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Tivo wanting a new home...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:50
Hi all,

It is with great sadness that I must at long last let my beloved Tivo go. Free to a good home if you promise to look after and care for it.

I kept it going for many years with its lifetime subscription before a certain corporation switched it off for me. :(

It worked when last powered on and was at one point successfully subscribed to altepg.

It comes with:
  • an 80GB hard drive
  • CacheCard
  • 512MB RAM
  • Original and replacement remote

I also have both original drives, though one of them is in Birmingham, so you would need to wait until I next visited my parents if you *really* wanted it.

Collection from Leicester or can post 1st class recorded if you'll pay the shipping by paypal. I'd love it to have a good new home rather than watch it be neglected and gather dust...

Fast forward???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:49
Just went from directv to Comcast to give it a try. I was a directv customer for 15 years. On demand is great buy with my comcast X1 I can't fast forward in the on demand content. Will a Romeo allow me to do this? What about pause and slowmo?

3 MoCA questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:02
Quick setup background: I have a Roamio Pro I just bought hooked up via Ethernet and a Premier XL (not '4') upstairs currently on WiFi that I was to move to MoCa to support streaming. I also have FiOS internet (and tv).

1) Is the TiVo MoCA Adapter really a TiVo product or do they just resell another brand? I ask because I can't find "TiVo MoCA adapter" on Amazon or other major electronic websites. And when I look at the picture on the TiVo store, and squint real hard, I think I can see it saying "ActionTec". If TiVo is reselling ActionTec or something, what model is it?

2) I have FiOS, so I'm thinking of using my FiOS ActionTec router to manage the MoCA network directly rather than using the Roamio as a bridge. That seems slightly better, because if the Roamio is ever rebooting or otherwise has issues, the Premier in unaffected.

However, I can't find instructions on how to turn on the MoCA LAN on my FiOS router. That seems strange. Is that because it's just always on?? Or otherwise can someone point me to instructions on how to activate it? When I go into my router's setup, find my Network (Home/Office), click Settings, the Coax connection has a checkmate but is labeled 'down'. Is this just because it has no devices to talk to? Otherwise how do I activate it??

3) Security - okay, so I get that since I have FiOS in a single family home, I don't have much of an issue here. But is there a reason not to activate encryption anyway? Just out of paranoia in case someone breaks into my garage? ;) Is there any issue doing it with my setup? Does it matter if I have MoCA from the ActionTec or from the Roamio as a bridge?

LogMeIn Ignition Owners Granted Indefinite Amnesty

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 08:50

While it’s not clear if we collectively misunderstood LogMeIn’s original outreach or if the company has backpedaled amidst negative feedback from those of us who purchased their $30 Ignition app for remote access. As the story goes, LogMeIn abruptly dispensed with a Freemium model, However, Ignition app owners were granted a complimentary 6 months of [...]

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Home theater, hdtv, hopper and tivo setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 08:41
We just got an RCA Home Theater system, nothing fancy, but of course, I need a class to set it up with everything else. I have an lg hdtv, a hopper and a premier that have been hooked up together just fine. If I want to watch the tivo (which I only use for digital local channels and netflix), I just switch the input.
I believe I have the tv and hopper directly connected via hdmi and then the tivo also connected to the tv via hdmi.

I connected the home theater to the tv via hdmi but the sound only comes through one speaker. I'm not sure what my next step is.

Error 1327 Invalid Drive solution

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 07:11
I have used Desktop Plus and TTG successfully for several years on my WinXP box. I keep my video files on an external drive which may have been the source of the error. I just set up a new Win8.1 box and upon trying to install Desktop Plus, I get the error. Tivo CS is only aware that there are problems with the program when uised with Win8. They tried to troubleshoot but ultimately told me to reach out to MS. (yeah, right).
I found a couple of posts on the interweb. One person changed the drive letter of the target drive to what DTP was looking for....installed DTP and then changed the drive letter back. That did not work for me so I followed another suggestion which i will paste bellow. I want to point out that DTP only installed the second time that i tried to install it. Dunno why.
If you are migrating to Win8 you will need a patch file that Tivo tech will supply to you, Here is the registry method that i used.

