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Can the mini down convert recorded HD shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:30
I'm thinking about buying a mini for my old Standard Def television. Can the mini downconvert shows recorded on the Roamio in HD?

Remote code for Samsung HT

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:32
I have the Samsung HT F6500W home theatre system. I tried programming my Glo remote with the set up codes, using the learning function of the remote and even going through all of the codes stored on the remote. None worked. I called both Samsung and Tivo, no help.

Does anyone know the code for this Home Theatre system that will work with the Tivo remote?

Thanks.

Out of home stream doesn't work

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 09:50
Using Roamio Plus.
I have a support ticket open with Tivo, they can't figure it out.

Setup is successful, streaming inside home works fine.
no stream on 4G or an outside wifi network

Tried 2 devices: apple ipad, android S5

Same issue, error while streaming.

I have tried to manually open all required ports..still nothing
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Anyone have some advanced things to try here?

'The Game' - Drama - BBC America

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 02:24
Just a heads up.

New drama called 'The Game' has started on BBC America. The story takes place in 1972 London during the cold war. It's a six part mini-series.

Quote: In the secret world of espionage, the players are set and the fight to save Britain begins. A complex invisible war is being fought by skilled spies trained in the high stakes world of covert espionage. In 1972 London, tensions are at a terrifying peak as the world’s super powers plot against their enemies. The threat: a dangerous and deadly Soviet plot, designed to bring Britain to its knees, dubbed Operation Glass. This is where The Game begins – a stylish, character-driven spy drama that explores the lives and lies of the invisible soldiers fighting a secret war. The Game

Anyone here want Siri support for the tivo app?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 01:54
I would find it wonderful if we could have Siri support for tha tivo app.
Of course the TiVo app would have to support apples new home connect kit and iOS 8


This would be wonderful for things like "change the channel to HBO" "pause the TiVo" "Record current ballgame" jump forward etc....

Tgc

possible to do Picture in Picture mode?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:25
Dose the Romio's support this feature yet?

Series 2 Humax TIVO and HD DTA box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:50
My cable company has forced me to use a new HD DTA box. I have a Series 2 Humax TIVO and now my TIVO wont work. I have to run the cable line to my DTA box and then to my TIVO and output to my TV. The TIVO changes the channel to record but the screen is blank. The repairman came out and said that my TIVO wont work with the new HD DTA box. What can I do? Thanks.

Check marks

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:15
Why does some of my season passes show 2 check mark in the guide, but some don't?

Netflix app questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:06
- Anyone know a way to not have older 4:3 shows (e.g. Twin Peaks) not be 'stretched' across the screen by default?

- I can't seem to find a button that will exit play and go back to the main NETFLIX menu (this goes for Amazon Prime as well) without exiting to the main Tivo Menu, and then finding my way back to open to netflix or amazon apps.

Thx ahead for the help!

Log out of VUDU on roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 18:44
Just wondering how to log out of VUDU on my TiVo. I want to sign in on another account. I tried restarting the TiVo and also looked in the VUDU app in settings but could not find anything. I also unchecked the app and then rechecked it. Maybe I'm missing something simple.

VUDU is now coming to TIVO (Roamio & MINI first...)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:46
VUDU is finally coming to TIVO!!!!!, According to this site, there is a twitter quote claiming that VUDU will come to PREMIERES later in 2015:

"Apps for VUDU as well as enhancements for Amazon Prime will also become available to earlier-generation Premiere boxes in a later update, sometime in 2015, according to this tweet posted Wednesday by the @TiVoSupport Twitter handle."

Hopefully we won't have to wait too long. I actually really like VUDU.

Search for the Lost Giants

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:07
So, is this a new low for the History Channel? Or is it just me? I might expect this dreck on SyFy.

Green Thumbs during Recorded Show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:22
Noticed while watching a recorded show sometimes the "Green Thumb UP" starts flashing in the right hand Upper corner. I could see if I was watching a "Live Program" but I don't think this should be happenning during a recorded show. Using TIVO Premiere XL

Selfie has been canceled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:03
http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/11/07/selfie-canceled/

Canceled or not ordering any more beyond the initial 13, however you want to say it, it's a goner.

how to download a tivo video to pc....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:16
I know you can pull videos off of a Roamio using tivo desktop but for some reason they keep getting "interrupted" or just fail. Sometimes not. Can I use a network or usb cable from my laptop to the back of the Roamio and do a download that way? Do I still have to use tivo desktop software or can I just see the hard drive videos as if it was an external drive to my laptop?

