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Too many MoCA devices or new many splitters?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:58

The above diagram lays out my coax network. Everything worked great until I recently tried adding the part labeled in orange. Adding that MoCA wireless extender and the extra splitter caused one of my TiVo mini's to fail (the one that is on ethernet, not the one shown here on Coax).

I'm technical but coax is one area where I'm weak so I'm all ears about the mess of splitters on the network and how I could improve everything. It seemed odd that the simple introduction of a new MoCA would cause the TiVo mini to get a strangled connection from the Roamio but I'm thinking it was actually due to the extra splitter that was placed on the line between the Roamio and everything else.

Please comment and let me know what I'm doing wrong.

Furthermore, you'll notice that one of the splitter-like devices actually contains a tap—I would love to know the difference between that and a splitter. I've searched for it, but still don't quite know in the context of my network.

Android app: "We cannot find this program in this DVR."

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:13
I've just installed the Tivo app on my android device (unrooted Nexus 4) and most things seem to work correctly. However, when trying to stream many older recordings from my Roamio Plus I receive the following message:

"We cannot find this program in this DVR. Please check it again on your other DVRs."

All the programs which generate an error on the android play correctly on either the Plus itself or a remote Mini.

Has anyone else seen this behavior?

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No Spotify app at all

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:43
Not that I care, but just curious, I don't have Spotify App at all on my Roamio Plus.


According to message, my SW was updated on 9/25.

losing center channel audio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:40
So my Tivo is dropping the audio on the center channel sometimes. The dialog goes mute and all I get is the audio from the side and rear speakers which on some shows like kid's shows means that there is little audio except the music. It will happen in the middle of the show, not just at the start of the show.

I can fix the issue for awhile by going into the settings/audio menu and clicking up and down a few times until the tivo beep noise comes back. At first I thought I needed to change the audio to PCM and back to DD, but I found all I need to do is to just click up and down in the menu and the audio comes back. The audio is then fixed and I can watch my show again for awhile. This makes me think it is something wrong with the way the Tivo beep noise has been programmed.

I'm pretty confident that the issue is not with my audio reciever as it doesn't have this problem on any other source, and I can fix it from within the Tivo itself.

I noticed this after the last update a few days ago. Anyone else see something like this? Tivo chat support hadn't heard of it.

HD TiVo stuck on "Powering Up" screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:33
Title summarizes my problem. Here's what I've tried: Unplugging for 10 minutes, plugging back in: same problem. Removing cable card, unplugging, same problem. TiVo support says its dead, and I can accept that, but was wondering if there was a market for such a unit with a lifetime sub. I have a 1TB expander plugged into the unit, but I'd like to use that for a future Roamio.

ISO "Streaming from Network Share" for Dummies

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:38
Hi! New Roamio+ owner here! On my DVR's "My Shows" list, I see my router's shared drive (I think; at least I see the router's name). I think it's DLNA capable (there's a ".ReadyDLNA" folder on the drive). But how do I use the drive to store/stream video? Do I put it in a certain directory? I don't see and type of DLNA setup in the router's interface.

The router is a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 (AC1900) with "ReadyShare". Is the DVR interface tricking me or is there really a way to stream from the share drive??

Thanks! Sorry for the N00Bosity!

wont work over cell service is this correct?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:12
roamio / iphone5s on ios 7 here (wont go to ios8 until its out a while)
my questions pertains to being out of the home network

it wont stream over a cell connection is this correct, i thought i saw other posts where it does? can i maybe use my cell as a hotspot and have an ipad tether to it? would this fool it into thinking its a wifi connection?

overall i find this app so buggy out of the home network even over a fast optimum connection, constant unexpected problem / restart etc and bad image quality etc, massively dissapointing overall for a great idea executed very badly

any and all help appreciated especially by the Tivo folks themselves

How to Get Away with Murder 102: It's All Her Fault OAD 10/2/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:39
Placeholder thread in a desperate attempt to avoid a season thread. :-)

Using an iPhone's"Personal Hotspot" for Internet Connection?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:36
Just wondering...

I've got an extremely slow wi-fi connection where I live. However, it is provided free of charge by the home owner's association. Currently I do have my TiVo connected to it. It downloads data without an issue. However, when accessing Netflix, I dare only view shows in SD...and even then, the shows freeze up several times.

Can I use my iPhone's personal hotspot as my TiVo's wi-fi connection for faster Internet speeds and possible viewing of HD Netflix shows?

