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Amaziog Race - 3/13/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:26
Those guys really never had a chance to catch up. Most legs have some sort of bunch-up but not this one. Looks like a 2 week break for hoops.

DVD Encodes Appear Windowboxed - HELP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:13
Hi all,

Curious, but all of my Handbrake encodes (Universal setting, as well as High Profile), require me to hit the 'Zoom' button on my remote (I have a TiVo Premiere) in order to fill the screen, resulting in a nasty hit to the quality. When I say fill the screen, I mean fill it with the intended aspect ratio. When the TiVo is set to the 'Full' setting, I get a windowboxed video (letterboxing and pillarboxing). I assume I've got to change some video or picture setting when encoding, but I don't know which one.

The encodes are all from DVD media and are done as anamorphic. From what I can tell, there are no issues or need to zoom when playing the same files on my AppleTV or Roku3. Anyone else experience this or know what needs to be set when encoding so the video doesn't need to be zoomed to be represented on the screen correctly?

As I mentioned, I've got a Premiere and have PyTiVoX running to serve up content. I've seen some threads about 'streaming' the video files, but my setup only allows me to transfer them to the TiVo. The folders I'm sharing appear in My Shows. Is this a PyTivoX issue and not a Handbrake/encoding issue?

Thanks!

What happens to our Tivos when FiOS goes IP?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 06:00
From what I've been told, FiOS is ramping up its IP plans this year. What will that mean for us Tivo users on FiOS? I'm still within my return window for my new Roamios and Minis and I have to admit, I'm concerned about them potentially becoming very expensive doorstops. I know they could be sold or I could switch to Comcast - which I won't - but can I assume they will be unable to be used in an IP environment?

XL4 extremely slow

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:09
I've had a Premiere XL4 for a couple of months and have now received the 20.4.6 update. Everything is now very slow. Opening a folder in "My Shows" takes 20s. When doing a search, I get the spinning ball when I choose a show. It's also slow to get back. Furthermore, most of the time if I want to set up a OnePass, I wait for a minute or so, then nothing happens. Then I click again and sometimes the OnePass window comes up, other times nothing again. And when I finally manage to get into the "set OnePass" screen, after a long wait, I'm out and the OnePass did not get set. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does't.

I had the same problem with my Mini before the update. If I changed a season pass on my mini, the changes would not go through on the Premiere. After the update they sometimes do and sometimes don't.

I can't say for sure that all this is happened after the 20.4.6 update, because I had issues with speed before that as well. But things have definitely gotten much worse. I just spent 10 minutes trying to set a OnePass three times only to have it not go through in the end. However, if I switch to SD menus I will be able to set the Season pass.

Also, just now I tried to delete a OnePass and it wouldn't delete it either. However, that worked yesterday.

Does anyone know what's going on here? I have rebooted several times.

I also want to mention that I have 90 Season passes. Is that a lot? On my Old HD XL changing order in the Season Pass manager took forever. I was pleased that the Premiere was so much faster. At least in the beginning. Now it takes more that 10 minutes on the XL4 and I don't know when that started.

The Walking Dead "Spend" 3/15/15 | Talking Dead 3/15/15 No preview Spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:59
I'm sorry but having the revolving door swing in both directions is just bad writing, they just don't function that way.

Premiere XL Series 4 will not boot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:35
My Premiere XL Series 4 will not boot.
It displays the following messages during startup:
Welcome! Starting up...
Almost there... Just a few minutes more...

Previous symptoms were random re-boots, video freezes, video pixellation, sluggish or nonresponsive to the remote and stuttering.

I suspect a hard drive failure. It currently has a 1TB hard drive. I would like to purchase and install a 2TB hard drive that I spotted on Amazon. It's a Western Digital WD AV-GP 2 TB AV Video Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA II, 64 MB Cache – WD20EURS.

My Tivo is out of warranty.

Will this hard drive work in my Tivo? How do I install the Tivo software on the new drive? Where do I obtain the Tivo software?

