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6 Tuner question in Carolinas

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:41
Just received my my new Roamio Plus and two minis. We are on TWC here and in my research, TWC only supports 2 tuner cards and in their boxes as well. I am upgrading from an HD and believed from conversations with cable reps and Tivo reps that a firmware update would enable additional tuners. We are located in Lexington, SC. Am I FUBARed? :confused:

Anyone having odd HDMI issues?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:37
Hi all,
I have a Roamio Plus connected directly to a Samsung (LN37A55) LCD TV.
Pretty basic setup, no other component in between.

So it used to be that once in a great while when I turned on the TV there would be a scrambled picture and a loud and annoying audio screech.
The TV would then turn itself off and back on again to correct.

But now this happens every time I turn on the TV after its been off for a couple hours.
Sometimes the audio screech happens, sometimes not.
Sometimes its just a black screen or sometimes garbage video and no audio.
But it now takes anywhere between 2-7 attempts of the TV turning itself off and on before it works normally.

I have 3 HDMI ports on the TV and an Apple TV and a PS3 connected directly.
Ive tried every combination of cables, ports and devices to correct this but it didnt help.
The issue will always happen with the Roamio on any port with any cable.
The other devices do not have this issue ever.
(my Tivo HD never had this issue either)
Ivd tried the Roamio on another TV and it seemed to work fine, but that was a newer and different brand TV.

The latest thing I tried was using a simple HDMI switch between the Roamio and the TV, but the switch doesnt get enough power from the Roamio's HDMI port to work.
It cant even get the LED on the switch to stay on and no signal will pass through.
If I add another device to the switch, like the PS3, it gets proper power and pass through works for the Roamio and PS3 (but it still doesnt correct the problem).

I have no way to diagnose the HDMI port so dont know if anything is wrong with it.
But I find it odd it cant even power a simple HDMI switch, when my PS3 (thats not even turned on!) can.

Does anyone use a self powered HDMI switch that gets proper power from a Roamio?
(I know I probably shouldnt use a self powered switch, but this is just for testing purposes I have no need for one otherwise)

AT&T Kills U-Verse On Xbox

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 07:14

We suppose it was inevitable that AT&T would drop U-verse support for the Xbox 360 sometime after Ericsson’s acquisition of Microsoft Mediaroom due to the complex Microsoft-centric integration. Not to mention, AT&T cites “low customer demand” in their decision to cease service come 12/31. Fortunately, AT&T is doing the right thing in compensating the small subset [...]

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TivoHD vs Tivo Premiere OVER THE AIR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 01:44
Hey Guys, does anyone happen to know definitely which is better for OVER THE AIR? I have a basic tivoHD with lifetime service on it. I don't plan to put a cable card in it. Will tune it with over the air antenna.

I also have a basic premiere without subscription on it. Will also tune it with over the air, with no tivo function.

TivoHD will get back more money, but that doesn't matter. I just want to know which one is "known" for better over the air reception. Or, is that solely dependent on the antennae? Thank you.

Tivo Premiere - Santa Login ?????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 21:56
Switched on the TV to the TiVo input today, and it said this on the screen:

Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)

Santa Login:

I posted a picture of it here (but can't post links, so remove spaces):
https :// w w w . iCloud .com / photostream / #A25Uzl7V4sn4O

I didn't have a way to type, but was hoping the password was "Christmas" :-)

Pulled the power and forced a reboot and it seems to be working fine.

can I swap cablecard into new tivo without dealing with Fios or cablevision?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 21:25
I have a Tivo HD. I have Verizon Fios. I am looking to get a Roamio to replace the Tivo HD. Can I just swap the card into the new unit or must I call or have Verizon come out to do some setup?
What is I had Cablevision, because I might switch back to them next month when my deal with Verizon runs out and they don't offer me a better deal than Cablevision can.

Series2 DT Now Playing List

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 20:38
My machine stopped saving all recorded episodes of a program 'in a group' in the Now Playing List, e.g. Moonshiners (3). Now they are spread out through a muuuuuch loooooonger NPL. Can it be corrected/restored?

Head's up.... warranty replacement issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 20:35
Just to let you all know that according to a tech support supervisor this evening, Tivo apparently has NO WAY of processing a warranty replacement for an item that is currently out of stock (to be shipped when it is once again in stock). They may tell you it is processed, but it probably is not.

A couple weeks ago, they were supposed to ship a warranty replacement slide remote (it was in stock at the time) but when I asked about it today (I had called about something else and was just checking... I know they are currently out of stock) they could not find the order..... at all. And worse, they could not even create a new one one because it is still out of stock. Worse still, they don't have a system to create the order later when it is in stock.

