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The Leftovers S1E6 "Guest" 8/03/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:30
Question No. 121: “In your opinion, do you believe the departed is in a better place?”

Were peeps too depressed to make an episode thread?

I rather liked that this focused on Nora's journey from her ritual shopping to meeting Holy Wayne. He's like the Dr. Phil of Leftovers "If pain starts to slip away, you seek it out, don’t you?” which explains why she sought out getting shot by the call girl.

Release the Android TiVo Stream update already

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:53
I would love a reason to spend a little money i.e. buy a TiVo Stream. Not on iOS overpriced for what it is trash. My phone and my tablet is Android. I get it TiVo launched on the devices for simple people first, geeks are however invested in android and we have awaited patiently. Impatience is growing beyond disappointment becoming anger.

Black Screen when changing channels/tuners

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:27
I've done some searching but can't quite find a thread the describes the behavior I'm seeing: I have a brand new Romaio Plus. I'm using Charter Cable with a tuning adapter. For the most part, all is well, with all 6 tuners allowing viewing/recording.

However some times when I flip between the tuners, I see only a black screen/no audio. Pressing Play doesn't make it go away, so it's not just paused. I thought at first maybe this was a slow tuning adapter/cable card issue, however I've noticed that the 30 minute buffer is intact. And in fact if I play with the Rew/FF/Advance buttons, I can get it to play. Then it continues to work fine after I'm caught up to live. It's just when I first switch to the tuner I get the problem. Additionally I sometimes see a similar issue when I change channels (using the same tuner I'm already on). The initial screen will be black, and only after 8-10 seconds do I get picture/sound. Sometimes it comes up without user intervention, sometimes I have to monkey with the ff/rew before it will.

Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this?

Note neither of the above problems occurs ALL time - just often enough to be bothersome. From what I can tell so far, I've had NO problems with scheduled recordings getting done properly. (Although since it's summer I don't have a lot of those going on currently)

4 treads renamed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:08
Not sure if this is the best place, but we have a few Fantasy Football leagues on here and think it would be best to rename them to keep it easy for those involved

Below are the 4 Thread names we would like along with the URL of each thread.


TCF Fantasy Football #1 - Dynasty Contracts

TCF Fantasy Football #2 - 12 player keeper

TCF Fantasy Football #3 - 3 round keeper

TCF Fantasy Football #4 - Full Dynasty

The HDHomeRun Prime Giveaway

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:24
Hot on the heels of our DLNA streaming piece, and amidst CableCARD uncertainty, we’re offering up a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Prime review unit. While humble in appearance, this little box is capable of tuning three simultaneous streams of digital cable, via a single CableCARD, and beaming the content across your home network. Those running Windows Media Center are best positioned to […]

Big Brother this Thursday in NY area

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 04:03
This Thursdays (8/7) airing of Big Brother at 9:01 PM ET is being moved to WLNY-55 in order to show pre-season football on CBS.

If you aren't able to get that network, you can still catch the episode which WILL still be airing on CBS as well, but it has been moved to later that night, Friday (8/8) at 2:37 AM.

Standalone Remote Finder?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:40
This may have been discussed previously, but I couldn't find it. I just bought a new Roamio "Basic" and my understanding is that it shares the exact same remote that's included with the "Plus" and the "Pro". If so, does anyone know of a standalone transmitter that can be used to activate the "remote finder" feature that's included in the Plus & Pro base units?

In another thread, I read the following post: "I believe that the dongle included with the TiVo Slide Pro Remote has a remote finder button". Does that mean that the dongle itself has the button......and, if so, could it be purchased separately and powered by a small plug-in USB power adapter to serve as a standalone "remote finder"? TIA! :cool:

Neither I nor my wife lose the remote very often, but if I/we should have a sudden attack of senility (we're old) or a lapse in memory.....the "remote finder" would be a cool feature to have. :D


The Killing S04E02

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:48
Not much to say but wanted to keep the threads going.

Good to see Kyle(?) getting his revenge.

I love how Linden and Holder are so tight now. Funny to think back to season 1.

But... I wonder if Holder will eventually give her up to stay for his child.

I'm unclear on the significance of the ring/broach. Also was that girl at the end the dead cops daughter?

2nd Refurbished Tivo not recognizing Tuning Adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:26
My 2nd refurbished Tivo Premier is unable to recognize that the Tuning adapter is plugged in. This is the 2nd straight refurbished Premier with the exact same issue. I returned the previous one hoping it was a hardware issue with that box. No matter how many times I power cycle either the tivo or the TA, the Tivo never recognizes that it is plugged in to the USB. I've tried plugging it in while the tivo is running and power cycling them at the same time. Cable card is paired and I can watch non SDV channels. The Motorola Tuning adapter has a solid orange light. When plugged into the Tivo, the red light on the TA blinks every 4 seconds.

I've swapped out the adapter with a different working tivo and the adapter works perfectly on the other box. I've also swapped out the USB cables with the other box. My older non refurbished premier works perfectly.

I was able to find this page


There is a known issue with certain Tuning Adapters that is triggered by specific channel map configurations. This issue becomes apparent when you connect the Tuning Adapter to a new or replacement TiVo DVR, which does not have an existing copy of a channel map stored on its hard disk. It can also happen on a TiVo DVR where the channel map copy is deleted from its hard disk by a Clear & Delete Everything command or by a software update that erases the copy. If you have this issue, contact your cable provider, or contact TiVo customer support, who can make your cable provider aware of the issue.

Has anyone had this issue before? Does anyone have any idea what the solution could be?

