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kickstart code for factory reset for tivo series 3?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:32
Hi, is there a kickstart code to do a factory reset on a tivo series 3?

Pixelization in Recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:25
Lately all of my recordings get Pixelization for a couple of sec. just about 1 min. into them.

The other thing that is happening is after we watch a recording and go back the to Menu the background will be Black instead of Blue. Once I click back button in the Menu it turns blue again.

Another thing is if we go over to something else like our DVD and then back to Tivo the screen will blank out for a sec. and back on. Doesn't matter if we go back to the Menu, Live TV or a Paused recording.

I called Tivo when only the last issue above was happening. They checked my Cable Card settings and found that it was not fully validated.

He called Comcast and they validated the card.
I went back into the settings and they were still the same.
Meaning: 'Val: V' and 'Auth: FWK'
I was told this is not correct, so I went and swapped out the card with Comcast and this card is doing the same thing.
Not sure if this is causing all the problems.

Anyone having these issues?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:41
Hi, does anyone know if you can remote stream to an Ipad, then mirror a TV? I bought a Apple HDMI adpt. and tried it but it sez mirroring not allowed.

Thanks again for any help, Mike

(Would AppleTV and or AppleAir work?)


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:36
Is anybody else having problems with pixalization? I'm getting a lot of it on recordings. Usually right at the start and a few times during the program. It is mostly on History Channel, Vikings, Pawn Stars, etc.

Is there a fix?

Thanks for the help, Mike :confused:

Romio Pro and 4 Mini's

New Roamio not playing well with Cable Cards

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:10
I purchased a TiVo Roamio off of eBay a few weeks ago, and have been having issues trying to get it connected. I received it a week ago Thursday, and moved the Cable Card from one of my Premieres to the Roamio. I then called TiVo for guidance, they had me call the Comcast activations line. After talking to the first tech, overseas, said to wait a hour. I called about an hour later, and had them try again. It appeared to work, as channels were slowly coming in, a bit pixelated, but that cleared up over a 40 minute period, and I was happy. I turned off the TV, went to bed, and to work in the morning. When I returned, I disconnected the Roamio and moved it to the Living room, where it was going to live. I connected everything exactly as the premiere had been, nothing, no channels. Conditional Access showed Val:?. I called Comcast, and they swore up and down that it was paired correctly, and to try another cable card. I did (which I stole from another Premiere), again, they paired it, and swore it was correct on their end. Nothing, except for 3 channels, Government Access, Local Access, and Weather Channel. I tried the card in the Premiers again, and both cards worked.

I contacted Comcast and TiVo several times, including calling Tech Support at Comcast, who transferred me to their TiVo Department, aka TiVo. I found an 855 number on these forums, for national repair, and finally found someone competent, and stateside. He found some errors on my account, and set about to fix them. He said that he would escalate it to the headend. He never gave me his name, but said he would call back the next day. He never called, so I called the 855 number again, and found another guy, who gave me his call back number, and he found the same problem, and tried to fix it. He said he would contact the headend and see what was going on. The next day I came home from work, and after speaking to the second tech again, I finally got Val:V, but still no channels. just "Searching for Signal (v52)", except for the 3 channels I mentioned earlier. I spoke to TiVo, and we started playing with the tuners, and afterwards channels started to come in. After I got off the phone, it appears another activation signal was sent by Comcast, and the channels disappeared, and I was back to the 3 before, and "v52". I finally had Comcast send out a tech, who had absolutely no idea what we were talking about, and ended up just changing the line on the outside of the house to the TiVo, with no change. However, he and another tech came out, and ended up having Comcast try to pair the other Card from earlier back to one of the boxes, and now that card doesn't work. I've since spoke to my Second National Repair Tech, and another National Repair Tech, and while the card says Val:V, nothing but those three channels (which I believe are added to the system separately from my local headend) are coming through.

Today I had another tech onsite, he replaced the internal wiring attached to the working TiVo, and it still wasn't working. He swapped the Cable Card, and paired it, and it wasn't working still, now with Val:?, but those three channels continued. He ended up leaving, saying he would speak with another tech from their dispatch center, and see what they could find out. I spoke to my third National Tech, and she said that after a conversation with another tech, she was told that because I have "Limited Basic" I couldn't use a TiVo. I thought that odd, and was called not 10 minutes later by my second national tech, who said that wasn't true otherwise none of the would have worked. He was going to look into it, and now my three channels don't work again.

