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Roamio Plus or Pro with tuning adapter in Las Vegas-will 6 tuners work?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:52
Getting ready to purchase a Roamio Plus or Pro this week. In my market, Las Vegas, a tuning adapter is required.

Are there any members on here that live in Las Vegas and can answer the following question: Will I be able to successfully and reliably utilize all 6 tuners in a Roamio Plus or Pro?

I have read some accounts in other markets where only 4 tuners were available. My tuning adapter is a Cisco STA1520 and my cable card is a Scientific Atlanta which says HW 1.2 "F" on the back.


Recover or extract from HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:39
My Premiere XL has, I think, just died. Basically it won't boot up. I get the Welcome screen but after about 5 min. it goes to a black screen and then all the front panel LEDs start flashing. I don't really need to get the unit to work because the XL is obsolete and I'll replace it with a Roameo, but I have several shows on the HD that aren't available anywhere else. Is there any way to extract those shows from the old unit? The network doesn't see the unit, so I can't use the Desktop software to get at the shows.

Question about pixelation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:37
I recently had my cable company out to the house for a tuning adapter issue and while he was here he checked all of the levels and replaced the drop from the telephone pole to the house. That was about a month ago, within the last week I've started to notice some intermittent pixelation every few minutes on a few channels. Signal levels/SNR are great and I have zero RS corrected/uncorrected errors on any channels including the pixilated ones. Can I then assume that the pixelation is most likely embedded in the streams themselves versus an issue with my equipment?

pytivo not alpha ordering properly?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:03
on pytivo, I have a folder setup like this:

Penn and teller> season 2> S2Ex Nameofepisode. (eg; S2E2 Safety Hysteria)

I have it sorted by alpha. But when It displays them it shows them as:

etc etc

why are the names not in alphanumerical order? why does it seem to think 10 comes after 01 and 02 after 13? I have force alpha set to true in pytivo config. Any fix or workaround for this either?

Skipping -reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:44
I just had both of my TiVo minis experiencing skipping on hi DEF live TV and hidef recordings streamed from the Roamio. Rebooted a Mini, no change, rebooted the Roamio and that seems to have worked. Has anybody else had this problem? Is this something I will need to do on a regular basis?

Ces 2914! <Time Travel Spoiler Alert>

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:40
First let me say Awesome that TCM is still running, Second how in the world am I still alive?

I was reading over HULU Plus discussion groups and I hit this.
I know they meant to say 2014 but this is why it's important to hit EDIT when you see an error before hitting submit.

Will the new Google VP9 make it to HULU and will content be converted?

I just saw Google's new format comparison with H.265 in a preview of CES 2914. I hope that Hulu will convert to the new format.

Kenneth Edwards posted on Jan 5 2014, 5:33:14 PM

whoa. I must have blinked, we are in the super future it's 2914.. Please tell me we have teleportation and flying cars now. I mean geez nothing happening in 2010 and don't get me started on 2013. =)

John Hilla posted on Jan 5 2014, 9:37:0 PM [ Reply ]

One more note, if this was not accident then we have a the first documentation of a future log of events. Case in point, Hulu could improve stability. But wait on investing until 2914. I'm sure by then the commercials could be down to at least 10secs.


Tivo Remote with Sony STR-DN1040 Reciever

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:18
I have a Tivo Roamio and a sony str-dn1040 receiver. None of the codes work with the receiver. I also have my components in a closet so I cant switch to the glo learning remote. Any help would be appreciated.

any other reasons to keep Series 3 TiVo over a Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:49
Long story, but I am in a situation where I could basically sell two lifetimed Series 3 TiVos (a TCD648250B and a TCD652160) on ebay. From what I can tell, probably get about $200-250 for each of them.

I could then get a lifetimed TiVo mini (Yes, I do also have a 4-tuner Premiere in my network). I am wondering if I should do it or not & comparing some of the reasons.

As far as I can initially see, the main advantages of course is the mini has a much faster interface (that is also HD), can "stream" flagged material from my Premieres (aka...my Comcast HBO recordings) & no use or potential expense of a cable card.

Only real advantages I can see for keeping the Series 3s are primarily having more network storage for recordings. However, can ONLY transfer non-flagged content (In other words, can't transfer HBO recordings). Can't stream to/from at all with Series 3s.

Any other advantages/disadvantages for keeping one over the other?

The Bachelor: Juan Pablo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:36
Probably a bit too late but I was surprised to see that they're airing http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/a...-2014-20140103 "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" on a Sunday night.

The show's never been on a Sunday.

Wishlists gone mad. Multiple instances of movies in to-do

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:15
I discovered multiple instances of No Country For Old Men and several other films on my To Do List even though the wishlists that caused them to be scheduled are set up for New And Repeats and not All.

It's the first time I've seen the issue in the month that this new box has been in service.

Advice welcome.

