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Sleepy Hollow Season 2 News - No spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:50
Noble promoted to series regular on Sleepy Hollow (and other news)...

Mac2TiVo fail - easiest way to get Divx AVI files to TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:28
Hi everyone -

Until now I haven't tried getting any .avi files encoded with Divx to my TiVo Elite, but it always worked with my dual-tuner S2 and Toast 10.

I just tried doing it for the first time to my Elite and Mac2TiVo wasn't working well so I bit the bullet and bought Toast 11 for the newer Mac2TiVo. Now, it actually runs on my Mac (OS 10.8.5), but I can't get it to properly transfer any .avi files.

The TiVo sees the shared folder and the file I want to transfer. I can start the transfer and the file shows up in My Shows with a blue ring next to it, but the front of the TiVo never has the blue transfer light come on and it never seems to transfer anything.

I have tried rebooting the TiVo and restarting the server in Mac2TiVo with no joy.

Is there a way to get this setup working or should I look for a different solution? What would be another option to transfer files without first transcoding them or is transcoding the best option?


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Replace HD from 652160 with one from another 652160?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:38
I have a TiVo HD with lifetime service and symptoms of a failed hard drive (stuttering, temporary freezing, pixelation immediately before and after freezes and "Fail 7" result on kickstart 54 tests). I have a My DVR Expander but it checks out fine in the drive tests. I haven't opened it yet to see if the power supply has any damaged capacitors, but I'm assuming it's OK for now.

Question: I want to spend a minimum amount of money to repair the TiVo HD's hard drive. A local seller has a used one for $40 (including power cord, remote, and network adapter) which they say works without any problems. If I buy the used TiVo HD, could I just put its hard drive in my TiVo HD without reformatting hassles? I assume it would require unpairing the Expander and that I'd lose all the existing recorded content. I also realize this has some risk because I don't know how long the used drive would last, but a new drive is more than I want to pay at this point.

While I have the box open I would also check the power supply and replace caps as necessary. (Or if I have bad caps and I'm feeling lazy, maybe just put the ps from the used unit I buy into mine.)

Are there any other pitfalls I should beware of?

I STF and suspect this has been covered before but I didn't find it.

Tivo service for just watching recordings?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:03
I'm thinking about upgrading my Premiere which is almost full, to a Roamio. According to one Tivo CSR, play-back of my already recorded shows on the Premiere without continuing service on it, would be "limited" which won't allow Rewind or FF through commercials...I was told differently by a second call to another CSR.
I'd like to know if discontinuing service on the Premiere will allow me to play back my recordings without any limitations. Thanks.

Anyone have a TiVo Advisors code for the Roamio Upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:49
If you have a code you aren't going to use (today's the last day, I think), I would love to have it. Please PM me.

BTW - I am an advisor, but through some glitch many of us didn't get the offer.

Can you hide Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:43
I just upgraded to Roamio (yay me!) from a Series 3. On my S3, I could open the Netflix "app" and tell it to hide/remove the Netflix option from my Now Playing list. However, on my Roamio, there are a TON of these (Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, AOL On (whatever the heck that is), etcetera, and I haven't yet found a way to remove/hide these from showing up on my "My Shows." What's the trick to removing one or more of these?

Stream and CNBC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:03
I've read on Amazon that many cable shows can't be streamed to an IPAD. Is this true?

If that is true, is it universally true or kind of hit or miss? If someone knows specifically about CNBC I'd be interested in knowing.

Premimere XL4 Black Screen after watching recording...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 07:54
Have had this XL4 for about the last four or five months.

After watching a show recorded on TiVo I click on the TiVo button which is suppose to take me to the menu where you can view more recorded shows. However, more and more when I do this the entire screen except the top right hand corner showing 'live TV" is black.

I then have to click on "live TV" and then click on the TiVo button again for it to actually show up. And sometimes it's still black and I have to go through the process again.

It's not a big deal, although if it ends up doing it all the time it will get irritating. Right now I'd say it does it about 25% of the time.

My connect is through MoCA which has been great compared to the Wireless N, especially for the connected TiVo Mini.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Quick question about Moca setup on roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 07:52
After the guided setup on the Roamio is complete, it allows you to go into the settings and tell it to "use this Roamio as a moca bridge."

So my question is this....... after this step is completed, is it necessary to keep the ethernet cable connected in order to maintain the Moca network?

I am fairly sure that I already know the answer to that but I just want to confirm from some ofyou who are more knowledgable than I on this topic.



