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Almost complete lock up - two times

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 14:21
New Roamio Plus (stock, no upgrades) - a month or so old with the latest updates applied.

Comcast cable.

The Roamio has locked up twice in two weeks or maybe a touch over two weeks. In each case, the device became unresponsive to the remote, though the Orange light flashed when the remote was pressed. It simply kept playing whatever was showing, recorded or live in the two lock up instances.

We have a Mini, it was not is use when either of these lockups happened.

The first time, I had to pull the power cord, the second time I was able to wait for a response (like three minutes?) and then I was able to restart it via the menu.

Has the feeling of a buffer being filled, or all RAM consumed, and then perhaps a timer to flush the buffer? Heck if I know.

I cannot replicate it, but after two times I am feeling this is systemic and will need some log files to be shared so a bug can be filed.

Anyone else experience these lockups?


Standard Definition TV on a Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 13:41
Noobe here.. Ready to take the plunge and replace my Ethernet networked Tivo HD and two Series 2's with a Roamio and Mini's. Big Question, I have a Standard Definition TV on the one of the Series 2's. Has anyone attempted this.. I know the series 1 won't even try to transfer an HD recording from the HD tivo. But with the Mini if it streams an HD from the Roamio what will the SD TV do with it ?? Messed up aspect ratio, or just garbage ??

no service on two TIVOs

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 13:28
How many TIVO users are affected by loss of service starting about 10/23/2013? Reps said the issue is being looked into, but can offer no time for return of service. I've had to restart the units when upgrades were made before, but never a total loss of service like this. Anybody have a better explanation as to the problem?

Tivo Premier\Lifetime with Actiontec Moca adaptor

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 13:15
Used 45HR Tivo Premier\lifetime with BNIB Actiontec Moca Adaptor


The BlackList S01E05 - The Courier

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:45
Another great episode. Yes, you have to suspend disbelief, but overall this is my favorite new series of the season.

James Spader is just absolutely awesome in this.

My question, though... are we supposed to know the people who are watching Elizabeth's house?

And, any speculation on her husband's story?


RIP - Marcia Wallace - Edna Krabappel and "The Bob Newhart Show"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:24
Marcia Wallace, the star of "The Bob Newhart Show" and "The Simpsons," died Friday, according to a several media reports. She was 70 and had reportedly been in ill health, although the cause of her condition was not specified.

She is the same age that Suzanne Pleshette died.


The Carrie Diaries Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 11:14
The show is back, but on Friday night, is that a bad sign?

I enjoyed the ep. Loved that they introduced Samantha.

Tivo Mini IR Receiver Location?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:47
After searching here and shining a flashlight all over my new Tivo Mini, I'm looking for help on the following:

Does anyone know where the built-in IR receiver is located on the Tivo Mini?

I have an existing IR blaster that I use with my URC remote control. I've been able to run my Tivos for years by sticking this blaster over the location of the IR receivers.

...but, I'm not finding the location of the IR receiver on the Mini through trial and error.


Enders Game - Sequence of Books in the Series?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 09:33
Years ago (~10 yrs), I had a bunch of Audible Credits. I had listened to a couple Enders Games books and thought I'd like to continue in the series. So, I grabbed a bunch and tucked them away. I noticed today I still have them in my Audible Library. :up:

Maybe I'll start in once more.

I recall there is a loose sequence to the story and probable a couple storyline/character forks - but have no clue now what that might be any more.

Any sequence suggestions from the list of books in my library? Am I missing any?

Enders Game
Enders Shadow
Children of the Mind
Shadow Puppets
Shadow of the Hegemon
Speaker for the Dead
First Meetings

TivoHD rebooting. Recover recordings?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 09:31
I have a THD that is stuck in rebooting loop. Replaced all the caps, which helped for a couple months. Replaced drive, restored with MFSLive, no change. Tried original drive, no change. If it tries to phone home or go to program guide, instant reboot. There must be something other than PS and HDD broken.

Rather than keep messing around with this, I'm planning to get into a Roamio. What options do I have to access the recordings? If I could transfer them to a eSATA drive, that might work. I think this is a function is in MFSLIVE?

Tips are appreciated.

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iOS Tivo App Update - Lesser Known Features

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 08:30
Apologize right off the bat if I am posting in wrong forum....I figure this is best place since app update is driven towards Roamio Stream functions.

I know the big thing is the out of home streaming...but anyone noticing smaller things. For instance:

- 1. I may be imagining things but is background downloading now possible?

- 2. I see there is a third level of streaming and recording quality - must be to facilitate out of home streaming

- 3. Is the downloading of shows now more fault tolerant (it has been the case that as soon as a download is interrupted by network traffic, the whole thing times out and you have to restart)

- Anything else?

