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Roamio Basic Not Displaying Live or Pre-Recorded Content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:08
Having an issue with my Roamio basic. This box is coming up on one year old, and is set up for OTA only.

When I came home from work on Friday, I tried to watch a pre-recorded show, and the screen went black. The progress indicator (normally a green bar across the bottom) was empty as well. After alternately pushing play and pause with no response, I tried the Tivo button which resulted in the familiar chime, but the screen stayed black (and didn't return to Tivo Central). After several minutes of nothing displaying no matter what button was pressed, the box rebooted.

After a reboot, I can navigate menus up until the point when I want to access either Live TV, or pre-recorded programming - at which point it displays the behavior above. If I don't try to access content, the box is stable, but going to DVR diagnostics displays a blank screen, no information populates.

The hard drive in this Roamio is a 3TB WD30EURS installed in January of this year. Running kickstart tests, the drive passes the SMART test, but fails the overnight test.

I have gone ahead and ordered a WD30EURX drive to swap in, and also ordered a more robust power supply (based on the info in this thread http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=519901) because it's possible that the wall wart is on the cusp of not being able to sufficiently power a large replacement drive.

What does everyone think?

STAVRA and the potential death of CableCARD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:15
In full disclosure, Harold Feld is a friend of mine, but has worked for a consumer advocate for telecomm for years.

Background information, which many of us probably are familiar with:


The actual meat of the article:


As a summary, the bill in question has language in it that will kill CableCARD in a couple of years with no strong requirement that they replace it with something else. For us who own Tivos, this is a pretty big deal, because as much as we know CableCARD sucks, it is how we are able to use Tivo with our cable provider.

List of SDV channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:03
Is there a source for finding which channels are SDV? Either on the tivo itself, or a website?

Specifically looking for TWC in Kansas City (MO side)

TiVo Winter Update to Feature Amazon, Vudu, and Mobile Improvements

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:25
TiVo’s Winter Update nears release. And, as you can see from the pic above, it’s headlined by mobile streaming enhancements along with the previously disclosed Amazon and Vudu apps. While Vudu and its Ultraviolet library tie-in an entirely new (and welcome) TiVo offering, Amazon Instant is a long overdue update that brings the full fledged streaming app experience… […]


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:09

TWC channel lineup changed - What's HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:03
Just like most of the rest of the country, TWC has finally consolidated all of the channels into that new format, where it's broadcasting both HD and SD on one channel and then auto detect. I've rerun the guided setup and all channels show up fine, but it seems like everything I have watched so far on the 100 and greater channels is all SD quality, especially with the premium channels HBO, etc.

Has anyone else noticed this?

When I called TWC tech support they said that everything is not going to be broadcast as HD on those channels. The problem with that, is when I record movies I want to make sure I record the HD versions not the SD versions, hence the reason we all pay extra money for the HD package.

The HD/SD option is no longer available when Recording, so has anyone figured out a way to make sure that only the HD version is being recorded?

How do I stop Wish Lists and Season Pass from recording HD when SD is available

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 22:05
I get my locals in both HD and SD. Sometimes when I'm home I like to watch HD, but when I record I prefer SD. I know the TIVO can tag a Wish List or Season pass to "HD Only" but where is the "SD only"?

The TIVO keeps recording the HD version of the programs when a SD version is available at the same time. I don't need nor want the HD and want to maximize space for local news which I record several times a day. I always want the SD versions to take precedence over HD if the program appears on both my channel.

Can't stream NFL games to iPad?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 21:43
I've tried several times to stream a couple of today's games to my iPad (mostly trying to wander to the refrigerator for a beer, or to the garden to pick tomatoes).

Every single time, I eventually get an error. The most recent is "Can't stram show now. An unknown error occurred".

I'm 10 feet from the wireless N router . . . I watched other things on it from the recorded list the other day (taunting teenagers walking into their room with their favorite program on my iPad).

It tells me it's setting up the session, and then bombs. I've also had longer messages, which lead to try to (re-) set up streaming.

Now, it's "Problem with streaming Device/There was a problem connecting to your streaming device/Start Setup/Not now"

This in my iPad 3. I picked up my wife's iPad 2, and it all just work.


