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Roamio and Time Warner Austin - found my deal breaker

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 10:42
I was so close to pulling the trigger on purchasing a Roamio and connecting Time Warner Cable. I did a good amount of research on the equipment, service, cost against my current satellite programming, etc., then...
I looked closely at Time Warner Austin's digital cable line up and saw a lot of the little icons next to about 10 of the channels I really like (Military channel, OWN, BIO, LOGO, cloo, SOAPNet, etc.)
Contacted them and they confirmed that these channels won't work with a cable card setup so it looks like I won't be able to give up that many channels I regularly watch.

Arrrrgh. I'm glad I did a double take.


This sux.

FS: 2 Tuner Premiere with Lifetime Service, Wireless N adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 09:59
Since my upgrade to a Roamio Plus & Mini, I am now ready to sell the following:

a. 2 tuner Tivo Premiere with lifetime (Used model TCD746320 with 45h HD storage capacity, includes remote and power cable)

b. TiVo Wireless N adapter (Used, includes power cable and ethernet adapter)

Please post here or send me a PM with offers. Thanks for your time!

Music and Photos on a Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 09:28
Do Music and Photos from the TiVo Desktop app work on a Mini?

In System Info on the Mini, TiVo to Go shows as i,i,i,a. On the Roamio it's a,a,a,a.

Roamio remote communication issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 09:06
I am a long time TiVo customer and recently replaced a forever troubled TiVo Premiere with a Roamio Plus. The unit sits in an A/V cabinet directly below (in lower level of home) our living room. With the TiVo Premiere we used a TiVo (Next Generation) Remote Extender to allow the remote to communicate with the TiVo unit. The signal is required to travel through carpet, 3/4" plywood subfloor and 5/8" sheetrock on the ceiling of the basement room where the TiVo unit is connected to my network. The distance from the unit to the remote is never more than 25 feet.

The previous remote extender worked flawlessly, but the new TiVo remote with the Roamio is hit or miss. At times I can perform a function on the remote and the signal is sent with an amber confirmation light on the remote. At these times I can repeatedly continue to depress the same remote button and most of the time the remote will continue to communicate with the Roamio unit. If I move to a different remote command like changing from scrolling down through channels in "Guide" to reverse to scrolling up the remote will work intermittently. At these times when the remote does not communicate the remote light will change to a red signal color.

Originally I thought my issue may be directly related to my distance from the Roamio unit because I was sitting in a location which is approximately 15 feet above and away from the Roamio. When I moved to a location only 20 feet from the unit, the frequency of the problem increased. I then moved to a position directly above the Roamio unit and initially the remote communicated 100% with the Roamio unit, but after only a short time returned to the intermittent communication described earlier. Distance does seem to have some effect, but the fact that remote does have issues regardless of the distance perplexes me. I moved to the room where the TiVo Roamio is positioned, blocked the IR path where only RF signals would communicate between the remote and Roamio, and cycled through several commands from a distance of 10 feet. In this scenario the remote had less “failures” but still had issues where the light on the remote would flash red (instead of amber) and once this would happen would continue to struggle to pair with the Roamio unit.

I have called TiVo Support on multiple occasions without success. I have repeatedly reset the remote to factory settings at the direction of the support reps without success. I have read several posts within tivocommunity.com and see that this has been a fairly common issue with other TiVo customers. I tried to use the TiVo (Next Generation) remote extender with the Roamio Plus but have not been able to get it to work with the Roamio Plus remote. I checked and the Roamio is running Software Ver. 20.3.7.1a-USA-6-848 which I believe is the newest update. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Might re-connect cable. Q on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:55
I cut cable a few months ago and I am pretty happy with that choice. However my wife is still not satisfied and wants it back. I am considering doing this as a big xmas present this year.

My question is external streaming to the TiVo. I have ripped my DVD/Br collection to mkv and would want one or more TiVos to be able to index and read off an external source and stream the content. Is this a possibility yet?

I miss my TiVo - DirecTV hardware is meh...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:29
So I've looked around the forums and it seems all of the posts regarding DirecTV and TiVo are at least two years (if not more) old.

TiVo has focused on cable companies and making sure they can use cable cards to receive and decrypt programming. What about satellite providers that don't use cable cards? I moved over to DirecTV recently and got the Genie multi-room DVR since it was specially offered and had better functions than the TiVo that is offered with Direc...

