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Comcast knows it has Cablecard problems but isn't fixing them.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:31
Bought a new Roamio Plus about two weeks ago, and I went to Comcast and obtained a Cisco Cablecard. After installing everything, I had numerous intermittent problems, including error messages and messages indicating that I did not subscribe to certain channels. I then wasted a lot of time on the phone with Comcast. Fortunately, I found a Comcast forum that perfectly described my problem as a firmware issue

If you log onto that forum and complain, then somebody named "ComcastTeds" will update your firmware to version and all of your problems will disappear.

Basically, Comcast has known about these firmware problems for two years. They could have fixed them and saved everybody a lot of grief. But, they didn't fix their defective CableCards, because they want to discourage people from using Tivo.

Here is the link: http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Xfinity...1/td-p/1967519

Good luck!

Microsoft To Revamp OneDrive Logo

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:27
Microsoft OneDrive iconography will shortly be refreshed, if this trademark filing is any indication. Building upon the prior logo, the three-bump background cloud is replaced by a stylized two-bump cloud profile network cable moving from background to foreground, better visualizing the virtual storage service. This follows (forced) re-branding from “SkyDrive” along with a massive storage increase for Office 365 subscribers and […]

Flaky Mini....all others ok

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:55
I have a Roamio Plus and 3 Minis. The one Mini in my Kitchen keeps acting up.
This morning it said it lost the main DVR, but when I tested the network connection via the menus, everything was ok and the Mini started working.....but with no audio. I've had the no audio problem with this mini before...and a restart is the only thing that fixes it.

My Roamio and other two minis work flawlessly....never a problem. I'm thinking I need to ask Tivo for a replacement. Thoughts?

Need help with viewing folders in KMTTG created with Pytivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 06:02
I've just installed KMTTG v 1.1a.

All I want to do is see the shows on my Premiere with the folders I've created using Pytivo. I do have the "show folders" box checked.

For some reason, I can see folders for shows which Tivo created. However, I can't see the folders which I've added via pytivo.

Can someone help me with this?

Please let me know. Thanks.

Can a Roamio Basic be put on a MoCA network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:41
That's being provisioned by a Roamio Plus? The MoCA network is working perfectly with a Mini from the Roamio Plus, but I didn't know if adding another Roamio to the picture would cause problems I wasn't aware of or affect the speed. It would be real hard to get a Ethernet cord from the modem to the Basic.

Comcast on Demand on a Tivo HD??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:22
I currently have a Tivo Roamio and a Mini in our house that both get Video on Demand from Comcast on both. I'm thinking of replacing the last Comcast DVR with a Tivo HD that has never been used and is still in the original box.

Will I be able to view Video on Demand on the HD or should I just go buy a Roamio basic?

Tivo Refresh not working with kmttg Windows 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 01:10
I have two Mac computers running Parallels with Windows 7 Ultimate and kmttg v1.1a and tools v1.1a and both fail to respond to the Refresh button.

Mac 1, Macbook Air:
I have installed kmttg both on the MacOS side (Refresh works fine there) and in Windows 7 Parallels where Refresh does not work.

The Win 7 kmttg is a new install and has never worked. It issues curl error 35. I'm checked MAK & IP settings as suggested, same MAK as the MAC kmttg and same network. Windows can ping the Tivo IP address.
Did I miss something in the install procedure?

Mac 2, Mac Mini:
This is an old install of Win 7 kmttg that has worked very well until yesterday. I've been happily running kmttg v1.1a_beta for weeks and Refresh worked until yesterday on it. I did nothing before the breakage. After Refresh quit working I noticed the full release version of v1.1a so I just updated to it with no change (also tools v1.1a now). Using the same MAK as when it worked and I can ping the Tivo inside Win 7 command tool.

No error message here, it just cranks on "playlist", over 15 minutes on the current iteration with no output while the Mac kmttg on Mac 1 has responded in the usual 45 seconds or so.

I don't know if it matters, but the healthy Mac kmttg shows "running" under STATUS, but the Mac 2's bad program shows an incrementing timer. Oh, wait, it did finally time out with curl error 28 SSL connection timeout. Did I break the SSL settings somehow?
What should I do next?

20.4.2 UI hard to read - need the old Font back!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:51
The new skinny font with letters jammed close together makes much of the UI unreadable to me from the couch across the room, I've never had a problem with it before but now I can barely read show info etc.

I'm sure this all seemed great to the twenty-somethings with perfect eyesight that do the graphic design, but for those of us getting a little older there needs to be an option to select the old font and colors (blue on blue for NEW indicators?).

