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Comcast On Demand for all

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:54
Just saw this...Comcast has committed to rolling out On Demand to all Roamio and Premiere platforms. They say it'll happen by June 30, 2014.

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2014-02/com/

Premiere S4 Upgrade Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 14:38
Trying and failing to upgrade my Premiere with a blank 2009 model WD10EARS. Successfully upgraded my HD S3 to 1T years ago.

CD booted jmfs - rev.104 gets to this point and fails. Tried four separate computers and multiple cabling configurations (sata, usb) and all fail at the same place within five minutes. Something basic wrong? All advice/help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Series 2 with lifetime on goodwill for $6.95 plus shipping

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:26
http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-15650600.html
I see that this TiVo has no current bids and I just checked with TiVo and Shawna said it has lifetime. Check the pictures out and call to TiVo to make sure it does have lifetime. If no one wants it I will bid on it and then resell it. I hate to see a lifetime service go to the recycle bin.

There is a HD TiVo on that site too, but Betsy says that is DOES NOT have lifetime.

Roamio Secrets

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:55
In sections for the older TiVo's many or their secrets have been posted such as the "Select" codes and I think the other were "Clear" codes. Do we know if some or any of those work with the Roamio an has anyone found any new secrets or ticks this high performance beauty will do? I have the 30 second skip enabled but not sure of anything else.

How to get rid of an unwanted wishlist scheduled recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:37
Recently a Spanish language novella has popped up on my To Do list shown as a wishlist recording. I can't figure out how it is related to any wishlist item I have as all the words are in Spanish and don't come close to anything in my wishlist.

It's a pain to go through the To Do list and cancel the scheduled recordings as the program is on five days a week.

I thought maybe if I put a couple of thumbs down on this program it would get rid of it, but no dice.

Any ideas?

Want to use retail set top box with Series 2 Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:28
Have Pioneer Series 2 Tivo with built-in dvd burner. Currently use rental set top box from cable company. Does anyone have info on purchasing retail set top box that has cable card capability? Will likely need one with ir blaster to change station on Tivo. I have reviewed Samsung GX-sm530cf but it does not have ir blaster or rca output cables to input into Tivo.

Thank you for any advice.

P.S. Pioneer Tivo is 11 years old with original hard drive.

Deleting Recorded Shows Just After Viewing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 09:14
Noob question here:
As a new owner of a Roamio, one of the little tiny nit picking things I'm experiencing is when I'm done watching a recorded show, the deleting process is a bit tedious. Is there a faster way then hitting the Back key and going in the resulting menu?
Other than that, so far its a great experience compared to the Cox/Scientific Atlanta DVR nightmare...

Thanks, Scott

Tivo to go back forgets PC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:39
Just recently (Feb2014) my Series3 has had problems finding my video shares on my PC. Upon a fresh reboot of the TiVo, it sees my shared folder on the PC just fine, but sometime after it 'forgets' that the "Tom-PC" device is available. It doesn't show up at the bottom of the now playing list, and when I look for the server in the other menu, the Tivo says that the server at that IP address is no longer available.
Rebooting the PC and/or the Tivo Desktop server has no effect. A reboot of the Tivo solves things temporarily, as does unplugging and reseating the cable from the Tivo wifi-N dongle.
Anyone experiencing similar problems, or have any ideas what might be wrong?
Thanks! Tom

Xfinity On Demand Coming To All Comcast TiVos

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 08:00

There wasn’t a whole lot of interesting news out of TiVo’s quarterly call for retail customers. Despite the holiday shopping season, bolstered by multimillion dollar radio and airport advertising campaigns in select markets, TiVo only managed to net 6,000 additional retail subscribers — keeping the count at 2004 levels. Having said that, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers indicates […]

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odd messages

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:29
We got a message in a black rectangle size box w/white letters stating I need to "connect to TiVo in 3 days" and something about the TiVo we have can no longer be used. Something along those lines.
What is going on?

RIP Jim Lange ("The Dating Game")

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 07:16
Passed on Tuesday at age 81. He hosted "Dating" through the '60s and 70s; people of my vintage may remember him from two short-lived '80s shows that were rerun a ton on USA Network, "Bullseye" and "The New $100,000 Name That Tune".

Also had a cameo as himself on the "Amazing Stories" ep "Remote Control Man."

How many iPads can stream off 1 roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 06:42
How many iPads can stream off 1 roamio?

Can both my wife and I stream at the same time?


