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Any particular reason my suggestions is LOADED with infomercial

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 19:42
Pretty dang annoying. Why the heck is it doing that? It's only been over the last week... 109 of them. What the ****?

Streaming problem to iPad Air 2 and The Americans

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:45
I recently upgraded to an iPad Air 2 and my in-home streaming is very unreliable.

Network setup is:
-FIOS with Cablecards
-Tivo Premiere and Roamio Plus
-Boxes are hardwired via Moca Adaptors
-Apple Airport Extreme

Streaming and downloading to my iPhone or my wife's iPhone (both 6's) works perfectly. Streaming to my son's iPad Mini 2 also works fine.

Streaming to my new iPad Air 2 and very often the video freezes but the audio continues. Strangely, it's intermittent on all channels but FX. When watching the Americans, the only FX show I watch, it is guaranteed to happen 100% of the time.

Any thoughts?

Romeo upgrade for series 3 users

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 16:15
I was a little disappointed when then sent me an email about the loss of Amazon on my Series 3 box. Couldn't care less about YouTube - but will certainly miss Amazon.
I was excited to see they were offering upgrades for those of us affected.
Unfortunately it's not an upgrade if it doesn't let me take my lifetime service to the new box. So - back to disappointed again.
Has anyone else gotten a different story on this?

Does Premiere support Amazon Prime video streaming?

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:57
I just purchased Amazon Prime. How do I get my premiere to stream amazon videos which I now have access to?

Please help. Thanks.

Innovation Nation - anyone watching?

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:23
I found this channel surfing one morning. They have some amazing stories.

This week's ep featured a couple of 3D food printers. One did mini pizzas and such. The other did incredible confection pieces. This one was right in my wheelhouse. :)

They have lots of interesting tidbits on the show.

New FIOS Tv package doesn't include ESPN. ESPN not happy.

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:14

FIOS is introducing FIOS Custom TV for $55/mo starting April 19th with locals and some of the most popular channels and regulating ESPN to a sports add-on package. Add-on packages are $10/mo.

ESPN is not happy and says the contracts they have in place say Verizon isn't allowed to distribute ESPN and ESPN2 in a separate add-on package.

Menu change

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:12
Noticed that the TiVo Central menu changed last night and Netflix replaced Video on Demand (and there was a message about the change).


TiVo Roamio DVR (MTM) & TiVo Mini (Lifetime)

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 09:28
Up for sale are both a TiVo Roamio DVR and a TiVo Mini. Both are in 100% perfect condition and the sale includes the original boxes, remotes, cables, and instructions.

The Roamio is currently on the month-to-month plan. The Mini has the lifetime service plan.

Roamio: $100 shipped
Mini: $100 shipped
Together: $190 shipped

Bluetooth Sound - how to add

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 09:24
I've just got a nice set of Syllable G800 earphones that are connected by Bluetooth. My TV is not enabled so I would like to get a connection to my Roamio. Any ideas?

Switching tuners with Live TV button stops working

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 08:51
I have a Tivo Roamio. I like to switch between tuners by pressing the Live TV button. The problem is that the functionality disappears from my Tivo after some period of time, at which point pressing the Live TV button I only see the channel info for the current tuner/channel.

Sometime I can go as long as two weeks before the function disappears, other times it is just a few days. A reboot fixes the problem for a short while, but it eventually stops working again.

any ideas?

Guided Setup

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 06:41
How do I rerun guided setup on a HD and a Roamio. I am changing cable providers today.

The Amazing Race - Double Episode 4/17/2015 *spoilers*

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:22
No surprise that the first leg of this double episode was non-elimination. I was more surprised that it was Steve and Aly bringing up the rear. But she really came off poorly in that first leg, with her whining about how hard it was to dig a hole (while all the other teams caught and passed her), and then her basically gloating in Steve's face about how she told him not to drive close to the side of the road after they got a flat tire.

How is it that Mike works at a truck stop and yet seems to be so illiterate about cars? He should be too embarrassed to ever show his face again in front of truckers after he couldn't even figure out how to turn the key. And how funny was it when he came back from retrieving the box and said that was by far the hardest thing he's done on the race? Dude, all you did was go out across a flat desert, pick up a box, and bring it back.

I thought it was pretty cool how Matt and Ashley and Tyler and Laura finished both legs within seconds of each other, with each of them getting a chance to finish first.

I paused the German clue and read all the directions. I was hoping there would be some kind of Easter egg in there, but it was just straightforward driving directions.

SD v HD menu choice?

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 23:43
Been using SD menu for years on my TPXL.
When I went to access Netflix tonight a screen came up instructing me to switch to HD menus.
Does anyone know if this is Tivo trying to phase out SD menus?