So, why is the TiVo that is offered with DirecTV so far behind the Genie as far as hardware is concerned? The new TiVo Roamio seems to match (or beat) the Genie and the Hopper (for the Dish people)... but I can't get it for my satellite service. What's up with that? TiVo and DirecTV teamed up for the second time several years ago, but it also looks like they haven't updated their hardware since then either. Is their partnership fading, or non-existent?

My old cable provider is no where near the quality or programming choices of DirecTV - that's why I switched... Where DirecTV fails is it's DVR. The Genie SOFTWARE is no where near the quality of TiVo's software. The suggestions are a joke, the fast forward and rewind is skippy and not smooth. The way it fails when reading a bad sector on the hard drive is horrible. The recording season passes is not in any way logical or elegant. This is a great opportunity to kill the Genie that TiVo is missing.

I want my TiVo back, but I want to keep the DirecTV service - having my cake and eating it too would be nice...

I miss my TiVo, but don't want to give up my better quality programming.

PLEASE TiVo - make the newer models available to satellite consumers as well!! You could kill the satellite provider hardware hands down...

Mini + Roamio w/ethernet; Mini loses connection on recording show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:26
A week or two ago I bought a Roamio and Mini. I have them both wired with Ethernet. I'm experiencing this problem:

I'm on the Mini watching a show being recorded by the Roamio. Before the end of the show, the Mini loses connection. I get the alert, I press reconnect or whatever the option is, navigate back to the show, and restart and finish without any other problems.

This only seems to be happening on shows that are still being recorded. Is this a known problem?

HIMYM - Platonish, OAD 11/11/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:17
Another good episode, I thought. Gives a good explanation to all the recent comments about why Barney "changed".

It was also good to see Marshall (Jason Segel) back with the cast.

Roamio Pro - New in Box - $500 shipped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:15
I bought one more Roamio Pro than I ended up needing. It's past the return window, so I'm selling the extra. It's brand new and still sealed in the original box. $500 shipped to the lower 48.

Lock a recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 04:37
I like the "keep until I delete" feature, but it would be nice to lock a recording so it wouldn't be deleted during a group delete. A locked recording could only be deleted after it was unlocked.

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Convert .Tivo to mp4 with kmttg?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 03:49
Can I use kmttg to convert .Tivo to mp4?

Thank you

Help With Premiere 4 Signal Issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 22:23
Hello, hoping someone can help me with this as I seem to be stuck in Purgatory between the mercy of TiVo and Mediacom...

Yesterday (Sunday 11/10) as of about noon my time, I was watching TV on my Premiere 4 when all of a sudden, the picture went black and got the message "Searching for a signal on this channel (V52)..." I rebooted my TiVo with no success and tried to re-seat the CableCARD. I ruled out the cable run to that outlet by directly connecting the coax directly to my TV as well as trying my working Premiere AND my Mediacom-supplied digital box in which all of that worked great... So it's not a cable/line issue... I'm using Moca and I can still use Youtube, Netflix, etc so my coax is connected as properly as I can check it!

I called up TiVo support Sunday and went through their troubleshooting, in which they blamed it on the CableCARD. I then took my working CableCARD in my premiere, inserted it in the non-working Premiere 4 and had Mediacom pair it to the P4 - no success, I paired it back to my working premiere and it came right back. Today (Monday 11/11) I swapped CableCARDS and contacted Mediacom to pair it to my Premiere 4 - lo and behold, the problem still persists. I also tried this on other known working outlets in my house... Not using any surge protectors and plugged directly to the outlet, etc...

I checked the DVR Diagnostics on my TiVo and I'm getting 0dB SNR with no signal lock or program lock on all four tuners and the modulation is steadily switching between QAM 64 and 256 (which is odd since the Premiere 4 doesn't have an analog tuner)... The OOB is getting an SNR of 23dB with a positive signal lock and a VCT ID of 124.

The Conditional Access menu is showing just 4 lines of information with Con: Yes EBCP: Yes Val: V 0x00. TiVo is saying the CableCARD is the culrpit. We did the 3-way call with Mediacom and they state that everything is looking in order there and sent hits and pairing signals multiple times... And again, 3 different CableCARDs (and at least 1 known working card) and I'm getting the same info to show for each one (and the working card was successfully re-paired right away with my known working TiVo). After talking with TiVo support again today for over an hour, they are blaming Mediacom and the Card again...

