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Using an iPhone's"Personal Hotspot" for Internet Connection?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:36
Just wondering...

I've got an extremely slow wi-fi connection where I live. However, it is provided free of charge by the home owner's association. Currently I do have my TiVo connected to it. It downloads data without an issue. However, when accessing Netflix, I dare only view shows in SD...and even then, the shows freeze up several times.

Can I use my iPhone's personal hotspot as my TiVo's wi-fi connection for faster Internet speeds and possible viewing of HD Netflix shows?

Brooklyn Nine Nine | Season 2 Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:29
Nice to have this program back. Finally caught up on episode 1 of the season. Forgot that Jake had gone undercover at the end of last season.

Some good laughs from Jake and his deadpan boss :)

TiVo Wants Access To a Combined AT&T/DirecTV

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:51
By way of the TiVo Community and an FCC filing, we learn that TiVo has petitioned the powers that be for access to customers of a combined AT&T and DirecTV – should the merger be approved (now with NFL in the bag). And they do make a compelling argument… including drawing a clever parallel to Ma Bell (which […]

Director’s Chair: David Fincher

TiVo Blog - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:49
I usually make a point not to see the movie adaptation of a book I’ve already read (doing so usually just leads to disappointment, and after watching the series finale of Dexter I’ve had enough of that in my life). However, I am so excited to see David Fincher’s movie adaptation of Gone Girl that it will be the first film I see in a theater since March. It takes more than a pretty face and a catchy soundtrack to entice this moviegoer, and I have a feeling that Gone Continue Reading

Roku To Unveil Screen Mirroring!

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:43
By way of several support notes, perhaps posted a bit early, we learn that Roku is set to unveil mobile device screen mirroring. It’s not clear if these are the Miracast capabilities originally predicted by GigaOm in 2013 or something entirely different, but we do know the feature is currently limited to Roku 3 and Roku Stick (HDMI) hardware and […]

Philips TiVo finally upgraded! 15 years!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:47
Well, I think I've got most everyone beat. I finally upgraded to a Tivo Roamio from my Series 1 after the modem...I repeat, the MODEM failed. The HD is still spinning like a champ! I swear it needs to go into some kind of longevity hall of fame! I will most likely remove it from the unit and frame the thing. I think in all those years it was "off" for less than a few months all told.

I got my money's worth out of that lifetime sub for sure. I doubt it will happen again as the new HDs spin way too fast to last longer than a few years. (I think, right?). Does the Roamio even have a mechanical HD? I'm out of the loop on SA Tivos. Can't wait to have fun setting up the new box!

Oh and what's the deal with only the lowest version having OTA capability? These cable ******bags aren't even trying to be sneaky anymore...getting cocky.

Person of Interest - S4E02 - "Nautilus" - 9/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:28
Well, I was a tad disappointed that this wasn't an episode about nuclear submarines but Nautilus delivered by moving more story elements into place and opening some interesting plot points.

What started out as a fairly routine number turns into something much more.

I had initially thought that Claire might be recruited by the Machine by the end of the episode due to her skill set, but I didn't initially see the Samaritan angle.

Once Harold stated that the contest emails seemed to come out of nowhere, my mind went racing with the thought, "Did The Machine create this contest or did Samaritan?".

This episode again pointed out that Samaritan is also eliminating anyone who may come up with a competing AI so this may be a war that only our crew can battle.

I suspect that we haven't seen the last of Claire though.
Not sure if she'll become Greer's right hand or Samaritan's analog interface.

Timing a new Tivo purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21
I was ready to buy a new Tivo, but was wondering what the normal cycle of new models was. Seems like the Roamio has been out a while and a newer model might be coming soon.

Any ideas? Is it about 2 years between new models?

I bought a Tivo HD about a month before the Premiere came out, so I know what it is like to get burned by an new model.

Question on Android streaming with multiple Premiere's in home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:42
I have 3 Premiere's in my home on a wired network.

If I purchase one Stream box and connect to the network, will I be able to stream content from any of the 3 Premiere boxes? Or just one?

