I have a new Roamio Basic that I upgraded the hard drive to a WD AV-GP 3 TB immediately after opening the box.
The physical installation of the drive went without any difficulties. Initial boot with the new drive took a exceptionally long time of over one hour due to the formatting of the large 3 Tb drive.
When the initial formatting and installation of the Tivo OS was complete the Tivo started to play it's startup annimations. These animations played back with stuttering and no audio. After this anomaly the remainder of the setup was uneventful.
On day three of the new Roamio I awoke to find the device rebooting. The reboot suffered the same startup animation stuttering and also exhibited very slow menu navigation and tuning to an ota channel resulted in the tv going blank for several minutes. The Roamio was unresponsive to remote commands at this time, I could however see that the yellow light on the Roamio blinked with remote presses.
The Roamio eventually recovered from this non responsive state and normal ota viewing resumed. Normal viewing continued for an hour or so. Eventually the non-responsiveness returned. This also had a blank channel guide during tuning.
At this point I was forced to reconsider my choice to upgrade the hard drive. I decided at this point re-install the original 500 Gb drive. This went without event. Initial startup with the new drive was fast and the the animations played smoothly. Menu navigation is fast and ota tuning is fast as well.
My question is, has anyone else experienced a similar issue related to a hard drive upgrade? At this point, barring someone else's opinion; I'm inclined to believe the new 3 Tb drive is defective.
Thanks in advance.
I have a series 4 Tivo. The issue is that I can't get any cable channels to play through my stereo. However, I can stream songs from my computer through the Tivo and they play through the stereo just fine. I have my stereo connected to the Tivo box with an optical cable.
I am not very knowledgable about stereo stuff. So I may be overlooking something simple.
Thanks for any help.
New Priority List is up for 20.3.8:
(note tivo.com/priority redirects to the priority_20_3_8 page now). Also, as the quote below shows, Minis and Roamios don't need to add their TSNs to the list. They'll update as soon as it's released, supposedly.
We are preparing to release a software update (20.3.8) for TiVo Premiere, TiVo Mini, and TiVo Roamio boxes. TiVo Roamio and TiVo Mini boxes will automatically receive the update on the day it becomes available. TiVo Premiere boxes will be updated in groups. If you would like your TiVo Premiere to be in one of the first groups to be updated, please enter your TiVo Service Number below.
Note: Only TiVo Premiere boxes purchased directly from TiVo.com or a retailer are eligible for this update. Boxes provided by cable companies will be updated on a different schedule.
Within the Tivo Central interface, I know is very easy and seamless to search, select, and watch Netflix shows. The problem is that it is not as easy to return to the show. For example, let's say I started watching Breaking Bad. I then stop it halfway through Season 1, Episode 3. Now a week later goes by you want to continue watching it and you don't remember what episode you are on. I know you can go directly into Netflix and it will list recently watch shows. In my opinion, there should be a "Recently Watch" menu within the Tivo Central GUI where is lists all the streaming shows and record shows that you watched in the past and you can easily resume where you left it.
So am I missing something? Is there an easy way within the Tivo Central GUI to resume your Netflix shows? To me, it seems that Tivo is trying to merge other streaming services into the Tivo ecosystem to make it transparent but it's not there yet.
Just got my TiVo Roamio Plus and was going to set it up this weekend, although there is no rush. Still waiting for the Mini which should arrive early next week.
Anyway, I think I'll want to upgrade to 3TB right away. What are the downsides to getting started with existing drive and using the TiVo for a few days, weeks or even months?
I know recordings would be lost. May not be a big deal. Maybe they can be transferred to computer and back if needed?
Would I need to re-run guided setup with new drive?
Cable cards need to be re-paired?
My TIVO Premiers are working fine with TIVO Desktop Plus 2.8.3 with either TiVo Beacon or Bonjour. I'm evaluating JRivers Media Center 19 and can't get it to work with TIVO and can't find any instructions that pertain to version 19.
Does anybody have this working?
I have two homes and two Romio Pros. I am having a problem streaming in one of my homes. Can you have two streams in you tivo account? They are in diffrent location. I can only stream in one location.
I just hooked up my new Roamio Pro, upgrading from Premiere Elite. I moved my cablecard over and hooked up tuning adapter. Called Cox(Baton Rouge, LA) and paired card. Was successful per cox guy, and TA was linked and working. However some channels will cause the cable card pairing screen to appear. Then when I hit "clear" that channel is blank and gives a V58 error. Other HD channels work, but the cablecard pairing screen will randomly pop up requiring me to hit "clear". That channel will then keep working.
