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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 00:19
when i got on i didnt see crunchy roll on there for some reason (yes i watch anime what you gonna do about it ) but yeah i couldn't find it and then it comes back then disappears which is strange


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 23:37
I've just moved to Tivo from Windows Media Center. On WMC I could easily download recorded HBO shows and convert them to MP4 files. I'm having difficulty doing this on KMTTG. I get a message that it's not permitted. Am I doing something wrong or does Tivo and/or KMTTG put artificial limitations on downloading and decrypting HBO?

Person of Interest - S4E21 - “Asylum” - 04/28/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 21:29
And we’re back with a big bang, with a head first jump into the “Machine Wars” arc concurrent with “The Brotherhood” arc.

We know things are bad when the Machine spits out the numbers of both Elias and Dominic.
While Reese and Fusco go see Elias, Root gets a call from Shaw, asking for help.
All while Control has abducted a teacher in one of Samaritan’s blind spots.

Even though it’s most certainly a trap, our Miss Groves is bound and determined to go find Shaw, even going to the point of forcing the Machine to help her. Finch reluctantly decided to go along.

Meanwhile, Reese and Fusco realize that Elias is using the old pneumatic tube system under the city to communicate with his crew and go to the source, Elias’ HQ.

Unfortunately, Dominic and his crew have also figured out where Elias is holed up and manage to capture our guys with Elias.

But Dominic doesn’t want to kill them right away, he wants their information.
Not just Elias’ but Team Machine’s as well. Dominic already knows too much because as we find out when she walks in, “Harper” happily sold out the team to Dominic.
(And when she walked in, my head —-> wall.)

This just illustrates why we don’t like “Harper”. It’s all about her, nothing for no one else.
Sure, she says to Fusco that she’ll help them but only because someone (no doubt the Machine) paid her a lot of money to.

Elias is interesting not only because he’s a planner, he has respect for Team Machine and genuinely likes some of them. “Harper” has none of this.

Elias, ever the crafty devil, manages to trick Dominic to kill Link, his right hand man by making Dominic think Link sold him out.
But they are still in Dominic’s custody.

Meanwhile Control is busy interrogating Shelly the school teacher that she kidnapped in the beginning of the episode.
It turns out that Shelly was the handler for the mole on Control’s team and has been visiting the White House to boot for Samaritan.

Control does get information from her, mostly it’s mostly in the form of threats about Samaritan’s “correction”.
(Hmmm, is that anything like The Purge?)

The meatiest story though belonged to Root and Finch tracking Shaw.
The trail leads to a psychiatric hospital (the titular Asylum) where they hope to find Shaw but instead find Samaritan’s control room, complete with Greer and Martine!

Unfortunately, Harold and Root are too late as we see what appears to be Shaw being taken away from the facility and the duo get captured while Martine taunts Root about how she broke Shaw into making the phone call and telling them about Root’s implant.
(Root fires back by snapping Martine’s neck.)

Greer wants the implant to trace it back to the Machine but the procedure to remove would make Root a vegetable. And likely, Harold would be killed.

This is when we see one of the more surprising acts of self sacrifice when the Machine offers to give Samaritan it’s location if Root and Harold are freed.
(Great scene with the two AIs “talking” on the monitors.)

So the episode ends with Reese and Fusco captured. Root and Finch trying to beat Decima to the Machine, and Control trying to find out more about “the correction”.

It’s a strong episode leading into the Season Finale.

One thing to note was that this episode answered a question I’ve had for about a year in what happens if Samaritan decided that Greer is “deviant”.
It turns out that Greer doesn’t care!
That’s how devoted to this ideal he is.

The other thing was how Reese was nicer to Fusco and Fusco was asking him if he was sick.

Router shows 2 ips

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:29
I have set a static ip on my Roamio, but when I check the dhcp table on my router the Roamio is listed with a second ip address. I am trying to get kmttg to work out of home.

Is it better to have the router use the mac adddres to assign a static ip and the Roamio use hdcp or have the Roamio pull a static ip by setting the Roamio with a static ip?


Fast forward issue and youtube

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:28
When I am fast forwarding a show that is recorded a lot of times it just stops moving like a pause.
Sometimes it catches backup but sometimes I need to exit and go back in

Also just stops while watching.
It keeps fast forwarding after hitting play.

