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Season Passes Limited to 29?

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:41
I was having a hard time scheduling another Season Pass yesterday, and it wouldn't save. I deleted an exiting one and tried again, and it worked fine.

I searched, and the only thing I could find in the Help Center was from last year and the limit was 40.

Anyone else experience this?

PeeCee Advice Needed

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:18
I'm a Mac user. I have had WinTel hardware in the past but I recycled my Win 95 and XP boxes some years ago.

I have a stable of TiVos, mostly THD models (nothing newer, currently) but a few S2 boxes as well. I have the original drives for all and being able to copy those drives or backups to a new drive is the only reason some of these are still functioning.

For some years I have been using the MFSLive DVD to copy TiVo drives. I have a first gen Intel iMac that boots to the MFSLive DVD. I connect my TiVo drives via SATA-to-USB adapters. It's slow but reliable and gets the job done. The iMac is now nine years old and isn't going to last forever. So I'm planning to build a PC just for the purpose of copying and backing up TiVo drives. Also, the latest copy job was a 1 TB drive with 770 GB of recordings and it took over 15 hours getting just 14 MB/second overall. I want to copy at SATA II speeds or better.

The future of TiVo drive copy/backup seems to be WinMFS, which I cannot currently run, having no Windows machines. So I'm going to build one specifically for this one job. As a bonus, I'll finally have something that can run WDIdle. Here's what I envision:

Inexpensive PC, Dual boot, OEM Windows, Linux

Probably mid-tower case to accommodate the needed drive bays.

Built-in video (HDMI out?)

Enough RAM to run Windows and facilitate drive copying.

One fixed (internal) drive with Windows/Linux.

Optical drive, bootable, read-only is fine, no need to burn

Two or more trayless drive bays to allow hot swap of bare SATA drives.

Example trayless bays: two 5.25 inch bays accommodate three 3.5 inch drives...
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Does this seem adequate? How might it be improved?

How common is SATA III on new motherboards? Although TiVo may not use SATA III drives yet, it couldn't hurt to plan for the future.

What's the minimum Windows version that can run WinMFS?

Any and all advice and comments will be appreciated.

Program to copy old tivo hard drive to a new hard drive

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:14
I have a Premiere elite, Are there a program out now will copy the recorded programs and the software to a new Hard drive?

Your Fav Big Brother Seasons? (No Spoilers Please)

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 10:04
I'm watching the current season and enjoying it. Not as good as Survivor, but entertaining. The only other season I've seen is the one where Rachel Reilly won (Season 13, I think). I'd like to watch some other seasons. Which do you recommend as the best? Thanks much!

Anyone watching "Call Of The Wildman"?

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 09:27
This is a poor man's "Billy The Exterminator" if that's even possible.

I was alerted to an last night's episode because the two guys were being sent to a bed and breakfast farm, that I recently stayed at, to catch a critter that was getting in the hen house and stealing eggs.

The show is virtually unwatchable, it is so bad. The two guys on the show are awful. It makes "Billy The Exterminator" look like award-winning TV.

How old are forum members?

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 07:34
I have seen some articles indicating younger people watch TV differently than use old fa**s so I was wondering how old the majority of the people posting on this forum were.

For the recorded I still have a few months of my double nickel year left :).

Dexter - 7/14/13 - "What's Eating Dexter Morgan"

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 07:18
So maybe, MAYBE Vogel isn't the killer as we see her get the text and the his and hers packages.

And one of her former patients just happens to be a cannibal. Not the killer they're looking for because he considers brains a delicacy and would never cut out a piece(s).

I get the whole Deb thing of losing it after killer LaGuerta but I guess I'm just sick of her character.

Wasn't all that thrilled with this ep.

The Newsroom S02E01 7-14-13

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 07:11
Yes! It's back. Looks like it's going to be a great season. I love how we saw in one scene where Occupy Wall Street went wrong. Also the live fix of the story as it aired was cool. Looking forward to the rest. :-)

Falling Skies - "The Pickett Line" - 7/14/13

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 07:10
Huh. It's always the quite ones that you never expect.

I guess we're gonna need a new President now.

Transfer/Record from Dish DVR to Tivo?

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 01:44
I have found a sketchy post or two but no real instructions on how to do this.

I'm getting rid of Dish and using a Tivo with Antenna and Wifi. I have shows on the Dish DVR I would like to transfer or probably have to record to the Tivo.

Since I use antenna, how will the Tivo know to record from the A/V outlet, if that's what I should do?

Since the TV only shows either the Dish DVR or the Tivo, how to I work with one of them being 'blind'?

Thank you and sorry if something is already out there. I checked various FAQ and posts.
Jeff

Big Brother 7/14/13

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:25
damn golf cut off the last portion of BB to me what happened after jeremy went up to HoH?

Swamp Man

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:31
Shelby from Ax Men has own show starting in August. I had a feeling it would happen, him and colorful characters around him were always the best part of Ax Men.

Amazon Season Passes - download automatically?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:04
I've been using my S2 Tivo to download series from Amazon pretty much from the day they started offering this feature. I've always set it up so that new episodes would download automatically. The last couple of shows I've subscribed to have kind of hidden the automatic download option, but now I can't seem to find it at all. I can still buy a SP and manually initiate a download for an individual episode, but I much prefer obviously to just have them download overnight and be there when we're ready to watch.

