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Copy protected meaning of life

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:44
First off let me say as i newcomer to tivo from being a lifetime sat subscriber i am realizing what i missed over the years. I also understand the reasoning behind provider copy protection. I may not necessarily agree with it in its entirety but i understand it. What i am trying to understand is why if you have multiple tivo boxes A, B, C, etc. You can "record" a copy protected show on box A. "Record" a different copy protected show on box B. Same on C. The boxes can see each other on a network and you can "view" each show from a different box but not "transfer" any between boxes. I totally understand not being permitted to "transfer" to a pc, mobile device, etc but why would anyone care which box the content resided on as long as it stayed within the confines of the tivo system? Just one of the questions of the tivo world that has me baffled.

kmttg, pytivo, and mutiple accounts and Media Access Keys, MAK's

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:22
With two accounts under my name and two different MAK's.

1. If I download / transfer programs with kmttg or pytivo will I only be able to put .Tivo content back on the respective TiVo that the content was transferred from?

2. If the content is converted to mpeg with kmttg or pytivo will I then be able to put the programs back on either TiVo without a concern for the original MAK?

Back story...

I have a TiVo Roamio Plus at home in one state and another TiVo Roamio Plus at the condo I rent at my work location in another state.

One Roamio Plus is on Bright house and the other on Cox.

Both TiVo's were on the same account and had the same MAK, Medial Access Key. I could look at and stream from both TiVos with the apps on my iPhone and iPad.

In December I added TiVo Mini's to the mix. The Mini connected via Ethernet works well, but the Mini's connected via MoCA constantly lose the ability to see the Roamio Plus (at the same location).

To fix this problem TiVo Tech Support suggested that a second account be created to "separate" the Mini's that were / are in different locations.

TiVo’s Top Moments for the 2015 Grammy Awards

TiVo Blog - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:32
Performances dominated a very emotive Grammy Awards ceremony last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. From President Obama encouraging musical artists to use their influence to speak out against rape and domestic violence, to Pharrell and Prince’s acknowledging the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the typically buoyant ceremony had some very serious undertones. But in the end, musical performance prevailed, as evidenced by TiVo’s Top Five Moments for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards:   8:49pm – Madonna’s performance of “Living for Love” ranks as TiVo’s Top Moment of the 2015 Continue Reading

Roamio Worth the Upgrade?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:08
I currently have a Premiere with Lifetime subscription and an upgrade HDD (1TB). I'm thinking of moving over to the basic Roamio (I don't have a need for streaming to iPad, etc.) and Mini. I also have a Roku for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu that I would like to retire if I could.

Now that the Roamio has been out for a while, and now that the Premiere has had several updates since the Roamio came out, what is the consensus? Is it worth losing the Lifetime subscription and getting a Roamio + Mini? I would like to access Tivo on my bedroom television from time-to-time.

Are the Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu apps as good as their Roku counterpart? (Netflix and Amazon are dreadfully sluggish on Premiere.)



Remote Streaming after 20.4.6 update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:57
It seem like after the Tivo 20.4.6 update that remote streaming will not work unless you disable power saving mode.

I have my Roamio Plus DVR in Low standby mode and every time I try to connect, I receive that typical streaming error message that asks you to run setup again.

In the past when receiving that message you were able to close the app down and reopen it to get it to work. However, I believe now that the dvr is not waking up from sleep when streaming services are requested.

Anybody else experiencing anything like this.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:52
Your TV manufacturer is listening to your personal conversations:


Red 911 Button on TiVo iOS App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:11
Anybody know what this is for? Reporting bugs perhaps?
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Wrong channels mapped? - comcast bloomberg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:08
So, not really sure to post this, and can't seem to find any info on this sort of thing.

Tivo Premier XL4 told me over a week ago that BLOOMBERG channel had been changed from 763 to 765 (or the other way around) but when I go to Guide everything still comes in on 763, the tivo guide still lists 765 as the BLOOMHD channel with all the listings, but of course there is only cartoons on that channel.

Who's responsible for re-mapping this and is there any way for one to do it themselves?

Audio delay after pause in 20.4.6?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:00
Ever since my box got 20.4.6, I'm noticing the following problem:

- Start watching a recording
- Pause playback
- Resume playback
- Video resumes right away, but there's now a delay of about 2-3 seconds before the audio resumes.

I'm running HDMI to my receiver, and from the receiver to the TV. Nothing in my setup has changed, and I never saw this pre-20.4.6. Anybody else seeing this?

Has Madam Secretary been pulled from the schedule?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:50
I don't see any listings for it.

Can I Keep iTunes Rental Movies Forever on iPad Air?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:46
Can I Keep iTunes Rental Movies Forever on iPad Air?

If you are one of the group members who like to rent and enjoy movies from iTunes Store, you may also wonder if there is any way to escape from the deadline of those rentals – that is to say own the movie forever on your iPad as above. Since the iTunes rentals are protected by DRM, we need a DRM removal tool to get rid of DRM and then the movie can be turned into unprotected videos.

