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Clone Tivo XL4 hard drive?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 09:23
New to the forum and can't seem to find a definitive answer..

I have a Tivo XL4 (2TB) and I would like to clone the hard drive to a new 2TB hard drive (as a spare backup). Any help would be greatly appreciated.


mini with raomio and xl4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 09:18
I have a 6 tuner roamio that i use for all my recording. I have an xl4 that i use in the kitchen until i decide if i want to sell it or not. Can i put a mini in the bedroom and use one of the tuners from the xl4 and if so will i still be able to watch stuff recorded on the roamio? I'd rather not tie up one of the roamio tuners as i don't record anything in kitchen now and don't need 4 tuners.

Roamio - Adding External Storage

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 07:50
I am contemplating expanding the storage on my Roamio Plus.

An external eSATA drive seems least painful from an install/moving recordings an internal replacement would require. Is the Roamio limited to the My Book AV DVR Expander from Western Digital?

I no longer have a functional PC with eSATA drive ports, so I might be a bit limited on a winmfs-based approach.

What are my options? Should I just bite the bullet and switch out the internal drive??

30 Second Advance

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 05:06
I'm wondering if this is just my Roamio. The advance goes in fast forward instead of all at once. I liked it a whole lot better the other way. Is there someplace in settings to change this?

1xFF closed captioning w/Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 01:07
After over a week in pure hell trying to get my Roamio working with our Cox Cable Card we finally got it sort of working enough to record a couple shows. Problem is I am finding that the closed captioning is not working when you are 1X fast forwarding. I have had an older 2 tuner non-HD TIVo for years and years and I use this feature ALL the time to skim through boring parts of shows. I miss this terribly. Please tell me this feature is not gone! This is one of the major things that sets Tivo apart from the other DVR's!

This has all been such a headache that I don't know how much more I can take!:(

Roamio Pro - Macroblocking errors across entire picture on all tuners - Reboot fixed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/14/2013 - 00:01
I had a very strange experience today with my Roamio Pro unit. I got home from work and turned on the TV to find every tuner and every channel I tuned to basically be showing an entire screen of macroblocking problems. Occasionally pieces of the show would appear but mostly macroblocking and no audio. I figured something was just generally wrong with the signal, but my Internet connectivity was fine. So I switched over the my Premiere XL4 and everything was fine there too. I rebooted the Roamio and when it came back up, everything was fine.

So somehow it got into some strange state where it behaved like it had poor signal quality on everything, but a reboot fixed it.

I hate when something happens that makes me question how much I can trust it when I don't check it every day.

Parental Controls and the live preview

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 23:42
Is this a new issue that the live preview (or whatever you call the small video window in the top corner of the menus) will show things that it shouldn't when Parental Controls are enabled?

My 3rd grader figured it out this morning to watch a show we had recorded for the kids but apparently wasn't allowed by the ratings. So the kids just watched it in the small box! Thank goodness that's all they watched.

I'm missing Kids Zone more and more...

Did I get trolled?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 22:54
Not really sure what to make of what happened in this thread


and it looks like the OP isn't coming back to say.


Mini losing Netflix logon info

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:57
... anybody experience this??? It happens when it's not used for a period of time. It's on a UPS if it matters. As for as I can tell it doesn't reboot on it's own. I looked if there was an "Uptime" counter, but can't see any paging threw system/network settings.

New Mini issue....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:45
Today, had a new Mini experience that has not happened to me before.

Turned on display. Blue screen, with the "wait a moment" little circle thing rather than the normal behavior where it asks if you want live TV, etc.

Waited 20 minutes, just to give it time. Never changed. No response via remote. Only recourse was to unplug mini. After about a 7 minute boot cycle, it came up normally.

No power issues (it's behind a UPS), no Fios issues, nothing happened to the host, etc. It just barfed for no apparent reason.

Just sharing in case anyone else has experienced this new feature.

Premiere stops responding to remote commands while streaming ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:10
On two recent occasions, my Premiere XL completely stopped responding to remote commands while I was streaming a show from one of my other boxes. Once the show ended, I was then able to once again control the machine normally. Has anyone else experienced something like this?

