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Anybody decide not to use the new remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 05:48
I have 3 active TiVo's now. I keep pressing the Zoom button on the new remote because that is where the Guide button used to be. Now, I might agree that the new remote has a layout that is a bit more logical. But, I think it might be better if I am using 3 of the same remotes instead of 2 the same and 1 close but with a few buttons moved around. Just don't think there is any reason to use the new remote over my old glow remote that isn't currently being used.

Roamio Plus - Different channels missing on different tuners on CC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 05:38
Was discussing the issue a bit in this thread. What I have found with my testing is I have different channels missing on different tuners on my multistream cablecard. For example, I have 4 tuners recording, I put tuner 5 in ch 1120 and tuner 6 on 1100. I move up or down on one tuner making sure I don't get onto the same channel (as I don't want to accidentally switch tuners) as the other and make note of the channels I am getting. I will be missing ch 1109 on tuner 5 and ch 1117 on tuner 6 but get ch 1109 on tuner 6 and get ch 1117 on tuner 5. When I don't get the channel, the screen is just black without any message.
I had the cable guy here for 2 hours switching CC's and TA's and he left while I was still having issues and scheduled somebody to come out the next day. I didn't know of the missing channels are per CC tuner until he left and did some more testing.

So, has anybody heard of this happening before and what can be done to fix? I need to narrow down the issue to the CC, TA, or TiVo Roamio Plus. The only thing I have switched out is the TiVo but the issue doesn't seem like a TiVo issue to me. FYI - I have a TiVo Elite in the other room and have switched the TA and it didn't seem to help.

Roamio Basic streaming to iPad issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 02:48
Just setup my new Roamio (OTA setup) + TiVo Stream unit and having issues w/ streaming or recording to my iPad mini - anyone else experiencing this? Actually I can't even get a connection test to succeed (fails on last step).

***EDIT: Issue resolved***

Bought Pro at SS for $51 off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 02:40
I just bought a Roamio Pro from Solid Signal for $548.99 and their entire Roamio line is discounted, plus free ground ship and no tax!

PS - Oh and 2 day shipping all the way to Hawaii was only about $12.50. TiVo wanted about $115 for that!!! :eek:

Can mini start playing a recording before it has finished recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/23/2013 - 00:27
My current setup consists to two series 3 Tivos. The first Tivo is hooked to cable and records sports. Currently we have to wait until the recording finishes before we can transfer the recording to the second Tivo.

If i had a Roamio Tivo recording a 4 hour sporting event, could i start watching the recording on a mini two hours into the recording (i.e. before the recording is finished)?

Big Brother - 8-22-13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 22:44
Well, tonight was definitely an episode of firsts in the BB house. Not only was it the first time a juror returned to the game, but tonight also marked the first time Elissa was ever shown talking strategy. :p

I liked how her and Helen tried to scare Andy into flipping. The sad thing is that it seemed like it almost worked. It will certainly be interesting to see who comes back in the house and who gets HoH. If someone from the 3 AM alliance doesn't win HoH, this game may finally get somewhat interesting.

TiVo HD and MoCa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 22:33
Can you hook up a MoCa adapter on a TiVoHD and will it speed up MRV from a premier to an HD TiVo a considerable amount?

Killer Feature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 22:31
For me, the killer feature is the new remote!

What a joy to not have to muck with setting multiple IR addresses on multiple remotes if you have multiple Tivos in one room.

I didn't realize that each Roamio remote pairs on a separate RF frequency to a unique TiVo. Very cool.

It would be very cool if TiVo would release a USB attachable RF receiver so we can use a Roamio remote with a Premiere.

Details on the remote:


Help me get or not get a Smart TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 22:02

Hi all, I am not a TV junkie but I do LOVE my Tivo and Apple TV. I have 3 Panasonic 50" Plasma's in my house and a 42" Samsung in my home office. For some reason recently I've gotten the bug for a 70-75" TV and I am having a hard time justifying it. (my brother got a 110" projector and it is nice but I am not a fan of projectors myself)

I have a 50" Panasonic Plasma HDTV, it was $500 3-4 years ago & there is nothing wrong with it. I have a Klipsch sound bar below it and I am VERY impressed with the quality of the soundbar & wireless sub. The picture quality on my TV is "ok" so really I would be upgrading to a better Processor from 120 to 240+ & then 20-25" which is 50% more screen size than I have now.
There's something uneasy about my sound bar costing more than my TV now.

Not many of the Smart TV features are jumping out at me because my Tivo and Apple TV have Netflix and other programs I often use, are there any advantages to the Smart TV I am overlooking?
I like the Split Screen some of the Samsung models support Web browsing & TV/ Netflix, I thought that was pretty cool. (but I often browse the web on an iPad)

The 3 models I liked were below:
  • Samsung 75" UN75F6300 $2,999
  • Sharp 70" LC70LE857U $2,999
  • Sharp 70" LC70LE750u

So besides the size, 20-25 extra inches going from a 50" tv, is there anything else to consider? I'd have NO other use for my current 50" Plasma so I would put it on Craigslist & hope to sell it for $100 or so... anything else to consider?

