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Has there ever been any talks of a 1 hour buffer?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 02:29
Good evening.

I've had a Tivo for over 5 years, but I do miss my old cable box DVR's with a 1 hour buffer. I just bought a Roamio Plus that is currently being shipped to me, but I have a feeling the buffer times are still at 30 minutes. Am I correct?

If so, has anyone heard any talks of a longer buffer or at least the option to change such preference? I know it seems petty, but sometimes there is a movie or show on that you want to rewind and I almost always find that I don't have the full program in the buffer.

My TiVo now works perfectly, after a few adjustments. Please comment.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 23:52
I've been a TiVo buyer since Series 1.
Bought a Premiers XL around June 2012.
Worked well in general with Comcast here in Western PA.

Had few natty problems from time to time:
(All Now Solved, some with work arounds. Thank you Margret, TiVo, and TiVo Community Members!)

Had intermittent C133 Network problem. Solved by using an Apple Airport Express as a range extender on my WiFi network. Perfect operation since.
(I am not able to install a direct hardwire connection between my router and my TiVo.)

Had a problem, known in the Forums as "20.3.8 black menu bug..."
Problem solved with a work around by setting my TiVo video out to 1080i/p only.
Works perfectly now. I hope TiVo will fix in a future update for those who are perfectionists.

Thank You TiVo for the amazing Premiere and Roamio!

Everyone, please feel free to share your comments, good or bad on this thread.

And most of all, thank you to all the TiVo Community members who help all of us find fixes and optimize our TiVo Systems!


I Can't Record Two Shows on my premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 23:40
I use to be able to record 2 shows at one time, 3 days ago I was only able to record 1 show at a time.

What is biggest device/monitor I can watch remote downloads from stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 22:52
Anything bigger than my ipad I can watch stuff I've downloaded over my stream?

How to keep iphone while offline downloading

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 22:50
How do I keep my iphone from going into screensaver mode while downloading

It causes the downloading to stop

Six Nations Rugby on beIN1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 21:33
The Six Nations Rugby schedule on beIN1 is completely screwed up this weekend. Zap2It has it right. Find the correct times here.

I've submitted a trouble ticket and with luck, they'll have it fixed before Saturday.

ABT Roamio Pus $339/$322 still live

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 21:14

Just in case anyone was interested, I happen to hop on ABT's website and start a chat with a CSR. The ONLY words I used were "Roamio Plus Sale". Nice guy came on and immediately said he could match the sale price of $339 plus shipping as they had back in November. He then said I can call you to make the purchase. I was shocked at how easy it was.

For us here in California (other states too I'm sure), we save a little on tax and obviously cheaper than the $750 Tivo combo that just expired. Additionally, I threw it on my Discover card and hopefully they will give me a 5% cash back credit, but ABT was unfortunately unable to do it online so YMMV with Discover.

Hope this helps. -Jeff

**Obviously it's Tivo Roamio Plus not Pus!

Michael J. Fox Show pulled from schedule (unofficially canceled)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 20:35
The Michael J. Fox Show has been pulled from NBC's schedule, and there are currently no plans for the 7 episodes filmed but not yet aired. NBC will likely burn them off at a later point. The show is not officially canceled, but is not expected to be renewed.

The show most recently got a 0.7 rating in the demo.


G4HD channel - can you get it?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:59
As far as I can tell, I'm getting all the channels I'm supposed to in my package except G4HD. TW Austin said I am supposed to be getting the channel but when I tune to it I get the Tivo message saying "Channel not provided by the Tuning Adapter. Please contact your cable provider..."
When I use a mini to tune to it, I get "Searching for a signal on this channel. (V52) Press Select for help.

I've already run through a litany of diagnostics with TWC on the phone, rebooting all devices, unhooking usb/power on TA, and even today a replacement of the Tuning Adapter. TW Cable guy also replaced ends on coax, tested line inside house, outside house to box, he says all signals are good. (oddly enough he did state that my db levels were +7 but tuning adapter always shows them -6 or -5) He also admitted he wasn't familiar with the TA's and Tivos (why did they send HIM out then?!)

Still, no go for G4HD. The TWC cable card people re-verified my account, sent new signals down, etc. and even verified that if I can get other channels in the same tier (which I could) then they have no idea why I'm not getting G4HD.
The last suggestion from the TWC Cablecard folks was to contact Tivo and see if there is "something going on there". Hmmm.

If anyone reading this is on Time Warner, can you get G4HD if it's in your package?

2nd question. Anyone have any suggestions?

I can live without G4HD but if I'm supposed to get it, then demmit, I want it :D

Record by Time or Channel not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:38
I just installed yesterday a Roamio Pro and Mini in my home. I have Verizon FIOS so everything connected seamlessly using MOCA by just plugging the coax into each.

I am trying to Record by Channel using the Mini. When I select that option a screen appears with a status bar that is already at 100%. The screen tells me to "Please wait... Acquiring Channel Information." If I let it sit like that for several minutes I get the following message:

"The TiVo box is unable to prepare channel information. If this problem persists, please check your cable connection."

