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The Amazing Race - OAD 11/3/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:57
"Es ist nicht gut!"

That was some Gawdawful singing. :eek:

It was funny how Pinky was planning to frame the Afghanimals for taking the cab, but she got busted when the other team saw the bags in the cab at the next stop.

Roamio Plus and Wireless issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:41
This is partially a vent message but need some info as well...

I ran into an issue the other night and figured I'd call TiVO's tech support, but to say they were less than helpful is an understatement, I was told in no simple terms "We don't support network switches" and I'd have to reconfigure my network for them to assist me, they refused to go any further.

I gave up with their support and found the issue on my own and it turns out to be a bug with the TiVO unit and how it selects WiFi or Wired ethernet (didn't try MoCA). This all stems from when I initially setup the Roamio, I initially connected it
via WiFi (802.11G), the Roamio successfully found the SSID and I entered my WPA2 key. At that point I let the TiVO go about its merry way with all its updates and connections back to the mothership, all without incident.

After the initial configuration and downloads were complete I moved the unit to its final location and simply connected the ethernet, I was surprised to see that the unit automatically identified that ethernet was connected and the setup screens shows that the connection type was indeed ethernet and the wireless was no longer being used and showed no configuration for the wireless. Great somebody in development was thinking, if ethernet was in use shutdown wireless.

Well turns out wireless isn't actually shutdown as I found the TiVO's 2 MAC addresses (one for the TiVO and one for the built in Stream) were bouncing between two ethernet ports on my switch in rapid succession, the port the TiVO was physically connected to and the port the wireless A/P was connected to. What did surprise me is that TiVO uses the same MAC addresses on ethernet as they do on WiFi which didn't help the situation.

At this point I believe I've stopped the TiVO from using wireless, I ended up disconnecting the ethernet and pointing the TiVO to an invalid SSID/password combination, disabled WiFi and reconnected the Ethernet. Now the performance of the TiVO stream portion appears to roughly match what TiVO claims will be the transfer times (still slow but moving a steady 3 to 4 Mb/s).

So since TiVO's customer support was less than helpful, I'm guessing they have no interest in logging a bug either since I'm an "unsupported configuration" (my router is separate from my switch) even though I have confirmed the network behavior of the TiVO is just plain wrong.

My final question is how do I positively confirm the WiFi is shutdown so that it doesn't attempt to connect to the bogus A/P I pointed it to?


Moca/ethernet port question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:15
I have Moca set up using a Roamio and I have an elite on the Moca network in another room. Can I use the ethernet port on the elite to provide wired internet in that room? I thought that it was supposed to do that, but so far, I'm not having any luck. Thanks

The Walking Dead S04E04: "Indifference" 11.04.13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:12
Didn't see that coming!

So Rick doesn't want to be a leader and make decisions until he wants to be a leader and make decisions?
So at random times he just up and decides to make these enormous calls that affect everyone?
How nice that he can pick and choose when to involve himself.

Looked like a good time to involve the council if you ask me.
If they're so afraid that Tyrese would kill her, hows about maybe preventing that from happening?
Or keep the knowledge within the council.
They're going to miss her and they'll be divided over it anyway.
Can't wait to see how Rick spins it when he returns.

I half expected Carol to run him down after she turned her car around.
We haven't seen the last of her. And I still wouldn't call what she did cold blooded murder- there was a small chance that it could have worked.

Losing the hippie kids (at least the girl) was sad.
They were so upbeat and folks need people like that.

As opposed to Tyrese who is annoying me to tears. Get it together man.

BE CAREFUL Downloading to iPhone over Wi-Fi - A suggestion for TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 08:06
Every Sunday night I download shows from my Roamio Plus to my iPhone just before going to bed. My WiFi signal is usually pretty good in my upstairs bedroom even though the router is in the basement. In the past, if the wifi signal wasnt strong enough, the download would stop and I would have to start it up again in the morning. That wasnt a big deal until now with the recent updated capability of the TiVo app.

