/or smart devices?