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Tivo on screen time cut off

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:53
I used the key combination similar to 30 second skip to turn on the time so that it is displayed in the upper right corner at all times. This was successful on my mini but on my Roamio it is cut off the top of the screen to the point it can't be read.

Same result SD or HD channels so it has nothing to do with the aspect ratio/zoom button.

Any thoughts?

What do you guys think of starting a fund for 4TB roamio upgrade developement?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:51
I'm thinking that the only reason that a solution for installing 4tb drive on a roamio hasn't been released is because there is little incentive for someone to research how to do this.

Also, it is likely that someone out there has the knowhow to be able to do this, but just dosen't have the time to do it... but if there is a monetary incentive, they might be willing to take more of their off time to do it.

Woud you guys be up for starting a paypal donation fund?

What's the easiest way to get a dual Tuner function

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:16
With the onset of digital with TWC, my Series 2 DT, is only single tuner now. My TV watching needs are simple. I just want to be able to record on one channel and watch on another. I don't even need HD.

I'm finding there is no way to adapt my Series 2 so I'm wondering what my options are. I could get another Series 2 and use that but then wouldn't it be a programming nightmare since they wouldn't talk to each other?

I don't really understand how cable cards work. Do I need a cable card with Series 3? Do I need one card or 2? Is S-cards single tuner and M-dual?

Can someone explain this to me really dumbed down.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Turn, Turn, Turn" - 04/08/14

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:16
First off, I'll say if you haven't seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, stop reading this thread now and don't watch the episode as this episode royally spoils the movie.

I won't say anything else for now other than wow, just wow. That ending came out of no where.

kickstart code for factory reset for tivo series 3?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:22
Hi, is there a kickstart code to do a factory reset on a tivo series 3?

Being Human Series Finale "Here Goes the Neighborhood Part III" OAD Apr 7, 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:38
Watching this season I didn't know that the show was cancelled until I was at the second to last episode. At least the gave an actual finale instead of just ending.. To be honest I had decided to stop watching the show once the season ended.

About the season, to be honest the Sally/Aiden never think things through. Their continual mess makings were starting to become a dead horse.

However when it come down to the finale episode, I liked the way it ended. Not too overly sappy, Aiden/Sally, the two characters I felt that unreedamable from all the messes they've made and lives/souls they've destroyed, sacrificed themselves allowing Josh to get his happy ending with Nora.

are rechargeable battieries bad for tivo remotes

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:26
I have a series 3 glo remote that has been working great for years. Recently, I decided to start trying to use AAA rechargeable batteries in instead. Things had been working great the last two months, but last week it started acting weird. Commands weren't working properly and commands were being doubled up.

I recharged the batteries and at first it seemed to fix the problem. Things worked as usual. However, a day later the same problems.

I have heard that using rechargeable is not advised in some electronics. Is this maybe the case with TiVo peanut remotes too?

iPad app not working - everything else does

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:11
Hey all, I'm trying to get the iPad app to connect to my Premiere 4 and it always gets stuck at the "No Compatible TiVo Boxes Found" screen. The oddest thing to me is that Desktop Plus on my PC works just fine. If I sign in with my account, hitting watch now gives the away from home network error. Here are some things I've tried and other info -
  • Powercycled everything (router, modem, TiVo, iPad)
  • Remote, CableCARD, and Devices > Network Remote Control is enabled
  • The iPad connects fine to (the TiVo) in Safari.
  • Reinstalling the app
  • Per support I tried going to http://www.tivo.com/manage and Change Device Preferences link, I disabled video transfers and video on demand until TiVoToGo read "i,i,i", then reenabled transfers until it read "a,a,a", then forced another connection. It didn't help.
I'm stuck. Like I said, Desktop Plus finds the TiVo just fine, but the iPad app doesn't.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?

How to prove that you (Tivo) still matter

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:50
Mr. Bahr,

As a loyal and sometimes rabid Tivo fan, I can say that for years, Tivo has been the lead in the DVR market. Far superior to any cable box my cable provider has tried to force down my throat. But I must warn you, the barbarians are at the gates. The Genie and the Hopper are excellent products operating in your direct marketspace. Roku, Fire TV, AppleTV, ChromeCast, etc. are providing excellent sources of alternate content. You are in danger of being out innovated.

At the risk of being too bold, may I please make some suggestions:

1) Clean up your house; a) Finish converting all of the UI to HD.
b) Update your Amazon app (allow streaming and support Prime)
c) Finish the Android streaming App.
d) Do something about your way way outdated Tivo desktop software.
You are giving everyone the sense that you can finish what you have started.

2) Build an ecosystem that supports and promotes alternate streaming sources. There appears to be little interest on Tivo's part to support or promote developer efforts. To remain relevant, you need a strong ecosystem similar to Roku. It's not all about Cable & Satellite TV now.

We need apps; Vudu, Plex, Crackle, HBO Go, etc. (I can go on for pages).

Even FCC head Tom Wheeler recognizes that third-party content providers are effectively eating broadcasters' lunch. Please don't bank on their broken model for your future.

If you want to sell more consumer boxes. Please take this under consideration. From my person point-of-view, I would love to ditch my Roku and just use one box.

