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Deleted tivo2go files

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 22:18
After converting saved DVR files using tivo2go on my PC, the original *.tivo files on the PC are deleted.

My questions are, can these files be recovered and why aren't they listed in the Recycle Bin?

Best router for Roamio + Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 21:33
I am looking at getting a new router for my in home network. I wanted to see what successful setups people on here had. I have searched and found people having problems with certain models, but I would really like to see whose setup is working great and what hardware they are running.

Streambaby plays video but no audio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 20:28
I am trying to play an MKV file with Streambaby which I've used for years now.

Streambaby plays video fine but no audio. How can I troubleshoot this?

Mini has no Analog outputs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:41
Back in December we migrated from a pair of TivoHD to a Roamio+Mini. We also had Terk volume levelers installed, which required that we use analog component video and analog stereo audio. The Terk device has analog RCA I/O.

The new Mini lacks analog IO. This has me asking what other people do to overcome issues volume? We routinely find that when watching movies dialogue is too low, but the music & effects are much too loud.

It's not clear what we can do to overcome this trouble. In the case of the Roamio it was easy enough to put on of the Terk devices back into service.


How do you use roamio to feed internet to other devices?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:35
I will be connecting roamio pro to network via moca. Can I connect my 5 port switch to the roamios Ethernet connection? Is it as simple as that? Do I need to tweak any settings?

Pairing woes...what is the "Val: ?"? for?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:17
I have been trying to pair a cable card for a couple of days here. Comcast sent out a tech today even who was unable to fully pair it. The issue may be due to the TiVo box, a premiere elite, having been paired previously with a different cablecard. We finally managed to get the two settings on the conditional access screen to read:
Con: Yes EBCP: Yes. Val: ? 0x00

I called Comcast and attempted four different times to get it paired. No luck. They sent out a tech who went through two additional cards. But no matter what they tried on the a Comcast side they could not get the "Val" to read as "V".

I now get most channels, but no premium ones.

Can anyone tell me what the "Val" setting is and what controls it on the comcast database side? The comcast tech pushing the data seemed to suggest the problem was with the TiVo box...which had previously worked flawlessly.

I guess I have to now have the supervisor bring out another handful of cards to try them...but I know it's just really a matter of Comcast not caring/wanting to support TiVo devices enough to train their people on how to fix these situations.

I can't believe that TiVo hasn't coordinated the installation and configuration of cablecards better with Comcast. It really creates a really horrible customer experience.

Tivo Screen resolution changes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 19:05
My Tivo Premiere started changing screen resolution about 6 weeks ago. I compare it to my old Windows XP screen when the resoultion decreases causing all of the characters to look larger than they normally would. Like 600 x 800, etc.

Only about half of the normal high def image is view-able. I have to reset the box to correct the problem. If I didn't know to press the thumbs down 3x, then press the enter button to reset, I would be stuck. As I cant see that part of the instructions on the low resolution screen.

I have had to reset 2x tonight watching the superbowl. The screen only shows the left half of the field. The right half of the field is out of the picture.

Thanks for suggestions.

Black Sails - .II

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 18:36
Pirates use condom!!! :eek: :D

Official Superbowl XLVIII Commercial Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 17:13
Metlife, Schroeder playing 'The Star Spangled Banner" in the center of MetLife Stadium. How powerful an anthem can be when it's played by only one instrument.

Does TiVo still support Dialup lines

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 15:47
I have an old series 2 unit that I'm selling. Does TiVo still support dial-in lines for schedule updates or is a network connection required these days?

what universal remote are you using?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:55
Hey what universal remote are you using or do you find works best with TiVo Roamio? I am using a Harmony 650 which works pretty well. I would use the standard remote but i use a sound bar and to turn the sound bar on separately everyday would get annoying plus i need to keep it simple for the wife. I just want to see if there are better options out there. Thank you.

Moca transfer speeds...... how do you know what you are getting?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:30
I finally got moca up and going at my residence.

Right now, I am transferring shows between a Tivo Premiere and a Roamio over a Moca connection.

I am curious to see what the transfer speed is. How can I find out?



Can you directly swap a hard drive between Roamios?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:00
I installed a 3 TB drive in my brand new Roamio before finding it had a hardware issue (both the red and blue circles light up every time I record.)

When the replacement unit arrives, if I just swap the drive into the new unit, will my programs, season passes, etc. be retained, or do I need to start from zero again?

Really, the only thing changing will be the unit ID, but I'm asking whether the programs/settings are somehow associated in a way that would confuse the new unit.

Why are there any discrepancies in scheduling

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:16
Why is there a section for scheduling changes?

