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Schoolhouse Rock

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:48
I was looking at Browse TV & Movies section and found the Retro Saturday Morning section. I then noticed they had the Schoolhouse Rock Videos in there. I selected one to see if Netflix or Hulu had them, but showed no info. I then clicked on it and it loaded and played.

Where are they getting this video from? I didn't see any kind of logo. I'm just curious.

Bring back the Pre-Paid options

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:47
I miss the one year pre pay plan! not only did it save a little bit of money, but I could pay for a years worth of service when I got my tax refund and not have to worry about having an extra $20 on a debit card come that time of the month for tivo to be paid. And i hate having to choose between gas food and tivo. Bring back the prepay plans!!!!!

They say my Roamio was used before I bought it.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:29
I purchased a brand new Roamio , or what I thought was Brand new, from a Best Buys on August 31, 2014. When I got it home, I hooked it up, activated it with Tivo, and purchased a 2 year extended warranty at the same time. Later that day, I went to my account on the Tivo site and it said that my 2 year warranty that I purchased was going to expire on July 17, 2016 instead of August 31, 2016.

I then emailed Tivo Customer support and asked why the 2 year warranty was less than two years. I got a reply the next day from CS, that said the two years was from the day that the Roamio was activated. I emailed them back immediately and said that the activation date that shows in my account, very clearly, on the Tivo website is 8-31-14. In the mean time I called cs, and explained the issue. I was put on hold twice for a total of around 15 minutes. Finally the rep told me that the unit was activated on 7-17-14, and that is why the early expiration of the warranty. She then said they would credit my account $10. While the $10 was a nice offer, I still wanted to know how come my brand new Roamio, was apparently owned by someone else, who activated it on 7-17-14. I asked if Tivo was refurbishing returned units and selling them as new, since that is against the law. The packaging did not appear at all to be repacked by the dealer, and I am experienced with dealer repacks, because I worked for 3 large electronic manufacturers over the years. If this was repacked, it was done by the manufacturer.

So while I think the $10 credit was nice, I am still wondering if I bought what should have been a brand new Roamio that I paid $200 for, and in fact it was not new, but had been returned by a customer that for one reason or another didn't like it, or had problems with it. Tivo does not seem to be able to give me an answer as to why this happened, who activated it in the middle of July, a month in a half before I purchased it. I love the product, but this customer service experience leaves me totally confused.

TheVerge TiVo OTA Review

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:00
Well, the verge did a TiVo Roamio OTA review and Chris wasn't very complimentary of the entire TiVo ecosystem... Even though he says he still uses a TiVo, I get the feeling he would rather just throw it into the garbage! :)


CNET isn't as negative


Plex on Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01
My Roamio is arriving tomorrow. I currently have a Roku 3 hooked up to our HDTV that handles Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Plex (for all our movies and television shows on my PC). I see the Roamio does the first three but I am not seeing anything for Plex. Is there a Plex app? If not how would I be able to get the Roamio to access all my content on my PC and work as easy as Plex?

Under the Dome - Season 2 Episodes 8,9, and 10 -SPOILERS-

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:02
We haven't been keeping up, so there are no recaps or thoughts on the following episodes:

Episode 8 - Awakening
Episode 9 - Red Door
Episode 10 - The Fall

IMO this show is getting a little bit better as far as the over-all plot goes, but the acting and writing is as bad as ever. The mom's story is so flimsy it hurts. She left town pretending to be dead so that the dome would follow her. Um, huh? People who finally got out of the Dome and couldn't wait to get back into it. Barbie and Melanie are half siblings. The egg is now outside of the Dome and inside apparently just became Winter for no reason. The only thing that is clear is that these dummies will continue to be stuck under this dome for another season.

What was Big Jim thinking throwing the egg over the cliff? What could that have helped? Here is the main object everyone is looking for, lets throw it into the portal so we have nothing left to bargain with... what???!!!???

Roamio power cord

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:02
I needed to empty out the entertainment center in preparation of new carpeting going in this week. I was trying to keep all the cords separated for the various components. Well............. I didn't do a very good job at that. I ended up with my DVD player and Tivo power cord laying on the floor when I was done. I think I have a fairly good idea which one is which but just wanted to verify. Can someone take a look at their power cord (or maybe you know without looking) and let me know what the markings are on it (the end that plugs into the Tivo). The cord I have it narrowed down to fits in the back of the Tivo but it will plug in either way. It doesn't appear that it matters if you plug it in one way as you can turn it over and plug it in also.

