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Acquiring Channel stuck at 89%

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:32
I have spent weeks on this Premiere with a 500GB drive, countless times of cable card pairing, guided setup and twice "Clear and Delete Everything". It is definitely not a tuning adapter problem, because I have two plus another working Premiere unit (320GB). Here are the symptoms:

0) Cable card is properly paired, no question there.

1) Without the cable card, I can view unencrypted standard and HD channels (over-the-air equivalents).
2) Insert the cable card, click LiveTV or Zoom, I the blue background screen with the "Acquiring Channel Information" message and a 89% progress bar forever (no change overnight).

This is different from "Acquiring Channel" stuck at 50% or 75% issue.

I mounted partition 9 of the hard drive, combed through the /log/tvlog file and found the following 4 lines. The working TiVo's log has no mention of "NpkBooting" and has "LiveTunerResult ALLOWED" instead of "DENIED". This is a galactic long shot, which only an anonymous TiVo programmer can diagnose. Am I lucky?



Aug 14 22:03:00 827407/14 TvVideoPolicy[1339]: {367199} LiveTunerRequest() - Request: sesId 64 reason WatchLive assoSesId 0 tsn 7460001<my tsn>, nExtTuners: 0, nCCStreamsDecryptable: 6
Aug 14 22:03:00 827635/14 TvVideoPolicy[1339]: {367199} Tuner: 0 status: 0 enabled: Y curTsn: 7460001<my tsn> lastTsn: - isChSame: N interactionTime: 0m 0s ExclLck: sesId 54 reason NpkBooting assoSesId 0, ActProxies AP0: sesId 54 reason NpkBooting assoSesId 0,
Aug 14 22:03:00 827839/14 TvVideoPolicy[1339]: {367200} Tuner: 1 status: 0 enabled: Y curTsn: - lastTsn: - isChSame: N interactionTime: 1m 54s ExclLck: sesId 54 reason NpkBooting assoSesId 0, ActProxies AP0: sesId 54 reason NpkBooting assoSesId 0,
Aug 14 22:03:00 828025/14 TvVideoGuts[1339]: {367200} LiveTunerResult DENIED Proxy:64 0x1d0019

NFL Preseason Live for tablets ... will they be doing this for the regular season?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 07:12
Just wondering because this is an awesome idea as I work all day sundays but if I could have the game streaming on my tablet I could leave it on so we could stay up to date on the games. $20 for the preseason is a good deal, if they are going to do it for the regular season I wonder what they would charge? I couldn't find any info on the website.

Tcd648250b P/s

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:40
Well I was very surprised this week, I did a cap job on a P/S and as I was checking to make sure I had no solder bridges I noticed that C120 looked strange so I pulled it of the board and it was leaking on the bottom. That was the first one "as for as C120" I have seen that leaked. So I guess it might be worth the time to pull C120 and check it if you or doing a cap job. Just a FYI.
Everyone have a great weekend.

Ethernet Networking stopped working

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:25
Anyone have a situation where networking stopped working? My mini can't find the network. The cable/port is fine, connecting a fire tv to the port works fine. With the Tivo I don't get a link light. I guess a plan b is to try MOCA but it seems odd that it would just stop working.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:47
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No sound for 3 seconds

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:50
I have had my Roamio for about a year and on most recorder show I have no sound for about 3 seconds and they everything is fine. No problems with live tv just like to know if anyone else has this or is it a problem?

quick question..... help needed with my MoCa setup

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:41
There are 3 rooms in my house involved here.

1) side room, includes Verizon FIOS router which cannot be moved

2) bedroom, has a Tivo Roamio with the MoCa bridge enabled. There is currently no ethernet cable going into this room. I do NOT wish to add any ethernet cables to this room.

3) living room, has a Tivo premiere. There currently IS an ethernet coming into this room from a different room. This setup looks terrible.

My goal is to get rid of the ethernet cable coming into the living room from a different room.

Here is what I have in mind....

I would like to establish a MocA to ethernet connection in my living room. ALSO, i would like to add a 4 port ethernet switch to this exact same area.

I already have in my possession a couple of Actiontec ECB2500C MoCa network adapters.


Sooooooo........ what is the best way to proceed here?

Is this a simple matter of using a COAX splitter in the living room, and running one coax line from that to my Tivo Premier, and then the other side of it to the Moca Adapter that I already have, and then connecting an ethernet switch to the MoCa adapter?

Or is there a better way to do this?

Any assistance that you can provide in this matter will greatly appreciated.



Season Pass only new shows?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:11
Practically all of my season passes are configured for only new broadcasts.
I'm now seeing many lined up to record that are NOT NEW. Multiple old shows to be recorded within a short period.

Blue Spinning Circle Problems

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:04
For those of you who don't ordinarily check the Roamio board, there is a new thread dealing with blue spinning circle hang problems with Roamios and Premieres. Problem may be widespread judging by posts. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=520089

New Show: "A-Z" pilot available online

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:27
Looks cute.


