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FIFA World Cup Final listed on ESPN2

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:27

We're working to correct an issue with data from Tribune for tomorrow's FIFA 2014 World Cup Final.

The game is NOT on ESPN2. We are removing that erroneous listing.

The game is on your local ABC station starting at 11am Pacific.

Your box should have corrected data before 4am Pacific.

If you have scheduled this game to record, please check your To Do list to make sure it lists ABC and not ESPN2.


World Cup Final listed on ESPN2

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:26

We're working to correct an issue with data from Tribune for tomorrow's FIFA 2014 World Cup Final.

The game is NOT on ESPN2. We are removing that erroneous listing.

The game is on your local ABC station starting at 11am Pacific.

Your box should have corrected data before 4am Pacific.


No more new Premieres?

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:21
I was just browsing Tivo.Com and went to the outlet store and noticed all they had was a couple wireless adapters, no more Premieres of any type listed!

Should I switch from TivoHD to Roamio?

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 14:59
I've had a TiVo HD for many years now (6 or more, at least) and it's been great. Before that I've had TiVos pretty much since their beginning, with a short period of using cable company boxes when we first got HD. The TiVo HD has been great, up until this week when a recording ended up too garbled to watch (the channel was coming in fine), leaving me to suspect the hard drive might finally be dying. Naturally, this happened the day AFTER their latest "upgrade to Roamio and keep your current subscription price" deal ended. My luck. (I'm on the $12.95/month plan. Keeping that is a big reason I haven't upgraded yet.)

So, my question: is the Roamio (either the base one or the Plus, I haven't decided which yet) going to be a headache to switch to? I already have a mutli card, though given its age (same as the Tivo as I've never had to replace it) I may find I need a newer one. And the biggest issue: tuning adapters. When I first got this TiVo, the tuning adapter situation was such a pain that after a while I gave up and returned it. We have Bright House, and use their DVRs on the other TVs in the house, so any time I want to record something on an SDV channel, I just use one of those. The setup isn't ideal, but it's worked all right for me. I found that with the TA, the constant reboots made the TiVo impossible to use. Every time the TA rebooted, the TiVo would be locked up on the "tuning adapter detected" screen, waiting for me to hit "OK" on the remote, and until I did so it wouldn't record anything. I missed more recordings than I got because of it, rendering the TiVo basically useless. I figured better to have a reliable TiVo with fewer channels than one that never works.

In the years since I gave up on TAs, have they gotten any better? I'm on Tampa area Bright House, if that helps. If I switch to a Roamio with 4 or 6 tuners, it would be nice to be able to get all the channels and stop using the other box as backup. And maybe I'll even be able to add a TiVo Mini to it and get rid of another Bright House DVR. I currently have a Vulkano on my TiVoHD, which I use to watch recordings on my ipad - either in other parts of the house or on the occasional vacation. It's not the best quality streaming, but it works well enough, so I'm not sure I really need the TiVo stream function. (Unless it turns out the Vulkano won't work with a Roamio, which wouldn't surprise me given my luck with electronics.)

Anyway, I've read some things both here and on other review sites that make me worry that the Roamio is buggier than my TiVoHD, and that along with the TA issue has me nervous about switching. I don't want to go back to worrying that my shows aren't going to record due to reboots and whatnot.

Sorry for being so long-winded. I hope someone has some advice for me. To boil it down: is Roamio a good upgrade from TiVo HD, or is it buggier? Should I do it now before my HD fails, or hold off a bit in case the subscription deal comes back around? And what's going on with Bright House TAs these days? Worth it to try again, or just keep going with CableCard only? Thanks!

guide update question

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:09
I've been having internet issues lately, which are now fixed; however, it appears that when I've been having issues, it was around the time Tivo phones home to get updates, etc.
Now that my internet issues are fixed, I forced a manual connect under network settings but my guide data is still only two days out and nothing shows beyond that.
How can I get updated guide info? Do I keep forcing an update?

New Bug report : MRS issue with show still recording

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 06:37
Found another bug in the summer update. Can anyone else confirm?

A show on live OTA tv is recording on my Roamio. Another Premiere in the house attempts to start watching that show using MRS even though it is still recording. The screen switches to the playback screen but the progress bar shows no green section and the screen then goes black and stays there. Left arrow goes back to my shows. Once the recording finishes on the Roamio, it plays back normally. This worked on previous versions for us. I need to verify it this also happens on the mini but it does on either of our Premieres.

Roamio and mini; mini won't stream

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 23:07
I have an occasional issue with one of my minis. The mini can be connected via ethernet or moca, it doesn't matter. When I turn the tv on or sometimes just changing the channel, the program will freeze. The mini can see the roamio plus so it isn't disconnected. No matter what I do I cannot get the stream to resume. Anybody see this? It is really frustrating.

