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Considering TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 18:24
I currently have Fios with 1 DVR and 3 cable boxes and considering the new Roamio Pro. I have some questions if someone can help.

My main TV room with the DVR is not near my FIOS wireless router, but another TV with a cable box is right next to the router. Can I plug the TiVo Pro into the router there and use a mini and have all the functions of that box on my main TV through the mini? Or would I be better off buying a MOCA and installing it up there and using the TiVo Pro in my main TV room?

Would it be wise to replace all my Fios equipment with a Roamio Pro and mini's? Is there anything I lose?

Last question, can I access my local channels when out of town through the Roamio so as to watch my local sports teams, news etc.?

Thanks

DNLA Support for Roamio and Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 18:09
TiVo needs to add native DNLA support for both the Roamio and Mini. There are clearly a number TiVo customers that what this supported and have had to rely on 3rd party products like pytivo and streambaby. DNLA simply needs to be natively supported.

Channel Not Autorized

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 18:08
My Roamio Pro did not record Breaking Bad last night. I checked the history, and the reason given was "Channel Not Authorized." The channel in question is 479 -AMCPHD. I can watch that channel live without a problem and it is checked as a channel that I receive. I have been recording this channel on my TiVo HD for years. What would cause the Roamio to label it "Not Authorized" and not record it?

TiVo Search -scheduled maintenance

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 17:48
I have trying to access Tivo search for several days and keep getting the message that our systems are currently unavailable,PLease check back later! ... in a cheery tone. The top of the window says scheduled maintenance. Seems suspect that this maintenance has been going on for days. Is anyone else seeing this when trying to use Tivo Search or is it just me? I have restarted the unit - no love.

Netflix app: Easiest way to see how much time is left on video?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 16:38
The info button gives you where you are in the show but takes about 4 pushes to get rid of UI (plush you have to do the math to tell how many minutes are left). There are various buttons that pause the show which tell you how many minutes you have seen and how many minutes are left. I would like this view but I don't want to actually pause the movie. I've tried many buttons and haven't found one that gives me what I want without pausing the show.

TiVo channel guide will not give me listings for Reelz

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 16:32
At all times of the day, it tells m that program content is "to be announced". I have Comcast digital cable in Brookline, MA. :mad:

OTA Roamio review & comparison to S3 & S4 TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 16:12
Hello all,

I received my Roamio on Friday (9/30). I also have a Premiere, TiVo HD, & Original Series 3 all used for OTA only, on the same TV, & fed from the same 4 way splitter.

OTA Reception Observations: As a point of reference I have intermittent multi path issues and my Series 3 units handle my issues better than my Premiere. Based on the last 3 days the Roamio is better at OTA reception than all my other units. In use the Roamio appeared to be about the same as my Series 3 units (they all were receiving the same channels, as normal the Premiere was missing one of them), however using the signal strength meter on all my units and stepping through each channel (including the ones I don't get) the Roamio was able to lock on several channels that the Series 3 units (and Premiere) could not lock on at all, however the signals were still too weak to produce a watchable picture.General Observations:
  1. I setup my Roamio without buying service and was surprised to find the only think that worked was the tuner - it would not record or provide access to any apps without service
  2. Upon ordering Lifetime service it only took secs for the box to be activated. In less than 1 hour I was able to transfer files from my other DVRs and computer. I was also able to transfer seasons passes on line and setup podcast downloads.
  3. Boot time is about 3.5 minutes.
  4. I could not change the Roamio's remote address with the Roamio's remote. Of course my other TiVos did not respond to the Roamio's remote however the Roamio did respond to all my other TiVo's remotes.
  5. The coax cable end and area around the tuner connection is worm to hot and much wormer than any of my other TiVos.
  6. Streaming a show from my Premiere actually provides a superior experience as compared to using the Premiere directly. Accessing the Premiere from the Roamio is like accessing a menu option on the Roamio itself - fast.
File Transfer Rates (MRV), all values are rounded to a whole number:
  1. Roamio to Computer = 93 Mb/s (using free TiVo desktop)
  2. Computer to Roamio = 93 Mb/s (file was uploaded to computer from Premiere using TiVo Desktop).
  3. Premiere to Roamio = 80 Mb/s
  4. TiVo HD to Roamio = 30 Mb/s
  5. Original Series 3 to Roamio = 30 Mb/s
  6. Series 2 to Roamio = 3 Mb/s (yes that is correct).
Conclusion: The Roamio appears to be an excellent OTA DVR. It is fast and a joy to use.