Xfinity On Demand option missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 21:52
Just hooked up my Roamio Plus this afternoon and I believe I have my cable card paired correctly. At least, I am getting all my channels, including all my premium channels. But I'm not seeing Xfinity On Demand under Find TV, Movies & Videos. This is where I would find it on my Premier XL. Is Xfinity on Demand showing up for anyone?

Roamios available! Minis, Streams, and Premieres too.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 21:31
For sale, all are NIB, factory sealed, with full warranty from date of purchase.

Roamio - $179 (available 8/29)
Roamio Plus - $379 (available 8/29)
Roamio Pro - $569 (available 8/29)
Mini - $75
Stream - $122

Yes, the Premiers are still available. Sorry, but currently there are no price breaks on them.
Premiere 75 - $125
Premiere 4 - $199
Premiere XL - $220
Premiere XL4 - $299

Plus actual shipping

Please PM me

Embarassing Ad on My Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 21:26
So my Tivo has an ad for the new Roamio where they says it's what "users have been craving for."
Ouch! Two grammatical errors in one!
Do they have high schoolers (with poor grades) writing their copy?

HBO / Cinemax pixelating

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 21:19
Hi all,

Has anyone seen an issue where just some of the premiums are pixelating? I repaired both my cablecards with my new roamios tonight any everything is working except hbo/ Cinemax are very pixelated.

I have FiosTV

Rate your Roamio Excitement

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:40
It is pretty early, and this is certainly not scientific, but let's get SOME measure about how excited people are about the Romio product lineup so far.

Tivo Elite, Lifetime Service, Extended Warranty thru 06/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 19:05
Looking to sell my 4 tuner Elite. Purchased in June 2012. Still have all the original accessories, box, and backlit remote.

The box has Lifetime Service and a transferable extended warranty (bought on TiVo.com) until late June 2015.

I have had some tuning issues with this box. I'm not sure if its:
*a software issue (lots of threads on these forums about blank channels)
*issue with my cable card and/or tuning adapter
*issue with my local cable headend
*a hardware issue with the DVR

You may never experience the blank channel issue...or you may. If you do, that's where the extended warranty comes in. Just have TiVo send a free replacement thru the extended warranty. I've resisted exchanging the box under warranty because I think it's a software issue. I figure it's best to sell it intact and let the new owner do what they wish. Asking $525. I'll pay for ground shipping to lower 48 states.

Tivo HD + Roamio Remote = Possible?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:52
Looking for an RF solution for my Tivo HD. Would a Roamio remote work, or is another solution better?


Interesting Roamio advertisement

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:11
In this weeks LA Weekly, there is a small advertisement that reads like a love letter with the TiVo character and Roamio symbol. I don't have it on me, so can't quote it. It says to call 310-997-3133 which has a Pepe Le Pew type character talking about Roamio. You can enter to win 6 months of Netflix as well. They mention tivo.com/missedconnections but that redirects to tivo.com.

Making the next move?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:05
If you have a 4-tuner premier or a Roamio TiVo and two minis how would the following scenario’s work?

Scenario one: If your recording two shows on the Roamio/premier TiVo and two people are watching live TV from the mini and there is an upcoming show that’s going to be recording while the two shows are currently recording would a person that is watching live TV suddenly be kicked off because it needs a third tuner and if so would there be a display that tells you that the TiVo needs to record something and you would not be able to watch live TV? Does the mini have the option to cancel a recording if the TiVo Is schedule to record something and it needs the tuner that you are currently using? Is there an option to disable the Mini’s from overriding the TiVo?

Scenario two: If you have a 4-tuner, Two Roamio’s or Two Premiers, TiVo’s and two minis is there a way you can assign a Mini to a specific TiVo? I would like TiVo A to only use one mini And TiVo B to use the other, is this possible? If not how does the two TiVo’s decide which mini to use. All, None, or one?

I’m accustom to switching tuners back and forth while I’m watching sports. If I use a mini with a TiVo would I be able to switch tuners back and forth from the mini or am I stuck using one tuner on that TV?

SO2 error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 17:37
I have a TiVo HD I purchased in 2008 and have used it with both antenna and cable. For last year I've been just using a Comcast DVR and haven't used my DVR (like my TiVo BTW). I just moved to new home and trying to set up again using antenna and have Ethernet cable directly to unit. I keep getting a SO2 error after it connects to network and tries loading info. And it takes 30 minutes before it errors out. Have rebooted DVR, router, and modem. Have given it 48 hours to reload directory as suggested. But it still receives SO2 error. And ideas please?

Cableone and cablecard

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 17:03
If a cablecard is "bad" (cableone tech supports word not mine) what are the chances that I'd get all my normal channels except for pay channels like HBO and Cinemax? Seems like it would either work completely or not work at all.

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