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Help with a mystery - no sound recording programs with TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 16:55
OK, here's a mystery I hope someone can solve cuz it's driving me crazy. Don't know if it's a TiVo issue of a cable issue.

My info: TiVo Series 2 (WISH I could afford to upgrade), Samsung 22" Flat screen model UN22F5000, Cisco Explorer 4642HDC digital box from Time Warner.

My tv finally gave up the ghost and crapped out on me so I upgraded and purchased an HD flat screen TV. After replacing my digital cable box with an HD on from Time Warner I hooked everything up and turned the TV on. Picture was grainy. And when I transferred a program from one room to the other, it had as very low volume (which could not be turned up) and even grainier picture. Not knowing what the problem was I called Time Warner and they sent out a technician. I honestly don't think the guy knew what he was doing. But he managed to change some cables around - connecting the TiVo to the TV with the audio / video cables (red, yellow and white ones) and telling me to watch the HD via AV source, not TV. This worked! Perfect picture. The sound problem I fixed by putting the volume up all the way on the TV (unable to adjust volume of the cable box) and plugging in a pair of computer speakers and turning up and down the volume in my room that way.

The Mystery: Now some of the shows I record are muted. The TV is NOT muted and it doesn't happen EVERY recording. It's a crap shoot if it'll record with sound. With the recordings that are muted, I have not been watching to know if the TV is muted when recording or if there's sound but records muted. I've made some changes to the cables hoping to fix this issue.The TV is now connect via the audio / video cables AND the coaxial cable. When I first looked I saw that the A&V cable was only going IN on the TiVo box and OUT from the TV so I also connected another set of A&V cable to go from the TiVo to the Cable box. None of this fixed the problem. Still record muted sometimes. I checked my suggestion folder. I had three programs recorded back to back. I checked the top one (recorded 8 - 9 am) and it had sound. I checked the next one down (7 - 8 am) it had NO sound.

Is this a TiVo issue or a Cable issue? I have no idea. This all started after I purchased and connected the flat screen . Can it be the Cable's issue? But it's TiVo that does the recordings so is it a TiVo issue? I'm at a loss....

Anyone have any ideas?

Roamio does not record scheduled shows, no conflict

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 14:04
Mostly my Roamio is working as expected, but for couple of shows I just can't get it to record them properly.

For these shows
- there is no conflict (in fact it is the only show to be recorded at that time)
- I temporarily set it to record all (new and old, all seasons) - just to make sure that I am not somehow inadvertently restricting what is to be recorded
-there is no double checkmark ever present for any episode(in upcoming)
- the show will record if I manually force it - in such a case the option will be "record again" which makes absolutely no sense because it is a first showing, with a future date, so there is no way it could have been recorded previously

I really don't know what is going on here - I never had this problem with my old tivo

Add a box, pay double?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:56
I have a Premiere XL to record OTA now and am considering a second box in our RV. The RV box would be for both OTA or campground-provided cable. I just wanted to confirm that if I add a second box I have to pay another full subscription for that box, there is no multi-unit discount? About $28? Seems a crazy price per month for a programming guide. TIA

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TiVo App: Any way to set up a manual recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 10:56
Nascar was rained out yesterday and I forgot to set a manual recording for its rescheduled time today (doesn't show in the guide.) Now I'm at work and tried to find a manual recording option in the TiVo App but could not find it. Am I blind or is there not an option for it?

Thanks for the help.

Premier Lifetime for $99 or Roamio OTA?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 09:43
Been on UVerse for a couple of years and Tivo just sent me a letter offering to get lifetime on my old Premier for $99. I actually have 2 premier's (one I've never used) in the attic, wondering if they'll give me the same deal on the second one too.

I've been thinking about going back to OTA for a while now anyway so here's my question to you all: should stick with the Premier(s) or is the $50 Roamio OTA that much of a better machine (even with it's $15/mo fee) that I should just go that way?

pyTiVo - Automation?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:12
I'm sure others have been down this path; I'm just not sure where to begin my search.

Here's my situation:

1. I acquire video content from a number of sources using manual and automated means
2. This content is stored under a common parent folder (ex: \Media\)
3. I currently use pyTiVo to manually push selected content to my TiVo
4. I then manually perform the necessary housekeeping to remove old content from \Media folders

So, here is my automation question - Is this something like this possible?:

1. Periodically scan the \Media folder structure for newly arrived programs
2. When found, Automatically push to TiVo using pyTiVo
3. Kill the programs from \Media folder upon transfer
4. Rinse-Repeat on a schedule

Any suggestions or pointers are welcome.