Using the tivo desktop via a wireless (which by the way is running at almost 20meg download speed according to speed tests) is a joke as it sometimes works and then not....very unstable and this is on three different machines. A desktop and two laptops....all experience the same flakyness

Cutting the cord on Netflix

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:33
Who's cut the cord on Netflix and switched over to Amazon Prime?

NOt using Netflix much. So I figure I might as well switch over to PRime and kill 3-4 birds with 1 stone.

The only specific show we (actually wife) will miss is Orange is new black. But I can always get Netflix 1 month of the year for that show. Or rent it.

Otherwise kids only use it for cartoons on mobile devices but Prime can cover that right? Wife occasionally watches a random documentary and what not but I figure Amazon has similar content there right?

Anyone had similar thoughts? Anyone a big Prime video watchers who can fill the details about the content and experience?

Too Many Cooks! - Adult Swim

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:31
11 minutes of crazy. I suggest watching it without knowing anything. Stick with the whole thing, it starts weird and goes from there.


Too Many Cooks

New Mini Owner: TiVo Wins, Comcast Loses

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:28
I've been using TiVo for the past five years, first with two Series3HD's and then two Premieres (Elite and basic). I've always had two multi-stream CableCARDs from Comcast, for which I was paying a grand total of $1.50 p.m.; together with the two customer-owned equipment (COE) credits of $2.50 each, I was actually accumulating a balance in my account of about $4.00 p.m. (including tax and fee credits). Since I get my service via my HOA's bulk services agreement, there were no other charges on my account.

Then, in July 2012, Comcast changed my billing by removing the CableCARD line items and substituting a "Digital Service" charge of $9.95. Even though, with the COE credits, I was still only paying about $5.00 p.m. (the IMHO quite reasonable equivalent of $2.50 per CableCARD), the duplicitous manner in which Comcast had rewickered the billing just stuck in my craw. Instead of having the honesty to list the actual equipment I was renting and the per-item charges, they were pretending that there was no accounting or assessment for the CableCARDs but that I was liable for "digital service" charges of $9.95 for each digital device on my account after the first one. As we all know, this was done to allow them to charge us $10 a pop for each additional digital device running off of a CableCARD, while circumventing any FCC challenges regarding unfair card fees. Thus, customers who had three or four cards could be billed as much as $25 more p.m. without any change in equipment or services.

By complaining and negotiating offsets plus additional free services (HBO/SHO), I was able to avoid actually paying these charges until this last August when I finally used up the accrual in my account. So in September I took advantage of the new inclusion of product lifetime service (PLS) in the TiVo Mini pricing and picked one up at Best Buy for only $82.60 (including tax). Yesterday--having had time to test out the Mini and satisfy myself that it would substitute admirably for the seldom used Premiere in my bedroom--I sold my basic Premiere w/PLS for $375 and returned the second CableCARD to Comcast (very friendly and competent CSR in the retail store, BTW). Now I'm back to running a monthly accrual of about $3.00 on my Comcast account, and TiVo gets an additional box in service. The basic Premiere, which I purchased in March 2012 for $459 (w/PLS), wound up costing me the equivalent of $2.80 p.m. to "rent" (exclusive of the new "digital service" fee)--not a bad investment compared to Comcast's $15 to $20 DVR rental charges.

Ironically, I would have been glad to give my money to Comcast if they had just been aboveboard with their billing. I am happy with the cable TV service (in fact, I was the one who arranged for my HOA's 10-year contract with them) but their DVR is inferior to TiVo and not worth what they're charging for it. IMHO Comcast has done a great job in the past several years improving customer service, but their consumer ratings will remain below par until they make their billing services more uniform, transparent, and reliably honest.

TiVo has been a great product for me and my wife and I can't recommend it highly enough. Even at the current MSRP pricing of $150 (w/PLS), the Mini is a handy and (thanks to MSO greed) cost-effective DVR extender. Paired with a Roamio Pro (which I can see myself upgrading to at some point), it should satisfy most consumer demands.

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