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iOS 8 & Tivo App --- Happy together?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:12
I haven't yet updated my iPad to iOS 8 after Apple released it yesterday.

Can anybody confirm if there's any conflicts or issues with the TiVo App? Specifically, I want to make sure I'll still be able to Stream and Download Shows Out Of Home and away from my home network.

Thanks for any feedback from anybody who has downloaded the iOS 8 App and tested it.

Switch Mini to Lifetime?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:02
Bought a Mini back in January and another new one direct from TiVo for $49 last month. Both are on their $5.99/monthly subscriptions.

Does anybody know if I'm able to switch both of them to Lifetime subscriptions? If so, how much? What's the process to make this happen?

Under the Dome - Season 2 Episodes 11,12, and 13-SPOILERS-

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16
Might as well clump the remaining episodes together even though the finale hasn't aired yet. There is no word of it being renewed at the moment, but it appears season 3 is coming.

I am only up to episode 11 right now - the one where it gets cold. What the F that was bad! Julia just got shot, now she got stabbed in the leg, gets hypothermia, dies, is revived, and is up and walking around at the end of the episode. The dome is frozen, it thaws, then it spins, now it is shrinking. Damn dome make up your mind how you want to kill these people. At least Barbie tries to resuscitate Julia for more than a few pushes before declaring her dead. Also, if you are going to try and pick up an egg that is a source of high energy, you may get a set of tongs that is longer than a few inches.

Overall the writers are clearly just pulling stuff out of their butts at this point.

Big Brother - 9/17/14

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:43
And then there were three ...

Derrick is without a doubt one of the best players to ever play the game. I can't recall a time where a player had maneuvered themselves into a better position going into the final four. Derrick was so confident that everyone was loyal to him that he didn't even hesitate to throw the veto comp. What's even more impressive was that he was dead right. All three of the remaining players would have taken him to the final two, so there was no advantage to winning the veto.

I honestly don't see how Derrick can possibly lose the game, at this point. Both Cody and Victoria will take him to the end, and even if he decided to take Cody to the final two, he would still win by a landslide. Cody is on a run now, and I can easily see him winning the final HoH. If this happens, it will be sad to see him take Derrick and throw away $450,000 like that.

Cheap MOCA solution: my experience MI424WR rev E

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:32
Just wanted to share my experience in using a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR rev E router to network my Tivo Mini's.

I know this has been discussed on various threads, but thought I could clarify things that I have learned in my research.

1. Bought a MI424WR rev E from ebay for less than $25 shipped. If you buy a MOCA adapter from Tivo it will cost over $60 shipped -- and TIVO is the cheapest place to buy a MOCA adapter for some reason.
2. The MI424WR rev E is a Verizon wireless router with multiple lan ports, wireless G and MOCA networking capabilities. Despite what I have read in various places, the specs describe this rev as having only MOCA 1.0, not 1.1. This version is cheaper than later versions I have seen on eBay, however.
3. The router is apparently not that great on the wireless side, so I disabled it and use it as a simple MOCA bridge.
4. I have a Roamio basic connected in my AV stack to the internet via a Powerline Networking adapter which is connected to a simple switch which then connects to my Tivo, WDTV and other items. The Powerline adapter works just fine in streaming Netflix and so I don't want to change it out.
5. I followed the directions on setting the MI424WR as a bridge from the AVS forum thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-hom...ge-all-41.html.
6. Once I followed the directions to set up the MI424WR, I plugged the MI424WR into a coax cable from a splitter near my Tivo, plugged a cable into one of the Ethernet ports and plugged the other end into the nearby switch and powered it up.
7. Attached coax cable to my Tivo Mini. Told it to use MOCA and it just worked. Fast response, easy to use.

Hope this helps someone.


Red Band Society - S01E01 - Pilot - 09/17/14

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:51
Figured I would start a thread. I tried to watch this last night and actually gave up about halfway through. I realize that I did not give it a much of a chance but nothing was grabbing me. It seemed like a boarding school in a hospital complete with their own classroom and fancy dorm rooms. Granted, I know little about children's hospitals but it seemed so unrealistic.

I am being exceptionally picky this year about adding new shows though so maybe I jumped the gun when I gave up on it.

Roamio and Harmony One issue?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:34
This has happened a few times and I'm not sure what the problem is.

I use a harmony one to control my roamio basic as well as tv, denon receiver, etc. I click on the "Tv" activity and everything comes on (tv, denon). Of course the roamio is always on. But when you try and change channels the orange light doesn't illuminate for any button press. You can control the volume of the denon which leads me to believe it's a roamio issue.

