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Roamio and Mini troubleshooting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:56
Got a Roamio Plus and three Mini's. I replaced the drive with a WD 3 TB AV-GP green drive before first use. All are on a MOCA network with Fios service.

My issue is a combination of heavy pixelization and stuttering, both live and recorded shows. Sometimes if I back up the problem remains the same, in other cases the second time through the playback is clear. It's intermittent so a real challenge to identify the source so far.

I've also occasionally gotten a channel not avail or authorized error on the Roamio, often on two or three in a row, then when going back to that channel in a few seconds it works.

Lastly less often the Roamio will just be really slow going through any menu, or fail to change channel or change and no video or audio appear, and finally it will reboot. I can hear a Mini in the other room still playing while the Roamio is frozen locally, of course the Mini goes down when the Roamio finally reboots.

All the Mini's also suffer from an occasional sudden reboot. I've replaced the splitter and all but two of the coax runs (those two runs are going to be extremely difficult to replace so they are a last resort), including the original coax from the Fios ONT to my splitter. I replaced the patchwork of splitters and cables with one central splitter, save one run to my office has a splitter for the Mini there and my Fios router.

I've power cycled the Fios ONT too (and Router).

I'm torn on whether to try putting the unused original 1 TB drive back in or temporarily run coax on the floor to the two difficult to replace spots as a troubleshooting method. If neither of these find the problem I'd assume the Roamio itself has issues.

I had a Tivo HD and Premiere before buying the Roamio on the unimproved coax cable plant with NO issues whatsoever.

I'm leaning towards a diagnosis of the HD being flakey, the Roamio having issues with drive access and causing all these symptoms.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

Before the Roamio and other Tivo's, I had a couple Panasonic Showstopper / Replay TV's, and later four Sonic Blue 5000 series Replays, and Ceton tuner with WMC, etc. How did we live before DVR's?


Google Fiber Hardware Refresh Detailed

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:34
Google Fiber beta invites are rolling out, shedding light on upcoming hardware consolidation. Via kcjak: Just got an email from Google Fiber saying we’ve been selected into their test program. Test includes replacement of the hardware, which will combine the network box and storage box into a single unit, as well as upgrade of WIFI […]

Masters of Sex | "Fight" | 2014-07-27 S2E03

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:34
Another solid episode...powerful.

more later...

The Aliens are attacking!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:46
At 2AM this morning I wake up to a noise like hovering space ships and an actinic green light is frying my eyeballs! Oh, wait, it isn't an alien attack after all, it is just the fan in high speed mode during the reboot and the light on the TiVo which is getting the summer update installed.

Which leads me to invent a new feature request: A best time to install updates menu :-).

Comcast Opens X1 Beta Testing To All Comers

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:33
While Comcast dicks around with TiVo, to presumably avoid costly Time Warp licensing and FCC scrutiny, the cable giant continues to crank away on their preferred platform – the X1, which has been deployed across 100% of their footprint and sees 20,000 new installs every day. And now, in possibly a first for a cableco, they’re ‘going Google’ […]

The "Mike Tyson Mysteries" trailer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:57
This could be the greatest tv show in the history of electrons.

'Mike Tyson Mysteries' looks like Scooby-Doo on hallucinogens

Stuck at Welcome, powering up screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:56
I have 4 tivos, and today the cable company showed up to give me a new premiere XL4. Sweet. But that meant shuffling the different units around. I move the HD from the bedroom into the office.

When I plugged it in, I got the dreaded "powering up screen freeze."

I happen to have a spare HD unit sitting in a closet (long story). It seems that the HD is usally the culprit and occasionally the power supply.

I know that the service (lifetime) is tied to the motherboard, and the cable card is paired to it as well.

I know I can replace the power supply to see if that is the issue (which I doubt, as it seems to be running ok).

If I replace the hard drive with the one from the other unit, will it work or do I need to do some reformatting? I have a copy of instant cake but I cannot remember which model I bought it for.

Thanks in advance.

