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Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 08:17
I'm excited. I loved the original Cosmos. Neil deGrasse Tyson is great--he's a Pluto killer, and great! I look forward to seeing this.


Don't Trust Andrew Mayne

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:27
Anyone watching this? It's a "magic prank" show. Kind of funny. I went to high school with the guy.

Weird Tivo entry in my router log

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:41
So I have a Roamio Pro, Roamio Basic and two Minis. Three connected via Ethernet, one connected via Ethernet through a MoCA adapter. None are using wireless for anything. Here's the weird thing, in my FiOS router logs, I have five Tivo listings - all with different MAC addresses. Anybody have a clue what that's all about? Have to admit I'm a bit stumped. Thanks.

TiVo Series 1 UK

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 04:52
TiVo Series 1 UK reviews with scores, specs, photos, and details. Compare prices, get answers and support, and read discussions.

FS: Tivo 3 (648) & Premier (746) /w lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 23:12
1 - TCD648250 Series 3 Standalone High Definition DVR - caps replaced on power supply, original disk, includes remote, lifetime service

1 - TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR, original disk, includes remote, lifetime service

Will to consider any reasonable offers.

SF Bay area.

Every show is clipped at the end almost a minute...XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:54
Started using TiVo about a year ago... and love it... most of it anyway.

Have a TiVo XL4, although I don't think it matters what model I have, there's a problem with the time.

It seems to depend on the channel, but regardless of what channel, the time is off. If I'm watching Fox News, it starts the recording about 10 to 15 seconds early, so you see the end of the last show... which of course is not a problem. However, it clips the show at the end and we miss the last 10 to 15 seconds.

More noticeably though we've been taping old shows of King of Queens and it starts taping about 55 seconds before it should... and subsequently it clips the last 55 seconds of the show. (Yes, yes... I know I can add a minute.)

I guess I want to know... who's fault is this... Comcast? Individual channels? TiVo? (I don't think).

Is there any solution to having my unit better adjust to the actual time the programs come on and off?

All of our shows get clipped... it's just a matter of 10 seconds or 55 seconds. I guess I could just add a whole minute to EVERY recording... then again a lot of stuff will start overlapping and cutting off the beginning of every show.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Getting a season pass for the same show on 2 channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 22:23
I haven't seen this thread, but my apologies if it's already out there.

I have a Premier XL 4. I want to record the same show, but on different channels. In other words...

Castle is on Monday nights on ABC, current season. Older episodes are on TNT. I set up a season pass for the shows on ABC; when I look at the upcoming eps to record, it only shows the next two weeks' worth on ABC. However, I can't figure out how to ALSO get the recordings on the TNT channel. When I try to make a season pass on that channel, it asks if I want to modify the season pass; if I go in to try to modify, it only shows the ABC ones. I've also tried selecting ALL SHOWS (and all variations, too... new and repeats, etc.), but it's still only pulling from ABC -- it's not recognizing the TNT listings. Is there a way to get the season pass without specifying a channel?

I had an HD Tivo (Series 3) before upgrading to this one a few weeks ago, and I know I did it on that one, though I don't remember how.

Can anyone help? What's the trick/what am I doing wrong?


Double Pandora

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:59
Why is my Tivo Mini showing Two Pandora icons, both old Pandora and New Pandora under Music?

PS. Yes I rebooted the mini and it is still there.

Guide Data Missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:51
Anyone else have missing guide data on Friday (January 24, 2014) and Saturday nights? Also, again missing guide data on Wednesday, the 29th.

Los Angeles Channel list that isn't prohibited by copyright holder

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:21
Hi all,
I live in the L.A. area & have extended Time Warner cable at my house. I was excited about getting the Roamio plus so I could dl a bunch of shows to my iPad. Unfortunately, I keep running into the dreaded "restricted by copyright holder" message. The message seems to be more channel oriented than content oriented though. For instance, I can dl brand new Modern Family's from CBS & older ones from KTTV, but not from USA HD. So, I was thinking that we could join together and make a list of L.A. area stations that allow you to dl. So far, I've had good luck with:

and others, but I haven't started a comprehensive list yet. Let me know what works & doesn't and I'll put it all together in a new thread. Also, I don't know if the restrictions are the same for Direct TV, FIOS, or other cable systems, so please list your provider.

3 week old Roamio plus tuning to blank screens and more...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:36
Although my problem is cleared up now, I thought I'd post this in case anyone else experiences this problem. The fix turned out to be fairly easy, but the overall experience was annoying.
I was watching TV this afternoon and switched to a channel but it was blank and no sound. Tried other channels, and some more but not all of them were blank and no sound or some of them stated I was not authorized to get that channel (which I was supposed to be). These are channels I have in my package and regularly watch.
Nothing had changed, been unplugged, reset since I was watching TV at the time this happened, nor has anything odd happened in the very recent.
I called Tivo and they had me do a variety of things, including rebooting, reloading channel line up, and she checked several of the cable card screens only to say they looked good. She suggested I contact Time Warner Austin.

One other odd thing I noticed before I called TWC. My low channels (local) were all HD now, but I still had my high number (local) channels that I could also tune to. I checked the info and whereas the low local channels used to always be 480i they were now 1080i. Very strange. They definitly were in HD too, it was easy to see the difference.

I called the TWC cable card hotline and explained all of this to the guy. First thing he had me do was unplug the tuning adapter for 15 seconds and replug it back in. After a few minutes when the light went solid again (as it was before I did this), I got all of my channels back and all of my low local channels were back to 480i.

