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I have a grate idea for the Roamio or a new TiVo

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 01:30
Have an editing system built into the TiVo, where you can edit out commercials, saving you more space for the stuff you want.

Lets say you record the news for 3 hours, but the part you want is only 10 minuets. You can delete the part you don't want/care about.

2 Suggestions

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:26
I have a Series 4 Tivo and have always used the Standard Menus.
We have now switched to the HD Menu and I have a suggestion.

The only issue I see now and would like to see changed is......
In the 'My Shows' you are able to go into the options and remove the Left Column Categories. I like those there, but I would rather be able to remove the Right side pic so that the 'My Shows' have more room to display the complete title.

Exp. I have 'House Hunters', 'House Hunter International', 'House Hunters Renovation' and 'House Hunters: Where are they now' and mostly all I can see is 'House Hunters'.

Not sure which is which recording of what show.
Get my drift?

On another note....
It would be great to have a 'Screen Saver' of some sort.
Sometimes I will be in the Tivo Menu and go down stairs for awhile only to come back and it is viewing one of the shows that is recording...... Spoiler.
Would be better to go into a screen saver instead.....

Thanks for listening,

Fox's "Red Band Society" Pilot available online

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:03

I've been watching the original “Polseres Vermelles" and the word is Spielberg watched it and it made him cry. Seems like with the Fox version they've reduced the "emotion" considerably and replaced with "Glee" style humor.

They also changed some of the characters (genders, ailments) and have added characters.

I definitely prefer the original (which made me cry too, Spielberg), but I'll keep watching this one.

I'm thoroughly impressed with the bald kid, who I recognize from SciFy channel's "Peter Pan" a few years ago and who I know is British (but sporting an American accent for this.)

I'll keep watching for now, but I give it a B-. I wish they'd tone down the humor and give me more to cry about. ;)

Tivo Premiere R7480P vs R7465B

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:02
What is the difference between the following Tivo Premiere models:

R7480P vs R7465B

I had a R7480P break and Tivo shipped me a replacement R7465B. Does the R7465B has less storage space?


Where does program guide come from using a CC?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:00
Using a CC, doesn't the Guide (program) data still come from TiVo, not the MSO?
TWC is claiming they provide the data along with a $2.80 charge even if you don't have their DVR.

I did find this, but it is another operator;
Quote: The guide data is downloaded from the TiVo service by the DVR. Guide data also contains the channel number and call sign. In addition, it has program listings
for each channel and descriptions of every show.

4k Tv

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:04
Has anyone tried using a Tivo Mini with a 4K TV?

Why are there no more OLED displays?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:17
Does anyone know why only the Tivo Series 3 has the OLED display at the front? Why did TIVO abandon this feature? I know that the new TIVO's have 6 tuners, but that doesn't mean the 'now recording' display could scroll through all of the tuners.

Was it that buggy?
Or just not that popular?

It is too bad that TIVO doesn't have some kind of USB 'OLED add-on' for the newer TIVO's.

TiVo Roamio Pro - Audio Issue

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:11
Hello All:

I have an interesting issue and admittedly I don't know whether it is a TiVo, HDMI cable or A/V Processor issue but here goes:

Often times, when I change a channel on the TiVo, as soon as the screen changes, the audio will become garbled, almost as if you are playing an LP on too slow a speed on a turntable. It solves every time by hitting pause and then play. I'd love to figure out why it does this but has anyone else experienced this?


TiVo Roamio Pro
Cary C12 pre/pro
Comcast Cable

Phryne Phans in (Ph)Atlanta.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:22
WGTV, in its superlative effort to serve the public, appears to totally ignore their published schedule during a beg-a-thon period. In particular, the episodes of "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" scheduled for August 14 and 21 were replaced by showings of "Return to Downton Abbey". If they return to the real schedule soon enough, those episodes will be within the 28-day period and thus will not be picked up by an SP.

v52 error

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 01:37
Some channels go to a black screen with v52 error every day so it seems. I have changed cable cards, the only thing that works is to cold boot the network adapter from time warner cable. any ideas ?

