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Does anyone have the $79 Comcast Blast Plus package with Tivo?

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 22:22
Howdy,
I'm new to Tivo and have a few questions.
I'm thinking about downgrading to this "Comcast Blast Plus" package using a Tivo Premiere. Is it possible to get this package for the listed $79 plus tax?
Is this Blast package charged a HD access fee?
Does the Tivo require any kind of Digital or STD adapter box with this package.
Thanks for the help!
Saige


The details of the Blast Package:
Requires subscription to Blast Plus with Digital Economy TV service and Blast!® Internet service. Pricing subject to change. TV and Internet service limited to a single outlet. Equipment, installation, taxes and franchise fees extra. TV: Basic service subscription required to receive other levels of service.

SOAK: hanging photos

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 21:02
I want to take a bunch of framed family photos and put then up the stairwell in a nice pattern.

So, nails or hooks aren't really a good solution. I may go with a number of picture shelves, but that's not quite the look I'm going for. Is there a sticky solution that would allow for repositioning, that would not mar the paint, and that would hold the weight of a larger photo in frame?

I am not handy! So if I had tools, time and talent I could probably make a mounting deal, but I have very little of any t,t, or t.

Thanks SOAK!

Need help with Multi-Room Viewing

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 19:44
I have 2 Premiers and an XL all with Lifetime subscription. For the sake of the discussion, I will refer to them as "Family Room", "Bedroom", and "Basement". They are all hardwired to my network and they can see one another. Each TiVo can see the others when viewed thru "My Shows". I can see what is recorded on the others as well.

When I try to view something on the "Family Room" TiVo that is recorded on either the Basement or the Bedroom, it never comes thru and just goes back to the menu.

When I try to view something on the Basement TiVo that is recorded on the Bedroom, it never comes thru and just goes back to the menu. But when I try to view something that is recorded on the Family Room, it comes thru fine.

From the Bedroom, I can view things recorded on the "Family Room" or the Basement.

From the Basement or Bedroom TiVos, when I view Multi-Room Viewing Advanced Help, it shows the "Family Room" TiVo connected via MoCA. I do not have a MoCA so not sure why it is saying that.

Any ideas what is going on? I have tried restarting but that did not help.

kickstart not working tivo restarting

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 17:48
OK, I installed a new drive that I installed a new image on, all seemed good, it was working and I was watching tv but the recorder has rebooted randomly several times so I thought I would try checking with kickstart, I hold pause when light turns amber and when second light turns amber I enter a code, tried several like 54, 57, and the screen flases like it is going to the kickstart page but then just reboots? Any ideas? It is a philips series 1 with lifetime service. HDR112

Thanks banjomaniac

Need help with a Boolen Search

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 16:12
I have a DirecTv HR34, and the following boolen search picks up all the Nascar races: AALL NASCAR NNOT PRACTICE QUALIFYING

I programmed the same thing into the Tivo, and it is recording all sorts of stuff like Nascar live on speed, but is missing the races.

Does anyone have a boolen wishlist search set up that will catch all the Nascar (Sprint, Nationwide, and Truck) races, without recording all the practice, qualifying and other non-race shows?

eBAY vs. Craigslist question

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 15:48
Just a quick question here..

I have Lifetime THD's (652160) with 1TB upgrades. I will sell these when TIVO has their next Premiere 4 deal. :-)

Anyway, does anyone have any idea why they go for about $350 on eBAY and less than $100 on a local, in my case Portland, Craigslist for sale site?

It seems that eBAY is about $350 and Crtaigslist is about $100. It seems to me that the Craigslist site would be the same or even more as a person could come see the unit before they buy. I mean you can list the condition as a 10 on Craigslist and the potential buyer would only be out some gas if he saw it and it was not as advertised.

WTH? TiVo Stream is cool, but no Airplay or HDMI supported?!?!?!

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 15:21
I just finally bought a TiVo Stream. Set up just fine and allows me to stream shows from any of my 3 TiVo Premiere units onto my iPad and iPhone while in the house.

But apparently not all iOS devices are supported because I can't AirPlay to an Apple TV3 box. Why not? And from a search, the lightning to HDMI adapter won't work either. To me, this sucks because I have a TV in the kitchen that does not have a TiVo box connected, but has a little Apple TV mounted to the back. I'd really like to also watch TiVo shows in there via my iPad or iPhone AirPlay connected to it (or worst-case HDMI).

Seems like their software makes this a limited device that may lead me to decide to return it to Best Buy. Otherwise for the iPad/iPhone, it seems to work as advertised. Just very limited!

How do I view Tivo Desktop Transferred Recordings through Tivo & TV?

