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Should there have been a white TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:34
The picture* leading off this article


at least when I first saw it as a thumnail, triggered my S3 HD front panel detector, and made me wonder if TiVo could have gotten anywhere with a box done in white.

*a little more copyright wary after the hottest actresses kerfuffle.

Program an input toggle for denon?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:03
It's feast or famine with remotes, innit? Woe is usually not having discrete inputs on a remote. But not this time, my denon avr-x3000 does not have input toggle on it's remote. Which I'd need in order to teach my Tivo Roamio how to toggle inputs on the avr. All it has are discrete buttons for each input.

So, how do i get an input toggle into the tivo remote? Is there a known compatible code number to use in order to program the roamio remote without teaching it from another remote via IR?

I suppose I could jump through hoops and try and find one of my other universal remotes, the use that to teach the tivo remote. Trouble is they're all in boxes "somewhere" yet to be unpacked since moving. No doubt not with their paperwork, so that'd be a whole other digging adventure to find their codes too.

Somebody know if one of the pre-existing codes in the remote will handle this?


TiVo Blog - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:30
Romance means different things to different people. This Valentine’s Day, your best bet is to figure out what it means to your special someone and make a grand gesture. The grand gesture makes up for the silly fights, the less-than-inspired date nights, and telling her she’s acting like her mother—it’s also what makes a great romantic movie. The grand gesture is the scene you remember years later, like Jake presenting Samantha with a birthday cake in “Sixteen Candles” or Cindy jumping on the back of Ronald’s lawnmower in “Can’t Buy Continue Reading

Stream on another account?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:35
Does the stream have to active on your account or can you choose which system to stream on?

ie.... Say I have a cable company TiVo service which doesn't allow access to activate boxes it to their existing installed whole house service.

Does Stream required to be registered or does it just work when you attach it to your home network? I read the online stuff at Tivo.com and while it mentions writing down the tsn number, it doesn't mention registering it online with your account.

tuners available question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:16
Setup is a Roamio pro and a mini.
Last night the roamio was recording 5 things at the same time. I went to the mini and was unable to watch live tv. - No tuners available.

Question: Does the roamio always reserve 1 tuner? So, only 5 tuners are available to the mini? Or was this a problem on my end?

question about TV lineup changes coming to TWC austin

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:40
I've been informed that a TV lineup change is coming to Austin during the first part of March.
If most/all of the line up is changed, can I assume that I'll just need to re-run the channel setup again?

Also, what will happen to my season passes or any other scheduled recordings? Will I need to remove and re-add them so they now have the correct channel?

Netflix vid dropouts last night

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:34
Last night I tried to watch a Netflix movie and every 15 or so seconds the screen went black for about 1-2 seconds (no sound) and then resumed. (Other than that, the picture and audio was very good) After about 5 minutes of this I rebooted the Roamio, no change so I then watched the movie on the same network connection from my PS3 with no problem whatsoever.

I didn't see this issue listed here so I'm wondering if anyone else may have experience this problem yesterday or recently. I do see commentary on the Netflix layout but this definitely seemed like it had the potential to be a Netflix vs Roamio issue.

I meant to see if my Bravia Smart TV exhibited the same issue since Netflix is baked into it, but forgot to check it on there.

Netflix Aspect Ratio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:01
Running into a problem with the new Netflix app....

While trying to watch Adam-12 and the original Star Trek series, it seems that the original 4:3 aspect ratio has been stretched to 16:9.

Everything looks normal when the Netflix app starts. Nothing is "stretched" on main screen where you can scroll thru the show in your queue.

Is this a Netflix issue or can I change the aspect ratio via the remote when viewing Netflix?

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 11, 2014

TiVo Blog - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 09:00
Last night’s Top Moments were all about the pipe—the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe competition, that is. The highly-anticipated event ended in disappointment for Team USA’s Shaun White: After foregoing his spot in the Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle in order to focus on the quest of a Gold hat trick in the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe, White suffered a disappointing loss to Russian-born Iouri Podladtchikov, a/k/a/ “I-Pod.” White had scored a 95.75 with a fabulous second qualifying run, but in the finals he struggled on a slushy halfpipe, ultimately yielding Gold to I-Pod and Continue Reading

Justified -- "Kill The Messenger" -- S05E06 -- OAD 2.11.14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 06:44
"It was consexual..."

