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HELP! Am in need of TWO Premiere Images.. TCD748000 & TCD746320

Hi.. I am in need of two images..please. I am replacing the hard drives and power supplies in both units.

1. TCD748000 TiVo Premiere XL Series4 HD DVR
2. TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR

Also, is there a preferred size/brand HD to purchase?

Any help would be much obliged:)
Melinda

2014-2015 TV Season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:59
My week is looking pretty busy... and I'm not completely sure I've identified all the new shows I'm interesting in checking out.

Sleepy Hollow S02E01 OAD 9/22/2014 (Season 2 Premiere)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:48
OK! That was a pretty fun way to start the season.

One thing I often dislike about shows like this is that they can write themselves into any corner and then just make up a mystical rule to get themselves out. People don't really die, stakes aren't real, etc. The show kind of did that here, but overall I thought it did a good job creating a real cliffhanger to end last season, and then coming up with creative ways that were not enormous cheats to unwind most of it. Katrina is still captive and who knows when we'll see Irving, but the main characters are mobile again.

The main thing I thought didn't work was John Cho's character. He's basically helping Moloch or helping Abbie at the whims of the plot. He's never made a lot of sense.

But good stuff with the other John in the cast, John Noble. He is going to be a lot of fun in this role.

Overall, a good beginning to season two, I thought.

Ota with Pixels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:19
Just got my OTA hooked up last night and am a new cord cutter.

I have an antenna in my attic and when it was hooked directly up to my television, I had either full or near full strength on all of my local channels.

My local fox station recorded a show that had frequent brief pixelation that would last for a second and then go back crystal clear for several seconds to a minute and then do it again.

I checked signal strength on this channel and it was 52%. The only change is the Tivo.

I did online chat with Tivo and the rather uninterested support rep on the chat said that the Tivo tuner wasn't as good as my TV tuner and there was a 30 day return guarantee.

Is drop from nearly full to nearly half signal strength normal? This is unacceptable.

Thanks!

pyTivo remuxing issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:09
Trying to get remuxing / audio only encode working with pytivo but it still seems to always do a full transcode.

Setup:

Tivo Roamio Pro
Python 2.7.2
pytivo wmcbrine fork from 8/7/14
ffmpeg: have tried multiple versions between 2.1 and latest build
ts = on added in user defined settings and verified in .conf

I have tried all sorts of different mkv files with h264 video and either ac3 audio or dts. It is my understanding that with ts = on it should only reencode the audio .. but instead it seems to be doing a full reencode every time.

What in the way of log files / media info outputs, etc. do I need to provide in order to get this figured out - I know it must be something silly I'm overlooking!

TIA

Scorpion "Pilot" (9/22/14) SPOILERS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:03
Well, I'd love to read the "true story" that this based on.

I'm reasonably sure that the plane to car transfer never took place. For one thing, at 200 MPH, a cable is gonna flap in the wind like a mutha. Not to mention the copilot standing on the gear. pffft.

I don't know how much of the tech talk was BS, but it came so fast, it didn't really matter.

I liked the connection between the head genius and the kid. And the mom is a hottie.

Don't know if they can keep up this kind of pace on a weekly basis.

As a popcorn show, I liked it. Got a good beat, easy to dance to. I give it an 85. And an SP for now.

Gotham - Pilot - OAD 9/22/2014 (Spoilers allowed)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:02
A good start, I thought. I liked all the 'aha' moments and much of the setup.

It took me a few minutes to realize there was more to the Wayne murders than a simple mugging and when it was played through, I was happier with the opening scenes.

Selina Kyle is an interesting character. It will be fun to see how that arc shapes up.

All in all, it's a keeper so far.

Can I pit a usb hub on my premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:13
The reason tivo premiere only has one usb outlet which is taken up by my cable box decoder. Want to use mt tivo slide pro which requires a usb dongle thing.

Gotham and new Big Bang Theory start tonight -- Sept - 22 - 2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:14
Gotham
Pilot
Spoiler:
Rookie detective James Gordon battles villains and corruption in the premiere of this action-adventure series set in pre-Batman Gotham City.


The Big Bang Theory
The Locomotion Interruption
In the series 8 premiere ...
Spoiler:
Amy and Leonard take a surprise road trip to Arizona to retrieve Sheldon, while Penny goes on a job interview at Bernadette's company, and Howard has problems wrapping his head around Stuart's relationship with Mrs. Wolowitz.


darn, can't edit thread title to include these

Sleepy Hollow
This Is War
In the Season 2 premiere ...
Spoiler:
Ichabod is buried alive in a coffin; Abbie's in danger of spending an eternity in purgatory; Katrina is a reluctant guest of the Headless Horseman; Capt. Irving is in jail on a murder charge; and Jenny is in a car accident.


Forever
Pilot
Spoiler:
A fatal subway collision is investigated in the opener of this series, in which a New York City medical examiner attempts to uncover the truth behind his inexplicable immortality.


The Blacklist
Lord Baltimore
In the Season 2 premiere ...
Spoiler:
Red faces an important person from his past in the Season 2 premiere. Also: Red continues to battle Berlin (Peter Stormare) and tangles with a new threat; and Liz deals with a past showdown with Tom.



new season
so many things to watch !

TyStudio Audio Encoding

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59
I've decided to dig up my old Series 1 Sony 2000 and play around with it a bit.

I have both TyTools and TyStudio working. With TyStudio it gives the choice of encoding audio in several ways.
48000 (DVD)
AC3 (DVD)
44100
32000
No Encoding

Which would be best? I only plan on listening on my PC or perhaps transferring to another TiVo or using it with PLEX someday. I was thinking that "No Encoding" would be fine.

