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South Park 9/24/14 - Season Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:19
I thought this was one of the better episodes in a long time, at least since the Black Friday trilogy.

External drives that already have video content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:01
Can I hook an eSATA drive to my Roamio that has video content already on it (mp4, avi, etc,)? Transferring using the Tivo Desktop Plus software seems to always be a hit or miss proposition.

SNL Season 40 Season Premiere - 9/27/2014 - Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:04
A just "ok" season premiere.

I was really surprised that there was no tribute to Don Pardo. He was the announcer from day one of the show - for 40 years. A five second picture in an ad bumper with no name is not fitting.

I found it very low class.

OTA or Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:05
Good morning.

I currently have a Tivo Roamio and a mini. I want to add another Tivo or mini into the mix for another room.


Will the Tivo OTA "work as a mini and let me watch recorded shows and such from my original Roamio or do I need the mini to do that? (asking because of cost difference).

If went with OTA would splitting my antenna signal work and allow me to watch different show in different rooms?

Thanks for the input.

TiVo dead? It's making a rat-a-tat-tat sound.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 05:31
I can't really describe it better than that, and if it's not a familiar sound for a problematic TiVo, I can record it making it, although I've unplugged it now and would rather not plug it back in again.

I first noticed no Freeview signal (which is the source) was being passed through, as the RF aerial loops through to a second TV in the room, thought it might be the Freeview box, as that had crashed again, then saw the TiVo was no longer functioning.

It's making a constant rat-a-tat-tat sound, akin to New Order's Blue Monday. The screen is blank and the unit is unresponsive. I know it's happened in the last 24hrs.

I've had it a few years, but is it a new PSU that'll fix it, or is it the hard drive or motherboard, and if the latter then I may as well replace the unit?

Thanks in advance.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 02:57
I didn't know Retro was showing MST3000 http://www.myretrotv.com/shows.html. We used to have Retro here but was replaced by living well or what ever it's called, hopefully another channel will have it soon.

Fall Update hurts SD Shows list

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:56
I just got the 2014 Fall update and my Premiere XL is not doing so good. I use SD menus and now the "My Shows" list does not seem to cache. I have to wait a moment each time I go to it for the list to load. It is so slow it appears to load a show at a time in the list.

Even if I scroll down and then back up to the top I have to wait again for the list of shows to propagate.

Netflix app on iPhone not casting to TiVo anymore

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 19:31
In the past, I had no problems casting to the TiVo Netflix app from my iPhone. Lately, it seems that it has stopped working like it used to. I think this happened following the Fall 2014 software update.

Anyone else experiencing this?

diagnostics on a tivo formatted drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:49
I have a tivo HD (S3) in a reboot loop. I ran kickstart 54, 57 and 58. KS 54 showed no errors on any of the tests (short-long, etc). This reboot followed a data corruption issue (unable to load new program data...which I thought fixed with the KS 57). A couple of days later the reboot started.

I installed the original WD HDD and the tivo booted right up and loaded program data and updates...which leads me to believe that it is the hdd.

It is an WD AV-G EURS 2 Tb drive that is the one causing problems. I plugged it into my computer with a USB-SATA adapter, but I cant seem to read the disk using Win7 to run WD DIAX tools (just to be sure the disk is not bad). I can see the drive as administrator with WINMSF...

Anybody know how I can gain windows access to the drive to test it using USB to SATA...is this a matter of needing to hook it up internally to my Win7PC?

I checked out the power supply and maybe there is one slightly bulged capacitor. I could replace it if I knew what the label on it said...it is hard to read...if you think that is the problem.

Any help appreciated.

Mini & Series 2 in same room- REMOTE CHAOS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:45
Ha! Trying to wean my wife off of the S2 and onto the Mini/Roamio combo. So I set up both on the bedroom TV. I've seen lots of mentions of remote control overlap, but no real solutions.

I do have a slide remote/RF dongle for the mini, since it's mounted on the back of the TV.

The issue is both remotes control both devices right now. I have several layers of painter's tape covering the front panel of the mini, but it still responds to the S2 remote. Doesn't matter if the S2 remote is on the "A" or "B" position. Where da heck is the IR receiver? I thought it was the little circle next to the power light, but that's completely covered!

Once I solve that, I figure I can just tape the front of the mini slide remote to prevent it from transmitting IR. (famous last words!!!)


Transferring shows with dates

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:24
I m in the process transferring my shows from my Roamio to my XL4. If Iuse the transfer from the Roamio to the XL4 you have to click each show one at a time. I am using KMTTG in the tivo format to down load the shows from the roamio. I use pytivo to push the shows back to the XL4 but it not showing the season and episode or air date on the Roamio. Are their a quicker way of transferring the shows from the Roamio to the XL4? How do you transfer the show so the will show the season and episode or air date?

Roamio mini with 2 mini's need help making moca connection (OTA user)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 16:18
Hello. I am hoping someone can help me. I am trying to make a moca connection to allow me to use my mini's off my base Roamio. Let me describe my setup:

My roof mounted antennas are coupled together using a special combiner and go to a Channel Master 3414 distribution amp in my attic that then splits that signal to 3 TV sets (2 of those are where I want to use the mini's; the Roamio is on the other TV). My cable internet coaxial line runs into the very rear of the basement (it is the only place the internet coax enters the home). My Roamio is also on a television in this same room. My router and modem are also in this room.

