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Roku Refreshes Low End Of Streamer Lineup

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 07:14

Three new streamers will be joining the Roku 3 for the 2013 holiday season… as Roku continues to confuse customers by reusing product names (despite differing features and channel support). The new Roku LT, Roku 1, and Roku 2 sport the updated look introduced with the R3 and we’ll continue to recommend the $50 model [...]

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Roamio Video on Demand auto download not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 06:16
I have two base Roamios, and two Series 3 OLEDs.

The Video on Demand Season Pass automatic downloads do not work on the Roamios, but do work on the Series 3 OLEDs.

Example: Tekzilla. I've had a season pass to Tekzilla on one Series 3 for a year or two. No problems.

I migrate from a Series 3 to a base Roamio, transfer my OTA season passes and shows to the Roamio, and let them both run for a couple of days. The Roamio is working fine for the OTA shows.

I then add a season pass for the Tekzilla web show to the Roamio. A week or two later, I realize I'm not getting Tekzilla web shows. If I surf the Roamio to the Tekzilla listing, I can select a show and use Watch Now without problem. But automatic transfer via season pass or manually selecting several past episodes to be downloaded to the Roamio does not work. A few past episodes will download, then nothing more.

I tried a different base Roamio, same problem.

Each week, a Tekzilla show appears on the Series 3, but no show appears on the Roamios.

All TiVos are connected to the same netgear switch in the media center. All TiVos use the same DNS config, subnet mask and gateway. Each Tivo has a unique static IP address configured on the same subnet. All TiVos connect to the TiVo service, and Netflix and Hulu Plus without problem, so the problem must be with Roamio implementation of this function.

I get the same symptoms for a Security Now web show season pass as well.

The base Roamio software is not up to snuff.

Sons of Anarchy - "Poenitentia" - 9/24/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:29
Clay lives, (yet again!), Tig dies :(
I do NOT accept this!:mad: (Irish be DAMNED!)

Wish they would just go ahead a spin off Bobby and his nomads into it's own series and get on with that story. (seems like what is ultimately going to happen anyway)

To Do LIstMystery

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:44
I have been using Tivo for almost 15 years now and never saw this before. Don't even know how it is possible.

I have two Series 3 Tivos bought at the same time and both upgraded with 1TB drives. Because the CBS Sunday schedule is going to be disrupted by a fxxtball game, I decided to move a scheduled recording of the Amazing Race to the other Tivo. The episode is now and has been for several days showing in both To Do Lists.

The Episode scheduled for 8PM on 9/24 is titled, "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" and shows as Episode 2301. All that is identical in both To Do Lists but here is the mystery. On the Tivo where it was originally scheduled as a season pass the episode is one hour long. On the Tivo where I added the recording it is listed as a two hour episode.

It is the first episode of the new season and IS a two hour episode. On the Tivo where I added the recording, there are no conflicts, no clipping, no problems. Same for the season pass recording except that it is erroneously showing it as a one hour episode with no conflicts, no clipping and no problems. How is this possible?

Before submitting this, I reviewed it and noticed that my use of the word fxxtball (which I will now change to fxxtball) was converted to a link which goes to an ad. I guess that is a new annoying addition since my last visit here on July 24.

OK, I guess there is no way around it because it has now made the word mxstery a new link to a different ad.

Using Tivo HD without cablecard and unscrambled standard package

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:18
I just moved to LA and I was planning on using OTA HD with my TiVo HD. For some reason I can't get a stable picture on any of the channels. I plugged my coaxial cable into my TV and I was getting all the normal broadcast channels in HD and extended cable in pretty horrible SD. I have TWC.

A couple questions:
- Is there any solution to record HD channels with my TiVo without installing cablecards?
- Anyone know if TWC always has free unscrambled local stations in HD or is it just a situation with my building? I don't want to set-up cable cards and have them turn off our whole building realizing the situation
-If I plug my antenna and the coaxial cable even though I don't get a good signal does that change anything?

I'm going to test it but I wanted to see if anyone has any good suggestions.

TiVo Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:09
I was all set to put in TiVo today with a TiVo Mini in one room and the main unit (500GB) in the other. The main unit was to replace the old cable DVR.

