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New Tivo App does not allow streaming of some shows while at home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 21:34
The new Tivo App (Blue and White) is selectively restricting the streaming of shows to the iPad.
Some shows can be watched on the iPad, others have it shaded and not available.

Connected to the same Home network as Tivo Series 4, and watching from home.

I signed out, then signed back again. Repeated the setup. No fix.

Channel Pixelation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:04
I just replaced my Tivo Premiere with a Roamio Plus. Certain channels are coming in distorted and others are fine. I had the cable company come to the house and they tested the signal. They showed that with their equipment the Signal and RS Corrected/Uncorrected were just fine on the frequencies the Roamio was complaining about. Tivo has performed a RMA, but I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar issue. I am concerned that the new Tivo I receive might have a similar issue. For what it is worth I hooked the old Tivo up and the issue went away, but I really want to use the Roamio with Minis instead of multiple Premieres.

To Rip or Not to Rip: China Beach

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:56
So I freely acquired a box set of the China Beach series.

I have a recollection of passively watching it when it aired (I was around 10-12 or so)...but I don't remember if I liked it or not.

I do enjoy military type shows.

I don't have a DVD player other than the laptop I would rip it from, and I don't watch tv/movies on my laptop.

Worth ripping?

What say you?

setting up new roamio, get failed while configuring error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 15:51
Error code 218

I can't get past this screen. Every other device on my network works. Is there a way to bypass this?

I've rebooted TiVo at least 45 times

Please help. Thanks

20.4.6 Release Notes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:05
We have just authorized the first 2,000 TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini customers from the priority list (http://tivo.com/priority) to receive the 20.4.6 software update. Additional groups of customers (including TiVo Premiere signups) will be updated AFTER the Superbowl. (So, if you don’t get it today, you will get it next week.)

The big news this release is that OnePass replaces Season Pass, and puts links to streaming videos into My Shows so you can watch every episode -- recorded or not. I previously posted detailed information about OnePass functionality here:

I know some people are worried about the change that prohibits getting more than one OnePass for a show. Continuing to allow this added a lot of complication as we made the changes to support streaming video options. OnePass will let you record on “all channels” or one specific channel. If you were using two Season Passes so that you could have different recording options on different channels, here are some things you might consider:

1. Get the OnePass for All Channels, and either mark the important episodes “Keep Until I Delete” after they record, or delete the ones you don’t care about.

2. Get the OnePass for the channel you really care about. Turn Suggestions On, and give the show 3 thumbs up. Any episodes that record on other channels (as Suggestions) will show up in your OnePass folder. You can watch the episodes, mark them “keep longer”, or let them come and go as disk space is needed.

Here are some other changes in the release:

- Ability to add a link to a streaming movie and have it appear in the “Streaming Movies” folder in My Shows

- Updated Amazon Instant Video app (with Amazon Prime) will be available on TiVo Premiere boxes

- If you are running the 3.5 version of the TiVo app for iOS, you will be able to “move” shows that were recorded on your DVR from copy-protected channels. (Once the download has been completed, the original recording will be deleted from your DVR. Downloads must be initiated while on your home network.)

- New “Power Saving” options for TiVo Roamio boxes (Settings > Devices). There are multiple options available. For the biggest power savings the box will wake up for user-scheduled recordings, and will only record suggestions during the “awake” period. For somewhat less power savings the box will wake up to record suggestions.

- Three additional screens are now available in “HD Menus” style: “Set Up a Manual Recording”, “Find by Time”, and “Find by Channel”. They are located under TiVo Central > Manage Recordings & OnePass.

- Amazon Instant Video now appears alongside other apps in My Shows

- Fixed the issue where some Mini customers would see a V87 error when they tried to watch an episode that was still recording on the DVR

- Fixed an issue where some customers would see a blue spinning circle when trying to create or update a Season Pass (now OnePass)

- Fixed an issue where duplicate recordings were happening when a user deleted a single episode from a Season Pass (now OnePass) and created a manual recording instead

- Fixed a problem where modifying a Season Pass in SD menus would set it to record on “all channels"

For those not on the priority list, I expect the full rollout to be complete by the end of February.

Up Next: Our 2015 Spring release will make VUDU available on Premiere boxes.


Dual Survival 2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:12
So we are into a new season of Dual Survival, and Cody Lundin is gone. I still don't get the big blow up that was supposed to have happened, but I never thought Cody and Joe had a good chemistry.

