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Record from current time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 17:36
Sometimes I am watching a currently airing show and something comes up and I need to leave.
If I press record this episode, it includes the previous 30 minutes and makes it more difficult to find the point I left off.
I have gotten into the habit of changing the channel and then coming back to clear out the buffer so the 30 minutes is no longer included, but I was curious if Tivo already had a way to record without the 30 minutes.

bdog

Trim and rename Recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 17:29
I would like to be able to trim a video on the Tivo without having to use a computer.
Periodically I see something that I want to save for later and press record.
However, it saves the prior 30 minutes also. I need just a few of the minutes that I just watched.
If I could later trim the beginning off so that the snippet begins at the point I want to watch.
It's not so much the space but not having to FF through the program to find the spot I want to watch.

Renaming these snippets would also be nice so I know what they are later.

bdog

Little Poeple, Big World NEW Season 10/29

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 15:46
I do not know if anyone cares but on Oct 29 on TLC at 9PM the show returns. I only live down the street from them, so my wife likes the show. I like seeing the places they go that we also go to. :-)

NBC orders a pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:15
Quote: NBC has given a put pilot committment to a Murder, She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), our sister site Deadline reports.

Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives, Prime Suspect) will write — and executive produce with David Janollari — the project, which will put a new twist on CBS’ long-running smash. Spencer’s character is described by Deadline as “a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her first mystery novel” and sets out to help solve real-life crimes. They really need to stop with the reboots. Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, V, Ironside, Mockingbird Lane (The Munsters), Charlie's Angels.

Any takers?

Best Android app to control a TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:13
In the Google Play store I see the TiVo app, DVR Commander by Anthony Lieuallen, and Network Remote for Tivo by Matthew Kennedy. I have a Roamio Basic if it matters.

MoCa for this dummy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:01
I have the base four tuner Roamio than I connect to our network wirelessly with a N level router. The connection works well enough, but not perfectly. While I can always get HD on Netflix, youtube usually looks terrible, and TiVo service search results often run into extended sessions with the good old wheel of patience. None of this is a huge deal on its own, but all too frequently, probably daily on average, I get the C133 error and need to unplug and replug my router. Using Ethernet cords is not preferable to just simply dealing with these problems so we have left the situation well enough alone.

Is MoCa? I know next to nothing about the tech, but the little I have read seems like sorcery. I buy one and suddenly the cable in my wall also transmits internet? This is witchcraft. Could someone explain to me what exactly I'd need to buy and how I would hook it up? Also, what are the pros and cons? Thank you.

IR Adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:45
I bought the IR Adapter for my Series 3. I want to put the tivo in an equipment closet. The Tivo website said that it would work on any unit that has a USB port. Tivo technical service also said that it should work since I have a USB port. The adapter doesn't work, though. A red light in the adapter flashes everytime I push a button on my remote, but the tivo doesn't respond. The instructions also say that the adapter is for a Series 4 (I didn't have that info until I got the actual unit). So, I'm guessing that the Series 3 software simply doesn't support the IR adapter. Has anyone had success with it?

Revolution - 10/23/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:21
This show is starting to remind me of Jericho.

Season one, hardships, no power, rebuild slowly after nukes, no food, everything closed, food stolen

Then Season 2, 'Jericho is on the fasttrack', US Army comes in, power restored and the restaurant is serving beer and hamburgers within first 20 minutes of S02E01

The difference is Revolution season 2 has completely removed itself from its season 1 premise. Power, restore power, rebuild society. Season 2 has turned into a them vs us war/violence show

TIVO.COM Login slow or times out!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:02
This happens more and more. I do not know why, but the tivo.com login is slow and often times out. Even if it does connect, changing tivo's (we have 3) can take a long time, and trying to add a show or series online is even slower.

Am I the only one to notice that it is happening more and more lately? I can not even log on this morning!

TiVo not recording FXX shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:58
How can I record the FXX shows?

As we know, shows like the League and It's always Sunny in Philidelphia have moved to FXX.

I adjusted my season pass and it did not record. I confirmed there were no conflicts and delete and reset that pass, but it didn't record again. I'm about 6 weeks in and nothing we've done, including power cycling everything has helped.

FXX is shown on my guide as channel 725 so I set it to record, but when I view the pass, it defaults that record to channel 5 and never records anything.

At this point, we planning on getting rid of the TiVo and going with something like Hulu. The channel change isn't TiVo's fault, but my friends and neighbors with regular Comcast DVR's have no trouble recording these same shows.

Thanks for any help or suggestions!

Roamio, Comcast Chicago VoD and Mini MoCA questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:46
Right now I have two TiVo HD units going, one in the front room and one in the bedroom.

