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I have two Toshiba SD-H400s that are not working properly (wobbly picture and random rebooting).
In both machines, I've tried new hard drives:
- two new refurbished Seagate DB35s from Newegg, with software cloned from an old SD-H400 using WinMFS,
- a new WeaKnees pre-formatted drive,
- one of the refurb DB35s with software cloned from the WeaKnees drive using WinMFS. I tested that on just one of the machines (I forget which, it's been months).
(I even tried a Kickstart 54 test on the WeaKnees drive--it tested ok.)
With any of the above drive swaps, the problems specific to each SD-H400 remained.
SD-H400 #1: Wobbly picture. Horizontal areas appear momentarily in the picture, of differing heights, in different locations, but skewed off kilter, something like this:
It got worse over time (over about a year), including rolling of the picture, like what we'd cure with the vertical hold adjustment on an old TV.
SD-H400 #2 (an eBay replacement that reportedly worked fine for the previous owner in a week of his pre-sale testing): It reboots at various, unpredictable times, maybe averaging 20 minutes of run time, but varying from minutes to hours before reboot.
The SD-H400s were tested serially, in the same location, using the same power source and plugs. I eyeballed the power supplies for expanded capacitors, but couldn't discern any.
Before dipping into eBay/Craigslist for yet another SD-H400, can anyone think of anything I could try? Like a likely piece of hardware that I could try swapping between machines? Or a source where I could buy a power supply, if that's the likely fault in both.
"Once Upon a Time" hasn't gotten much attention on this board later, so I guess it's not surprising that the spin-off "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" hasn't either.
Since "OUaT" is my favorite current TV show, I was pretty excited about "OUaTiW" -- we've seen Wonderland before, via the Mad Hatter storyline, but there's obviously much more to be mined there in terms of the source material.
And so last night I eagerly went to my "Now Playing" list and selected "OUaTiW." And 45 minutes or so later, I was mildly underwhelmed. It's a quest story (find Cyrus the love interest/genie) which is perfectly fine and works well as a serialized backbone. The graphics suited Wonderland reasonably well -- it's got an appropriate cartoonish look to the roads, hills, and so on. The actress who plays Alice is fine.
Yet, it all adds up a little short. I get that she spent much time in Wonderland and had many adventures with Cyrus, leading them to fall in love, and that these will be reviewed over the course of the season in flashbacks. But while that storytelling method worked for "Lost" and has been working for "Once Upon a Time," it seemed too short-circuited here to convey the romantic connection. At least in "Once Upon a Time," we've all been socialized to know that Snow White and Prince Charming are meant to be together. Alice's relationship with Cyrus is not one that comes from the basic source material (i.e., the Disneyfied version, which is what I'm guessing most viewers come with). As a result, the emotional impact -- and feeling of loss that would drive her to be willing to accept a lobotomy -- just wasn't there.
I'm still keeping the season pass, but this didn't quite live up to my expectations yet. (And my other top pre-season pick, "Agents of SHIELD," is becoming more and more disappointing.)
Seems Amy stirred things up quite a bit inside and outside of the show. So far I think she has a point. Sheldon should just take her right to "Last Crusade".
For me the best line of the night was "Oh my God, you still go left!"
Hi - I'm trying to help my parents who have a series 2 (TCD 649080). They're in North Carolina, provider is Comporium. Lightening struck the house and fried the sound on the Tivo. Picture was still fine after the lightening, but live TV has no sound. (playback of previously recorded show was fine with picture and sound). They called Comporium to see if they could help with the tivo or bypass the tivo until they got a new one. As unbelievable as it sounds in 2013, the techs that came out (2 different guys on different days) had never seen a tivo, so they bypassed the tivo and also put in a new DTA, Evolution dms-2002-ca just as an upgrade. I got a replacement series 2 on ebay (I tested the replacement at my house and know it works), but I can not get any signal from the new evolution dms-2002-ca. (the tivo set up displays picure and sound) If the tivo is unplugged, the cable signal goes through the tivo, but with the tivo plugged in, nothing. Everything is connected correctly (Cable > evolution dms-2002-ca >Tivo in. And Tivo out > tv in). Evolution DTA, Tivo and TV are all set to channel 3. I even tried the damaged tivo (which still displayed a picture after the lightening but before Comporium put in the evolution DTA.
