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True Detective Season 2 Casting news

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:21
Confirmed for Season 2 is Colin Farrell


I am on board. I think they guy can really act and it will be interesting if he does American accent or stays Irish.

I am still holding out for Jessica Chastain. I think her and Farrell together could be awesome.

3 Suggestions for TiVo to Improve OTT App Usability

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:13
With Vudu and Amazon Instant soon set to join the likes of Netflix and YouTube, as TiVo begins redefining themselves as a “Streaming Player,” we have a few usability enhancements to suggest. Because, as it stands, getting into TiVo’s over-the-top apps requires quite a few clicks compared to a Roku. So my first suggestion is simply repurposing […]

The A&E Streaming Infographic

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 06:17
In conjunction with the A&E, History, and Lifetime Channel apps launching on Fire TV, A+E Networks hit us with an interesting infographic. And, while it’s far too large to run in its entirely, we’ve chopped up a portion above. Beyond the numbers, and without knowing how exactly they measure an Apple TV “download,” A+E elaborates: On average, XBOX […]

spsps code not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:06
I had this code working on my mini For quick hide of banner.
my mini was stuck on a black screen so i had to reboot mini, now I can't get code to work again. Any trick to it? I know it has to be input while watching a recorded show

Menu is fuzzy after plugging into Marantz SR5009 reciever

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 22:24
I have a problem with my on-screen Guide menu on my Roamio Pro.

The on-screen Guide menu looks terrible. The font is readable, but it's 'fuzzy', in a way. Like there's a loss of resolution or something. This is a new problem.

The picture is the same (as far as I can tell), so I'm living with it. The TV, btw, is a Pioneer Kuro 50" Plasma.

I bought a new receiver, a Marantz SR5009. Instead of plugging my TiVo directly into the TV, I obviously was now plugging it into the pass-through HDMI port, with an HDMI out from the receiver to the TV.

The length of the HDMI cords should be noted. I have a 15' from the TiVo to the receiver, and a 25' from the receiver to the TV. Previously the TiVo went straight to the TV on a 25' cable. Not sure if this is an issue.

Any thoughts appreciated!

Madam Secretary "Pilot" (9/21/14) SPOILERS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 21:05
I thought it was interesting, especially since she's intent on being a rogue, and not an ass kisser. I may set up an SP when I get home.

Watched it live, so I missed some things. Who was killed in the car crash?

Apparently, Zeljko Ivanek is playing the same suck-up bureaucrat with an agenda that he usually does.

Guide Favorites without ABC buttons?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 20:40
I've got a TiVo Premiere HD and TWC just changed all my channels. I reset the whole thing and re-added Favorites, but on the Channel Guide I'm getting every single channel.

With the previous software, you could toggle between Favorites and All Channels by pressing Enter on the remote. But with the new software, you need a remote that has A-B-C buttons to change from All to Favorites -- and my remote doesn't have those buttons.

Does anyone know how to change the Guide settings without a remote with ABC buttons?


Tivo Stream Slow, How do I speed up?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:04
I know this general question has been asked but there always seems to be on detail that doesn't match my situation. I have the TiVo Roamio with Tivo stream standalone. I use apple Tivo app on iPad and iPhone. I have comcast with 50mb/s download speed. My iPad averages a speed of 42mb/s. A 1 hour tv show downloading medium size takes about 20mins. Yet I can download Avatar in HD (5.5GB) in the same time (20mins) or less. The Tivo stream is just ridiculously slow is there anyway to speed up? With my connection I should easily be able to download a 1 hour show (medium quality) in 5 mins. Also note I'm downloading on my home network not out of network. How do I make my Tivo stream match my internet speed?

Youtube not streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 18:47
On my Tivo HD...ethernet connected. I cant get youtube to stream. I use it nearly every day (at least my grandson does). And today I cant get anything to stream. I get an error that I need to allow transfers on tivo.com (already have checked it long ago...and rechecked today)...and restart the tivo...did that. Also suggested router errors...I rebooted the router a few times...and cable modem.

I can open the youtube app but cant get any video to stream. Netflix works...I can stream netflix movies. I also tried youtube through my 360 and that works.

Ethernet comes through a 4 port switch...which has my tivo, 360 and a wireless cam hooked up.

I did ping the tivo through the FRING app on my iphone and it was suffering major packet loss (like 50%)

Anybody have any suggestions for me here?



Doctor Who "Time Heist" OAD 9/20/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 17:49
Well I'm one of the positive one's on this season but another enjoyable episode. Not great, they can't all be, but watchable and enjoyable.

I liked the reference back to the phone number in the shop, that points back to that being Missy related.

Some predictable parts, especially the Architect being the Doctor, but I like all the timey wimey stuff.

I like the little references like ""Big scarf. Bow tie. Bit embarrassing"

Put Roamio hard drive into Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 17:23
The day I received my new Roamio (last December), I removed it's 500GB hard drive and installed a 2TB. I did this before I even plugged it in and activated it.

It just occurred to me that I have that 500GB hard drive sitting in a box in my closet, so the question is: can I put that 500GB into one of my Premieres essentially upgrading it from it original 320GB?

It seems like it should be a simple swap, similar to the Roamio, but I thought I'd ask just in case I'm missing something.

Bonjour Mademoiselle Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:56
It looks like most of you here use something other than Tivo Desktop. I wanted something simple so I set up a dedicated Windows 7 Professional computer with Tive Desktop to serve downloaded movies. It’s been running for over a year and it’s been mostly problematic. Sometimes the Tivo Premier can’t see it, sometimes the Tivo Roamio can’t see it and sometimes neither Tivo can see it.