From what I can see, I think replacing the front room DVR with the Roamio and putting a Mini in the bedroom would be ideal. However, I have a couple of questions about networking...

I see the new TiVo units support MoCA, but the brief reading on TiVo.com I did didn't exactly answer my question. I THINK this means that I no longer have to have either Ethernet or Wi-Fi going between the Roamio and the Mini. True? I had Comcast out yesterday to move an outlet and was pinging the tech on MoCA and he could only relate to their X1 DVRs, but he stated that even though I'm in a condo, our cable is wired "per unit" and a MoCA filter could be put on our connection to filter out MoCA traffic from adjacent units. Does either TiVo unit come with a MoCA filter?

Secondly, does anyone know if Comcast VOD on the TiVo is supported in Chicagoland yet? Specifically, out of the Comcast Romeoville head end? Is VoD usable on the Mini if it's slaved off of the Roamio?

New Stream SW finally fixes an annoyance

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:33
Just checked and my ipad updated the tivo SW. Now, when I download, it is actually defaulting to medium quality, not high quality. It was such a pain to have to continually choose this.

Time to fill the ipad for spain on saturday.

Best Video Podcasts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:17
Just got a new Tivo Roamio and discovered it lets you add season passes to video podcasts!

I immediately added This Week in Tech and iPad Today, but don't know of any other video podcasts.

Which ones do you watch? Any suggestions? Any good exercise/yoga video podcasts?

Activate TIVO with Verizon

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:12
I recently purchased a TIVO Premiere. I use a Verizon internet connection. I cannot activate. I do not have access to any other broadband internet, my phone line will only accept a dial-up modem. My verizon hot-spot provides me high speed internet, I can use Net-Flix, and it does support on-line gaming. I spoke with the Geeks at Best Buy, they recommended a wireless NetGear adapter, it would not work with the TIVO. The TIVO sales and service reps both suggested I try a forum, 'cause they are aware others have used the Verizon internet connection, but TIVO does not support it officially yet. Hope someone can help me...I'm a retired guy with basic tech skills, so please be gentle with me! Thanks

American Horror Story: Coven 10/23/2013 "The Replacements"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:11
Well, that was disturbing on so very many levels!

I can't decide which was worse- the Minotaur sex or the sexual abuse of FrankenKyle. Do we think Queenie was voodoo-ing beasty rape to Madame LaLaurie, or giving herself to "someone special"?

Madame LaLaurie's reaction to a black President was priceless, though.

Mini updated to 20.3.7 and now won't play from XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:59
When I try to play a recording from the XL4, it says the network is too slow and won't play the recording. This started happening right after the mini update to 20.3.7. The network seems fine and everything else works OK. Anyone else seeing this?

FS: Lifetime base Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:32
Lifetime Roamio base model purchased from TiVo on launch day.

Disappointing that my Cable Co restricts nearly every channel from streaming and downloads, and will likely need to get a unit with component out + Slingbox to get around this nonsense.

Asking $550 or best offer. Trades (with add'l cash of course) for a lifetime Roamio Plus will be considered.

Person of Interest - S3E5 - Razgovor (10/22/13)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:17
I thought this episode deserves its own thread. It was the best episode of the season so far and not only featured Shaw but gave us a little background on the character.

It was a great episode.

Shah had a little character growth (and kicked a lot of ass)
Detective Carter got the drop on her partner.
Reese had a fight with the main HR bad guy.

And lastly Root makes a brief but impactful appearance at the end of the episode ("Did you miss me? We're going to have so much fun together.")

This episode was firing on all cylinders.

ROAM FREE, BABY!

TiVo Blog - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 09:00
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Roamio, Xfinity on Demand, and Caller ID display

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/24/2013 - 08:31
Just looked at the Roamio for the first time yesterday, at Best Buy, discovered that Xfinity on Demand support via these TiVo DVRs is now available in my market.

My understanding is that the same "2-way" communication that enables this is what makes Comcast cable boxes capable of posting Caller ID information to the TV screen when calls come in.

Any idea whether the Caller ID on the TV happens with an "Xfinity on Demand" capable Roamio?

I read a few ancient threads in the help forums that talked about placing an external caller ID box between the phone jack and the TV as a way of implementing this, but they also mentioned that doing so blacks out the TV screen while the phone info is being displayed, and that the phone info shows up on any recordings made using that approach.

I didn't bother to ask the "Geek" at Best Buy once he told me that
1. He'd never heard of expander drives
2. Even if they existed, he was certain that they didn't work with Roamios
3. He appeared incredulous when a customer who overheard my question pointed out that the Roamio DOES have an eSATA port for exactly this purpose, AND that the basic drive in the Roamio can easily be swapped for a larger one in order to avoid the foibles of expander drives anyway (the Geek was clueless on each of those points).

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