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Watching live TV on TiVo Mini after DTA update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 06:56
My TiVo Premiere was updated yesterday, and it looks like that update included support for DTA! So uh...how do I get it to work? When I try to watch Live TV on my Mini now, I get a message that all of the XL4's tuners are in use and that I can't watch live TV until one is free. How do I make one of those tuners free to allow me to view live TV?

UPDATE: I restarted the TiVo Mini, then the TiVo Premiere, and live TV on the Mini seems to be working now. Does anyone know if there's a way to solve this bug short of two restarts?

OOH and Downloads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 05:53
Will out of home streaming allow download to a device or only streaming. If I watch 8 hours of TV on a flight and then am in a hotel for 2 weeks, I'd like to be able to download another 8 hours of recent programming for the flight home.

TIVO IOS App Looses Connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 04:42
I've just upgraded to a Roamio Pro (6 tuners). The main reason I purchased the box was to simplify my setup. Old setup was a TIVO XL (2 tuners), TIVO Premier XL (4 tunes) and a TIVO stream. Now I'm down to one device instead of 3. Been trying to use you IOS Tivo App version 3.2. The problem I'm having is that once connected and I exit the app, it request the Media Access Key (MAK) when I restart the app. The problem is complicated when after entering the correct MAK, I get an invalid MAK error. The only fix, is to delete the app and reinstall the app. Anyone else experiencing this? Also, I was able to copy a 1 hour show to my iPad. The old setup took approximately 18-20 minutes. This new setup took almost 45 minutes. The Tivo is connected to my network via ethernet cable. I have Comcast internet and TV service.

TiVo iOS App can be convinced to stream live TV over cellular in 2013, here's how

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 01:33
To watch a live stream from your Roamio, there is a (clumsy) way to get it going:

If you're not after a live program, it's admittedly easier to forget about my workaround and just download what you're trying to watch over cellular, using bradley's method:
Whichever way you choose, you'll want to keep a close eye on your data usage!

best way to transfer from pc to tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/30/2013 - 00:11
What's the best way?

Looking to sell a Tivo HD dual tuner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:36
I am looking to sell my old Tivo Premiere 2 tuner with 160 GB hard drive model number TCD652160. Since the buyer/seller one because it is locked to people who post over 15 times so hopefully this is a good spot to post.

It is in good condition and I still have the original cables. I might be able to find the book but I don't think I have the box. Based upon research I am looking to sell it for $50 plus shipping from Anchorage, AK but the price is negotiable.

Please let me know if you are interested or if you have advice on where else to post. I don't want to sign up for eBay. I just hope to sell to someone that will use it rather than it sitting in my closet taking up space.


TWC Tuning Adaptor - End of my rope

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:36
When I first got my TiVo Premiere I was having constant failures of My tuning adaptor, they checked my signal, replaced my tuning adaptor multiple times a well as the cable card.

Finally someone called me from the headend and said the problem was obvious and fixed it, it was mostly smooth sailing until my Premiere died a few weeks ago and I replaced it with a Roamio. Now I am having the same problem, the TiVo switches to record MSNBC at 7 or 8 (Switched Video) and the tuning adaptor dies and has to be reset. Almost every single day, same time, all my daytime shows record fine. The tuning adaptor has been replaced, the signal is fine and TWC is insisting the issue is at my end when it makes no sense.

I don't know what to do at this point and I'm at the end of my rope, they want to send a tech out again but I don't see how that is helpful at all, what are they going to do? The signal is fine, the issue only happens once a day and is solved by resetting the turning adaptor, what could a tech possibly figure out being wrong on my end?

Has anyone else had a problem like this and figured out a solution?

Supernatural - "Slumber Party" - 10/29/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 21:06
Nice little Wizard of Oz for Halloween week. :up:

"Ding dong bitches"

Not much to say about this one. It was a nice one off and you know Charlie will be back. I love that she got to be the hero.

I also liked Sam saying "of course she'll be back, there's no place like home". Was that him finally giving in to Dean about the bunker being home? I mean I do get why he would hesitate to call it home or get too comfy anywhere. Better to be ready to bolt at a moment's notice. Pretty much been their life.

I didn't like that Charlie just kept Dean's secret without further question. Or how Sam seemingly let it go who "Zeke" is. I hope that comes back up next week.

And lastly. Finally a place baby can call home. :)

Building Native Tivo Apps

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:01
So, if I am reading this correctly, the HME allows the tivo to control an app which is actually running on a PC somewhere, correct?

I can't see myself spending the time to develop something that only a limited number of power users are going to potentially use. And for that matter, if I was going to go through that sort of trouble to run an app on my TV, I would just hook a Pi up to my TV. Is there any way to actually write native apps, that run directly on the Tivo?

Is Tivo + Mini's Cheaper than Cable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:27
I currently have Verizon Fios with DVR and 4 additional cable boxes. (5 Total) It seems as if I purchase a Tivo DVR, 4 Mini's and get a cable card I would save in the long run. Am I doing the math wrong?