TiVo Stream.. Sell with XL4 or separately?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:57
So I'm purging my Premiere XL4 and will be getting it up for sale on Craigslist or eBay soon. I also have a Stream that needs to go. Will I fetch more for the Stream if I sell it separately than if I include it with the XL4?

Tivo WD Expander unsupported on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:49
I bought the Roamio Plus today. Everything went fine with installation, except for my existing expander which shows as "unsupported" in my Roamio.

It is the same expander (approved by Tivo) that I have been using with my Premiere 4. I made sure I unpaired it from my P4 prior to hooking it up to my Roamio. Roamio recognizes it on the pop up screen, however, it shows it as "unsupported" when I try to set it up.

I called Tivo and they could not figure it out. They said it may be a problem with the hard drive, which I doubt it since it was working great until I got the Roamio.

Any idea on how to fix this?

Thanks!

I so Really Hate TiVo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:35
God issues all the time, over priced Services and OUTDATED Equipment!
I have been a TiVo Customer Since 1st Box Rolled out, it cost A lot a was Giant but worked 100X Better than these boxes! You always blame every issue on Cable but Always you and after paying $40 a month for another 2 years plus buying New Boxes Again you want me to pay 100s Again?
Are you kidding?
Before Direct Tv took Over you guys were worth it but now I can get 4 shows record free with Cable Dvr and I can with service I pay a large month fee for and always Glitches!
Plus Netflix, Hulu, Rhapsody, ect and Cable I'm paying $300 a month a can't get current Equipment?
It's not I can't afford it,
It's the principle, in a time when everything's obsolete every couple yrs and cost $2 bucks to make you think TiVo would be more interested in collecting its staggeringly high monthly fees
Then pushing out life long Customers they stepped on to get here!

I am so. Disappointed in TiVo, as well as feel gauged for equipment replacements!
Pls post your exp here, And TIVO REMOVE my post and it will be Blasted to BBB, Rip-off Report, and 500 other Complaint and Review site, OK!
Jason Wv

Inside Chipotle on Bloomberg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:33
Recorded it this morning. Haven't watched it yet.

Maybe http://www.bloomberg.com/video/behin...vhkjU8QKw.html is the entire ep?

Inside McDonald's on Bloomberg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 14:31
I recorded it this morning and it will be rerun later today. I've watched a bit so far and I like it.

It looks like the whole ep might up at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/beyon...UwpzkT8ng.html.

MLB.TV DVR Features

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 13:24
I am looking at the new Roamie TIVOs. I am currently on DirecTV with older TIVOs and have the MLB Extra Innings. I am weighing the trade-offs between MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV as delivered on TIVOs.

I have a Roku and am not at all happy with the fasts forward and rewind capabilities. On the Roku when you FF or RW the screen hangs and you see the program progress indicator move, but you are completely blind as to what is going on or visually where you are in the programs.

Does the TIVO MLB.TV app behave more like the Roku or more like typical content recorded from cable TV? If there are any on-line videos showing this I would be greatly appreciative. I have only been able to find a short clip of a rewind, but nothing of a fast forward.

Using Dish Network Hopper Internet Connector for MoCa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 13:14
Hello,

Recently I've been using Powerline AV500 ethernet adapters to connect two of my Tivos (Premiere 2 tuner and Romio 4 tuner). There have been some reliability issues (Error message states that the other Tivo is not set up to stream video, but a reboot fixes it), so I think I will move on to MoCa as I'm hoping it should give me a more steady connection.

