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Blank Screen Only on Turn On Channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 02:13
I have searched and not found a solution.

When I turn on my system with my Harmony remote, whatever channel I was watching when I turned off the system is blank. If I change the channel, any other channel comes in with no issues. The channel that originally turns on either says that it is not currently available or not authorized, but as soon as i change the channel, everything works fine.

It does not seem to be a cable card issue because the other channels work just fine and the blank channel is whatever channel I was watching when I turned the system off (I understand the TiVo does not power off). My thought is that it might be an HDMI handshake issue with my Marantz pre-amp.

The signals on the channels are 100% and SNR at 41. Thus, it shouldn't be a signal issue.

I am open to any suggestions.

Mini behind the tv?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:35
I've read that people put their mini on a wall or behind there tv. How does the IR see it? It's not RF so are you using some type of ir extender?

Tivo just sent me offer for Lifetime Mini for $149.99. Is this rare?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:17
Has anyone else gotten an offer directly from Tivo for a Mini with lifetime for $149.99? I just got an e-mail titled "Share the TiVo experience on another TV with the TiVo® Mini" at 10 AM today (Oct. 21, 2014).

I clicked through the link to test it - at least to the point of checking out, it's legitimate. It definitely says 'one time payment' & lifetime service ($100 off). Looks like I've got a couple months; I'll definitely take them up on this, the question is when & how many Minis?

My previous configuration was a Roamio Pro with two Minis, which was added to the older stuff in my .sig (Tivo HDs & a Series 2). One of my HDs recently bricked thanks to the guided setup loop of death after an S03 error (I'll re-image the drive at some point, the HD should still be fine). As a result, I decided to put lifetime on a Roamio basic I had sitting around - my guess is that's what triggered this offer. Tivo sees me activate a Roamio by itself & decides after a few days to try to sell me a Mini (or more).

At any rate, I wanted to let others know this has happened & also see if others have gotten the same offer. If you did, was it a situation similar to mine?

Scorpion Plutonium Is Forever (se1 ep5 OAD 10-20-14)D

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:59
Eight years navy nuke, 30 years commercial nuclear power, all I can say wow, talk about misinformation. Where's the security for the plant? An abandoned plant with fuel in the core and no operating crew. How does every one get through the various security doors without an authorized ID card? Plant is in mothballs but still be producing steam. If the plant was still capable of producing steam a ruptured steam pipe of that size would fill up the room that Cabe (Robert Patrick) was in with steam. I'd be worried more about being cooked to death than the radioactivity.

If the plant is indeed in mothballs all the fuel in the core would be off loaded to the spent fuel pool, where it would be allowed to cool down for at least five years before being loaded to dry casks. There are still maintenance and surveillance requirements required on plant equipment. There are so many other things that were wrong. The writers don't even try and come close. China Syndrome is more believable. Season pass cancelled on this garbage of a show.

TiVo Stream to Android to TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:59
Hey all,
Anybody know if TiVo stream will work on a tablet or phone hooked up to a TV?

Basically, vacation house only has internet and we want to watch TV from our home line (a la slingbox) but I'd like to avoid buying two boxes if I don't have to.

Thanks!

On the Couch: Frozen fatigue, baseball withdrawals and Halloween horror-fests!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:41
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TiVo Mini & Stream with Airport Express

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:12
Hello all you smart tech folk. I just rid of my crappy DSL connection with ATT and got a new connection with Monkeybrains which is mega faster. Previously I was hooked up with a DSL modem in the bedroom but it was always too slow to stream the tv shows to watch in bed on my TiVo Mini! I also have Tivo Stream as well.

So my new internet connection is in the living room, and I am now hooked up with Airport Express. Everything is working great and much faster! I am super happy. But I have a problem now! Reading below on the site:

"TiVo Mini, the host DVR, and all other DVRs you want to use with TiVo Mini must connect to the home router using a high-bandwidth Ethernet or MoCA connection. For ease of setup and maintenance, TiVo recommends that you use the same type of connection across all devices on your network.

IMPORTANT: TiVo Mini does not support wireless connections and cannot interact with DVRs in your home that are on a wireless connection."

How am I supposed to make this work now with the Tivo Mini and Stream in my bedroom?? I am totally confused. Do I have to move them both to my living room? Will I still have access to my TiVo shows in the bedroom? I was thinking this was going to let me finally have the freedom to watch tv in my room but I dont know how to do this!

I am so frustrated. Haven't been able to use the TiVo Mini or Stream since I got it last December for Christmas :(

Incredibly frustrated. There must be a work around???

Is it possible to hook up the TiVo Mini and Tivo Stream to the living room to work in my bedroom? I am not very tech savy and all of this is very confusing to me!

I hope I did not spend all this money and a lifetime of TiVo memberships to not be able to use these products.

Will Airport Express work with my devices??

I need a solution fast before I lose my mind...

Appreciate anyone's help!!

Denny :)

Help: FIOS Stuttering with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:44
I'm a long time Tivo Owner... Series 2, Series 3, Premiere, Roamio, etc

I've had Verizion FIOS for several years, worked fine with a few different Series 3 and 4 units.

I now own a Roamio Plus, Purchased in January 2014. For the first several months of it's operations, everything was fine.