The glitch was with the other room in which the Mini has no input for an optical digital cable which I need to get full surround sound from my Denon receiver. That was the killer. So the installation process was cancelled.

Later, I saw a reference on this board back in August suggesting one way around this (I think) would be to purchase a Monoprice HDMI Audio Converter. Will this work or are there other workarounds? Thanks if anyone has a solution or suggestions. --Rich

Roamio Plus - 6 Tuners combining recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 21:44
Very weird Roamio recording issue tonight with multiple recordings on the same channel.

I have the following setup as Season Passes and these were all set to record this evening. All passes are padded on the end by 2 minutes. Overlap protection is ON. When I looked at my Todo list I was wondering why Tivo wasn't listing a conflict…..but what I found was really odd:

(all program times actual guide times. 2 minutes padding added onto end in season pass settings)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Channel 806
8:30 - 9:00

Top Gear - Channel 872
9:00 - 10:00

19 Kids and Counting - Channel 867
9:00 - 9:30

New Girl - Channel 806
9:00 - 9:30

The Goldbergs - Channel 805
9:01 - 9:31

The Mindy Project - Channel 806
9:30 - 10:00

19 Kids and Counting - Channel 867
9:30 - 10:00

Trophy Wife - Channel 805
9:31 - 10:00


I only put in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine because I got a weird recording, but that doesn't really play into the recording issue.

As you can see above…..I have 4 shows recording at once in the 9-9:30 block. All would extend over by 2 minutes, so when 9:30 rolled around, The Mindy Project should have used the 5th tuner, and 19 Kids should have used the 6th tuner. Now…..when Trophy Wife started at 9:31, all 6 tuners SHOULD have been busy…..but somehow everything was recorded.

Here's what the Tivo actually recorded…….all the weirdness is with the Fox shows (Channel 806).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine shows the program recorded time of 54 minutes (in the blue program bar). However, the actual time recorded (the green play bar) was only 32 minutes (as it should have been)
Top Gear recorded fine - 1hr 2 min
Both 19 Kids and Counting recorded fine - 32 minutes each
The Goldbergs recorded fine - 32 minutes
Trophy Wife recorded fine - 31 minutes

Now the weird stuff:
New Girl shows 1 hr 23 minutes in the blue bar. Actual recording time INCLUDED Brooklyn Nine-Nine AND New Girl for a total of 1 hr
The Mindy Project shows 1 hr 53 minutes in the blue bar. Actual recording time INCLUDES Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl AND The Mindy Project for a total of 1 hr 30 min

Definitely weird stuff all going on with those back to back recordings.

Anyone seen anything like this before?

-Kevin

HR10-250 and HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 21:15
So this months bill had HD turned on for my HR10-250. After 75 minutes on the phone with D (3 departments), retention was able to remove it.

Tech support said they just rolled out new software that looks for HD receivers without service and automatically adds it. He said somewhere in their settings they had me as a Genie too. Not sure about that, I do not own one. Retention did a manual software override since tech support could not. I told them I would leave after being a customer for 15 years if they did not fix it.

I realize there is newer equipment out there, I just choose to use this unit. Any other veteran HR10-250 users getting billed for HD? My bill just came yesterday.

MrFixit

im coming back baby, yeah!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 20:55
my cable company went to digital a few years ago now so my old tivo's were no longer any good and i have had a long run of bad luck so i have been tapped on money so could never save up enough to buy a new premiere or lifetime service but my cable company switched over from some brand of dvr to premier xl4's for under twenty bucks a month so i pulled the trigger and they will be here to install thursday afternoon and i cant wait to finally be able to record more then one show at a time and finally be able to skip over commercials again!

i hope i can temporarily hook up my old tivo and move over some shows i had recorded?

but if not im still very happy to be almost back!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9/24/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 20:45
Seems like the writers are having fun making jokes about themselves. Loved the comment about trying too hard to spell out S.H.I.E.L.D. There were a couple other things like that which are slipping my mind right now.

The show looks promising.

Tivo Premiere and directv

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 18:13
I'm seeing conflicting information on this so i'm starting a new thread. Just a question, is there anyway to get a Tivo Premiere to work with Directv? Sounds like the answer to that is no but I want to make sure.

