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Moca transfer speeds...... how do you know what you are getting?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:30
I finally got moca up and going at my residence.

Right now, I am transferring shows between a Tivo Premiere and a Roamio over a Moca connection.

I am curious to see what the transfer speed is. How can I find out?



Can you directly swap a hard drive between Roamios?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:00
I installed a 3 TB drive in my brand new Roamio before finding it had a hardware issue (both the red and blue circles light up every time I record.)

When the replacement unit arrives, if I just swap the drive into the new unit, will my programs, season passes, etc. be retained, or do I need to start from zero again?

Really, the only thing changing will be the unit ID, but I'm asking whether the programs/settings are somehow associated in a way that would confuse the new unit.

Why are there any discrepancies in scheduling

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:16
Why is there a section for scheduling changes?

I am a potential new customer and if there is one thing that frustrates me more it's inaccurate scheduling data. If a program wants to be seen the company that produces the show or the network that airs it needs to provide accurate up to date info and if i will be paying a fee to tivo for this data then they should be catching inaccurate data so it becomes seamless to it's customers that PAY for this information.

It is beyond me why some networks advertise new episodes but when you look at "first aired on" data it shows a date in the past so if you are only recording new shows it won't record. Someone should be notifying these networks of this issue. It may very well have aired on that date in another country but not here. The Velocity channel is notorious for this because of so many BBC shows but there are others.

I am also surprised that no one has come up with a way to automatically adjust the start of scheduled recorded program that follows a "LIVE" event ESPN does this to NHRA almost every time.

I have directv currently and they could care less when i bring it to their attention and try getting a hold of a network or producer of a show which is very odd because their success is based on viewership. I won 't even get started on why networks playback a season out of order or the provider lists them on demand out of order

Auto deleting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:09
Hope I'm in the right place. I have a Tivo premiere and have had the Tivo service over 10 years. I've spent hours with Tivo support and they have no answers (they keep saying they are looking into it). Wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue.

About three weeks ago most of my recordings just automatically deleted themselves. I checked the history and it says the items are being deleted because of space needed. But the machine says I only used 20%. I deleted everything on the Tivo and removed all future recordings then recorded some items again and they were auto deleted (again saying because of needed space. There are no season recordings.

I re-booted, checked signals, cleaned everything out and still I have this issue. very frustrating.

Any ideas or suggestions.

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?


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.


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.


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