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Set all recordings to keep until I delete by default & how to show timeline?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:48
1. Is there a way to make all recordings "keep until I delete" by default instead of "When space needed"?

2. Is there a way to make the timeline appear while watching a recording besides pausing the recording?

romiao base model no cable card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:41
i dont see any cable card slot on the $199 base model of the romiao and it is hard to tell in the picture of the top removed from the hard drive upgrade topic but i dont think there is even a cable card slot.

how do we get access to cable that requires cable card?

has the cable card technology gotten reliable and secure enough now they can put the decoder chip in the box permanently?

secure meaning that no more concerns of theft of service or hacking or even being stolen from 1 unit and used in another.

reliable meaning it wont fail and need replacing

Is Tivo actually trying to lose customers?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 00:09
Is Tivo just trying to piss off long time fans???

First we had the problem with playing MP3s. Originally they played fine. But then some update screwed it up and now the vast majority of users have problems with MP3s advancing from one song to the next. Tivo is aware of the problem and has never bothered to fix it, even though they still advertise Tivo's ability to play music--including MP3s. And of course, every time I call Tivo support they claim this is the first time Tivo support has ever heard about this--even though I myself have called about it many times as have many people I know.

Then we had the Stream and Android. Don't get me wrong, it was just good sense to do IOS first. (I'm an Android user...) But the Tivo CEO did an interview shortly after Stream came out and promised Stream for Android very shortly. That was a year and a half ago.

Now we have Pandora. A lot of us used and loved this app. Now, it's no longer available unless you use HD menus. For many Tivo users who are very happy with the SD menus--and despise the HD menus--this is just a slap in the face. And the new app is nowhere near as good as the old app.

If you like the HD menus, that's great. Tivo gives you the option to use either HD or SD menus. That's what Tivo should be about, giving the user the best experience possible. With the latest update though, you're stuck with HD menus if you want to use Pandora. For me, and many others, the HD menus are not intuitive and annoying. For everyone, they are a lot slower than SD menus. There is nothing about the HD menus I like, and a lot I don't like. Before, that was fine, I just used the SD menus. Tivo was fast, intuitive, friendly. I would never have bought three Tivos with lifetime service if I knew I would be stuck with these horrible HD menus.

I've had a Tivo from very near the beginning. I've been a huge fan and recommended Tivo to everyone I know. Now, I tell people to stay away from Tivo. Tivo has lied to me, Tivo has failed to even try to fix MP3 problems, Tivo has continually degraded my experience over the years. Yes, I have HD recording now. So does Comcast. Yes I have Pandora. So does many other devices. In the past Tivo just did everything better than everyone else. Now, they seem determined to do it worse.

I've been a huge fan for years. I put up with losing MP3 playback and seeing Tivo still advertise it. I was still a fan. I put up with the CEO lying about Android stream support. I was still a fan. Pandora is the last straw. I am no longer a fan. If I didn't have lifetime service, I'd dump Tivo today.

Tivo, if you want to get back a lot of fans you are losing, fix these problems. If you can't fix MP3 playback, just say so and stop advertising local music file playback. If you can't implement Stream for Android, just say so. Apologize for promising it "shortly" when clearly you could not deliver. And for God's sake, give us back the old Pandora app, or at least let us access Pandora via the SD menus.

Tivo, try being Tivo again.

Why I bought a Roamio and why it was a mistake

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 23:23
I had 4 tuner capability with my Comcast DVR and two other one tuner DVR.
Comcast went digital and I was down to two tuners which wasn't acceptable.
In December 2012, I bought an xl4 connected wirelessly and it was as reliable as a toaster. Never had any outage for over a year. The problem was the Netflix interface sucked; captioning sticking and getting stuck in Netflix and the only way to get out was yanking the plug. I didn't want to wait for Tivo to get around to fixing the Netflix captioning problem on the xl4.

I heard that the issues were fixed on the Roamio and that is true. The Netflix interface was much better on the Roamio. The reliability of the connections to Tivo and Netflix is a joke. I've spent time and money trying to resolve the issues but it is a lost cause. My only hope is that it is a software issue that will eventually get fixed. There are a lot of posts here that the only way you can get a Roamio to work reliably is with a hard wired connection. My XL4 didn't have a a problem with wireless and if I knew the Roamio was so flakey, I would never have bought it and even when the connection to Tivo is good, I can't rely on being able to connect to Netflix.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 22:16
Disregard. Im an idiot. I thought my Roamio was making a noise... but it wasnt. it was another component in the system close to it.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 21:53
Why does it need to be disabled with the tivo recording 24/7 I would think it would never park anyway.

