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TIVO HD does not respond to remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:42
I have a TIVO HD which suddenly is not responding to my remote, or my harmony controller.
I have done a global reset of the remote and I have powered down the TIVO several times. Once it worked for a few minutes then stopped accepting commands.
The Green light is on.
The TIVO unit responds to signals by the secondary yellowish light coming on when the remote buttons are hit. So the problem appears to be on the TIVO unit side.
Any suggestions?

How to stop playback while still recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 18:41
This is probably a dumb question, but here goes anyway.

I just acquired a Premiere XL to replace a HD (Series 3).

On the HD, if I was watching a football game from the beginning while it is STILL RECORDING and I wanted to stop playback, I'd simply left-arrow out and back to the menu. When I wanted to resume, I'd select the game and it would resume from the point that I stopped viewing.

On the Premiere, this doesn't work: the recording keeps playing in the video window. So how do I stop the playback? Do I just hit pause? If so, how long does the pause last? What happens when pause goes off? Is there any other navigational difference from the HD that I should know about?

What about TiVo adding new VOD services?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:36
There are so many now available on other platforms that by now I would think TiVo would have included them with the new software for the roamio. The most important one for me would be Amazon Prime access. I use it quite often because of all the free movie and tv shows they offer is one of the best.

Some others would be Vudu, crackle, espn, and many more.

TiVo and Comcast Resume VOD Rollout; Maryland Included?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:20
Dave Zatz recently posted on his blog that TiVo and Comcast have resumed the rollout of VOD support for TiVo DVRs. Does anyone have any rumors or information on whether or not the rest of Maryland will be included in this rollout?

Move recorded shows from Series 3 HD to new Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 15:56
Can I still move my recordings off the Series 3 without paying the monthly tivo subscription? I recall there being some tools that you can run on a pc that can copy the recordings off the hard drive with it connected to the pc via the sata drive controller. Is that a possibility or not?

Transfer from TiVoHD to Roamio fails

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 15:29
I bought a Roamio yesterday. Setup took just under two hours.

I wanted to copy a bunch of shows from my TiVoHD to the new box. They're both connected via Ethernet (to a switch that is connected to a router). From the Roamio now playing list I see the TiVoHD, but when I select it, I get this error:
The living room dvr's shows could not be displayed because of a network problem.Does this look familiar to anyone? The Roamio system status TiVoToGo says "a,a,a,a" (yes, there are four of them), the TiVoHD says "a,a,a" if it helps. The Roamio Whole Home Advanced Help sees both boxes and thinks that transferring recorded shows is supported.


SNL Fallon, Timberlake 12/21

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 13:55
Gotta say I loved this episode. I didn't FF through 1 sketch, and I think that's a first for me. 1st Justin Timberlake song,while song was good, I couldn't watch the screen.

Roamio 4-channel not compatible with EPSON Home Cinema 6500UB

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 12:17
Tried to delete message, I cannot. Tivo is now working with projector

I can log into YouTube from anywhere, EXCEPT my TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 11:04
I can't find anything quite on point with a search - so, here goes..

Last night I tried logging into YouTube from my TiVoHD. Login rejected. Twice. I tried it from my Sony BluRay/Streaming player. No problem!

Later, I get an Email from Google....

Someone recently used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account xxxxx@xxxx.com. This person was using an application such as an email client or mobile device.

We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:

Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:05:55 AM UTC
IP Address: (host46.tivo.com.)
Location: San Jose, CA, USA

If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately.

If this was you, and you are having trouble accessing your account, complete the troubleshooting steps listed at http://support.google.com/mail?p=client_login
It WAS me, and I was having NO trouble accessing my account. Google, in their divine expertise, just decided not to let me log in, despite the correct username AND password. It had no problem 5 minutes later, letting me log in from my BluRay player, and of course, I'm logged in on-line.

So, no explanation from Google as to how to ever successfully log in from my TiVo again. Any thoughts?


What can I do with a Series 2 SD Lifetime Tivo - projects?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 10:53
My bro-inlaw gave me his old S2 Lifetime TiVo and I wanted to know what I can do with it aside from trash it? I have currently have 3 lifetime S3 HDTivos so i don't need another but there must be some use. I don't want to even deal with selling it so that's not an option....

Roamio plus streaming to iOS question.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 10:53
Just installed my Roamio Plus before I left for the holidays. Before I left, i logged in to the tivo app from home wifi and was able stream to my iphone.

This morning I logged in to my TiVo app over good wifi at my in-laws (20mb download speeds), the "watch on iPhone" options are greyed out. I can view the guide and set recordings.

Am I wrong or should I be able to stream when I'm on wifi?

Thanks in advance for any help/knowledge.

