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Getting CableCard from small cable company

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 20:14
Hello

I have a new (small, local) cable company which is provided by my landlord. The cable they provide is ALL digital and unencrypted (on the back end, all they really do is stream dish network programming)...

Upon requesting a cablecard, anyone I spoke to over the phone did not know what I was talking about so I had to leave a message for a tech. They returned my call and told me that since their digital cable is unencrypted I do not need a cablecard and they would not provide one. They also (for some reason...) said IF I needed one to contact motorola since they are the manufacturer of the M-Card....... I'm getting the feeling these guys have absolutely no idea what they're talking about? Anyone else have a similar experience anywhere?

Aren't cable companies required by law to provide cable cards upon request? Someone I spoke to from TiVo suggested that my cable company was small enough that it would not be required by law to provide the cable card but neither of us could find any documentation supporting that. Has anyone else heard that (link please?)?


Thanks

Remote not responsive when downloading

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 20:03
Anyone having an issue w/ the remote not responsive when the TiVo unit's downloading stuff (e.g. amazon instant video, or podcasts etc.)?

Internet and TiVO Service connection problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 19:51
Hi, have my Roamio Pro for about a week now.
Ever since getting it, I've had problems with internet connectivity.

When I press the TiVO button, or when I go to the what to watch now section, I'd see various messages about not connected to the internet , or not connected to the tivo service, or connected to the internet but some problem. Netflix also fails to connect.
Errors: C501, C133, ui-133

When the problem happens, I just need to wait a couple of seconds, then it resolves itself and the error goes away.

If the error shows up, and I troubleshoot the network connection, it always works, no problems.

My iOS TiVO apps also report the box has lost internet connectivity.

It looks like the TiVo has some intermittent network problem.

I contacted chat support, and I felt like the person could not get me of the line quick enough, did you reboot, no, have you rebooted, no, ok reboot, and then come back, bye.

I've rebooted.
I've swapped ethernet cables.
I've swapped switch ports.
Same problem.

My internet connection is working just fine.
I have many devices connected and none have any problems.
I tried the same CAT6 cable that my working Roku uses for the TiVO, same problem.

Searching I see old threads dating back to 2011 with similar symptoms.
No resolution.

My setup:
Roamio Pro
FiOS 75/35.
Wired CAT6 ethernet.
90266

Any ideas?
P.

Two tivos, one GLO remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 19:12
I have some older series 3 HD TiVos that have standard remotes with the 1-2 switch to allow one TiVO peanut remote to control two TiVOs. These older series 3s are all in basement rooms and lightly used on a daily basis.

I now also have a 4-tuner premeire in our main bedroom, but am using an older Series 3 (OLED) glo remote with it. All works good.

I was thinking of moving one of the older series 3 TiVos from the basement and stack it on top of the bedroom's 4-tuner Premiere, but then wanted to somehow use only one remote for both. Is this possible with the Series 3 GLO remote or does the remote HAVE to have that 1-2 switch in order to be able to do this?

Strange black screen streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 18:30
Anyone else seen this? I was streaming a show from my Premiere. It was an SD show, 480i, recorded from an Analog channel. I played a few minutes of it and it worked fine, then I went into the menus to check something, and when I tried to resume it I could hear the audio but the video was black. I left it playing for a few seconds thinking it might recover, but it didn't so I exited and restarted the stream from the beginning. This time it worked.

It only happened that once, but I haven't watched a lot of shows on it yet, so I'm wondering if this is going to be a common problem or not.

Tivo vs. Hopper

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 16:52
We're thinking of getting DISH but wondering if buying the lifetime Tivo might be better than going with the Hopper. We hate subscriptions. Although being able to record 2000 hours on the Hopper is better than 75 on the Tivo, how many shows can you watch? Also the monthly fees on the Hopper plus Joey go up $12/month for a second TV. But we haven't tried either interface. Any thoughts, opinions?:confused:

Tivo and SonicWall Firmware 5.9.x IPS Download Issue Solution

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 15:21
So,

I just spent server hours on the phone with SonicWall, as my Firewall / IPS was not allowing the download of the Tivo program updates.

I had recently updated to firmware 5.9.x on the SonicWall, and the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) was block the Tivo programming update as a LOW LEVEL MALWARE ATTACK!

So, either the new firmware or the latest signatures for the latest firmware (5.9 at this posting), was causing the issue.

Unfortunately, you only have two options with a SonicWall:

1) Allow the Tivos to by-pass the IPS system completely. (Do you trust Tivo?)

2) Turn off the Low Priority Attacks setting on the SonicWall IPS.

Unlike a Palo Alto or Tipping Point, it appears that a common SonicWall (e.g. small business one) can not be set to allow a specific tripped rule to be turned off for a specific network object.

[At least that's what they told me... which doesn't make sense...]
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Copying Shows to New Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 14:04
I have seen a few threads where people have talked about transferring all their existing shows to the Roamio. Is that possible in bulk in any fashion? I don't really want to go show by show and move things, as that would take a lot of navigation just to get going. Can I at least transfer whole folders over at a time? Will it keep the show information?

Polk SurroundBar 5000 IR code?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 13:56
Is there a Roamio remote code that works with the Polk Audio SurroundBar 5000? I'd love to be able to change the volume with one remote...

Thanks all!

FS: Two Tivo HDs with Lifetime, 1TB upgrades, 157 HD hours

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 13:32
Two Tivo HDs with Lifetime Service and 1TB hard drive upgrades in excellent condition.

