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Lionsgate + "BREAK" = Free Movies

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:20
There may be a "BREAK" app on my TIVO machines and just did not see it...
But with the news of "Lionsgate" teaming up with "Break.com" to stream about 200 movies free of charge.. could an app for this service be added??
Yes many of the currently available movies are grade "Z" but where else can you view "Hercules In New York"?

(PS: how about HBO2GO also!)

Record shows once in awhile feature

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 23:55
I suggest a 3rd option for keeping shows around. Right now you have KUID and KUSN. I suggest Refresh every Week. OR REW.

It would be a setting that refreshes your Keep at Most limit only every once awhile like every week for example. These shows could be deleted if Tivo needs space but otherwise Tivo would record 5 (or whatever Keep at most limit is) every week.

The reason you need this feature is so

A) you don't have to manually delete shows. family doesn't like to do this because they never really know if the other family member has watched the show or not. And shows using this feature aren't that important to permanently take up space either.

B) and because some shows are played 20x a week and you never watch that many episodes in a week. Why record and purge 15 of the 20 episodes per week if you're only watching 5?

I just find that I record some shows to keep around, but I don't need them KUID so they are taking up space no matter what and I don't need to have Tivo recording 20 reruns a week either.

ARguments against?

Well it's yet another feature.

You can manually delete.

You can set very low priority for these shows so whether they take up a tuner or not matters little.

Tivo is always recording crap anyway even if you aren't.

Suggestions: Tivo Mini or another Cable Card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:13
Hey Tivo Community. I'd like to solicit guidance from the experts.

A couple years back i picked up a 2 tuner premier at a good price. I'm still happy with the box and it's fully paid itself off thanks to my lifetime sub. I am however still getting juiced by verizon for the 5 dollar cable card monthly fee.

Today i'm just using one TV, but we're getting a 2nd set in the house.

Seeing the 10 year deal on the Roamio and i couldn't resist pulling the trigger. My Roamio plus will arrive next week.

Now here is my dilemma. I love my premier, but with 6 tuners, the Roamio will be plenty for the household. I hate paying an extra 5 buck a mont if i don't have to.

So here are my options:
1)Keep two seperate DVRs and pay 10 bucks a month to verizon
2) buy a tivo mini for the 2nd room and park/sell the premier

Option 2 will break even in two years, but i gues the questions are:
1) how do people like their mini's?
2) Can a premier without a cable card work like a mini? Including watching one of the 6 tuners on the Roamio?

Any other suggestions?


All shows copyright protected with Comcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:28
I am posting this as i hope that somebody can help me. Tivo technical service cannot and even as I try to find people with similar problems in the community my case seems special.

I am using a Stream with a Roamio along with an Apple Airport Extreme router. Until a few months ago all was great - I was able to download every show to my Ipad or stream outside the house. Then all of a sudden the only feature that would still work is the inhouse streaming. Every show, even the stupidest, became grayed out for download as well as out of house streaming. The message is "Download not permitted - Due to copyright restrictions, downloading is not supported through external devices".

When I bring this up to Tivo they are telling me it's my router, I have verified that NAT-PMP (Apple's UPNP) is (and always was) on; they have me run all kinds of checks for port settings (which all pass), but they are ignoring the fact that my in-home streaming actually still works and that all of this used to work also out of home.

On the flip side, I have checked the CCI bytes on the relevant channels and they show 0x00, which suggests that they are not copyright protected.
At the same time, I wouldn't put it past Comcast to put these kind of restrictions on Tivo so they can push their inferior X1 product.

I am really at a loss and despite escalation at Tivo I am unable to find a resolution to this problem. Also searching on the forum and the internet at large has not brought a solution.

Hope to find somebody out there who can help me.

Is there any way to find out why I got a Green Screen

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:13
My wife came home to the Green screen on our 2 1/2 month old Roamio Pro. She waited the 3 hours, and then contacted support which of course asked her to power cycle ( I am out of town )

Is there any way to figure out why this happened? Tito said they can't remote into their boxes.

