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FREE Series 2 Tivos San Diego area

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:20
I have one single and two dual tuner TiVos. The single was retired a few years ago; the DTs were retired just this past month. Each has worked perfectly.

If you are near northern San Diego County, these are free to a good home – come and get it (them).

All cables and parts, the remotes, original box, etc. Excellent condition, all.

( I didn't have enough posts to get this into the sub-group area....)

New HBOGO only service may not be the real deal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:56
I was hoping maybe TiVO would get HBOGO, but I am now hearing the new HBO streaming service that is due out soon (no cable subscription required) is NOT gonna be the same as the current HBOGO service. Rather, it will be a slightly cannibalized version of it and not include certain shows. Its apparently a move to try and please everyone; subscribers and cable partners. I think it will be more like the current Amazon Prime HBO offerings. Will see.

Any Issues with Multiple Roamios and Streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:48
I currently have 1 Roamio Pro and 5 Tivo Premieres - all ethernet hard wired to my home network (Verizon router with a multiswitch), Verizon cablecards, and use the Roamio for streaming. Everything works fine.

One of the Premieres just died and I want to replace it. I am looking to purchase another Roamio (don't want a Mini as I like the multi-tuner function on each TV) but I an concerned about having issues with multiple Roamios, particularly with streaming.

Are there any known issues with multiple Roamios I need to be concerned with because if so, do I need to look for a new Premiere instead which there are not many left out there.

Thanks for the help in advance.

Roamio Plus stutters & no sound

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:40
I have a roamio plus attached to a dvr WD HD.

Tonight it finished a Netflix and started stuttering.

Video goes for about 2sec and then it holds. No sound also.

Menus are also stuttering & no sound.

Recorded shows also stuttering & no sound.

Netflix xfinity on demand YouTube also stuttering and no sound.

I've rebooted two times and it even stutters on the TiVo into and no sound.

It isn't my internet, all other devices are working fine. (Laptops. Phones)

I AM able to play the recordings on the roamio via our mocha network on our 2 tuner premiere in the bedroom with no issues. I can watch old or new shows no problem. If I wait through the lag and record a new show on the roamio I can watch that fine on the oremere in the other room. No issue.

This makes me think it is the TiVo not the hard drive. If it were the hard drive I would have issues of playback in the other room.

Help. This thing is just over a month old with lifetime. I'm very worried.

Dad hijacked my TiVo app!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:29
Heh. I got a Roamio a couple of months ago, so I gave my old Premiere to my Dad. Yesterday, my brother was visiting him in Florida and they got it set up. Tonight, I was watching TV and wanted to do some maintenance stuff on the TiVo (checking out upcoming recordings, etc). I use the app for that, since then I don't have to interrupt what I'm watching (as long as it doesn't require too much attention to multi-task!). But according to the app, I wasn't watching what I was watching; I was watching Downton Abbey. "What the heck?" I thought to myself.

So I checked the Now Playing list, and Downton Abbey was the only thing on it. I checked the To Do list, and Downton Abbey was the only thing on it. I checked the Season Pass list, and Downton Abbey was the only thing on it. "Hmmm," I thought to myself. "I'm beginning to sense a pattern here..."

Then I went to the list of DVRs, and there were two named Living Room. Both of which were checked as the current DVR. Apparently, when they set up Dad's Premiere, they named it Living Room, which is what I named my Roamio. And apparently, his Premiere takes precedence over my Roamio in the app.

I renamed mine, but the app still had the same problem. I logged out of the app and then logged back in, and then the DVRs were listed under their separate names, and I could go back to mine.

I called my Dad, and asked, "Are you enjoying Downton Abbey?" We got a good laugh out of it. "I'm glad I wasn't watching porn," he said.

The Walking Dead "Them" 2/15/15 | Talking Dead 2/15/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 22:20
My first thought when the dogs showed up - "There's dinner"

"We are the Walking Dead."

Is Aaron a good guy or bad guy?

WUSA/9 Wash DC - FIRST ALERT "nonsense"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 21:19
WUSA/9 has started a "new" BANNER and display it all damn day and night even with CBS/NETWORK product.

