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Survivor Cagayan : "They Look Like Morgan's Boobs" : OAD 4-23-2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:00
Okay, I know that's not the proper name of the episode, but it should be. Best. Line. Of. The. Season. :D

Tribal was a let down. It had so much potential. I so wanted Spencer & co to vote Tony and Tony & co to vote Spencer and have both idols come out. I really don't like the idea of the special power idol, and getting it out immediately would have been best. I'm curious what the rules of the revote would have been like.

So long to Jeremiah, we hardly knew ya. I really hope Tasha and Spencer find a way to hang around.

And Tasha winning immunity again! Great work by her.

I'm liking the way this is shaping up. :)

TWC lineup change issues - need advice.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:21
Today channel lineup change occurred. I re-did the channel lineup settings, rebooted the tuning adapter and everything looks good except now I've got a few of my local channels in the lower 800's (ie: local ABC, CBS, NBC) as well as where they are supposed to be, in the 1200's.

When I look at my season passes, all of my CBS recordings want to record on channel 803, which is some spanish channel, but it's listed in the guide as a CBS channel (too).

What should I do to fix this?

1) Remove/re-add any season passes correctly? This still leaves incorrect channel numbers in the 800's.

2) Re-do the guided setup? Don't know what I could do differently to fix this since I did it once already.

or wait it out and hope it fixes itself?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Low volume and overmodulated audio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:39
I have a Roamio Plus, first TiVo I have owned, which replaced a Comcast HD tuner last fall.

On the Comcast tuner, my general listening level for my TV was set to 12 or Receiver -40db, as soon as I connected the TiVo I had to adjust my listening level to TV 20 or Receiver -30db. Same with the TiVo Mini in the bedroom, the TV went from 15 to 25.

I don't have much issue with increasing the volume from what I use to have it at, but this is only a symptom of a more annoying issue. I hear it more pronounced on certain channels, like CBS and Fox, but the audio is overmodulated, some voice distort when they hit certain tones, like male news casters or one that I notice a lot, Harold on CBS's Person of Interest.

Another sign that the Roamio has low volume is that I now have it passthrough the Xbox One and when going from TV watching to playing a game the volume of the Xbox is much louder than the Roamios volume, a volume level on par with what it would be with the Comcast tuner, so I must constantly adjust the volume as a transition between Xbox and TiVo or when I change inputs to old Xbox or DVD player.

I had a ticket open with TiVo about the issue, it sounds like the next step is to contact Comcast to check the line issues. I am just curious if anyone else has experienced this issue. I tried searching the forums and found some low volume threads, but none seem to be quite the same issue or mention any overmodulation.

Do you think it's line issue? A cablecard issue? Something Comcast can resolve or do you think this is just something with the TiVo?

Thank you :)

My ticket if it helps anyone:
Spoiler:
Quote: Response (Corina) 02/25/2014 11:36 AM
Hello Ryan,

Thank you for the updated information you provided. I have read through the previous contacts as well and would be glad to continue helping you with your ongoing audio issue.

We don't have an in-home service available, although there are custom installers you can find at https://www.tivo.com/find-store any time who may be able to help as well. However, there is still definitely a problem on the signal that you provided - the RS values should both be 0, while you reported a value over over 100,000 on one channel. RS values refer to errors on the cable line, and RS Corrected specifically can affect audio. We would want to try to improve this signal as much as possible, such as by using a different cable between the TiVo box and the cable from the wall to see if this affects the diagnostics at all. If it stays the same, or if it's only a few channels that seem to be affected, you may need to contact Comcast to make sure the incoming signal is clean. As their cable boxes interpret signal a little differently from the TiVo box, it may not be evident from all devices.

With that in mind, are the audio issues also occurring when using the apps such as YouTube or Netflix? Have you tried using a different HDMI port on the TV or a different type of audio cord, such as the yellow/white stereo cables?

Please let us know and thanks again.

Please continue to use reference number 140211-019368 for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


Sincerely,
Corina

TiVo Customer Support Representative
www.tivo.com/support
http://forums.tivo.com Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/24/2014 07:05 PM
Is there any in-home service available? Or is there a method to record a sample of the issue? The lower volume and distortion is easily heard in person, but it appears that the numbers from the device are suggesting it should be ok.

