I've ordered a Roamio and 2 Minis that are set to arrive Tuesday. I plan to pickup the cablecard tomorrow. As mentioned in another post, I've been around Tivo since the original 14 hour units, but I've spent the last 12 or 13 years with DirecTV. So I've been out of the loop on the stand-alone models for a long time. Of course, I have a few questions.
1) Setup time? I'm not really concerned about the actual setup. I'm more interested in how long the guide population time is. Does it still take about 48 hours before the guide is populated to the point I can add all my season passes?
2) Moca/Ethernet? Currently I'm in a house and suspect I won't have any problems with a MOCA bridge setup. But in a few months we'll be moving to a large apartment building. Once I move, is there any chance MOCA will still work? I have no clue how the cable signal is split in the building but it obviously won't be a home run to my apartment.
3) Bluetooth keyboard? Do they work? I know I saw a thread about BT KB that required a dongle not working, but I have a BT KB that works with my phone, tablet and TV, no dongle required. Will this work?
4) IR/RF? Does the Roamio/Mini support both at the same time? My DirecTV Genie can handle both at once while the regular DirecTV receivers are exclusive, either IR or RF, but not both.
5) Simultaneous output? Does the Roamio output a full 1080 signal on both HDMI and the Component outputs at the same time?
I'm sure I'll have more questions, but that's all I can think of right now.
Has anyone used MLB TV on Tivo before and how did it function? Fast, slow, buffering etc. I assume it should work good with The Roamio because it is quicker then the older Tivo models. I had it last year on the Roku 3 and it was real fast no buffering and you could switch between games in about 3 seconds.
I have two HD TiVo's, in different rooms, connected to my home network via ethernet cables. I have a MacBook Pro, and a 3rd generation iPad. I travel frequently, and would like to get videos from the Tivo to my iPad for travel.
Some other details: although each TiVo can see each other on the network, they can't seem to be able to download programs to each other.
My router is an Apple Time Capsule.
I have heard there are programs that will take shows from the TiVo, edit out the commercials, and then return them to the TiVo. That would be way cool.
What options do I have, and what are the pros and cons?
There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didnt seem to like America very much and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for Piers Morgan Live hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.
CNNs president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the shows failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.
Thank God, Piers was awful.
I am in Orlando Florida with Brighthouse cable service.
I bought TIVO Romeo to replace the rental Brighthouse DVR I have now. We pay for TV Japan [wife is Japanese] which is an SDV channel. I called Brighthouse before I bought the TIVO and asked if it would be able to receive this channel. I was told yes - I would need an M-Card and a Tuning Adapter.
So I bought the TIVO Romeo and went to Brighthouse and picked up an M-Card and Tuning adapter. Brought them home and set them up, and tried to initialize, without success.
I have had 2 techs and their resident M-Card/Tuning Adapter expert come to my house to try to get this setup working. At first, I only got basic channels. The second tech managed to get standard channels enabled after much confusion. I still can not get TV Japan, which is SDV.
Now their expert is telling me that the Tuning Adapter is sending the correct code to Brighthouse to tell them to stream TV Japan to me. He claims the M-Card can not decrypt the channel because there is no "Billing Code" set up to tell the M-Card in the TIVO to send. There is no hardware based limitation to receiving the channel. They just don't have a "billing code" set up to program into the M-Card. I said well go type one in. He said they cant' do that. Only the Brighthouse "engineers" can do that.
No TV Japan is a deal killer in my house. Without it, the Romeo will make a great door stop. Its been too long to return it. Can anyone chime in here and advise if there is any solution that I can pursue. Interesting side fact is one guy said it will work with a Spanish channel. The expert said no international channels - including TV Japan, India TV etc.
Help and Thanks !
My Series 3 is flashing a green LED on the front, and there's no signal from the HDMI port.
I checked the power supply, and I don't see any signs of bulging or leaking capacitors. I checked the voltage from the 14-pin cable that goes from the power supply board to the motherboard, and I'm getting +3.33v on the orange +3.3 line, I'm getting +4.77v on the red +5v lines, and I'm getting +11.02v on the yellow +12v line. Are the red and yellow lines low enough to cause this problem?
The green and orange LEDs on the Ethernet port are also on, but the rear fan is not spinning and I don't read any voltage on the fan's connector at the motherboard. The hard drive is spinning up, but I read in another post that it won't be accessed when the green light is flashing.
Anything else I should try?
I have two Series 3 TiVO (model #TCD652160) I got off CL for dirt cheap. Since i have numerous TiVos, I have the chance to lifetime one of them for now at $99. Will then either keep it (& put it in a guest room until I maybe get a newer one) or eventually sell it on CL/ebay. Both are working great right now, but I know this model has been plagued with capacitor problems in the power supply.
One is dated as being manufactured in 2008. The other was apparently made in 2010. Logic tells me to lifetime & keep the newer 2010 one. However, would it be better to lifetime the older one as they didn't have this problem as much? Or does it not matter and ALL Series 3s have had power supply problems?
