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Premiere 4 & Video Out's

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 00:27
I am new to the Tivo world and with out moving cabinets around and experimenting.. ..can any one tell me all the video outs are "LIVE"??
While I currently have it set up using HDMI to my TV.. ..in days gone by I use to have a DirecTV receiver where all the out puts were live and had a A/V-> UHF converter which allowed the viewing of the program tuned in to be viewed (not in HD I know) on other TV's connected to the homes coaxial RF cable when tuned into the pre-set channel.. ..but after a software upgrade DirecTV disabled all the output if an HDMI cable was plugged in.. ..so can I connect A/V cables to the Premiere and us my UHF converter again?
E ----->A/V--->UHF---> WHOLE HOUSE RF:confused:

MOCA With Roamio pro question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:45
I have read dozens of threads but have not seen one that seems to apply to my situation. I am moving into an apartment building in Oakland Ca and will be using a Roamio Pro with two minis. I'd like to plan the Moca network. Here's the situation...

I will be using Comcast for my TV but a different vendor (web pass) for Internet. The two services enter the premises in different rooms. Comcast comes through in a communications box located in the master bedroom closet. Then there are four separate cables going to four outlets around the apartment.

Web pass comes in the second bedroom which will be configured as an office. That room has one cable run from the communications box.

Most of the active TV viewing/Tivo usage will occur in the living room, which is relatively far away from the TV and Internet entry points.

I was thinking of doing one of two things...

1) place a Moca adapter in the second bedroom, attaching the cable outlet as well as the Ethernet output. But if I do that what kind of splitter setup do I need at the communications box in order to make the Moca network work?

2) Alternately, I suppose I could place the Roamio in the office and hook it up to the cable outlet and Ethernet there. But again, what configuration does my wiring need to be at the communications box for Moca to work?

Thanks for your help and advice!

A little bummed with mini...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 23:01
I just got my mini and I have installed it in my living room. My base tivo is a roamio pro (in my bedroom). I got it so I could watch my recordings in the living room, which is great by the way.

But... The "live tv", I was expecting something different. I thought it was going to be more like a slingbox in a sense where not only could I watch my recordings I was hoping to be able to hit the left arrow button or info button and be able to scroll through all my tuners and switch between them as well.

Having just one tuner is just not enough. I really like flipping through different tuners while watching a few hockey games or tv shows at the same time. I was hoping I'd be able to do that with the mini, unfortunately you can not.

Does anyone know if this is a functionality that the mini could have if the software was updated? Is this something I should put in the "suggestions" section?

That's all, just saying this so that people who are thinking about getting a mini understands that it doesn't do this.

Shameless - Lazarus - 4/6/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 22:32
Wow! I just knew he'd be back at some point!

Welcome back Jimmy, Jack, Steve - whoever the hell you are!

Game of Thrones: Season Four & (all) Book Discussion ** spoilers **

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 22:20
A place to discuss Season Four, and any & all of the books. Spoilers allowed. We can discuss how the books compare to the TV series, changes between them, when we expect to see events from the books, or whatever.

It's very difficult to limit this to only Book Three, as the showrunners have stated they are going to start taking scenes from Books 4 & 5 and incorporating them into the TV series this season, in an effort to make the series flow better than the books. Therefore, all the books are open for discussion here.

As per the general agreement reached previously, the individual TV episode threads are off-limits to book discussion.

Game of Thrones "Two Swords" 4/06/14 S4E1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 22:12

Great start to the season.

Reminder that individual episode threads are for discussion of the TV episode only. No book discussion. Someone will start a thread where the books can be discussed, along with any and all spoilers.

Edit: Decided to go ahead and create the Book/TV thread:

TiVo android app on KitKat?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:20
Anyone else running the TiVo app on an android device with KitKat? I'm hoping to find out if I'm crazy :-).

Every time I tell the TiVo app to exit on both my Nexus 5 phone and my Nexus 7 tablet, some other app pops up as though it is triggered by the TiVo app exiting. (It always seems to be the chrome browser on the Nexus 7, on the Nexus 5 phone it appears to be a randomly selected app).

This didn't happen on my old phone, but now that I have the new Nexus 5 running KitKat, I see this same weird behavior I previously only saw on the tablet.

The thing they have in common is running android 4.4.2 KitKat, so it makes me wonder.

Tivo online shows my old DVR...not new Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:45
Ok, this has got to be a simple solution....but I can't figure it out.

I just added a new Roamio Plus to my account....it's up and running fine.

However, when I go to tivo.com and try to program shows......tivo.com is showing my old series 2 DVR and channels.....not the new Roamio.

I can't figure out where to change this setting.

Screen cutoff

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:34
I never had this problem with my premiere. I upgraded to a tivo roamio and mine. Since the upgrade, both the left and right of the screen on both roamio and the mini are cut off. I have verified the settings on both boxes and tvs multiple times. Any ideas???

Love It or List It "Irene & Marcos" (HGTV) Mon. April 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:04
The episode "Irene & Marcos" is airing at 9 pm and 12 am (Pacific Time) and is not being picked up by the Season Pass as a new episode even though it is listed as a new episode in tvlistings.com. I did a "record this episode also" just to be on the safe side.