The banner is a TEMP xx degrees, FEELS LIKE xx degrees and an AQI of what ever. They don't even seem to have the capability to "hack" particularly well the HD broadcast.

I don't understand what these TV broadcasters are attempting to accomplish. It can only be xx temp and feels like xx in "ONE SPOT". I'm 60 miles away and it's certainly much colder than their display.

If this were some of their own early AM product it's maybe understandable but when they choose to display it with the "NETWORK" and "PRIME TIME" product I'd say it's just a bit damn much.

I don't know this is the proper discussion topic but it sounded like an appropriate spot for me.

Any other CBS - NOVA/DC/MD/WV viewers aggravated by this?

SNL 40th Anniversary Special

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 19:22
Anyone watching this? Seems like they most of old cast members, including the living ones from season 1 and Eddie Murphy are in it. The opening musical wasn't that great, but Steve Martin was good as usual.

It will be interesting to see all the old cast members reprise their SNL roles.

Mini Volume

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 17:58
I am running a mini by having my roamio pro receive an Ethernet connection through a power line then having to tivo set up Moca. I am noticing that the volume will fluctuate slightly. Is this typical?

How do i re-pair a cable card from charter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 17:00
I want move my cable card from my computer to my new TiVo. how do I do this? do I need to call charter or can I do it online?

can I do it with the app?


Stream problems tip: Make sure your TiVo is connected only to wired internet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:42
When I first got my Roamio, I had it set up on the wireless network, because I had it in a temporary location after unboxing.

That was fine for downloading program information.

Once I got the old TiVo out of the TV cabinet, I put the Roamio in, and plugged it into the Ethernet there. The link and activity lights came on, and so I figured that was that.

Then I got a TiVo Stream, and sometimes it would work, and sometimes it was really flaky. Plugged into the same switch as the Roamio, and I was wondering if I needed to get a switch where I could turn of the Green Ethernet feature.

The iPad app kept saying the Roamio was disconnected from the network as well. It would work, sometimes, and then it would flake out.

As I was analyzing the network problem, I happened be using a Bonjour (Zeroconf) browser, and found that the Roamio appeared twice, with two different IP addresses.

And, when I tested it with ping, both IP addresses were dropping packets.

It turned out that when I plugged the Roamio into the Ethernet, it started up the Ethernet interface, but kept the WiFi interface running. Depending on the randomness of zeroconf, the Stream and/or the iPad might connect to the WiFi side of the Roamio, which isn't as reliable. Plus, I don't think the Roamio operates properly with two interfaces turned on at the same time.

When changing from WiFi to Ethernet on the Roamio, you must go into the network settings again and tell it you want to use Ethernet. After that, I also rebooted the Roamio and the Stream for good measure.

Now everything is rock solid.

Replace TiVo HD with Mini ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:23
When we got our Roamio in 2013 I moved our TiVo HD, now over 7 years old, to the basement where it replaced a Fios DVR. But 8 tuners is really overkill for us, and I'm paying an extra $5 for the cablecard in the TiVo HD. Would the TiVo Mini give us a noticeably better experience than the TiVo HD? For instance yesterday we wanted to watch something that involved a transfer from the Roamio and the transfer wasn't able to go fast enough to let us skip all the commercials. Clearly this is a case where Mini would do better. But I'm just trying to get a sense overall of whether I'd really be happier in day-to-day use with the Mini.

And just to make it slightly more complicated, I'm feeding two AVRs at the moment. So I'm making use of the HDMI outputs in one case and the component/optical outputs for the other. It looks the Mini will give simultaneous output but I need to buy some proprietary break-out cables? And I'll lose the optical audio and instead need to use analog RCAs? Overall that's probably fine because the second AVR is used less critically, with just a 3.1 setup. So I could simply use Dolby PLII processing and be pretty happy.

Maybe a new Stream?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 15:55
Since there are no new streams available to purchase anywhere, maybe there is a new version coming out?

From what I gather, the stream is a bit buggy, loud and runs hot.
Maybe bad news is good news?