>>Open regedit and look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software for any entries related to that program and delete them if found.

Now look under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and do the same.<<

Roamio Basic front panel blue circle always on when recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 02:23
Whenever my Roamio Basic is recording anything, both the red and blue front panel circles are lit up.

Perhaps a short in my front panel?

S2 with Xfinity DTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 22:29
In my old apartment, I was using a cable for from eBay based on a recommendation here to change channels on my Comcast DTA.

I moved into a new house today and Comcast gave me Xfinity DTAs and those wires don't seem to work. Is there any way to hook up my S2s with these new Xfinity DTAs?

TiVo survey prizes ... Have any of you ever won?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 22:25
Have any of you on the advisors panel ever won the prizes offered for taking the surveys?
I know winning is a long shot, but I do hope some folks here actually have won

Signal Strength Test won't display ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 21:28
I have a Premiere (2 tuner) and a (new) Roamio (4 tuner) that are both connected to Time Warner Cable via Cisco Tuning Adaptors. Both are working, displaying all the digital HD content and Premium content (Showtime) that I subscribe to from TWC. However, when I attempt to use the signal strength meter option on either the Premiere or the Roamio, I get a message saying there are no digital channels.

Specifically, I go to the Tivo Channels Settings menu, and select "Signal Strength - Cable". I am presented with a message stating: " Signal Strength is unavailable because your cable channel lineup has no digital channels." That's odd since the digital channels are all viewable?

Next, I navigated to the Tivo "Remote, CableCard, & Devices" menu option and selected "Cable Card Decoder". It shows "M Card Inserted" and then if I select "Test Channels", I am presented with a reply stating "No Channels Available."

I know for a fact that in the past, my Premier unit would display the signal strength for all my channels correctly. I haven't used that test feature recently, so not sure when it may have stopped working. When I got my new Roamio last month, and attempted to test signal strength on it, and failed as described above, I looked at the Premier and saw the same results (i.e., no digital channels and no channels available).

Since I can indeed see all my digital channels on both the Premier and the Roamio, why am I getting the erroneous messages on the "Test Channels" and "Signal Strength" tests? I'm perplexed! Thanks in advance!

TC Club Membership

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 18:50
I have email from last year on 2-26-13 that my club membership will soon expire, I guess I paid soon after, why did my club membership end today, 2-1-14? A 11 months later?

Series 2 6.4a image compatibility?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 18:45
It's been a couple of years since I had to restore a drive, and I know I used to know the answer to this one (old age I guess). Are the Series 2 DirecTiVo images all interchangeable at the 6.4a version now? I have an image from my HR10 that I'd like to use on my dad's RCA40.

Can anyone confirm this will work?

Thanks!

Advice for upgrading from series 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:43
I have a few series 2, two connected, one collecting dust. none have lifetime warranties.

One of the series 2 (an 80 hour, I believe) that is hooked up is really lagging when scrolling through the program guide.
It is getting slower and slower.
So, time to plan ahead.

I could just switch out the "spare" series 2 (or... LOL, the old original TiVo)and use it but TiVo has come out with so many different options I thought I"d ask for advice here as well as read through the forums.

I'm using my TiVo with Dish Network.
I would like to be able to stream amazon prime videos but that's not a must have. I would like to not break the bank as well :)

Is there a TiVo for "dummies" page that list all the different options
that are available now? I'm scrolling through the forum now looking for tips.
any advice is much appreciated.

Premiere Dead After Two Years

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:09
It took three long phone calls to convince Tech Support that my two-year old unit was in need of repair. And basically nothing worked right. The deal they offered to replace it sucks. I have to pay $248 plus tax and when I return the old unit I get $99 of that back. I can't upgrade to a newer model and keep the lifetime service. Tivo, you just cancelled out my brand loyalty.

Premiere support for RF remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:07
Does the Premier support the newer RF remote control? I noticed in the system info screen there was entry about the RF remote control, the remote that came with it is just a IR remote, isn't it?

