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Roamio and Cox Cable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 21:18
Has anyone had any luck getting the new Roamio to work using a Cable Card from Cox Cable? We've gotten 3 different cards from them since Thursday and none work. Spent many, many hours on the phone with their technicians. Still can't use our new Roamio! Very sad that I may have to send it back. I hate COX Communications! I love Tivo and have had one since 2003. If I can't get this to work I guess I'll have to switch over to Direct TV because I refuse to give another penny to Cox and I certainly won't spend more money on their ridiculous DVR system!:mad: Any advice?

Copy to ipad & stream outside home with TWC???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:56
Any Time Warner clients out there that confirm you're able to copy shows to your ipad & stream inside and outside your home with TWC, specifically maybe Oceanic Time Warner? I'm just unboxing my Pro now and haven't tested yet.

On a side note of weirdness, I noticed the tape on top was already slit across the top but not the sides, so the box was still sort of sealed. When I was taking everything out I noticed "hey this remote reminds of the one that came with the premiere and minis I took back a few months ago, especially since it has those weird slit lines diagonally from each button if you look close enough in the light". Then I looked at the remote's picture on the box and then online and realized, "damn, they sent the wrong remote (or because tape was split, someone swapped it out!)!!!" I immediately called Best Buy and they are opening a brand new pro just to get the correct remote out, and are shipping it to me. Now THAT is good customer service!!!

If possible, please let me know your TWC copy and streaming experiences ASAP, thanks!

PS - Well of course no one can stream outside home yet as its not activated, so share in home if you can.


Mini taking long to download info.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:54
Setting up a Roamio and Mini combo.

Concerned about the old RG59 and splitters being good enough for MOCA.

So the set up poster for the Mini says to go to your Premiere tivo and allow video sharing under settings, cable card and device menu.

Well there is no such menu item on my Roamio Plus.

The poster doesn't mention it but the Roamio has menu under network settings to create MOCA network so I activated that.

Then I tried selecting the MOCA Option on the Mini and after a few minutes, it asked how the IP address should be set, obtain from DHCP or manually set.

Taking this as a sign that MOCA is working I select dhcp and then it starts to download info but it took about 5 minutes, longer than the Roamio did the first time.

Maybe this means the throughput over MOCA is poor? Should I be concerned about poor streaming from the Roamio?

Now installing but also taking long. Presumably there's no network activity so maybe it's just device speed?

First Run Only still recording reruns!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:48
Hey y'all...

I made a YouTube video to better show off my issue. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks in advance...


Tuning Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:47
Lets log CC and tuner issues.

modern family usa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:36
Does anyone know if they will be starting from the pilot, or picking highlights?

pyTivo w/ Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:21

I'm trying to get pyTivo to play with my Plus, but for some reason it's trying to connect to the "stream" IP address rather than the regular IP address.

Here's what I see in the log when I first start up pyTivo:

Code: INFO:pyTivo:Last modified: Thu Aug 15 08:31:00 2013
INFO:pyTivo:Python: 2.7.2
INFO:pyTivo:System: Darwin-12.4.0-x86_64-i386-64bit
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Scanning for TiVos...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Living Room
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Announcing shares...
INFO:pyTivo.beacon:Registering: Shows
INFO:pyTivo:pyTivo is ready.
INFO:pyTivo: [07/Sep/2013 21:15:16] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=Shows&ItemCount=0&SerialNum=<BLAH> HTTP/1.1" 200 - <<<<< Roamio "regular" IP
INFO:pyTivo: [07/Sep/2013 21:15:16] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 - <<<<< Roamio "regular" IP
INFO:pyTivo: [07/Sep/2013 21:15:16] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F&DoGenres=1 HTTP/1.0" 200 - <<<<< Roamio "streaming" IP
INFO:pyTivo: [07/Sep/2013 21:15:17] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 - <<<<< Tivo HD
INFO:pyTivo: [07/Sep/2013 21:16:18] "GET /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=%2F HTTP/1.0" 200 - <<<<< Tivo HD pyTivo seems to be latching onto the IP as whenever I try to pull from the web interface I get:

Quote: Unable to Connect to TiVo

pyTivo was unable to connect to the TiVo at

This is most likely caused by an incorrect Media Access Key. Please return to the Settings page and double check your tivo_mak setting. My MAK is correct as I am able to access my two Tivo HDs without any problems, and I can login to the "regular" IP ( with the MAK.

