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Do you buy the extended warranty?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:47
I have the Roamio and have had it for a couple of weeks now.

Twice it has had glitches and I honestly don't know if it is the machine or the cable coming in, but it makes me nervous.

We typically don't buy extended warranties on these sorts of things, but I am wondering if I should.


Getting Recordings Off DirecTV DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:37
Hello All
I have some television appearances I made stored on an HR44 DVR that I would like to transfer off the DVR before I finally kill their service. I am planning on using a Roamio Pro with a cable card in its place. I know the Roamio won't interface with the DTV but, could I buy a series 2 and move the programming onto it or its external drive and then move the drive over to the new Roamio?
Thanks in advance!

Very strange YouTube behavior

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:36
Bear with me, this is kind of a long story.

The other night I was streaming a YouTube 4K video directly to my Sony XBR850B from my tablet using the Sony's native YouTube app and speakers. My Premiere XL runs through an A/V receiver and surround sound speakers.

When I was finished watching the video I was unable to return to the content from Tivo. No matter what button on the Sony remote I pushed - Options, Home, Return - the stopped YouTube video would not go away.

I initially thought that it was a problem with the Sony and native YouTube app. So I did a factory reset of the Sony, but when it was all done, the YouTube video was still there.

Then a light went off. When I changed the TV's input the You Tube app was gone. So if it was truly the native YouTube app that was the problem it should show up no matter what input was selected. Then I changed the A/V receiver's input to DVD and the DVD player came up on screen. Finally I realized that even if the YouTube app was active on the TV I should still be able to hear the audio from Tivo, but I didn't.

So I restarted the Tivo and everything was good again.

I really can't figure out how this happened. My guess is that the TV's native YouTube app and the Tivo's YouTube app somehow got crossed up but I don't know how in the world that's even possible.

Anyway, if you made it this far, thanks for reading. I just wanted to share this odd experience and if anyone has an insight as to how this happened I'd love to hear it.

ABC tonight, Sat 8PM EST 01/24/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 13:35
Anybody happen to know what's on?

With only 5 1/2 hours 'til airtime, both TiVo and http://abc.go.com/schedule are both saying To Be Announced.

Tivo HD "The Tuner was Unavailable"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:18
Hey gang-

Our trusty Tivo HD gave us a shock this past week. Several shows were not recorded, and when I checked Recording History, there was this message:

"This program was not recorded because the Tuner was unavailable. If you continue to encounter this problem, try restarting the TV HD DVR".

Yikes. Well, needless to say I have done a restart and will be watching closely to see that our programs do record- at least when I'm here to check.

I found a few old discussions of this message dating back to Series 2 days, but not much recently. Does anyone have a feel if this might be the early signs of a failing Tivo HD?



Jack Vale: Offline

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:44
I never heard of this guy on Youtube. Now he has a series on CNN.

I've watched him twice now and don't find him amusing at all. Apparently the premise is not to bring his pranks to TV so much as it is to follow his family life. Frankly, it's all so heavily scripted it's annoying.

Anybody else heard of him before he went on CNN? Like him? Not?

Vudu Comes Full Circle, Launches Streaming Stick

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:40
What a long strange trip it’s been. Vudu initially launched in 2006 as a $400 dedicated movie streaming box. The requisite price cuts and pivots followed, including serving up apps like Flickr and then feeding smart televisions, before Walmart swooped in. Since then, the video service has focused on its own mobile and set-top video streaming app […]

record in SD but don't display SD channel in guide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:36
I would like to keep the redundant sd channels out of my guide but yet have the option to select the SD channel when recording a season pass or show in order to save space.

For example, I would record many of my kid's cartoons in SD instead of HD to save lots of space.

I might record a few of my shows in SD as well. 60 minutes? Not sure I need that one in HD. Same with Dateline or 48 hours. Lots of closeups of people's faces which is a camera shot that tends to look just fine in SD.

I might record the Australian Tennis tournament in SD as it takes up a ton of space even if I would prefer in HD.