'Allow Live TV on other devices' not showing up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 07:35
I have a 4-tuner Premiere that is hard wired connected to my home network via ethernet. I now have a TiVO Mini on the way to use with it. While the mini is in transit, I thought I would check out the quick start guide & prepare my Premiere to be networked with this Mini.

In step 2, it states for a 4-tuner Premiere that I "need to turn on the 'Allow live TV sharing'” (located in ‘Settings’ > ‘Remote, CableCARD, & Devices.’). When going to this area of the settings, there is no option to 'Allow Live TV on other devices'. I have forced several connections to the TiVo servers and rebooted the TiVo several times. No luck.

The guide has connecting the mini as step 4, but does the mini really need to be on my network first & basically BEFORE I try to change (or even have access to) this setting? The mini is listed on my account online so I know its attached and related as needed.

What am I doing wrong here or what else may need to be done to get the Premiere set up properly?

Is the Roamio Basic self-upgradeable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 06:15
I am thinking of getting either a 4-tuner Roamio basic or a Roamio Plus. From my understanding while reading some posts here, I think I saw something that says the Roamio Basic is user-upgradeable. Can basically be easily upgraded by the user by simply replacing the drive yourself and just dropping a fresh new hard drive into the unit. The Roamio basic then does everything needed to properly prepare the drive for full use. Essentially a plug-n-play type procedure. Is this correct and how it works?

If so, I am assuming upgrading or repairing a Roamio Plus/Pro would be a little more involved, correct?

Moca adapter install question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:25
I currently have the wall outlet going to a splitter which then goes to the cable modem for one output and tivo for the other. Does it matter if I put moca before or after that splitter? The Poe filter will go outside the house. My Mini will be in an upstairs bedroom


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:23
I have a TivoHD unit in a spare bedroom, and have it paired to Comcast (Xfinity) for cable. I was thinking of adding it to my main viewing room with my Premier XL4, but hooking up a TV antenna to it for some of the local subchannels.

Its been so long since Ive changed anything I have a couple questions:

1: Can I tune cable and antenna at the same time with the TivoHD, or just one or the other like the base Roamio?
2: If I can tune either antenna or cable, will rerunning guided setup to add in the antenna cause me to lose the pairing on the cablecard?
3: If I cannot tune both at the same time, will rerunning guided setup to switch from cable to antenna erase the pairing on the cablecard should I want to switch back to the cable?

Sorry for the dumb questions, but between DirecTv and the newer Tivos, Ive totally forgotten about the TivoHD.

Network media player app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:12
Just this alone would make my unit perfect in every way. :)

Amazon Instant Video App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 22:04
Ok we have Amazon video, where is the app for us Prime customers? :confused:

Lock-up when two channels paused

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:44
Has anyone else experienced Tivo Premiere XL4 lock-ups when they have 2 programs or more paused, and Tivo needs to change the tuner to record a program?
I'm running 20.3.8.
After I select OK to change tuner on second paused channel, the unit stops responding to remote control commands. I did discover that if I use the Tivo app on my android to tell the Tivo to 'watch' a channel, it 'unlocks' the box, and all is well. It does start recording the programs, just acts like it's locked up, until I use the app.

Ebay - Premiere with Lifetime & 2TB Hard Drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:17
Selling my Premier now that i have Roamio

I upgraded the hard drive with a 2TB Hard Drive. I am also including the original hard drive if something ever goes wrong.


"Due to inclement weather, the game has been moved to ESPN3"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 20:01
Does this make sense to anyone? A basketball game was scheduled for one of the ESPN channels, but when we stared the recording, the announcer said the above (and switched to another game). To be clear:

- The game is still happening, on time.
- They're still covering it (but only online).

It seems like it must be just an excuse, but if there's a way in which the weather actually makes sense as a reason for the move, I'm curious to hear it.

Web based program guides that allow TiVo scheduling?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 19:15
I really love TitanTV. Is there any way to use it to program recordings on my TiVo Roamio? If not are there any other similar web based guides that will?

I know TiVo has one on their site but I don't particularly like it.


Channels Not Working TiVo Premiere XL Verizon Fios Washington DC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 18:32

Ok so I have a strange issue with channels not working on my TiVo Premiere XL with Verizon Fios in Washington DC. NFL Network, BIO and a few channels are currently not working on my TiVo however they do work on my regular Verizon STB. The error I'm getting is "This channel is not authorized. Contact your cable provider for more information (V58)." Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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