I'll have to dig around and find the tivo remote to see if it exhibits the same issue. Just wanted to see if anyone had any similar experience?

Tivo Slide Pro Remote Control Programming issues

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:27
I just purchased a new Tivo Slide Pro Remote control, and it works great...except for one thing. I am trying to program it so it turns on/off my TV, Receiver & a remote controlled Fireplace in my livingroom.

I have tried "learning" the commands for "power" from each of the original remotes (my TV's, Receiver's & the Fireplace's). I am able to successfully "learn" the power functions for all three devices, but when I press the "TV Power" button on the Slide, it will only turn on/off two of my three devices, not all three. Each time I try to "relearn" the various "power" buttons, the Slide ends up turning on/off two different items. It's been able to control the power of all 3 devices, just never all 3 at the same time. Right now, it's turning on my receiver and fireplace, but not the TV.

This is driving me crazy, since I purchased this remote specifically for it's direct (and outstanding) RF control of my Roamio, but I also want it to turn on/off all three (not just two) of my devices. And yes, I've tried resetting the remote 5 times now, re-pairing it to my Roamio, and have also tried using the built-in codes to try controlling my TV, but when I do this, it seems like it loses either the Fireplace or Receiver. One more note, I also own the older regular Tivo Slide (non-pro) remote, and I was successful at getting it to control the power of all 3 devices, but it has a serious lag with my Roamio...

Hard drive upgrade options for a Series 3

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:11
I have a Series 3 (model #TCD652160) with a stock drive that is working fine. Looking to upgrade its internal hard drive to larger size. I have initially thought about going with a 1TB drive and I think this is the one to maybe get:


However, I am reading that this model can be upgraded to 2TB so may consider it. What are the WD models recommended for 1.5 and 2TB?

What do I need from Cox Phoenix to use a Roamio with basic HD cable?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:12
I upgraded my Cox cable plan in Phoenix, AZ to get digital channels. Along with that I replaced my old series 2 TiVo with a Roamio (the 4-tuner version). I don't use any premium channels, no on-demand channels; I went with the "Advanced TV" plan.

Cox sent me a series M cable card, and at first I wasn't getting any channels at all. After a few calls a guy at Cox did whatever and channels started appearing.

All seemed fine; the channel listing shows a zillion channels and I don't expect to get them all so I didn't think too much when a channel came up with the message that it is unavailable and that I needed to contact my cable provider.

But, later, it occurred to me that many of these channels were HD versions of standard channels I did get, and after checking the TV lineup on the Cox Web site I realized I was not getting all the channels I should.

The missing channels seem haphazard; I get 1023, 1025, and 1026, but not 1025. In some cases there is a string of missing channels in a row. It's not like there's a well-defined chunk missing.

I called Cox, they couldn't fix it over the phone. A tech came today and took a look, checked some lines, replaced the cabelcard. Even with a different card the exact same channels were missing.

Then after chatting with someone at Cox the tech tells me it's a card problem, and that all the cards provided by Cox are flawed, and they will not be able to provide a full working cablecard. I was stunned.

He said all the cards are from around 2009, and all of them have problems with Tivo, Cox knows this, and will not fix it. He told me to complain to customer service.

He mentioned something about getting a Contour box, but I really don't want more boxes. (He also suggested I consider switching to Cox's DVR offering. I think he may have been well-intentioned with this but it suggests Cox is deliberately crapping on Tivo to make their offering seem better.)

When I initially considered the upgrade I called Cox and was told that all I would need is the cablecard. I would not need an additional box. The Cox Web site says the same: Got a Roamio? I need to get a cablecard. It mentions no problems using their cards.

Put the card in, get it paired, tell Cox to activate it, and I should be able to tune in to all my channels using the Tivo.

I had never gotten the impression I needed anything else. Even after a various calls to Cox about this no one mentioned any possible need for an additional piece of hardware.

In searching this forum looking for some ideas I've come across posts discussing Roamio + Cox Phoenix that mention tuner adapters.

Is this required?

My (possibly naive) understanding is that a TA would be needed for certain features, such as on-demand channels, but should not be required just to get regular HD channels.

Are there other Roamio users in Phoenix with working setups with only a cablecard?

I'll be making more calls to Cox on this but I'm getting skeptical that whomever I end up speaking with will actually know what's what.

