I just got a new tivo roamio with the hopes of being able to record more than two channels at a time. I went down to my local Southern California time warner cable store to get a cable card and they told me they don't offer cable cards that have more than two tuners. Does this make the 6 channel recording ability useless? Is there any solution to record more than two channels?
So I bought the Roamio today, my first new TiVo since the original model (14 years ago?). Totally thrilled to be back in Tivoland!
Except now it is frozen in restart with the "Welcome! Starting up..." screen. Holy cow, that is the same screen that froze 6 years ago on my old Tivo when I finally gave up. Do you mean to tell me that they have not been able to get a robust startup in place over 5 years!
Would love any advice. It is frozen. I installed it today, connected to Comcast with a CableCard, and it would not recognize the service. Called Comcast to activate the card, which they claim to have done. Rebooted the machine and I am now in frozen-land.
Any help appreciated.
We recently upgraded from a TiVo HD to the Roamio Plus, and generally things have worked well.
However, "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX (Comcast) records, but when we try to fast forward over a commercial, TiVo skips about 20 minutes into the show. When we rewind, it jumps back over the 20 minute section. There's no way to fast forward or rewind at any speed within that 20 minute chunk. It's like that portion of the show is off limits. This wouldn't be a big deal if it only happened once. However, this happens for another chunk of time in the same broadcast.
Figuring it was a bad recording, we've watched many other shows since that broadcast with no issues whatsoever.
But, when this week's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" was recorded, we have the exact same issue. It's very frustrating and basically makes portions of the show unwatchable...that is, unless we never touch the remote. We've never had this issue with this show, and we've watched almost every episode since it began airing years ago (all recorded on various TiVos).
Has anyone else experienced this issue?
When I tried a xfer from my Roamio plus to my Premiere 4 tuner using a MoCA network setup the speed was great at about 110Mb/sec, BUT the Premiere would not play a recorded program without jerking and no sound when the xfer was going on. When the xfer was done all worked normally, I tried this a few times and got the same results, I know that I will not be doing much xfering this way in normal use so it is not a show stopper but I would like anybody that has both types of TiVos to confirm this as a bug.
I just bought a TiVo roamio and so far I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it. When I connect to my antenna and scan for channels, it doesn't find as many as it should. I tried hooking the antenna straight to my TV, and I get a lot more channels. Whenever I try to go through the tivo, i get fewer channels and the reception is spotty. Why is this happening? Why would I get fewer channels through my TiVo? If anything, I thought it would actually improve the reception by buffering...
When I purchased my Roamio, I transferred all the shows from my Premiere to the Roamio. I've since disconnected the Premiere from the network in anticipation of selling it on eBay.
For some reason the Premiere still shows in the now playing list.
Does anyone know how to delete it from the list?
My Tivo's have stopped getting channel lineup change info, but the guide does show the correct info. What could have happened?
The Tivo's always make the daily calls.
I've had the same black screen tuning issues reported by others in the forum. My issues appear to be tuning adapter related with SDV channels failing regularly. I've seen "Channel Not Available", "Problem with the signal..", and just the black screen with DVR diagnostics having resolution status pending indefinitely.
Tomorrow I have a truck roll to check signal strength. Unfortunately I've tried signal boosters, removing splitters, reducing tuner counts, swapping both cable cards and tuning adapters with no resolution.
Hopefully the tech finds something, but I'm curious if anyone is having success or similar issues on Brighthouse CFL. I'd love to hear that someones having success in this area b/c at this point I'm at a loss.
Just upgraded to a Roamio Pro from a series 3. I'm really enjoying the upgrade but one annoyance is that I used to be able to have the Info/Channel Banner clear quickly. This used to be a setting under Displays but on the Roamio it doesn't display. Any ideas?
The remote is paired to my Roamio and will work in RF mode for a little while after I hold the TiVo button + D but then it will switch back to IR mode and then back and forth every few seconds or minutes.
Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions?
I've tried resetting the remote and removing the batteries.
I recently received a service update. The software version on my unit went from 11.0k-01.... to 11.0m-01...
What is the difference between the 0k and the 0m versions?
It doesn't make sense...I just don't understand....why Mc/Am are getting the Romeo/Juliet edit. :)
Perhaps this is why Andy is so good at playing both sides.
