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Picture Freezes on Playback on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:56
Recently I noticed that when playing back a program, the picture freezes for a few seconds and then resumes playback normally. While it is frozen, the Tivo does not seem to respond to the remote. Once playback resumes and I skip back to the place where the freeze occurred, the playback passes right through. This is a new behavior, which occurs once or twice during a program playback. I am wondering if anyone else if also having this problem.

premiere XL

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:09
just got my romeo plus so I'm selling my 2 tuner premiere XL it has lifetime,150 hr. HD THX certified and is in excellent condition. comes with remote and power cord . $350. shipped

How can I clean up "my shows"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:19
I just set up my Roamio plus and mini today and am having a pretty good time so far. One thing I see as a possible problem. When I go into "My Shows" I get NETFLIX, YOUTUBE, HULU PLUS MLB.TV AOL ON.

None of these things I use or will use. Can I somehow remove them from this menu to make things look a littler simpler. Right now it's distracting clutter that will confuse and annoy my family members.

How can I clean this stuff up?



"The internal temperature was too high. The DVR has been shut down to avoid damage"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:14
I have a Series 2 DIRECTV DVR (SD) RCA DVR80. Two days ago I had a power failure. (The DVR is plugged into a UPS, but the power failure lasted too long, and the UPS battery ran down.) Since then, when I power up the DVR, it gets as far as the "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." screen, and then after a few minutes I get an orange-and-black "The internal temperature was too high. The DVR has been shut down to avoid damage to the hardware." screen. I tried vacuuming the shelf it rests on and the exterior of the case with a full-size vacuum cleaner. I then opened it up and used the same vacuum cleaner on the interior (without touching anything). It didn't help.

The fan is definitely running -- I can see it and feel the airflow. I noticed two things, but I don't know whether they're normal: I can hear a high-pitched sound (not very loud) while it is powering up; and I can smell something sweet (almost dessert-like). Does anyone know if this signifies anything?

http://www.weaknees.com/repair.php ("TiVo IS OVERHEATING") seems to suggest this is a power supply problem. Is there anything else I can try -- either diagnosis or possible remedy? Would a bad power supply look any different?

The hard drive is about 8 years old. The DVR itself is about 10 years old.

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USB testing... ideas?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 19:07
So here's the over-view... Tuning Adapter stopped working, trying to determine if the ports on the TiVo went bad or the cable company messed something up. Its a premiere 4, so don't have a WiFi adapter to test functionality with... no fancy remote requiring RF dongle, and no other TiVo to test the tuning adapter on... plugged in a phone charger and there IS power from the port at the very least. No point in getting the TiVo replaced if the new unit will behave the same way because its a problem with the cable equipment / backend setup. Wondering if any one has any other ideas for a way to solidify that the port is fully functioning, without having to purchase new equipment just for testing. Or can confirm that the existence of power should tell me to start harassing the cable people.

Using RCA cable adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:28
Just wanted to let everyone know out there that has an older style tv with no hdmi that you do not have to order the adapter from tivo. I went to walmart and found an audio 2 way "Y" adapter. It has a 3.5" jack on one end which goes into the Tivo Roamio. Even though the two ends on the adapter were red and white, I plugged the red one into the yellow video plug on my tv and it worked! I plugged the other white plug into the correct spot on the tv and I have video and sound. All for 6 dollars at walmart.

On a TiVo Q, how can you tell if an episode is new or a rerun?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 16:13
And with SD menus? On my DirecTV, the info is displayed in the episode description, i.e. as the "First Aired" date.

I can't find that on my TiVo.

ETA: The Q is pretty much the same model as the XL.

Channel Up/Down shortcut on show page?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 15:35
I just upgraded to a Roamio from a series 3. On those older Tivos you could choose a show from the Now Playing list and hit the Channel Up and Down buttons to move to the next or previous show in the list without needing to go back to the list first.

This doesn't seem to work on the Roamio and it's driving me crazy. Is there a new button for this? Do I need to enter an SPS code for it? Or is it a feature that just didn't make the transition from the old series 3 devices?

Roamio Plus for sale, San Diego North County area

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 15:22
Roamio Plus for sale. Brand new they are three-nineteen at Amazon, I will let a TCF member make me an offer. I have the device and the power cord, but for the life of me I cannot find the remote as we are a Harmony household and never used the peanut. We got tired of the tuning adapter/cable card game so switched to U-verse-- I'm not aware of any issues with this (other than the usual cable company shenanigans with tuning adapters) and believe it to work as well as from the factory. I just booted it and it came up to the cablecard screen. PM me.

ETA: There is no lifetime subscription or contract or anything like that on this device.

Dish and CBS strike deal, but auto ho neutered

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:22

I put this in the coffeehouse because I think it is a relevant conversation about commercial skipping and why tivo hasn't implemented hopping technology. Expect the other broadcasters to quickly follow suit.