I don't know whether these are only SDV channels because I can't find a list of SDV channels in Baton Rouge. Called Cox again and guy on phone did not seem to know a lot. He wound up just saying the signal looked weak and he would send out a service call next week. I foresee a technician fumbling around for a few hours and accomplishing nothing so I wanted to check with y'all first.
The Premiere Elite (and 2 previous TiVos) all worked fine with this same TA and Motorola cablecard.
Thinking of upgrading from my Premiere to a Roamio. Will the multi stream cable card I've been using auto pair with the new box, or will I have to go through my cable company (TWC) to re-pair everything? I have found the pairing process through Time Warner, a nightmare. Thanks
Just a shout out for a TV Movie Documentary I really enjoyed. Sports is a big part of my life, and a big part of what brings our family together. I thought this talked a lot about the moments and emotions that sports brings to us as a community.
I have my S3 and Roamio side by side so that I can have them both connected to my router in order to enable the quickest transfer of recordings. The problem is using the Tivo remote on the Roamio also controls the S3, and I unwittingly deleted entire groups of shows on the S3 (luckily I was able to recover).
Is there anyway of blocking the remote control signal to the Series3 yet still allow it to register on the network for the transfers to continue?
I'm considering either wrapping it in foil or taking it off my shelving unit and placing it at a 45 degree angle, if the cord length allows.
I gave up on TVLAND years ago because they hacked and time pressed episodes really badly. Recently while looking at the on screen guide, I noticed sometimes hour long episodes from the 60s & 70s are running about 1:15.
Because I do not watch TVLAND anymore, I have no idea why the episodes would be that long other than being uncut and\or more commercials.
We had the experience from heck getting our Roamio installed and working correctly through Cox Cable here in Omaha. It took 1.5 months but finally Cox got their tuning adaptors upgraded to accommodate the 6 tuners and I thought all was finally well. Unfortunately over the past month we've had more and more problems with pixelation. When it hits, it hits every channel and every tuner. It can go on for just a few minutes to a few hours. If it is bad enough and Tivo is trying to record it will just drop the recording all together. If it gets really bad we'll lose TV signals altogether. It is now happening where I am losing 2-3 recordings per week and I am getting aggravated all over again! :mad:
I've tried searching here in the forums but I'm not finding others posting about similar issues. I'm trying to decide if this would be a Tivo issue or if it would be possibly a cable card and/or tuning adaptor issue with Cox? Where should I begin to try and figure out the problem? What exactly causes pixelation?
Right now I'm looking at the the stupid V52 message floating around my screen after more pixelation and a lost recording and ready to throw the darn thing out the window. Any help is appreciated!
ETA: Rebooting doesn't help!
I am going to get a Roamio with the built in MoCA. I want to get a Mini for the kitchen TV, which will need a MoCA, but does my router need a MoCA too if the Roamio has one built in?
This may sound like a dumb question but let me explain the situation. I currently have a large X1 install with 3 DVR's and 8 terminals. I am so tired of X1's bugs and bought a TiVo Roamio Pro and 2 TiVo mini's. The Pro is hooked up and works great, however I need to install the minis and eventually replace all the xfinity equipment with TiVo Pro's and Minis. My question is during this transition can both function on moca without causing an issue and brining the other down?
Hope this makes sense
Activated my Roamio yesterday, and everything works fine except YouTube. Whenever I try to use it I get error code v301 with the URL http://www.tivo.com/support/v301
which leads to nothing. It's not my internet connection, because Huku and Netflix work just fine.
Does the Roamio have closed captions on mute? I have captions turned off, but they show up whenever I mute the tv. I've looked through the tv's menu and can't find any setting like that.
I just activated my new Roamio today, but the activation hasn't gone through as I'm unable to see my Series3 recordings on the Now Playing list (getting some network error message). I'm in this weird limbo state right now where I can't transfer my recordings or Season Passes, can't watch HBO (since the CC is not paired to the new Roamio, and probably will need to be repaired if I move it back) or do much else.
I moved one of the requisite two CableCARDs from my S3 OLED to the Roamio in order to set it up, but I want to move it back so I can watch some stuff from my old DVR as well as make sure my scheduled recordings for tonight are still recorded.
Will removing the CC and coaxial cable from the Roamio halt or delay the activation of the unit?