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Premiere + CableCard Question from a Reverse Cord Cutter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:58
I've lived with a cut (TV and phone) cord for just over two years now and we haven't missed much! We are in the midst of building a new home, but sold our current home much more quickly than we anticipated and so we'll be enjoying apartment living for the next five or six months.

I was planning to just get one of those cheap indoor antennas to see what kind of signal I could get, but the Comcast rep was able to get me 12 months on a no-contract Triple Play package for somehow less than I'm paying now for only internet and phone (the phone is a requirement for my home office, otherwise I wouldn't even have that as we use Ooma for our home phone) so I'm going to go with that for the short-term. I figure I'll be able to actually watch Game of Thrones with the rest of the world instead of waiting for the iTunes release so there's another bonus! When we eventually move into our new home I plan to re-cut the cord, but for now I'll be a reverse cord cutter (cord splicer?).

Comcast rep tried to tell me about their X1 DVR deal, but I told him I have two TiVos with Lifetime that my wife and kids already know how to operate so just hook me up with a couple of M-Cards and I'll self-install.

So here's my question... I have two Premieres hooked up to my OTA antenna and we obviously have a bunch of programming recorded. When I move the TiVos into the apartment and install the Cards, will I have to re-run Guided Setup and completely lose everything I've recorded, or is there a way to just change the guide data? I've updated the guide data before but that was without swapping from OTA to Cable.

Midseason Premieres: Game of Thrones

TiVo Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:48
Midseason Premieres: By Alicia Broadway It’s important to have something to look forward to. With summer around the corner, I’m sure lots of you will be planning summer vacations. Maybe others of you are about to experience something great, like getting married, or having a baby, or redeeming that free sandwich coupon stuck in the back of your wallet. I too have something to look forward to—something that is increasingly taking over my every thought, making it hard to concentrate at work or pay attention to loved ones. I’m of Continue Reading

Anyone else starting to get bored of The Big Bang Theory?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:44
This is a show that I used to watch religiously. I haven't technically missed an episode yet, but about a dozen of them have now piled up on my TiVo. I still think the show is funny, but it lost its freshness to me. It's always just the same old Sheldon being Sheldon stuff.

New Software Update 20.4.???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:33
Anyone have any news at to what is new in this upgrade.

Roamio Plus/ AV Receiver not getting along

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:44
My previous setup:

Tivo Series 3 HD connected by HDMI to Pioneer VSX1019AH connected by HDMI to Samsung UN55F7100. No problems.

New setup:

Tivo Roamio Plus connected by HDMI to Pioneer VSX1019AH connected by HDMI to Samsung UN55F7100. No dice.

With the above setup, when I power on the Roamio, initially I see the "Welcome, Starting Up" screen with the Tivo man. After 15 seconds, the video signal is lost. This process then repeats every 2 minutes or so.

If I connect the Roamio to the TV directly, it works without a hitch. I have tried multiple cables to no benefit. I reconnected the Series 3 set and it worked normally. All the other AV input components (AppleTV and Xbox One) are working normally.

What is different about the Roamio that it does not work in the exact same setup as my Series 3 HD unit? How can the receiver be preventing the Roamio from starting up? Is there a setting I can change in the Tivo or the AVR to make this work?

FYI, Kuro-link on the AVR and Anynet+ on the TV are both set to off.

Thanks for any help.

$99 Amazon Fire TV Now Shipping! (With Miracast)

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:02

As most know, I’ve been tracking the Amazon streamer for some time — turning up a Best Buy planogram as the first hard proof of its existence, followed by regulatory filings of the dual-band box itself and curious Bluetooth gaming controller. Of course, the devil is in the details, with complete capabilities and pricing remaining a […]

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With Windows 9, Microsoft may finally forget the past and embrace the future

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:51
Am I just panic prone, or is Microsoft about to set a course with Windows 9 that leaves the video hobbiest out in the cold?

"Interestingly, Windows 9 might not include a “Desktop for running legacy Win32 apps,” according to “previous tips,” and will be updated “frequently and regularly” via the Windows Store."

Say good bye to Win 32 apps?

I am more inclined to shout "Say it ain't so!" First they abandon development of Windows Media Center.Now, I suppose we can say goodbye to TiVo Desktop software, VideoReDo, Total Media Theatre, Showbiz, Mediabrowser and a ton of other programs that are not 64 bit programs.

I am going to have to start looking at other OS options.

Survivor Cagayan : "Head of the Snake" : OAD 4-2-2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 20:01
LOL! Now that's a tribal council! Even though I think LJ was dumb to give his idol up for Tony, I wasn't expecting the "other one" to be Jeffra. Glad Sarah is out, she deserved it for thinking she had the power. You don't get to be king just because you are pivotal in one scenario. I don't blame Kass for doing what she did.

That immunity challenge was made for Wu. How come he was the only one with footwear? I guess it's up to the contestants.

So, the new HII has "special powers"? I can think of one way in particular that it could be more powerful, but will save my speculation. I've got a feeling we won't have long to wait.