Big Brother - 8/21/14 - An evicted player returns

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:50
All I can say is, thank God it wasn't Jocasta!!! :D

I would have preferred it to be Zach, but Nicole was my second choice. I really hope Nicole or Donny wins HoH. Actually, it might be kind of interesting if Victoria wins it ........... Just kidding. Obviously, she doesn't have a prayer. ;)

Tivo Desktop Autotransfer - How Often?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:56
Anyone have any idea how often the Tivo Desktop application checks to see if there is anything new to be transferred? In other words, if a show is set to autotransfer, how long after it finishes recording should the transfer begin?

Mythbusters announcement - 08/21/2014

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:36
I posted same time as LoadStar. This one can be deleted.

Mythbusters "Plane Boarding; Bite the Bullet" (S9E19, 8/21/14, Spoilers)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:36
I don't really want to talk too much about the episode itself, except a quick complaint about Adam/Jamie's myth: they didn't test the Southwest boarding method. The *only* thing I can think, and it's a stretch, is that the boarding method is somehow rights-encumbered (copyright, trademark, patent) and they couldn't. Still, I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to the normal boarding method.

That aside, what I really want to talk about was the bombshell they dropped at the end of the show: Kari, Tory, and Grant are gone after this season. I want to know why... has anyone heard? Was it a contract dispute that led to them getting let go, was it a decision by Adam/Jamie, by Beyond, by Kari/Tory/Grant, by Discovery, or what?

We're going into season 10, so obviously we're nearer the end of the show than the beginning, and I wonder if this is just the first sign of that. It's going to be very weird not having them on the show.

Mini Fast Forward / Rewind Sounds

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:20
Is there a reason that the Mini doesn't make the TiVo Sounds when pressing the Fast Forward and Rewind Buttons? I can't seem to find a setting anywhere.

Cutting the cord: Reactivate TivoHD or get a Roamio?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:17
Hi all-

I haven't had an active Tivo for about 2 years now since I switched to DirecTV and got one of their whole home (now known as Genie) boxes. I'm ready to cut the cord from satellite/dish and go strictly OTA supplemented by Hulu/Netflix/Amazon.

In the basement I have 2 (presumably) working TivoHDs with upgraded drives. Neither has lifetime service. Are there enough features on the newer Roamio devices to warrant upgrading and getting a lifetime subscription? The new interface looks nicer, but the last time I paid attention (when Premiere was just coming out) it had some issues. What other advantages other than a better interface/snappier response would I get from a Roamio over a TivoHD? Otherwise I think I will just reactivate one of those and see how I like it for OTA service.

Thanks for any help.

Channels misaligned in Brighthouse Cable Florida

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:20
I woke up today noticing that all channels shifted one position on the lineup. I called TiVo support and they say brighthouse announced the shift but did not do it. Then I called brighthouse and they told me is a known issue and that it was reported to the engineering department. I am a Orange County (Orlando) customer.
If you have this issue please call and report the issue. It's posted on their knowledge base.

Is HOCKEY not a sport according to Tivo?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:49
Why is Hockey not on the extensive list of sports when browsing categories to watch? It lists table tennis and skeleton, but not HOCKEY!!! What's up with that?

Track your favorite team also seems to only be football oriented. Ignoring the hockey issue, I also can't track basketball.

FYI: I'm speaking of the "Browse" tab on the iPad app. Not sure yet if hockey items will show up on Tivo Central under "What to watch now" area. I'm guessing it will, but haven't used this feature much being OTA for quite some time till now (Cox cable).

TiVo To Drop Mini Service Fees?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:23
Zatz Not Funny who has been a reliable source of TiVo info before TiVo annouces it, is stating that TiVo may drop the fee requirement for the mini or at the least, lower it drastically. Now I have always had a fundamental issue with TiVo charging a service fee for a product that only functions when used with another TiVo device that requires a service fee. Perhaps they have seen the light! IMO - Tivo needs to kick their marketing department into overdrive and be more aggressive.

Only issue is that pure speculation is that if the do this, they will increase the purchase price of the Mini itself. We shall just have to wait and see if this really happens!

TiVo To Drop Mini Service Fees

2 TiVos for sale (HD/Premiere)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:50
I have a working 2 tuner Premiere with an upgraded 1 TB drive, comes with WiFi b/g adapter $90

Also have a working HD with an upgraded 1TB drive, comes with the WiFi b/g/n adapter. $110

Both tivos can also be shipped with their original drives in the box (in case the upgrade drives fail)

Neither has lifetime service. Will be willing to negotiate the price