[hmm, maybe it's not content related; it seems I can't stream other pre-recorded shows, eather]


TV Channels w. stereo only have sound on left

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:39
My S4 works fine for stations broadcasting in surround sound but for channels that still use stereo only the left speaker has audio. I'm on Comcast cable and the Tivo feed the receiver over HDMI.

I've had this problem for years but always thought it was my receiver. Well I finally bought a new receive and the problem is still there.

Has anyone ever seen this particular problem? I figure it either has to be the Tivo or Comcast.

Any help would be appreciated.

Online TV Listings Guide not working.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:37
When I go to the online TV Listings guide, all I get is the header of the Guide with the date and time and channel Header. There are no channels that show up at all. Anyone else having this problem?

Remote question for new install

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:34
Hi, I'll be buying a standard Roamio and a mini or two in December when we cut the cord. I see there is Pro Slide remote and an app for iPhone. My question: is the app capable of typing, which seems to be the primary benefit of the Pro Slide?


New forum

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:13
Could we have a forum for the Pace/Tivo (AKA XG1/MG1),
since it appears that it is not a Tivo Premiere or Roamio or a Series 1,2,3,or 4, or a Tivo Mini or a Tivo Stream?


I'm new to Tivo, so I don't know if it is functionally the same as the Tivo branded products or if the firmware/software is the same as the other products.


Reply noifications

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:07
Is there any way to know when someone replies to my pot without searching the forums?

Network Setup Confusion!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:53
I've been using two 2-tuner Premieres, one ethernet connected and the second with a wireless G adapter on my network without any issues. Recently Time Warner Cable switched to all digital lineup and almost all shows record in HD which makes the transfer or stream impossible with my current setup.
Will replacing the wireless G with N adapter solve this issue or will using MoCA networking be needed?

Tivo IOS8 app crashes on startup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:47

please forgive me if asked & answered but I am seeking help:

since I updated iPads to IOS 8.02, my Tivo app crashes at start up: wired Ethernet/static IP

one iPad with IOS7x the app still works

I have tried everything and believe it is a Tivo issue, but I cannot get anyone at Tivo to help

any help would be appreciated


iOS 8 iPad Air app closing on open

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:12
i am having an issue with the app on the iPad Air closing upon open. iPad is stock from tmobile and it seems to close when wifi is on. If I turn off wifi then I can load the app. After loading if I turn on wifi the app will sort of work with the ability to only stream shows that are not copy protected, like ota shows, and the quality is basic if that. I have turned off airdrop and Bluetooth still issues with wifi on. Anyone else have this issue? This has been going on for more then a month...

help Tivo Premiere failing S.M.A.R.T diagnostics

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:07
When using kmttg with my 4 year old Tivo Premiere, I noticed the program was having problems with some recordings. When I checked those recordings on the Tivo, I noticed pixellation, audio glitches and occasional freezes in those recordings. I ran kickstart 54 SMART diagnostics and its original (320GB) internal drive triggered a "FAIL 7" for the Short, Conveyance & Extended tests. The external 1TB Mybook AV drive passed the tests.

The Tivo is on an Annual contract.

I have over 170 recordings on my Tivo including about 69 "copy protected" recordings. What are my options for backing up/preserving the most recordings? I've seen (old?) references to mfstools and ddrescue.

If I upgraded to a Roamio basic, could the recordings (including copy protected) be migrated to the the Roamio ?

Tivo Premiere (2 tuner) and Tivo Stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:37
Selling 2 tuner Premiere with no lifetime w/Wireless G adapter


Also selling Tivo Stream


I'll have a Premiere XL4/Elite with lifetime coming up in a month or so. Waiting for the service plan to change over before I can sell it.

timer recommendation for TWC tuning adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 09:22
Occasionally my TWC tuning adapter seems to 'forget' channels and when I turn on my Roamio or mini's some channels are blank and then display the V53 error.
If I cycle the Tuning Adapter it always fixes the problem. This happens occasionally, maybe once a month, maybe twice a month.

I'd like to just hook up a timer to the Tuning Adapter and cycle the power on it once a week, in the middle of the night for just a few minutes. Does anyone have any recommendations on a small digital timer that you use for a similar situation. I'm trying to avoid the large analog timers and want a smaller, precise digital type, that allows for a specific day of week cycle.

I don't know if it makes sense to reboot the Roamio at the same time, I've only had to reboot the TA.

Also my TA seems to be current with firmware, it's the Cisco STA1520 model.


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