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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:15
When was Keen's mystery room introduced? We have seen her sitting outside it a few times but did they show her discovering it? I can not remember.

Spoiler: Previews say it will be explained next week

Newbie Questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:11
I am very new to this, I only have a regular antenna, I bought the TivoRoamio at BestBuy and the guy told me this would probably be ok and that I would not need my wireless internet to use Tivo, only to set it up. Is that true that I will not need my wireless on for the Tivo to actually record? Is this making sense to anyone? Thanks for any help you can provide!

Volume control unit with tivo remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:43
I'm looking to use my music amp with my TV and bookshelf speakers. The amp doesn't have any IR volume control.

My TV only has optical line out and I'd like to control the volume with my Tivo remote.

So I'm looking for a box that will take a digital line in from my tv, output analog audio, and has a volume control that can be controlled with my tivo remote.

Does anyone know of such a device?


TCD746500 and TCD746800

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:40
I need img files to restore my two TiVo DVRs. Please help me, I'm new to TiVo and have no idea where to find the img from, without buying a hard drive. I already have plenty of them.

Windows 8.1 WMP no longer playing .tivo files

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:40
I recently updated from Windows 8, to 8.1. My .tivo files no longer play on WMP (there was a problem playing, etc, etc) I have the full version of Tivo desktop. I installed 'Windows 8 Codecs Pack' with no luck. I updated my VLC player, won't play on it either. Everything transfers fine..just can't play them back on my PC (Dell XPS 8700)
Thanks in advance

The Big Bang Theory 8-06 20/Oct/14 The Expedition Approximation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:25
The highlight for me was Penny's reaction to Leonard's "I'm not just a genius in bed" line.

I understood both of their desires to have the other keep the money and Leonard's solution of a joint account for the wedding/honeymoon was perfect. Stupid that they kept going, but they had to to get to the "I haven't either" joke.

I didn't love the time in the tunnel but enjoyed the "eleven minutes". I wonder if that's how long it actually was in the show?

I was waiting for Bernadette to point out how few stickers he'd earned on his chore chart.

Where is the IR sensor?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:56
Just got the Roamio. It will be installed in a cabinet and I have to attach an IR repeater lead to the front of the roamio at the sensor position. Generally you can see the sensor through the front plastic. I presume it is somewhere behind the grill???

Green circle light is left. So, left near it, right on the other side or???

Any help appreciated.


Recently Deleted folder

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:21
Hi everyone,

I have a TiVo Roamio and the recently deleted folder is totally empty, but right under the words "Recently Deleted" it says 4 recordings.
Has anybody else had this problem?
And how to get rid of the 4 recordings words?

Laura :)

Once Upon a Time; "The Apprentice" OAD 10/19/2104

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:25
It's a Frozen/Fantasia mash-up! I've got a recap of the key episode points on my blog, along with the following observations:

* I'm not sure simply erasing himself from the tape is going to work for Gold; after all, Hook doesn't have magical powers, so how would he be able to manipulate a glowing hat into sucking up the apprentice?

* I loved it when Hook arrived to pick Emma up for their date, showing off his restored hand subtly, and when Emma noticed, she asked, "So what do I call you now, Captain Hand?"

* There's apparently a strong divide between "Once Upon a Time" fans over whether the romance between Emma and Hook is a good thing. I find Hook far more interesting than Emma's past suitors (Sheriff Graham and Neal/Baelfire).

* Again, Snow White and David/Charming didn't have much to do in this episode, other than be the protective/curious parents seeing their (adult) daughter go on a date. David did correctly point out that they never got to see go to her prom. It seems the writers have also run out of things to do with Snow and David, so they are fading into the background. Strangely, though, Regina/Evil Queen didn't have much to do in this episode either.

* This was definitely a Gold-centric episode, and he is returning to full morally questionable form. The scenes between Gold and Hook crackled with subtle malevolence, and both actors really shined in portraying the clear shift of power as it gradually dawned on Hook how easily Gold had manipulated him completely into a dead-end.

The Good Wife 6-05 19/Oct/14 Shiny Objects

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:11
Nice glimpse into Elsbeth's mind. And that wallpaper! At first I thought this was going to be a big character reveal, that she was working out in a room she'd once hoped would become a nursery. Nope. That's her bedroom. She's just nuts.

Loved Peter and Alicia yelling at each other. Nice low blow from Peter. What is he, 12?

Pawn Stars - Secret Admirer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:09
A new episode of Pawn Stars called "Secret Admirer" will be airing this Thursday (10/23/14) at 9PM ET.

Back on 9/1/14 the episode "Break on Through" aired, yet it was mistakenly listed as "Secret Admirer" in the guide. Because of this, my WMC machine did not have this new episode scheduled to record. I am not sure if this is a problem for Tivo (it's been more than 28 days), but just wanted to make people aware.

