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Roamio OTA Reception Is Lower! ! !

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:46
My series 3 HD DVR had much better signal strength than my Roamio. The HD DVR had 100% on UHF channels but my Roamio only registers 85%.

The lower OTA channels are similarly lower as well.

Is this due to four tuners vs two tuners? If not, what would cause the lower signal strength?

OOH Roamio streaming with Content Filter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:29
I have setup Out of home streaming with my Roamio Pro. I can stream in the home to the mobile ios app just fine. When out of the home, I can see My Shows on the Roamio Pro on the ios app and I can schedule new recordings just fine.

I have a content filter installed (iBoss Home) that acts as my DHCP server in the home. Even though I have set up the Roamio's IP address to have no content filtering, when the content filter is enabled I cannot get out of home streaming working. I disabled the content filter today and I can stream out of the home just fine.

I have a slingbox that can stream just fine out of the home when my content filter is enabled (and the slingbox IP address has no filtering).

Anyone know if I need to do port forwarding or any other tricks for the Roamio Pro?

Exit Back to Recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:25
I got my Tivo Mini all set up and working and I love everything about it except for one thing im hoping that their is an answer for.

If i am playing a recording and hit the tivo menu then go around the menu a bit how can I easily get back to the recording i have been playing without having to go back through the menu again?

I ask because on my Roamio I know that i can get this result by hitting the zoom button, however on the Mini it seems to just go to live TV

Tivo XL4 & NBA League Pass

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 17:21
Hi everyone, sort of new on the Tivo Community so I did some searching but got some mixed answers everywhere I looked.

Currently I have a Premier Elite 4 tuner working with a Tuning adapter and CC from Cox in Orange County.

When I go to my NBA league pass I get the error saying this channel not available with Tuning adapter and please contact cable company.

So I call them up and they basically say there is a two way communication issue and we have to have their box to be able to watch NBA league pass.

So just so i am 100% because apparently most of the reps at the cable companies don't know much according the forum. I wanted to get a second opinion and definite answer. Is this something that just can't be worked around and I won't be able to get NBA league pass because of having a TiVo?

I have read about the VOD not working with TiVO and I guess this falls into that category now? Does that mean any sports package will not work?

Thanks in advance.

Color coded TV Guide listings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 16:09
It's 2013 how can TiVo not have color-coded TV listings in their Guide?

Another DTA Question...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 16:03
Well, 2, really...

This is the text on the TiVo website today:TiVo Roamio DVRs allow for dynamic tuner allocation, so the tuner is only used when the Mini needs it and is released back to the DVR for use when the TiVo Mini isn’t in use. TiVo Premiere DVRs do NOT support dynamic tuner allocation, so any Mini connected to a Premiere is allocated a constantly dedicated tuner and therefore reduces the tuners available for the Premiere DVR.
I thought that DTA was going to include Premiers? (I have an XL4). So, it doesn't, will adding a Mini turn my XL4 permanently into a 3 tuner system?

Next question (same really, just rephrased), if I don't ever want to use my Mini for live TV, will it still turn my XL4 into an XL3?


Confused in CA.

How long to fully set up?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 15:17
Just got a new Roamio plus and substituted it for my dying DT Premiere last night. I can't get streaming to the ios app to work, can't get transfers from my other premiere to work, getting C133s on the roamio. I just called tivo support, who basically told me to let it sit for a day or two because connections get made in the background that allow the other stuff to work. I've seen enough complaints about streaming and c133 on here to suggest that this is unlikely to be true, but thought I'd ask if anyone else's setup stabilized after 48 hours. (I'm also going to brave the crawlspace and run cat-6 instead of 5ghz wifi to the premiere tomorrow, which I've been meaning to do, anyway. The Roamio is cabled to a Netgear GS108 which is cabled to my router which is cabled to my Charter cable/phone modem.)

I have to say I think the initial setup would be pretty frustrating for a newbie, the "click here to change network settings" arrow doesn't go to the right place unless the ethernet cable has been attached/detached (i.e., I couldn't use that to change the SSID the roamio was using) and I had to do guided setup at least twice, plus download the updates. I get why the decision would made to ensure that a new box has the latest software, but why does that process require me to babysit it and click continue at so many points? And, since that process is such a PITA, why would there also be stuff trickling down over 48 hours that 2-3 forced connections wouldn't grab?

Coming Soon to EBay...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 14:52
  • Premiere Elite (XL4) with Lifetime (warranty to 2/1/2015)
  • TiVo Stream
  • TiVo HD - upgraded 1TB Hard Drive (and Instant Cake CD) with Lifetime
All used but in fully functional condition. All remotes, most cables.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 13:14

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How do I remove a mobile device from tivo stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:58
Got a new iPad today. I was able to get it connected to my Roamio Tivo. Reset my old iPad to factory new. The Tivo IOS app now indicates 3 of 12 mobile devices, where there is only 2 of 12 mobile devices. How do I delete one of the devices?

"Time of Death" Showtime Six-Part Documentary

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:54
Showtime’s ‘Time of Death’: An important and honest look at what death is really like

This seems really interesting. I was wondering who was planning on watching it. Also, would love to hear others thoughts on this.

Many of us here are getting a bit older and starting to think about this more and more. Personally, I just dealt with the deaths of my FIL and MIL all in the last 10 months. There have been discussions about how my wife's family has dealt with the deaths. (Probably in not the healthiest of fashion, but that's another story.

Anyway, would love to have others thoughts and discussions on this as it seems from the review it is well done.

