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Favorite TiVo Soundtracks

TiVo Blog - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:00
John Travolta must be a lucky charm when it comes to movie music—he stars in 3 of the top 10 films TiVo users voted as containing their favorite soundtracks. Grease is a given when it comes to talking about movies with great music, from “Summer Nights” to “Greased Lightning,” the songs in this film stick in your head…even when you don’t want them to. And although Travolta looks awfully sharp in a white polyester suit, the only reason anyone remembers Saturday Night Fever is because of the disco hits of Continue Reading

Walking Dead spinoff series in the works

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:52
According to this article, AMC is planning a spinoff series from the Walking Dead...

Is there such a thing as too many zombies?

Question about Tuners....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:49
I'm a longtime S3 user. Lifetime, new PS etc...

My question is does the Roamio have 6 independent tuners. I.E. 6 buffered live channels totally independent? Still uses 1/2 hr buffer?
Thanks,
Ursa

TiVo Squashes Roamio & Mini Netflix Crasher

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:36

I was absolutely delighted when Netflix (finally) hit my TiVo Mini. Yet others weren’t quite as enthusiastic… as outputting video at 1080p/24 not only brought down the Netflix app, it also rebooted the Mini. Ouch. Fortunately, TiVo responded in short order and has deployed an OS update to both the newly released Roamio DVRs and [...]

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Advice/assistance sought

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:46
Set-up is Tivo Premiere W/1TB WD DVR expander on Cox HD with M card. Experienced some severe pixelation issues and ran kickstart 54 which reported no issues with either hard drive. I noticed several recordings on the HD History channel that stopped well short of the program end time e.g., 30 minute show stops recording after 5-10 minutes? System has plenty of HD space left. Any suggestions as to what problem might be and/ or how to diagnose? Thanks for any help.

Reward Zone Loyalty Program Revamped As “My Best Buy”

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:33

Best Buy has just announced they are replacing their “Reward Zone” loyalty program with “My Best Buy” — promising greater rewards, such as free shipping, and more mobile integration, including bonus points for “checking in” at stores. And certainly my Best Buy expenditures have increased given permanent Amazon price matching (and their recent store redesign doesn’t hurt). [...]

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Shows you loved First Run, but don't enjoy in syndication

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:07
I was thinking about this in the Frasier thread. There are SOME show that I watched first run and watch over and over again in syndication. Seinfeld, M*A*S*H, Cheers, Friends, The Big Bang Theory. These are all shows I enjoy the second time around. But some shows that I really liked during their first run, I just don't enjoy and have no real desire to watch in syndication. A few that come to mind are Frasier, How I Met Your Mother, All In The Family, 30 Rock. For some it's because the shows are dated and they aren't as funny in context today (like All In The Family). Others, the jokes got kinda stale the second time around.

What are some of yours? (I only mentioned sitcoms because I don't usually watch reruns of dramas, but feel free to include dramas or whatever).

Romeo OTA and Cable Channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:01
I have read multiple posts confirming that owners have seamlessly mixed both OTA and cable channels on other Tivo models, and I note that the 4 tuner Romeo model offers both OTA and cable tuning.

It logically follows that the cable and OTA channels can both be tuned by the Romeo model that has that capability, and that the two sources are not mutually exclusive and can be utilized simultaneously. In other words, after an initial cable and ota scan, both sets of channels show up on the grid and can be utilized.

Would an owner who has and is using the four tuner Romeo please confirm this assumption? Don't answer unless you have the model and can confirm based on your own experience.

Please, no "it should work" replies. I want to know if it does work. Thanks in advance.

New Owner Questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 21:33
I'm a pretty excited soon-to-be new TiVo owner. Just placed our order for a Pro and 2 Mini's through WeaKnees.

I hope some of the seasoned TiVo owners wouldn't mind helping a plebe out with a few questions.

#1 What is the optimal procedure for setting up the Roamio and Mini's? Connect coax to the Roamio (without cablecard), go through guided setup, then insert the CC and pair with Comcast? Do I do this with the Mini's connected or not? This is kind of a large, encompassing question, just unsure of how to go about it.

#2 One Mini will be connected to a MoCA adapter. This particular adapter is connected to our modem. (a) Is there any kind of MoCA setup type screen on the Mini that I need to be aware of? The Roamio Pro will be connected via coax only at another location. My assumption is that the Roamio will not need to be connected to another MoCA adapter. (b) Is this correct?