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

Playing Back Sideloaded Content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 21:23
Looking for some recommendations...

With the ability to sideload content to Android devices coming soon, I'm trying to get my gear in order for summer. What's the best device to sideload content onto, with the intention of playing it back in HD on a flatscreen tv in an RV or travel trailer? Looking for something that has a lot of capacity, good video without jitters and stutters, and responsive fast forward / rewind.

Thanks!

HV's Digression From Net Neutrality-Cuban

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 20:18
Quote: Originally Posted by ej42137 (Post 10437990) No, you can't do that. If you start applying tests of reasonableness to religious questions, the entire edifice of superstition is at risk. Religion is exactly like science fiction in that sense; it requires a suspension of disbelief in order to be enjoyed. Agreed. But Faith trumps all. There's no way we can say it's absolutely not possible that somebody like HV has been blessed with a truth that logic or intelligence or experience cannot see.

I never question Faith. I have travelled in circles where I have seen such sincerity that it is clear people ARE seeing something we are not. Whether it's true or delusional I simply don't know. Most of them must be delusional, I would think, because the Faith's are so diverse. They can't all be right, but I can't say for certain that ONE or SOME of them may not be right on the money.

The problem I have is when someone didactically goes off on rants claiming that anyone who does not agree with his faith is a jerk, by definition. And tries to prove it with circular reasoning, phony history or pure nonsense. I think that's where the Net Neutrality/Cuban thread went from a few brief asides to a major whatthehellisthis.

Dead box?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 19:00
Unplugged my Romaio Plus last night to move some furniture. Went to replug it in today and while I hear the harddrive spin it doesn't boot up. No lights or anything.

They are sending me a new box, but if I can get the old one fixed I will have a very happy wife.

Happy wife, happy life as they say.

Any ideas?

(On a side note the blue/red lights were on for less than a second when powered up then nothing)

Thanks in advance

All lights flashing Tivo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:49
All of a sudden a power cycle resulted in my 6 month old Roamio to not boot. It shows the "Welcome, loading screen" for a bit and then all of the front lights on the roamio start flashing. I've tried swapping a different drive (assuming I don't need to flash an image) but that doesn't help.

Has anyone else had this issue! Please help.

no channel info sometimes in My Shows?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 16:18
I'm looking at the My Shows list of recordings, and as I scroll through it a small info screen for each show displays on the right. About 90% of the time it will tell me which channel it recorded it from. The other 10% there is no channel info. Anyone know why?

I know it knows where it recorded it. If I download the xml format program info, it always has the channel info.

Anybody want to make an Internet Video Pusher helper app for EWz?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 13:48
EWz is set up to let the user configure a different video player instead of TiVo's.

wmcbrine has been looking into making HME/VLC work with that interface as a locally-installed transcoding player (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...9#post10239329) but he has hit some snags with the new version of VLC.

HOWEVER... I understand some models can't stream video at all. I know this is true for Series 2, but I have very little understanding of what the limitations are for the Mini.
Regardless...I realized that this same feature could be used on those models to activate a push of an Internet video to a DVR so the user could watch it after it transfers.

I know several of those applications out there can do the pushing (StreamBaby, vidmgr, etc.)... so if one of them would attach a simple HME app to their process, the user could configure EWz to use that local app as their video player and get a decent experience!

What I envision:
  • Your program launches and also starts an HME app that works with EWz (see below) and spits out the HME launch string that they'll have to use in EWz configuration. e.g.
    Code: > > >Enter Webz video configuration: 192.168.0.1:7288/push/
  • The user configures EWz with that string and clicks a video link to try it out.
  • EWz launches the app, including args. e.g.: Code: http://192.168.0.1:7288/push/?uri=http://...&title=my+favorite+video&subtitle=the+best&mime=video/mp4&description=this+is+a+sample+description&duration=120 (subtitle, mime, and duration may not be present, and this entire URL is truncated if it's more than 1k)
  • your HME app does something like displaying "Select the DVR to which you want to send the video <title>: <subtitle>" and uses the passed in data as the metadata for the push followed by a "your video will show up soon" if they don't cancel the request, and finally closes itself.

