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The Mysteries of Laura Pilot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:39
The real mystery is how we made it through to the half-point before deleting the episode and the season pass. It was truly awful.

I really wanted to like it, but it was a mess.

No longer permits viewing- error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:27
I have a Tivo Roamio with an OTA Antenna connected. I just recently upgraded from a Premier. A few days before getting the Roamio I hooked back up the Premier and began getting the error "The copyright holder no longer permits viewing of this portion of the program" on every channel. The Premier hadn't been hooked up for a few months but I had never had that error before and it was hooked up to the same antenna and wiring but to a new tv. I didn't worry to much about it as I was getting the Roamio. When I received and hooked up the Roamio I began getting the same error.

My first call to Tech Support said it was likely caused by incorrect guide data and to force a connection and then restart. I thought it worked but only temporarily as the error appeared and hr or so later.

My second call to Tech Support said it had to be a issue with the TV station broadcasting a incorrect flag and to call my local stations about the issue. I explained it was happening on every channel so it didn't seem likely all the stations in Kansas City were having the same issue. I was transferred to a supervisor and she agreed that was the problem.

My third call to Tech Support I was told the issue was with my reception and that I needed to be above 80% strength or I would continue to get that error. I ran some new coax and re-positioned my antenna (actually even tried a new supposedly better antenna) but cannot get about 72% signal strength . My SNR is 29, and CCI byte diplays N/A. The problem is intermittent and comes and goes regardless of the signal strength as it is very steady at 72%. I have a pre-amp connected to the Antenna and have tried with and without the pre-amp with no change in error.

Does the 3rd rep sound accurate, am I SOL if i can't get 80% or could it be something else? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Picture yourself standing on

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:15
Picture yourself standing on this lake shoreline its warm sign I'll there are heard duck-billed dinosaurs and other kinds aslant-eating dinosaurs along the lake meaning vegetation like forced tales Kinko’s the flowering plants an abundance flying section crawling insects on the shoreline in the water their part timers large ones like T-red smaller ones public truly done and their hunting these painting dinosaurs .

RF Buzz from Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:10
I just installed a Mini in the bedroom. I have been using wireless headphones in this location without issues. With the addition of the Mini there is now a fairly loud buzz in the headphones. It seems to be coming from the Mini power brick but I cannot be certain. If I unplug the Mini it is completely gone.
Anyone else experience RF noise or have any ideas?

Tivo-HD TCD652160 Blinking Green Light

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 20:30
The fan and hard drive spin up and the Ethernet lights turn on. However, the tivo does post and it shows no video. Is the power supply shot and/or the motherboard?


Bad Tuner - What Are My Options

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:57
I had posted earlier that one of the tuners (Tuner 1) on my Premiere was going black and getting no signal. A reboot brought back the signal on that tuner but it keeps happening. I contacted Tivo tech support. I replaced the cable card and redid the set-up to add antenna. Problem still occurs with a new card and on over-the-air channels. Tivo finally threw up their hands and said the tuner is bad and offered me a refurbished Premiere for $149 but I have to get a new contract. The "lifetime" contract on my Premiere is only 20 months old. If I have to get a new contract seems like I might as well get a new box (only $50 more).

Here are my options so far:
Get a replacement Premiere.
Get a new Roamio.
Say to hell with Tivo and get a cable company DVR.
Send the Premiere to Weaknees.com and see if they can repair it ($99.99 plus shipping for them to just look at it).

Is there any way to replace the tuner(s)? I replaced the hard drive on my old Tivo3 (which still works). Is a similar DIY replacement possible for the tuner?

I appreciate any ideas and suggestions. Thanks.

anti multiple connections at the same time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:46
i was wondering if the tivo network has any kind of anti multiple connections at the same time from the same ip address or phone number.

everyone knows for example if you try to make 2 or more connections to an irc server via even multiple clients from the same ip address you will get a message saying other irc clients are connected.

same goes for if you try to login multiple times to some sites.

is there something similar on the tivo network?

i have 2 tivo boxes and if box 1 has called in then box 2 calls in does the server refuse the connection or say there is another tivo box connected?

i am noticing 1 box connects ok but the other is still getting the exclamation point when i hit the tivo button.

a suggestion: if the tivo network only uses the ip address or phone number to identify the connection please also use the box's serial number for additional identification and allow both boxes to connect.

or allow the boxes to communicate with each other and copy the update packets from the other boxes.

