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Roamio not responding at all

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:19
This morning, I woke up to a Roamio tuned to QVC and completely non-responsive to the remote. Any button press results in the "clang" sound that means error and the yellow light on the box lighting up. I've power cycled the TiVo twice now. Each time, it seems to power up normally until the point where you normally get the little dancing TiVo movie. However, instead of the movie, I get a black screen, hear a short "blip" sound (the normal button press sound, I think) and then QVC with the behavior described above.

Any thoughts? Dead hard drive maybe?

TiVo Research Reveals Dramatic Increase in Multitasking During TV Viewing

TiVo Blog - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:00
Today TiVo revealed results from its Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey. The results indicate a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing: over half of the 856 survey respondents reported multitasking every time or almost every time they watch TV (51 percent); compared to just over one third (36 percent) in last year’s survey. Though TV multitasking may be on the increase, viewers also report an increase in TV viewing as the primary focus: 47 percent of respondents’ total TV time is spent with their primary attention Continue Reading

TiVo Mini limitations when using playing from secondary Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:56
I'm new to Roamio/Minis after spending years with S3.
I have 2 Roamios and 5 Minis in the home.
If Mini #1 is set to pair to Roamio A, I can manage season passes on Roamio A just fine. I can also see Roamio B in the My Shows list and select it and browse its recorded shows and play from there. What doesn't seem to work is trying to manage the season pass of a recorded show on Roamio B. I see a selection for Manage Season Pass under the show menu, but when I click it I get jumped back to the main menu. Is this a limitation?


Google Submits 2nd Gen Chromecast To FCC

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:41
More than a after release, Google appears poised to refresh Chromecast (in addition to cranking away on the new Android TV platform). As to what’s improved, FCC filing details are scarce due to the typical 180 confidentiality request. Having said that, we anticipate this is a minor hardware revision given the incoming device sports the same model number as my original […]

Digital Media Bytes

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 06:10
A periodic roundup of relevant news… Google and Asus release first Android TV device for $99 The Nexus Player, which was announced in conjunction with the Nexus 6 phone, the Nexus 9 tablet and Android Lollipop on Wednesday, is being manufactured by Asus and will be available for pre-order starting October 17 and go on […]

Bright House Central Fla now copy-protects everything

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:39
Seems like Bright House Central Florida turned on copy protection on local channels within the past couple of days.

Up to now, all cable networks were copy-protected, but not local channels. Now everything newly recorded on my new Roamio-plus shows as copy-protected on TiVo Desktop, and the CCI byte on DVR Diagnostics screen shows as 0x02 on every channel I've looked at.

Transferring recorded copy protected shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:49
How copy protected shows which are most of my recorded shows can be transferred between Tivos?

Any advice on how to record something from the buffer?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:34
Sorry if I missed this in my searching.
I’ve had a TiVo Roamio Pro for about a mouth now and generally I like it but there are several issues that I have had that at times can be quite frustrating. Question: Should you be able to record something you are watching that is in the buffer if the next show has started even by one second or minute? Say for instance what you are watching occurred at 7:50pm and live TV is just one minute past 8 pm?
Btw this does not involve scheduled recordings or any of the other methods to record in advance. I’m only referring to times you simple sit down to watch live TV on one of the 6 tuners that each has a 30 minute buffer where you are able to rewind, fast forward, pause and play with no problems, I am simply not able to find a way to save what I am watching.
Is this normal or is my unit defective or is there something I can do to be able to record what I am watching at any time?
By the way I only have about 10% of the drive used. It does work fine if it is after the start of a show and that is the portion I am watching. (example if the show started at 8pm and I’m watching live or even the buffer at 8:10) In that case I press record, and click “Record this episode” and the record light comes on and that is it, it is recording. But if I am watching and wanting to save something I see in the portion before the start of that same show, I do not get the option, “Record this episode” I only get various other options none of which I want. If for some reason it cannot record what I want to record, it does not tell me that I cannot record it, it only gives me options like “Explore this show” say what? I just want to record. I did after all press the red button labels “Rec”.
Again I know I can schedule recordings, have suggestions or other various prerecorded options which I do use, but again this is for times you are switching around live TV on the tuners you have set with buffers and have done the only thing you can do to be able to skip commercials on live TV, by backing up into the buffer so you have the ability to fast forward.
I did do quite a bit of searching through forums but only found responses like, "that is the way TiVos have always been. And then others reply well that might be a fact but it is not an explanation. And those that I found were only for older units.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, besides telling me I should have set recordings ahead of time. LOL

Survivor: We're a Hot Mess OAD 10-15-15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:22
You never, ever throw a challenge. Glad it bit Drew in the butt.

Cable card problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:06
Had a lot of trouble setting up cable card, after 2 hrs have all channels except HBO, calls to my cable company have not helped. Very disappointed with this new Roamio Plus, my old Toshiba is still great. Can a Roamio be connected through a cable box like older Tivos?

Working on Fire HD now

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:31
Just noticed I got an update on my Fire HD and streaming is working now. I played with it a bit and I don't seem to get the "problem streaming" like I do on my iPad. So this appears to be a problem with the iOS app and/or iOS itself and not the Stream in general. If only my Fire had a bigger screen I might use it for bedtime instead.

