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DVR not found- bad ethernet cable

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:24
I”m posting this for the help it might give someone else.... My three week nightmare trying to get my Mini to see my Roamio was caused by a bad ethernet cable. I spent a ton of money and replaced every piece of equipment, including buying a new $200 router, trying to get this to work. After all the trouble and money, I changed the ethernet cable on the Roamio based on a suggestion I got here. That $5 cable was the source of the problem. It was working well enough to say it had contacted the Tivo service, the techs on the other end could see that it had called in, but looking back it makes sense. Tivo had changed my MAK (twice), but the Roamio was not updating it. Tech support had to take down my Tivo account and re-activate everything to get the MAK to change. The cable was obviously only carrying part of the information. My mini is now working great (by MoCa no less).

Autofilled Thread Reply? WTF?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:17
I am seeing a very strange issue on TCF (Chrome Browser):

I replied to a thread last night:

The exact body of that response now appears as autofilled under EVERY thread:

Even if I try to "Quote" a thread, the text above appears! What gives?? generes-show-cold-open-075606614.html

Inactive Tivo still showing in My Shows

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:19
I'm hoping you all will be able to assist with an issue that Tivo support does not have an answer to. I bought a new Roamio to replace one of my Premieres a month ago.

The old Premiere is still showing, albeit grayed out, in the My Shows list. I have unplugged all Tivos, my router and cable modem for 8 hours, connected to Tivo service on all Tivos before viewing the My Shows list (a suggestion by Tivo as they said it would empty all capacitors fully), yet it is still there.

The old Premiere does not show on my Tivo app or Tivo.com. Functionally, everything works fine. It's just annoying to see.

Thanks in advance.

New Tivo user with Cable Card Issues

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:03
Hi everyone,

After the recent Time Warner price increases I decided to do some research and realized I could be getting a better experience at a lower price by getting a Tivo.

I'm unfortunately at a bit of a stand still at the moment, however, and have a couple questions for everyone. I haven't seen a definitive answer to this anywhere. When I went to the Time Warner office yesterday I was given a Cisco STA1520 and a Motorola cable card. Is there any issue with this combination? The last person I talked to from TWC on the phone last night didn't seem to think they should work together, even though that was what the office gave me and the other two people I talked to last night didn't say anything about it. If I don't have to drive 25 minutes to the office and get new equipment, I'd rather not do it.

At any rate, even with just the cable card plugged in I should be getting something to tune, correct? Acquiring Channels gets stuck at 75% every time and then errors out, so it doesn't look like the cable card is paired correctly. From everything I'm reading, this is most likely on the TWC side. When I go to the conditional access screen I have: Con: Yes, EBCP: Yes, Val: ? 0x0B
In the diagnostic screen it says I have an OOB signal lock. During my initial call with TWC last night they created a service ticket, and I have a bad feeling that no one is going to look at it until Monday. I am going to call again this afternoon to check, though.

One last question. When I had the TWC whole house DVR setup, there was a Scientific Atlanta signal booster installed. Would that be causing any issues, or is it something I need? I wasn't getting the OOB signal lock while it was plugged in, so I have removed it for now.

Thanks for any guidance!

Kitchen Designers Derbyshire

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 01:29
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Late Night with Seth Myers (4/11/14)

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:52
I accidently watched some of this tonight. Looks like NBC spent a ton on the set. Where did that desk come from, Walmart?


Major HDMI issues w/ newest update (Actiontec MyWirelessTV)

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:47
Hi There,

Ever since the most recent update, my TiVo is having major issues. It looks like it's an issue with the HDMI, which is connected to my Actiontec MyWirelessTV (wireless HDMI solution). It worked fine in the past, and I tried it with all my other sources. It's only my TiVo Roamio that is having issues. The screen will flicker off from time to time, etc. It happens so often that my TiVo is now essentially unusable :mad:.

Power Cable Specs?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:31
I bought one of these on ebay and it didn't come with a power cord. They don't know the amp or volts thats required. I contacted tivo they said they would send me a cord for free because they couldn't find out what the specs of the cord were either. So i wait a week the package comes and its an ethernet cord. They claim they are going to send the right cord this time but I have to wait another week now. I want to at least plug something into this so I can test it and make sure it works so I can tell the ebay seller if there is any issues. Does anyone know?

Premiere elite added most my deleted programs

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:04
My premiere elite added most my deleted programs back in the NPL list. I go check on to see if the new update was ready for my tivo. First I was checking on some shows that the tivo got. After checking my guild had every channel listed. I had to to go and delete all of the channels that I did not watch. Then i went to the NPL list and it was reading 96% full. Last night it was at 20%. Some how it transferred the deleted programs back to NPL list. It went back all the way to the middle of Dec of last year.
Would any know what caused this?

Grimm vs. the MLB

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:34
Hey, SF Bay Area, I just noticed that tonight's Grimm is not being shown on my local NBC affiliate (KNTV) due to a baseball game. BUT I found it on channel 6 (KICU) instead, and I had to manually add it in. Whew! Glad I caught it.