Premiere Elite/XL4 with Lifetime & Extra Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 06:47
This little guy served me well. $419.99 buy it now on ebay.


New Mini remote wont work!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 01:41
I'm not having much luck with my new Mini. I can't get MoCa going (as I have stated in another post) and now the remote stopped working. It won't even light up. I tried new batteries and nothing. Can anyone offer some help?

Amazing Race did NOT record.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:48
For some reason I can NOT get the Amazing Race to record ANYMORE.

For 2 years I have had a Season pass now One Pass for this show.

The other day I thought it didn't air because nothing taped.

I find out it DID air and the Tivo just didn't record it.

I go to the history and to do list and NOTHING is there for this show. I check all the settings and everything is correct.

So I cancel the Pass and create a new one, After the new one is created it does NOT show the show in the to do list.

It also is my number 1 show in my list to make sure there are no conflicts.

What's going on?

Also, no recordings for this program show up in history anywhere. Nothing in History or To do list. However the past recordings are still in the box either in guide or in deleted. There is just no log of the recordings.

Can't connect to MoCa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:09
Hello everyone, I have a brand new Roamio Plus and 2 Tivo Minis. I can't connect to MoCa on the Mini. I have a direct Ethernet connection from the Router to the Roamio. I have MoCa enabled on the Roamio. I have the POE filter installed where the cable comes into the house but MoCa will not work. I tried a Powerline adapter and was able to finish the Mini setup but it says it cant find the Living Room DVR (what I named the Roamio). This is very frustrating. I really want to use MoCa. Can anyone guide me here? Thanks!!!

Orphan Black 4/25/15 "Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:59
I guess boy clones are into threesomes...

The boy clone actor has maybe even more of a challenge than Tatiana, since the boy clones seem to be more similar, so he can’t distinguish them with wildly different personalities. On the other hand, he doesn’t have to find several different ways to make them likable.

“Fist me.” “FIST you?!?”

If there’s one thing scarier than the thought of Alison as a politician, it’s Alison as a drug dealer. What a shock that she’s about three steps ahead of Donnie!

I wonder who thought waterboarding Helena was ever going to end well for the torturers? Or maybe she’ll just let it slide. Forgive and forget.

Seth is crazy. Seth is a boy clone. All boy clones are crazy. True or false?

HDMI connection not permitted

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:13
OK, so I went on vacation for a week and come back to no picture.

Premiere XL4 w Xfinity cable card Software: 20.4.6a.RC1-01-2-758

Every TV channel, every recorded show display the error message below with no picture or audio.
Netflix videos and the YouTube app work fine.
Also, I do have uploaded videos in the My Shows list which play fine.

I tried rebooting, reseating the cablecard, changed HDMI port on TV, replaced HDMI cable. Nothing fixed the error. I don't have a component cable handy tonight, but that should work. But I DON'T want to have to use a component cable because the HDMI cable has worked fine for the past 2 years.

How do I fix this? Was it the 20.4.6a update that caused this? HELP!

Issues with My XL4 since update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:03

Long Long time lurker/reader here (great community you have here with tons of info). Some specs on my tivo

Software: 20.4.6a.RC1-01-2-758
RS Corrected/Uncorrected: 0/0 (rarely do I have any at all)
SNR: 34-36 depending on time/day
Signal Strength: 95-97% again depending on time/day
My cable card is paired correctly which has been verified by tivo/comcrap many times
Misc Cables: 1 splitter which is brand new, all wires from the wall to my tivo are as old as my xl4 is which I purchased in August 2014

I think that covers everything so my issues that have me debating dropping tivo..

