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Need to upgrade original storage got some questions please help!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 22:05
Got the 500GB Roamio 3+ months ago and I only record things in standard definition but I almost run out of room. Just curious if I remove the original HDD, put a new HDD then maybe 6 months from now I wanted to view an old show again on the original HDD, can I take out the replacement HDD, put back the original and the shows will be there to watch again? Also which HDDs would you guys recommend? I want at least a 3TB drive that is on sale/good price right now. And is there a video on other instructions on how to take the HDD out? Thanks!

Hart of Dixie Season 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 20:45
Any still watching besides me? Season 2 thread only had 8 posts, so not expecting much traffic, but thought I'd give it a shot.

I am not liking Joel at all. I want Zoe and Wade back together.

Still liking Levon and Annabeth. Can't stand George, so don't care who he is with...actually, I'd like for him to move out of town.

Really glad Brick took Zoe back and they've dropped the friction between them. I do wish there was more focus on the Doctor story lines and less on the dating stuff.

And more Rose story lines. She is just too cute!

Shows restart after a few minutes with back to back recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 20:37
Noticed something wierd with my new Roamio tonight.

I record Pawn Stars with a season pass. At 8:00, I changed the channel to 175 to watch the show. The first two minutes or so played, then all of a sudden the screen froze for a second and the show started again at the beginning of the episode. Once it played through to the point where it restarted, the picture freezes and pixelates for a second then plays normally. The first time I thought it was a fluke, but it happened again at 8:30P.

Anyone see this before or know what I can do to resolve?

Realistic limit for Moca

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 20:33
Since Charter is heading to 100% digital, I need to either get a Mini for the garage and have sports available or get a Ruko3 and just have streaming.

With the Mini it's $100 + monthly (or $$$/lifetime). I have a coax homerun out there, but it's 75' long. Do I have an expectation of using Moca with that distance ??? I'm leaning this way, but I don't want to find out that Moca wont work and have to install the cat5.

With Ruko it's $100 but I'd have to run cat5 from the tv to my switch out there. Since I'm running one, I just as well run 3 to future proof. It's not going to be any harder but I have obstacles to go through and a patch panel to mount no matter how many I run. Conduit would be nice except I only have an inch to go between the heat duct and ceiling.

Any thoughts ....

Under the Gunn S1 all-season thread spoilers to date

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 20:32
Lifetime's new show Under the Gunn starts tonight.

From the teasers, it seems to be a cross between Project Runway and The Taste.

Former Project Runway designers Anya Ayoung-Chee, Mondo Guerra, and Nick Verreos get to see if they have what it takes to be a mentor like Tim Gunn.

One of the judges is Zanna Roberts Rassi from PR All-Stars.

Quote: With a new Emmy® Award in hand, Tim Gunn takes the reigns as host of Lifetime's new fashion competition series, "Under the Gunn," premiering January 16, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT. America's favorite mentor, Tim passes the torch to "Project Runway" alumni Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos, who have shown their prowess on the runway as contestants, but now must prove they have the vision and business savvy to mentor and manage a fashion empire with 15 new up-and-coming designers under their watch. Each mentor will have a team of designers they must manage, coach, cheerlead and, when necessary, knock down with tough love in order to lead them to runway success. This new crop of designers will face the critiques of designer Rachel Roy, celebrity stylist Jen Rade, creator of some of the most iconic red carpet looks in Hollywood, and TV fashion correspondent and Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi.

In the first two episodes of "Under the Gunn," Spoiler: Tim will present a race-around-the-clock challenge to the fashion hopefuls as Mondo, Anya and Nick measure the skill level of the contestants and duke it out to determine which four designers will land on their teams. In the subsequent episodes, Tim will present new challenges that will test the mentors' ability to bring out the best in their designers as they guide them through the competition. While the designers are whittled down during the season, only the most talented and creative individuals will survive to compete in the finale, where one designer—and one mentor—will be deemed the winners of "Under the Gunn." A request: can the first person to post about a new episode put the episode title and Air date in the post title or at the top of their post? Thanks!

P.S. yes, I spoilered the press release's description of the challenges in episodes one and two above because -- as I write this -- episode one hasn't finished airing on the East Coast yet, and hasn't aired in my time zone at all.

