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I want to donate TiVoHD - you pay shipping

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:30
I do technical support in my local community.

I have three TiVoHD players from a client that downsized to a smaller home. I didn't get a chance to verify how well they work because the client dropped them off for me to get rid of them.

You can get all three for the price of shipping. I can only estimate the cost. You pay up front using PayPal. We agree to settle any under/over cost (- PayPal Fees) after item has been received.

Zero cost but at your own risk for it's working condition. The units does not have any physical damage except a few minor scratches from using or relocating them in a normal environment.

I do not want to bother shipping them one at a time to different people. One person must take all three. You can arrange to pick them up if you live in Los Angeles without paying the shipping cost.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - First Season - Spoilers Okay

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:16
I did a search and didn't see any other thread on this. Is anyone else watching? It's on the El Ray Network, which is apparently Robert Rodriguez's own network and which I didn't know even existed until recently, but Comcast now carries it (at least in some markets). I think this may be one of the only shows on it right now. It's been pretty good so far. I'm up to Episode 4, which is the most recent. It seems to be following the story of the first movie but drawing it out and expanding upon it. Starring Don Johnson, Robert Patrick, Wilmer Valderrama, and a bunch of other people I don't know but all of whom are pretty good. It's definitely worth checking out.

Powered USB Port?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:18
Does the Roamio Plus have a powered USB port that could be used to power a Roku streaming stick or Chromcast? Tired of waiting for TiVo to announce Amazon Prime Streaming.

TiVo HD black/blank sceen WITH audio

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14
Our TiVo HD has recently begun blanking/blacking out, but sound is still audible. If I unplug & restart the TiVo HD, the picture comes back. This doesn't seem like a hard drive issue, like when our Series 2 hard drive died & I had to replace it, but I'm no expert. I follow instruction well, & I'm relatively competent, but I'm not a computer genius. Any analysis & help will be much appreciated. Thanks! :)

We have Comcast cable w/ a single cablecard installed. TiVo was purchased new with lifetime subscription in 2009.

-Julie

Xfinity VOD - Show your appreciation with your wallets!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:26
Now that Xfinity VOD is available on my TiVo, I feel compelled to choose this option over other options if the movie/TV show I want to rent is available. It's my way of saying to Comcast, "Thanks!. You made the right call". In my eyes, the more we use the service, the more likely Comcast will be to play ball with TiVo in the future. Does anyone else feel this way?

Amazon Fire TV

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:24
So, I guess amazon streaming on TiVo is now totally out of the picture.

Amazon wants you to buy a FireTV box from them (why it is a giant box and not an HDMI dongle, I don't know).

Tivo HD remote sensor has failed

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:35
The Tivo Remote sensor in my HD unit is starting to go. I have another HD, can I swap hard drives? If not (I suspect I can not, probably encrypted to the HD shell), any way to repair or replace the IR sensor in unit?

Justified "Starvation" 4/01/2014 (S5E12)

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:23
Nothing April Fool's about this one. Incredible episode. While there have been parts of this season I haven't been a fan of, this episode brought it all together in Elmore Leonard fashion.

The bit with the judge allowing them to try Kendall as an adult was well-played. That's about the only way they can get Wendy to flip on her brother. And Boyd's blurting out about Raylan & Nicky Augustine in front of Tim & Rachel was one of those heart-stopping scenes where you wonder, for a split second, how they'll react.

And perhaps the best line of the year...

"You a bit touched, ain't ya?"

Can't wait for next week's season finale!

To Do List / Upcoming Episodes / Search by title

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:38
Hi. I have had my 2 TiVos for almost 3 years and they have worked brilliantly. In February after the retune, all recording stopped and I got messages saying that program couldn't record as there was no signal or it would only partially record. This is on both Tivos and happened at the same time on the same day. On most of my channels the signal strength is betwen 80 and 98.

I watch the record light come on, I check is progress and when it finishes... nothing. I have been told that the signal strength is to strong for the tv tunes and it has wrecked them. Has anyone heard of this and can it be fixed?

If I go to "Search by title" and search Dr Phil for example, It won't show the program. If I search by channel I find an episode tomorrow so I do a season pass - all episodes first runs and repeats - until I delete. Then I hit ok. Cool I think. I go to the "To Do" list or "Season Pass Manager" and check for upcoming episodes. It says none. I go to the live tv program guide and I can see an episode each day for the next two weeks. I just don't get it. Is there a problem with the tv guide thats been downloaded and as a result its stuffing up the season passes or are the tuners wrecked and can't record anything as Tivo Australia support suggest.

Please can someone help me or do I throw them in the bin and buy a unit and 5 year subscription to IceTV.

Thanks heaps. D :(

To Do List / Upcoming Episodes / Search by title

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:06
Ok so this post is a bit of a mish mash but I think it is all related. I have another post going where i was told that because I have a great tv signal, it has wrecked my tivo tuners on two seperate machines on exactly the same day. I was told this by Tivo Australia support and quite frankly I don't believe them. All my settings are fine and the last update was today at 5.15pm. SO my new question is this:

If I go to "Search by title" and search Dr Phil for example, It won't show the program. If I search by channel I find an episode tomorrow so I do a season pass - all episodes first runs and repeats - until I delete. Then I hit ok. Cool I think. I go to the "To Do" list or "Season Pass Manager" and check for upcoming episodes. It says none. I go to the live tv program guide and I can see an episode each day for the next two weeks. I just don't get it. Is there a problem with the tv guide thats been downloaded and as a result its stuffing up the season passes or as per my other post are the tuners wrecked and can't record anything as Tivo Australia suggest. I am looking for help on here because Tivo in the US continues to be a powerhouse while here in Australia, Tivo is dead and you can't even buy parts or get real support. Please can someone help me!