Roomio Plus, Mini, and Remote Controls

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 14:06
I purchased both the Roomio Plus and Mini recently. I have them setup side-by-side. The Tivo phone representative stated that the remotes are able to be changed to operate both units separately using IR.

We tried to modify the remotes but they keep accessing both. The remote switches to RF as well.

I've read and am following the instructions here:

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


What to Watch This Week: Sunday, February 15th – Saturday, February 21st

TiVo Blog - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:42
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, February , 15th: NBA All-Star Game (TNT): Next year for fun, the NBA should name just one team of All-Stars and have them play the Washington Generals. This year, all your favorite stars play at least 5 minutes so everyone gets a turn. Saturday Night Live 40th Special (NBC): 40 years of Saturday Night Live stars, hosts, musicians and people who swore they were done with the show (cough, Eddie, cough) gather together to celebrate the show. Continue Reading

Can't set up new season passes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 11:05
So I have noticed for the last few weeks when I attempt to set up a season pass....I get the blue spinning ring for a few seconds...and then nothing. No season pass. I called TiVo technical support and was told that this is a know issue and it would be addressed with an upcoming update.

first of all...can anyone confirm this?

second, I have been having this issue fo well over a month...i guess I find it hard to believe they would let this go on for so long.

are there any know work arounds aside from scheduling individual recordings?

Losing Network Connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 10:59
I seem to keep losing my connection (on a regular basis) to the HOA provided Internet. It is not the fastest Internet connection, but I do have a very strong and very solid signal. TiVo Help has walked me thru the process of re-connecting using my laptop. First I had to disconnect from the Internet, plug the adapter into the laptop's Ethernet port and then type "" in the address bar. Re-connecting always worked, but the connection only lasted about 3- 4 weeks.

The Premiere has a "N" adapter which plugs into the Ethernet port.

My "backup" TiVo Series 2 recently died. It never had a problem staying connected. It used the "G" adapter which used a USB connection.

I did notice that there seemed to several channels to choose from when I went thru the re-connect process.

Maybe connecting to a different channel?
Maybe using the TiVo Series 2 "G" adapter in the Premiere?


Reruns vs. New -Mythbusters

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/15/2015 - 02:45
I have TiVo 1P set for New only Mythbusters on Science channel 1102.
I saw in “My Shows” today’s episode had “!” & said will be deleted w/in 24 hours.
My HDD is only 39% full. I check To Do list & see 29 episodes set to record on Sunday! WTF?! There is a Mythbusters marathon on Science channel. So, I assume TiVo is planing on deleting the new episode recorded today once the 10 episode limit is reached in under 24 hours. I double check & in the guide each marathon episode tomorrow does NOT state “New” & each says originally aired… & gives date which are all over a decade ago. So, TiVo is being told these are not new yet, plans to record them anyway ignoring my settings. I force a connection with the server & successful yet, no change. TiVo still says will delete my new episode in <24 hrs. & still has 29 rerun episodes set to record tomorrow.

I shut off my system to post this & as I typed, I turned it back on to triple check that marathon reruns do not say ‘new’ either in guide or in To Do list & to my surprise they are all gone. TiVo no longer is set to record any of these reruns! However, it still says will delete that new episode recorded today in <24 hours.

What happened?

My TiVo has been operating more than 28 days.

Setting up Moca network and Tivo Mini Pixelation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 22:33
Hi. I am setting a Tivo Mini with a Moca network. During the download of updates during the set up process, all the tv's in the house had severe pixelation and took several minutes and unplugging the Mini in order for the pixelation to stop. Is this a problem that could have been caused by the network itself or the Mini updating?

Thank You in Advanced.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/14/2015 - 22:06
The last update broke my Roamio and COMCAST VOD.

VOD has worked fine for over a year.

Symptom is it starts to launch and goes to the Cable Card status screen. I cancel the screen and it returns to the VOD screen with "resume" or " play from start" options. Neither works.

You know.... Lather, rinse, repeat.

Anyone else confirm? I'm in Berkeley, CA.

I have reseated the card, rebooted, etc. No other issues with the CC.



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