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Program TIVO remote with Vizio Sound Bar

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 08:10
I have a Vizio Sound Bar and I can't program the Tivo Premiere remote for: - Volume, + Volume and Mute. I did following directions but never takes. Anyone have suggestions?

Upgrade series 3 HD

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 06:52
I have an odd problem. I have a Series3 HD 32hr Model tcd648250B. I have three older hard drives that are 1 tb 1 tb and 240 g. They all boot up fine in the tivo. I am trying to put a brand new wd green 1 tb in this unit. I have tried winmsf copy and backup and restore to the new drive and when I put the new drive in, the tivo first splash screen shows up and never goes any further then this. The lights on the front stay on and never change. I even bought the instant back for this unit and baked the new wd hard drive and have the same effect. I hear lots about power supplies, but the other three older hd's boot fine. I have also tried mfslive 1.4 backup/restore and same effect. Any suggestions?

Shows not deleting from or showing up in My Shows list

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 04:21
Premiere Elite, 20.3.1-01-2-758

I've been having an issue with programs not deleting from My Shows and newly recorded shows not showing up.

When I go to delete something, it will just put the X next to the show but it will not move to the deleted folder. New programs do not show up in My Shows and there is even no history of them being recorded.

I can restart the TiVo and then everything works right for a while. All the shows that it had recorded but were not being listed now show up. It is normal for a period of time, sometimes very short, sometimes a few hours, and then has the issue again.

When this happens, it won't let me create, delete or change season passes.

Anyone have any experience with this? It's been happening for a month or so, possibly since the most recent update. Getting very frustrating. Thought I would come here first before trying my luck with tech support. Thanks.
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Tivo blinking off then back on

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 01:16
Every time I go from our TV input to Tivo input the TV Display will blink off then back on once. This will happen if I first go to 'Live TV' or 'Menu'.

It has been happening for the last couple of days.

Anyone else having this issue?

Storage Space Question - Amazon VOD files

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 15:34
Been awhile since I used a Premier. I would often buy HD TV Shows on Amazon and either manual or auto download (tv pass) to my premier, but I had an XL.

Was kinda curious how many one hour HD episodes I could fit on the standard 500gig drive.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix - alert for Comcast folk

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 13:11
Noticing on the xfinity listings that tomorrow's race (7:30 am ON CNBC) is incorrectly listed as a track and field event, so if you have a season pas set for "Formula One Racing", you might miss it. There are reruns later on NBCSN that are listed correctly, but still.

Stream on EBay

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 11:19
Current listing on eBay for 104.99 or best offer. 7 units are still available am 6/29/2013. They are listed with free shipping and no tax outside of Illinois. I got one for less than the listing price by emailing the vendor and negotiating. The unit arrived in two days by priority mail. It's a brand new item and I had it up and running in less than an hour after the postman delivered it.

TivoHD -> Premiere 4 - Netflix blackouts

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 19:26
I recently replaced my tivoHD with a premiere 4 due to mpeg 4 streams. I still don't have my m cablecard but I'm watching netflix and every few minutes the screen turns blank, not audio for like a half a second. I never had this issue on my tivoHD. It's incredibly annoying. Is this a known issue or is there a problem with my Internet connection?
Thanks.

I can't stop rewatching 'Malcolm In The Middle'

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:50
The last week I've been watching marathon sessions of Malcolm In The Middle, from the beginning. I just finished Season 4 Episode 10 right now and am about to move to episode 11.

I miss this show so much. I haven't seen a single bad episode yet.

I can't believe US releases of the show on disc, other than season 1, are still held up, allegedly, by excessive music licensing costs. There's so little music actually in the episodes. It's at least good to see the folks in the UK are finally getting a chance to see it though.

Moving from Comcast to DirecTV. Need some guidance!

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:01
Hello All,

I currently have one each of a Series 1, Series 2 (both Sonys) and the original Series 3 TiVo w/ 2 cable cards, all working with my Comcast. Both the Series 1 and Series 2 are using Comcast's Digital Adapters, receiving more than just the basic channels. I can use my TiVo remotes with them, and all works just fine.

Except for the Comcast pricing.

I was looking at what all my neighbors have: DirecTV, but none of them have TiVos... just the DirecTV company's current DVR.

Here's what I would like to know...

If I jump the Comcast ship, I can get the DirecTivo HD for (I believe) $199.

What would I need to do for the other TV's upstairs? I would only want very limited channels... equivalent to basic. I'd have to give the Comcast Digital Adapters back.