From the review:

Quote: I rarely insist that anybody watch anything on TV, but I strongly recommend that you watch as much as you can of “Time of Death,” Showtime’s unflinchingly honest docu-series (premiering Friday night) about what it’s like to die — and what it’s like for our loved ones to watch us go.

I get that it’s not going to be a TV show for all. It’s hard stuff. If you and your loved ones are planning to live forever then, by all means, skip it. If, on the other hand, you are an adult with a firm grip on reality (and perhaps faith), you will likely find yourself transfixed by the gentle and elegant ways that “Time of Death” takes us into the final weeks of eight women and men, ages 19 to 78, each losing a fight against a terminal illness.

PLUS wireless networking is driving me insane

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:46
Please i need help. i am about to toss this device out the window. I cant get this thing to stay connected to the Tivo service. the wireless keeps losing connections. I am running this DVR with a simple Dlink DIR615 router. all my other wireless devices work flawlessly on this network.

installed dvr and connected. worked beautifully for 2 days. then stopped connection and got N02

first call to tech support: they told me to reboot router and dvr. service connected

second call to tech support the next day: they told me my dvr was DOA and to return to best buy. said the wireless network car inside the dvr was defective.

exchanged device and installed a new unit from best buy. worked for one day.

got No2 again this morning, called it in and they told me my ROUTER WAS DEFECTED.

this is complete BS. told me to unplug the device. spent hours trying force connected to tivo service.

Basically the most sophisticated solution they could give me was to unplug the device.

any problem i have unplug the device. i have had this dvr for 7 days now and ive been unplugging it several times a day ever since the day i got it. is this a normal part of the tivo experience?

please help.

Palm Beach County FL Comcast Roamio issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:30
I purchased my Roamio Plus in mid-September and had many problems with channels intermittently dropping out, resulting in an error "v58". TiVo technical support informed me that this was often the case for South Florida Comcast customers, as the cablecard firmware needs to be upgraded, system wide, to a version higher than 1.5.2. They had no timetable as to when this might occur. Ready to send my new Tivo back for a refund, the Comcast tech (who had already been scheduled) called, and told me he'd had luck with Premier owners encountering problems, by upgrading the firmware to their newest version (1.5.2-FP2401), which was higher than what was on my cablecard.

I kept the appointment, and after the upgrade and a hard reboot of the Roamio, things were working fine, with all six tuners.

As of 10/30/13, however, the vast majority of channels (both SD, HD, and Pay) are not available and display the v58 error. I've had Comcast un-pair and re-pair the card several times, and refresh the signal, without resolution. TiVo tech support also spent about 45 minutes with me, checking signal strength, noise, and many other issues, determining my Roamio is working fine.

I spoke to the Comcast tech who did the Firmware upgrade for me back in September, and he told me he's heard from one other Roamio owner in the area who also is suddenly having problems. He doesn't believe that whatever has happened at Comcast has affected Premiere owners.

"The Returned" on Sundance - Series 1 thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:57
Very intriguing 8-episode French drama from late 2012 that just started airing here on 10/31 on Sundance Channel. It's subtitled and there are oddly no reruns outside of Thursday, but I assume it'll be on-demand.

It involves a town's varied reactions to the sudden arrival of a number of people who had died years earlier in a bus crash. They're not zombies, they're their old selves - whatever that entails from person to person - and they have no clue what's happened. And there's all kinds of supernatural details and fringe creepiness going on too - more than you'd expect in one hour sans commercials.

For me to be this excited about a subtitled drama from France must mean I think it's quite good :)

(Assume spoilers after this post.)

TiVo Search Not Showing NHL Games

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:30
When I use the TiVo Search feature on my Roamio and look for "NHL" it shows a hit for "NHL Hockey." However, when I then select this item it shows no available shows, only the WishList selection.
From the web interface a number of games are show on channels in my package. This has been going on for a couple of weeks.

There seems to be a program with the search data available on the Roamio. I no longer have my TiVoHD hooked up so I don't know if this is just a Roamio issue.

Arrow "Crucible" 10/30/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:28
So alderman Blood is evil. Good, because I've wanted to punch him in the face every time he shows up on camera.

IMDB lists Sara Lance as Black Canary.

I'm tired of Laurel.

I thought I recognized her from the final season of The Killing and IMDB confirms it. The actress who played Bullet plays Sin on Arrow. Good for her. She was great on The Killing.

The Mayor was too big of a moron to be anything but a minor villain.

I have no idea what's going on in the island flashbacks.

Google Glass: The $1500 Question

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:25

As you may have heard, Google is expanding its Glass program beyond the initial couple thousand “Explorers” … and, by way of Tim Stevens (the “nicest guy in tech”), I received an invite. As an independent entity on a budget, versus a bankrolled journalist or celebrity, the potential $1500 fee stings. That amount could fund both a [...]

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Copy and expand THR22 original HD to new internal 2TB HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 04:04
I have a THR22 with the original drive and would like to replace it with a 2TB internal while keeping all of the data. Anyone have any suggestions/pointers/how-tos for accomplishing this?

Appreciate help with this.

Losing IP and no OOH

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/01/2013 - 01:09
Every few days, I get the message that my Tivo has lost connectivity. It shows connected to my network (wifi) and "No IP address."

I have it set to a static IP. I don't know what's causing this and it's really frustrating.

Second problem -- I launch up the tivo app today after reading that OOH streaming has been enabled and I try to do setup and it says "No Streaming Devices found" ...... I'm on the same network. I have a roamio plus. I've forced connections multiple times to make sure I have the latest software...


Same New Show Recorded Twice

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/31/2013 - 23:37
I had one show recorded twice at the same time and sames channel. Obviously my Roamio must have recorded this show on two different tuners.

Anyone else experience this?


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