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Roamio/Mini set-up with Fios question...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/02/2013 - 03:59
Am I wrong to think that with Fios, my set-up is much simpler than the way TIVO explains it?

I'm under the impression that my main box does not need to be in the same room as the router. That it can be connected via Ethernet or Moca. But the Tivo illustrations and wording makes it sound like you need both.

My router right now is in another room, and my plus is working with a simple coaxial. No ethernet. The fios guy was surprised. So when I'm ready to install tivo minis in the other rooms, all I need is to connect the coaxials of those rooms into the Mini, correct? Am I missing something? Are we required to hook up the main box to a router if we want to use Minis? The tivo instructions and this guy's Amazon review is confusing me because they make it sound like you're required to hook up the main box to the router.


I'm correct in assuming it is that simple with Fios, right? Because they install something in our garage, and isn't that the Moca Network Adapter? Or is the Moca network adapter built into the fios router or something? Isn't that the reason why my main box functions with just the coaxial? If I had the Minis in hand, I would test everything myself without asking. But without the minis right now, I'm just anxious for clarification.

Homeland S03E10 "Good Night" EOD 2013-12-01 ***spoilers***

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/02/2013 - 00:59
"What about him?"
That Javadi just loves making a quick shot to the forehead.

Let's hope we see him get that same treatment soon.

"You'll find a way to get me out."

Not a bad episode. They found the flick again.

Any way to turn off Discovery Bar?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 23:18
The discovery is a major waste of screen space and the items I de-select in Settings keep showing up regardless of being checked or unchecked.

For instance I had everything deselected , except for programs in My Shows. So of course they showed up, but so did New On Demand items. AND the ever irritating ads (bad enough that there are ads in the TiVo Central list, but every screen on the unit doesn't have to get me to buy Charmin products)(someone should really explain to the marketing folks that pushing ads at every single opportunity is not a good way of leaving a good impression on the consuming public).

I can see that some may want to use the Discovery Bar as a reminder of what's available. But I don't, so I'm hoping there's some secret code or setting that will turn it off.

If not, this should definitely be something to add to the next update.

Will TiVo ever have Streaming to Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD/HDX?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:59
Works fine on my iPhone, but wish they had it to these other tablet devices. What's the hold-up?

The Walking Dead - "Too Far Gone" 12/01/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 21:14
So speechless and want to read what everybody thinks about this episode.

Should cloning 2TB drive on XL4 take 10-12 hours?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 19:29
I am in the process of cloning the 2TB drive for my Tivo Premiere XL4 (model 758250). This would be just to have a backup drive in case the original drive fails. I only have about 4-5 hours of programs on the original drive, nothing critically important.

My question is this - will it reduce the drive cloning time if I have "permanenetly deleted" all "deleted" programs on my Tivo? Or will it have to "copy" the full 2TB drive?

The reason I ask is that on my first attempt I used a 1TB drive as the back-up, and found out that the back-up failed since the drive to be cloned has to be equal or larger in size than the original source drive. The copy process for the first TB of copying took almost 5 hours. I have now purchased a 2TB drive and plan to run the clone this week - but am afraid it might take 10-12 hours.

(note - for copying, both sata drives are hooked directly to mother board on Windows system).

The Paradise - Season 1 - Spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 19:28
Just finished it on Masterpiece Classic. Excellent. I'd put it up right up there with Downton Abbey as far as first-rate soap-opera. Very well-written, interesting stories and characters, fine acting, and as beautifully photographed as DA. Won't be able to wait for season 2 to be aired here in the states, I'm going to have to get it by magical means.

As for the story itself, I understand Katherine's motivations and they're very believable and complex (pride along with fear of the public shame of being jilted, as much as love) but she is a fool. Essentially trying to blackmail Moray into marrying her? He would grow to hate her in time, not love her as she thinks.

Anyone using a Roamio in Alaska with GCI?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 19:00
I bought a roamio plus for my parents and wondering if anyone else happens to have one with GCI. I'm wondering if you've had any cable card issues. I know to look for the 514517-017-00 (MCPOD3) cable card, which I hope GCI has. I'm also bringing a bunch of different attenuators.