Last night I guess the wi-fi signal wasnt strong enough. So you can guess what the iPhone did - that's right - it switched to CELLULAR DATA AND USED UP ALMOST MY ENTIRE DATA ALLOWANCE.

I knew something was amiss when I got an email this morning from Verizon stating that I am close to using my alloted data allowance. That has NEVER happened to me before. I checked my data usage on verizon.com and sure enough at 3am a big usage spike ocurred. So now I may not have to restart downloads any more if they fail, but the TiVo app will suck up my data allowance.

Dear Tivo, If you're listening, PLEASE add an option to restrict downloads to WiFi ONLY. Thank you

The Mentalist S06E06 "Fire and Brimstone" OAD 2013-11-03

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 07:23
I was looking forward to what the previews promised was going to be either the final or at least the penultimate RJ episode. Too bad it was replaced by a re-run, at least in my area. Though they did run the previews for S06E07 "The Great Red Dragon" at the end (which I tried to ignore in case of spoilers).

If anyone's seen the real episode yet, what did you think?

The Mentalist S06E06 "Fire and Brimstone" OAD 2013-11-03 -- RERUN?!?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 07:16
Was this episode a rerun for everyone else, or just me?

Anyone know when the real episode will air (since I'll have to record it manually)?

HDD speed question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 02:46
Will it matter if I replace my HDD with a 3.0 or 6.0 Gb/s or if the drive RPM speed matters?

60 Minutes 11/3/13: Guantanamo Bay, Lamborghini, college football coach

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/04/2013 - 00:16
Anyone watch?

If anyone wants to learn more about what goes on at Gitmo, I remember seeing a documentary on TV about it before. I'm pretty sure it was National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo. It is available on Netflix streaming...

I liked the Lamborghini piece but it seemed more like corporate PR fluff, which I'm sure parent VW liked. I've seen other documentaries on Lambo production before.

Expired Subscription

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 22:44
Hi All,

Does anyone know what would happen if one were to set up a TiVo Mini with a 4 tuner Premier TiVo and then cancel the Premier's service? Would the Mini still be able to use a tuner on the unsubscribed box?

-- Zelman

Top Gear U.S. on History - Season Four

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 22:33
the first three years had way more flops than successes, but has anyone been watching series four? It's almost as if the Brits have taken over production...just watched the amphibious show (ep 6), where a trip from Buffalo to Toronto via Lake Ontario was pretty damn funny. Sure, it was a rip of the U.K. version, but I laughed thru most of it...

Homeland S03E06 "Still Positive" OAD 2013-11-03 ***spoilers***

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:58
Well, that went fast.

That Javadi is a bad man.

I was waiting for Quinn or Carrie or Saul to just put a bullet in Javadi's head, but Saul breaking his nose will be OK for now.

So who is Carrie's baby Daddy? The guy on the stairs who she hid out with?

Can we hope that Dana moving out means that we won't see her again and Brody won't be able to get in touch with her?

It looked like Mom had no problem getting another car. Maybe she signed a book contract.

Add ability to add new "channels" to lineup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:43
I think it would be neat if you could add internet streaming channels to your lineup, say at the end of your cable lineup. For example, you could choose a Ustream or Justin.tv channel and give it an unused number, and boom there it is in your lineup. Of course it wouldn't have any guide data, but....

An extension of the idea would be to allow content creators to define a channel and provide guide data. What made me think of this was the shutdown of G4, how I wish TechTV was still around, and the idea that Leo Laporte's Twit.TV should be a real honest to god channel.

But, think of all the other online programmers that are streaming full time or near full time linear channels:
The Blaze
Al Jazeera English (though I believe this may have been removed for the US now)
and lots more.

One interesting thing would be that the provider could tie a podcast to the schedule, so for example the Twit live broadcasts are pretty raw and unedited, but they could stick a URL in the program guide so that if you selected "record" you had the option of subscribing to the podcast instead of actually recording the stream (but still retain the option of recording the stream).

Anyway, the suggestion there isn't 100% fleshed out, there are some gotchas and other considerations that would have to be worked through, but it's a start

Manual recording "errors" ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:24
This evening because of the CBS "football" issues I attempted a manual recording to start at 9:59 (The Good Wife) and to end it at 10:59 the new times because of football.

