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How many minis can connect to a Roamio Plus?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:36
Here's what I'm trying to set up . . .

I have an office building that has eight offices that need to watch a particular channel. Normally, I'd just put a splitter / amplifier on the incoming cable and then out to the TVs in the offices. But, since it's a business, our local cable company charges per cable outlet and they want over $1200 a month for eight outlets. What I'd like to do is have one outlet installed from the cable company, hook a Roamio up to it, and put eight minis in the offices wired through Ethernet (no cable outlets in the offices). They'd all be tuned to the same channel (business related). So, the question is, can one Roamio support eight minis if they're all watching the same channel / stream? If they're all tuned to the same channel, would they all just use the same tuner?

Streaming / Download Problems

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:56
iPad Air 128; ios 8+ Large Roamio (among 6 TiVos)

I have not had good luck streaming or downloading to any of my IOS devices. I have plenty of room on the target machines, selecting the smallest download size, sit directly in front of the WiFi (also tried several different routers), different iPhones & iPads as well as different IOS versions but I never get a clean file. Never have been able to stream an entire program and the best I get is 'Download Failed - Try Again' a dozen times before completion.

Is there any way to improve the download probability of completion?

I have NO problem with my SlingBoxes for years but TiVo Streaming just does not work for me.


How to Get Away with Murder 10/16/2014 Let's Get to Scooping

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:11
I haven't watched yet, but because I love Robin so much, I started the thread.;) Be back soon, so carry on without me.

TV blinds TiVo box to its remote

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:54
1. With TV off, every buttonpress on the peanut lights the yellow light on the TiVo. (i.e., it's receiving the signal from the peanut.)
2. I switch on the TV (a Sharp (brand) LCD flatscreen). The TV responds to commands from the peanut (VOL UP/DOWN, INPUT, etc.) but the TiVo does NOT, and the yellow light does not blink.
3. After 3-4 minutes the TiVo becomes intermittently responsive to the peanut.
4. After 6-7 minutes the TiVo is fully responsive to the peanut.

I believe the signals from the peanut are on IR (infra-red light), and I wondered if perhaps the TV was somehow emitting spurious IR, so I tried viewing it through a digital camera's viewfinder (which can "see" IR) but none was visible.

The problem is only in the nature of an annoyance, but I'd like to overcome it. TIA for any ideas.


Roamio Pro MBT?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:41
I have my Pro inside a cabinet with a closed door in my entertainment unit. The back of the cabinet has a decent size cutout to route cables though. The MBT was 48C. I added a fan inside the cabinet and now the MBT never goes above 45C. What are others seeing for your Pro (or Plus) MBT?

Amazon Prime Update

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:09
Not sure how good this information is, but I just called to cancel service on my old Premiere since we just got the Roamio, and the CSR said the "next" update will enable Amazing Prime Instant.

So we'll see!

Momentary Pause at Recording Startup?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:51
I setup my Pro to record the NLCS playoffs on Fox1 using a Season Pass. I was watching Fox1 prior to the recording starting. At the time the recording started, there was a very brief pause where the video and audio momentarily froze on my TV while the Pro started the recording. After the very brief pause, everything returned to normal. I've noticed this before on other channels so this was not an isolated incident. Is this normal operation for a Roamio?

CBS to offer streaming service

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:44
It is interesting, but I wonder how many people will subscribe...

I guess I just hate multiple multiple subscriptions, for me a DVR and an antenna would be a better solution. This service will allow you to watch CBS content, on demand, 24 hours after the on air showing. Not a bad service, but is it worth $6 a month for what is already essentially free content?

Also, will this be like Hulu with embedded commercials that cannot be skipped?


NCIS New Orleans Casting

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:34
Dean Stockwell will be guest stariing during November sweeps.

Oh Boy!

Xfinity OnDemand takes me to the CableCARD info screen and channel is not authorized

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:10
Just set up my Roamio Pro with xfinity and most of the channels seem to be working except for for HBO and OnDemand (may be others...I didn't check every channel). When I go to HBO or OnDemand I get the black screen that gives the CableCARD information for the cable provider. If I hit Clear to exit that screen the screen shows the "This channel is not authorized" screen and says to contact my cable provider (V58). After searching I found that it may help to do a chat with tech support and ask them to send an "init signal" and then reboot. I got a tech to do that and same problem after a reboot. Does it just take time for it to work or is there something else I could try? Thanks.

Roamio with TWC just does not work!

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:47
I have a Tivo Roamio and I am a TWC subscriber in NYC since the beginning of September. I have gone through 4 cable cards & 4 Cisco STA1520 Tuning Adapters. I have spent easily ten hours on the phone with TWC cable card support, and I can't get my service to work for more than 2 hours at a time.

Nothing I set records and when I look in my history it is due to "no signal". If i change channels more then a couple of times in an hour everything stops working and I need to reset my tuning adapter. When things do show up as recording they are usually "choppy", cutting in and out ever 2 seconds with lines running through the screen or the screen is completely black.

I literally have to reset my tuning adapter and box every single night...which in turn makes me lose all the EMMS being sent to my box, which then means i need to call cable card support and start all over. Basically if i want to watch TV i need to call TWC support have them reset everything and then i can record and watch a couple of things for an hour or so. If i come back later in the night nothing is working correctly.

At this point TWC has basically told me that they can't help me and if I want to receive the channels I should rent a cable box from them.

