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Service activation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 16:36
How long after subscribing to the guides service ($14.99) will it take my roamio plus to activate? It's been several hours since I signed up.

iOS7 not sleeping?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 15:05
I've been using the Stream for over a year now while going to bed. The way it has always worked is if I fall asleep during a show when it gets to the end of that show the TiVo app goes into a state where it allows the iPad to fall asleep. So I wake up in the morning and the screen is off and the iPad is charged.

A few times over the last week, after upgrading to iOS7, I've woke up in the morning with the screen still on, paused on the final frame in the video. This not only means my screen was on a static image for 6+ hours, which can't be good, but it means the iPad doesn't charge because I'm using a 5v iPhone charger in the bedroom and apparently that's not enough for it to charge while the screen is on.

I ran some tests while awake and it's sporadic. Sometimes when it gets to the end of a show it puts up the "delete?" dialog and the iPad falls asleep after 5 minutes. Sometimes it stalls at the end and the iPad never goes to sleep. Doesn't seem to be any pattern as to why either one occurs.

Is anyone else having this problem?

The Goldbergs - Series Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 13:01
I can see this show becoming a hit with some fine tuning. The cast is great, as is Patton Oswalt as the narrator. The mom cracks me up, as I always loved her character on Reno 911. She appears to have lost a lot of weight since that show left TV. Jeff Garland as the father is my favorite, he can just about say anything and I'll laugh. The grandfather talking to the youngest son about boobs was unexpectedly hilarious. Overall that was about as much as you can expect from a pilot. I look forward to seeing how this show plays out this season. I'm in.

Sheldon Maid

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 11:53
Saw a promo on TBS for Big Bang Theory had Sheldon in a french maids outfit, I thought I had seen every ep never saw that which one is it? The only thing I can think of was in the last minute they have at end, after commercials got cut off in a lot of my recordings.

Submit RSS Video to TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 11:38

On that page, there's a link at the bottom that says "or submit it to us". Clicking that sends you to here, which generates a 404 error:


So how are we supposed to do that? Anyone know what the true link is there?

CSpire Fiber to the Home

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 10:49

Just heard about this CSpire initiative to bring Gigabit fiber to the home. I really want to know if CSpire will be able to support TiVo's and cablecards. I've asked CSpire and am waiting to see if they'll answer. But I thought I'd ask here in case someone has already gotten an answer.

Fiber at 1Gbps up and down with television/TiVo support would rock!

Samsung Smart Cable Box Launching 11/5 @ $200?

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:57

Thanks to a recently uncovered Amazon listing, we now have a bit more detail on Samsung’s upcoming hybrid set-top box that mates digital cable, via CableCARD, with over-the-top Internet apps like Netflix. Sorta like a TiVo. Without a hard drive or DVR capabilities… The curious Samsung solution, first uncovered via FCC filings and later filmed in [...]

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Roamio TivoToGo settings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:47
The other night I was trying to stream a show to the Bedroom Roamio and I kept getting an error that said that "This Tivo must be on the same account". I though this message was a little odd since it worked the day before without any glitches. So I logged in to my Tivo account and notice that one of the check boxes was unchecked for "Sharing Video". So I checked the box and saved the setting and did a force check in for the Tivo having the problem. I notice on the Settings page that the Tivo To Go setting was i,i,i,i and after the force check in the Tivo To Go setting changed to a,a,a,i. This was different then my Other Tivo Roamio which was set for a,a,a,a.

I have tried multiple force connections and I still have the settings of a,a,a,i. What does this mean? I can transfer video back and forth from both devices but I can not stream from the Bedroom Tivo. I can however stream from the Living Room Tivo just fine. I have tried rebooting the Bedroom unit twice and still can only transfer. I have even gone back and toggled the settings in my tivo account for "shared video". I am more curious as to why the setting was unchecked in the first place.

If you look at the help page for Tivo it only shows the settings for Tivo To Go as a,a,a but I have a,a,a,i on one and a,a,a,a on the other? Is the Tivo support page wrong here? Has anybody else ran into this problem?

Time Warner & CCI protection byte

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:00
I found in the last 48 hours Time Warner in NYC has set CCI protection byte for broadcast channels(CBS, NBC, ABC).

So, I've lost the ability to download shows to my ipad, which I use traveling.

Any suggestions?

Clearly calling Time Warner's customer service number is getting me nowhere.

The Trophy Wife "Pilot" S1E1 09/24/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:50
This was funny! I was very pleasantly surprised. Only recorded because I typically try to watch all new sitcoms, and honestly, I didn't have high hopes, nor did I really care. Just didn't sound that appealing. And the reviews were mixed.

And this is why we actually WATCH THEM. I thought this was funny, and for a pilot, surprisingly well-fleshed out. First off, the actors are great. Between Malin Ackerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden and others, they have an amazingly deep cast. Both Whitford and Harden could do this in their sleep, yet they really seemed to bring their A game (ok, no more cliches).

It was funny, had a catchy plot, no characters you immediately hate or think "miscast", but mainly, kept me laughing and entertained the entire time.

If I had a single complaint, it would be the sheer number of characters we had to meet. But any sitcom pilot faces this, and I'm sure within a couple of eps, they'll be family.

Again, as with many sitcom pilots, the first five minutes have some cringe and you want to delete it right then. But unlike most pilots, where it takes an episode or two before the fun overcomes the cringe, within minutes I was liking this.

I have no idea what the buzz is, or if anyone watched. It may be doomed from the start. But I liked it.