Also the youtube is almost unwatchable stops downloading and very slow.

I am wondering if the drive is going bad.
Seems to be happening since an update?

Survivor Worlds Apart : "Survivor Russian Roulette" OAD 4-29-2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 20:07
Damn! I really wanted that gambit to work at Tribal. It was a good try by Mike, spoiled by Will who voted for Dan instead of Tyler for no apparent reason at all. I don't blame him for running the bluff instead of just giving it to her after the vote, though. He'd probably gonna need that thing next week.

Will is an unrepentant a-hole. That's all I have to say about him.

Why does everyone hate Shirin so much? I just don't see anything so objectionable about her.

Tyler has to have been taken totally by surprise tonight. He sure looked shocked at Tribal. I wonder if he whispered to Will to vote Dan with him?

The end game should be cranking up. If nothing else, Mike's bluff tonight should cause some dissension in the ranks of the Gang Of Six.

iZombie 1-07 28/Apr/15 Maternity Liv

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:54
Some great one-liners in this episode.

"I can't give you the the girlfriend experience" "I don't think that means what you think it means"

"like, buy new underwear great!"

"do dump or marry boy band edition"

TiVo app for PC - Windows 10 Apps to seamlessly port from Anadroid / IOS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 19:25
I was watching the Microsft Build conference this morning and something caught my eye.

Microsoft has added support in Visual Studio to allow developers to easily port Android and IOS apps to Windows store apps using the native code base such as Objective C used by Apple.

No telling if TiVo will choose to port their app at that time, but it certainly will be supported once the new protocols are released.

Doubling Roamio Pro Storage

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 18:07
Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX

I am looking at increasing my storage in steps.
first add an external storage to double my current storage in my Roamio Pro.

Step 1: double storage of my Pro.
Does the newer TiVo Roamio Pro have WD30EURS or WD30EURX. I Purchased it last month and it was built in Mexico on Sept 18, 2014.
If I put a matching 3TB internal drive in an external drive case of my 1TB external drive, will it be recognized as a valid drive number in the TiVo drive number table and work my my TiVo Roamio Pro without any modifications?

If YES, then I will have 6 TB for a few years, without voiding my TiVo warranty.

Step 2: you 12 TB upgrade for $900.
Assuming no other changes, when I need more storage I can use that offered by WEAKNEES.
The WeaKnees 12TB (or greater upgrade at the time) for ~$900.

Step 3: much more storage (is Mega worth it?)?
The newer TiVo Roamio MEGA will give me 24TB at a cost of $5K.
My current raomio Pro has 3TB internal and 1TB external for a cost of about $600. the MEGA should be priced at about the same price point or 6 times the cost of my pro and ext storage. that would be $3600. At $5K it is way overpriced.

Around Christmas this year TiVo may come out with it's ULTRA will will Have 4K recording capability, 6 tuners, may be a Roamio, have more storage and may also be a TiVo Series 6 UHD device with it's new UHDTV format.



TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:53
I believe we will be seeing a new series of DVRs from TiVo using the new UHDTV 4K format.
I suspect it will probably look similar to the Roamio.
It will probably only have 6 tuners.
I do not know if it will be a device with about 6TB internal storage.
they may use some of the RAID technology of the MEGA with its hot swapable drives and RAID guarantee not to lose any data or programs even in the presence of a failed disk or fatal disk error.

20.4.8 Priority

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 17:21
For what it's worth, the 20.4.8 Priority Page is active today.


WD decoding the drive numbers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 16:36
the difference between the WD30EURS and the WD30EURX is the Interface/Connector

WD Western Digital
30 3.0
E TB/3.5 Inch drive,
U Audio/Video Advanced Format - WD A,
R 5400 RPM with 64 MB cache,

S SATA 3 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector
__SATA 1.5 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (Mobile)

X SATA 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s capable with 22-pin SATA connector

the X is capable of twice the speed of the S, but is still rated at 3 Gb/s of the S.

