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Problem transferring copy protected show ipad

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:56
Does anyone else have this problem? I try to transfer a copy protected show to the iPad. It gives me the screen that says that if I want to transfer it it will delete it from my TiVo. I say okay, and the transfer process starts. It seems to go just fine, and the show seems to transfer, but in attempting to watch the show on the iPad, the watch on iPad screen is grayed out. There seems to be no way to get he show to play. As it turns out, the show has not been deleted from my TiVo. So I haven't lost it, but I seem to be unable to get it transferred to the iPad. I've tried several times, with no success, and this has happened on more than one show. Anyone have any idea what's causing this?

Mini hangs after about 10-15 secs watching live TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:24
I have run into a problem where my Tivo mini's will sometimes hang when I try to watch live TV. The mini will show the channel content for about 10 seconds or so - maybe less - and then the picture just freezes. I have two separate Roamio Plus units that they are tied to. All hardwired to same switch. No issues with streaming content from either of those same 2 Roamio's - just when trying to watch live TV.

The first time I had this issue was right after I got the first Tivo mini a couple of weeks ago now. I rebooted it - and didn't see the problem after that until tonight. Tonight - it was interesting - as the problem didn't immediately surface until after I changed the channel to the same channel that I believe the Tivo Roamio was currently recording from as well. To my understanding the Roamio would be recording on a separate tuner from the one being claimed by the Mini - so that should not have been any issue - but the freeze did not happen until I changed the Mini to that same channel - and I was using the guide and bouncing around the channels for a bit before it froze.

I went to another Tivo Mini that happened to be tied to the same Roamio - and was able to duplicate the problem immediate - live TV would hang within about 5-10 seconds of playing the video stream - even within the guide display.

After the recording was completed on that Tivo Roamio and it was no longer recording anything - I retried my test and both mini's could now watch live TV with no issues on those two mini's.

I suspect this issue may be triggered by trying to watch that same channel as being recorded on the Roamio from the Mini and perhaps will persist until that live recording is completed - this is obviously just a theory based on my limited experience with the problem thus far.

Has anyone else run into this sort of hang issue? Any resolution?

tivo mini buzzz noise. audio using A/V HDMI/DVI

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:18
hooked up my TIVO DVI to HDMI cable and A/V 3.5mm to 3.5mm for audio. I can hear the audio but there's a lot of buzzz noise.

Stopped recording web casts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:08
Used to season pass Tekzilla from Revision3. New episodes would appear in list like other recorded content. Something changed on Premier as these are no longer recording. The web video hotlist is terrible to navigate.

I can search on tekzilla but can no longer season pass?

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Can I get iPad support from TiVoHD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:01
Is there any reasonable way watch content from a TiVo HD on an iPad? By "reasonable" I mean something that my wife can use and have no issues with? It needs to be pretty seamless content delivery to her iPad.

I got excited about the Stream for a second. It doesn't work with my HD. It looks I'd have to get a Romio and a Stream since I need OTA support.

Any other options?

Deletion of viewed streaming episodes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:35
Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere.... Set up a 1P with recording and streaming, new and repeats. I was under the impression that after viewing a streamed episode I could "delete" it from the folder thus keeping track of where I am in my viewing history of a particular program. Kinda tough to remember what episodes I've already viewed if they all keep showing up in the folder. Do I not have it set up properly or is this normal behavior?

Caption problem on 20.4.6 (verifiable)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:28
20.4.6 has introduced a problem with the display of closed captions. The captions are disappearing quicker than they should. They appear on time, but in the case of a long sentence (ex: a three line caption), by the time the speaker gets halfway thru, the captions go away. They should stay up until the speaker finishes talking. It doesn't always do it, but it does it a lot of the time.

I started noticing this about a week or two ago, but at first didn't give it much thought. Then I realized it was happening far too often. I tested it by watching the same show on a 20.4.5 Premiere. The captions stay up as they should. I actually noted on which word they disappeared, and on the Premiere it was perfect, on both my Roamios, the captions blank out too fast.

Testing: I have recorded the same show on three units, an Elite, a Roamio basic recording OTA, and a Roamio Pro. On tonight's Criminal Minds, the two Roamios both exhibited this problem. The Elite did not. I then streamed the Elite's recording to the other two, and it happens. I then streamed the Roamio's recording to the Elite, and it did not happen. Bottom line: It doesn't matter where or who recorded it, OTA or antenna, playing on a Roamio causes it, but not the Premiere. Only difference: 20.4.6

It also happens on multiple networks. I haven't tested that many, but CBS & FX (Justified last night) both have it. And I believe it is significant that both antenna & cable have it; this eliminates Comcast as a problem.

