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Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:49
E-bay auction:

Roamio Plus, no remote control, works fine otherwise. One bid at $250 currently.

The Librarians - Season 1 Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:36
Here's a place to discuss the episodes. Yeah I know that many of you hate season long threads, but I'm just not sure if the show will have enough traction to do an episode by episode thread. We'll see how it goes.

So I wonder if the Library being lost and them moving the headquarters for the new cast to Oregon is simply for budget reasons? They can now film in Canada (not sure if it is or not, I didn't look, but Oregon looks a lot like BC).

I thought the pilot was fun and that the second episode was better than the first. I still think it has more of a Warehouse 13 vibe, with a little Indy Jones mixed in. The effects were cheesy, but I think they might be going for that to give it a Children's serial show feel.

roamio remote with RF dongle for mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:15
I have a roamio and mini on the way. I will be using a Harmony for the roamio. Can I buy an RF dongle from weaknees and then use the roamio remote via rf with the mini as I would like to place it out of site?

TC Club Payment Fails

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:12
I'm not sure where to post this so I'll try here...

I tried to join the TC Club 2 year plan but when I click to pay it redirects me to PayPal and the page states the TC Club (I don't remember the name) can't accept payments.

Has this been discontinued or could I be doing something wrong? It seems very straightforward. I'm clicking on the link in the User CP.

Thanks! - KEM

What is Devices->My Share?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:09
I just hooked up my Roamio Pro and noticed a menu under My Shows called Devices. It has listed My Share.

When I click on My Share it says, "The My Share PC's Now Playing List could not be displayed because it is unavailable ....

I searched the forums and couldn't find anything.

What is this referring to?



Sons of Anarchy FINALE

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 23:33
Ugh. That was a terrible finale.

How do I transfer shows from Mac to Tivo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:10
I've downloaded and installed pyTiVo; cTiVo-2; kmttg; streambaby; ffmpeg 2.5 and I have no idea how to use these programs.

I've read and re-read the instructions and the configuration setup instructions for all these programs and it is still not clear to me at all how to start a transfer in either direction.

I've read and searched this forum for help and read dozens of posts. It seems that I'm the only one who has no idea how to start a transfer.

I have no trouble with the installations. My TiVo programs populate the cTivo and pyTivo windows but then what? Are there no user friendly instructions available?

I thought I was computer savvy until I hit this wall.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "What They Become" (12/9/2014, Spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:49
Well, this episode was chock full of comic book mythos... Daisy Johnson, Calvin Zabo, Terrigen crystals, you name it... I'm sure those who are more versed in the Marvel comics are probably more excited about this than I am, but it's still cool that there's a clear direction the show is going in, that we're not just spinning our wheels.

Sad to see Tripp bite it, but it was a very Whedon death in that it was a heroic death that served a storytelling purpose.

Perhaps those more familiar with the comics might have an insight into what Rayna might be becoming.

General question about Forever

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:20
I've only seen bits and pieces of this show. What relationship does Ioan Gruffudd's character have to Judd Hirsch's?

The Flash S01E09 "The Man in the Yellow Suit" (SPOILERS)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:10
Wow! That had a lot in it. Firestorm and the Reverse Flash! I didn't expect them to release so much information so soon in the season. Rather, I was afraid they'd keep stretching out an appearance by RF for too long and keep us guessing about things like Wells' intentions. But they tossed it all into the mix before season break.

Firestorm looks cool. There's not a lot of information on him yet, but it was a nice touch that he has his name now. It took several episodes before the Flash got his name.

Flash versus Reverse Flash showed how much more growth Barry needs. He's fast, but not nearly enough yet. They point out in the series that his speed is increasing, but it'll be a little while before he can take on RF without getting an asswhupping.

It was also a surprise to see the question answered so cleanly as to whether Wells is RF or not. And in case it was still ambiguous, he modulated his voice. Nice touch. And the ring was also a nice Easter Egg.

It's a bit more clear that Eddie is RF's ancestor. The last name, the fact RF took it so easy on him. I read articles that stated Eddie still has some mysteries, and that there will be a lot of time travel in the series, meaning Eddie can have more surprises (or not, we'll see how it goes).

