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Can the Tivo Premiere be expanded to 3TB?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 17:40
The Tivo Roamio that just came out can be expanded to 3 terabytes.

The Premiere and the Roamio run similar firmware.

Sooooooo will it now be possible to expand our premieres all the way up to 3 TB?

I know that this is a shot in the dark. Just hoping.

What do you think?


Tivo Desktop on Windows 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 17:36
I recently cleaned out my computer and did a complete reinstall. I bought the TiVo Desktop and it will not download. I have contacted support several times but they have not been of any help

When I first did this, I did not even have a firewall - I did not want them to have that as an excuse. I do have eSet - the same one I used before.

But the shows are in the queue, saying failed. It sees the two TiVos (2 & 3) and it see the shows. I can choose to download a show but it fails.

I am using Windows 7 32 bit on this one.

Any advice would be appreciated.

(BTW, there is a Google ad on the home page about an updgrade - and it does not work, I was wondering if there is something for people who have the lifetime on two TiVos)

Thank you

Roamio and FIOS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 16:57
I am having an odd problem.

I got the Roamio Pro in this week. I took one of my m-cards from my S3 and plugged it in. I got the cable card paired without a problem.

I get all of the non-copyright protected channels without a problem.

I get all of the copyright protected channels but.... All of the CC 0x02 channels become unusable pretty quickly. They all get pixelated and come in and out. They all seem to initially start correctly if I just tune to the channel (not go to a tuner that is already tuned).

I've double checked and the CC is paired.
The signal strength is around 95 (removed a splitter and rose to 100)
The SNR is around 38.
The corrected and uncorrected counts are 0.
I added a low pass filter without any effect.
I added a attenuator (~8) without any effect.
I've tried 3 different Motorolla m-cards (and spent a few hours with Verizon getting them paired properly)
I also replaced the RG6 cables from the wall to the Tivo.

The copyright protected channels on my other Tivo work properly. The copyright protected channels worked on my S3 without a problem when I had the m-cards installed.

I talked to verizon and validated the pairing of my cable card.
I talked to Tivo and they think it's the m-card.
I take the second cable card from my S3 and one from my HD Homerun and get those paired individually with the same result. I had Verizon on the phone when I paired cards and they were willing to deactivate/repair often to help fix the problem.

My next step is to talk to Tivo again. I'm looking to see if anyone is having problems with the copy protected channels (HBO, MAX, ch 131..) with FIOS.

Are there any suggestions on other things I can try?

Burn Notice - Season 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 16:28
Okay, another 'anyone still watching' thread... I lost interest for a while even though I never stopped watching, but I love how dark the show has gotten as it heads toward the season finale.

Why would anyone buy a new Premiere 4 over a Roamio Base right now?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 16:18
With the introduction of the Roamio series, I was thinking I might try to scoop up a good deal on Premiere 4 to complete my whole-home solution (I currently have a 2TB upgraded P4 and 2 Minis). But right now the P4 is $191.42 at Amazon, and I can get a base Roamio from Weaknees for $189 with a coupon code.

The only thing the P4 has that the Roamio base doesn't (that I can think of) is built-in MoCA. So OK, if you need that it's worth maybe $50 in savings on a MoCA adapter (not worth much to me as I have both Cat 5e and Coax available at the location the new DVR would go). Anything else I'm missing? And with the base Roamio, I also retain the option of switching to OTA at some point (unlikely for me but you never know).

I did see the Woot deal for a P4/Stream bundle for $150, but I don't need the Stream and I'm a little lazy about selling things on Ebay, so the bundle isn't much good to me. So why would I not go with the newer technology?

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 15:22
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Where to buy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 15:18
Want to buy the Pro with lifetime service and warranty. Is the Weaknees warranty as good as the Tivo's, they're both $39 for 3 years.

Just wondering if the box has to be replaced will the lifetime service transfer?


Stream Software Update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 14:09
I did not notice this before, but I got a software update a while back. Does anyone know what this change?

Software Version: 19.1.2a-01-6
Build Date: Jun 20 2013-13:13:12

Comcast Cable Card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 13:37
I have a Tivo Premier that I plan to retire and replace with a Roamio. Can I just transfer the existing cable card to the Roamio or do I need to get it re-paired? Thanks.

Any tuning (black screen) problems reported with Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 13:23
This problem is widely reported with Premiere 4 and tuning adapters, including myself. It basically means that tivo will fail to tune to channel occassionally and it will display a blank screen. A few channel Up Down moves will display the said channel.

Anybody has experienced this problem with Roamio?

