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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by robomeister, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    man that stinks, guess I'm gonna have to buy a standalone DVD recorder then so that I can burn to blank DVD's
     
  2. vläd 1

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    No solution here, but you are correct that this loss of functionality happened with the last upgrade. I am NOT a happy camper ATM with my 810H and Tivo.
     
  3. vläd 1

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    I contaced Pioneer today on the VCR+ issue with the Pioneer DVR-810H and the latest TiVo update. Pioneer promptly referred me to TiVo since it is their software.

    TiVo customer service attempted to research the issue, but could not find much information on the DVR-810H. Customer service stated that they are still collecting information on the bugs that the last TiVo update caused. And listed this issue for tech to look into.

    More than anything, TiVo support seems rather uninformed on this particular model of DVR. If anyone else is experiencing the issue of not being able to use their VCR+ feature since the beginning/middle of November, I urge you to phone TiVo Support @ 877-367-8486 between 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Pacific to list this issue with their tech support.
     
  4. Robmir

    Robmir Ret. Broadcast Eng

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    After 3 years I started to have problems with my DVR-810 remote control. It doesn´t control the Tivo. The LED is emitting IR commands but the receiver absolute ignores all of it. A couple of severe hits get it working again until next day when hits must be repeated. Disassembled and resoldered all possible joints and problems still there. It has two powerfull emitter led´s so I doubt both of them are damaged. Why a couple of severe hits get it working again doesn´t make any sense. There is absolute no corrosion, inside is like brand new.

    Besides the Pioneer original remote which is quite expensive is there any other compatible remote which could work like the many ones available on ebay ? I had a Phillips Pronto 2000 with matching learned codes for backup but nothing beat the stock Pioneer peanut shaped remote.

    Since I have a IR repeater setup all around my home I noticed that on any room their respective IR receiver box status led blink a lot brighter when the Tivo remote work fine and blinks a lot dimmed when the remote fails.

    Of course pointing directly to the DVR-810 gave the same problems when the remote fail.
     
  5. generaltso

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    The Humax DVD remote works fine with the Pioneer. I actually like the location of some of the buttons (like TV Power) a lot better.
     
  6. bicker

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    Wow. I thought it was just me. I'm having the same problem.

    I have another TiVo, and I can swap remotes for a while and see if I have the same problem. If so (and I suspect that I will) my guess would be that the problem would be with the IR receiver in the Pioneer box, not with the remote.
     
  7. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    I've had my Pioneer TiVo remotes for about 3 years, too, and have had no problems, as long as I have fresh batteries in them. I've noticed that if the batteries are weak, the LED will light up, but the remote won't control the TiVo. But new batteries fix the problem.

    Hope that helps.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2007 #108 of 380
    Robmir

    Robmir Ret. Broadcast Eng

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    Unfortunately fresh batteries doesn't solve my problems, and is not the 810 IR receiver section since my Pronto 2000 remote works fine.

    Which Humax model is the one to look for ?

    I saw on ebay the silver 400/800 series replacement remote so will be this one to get ?

    By the way since I use other Pioneer HDD/DVD recorders, does the Humax replacement remote allow to change it's default IR code ?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2007 #109 of 380
    bnm81002

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    can other Pioneer 810 owners confirm if this is true or not? I would like to copy over VHS tapes to the 810 so that I can copy them onto DVD's, thanks
     
  10. Jan 1, 2007 #110 of 380
    jlac839

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    You should be able to import VHS recordings to your 810 and then burn them to DVD providing that the tapes do not have any kind of encryption or security flags written to them. For example, if you want to convert VHS tapes that you made using a camcorder or home movies transferred to VHS then it should work ok.

    If you import a VHS movie that has, for example, macrovision encryption, then the TiVo will import it and let you watch it but will not let you create a DVD of the material since TiVo acknowledges the copyright.

    I have imported VHS tapes using the composite connectors and then created DVDs on my DVR-57H which is essentially the same as your 810.

    For further discussion see: http://archive2.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=222330
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    http://archive2.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=226320
     
  11. Jan 1, 2007 #111 of 380
    bnm81002

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    well I have several Yankees games on VHS tapes that I want to burn to DVD's, can I do it with the Pioneer 810 unit by transferring it over then burning to DVD's, as far as I know the games don't have the macrovision encryption, correct? thanks
     
  12. Jan 2, 2007 #112 of 380
    generaltso

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    Yes, that should work if the games were originally recorded from TV.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2007 #113 of 380
    generaltso

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    Yes, the remote for the Humax DRT-400 or DRT-800 will work fine with your Pioneer. Unfortunately, the Humax remote (like the Pioneer) does not have a the slider switch to operate multiple TiVos and I don't know of any way to change its default IR codes.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2007 #114 of 380
    bnm81002

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    actually they were recorded from Cable as well as Directv, so would that make any difference? thanks
     
  15. Jan 2, 2007 #115 of 380
    generaltso

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    That shouldn't matter. If you recorded them yourself, they won't have any copy protection, so you should be good to go.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2007 #116 of 380
    bnm81002

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    so I can't transfer recordings from my Directv Tivo Receiver(Philips DSR704 Series 2 receiver) to the Pioneer 810 and then burn to DVD's, correct?
     
  17. Jan 3, 2007 #117 of 380
    generaltso

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    If you transfer them in realtime through the analog inputs, you should be able to burn them to DVD. But that would be a somewhat tedious process.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2007 #118 of 380
    bnm81002

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    I will try it after I upgrade the unit to a larger hard drive and hopefully there wouldn't be any encryption problems
     
  19. Apr 5, 2007 #119 of 380
    jon_n_san_diego

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    Has anyone else been having problems being unable to view commercial dvd's, as in regular ole new movie rentals from Blockbuster? Lately it's been a 50:50 chance that we can view them on our Pioneer dvr. This is a new phenomenon for our 3+ yr old machine. When it doesn't work it freezes up and I have to unplug the machine for it to go through setup so I can get the dvd door to open!

    Anyone have any ideas as to what is wrong? and of course, how to fix it.
    Thanks.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2007 #120 of 380
    watstein

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    Let me guess that the movies you are renting that are locking up are Rocky Balboa, Persuit of Happyness, or Casino Royale. If they are then it is the problem that everyone is talking about with Sony DVD's. For more info see the other thread about it.http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=344422 If it is not a sony disk then there is a new problem but probably not. Let us know what DVD's your having lockups.
     

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