Should I consider something else and if so why?

TIA

Will pyTiVo display artwork for a video in the list of videos to transfer?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:53
been using pyTiVo for years and I see DFLF has a working metagenerator for the files - mostly movies and some TV shows ripped from DVD to mpeg2.


so I can now have the text list of videos, and going into them shows the metadata from the txt file cirrectly - and the artwork is in the same folder as the the xxxx.mpg and the xxxx.mpg.txt

but TiVo does not display the artwork - did not find the palce to read up on how this works, can anyone reply with the answer or a link that shows the how? TIA

Any advice on getting TiVo service to test whether it will work for us?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:18
We're considering finally cutting the cord and are planning to try a dry run with TiVo. My current thinking is to pick up a used TiVo or two (series 3 or better) without lifetime service, attach it/them to an antenna and record OTA for a while, keeping our DirecTV as-is during that time as a safety net.

(I don't have the option to consider htpc/Tablo/DVR+ options as this needs to be as close as possible to what we have now for others in the family.)

Since I've never had a TiVo, my question is this - is there anything I need to know before signing up month-to-month? Specifically, is there anything I, as a brand new customer, could gain - or lose - long term by signing up for something specific, asking for a certain deal, etc.? Also, other than me getting a used DVR with lifetime included, do any of the units have different pricing plans attached/grandfathered to them from previous users?

Thanks for any help in curing my ignorance - I searched the forum and didn't run across any posts that mentioned anything like this.

Record cancelled programs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:05
I have shows in my to do list that have been cancelled because the Tivo feels it won't have enough room to record them. Will it automatically record them anyway if there is enough room, or would I have to remember and manually add them back in?

Forum time is off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:02
I noticed this in the iphone 6 pre-order thread when were all online and the times stamps were off.

I see that the last time the subject shows up in a thread was 2011

I'm posting this at 1:16PM ET the forums stamped it at 1:02

vidmgr - Is there a guide for dummies?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:16
So, I need a step-by-step on how to get vidmgr up and running on my base Roamio. I'm not a complete dunce, I have pyTivo installed and operational, and running as a service on a WHSv1, but vidmgr just seems confusing to me.

Can anyone 'walk me through it like I'm 80'? lol. :D

remote code

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:43
Need help finding remote code for Seiki TV on Tivo remote

Masters of Sex | "One for the Money, Two for the Show" | 2014-09-21 S2E11

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:16
Thread starter...hope this season ends on a high note.

More comments later.

Roamio Pro/Amazon Download issues (again)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:02
Over the past several years, Tivo performance in downloading Amazon Instant Video has been extremely variable. On both Roamio and Premier hardware, sometimes a normal HD movie would download quickly and without incident. Other times, the download would be totally unsuccessful in this way:

You use the Tivo app on the Premier/Roamio, search for and select the content on Amazon, select the HD variation, tell it you want to "purchase the rental", enter your pin, etc. You get an email from Amazon confirming and thanking you. After a bit, the blue light comes on, and the Tivo "seems" to be downloading. However, when it's still on hours later you check, and it says that (for example) after four hours, a total of 44 seconds of content has downloaded.

I've done every possible troubleshooting I can think of. I've completely shut down my entire network and all Tivos. Router/Switch, all Tivos unplugged, etc. Bring up the Router, then in order power up the other devices. I'm on FiOS, with a 50/50 connection. I have zero issues with any other device beyond the Tivos. My tested internet speed and latency are both extremely good - to the specific ports that the Tivos are plugged into. All Tivos connected via Ethernet.

I'm getting more and more convinced that Tivo simply isn't up to the task of IP delivered content, as while some of their support staff as recently as this past Friday acknowledged known issues with this, there has been no improvement to speak of. It works sometimes and then it just doesn't work.

I do not believe this is Amazon. If we all remember, when you "rent" or "buy" content from Amazon through your Tivo, it is my understanding that all content is effectively proxied through the Tivo system. Meaning that there is no direct connection (socket or other) between your Tivo and Amazon. Other devices - at the exact same time and the exact same location - have no issues with Amazon audio or video services. This includes both streaming (which of course, the Tivo cannot do) and download services. I'm personally of the opinion that the problem has to do with how Tivo is trying to proxy the content delivery, but have no real data to support this other than the use cases which eliminate either my network, my internet connection, or general Amazon audio video is the issue - pretty much leaving Tivo as the last edge on Occam's Razor.

Any comment or relevant information about this? In my area, Verizon is releasing new "home" equipment that compares better with Tivo than previous equipment (though my original Verizon DVR has never failed, and multiple Tivos have....). Since I can't currently use my Minis for Amazon content whatsoever, and since my Roamios are extremely unreliable in this regard, combined with some newer defects I'm dealing with (audio/video sync issues with mini, degraded playback performance on Roamios if they happen to be downloading IP delivered content) I'm starting to think about next steps. Having lifetime on all my equipment doesn't really give Tivo any reason to focus on fixing these issues, IMHO.

The Good Wife S06:E:01 9/22/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:14
So, looks like Carey is in deep doo doo.
I love all of the actors from The Wire that show up on this show. Here's 1.5 er I mean 1.3 million in cash...
Looks like the show will carry on without Josh Charles and do just fine.

And no panties intern :eek:

True Detective Season 2 Casting news

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:21
Confirmed for Season 2 is Colin Farrell

http://tvline.com/2014/09/21/colin-f...confirmed-hbo/

I am on board. I think they guy can really act and it will be interesting if he does American accent or stays Irish.

I am still holding out for Jessica Chastain. I think her and Farrell together could be awesome.

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