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Roamio's giving a V112 error, but am able to transfer shows. Why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 10:38
A peculiar issue cropping up this morning.

Have a Roamio Pro and Plus and when attempting to watch a show from the Pro on the Plus this morning, I receive an error saying "(Show title) can't be watched now because of a problem with the network connection between this DVR and the other DVR. There may be a problem with your home network or network setup(V112). Please check that your network is working and try again."

OK, fine. However, I have no problem transferring the program from the Pro to the Plus. None at all. So obviously they are networked together just fine. (And yesterday I had no issues at all watching something from the other DVR.)

I restarted both the Pro and Plus, but the weird condition still exists. Any ideas?

Season Pass for Show In the Future - Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:57
I'm new to Tivo and have a Roamio.

I cannot figure out how to schedule a season pass for a show that will begin in the future.

Right now I am trying to schedule a season pass for Sherlock season 3, which will begin in about a month.

When I search for Sherlock, however, the Roamio only shows me the prior seasons of Sherlock that are available online (Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix).

Do I have to wait for the first episode to schedule the season pass? I'm trying to schedule it now so that I don't miss it, so waiting until it airs really defeats the purpose.


Airplay vs Miracast vs Chromecast vs DLNA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:42
Since the Tivo Mini has been giving me a lot of pain, I started to think about other solutions. We own an Ipad Air and I thought why not get an Apple TV and just Airplay? I did some digging and read the threads in this forum and realize it's not possible without hacking. I read that HDMI out is not even possible either. Wow!

Okay, so those threads are pretty old. I have two questions...

1. Has anything changed? Can we Airplay now? LOL! Probably not.

2. Not really a question, but would like some info and education on all these products out there as the thread title indicates. I own a chromecast, so i know the difference between "mirroring" versus actually "casting" within an app designed specifically for it, in which case, the chromecast does all the work and your smartphone is free to do whatever since it's not mirroring.

So I'm perplexed why Airplay won't work.. Isn't Airplay mirroring your display? How does Tivo block mirroring? I understand Tivo not coding a casting icon in their stream app, but how do they go about blocking mirroring and even HDMI out?

So if mirroring with Airplay doesn't work, is it safe to assume that even if and when Tivo Stream arrives to Android, mirroring with Miracast or Samsung's Allshare Cast won't work either? And I think soon Chromecast will allow you to mirror whatever's on your smartphone too, so that won't work either?

WinMFS Restore w/Series1 + 1TB problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:35
I'm trying to use WinMFS to restore a known good Series 1 .tbk to a 1TB drive. This backup worked fine with a 320GB drive previously. The restore to the 1TB appeared to work fine and WinMFS expanded to use unused capacity.

The Tivo comes up fine and goes into Guided Setup, which works fine, connects to tivo to confirm account status (lifetime), sets clock, but when it gets to downloading local phone numbers. it aborts, saying "Failed. Call Interrupted". I confirmed nothing else is using the phone.

Wonder if this is the first step that actually writes to the drive (as opposed to perhaps storing info on NVRAM on the motherboard)?

Was there anything else I needed to do to be able to use 1TB with WinMFS on a Series 1? I thought it automatically handled larger drives with its kernel. Do I somehow need to do a copykern or something like that, or should this have worked?


DISH Hopper App Consolidation Underway

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 07:33

DISH Anywhere Android and iOS apps have both been updated to expand their Sling Hopper capabilities from mere streaming to also include DVR recording downloads. Now the functionality isn’t new, but consolidating down from three apps to two is a good move – and one we’ve seen from a variety of service providers (like Verizon) who [...]

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Channel labels for the Guide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 07:23
Having switched from DirecTV to Comcast and TiVo's...1 thing I really don't like is the guide. We are very familiar with the channel numbers of our local affiliated channels. With DirecTV, they make the channel in DirecTV correspond to the channel number of the affiliate...regardless of whether or not it is HD or Standard version of the channel. Comcast on the other hand only matches up the Standard def version of an affiliate channel with the affiliates advertised channel number and they put the HD version on some other high number channel. My wife and I have been having a major mental block on memorizing these high number channels and would really love it if TiVo had the ability to create channel labels that were intuitive...like, channel 210 is Fox...and not have to remember the broadcast call sign of the channel like WWZYM.

Any chance of this ever making it to the feature list?

Wrong channel tuning

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/22/2013 - 05:19
More than once, I've noticed the mini tuning to a different channel than what I select in the grid guide. I select ABC, and the on screen guide says ABC, but the channel being shown is not ABC. I channel up, and channel down, then the video is correct .

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USB Ports Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/21/2013 - 23:03
I'm getting the new Roamio for Xmas. Do the USB ports in the back allow you to play movies from a USB thumb drive? If so what formats, MP4 AVI DiVX etc...



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