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HD Information not in Guide Data

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 20:32
I'm trying to record all of my teams football/basketball games in HD using a wishlist. I've got a wishlist that should work great, but unfortunately there is a national SD feed, a regional SD feed and a regional HD feed that are often all carrying the same game. I want the TiVo to default to the HD feed, but there are times when the national SD feed will be the one I have to record instead so I don't want to just remove the SD feeds from my channel list (this is my current work around). I've got the wishlist setup to record HD->Sports->SportsEvent, but the problem is the HD guide data never reports the games on the regional HD feed as HD. As a result the wishlist shows nothing matches. But if I take off the HD requirement, and then repeat the wishlist search, I see all the games (SD and HD channels).

I've tried to report the issue using TiVo.com/lineup. Is there anything else I can do to make TiVo aware of the issue? Anything else I can do beside removing the SD channels from my lineup?

The Good Wife "Hitting the Fan" 10/27/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 20:32
Wow! This season is moving along at a breakneck pace! So many good moments. Loved Peter's gambit with the Internet tax.

Is it possible to stream photos & music from a PC to a Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:27
I have a Windows7 PC hard drive full of many years worth of digital camera photos and mp3 music. I would like to be able to access all of this content from my Roamio (basic) unit. Is this possible?

I downloaded and installed the TiVo Desktop Plus software to my Win7 PC, but I' not having any luck getting the Roamio and the PC to 'see' each other.

The Roamio doesn't even seem to have menu options for this sort of thing - the only options I see under 'photos' are for online services Picassa and PhotoBucket.... but yet I have seen a few articles and postings indicating that photo & music content from a PC on the home network can also be accessed from the Roamio.

Can anyone confirm if this type of functionality is supposed to be there? If so, I will trouble-shoot further.

I tried searching this forum, but all of the references to 'streaming' seem to have to do with streaming content from the Roamio to other devices, instead of the other way around.



Guide issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:24
Ever since I got to college, my TiVo has been acting up.
A couple weeks ago most of my channels went blank. So after several weeks of resets, restarts, rescanning for channels, etc.
I have all my channels back, but after the first ten I have 2 of ever channel
51 and 51-1 as an example. Now 51 shows that say NCis is on and if I have a season pass NCIS will record on that channel, but that channel is completely blank. 51-1 has NCIS on it, but I can't record it ahead of time as the guide for all the -1 channels is blank even though they're the only one's the show plays on.
Also sometimes not blank, often the regular channel is sports, instead of what it's supposed to be.
This issue started over a year ago
Please help

Strange Roamio Basic bug--HDMI dead in the morning

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 18:31
On a couple of different days now the first time I try to use my Roamio it's not outputting anything over HDMI; no video or sound. The green circle is on and the yellow circle flashes ever time I press a remote button. A cold restart restores function. Its HDMI output is routed through an Onkyo TX-NR515 AVR which has been in standby mode for several hours; the same hook-up worked fine with my basic Premiere. Has anyone else noticed this?

Breaking Bad - Season 5 - Spoilers, natch

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 18:27
Just finished marathoning it over the last couple of wknds. Great final season of one of the great series. I agree with some of the criticisms of the finale, some things stretched believability a bit, but not enough to spoil it by any means. (One thing I didn't get - how did Walt get the ricin into the unopened sugar pack?)

I thought there was an interesting shift of tone in the final few eps. The show has always been quite heavy on black humor, including some of the murders (Gus, for instance) but, appropriately, that changed with Hank's murder; with that act and from there on it took on much more of a purely tragic tone as the devastation from Walt's actions took the final toll on everyone he cared about. And the murder of Jesse's girlfriend was utterly chilling and heartbreaking.

The irony of Walt being alone in the cabin in the frigid wilderness with his precious barrel of money sitting there useless was brilliant.

It's a testament to both the skill of the writing and Cranston's talent that Walt's death was very moving; even though he'd essentially become a monster, somehow, we still cared about him.

S3 Drive setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:59
My 250Gb drive crashed and I have a new 1tb drive I would like to install in my S3. Can anybody point me to a thread how to setup the new 1TB drive I have a download instantcake but can not find how to use it.

