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The Simpsons Live!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:03
Apparently they did this live show this weekend in LA at the Hollywood Bowl. A bunch of the voice actors performing songs and such. I just hope they recorded it for release later.

Here is a link to HuffPo which has some videos and such...including Conan O'Brien singing the Monorail song.


Signal Strength

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:10

I've been having trouble streaming TV from my Roamio Plus to my mini's. Every few minutes I get an error saying my network speed is too slow.

I called TiVo and went through a few diagnostics. They are telling me my signal strength (100%) and SNR (40-41dB) are too high. They suggested using a splitter to get my signal strength down to 99% and my SNR to 35dB.

Does that sound right? Is there a better way to knock down my signal strength and SNR? A splitter seems very imprecise and will just end up adding another cable behind my TV. Any other ways to knock down the SNR and signal strength?


TiVo HD internal battery?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:03
While up-grading the hard drive in my TiVo HD, I noticed a wafer battery on the mother board near the cable card slots. (Picture attached below)

What does it power?
Should it ever require replacement?
This battery is original to this TiVo; wouldn't it be dead already?

As it stands, my HD is running great so I have no intention of messing with it, but I'd sure like to know what it's for.

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Intermittent Screen Blanking

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:31
This problem started just after software update 20.4.4 was installed on my Roamio Pro:

Every few minutes the TV screen goes black for a second or so. There is no interruption in the audio. This occurs both in viewing live and recorded material.

I believe that this is an issue that relates to playback on the Roamio Pro. Since I also have a Premiere XL (also updated to 20.4.4), I have also streamed the same recordings from my Roamio Pro to my Premiere. I see no abnormal behavior there nor on material recorded and played back on the Premiere.

Extant - finale this week....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:46
Does anyone get (understand) this show? I've been watching, but it's not connecting. Are they dead? Alive? Space aliens? Is it me? Lol

Big Brother - 9/14/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:54
Wow! Derrick worked his magic yet again and managed to stay off the block. The guy has everyone wrapped around his little finger. To me the entire game comes down to this next veto comp. If anyone but Frankie wins it, I think the game will become Derrick's to lose. He has positioned himself perfectly. Caleb thinks he's in a final three alliance with him, and Cody and Victoria both think they have a final two alliance with him.

How amazing would it be if Derrick ended up winning the game without even being put up on the block once. As unlikely as that sounds, it's actually possible now.

Shows you look forward to

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:46
I find it interesting to every so often look at my viewing habits to see what shows have gained favor or lost favor basing it somewhat on how much I look forward to a new episode being available to watch, versus those that I'm happy to let sit, sometimes even past another episode airing before watching.

These are just among the current crop, and I'm not going to bother getting into the ones I've mostly abandoned, many after several years of following practically religiously. I'll save those for later. :)


I wasn't expecting much after the first episode, but it's now to the point where I'll watch it the same night or the next night if I got too busy the night it airs.


I find myself enjoying this a lot, though wish they'd do more science and lay off some of the soap opera. Though I am actually getting more into the spousal efforts to work/keep busy and how the high paranoia is hurting the project so much.

Teen Wolf

What started as something of a guilty pleasure has turned into one of my overall favorites. Among many other attributes it really builds on the close friendships each of the main characters shares and how when working together they can accomplish most anything for the common good, despite some preconceived notions.

The Knick

I'm rooting for the two main doctors to come to respect each other for their capabilities and move past the prejudices. But it's also a pretty rich show for how the medical conditions of the era are portrayed. We've come a long way.

Please Like Me

I'm practically dying laughing this season; the character dynamics are just amazingly good, no matter how strange the personalities. But there's so much humanity in it, and so much normalcy about what the characters are going through, it's so easy to relate to somehow. Which makes it personal.

Finding Carter

Not at all what I was expecting, but a very good plot for a show, atypical of a lot of teen drama these days.