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 13:10
Can I view shows I've transferred from my Tivo to my computer through Desktop on my Tivo again, if I've deleted those shows from my Tivo? If so, where do I find those on my Tivo?

Also, can HD shows that have been transferred be seen again in HD?

I'm confused about "bridges"

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 12:58
Being confused is a normal state for me, so this is not that unusual.

But, I am trying to wrap my head around the "bridge" devices and how I can connect my S3 and Premier to communicate with my wireless router. Right now I am using a Tivo N adapter on my Premiere and a Tivo G adapter on my S3. I am going to purchase a new Premiere unit and also hook it up to the existing network (somehow) and don't really want to shell out another $90 for an N adapter.

I have gathered that hard wiring the DVR's to my router is the preferred setup, but routing the ethernet cables will be problematical due to the distances and home architecture layout. I have done a bit of research into the MOCA system, but am not convinced it's the way to go for me (but my mind can be changed).

Can someone explain the "bridge" system to me? A diagram would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance. You folks here on TC are the best :)

System cannot find the file specified

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:41
Just recently file transfers have started to fail. I select "Pick Recordings to Transfer". Check the box for a Masterpiece Theater Classic...Downton Abbey Season 3, and after a few seconds the transfer status window indicates "The system cannot find the file specified". The file is on the TIVO. In fact I cannot transfer any files. All transfers fail in the same fashion. This has just started happening. I have successfully transferred hundreds of files to my PC prior to this.

HELP!

"Tivo Desktop did not find a Tivo DVR on your home network"

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 10:32
I have a XL4 using Comcast Cable. I recently installed Tivo Desktop to my new Windows 8 laptop and transferred a 4 hour program. The video transferred fine, but I didn't have sound. Then, I found a post here that gave me a link to a codec at C-Net. I downloaded that and got sound.

A few days later, I added the recommended WD 1TB Expander to my DVR.

Now, I'm getting "Tivo Desktop did not find a Tivo DVR on your home network." I can't transfer new programs nor see the previously transferred program on my DVR/ TV.

Does the downloaded codec or addition of the Expander have anything to do with this problem? If so, can it be resolved? Or is something else causing this problem and can it be resolved?:confused:

N11, occasionally N13 connection issues can't connect for a week

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 09:27
So - I have a Series 3, an HD, and a Series 2, all Lifetime subscriptions. Series 3 and HD both have 2 cablecards each.

I tired to download a movie last night via Amazon on my Series 3 and I was told the service wasn't available. This happened to me about a month ago, and I figured out the problem was that the TiVo hadn't connected in a few days for some reason. I forced a connection and everything went through. Hurrah.

But this time, I got an N11 error while on step 3 - Retrieving data/Downloading.

So I tried again. And again. And again.

I have FIOS, the newer Actiontec router, central NJ. Series 3 and HD are connected via ethernet/powerline. Series 2 via wireless G.

I checked the Series2 - connected fine via wireless.

I checked the HD - hadn't connected either, since a day after the Series 3 last daily attempt. Forced connection - same thing, N11.

Troubleshooting;
- rebooted everything (router, TiVo) first one at a time, tried to reconnect, then both at the same time
- Tried using the wireless. Rebooted everything again with wireless on the Series 3. No dice.
- on wireless and ethernet configs, pinged S3 Tivo from multiple computers, both wired and wireless. No problems. Typed IP address into browser, connected fine.
- started messing with router features, created rule with all the TCP and UDP ports; added the Series 3 TiVo. No dice.

Note this setup has been running for years without interruption.

Tried the TiVo chat guy and he was no help whatsoever. Still saying ports must not be opened.

The HD box, I forced connection with and it worked, went through, downloaded and loaded. Yippie.

Series 3 is still failing, though. I've gone through the 10-12 or so previous posts here and elsewhere quoting N11 or N13 issues.. most seem pretty old, and not much help.

Help me, TiVo Community, you're my only hope!

Audio gets out of phase - Sound changes

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 06:27
This is a weird one and happens quite often - but cannot be repeated on demand. The Tivo is a P4.

When using FF/RW and Jump Back buttons frequently, the audio will sometimes (as best as I can describe) go - "off track" during playback of recorded shows. Kind of like the sound a multi=track reel to reel tape recorder would get if the tape wasn't on the heads right or something. It is still in sync - that is not the issue.

In my best estimation it's either -
Gone from stereo to mono
or
Gotten out of phase.

Some people might not even notice but I worked in recording studios and have engineered my own recordings as well - and it's very noticeable.

This usually only seems to happen when I'm skipping around a lot.
Skipping back/forward again usually will correct it either on the first try or after a couple attempts.

Yea - WERID right?