Tivo HD - Netflix won't launch

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:15
I've got a bunch of Tivo's, but only the Tivo HD unit has this problem. You go to Tivo Central -> Video on Demand.
It says Please wait, and a few SECONDS later, spits you back out to the Tivo Central.

I don't see ANY option to clear the activation code, etc. I've rebooted the Tivo to no avail.

The Tivo Premier XL I have are just fine.

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares new season?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 16:57
Have seen the ads on BBCAmericaHD for the new season starting 11/7/13. But Tivo data is showing those episodes being from 2012 and listed as re-runs, so SP won't get them. Using Comcast.
Also, there is confusion on the title: is it "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" or "Kitchen Nightmares" ? thanks!

Confused about existing buffer loss

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 16:01
I remember that I used to not lose the buffer when another show started recording. For example...today I had a nice buffer watching a football game. At 430 another show was scheduled to record. But when it started it automatically put that on my tv and I lost the buffer and the end of the game that I was watching. Is this new? Or do i need to change some setting?

S3 issue (not sure where I should start)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 15:56
I know this is a fairly common topic here but I just didn't know which topic I should possibly piggyback off of so I just started a new one. If there is a specific topic that a mod feels this belongs in feel free to merge it with that one.

So a few weeks ago I started noticing one of my S3's started rebooting daily. Having changed out a bad power supply on another one my first thought was to see if this one was going bad. I take it apart and blow out all the dust and check out the caps. Visually they look fine. No bulges, leaking or anything, not even the slightest bit. I put it all back together and think maybe it was just all the dust(it was pretty loaded with it) and carry on. All is good for the day and I watch a good 6 hours of programming with no hiccups or anything.

Now here's where I start to wonder. The next morning I notice it's around 6am and I see the S3 reboot as all the lights on the display are on. A few minutes later and I see the clock. I switch over and see it sitting on an HD channel. I decide to put the box on a few SD channels and let it go. I move a few menus around so they're not at the default "top" spot and then leave for the day. I get home and check the box and everything is still as it was when I left it other than the channels as it recorded a few shows in prime time. I spend some time watching them and again no issues with the recordings. No pauses, stuttering, etc which wouldn't make me think I have a bad drive. I go to bed and again the next morning it's around 6am again and the box once again reboots. After it's up and running I check the channels and once again it's on HD channels. This repeats for a few days.

Time for more simple troubleshooting I figure. I move almost all season passes that are for HD channels to another box and delete them from this one. Now it's only recording a single HD show(which I couldn't move due to multiple tuner conflicts but doesn't record for a few days out so I figure I can still test) and a few SD shows. I put the box on SD channels once again and leave it alone. No recordings scheduled on the box for this day/night. The box stays on SD channels. Once again all is good until the next morning. Around 6:30 it reboots yet again. It seems that something is triggering a reboot in the mornings as they always seem to happen between 6-7am and it's not related to the HD channels which I was thinking prior.

Now this morning I had what I thought was the bad drive signal because it started to reboot loop. It would get to the "almost there" screen and right as that was going away I was back at "welcome" again. However after 3 times of doing this it started up like normal and has been fine since. Again, no menu issues, no stuttering, etc.

So where would be a good place to start with this? Should I run a specific Kickstart? Could the power supply still be bad despite visually looking fine? On the box that has the replaced PS the caps were visually swollen on the tops which is why I ask. Can you actually have a bad drive even with no pausing/stuttering issues? I ask because in the dozen or so boxes I've had through the years every bad drive I'd encountered had those symptoms so I just never experienced anything but those. Can it be some weird cable card thing? Whenever I check the signal levels on the box they're never really low(most are in the 80-90's range with the remainder being 60-70's) so I'm a bit lost on what to look for. What would cause the box to reboot every morning at around the same time? Is that just a big coincidence?

Sorry about the length of this along with the mass amount of questions at the end. I'm just trying to think of anything and everything. And just to add since I didn't mention it above, the drive is an upgraded 1TB drive. No eSATA connected drive. The box is also plugged into a UPS.

TiVo/Cablecard at another house

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 15:18
I'm babysitting my nephew at my parents' house which is in the same part of town. They have cable, but no premium stations, so can I being my tivo over to their house for the night so I can watch channels they don't get? If this is a legal matter, then I won't don't it, but am still curious if it is technically possible...

