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roamio pro pixels and no sound

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 23:37
A WTF moment. Watching tv at 10;30 pm and have a TiVo update. Not the first. But after this one I have no sound and a very pixeled screen. Tivo syas my snr is to high (43dB) The DVR worked just fine before the update. any suggestions. Thanks

Poor out of the box experience

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:42
Poor out of the box experience. Many references to UNKNOWN in the messages/error messages.

Bug written up on Tivo's forum.


Dump Question - Tivo Slide Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:53
how the hell do you open the battery compartment of the pro?

yeah im serious! i cant get it open for the life of me. I feel like im going to break it.

TiVo Package, Product Lifetime vs. TiVO Lifetime Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:51
My two Premieres both have Lifetime Service Plans, on the tivo site it shows under Current Payment Plan--

the XL4 shows ----------TiVo Package, Product Lifetime
the 2tuner P4 shows ---TiVo Lifetime Service

the XL4 does have the 3 yr ext warranty and that is indicated under the Device heading. The XL4 was lifetimed at purchase I believe, (not by me), the P4 was lifetimed by me after 3 years of use.

Any reason why the Lifetime plans are not named alike?

Stream the other direction?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 20:00
I have what is probably a silly question and I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" but I'm going to ask it anyway.

Since Amazon Prime can't stream to TiVo, but can stream to an iPad, can an iPad send it out to the TiVo (and ultimately the TV) as it streams?

Is Moca automatic on Fios Actiontec M1424WR?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:05
Just got my Tivo Raomio Plus and the Tivo Mini. Trying to run setup just for the Roamio now. I am plugged into coax. Setup says there is a problem with Moca. do I need to do anything on my router to enable it?
I am using the router as the Moca point, not the Tivo, correct?


ok, it is working now, and I didn't do anything different. I just tried it again and now it works.

Is there anything I will need to know when I setup the mini?

I knew to not try to use the wireless setting for the Roamio because I heard others couldn't turn it off.

Family Guy "Christmas Guy" 12/15/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:10
Brian is back! - actually he never went anywhere.
That happened quicker than I expected.

Initial set up of a Basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:03
Swapping out a new Roamio Basic for my Premier. Thought it would be an easy swap. I got the Basic today and swapped out the drives, dropping a 2tb in it. No sweat. Normally, we run set up before inserting the cable card but on the Basic the cable card slot is underneath and to the side of the box. Very inconvenient. Usually they are in the front. So, I guess I'll run set up then unplug everything so I can get the cc in. Doesn't make sense. Also, they changed the plug so now I've got to hunt through 16 or so plugs in the rear of my messy av set up to find the Premier plug. Just venting I guess.

Questions about current HD DirecTV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:38
My current setup is pretty old. An ancient standard definition DirecTV dish, a channel master multiswitch with four outputs, a standard def R10 DirecTiVo in the living room with two feeds from the multiswitch, and an older Hughes DirecTiVo in a bedroom with one feed.

I have a TiVo HD working off of an antenna, which gets me the broadcast networks in high definition. That's why I wasn't terribly motivated to upgrade the DirecTV stuff to HD.

But we seem to be watching more things on the other channels lately, and I'm tired of watching standard def on my high def television. I need to know what's involved with moving to a full high definition setup. My better half insists we stick with TiVo, so at minimum I'll have to get a THR22 for the living room. Here are my questions:

1. Can the new dish fit into roughly the same spot as an old 18" dish?
2. How many coax cables come off of the new dish?
3. I'm assuming the old multiswitch has to be replaced... but with what?
4. Can I still use either the R10 or the old Hughes DirecTiVo on the bedroom TV? Or does the new dish and multiswitch not provide the MPEG2 streams these things require?

If there's a previous thread covering these questions, I missed it in my search. Apologies for that, just point me in the right direction.


Psych: The Musical OAD 12/15/2013 (spoiler free first post only)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:30
Figured I'd find a thread on this... maybe Psych is too long in the tooth these days. I only started watching 1.5 years ago via netflix, so I guess it still seems a bit fresh to me.

Anyway, I wasn't out looking for this episode, my DVR just picked it up. If you missed it, it is probably on USA's website and will be rebroadcast nest Sunday it looks like.