Any ideas? I looked at posts here on searched elsewhere on the net and and didn't find anything that showed an incompatibility. Sorry for the long post - and help would be very appreciated. Thanks
We don't seem to have interest in an episode thread, so I'll create a season one.
I thought this past episode was the best of the bunch. I think maybe it hit home some because their daughter is 14, same age as my daughter, and I get the whole privacy thing. It's a fine line between it being "Your house, your rules" and respecting your teen's privacy. I liked how "hooked up" was so misconstrued. I loved Bert using Yiddish expressions (and I understand them as my mother spoke it) and Kate says something like, "I don't know how Bert learned Yiddish but please don't make him stop" Cracked me up. I also liked how Diane knew all the texting culture stuff...catfishing and all that.
This show is really starting to grow on me a lot.
I can't create a Season Pass for this show because the TiVo thinks there are no upcoming episodes. I was able to go into the program guide and manually set a single episode recording for the pilot, but when I go to "upcoming", it doesn't list any future episodes. I tried rebooting my XL4, but it didn't fix the problem. I'm afraid I'm stumped on this one.
Just recently got Sony Movie Channel on FIOS it is an H.264 channel, it looks okay usually. The other day I tried to watch "Five Easy Pieces" live and I noticed some odd behavior, the screen would blank and sometimes roll.
So I decided to record a future version of the movie. Well, no change the new recording still does not play correctly. Is there a compatibility issue with premiere and some H.264 channels/movies ?
after watching this week's frontline (and after falling asleep during my first two attempts), it turned out to be a very interesting journey through the nfl's 20 year progression (and regression) of their position on traumatic brain injuries in the sport.
this exposé certainly revealed information that told a very interesting story. it airs again tonight, twice tomorrow, and is available to stream online:
anyone else watch it? opinions?
I am looking to sell a mint XL4 Premiere unit with lifetime & Stream. The XL4 was purchased in January 2012 and the Stream in September 2012. Both items will come with all it's original packaging and contents. Will ship securely via FedEx.
$600 shipped or Best Offer
I also have another Premiere XL4 without lifetime & a Premiere XL without lifetime upgraded with a WD AV 2TB drive. I would be willing to field offers for these units as well.
Please PM with any questions. Thanks.
All of a sudden I can not access and transfer programs from my Tivo 3 to my Tivo Premiere. I could before; no problem. I can still access my Tivo Premiere from my Tivo 3. No changes to my home network.
Now on my Tivo Premiere I get the following error message:
You can not play shows from (Tivo3) because it isn't in your account. (SHO6).
For more info, see tivo.com/help/SHO6.
The webpage does not exist. SHO6 gets nothing on Tivo's website.
Any idea what's going on here?
I'm still using SageTV for my main tv watching, using Fios, with a HDHomeRun cablecard setup. It works for waht I need, but I recently picked up HBO, which I can't watch with Sage. Not a huge deal, since it just came with the TV package, I'll drop it in 3 months(or maybe 6?) whever the deal expires, but it's still nagging in the back of my mind. Are there any Sage converts to Roamio? Just a few questions.
1. I used to use pytivo many years ago to stream to a series2, it worked, so i assume it works fine, but how does it work for mkv files, specifically my collection of converted bluray movies that Sage plays just fine?
2. Does the Roamio + mini work just as well as a HD200/300?
3. Since HBO is copy never, can I reecord it on the roamio and watch it on the mini? For that matter can i watch everything on the mini that I can watch on the Roamio?
