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Newbie Attempts First (Dead) Hard Drive Replacement Tivo Series 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 09:42
The hard drive on my TiVo Series 2 Model # TCD240080 (Single Tuner - 80 hour) died. I am fairly certain of this because when I tried to reboot it, I got the "Powering Up" screen and it just kept clicking away. Not bad for a 13 year old TiVo!

Since I have lifetime on this unit and would like to use it as a backup, I found 2 identical models on Craigslist for $30. I would like to attempt to replace the broken hard drive with one of the working ones.

Can I just open the units and swap them out, or are there more steps that need to be taken?

I would love some guidance and/or direction to try a hard drive swap for the first time ever. Just point me in the right direction.

(FYI: The guy was selling both as a package deal, so I figured for $30, if I mess up my initial effort, I can try again with the second hard drive!)

The TiVo Roamio Heart Transplant – Easy, Breezy

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 09:34

Given periodic tuner conflicts with my Premiere XL4/Elite, due to recording duties and Mini streaming, and a desire to periodically offload DVR-ed shows, something the devalued Slingbox cannot offer,  I’ve been quite pleased since taking TiVo up on their 10 year customer deal last month for a 6-tuner Roamio. Indeed, while TiVo’s “Stream” functionality isn’t currently as robust […]

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Apple Watch Support?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 00:40
I wonder if the TiVo app will support the Apple Watch? It would be convenient to control my Roamio from my wrist.

If you are thinking this is a strange idea, the Watch already supports control of the Apple TV.

You tube iPad app shows stream to premiere but not roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:45
I was watching a you tube video on my iPad and I click the streaming icon in the upper right corner (next to the +) and it list my Oppo blu Ray and my premiere, but not my roamio pro.

Is there a reason why it doesn't list the roamio?

"Everything" option definitely works in wish lists :-).

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 22:29
Last season Orphan Black was only on BBC America. Now they have partnered with AMC and when I turned on the TiVo to watch the season premiere, not only did I have the marathon they showed on IFCHD, but the premiere episode recorded 3 times at 9PM on BBCAHD, IFCHD, and AMCHD.

I'll have lots of copies to select from for archiving if one of them has a glitch :-).

I haven't looked to see if AMCHD and IFCHD rebroadcast the premiere later like BBCAHD does, but I may have lots more copies tomorrow.

Driving me crazy, CANT TURN off CC iPad Air 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 21:05
So today I used my iPad air 2 to try to watch some tv shows and everything I tried had Closed captioning even though the CC button was not selected.i even tried uninstalling, resetting, and reinstalling same thing! Driving me crazy! Anyone else get this error?

Orphan Black 4/18/15 "The Weight of This Combination"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 20:59
♬ I’m so excited ♪
♪ And I just can’t hide it ♬

And we’re off! Bring on the CLONE WARS!!!

Awww, Helena has the sweetest fantasies! Until not so much.

It seems almost wrong that Tatiana Maslany only gets listed once in the credits...

So shall Krystal be known as Boob-Job Clone?

Alison the politician. THAT should go well! “For the kids. Right.”

Almost well as a Rachel whose brain has been physically altered.

Poor, heart-broken Cosima. She needs to be comforted. I volunteer, but only because that’s just the kind of guy I am. Delphine’s not good enough for her anyway.

Interesting watching Sarah transform into Rachel. It must be a tiny taste of what Tatiana goes through every day. It never ceases to amaze me how good Tatiana is not only at playing the different clones, but at playing the different clones playing each other.

Poor Sarah–Rachel, getting in over her head.

I don’t really like the new, empowered Delphine. Or rather, I guess, the old Delphine who we’re getting to see for the first time?

I guess the safe word is Delphine.

Is Tatiana the voice of the scorpion?

Boy clones...not feeling it yet, but then, they don't seem to have tried to make me feel it. Yet.

Pairing Jail

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 20:38
I got my new Tivo Roamio Plus yesterday. As you can imagine I was pretty excited. I had tried Tivo about 6 years ago but sent it back in favor of a Window's Media Center cable card tuner.

But this new Tivo is much different. A LOT to like.

So, last night I connected to the network via Moca, and all was well. I popped in the Cable Card from my PC and voila! it just worked. I could do all the things I expected. Even the higher tier channels like ESPN, HGTV, etc worked fine. But, unfortunately, no HBO. Said I didn't have authority to it. That's ok, I thought, I'll tackle that tomorrow.

So, today I call Verizon and get a guy that knows nothing about cable cards. It happens. After about 15 minutes I give up, thank him, and hang up. Verizon has a computer attendant that can do the pairing via phone. So, I call that number, enter the card ID, host ID and data ID. It says it's pairing and it could take a half hour.

