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Steranko reviews SHIELD!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 18:08
Man, is THIS gonna be made of awesome! Jim Steranko, the man who invented Nick Fury & SHIELD as we know them*, will be reviewing each week's episode for The Hollywood Reporter!


He's led a pretty incredible life. And he'll be the first to tell you that!


* Yes, I know, Stan Lee & Jack Kirby created both the character and the organization. But Steranko took over the book fairly early, and turned it into something cool.

ipad app going senile - doesn't recognize home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:35
I'm overall loving the iOS TiVo App with my new Roamio and Mini. Just one problem -- I think it's going a little senile because sometimes it doesn't recognize home.

I've got a Roamio downstairs and a Mini upstairs. Each location has its own wireless access point (sharing the same ssid and security settings, but on different channels.) The two networks are joined via MoCA -- the Roamio's internal adapter downstairs, and a standalone adapter upstairs.

The ipad app mostly recognizes that it is home, but occasionally gets confused when I change floors and/or change which TiVo device it is controlling. When that happens it will switch to its away state. Sooner or later it will eventually re-recognize home but I haven't found a pattern yet.

The network is otherwise solid. I am not seeing problems on any other device as far as losing connectivity to other devices on its own floor, or the other floor. Its just the ipad app.

There is no other network that the ipad is joining, neither wifi nor radio (which it doesn't even have.) Its always talking to one of my two APs.

Anyway, does anyone have any technical details they can point me towards as far as how the app is trying to establish whether its home or not? If I better understood that maybe I could better figure out why its getting confused.

Download from Roamio problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 17:14
Any video downloaded from my Roamio Pro cannot be viewed with Windows Media Player or VideoReDo. This is true which ever download program I use, Tivo Desktop, pyTivo or KMTTG. The programs either crash or say they can't play that format.

If I transfer the video to my old S3 and then download there is no problem working with the file in VideoReDo on Windows Media Player.

If I transfer a video from my old S3 to the Roamio and then download it to my computer it fails to play.

Everything was working fine downloading from my old S3 or my THD before the Roamio. Nothing has changed on my computer.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem?


Tired Of Blaming Games Canceled Service Today

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:57
4 tuners only able to get 3 one with no signal. I got tired of Tivo saying is a Fios card problem even after i replaced a Roamio once and two diferent cable cards with the latest firmware. Just tired after 3 weeks of back and forth and closed account. Its a Tivo problem but they will just not admit it. I was only getting 3 tuners and one tuner without a signal then I programed Roamio to only receive 3 tuners and now I get 2 good tuners and the third with no signal making my season pass a crap shoot. Some will record and others wont due to no signal. Lost money on Roamio will try to sell. Its a shame because i liked tivo.

Roamio base and 3 minis?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:54
Newbie here...just wanted to get an exact answer from someone that has the Roamio. Basically, I have 4 TV's total and I want to use the Roamio base model to steam recorded shows (rarely, if ever, watch live TV) to the other 3 minis. My question is this- will watching a recorded show on a mini, take up a tuner from the Roamio? I called Tivo twice today, and two different people said that it does...meaning if I had all 3 minis watching recorded shows, then the base Roamio would only have one tuner left to record new shows. This sounds stupid to me, as the mini shouldn't be using a tuner to watch what is on the harddrive, but the Tivo reps insisted this is true. What is the real life answer please?

Roamio wont record fox channel 1005

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:16
This is weird, was trying to record Sleepy Hollow on fox. But for some reason the Roamio just goes to the station and does not record it, black screen. I can go to the station manually and it actually shows whats on, but it doesn't build up a buffer and if I press record nothing happens.

But the kicker is that it will record channel 5 fox in standard definition. Does this sound like a Roamio issure, or cable card(which is Cisco). I'm with Cox here in San Diego. I haven't noticed this issue with any other stations on my Roamio, and thoughts whats going on?


Tivo Premiere XL4 Ebay auction

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 15:16
I also have an e-bay auction for the Tivo Premiere XL4 bundle if anyone is interested:

Premiere XL4, TiVo Stream, MoCA



TiVo Premiere XL4, Premiere and Stream with MoCa for sale -$400 for all

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 15:09
I have the following items for sale:
TiVo Premiere XL4, purchased July 2012 - $250
TiVo Premiere, purchased June 2010 - $90
TiVo Stream, purchased December 2012 - $70
MoCA Adapter, purchased November 2011 - $50

I am located in Crown Point, Indiana (northwest IN, Lake County), which is 40 minutes southeast of Chicago. I will meet for local pickup in a 30 mile radius, or I will ship UPS ground, charges apply.

I am asking $400 for the whole bundle, or individually the prices are listed above. Reasonable offers will be considered. Paypal accepted, or cash only for local pickup.

All items are in perfect condition, and work perfectly. I am switching to DirecTV in a couple of weeks so I no longer need the equipment.

Please note they do NOT come with lifetime service.

Revolution - Second Season Starts 9/25/2013 8PM EDT

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 13:42
As we all know, the second season of NBC's Revolution starts tomorrow night at 8PM. Here's a promo from NBC.com:


For those of you who are interested in what's going to happen this second season, here is a discussion at Comic-Con 2013 from the show's cast and creator.

