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TiVo roamio ota - can I use formatted hd for upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:18
I just received my roamio ota and would like to upgrade it's harddisk. I understand that this is really easy if I use a brand new drive but I would prefer to reuse a 1.5 tb drive I already have. This drive is currently formatted for windows.

Can I just put this in the roamio and will it sort itself out or do I need to do something with the the drive first?

HELP-- TivoHD HDMI issue post-hack

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:55
I apologize that I also posted this to the dealdb forum because I wasn't sure which one is appropriate. Please let me know if I'm posting incorrectly.

I have an eProm hacked TivoHD. It has a 2tb WD drive in it (limited to 1.2gb or so, as I recall, but it's been a while). I hacked / put in place a replacement initrd a couple of years ago. Everything was working previously.

Before doing anything today, everything was working fine.

So I took out the drive, followed these instructions to install the hack again: http://www.************.com/forum/sh...-the-S3-TIVOHD (I added the . before the command that it is missing it, and created a rc.sysinit.author file, which are corrections that need to be made to the instructions.

After the installation, the TiVo booted fine and I was able to telnet into it. At this point, I hadn't screwed the hard drive back into the TiVo yet, or put the cover back on. So I shutdown, and did those things.

Then, when I booted up again, after the initial "Warming Up" screen, I get a black screen. I've tried reverting to my backed up sda3, but still the same problem.

Interestingly, I happened to try a component video cable, and the TiVo seems to work fine on component video, just not on HDMI.

My conclusion: Somehow, I corrupted the kernel during my upgrade process, and I need to restore a good copy of /dev/sda3

Thoughts? Any idea how I get a good copy of /dev/sda3?

I still have my original TiVoHD 160gb drive, which, I assume, if I put in the TiVo and leave for a while, will get upgraded to the current version of the software. Can I then just dd the /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda7 from the 160gb drive to the 2gb /dev/sdb3?

--> C


P.S. Because of some recent fairly tragic events in my family, I don't want to lose some of the recordings that are on the drive. There are some recorded news shows relating to our family tragedy.

Firmware problem again?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:34
I just noticed that the first of the back to back Doctor Who episodes on BBC America didn't record tonight and the history says "not authorized". The 2nd showing on the same channel (but with one minute overlap on the recording times) worked fine. Since that 2nd recording will have used a different tuner, this seems suspiciously like the firmware problems we used to have all the time.

I just got a new cable card (because the old one died). This new one says it is Cisco Model 0803 version 0010 running PKEY1.5.2_F.p.3001 Build time Apr 12, 2011. (The new firmware showed up as soon as I plugged it in the first time).

Anyone know if this is supposed to be a "good" version?

I suppose I could dig up the magic codes for reducing the number of tuners and see if the problems go away...

Internal Stream unreliable, keeps crashing/restarting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:10
The internal Stream in my Roamio Pro seems to be going bad. From what I can tell, it is always restarting, which interrupts anything that's going on (streaming, downloading, etc.). This adds up to a frustrating experience because I can't get through a single 30 minute show, in my house, without multiple interrupted streams, waiting for the Stream to reset and resume. Trying to download is a similar exercise in frustration.

This used to be near rock-solid, and I'm pretty sure it's not my home network (no changes recently).

It's currently running 20.4.5a.stream-USB-6-Z. Has anyone else had a similar experience/problem with their Roamio's internal Stream?

Android 5.0.2 & TiVo App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:53
My Nexus 7 2013 has lollipop 5.0.2 and I'm getting the unauthorized changes error when attempting to stream anything, is this a known issue with 5.0.2?

Any help appreciated, streaming works fine on my nexus 5 but it is 5.0.1. My device is stock BTW.

Minis say all tuners in use, but all tuners aren't in use

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:44
I can't watch Live TV on either of my Minis. The error message says all tuners in use even though the Roamio Plus is only recording 5 shows.

However I can watch live tv on the Roamio Plus.

To make sure the Roamio isn't using the last tuner, I switch to a recorded show on the Roamio and press pause. But I still can't watch live tv on either Mini.

I go into the guide on a Mini and select a program to record and it starts recording! What happened to all tuners being used? :D

Suggestions? Thoughts? I figure the solution is a reboot/reset of the Minis and then Roamio if needed. I say reboot Minis first because I am recording stuff right now.

I did notice my Roamio rebooted unexpectly yesterday. First time it did that since I bought it last July. My 8 yr old was involved so it remains a bit suspicious. :) It seemed to happen at the same time he turned off the tv.

Girls s401-3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:35
I'm pathologically incapable of starting a full season thread. Sorry.

Who else wants to admit they're watching?

I loved the house hunting. "All this for $200? What can I get for $850?"

I liked Jessa admitting she needed a friend.

Shoshanna is such a dummy. You know she's going to end up needing that job.

Spanish Audio Track

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:15
I have been learning Spanish over the last year or so and recently have started watching media in Spanish. Today I suddenly realized that I could probably watch familiar shows dubbed in Spanish and found that I could switch audio tracks on at least a few channels. Problem is, it does not work. Moat recordings give me descriptive audio when I pick Spanish, and one even just played the English track only much quieter. Anyone have any experience with this?