Model Numbers - WD Internal Drives
Model Number Format for OEM and Distribution Channels

Information Sheet
WD’s model number format simplifies inventory management
for distributors and system manufacturers. Capacity points
are key to this format.
Base Model Number
The base model number is composed of six codes:
1. Company initials (WD)
2. Capacity (GB/TB)
3. Capacity unit/form factor
4. Business unit/brand
5. RPM/buffer size or attribute
6. Interface/connector

WD 0000 ABCD
_1____2 3456

Model Number Codes
1 Company Initials
2 Capacity
Two, three, or four digits, supports up to 999.9.
For 1 TB and larger WD Black™ and enterprise drives, the decimal
follows the first digit (e.g., WD1000FYPS is a 1 TB capacity drive).
These drives also use the last digit of the capacity number as a
product code (e.g., WD2003FYYS). This digit does
translate to
additional capacity/LBAs.
3 Capacity Unit/Form Factor
C TB/2.5-inch
D TB/2.5- to 3.5-inch backplane adapter
E TB/3.5-inch
F TB/3.5-inch (new format)
G GB/2.5- to 3.5-inch adapter
H GB/2.5- to 3.5-inch backplane adapter
J TB/2.5-inch
K GB/2.5-inch (12.5 mm z-height)
L GB/2.5-inch (7 mm z-height)
N TB/2.5-inch (15.0 mm z-height)
S TB/2.5-inch (7 mm z-height)
T TB/2.5-inch (12.5 mm z-height)
4 Business Unit/Brand
A Desktop/WD Blue™; WD Green™; WD Black; WD Caviar
B Enterprise/WD RE driv
e families (3-platter)
D Enterprise/WD Raptor
E Mobile/WD Blue; WD Green;
WD Black; WD Scorpio
FDesktop NAS/WD Red™
H Enthusiast/WD VelociRaptor
K Enterprise/WD XE; WD S25
L Enterprise/WD VelociRaptor
M Branded/WD Branded
N Branded Advanced Format/WD Branded
P Mobile Advanced Format/WD Bl
ue; WD Green; WD Black;
WD Scorpi

4 Business Unit/Brand (continued)
R Enterprise Advanced Format/WD RE drive families
U Audio/Video Advanced Format - WD AV
V Audio/Video - WD AV
W Enterprise Advanced Format/WD VelociRaptor
Y Enterprise/WD RE drive families (4-platter)
Z Desktop Advanced Format/WD Blue; WD Black; WD Green;
WD Caviar
5 RPM/Buffer Size or Attribute
A 5400 RPM with 2 MB cache
B 7200 RPM with 2 MB cache
C 5400 RPM with 16 MB cache
D 5400 RPM with 32 MB cache
E 7200 RPM with 64 MB cache (<2 TB)
F 10,000 RPM with 16 MB cache
G 10,000 RPM with 8 MB cache
H 10,000 RPM with 32 MB cache
J 7200 RPM with 8 MB cache
K 7200 RPM with 16 MB cache
L 7200 RPM with 32 MB cache
P IntelliPower™/EM (maximum buffer size offered by product)
R 5400 RPM with 64 MB cache
S 7200 RPM with 64 MB cache (2 TB)
T 10,000 RPM/EM (maximum buffer size offered by product)
V 5400 RPM with 8 MB cache (Mobile)
Y 7200 RPM/EM (maximum buffer size offered by product)
6 Interface/Connector
A ATA/66 with 40-pin IDE connector
B ATA/100 with 40-pin IDE connector
C ATA with 33-pin connector
(zero insertion force—ZIF)
D SATA 1.5 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector
E ATA/133 with 40-pin IDE connector
F SAS-3 with 29-pin connector
G SAS-6 with 29-pin connector
S SATA 3 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector
SATA 1.5 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (Mobile)
T SATA 3 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector (Mobile)
X SATA 3 Gb/s, 6 Gb/s capable with 22-pin SATA connector
Z SATA 6 Gb/s with 22-pin SATA connector
Subsequent updates to these definitions will be available in
Change Administration’s
Model Specification
(document number
2096-000101). WD intranet access is required to view or
download the document. To access the document, go to:
(DNA login required).
Model Number Suffix
The model number suffix (characters to the right of the dash
following the model number) is only for in-house use.
Legacy Model Numbers
For instructions on how to decipher WD internal drive model
numbers issued prior to December 2005, refer to the
Model and Order Numbers
information sheet (2579-701261).
A copy is available from your
WD representative if required.

