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Auto Transfer using Tivo Desktop then to an Android

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 17:28
Curious if anyone records a show in HD and also non HD if they intend to transfer it to a tablet or mobile device? I have a 3 hour HD recording that is 10gig that I'd like to put on an Android tablet weekly but don't want to take up 10gig. are there ways to shrink it so its 10% the size?

Thank you,


Only one tuner used for back-to-back overlapping recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:50
I have a wishlist that records NFL games with one hour padding. Around 5pm EST one of the 4:25 games did not have an entry in My Shows; I thought something was wrong. Then I noticed that the earlier game was recording the beginning of that game due to the padding; the other three tuners were tuned to something else. I waited until 5:25 (which is when the padding expired on earlier game) and, much to my delight, the second game appeared in My Shows, and it has recorded from the beginning. The padded game also had the first chunk of the second game, i.e. the overlapped part recorded twice but using one tuner only. This has never happened to me on Premiere. If this is what always happens (I will do some more checking later) I could be very liberal with adding padding on shows and not run out of tuners.
Is this a known enhancement on Roamios?

20.3.8 is still broken

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:34
Problem: Roamio is not recording scheduled programs

I got the update to the new firmware 20.3.8 but it has not fixed the problem that I have been experiencing. The unit failed to record the Cowboy's game today and it is in the failed state now.

Can someone please list a set of instructions to capture troubleshooting information to help Tivo understand the issue.

I posted a pic showing the tuner is in the failed state. The channel that was selected (609 FOX) shows as recording but no tuners are set to the channel. It looks like tuner 2 was expected to capture the recording but it is in a failed state (see pic).
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Can't Find Youtube

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:21
I have an HD Series 3. I used to be able to access youtube with it, but its been quite a while since I tried and I don't see it now.

Under Music, Photos and Showcases I see pandora, Live365, Podcaster and a few others, but no Youtube.

If I select the Video on Demand from the main menu it just goes back to the main menu.

The network connectivity is fine, it regularly connects and downloads the schedules.

Any ideas what happened to Youtube?

Roamios without problems?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:04
I've been waiting a little before purchasing a Roamio Plus to see what others think of it. Of course due to the nature of forums such as this, most of the posts revolve around problems. I'm curious to know how many early adopters have Roamios that are trouble-free. I'm on the Cablevision system and as I understand it my area has cards that support 6 tuners, so that should be an issue. I already have two S3's and a Premier, so I'm certainly familiar with the product.

Are there a fair number of folks with Roamios running without any issues? Thanks in advance.

Netflx, Hulu, Youtube, and MLB no longer showing in list?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:44
I have 2 TiVo Mini's in my house. On one of them, when I go to "Find TV, Movies, and Videos", I see Hulu Plus, Netflix, Youtube and MLB in he list to the right.

But on the other, none of them are listed (only showing the Search, Browse, and Wishlist selections at the top). I have the latest software update and just restarted that particular TiVo Mini but no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:33
Question for you guys. Im currently a mediacom customer and looking to shave down my bill.

If i get a TiVo and want to use it only as a DCT (Cable box) and rent the Mcard from mediacom, is that an issue? i dont need the DVR ability as my son doesn't need to record anything nor does my dad.

I was looking at this on amazon. TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500)

Before i order 2, i want to make sure it will work.

Anyone else tried doing this before?

My main needs are just the guide and the prem channels that im sub to. The VOD and the rest i could careless about it.

Or even cheaper ideas.

Slow Transfer Speeds with Moca

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 13:17
Howdy. First time poster.

I've had a Premiere Q, provided by my cable company, for about a year, and I just recently started downloading recorded videos with kmttg. It is connected with an Actiontec ECB2500C, and I get transfer speeds of 24Mbps to 32Mbps. That seemed rather low to me--especially to the 60+Mbps numbers I see on the Web. I get better speeds by connecting the TiVo via ethernet to a 5Ghz wireless-N bridge (32Mbps to 40Mbps).

Are there any settings that might be causing this low speed?

The Best "Holiday" Television Specials

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:44
"Holiday?" another attack on Christmas!


Watch the Judy Garland special when Judy Garland (high as a kite, natch) messed up the lyrics for his "The Christmas Song" and Mel Torme says, "Close!"

Bob Hope brings out Raquel Welch for the troops! USO! USO! USO!

Mob City S01E03-04 "Red Light"/"His Banana Majesty" OAD 2013/12/11 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:33
Now it's fitting together a bit.

The biggest WTF is Hecky trusting Stacks to recommend Joe as "a pal" when Hecky knew Stacks worked for Benny Siegel and probably used Stacks to make contact about the blackmail payment.

It makes some sense that the cut mouth guy was outside the confessional when Rothstein shotgunned the "am I in the clear?" guy, who must have been another snitch, and told him the name of the other rat that Benny killed? "You want nnn." Mr. Creepy heard that and told Hecky. Why he was following is mystery.

Mickey is not so goofy now. He also knows that Jasmine is the photographer.

