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Just bought a Roamio and will sell my older Series 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 16:01
Is there anything that I need or should do to my older Series 3 Tivo before I sell it?

When "New" is not really New

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 15:53
I recently added an SP for Pawn Stars, requesting only new episodes. I suppose that my Tivo is using the 28 day rule because there is a marathon of PS on next Wednesday and all are set to record.

Is there a way to set up the SP where it only records actual new programs?



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Old Tech (Newspaper) Beats New Tech (TiVo)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 15:26
I picked up a hard copy of my town's newspaper this morning and it has today's NCAA games listed along with the times and other pertinent details. It is sad when TiVo can't even keep up with paper and ink I can hold in my hand (and it isn't Internet connected). My Internet-connected TiVo can only say "TBA" for all the tournament games today. The guide only says "TBA" and the recorded shows only show up as "TBA." :down:


Note: I posted this in another forum and it was suggested this forum was the best place for this. Sorry for the double post.

OnePass Fail

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 15:05
I have a OnePass set up to record all of the NCAA Tournament (men's basketball) games. Thursday and Friday games all recorded fine on my Roamio Pro.

I just sat down to start watching today's games, and lo and behold, nothing is recorded. Go to the OnePass Manager, and the "Upcoming" list shows all the games, but nothing is set to record. The guide data says "Teams TBD", and original air date is 1/1/2000.

I cannot find any combination of settings that will cause the shows to be recorded. I have "All channels" set, "New and repeats", and record starting at year 2000. No go.

Over in the Season Pass Alerts forum, one other person (perhaps not coincidentally in Boston) is seeing the same thing. I was expecting a huge uproar when I logged in, and was surprised that nobody else has reported having this problem. I'm guessing there's something about the Fios Boston guide data that is contributing to this.

If Tivo had left in the "Record all episodes" option, I suspect I could select that option to make it work. :mad::mad:

FWIW, I also have a 2-tuner Premiere, and it's having the same problems.

NCAA Tournament recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:56
So, i tried setting up an all channels OnePass for the 2015 NCAA tournament games thinking that it would record all of the games for me. Tivo recorded all of the Thursday and Friday games with the OnePass, but did not schedule any games after that. It appears that because the description for each game after the first round is "Teams TBA" Tivo thinks that they are all the same episode and there is no reason to keep recording it (even setting it to record repeats doesn't work).

So, now I've set up a Wishlist Search for the title key word 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament which is the actual title used for every channel's listing of the games. The wishlist only shows the next 3 games on my local CBS channel, ignoring the games shown on TNT, TBS and TruTV.

I guess I'm going to have to go through the guide and set each game to record individually unless someone else has a solution.

I am foreseeing a similar problem when the Olympics come around next year. Last year i could set up Season Passes for each channel that showed Olympic games and prioritize the main NBC channel. not sure what will work next year.

Old Tech (Newspaper) Beats New Tech (TiVo)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:34
I picked up a hard copy of my town's newspaper this morning and it has today's NCAA games listed along with the times and other pertinent details. It is sad when TiVo can't even keep up with paper and ink I can hold in my hand (and it isn't Internet connected). My Internet-connected TiVo can only say "TBA" for all the tournament games today. :down:

Amazon Instant Video

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:01
Hi:

We just received an e-mail from TiVo that I didn’t quite understand: it said that we would not be able to use Amazon Video services any more.

Can anyone explain further? Does this mean that our purchased Amazon Prime Instant Video is no longer available on our TVs?

We have two TiVos, one a TiVo HD purchased in April of 2010, and the other a TiVo Premiere purchased in May of 2010.

Is it really true that we can no longer watch Amazon Prime Instant Video via TiVo? If not, does anyone have suggestions as to how we are supposed to watch Amazon Prime Instant Video with our kids on TV, or is there no longer any way to do so?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as I am “technologically challenged”.

Thank you.

why does tivo stream work fine for a few min. then stop working?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:28
tivo stream plays shows fine for 5 or 10 mins and then it stops working.
and it says cant find streaming device. how can I fix this?

my phone is a Samsung galaxy s2

YouTube Mode???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:21
Probably a stupid question.

I turn on my TV sometimes and find my TiVo Premier in some kind of YouTube app/mode and I don't know how it get there. I can exit out of it by hitting the TiVo button on the remote but then I can't figure out how to get back into YouTube mode.

Help?!?!

Odd TiVo/Cablecard Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:17
After forcing an update on my Premiere XL4 and restarting it, I have 9 channels in the 800 channel tier of Comcast which no longer tune. Interestingly, their 200 channel tier equivalents ( both tiers being HD) all work fine. So, it doesn't seem to be an authorization problem. And, the 800 and 200 tiers both tune the same physical channel. Could there be bad data acquired by the TiVo, or did something weird happen to the cablecard? "Hits" to, and reauthorization of, the cable card had no effect.

Feel free to ask for any data you think is relevant.

