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TTG and MRV go live today! (official)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bdraw, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Oct 23, 2007 #21 of 397
    Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

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    Update: Although Tivo.com shows Transfers Allowed after I set it in my Preferences, my Tivo HD, after multiple forced connections still shows i,i,i... with 9.2

    EDIT: Tivo HD now shows a,a,a, but no TTG or TTC, just denies access.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2007 #22 of 397
    cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    I bet their servers are working to switch everyone over. We hope :)
     
  3. Oct 23, 2007 #23 of 397
    oldnacl

    oldnacl New Member

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    That's what I wanted to hear. I guess I'll hold off until I see a post that someone has actually transferred a HD program and then I'll get my credit card out.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2007 #24 of 397
    TiVoPony

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    Alviso,...
    Wow, you guys are quick!

    Just rolling out of bed here. Yes, we were able to switch this on a bit early. Now you can share video between your Series3's, your TiVo HD's, and your Series2's. Any combination works, with the caveats that HD content cannot be transfered to a Series2, and content the broadcaster has marked as copy protected cannot be transfered at all (as has always been the case with this feature).

    You'll find that there is now a little checkbox on www.tivo.com/mma next to your Series3/TiVo HD systems that allows you to turn on video sharing for those systems. Right now for most of you that is likely unchecked...log into Manage My Account at the link above and check the box. Give it a couple of hours, and then force connections on all of your DVR's (yes, they all have to connect to the service to receive new 'sharing certificates'...basically lists of DVR's they're allowed to share with).

    In the future you won't have to bother with the checkboxes, we'll be switching the default for Series3/TiVo HD to 'Allow Sharing' automatically.

    Enjoy! Even though it's in the 80's here in California this week, it still felt a lot like November. ;)

    Pony
     
  5. Oct 23, 2007 #25 of 397
    cr33p

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    Much thanks for the info Pony :) Glad you guys where able to get this rolling early. Thanks to our help of course ;) j/k
     
  6. Oct 23, 2007 #26 of 397
    Chimpware

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    Thanks much appreciated. No mention of TTG or TTC in your post, are these wokring as well?
     
  7. Oct 23, 2007 #27 of 397
    TiVoPony

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    Alviso,...
    Oh, to set some expectations (I've mentioned this before, but will do so again here):

    There are two 'types' of transfers - native and non-native. You won't see any reference in the UI to these terms, as it's rather techy, but so you know:

    * Native transfers simply mean between like-generation platforms. Series2 to Series2. Series3 to Series3. Series3 to TiVo HD.

    * Non-Native transfers refer to video shared across generations...Series2 to Series3 and vice versa.

    Because the Series2 and Series3/TiVo HD platforms record in a slightly different MPEG format, some conversion is done during the transfer, making non-native transfers a bit slower.

    Also, due to system resources, TiVo HD transfers are typically a bit slower at the moment. Speeding them up is something being investigated, but there is no additional information to share today.

    There have been some reports of Series2 to Series2 transfers being slower than before, and we're investigating that as well. That is not intended or expected.

    And yes, TiVoToComeBack (transferring video from your PC to your TiVo DVR) is supported, although HD content must have been originally recorded on a TiVo DVR to 'come back' as HD. HD content from other sources may be converted to SD and transferred to the DVR using TiVo Desktop Plus. Supporting HD transfers from the PC of non-TiVo content is being investigated.

    Pony
     
  8. Oct 23, 2007 #28 of 397
    cwbaker

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    Can someone help me troubleshoot this issue:

    Tivo.com shows: Transfers Enabled
    Tivo Software Version: 9.1.01-2-652
    TiVoToGo: a,a,a
    Tivo Desktop: 2.5.275381

    I click on "Pick Recording to Transfer" in the Tivo Desktop and it responds with retrieving "1 of 38" and then after "11 of 38" I get the error message:

    "There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR"

    Network seems to be fine in contacting the Tivo service.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2007 #29 of 397
    TiVoPony

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    Oh yeah, support for MRV/TTG is built into 9.1.

    Support for the new eSATA drive and progressive downloads requires 9.2.

    Pony
     
  10. Oct 23, 2007 #30 of 397
    pkscout

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  11. Oct 23, 2007 #31 of 397
    CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    S3, 9.1. I had to go to tivo.com and check the video sharing boxes. Immediate connection didn't turn on sharing (still i,i,i,), but waited 10 minutes and tried again. This time it worked; I had status a,a,a and everything looks good.

    I have transferred shows from S2 to S3 and they play fine. I have checked from an S2 to the S3 and about half the shows are marked as non-transferrable and the rest are good - exactly as expected.

    The S3 has my PC listed, with all of its shows listed, so it looks like TTCB is working, though I haven't transferred any shows yet.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2007 #32 of 397
    cr33p

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    Sweet :)
     
  13. Oct 23, 2007 #33 of 397
    jrm01

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    My THD had Transfers Allowed, my S3 did not. I went in and changed that on Preferences, and now just waiting to get it updated in the box itself (still i,i,i). For those of you who have a,a,a, do you also have a DVR name on the box now?
     
  14. Oct 23, 2007 #34 of 397
    pkscout

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    I'm so close I can taste it, but it's not quite working. I have 9.2, I checked the box, my TiVo has a,a,a for the status, but nothing works. If I go to the TiVo and check the Media Access Key in System Information, it says "media key temporarily unavailable." But if I go to the TiVo web site, it shows me a media access key.

    Anyone else seeing that issue?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2007 #35 of 397
    generaltso

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    MRV seems to be working, but my S3 boxes are still appearing nameless. Is there a trick to get the names that are set up in MMA to be forced down to the S3 boxes? Thanks Pony!
     
  16. Oct 23, 2007 #36 of 397
    brianlees

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    Confused - how can HD content get off a Series 3 in the first place? I thought TTG of HD content wasn't supported? Am I missing something?
     
  17. Oct 23, 2007 #37 of 397
    CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    No, I'm still unnamed. My S3 just shows up as "DVR" from my S2s. though it's named "Frank" on tivo.com.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2007 #38 of 397
    cr33p

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    I assume HD content that hasnt been flagged copy never
     
  19. Oct 23, 2007 #39 of 397
    vstone

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    It also won't let you transfer a lot of SD stuff from cable channels.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2007 #40 of 397
    brianlees

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