Dr. Who??????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 21:46
Some teaser shots....
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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 21:33

Walking Dead -- "After" S04E09 -- OAD 02.09.14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:21
Herschel with an encore performance!

TiVo Mini V70

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:19
I am getting a V70 (compatible DVR not found) error when setting up my Mini. I've only had it a few hours, and the TiVo site says that Activation is not yet complete, try in 24 hours.

Is this the issue? Do I really need to wait a day to get this working?

Also, the install instructions tell me to go to the Setup menu on my XL4 and select "Allow Live TV on other devices". This menu option is not present. I was presuming that this is because they have DTA now, but I'm not sure. I have the latest versions of TiVo software on my XL4, and I presume on the mini because it did an update as a part of the setup process.

I am on a wired Ethernet network (not MoCA), and my router has assigned addresses to both the XL4 and the Mini correctly.

Anyone had a similar experience?

Question on MoCA - Roamio & Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 19:03
Hello All:

Late January upgraded to Roamio Pro & (1) TiVo Mini. Initially ran it with a powerline and was doing fine - then one of the powerline adapters died :(. Instead of replacing the powerline, I ordered a MoCA adapter from TiVo since cheaper than a higher speed powerline.

Prior to even receiving the Roamio & Mini, I had Cox come out regarding the POE filters. He installed one at the point of the tuning adapter but insisted that the way my complex is configured it is not need anywhere else and stated "we use MoCA for our whole house DVR setup so I know you don't need it"...

So MoCA is up and running - no drama there at all!!! Recorded shows from the Roamio stream great as does NetFlix. When I view TV on the Mini I sometimes get slight stuttering, pixilation, and sound cut out for a few seconds - often enough that it make me wonder - since it is only when viewing TV would not having a POE filter at the entry point to unit possibly be the cause?

If not, any ideas what might cause it?


TiVo and Apple's Time Capsule

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 18:11

Is anyone aware of any compatibility issues with Apple's Time Capsule and TiVo's Roamio boxes? I'm considering signing up for Atlantic Broadband service with TiVo and want to ensure that my Time Capsule will work flawlessly.

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

Atlantic Broadband, Roamio DVR i& Motorola SB6141

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:50

I'm considering signing up for Atlantic Broadband service with TiVo and purchasing my own modem. I understand that any modem I purchase must be MoCA compatible. I'm interested in getting the Motorola SB6141 for it's great performance and solid ratings on Amazon and other sites.

Does anyone have any experience with this modem and TiVo? The spec sheet for this modem states that it "Includes an internal filter to eliminate potential interference from MoCA signals’ intermodulation beats". I'm not knowledgable enough to figure out whether or not that means it is MoCA compatible. Is it?

If it is not, is there an adapter I can purchase to make it compatible?

Thanks for any advice or feedback you can provide.

DirecTV to FIOS TV - on the fence...questions about equipment and install

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:44
First, I know this is a long post and covers lots of my questions, so thanks in advance if you take the time to read. And thanks for your ideas and insight.

thinking about switching from dtv to fios. want to know about best equipment and cabling options and any changes I might have to make. would like to have as little disruption to my current setup as possible.

i can call verizon to get info on program packages, equipment, etc., but i find it hard to find out about installation options. that's why i'm turning to the informative DBSTalk community. I know every situation is different, but thought I might get some good ideas here. It would be nice if you could get a verizon tech to visit your house in advance to find out exactly what is going to be done during the install so that you could plan accordingly, but I realize that cannot be done.