Marry Me - Season One Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:29
So... thoughts?

This is from David Caspe, the guy who made Happy Endings. And also stars Casey Wilson, who was in HE. And happens to be his RL wife.

This was one of the more erratic pilots I've ever seen. There were parts that were drop-dead funny. Laugh out loud funny, with some great twists you don't see coming. There were also parts that were frustratingly dumb (like the opening scene--just TURN AROUND already).

In its favor, it has a great pedigree, and sitcom pilots are notoriously challenging. Also like almost all the actors. Nobody I don't like. So I'll give it another.

But will America?

Here are the ratings: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...6#post10276006

Person of Interest - S4E04 - "Brotherhood" - 10/14/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 18:26
I suppose that after throwing so much information at us in the previous three episodes, the writers felt it necessary to slow down a bit for this episode.

Quite honestly, the main story of the two (ahhdorable) kids is fairly routine.
Sure, you get to see Reese's softer side which I suppose is necessary for a well rounded character but I think it's more fun to see Reese wipe the floor with criminal scum.

I've always liked Elias' conversations with Finch and you can see the wheels turning in his head after each conversation so you do wonder how things will play out for Elias in future episodes.

Of course, I think that both our operatives were a tad slow on the uptake here.

First, we have Reese taking his time to figure out that DEA agent is the mole.
(At least Fusco got to say "Hi" and bail Reese out.)

Then we have Shaw not realize that she had Dominic in her hands all the time.
(I wonder how Shaw will react when she finds that out?)

And that's what keeps this episode from becoming "just another CBS procedural".
The setting up of Dominic and the Brotherhood as serious threats.
This shows why they are worthy adversaries for our crew and they're going to be more trouble down the road.
(I didn't miss Dominic plotting to recruit Malcolm in the future.)

So it's kind of middlin' POI, enjoyable but not much more. but middling for this show is leaps and bounds ahead of Scorpion.

will Suddenlink show Video on Demand with a Tivo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 17:27
Does anyone know, if I purchase a new Tivo Roamio at Best Buy and Suddenlink is my cable provider, will I be able to watch Video on Demand (Pay per View) ?

I would prefer not to purchase the Tivo from Suddenlink because the version they offer is last generation.


Suggestion Option is missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:37
I recently upgraded to a Tivo Roamio Plus, and two Mini's. Everything is working great, but I noticed that the Suggestions section is blank. I've rated tons of shows, but nothing. Early on I did set it to not record suggestions but I didn't think this would stop it from at least populating the Suggestions section. So I decide to go check the setting and, there is none. Made sure I was looking in the right place, etc.. I have done a restart, and a clear suggestions reset, to no avail.

Has this happened to anyone else, I did a search and came up empty (other than alot of hatred to auto recording of suggestions).

Appreciate the help!


frontline - the trouble with antibiotics (se33 ep1 oad 10/14/2014)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:36
two stories, the first on farming, the second a short follow-up to last year's show about the drug-resistant bacteria outbreak within the nih (ebola is saturating media coverage, and i wanted to see this frontline get some attention).

when i was a kid, we raised grass-fed, free range black angus for slaughter, and routinely gave the entire healthy herd antibiotics (any sick cattle were segregated from the heard and treated separately, very rare). i never thought to ask why, but now suspect we were using the antibiotics to increase the weight of the cattle before sale, which has been common since the 40's & 50's. we also supplemented their diet with special feed for 6 weeks to promote weight gain.

this show details the fda's attempts to warn us about drug resistant antibiotics 40 years ago, when cattle and pharma lobbies were able to immediately shut down the discussion in congress. it appears the drug resistance, number of infections, and number of resistant bacteria have only gotten worse, and the fda still hasn't taken any significant steps to document the issues in order to address the problem since their failure in the 70's. what will it take for the fda to take steps in order to re-focus attention on this issue?

Moing Seaon Passes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:19
Nothing seems to pop out in a search. I'm sure I've seen discussions in the past but now that a new device will be arriving Monday... Is there any way to move Season Passes between devices or do I have to manually set them all up again?

Thanks in advance.

"Box Not Found" error when launching Netflix from Android

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:22
I have a Roamio Plus and a Premiere XL (2 tuner). Both are on the same network, both can stream video to Android, both can be controlled by the Android app's web remote, both can run Netflix when launched directly from the TiVo.

When I use the new Android app to search for a program that's available on Netflix (e.g. "The Croods"), it gives the option to "Get From" and I can select "Netflix". When I try to launch it on the Premiere, it starts Netflix on the Premiere. When I try to launch it on the Roamio Plus, the Android app returns the error message "Box Not Found."

Has anyone else experienced this? The problem started with the updated Tivo app with streaming support (2.0.0) for Android. I've tried contacting TiVo support, but they claim this is "expected behavior."

Interested in Premiere for Comcast and OTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:27
I have an external HD antenna and would like to get a Comcast TV product and a DVR product that can use both sources. The 2 tuner TiVo premiere is the only product I've found that does this. I'm interested in reviews from users that routinely use OTA and cable card sources. Does the program guide make this easy? Will the OTA picture quality be similar to using the antenna directly?


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