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Using TiVo just for TimeShift?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:43
can I use second hand TiVo series 2 just as TimeShifting device?
I live in Europe and can't find anything cheap and good as TiVo, so I considered buying and using second-hand TiVo series 2 from ebay.
Could I connect my SAT receiver via analog(RCA) connection to TiVo, and than from TiVo to TV? Would that stuff work?
Basically I just need device that can pause video from RCA input, nothing more, no recording, no tv guide and etc. It this plausible with TiVo?
And if answer is yes, what model do you suggest?

Expander drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:52
I've read so much about expander drives causing crashes, which mine is doing, but can I just stick my 1TB drive into the unit replacing the 160 GB drive?

Tivo no longer transfers back full recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 23:23
Transfers go fine from TiVo to TiVo desktop, but when I transfer them back to TiVo, it only sends back about 2/3 of the show and calls it a partial recording. I tried rebooting the TiVo, restarting TiVo desktop, nothing. How can I fix this?

Roamio, Premiere XL4 & Mini on same 'network'

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 22:06
I Currently have a Roamio Pro with Lifetime, and a mini connected on the same network - The mini "sees" the shows on the Roamio (most of the time).
I retired the old Premiere Elite / XL4, I am having a new house built, and could use the extra box again (obviously with subscription)....
My question is, will the mini 'see' the shows on both Tivo boxes? Will the Roamio see the shows on the Premiere and vice-versa etc......?
Any advice greatly appreciated!

Sorry for being such a schmuck lately

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:22
Just wanted to say sorry for such argumentative posts lately - I am generally a pretty easy going guy. I am Just in kind of a mood lately I guess.

That and two topics that just get my temperature rising kind of got me going! :)

Screen savers and 4k for those of you that haven't noticed. Anyway, I will tone down a little.

Video tearing and artifacts on Verizon fios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:10
I have intermittent video tearing on my Roamio Plus connected to Verizon fios.

How do I debug this to figure out whether it is the AV equipment, cabling or the tivo.


66th Prime Time Emmy Awards [2014] - LIVE with spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:03
It's Monday. And the Emmy awards are on.

I think Seth did a pretty job with the opening monologue. Let's see who wins awards. One already awarded.

$0 down Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 18:08
Got this in my email this morning. Links do not work, also unable to find on TiVo's website. Is this over already?
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Should I even bother watching? (NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:00
I have been recording 3 shows that I haven't watched yet - they are:

The Strain
The Lottery

Should I even bother?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:47
I am at a loss... I have had my TiVo for a few years and it works fine but the other day one station, channel 2 has no audio. This is when watching live or recorded programing. All other stations are fine. Any suggestions? Thanking you in advance, Penney

Masters of Sex | "Asterion" | 2014-08-24 S2E07

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:07
Quick thread start. Time flies in this episode! :)

Top Moments: MTV VMA’s!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:13
  Last night, The Forum hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. While Miley won the highest honor last night, Beyonce’s finale (and husband and daughter) stole the show. Check out the Top Moments from the event here:   9:25pm – Following Taylor Swift’s performance of “Shake It Off”, Chelsea Handler is on center stage to give out the award for Best Male Video. In announcing this award, Chelsea tells the VMAs she would present if they put her up after someone who is white, “So thank you Taylor Swift for being so white!”. Continue Reading

Multiroom transfer broken by 20.4.2 update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:14
The setup is a Series3 HD and a Premier. Since the Premier was updated to 20.4.2 I can no longer transfer recordings from the Premier to the Series3. The Series3 does not find the Premier.

The Premier finds the Series3 just fine. Tivo desktop can find both from a laptop and from a desktop. Both DVRs connect to Tivo Service without problem. The network status on both DVRs shows signal strength in excess of 90%.

All of the trouble shooting steps from Tivo and all of the other superstitions suggested have been tried many, many times. The 20.4.2 Prenier update prevents the Series3 from connecting to the Premier!

Is there any way to backout the update and return the Premier to a working DVR?
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Recording Will Transfer As Soon As Possible

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:14
Running a Premiere Elite with the latest update, and Desktop Plus (2.8.2) on a Windows 7 PC. They are connected by a wired network connection.

I placed a video (WMV format) in the My TiVo Recordings folder on my PC. I then went to the TiVo, selected the PC and could see the video title. Selected it to transfer to the TiVo. Checked a couple hours later and the video is not showing in My Shows. Went back to Devices and clicked on the video, then hit the Info button. The message says "This recording will start transferring as soon as possible". This was on Friday night.

As of last night (Sunday), it still shows the same status. Based on what I've seen in other threads, I've power-cycled the PC, TiVo and router. I just did a test and transferred a show from the TiVo to the PC and it worked fine, but the video going from the PC to the TiVo still shows the will-start-ASAP message.

Am I missing something obvious here?

Multiple programs, one channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:00
I think I know how Tivo handles this, but I'm not sure. Sunday nights are when my DVR is the busiest. I record The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, and Once Upon a Time. Because of football, I always have the FOX shows record an extra 3 hours. On Directv, this setup would have only used 2 tuners (Even with all the FOX shows recording, even when The Cleveland Show and American Dad were on too), leaving my DVR free to record 3 different channels. On Tivo, this is going to use all 4 tuners, correct? So if something else moves to Sunday night, I'm screwed?

Tivo Romaio OTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:32

Cost: $50
Monthly: $15 - The catch, there's no "lifetime" option.

Big Brother - 8/24/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:29
You know the season sucks when every time you come on TCF the next day, nobody has bothered to start an episode thread yet. :)

This may have been the most boring and predictable episode thus far. Once Donny lost the HoH competition, I came very close to turning off the show and deleting the episode. It turns out, I should have. The red herrings were ridiculous, and the forced diary room comments were a joke. Nobody in their right mind thought for a second that Cody was going to put up anybody but Nicole and Donny.

HDMI switch that can be used with Tivo remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:36
I am using Premiere with and old Sony TV with only 1 HDMI port. I am now adding an XBOX so I will need 2 HDMI ports.

Is there any HDMI switch out there that I could program with the Tivo remote?

I would like to use the Tivo remote and point at the HDMI switch so I change inputs back and forth from the 2 HDMI sources. (Premiere, XBOX).

I want to keep using the standard Tivo remote and don't want to switch to the learning remote.

Please let me know if you can suggest model. Thanks.

Series 2 TiVo-IR Control of "broadcast" DTA converter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:04
I have two Series 2 TiVos. I have discontinued cable TV service. I live in the New York City metropolitan area. We have *many* different TV stations, all broadcasting in digital TV format. I have two, fully functional "DIGITALSTREAM" DTX9900 Digital to Analog Converter boxes. I have connected these converters to the TiVos, and can record "manually".

TiVo does not offer an identified IR command code set for this product (box). so I cannot get the connected TiVo to change channels on the converter box.

I contacted TiVo and requested creation of an IR code set for this product, and offered to send the details of the box's IR command set.

TiVo representative "bailed" (that is, demurred) and referred me to this forum.

This lack of support is depressing and annoying.

It appears that TiVo has stopped actively supporting their Series 2 products. I also note the loss of the "universal swivel search" function. When I queried their tech support on this issue, they said, in effect, "we'll get back to you. . ." They never did.


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