Thank you, I appreciate the support.
Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/19/2014 10:38 PM
Thanks Janee, Comcast put in new cables a couple years ago, Comcast's cable comes in through the floor directly to the TiVo. I set the audio to PCM and it sounds the same. The audio was fine with the Comcast STB, the audio issue was apparent as soon as I switched fron Comcast STB to TiVo.
Quote: Response (Janee) 02/18/2014 01:52 PM
Hello Ryan,

Thank you for your reply. I would be happy to continue assisting you with this.

The RS values your previous email included is definitely too high. Ideally, both RS values should be at 0 - when we're seeing something as high as 111010, it indicates errors on the cable signal. I'd recommend replacing any coaxial cabling from the wall to the Roamio, including any splitters, boosters or attenuators you may have connected.

Additionally, have you attempted adjusting your audio settings? Go to TiVo Central > Messages & Settings > Settings > Audio. If you have Dolby selected, change it to PCM. Does this make any difference?

Please continue to use 140211-019368 as the reference number for this inquiry. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.

Sincerely,
Janeé

TiVo Customer Support Representative
www.tivo.com/support
http://forums.tivo.com Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/18/2014 11:03 AM
I just realized I made a mistake on the corrected/uncorrected for FOX 113 and got them reversed (typed it on a tablet).

The tuner has been on FOX all night, it is now

RS Corrected: 111010
RS Uncorrected: 0 Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/18/2014 10:58 AM
Oops sorry I overlooked that.

CBS channel 107
Signal Strength: 92%

FOX channel 113
Signal Strength: 91%

I tried to record the audio, but you can not hear the distortion in the playback very well. I could hear it, but I knew what I was listening for. I wish there was a way to demonstrate the issue. Quote: Response (James) 02/18/2014 09:00 AM
Hello Ryan,

I would be glad to continue helping you with the updated information you provided.

We will need the Signal Strength for those channels as well.

Please continue to use reference number 140211-019368 for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


Sincerely,
James

TiVo Customer Support Representative
www.tivo.com/support
http://forums.tivo.com Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/17/2014 11:20 PM
Thank you Anthony, it was especially annoying on CBS tonight, the channel it is most noticeable on.


CBS channel 107
SNR: 35 dB
RS Corrected: 575
RS Uncorrected: 0

FOX channel 113
SNR: 34 dB
RS Corrected: 0
RS Uncorrected: 9 Quote: Response (Anthony) 02/13/2014 12:23 PM
Hello Ryan,

I would be glad to continue helping you with the updated information you provided.

Since this is happening on both TiVo devices and replacing the HDMI cable did not fix it, the next thing we are going to want to look at is the Cable Signal Strength. First I'd like to have you go out to Live TV and tune to two channels that this happens on frequently for us. After that, please press the record button on these channels. Next, could you go to TiVo Central > Settings and Messages > Account & System Info > DVR Diagnostics?

In that menu, I'd like to have you gather the following information for each of the tuners that the Roamio Plus DVR has:

Signal Strength:

SNR:

RS Corrected:

RS Uncorrected:

Please continue to use reference number 140211-019368 for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


Sincerely,
Anthony

TiVo Customer Support Representative
www.tivo.com/support
http://forums.tivo.com Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/12/2014 07:03 PM
Thank, I have tried another hdmi cable with the same result.

I would like to add that the TiVo Mini I got for our bedroom at the same time as the Roamio also has lower volume than it did with it's the Comcast box, I'm not sure if that is passed on from the Roamio. Quote: Response (James) 02/12/2014 10:28 AM
Hello Ryan,

Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I would be glad to help you with your audio concerns.

The first thing we will want to check is to make sure it isn't an issue with any of the cables. If you can, try a different HDMI cable. You will want to disconnect the power from your TiVo box, swap out the HDMI cable and then power the TiVo box back up.

Please continue to use reference number 140211-019368 for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.


Sincerely,
James

TiVo Customer Support Representative
www.tivo.com/support
http://forums.tivo.com Quote: Customer (Ryan Snook) 02/11/2014 09:38 PM
Hello,

I have had the TiVo Roamio for a few months and have an issue with audio quality. First thing I noticed since transitioning from my Comcast STB was that the volume is much lower on the Roamio. I have to turn up the volume more than I have to with the Comcast box, Xbox or DVD player to achieve the same volume. This I can live with, however I believe it is a sign of what is causing a much more annoying issue, overmodulated audio while watching live or recorded shows. When people talk it sounds distorted and buzzy at certain tones. This I can not live with and need to find a solution. I hope there is a known resolution, thank you.

