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TiVo Blog - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – Hostages – CBS 10PM ET The Sander family has been held hostage as the intruders use their Mom, Dr. Sanders, as their personal puppet in a plot to kill the president. What is the motive behind this act of aggression? How might it tie in to one of the intruder’s personal life? After the presidents operation is put on hold the Sander’s family could be in great danger, but the trespassers have also shown signs of compassion.   TUESDAY – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX 8:30PM ET After Jake Continue Reading

setup movie download on tivo from my office?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:43
i know i can schedule a tv program from the tivo.website. but i dont see access to the video on demand that is part of the menu when i am @ home using the tivo box. is it possible to do this from the website? if so how.

thanks.

jim

Adding premium channels: do you need to re-pair cable cards?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:05
I replaced my Series 3 OLED model with a Roamio late last month and have been very pleased with the results. I'm now thinking of adding Showtime. Will I need to do anything else besides calling Comcast and signing up for it? That is, will I separately also have to call the CableCARD number and have the cards re-paired? I'm reluctant to alter a setup that is currently working well.

Homeland 9/29/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:38
Interesting start. Slow if perhaps on purpose. Saul is a drunk, paralyzed by indecision both personally and professionally. Sells out Carrie. All seem unlike him. Dar Adal is really running the CIA. It took me through half the episode to remember who he is.

Why was CIA running this kill mission? "We're not assassins." Ok, so why wasn't some other branch of the military running it?

The Brody "tape" was leaked to the media, with the obvious implication that it was supposed to be about the Langley bombing, when it was in fact about the suicide vest, which the CIA decided not to tell anybody about. Who is responsible for leaking it? Saul? With the tape out there with that implication, Carrie really does look like a loon saying Brody is innocent. He's right there on tape confessing.

And "find the leak" in the CIA is starting to sound a lot like "find the mole" in CTU.

WinMFS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:34
Tried backup of current 1TB drive using VMWare Fusion and Windows7 as admin, in addition to an external USB drive. Program unable to see drive. I don't find information referencing issues with Win7 Pro. Anyone able to use it successfully? Good news, no cap bulging on my TiVoHD.

The Mentalist S6E1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:56
Anyone following this?

Do you think/know Lisbon is killed?

The Amazing Race - 9/29/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 09:21
I almost forgot about the season premiere of TAR as I was wrapped up in Breaking Bad...

Decent first episode, too early for me to really have a favorite team or two or a team or two I "hate". Good to have it back, love this show.

I don't know if there has ever been 2 road blocks.

Motorola TA Issues w/ Tivo Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 23:21
I've had my Roamio for a few weeks now and love it. I have had a reoccurring problem with the Motorola tuning adapter with it however:

It seems that my Motorola tuning adapter is losing lock or signal but the light on the unit doesn't change to blinking. It's only until I switch to a channel that requires it's function do I realize it's not working properly. I've missed quiet a few recordings because of this. It used to happen once in a while on my XL4 as well, but it's happened 3-4 times already in the few weeks I've owned the Roamio.

A simple restart of the TA usually fixes the problem. Sometimes though I need to restart both the TA and the Tivo to get it to lock back on again. I haven't quite figured out the magic of these stupid tuning adapters.

One thing I have noticed that the Tivo is sending signals to the TA for EVERY SINGLE command. For example, if I change the volume on my receiver using the Tivo RF remote, the Tivo sends a signal to the TA (can tell because of the red status light). Maybe the TA is just getting too many signals and gets confused and looses lock. Even if I hit the Tivo button, the TA gets a signal. Like I said, basically everything I push on the RF remote, triggers the TA red light (meaning it's getting USB signal from the Tivo). Seems like that could be an issue?

Perhaps I have a bad TA? Maybe a signal problem? Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

TA Specs:
Motorola MTR-700
Platform Ver: 1.37

P.S. On another note, it seems as my TA is sometimes letting channels TIME OUT. Numerous times, I've turned on the TV to a black screen on a certain SDV channel. Once i switch the channel up and then down, it works fine, but it seems as though it's letting the channels time out even when one of the 6 tuners is currently tuned to that channel but not recording. Is that normal?

TiVo stream for sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 21:55
I will sell my stream for $50 (shipping included)

If you are interested in my lifetimed TiVo HD or OLED S3 units I will give a good deal on them as well. I also have a TiVo wifi dongle available!

(TiVo's shipped in original boxes)

Moca Issues with Xfinity

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 21:51
Hello all,

I just bought a Roamio Plus and have followed many of the threads here regarding moca connections and I am still having issues. I have my Xfinity voice modem in my office and it is connected to an Apple Airport Base Station. Here is how I have the connections:

Wall - Splitter (2GHz) - One end into Actiontec Moca Adapter - The other end from Moca adapter to modem.

I have power cycled everything and I continue to get C33 errors. The Roamio is in the living room connected straight to the wall and I wondering if this is the issue. Moca is enabled on this device.

I am ready to give up and return the Actiontec adapters but I think this is an user error so I figured I would ask here.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Breaking Bad - S05E16 - "Felina" (series finale!)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 20:16
Watching completely live, so I needed something to do during commercials, so here's the thread.

Colors get purple hue, then suddenly correct

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 19:41
I noticed while watching AMC that the picture tends to get a purple hue often, then suddenly corrects. Has anyone seen this happen before? I don't notice it on any other channels and it happens on my other TV with an S3 connected.

