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Dead TiVoHD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 3 hours 28 min ago
Last night my main unit died. It rebooted randomly, then was unable to sustain a "welcome powering up." I unplugged it for 30 minutes or so, plugged it back in, and nothing at all.

Sounds like a power supply, right?

So, a couple of questions.

1) I tried a different power cable. I confirmed the power strip is working. Anything else to try?

2) Any way to extract shows from either the internal hard drive or the esata expansion drive?

3) If I decide to get adventurous and try to replace the power supply, where can I get one other than from another TiVoHD? Will a power supply from a Series 2 work? I have 2 of those.

Need a TCF board op or sysadmin...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 6 hours 16 min ago
...to help me find out if TCF refuses to email to a domain currently owned by Earthlink (regardless of user name in front of @), or if Earthlink is just refusing to accept email from TCF.

setting up NAS and Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - 7 hours 57 min ago
Need someone to talk me through the steps of setting up a NAS and TiVo to play nicely with each other like I am 12....

I have a 4GB WD My cloud Mirror NAS (2TB on raid1), and an old school TiVo wirelessly networked with the home networking package, previously been using tho desktop plus to transfer to/from my computer..

The Goals!

-Have the NAS automatically pull every recording from the TiVo (or have the TiVo push every recording to the NAS) for storage.

-Be able to stream these recordings from the nas to other DLNA devices on the network

-Be able to view & stream (or transfer on demand) the TiVo recordings from the nas back to the TiVo..

-be able to play other downloaded videos and home recordings from the nas on the tivo

-only store one copy of a particular episode if it airs re-runs

The wd my cloud interface has an 'apps' section to download/install 3rd party applications, but...... I don't really know where to begin here being a nas roomie

Tivo HD w/Lifetime For Sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:10
Let me know if you are interested. In great working condition. I would have kept using it, but Comcast is converting to MPEG-4 in my area so i had to upgrade to a Roamio Plus.

Direct TV Tuning adapter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:32
I Wonder how hard would it be to make a tuning adapter for Directtv like the SDV units for cable.

"Error Playing a Recording" Message

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:32
I have a Tivo Roamio and when I try and play a certain recording I get this message.

"Error Playing a Recording

The TiVo box was not able to record this program because there was no video signal on the channel. You may have been trying to record on a channel that you don't receive."

The program does show only 2min 6sec (partial). The real problem is when I try and delete the recording it goes back to the "My Shows" screen and displays a gray X next to the program but never deletes. If I change screens and go back it then has the regular blue circle next to it. I have rebooted the TIVO and still it will not delete. HELP!

Does TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player still work after an upgrade to OSX Yosemite?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:37
Does TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player still work after an upgrade to OSX Yosemite?

Has anyone that uses the TiVo Transfer and the Roxio Video Player apps/programs upgraded their Mac to OSX Yosemite? If so, do the apps/programs still work.

The versions of TiVo Transfer & Roxio Video Player that I use was part of the instal package for Toast Titanium 11. There is a Toast Titanium 12, but it does not include the TiVo Transfer app/program. On the Roxio Support Forum for Toast 12 I read that you can transfer an older version of TiVo Transfer onto a computer using Toast 12. This still doesn't tell me if this will work with OSX Yosemite.

The TiVo Transfer app/program does not recognize the Roamio line of products, so I now use kmttg to transfer recorded content off of my TiVo's. kmttg is a much better program to use to transfer content off of the TiVo.

I have some transferred content that is still in a .TiVo format. With the TiVo Transfer app/program I can view the recordings and information about each show. With Roxio Video Player app/program I can play the .TiVo files on my computer without converting the files to another format.

Does anyone know if there any other "viewers" and / or "players" that will allow me to view a folder of .TiVo files, the date recorded and the synopsis information and then to play a .TiVo file on my computer?

Mac compatible programs would be what I am looking for, but I would also be interested in programs for Windows machines that I could run in a virtual machine within OS X, using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion.

