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Big Brother - 8/24/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:29
You know the season sucks when every time you come on TCF the next day, nobody has bothered to start an episode thread yet. :)

This may have been the most boring and predictable episode thus far. Once Donny lost the HoH competition, I came very close to turning off the show and deleting the episode. It turns out, I should have. The red herrings were ridiculous, and the forced diary room comments were a joke. Nobody in their right mind thought for a second that Cody was going to put up anybody but Nicole and Donny.

HDMI switch that can be used with Tivo remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:36
I am using Premiere with and old Sony TV with only 1 HDMI port. I am now adding an XBOX so I will need 2 HDMI ports.

Is there any HDMI switch out there that I could program with the Tivo remote?

I would like to use the Tivo remote and point at the HDMI switch so I change inputs back and forth from the 2 HDMI sources. (Premiere, XBOX).

I want to keep using the standard Tivo remote and don't want to switch to the learning remote.

Please let me know if you can suggest model. Thanks.

Series 2 TiVo-IR Control of "broadcast" DTA converter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
I have two Series 2 TiVos. I have discontinued cable TV service. I live in the New York City metropolitan area. We have *many* different TV stations, all broadcasting in digital TV format. I have two, fully functional "DIGITALSTREAM" DTX9900 Digital to Analog Converter boxes. I have connected these converters to the TiVos, and can record "manually".

TiVo does not offer an identified IR command code set for this product (box). so I cannot get the connected TiVo to change channels on the converter box.

I contacted TiVo and requested creation of an IR code set for this product, and offered to send the details of the box's IR command set.

TiVo representative "bailed" (that is, demurred) and referred me to this forum.

This lack of support is depressing and annoying.

It appears that TiVo has stopped actively supporting their Series 2 products. I also note the loss of the "universal swivel search" function. When I queried their tech support on this issue, they said, in effect, "we'll get back to you. . ." They never did.

Feature: Apple Homekit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 06:02
I would like to see Tivo, including its guide service, to be integrated with Apple Homekit. For example, use Siri to schedule or change recordings and to see when shows are airing. It would also be nice to ask Siri, "what is recorded" or "what is scheduled to record today" "add season pass". Etc.

This would help add TiVo to the category of Home Automation products and further set it apart in the market.

tivo mini hardware update?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:00
I was in Best Buy today and saw a tivo mini in a light lime green box. Is that a new hardware revision for the tivo mini?

You're the Worst (season 1 thread) SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:06
Is anyone else watching this? I'm loving this show. It reminds me a lot of Happy Endings, which I also loved. FX doesn't seem to have done much in the way of promotion; I'd never heard of it until someone mentioned it on my G+ feed last week.

If you're not watching and you enjoy a good sitcom, give it a try...

True Blood 8/24/2014 (S07E10) "Thank You"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:25
HBO's Dexter?

Maybe not that bad; that was inept... this was just sort of a whimpering uninspired last meal.

I even felt like there were a couple opportunities for redemption -- like Sookie making Bill human with her light.

But I'll fall back to a complaint I made some time back -- the show-runners made a huge error when they went in a direction different from the books; they just had no direction in mind, and meandered off into who-cares-land.

The Last Ship "No Place Like Home" (8/24/14) [SPOILERS!]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 20:56
Aw, hell, I hope this doesn't morph into another Revolution next season.

Aw, hell, almost a year until we find out.

Soylent Green? :eek:

(Yeah, I know they're not eating them, but still).

Bay Area Earthquake disruptions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:46
Starting a thread so people can post information about repeats of shows that got knocked off the air for earthquake coverage (if any).

The LLWS Championship game got shifted to one of KGO's subchannels.

Stage 7 of the US Pro Cycling challenge started on CSNBC this morning, and then the coverage switched over to NBC, which is of course all earthquake coverage. Unlike KGO, which said something at the top of the hour directing viewers to the subchannel where they had moved the baseball game, NBC has said nothing, and the crawler has only earthquake news.

TWC and Roamio basic issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:32
sorry in advance if this issue has been posted again and again. but I need folks who can understand my frustration and maybe help with my issues.

I been using TIVO since it first came out in 2000. I am on my 4th Tivo which is the Roamio basic. I love TiVo and really cannot imagine watching TV without it....I used it for 15 years. But as of now, i have cut TIVO off because TWC cannot get it to work. I am using regular cable box right now for the time being.

I am in the South Pasadena CA area. I moved here in 2010, had a TIVO HD then. TWC came out with the TA and it worked but every once in a while I would experience missing channels....it was easy fix then, i just pull the usb cable from TA, plug it back it in and let it search for the signal.

I upgraded to Roamio basic this past February and this is when the missing channels got bad. Every 4 to 6 weeks, channels would drop, they would pair the cable card again and it worked fine until the next time it drops.

