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Could a small usb hub work on a mini for additional remote?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:04
I have a mini that sits behind a wall and one slide remote where the usb dongle plugs into the mini. Works great.
I'd like to get an extra slide remote (wife) with another usb dongle so we both have our own remote.

Does it sound reasonable that a very small, unpowered usb hub (2-3 port) could be plugged into the mini and then both usb dongles plugged into the hub?
Think that would work for both slide remotes?

The $150 Wireless Slingbox M1 Arrives

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:11
The Slingbox M1 has arrived and, as expected, Echostar’s smallest, lowest priced placeshifter packs WiFi… along with a variety of software enhancements across the board. As General Manager Michael Hawkey tells me, they intend to significantly grow their footprint with the $150 M1 and associated marketing: “Go big or go home.” While I can’t say for sure what the […]

Looking to use Tivo to watch TV in another house on the TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:12
I have a vacation home in FL and I live in NJ. I currently pay for cable TV in NJ and what I'm interested in doing is hooking up "something" so that I can watch cable TV on my FL TV (not a laptop or computer or mobile device)... but my TV... if I have to use two boxes or a Roku or whatever, that is fine... I just want to know if there is a Tivo product that will do this. Thank you.

Bad signal on TV3 only ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 06:43
hello. the last few days / week - my TV3 recordings have been quite bad with bad signal reception.

I'm in aucklands north shore.

- i have powered down/up,
- i have re-scanned my channels etc.

TV1, TV2, Prime, CHOICE etc all come up fine & can record. but when i record and WATCH (live) on TV3 (or TV3+1) - there are few symptoms.

- i have or may not have sound.
- The picture 'freezes' with lots of different colours at the top of the screen

Are other people having probs with TV3 ?

is there a way I can rescan / verify / proof-scan a single channel instead of scanning all channels ? to check the quality ?

Roamio and Slingbox

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:12
Will the Roamio Basic work with the Slingbox with HDMI pass through for streaming to my Android phone, or will HDCP prevent that. I know they offer a composite input, but I'm NOT watching SD, especially since my phone has a 1080p screen.

Big Brother 2014 Poll - Are you watching BBAD or Live Feeds?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:24
I am just curious... For those watching Big Brother this year (2014), are you watching the live feeds and/or the after dark episodes?

I just voted myself... I am watching the episodes and occasionally checking out BBAD.

Never have subscribed to live feeds, but thinking about checking out the free 48 hour "try before you buy" just to see how it all works... (choosing cameras, reviewing highlights, etc)...

Anyone with a Directv Genie see this issue with Extant?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 21:17
I had a 200 hour episode of Extant recording. It apparently went for a couple of days and i deleted it as soon as I noticed it.
Anyone else's Genie also on crack or just mine?

New to TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:58
I live in eastern NC in a community served by Time Warner Cable. I have 50/5 internet service only and am considering adding Digital TV along with a TiVo Roamio 6 tuner and two TiVo mini's. Have cable lines already to the rooms where the Mini's will go, as well as ethernet. The local office doesn't have much of a clue as to what i need from them to make this work. If any of you guys are in NC and familiar with TWC, any help would be appreciated.

Comcast, TiVo Working On Non-CableCARD Approach

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:50


"To Support Comcast’s Linear TV & VOD Mix on TiVo Boxes Sans Security Modules"

Current info on MSD substitutions?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:33
Several years ago, I bought a Premiere for a big discount, back before Tivo Inc made a big stink about NOT allowing those cheap units to be swapped into existing $6.95/mo MSD grandfather slots. I had intended to use this Premiere when my Tivo HD finally had a problem, but the darn thing kept running like a champ until this week.

Now I can either swap in a new 2 TB WD HDD I had also bought on sale long ago (planning too far ahead) or I can break out this now old "new" Premiere and put the 2 TB drive into it and try to swap it into my $6.95/mo MSD slot in place of the Tivo HD.

So I'm wondering now how much of a challenge I should expect to upgrade to the Premiere and keep my $6.95/mo rate. It it's a hassle, I'd just as soon just replace the HDD in the Tivo HD.

Does anyone have any somewhat recent experience in this area?

TiVO HD Still with service from previous owner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:15
So, I recently purchased a fully working TiVo Series 3 HD (TCD652160) from Craigslist for $15. It came with two remotes (regular and a Charter version). Its fully working and I really got it more for the Charter remote since it has an "OnDemand" button that turns out to fully work with my Comcast Xfinity OnDemand (On my Premieres and Mini). At only $15, I figure the TiVO unit itself was a bonus. :p

Anyway, the TiVo itself works fine and I came to find out it still has monthly service on it. I online chatted with a TiVO rep and they said it was being charged on an ongoing monthly basis. No commitment or 1yr service. Strictly monthly. I think they also said its a unit that is grandfathered in at $6.95/month. I'm not complaining and I stuck this TiVo in a workshop area to a 27" TV so its not a huge risk to me either way. Its been "In Good Standing" now for about 3 months so it makes me think the person forgot to cancel service and since the charge is about $7 per month, they are not really noticing.

