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Any way to stream videos/movies to a tivo from a media server?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:29
After having tivo for years I finally moved away from tivo after the original series 3 in favor of an HTPC. Due to the high maintenance and the dreaded windows media center I am now looking into going back to tivo and getting a Roamio as it seems to be the box with it all.

Is there any way to stream content from a home media server running windows home server 2011 to the Roamio?

Sprint Shutters WiMAX Network

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:37
It’s an inglorious end for the first 4G mobile broadband service to debut in the US. Sprint has announced that it will officially discontinue operation of its WiMAX network “on or about November 6, 2015.” Sprint completed its acquisition of WiMAX operator Clearwire in the summer of 2013 and has plans to re-farm the Clearwire […]

Transporter: The Series on TNT

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:18
For anyone scheduling this new series SP (which starts on 10/18), these eps are showing up as not new with OAD sometime early in 2013. Guess this is another import show, so set new and repeats until or if they fix it.

Cord Shaving

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:09
For your consideration:


"While the pay TV sector did see its first ever annual decline on record last year when it lost 166,000 subscribers, cord cutting isn't enough to generate those kinds of channel viewership reductions. Instead, the lion's share of these losses are due to users flocking to smaller, less expensive bundles"

"Some TV executives tell the Journal that they're not that worried because they're recouping any financial losses in the form of higher retransmission fees. But as we've seen with recent reports about smaller and mid-sized cable companies backing away from offering TV entirely, and companies like Suddenlink refusing to pay retrans hikes, the status quo of profits simply isn't sustainable."

Guide information not loading

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:39
Since the fall update (I think) my Premiere no longer loads guide data automatically. When it runs out, every channel shows "To Be Announced", even though the box connected successfully less than 24 hours before. If I restart, the guide data shows up immediately, but a forced connection won't load the guide without a restart.

Tivo support suggested I repeat guided setup. After I did that all the channels were TBA and I had to restart, so I'm pretty sure the problem hasn't been resolved.

Anybody know what might be going on? I should mention that my Premiere is perhaps odd, but has never given me a problem before. I have both a Comcast M-card and an antenna connection with a 3Tb internal drive.

Thanks all

Closed Captioning Playback

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:55
I'm trying to search this thread for answer Closed Captioning playback. I do transfering show back to TiVo box most of time (computer to tiro). I'm wondering if anyone have an experience with New Romaio that show CC when they transfer shows back to Tivo?

I own TiVo HD and Premiere (2-dual)
Tivo HD
Closed Caption work with .mpg .tivo

Tivo Premiere
Closed Captioning only work with .TiVo
Doesn't work other format .mpg , mp4

Tivo Romaio
m4v mp4 mpeg? ts ? ?????


Amazon in talks to join UltraViolet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:20

The potential for merging these two digital lockers offers a huge upside for TiVo comsumers. :up::up::up:

Echostar Unveils “Sage” Home Automation (and a doorbell)

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:42
After a several years of TV-centric home automation tech demos at CES, Echostar got serious and recently unveiled “Sage” – their “secure” take on the space and presumably targeted to siblings partners like DISH and overseas providers, versus selling direct to consumers à la Staples Connect or Smarthings. From the Rethink Technology Research newsletter: EchoStar is planning on expanding […]

Soundfreaq Pocket Kick Review

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 06:00
Previously on ZNF, we had the opportunity to review two Bluetooth speakers, the massive, if not questionably looking, G-Boom speaker, and the Pringles shaped Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom. Both of these speakers had their pros and cons depending on your situation. The G-Boom was great for parking in one place and letting the music rock. The UE […]

Enthrall the people close to your heart by sending them spectacular Gift items

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 01:32
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Greet your dear ones with these splendid arrangements of Flowers and Gifts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:25
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HDMI works, analog video & audio work, but no digital audio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 21:08
My setup is a bit different in that the TiVo Roamio feeds two destinations: the HDMI output goes to the AVR in the local room. No problem there.

The component video, optical digital audio, and RCA analog audio go to an Audio Authority matrix router. It sends these (component, optical, rca) to wall plates throughout the house.

Upstairs I have one of the wall plates connected to an identical receiver (Onkyo TX-NR929). Everything works except for digital audio. I only get audio over the analog (red and white RCA cables) ports. I can almost entirely rule out the matrix router because an XBox One connected instead of the TiVo works fine. The amp reads "ANALOG" with the TiVo and "DIGITAL" with the XBoxOne with everything else the same.