Please help. Thanks.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:37
I know this was a problem on the S3HD units but hadn't heard of it as a problem on Premieres. My XL4 box suddenly lost the HDMI output completely. No storms, everything on surge protector, etc. Component and composite outputs work fine. Tried other cables, TV inputs, etc. The firmware update was about a week ago but I didn't have a problem until yesterday so I'm discounting that as the cause. Anyone else seen this issue?

Selfie - "Pilot" S01E01 OAD 09/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:30
I'm don't usually watch romantic comedy, but I'm a fan of both Karen and John.

Overall, I liked it, especially with the very modern techie vocabulary.

They do need to tone it down a little, like the on-the-lips kiss with the boss in front of everyone. I can understand Eliza can be over-the-top, but the boss of a major company?

Evel Dick finally reveals why he left in the middle of BB 13 ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:23
All this time we knew it had to be something pretty major for him to leave so abruptly like that. It turns out that they pulled him into the diary room and informed him that he was HIV positive ...


After areawide outage and signal, Tivo Series 3 says "Lost Signal"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:59
Yesterday, XFinity had an area-wide outage. After service came back, our Tivo Series 3 started showing "Lost Signal".

The XFinity cable box was receiving signal just fine, so I pulled it off of its coax and stuck it onto the one the Tivo is on. It (the XFinity box) received signal fine there as well.

The Tivo runs off a splitter that also goes to the phone/internet router, so I took the splitter out of the sequence (temporarily removing our phone/internet access), and the Tivo ran fine that way.

The Tivo was working fine before the outage/restoration. So it seems to me that the restoration may have resulted in our getting a less strong signal than before the outage, such that half the signal (i.e. post-splitter) is not enough for the Tivo.

Questions I'm hoping someone here can answer:
  1. Am I understanding things correctly?
  2. How much signal does the Series 3 need?
  3. I might be able to move the phone/internet router to another coax outlet, taking that splitter out of the mix, but if not, what can I do to boost the signal the Tivo is receiving?

Windows Phone/Desktop Streaming?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:31
Could this be next on the roadmap ?

Transfer from PC to Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:46
What can i do to get my Tivo Roamio and Tivo Desktop Plus to transfer video from my PC to my Tivo? It works very sporadically, and I can't seem to find the key to making it work automatically. Some files transfer, while some go undetected no matter what I do. It's one of my favorite Tivo features, but it doesn't do me any good if I can't make it work. ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!

Sons of Anarchy Poor Little Lambs 9/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:08
I haven't watched yet, but thought I'd get the party started. Please carry on without me and I'll be back after I've viewed.

Lifetime Subscription and Mini Help

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:59
Hi All, I just purchased a Roamio Pro from Amazon for $498 but have not activated yet. This is my first Tivo. I also want to buy 3 minis that hopefully will work with the Cat 5 cable running to every cable outlet in the house.

My need now is how to get best price for Lifetime Subscription? If savings are significant I can return the Pro back to Amazon as I have Prime and buy a Pro with Lifetime included somewhere else that is very reliable.

As for the Minis, I am hearing there are some changes coming which will be introduced at the CES in January but I'm not sure what they are. Does anyone have knowledge of the changes?

If changes are not needed by me, where would be best place to buy the Minis now?

Thanks in advance

Record All Shows and Keep Until I delete

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:37
After the Fall Update I chose the Season Pass option to record all shows. However, the Tivo chooses the SD version when there isn't an HD channel available (I live between two markets where one market only has a SD version). Is there a way to ignore the SD channel?

Also, when I set up a Season Pass and I choose the option to 'Keep until I delete' the Tivo still schedules to delete them. When I select the show it allows me to extend the length of time to keep it, but it only allows me to extend it for two weeks even when I delete a lot of old shows. Is there a way to change it back to 'Keep until I delete'? Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Heavy is The Head" (9/30/14) SPOILERS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:32
Wow, I'm confused about a lot with this show. If Coulson is the director now, what is Nick Fury? And where?

What's the deal with Coulson having to carve the alien symbols? Can't he just use chalk? :rolleyes:

What's the deal with Talbot? He's got his panties all in a twist, when he should just realize that Coulson and his kids are the good guys.

There's more, but it can wait.

Preview spoiler!
Spoiler: Whoa, did not see that coming! I can't believe they would do that.


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