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RedZone on Fios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:54
Have had yearly problems getting RedZone to work on Fios cablecards. Can somebody without a RedZone subscription tell me what you see on channel 835. I see the RZ splash (every touchdown from every game) which seems promising, but not sure if that is the default.


No ads?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:22
I just upgraded my 2 S3 OLED's from 1TB drives to 2TB drives in the past 2 weeks and I noticed that I haven't seen any ads on either. I don't think this is related to the upgrade as I'm pretty sure the ads would have copied over but I'm not sure when I noticed the last ad. I think I happened to notice it at this time as I was paying more attention to see if there were any issues after the upgrade.

Anyone else also have no ads recently? I believe I also saw a post in the Premiere or Roamio forum about someone who had not gotten any ads after their recent software update.


Turn off Power button Functionality

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:51
Is there a way to disable the power/standby button on the front of the Roamio?

New OTA-only $50 Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:41
Nevermind! lol

Tivo suggestions: just trickling in

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 14:32
Tivo suggestions has started acting oddly for me...

Normally, it would keep the disk at near 100% full. Now... it doesn't. It does record 2-3 shows a day. But not many. There are clearly lots of thumbs up shows that have not played recently that it can record.

Just as an example... see the attachment. (I can be a little bit of a graphing nut...) I graph several things on tivo stats. If you look at the graph you'll see where in February I tossed all the tivo suggestions. (I replaced a failing hard drive). The suggestions refilled over about a month. If you look at somewhere around June, suggestions suddenly slow down. There is lots of free, unused space and they don't record.

This slow down coincides with me adding cable. I previously was only recording off of an antenna with about 6 channels. Now I have cable and antenna and a ton of channels... but just a trickle on the suggestions.
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Call for PlexTivo testers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:00
Forum member "ntlord" has been developing a Plex Media Server client for series 4 or later TiVos and TiVo Minis called PlexTivo. Eventually the application may be submitted to Opera TV for formal integration so easily accessible to everyone, or some other means of launching it more easily. For now though, you have to sign up to be an Opera developer (not much to it) in order to gain access to running it from your own computer.

If you would like to help out testing PlexTivo, I've posted some instructions on how to get it going in this post:

If you do test and want to provide feedback please post in the above linked thread.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:47
I just got a tivo premiere , and it has an evaluation sub on it. I would like to ask any one if there's a way to find out if it was a promotion giveaway or a retail unit. In afraid to call tivo and have them cancel it .
Any help would be great ..

Forever (new immortality show on ABC)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:33
HuluPlus and ABC OnDemand have the pilot episode of the new show Forever available.

The pilot is 16x9 aspect ratio from HuluPlus, and 4x3 aspect ratio from ABC OnDemand (4x3 on my DirecTV DVR).

The main character is a 200-year-old man who doesn't know why he doesn't stay dead. He has died many times in many different and painful ways, but he always returns to life a few hours later.

Ioan Gruffuld, Alana de la Garza, and Judd Hirsch appear to be the main actors, based on the pilot.

I enjoyed this pilot a lot, enough to watch it a second time.

If you like scifi-ish mysteries, give it a try.

How does Tivo Desktop Plus work?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:20
I wanted to try Tivo desktop plus, so I ordered it on Tivo.com about a week ago. At the time of checkout, it said it should be delivered in a few days.

A day later, I got an email from tivo that includes a Tivo Desktop Plus license key. The installation instructions say:
"To use your purchased license key(s):

TiVo Desktop software for PC
Step2: Open the TiVo Desktop software and select "Upgrade to Desktop Plus" from the
"Help" menu. Enter the license key provided above and enjoy."

I was expecting to receive either a download link, or an installation disc in the mail. I have no Tivo desktop software from which to "upgrade".

Keep SD Channels ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 08:00
This may be a silly question, but is there any practical or logistical reason to keep my SD Channels active in my TiVo if all I ever watch are the High Def Channesl? Pros? Cons?

Thanks for any advice.

Best price for roamio plus w/lifetime-- labor day sale?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 02:29
Hi. I am new here. I am new to tivo actually.

I am looking into buying my first tivo. I want to get the Roamio Plus w/ lifetime but its proving to be quite the investment.

I see a few different codes and methods to getting the best price so I was wondering what a good price to aim for would be.

I wanted to know if anyone knows if they are offering a labor day sale?

I have an old tivo someone gave me (2nd generation they said). I was wondering if calling about activating it would get me a better price?

Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!

