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Network remote for Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:48
I read in the Mini specs that you cannot use the TiVo app to change channels on the Mini.

I'll describe my situation and hopefully someone will have a solution.

Currently, I have a TV in the master bedroom hooked up to a Premiere unit. The HDMI cable comes out of the back of the Premiere and goes into a 1x2 HDMI amplifier splitter. Two HDMI cables come out of the splitter, one to the master bedroom TV and the other goes up through the wall, into the attic, and down into the master bath, where it connects to another TV.

We use the TiVo app on an old iPod Touch kept in the master bathroom to change channels on the Premiere. There is no line-of-sight from the master bathroom to the Premiere in the master bedroom.

I am considering replacing the Premiere unit in the bedroom with a Mini. (I have a Premiere XL4 in the family room, which I am considering upgrading to the Roamio Pro)

How can (should) I change the channel on the possible future master bedroom Mini from the master bathroom?

Question on wishlist vs. season pass settings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:39
Just curious, if I have a wishlist and a season pass and the same show applies to the search, which recording settings will it honor (e.g. let's say wishlist has a setting to record 1 hour longer etc.)?

Which carrier for shipping sold TiVos?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:22
I recently sold two on eBay, using UPS to deliver -- before checking UPS rates.

Both TiVos were in original TiVo packaging. To ship + insure + "require signature" on a Premier was $26 (to go 300 miles north, in-state) and a S3 was $38 (to from the east coast to Colorado).

Was curious what folks were using as their preferred shipper for their sold TiVos.


Remove sold TiVo boxes from website...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:17

I have two old boxes with lifetime that I no longer own listed in my account info page. How can I get rid of these?



Netflix has arrived on the Mini!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:12
Well, the wait is finally over, Netflix showed up on my Mini Saturday afternoon, I love it! The Netflix for kids is a great addition, I know this feature isn't exactly new, but new to Tivo owners.

The app launches fast ,and is much more usable than on the Premiere, now I cant wait until my Roamio gets here, good bye premiere units!

Do I need a new Cablecard ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:12
I've been using my current cablecard quite successfully for the last 4 years. First on my Series 3 as a single channel device and then moved it to Premier as a 4 channel.

I've got a Romanio Pro coming tomorrow. Do I need to go pickup a newer card to take advantage of the 6 channel recording ?


Will Roamio Plus or Pro allow IOS streaming from a Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:07
I've looked around and can't really find a definate answer to this.

Will the IOS streaming capability in the Roamio also enable streaming for my Premier box too or do I also need to buy a separate streaming box to enable that?

Say Goodbye for Now on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls – NBC 9PM ET Three teams are left to take on Mother Nature as a downpour in the rain forest poses the greatest threat the contestants have faced. After the challenge a winner will be picked. Two teams will be sent home empty-handed, but one pair will share in the $500,000 grand prize.     TUESDAY – Pretty Little Liars – ABC Family 8PM ET Another season finale is upon us and there are more questions in it than answers. On Pretty Continue Reading

Streaming live TV outside the home with Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:34
So, it looks like the Roamio line will be able to stream live TV outside the home, correct? Basically, a built-in slingbox (Pro & Plus) if you will. When this feature comes, will it basically just use one of the Roamio's available tuners & not affect the current viewer?

I am hoping it works this way as I have looked into some slingbox type products that would work with TiVo, but all of them basically require changing the channel and would affect whoever is watching at that time. Having this non-intrusive feature on a Roamio would be great & could be a tipping point for me to get one.

Any thoughts?

Chromecast Not So Great for Network Television Streaming

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:03

I spent more time playing with Chromecast this weekend while also contemplating the ongoing CBS blackout for Time Warner subscribers. At the moment, CBS is also blocking access to its shows on CBS.com for TWC subs. However, there is some legal argument that the network shouldn’t be able to discriminate against a specific set of [...]

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The website sucks. Never remembers you.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:37
NEVER does the Tivo website remember me for more than one day. There is a checkbox that says "keep signed in for 45 days" and I always check it. This is not a problem for any other site and I have cookies on. EVEN SAYS MY NAME AT THE TOP - but yet, have to sign in AGAIN, always.

Just one of the problems with the site, which is pure crap.