How do I turn on live TV in the corner on Tivo Central?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 13:21
It's there on the Guide, but I think I somehow turned it off in Tivo Central. TIA


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 13:04
Has anybody torn off the top cover of the new Roamio's to see the specific hardware inside of each of the 3 new models? I mean BCM? hardware, hard drive make/model, etc....?
I know folks at weakness have obviously done this but have teardown images been posted anywhere?

Harmony 900 ABCD buttons Won't Set

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 13:02
Anyone know how to set up a Harmony 900 with a Roamio to use the ABCD buttons? They don't come up in the customization list for each button and I tried adding them manually but they don't work. Any thoughts?

Any Roamio seller without California tax?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:52
I'm having trouble finding a dealer that sells Roamio without California tax. Both Amazon and Tivo will charge that near 10% sales tax.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Help needed with comcast hook up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:43
Hello. Neither I nor the Comcast guy can figure out how to get my new Comcast box hooked up to my Tivo. I have a Series 2 DVR and I used to have Verizon FIOS. The way the FIOS box was hooked up to my DVR, I was able to watch TIVO on Channel 3 and if I switched the input to Channel 4, I was able to access Verizon so I could watch On Demand. I could also access FIOS by leaving TIVO via the remote.

When the Comcast guy came to hook up my Comcast box, he must haves switched some things around, and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to switch back and forth between Comcast and TIVO.

Any help via instructions or a diagram would be very helpful. I have a non-HD TV, a Comcast Motorola cable box, and my Series 2 DVR. No VCR or DVD player.


Anyone with old Scientific Atlanta firmware cable card?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:33
The rumor is there is a known bug in old Scientific Atlanta cable card firmware that causes lots of losing channel problems. The Premier 20.3 TiVo release seems to have made this bug infinitely worse (or maybe 20.3 is just buggy and it has nothing to do with cable cards).

I'm just wondering if anyone has a Roamio and one of these antique cable cards (you can find the cable card info in the system info, cable card diag screen). It would be interesting to know if the Roamio software already works better with old cable cards. (I'm supposedly on the list for updates if they ever fix Premiers, but who knows how long that might be).

The card I have big problems with is from Comcast in Delray Beach, FL and the build time for the firmware listed in the diag screen is Jun 3, 2007. (Comcast is also supposedly rolling out updates with a schedule as certain as TiVo's - who knows who will get there first).

What happened to m.tivo.com?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:03
This was a great (mobile-optimized) site anyone could use to schedule recordings from. Now it's gone. When I go there I see this:

"We're sorry.

The page you've requested is not available. You will be redirected to our homepage in 15 seconds...."

And when the countdown is done it doesn't even take me to the homepage. It just refreshes and shows the same error.

Why would TiVo get rid of this? It worked very well, fast and easy, and perfectly suited for any net-connected cell phone's screen. It didn't even need a smartphone/app. I used it everywhere.

Is there a suitable replacement we should know about? The full web page doesn't render well on small screens, and not everyone can run the official TiVo app.

Tivo Mini Acting As Chromecast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 08:53
So call me stupid or unable to use search but I was futzing around with my Chromecast last night and realized I had two new devices listed. Both of the Tivo Minis in my house. Anything I can send to my Chromecast from Android or iOS I can send to my Minis. Did I miss an announcement somewhere? This is awesome IMO but now I think my Chromecasts are going up for sale.

Is there any way to get digital audio from Tivo Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 06:21
I have a new home theater setup going into my great room for my main television viewing area. I'm going to have a Tivo Mini in my master bedroom and I'd like to re-purpose an older, but still awesome, Yamaha AV receiver that doesn't have HDMI inputs. It's easy enough to hook the HDMI out from the Mini straight into the television but, since there isn't any sort of digital audio out from the Mini that I can see, I'm not sure how to get the sound signal to my receiver. Does anyone make any sort of decent adapter/converter that will split the digital audio out of an HDMI cable so that I can run video to my television and have separate digital audio to run to my receiver?

Thanks to anyone that may have more information.

- Byron Followell

Videos have four sided letter box using pyTivoX

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/24/2013 - 06:13
Hey guys new to Tivo and was really excited to discover pyTivoX to transfer some HD shows from my mac to the tivo. For some reason it transfer it over and even puts it in the HD Recordings folder but when I play it it has bars on top bottom and sides, zooming in only kills the quality. Its a 720p mp4 file. See photo below:

I'm using pyTivoX 1.3, any help would be greatly appreciated. This would be really cool if I could get it to work.


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