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Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat – A Solid Nest Challenger

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:25
Background Three years ago, Nest announced their first smart thermostat clocking in at $250. While others balked at the price, I saw the value of something that could potentially reduce our family energy expenditure. And save money we did! Despite the upfront cost of the Nest, after having used the device that first twelve months, I estimated we dropped […]

How Wire 3 Hdmi (tivo, Cable, & Roku) With Two Hdmi Tv Inputs? Need All Three

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 03:39
We have been using Tivo-3 with Cox cable just fine with a two HDMI input TV. Now that we have added Roku, it's seems like we can't get all three to work, only two.

Roku and Tivo are both wireless. The obvious solution would seem to be to use an HDMI adapter (I used the Kinivio) to both input the two HDMI (Tivo & Roku) that go into the back of one of the HDMI inputs on the TV, but that doesn't work. Is there some adapter that does work that way?

I have read one suggestion that one can go from wireless to ethernet and use a switch. Has anyone done that successfully? in our house, that would be a long run of unsightly wiring.

I would appreciate the suggestions of anyone that has been successful in doing this.

Questions for Verizon FiOS customers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 01:08
Hi all, I currently have TiVo Roamio base model and I'm on Charter cable card service which requires a tuning adapter. I'm getting tired of having issues with the TA. It seems like I have to keep resetting the adapter to get the channels.

Now, I'm thinking of switching back to Verizon FiOS. I'd like to know if the Verizon cable card will allow me to record 4 shows at the same time on my TiVo since it has 4 tuners. With the Charter cards, I had to make sure the firmware is correct in order to utilize all the tuners. I'm in Southern California area and I'm not sure if the cable cards are different from one area to another.

I appreciate your help.


How many hard drives are in a Roamio Plus?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:25
How many hard drives are in a Roamio Plus?

What is the biggest drive allowed?

4TB? 600 HD hours?

USB connection w/ Tuning Adapter necessary?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 21:06
Why does the USB connection need to be made between the tuning adapter and the Roamio when there is a coax connection between the two? What would happen if the USB connection was not made?

Why cant TiVo be smarr enough to look at its displayed "first aired" date?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30
I understand the new tag. I understand the 28 day window. However, so much boxing on regional sports networks gets picked up by my wishlist that I cannot stop because it has a false new tag. TiVo itself will display a first aired date clearly showing it is not new, but the new tag trumps. I want this wishlist to be my top priority, but I cant because these unstoppable false hits can cause conflicts. I already had to delete SNY from my channel list to mitigate the problem even though I would want to watch some college sports on it!

Dear Roamio, if the first aired date is in 2000, the new tag is wrong! Why won't you ignore it for my sanity's sake?

EDIT: I cannot edit my title? Weird. Can a mod fix that typo for me?

closed captioning

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 18:55
Please fix the bug so that .ps format files (the format tivo uses for archiving on third party devices like fileservers) show closed captions when transferred back to the Tivo

Tuning Adapter Issue Please Contact Cable Co.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:57
What is TiVo.com/help/d267?
We recently (1 week) ago replaced our prem. 4 with a Roamio basic. Installed on the Charter catv equipment, tuning adapter and cable card that was used with the Premier 4. Ok. No problems, all WAS ok for 6 days until the blue sceen with the 'Call Cable Co.' message, the tuning adapter needs a firmware update.
After contacting Charter, and TiVo, and a visit by a Charter field technician here is the truth about this issue.
TiVo rolled out an update recently that has created a conflict between the firmware currently in use in tuning adapters and all Roamio models. The firmware update that TiVo, Margret Schmidt, VP Design & Engineering (margret@tivo.com) is telling their customers to upgrade to (mtr_plato1.40 for the Motorola MTR700 tuning adapter) is currently under going testing at the 'labs' and likely will not be released to the public until sometime in the first quarter of 2015. This is per an email sent out to Tier 2 level at Charter.
TiVo is not telling their customers the truth, this problem is NOT a cable co. problem, rather an issue between TiVo and Motorola, or other T.A. Mfgr.
Mine, and likely other TiVo Roamio users (on Charter CATV) only resolution is to un-plug the USB cable between the T.A. and the Roamio and watch tv for however long the channels will be received and then call Charter and rent a STB from them until sometime in 2015 when firmware update is released to cable customers.

Better Call Saul - Premiere Dates Announced!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:12
The date has finally been announced. It's a two-night event taking place on Sunday Feb 8th and Monday Feb 9th!

Here's the official trailer.

Connecting Tivo Roamio to my TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:42
Folks I have a TV Toshiba TMW20FN3/R (Not Digital) and I use it with my Time Warner Cable Box with no problems at all.

I just recently got a Tivo Roamio and I connect my AV cable to Tivo then the Audio L/R and Video to the TV and then the cable and ethernet but I do not get any picture or sound just a hum on Line 2 Input. Even when disconnecting the internet and/or cable line.

On line 2 However, I hear like the Tivo Roamio sounds as I scroll through the menus.

Input Line 1 I get no sound no picture. I even tried channel 2/3/4 on the TV while connected to line 1 and line 2 but still no signal.

Do I need a special AV?

Mine just says
6FT 3.5mm 4C to 3 RCA

BTW I do not yet have a Cable Card from TWC I just need to be sure the box works first.

Thanks folks!

No remote music after latest update?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:38
Title says all. I have music stored on two PCs and could see them both on my Roamio basic prior to 20.4.5c. Since the update, neither show up under "Music and Photos" even though both the PCs are correctly configured and can see the Roamio's NPL when I click "Select shows to transfer".

