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Top Streamed Games: World Cup 2014!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:48
The World Cup is over and now we have to wait another 4 years for more of the thrilling goals, saves and futbol action!? Ahh, man. But while the final game already crowned our champion, there is still time to take a look at the World Cup as whole. Check out TiVo’s Top Streamed Games of World Cup 2014: The list includes Germany’s thrilling defeat in extra time of Argentina in yesterday’s final (#4) as well as the first World Cup match on June 12 when Brazil topped Croatia 3-1 Continue Reading

Under the Dome S02E03 07-14-14 - Spoilers -

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:03
Oh this show and all the characters you love to hate. Suddenly, a high school science teacher, Rebecca, is a super problem solving genius. According to her math, there are not enough resources to sustain the people under the dome. She must be one brilliant person if she knows how to immediately stop acid rain, save crops from a caterpillar infestation, and suddenly she knows how to figure out how many people are there, how much food grows, what all these people need to eat to survive, how much livestock is available, and all of the other complexities of determining the available resources and how much if it is consumed by the multitude of different people under the dome. Time to thin the herd and shake the tree, cause there is no chance she is wrong!

The other new attractive girl is touchy feely with Joe, no wonder his current not-as-hot GF is jealous.

Let's not even get started on how bad the red rain effects were. It was hard to watch them driving in that CGI mess.

At least the Pauline (not so dead mom) story-line is getting interesting and weird, as well as the new girl apparently *hidden if you didn't watch coming attractions* Spoiler: being formerly dead and resurrected somehow and not aging since the late 90s.

Let's also not forget product placement and social integration. Microsoft surface anyone?

Stream Not Working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:01
Worked fine on Sunday, but couldn't get stream to work last night.

When running through set up, it would find the stream, but get stuck on step #1. Anyone else having this problem?

Remote Weirdness

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:47
I recently added a Roamio to replace the crappy Charter DVR we had. Now we have a Premiere and a Roamio.

The Roamio is our primary DVR. My wife prefers the remote that we had with the Premiere. So I programmed the remotes so she could use the old remote with the Roamio and I use the new remote with the Premiere.

We sit about 18 feet from the TIVO's and the TV. There is about 8 feet between my right side and her left side. The TIVO's and TV are centered on that 8 feet.

My wife is having a problem with the remote. Basically, anywhere on the left half the remote has to pointed directly at the Roamio for it to work. On the right half the remote just needs to be pointed in the general direction to work.

Any suggestions what may be causing this?

Failing tuner from Summer Update?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:28
Roamio base model. Since the Summer update I have a problem with tuner 2. It repeatedly reports no signal on OTA tv channel. If I use live tv and manually tune to channel 2-1 it report searching for signal v52 and stops. pressing channel up and down a few times brings it around once. Next time the tuner is changed it again fails to find a signal. Only on tuner 2 the other 3 are working fine.

This has resulted in a large number of missed recordings on this Roamio in the last week. To the point that it is very unreliable in recording anything. If the recording lands on the bad tuner, it fails. Luck of the draw.

Is there anything I can do except arrange for a replacement from tivo?

Not sure why the summer update would have caused this but its pretty clear from the history file when it started.

Naked and Afraid - Season 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 01:21
This thread is for discussing any season 3 episodes that have been broadcast.

At this time, three episodes have aired:

S03E01 "Primal Fear" June 29, 2014
Lindsey Leitelt and Luke McLaughlin challenged in a dense harsh land in Namibia

S03E02 "Blood in the Water" July 6, 2014
Dani Julien and Justin Bullard stranded with starvation and tiny predators in the Bahamas' Andros islands.

S03E03 "Hearts of Darkness" July 13, 2014
Carrie and Tom survived with crocodiles and extreme heat in Cambodia.

Palladia music channel and TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 00:53
Watching a live, 'Muse' concert on the music channel Palladia via a TiVo Premiere with Cox Communications cable card.
Loads of pixel-blocking/blotching and saturation during frantic lighting/cutting segments. It's as if the image can't adjust fast enough to handle the content.
Is this a common fault of the cable cards abilities, or is my cable company compressing the living crap out of the signal?

No audio after unpause on TiVo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:51
When my wife and I watch a Jeopardy recording, we make heavy use of the pause/unpause button. In the last month, we've had a problem in which the audio cuts out entirely when unpausing. It doesn't happen all the time - maybe 20% of the time. Once the problem happens, it's easy to reproduce, but it may not happen for 48 hours. When it does happen, I can fix it 90% of the time by doing a 30-sec skip and then rewinding. We've had the same TiVo Premiere, HDMI cable, and Vizio TV for 6+ months and the problem recently started.

Based on other similar (but not exactly the same) reports that I've read, tonight I switched from Dolby to PCM audio. In the meantime, has anyone else seen this issue? Anything else that I should try?

Vers: 20.4.1-01-2-748

TiVo Stream - Apple TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:09
I have a two-tuner Preimere that I purchased before the TiVo Mini came out--if the TiVo Mini was on the market, I would have bought the four-tuner Premiere so I could put a Mini on the other TV.

The Premiere (with lifetime) having already been purchased, I'd like to ask: can I get a TiVo Stream to stream the TiVo Premiere's content to an Apple TV connected to the other TV, thus more or less duplicating the functionality of the TiVo Mini I can't get?


SD-DVR40 can't get dvr service activated

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:08
I have gotten another sd-dvr40 upgraded with ptv net and instantcake 6.4 on a brand new 160 gb maxtor. I don't have a landline so I did setup then brought to my fathers house it makes its calls without satellite hook up and then when I bring it home it won't allow me to record it says dvr service isn't active call dtv. Am I missing something I thought I didn't need satellite hooked up while doing phone call but after phone call it says account is closed because it gets no satellite signal.

