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Roamio & PC Cannot Connect

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:57
Roamio updated two days ago. Now Roamio does not list my pc in Now Showing. I've switched the network settings in Tivo Desktop back and forth between Tivo Beacon and Bonjour, I've restarted the pc and the Roamio - no luck. The Roamio IS on the network (it's wired ethernet and it can connect to Tivo Central).

Any thoughts before I call cs? Thanks much.

KMTTG with Roamio & Fios Cablecard

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:23
Hi. If I have a Roamio configured with a Fios Cablecard and record a show off of HBO-HD, will KMTTG allow me to copy (decode, convert) and export it for viewing on my laptop while in flight?

File transfer problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:18
I have a new problem with my Premier XL4 with transferring shows, with a failure partially though the process. I am transferring from the TiVo to a Mac (OSX 10.9.2). Although I first noticed the problem with cTiVo, I cannot transfer properly with iTiVo and the WebUI now. (Previously had no problems with this.) I tried restarting the TiVo with no help.

I have no problems with transfers from a TiVoHD on the same network. The Premier is connected directly to my GB ethernet network. From looking at the log files, the transfers seem to time out part of the way through, as data stops streaming from the TiVo. Any thoughts?


Premier software version: 20.3.8-01-2-758

PBS Your Inner Fish

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:04
Not sure if anyone else is interested in this upcoming PBS show but I thought I'd give people a heads up if they wanted to see it.

Premieres this Wed. April 9th on PBS.

My Inner Fish

Vanishing fast-forward/rewind preview

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 13:32
Suddenly, and without explanation, my Roamio yesterday stopped showing the video while fast forwarding and rewinding. When I hit FFW, the video pauses (the progress bar at the bottom appears, but does not show the progress), and when I hit play, the video resumes at the later point where it should be if it were fast forwarding. IN other words, it appears to be fast forwarding, it's just that the screen doesn't show me the fast forwarded video. Which makes fast forwarding REALLY sucky.

Has anyone here seen this before? I do not think my Roamio has downloaded any updates... but I will verify this. I don't think the spring update is out yet anyways.

I am running the TiVo through an XBox One. But it's not exhibiting any other behavioral issues, so I am skeptical that this is relevant. Still, I am willing to unhook the One and test it if it comes to that.

I've rebooted the Roamio and the Xbox One and the problem remains.

Anyone have any guesses or is it time to get TiVo support on the phone?

Conflicts -- am I doing it wrong?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:53
Hey gang --

I have to confess I really don't understand whether this:

...is something I'm doing wrong, or just something TiVo does.

The thing is that in the case of all three shows, TiVo is still recording all new episodes, so there actually are no conflicts.

For the HBO shows, the very first time it airs is being recorded. For Diva, there is a conflict the first time it airs, but a later airing of the same episode (1 am the next morning) is recording. The TiVo also does the same pretty much every day on a M-F news show -- the original airing at 6 pm PDT records, but if the tuners are all busy for the 9 pm rerun, it shows as a "conflict" even though it wouldn't record the rerun anyway.

All of my season passes (except for a few SyFy/BBCA Canadian/UK shows) are set to New Only, Keep 10, Keep Until Space Needed. Is there something I am doing that is causing the SP list to show there are conflicts, or is this just something the TiVo does? I would love a separate list showing "episodes that will really, truly never ever record" because this way showing of "conflicts" doesn't help me that much.

(In happier news -- GoT is finally back on my todo list! Yay!)

Temporarily run VZ boxes and Roamio on same network?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:55
Just curious.....could I run a new Roamio on the same MoCA network as my current VZ Fios DVR/boxes? I can't think of why I couldn't. This way I could finish watching whatever is recorded on my VZ DVR, while the new Roamio starts recording anything after that. Then pull the plug on the VZ boxes a few days later.

Tuning adapter reboot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:18
Anyone know if the tuning adapter reboots when one reboots the TiVo? If I don't reboot the tuning adapter from time to time, it starts screwing up. It would be nice to kill two birds with one stone to just reboot the TiVo via the help menu rather than fumbling around behind the TA unplugging it.

Anyone using 6 tuner Roamio w/TWC SW Ohio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:51
I'm trying to decide between the base Roamio and the plus model. Is anyone successfully using a 6 tuner Roamio with Time Warner Cable of SW Ohio? I don't really have the extra $200 but the plus model has stream built in, plus a bigger HD, and the extra tuners. I will beg, borrow and steel if I have to but I want to make sure I can actually use a six tuner model.


Metadata Cover Art for pyTiVo transfers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 09:17
Perhaps I'm missing something however when I have metadata tags for transfers back to my TiVos, despite including cover art images, they never get transferred with the text metatag data.

Am I missing something or doing something wrong? The videos I transfer to the Tivo never have the thumbnail image despite the metadata corresponding file on the PC side.

The only exception to this appears to be when for example when I pulled down Walking Dead episodes and edit out the commercials then transfer them back to the Tivo, then it appears to include the jpeg image however I'm not sure if it using what it already knows as once transferred back to the TiVo, the episodes are mixed with the standard episodes with commercials and the ones I edited the commercials out.

Is this normal behavior or is there something I'm missing. It's not a big deal but having the image thumbnail would be nice for transferred content.


<p>.@Spotify and @Pandora have made it

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 07:20

.@Spotify and @Pandora have made it impossible for songwriters to earn a living: three months streaming on Pandora, 4,175,149 plays=$114.11. — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 4, 2014

The post appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.