Problems with new Roamio. Am I screwed?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 15:42
Just bought a Roamio with lifetime. Live in St. Louis have charter cable.
Took a couple of tries but got the Motorola cable card working. I can view everything but premiums. Called support was told I needed a tuning adapter. Tech support came out with a Motorola MTR700 which didn't work. Several tries later with several more tech support visits, they were not able to get the Roamio to recognize the TA. Last guy called his super to ask what he should do next. Super made it sound like they had done everything they could do at that point.
Some research on the internet, this forum and other places, said it could be that the TA needs a firmware update to 1.40 so the Roamio can talk to it. I called Charter to ask if they could locate a TA with the correct firmware. Tech support said they would send someone out with the correct box the next day.

2 guys from Charter show up to tell me the following.
1. They don't have a clue what the firmware settings are on the TA's
2. They can't change them
3. They may or may not get them in the future
4. Charter is going down a different path that may use different equipment

I have already filed a complaint with the FCC, but beyond that, I don't know what else to do. So, any suggestions?

Metadata - Minimum Data Elements?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:33
What are the minimum data elements for a TiVo Metadata file?

I want to simply organize random Video Podcasts pushed via pyTivo under a couple simple folders, no descriptions, etc., are needed.

From the below list, I think I only need:

title : <program title>
seriesTitle : Webcasts
episodeTitle : <program title>
time :
seriesId : <arbitrary number>
description :
isEpisode : False
originalAirDate : <today>
isEpisodic : False

Can I omit the unused elements, or do I need to send NULLS?


Chicago Fire / L&O:SVU / Chicago P.D.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:27
Two nights, three shows, all doing a crossover event with each other. (You can still get the first chapter if you missed it last night.)

In the SF Bay Area, NBC's affiliate KNTV will be airing baseball, and will push one show aside to its parallel channel. (TiVo should pick this up for you automatically, but it's good to check if you have conflicts or signal strength issues.)

To recap:
Tuesday's "Chicago Fire" will reair on KNTV-DT2 186 tonight at 8PM.
"Chicago P.D." airs on KNTV-DT2 186 at 9PM.
"Law&Order:SVU" airs on regular KNTV 3/703 at 10PM -- following the baseball game, so pad accordingly.

(This is not the usual order for their respective timeslots, but it seems to be the scheduled order for air and the intended order for the crossover story.)

TiVo Stream vs. Slingbox??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:56
Hey everybody,

Trying to figure out the best option for streaming live t.v. and my recorded programs.

Currently I have a slingbox 500 and issue is with the quality of the stream, it works perfectly fine and in high quality on my PC (even connected to the tv via HDMI cord) or Samsung s6 edge. However, whenever I try and mirror the video to my Chromecast, the video quality drops to nearly un-watchable and is buffering often. The Chromecast does work in perfect HD quality when streaming HBOGO. Would a Roku work any better for higher quality stream from my slingbox to phone to TV?

I am trying to decide if I should swap out for a TiVo stream. My questions for this device are, does TiVo stream have Chromecast capability from my S6 Edge or PC? If so, will the video quality be better than the slingbox?

bought a Premiere, need FiOS CableCARD help

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:36

I bought a used Premiere 4 and Mini, to replace my old Tivo HD's. But I can't get it to tune any channels. I have Verizon FiOS, and they've tried to pair both of my existing M-cards with no success.

I called TiVo, and he had me go to the Conditional Access screen and verified that the card was paired. But he says that I should also see AUTH, which isn't there. He says that this means the channels aren't being authorized. The Verizon rep was out of ideas, so a tech is bringing me a new M-card on Saturday.

But I'm not sure that the M-card is the issue. Even un-paired, I can insert the activated M-cards into either TiVo HD and tune everything but HBO. Shouldn't I also be able to do the same with the Premier 4?

Romio OTA and Romio cable working together

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:36
Right now I have a Romio OTA upstairs connected to an Antenna in the attic for HD OTA channels.

I just found out I get basic cable for free with my HOA. No cable card needed, my TV can tune the channels with no cable box or card, that is tested and working.

If I put a Romio downstairs connected to the basic cable, can that Romio also stream HD content recorded on the OTA upstairs? Do shows recorded on the OTA appear in My Shows or do I have to do something else to access shows on the OTA?

Do I need to pay the monthly service fee for both Tivo's?

Is there any other way to stream the HD content from the Romio OTA to the downstairs TV?

Download to Android Device

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:21
When will the ability to download recorded content to an Android device be made available? iOS app has had that functionality for quite some time.


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