Network connection status failed unrecoverable error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:18
I have a TiVo Premiere XL4 and noticed my guide hasn't updated for the past 3 or 4 days. So I checked my network connection, and the last successful was 3 days ago. I don't get a specific error, just under status it says "Failed unrecoverable error". I tested my network connection and TiVo says it it is working. I am wired directly into my router, and all my other connections (wired and wireless) seem to be working fine.

I am not sure what can be causing this. Is there anything to try?

Good MoCA adapter to use with Roamio Plus?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:15
My Roamio Plus has helped me reach parts of my house where running ethernet would have been a problem. I used the onboard Moca network adapter, and it works great.

Now I want to get done adapters at the other end to use that coax to connect other things to the internet. I'm a newb. What's a good, cheap one to get?

Links appreciated.

Roamio - Messages for borrowing Mini Tuner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:44
I have a new Roamio Plus with a TiVo Mini hooked up.

When the Mini is borrowing one of the Tuners, sometimes the message displayed (when pressing Info and Arrow Down) is "Currently in use by Family Room Tivo Box" and sometime it displays "Currently use by another TiVo Box".

Is the software just buggy? Or, do I have anything else I need to be concerned about? It just seems weird to me that the messages would vary.

Ocala, FL & Cox cable

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:16
I'm relocating to near Ocala, Silver Springs, and I'm wondering if the Cox cable people there have ever heard of a TiVo. I have two Premieres and would like to bring them with me. Any personal experience would be appreciated.

Cablevision v58 error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:09
Just wondering if anybody else with a Roamio, Cablevision and the NDS Cablecard gets the occasional v58 error (Channel is not authorized).

It does not happen nearly as often as it did before the Cablecard firmware upgrade in November of last year. It will appear on lots of different channels like Nick, Disney and PBS. We don't subscribe to any premium movie channels.

Eventually, after some channel surfing the errors disappear and we can watch again. I hesitate to call and complain since it works 95% of the time and I don't want to make it worse.

Thanks for any input.

New Mini on FiOS MOCA - problem solved

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:33
I wanted to share a solution I found after hours of trial and error. I bought a new Mini and wanted to replace my existing Premiere 2-tuner. This will save me cablecard rent and and TiVo service pricing. My main TiVo is a Premiere 4 with 2TB drive. The 2-tuner premiere I wanted to replace was connected via a NIM100 (a MOCA bridge like the Actiontec ECB2200) so I figured I could disconnect it and plug the Mini directly into the coax for a MOCA connection.

Got an Error C33. I connected the mini over Ethernet via the NIM100 and got the latest firmware. Reconnected coax and rebooted Mini and still error C33. Read tons of threads and this one was the clue to solving it http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508368. My FiOS router was using channel 15 (1150 MHz) for the MOCA network. So I change the FiOS router (an MI-424 Rev. F), the mini, and the Premier 4 to channel 25 (1400 MHz). Success, got past the C33 error.

I next got a N24 error because I let it use DHCP, solved that by specifying an IP address in the guided setup rather than obtain via DHCP. Everything is working well and I was able to retire the NIM-100.

Here's how to change the MOCA channel on the FiOS router. Go to My Network, in left bar click Network Connections, click on Network (Home/Office), then next to Underlying Device click Coax. Click the blue box labelled Settings at the bottom, Change the channel in the drop-down box (I chose 6-1400), click Apply.

Note the TiVos do not display the channel frequency but the link I posted shows the frequency for each TiVo MOCA channel. You can select channel in the TiVo MOCA setup (your channel might be on Auto - that did not work for me). Note the TiVo channel number is not the same as the FiOS channel number. 1400 MHz is channel 6 on FiOS and channel 25 on the TiVo.

Should not have been this hard. I'm guessing my coax and splitters are not perfect and for some reason 1400 MHz works better than 1150 MHz in my house.

Must Reboot Mini to get Pandora

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 15:10
Every time I launch Pandora on my mini after watching video I have to reboot the mini in order to get sound. The Pandora app launches OK, the song screen comes up and the song progress line shows that the song is playing but there is no sound. Works fine after rebooting the mini.
Anyone know what can be done about this problem?

