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Tivo Stream - Downloads and Stream Video Stuttering

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:37

I just got my Tivo Stream 2 days ago. I love it, saves me alot of time as I used to have to download and convert for playback on my iOS devices. I am having a playback issue though. Sunday night I downloaded a program from CBS. I noticed consistently the video would freeze and continue almost like a stutter, the audio worked flawlessly. This would happen every 30 sec - 2 min or so, its really annoying. I deleted the video from my iPad and tried streaming and it would stutter in the exact same spots. I thought it may be my iPad since I have the 1st Gen so I tried it on my brand new iPhone 5 and had the exact same problem in the exact same places in the video. I downloaded the program to my computer using Tivo Desktop and it played fine with no stuttering. Last night I rebooted my router, both tivo's, and the Tivo Stream. I downloaded 2 shows from CBS and they did the same thing. I also watched a stream from SciFi and TNT to test and did not have the problem. It worked flawlessly. Although It kind of stopped working when I started a download on one device and tried streaming to another, I had to reboot the Tivo Stream to recover. So far it is only shows from CBS. I have only seen it stutter during the actual program (I haven't watched all the commercials but have not noticed it during the commercials) I also am downloading in Best quality. I have 3 more shows downloaded I haven't watched yet from NBC and Fox. I will check those out tonight, but I have tried watching a few minutes of each one and have not seen this problem. So far the shows that exhibit this behavior have been recorded on the same Tivo Premiere. I am going to try to record a CBS show on the other one and see what happens. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I have 2 Tivo Premieres, Tivo Stream, Linksys E3000 router (Gigabit for ethernet and 802.11n for wireless) iPad 1st gen connecting to the 5 Ghz Wi-Fi and iPhone 5 connecting to the 5 Ghz Wi-Fi

2 Broke Girls: Season Two Thread *spoilers*

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:29
Back for Season Two of 2 Broke Girls...

Spoilers allowed for any episode that's aired on CBS.

I liked this first episode, they're off to a good start. I read where the time change from 7:30 to 8:00 (add an hour if you're an eastie) means they can ratchet up the raunch level another step. Hard to imagine how it could get any raunchier, but they're gonna try. I see where one of the upcoming episodes is called "The Pearl Necklace", so maybe they can.:D

{Oh hush, leaking the name of an upcoming episode for a sitcom is not a spoiler. Sit down and find something else to complain about.}

When Sophie cried out, " I want a golden shower", my wife asked my why the rest of the cast was laughing and making funny faces. I told her to ask her facebook friends what a GS was, but she didn't fall for it. I can't wait for the PN episode.:eek:

Boss: Season Two Thread (2012) *spoilers*

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:21
Boss, Season Two on STARZ. Discuss away. Someone got upset about a potential spoiler in another thread, so let's have an official S2 thread, spoilers and all...

Season Two started Aug 17 2012, and will run thru Oct 19. 10 episodes. Spoilers allowed up to any episode aired on STARZ.


I love this show. Well-written, moves fast. And every episode reveals another seriously f*cked-up event from someone's past. What's not to like!

How I Met Your Mother - 09/24/12 - Farhampton

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:21
Well, they teased us with a shot of the mother at the end.

I must've missed something after Ted was talking to Klaus at the station - did they show Ted leaving Victoria?

I did laugh when Quinn met Nick at the bar and decided Robin no longer had feelings for Barney.

Nothing extra special or ground-breaking this episode.

Revolution S01E02....9.24.12

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 09:26
Haven't watched it yet...others too lazy to start thread...so here ya go...

Tivo Stream to Apple TV?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 09:12
Does TiVo Stream work with Apple TV? Or can Air Play work with the iPad TiVo app?


Cable card not pairing, what would you do?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 08:57
So I just re-activated my Tivo Premiere XL (2 tuner version) after growing tired of the HTPC experiment and using HD Primes. When I moved the cable card over to the Tivo, Charter entered the information I gave them (supposedly correcty) and the card will not pair to the card slot in the Tivo. On the conditional access screen I have:

Auth:S (good, means subscribed right?)
Val:? 0x0A (needs to be Val:V ...)

Charter is insistent on a truck roll. based on all the years experience I have had with cable card devices, it is my opinion that:

1) they have entered my info wrong somewhere (or the card has gone bad)
2) truck roll will do absolutely no good, short of installing a new card, which they could just FEDEX me cheaper than a truck roll.

What does everyone else think about this? Am I off base? I just dont have the 2-4 hours to sit around waiting for the truck roll, work is busy, life is busy.

Appreciate feedback, thanks!
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Anyplace to see the 9/24 eps of Mob Doctor & Revolution?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 08:17
My DirecTV is still out due to home repair. Is there any place to see last night's episodes of Mob Doctor & Revolution?

