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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:35
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Does Tivo have any competitors?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:02
Are there any other companies out there that sell DVR units? And this is excluding cable companies that lease you a DVR unit.

I know when I did some research a few months ago, I couldn't find any except for one that I think Sony sold years ago and they no longer sell.

What else is out there besides Tivo?

Why can my TV receive all the OTA digital channels and my Tivo Premier can't?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:47
I don't have a subscription with Time Warner but I can plug the cable wire in from the wall to my TV and get all the OTA channels with no problem. But once I plug it into my Tivo, I only get about 6 channels versus the 20+ that I get with plugging it into my TV.

What gives?

Record Padding

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:26
One thing I was hoping Tivo would implement is a little better padding support.
Not as much of a problem with 6 tuners now, but with 4 tuners it was an issue.

What I would like to see is if 2 shows back to back on the same channel are set to record and you have a 1 minute pre and post show padding, it will use 2 tuners during the overlap period.

Tivo should be able to use one channel and save the pre/post overlap to both recordings.
This would mean the 2 minutes of show 1 would be the same as the first 2 minutes of show 2.
Then you only use 1 tuner.

Also, I would like to have an option to drop the padding from a recording if all tuners are used instead of using priority to handle overlap.
I would much rather record the entire time slot and not the padding than miss the first minute of a show due to priority when the padding isn't always necessary.

Another scenario is I add 1 hr padding to Amazing Race and Mentalist due to CBS football overruns when they show a game at 4pm (east coast).
On Sundays where there isn't a late game, I would like to remove/reduce the padding since it won't be necessary to record and waste space.
Is it possible to change individual record settings for a Season Pass?

I hope I was clear in my descriptions.


Component video outputs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:24
I was checking the Roamio specs, and notice there appears not to be a component video output on the basic Roamio. Can that be correct? So the only way to hook up the video is with an HDMI? I have an older TV with only one HDMI connector, and it is being used by my blu-Ray DVD player. I'm currently using the component connection on my TiVO HD. Am I correct?

Comcast M-Card Fee now more than an HD box!!!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 16:02
Just got my latest bill from Comcast.

I have 3 HD boxes and 1 M-Card.

I'm getting charged for 2 of the boxes at $9.95 each and the M-Card fee is $11.10! Unbelievable!

Freezing on playback only

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:46
I know this has been covered in previous years, but nothing recently. TiVO Premiere is less than a year old, no problems til recently it started freezing for about 10 seconds, then starting back up either at the spot it froze or 10-15 minutes afterward. Rewinding to the spot, it played fine. It only happens maybe once a night, and only during playback. It does not reboot, as some earlier commenters have said. TiVO suggested I blow some canned air into the fan and see if that helped...it did not. They said they would replace for something like $79 bucks...I asked if I could swap for a new Roamio (plus some cash) and they hesitated, so I didn't take it any further than that. Question is...does this mean my hard drive is going? Am I better off swapping, or just getting a new one, or getting this one repaired at someplace like Weaknees.

Losing wi-fi connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 14:40
New Roamio Plus. Have had it for about 2 weeks. No problems until the last few days where the Roamio informs me that there's a problem with my network connection. I go through and reconnect it to wifi, and I notice it's "very low (36%)" which is odd because the access point works fine with all my other equipment.

Then today, the connection has been lost again....

Anyone else seeing these wifi issues?? I don't know what to do here...

Evolution SE02E03 no thread yet?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:37
My main question is why would he drain and kill all of the donors? Why not keep them as "cows" and then you'd always have a stead supply of blood?

Charter Cable w/ Motorola CableCard? - What firmware version do you have?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:13
I'm in Atlanta GA and have Charter Cable. I'm having issues with my tuning adapter having to be reset almost daily (sometimes more) to get all my premium channels to work. I have firmware version 2.65 on my cable card and version 1.37 firmware on the tuning adapter.

If you have CHARTER and a Motorola Cable Card, please indicate your firmware version.

Thanks in advance!

Shows cut off before ending /

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:45
Hello please help with these 2 puzzles, the first of which upsets me the most?:

1. On certain channels, the shows get cut off just one or two minutes before the end. Terribly frustrating since most of these shows are court related and I miss the verdicts!!!

2. The faces look shorter and the bodies fatter as if photographed from the top.

Anyone experienced, or knows of these 2 glitches?