Who wants to do this? :)
Actually, all of the available apps out there could do this, and the user can just configure to use whichever one they have installed.

Secrets and Lies s01e03 3.8.15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 13:41
His handling of the flashlight is almost more than I can take. REALLY? Just hand it over to the detective. Immediately. Have you never watched a crime drama on television? And his hiding places? Oy. What could go wrong there.

Hulu Plus issues on Tivo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:55
Hey folks,

Does anyone have problems with Hulu Plus on Roamio where the video just freezes? Sometimes I can back out of the video and start it up again. Other times, I can't get the video to play at all and then I have to restart the entire Roamio because non of the streaming services are working.

On the flip side, I can use Hulu Plus on my PS3 (which is 3 feet away) with zero problem!

I've noticed that my Roamio seems to have only half the wireless signal strength at 5Ghz than at 2.4Ghz (and even with that Netflix & Amazon Prime have no problems at either wireless frequence...)

Anyone else have similar experiences and/or solutions to the experience?

Thanks in advance!

-J

TIVO stuck at Powering on...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:08
I have a TIVO Premiere Model 746500 with Lifetime and today when I turned on my TIVO it seemed to be stuck at "Welcome, Powering Up..." I've tried a few times to pull the power and restart and that splash screen is all that shows. I don't even seem to hear the hard drive trying - so, my guess is the drive is gone (maybe). Since it has Lifetime I'd like to replace the drive to fix it. I've built computers so replacing a drive in this should be pretty easy. Can someone point me to the drive image or help me out for the 746500 model? What software do I use to image the drive? I've heard stuff about DVRBars? Help of course, is very appreciated. :)

hbo go

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 10:58
Is anyone aware of any unsupported tivo app/plugin that can access hbogo?

Problem Moving Tivo Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 08:50
Hi - we are trying to set up a Tivo Mini in the bedroom. Before I ordered another Tivo Mini we moved one that was already working in another bedroom to the new TV, just to make sure it would work.

It says something like "Live TV not available"

We would be hooking up the Tivo Mini to the same host Roamio as before.

I had 2 Tivo Mini's working flawlessly on a MOCA connection for several months. I'm just moving the one Mini to another room.

The bedroom we are trying to set it up in has a coaxial cable that used to run a Comcast digital adapter.

I rebooted Mini - went to connections and made sure MOCA was checked - still no TV yet.

Am I missing a step here? Just seems weird it works fine in the one bedroom, but just by moving it to another room it doesn't?

Captcha Broken

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:40
The lost password and new account pages both show nothing for the verification image. I tried it in 4 different browsers (Firefox, Opera, Chrome, even IE). I was thankfully able to figure out my password on the 8th try (I had to use my phone after my laptop was locked out).

Do I need a new, different, better wireless router?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:12
I have my mini in my garage connected to my Roamio basic which is in my family room. I use a NETGEAR R6200v2 wireless router. Since there is no coax or ethernet in the garage I use the NETGEAR - Powerline 500 802.11n Wireless Access Point to access the wireless network. The signal strength on the Roamio is always excellent.....usually 85-92.

The issue for me is sd programs stream fine to the mini. But when I go to hd the program plays for 2-3 minutes and then drops the signal.

So I got to wondering would a new, better, different wireless router make a difference? HD all the time sure would be nice.

BTW, I clearly know very little about networking. Also, I currently have 13 devices on the network.

TIA,
JHawk

Turn groups off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 21:47
I just got the new update which includes Onepass. Did we lose the ability to turn off groups on the My Shows menu?

My method of watching is to watch scripted shows first and then go to the bottom of the list and watch the oldest of anything else. My disk is 65% full and with groups on I cannot find the oldest show to watch in this long list.

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