Brooklyn Nine Nine | Season 2 Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:29
Nice to have this program back. Finally caught up on episode 1 of the season. Forgot that Jake had gone undercover at the end of last season.

Some good laughs from Jake and his deadpan boss :)

TiVo Wants Access To a Combined AT&T/DirecTV

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:51
By way of the TiVo Community and an FCC filing, we learn that TiVo has petitioned the powers that be for access to customers of a combined AT&T and DirecTV – should the merger be approved (now with NFL in the bag). And they do make a compelling argument… including drawing a clever parallel to Ma Bell (which […]

Director’s Chair: David Fincher

TiVo Blog - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:49
I usually make a point not to see the movie adaptation of a book I’ve already read (doing so usually just leads to disappointment, and after watching the series finale of Dexter I’ve had enough of that in my life). However, I am so excited to see David Fincher’s movie adaptation of Gone Girl that it will be the first film I see in a theater since March. It takes more than a pretty face and a catchy soundtrack to entice this moviegoer, and I have a feeling that Gone Continue Reading

Roku To Unveil Screen Mirroring!

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:43
By way of several support notes, perhaps posted a bit early, we learn that Roku is set to unveil mobile device screen mirroring. It’s not clear if these are the Miracast capabilities originally predicted by GigaOm in 2013 or something entirely different, but we do know the feature is currently limited to Roku 3 and Roku Stick (HDMI) hardware and […]

Philips TiVo finally upgraded! 15 years!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:47
Well, I think I've got most everyone beat. I finally upgraded to a Tivo Roamio from my Series 1 after the modem...I repeat, the MODEM failed. The HD is still spinning like a champ! I swear it needs to go into some kind of longevity hall of fame! I will most likely remove it from the unit and frame the thing. I think in all those years it was "off" for less than a few months all told.

I got my money's worth out of that lifetime sub for sure. I doubt it will happen again as the new HDs spin way too fast to last longer than a few years. (I think, right?). Does the Roamio even have a mechanical HD? I'm out of the loop on SA Tivos. Can't wait to have fun setting up the new box!

Oh and what's the deal with only the lowest version having OTA capability? These cable ******bags aren't even trying to be sneaky anymore...getting cocky.

Person of Interest - S4E02 - "Nautilus" - 9/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:28
Well, I was a tad disappointed that this wasn't an episode about nuclear submarines but Nautilus delivered by moving more story elements into place and opening some interesting plot points.

What started out as a fairly routine number turns into something much more.

I had initially thought that Claire might be recruited by the Machine by the end of the episode due to her skill set, but I didn't initially see the Samaritan angle.

Once Harold stated that the contest emails seemed to come out of nowhere, my mind went racing with the thought, "Did The Machine create this contest or did Samaritan?".

This episode again pointed out that Samaritan is also eliminating anyone who may come up with a competing AI so this may be a war that only our crew can battle.

I suspect that we haven't seen the last of Claire though.
Not sure if she'll become Greer's right hand or Samaritan's analog interface.

Timing a new Tivo purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:21
I was ready to buy a new Tivo, but was wondering what the normal cycle of new models was. Seems like the Roamio has been out a while and a newer model might be coming soon.

Any ideas? Is it about 2 years between new models?

I bought a Tivo HD about a month before the Premiere came out, so I know what it is like to get burned by an new model.

Question on Android streaming with multiple Premiere's in home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:42
I have 3 Premiere's in my home on a wired network.

If I purchase one Stream box and connect to the network, will I be able to stream content from any of the 3 Premiere boxes? Or just one?

Please help. Thanks.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:37
I know this was a problem on the S3HD units but hadn't heard of it as a problem on Premieres. My XL4 box suddenly lost the HDMI output completely. No storms, everything on surge protector, etc. Component and composite outputs work fine. Tried other cables, TV inputs, etc. The firmware update was about a week ago but I didn't have a problem until yesterday so I'm discounting that as the cause. Anyone else seen this issue?

Selfie - "Pilot" S01E01 OAD 09/30/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 09:30
I'm don't usually watch romantic comedy, but I'm a fan of both Karen and John.

Overall, I liked it, especially with the very modern techie vocabulary.

They do need to tone it down a little, like the on-the-lips kiss with the boss in front of everyone. I can understand Eliza can be over-the-top, but the boss of a major company?


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