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Future Tivo Release roadmap - buy a Roamio Pro now or wait?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:12
I am thinking about buying a Roamio Pro to replace a Series 3 unit.

Does anyone have any information on the upcoming release schedule or technology change that would warrant waiting for the next hardware upgrade or is it fairly wise to upgrade now?

The Series 3 unit works but I find myself juggling conflicts a lot more.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Getting around Tivo's restrictive Mini rules with a Roameo plus/pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:39
Hi guys, new poster here, a search didn't turn anything up, but here's a question I have:

The Tivo DVRs are essentially specially programmed computers with a tuner card. I've already got a PC with a 5ghz N wireless connection hooked up to everywhere I'd like to get a TV signal, and getting it there Tivo's way would require me running wires in my rental apartment, and spending $450 on minis. Is there any way to get the Roamio plus or pro to stream to the computers? It will be wired up directly into my router, and 5ghz is completely unused in my area, so I should have more than enough bandwidth to stream 1080p.

Tivo Roamio Plus Owners - Worth the bucks?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:08
IF you currently own and use one of these puppies, is it worth the bucks?

Got a Tivo deal for $725 with lifetime. Worth it?

My Shows not HD via Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:42
Hello all,

I did a search and could not come across anything useful or exactly my problem, so I am posting.

Some background: Using my 1st Mini, I can access the My Shows list of both my 2 tuner Premiere models and those My Shows are displayed in HD in the same format at the Roamios and Premieres or, more precisely, the NEW, post update format of options list at the left with suggestions banner at the top, etc.

Well, after successfully connecting my 2nd Mini a few days ago, when I go to access my 2 tuner Premieres' My Shows list, the 2nd Mini will only display them in SD, not HD or the new updated format described in the previous paragraph. Not only do I prefer the HD My Shows list, but it can remember where my last position was, while each time I access My Shows via the 2nd Mini, it always starts at the top of the list, and that is a pain, and further, I can't just press PLAY from the Shows list, I have to go into the show listed and select PLAY.

I've gone through settings, etc., and can't seem to find any setting to have my 2nd Mini display Premiere My Shows as my first Mini does. So, have I missed something, or is this normal behavior for multiple Minis. Both Minis are connected to the same Roamio DVR, if that helps. In every other respect, the 2 Mini's operate identically and very well.

I should add that BOTH Minis have the same firmware version.

Any pearls of wisdom welcome. Thanks in advance.

UPDATE: I just checked, and now ONE of my 2 tuner Premiers is, indeed, displaying in new HD format, but not the other Premier. So, this looks like something that will work itself out over a few days time. I have hope that Mini will display the other one in HD not too long from now. Still, anyone is free to chime in to add any light on this.

MoCa for Dummies - what do I need?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:58
I have a TiVo Premiere XL4 & a TiVo Premiere. One will have access to ethernet, the other wont.

Do I need two MoCa adaptors or just one? Yes I looked at https://www.tivo.com/shop/detail/moca and I'm not quite getting it.

My goal is for the non-wired TiVo to be able to stream in real time or better. Right now, they are in rooms with ethernet and the transfer speed is nearly 4X real time. When I go WiFi, the speed is .6-.7. For what it's worth. After the move, as I said, the room it's going to isn't wired.

American Horror Story: Freak Show E01 - OAD 10/8

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:35
Nobody's watching? I found this to be mesmerizing. I really enjoyed the pilot episode of this new AHS.

Help getting HTPC Functions on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:00
I used to use a HTPC. Now, I will need to spend $100-$150 to replace a couple of parts, so instead of that, I thought I would use the Tivo Roamio OTA because it seemed to do what I want. Instead of recording 2 things at once, I can record 4. But, I think I just made a huge mistake buying a Tivo, but before I see if I can return it and cancel my service, I thought I would check here to see if there is anyway to mod the Tivo Roamio OTA to get it to do what I need.

1. I have an Amazon Prime Membership and want to steam the free video content.
2. I want to access Hulu not Hulu Plus. That is I want the free content part of Hulu, not the mostly useless paid part.
3. I want to be able to steam videos from my computer to the Tivo. I prefer not to convert the format from Divix.
4. Have access to Crackle, but this is not a requirement. The first two on the list are pretty much deal breakers.

Are there any hacks that are going to work, or do I need to see if I can cancel Tivo and fix my HTPC?

Series 2 and new Charter Cable Boxes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:44
Charter's new all digital just came to our area and now requires us to use the digital cable boxes with our Tivos. Hooked up the boxes (Cisco Explorer 4640 HDCs) to the TV and attached the IR Blaster cables...only nothing is working.

I read that Cisco bought Scientific Atlanta, so I tried the Scientific Atlanta codes, but they didn't work.

Anyone able to get this work work? I read that some people were able to get the box to work with the 00018-B code, but that isn't working for me.

Did we lose iPad 1 support?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:54
I have an iPad 1, and have used it for almost 2 years to download and stream shows via my TiVo stream. Recently it has stopped working with the stream. If I try to rerun the setup, it finds the stream on the network but errors out during step 1 where it checks the software version. Each time I try, I get "Setup Problem" and the message "Setup did not complete successfully. Please try again." I have tried a variety of things such as rebooting the iPad and stream.

