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Roamio Basic, Antenna, and MoCa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 00:30
I am confused about how to connect a Moca adapter to a Romaio Basic if an OTA antenna is using the coax connection. The Moca adapter is connected to the wall coax outlet. How does the Moca adapter then connect to the Tivo? Will it work to connect the adapter to the Tivo with ethernet? If so, then in guided setup should Moca or ethernet be selected.

Old shows in "My Shows" labeled as "New"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:45
I have a TiVo Premiere XL4, software version 20.4.5c-01-2-758. I have an archive of shows dating back to September that I've watched. Now 95% of the shows on my Tivo are labeled as "New". This makes it very annoying to determine if a new episode has recorded for a series or not. Not to mention the clutter it creates. Can anyone help me figure out why this is happening and how to fix it?

Thank you!!

Mom-spoilers to date

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:25



If they kill off Alvin, I'll just lose a lot of interest in this show even though I think this is one of Allyson Janney's best roles.

I love the Alvin character, and since his ex wife is guesting, it'll be him. :(

New to Tivo; Web Video question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:11
Just cancelled Dish and got my new TiVo's (Roamio, 2 mini's, OTA antenna) connected. Prime member; possibly also Hulu in the near future. Also have a FireStick and excited about SlingTV.

What about full TV episodes on websites? EX: Ulive.com has lots of full episodes of HGTV and other shows.

Is there a way to get my TiVo to find/stream shows on websites like that? Perhaps there is an app/setting i just have not yet found.



Move WD HD to Romeo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 19:23
I have the WD DVR hard drive hooked up to my old Premier (2 tuner). I got a Romeo Plus. I want to move the WD DVR over.

I know I will loose anything on the WD DVR when I move it over.

But how do I tell what is on the WD DVR vs what is on the Premier before I move it over? Some things have moved off fine, some will not move (HBO stuff, three seasons of Game of Thrones specifically), but I want to know where that line of demarcation is between Premere HD and WD HD.

I would like to know what else I need to manually move over the network or in the case of HBO or other things on WD HD, what I will loose, before the big un-hook.

Choppy video playback on 2 out of 4 Minis from Roamio Pro yet no Netflix problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 18:58
I have 4 Minis connected to a Roamio Pro on a Gigabit Ethernet LAN.

The Minis all work great streaming from Netflix and Amazon, but 2 of them can't play back a recorded video from the Roamio Pro without it constantly stopping video and audio for a few seconds then play for a few seconds.

They play live video fine.

Tivo support says they only support ethernet if all devices are plugged into only a router, so I plugged the minis directly into the router and get the same results. I doubted the switch was the problem since half the minis have no problem.

I don't understand how they can advertise support for 11 Minis but no network equipment but a single router. Is MoCa really that much better than ethernet?

Any ideas? Seems weird that internet video playback works fine, live video works fine, yet recorded video can't play.

Why is everyone so confused about MoCA?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:56
I see thread after thread after thread with people completely confused about MoCA. It is probably one of the simplest and most straightforward networking technologies that I've ever used, and very easy to set up. It can get a little weird with TAs, but other than that, it's just that easy. Why so much confusion?

Cisco PK800 CC better than Cisco PK803?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 15:22
I have the following with a brand new Roamio Pro.

Charter Spectrum Digital service.
It is SDV so I do have a Tuning Adapter. It is a Cisco 1520 running STA.1.0.0_1520_LR_F.1601 software. I have tried to get Charter to upgrade the TA to 1901 or higher code but they are "waiting for permission from corporate".

I have a Cisco PowerKEY 803 CC running PKEY1.5.3_F.p.1101 software.

The Roamio has the 20.4.5c software.

I am having the channel not tuning issue. It happens in multiple different ways.

Is there anyone that had the same type issue and switching from a PK803 to a PK800 fixed their issues?

Android Streaming to Acer DA220HQL

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:55
I was just wondering if any one had tried anything like this.
Woot has a large table like thing, basically an all-in-one desktop but with android, today and I was thinking this could replace my little tv in the kitchen and give me a tivo mini. Since i have a premium 2 tuner I cant use the minis.


I just wish TIVO would release a roku app, I would pay ~$10 for it.

New Season of Face Off January 2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:48
The new season of Face Off (http://www.syfy.com/faceoff) started on Tuesday.

I like the format of the new season.

My only concern is that quite a few of the contestants seem to have VERY little experience. I'm just hoping the talent pool hasn't gotten too shallow.

And the nominees are: Watch this year’s Oscar nominees tonight!

TiVo Blog - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:07
All of Hollywood woke up a little early this morning to find out who will be walking the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards on February 22nd, and we’ve collected them all for you! Catch up with all of this year’s nominees in our “Academy Award Nominees 2015″ collection. Whether you want to get lost in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (nominated 9 times, including Best Picture) or want to experience the fear and intimidation of J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash” (nominated 5 times), just click the “Browse TV & Movies” Continue Reading

7 new Amazon Instant Video pilots released today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:19

The story also notes that the full season of Bosch will be available on Feb. 13.

The Man in the High Castle is the most interesting to me. I've been a huge fan of Philip K. Dick since I was a teen.

