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Marvel's Agent Carter "Valediction" 2/24/2015

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:45
I loved just about everything this series had to offer - well, other than the boring hypnotist getting so much screen time. I hope there's a season 2.

What nitwit put Zola in the same prison cell as Fennhoff?

I'm kinda happy that Dottie survived to probably be a bad guy in the possible second season. Maybe Lyndsay Fonseca can have a bigger role next season.

I wanted to pull my hair out when Peggy kept getting closer to Dottie at the beginning of their fight. Why do tv good guys keep doing that? Keep your distance and do what the Person Of Interest people do, shoot 'em in the kneecap.

Audio delay problem when switching channels

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 05:13
Model 652 w/ a CC & a tuning adapter on a TWC system.

All of a sudden, when I change channels, most of the time (no pattern) the video appears, but there is a 2-4 second delay in the audio. Also, there is a short burst of digital switching noise (rapid clicks) that lasts for a second before the program audio is heard.

I also had another round with the tuning adapter, all stations were black, power cycling solved that for now, but that is another story. I have a 2nd 652 w/ a TA and tried that on the problem setup, but the same thing with the audio.

The audio is routed through the Sharp TV's HDMI input (I tried the other HDMI input and the same thing). It leaves via the analog audio out (1/8" stereo mini that doubles as a headphone out) to an analog compact receiver.

This just started out of the blue. No pattern to which stations are affected. It also affects OTA stations (antenna), but not as much.

I'm thinking it's the TV itself though I haven't check that yet, but will. Any ideas on the delayed audio and this 'digital switching' burst of noise? :confused:

Is there a quick way to get to the bottom of the Season Pass Manager?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:04
I tried using the number keys, but that only moved the show in the one slot to the bottom of the list.

Cox MLB and NHL Center Ice

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:10
I'm a Cox Orange County subscriber.
I am considering dumping the cox dvr for a roamio but need to know if the cablecard will let me view and, importantly, fully record my subscription sports services ( MLB and hockey ). Locally, these are channels 671-684

Some information I've seen would indicate I can tune these stations via cablecard but perhaps only record for 1 1/2 hours

Roamio vs Plus

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:35
Tivo is having a sale - $125 for the Roamio and $300 for the Plus. Not much use for streaming and don't know much about the MoCA adapter - are these good reasons to go with the Plus? I assume the HD can be relatively easily expanded, although you'd lose the lifetime warranty? Thanks!

Transferring recordings - copy protection

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:30
Running Tivo Playlist, can I assume that any file noted as Blocked is copy protected and cannot be transferred? Thanks!

Amazon instant search results missing

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:23
Two days ago Amazon Instant search results stopped showing up. When I search under find Tv, Movies and Videos it doesn't find any Amazon Instant results. This also includes all links to Amazon Instant in the Streaming Movies folder. They only show as available in Vudu, not Amazon.

Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, Amazon Prime all work.

For example when I search for Monsters Inc, Watch Now only shows Vudu.

If I search for Hunger Games Catching Fire, it shows Netflix and Vudu.

If I open the Amazon app I can search for and watch both movies.

I've restarted TiVo. I've unselected Amazon Instant from my video providers and then reselected it. I've even deauthorized then reauthorized the TiVo from Amazon.com.

What am I missing? I'm really good with tech and have had TiVo since series 1 so I'm very familiar with the settings and how this should work. Needless to say I'm feeling way out of sorts not being able to figure this out.

Help!

TiVo iOS app fixed?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:21
I have always had a problem with my iPad and TiVo. I like to use it to manage the todo list. However, every time I scroll down the list it almost invariably keeps "refreshing" to the top of the list. I asked TiVo about it and they seemed to think I was the only person with the problem.

Got the new software on my XL4 and opened the app and it had the message that it is updated with one pass. And voila, the todo list works- not only faster loading as I scroll through it, but no jumping back to the top.

Oh, and Prime works well. What do I do with my Fire Stick now?

