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Tivo Mini Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:32
I'm a week into my new Roamio / Mini setup. Everything works great and I'm really happy. However, I just noticed the remotes are different. The mini one is much bigger and the buttons are configured slightly different, with the "back" button missing altogether. Why is this?

TiVo TV Binge-Viewing World Record Attempt

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:30
The best device to binge-watch your favorite shows on, is looking to hold the binge-watching title! At 7:00 PM PT on Monday, January 6th three contestants at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will begin their attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record of 86 hours and 37 minutes (held by two Californians who watched consecutive episodes of FOX’s ”The Simpsons” in 2012), by binge-viewing 87 hours of programing. The content for the TiVo TV Binge-Viewing World Record Attempt,* will be streamed straight from one of our very own Continue Reading

Are their still cable card issues?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:44
When I got my roamio on Verizon FIOS I had to get a different cable card inorder to get HBO and some channels. I am about to install a Roamio Plus on Cox Communications for my father. (yes there is a TA involved as well) Do you suppose his current Mcard in his TivoHD will work? If I get a new motorola Mcard for him with COX does it have to be a certain version? are their any issues? :confused:

TiVo HD with suspected power supply issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:47
I have a TiVo HD with Lifetime with suspected power supply issues. It looks like you've got to have 15 posts to post to the Seller forum. Is it legitimate to post it here if I don't have 15? I've read this forum for years and always found my questions already answered so haven't had to post...


Netgear Routers Charge Facebook Check In for WiFi

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:46

A clever new Netgear router feature caught my eye this morning from CES. Tailored to small businesses, Facebook Wi-Fi enables that local cafe or bead shop to offer free wireless… in exchange for a Facebook check-in. Win-win? From the press blast: NETGEAR is making the Facebook Wi-Fi login available on its premium line of next-generation wireless routers [...]

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Windows 7/8 desktop or Surface Pro Tivo app like Tivo iPad app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:09
1. Is there a Windows 7/8 based Tivo app like the one for iPad? Love the Tivo iPad app for controlling and managing 3 Tivo Premieres for setting up recording, rearranging Season Pass priority, deleting shows, etc. All this can be done faster from one location within my house without going to each Tivo box.
2. The online web based Tivo manager is very limited and terrible for Tivo management, needs some serious work.
3. Kmttg and Tivo Desktop Plus do not work on a Surface Pro running windows 8.1. Would also be nice to see an update to the Tivo Desktop Pro.

New Month, New Shows on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelor – ABC 8PM ET Season 18 of The Bachelor starts this Monday night as the new bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, meets with former bachelor Sean Lowe. He better listen to Sean’s advice before he meets with 27 contestants all playing for his heart. This season we have a salsa dancer, a hippie, and a woman who is pregnant all competing for the final rose.     TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET Jess contemplates a different career after an urgent offer arises, but can Continue Reading

Video window active, but rest of screen blank

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:50
This has been happening a lot to me the past week.

I'll be watching a recorded program or live TV and want to go to my recordings list,so I'll press the button on my remote to go "my recordings."

The screen goes blank for a second, and then the "live tv" preview window portion of the Tivo appears (in the top right corner" with audio), but the rest of the screen is black/blank.

I can press "guide" and get the guide to come up, then go to my recordings again and it works as expected.

Anyone else experiencing this.? I'm using a Tivo Premiere XL.

Trick Tivo Into Recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:02
When using the Tivo app on my iPad, I will be shown that the program I want to record exists, but there are no recording times or dates or channels offered. All I can do is make a wishlist entry.

But if I go to the Guide, and locate the channel and time for the program (listed in my daily newspaper) .... there it is! Now I can record it. It's annoying, especially since I never remember which cable channel number corresponds to which program, National Geographic, HBO, etc. I have to first go look that up on my paper cable list, then use that to find the right channel on the Guide.

Roku TV Launching This Fall

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 09:06

Nearly two years after announcing their MHL Streaming Stick designed to make dumb TVs smart, Roku has now inked deals with Hisense and TCL to produce Roku TVs — in sizes ranging from 32″ to 55″ that are expected to ship this fall. It’s a great win for manufacturers looking to integrate a mature and continually updated platform. [...]

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TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorde

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 08:41
I presently have a 2 tuner Premiere with a M cable card. My question is will the same M cable card work in the Roamio TCD846500 Thanks for any help

MLB.TV on Tivo Elite/XL4 "Can't Connect"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 08:22
Since Christmas, I haven't been able to use the MLB.TV feature on my Tivo. Yes, I know it's the off-season but there were a few archived games I wanted to watch. Anyway the MLB logo appears then the dots below the logo, but just at the point where the program usually starts up, I get a error message that says "Can't Connect" and to try again and if the problem persists to contact Tivo customer support.

Of course, I went through all the usual stuff of testing all the other network apps and made sure the Tivo could connect to the Internet properly, etc., rebooted the Tivo, power cycled my cable modem and router - all the standard troubleshooting things.

Contacting Tivo, I did all their suggestions of disabling then enabling transfers after waiting for a,a,a,a to change to i, i, i, i then back again. They suggested dissociating the Tivo from the MLB.TV account then re-enabling it, but the Tivo MLB app must be running to do that and it won't. I contacted MLB.TV and asked if they could disassociate the Tivo from my account and they could not. MLB works on my computer and on my iPad just fine.

Does anyone else have the problem? Or any suggestions for what to try?

True Detective - January 12th on HBO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 08:01
So, this one sounds like a winner, it has some terrific talent, so it's one that should be worth checking out.

is the Mini still pretty fast with networked Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 07:05
I have a 4-tuner Premiere in my setup. Its located in our main bedroom. Now that the Mini has dynamic tuning, I was thinking of getting one to add to my system. I would then like to move the 4-tuner Premiere to the living room and put this mini in the bedroom instead since I have heard its interface is faster (& this is where we tend to watch TV more).

Will the Mini be significantly faster even with an older Premiere as its main hub/source for the tuner & recordings? Does a mini work faster with a Roamio in the mix compared to a Premiere or does it not matter? Just curious.

The Remote Controlled Things of CES Unveiled

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 06:44

Parrot Jumping Sumo DJI Phantom Sphero 2B DJI Spreading Wings

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Roamio Plus or Pro with tuning adapter in Las Vegas-will 6 tuners work?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:52
Getting ready to purchase a Roamio Plus or Pro this week. In my market, Las Vegas, a tuning adapter is required.

Are there any members on here that live in Las Vegas and can answer the following question: Will I be able to successfully and reliably utilize all 6 tuners in a Roamio Plus or Pro?

I have read some accounts in other markets where only 4 tuners were available. My tuning adapter is a Cisco STA1520 and my cable card is a Scientific Atlanta which says HW 1.2 "F" on the back.


Recover or extract from HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:39
My Premiere XL has, I think, just died. Basically it won't boot up. I get the Welcome screen but after about 5 min. it goes to a black screen and then all the front panel LEDs start flashing. I don't really need to get the unit to work because the XL is obsolete and I'll replace it with a Roameo, but I have several shows on the HD that aren't available anywhere else. Is there any way to extract those shows from the old unit? The network doesn't see the unit, so I can't use the Desktop software to get at the shows.

Question about pixelation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:37
I recently had my cable company out to the house for a tuning adapter issue and while he was here he checked all of the levels and replaced the drop from the telephone pole to the house. That was about a month ago, within the last week I've started to notice some intermittent pixelation every few minutes on a few channels. Signal levels/SNR are great and I have zero RS corrected/uncorrected errors on any channels including the pixilated ones. Can I then assume that the pixelation is most likely embedded in the streams themselves versus an issue with my equipment?


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