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Buying an unused Lifetime XL4 - how to verify?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 20:01
I'm considering buying an unused, unactivated P4 with Lifetime locally. Seller sent me a screenshot of the billing for the unit in July 2013. It shows the Device #, and 3 billing entries, all same date.
1 for the extended warr,
1 for the XL4 unit, and
1 for the Lifetime plan. prices were blacked out.
'Acct status' says Lifetime Plan..

Since he had never activated it there is no menu from the unit itself to show the Lifetime status which most used sellers provide.
Is the Device # on the back of the unit to match up?
any pitfalls?

Can't fix Macroblocking on roamio...any suggestions?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:33
Since I have had my Roamio Plus I have been experiencing an issue on CBS where I get a ton of pixelation on everything I record there. I spend 2 weeks with comcast making sure there was no signal issues and just tried using a attenuators to get the SNR down to 35...this helped a little but the issue is still there but cuts my picture quality noticeably. This is driving me insane and Tivo support refuses to help me and passes of blame. I have run new cable lines and spent so much time on this issue so I am asking if anyone has any ideas how I might get this fixed. Tivo has been no help and I can't use this thing any longer if it won't work right....my premiere works fine on the exact same line so I am confused and frustrated and need help.

TiVo menus on Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:50
Too many menus to search for setting up recordings on the Roamio; and items are under the wrong menu, I think:
--Search and Wish List Searches should be with the Manage Recordings menu.
--Downloads and Videos could contain Hulu, Net Flix, etc.

I know I am used to the Series 3 and HD XL, but the above makes much more sense to me.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:46
Would a Western Digital WD1002FBYS be suitable to use in Tivo?

TiVo Premiere To Receive Updated Netflix App

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:43

#TiVo Premiere customers who love #Netflix – today is a good day to get on the list for the next update: http://t.co/MV97tjMdAF — TiVo Margret Schmidt (@tivodesign) December 9, 2013 We were quite surprised when the big, Fall Update hit TiVo Premiere units without without an updated Netflix app… as we had solid intel indicating a [...]

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Can't Watch Now error & can't remove old HDs from My Shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:19
Is watching a show from another Roamio not aloud with the base Roamios? Like you need steaming to do that? I just get the "Can't Watch Now" error.

Also, my old HD units were online for a time while setting up but now I can’t get rid them from the My Shows list. With one of the Roamios it gave the option to remove it as it was not found on the network. I removed those but on the other unit it just says they aren’t on the network with no option to remove them. Can’t you edit the list somewhere?

Unrelated but anyone know why the Thread Subscription email notification don’t work?


Sort My Shows by Season Pass prioriity

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:37
With larger hard drives it would be nice to sort the list of recordings by season pass priority. So my top shows would be at the top of the now playing list.

4TB DIY in a Roamio Plus yet?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:36
If this is already posted somewhere and I missed it, please feel free to direct me there.

I'm considering the purchase of a Roamio plus and would immediately like to upgrade it. I could go 3TB but if I can go 4tb I'd prefer that. Weakness has upgrade kits but I'm a DIY sort when it comes to these kinds of things. Does anyone have an "official" word (preferably first-hand experience if possible) on what 4tb hard drives will work in a Roamio plus?


Tivo Rolling out upgrade program... but only for Premiere owners

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:49
So I got an email from TiVo offering to upgrade to the Roamio, but the only one of the 8 DVRs on my account that is acceptable for the upgrade is the single Premiere that I have. Why not the TiVo HD that never saw a real HD interface? Why the Series 3 that never saw single M-card support and had those lovely bad capacitors? Or any of the Old Series 2's that didn't make the last upgrade offer?

Nope, just the Premiere, the only one that I own that actually gets new features.

Californication done after upcoming season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:31
Californication is finished after the upcoming 7th season...

‘Tis the Season on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – ABCFAM 8:00PM ET Just a cautionary reminder that Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, but don’t fret! This means that Christmas special will be playing around the clock so why not start with one of the most classic of Christmas tales. Jim Carrey plays the Grinch as we see his black heart turn to a heart filled with love in this Oscar-winning film.       TUESDAY – Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show– CBS 10PM ET No matter what Continue Reading

Considering the move to Roamio + Mini...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:56
Hi all, I'm considering a pretty drastic change to our household TiVo usage and wanted to get the thoughts & advice of the forum before I pulled the trigger. So here goes... :)

Current setup is a pair of Premiere units connected to Comcast Digital Cable, one in the Media room and one in the Bedroom. Both wired into the home network and using HDMI for A/V. Both have been upgraded to 2TB HDs. Both use Streambaby to stream/pull content from our Media Server (A Mac Mini dedicated to the task). This Mac Mini also uses AirVideoHD to stream content to iOS devices (but NOT from the TiVos themselves, have to rip the content from the TiVo units to the server first in order to do that).

I'm considering the move to a Roamio Pro, primarily to get the built-in iOS streaming so my lady can watch native TiVo content on her iPad from anywhere, and not just content that's been ripped to the server.

To that end, I'm looking at getting a Roamio Pro to live in the Media Center, and a TiVo Mini to live in the bedroom. This has the benefit of a smaller footprint and more importantly, it's silent (a definite consideration in the bedroom). This would give us 450 hours of HD which is only a modest amount less than we have currently between the 2 Premieres, and the only impact I see it really having is that we'd get fewer suggestions (we have a LOT of free space generally since upgrading the units).