Will redbox or NBA ever be added to the tivos?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 15:05
I would like to see redbox and NBA apps added to the tivo . Has anyone heard anything new in regards to adding both of these services? I think verizon is trying to add redbox to more devices and i would really like to see these added soon to the tivos!

SNL OAD 10/26/23 Edward Norton/Janelle Monae

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 14:31
I had high hopes for this ep-especially since (per the monologue) it was 13 years in the making ;):p ...but pretty much a MEH for me...

The cold opening was hilarious! Encarta and AOL indeed!

Autumn's Eve commercial was cute-and the Winter's Eve was funny (OOH! Peppermint! :D )

12 Days not a slave got the most laughs from me...1863-era Miley Cyrus twerking in her hoop skirt made me do a spit take! :p

"Do you think the next president will be black?"
"Not the next one...

The jokes on Weekend Update were strong...I ff'ed through "second-hand news"-never found that funny.


VPN to extend network to another house for Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 14:14
Has anyone set up a VPN to connect their TiVo to mini's farther away, such as connecting their house to a summer home or cabin? I was reading a few other threads, but didn't see any success stories.

Tivo Guide Wacky

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 13:14
Tivo just did a service connection and announced Fios The addition of channel 108 (Fusion) and 731 (AMCPHD). Apparently the intent is to change the ABC channel on 108 to Fusion and change the AMC channel on 731 to a Pacific feed (hence AMCPHD). However, in the guide and channel list, there are now two channel 108s (ABC is still on) and both AMC and AMCPHD which occupy channel 731. AMC is still being broadcast but my season pass for Walking Dead is missing. AMCPHD has "I Am Legend" (a movie) ticked as a season pass and Walking Dead is not. I can toggle both channels and both are sending out the AMC feed.

So, it looks like the new channels were added but the old ones were not deleted and all are still broadcasting the original feed. I tried to schedule a season pass for Walking Dead on AMCPHD but it says I already have one.

Holy Jimmy H. Hobbs and Company, the glitches and hiccups seem to be getting worse and not better. Now, I have a wacky guide, Netflix rebooting whenever it feels like it (it prefers to do so in the middle of multiple recordings) and the "now you see it now you don't" Netflix profiles.

Just a few short days ago, with the cable card fiasco behind me, I was excited about my new Roamio. Now not so much.

Fios and Roamio to present users

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 12:36
My apologies if this has been asked and answered. I gave up my Tivo 3 yrs ago. I just could not deal with the constant pixelation due to the overdriven signal. Tried every attenuator known to man. I even had help from the Fios tech who spent more than 2 hrs at my house one day. As crappy as the Fios Motorola box is it will put up with way too much signal and way too little signal unlike the Tivo. Is the Roamio better and is anyone having these issues with it.

Migrating to the Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:25
So I finally bought a Roamio Pro and 3 Minis, to replace the S2, S3,and S4 in my house, and give the one TV that uses a cable box only (shudder!) TiVo capabilities. I plan on pulling the Cablecard-M out of the Premiere and using it in the Roamio. I also want to move the season passes and most of the shows form the current TiVos onto the new Roamio. What is the proper sequence to do the following?:

Hook up Roamio to Network and cable
Activate new Roamio on TiVo.com
Activate Lifetime
Perform initial setup/update guide
Transfer season passes
Transfer shows
Move Cablecard from S4 to Roamio
Re-pair CC to new Roamio (take large drink of scotch before dealing with Comcast)
Reformat S4 (to sell on ebay)
Activate Minis
Reformat S2 and S3

Is the the right order? Did I miss any steps?

How do you STOP a Netflix show and return to Netflix?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:41
Title hopefully says it all. On ATV and PS3 when I hit the Stop button on my universal remote, the recording stops and I am returned to this Netflix menu screen for that show or episode. I can then navigate to another episode.

Watching NFLX on the TiVo doesn't seem to behave that way. I've had to hit the TiVo or List button to essentially quit TiVo, then log back in, which takes me to the Netflix menus.

Philips Dusk to Dawn CFLs

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 07:20

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