ALL Minis are disconnected from Roamio after Summer 20.4.2 Update

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:05
So I just received the Summer Update 20.4.2-01-6-A92 and all of a sudden NONE of my Minis can connect to the Roamio. I have two minis on MoCA and 1 on ethernet.

They can all see the internet and connection status shows "good", but there is no "My Shows" item in the Tivo Central and I can't watch "Live TV" through the Mini. Additionally, I can't get any of the online streaming services (Netflix, Amazon, etc.)

I called TiVo and all they could do was give me a Case #. WTF!!!

I was so happy with the purchase I had made and now every day that goes by I get more and more frustrated with TiVo.

Anyone found a safe way to rollback to the previous version?

External Drive Issues

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:29
I posted something similar in the Tivo Premiere forum in the summer release thread as I originally thought it had something to do with that but since that doesn't seem to be the case, I thought this would be a more appropriate area for my issue.

My Tivo Premiere rebooted today for some reason and keeps coming up with the "External Storage Missing" screen. I have rebooted both my external drive and my Tivo multiple times and even followed the Tivo support reps' ridiculous suggestion of reversing the eSATA cable. I also swapped out the cable for another one I had around. I just get the same screen every time and I am starting to worry that all my recordings are going to be lost.

I don't have an eSATA port on my computer so I can't even test the drive itself.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Roamio and Roku?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:51
I just received my new Roamio Plus, which I purchased because I want to be able to watch recorded shows on my iPad when my husband is hogging the remote. I have Cox Cable and I already have a Cable Card in my older TiVo, so I am set in that respect. However, somewhere in these forums or on the Internet, I stumbled across something about Cox blocking or flagging (I forget the exact term) shows from being recorded to TiVo or from being streamed? I am confused about what this means - will I still be able to record the same shows with this Roamio that are currently recording on the old TiVo and will they stream to my iPad? I don't want to unpack it if it won't work as I want.

Separate subject. I have recently discovered Acorn.Tv, which I watch on my iPad. In researching for ways to watch this on my Smart TV, I discovered that Roku carries this as a channel. Will installing a Roku mess with my TiVo? :confused:

Issues with live TV recording buffer since summer update

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:44
We have a TiVo Roamio Pro and have been having some issues since the update.

If we are watching a show on live TV on the active tuner, that is not currently being recorded, then if we go to the TiVo main screen, either by hitting the TiVo button or the “left” button, then the screen will go black for a moment, which seems to indicate that the TiVo is retuning to the current channel. At that time everything in the recording buffer on that tuner is immediately cleared. Going back to live TV clears the buffer again. This means we are likely to lose some of what we were watching.

If we are watching a show on live TV, and start recording it, then going to the TiVo main screen while that show is on the active tuner will immediately halt the recording, without any notice that this has happened. The buffer will also be cleared both when entering and leaving the screen, as above. This is extremely undesirable behavior.

These issues do not seem to occur if the buffer extends all the way back to the beginning of the show at the time we start recording; in that case everything is saved and the recording will continue as it should.

These are serious problems that have already caused us to lose several shows we were watching. Are other people experiencing this problem, and is it a known issue?

Roamio Plus lightning damaged. Fix or not?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:22
Would it be worth it to put a $49.99 power supply board into it? Or is it too likely that some other components were damaged along with the power board? The power supply board and case underneath it have big black marks where the surge arced across. I am not planning on keeping it if it gets fixed. Most likey going to sell it to family or on ebay. Insurance has already paid for a new one. I am only concerned with other components being damaged because my gaming pc got hit too, but only the motherboard was fried, everything else in the pc is perfectly fine.
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Thought I knew what I was doing, maybe not

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:02
I bought a roamio and it is working great on an antenna. I also bought a mini and ran a cat 5 network cable between the two, but it is not working on the mini. What am I missing here? Do I need a router or something?

I am not a techie.

Thanks for the help in advance

Need help with new update

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:27
Can someone tell me how I can get Devices in My Shows to move to the top. Can't seem to be able to figure it out


TiVo UI changed from Flash to Haxe

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:51
I'm not a computer programmer and only have a superficial understanding of programming in general, but it sounds like the really big change in the summer update was "under the hood" with the TiVo UI now being written in Haxe instead of Adobe Air/Flash.

I know that some of the people on this forum are computer programmers and know all about this kind of thing, so I was just wondering if you could break down some of the practical implications of this for us laymen. On first reports, it seems that the change did make the UI response time much better. Are there other benefits as well? Does it make the UI more stable in general? Does it make writing/porting apps to the TiVo platform (like Amazon Prime) easier? Any insights would be appreciated.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:32

TiVo Aternative

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:53
Just had my semi-annual call with TiVo to ask about my ongong problems & express my dismay that they are so “uninnovative,” e.g., can’t mirror my recordings through Apple TV, can’t download recordings to my Mac, etc. Anyone have an alternative to TiVo?