I was hoping to save some money, so I purchased two of these.

I also ordered this PoE filter.

I'm realize these are DISH branded items, but according to the description, as long as I don't use another branded adapter, they should bridge my ethernet over coax just the same.

Is there any reason that these adapters would not work for my purposes? I am having WOW digital cable and internet installed later this week, so I'd like to get everything up and running at once. I suppose the next cheapest option would be FIOS routers used as MoCa adapters.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Roamio Pro Picture Quality / Sound Quality diminished?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 12:38
Recently jumped from my old 2 Tuner Premier XL to the new Roameo Plus 6 tuner.... I cannot shake the feeling that the video and audio quality in general seems diminished on the new box compared to my old 2 tuner unit...Color doesn't seem to pop as nice...and the overall picture seems darker, particularly on the premium movie channels. The audio seems quieter with diminished base with the overall sound much "tinnier"...I have turned the TV volume up to compensate but it doesn't seem as good.

When I refer to picture quality I am NOT referring to the HD interface...I'm just talking watching TV or recordings.

Could the diminished quality overall be the result of the cable signal splitting 6 ways instead of 2?
Anyone else noticing?

Appreciate any help
Joe

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon - Why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 12:34
I understand the appeal of these services to cordcutters and people who like movies, but for people who have cable service, and aren't that big into movies, what's the point of having both cable and one (or more) of these services?

Kick Back and Kickoff on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – College Football: Florida State at Pittsburgh – ESPN 8PM ET The Panters square off against Florida State who won their first title in eight years. A potent Florida run game will try to outplay a strong Pittsburgh defense lead by Aaron Donald in both teams season debuts. The Panthers are underdogs to the 11th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, but are 5-3 againts Florida in their previous meetings.   TUESDAY – Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 8PM ET Bob is a police officer in Wisconsin and the “Fit for Duty” Continue Reading

From multiple TiVos to one Roamio + Minis?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:53
Was wondering if others replacing multiple recording TiVos with a single Roamio + Minis had any thoughts about what they'd do if the Roamio ever goes down.

Personally, I've gone from:

A) two Series 3 OLEDs + two Premieres to
B) one Premiere XL 4 + one Premiere + two Minis to
C) one Roamio Pro + three Minis

I'm excited about only having to pay one cable card fee + not having to pay the "multi-outlet" fee, and I'm excited about one central box for all of the Season Passes.

But I've now engineered a solution where if the Pro ever goes down, there will be zero TV in the house until the Pro gets replaced. While I'm fine with that, I'm fairly sure my roommate would kill me.

I bought my Pro from Best Buy, so my thoughts were to either get the BBY warranty (because I hear they do immediate replacements, but I have no personal experience with that), or to keep one the old TiVos from B) <above>.

Anyhow, just curious if anyone else was in the same situation? Would the Roamio going down cause hate and discontent within your house? What's your plan?

Thanks for the thoughts. :)

Big Brother 9/1/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:16
That was one of the most satisfying episodes of BB. I loved it when Amanda went into the room to tell Ellissa that she feels Ellissa is antagonizing her. So Ellissa, following the advice of the other HGs, just avoids her and walks out of the room without responding. Then Amanda goes outside to complain and says someting like "She just walks away, I can't believe she keeps antagonizing me like that". So, if Ellissa talks to her she is pushing her buttons, and if she avoids the confrontation she is antagonizing her?

Also loved it when Amanda said "I feel like I'm back in high school" and Spencer says "were you a mega bitch in high school?".

Trade 6 Month Old Premiere 4 for Roamio? Does Tivo Have Trade Program?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/02/2013 - 10:16
My (home upgraded) Premiere 4 is just 6 months old and finally seems to be working fine. Is it worth trading it for a Roamio? I still have the original HD so I can put. It back in. Does TiVo have a trade up program? Will it work with my stream?

Jack

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