If someone can help me identify the proper cord it would be appreciated :).

Streaming to Additional Ancillary Devices Coming Soon?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:58
TiVo filed a waiver request with the FCC today which contained a few surprising revelations.

Quote: Consumers today can purchase retail TiVo DVRs and ancillary devices that support iOS and Android products, as well as TVs (using the TiVo Mini), and that soon will support additional ancillary devices that are popular with consumers. Quote: Expansion of this solution to additional devices in the home is on TiVo’s future product roadmap. Quote: TiVo’s solution transports all content from a set-top box to consumer IP devices, including game players and Smart TVs (with a TiVo Mini adapter).

The Wire Remastered (starts 9/4) Not in Guide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:36

I am excited about recording the series but I cannot find it in the Tivo listing to setup a season pass! The original airing was 4:3.

Guess a wish list will accomplish the same thing.


Roamio won't Stream away from Home Network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:36
I just recently upgraded my Premier-4 to a Roamio Plus. I also had a TiVo Stream attached to my Network which performed pretty well with my old Premier-4.

The new Roamio is working great, except Streaming TV only seems to work when I’m home connected to my own home WiFi Network. I was able to get successfully stream away from home only once, but now every time I attempt to do so, it simply says “Setting up Streaming Session” and then “Network Error”.

Any ideas or suggestions? Is anybody else having a similar issue?

Ray Donovan - *SPOILERS* OAD 8/31/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:08
Whoa! So, what do think the next move is now?
Yikes, didn't expect that to happen and how will Ray's daughter react...long and short term? I think this show just keeps getting more intense and better!

Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Anybody Watching?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:37
Is anybody watching Penn & Teller: Fool Us on the CW? This is one of the best magic television shows ever broadcast. If you're into magic or you like Penn & Teller, this show is a must view.

The production values are great. The selection of magicians that they are showcasing are first rate.

I think most magic on TV is usually pretty shlocky. This show breaks the mold.

Mini and a Error V87

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:58
I have noticed an issue recently with my Mini and my Roamio Pro. If I start the playback of a recording that is still recording, the playback will fail at about the 50 minute mark. By this time, the show has already finished recording. When the playback fails, it says that communication has been interrupted with the Roamio and lists error V87. When this happens, I can immediately start the playback again, although I need to fast forward from the beginning of the show.

Anyone else seeing this or have a resolution?


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Mini RCA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:13
Is it possible to hook up the Mini with an old RCA connection? My TV does not have HDMI.

The back of the Mini has a green plug for Component, and a yellow one for A/V.

PyTivo Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:46
What is the beacon ip address on the settings page of PyTivo and where should the ip address point to?

Factory Drives for Premimere and Roamio lines

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:10
I'd like to know the information on the factory hard drives for the Premiere and Roamio lines. Part number, model number.

Apple Network Doesn't work/Unwanted Recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:22
Two weird issues with my New Roamio.
It won't connect to my Apple Wifi Network, even though 4 others have connected fine, or remain online. I also have a Comcast Wifi running and it connects to it fine. So to get all the home network use out of it, I had to change all my other Tivos to the Comcast Wifi.
Tivo support couldn't help at all.

I am also getting shows recorded even though "Suggestions" is turned off.

Too weird.

C133 Error On 9/1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:41
Anyone having issues connecting to the tivo.com site or the TiVo service today? Oddly enough I am able to get to http://status.tivo.com/ but not the regular TiVo home page. The status site says that everything is operational. The network connection test on my Roamio states that the service is not found. Nothing has changed on my TiVo or router. Originally the TCP port test stated I needed to open port 37 on my router but subsequent tests were successful and the DNS test was always successful. I am able to get the 5 tiles at the top with suggestions and they are refreshing. After restarting the TiVo I no longer get the tiles at the top and I am getting the C133 error.

Special deal for Roamio's on Tivo.com?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:05
Noticed Tivo.com was down, apparently they are making website changes but now it up as of 12:15 CST but you need to check out the Roamio buy pages....

I added two Roamio 's to my shopping cart with lifetime service for a total of $0.00!

Red hot deal, includes free shipping too! :D

X Factor UK on AXS TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:35
X Factor UK is now being shown the day after its UK showing on AXS TV here in the US.

Simon Callow is the only judge that I know. They are going through the audition phase now. The first episode was last night, the second one is tonight.

On Verizon FIOS, it is channel 569.


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