Smartphones: Android vs. iPhone!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:58
By: Akiko Iwamizu TiVo collected data from an online survey that TiVo conducted in June 2014 among 2,025 individuals in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 74. The sample of respondents was balanced in age, gender, and income to roughly mirror the demographic spread of the 2013 census figures published by the US Government. Through this survey, TiVo was able to learn about and analyze each individual’s adoption and usage of mobile technology. What TiVo found was that 80% of US residents have a smartphone, and that both Apple® Continue Reading

Mythbusters Build Team: Where are they now?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:07
When the Mythbusters Build Team was unceremoniously dropped at the end of the most recent season, their was speculation on whether any of them would return to the airwaves.

Grant Imahara is back, and he's shilling for McDonalds. Selling out?

Cancelled Premier work with streaming?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:56
A friend is planning to cancel service on his Premier and use it to watch Netflix and Hulu only. Will this work?

Did we get an update to the Netflix app last night?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:02
I think we got a minor update to the Netflix app over the weekend... Anyone else notice that?

I had to re-login to the app and I saw an extra icon under each profile square. Anyone else notice a difference or am I just projecting?

iMovie on TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:41
Hi all,

I've done a lot of searching and tried some products but I'm still having issues/confused as to how to stream videos via a TiVo. I've tried Galleon and Plex and looked at threads here about Streambaby and TiVo Desktop, but can't seem to put together a good answer, so here goes:

I have an event here at my house in mid-November and have been asked to produce a video to show during that event. I can make the video using iMovie no big deal, but need to be able to stream it on or move it to my TiVo unit(s) so I can show it in other rooms. I have a Roamio Pro (upgraded to 4TB) and a Mini. I need a way to either "see" my MacBook from a TiVo so I can stream that video, or move that video to a TiVo to play it from there.

I suppose I should first look into how to do this via the Roamio, then graduate to the Mini if possible.

Is TiVo Desktop compatible with OSX? Maybe I should try that?


HD signals streaming live TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:33
I have a situation similar to another recent post, but it's a different enough problem I thought I'd ask..

Here's my issue. I have an office with 5 HDTVs all on a video wall together. They're all going to air live news on different channels. I have the main TV hooked up to Tivo Roamio Plus, and I thought I would just split the cable to the other 4 TVs - but I've discovered that those TVs only show SD programming, not HD without a cable box for each one. So, I thought maybe I'd get Tivo minis for the other 4 TVs so I could stream beautiful HD to them (different news channels on each). But I just learned that the minis "time out" after 4 hours of live TV, so perhaps that isn't a great solution either.

So basically, I want HD on 5 TVs all next to each other all on different live TV channels.
Any thoughts on how to do what I want?
If I set up all the minis to record a show every four hours, would that be a good work-around?

Thanks to all.

Roamio Basic Not Displaying Live or Pre-Recorded Content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:08
Having an issue with my Roamio basic. This box is coming up on one year old, and is set up for OTA only.

When I came home from work on Friday, I tried to watch a pre-recorded show, and the screen went black. The progress indicator (normally a green bar across the bottom) was empty as well. After alternately pushing play and pause with no response, I tried the Tivo button which resulted in the familiar chime, but the screen stayed black (and didn't return to Tivo Central). After several minutes of nothing displaying no matter what button was pressed, the box rebooted.

After a reboot, I can navigate menus up until the point when I want to access either Live TV, or pre-recorded programming - at which point it displays the behavior above. If I don't try to access content, the box is stable, but going to DVR diagnostics displays a blank screen, no information populates.

The hard drive in this Roamio is a 3TB WD30EURS installed in January of this year. Running kickstart tests, the drive passes the SMART test, but fails the overnight test.

I have gone ahead and ordered a WD30EURX drive to swap in, and also ordered a more robust power supply (based on the info in this thread http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=519901) because it's possible that the wall wart is on the cusp of not being able to sufficiently power a large replacement drive.

What does everyone think?

STAVRA and the potential death of CableCARD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:15
In full disclosure, Harold Feld is a friend of mine, but has worked for a consumer advocate for telecomm for years.

Background information, which many of us probably are familiar with:


The actual meat of the article:


As a summary, the bill in question has language in it that will kill CableCARD in a couple of years with no strong requirement that they replace it with something else. For us who own Tivos, this is a pretty big deal, because as much as we know CableCARD sucks, it is how we are able to use Tivo with our cable provider.

List of SDV channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:03
Is there a source for finding which channels are SDV? Either on the tivo itself, or a website?

Specifically looking for TWC in Kansas City (MO side)


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