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Verizon FIOS and Tivo Premiere, work????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:12
Hi,
I have searched but have only found posts from 2011. Only one from 2014 but that was in march and the Tivo Premiere has gotten the summer update since then.

So ... my questions are:

- Is anyone using TIVO and FIOS together (especially in the NYC area, if that even matters)?
- how is it working?
- Is the HBO issue resolved?
- do on-demand channels work? (they don't with Time Warner)

Verizon is wiring up my block right now :up: and I am hoping all is good and i can finally give time Warner a boot in the ass. I have had them since 1987. I am due for something new and better!

.... anyone .... anyone ....

Black Jesus on Comedy Central (spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:05
I just finished watching the first episode. It surely will raise the ire of the holy rollers but it cracked me the hell up.

TV Review: ‘Black Jesus’

'Black Jesus' raises ire of pastors, faith groups



Quote: "I gathered our youth group and had them sit and watch the trailer of the show," said Kerry Burkey, senior pastor at the 300-member Rockledge Church of Christ, who sees the show as a symbol of a decline in American pop culture.

"It was horrible, disgusting and completely offensive. Down to a person, everyone in the youth group was offended. It just shows where we are a nation. … We have no respect for God," Burkey said.

Roamio and "Smart TV"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:33
I'm a writer/analyst by trade and one of my areas of specialty is covering football - specifically prospect analysis for the NFL draft. It means I watch a ton of college football.

I started doing this 10 years ago. I bought a Tivo Series 2 box and it worked great with my local cable provider. I burned the games to disc on a weekly basis for later viewing. Because I spend up to 10-16 hours viewing a single game and I might want to return to that game next year, burning the recording has been the best solution.

This winter I moved to a new town and the only cable provider is Comcast. They did not support the TiVO Roamio Pro (the box I want to get because it will allow me to transfer games to a computer so I can then burn them to disk) when I moved here and the customer service and quality of the cable provider is so bad out here that I'm inclined to wait a while and stick with Direct TV.

Unfortunately DTV/ATT doesn't support TIVO. I actually used ATT last year at my old house and bought a descrambler to record games off ATT's box, but could not get them at HD quality (I like to use HD quality so I can post clips of plays with analysis on my blog and other outlets where I write).

To try to shorten this story, Roamio Pro seems like the perfect solution to my needs, but I don't have a provider that is compatible to my area yet. A colleague suggested I look into a "smart tv" and find out if I can set up a smart tv that accesses the Internet and determine if I could use TiVo (either my current Series2 or upgrade to Roamio) to record from the smart TV and then burn to disc.

As a small business owner, having a library of games is a resource I'd like to have so I don't have to depend on others.

Anyone have suggestions about the smart tv idea or anything else that might help?

Thank you.

My Time Warner / Cablecard / Tuning Adapter Headache

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:55
So I recently decided to transition from OTA to Time Warner last week in order to get their "Starter TV with HBO" package, and I've been having some issues with my service that neither Time Warner or Tivo can figure out.

The main problem I have is that my HBO channels will sometimes get video but no audio, or audio but no video, and even occasionally fail to "tune" to the channel. Unplugging the tuning adapter solves the problem, but unfortunately that downgrades the signal from HD to SD, which is obviously not a real solution. I am assuming this pinpoints the tuning adapter as the problem, but after talking to technicians with Time Warner's dedicated Cablecard hotline, they say it could be any one of the devices in the chain (Tivo, Cablecard, or tuning adapter). I've gone to my local office and swapped out the Cablecard and tuning adapter, but the problem persists. Here are the facts:

1. I'm in the Raleigh/Durham, NC market.

2. I re-ran guided setup to update the channel map for the Cablecard according to the Tivo instructions.

3. The Cablecard hotline techs spent a considerable amount of time with me on the phone and ran all sorts of signal strength tests on my equipment (before and after the swap) and said that everything checks out okay.

4. My firmware on the Cablecard and tuning adapter are both up to date.

5. I've ruled out my sound bar (no audio directly from TV speakers either).

6. I've swapped out my HDMI cable for another one, and the problem still persisted.

7. I've hooked the coax out from the tuning adapter directly to my Tivo as well as splitting the signal beforehand, and sending one cable to the tuning adapter, and the other to the Tivo, and the problem still persisted.