Series 3 OLED - Lifetime w/750gig HDD upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 18:36
Since I just bought a Roamio pro from generaltso on his thread here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=511146

It's time to put one of my two series series 3 OLED THX Tivos up for sale. The other one will be for sale as soon as I decide on another roamio, or a mini.

It's been upgraded to 750 gigs, and has lifetime service on it. It and the original glo remote are in excellent condition (I use Proto remotes, so the remote pretty much sat in a drawer). Tivo, remote and power cord all included in the original box.

Pictures available upon request.

$225 shipped within the continental US.


Jane Kean

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 17:23
Trixie on the Honeymooners died.

MyBook errors - drive recoverable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 15:14
So I have this 500GB MyBook that I used for a couple years. Recently, I had a problem where the TiVo would go into a reboot loop while it was connected. Sometimes it would recover, but if I played back certain shows, it would freeze and reboot loop.

So I unmarried it, and remarried hoping a reformat might help. It did for a short time, but as the drive refilled to a certain point, it would start failing again. I wasn't willing to totally give up, I thought it just be some bad sectors, and perhaps it might be recoverable for PC use with a full format.

When viewing in Disk Management (Win 7), the drive reports 931 GB unallocated... which I thought was pretty odd, since it's a 500GB drive. Unfortunately, windows is not able to reformat at either size (500 or 930GB). Edit: I had heard a rumor once that manufacturers will sometimes put a larger drive into HD that was advertised as smaller.

So, am I just being over optimistic that this thing can be resurrected at all?

Lastly, if I am able to eventually reformat the drive, is there a utility that can be used to create the tivo-style partition so it can be married again? I read through the drive upgrade thread, but there doesn't appear to be a circumstance described that matched what I am attempting.


Roku Slingbox App Pulled from Channel Store

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 15:05

Having returned from vacation, I was geared up to revisit a few sidelined projects — including the new Roku Slingbox channel. Unfortunately, it’s vanished from my Roku without a trace. According to Sling support: With the Roku and the iPhone we are having an issue with the units connecting. We are working on this issue [...]

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Tivo remote and discreet IR commands?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 14:57
I have a Marantz plasma that uses discreet ON/OFF IR commands. Is there a way to program the TV Power button on the remote?

I'm using the original Slide remote right now, although I may be ordering a Slide Pro soon. I also have a receiver, so I'm out of extra buttons to program.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

roamio plus - questions on streaming to pc and Tivo mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 14:47
I have a couple of questions about the Tivo Roamio Plus
1) can the roamio plus be used to stream a copy protected recording to a PC (what software do I use)?

2) does the pc have to be hardwired to the network or would wireless work?

3) what other hardware would I need to stream to a Tivo Mini (the bedroom does not have Ethernet) - since the Tivo plus has MOCA and wireless built in do I need to get some kind of MOCA to Ethernet connection for the Mini?.

Alternative to Moca network?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 13:56
I just got a Roamio and a Tivo Stream. It works OK except for the CBS channel that pauses every 30 seconds to 2 minutes. It is too annoying for it to be watchable. If there is no solution, it is going back.
If I return it, I would consider trading the Stream for a Mini and not bother with streaming to an iPad.
One of the main reasons I got the Tivo stream is to watch TV in a bedroom without having to deal with setting up a MoCa network. I also wanted to be able to go out to the patio and watch TV outside, so without the Stream, I would lose that ability.
I use OTA TV and an signal amplifier and the setup docs for Moca says it is not compatible with a signal booster.
I would also need to get 2 MoCa adapters. One in the living room with the Roamio and another in the bedroom. The setup starts getting complicated enough where it defeats the purpose of using Tivo vs a HTPC with Windows Media Center. I want Tivo to be much more plug and play to justify the cost vs installing Media Center on a desktop PC setup I will have running anyway and put an XBox 360 n the living room to use a the extender on the big screen.

The WMC would also allow me to stream to a Windows laptop, so I could take the laptop outside to the patio or anywhere else within range of the WiFi.

Instead of MoCa, I'm wondering if there is any easy way to get Ethernet working through the house?
The house telephone jacks are labeled "CAT5," and we have no landline phone service, so they are just dead jacks.
Is it possible, without rewiring, to have the phone jacks converted from RJ11 phone jacks to RJ45 Ethernet jacks and network the Roamio with a Tivo Mini without needing to resort to setting up a MoCa network?