Almost bought the Roamio until...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:34
Almost bought the Roamio until...I went through the Checkout process and the MSD disappeared from the pricing and the price jumped back up to $1349 (Roamio Pro + Lifetime & Mini + Lifetime).

I have been using Tivo for 11 years and I think Tivo would be smart enough to offer a token discount offer to their loyalist.

I am rethinking purchasing the roamio and think that $1350 buys a ton of content and movies that I can purchase through and apple or a roku of which I both own.

Does anyone else feel the same and has put off on purchasing a Roamio?

Bought Roamio Pro...Keep Premiere for Bedroom or Go With a Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 09:58

I've just purchased a Roamio Pro with Lifetime to replace my TiVo Elite / Premiere XL 4 w/ Lifetime in my basement, my main TV watching area. I have a Premiere XL with Lifetime that my wife uses in the living room and then a Premiere with Lifetime in the bedroom, which we don't have any season passes on. We don't watch a whole lot of TV in the bedroom unless we are sick in bed or watching an occasional single show at night before bed. I was thinking I could go with the Mini in the bedroom so I can have a newer interface and have all the recordings centralized on the Roamio Pro. I plan on selling the Premiere XL 4 for sure. Already up on Ebay. The Premiere XL gets my wife's trashy reality shows...LOL...Has anyone gone this route and regretted it? Do you miss the dual live buffers?



Hell's Kitchen Season 11 aftermath

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 09:51
I'm a little surprised not to find any thread for HK Season 11, which ended about a month ago.

Anyway, this year's prize was to be "head chef" (what that means can be up to some broad interpretation, although there is a guaranteed $250,000 "salary" for one year) at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. However, it was just announced that, "due to personal matters," the winner, Ja'Nel Witt, will not be cooking there. (TMZ has a report on just what those "personal matters" were.)

Note that she will still get the $250,000 prize, and the runner-up will not be receiving the job at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Ja'Nel's place.

Managing 450 HD hours

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 09:39
So I've heard some stories about "user profiles", though I don't think there's been any official information on that topic. So I'm wondering if there are currently ANY tools on Roamio to help manage 450 HD hours? I'd like to replace 2 Tivos with 1 Roamio, but I'm not sure my wife will want to sift through hundreds of hours of my *junk* to find the pearls that are *her* shows! :p

Big Brother 15 in NYC Metro area 8/29/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 08:35
Big Brother will be shown on WLNY-55 TV this Thursday. Jets preseason football will be on WCBS.

It is channel 55 on FIOS and 10 on Cablevision (not all systems). Not sure what channel it is on with the other systems in the NYC Metro area.

The Newsroom S02E07 : Red Team III

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 08:30
Interesting episode; at least it confirmed some of the speculation we had, such as it's a wrongful termination suit for Jerry Dantana.

The incorrect Heli manifest story was far fetched, but still entertaining.

What I don't understand, though, is that (I thought) Charlie said in the previous episode he knew at 10:05 it was all fake; it seems like it took a lot longer.

Some great interactions, especially with Don and the lawyer.

Leona Lansing's reaction was great, although given previous season, I would have thought she'd treasure the opportunity to get rid of Will and Charlie.


Odd HDMI Audio glitch

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 08:18
I have a relatively new Premiere XL4. A month ago I suddenly lost audio through the HDMI connection (Pioneer AV Receiver, 18 mo old). Video is fine but audio just "pops".

Tried a new HDMI cable, no effect. Switched to a different HDMI input on my receiver, problem resolved.

Now, a month later, problem comes back. Same result- switching HDMI inputs fixes the issue.

I have a cable box, blue ray player and xbox 360 all connected to the same receiver with HDMI and no issues at all.

I realize that I can switch to component video and digital audio but I really shouldn't have to. Things ought to work!

Any thoughts?

Meet The TiVo Mini Me DTA

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 08:07

The Roamio isn’t TiVo’s only summer set-top launch, as Evolution Digital DTAs featuring the TiVo UI are now being made available to cable partners. This particular, diminutive DTA is HD-capable and the lower cost hardware can obviously be loaded up with TiVo — enabling operators to deliver a consistent experience to secondary televisions. Features of this [...]

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