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Roamio & Series3 remote control conflict

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 18:43
Hello all!

I was able to take advantage of the Friends & Family discount to upgrade from a S3 OLED a Roamio Plus.

Shockingly, my CableCard pairing on Fios was smooth without any issues, but I'm having an issue with the remote controls.

My S3, now hooked up to a Slingbox, is located next to the Roamio. However, when I change channels on the S3 via Sling, my Roamio also changes to the same channel! I was under the impression that the Roamio used RF, while the S3 is IR.

Is there a way to get these two to coexist without moving them to separate rooms?


Connecting Mini to Roamio Pro - Tech Support Told Me I Need Both Ethernet & MoCA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 17:21
I'm trying to setup a Mini with my Roamio Pro. I'm new to Tivo and the Roamio is working just fine.

Note, here are the instructions from the Tivo website on Mini installation:

1) Connect TiVo Mini to the TV.
- For high-definition TV, connect the HDMI cable (included in the package) between TiVo Mini and the TV.
- For other TV types, use component and/or composite breakout cables (available in the TiVo Store).

2) Connect TiVo Mini to the home network using Ethernet or MoCA.
- Ethernet: Connect TiVo Mini to an open input on the router or to an Ethernet jack in the wall using an Ethernet cable.
- MoCA: If you use a MoCA network in your home, connect the coax cable from the wall to the MoCA jack on the back of TiVo Mini.

3) Plug in the TiVo Mini power cord.

4) Make sure you have a direct line of sight between TiVo Mini and your TiVo remote control. If you plan to put TiVo Mini in a cabinet or other enclosed area, you will need a TiVo IR Adapter.

I noticed that instruction #2 uses a "or" for the type of connection. I choose to connect my Mini via Ethernet and a RG6 coax connection was NOT made. Well, I was getting the V70 error (Cannot Connect to DVR). I called Tech Support and they stated I needed to connect both Ethernet and RG6 Coax and set my Roamio network setting to "ethernet+MoCA". FYI, my Mini is activated on my account.

So is the Tivo Technician correct? If so, they need to change the instructions since when I read the "or", I implied that I could just use the Ethernet connection (and all the data would be sent from the Roamio to the Mini via IP).

Slew of problems with new Roamio Pro / Minis

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 16:05
These are really starting to drive me batty ...

Really three big ones:

- Periodically my Minis will get into a state where they won't play live TV. If I switch to Live TV, they'll play fine for 5-10 seconds, and then freeze. If I simply start a recording and watch a recording of the channel, everything is fine. Usually that "unsticks" it going forward, but I've had to reboot the Roamio to fix it a couple times.
- Periodically when I turn on a TV on one of the Minis, I get a blue screen with the spinning blue circle on it. Hard powering the Mini is the only fix when that happens. (May not be a Roamio issue, but rather a Mini issue?)
- I never, ever, have all of my damn channels authorized with the Cablecard. They come and go at random times. Some channels will work now and in an hour won't be working. Sometimes changing channels and then back again will bring a channel back up. I would've blamed this on Comcast, but twice I've had a channel not authorized error on the Roamio or a Mini, but another one connected to the Roamio works fine. Its clearly not a cablecard authorization problem if SOME tuners can get it.

On the latter one, Comcast support keeps blaming TiVo. I've had then re-authorize the cable hard a half dozen times, which does tend to fix things for a little while. I've replaced the card twice. All signs point to a TiVo problem.

The Roamio is my sixth TiVo in the last 14 years, and the first I've run into any real issues with. Are these common? Is the combination of Roamio and Mini still new and buggy?

Infrastructure-wise, its a Roamio Pro, three Minis on Comcast. Two of the minis are connected via MoCa. The Roamio and the third Mini are connected via Ethernet that is bridged via MoCa. (I had a MoCa network already in place when I got the Roamio). Monitoring the network, I don't see any reason to think there's anything network related causing the issues. (The only one that COULD be is the spinning circle, but a reboot wouldn't make it go away if it was a network issue.)

If anyone has any suggestions, they're appreciated. The new TiVos are getting a big thumbs down from the family, and I'm getting pressure to put back the old TiVo HD boxes... which I *really* don't want to do.

Roamio Hard Drive Upgrade Problem.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 16:01
I have a new Roamio Basic that I upgraded the hard drive to a WD AV-GP 3 TB immediately after opening the box.

