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Noob question here:
As a new owner of a Roamio, one of the little tiny nit picking things I'm experiencing is when I'm done watching a recorded show, the deleting process is a bit tedious. Is there a faster way then hitting the Back key and going in the resulting menu?
Other than that, so far its a great experience compared to the Cox/Scientific Atlanta DVR nightmare...
Just recently (Feb2014) my Series3 has had problems finding my video shares on my PC. Upon a fresh reboot of the TiVo, it sees my shared folder on the PC just fine, but sometime after it 'forgets' that the "Tom-PC" device is available. It doesn't show up at the bottom of the now playing list, and when I look for the server in the other menu, the Tivo says that the server at that IP address is no longer available.
Rebooting the PC and/or the Tivo Desktop server has no effect. A reboot of the Tivo solves things temporarily, as does unplugging and reseating the cable from the Tivo wifi-N dongle.
Anyone experiencing similar problems, or have any ideas what might be wrong?
We got a message in a black rectangle size box w/white letters stating I need to "connect to TiVo in 3 days" and something about the TiVo we have can no longer be used. Something along those lines.
What is going on?
Passed on Tuesday at age 81. He hosted "Dating" through the '60s and 70s; people of my vintage may remember him from two short-lived '80s shows that were rerun a ton on USA Network, "Bullseye" and "The New $100,000 Name That Tune".
Also had a cameo as himself on the "Amazing Stories" ep "Remote Control Man."
How many iPads can stream off 1 roamio?
Can both my wife and I stream at the same time?
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Tivo Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2014
-- Record full year Service & Technology revenues, Net Income, and Adjusted AEBITDA in Fiscal Year 2014
-- Continued acceleration in MSO additions; record 313,000 cable MSO subscriptions added in the fourth quarter
-- Positive TiVo-Owned quarterly net additions for first time in six years; driven by 41% year-over-year growth in TiVo-Owned gross additions and lowest absolute churn in almost eight years
-- Total Tivo Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2014 TiVo subscriptions now at approximately 4.2 million, up 34% year-over-year
-- Comcast plans to expand our successful integration of Xfinity On Demand to their entire footprint
-- Record Service & Technology revenues of $84.0 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 28% year over-year
-- Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $19.6 million, exceeding guidance
-- Fourth quarter Net Income was $710,000; which included a $4.8 million non-cash charge
-- Acquired Digitalsmiths, further accelerating TiVo's evolution to a device and user interface independent cloud-base Software-as-a-Service, yielding a significant market opportunity for TiVo
-- Announced increase of $100 million to stock repurchase authorization; Intent to repurchase $100 million in first quarter Fiscal Year 2015 in addition to the $20 million repurchased during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2014
I recently got a good deal on a large packaged deal for a several used TiVo's, which part of the packaged included a Stream which I have already successfully put on my account and I plan to sell several of the rest locally. Should I activate them on my account to assure they have no past due balances and that they are not active on any other account or can I just call Tivo to verify such?
Tivo already told me that I can activate a used Tivo on my account and if I cancel it before 30 days are up, they will refund the first month fees. I have never sold used Tivo before and just want to be sure any potential buyer have no issue with them. I don't want to sell a Tivo and the buyer find out they can't activate it.
Can any Tivo sellers out there have any comments on what you do, how receptive is Tivo customer service in replying to such inquires? Just curious.....
Wow. The brains are gonna dwindle quickly. While I get "why" they did the moves they did, they are gonna backfire in the long run imo.
I've seen a few new user threads so I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring - hope I'm not breaking any protocols. Anyway, I've found answers to most of my questions, but more generally, it sounds like when signing up for service you can choose between monthly and lifetime.
My question is can you switch from monthly over to a lifetime later on if you want? I'm a cord cutter, going to OTA only, and I want to try it out for awhile first. But I'm pretty sure I'll like it and want to get a lifetime. Just wondering if that's allowed?
Also, I'm not sure if there's an active code for lifetime out there that works right now, but if there is does it make a difference if you try to use it as a new customer versus an existing one switching to lifetime?
Visted my local Staples today, picked up two 2tb Western Digital My Book Essential external drives for $71 each. According to what I can find online they have They have WD green 64mb cache drives in them, I believe the drive model is WD20EARS but I haven't torn mine apart yet as I'm using them for their intended purpose as external drives to do PC data backup.
$71 appears to good esp considering you are getting a USB 3.0 external drive interface, note that the shelf price was higher and it wasn't until they pulled the drive from the back room, brought to the cash register and scanned it did it ring up at $71. This might be a fluke as I can't find this listed on Staples website for this cheap. I wasn't using any discount card or anything, I was tempted to buy the 3tb external but 2tb was all I need right now.