Launch Fail: Best Buy hasn't heard of the TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:45
Knowing Best Buy's tendency toward bad service and terrible inventory control I decided to call my local store to see if they had it. I waited on the phone for 15 minutes, finally got someone who had no idea what I was talking about. She said without the number she couldn't look it up on the website. Clearly she had better things to do, when I said I was looking at the TiVo website where it clearly states it is launching at Best Buy today, she sighed heavily and threw me back on hold.

If I had known that all they were going to do was look it up on their consumer facing website I would have saved the call. She had never heard anything about the Best Buy exclusive and clearly had no idea what the OTA was about.

I called TiVo. He said they should have it in the stores listed on the website, but couldn't answer why Best Buy had no idea. The store I called was listed.

Thinking it was a local issue I called the Best Buy 800 number. Got someone on the line. Not only did she not know about OTA, but she didn't know how to spell TiVo. I'm not sure she knew what a TiVo was. She tried calling the store, I waited for nearly 10 minutes. She comes back on and says the store hung up on her. We'll at least they are consistently bad.

TiVo - very bad idea to launch with Best Buy. Can you make it available on amazon.com so we can actually buy it? You have someone here ready to buy, who isn't complaining about the $15 a month. Simple.TV is starting to look good.

MFSLive Linux Boot CD constantly Reboots

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:29
I have booted to my MFSLive Linux Boot CD for Tivo Users. It gives me four options. After selecting Option 1 (MFSLive for Series 1, 2, and 3), it scrolls some data, then briefly lists my drive, and then reboots back to the MFS Live main menu. It is in a constant reboot cycle.

Can anyone help?

Boardwalk Empire 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:24
Am I correct that the series seems to have jumped ahead 7 years? In the final episode last season, when Hoover was in the interrogation room with Narcisse he said it was 26 years since Narcisse entered the US in 1898. That would obviously make it 1924. Then, at the beginning of this season it shows that they are in Cuba in 1931. So do we agree there is a 7 year jump or am I mistaken? Thanks.

Mini won't work; both is and isn't connected to internet?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:25
I have a TiVo Mini connected to a TiVo Premier via MoCa; the Premier is connected via Ethernet to my router and cable modem. This has all been working fine until the Mini abruptly stopped working yesterday. The Premier is still working fine.

The TiVo Mini displays on its home screen an error: “No Internet Connection (C130)” and it can't access any content on the Premier or live TV or any internet content. HOWEVER, going to Settings -> Network -> Test Internet Connection on the Mini results in the connection testing out to work properly. “Connect to TiVo Service Now” also results in a successful connection. Network status on both boxes shows that the MoCa network seems to be up and sending and receiving signals (though the Mini cannot identify the host system). Yet the error on the main screen doesn't change.

I have reset both TiVo boxes, my modem, and my router; all to no change. I have also turned MoCa off and back on. I’m very puzzled as to what could be going on, because the Mini seems to be able to connect to the internet properly and it must be going through the Premier to do so, but its software also seems to think it isn’t connected to the internet or the Premier.

I'm very disturbed and puzzled by this. Can anyone offer any insight?

Some Netflix Episodes Missing Dialogue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:10
I have been watching Continuum on Netflix on my Roamio, and every couple episodes there is music and sound effects, but the dialogue is missing.

The episodes work fine on Netflix on my chromecast.

Any ideas?

Will an already activated and working roamio, work if restarted without internet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:57
I am having issues for some reason adding some channels to my cable package. I just upgraded services 2 weeks ago no problem but now an additional upgrade is refusing to work. ( I have on demand and everything else working no problem this is strange)

The guy said it could be the splitters etc, which i do have and have never had problems getting signals. So since my splitters are in wall, if I unplugged the roamio and hook it up in another room to try and have a signal sent to the box with no splitters in the way will the tivo boot up and work with no internet?

Right now its hard wired i have the moca all setup running no problems, I dont want to plug the box in and have it ask me to change settings.



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