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MoCA stoped working on Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:14
So I got myself a Roamio Plus and two Minis a couple weeks back. I did the setup (without cable card) on the Roamio and used the MoCA networking option. I was able to stream Netflix and Amazon perfectly. Fast forward to today and now, with no changes, the Roamio will no longer connect (haven't tried the Minis, they are not currently plugged in). I have no idea where to start with this. Here is what it says when I try to connect:

Quote: There is a problem with your network setting. The TiVo DVR was unable to connect to your MoCA network (C33) My MoCA is set up through the Frontier provided Actiontec router, so my Roamio is not creating the network for me. The network is up because I have two Frontier DVR's still plugged in and showing up on the network.

TiVo Slide Pro - button wear

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:22
I love the Slide Pro vs the old Slide remote. The range is much better, much more responsive, etc. Just wondering if anyone else has one and the Slide Pro shows excessive wear on the buttons? The buttons that get used most of the time are showing white where the black pigment has 'rubbed' off. Never had this with the old Slide remote.

KMTTG and PyTivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:53
I'm going to upgrade my Roamio basic to 3 TB. I want to first back up all the existing recordings and Season Passes, then restore them onto the larger disk. I have installed kmttg and PyTivo on my PC. I tried some experiments:
Experiment 1:
a. I did a basic transfer of a recording using kmttg. It appeared on my PC disk as a .TIVO file.
b. I deleted that recording on my TIVO using kmttg.
c. I requested PyTivo to push it to my TIVO.

The recording didn't ever show up on the TIVO.

Experiment 2:

Same as above, only I used PyTivo to transfer the recording. This time it did restore the recording after I had deleted it.

So I have a few questions:

1. Why didn't PyTivo successfully restore the recording transferred by kmttg?
2. Assuming I solve the above, is there a way to batch restore all the recordings, to avoid having to run PyTivo manually for each one?
3. Is there an easier way to do this mass backup/restore from my small disk to the new, larger one?

Tell us what you think! - Not Really!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:20
I received the above title email a couple of days ago and after having the Roamio basic for a couple of weeks I felt ready to respond, but was presented with a 1-10 scale of whether I would recommend the Roamio. The feedback I thought was being requested on my Basic Roamio that I use only for OTA channels is the following:

Bug: When I tuned to a weak/no-signal channel I got a V53 error. What was worse was the difficulty I had getting out of it and I'm not sure how I did. What I do recall was trying to simply change to channel which did not work.

Bug: On occasion when starting a recording I will get a black screen. I must back out of the recording and then "resume" to get the recording to start.

Bug: When looking for other showings of a manually set recording from the todo list and selecting another to record when I step back the recording check marks of the previously set recordings are no longer showing and I've been returned to the top of the list rather than where I was previously.

UI: I would prefer the recently deleted folder to be below the alternate video sources in the now playing list.

UI: I miss the "none scheduled" entries in the todo list that I have with the Tivo-HD model. It was helpful to find missing episodes that due to schedule changes Tivo thinks it has already been recorded and to find obsolete season passes.

Love: Improved network speed, 4 tuners, RF remote.

Concern: No component video should the HDMI output fail as it did on a previous Tivo-HD.

I thought I'd share my observations here since Tivo wasn't really asking for them but I was prepared to provide them. I hope you don't mind.

Newsroom/State of Affairs/Homeland - crossover idea and show discussion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:18
Some background on the shows first:
  • Newsroom - shows a CNN like TV news network that collects daily news stories and vets them and then communicates them to their customer the American people.
  • State of Affairs - deals with daily threat assessments. They are collected by analysts then vetted and rolled up to briefing leads to communicate to the various agencies, one of which is the president.
  • Homeland is currently dealing with a station chief who conducts operations and threat data and rolls it up the CIA chain.

Newsroom is currently dealing with a leaker that has given them thousands of pages of classified information. The CIA is sewing the Newsroom ACN news network for the identity of the leaker.

It seams that with the Newsroom storyline we have a perfect trifecta that could be passed on to the other shows. Unfortunately this wont happen explicitly as:
  • Newsroom is owned by HBO and Time Warner
  • State of Affairs is owned by NBC and Comcast
  • Homeland is owned by Showtime and CBS.

Newsroom is currently discussing from the News network ACN point of view about showing CIA leaked data that some of which lead to the killing of 38 people in another country.

If this crossover happened it seems logical that State of Affairs would discuss the governments side of the story and how they handle the leak and its danger.

Homeland could show what would happen if the CIA station chief and other persons names get leaked.