The manual recording displays correct date, start time, end time BUT when the "select to record" is done I get a message that this show scheduled for NOV 4 (Sunday) has already ended. I've attempted this maybe 8 - 10 times for the show starting at 9:59 and also the show scheduled now o start at 10:59 and get the same message. The date and time on the machine are correct but I can NOT get the "manual record" to activate. When it says NOV 4 Sunday has already ended the only option is "select OK" and it skips the command.

Somewhat unnerving - I'm not new to TiVo and I've never had a similar issue.

I tried also to record a 2 hour block from 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM with the same message "Already Ended" but this last time when attempting the 2 hour block the date was a match NOV 3 (Sunday).

I attempted for a last time to do a 1 hour 9:59 - 10:59 for Sunday NOV 3 and got the Sunday, NOV 4 - already ended message.

I can't force a "manual recording" to start today 9:59 or later to end still today NOV 3 at a time earlier than 11:59 or even mid-night or later into tomorrow which will be the 4th.

I of course can't do a snapshot because the error covers the selection when select is chosen! I did get some snapshots and will post tomorrow. I'm no photographer so the quality is lacking but I do have some snapshots.

I get the same errors on both my P-XL and my P-XL4 I did snapshots and I will post later.


*** I attempted a manual record for MON NOV 4 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM and the "recording scheduled" block returned a TUES NOV 5 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM results. I followed that with a couple more manual recordings for MON NOV 4 and got scheduled recordings for TUE NOV 5. Both my machines are doing this.

Could someone else just attempt to set up some manual recordings for some random times for tomorrow and see what their results are and post back?

I need to of course call TiVo but that will be tomorrow!! Is it maybe only a "time zone" issue? I'm in UTC -5:00 Eastern? I can't imagine it's a cable provider issue but I do have Comcast in 25414

Software is 20.3.1-2-758 on my P-4XL

Tivo Series 3 and Bose Solo Unit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 20:36
I just purchased a Bose Solo Sound Bar for use with one of my Tivo Units upstairs. I cannot get the Tivo Remote audio settings on the remote to work with any of the three provided 4 digit codes. Does anyone have any suggestions on codes to use ????

Replacement Unit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 16:34
Tivo is sending me a new Roamio Plus replacement unit because of V53 and V58 errors that could not be resolved. I'll be using the same cable card and tuning adaptor. What procedure should I follow. Do I need to pair the cable card again? I note that the guide service has already been switched to the new unit. I am a Charter Cable customer in East Tennessee. I'm so hoping this new unit solves these problems... it's a super machine otherwise. jp

Not getting warning shows are being clipped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 13:05
You know how when you look at your TO DO list, shows that are going to be clipped have an "*" by the time, and when you scroll over that show, you get a warning at the bottom of the screen?

Well, since about the beginning of the fall season I have not been getting that warning on some shows. Maybe it has something do with the most recent software update. Another oddity is it appears to only be CBS shows that do not give me this warning.

Anyone else having this issue? This is on my TiVo HD. Not having the issue on my Premiere.

Stream $70 shipped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:46
New Roamio Pro on the way so I won't need my Stream anymore, it has the original box and lived an easy and charmed life.

$70 and I'll ship anywhere in the US for free.
Want to pick it up in Boston for cash? PM me.

Best advice for "controlling" suggestions?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:41
Now that I got the new Premiere software update, "suggestions" is going nuts- pretty much recording something all the time. I may be forced to just turn it off, but a couple of programs populated that might be worth looking at. What's the best way to limit it? I note that under the how to improve suggestions there is a list of many programs that I have recorded in the past with thumbs up or down- how they determined the thumbs rating I have no idea, certainly not from me. What takes place if I get rid of all the thumbs up programs? Will this slow the roll?

SNL 11/2/13 - Kerry Washington/Eminem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:40
I thought the cold open was great and I loved the "What does my girl say" parody. The "How's he doing?" skit was funny as well. The rest of the episode wasn't anything special.


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