Is there such a thing as plugging in the coax from the Directv into the back of the Series 1 and Series 2 to get ANYTHING at all? I could be wrong, but I thought I remembered seeing, during the start-up process, a choice for DirecTV... but maybe not.

If the regular coax won't produce any results, what is the DirecTV equivalent to the Comcast Digital Adapter? Something bare minimum (Comcast charged me $0.50 each for theirs) just to get the basics up and running on that TiVo.

Lastly... do any of these boxes need a phone line to update, or am I thinking about something else altogether.

I've been a long-time member of this forum, helping whenever I could.... now it's time that I need to ask for help! And, of course, thanks in advance!!!

series 2 won't boot up

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:41
I got a R10 that suddenly gives the message "powering up" and then "just a few more minutes" and when it normally goes to Directv is comes back with "no signal". The green light is on but will not communicate. I attached a rf satellite finder and booted up with it inline. This is the first time I used this meter. Could I have shorted out the power supply or does this sound like something else?

Networked TiVo's not showing up in each other's Now Playing

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:53
Seems to be related to the software settings at tivo.com as far as I can tell.

I have rebooted both systems and when they come up, they can see each other in the Now Playing list and shows transfer just fine. But, give it a few minutes after the reboot for them to ping tivo.com again and then it goes away from the NP list.

Any ideas?

This has been working for a long time, so I'm not sure what's up.

Guide showing "Upcoming:" on most of the channels

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 14:19
I've been manually connecting to TIVO to download the guide for a few weeks now off my iPhone hotspot since I lost my home wifi (long story) and I have to keep manually doing it 5 or 6 times until it goes through however a few days ago the guide is showing with lots of channels displaying "Upcoming: (then the name of some show)" on most of the channels.

I restarted the TIVO Premiere and downloaded the guide again but still the same thing. Anyone else having this happen to them?

'Low Winter Sun' - AMC's new drama starring Lennie James

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:11
http://www.amctv.com/shows/low-winter-sun

Quote: The AMC original series Low Winter Sun is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Low Winter Sun begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Starts August 11.



Low Winter Sun

How do you connect your Tuning Adapter?

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:08
I have split my coax signal between my Tivo and the required Cisco TA with the USB being the only connection between the two devices.

I had a blank screen even and called Tivo tech support. After going through the paces and verifying the connections, the CSR suggested removing the splitter and connecting the coax to TA in series before the Tivo. I took that suggestion under advisement and retained my setup. I had be advised that the splitter within the Cisco TA is inferior to high quality stand alone splitters.

So how do you make the tuning adapter connection?

Can I put the P4 anywhere to start MoCA?

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 07:49
Have Ethernet & Coax wiring to every room in the house. Going to setup P4 & Mini's around the house tomorrow.

To enable MoCA on the P4:

1) can I just put p4 in any room or does it have to be at the patch panel where all the house's low voltage wiring run through & where router & modem are at?

2) Currently use Tivo's wireless N adapter but is it removed from the MoCA setup per TiVo Diagram - how do I get TiVo information now? Do I have to somehow connect P4 to the router in #1 above?

iPhone app not displaying all programming

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 01:53
Anyone know why series don't show up in the guide for HBO, Sho and such when using the TiVo app on an iPhone? I can't see any programs in search either. When I view the guide for any of these channels I only see movies. I understand they don't let you copy them to the device due to copyright restrictions but shouldn't I still be able to see and schedule recordings?

TiVo Premiere...completely new drive...pixilation

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 22:52
I replaced a bad, original drive on a 45hr TiVo Premiere (one of the very first). Used a WD AV 1TB drive, and rebuilt from scratch.
For a month or two, all was well. Recently, however, I've been getting pixilation problems, partial recordings, slow-to-respond interface and stalls. Once, a error saying "error C501" popped up.
Is it possible there was a software update from TiVo that didn't work, or are cable signal strength problems a better possibility? What kind of cable signal strength should I be looking for (Cox Orange County cable card).
Or, has the new drive begun buggering up somehow?
Thanks

One for the gals: Guys Who Are Easy On The Eyes.

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 21:41
(And some of the guys. :))

(Also, I'm aware there's a hot girl in the middle. You guys have plenty of chances to discuss her. This one's for those of us who appreciate the boys.)

I was just poking around tonight and I found this photo of the Big Bang Theory cast and I thought there'd be some other men fond types who'd enjoy it.


Feel free to share your own.

Can the mini downgrade HD?

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 21:13
If have an older TV (like the old RCA style connections) can you still watch live TV on it with a Mini, provided the Mini is paired from a Tivo Premiere XL 4?

specifically if the live tuner is HD?

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