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Ultimate Survivor Alaska

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:41
Anybody watching this on Nat Geo?? Its the best reality show on TV IMO
Very intense and dangerous.

Lost All Channels - Reboot Brought Them Back

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:40
Hi all,

I've been having periodic channel loss, but it was rare and usually only a single channel. Changing up or down then back to the lost channel recovered it.

Today I turned on the TV and had nothing. No channel content at all. Checking diagnostics on the TA and CC had no results, like they were disconnected.

Rebooting the Roamio brought everything back, but I need to find out what's happening. Is there a shortlist of things to check to see what might be happening?


Ebay listing for Premiere XL4 w Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:10
Selling a Tivo Premiere XL4 - with Lifetime Service.

Less than a year old!


Thanks for looking -


Can you copy (or watch) programs from an unsubscribed Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:58
Hopefully a few quick questions - but first a little context:

I'm getting a Roamio to replace my Premiere. I'll be switching my current service plan over to the Roamio, and unsubscribing the Premiere. However, I have a lot of as-yet unwatched programs on the Premiere that I'd like to transfer to the Roamio.

So the question is: Can I copy programs off an unsubscribed Premiere to a subscribed Roamio?

Follow up question: Some of the programs may be copy protected; if they can't be copied to the Roamio, will I still be able to watch them directly from the unsubscribed Premiere?

If necessary, I can take the Premiere off my home network, so it can't 'phone home' and won't know immediately that it has been unsubscribed. If I do that, can I copy programs to the Roamio by connecting the two units directly with an Ethernet cable? (And does it need to be a cross-over cable?)

Thanks for any advice anyone can give me!

Selling a Tivo Series4 with Lifetime plus Extras

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:44
Listed on ebay.


Included in the Auction:
- Tivo Premiere XL Series 4 DVR with 1 TB hard drive
- Tivo Glo Peanut Remote with Backlighting
- Tivo Power Cord
- HDMI Cable
- Lifetime Service for the Tivo
- Actiontec MOCA adapter (sold by Tivo) plus power, ethernet and coax cables

Thanks for looking!


"Reset" Roamio Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:13
I went through the process of setting up my Roamio remote to be RF, but it seems to randomly toggle between IR and RF. Sometimes I get a connection, sometimes I just sit there and press buttons to no avail. I'd like to just complely reset the remote so it starts back at "out of the box" settings and allows me to go through the RF activation again. Possible?


Amazing Race spring 2014 "All stars" cast announced

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:28
The cast for the new season is now announced. Looks like a few to like and quite a few to hate.


Flight Time and Big Easy
Bopper and Mark
Jen and Caroline
Dave and Connor
Margie and Luke
Natalie and Nadiya
Brendon and Rachel
Jessica and John
Cord and Jet
Joey and Meghan
Leo and Jamal

I like the globetrotters, the cowboys, and somewhat team big brother. Really have had enough of Margie and Luke. Ugg. Also really could do without afganimals and twinnies.

TWC Dropping Channel - Any Way To Counter This?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:26
Hi all,

My area TWC provider is dropping beIN2, one of the reasons I switched to TWC in the first place. As a subscriber, do I have any recourse or ability to get this channel back? Why is TWC removing channels at all? Shouldn't they increase over time?


Where to get the most for my S3 HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:20
I'm finally making the jump to Roamio, whoopie! I currently have a S3 HD XL in my living room and an S3 HD in the bedroom. I plan on moving the HD XL to the bedroom, using the Roamio in the living room where we do the most TV watching, and selling my S3 HD.

My question is - where can I get the most for it? The good news is that I have a lifetime subscription attached to it, so I hope to get a decent amount for it. So far, I have only looked on the two places I'm most familiar with - eBay and Amazon. However, I'm seeing that an S3 HD with lifetime is fetching somewhere around $200-300, and this seems a little low to me for a unit with lifetime.

Thanks in advance!

How's the Roamio Plus/Pro video scaler?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 13:09
With my TiVoHD I've left it the resolution at "native" and let my 2009 Samsung 750 deal with scaling. Which means I have to live with blankouts when going back to the TiVo menu or when changing between channels that have different resolutions.

How's the Roamio's video scaler? Should I leave things in native mode or just set fixed 1080i so as to avoid any blanking?

