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Sherlock returns tonight!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:47
It's on PBS as, oddly, "Masterpiece Mystery!" (Downton fans, suppress your chuckle).

Premiere creates duplicate "ghost" recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:33
I have a reproducible bug. Here is the scenario:

I have a lifetime TiVo Premiere running 20.3.8-01-2-746.

A recording is set from a season pass to record from 7pm to 8pm.

I go into the to-do list, and modify the recording (not the pass) to record longer -- say until 8:30. Appears to work fine.

Tivo does not modify the original recording. It creates a duplicate one-time recording (one check mark) with no name on the same channel that runs until 8:30. I cannot display the details of this stealth recording from the directory or the to-do list. It makes the "tone up" sound, but never displays.

So I end up with a named recording that did not get modified, and an unnamed recording that did -- the recording process takes up both tuners.

It gets worse. If I attempt to record a second show between 7pm and 8pm, Tivo silently cancels the "ghost" recording without notifying me. It does show as "will not record" or "did not record" on the to-do list. Even better, it says "conflicts with 3 shows"! I only have two tuners -- how can it conflict with three shows?!

So I end up with the original recording from 7pm to 8pm, even though I told it to extend, and I am never told that it didn't until I have lost the content. For a while I thought I was going crazy -- didn't I extend this? (Yes, I did.)

This does not happen when I record a show from scratch and specify a longer run time -- only when I am modifying an already scheduled recording.

Roamio restarted automatically

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 13:06

Being a new TiVo owner I am not sure if this is issue is a "regular" occurrence after the updates are downloaded to my box. I have checked support and this forum but could not find any information on this topic, I may not be searching using the correct keyword(s), if there is a thread that covers this subject, please point it out so that I can read through it.

Anyway, when I turned my TV on this morning, 1/19/2014, I noticed that my TV and my TiVo Roamio restarted several times. Is this a ‘normal’ occurrence or is it an issue I should be concerned about?



Mini connection issues v112 v125 errors

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:32
Setup -

Roamio basic connected to Verizon Fios via ethernet
Mini connected via Coax (also have issues connected via eithernet)

Problem -

Mini loses connection at least once per day, returning a v112 error when I try to watch live TV, and v125 error when I watch recorded shows. The Mini can see a current list of all shows recorded on the Roamio, just not play anything.

Live TV and playback of recorded shows both do not work at the same time, never had one work but not the other.

Mini is connected to the network when problem occurs (verified thru network settings, and forcing connection to Tivo service).

Restarting the Mini always re-establishes the connection, and both LiveTv and recorded programs work fine for another day. Then, back to the v112/v125 errors.

Anyone else having this issue? I've seen suggestions about assigning staticIPs to the Roamio and Mini, but am not sure what numbers to assign, or whether this is the correct solution.

Tivo Series 1 UK – avaliable for free

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:10
If anyone is interested I have a Tivo Series 1 UK, upgraded with a 250 GB Disk and Ethernet module.

I no longer use it and I am willing to send it to the first caller for the price of shipping, or have it collected for free (West London).

If you are interested please reply here

Buy base Roamio + upgrade HD vs buying Pro?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:26
I have a 2 Premieres now (plus external stream and moca adapters) but have been getting itch to upgrade to Roamio for one of the units (can pass it onto a younger brother).

Was about to buy the Pro when Amazon had it for $433 but just missed out (now it's $530).

Have been now thinking to maybe just buy the base model for $150 and upgrade to a 3 TB hard drive (seems to be approx $130). So 280 vs 530 seems like a no brainer.

Before I move forward I want to make sure that I understand what I am giving up. As far as I can tell, the speed and performance of base model is same as pro, with the cons being:
1. No internal stream. But I have my external stream so no loss in my functionality. Only negative is extra clutter.
2. 2 less tuners. But as I have lifetime on my other premiere not a big deal as I still have 6 tuners in household. Granted if premiere dies then I'd maybe want to replace it with a mini...but even so I don't think 6 tuners for me is crucial.
3. Warranty issue if I replace my drive early. I can always wait the 90 days before putting in new HD.

