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Want to buy USB DONGLE for Slide remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:40
PM me.
the USB dongle from either slide remote will work fine.

TiVo Founders Reunite, Prep Qplay TV Adapter

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:20

Shortly after TiVo co-founder Jim Barton resigned from the DVR maker in 2012, he reunited with his former DVR compatriot Michael Ramsay to found InVisioneer. While the Kleiner-backed company is somewhat shrouded in secrecy, descriptions from their recruitment efforts provide some insight (1, 2): InVisioneer is building a product that sits at the nexus of exciting trends [...]

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Survivorman is BACK!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:42
I received this via email today:


Hey everyone! We're excited to announce that Discovery Channel US, Science Channel US and Travel + Escape in Canada are set to air 8 BRAND NEW Survivorman episodes THIS January 2014!

It's a new beginning for Les, offering a variety of episodes and adventures all packed into one incredible season! The new season sees Les tackle classic Survivorman expeditions, shoot the first-ever episodes of Survivorman & Son with his son Logan, and push the limits to survive in Bigfoot territory!

Not subscribed to Travel + Escape Channel? Don't worry! Click here to subscribe www.travelandescape.ca.

While we can't tell you much, the first episode to air will be a classic Survivorman expedition in the Mitre Peninsula, a remote peninsula located on the easternmost tip of Isla Grande in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. This part of Patagonia is known as being particularly unforgiving and inaccessible due to the ever-changing weather, the absence of roads or paths and a combination of cliffs, peat bogs, forest and valleys. Despite efforts to settle in the peninsula that included seal fur factories, gold mining, logging and cattle ranching, no venture has ever endured the harsh environment. Les will be dropped into this inhospitable landscape and left to survive with no food, no shelter, no water, and no safety gear or camera crew. I'm looking forward to the new episodes. I happened to catch his specials that aired recently about his top 5 Dangers and top 5 ways/methods/tools for Fire, Shelter, Food, MacGuyverisms, and Water. They were pretty interesting even though they were nearly entirely scenes from previously aired episodes.

I haven't found an actual air date/time for the new episodes. Hopefully my ARWL will catch them!

Hd to sd conversion?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:42
I have started saving shows on a PC. Some of the show are in HD. Is there away to convert these to sd to save space?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:29
My new Roamio, the "device to rule them all" as in play anything and everything does not seem to know how to play MP4 files. The only way I can play them is convert them to MPEG2 files.

Am I doing something wrong, or is Tivo just full of it with their advertising? Because if the Roamio can't play MP4 files, it's abilities to handle lots of different file types like you would see with Internet and streaming TV is, well, nothing.

Anybody know anything about this?

Tivo can't find published music

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:26
I have 3 computers running Tivo Desktop (one with Plus) and 2 Tivo Premieres and a Mini. I have a lot of music on two of the PCs published. Sometimes the Tivos see the published music and photos on all 3 computers, sometimes only photos, sometimes it sees one or two computers but not all three.

The most frequent issue is that the photos show up (even though there aren't any photos published) music doesn't, and that's what a really want to access.

Are there any magic methods to getting Tivo to re-establish connection to the published music short of rebooting every box one-at-a-time until the music shows up?

P.S. - Tivo Desktop has no problems seeing the Tivo boxes and transferring programs back and forth.

Roamio iOS Stream issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:24
I have an issue with the iOS app on multiple devices in my house.

I had to replace my Roamio Pro last month and now I have two entries in the app, one for the old TSN and one for new TSN. I have called TiVo and they tell me there is no way to get rid of the orphan entry and I find that hard to believe.

I tried to remove the app, reboot the device, and reinstall but old box still appears.

I am wondering if anyone here has seen this behavior in the iOS app and know how to remove boxes that are no longer active or on my account.

If I login with MAK I only see my active boxes but if I use my tivo.com account which is needed for OOH I see the old box as well.


The Sing-Off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:21
Anyone watching? In general I skip the singing shows (I quit American Idol after 2 seasons, and I've only watched a handful of eps of The Voice, although I like that much better), but I have a soft spot for a cappella music and for show choirs, so I enjoy The Sing-Off. I like that the judges (Ben Folds, Jewel, and Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men) are complete music nerds - sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about :) - but they are very helpful with their constructive criticisms.

One thing I've noticed so far this season (first ep was Monday night, next one is tonight) is that in this first season after Pitch Perfect came out, there is a lot of bad aca-punning going on, but I generally enjoy that as well, since it fits right in with the loud outfits.