I know I saw a comic con panel on you tube some time ago and they were talking about a musical, so it seems they finally followed through.

I promised spoiler free in the first post so that's all I'll comment about for this post...

Problems receiving slide remotes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:59
Anyone else having trouble actually getting a slide remote shipped from Tivo to you? Something is very wrong at Tivo.... I have ordered three so far and have only received ONE.

The first remote I ordered, the shipping envelope was open and empty when received. So I asked for a refund and re-ordered (a chore in itself).

The second was received OK (but shipped next day air, so maybe it went through a different process).

I decided I wanted two slide remotes so I ordered another one. Silly me ;) That one supposedly "shipped" but five days later has not shown up in the UPS tracking system as anything other than a label. UPS says they don't have it and that they scan it when it arrives at the UPS facility so it is Tivo's fault. Tivo says UPS scans it when they take possession of it at the TIVO facility and Tivo shows it as shipped, so it is UPS's fault.

In the mean time, there are four of them on Ebay right now, selling for less than the Tivo price.......

Am I the only one?


No Streaming Over LTE?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:16
My LTE is many times faster than the majority of the free wifi I can find anywhere, why can't I stream live shows on the go via LTE?

Edit: Comcast (Xfinity) is streaming live TV to my phone over LTE why can't TiVo?

The Pace Heats Up on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:00
  MONDAY – Monday Night Football: Ravens at Lions – ESPN 8:00PM ET The Ravens and Lions are looking to shore up a spot in the playoffs, but with three weeks remaining there in no room for error. Neither team can afford to lose in this Monday night showdown. The Detroit Lions have been struggling as of late losing three of their last four while the Baltimore Ravens have won three of the last four. Can the Ravens continue their playoff push or will Detroit get back on track?   Continue Reading

Multiple MoCA Networks on Same COAX?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 09:42
I just ordered a Roamio Pro and Mini to replace my HD and HD XL.

I have FIOS. My FIOS router is only MoCA 1.0 and is maxed out on the number of MoCA devices (My house isn't wired with Cat-5 and I have MoCA to Ethernet bridges at most TVs. Works ridiculously awesome by the way.).

Have any of you guys had problems with the Roamios and Minis running a second MoCA network on the same COAX on a different MoCA channel? Technically I guess this would be the third MoCA network, since FIOS uses one MoCA network for the broadband side, and another on the same COAX for the WAN side already.

What is the real bitrate requirement between a Roamio and a Mini? In the Tivo documentation it states that you need a MoCA PHY of at least 180 for three Minis simultaneously. They also state that a MoCA PHY of 180 is equivalent to 100Mbps. So does this mean a Roamio to Mini connection only requires 33Mbps? That is pretty slow.

Channel Master's DVR+ offers true subscription-free over-the-air TV recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 08:16
I know this thing is new, but has anyone heard anything more about it and how it stacks up against TiVo?

Not just the latest version either, but would it be a good solution for people upgrading from Series 2, 3, or HD's?


Channel Master DVR+ Now Available For Pre-Order ($250)

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 07:00

We’ve been tracking Channel Master‘s moves since new digital video recorder hardware first surfaced in FCC documents last summer. They’ve clearly used the intervening months wisely to fine tune both the product experience and marketing strategy as the originally documented pair of K77 set-tops has been whittled down to the single and more memorable DVR+ ($250). And, as you [...]

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Apps Up Next for Chromecast

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 04:31

Google announced a slate of new apps for Chromecast last week, but as most were less than compelling, it’s time to speculate on what else might be in the pipeline. According to Janko Roettgers over at GigaOM, Google plans to launch further “waves of Chromecast apps” in the near future. Here are a few guesses [...]

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Roamio remote easter egg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 00:29
I accidentally found what I think is a new easter egg in the Roamio remote. (I would imagine that it's in the new slide remote too, but I don't have one to test.)

Press and hold the TiVo and Play buttons on your Roamio remote until the LED lights up. Then release the buttons.

It seems to repeat until you press another button.

If this is old news, sorry, but a quick search of the forum didn't yield any existing threads on this.


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