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Big Brother 8/29/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 07:07
No real surprises here I suppose. We figured Aaryn was going home. How interesting that Elissa succeeds in getting out her original target and she's unhappy about it. You screwed up Elissa, and once again, McRanda wind up running the house, by getting out who they wanted.

Was nice to see Julie have a backbone and call Aaryn out on her comments, and even went as far as reading a few of them outloud to her. I knew Aaryn was going to play the "I'm from the South" card. If that's really a reflection on how Southerners behave, then that's really very sad. I hope Julie is right and she reflects on her behavior, but I kind of doubt it.

Another extended HoH competition. I'm debating whether to go look to see who won. I'm kind of afraid to find out!!

And another double eviction next week. I had a feeling that was coming since they brought back someone and there's what, 2-3 weeks left?

I wonder if Andy will stick with the "Exterminators" or slink back to McRanda. I bet if Mcranda wins HoH Andy will be back with them in a heartbeat.

I wondered why GM didn't vote to keep Aaryn in the house, even as a sign of solidarity with "her girl". Aaryn explained why, but I don't think it matters one way or the other, I think GM and Elissa are the next target of McRanda if they win HoH.

Tivo Premiere 2 Tuner with 2TB and lifetime reduced to $350

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:42
I have a 2 tuner Premiere (Cable and OTA capable) with a 2TB drive and lifetime subscription. Will sell for $350 shipped in the US to a paypal verified address.

Includes peanut remote and power cable as shipped. Remote is as new as I never used it. (I use a slide remote) and the Premiere is in perfect condition and works fine. Will pack carefully and ship UPS with tracking number.

Price reduced to $350 for quick sale......

Is my signal too low on FiOS?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:35
I have two Premiers hooked up to FiOS, and I am currently showing a signal strength of 62 to 70 depending on the channel, and where I check it from - on both boxes hooked up to . If I use the Signal Strength Menu, I get 66 on most channels. Anyway... I have FiOS, and I always remember the signal being in the 90s for most channels, and now I'm wondering what happened to lower the signal.

If you have a Premiere, or Premiere XL please check the signal strength, on a bunch of channels, both high an low frequencies, and report back what numbers you are seeing? Please indicate what box you have, and if you have 2 or 4 tuners.

I'm wondering if maybe my ONT is on its way out. I've had it for a while. I'm looking forward to any information you may be able to provide. Thanks!

Netflix show/movie will not un-pause

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 06:32
On occasion, we'll be watching a Netflix TV show or movie.

When we hit pause, we've noticed that we cannot un-pause, or continue playing. When I hit play or the pause button again, the Tivo light indicator will flash so the Tivo does recognize the remote signal, but it will remain in a paused state. The only way to unpause it, is to hit the TiVo button, log back into Netflix, and continue the show/movie where I left off.

Any one else having this prob?

It does not happen ALL the time, but when it does, it is annoying


How would you physically connect a slingbox to the base model Tivo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:29
I'm thinking about upgrading. I was just wondering how you would connect a slingbox 350 or 500 to the base model Roamio. I only see one HDMI out and nothing else.

Thank you

Does Roamio base have 5ghz wifi?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:21
I am not seeing my 5ghz SSID, only the 2.4gHz one’

Tuner Adapter Help on Roamio's

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:17
Hey guys, after hard drive update experiments etc. I FINALLY got Charter to install today. I have a question. I have 2 Roamio (4 tuner boxes) and 1 Premiere (2 tuners) I was given Motorolla MTR700 TA's. Going through the install with a phone rep I got a message saying they only support 2 tuners there for all 4 won't be useable. Does this sound right? I only ask because I had a bunch of stuff set to record and from everything I can tell 4 tuners are recording when I set them on the Roamio. I just checked again and set 4 things to record all in HD and them played each back. So am I good to go? Charter said they would bring the "proper TA's" tomorrow but maybe that message earlier about the tuners was just a glitch?

Have you tested your Basic for Gigabit?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 01:20
I know the box say one thing and the website says another. So nothing better than someone's real life experience to solve this problem.

If your switch is nice enough to have two separate lights for 10/100 and 1000. Have you connected your Basic to that switch and seen the gigabit light go on?