Popcorn Hour Rides Again: Network Media Jukebox A-410

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 16:55

Via CNXSoft we’ve learned a new Popcorn Hour A-410 networked media jukebox is now available for pre-order at $260. It’s been a several years since I’ve personally heard from from Syabas, when they attempted to take a run at the Rokus of the world with Popbox – a simple media streamer with fresh UI. Unfortunately, they failed [...]

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TiVo Central - How to get out

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:29
The TiVo button just switches between Central and Shows. No other button seems to work. Right now I hit the Guide button twice but it seems there would be a direct button. Maybe an older remote has this button and I could "learn" it on my RCA remote.

music,photos, showcases-SWF Corrupt error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:59

I have the 20.7 update on my tivo premiere, and these days hadn't gone to the music/photos/showcases in a few months just today I noticed SPOTIFY! YAY! but i keep getting either corrupt swf errors, or start failure.

i've manually updated tivo several times, restarted the DVR

spotify is not the only app thats getting the corrupt swf error. (at least in music showcases photos)

I signed up for the 20.8 update but don't know if that will fix it ?

4 years on still having v301 error code!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 13:09
I still get the v301 error code when trying to use rhaposdy on top of that now when i try to use spotify on my tivo premeire xl i get NO SOUND! I tried to access spotify 3 times last night and couldnt get any sound. I'm so frutrated with tivo not fixing the v301 error code for the last4 years .:mad:

New Tivo on FIOS?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:59
Hello, I am on FIOS and looking to get a Tivo solution to replace my DVR. I have a few questions and would appreciate your feedback.

1) I've read that FIOS has high signal. Do I need to put an inline attenuator?

2) I am looking at a Roamio Pro and 2 Tivo minis. I will probably add one more mini soon, and then one when I finish my basement. Is this viable, or should I look at something like a discounted premiere instead of a mini?

3) I see that the mini has a basic remote. Should I get the slide remote?

4) Any tips/suggestion for how to buy the Tivos? Could I get some sort of a package deal if I call instead of order online?


Software required for downloading programs from Roamio? (H.264)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:58
I've encountered something unusual that I think I understand what's going on, but I wanted to get others' opinions to see whether I've missed something.

I want to download a program off my new Roamio Pro. Here's what I've encountered:
  • If I download it normally using kmttg, I end up with a quite small decoded .mpg that is just the audio portion with no video.
  • If I tell kmttg to download the program's transport stream instead, not only does it download much more quickly and I get a much larger file (~8 GB), but I find that the tivodecode step fails since it doesn't understand transport streams.
  • If I load this resulting .TiVo file in VideoReDo Plus, I get a message that the content in the .TiVo file is actually an H.264 stream, and VideoReDo Suite H.264 is required to handle this file.

So, what I think I've learned is that the program I'm downloading from my TiVo is not working with my normal processes because the channel is being sent in H.264 instead of MPEG-2 format. If I want to download programs from my TiVo from an H.264 channel, it seems that the only way to decrypt it currently is VideoReDo Suite H.264.

Am I correct, or is there some part of the problem that I've overlooked?

I should add that I'm on a Mac, but I do have access to Windows XP via VMware Fusion.

cable modem/gateway and router

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:32

Sorry if this topic has been covered, I searched for an answer but could not find one. If you know of a thread that covered this topic, please let me know.

I will be receiving my basic Tivo Roamio on Thursday and plan on connecting to the internet wirelessly. I currently have a cable modem/gateway supplied by Comcast, but am wondering if that will provide a strong enough signal to connect my Tivo, or if I should invest in a wireless router. The Tivo will be located about 20 or 30 feet from the modem/gateway which is in a spare bedroom, so there are walls that may block the signal. My phone is currently connected through the modem/gateway and the signal fluctuates between “good” and “excellent”, depending on where I am in the house, it’s “good” in the living room where the Tivo will be located.

Thanks for your input.

Pete :confused:

Programming my guide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:14
How do I get to the screen to uncheck channels that I do not want to appear in my guide?

Clueless on Tivo, Need info!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:09
Hello, I'm new here and don't have the first clue about getting Tivo or subscribing to their service.
Or what fee Cable will charge me.

Currently Subscribe to Directv with HR34,Hr24,HR23,H25, D12 and whole home service. While I love the system, I don't love some of the rate increases, the sometimes slow response times by the receivers and the over all lack of Local channels that my Blue ridge cable offers.

Cable claim they will offer tivo in June, but untill then I want a feel for what I'm looking at .
I will never use the Cisco receivers again. :down:

I already Kind of know what I want
Roamio Plus , maybe Pro, and 3 Minis

What would Cable charge me? Just one cable card Fee?
Or since its 6 tuners would it be 6 $0.50 outlet fees?

For my fifth receiver , it just needs a standard cable box.

My Question is, If I decided to Get 2 Roamios and 2 Minis
Would I be charged 2 cable card fees, and thats it?
Or 12 outlet fees?
Also can both Roamios interact into your whole home to access recording and play back from all rooms?

Thanks any Help would be great.


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