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Multiple Roamio issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 15:26
I have had numerous TiVo's for as many years as I can remember and never have I had problems like I do with my new Roamio. I constantly lose HD channels, with a message stating they are not authorized by my cable company. These are standard channels that I have always had and that work fine on my old Series 2 box. Comcast has been here and said that the problem is not theirs and I have spent hours on the phone with TiVo tech support and they say it's not on their end either.

At least three times a week I have to reboot the box and suddenly all my channels are working fine again. It also freezes up and reboots itself. Thanksgiving night alone it did it 4 times in a matter of an hour.

So, what do I need to do to fix this problem? Do I just have a faulty device?

UVVU -it's past time, please make it happen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 13:38
Tivo owners are being held back by the lack of a built in UVVU streaming service. I thought it would come with the new hardware, but so far it it's a no show. I do almost all of my movie watching through UVVU streamers (mostly VUDU on my ps3). I'd love to watch my movies mor conveniently through my TiVo's. Thi is a big issue for my family's entertainment. With the improvements Roku has made with the Roku 3, I may switch to them if tivo doesn't add UVVU streaming soon. Please add UVVU streaming now!(or at least tell us if/when it is coming)

Is pyTivo right for me?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:58
I'm looking to put home movies on my Tivo for my family to watch. PC -> DVR They're not tech savvy so it has to be transferred onto the Tivo (not streamed) and look like any other video. Videora does this but only supports SD, 720x480 max. I've been reading forums for hours and going cross eyed.

What I've done so far... 1) I converted some videos to MPEG2 (Avidemux/ffmpeg) and transferred them to the Tivo with Tivo Desktop but (I'm assuming) because they didn't have the proper Tivo formatting, I don't have the ability to fast forward or reverse them. 2) I used Videora Tivo Converter and gained the ability to FF and REV but lost quality.

I've heard that kmttg is good at pulling video off Tivo and pyTivo is good at putting them on Tivo but I read a description that pyTivo streams video which I don't want. And, of course, there is always Tivo Desktop Plus but I don't know if it supports HD (1280×720 is good enough) and don't want to pay $15 to see or find out some other limitation that's annoying.


question about 'on demand' channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 10:34
I have TWC digital channel lineup for Austin and I don't know how to access my HBO on demand channel (I do have all the HBO channels).
Is there a secret to accessing this, or any, 'on demand' channels in the lineup?

best option for Roamio with series3 too?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 09:57
OK folks,

I just received a Roamio after posting up a thread here earlier. I have the new box up but need to get service. I have lifetime on the series 3 box I purchased from Costco a few years ago and am trying to figure my best path towards Lifetime on the Roamio. Is it 399 for existing subscribers? Do I sign up for monthly then call back a couple months later to find a deal on lifetime?

Tivo Series 2 - Restart when can't read screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 02:47
Restart question for Tivo Series 2:

My Tivo is suddenly so fuzzy, I can barely see anything. (It's not the TV. The TV looks fine with the Xbox or the DVD player)

I'm trying to restart, but I can't even read the on-screen menus. I got to the part where I chose "restart" but I can't read the next screen. One site said that the next step is pressing the thumbs-down button three times, then enter, but that isn't working.

It looks like 2 lines of text, and the first word seems to be "Warning."


FIOS Card Install - Roll Truck or Pick up from store

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 01:42
I want to get a Tivo Roamio, but I am curious if there is a way to get the cable card at a Verizon store or if they still require a truck to roll. Anyone have any experiences with what they had to do?

TiVo's at local WalMart

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 21:23
Was wandering through the electronics department at the local WalMart this evening looking for a Toslink cable when I was very surprised to see TiVo's on the shelf! 1 Premiere and 2 Roamio's.


Shows to binge-watch on Netfliux

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 21:19
Quote: Now that you no longer have to feel guilty about all of this, we've partnered with Netflix to help you pick out the shows you should be binge-watching right now.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4221017.html I gotta catch up with Mad Men and I'm gonna check out Life.

I tried getting every Freaks and Geeks during the marathons but watching on Netflix is easier.

I haven't seen Community either. Or 30 Rock.

Update to HuluPlus??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 20:52
Has anyone seen, or know if TiVo will get the new HuluPlus UI?

It just updated on my Roku 2 XS, it is similar to the new Netflix UI

Hulu HTML5 Callout to Developer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 20:28
I have sent a request to HuluPlus via it's Member Channel

Funny thing about Hulu, it's driven by Money -- When a group comes up with an idea to increase that revenue they tend to push ideas a little faster. Hince this reason BBC content came into existing with full force. I figured, I would push those same little buttons to draw attention. Let's see how long it takes before I get a bite. I'll keep you posted on progress.