Unable to stream files to iPad that were uploaded to TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 22:48
Here is my situation. I have several teaching videos that I have uploaded to my Roamio using pyTiVo and kmttg. My plan was and is to watch them on my TV via my Roamio when I am at home and then pick up where I left off on my iPad when I am away from home or in the non-entertainment areas in my home (like outside sitting on the deck enjoying the nice weather). The videos are in mp4 format and as far as I can tell, they are not copy protected. The videos play well on the Roamio, however, I am unable to stream them to my iPad. The option is greyed out and when I click on it, it states that the program is either copy protected or in an unsupported format. I have recoded it to mpeg2 and uploaded it again with the same results.

So am I missing something, doing something wrong, or it is just not possible.

The Strain - S01E03 - "Gone Smooth" - OAD 7/27/2014 - *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:33
I wonder if and when the pest control guy will connect with the Canary group or the old man.

Interesting "nudity" in this episode.

masterchef - US version - July 28 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:12
"The Top 12 chefs create romantic menus for couples celebrating anniversaries, and Gordon Ramsay's wife makes an appearance. The losing team faces a pressure test involving truffles."

preview for this week's episode

Where is CableCard pairing information on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:07
Anyone know where the CableCard pairing information is stored on a Roamio?

I have a Roamio Plus that has a cablecard that's already paired. If I replace the drive, is the pairing information preserved somewhere? (or will it just work anyway since I'm not ejecting and reinserting the cablecard)?

Just need to know how much time to allocate (Comcast has usually been good to me when I called to do pairing on my Tivo's)

Is there a typical time for an update to be downloaded?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:08
Without getting into why, I have all four tuners on my premiere recording from 3:00am to 8:00am seven days a week. Will this cause a problem getting the update?

The Leftovers 7/27/2014 "Gladys"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:27
OK, people. I am not a TV show thread starter. I'm a wait for someone else to start the thread and then comment kind of person.

I'm surprised there's apparently so little interest in this show. It's really drawing me in.

Spoiler based on previews for next week:

Spoiler: Next week's episode seems to be focused on Nora, who I think is a very interesting character. I'm looking forward to it!

Please help a newbie out!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:23
Hi everyone! I have a Series 2 and a Tivo HD XL that I have been using with Vuze to transfer downloaded recordings to the Tivos. Unfortunately, this setup is pretty glitchy, and for the last few days, Vuze refuses to see the TiVos and vice versa. I'm looking for a more reliable way to transfer downloaded files to the TiVos.

I'm reading a lot here about pyTivo and kmttg, as well as Tivo Desktop (Plus). What would you recommend as a setup to a total newbie trying to transfer recordings? Ideally, I'd like something that will convert files and transfer them.


Thread for Roamio FAQ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:56
I am going to be purchasing a Roamio Pro in the next couple weeks, upgrading from a TiVoHD. I was wondering if anyone ever put together a comprehensive FAQ for the Roamio boxes, similar to the stickied thread (linked below) in the Series 3 forum. I consider myself somewhat tech savvy, but I thought the info was very helpful for using my TiVoHD and would love the same kind of details for the Roamio. Thanks.

Basic Roamio hookup hdmi but no start up screens

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:32
Front panel lights light up and remote works the lights. Can put the Roamio in standby and out by doing it blind aol Just waited to see if it would. Could hard drive cause something like this?

Used Roamio Plus & Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:10
I recently had to dump comcast due to data caps and move to uverse, thus I no longer need my wonderful Roamio Plus & Mini.

1 Roamio Plus, Activated On: 01/30/2014 @ $14.99/month - $275
1 TiVo Mini, Activated On: 05/16/2014 @ $5.99/month - $50

If you purchase both I will include UPS Ground shipping for free.

American Ninja Warrior - SF Bay Area

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:08
The Miami Finals episode is airing at 8pm (an hour earlier than usual) on parallel channel 6 (KICU) while regular NBC 3 (KNTV) airs some MLB sportsball thing.

Also, the series premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" on NBC will follow the game on KNTV, subject to extra innings.

Schedule recording from one Premiere to another on the same network?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:09
I have 2 Premiere's connected to the same network.

I want to be able to watch on Tivo and then schedule a recording to a different Tivo on the same network.

Is that possible?

Please help. Thanks.


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