Anything else I'm missing? I'm most concerned with performance and snappiness of menus and such that people rave about so want yo make sure I'm not sacrificing that with base model roamio.


Purchasing another Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:25
I have a Tivo premiere two tuner which I enjoy. In the future if I purchase an additional Romeo for a bedroom, and add it to my home network (Ethernet) will I be able to watch TV or recordings that are on my original premiere? Unfortunately I don't think a mini will hook up to my two tuner premiere.

Upgrading from 1TB to 2TB TivoHD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:17
Been reading on how to upgrade my TivoHD to a 2TB HD and just want to confirm that I can use WinMFS for the entire process or will I have to use JMFS then WinMFS to Supersize. My Tivo is at current software revision. I found these instructions for WinMFS:
Quote: Use WinMFS to mfscopy your current drive, shows, settings, and all, to the 20EURS.

When it finishes, it'll say something about extra space (unless your current drive is also a 2TB), and do you want to expand.

Tell it no.

I don't know why you need to do it that way, but that's the way that seems to work.

After you tell it no, select the new drive, the 20EURS, and click on mfsinfo just to make sure everything looks alright.

The partition map will probably show a large Apple Free partition at the end.

That's okay.

Close mfsinfo, and then click on mfsadd.

You should get the "do you want to use a partition bigger than 1.2TB" warning--tell it yes you do want to.

TV Listings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:11
Does TIVO still get their TV Listings from Zap2it ? Just wondering because we had some channels added on my Comcast system months ago and the Listings (channel descriptions) are not added. The channel is added but not the listings. Just wondering if they are still coming from zap2it or somewhere else.

TiVO Desktop Plus D/L Reliability Issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 09:02
Hi. Here’s a real puzzle I’m working. After going thru a major upgrade to my home network I’m seeing something very suspicious results when downloading HD programs using TiVO Desktop Plus, Version 2.3.8 (412370) from my new Roamio Plus over MoCA to my PC running Win 7 Pro 64x. Basically, some channels (Smithsonian, Velocity, Discovery) always fail at some point in the transfer while some channels (typically PBS related) are rock solid. I’m using Verizon FiOS here in the Washington, DC area. Now consider this. My Roamio Plus DVR allows me to download programs (via Steam feature) from my DVR to my iOS mobile devices. Transferring the same programs that failed transfer via TiVO Desktop are successfully transferred using the “Stream” feature. The problem seems to point to an unreliable TiVO Desktop program.

QUESTION: Can anyone explain the unreliability of TiVO Desktop Plus downloads or the dramatic difference in Desktop Plus download reliability performance between non-premium channels?

Here’s some more background on this matter. The TiVO Desktop reliability problem started before my Dec 2013 home network upgrade. Previously, I had a 9 Mbps Ethernet connection between my Series 3 TiVO and my PC using Netgear powerline adapters. Around mid-2013 Desktop transfers between TiVO and my PC would suddenly stop w/o explanation other than the red X on the Desktop transfer status listing. The downloads are very ‘clean’ up to the point of failure. This was a new development. I blamed the drops on the powerline adapters.

This past December I changed my home network to use MoCA by having Verizon remotely enable the MoCA capability in my FiOS ONT box and shifted over to a coax connection to the router. I also upgraded my Verizon router to the Rev I version of the MI424WR router (from a Rev C version) and replaced the Series 3 TiVO with the Roamio Plus DVR. I installed a Netgear MoCA adapter and a new Netgear Ethernet 5-port switch to distribute IP services to my TiVO, TV, DVD Player, and Wii console, all located in my media center which is one floor down from my router & PC. With the MoCA setup my TiVO Desktop Plus download speed went from ~9.3 Mbps to ~97 (yes 97) Mbps as measured using the PC Magazine NetPerSec utility on my PC. With the higher speed (6 Gigs in about 10 minutes) I now use Desktop Plus more often and can test more often. There is no doubt that downloading the HD PBS related channels (and the Weather Channel) is much more reliable than downloading the few other HD channels I’ve tested.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Weather Channel not authorized in Hudson Valley, NY