WARNING: This video contains a lot of spoilers about what happens in the second season, including details of the first episode.


Another NCIS spinoff planned

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:40
Oh good grief...another NCIS spinoff is planned.

The Voice - S5 - entire season thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:39
Just kicking this off. Some good talent so far. I like this new Christina. Not the look (although that is good too), but the attitude.

shows were suddenly ungrouped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:07
The old HD tivo might be showing its age finally. All my season passes ungrouped themselves and were showing singularly. No biggie, as regrouping was just one or two clicks away.

Just me or did it happen to others?

Streaming live to iPad - why is a recording created?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:01
Apologies if this has been discussed already - my quick search did not turn up anything.

I love that I can stream not only recordings but LIVE TV to my iPad - primarily for keeping up with a couple of sports events (otherwise why not just record one and watch the other right, as discussed in the various PIP threads?). Sports IMHO is the one scenario where this is really nice.

That being said, why does my Roamio Plus need to start a recording in order to stream one tuner? My Mini can grab a tuner and stream WITHOUT a recording, so why would streaming to the iPad require a dummy recording being created? It's slightly frustrating having to delete the unwanted recording when done. (Ok, admittedly this is a nice-to-have-first-world-problem.) Still though, I wonder why the built-in Stream can't just grab a tuner like the Mini can? Does anyone know if Tivo has every said anything about this?

New Fall Shows!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:00
Each September we look forward to tuning back into new episodes of our favorite shows, as well as checking out some of the new shows that are premiering for the first time. With your TiVo Roamio, you can record 6 shows at once and have more recording space, so why not add a few more to the roster? In this post, we will share with you a few of the shows that we can’t wait to check out!   About a Boy – NBC NBC has picked up a TV Continue Reading

TiVo Desktop for MAC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:47
Does TiVo support Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63)?

I get unexpected server access error #0-65535 when trying to view my photos. TiVo does "see" my photos name

Apple TV Updated. For Real This Time.

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:27

For a few short hours last week, Apple TV software update 6.0 was available. However, due to a variety of glitches, had been pulled. The patched software has made its triumphant return today, featuring iTunes Radio along with a few playback and synchronization enhancements. While iTunes Radio is frequently compared to Pandora, it feels more like […]

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Copywrite notice, why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:14

Lately some of the videos I upload to my Tivo won't play. I get a message to the effect that the copywrite holder won't allow it (or some such).

These videos easily play on my PC using VLC media player.

So why doesn't Tivo like them?

These seem to generally be .MKV files but other .MKV files play fine.

I'm using PyTivo to transfer the videos from my PC to Tivo.



Windows Server 2008 and Tivo Desktop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:46
Has anyone installed the Tivo Desktop (2.8.3) on Windows Server 2008 (not R2)? After adding the Plus License when the Desktop Starts to load there is a Transcoding Error Message. After the Desktop Loads all files show on the Desktop but when you view them from the Tivo you only see the files with the TIVO Extension and not any with the MP4 Extension.


Series 3 (OLED) cap list

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:33
I have a Series 3 with some reboot issues. I am thinking it may be the power supply and some of its caps & may attempt to replace them myself. It has been suggested to just replace them all to be safe.

I thought I remember seeing this somewhere, but can't seem to find it with search. Is there a full list of all the caps that are in the Series 3 (OLED) and what to exactly replace them with? I think the previous post even provided links to Amazon on where to actually get them.

Stream connectivity issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:11
Looking for advice before I give up and ship the Stream back to the mothership.

Had Tivo for about a decade several years ago. I migrated to COMCAST DVR when they came out mainly because the user interface to Tivo was slow and not very user friendly. I have been watching the technology evolve and the prices of COMCAST DVR increase. Two weeks ago I decided to buy a Romeo Tivo.

The Tivo box is working fine. The user interface is a lot more responsive if still quirky. I have a Mini which appears to be functioning ok. It frequently loses the Romeo which is a bit of a pain but I can live with that.

My problem is the Stream refuses to connect to my IOS devices. I have tried several different configurations. Currently the Romeo, the Mini and the Stream are all connected to an Apple Extreme. My two iPads are both connected to the Apple Extreme and functioning normally. The ethernet connection between the Romeo and the Mini is working reasonably well with occasional hickups. But the Stream is not visible to either of the iPads.

I have done all the trouble shooting steps. Rebooted all devices, connected the Romeo to the mothership several times etc. The Stream appears to boot up correctly. The status light changes from orange to flashing light. The ethernet status lights present normally. After a couple of minutes the status light turns to steady white. And neither iPad will see the Stream.

I have deinstalled and reinstalled the Tivo ap multiple times. One of the iPads is IOS 6 and the other is IOS 7. Both connect with the router and the outside world normally. Neither sees the Stream.

The Romeo is set for streaming / sharing and is working fine.

I can manage the Romeo using the Tivo ap on either iPad.

Any ideas?

Is there a way to log onto the Stream and see its status?

Thanks in advance for any advice you have to offer before I ship the thing back.


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