Issue 1: Ever since (it seems at least) they came out with the one pass update I've had nothing but issues. The biggest most frustrating issue is what I call "digital noise". In a nutshell what happens is I record any show on any channel and sometime through the show there is a hiccup in my signal/digital noise appears on my screen and now when I try to transfer the show over to my pc (as I watch stuff on my ipad) it only transfers over up to digital noise then stops. It doesn't matter if I use tivos old free desktop or the new paid one or kmtgg it stops everytime. I've tried pausing it on the spot that has the digital noise and slowly fast forwarding through it while its transferring. Nothing the recording is basically useless unless I watch it on my tv. Which defeats the purpose of me owning a tivo basically. Now I know it isn't my cable card as I've swapped cable cards many times and I've seen no difference. The digital noise issue is completely random, it doesn't seem to matter if I record sd/hd/noon/8pm/2am/etc. To be blunt, tivo has been extremely useless with this issue. I've even been told my internet connection isn't fast enough to transfer over the file from my tivo and that is why its incomplete......wtf? I have a 125MBps Down 20MBps Up Connection, I work with computers and the internet all day long I know my connection is fine.

Issue 2: GUIDE! Holy CRAP! WTF happened here?!?!? am I the only one on comcrap (CT area) with the worst guide in history? I completely understand tivo doesn't do the guide it comes from TMS who gets it from the cable companies. I understand again that once you get deep into the guide (around 1 1/2 weeks-2 weeks mark) you will find some "To Be Announced" I'm fine with that. But when the to be announced never go away and never update I have a problem with that. I have huge blocks of "to be announced" like 5am to 9pm then 9pm to 3am the following day. I connect to tivo services just fine, its connect through a RJ5 cable as my tivo is an arm reach from my router. I connect to their server probably 3-4 times a day with 0 updates. I've redone my guided setup so many times I can probably be a level 1 tech support employee for them. I've done the advanced guided setup (where instead of letting tivo ask you what channels you have, you select the cable package).

I'm a month away from just dropping tivo completely. I have so many tickets opened it is seriously sad. Has anyone had anything like these issues? They sent me a new tivo in exchange for this tivo cause they thought it was broken.....that tivo didnt' even boot up it was dead in the box.

YouTube buffering issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:32
Ever since wonderful TiVo took away the download manager it has been impossible to watch anything on YouTube. Whether directly through the TiVo menu for YouTube or if I stream it through my iOS device. No issues on my devices or computer but only when going through TiVo
Any possible solutions would help.
Doing speed tests on my internet I'm getting between 50-60 download speeds and 25-30 upload

Thanks, worst thing TiVo did was disable the download manager

20/20 The Bruce Jenner interview

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:11
I'm surprised there's not a thread yet. I applaud him, I could only imagine how difficult it would be for the average Joe to come out, add fame and I'm sure that significantly multiplies it. I wish Bruce all the happiness in the world.

Tivo mini live TV top corner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:21
Hi, just set up a tivo mini and have a question. Live the roamio box when you have the tivo central open on your screen the TV channel you have on live will display in the top right corner of your screen.
I can't seem to get that to happen on the mini? Are you able to do that with the mini? . Thanks

Mini and MOCA - switching from ethernet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:14
Just a tip: My Mini was working fine on Ethernet but I had to free up a port so I decided to switch over to MOCA and use the existing cable line.

The MOCA unit came up fine but the Mini refused to connect despite me going through the setup several times. Troubleshooting was weird, all the diagnostics were different each time I ran them. Sometimes it would say the DNS was wrong, sometimes the Ports test failed. It wouldn't connect to Tivo hq and I couldn't ping the Mini. I concluded the cable was somehow bad.

On a chance I rebooted the Mini - and suddenly it started working! Everything tested fine and the Mini works perfectly.

So make sure you reboot the Mini!

The Big Bang Theory [04/23/2015] - The Graduation Transmission

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 08:16
Leonard: My point is, while you're spending all this time on your own. Building computers or practicing your cello, what you're really doing is becoming interesting. When people finally do notice you, they're gonna find someone a lot cooler than they thought. And for those of you that were popular in high school, it's over, sorry. Thank you. Congratulations.


Nest/Dropcam “Smart Device” Passes Thru FCC?

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 07:30

File this one under pure speculation… Beyond showing up as a new FCC listing, we know next to nothing about this Google “Smart Device.” Some have concluded it’s a Google Glass update. However, I find that unlikely given the naming convention (CAP1 vs X1) and seeking approval for just a single band of low energy Bluetooth. It’s been a long while […]

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Can Roamio DVRs be used with standard definition tvs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 02:55
Will the Roamio DVRs work with standard def TVs? I noticed the base Roamio doesn't appear to have any video out jacks on it.

If you can use them on SD TVs, how are the menus and the output aspect ration handled?



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