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anyone try x2 BT slides on one tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 20:51
Has anyone got x2 BT Slide remotes to work on the same premier TiVo? If so did it take both usb Bluetooth dongles or were both able ro connect via Bluetooth using the same dongle?

Issue expanding my TiVo HD drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 20:24
In June, I had a TiVo HD with a drive that went south on me, so I used a backup .tbk I saved and put it on a 1.5tb hard drive I had. I used MFSLive, copied the 500mb image, put it in the TiVo and called it a day. Soon after, I noticed it was only using a small portion of storage and giving me only 21 HD recording hours. I procrastinated in fixing it.

Well, procrastination time is over and I took that thing out to see if I could expand it somehow. I tried WinMFS and it didn't see the drive at all (and no, I didn't initialize the disk in Windows 8.1). I made a USB boot of MFSLive and I could see the drive but after reading the forums there I couldn't really figure out what to do to expand it.

Then, I thought maybe the 1.5tb is causing issues, so I put in a 1tb hard drive in Windows 8.1 (uninitialized), fired up WinMFS, and it didn't see that drive either. I'm at a loss as to why this is happening, so hopefully someone has some suggestions. I'm willing to switch to the 1tb drive if the 1.2tb barrier will give me issues expanding the 1.5tb drive. I'm not overly concerned with keeping the existing few recordings.

My motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68V-Pro motherboard and I was plugging into an internal SATA port.

I have to plug this back in to record tonight's shows but I'm all ears.

Pausing of live TV on Roamio Pro broken since last update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 19:35
Ever since I got the OnePass update for my Roamio Pro I cannot successfully pause live video. If I hit pause during a live program the TiVo unpauses itself within a short time. Sometimes immediately, other times 30 seconds or more later. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a fix?

Roamio update issues?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 18:08
Roamio Pro has been working flawlessly for over a year. Now since update, old problems seem to have resurfaced. The audio going to the LOUD digital garbage every now and then (which was fixed a year ago)... losing all menu control except live TV in the upper right preview window; remote unresponsive. I checked here expecting to see other people with the same issues, but am surprised to not see much about it... I guess I am just lucky?

rf remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 17:31
Is it possible to pair two RF remotes with the same Tivo at the same time?

Will you pay for AT&T gigapower privacy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 17:25
So AT&T is going to have a privacy tier and a non-privacy tier for Gigapower speeds.


Would you pay for it and what do people think?

There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 15:54
I'm using TivoDesktop and have used it successfully for a number of years. I've been using it just fine with my Roamio Pro since 2013. This weekend, I started getting the error message "There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR. The system cannot find the file specified." TivoDesktop can see the Roamio Plus, and the error comes after it counts down through the 749 recordings. The Roamio Plus can see and access the recordings on my computer through TivoDesktop. I have TivoDesktop running on other computers, with the same result. I have a premiere and an elite also, and TivoDesktop continues to be able to access those. I've had 20.4.6 on the Roamio for a couple of weeks, so no immediate impact from that. I've reinstalled Tivo Desktop, rebooted everything, changed the Roamio's name, and deauthorized and reauthorized on the website. I can access the shows by using https and the TiVo ip address. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Can't edit posts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 15:17
I've tried to correct my misspellings with forumrunner and with tapatalk, and in both cases I get error messages when I try to save the corrected post.

Pictures & Music on TIVO ROAMIO from External Drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 14:48
All i want to do is access/play my personal music and view my personal pictures thru the TIVO Roamio if possible.

I have a TIVO Roamio. Apple TV. Apple Time Capsule. Apple Airport. External Drive. Denon AVR. Mac Mini. And/or will buy whatever is needed to make this "just work".

Obviously, i don't want to use all devices, so what is the absolute simplest way to play my personal music and view my pictures? Can i connect an external HD or plug in a network cable?

Any advice would be appreciated

is tivo roamio always signed into netflix?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 14:06
I cant sign into my Netflix account on my computer. I think its because I am signed into Netflix on tivo.

Extracting CC's on Justified

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 13:52
Has anyone experienced any problems with extracting English closed captions for Justified season 6? I am using CC extractor and have not had any problems with any other shows, but with Justified I'm not sure exactly what language is being extracted. Closed captions are ok when enabling and playing on TiVo.


