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Transferring recorded copy protected shows

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:49
How copy protected shows which are most of my recorded shows can be transferred between Tivos?

Any advice on how to record something from the buffer?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:34
Sorry if I missed this in my searching.
I’ve had a TiVo Roamio Pro for about a mouth now and generally I like it but there are several issues that I have had that at times can be quite frustrating. Question: Should you be able to record something you are watching that is in the buffer if the next show has started even by one second or minute? Say for instance what you are watching occurred at 7:50pm and live TV is just one minute past 8 pm?
Btw this does not involve scheduled recordings or any of the other methods to record in advance. I’m only referring to times you simple sit down to watch live TV on one of the 6 tuners that each has a 30 minute buffer where you are able to rewind, fast forward, pause and play with no problems, I am simply not able to find a way to save what I am watching.
Is this normal or is my unit defective or is there something I can do to be able to record what I am watching at any time?
By the way I only have about 10% of the drive used. It does work fine if it is after the start of a show and that is the portion I am watching. (example if the show started at 8pm and I’m watching live or even the buffer at 8:10) In that case I press record, and click “Record this episode” and the record light comes on and that is it, it is recording. But if I am watching and wanting to save something I see in the portion before the start of that same show, I do not get the option, “Record this episode” I only get various other options none of which I want. If for some reason it cannot record what I want to record, it does not tell me that I cannot record it, it only gives me options like “Explore this show” say what? I just want to record. I did after all press the red button labels “Rec”.
Again I know I can schedule recordings, have suggestions or other various prerecorded options which I do use, but again this is for times you are switching around live TV on the tuners you have set with buffers and have done the only thing you can do to be able to skip commercials on live TV, by backing up into the buffer so you have the ability to fast forward.
I did do quite a bit of searching through forums but only found responses like, "that is the way TiVos have always been. And then others reply well that might be a fact but it is not an explanation. And those that I found were only for older units.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, besides telling me I should have set recordings ahead of time. LOL

Survivor: We're a Hot Mess OAD 10-15-15

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:22
You never, ever throw a challenge. Glad it bit Drew in the butt.

Cable card problems

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:06
Had a lot of trouble setting up cable card, after 2 hrs have all channels except HBO, calls to my cable company have not helped. Very disappointed with this new Roamio Plus, my old Toshiba is still great. Can a Roamio be connected through a cable box like older Tivos?

Working on Fire HD now

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:31
Just noticed I got an update on my Fire HD and streaming is working now. I played with it a bit and I don't seem to get the "problem streaming" like I do on my iPad. So this appears to be a problem with the iOS app and/or iOS itself and not the Stream in general. If only my Fire had a bigger screen I might use it for bedtime instead.

Marry Me - Season One Thread

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:29
So... thoughts?

This is from David Caspe, the guy who made Happy Endings. And also stars Casey Wilson, who was in HE. And happens to be his RL wife.

This was one of the more erratic pilots I've ever seen. There were parts that were drop-dead funny. Laugh out loud funny, with some great twists you don't see coming. There were also parts that were frustratingly dumb (like the opening scene--just TURN AROUND already).

In its favor, it has a great pedigree, and sitcom pilots are notoriously challenging. Also like almost all the actors. Nobody I don't like. So I'll give it another.

But will America?

Here are the ratings: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...6#post10276006

Person of Interest - S4E04 - "Brotherhood" - 10/14/2014

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:26
I suppose that after throwing so much information at us in the previous three episodes, the writers felt it necessary to slow down a bit for this episode.

Quite honestly, the main story of the two (ahhdorable) kids is fairly routine.
Sure, you get to see Reese's softer side which I suppose is necessary for a well rounded character but I think it's more fun to see Reese wipe the floor with criminal scum.

I've always liked Elias' conversations with Finch and you can see the wheels turning in his head after each conversation so you do wonder how things will play out for Elias in future episodes.

Of course, I think that both our operatives were a tad slow on the uptake here.

First, we have Reese taking his time to figure out that DEA agent is the mole.
(At least Fusco got to say "Hi" and bail Reese out.)

Then we have Shaw not realize that she had Dominic in her hands all the time.
(I wonder how Shaw will react when she finds that out?)

And that's what keeps this episode from becoming "just another CBS procedural".
The setting up of Dominic and the Brotherhood as serious threats.
This shows why they are worthy adversaries for our crew and they're going to be more trouble down the road.
(I didn't miss Dominic plotting to recruit Malcolm in the future.)

So it's kind of middlin' POI, enjoyable but not much more. but middling for this show is leaps and bounds ahead of Scorpion.

will Suddenlink show Video on Demand with a Tivo Roamio

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:27
Does anyone know, if I purchase a new Tivo Roamio at Best Buy and Suddenlink is my cable provider, will I be able to watch Video on Demand (Pay per View) ?