3) Develop streaming Apps for devices other than Android and iOS. For example, develop a streaming App for Samsung TVs or the Roku (or AppleTV or Vizio or...). Effectively providing the Tivo Interface on the TV without the need for a Tivo Mini.

ok... I will hop down off my soapbox.

Pre-Purchase Questions

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:02
The Roamio is two hundred plus fifteen a month. For that I get the unit, remote and don't need to buy anything else?? I'm in a nursing home and use their WiFi. Do I need the Internet with Roamio? If so, how do I get the signal via coax? I no longer have a cable box. TV plugged into the wall picks up BulkTV.

I won't be accessing Netflix or any other service. This is strictly for recording purposes. I want to watch commercial-free, when I want as interruptions are common, plus I want to rewind if I miss something. (I had Comcast with their DVR service and loved it. Didn't like the $105 monthly fee).

(I need to run this by the maintenance guy for approval plus they'll hook it all up for me. If cables are needed, I need to buy them in advance. )

The Roamio is disc-less, right, using HDD? I can record on one channel and watch another? I'd like to preset it to tape at 10:00 AM but at 10:30 AM I want to watch another channel. Can I preprogram it to tape daily at the same time? Weekly same time and channel as in a series?

I'm ready to order but need to be sure this is right for me.

Thank you

screen goes black problem - fix anytime soon?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:03
We have now long had a problem where the screen goes black except for the top right corner box. We long a go reported it to TIVO support which said they knew about the problem that some users have. It happens at odd times and the only way to get out of it is to hit GUIDE.

Is TIVO doing anything to fix the problem? As I recall it happens after program playback, maybe when you hit the TIVO button or exit the program to go back the now playing list.

force connection

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:36
I just setup a recording via tivo.com and I am not sure if it will record because it is going to start in about 30 minutes. Is there a way to force a network connection from tivo.com?

Zip Code Not Set in system information

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:42
I noticed today under the account info/system information screen for my Mini that the field "Zip Code" shows "Not Set". Is this normal? Everything seems to be working fine, I just thought that was a little odd...

Disable Remote option on Tivo Andoid/IOS App

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:49
Note: I've already submitted this to Tivo - just placing it here to see if there are any "seconds".

My kids have the Tivo App on their phone/tablets and they love it. Especially the ability to watch live TV! But - ocassionally they accidentally click Watch on TV - and my channel sudddenly changes! I would love to be able to disable the Remote Control feature on selected devices.

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Trouble with THR22 and ONDEMAND

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:18
Hoping to find help here at the Tivo Forums.. :)

Hi all, I am a long time Directv subscriber and Tivo fan. I've had this THR22 about a year now and before that used a RCA-80 Tivo receiver. However, it seems that since upgrading to the THR22 I've NEVER been able to download On-Demand content. I spent about 3 weeks elapsed time (5 calls) last year with Directv trying to get it to work. No luck. I recently spent about 3 calls and 5 hours trying solve the issue again. They had me do all the "standard" stuff with and without the tech.
1) restart the receiver
2) unplug the receiver
3) check all the network connections

In all cases, the receiver reported that the internet connection was good with no issue connecting to the DVR service. However, all the selected movies get stuck in the "Preparing" state and sit there indefinitely.

I am getting very frustrated with this. From everything I can tell THR22 SHOULD be able to download the ON DEMAND material. All my other devices connect just fine. The receiver gets it's IP address via DHCP with the DNS and Gateway information correctly from my repeater.

Here's my setup:

Comcast Router connected to my Linksys E4300 which transmits over Wireless-N to my TP-Link Wireless router (setup as a bridged repeater) which connects via ethernet to the receiver. Connecting to the same TP-Link router are my Blu-Ray player and wireless devices. None of the other devices have issues, just the Tivo unit.

In another room I have a similar setup for my HR22 unit which has no issues with the ON-DEMAND downloading.

After digging around the forums here I came across something that may be causing the issue although I don't understand why it may be the case. Both of my tuners for the receiver are connected by a B-Band converter. I was told specifically that this was required for the receiver to work when it was first installed. I'm beginning to wonder if I actually need the DECA module in place of the B-Band converter.

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this problem. If I need to repost it elsewhere please let me know.

I can add more details if needed, I tried to make this short and concise.

Thanks in advance.

The official TiVo provided TiVo Service status page - http://status.tivo.com/

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:06

The official TiVo provided TiVo Service status page.

Can't Connect to Pro in iOS App

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:33
Hi all,

Maybe you guys can help me…

My Roamio got updated to the latest OS (it happened even though I wasn't on any kind of list for it). I noticed occasional slowness so I rebooted the box.

I don't know if this is related but after the reboot my iOS App can connect to the Roamio. The Roamio is online and can successfully connect to the TiVo service. I get this error in the app:

Communication Error. There was a problem connecting to the TiVo service. Please try again or press OK to retry now.

The error info is:


Any ideas what this is or how to fix? Thanks in advance...

c133. NYC metro area

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:14
anyone else getting it tonight?

Netflix Button

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:17
Wouldn't it be nice to program one of the colored buttons to open up Netflix regardless of where you are in the interface? Perhaps the red one? I know some of those buttons are used for sorting options in the now playing list but what about on the tivo central screen? I'd take it there. I hate having to scroll through my now playing list or through the what to watch list.