Or if you have any other reliable way to test it could you please post?


Where are thumb ratings and suggestions?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 00:37
I've scoured the UI of my Roamio Pro and can't seem to find where thumb ratings and scheduled suggestions are stored. They used to be under the TV section of my Premiere XL4. Anyone else been able to find this on the Roamio?


Damn you Amazon

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:59
So, i ordered a Roamio Plus before going on an out of town trip. Amazon said 1-3 weeks for delivery which was fine since i would be gone for a while. Then Amazon sends something saying my order was expected to ship sooner than expected and arrive on the 28th. Much racing around to have things "covered" so it would not be left on my doorstep unattended for days. Then notice that they moved the delivery back to the 31st. Well, it still hasn't shipped so it will be sometime next week now. You know, now that i was excited to have it waiting for me upon my return. Damn Amazon.

Walt Mossberg reviews the new Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:51
Including a review of a early release of the stream out the house feature


FIOS CableCard Won't Pair

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:17
Got my new Roamio and picked up a CableCard from the Verizon store today. Enter the Roamio's Host and Data ID into the online system and it activates without issue. Everything looks good expect none of the HBO and Cinemax channels work. Since they are the only copy protected channels in the lineup I call Verizon figuring the pairing process failed and they can fix it.

Instead support tells me there is a known problem with pairing Tivo Roamio's and they are working on a fix but have no ETA. She promised to e-mail me some information on the problem but of course nothing has arrived yet.

Anybody else have this problem? I'm planning to give them a call back tomorrow during the day.

Love Tivo and my HD DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:14
I have had Dish Network back when they only had one satellite in the sky, DirecTV and now only my series 3 HD DVR and OTA programming.

I can download anything I have recorded on my DVR to my laptop and watch it whenever and wherever I want.

Can't do that with DirecTV unless you buy their hardware for $99??.

Tivo is light years ahead of all other TV providers in both equipment and software and that's why I love Tivo and my HD DVR.


Color Bars

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:10
Does anyone have either a file of standard HDTV color bars or know of a place where they can be found? One of the HD cable networks used to broadcast them once a week or so as a test/setup program, but I haven't seen it in ages. I'm willing to download a file and transfer to my TiVo as I have desktop plus

Roamio IR sensitivity weak?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 22:51
I just received my Roamio Pro, and noticed that the IR sensitivity is quite weak compared to other TiVo's that I've had in the same location on my shelf. I've tried with both the TiVo remote (in IR mode) and my Harmony One with similar results.

Has anyone else noticed this?

roamio internal pictures?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 20:32
has anyone seen internal pictures of the roamio boxes? I'm curious about the ability to change out the internal drive. does it have the basic tivo image on flash on the board someplace and then the ability to format a new drive and load a newer firmware on it? I remember that Directv had this capability but was wondering when tivo was going to make it happen.

new background

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 20:24
I like the old premiere blue background better than the new black background. Is there anyway to default it back.

CableCard vs. CableCard with Tuner - Time Warner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 20:15
So I'm thinking of making the switch to Tivo. Looking to pick up a Premiere with a lifetime sub (anyone here have one :)).

Anyways, when I go to get my time warner service, it says either CableCard, or CableCard with tuner. What's the difference and which one do I need??


make 1 Tivo not seen.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 19:37
How do I prevent 3 of My Tivo's from playing back 1 Tivo Roamio Pro contents?

I have 4 Tivo's and I don't want the other 3 from playing back recordings from 1 of them.

I changed the settings on Tivo.com. I even disabled Video sharing on ALL the boxes and they all still share. Its been almost a week since I changed the settings. I even rechecked and unclicked again.

I also had all the Tivo's connect to the server a few times and I restarted all the boxes.

Still they ALL share no matter what I do.

My Tivos are:

Tivo 3 (wireless G)
Tivo XL4 (wireless N)
Roamio Pro (Ethernet)
Roamio basic (Internal Wifi)

Thanks for any help you can provide.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/29/2013 - 19:34
What is the best way to do the set up. Cable card first or guided setup then cable card pairing?


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