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New Roamio Pro transfer question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:17
I just bought a new Roamio Pro and have a question about transferring programs. I also have a Premiere and two Series 3 HD units. I have had many problems transferring shows from TiVo to another due to copyright restrictions. Am I right that the Roamio uses a different method when it moves a show from it to another TiVo that eliminates the copyright problem to Premieres and Minis? If so will that method allow transfers/copying to my Series 3 units? If I am wrong then all I can say is "that sucks".

"Problem getting tuner"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:37
I recently replaced our Premiere XL with a new Roamio Pro. We're on Tim-Warner here in Austin, so we require a Tunig Adapter for SDV. I swapped out the CableCARD and connected the new unit in place of the old, and everything has been working great for the past three weeks. However, over the weekend, it started to miss recordings. Not miss them entirely, mind you, but only record the first 60-70 seconds of some shows. Checking the History shows they all got the same error: "Problem getting tuner."

That has to be one of the least helpful error messages I've encountered yet, not to mention the least accurate - it was obviously able to obtain a tuner, because it successfully started recording each show. Perhaps it had trouble retaining the tuner, but that still doesn't give me much to go on.

Figuring that the culprit is more likely to be the TA than the TiVo, I power cycled the TA, and it all appears to be working fine again now, but I'm concerned that that may simply have masked the problem, and/or that it will return in another few weeks.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? I'm still (just) within the 30-day return period - should I place a call with TiVo so that I have it on record in case it does it again?

Japanese spam? Or Chinese or?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:36
Mods, wake up. There is a bunch of spam on the forums. Maybe Japanese or Chinese, Mandarin, I have no idea, but it isn't any language I am familiar with. I can't be the only one seeing it. Can I?

Viewing Season Almost Over-Looking for alternatitives

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:58
Now that all of the network series are winding down for the summer, I am curious as to what are your favorite, non-network, NON-ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX, series that you have been hooked on. To tell you the truth, I normally only have watched series on these four networks and not on any of the alternatives like the pay channels or less popular stations or Netflix.

I am looking to get in to some previously unexplored series, for me at least, and go into a catch-up binge marathon!

Any suggestions from HBO, Showtime, FX, etc., etc. would be greatly appreciated!


Jeopardy problem: series renamed, SP no longer works

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:39
Have no idea if this is just Houston, or all over...

Realized my daily Jeopardy fix wasn't recording, and yet I was getting the 1:00am showing, which in my market is an older rerun. Turns out Jeopardy has been renamed, and the SP (ok, OP) no longer works.

The 4:30 afternoon Jeopardy, which is the new episode, is now called Daytime Jeopardy. The 1:07am episode, which is usually from a year or two ago, is now called Jeopardy.

Now to make matters worse... much worse... I noticed even a new SP wasn't working... because ...

The 4:30 episode info is no good. It has an OAD of a year ago. So "New Only" won't record it (which is what my SP is, "new only"). Setting it to New & Used (or whatever it's called) worked. And the 1am episode has a new date, but in watching it, I realized it's at least a year old.

I don't know if this will be fixed or not, so I have created two SPs (ok, OPs) which can be done since the program names are diff. And then I set both to "New & Old", so all showing would be recorded. Better safe than sorry.

What a ginormous PITA.:mad:

Better Call Saul S01E07 3/16/15 "Bingo"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:28
Down go the Kettlemans! :)

I don't get how Jimmy was thinking that his "retainer" would be enough to get into that fancy office space. Even if Wexler was able to bring clients from HHM (and, of course, if she agreed to come over), it seems like too much money.

Another great progression of the relationship between Jimmy and Mike - they're really getting intertwined with each other now.

Still loving this show!


YouTube Video Stutters after 20.4.6aRC1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 22:11
My Premiere got the new 20.4.6aRC1 update late last week and I was excited for the new OnePass and Amazon features. I was struck by horror when I discovered the new software has made YouTube playback stuttery. Several times a minute the audio/video will stutter and skip, making the experience unenjoyable. My TiVo even crashed while trying to playback the Ben Heck show on Saturday. I know the YouTube experience was slow and painful before, but at least the videos played without issue (once you got one started).

Anybody else having this issue?

Trying to save Toshiba sd-h400

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:13
I have a 10 year old Toshiba SD-H400. I have not used it in a few years but am relocating for work and living in an extended stay for a couple months so I decided to bring it and see if it would work. I plugged the unit in and to my surprise it turned right on. I was able to see the old Tonight Shows with Jay Leno that were saved from about 5 years ago. While attempting to reprogram the set-up and guide I accidently unplugged the unit. Now, when it starts it goes to a gray screen that says, "Powering up, then a screen that says "Almost there, then a “welcome” screen. The instructions say to press select to begin guide set-up but when I do that nothing happens. I’ve tried unplugging several times. Any suggestions?

TIVO One-Pass Cost

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:10
Hi. Just got the one-pass update. I noticed the default is to "include" stream serves like netflix, hulu etc. But I don't pay for any of those services. Will TIVO go and find those past episodes for me and bill me on my TIVO bill? I'm not interested in that at all.

No sound in TiVo desktop transfers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:04
Hope someone can help with this.