The physical installation of the drive went without any difficulties. Initial boot with the new drive took a exceptionally long time of over one hour due to the formatting of the large 3 Tb drive.

When the initial formatting and installation of the Tivo OS was complete the Tivo started to play it's startup annimations. These animations played back with stuttering and no audio. After this anomaly the remainder of the setup was uneventful.

On day three of the new Roamio I awoke to find the device rebooting. The reboot suffered the same startup animation stuttering and also exhibited very slow menu navigation and tuning to an ota channel resulted in the tv going blank for several minutes. The Roamio was unresponsive to remote commands at this time, I could however see that the yellow light on the Roamio blinked with remote presses.

The Roamio eventually recovered from this non responsive state and normal ota viewing resumed. Normal viewing continued for an hour or so. Eventually the non-responsiveness returned. This also had a blank channel guide during tuning.

At this point I was forced to reconsider my choice to upgrade the hard drive. I decided at this point re-install the original 500 Gb drive. This went without event. Initial startup with the new drive was fast and the the animations played smoothly. Menu navigation is fast and ota tuning is fast as well.

My question is, has anyone else experienced a similar issue related to a hard drive upgrade? At this point, barring someone else's opinion; I'm inclined to believe the new 3 Tb drive is defective.

Thought's anyone?

Thanks in advance.


Audio through stereo issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 14:30
I have a series 4 Tivo. The issue is that I can't get any cable channels to play through my stereo. However, I can stream songs from my computer through the Tivo and they play through the stereo just fine. I have my stereo connected to the Tivo box with an optical cable.

I am not very knowledgable about stereo stuff. So I may be overlooking something simple.

Thanks for any help.

20.3.8 Coming Soon

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:42
New Priority List is up for 20.3.8:
http://www.tivo.com/priority_20_3_8 (note tivo.com/priority redirects to the priority_20_3_8 page now). Also, as the quote below shows, Minis and Roamios don't need to add their TSNs to the list. They'll update as soon as it's released, supposedly. Quote: We are preparing to release a software update (20.3.8) for TiVo Premiere, TiVo Mini, and TiVo Roamio boxes. TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini boxes will automatically receive the update on the day it becomes available. TiVo Premiere boxes will be updated in groups. If you would like your TiVo Premiere to be in one of the first groups to be updated, please enter your TiVo Service Number below.

Note: Only TiVo Premiere boxes purchased directly from TiVo.com or a retailer are eligible for this update. Boxes provided by cable companies will be updated on a different schedule.

There Should Be An Easy Way to Return to Netflix Shows Within the Tivo Central GUI

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:17
Within the Tivo Central interface, I know is very easy and seamless to search, select, and watch Netflix shows. The problem is that it is not as easy to return to the show. For example, let's say I started watching Breaking Bad. I then stop it halfway through Season 1, Episode 3. Now a week later goes by you want to continue watching it and you don't remember what episode you are on. I know you can go directly into Netflix and it will list recently watch shows. In my opinion, there should be a "Recently Watch" menu within the Tivo Central GUI where is lists all the streaming shows and record shows that you watched in the past and you can easily resume where you left it.

So am I missing something? Is there an easy way within the Tivo Central GUI to resume your Netflix shows? To me, it seems that Tivo is trying to merge other streaming services into the Tivo ecosystem to make it transparent but it's not there yet.

Upgrade hard drive later

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:03
Just got my TiVo Roamio Plus and was going to set it up this weekend, although there is no rush. Still waiting for the Mini which should arrive early next week.

Anyway, I think I'll want to upgrade to 3TB right away. What are the downsides to getting started with existing drive and using the TiVo for a few days, weeks or even months?

I know recordings would be lost. May not be a big deal. Maybe they can be transferred to computer and back if needed?

Would I need to re-run guided setup with new drive?

Cable cards need to be re-paired?

Anything else?


JRiver Media Center 19 and Tivo Premier

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 12:37
My TIVO Premiers are working fine with TIVO Desktop Plus 2.8.3 with either TiVo Beacon or Bonjour. I'm evaluating JRivers Media Center 19 and can't get it to work with TIVO and can't find any instructions that pertain to version 19.

Does anybody have this working?

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 11:23
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Problem with out of home streaming on Romio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:53
I have two homes and two Romio Pros. I am having a problem streaming in one of my homes. Can you have two streams in you tivo account? They are in diffrent location. I can only stream in one location.

