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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bdraw, Oct 23, 2007.
Mine is 5,850.
I am also annoyed with the same issue. My one S3 unit remains to be called 'DVR', as well and I also changed the name of one of my S2 units today, however it refuses to update the unit for some reason...
Does the pay version of TiVo Desktop transfer any faster. I'm transfering now from a TiVoHD and it's only transferring to the PC at 7mbs.
I can transfer PC to PC at over 200mbs.
7.37gb of OTA goodness here.
(that does include one minute of padding)
That's not that bad, 9.1GB/hr is the max, but anything other than fast moving sports will never use that much.
I captured OTA and my local NBC affiliate multi-casts and the 10/22/07 episode is 7.82GB, maybe you're right.
What's really bad is I recorded a 2 hour movie (the Illusionist) off Starz HD and it was only 6GB!! Now that's bad.
Yeah in fact I used the exact same URL as I did with my other Series3 that works, except I changed the last octet of the IP of course. I guess I'll force another call and another reboot even though it says a,a,a.
OTA was 7.29GB here and FIOS was 7.51GB and Comcast was 7.61GB.
I don't know why Comcast and FIOS is more than the OTA broadcast.
Both of my boxes (S3 and THD) had the name in the Info screen about 2:00 today. My THD finally recognized the correct name for the S3 about 5:00. The S3 still shows the default name (DVR) for the THD. Also, the S3 also shows a duplicate list for the THD called "_Tivo-videos DVR". I have transferred from the default DVR list and from the _Tivo-videos DVR list and they both work. Strange.
I have that _Tivo-videos in 3 of my boxes. In those boxes I have 4 DVRs listed plus the _Tivo-videos, so I don't know what it is from. I should only have 4 boxes showing up. I guess it will sort itself out overnight.
Either TivoJerry or TivoPony said that they were going to fix the Series 3 naming problem in November.
You can compare the NPL of the weird box to your other boxes to determine which one is duplicated. FWIW.
I think it's the TiVo desktop since it didn't show any titles.
anyone else having trouble getting your computer to show up in the now playing Tivo folder?
I am sharing my music and pictures just fine, so its not some connectivity issue with tivo desktop. any ideas?
Have you TiVo's connect to the servers again. Sometimes even though you have a,a,a something isn't setup correctly and you will get the unrecognized format error. I had the same problem, connected a few hours later, and everything was fixed.
Mine works. Did you try putting a video file in the video folder? Maybe it needs a file there for it to show up?
Same here. Trying to pull a show from my S3 to my THD. Haven't tried the opposite yet.
It's really frustrating to not see it working after all this waiting. Perhaps we should start a separate thread to track this error?
"There was a problem transferring the requested program to this DVR. To view which programs won't be transferred and why, go to TiVo Central and select "Find Programs" > "To Do List" > "View Recording History".
When I do that, I see:
<Program>: <Episode> from Series 3 (transfer attempted on 10/23/07 at 8:55pm)
This program was not transferred onto this DVR because the program was recorded in an unknown format.
nope thats not it, got plenty of stuff in my tivo video folder. also tivo to go seems to work fine, i can connect to my tivo with no problem, maybe i just need to wait and hopefully it will pop up?
Maybe - I did notice on mine all kinds of things that seemed "broken" at first, and they all worked themselves out over time. Such as -
My Bedroom TiVo could see my LivingRoom TiVo, but not the other way around.
My PC showed up on one, but not the other at first.
TiVo Desktop transferred from my Bedroom, but listed LivingRoom as unsupported.
Both TiVo's (S3's) listed the other as simply "DVR".
All of those little issues and more simply ironed themselves out as the thing eventually got fully up to operational status.
Hopefully the same will happen to the rest of the users here with similar issues.
If you have the free version of Tivo Desktop, the folder won't show up unless it contains a compatible .Tivo or .MPG file.
Remember, files like AVI, DIVX, QT, WMV, etc are not supported unless you have Tivo Desktop Plus. You will not see those files with the free version of Tivo Desktop.
Other posts suggest this occurs when one box is not authorized. Every Tivo in your home must have a list of your authorized DVRs.
Several other people found that forcing a connection (after waiting a bit) fixed their problem.