1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Transfer shows between tivos?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by cnsayre, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. cnsayre

    cnsayre New Member

    Feb 27, 2003
    We had two Tivos, one in the living room and one in the bedroom for a while. Both series 2's. And we could shuffle around shows as needed.

    The living room Tivo gave up the ghost after 9 years, last year. It was replaced by a Tivo Premiere, the one with 2 tuners. HD upgrade, and all was good.

    Except that EVERY SINGLE SHOW on the Premiere was untransferrable/the red-slash-circle thing next to EVERY show. Transferring was now a one way deal, Series 2 in the bedroom --> Tivo Premiere. I could pull shows BACK to the Series 2 from the Premiere, but that was it.

    An annoyance, and several searches at the time said it was A Comcast/copyright thing, and there wasn't much I could do about it. Fine. We lived.

    I got a new Premiere for Xmas, the 4 tuner one. And now I'm stuck with a dilemma. I'd like to replace the 2-tuner in the living room with the 4 tuner, putting the 2-tuner into the bedroom. But how do I get my shows off of the 2 tuner and onto the 4 tuner? Will they transfer between Premieres? Has Comcast in Atlanta modified their transfer policy? I LOATHE to call Comcast, just because 95% of the time, they're clueless about things. But, I have to call to get a cablecard for the new Tivo regardless.

    Any insight?


  2. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

    May 7, 2006

    are the shows HD or SD the S2 can't do HD.
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    There's really no need to transfer the shows. With 2 Premieres you can stream from one to the other regardless of copy protection, so no matter where each Premiere is located you will be able to watch the shows. That's a big advantage of series 4 TiVos.
  4. cnsayre

    cnsayre New Member

    Feb 27, 2003
    The shows were SD, for the record.

    If the streaming works, then that's exactly what I was hoping for.


Share This Page