Here Pavtube ChewTune is such an easy-to-use yet professional DRM media converter to remove DRM from both purchased and rented iTunes videos and convert iTunes M4V rentals to playable video formats for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads. Once the DRM is removed from the rentals, you are able to keep the DRM-free iTunes movies on your iPad to enjoy at anytime you like.

See also: iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Supported File Formats

As a wonderful iTunes DRM removal tool, it can also good at recording your authorized videos or movies downloaded from a "Digital Copy" (typically bundled with a DVD or Blu-ray Disc), Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, etc. to many other commonly used formats for viewing on practically any compatible electronic devices. (Read Top 10 Best DRM Removal and Converter Software Reviews & Download)

Guide: Remove DRM and Convert Rental iTunes Movies for keeping on iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads

Step 1. Load your iTunes M4V rental to Pavtube iTunes to iPad converter (For Mac users: ChewTune for Mac). You can either browser to file location or drag and drop source iTunes file to the app.

Step 2. Choose the optimized profile for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPads. Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "iPad > iPad Air HD Video(*.mp4)" format. Or select other video format for you iPad series tablets.

You can also keep iTunes Rentals Forever on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S/5C.

Step 3. Is necessary, you could set video and audio parameters such as video and audio codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc so that better video and audio quality can be transferred to your iPad tablets.

Step 4. Hit the "Convert" button to start iTunes M4V rental to iPad MP4 recording.

Since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality, it would take as long as the source movie length for the whole DRM video to iPad conversion process.

Once it completes, open output folder, locate the created MP4 file.

Freely launch iTunes and transfer local contents to iTunes, and then sync files from iTunes to iPad after connecting your iPad to computer with the USB cable.

Now you can unlock DRM Protection from iTunes Movie Rentals with ease and keep the iTunes rentals on your iPad series tablets forever with simple steps. Have a try!

Empty folder won't go away

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 01:30
I have an empty folder that won't go away. Anyone ever experience this? Basically it just says:

Parenthood (0)

If I select it, it says that there is nothing in the folder. I cannot delete it.

One interesting thing is... when I had an episode in there, it showed two folders both displaying "Parenthood (1)". I selected both and hit the clear button to delete... but only one folder disappeared and it went back to displaying "Parenthood (0)".

What to Watch This Week: Sunday, February 8th – Saturday, February 14th

TiVo Blog - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 00:23
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, February 8th: The 57th Annual Grammy® Awards (CBS):LL Cool J hosts the annual music industry celebration where the three-way performance of “FourFiveSeconds” from Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney will be only the second weirdest thing of the night, thanks to Madonna. Last Week Tonight (HBO): John Oliver’s return shines a light on issues that everyone in your Facebook feed is going to get really riled up about for a week. The Walking Dead (AMC): Who are Continue Reading

Tivo Desktop download

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 23:24
I purchased a license for this, but never received a download link for it. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Tivo Desktop Plus? (I do have a code for it, just have to input it)


Better Call Saul - PILOT - 2/8/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 22:12
This show needs an episode by episode discussion, just like Breaking Bad.

Still digesting it, but Tuco is back!

Can't set a season pass for Better Call Saul

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:42
I have a Roamio Pro. I tried to set a season pass yesterday for BCS. I got a blue icon that showed the TiVo was thinking, and then it stopped. So, tonight I notice its not recording. I'm a little pissed, I search for the show, find it, and tell it to get a season pass. It takes about 30 seconds of thinking about it, but the pass doesn't take. So I record what is left of the show manually, and set it to record tomorrow's showing. But I can't set a season pass. What's going on? I've had a TiVo since 2000, and this is the first time this has happened to me.

Hide the scrolling sports score ticker feature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:28
No avid sports watcher wants to see scores of sporting events if he or she is recording multiple simultaneous sporting events or watching a later event first.

So please Tivo introduce a feature to cover the scrolling score ticker at the bottom of the screen.

I must confess I have been known to attach a piece of paper across the bottom of my tv to block out the scores.

It seems like Tivo could easily introduce this feature. Their trick play bar sure covers up a good chunk of the bottom of the screen when it is displayed.

Let me press a button or select a menu option to make this happen when I must block the scores.

The Walking Dead "What happened and what's going on" 2/8/15 | Talking Dead 2/8/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:25
Finally, a happy ending to an episode.
My first reaction to Tyreese's bite was that now they'll chop off his arm and he'll be even more useless, then a second later I thought, nope, he has to die.

I was wondering where the torso's were. Now I want to know why, what's the story there?

and for the record, I don't believe for a second that a walker would have been able to sneak up on him like that.

Netflix - My List?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 20:39
I'm sure this is probably a NetFlix issue, but since I primarily use my Tivo for NetFlix:

Where in the heck did they move the "My List" to? It used to be right on the main NetFlix page once I chose the profile on the Tivo. Now, all I get is "recently watched".


TiVo Roamio OTA laggy FF & RR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 19:34
I have had the TiVo Roamio OTA for about 45 days or so. It is real laggy FF & RR. Meaning after I press the remote 3-5 seconds before it responds.

Is this a common problem?
Any fix besides rebooting it?

Thanks for your help.


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