Roamio & PC Cannot Connect

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:57
Roamio updated two days ago. Now Roamio does not list my pc in Now Showing. I've switched the network settings in Tivo Desktop back and forth between Tivo Beacon and Bonjour, I've restarted the pc and the Roamio - no luck. The Roamio IS on the network (it's wired ethernet and it can connect to Tivo Central).

Any thoughts before I call cs? Thanks much.

KMTTG with Roamio & Fios Cablecard

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:23
Hi. If I have a Roamio configured with a Fios Cablecard and record a show off of HBO-HD, will KMTTG allow me to copy (decode, convert) and export it for viewing on my laptop while in flight?

File transfer problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:18
I have a new problem with my Premier XL4 with transferring shows, with a failure partially though the process. I am transferring from the TiVo to a Mac (OSX 10.9.2). Although I first noticed the problem with cTiVo, I cannot transfer properly with iTiVo and the WebUI now. (Previously had no problems with this.) I tried restarting the TiVo with no help.

I have no problems with transfers from a TiVoHD on the same network. The Premier is connected directly to my GB ethernet network. From looking at the log files, the transfers seem to time out part of the way through, as data stops streaming from the TiVo. Any thoughts?


Premier software version: 20.3.8-01-2-758

PBS Your Inner Fish

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:04
Not sure if anyone else is interested in this upcoming PBS show but I thought I'd give people a heads up if they wanted to see it.

Premieres this Wed. April 9th on PBS.

My Inner Fish

Vanishing fast-forward/rewind preview

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:32
Suddenly, and without explanation, my Roamio yesterday stopped showing the video while fast forwarding and rewinding. When I hit FFW, the video pauses (the progress bar at the bottom appears, but does not show the progress), and when I hit play, the video resumes at the later point where it should be if it were fast forwarding. IN other words, it appears to be fast forwarding, it's just that the screen doesn't show me the fast forwarded video. Which makes fast forwarding REALLY sucky.

Has anyone here seen this before? I do not think my Roamio has downloaded any updates... but I will verify this. I don't think the spring update is out yet anyways.

I am running the TiVo through an XBox One. But it's not exhibiting any other behavioral issues, so I am skeptical that this is relevant. Still, I am willing to unhook the One and test it if it comes to that.

I've rebooted the Roamio and the Xbox One and the problem remains.

Anyone have any guesses or is it time to get TiVo support on the phone?

Conflicts -- am I doing it wrong?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:53
Hey gang --

I have to confess I really don't understand whether this:

...is something I'm doing wrong, or just something TiVo does.

The thing is that in the case of all three shows, TiVo is still recording all new episodes, so there actually are no conflicts.

For the HBO shows, the very first time it airs is being recorded. For Diva, there is a conflict the first time it airs, but a later airing of the same episode (1 am the next morning) is recording. The TiVo also does the same pretty much every day on a M-F news show -- the original airing at 6 pm PDT records, but if the tuners are all busy for the 9 pm rerun, it shows as a "conflict" even though it wouldn't record the rerun anyway.

All of my season passes (except for a few SyFy/BBCA Canadian/UK shows) are set to New Only, Keep 10, Keep Until Space Needed. Is there something I am doing that is causing the SP list to show there are conflicts, or is this just something the TiVo does? I would love a separate list showing "episodes that will really, truly never ever record" because this way showing of "conflicts" doesn't help me that much.

(In happier news -- GoT is finally back on my todo list! Yay!)

Temporarily run VZ boxes and Roamio on same network?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:55
Just curious.....could I run a new Roamio on the same MoCA network as my current VZ Fios DVR/boxes? I can't think of why I couldn't. This way I could finish watching whatever is recorded on my VZ DVR, while the new Roamio starts recording anything after that. Then pull the plug on the VZ boxes a few days later.

Tuning adapter reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:18
Anyone know if the tuning adapter reboots when one reboots the TiVo? If I don't reboot the tuning adapter from time to time, it starts screwing up. It would be nice to kill two birds with one stone to just reboot the TiVo via the help menu rather than fumbling around behind the TA unplugging it.

Anyone using 6 tuner Roamio w/TWC SW Ohio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:51
I'm trying to decide between the base Roamio and the plus model. Is anyone successfully using a 6 tuner Roamio with Time Warner Cable of SW Ohio? I don't really have the extra $200 but the plus model has stream built in, plus a bigger HD, and the extra tuners. I will beg, borrow and steel if I have to but I want to make sure I can actually use a six tuner model.


Metadata Cover Art for pyTiVo transfers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 09:17
Perhaps I'm missing something however when I have metadata tags for transfers back to my TiVos, despite including cover art images, they never get transferred with the text metatag data.

Am I missing something or doing something wrong? The videos I transfer to the Tivo never have the thumbnail image despite the metadata corresponding file on the PC side.

The only exception to this appears to be when for example when I pulled down Walking Dead episodes and edit out the commercials then transfer them back to the Tivo, then it appears to include the jpeg image however I'm not sure if it using what it already knows as once transferred back to the TiVo, the episodes are mixed with the standard episodes with commercials and the ones I edited the commercials out.

Is this normal behavior or is there something I'm missing. It's not a big deal but having the image thumbnail would be nice for transferred content.



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