So I have done this before, but each time it feels like I have no idea what I am doing. My 1Tb hdd went bad (S03 error that I couldnt kickstart 57) so I picked up a 2Tb WD20EURS.
I am going to try to copy over the shows from the old drive using WINMFS and hooking up both drives. Is there anything I need to remember to do other than run MFS copy? and hope the shows transfer?
Going from 1Tb to 2Tb do I need to expand the space or do any fancy WDDIDDLE or anything. All of the technical jargon gets me a bit nervous since I really have no concept of all of the details of the tech. If the copy fails I have the original HDD that the machine came with that I can copy onto the new drive...again though...do I need to do anything fancy or just MFSCOPY...what about supersize and all the other options in the software.
Any help would be appreciated...again, this is not my first time...I have probably honestly done this 10 times...I have an awful memory for it since I only go through this once every few years for myself or helping out a friend.
And Cheers to all the great helpers on the forums.
I was a Tivo user back in the day from Series 1 but have not had it for many years.
I live in Manhattan and have Time Warner cable.
After reading many threads on the woes of cable card + tuning adapter on the Roamio I was wondering if I pull the trigger can I see if the setup works before I commit to the subscription?
I forget if I have to activate Tivo and start paying before it will let me go through the setup.
I basically don't want to get locked into a 1 yr monthly contract if this whole thing goes to hell and I have to return the Roamio and go back to the twcnyc cable box.
Someone in my area is selling a promo code on Craigslist, which gives the purchaser huge discounts (ex. Roamio Pro w/lifetime for $699). Are these codes really out there? How does one get it, aside from paying this guy $175?
My daughter got a genie installed today. Are there any tricks we should know about?
I am hard of hearing and need Closed Captions or Subtitles. I also have thousands of DVDs that I would rather watch on TiVo because of the superior controls including its very handy 8-second instant replay control. Now, I could rip my DVDs and transfer the recording to TiVo but I'd have no CCs or subtitles. unless...
Is there a tool (for Mac) that will rip a DVD but convert the subtitles (or SDH) to closed captions such that they can be turned on and of during playback?
I know I can burn subtitles into the video image but then they cannot be turned off, and neither my wife nor daughter needs the CCs like I do. They both hear just fine.
So, is there a tool that, when ripping, will allow me to select a subtitle track to convert to closed captions AND output the file in a format that will not need transcoding (which would lose the CCs) when transferring back to TiVo?
On the last full day of Olympic competition, two of TiVo’s Top Moments went to a non-medal event, the Women’s Figure Skating Champions Gala, but a harrowing crash during the Men’s Four-man Bobsled event claims the number one spot. Canada’s Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell all manage to walk away after a harrowing encounter going into one of the turns. In only the second bobsleigh crash in over 700 runs during these Winter Olympics, members of Canada 3 flip onto their backs and then complete the Continue Reading
NBC aired a new pilot last night (Sat Feb 22) after the Olympics, "About a Boy". Based on Nick Hornby's novel, which has already had a movie based on it (2002, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette).
I thought this was good. Especially for a sitcom pilot, which are often the toughest pilots to suffer thru. David Walton plays a great Will Freeman; also has Minnie Driver as the boy's mom (the part Toni Collette played in the movie).
The next episode is Tuesday, which will be its normal night. I have no idea if the pilot is being rerun before then?
The writer is Jason Katims, who has an interesting history of taking successful movies and making TV series from them. He did Friday Night Lights and Parenthood (neither of which I happen to watch).
I have no idea if this will make it, but I'll give credit to NBC for trying again with David Walton. I thought Bent (anyone remember Bent, Spring 2012) and Perfect Couples were decent shows. Bent was really good, but NBC did a poor job promoting it. Walton is one of those guys who plays a certain persona really well.
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for the next couple weeks it looks like my tivo keeps wanting to record like 100+ episodes of ncis and l&o svu reruns on the usa network. I have season passes for both of these on cbs / nbc and both of those are set to first run only. all of the episodes that its scheduling to record do have the "R," on the info. anyone know whats up with this or how to fix it?
I have a series 3 TiVo HD XL btw.
NBC's sci-fi series Heroes is being revived as a 13-episode limited series, with creator Tim Kring back at the helm but a new cast of characters and a self-contained storyline that's "shrouded in secrecy."
The series, which aired from 2006-2010, will return in 2015 as Heroes Reborn
It's not a part of the actual Olympics programming, so won't be gotten by your SPs.
I know, many people are probably glad about that.. but just wanted to warn people.
The other day I got a message on my TV saying my programming was going to run out and to connect to TiVo service. I tried and it was unsuccessful.
I called customer service and they said my phone service had probably switched to digital from analog. They told me I could still connect using internet connection. Problem is I don't HAVE internet connection at my home. I just use my phone's internet.
The representative then said I had no other options. That my service would end and that's it.
I called my provider directv and they tried selling me one of their DVRs or a directv / TiVo DVR for $200. I'd prefer to just keep my directv receiver and TiVo receivers separate.
Is it possible? Is there an adapter? Anything? ???
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.