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Problem with a channel (OTA)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:57
Cut the cord. Still use my series 3. For some reason I have a channel not coming in, however another tv connected to the same antenna pulls the channel just fine. All,other channels seem to be coming in fine on the TiVo. Any ideas what may be happening?

Mix Tivo Types

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:21
I've been wanting to dump Cox cable for some time due to their continual price increases but my 2 series 2's keep me hooked.
If I got a new Tivo for the Dish I'm thinking I could let that one do all the recording and transfer the shows over my home network.
Does anyone know if there's any problem doing that?

Migrating shows from Windows Media Center to Romaio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:29
We are moving from Windows Media Center to a Romaio Pro/Mini/Roku setup at our home.

I am wondering if there is a way to convert our shows on media center to a format the tivo could play in an effort to get rid of the Media Center box.

Is this possible?

Tivo Roamio Pro won't save pause point while recording live

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:22
My Tivo Roamio Pro won't save my pause point on programs currently being recorded.

I'm a big football fan, and when recording games, and like to jump around and zip through games that are currently being recorded... When I hit pause, and go to another game, catch up on that one, and then come back to the game I had set the pause on, I have to start from the top, and shuffle to where I left off.

I have had to resort to writing the time down, so I know where I left off, and then go to that point when I return. A big time waster.

This does not happen to recordings that have completed. The Tivo remembers that pause point. It does not matter if two games are being recorded, or six at once. Anything that is in the process of being recorded will not save the pause point.

You may ask why I don't watch one at a time. Because during the game, the networks spoil what has happened in the other by showing highlights. So to maintain any suspence, I jump from game to game.

Any thoughts on why this is happening? Do I have a defective unit? Or do others experience the same? I was hoping that the latest software/firmware upgrade would address this, but it did not.

Thanks for your help in advance....


2014 World Series of Poker Main Event

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 14:10
The Las Vegas No-Limit Hold'em 2014 Main Event coverage begins today/tonight on ESPN, two hours (listed as parts 1 and 2 of 16 total).

Season Pass from previous years don't pick it up (or at least mine didn't?), because the title changes with the year.

Don't mind disabled FF????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 13:44
http://deadline.com/2014/09/vod-stud...tising-836179/ They must have same people do research that decide which shows they air, need to be fired.

Thinking of buying TIVO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:08
I am thinking of buying a TIVO...I am sold but need to know one more thing...I know that they will work in more than one room with a gadget..my question is there any way to separate what is recorded by each user in each room? Or does is all just pile up on one drive ?


South Park 9/24/14 - Season Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:19
I thought this was one of the better episodes in a long time, at least since the Black Friday trilogy.

External drives that already have video content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:01
Can I hook an eSATA drive to my Roamio that has video content already on it (mp4, avi, etc,)? Transferring using the Tivo Desktop Plus software seems to always be a hit or miss proposition.

SNL Season 40 Season Premiere - 9/27/2014 - Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:04
A just "ok" season premiere.

I was really surprised that there was no tribute to Don Pardo. He was the announcer from day one of the show - for 40 years. A five second picture in an ad bumper with no name is not fitting.

I found it very low class.

OTA or Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:05
Good morning.

I currently have a Tivo Roamio and a mini. I want to add another Tivo or mini into the mix for another room.


Will the Tivo OTA "work as a mini and let me watch recorded shows and such from my original Roamio or do I need the mini to do that? (asking because of cost difference).

If went with OTA would splitting my antenna signal work and allow me to watch different show in different rooms?

Thanks for the input.

TiVo dead? It's making a rat-a-tat-tat sound.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:31
I can't really describe it better than that, and if it's not a familiar sound for a problematic TiVo, I can record it making it, although I've unplugged it now and would rather not plug it back in again.

I first noticed no Freeview signal (which is the source) was being passed through, as the RF aerial loops through to a second TV in the room, thought it might be the Freeview box, as that had crashed again, then saw the TiVo was no longer functioning.

It's making a constant rat-a-tat-tat sound, akin to New Order's Blue Monday. The screen is blank and the unit is unresponsive. I know it's happened in the last 24hrs.

I've had it a few years, but is it a new PSU that'll fix it, or is it the hard drive or motherboard, and if the latter then I may as well replace the unit?

Thanks in advance.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:57
I didn't know Retro was showing MST3000 http://www.myretrotv.com/shows.html. We used to have Retro here but was replaced by living well or what ever it's called, hopefully another channel will have it soon.