About to get Verizon Fios Triple play with a Roamio Plus. Any tips?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:13
So I currently have DirectTV and DirectTVs DVR and then Time Warner for Internet and Phone.

I plan to take advantage of Verizon FIOS Triple Play FIOS and get a Roamio Plus Tivo and take advantage of the Verizon Triple play special running out on January 18th 2014.

From the boards I see that I need to watch out for Verizon not getting me the $300 Visa Prepaid Card that comes with the Triple Play bundle, but other than that it seems I should be good.

I want to keep my current phone number, which by preliminary going thru order process it appears the number can be used.

It appears that getting the cable card to work isn't as bad as apparently it is with Time Warner it seems from the boards (wow, saw a lot of horror stories with Time Warner).

So my plan is:

1. Go online and order the Verizon Triple play (take screen shots along the way showing all the credits etc, especially the $300 Prepaid Card if charges are not what I expected).
2. Get a Roamio Tivo Plus from Best Buy.
3. Wait for Verizon to do the install with the Cable Card and Tivo.
4. Cancel my Time Warner account.
5. Cancel my DirectTV (may wait a little to watch or transfer what I have recorded).

Am I missing anything I should watch out for.

Search across xfinity on demand with TiVo iPhone app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:08
I recently upgraded my iPhone app and now do not have the ability to search across xfinitiny on demand and Hulu. Previously when I used to use the search option it would allow me to chose xfinitiny on demand shows and allowed me to watch them

Anyone have any idea how to get this feature turned on??


Transfer Tivo shows back to new Tivo from PC??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:58
Before my 6 year old Tivo died, I had transferred to my PC thru my Tivo Desktop several movies. I just ordered a new Roamio which will arrive tomorrow. Is there any way for me to transfer these shows back into my new Roamio?
If not I really want to burn these shows (unavailable on DVD) onto a DVD. I have 2 questions regarding this:
1) Do the files have to be re-formatted into another file type in order to burn them to a DVD using software?
2) If anyone cam recommend a simple not-to-expensive software program that will convert the files (if needed), allow me to edit out commercials, etc., and then burn these saved Tivo files onto a DVD I would be most greatful. I'm software challenged so I can't do anything too technical. THANKS. I've been using Tivo now for over 12 years and ma just on my 3rd unit.

Free Trial

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 17:31
Finally bit the bullet and purchase a Roamio my 1st Tivo box. Are they no longer doing a free trial?

Was considering going the lifetime sub way but want to make sure its what I want 1st.


D-Link To Challenge Belkin WeMo With Wi-Fi Smartplug

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:21

As alluded, the connected home category is primed to explode. And, based on this FCC filing, the next entrant will be D-Link – who’ll be adding an $80 “WiFi Smart Plug” to their existing stable of IP cameras. The DSP-W215 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug is a multi-purpose, compact, and easy-to-use device that allows you to [...]

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I did it. What next?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 15:08
I just got home with my 5 lb 6 oz baby roamio pro. I have just hooked it up and it's loading all the info.

I bought it today (1/16/14) from Best Buy. They were nice enough to match the $100 off the box AND I got the $50 gift card. I wanted to buy from Best Buy because if something was wrong I can just go right back to the store which isn't too far from me instead of having to ship things back and forth. I also used the $50 gift card to buy the 4 yr geek squad extended warranty. Some will say that's unnecessary but I just wanted a little extra piece of mind. If I'm already spending all this upfront money, what's just a little more. I also ordered the slide pro remote from tivo because I wanted a good backlit remote.

I still have to get the cable card from TWC socal but once I do... what's next?

Are there any tips and tricks you can share with me? All the nice little remote control tricks to switch between tuners and things like that? Anything that I should be on the look out for.

Thanks in advance!

Help Deciding on Tivo's-Premier, Romeo, Mini....HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:54
Hello, I am switching providers to Xfinity and would like to do away with the cable boxes all together. I had Frontier Fios and used my Tivo HD (on a monthly plan) with a cable card in one room. I have been a Tivo user for many years.