I am a potential new customer and if there is one thing that frustrates me more it's inaccurate scheduling data. If a program wants to be seen the company that produces the show or the network that airs it needs to provide accurate up to date info and if i will be paying a fee to tivo for this data then they should be catching inaccurate data so it becomes seamless to it's customers that PAY for this information.

It is beyond me why some networks advertise new episodes but when you look at "first aired on" data it shows a date in the past so if you are only recording new shows it won't record. Someone should be notifying these networks of this issue. It may very well have aired on that date in another country but not here. The Velocity channel is notorious for this because of so many BBC shows but there are others.

I am also surprised that no one has come up with a way to automatically adjust the start of scheduled recorded program that follows a "LIVE" event ESPN does this to NHRA almost every time.

I have directv currently and they could care less when i bring it to their attention and try getting a hold of a network or producer of a show which is very odd because their success is based on viewership. I won 't even get started on why networks playback a season out of order or the provider lists them on demand out of order

Auto deleting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:09
Hope I'm in the right place. I have a Tivo premiere and have had the Tivo service over 10 years. I've spent hours with Tivo support and they have no answers (they keep saying they are looking into it). Wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue.

About three weeks ago most of my recordings just automatically deleted themselves. I checked the history and it says the items are being deleted because of space needed. But the machine says I only used 20%. I deleted everything on the Tivo and removed all future recordings then recorded some items again and they were auto deleted (again saying because of needed space. There are no season recordings.

I re-booted, checked signals, cleaned everything out and still I have this issue. very frustrating.

Any ideas or suggestions.

Tivo wanting a new home...

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

It is with great sadness that I must at long last let my beloved Tivo go. Free to a good home if you promise to look after and care for it.

I kept it going for many years with its lifetime subscription before a certain corporation switched it off for me. :(

It worked when last powered on and was at one point successfully subscribed to altepg.

It comes with:
  • an 80GB hard drive
  • CacheCard
  • 512MB RAM
  • Original and replacement remote

I also have both original drives, though one of them is in Birmingham, so you would need to wait until I next visited my parents if you *really* wanted it.

Collection from Leicester or can post 1st class recorded if you'll pay the shipping by paypal. I'd love it to have a good new home rather than watch it be neglected and gather dust...

Fast forward???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:49
Just went from directv to Comcast to give it a try. I was a directv customer for 15 years. On demand is great buy with my comcast X1 I can't fast forward in the on demand content. Will a Romeo allow me to do this? What about pause and slowmo?

3 MoCA questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:02
Quick setup background: I have a Roamio Pro I just bought hooked up via Ethernet and a Premier XL (not '4') upstairs currently on WiFi that I was to move to MoCa to support streaming. I also have FiOS internet (and tv).

1) Is the TiVo MoCA Adapter really a TiVo product or do they just resell another brand? I ask because I can't find "TiVo MoCA adapter" on Amazon or other major electronic websites. And when I look at the picture on the TiVo store, and squint real hard, I think I can see it saying "ActionTec". If TiVo is reselling ActionTec or something, what model is it?

2) I have FiOS, so I'm thinking of using my FiOS ActionTec router to manage the MoCA network directly rather than using the Roamio as a bridge. That seems slightly better, because if the Roamio is ever rebooting or otherwise has issues, the Premier in unaffected.

However, I can't find instructions on how to turn on the MoCA LAN on my FiOS router. That seems strange. Is that because it's just always on?? Or otherwise can someone point me to instructions on how to activate it? When I go into my router's setup, find my Network (Home/Office), click Settings, the Coax connection has a checkmate but is labeled 'down'. Is this just because it has no devices to talk to? Otherwise how do I activate it??

3) Security - okay, so I get that since I have FiOS in a single family home, I don't have much of an issue here. But is there a reason not to activate encryption anyway? Just out of paranoia in case someone breaks into my garage? ;) Is there any issue doing it with my setup? Does it matter if I have MoCA from the ActionTec or from the Roamio as a bridge?

LogMeIn Ignition Owners Granted Indefinite Amnesty

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 08:50

While it’s not clear if we collectively misunderstood LogMeIn’s original outreach or if the company has backpedaled amidst negative feedback from those of us who purchased their $30 Ignition app for remote access. As the story goes, LogMeIn abruptly dispensed with a Freemium model, However, Ignition app owners were granted a complimentary 6 months of [...]

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Home theater, hdtv, hopper and tivo setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 08:41
We just got an RCA Home Theater system, nothing fancy, but of course, I need a class to set it up with everything else. I have an lg hdtv, a hopper and a premier that have been hooked up together just fine. If I want to watch the tivo (which I only use for digital local channels and netflix), I just switch the input.
I believe I have the tv and hopper directly connected via hdmi and then the tivo also connected to the tv via hdmi.

I connected the home theater to the tv via hdmi but the sound only comes through one speaker. I'm not sure what my next step is.


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