Thanks,


Mark

What to Watch This Week – March 22nd – March 29th

TiVo Blog - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:00
Looking for something new to record or stream? Here’s what we’re recommending you watch this week: Sunday, March 22nd: The Last Man on Earth (FOX): There’s still time to get into this quirky comedy that’s asking questions about marriage, fidelity and toilet pools in an apocalyptic world. Neighbors With Benefits (A&E): A reality show about married couples who are “in the lifestyle”; but, if you’re looking for better production values and a better soundtrack on the same topic, check out 2008’s “Swingtown” instead. Monday, March 23rd: Teen Mom (MTV): Entering its 11th season, this MTV show Continue Reading

Forum Runner issues since update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:57
I am hoping very much that the site is able to keep its FR support.
There seems to be posts all over the Board, so maybe if we confine Forum Runner feedback to one thread, David can get an idea of how many users utilize Forum Runner as their primary portal to TCF.

eta: I have had trouble for two days now replying/creating new threads. I get a "working" icon and it stays that way perpetually.

Test

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 10:50
Test forum runner

NCAA Tournament OnePass not picking up today's games

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:10
Sorry for the duplicate posts (if they haven't already been deleted) - the site was throwing a database error and posted multiple empty copies of my post.

At any rate, if you have a Season Pass or OnePass for the tournament, you nay need to manually record today's (and future) games. My pass got the first two days' games as expected, but guide data as of this morning still showed all other games as "Teams TBA" with an OAD of 1/1/00. TiVo believed the episode had already been recorded, so wasn't recording any of the upcoming games. Setting the OnePass to New & Repeats didn't fix it, and the option for All Episodes wasn't available (maybe if you have Season Passes still it will be?) So I needed to individually record each game today. Hoping by tomorrow the guide data will have been corrected, but in the meantime check your pass so you don't miss any games! (Because why have a 6-tuner TiVo if not to watch 4 college basketball games at once?)

Attached Image change?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:17
Have the limits for Attached Images changed? I think they used to be 640x480, but were never enforced. I could upload 800x600 without complaint (which is a *much* better image). Now it refuses to upload without being the smaller size.

Has enforcement been turned on, activated? Or am I remembering incorrectly? If so, would having a larger size for TCF Members be a possibility?

Thanks! Really appreciate all the work y'all are doing to upgrade the site!:up:

Onepass problem with generic show listings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:16
I've always had a 'Pawn Stars' season pass. With Record ALL, NEW Only. Worked fine for years.

Now, as I look in the TODO list, it is recording 20 a day, all day and night.

I looked closer and see the HSTRYHD listing for the episodes are mostly generic listings at night, and I know the Season Pass will record because it doesn't know if they are new or not.

But here is the problem, and why it used to work right and now does. The 'generic' episodes DO have original airdate, the one I looked at, recorded as new at 2:30am, has an orig air date of 07/14/09.

It looks like they are no longer looking at OAD as a parameter to determine they won't record as 'NEW'

THe only way to fix it is to turn off the season pass, and add a recurring manual recording for the new episode each week.

What a pain!!!

BTW, HSTRYHD is doing this for most shows shown daytimes, and overnight now, so I have literally DOZENS of Pawn Stars, American Pickers, etc- scheduled.

Why does My Shows have an empty CSI: Cyber folder at the top?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:59
I have a One Pass for CSI Cyber, set to include "recordings only" and don't include rent or buy. Now the My Shows list has an empty CSI: Cyber folder at the top, dated 12/31. Why? Can I get rid of it? Thanks!

Improve Previous Channel Feature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 22:54
I was on the Comcast X1 platform for a couple of years and the only feature that they had that I miss on my TiVo is the capability of the "previous channel" button. With the X1 platform, when you hit "last", a dialog box opens across the bottom of the screen with your last 8 channels (including DVR programs that are recently watched and paused). I especially miss this during March Madness where I am trying to track games across 4 channels. With the X1 feature, I hit the "previous channel" button and all channels are easily in my queue and accessible in one click.

Additionally, if you want to finish watching a DVR recording that is partially finished, simply hit the "last" button and it is right there in your queue rather than navigating menus.

Please consider adding this feature.

Glee "2009; Dreams Come True" (S6 E12 & E13, 3/20/15, Spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:27
I'm not sure that was a perfect finale - but it was pretty darn good. Possibly one of the best I've seen in a while. I'd say the first hour and a half of this episode was perfect; the last half-hour was good, but not great.

I haven't watched the show for a while, mostly because every time I tried tuning back in, I ended up getting turned off by some pretty horrific writing. That said, had the episodes been like this one, it would still be a top ten hit rather than limping to the finale as a mid-season show buried on Friday nights.

"2009" did an admirable job doing a flashback working around the missing piece that is Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith). Yes, it hurt a little bit every time he could have been included, but wasn't... nothing they could do to avoid that. I liked the way they told some of the "untold" story of the first episode, and unlike some other shows' flashback episodes, it really did feel like the new scenes from this episode would have blended right into the scenes from that episode.

"Dreams Come True" was a little bit of fan service, though. There were definitely good moments, but more moments that just kind of felt a little too self-aware... but I suppose that's really what Glee was at it's heart. I do think they ran low on energy at about the half-way point through "Dreams Come True," and coasted towards the end.

If there was one disappointment, it would have been nice to have a little more Brittany, Santana, and Quinn than we got. Yeah, they were there, but I think we saw more of the new "New Directions" people than we saw of them.

FS: Roamio Basic w/ 3TB upgrade and Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:04
I have a Roamio Basic with a 3TB upgrade and lifetime. Unit was purchased in early 2014 and upgraded in fall of 2014. Upgraded with a 3TB WD30EZRX. Lifetime service will be active on 3/28 because of TiVo billing. TSN available upon request to verify with TiVo. PM me any offers.

Thanks,
Chris

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