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I NEED ROAMIO and Harmony 900 help!!!

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:35
So I cannot for the life of me get my Logitech Harmony 900 to work with my Roamio. I have done everything that I know and searched high and low. Can anyone enlighten me to how I can get it to work?

TivoHD Drive Failed, ddrescue'd but still boot loops

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 13:12
Hi all, any ideas on what I can try next to recover recorded shows...

2008 TivoHD TCD652160 with lifetime service. Upgraded internal drive years ago to Samsung 1TB (HD103UJ).

Returned from vacation to find unit hung at boot. Re-powering gets to 'Almost there..' then reboots.

Kickstart 54 showed drive errors.

Used WinMFS to 'backup Tivo drive' without recordings.

Used ddrescue to clone drive to identical Samsung 1tb. Still had boot loop with cloned drive.

Power supply shows a couple caps bulging a little.

Bought a used 652160 on Amazon and swapped PS. Problem continued.

Swapped drives. The Amazon oem drive booted in both machines with both power supplies, so problem is definitely my drive image. (Not PS or mobo)

Restored WinMFS backup to a spare 320GB drive. This resulted in same boot-loop problem. Kickstart 54,57,58 did not fix.

Installed the spare OEM drive, Clear and Delete Everything, Guided Setup and had Verizon re-pair the cable cards. Tivo now working. Will later clone to a larger drive.

But, I still want to retrieve programs from my bad disk...which include broadcasts of our son at state high school track & field championships, etc.

Any ideas? I could...

Retry ddrescue
Try WinMFS Copy
Try dd_rescue

Searching for other ways to extract just the recordings, without booting the drive, has not been fruitful.

Thanks in advance

Tv mini version 2 why buy?

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 13:06
Hello tivo experts,

Looking for a straightforward feedback. Why should i buy tivo mini version 2 over version 1?

I plan on putting a mini in the 2nd bedroom which doubles as an exercise room on occasions.

In reading, tivo mini ver2 is wifi capable, does that mean i can stream live TV and my recorded shows without the need of moca or ethernet connectivity with version 2 tivo mini?

or..is my understanding incorrect about tivo mini wifi ?

Thank you.

One Big Happy

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:19
I can't find any threads on this show so I have to start one to say how much I hate it. Stupid, I know, but this is a forum right? :p

Cuthbert was very likeable in Happy Endings and at least 'lookable' in many other things she has done. But this series is a disaster. Ellen Degeneres has her name on it as producer, or something, but that doesn't help.

Painfully unfunny. I know. Shut it off. I have.

Recording from one TiVo to another?

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:46
My cable co is having a binge-watch weekend, on demand including pay channel shows. In the old days, I'd have a tape VCR record from the cable box and avoid sitting in front of the tube for 18 hours in one weekend.

With multiple TiVos, is there any issue to put 2 in series, and record the output of one TiVo to the second box? A manual recording?

Freesat model FSATHD IR code 20074 not working

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 11:23
Hi All,

I read that Bush Freesat was now supported so bought the FSATHD model. Unfortunately the code 20074 under Bush UK doesn't seem to work. Anyone know what the code is?

Thanks in advance!


Hard drive replacement

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:57
Im getting a new roamio to replace one that lost its ethernet connection. I have an upgraded (larger) drive in the old one, can I reuse it in the new one? I know I'll lose my shows, I dont care about that. I just want the larger space without buying a new drive. If so, can I just plug it in or do I need to format it or something else?

Stream and Time warner cable?

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:23
I've been considering purchasing a stream, i just wanted to make sure i would be able to stream shows off my home network. I've read in the past that time warner protects all their content, then i had read that this was "fixed" by making you download the show to your device(deleting it off the original tivo if i am correct)

i just wanted to see what the current status was.

and a side note, my current network setup has my router go to a switch that my roamio is on. if i purchase the stream I've read that the stream has to be on the same switch n couldn't be connected to the router instead?

Problem with Search and newly added channel

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 09:14
Can someone who is getting Cinemax do a search for Divergent? I just got Cinemax and HBO yesterday and despite it being on several times and on at this very moment, does not show up during a search and a OnePass failed to record it.

Anyone else have a problem with newly added channels? Thanks in advance for any guidance.

Help with network switch/mini/roamio.

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 23:05
I posted a similar question almost a year ago but I'd like some current advice. And the thread did kind of drift off from the main subject.

Anyway, I'm looking to buy a few switches for my network. I'm a little reluctant because I've heard some issues with "green" switches but it's all been hearsay.

So, I need three 8 port switches. Actually one of those could be a 5 port but I figured to just get three 8's. Main reason now is I need more ports for other devices, not tivo/mini.

I have one basic roamio and one mini with plans to add at least one more mini maybe within 3-6 months. Everything is wired. No moca.

Can anyone recommend something current? Most of everything I see are green switches which have me a little apprehensive. I have had issues with the mini seeing the roamio before and I don't want any more issues.

I don't want the cheapest out there but I can't afford three managed switches at the moment. If the roamio and mini could each plug into their own "dumb" switch and they go back to a managed switch then I would consider.

This one caught my eye but I just ran across it looking at reviews. And my router is also the same brand.


Happyish S1E1

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 22:34
I recorded this mostly because I like the actors on it. I like it! The dream sequences mixed with reality were interesting.

Rumor about Plex removed from this release

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:40
Well, not to get everyone all riled up... I am sure this will generate some empassioned responses. And just to be clear this is still just a rumor built on the smallest tidbits of info.


