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Advance 30 sometimes advances to Tick

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:06

I have my device set to do the 30 second scan on "Advance". Sometimes, while watching a show, I will hit advance many times quickly to try to pass a longer break 3-15 mins. I see the TiVo skipping 30/1min/1:30 and so on. The suddenly it will skip to the tick mark, usually 30mins or an hour forward based on the number of Advances I've pushed. This is extremely frustrating while watching a recorded sports event while trying to keep the outcome unknown, and often ruins the experience.

I understand there are similar threads but none seem to address this particular hybrid behavior issue so I posted here.

Background: Longtime Tivo user here -- new to Premiere (3 months). Loved old skip 30.


Dancing On The Edge (Starz Miniseries)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 16:50
Anybody else watching the Starz miniseries Dancing On Edge? It's the fictional story of a black jazz band in 1930s London starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. Jenna-Louise Coleman of Doctor Who has a minor part. Angel Coulby, who played Gwinevere on Arthur has a major part. John Goodman's in it too. I've just watched the first two episodes back to back and thought they were excellent.

I don't want to link to the show's site on starz.com because it has a major spoiler on the page.

Here's a link to the official trailer but I can't get it to run properly in Firefox or Chrome.


DTA coming to Premiere units today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:21
Looks like the fall update, which enables DTA for Premiere units, is set to start rolling out at 4pm today...


Fall Update for TiVo Premiere begins today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:16
Hi TiVo Premiere owners!

Later today we will begin releasing the Fall Update ( to TiVo Premiere boxes.

Here are some of the changes:
- "What to Watch Now" available from TiVo Central
- Press the C button in the Guide to filter by genre
- Updated WishList screens in HD
- Removed "Browse Web Videos" -- you can find web videos in Search, or use the "Web Video Hotlist", AOL.on, or YouTube apps
- 4-tuner Premieres that feed TiVo Minis no longer need to "reserve" a tuner so the Minis can watch live TV
- TiVo Minis can now remotely manage the To Do List and Season Pass Manager of TiVo Premieres
- new (HTML5) YouTube app with DIAL support
- advanced help for troubleshooting whole home network and box connectivity issues (Help > Whole Home > Streaming > Advanced Help)
- fixed the freeze in the Signal Strength meter, where it would report the same signal level for all channels
- fixed the issue where some boxes with Tuning Adapters stopped recording TiVo Suggestions
- support for out-of-home streaming through a Roamio Plus/Pro in the home (and eventually TiVo Stream, when that update is released next month)

I expect the update to be available after 4pm Pacific to anyone who was signed up on the priority list before midnight last night. If you signed up today, then your box will most likely update after 4pm tomorrow.


A couple of streaming questions with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:33
I am really impressed with my new Tivo Roamio.

I love the fact that it can stream ... and that out of home (OOH) streaming is here.

1. If I stream to my iPad can I also then use my Apple TV to Mirror the stream to my large screen plasma? (Though this may seem pointless, it may be useful when I travel for vacations)

2. Is there an equivalent Tivo App to use with Roamio for my MacBook? Is this something that is being planned?

Boardwalk Empire air dat 10/27/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:36
Is it just me, or are there just too many story lines?
I can't keep up.

Roamio without Tv

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:18
Is it possible to use my Android (Galaxy S4) to completely control the Roamio and watch shows (OTA) on it? I don't currently have an actual tv, and don't intend to get one anytime soon.

Switching from FIOS to Comcast - guided setup + preferences + season passes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:14
I'm switching to Comcast from FIOS on Wednesday and I wanted to avoid as much re-configuration as possible. I'd love to just pop the FIOS card out and put the Comcast one in but I know its not that simple. I'll have to repeat Guided setup it looks like.

I'm reading that season passes WILL survive the guided setup but I can't see how that would work seeing that all the channel numbers are now different... Thoughts?

Ideally I'd really like to retain my :up::down: preferences but I also think that's a pipe dream. Any switching provider advice? (yes I searched)

TiVo Desktop Plus not seeing DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:10
I had to download TiVo Desktop Plus when I upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Series 2 TiVo. When the software wouldn't see my DVR I found out it was not supported for Windows 8, but I kept finding forum users who were getting it to work by using patches or codecs. I called a service tech who said my problem is a network problem, not a codec problem, and they don't support Windows 8 so there is nothing they can do but give me my money back. We tried restarting everything, setting the system to use the TiVo Beacon, disabling Firewalls etc, and nothing helped. I tried to go to several links mentioned in forums about a patch, but every link I tried is now a dead-end. It seems TiVo is disabling those links.

Before I call back to get a refund on the software I wanted to make one last try to find out if there are any others out there who have a fix. Please notify me if there is some patch still active I can download. There is nothing else I can do to the DVR or my laptop to fix it.