8. All my coax cables are Quad Sheild RG6 cut to length and capped by myself, and I do know what I am doing.

My conclusion is that Switched Digital Video and the tuning adapter is the root of the problem and never should have been implemented as it adds one more layer to cause problems on top of the Cablecard, which can have it's own problems. The fact that other markets get along just fine without SDV makes me wonder why my region decided to implement it in the first place.

So basically, if I can't reliably tune to a channel for live TV or recording, then I might as well just stick with my antenna for the local channels and use HBO Go on my Apple TV for my HBO fix.

If anyone has any suggestions or tips, feel free to chime in, but I'm going to swap out the tuning adapter one more time before I give up.

Program transfer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:39
I have two TiVos, an older HD TiVo, and a newer TiVo Premiere Elite. One of the features I have really enjoyed is the ability to transfer recorded programs from one TiVo to the other. Recently a problem has developed: When I try to transfer a program from the Elite to the older one, I get a message that says it will transfer the program right after it finishes transferring the program that is in progress. But there is no program in progress. It is true that the blue light comes on on the front of the TiVo, but nothing is transferring. I have left it on for a day or more and it never goes off and nothing ever transfers.

There is no problem transferring programs the other way. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be wrong?

Hoping To Improve Search Text Entry

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:52
I just bought a Roamio (4 tuner) and plan on cutting my DirecTV cord later today. Everything seems to be working fine including using my Harmony 1 remote in place of the TiVo remote. One item I’d like to improve is entering text in the search field. It is a pain moving around to each character, one at a time.

Does anyone know if there is a way to program the Harmony 1 remote to cycle thru the alpha characters assigned to each number? i.e. pressing 2 once sends an A, twice a B, 3 times a C and the fourth time the 2? Like typing a text message on a cell phone.

I assume the TiVo Slide Pro remote can send alpha characters to the search field using the QWERTY keyboard but I do not want to invest $50 in another remote.

The Following - Season 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:42
Wife and I started binge watching this season. This show is right up there with Under The Dumb and The Last Ship. But for some reason, I watch it.

Battle of the Home Automation Hubs

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:51
Intro Home automation chatter has picked up over the past few months, especially now that Apple and Google are throwing their respective kits into the mix. There’s a plethora of approaches to introduce automation into our homes. Whether it’s Z-Wave to disengage your door lock or Zigbee to turn on your lights, the primary method to link up all […]

TiVo + OTA + Internet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:56
Hey viewers.

I'm new to this forum and have never used a TiVo before, but I've heard great things, so please excuse the basic questions.
I'm a current Verizon FIOS customer for cable, internet and phone and am pretty well fed up with paying $195+ per month for a bundled service. I'm hoping to halve that.
I've been reviewing a DVR+OTA (TiVo Roamio + Mohu Sky) options to cut the cable, and an Ooma to cut the phone, so I came across the TiVo Roamio with the OTA antenna option.

I have some questions and would be interested in any feedback and opinions:
1. Does TiVo charge a fee for using an HD antenna, or is that part of the current $14.99 monthly service fee?
2. Can I buy a lifetime service for the TiVo unit in say, 12 months, or does it have to be upfront?
3. Have any Verizon customers had to pay an early termination fee, if they want to unbundle their package and just keep the internet service? (Mine is $230 and I have 16 months remaining on my contract). Will Verizon even allow you to have internet only?
4. Provided I can have internet only, can I connect the Roamio to an antenna with the coax, AND the internet with the ethernet port?
4. I noticed a large selection of channels available with the Roku. Is it possible to record channels from say a Roku to the Roamio?

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.

Dave

Open ports on your TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:06
I'm figured out that doing a port scan against my Roamio's can cause them to reboot. Now I'm trying to figure out which port causes this.

I have odd results so far, as just doing a port scan doesn't always cause my Roamio to reboot but in the one times that I did, my scanner utility showed port 3791 open however other times when the scan completes, I'm not showing it open so I believe it has something to do with that port or a port after it.