The TV is a VIZIO VX42L HDTV10A - and the P4 is plugged direct via HDMI - no switches or other stuff going on - but that shouldn't matter - it will only reproduce whatever audio it is being fed right?

Parade's End SP issue

Sat, 02/23/2013 - 02:13
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, HBO will be presenting a BBC-coproduced mini-series, Parade's End. Favorable reviews have been showing up in various places. When I tried to set up a Season Pass with the New only option (my default), no episodes were selected. THe system default of New and Repeat did allow all episodes to be scheduled.

Although no first date is shown, apparently for some areas, the New flag was not set (the series was shown in Britain last summer). However, the presentation on HBO next week will be the first viewing in the USA.

Help with MOCA networking

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:47
I have two TiVo Premiere 4 boxes running off MoCa network through an Actiontec MoCa Adapter ECB 2500c without any problem.

I have a second Actiontec MoCa Adapter ECB 2500c. I am trying to connect this adapter to one of my wall coax connections upstairs to then connect via ethernet to a second router (for improved wi-fi as the main motorola modem/router is located in the basement and has poor signal upstairs).

Is this even possible? Am I even making any sense?

Thanks!

While Watching a Recording and other things?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 17:04
Ok, so I am watching a recording-like the News, no problem there.

But then I am doing other things, like changing priorities in season pass, or looking at tonight schedule and setting up a new recording - what ever; so there is not problem there. Doing all that while still watching the recording.

But then I want to go back and continue the recording to watch it full screen now. Since there is no "exit" button how do I do that? I assume this is another secrete button? or?

Copy to smaller hybrid hard drive?

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 16:16
I've got a TivoHD. I still have the original hard drive somewhere, but it's been upgraded to a 1 TB hard drive.
However, now I want to "downgrade" to my Seagate 750 GB hybrid drive (it's quieter, etc.)

I don't care about losing any saved data (meaning stored DVR'd shows). Can I use WinMFS tools to copy the existing 1 TB "system" stuff to the smaller drive?

If not, I'm assuming I could use the old, original drive, copy and re-expand, although it'll need a bunch of updates after that and possibly a re-pairing of the cable card (I don't remember which cable card was in what device at the time) since Time Warner pairs everything to the specific Tivo, unlike Verizon.

Comcast MCard Cost

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:30
I know that this is a big question for a bunch of us. So let share some pain... I have two TiVos (Premiere and Premiere XL4), and one Cable box. I get charged 9.95 / month for HD Technology Fee, 9.95 / month for Digital Access and Cable card, this covers my cable box and the Premiere, then I get charged another $9.95 for the Cable Card for the new Premiere XL4.

From the way the sales person explained it, yes I called them up, the first charge brings HD to the house and authorizes it all outlets. That's a joke since they don't really support the wiring in the house anymore, and the first thing the tech always does is check the outlet with a bandwidth meter.

The second 9.95 covers digital access and a cable card. Has anyone else noticed that the Comcast HD cable box has an mCard shoved in it? I think the digital access is the cable box, because they told me it would be 9.95 to get a second HD box.

I know the third $9.95 covers the new mCard for the Premiere XL4, since I just added that one. So there is my mCard story.

BTW, I'm in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs market place. Sure wish I could buy my own mCard, like I can buy my own modem.

castle 2/18/13

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:51
castle goes jack bauer on the bad guy and no thread!!!!!

i'm glad for once we had a realistic show where the cop did let the friend do something bad instead of saying i'm a cop, i cant let you do that. i thought for a moment alexis was on a boat but they probably would have felt that. i guess sweeps month means a lot of continued shows to next week.

was there a previous ep where alexis was in some other trouble as well. i think after this she's going to be taking internet classes for her degree :)

Cutting the Cord

Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:32
I finally did it. After the latest Comcast (insult) price I finally had enough. My combo bill of digital economy with HD and Internet jumped $10 to $99 in the last month, and up from $73 two years ago. With the exception of my wife's cooking shows and my kids occasional Disney Channel viewing, 90% of what we watch is on network television. The only major show I'm losing is The Daily Show, but that is available online. Comcast tried to convince me to stay with their basic for $15 + $10 for HD, but why spend $25/month when I get that for free OTA?

I tried cutting the cord a couple years back but the antenna I tried wasn't very good. But I recently checked again and found a really well reviewed antenna in the Mohu Leaf, so I ordered it and installed it last night. Perfect picture clarity and it's not an eyesore, so this is definitely the way to go.

I was reading updating my shows on Season Pass Manager, but once I changed the Tivo's setting the Season Pass Manager auto updated accordingly making my life a thousand times easier.

So Thank You Tivo for doing that.

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