20.4.2 Release Notes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:46
(sorry for the delay in posting these)

We have begun updating TiVo Roamio, TiVo Premiere, and TiVo Mini boxes with the 20.4.2 "Summer Update". There is still time to request an early update with tivo.com/priority. Customers that don't request a priority update will be automatically updated by the end of the month.

Here are some of the changes:
- TiVo Premiere and TiVo Mini boxes will now have the same visual look as TiVo Roamio. (Colors & font.)
- The UI is now written in Haxe instead of Adobe Air/Flash, which is why things are faster than in 20.4.1.
- My Shows now offers an optional left-column with a list of categories you can turn on/off & rearrange to make it easier to find the show you're looking for. Categories include: All, Partially watched, Going away soon, TV Series, Movies, Kids, Sports, News, Suggestions, Video Providers, and Devices. Use the A button in My Shows to change these settings.
Video: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbJmbXU4PlU[/media]

- If you press INFO on a show in the Guide, it will indicate if that episode is available from a video provider, so you can watch it right away.
- HuffPost Live app now available in Apps & Games
- Fixed a problem where large recordings couldn't always be permanently deleted from the recently deleted folder
- Fixed issues related to video freezing when the TiVo's HDMI was connected to an Xbox
- DVR diagnostics should now correctly report QAM modulation
- Fixed issues related to HDMI snow appearing when YouTube videos changed frame rate
- Default recording options should now be respected when a WishList is set up from Search
- Fixed performance problems related to transferring video from a Roamio
- Fixed the occasional bursts of static some customers would randomly hear
- Fixed the pixelation that would appear at the beginning of downloaded videos


Bell Labs achieves 10gbs over crappy copper!!!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:41
This is for Bigg. :D

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs has managed to set a new world record for data transmission over copper lines — you know, the presumably "crappy" copper connection between your house and a local node, and the very thing that your ISP is likely balking at ever replacing with fiber-optic connectivity, due to the cost.
In other words, no crazy-fast Internet for you. Well. At least until now.

Bell Labs was able to reach a top speed of 10 gigabits per second over copper wire using a prototype technology it calls "XG-FAST," the successor to its previous "G.fast" technology that is currently being ratified by the International Telecommunication Union. To do so, Bell Labs had to kick the frequency range it was using to 500 MHz — more than double that of the 212 MHz used by G.fast, and leagues beyond that used by G.fast's predecessor, VDLS 2 (which uses anywhere from 17-30 MHz).

Bell Labs's breakthrough could presumably reduce the cost of fiber-optic network rollouts, as the fiber connectivity could be extended simply to a point where copper could take over. Neighborhoods, for example, wouldn't all need fiber-optic lines strung to the doors of each and every house; the existing copper infrastructure could be used to carry the signal through the "last mile."
But the increased frequency range, which enables Bell Labs to stuff a lot more data through the copper, comes with a cost: In its tests, Bell Labs was only able to sustain the 10 Gbps speeds for a total of 30 meters, or 100 feet. It (naturally) got a bit more room out of its slower 1Gbps symmetrical connection, which was consistent up to just around 70 meters (230 feet).

"The Bell Labs speed record is an amazing achievement, but crucially in addition they have identified a new benchmark for 'real-world' applications for ultra-broadband fixed access," Federico Guillén, president of Alcatel-Lucent's fixed networks business, said in a statement. "XG-FAST can help operators accelerate FTTH deployments, taking fiber very close to customers without the major expense and delays associated with entering every home. By making 1 gigabit symmetrical services over copper a real possibility, Bell Labs is offering the telecommunications industry a new way to ensure no customer is left behind when it comes to ultra-broadband access."

That said, don't hold your breath for XG-FAST to hit your local ISP anytime soon. G.fast is expected to become commercially available in 2015, and it'll likely require ISPs to run fiber "a bit closer to the home," according to PCMag's sister site, ExtremeTech. That'll put a bit of a cost burden on ISPs, but perhaps not as much as XG-FAST, which will require an even closer fiber connection in order to benefit from the fastest speeds.


Possible to query What's Playing?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:23
Hello TiVo Community!

I tried searching the forums, but my search-fu is week today. I'm hoping someone knows if it's possible to query the TiVo (Roamio Pro) from the Mac Terminal to find, for lack of a better term, metadata.

What I'd love to do is be able to query the TiVo to ask it the following:
  • What's Playing on the connected TV?
  • Are you playing or paused?
  • Are you watching recorded TV or Buffered?
  • If you're playing something, what is it (name, description, genre, etc)?
  • What is each tuner doing?

Ultimately I'd like to get this information into Variables in my Home Automation Server to use as Trigger events. Thanks in advance for any info!