Thanks in advance.
dcrocker

Steranko reviews SHIELD!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 18:08
Man, is THIS gonna be made of awesome! Jim Steranko, the man who invented Nick Fury & SHIELD as we know them*, will be reviewing each week's episode for The Hollywood Reporter!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...teranko-635504

He's led a pretty incredible life. And he'll be the first to tell you that!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Steranko

* Yes, I know, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby created both the character and the organization. But Steranko took over the book fairly early, and turned it into something cool.

ipad app going senile - doesn't recognize home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:35
I'm overall loving the iOS TiVo App with my new Roamio and Mini. Just one problem -- I think it's going a little senile because sometimes it doesn't recognize home.

I've got a Roamio downstairs and a Mini upstairs. Each location has its own wireless access point (sharing the same ssid and security settings, but on different channels.) The two networks are joined via MoCA -- the Roamio's internal adapter downstairs, and a standalone adapter upstairs.

The ipad app mostly recognizes that it is home, but occasionally gets confused when I change floors and/or change which TiVo device it is controlling. When that happens it will switch to its away state. Sooner or later it will eventually re-recognize home but I haven't found a pattern yet.

The network is otherwise solid. I am not seeing problems on any other device as far as losing connectivity to other devices on its own floor, or the other floor. Its just the ipad app.

There is no other network that the ipad is joining, neither wifi nor radio (which it doesn't even have.) Its always talking to one of my two APs.

Anyway, does anyone have any technical details they can point me towards as far as how the app is trying to establish whether its home or not? If I better understood that maybe I could better figure out why its getting confused.

Download from Roamio problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:14
Any video downloaded from my Roamio Pro cannot be viewed with Windows Media Player or VideoReDo. This is true which ever download program I use, Tivo Desktop, pyTivo or KMTTG. The programs either crash or say they can't play that format.

If I transfer the video to my old S3 and then download there is no problem working with the file in VideoReDo on Windows Media Player.

If I transfer a video from my old S3 to the Roamio and then download it to my computer it fails to play.

Everything was working fine downloading from my old S3 or my THD before the Roamio. Nothing has changed on my computer.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,
Bob

Tired Of Blaming Games Canceled Service Today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:57
4 tuners only able to get 3 one with no signal. I got tired of Tivo saying is a Fios card problem even after i replaced a Roamio once and two diferent cable cards with the latest firmware. Just tired after 3 weeks of back and forth and closed account. Its a Tivo problem but they will just not admit it. I was only getting 3 tuners and one tuner without a signal then I programed Roamio to only receive 3 tuners and now I get 2 good tuners and the third with no signal making my season pass a crap shoot. Some will record and others wont due to no signal. Lost money on Roamio will try to sell. Its a shame because i liked tivo.

Roamio base and 3 minis?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:54
Newbie here...just wanted to get an exact answer from someone that has the Roamio. Basically, I have 4 TV's total and I want to use the Roamio base model to steam recorded shows (rarely, if ever, watch live TV) to the other 3 minis. My question is this- will watching a recorded show on a mini, take up a tuner from the Roamio? I called Tivo twice today, and two different people said that it does...meaning if I had all 3 minis watching recorded shows, then the base Roamio would only have one tuner left to record new shows. This sounds stupid to me, as the mini shouldn't be using a tuner to watch what is on the harddrive, but the Tivo reps insisted this is true. What is the real life answer please?

Roamio wont record fox channel 1005

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:16
This is weird, was trying to record Sleepy Hollow on fox. But for some reason the Roamio just goes to the station and does not record it, black screen. I can go to the station manually and it actually shows whats on, but it doesn't build up a buffer and if I press record nothing happens.

But the kicker is that it will record channel 5 fox in standard definition. Does this sound like a Roamio issure, or cable card(which is Cisco). I'm with Cox here in San Diego. I haven't noticed this issue with any other stations on my Roamio, and thoughts whats going on?

Jason

Tivo Premiere XL4 Ebay auction

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 15:16
I also have an e-bay auction for the Tivo Premiere XL4 bundle if anyone is interested:

Premiere XL4, TiVo Stream, MoCA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170498635...84.m1555.l2649

Premiere

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281170499295...84.m1555.l2649

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