These are the ports I show open on my Roamio PLus and Pro, port 3791 only shows up when the box reboots:

80,443,1390,1393,1400,1410,1413,2190,2191

Any thoughts? My utility (AngryIP) default starts at port 1 and ends at port 6100

Big Brother - 8/7/14 - Double Eviction

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:21
Bummer!

I thought Derrick and Cody were better off with Nicole and Hayden. Could have pulled in Donny, and had the same numbers but with more trustworthy people. They were both complaining about Christine and Frankie playing every side, yet run right to them. Who thinks the DR had any input here? ;)

Nicole is going to have to work hard to get anywhere...

It is certainly going to be interesting.

Oh and what a rude reaction from Zach! Sheesh! Let her get out the door before you start with the clapping and mouthing off. I do not care for that fellow.

Tivo won't connect to router

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:58
I have a Tivo Premiere XL4 that connects (connected) wireless to my Wifi network via Tivo G adapter. (I think it's a G wireless adapter, but I can't remember and I can't find anything on it that tells me.) My router is an Apple Time Capsule. Everything was working perfectly last night. I even forced a connection to Tivo service. When I got home from work today, it wouldn't connect to the Internet.

When I check the network status, I see that it's connected to my wireless network and has 90%+ signal strength. But it will not make a network connection. When I try and redo the setup it says it can't find the router and I get the N07 error.

I have done almost all of the troubleshooting tips from the Tivo website. I've power cycled my Tivo and router. All of my other devices connect to my Wifi network fine. I've also tried plugging in via Ethernet cable (over power line) and it still would not connect to my router.

I know my Time Capsule is very old. Do I need to replace it as my router? But none of my other devices have difficulty connecting.

I appreciate any insight on what I should try next. Also, I just want to say that my tech savvy is very basic, which is why I like the plug and play of Apple products.

"To Be Announced" - TiVo Support hasn't been able to help.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:06
The basics....I have a Series 3 TiVo. When it was last used it was hooked up to an OTA antenna. It's internal HD failed, and I wasn't really using it at the time, so I didn't hook it back up. I just moved, replaced the internal drive with a 2TB drive from Weaknees, got cable - specifically the 'Blast Plus' package - got two new cable cards from Comcast, connected everything, powered it up, ran through the set up, all was good.

But I soon noticed the channel lineup was incorrect, the Guide showed me as getting channels I didn't get, and didn't show me channels I did get - so I manually adjusted my channel list to reflect the channels I get. This is when the problem began. None of the new channels have been able to get guide listings. All of the manually added channels continue to say "To Be Announced", both in the guide and the banner. The channels tune in just fine though.

It was at this point I contacted TiVo support. Below is a copy of the transcript I've had with them (apologies for the backwards time chronology - it isn't configurable as far as I can tell). It has yet to be solved. If anyone here can offer some additional things to try, I'd appreciate it.
Customer () 08/07/2014 04:15 PM
It already was set to "Filters are Off and channels are set to Channels You Receive". I tried changing the Channels to All, but that didn't make a difference. Next steps?

Response (xxxxx) 08/07/2014 10:02 AM
Hello,

Thank you for the updated information you provided. I have read through the previous contacts as well and would be glad to continue helping you with your ongoing missing channel information problem.

Thanks for your patience with this frustrating issue. I do show we have the channel guide information for the ones you listed on our end as part of the Comcast King County South Lineup so they should be available. Once you've verified that the channels you receive are selected in the Channel List, please go to Live TV and then press Guide, followed by ENTER for Guide Options. Please make sure Filters are Off and channels are set to Channels You Receive. Does this make a difference? Do they appear if you select All channels?

Please let us know!

Please continue to use reference number xxxxxx-xxxxxx for further contact regarding this request. In order to respond to this email, please log into your account at . Replies directly to this email will not be received.


