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Are these 2 issues related: C133 error and TIVO App "Cannot connect to Tivo Box"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:42
I have been using my TIVO Roamio Pro for the past 3 months and very happy with it. It is directly connected via ethernet. It has performed well and I also enjoy using the TIVO App on my iPhone and iPad.

Last night, for the first time I got the dreaded C133 error. I have no idea why since everything was working fine. I cold booted the TIVO etc. but the error returned.

I also noted for the first time that the TIVO App would not connect to the TIVO Box.

Are these 2 issues related? What is going on ? (I actually do not understand how the App works ... does it connect to the box via WiFi? But I have not set up wifi on the Roamio since it is on ethernet? How does it then control things?)



Is it possible to remove YouTube?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:16
Can I remove the YouTube app from the Mini? I can do it on the Roamio, but the same Channel options do not exist on the Mini.

Roamio Stuttering Issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:12
Former Tivo user....back after a few years off.
I just got a new Tivo Roamio Plus and a Tivo Mini.
I got everything going on the Roamio but notice that on just about every recording the playback stutters or stops and sometimes pixelates right near the end of the program. Usually in the last 5 minutes or so.
It doesn't happen all the time, but probably 90%.

I'm on Comcast using a Cablecard. Ehternet connected. Apple Airport Extreme.

Is there something that I'm missing that would be causing the stutter/stop problem?

Thanks in advance.

Sony Throws In the eReader Towel (and cuts off 3G)

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:41

Amidst mounting losses across the board, Sony’s decided to jettison a few under performing businesses. While their exit from computers grabbed most of the headlines, they’ve also thrown in the towel on eReaders. Early on Sony actually produced the best eReader hardware. However, their success was held back due to pricing, marketing, and distribution. Not [...]

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Cannot Schedule A Recording from Daily Picks

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:23
Every time I upgrade my version of Firefox, I cannot schedule a recording from "The Daily Picks" (https://tivo.com/tivo-tco/morebestbets.do) because I get the following error:

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

<h3>1-Click Recording details </h3>

<div class="showTitle">
Independent Lens
- "Spies of Mississippi"
<div class="hr"><!-- hr --></div>
Mon 2/10 10:00 PM

<span class="left"> 2-1 WGBHDT (Ant) Duration: 1 hour </span>
<br clear="all" />

<p>A scheduling request for this program will be sent to your TiVo DVR with the following options:
(<a href="/assets/popups/findtv/1click_what_happens_next.html" class="rflowPopup">what happens next?</a>)</p>

<div class="clearfix"><label>On TiVo DVR:</label> TIVO68</div>
<div class="clearfix"><label>Priority:</label> Only record if nothing else conflicts</div>
<div class="clearfix"><label>Quality:</label> Use the default on the DVR</div>
<div class="clearfix"><label>Keep until:</label> Until I delete</div>
<div class="clearfix"><label>Start:</label> On Time</div>
<div class="clearfix"><label>Stop:</label> On Time</div>

<div class="clearfix"><label>Email confirmation:</label>------@---.com</div>
<div class="hr"><!-- hr --></div>
<ul class="noMarginBottom">
<li><a href="/tivo-tco/1clickoptions.do">Change my default 1-Click Recording options</a></li>
<li class="last"><a href="/tivo-tco/recoptions.do?collectionId=tivo:cl.730217&contentId=tivo:ct. 301557079&channelId=2-1|tivo:st.10420289|terrestrial&startTime=1392087600000" class="recordingOptions">Set up this recording with different options</a></li>


I had a slightly different error ... something about not being logged in ... so, I logged out and logged in again. Still getting the error of not knowing what to do with XML file.

I'm using Firefox 27.0. I transferred my settings from the previous version to this version. Apparently, since this happens every single time I upgrade Firefox, whatever setting it's looking for is not being upgraded.

Anyone know what that setting is supposed to be??



Beep To Discover What Sonos Knows

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:19

Beep is latest entrant in whole-home audio. But, unlike Sonos‘ key products, their music streaming technology isn’t currently embedded within a speaker enclosure. And we suspect the potential market of people looking to network traditional speakers is rather modest. The $99 Beep appendage is sharp looking blinky, clicky dial … that’ll ratchet up your clutter [...]

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Question for long time TiVo buyers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:44
Last TiVo I purchased was an HD and just got a Roamio. When did TiVo stop providing that nice bag of cables in the box?

So what happens now with late night TV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:57
Spoilers about tonight's final Jay Leno show in the link


So what happens now, a smooth transition to Jimmy Falon who is only 39? Or is there a Conan comeback or a move to get Letterman back?

Jay say he may be back on TV just not late night. And Jimmy was really negative to Leno for taking back over from Conan does that hurt the transition?

Copying shows from HD to Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:53
I have a TiVo HD with a considerable number of shows that I won't be able to watch prior to the arrival of my new Roamio. I only have one cable card. Is it possible to transfer shows between them if one box does not have a cable card? Will the TiVo HD still communicate/transfer even if it's one of the cable card setup screen because it doesnt have a card?

HDVR2 with upgraded Power Supply

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:23
HDVR2 in good working order
The Power Supply has just been refurbished with New Capacitors and the Main Receiver board also has the modification for the 'Searching for Tuner 2' issue addressed with addition of capacitor.

It does need software upgrade - only reason it is not done is it will not connect over my VOIP telephone - needs regular land line.
Works fine with currently installed 6.2a, but needs the 6.4 software upgrade for the local channels.

Currently listed on EBay.


Asking $45 plus shipping

Note that a refurbished Power Supply alone is ~ $70 plus shipping!

Tonight Show With Jay Leno

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:17
It looks like tonight's (2/6/2014) Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be his finale show. There will not even be a show for 2/7.

