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TiVo Central on Startup?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:05
I know this sounds like a really nitpicky issue, but I would prefer that my Roamio display the TiVo Central screen at startup, rather than going straight to Live TV. Does anyone know how to make this happen?

Latest software update (One-Pass)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:55
I have just received the "One-Pass" software update and find one major, nasty surprise. Hopefully I'm missing something. I don't want to watch my recorded shows by title - I want to watch them by date recorded, obviously oldest first. Before this update there was an option to turn off the groupings of recordings by show. I can't find this option now. I sure hope it's there somewhere - this will be a major problem for me if it isn't. Thanks.

Game of Thrones being rerun on HBO from S1E1, starting March 22

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:55
HBO is rerunning Game of Thrones in its entirety, starting this Sunday, March 22. They're showing it on HBO2HD.

It looks like they are going to run one season (10 eps) per Sunday, leading us up to the new Season Five.

Apologies for starting another GoT thread (seems like there are dozens of them now), but I figured if I didn't give this its own subject, it might get overlooked by some. And for those of you who only subscribe for GoT, sign up a little early and you can record the entire series.

Using Toshiba SD400 at Hotel with Dish HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:25
I'm staying at extended stay hotel for work for a couple months and brought my old TiVo Series 2 SD unit. I was able to get it up and running but the issue is when I run the cable from the hotel wall outlet to the TiVo unit I'm receiving only 25 channels (between 16 and 42) of the 41 (channels 2-42) the hotel provides and they are not the same numbers as on the lineup card provided by the hotel. There was no box or anything the hotel is using, just straight regular cable from wall to the back of the TV.

Basically anything listed as “HD” specifically on the hotel line-up card is totally missing including the local channels. I’m fine with missing a couple HD only channels but would really like to find a way to receive the local network stations. I'm getting a "You have Dish 500" on channel 18. Any suggestion on how to get my local Dallas channels into the TiVo without giving up the cable channels? I tried calling Dish but they wanted an account number which I don’t have so I’m not sure how to best proceed.

The Flash 3/17/15 "Out of Time"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:10
Well, I guess it's fair to fake-kill somebody if you hit the reset button in the same episode.

So does the reset also erase the revelation of Harrison Wells as Dr. Evil?

Does it erase Barry and Iris?

It was a very eventful episode, up until the last minute. Now, I'm wondering if anything really happened, or at least will still have happened?

iZombie 3/17/2015 (S01E01) "Pilot"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:52
I was going to remind folks that iZombie premieres today, but as I see it premieres in 10 minutes (at least for East/Central viewers), figured I'd do it by creating a thread for the episode. :)


Recordings stop, "acquiring signal"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:32
Hey everyone.

I've actually been on the forums for awhile but I think my username was deleted somehow. But I appreciate your help in this matter.

About a month ago, there we're some issues with all Tivo's and Cox providers in Southern California and it had to do with the tuning adapter. Essentially, it would not allow tuner required channels (blank screen) or it would force the tivo into a endless loop of reboots. This was fix with a recent patch.

After the fix (took awhile and I thought it was my hardware), my box now has to acquire a signal every now and then only on tuner required channels. Because of that, it stops my recordings and doesn't continue to record. Beyond annoying especially when you're at work or leave the house. Essentially, it's not reliable.

Has anyone head of any updates? I will let Tivo know, but my Tivo hasn't operated properly for the last 6 weeks.

Spring software update?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:32
Does TiVo plan on having a spring software update? Also, will Tivo be updating its guide UI anytime soon? For me it is becoming quite stale.

Limit providers from search?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:49
I recently purchased a roamio. My wife was trying to find a kids show and ran into a problem of only being able to find shows available on Hulu or Kudu. Is there a way to limit the search to only display entries for the services we subscribe to?

Game of Thrones: Season FIVE & (all) Book Discussion ** spoilers **

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:39
I've created a new thread to discuss the events of Season 5 and how they compare to the storyline from the books. As book-readers know, the many various plotlines of books 4 and 5 take place simultaneously, so the events in the show this season will be drawn from both books. As such, spoilers from *all* books are in play here.

As per the general agreement reached previously, the individual TV episode threads are off-limits to book discussion.

Time Sensitive - Help! Batch-recover 500+ recently deleted?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:37
I know how to recover a deleted show. And the ones I want do indeed say "Can Recover" in the recently deleted folder.

My issue is that I deleted 540+ episodes of the Simpsons that I had recorded when FXX had it's "Every Simpsons Ever" run.

I misunderstood the Onepass "clear everything" option where it can replace deleted shows with streaming links. Great, but it deleted shows where it doesn't have a streaming option (about 18 of the 26 years) and in many cases the links are paid-only, while the Onepass option was to not include paid streaming. User error, but nonetheless, could have been a better user experience too.

In any event, they're all in the Recently Deleted at the moment, but they won't be for long, and I really don't want to one-at-a-time recover 500+ deleted shows.

Any thoughts? I'll bust out putty.exe and bash into the command line if that's even still possible, so any viable solution is a good one.