New Logitech Harmony API ~ potential TiVo usage?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 08:21
Hi All,

Harmony announced a new API for developers here: http://www.myharmony.com/discover/harmony-api/

I know TiVo isn't typically the fastest company from an engineering perspective, but do you think they may end up leveraging this API? I really want to move to a harmony remote, but I also don't want to give up the fast RF interaction with my Roamio. My understanding is that the only way to integrate the roamio with harmony right now without line of site is to use the IR cables that hook up to the hub. I'm assuming this API would allow for network communication.

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - Season 10

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 08:07
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is back for a 10th season. Great start to the season and a fitting tribute to Wade Boggs. May he rest in Peace! :D

Lionsgate + "BREAK" = Free Movies

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:20
There may be a "BREAK" app on my TIVO machines and just did not see it...
But with the news of "Lionsgate" teaming up with "Break.com" to stream about 200 movies free of charge.. could an app for this service be added??
Yes many of the currently available movies are grade "Z" but where else can you view "Hercules In New York"?

(PS: how about HBO2GO also!)

Record shows once in awhile feature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:55
I suggest a 3rd option for keeping shows around. Right now you have KUID and KUSN. I suggest Refresh every Week. OR REW.

It would be a setting that refreshes your Keep at Most limit only every once awhile like every week for example. These shows could be deleted if Tivo needs space but otherwise Tivo would record 5 (or whatever Keep at most limit is) every week.

The reason you need this feature is so

A) you don't have to manually delete shows. family doesn't like to do this because they never really know if the other family member has watched the show or not. And shows using this feature aren't that important to permanently take up space either.

B) and because some shows are played 20x a week and you never watch that many episodes in a week. Why record and purge 15 of the 20 episodes per week if you're only watching 5?

I just find that I record some shows to keep around, but I don't need them KUID so they are taking up space no matter what and I don't need to have Tivo recording 20 reruns a week either.

ARguments against?

Well it's yet another feature.

You can manually delete.

You can set very low priority for these shows so whether they take up a tuner or not matters little.

Tivo is always recording crap anyway even if you aren't.

Suggestions: Tivo Mini or another Cable Card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:13
Hey Tivo Community. I'd like to solicit guidance from the experts.

A couple years back i picked up a 2 tuner premier at a good price. I'm still happy with the box and it's fully paid itself off thanks to my lifetime sub. I am however still getting juiced by verizon for the 5 dollar cable card monthly fee.

Today i'm just using one TV, but we're getting a 2nd set in the house.

Seeing the 10 year deal on the Roamio and i couldn't resist pulling the trigger. My Roamio plus will arrive next week.

Now here is my dilemma. I love my premier, but with 6 tuners, the Roamio will be plenty for the household. I hate paying an extra 5 buck a mont if i don't have to.

So here are my options:
1)Keep two seperate DVRs and pay 10 bucks a month to verizon
2) buy a tivo mini for the 2nd room and park/sell the premier

Option 2 will break even in two years, but i gues the questions are:
1) how do people like their mini's?
2) Can a premier without a cable card work like a mini? Including watching one of the 6 tuners on the Roamio?

Any other suggestions?


All shows copyright protected with Comcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:28
I am posting this as i hope that somebody can help me. Tivo technical service cannot and even as I try to find people with similar problems in the community my case seems special.

I am using a Stream with a Roamio along with an Apple Airport Extreme router. Until a few months ago all was great - I was able to download every show to my Ipad or stream outside the house. Then all of a sudden the only feature that would still work is the inhouse streaming. Every show, even the stupidest, became grayed out for download as well as out of house streaming. The message is "Download not permitted - Due to copyright restrictions, downloading is not supported through external devices".

When I bring this up to Tivo they are telling me it's my router, I have verified that NAT-PMP (Apple's UPNP) is (and always was) on; they have me run all kinds of checks for port settings (which all pass), but they are ignoring the fact that my in-home streaming actually still works and that all of this used to work also out of home.

On the flip side, I have checked the CCI bytes on the relevant channels and they show 0x00, which suggests that they are not copyright protected.
At the same time, I wouldn't put it past Comcast to put these kind of restrictions on Tivo so they can push their inferior X1 product.

I am really at a loss and despite escalation at Tivo I am unable to find a resolution to this problem. Also searching on the forum and the internet at large has not brought a solution.

Hope to find somebody out there who can help me.

Is there any way to find out why I got a Green Screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:13
My wife came home to the Green screen on our 2 1/2 month old Roamio Pro. She waited the 3 hours, and then contacted support which of course asked her to power cycle ( I am out of town )

Is there any way to figure out why this happened? Tito said they can't remote into their boxes.

Program seems to record but does not.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:42
I have a program setup to record. It shows up in the to do list. The indicator light on the front panel of the TiVo lights up indicating that the program is being recorded. When I look in the Now Playing list the program is nowhere to be seen! This has only recently begun to happen. There are no conflicts that I can see and it is happening on two different TiVo units. One is a Premiere and the other is a HD Series 3. Has anyone else seen this or can someone tell me why this is happening??


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