On my Roamio Plus, When I am watching anything on Netflix, if I pause the program, then unpause, it takes about 5 seconds for the audio to start back up again. I can FF and RW just fine and the audtio starts right away. Just not after a pause.
Anyone else see this issue?
Currently have DTV and am under contract for a little while yet, but starting to look at the Roamio. I have 3 HD-DVR receivers and are configured with Whole Home DVR.
With DTV I am currently paying $6 per extra receiver ($12), a HDTV fee ($10) a DVR fee ($10) and a Whole Home fee ($3).
If I were to purchase a Roamio Plus and 2 mini's - and pay lifetime service for all three devices - what other monthly expenses will Comcast charge (outside of the content package itself and taxes/regulatory fees)? Cable card fees? Any other DVR or HD fees?
Kind of irritated by the extra fees from DTV and would love the TiVo again.
Thanks for the help!
I have a new (small, local) cable company which is provided by my landlord. The cable they provide is ALL digital and unencrypted (on the back end, all they really do is stream dish network programming)...
Upon requesting a cablecard, anyone I spoke to over the phone did not know what I was talking about so I had to leave a message for a tech. They returned my call and told me that since their digital cable is unencrypted I do not need a cablecard and they would not provide one. They also (for some reason...) said IF I needed one to contact motorola since they are the manufacturer of the M-Card....... I'm getting the feeling these guys have absolutely no idea what they're talking about? Anyone else have a similar experience anywhere?
Aren't cable companies required by law to provide cable cards upon request? Someone I spoke to from TiVo suggested that my cable company was small enough that it would not be required by law to provide the cable card but neither of us could find any documentation supporting that. Has anyone else heard that (link please?)?
Anyone having an issue w/ the remote not responsive when the TiVo unit's downloading stuff (e.g. amazon instant video, or podcasts etc.)?
Hi, have my Roamio Pro for about a week now.
Ever since getting it, I've had problems with internet connectivity.
When I press the TiVO button, or when I go to the what to watch now section, I'd see various messages about not connected to the internet , or not connected to the tivo service, or connected to the internet but some problem. Netflix also fails to connect.
Errors: C501, C133, ui-133
When the problem happens, I just need to wait a couple of seconds, then it resolves itself and the error goes away.
If the error shows up, and I troubleshoot the network connection, it always works, no problems.
My iOS TiVO apps also report the box has lost internet connectivity.
It looks like the TiVo has some intermittent network problem.
I contacted chat support, and I felt like the person could not get me of the line quick enough, did you reboot, no, have you rebooted, no, ok reboot, and then come back, bye.
I've swapped ethernet cables.
I've swapped switch ports.
My internet connection is working just fine.
I have many devices connected and none have any problems.
I tried the same CAT6 cable that my working Roku uses for the TiVO, same problem.
Searching I see old threads dating back to 2011 with similar symptoms.
Wired CAT6 ethernet.
I have some older series 3 HD TiVos that have standard remotes with the 1-2 switch to allow one TiVO peanut remote to control two TiVOs. These older series 3s are all in basement rooms and lightly used on a daily basis.
I now also have a 4-tuner premeire in our main bedroom, but am using an older Series 3 (OLED) glo remote with it. All works good.
I was thinking of moving one of the older series 3 TiVos from the basement and stack it on top of the bedroom's 4-tuner Premiere, but then wanted to somehow use only one remote for both. Is this possible with the Series 3 GLO remote or does the remote HAVE to have that 1-2 switch in order to be able to do this?
Anyone else seen this? I was streaming a show from my Premiere. It was an SD show, 480i, recorded from an Analog channel. I played a few minutes of it and it worked fine, then I went into the menus to check something, and when I tried to resume it I could hear the audio but the video was black. I left it playing for a few seconds thinking it might recover, but it didn't so I exited and restarted the stream from the beginning. This time it worked.
It only happened that once, but I haven't watched a lot of shows on it yet, so I'm wondering if this is going to be a common problem or not.
We're thinking of getting DISH but wondering if buying the lifetime Tivo might be better than going with the Hopper. We hate subscriptions. Although being able to record 2000 hours on the Hopper is better than 75 on the Tivo, how many shows can you watch? Also the monthly fees on the Hopper plus Joey go up $12/month for a second TV. But we haven't tried either interface. Any thoughts, opinions?:confused: