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just realized only 2 tuners on my tuning adapter... how to use all 4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:42
i kept wondering why the whole 4 tuner thing would not work, then i got a message saying my tuning adapter only supports 2..

is there a way to fix this.. or an adapter i can buy and give time warner back theirs?


Fios Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 14:08
I don't think I've seen this question in my search on the site so forgive me if it's been answered before.

I bought an xl4 and will be going to verizon to pick up a cable card this week. but after some google'ing I came across a verizon fios page that says this.

Is TiVo compatible with FiOS TV?

TiVo® is compatible with FiOS TV. You can use a Set-Top Box or a CableCard for your TiVo device.

With a Set-Top Box you receive all the FiOS TV features.

If you use a CableCard, certain Interactive Media Guide, Widget, and VOD services will not be accessible.

I know I can use a cable card, but what do they mean by "use a set top box"?

this is the first thread I have started on here so take it easy on me :)
was a long time series 2 user and just recently found out I can use a Tivo box for Fios so I got a xl4 for my man cave (my wife calls it my office).



TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 13:44
Is there a "preference" one over the other for a 2TB upgrade for a P4 746320? This is for a NIB machine that is still sealed and was purchased in maybe 2010.

Selling TiVo's rather than codes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:57
So a number of people have asked about selling discounted boxes rather than codes, but given the way eBay charges it doesn't stack up. I want to consider other methods and would like some feedback.

Right now the financials of selling a code rather than a physical unit are as follows

- TiVo Roamio Pro with Lifetime sells direct for $1099.98
- with a code it sells for $699.99 - a saving of $500
- loyalty codes have offered it for $899.99 so saving of $200

So conservatively, someone buying a code may only want to spend $100 i.e. splitting the difference with the code seller. Others may prefer to buy the box as it is considered less risky, but they would want it for $799.99 i.e. the net cost of buying the code and doing it themselves. The problem is a seller can't make the same net profit when selling a box for $799.99 the way eBay and Paypal are structured. The calculations are as follows

+$799.99 - eBay price for Roamio Pro and Lifetime
-$79.99 - eBay's 10%
-$699.99 - cost of buying the roamio from TiVo
-$23.50 - PayPal fee of 2.9% + $0.30

Net = $-3.49 i.e. a loss not to mention the up to 21 day wait for payment clearance on PayPal and having to use your own funds to buy the TiVo directly.

The only way this could work was if we avoided eBay completely and setup a separate store front. In order to link the account correctly on TiVo's site ideally the buyer's credit card details would have to sent across (which I know would not fly) or a prepaid card would have to be purchased with the cleared paypal funds.

In all selling boxes rather than codes could be done, but there would have to be sufficient interest and trust for a store outside of eBay to be set up.


TiVo’s Annual Report: Super Bowl XLVIII Top Commercials and Moments

TiVo Blog - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:54
TiVo has been tracking and releasing its unique Super Bowl data for over a decade. Today, TRA released the top most engaging Super Bowl commercials, promotions and game top moments for Super Bowl XLVIII. TiVo Research is the only audience research service using second-by-second to rank top Super Bowl spots based on actual commercial retention relative to overall program viewership. Also interesting to note, is the fact that for the fourth year in a row, TiVo found viewership for the half time show exceeding that of the overall game. And Continue Reading

Simple TV Dual Tuner First Impressions

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:37

Bringing tech to the corn fields of the Midwest, gadgeteer and cat lover Adam Miarka contributes to Zatz Not Funny when the overlord allows. When not on ZNF, Adam posts pictures to http://www.adammiarka.com and harasses the public from @adammiarka on Twitter. Background Being a Kickstarter for the first generation Simple TV, I’ve always been interested in technologies that [...]

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Secrets Come Out on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – 2 Broke Girls – CBS 8:30PM ET  Deke’s wealthy? This new truth throws Max for a loop and she decides it’s time to end their relationship.       TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET  Nick runs into his ex, and Jess – true to form – encourages him to be friends with her. Her tactic is to bring her own ex into the picture and introduce him to Nick. The end result can only be priceless. Meanwhile, Coach uses a loft to impress his date; the problem is Continue Reading

Shameless "Strangers on a Train" 2/2/14 **SPOILERS**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:50
Gallagher = self-destruction!!!

First off that scene on the train was something else! And the look on that older lady back at Fiona was priceless!

In the early seasons I wasn't too crazy about Carl's character, but he really didn't do all that much. Now he's a little older and is extremely loyal to Frank. When he jumped off the ladder with all those weights to break Frank's leg I cringed!!!

Lip is a very smart person, but has very poor impulse control. Again no surprise since he's still a Gallagher!! But at least at the end he wangles out a re-test.

In the preview:

Spoiler: I'll bet you that Lip starts getting things together and then the Army MPs come for him since Ian was using his name and ID and probably got in trouble or went AWOL.

So far this season is proving very entertaining!!!


Best Super Bowl Ads Of 2014

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:33

Although neither the Super Bowl 48 match-up nor the 2014 crop of ads lived up to expectations, according to TiVo quite a few remained tuned in until the bitter end – with 3 of the top 5 most “engaging” commercials airing during the 4th quarter. Of course, there were the bizarre, the the boring, and [...]

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Plug Chromecast into Roamio (basic)?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:04
I am in the process of cutting the cable (actually satellite) and going to OTA signals. I have a Chromecast which works fine plugged into the TV. I am thinking about getting a Roamio so I can record the OTA signals to watch later. I know that I will be able to record Hulu+, etc shows on the Roamio, but wonder about things from the net that the Roamio does not support with an app.

If I plug the Chromecast into the Roamio will I be able to record signals from the Chromecast? For example, I can watch Fox Sports Go on my tablet now, and would like to be able to send it to the Chromecast, then record it on the Roamio for later viewing.

I scheduled a recording online, received confirmation(!), but it wasn't scheduled ???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:54
Hi - I have a TiVoHD DVR on a wired network. Signal strength is fine (99/100). I'm on FiOS, and never any network issues (we run a business at home so would notice if network was down).

On 1/30 (2 days before the event) I used the web interface to schedule a recording of the superbowl. I received the two Emails (request received, recording confirmed), but in fact nothing was ever scheduled on my TiVo. At 6:40 on Sunday, neither tuner was recording, and nothing was mentioned in the ToDo list or recording history, and there was nothing in the Messages list. In the previous week I had scheduled 2 other recordings in the same manner successfully (i.e., they WE'RE on the Todo list and there WAS a message).

I contacted TiVo by chat, and all they could do is scratch their head, and suggest that if I tried it again and it worked, then it was fixed. Oddly, they had no way (or no interest in) tracing the request through their servers.

Point is, if you can't trust the confirmation Email, what good is the online interface?

I was wondering if others had experienced this - or if there was a resolution/workaround?


TV input button on remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:53
On my Samsung TVs, the input button scrolls you through a transparent menu and you have to hit a seperate select button to clear the menu. With the Roamio remote, the input button scrolls me through the input options fine, but I can not find any button to clear the menu. It takes over a minute for the menu to finally clear on it's own, and it's annoying. I now have to keep my TV remote next to the TiVo remote, but I would really like to use only one remote.

Any options with the current remote, or is the Slide Pro Remote with more learning buttons an option?

S1 hacks in Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:46
When I noticed the % hardrive space indicator on the Roamio main screen, I remember how excited I was when I loaded that hack on my Series 1. It made me think about how many of those S1 hacks are now standard in the TiVo software. I don't know if TiVo listened to the hackers, or if it was a natural progression of increased functionaility.

I still do miss the days of hacking though. That was so much fun!

Can a mini push internet out to other devices?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:43
I know you can hook other devices to the ethernet port of a roamio (connected via moca) to give them access to your network.

Is the same true for a tivo mini?

channels not tuning in

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 08:34
I was having random channel tuning issues with a Series 3 HD unit (model #TCD652160) in a basement bedroom. I tried another identical Series 3 unit in this room and had the same problem. I called Comcast to have the cable card repaired (both units), but still had the issues. Since they are older Series 3s, I thought it was the TiVos themselves and even at one point thought it was the cable card firmware.

I saw some post here about cable card firmware and how getting the firmware updated fixed the problem, but these were issues mainly in FL & I am in GA. I called and tried to get Comcast to "upgrade" the firmware, but they told me this was not available for me & their engineers said it wasn't the problem.

Recently, I got a discounted 2-tuner Premiere and stuck it in this bedroom instead thinking these random tuning issues would go away. Nope and still had them. Another thing too is the old Series 3 TiVos were moved to the basement rec room and work fine on another outlet so it made me then think there is an issue with that room and its outlet.

The only thing I can think of is there is a Comcast installed amplifier in this room that is needed for the entire house and our Comcast internet. Its the only factor that is different from the other 4 perfectly working TiVos (Series 3 and 4s). Here is a picture of the Comcast installed amplifier.

As you can see from the pics, one coax end goes to the TiVo Premiere in that room. The other end of the splitter then essentially goes back outside to the Comcast coax distributor for the other TiVos (and is amplified this way)

Does this sound like its probably the issue? If so, I have to figure out where Comcast can maybe install this AND not affect other TiVos in my house (currently 3 other live TiVo outlets)

Superbowl Advertising On Twitter: It’s All Gibberish

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 07:40

sfjihskhjrgvkhjfdl rdgfhkggkjgd34t09ut5hgrkjgqt304-4trg — Budweiser (@Budweiser) January 31, 2014 In an industry where any publicity trumps questionable publicity, several brands have leveraged Twitter to draw attention to themselves via apparent mistakes. It’s a low risk, high reward approach that got going last summer when Chipotle faked a Twitter hack. The costs of sending a tweet, versus [...]

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Tivo Plus with Plex!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 07:32
So how would Plex fit into the TivoDesktop software? A re-write obviously, we would no longer allow you to send video taking valuable space but would Stream not only Video but the entire Plex package (Photos, Videos and Music), also assuming we were granted full access it would also open the channels live as well. How much would this new enhanced Tivo add-on costs? For the value it would bring to both sides, I'm sure a compromise would be made, for a first time would cause a overwhelming desire to own.For what little research that would need to be done to make the conversion possible, Tivo would save millions in R&D plus they would gather a huge fanbase of support like never before.

Before we had the upgrade there was no way of hope in seeing such a day as close as now. I'll be honest nobody thought we could get this close to a timeline.

We are still missing a few apps to come at a later point.
*Plex* (No Longer necessary if we have Tivo Plus with Plex!) :rolleyes:
Amazon Prime
iHeart Radio
RedBOX Instant
Shoutcast Radio

Sherlock series 3, better or worse than series 1 and 2 ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 04:58
I'm not enjoying series 3 of Sherlock as much as series 1 and 2. The episodes seemed more confusing in spots, and more jerky/jumping around in their presentation.

I like where the characters arrived at, but didn't enjoy watching the journey. I know this is vague, and may not make much sense, but I can't quite put it into words.

If I remember correctly, even the wedding episode (which I liked) had something off-putting in its makeup, something I don't remember from episodes in series 1 or 2.

What's the opinion of the Sherlock fans here?

Help me understand how tuners are used

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 01:24
When I click info and go to the tuners list I see that all of them are tuned to different channels. Besides the one I am viewing and any recordings I scheduled why are the remaining tuners in use? They seem to be tuned to random stations. Does the TiVo require all tuners to always be tuned to something? This really confuses me.

FS: 1 2-Tuner Premiere & 1 TiVo HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 22:44
Hey guys. Recently upgraded my setup at home to a new 6 tuner Roamio and a mini. As such, I have the following units available:

1 dual tuner Premiere with remote and power cord and lifetime service
1 TiVo HD (whatever the smallest capacity was, honestly don't remember) with power cord and remote and lifetime service.

Make me an offer. I have no idea what these are going for on eBay, but I'd like to avoid going to eBay if possible.


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