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A Roamio, a Mini, a Netgear Router, and an Airport Express

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:30
I'm trying to fit the pieces I have here while waiting for apple to update the airport extreme to usb3.

So it's a Netgear WNR2000v2, which is g/n, but only one at a time. There is a brother 5370dw which is b/g, so pulls the whole world down to g. There is no option of connecting it by wire.

I would prefer to have the WAN come into the airport, plug the netgear into it, and then the roamio & mini into the netgear. This leaves the tivo & roamio happy, n for the laptops, ipads and phones, but no talking between the printer and the laptops.

I assume that there is some way to turn the netgear into a simple pass-through for the wired connections--but will this run into the problem of minis not liking switches? (and I don't even remember what it's called; I just know that I used to run into it during other setups).

At the moment, I have the airport plugged into the netgear, which lets me have wireless n, but not talk to the printer on the wireless netgear.

There is a cat5 running from the living room with the roamio and WAN to the bedroom with the mini.

Is there a sane way to handle this until apple puts usb3 in?

Guru Guides aka Collections missing?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:50
I have a Tivo HD that I've been happy with and the drive started to get a little glitchy. I didn't see any real big reason to buy a Roamio and another lifetime subscription (it would be my third) so I just bought a new hard drive from DVR_Dude with TiVo pre-installed.

Now I've setup all my SP's and Wishlists and I don't see any way to setup Guru Guides. I've searched high and low and haven't seen any mention of S3 users losing that capability. In fact the Tivo website still has a FAQ page regarding Guru Guides and how they work.


Did Tivo remove Guru Guides/Collections from S3 users?

The Amazing Race: OAD 10-24-2014: "Morocc'and Roll"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:41
Wow, the bicycle girls (Kym & Alli, Kym & Alli, Kym & Alli - gotta remember names) showed that the last leg wasn't a fluke. I felt for Keith & Whitney, but they appeared to be well and truly doomed even before finding they were U-Turned.

I was hoping the dentists (Misti & Jim, Misti & Jim, Misti & Jim) would be forced to use their save, though. The more I think about that, the less I like it. Too powerful.

Still getting used to TAR being on Friday which means watching on Saturday. Good for viewing, bad for internet conversation.

TiVoHD had a mind of it's own overnight...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:31
Somehow I overnight lost not only the local channels in my guide (FiOS VHO1, or N. Texas), but lost them in the channel listing as well (unchecked). Don't know how this happened since I haven't been in the menu in quite some time. It would not have been a pretty picture if scheduled recordings hadn't recorded since the channels weren't selected in the menu.

Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Cheek to Cheek

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:38
If you can pick this up at a later showing on PBS or on demand, GET IT!

It's GREAT! They had 2 great bands and an orchestra with lotsa strings.

Gaga looked to be trying to channel Cher so much with outfits, she sang a ballad version of "Bang, Bang."

She got the emphasis wrong on "Lush Life," but she has the:up: range in spaces.

Methinks that Tony is wearing hairpiece. :p

Who Decides Season Pass Eligibility?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:27

TiVo offers me the option of getting a season pass for "7 News Sunday at 5pm" but not for "7 News Saturday at 5pm"

Not a big deal, just wondering who decides on what shows are season pass eligible.

Dead TiVoHD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:14
Last night my main unit died. It rebooted randomly, then was unable to sustain a "welcome powering up." I unplugged it for 30 minutes or so, plugged it back in, and nothing at all.

Sounds like a power supply, right?

So, a couple of questions.

1) I tried a different power cable. I confirmed the power strip is working. Anything else to try?

2) Any way to extract shows from either the internal hard drive or the esata expansion drive?

3) If I decide to get adventurous and try to replace the power supply, where can I get one other than from another TiVoHD? Will a power supply from a Series 2 work? I have 2 of those.

Need a TCF board op or sysadmin...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:26
...to help me find out if TCF refuses to email to a domain currently owned by Earthlink (regardless of user name in front of @), or if Earthlink is just refusing to accept email from TCF.

So, TiVo doesn't support Amazon Prime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 04:09
On any of the boxes?

setting up NAS and Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 02:45
Need someone to talk me through the steps of setting up a NAS and TiVo to play nicely with each other like I am 12....

I have a 4GB WD My cloud Mirror NAS (2TB on raid1), and an old school TiVo wirelessly networked with the home networking package, previously been using tho desktop plus to transfer to/from my computer..

The Goals!

-Have the NAS automatically pull every recording from the TiVo (or have the TiVo push every recording to the NAS) for storage.

-Be able to stream these recordings from the nas to other DLNA devices on the network

-Be able to view & stream (or transfer on demand) the TiVo recordings from the nas back to the TiVo..