Why is TiVo recording reruns on different channel?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:13
I have One Passes for Modern Family and Big Bang Theory set at fairly high priority. Because these shows are frequently rerun on cable (USA and TBS respectively) and I want to avoid conflict, I've tried to exclude reruns by making the One Passes New Only and limited to the network channel. Yet the reruns keep getting scheduled. They are not Suggestions, and I've tried deleting and resetting the One Passes.

Any ideas why?

My primary concern is that TiVo is scheduling these recordings at the priorty of the network new-only One Passes, which creates the risk of an unwanted, and uncontrollable (since I don't know the reason for the recordings) conflict,

pytivox transfers 480p to roamio

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:44
I have been using the pytivox (on our mac mini) to transfer HD home videos (recorded in 720p or 1080p) to our TivoHD for years in HD. For the roamio, it transfers at 480p only. Both my tivo HD and tivo Roamio are on the network. But for whatever reason the roamio gets converted to lower resolution. TivoHD is okay.

Any reason for this? Is there a solution?

TiVo Premiere interface occasionally freezes, requires hard reboot

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:31
Hi there, for some reason every few weeks the SD interface on my TiVo Premiere (2 tuner, circa 2010) just freezes up completely (even though in the background, judging by the lights that come on, it continues to record scheduled shows, even start and stop recording them). No matter what buttons I press on the remote, I can't get the interface to react. This despite the fact that I see the little yellow light react to every button press.

The only solution is to unplug the TiVo and have it reboot. Is there any magic series of keypresses on the remote that will fix it barring that? BTW, would it have killed TiVo to put a reset button on the unit for these contingencies?

So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 some pre-airing thoughts

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 16:15
I thought we had a thread talking about some of the changes for the upcoming season, but I can't find it, so thought I'd post a couple of things here. I don't really consider anything I'm saying to be a true spoiler, but if you're overly sensitive, stop reading and move on (I'm posting some thoughts on the auditions that I watched).

I went to yesterday's taping of the first (sorta) day of auditions in Detroit. Some of you might recall that back in Season 9(?) when they last visited Detroit I posted some thoughts on what I saw there.

They did do things a little different this time around. First off, last time I'd seen auditions, they'd done the initial round of cuts on the same day as they did the solos, with most of the morning being taken up by group of 10's where they'd cut them with no feedback. This time around, they'd actually done the group of 10s on Sunday. Supposedly they started with around 300-400 dancers and passed 70 on to the solos in front of the judges. (When I saw it previously, the main judges were doing that initial cut, the impression I got this time was that they didn't, and it was done by the guy that seems to be stage manager/in charge of the dancers, I never caught his name, but it was the same guy that had the same role 3 years ago.) On monday, they did 35 of those dancers doing their solos.

Ultimately, for the in-person audience I think this is ultimately better, because what we watched was all solos. I'd say it probably took roughly 10 minutes for each dancer with the intro, solo and then critique afterwards. Some took a little longer because of other things that came up.

The judges were Nigel, Paula, and Jason Derulo (who I've honestly never heard of, although most of the contestants seemed to know who he is, so this is showing something of a generational gap now for me). I actually found Paula to be surprisingly decent with her comments to the dancers, and Jason also seemed to make pretty relevant comments. I'd been a little worried about Paula.

It really kinda surprised me just how far some of the contestants had come to audition here. The number from the Detroit area itself was actually surprisingly small (although I have no idea what the percentage might have been before that initial cut), a pretty significant number had come in from various places in Ohio, and then there were those that came in from much further, like Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona and California. Some of those I would think that some of the other locations would have been better choices for them to audition at, but maybe they felt Detroit wouldn't have as many applicants as a place like New York or LA so they'd have a better chance here.

In the auditions, they've changed things a little. It's now just a yes to Vegas or no, with no come back for choreography. That kinda plays into this whole street/stage dance theme they have going on for the season, but I wonder if it's ultimately going to hurt the street dancers. Sounds kinda like when they go to vegas, the street dancers are still not going to be doing the "stage" style of dances unlike how they used to do it. But then, when they make their cuts to 10 of each group and do the shows, then they could be having to do the stage type dances at that point. Seems to me that that could hurt them some in the long run. With the no choreography test, also meant that there was less opportunity for the judges to do something with people that they were borderline on. In fact, at one point Paula wanted to have someone come back a little later and do something different, which ultimately ended up with them deciding they'd have to run that by the standards and practices people for the show (so for anyone that always thought they might be making some of these rules up as they go, that kinda implies that it's not neccessarily true, and that they do have some standards that they need to adhere to). FWIW, I never did see that girl again that day, so I have a feeling that judgement might have gone against her.