William Shatner Comes to the DIY Network

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:54
The making of William Shatner

Premiere displays 480i channel in 16:9 only

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:19
On my TiVo Premiere one of the SD alternate locals (but only one of them) will only display zoomed in 16:9 widescreen (as if I had chosen the "Full" aspect ratio on the TiVo Zoom (Aspect) control). If I press the Zoom button repeatedly the onscreen legend cycles through Full/Panel/Zoom but the displayed aspect ratio never changes. Other 480i channels display as expected.

Anything I should try?

Can you still add bookmarks to a recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:42
I can't seem to find a way to do it on my cable TiVo box.

I have TiVo. (Again).

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:16
Thanks to Cableone, (and in no small part to Motorola, for still having a 19th century piece of hardware in the 21st century).

I bought several TiVos in the early 2000s, but lost them in Katrina. But, now Cableone has switched out my ancient Moto boxes for a TiVo "Q". A little different model than a Roamio. It has the cable cards built in and it only records 4 channels at a time.

I'm just getting it set up now. A bit different from back in the day when the guide came through a Telco line. :)

I've been setting up SPs using the guide, and I've noticed that there's no indication on the guide that an SP has been set for a particular show.

Has that changed in recent years?

mini questions..?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:12
I will be ordering a Mini to hook up with my Roamio Plus

1... any deals out there..?

2.. which is better connection ethernet or MOCA ..

3.. I am a channel surfer will there be a lag in the UP/DOWN channel surfing

thanks for any info

V58 channel not authorized and Cablevision/Optimum

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:47
I am a few weeks in to Roamio ownership and about at the end of my rope.

Roamio Plus, Cablevision, NDS cablecard.

I can only go about 24 hours (sometimes 48) before I start getting V58 channel not authorized errors on different stations.

I have replaced the cable card, had the cards repeatedly rehit, unbound and rebound, etc etc.. nothing lasts.

Recently I have found that I don't really even need to mess with the cablecard, if I reboot the device the channels usually come back.

When it happens, I can actually have the same channel on two different tuners and one tuner will have the program displayed and the other tuner will say channel not authorized.

Cablecard is running the firmware version Tivo said should be the right one.

Anyone else fighting this battle? Solutions???


Suggestions to solve freezing problem?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:11
Our oldest TiVo has been periodically "freezing" on one screen such that it can rewind but will never progress past the freeze point. When it does, using the Live TV button successfully switches to the other tuner, then back again, but it still remains frozen. The only way to "unfreeze" is to change channels, after which it works again -- until it freezes again sometime down the road.

So far we've seen no evidence that any recordings have failed and it only happens during live TV. My wife is the primary watcher of this TiVo and seldom watches recorded programming...

The TV set was an old one that was exhibiting other issues, so we replaced it. The new one doesn't prevent the issue. I didn't think it would, but I gave it a whirl anyway since that old set was getting more annoying by the day...

The box in question is a TiVo HD purchased in late 2007 with an external My DVR Expander drive attached and Product Lifetime Service. I haven't yet run any kickstart codes to see what that might tell me, but I wanted to see if anybody has any specific ideas as to what might be behind this issue or how I might more thoroughly troubleshoot. I'm considering purchasing a replacement drive for the internal and discontinuing use of the external, but I'd like to have a fair idea first if the drive is a likely source of the trouble.

So...anybody have any ideas or suggestions for how I can nail this down better?

priority update request 20.4.5 is live (winter update)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:15
the priority update page for 20.4.5 is now live:
http://www.tivo.com/priority_20.4.5a tweet from margret for premiere owners:

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Project Runway: Threads (spoilers to date)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:05
Anyone else catch the premiere of Project Runway: Threads?

Lifetime has been promoting the heck out of this show during Project Runway for the last several episodes. I could see someone pitching this show to Lifetime as "Master Chef Junior, only with sewing machines."