Moca - Mini will not connect to Tivo Premiere

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:50
I have a Tivo Mini as well as a Tivo Premiere Series 4. I'm attempting to connect them via Moca. I followed a great guide found on this forum. It appears that the Mini finds the network because it can connect to the Tivo services. However, before the setup completes the Mini says that it needs to connect to a compatible DVR. Tivo customer support says that I need to either have an XL or just get a new Romio. The Premiere is running just as it should. Right now I have the coax(from outside) coming directly into a POE filter then into a Moca splitter. My Motorola Surfboard(SBG-6782) creates the Moca network and can see both Tivo boxes. The Premiere has an ActionTec Moca adapter and receives an internet connection. I'm just having trouble connecting the Mini. Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Need help with Comcast

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 21:42
The level of incompetence displayed by them is awe inspiring. I'm not sure who to talk to because I have departments pointing fingers at each other.

The problem:
My cablecard has had 3 channels (ABCHD, NBCHD, CBSHD) spontaneously become unauthorized. Why those? Dunno, all my other channels work fine, but I'm losing a lot of recordings.

The local office's system says I have a cablecard. The cablecard activation people's system says I have a cablecard equipped cable box. Oops!

The cablecard people say they can't fix anything because their system doesn't think it's a cablecard. The regular CSRs can't fix anything because it's not an xfinity box. Moreover, all departments claim they have no ability to fix the erroneous database information and can't point me to somebody who can. I have no idea if the database screwup is the cause of the problem either.

The cablecard csr scheduled a technician to come over. As I said to them numerous times, I don't see how a local technician can fix the problem, because the problem isn't the cablecard the problem is the broken database which he has no access to and the local system appears to have it properly registered. The csr was fixated on the idea that the technician could call "local dispatch" to fix it, but was unable to explain how their system differed from that in the local retail office, nor could they explain why I couldn't talk to them myself so as to not waste time/money on a truck roll.

Moreover, this is the second cablecard. The first had the same database error, but they gave me another one and this one worked perfectly for a couple of months so I figured it was fixed. Now I wonder if every cablecard in the county (Palm Beach County Florida) is wrongly registered in Comcast's inventory, because it's unlikely two different cablecards are both misregistered in exactly the same way unless it's SOP in the local offices to misregister them.

NdGT Wishlist not picking up StarTalk -- Starts Monday

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:29
When I heard Neil deGrasse Tyson was starting a new show, I added a WishList for him. It recently picked up an appearance on the Today show, but appears to have missed him in the premier on Monday. So...

StarTalk: Monday, 11PM, NatGeo

Interestingly, even if you explore StarTalk's cast and create a WishList from Tyson's entry, it won't find StarTalk.

Syfy's Bitten returning tonight, 4/17

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:50
Season 2 of Syfy's Bitten returns tonight at 8ET and 9ET, but a SP/1P set for new episodes only would miss them because their original air dates are from February.

Lip Sync Battle

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:24
If anyone is a fan of the lip sync battles on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show like I am, they have now been super-sized into an actual show on Spike TV (produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant). The basic premise is that two celebs get to perform 2 songs - one normal lip sync like on Fallon's show, and then one when they go all out with props/costumes/backup dancers/etc.

For some reason, I find these highly entertaining. I like the "they're just like us!" current celebrity trend, largely started by late night hosts Fallon and Kimmel (and now including James Corden), and this just furthers it. Added to that, they pair up celebs that are friends (or at least friendly) in real life, so there's some teasing and trash talking that goes on (Emily Blunt vs Anne Hathaway was great in this regard).

Of the four that I watched last night, this was my favorite:

John Krasinski vs. Anna Kendrick

No audio when connected to ancient TV

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:24
I've got an ancient Sharp Aquos that has a single HDMI input which is likely a very early revision of HDMI. I also have an ancient AVR that has no HDMI inputs at all. I replaced a Premiere that I had connected to the TV with an HDMI cable and to the AVR with a digital optical audio cable with a mini. Since the mini doesn't have an optical audio out, I got a JTech HDMI audio extractor and connected the HDMI out of the mini to its HDMI in and its HDMI out to the TV. Then I connected the JTech's optical audio out to my AVR's optical audio in in the same manner as I had done with the Premiere. I ended up with picture but no sound. To verify the JTech wasn't the problem I took it to another TV with a working mini and tried the same sort of audio connection to that TV's AVR (which is quite a bit newer and does have HDMI inputs). That worked fine. So the JTech works, just not when used with the ancient TV and AVR. So I thought maybe the mini had a problem. So I moved my Roamio Pro to the old TV/AVR and this time I got audio but no video!

So I am thinking there's some kind of HDCP negotiation failure going on that is preventing the JTech from working with the old TV and AVR. Is that plausible?

Replacing the TV is not an option, but I thought maybe replacing the AVR with something more modern that does have HDMI inputs would solve the problem (as it would eliminate the need for the JTech altogether). I worry a bit that maybe it won't be able to pass the video along to the TV. Could that happen? It seems to work OK with the old Premiere. Is there a different level of HDMI/HDCP in the Premiere than in the mini that is more fussy somehow?

Thanks for any insights.

Can I have 3tb internal and 3tb external?

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:23
Sorry if this has been asked before but I'm coming from Windows Media Center where I have approximately 4tb of recorded TV shows. I'm going to replace my internal drive on my new Roamio Plus with a 3tb drive this weekend. But I know that won't be enough so I was wondering if I could later add a 3tb external drive onto the same unit.