Boyd's bad ass quotient just rose ten-fold...

Virgin Media Moves 2 Million TiVos

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:36

While TiVo’s US retail operation hasn’t fared so well in recent years, Virgin Media has seen great success from the TiVo platform in the UK… having just crossed the 2 million customer mark after about three years of availability. Virgin’s experience is largely TiVo as we know it, yet the 3-tuner hardware is foreign to […]

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How to easily restore from PIP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:54
Sorry if this has been already answered elsewhere! Is there a specific key/button combination to restore whatever is in the PIP screen? If I'm viewing a recorded show and press the Tivo button, I get the PIP, and can view my recording list, do searches, etc., but I can't get back to the recorded show (that is, dismiss the PIP) with only one key/button press as far as I've been able to discover. If I'm watching a live show and bring up the PIP, just pressing the "live tv" button dismisses the PIP, and I'm back to a full screen live program. I hope I've explained my question satisfactorily.

Creating a vmdk image of my original TiVo hard drive to present to jmfs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:24
I usually use the jmfs ISO inside a VM under either VMware Fusion on a Mac or VMware Workstation on a PC to image larger hard drives to put into my TiVo Premiere. I usually have the two hard drives hooked up via SATA/USB adapters and sitting on my desk.

My original TiVo 320GB disk is over 4 years old, and although it works fine for now I know it will eventually fail due to a mechanical issue. Is there any way to create an image of the disk in vmdk format that I can keep somewhere else? That way I can mount that instead of searching for my original HD.

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pytivo help

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:49
Ok, I need to use pytivo to transfer closed captions back to my TiVo-- this seems ridiculous but is apparently true. Pytivo is incredibly complicated to install and use. I may have installed it, but I have no idea how to configure or use it. What's a share? Can anyone point me to a relatively user friendly guide? thanks, and why can't TiVo to go just transfer the captions back? it's really easy to use

"TiVo DVR does not support out-of-home streaming" iOS APP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:17
I set up my TiVo for streaming in the app on Sunday with my new Roamio and tested it out while away later that day and it worked. Now tonight while away from home I'm getting this error message. I'm able to connect to my home network in other ways so I know the network isn't down. Is anyone else experiencing it or has experienced similar and knows why?

What is the best UPS system for Roamio PRO?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:35
What would you say is the best UPS system for the Roamio PRO? I looked at weaknees and they recommend this unit: http://www.weaknees.com/protect.php

Is that a good unit? I don't want anything too expensive, but I want to stop TiVo from losing power and having to reboot (down here we lose power very, very often... too much ocean and sunshine I guess :rolleyes: )

Advance/Replay... what am I doing wrong?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:35
While watching live tv, I used to use this button (photo 1) to skip back to the beginning of what ever was in the buffer (photo 2).

Now, I can't get that to happen :( I went into settings and tried setting up the advance/replay options both ways.. but it still doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong? How do I get back to the beginning of the buffer while watching live tv? :confused:

Just in case Tivo forgot...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:03
Really would like Android support for Stream....


Roamio front panel is the TiVo mascot face?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:11
I've had my Roamio for a week, and I just noticed that the full width of the front panel forms the smiling TiVo mascot face when the green power & red record lights are on. Do you see it, or is it my imagination? I wonder whether the TiVo designers did it on purpose.

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 10, 2014

TiVo Blog - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:06
Heat wave—literally and figuratively! Temperatures in the 60s caused dangerously soft snow on the Sochi  slopes, but that didn’t stop the top athletes skiing their way to the five most-watched moments from NBC’s Monday night coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics. Top male and female Alpine skiers tore through one of the hardest courses in downhill history. The course heartbreakingly conquered some, while others conquered it in these breathtaking five Top Moments. Top Moment #1 was a dangerous and scary full speed crash in the Downhill portion of the Women’s Continue Reading


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