TIVO purchase fail

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 23:18
I just tried to buy new Romaio TIVO equipment via the website. On the last page it told me there was an error because I had not chosen a shipping preference. But there was no preference available because shipping is free. So the order failed......
And of course customer service is not available after 11:00pm.
The "offer" I was applying ends July 8th.
Wonderful stuff TIVO.

Reckless-Entire series thread *SPOILERS*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 22:39
So this was filmed here in Charleston...other than some stupid scenes (why wouldn't the courthouse have A/C?) and other silly southern cliches, it's actually holding my attention. Anyone else?

Endeavor PBS Season 2 Spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:37
Season 2 continues the excellent series. Well written, well cast with delightful views of mid 60s Britain.

Both the 1st 2 episodes have slight twists at the end. The 1st ended with someone unknown but obviously with the police passing the missing notebook onto someone also unknown but powerful, currying favor and protecting yet another figure likely complicit.

I'm not sure precisely what was the reveal in the 2nd episode with the picture of the girl from 1866. She looked like she might have Downs syndrome signifying...?

Thank You Tivo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:19
I am very pleased that Tivo upgraded the Premieres to the "Roamio" fonts. It truly is nice that Tivo upgraded the older boxes.

Is it even worth trying to sell Tivo Series 2 single tuner units wit lifetime subs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:09
I have three Tivo Series2 single tuner units from roughly 2005. All three have had their original 40GB drives replaced at one time or another (80, 125, and 137 hours respectively) with lifetime subs. I had tried to sell them at Arstechnica's selling thread for what I thought was a pretty low amount ($30 and lower), but I didn't even get a passing nibble.

Should I just suck it up and dump them? I've been giving some odd ball thoughts to cutting one up to try turning it into a emulator box of some sort.

We cut cable almost three years ago and can't even get the formerly free channels that came with Comcast internet access so there is little use for them. Netflix, Plex, and Roku fit the bill nicely now that a three year old dominates our viewing habits. :D

Different Signal Strengths on HD DVR & Roamio Basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 18:14
I went from my Series 3 HD DVR (2 Tuner) to a Roamio Basic (4 Tuner) and the signal strength for NBC (39 in San Diego) went from 85 with the HD DVR to 60 with the Roamio Basic with occasional pixelation.

Any suggestions or ideas?

The Almighty Johnsons

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:39
Anyone going to check this show out?


Looks like it might be a good Warehouse 13 replacement.

Update to Roamio Plus Questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:13
I currently have a Premiere upgraded to a 2TB drive with lifetime service. While the unit works fine it is sluggish as the Premiere's are prone to do. I would like to stream Tivo content to my iPad, too. I know I can do this with the Stream, something I had but got rid of because of how loud it was.

So I guess my first question is the Roamio noticeably faster over the Premiere in the menus? Are all menus HD now or, like the Premiere, is it sort of piecemeal?

I know the Roamio Plus only has a 1TB drive: is there any way I can move my 2TB drive from the Premiere into the Roamio and have it update to the latest Roamio software? I'd rather not lose an additional TB of data if I don't have to.

Or am I being stupid and just stay with the Premiere since it has a lifetime service? :)

Roamio recording space

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:35
The TIVO site says there are 1000/3000 (Plus/Pro) hours of recording space. Is this SD or HD? If it's SD how much time is that in HD?


Downloading/streaming to iPad when not on home network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:33
The roamio advertises that it can stream your tv shows wherever you are. It seems, however, that all the shows I have tried to stream to my iPad when on vacation say that the copyright holder does not allow streaming outside of the home network. A similar message comes up whenever I try to download shows to my iPad.

Are there actually shows that can be downloaded or streamed when not on the home network? I'm beginning to think that I have been scammed by tivo's advertising for this device.

TiVo Summer Update Released (without Android streaming)

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 13:02
TiVo’s summer update (20.4.2) has started rolling out. As expected, headlining the visual changes are a new customizable 3-column My Shows view and the release of the TiVo Roamio UI onto Premiere and Mini hardware. Along with the refreshed Premiere interface, is a bullet-worthy speed bump – already confirmed by one of our community peers. From TiVo’s new Service […]

Under the Dome S02E02 07-07-14 - Spoilers -

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:10
A decent episode but didn't move the story along at all. I don't trust the new and improved Big Jim at all of course. And I had a feeling Angie would turn up to just be injured instead of dead but nope, they killed her. Looks like this season will be a season of death on the show.

Not very smart burning the fields, where is the smoke supposed to go science teacher?


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