Issues with new Roamio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:13
I just hooked up my new Roamio Pro, upgrading from Premiere Elite. I moved my cablecard over and hooked up tuning adapter. Called Cox(Baton Rouge, LA) and paired card. Was successful per cox guy, and TA was linked and working. However some channels will cause the cable card pairing screen to appear. Then when I hit "clear" that channel is blank and gives a V58 error. Other HD channels work, but the cablecard pairing screen will randomly pop up requiring me to hit "clear". That channel will then keep working.

I don't know whether these are only SDV channels because I can't find a list of SDV channels in Baton Rouge. Called Cox again and guy on phone did not seem to know a lot. He wound up just saying the signal looked weak and he would send out a service call next week. I foresee a technician fumbling around for a few hours and accomplishing nothing so I wanted to check with y'all first.

The Premiere Elite (and 2 previous TiVos) all worked fine with this same TA and Motorola cablecard.

Any ideas?


Pairing a Roamio with a cable card from a Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 10:11
Thinking of upgrading from my Premiere to a Roamio. Will the multi stream cable card I've been using auto pair with the new box, or will I have to go through my cable company (TWC) to re-pair everything? I have found the pairing process through Time Warner, a nightmare. Thanks

Sport In America: Our Defining Stories - On HBO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 09:39
Just a shout out for a TV Movie Documentary I really enjoyed. Sports is a big part of my life, and a big part of what brings our family together. I thought this talked a lot about the moments and emotions that sports brings to us as a community.

Highly recommend.

Blocking IR signal to 1 device when 2 Tivos side by side

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/07/2013 - 00:23
I have my S3 and Roamio side by side so that I can have them both connected to my router in order to enable the quickest transfer of recordings. The problem is using the Tivo remote on the Roamio also controls the S3, and I unwittingly deleted entire groups of shows on the S3 (luckily I was able to recover).

Is there anyway of blocking the remote control signal to the Series3 yet still allow it to register on the network for the transfers to continue?

I'm considering either wrapping it in foil or taking it off my shelving unit and placing it at a 45 degree angle, if the cord length allows.

Is TVLand airing uncut episodes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 23:47
I gave up on TVLAND years ago because they hacked and time pressed episodes really badly. Recently while looking at the on screen guide, I noticed sometimes hour long episodes from the 60s & 70s are running about 1:15.

Because I do not watch TVLAND anymore, I have no idea why the episodes would be that long other than being uncut and\or more commercials.

Pixelation & dropped recordings becoming too frequent

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:32
We had the experience from heck getting our Roamio installed and working correctly through Cox Cable here in Omaha. It took 1.5 months but finally Cox got their tuning adaptors upgraded to accommodate the 6 tuners and I thought all was finally well. Unfortunately over the past month we've had more and more problems with pixelation. When it hits, it hits every channel and every tuner. It can go on for just a few minutes to a few hours. If it is bad enough and Tivo is trying to record it will just drop the recording all together. If it gets really bad we'll lose TV signals altogether. It is now happening where I am losing 2-3 recordings per week and I am getting aggravated all over again! :mad:

I've tried searching here in the forums but I'm not finding others posting about similar issues. I'm trying to decide if this would be a Tivo issue or if it would be possibly a cable card and/or tuning adaptor issue with Cox? Where should I begin to try and figure out the problem? What exactly causes pixelation?

Right now I'm looking at the the stupid V52 message floating around my screen after more pixelation and a lost recording and ready to throw the darn thing out the window. Any help is appreciated!

ETA: Rebooting doesn't help!

How many MoCA's do I need if...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:27
I am going to get a Roamio with the built in MoCA. I want to get a Mini for the kitchen TV, which will need a MoCA, but does my router need a MoCA too if the Roamio has one built in?

TiVo Roamio and Xfinity X1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:53
This may sound like a dumb question but let me explain the situation. I currently have a large X1 install with 3 DVR's and 8 terminals. I am so tired of X1's bugs and bought a TiVo Roamio Pro and 2 TiVo mini's. The Pro is hooked up and works great, however I need to install the minis and eventually replace all the xfinity equipment with TiVo Pro's and Minis. My question is during this transition can both function on moca without causing an issue and brining the other down?

Hope this makes sense


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