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Big Bang Theory "The Relationship Diremption" 04/10/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:45
Best lines of the night:

"I haven't had any more to drink than Penny"
"That's what concerns me" (paraphrased)

Rolled back to 20.3 thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:08
Woke this morning to find out the Roamio rolled its self back to 20.3. But none of the mini's did! So not a single mini in my house works! WTF Tivo? All of them say software up to date. I am getting tired of this crap.

Lost all channels (mix of no signal and not authorized)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:04
Sometime early yesterday morning, we've lost all channels on our Tivo Roamio Basic. We have limited basic cable through Comcast and use a CableCARD, which has all been working great since January. The TiVo is still running 20.3.8.

The strange thing is that the channels now report a mix of causes for not working. Some report a signal problem (V53) and some report "not authorized". It seems that more channels report "not authorized" than V53.

I rebooted the TiVo, unplugged and replugged the coax cable, and removed and reinserted the CableCARD, all of which had no effect on the symptoms.

I guess my next plan is to call Comcast and see if they can help. I can't remember ever seeing this kind of issue before in many years of enjoying TiVo.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Any way to rollback from 20.4.1? TivoMargret?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 07:55
I know it's my own fault for signing up for the beta (which I won't do again), but is there any way to get this version rolled back?

It is causing crashes during prime viewing hours (maybe BECAUSE we are watching at the same time?) that weren't happening before.

Parental Control pop up NOT working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 21:31
With Parental controls ON, I touch GUIDE, Guide comes up.
If I SELECT a channel that is locked (due to parental control settings), the Pop up instructing me to touch SELECT (which then allows password entry to turn off parental controls) never shows up. I simply get a black screen.

If I hit SELECT button anyway, then the 1/3 screen Guide shows up.
If I hit CHANNEL DOWN to lower channel and then back up with CHANNEL UP, the pop up sometimes comes up, sometimes doesn't.

So the pop up never comes up via Guide, sometimes comes up via channel up/down.

What do I do?
I called Tivo support (no help), so they opened a case.

Mini Epic Fail

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:50
I have been trying to get my Mini to find my Roamio for three weeks. I have spent HOURS on the phone with tech support. The Mini has been replaced. The Roamio has been replaced. My tuning adapter has been replaced. My account has been closed down and then all equipment transferred to a new account to force Roamio to update the MAK. Both the Roamio and the Mini are connected to the same router via ethernet. Equipment has been power cycled 50 times at least. I STILL get DVR not found. I have a Stream connected to the same router that works perfectly. I am thisclose to returning everything and canceling my Tivo service to get something else. I have until tomorrow to return the Mini to Best Buy.

If anyone has any suggestions I will listen until the last possible moment as I truly want this to work. Thanks.

Amazon movie purchase. How to get to it from TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:49
I purchased the blu ray of the movie "Frozen" from amazon and it came with a free digital copy. I linked the copy to my Amazon Instant account and I can see it in my video library when I log into Amazon.
My question is, how do I get to this movie from my TiVo? If I go in to Amazon from my TiVo and click on new release HD movie, I see Frozen and it's listed at $5.99. If I select it, will I not get charged?


Tivo upgrade vs repair advice

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:12
Our 2 tuner Premiere is starting to have issues. I think the hard drive is dying as it's making noises and i am seeing artifacting and errors.

My issue is whether to upgrade the hard drive myself to an approximately $100 2TB drive, or whether for the same amount of money or a little more I should get a refurb 4 tuner Premiere. Or spring a little more for a low end Roamio.

We use Comcast and cable card, no issues, and no OTA. 2 tuners is probably enough, but 4 would be nice. My issue is whether the 4 tuner Premiere is any better than the 2 tuner we have in day to day use aside from extra tuners. Is it snappier in menus at all? Any advice is welcome.

Looking for HDMI switch recommendation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:27
Upgraded from a Premiere to a Roamio but didn't account for the HDMI-only output. My TV has just one port and I use it for Apple TV. So I need a switch.

My research has shown that the choice of a switch is not simple. Based on reviews, some switches just do not work with some devices. Even looking at the reviews of a specific monoprice switch I see many users saying it works with ATV, Chromecast etc and others say it does not! Some users have required a powered switch, others have not.

If you use your Roamio through a switch I'd really appreciate a specific recommendation. Extra credit if you're switching a Roamio and an ATV!!