157 Hours. Cables, manuals, original boxes.

1) One remote is a limited edition RED Tivo remote. $300

2) The other has an original remote and the writing has rubbed off many of the buttons. (See picture.) It's still very usable for those of us who know the peanut -- or you could use your universal remote or buy a replacement online. $285

Prices include shipping in the continental US. UPS Ground with tracking.

PM
-tlc
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Season pass not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:52
On my Series 3, Season Pass will not record.

Any ideas what is wrong. I've tried it for a number of shows, and they do not show up in the "To Do' list.

Pixelation on one channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:48
I just setup my new Roamio Pro last night and I'm having an issue with one channel. The channel is the local FOX station, so I don't think it's a CableCRD issue and the station does not use the TA. When I tune the station on my Premiere or Elite it works fine, but when I tune it on my Roamio it's all broken up and pixelated. If I go to the DVR Diagnostics screen and look at the tuner that is set to that channel the signal strength is jumping all around in the range from 71 to 100 and the SNR jumps between 26 and 39. The most obvious sign of a problem is the "RS Uncorrected" and "RS Corrected" values are just constantly rising, after a few minutes reach numbers in the millions. When tuned to any other channel those numbers are 0 or really low, like less then 10.

Is anyone else seeing this? Any ideas what I can try to fix it? It's FOX so there are going to be some shows starting soon that I'm going to want to record.

Tivo Survey

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:47
Just had this question thrown at me during a Tivo survey:



With TiVo Mini today, one of the tuners on your TiVo Roamio box is assigned to your TiVo Mini at all times. This tuner is not available on your TiVo Roamio for recording shows, watching live TV, etc.

Are you aware that one of your TiVo Roamio tuners is always assigned to TiVo Mini?

Queuing Transfers Between TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:15
If I want to transfer all my shows from my Premiere to my Roamio, how many transfers can I queue up from the Roamio UI?

I know most people recommend using kmttg for batch transfers, but I'm having a hard time getting the PyTivo Push functionality to work properly.

Are low audio levels common?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:11
Hi, all:

I have a TiVo Premiere that seems to have an overall audio output level that is much lower than any of my other sources. The effect is noticeable on both the analog and HDMI outputs (that is, TiVo audio over analog is quieter than my other analog sources, and TiVo audio over HDMI is quieter than my other HDMI sources.) This has been the case for two receivers to which the TiVo has been connected (an Onkyo TX-SR605 and a Denon AVR-X3000.)

It does not seem to be affected by what is playing on the TiVo (Dolby Digital cable channels vs. stereo channels, or TiVo apps like Netflix vs. live/recorded cable TV.) All told, TiVo sound seems to be about 10dB lower than any other source (Apple TV, game consoles, Mac Mini, analog CD, etc.)

Both the Onkyo and the Denon have source level adjustments, so I can crank up the input gain on the TiVo's input so that the level is more or less matched to other sources (so that I don't get blasted out when I change inputs.) But the Denon's adjustment only works for the main zone, and I have a whole-house audio system connected to Zone 2. That's causing me some heartache, because if someone switches from TiVo to music (or any other source) in Zone 2, the levels are way out of balance.

So I'm curious if anyone else has seen this, and if there are any possible solutions. I'm wondering if maybe it has to do with my CableCard (or cable company - Cox in OKC) but I don't have a standard cable box to check against. I've also wondered if there is some way to access any "non-standard" TiVo settings that would somehow allow for an audio output gain adjustment. I'm also researching if there is some way I can apply the gain adjustment in my receiver to both zones, but that doesn't seem terribly likely.

I'd be willing to upgrade to a Roomio if it would alleviate the problem, but if it's a cable/CableCard issue, it doesn't seem like that would help.

Any thoughts?

--BeeEss

A/V Breakout Cable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:49
Anyone know anything Amazon carries that will work in this area? I have one old TV with no HDMI that I want to hook to one of my new Tivo Minis. I had just bought a Roku HD2 and it had a cable that may work, but I would prefer one with component output.

I can't find any specs on this cable and the "quick start poster" for the Mini lacks a lot of details.

newbie paypal/ebay seller questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:37
I have a couple of Tivo HD's I've been meaning to sell (lifetime, 1tb), but I've been delaying because of the impression that paypal will be a hassle.

I have ebay & pp accounts. I haven't bought anything for a couple of years and I've never sold anything on ebay.

To sell something, will I have to give paypal access to a bank account?

Once paid, how to I get my money from paypal?

Any general ebay advice? Auction or not? Timing? I know I'll take a hit for not having a selling history.

Thanks,
tlc

Eccleston vs Tenant vs Smith (Doctor Who)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:28
OK, lets leave Ereth's thread alone.

My take:

Eccleston was a good reboot, and set a great tone. He was good at conveying an underlying menace that the Doctor possesses, and he had a sense of humor. I think he failed a little with seeming smart even when acting silly, though. I liked his take, but he just pointed the gun in the right direction for Tenant and then Smith.

Tenant: He was great at playing up the whimsy and intelligence of the Doctor, but not so much with the power and menace under the surface. He was also great at showing how much the Doctor cares.

Smith: different than Tenant, but also great. I think he hit the mark with the Doctor's whimsy, intelligence, and menace. He also looked a little alien to me.

Tenant and Smith are tied, IMO. If I watch a lot of Smith episodes, he's my favorite, but if I watch a lot of Tenant episodes, then he's my favorite.

Remote problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:00
I put a new hard drive in a Premiere XL last night and everything went great with the setup. Today it is very sluggish responding to the remote. It has to be right on it to work. Any ideas on this?

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