Video on Demand not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 15:27
Video on Demand not working

Dead Roamio flashing light

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 15:22
i just restarted my Roamio and all the lights in front on the tivo are flashing, it no longer turns on and is only 2 weeks old. has anyone seen this problem before?

WTB: Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 14:35
Looking to buy a Roamio Plus (new or gently used) with a lifetime sub. Standalone units without service will be considered as well (since I qualify for MSD). I initially considered purchasing a unit from either Tivo ($350+tax) or WK ($375 after coupon) or so, but would first like to see if I can help out a fellow TC member.

Please PM or leave a comment here. Thanks for viewing!

HIMYM - No Questions Asked - OAD 10/28/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:53
You may now commence complaining....

Summary comment: "Filler"

Expanded comment: Nice purple unitard. This was the first time I noticed something dramatically purple in the episode. I know others have commented about lots of purple, but I guess I've missed it before.

I also noticed that the toy car was still on the staircase.

Help with transfer of shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:35
Tomorrow I will be getting a replacement Tivo Roamio becasue my original box can't hold a wifi connection for longer then 1 minute it seemed.

Anyways since I have had the Roamio it has a ton of shows recorded on it already I don't have the time to watch all those shows before the new one gets here and I have to send the broken one back.

My question is what is the best way to transfer my shows from one Roamio to another? Only one will be activated so I don't know if I can transfer like that. Any suggestion on how to do this guys?

Aereo Needs More than Court Approval to Keep the Lights On

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 09:14

The courts have kept the lights on at Aereo so far, but it’s not clear that Aereo itself can afford the power bill. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the online start-up company is facing massive electricity costs thanks to the tiny antennas it has to keep running for every subscriber on its video [...]

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TiVo Premiere Fall Update Arrives… Sans Netflix?

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 06:29

Right on schedule, the TiVo Premiere Fall Update has started rolling out. Beyond a raft of bug fixes, some of the more notable features, as documented by TiVo VP Margret Schmidt: “What to Watch Now” available from TiVo Central Press the C button in the Guide to filter by genre Updated WishList screens in HD [...]

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Cheapest way to transfer service to a new box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 01:52
My Tivo Series 3 HD box is in bad shape - I bought it 2nd hand 3 years ago and during shipping it was damaged but functional, and now the 1TB hard drive I put in it is failing.

So I bought a Tivo Premiere XL4 2Tb off of Craigslist for $130 dollars.

I currently pay $12.95 for my service, but I called Tivo today and they want $14.95 a month for the Premiere.

Is there a strategy to get them to lower their price that has worked for others here? Any special promos, code words, coupon codes?

Drive incompatibility and a working solution (Solid Grey Screen at boot)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/29/2013 - 01:28
Over the years I've always toyed with the idea of using an SSD in my Tivo for faster responses. Having 50+ season passes and 2tb of drive space since 2008 the menus were slow and reordering season passes was murder.

I tried a regular SSD in my TivoHD (160gb originally) and it would show the Tivo logo for 5-10 seconds then go to a solid grey screen.

Eventually Seagate came out with a really cool hybrid laptop drive. It had 4-8gb of SSD on board and came in 500-750-1tb flavors. At the block level it would monitor which portions of the drive were read most and automatically copy those into the SSD totally transparent to the OS (no drivers or OS requirements). I tried one of those in 2011 and also got the grey screen.

Fast forward to today and I received a desktop 2tb hybrid. It is 7200 rpm with 64mb of cache and 8gb of SSD.
This drive also had the solid grey screen of death.

Now I'm thinking, why the hell does the Tivo dislike any SSD or partial SSD. I was about to give up when I remembered I had bought something as a Tivo project that never came to be. It was a two drive external raid enclosure with an ESATA port. This enclosure supported JBOD mode. My original plan was to have a small SSD (say 80gb) and a 1tb drive configured in JBOD mode as the A-drive in the Tivo (with another 1tb B drive). This would mean the first 80gb of the drive was super fast and the rest was normal.

Since this enclosure works as a SATA to SATA bridge I thought it could "translate" away the incompatibility. I was right and the Tivo booted right away. It's interesting to watch the hard drive activity LED while going through guided setup. I plan to remove the circuit and mount it inside the Tivo. It was originally powered by a 2 amp five volt adapter and I'm sure most of that was to run the motors in the two laptop drives. I will power this board from the Tivo internal power supply so I don't need this extra wall wart.

This image shows the drive connected and the format LEDs lit :) Excuse the graininess as I was the dark.

I plan to buy an esata to regular sata cable but for now I had to improvise. The connection goes: port 1 on the motherboard - the original Tivo esata port - esata cable - enclosure board - sata cable - hybrid drive.

Dead TiVo HD with Lifetime, can I transfer to another one?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 21:44
I have another TiVo HD that's not in use. Can I either transfer my lifetime to the other box or pull the HD from the good one and put it in the box with Lifetime? I'm assuming it's the HD that's dying.



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