The optical is actually converted to Coax by the time it gets to the wall plate, but it's the same case for the XBox. The AudioAuthority can accept either for any source but outputs only coaxially (to coin a word).

I've gone in to the audio settings and ensured that its set to Dolby (and tried PCM for the heck of it too), no changes. The optical port is lit up, but I don't know of an easy way to test what's being sent over it without hauling another receiver out.

This exact problem is also true of my older series TiVo (HDR250 I think, can't recall).

I've tried unplugging the HDMI cable, it does not change anything. While I didn't then reboot it, unplugging the HDMI did not suddenly cause optical audio to start working.

So, is there a limitation in the TiVo related to the optical output when the HDMI is being used? Or anything else that I should know?

If there's a cheap and easy way to test the optical and coax digital audio ports, that'd be handy for troubleshooting too.

Charter disabled my Mini / Moca

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:07
Earlier this year i upgraded to Roamio Pro and more recently added a Mini. I was lucky, the initial cable card install went well, plus the tuning adapter, with no issues to date and i have enjoyed the multiple tuners and storage.
i didn't totally understand the entire Moca netwokand POE filter business but felt i could follow instruction. My junction box outside the house has a bigger splitter that feeds the line into the landline phone, one for internet, and 2 separate feeds for cable TV. One comes to Living Room in front of the house where i have the modem, router, and Roamio. One runs to back of the house with the bedrooms which each have my series 2 units, i have ignored this feed as it didn't seem necessary. i wanted to add the mini to a new location in back of my house, and needed to run the coaxial to the Mini there.
within this huge junction box and just afer their splitter i unscrewed the coaxial coming into the Living room and added a 3" coaxial with the POE filter and then a splitter. so now one feed goes to living room and one goes to the mini. I left all of that inside the junction box, i guess that was my mistake? I set up the mini, everything worked great, i am happy. for a few weeks. last weekend i turn on tv and the mini says not connected to internet, no network adapter. i tried to troubleshoot for days, restarted, checked connections etc. nothing helped.
inisde i noticed on my wifi network that i was losing internet for a few seconds over and over. i checked my Tivo connection and it had failed, told me i was not connected to the internet. i read threads, support articles, couldnt figure it out. oddly enough, after 4 days it the Roamio finally made a connection, and i could see my network on the roamio again. but the mini still had no connection i was baffled and finally thought to look in the junction box, my addtions were completely gone.
i called charter and asked if they could tell if a tech had come to my home at any recent time or if i might should assume someone else had stolen equipment, but i now had connection issues. i was vague about what they were. that got their attn and rep seemed sincerely concerned and told me that a tech had come last Friday Oct 3 to resolve a modem sync issue. i was very confused, who reported an issue, i didnt have one, who authorized them to change my setup, why would they do so? they said i must have requested the call, or someone in my home did. they said someone must have been here, but i didnt call and i wasnt home. i then explained the situation, they were apologetic and also confused, he created a VIP trouble ticket and got a call from local dispatch. they need to know if i will be home the next morning or when i can miss work to be home for them to come fix the problem. i argue profusely, i wasnt home when he messed me up, i dont plan to miss work to have it resolved. they finally agreed to send him back on Saturday. i am adamant that he must bring back my property, and if he has reason not to lke how i hooked it up, show me how it needs to be.
but for now he has totally disconnected my new mini location, and taken the POE without even leaving a note on the door! i am sure i have the only MOCA network anywhere around me, most of my neighbors are trees. but i assume i need to keep this POE filter, if for some reason he doesnt want it there? do i put it back anyway? or put it somewhere else? is there a better way to hook this up, i need to use the coaxial and moca, ethernet isn't a good option for me.
so if you made it thru my post, please tell me anything i need to know to make sure i handle this tech visit properly. dispatch said if he took anything or unhooked anything it was because i wasn't supposed to do it, or have it there. if i can't split off from right there, i am not sure what else to do? She also was adamant that he came because he saw signal issues from my home and corrected the problem for me, so i shouldnt be having problems. i kept insisting there was no problem until after he came. i possibly could have caused something i don't know or understand, but really, i only added a splitter, POE and a coaxial. i need to understand if i did anything wrong, or if anything i need to know concerning all of this.
I am going to give them benefit of the doubt and try to have a positive attitude with the tech, at this point this post is just to share this odd experience. but any advice or thoughts are welcome. i will post back afterwards to let you know what happens. sorry for the long detail and if i chose the wrong forum to post in. thanks

Tivo Roamio Pro w/ Lifetime + Extra slide remote auction starts at .01 No reserve

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:40

You are bidding on the best TIVO Roamio Pro with lifetime service, 3 year extended warranty, extra RF slide remote, original included RF / IR remote, Power cable, HDMI cable and USB extender cable. In addition I also have the original box which I will use for shipping.