Program seems to record but does not.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:42
I have a program setup to record. It shows up in the to do list. The indicator light on the front panel of the TiVo lights up indicating that the program is being recorded. When I look in the Now Playing list the program is nowhere to be seen! This has only recently begun to happen. There are no conflicts that I can see and it is happening on two different TiVo units. One is a Premiere and the other is a HD Series 3. Has anyone else seen this or can someone tell me why this is happening??

Selling TiVo with "Scheduled" Lifetime Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:40
I just took advantage of the $99 lifetime service offer on our Premiere, which we have already replaced with a Roamio OTA. The TiVo is already listed on eBay and the auction ends in two days.

After I called and paid to accept the lifetime upgrade offer, it appears it will not take effect until a full month from now, showing up as "scheduled plan":

The support section of the TiVo site says you must call and have the box removed from your account before transferring to a new owner. Will I be able to do this before shipping the premiere to the winning bidder if the lifetime service is still a future scheduled plan?

cablevision.cable card and tuning adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:37
I gave my premiere w/lifetime to my brother. He has cablevision I have fios.He hooked it up and ran setup while he went to cablevision to get a cable card. She didn't know if he needed a tuning adapter so she gave it to him.Went home installed CC called activation and got half of his channels.After 30 minutes the tech said she didn't know why and set up an appt. for someone to come to the house.They never tried the tuning adapter and when my brother tried it afterwards it made no difference.Does cablevision NY still use a TA? Does the TA have to be installed before activation of the CC?

Parks & Rec - Final Season Discussion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:29
So this is the 7th and final season for Parks & Rec, one of my favorite shows over the last 10 years. Once it hit its stride in S2, it was the best and most consistently funny sitcom on TV for a good 3 seasons straight. NBC is burning the 13 eps off in 6 weeks, which makes me happy/sad at the same time.

Last night were the first 2 eps, which feature the 3 year time jump that they hinted at in the final ep of S6, and I thought they were fantastic. Some of my favorite bits:

* Aubrey Plaza (April) in the red dress. Yowza.

* Amy Poehler's freakily good impression of Megan Mullally (Tammy II). So good it made me a little uncomfortable.

* Ron Freaking Swanson.

* Andy Freaking Dwyer.

* Councilman Jamm dressed up like Ron Swanson.

* Tom and Ben hugging and crying on each other over Tom's intro speech that he didn't give.

Upgrade Hard Drive tivo roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:03
Have the plus and want to upgrade the hard drive to 4tb. I have done some research but have a few questions. Is the 4tb now as easy as the 3tb? just pop it in? If so what kind of prepping do I do? Would I format fat32 or NTFS? Also I se the AV-GP WD hard drives. Is that what is in there now? Can I simply use a WD green?


Tivo Roamio Pro channel missing, not recording, acting really strange

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:50
I have a new Roamio Pro and I am getting very close to calling and asking for an RMA.

I spent two weeks trying to get Charter to properly activate the CC. They finally did that last Thursday. I was able to see and record 6 channels and was very happy...until the next morning when a couple of shows had not recorded and the History screen said it was due to "No Signal".

That started me on this week long quest to try and understand what is wrong and how to fix it.

In the process I have had various missed recordings.

I have also seen several cases where I use the Live TV button to scroll through the tuners and have one or two that are black with a "This channel is temporarily unavailable" message. This is most interesting since I can hit the Tivo button and the channel that is not available will show up in the Zoom window. If i scroll through with the Live TV button that same channel will go back to the unavailable message. I have video of this if anyone is interested.

I called Tivo support and got the wonderful advice that the Tivo and the Cable Card needed a few days to "settle out and get happy with each other." I was so frustrated I almost boxed it up then.

Here are the specifics on my setup:

Charter Spectrum Digital service.
It is SDV so I do have a Tuning Adapter. It is a Cisco 1520 running STA.1.0.0_1520_LR_F.1601 software. I have tried to get Charter to upgrade the TA to 1901 or higher code but they are "waiting for permission from corporate".

I have a Cisco PowerKEY 803 CC running PKEY1.5.3_F.p.1101 software.

The Roamio has the 20.4.5c software.

