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OnePass - Look at local media servers for local files

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:51
With OnePass, I see you can see streaming locations from Amazon,Netflix, etc for tv shows

Why not allow Tivo to look at local xbmc or Plex installations on the local network and at least query it for episodes of shows on the local media player?

I have 44TB of old television, indexed with tivo program/edisode id's, and tivo does not look at the server and request episodes stored on it.

I know the ids are right, because if I pull them down to the tivo, they group correctly, and all the metadata for the episodes are right.

tivo recording shows on its own

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:09
I have two premieres.One has begun recording shows on its own.Some on channels I have never ever tuned to.Now with one pass I have found 6 seasons of White Collar!Never watched it or asked for it.Any ideas?

out-of-home streaming not working after onepass update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:29
Since the OnePass update, shows that i used to be able to stream on my iPad while out-of-home from MyShows no longer let me Watch from my Ipad. Did the the OnePass update stop us from streaming while away from home? I have CFL Brighthouse.

7 Rules for Surviving “House of Cards” Season 3

TiVo Blog - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:00
This Friday, Netflix releases the third season of the hugely popular (and often binged) show “House of Cards.” Since it will be tempting to attempt to watch the entire season in this first weekend, we thought it would be best to provide some tips to give you the best chance of not being spoiled by someone in your office on Monday morning: 1. Make sure you have plenty of supplies to last the weekend. Suggestions include at least one bottle of Southern Comfort and this recipe for bona fide southern Continue Reading

New Girl S4E17 "Spiderhunt" 2/24/15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:51
There doesn't seem to have been a New Girl thread in a while (ever?), but IMO this season has been as funny, or at least almost as funny, as the first was.

But this week's episode...the whole episode was great, but let's just call it "the popcorn machine conversation" had my wife and I laughing so hard that I repeatedly had to rewind so that we didn't miss any lines, and my eyes were tearing up such that I could barely see the screen.

And the American Pie conversation....

YouTube rebooting TiVo Roamio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:28
My TiVo Roamio keeps on causing a reboot when using the YouTube app. Starting the videos seems to trigger the reboot. I search for a video or find it in my history and when I go to play it there is a chance the TiVo reboots. If the reboot happens I can't start the YouTube app once the TiVo is booted because it says the app hasn't been loaded to my dvr yet.

Is anyone else having this issue? I am on 20.4.6.

Cable Company & Whole Home DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:06
If my cable company had whole home DVR installed at my home once before, is it safe to assume that MoCa will be troublefree to activate?

Roamio LIfetime Transferable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:38
I've read conflicting info that the Roamio Lifetime is no longer transferable. It's only Lifetime for the original owner.

True or False?

Modern Family - Connection Lost - 2/25/2015 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:23
Wow, that was a very interesting episode. I heard an interview with Steve Levitan and he talked about how the whole episode was filmed on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. I'm surprised at how good the video quality was. And the way they wrote the story in such a way that it could be filmed like that and make sense was great.

I knew it was going to turn out that Haley had lost her phone, but they did a good job of having all the clues seem legit.

Loved that Claire's bookmark for porn takes her to her Pinterest page for "Organization Porn."

The Amazing Race - Blind Date S26E01 02/25/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 03:18
Interesting dynamics with half the teams meeting for the first time at the starting line. I thought for sure the couples that knew each other would have a major advantage, but not in this first leg.

Sorry to see the Pilot/Flight Attendant go so early. I figured with their travel savvy, they'd be in the race for a long time. But man, was he uncoordinated. Bet they were really kicking themselves when they went to the other side of the U-turn and found out that task only took 10-15 minutes after the spent nearly 4 hours on the Syncing task.

I really hope the NKOTB guy doesn't last very long in the race, because I can already tell I'm going to have that stupid song stuck in my head for days after every episode.

Tivos to give away

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:33
Hello, this is my first forum post. I do not know if this is the correct area - if not, please point me in the right direction

We have two TIVOs to give away.

We live in Silicon Valley and are looking for a good home for them (free of course).
*Series 2: Pioneer TIVO HDD/DVD Recorder DVR 810HS (with remote). When plugged in, the fan starts up, but nothing powers on (Ex cannot open or close the DVD drive). No idea if this has a lifetime service contract as we inherited it from a friend.
*Series 1: Philips PVT100. Our first TIVO which we won in a contest eons ago (nostalgic sniff). It still works (can be used as stand alone recorder). Requires a monthly service contact.

We prefer local pickup if possible.

Survivor Worlds Apart : "It's Survivor Warfare" OAD 2-25-2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:48
That was a good enough start, but I am getting tired of the artificial tribe divisions that we all know won't last more than 2 or 3 episodes. This year seems especially forced.

I'm impressed that 2 of the tribes actually made their own fire! That was some pretty lousy lie that So and Sierra told and hilarious that (can't remember her name) found the idol instead. Too bad she had to tell someone that she had it, but I think she needed to.