The cable is fine. I wouldn't get any video if it wasn't since it is supplying all programming to the Mini.

I restarted the Mini earlier today and just now tried again but get the same response.

Everything else works fine on the Mini. I can program a recording using the Guide screen.

What can I do? I get the same screens if I try to Record by Time as well.

No guide data for Bravo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:15
I have the bare bones Comcast plan in Minneapolis suburbs. The channel setup shows Bravo on two channels. I previously had one of them selected in the setup but it was some other channel and not actually Bravo. A few days ago I unselected the one and selected the other in channel setup. I can now view Bravo.

When I look at the guide it still shows to be announced. I have this channel selected in setup for a few days so I would think I would have guide data for it by now.

Any suggestions?

Why did I save my old hard drive?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 18:37
I have a Premiere. I upgraded the hard drive right after I bought it. The instructions I followed suggested that I keep the original hard drive. I think it was Ross Walker's website.

I went back to read it, and maybe I'm blind, but I can't see why he suggested keeping the old hard drive. (The old drive is a Western Digital WD3200AVVS).

The reason I'm asking is that a friend of mine asked me to fix his Series 3. It's stuck on the 'Welcome... Powering Up!' screen.

My question is: should I just buy a new hard drive or use the "old" one that is basically brand new? Is there a compelling reason for me to keep the old one?

Psych to end this season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 14:40
The finale will air March 26. A little bummed about this one still one of few USA network show I still enjoy.


CBS acquires Thursday Night Football package

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 13:25
As if they weren't killing the competition enough on Thursday's with The Big Bang Theory, they decided to take it up a notch.

Quote: CBS will get eight games, all early in the season (all of them to be simulcast on NFL Network) http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...ht-nfl-package

cisco dta

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:39
have a cisco wow dta hooked up to tv using tv hdmi 1 input. have Blueray player hooked to tv hdmi 2 input . when I turm on blueray player it automatically plays through hdmi 2 input. when I power off Blueray player it does not go back to hdmi 1.the only way I can get it back to dta hdmi 1 is to activate hdmi 1. have tried cutting off dta ,powering on.

Backlit remote & Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:31
Am I correct in assuming that the backlit remote will work fine with Roamio plus and mini's

Justified "Shot All to Hell" OAD 2014-02-04 **spoilers**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:49
Holy! Wowwie, wow, wow!

So much action in so little time. You know a show is good when you want it to run another 2 hours.

What was the body count for this episode? 5 {Edit. Forgot one.} 6? (Curley Canuck, Paxton, Deputy Sheriff, Elias, the Haitian, ...and Hot Rod Dunham by Cousin Jimmy (offscreen))

Once again, the writers have to have a seance going with the spirit of Dutch Leonard.

Art is a badass. Raylan: "See? I taught you something."

"That is one hella gun!" "I noticed."

I looked. Alan Tudyk's name is not in the credits?

"Mikey here is your hairdresser." "Step outside. I'll give you a clip."

"Picker," John Kapelos is really Greek.

We got the Boyd "susprize!" for Paxton. I think the blood spatter would show that he wasn't entirely in the bed.

I just knew that when Ava was going to walk tomorrow morning that something would happen. I figured she'd be killed. So who is behind Eva getting set up?

"Art, the agent at the airport wasn't Barkley." I think Art knew. Raylan, you couldda kept that to yourself.

TiVo App Streaming freeze?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:56
Anyone else having issues with streaming using the TiVo app on the iPad freezing mid-stream?

I've got a Comcast cable connection both at home and at work. Sometimes at lunch I'll fire up a stream. I can watch for maybe 10 minutes before the stream will just freeze. No amount of backing up, fowarding, etc.. will bring it back. I can exit the stream and start watching again immediately from where it picked up.

Bandwidth isn't an issue, nor is connection stability. The picture is the highest
quality, and it never stutters or loses quality.

Any ideas?

MOCA vs Ethernet? Advice needed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:51
I'm in the process of transitioning from my FIOS DVR to a Romaio Plus with two minis. Everything works so far, but when I get rid of the FIOS equipment, I'd like to know my setup is optimal.

I have a FIOS provided router with MOCA baked in. Right now, my Roamio has coax and ethernet going into it. One Mini has coax (MOCA), the other is on ethernet.

Is there any advantage to putting the Mini's on ethernet only or MOCA only? If I I have the Roamio on just the coax, will it get data from the FIOS router?

Does using the whole home DVR Roamio/Mini setup put a lot of pressure on my home network?

I've got Cat 5e almost everywhere, but I'd prefer to not overload the network if using MOCA will keep the Tivos on their own separate network.

Thank you.


Cmos battery?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:01
The premiere is getting to be I think 5+ years old. I know the unit uses a cmos battery that is easily replaceable, however when the battery falls and is replaced what gets lost?

Thanks, TL

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