So I don't know what happened, but apparently my Tuning Adapter 'belched' or something without being obvious about it.

If there is another thread that already explains this then my search tactics need improvement because I didn't find it, so I thought I'd post it in case this helps someone else out.

Is Tivo Always Recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:36
I am new to the Tivo world having just purchased a Roamio Plus and two Minis. Tonight I had just tuned to the evening news when I got a call to...er...attend to a bodily function. I grabbed my ipad on the way to the bathroom, which is now my habit. I thought I would try the ipad Tivo app which I installed a couple days ago. I found the evening news show in the app and was given to option to "record and watch" (no option to just watch). I chose that and was surprised to find the show started to play from the beginning, which was at that point about seven minutes in the past! So my question is: is the Tivo always recording when tuned to a station? If not, how did it do this?

I am selling Tico HD with Lifetime and wireless adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:29
I got a Roamio+ recently to replace the Tivo HD. No need for it anymore. It was purchased in 2008 and I never had a problem with it. Will anyone be willing to give me $200 for it.
I live on Long Island and a pickup/dropoff would be better than having to ship it.


TiVo Exits the Hardware Business

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:13

It will be interesting to see how TiVo supports their latest line of products in light of this.

TiVo Slide Pro Remote with TiVo HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:08
Most of what I've seen online about the new QWERTY remote mentions only the Roamio and Premiere. But what about the HD? Will the new remote work with a TiVO HD (the old discontinued one did)? What functions will work/fail?. I'm most interested in the RF mode. So sick of having to point directly at my TiVo.

A "Sherlock" question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:15
In any of the aired episodes, has anyone, ANYONE AT ALL, ever called him "Holmes"?

It seems to me we only hear him called either "Sherlock", or "Sherlock Holmes". Never by just his last name, as you'd hear in older presentations of the character.

Can anyone bring up a single incident where someone called him only by his last name? (And no "Mr." involved, please.)

Survivor: Cagayan (2014) - Casting and format spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:48
Meet the castaways:


Three tribes, brains, brawn, and beauty.

Beauty Tribe:

Alexis Maxwell
Age: 21
Addison, Ill.

Brice Johnston
Age: 27
Philadelphia, Penn.
Social Worker

Jefra Bland
Age: 22
Campbellsville, KY.
Miss Kentucky Teen USA

Jeremiah Wood
Age: 34
Dobson, N.C.
Male Model

LJ McKanas
Age: 34
Boston, Mass.
Horse Trainer

Morgan McLeod
Age: 21
San Jose, Calif.
Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Brains Tribe:

David Samson
Age: 45
Plantation, Fla.
President, Miami Marlins

Garrett Adelstein
Age: 27
Santa Monica, Calif.
Pro Poker Player

J’Tia Taylor
Age: 31
Chicago, Ill.
Nuclear Engineer

Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen
Age: 41
Tehachapi, Calif.

Latasha “Tasha” Fox
Age: 37
St. Louis, Mo.
Accountant/Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Spencer Bledsoe
Age: 21
Chicago, Ill.

Brawn Tribe:

Cliff Robinson
Age: 46
Newark, N.J.
Former NBA All-Star

Lindsey Ogle
Age: 29
Kokomo, Ind.

Sarah Lacina
Age: 29
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Police Officer

Tony Vlachos
Age: 39
Jersey City, N.J.
Police Officer

Trish Hegarty
Age: 48
Needham, Mass.
Pilates Instructor

Yung “Woo” Hwang
Age: 29
Newport Beach, Calif.
Martial Arts Instructor

Massive TiVo Discounts Offered To Advisors & Resellers

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:28

Post holiday sales, TiVo is testing the waters with some amazing offers for “Advisors” and rates that roughly line up with their existing reseller offers. I assume uptake will be strong amongst this market microcosm… and hopefully influences the broader TiVo Roamio pricing strategy. As we’re still awaiting the compelling upgrade promos previously alluded to by [...]

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How To Kill Tivo Transfer Between Boxes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:03
I have a show that wouldn't completely transfer via TIVO Desktop to my PC. The problem, which I've seen before, was a glitch in the video. In the past, it has worked for me to pause the show after the glitch, and then initiate a transfer from my other TIVO to pick up the show from the paused point. This time, when the blue light went out, the show was not on the NOW PLAYING list for the receiving TIVO. I tried again and ever since that the receiving TIVO thinks it is transferring a show but it doesn't actually transfer. When I tried to transfer another show, it told me it would transfer it later, after it finished the current transfer. I have tried deleting the original show, resetting both TIVOs, unplugging the ethernet from the receiving TIVO, unplugging the electricity from the receiving TIVO and calling TIVO technical support, who told me they think it's because the credit card for my older (lifetime) box is expired!! (Surprise, fixing that did not kill the transfer!!) I told TIVO I just wanted the "current" transfer killed, but they want me to unplug and recycle my router, which is tough for me to physically reach in my setup, and makes me nervous, so I tried to transfer a show in the opposite direction, which works fine, and I feel indicates that it is not a networking issue. I am amazed they don't just have a direct way to kill the transfer TIVO thinks it is doing!!
Can anyone help me find a direct solution? It has been 17 hours and the blue light is still on and my Series 3 box still thinks it is in the middle of a transfer from my Premiere!!



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