I hang up, wait a half hour then look. Nope. Still no HBO. But, wait, now I don't have any of the other encrypted channels. All I can see is local channels. Crap, I'm worse off than when I started. So, I go through the automated process again. Same result.

Bummer, I have to call again. This time I get a woman that knows cable cards and Tivo. Woohoo. She sends the signal down. For a second I get ESPN but it goes away and I'm back to only local channels. She tries this again. She even decommissions the card and resends the info. I spend over an hour on the phone with her. She says that no matter what she does she can't write to the cable card. It still has the old host ID from the PC tuner.

Sigh. She sets up a FedEx of a new card that will arrive Tuesday. I'm hoping that fixes things. Otherwise I get the joy of missing a half day of work waiting for the cable guy.

Any other suggestions you may have that I can try before Tuesday would be very appreciated.

Pioneer receiver codes??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 19:50
I now have my roamio and 2 minis setup. One issue I have is the tv remote doesn't work with any pioneer codes with my pioneer sc-61 receiver. I've tried twice all the codes. Am I missing something or is this a known issue with pioneer?

Any particular reason my suggestions is LOADED with infomercial

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 19:42
Pretty dang annoying. Why the heck is it doing that? It's only been over the last week... 109 of them. What the ****?

Streaming problem to iPad Air 2 and The Americans

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:45
I recently upgraded to an iPad Air 2 and my in-home streaming is very unreliable.

Network setup is:
-FIOS with Cablecards
-Tivo Premiere and Roamio Plus
-Boxes are hardwired via Moca Adaptors
-Apple Airport Extreme

Streaming and downloading to my iPhone or my wife's iPhone (both 6's) works perfectly. Streaming to my son's iPad Mini 2 also works fine.

Streaming to my new iPad Air 2 and very often the video freezes but the audio continues. Strangely, it's intermittent on all channels but FX. When watching the Americans, the only FX show I watch, it is guaranteed to happen 100% of the time.

Any thoughts?

Romeo upgrade for series 3 users

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 16:15
I was a little disappointed when then sent me an email about the loss of Amazon on my Series 3 box. Couldn't care less about YouTube - but will certainly miss Amazon.
I was excited to see they were offering upgrades for those of us affected.
Unfortunately it's not an upgrade if it doesn't let me take my lifetime service to the new box. So - back to disappointed again.
Has anyone else gotten a different story on this?

Does Premiere support Amazon Prime video streaming?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:57
I just purchased Amazon Prime. How do I get my premiere to stream amazon videos which I now have access to?

Please help. Thanks.

Innovation Nation - anyone watching?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:23
I found this channel surfing one morning. They have some amazing stories.

This week's ep featured a couple of 3D food printers. One did mini pizzas and such. The other did incredible confection pieces. This one was right in my wheelhouse. :)

They have lots of interesting tidbits on the show.

New FIOS Tv package doesn't include ESPN. ESPN not happy.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:14
http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/...-subscription/


FIOS is introducing FIOS Custom TV for $55/mo starting April 19th with locals and some of the most popular channels and regulating ESPN to a sports add-on package. Add-on packages are $10/mo.

ESPN is not happy and says the contracts they have in place say Verizon isn't allowed to distribute ESPN and ESPN2 in a separate add-on package.

Menu change

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:12
Noticed that the TiVo Central menu changed last night and Netflix replaced Video on Demand (and there was a message about the change).

Scott

TiVo Roamio DVR (MTM) & TiVo Mini (Lifetime)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 09:28
Up for sale are both a TiVo Roamio DVR and a TiVo Mini. Both are in 100% perfect condition and the sale includes the original boxes, remotes, cables, and instructions.

The Roamio is currently on the month-to-month plan. The Mini has the lifetime service plan.

Roamio: $100 shipped
Mini: $100 shipped
Together: $190 shipped

Bluetooth Sound - how to add

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 09:24
I've just got a nice set of Syllable G800 earphones that are connected by Bluetooth. My TV is not enabled so I would like to get a connection to my Roamio. Any ideas?

Switching tuners with Live TV button stops working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 08:51
I have a Tivo Roamio. I like to switch between tuners by pressing the Live TV button. The problem is that the functionality disappears from my Tivo after some period of time, at which point pressing the Live TV button I only see the channel info for the current tuner/channel.

Sometime I can go as long as two weeks before the function disappears, other times it is just a few days. A reboot fixes the problem for a short while, but it eventually stops working again.

any ideas?

Guided Setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 06:41
How do I rerun guided setup on a HD and a Roamio. I am changing cable providers today.

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