Sincerely,
xxxxxxx

TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer () 08/06/2014 09:59 PM
Well, I tried clearing the program information, and then I tried clear & delete everything. It has been four hours since it was completed, but the program guide is still showing 'To Be Announced' for the same channels as it was before the clearing of the program information. So...still no luck (and this is with a completely fresh setup) :-/

Customer () 08/06/2014 03:12 PM
Well, I tried that - doing the guided setup with the wrong zip code, then redoing it with the correct one - no difference. I'm going to try something and will report back; I'm going to clear the program information and to do list, then I'm going to go through the guided process with the wrong zip code, then again with the right. Once it has loaded, I'll try re-adding the channels. Hoping this combination might work!

Response (xxxx) 08/05/2014 09:19 AM
Hello,

Thank you for the updated information you provided. I have read through the previous contacts as well and would be glad to continue helping you with your Lineup issues. What we will need you to do is repeat Guided Setup with the wrong zip code (please use 80525) continue through the Guided Setup as you normally would. Once this has completed please repeat Guided Setup with your correct zip code. This should rectify your "To Be Announced" issues. I do apologize for any frustrations or inconvenience this may be causing you.

We do look forward to assisting you further, please contact us back if you have any further issues. The reference number for this inquiry is xxxxxx-xxxxxx. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at. Replies directly to this email will not be received.

Sincerely,
xxxxxx

TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer () 08/04/2014 04:46 PM
| If only a large section of the channels are missing from the program guide they may be Extended Basic channels that have yet to properly synchronize with your lineup. To accurately determine this, provide three examples of channels that read To Be Announced. Provide the channel number, call sign, and what should be displaying on this channel using an up to date channel guide from your cable provider. This way if the data is able to be allocated to the TiVo box, we will have exact information on those channels.

If I understand correctly, here are 3 examples, taken ~4.37pm PST:

276 A&E HISTO... says "To be announced", should be "Ancient Aliens"
668 DISCOVERY... says "To be announced", should be "Street Outlaws"
680 CARTOON... says "To be announced", should be "The Amazing World of Gumball"

We have Comcast Blast Plus. If I was able to attach a file, I could attach what the listings should be. As it stands, the following channels are ones which we get as part of our package, but have 'To be announced' listed for in the Guide:

35, 37, 41-44, 48, 49, 51, 52, 56, 58, 60, 67, 74, 234, 276, 645, 651, 653, 655, 657, 667, 668, 670-672, 675, 677, 680, 689, 697, 704-706, 712, 717, 901-984, 986

I also notice that after doing the repeated setup, as requested by xxxxxx in the previous response, the Guide has re-added ones which I don't receive, which it does show information for, despite not being subscribed.

Response (XXXXXX) 08/04/2014 08:45 AM
Hello,

Thank you for the updated information you provided. I have read through the previous contacts as well and would be glad to continue helping you with this program guide issue.

If only a large section of the channels are missing from the program guide they may be Extended Basic channels that have yet to properly synchronize with your lineup. To accurately determine this, provide three examples of channels that read To Be Announced. Provide the channel number, call sign, and what should be displaying on this channel using an up to date channel guide from your cable provider. This way if the data is able to be allocated to the TiVo box, we will have exact information on those channels. Thank you for taking the time to contact TiVo today and definitely contact us again if you have any further inquiries. Have a great day!

The reference number for this inquiry is xxxxxx-xxxxxx. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at . Replies directly to this email will not be received.

Sincerely,

TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer () 08/03/2014 03:47 PM
I did that. It took quite a bit longer than the hour it suggested, then took ages to load all the new information, but now, about 20 hours after everything loaded, I still having the same problem of 'To Be Announced' showing on at least half of my channels.

Response () 08/02/2014 12:55 PM
Hello,

Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I would be glad to help you.

Thank you for the information. At this time I do recommend Clearing program information and To Do List.

Please go to: TiVo Central > Settings and Messages > Restart or Reset > Clear program information and To Do List.

After the TiVo has cleared all the Data, Repeat Guided Setup to update and refresh the Data.

The reference number for this inquiry is xxxxxx-xxxxxx. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at. Replies directly to this email will not be received.