Signal strength is 100. SNR 36.

Here's a (badly taken) video sample. You can see the background to the left of Walt get purple and then correct suddenly.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0V5ToPO0E[/media]

URC integration... via USB?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 19:32
Just bought a Pro...

I've been using a Premiere for a year or two with a URC RF remote, via an RF-to-IR base station, and the combination worked great. I have to use one of those 3.5mm to IR blaster devices (the kind that stick to the front of the device over its IR receiver) to talk to the TiVo, though.

I just replaced the Premiere with a Roamio Pro and all I had to do was unstick the IR blaster from the Premiere, find the receiver on the Pro and stick the blaster back on. Everything just worked after that and it is fairly responsive as well. Still, I was hoping for a nicer solution...

Some of my devices come with an IR input on the back - a small (typically 3.5mm) jack that you can wire to an IR blaster device using an ordinary 3.5mm audio cable to receive the signals electrically rather than optically. I was hoping the new TiVos would eventually start providing a similar port, but not so with the Roamios.

On the other hand, TiVo sells a nice USB to IR receiver device on their web site that works with "Mini or TiVo DVR". Since the TiVo Minis also work with generic USB-to-IR products from other manufacturers, it sounds like this USB protocol for remote signals is a standard. And, plugging in a USB cable is a cleaner "install" than sticking a plastic wart to the front of the box.

If you consider that I could combine the TiVo (or 3rd party) "USB to IR receiver" extension with a standard "3.5mm to IR blaster" extension and tape the two together to convey the IR signals, it should be theoretically possible to do that same thing without the optical connection in the middle, no?

Has anyone heard of a "USB to 3.5mm" adapter for integration with an RF base station? I have enough soldering skills that I could probably build one, but wouldn't have any clue how to design it, and I'd rather get a nice clean pre-built solution instead (I'd almost rather duct tape the two adapters together instead of breaking out the soldering iron, except for the elimination of the optical pathway in the middle).

Cablevision - New Firmware

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:41
Interesting...

I am on Cablevision showing a new OS version on my Roamio PKEY 1.5.3_F.p.1101, with a build date of Jun 6, 2013 (believe my former build date was sometime in 2009). Also, Boot Time and Current Time are showing as "Waiting for Update..."

Other TiVo (Prewmiere XL4) with the same Firmware, but shows current date/time, with a boot time of 9/27/13...

How do I get past the "waiting for update"?

Sunday 9/29/13 "Tonight is 'craziest night of TV ever'" according to Yahoo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 15:31
Right now on the front page of Yahoo for me as a headline "Tonight is 'craziest night of TV ever'". Really?

Text below it reads "More than a dozen shows have season premieres and one of the greatest shows of all time signs of. What to watch, DVR and skip"

It leads to http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/fall-tv/ho...004607018.html. I looked over the list and don't even care about any of them. Well, maybe I care about Simpsons but I hardly ever watch an ep... maybe an average of a random ep once a every every few months.

Tivo code for Samsung sound bar?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:31
Hello All,
I recently acquired a Samsung sound bar HW-F450 and for the life of me cannot find a code that works.

I tried all of the AV and TV codes, tired googling, found reference to a few like 0305 etc... so far nothing works.

I would just use my slide remote to learn the codes, but for some reason that operates not well with the new Roamio. Response are slow, it switches from BT to IR etc... just doesn't seem to work well at all.

If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.

Thanks.

What is a Series 2 tiro worth

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:26
I have one without service contract. Worth activation or just reselling?
Damn spellcheck!!!!!!

Record new only

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 12:00
New Roamio Plus owner. I have my season passes set to record new only but the To Do list shows scheduled recordings for shows we watched in the previous weeks. 12 repeats were recorded the first full day we had the Roamio. Anyone know why?

TRA Wishes You a Happy National Coffee Day!

TiVo Blog - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 12:00
Happy National Coffee Day, have another cup on us.  And while you are drinking that cup odds are you are tuned to CBS or Fox News Channel!  Based on a recent study of TiVo Research and Analytics data, heavy coffee purchasers tend to watch a disproportionate amount of those two networks in primetime. Specifically java aficionados are tuned to Elementary, 60 Minutes and Big Brother on the eye network.  Other broadcast fare includes Grimm (hopefully its decaf!), The Middle and Family Guy.  On the cable front, along with their cup Continue Reading

SNL Season Premiere Tina Fey/Arcade Fire OAD 9/28/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/29/2013 - 11:11
No thread yet?

I enjoyed the cold opening...

"If I'm such a loser, why do I have health insurance?" :p

I loved Aaron Paul's appearances...

Obama: Here's Jesse from New Mexico:
"I had a friend who had lung cancer and didn't have good health insurance, so he did what any of us would do...he started cooking meth...then it wasn't just meth, it was murder...."
Obama: Um...that's enough...
Jesse: Don't you want to know how it ends?
Everyone: NOOOOO!!!!!! :D:D:D

Then he was "Drunk Uncle's" "Meth Nephew" ;)

"Meth-Seth-Meth-Seth"

Tina Fey's "pep talk" to Cecily Strong on "WU" was pretty darn funny...and creepy...she walks that line so well...

The Meth e-cigarette was hilarious-"I can smoke in my favorite restaurant"
"You are in my house and you're butt-nekked!"

Good featuring of the new cast-some good-looking dudes in there! ;)

Other thoughts?

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