I am really liking the new season with Joe and Matt Graham. While previous seasons had Joe as a stubborn hot head, he seems to have a respect for Matt that he didn't have with Cody. And that respect makes for a better show, IMO.
Instead of just saying No, Joe actually takes a minute to listen to what Matt is saying. Of course it helps that Matt presents his thoughts in a calm manner, where Cody would try to go head-to-head with Joe.

Looking forward to this season. I almost gave up on it at the end of the last one.

Vudu and Amazon Prime Streaming on Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:49
Are either Vudu or Amazon Prime Streaming available on Tivo Mini? If yes to both or either, does it matter what type the main TiVo is? (ie, Premiere vs Roamio)

TiVo HD w/ Lifetime Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:04
Hi! I'm selling a TiVo HD with Lifetime Service - $200.
Unit is in good shape and has treated me well.

Please DM me if interested.

Photo Display Gone

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:55
I have a Premier 4 connected via Ethernet to my home network. I have viewed pictures from my PC through the TiVo many times, but last night when I tried my pictures didn't show up. I get the menu with Pandora and Spotify, but nothing on my network. I tested the network and it is working just fine, as is the PC.

Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong? I also just tried republishing my photos via Desktop Plus but no joy from that either.

SOLVED! I just figured it out - my PC was not allowing network devices to connect. I have no idea how that happened, but I'm so happy that fixed the problem.

The Flash S01E11 "The Sound and the Fury" - OAD 27-Jan-2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:56
So we finally got confirmation on what we all suspected. Harrison Wells is the Reverse-Flash. Also, is this the first time the Speed Force was mentioned?

Spoiler: Tom Cavanaugh has said in an interview that he's one of the Reverse-Flashes.

The Pied Piper was just meh. I like his back story and his involvement in future plots, but he shouldn't have given Flash much trouble. I mean Flash has been proven to break the speed barrier, and that should be the limit of any sonic weapon, right?

With the Mini, why have multiple DVRs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:54
I have a TivoHD on my bedroom TV that is sounding like the hard drive is about to fail.
I also have an XL4 on my main TV which is doing just fine.

So, this morning I set out to replace the TivoHD. I decided on a Tivo Mini. It's only $149 and includes lifetime service. I can't figure out why anyone would own multiple DVRs now that the Mini is an option for 2nd, 3rd, etc TVs.

Besides the fact that it is insanely cheaper than a new Romio with lifetime ($598), it has no moving parts (ie. Hard Drive) and will probably outlive me. Right?

Why would anyone opt for a 2nd DVR?

Where does mini get it's guide data?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 07:27
Just curious. Does Tivo Mini store guide data locally in memory or is it pulling it from the host DVR?

Partial Recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:53
Had new show, “All-American Makers” on Science channel (1102 an SDV channel) set to record Wed, 1-21-15. The 1 hr. Show recorded partially only. ~ 23 minutes. Nothing was in History. I noticed it was repeating later that night so set it to record. TiVo again recorded a partial, this time ~ 18 minutes. Again, nothing in history re this failure.

I wondered if I lost the ability to record SDV channels so picked another SDV channel 1101 or 1103 & set to record & later saw it recorded a partial of that show as well!

I waited a few days & on 1-24-15 I tested by recording channels 1102 & 1057, both SDV & this time it recorded perfectly.

Tonight 1102 s/b recorded again for the 2nd episode of “All-American Makers” on Science channel. Hopefully, it will record. (I was unable to find another repeat to see the last 37 minutes of the 1st episode I missed due to TiVo failure 2x)

So, what happened & why? I suspect my tuning adapter but am not sure. I searched the forum & read several threads from 2006 & up to 2010 on similar issues with no solution or explanation.

My HDD is ~ 23% full. I watched the 23 min partial & it was the 1st 23 min w/o jumping or interruptions.

New iOS app released today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:58
OP note: I merged my thread with my other thread. Info on the new iOS app is here. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=525154

New iOS app released today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:57
Well a new iOS app update was released today. Here are the release notes.

What's New in Version 3.5

We are bringing some improvements to your experience:

- We have added a new tutorial for What To Watch to help you make the best of its customization features and added a new filter to the What To Watch Movie feed to help you personalize which type of movies you'd like to watch.

- We have consolidated our search functionality to support searching across TV shows, Movies, Cast & Crew AND Channels now from any screen in the App.