XBOX ONE owners thread...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:30
Any xbox one owners here? I would like to know how it has worked out for you? How is the Tivo integration through the HDMI pass-through?

I just purchased a Roku 3 specifically for Amazon Prime because I hate firing up my PS3. Today, I had an epiphany. Why don't I just sell my ps3 and also return the Roku, put all that money towards the One. Especially after reading this article: http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/05/t...-one/#comments

Anyway, would like to know what Xbox One owners think of the tivo integration. Thanks!

Is PLSR "Lifetime" a Scam?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 21:32
So, when going to enter the code PLSR, there was an asterisk that all should be aware of:

** Promotion period ends Dec 31, 2018. After your promotiom ends, you will begin being billed the standard unit fee for this payment plan.

I don't know anywhere else where purchasing a LIFETIME agreement expires in less than 5 years. Wow - buying lifetime means I will begin seeing charges again in less than 5 years when you thought you were home free. Yes, I know, it's 5 years away, but the principal is the same. Shame on you Tivo.

BTW, if you remove the promotion code, the asterisk goes away. I "guess" that's a real Lifetime agreement, but tough to trust them after that sneaky code they try to slip by you.

Wishlist option -- self convert to SP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:41
I would love to have an option for creating a Wishlist which would "auto convert" to an SP.

The scenario is that you can't create an SP when there isn't an upcoming episode within the next two weeks for a show. So, add an option to a wish list which would allow you to specify a channel on the Wishlist. As soon as the first episode which matches the wishlist shows up in the program guide, check it against the specified channel. If it matches, create an SP for that show and channel.

Over the years, I've had to recreate my SP's multiple times. Most recently, it was when Time Warner completely redid their channel maps. Many of my SP's were shows that only occur at certain times of the year (e.g. Falling Skies, Big Brother). So, right now, my SP list only includes those shows which are broadcasting right now. I'd love to be able to go ahead and put in a wishlist for the rest of the shows and be confident that an SP would automatically be created when that show shows up in the program info again. Instead I have to create a wishlist which picks up all the reruns on other channels or just manually keep track of when those shows start up again and go create the SP when it gets closer.

New Roamio Plus woth MoCA and Old Premiere with 802.11n adapter stream fine ... Why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:21
This is just a question, not a complaint. My new Roamio Plus is set to use the MoCA network that is in my home thanks to my Verizon FiOS router (or is it the FiOS Optical Network Terminal that embeds MoCA?) My old TiVo Premiere networks via a TiVo 802.11n adapter hooked to its Ethernet port. I purchased a MoCA adapter for the Premiere under the assumption that I needed it to facilitate streaming between the Premiere and the Roamio Plus. However, I have not yet hooked the MoCA adapter to the Premiere. After I set up the Roamio Plus I tried streaming HD recordings in both directions between the Premiere and the Roamio Plus, and it worked fine. I did not expect that the two DVRs would even "see" each other, much less stream video from one to the other, given that they are set to use two different kinds of networking. Can anyone explain the fact that my Premiere does not seem to need a MoCA connection to stream to/from a Roamio Plus that networks via MoCA? Thanks.

Ordered AtlanticBB w/Roamio Bundled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 18:02
I was a longtime original DirecTivo user, around 12 years. When my Tivo died, I tried U-verse for a year and a half. It wasn't horrible. Today, my U-verse dvr died, taking all my recordings and season passes. I decided this is a good time to give AtlanticBB another chance, now that they are including a Roamio Pro and a Mini in every double play bundle and I don't have to commit to a long-term contract to give them a try.

I hated AtlanticBB when I tried it in the past, but half the problem was their stb. It sounds like the Roamio might be good enough to offset their other problems.

Is there anything I should know?

Recording Aspect Ratio

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:35
Hi All,

Just got a Roamio and Mini. Things seem to be working okay, but when I watch recordings on the Mini, the output is in letterboxed 4:3 aspect ratio. The same recording on the Roamio are 16:9. Any ideas how to preserve the original format?

-- zelman

Well, that never happens :-).

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:29
I was just checking out my new Nexus 5 phone, and clicked on youtube. It immediately asked me if I wanted to view it on my TV, so I said, what the heck and gave it a try, and it brought up the names of my TiVo boxes to pick from. I picked the one I happened to be sitting in front of, and by golly, it just worked.

I was shocked.

The last thing I ever saw work without tweaking, and adjusting, and fiddling was gravity: If you let something go, it falls - no tweaking required.

I certainly never had any plug & play hardware plug or play without an infinite amount of fiddling around.

I guess I knew this was supposed to work, but just stumbling across it without thinking about it and having it work was amazing :-).

Help! Tivo Roamio Series 5 HDCP Not Enabled. No Audio or picture.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:00
Hey guys. My dad just got a tivo and cant get it to work. I dont know jqck about tech stuff, so im as lost as he is. He has a panasonic tv and the roamio tivo that he says is series 5. After doing everything to start it up he got an error message saying "hdcp not enabled" and we could not get any picture or audio. He has an insignia sound bar, a wii and a dvd player hooked up to the tv too, but i dont see how those would effect it because they arent connected to the tivo. He put a comcast cable card in the tivo, but he told me he called comcast and they troubleshooted saying the error wasnt them. Does anyone know what it might be? The hdmi cables seem to be plugged in perfectly.

Charter vs. Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:49
Sorry if duplicate but not seeing any relevant threads. Anyone on the forums using a Premiere (with Tuning Adapter and Cable Card) with Charter?


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