So anyone looking for a warranty replacement on an item that is not in stock, beware. They may tell you it will ship later but don't count on it.



TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 17:50
iTiVo 1.7.7b3 won't open on my new MacBook Pro w/OS X 10.9. Get msg "TiVo" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Safari downloaded this file on November 9, 2013. I have TiVo Premier XL4.

See Suggestions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 17:32
On the Premiere and older Tivos I could go in and look at shows that Tivo suggests and thumbs up or down them. Can't seem to find that screen on the Roamio. Is it no longer there?

Use a Premiere 500GB HD in a 320GB Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 16:04
I have a Tivo Premiere TCD746320 (320GB HD) with a lifetime subscription. Can I take the hard drive out of a Tivo Premiere model TCD746500 (500GB HD) and use it in my unit? I am looking at this as an alternative to buying a blank hard drive and going thru the software copy/transfer routine.

Get Your Free Movies On Roku

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 15:55

As anticipated, Roku recently began exerting control over their home screen, post UI refresh, with initial updates consisting of massive banner ads (boo) and a video store (yay)… via M-Go. A joint venture of DreamWorks and Technicolor, M-Go offers video rentals and purchases on a variety of platforms – similar to an Amazon Instant or [...]

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Setup for Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:39
I am setting up the Roamio Pro in my living room and I am taking my HDXL and putting it in the bedroom. How should I handle putting the new one in line.. Should I have it running awhile and let it do updates or put the cable card into it and let it update? Also will I be able to access my HDXL programs that are recorded in the bedroom from the Roamio in the living room? Thank you very much in advance..Best regards...Bob...:rolleyes:

Lip Sync (esp. HD) and dark, overly red picture

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:31
Just hooked up my Roamio and noticed the picture quality to be way too dark, and somewhat too red tinted

Also, lip sync on HD channels are way off

Using the same cable and HDMI cable, the cable box does not exhibit these issues

Anyone else, or any suggestions?

Lip Sync and color/darkness on mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:29
So, I just hooked up my mini last night via ethernet and have a very dark and very red picture

Additionally, the audio drifts way out of sync (~5secs) after watching for about 10-20 minutes - changing channel corrects it, but then it repeats

Additionally, when changing channels is about 3-5 seconds 'acceptable' for show to start showing?

I so want this to work, but the audio lipsync drifting and color/brightness issues are showstoppers.

My main Roamio (also just hooked up) has same picture issue, and lip sync issue is not as bad, but on HD content especially, it's very noticeable.

powerline problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:05
I am having difficulty connecting a tivo mini to a tivo roamio with a powerline adapter.

I have tried the following models without success:
Actiontec PWR511K01 500 Mbps HomePlug HD

This model worked for awhile but eventually failed because it has a sleep mode that I am unable to disable:

NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter - Starter Kit (XAVB5201)

What brands are compatible with tivo mini/roamio?

about to buy lifetime service, is Tivo in good shape?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:33
I'm finding conflicting reports online. The first one says more than 3 million subscribers, the 2nd link says subscriptions dropped below 1 million. Although these two articles are 3 months apart, i can't imagine Tivo would pick up over 2 million subscribers in 2 months.

It would suck to buy lifetime and Tivo goes under. I'm probably thinking too much.



Port Forwarding

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:31
Has anyone been able to set the tivo stream to port forward in the system information menu? Ive forwarded the ports in my router, but i am not able to enable port forwarding in the Out-of-Home menu. every time i click the check box, the check dissapears. it will not let me select it. anyone else seeing this? thanks.

Modern Family OAD 12/4/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:08
Great episode! lots of fun and some great lines.

Luke doing the commentary on the game and getting the digs in at #44 was great!

I didn't quite like the whole bit with Marshall, but it turned around so Phil made his sale for the month.

Claire and Jay just cracks me up. Anyone that has worked with family gets this. My sister was a Claire when she worked with our Mom. Oh my yes.

Phil struggling to get in the house was hysterical because it was just a Phil kind of thing to do. Okay the best was him using a recorder to try and get the snake out of his shoe.

"We, we, we, we!!"
"That's the sound Dolphins make!"

Arrow S02E08 OAD 12/04/2013 "The Scientist"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:22
So, how will Barry Allen gets "quick on his feet"? The drugs, or the soon opened Star Labs Particle Accelerator? :)

Ra's al Ghul must be the leader of the main "Legion of Doom", so to speak. Almost every villain is tied to him, and is afraid of him.

Detective Lance must be an idiot. He talks to Felicity about "our mutual friend", all the while Oliver is right there investigating a crime.

It's good to see the superhero "lose" for once. Overall, a good episode.


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