- We have also made some other general improvements and bug fixes

In addition to these improvements, our updated App is ready for the upcoming Series 4, Series 5 DVR and TiVo Stream software update (20.4.6) coming in February. The new software release includes our new OnePass feature (DVR) and allow you to download content marked as premium by your service provider (DVR and/or Stream). Once your DVR or TiVo Stream updates to the new software release, the App will automatically support these features.

OnePass, which replaces Season Pass recordings, gathers every episode of a series and adds them right to your My Shows list. If an episode isn't available to record, OnePass shows you episodes from On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and more.

Stay tuned to our blog (http://blog.tivo.com) for the formal announcement of its availability!

With your TiVo Roamio Plus, Pro or TiVo Stream updated to version 20.4.6, you will be able to download all of your favorite programs to the App, even when recorded on premium channels.

Due to copy-protection requirements, initiating such download will only be possible from home and the original recording will be deleted from your DVR.

Justified "Cash Game" 1/27/15 S6E2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:42
Like Shakespeare in Harlan County.

"I'm not following you."

“I shoulda choked his cowboy ass out and left him for dead on the side of the road. But then I figured, someone drives by and sees I’d have to kill them. You know, and then somebody else drives by and sees, then I’d have to kill them. Then, you know, another car drives by and sees and I’d have to kill them…you know.”

As soon as Dewey departs this vale of tears, we get Choo Choo to replace him.

And the Raylan/Tim dialog is as good as it gets.

Oh, and if Boyd & Raylan aren't careful, they'll find Ava playing both sides against them.

Was that the first time Sam Elliott's upper lip has seen the light of day?

I know it's the right time for this show to wrap it up, but dang I'm gonna miss it.

Downton Abbey season 5 (spoilers through most recent PBS episode)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:37
Thought I would start a discussion thread for any comments on the current fifth season of Downton Abbey as it airs on PBS.

A note on thread etiquette: since a lot of people have probably seen the whole season already, please note that comments about episodes that have not yet aired on PBS are not welcome. (Feel free to start a thread to discuss the whole season if you'd like.) This includes even spoiler-tagged comments and oblique references to things coming up, like "I really can't wait to talk about what happens next week." Thanks for being respectful.

Tivo Removing Case

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:56
I have removed the case to my TiVo to install a HDD and its really pretty simple. I do notice that when I put it back on however it becomes tricky. The front part seems to line up ok but the sides can stick out and appear not flush. Is there a trick to doing this on a Roamio Plus?

Thank You

TiVo roamio ota - can I use formatted hd for upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:18
I just received my roamio ota and would like to upgrade it's harddisk. I understand that this is really easy if I use a brand new drive but I would prefer to reuse a 1.5 tb drive I already have. This drive is currently formatted for windows.

Can I just put this in the roamio and will it sort itself out or do I need to do something with the the drive first?

HELP-- TivoHD HDMI issue post-hack

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:55
I apologize that I also posted this to the dealdb forum because I wasn't sure which one is appropriate. Please let me know if I'm posting incorrectly.

I have an eProm hacked TivoHD. It has a 2tb WD drive in it (limited to 1.2gb or so, as I recall, but it's been a while). I hacked / put in place a replacement initrd a couple of years ago. Everything was working previously.

Before doing anything today, everything was working fine.

So I took out the drive, followed these instructions to install the hack again: http://www.************.com/forum/sh...-the-S3-TIVOHD (I added the . before the command that it is missing it, and created a rc.sysinit.author file, which are corrections that need to be made to the instructions.

After the installation, the TiVo booted fine and I was able to telnet into it. At this point, I hadn't screwed the hard drive back into the TiVo yet, or put the cover back on. So I shutdown, and did those things.

Then, when I booted up again, after the initial "Warming Up" screen, I get a black screen. I've tried reverting to my backed up sda3, but still the same problem.

Interestingly, I happened to try a component video cable, and the TiVo seems to work fine on component video, just not on HDMI.

My conclusion: Somehow, I corrupted the kernel during my upgrade process, and I need to restore a good copy of /dev/sda3

Thoughts? Any idea how I get a good copy of /dev/sda3?

I still have my original TiVoHD 160gb drive, which, I assume, if I put in the TiVo and leave for a while, will get upgraded to the current version of the software. Can I then just dd the /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda7 from the 160gb drive to the 2gb /dev/sdb3?

--> C


P.S. Because of some recent fairly tragic events in my family, I don't want to lose some of the recordings that are on the drive. There are some recorded news shows relating to our family tragedy.


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