However beginning several months ago, live TV started stuttering. On live TV, it typically appears as a brief pause of the picture, audio usually continues unaffected. I typically do not get a macroblocking effect while watching live TV... just a perfect freeze frame for a second or a fraction of a second. When playing back recorded TV, these pauses are far more pronounced, usually effecting audio as well as pausing video for several seconds at a time until it recovers. Likewise streaming these recorded programs or Live TV to my Tivo Mini lasts only seconds it at all before becoming interrupted.

I've tried several things:
1- Tried adding a coax attenuators, including stacking multiple attenuators; No effect.
2- Verizon has swapped out my cable card for the latest version (MCPOD3; No effect.
3- Ran Tivo Hard-drive tests via Kickstart menu; Passed

Please help!

Andrew

Help: FIOS Stuttering with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:37
I'm a long time Tivo Owner... Series 2, Series 3, Premiere, Roamio, etc

I've had Verizion FIOS for several years, worked fine with a few different Series 3 and 4 units.

I now own a Roamio Plus, Purchased in January 2014. For the first several months of it's operations, everything was fine.

However beginning several months ago, live TV started stuttering. On live TV, it typically appears as a brief pause of the picture, audio usually continues unaffected. I typically do not get a macroblocking effect while watching live TV... just a perfect freeze frame for a second or a fraction of a second. When playing back recorded TV, these pauses are far more pronounced, usually effecting audio as well as pausing video for several seconds at a time until it recovers. Likewise streaming these recorded programs or Live TV to my Tivo Mini lasts only seconds it at all before becoming interrupted.

I've tried several things:
1- Tried adding a coax attenuators, including stacking multiple attenuators; No effect.
2- Verizon has swapped out my cable card for the latest version (MCPOD3; No effect.
3- Ran Tivo Hard-drive tests via Kickstart menu; Passed

Please help!

Andrew

gotham - "viper" (se1 ep5 10/20/14)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:35
more foundation this week, continued good balance between dark drama and cartoonish. glad to see bruce beginning a proactive stance in the family business, alfred relententing to help him. also liked the insight to the corruption at wayne ent, origins of venom, and new antagonist molly mathis.

wasn't impressed with viper, hope the villain of the week is a temporary tactic to lay foundation, and not a permanent formula for every show (did we ever find the reason viper cut off his ear, other than to make him easy to id?).

liza's training and then picking up falcone seemed to quick and easy.

Recommendation for testing Tivo before upgrading HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:08
I'll be getting a new Tivo Roamio Plus today and plan on immediately upgrading the harddrive. I've read a few comments in the past (but can't find anymore) about first testing the brand new Tivo just to make sure it works before voiding the warranty.

What is recommended for testing it? Just simply booting up? Just curious what is recommended.

Track and Field

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:44
I still have two S2's running(am I the only one? :p ). The listings on a lot of programs have started included "Track and Field" as a group. I first noticed it on Horror movies. They would say "Horror Track and Field" . I thought maybe someone was goofing around, that if you were in a horror movie you would need to be able to run fast lol.

It has now started showing up on a lot of other shows as well.

It's not important, but strange. Anyone else seeing this?

verizon channel lineup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:02
verizon fios offers several channel packages: basic, extreme, ultimate, etc.
how does tivo know which one you have?

Cord cutting a myth?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:37
I've said it before and this article pretty much backs up what my thoughts are on the situation:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/techn...ere/ar-BBafn6M

People seem to be of the mindset that dropping cable and switching to streaming services will save them money. That may be somewhat true for the moment, but at some point your cable provider, who is most likely also your ISP, will start charging you more for your internet service to compensate for any loss in revenue from dwindling cable subscriptions. Let's face it, they're going to get you one way or another.

My premise is that the term "cord cutting" is completely false and misleading. While you may be dropping your cable TV service, you're probably still connected to your cable company for TV via the internet. A true cord cutter will have no internet and will rely only on an antenna as their TV provider, just like the old days. I suppose the term "cord cutting" would be more applicable if you only received TV programming via your wireless service and not from a hard line feed into your home.

New TWC Channel Guide not updating on TIVO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:57
Sorry if this has been repeated. I have Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, Ca. Recently TWC has changed their channel line ups and noticed that my Tivo guide is still not recognizing the new channels. Example is channel 162 now should be Food Network but it still shows the old channel name, but yes, it does show the Food Network.

I tried restarting my Tivo, restarting Tuner Adapter, and called TWC to ping/flash my cable card. Nothing still works.

I have a Tivo Premier..

is there anything a Roamio BASIC CAN'T do that a Premiere can?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:33
My 2-tuner Premiere has a bad primary drive ( the 1TB external is ok) and I'm debating weather to replace the drive or upgrade to a Roamio BASIC ( while 6 tuners are nice, I'm not crazy about being completely dependent on always having a cablecard)

I'm wondering what features/capabilities I might be giving up going to a Roamio Basic.

Does pytivo (or equivalent) and kmttg (or equivalent) fully work?
Does the Roamio Basic have the same level of streaming capability as the Premiere?

I've already seen references to the Roamio having a lower output power supply that can become an issue with upgrading the internal drive.

Blacklist

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?

Thanks.

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.

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