Ryan Snook

Amazon App and your Amazon Movie Queue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:34
Signing in and linking the Tivo-amazon app with your amazon prime account for movie and TV has no option that I can see for accessing your existing amazon purchases from your amazon media library.
I have a few movies I bought long ago and they have always displayed in the purchased queue on amazon prime. But with the tivo-amazon app, how or can one access their amazon purchased queue?
All this amazon app appears to be for is renting or purchasing but where is there access to your queue on the tivo for re-downloading?
Or even the ability to access your amazon account on the tivo-amazon app after linking up the unit.
If you were to buy, not rent but buy a movie using the tivo-amazon app, how could you have re-access to those purchases if they were deleted off the box.
I don't see any way to re-download purchases or access your amazon queue.
Am I not seeing this option?
Hope this makes sense.

The Mindy Project S02E19 "Think Like a Peter" 04/15/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:58
This is not last night's episode! I haven't seen it yet as I'm out of the country.

This episode is: "Peter convinces Mindy to tag along with him to a bar to help her overcome her recent heartbreak. Feeling shunned by Mindy, Danny seeks someone new to talk to at work and turns to Morgan and Tamra after finding out about their scandalous secret. " - Wikipedia

I was a latecomer to The Mindy Project, I started late in season 1. But I'm already getting tired of it. It's the same old recycled stuff almost every episode. I think if they did more with the office and less with Mindy dating that would help. We can only watch her make the same mistakes so many times before it just doesn't work.

I do love Peter and would like more of him. It was pretty funny when Peter realized he was an a-hole just like Max Greenfield's character. Also, could Max Greenfield be more hilarious and awesome? I wish he was in everything.

Silicon Valley S01E03 "Articles of Incorporation" 04/20/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:52
For discussion of the third episode of the season.

I haven't seen it yet, but the title of the episode has some promise.

Silicon Valley S01E02 "The Cap Table" 04/13/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:51
For discussion of the second episode of the first season. I haven't watched it yet, but people seem to think it was better!

Please make turning closed captions on/off easier

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:24
Do I really need to enter my 4-digit parental lock code to turn closed captions off? Is there a way this setting can be moved out of that menu tree so that it's unsecured? Maybe even make it a button on the TiVo remote itself? We use it at our house, but only one person needs it and others prefer to turn it off when that person isn't watching too ... right now it's pretty inconvenient to do so.

known hdmi issue with Samsung tv

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:51
I find it hard to believe TiVo doesn't ask what tv you're connecting a new box to. The reason they should ask is there are known issues with hdmi connections (Samsung), and better to address these issues before the box is shipped and the customer has to research what is happening and then be faced with returning the new box.

The Tomorrow People 4/21/2014 "A Sort Of Homecoming"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:40
This episode was so dumb that I wanted to punch my tv in the face.

Roger recovers from a bullet to the chest and being frozen for ten years and everybody's mad at him because he wants to reconnect with his family for a day or two? Little Miss Monochrome Monotone somehow thinks she's his boss and can order him to remain in the lair? John fights a guy who was in a frozen coma for ten years because his gf has one of her weekly hissy fits? This part was so bad that I turned the tv to some other show. I only finished the episode today because I saw an episode thread for it on i09.

I liked Hillary but had to roll my eyes when she showed the Founder the bomb and said "I have a bomb!" or something like that before going boom. Unfortunately, the Founder can teleport, you big dummy, and showing him the bomb strapped to your chest more than likely ensured that you're the only person who got blown to smithereens.

I know this is brainless entertainment but the people on this show are really stupid. That, and I really, really can't stand Cara.

Latest update rendered Tivo Romeo unable to be used with Xbox One as pass through

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:57
Latest update makes rewind and fast forward features as well as Netflix and Amazon not work when using Xbox One as pass through. It took 3 weeks for Tivo to tell me I had to disconnect my Xbox from the Tivo. This really sucks as the pass through feature was awesome. Voice command to change channels, fast forward, etc..
Anyone figure out a fix for this?

The Following S2E14 "The Silence"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:54
Is anyone still watching?

This week's episode something finally happened that has been a long time coming. Most annoying character of series is gone! finally! (then again, is anyone ever really dead in this series?)

I wish someone would tabulate how often Mike has been captured by followers. I swear it's a plot element about every third episode.

The entire FBI sitting in a room waiting for Ryan and Mike to get to the Church before heading there themselves, that was a given. Ryan and Mike going in on their own without backup, also a given. IIRC, Ryan even joked about it.

I yelled at the screen when Ryan and Mike watched the followers attach bombs to the upstairs windows, and then took absolutely no steps to disarm those bombs after the followers walked away, leaving the rest of the FBI with no entry to the building. Then I remember what series I was watching, and realized it was alright.