4. How much do you miss comskip? When I went tivo to Sage, I though it was the best thing ever, and I still do, I know I can download, remux, and upload, but realtime comskipping is just plain nice. I know about he 30 second skip, and it's ok, but still no comparison. Do you miss real comskip much?
5. WAF? Sage falkes out occasionally, my series 2 may have, but I really don't remember, whats the Roamio like for WAF/stability?(She knows nothing about tech for TV, as long as she can watch the news at night she is happy, but it better work)
If there's a Season 4 thread, I can't find it.
Just finished watching episode 404 "Lost and Found" from last Friday, and I guess I'll have to spoilerize what I have to say.
I'm not all that crazy about the current incarnation and I hope there's a plot twist very soon that at least forces her to lose the nose ring.
But other than that it's pretty interesting so far.
Hate to see the guy from Eureka written out so soon though.
A few days ago, HD channels started flickering black, then would go out. Then the message telling me to contact my cable service provider. You could switch channels, and usually it would pop back on. Then it became worse. After 7pm, most of the HD channels go black and sometimes the regular ones as well. Often they come back if you SLOWLY flip through the channels several times over.
Under DVR diagnostics, it shows blank stats mostly under tuner 0 when the chanels go out. But tuner 1 is always fine. Just using a Comcast cable card. Tuner 0 says the cablecard association :None and shows current tuning status : Wrong card State. But tuner 1 shows everything is fine with the same cable card.
Swapped out the cable card with another one. Everything is fine, the after 7pm it goes out randomly again. Then in the morning, it is working perfectly again and both tuner 0 and 1 all report normal stats.
Is there a problem with the cable line? It reads signal strength between 99-100. The SNR reads 38db most of the time. Or is my Tivo about to expire?
Do we know when we might get this update? I thought it was planned for this month... Being able to watch football games at my tailgates would be optimal!!!
I have two TIVO mini's experiencing the same daily problem with Premiere 4 DVR at different times. In the middle of playing a recording, the playback will stop, display a network connection message, and return to menu with Resume playing option. I can browse all my recordings, but when I try to play any recording, the screen pauses for a few seconds (never see any of the recording), and returns back to the menu with the Play option. I can go into Settings / Network / Network Diagnostics and successfully complete the Connect to Internet test. The other mini continues to work whenever one has this problem. I am using hardwired Ethernet cat5 cable to a DLink 10/100/1000 gigabit switch between minis and Premiere DVR. I replaced the DLink with a Netgear switch, and replaced the network cables, but the problem remains. The only way for the mini to start working again, is if I power it off and back on then everything is fine for another day. Each mini has this problem at different times (never at the same time). Very frustrating. Has anyone else solved this problem.
I have a program on my PC in Tivo Desktop. How do I send it back to my DVR?
I had a very weird problem, there was sound but no picture. The odd part is that the interface worked fine, I could see it, just no picture on any recordings or live TV. I was able to fix it by going into Netflix then exiting. This is base roamio using OTA, so no CC.
Anyone else seen this?
I have recently received an N33 Error on my Tivo Premiere using a Wireless N Network Adapter. I have rebooted my Tivo several times and my D-Link Wireless router twice and still get the error. I forced a connection on the Tivo and it is stating that it is connected to the internet. I also can connect to the network on my PC, Laptop, tablet and cell phone. Finally, I disconnected the Wireless adapter and ran two different Ethernet cables directly into the Tivo box and the Tivo says that the Gateway not found. I then get the N30 error stating that it isn't conncected.
I called Tivo support and they said that the Ethernet port is shot and cannot be repaired. They said that I could switch to a Wireless G Network Adapter, but couldn't guarantee that would work either.
Anyone have any other suggestions before I switch over to a Roamio?
Asked a simple TiVo question and got a spiteful response.
I just saw a brand new Premiere 4 on clearance for ~$60 at my local Best Buy. Would you buy it and why?