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What kind of Tivo do I have?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:17
OK, this is sort of a dumb question, but I just got Tivo from my cable company and it does not look like ay Tivo that I can find on the web.

It is about 3" tall and 15" wide and is all black with a large green circle around the power button on the right and a display on the left that shows info when it is booting (also show the clock if selected).

Crackling audio on P4 recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:17
We're experiencing some very faint but annoying crackling sounds on recorded shows (across many cable channels - so it seems universal). It's only noticeable in quiet areas of shows - otherwise it's covered up by the regular audio that's a lot stronger/louder.

The cracking is recorded - it plays exactly the same crackle pattern in the same spot on playback, so it's not a audio playback system problem - of course there are many non-Tivo things to try to blame - HDMI cables, cable card, cable splitters in the attic, cable runs themselves, cable tuning adapter (Brighthouse) - though there is no evidence the crackling has anything to do with the TV - nor do we experience it watching cable TV directly via the Tivo P4, which is used as a tuner with the cable card installed. It only seems to happen in the audio of played back recordings, not in the audio that goes "through" the Tivo. So what else could it be but something in Tivo hardware?

Any ideas? Suggestions welcome.

We are in Year 2 owning this box (w/Lifetime) - thankfully we bought the 3 Year Warranty, if it is defective. Bummer though if we have to send it in as we really wouldn't want to miss out on days to weeks of recording shows while it's in surgery. We would lose our TV tuner too. :-(

Odd 3 hour recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:57
I happened to notice my Roamio was recording something this afternoon. I thought perhaps it might be just a suggestion, but then I noticed it was a 3 hour recording, one that crossed multiple programming blocks (one hour program, two half-hour programs, then another hour program)

I confirmed that there were no manual recordings set, nor any scheduled recordings set to record long.

I don't have a ready explanation for this. Has anyone ever seen anything like this?

WOW Cable and On Demand

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:44
When I gave Directv the boot and signed up with WOW Cable, they said that I will get On Demand content with their cable cards with my Tivo. Well, tried today and no stations came it. I called WOW and after them checking for 15 minutes, they said the technology doesn't allow for it. What a joke!!

Anyone able to DIAL to Tivo Roamio 20.4.4a using Hulu Plus iOS app 4.0?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:15
I'm just wondering if anyone unable to use the new Hulu Plus app to dial to the new version of TiVo?

I am unable to do it anymore. I used to be able to do it in previous versions of the Hulu Plus app, and TiVo.

Swap drives between Tivo Roamio and Premeire xl?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:30
is it possible to Swap drives between Tivo Roamio and Premeire xl with putting them into a computer and modifying the drives?

Xfinity On Demand while using HD Antenna?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:07
Anyone know how to still have access to Xfinity on Demand while using an antenna? I don't have a very basic TV service packaged with my internet service which does not include HD service - obviously don't feel like giving Comcast more money. I have a cablecard from Comcast but it seems as soon as you plug an antenna in, it negates your access. Didn't know if there was a work a round.

Mirroring programming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:51
Is there a way to coordinate programming between boxes in two homes?

Completing our getaway cabin and wondered if it is possible to setup a TiVo there that will mirror a TiVo at home? I am aware I can set up to stream content... But I would rather get a second TiVo box and have the programming on the two boxes mirror each other. Sort of like IMAP does for email.

I suppose another option is to get a TiVo Mini and dive into the VPN network discussion threads to try and get that to function. My past experience with networking leads me to believe that will either work immediately or be a huge time suck before beating the problems into submission.

Suggestions please!

Ps - I am running a fourteen year old lifetime subscription box. Three hard drive replacements later and standard definition.... it is past time to upgrade to the 21st century! Before I purchase new equipment for two houses I want to figure out the best configuration. Thanks for any help.

The World Series Recording Conundrum

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:30
The World Series is my favorite sporting event. This year I will not be able to watch the final two games, should it go 7, until the following weekend. Assuming that I am able to avoid spoilers about the outcome from news media, friends, the internet, etc, it occurred to me that my Tivo recordings would spoil it for me anyway!

For instance, say I setup a season pass for MLB or the World Series. I watch game 5, after which of course one team will be up 3-2. Then, the following Sat, I go to watch game 6. If there is only one recording in my queue, I know it only went 6 games and I know who won before I watch. If there are two recordings I know it went 7 games so, again, I know who won game 6!

I thought of setting up manual recordings but I've done that with other shows and Tivo still displays the show title in the queue.

It's a conundrum I tell ya!

Roamio to Laptop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:08
Have a Roamio and Slingbox. Both stream to my Andriod phones and tablets.

