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Error message transferring shows

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Upinit, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Upinit

    Upinit New Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hi all, I'm hoping someone could assist me. I try to stay out of my wife's Tivo business but I got roped into this one.

    First our set up: 2 Tivo series 2 boxes. One is connected via a Comcast digital signal converter and the other an HD cable box.

    On the box connected with the HD cable box, the cable was split from the wall; one to the HD cable box and the other into the Tivo. With this setup my wife was able to transfer shows between the 2 Tivo boxes.

    However, last month Comcast finally shut off the analog signal going through the cable. I had to switch the setup so the cable went to the HD box and then to the Tivo. Since this change my wife is now unable to transfer shows from this Tivo to the other as everything is disallowed with the error "transferring prohibited by the copyright holder".

    I tried researching this but I'm not sure where the issue lies - with my setup or with the HD cable box's settings.

    Can anyone provide me with some assistance with this issue.

  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    You need to be more specific, such as what Tivo models, how the cable boxes are connected, etc. There are many models that are labelled Series 2.

    As far as I know, the only models that copy protect recordings are Premiere and series 3 with cable cards.
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Yes, the analog versions of the channels on the cable are usually not copy-protected but if the digital channels are copy-protected, then running them through the cable box and into the Tivo via composite cables (analog) will not remove the copy protection flag on the video. If you have two Premieres you can stream the shows but not transfer them.
  4. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    BTW, now that there's no analog, you might want to consider getting a Premiere or S3/TivoHD (the latter being the older digital capable Tivos). That will NOT solve your transfer issue (well, if you get 2 Premieres, you will be able to STREAM anything, so it sort of will, if you don't want to record anything 'for keeps' outside of the Tivo).. But you won't have to deal with annoying cable boxes.

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