If TiVo still grouped them in the Recently Deleted, it'd be one step, but they don't appear to support groups in that folder at all.

Apple TV Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:11
What happens to TiVo when Apple TV Service comes along and no more cable?

New Roamio Pro transfer question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:17
I just bought a new Roamio Pro and have a question about transferring programs. I also have a Premiere and two Series 3 HD units. I have had many problems transferring shows from TiVo to another due to copyright restrictions. Am I right that the Roamio uses a different method when it moves a show from it to another TiVo that eliminates the copyright problem to Premieres and Minis? If so will that method allow transfers/copying to my Series 3 units? If I am wrong then all I can say is "that sucks".

"Problem getting tuner"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:37
I recently replaced our Premiere XL with a new Roamio Pro. We're on Tim-Warner here in Austin, so we require a Tunig Adapter for SDV. I swapped out the CableCARD and connected the new unit in place of the old, and everything has been working great for the past three weeks. However, over the weekend, it started to miss recordings. Not miss them entirely, mind you, but only record the first 60-70 seconds of some shows. Checking the History shows they all got the same error: "Problem getting tuner."

That has to be one of the least helpful error messages I've encountered yet, not to mention the least accurate - it was obviously able to obtain a tuner, because it successfully started recording each show. Perhaps it had trouble retaining the tuner, but that still doesn't give me much to go on.

Figuring that the culprit is more likely to be the TA than the TiVo, I power cycled the TA, and it all appears to be working fine again now, but I'm concerned that that may simply have masked the problem, and/or that it will return in another few weeks.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? I'm still (just) within the 30-day return period - should I place a call with TiVo so that I have it on record in case it does it again?

Japanese spam? Or Chinese or?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:36
Mods, wake up. There is a bunch of spam on the forums. Maybe Japanese or Chinese, Mandarin, I have no idea, but it isn't any language I am familiar with. I can't be the only one seeing it. Can I?

Viewing Season Almost Over-Looking for alternatitives

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:58
Now that all of the network series are winding down for the summer, I am curious as to what are your favorite, non-network, NON-ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX, series that you have been hooked on. To tell you the truth, I normally only have watched series on these four networks and not on any of the alternatives like the pay channels or less popular stations or Netflix.

I am looking to get in to some previously unexplored series, for me at least, and go into a catch-up binge marathon!

Any suggestions from HBO, Showtime, FX, etc., etc. would be greatly appreciated!


Jeopardy problem: series renamed, SP no longer works

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:39
Have no idea if this is just Houston, or all over...

Realized my daily Jeopardy fix wasn't recording, and yet I was getting the 1:00am showing, which in my market is an older rerun. Turns out Jeopardy has been renamed, and the SP (ok, OP) no longer works.

The 4:30 afternoon Jeopardy, which is the new episode, is now called Daytime Jeopardy. The 1:07am episode, which is usually from a year or two ago, is now called Jeopardy.

Now to make matters worse... much worse... I noticed even a new SP wasn't working... because ...

The 4:30 episode info is no good. It has an OAD of a year ago. So "New Only" won't record it (which is what my SP is, "new only"). Setting it to New & Used (or whatever it's called) worked. And the 1am episode has a new date, but in watching it, I realized it's at least a year old.

I don't know if this will be fixed or not, so I have created two SPs (ok, OPs) which can be done since the program names are diff. And then I set both to "New & Old", so all showing would be recorded. Better safe than sorry.

What a ginormous PITA.:mad:

Better Call Saul S01E07 3/16/15 "Bingo"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:28
Down go the Kettlemans! :)

I don't get how Jimmy was thinking that his "retainer" would be enough to get into that fancy office space. Even if Wexler was able to bring clients from HHM (and, of course, if she agreed to come over), it seems like too much money.

Another great progression of the relationship between Jimmy and Mike - they're really getting intertwined with each other now.

Still loving this show!


YouTube Video Stutters after 20.4.6aRC1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:11
My Premiere got the new 20.4.6aRC1 update late last week and I was excited for the new OnePass and Amazon features. I was struck by horror when I discovered the new software has made YouTube playback stuttery. Several times a minute the audio/video will stutter and skip, making the experience unenjoyable. My TiVo even crashed while trying to playback the Ben Heck show on Saturday. I know the YouTube experience was slow and painful before, but at least the videos played without issue (once you got one started).

Anybody else having this issue?

Trying to save Toshiba sd-h400

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:13
I have a 10 year old Toshiba SD-H400. I have not used it in a few years but am relocating for work and living in an extended stay for a couple months so I decided to bring it and see if it would work. I plugged the unit in and to my surprise it turned right on. I was able to see the old Tonight Shows with Jay Leno that were saved from about 5 years ago. While attempting to reprogram the set-up and guide I accidently unplugged the unit. Now, when it starts it goes to a gray screen that says, "Powering up, then a screen that says "Almost there, then a “welcome” screen. The instructions say to press select to begin guide set-up but when I do that nothing happens. I’ve tried unplugging several times. Any suggestions?


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