The one thing that wasn't clear during Barry's flashback to his Mom's death was that there were two speedsters. Three guesses as to who the 2nd one is (and the first two don't count).

Major Crimes - "Acting Out" (12/08/2014)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:53
I created this thread for the sole purpose of saying that this episode, while a good episode in this consistently entertaining series, ended with one of the funniest scenes that I've seen in quite a while.

Occasionally slow loading pages

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 20:31
I noticed that the forum (specifically Happy Hour) was slow to load. I enabled Safari's "Web Inspector" and caught these errors:

The page took about 48 seconds to load, 47 of which was waiting for forumdisplay.php to finish loading. Apparently, there was an issue trying to load some JavaScript from partner.googleadservices.com, which eventually gave up.

Oh no, Time Warner in Austin is going all digital, and I have S2 TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:03
I guess I knew this day would come, and now it's arriving. Effective 1-20-2015, no more analog service from Time Warner in my city.

Last spring, I had considered cutting the cord, and was getting ready to do it - I even bought an attic antenna and tested it. Then when I called AT&T to switch my internet to them, and called Time Warner to tell them I was going to cancel my internet and my TV with them, they counter offered a sweet deal, which involved downgrading my TV to analog only, plus upgrading my internet to 15 mps, and lowering my monthly bill substantially. Including taxes and fees their deal was $76.62 per month for internet and TV. My wife already was regretting losing her channels, and she only ever cared about the analog channels anyway (it's all she watches), so she told me to hop on that deal, so that's what we have now.

Our house has 4 TiVos:

mine is a TiVo HD (dual tuner)
My wife's are: a TiVo Premier + 2 S2 TiVos (both are single tuner, but the Premier is a dual tuner).

So with the news I figure these are my options:

1) Let them give me digital adapters for the S2's, but they will charge monthly for each one after one year of them being free. But if I go this option, my question is: Is there anyway for the S2's to control their adapters? If there isn't, I'm pretty much nixing this solution, as my wife doesn't watch live TV in those two rooms.

2) Dump the two S2s (but they are both lifetimed, so I'd hate to do that), and maybe buy her a Roamio. I think her TiVo Premier with two tuners isn't a sufficient amount of tuners for the recording she does. My wife doesn't want to go this option, because she doesn't want to buy yet another TiVo.

3) Dump Time Warner TV altogether, and move forward with cutting the cord like I was going to do last spring. I already have the antenna in the attic... I just need to run a cable down to my cable box and redo the splitters in it, which would be simple to do. And then supplement our TV content with internet based options (like hulu plus, possibly, along with other stuff).

I personally like option 3, and though I do watch some stuff on the sci-fi channel, the comedy channel, and TV land, I can live with losing those three channels. I'll increase what I watch on the local networks, as there are shows there that look appealing, but I haven't recorded them because I don't have time to watch everything that looks appealing. I also could watch internet based content. Example: I once watch the planet of the apes movie (the one that was released a few years ago), by playing it on a laptop with a VGA cord hooked up to my TV. And it was totally free - I think there are lots of free movies like that on internet.

My wife actually told me to go ahead with option 3, but she sang that tune last spring, and changed her mind, so I just wanted to be informed before making the final decision. Mainly, I'd like to know if it's possible for S2's to control Time Warner digital adapters.

By the way, if we go option 1, that also means installing a cable card in her premier, and maybe also my TiVo HD, which I'm sure will incur extra monthly fees. I'm hoping my wife doesn't change her mind on option 3, as that's the option I'd prefer.

My attic antenna actually isn't online, because it would conflict with our cable TV signal, but if we nix Time Warner TV, it won't conflict. Except for the internet, but that's easily solvable: I can run the internet signal to my study only (which is where my modem and router are), and have the antenna cable go to all the other rooms, so no intermingling of the signal need happen. Then I can remove the set top antenna I have on my TiVo. (I'm using it for local networks, because I find Time Warner's analog local network signal unacceptable - though I live with it for the 3 channels I mentioned - but my wife somehow doesn't mind it so she's been living with no antenna.)