The cop who planted the bug kept what he heard to himself. Either he knows that Joe was involved and/or he's Benny's mole in the LAPD. Why would he bug Mickey, where none of other cops knew how to do it, and work so hard if was on the mob's side?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:26
I bought a Roamio with 2 TiVo Minis - So I am selling my old hardware

TiVo Premiere Series 4 - Lifetime Service -157 hours HD & Wireless N Adapter

TiVo Premiere Series 4 DVR with Lifetime Service - 318 HD recording hours

TiVo Series 3 with Lifetime Service - 143 HD hours & Wireless G Adapter

Roamio Wifi--What is the Truth?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:24
Have searched the threads and contacted Tivo technical support, but have only gotten conflicting answers to my question:

I just purchased a Roamio Plus. It is installed next to sensitive audio equipment, so I want to make sure the Roamio's wifi is not active. When setting up the Roamio, I never connected via wifi--only by Ethernet.

Can anyone tell me whether the Roamio's wifi will be off in this scenario? Or, as some have reported, is it always active, even if it is connected by Ethernet?


Amazon Downloads will play on the Tivo Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:14
Amazon downloads on the Roamio will not play on the Tivo mini if the show is selected from the Tivo mini menu. If you try to play it on the mini you will receive a "Copyright message".

Here is the work around that works for me -
I have the Tivo App downloaded to my IPad.
Open the app.
In the drop down menu that lists your Tivo devices - Select the Mini that you want to watch a program on.
Now, go to My shows in the Tivo App.
Select the Show that you downloaded from Amazon.
Press Watch Show.
The show will now play on the Tivo mini that you selected.

I have confirmed that this will work on the Tivo App for Iphone and the Ipad.


Watching on Roamio from another Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 12:06
Hi Gents wondering if someone can clarify please:

In my apartment, I have a Roamio feeding a Tivo mini, and it's great.

In my weekend place, I may end up with 2 Roamios, or a Roamio and a Premiere XL (both on same network via ethernet).

In the case where you have 2 Roamios or a Roamio and a Premiere, how clunky is it to stream programs between the 2 units? Is it streaming like the Mini, or is it a full transfer? I understand the transfer can be clunky. Thank you for clarifying.

Android app says "on time" is only option for end time?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 10:24
The TiVo app for tablets has suddenly started offering "on time" as the only option for the end time when I use the app to schedule a recording.

The Roamio itself doesn't have this problem, just the TiVo app.

I have other recordings scheduled where the app did indeed once let me say "1 minute longer", but I can't do it anymore.

Could this be some kind of totally strange interaction with the new kitkat 4.4.2 update I got on my Nexus 7? It started happening at about the same time (of course, I also got the latest 20.3.8 update at about the same time as well).

a few TWC cable card questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 10:13
Last week I went into a smaller TWC cable store to ask some basic questions about a cable card and tuning adapter, which I'd need for new planned Roamio plus purchase.
It was a very slow day and 1 other person was being waited on so I had one guy who gave me his undivided attention. I asked him if it was possible to 'see' what a tuning adapter and cable card looked like and he willingly obliged by going to a bin and pulling out one of each so I could eyeball it.
Since I'm going to order my TWC cable this week I planned on going back to the same store and seeing if I can talk to the same guy.

A few questions. If he has a 'bin full' of cable cards, is it possible I can ask him for a specific brand, or to even go further, is there any way he is able to tell the version number on the cable card by 'testing it" or something like that?

If this is a possibility, is there a known brand and version that seems to be less problematic for TWC? I've seen mention of this for various other cable providers but haven't yet come across anything specific for TWC.

Web Videos and RSS feeds

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 08:13
Since the fall 2013 update(not 20.38) I am missing the ability to browse web videos or enter in a RSS feed to view them and set up a download subscription. Am I missing something?

Channels not coming in after moving

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 07:49
We moved to a different city and I did the full setup to catch all the channels. In the discovery process, channels 8.1,2 & 3 were found, but 2 of each on my premier. Signal level is below 20 and do not come in. I have a series 3 on the same off air antenna and it found one each of the channels and it comes in fine. Is there someway to delete only a couple channels from the list and have it rediscover? I have all my season passes in so I would hate to have to put them all in again by starting completely over. Btw, I am in the Indianapolis market. Thanks.

Transfering recordings to roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 07:10
Hey guys, been a while but just got a new roamio pro and having some issues.

I actually have two issues but the wireless can be dealt with later, first I need to transfer the recordings.

I transferred the service from my Premiere XL to the roamio then had the Premiere set up with new service just to do the transfer after that I was told to call back and cancel that within 30 days.

For now I have both connected via Ethernet however it won't let me queue up the shows to transfer? It gets weirder, I select one show in the group say episode 1 and it transferred another episode, not episode 1?

From there, try to queue up more and just won't do it.
This looks like what's happening to me only I can't queue up:
Code: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=510888&highlight=Transfering+shows Since I did just get the service and hooked up yesterday Tech Support said give it some time since I did just download the service update also yesterday?

Any help appreciated.

Can you add time to a non-scheduled recording??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/15/2013 - 01:49
Say you are surfing and find a show you would like to record. You start taping it and find that you need some time added to the end of the show. Is there an easy way to expand a current recording(like I could on the old Comcast DVR) or not? I know there is with scheduled events and season passes, but I can't find out how to do it for shows being recorded live.



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