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post #241 of 679
It's the standard type of ad you get when you hit pause, you can then hit down-arrow to get rid of it.
post #242 of 679
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

.... you can then hit down-arrow to get rid of it.
......for the duration of the current program. If replaying the episode or playing anything else it will come back, only to be easily dismissed by the down-arrow smile.gif
I don't really care for it but it's easy enough to get rid of, that and a CLEAR to get rid of the status bar. IOW pause, arrow-down, clear, repeat for next program.
post #243 of 679
That Carbonite ad got me two extra months of service. I don't mind the ads like this since they are not obtrusive and do nothing to prevent me from using my Roamio normally.
post #244 of 679
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Originally Posted by RDHolmes View Post


The issue should become moot with the next release of the Roamio software. The issue of multiple tuners on the same channel should be resolved, rolling 90 minutes instead of 30 minutes on the currently viewed channel and other improvements.
I'm not seeing the increased channel-buffer time on the Roamio Basic yet -- I'm still at 30 min. Is anyone seeing it on the other cable-only models?
post #245 of 679
I've not heard anything about the buffer being increased. It is certainly not active with the recent update.
post #246 of 679
Perhaps you're thinking of the Live TV timeout on the TiVo Mini? It was supposedly increased from 90 minutes to 4 hours.
post #247 of 679
No, the live buffer (still 30 mins.) and the live timeout on the Mini (now 4 hours, was 90 mins.) are different things. The beef here, as always, is that Tivo decides for the user what is best with no option to change the behavior. It's one of the biggest beefs I have with them.
post #248 of 679
I've a Roamio Pro and have been getting an odd Channel bug for a while. The problem is that I'll go to a channel such as the NFL network and after a long pause I get a message telling me I'm not subscribed to the channel. I can then channel up, and immediately channel down and sometimes the NFL network starts playing like it should. There are perhaps a dozen or more channels this happens with. It is almost as though it is taking too long to get the signal to be recognized by the Tivo. This happens periodically - the first time was a couple of weeks ago, it went away, and I didn't see again it until yesterday.

Does this sound like a Tivo issue or a Comcast issue?

I'm going to see if changing my output resolution speeds up the hand shake, but don't know what more I can do.
post #249 of 679
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Sounds like a tuning adapter problem.
post #250 of 679
Thanks for the reply - I have a cable card (no tuner adapter), would that behave the same way?
post #251 of 679
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You might want to call Comcast and explain the problem.

It doesn't sound like a TiVo problem.
post #252 of 679
Maybe a signal strength/quality issue? What does the DVR Diagnostics screen say when you are tuned to that channel? Look for the SNR and signal strength numbers and what the "uncorrectable error" counts are.
post #253 of 679
In the past the NFL Network has always been a strong signal, but I never bothered looking at the uncorrectable error counts.

I'll give Comcast tech support a call and ask them if they've got an idea what it might be.

One think I noticed is that the two times I've noticed this has been immediately before I get a notification of lineup changes. The lineup changes are not for any of the channels I get, but Comcast could be doing some internal stuff that impacts these channels.

Thanks for the suggestions.
post #254 of 679
This is a known problem. It's mostly a Comcast cable card issue. The firmware on these cards is really old, and buggy. You might wish to try another cable card. BTW, what's the firmware number on your card? You can find this under settings in the TiVo menu.
post #255 of 679
I get this same issue from time to time on an HDXL with a tuning adapter on TWC. I've really only noticed it on NFLN and RedZone, so there is definitely something going on with those signals.
post #256 of 679
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Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon View Post

... BTW, what's the firmware number on your card? You can find this under settings in the TiVo menu.
The only thing I see that might apply is the cable card info is Ver 0012.
post #257 of 679
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Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon View Post

This is a known problem. It's mostly a Comcast cable card issue.
The odd thing is that I had this cable card in a 2 tuner Premiere XL for 3 years and never had this problem until I got a 6 tuner Roamio and put the same cable card in it. I'm wondering if perhaps there is a software issue with the Roamio (or the 4-tuner Premieres) that glitches the cable card when there are 4 or more tuners. Or perhaps the cable card doesn't like it when there are more than two tuners all tuned to the same channel (which I notice somehow happens all the time with the Roamio). I'm going to talk to Comcast about getting another cable card.

Thanks for all of the replies.
post #258 of 679
If it records 6 shows, how many cable cards will it need? I have Time Warner.
cb
post #259 of 679
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Originally Posted by abredt View Post

If it records 6 shows, how many cable cards will it need? I have Time Warner.
cb

One.
post #260 of 679
Anyone know why TiVo didn't include PIP on their new DVR's? Since both cable and satellite have it I figured they would have included it.
post #261 of 679
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Originally Posted by TheRatPatrol View Post

Anyone know why TiVo didn't include PIP on their new DVR's? Since both cable and satellite have it I figured they would have included it.