On 1 and 3: these are probably more wishful thinking on my part: but just curious as to what others may be seeing

Pixelation on ALL stations

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 07:39
Over the past week, my Series 3 (the one with the LED front panel) has been experiencing pixelation issues on EVERY station. This applies to both recorded shows and live TV. Sometimes it is just annoying, other times it makes the shows unwatchable. I have replaced the hard drive a few years back so it isn't the original drive.

I have another TiVo, a Premiere, attached to the same TV connected to the same splitter. I even tried switching the cables to see if it was a splitter issue, but the Premiere was fine while the S3 still had the problem.

I checked the signal strength and all stations were above 90 even when I could see the pixelation occurring.

Recordings from before the pixelation started play back fine.

Any thoughts? Failing hard drive? Power supply?

TiVo & Sling Duke It Out

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 06:56

  Hot on the heels of Roamio’s out-of-home streaming release, TiVo and Sling have begun trading blows online. And, once again, TiVo is positioning their DVR as the One Box. However, unlike the Premiere platform, they have a much more compelling argument this time around… featuring that aforementioned streaming and a usable Netflix client. However, without [...]

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2x TiVo HD PROM Modded Lifetime and TiVo 802.11g Adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 04:41
For sale are my personal TiVo HD (Series3) units. The first was PROM modded by myself many years ago, the second was modded last year (also myself). I have the original PROM chips laying around somewhere if you really want them. The units come with stock 11.0m w/ telnet activated (that's it. Anything else is on your own).

Upgraded Hard Drive 1 week after purchase to a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB (F3 series, IIRC).
PROM modded
Product Lifetime Service
New (still wrapped!) remote, batteries, A/V cables, Power cable, and HDMI cable
Includes original retail box, manual, start guide, and original packaging
The box itself (not the TiVo) has some plaster on it from storage, but other than that everything is in great condition.
These seem to be going for around $300 on eBay right now. Let's start at $380 shipped because of the PROM mod and 1TB. Open to offers.

Stock 160GB Hard drive
PROM modded
Product Lifetime Service
Remote in good condition, new set of AV cables, new HDMI cable, new power cable
Includes retail box (outer label does not match the TSN, though), manual, start guide, and original packaging
This is PROM modded, so I'll start at $340 shipped. And once again, open to reasonable offers.

TiVo 802.11g USB adapter - used, but in great condition.
Comes with just the adapter and USB cable.
$20 shipped. $10 if included with either TiVo above.

Pictures available on request (as well as proof of PROM modding). As for my background - I've been a member on this and other TiVo forums for years and dslreports.com (since 2001). The TiVos have been in service 24/7 until I unplugged them a few months ago. No issues whatsoever.

'Save With Jamie' - anyone seen this?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/26/2013 - 02:15
British chef-dude Jamie Oliver does a show about making stuff out of the bits in your fridge and cupboard you'd normally chuck in the waste bin.
Kinda fun...

FS: TiVoHD 1TB w/ lifetime - $250

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 22:48
TiVoHD box upgraded with 1TB drive and lifetime service - $250
Unused Peanut remote and all cables, accessories, manuals and original box.

Would like to sell locally in the Philly area but if elsewhere add actual shipping costs.

See Craigslist ad for details/pictures - http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/4152289545.html


Why does Mini require a Service Plan?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 21:45
This seems a massive rip off. The main Tivo is the only one receiving the guides and scheduling things. So I don't understand how Tivo gets away with charging so much just to connect a Mini.

Is this a legit thing or simply what it appears like: a massive rip-off?

I've been getting more an more upset with Tivo lately. I pay a huge amount of money to buy the device and to pay for service plan and yet I still have to put up with advertisements within the Tivo itself. I wouldn't mind if there was an "advertisement section" of Tivo where you navigate to and watch the advertisements at your choosing. But popping those things up when I Pause etc infuriates me.

Is the Mini just another way to rip-off the customer? For the first time I'm starting to look at dropping Tivo because of things like this.

Tivo blue circle problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 21:00
My premier is recording 2 programs, I just finished watching a 3 day old recorded program, now every program I try to watch first shows the rotating blue circle, then goes to blue screen with stationary circle and says one moment. Then nothing until it drops back to tivo central and the blue circle is spinning in shadow, then goes away. Leaving the mane menu. I switched to the SD menu and now I can play the programs.
What does the HD menu have to do with recorded shows playing? Anybody else have this problem?

Netflix Profiles Disappeared

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 20:03
Has anyone else noticed that the recent Netflix profiles upgrade has disappeared? It was there this morning but seems to have reverted to the single profile with Netflix and Netflix for kids options. I've been getting daily Tivo reboots lately while using Netflix and wondering if they're still tinkering with it. BTW, still have profiles on PS3 and BluRay platforms (and no reboot issue).

Court TV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:19
I know the channel became TRU TV, or something like that, but I assumed they would still show some live tv, high profile court cases? I guess that's not the case?

Is this type programming being aired on any channel nowadays? Some of those trials could be riveting.


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