One note, when I use the Signal Strength service on the TiVo, the 3 channels I do get end up between 70 and 80%, although now that they aren't coming in it is closer to 70%. I checked the remaining TiVo that it working and it says 75%-80% and has no issues.

My Questions..

1) Has anyone ever found any competent when dealing with Comcast and Cable Cards?

2) Has anyone had issues getting their channels, aside from the local access channels? Or ever just got the local access channels?

3) Could by TiVo Roamio, which was attached to another service be the problem due to being possibly attached in another segment of Comcast's system?

4) Could the length of the copper core of the coax be a problem, not providing enough signal or contact to the long Roamio's connector?

5) Could the Roamio itself be the problem, even though I'm getting the 3 channels?

Any other ideas would be appreciated.


Tivo on screen time cut off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:53
I used the key combination similar to 30 second skip to turn on the time so that it is displayed in the upper right corner at all times. This was successful on my mini but on my Roamio it is cut off the top of the screen to the point it can't be read.

Same result SD or HD channels so it has nothing to do with the aspect ratio/zoom button.

Any thoughts?

What do you guys think of starting a fund for 4TB roamio upgrade developement?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:51
I'm thinking that the only reason that a solution for installing 4tb drive on a roamio hasn't been released is because there is little incentive for someone to research how to do this.

Also, it is likely that someone out there has the knowhow to be able to do this, but just dosen't have the time to do it... but if there is a monetary incentive, they might be willing to take more of their off time to do it.

Woud you guys be up for starting a paypal donation fund?

What's the easiest way to get a dual Tuner function

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:16
With the onset of digital with TWC, my Series 2 DT, is only single tuner now. My TV watching needs are simple. I just want to be able to record on one channel and watch on another. I don't even need HD.

I'm finding there is no way to adapt my Series 2 so I'm wondering what my options are. I could get another Series 2 and use that but then wouldn't it be a programming nightmare since they wouldn't talk to each other?

I don't really understand how cable cards work. Do I need a cable card with Series 3? Do I need one card or 2? Is S-cards single tuner and M-dual?

Can someone explain this to me really dumbed down.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Turn, Turn, Turn" - 04/08/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:16
First off, I'll say if you haven't seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, stop reading this thread now and don't watch the episode as this episode royally spoils the movie.

I won't say anything else for now other than wow, just wow. That ending came out of no where.

kickstart code for factory reset for tivo series 3?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:22
Hi, is there a kickstart code to do a factory reset on a tivo series 3?

Being Human Series Finale "Here Goes the Neighborhood Part III" OAD Apr 7, 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:38
Watching this season I didn't know that the show was cancelled until I was at the second to last episode. At least the gave an actual finale instead of just ending.. To be honest I had decided to stop watching the show once the season ended.

About the season, to be honest the Sally/Aiden never think things through. Their continual mess makings were starting to become a dead horse.

However when it come down to the finale episode, I liked the way it ended. Not too overly sappy, Aiden/Sally, the two characters I felt that unreedamable from all the messes they've made and lives/souls they've destroyed, sacrificed themselves allowing Josh to get his happy ending with Nora.

March Madness – Top Moments and Games and Commercials (Oh My!)

TiVo Blog - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:35
If you kept up with March Madness this year – and probably even if you didn’t – you know that the tournament has come to an end, declaring the UConn Huskies the 2014 Champions! Last night’s championship game against Kentucky was an exciting one – an opinion that can be validated by TiVo’s Top Moments. So which games, Final Four moments, and commercials were concretely dubbed the most exciting? TiVo Research looked to their data to deliver these answers.   First up, we have TiVo’s Top Ten Moments from the Continue Reading

are rechargeable battieries bad for tivo remotes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:26
I have a series 3 glo remote that has been working great for years. Recently, I decided to start trying to use AAA rechargeable batteries in instead. Things had been working great the last two months, but last week it started acting weird. Commands weren't working properly and commands were being doubled up.

I recharged the batteries and at first it seemed to fix the problem. Things worked as usual. However, a day later the same problems.

