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Test to get to be able to pm

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:25
This is only a test

Tivo would not honor their email offer

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 15:02
I received Tivo's "Holiday Sale" email today and it offered the basic Roamio for 449.98 which I thought was about as good as I could hope to see. I followed the link to the website where it instead was 149.99 plus 399.99 (MSD) or 549.98. So I called and they would not honor the email. Overall a pretty poor performance on Tivo's part.

I imagine I won't be the only one getting this "typo" email.

Can I transfer service from Premiere to Roamio if in 1-year commitment?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:35
I currently have a Premiere that I bought in April as part of a service bundle with 1-year commitment. I just bought a Roamio Pro (not through Tivo so there's no commitment with it). Since I only have one TV, I have no need to have two units with subscriptions. If I transfer my account to the Roamio, will the commitment carry over with it (meaning they won't charge me the ETF as if I'm cancelling service)? If that is the case, can I just change the service number on the website to accomplish this, even though I'm transferring it to a different model?

Best NAS for streaming

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:09
I'm thinking about replacing my Windows Home Server (ex495) with something a little more modern. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking for something that either comes with the ability to stream recordings to a Roamio or something that I can run pyTivo on to do the same.

I found at least one thread talking about pyTivo on Syncology (here), but they didn't go into detail about which model they were using. There's this one as well (here), but it's more than 2 years old.


Amazon Prime through the Tivo interent?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:25
We just got our Roamio base version. We are Amazon Prime subscribers and I use the music on my tablet. Can we stream the video to our Roamio just by using the Tivo wifi or must we connect to our home internet (high speed DSL)?

What Kindle to Buy for streaming?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:10
I'm new to Tivo and all the posts I have read are about issues using the Android App to stream to various kindles. Does anyone have a Kindle," out of the box", that the App actually works with. If yes, the model name and number would be greatly appreciated.

Supernatural "Fan Fiction" 11/11/2014

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:09
The scarecrow monster was kind of cheesy but other than that, this was one of my favorite Supernatural episodes.

Who was the blonde girl supposed to be?


Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:14
I was thinking about scaling back my subscription package on FiOS and just getting season passes for the handful of shows that I would lose. I tried the Amazon VOD and have a couple of questions.

1) Auto download. From what I have read, tivo (roamio) will auto download shows that I get a season pass for on the amazon side?

2) Copy Protection. I downloaded a couple of previews to my roamio and watched them fine. Quality was great, and I was pretty pleased. However, I went to a mini to check there and it gave me a copy protection warning and wouldn't play the video. Did I do something wrong, or do I have to setup something differently?

3) Any tips / tricks?

Lord Vader

MOCA in an apartment cable system?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:26

My mom is moving into an apartment. She uses Tivo HD at her home now and I was thinking to upgrade her to Roamio + Mini. There is community WiFi provided and basic cable in the apartment. There is no ethernet, so I was thinking o use MOCA between the Roamio and Mini. Are there any issues with this in an apartment environment (eg: shared cable system)? I don't know how it is wired, but imagine it is some kind of distribution system from a central point in the building.


Unable To Link Second TiVo to Amazon

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:41
Signed up for Amazon Prime yesterday and had no problem signing in with my Roamio Plus. But when I tried to sign in with my basic Roamio I get the message: we were unable to log into your amazon account tivo

Anyone familiar with this issue? Thanks.

Commercials Only?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 07:20
Ok, you may think I am being sarcastic, but I assure you I'm not :cool:

Since it is possible to remove commercials from a tv program, is it also possible to do the reverse...remove the program from the commercials, giving you a commercials only file?

I am currently using kmttg, and have been reading about other options here as well, I am just unclear about if there is a SIMPLE way to do what I am looking to do?

Thank you in advance!

If anyone is wondering why I would do this, I have clients who advertise and are curious when their ads are placed. Many of them are in shows I am not interested in, and I figured this would be a better way of doing it. :up:

Are cable cards closer to extinction?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:41
Saw this on another forum. How does this affect TiVo? Time to sell the cable card Tivo's?



Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:40
Is this a good drive to use in a Premier?

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Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:20
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Arrow OAD 11/12/2014: "Guilty"

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:01
Not much to say about this episode, which I thought was pretty weak overall. I mainly wanted to start a thread so I could say:

Boxing glove arrow!

I'm not familiar with the comics but even I know about that. I thought this was a funny and clever wink at that bit of ridiculousness.

As for the episode and the season as a whole... meh. The show really hasn't had any kind of arc this season and I think that's hurting it somewhat, or at least the relatively weak standalone episodes like this one are. Random thoughts:

-- The Hong Kong stuff is so underdeveloped, and so uninteresting regardless, that the show would be much better off without it. Say what you will about the island stuff, but at least it seemed to be going somewhere. We spend so little time in Hong Kong that the show doesn't even seem to be interested in it. I guess it'll go somewhere, but I'd like to see that happen faster.