The snags:
  • Instead of a through-line, as with PR, you get three new contestants each week.
  • Kids have "audition" looks which are judged, and the winner gets an advantage.
  • The time allotted for the challenges is ridiculously short, but they still throw in a twist to liven things up.
  • The designers have assistants to help them (their parents). The parents' sewing abilities vary widely (one parent taught her daughter to sew; one contestant taught her dad to sew for the purpose of coming on the show; one parent couldn't sew a lick).
  • The kids pull from a wall of fabric provided by JoAnn, so they don't even get the fun of going to Mood

After watching last night's episode, my instant thought was, god help the other contestants if Kini ever had a niece or nephew on this show, and brought him as the assistant. ;)

But the show would be greatly improved if the show provided assistants who could sew, with the stipulation that the assistants couldn't do any pattern-making for the contestants, only sewing. If the garments were executed better, it would put the focus back on the design.

So unlike Master Chef Junior, which is pretty much like the grown-ups' show, this has a different flavor to it. The time period given is just too short to turn out a head-to-toe look, let alone two, without everything coming out as a crooked mess. No one at Lifetime seems to understand that crooked messes aren't visually appealing. I don't watch PR for the drama -- I watch it for the design. Obviously I must be in the minority.

Apparently there are eight episodes, each with three new contestants. I suppose it would take too long to have a sew off (start with nine groups of three, then have three sew-offs, and a final round with the three survivors).

The other "WTF are they thinking?" problem with the show is the timeslot.

Why isn't this show on at 8 PM, where kids can watch it?

Selfie - Whole Season Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:33
Since it is not getting much traction, I will go ahead and make a whole Season thread (or however long the show lasts).

Watched this week's episode last night and had to rewind the scene with Eliza talking about Renee Zweligler (sp?). It was an obvious dub, but very timely reference.

Still find this show to be mildly entertaining.

Non-Booting Tivo - out of warranty

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:19
I have a Tivo Premiere that will not boot fully. Tivo support confirmed it and offered me a new one, at a discounted rate. My question to the forum community is this: Is there anything else I can do with this device? Even if it never works as a Tivo again, does anyone know of any other uses for a broken Tivo. Can it be repurposed as an HTPC or an XBMC streaming device, for instance? Thank you for your time.

New Airport Time Capsule not recognizing Moca TiVos/TiVo Stream

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:23
Hi, I came here a couple years ago with a similar MoCA question getting good advice. So, I thought I'd return. Basically I switched out my airport extreme (wireless-n) with an airport time capsule keeping all cabling/settings the same on the fios router and airport and my TiVo's have disappeared from the wifi network. (i.e. The TiVo devices don't show up on TiVo transfer and my iOS apps won't recognize my TiVos on the home network so I can only do out of home streaming/downloading)

I've googled and searched these forums, I've turned off IGMP on my actiontec router but nothing seems to be making these TiVos show up. Here's my setup:

TiVo Premiere Elite - Moca connection to fios router
TiVo Premiere - Moca connection through an adapter to fios router
TiVo Mini - Moca Connection to fios router
TiVo Stream - Ethernet connection to the Airport Time Capsule

Verizon FIOS MI424WR Router for internet (wifi turned off, IGMP disabled). either net cable connects router to airport.

Airport Time Capsule (latest version 3TB) - DHCP and NAT mode (iPads, iPhones, PS4, PS3, laptop, harmony hubs all connected through wifi, iMac with TiVo transfer hooked up through ethernet cable to the Airport)

To reiterate, the cable connections to the Airport Extreme were exactly the same as what I've done with the Time Capsule now.

Not sure if this was the right forum to post this in, but the TiVo Stream issue of the devices not being recognized on the network is my main issue, but I assume whatever that issue is will resolve the TiVo Transfer issue as well. I've tried resetting the TiVos, forcing connections to the TiVo service to refresh. Nothing has worked yet. Hopefully, I'm overlooking something simple.

Any help would be appreciated!


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