Thanks much for the advice.

New install TiVo Desktop doesn't show now playing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:11
I have been having PC problems and I had to reinstall windows, installing Desktop it never prompted me for my MAK and when I open the newly installed TiVo Desktop program all I get is the options to share pictures and music with no option to even show the now playing list on any of my Tivos.

It's seeing my Tivo's, when I go into TiVo server properties and slect the Access control tab it shows my TiVo's and I can select Full, Automatic or Custom options to access them.

When I go to one of my Tivo's I see the new PC name under the My Show and when I select it I get an access denied message?

This has to be something simple I'm missing but what is it? Only thing different is that I fired up a old PC that hasn't been on for a couple years which had Tivo desktop installed, I killed it so that shouldn't be a issue. Also I turned off the firewall on the new installed PC were I just installed Desktop so it's not a network thing, I tried using Tivo beacon instead of Bonjour with no change.

I'm going to uninstall Desktop next and re-install and see if that helps...

Comcast 4-Tuner CableCARD, How can I get one

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:17
I went to the local Comcast office and they said Comcast doesn't offer 4 tuner cards, only 2 tuner. I called multiple numbers and got the same story that Comcast doesn't have more than 2 tuner cards. So I have my Romio plus and how do I go about getting a 4 tuner card that works with Comcast?

Stephen Colbert to take over The Late Show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:04
Quote: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment. http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-e.../view?id=38627

Question about the new "Fargo" series

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:46
I'm not even sure if it's started yet, but does anyone know if there's a connection with the movie of that title?

Is it a continuation with recast roles, or is it simply based on the movie, same characters, but the movie's events "never happened"? Does it have NOTHING to do with the film?

I saw an ad with what looked like a female law enforcement officer that reminded me of the one in the movie, so it seemed there might be some type of connection.

If anyone knows...

Base Roamio + Mini on Fios, need MOCA adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:03
I'm looking to buy a base model Roamio and one Mini. I'll have them set up on fios, which I understand creates a MOCA network.

Can I simply plug the coax from the wall to the Mini, and just use ethernet straight from the MOCA router to the Roamio? Or do I need also need to attach the coax to the Roamio via a MOCA adapter?

Im a first time Tivo Owner. My Tivo is recording shows I didnt tell it to record.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:25
Hi. This is my 3rd day with Tivo. The Roamio box started recording movies last night. They didnt appear in "My shows", but about 4 movies had the red recording label next to them on the guide. If I wanted to watch them from he beginning, I could. I came from Comcast DVRs so this is all new to me. Is the Tivo recording shows it thinks I might be interested in? If so, where is it storing them and how do I delete them? I dont want it recording anything I dont tell tell it to record because I have enough to manage without having to delete shows and movies all the time.

If there are already threads on this matter, can someone post a link, please? Not really sure what to search for.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tony Reali leaving ESPN's PTI for ABC's GMA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:22

Will become GMA's equivalent to Carson Daly and will do Around The Horn from NYC.

I think this will be a bigger loss for PTI than it seems on paper.

iMac and Macbook streaming?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:13
Been toying with getting either an iMac or Macbook. Simple question - can both stream from my Roamio using some Tivo App just like I can do with my iPad?

Premiere 2 Tuner with Lifetime - Make offer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:09
Would like to sell a Premiere that is little used in the bedroom and replace with a mini. Make me an offer for the Premiere with lifetime service. I accept paypal. Unit is in perfect condition.

Tablo TV Liberates OTA HDTV (and crushes Simple TV)

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:06

Lets try this again, shall we? If you caught my first look at the dual tuner Simple TV, you’ll know that the product fell short of my expectations. A combination of fan issues and software instability led me to question if the dual tuner was actually ready for release. The idea for a networked DVR is […]

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Virgin TiVo and antenna on same wire

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 07:06
I have two cables coming from outside a black one that screws into my Virgin TiVo box, and a brown coax that comes from my ariel . My tv is on the wall and behind the tv is only one virgin cable that is in the wall and this screws into my virgin box on the wall under the TV all works fine but if I turn off the virgin box I don't have any tv because my aerial is not connected because I only have one wire. Question do they sell something I can connect incoming virgin and incoming antenna to one wire, and something for behind TV to make antenna and virgin box separate wires. Or is there an easy way.


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