Hulu HTML5 Worldwide Request

Now that so many devices are supporting an HTML5 format with help from Opera SDK 4.0 it has allowed services Like Tivo to open more access to the new Netflix, Opera Tv Store and Hotlist. Pandora and Amazon are suppose to be releasing a newer version at a later time. A newer interface on this platform would enable newer subscribers that ability to join and enjoy the HuluPlus content plus it would eliminate network congestion to a low roar. Happy customers equal more value and income for the network. Plus as many are learning, switching to one platform for all to enjoy means one major update for everybody at once. This would make for one happy R&D team.

Tivo HD Truncated Backup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 17:18
How large or what size should my truncated copy of my Tivo HD be?

Seagate 320gb HDD, ST303204N1A1AS-RK

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 16:32
Just bought a used HDD and I want to use it as a backup to my 1tb HDD that is in my Tivo HD.

The seller said it was already formatted. Do I have to do anything before using WinMFS?

Do I need to access WinMFS and run "Delete Format" on the new, used HDD I just bought?

Lost cable signal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 15:38
I have a Roamio connected to Time Warner cable using a multi-stream cable card and a Cisco tuning card. This is the second time while traveling that after a few days Tivo looses the cable signal and no longer is able to record a show. I can see and communicate with Tivo and can stream shows that have been recorded before the signal loss. This happens whether I am home or away and is fixed by rebooting the Tivo. My suggestion to Tivo is to make a reboot available on or off site via a remote command to the Tivo unit. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. This has been a issue with other Tivo models but is really a problem with the streaming ability with its new generation.

Is it worth it?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 14:18
I am new to this forum, and have read many horror stories, on many different sites, related to getting a CableCard activated, and want to know if the people that respond, think that the trouble and frustration was worth it.
I am currently a Comcast customer and do not have DVR service through them. I have the Xfinity HD triple play package. I have been thinking about adding DVR service for some time, then started hearing the ads on local radio about the TiVo Roamio, how easy it is to use and how much better it is than cable. But the stories regarding CableCards got me to thinking that switching to TiVo may not be such a good idea.
I know that, ultimately, the decision is mine to make, but I would appreciate your input.

Used price dropped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 14:12
Looking at ebay Sold Listings, is it fair to say that a dual tuner Premiere is worth less than $300?

Goodbye Premiere forum

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 13:42
You treated me well. But now that i am fully upgraded to Roamio/Minis i no longer need you. Hope you treat the others good here...

(sorry guys.had to post...hated going to multiple forums )


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 12:47
IGNORE - didn't know this was in the Roamio forum, needlessly duplicate post


Great deal on a Tivo Roamio base model.

Best Buy offers the Roamio for $199 with a $50 gift card. They are also offering a $15 gift card for any purchase over $100.

BUT WAIT - they will price match Amazon @ $149, and they will still give you the $65 in Gift Cards, for a net price <$100.

(And you can then buy a second one, and use the gift cards from the first one to help pay for it, get another price match and another $65 set of gift cards).

I made this happen twice in the last two days in Austin, Texas...

Can't stream with Standalone stream from new Roamio Basic to Ipad

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 11:13
I've had the standalone stream for a few months and used it a bunch to stream and download from my good old premier. for Xmas i got a Roamio and moved the premier to another room (wireless). Now I can't seem to stream from the Roamio to my Ipad ( I can get it to download for offline viewing and I can stream from the premier, though since it's on wifi only, it sucks for that)

I've restarted the Roamio, restarted the Stream and re-ran setup in the ipad app....am I missing something?

What is the difference between Tivo and Windows Media Center?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/28/2013 - 11:10
It's been a couple years since we've had one of these threads and the tech seems to have advanced a little bit.

I can't find much detailed information about Windows Media Center but here's what I've gathered:

1) You can buy a 6-tuner Cable Card / Tuning Adapter adapter for PCs now. Meanwhile Tivo Roamio also now supports 6 tuners.

2) Windows Media Center doesn't seem to charge for TV guide data-- is this true? It seems to get a 14-day feed just like Tivo.

3) Does Windows Media Center support Tivo-like Season Passes?

4) Roamio has new features for streaming Internet sources which probably has caught up to WMC and it's various plug-ins.

So-- in your opinion, what is the advantage of Tivo over WMC these days?


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