Signal strength on all channels is above 95%.
I do not use MoCa so I have cable out of wall into TA then out of TA into Tivo. I tried the splitter approach but it made no difference.

I tried limiting the number of tuners to 5 and 4 but that has not helped.

I still have a few days left in my 30 day money back window. If I do not get this resolved by the weekend I will be forced to send it back.

I am a 10+ year user of Tivo and I do not want to stop.

Does anyone have any other suggestions

Can anyone help me?

Person of Interest - S4E12 - “Control-Alt-Delete” 01/13/2015

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:34
Well, this certainly wasn’t what I’d call a trilogy. Not that I didn’t find the episode interesting or good (I did), but this really isn’t a trilogy and I kind of wonder who’s idea it was to call it one, The Producers or Network Marketing?

The title “Control-Alt-Delete” implies a reboot but that’s not what really got here. Instead, the episode focus here was on “Control” and setting up her role in the Machine Wars.

Sure, there’s Reese and Root trying to find Shaw but it’s in the background while the focus is on “Control”.

Again we saw layer peeling into “Control” and her life. Her operation in dealing with the “relevant” numbers and a touch of her personal life.
(I would suspect that “Control” justifies all of her actions in the name of protecting her daughter.)

And as it turns out, “Control” is unhappy with having a Decima stooge in her operations room and preventing from seeing information she requested with a smug look on his face.

Which starts her thinking about things.
About the supposed terrorist she’s chasing and what’s being hidden.

(Which makes it kind of interesting that “Control” knew that Grice let Shaw go. Does this mean Grice will join the team for a while maybe or does “Control” sort of approve of Team Machine’s goals?)

While we didn’t see much of Team Machine this episode, I did like the Reese/Grice fight and their shared concern for Shaw.

Emerson’s scene with “Control” was show stopping though and the culmination with “You say that like we weren't expecting them” was just about perfection.

(I should probably note that I’ve also enjoyed Camryn Manheim performances as “Control”.)

You could also Fusco’s eyes glazing over when Harold was explaining the plan in the truck his “Redwings suck” line was the laugh of the night.

Although “Control” did eventually track down and kill Said the alleged terrorist, she did find the new paint at the Stock Exchange basement so she’s definitely thinking about things and starting to realize that she was used to take out Samaritan’s trash.
(Which leads me to wonder, did she kill Said because she didn’t believe him or did she kill him to “keep up appearances’ and he’s an acceptable loss?)

And what does Samaritan want to say to the President?

(Will Obama announce something Samaritan related in his next State of the Union? ;) )

Recorded shows in folder have info switched

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:54
I have a couple of issues that hopefully someone could help me out -

1) I sometimes record set to record two episodes or more of a given show that is playing on the same day. After recording, I notice that the info of the shows are mismatched. Episode A has Episode B's info and visa versa. On the TV guide the info is correct just maps the wrong info during/after recording. Any way to fix this?

2) I also have a Pass that is set to record only "new" on a given show. The show is repeated the same day and possibly a 2nd or 3rd day. The TiVo records all of them. It is the exact same show/episode so I end up with multiples of the same show, episode, same channel (different date/time). Would the only work around is to reset the Pass by channel and time?

Thanks in advance to any and all help.

Low Speed Data Line

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:32
I need a replacement cable. When I moved my D10 Directv and Pioneer H810 TIVO, it made me go through the setup again. It is telling me that it isn't getting a signal through the low speed data cable. Neither TIVO or DTV have a replacement. I tried Radio Shack and Galvans with no luck.

Can anyone tell me where to get one?



2 DVRs or 1 DVR and 1 Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:15
I want Tivo in both the front room and back bedroom. I think I can do this either with 2 Tivo DVRs (one in each room) or with 1 DVR and 1 Mini.

What are the pros and cons of each? I have no Tivo hardware yet so I'll have to buy whatever I use. So there's a cost for the equipment and also the "subscription(s)" as well. It's been a long time since I used Tivo so any help is appreciated!

Edit: This is all for OTA use, not cable or sat.