I have heard that using rechargeable is not advised in some electronics. Is this maybe the case with TiVo peanut remotes too?

iPad app not working - everything else does

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:11
Hey all, I'm trying to get the iPad app to connect to my Premiere 4 and it always gets stuck at the "No Compatible TiVo Boxes Found" screen. The oddest thing to me is that Desktop Plus on my PC works just fine. If I sign in with my account, hitting watch now gives the away from home network error. Here are some things I've tried and other info -
  • Powercycled everything (router, modem, TiVo, iPad)
  • Remote, CableCARD, and Devices > Network Remote Control is enabled
  • The iPad connects fine to (the TiVo) in Safari.
  • Reinstalling the app
  • Per support I tried going to http://www.tivo.com/manage and Change Device Preferences link, I disabled video transfers and video on demand until TiVoToGo read "i,i,i", then reenabled transfers until it read "a,a,a", then forced another connection. It didn't help.
I'm stuck. Like I said, Desktop Plus finds the TiVo just fine, but the iPad app doesn't.

Does anyone know what the problem might be?

How to prove that you (Tivo) still matter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:50
Mr. Bahr,

As a loyal and sometimes rabid Tivo fan, I can say that for years, Tivo has been the lead in the DVR market. Far superior to any cable box my cable provider has tried to force down my throat. But I must warn you, the barbarians are at the gates. The Genie and the Hopper are excellent products operating in your direct marketspace. Roku, Fire TV, AppleTV, ChromeCast, etc. are providing excellent sources of alternate content. You are in danger of being out innovated.

At the risk of being too bold, may I please make some suggestions:

1) Clean up your house; a) Finish converting all of the UI to HD.
b) Update your Amazon app (allow streaming and support Prime)
c) Finish the Android streaming App.
d) Do something about your way way outdated Tivo desktop software.
You are giving everyone the sense that you can finish what you have started.

2) Build an ecosystem that supports and promotes alternate streaming sources. There appears to be little interest on Tivo's part to support or promote developer efforts. To remain relevant, you need a strong ecosystem similar to Roku. It's not all about Cable & Satellite TV now.

We need apps; Vudu, Plex, Crackle, HBO Go, etc. (I can go on for pages).

Even FCC head Tom Wheeler recognizes that third-party content providers are effectively eating broadcasters' lunch. Please don't bank on their broken model for your future.

If you want to sell more consumer boxes. Please take this under consideration. From my person point-of-view, I would love to ditch my Roku and just use one box.

3) Develop streaming Apps for devices other than Android and iOS. For example, develop a streaming App for Samsung TVs or the Roku (or AppleTV or Vizio or...). Effectively providing the Tivo Interface on the TV without the need for a Tivo Mini.

ok... I will hop down off my soapbox.

Pre-Purchase Questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 15:02
The Roamio is two hundred plus fifteen a month. For that I get the unit, remote and don't need to buy anything else?? I'm in a nursing home and use their WiFi. Do I need the Internet with Roamio? If so, how do I get the signal via coax? I no longer have a cable box. TV plugged into the wall picks up BulkTV.

I won't be accessing Netflix or any other service. This is strictly for recording purposes. I want to watch commercial-free, when I want as interruptions are common, plus I want to rewind if I miss something. (I had Comcast with their DVR service and loved it. Didn't like the $105 monthly fee).

(I need to run this by the maintenance guy for approval plus they'll hook it all up for me. If cables are needed, I need to buy them in advance. )

The Roamio is disc-less, right, using HDD? I can record on one channel and watch another? I'd like to preset it to tape at 10:00 AM but at 10:30 AM I want to watch another channel. Can I preprogram it to tape daily at the same time? Weekly same time and channel as in a series?

I'm ready to order but need to be sure this is right for me.

Thank you

screen goes black problem - fix anytime soon?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:03
We have now long had a problem where the screen goes black except for the top right corner box. We long a go reported it to TIVO support which said they knew about the problem that some users have. It happens at odd times and the only way to get out of it is to hit GUIDE.

Is TIVO doing anything to fix the problem? As I recall it happens after program playback, maybe when you hit the TIVO button or exit the program to go back the now playing list.

force connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:36
I just setup a recording via tivo.com and I am not sure if it will record because it is going to start in about 30 minutes. Is there a way to force a network connection from tivo.com?


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