I’ve tried all the usual fixes such as: reboot the computer, restart the Tivo service, use Tivo desktop cleaner and reinstall Tivo Desktop, clear the cache and so on. Some things fix the problem temporarily. Nothing fixed the problem permanently.

One of the times I was reinstalling Tivo Desktop I noticed that it installed Bonour 2.x. I remembered that my PC with iTunes used Bonjour 3.x. So, I uninstalled the Bonjour 2.x that came with Tivo Desktop and installed Bonjour 3.x that came with iTunes. That was six weeks ago and everything has been working perfectly ever since. Just passing this along since I haven’t seen any solutions like it.

Can I activate a Mediacom/CableCompany NEW TiVo Mini on Tivo.com account?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 13:17
So i thought I scored a great deal on a NEW, in package TiVo mini. Turns out it looks like it is a cable company owned/rented unit. I went to TiVo.com and it says to call an 800 number, or contact Mediacom, the local cable company. I didn't even know that they distributed Minis. (I've been out of the TiVo loop for about 4 years, went to DirecTV, and now on OTA.)
So, any chance TiVo customer service would activate the unit on my regular TiVo.com account? Or is the unit just worthless?

Any help and info/insight is greatly appreciated.

Alex (DocChaos)

How far can you get on initial setup without it being Activated?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:04
How far can I get through the initial guided set-up without the box being activated?

I'm buying my parents a Roamio Plus, and Mini. They are buying the Lifetime service.

They live out of state and I'll be there on vacation next month. My plan is to put in a bigger hard drive, let it do what ever updates are needed, and try and get through guided setup at my house (using their location) before I leave.

Then when I arrive, have them buy the lifetime, and get the CC and TA installed.

Is this possible? Is there a better way to accomplish this?

Depending on the CC installation date, there might not be much time between when I arrive and Charter does. I know they don't like to be sitting there waiting while Tivos do updates and reboots.


Unable to connect / gateway not found

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:13
We have two Premiers running 20.4.2 plus an old Series 2. They are connected to our wired home network and each can see the others, read each others' "Now Playing" lists, and transfer or stream shows between them (the Series 2 can't stream, of course). There is also a PC on the net which is running TiVo Desktop.

The problem is that one of the Premiers has been unable to connect to the TiVo service for two weeks and is now without program data. Connection fails during "Preparing" with a status of "Gateway not found". TiVo Central is also down on the non-working Premier due to a "Temporary Service Connection Issue" (C133). TiVo Central, and all of its features that we use work fine on the other Premier.

I have rebooted the non-working TiVo, rebooted the router, and checked the network settings - each many times during the last week or so, in assorted orders. No change!

One possible symptom is that while the working Premier can access the shows stored on the PC, the non-working Premier can only see and access the other TiVos but not the PC.

Any help, suggestions, insight, ... would be greatly appreciated.

Mini on MoCA work w/Network Down?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:21
Hi, all . . .

I have a Roamio Plus with a Mini on MoCA.

Will the Mini still function if my Router / Network Connection crashes? Is MoCA all it needs to function? What will and will not function if this happens?

Thanks for your help.

Stalker. No upcoming shows listed.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:19
Saw the preview for a new show coming Oct 1st called Stalker. It's on CBS.
Anyway, my wife said to go ahead and set a season pass for it in case it turns out to be decent. It shows in the listings but doesn't show any upcoming episodes in the next 2 weeks. :confused:

And I know I have the correct show because it's a picture of Dylan McDermott on the screen. Also checked to make sure the tivo has successfully connected and it has.

Anyone else have this issue?

The Curious TiVo Roamio OTA

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:30
The new TiVo Roamio OTA is a curious beast, In fact, we’ve fielded more questions on it than any other product the DVR pioneer has released in recent years. Unlike TiVo’s prior attempt at targeting cord cutters, instead of lowering services fees on existing hardware, this time around they’re dropping box cost. The prior base 4-tuner […]

Upgrade questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 22:46
It's time to replace my series 2. It looks like it'll be a Roamio. We're Dish subscribers so I don't care how many channels I could record if I had cable, I'm stuck at one at a time. (so the basic Roamio) My wife records sewing/craft shows; I record old movies and football (Go Cougs). I use KMTTG to download and then convert using VideoReDo and copy to a Roku. So I don't need a lot of storage on the DVD. (Again the basic Roamio)

Is there any reason why I should go for the Plus or the Pro over the basic Roamio? Isa there something besides number of channels or storage that I'm missing?

Using a Hot Spot for Updates?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 21:51
I have a Series 2 (basic service) Toshiba SD-400 standalone TIVO unit with a lifetime subscription. I, like many others, wish very much to get rid of my land line phone service. I do not have a router network but do have a Hot Spot or MIFI unit that I use to get onto the internet on my computer and tablet. If I am only interested in updating my program listing so I can record easily and see what is on, can I use the TIVO G wireless adapter with this hot spot unit to update my program listing (hopefully automatically but if I have to then manually)? My hot spot is a standalone device (not a phone) and is plugged permanently into an electrical outlet and is always "on".

If the answer is "yes" I can use my hot spot, is there any trick to it or do I just follow the instructions that come with the wireless adapter? And if the answer is "no" what is another simple solution to my problem? Thank you very much.



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