Sorry this is a long synopsis but I'm at my wits end. I've had this Premiere 4 since March and as of right now, it is a very expensive paperweight. TiVo wants me to try yet another card while I don't believe it's a card issue... I believe it's a hardware issue somewhere. I just want it to work and right now, I'm just getting shuttled back and forth.

Anyone have any advice or suggestions before I'm driven to drink? LOL

Thank you!

Divorce Not Going Well

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 21:37
Good evening folks,

So... after buying a new TiVo Roamio and moving my TiVo (S3) HD to my office, I decided that I didn't need the extender anymore - it was just sucking needless power and giving me storage space I didn't need.

So I read up on what to do to disconnect an external drive. Followed the instructions, unplug TiVo, unplug external drive, plug in TiVo, when prompted, clear, thumbs down three times, hit enter, and all should be right in the world.

Except that after I did that, the TiVo would "process" my command, reboot, and bring me back to that screen of "hey, we don't see that external drive" screen. Do that thumbs down thingy again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Alright, so my TiVo is having separation issues. So you know what, it's not worth the headache, I'll plug the external drive back in.

Yeah... that made my TiVo angry. Now it reboots, "Welcome! Powering up..." then "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." and then GSOD - Serious problems, TiVo will try to fix it and it may take 3 hours. It reboots only a few seconds after the GSOD, back to "Welcome! Powering Up..."

This has been cycling for a while.


Did I just kill a perfectly fine TiVo?


I'm handy when it comes to computers - I fix them for a living. But thumbing through the 52 pages of some posts on the forum made my eyes blurry and searching just kinds brought me back to those posts.

I don't mind a project to make this work again, and I don't care about the programs - obviously since I was divorcing the drive and knew that was going to clear most of the programs on it.

Any direction is greatly appreciated... Thank you.

Tivo Stream vs. Slingbox 350 out of home video quality

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 20:45
Tivo Stream vs. Slingbox 350 out of home video quality

Which has better video quality on a comparable LTE connection?

Please comment.

New computer build

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 20:17
Gonna build a new computer, as my old one is about 4 years old....

Here is what I am thinking of.... (drum roll)


Cooler Master HAF932 case

Intel i7-4770K CPU

Asus Z87 Pro Motherboard

Crucial Ballistix memory 16GB

Samsung 840 Pro SSD

Western Digital 2TB HDD for data

Corsair Hydro H90 CPU cooler

Ultra internal card reader

running Windows 7

Will be used for video editing, high end games, etc....

Any comments on any of my choices.... ?

I'm open to suggestions

Thanks
Shelly

Lost all TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 19:09
So, my Cable service, Service Electric Cable TV, decide to encrypt my entire service and go entirely digital. Now I have no signal on my TiVo with a CableCARD. I spent over an hour with 2 people troubleshooting this and still nothing. They tell me that there is a problem with some TiVo’s and cards not working and they are working with TiVo to fix this. Any help here? My TiVo is a Premiere Series 4 2-Tuner model.

Full titles

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 19:00
It would be great to see full titles of the programs on the menu.

TiVo Premiere Lifetime Manual Recording $60

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/11/2013 - 18:41
Is anyone interested in buying a used Premiere that has an account status that stays on "in good standing" even though it has no TiVo service? It has old software that supposedly allows this. I cannot guarantee how long it will continue to work this way, but it appears to be permanent. If it is connected to the internet, the software will be updated, and this functionally will no longer work unless you purchase TiVo service. I have not modified the hardware or software in any way. It is functioning the way the programmer made it.

The bad side effects that I am aware of caused by using a Premiere with no internet connection in this way:
The clock is wrong, and it continues to drift.
A nag message pops up on the screen occasionally stating guide data has run out or there is no service.
The channels numbers will not match your channels unless you live in or near West Palm Beach, Florida and have Comcast. Even if you live near WPB, some channel numbers have and will change.

The hard drive size is the standard small size with two tuners. The model is TCD746320. The manufacturer date is July 31 2010. Only the TiVo, power cord and remote are included.

I am selling it because I decided to use a HTPC. It can be seen in the video shown here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...=504978&page=2

$60 Local pickup in West Palm Beach, Florida, or $80 with shipping to United States contiguous 48 states.

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