I called Amazon and the CSR I spoke to says they don't offer an automatic download option, but since she didn't seem aware they ever offered this (and I used it as recently as a month ago) I'm not 100% sure she knows what she's talking about. Anyone have recent experience with Amazon SP downloads one way or the other?

I've seen the other thread about having trouble downloading some movie rentals from Amazon, but started a different thread since this seems to be a separate issue.

My Bad motherBoard

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:35
I’m posting these results to help all the good technical agents at TiVo and all us frustrated customers who are dealing with Issues like sound dropping out and erroneous (network faults) The biggest problem I had in getting the problem solved was the poor continuity of communication that the TiVo origination forces on the tech agents and customers.

Everytime a customer calls into TiVo they get a new agent and a new incident number. If the trouble shooting effort is lengthily, as mine was, the file gets so long that no agent can quickly pickup where the last call ended. I admit I got frustrated many times because the agents all wanted to start with basic trouble shooting efforts rather reading the whole file for each incident number. But they never got frustrated and instead they stuck with me. Thank you all for that effort because we did solve the problem. It just took 60 days to do it

What was learned is very important for every Premier owner to know and also for every agent to remember. First never buy a TiVo without an extended warranty and don’t waste your money on a new unit. Buy a refurbished one because they have gone through more testing than a new unit. Also keep in mind if you need to get a replacement, as I did, only get a refurbished units. In my case that meant I paid an extra $50 for my TiVo because the new one cost $150 and the refurbished ones go for under $100.

So here is the nugget to remember Mother Boards can be unstable even when the unit is new. Weakness and the frequency of reported similar faults on the forum pages helped me first figure out this but it was only after testing a different TiVo at my install site that this was confirmed. One of my units had consistent audio failures relating to the HDMI auto enable & disable and it would not stream in HD video using Hulu or Netflix. A relocation test at the my home (moving one box to another room) proved that my supporting 15/20 network was not the issue.

Then when a replacement unit that finally sent it also proved that the problem was in the other TiVo unit. Oh listen to this! When TiVo sent a replacement to me they canceled my lifetime sub on the unstable box that I was still watch in SD video. Well it took 10 days for the new TiVo to arrive so I had to call and re-activate my Lifetime Sub box with monthly contract service. Since its got a 30day cancelation on the contract when its retuned I will be credited for the screw up in subscription that they caused.

Well that’s my story! If you think it’s acting unstable then send it back and save yourself 60 days of painful trouble shooting.

7/14/2013 Big Brother

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:37
Due to golf coverage it looks like Big Brother will need to be padded at least 1/2 hour in some areas.

Moca vs Wireless n adapter

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:16
My family has a TiVo Premiere 4 that is connected to the internet and the TiVo service with TiVo's wireless N network adapter. We're very unhappy with the performance of the adapter. Streaming is extremely slow, and the interface as a whole seems sluggish.

I've done some research into alternative ways of connecting our TiVo to the internet, and so far MoCA seems like the best bet, but I wanted to see what you guys think before I order an adapter. So here are some questions:

1. How many MoCA adapters do I need? I thought I needed two, but then I heard that the Premiere 4 is already MoCA enabled so I'll only need one. Is this correct?

2. How much faster/stable are MoCA connections compared to wireless N and standard ethernet connections? Is streaming going to finally be enjoyable? How much of an improvement am I going to notice going from the wireless N adapter to MoCA?

3. What else do I need besides a MoCA adapter? Do I really need any POE filters?

4. Any tips or tricks with regards to MoCA?

Low Audio on NBC

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:51
I have a TIVO Premier, and Optimum Cable in Brooklyn, NY. Recently, recorded shows on NBC playback w/ an incredibly low volume. I nearly have to turn my external speakers up to 100% to hear the recording.

What might I be able to do to fix this - it's really annoying.

Tivo HD motherboard failure options

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:01
I think my TivoHD motherboard just went bad. No lights on the front, no Ethernet lights on the back, no fan spin up, no startup picture, but the hard drive spins up.

Troubleshooting: Press Tivo button to make sure it wasn't in standby mode. Replaced the power supply with one from a working Tivo HD. Replaced the hard drive with one from a working TivoHD. Still dead after each procedure. Also the PS from the bad TivoHD worked fine in the good TivoHD.

Tivo wants $350 to replace ($149 for new Tivo and $199 to xfer Lifetime). I've considered the WeaKness repair option, but it's $99 to diagnose plus undisclosed amount for repairs. Has anyone here used the WeaKness repair on a Tivo HD motherboard failure? Are there any other options to consider? Thanks in advance.

Wanted: TivoNet, TurboNet or CacheCard

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 10:01
After about 10 years of service, my TurboNet card bit the dust. I tested it in my other S1 TiVo (I have 2 :)) and it's definitely the card that is bad, not a software problem. So now I need a replacement because that unit isn't getting updates anymore (dialup is not an option, and I'd rather not do the ppp-over-serial as I'm too lazy). I can use a TivoNet card as well since I have a NE2000 ISA card I could drop in there. In fact that is what I use in my other S1. And CacheCard has built-in networking as well.

So if you have either a TivoNet, TurboNet or Cachecard that you don't use anymore, drop me a PM because I'm interested. :)

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