My iPhone and my wife's iPad mini still work fine.

It leaves me thinking that iPad 1 has fallen off the support matrix. Though iOS 5.1.1 is still listed as the minimum requirement.

The iPad is running the latest versions of iOS and the TiVo app that is available for it. Of course both of those are older versions since iPad 1 support from Apple is limited now.

iOS 5.1.1
TiVo app 3.2.3
TiVo stream 19.1.7-01-6

Is anyone still using an iPad 1 successfully?


SlingPlayer Headrest Enroute

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:49
While the kludgey Roku antenna has failed to materialize, Voxx is moving forward with a possibly outlandish plan to stream your Slingbox into the car. From their earnings call: The VOXX Hirschmann team has signed a Letter of Intent creating a strategic partner with EchoStar Sling Media, where we will be integrating a Sling player […]

Help! Is my premier 4xl toast??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:47
Came home from work yesterday and TiVo was showing a V 52 error (no signal)checked my cable going into the coacts input everything was fine still got the v 52 error then swap the lines with the cable modem and the TV still no signal on the TiVo but had signal still on the cable Internet is the mocha coacts input toast on my TiVo? Or it might just be a cable card related issue since there are no other signal issues with the cable on that level of the house I even tried rerunning guided set up and that didn't help. any suggestions?

The Amazing Race-- OAD 10-10-14 Get Your Sheep Together

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:47
Pretty good episode, especially the sheep. :)

I liked the firefighters but they did not seem like they would last long. "We should have asked at a museum not a bar" would have been good episode title.

I am already tired of the dentists-- especially if they will be one of those teams where one person does all the work. (Can anyone confirm if splitting roadblocks is an actual rule this year?)

Unforgettable is Kaput...again

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:03

Second time it's been cancelled. Not a surprise, nor will it be particularly missed by me. Poppy kept me coming back, though the rest of the show always had me thinking I should delete the SP. Now I can...though I did once before and the show came back.

2 Tuners not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:43
I just recently switched back to tivo from my cable provider as i wanted to be able to record 4 shows at once. It appears only 2 tuners are working properly and not sure where to go as i havent received any help from either end. My SNR is 34-36ish on all 4 tuners, but it seems tuners 2 and 4 are having issues, the rs uncorrected fluctuates from 18-67 million when on any channel other than the local channels. If i put all 4 tuners on local channels they work ut 1 gets very pixelated. If i tune them to anything other than local they go out and the snr fluctuates from 6-25dbs.

How to Get Away with Murder 103 - OAD 10/9/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:19
Good episode. I liked the actors involved in the bomber storyline.

So Michaela and Conner have similar tastes in men. Conner had his claws out in this episode. The lost ring -- it was visibly cold but her ring seemed to come off too easily. Perhaps it was a Freudian Slip.

It was hard for me to believe that Annalise trusted her former boyfriend with the task of checking out hubby. She was responsible for him being on probation and he clearly said he wanted no more of her. This won't end well.

Series 2 DT won't connect to TiVo service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:01
I have a Series 2 DT unit that has been working fine for the last several years that suddenly won't connect to the TiVo service. I spent a couple hours in chat with a support person who wasn't able to solve the problem. I've tried connecting with both network and phone, both fail. Here's what I've done so far:

- restarted the TiVo, switch and router
- verified that other TiVos in the house are connecting successfully
- verified that the network connection is good (plugged the cable into my laptop and verified that I could connect to web servers, etc)
- plugged this TiVo into the same jack that another TiVo uses that could connect to the service
- verified that I can ping the problem TiVo
- verified that I can connect to port 80 on the TiVo
- swapped network cables
- connected the TiVo directly to the router
- used static network configuration to make sure the IP, netmask and gateway are correct
- verified that the phone line had dial-tone and could make an outbound call

When attempting a network connection, I get the error code N13. When using dial-up, I get P07. The support person thinks it may be using an out-of-service phone number, but there's no way to verify that or change the number from within Guided Setup.

As an added bonus, the TiVo is currently in guided setup mode (my wife tried that to see if it would clear up the problem), and as far as I know, there's no way to get out of that until it connects to the TiVo service.

Is there anything else I can try?

Any way to stream videos/movies to a tivo from a media server?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:29
After having tivo for years I finally moved away from tivo after the original series 3 in favor of an HTPC. Due to the high maintenance and the dreaded windows media center I am now looking into going back to tivo and getting a Roamio as it seems to be the box with it all.

Is there any way to stream content from a home media server running windows home server 2011 to the Roamio?

Sprint Shutters WiMAX Network

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:37
It’s an inglorious end for the first 4G mobile broadband service to debut in the US. Sprint has announced that it will officially discontinue operation of its WiMAX network “on or about November 6, 2015.” Sprint completed its acquisition of WiMAX operator Clearwire in the summer of 2013 and has plans to re-farm the Clearwire […]


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