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 03:57
My Series 4 can't get the Weather Channel when the tuning adapter is hooked up. I get the V58 "not authorized" error. I'm on Time Warner Hudson Valley region.
As soon as I pull the usb, it comes in. Been through several Cisco tuning adapters and cablecards. They've sent several hits. Weather Channel isn't even SDV, so it's baffling. It's the only channel with an issue.
CableCard support blames tivo. Says it's a channel mapping issue. Tivo blames Time Warner.
Time warner insists that tivo fixed this issue with a firmware update, which is not true. One cablecard tech is convinced it's a network issue since it only happens in my region.
I even had a 3-way call with tivo and Time Warner. They ended up arguing with each other and I was stuck in the middle. Nothing's been resolved. Any ideas?

Watch now from search

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 21:06
I used to have this option with my older version of the iPhone TiVo app. Since I upgraded I can't do a search across xfinitiny on demand Hulu etc. I used to be able to search and select get from. Now it doesn't allow me to.

What happened and how do I get it back?? It was so useful.

Even according to app details it says

Tap the Search window (on the iPad) or Search icon (on the iPhone) at the top of the screen, and enter the title of the show or name of the actor you're interested in. A list of matches will appear beneath the search window. Tap the best match to get more information about it. Depending on the show, options include:
Tap "Watch Now" to watch the show on your TV or iPad/iPhone (TiVo Stream or TiVo Roamio Plus/Pro required for iPad/iPhone viewing), or to get the show from another source (like Amazon or Netflix).

Lost a Favorite

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 20:17
I somehow deleted one of my Favorites and cannot find it again. It is a TV related site that was called something like epiguide, not even sure, but I think the name began with epi. It is a very basic site with little graphics and mainly text.

One feature on the site was a list of cancelled TV shows by year. Since I originally found the site while not even looking for it, you would think it would be easy to locate, but it has been a week now and I can't find it.

Rarely, but every now and then when I used the link, I would get a message that I was not authorized to view the site but by just navigating away from the page and using the link again, I got access.

I am hoping someone will recognize the site I am talking about by the paragraph above.

Flowers in the Attic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 18:23
The new movie based on the book airs tonight at 7:00 CST.

Looking forward to it, read the books when I was 13.

Comcast Cuts Cable Cards?

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

I like so many of you have the error message on some of my channels.

"this channel is not authorized please contact your cable provider"

Well they have been trying to fix it for months…

new cable cards, boosted signals, etc.

comcast has really dropped the ball here.

Anyway tivo said I needed a motorola cable card vs cisco that I have. They also suggested an attenuator. Well, after a three week wait, a comcast tech shows up supposedly to install all this stuff and has none of it. Says they don't carry cable cards at all.

I call tech support back and they tell me comcast doesn't supply or support cable cards any longer, they've been removed from my market. Sorry!

Um what???

I just bought a roamio pro and 4 mini's

Anyone else hear of this?!?!?

Horrible kmttg download speeds

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 17:55
Not sure where to start.

Using kmttg to move programs to my Mac was slow but acceptable using wifi adapters. This was on a network with 2 HD boxes.

But I've upgraded everything, adding a Premiere XL4 and a Mini to replace one of the HDs, and converting to a MoCa network. (So one old HD, the Premiere and the Mini are on the network.)

Now it's taking 24 hours to move 10gb from the Premiere to my iMac. I'm assuming it's something in the network but I have no idea where to start looking. Kmttg works fine otherwise (recognizing boxes, listing content etc).

Any ideas what's going on?

Romeo, Cox Las Vegas, and streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 16:11
I need to get real high speed internet (currently using clear, which runs on cellular bands and is erratic).

I currently have directv, which I've had for about 10 years--and bought to feed the directivo, not for itself. After the tivos dies, we ended up with these wretched dvrs of theirs (horrid, nasty things).

It appears that the only way for me to feed a tivo again is either OTA, or Cox.

And as I google around, I'm getting mixed answers on what a Romio could and couldn't do with Cox.

1) Do I need a tuning adapter in addition to the cards? http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=505630 seems to say so, but I'm not finding it on their website.

2) Am I really unable to stream most recorded shows to iPads in the house, or even a tivo mini? A couple of pages said that only the major network shows won't have the copy once bit set, and that this prevents the streaming. (I really don't care about offsite streaming).