-- Oliver is losing fights pretty routinely. In this one, he shoots the gun out of Isaac's hand, and in the time it takes Oliver to run up one flight of stairs, Isaac has disappeared without a trace? That's stretching believability even by Arrow standards.

-- The Arrow needs a cooler-looking motorcycle.

-- I think it really undermines the impact of the Arrow to have Roy (now called Arsenal, presumably a comic-book reference?) running around in a costume, especially because everything about Roy sucks. Diggle makes do without a suit, so should Roy.

-- I'm pretty concerned about Katie Cassidy being able to pull off what the show apparently has planned for Laurel. Speaking of which:

Spoiler: Here's the first look at Katie Cassidy as Black Canary:

Still concerned. Caity Lotz set the bar pretty high.

Tivo Premiere Elite XL4 w/ Lifetime

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:48
Tivo Premiere Elite XL4 w/Lifetime service


Random audio cutouts

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:39
I've had some random audio cutouts twice now and wondering if others have seen it.

I have my Tivo Plus hooked up to a Yamaha receiver via HDMI and out to a Samsung TV.

On the last episode of The Millers (11/10) on CBS and tonights episode of The Goldbergs (11/12) on ABC, part way through the show, we would get random audio cutouts. Because audio is running through the receiver, the cutout is more obvious as the sound drops completely for a sec and comes back (I also see the audio indicator lights on the receiver go out and back on when it happens.

Other shows thus far have been fine. For example we watched Marvel's Agents of SHIELD tonight before the Goldbergs and that was fine (same ABC channel).

When I turn the receiver off and let it pass through to the TV, it's not as noticeable, more like an audio issue in the broadcast, so I don't get the cutout on just the TV.

Anyone else seeing this? Hoping it's just a broadcast issue.


Person of Interest - S4E07 - "Honor Among Thieves" - 11/11/2014

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:39
t’s always nice to see a more Shaw centric episode and certainly the Samantha/Sameen Shaw that we first met a couple of years ago is a different person than last night’s Shaw.

I like seeing Sarah Shahi emote more but I’m not sure that I liked Shaw having her head turned so far by hunky number of the week, Tomas the international thief.
(Maybe it’s me, but I didn’t think he was good looking enough.)
However, it did lead to some great exchanges between Ms. Shaw and Ms. Groves.

Still, it was decent plot, with them being sent to steal the Marburg virus and an arranged double cross.
And the stakes got even higher when Samaritan sent in the Relevant numbers team, which included Shaw’s former trainee (who had almost the same conversation that Cole had with Shaw about questioning “Research”).

Meanwhile, Finch and Root went off on their own mission to sabotage the Samaritan backed Tablets for School Kids project.
I understand Finch’s discomfort with the outcome but I see no reason not to believe that Samaritan had nefarious plans for those tablets.

Fusco and Reese didn't have a lot to do here but I did like:
Reese: "Highly trained government assassins with orders to kill."
Fusco: "It's not cool that you ask me to this stuff with you, man. Not cool!"

Still, there are a number of questions raise in this episode:
Are we going to see more of Grice and Brooks? (I’m leaning towards yes.)

Who would have gotten those virus samples if Grice and Brooks succeeded ? Control or Decima?
If Decima, what would have been Samaritan’s plan for it?

How long will take for Samaritan to reconstruct that photo?

But the biggest question I have, is Harold having an ongoing dialogue with the Machine?
It seemed to me that he had a conversation with it about the tablet mission.

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur "Wrinkle In The Plan" OAD 11-12-2014

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:04
I usually miss lots of the Survivor clues that other watchers seem to pick up, but even I knew early on that Jeremy wasn't going home tonight.

That makes me happy, I like watching Jeremy. It had to be either him or Josh soon, so losing Josh tonight wasn't a big deal (although losing Baylor would have been even less of a deal).

Assuming the edit we saw tonight was true, the men really screwed themselves badly with their frat boy behavior.

At this point, Jon and Jaclyn seem to be quite well positioned to go deep. I think if either of them makes the final, they win.

Base Roamio and Slingbox

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:57
I have a base Roamio (connected to an AVR receiver) and a couple of mini's. I currently get TV from OTA. I have some interest in pairing possibly a Slingbox 350, M1, or 500 with them. But, I didn't know if any of those couldn't connect to what I have. i want the HD quality when I stream. I also didn't know what cables I would need to make the connection. So, if anyone is willing to layout the options, I would greatly appreciate it.