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Yes, 4TB drives are now available for all Premieres!

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:26
Weaknees is now offering 4TB internal drives for all Premiere models! I received the email yesterday. Apparently the proprietary technique they engineered for the Roamio has led to applying a similar mod to the Premieres. There are separate links on their website for each Premiere model:


I'm not sure I will bite on this upgrade for either of my Premieres, but I thought this would be of interest to the group.

Another HDCP with component and HDMI issue

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:13
Read over some of the other threads related to HDCP but none shed any light on the issue I am having.

New owner, TiVo Premiere.

Have it connected via component straight to my TV for "casual" watching.

Have it connected via HDMI to my AVR, then to TV for "home theater" use.

Have it set for 720p constant output. All was good until I was using the component out while listening to radio on the AVR. While flipping channels I hit upon a channel that was HDCP, and I got the "HDMI Connection not permitted" message". This forced down-convert to 480i over component.

I was able to keep changing settings until I got component to "re-synch" to 720p, and all was fine as long as I did not have the TV on component while the AVR was on, and TiVo tuned to HDCP channel.

Since then I lost "synch" again and cannot get it back over component no matter what I do.

I know what to do to prevent it from happening in my setup..........question is how do I fix it after it happens?? Thanks for any help folks.....

Former DirecTV TIVO Sub

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:25
Former sub with lifetime on 3 boxes. I moved from my home to a condo that doesn't allow dishes so I am stuck with cable. Called TIVO and they can only set me up as a new TIVO sub with no credit for having paid a lifetime subscription.

I want lifetime subscription. Do I have any options other than paying full boat for the box(es) and lifetime subscriptions?

Nothing on the guide listings after 12/31

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 09:16
I am not seeing any guide listings on my Tivo or online after 12/31. Is this just me or has the guide not been updated for everyone?

Series 2 trouble

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 07:14
I've had my Series 2 since 2005. Lately it seems to be having trouble changing channels. Sometimes it thinks it has changed the channel but still remains on the one it was on and I miss a show. Any ideas of what the problem is? Is it time to upgrade to a new Tivo? If it is time, can I have some suggestions of which models? Time Warner is my cable provider.

Will TiVo Mini work with my TiVo Premiere?

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 04:19
I have the first TiVo Premiere and I got my mom the TiVo Mini, She wants to be able to have the TiVo menu on here tv, as will as stream Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Can she do this with the TiVo Mini?

Premiere XL died help save my recordings

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 00:42
My Premiere XL died the other day, GSOD, reboots, GSOD, reboots, you get the idea. I tried cloning the original drive, but I'm still having the same issue with the new drive. I am assuming the startup files are corrupted. I got a virgin image from ggieseke and it works fine. My question is, is there any way to copy my recordings over to the new drive?

Roamio Recordings & Transfer to HD DVR???

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 22:07
I transferred recordings from my Roamio to my HD DVR but when I attempt to play them they have a red circle and slash to the left and I get a message that the recordings are HD and not compitable with my Tivo HD (Series 3).

Does Xfinity VOD go through TiVo servers at all?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 19:48
I've been having a hell of a time getting my XFinity VOD working, as documented at the end of this thread:


It isn't working again tonight. I called the cablecard hotline, and they claim that everything looks good, and the rate codes are there, and they sent the hit 3 times...Still didn't work.

Then they put me on hold because they wanted to call Tivo.

When they came back on the line they said that they had confirmed with Tivo that Tivo was making some changes and network connections might be failing, causing VOD to freeze.

Does this sound like BS to anyone other than me?


The Curse of Oak Island - History Channel Series

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 19:04
Ever since I first saw an "In Search Of..." episode about this enigmatic island and its buried treasure, I've been interested.

Now The History Channel is presenting a series about two brothers who bought most of the island to continue the search.


The series begins Jan 5, 2014. Anyone else looking forward to this?

I wonder what TiVo's got cooking for CES

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:36
TiVo just posted this on FB. I wonder what they've got cooking. Any speculation?

Quote: Are you attending CES or do you live in Las Vegas? We need volunteers for something exciting that we're working on from January 6th to January 10th in Las Vegas, NV! In addition to being a part of something very cool, there will be opportunities to win some great prizes for those who help.

To learn more or sign up, please email TiVoCES@allisonpr.com!

Series 2 Image Needed

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:24
I tried getting the image off the old drive couldn't get it to show up in WinMfs tools.I'm willing to follow instuctions on how to load it on a good drive if somebody is willing to work with me.I know some about computers.The model is a Series 2 240080A standalone I'd buy instantcake but on limited budget.Plus I want learn,Thanks for your time...Keith

When will The Little Couple Start Again?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:05
Does anyone know when The Little Couple will start again?

Premier Boot Crash

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:49
I switched out my tuning adapter this weekend, restarted my tivo a few hours later (no problems when I changed out the adapter with live tv or prerecorded shows) and whammo, the tivo failed to boot.

I get the welcome graphic, a few amber lights with a bong tivo remote sound, a quick flash of the blue and red lights then a blank white screen, then the cycle repeats. Unplugged and left unplugged for a day and same thing.

Tivo support had no suggestions other than purchasing a new premier for $149. I told the csr that the current 2 tuner premier was actually $49 on the website and politely declined.

I had a new Roamio sitting in the closet (was waiting to upgrade the drive) that I had not yet activated so he agreed to swap my current premier $9.99/mo to the new Roamio but since I purchased the new Roamio at best buy he couldnt get the system to recognize it. He explained he had to force enter the serial number into their system then perform some type of override in their database. The whole process took about a day but I am happy with the Roamio. I was planning on buying the $199 lifetime for that Premier, guess I'm happy it bit the dust before I pulled the trigger on the lifetime.

What do we do with boxes that fail like that, will Weaknees buy them and refurb them?

Change Remote Address

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:00
Just got a Roamio plus and it's in the same cabinet as an S3. I want to change the remote address on the Roamio and I'm guessing it should be the same process as previous Tivos (go to system info screen, scroll to remote address, press Pause & Tivo - steady light - point at tivo and press "1" (or whatever number you choose). The number does not change on the screen - it stays at zero. Anyone know the correct process? Thanks.


Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:40
Has anyone had any joy using the 0845 number for this alternative EPG service since TIVO dumped us all? It started failing ages ago and I was advised to use the Manchester number instead; however, it becomes very expensive dialling this number. I did email the support people for the service but am getting no response.

anyone having slingbox issues today?

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:38
I have 4 slingboxes connected to my Tivos in two homes. Starting today on each one I get sound and no picture when using the website plugin. Tried IE, Chrome and firefox, same results. But the iphone and ipad and boxee box apps work fine so it is not my slingboxes. can someone else with a slingbox replicate this?

MoCA setup issue

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 14:06
I'm in the middle of trying to get MoCA setup in my home which has Comcast Cable/Internet using Verizion MI424WR's. I followed instructions on Avsforum and have the units configured and working with coax when directly connected to each other. When I attempt to move them to in between the cable modem and router and to my desired upstairs location I am running into an issue. I get a blinking Lan Coax light on both units but soon there after I'm losing my Internet connection on the Cable Modem (Linksys BECMFU10). Any ideas what could be causing this? I don't have filters included in the setup...could these be needed/help rectify the problem with the cable modem? Thanks in advance.

Celebrity Doppelgangers

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:46
I recently saw an old photo of Alan Arkin from the 1968 movie "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" and thought it looked just like Jimmy Kimmel.

There's gotta be more doppelgangers out there ... let's share 'em in this thread!


Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:55