Of the 35 that they auditioned yesterday, 15 got tickets to vegas. They'd given us the number of people that they'd sent on from the two cities they'd been at before detroit and a breakdown of male/female and stage/street, but I can't remember what the numbers were (I want to say it was something like 120 people before detroit). About all I remember is that they did say the street side was pretty heavily biased towards guys. Since they're supposedly going to stick with 10 guys and 10 gals, I suspect it's not unlikely that the stage side is going to have more gals than guys (they did say there was no guarantee that the guys/gals ratio would be even on the two sides, but that there would be 10 of each across the two styles).

There were a number of moments that I could see making the television broadcast. It's hard to say though. I wouldn't want to be the person that has to edit things down to make the television program. Figure they have 2 days of auditions that will be somewhere between 14 and 16 hours of taping that they need to cut down to a single 2 hours episode, which really probably means about 90 minutes of actual content.

They do kick the audience out of the theater for the lunch break (and tell you if you're coming back for the afternoon session to come back in about 35 minutes, so not a great amount of time to find lunch). We ended up hitting a nearby subway restaurant, and found that several of the dancers also ended up there for lunch.

Did feel a little sorry for the dancers that had to do outside shots. I saw one returning to the theater when we were lined up in the morning to get in. Windchill at that point was probably around -10 at the highest. Also after taping ran into (almost literally) the group that had gotten vegas tickets coming back to the theater after doing some shooting in the grand circus park area. At that point, the temperature might have been around 10, maybe.

All in all, once again a fascinating process to watch. The real problem for me is that it's so long until the episode airs that it's hard for me to remember a lot of the details of what I saw to match up with what airs. But it'll definitely be interesting to see what I can remember at the time.

Netflix Account sign-in

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:36
Why do I have to keep signing into Netflix on my Tivo Mini after a reboot? Why can't it just remember my username and password?

Confusion on Roamio / CableCARD requirement

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:06
So,

I've searched the forums and can't seem to find any solid answers.

What I have at home is basic cable (Suddenlink -- they simulcast analog/digital down the line). No CableCARD, no set-top box required currently for me to view the digital channels. (And, if I read correctly, FCC only requires cable providers to provide CableCARDs if they require a cable box for their service? Correct me if I'm wrong)

The TiVo site, of course, says that CableCARDs are required for use with the Roamio series DVRs. But, elsewhere on the TiVo site, it also says that the CableCARDs are used for decrypting digital cable streams. My channels, which come in digitally, do not require decryption.

I also saw a thread on here (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...ital+simulcast) and it seemed like the OP was able to make it work by bypassing the CC setup screen, then rescanning manually later.

Does anyone have any ideas whether or not my setup will work? The Roamio is a neat addition to the lineup and I'd love to be able to get my hands on one.

Let me know if you need any more info. Slow day at work, so I should be able to answer quickly.

Power supply issue?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:51
I have a TiVo HD that just got a new hard drive (TCD652160). It wouldn't boot and was stuck on "Powering up... " Tested the hard drive and it was bad. New drive went in fine.

However, now when I reboot I am getting stuck a "Powering up" again. If I let it sit for a few minutes with a hard restart it will boot. Given that the drive is new it seems like a power supply issue.

Does this sound right? All the caps in the PS section look fine. Is this common? Anything else I should look at?

Roamio & Slide Remote NOT Syncing

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:23
I can't seem to get my new Roamio and Slide remote (Roamio Version) to sync over RF. IR works fine but no go on RF.

Had remote within 3 feet.
Took out batteries and put back in.


Anyone got any ideas how to resolve?

Going OTA->TWC w/ CableCard & TA

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:36
Switching from DSL for faster Internet, digital cable is a bonus.

