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Pixelation & dropped recordings becoming too frequent

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:32
We had the experience from heck getting our Roamio installed and working correctly through Cox Cable here in Omaha. It took 1.5 months but finally Cox got their tuning adaptors upgraded to accommodate the 6 tuners and I thought all was finally well. Unfortunately over the past month we've had more and more problems with pixelation. When it hits, it hits every channel and every tuner. It can go on for just a few minutes to a few hours. If it is bad enough and Tivo is trying to record it will just drop the recording all together. If it gets really bad we'll lose TV signals altogether. It is now happening where I am losing 2-3 recordings per week and I am getting aggravated all over again! :mad:

I've tried searching here in the forums but I'm not finding others posting about similar issues. I'm trying to decide if this would be a Tivo issue or if it would be possibly a cable card and/or tuning adaptor issue with Cox? Where should I begin to try and figure out the problem? What exactly causes pixelation?

Right now I'm looking at the the stupid V52 message floating around my screen after more pixelation and a lost recording and ready to throw the darn thing out the window. Any help is appreciated!

ETA: Rebooting doesn't help!

How many MoCA's do I need if...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:27
I am going to get a Roamio with the built in MoCA. I want to get a Mini for the kitchen TV, which will need a MoCA, but does my router need a MoCA too if the Roamio has one built in?

TiVo Roamio and Xfinity X1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:53
This may sound like a dumb question but let me explain the situation. I currently have a large X1 install with 3 DVR's and 8 terminals. I am so tired of X1's bugs and bought a TiVo Roamio Pro and 2 TiVo mini's. The Pro is hooked up and works great, however I need to install the minis and eventually replace all the xfinity equipment with TiVo Pro's and Minis. My question is during this transition can both function on moca without causing an issue and brining the other down?

Hope this makes sense

Youtube Unavailable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:44
Activated my Roamio yesterday, and everything works fine except YouTube. Whenever I try to use it I get error code v301 with the URL http://www.tivo.com/support/v301 which leads to nothing. It's not my internet connection, because Huku and Netflix work just fine.

Captions on mute

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:40
Does the Roamio have closed captions on mute? I have captions turned off, but they show up whenever I mute the tv. I've looked through the tv's menu and can't find any setting like that.

Will disconnecting coax delay/prevent my activation?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:34
I just activated my new Roamio today, but the activation hasn't gone through as I'm unable to see my Series3 recordings on the Now Playing list (getting some network error message). I'm in this weird limbo state right now where I can't transfer my recordings or Season Passes, can't watch HBO (since the CC is not paired to the new Roamio, and probably will need to be repaired if I move it back) or do much else.

I moved one of the requisite two CableCARDs from my S3 OLED to the Roamio in order to set it up, but I want to move it back so I can watch some stuff from my old DVR as well as make sure my scheduled recordings for tonight are still recorded.

Will removing the CC and coaxial cable from the Roamio halt or delay the activation of the unit?

Amazon Vod Unwatchable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:55
I rented Man of Steel HD but couldn't watch it. For those of you who can remember VHS tapes with copy protection, if you tried copying one of those tapes, the vertical stabilizer circuit would go crazy. You could hear the movie but it was impossible to watch. The picture was jittery and wavy. Well that's how it was trying to watch Man of Steel. I contacted Amazon and they sent me another download of the movie. Same results. I have the Amazon VOD channel on my ROKU and tried watching the movie. The movie was just fine.

Has anyone else experienced this problem. It's the first time this has occurred.



Cox Tuning Adapters

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:54
We just finally got moved to SDV here, and I was sent 2 tuning adapters for our Premiere and Series 3. I hooked up the Premiere, and i get a screen telling me that the TA doesn't support 4 tuners. Do I need something different from Cox or am I just hosed? i tried calling last night but gave up after 45 minutes on hold.

i assume i won't have any issue on the Series 3 since it only has 2 tuners?

Sling Prevails; Monsoon Placeshifters Barred From US Shores

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:51

Having settled with Belkin back in June, Sling Media’s placeshifting intellectual property was further bolstered today when the US International Trade Commission apparently closed out the case against Monsoon Multimedia via an import ban and requirement to cease and desist sales of products that infringe upon 6 Sling patents. Over the years, Monsoon has marketed various [...]

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American Horror Story: Coven S03E08 "The Sacred Taking"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:00
I like Fiona more as the show continues, but am having trouble following the storylines. I don't find this season as compelling as the first season. :(

The box delivered to Fiona's stoop was easily anticipated to be someone's head, but the final scene made me laugh out loud! Recalling it now makes me laugh as I write this. LOL!

The Ajax enema scene was weird as I had forgotten who that mother & son were in relation to the story. It reminded me of the inappropriate relationship between Frankenstein boy and his mommy.

Myrtle's response about buying her wigs in bulk from North Korea was funny.