I'm a Time Warner customer.


Roamio will not connect to Minis anymore

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:37
As of yesterday, my Minis will no longer connect to my Roamio. The network settings on all of the devices are fine, and are plugged into a gigabit wired switch (I have the whole house wired CAT6 home run back to the switch).

All of the devices are getting IP addresses, and I can connect to the Roamio using the iPad app (via wireless).

However, all of the minis say they don't have an internet connection, and when I go to "live tv" it says it lost connection with the DVR.

I've reset all the devices multiple times, forced connection to the tivo service on all of them (passed on all), so its very perplexing.

Anything else I can try? I have 3 Tivo Minis and they all have failed.

Roamio & Mini & OTA: Getting it All to Work

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 20:32
First of all, thanks in advance for some direction on this.

New to TIVO, dropped DTV and went OTA with one of those OTA antennas that looks like a stingray. OTA signal is great for the basics - ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX here in Phoenix. Have internet through Centurylink. Picked up a Roamio (4-tuner, not the Plus) and a Mini.

The Ideal Setup: Roamio in the Family Room, Mini in the Bedroom, Centurylink Modem and Router in the Office.

The Issue: In order to successfully pair the Mini to the Roamio I need to run an ethernet cord from the modem (or router) to the Roamio. Well, I can't do that. There's no phone jack in the family room (where the Roamio is). There's also no phone jack in the bedroom to run to the Mini.

There are, however, coax outlets in all three rooms - family, office and bedroom. Is MoCA an option when using OTA? If so, how would I diagram that set up?

Note: I have TRIED using the ZyXEL Powerline - one connected to the modem, one connected to the Mini...and the Roamio just connecting wirelessly and that works SOMETIMES. Just need a much more reliable ALL THE TIME kind of fix.

Again, thanks for the help - looking forward to getting all set up.


What happened to my Amazon on demand?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 19:43
When I go to my video on demand, the Amazon video option is gone! What happened to it? I can no longer rent Amazon movies, or access my purchased movies! Does anyone know how I can access them now?

We Watched It, So You Don’t Have To: Howard the Duck

TiVo Blog - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 17:05
Spoilers Ahead: If you’ve not seen “Guardians of the Galaxy” and you plan to watch it, stop reading now. This post contains spoilers from the latest Marvel Universe movie…as well as one from 1986. With a certain mallard appearing in the post-credits scene of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, we thought it might be interesting to sit down and actually watch the 1986 movie “Howard the Duck”…so you don’t have to. “Howard the Duck” can basically be described as the most 80′s thing to ever 80′s in the 80′s. But Continue Reading

Tivo listings for Comcast Sportnet PLUS games

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:46

Who do we contact to encourage tv listings for the Comcast Sportsnet Chicago PLUS network games?

Here is what you'll find via the Tivo


Recording first showing of episodes across 2 channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:35
I've set 2 Season Passes for Gravity Falls. This season, Disney's airing it on 2 channels, with newest episodes airing on both channels. Is there some way to setup season passes to properly grab the episodes as they first air on either channel? That is, when episode 2 airs on channel X for the first time, it'll grab that, but when episode 3 airs first on channel Y, it'll grab that too. I setup one season pass on each channel, to record first showings only, and it failed to record the new episode that aired last night, with a reason of 'Duplicate'. I assume this means that the airing this coming Friday of that episode is what's "duplicating".

Do I need to make a Wish list to accomplish this, or is there some trick to season passes that will let this work?

True Blood s07e07: "May Be The Last Time"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:09
Tuesday and no thread yet. Makes sense. This episode seemed to go nowhere.

So, Violet is from Bon Temps and owns a mansion, yet she and Jason have been living in his run down shack for the last 6 months?

Steve Newlin was still a bible thumping Christian despite being turned into a vampire and then coming out as gay?

Under the Dome S02E06 - "In the Dark" 08-04-14 - Spoilers -

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:27
Where to begin discussing a show filled with so much garbage it is hard to pick a spot? Let's put up a windmill in a wind storm, no problem. Let's drop an egg in the lake just to go fish it back out. Sure, why not? Let's have a cave-in in the underground tunnels because that plot device has not been used to death. The dome is clogging up, everyone panic! They are stuck in there with trees and the dome is pretty big, while I'm no scientist school teacher I'd guess they have plenty of oxygen to last for a while. This is also the second time that a full scale problem was solved super quick - just sprinkle some water in the wind and it will stop, hey the blood rain went away with a small layer of foam in the lake! OK. There are so many more things wrong with this episode this doesn't even scratch the surface.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:20
A recent post made me remember something I have wondered about, why no 340 or 440's? They went from 240 to 540.

Charter remote with "On Demand" button for Comcast/Xfinity

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:05
WeaKnees (through its website, Amazon.com storefront and eBay listings) sells a version of the TiVo Premiere remote control customized for Charter Cable (whose rollout stalled, resulting in a surplus).

Aside from the "Charter HD" logo, the only difference from the standard model is the addition of an "On Demand" button. Several TiVo Premiere owners have confirmed that this button is functional under Comcast (i.e. it loads Xfinity On Demand), but I've found no mention of this in reference to the Roamio line.

If a Comcast subscriber using this remote control with a Roamio/Roamio Plus/Roamio Pro DVR could comment on the button's functionality (or lack thereof), this would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Opening up Roamio plus case

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:53
I looked around here and elsewhere and couldn't find a definitive answer. To open up the Roamio plus case (for hard drive upgrade) does it open up like the older tivos? That is, remove the torx screws on the back then slide the case back, then off?



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