Cribbage multiplayer game on EnterWebz.tv server

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:47
Now available on my HME server (via the website EnterWebz.tv), Cribbage.

You can play against the computer, or against other connected players.

You can also stream live TV in the corner (or full screen) while you're waiting for your turn, or just so you don't miss anything on the news. :D

If you don't know cribbage, it's not hard, it ends up (I didn't know it either... so there could be bugs I don't recognize).
Press "info" for a summary of the rules, but basically:
Spoiler: You take turns as dealer, discard two of your 6 cards to the dealer so the dealer has one face-down hand (the crib) and you each have your own held hand. Play cards between you to make 3 or more long straights (3 or more points), pairs/3s/4s (2, 6, or 12 points), a total of 15 (with face cards as 10 each and Ace as 1) (1 point), or a total of 31 (1 or 2 points). When the other player can't play without going over 31, you also get a point. And if the dealer turns up a Jack he gets a point.
Once nobody can play without going over 31, the playing area is reset. Once both players' hands are emptied, you then get more points based on the starting card and what you originally had in your held hand (and the dealer gets the additional "crib" hand to count up, too) with similar scoring to playing. First to 121 points wins.
When you "peg" points, one of your colored pegs is moved forward on the board as you work towards that 121st spot.

It's a little rough around the edges, still, but it's in pretty good shape.

You can also watch somebody playing a match if you like.

It generates your username from your tivo model, and "chats" what's happening in the game.

In the future I'll use this multiplayer setup for more games. I plan to enhance it with a select-a-phrase chat system, avatar selection, and more "entertainment" options beyond streaming live TV.

PLEASE let me know if you run into any bugs either in the rules or in how it runs.

Questions About Roamio & Lifetime Sub.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:12
Like the title says, I'm considering switching over to the Roamio.

I currently have a Tivo HD (2 channel) with lifetime subscription. If I move to a Roamio, can I switch my lifetime subscription over? Or, do I just keep my existing HD & put the Roamio in another room? Confused about how the switch would work.

What are mini's? I see people talking about these.

Lastly, where is the best place to buy the Roamio? Any value in selling my old HD box? Not sure what steps I need to take here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Is The Strain Any Good?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:50
Should I bother recording a rerun of the pilot? The fact that there's no thread already concerns me =P I still have to catch up on Tyrant, but could probably fit in an SP for either this or Extant, so if you've seen Extant bonus points if you can advise on which show is a better watch.



Halt and Catch Fire recorded last might episode three times

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:59
I have a season pass for Halt and Catch Fire, set up for new shows only. Last nights episode recorded three times, at 10 PM, 11 PM and 2 AM this morning. WTF! I thought Tivo wouldn't record a second showing if you have it on your DVR, or recorded it within the last 28 days. Any ideas why this happened.

Mini hangs trying to play a folder of shows with more than a few

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:50
Currently on the latest Summer update, if I try to play a folder of shows from a Mini off of the TiVo Roamio or Premiere and there are more than a few shows in the folder, the mini will hang indefinitely requiring a reboot of the mini.

Is anyone else seeing this behavior? This is definitely new since the latest update, before sometimes a folder would not play with a large amount of shows, but it would just fail and then retrying would successfully play the folder. Now it is a really bad state and my kids keep locking up the mini.

Connected using MoCa currently, although never have problems and I have the POE filter and everything else working smoothly.

WTB: Series 2 with Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:48
I am looking for 2 working Series 2 units with Lifetime Plus.

I would prefer TCD 240X or higher.

Please mention any accessories and upgraded drives.

24: Live Another Day - 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM - season finale - July 14 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:24
no thread for last week's episode, so just wanted to make sure this week had one

pretty excited

Love and War on TV this Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:48
MONDAY  - The Bachelorette – ABC 8PM As the end draws close, the remaining 3 bachelors take a trip and visit the Dominican Republic in tonight’s episode. Romantic outings on the beach and a tour of Santo Domingo are just a few details of what ensues. After the rose ceremony, only two finalists will remain, leaving Andi with the difficult decision of choosing which man she will choose to be a part of her “happily ever after.”     TUESDAY – Pretty Little Liars – ABCFAM 8PM PT Who is Continue Reading

Is it me or has Pawn Stars really changed to be way too scripted?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:17
Started watching Pawn Stars in late 2012, my family and I really liked it and set up a season pass watching all the old episodes from 2009, 10, 11...we are pretty much caught up and watch the new episodes....but now it seems like the new episodes are getting ridiculously obvious that they are heavily scripted. Even my youngest son at 11 years old said something about all of it being scripted.

I don't recall it being that obvious in earlier seasons...sure some stuff has to be to make it interesting, but I even wonder if some of the "sales" are fully scripted and not someone that came in off of the street with an interesting thing to sell.

I notice that many of the "buddies" that Rick has that are "experts" in something end up with their own show....seems like it is becoming a way to introduce new characters to launch new spin off shows.

The whole Chumlee stuff, and other interactions with the staff seem much more obviously scripted verses recording live, or taking something that really happened and re-creating it for the camera.

Pause Buffer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:16
I have a Roamio Plus. Is there a way to increase the pause buffer from 30 minutes to something like 2 hours? 30 minutes seems extremely low for a device that can record up to 300 hours of HD content. It seems a simple option in settings would resolve this. i.e. stating times (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, etc) or percent of available space (10% of free space, 20%, 30%, etc).


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