Btw they also have 4tb drives but they may not have WD drives in them, the 3tb versions are reported to have WD drives.
Note, the external drive has WD encryption, it may need to be low level formatted before using in your Tivo esp if you use it externally first, per online reports it appears no one can access data after installing it in their normal desktop PC using SATA.
Every time I try to log in to Tivo.com to view my account, find shows, etc. the site is terribly SLOW. I'm on a high-speed connection and just tried to log in - 5 minutes so far and still not logged in.
It has been this way for as long as I can remember, so much so that I rarely even bother to go to the site any more as it is worthless.
NO excuse with technology today that Tivo cannot upgrade to faster servers or FIX these issues!!
Tonight I see that my Roamio Pro will be using all tuners to record 6 intentional shows at once (no padding in the picture). Previously with such busy recording nights I would have to do juggle things around between 2 or 3 TiVos to get rid of conflicts. It's so nice now not to have to worry about it anymore. I'm sure the day will come when there will be 7 recordings at a time in which case I can employ my series 4 units if needed, but so far I haven't reached that point.
I currently have 2 Premiere's each with a TWC cable card and tuning adapter. I'm replacing them with a Roamio and a mini. I'm curious what my best bet is for moving the cable card. Should I put it in the Roamio, run the guided setup and then call TWC support?
From TiVo's lastest earnings press release
"We are also pleased that Comcast has committed to expanding our
successful integration of Xfinity On Demand to their entire
footprint. This integration on the Roamio and Premiere platforms has
been an important one for us, as the robust Xfinity library,
along-side traditional TV channels and web content delivers a
one-stop shop for home entertainment. Market-by-market rollouts are
occurring now, with full scale deployment in all U.S. markets --
including Chicago, Atlanta and Houston -- expected to be complete by
June 30, 2014."
While it's not "Must See TV" for me, I do like to watch this show.
Anyway, The premier episode for this season was very entertaining. I won't spoil it right out of the gate just in case there are those that still want to watch it (unspoiled).
The new co-host is nice too.
I need to get if possible a longer AC Adapter for my Tivo Mini. The position of my TV is about 15 feet away from an outlet (older home) where the Tivo can be installed.
Anyone know of a place to locate a longer AC Adapter?
I've upgraded to a new TiVo Roamio and have two TiVo HD units for sale. Both have been upgraded with 1TB hard drives (giving around 160 hours of HD recording) and both have lifetime TiVo service contracts. They are six years old and are in great condition. The original remotes were never used (I use a Harmony remote) so they are essentially in new condition, and I will include the original 160GB hard drives.
Asking $225 each. Send me a note via PM if you are interested.
If you have a Tivo under a service contract, can you exchange it for a similer or different model?
For example I have a 2 tuner Premiere with a few months remaining in a 2 year contract, if I buy a used 4 tuner Premiere or Roamio, will Tivo let me change the upgraded model to finish up the term of the service commitment? Key being the newer Tivo will used not new, I understand a new unsubscribed Tivo requires a new commitment or lifetime service?
Since I'm tied into the commitment, I figure I might as well use the full capacity with a Tivo with more tuners if all possible since I'm paying a monthly fee for it and the cable card. Once it's contract is done, it will be replaced with a mini.
It has been slow on the forum lately so I thought I would find the most first world problem possible to complain about!!!!
I keep my TiVo in a cabinet and the RF remote has allowed me to move away from the finicky RF repeater setup I was using. And that is awesome!
The bad? I keep accidentally hitting buttons! :) You could put the old IR remote next to you in the chair and if you bump up against it or even sit on it - the TiVo wouldn't register the key press. The RF signal has no problem making it's way from under my butt!
Why can't TiVo develop a butt press protocol to determine when my fat backside is inadvertently trying to change the channel! :rolleyes:
(For those who may be unfamiliar, This is sarcasm)
I have a Premier Q and a Mini. Both are behind walls and require RF. I have one Slide Pro on order and want to use my Harmony 900 RF for the other Tivo. Right now any button pressed on my Harmony will be received by both Tivos. When my Slide Pro arrives and I pair it with my Mini, will that Mini no longer receive commands from the Harmony? Will the Slide Pro also not affect the Premier Q that I want to only receive instructions from the Harmony? In other words, will the pairing of the Slide Pro with the Mini make the Slide Pro and the Mini EXCLUSIVE?