Sub Channels

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:46
Anyone know of a site with up to date list of OTA subs? All I could find was these http://www.tvobscurities.com/2013/07...-more-popular/ http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/7...dcast-networks not complete just top 20/25. I don't think this one is in my area yet http://www.cozitv.com/ (Brighthouse doesn't carry all subs) hopefully will soon, haven't seen Lone ranger in a long time.

Newb here! Just a few questions

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:34
I have a tivo series 4 premiere that I got in the fall of 2011. Have a lifetime sub on it, only do it for OTA

I believe it can record 47 hours HD, so that's what a 250 gb or 320 gb hard drive? Anyways, I'm not a computer genius, but I'm not terrible at computers either. Do I need linux to swap drives out? Or can I have windows 8 like I do now? I saw linux mentioned so I got worried. I know how to run a boot cd, or how to make a flash drive bootable.

Also, is it that much harder to put a 3 or 4 tb hard drive into a tivo series 4 premiere? I have a spare 2 tb handy, which is probably more than I'd ever need in the first place, but if it's not much more difficult to put in a 3 or 4 tb, I might just do that.

I don't care about keeping my programs either that's already on the hard drive, or the season pass settings, all I care about is getting the MAX amount of space on the tivo. thanks a million!

Also, do I need to know the EXACT model number of my tivo for anything in the process? Thank you!

Bright House in Central FL

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:24
I may be moving to either Orlando or Melbourne. BHN uses SDV/Tuning adapters, right? What kind, Moto or Cisco? Do they properly support 6 tuners? Are they reliable? Can you do self-installs?

Around here (Cox in Phoenix) I find that the T/As constantly need power-off reboots because they stop working without warning or explanation. My TiVo has lost recordings because of it, since the T/A won't reset unless powered down first, and then they take 20+ minutes to resync with the head end.

Tivo keeps tuning to channel I don't get

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:43
I constantly find my Roamio basic on channel 9. Nothing broadcasts on channel 9 here. It's not selected in my channel list. I can have all 4 tuners on 4 different channels (Not 9), leave, and when I come home, normally at least one tuner is on channel 9, if not all 4. I live alone, no animals, so nobody is using the Tivo or accidentally hitting the remote. The Tivo is doing it on it's own. Any ideas? No, not really a problem in any way (I haven't noticed any missed recordings because of it), but I'm definitely curious.

652 w/ 2TB drive only reports 47 hrs.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:28
I picked up a 652 with a WD 2TB drive. I looked for the details of the drive and it reports only 47 HD hours capacity.
I opened the unit up thinking it was the original 160 GB drive, but it was the advertised 2TB. The drive is dated 5/09.

I haven't done anything further yet. Whats' up with this?

Under the Dome "Turn" 9/15/14

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:36
more dumb under the dome

Under the Dome "Black Ice" 9/8/14

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:35
More bad acting

The Strain - Season 1 thread (spoilers)

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:51
Figured a season thread would be a better place to discuss the show.

The biggest mystery to me is who is this guy?

We saw him in episode 7. The lawyer lady from the plane was turning and the nanny saw something was going on (that she was sick) and decided to take the her kids. However the nanny's daughter (a nurse) forced her to return the kids to their mother. The mom had turned and attacked them (nanny's daughter was scratched.) Their group got trapped then this guy (pictured above) shows up, kills the strigori attacking them. Before he lets the nanny's group leave he checks them to see if they are hurt. He lets them leave but kills the nanny's daughter since she is infected.

He seems infected but (at least appears to be) not under the masters control.

Discreet Remote Commands for Mini

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:03
I recently purchased my first Mini, which I have paired with my Premiere Elite. While I decide whether I like it well enough to sell my second Premiere I have the Mini set up side-by-side with my second Premiere. However, I find that I am forced to cover up the front panel of one of the units to prevent each remote command from being read by both units.

IIRC, the older remote controls used to have a 1/2 switch for this purpose. I have tried using the <Pause> + TiVo command to change the remote address on both the Mini and the Premiere, but it does not prevent the issue from recurring, even when the two systems show a different address number on the System Information screen. Either I am doing something wrong or the remote address feature is designed to differentiate between TiVo units on two different accounts.

I tried asking TiVo Support, but they just directed me to the remote address feature. Does anyone have a more elegant solution than covering up the front panel?

Roamio OTA WILL work with the MINI

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:29
This was a major issue I had with the Roamio OTA and this clarification really makes it a much more viable product.

I wonder if Margret was originally mistaken or if this was a change of heart by TiVo...


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