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Problem with tranfers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:36
We have some guests visiting for a while and my wife wants to transfer shows from the bedroom XL Tivo to the home theater tivo. Both are TivoHD's one is XL. Each time she goes to transfer, the bedroom tivo doesn't show up on the HT tivo. I reboot the HT tivo and presto, its there and we can transfer. Next night, same thing, reboot to transfer.

No one is messing with the network, so is it a sign of age or other failure?

King of the Nerds, season 3, premieres 1/23/2015, TBS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:16
King of the Nerds, Season 3 premieres tomorrow, Friday 1/23/2015. 7pm MST here in Boise. As they say, check your local listings. If you deleted this SP 'cause you thought it was cancelled, think again! ;) Guilty pleasure for me.

MOCA POE filter and Comcast Voice filter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:05
Hi. I 've recently set up a MOCA network from a Roamio Plus and two Minis. One of the Minis frequently shows an error "finding a tuner..."

I haven't yet installed a MOCA POE filter because there is already a filter at the POE that I recall Comcast installing when I got their Voice service a while back. Unfortunately, the Comcast-installed filter doesn't have any (obviously visible) markings.
  • Would MOCA signal leak cause the upstairs Mini to be unable to find a tuner? What could be other causes (no, I am not recording 6 shows at once on the Roamio)
  • Any idea what this existing filter may be and will it cause any conflict with the MOCA POE filter? If no conflict, should the MOCA filter go before or after the existing filter?


Price for a used Series 3 ????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 21:04
I have two of these that have not been altered or added to. They both have lifetime.

I listed them for $200 each on CL and have lowered them to $175.

I have had very little interest.

Bay may be a better place to sell, but I see them going for a range of costs on Ebay, from $100-$250 depending on what it comes with, condition, etc.....

Both are fully in my name and transferable.

Is $150 about the most I can hope for?

How to transfer recordings to Mac?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:24
Does anyone know how to transfer your recordings to a Mac? Thanks!

How do you set a show to record online?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:24
Does anyone know how this is done? Thanks!

Allow Decrease in Grid Guide time span

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:56
Provide an option for the current Grid Guide view of:


to look like the old style that has just a 1 1/2 hour view such as:


for easier viewing for old eyes.

Can I get a Amen! :p

Tivo Remote controlling a Samsung TV trouble

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:07
I just got a new Samsung LED H7150 Series Smart TV - 65” Class TV. The Tivo remote controls everything properly except for the volume control. I have to mash the volume up/down millions of times for the sound to actually go up and down. I would think that you could just hold the button down continuously and the sound would rapidly go up and down. I have tried all the Samsung remote codes and none fixes the problem. Anyone else have a solution/suggestion?

Roamio plus vs cable company dvr - PQ

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:38
I have Brighthouse networks in central Florida. I recently switched from a Cisco 8640hdc to a roamio plus with tuning adapter. I've noticed that the picture quality of the roamio is not as good as the 8640, I'd say about 90%. The issue is compression, not blocky, but rather small squiggly lines around the edges of objects. I'm sure it's set to best quality for recording, and it's set to 1080p and my display en reflects this. Any ideas? I'm pretty new to TiVo.

Netflix Profiles?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:01
Just ordered a Tivo Roamio OTA. Does the Netflix app support profiles or are we limited to using the #1 profile we have like some of the older Rokus?

Man Seeking Woman

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:23
New comedy on Wednesday night right after "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on Fxx. Stars Jay Baruchel and is based on Simon Rich's book "The Last Girlfriend on Earth." It's a funny take on relationships and dating. The 1st episode was surprisingly tame for Fxx comedies (i.e., a lot less raunchy than you'd expect) and was very funny. The 2nd episode stepped up the raunch factor by just a little, but still not bad overall. Definitely worthy checking out, IMHO.

Streaming from Premiere XL to Roamio - menu went from HD to SD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:02
Here's the issue:

I migrated from a Premiere XL to a Roamio and a Mini. I've kept the Premiere connected headless in the basement so I could watch the ton of content I still have on it while my Roamio populates with new stuff. It was great.

(I also have a HD running headless and CableCard-less in the basement too for even older content...don't ask.)

Anyhow, when I was first accessing my PXL from the Mini and the Roamio, the My Shows list on the PXL would display in HD. As of yesterday (and my wife pointed this out so I should be grateful she can see the difference between SD and HD) the My Shows list is in SD. Nobody has touched the PXL in the basement. My kids used to hit the format button on the front of the HD, but they were nowhere near the PXL.

Any ideas of how to get (and keep) the HD menus?