Captured some kid shows off of my Directv DVR on my laptop and stored as a MPEG-2 file. Video and sound plays great on the laptop but there is no sound when transferred to the TiVo using TiVo desktop plus. Was adviced that it could be a codec issue. Anyone have any ideas? If it's a codec issue how an I correct that? Thank you

English/Spanish Audio tracks swapped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:18
I recorded a movie called The Signal which aired on Action Max. The English -Dolby Digital track dubbed the movie into Spanish. Frustrated, I took a chance and tried the Spanish track. Boom, worked perfectly. Anyone ever encounter this?

Do the Roamio Pro and Plus have better video/chips than the Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:11
Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows if the Roamio Plus or Pro have better video processing or internals/hardware than the entry-level Roamio.

The reason I ask is that I have the Roamio, and I notice some odd video issues that I never saw before with my Premiere. For example, when watching Suits, I see a lot of what looks like MPEG compression, especially on the blacks. I am attaching a pic to demonstrate. If you look at Harvey's black jacket, you can see what I am talking about.

Is this something that would be improved if I had a Roamio Plus or Pro?
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Wow! That android app update cannot come soon enough.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 20:11
I have a bunch of apple products and have gotten very used to how polished the IOS app is. Recently, I installed DUOS on my Surface Pro and installed the Android app.

Wow, I seem to remember way back in the day all the niggles that the Android app still has, but man it is hard for me to use now! :)

A completed rewrite is supposed to come some time this month if my memory serves me correctly - hopefully it is a lot more similar to the IOS app than the existing Android app.

Undo OnePass Consolidation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:54
I am in what can only be described as OnePass Hell now.

Prior to this last software update, I used to have multiple season passes for shows. I had season passes to treat new episodes differently than re-runs, doing things like keeping more episodes, keeping until I delete, and prioritizing new vs re-runs differently in the Season Pass manager. Now it has consolidated all of these season passes into a single "OnePass" and keeps them all until I delete them (instead of just the new episodes) and blindly assigned everything the same priority. Needless to say, I ran out of space on my TiVo a few days after this patch was rolled out because of all the re-runs that are "keep until I delete" and less than optimal priority assignment.

These multiple season passes should have been converted to wishlists, with their priorities and recording properties untouched. As it stands now, I am going to have to do this myself and re-prioritize over 140 season passes and wishlists. I _really_ have better things to do with my time, and that's why I bought a TiVo in the first place.

Considering the TiVo server keeps track of season passes, on the off chance that it has a backup copy of season passes from before this consolidation occurred, it would be nice if users were given the option to convert every shared season pass to a wishlist instead of a single OnePass.

Amazon video higher quality on my TV than on Tivo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:47
Hello, I have two devices on which I can stream Amazon video. One is my Samsung TV. The other is my Tivo Roamio.

I notice that on the TV (through the built-in app), the video initially comes on at a lower resolution and then 15-20 seconds later "clicks" into a very high resolution.

To the contrary, on my Tivo, the video very quickly goes right to the highest resolution it can stream, but that resolution is not as high as where the Samsung TV eventually clicks into.

The Tivo is hardwired and the Samsung is wireless, so you would think the Tivo would have a higher quality resolution!

Has anyone else noticed this or have any ideas?

NFL Overruns

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:47
I have always wondered what is the longest nfl overrun in history

Won't Play Recorded Shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 18:47
I tried to play a couple of shows that were recorded a a few months back. I got this message: "The TiVo box couldn't record this program because there was no signal. You may have tried to record on a channel that you do not receive". They are recorded on a channel (PBS) that I no longer receive due to a line up change, but I did receive the channel when the shows were recorded and they did record. I can watch the recorded shows vis IOS on my iPhone. They are there.

Why do I get this message? I can stream the program, but not watch it on the Roameo. :confused:

TiVo at SXSW – by TiVo Chief Design Officer Margret Schmidt

TiVo Blog - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:19
I spent my “Pi Day of the Century” in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest® Interactive Festival.*  It was my first time speaking at SXSW — and my first time attending!  My talk was “Consumer Data: the Good, the Bad, the Not-So-Ugly.” The discussion started with defining what it means to be a designer. As a designer, we are advocates for the consumer and empathize deeply with them. It is our job to delicately balance the needs of the consumer, the needs of the business, and technical constraints, with Continue Reading

external USB Storage

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 17:03
If anyone is looking for some fairly cheap USB 3.0 Storage Newegg is running a deal through ebay on a Samsung 4TB USB 3.0 external drive. Costs $99.99 shipped and comes with a 3 yr. warranty. I just ordered one and will be using it to store the TV shows I have download from my TiVos (my Internal drives are getting full). http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAMSUNG-D3-S.../291290095402? This is a limited time deal so if interested I would order today.

Using Roamio OTA DVR for 4 TVs

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:20
I'm trying to understand how to use Roamio OTA DVR as my source for all local tv. I have 4 tvs in the house.

Do I need 4 Roamios or can I use one and 3 Tivo Minis? (I have cable connections between them all now for a Dish Network setup so I can reuse that).

Thanks in advance,


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