3 weeks ago it really got bad because all the channels dropped except the OTA ones.....TWC cannot get it to work, we changed TA, cable card, line test both outside on the street and in my house.....they finally blamed it on Roamio. After 3 weeks, i gave in, TWC installed cable box and TV is working now.

my issues are different from others because it has been working for the past 5 years so what changed? some on the forum said Roamio Plus will fix the problem but I used Roamio basic for 6 month, it was working.

I would like to get Tivo Roamio working again. Appreciate if you guys can help with a solution.

Expand 3TB drive to 2TB (for use in HD)?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:19
I am trying to press a 3TB drive into temporary service in a TivoHD until I can get my hands on a more suitable replacement. I realize the system won't recognize the full capacity of the drive, but I'm hoping to use as much of it as I can. I've got a backup of the original 160GB image I made with WinMFS that I'm using as my starting point.

However, I can't figure out a way to tell any of the tools I'm familiar with (WinMFS, MFSLive, jmfs) to create a larger partition at the end. I can limit the image to 1TB with WinMFS, or expand it all the way to 3TB, but don't know of any way to stop in the middle.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a tool or command option I'm missing?

Thanks in advance!

Roamio transfer recording failed - no Blue Download Transfer Light

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:18
My Roamio Pro (bought in July '14) has stopped doing recording downloads from an S3, HD XL, an HD. Until yesterday, it performed reliable and complete downloads in which multiple recordings could be queued to achieve a successful outcome. The Roamio SW version is 20.4.2-USA-6-840. These Tivo's are connected together in a wired and wireless network with several switches and the Netgear N900 router. Although the Roamio cannot now perform recording downloads; the HD XL, HD, and S3 can download from the Roamio, or between themselves without a problem.

The problem first started yesterday when I was about to download several shows from the networked S3. The first indication of a problem was a message saying there had been a network problem resulting in the S3 My Shows folder not being visible on the Roamio. On a retry, the folder was visible and allowed the show recordings to be selected, and to go through the motions of enabling the actual transfer. However, even though the Roamio went through all the steps to make a transfer, the recording never showed up in the My Shows folder and the Blue transfer downloading LED (next to the red recording light) never illuminated indicating a transfer from another TiVo box.

BTW, TTG can pull shows from the Roamio with no problem with a data rate of about 54 to 60 Mbps over the wireless connection, or any other Tivo box.
Also, when I now try to download a recording to the Roamio, it goes through the motions of setting up the transfer, by and concludes by providing the message that the recording will be queued to other previous recordings. Nothing shows up in the My Shows folder.

From the interactions between the other Tivos, and between themselves, it appears the network is sound and working properly. The Roamio can connect to the Tivo service without problems. The Roamio can also connect to view to photos I have stored on my Mac computer.

1). How can I fix this problem to allow the Roamio to resume reliable recording downloads from my other Tivos?
2). If the downloading queue has become corrupted, how can I unclog the queue?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:51
Not quite a series but History has Houdini part 1 on Sept 1st and Part 2 Sept 2nd. Our guide data (and even TIVO online) only shows Part 1. Not sure when it will be correct for PART 2, but online guides like TitanTV have it correct that Part 2 is 6 to 7:30 on the West Coast. Not sure just why our guides are not updated yet!

dvr software commissioned?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:33
i was wondering is the software writing commissioned meaning 1 entity writes everyone's software so if a bug happens in the tivo software then the bug shows up in the cable co dvr witch usually is motorola or pace?.

i suspect this since coming from cable co rentals i had bad experience and now i am seeing the same bugs showing in tivo.

does the box download software from the cable co when the cable card is installed explaining some bugs too?

White Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:26
Saw a white face Tivo remote with Tivo for sale on ebay, never saw one before. Searching here found out about it http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=330712 do they still make these? I never use Tivo remote myself but my mom does, I recently got her one of the premier remotes because was easier to see than S2 one, the white would be even better.

Made a VB.NET streaming app, want to TiVo-ify it.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:39
Hey all, I developed a Windows app in VB.NET that streams videos from a popular website. I'd like to know how easy or hard this would be to make a TiVo app from it. I've already skimmed the SDK/APIs and it doesn't seem that involved. Heck, I may even outsource it.

Thanks in advance!

For Fun. True Blood Series Finale Predictions.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:44
Here are mine.

Bill and Sookie die together.

Eric and Pam kill redneck Yakuza guy and take over the Yakuza operation.

Lafayette and Ray(?) live happily ever after.

Jessica gets a spin off show...

New Mini on Order ---Old one not connecting??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:11
Hi all ----

I ordered a new TiVo Mini from TiVo on Thursday. I currently have one on my existing setup.

Today, when I went to access the Current Mini with the TiVo iOS App it's not showing any shows or upcoming recordings. I did log on to my TiVo.com account and see both the existing TiVo Mini and the new one that just shipped.

Is this a coincidence?


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