See Who the Biggest Winner is on TV This Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:57
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM ET  It’s the week before Robin and Barney’s wedding weekend. Naturally, we reminisce with Ted as he recalls what’s been going on with his future wife over the past eight years.     TUESDAY – The Biggest Loser – NBC 8PM ET  This week is all about three’s – the Top 5 players compete in a triathlon, and three finalists remain after the weigh-in. The catch? The winner of the triathlon has a guaranteed spot as a finalist. The contestants also get the Continue Reading

Tivo on the go....best way?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:44
I'm possibly going to South Africa during the winter Olympics and don't want to miss too much action.
If a Tivo Premiere is my main box, which is the best way to access it remotely using an iPad, Tivo Stream or Slingbox?
It's likely I'll have broadband at times, but it's also possible we have some pretty old-fashioned internet connections, at least by North American standards.
There's a chance we may add a Roamio down the road sometime, but that's not absolute

Looking for Info on Playon/Playlater HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:26
Hello All,

Looking for info from anyone using Playon & Playlater HD. I am trying to find a way to stream/record HD content during off hrs as my ISP slows down to an unusable speed during the afternoon/evening (6Mbps morning - 1+/-Mbps evening). It would be mostly from Hulu+ & Amazon and maybe I would try Netflix. Some questions I have:
  1. How well does Playon/Playlater HD work with the various streaming services (Hulu+, Amazon, Netflix, etc.) any issues? How is the quality of the recorded material compared to if you just streamed from those sites.
  2. Is there a way to setup up a bunch of recordings to auto stream/record or do I have to start each one individually?
  3. Are the recordings encrypted or can I move them to any device I want to?
  4. Does playlater allow skipping of commercials on sites that have them?
  5. The HTPC I would be using Playon/Playlater HD on has a AMD Athlon X2 255 Processor which only has a PassMark score of 1843 - the site says it needs to be 2300 or higher. I have no issues with playing HD content on this PC (it is connect to my TV and I use it for streaming now). Does using Playon/Playlater HD really require more processing power than playing other HD content (the graphic card is an ASUS Radeon R7 240 with 2GB of memory - if that matters)?
  6. Cost right now is $65 for lifetime Playon/Playlater HD bundle - if you paid that or more would you buy again?
  7. Any other info I should know?

Should VPN work over Moca???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 10:03
I have cablevision/optimum online. Over the weekend, the tech was out for a cable modem issue. While he was here, I had him install the Moca POE filter outside the house before the 3-way splitter into the house.

The tech waited around to see that the Tivo and internet worked. However, I forgot to check my VPN access to work :(

Do you think the filter I have is somewhat of a dud? The cable guy that came out 2 weeks ago tested it first and told me it would block everything so he didn't install it. So he may be partially right, in that it is blocking more than it should. I had posted on this forum and someone suggested to just "test" putting the filter just before the Tivo and see what happens. Since that worked, I had the tech install it this time and told him I had just "tested" it before he came.

Help please! I need to get my VPN working. I don't have any tools so I can't easily take that filter on/off.

FS: Tivo Series 3 with Lifetime Service and WiFi Adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 09:26
Tivo Series 3 with Product Lifetime Service. Includes a brand new, never used 802.11g WiFi Wireless Adapter.

The set includes the original box and all original contents (accessories, docs, packaging, etc). The S3 of course comes with the nicer backlit remote. The entire package will feel very much like new.

I'll try to get some pictures up in the next few days.

I am the first and only owner. I've never had a single problem with it.

Have feedback on other sites and forums if seeking references.

$250 shipped CONUS

TWC Wilmington NC ESPN Full Court

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 08:05
Does ESPN Full Court require a TWC cable box? Or can it be tuned with a cable card/tuning adapter?

I signed up for TWC Sports Pass which includes ESPN FC. The channels all say "Blackout" in the guide data for any game that is currently scheduled.
When I check the ESPN FC blackout map it doesn't show our area as being blacked out.

It appears that TiVo is tuning something (I don't get a "tuning adapter can't tune this station" message), its just a black screen.

I'm planning on going to TWC store today to get another CC so I'll ask about it then, but just wondering in the mean time if there is any explanation.

The CES 2014 Posts

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 07:11

Now that the Vegas dust has settled, we’re finally caught up on the bloggable topics and have collated the bulk of our CES coverage in this handy bulleted list. Until next year! Meta CES 2014: Day Zero CES 2014: Oh, The Miles The Videos of CES CES 2014: That’s A Wrap! Smart TV & Streaming [...]

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Shameless S04E03 - Life Father, Like Daughter OAD 2014-01-26 **spoilers**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:44
I'll admit I had to Google "DTF." Wow.

Are we really sposed to believe that Frank has enough Shame to avoid boinking his own daughter?

We gotta guess that the organ donation blow up when she find out he's her father.

Tol' ya that Debbie's boyfriend has good intentions.

Fiona. Fiona. Gallaghers always to screw up a good thing.


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