Strange occurrence last night

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:32
My recording of "At Midnight" on Comedy Central, which, as you'd guess, airs at midnight (I think it may technically start at 12:01), ended up being an HOURish long recording last night, with The Colbert Report AND At Midnight. (ish because I pad most recordings, esp Comedy Central, on both ends.)

Strangely, my Colbert Report recording ALSO recorded.

My 11pm recording of Arsenio didn't record, since it thought there weren't enough tuners (no big deal, since I just FF through it 99% of the time and delete it).

So I think I hit some other weird edge case of the padding and/or use-same-tuner bug.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - "End of the Beginning" -04/01/14

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:15
Thought it started out okay, but the second half was awesome... let's hope the promised 'game changer' really boots it up a notch.

So, was the scene with Nick Fury and the Winter Soldier part of the episode or part of a preview for the movie? I wasn't quite sure but I'm assuming it was part of the episode but taken from the movie.

Plus/Pro owners, would you buy add-on OTA tuner?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:30
If TiVo offered an external OTA tuner for the Roamio that allowed you to record both cable and OTA at the same time would you buy one? If so would it have to have 6 tuners? Or would 2-4 tuners be OK? And would you prefer it to be network based, like an HDHomeRun, or USB connected directly to the TiVo? What would you expect something like this to cost?

Personally I would love something like this, but I'm wondering if I'm the only one.

full signal strength wrecked TiVo tuners

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:44
Hi. I have had my 2 TiVos for almost 3 years and they have worked brilliantly. Here in Australia all our tv channels have just gone digital. On most of my channels the signal strength is betwen 80 and 98. We went digital in February and we had to rescan our channels to pick all the new frequencies up. Since then the TiVos, yes both of them, won't record shows or only do partial recordings. I checked the recording history and they say not recorded because there was no signal which is crap as I can watch the tv live fine. I watch the record light come on, I check is progress and when it finishes... nothing. I have been told that the signal strength is to strong for the tv tunes and it has wrecked them. Has anyone heard of this and can it be fixed? Thanks heaps. D

Older TiVos Hughes SD40's random shut off

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:14
I do hope this is not a repeat of the TiVo restarts a few years ago. My older TiVo's are just shutting off, not rebooting, just shutting off, both of them at the same time. I have to unplug them and recover. Has happened three times now in last week. Anyone else having this problem with their older TiVo's? Thanks.

Shameless "Emily" 3/30 **SPOILERS**

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:26
This season has become one of my favorites! Great (but bad) stuff happening.

From a previous Shameless thread:
Quote: Originally Posted by Gerryex (Post 10020352) I still think Frank will NOT die, although I'll bet you the season finale will have Frank on death's bed and then we'll have to wait until the next season (I'm hopefully assuming its renewed for at least another season!) to see if he really dies, which I'm still saying he will not!

Gerry Well, I was half right!!

Outstanding scene of this episode. After the christening and during the celebration at the bar, Mickey comes out that he's gay and of course his father starts to beat him up. Off in the corner is the priest that presided at the christening, he sees the fighting and then says something like: Oh s_it, I better call the police. Then he opens his robe to get his phone and one of the women is servicing him! I don't think I ever laughed so hard - I had to pause the show!

Gerry

Series 1: Failed while loading series

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:50
I have experienced the “Failed while loading series” problem in my Philips HDR31212 Series 1 TiVo during the past 12 or so weeks, and no successful program updates were done during that period. This failure occurs during the "Importing" phase, after the Download phase completes with no error. My hard drive was tested and reformatted by weakness.com a month ago. I have been trying to complete the Setup call during the past few weeks, and it has never finished. It fails at the 13% point of loading series data. (To be clear on this, I have had the "failed while loading series" problem both before and after the hard drive was reformatted and reloaded.)

The Test Call completes with "Test Successful!" whenever I run it.

Please remedy this problem, TiVo.

Total Riff Off

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:54
New, 4/01/2014, Entertainment, Comedy, Nature

The channel celebrates April Fools' Day by allowing the creators of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" to add commentary with their special flair to segments from "Bad @$$ Animals," "Unlikely Animal Friends" and "My Dog Ate What?"

Credits: Michael J. Nelson (Voice Of), Bill Corbett (Voice Of), Kevin Murphy (Voice Of)

3 shows in a row tonight on NGCHD channel 276 on DirecTV it should be a funny 3 hours

Roamio vs. Premiere?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 13:49
I've been an enthusiastic TiVo fan since I purchased my first Series 1 more than a decade ago. Today, I own 3 Premieres and I have been sorely disappointed ever since this model was introduced. Everything from poor HD menu performance, to Netflix, to multi-room viewing via WiFi. The latter becoming far worse since last year's fall update. (I stream video better to my iPad using TiVo Stream than I do from TiVo-to-TiVo.)

At first, I read that performance would improve once TiVo activated the additional processors. I'm still waiting.

Is Roamio any better? Or is it time to move on?

Black Screen; No Recording

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:37
This morning I discovered my XL4 was in the Black Screen (live tv) condition.
Tivo Central & Menus were visible and functional.
Recorded materials would play.

No programing was recorded Sunday after 7pm.
No programs recorded on Monday!

Restarting (tivo help menu) restored live tv function.

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