Premiere as a mini with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:00
Can my Tivo Premiere function like a mini if I buy a Roamio? Would I need a subscription on both?

cancellation 'policy' takes money for *nothing*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:11
I just noticed that I have been receiving an annual charge for a unit that has not been in operation for over 3 years. Shame on me for not noticing the details on my statement every December (buried among the many holiday season charges), but it was a clear mistake and TiVo certainly could make it right. Nope. I'm not sure what happened 3.5 years ago when I initiated my service on the new unit - was it my fault or theirs the old service wasn't discontinued or transferred?, but taking nearly $400 for *absolutely nothing* is at best unethical, and, in my mind, stealing. They have the chance to make it right and credit my account, keeping a customer and keeping them happy. But they won't even offer half measures, only token appeasement (which, in case you can't tell, isn't working).

Turns out my cable company will give me the HW for free *and* charge me less per month than I pay for TiVo. I'm sure the HW is comparable or at least good enough, and anything I can't get through that DVR I can get on my Roku.

See you later TiVo....

Missing What To watch Now?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:46
I don't have the what to watch now on my TiVo plus. I am connected to the internet without a problem. Called TiVo and they say it has something to do with a group number and to give it 5 days and they will fix it?? Is that right?

Thank u

S3 w/Lifetime, Extender HD and wifi dongle for sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:14
I finally upgraded to a Roamio and want to sell my old S3.

Perfect condition but I don't have the box.

Any interest here? I don't have an Ebay account and I'm too lazy to set one up.


New iOS app v3.5

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:45
Noticed the icon on the iOS app had changed this morning. Looks like it's been updated to 3.5. Visually it has a more flat look on all the controlls now, including the My Shows list, so it seems more consistent. It doesn't seem to mention OnePass nor does it support Premium Sideloading, but that may be linked to the version of software on the box.

One ting that annoys me is that it still does not honor the default recording options when setting up a recording or SP. And there doesn't seem to be a way to set them in the app. I tend to use the app a lot to setup new SPs when I see a commercial for a new show because it allows me to do it without having to interrupt what I'm watching. Would be nice if it honored the defaults so I didn't have to change them manually every time.

Verifying number of streams on cable card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:01
Hi I just bought the Roamio Plus and have it connected with TWC using a multi-stream cablecard and tuning adapter. How do you verify that you actually can use the six built in tuners on the Roamio?

TiVo OTA NetFlix Bufferiing issues Please Help.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:19
Is it normal? This red screen of death this buffering wheel that stops what you're watching and tries to catch up.

Here's what I'm running: 22.47 Mbps., Motorola SPV5121 Cable Modem, Linksys N Router WRT160N V2, 75% signal, TiVo Series5 20.4.5.c-USA.

Any suggestions?

Snow Delay - No Roamio for you

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:52
It's official. UPS says they will not deliver my new Roamio today. Looking out at 24+ inches of the white stuff in my driveway, I'm not surprised. I've got my CableCard though.

My 11 year old Series 2 died over Martain Luther King weekend. Swapped in the original 40gb I pulled for my 120gb upgrade but still no go. I think it is the power supply. The 12v does seem low.

Snowed in with only live TV! SHUTTER!:eek:

First Take: Sling TV Doesn’t Feel Like TV

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:41
Many, many other writers have reviewed Sling TV (the new online video service from Dish that was announced at CES), so I won’t belabor the points they’ve already covered. There are licensing issues. Not all features are available on every channel. It’d be nice to have more on-demand television content instead of mainly VOD movies. But, on […]

resuming play on roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 01:47
I was wondering if I start watching a recorded program on a Tivo Mini, pause the recording and want to finish watching the recording on a Tivo Roamio (host), will it resume where I left off from the Mini, or will it start at the beginning?

Anyone Else Disappointed in their Harmony Ultimate?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:10
Hi all,

I purchased a Harmony Ultimate a few days ago and have been having some real troubles getting it to program like I think it should. For example, by intent a TiVo should remain on 24 hours a day in order to capture content. The Harmony includes a TiVo On/Off trigger by default in a Watch TV "activity" and there doesn't seem to be a way to setup a Watch TV activity without this trigger.

Another example: I want to add an activity to simply change from AV1 to AV2 when the receiver is already turned on. When I try to add this activity, the Harmony, again by default, includes a receiver On/Off trigger and it cannot be removed. I realize that I can manually change the input from the Yamaha receiver device control area, but this requires 5 finger actions, vs one if I can implement it as an activity.

Isn't this supposed to be the "ultimate" remote control?


Why "Scandal" could use some political diversity on its writing staff

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:10
I've really enjoyed the first three seasons of ABC's "Scandal," but now that I'm two episodes into catching up on season 4, the total lack of ideological diversity among the writing staff has become glaring. The "tl;dr" version of it is that the show has two kinds of Republicans: sanctimonious, hypocritical Jesus freaks like Sally Langston; or purported Republicans who are really just Democrats. The longer version, which contains mild spoilers, is at my blog.


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