And then some of the other shows the wife and kids watch I might record in SD as I know my wife doesn't care if she is watching in SD or HD and kids don't seem to care either.

Need help - upgraded Series3 and now it locks up periodically

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:03
Recently I (finally) upgraded my old Series 3 TiVo by replacing the stock drive with a 1Tb drive (WD AV-GP WD10EURS), and using WinMFS to copy everything from the original drive to it, and it seemed like it worked - except for one thing: now the TiVo (which has always been very reliable) is now locking up occasionally (about once every week or two).

I can fix the problem by simply unplugging the TiVo and plugging it back in, and it's good for awhile.

Any ideas what I can do? Could it be a bad hard drive (that I'd need to look into doing a return/exchange)? Or just bad sectors that I could do something so that TiVo doesn't attempt to read/write those sectors?


A Roamio and Mini on Fios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:53
I am switching back to Fios after being with my cable company for a short while after previously having Fios. When I was with Fios a couple of years ago I didn't have Tivo. However, I got the roamio and mini a while ago and then decided to get a cablecard with Optimum as I didn't like Optimum's multi room dvr. Well, I started experiencing the V58 errors that so many people with the NDS cablecard have experienced. I'm on an old firmware and there jury is still out whether the newest testing firmware fixes it. I just don't want to put up with it.
Thus, I qualify for the new triple play deal and I ordered Fios 50/50 with the new Quantum gateway router and one cablecard. They need to send a tech to the house (not sure why) since I have the ONT etc. from my prior Fios install. The woman seemed to think because I was porting over a phone number.
Anyway, my question is what do I have to do to make sure that I am up and running when the Fios tech is there. I have to assume that the tech probably doesn't know much about Tivo or Cablecards so I will pretty much be on my own.
Reading Tivo's setup is confusing. Reading some threads on this forum is also confusing. I plan on using only Moca. Right now, with Optimum, I have my Roamio Plus connected with the Coax from the wall and an ethernet cable plugged in. My Tivo Mini at the other end of the house is connected via coax as well and sees the Roamio without any issue.
Do I leave this setup exactly the same way with Fios? I'm confused because so many people say that Fios already is set up for Moca. Do I not need to connect the Tivo with the MOca network setting? Does the Roamio not need an ethernet cable plugged into it? I unplugged the ethernet cable from the Roamio on my current setup and it lost Internet connectivity on the box. Internet was not traveling over Moca although it was my understanding is that what Moca is.

Can someone give me a step by step instruction with Fios so that I am ready when the tech comes this week?

setup moCA, works great, but tivo app says not connected?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 08:38
i have two premiere 4's, and just connected them to moca, with one directly connected to my router via ethernet. transfers are great, except i have no connection to my phone and tablet with the tivo app. how do i get my app to work when both tivo boxes are connected via moca?

NuVision IR Code

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 03:59
Does anyone know what the IR code for a NuVision LCD TV for setting up my Tivo Roamio remote?

Thanks, G

Series 2 won't see programming from set-top box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:07
Just moved, new cable company came out, installed a set-top box (STB) for my series 2. The STB does have incoming programming, but TiVo can't see it, there is just the "searching for signal" message.

I have tried running RF cable from STB to TV, that works, I get programming. RF from STB to TiVo to TV: no programming. Same with A/V cables. I have tried many permutations and combinations of these. I do remember to check the tv input every time I change the configuration. Both devices are set to use channel 3.

Cable guy wasn't too interested in helping figure this out, his stuff worked and TiVo is after all "the competition"...

Any ideas what I should try?

Jitter in Playback

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:56
This is a weird one. The device is a Premiere XL4.
When playing back, the picture shakes... like someone is grabbing the image and shaking it up and down. It isn't a constant shaking... it'll happen for a second or two, stop, and then start again, with no consistent frequency I can discern.

It doesn't happen with the menus. It started a couple of weeks ago, and it stopped for a little while after unplugging and plugging it back in, but now that no longer works. I have also tried switching HDMI inputs on the TV and changing HDMI cables.