#3 If #2(b) is correct, how do I need to setup the Roamio Pro, in regards to the network/MoCA screen? I do plan on connecting an ethernet cable from the Pro to a switch for expanded internet connectivity (if that matters).

#4 I plan on getting lifetime service on the Pro and the Mini's. When should/does this need to be done?

#5 I have the Comcast cable card phone number ready to go. What am I forgetting or need to know?

I sincerely appreciate the help. I can't wait for this weekend to get here.

Skid

Sleepy Hollow - Entire Season 1 - Spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 21:32
Hoo-boy.

Revelations? Covens? Horsemen of the Apocalypse? And apparently Old Beezlebub himself?

Also, the Village of Sleepy Hollow has a population of 140,000? That would make it the fifth-biggest city in New York State!

The line "seven years of tribulations" is a dead giveaway -- they want this show to run seven seasons. I don't think they can sustain this level of inventive insanity for more than 13 episodes, let alone 154...

I'll keeps the Season Pass on my TiVo, but I'm going to remain emotionally detached because I can't see this ever coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

Under the Dome - "Curtains" OAD 9/16/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 21:25
I was telling my sister before the episode aired that the dome would become opaque and leave them in the dark!

Roamio IP Control freezes after several commands

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:53
I'm controlling my Roamio as I have my other tivo's through IP control.

After several commands, ie 3-4 downs, it freezes and I have to wait several seconds before it will take another command.

Any ideas? How do I log it as a bug with tivo?

Expansion Drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:32
I've got a Premier 4XL and a Seagate 3TB external drive, converted to ESATA. Any way to use these together?

Roamio Pro - connecting Minis with MoCa

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:20
I'm wondering if the following would work without additional hardware (like a MoCa adapter):

I have two Minis, connected using wireless bridges and the wireless router itself runs in bridge mode and is connected via ethernet to big smart switch which sits behind the router.

My Roamio Pro is on the other side of the house and connects via dumb switch to big smart switch as well.

Do I need a MoCa Adapter? I think I don't.

Netflix out of sync

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:39
Anyone experiencing out of sync audio/video on the Roamio? It's really bad on mine, trying to watch Breaking Bad and it's very distracting. Also experiencing a problem when I unpause a video the audio is totally muted. I have to rewind a couple seconds then unpause to get sound again.

Can You Delete Channel From Program Guide?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:28
Just set-up new Roamio and looking to remove the SD channels (and everything else I don't want) from the program guide. I've done a search and didn't find this but thought I'd ask.

I know I can remove channels through the Settings menu, but I was looking to see if there's a way to remove the channel directly when viewing the program guide. Or, is there a way to select a channel as a Favorite directly from the program guide? I've tried all the buttons on the remote while viewing the guide, didn't find a way but thought I'd ask to be sure I didn't overlook the obvious. Seems like it would be so simple to just do it while view the guide than to back-up to the Settings.

What speed is the Mini's Ethernet port?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 17:53
Subject says it all. Is it just 10/100 or is it gig-capable (not that it should really need it)? The Roamio has a 1G port from what I can see, but they don't mention speed for the Mini. Depending on the size of buffers on the intermediate switch(es), the speed mismatch can cause problems in some cases.

I've seen trouble with XBox360 as a Media Center Extender connecting to Win7 WMC. The Win7 PC has a good Intel NIC, is connected to the same gigabit switch as the Xbox, but the Xbox still occasionally spits out "network issue" errors which I can only surmise are somehow related to the speed mismatch (360 only has a 100Mb port).

Rotten Tomatoes for TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 17:38
Looks like tomorrow Rotten Tomatoes is going to launch a TV site.

http://variety.com/2013/digital/news...ws-1200612502/

I am looking forward to it. I sometimes do make decisions on which shows to try out based on reviews.

Right now I go to Aint It Cool News's Coaxial page, because with every premiere, They have a rundown of critics views from across the country.

I just decided to try out Sleepy Hollow based on the reviews.

Also like this idea. Should be cool.

"For the older shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men,” “we will go back to the beginning,” and include reviews of their earlier seasons, Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes, told Variety."

-smak-

website

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 17:07
the new website sucks laggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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