See if you can guess who the narrator is. I thought it was

Spoiler: Allison Janney

but the credits say

Spoiler: Katey Sagal

What's the current software version for Series 1

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:13
I just got off the phone with Tivo trying to get some help with the known problem "Failed while loading series". They started out helpful but when the questions started to get hard they reverted to "we can't help you because it doesn't have the original disk" line.

One thing that came out is they say the current software for a Philips Series 1 should be 7.2. This web-page says the same thing: http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/311/

But all four of my Tivos have been on 3.0-(something) for years. Putting an older image on a disk and letting it upgrade also went to 3.0.

I can't help but think their documentation is wrong. But if it's correct, then how to I get it up update past 3.0?

Does anyone have a Series 1 Philips Tivo with software newer than 3.0?

Rush - season thread - **spoilers**

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:35
I am kind of surprised to not see a thread about this show. I have been enjoying it and have SP.

I like the character (and the actor!!) and it is a nice take on a different version of Royal Pains. Basically Hank Med set in LA with drugs and guns and such. The Doc is an interesting character and I can't figure out how he is able to deal with emergencies after taking the stuff he takes.

Anyone else watching?

Big Brother 8/14/2014 - Eviction night

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:10
Another predictable episode from a season of predictable episodes. Same formula as always. They focus on Nicole and that she's going home, then the red herring of Donny being such a big threat, then a couple of the houseguests saying, "You know, Nicole makes a good point, perhaps we should vote Donny out?" And in the end, Nicole goes unanimously.

Then they show them fawning over the Dallas Cowboys, and Jerry Jones who never met a TV opportunity he didn't like. Only funny part of was seeing Christine look up and Whitten. My sons and I were talking about how we'd have a hard time with that if we were chosen to go. As we are all avowed NY Giants fans and thus Cowboy haters, having to wear their stuff on national TV would have been horrible and highly hypocritical. I think, if it were my shoes, I'd have had to make a "bold gesture" and give my "prize" to one of the other houseguests.

And lastly, just to make matters worse, we have to endure another 5 minutes of Rachel Riley fame. At that point I shut off the recording and went to prepare for bed. She makes me want to bust my eardrums.

One Tuner Out

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:05
Help! In recent weeks, I have lost one of two tuners on my Premiere several times. I turn on the TV, the tuner showing is working. I switch to the other and it's blank - with the searching for signal error message.

I reboot and both tuners are working again. Also the last program recorded on the channel to which the non-working tuner was tuned was recorded.

Any idea on what keeps knocking out one tuner and what can I do to stop it?

Roamio In-home downloads get stuck

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06
I have had this problem crop up numerous times. The recent software update certainly made downloads go faster again, but I'm still having this issue.

Essentially, I will queue up a bunch of shows that I want to download to my iPad (for watching on a airplane or when I have no/bad wifi connectivity, so streaming isn't an option). At first everything will go fine.

But at some point, the downloads will just stop. Whatever show it's on will just not download any more. the iPad thinks it is still downloading (at least, the icon stays as the pause icon [meaning it is the one currently being downloaded]), but nothing.

If you try to manually select another show farther in the queue, it will show "0.00 B of XXX GB. Calculating..." and just stay stuck on calculating.

I'm not sure if it will stay stuck like this forever. I have sometimes also seen a handful of the shows in queue showing as "download failed" and it looks like it's stuck on whatever one is next in queue, but I'm not sure if this is the same problem, just farther along in the process. I assume it probably is.

Sometimes, when I've seen this issue, I've been able to fix it by going back to Streaming setup and redone setup. Then I go back and restart the failed download and it starts right back up again. But sometimes this doesn't work (like right now). The setup goes fine, but the download still never starts.

I've tried deleting my whole queue, then restarting the app, then adding a show to download again, and it just stays stuck in the calculating step.

Anyone have any ideas? Rebooting the Roamio is the next step, but I'm in the middle of recording stuff now so don't want to interrupt that process. Plus, this seems to happen often enough that rebooting is not an acceptable long term solution.

Aluminum foil in remote to increase range

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 22:37
Has anyone opened up their Series3 peanut remote and placed aluminum foil inside to increase the range of the remote?

There are lots of sites that talk about opening a remote control and placing a piece of aluminum foil over the IR emitter inside in order to increase the range of the remote. Here are some of the sites that discuss it:


I'm wondering if this actually works on the S3 remote before I go about opening up the remote, which seems to be a pain based on this:



Garfunkel and Oates on IFC

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:39
Think Broad City meets Flight of the Conchords. I find it very funny and a pleasure to watch.


Month-old Roamio Pro Hanging with spinning circle

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:22
Roamio Pro suddenly has begun hanging, with spinning window-like circle. For example, clicking on a recorded program frequently results in a blank screen with spinning circle hanging for about 30 seconds to a minute before program starts. Tried power-cycling, but problem remains. Suggestions? Call Tivo for warranty resolution?

Spinning blue circle &#128563;

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:20
I have noticed since Tivo did their fall update the spinning blue circle in constantly popping up when I switch from screen to screen. Sometimes it just returns to Tivo Central.

It seems to have slowed down the whole process. Just wondering if anyone else is have this issue.

I have 2 Tivo Roamio Pros and it is on both of them.

Thanks, Debbie