Current setup

single family home
dish on roof

master bedroom - top floor - hr23
2 cables route from dish to master bedroom

basement - bottom floor - hr20
family room - main floor - hr20

2 cables from dish to basement, then connects to 2 port splitter in basement, 1 goes to tv in basement, other routes up to family room tv

have verizon fios internet
ont outside wall garage
psu and battery backup inside wall garage
ethernet cable from ont to small white box mounted inside wall garage
ethernet cable w/ rj45 plugged into small white box and routed up to my office wall plate on top floor
ethernet cable from wall plate then plugs into Netgear N600 wireless router

also have Netgear universal dual band range extender in family room


I am very interested in having hd dvr capabilities in each room
I am interested in streaming recorded programming to my ipad in the house (with DTV I would have to purchase GenieGo) Can this be done with FIOS TV without additional equipment?
if going with verizon fios supplied equipment, what are the best equipment options (multiroom dvr family room and basic hd dvr bedroom and basement?)
do their dvrs have built in wireless or does the equipment have to be plugged in wired?
if wired does it have to be plugged in directly to the main wireless router, or can it be plugged into extender?
i understand verizon also has to install one of their routers (actiontec i believe) how does this connect to your current main router and what is it used for (guide, on demand)?
can a 4 port splitter be installed in my garage and then a home run to each new dvr?

if i decide to go with other dvr equipment options, such as tivo, is the setup similar?

i like the idea of not paying a monthly charge for verizon boxes, but i understand i would still pay a monthly for each cable card. Also I know there is an upfront cost for the tivo equipment.

i believe this also negates the need for the verizon router, but i would loose on demand and verizon supplied guide features.

main concern here is the cabling for the tivo equipment.

i could get a roamio for the family room and a mini for the master bedroom and basement. i think i read somewhere that these devices have to be plugged into your wireless internet router. is this true or are there other options.

also, i know there is a cost difference between verizon and dtv options, and from my initial review the fios tv option is a little more costly. I initially went with DTV because of NFL Sunday Ticket, but stopped purchasing a couple years ago because of costs. Also want to get away from snow and rain affecting ability to watch tv.

someone commented I may be able to just route cable from the TiVo boxes to the Verizon router (MoCa) negating the need for connecting via Ethernet.

Thanks for your reply and any suggestions

Tivo service commitment changed to lifetime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:31
I have a few months left on a Premiere service contract paying monthly. I would like to buy lifetime for it and end the contract, has anyone been able to do this?

Online it shows I can't change service until the end of the contract time but I hoping to talk to Tivo customer service to see if such is possible.

Has anyone been able to do such or am I wasting my time to try? Any suggestions on how to do this? I just transferred a new Roamio to my old cheap HD monthly plan ($6.99 monthly) and have a Mini on the way which I plan to get lifetime for it. Do I have any leverage?

Didn't need to pair THD cable card with new Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 17:11
So i just got a new Roamio Plus to upgrade from my TiVo HD. So I took the cable card from the THD and put it in my new Roamio and was starting to call my cable company when a picture came through. I checked a variety of channels in different packages to make sure every channel that could be coming through was. I then took it and put it back into the HD and it still worked just fine without needing to call the cable company to pair again. I thought cards needed to be paired and paired again when moved into a new device.

TIVO composite output conversion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:49
Has anyone taken the Roamio composite output and converted the signal back to RF Coaxial to connect to an older TV with Coax input only?

Comcast Promotion for premiums

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 14:26
I'm not sure if this is country-wide or regional, but while at Comcast last week picking up a cable card, I asked if there were any HBO deals, or what it would cost.

She said there was a special on premiums for $5/month for a year! That was too good to pass up even for cheapskate me so I got HBO.

It's good through the end of the month (I think.) I'm in Northern CA.

cable/tivo bill

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:28
I am confused. I pay $68 for cable, and my big cable box is free. so getting a tivo would really increase my bill, $68 plus tivo plus a cable card?

cablecard pairing on comcast for premium channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/09/2014 - 13:26
New Roamio is working well, Comcast also gave me a nice retention discount and free HBO for a while, except- it's not working on my Roamio.
My Premiere is working fine on HBO, and the cablecard "Val" Conditional Access field is "V" (validated?)...
on the M card in the Roamio, Val is still "?", though w/ each hit the actual number increases eg 0x09,0x10,0x17, etc...
Conditional access is "Yes" etc, I get all the other channels, just not HBO and MGMHD .

I am on my third cablecard now, and comcast has tried re-pairing them multiple times, verified the numbers, etc. I've also tried activating online via comcast.com/activate (it lists either the cablecard or the Tivo hostID#), or not at all (on this 3rd card), ... no help.
I noticed that one of my two S cards on my S3 is also status "?", other is "V", and true enough sometimes I can watch HBO or not.

Any tips/tricks to get the pairing on Roamio to work properly for pay channels?
It's worked once for the premiere, so I can at least see & stream some shows, but..


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