TMZ noted this morning that State of Affairs shows the briefing agent (Katherine Heigl) actually going to the white house and talking to the president on a daily basis. In reality they consider that group to have such a dangerous job that they do not do that but load up a tablet and have it dead dropped at an in between location and that tablet is picked up and given to the president for daily briefing. This way they keep the CIA agency individuals a secret.

Unfortunately I think the idea is probably too much heavy lifting for Katherine Heigl but I do think it would nice to have a counterpoint to Newsroom shown on the other shows.

Tivo Series 2 Missing Serive Number

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:59
I did a repair on the L30 choke problem after upgrading my hard drive and apparently temporarily shorted out the backup battery causing the system to clear all internal info. Is there a reprogramming tool which will reset the Tivo Service Number and other settings?

The system is pretty non-functional without this info.

Thanks,
Rick

KMTTG and PyTivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:30
I'm going to upgrade my Roamio basic to 3 TB. I want to first back up all the existing recordings and Season Passes, then restore them onto the larger disk. I have installed kmttg and PyTivo on my PC. I tried some experiments:
Experiment 1:
a. I did a basic transfer of a recording using kmttg. It appeared on my PC disk as a .TIVO file.
b. I deleted that recording on my TIVO using kmttg.
c. I requested PyTivo to push it to my TIVO.

The recording didn't ever show up on the TIVO.

Experiment 2:

Same as above, only I used PyTIVO to transfer the recording. This time it did restore the recording after I had deleted it.

So I have a few questions:

1. Why didn't PyTivo successfully restore the recording transferred by kmttg?
2. Assuming I solve the above, is there a way to batch restore all the recordings, to avoid having to run PyTivo manually for each one?
3. Is there an easier way to do this mass backup/restore from my small disk to the new, larger one?

The Flash S01E08 "Flash versus Arrow" (spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 07:37
Nice! A few things about this show I really liked:

Eddie comes face-to-face with the Flash. That means no lame attempts at having him being the cliché character who doesn't believe the Flash exists.

Some friction between Flash and Iris. Ouch.

Oliver making his point about Barry needing more training because, frankly, he's skill kind of lame, running in without thinking things through.

And a pretty epic Flash battle, with him using all kinds of tricks up his sleeve. He had a lot of pretty slick moves. Thankfully, he's still untrained and was just being a dick and toying with Oliver.

The part that didn't grab me as much was the explanation for the anger generation by Prism. It must be more than just colors. I mean, it made the people's eyes glow.

Oh, and it was a little bit of a surprise that the Captain Singh is gay. Is he gay in the comics after the reboot? I don't know what state Central City is in. Perhaps they don't allow same-sex marriages there yet, which is why the boyfriend is still a boyfriend. :)

Confirming a dead Premiere power supply

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:24
We had a nasty wind storm last week and our power got futzed. We're not sure if it was a surge or if maybe one of our hot lines got shorted to neutral.

We had to have the input transformers replaced on our furnace and garage door openers, and there's a lovely pile of dead electronics at the top of the stairs waiting for recycling or wall wart replacement.

Two of our TiVos are connected to UPSs and they came through OK. One of our Premieres was on a surge supressor and got futzed. Our next door neighbor has a whole-house supressor and also has a pile of dead stuff, so we're guessing this wasn't a garden-variety surge.

Anyway, if I fire up the Premiere I get a momentary flash of "Welcome" followed by a green screen (HDMI) or a repeating cycle of "Welcome" followed by garbled output (component). Letting the box boot headless doesn't seem to work.

Feels to me like the power supply got damaged. It's a 2-tuner Premiere from 2011 with Lifetime, so it's probably worth a little time with a Fluke meter.

As a first step, I'm going to pull the drive (2TB WD AV), let WD diagnostics take a look at it and drop in the original 320GB drive. Assuming it's not just a fried hard drive, suggestions?

For all these years to be the

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 03:24
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NEWS: WD renames "AV-GP" line of drives to "AV".

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:27
NEWS: WD renames "AV-GP" line of drives to "AV".

There are two WD Product SpecSheet PDFs now.

One PDF (old) is for "AV-GP", which only goes to 3TB.

The second (new) one is for "AV", which is the new name for the product refresh cycle. They dropped the "-GP". Includes 4TB model.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...879-800015.pdf

I guess "AV" sounds sportier that "AV-GP". This is further proof that they are refreshing the line. I doubt it will bring anything good to the discussions here, likely more confusion, than anything.