MSD question and adding new Tivo to my account

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:38
OK, its been a while since I kept up with all the changes in Tivo and the pricing. Here is my question I currently have 6 Tivos, this is what I pay for monthly service :

Series 1 - Lifetime
Series 2 DT - 6.95
Series 2 DT - 6.95
Tivo HD - 6.95
Tivo HD - 9.95
Tivo HD - 9.95

How can I buy a newer Tivo Roamio from ebay and replace one of my other Tivos without losing or changing the MSD discount? Also do I need the S1 on my account to keep getting the low prices, its on its last leg?.. Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks

Loyal Customer Offer (Series 1 Owner)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:07
Ok, I've had a series 1 (with lifetime) since they were giving them away waaay back in about 1999. About 6 months ago it gave up the ghost and I haven't had a chance to look into fixing it or even seeing what's wrong, probably the upgraded hard drives. I even have a cachecard.

I received an offer from Tivo for an upgrade with $99 lifetime. Seems like a plan to upgrade since I can get rid of the mini adapter needed to use the old Series 1. But now I'm faced with options and I haven't kept up. Some reading has just expanded some of my questions so any help would be appreciated. I'm on Comcast (Chicago Metro area) but with only basic. We do watch some sports and limited TV (e.g. Survivor), but we are not a big TV family (and have Amazon Prime & Netflix). My wife likes to have the access to it in case there is local news impacting us or a show the kids need for school, etc. I do have an Antenna in the attic and can get the local networks over that. We are paying for the Comcast DVR for those limited things we needed to record.

So, Roamio sounds like an ideal replacement for the sucky Comcast DVR, and I think it will save some fees. I can also probably sell off the old series 1 for parts (is there still a market?). But which one? The basic Roamio sounds good as we probably don't need more than 4 tuners, and it would work with the antenna if I can convince my wife of pulling the plug (but comcast internet pricing almost requires keeping minimum level of TV). But the Roamio Plus has the built-in streaming to portable devices (Pro is same with just a bigger HD, and I assume the HD is enthusiast replaceable??).

So, anyone with experience, especially with the potential antenna+cablecard option? I'm torn between the (perceived) added functionality of the Plus over the basic, but I also like the antenna option. What are the hidden costs from Comcast?

On a related note: Do all the TiVo Mini's include lifetime now as well? I see Amazon has it for $132 (prime) vs $150 at TiVo direct.

PLEASE HELP! Tivo can't communicate with Cisco tuning adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 11:43
I have a Tivo Premiere and Cox cable with a scientific atlanta cablecard and a Cisco 1520 TA. Last week, my recordings would stop after a few seconds and I would have to restart the tuning adapter to get the channel again. I replaced the cablecard and tuning adapter. Cox says the cablecard has been paired.

When I plug in the TA, it blinks a few times, then the Tivo displays a message stating that the Tivo is unable to communicate with the TA and suggests that I unplug and restart the TA. The TA then stops blinking and has no lights at all displayed. If I then press the power button to the TA, it will just blink constantly and never get a solid light.

I have tried two brand new tuning adapters and two different cable cards with the same results. Cox has been unable to identify the problem.

I don't know where to go from here. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Which Tivo Setup Will Replace Genie

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:30
This may be covered already but I was not able to find the info I am after in a search of the forums

I currently have a Directv Genie HD DVR in one room and a small Genie mini HD remote unit in another room. They talk via the whole home DVR network. I like the overall functionality but I want to get rid of Directv. When I do that I want to replicate the functionality of the Genie stuff with Tivo hardware. I will only need over the air on the Tivo (no more cable or sat stuff - too expensive).

So, can you knowledgeable folks tell me what model of Tivo HD DVR and remote "slave" unit will let me replicate the Genie/Mini setup I have now?


MARVEL's Agent Carter "Time And Tide" 1/13/2015 S01E03

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:58
I created an episode thread for the third episode so we can discuss with spoilers. Someone can create a season long spoilers thread next week if the consensus is that we don't want to do episode threads.

When they were underground, the diffusion pattern of Peggy's flashlight reminded me of Captain America's shield.

I thought "He's dead" when the SSR agent transported the captured guy from the boat in the car by himself. I didn't know how but it just seemed odd that he'd transport a prisoner back to HQ alone.


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