TiVo has never had PiP since it would mean they need two decoders. They only use one decoder. I remember trying PiP back in the early 90's and never liked it. I definitely would never use it now. Although I do use a tablet for a second screen sometimes if I'm playing a video game and a football game is on I want to watch. But I wouldn't want to use PiP for that.
post #262 of 679
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

TiVo has never had PiP since it would mean they need two decoders. They only use one decoder. I remember trying PiP back in the early 90's and never liked it. I definitely would never use it now. Although I do use a tablet for a second screen sometimes if I'm playing a video game and a football game is on I want to watch. But I wouldn't want to use PiP for that.

PIP is great for watching sports. The problem with PIP back in the day is that it was too cumbersome for the average user to use it. On some TV's, you had to have two receivers and multiple remotes to use it, which is probably why you don't see it on TV's anymore. Its much easier to use today now that its built into the receivers.
post #263 of 679
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Originally Posted by TheRatPatrol View Post

The problem with PIP back in the day is that it was too cumbersome for the average user to use it. On some TV's, you had to have two receivers and multiple remotes to use it, which is probably why you don't see it on TV's anymore.

Cost-cutting is a more likely explanation. TVs don't even have two RF jacks anymore, let alone two tuners and two decoders to allow you to watch two channels at once.
post #264 of 679
I've had a TiVo Roamio for awhile now and love it.

I was wondering if someone could tell me how I should setup the video options for a 1080p plasma that I just got. Right now I have it set for straight 1080p (60fps) output. When I ask the TiVo to detect which output I should use it selects 1080i. There is also a 1080p (pass-through only) option.

What about overscan settings both on the TiVo and TV itself?

TV is a 2013 Panasonic S64 plasma.
Edited by angle_theory - 11/10/13 at 10:04am
post #265 of 679
Your overscan setting resides in your display, not the Tivo.
post #266 of 679
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

Your overscan setting resides in your display, not the Tivo.

Ah, maybe it was my apple TV that also had an overscan setting, thought the TiVo settings had one buried in there too.
post #267 of 679
Anyone know if theres a roamio remote code to control my Logitech z-5500?
post #268 of 679
On my 1080p lcd 1080i content looks better when tivo is set to 1080p fixed so i use 1080p fixed. I also mirror my roamio to a second 720p plasma TV. I find a 720p program upconverted by the tivo to 1080p looks better on my 720p plasma than were i to feed it the native 720p feed. For me, fixed 1080p is one of the best new series 5 features .The obvious advantage of setting fixed 1080p is no more pause /time outs when switching channels with different resolutions as would happen with my premiere tivo when i had it set to native rez. I notice when you click auto- tivo sets to fixed 1080i. This seems wrong to me because 720p material definitely looks better when set to 720p or 1080p.
Edited by leiff - 11/10/13 at 3:21pm
post #269 of 679
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Originally Posted by Hyrax View Post

I've a Roamio Pro and have been getting an odd Channel bug for a while. The problem is that I'll go to a channel such as the NFL network and after a long pause I get a message telling me I'm not subscribed to the channel. I can then channel up, and immediately channel down and sometimes the NFL network starts playing like it should. ...

Several people in this thread made some helpful suggestions, so I thought I'd post an update. After a fair amount of digging around we discovered that the cable signal is too strong. Tivo suggested having Comcast put an attenuator on my TV signal. A while back I was having problems with my Internet, I suspect they fixed that problem by boosting the signal, and that made the Tivo signal to my Tivo too strong. My signal strength was at 100%, which Tivo says is misleading - it could be 200% and the diagnostics would report it is at 100%. Ideally, one would have a signal strength of 99%. Tivo also says the SNR should be no more than 35 DB, and I was at 40.
post #270 of 679
I don't know if this is the right forum to post this, but I just bought a Tivo Roamio 3TB edition this weekend. Within minutes of setting it up and getting the Cable card set up, my wife wanted the machine gone! The menu system and the remote control are best of breed. I don't think that I have ever seen a TV menu system that was quite so intuitive.

However one thing kept us from keeping this machine - Image Quality. Even at 1080p the MPEG compression was unbearable. I have a Panasonic VT 65 and it picks up every drop of visual noise. Unfortunately the video on the Tivo was just unacceptable. I guess my next question would be if there is a DVR/PVR that will work perfectly on a plasma television?

I am somewhat disappointed, because I actually love the Tivo and its other attributes. Being able to see video on my iPhone and the Season Pass was truly wonderful. But we just cannot accept the image quality - even on Pass through and so we are returning the device next week.

Look forward to hearing any other views on this.
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