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TiVo Series 2, without Direct TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 13:01
I am about to knock Direct TV on the head, but only in the spare room.

At the moment, I am charged an extra $10 by Direct TV, for "mirroring" the signal that I get on the Direct TV receiver in the living room.

I now have a series 2 TiVo in the spare room, and I want to connect it to the
HDTV, which is a cheap Dynex model.

Will this be workable ?

I don't care that the series 2 will not record in HD.

$22 To Take Your Slingbox or TiVo Mini Wireless

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 07:06

For many years, I’ve relied upon a small ASUS wireless bridge (WL-330gE) for a variety of blog and personal projects around the house. And, frankly, I’m long overdue for a 802.11n upgrade… especially as I consider a second TiVo Mini – in my kitchen, lacking both coax and Ethernet connectivity. I’d originally considered having Verizon wire me […]

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Roamio Stream: The re-emergence of failed downloads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 06:32

I had a standalone stream and now rely on the Stream integrated into my Roamio. In both cases, I had initial problems with stalled downloads to my ipads. The fix was a simultaneous reboot of my router and the Roamio/Stream and it worked flawlessly (and I really do love the stream) until......yesterday when

- I was streaming a recording and it stalled repeatedly
- I was downloading a show and it timed out/failed repeatedly

I guess the fix will be to do the simultaneous re-boot again - which is fine - but it would be nice to know if there is a simple external explanation (for example, does the recent TiVO software update necessitate a cleansing reboot?) - Just hoping that I wont be in a mode where this happens randomly and without reason

Appreciate any thoughts


TV Worth Watching

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 03:13
Here's a thread for all our TV recommendations.

And questions about what's worth watching.

I was browsing the TV series available through Amazon Prime Instant Video, and there's lots there that I'm kinda interested in, but don't know what's worth it.

For example, is "America: The Story of Us" from the History channel worth watching?

Roamio now stuck on welcome screen.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:05
So a few hours ago I started a thread about my M-Card showing as not installed after 3 or so weeks with no issues since I had my Roamio. Now a 2nd issue has sprung up.

I know tonight I got the new software that was just released, I had rebooted successfully, I was just checking the Tivo to see if by some miracle my M-Card may be working now and Tivo was stuck on welcome screen, something made it reboot. I pulled power cord, plugged back in and it ran the animation until the welcome screen and it's stuck there again.

My HDDVR and Learning Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/10/2013 - 00:03
With my series 3 dvr and my learning remote I can control my Tivo, TV and sound bar using an IR repeater mounted on top of my TV bezel.

If I go with the new four tuner Roamio will I have the same capability?

TiVo Desktop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 22:12
So I was trying out TiVo desktop with VideoRedo. I transferred a show, edited with VRD then placed the edited file back in the My TiVo Recordings folder. However I cannot find this folder using our Pro or Minis.

What am I missing?

Thank you in advance.

Sound Bar Finally Programmed with Roamio Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 21:32
TLDR - if the 1999 code search doesn't work, make sure to also try the 0999 (or vice versa).

I have a Vizio sound bar. I used to have the glo remote with my elite and I could just learn from the vizio remote. But I love having RF so I wanted to use the Roamio remote. There was one code there and when I entered it, the light didn't blink 3 times like it was supposed to. So obviously it didn't work. Then I tried the code search. After about a half hour of pressing the chan up button, still no luck. So I thought I might get a new sound bar that could decode dolby digital, and my tv can output in dolby and you can control it through the tv. But I ran through all sorts of problems with that. Finally, I random saw that the code search for AV equipment and TVs were different. And within 5 seconds of searching for the code, it worked. So try both the 1999 and 0999 code searches.


The Tomorrow People 10/9/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 21:20
The CW knows how to do a superhero show.

Marvel should be ashamed.

The Tomorrow People was great. Kinda neat that we've got two actors out of the same extended family playing the lead roles on two different shows on the same network.

Arrow "City Of Heroes" 10/9/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:57
Summer Glau? Aw, man. This show is toast. She does look good, though. She gets better looking as she gets older.

Hopefully, Oliver adopts the name Green Arrow now.

Does Oliver's "no more killing" pledge square with the comic books?

Did my M-card just go bad? (Comcast Motorola)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:12
I've had my Roamio for 3 or so weeks now. TV just went out 5 minutes ago. Roamio doesn't even show I have M-Card inserted. I pulled it out and reinstalled. Roamio not even showing it installed.

Did the M-Card just go bad?

Cable is not out, because other TV's that use Comcast boxes are working.

Survivor: Blood vs. Water - 10/9/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 20:03
Wow! That was one crazy tribal council! Good for Caleb. I can't wait to see John and Candice's reaction when Culpepper gets to Redemption Island. :)

Series 3 HD in a Roamio?????

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:59
Can I take my 1 TB HD from my series 3 HD DVR and put it in a new Roamio Basic??

Or do I have to transfer all my recordings and pass managers from my HD DVR to a Roamio??