When I transfer the same shows to a PC using TiVo desktop, the show plays fine. It also plays fine when using MRV. This is my parents' DVR... I tested a new hard drive for it last week, and plan to install it tomorrow, but I'm starting to have doubts that this is a hard drive issue given all the evidence above.

Any ideas?

Tivo says Info Ran Out

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:47
But it connected and loaded all the data.

TivoHD had not connected for a very long time -could it be indexing?
If yes, wouldnt it indicate that somewhere?

My cable card actually died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:24
I thought these things were too simple to die, but all my TiVo would tell me when I got home was Cablecard error 161-1, and the consensus of all the google searches seemed to be that the card was dead. Fortunately the comcast office was nearby and open till 7, so I popped over there and the guy at the counter actually recognized the 161-1 error code and agreed that the cable card was dead, even more amazing, they had a spare cable card to give me. Got the new one in now, but as soon as I did that it started updating the firmware which looks like it will take a long time. Hope I don't have any problems getting it activated once the firmware is updated.

Help Please, Very Strange 1G Router Problem??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 18:03
Tivo Stream and Transfer Issues:

Equipment: Five Tivo Devices, Four Mobile Devices, 1 Gigabyte Router, all hardwired via Cat 5 Ethernet In House cabling.

I installed a new Netgear R6250 1 Gigabyte router and my Tivo’s started having problems.

One Tivo only in my Office (within 3’ from Router)
• Streams are very slow: Can not play, keeps giving error messages.
• Transfers are very slow: Runs at .98mbs takes over 53 minutes to stream a 30 minute show, verses 80.7mbs, which took 4.37 minutes for the same HD Best Quality show on Bedroom to Living Room transfer.
Two Tivos, Living Room Roamio Pro & Bedroom XL4:
• Multi-Room Streams and Transfers are fine.
• iPad Streams and Transfer very slow or does not work.
Tivo Desktop, on Windows 7 and/or 8:
•Tivo Roamio to Desktop very slow then stops transferring.

I tried everything (see list below) but nothing worked until as a last resort I reinstalled the old Router (Belkin FSD7234A) 10/100, 2.4Mh.

Wala …. everything works again.

I have checked all the router settings and cannot find any settings which seem to be causing the problems.
I have connected the Office XL4 Tivo with Cat 6 directly to the new 1G router, still does not work.

Questions: Why does the new 1GB router cause the slowness on one Tivo but not the others? What is stopping iPad streaming and the Tivo Desktops from working?

Anyone have any suggestions?

Steps Tried to Solve (with 1GB Router Installed):
1. ReStart/Reset Tivo
2. Power down Start Up.
3. Power cycle Router, Hubs, Switches, and all Tivos, at same time.
4. Installed all new Ethernet cables between Router and Office Tivo.
5. Checked other Transfer and Stream timing on other Tivo’s and computers.
6. Ran Speedtest.net. Results = 66.12Mbps download, 4.34Mbps upload.
7. Ran Tutosoft.com to test LAN Speed. Results = 428.9Mbps Write, 608.2Mbps Read.
8. Changed Network IP Address, changed Static to Dynamic
9. Checked Router firewall settings.
10. Checked Router for the proper ports being open.
11. Connected Office Tivo directly to Router with new Ethernet cable.
12. Verify Media Access Key.
13. Called Tivo Support, but they could not help me.
14. Reinstall Original Router.

Tivo XL4 w/lifetime $450 shipped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:18
I have an xl4 I sold via ebay, the buyer never paid so I am looking to give it another go. Figured I'd offer it up here first.

Unit is pristine, comes with original box, remote, and cables.

$450 includes shipping to US48.

"The Americans" is back Jan. 28...and bring on Martha!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:04
The Americans returns next Wed (Jan. 28), and it looks like a lot of Martha-centric plot line this season...

Transparent Season 1 Free Saturday 1/24

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:24
According to TV guide, Amazon will stream 1st season free on Saturday.

I saw the 1st episode, ( don't have prime ownership...) so might catch a few more of them tomorrow.


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