@atmusky posted on ZatznotFunny


Quote: Information about Plex and iHeartRadio has been removed from the 20.4.7 update info page. Note both were mentioned when the page first went up.


Wonder if that means anything – like both are dead for now. Second

@jdacats on the Premire forum reported on a CSR conversation today:


Quote: I just now got off the phone with support and after a very long wait the csr tells me there is no official word on when or if - his words - Plex will ever come to Tivo. This is a somewhat dramatic turn of events.
Remember, this could all be coincidence and just a matter of too many service calls coming in asking "where is my Plex". Or something could have gone drastically wrong during the final stages of Beta testing. We should know soon for sure I hope.

occasional pause and not stopping fast forward

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 21:19
Hi. I did some searching and have not found an answer so thought I would ask about an issue that just started this past week or so.

While watching a show, any show, I will occasionally get a brief pause. maybe a 1-2 seconds.. Not often though. Maybe once in an hour show.. And not all the time.

The other issue I am having is if a fast forward, from time to time the tiro refuses to stop fast forwarding.. I see the orange circle so I know the tiro is "hearing" the remote but it just won't stop when I want it to. It does eventually and I need to go back about 5-10 minutes.. The other issue is I will hit FF and the screen will freeze.. It does eventually come out of it and even thought the screen was frozen, it was FF... very odd.

I am using the Tivo slide remote.. Sadly it will not seem to support the bluetooth dongle anymore like the Tivo HD did.

Any thoughts. This is by far the biggest issue I have had with my Tivo and I have had one since the first gen model in 1999'ish :)


Original Series 2 DirecTivo DVR

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:52

Just a curious question. Will these units still function?

Just wondering if one of these can still be used at all.

I know they have limited capabilities.


Why Deleting Shows Only a Few Days Old with 60% space left?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:32
I have a Roamio (OTA) and Roamio Pro (Xfinity), both have 3TB HDs. Once each DVR gets more than 40% full it starts marking shows for deletion after they have aged only 2-3 days. I have most shows setup to delete when space is needed. Have read that is best to let TiVo "manage" the space, but from what I see, it does a very poor job of managing that space. Afraid that if I mark some shows as Keep Until I Delete, that it make it worse for the shows set to Delete When Space Needed and they'll get removed even quicker.

My question is why does it delete shows so quickly when there is 60% of the space left on the DVR? Is there anyway to fix/trick the DVR into waiting until it is closer to 80-85% full vs. 40% to mark and delete shows so quickly? Kind of frustrating to have 3TB of space and only able to use 40% of it before it "thinks" it is out of space and needs to purge.

TWC and TiVo

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 16:05
So, after numerous years of losing channels to SDV without a subsequent drop in our bill we made the decision to drop cable and just subscribe to streaming services.

We did try the Tuning Adapter when it first came out, however it needed to be constantly restarted, the TiVo's wouldn't record suggestions, and most if not all transfers via MRV were blocked. MRV is such a big part of our TiVo experience my wife took to saying "whats the point of TiVo without MRV". Really. It doesn't matter that TiVo does other things. Those things only interest me. :rolleyes:

Easter week I bought a new cable modem in preparation for the cutting. I had 20 down, 2 up or in the TWC vernacular, Turbo. After the modem change I noticed out speeds had dropped, the kids were now complaining about bandwidth, and some services were intermittently not working. Netflix for one. I thought it was a mistake.

So when I called to cancel cable I found out I had indeed been downgraded without notification of any kind or a decrease in my cable bill. Naturally there was no record of any of this. Just my word against theirs. :mad:

That lady fought with me, politely, for 45 minutes. Then told me that the 30 down five up service advertised on the web site for 54.99 was for new customers only. :eek:

Didn't see that anywhere, but when I balked she offered Cable starter plus that 30 down for just 7 dollars more than the advertised rate. I capitulated and agreed. I'm now waiting on a truck roll to change "something" on the pole...right.

More later

Will Mini + lifetime for $149.99 really end May 04, 2015

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:13
Will the $149.99 for the Mini w/lifetime really go back to $249.00 next month. If I can recall this is the 3rd cutoff date (or maybe the 2nd) I can't recall. Whatever it's a good sales gimmick, it hooked me, just ordered my third one for planned install this summer.

New OnePass not showing up in OnePass Manager

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:47
I created a new OnePass last night, and it did not show up in the OnePass Manager. As I was busy recording other shows, I did not reboot TiVo. Today, I created another new OnePass and it did not show up in the manager. I rebooted, and still newly created OnePass do not show up. The shows do record, but I cannot reorder them. Anyone else have this problem? TiVo Premiere 4 tuner with 20.4.6a software.

Xfinity VOD disappeared from menu

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:39
A few days ago the Xfinity on-demand choice disappeared from my TIVO menu and has not re-appeared. I tried a reboot by shutting power off and back on but still no change. The other menu items in the on demand menu (like netflix) still work as does the rest of my cable. I also had comcast send a refresh signal with no change. I called both TIVO and Comcast/Xfinity, both of whom disconnected my call after I waited and the service person put me on hold. That also begs the question of why neither has the courtesy to call me back, since I can't just call them back directly. Does anyone know whether this is a TIVO or an Xfinity issue for me to follow up with another phone call, or if I can fix it myself. I have a premiere XL and an SD TV.

American Odyssey: S01E01

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:40
Thought it was a pretty good thriller. Worth checking out.