Missing Guide Data on Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:49
I am missing Guide Data on my Mini. However the Main Tivo Roamio Plus has the correct Guide Data. I also noticed I can still tune to the channel if I enter it manually. Is there a way to fix this?

best way to stream from foreign lands....?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:45
Currently have a couple of basic Premieres with Lifetime. We do a fair amount of travelling where English TV is minimal, and use iPads when travelling.

What's the best, most reliable way to stream TiVo content when travelling, and that would include places where 802.11b wifi might be the only service?

I also have a D-Link travel router at my disposal.

Is a Roamio the way to go, or can one of my Premieres be made just as usable, remotely....


Schitt's Creek on Pop (formerly TV Guide Channel)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 09:14

It's not classic tv but there's enough to keep me going after the first two episodes. It helps if you're a fan of Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. They've been working together since 1976 (SCTV) and it shows in the ease of their on-screen relationship.

6.4 on IMDB and I think that's a fair rating. C+ or maybe B- and the setup could lead to an even better show.

Channel 273 on DirecTV. Sadly, Pop is in SD.

Upgrading Premiere to Roamio - Power Cable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 08:57
I currently have two Premieres, and I'm replacing one of them with a Roamio coming tomorrow. One of the Premieres in the living room has the power cable running behind the entertainment center and it's very difficult to get to. Maybe a silly question, but is the Roamio power cable the same as the Premiere power cable? If so this will save me a lot of aggravation and trying to crawl back there and swap the power cables.

Roamio Closed Captioning doesn't work??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:53
Closed captioning doesn't seem to work on my new Roamio Plus.

When I use Settings/Display and turn it ON, go to live or a recording, CC doesn't work.

The Info Banner CC icon doesn't respond one way or the other. When I go immediately back to Settings, the CC is shown as OFF even tho I set it on just seconds ago.

Doesn't seem to work at all, in contrast to my Premiere, which works perfectly.

I have software 20.4.6-USA-6-848.

Any advice would be appreciated!


One Pass option no longer showing after old One Pass is deleted

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 22:50
I had a Season Pass for Perception from previous seasons that turned into a One Pass. Additionally, I set up a new One Pass for "The Slap". All these were supposed to be set up to record new programs only with no streaming. Worked great for 2 weeks.

Tonight I went to my shows and found both Perception and The Slap were listed in My Shows even though I had watched/deleted both of this week's episodes. Both shows were streaming versions of this week's show and I went in and deleted the programs. Then I went in and double checked that streaming was not checked. When I went back to My Shows, there was still a folder there even though it was empty and I couldn't delete the folder.

I finally went in and deleted both programs from OnePass Manager to get rid of the folder, but even that did not get rid of the folders. I finally unplugged the Tivo and the empty folders went away.

I'm now trying to add those programs back to One Pass, but the One Pass option is no longer available for those shows. When I go to the program in my guide, I hit select "One Pass& other options" and go to the next screen Create a One Pass is no longer listed as an option on those two shows. The options listed are:
"Watch Now"- VOD
"Record this Episode"-Single episode
"Add to my shows" - This is streaming video only
"View other Showings"
"Explore this Show"

I restarted the Roamio again after I saw that the options were screwed up but it had no effect. I've never had this problem when I deleted a Season Pass, but this One Pass is full of options I don't even want and it's causing more problems. Does anybody have a clue what I should do to get these two shows back to recording properly. I've run out of ideas

Repairing S2 hard drive, but running into problems with the PC I'm using to repair it

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 22:44
Well, here's the story with what's going on with one of my lifetime S2s. I actually currently own 5 TiVos, all lifetimed:
  • a 2 tuner Premier, in good working order
  • a 2 tuner TiVo HD, in good working order
  • a single tuner S2, in good working order
  • 2 single tuner S2's, neither of them working.

One of the broken S2's, IIRC, has a frozen screen, and the other, the one I'm trying to fix right now, always errors out during guided setup with error S03. I'm guessing that both might be due to bad hard drives, so I removed the hard drive, which is a Samsung SV4012H 40 GB drive, and I went to test it on a spare computer, when all kinds of bad things happened.

