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Genealogy Roadshow on PBS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 21:39
I just checked the To Do List, and despite my Live Guide showing Genealogy Roadshow at 9 PM on multiple PBS stations available in my lineup, the SP I set up when the show first appeared in my Guide Data says no episodes are scheduled.

Setting up a new SP from the Live Guide resulted in a second SP on the same channel, apparently with the same name.

I don't know what the bleep is happening, but I've nuked the old SP with no episodes scheduled.

We'll see what happens at 9PM.

Esquire Network replaces Style Network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 20:59
Esquire Network Boss Expects Style Network Transition Will Be ‘Natural and Intuitive’

Quote: In what seemed to the outside world as an eleventh hour decision, NBCUniversal announced two weeks ago that Esquire Network would replace Style instead of previously announced G4.

On Monday, the transition occurs in 75 million American homes and the new male-centric network’s boss says that Style’s predominately female audience may not be totally put off by the new programming.

“Certainly, we’re focused on establishing a decidedly masculine experience but it’s absolutely going to be a brand that’s very accessible and very welcoming to women along the way,” Esquire Network’s president, Adam Stotsky, told TheWrap.


"“Obviously, our programming areas are based on some of the same content areas as Style, just with a more male focus."


“Our insight is that there’s a white space in the television dial,” Stotsky explained. “Outside of sports and news from our point of view, there really is no singular lifestyle destination that explores the wide range of interests that men have today.” My comments are not really appropriate for a family-friendly forum. But if you're curious about why your Style Network SPs aren't going to be picking anything up anymore, now you now why.

FS: TiVo HD with 1TB drive and lifetime service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 20:41
For sale on eBay:

One well loved and well treated TiVo HD with an upgraded drive to hold 157 High Def hours of recordings is now awaiting your bid.



Why would I need a cable card? Any alternative?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 18:42
So I just bought a Tivo Premier after replacing my Tivo S2.

I don't subscribe to cable. I do get regular channels though Time Warner though. My building has it set up where all I have to do is plug the cable wire from the wall to my tv (or now my Tivo). I get all the regular local channels in SD & HD, plus any of the regular channels that are provided when you get OTA channels.

So I set my Tivo up and noticed that the HD channels are black. It will not receive signal. But if I switch to the antenna channels, I get the HD channels. The problem is that there is no guide or any information shown for those channels. Just the channel number.

This makes it difficult because I can not set season passes or schedule recording for any of the antenna HD channels unless I get a cable card. I have no subscription to Time Warner so there is no way i can get one.

Is there an alternative. It's really annoying. I can set them to record on the SD channels but really... I havn't looked at an SD channel since I got my HDTV a few years ago. I do not want to record in SD.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you :) :up:

V53 error and signal strength

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 17:14
I am having two issues with my Roamio.

1. The Tivo will not maintain a constant connection with my wireless router.

2. I am receiving a V53 (signal error) occasionally on some channels. This will go away after a period of time.

I called Tivo and they said that my Signal Strength of 100 is too high, and that is the cause of the V53 and possibly the Wifi error.. They said to call Charter and tell them my signal strength is too high and to have them fix it.

I am on hold with Charter now but the person I talked to seems very confused. Does anyone have any insight on this? Is Tivo's diagnosis of the problem seemingly accurate? I am not sure how the Wifi issue could be related to signal strength....

My Router is a Cisco E4200 V2

Thanks in advance

update: The person on the phone had no idea what I was talking about, but said she would send a tech out tomorrow to look at it... I have a feeling the tech isn't going to find anything wrong and I am going to get charged $45 for the service visit...

TiVo Roamio unable to buffer/record one specific channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 17:08
I bought a Roamio a week or two ago to replace a Premier box. I have Comcast cable in the Seattle area.

In my Roamio, I'm unable to record or buffer at all on channel 113 (my local FOX affiliate). If I watch it for several minutes (the picture comes in just fine!) I still cannot press the instant replay button (I get the TiVo Boing sound). If I pause it for a few minutes and press play, it instantly catches me back up to live. The green bar does not fill up.

If I attempt to record on this channel, watching while recording causes it to display a black screen with something along the lines of "Recording program, press Play in a few seconds to begin."

The cable card signal and snr on this channel are fine (at least as good as others). I've tried rebooting, redoing guided setup, putting all tuners on this channel, putting only one tuner on this channel. Nothing seems to have any effect at all.

