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Should I lifetime my tivos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 21:29
I have two Tivo Premiers. One I just upgraded to a 2 TB drive tonight. Its the version with OTA and Digital Cable. I also have another one In the bedroom that my wife uses, and I have another 2TB laying around I'll be tossing in that one tomorrow. Ill be getting some money at xmas time and again at tax time that is usually in the thousands of dollars each time, the rest of the year im broke, so I like to go on shopping sprees for electronics both times. Should I lifetime my premiers or should I upgrade to roamios

Series 3 Rebooting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 20:37
I have had my Series 3 for over 10 years (Lifetime transferred from my Series 1) and it is on its second external hard drive 1TB, purchased from Amazon in May. I have FIOS and 2 cablecards. Starting a week ago, it has been rebooting every 45 minutes or so. My old recordings are unaffected, but no new ones have been complete as it takes about 15 minutes to reboot and start a second recording attempt. It is also responding to commands very slowly.

I have had TIVOs for many years and replaced many hard drives, but are there any other probable causes to this other than the hard drive? I believe I am not able to run diagnostics as I only have Apple computers.

Questions about 1-yr commitments

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:52
I recently switched back to cable, and after a fiasco regarding getting CableCards and TAs, and a choice between reusing my 2 inactive Premieres or buying a Roamio + mini, I decided to reactivate my two Premieres. I have a TiVo HD with lifetime, so I am getting the MSD. I wanted to cut my fees as much as possible so I decided to go with the 1-year commitment pricing plan, even though these two Premieres have fulfilled their initial year.

However, I may at some point before this time next year decide to upgrade to a Roamio, and there is a chance I may eliminate one of my TVs. So, a couple of questions:

1. I am still within the 30 day "guarantee" period where I can completely cancel. Don't want to do that, but, within that window can you "convert" to a month-to-month plan?
2. If I keep the 1-yr commitment, can I transfer that commitment to a Roamio? Or, if I bought a Roamio, would I be stuck paying an ETF or keeping my Premiere active?

Tivo Desktop Plus Download

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:45
Looking to upgrade to Tivo Desktop Plus. When I got to buy it, it seems like the only option is to have it shipped to my physical mail address. Is there no download option?

I am wondering if perhaps they just have a clumsy/inaccurate checkout process and when I get to the end it's going to E-Mail me a download key. However, I don't want to finalize my purchase and I find out I truly have to wait 3-5 days for a CD to be mailed to me with the software.

Anyone have any experience with this process?
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Can Not Complete Wireless Connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:22
I just purchased a Roamio Plus and I've been trying for several hours to connect wirelessly to my Arris router provided by Comcast, my service provider. I have talked with several TiVo support people and also with Comcast and have reset my router twice but I keep getting NO6 errors. I use WEP security and have entered the password correctly but no joy. Any ideas?

Premiere not connecting after service update...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:47
My Premiere has not connected to the Tivo service since 11/14 which I believe was the day that it downloaded the service update. I've spent hours with Tivo chat support, rebooting and resetting and still no dice. I've just been told that it's a known issue that will hopefully be fixed soon.

I could live with apps not working as I have a Roku, but I'm about to run out of guide data for recording, and then it's going to be totally useless.

My service plan just happens to renew next Tuesday. Anyone have any info that should keep me from just cancelling it? Very very frustrated with Tivo!

Amazon selling a Roamio bundle that's doomed to failure

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:31
So, just noticed this while checking Roamio prices at Amazon. Someone clearly doesn't know what they're doing. I was even more surprised to see it was being sold by Amazon, and not a 3rd party seller.

Can a Mini be set up to ONLY watch recorded shows?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:14
Can a TiVo Mini be set up to ONLY watch recorded shows from the host TiVo (or other TiVo's in the house)? In one of our rooms for the kids, I was thinking of adding a Mini, but don't want to tie up an additional tuner for live TV in that particular room. Thanks!

Doctor Who - The Day Of The Doctor 11/23/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 15:06

He finally agreed to appear in an anniversary special. (Chills ran through my body as soon as I heard his voice.)
I don't know why Eccleston wasn't a part of this though.

Still not sure how they'll wave away the regeneration limit.