Kmttg curl 35 error

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:15
I have a Tivo HD I have successfully run kmttg against for some time, but a few days ago, trying to get the np list has been erroring out with a curl 35 error. I can get the 'to do' list fine.

Here's one of the errors:

F:\Programs\Kmttg\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar f:\temp\cookie1770058393283147230.tmp --url https://192.xxx.x.xxx/TiVoConnect?Co...AnchorOffset=0 --output f:\temp\NPL1947516585373264480.tmp
Failed to retrieve Now Playing List from TivoHD
Exit code: 35
Check YOUR MAK & IP settings
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:01 --:--:-- 0

more map errors, then...

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:01:07 --:--:-- 0
100 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:01:07 --:--:-- 17
Warning: Transient problem: HTTP error Will retry in 1 seconds. 3 retries
Warning: left.
Throwing away 34 bytes


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0curl: (35) Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to xxxxxxx:443

I've rebooted the Tivo and still no joy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

how do i hook up tivo to my airport express?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:33

I'm new to TiVo. My modem is hooked-up to my airport express which only has one port. So I cannot hook-up my tivo to the internet if I want wireless access for my laptop and phone. I'd like to have both running... somehow connect my modem to the tivo AND the airport wireless network.

My question is: what do I buy to keep both signals going? An ethernet switch or hub (none of them seem to mention Tivo or other devices other than networking computers)? Would either of these work? Some other device??

I have a Tivo series 4 and an apple airport express (not sure what model -- I had it for a while; only has one port).

Any help would be greatly appreciated as my RCN guy seemed to know ZERO!


iOS 8 & Tivo App --- Happy together?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:12
I haven't yet updated my iPad to iOS 8 after Apple released it yesterday.

Can anybody confirm if there's any conflicts or issues with the TiVo App? Specifically, I want to make sure I'll still be able to Stream and Download Shows Out Of Home and away from my home network.

Thanks for any feedback from anybody who has downloaded the iOS 8 App and tested it.

Switch Mini to Lifetime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:02
Bought a Mini back in January and another new one direct from TiVo for $49 last month. Both are on their $5.99/monthly subscriptions.

Does anybody know if I'm able to switch both of them to Lifetime subscriptions? If so, how much? What's the process to make this happen?

Under the Dome - Season 2 Episodes 11,12, and 13-SPOILERS-

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:16
Might as well clump the remaining episodes together even though the finale hasn't aired yet. There is no word of it being renewed at the moment, but it appears season 3 is coming.

I am only up to episode 11 right now - the one where it gets cold. What the F that was bad! Julia just got shot, now she got stabbed in the leg, gets hypothermia, dies, is revived, and is up and walking around at the end of the episode. The dome is frozen, it thaws, then it spins, now it is shrinking. Damn dome make up your mind how you want to kill these people. At least Barbie tries to resuscitate Julia for more than a few pushes before declaring her dead. Also, if you are going to try and pick up an egg that is a source of high energy, you may get a set of tongs that is longer than a few inches.

Overall the writers are clearly just pulling stuff out of their butts at this point.

Big Brother - 9/17/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:43
And then there were three ...

Derrick is without a doubt one of the best players to ever play the game. I can't recall a time where a player had maneuvered themselves into a better position going into the final four. Derrick was so confident that everyone was loyal to him that he didn't even hesitate to throw the veto comp. What's even more impressive was that he was dead right. All three of the remaining players would have taken him to the final two, so there was no advantage to winning the veto.

I honestly don't see how Derrick can possibly lose the game, at this point. Both Cody and Victoria will take him to the end, and even if he decided to take Cody to the final two, he would still win by a landslide. Cody is on a run now, and I can easily see him winning the final HoH. If this happens, it will be sad to see him take Derrick and throw away $450,000 like that.

Cheap MOCA solution: my experience MI424WR rev E

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:32
Just wanted to share my experience in using a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR rev E router to network my Tivo Mini's.

I know this has been discussed on various threads, but thought I could clarify things that I have learned in my research.