Anyone else?


streaming between 2 Roamios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:30
I am 72 and not up on this new stuff so please bear with me...I have an issue that I am sure has a work around..Tivo TS has gotten me half way there but rather than spend another hour on line with them I think I can get a quicker answer here and one I can understand...

I have 2 Roamios separated by a wall...One is connected with Ethernet ( TS suggested that) and the other wireless hooked to a gigabyte router/modem..

Until I connected Ethernet to the one I could not view either one on the other...once I hooked up the Ethernet I was able to watch the one in the other room ( it is wireless)... and keeps giving me a V69 error code..TS tells me to hook up MoCa...but if I wanted to run wires I would just hook both up on the router Ethernet...

Is there any work around with out having to run more cable ??

** did not go the Tivo/mini route as we both wanted to control the our own unit...

Any help will be appreciated ..


youtube app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:29
how is the the youtube app loaded on the premiere? just asking because after awhile it gets slow, but a box reboot speeds it up.

South Park 11-19-2014 "C*** Magic"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:21
That Randy is a multi-talented guy! :eek:

Gotham S01E08 OAD 11-10-14 "The Mask"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:46
Interesting "fight club" scenario, and good on Gordon's boss for owning up to her "cowardice". I knew when Gordon's partner asked for help checking addresses that she would be the first to help, which got others to help.

I thought the most interesting part of the episode was at the end where Barbara was leaving. Jim calls and she checks the caller ID but ignores the call, drops the note, and pretty much saunters out of the apartment. For as frightened as she was earlier in the episode, we don't see any of that fear here. Odd.

Related spoiler regarding the beginning of S01E09 "Harvey Dent": Spoiler: The note does say she's frightened and that's why she's leaving, but her actions as she actually leaves show none of that. I think she's made a deal with someone.

20.4.5c may require an additional reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:40
You may experience issues with the number buttons on your Roamio remote after installing 20.4.5c. Also with the entire keyboard on the Slide remote. This is only in RF mode.

There are a couple of other threads in this forum where people think their remotes are hosed, but really aren't.

A reboot fixed the problem for me.

How do you control your TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:31
So I just took delivery of my new TiVo system - Roamio Plus and 2 Tivo Minis - but I have not yet received my cable card (Frontier Fios). They said they had to ship it to me, so hoping it is new.

While I am waiting, I am contemplating my control scheme. Since the TiVo is such a different beast (in a good way) compared to the old Motorola DVR's, I am rethinking how I control it. Previously, each setup had its own Harmony Remote (simple, base model types). Now I have TiVo remotes, an iOS app, 3rd party remotes, and even other iOS remote apps that you can customize. For the Living Room, I only have the TV and a Mini, so the TiVo remote will work well. The Living Room's Harmony remote can go to the bedroom where I have a TV, Mini, and AppleTV. The basement is a whole other monster... TV, AV Receiver, TiVo, AppleTV, game console... but it has a Harmony remote that can likely handle all that. Just don't know if I WANT to do it that way.

So... how are you doing it? And how SWMBO compatible is your scheme?

Series 3 w/Weaknees upgrade to 318 GB & Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:28
Hi all,

I am selling a Series 3 TiVo with Lifetime. This is a 648 unit (OLED front panel.) This also has a Weaknees upgrade kit (included external drive)

Everything works and this is still hooked up and running, in fact, it is in the midst of transferring remaining shows to new Roamio as I type. Comes in original Series 3 box (along with original styrofoam packing) and original remote. Think I may also have the original drive (32 HD hours) but don't count on that as a for sure thing. I'm at work now, or I'd check, I'll update post later on this issue.

The eSata cable between TiVo and external drive is a bit loose. Doesn't come loose just sitting there, but bumping and moving hardware does seem to knock it loose sometimes. Although that hasn't happened in about 2 years now. Once I knew it was happening it was easy to hold the cord in position to stop that.

Looking for $150 plus $10 for UPS shipping to anywhere in the lower 48. Open to shipping somewhere else, but that would need to be figured out separately.


I also have another 648 S3 (OLED) non working unit. This unit also has lifetime as well. 95% sure this is a power supply problem, as I have swapped out the upgraded (750GB Weaknees) drive with the original drive that was working fine when swapped out years ago. Seems to exhibit all the signs of PS problems as reported on these boards. No guarantee that is the problem though! OLED panel works fine! I would supply this with both the upgraded and original drives. Open to offers on this + $10 for UPS shipping to anywhere in the lower 48. Open to shipping somewhere else, but that would need to be figured out separately.


Also have a Tivo branded MoCa adapter - basically never used. Was attempting to get that up and running when another home issue popped up that made wiring the whole house with ethernet a doable option. Don't think I hae the original box teh adapter came in, but I might. This I'd sell for $20 and either same shipping as above two items... or if someone bought one of the two above this would ship for free along with either/both of those.


Local pickup is also an option for any of the above. I live in ZIP 53157, and work in ZIP 60081, either would work.

Odd behaviour

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:01
I had some network issues last night and this morning. I had to turn off my Actiontec router for 2+ hours to get it functional (something to do with DHCP?). Anyhow, this morning with the router back on I attempted to watch a show recorded on one Roamio on the other Roamio. The odd thing was the shows list reverted to the old Tivo design. What would cause that? Will check back in later to see if it fixed itself.

Ny Buf Cbs Pt 11/24

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:59
Jets Buffalo game scheduled for 11/23 as been moved to Monday night 11/24 at 7p

Unless something changes CBS will be broadcasting the game in the NY and Buffalo markets.


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