I believe this would give us the same basic features we have now of a TiVo in both rooms, but at a reduced monthly expense (I'd get lifetime on the Mini, monthly on the Roamio) since I don't intend to keep the Premieres active. And we'd get the added bonus of being able to stream content directly to our iOS devices.

So that's the general lay of the land. Now for my questions, in no particular order...

1. Does this generally sound right? Anything I missed or special considerations with the above scenario?
2. For those who have a Roamio/Mini combination, how do you like it? Any complaints?
3. Does TiVo still restrict the streaming functionality from working on Jailbroken iOS devices, even for legit paying customers?
4. Can I run HDMI video out of the Mini to the TV, but analog audio into the old receiver I use in the bedroom?
5. Is the Roamio storage capacity upgradeable via any standard external drive or is it restricted to just the WD MyBook that they sell through TiVo?
6. If we take the Premiere units off our plan, can they be used just to watch whatever is stored on them currently, like in a guest or spare bedroom? Or are they useless bricks without monthly service? Any suggestions on what to do with them if they can't be used as simple dumb playback devices?
7. Do I use the current CableCard from one of the Premiere units in the Roamio? Or do I need a new one? Does the Mini need one too?
8. Insert question I didn't think to ask here. :)

Thanks all, this is a pretty significant potential change to our setup so I want to make sure I've done some homework first!

Naked and Afraid: Double Jeopardy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:50
I can't seem to figure out if this was another first season episode, a new second season episode, or just a special, but either way my wife and I watched this last night.

I liked the idea of doing two couples as opposed to one couple. However I just want to say that I was convinced the whole thing had to be staged when the two couples found each other at the waterfall site while both out walking around the woods. Too convenient for a first feature showing two couples. But then the woman who got dengue fever! :eek::eek::eek: Maybe it is staged, but these people are still roughing it and the danger is real.

As to the contestants themselves, the blonde girl needed a reality check. My wife and I loved it when she tried to call out the other three as treating her poorly and this opened the floodgates for the other three to lay into her about her sunbathing.

Other notables were the two different fish traps being compared side by side and how crappy blondie's was compared to the other woman's basket, dude killed an anteater by crawling 50 feet to bash it on the head, and the trees with the thorns growing out of their sides. OUCH!

TiVo Premiere Updates Are Now Available!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:30
For months we’ve been raving about the new TiVo Roamio and its attributes and now, TiVo Premiere owners can experience many of the Roamio features as we have completed software updates to Series 4 units. Since our last announcement regarding the TiVo Stream’s Out-Of-Home Streaming capabilities, you’ll notice some additional changes on your TiVo Premiere UI. “What To Watch Now” is available as an option on your TiVo Central Menu, allowing you to look up the most popular shows and movies available to you via cable. If you think you Continue Reading

Tivio history of what has been watched

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 10:08
Is there a way to monitor what has been watched on the tivio?

When Searching, Why Does Tivo List "Not Currently Available" Shows?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 08:04
When searching and filtering results, I noticed many of the results are listed as "not currently available". For example, I did an actor search on Jennifer Lawrence and it listed 22 TV shows and ALL were "not currently available". In fact, it listed her being on the Today on 11/21/12. Really, a show from 1 year ago that I have zero chance of seeing. I'm guessing it's listing all these shows so you can create a wish list. Well, on my wish list is to have an option to just list only currently available shows.

Just my $0.02.

Mini telling me to press TiVo or Live TV when turning TV on

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 07:47
I'm new to the Roamio and Mini, and so far I have been very pleased and impressed with the speed and functionality coming from a TiVoHD.

There's one quirk which I am curious if it is a bug, or just how it is designed to work. When I turn my TV on that is connected to the Mini, I am greeted with the message to press TiVo or Live TV. My desired function for when I turn my TV on is for the Mini to detect the HDMI signal from my TV being turned on, and then just go straight to live TV. Is what I'm experiencing normal? Thanks

Weird problem - NOT recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:51

I'm currently (now) recording 2 x movies on TIVO. This is good.

I've watched one (separate) movie which was/is set to NOT DELETE.

i want to change it so it deletes / expires in a week, and tivo advises it will; NOT record (or stop recording) one of the two movies its currently recording - due to insufficient disk space. I'll wait till it stops recording & then change the settings of my movie ive just watched.

ISSUE - if i have a programme that is set to not delete, & then change it to expire - would this not free up MORE space (& in theory delete programmes earlier ?)

why would it stop the currently-recording movie ?

Is this fixable ? (re-programme of TIVO programme & then upgrade the next time a person connects to the tovo EPG etc..)

PS, I'm in NZ.

EDIT: 1 of the movies has now finished, & i was able to edit my older movie to delete in a week. Must bea n error when recording 2 shows at a time ??

EDIT: version 11.3b6-01-2-663

rf remote + Bluetooth at same time?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 03:26
I understand that the basic Romeo remote with the new RF dongle that comes with the new slide will work with premier TiVo. anyone know if this RF remote will work on the premiere at the same time as an existing bluetooth original slide remote? i mirror a premier to two different rooms and I'd like to keep one remote in each room.

Subscription needed?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 00:52
Just bought a new Roamio and Mini. Should arrive this week. If we transfer our subscription will we still be able to watch the recordings on our HD XL? Just looking to watch what's in the now playing list so we can get caught up on our shows. Don't want to record anything new. Do we still need an active subscription for the old unit? Thx!


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