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Man Seeking Woman

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:23
New comedy on Wednesday night right after "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on Fxx. Stars Jay Baruchel and is based on Simon Rich's book "The Last Girlfriend on Earth." It's a funny take on relationships and dating. The 1st episode was surprisingly tame for Fxx comedies (i.e., a lot less raunchy than you'd expect) and was very funny. The 2nd episode stepped up the raunch factor by just a little, but still not bad overall. Definitely worthy checking out, IMHO.

Streaming from Premiere XL to Roamio - menu went from HD to SD

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:02
Here's the issue:

I migrated from a Premiere XL to a Roamio and a Mini. I've kept the Premiere connected headless in the basement so I could watch the ton of content I still have on it while my Roamio populates with new stuff. It was great.

(I also have a HD running headless and CableCard-less in the basement too for even older content...don't ask.)

Anyhow, when I was first accessing my PXL from the Mini and the Roamio, the My Shows list on the PXL would display in HD. As of yesterday (and my wife pointed this out so I should be grateful she can see the difference between SD and HD) the My Shows list is in SD. Nobody has touched the PXL in the basement. My kids used to hit the format button on the front of the HD, but they were nowhere near the PXL.

Any ideas of how to get (and keep) the HD menus?

(Another point of reference, the HD has only shown SD menus when streaming from it via the Roamio or the Mini)


Mini: Guided Setup

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:52
The Mini in our great room has worked quite well for over a year.
About two months ago it started acting weird.
Example of weird:
Losing connection (to our Pro) many times per day
Getting a message that says (paraphrasing): Cannot play this program at this time. Reboot this TiVo and try again. (which works)
Much slower operation
Seeing the infamous "blue circles" on a lot of different screens

I've tried clearing thumb ratings without success.
I would like to try going through guided setup again.

When I choose Guided Setup, are there any steps I need to take in a specific order?

More info: Master bedroom Mini has not had one lost connection in the year and 4 months we've had the system. Our Pro works well and hasn't exhibited any problems. I'm guessing it has something to do with my setup at this location, but that is for another thread at another time. I would like to try the guided setup first to see if this behavior changes.


Tivo Roamio Black Screen

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:14
Came home last night and the family told me that the "TV isn't working".

I went to the Tivo Romaio Plus and the TV was completly black. No audio etc. The Mini in the other room was playing just fine. I tried hitting the Tivo button a few times, still black, I tried switching the input to my other source (media streamer) and then back to Tivo and still black. Basically not responding to anything. I rebooted the Tivo (power cycle) and it came back to life.

This is the first time this or any problem has happened on the Roamio. Kinda scary. Any ideas?


Should I replace my Tivo Premiere with the new Roamio OTA?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:42
I've read through a few other related threads on this, and it seems like I'm on the right track but:

I currently have a Tivo Premiere HD that was originally activated back in 2009. I've had it for 2 years now on a $9.99/month annual commitment that was transferred over to me when I got it from the guy on Ebay.

The unit still works fine...the fan is a little loud, but everything still works. I don't have cable and likely won't ever again.

I'm considering "upgrading" to the Roamio OTA for $49 from BestBuy, simply because I'd like a newer DVR that is quicker, etc. without shelling out $199 up front.

It sounds from others that I can probably get Tivo to give me lifetime on the Premiere for $99 though.

  1. Do I just stay with my Premiere if I can get the $99 lifetime and forego the Roamio? Or....
  2. Is the Roamio OTA worth the upgrade knowing I'd then be paying $15/month for service (an extra $60/yr over what I pay now)?
  3. OR should I get both...and keep the Premiere for another room in the house like the kid's gameroom?
  4. OR...if I only need one DVR in the house, could I spend the $199 on the full Roamio and transfer my current annual plan? I've done the math on this one and I break even after 3 years basically. So to me it doesn't quite seem worth it on this choice.

I know those don't all jive together...but I'm looking for options on what others have done and why.

moCA and wireless G on same TiVo?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:57
i was about to connect my two tivo premiere 4's to my network via moca, but i have one small issue. One tivo will be able to connect to my router via ethernet cable. the other tivo, also a premiere 4, is currrently using a tivo N adapter. so, in order to take advantage of moca, and its great streaming between boxes feature, i have to disable the N adapter, since its connected via the ethernet port. i'm hoping i can possibly use an older tivo G adapter via the usb port to allow me to use my smart phone on the second tivo which will be connected via moca. i'm guessing moca will require any other network adapter to be removed, as in the case of the N adapter which the tivo asked me to disconnect before connecting via moca. I think i already know the answer, but maybe someone can help me still use wifi on the second tivo while its connected via moca.:confused:

Arrow S03E10 "Left Behind" - OAD 21-Jan-2015

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:26
So nothing mystical or magical about Ollie's revival. Just good old-fashion luck (a ledge to break his fall and non-fatal injury) and loyalty. It's still stretches the imaginary a little further.

It's nice to see how the team struggles without Ollie. It is after all, his show. It breaks my heart to watch Felicity breaks down like that.

As for the new Canary, she seem a lot better than before, with the new weapons. However, we will have to wait to see if she's effective at all.

One DVR not showing on XL4

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:59
I have two roamios plus and basic and a XL4. I can see all the DVRs on all but the XL4 which can only see the plus. If I try the basic it says DVR cannot be found. But it shows on all the minis which I have 6 and the plus. Tried rebooting and forcing connections but did not fix it.