Upgrading tivos have a few questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:04
I work on the road 20 out of the 30+/- days a month so I rely on my tivo to record and I just log into my pc and transfer over whatever records nightly. Everything is dandy

recently I decided it as time to retire the ole tivohd and upgrade to a premiere. I know I'll have a different mediakey as its a different unit. I have a bunch of videos I've yet to watch is there an easy way to just convert them to ts or mpeg? preferrably in a batch mode of some sort? I know videoredo works wonders but I have seriously close to a TB of videos..looking for something a little less painful to think about :)

Fargo 102 - The Rooster Prince (04/22/14)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:54
The new Police Chief has the worst instincts of any cop one could imagine. LOL!

Interesting that the new hitmen from Fargo include a deaf goon with mutton chops. It's funny interpreting his sign language. I wonder if there is any validity to it, or is he like the guy who crashed Nelson Mandela's funeral to provide the signing to the world.

Nice to get a little background on Carradine's character as a former cop who was shot while on the job.

And BillyBob continues to influence the people around him without allowing anyone to faze him. His new ID is as a pastor ... "have a blessed day" indeed!

And taking a dump in front of the Grocery King's henchman? LOL! When he reached for the book, I thought for sure he was going to use a page as toilet paper. :eek::D

Ad hijacking TCF on iOS mobile safari

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:38
I've got some weird iPhone and TCF behavior going on. I am on iOS 7 on an iPhone 5s using mobile Safari. When I visit TCF, I am being hijacked by an ad for an app that is then opening the App Store to the download page for the app. I am not clicking on anything. Sometimes it happens when I visit the main forum list. Sometimes when I click into a forum or even into a thread. The app is Jelly Splash.

Premiere with Lifetime, 2TB for sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:11
I've got an excellent condition TiVo Premiere (model TCD746320) with Lifetime for sale. Upgraded with a 2TB hard drive; comes with original box, cables, remote.

$300 shipped.

TiVO SD & HD menus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:58
I have two Premieres hooked up to older TVs in a basement area. First one is a 4-tuner premiere hooked up to an old school 36" CRT Panasonic TV. While it can't display an HD quality picture, this Premiere allows me to use the HD style menus. Basically, the one with the live picture in the upper right area.

I have another 2-tuner Premiere hooked up to a 32" Sony CRT television. However, it will not display any kind of HD style menus like the 4-tuner model. It can ONLY display the old SD menus.

I thought the 2 were more or less the same, but maybe not. is there a reason I can't get the HD style menus on the 2-tuner like I can with the 4-tuner premiere (when they are both hooked up to SD sets)?

Roamio + & Mini Hookup & Charter Communications

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:28
To purchase a Roamio Plus and a couple of Mini's. Have questions in regards to hookup, local cable co., and your experiences.

The Hookup:
Will use the cable in house as the hard wire hookup between the Roamio and Minis. An internet connection is not available at each TV location.

When reading Roamio reviews on amazon I noticed people frequently purchased a MoCA "POE" Filter when also connecting mini's. It seems as if the Mini's work better when a filter is connected. However, less clear was where and how to hookup the filter. Can you help?

Charter Communications in upper MI:
Has Charter provided the proper cablecard to work with Roamio? If so, can I pick it up or do they require an appointment for them to come and install it themselves?

Your Experience:
In your experiences of the hookup what else should I have, be prepared for, or do when hooking up TIVO?

Thank you in advance for your help.

AOL On on Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:20
I've been trying to figure out how to get the AOL On icon off of my My Shows screen on my Mini. After cold rebooting both my Roamio and my Mini, the icon remains only on my Mini. I shut it off over a month ago on my Roamio.

So yesterday I contact Tivo support and they tell me to go to the Channels menu in Settings on the Mini. Of course there is no Channels menu in the Settings on the Mini because it syncs with the Roamio. So I explain that to them (why am I explaining how the Mini works to a Tivo support rep???) and then they tell me that I need to put in a feature request to have that screen added to the Mini.

*sigh*

Anyone know how to get rid of the AOL On icon from my Mini's My Shows screen?

Using my Roamio to play back recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:11
I have a Roamio Basic and have installed a 2T hard drive. We record more programs than we can watch quickly and we like to travel in our RV. Since the Roamio is not big and bulky can I simply unplug it and take it with us just to play back the recordings we have on our TV in the RV? I guess I can just try it without asking on this forum but I thought someone might have experience.

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