Where is best place to sell my Premiere w/ Lifetime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:21
i just got the Roamio... but my premiere has lifetime on it and i have the slide remote (full keyboard).

any idea best place to sell it? I wish i could transfer my lifetime to the roamio but obviously that's not an option.

Valid way to repair a Tivo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:55
Tivo Tech guys..

I have three Tivo Premieres 746320, two with lifetime, one with subscription. I'm very much a tech guy, so no worries on that end.

One of the three Tivo went out. Unfortunately one of the lifetime units. I believe the 320G disk drive went out so the unit is stuck on the Welcome screen with a green LED when powered up. (I assume it cannot load its program from the disk drive.) Tivo wants $349 to exchange so that's not going to work. Before the failure the three units were at similar sofware version numbers.

So....Assuming the HDD is bad, how can I go about replacing/repairing it? I have lots of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB Seagate SATA disks laying around.

Can I use one of the other Premieres to clone an existing HDD from a good Tivo using jmfs then install it onto the failed Tivo?
Will this even work?
Do I need to run Clear and Delete?
Do I need to run any Kickstarts?
Is there any place to download (for free) a image without messing with the other Tivos?

Largest eSATA Expansion Drive Supported

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:15
Hello -

Quick / easy question (hopefully)...

What is the largest capacity drive you can install in an eSATA enclosure, attach to a Roamio Pro and have it auto-configure?

I know the 1TB WD DVR Expander is the largest "official" drive that TiVo supports but was wondering if there was an opportunity to go the unsupported route with a 2TB or 3TB expansion drive for extra capacity and still have the auto-configure feature work?

Not looking to get into a hacking/WinMFS/manual "marrying" type of situation like was prevalent on earlier models.


Help with best setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:34
I have just joined the Tivo world the other day! I'm quite pleased thus far.

However, now that I'm 'expanding' (and eliminating cable boxes) I have a question in regards to the best approach.

Right now I have the following:

1 Roamio Plus
3 Mini's

(4 tv's to be hooked up)

I'm worried about tuner capacity if all televisions are being 'watched' live.

Should I invest in another Roamio (basic?) to replace one of the mini's? And, if so, does it have the capability of 'sharing' recordings with the Plus?

What are your suggestions?

Out of Home Streaming Technical Architecture

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:31
Has anyone discovered and/or described the technical architecture behind out of home streaming?

It appears to be firewall friendly and doesn't require opening ports for connectivity to be initiated from the destination device, so I'm wondering if every TiVo and/or Stream now has a constant open connection that allows instantaneous connectivity between an out-of-home device and the TiVo. Perhaps some type of long polling architecture is being used?

Season Pass for the Today Show - Only Want to Record the 1st Showing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:48
The Today Show on NBC is listed as 3 shows: 7am-9am, 9am-10am, and 10am-11am.

I only want to record the first showing (7am-9am). Is there any way in the Season Pass options to do this?

I know in Windows Media Center, you can do this selecting the start time of the show. I could not find any options in the Season Pass Manager.

Chromecast Update Arrives, Vevo & Plex Streaming In Tow

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:17

Chromcast update 14651 has arrived. And, with it, a refreshed TV home screen that does away with the WiFi signal strength meter. Under the hood, we find the requisite bug fixes plus an enhanced SDK to support new curated partners and their apps. Of the 10 new streaming partners, you need only concern yourself with [...]

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Fast n Loud - Smokey & the Bandit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 05:00
Tacky, predictable, over the top, bad acting, produced...and I loved every minute of it. The sheriff was a riot. Burt Reynolds is still awesome.

Wishlist - Multiple Categories?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 23:23
Is there any way to use multiple categories in a wishlist?

It'd be great if TiVo would add channels, mpaa ratings, o wishlists as well.

Streaming Stops just before end

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 22:29
I've had the same issue since I started streaming with my Roamio Plus, when I stream a recorded show from the Roamio to my iPad, the show stops 1 to 2 minutes before the end of the recording. I know there is more time left if I go check the recording on the TiVo, I can watch the last minute.
Anyone else had this happen?

I'm stuck on Getting Program Info on my Series 2...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:57
I'm stuck on "Getting Program Info" while setting up my newly inherited Series 2.

It stays on "Preparing" for a long time and then connects, but it times out on "Getting Info".

I already tried a "Kick Start" and now it gets this far, but I'm stuck here.

Betts4 sent me here to see if anyone could help, she already talked about this on HH earlier.

I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can provide!

Thanks in advance!!!!

Location of record for this site.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:55
I have decided it is time for a official complaint where is the location of record of this site owner?

Tim S.


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