Roamio Basic internal temperature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:06
Does anyone know what the internal temperature should be in the Roamio? Mine is reporting 45 degrees Celsius, while my premieres are in the 30's. I was moving the Roamio and noticed the right side was very warm to the touch.

Different internet / video provider

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:39
My dad has Cox video and FIOS internet - for various reasons. The Premiere XL4 has a wireless adaptor to FIOS. Can I install the Moca adaptors between this XL4 and a Mini - and would the XL4 be smart enough to share video through Moca and still use the wireless adaptor to FIOS for Tivo and guide updates?

Tivo to TiVo Transfer Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:19
I jsut replaced a Series 2 with another Series 2. On the one I installed. When I record a shows (I have tried a number of different ones), if I try transferring it to another TIVO, the shows always have a red x next to them and it won't allow the shows to be transferred. I can record the same shows on other TIVOs so it is not a copyright issue, but I am stuck and haven't been able to receive an answere from TIVO support as how to fix the problem.

I would appreciate some help if anyone knows the solution.

New install of pytivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:17
I am using the older version pytivo from 2009. I trying to use the newer version but I do not understand some of it.
This is what what i have for tivodecode ffmpeg


4. Grab a 32 or 64 bit build of FFmpeg for pyTivo: Recent builds of FFmpeg for Windows are available at: http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/. The FFmpeg 1.1 (08-Jan-2013) Static build appears to work well. An older build of FFmpeg known to work well with pyTivo is also available at: http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download.php?id=323.

5. Copy the ffmpeg.exe file from step 5 to \<install folder>\bin\. If the directory does not exist, create it.

6. To properly handle .tivo files grab the special version of tivodecode: http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download.php?id=196

7. Drop the tivodecode files into \<install folder>\bin\.

8. If you are using Windows Firewall, add a Windows Firewall exception for UDP 5353 so that Windows won’t block pyTivo’s new zeroconf share announcements. (The most common reason pyTivo shares don’t show up or disappear from the Now Playing list on the Tivo is firewall blockages)

9. Start pyTivo by executing the file \<install folder>\pytivo.py.

10. Now that it's running, point your browser to http://localhost:9032. You should get the pyTivo home page:

what does it mean by this" 9. Start pyTivo by executing the file \<install folder>\pytivo.py."? How do start it I tried run and from a cmd window?

Wire rack perfect fit for Roamio Basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:46
I wanted to put a bit of space between my Roamio Basic and my Apple TV and HDMI switch.

I found a wire rack that fit it perfectly, a Rubbermaid "1J2609BLA Small Expandable Wire Helpers Shelf".

The rack has two pieces, a rack with 4 legs and an extension with 2 legs and 2 vertical hooks.

I started with the extension. I wanted a "shorty" rack to being the Roamio up about 1" so as to better place the unit behind the cabinet's glass insert. Bending the vertical hooks straight down was simple. I then cut off the legs to the desired height.

Even easier was the upper rack...just snip the legs off to the right length, replace the rubber feet and it was good to go.

FYI...thanks to the forum for the info about upgrading the Roamio to 3TB. It was super simple.

Also, the HDMI switch is a Sabrent ST-HDMI. It works well and its small lights match the ATV's light perfectly. There's even a profile for it in Logitech's Harmony One's devices list.

Favorites Guide vs. My Channels Guide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 15:46
Does it matter much whether I create a Favorites guide vs. a My Channels guide? Meaning, would creating a Favorites guide influence my TiVo Suggestions folder? I'd rather it not.

After 3 years still v301 error code

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:42
Will tivo ever solve the v301 error code problem? after 3 years i still have problems trying to find music on rhapsody ,because of this problem i'm thinking of switching to directv tivo clearly doesnt seem to care about its tivo fanatics to fix this problem!! :mad:

Tivo Roamio Plus Dead After 4 days

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:02
At least they were a good 4 days.

MoCA to Ethernet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:02
I have the Roamio and two minis connected over MoCA. In one of the rooms I have a PS3, WD TV Live and an Apple TV. I used to have them connected via Powerline adapter but since now I have MoCA connecting the mini I though maybe I could use the ActionTec to go from MoCA to ethernet by plugging the cable that from the wall to the MoCA Adapter and then the Ethernet cable to an ethernet switch.

Will this kind of setup work?



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