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Anyone using 6 tuner Roamio w/TWC SW Ohio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:51
I'm trying to decide between the base Roamio and the plus model. Is anyone successfully using a 6 tuner Roamio with Time Warner Cable of SW Ohio? I don't really have the extra $200 but the plus model has stream built in, plus a bigger HD, and the extra tuners. I will beg, borrow and steel if I have to but I want to make sure I can actually use a six tuner model.


Metadata Cover Art for pyTiVo transfers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 09:17
Perhaps I'm missing something however when I have metadata tags for transfers back to my TiVos, despite including cover art images, they never get transferred with the text metatag data.

Am I missing something or doing something wrong? The videos I transfer to the Tivo never have the thumbnail image despite the metadata corresponding file on the PC side.

The only exception to this appears to be when for example when I pulled down Walking Dead episodes and edit out the commercials then transfer them back to the Tivo, then it appears to include the jpeg image however I'm not sure if it using what it already knows as once transferred back to the TiVo, the episodes are mixed with the standard episodes with commercials and the ones I edited the commercials out.

Is this normal behavior or is there something I'm missing. It's not a big deal but having the image thumbnail would be nice for transferred content.


<p>.@Spotify and @Pandora have made it

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 07:20

.@Spotify and @Pandora have made it impossible for songwriters to earn a living: three months streaming on Pandora, 4,175,149 plays=$114.11. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 4, 2014

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XBOX ONE owners thread...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:30
Any xbox one owners here? I would like to know how it has worked out for you? How is the Tivo integration through the HDMI pass-through?

I just purchased a Roku 3 specifically for Amazon Prime because I hate firing up my PS3. Today, I had an epiphany. Why don't I just sell my ps3 and also return the Roku, put all that money towards the One. Especially after reading this article: http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/05/t...-one/#comments

Anyway, would like to know what Xbox One owners think of the tivo integration. Thanks!

Is PLSR "Lifetime" a Scam?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:32
So, when going to enter the code PLSR, there was an asterisk that all should be aware of:

** Promotion period ends Dec 31, 2018. After your promotiom ends, you will begin being billed the standard unit fee for this payment plan.

I don't know anywhere else where purchasing a LIFETIME agreement expires in less than 5 years. Wow - buying lifetime means I will begin seeing charges again in less than 5 years when you thought you were home free. Yes, I know, it's 5 years away, but the principal is the same. Shame on you Tivo.

BTW, if you remove the promotion code, the asterisk goes away. I "guess" that's a real Lifetime agreement, but tough to trust them after that sneaky code they try to slip by you.

Wishlist option -- self convert to SP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:41
I would love to have an option for creating a Wishlist which would "auto convert" to an SP.

The scenario is that you can't create an SP when there isn't an upcoming episode within the next two weeks for a show. So, add an option to a wish list which would allow you to specify a channel on the Wishlist. As soon as the first episode which matches the wishlist shows up in the program guide, check it against the specified channel. If it matches, create an SP for that show and channel.

Over the years, I've had to recreate my SP's multiple times. Most recently, it was when Time Warner completely redid their channel maps. Many of my SP's were shows that only occur at certain times of the year (e.g. Falling Skies, Big Brother). So, right now, my SP list only includes those shows which are broadcasting right now. I'd love to be able to go ahead and put in a wishlist for the rest of the shows and be confident that an SP would automatically be created when that show shows up in the program info again. Instead I have to create a wishlist which picks up all the reruns on other channels or just manually keep track of when those shows start up again and go create the SP when it gets closer.

New Roamio Plus woth MoCA and Old Premiere with 802.11n adapter stream fine ... Why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:21
This is just a question, not a complaint. My new Roamio Plus is set to use the MoCA network that is in my home thanks to my Verizon FiOS router (or is it the FiOS Optical Network Terminal that embeds MoCA?) My old TiVo Premiere networks via a TiVo 802.11n adapter hooked to its Ethernet port. I purchased a MoCA adapter for the Premiere under the assumption that I needed it to facilitate streaming between the Premiere and the Roamio Plus. However, I have not yet hooked the MoCA adapter to the Premiere. After I set up the Roamio Plus I tried streaming HD recordings in both directions between the Premiere and the Roamio Plus, and it worked fine. I did not expect that the two DVRs would even "see" each other, much less stream video from one to the other, given that they are set to use two different kinds of networking. Can anyone explain the fact that my Premiere does not seem to need a MoCA connection to stream to/from a Roamio Plus that networks via MoCA? Thanks.

Ordered AtlanticBB w/Roamio Bundled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:02
I was a longtime original DirecTivo user, around 12 years. When my Tivo died, I tried U-verse for a year and a half. It wasn't horrible. Today, my U-verse dvr died, taking all my recordings and season passes. I decided this is a good time to give AtlanticBB another chance, now that they are including a Roamio Pro and a Mini in every double play bundle and I don't have to commit to a long-term contract to give them a try.

I hated AtlanticBB when I tried it in the past, but half the problem was their stb. It sounds like the Roamio might be good enough to offset their other problems.

Is there anything I should know?

Recording Aspect Ratio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:35
Hi All,

Just got a Roamio and Mini. Things seem to be working okay, but when I watch recordings on the Mini, the output is in letterboxed 4:3 aspect ratio. The same recording on the Roamio are 16:9. Any ideas how to preserve the original format?

-- zelman

Well, that never happens :-).

