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Return to Amazon???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 08:08
I am having a problem with my Roamio and 3tb HD, both ordered from Amazon.

Instead of troubleshooting, I am thinking to return both and reorder again with next day shipping, its only $7.95 as I am a Prime member.

Will TiVo know anything, if I cancel the one and add another????

Your wait for new South Park episodes is almost over

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:59
South Park will have new episodes on Comedy Central starting Sept. 25th at 10pm eastern time.

The League "The Bachelor Draft" S5E01 9/4/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:58
A decent kickoff to the season.

Do you like cream pies in your man cave? :p

1 Premiere XL, 3 TivoHDs for Sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 03:25
I have 1 stock Premiere XL and 3 TivoHDs for sale. All have lifetime service and the 3 TivoHDs have been running fine as far as I know. One has had intermittent networking issues which restarting the box always seemed to solve (could be a network switch issue outside the box). No known issues otherwise, though they would all be sold "as-is". I would be happy to validate anything you want me to check ahead of time.

They will soon have their cable cards removed soon, in case that matters. (I want to stop paying the monthly fee for them to Verizon.)

Roamio and Frontier FIOS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 01:49
So back on the forum after 6 years of Dish and Direct. Now am moving back to Seattle area and going with Frontier for Phone, Internet, Cable (FiOS). I am wondering if anyone else with a Roamio and Frontier has had any issues.

I was told that although it's the original Verizon FIOS, you can not use Roamio on Frontier for VOD. Is there anything else I should be concerned with using Frontier? Should I just use Frontier for the phone and go with Crap (whoops) Comcast so I don't have to go the "Two Box" route for Tivo and VOD.

Thanks all, great to be back on the forum!!

4 or 6 tuner cable cards on time warner cable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 01:38
I just got a new tivo roamio with the hopes of being able to record more than two channels at a time. I went down to my local Southern California time warner cable store to get a cable card and they told me they don't offer cable cards that have more than two tuners. Does this make the 6 channel recording ability useless? Is there any solution to record more than two channels?

Back after 5 years, and so is the "Welcome! Starting up..." frozen screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 01:29
So I bought the Roamio today, my first new TiVo since the original model (14 years ago?). Totally thrilled to be back in Tivoland!

Except now it is frozen in restart with the "Welcome! Starting up..." screen. Holy cow, that is the same screen that froze 6 years ago on my old Tivo when I finally gave up. Do you mean to tell me that they have not been able to get a robust startup in place over 5 years!

Would love any advice. It is frozen. I installed it today, connected to Comcast with a CableCard, and it would not recognize the service. Called Comcast to activate the card, which they claim to have done. Rebooted the machine and I am now in frozen-land.

Any help appreciated.

Roamio Plus Skips 20 Minutes During Fast Forward

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:11
We recently upgraded from a TiVo HD to the Roamio Plus, and generally things have worked well.

However, "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX (Comcast) records, but when we try to fast forward over a commercial, TiVo skips about 20 minutes into the show. When we rewind, it jumps back over the 20 minute section. There's no way to fast forward or rewind at any speed within that 20 minute chunk. It's like that portion of the show is off limits. This wouldn't be a big deal if it only happened once. However, this happens for another chunk of time in the same broadcast.

Figuring it was a bad recording, we've watched many other shows since that broadcast with no issues whatsoever.

But, when this week's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" was recorded, we have the exact same issue. It's very frustrating and basically makes portions of the show unwatchable...that is, unless we never touch the remote. We've never had this issue with this show, and we've watched almost every episode since it began airing years ago (all recorded on various TiVos).

Has anyone else experienced this issue?

Bug on Roamio Plus to Premiere 4 tuner xfer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:06
When I tried a xfer from my Roamio plus to my Premiere 4 tuner using a MoCA network setup the speed was great at about 110Mb/sec, BUT the Premiere would not play a recorded program without jerking and no sound when the xfer was going on. When the xfer was done all worked normally, I tried this a few times and got the same results, I know that I will not be doing much xfering this way in normal use so it is not a show stopper but I would like anybody that has both types of TiVos to confirm this as a bug.

tivo not picking up channels as well as antenna straight to tv

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 23:55
Hi,
I just bought a TiVo roamio and so far I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it. When I connect to my antenna and scan for channels, it doesn't find as many as it should. I tried hooking the antenna straight to my TV, and I get a lot more channels. Whenever I try to go through the tivo, i get fewer channels and the reception is spotty. Why is this happening? Why would I get fewer channels through my TiVo? If anything, I thought it would actually improve the reception by buffering...

How to Delete MRV TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 23:28
When I purchased my Roamio, I transferred all the shows from my Premiere to the Roamio. I've since disconnected the Premiere from the network in anticipation of selling it on eBay.

For some reason the Premiere still shows in the now playing list.

Does anyone know how to delete it from the list?

Channel lineup changes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 23:27
My Tivo's have stopped getting channel lineup change info, but the guide does show the correct info. What could have happened?

The Tivo's always make the daily calls.

Brighthouse CFL / Orlando Blackscreen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 23:00
I've had the same black screen tuning issues reported by others in the forum. My issues appear to be tuning adapter related with SDV channels failing regularly. I've seen "Channel Not Available", "Problem with the signal..", and just the black screen with DVR diagnostics having resolution status pending indefinitely.

Tomorrow I have a truck roll to check signal strength. Unfortunately I've tried signal boosters, removing splitters, reducing tuner counts, swapping both cable cards and tuning adapters with no resolution.

Hopefully the tech finds something, but I'm curious if anyone is having success or similar issues on Brighthouse CFL. I'd love to hear that someones having success in this area b/c at this point I'm at a loss.

How to clear the Info Banner quickly

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 22:13
Just upgraded to a Roamio Pro from a series 3. I'm really enjoying the upgrade but one annoyance is that I used to be able to have the Info/Channel Banner clear quickly. This used to be a setting under Displays but on the Roamio it doesn't display. Any ideas?

Remote won't stay in RF mode

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 21:59
The remote is paired to my Roamio and will work in RF mode for a little while after I hold the TiVo button + D but then it will switch back to IR mode and then back and forth every few seconds or minutes.

Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions?

I've tried resetting the remote and removing the batteries.

Service Update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 21:24
I recently received a service update. The software version on my unit went from 11.0k-01.... to 11.0m-01...

What is the difference between the 0k and the 0m versions?

Big Brother 09/04/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 21:22
It doesn't make sense...I just don't understand....why Mc/Am are getting the Romeo/Juliet edit. :)

Perhaps this is why Andy is so good at playing both sides.



Netflix audio stops after pause

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 21:04
On my Roamio Plus, When I am watching anything on Netflix, if I pause the program, then unpause, it takes about 5 seconds for the audio to start back up again. I can FF and RW just fine and the audtio starts right away. Just not after a pause.

Anyone else see this issue?

Comcast and Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/04/2013 - 20:25
Currently have DTV and am under contract for a little while yet, but starting to look at the Roamio. I have 3 HD-DVR receivers and are configured with Whole Home DVR.

With DTV I am currently paying $6 per extra receiver ($12), a HDTV fee ($10) a DVR fee ($10) and a Whole Home fee ($3).

If I were to purchase a Roamio Plus and 2 mini's - and pay lifetime service for all three devices - what other monthly expenses will Comcast charge (outside of the content package itself and taxes/regulatory fees)? Cable card fees? Any other DVR or HD fees?

Kind of irritated by the extra fees from DTV and would love the TiVo again.

Thanks for the help!

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

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