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Marriage of Tivotees

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by RBeatse, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. RBeatse

    RBeatse Member

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    Just got married and moved into a new house. As I have been connecting the TiVo units up to the network (wireless), I have been able to get bot Series 2 units (one was mine and one was my bride's) connected just fine. Both units are set to allow data transfers and in the Now Playing menu, each has the other as a folder that it can see is there.
    However, on either unit, when you select the other unit's folder it says that there is nothing in the Now Playing of that unit. Could it be because the two TiVo's are not on the same account? And if so, how do I get them on same account?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Active Member

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    They absolutely need to be on the same account. Just call up Tivo, with your bride to be next to you, and have one unit transferred to the other's account. If you are paying monthly, you should then be eligible for a discount off the 2nd unit's monthly fee.

    Once completed, you'll need to force a call on each unit to get them talking to each other.
     
  3. headroll

    headroll Let em' Roll

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    No need to force it, just let it happen naturally.
    Whos account will be primary now?
     
  4. RBeatse

    RBeatse Member

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    Probably mine will be primary. I have lifetime service on mine and hers is a monthly payment. I am guessing that it will make more sense to do it that way.
     
  5. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    Her monthly cost should drop to 9.95 if you do it.
     
  6. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Active Member

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    He's putting her's under his account. So her monthly price will drop to $0, and his will increase to $9.95. :)
     
  7. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    If thats the case why not just cancel hers?

    I cant imagine they plan to spend time watching TV at the same time but in two different rooms...
     
  8. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Active Member

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    Having multiple TiVo's doesn't mean that have to be in simultaneous operation. That's the beauty of MRV. Continuing a show at a different location... the bedroom perhaps.
     
  9. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    Tivo + Slingbox + wireless network could accomplish true "multi room viewing" with no restriction on the destination or monthly fee...
     
  10. nirisahn

    nirisahn Active Member TCF Club

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    But this won't allow you to record multiple programs at the same time. Isn't that why we all have multiple TiVos? ;)
     
  11. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    I incorrectly assumed he had an S2DT. Personally I'd just go for a THD
     
  12. RBeatse

    RBeatse Member

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    Thanks for all of the responses. We were able to call TiVo and have them do the work to switch them to my account. Surprisingly, this can take "anywhere from 5-7 days"!! I am amazed that anything can take that long these days but it hasn't gone through yet.

    In answer to the other questions, yes her monthly service fee will go to $0 and my account will increase to $6.95 since she has had it for so long. We have two so that we can record things at different times and, although newlyweds, we do have some different choices in what we watch. Eventually we will add an HD TiVo but that will be a few months away and then we'll have 3. Maybe by then all of the bugs will be worked out of the Comcast HD TiVo.
     
  13. atlynch

    atlynch Person

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    Can you explain this? Do you then view on a computer in the secondary location?

    -Drew
     
  14. dmlove51

    dmlove51 New Member

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    You could view it on a computer in the second location, or you can connect the computer in the second location to the TV and watch it on the TV (however, the virtual remote will still be on the computer). Personally, I think it would be a pain considering how often we do MRV (we do use Slingbox, and love it, but only when we're out of town).
     
  15. ciper

    ciper New Member

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    Yes, anything that runs Windows or OSX or Windows Mobile or Palm or Symbian. It will automatically adjust the stream to fit the current network connection. This means on local LAN you get instant response with very high bitrates.

    I often put my laptop on the kitchen counter and play an episode of Good Eats while I cook (its a cooking show). I also often bring my laptop to the bathroom so I can watch the news while I sit on my throne ;)

    On the flip side I can connect to 256k DSL and still view my Tivo on the opposite side of the planet.
     
  16. atlynch

    atlynch Person

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    Thanks for the responses. I was looking for a better solution for my current multiroom system. I currently have a TV each place I want to watch TV, and my TiVos are in a central location. My current system uses a multi channel RF modulator. Works ok, no stereo, will not be good enough when one or more of the remote TVs goes HD.

    -D
     

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