Try it!:up:

Considering Slingbox 350 or 500 with my Roamio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:24
Anyone using one of these sling box models with Roamio? I have read the 500 HDMI passthrough may not work due to HDCP, so it looks like the cheaper 350 may suffice.

Does anyone know if there are confirmed plans to provide access to Roamio over browser so I could watch without a Slingbox on my PC?



TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:01
With IPTV becoming the standard (twc supposedly rolling out next year) has anyone heard anything about an IPTV TiVo?

Hostage - S1 E1 - Pilot - 9/23/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 07:23
I was surprised two days later, no thread.

I watched this last night I have to say, I enjoyed it. There was plenty of suspense and not much info given for the reasons, other than one of the President's cabinet members appears to be behind it. A lot more to find out.

The only thing I didn't like all that much was how they portrayed the hubby and the two kids. Too predictable that they were all going to be troubled.

The hubby....as soon as he said he had to go coach Lacrosse, I said, he's having an affair (of course he goes and DOES coach lacrosse, but I was right anyway!!)

The son...seriously, a drug dealer? He couldn't be a normal kid? I know this is probably a setup for the drug supplier he owes money to to show up at the door.

The daughter..It's become so cliche these days that EVERY teenage girl has to get pregnant. Oh well. We'll see if they hold the hostages long enough that the baby comes into play.

Hopefully this doesn't go completely off the rails like most of these series do.

Roku Refreshes Low End Of Streamer Lineup

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 07:14

Three new streamers will be joining the Roku 3 for the 2013 holiday season… as Roku continues to confuse customers by reusing product names (despite differing features and channel support). The new Roku LT, Roku 1, and Roku 2 sport the updated look introduced with the R3 and we’ll continue to recommend the $50 model [...]

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Roamio Video on Demand auto download not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 06:16
I have two base Roamios, and two Series 3 OLEDs.

The Video on Demand Season Pass automatic downloads do not work on the Roamios, but do work on the Series 3 OLEDs.

Example: Tekzilla. I've had a season pass to Tekzilla on one Series 3 for a year or two. No problems.

I migrate from a Series 3 to a base Roamio, transfer my OTA season passes and shows to the Roamio, and let them both run for a couple of days. The Roamio is working fine for the OTA shows.

I then add a season pass for the Tekzilla web show to the Roamio. A week or two later, I realize I'm not getting Tekzilla web shows. If I surf the Roamio to the Tekzilla listing, I can select a show and use Watch Now without problem. But automatic transfer via season pass or manually selecting several past episodes to be downloaded to the Roamio does not work. A few past episodes will download, then nothing more.

I tried a different base Roamio, same problem.

Each week, a Tekzilla show appears on the Series 3, but no show appears on the Roamios.

All TiVos are connected to the same netgear switch in the media center. All TiVos use the same DNS config, subnet mask and gateway. Each Tivo has a unique static IP address configured on the same subnet. All TiVos connect to the TiVo service, and Netflix and Hulu Plus without problem, so the problem must be with Roamio implementation of this function.

I get the same symptoms for a Security Now web show season pass as well.

The base Roamio software is not up to snuff.

Sons of Anarchy - "Poenitentia" - 9/24/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/25/2013 - 00:29
Clay lives, (yet again!), Tig dies :(
I do NOT accept this!:mad: (Irish be DAMNED!)

Wish they would just go ahead a spin off Bobby and his nomads into it's own series and get on with that story. (seems like what is ultimately going to happen anyway)

To Do LIstMystery

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:44
I have been using Tivo for almost 15 years now and never saw this before. Don't even know how it is possible.

I have two Series 3 Tivos bought at the same time and both upgraded with 1TB drives. Because the CBS Sunday schedule is going to be disrupted by a fxxtball game, I decided to move a scheduled recording of the Amazing Race to the other Tivo. The episode is now and has been for several days showing in both To Do Lists.

The Episode scheduled for 8PM on 9/24 is titled, "We're Not in Oklahoma No More" and shows as Episode 2301. All that is identical in both To Do Lists but here is the mystery. On the Tivo where it was originally scheduled as a season pass the episode is one hour long. On the Tivo where I added the recording it is listed as a two hour episode.

It is the first episode of the new season and IS a two hour episode. On the Tivo where I added the recording, there are no conflicts, no clipping, no problems. Same for the season pass recording except that it is erroneously showing it as a one hour episode with no conflicts, no clipping and no problems. How is this possible?

Before submitting this, I reviewed it and noticed that my use of the word fxxtball (which I will now change to fxxtball) was converted to a link which goes to an ad. I guess that is a new annoying addition since my last visit here on July 24.

OK, I guess there is no way around it because it has now made the word mxstery a new link to a different ad.

Using Tivo HD without cablecard and unscrambled standard package

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/24/2013 - 23:18
I just moved to LA and I was planning on using OTA HD with my TiVo HD. For some reason I can't get a stable picture on any of the channels. I plugged my coaxial cable into my TV and I was getting all the normal broadcast channels in HD and extended cable in pretty horrible SD. I have TWC.

A couple questions:
- Is there any solution to record HD channels with my TiVo without installing cablecards?
- Anyone know if TWC always has free unscrambled local stations in HD or is it just a situation with my building? I don't want to set-up cable cards and have them turn off our whole building realizing the situation
-If I plug my antenna and the coaxial cable even though I don't get a good signal does that change anything?

I'm going to test it but I wanted to see if anyone has any good suggestions.


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