I guess we will not know who will take his place until the Olympics is over.

Live TV streaming to PC ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:54
Hi. I just purchased Tivo Desktop Plus without reading all the details, but it does not seem to offer Live TV on my computer. In other words, how can I use my computer like a virtual Tivo Mini and watch live TV while at my desktop?

Where is this "live TV" box/area on a Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:58
I recently got a Mini and its connected to a 4-tuner Premiere for its host. So far, I am liking it a lot. One thing I am trying to figure out though.

On my Premiere, I could see the current live channel in the upper right corner when I was in the TiVO menu. With this Mini, there is no live channel showing up in the upper right area. I never had to mess with this setting on my Premiere & it was just there so just assumed it was a default option, but maybe not for the mini.

If possible, what setting do I need to access & change and how? Or can this not be done with the Mini?

HDVR2 on SWiM?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:25
I have a SWiM system for my Genie and HD HR20 receivers:
I have an old HDVR2 - can this be connected to the SWiM?
If so, what do I need to do?
Right now if I just connect the co-ax cables it won't get through the satellite set-up, whether I do single cable input or dual.
I'm only looking to test its functionality, not to retain as part of my current set-up.
Appreciate any guidance.

Walking Dead Alert

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:47
Starts this Sunday 2-9-14

Old PBS show: "Animals and Such"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:43
Does anyone besides me remember this? It would've been from the 1970's or early 80's. It was educational programming, and short -- maybe only 15 minutes an episode? Despite the title, I remember it as being about microbes -- particularly the one episode I remember best, about the Volvox. The narrator had a very distinctive voice, with a kind of southern accent.

I'd like to see it again, but I haven't been able to find anything about it on the Internet. Anybody?

Kind of dumb questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:06
I have two unrelated questions.

First, I have read the user guide, and searched the forums but haven't seen an answer to this. Where do I find "recording history"? On the Roamio, the history menu item shows what I deleted or didn't record, but not what won't record in the future. I read the guide, and it said it's in the to-do list, but I didn't see it there. At first I thought that maybe it was because with a new box, and 6 tuners nothing wouldn't record in the future, so I deleted a few shows from the to-do list from a moved over SP. Still no indication I'd cancelled the recordings. Am I missing something?

Second question - we are using a wired connection that has worked fine (lots of trouble with wireless when we first got it). Last night we were seeing the dreaded C133 again. We also had some intermittent issues with other computers, so we rebooted the modem. That seemed to fix everything else, but not the tivo. I rebooted, which, when we had wireless, fixed it, but not this time. I tried to make a connection to the service, it failed with a network issue. However, when I tested the network from the diagnostics screen, it worked. I gave up and went to bed, and it's fine this morning. Any thoughts on what caused this? My husband thinks maybe the DNS servers at our ISP went down, and it just took time to clear the cache from bad addresses.

Thanks as always!

S.h.i.e.l.d Oad 02/04/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:27
You know, I was fine with this episode, up until the magic hyperbaric chamber was able to save Skye by not only reducing her temperature to 44 degrees (which would kill her) but increasing the pressure so fast it would rupture her eardrums.

Forgetting the fact that hyperbaric chambers have nothing to do with temperature, are the writers so lazy as to think that a nerd centered audience like us wouldn't catch that?

All they had to do was say "Look! It looks like some sort of stasis pod that the black guy was in! Lets put skye in there!" Lazy writing.

Can you use a non-TiVo branded USB wireless adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:04
I just sold one of my Premiere boxes on eBay yesterday, and the buyer wants to know if they can use a non-TiVo branded USB wireless adapter with it. All of my TiVos are hardwired, so I have no experience in this area. Thanks!

CableCard Woes (Comcast & Premiere XL 4 / Elite) Tuner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:46
So Saturday, day before the Super Bowl, all my channels go blank - zero signal on ANY channel on my TiVo Premier XL4 (Elite). I figure it's just temporary, maybe a temporary Comcast / XFinity problem, and sleep on it. Next day, still no channels.

Call Comcast, they go through the pairing process with me, have me reboot. No signal on any channel.

Call TiVo, they connect me to Comcast and go through pairing process again, same deal, no channels.

Comcast Tech comes out to house, makes sure there's good signal coming in. Yes, strong signal. I have not lost Internet or Phone (both from Comcast) this whole time.

He swaps out the CableCard, does the pairing process again, still dead.

Do the pairing dance with Comcast & TiVo several more times. Always comes back with ZERO signal strength on ANY channel.

TiVo recommends I try at least 3 or 4 more cable cards. Sigh. Go down to a local Comcast, get the only card they have, bring it home, SAME THING. Called Comcast/TiVo they both blame each other.

Supervising Technician from Comcast comes to house the next day. Before he does, however, he brings a TV that accepts CableCards so we can rule out whether it is to blame, as TiVo says. Sure enough, the TV WORKS FINE with the cable card after pairing. It's NOT the CableCard(s). Re-checks my signal strength - all looks great.

Next thing we try is pulling the CableCard OUT of the TiVo and doing a Channel Search, which *should* find 550+ channels. It finds only 5 channels. Run the same process on my Samsung TV, and it finds 552. Same thing on the TV he brings (with no CableCard) and it also finds 552. Comcast says it's likely a Tuner problem with the TiVo.

Call TiVo and they say put a signal booster on the line. LOL. There's PLENTY of signal, and TiVo is seeing ZERO of it.

TiVo says my options are to do an exchange for $149, which I assume means I lose all my saved programs. They also mentioned Weaknees as a repair shop.

My question to you all is: have you seen anything like this? From what I've said here, does it sound like the TiVo's tuner has gone bad? Any other possibilities? Or easy things to try that I may not have thought of yet?

I appreciate any and all advice / suggestions.



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