I have been under the impression that I would need 1 moca adapter and this splitter to make it work: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Right now, I have the Moca adapter at the front of the basement with the Roamio. I an ethernet cord connected from the Moca adapter to my router. I also have an ethernet cord connected from my Roamio to the same router. Where I am confused is how to connect the coaxial feed coming from behind the Roamio TV to allow for the Moca connection and how to properly utilize the splitter. If someone could please outline where I need to make the connections to with that coaxial line I would greatly appreciate it.

Failed External Drive Upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 15:56
Added a WD DVR Expander external hard drive to my Series 3 XL HD seemingly without incident.

Told it to record an upcoming program, and it said please wait....

THREE HOURS later, it was still saying please wait, and not responding to any remote buttons. So I rebooted by yanking the power cord and plugging it back in.

It went through the normal reboot process without incident til the end, when it just went to a grey screen instead of the last channel it was on.

Rebooted again, same way, same result.

Replaced remote batteries, disconnected the drive, rebooted, got the screen that external storage was missing, press CLEAR to proceed without external storage. I pressed clear, and nothing happened. Rebooted again, same way, same result.

So now if I boot without the drive, I get nothing but the screen telling me there's no drive and to hit CLEAR (which doesn't work). If I boot with the drive, I get nothing but a blank grey screen.

Where do I go from here?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:38
Any one else having problems getting all the Time Warner Cable HD channels on the tivo roamio using the cable card? Known how to fix this?

The Goldbergs | Season 2 Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:19
Glad to have this show back. Great cameo by David Spade who must be buddies with Pops from the Just Shoot Me days.

Pacexg1 Dvr

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:24
Recently decided to replace my Tivo HD 2 channel recorder.
Found my best way to go was with my cable company Suddenlink.
Recieved a PACEXG1. Records 6 channels with all the TIVO software.
73 Hours HD or 620 Hours SD. My question, which TIVO Roamerio
is this compared with. Using my old one in the bedroom and can
transfer back and forth useing a wireless connection.

Drive won't Expand

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:18
Hello Everyone,

I need some help. I've spent hours looking through previous solutions on this forum and just haven't found an answer for my situation. I have a 1.5 TB that copies fine, no errors. Then when I go to expand I get the "Expand Did not finish successfully" error.

Equipment: TiVo Premiere 4

Background: My house was struck by lightning a few weeks ago, and fried all the HDMI ports in my house. I used the replacement program from TiVo to get a new box, and keep my discounted monthly rate. I then transfered all the shows from the old box to the new box via my network. Then took both drives out of the TiVo's, and copied the new drive to my previously expanded 1.5 TB drive out of the old unit. Copy worked fine, expand gives me the error. Both Hard drives work fine in the TiVo. Previous expansion with the same drive for the now bad TiVo was completed on the same computer/motherboard and hard drive, and I had no problems.

Troubleshooting: I've taken the following steps: Run a Full HD scan with WD's utility of my 1.5 tb drive and a full scan of the new TiVo's drive with SeaTools. Both come back with no errors. I tried re-starting the whole process with no luck. I've also done KS57 and KS58 on both drives, then tried to re expand and even re copy and re expand, still got the same symptoms. I also tried the hdparm method described in another thread but that says "HPA setting seems invalid"

fdisk gives me:

Disk /dev/sdb: 1500.3 GB, 1500301910016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 182401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

hdparm -N /dev/sdb gives me:

max sectors = 18446744072344861488/2930277168(18446744072344861488?), HPA setting seems invalid

Newest software version sucks!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:10
version 20.4.4a.xxxx was just updated on my Series 4 tivo. I use the standard menu screen and now when i go to "my shows" and want to scroll down the list using the channel down button to go from the top of the list to the bottom, when the next line of titles comes up it slowly lists one after the next till it lists all on that page and it takes like 5 seconds to do.

Previously you just hit the button, boom . boom. boom they were there now it takes 30 seconds to get theu 5 or 6 pages of programs. This totally sucks.:down::mad:

remote clash between Roamio OTA & Series 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:05
need some help guys. Tried the search but got confused

Have a Series 3 (HD) and upgraded to the Roamio OTA. Issue is the IR remote from the HD will also control the Roamio and I want to put both in the same entertainment center for the time being (need to copy stuff of the HD to a DVD recorder and every now and then there may be more than 4 things to record at once)

How can I set it up so the remote doesn't control both units (other than putting a piece of cardboard over the front of the Roamio)? :)

Comcast / Series 2 / HDMI cabling - My misunderstanding?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 09:10
I am upgrading a 15-year old home theater setup which consists of a Comcast set top box for basic cable, Series 2 Tivo, CD/DVD, 5.1 Yamaha A/V receiver, and a huge Panasonic 56" rear projection TV (which I am trying to give away).

As the first stage of this upgrade, I am trying to recable and configure two replacement components: a Vizio 60" HDTV (e600i-B3) and Yamaha A/V receiver (RX-V477), both of which recommend HDMI cabling.

While the TV works fine for video streaming from my home network, the receiver is not feeding the TV or its speakers with either the video or audio signal I was expecting from the Comcast decoder or Tivo DVR.

I am not sure why this is happening, but suspect my cabling may reflect my misunderstanding of what HDMI does. I was under the impression that the HDMI interface on the receiver would automatically handle all of the audio and video connections and switching required between the Yamaha receiver and the Vizio TV.

I connected a 3-conductor composite (video, audio L+R) cable from the Tivo S2 to the AV4 input on the Yamaha, thinking that the receiver's internal HDMI switching and video upscaling would handle any necessary signal conversion.

Is this overly simplistic and do I need to make additional connections? The Yamaha manual does not specifically address Tivo or Comcast components. Thanks for any help.


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