Thanks a lot for any ideas! :) Adela

TiVo’s On The Roam With Tumblr

TiVo Blog - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:00
Drumroll please: TiVo is excited to announce its arrival into the world of Tumblr. Born on October 15, 2013, On The Roam is the kind of Tumblr page made for two types of people, and two types only: those who love to laugh, and those who live to love TV. If you find yourself falling into both categories, it’s a shame that you haven’t already made your way to ontheroam.tumblr.com. And if you’re STILL on this page, we want to cordially invite you to stop by and say hi, share a meme Continue Reading

The Secret TiVo Roamio Pro $100 Price Drop (YMMV)

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 10:13

Unless you’re Apple, it’s inevitable that a vendor’s product pricing drops over time. So it comes as no surprise that TiVo is offering a $100 discount on Roamio Pro hardware to folks that call in looking for a deal, lowering TiVo’s top-end unit with 3TB of storage, 6 tuners, and streaming capabilities from $600 to […]

The post The Secret TiVo Roamio Pro $100 Price Drop (YMMV) appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.

Pixelation/Macroblocking/Audio Cutouts on TBS during NLCS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 09:15
Being a rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan, I have been glued to the NLCS on TBS HD. Most of the games I have been watching live on the Mini in my main family room. This Mini is connected via ethernet to a switch bridged from my Premiere 4 in the basement.

I've noticed periodic macro blocking and/or audio cutouts when watching pretty much all of these games. It seems to happen every 5 to 15 minutes or so. Occasionally, the audio will drop out and not return until the next commercial break or until I change to a different channel, then change it back. I have not noticed any problems with the Mini in my bedroom, which is connected by MoCA. But then again, I've mostly been watching post-game coverage on that one and it's not always TBS (usually flipping around to ESPN and MLB). So I'm not watching it as closely as I watch the game itself.

I'm trying to figure out if the problem is 1) the Mini, 2) TBS, 3) Cox, 4) the ethernet connection to the Mini or 5) something else. I sort of suspect that the problem might be related to the ethernet cable that runs through the wall from the basement up to the family room, so I'm thinking of switching to MoCA to see if that helps. But I also watch a lot of football on that TV on the weekends and I haven't noticed problems on ESPN, ABC, CBS, Fox, etc. while watching that. So before I mess with the networking, I thought I'd ask if anyone else was seeing problems with the NLCS coverage on TBS HD?

Lifetime or Monthly?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 09:07
Looking to buy the Roamio Basic in Feburary (when my DirectTV contract expires) and we are going 100% OTA to save money.

I can't decide if I should by the Lifetime subscription, or Monthly. Here is my thinking:

- No monthly bills
- Better resale value
- Can keep it forever

- No huge $499 payment upfront
- Easier to upgrade to new Tivo/not feeling stuck with current box

Looks like I would need to keep the Tivo for 33 months for the lifetime to payoff. I think its doable, I just can't seem to swallow the $499 part.

What does everyone think?

Season Pass Create Menu

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 08:54
Just a pet peeve, but when I select a show to record and the menu options are:

Record This Episode
Season Pass and Other Options
Explore This Show

I scroll down and select Season Pass ...

On the next screen, the menu options are:

Record This Episode
Get Season Pass
Explore This Show

Why do they have 2 menu levels for this?
Also, when I select Season Pass on the first menu, it defaults to Record This Episode on the second menu instead of Get Season Pass.

Not a big issue at all, but bothers me and I wanted to express my feelings.

I feel better now. :D


Glo Remote + Samsung Soundbar

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 08:21
I've seen a few posts on this but no definitive answers yet it seems. I have a Samsung D450 soundbar and a Glo remote. I can not get the learning to work with the power, and volume up and down for the soundbar.

The learning worked fine with the commands from my TV remote, and I am aware the Glo can control up to 3 devices per button. Ignoring the TV and just trying to get it to learn the soundbar remote commands is not working either.

Am I missing something here? Can anyone help out? I bought this remote in hopes to save some money over going to a Harmony since I really only need to control the TV, soundbar, and TiVo.

Sons of Anarchy - 10/15/13 - "Salvage"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 07:59
Bobby is back which is cool but Walton Goggins being back is AWESOME :up:

Saved shows on cancelled service?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 07:18
I have a TiVo Premiere and got rid of Time Warner for DTV. Obviously the Premiere doesn't work with DTV so I cut off service. Went back to my old apartment this morning to do some packing and watch some of the shows I had saved and now with service cancelled and no cable card, I can't watch anything! It asks me to do guided setup and I can't get past the network thing - but even with a network, i.e., when I bring it to the new house - will I not be able to watch my saved shows? I've had several TiVos and they always let me watch what I had stored even after I had upgraded to a new unit.

CFL Football!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/16/2013 - 00:29
NBCSNHD is carrying CFL Football! Longer, wider, faster. Three downs, 'cause do you really need four to go a measly 10 yards?
Awesome news


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