TiVo Stream + a local play simultaneously?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 07:02
Just wondering - if someone is using the Tivo to watch something - and another party wants to use a TiVo Stream for viewing another recorded show elsewhere - can BOTH watch simultaneously?

Edit - I've just seen this - "With support for up to four streams at once, users can now watch previously recorded and currently recording content over their home network" - so maybe that's the answer. This at least implies 4 different mobile users could be simultaneously playing 4 different shows off of one Tivo Premiere?

Typing games for kids

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 04:51
My child is four years old, I want to let him play some games, improve his logic thinking and beginning ability, but I don't know where there is this game can download, I don't know who can help me, and thank you first! :up:

Wakes up at 11pm

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 03:27
Since we had our Virgin Tivo box fitted, it switches on the TV at 11pm every evening. Is there a setting that does this?

Transcode Quality Changes after App Crash

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:45
So I'm experiencing the same crashing issues on my iPad 3, specifically around opening a folder and having the app force quit.

Something I have noticed: When I've setup some transfers in "Best" quality, and the app crashes, the transfers will still be there on re-launch but showing the "Good" quality file size on the transfer screen. If I let the full download occur it does indeed stop at that point, and the playback indicates the same file size/quality.

I can replicate this pretty easily; just start a transfer on best, get the app to crash (for some that seems to be easier than others), then re-launch and review the file size of the transcode.

Anyone else seeing this? Is there some reason that could actually be by design on the stream?

I'm on the iPad 3 ATT version, running iOS 6. The steam is indicating S/W version 19.0.1-01-06.

need ethernet bridge between TiVo and tv set

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:37
I have somewhat of a quirky requirement. I need to bridge my TiVo to my entertainment centre via Ethernet (RJ45).

Everything I've found so far online requires I use a Moca type device.
Unfortunately Moca is designed to carry ip over coax. What I need to do is carry coax over ip!! We do not have nor can we use coax, only CAT5.


TiVo coax output via F connector >>> Black box with F female connector input, RG-45 Ethernet connector output >>> RG-45 Ethernet connector input >>> Wireless Bridge TX >>> Wireless Bridge RX >>> RG-45 Ethernet connector output >>> Black box with RG-45 Ethernet connector input, F female connector output >>> TV set.

We need the black box only.

Any idea of a solution?

Miracle Ball on Velocity, Saturday, 9/29/2012, 8PM (and repeating)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:13
If you are a baseball fan, then the term "Shot heard 'round the world" is probably well known to you. If so, then you might be interested in catching the special "Miracle Ball" that will be airing on the Velocity Channel (former Discovery HD Theater) on Saturday, 9/29/2012.

I had the pleasure of reading a book (and writing a review of same for Amazon) that was the inspiration of this special and found it fascinating.

Most definitely looking forward to seeing the special. :up:

Re-airs a few times that same night, and likely would re-air later in the month (though I have not confirmed that far out on the schedule).


Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:05

This is a

Odd Behavior!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 19:00
I have 3 Premiere XL's and one of them wouldn't come out of standby on Sunday morning. I tried pushing the "TiVo" and "Now Playing" buttons several times, but nothing!

I thought that it had crashed, but then tried to access its recordings from another XL on my network. It was still listed on the other DVR and when I clicked on the folder, the program list came up. Within 10-15 seconds, the non-responding TiVo sprang to life and behaved normally after that!!

Anyone else ever have a similar experience?

Slingbox user needs feedback, any reason to purchase TiVo Stream?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:42
Hey Guys,

Looking at the new stream features, I'm wondering if it's even necessary for me. First off, my cable provider flags almost everything so from my understanding the transferring of shows to my mobile device will be severely crippled correct? Second, I can access my TiVo through Slingbox for live and pre-recorded show streaming now.

Is there any other benefit I am losing out on without the stream?


Anyone watching 'Boss"?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:38
Wow...this year is pretty intense, already. I'm really liking this show, but wanted to know what others thought and your thoughts on another season?

I know it's early in the season, but there's a lot of material to work with here...

TiVo HD XL - 'roaring' sound and reboots but passed smart hd test?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:12
I'm trying to help my parents out. They have an out of warranty Tivo hd xl that recently has (as best as they can describe it) intermittently either a) rebooted itself b) emits what they call a roaring or loud whirring sound that doesn't stop until you power down for 10 min or so c) a combo of a and b.

I assumed hd and/ or overheating. I had them run a kickststart smart scan which it passed (after 7 hours). This is on a grandfathered additional plan that I'm not sure they'd transfer over to a new premiere and I'm trying to get out cheap if I can. Suggestions?