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The Incredible Dr. Pol

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:53

This show is terrific! It reminds me of the book All Creatures Great And Small. It is a reality show about a vet and his family in rural Michigan. Dr. Pol treats small animals in his clinic, and big animals like horses and cows out in the field. Anyone else enjoy the program like me?

Lifetime Won't Happen until November

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:31
I activated my new Roamio and asked for $99 on my XL4. Which qualified but since I had just renewed under $99 a year the representative put it in as renewing November 2014 for lifetime.
It still shows account as 3 "good Standing" not lifetime. I did get an email that says I will get lifetime in November 2014.

Any ideas how I can sell this on Ebay with "lifetime" even though it won't get lifetime until November?

Should I call back under the 30 Day refund policy and drop the lifetime? Or just wait until November?

The whole thing was to get the liftetime on XL4 so I could sell it and recoup some cash.

My third box goes to no commitment $14.99 on February 1st just a basic Premier with external drive. I could just drop that box then and have the other two lifetimes (Series 5 Pro and 4XL) and forget the option of selling the 4XL. Don't need three boxes and 10 tuners, dropping a box also recoups $2 a month cablecard.

Any suggestions?

mini access recordings on non-Premieres? (S3, pyTivoNAS)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:26
I have a new Roamio, 2-tuner Premiere and old S3 (which is my main box)...
I am considering swapping the Premiere for a Mini, to make more portable and simplify ToDo / now playing lists...

However, I have significant recordings on my S3, and would want to watch them on the mini.
I know of course I cannot stream directly from S3 to mini.

But is there a way to "browse" other tivo's NowPlaying list, from the Mini UI?
eg can I select my S3 at the bottom of Mini(roamio) NP list, transfer a recording from S3 to Roamio, then stream from roamio to mini?
Same for recordings on pyTivo NAS...

or would I have to actually go to the Roamio UI, transfer from the S3, then go to Mini UI and stream from roamio?

Can I stream a program, that is still in process of transferring?

Changing Cable Provider

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:02
I was just wondering.....I will be switching to Cox Cable from Verizon. Do I have to re-program all of my season passes to the new channel numbers when I switch cable cards? When the Cox tecniction puts in the new cable card will the Tivo loose any of the information stored in the season pass section. Thank you all in advance!!

TiVo online Season Pass Manager down

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:55
Hi Folks - I assume this is down for everyone else as well? I just bought (3) TiVo Mini's on Friday to replace 3 of my old TiVo's since they work so well with the Roamio. And before I do that, I need to transfer my season passes (some of the Tivo's have a lot) and content.

Since Saturday I haven't been able to get it to work online - and when I chat with support all they can say is "we don't have an ETA"... very frustrating!

Does anyone have any other information about this?


Directv Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:49
I'm getting rid of an HR-22 for the tivo HHR?? whatever it is, can't hook it up for some reason so they are sending an installer.

Some questions:

Will the tivo be faster than the Hr22-100 as far as the guide and recordings? That's really my goal here. I would have stayed on the whole home if the rep could guarantee me an HR25 but she couldn't.

Other than whole home and 3d, what will i be missing with the tivo powered unit?

Tivo Sparks When Plugging In

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:26

We've had our Tivo for 10+ years, and changed out the hard drive about 5 years ago. There's been no issues up until today. My wife tried to unplug the wifi connector and accidentally pulled out the power plug instead. When she tried plugging it back into the Tivo, a ton of sparks came from the inside. I tried and the same thing happened.

If you plug it in quickly and leave it alone, then the sparks go away...but if you wiggle the connector, the sparks come again. Obviously this is a fire hazard and it's unplugged right now. Any ideas as to what it is and why all of a sudden it's doing this?


Android and video streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:20
I am getting increasingly impatient, frustrated, and annoyed that I cannot stream video from the Roamio (which also means the TiVo Stream) to Android devices, such as my Nexus 10. (I looked for a thread specifically about this and didn't find one) I don't care about OOH (Out Of Home) streaming (at least not yet) but just the ability to watch on my tablet from various places around the house.

It has been something like 1.25 YEARS now, since the Stream was released. Does anyone have any new news about Android support? Was this supposed to be coming in the next update?

Roamio Drive Copy Upgrade?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:41
Has drive copying been perfected for the Roamio yet?

I have a Plus and I'd like to order a 3TB drive for it, yet keep all my settings and recordings.

The upgrade thread from what I read covered mostly OOB upgrades.


Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:32
Any trick to get this to work? I plug the dongle into my laptop and keyboard works fine. Plug it into my roamio and it doesn't.

The Newsroom Renewed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26
The Newsroom is up for one final season.


There's also an interesting twist.

Quote: Joining Sorkin and executive producers Alan Poul and Scott Rudin for Newsroom’s third season is Paul Lieberstein. The former showrunner of (and actor on) The Office, a Sorkin favorite, will come aboard as an executive producer on the HBO series. Sad it's the final season, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.


71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony – Top Moments

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:47
Last night, American tuned into NBC to watch the 71st Annual Golden Globes – an award ceremony in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognizes the best of the best in the film and television industries, both domestic and foreign. Once again Amy Poehler and Tina Fey proved themselves to be arguably the cleverest dynamic duo we could have asked for in our show host[esse]s, taking two of the top five spots on our most watched moments. And here they are! TiVo’s Top Five most watched moments, which were gathered Continue Reading

Jack Bauer returns May 5

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:45
"24: Live Another Day" set to premiere May 5...can't wait.

And, it just gets better with Yvonne Strahovski joining the cast!

Game of Thrones S4 trailer (spoilers), non bookreaders beware

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:43
Saw Tyron in chains, the dude that fights for tyrion, nothing of bran... Have to go look again to find more...

2 remotes - 1 tivo ???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:48
I have a premier TiVo in the closet so it has no line of sight. it is connected to 2 TVs in two different rooms. what I want is one remote in each room for each TV. I'm currently using one slide ver.1 remote for both rooms. I have a friend who is upgrading his Romeo remote to the slide version 2 remote. if he gives me his basic Romeo remote with the new dongle that comes with his slide remote, will I be able to use the basic roamio remote for my second room In coconjunction with my Bluetooth slide in my first room? If not, anybody know if I can get a second original bluetooth slide remote - so that I'd be using 2 Bluetooth slide remotes at the same time?

Shameless - Official Season 4 Thread (Spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:12
Another season of the Gallaghers...

Backdoor code for time and elapsed time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:45
I was pretty amazed to discover that not only does the elapsed time for a TiVo recording show, the elapsed time for a playing DVD also shows. I am confounded about how this can work as the DVD player is completely separate with its own connection to the TV. Am I going crazy?

Buying a TiVo Slide Pro Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:05
Can it be purchased anywhere besides tivo.com?

Prank for Prank on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM ET If a title like Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra doesn’t give away what the episode is about you’ll need to readjust your view of the obvious. Marshall plots to deliver one last slap as part of his and Barney’s ongoing “Slap Bet”, but Barney will not be easily outdone before his wedding.     TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET Winston is on the hunt for a new career again and Schmidt will be mentoring an older Continue Reading

Slinbox with Slow connection at one end?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:05
Not really familiar with how slingbox works...

I saw this refurbished Slingbox Solo deal for $49:


Here are my issues:

My second TiVo Premiere is in an area which does not offer the Denver local channels in HD...either on cable or OTA.

The free WiFi in this home is very slow, maybe about 1.5 mbps if I am lucky.

Realistically, could I watch recorded (HD) shows from my main TiVo in Denver (smoking fast Internet connection) on my "in-the-middle of nowhere" TiVo that connects to free wifi via a very slow Internet?


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