I called TiVo, they said they'd never seen this problem before, had me walk through my cable card diagnostic menus, couldn't find a problem, and then told me to get a new cable card. Comcast doesn't want to give me a new cable card (at least without wasting my time by sending out a technician), and tells me it's my Tivo boxes fault.

Should I call TiVo and insist on a replacement? Something's clearly wrong here.

Comcast Unable to Activate CableCARD (Romio Plus)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 16:30
This has been an on going saga for almost a month now and finally today Comcast informed me they aren't able to activate my cable card/Tivo Romio Plus. I've tried self installing 4 now and this 5th one the tech brought today. No matter what they try I'm stuck unable to change "Val: ?" The local affiliates come through just fine in SD and HD but everything else is "channel not authorized." I know this has to be fixable but I don't know how.
Any suggestions? I live on the 18th floor of a highrise and they claim the signal is too weak for the CableCARD if that means anything.....


What list price for Premiere 4 (no lifetime) + Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 14:21
I have a Premiere 4 and a Mini, without lifetime service. Any suggestions for a fair asking price? Thanks!

iPad download question & possible bug.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 14:05
Just tried to download a show to my iPad 4 (iOS 7) from my Roamio Plus.

1st the bug:

When I started the download, it said iPad would be kept awake during download. It didn't, it went to sleep so the software is not keeping the iPad awake like it said. (iPad was plugged in)

Now the question and I'm sure I know the answer, but just asking:

Is the transfer connection between an iPad and Tivo Roamio a direct connection or are the transfers happening through the router? I'm pretty confident it's through the router but I could be wrong so I thought I'd ask.

Thanks in advance.:)

HBO Go on the Roamio ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 13:32
Think we'll ever see HBO go on the Roamio's ? That's the only reason I really use my Apple TV now.

Marvel at TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8PM ET The last season of How I Met Your Mother is beginning! After eight seasons on the air those poor kids will get to leave the couch and we finally get to see Teds long romantic journey come to an end in season nine. The season starts with Barney and Robin’s wedding in a special one-hour special. Before the wedding starts, however, the couple learns something about their family history that no couple wants to discover. (Don’t forget Hostages premieres Continue Reading

Wish List question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:24
When I set up a wish list item, I always set it to auto record. What happens if I don't?

anyone using a wireless AC router?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:11
does it work ok with a Tivo? is the range any better than your N? any brand or model recommendations?

Amazon instant video

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/23/2013 - 05:13
What's with Amazon Instant video not playing on Tivo Mini? When you purchase a instant video it states you can play/store on up to 2 tivo units. I only have a Roamio and a mini.

Stored/downloaded to my Roamio, but not able to view on mini.

Something does not seem right about this. Am I missing something?

Thanks for any input

Cahnging Channels on a Series 3 Without Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/22/2013 - 23:51
My remote is not working. Is there a way to change channels directly from the TIVO unit? TIVO Series 3 HD.

Dexter 9/22/2013 (S08E12) "Remember the Monsters?"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/22/2013 - 22:19
What a whimper of a finale.

There's so much like this, but a great example of how sad the whole season has been is when Batista and Quinn are watching the video footage of Dexter in the prison after he'd killed Vogel... hello? anybody with a brain left on the writing staff? *sigh*

Breaking Bad - S05E15 - Granite State

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/22/2013 - 21:18
So Walter White and Heisenberg are household names.

Gretchen and Elliot went on Charlie Rose and inadvertently caused Walt to come out of hiding!

Robert Forster is SO GOOD at playing that type of character.

I suppose that was Saul's exit.

Is Jesse ok?

And FINALLY, after hearing Vince and co saying for months how incredible Todd is, their hype started to pay off in this episode.

Stream to TV through ipad

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/22/2013 - 20:45
I have Tivo stream and I am trying to connect the iPad to a TV outside with a HDMI cable. The sound comes through but the Tivo app does not allow the video to display on the TV. Do I have any options to watch shows off my Tivo on this TV?

A Question for TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/22/2013 - 20:09
Why does TiVo prevent the transfer of protected programs THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN VIEWED? How can it be any kind of abuse to viewing restrictions to simply MOVE an UNVIEWED program to another TiVo for viewing? This is obvious and logical -- what can the counter arguement possibly be??? Those of us who suffer with TW want to know. . .


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