Connect Roamio to sound bar?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:42
My old Series III TiVo had fittings which allowed me to use RCA type plugs to connect sound to a COBY sound bar without using a receiver. My old Tivo died last week, and I bought a new Roamio.

Alas, there aren't any fittings on the new unit which allow connecting to an auxiliary sound bar. Has anyone dealt with this problem, or has anyone a suggestion for a workaround?

Roamio arriving wednesday and I have Time Warner, do I need a tuning adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:03
When I called and ordered the CableCard from Time Warner I knew nothing about them so I didn't know to ask for a tuning adapter and they didn't say anything about it. Only reason I know about the tuning adapter is a I Googled Roamio and TWC and what I read mentioned the tuning adapter. Do I need to call back and tell them to make sure they include a tuning adapter? I live in NE Ohio (Dover, OH to be specific).

PyTivo Not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:02
My pytivo was working just fine then I changed my cable modem(was not DOCSIS 3.0) and WiFi router. I got a all in one. Motorola/Arris Surfboard Modem & Wi-Fi router with MoCA support Model#SBG6782. I do use MoCA so this was the big draw for me. I now no longer need to have 4 devices all plugged in. I get it all in one nice package. Anybody have any idea what I might need to do to get my PyTivo working again?

Horrible Pixelation with Verizon Fios since early July 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:03
So I live in massachusetts and have already placed 1 call to Fios where they told me that they see the problem and are fixing it...They then contacted me and said it was fixed..and it barely was. Still RS corrected but very few uncorrected....Now we are into the uncountable errors and multiple channels won't even tune in the 600's (HD) and even the basic HD is a mess...

Anyone else with fios Massachusetts having this issue lately?
I am going to call tomorrow...

Please help get Netflix updated for HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:00
I have two Tivo HD units in my house that work great, but there is a problem when watching Netflix. You do not get the Who's Watching request when you start it up. This feature allows family members to each have their own favorite shows saved. Without this everyone's favorites have to go into the queue of the main account holder, me.

Tivo support told me that the only way the Netflix app would be updated is if it were requested by enough people. They had me fill out a form at:


(If you don't want to use a link from a forum you could just google "suggest a TiVo feature" and the top link will get you there as well after going through their old research page.)

So, if any of you have a couple minutes, please help out us Tivo HD owners and fill out that suggestion page to have the Tivo HD units get an updated Netflix app to give access to the Who's Watching feature. Even if you don't have one yourself, the request could help all of us that do!

"ABC World News" new SP needed starting Sept 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:36
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer is changing to ABC World News With David Muir effective Tuesday, September 7. You may need to update your Season passes, especially if you are using an older model TiVo or a non-TiVo DVR.

Search results not filtering unselected channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:51
After the latest update, my search results from a wishlist search show EVERY channel that show is on...even channels that I have unselected in my channel list. I only select HD channels in my channel list. So if I search for a show that is on CBS, the results show channel 10, 58, 170 and 1010. This in itself isn't so bad, but when I search for something a little more general like "NASCAR Racing", Instead of having to select from 2 or 3 channels to find what I want, I may have 4 or 5 times as many to sort through to find what I want. This did NOT happen until the latest update. Before the update, the results were far more concise and didn't take nearly as long to sort through. I called TiVo and was told that "people wanted to see everything...even results for channels that aren't selected in the channel list". NOT ME! Interestingly enough, if I make that same search through the "search by title" instead of through a "wishlist" search, it only displays the channels I have selected in my Channel list.

Has anyone else seen this? I remember a trick about making all of your channels a "favorite" and filtering results to only show 'favorite' channels, but either that is no longer and option or I don't remember how to do it...

How long before Xfinity on Demand app appears on new Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:23
I've had a Roamio Plus with a Mini for about a year. That Roamio Plus#1 got XOD one morning several months ago and so did the Mini.

I just bought a new Roamio plus and moved the Mini to Roamio#2 as the host. There is no XOD app showing on either the Roamio#2 and it has disappeared from the Mini. Any idea how long before the XOD shows up? Everything else is working perfectly

Edited to add: Nevermind. Found out elsewhere that it takes 24 to 72 hours. Maybe this will help someone else

Log for why tivo reboots

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:45
Good Evening All,

I have been a proud Tivo owner many years and I enjoy them a lot. The one I wish I had was a way to find out why my Tivo rebooted. Was it an update or is there an issue like a failng HD or Power Supply. I have had a few HD failures along the way and lost 100s of hours of programs.

Is there a way to find out why a tivo rebooted.

Thank you,


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