I also think it goes to the fact that broadcasters will work hard to safeguard the advertising revenue - keep this in mind as we move to an IP on demand streaming future - most likely designed around the Hulu Plus model

Quote: According to a joint press release, Auto Hop will now be disabled on CBS for a full seven days after shows premiere in primetime. That's a valuable window for broadcasters: one of Nielsen's audience-measuring metrics, known as C7, estimates the number of viewers who watch the commercials for each show during its premiere and any DVR viewings up to seven days after. Broadcasters use those metrics to sell ads and set prices for spots.

But for Dish customers, it effectively kills Auto Hop. Before today's agreement, primetime shows watched after 1AM the following day would have the commercials automatically "erased." Now subscribers will either have to wait a week to watch the latest episode of their favorite show, or they'll go back to the old way of doing things: manually fast-forwarding through commercials on their DVR.

Shameless Season 5

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:43
Can't wait for the new season to begin. So many storylines to look forward to, from Ian's bipolar storyline to Frank's sobriety it should be an interesting season.

Uhhh... Is AMERICAN CHOPPER back on Discovery Channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:51
Thursday, Dec. 11th, 2014.
Discovery Channel
American Chopper - Shaq Bike NEW

It gets weirder.

Orange County Choppers - Bikes For Everyone! NEW

Okay. When the show got cancelled, they moved to the CMT channel, and changed the name to Orange County Choppers. Junior was nowhere to be seen. Just the OCC guys at the original shop.

That lasted 8 episodes, which was apparently all there was supposed to be.

Now, both American Chopper AND OCC are running NEW episodes, the same night, on Discovery Channel?

Has anyone heard anything about this?

Foolish ? question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:38
So my RCA DVR 80 died and now have my THR22 set up and networked.
The question,
I have a hard drive enclosure that allows me to connect a HD to my computer.
Can I connect the HD from my old DVR to my computer and transfer contents to my THR22 via the network?

Roamio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 02:29
When you activate a Roamio pro and disconnect an old tivo, will all my recorded shows,show up automatically?

Tivo Desktop only shows 3 out of 4 boxes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:56
I had 3 Tivos (premiere and 2 XLs). Just got a Roamio Pro to eventually replace the 2 XLs. In Tivo Desktop, I would see the 3 boxes in the drop down list for selecting shows to transfer. After activating the Roamio, the Premiere is no longer in the drop down list. It is still active and in use.

Does Desktop have a limit of 3 machines?

The same thing happens on 3 different PCs running Tivo desktop.

The Amazing Race 12/05/14 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 23:22
I have never been so irrationally giddy to see the return of a past task.


A moment that will live in TAR infamy.

Anyone hear anything about the TiVo Mega lately?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 21:48
Since its announcement, the TiVo Mega seems to have dropped out of sight.

Anyone have any recent info about it?

Tuner fails then comes back

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 19:52
(Moved from another thread that no longer seems appropriate)

For the past few (couple?) weeks, my Premiere was having trouble getting channels, seemingly at random. It would try to record, but there would just be a blank screen and when the "recording" was done there would be nothing in Now Playing. At the same time, I also started having problems with extremely intermittent pixelization, drop-pouts, stutters, etc. Not constantly, but maybe a few little glitches each show.

Yesterday I got a Roamio, and since then it's been a nightmare. Frequent "Searching for channel" errors, frequent "Unauthorized" errors, frequent "Cannot get a signal" errors. If I jump from tuner to tuner, I can eventually get a channel to show up, and once I even managed to get all six tuners where I wanted them. But when I change channels, often I end up with an error again, and the problem sometimes cascades. Early in the Roamio process, they had me go to Comcast and swap out my CableCard, so now I have a new TiVo, and new CableCard, but similar problems (not identical; with the Premiere there was never an error message). At one point I was thinking I only had a certain number of functioning tuners, but that's apparently not the case since I did have six working at one point.

Any ideas?

SP only first-runs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 19:21
Greetings All,

I've owned\upgraded (3) TiVos since 2004 and I know it happens from time to time that the Season Pass will record re-runs, but lately in the pass month I've seen a huge increase in this happening... I don't know if its because the Networks & Cable channels are rounding out their programming for the Christmas specials and they're throwing out a LOT or re-runs or there is a switch/flag not being set in the TiVo guide programming... Anyone else seeing this issue?

Thanks in advance! :)

roamio antenna & cable together?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 17:18
I bought a roamio basic and a mini with the idea of using the antenna and cable at the same time. But it appears that with one coax connection, I have to use or the other but not both.

Does anyone know if there is a workaround for this?

My goal is to eventually leave the cable and just use the internet and the antenna.

I'm replacing a premiere xl4 and series 3. I've had terrible luck with the xl4 so I am very nervous about putting all my eggs in one basket. So far, I'm beginning to doubt my decision and am wondering if I should just pack it up and send it back, but hopefully, it will work out.



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