Any tips for success with my base Roamio w/ TWC, CableCard, & tuning adapter?

CableCard/TA issues

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:03
I posted this in the Tivo Support forums but haven't seen any bites yet. Most of what I'm finding by searching is either several years old or is from last year with the big firmware issue on Moto Ta's. I'm in a fairly recent build out so the lines leading up to me should all still be good. As usual they are insisting on a truck roll but I don't see how that is going to help anything. Are there any obvious troubleshooting steps I might be able to take to try and resolve this issue. Also as aside from what's posted below do I even need a TA if I won't watch those channels? From what little I can find it seems now that Cox only uses SDV on lesser used channels which we won't look at anyways. As it is now though I'm getting very few at all. I'm up for any suggestions you guys might have to offer...

Quote: We just connected a new Tivo Roamio on Cox network yesterday and we're hitting some issues. I haven't had Tivo for about 10 years but with Cox increasing their rates yearly we decided to come back as it is getting to be too much. Based on information I found it said to go through the guided setup before connecting the tuning adapter. So that's what we did. We connected the cable card when prompted and called to activate it. They got the card, host, and data ID #'s to activate and pair them. Of course once that was done I couldn't see anything on SDV channels. At that point we unplugged everything and set it back up with the tuning adapter. Because the firmware had to update we started seeing the message about the TA not accepting the security certificate. I knew this was an issue and that the firmware would have to update. It did that within about an hour but now on any of these channels it says the channel is not authorized. I called Cox and they double checked the card and TA and sent new refresh hits to both. I know the TA got it because it reset and went back to a solid light after a few minutes. The Tivo recognize the tuning adapter and it appears to not give any errors, other than saying the channel isn't authorized. It's on every channel over the basic lineup, which I believe with Cox coincides with which channels use SDV, although the tech couldn't really tell me which channels use this.

We initially hooked up the tuning adapter with an inline setup going to the TA and from the TA to the Tivo. Cox said not to do this and to use a splitter to go to the Tuning adapter with a MoCa filter, even though we don't use a moca network, and the other split to the Tivo. And then of course connect the USB cable. We got the same result with either setup. It's frustrating because the info from either company seems to contradict the other and it's hard to know which is correct.

Is it possible that Tivo thinks these channels aren't authorized because the TA wasn't connected when I went through the initial guided setup? If I run guided setup again, do I need to remove the cable card and wait for it to tell me to put it in or just leave it and run the setup again. I'm really trying to avoid a series of tech visits so any advice that anyone can offer is appreciated. If I can't get it up and running soon I'm going to have to decide between returning the tivo and continuing to get gouged on equipment and service fees from Cox, or keep the tivo and deal with the headaches of going OTA only.

question on lifetime transfer

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:00
If I purchase a used Tivo with lifetime, am I able to transfer that lifetime to someone else after I activated it on my account? In other words, is there a limit to the number of times a lifetime tivo can be transferred?

I've read the roamio lifetimes are no longer transferable. Is this true?

TiVo Roamio (T6) no MoCA what am I missing?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:33
Hello all. I have searched and can't find the answer I am looking for. I have Atlantic Broadband (ABB) Cable and want to add TiVo T6. I currently own my Surfboard Modem non-MoCA. I called and wanted to get just the TiVo box and not rent their subpar MoCA Modem. They told me I can't I had to use their MoCA Modem. Here is the twist.

My boss has the ABB TiVo and connected straight to Ethernet Zero MoCA and has been running it 1.5 years this way zero issues and can broadcast to iPads and what not.

Another friend has the same setup Zero MoCA modem/Adapter and has been running the T6 this way for 6-8 months.

I have asked 7 different people in support and sales as to why I need MoCA and what am I missing. Each person gives different answer from Ethernet port is not soldiered in to ABB sends out a signal to kill non-MoCA connections to you can't use iPads with it if you don't use MoCA. Well so far we have proved all the answers wrong.

Is it just a sales pitch and they have to sell it as a package bundle? I just feel if you have run it with zero MoCA for over a year with zero issues then MoCA is not a must. So if it is not a must does it gain me anything.

Thanks for your help in advance!

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