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:29
I was just checking out my new Nexus 5 phone, and clicked on youtube. It immediately asked me if I wanted to view it on my TV, so I said, what the heck and gave it a try, and it brought up the names of my TiVo boxes to pick from. I picked the one I happened to be sitting in front of, and by golly, it just worked.

I was shocked.

The last thing I ever saw work without tweaking, and adjusting, and fiddling was gravity: If you let something go, it falls - no tweaking required.

I certainly never had any plug & play hardware plug or play without an infinite amount of fiddling around.

I guess I knew this was supposed to work, but just stumbling across it without thinking about it and having it work was amazing :-).

Help! Tivo Roamio Series 5 HDCP Not Enabled. No Audio or picture.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:00
Hey guys. My dad just got a tivo and cant get it to work. I dont know jqck about tech stuff, so im as lost as he is. He has a panasonic tv and the roamio tivo that he says is series 5. After doing everything to start it up he got an error message saying "hdcp not enabled" and we could not get any picture or audio. He has an insignia sound bar, a wii and a dvd player hooked up to the tv too, but i dont see how those would effect it because they arent connected to the tivo. He put a comcast cable card in the tivo, but he told me he called comcast and they troubleshooted saying the error wasnt them. Does anyone know what it might be? The hdmi cables seem to be plugged in perfectly.

Charter vs. Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:49
Sorry if duplicate but not seeing any relevant threads. Anyone on the forums using a Premiere (with Tuning Adapter and Cable Card) with Charter?

Just lost the progress bar while FF or RW

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:51
I have a roamio, had it for a few months now.

today we lost the progress bar while FF or RW, this makes the Tivo almost unusable. It's there if I pause, goes away as soon a you FF or RW and so does the picture, it just stays static on the last frame which makes it impossible to see where you are in the recording

I tried to restart several times. Anyone have any ideas what is going on?

NAS and TiVo Desktop...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:41
I've reached critical mass on my desktop to the point where if my media hard drive fails, I have no backup, and the storage is growing so that I don't really want to just keep adding drives to my desktop. I'm not a fan of encumbering my PC with RAID and the various limitations it has.

I have documents and other less consuming files already backed up, but my media files are at risk. I don't want to become a Storage or Sys Admin, so if I can, I want to use Drobo.

I just remembered TiVo desktop has processes running in my PC (Win7), which I don't want to leave on all the time just so I can connect to it via my TiVo. I presume these processes and services are what enables my Premier to find the videos on my network. Is there any way for the TiVo to see files on a NAS array? How would that work without a booted PC pointing to the files?

Roamio Pro and Streaming Broken and intermittent

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:23
Roamio Pro here. Bought it the first few weeks it came out. I previously had a tivo stream and a premier 2 Tuner and never had an issue.

Since getting the Roamio, I can stream to my ipad air, for about 8 minutes at which time the show freezes. The app itself works fine otherwise. I have to kill the app, and restart it. Going back into the app, and having it restart the setup process on the streaming gives me another 8ish minutes sometimes less, sometimes more.

I have hardwired my tivo into my fios router, shut off IGMP, and hooked my ipad to the wifi network on the fios router. Same thing.

Called support and after being hung up on by the first rep after I disagreed that I have to use MOCA, the 2nd rep told me that my tivo was missing a "GROUP" that he would escalate to have the group put in. I would have to wait 4 business days for the escalation to take effect. A month later, no resolution. Called back in to TIVO and the 3rd rep told me the same thing. When asked why it didnt get properly "fixed" a month ago she told me the prior rep didnt escalate properly. Yeah whatever.

Apparently there is some "SF" group they have to add to problem roamio boxes? I bet SF stands for STREAMING FAILED.
If they cannot resolve this for me shortly it will be the last Tivo I buy, and I have been a 15+ year customer with more than 10 tivo's purchased over the years.

Anyone else get this line of BS from Tivo?

Sports Night is back! (Well sort of for 5 minutes...)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:07
Fans of Sports Night, enjoy!


<< NOTE: Text contains spoiler for Good Wife >>

problems with simultaneous output from hdmi and component outputs after upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:24
Title says it all. I have the hdmi output going to my tv, and the mini breakout cables going to slingbox. All worked well until the recent software update. Now I am having problems with both outputs being active together. The tv works and the slingbox doesn't, if I reboot and unplug hdmi I get the slingbox video signal.

I have posted this in the upgrade release notes thread in the roamio forum but haven't heard of others having issues. Any reports of this working, or of problems appreciated.


Retiring My Titanfall Mech (and Xbox One)

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 08:23

After recording my first flawless victory, in terms of K/D ratio, and frequently landing the top spot in Hardpoint gameplay, it’s time to retire my Titanfall mech. As you probably know, Titanfall launched a month ago as the first, big exclusive Xbox One title and the game is also notable by forgoing a single player […]

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Roamio & iPad app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 08:15
Got the update on my Roamio yesterday and since then I can't get the iPad app to connect to it. My iPad can see the Premeire and both HD's, but not the Roamio. It keeps showing that it's connected "Away from home network".

Also noticing that the web interface on the Roamio seems to be broke. When I connect to I get "Resource not found". The web interface on the other three TiVo's are working fine, the Premeire got the spring update last night.

Anyone else similar conditions?

Do you use the ''Keep Until I Delete'' option?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 07:09
Poll coming... stemmed from the update thread.

Some comments in the update thread got me to wondering how widespread the use of KUID is.

I think KUID use is in the minority, but I'm willing to concede if I am wrong, hence the poll.


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