Old SD Direct TiVo vs THR22

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:45
I just upgraded to a Genie but I also have two old SD Direct TiVo's and got D* to install a SWM16 so I could keep one of the TiVo's for my son. He is blind but is somehow able to navigate the TiVo GUI via the sounds and has for years.

Been thinking maybe he should upgrade at some point to a THR22, besides it being HD is the GUI pretty much the same?

Main features that are different from old TiVo?

Are there any major bugs besides On Demand doesn't work?

Turn - 4/6/2014 - Pilot

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 14:24
I'm kind of surprised that there's not a thread on this. I have this on my TiVo but only just started it. Seems interesting, but I also have a lot of other shows on my TiVo. I was interested to see what others thought of the pilot to decide if I should follow through on it.

Spoilers are fine, it's just the pilot anyway.



Community (4/3/14): GI Jeff

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:45
I really wanted to like this episode. I did love the references to all of the stupid stuff everybody has asked about GI Joe over the years--why no one dies, why GI Joe seems to have little command structure and everybody is dressed in crazy outfits, WTF Cobra is really trying to do anyway, etc. While there were plenty of laughs like that, nothing made the episode coalesce for me.

I am surprised that they apparently had Hasbro's full support with the episode. I wouldn't have expected a toy company to give support to a show with more adult concepts.

Community 4/10/13 "Basic Story (Part 1)"

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:43
Not a popular opinion but I haven't really enjoyed this season. This could be because I binge watched 1-4, or perhaps because of the departed cast members and change of group dynamic.

Last week's GI Joe fell totally flat for me, don't like the animated + know nothing about GI Joe.

This week felt REALLY off, part 1 of 2, a weird and unbalanced story.

There were still a couple of moments and lines, my favorite being Hickey - paraphrasing - "if I come over there and hit you there will be two sounds, me hitting you, then me hitting you again".

Parks & Recreation "Flu Season 2" - 4/10/2014

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:46
Having Leslie get pregnant smacks of "let's throw comedy at the wall and see what sticks." They already have the "new parent" with Ron, although that's pretty much an afterthought now as you pretty much never see his wife or two stepdaughters any more.

Then again, if next season is going to be the last, and my Magic 8-Ball says "All Signs Point to Yes" on that, having a season-long pregnancy with a birth in the series finale isn't exactly new (Daphne on Frasier, Monica's surrogate on Friends).

Wait, don't tell me, let me guess: the last scene of the finale will be a flash forward to when Leslie's child (I'll guess she'll have a daughter) ends up working for, or at least with, Ron's son.

Also, the fact that the title of the episode appears on a black screen at the start makes me want to think that this may have been intended as one half of an hour-long episode - possibly the season finale.

Use for Series 1 Tivo

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:37
I`m not sure how busy this forum is these days, but I`m hoping someone might be able to help me. I have a series one with upgraded hard drive and cachecard, connected to my network.

I used to use it to control and record Sky, then used TyTools to do that thing we weren`t allowed to discuss here, to archive my recordings, which worked great.

My question is, now that Tivo service has been switched off, would I be able to use it to manually copy SD recordings of my Sky HD box. I mean, manually hitting play on the SKY HD box and record on the Tivo, to get a copy of the SD programme onto the Tivo, to then use TYTools to edit and get it onto my media hard drive that I use to store and playback all the stuff I archived from my Tivo years ago.

It's just that my DVD recorder has died, and I would like to archive some tacky old TV shows, that are in SD, from my SKY HD box, and I got to thinking that Tivo might be the answer, as I get more flexible use out of recordings on my media drive , than burned to a dvd anyways.

I appreciate any advice anyone can give me.

Selling a Premier and Elite (XL4) both with Lifetime

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:27
I am moving in a couple of weeks and need to sell both my 2 tuner Premiere with a 1 TB drive (purchased the drive directly from Weeknees about 3 months ago) and a 4 tuner unit. Both have Lifetime subs on them. Please make an offer if you are interested. I can make a better deal if you want both units.

Big Bang Theory "The Relationship Diremption" 04/10/14

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:45
Best lines of the night:

"I haven't had any more to drink than Penny"
"That's what concerns me" (paraphrased)

Rolled back to 20.3 thread

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:08
Woke this morning to find out the Roamio rolled its self back to 20.3. But none of the mini's did! So not a single mini in my house works! WTF Tivo? All of them say software up to date. I am getting tired of this crap.

Lost all channels (mix of no signal and not authorized)

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:04
Sometime early yesterday morning, we've lost all channels on our Tivo Roamio Basic. We have limited basic cable through Comcast and use a CableCARD, which has all been working great since January. The TiVo is still running 20.3.8.

The strange thing is that the channels now report a mix of causes for not working. Some report a signal problem (V53) and some report "not authorized". It seems that more channels report "not authorized" than V53.

I rebooted the TiVo, unplugged and replugged the coax cable, and removed and reinserted the CableCARD, all of which had no effect on the symptoms.

I guess my next plan is to call Comcast and see if they can help. I can't remember ever seeing this kind of issue before in many years of enjoying TiVo.

Thanks for any suggestions.