This unit was purchased by me personally in May 2014 and has been in flawless use since. I have had ZERO issues with this unit and it has performed perfectly with my Xfinity service. The reason I am selling is we are moving to Toronto and TiVo doesn't work with Rogers.

All items are in like new condition. The slide remote is a year and a half old now but works like it was brand new. Buttons are firm, slide of the remote is tight and everything works perfectly.

I only accept paypal and will only ship to confirmed addresses. If you have any questions please ask them prior to bidding. Look at my feedback, bid with confidence.

New to Tivo - How do I Suggestion?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:47
Hi All,

I'm new to the Tivo family, adopting a Roamio and Mini in lieu of FiOS boxes this week. Already love the thing. Just a few questions though.

I'm a bit confused about how the "Suggestions" feature works. Foremost, it seems that it will default to SD recordings and there's no way to tell it to prefer HD? From suggestions I read (albeit old ones), it sounds like my best bet is to remove any SD channels so that the box only has HD to choose?

Secondly, my box is set as English America. For some reason, all of my suggestions thus-far save 2 have been from Telemundo. I don't speak Spanish, so I'm not sure why this is what's being downloaded. The only two thumbs-up I've given are Goatham (1) and The Flash (1). Neither are Spanish broadcasts so I really have no idea why I'm getting Spanish Suggestion recordings or how to fix this. It may be because there's not enough to pool from and my suggestions will get better as I rate more items, but was wondering if there was any feedback on this.

Finally, I'm kind of curious as to how important a thumbs-Down is. It seems like a thumbs-up would be better to say "I like this" than a thumbs-down as that may eliminate content from being shown to you, that you may end up liking.

Thanks in advance!

Roamio with Lifetime for $574 after $125 Off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:25
Just got an email with that offer. I guess it is the basic, 4-tuner model. Since I'm OTA, that would be all I can do (there were offers for the other two models, too).

I checked in a few weeks ago and folks were talking about whether LIFETIME would be offered. But I really don't know much about this "new" Roamio device.

Opinions are most welcome.

Oh, I see I could "throw" in a tivo mini for another $150 for watching in another room. I know nothing about any of these services.

And I apologize if there are already threads on this offer.

Thanks in advance.

(edited to add: I think maybe the discussion was about the new whatever and lifetime??? Hey, I have an OLD birthday about a week ago and the gray matter is .....)

Scrambled closed captions on new shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:22
I have a hearing loss and use the closed captions (CC) feature all the time on my TiVo Premiere. The CCs for most shows come through fine. I've noticed with at least two new programs on CBS that the captions come through scrambled, if at all. When watching Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans, CCs are intermittent, and when they do appear, they mostly say "CBSCBSCBSCBS" or some variation thereof. I contacted the engineer at the TV station the shows came from; he says it's a problem at the TiVo or Charter Cable level, as the CCs came through fine on his home set.

This problem does not appear on returning CBS programs, or on any other channel or program. Can anyone think of a reason why the problem would be isolated to these programs, and how to fix it?

Wrong channel numbers in Upcoming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:09
Lately I've noticed incorrect channel numbers when accessing "Upcoming" for shows. For example, right now I'm looking up "Transporter: The Series" and I get four showings listed: episodes 1 and 5 on Sat 10/18 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, and again at 10:00 and 11:PM. However, the first two showings say they're on "781 TNTHD" and the second two on "1203 TNTHD". The correct channel is 1203; there is no 781 in my line-up.
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Zoom/Full/Panel Not Changing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:49
Starting a little bit ago, on all channels, the Zoom/Full/Panel has ceased working. It looks to be on Panel (I always keep it set to Zoom, and in the TiVo settings, it shows as being set to Zoom) but there are black borders around a square picture, which I believe is Panel mode.

I've changed to several different channels with different programming and they are all the same. Hitting the button on the remote to switch modes does nothing.

Anyone else experiencing this?


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