I would prefer not to purchase the Tivo from Suddenlink because the version they offer is last generation.

Thanks

Suggestion Option is missing

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:37
I recently upgraded to a Tivo Roamio Plus, and two Mini's. Everything is working great, but I noticed that the Suggestions section is blank. I've rated tons of shows, but nothing. Early on I did set it to not record suggestions but I didn't think this would stop it from at least populating the Suggestions section. So I decide to go check the setting and, there is none. Made sure I was looking in the right place, etc.. I have done a restart, and a clear suggestions reset, to no avail.

Has this happened to anyone else, I did a search and came up empty (other than alot of hatred to auto recording of suggestions).

Appreciate the help!

AARGH!

frontline - the trouble with antibiotics (se33 ep1 oad 10/14/2014)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:36
two stories, the first on farming, the second a short follow-up to last year's show about the drug-resistant bacteria outbreak within the nih (ebola is saturating media coverage, and i wanted to see this frontline get some attention).

when i was a kid, we raised grass-fed, free range black angus for slaughter, and routinely gave the entire healthy herd antibiotics (any sick cattle were segregated from the heard and treated separately, very rare). i never thought to ask why, but now suspect we were using the antibiotics to increase the weight of the cattle before sale, which has been common since the 40's & 50's. we also supplemented their diet with special feed for 6 weeks to promote weight gain.

this show details the fda's attempts to warn us about drug resistant antibiotics 40 years ago, when cattle and pharma lobbies were able to immediately shut down the discussion in congress. it appears the drug resistance, number of infections, and number of resistant bacteria have only gotten worse, and the fda still hasn't taken any significant steps to document the issues in order to address the problem since their failure in the 70's. what will it take for the fda to take steps in order to re-focus attention on this issue?

Moing Seaon Passes?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:19
Nothing seems to pop out in a search. I'm sure I've seen discussions in the past but now that a new device will be arriving Monday... Is there any way to move Season Passes between devices or do I have to manually set them all up again?

Thanks in advance.

"Box Not Found" error when launching Netflix from Android

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:22
I have a Roamio Plus and a Premiere XL (2 tuner). Both are on the same network, both can stream video to Android, both can be controlled by the Android app's web remote, both can run Netflix when launched directly from the TiVo.

When I use the new Android app to search for a program that's available on Netflix (e.g. "The Croods"), it gives the option to "Get From" and I can select "Netflix". When I try to launch it on the Premiere, it starts Netflix on the Premiere. When I try to launch it on the Roamio Plus, the Android app returns the error message "Box Not Found."

Has anyone else experienced this? The problem started with the updated Tivo app with streaming support (2.0.0) for Android. I've tried contacting TiVo support, but they claim this is "expected behavior."

Interested in Premiere for Comcast and OTA

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:27
I have an external HD antenna and would like to get a Comcast TV product and a DVR product that can use both sources. The 2 tuner TiVo premiere is the only product I've found that does this. I'm interested in reviews from users that routinely use OTA and cable card sources. Does the program guide make this easy? Will the OTA picture quality be similar to using the antenna directly?

HBO streaming!

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:58
HBO has just announced they'll do something a lot like HBO GO next year but open it up for anyone, not just existing cable customers. Clearly this means TiVo really really needs an app for this.

kmttg issues

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:55
Just recently my shows have been getting fully downloaded from the tivo but when all the converting is done, I end up with 7min shows. I'm running version 1.1d. Tried running the downloads manually (i.e. not thru service) with the results. When I watch the shows on my TIVO later, no signs of pixelation or cuts in the video to think of any issues with the recording. Any ideas?

Roamio basic - cable card or OTA antenna, not both?

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:12
I just installed an external antenna and like having access to the local broadcast TV. I would like to get a DVR box that could handle 2 sources: comcast cable card and OTA.
Is such a product available anywhere?

Big Bang Theory Season Pass quit functioning

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:45
I just got my Roamio and setup a pass for The Big Bang Theory and noticed that the episode this week didn't record.

I looked at the season pass, and it was set to the correct channel and new only... I deleted the pass and set it up again and now the episodes upcoming are listed.

Any ideas why that could have happened?


Luckily we have Comcast VOD so we were able to watch, but a very unhappy wife.

Sons of Anarchy Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em 10/14/2014

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:13
I'll be back to discuss later. Carry on without me.:D

It's dead

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:08
So my RCA DVR 80 dies yesterday and was able to set up a new TIVO yesterday. Not happy about the new remote not being able to control our OTA TIVO. Don't like the fact that there is no " save to VCR" option, but will try to transfer by playing to my DVD.
Is there any way to recover the content from the dead TIVO? It wasn't responding to any input form either the remote or buttons on the front.

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