I've read through a bunch of threads but don't really see a solution. Has anyone seen anything like this? I'm literally stumped, it has become extremely frustrating that i'm basically paying Tivo & TWC essentially for nothing.
Does anyone have any suggestions??

Intel based Dell Venue Android tablet works with Stream!!!!

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:33
After researching the specs for the Intel-based Atom Z2580 CPU used in the Dell Venue 8 Android tablet I own, I found that the Intel Atom CPU has hardware-based media decoding, an additional requirement specified in the "TiVo App for Android: Installation" instructions. So I decided to buy the Stream despite the warning listed by TiVo that says "NOTE: Intel chipset based devices are unsupported." And it works flawlessly!! Total setup time from start to finish was 25 minutes. So I haven't encountered any problems with my Intel chipset tablet and the TiVo Android app. So for anyone else who has a Dell Venue 8 Android tablet with an Intel Atom processor, you can buy the Stream and it will work perfectly!!

Thank you TiVo. I really enjoy streaming to my Dell Venue tablet. I've been a customer since my first TiVo in 1999.

Audio connection for the mini

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:19
So I got the mini and set it up. What no sound? I forgot to plug in the digital optical cable. What no optical connection?? Does the mini support 5.1 audio? I know thru the hdmi to the tv and out thru the tv digital optical does not support 5.1. Is that correct? Do I just forget about 5.1 digital audio? Steer me in the right direction all you guru's! Thanks!

__ decoder and reduced channels

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:09
The installer attached a Sisco STA1520 by usb to my Roamio, with it's own cable line input. He stated that a couple of channels were still only analog (!!??), and it needed it for those.

It warned that because the tuner was attached, not all six tuners would be available.

Is this only for those channels? If I use the others, do I still get all six?


Roamio, DSL, MOCA, OTA

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:44

I'm sick of Comcast, so I pulled the pin(cancelled), bought an OTA antenna, Tivo Roamio (4-Tuner Unit), a mini, and DSL internet.

The Roamio is in the upstairs living room, mini in the downstairs basement, and DSL in the kitchen. The only phone/DSL connection is in kitchen (middle of upstairs), and there isn't a coax connection close to this location.

We have existing Comcast coax that connects the Roamio, mini, and OTA. I was hoping to set up a moca network, but didn't realize I needed an adapter... It gets worse, I think. I was just reading that the mini will not work with the Roamio if it's networked wirelessly. Is this true?

I don't have a good way to get an Ethernet cable to from the DSL router to the Roamio, so that could be issue #1. Right now, I'm networking the Roamio wirelessly. Can I receive the internet signal with the Roamio, connect a moca adapter to the Roamio with Ethernet, and connect the coax from the wall through the moca adapter to the Roamio?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Are they kidding me? 24 hours to start service?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:16
Are they out of their minds?

In what world is "up to 24 hours" to process and start service vaguely acceptable in the 21st century???

24 minutes would be unacceptable, and 24 seconds sluggish.

And until it does that, the mini in the other room can't even start activating.

Just what controlled substance is in their pipe?

So now I have cut lines from my own service, and no way to connect until they get around to doing something that was routine 20 years ago . . .

hawk, who dropped direcTv just to get a tivo . . .

Upgraded to Romaio- What to do to prep Premier and Premier XL for sale?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:28
Hey guys. I recently moved, and when I did so, I upgraded to a Romaio setup with 2 mini's with lifetime subscriptions.

I now have an unused Premier and Premier XL sitting in my garage, both with lifetime subscriptions. I figure rather than let them sit around, I should get them ready to sell so someone can use them, and so I can get some money for other toys.

My question is, what is necessary to do to sell a TiVO? Do I need to wipe them somehow? Is any of my personal info saved on there that I need to delete out?

Thanks for your help!

Roamio Basic Locking Up & Rebooting

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:28
I don't have cable, so this Roamio basic is set up as OTA only. I've had it for a little less than a year, and it has been pretty much flawless. Until this evening, that is, when I tried to access my pre-recorded OTA content and the screen went black and the Roamio became unresponsive.

If I push the TiVo button, it makes the familiar 'ding' sound, but the screen remains black and nothing else happens. No other remote pushes are acknowledged by the TiVo. After ~5 minutes or so, it reboots.

This has happened about 6 times now. I can't get any recorded OTA show to play. They just hang.

Pushing Live TV doesn't display anything either, and going to the Antenna Test Signal Strength screen and trying to access the meter also hangs the box.


Recording started 19 minutes late

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:03
Hi. New to forum & hoping for some insight about a weirdness. I've had a Tivo Roamio for about a year, using with a Mohu Leaf antenna. No problems with the Tivo....until today. I started a show recorded last night, and it was missing the first 10 minutes. Called up the other show I recorded last night, and it was missing the first 19 minutes. Both were on ABC. I checked a couple of shows recorded the day before (including one on ABC) and they are all the full length.

I got on a chat with TiVo and they said I needed a new coax. This seems illogical to me, since it's worked just fine for a year. Do they go bad?

Next I did a test recording of the ABC Nightly News, and it recorded 30 minutes, starting & ending correctly.

So my Roamio just hiccuped last night?

Inside A Mini...

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:58
Has anyone opened up a Mini? I'm just wondering what might be in there for hardware. Are there any pics available?