I recently bought a Roamio and two Minis. This is my first TiVo since 2005, so I was excited to get back to TiVo with the new DVR.
However, the experience so far has been less than enjoyable. When everything works, it's great, the problem is that my Minis regularly lose their connection (V87 error) to the Roamio and the stream cuts out. Sometimes it happens every 5 minutes, sometimes it takes an hour. But it always happens.
I'm fairly tech savvy, and I've tried a million and one troubleshooting techniques. I've spent hours on the phone with TiVo support. I've tried plugging my Roamio and the Minis directly into two different routers using different cables. No matter what I do, when I ping my Roamio, I regularly get ping times above 1ms (often as high as 10ms) and regular packet losses on my LAN.
Anyone have any thoughts? Could my Roamio just have a bad NIC? I'm at my wits end here.
I've set up a Roamio and am trying to transfer a number of shows from my Tivo Series 3. The Roamio is using MoCA and the Series 3 is connected to my home network via Ethernet. I was able to transfer a number of episodes of a television series from the Series 3 to the Roamio. But a few of the episodes cannot be transferred.
When the transfer fails, I see the following message on the Roamio: "There was an error. Your request could not be processed. Please try again (Messages # 86). Sorry, you can't watch this program now, either because the Tivo-HD DVR is no longer available on the network or because the requested program could no longer be found..."
This isn't a copyright issue. I am able to transfer other programs of the same series. I've rebooted both Tivos as well as the router.
At one point I was able to schedule these shows to be transferred, but I had to cancel the transfer to deal with another Roamio issue. But several other shows were also on the transfer queue and had to be canceled, and these shows were later successfully transferred.
Another wish, It would be awfully nice to be able to set TiVo to either mute or cut the sound to half level when one goes to TiVo Central after watching a show. I know you can debate where you'd like the audio to be when you enter TiVo Central, but it would be cool for each owner to have their choice, similar to the sound effects levels. Is this possible now?
I'm in Maidenhead, was working, but a few years ago.
I just bought a Roamio and I really want to love it, but so far, I'm frustrated. One of the first things I want to do is just to watch network shows that have already aired on my Tivo. For example, I just missed 3 episodes of Big Brother. I can go to the CBS website on my laptop and watch those 3 episodes, for free. How do I do this on my tivo?
I see that I can pay for it through Amazon Prime, but why would I want to do that when I can get it free from their website?
Can anyone tell me how to watch this through my tivo?
Just got my Mini today and was using it to watch YouTube. It rebooted twice, once while browsing videos in my subscriptions and again when I pressed the TiVo button to exit YouTube. Is there an issue with YouTube or should I be concerned I got a bad device?
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here but this first weekend of college football brought the idea to mind...
Is there any way that the multiple tuners present in the Roamio models could be utilized to permit viewing multiple channels simultaneously on the same screen? Obviously it would have to be supported by the software, but would the hardware permit this?
I've got the Roamio base model, looking for the Stream function. Get in touch if you have upgraded and are looking to unload one.
Been a longtime Tivo user. Been paying $6.95 (MSD) for my 2nd Tivo box. Had upgraded my S2 to a Premiere unit some time ago with this MSD. Wondering if I can do the same by transferring to a Romeo base unit.
I have been a TiVo consumer since they came out.. I had 4 of them at one time. I still have my orginal series 1 with lifetime subscription since the beginning. the modem died on it, so as an alternative I installed a Ethernet adaptor and set it up with a bridge, and it would connect via my wireless network. Its been working like this for years but now all of a sudden it won't connect . I checked my dlink bridge and it appears to have died. So I setup an old router and set it up as a wifi bridge. It works, as I can plug in any latop with no wifi card enabled and it connects fine. I also replaced the Ethernet cable.. but it still won' t connect. That leaves me to think it could be the nic. I don't know what my options are.. is there another way to get this old TiVo to connect ? When its trying to connect it says service unavailable. So I don't know if its them or my device.
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.
Familynet is showing Newhart.
I have pretty much decided to come back after my commitment ends, but I was wondering... Is there a real difference in the Roamio vs Premeire UI. I know the Roamy is faster but the price is the premier is significantly less. I asked Tivo the question through chat and all they gave me were hardware specs.
Is there any difference in the UI itself? This question is especially for folks that have done the upgrade.... Can you articulate why its worth it? I am coming directly from dish. I imagine the speed of the premier will actually be faster than what we are currently using.
I know we have a thread for HDD questions but it is too long to dig in to find the answer to a simple question..
Has anybody tried swapping out the drive in a Roamio Plus for a larger one?
Since the Tivo website redesign the lineup issue page does not work for me. Mediacom did their digital upgrade here and I've tried three times to submit the changes over the last two weeks. When I hit submit I get sent to the "UH OH! Looks like you're lost." page and I don't get the auto-generated ack e-mail as I have in the past. Has anyone else been able to use it since the new site went live?
Please confirm what I believe I can accomplish. I have a TIVO Roamio Plus. I have no wired internet where I want to place it. I believe that MoCA is supposed to provide that function but needs to be set up in a room with both wired internet and coax. Is that correct? Then if I take it to the room with no wired internet but coax, I can stream via MoCA over coax? I've tried but haven't been successful in the setup but I think an earlier post addressed my problem which is that my cable TV and cable modem are provided by different providers. Before I start crawling around to find my TV input, are my assumptions correct?
Thank you - Lynne
I've noticed several times where a suggestion is deleted as soon as it finishes recording from my Roamio Pro. Note that this doesn't happen with every suggestion recorded. FYI, my hard drive has 99% free space. I've never seen this behavior with my XL4. Anyone else seen this?
Do the new Tivos work completely wifi now? I don't use wifi at home. Everything is hard wired. Only one Tivo working now and think it's ready to go.
Is there a way for the Mini to automatically go to Live TV when I turn on the TV? Instead of having to press Live tv. I don't mind if it takes one of the Roamio's tuner permanently.
Anyone using the Harmony Smart Control with Roamio? I have to place the Harmony Hub fairly close to the Roamio. And often times, there is a delay with pressing the key or I have to press it a few times. I was using it with a PremiereXL and didn't have any of these issues at all.
I currently have Fios with 1 DVR and 3 cable boxes and considering the new Roamio Pro. I have some questions if someone can help.
My main TV room with the DVR is not near my FIOS wireless router, but another TV with a cable box is right next to the router. Can I plug the TiVo Pro into the router there and use a mini and have all the functions of that box on my main TV through the mini? Or would I be better off buying a MOCA and installing it up there and using the TiVo Pro in my main TV room?
Would it be wise to replace all my Fios equipment with a Roamio Pro and mini's? Is there anything I lose?
Last question, can I access my local channels when out of town through the Roamio so as to watch my local sports teams, news etc.?