Since I am not technically the current owner paying for service and couldn't verify any of the current account info, the TiVO rep really couldn't tell me more than that it had ongoing service on it. They couldn't tell me how much longer it might have either. Just that it was monthly.

I am trying to find the person's text number in case I decide I want to put service on it myself & with my account, but if I can never contact the current owner again, is there anything else that I can do to get this TiVO on my account? The only reason I see to do so is if I want to use the MRV feature with my other TiVOs (since the current Media Access key is different).

The only other thing I can think of is that I have to wait until the current credit card on file expires and the charges are rejected. Then the account is cancelled and/or closed due to non-payment. Unless of course the charges are also maybe being deducted from a checking account directly. In which case, it could be a while. Any other thoughts?

No Picture with Kmttg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:31
I've installed the latest version of Kmttg on Windows 8.1. *.TIVO files downloaded from Tivo playback just fine, but I'm trying to decode them so I can work with them in video editing software. The *.mpg files coming out of Kmttg have audio but no picture.

I know this is probably a codec issue, but I'm reluctant to install random codec packages from the internet and expose myself to adware and other malware.

If this is a codec issue can someone point me to the right package from a reputable source?


Court of Appeals Upholds DISH Hopper Ruling

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:00
"ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jul 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s September 2013 rejection of the Fox Broadcasting Company’s efforts to bar DISH subscribers from using two place-shifting features found on DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform: DISH AnywhereTM and Hopper TransfersTM.

The following statement is attributable to R. Stanton Dodge, DISH executive vice president and general counsel:

“Today’s decision is the fifth in a string of victories for consumers related to our Hopper® Whole-Home DVR platform. DISH is pleased that the Court has sided again with consumer choice and control by rejecting Fox’s efforts to deny our customers access to the DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers features. Last year, the Ninth Circuit also rejected Fox’s attempt to block customers from using the AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime features. We will continue to vigorously defend consumers’ right to choice and control over their viewing experience.”

DISH Anywhere, using Sling technology built into DISH’s Hopper with Sling® Whole-Home DVR, provides a DISH customer, once they receive a television signal in their home, the capability to remotely view that signal from a single Internet-connected device (mobile phone, tablet or PC). Sling technology has been available since 2005 and Fox’s motion was the first to seek to enjoin it.

With the Hopper Transfers feature, a DISH customer can move or duplicate certain Hopper DVR recordings made by the customer to an iPad; and unlike DISH Anywhere, no Internet connection is needed for viewing.


Will this drive work in a series 2?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:48
The HD went out one my series 2. I only use this one for transferring shows from my other Tivo so I do not need a drive with alot of storage. Will this one work? Also how to I get it to work in my series 2. The old drive in dead.

Initial Roamio setup question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:01
Setting up a new TIVO Roamio basic to strictly watch and record OTA. We have a temp apartment and have no internet access other than my iPhone with a 10 GB monthly plan. I understand there is a lot of updating done when a Roamio is first set up. Does anybody have any approximate idea how much data download will be done on initial setup? Will it use up the full 10 GB? Once it's setup I assume ongoing updates will be minimal correct compared to the initial downloads? Thanks!

Masters of Sex | "Parallax" | 2014-07-13 S2E01

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:41
Anyone watching this show to keep up with an episode by episode thread? By the way, S2E01 is currently available to watch for free on Showtime.com

Anyway, I thought the season opener was solid. Surprised to see Masters go off on his Mom and saddened to see Barton's failed hanging attempt.

Top Moments: 2014 Home Run Derby!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:22
Here are TiVo’s Top Five Moments for last night’s Home Run Derby on ESPN. It was an atypical event with a 55-minute Minnesota rain delay; the contest did not conclude until the Reds’ Todd Frazier recorded his final out at 11:50 p.m.     9:54 p.m. – Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins hits a monster home run 422 feet into the upper, upper-deck of Target Field. 9:29 p.m. – The Blue Jays’ José Bautista hits his tenth and final home run of Round 1. 10:10 p.m. – Justin Morneau, current Continue Reading

The Strain - July 13th, 2014: "Night Zero"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:01
Barring the big plot holes, I thought it was a great pilot. It was good enough that I was surprised when I heard some swear words and vulgarity - because it felt like I was watching a network show.

I saw from the preview that at least one or two of the plot holes will start to be resolved even in the next episode, so I hope they tighten up the story.

I also hope they don't wait until the season finale to actually have the "big reveal."

Spoiler: From the title of the 13th episode on IMDB, that might be the case. It's called "The Master."

Returning DirecTV HD Genie to use old Samsung Tivo...advice needed!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:56
Hello All,
Picked up a gently used Samsung SIR-S4040R 2-tuner Tivo (that looks a lot like my old Hughes HDVR2) and I am considering dropping my increasingly expensive HD Genie package and going back to 2-tuner Tivo. What are the ramifications? 1. Will I loose channels like my unsupported Hughes did a year or so ago? 2. Will firmware upgrades be a problem with no home phone line?
3. Only 1 cable coming into house from rooftop HD dish...will it still support the 2 lines out of splitter into 2-tuner tivo? Looking forward to answers and advice! Thanks.:confused:


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