All in all, looks like an interesting cast. I'm happy Survivor is back! :)

Move drive from Tivo 3 to Romeo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:18
A few years ago, I upgraded by Tivo 3 through Weaknees. My unit will now record up to 288 hours in HD.

I found I qualified for a Romeo with lifetime service for $400 (I want to keep the option of OTA,)--but it can record only 75 hours in HD.

This leads me to a few questions:

1. Can I transfer the second drive from the Tivo 3 to the Romeo? Are the machines compatible?

2. Can I do it myself of should I have a tech do it? I’m capable of replacing a hard drive in a desktop or a laptop.

3. I assume I will void the warranty, so it would probably be in my best interest to wait 90 days. Do you agree or disagree?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Losing Sound when searching

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:39
We have had our Roamio for about 3 months and recently we have started losing sound when searching either forward or backward and resume to watch at regular speed. The sound isn't coming back on. I don't think we ever saw this problem until the One Pass update. It's very random, and seems to correct itself if I go to live TV and change the channel. PITA that shouldn't be happening.

Streaming options

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 19:14
I was real close to buying a tivo stream until I discovered a nearly free option

For file conversion I use PAVTUBE, it converts tivo to almost anything
I use WMV or MP4 conversion but have also tested several others and they convert just fine.

I also use PLEX MEDIA SERVER https://plex.tv/ (I'm guessing the same thing as tivo stream) then stream them to my ipad/phone with anyplace that has a wifi connection or you can use data. The streaming server is free but if you want to physically transfer them onto your portable devices it's like $5.00 month or $150.00 lifetime subscription and the App is $5.00. It works with roku also. I just go the free route, once files are added to the library you can access them from anywhere with the app. Conversion quality is no issue like it has been for me with the tivo transfer conversion

Anybody know of a free commercial editing software? Videoredo works great but I'm just to cheap to spend the money

American Idol XIV (14) - Auditions, Hollywood and Pre-Live Shows Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:29
Even though I know that there is a lot of AI-fatigue amongst us, I am a little surprised that there has been no thread activity on season 14...

I am not a fan of season threads, but since there are no threads up until this point, I decided to do a pre-live show thread... Any new threads can be episode specific threads...

I guess my only comment is that I had three favorites going into the pre-live shows:
  • Jax
  • Hollywood Anderson
  • Maddy Hudson

Only one of my horses made it into the big race :(

I am most disappointed that Maddy from Pleasanton, CA (a local girl here in the SF Bay Area) didn't get the nod...

The Official Binge Watch Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:22
So what do you binge watch?

Me, I'm just finishing up M*A*S*H on DVD and starting with The X-Files on Amazon...

Person of Interest - S04E16 - “Blunt” - 02/24/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:19
I have mixed feelings about writing this as while I’m not going to call this episode a “stinker” but it’s probably the worst episode of POI this season.

This week’s number was “Harper”, the smooth grifter who ripped off a medical marijuana dispensary.
Of course, the problem is that she stole the money from Dominic which is why she is on Team Machine’s radar.

I realize that Sarah Shahi’s pregnancy has had the writers scrambling a bit and I’m not against auditioning some Shaw replacements (at least interim replacements) but if this was an audition for “Harper”, I have to give it a thumbs down.

I realize that we’re not going to like every person who’s number comes up by necessity of the mandate to save everyone they can. (Elias is a great example of this.)
But I think Leon serves the function of saving someone we don’t like far better than “Harper” did.

Other than making a few observations about Finch and Reese, “Harper” doesn’t really work with the team as much as making them serve her needs/plans as opposed to being someone who could be a good fit for Team Machine.

This point is driven home when the writers have Reese turn his back on “Harper” so she could club him?
In what Universe does Reese allow that to happen?

The only thing that was interesting about this plot was Dominic’s interest in recruiting her and Dominic scheming.

Fortunately, the Root subplot was far more interesting this week.
Ms. Groves is on a Machine assignment to build an app to “attract people”.

Is this the Machine recruiting an army?
And is former number Calvin Phipps the first new recruit?

Also, I did notice the “Stop Big Data” protest at the college.

Is this supposed to happen?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:19
I've got a OnePass setup for PTI (Pardon the Interruption on ESPN). I tell it to record only new episodes and keep at most 3.

Yet every day when I go into the PTI folder there are a half dozen NOT new recordings of ancient reruns they apparently show at some ungodly hour over on ESPN News or some place like that. They all have the yellow circle with '!' even though they were only recorded a few hours ago, not a few days ago.

Does this make any sense according to the rules for OnePass anyone might understand?

Tivo fails when connecting to Tivo Central

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:48
My Tivo has not phoned home in over 10 days. When I try to force a call, it connects, starts to configure, and hangs until it times out. My guide data is starting to run out.

This is a Tivo HD with lifetime


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