I'm getting a Roamio next week and I understand they come with the newer IR/RF remotes and just curious as a RF remote would nice with my Premiere.

Thanks!

Retro TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:04
Is Retro going out of business? It is gone in Orlando replaced by live well, about only thing I watched was Offbeat Cinema but had some good shows.

Treat your customers better

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 16:01
$149 to replace a two-year old Premiere that failed is a lousy deal. I purchased to lifetime subscription so I can't give that up. I should at least be allowed to upgrade the unit and keep the subscription. Plus you want a $99 deposit until you get the unit returned. My 13 year old Bose system recently failed and they gave me a new system at about half price and trusted me to return the old unit. You should treat your long time customers more like Bose.

roamio and mini not on the same network?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 13:49
I just added a mini and use moca to connect it. I can connect to the tivo service, my internet connection test says working correctly. I can even see my shows in the list, but they all have red circles w/ slashes through them. I see the roamio icon at the top of my shows.

When I attempt to watch them, it says that my mini and the roamio aren't on the same network. I can't watch live tv either.

I have powered down all the boxes including, moca adapters and routers.

If anyone could shed some light on my problem, I'd really appreciate it.

Thank you

Most reliable and lowest-impact network setup for new Roamio + Mini + old Premier

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 12:26
I have a new Roamio Pro and Mini on the way. I am migrating from the basic Premiere, upgraded to 2TB.

I am looking to connect and configure things on my network in the most effective way, with an emphasis on reliability, of course, and nearly as important, not clogging up my main network.

My home network is configured with two wireless routers and a large gigabit switch distributing throughout the house. Specifically, I have an Asus RT-56U (running Padavan firmware) setup as the main router, with a D-LINK DGS-1016D gigabit switch feeding most of the wired connections in the house, and an Asus RT-N16 (running Tomato firmware) which sees minimal use, but gets somewhat better coverage with external antennas (all the hardware is in the basement). Finally, there is an Asus GX-D1081 gigabit switch with the main home theater.

Gigabit drops are available at all locations, and if desirable, I can use a straight dedicated run of coax from the Pro to the Mini without much trouble.

I understand that the Roamio Pro can behave as a MoCA bridge, and that the Mini can connect natively via MoCA as well.

My first question is whether that is the best way to go long-term with the Mini? Or am I better off sticking with the available ethernet?

My second question is how to connect the Premier, most likely short-term, to do the program transfer, with the least impact to my overall network performance? I don't think that MoCA is an option, unless I got a separate adapter.

Not being a network guru, the ideas that come to mind are segmenting the two routers, running separate subnets and/or VLANs, etc. I presume somebody has given more thought to things like this than I, and maybe tried multiple options.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Where is Tivo Desktop Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 11:44
I want to transfer all programming from an XL to new Roamio, then retire the XL. Tivo has instructions for accomplishing this task, one program at a time, which I guess would take ages. So I decided to try to transfer programming from the XL to my PC. I downloaded and installed Tivo Desktop 2.8.3. Even though Desktop AccessControl window shows my DVR "DVR-5686", I cannot see where any DVR programming is listed in Desktop.
If I run troubleshooting, here is what is generated:
General Information: TiVo Desktop 2.8.412.370 is installed for United States; Windows Firewall is on and is set up for use with TiVo Desktop.
TiVo Server: The following TiVo DVRs should be able view the content shared by TiVo Desktop. DVR-5686 748001190255686.
Perhaps I needed a license for Desktop Pro to display DVR programming. So I purchased a license. But I can't see where to enter the Pro license number! Tech Support tells me it's in the Help drop down menu, but I can't see it. One entry suggested using Regedit to insert the key. So I entered my key as ASCII text into: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TiVo\Desktop\PlusUpgradeLicenseKe y.
Still no happiness. Anyone got any suggestions how/where to enter Desktop Pro license key? Or any got any experience transferring programs between Tivo machines. WOW THEY MAKE THIS SOOOOO DIFFICULT.
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