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TivoHD FAQ: Overview, Using TiVo, Tips, and Issues

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    Pressing the skip (-->|) will jump to the very bottom.
  2. doogledb

    doogledb New Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Use the component output on your unit to watch Tivo in another room. Use a component to CAT5 balun to transfer the video to another TV - Smarthome.com sale these.

    You will also need to cover the sound from optical to coax and there are devices to do that too.
  3. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

    Jan 8, 2008
    Is there documentation on how to navigate the web server on an individual TiVo? I know I can take a look at the Now Playing list:


    but can I also see my season passes? My ToDO list?

  4. RayChuang88

    RayChuang88 Active Member

    Sep 5, 2002

    I'm about to setup my TiVo HD XL, but while I find the initial fold-out poster useful, I need to ask two questions:

    1) Can use the HDMI connection in lieu of the component video/RCA stereo audio connection to see the video from the TiVo box during the initial setup mentioned in the setup poster?

    2) When do I register my TiVo DVR with TiVo and set up the payments for using the box?

    3) How will TiVo maintain proper time?
  5. turbobuick86

    turbobuick86 New Member

    May 2, 2002
    "Yamaha RX-V465, RX-V565, and RX-V665 receivers may produce "coughing metallic sounds" when changing channels"

    You can add Yamaha's 10 year old flagship receiver RX-V3200. The noise is oddly only in the right speaker.

    Great thread of us newer owners. Thanks!
  6. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Assuming you have broadband, TiVo uses the Network Time Protocol to maintain damn good time over the intarwebs. Theoretically the protocol is capable of maintaing time to within a few milliseconds of NIST or USNO time, but the way TiVo implements it is by using a burst of requests every few hours instead of more frequent requests. Still should be good for well under 1 second of inaccuracy. To make sure I get the very best time, I intercept TiVo's requests in my firewall and point them to my own NTP server, but that's just something silly that a nerd would do.
  7. Keen

    Keen Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    I just got a Denon AVR-790, which is the same as a 1910, and I'm seeing this issue. I lose sound for 1-2 seconds after trickplay.

    In addition, I lose audio for 1-2 seconds whenever the audio type changes. I have my Tivo HD setup to send Dolby Digital to my receiver via HDMI. When I go from the 5.1 Dolby signal of the show to the 2.0 Dolby in an ad, I lose sound for a second or two. When the show returns and it goes from 2.0->5.1, same issue happens.
  8. epstewart

    epstewart New Member

    Mar 1, 2003

    Excellent post and thread! Thanks ...

    I'm curious about which CPU, the TiVo's or the computer's, does the remuxing during a TiVo Desktop transfer of a recording from a TiVo HD or Series3 to a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. My understanding is that the remuxing is needed to convert the MPEG-2 transport stream on the TiVo to an MPEG-2 program stream for storage on the computer. Am I correct?

    When transferring a previously moved recording from a computer back to a TiVo, is there similar overhead for converting the program stream on the computer back to a transport stream for the TiVo. If so, which CPU does the work?

    Do the answers to any of those questions change if one is using pyTivoX and/or StreamBaby, in any of their various modes, to send/stream things back to the TiVo? What about if one uses something like kmttg instead of TiVo Desktop or a browser to transfer the recording from the TiVo to the computer?

    Thanks in advance for any information you or anyone else can give me ...
  9. AsSiMiLaTeD

    AsSiMiLaTeD New Member

    May 18, 2010
    I just got my Tivo DVR HD and got the software update last night, it shows to be 11.0g.

    I didn't see that mentioned here anywhere, did I miss something?
  10. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
  11. explainer

    explainer New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    I cannot get my Tivo HD to restart after telling it to 'clear everything'. It just sits there with the 'real soon now...' screen showing. It has been that way for about 4 hours, long enough to clear out the old stuff. How can I get it restarted, even if I have to go through Guided Setup?:eek:
  12. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    I've been using TiVo since 2000. Because of this, I don't often stop to check/read things. When did TiVo update it's wishlist feature to include the ability to ignore words or make them optional? I'm only now discovering the abilities I previously thought didn't exist due to crap guide data or similar titles. Biggest one is NASCAR Racing. I've never had a season pass because of qualifying and practice sessions.
  13. jjd

    jjd New Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    Sadly, using device TCD648250 no longer seems to give you access to the LIST key command.

    I had a Series 3 Tivo that I had setup on a Harmony 880 long ago. I don't remember how I set it up, but one of the Harmony soft keys was "List" which took me directly to the My Programs list.

    I just replaced the S3 with a Premiere Elite. With the new UI I needed the A, B, C, D keys that weren't on the old remote so I changed my Harmony programming to tell it I had a Premiere and I no longer had access to the LIST function! I read this FAQ and then added a TCD648250 but it no longer lists LIST as one of the button functions.

    Does anyone know how to tell my Harmony to get access to the direct LIST function?



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