Fall Update hurts SD Shows list

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:56
I just got the 2014 Fall update and my Premiere XL is not doing so good. I use SD menus and now the "My Shows" list does not seem to cache. I have to wait a moment each time I go to it for the list to load. It is so slow it appears to load a show at a time in the list.

Even if I scroll down and then back up to the top I have to wait again for the list of shows to propagate.

Netflix app on iPhone not casting to TiVo anymore

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:31
In the past, I had no problems casting to the TiVo Netflix app from my iPhone. Lately, it seems that it has stopped working like it used to. I think this happened following the Fall 2014 software update.

Anyone else experiencing this?

diagnostics on a tivo formatted drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:49
I have a tivo HD (S3) in a reboot loop. I ran kickstart 54, 57 and 58. KS 54 showed no errors on any of the tests (short-long, etc). This reboot followed a data corruption issue (unable to load new program data...which I thought fixed with the KS 57). A couple of days later the reboot started.

I installed the original WD HDD and the tivo booted right up and loaded program data and updates...which leads me to believe that it is the hdd.

It is an WD AV-G EURS 2 Tb drive that is the one causing problems. I plugged it into my computer with a USB-SATA adapter, but I cant seem to read the disk using Win7 to run WD DIAX tools (just to be sure the disk is not bad). I can see the drive as administrator with WINMSF...

Anybody know how I can gain windows access to the drive to test it using USB to SATA...is this a matter of needing to hook it up internally to my Win7PC?

I checked out the power supply and maybe there is one slightly bulged capacitor. I could replace it if I knew what the label on it said...it is hard to read...if you think that is the problem.

Any help appreciated.

Mini & Series 2 in same room- REMOTE CHAOS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:45
Ha! Trying to wean my wife off of the S2 and onto the Mini/Roamio combo. So I set up both on the bedroom TV. I've seen lots of mentions of remote control overlap, but no real solutions.

I do have a slide remote/RF dongle for the mini, since it's mounted on the back of the TV.

The issue is both remotes control both devices right now. I have several layers of painter's tape covering the front panel of the mini, but it still responds to the S2 remote. Doesn't matter if the S2 remote is on the "A" or "B" position. Where da heck is the IR receiver? I thought it was the little circle next to the power light, but that's completely covered!

Once I solve that, I figure I can just tape the front of the mini slide remote to prevent it from transmitting IR. (famous last words!!!)


Transferring shows with dates

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:24
I m in the process transferring my shows from my Roamio to my XL4. If Iuse the transfer from the Roamio to the XL4 you have to click each show one at a time. I am using KMTTG in the tivo format to down load the shows from the roamio. I use pytivo to push the shows back to the XL4 but it not showing the season and episode or air date on the Roamio. Are their a quicker way of transferring the shows from the Roamio to the XL4? How do you transfer the show so the will show the season and episode or air date?

Roamio mini with 2 mini's need help making moca connection (OTA user)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:18
Hello. I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to make a moca connection to allow me to use my mini's off my base Roamio. Let me describe my setup:

My roof mounted antennas are coupled together using a special combiner and go to a Channel Master 3414 distribution amp in my attic that then splits that signal to 3 TV sets (2 of those are where I want to use the mini's; the Roamio is on the other TV). My cable internet coaxial line runs into the very rear of the basement (it is the only place the internet coax enters the home). My Roamio is also on a television in this same room. My router and modem are also in this room.

I have been under the impression that I would need 1 moca adapter and this splitter to make it work: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Right now, I have the Moca adapter at the front of the basement with the Roamio. I an ethernet cord connected from the Moca adapter to my router. I also have an ethernet cord connected from my Roamio to the same router. Where I am confused is how to connect the coaxial feed coming from behind the Roamio TV to allow for the Moca connection and how to properly utilize the splitter. If someone could please outline where I need to make the connections to with that coaxial line I would greatly appreciate it.

Failed External Drive Upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:56
Added a WD DVR Expander external hard drive to my Series 3 XL HD seemingly without incident.

Told it to record an upcoming program, and it said please wait....

THREE HOURS later, it was still saying please wait, and not responding to any remote buttons. So I rebooted by yanking the power cord and plugging it back in.

It went through the normal reboot process without incident til the end, when it just went to a grey screen instead of the last channel it was on.

Rebooted again, same way, same result.

Replaced remote batteries, disconnected the drive, rebooted, got the screen that external storage was missing, press CLEAR to proceed without external storage. I pressed clear, and nothing happened. Rebooted again, same way, same result.

So now if I boot without the drive, I get nothing but the screen telling me there's no drive and to hit CLEAR (which doesn't work). If I boot with the drive, I get nothing but a blank grey screen.

Where do I go from here?


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