Adjusted Recording Bug

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:43
I have a recording bug that isn't the same as the back to back recording bug but is similar. I have a season pass for The Amazing Race (scheduled from 8:00-9:00) and The Mentalist (10:00-11:00). Notice that these shows are not back to back. Due to football overages I pad each show by 1 hour. I got the text from CBS that shows were about 8 minutes behind in the NY area so I adjusted the 2 recording to only pad 15 minutes instead of the 2 hours that was scheduled for both of the recordings.

I ended up with a 2 hour recording of the Amazing Race and a 1 hour and 15 minutes manual CBS recording. The same exact thing happened for The Mentalist. Also note that I made the change before either recording actually started. This isn't an overlap recording issue as neither recording was ever actually set up to overlap the other as the shows are an hour apart and even with the 1 hour default pad do not overlap.

Has anyone else seen this bug?

World Series Wonder on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Blacklist – NBC 10PM ET Tom and a Blacklister may have a history together that Liz doesn’t know about. Liz must track down the corporate terrorist to find answers about her husband and to stop a bomb from going off. Passions will collide as Liz’s personal life and professional will are put to the test.   TUESDAY – The Biggest Loser – NBC 8PM ET This week we see the contestants in a bidding war over gym equipment and we get to see who can create the Continue Reading

Arris Talks Sling, Streaming Sticks, and More

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:18

Hot on the heels of its exclusive partnership with Sling, Arris is already talking additional set-top enhancements. With smarter gateways available to handle video transcoding in the home, Arris wants to slim down client devices and create new form factors that challenge the traditional set-top box. At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, the company described plans [...]

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Another reason to work for TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 10:15
From the Twitter account of Margret Schmidt http://twitpic.com/dcrm5t :eek:

Youtube Error V301

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:25
I have a roamio pro and 3 minis (via Moca) and only one of the minis connected to a regular 4:3 tv keeps getting a V301 error only on Youtube...Netflix works fine.

I think there's a bug where if i do 4:3 and 480i it hangs...if I do 4:3 and 720p it seems to work?

@TiVo Margret just tweeted....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:27
...Today is a really good day to make sure your TiVo Premiere is on the priority list for the Fall Update http://tivo.com/priority

Homeland | "Yoga Play" | 2013-10-27

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:13
Enjoyable episode. Thank god the Dana drama is over.

So just who is the Iranian head honcho who nabbed Carie?

The Amazing Race - Poland - OAD 10/27/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 07:48
Told ya it was a non-elim! [smug mode off] ;)

So now, there's only one Express Pass left and no-one knows who has it apart from the Docs and Pinky & No Brain!

Interesting to see that they only just won, even using the Express Pass, so I'm hoping they are not long for this competition - especially as they now have no bargaining power - even though Pinky said they would lie! Biotch.

I somehow knew that the Hippies were going to get U-Turned and have to dress up as the statues - again!

Oh, and as soon as they read the clue, I said 'Pose'. I've seen the show before and watched grown men cry like babies when they couldn't get the steps right!

Where did the YouTube button go?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 07:03
Am I just not seeing it, or is it gone?

The YT code still works, but the button is not there.

Suggestions for a returning TiVo addict

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:44
(Disclaimer: You may notice my DVR history in my signature, it is out of date)

So here's my situation:

I currently have DirecTV with a Genie + 2 "Genie Mini" clients. I live alone, so there's no multi-user issues to work out with my setup. I'm switching back to my local cable company (Charter) because their pricing, even after the promotional period is over, and including TiVo service fees is still cheaper than DirecTV after my promo credits expire w/ DirecTV.

I have a big screen in the living room, an older HD set in my office, and a smallish HD set in my bedroom. I work fro home, so I often have my TV on in my office, but usually on live TV, not recorded or trick playing content.

Got an Xbox One on order, it'll probably serve as my Netflix/HBO Go/Hulu/streaming media box for anything it supports, and whatever TiVo I get will only be used for things the Xbox doesn't.

Previous to my year stint with the Genie, I was with Charter with two Premieres (wasn't working at home and didn't use the office TV at that point).

I had a prior TiVoHD that I had activated but didn't really use, and when I deactivated it, they offered really really cheap lifetime service, and I fancied myself selling it, so I took them up on the offer, but never sold it. So, in my closet I have a TiVoHD with lifetime and two Premieres (dual tuner models) that are not activated. Last time I used them was last December.

So, for those of you who have stuck with me this far, and I really appreciate that, my question is this: Have updates to the Premiere made them more bearable? Are they any faster at all than they were a year ago? I don't know what I should do, whether I should activate both of the Premieres and get two cablecards, or if I should get a new 4 tuner Roamio and a Mini? I'm 99% sure I'm just going to get a CableCard for my lifetime TiVoHD and stick that in my office for daytime work viewing + hook it up to my slingbox. I just need advice on whether or not I should go Roamio + Mini or save the $300 and stick it out with Premieres, considering my Netflix, etc usage will be on the Xbox. Are the Roamios that much faster that it'd be worth upgrading?


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