From the new PDF:
WD AV (formally WD AV-GP) SATA hard drives store more
hi-def audio and video than ever before – up to 4 TB. They
are optimized with SilkStream™
technology to capture data
from up to 16 simultaneous HD video streams. With 24x7
operation, low temperature, and best-in-class reliability,
WD AV hard drives are ideal for DVR/PVR and IPTV
applications. 3-year limited warranty

Wishlists won't auto-record

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:53
I've seen a lot of posts about wishlists defaulting to auto-record after being created, but I've got the opposite problem on my new Roamio Plus. I just set up about 10 wishlists and am only able to get two to auto-record. I've tried each one multiple times, tried different record options, deleted and made new ones, rebooted, nothing I do works. When I select "Auto-record this Wishlist" it just sits and spins for about a minute and when it stops nothing has changed. Anyone experienced this?

Sons of Anarchy 12/2/2014 (S07E12) "Red Rose"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 23:32
I was saddened that Jax killed Unser, moreso than just about anyone he's killed so far. That feels close to an unforgivable betrayal.

Gemma can rot in the garden. That one's been a long time coming.

TiVo series II remote control serial number

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:46
Hi. I have a TiVo series II. I was just wondering if the remote control for the device has a serial number printed on it, and if this serial number matches the Serial number of the TiVo unit itself?

Does My Shows show which episodes are already watched?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 21:02
I'm new to TiVo and I have a Roamio Pro but I have a question...

Inside Tivo Central, when I go to "My Shows" I then go to "TV Series" to see a list of my shows. When I select a show I see all of the recorded episodes but I don't see any indicator for which episodes are already watched or even partially watched.

I do see a "Partially Watched" section in "My Shows" but that seems like an inconvenient way to see an entire show and what is watched already, etc.

The Flash S01E07 "Power Outage" (spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:20
I enjoyed this one too. I'm a bit leery of the fact that whenever someone finds out Barry's name, they die (like the metal guy). He should catch on to that sooner or later. It's a curse! I also was leery of him losing his power like that. But the bright side was that they're amping up his speed even more. It's been hinted at by Harrison that he's nowhere near his limit (if he even has one). Breaking Mach 1 should be nothing for him. It's nice seeing him do it so early in the series.

I'm also really enjoying Eddie. I think he adds a nice touch to the show. I hope they keep him written in the series for a long while. His relationship with Iris makes it tenuous since you know Iris is sooner or later going to be with Barry, but I hope they write it so he's on the show for a while.

Callout of the week: Ralph Dibny. I guess he got himself a new origin story since he's reported to be dead.

The Flash S01E06 "The Flash is Born" (spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:14
Nice! He has his name now. No more "streak" or "the red/blue blur" year after year.

If Harrison is Zoom, they're doing a good job of hiding it. They gave him a history that would make it seem more unlikely he has just popped in from the future. But then again, right after Joe confronts him, guess who appears?

I'm really enjoying this show so far. The Flash was one of my favorite comics as a kid, and they're faithful to enough of him to keep me liking the show. I also like the lighter tone. I still think the costume is a bit too bulky and a little too dark, but I can live with that.

Why does the Netflix app lose login credentials?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:06
For the second or third time this week I've had to reenter my Netflix login credentials on 2 different Roamios and 2 different minis. I recently received the latest update so I am not surprised to have to reenter Netflix and Amazon credentials. But for a second time in less than a week?

My HAF (Husband Acceptance Factor) is rapidly declining.

Recording issues when clips are played during "The Daily Show" - started 2 weeks ago

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:02
Anyone having issues with playback of "They Daily Show"? Whenever a clip is played on the show - which is VERY often!!! - the TiVo skips forward and "removes" the clip. What should be 1-10 seconds is over in 2-3 frames. If I go frame by frame, the image "tears", and comes back when the clip is over, so there just is no data there. WTH?! I don't notice this with other shows, but it is now happening on EVERY episode of "The Daily Show", and in case you don't know, replaying clips is a HUGE part of the show - so basically "The Daily Show" can't be played back on my TiVo...

I have no idea what to do - anyone else seeing this issue, or anyone have some suggestions on what I can attempt to do to resolve my issue?

The Big Bang Theory "The Fuzzy Boots Corollary" (10/8/07) SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 19:02
This episode, (Season1 ep3), was running in syndication this evening. I was surprised at how "normal" Sheldon was. Sure, he was still spacey, but was more engaged with Leonard and his problems. Not so much a man apart.

It was somewhat akin to watching years of Spock with his established demeanor, then watching the second TOS pilot again.

Which is sort of apropos. I guess.

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