3) And I take it that the video on demand still doesn't work?

Confusing Problem with THD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 16:04
I originally bought this THD new in May of 2009. At that time I upgraded it with a MAXTOR 1TB HDD and saved the 160 GB HDD that was replaced.

Earlier this week I got home from work and the THD was stuck on the Welcome Powering Up screen, so I replaced the Maxtor 1TB HDD with the 160 GB HDD and the THD booted right up - I let it update the SW to 11m and successfully re-paired the MCARD (I have FIOS) and ordered a 2 TB HDD that I will use going forward.

Prior to receiving the 2 TB HDD the system locked onto the Welcome Powering UP screen once again with the 160 GB HDD in there after working for 3 days. I checked all of the PS voltages and got 12.5VDC, 3.3VDC and 4.8 VDC and discovered two 1000uF Caps that were "bulging".

I have the 2 TB HDD (a WB AV-GP HDD) but I am not sure what to do with it.

Today I replaced the two "bulging" Caps and tried the THD again with the 160 GB HDD and still get the Welcome Powering Up screen locked.

I am currently using Ultimate Boot CD to check the 1 TB HDD that I replaced with the 160 GB HDD this week.

After all of this I am wondering what I should try next??? If the THD somehow damaged the 160 GB HDD (this drive was only used one time when I originally booted up the THD to check it out and then was immediately replaced with the upgraded 1 TB HDD) after I installed it, I do not want to take the chance of damaging the new 2 TB HDD.

Any ideas???

Netflix update (Jan'14) Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 13:21
Netflix automatically updated yesterday. Now, when you play an episode of a tv series, it cuts off the end of the credits and automatically starts playing the next episode.

So, if you fall asleep, get called away, or distracted by life, the next episodes will play whether you want them to or not. Besides messing up the queue of where you are in a series, this also is a huge waste of bandwidth. When Netflix starts charging us more for bandwidth consumption, this is going to be a problem.

This new "update" also means, after an episode ends you have to be quick if you don't want the next episode to start because it starts in just a few seconds. Also, any episode outtakes or previews at the end of an episode are cut off.

If you fall asleep, instead of Netflix just sitting on the silent main page, which doesn't interfere with sleep, Netflix begins playing the next episode, and then the next, and next, and next. This is awful! You have to remember what episode you were on when you drifted off to sleep, and go back to it. Your queue is now out of whack.

Netflix needs a setting to auto-play sequential episodes or NOT. Cutting off the end of every episode is also unacceptable. Continuing to play next episodes without interaction needs to be an opt-in choice.

Wasting all that band width is an issue for everyone. With the recent dismantling of Net Neutrality, high-consumption services like NetFlix can be charged more (and pass along higher costs) for heavy use of band width. This stupid update just adds to the problem of crowded bandwidth.

Roamio + Mini vs. Airport

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/18/2014 - 12:16
Newbie here. Just got a Roamio Plus and a Mini and I'm having networking issues between them. I've seen lots of posts of various issues with this kind of setup, none of them frankly with clear root cause or resolution and none quite addressing the issues I'm seeing so starting my own thread.

The Roamio and mini are connected via gigabit ethernet. When I first connected them the mini quickly found the Roamio but when I tried to stream video (either live or recorded) it would stutter, dropout audio and eventually lose the connection. Usually a V87 error but sometimes other errors.

I eventually, through trial and error discovered the following. The mini was connected to the network through a Netgear hub. Among the other devices attached to the hub was an Airport/Time Capsule. Unplugging the Airport allows the mini to work flawlessly.

I've repeated this a few times. The most recent time I had the Airport unplugged and the mini working fine. When I plugged in the Airport after a minute or two I began to get audio dropouts, video stuttering and freezing and within a few more minutes a dropped connection completely.

I'm not sure about next steps, so I'm looking for ideas. One possibility is upgrading the hub to a switch. But before I go spend money on new hardware I'd like to have a better understanding of what's going on. Just throwing money at the problem doesn't feel like the right answer in this case. It's rather disappointing that Tivo is so sensitive to these network conditions.


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