Does the Roamio stream to a Laptop when away from home? My Slingbox does. I was going to retire the slingbox, but I am often on trips and like to watch my at home content on something bigger than a 5" screen.

Stream to Laptop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:02
I have a Slingbox i use to watch home TV when away on my laptop. Does Tivo Stream have this capability?

Comcast issues with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:13
I have two TIVOS, a premier and a Roamio Pro.

The Premier works fine.

The Roamio I can not see HBO or get streaming videos from Comcast ( I can get from Netflix though)

New cable cards, reconfig ... to no avail.

Anyone know what is wrong ?

Non-TiVo Network Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:59
Hello All,

This morning I found that my TiVo no longer had a network connection after doing a little testing I found that everything in my AV rack area except my Denon Receiver (Pandora worked on on the Denon Receiver) had network issues including a HTPC. My AV area was served by 2 Gigabit Trendnet green switches (one 5 port and one 8 port) all the lights were on and indicating everything was working. I have another 8 port Gigabit Trendnet green switch I keep for backup tried it and same results (actually at that point even the Denon receiver stopped working). Long story short after much more testing of everything put in an older 5 port Netgear GB switch and everything connect to it worked fine, tried each of the 3 Trendnet switches again and nothing worked when connect to them.

Anyone have any ideas what happened? The Trendnet swiches had been in place for at least a year, I tested the spare switch in the past and it worked then, and I have changed nothing on my network in weeks.

TiVo Revises Roamio Remote

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:20
By way of the FCC, we learn that TiVo intends to refresh their Roamio remote. And, as this is a “permissive change” filing specific to the original TGN-RC30 hardware, the in-place upgrade is likely driven by component availability and cost, perhaps with some performance improvement. Change of PCB pattern size Change of Component size, shift of component. Add […]

TiVo OTR with Xfinity Go

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:25
I'm thinking about upgrading my TiVo HD to a Roamio OTR. I don't have cable and typically watch basic OTR shows. For the last year I've been using my parents username and password to watch the occasional Xfinity On Demand shows and HBO Go on my ipad.

Can the Roamio OTR use the internal app to watch Xfinity Go without a cablecard just like I can watch Netflix currently?

I don't watch enough TV to get Xfinity and don't have access to a cablecard.

Thank you!

Next week's Arrow is titled...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:19
..."The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak."

Oh, yeah.

I read an interview with Rickards in which she says that Felicity's glasses are based on her own...and she had to get new, different glasses so she wouldn't walk around all the time looking like Felicity. :D

The Amazing Race OAD 10/17/14 "Thinly Sliced Anchovies"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:10
Man...I just KNEW it was going to be a non-elim leg...they teased us all ep long with the possibility that the dentists were going to have to "burn" their "save.."

It was perverse fun to see them fail, though....:p;)

Did anyone else think the female maitre'D resembled the dentists? She was so tan and her teeth were so white...UGH!

The cyclists were so smart to take the icing bag with them...and MAN! What a nice prize--a brand new C-MAX Hybrid for EACH of them? WHOA!

All those sandwiches sounded nasty to me...:p:p

Geez, what is with the Mom & Daughter stewardesses? They are at each other all the time! They need to get their act together....for real!

(Sorry, bad with names...I have a good memory for other things, though...I think I would have rocked that sandwich challenge...:D)

Tivo Mini and Moca

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:12
I just got my Tivo and Tivo Mini. The tech (Suddenlink) had trouble getting the two units to talk to each other on my home network. He then installed the Moca device and it was able to get it to work. During the time that he was setting is up, I noticed an IP setting in my router that was wrong, I corrected that and I think that is why it would not work before.

My question is, is there an advantage to connecting one way vs. the other way (Moca Vs. ethernet)? The reason I ask is, that I spent a lot of time and trouble installing the ethernet cables in my house and now with the Moca box, they are unneeded.

Also, can I change the Tivo network settings from Moch to ethernet to check to see if it will work? Or would that just be asking for trouble?

Thanks and sorry if this question has bee asked before. I'm new here.

Splitting the signal with a tivo roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:25
I have a tivo roamio and I'm trying to split the signal to a second tv in the same room. Any suggestions on what to use to convert hdmi to s video as this tivo s video outputs

Program type gone from wish lists?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:56
There used to be more options for wish lists.

My old direcTivo let me use show type or some such, so that I could have a list of all series premiers, and all season premiers.

I can't find anything parallel on the Roamio. In fact, I can't even find a way to limit a search to "Series" other than using it as a keyword (and presumably gettng a lot of baseball :)


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