Macroblocking on some channels but all signals are good

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:21
I just picked up a cable card for my Roamio plus and one mini I have. Everything worked fine regarding setup. However I am experiencing macroblocking on some channels. I checked out Tivo's troubleshooting regarding the signal levels and the signals all exceed what Tivo says they should be. I haven't replaced any splitters as of now. I've had Fios and Optimum and have never had a problem. I'm experiencing this on both the Roamio and the Mini.

Supernatural "The Hunter Games" 1/20/15

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 21:00
Ok, the Mommy and Fergus stuff is nearly impossible to watch. Rowena is poorly written, poorly acted, or both. It's ruining a good show.

Tivo in the clouds

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:26
When is Tivo going to get rid of hard drives and just go to a cloud for storage? You then could just store your programs in their cloud and stream it. Makes sense to me.

Roamio Pro with Comcast - v58 Error

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:57

I'm looking for some kind of help with this problem. I have a Tivo Roamio Pro with 2 mini's. I'm getting the V58 error and the only way so far for me to solve it is to restart the Roamio. Obviously this fix is only half good because it comes after a show has already no recorded.

The problem seems to happen on only a few channels, and usually the same ones all the time - both HD and SD.

I have a cable card issued by Comcast. Calling Comcast has proven useless. I have had technicians come out and say that the home office didn't pair the card with the TiVo correctly - they did something and the problem disappeared for a while. But it always seems to come back.

I've read something about the Firmware version - mine is PKEY1.5.2_F.p.3001

I don't know where that stand on the latest version - nor am I sure how to upgrade it.

Any advice or a cure would be most helpful.

Thank you.

The Flash S01E10 "Revenge of the Rouges" OAD 1/20/14

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:51
Anyone who thought those two would remain in prison hasn't been watching television in the last ten years.

Mini Setup - Any V70 Solutions?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:28
I'm sorry folks, but I'm going crazy here.

I have a Roamio Pro and two Minis set up and running just fine. I'm trying to add another Mini. I feel like I've tried everything and nothing works. TiVo even sent out a replacement Mini and I continue to get the same V70 error during setup.

I've plugged in the Mini where other Minis work. I've rewired so only the one Mini and the Roamio are actually connected to the router. I've disconnected all other network equipment in the house. I've verifed that the MAK has been saved to the Mini by connecting to the web interface now playing list (login tivo/[mak]), I've rebooted everything and connected to the TiVo service multiple times.

After two hours on the phone with TiVo support, we tried using MoCA. When the Mini ran through guided setup, it was able to connect to the TiVo service via MoCA, which runs through the Roamio, but STILL claimed it couldn't find a DVR.

Either I'm missing something really simple, or I got two bad Minis in a row. Please tell me what I'm missing.

Amazon is now selling the Roamio OTA for $49

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:51
I guess this means that the Roamio OTA is no longer a Best Buy exclusive.


Android streaming update/issue

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:07
My Nexus 6 shipped with Android 5.0.0, and upon power up, immediately updated to Android 5.0.1 without intervention.

The net result is the Play Store will not download the Tivo app as it is "not compatible."

I have reported this to Tivo Support and they have verified.

Oddly, my previous Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.0 was able to successfully install the Tivo app, and then upgraded itself to 5.0.1 after having the app installed. And the app ran fine.

So, this is for the FYI file and my fellow Android users.

Using a Camera for live feed with a series 2 TiVo TCD540140

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:41
I am a collegiate volleyball coach and I am trying to hook my series 2 TiVo TCD540140 to record practices.

We do not want to hook our TiVo to a satellite, antenna or cable box or create a subscription. All we want is to hook our camera up to the TiVo to watch the live feed from our camera through the TiVo on the Television and be able to use the pause, rewind, fast forward functions.

I have tried going through the set up and "hooking up" the TiVo with the cable box, satellite and antenna options and have got to the home screen on all occasions but I am never able to get anywhere after this or find how to get the Camera to show up on the TV.

How I currently have it set up:

TiVo connected through an ethernet cord.
Camera hooked up to the TiVo with an A/V cable (the one with the one plug going into the camera and hooking up to the TiVo with the red, white and yellow cords... no S-Video cord)
The TiVo hooked up to the TV with the red, white and yellow cords
The cords are in the correct inputs and outputs.

When I click Watch Live TV it shows:

TiVo Service Account Closed
You must have a valid TiVo service account to use DVR functionality...

I believe this covers everything I have done so far...

I am pretty lost on this matter. So starting from the very beginning would be very helpful! Please help!

Minor Pixellation THR22-100

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:20
Recently I replaced my Directv R10 (series2) with a THR22-100 TIVO HD DVR.
I also presently have a Hughes Series 2 (upgraded drive working just fine)

My issue - with the THR22 --- I notice very minor and infrequent Pixeling when I view recorded shows. So far it - it seems to be recorded only.
I decided that I would try and run a Kickstart 54 to check the hard drive.
However, the instructions are not correct for the THR22.
Example - when TIVO restarts the GREEN LED will be lit - There is no Green LED on the front panel of the THR22.
QUESTION - is there a version of Kickstart for the THR22 ????
THANK YOU --- Bill --:)

tivo mini in orange box

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:10
I'm at best buy looking for 2 minis they have 1 in a orange
Box. It says for 4 tuner premiers. Will this work with my 6 tuner Romania plus?