I assume I would just plug a switch into the wall jack in the living room with the Roamio and router and then the bedroom would be on the same network if the wall jacks were converted to from phone to Ethernet jacks.

New Tivo Stream Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:38
I just got a new Roamio and Tivo stream two days ago. It is connected to an OTA antenna. I have Limited Basic cable that includes locals, but prefer to use an OTA antenna because I get better picture quality and a few extra local channels from the antenna.
The stream worked fine on my iPad 3 the first day, but starting last night the picture and sound on the iPad would pause for a second every 30 seconds to a minute or so.
It was the CBS local news and then on a recording of a CSI show also on CBS.
I then switched to streaming a recording of an NBC show and it played smoothly.
So, it looks like the reason I didn't see an issue the first day is because I didn't try streaming any CBS shows the first day.
I can play CBS on the Tivo directly without the pausing, So, it is only a streaming issue. I don't have the problem on other channels, so it doesn't appear to be a bandwidth issue.

What causes this and is there a fix?

Also, there is frequently way too much fan noise coming from the Tivo Stream box. It is next to the TV in the living room since there is no place better to put it. The cable outlets are only in the living room and bedrooms. So, moving a noisy device to a bedroom would not be an improvement.

I'm considering either switching from the Roamio to a Roamio Plus or just returning everything
I purchased the devices from Best Buy and then added lifetime service and an extended warranty on the Tivo.com web site when I got home. Do I have 30 days to return it and get a refund on everything including the lifetime service and warranty?

I assume the Roamio Plus with built-in streaming is quieter than using the Tivo Stream, but as I posted above, I prefer using OTA because I have better picture quality than the locals on cable and there are some local channels I occasionally watch that the cable provider is choosing not to carry. I also don't like the idea of not being able to use the Tivo at all if I ever wanted to cancel cable.

If there is a way to fix the Tivo Stream pausing on CBS and the loud fan noise, I'll keep it, otherwise, I will need to to return it before it is too late to get refunds on everything.

Thoughts on how to gift a Tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 11:12
Hey gang-

Hoping someone has a suggestion on how to gift this Tivo for Christmas. Specifically I'm looking at the $49 promotion for a Tivo Premiere. It ends tomorrow, so I know I need to move fast.

The problem is that you can't do that deal without signing up for a service package- either monthly or product lifetime. I chatted with a rep online and he confirmed that. In the past, I have given Tivos as gifts, but the service was up to the recipient- or in some cases it came with a few months, etc.

I would be buying this for my mother-in-law to replace her aging Tivo Series 2. She already has monthly service and so I was thinking I'd gift her the Tivo and help her with setup etc., but she'd buy the service that she wanted. At the same time we'd cancel service on the old Series 2.

Anyhow, short of buying the service myself (wish I could afford to), is there a good way to gift a Tivo with this sort of service requirement?



Rename a DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 09:33
After moving my old Premier and getting it working in a new room, I decided to give it a more sensible name. I've gotten the new name to show up everywhere except directly under "my shows" on the Roamio. The top level entry for the remote DVR still shows the old name. Any way to prod it into showing the new name (short of rerunning guided setup from scratch)?

Tivo Rookie -Where's the STOP button?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 09:06
I just got started with Tivo and need help with a few scenarios:

1)I hit instant Replay to see the last goal and commentary(had to go back a few minutes more),but,wans't sure how to get back to "live TV."

I hit the "live Tv/Swap button,thinking that was it,but,that just swapped me to the other tuner!

2)I was watching a You Tube video and wasn't sure how to stop it and get back to live TV.

3)If you watching a recorded program and want to STOP it and go back to LIVE TV,how do you do it?


T-Mobile: Taking the Uncarrier Overseas

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 12/01/2013 - 07:37

Those of you who follow me on Twitter are most likely aware of my recent move from Verizon Wireless to T-Mobile. While I’d been very satisfied with Verizon’s coverage the last couple years, their egregious recurring $2.99 fee for visual voicemail (on Android) stuck in my craw every month… and basically pushed me into the [...]

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