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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Phoenixnz, May 9, 2011.

  1. Phoenixnz

    Phoenixnz New Member

    May 9, 2011


    I have the Tivo Desktop program installed and activated with my Tivo. The media key etc is all set up fine.

    However appart from when I reboot either my computer or Tivo I can't see my PC in my Tivo "Now Playing" list.

    When I reboot either Tivo or my PC it seems to show there for a short period of time. I'm able to transfer programs etc with no trouble. However if I transfer say one program of half and hour and then go back to Now Playing my PC no longer shows.

    I have checked my PC firewall etc and thats all fine.

    Any suggestions on what might be causing this?
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    The firewall may be the cause and what's needed to be done is to open some specific ports to allow desktop to go back and forth with the tivo.

    There is a list of ports on tivo.com, go under support and search for 'desktop' and 'firewall'.
  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    I would also try switching the discovery protocol from Bonjour to TiVo Beacon.

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