1. Bought a MI424WR rev E from ebay for less than $25 shipped. If you buy a MOCA adapter from Tivo it will cost over $60 shipped -- and TIVO is the cheapest place to buy a MOCA adapter for some reason.
2. The MI424WR rev E is a Verizon wireless router with multiple lan ports, wireless G and MOCA networking capabilities. Despite what I have read in various places, the specs describe this rev as having only MOCA 1.0, not 1.1. This version is cheaper than later versions I have seen on eBay, however.
3. The router is apparently not that great on the wireless side, so I disabled it and use it as a simple MOCA bridge.
4. I have a Roamio basic connected in my AV stack to the internet via a Powerline Networking adapter which is connected to a simple switch which then connects to my Tivo, WDTV and other items. The Powerline adapter works just fine in streaming Netflix and so I don't want to change it out.
5. I followed the directions on setting the MI424WR as a bridge from the AVS forum thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-hom...ge-all-41.html.
6. Once I followed the directions to set up the MI424WR, I plugged the MI424WR into a coax cable from a splitter near my Tivo, plugged a cable into one of the Ethernet ports and plugged the other end into the nearby switch and powered it up.
7. Attached coax cable to my Tivo Mini. Told it to use MOCA and it just worked. Fast response, easy to use.

Hope this helps someone.


Red Band Society - S01E01 - Pilot - 09/17/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:51
Figured I would start a thread. I tried to watch this last night and actually gave up about halfway through. I realize that I did not give it a much of a chance but nothing was grabbing me. It seemed like a boarding school in a hospital complete with their own classroom and fancy dorm rooms. Granted, I know little about children's hospitals but it seemed so unrealistic.

I am being exceptionally picky this year about adding new shows though so maybe I jumped the gun when I gave up on it.

Roamio and Harmony One issue?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:34
This has happened a few times and I'm not sure what the problem is.

I use a harmony one to control my roamio basic as well as tv, denon receiver, etc. I click on the "Tv" activity and everything comes on (tv, denon). Of course the roamio is always on. But when you try and change channels the orange light doesn't illuminate for any button press. You can control the volume of the denon which leads me to believe it's a roamio issue.

I'll have to dig around and find the tivo remote to see if it exhibits the same issue. Just wanted to see if anyone had any similar experience?

Amazon Introduces Family Library & Tablet Profiles

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:56
Beyond unveiling a boatload of new Kindle reader and Fire tablet hardware, Amazon finally gets with the program in allowing households (or close approximations) to share their digital media. Not that the current situation has prevented my wife, mom, and I from sharing our Kindle books and Amazon Instant Prime video streaming, Amazon will soon smooth the experience and remove the […]

Tivo Slide Pro Remote Control Programming issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:27
I just purchased a new Tivo Slide Pro Remote control, and it works great...except for one thing. I am trying to program it so it turns on/off my TV, Receiver & a remote controlled Fireplace in my livingroom.

I have tried "learning" the commands for "power" from each of the original remotes (my TV's, Receiver's & the Fireplace's). I am able to successfully "learn" the power functions for all three devices, but when I press the "TV Power" button on the Slide, it will only turn on/off two of my three devices, not all three. Each time I try to "relearn" the various "power" buttons, the Slide ends up turning on/off two different items. It's been able to control the power of all 3 devices, just never all 3 at the same time. Right now, it's turning on my receiver and fireplace, but not the TV.

This is driving me crazy, since I purchased this remote specifically for it's direct (and outstanding) RF control of my Roamio, but I also want it to turn on/off all three (not just two) of my devices. And yes, I've tried resetting the remote 5 times now, re-pairing it to my Roamio, and have also tried using the built-in codes to try controlling my TV, but when I do this, it seems like it loses either the Fireplace or Receiver. One more note, I also own the older regular Tivo Slide (non-pro) remote, and I was successful at getting it to control the power of all 3 devices, but it has a serious lag with my Roamio...

Hard drive upgrade options for a Series 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:11
I have a Series 3 (model #TCD652160) with a stock drive that is working fine. Looking to upgrade its internal hard drive to larger size. I have initially thought about going with a 1TB drive and I think this is the one to maybe get:


However, I am reading that this model can be upgraded to 2TB so may consider it. What are the WD models recommended for 1.5 and 2TB?


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