-be able to play other downloaded videos and home recordings from the nas on the tivo

-only store one copy of a particular episode if it airs re-runs

The wd my cloud interface has an 'apps' section to download/install 3rd party applications, but...... I don't really know where to begin here being a nas roomie

Tivo HD w/Lifetime For Sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:10
Let me know if you are interested. In great working condition. I would have kept using it, but Comcast is converting to MPEG-4 in my area so i had to upgrade to a Roamio Plus.

Direct TV Tuning adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:32
I Wonder how hard would it be to make a tuning adapter for Directtv like the SDV units for cable.

"Error Playing a Recording" Message

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:32
I have a Tivo Roamio and when I try and play a certain recording I get this message.

"Error Playing a Recording

The TiVo box was not able to record this program because there was no video signal on the channel. You may have been trying to record on a channel that you don't receive."

The program does show only 2min 6sec (partial). The real problem is when I try and delete the recording it goes back to the "My Shows" screen and displays a gray X next to the program but never deletes. If I change screens and go back it then has the regular blue circle next to it. I have rebooted the TIVO and still it will not delete. HELP!

Does TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player still work after an upgrade to OSX Yosemite?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:37
Does TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player still work after an upgrade to OSX Yosemite?

Has anyone that uses the TiVo Transfer and the Roxio Video Player apps/programs upgraded their Mac to OSX Yosemite? If so, do the apps/programs still work.

The versions of TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player that I use was part of the instal package for Toast Titanium 11. There is a Toast Titanium 12, but it does not include the TiVo Transfer app/program. On the Roxio Support Forum for Toast 12 I read that you can transfer an older version of TiVo Transfer onto a computer using Toast 12. This still doesn't tell me if this will work with OSX Yosemite.

The TiVo Transfer app/program does not recognize the Roamio line of products, so I now use kmttg to transfer recorded content off of my TiVo's. kmttg is a much better program to use to transfer content off of the TiVo.

I have some transferred content that is still in a .TiVo format. With the TiVo Transfer app/program I can view the recordings and information about each show. With Roxio Video Player app/program I can play the .TiVo files on my computer without converting the files to another format.

Does anyone know if there any other "viewers" and / or "players" that will allow me to view a folder of .TiVo files, the date recorded and the synopsis information and then to play a .TiVo file on my computer?

Mac compatible programs would be what I am looking for, but I would also be interested in programs for Windows machines that I could run in a virtual machine within OS X, using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion.

William Shatner Comes to the DIY Network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:54
The making of William Shatner

Premiere displays 480i channel in 16:9 only

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:19
On my TiVo Premiere one of the SD alternate locals (but only one of them) will only display zoomed in 16:9 widescreen (as if I had chosen the "Full" aspect ratio on the TiVo Zoom (Aspect) control). If I press the Zoom button repeatedly the onscreen legend cycles through Full/Panel/Zoom but the displayed aspect ratio never changes. Other 480i channels display as expected.

Anything I should try?

Can you still add bookmarks to a recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:42
I can't seem to find a way to do it on my cable TiVo box.

I have TiVo. (Again).

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:16
Thanks to Cableone, (and in no small part to Motorola, for still having a 19th century piece of hardware in the 21st century).

I bought several TiVos in the early 2000s, but lost them in Katrina. But, now Cableone has switched out my ancient Moto boxes for a TiVo "Q". A little different model than a Roamio. It has the cable cards built in and it only records 4 channels at a time.

I'm just getting it set up now. A bit different from back in the day when the guide came through a Telco line. :)

I've been setting up SPs using the guide, and I've noticed that there's no indication on the guide that an SP has been set for a particular show.

Has that changed in recent years?

mini questions..?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:12
I will be ordering a Mini to hook up with my Roamio Plus

1... any deals out there..?

2.. which is better connection ethernet or MOCA ..

3.. I am a channel surfer will there be a lag in the UP/DOWN channel surfing

thanks for any info

V58 channel not authorized and Cablevision/Optimum

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:47
I am a few weeks in to Roamio ownership and about at the end of my rope.

Roamio Plus, Cablevision, NDS cablecard.

I can only go about 24 hours (sometimes 48) before I start getting V58 channel not authorized errors on different stations.

I have replaced the cable card, had the cards repeatedly rehit, unbound and rebound, etc etc.. nothing lasts.

Recently I have found that I don't really even need to mess with the cablecard, if I reboot the device the channels usually come back.

When it happens, I can actually have the same channel on two different tuners and one tuner will have the program displayed and the other tuner will say channel not authorized.

Cablecard is running the firmware version Tivo said should be the right one.

Anyone else fighting this battle? Solutions???



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