(Another point of reference, the HD has only shown SD menus when streaming from it via the Roamio or the Mini)


Mini: Guided Setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:52
The Mini in our great room has worked quite well for over a year.
About two months ago it started acting weird.
Example of weird:
Losing connection (to our Pro) many times per day
Getting a message that says (paraphrasing): Cannot play this program at this time. Reboot this TiVo and try again. (which works)
Much slower operation
Seeing the infamous "blue circles" on a lot of different screens

I've tried clearing thumb ratings without success.
I would like to try going through guided setup again.

When I choose Guided Setup, are there any steps I need to take in a specific order?

More info: Master bedroom Mini has not had one lost connection in the year and 4 months we've had the system. Our Pro works well and hasn't exhibited any problems. I'm guessing it has something to do with my setup at this location, but that is for another thread at another time. I would like to try the guided setup first to see if this behavior changes.


Tivo Roamio Black Screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:14
Came home last night and the family told me that the "TV isn't working".

I went to the Tivo Romaio Plus and the TV was completly black. No audio etc. The Mini in the other room was playing just fine. I tried hitting the Tivo button a few times, still black, I tried switching the input to my other source (media streamer) and then back to Tivo and still black. Basically not responding to anything. I rebooted the Tivo (power cycle) and it came back to life.

This is the first time this or any problem has happened on the Roamio. Kinda scary. Any ideas?


Should I replace my Tivo Premiere with the new Roamio OTA?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:42
I've read through a few other related threads on this, and it seems like I'm on the right track but:

I currently have a Tivo Premiere HD that was originally activated back in 2009. I've had it for 2 years now on a $9.99/month annual commitment that was transferred over to me when I got it from the guy on Ebay.

The unit still works fine...the fan is a little loud, but everything still works. I don't have cable and likely won't ever again.

I'm considering "upgrading" to the Roamio OTA for $49 from BestBuy, simply because I'd like a newer DVR that is quicker, etc. without shelling out $199 up front.

It sounds from others that I can probably get Tivo to give me lifetime on the Premiere for $99 though.

  1. Do I just stay with my Premiere if I can get the $99 lifetime and forego the Roamio? Or....
  2. Is the Roamio OTA worth the upgrade knowing I'd then be paying $15/month for service (an extra $60/yr over what I pay now)?
  3. OR should I get both...and keep the Premiere for another room in the house like the kid's gameroom?
  4. OR...if I only need one DVR in the house, could I spend the $199 on the full Roamio and transfer my current annual plan? I've done the math on this one and I break even after 3 years basically. So to me it doesn't quite seem worth it on this choice.

I know those don't all jive together...but I'm looking for options on what others have done and why.

moCA and wireless G on same TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:57
i was about to connect my two tivo premiere 4's to my network via moca, but i have one small issue. One tivo will be able to connect to my router via ethernet cable. the other tivo, also a premiere 4, is currrently using a tivo N adapter. so, in order to take advantage of moca, and its great streaming between boxes feature, i have to disable the N adapter, since its connected via the ethernet port. i'm hoping i can possibly use an older tivo G adapter via the usb port to allow me to use my smart phone on the second tivo which will be connected via moca. i'm guessing moca will require any other network adapter to be removed, as in the case of the N adapter which the tivo asked me to disconnect before connecting via moca. I think i already know the answer, but maybe someone can help me still use wifi on the second tivo while its connected via moca.:confused:

Arrow S03E10 "Left Behind" - OAD 21-Jan-2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:26
So nothing mystical or magical about Ollie's revival. Just good old-fashion luck (a ledge to break his fall and non-fatal injury) and loyalty. It's still stretches the imaginary a little further.

It's nice to see how the team struggles without Ollie. It is after all, his show. It breaks my heart to watch Felicity breaks down like that.

As for the new Canary, she seem a lot better than before, with the new weapons. However, we will have to wait to see if she's effective at all.

One DVR not showing on XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:59
I have two roamios plus and basic and a XL4. I can see all the DVRs on all but the XL4 which can only see the plus. If I try the basic it says DVR cannot be found. But it shows on all the minis which I have 6 and the plus. Tried rebooting and forcing connections but did not fix it.

Macroblocking on some channels but all signals are good

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:21
I just picked up a cable card for my Roamio plus and one mini I have. Everything worked fine regarding setup. However I am experiencing macroblocking on some channels. I checked out Tivo's troubleshooting regarding the signal levels and the signals all exceed what Tivo says they should be. I haven't replaced any splitters as of now. I've had Fios and Optimum and have never had a problem. I'm experiencing this on both the Roamio and the Mini.

Supernatural "The Hunter Games" 1/20/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 21:00
Ok, the Mommy and Fergus stuff is nearly impossible to watch. Rowena is poorly written, poorly acted, or both. It's ruining a good show.


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