I am very attuned to how captions work and display, as I am a 100% caption viewer. This is very disconcerting, and distracts from watching TV. I will file a complaint with TiVo, but want to post here too, to see if others notice this.

Survivor Worlds Apart : "It Will Be My Revenge" OAD 3-4-2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 20:06
Whew! I thought for a bit that Jenn was a goner and I really want her to stay. Vince, on the other hand, is a "good riddance" as far as I'm concerned.

The funny thing is, Nina screwed her own cause by blabbing to Will that Vince was concerned about Will's health. I mean, we can never be sure because editing, but Will abandoned the idea of a 2-2-2 split and voted Vince out on the first try.

I'm wondering how many more eps before the tribe shuffle. My guess is week after next.

Roamio Sound Defective - PROVEN!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:56
I have had Tivos for more than 15 years. Love them. I purchased a Roamio Pro a little more than a month ago. I love its features but the sound via HDMI/Optical is defective and I can prove it. I hope someone - including Tivo support - can prove me wrong. Tivo support will not admit there is a problem. Here’s my testing and results:


Inputs to TV:
HDMI #1 - Roamio Pro (original)
HDMI #2 - Roamio Pro (replacement from Tivo Support)
HDMI #3 - Apple TV (gen 3)
HDMI #4 - LG Bluray player (3 months old)
HDMI #5 - Tivo Premiere 4
HDMI #6 - Tivo Mini (latest gen)

Outputs from TV to sound system:
#1 - Optical cable direct to amplifier (only output from TV, only input on amp)

Sound System:
Only one optical input coming from TV. No HDMI inputs.

— Confirmed each Tivo and Roamio have the latest software
— Confirmed the HDMI video and audio settings are exactly the same on all Tivos
— Play content simultaneously from all devices
— Roamio 1 - no sound
— Roamio 2 - no sound
— All other devices (including Tivo Premiere) - full Dolby sound

— When I originally called support they said this problem was caused by the latest update and that a reboot would fix it. Rebooted. No sound.

— After nearly an hour on the phone with support, they told me the Roamio was defective and shipped me a new unit. They told me that if I restored my original to factory, it would correct the sound problem.

— While waiting for the replacement Roamio, I reset the original Roamio to factory….no sound.

— I’ve swapped out all the HDMI cables and switched them between working devices and moved devices between each HDMI input (even tried them one at a time on each HDMI input)

— I’ve swapped out the optical cable 3 times.

— I’ve tried PCM instead of Dobly (on all inputs and different HDMI and optical cables)

— I’ve connected each device (Apple TV, Roamio, Premiere, Bluray, etc) individually to each HDMI input with nothing else attached. Each device sends audio via HDMI to TV and then to amp via optical. Neither Roamio will produce sound.

— Even the Tivo mini will send sound via HDMI to TV and then to amp via TV’s optical connection.

— Replacement unit with older software didn’t fix the problem

— Replacement unit with updated software and reboot didn’t fix the problem.

— Factory Reset didn’t fix the problem.

— I’ve tried all the above steps on a second TV (connecting each device individually via HDMI and a single optical cable from the TV to a sound system)…each device sent sound via HDMI to the TV and from the TV to sound system via optical EXCEPT both Roamios.

— Another poster suggested removing power cords from all the equipment and restoring power in this specific order so that HDMI signal would sync:

- Removed all power cords
- Applied power to Roamio (waited 15 mins to finish boot),
- Applied power to TV (waited 5 mins)
- Applied power to sound system
= No sound from Roamio

I have swapped out cables multiple times, used different input devices and used different TVs…this problem is hardware agnostic. The only common denominator is the Roamio. Regardless of audio settings, HDMI settings, resolution, etc, etc….the Roamio will not produce sound via HDMI/optical unless it’s optical cable is connected directly to the sound system.

I am not going to purchase a new sound system with multiple HDMI or optical inputs only because the Roamio’s sound is defective.

I hope Tivo support or someone on this forum can (PLEASE) prove me wrong.

Comcast, cablecards, and local channel numbers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:42
Hey gang,
What should I expect with Comcast and a cablecard in regards to HD local channel mapping? I am a DirecTV customer right now and my locals are what they are. On my parents X1 system they are also 'normal' local numbers. Prior to the X1, my parents had to use weird channel numbers i.e. 234 was local channel 9 in HD.

Thanks for any input on this!