Any ideas?

Running wmcbrine's branch from 8/15 on Mac OS X 10.8.4, if it matters.

install ftp server on tivo box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 19:28
i have the series 4 tivo and i would like to install an ftp server so i can bypass tivo's own crappy downloader

i suspect tivo's downloader is to blame for the server crashing when ever it tries to download a show that is on a bad sector.

or is there a way to reboot the internal server without rebooting the box?

video pc to tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 17:43
In the past downloaded TiVo recordings to my pc using TiVo desktop, because wanted to put on dvd. I needed to clear more space on TiVo and did not want to watch them right away.

I now have more space on TiVo and want to watch them on large screen tv, not on a small pc screen. I will have to upgrade to new TiVo desktop but wanted assurances I could copy videos to my TiVo.

Not sure about conversion formats but used defaults with Direct Show Dump.
Wanted to know before upgraded.

setting up tivo to sell

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 17:29
i have a XL4 premiere I want to sell with the lifetime subscription, do I reset tivo to original and delete every thing on it like a phone or will the buyer lose the lifetime info if i do that?

show audio volume

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 17:21
Recently I have noticed big differences in the audio tv volume when playback of recorded shows. One show plays fine and another different show plays very loud and the tv volume has to be lowered. I have never experienced this before until recently.

Wonder if it is the networks or TiVo software. My money is on the tv networks screwing things up.

Whats new collection is old

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 17:11
I have always used the Search TV-Collections-Whats New to look for new programs. This area always seemed to show brand new shows and I could easily investigate and set up recordings for new shows.

Has anyone noticed that that section has not been updated for months? I used the Whats Popular section to see new shows coming up. but I have to wade thru all of the 'popular' shows to find them. They used to be in that separate section.

Just curious if anyone noticed or uses that search section.

relace xl4 with roamio vs. buy mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 16:57
I have a tv in a second room currently connected with a 30 ft. Hdmi cable to my xl4. i am able to use my slide remote reasonably well from this other room. I live alone so im not bothered by the fact that i cant watch two different things simultaneously from both rooms - A conviance buying a mini for my second room would provide. The main reason i would buy a mini to go with my xl4 is to get faster apps\menus in second room. The problem with this solution is my main living room would be stuck with slow premier. Does anyone know is youtube app much better with roamio? That is only app i really use from main room.
Alternative is to sell my xl4 and buy base roamio (i dont care about streaming) and continue to mirror my living room tivo to 2nd room and avoid buying a mini. I will loose moca ability that my xl4 has if i do this but Im not currently using moca anyway. Im running Ethernet. If i do decide to keep my xl4 and buy minis and go moca i know the xl4 can serve as a bridge to other network devices. Can the minis also do this? The only thing base roamio seems to be lacking for me is analog audio. In my main tivo room i currently use component video and composite audio out to a 3rd sony crt hdtv. With base roamio are there breakout cables for component and composite? What would they cost? If i decide to replace my xl4 with roamio basic instead of buying a mini for my second room, it occurs to me instead of buying breakout cables for my 3rd crt tv i can buy a powered hdmi switch with 3 hdmi outs since my third sony tv has a dvi input. unfortunantly dvi means id have to use a hdmi/dvi cable which means no audio out of sony crt speakers but i guess i can still buy just the composite break away cables for that? Having a powered hdmi splitter has another advantage because currently im hotswapping my hdmi port on xl4 everytime i switch from Plasma for bedroom or projector for living room. Anyone know the price of a 1 in 3 out hdmi switch. lastly Ive heard picture quality complaints on both mini and roamio compared to premier and wonder if i should consider this in my decision. I dont think im going to buy either a mini or roamio until there is further price drop but would apreciare any innput.