I think this season would be more understandable if watched marathon-style over one weekend.

Premiere missing channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:54
This seems to be a common problem but here's my issue.
My Premiere 4 is missing certain channels it displays a V52 error on - 702 (Fox), 705 (CBS) in particular. All other channels work fine. These channels work fine on my Tivo HD.
Had comcast out twice to redo the entrance cable and test as the Tivo was reporting very high RS Corrected/uncorrected numbers.

The problem seems to be intermittent. My cable strength is good, the wiring is good, and the HD has been rock solid. The Premiere however seems to have issues like many others have been reporting.

I've contacted support multiple times and am waiting for their latest response.
I'm about ready to cancel service and maybe try dropping cable altogether.
I would upgrade to a Roamio but from looking at that forum, the new product is having its own issues.

Operating w/o coax and only 1 CableCARD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 14:18
I just bought a Roamio Plus and upgraded the HD to 3TB to replace my S3 OLED. The Series3 was the only Tivo in my house up until now, so I only have 2 CableCARDS to operate it.

Can the S3 still be operational with just one CC? Right now it's not functioning because I also removed the coax to plug into the Roamio. I have the units side by side so that they're both within reach of my router.

I was hoping to transfer shows from the S3 over to the Roamio on the wired ethernet connection, but perhaps this is not possible if the S3 does not have (1) the coax connection and (2) a second CC?

Do I need to temporarily obtain a third CC to do this? My other option is to move the Roamio upstairs where another TV/coax connection is available. However, this would significantly impact the transfer speeds as this unit would no longer be on a wired connection--unless I found a 200ft ethernet cable.

I'm sure someone else must have been in a similar situation. Kindly advise me on the best approach to proceed with transferring my S3 recordings to the Roamio based on my setup.

Sound of Music Live! Top Moments

TiVo Blog - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:33
Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-Carrie! Last night NBC presented us with something unique to watch as they Carried out a live three-hour Sound of Music special, based off of the Broadway production, starring Carrie Underwood as the beloved Maria von Trapp. It was the first time in 50 years that a show like this was done live. Following the performance the 30 year old country star tweeted “Glory to God tonight…I couldn’t be more proud. What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!” Twitter circulated with positive Continue Reading

SNL 11/23/13 - Josh Hutcherson

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 13:15
Surprised there wasn't a thread for this.

Even though the host really didn't bring much to the table, I thought this episode was pretty good.

And I really enjoyed Haim. I'd previously downloaded some of their stuff, so I already knew I liked them. But I enjoyed seeing them play live even more. I just wish I could understand a single lyric of The Wire other than the words "down to the wire". :)

Oh, and every time their bass player sneered, it made me wonder if Melanie Hutsell had rejoined the cast of SNL. ;)

Does Stream with with Pytivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:15
By that I mean can I stream the videos that show up in the "My Videos" folder on my Tivo (courtesy of pytivo)?

I have two Premiere XL4s and am thinking of getting a Stream. Just want to make sure I understand what it can do.

A follow-up question: would the stream allow me to stream shows recorded on either of my Premieres? I assume so, but haven't seen anything confirming that.

The Big Bang Theory [12/05/2013] - "The Discovery Dissipation"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:11
First episode where anyone has made fun of Barry's speech impediment. I was so used to it being ignored that I was a little shocked when Sheldon mocked him.


Raj: I'm being a good houseguest.
Howard: No, you're being a better husband than I am.

Bernadette: Yeah, we were totally fine half-assing our marriage till you showed up.


any promo code for Mini lifetime activation?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:55
I just activated the Roamio using the PLSR and brought the price down to $399. But same code does not work for the Mini. Any other codes I can use??? Or $150 is as good as it gets? Thanks!

Stream Music from PC to Tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:51
Plan is to stream Christmas music to the TV room where the tree is.
TV+TiVo is hooked up to AV system - so plan was to have TV screen off but music can still pipe through TiVo attached to AV.

Didn't want to spend $200+ for a Sonos...so is the $15.99 TiVo Desktop worth it to stream content - specifically music from PC to my TV/AV system?

Or any other alternative?

Network Attached Hard drive that supports streambaby

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:05
Is there a particular network hard drive you could suggest which would support Streambaby?

I don't know Linux so how much would I need to learn in order to configure a network hard drive? And what is the least expensive brand/model that could support Streambaby?

Please help. Thanks.

Help me pick a new show to watch!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:46
So over the years I seem to miss out on shows when there new. I can't seem to bring myself to suffer through crappy shows to get to good ones.

24 I didn't watch until after it was done. I love it!
Sopranos we didn't start until season three, and both loved it.
We loved the 4400 and Jericho.
We just watched all of Breaking Bad in the last few months.

Now were feeling like we need a new show since we're done with Breaking Bad, what an awesome show.

What really awesome show did I miss out on that we could start from season 1?


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