How far apart are the mini mounting holes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:12
I am making a custom bracket for my mini and curious if anyone knows how far apart the holes are? I forgot to measure before I left for work...

I am guessing 6" on center, but that is a total guess.

Desktop Plus noobie questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:59
I just downloaded and installed Desktop plus - put in my media access key, Tivo sign in, etc. and then added the picture folders from my PC. No problems or errors.

But when I go to my Mini and select Music & Photos, there are the usual entries (Picasa, etc.) but not my photo's folders. Does it take a while for them to show up, or does this not work with Minis?

Also, assuming I do get them to show up eventually, I'm wondering about the best way to add the folders for what I want to do. I want to be able to shuffle through all the folders dated 1999-2015. On my PC, these yearly folders are sub-folders residing in a My Pictures folder. My Pictures also contains documentation folders I don't want to shuffle through. So would I be better to add My Pictures and then Remove the sub-folders I don't want showing, or add the sub-folders I do want individually? I guess I'm wondering if I add them individually will I be able to pick a shuffle mode that will go through all of them or can you only pick one folder at a time?

I was hoping to also be able to download recordings to my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro but it looks like only Apple products are supported for that at this time. Hopefully that will change.

Thanks for any help.

Duplicate channels (not SD/HD)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:21
My Tivo Premiere suddenly has duplicate channels for many of the stations (i.e., channel 5 KTLA is listed twice in the guide with the same channel number and station name). Not all of the channels are duplicated but it includes a mix of local channels and cable channels. I can deselect the duplicate channels in Settings->Channels->Channel List and they are removed from the guide. I am on Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles. I rebooted Tivo and I also repeated guided setup. Neither action fixed the problem and I still have duplicate channels in my channel list.


Better Call Jimmy! No Really, You Can.

TiVo Blog - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:38
One of the greatest things about TiVo is it’s ability to pause a show to give you a glimpse of something you might have otherwise missed. It didn’t take long for show creators to start adding in Easter Eggs that only viewers with this magical ability would be able to find; but in the last few years, some have taken it a bit further. For years, whenever a character in a movie or TV show mentioned a phone number, they used the semi-fictional “555” telephone exchange (with a few, notable exceptions). But Continue Reading

Marvel's Agents of Shield "Aftershocks" 3/3/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:35
I haven't finished the ep yet, but thought I'd get the party started!

Premiere slow connecting to recorded shows after one pass update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:56
Anyone else notice it takes a few seconds to connect to a recorded show after the one pass update? I restarted but still didn't fix it. I get the round dots spinning until it connects

However if there are a few recordings in one folder and I choose

"play all in this group" I get no delay. Strange


Justified S06E07 03/03/2015 "The Hunt"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:32
Well, this was a set-up episode for sure, but I still really liked it. Any time we get to see Art, or Tim and Raylan, or, yes thank you, Winona! it's a good episode no matter what.

One thing I'm concerned about is that Winona seems to have given Raylan the go-ahead to stay in Harlan. I really, really don't want to see that happen. The last episode of the series should have Raylan going off somewhere else to live with Winona and his daughter, just like the first episode of the series had him coming back to Harlan.

I'm wondering about Boyd. He talks such a good game with Ava but he clearly doesn't trust her and I don't see that changing. Once she tells him everything she told Raylan and the Marshals, and he gets no more use out of flipping her, I don't see good things for Ava. Of course, maybe she's smart enough to have figured that out as well... I guess we'll see!

I'm wondering who the next set of bad guys is; Tim and Raylan decimated Ty's gang but there's still too much show left to go without a new crew of idiot criminals to be running around :p

TivoHD says service is inactive?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:49
I've had my TivoHD for years, and have never had a problem until now. I haven't recently changed anything.

My account is up to date according to tivo.com (cc hasn't expired, etc.)
In System Information says my account is in good standing.
I can connect to the tivo service fine.

But when I try to go to the guide, is says my service is not currently active. If I go to tivo.com/activate and enter my service number, it says I already have service!

I know tivo support is my best bet, but they're closed right now.

This sucks. I can't use the guide or record anything. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Can Roamio's 3TB disk be cloned?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:44
I'm experiencing some numerous freezing of playback of recorded shows on my Roamio's 3TB drive.

Interesting enough, when I rewind back to the same spot, it does not freeze as before.

I suspect the hard drive maybe going bad.

I have another spare 3TB drive. Can I use my hard drive duplicator to make a copy of the old drive and put the new drive back to Roamio and expect it to work?


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