Jury started = new Ponderosa videos soon! :)

Through the Wormhole

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:51
Not sure if this is affecting anyone else, but Wednesday, 4/2's episode at 8pm Eastern is supposed to be a new one, Season 5 Ep 3, When did time begin? Looks like they are showing a marathon, but the actual show playing (live) is Do we have Free will?

You might want to record the marathon in case the science channel messed up the order. I'll follow up as the night goes on.

9pm is correct, a repeat of Is luck real?

Basic Roamio storage question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:23
Is upgrading the internal storage better than attaching an external hard drive? Does it just come down to personal preference when adding storage to a Roamio?

PyTivo Subdirectories not refreshing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:30
I have been running PyTivo for a few years. Over the last few months I have noticed that directory subfolders are not refreshing like they used to. It used to be instant, so as soon as i added a file i could see it on the tivos. Now the files don't show up in the subdirectories. I have to press #2 to see all files in main directory to have access. I don't think i changed anything in config that would cause this. Has anyone else experienced this? Any easy fix?

MLB.tv app causing reboots 100% of time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:23
Tried ysing mlb.tv app during spring training and every time I started a stream my Tivo locked up and after 3-4 minutes rebooted. I chaulked it up to something to do with the new season. Tonight I tried again and it's doing the same thing. I'm 3/3 tonight with trying to start a stream leading to a complete system reboot. MLB.tv works perfect on my Android device via home wifi and on my laptop using the same connection.

Tivo network is TWC plugged into wireless router via Ethernet. Roamio is connected to mini via coax.

Anyone had similar issues? Thoughts on possible resolution?

Many thanks.

April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

TiVo Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:00
April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Do you prefer Skippy or Jif? Smucker’s or Welch’s? NBC’s Dracula or ABC’s Nashville? The first documented mention of pairing peanut butter with jelly on bread occurred in 1901 when a writer in the Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics penned: “For variety, some day try making little sandwiches, or bread fingers, of three very thin layers of bread and two of filling, one of peanut paste, whatever brand you prefer, and currant or crab-apple jelly for the Continue Reading

can roamio only dns settings be changed to use unblock us mlbtv related

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:56
I have been enjoying the mlbtv free game.of the day using the TiVo app. I tested it up against the ps3 and it was identical in terms of picture quality, not features but overall just as good and easier to turn on and off, and broadcast to other TVs via a mini.

Before I decide on a purchase I see plenty of info on other devices regarding unblock us DNS service but not the TiVo. I know the TiVo has a DNS section can this be altered and not affect any other services, xfinity on demand and Netflix?
I don't want to run unblock us at the router level for security purposes so if anyone knows that would be great.

The alteration is to get around the blackout of local teams.

I want to donate TiVoHD - you pay shipping

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:30
I do technical support in my local community.

I have three TiVoHD players from a client that downsized to a smaller home. I didn't get a chance to verify how well they work because the client dropped them off for me to get rid of them.

You can get all three for the price of shipping. I can only estimate the cost. You pay up front using PayPal. We agree to settle any under/over cost (- PayPal Fees) after item has been received.

Zero cost but at your own risk for it's working condition. The units does not have any physical damage except a few minor scratches from using or relocating them in a normal environment.

I do not want to bother shipping them one at a time to different people. One person must take all three. You can arrange to pick them up if you live in Los Angeles without paying the shipping cost.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - First Season - Spoilers Okay

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:16
I did a search and didn't see any other thread on this. Is anyone else watching? It's on the El Ray Network, which is apparently Robert Rodriguez's own network and which I didn't know even existed until recently, but Comcast now carries it (at least in some markets). I think this may be one of the only shows on it right now. It's been pretty good so far. I'm up to Episode 4, which is the most recent. It seems to be following the story of the first movie but drawing it out and expanding upon it. Starring Don Johnson, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama, and a bunch of other people I don't know but all of whom are pretty good. It's definitely worth checking out.

Powered USB Port?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:18
Does the Roamio Plus have a powered USB port that could be used to power a Roku streaming stick or Chromcast? Tired of waiting for TiVo to announce Amazon Prime Streaming.

TiVo HD black/blank sceen WITH audio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14
Our TiVo HD has recently begun blanking/blacking out, but sound is still audible. If I unplug & restart the TiVo HD, the picture comes back. This doesn't seem like a hard drive issue, like when our Series 2 hard drive died & I had to replace it, but I'm no expert. I follow instruction well, & I'm relatively competent, but I'm not a computer genius. Any analysis & help will be much appreciated. Thanks! :)

We have Comcast cable w/ a single cablecard installed. TiVo was purchased new with lifetime subscription in 2009.


Xfinity VOD - Show your appreciation with your wallets!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:26
Now that Xfinity VOD is available on my TiVo, I feel compelled to choose this option over other options if the movie/TV show I want to rent is available. It's my way of saying to Comcast, "Thanks!. You made the right call". In my eyes, the more we use the service, the more likely Comcast will be to play ball with TiVo in the future. Does anyone else feel this way?


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