Sincerely,
xxxxx

TiVo Customer Support Representative

Customer () 08/02/2014 12:20 AM
As the subject says, both the channel banner and the guide say 'To Be Announced'. I went in to my channel list and adjusted it to match my channel line up through Comcast. Although it had the channel mapping was correct - the channel number and call signs are correct - the package it identified me as having was different from what I had; initially, it identified me as having channels I didn't receive, and didn't offer me channels I did receive. After changing the channel list, I am now able to receive all the channels I should - they all come in correctly, complete with the correct call signs - but 'To be announced' was showing for all the channels I had manually added to the list. After 24 hours, and pushing out, successfully, to the TiVo service, I repeated the guided setup once more. Although the channel list now included all the correct channels, it had added some I didn't get, which I removed from the list. That was 18 hours ago now, 42 hours since initially changing the channel list, and I still don't have listings for any of the manually added channels, still just 'To Be Announced'. The guide information shows as being up to date until August 15, and the connection to the TiVo service shows as successful.

Any help would be great, because without guide information, I can't schedule recordings, defeating the purpose of the DVR. Thanks!

Little League World Series

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:19
Today's LLWS recording scheduled for 2PM on ESPN2 is tennis. The crawler says that the game has been moved to ESPNNEWS and can be seen on WatchESPN.com.

:mad: :mad: :mad:

At 1:21 into my recording the tennis was over and they picked up Oregon vs. Alaska.

Would MoCA network + Powerline work?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:07
So first off, I have a Tivo Premiere XL4 and a Mini. I live in a 2-bedroom condo in a large building, and we have a service that provides Internet to the whole building. My condo is not wired for Ethernet. I have my Internet coming into my guest room/office where it connects to my router. My Tivo is in my bedroom and my Mini is in my living room.

I understand that unless I want to spool Cat-5 thru my condo, MoCA is my best option. I did read this excellent post on explaining MoCA networks: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=501722. I don't think a MoCA adapter is an option for me since my modem is in a utility closet and my router is in my office. So I'm wondering if a MoCA/power line hybrid would work.

Could I connect my Tivo in my bedroom to the Internet via Powerline and use it to create my MoCA network? And then connect my Mini onto the MoCA network through the coax? My logic is that the streaming between the Tivo and Mini will take place over the coax, and hopefully the bandwidth the Tivo needs from the network is enough over power line.

Thoughts?

base Roamio power calculations / tests

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:57
I'm starting to have suspicions about this and I'm hoping an inquisition will put it to rest definitively or find a work around that will improve the picture.

I'm ignoring the 6 tuner Roamio because it should have a completely different, beefier supply.

I'm not 100% certain how to go about everything, but it should become clearer as it gets further along.

To gather some initial information:
Specs:
the included Power brick
the included HD (idle, operating, spin up)
typical (AV-GP?) HD upgrade (idle, operating, spin up)
worst case (10k rpm?) HD (idle, operating, spin up)

Measurements:
confirm above specs by measurement
board consumption (boot, typical, peak)

Subcomponents (hopefully they can just be aggregated):
fan consumption (low, high, spin up)
cable card?
Wifi card
RF card?
USB?

The Killing S04E04

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:04
Man this show knows how to end an episode.

So sad that is coming to an end. The only way out I see right now is if the other cop let's them get away with it (or maybe Holder giving himself up for Linden).

Shows are jumpy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:56
I bought my Roamio Pro about 2 months ago. The programs that I have recorded in SD are jerky and jumpy what could be the problem?

Happy with Tivo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:36
Hello Tivo Haters!

It is incredible how many users just come to the forums to complaint and say bad things about a product that allows you to accomplish so many things.
I was able to be patience and jump to buy a Roamio Plus and let me tell you that I'm very happy and I guess you have to be lucky because I see so many posts about users having any type of issues and so far I have none with Comcast/Netflix/YouTube/Hulu.

So there you go, Thank you TIVO!!! :)

Transfer programs to new box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:25
How do I transfer my recorded programs on my existing Tivo box to my new Tivo and still be able to use & record new programs as usual.

Would like some specifics on hooking them both up at same time and or how do I see the recorded programs on old box to transfer to new?

Also, I use Verizon FIOS so at some point I will need to transfer the card to new box.

Can some one walk me thru how to do this?

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