Roamio and 4 Minis

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 16:13
I currently have 5 TV's showing live TV on different channels and everything is running smoothly. No jittery video or audio dropouts. Live TV on the Roamio Pro, 3 Minis via MoCA, and 1 Mini via ethernet.

TiVo definitely did a great job implementing a whole home DVR solution!

TV on NetFlix ranked by IMDB rating

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 16:05
400 titles on NetFlix ranked by IMDB popularity.


Like I didn't have enough backed up to watch.

I made some new lists of series to binge on:

There are a few errors like the Dragnet at the end is the Dan Ackroyd / Tom Hanks movie, not one of the Dragnet TV series.

Today's Best Buy flyer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 16:02
includes "Introducing the New TiVo Roamio DVR", on page 5, with "3X Reward Zone points with purchase" (normal price, though). I was surprised to see that only the base Roamio is mentioned.

Help, program info not loading.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 15:22
Hi, I seem to have a problem. I decided to upgrade the hard drive in my tivo HD. Was debating on doing it myself then I happened to see someone selling a 2tb WD green hard drive setup for tivo hd on ebay for $99, so I bought it. Put the drive in, ran a full reset, went through guided setup and everything seemed great. Starting transferring a bunch of programming to it from my near full other tivo HD with 1tb hard drive. After about a week I was done transferring programming but then happened to notice the programming info running low warning. It had loaded a near full 2 weeks of program info the day I set it up, but seemed not to have loaded any info since. I forced it a few times and it was connecting ok and seemed fine but no new info. I did a little reading and decided to hit 0 on the channel menu and change the programming source from one area to another, went thru the partial resetup, then I did this again changing it back, and after a day it once again had close to 2 weeks of program info. But since it has not added any more programming info again. I don't know what to do, called tivo and they had no ideas. This is free hbo weekend, my other tivo gets the hbo channels and this problem one will not, even called fios and we checked everything on their end with no luck. Also my other hd has version 11m software the problem one is still on 11k. Anyone with any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Roamio Plus Power Cycles Cable Modem?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 15:12
I'm starting to think Obama might have better luck with Syria than me with my Roamio and Comcast. Anyways, I had a premiere and have not been able to get any channels to show up. Comcast said it was the box. So I got a Roamio Plus. Same problem. The root of the problem with the box is that the cable card has never been able to validate on my end. Comcast says it is validated on their end, but my conditional access screen shows a ? Next to val. So that is that problem.

Additionally, another odd issue is that any time the Roamio does a connect to the TiVo service, it power cycles my cable modem. I have an older Motorola Surfboard modem that works fine for internet and do not have this problem at all the premiere. I was able to do guided setup fine initially but as Comcast and I were playing with issues yesterday, when we tried to connect to the service this happened every time. Anyone else seen this?

Back to back recording same shows glitch

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 15:11
I recorded five back to back episodes of Pawn Stars. I set up my shows to record 1 minute early and two minutes after. The four shows after watching the first show would show a small scrambled picture and audio lasting about one to two seconds, like there was a freeze, three minutes into the recording, which would correspond to the show that was recording prior to the current show stop recording. I don't know if this is just a problem on the Roamio or not, as I don't recall that problem on my Premiere XL. I'm going to setup the Premiere XL to see if I can duplicate the problem. It's more of an annoyance.

Manual Recording locked up my Roamio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/07/2013 - 14:47
I went to setup a manual recording and it locked up my Pro. I got the popup for recording conflicts and then it stopped responding.

I tried switching the remote to IR. I also tried using the iPad app's remote and also selecting a show in My Shows to Play on TV. Nothing is working.

Has anyone else had issues with Manual Recordings?

It almost reminds me of the old Elite lockups where the TiVo would just stop responding to the remote. I can still browse my shows via the iPad app, and it still shows something recording. I just can't do anything.

Of course as soon as I typed this up it recovered a few minutes later.


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