TED talks/podcasts recording.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 14:17

How do I setup a subscription to a video podcast on the roamio? I don't seem to be able to find an option for it anywhere. I can find the tedtalks in the search in the find shows, but setting a season pass for it doesn't actually add it into the download manager stuff. It just ignores all new episodes... I can see it in the web video hotlist too, where it also doesn't seem to have a way to setup a subscription. So how do I set this up? I cannot find the rss feed thing, which the older tivos seemed to have, and the search itself doesn't seem to return any useful results.

The other issue is it doesn't seem possible to download/subscribe to youtube subscriptions either?


Non-TiVo AV Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 14:05
Hello all,

So as you can see from my post I have a 5 year old Panasonic TV. When I turn on my Netgear Neo TV streaming device my TV auto switches to that input. This does not happen for anything else I own, including a Denon receiver, Roku, Western Digital Live streaming device, HTPC,, older Panasonic Blu-ray player and of course my 4 TiVos. Most of my stuff is actually connected directly to the Denon receiver but I tested everything (except the TiVos which do not have an on/off) plugged into an HDMI port on my TV and the only thing that does this is the Netgear Neo TV.

Can someone tell me what this function is and why it only works with the Netgear Neo TV?


30 second skip on XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 13:20
I wonder if anyone else has notice this issue. I use the 30 second skip feature (select - play - select - 30 - select) which used to actually skip 30 seconds quickly, now it appears to do a fast forward which takes longer than the previous skip.

"What to Watch Now" links hit or miss

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:27
On the Roamio, "what to watch now" links always take me to the recommended show. On the Minis, it's hit or miss. Sometimes the link just goes to some (apparently) random channel.

Any suggestions?

WD30EURS or WD30EURX For Upgrading Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 12:13
I'll be getting a Roamio Plus very soon, and I want to upgrade to a 3TB drive. I know that the WD30EURS is the most recommended drive, but WD recently came out with it's replacement (WD30EURX), which is actually faster, but there is little-to-no feedback about it's reliability.

Can the Roamio take advantage of the increased speed of the new drive? Would Tivo-to-Tivo transfers be faster with the new drive?

If the Roamio can take advantage of the increased speed, I'll probably go with the new one. If not, I'll probably go with the older model with known reliability...

Any help would be great!


Lifetime for $399 - can I buy from Best Buy or Amazon?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:39
I have 2 Premiere 4's and 2 Mini's (all with Lifetime service on them) and am looking into getting a Roamio Plus. If I were to buy the Roamio from Best Buy or Amazon, can I still get the $399 Lifetime pricing? Or am I required to buy the box directly from TiVo to get that price? Thanks!

Season pass corruption

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 09:48
Has anyone experienced the problem that a season pass becomes corrupted, so that it doesn't record a show, or records a blank screen for the hour? I've had this experience with Castle on ABC on Monday nights. All other shows record correctly, including shows on Monday night and shows on ABC.

I deleted the season pass for Castle and scheduled a new one - we'll see if Castle records this Monday. In the meantime, thank goodness for free On-Demand, so we didn't miss any Castles.

I've determined that it's not the cable box, or the cables from the box to Tivo. So it's either a corrupted season pass or gremlins. I'm hoping its the season pass corruption, because I don't know how to handle gremlins.

Geeky Elgato & Pogoplug Stocking Stuffers

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 07:48

Both Elgato and Pogoplug have released new products this month… and the two gadgets are somewhat out of character, as the companies expand their product lines and seek new customers this holiday season. Elgato, best known for video-related solutions is trying something completely with their Smart Key ($40). The doohickey uses low power Bluetooth to [...]

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iOS show transfer problem-Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 02:29
I am transferring csi to my iPad air from TiVo roamio pro. I chose basic quality, but it doesn't stop at that file size. The video keeps transferring without any end in sight. Thanks in advance for any help!

Tivo Roamio Remote - Why is TV Power shutting down my Tivo!?!?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/23/2013 - 00:18
It is has been many years since I have had a Tivo. Tonight I hooked up a Roamio Pro.

When I press the "TV Pwr" button the Tivo is shutting down. In the past that button would only control my TV. Is there any way to prevent the remote from shutting down the Tivo. It really doesn't make sense to me since you want your Tivo to run so it can record and stream.


can't start kmttg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/22/2013 - 22:38
I need help! I had recently updated to java 7.45 and now I can't start program. tried deleting and going out and downloading newest. still doesn't work. The .jar file is set to open with the javaaw.exe file that installation instructions say. please help. using windows 8.1 java 7 .45


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