In my house, we have actually have 4 computers:
  • 2 laptops, one of which is my wife's computer. The other sits next to our family room TV, for those times we want to watch shows off the internet, piped to the TV.
  • 1 Emachines computer with Windows Vista, which is my main computer that I do all my house work on, and sometimes company work on.
  • 1 older Emachines with Windows XP

The XP box is the only computer I have with an IDE mother board, and all my S2s also have IDE motherboards and IDE hard drives, so I've been relying on this XP box to help me make TiVo repairs.

My only other use I've been making of this XP box besides that, is that it runs pyTiVo, so I always have it on. I also have 2 NAS's, and one of them is dedicated to storing shows that my wife moves onto it via pyTiVo.

Well here's what happened.

1) I shutdown the computer normally
2) I installed the Samsung drive as a slave drive
3) I suddenly realized that I forgot to put my hard drive utility CD into the CD drive, and apparently I can't eject the drive with the power off, so I went ahead and turned it on, booting it to Windows XP.
4) I still couldn't open the CD drive! I even tried going into Windows Explorer, but it wasn't there. I went into device manager, and it wasn't there either. I tried unplugging and replugging the power cord and IDE cable to the CD drive a few times, but that didn't resurrect it either.
5) I googled the problem, and one person suggested to see if I made any hardware changes recently, and also to try system restore. Well of course I had made a hardware change (described above), so I reverted to before, by putting the original slave drive back in there. Didn't work. Tried a system restore, but while doing the restore, after rebooting it said the restore was unsuccessful, and that it couldn't do it.
6) I tried seeing if by chance any other IDE cables were loose, but they weren't, and while doing that, my display started getting wavy, then the brightness slowly but surely got dimmer. So I powered off the PC
7) Now, every time I try to power it on, the video is blank/black. The PC seems completely dead now, and I can't get anything to show up on the monitor, though the fan does spin when I power it on.

At this point, I'm starting to think that my PC is truly dead, that I should go ahead and accept that, and hold a funeral or something. I've owned this PC for many years, by the way, and it's given us lots of service.

So at this point, I'm trying to think what I should do. One idea is I could buy another IDE machine. A quick check on Craiglist shows somebody in my area selling an old XP working machine for $25, so that's one idea. Though I don't really like hanging on that OS, being as it's no longer being supported by Microsoft.

Another idea is that I could install pyTiVo on my Vista machine. But I wonder how much would that slow it down, as it's my main computer. Would it slow it down noticeably? All the movies are getting stored on the NAS, not the local hard drive. But I figure part of the CPU will be always working on pyTiVo, a thought I don't relish.

Plus that idea doesn't address my lack of an IDE motherboard, which brings up my next question. Is there such a thing a SATA-to-IDE adapter I could plug into my Vista machine, thus enabling me to use it to work on IDE hard drives, including running utilities to test their health, and also for installing TiVo images? If so, I guess I should consider that.

Still, if it's going to slow down my computer, maybe I should consider just buying another computer. If I go that route, I assume it would need to be an older computer if I want it to have an IDE motherboard, but I wonder if all computers that old are going to have XP or earlier on it, which I might not like.

Or, maybe I could buy a newer, more modern computer with something more recent than Vista, and let that become my new main computer, and then convert my Vista box into a pyTiVo / TiVo repair box. But that assumes that a Sata motherboard could be used for that purpose, hence my question above.

So basically, I'm not sure what best options are. I guess the good thing is, I don't think there's anything on the XP box, filewise, that I need preserved - not that that's an issue, as for all I know, the internal hard drives are fine, and it's just a motherboard malfunction. So if I need to retire the computer, I'll hold on to the two hard drives it contains.

Jack and Triumph Series Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 21:01
This is a new series on Adult Swim with Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Robert Smigel).

I watched the first episode last night. The first 10 minutes of the show might have been the worst I've ever seen on TV. The second 10 minutes might have been some of the best if you like Triumph.

I have no idea where this is going, but it's got me interested.

"Thumbs Up to Record" accompanied by a sound?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 20:28
Simple question: I was fast forwarding through a program this evening, and all of a sudden, I heard a chime. It took me a minute of fast forwarding/rewinding to figure out it was when the "Thumbs up to Record" was on screen.

I don't recall it ever doing that before. Has it always done that, and I just don't remember? If not, anyone know when that started?


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