Not record everything on Wishlist

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:18
Not record everything on Wishlist

I have a WishList for Golf and it records "way too much" odds and ends. How do I setup my wish list to either include or exclude certain programs?

Tivo Desktop using Auto-Transfer as backup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:21
Been looking into various apps for a backup solution. No requirements to convert files, etc. Just backup..

1- Requirements are to automatically pull new shows from Tivo to PC .
2- Manage older backup files semi automatically
3- Capability to restore backups to Tivo if needed.

Tivo Desktop looks like the a very basic app as long as none of the KMTTG, pyTivo, etc. enhanced features are required.

My QUESTION is for item 2 on my requirements, If I set the Auto-Transfer option to two (2) episodes, will it delete the oldest backup copy on the PC when it sees a third (newer) show to be Auto-transferred. I'm looking for a set and forget solution with as little manual intervention needed. Trying to avoid having to go into the saved show files and delete old shows. Backup of the latest 2 episodes of a show would be sufficient, maybe 3 if we don't get to watching for a while.

TiVo Mini live TV quality?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:30
I currently have a TiVo HD on the TV we use the most often in the family room. I'm thinking of moving this to the basement to the big TV where I currently only have a cable box and usually only use the TV for watching sports or movies. I'd like to replace it with a Romio Pro in our family room and get a Mini to replace an outdated Series 2 that I've got up in the bedroom. I've been watching SD on my HD TV up there for years and am ready for a change.

My question is will I notice a streaming lag or anything using a MOCA network between the Romio Pro and the Mini when watching Live TV in the bedroom? I'm worried I won't be happy with streaming live TV. Any issues or complaints with this setup?

24 Hours with the Fitbit Surge

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:27
Intro Late in October, Fitbit announced three new activity trackers: Charge ($130), Charge HR ($150), and Surge ($250). Each offers different features depending upon your need. At the base, the Charge provides step activity, floors climbed, calories burned, automatic sleep tracking, call notifications, and silent alarms. Moving up to the Charge HR, Fitbit includes an […]

Upgrading user- looking for advice on Romio/Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:52
Hi. I have been a Tivo user for quite a while - still have a Series 2 chugging away at a vacation home! But, I am not looking to upgrade my home setup.

I current have a Premiere XL dual tuner as my primary, a bedroom set with a Comcast DVR (not X1), then three TV's with digital cable drops. I am considering upgrading to a 4 or six tuner Premiere, dropping the Comcast DVR, and putting Minis at the 4 other sets. I have an Arris TG852G as my cable modem/wifi router. Several questions:

- it appears the Minis ONLY support Ethernet or MoCA and NOT WiFi. Ethernet will be a problem, but I have cable drops at all of the TV locations. Since I am NOT on Xfinity X1 service, can I get MoCA set up?

- The Arris TG852G does not support MoCA, but I have ready that the newer Premiers can act as a MoCA hub?

- can my current Premiere dual tuner play any role in this setup?

- It is unclear to me if I buy Minis, do I have to pay for service for each unit?

- There is a deal on tivo.com, that waives the Mini service - is that deal only on Tivo.com, or honored if the Mini was purchased elsewhere?


Really slow Out-of-Home Wifi Downloads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:40
Ever since I've been using the Stream functionality (whether standalone or in the Roamio) out of home downloads are really slow. It takes close to 90 minutes to download a 1 hour show in medium quality vs. the 20-25 minutes it takes at home.

I don't understand why it takes so long out of home. My internet upload speed at home is 25 Mbps and my Wifi here is very solid yet it usually takes about 4 times as long to download out of home. Are others seeing this too? Can Tivo fix this?

Can dvr record from HD source by default?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:16
Hello all, anytime the tivo proactively records a program it always selects a SD channel. Is there a setting that allows me to change this default behavior so that it selects a HD source instead? For example there are SD and HD channels for syfi network. The tivo records a "suggested" movie on my behalf from the Syfi channel but it selects the SD channel. Can I change this so that it selects HD for all recordings? I hope my question is clear, thanks. This problem doesn't exist when manually selecting shows because you can select what channel to record from.


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