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Tivo Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:51
Tivo Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2014

-- Record full year Service & Technology revenues, Net Income, and Adjusted AEBITDA in Fiscal Year 2014

-- Continued acceleration in MSO additions; record 313,000 cable MSO subscriptions added in the fourth quarter

-- Positive TiVo-Owned quarterly net additions for first time in six years; driven by 41% year-over-year growth in TiVo-Owned gross additions and lowest absolute churn in almost eight years

-- Total Tivo Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended January 31, 2014 TiVo subscriptions now at approximately 4.2 million, up 34% year-over-year

-- Comcast plans to expand our successful integration of Xfinity On Demand to their entire footprint

-- Record Service & Technology revenues of $84.0 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 28% year over-year

-- Fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $19.6 million, exceeding guidance

-- Fourth quarter Net Income was $710,000; which included a $4.8 million non-cash charge

-- Acquired Digitalsmiths, further accelerating TiVo's evolution to a device and user interface independent cloud-base Software-as-a-Service, yielding a significant market opportunity for TiVo

-- Announced increase of $100 million to stock repurchase authorization; Intent to repurchase $100 million in first quarter Fiscal Year 2015 in addition to the $20 million repurchased during the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 2014

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tiv...k=MW_news_stmp

Selling used Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:34
I recently got a good deal on a large packaged deal for a several used TiVo's, which part of the packaged included a Stream which I have already successfully put on my account and I plan to sell several of the rest locally. Should I activate them on my account to assure they have no past due balances and that they are not active on any other account or can I just call Tivo to verify such?

Tivo already told me that I can activate a used Tivo on my account and if I cancel it before 30 days are up, they will refund the first month fees. I have never sold used Tivo before and just want to be sure any potential buyer have no issue with them. I don't want to sell a Tivo and the buyer find out they can't activate it.

Can any Tivo sellers out there have any comments on what you do, how receptive is Tivo customer service in replying to such inquires? Just curious.....

Survivor - Braun, Beauty, Brains - Season Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 21:16
Wow. The brains are gonna dwindle quickly. While I get "why" they did the moves they did, they are gonna backfire in the long run imo.

New Tivo and Roamio user

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:21
I've seen a few new user threads so I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring - hope I'm not breaking any protocols. Anyway, I've found answers to most of my questions, but more generally, it sounds like when signing up for service you can choose between monthly and lifetime.

My question is can you switch from monthly over to a lifetime later on if you want? I'm a cord cutter, going to OTA only, and I want to try it out for awhile first. But I'm pretty sure I'll like it and want to get a lifetime. Just wondering if that's allowed?

Also, I'm not sure if there's an active code for lifetime out there that works right now, but if there is does it make a difference if you try to use it as a new customer versus an existing one switching to lifetime?

Thank you.

Cheap Western Digital 2Tb green drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:05
Visted my local Staples today, picked up two 2tb Western Digital My Book Essential external drives for $71 each. According to what I can find online they have They have WD green 64mb cache drives in them, I believe the drive model is WD20EARS but I haven't torn mine apart yet as I'm using them for their intended purpose as external drives to do PC data backup.

$71 appears to good esp considering you are getting a USB 3.0 external drive interface, note that the shelf price was higher and it wasn't until they pulled the drive from the back room, brought to the cash register and scanned it did it ring up at $71. This might be a fluke as I can't find this listed on Staples website for this cheap. I wasn't using any discount card or anything, I was tempted to buy the 3tb external but 2tb was all I need right now.

Btw they also have 4tb drives but they may not have WD drives in them, the 3tb versions are reported to have WD drives.

Note, the external drive has WD encryption, it may need to be low level formatted before using in your Tivo esp if you use it externally first, per online reports it appears no one can access data after installing it in their normal desktop PC using SATA.

Why is Tivo.com so slow?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:57
Every time I try to log in to Tivo.com to view my account, find shows, etc. the site is terribly SLOW. I'm on a high-speed connection and just tried to log in - 5 minutes so far and still not logged in.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember, so much so that I rarely even bother to go to the site any more as it is worthless.

NO excuse with technology today that Tivo cannot upgrade to faster servers or FIX these issues!!

Glad to have 6 tuners in 1 box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:04
Tonight I see that my Roamio Pro will be using all tuners to record 6 intentional shows at once (no padding in the picture). Previously with such busy recording nights I would have to do juggle things around between 2 or 3 TiVos to get rid of conflicts. It's so nice now not to have to worry about it anymore. I'm sure the day will come when there will be 7 recordings at a time in which case I can employ my series 4 units if needed, but so far I haven't reached that point.

TWC customer moving to Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 18:02
I currently have 2 Premiere's each with a TWC cable card and tuning adapter. I'm replacing them with a Roamio and a mini. I'm curious what my best bet is for moving the cable card. Should I put it in the Roamio, run the guided setup and then call TWC support?

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