Question about MPEG-4 and TiVo HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:55
So I have been reading a lot about how the TiVo HD doesn't support MPEG-4 from the provider. Is this something one should worry about right now? I have seen some people say that their providers have switched some channels (HBO, Cinemax, etc.) over, and some have switched all channels. Do we have any indication that the conversion for most providers are coming soon? I ask the question because I just bought a used TiVo HD! :D

Roamio Remote Gone Bad or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love TiVo CS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:19
This morning my brand new Roamio remote began giving me fits. I attempted a Global Reset and that has sent it into some sort of "re-pairing loop" as once re-paired, the remote immediately loses pairing after attempting to once again setup control of TV Power or A/V Volume. Also, after resetting and re-pairing I can immediately cause it to lose pairing by pressing the remote icon on the front of the Remote to activate the find remote feature. It plays a single note of the tune it is supposed to play and stops and loses its pairing to the box. The activity lights on the remote are blinking both red and amber followed by flashing amber.

Anyway, online chat support through Tivo confirmed need for replacement but apparently cannot do so through chat as they referred me to phone support with a ticket number. Technical Support confirmed diagnosis through ticket number and nearly processed a replacement (I could hear the agent mumbling "accessories, remotes, Roamio, add to cart"), when she inquired where I had purchased the unit. I replied, "Weaknees.com" and she immediately put me on hold only to return and inform me Tivo does not honor the warranty when bought from anyone other than Tivo. I told her that doesn't sound right but she confirmed once again and I simply thanked her and hung up resolved to playing CS Roulette all night. I redialed and the lady who answered this time also stated that I would have to seek resolution through Weaknees.com (she also seemed incredulous that the remote was indeed, broken). As I read to her the Tivo warranty stating "whether bought from Tivo Direct or a third party retailer," she patched me through to customer service stating "oh, I'm in Tech Support, maybe Customer Service knows about that." The CS agent who answered confirmed my address and said it would be on its way in 7-10 days. I actually told him how surprisingly simple that was and explained to him the ordeal I was put through before being transferred to his department.

He chuckled.

TL;DR - Tivo Customer Support tells customers that warranty does not apply to Tivos bought elsewhere; sends replacement remote only because "you're a longtime customer."

Swapping Cablecards between TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:15
I currently have a TiVo Premiere that is paired with a cablecard (Comcast). I need to test out a TiVo HD unit to ensure it works. That said, I will be removing the cablecard from the Premiere and pairing it with the HD for a short while. Will I be able to then pair it back to the Premiere and not have any problems (like the recordings getting erased)?

Roamio and Mini update today (10/09/2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 18:06
Both my Roamio Pro and two Minis just got updates so I'm in the process of rebooting them. Is this just minor bug fixes?

Glee - ANyone still watching?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:09
Haven't seen a post yet this thread. Anyone still watching?

Netflix and TiVo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:01
I'm seeing a lot of threads on the issues with the Netflix streaming app on the TiVo Premiere, but I'm not seeing any solutions other than buying more hardware.

Lately, when we watch a movie streamed from Netflix the TiVo reboots itself near the end of the movie, and leaves a gap in the show/shows being recorded from cable. This always happens right near the end, and I'm surmising that Netflix has streamed the entire movie into the TiVo buffer and then the TiVo thinks it's getting a signal to reboot, and it does. Because TiVo takes an unusually long time to reboot (3-5 minutes) we lose large portions of the recording shows. Does anyone have a solution for this, or is this another example of the poor software that TiVo continues to write?


Exclude a channel in wishlist recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/09/2013 - 15:14
How do I do this?

I created a wishlist to catch all live boxing without me having to remember to set things to record as various episode titles (the name listed in the guide for the event), dates, and channels make season passes useless.

Wishlists are a very cool feature for this and I'm just beginning to grasp their power, but I've run into a problem. While excluding titles and requesting new only has greatly reduced the collateral I am collecting in the folder, I can't figure out how to stop these random, old fight cards on SNY (the NY Mets channel) from taking up precious space.

We recorded and are currently going through the entire series Breaking Bad marathon and only have a basic. This coupled with the facts that we give every new show half of their pilot to hook us and that old favorites are back with new seasons means we have a very full DVR ranging 80-95% full. I mark everything keep until I delete with some light viewing exceptions.

That is why this is currently a big deal. These cards, with my half hour padding, take up space and may prevent a beloved show from recording and I can't figure out how to exclude them. They are simply titled Boxing, so I can't exclude that. They are also marked as new even though they are not and they contain no description so I can't exclude them based on a random phrase in there. I also can't remove SNY from my guide because I use the channel in another wishlist.

The only solution I can think of would be just simply to exclude SNY from the results, but that, oddly, doesn't seem to be an option. What can I do within the wishlist feature to stop it from recording them?

EDIT: Here is a thought if I am as doomed in the wishlist world as I think I am: Would it be possible to attach an external HD to temporarily expand space while we continue to go through Breaking Bad?


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