I would like to use a Tivo as my main cable box and take advantage of Xfnity's on demand services. I also stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and am considering Hulu. I may end up eventually being a cord cutter, but the streaming services are not there yet.

I like the idea of the Mini being able to stream to other TV's in the house, including live TV. For me that could potentially up to three or four other TV's.

From what I understand the Premier XL4 can work with Xfinity On Demand (it is active in the Portland, OR area) as well as the Mini's and it has built in MOCA.

I know that Romeo has the built in MOCA and Stream and 2 more tuners. Does the Mini still use one of the tuners to stream TV or has that gone away?

The Premier XL4's are one a pretty good special right now through Tivo Shop, so that is appealing. Finally, would my old HD be any good at keeping around? I am kind of confused as to whether I can use that to stream from either the Romeo or XL4. I know it won't do live TV streaming.


random channel problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:21
I have a bedroom in our basement that had a TiVo HD (TCD652160) that started having problems tuning in channels. It would happen randomly, not all the time and different channels at different periods would just not "lock in" and be viewable. I thought it was the TIVo itself. Then, I read some posts here and thought maybe the cable card's firmware needed to be updated.

I pursued this, but Comcast informed me there was no "firmware update" to be done for my cable cards. I thought it was simply bad Comcast service and moved on. A few weeks later, I got a refurb 2-tuner premiere and stuck it in this room thinking the problem would be solved. Nope, same exact problem; random channel loss.

Therefore, I figured since it happened to both Tivos, there had to be a problem with the cable line. This has been confirmed even more as the TiVo HD was moved into the basement rec room and now there are no problems at all with it. It tunes in EVERY station fine.

While the TiVo HD was in this room, I ran a channel signal test. Was getting in the 90s on ALL channels. Same thing with the Premiere. What is even weird though is that if the channel wasn't tuning in at that moment, it would then tune in once I ran the signal strength test on it.

My other various TiVos (premieres and a Series 3 -OLED) work fine in other areas of the house too. Any ideas/theories on what may be going on here & in this one room?

Verizon ads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:03
The new verizon pop-up ads are very obnoxious, especially on a tablet. On my iPad if I scroll down past the close box on the ad I cannot get it back and have to go back up a level and then reload the post.

Stream app updated

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:14
This morning I noticed the iOS app icon was different. Haven't noticed any functional changes yet, but seems to be far less flaky (so far).

Will be interesting to see how it works when I get to stockholm this weekend.

AT&T Will Pay You $15/Mo To Skip The Upgrade

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:08

The end of smartphone subsidies may be upon us, given T-Mobile’s uncarrier moves and AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value plan: With the ‘No Annual Service Contract’ options, smartphone customers can save $15 a month on Mobile Share Value plans. Customers can receive these monthly savings when they: Get a new smartphone for no down payment with [...]

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Multi Room Viewing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:05
I have a Premiere and a Series 2 and can transfer shows between the two. My problem is that I can't transfer the shows that are copy protected, I don't necessarily need to transfer them, rather just be able to watch them when in different rooms and a particular show happens to be on the other room's Tivo. Any suggestions about how to do this?

Saying Goodbye...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:51
Seems the Roamio was too much of a lure for me...


Net Neutrality - Adds in your Netflix stream?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:50
With the demise of Net Neutrality the only thing guaranteed is that we will definitely see some changes and growing pains as the IP delivery companies try to get a piece of the revenue pie from the big internet companies.

Netflix and YouTube use 28% and 16% of the peak bandwidth respectively. One of the first changes you are going to see is Verizon and others charging Netflix and YouTube based on the "weight" they put on the infrastructure.

Netflix is going to have to recoup this revenue in some manner, either by adding advertisement in a Hulu+ model or by increasing rates to end users. Or possibly by a combination of the two by adding a premium (non advertisement tier).

Would you pay more for your Netflix account to avoid advertisement?

I think I will add a poll

MSD for other family members?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:23
If I want to give a family member my old premiere because I've upgraded and want them to get it at a lower rate because of the multi -service discount can I just keep the TiVo in my name and give it to them? This is for OTA. I guess the downside would be we'd have to share the account login and PW if they wanted to make any changes to programming through the web or the IOS app. Would Tivo care? The guide would be the same since they live the next town over.


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