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Mistakenly Ordered HBO Through TiVo - How

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 09:46
Today I checked my Comcast cable bill and there was a charge for HBO. I know I never ordered HBO and so I called to cancel. They told me it was done through the TiVo. They cancelled HBO but I still owe the prorated charge.

I have 2 young kids so it is possible they clicked something by mistake. Is it possible to order HBO without entering a password or something? Is there a way to disable HBO ordering completely? The Comcast guy mentioned that a movie have been ordered through the TiVo. Recently I ordered a movie via Amazon and had it sent to the TiVo for the first time. could that have triggered the Comcast order? I'm confused. Thanks.

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'Vampire Diaries' gets a spinoff series

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 03:56
http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/cw-e...by-julie-plec/

Quote: The CW is piloting The Originals, a potential spinoff of the network’s flagship series The Vampire Diaries, in consideration for next season. The project, from Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, will be introduced as an upcoming episode of Vampire Diaries that will air April 25, serving as a potential backdoor pilot.

Unable to properly fast forward on one station

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 00:38
I have two different Tivos. Both experience different problem fast forwarding on one particular channel but not others.

The problem is the worst on my wife's Tivo, which is an S3 HD . Every time she fast forwards when she hits play she ends up exactly where she started unless she fast forwards well beyond (2 minutes past!) the place where she actually wants to go. And even then it is really hard to get playback to resume at a particular point, such as the end of an ad break. This is incredibly frustrating for my wife and as we all know, an unhappy wife is not a good thing!

On my Series 3, which is older, fast forwarding on this channel is more reliable but I occasionally see the same issue. Also on my S3 for some reason it takes 2-3 seconds for volume to come back up when I resume play after fast forward.

The channel is CBUT (2). Our cable provider is Wave Broadband in WA. Both Tivos have two cablecards.

I would love any kind of solution, workaround, suggestion, etc. You are my only hope! :)

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Had strange issue -- stopped recording on all tuners, no output

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 21:32
Last night/early this morning on my Premiere 4 at around 12:45AM, I had noticed that the video was hung on something I was watching (actually dubbing to my other recorder to watch faster than realtime then I could nuke it).

Anyway, going back to live TV or trying to show any of the recordings showed a completely black screen. I *was* able to stop a recording, and while in this state I was able to successfully transfer the (partial) recording to my computer, and it was complete, at least for that small section.

I even tried starting a new recording, and let it go until the scheduled recordings were done.

What really happened was no recording was happening after the problem started… (All of the recordings were truncated at the same time, and the new recording wasn't there at all after a reboot, since there was no signal).

I did see a different message when I was trying to change channels on the 4th tuner when the problem was happening -- something along the lines of it not being able to get the signal, "trying again".. Not the normal "Searching for cable signal" message.

A reboot fixed things (but of course I lost one recording. Luckily on my other Tivo I had in the buffer one of the shows recording, and was able to get the rest of ONE of the other shows)..

Weirdest problem I've seen on a Tivo.

Note I was doing transferring at this time, and possibly APPROXIMATELY at the same time, one of my transfers was failing with the same weird issues that sometimes happen -- e.g. it can't transfer from paused point. I get the same weird errors in kmttg once in a while, and usually just waiting a few minutes fixes it. This might be completely unrelated, but it was happening at about the same time.

No Suggestions after a week

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 20:58
I installed 2 tivos last week. After hitting about 20 shows with thumbs, I have only 2 scheduled suggestions on one box and zero scheduled suggestions on the other box. Tivo help had me do a bunch of stuff a few days ago include wipe out my thumbs and start over. Both boxes are TWC cable card and tuning adapter setups. Any ideas?:confused:

Channel changing issue

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 20:26
My series 2 has refused to change channels since I changed my channel lineup to the full premium and HD lineup. Before this everything was recording fine, in the 2-78 channel range, but now when I choose ANY channel to record it says it is recording the selected channel, but after recording and trying to view the channel it's not the right channel. I added the IR cable and went through the channel changing tests where it says to watch to see if the tv channel changes. The weird thing is that the channel on the cable box changes but the tv does not.
Any ideas?

Thank you, Dave

Welcome to the Buyer/Seller Area

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:14
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Aside from the drive, are all (non XL) Premier boxes the same?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:01
In terms of hardware, software?

THANKS

New Premiere box not receiving non-HD SDV channels (TWC San Diego)

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:51
I recently upgraded my Series 3 to a Premiere box. After installation and setup of the box, cable card and tuning adapter I noticed that standard definition SDV channels would fail to tune in. Each time tuning to those channels the box would display "Searching for signal on this cable channel..." However all of the high definition SDV channels tune in with no issue. Since I tend to watch only HD this would normally not be an issue, however there are a handful of children channels that are SD only and am unable to tune to.

I have had time warner techs out to my house a couple of times now. In the process I believe we eliminated a lot of potential problem spots, but in the end I am back at square one with no idea how to resolve the situation. Along with the typical solutions of amplifiers and cable and connecter swapping we ran a direct connection from the tap at the street into the tuning adapter, switched out three different tuning adapters, switched out the cable card, verified that the cable card and tuning adapter were registered correctly in the TWC system and resent hits to the cards and tuning adapter. Yet with all that the SD SDV channels will just not tune in.

I have contacted Tivo and they are telling me there is a known issue with Cisco tuning adapters and Premiere boxes that Cisco has been made aware of and that a tuning adapter FW update is required. However, the Tivo agent told me that this was identified as a problem when the Premiere FW was at 14.x which was quite a while ago already. So my feeling is that is most likely not the issue since I have been unable to find others on the forums exhibiting a similar issue.

Yesterday the Time Warner Tech Supervisor reached out to me and suggested I clear and delete everything on the box in order to download a new channel map and reinstall the FW. I am open to doing this, but would prefer to know if that will fix it before I erase all my shows and season passes.

If anyone has any suggestions or experience with a similar issue I would appreciate the thoughts.

-adam

Tivo should follow Dish: auto skip ads, slingbox, etc

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:46
With DISH bringing back commercial auto-skip with the Hopper (and Joey) whole house DVR solution, they are currently the focus of the media companies so much so that CNET, a CBS company, has been forbidden from making the latest version of the Hopper a est of CES 2012 award.


I know the lawsuits are flying, but I feel like this is the type of strategy Tivo should be embracing. Fully embrace the tech revolution and give consumers what they want.

I like Tivo. I've been a Tivo customer since 2005, but reading about this new cutting edge DISH Hopper/Joey with slingbox capability, wifi, and streaming to other devices is making me realize the leader in the field is DISH.

is this Comcast or TiVo?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:05
I have two TiVo Premieres and one Series 3 (OLED) in various rooms of my house. All are networked together via hard wired ethernet. Everything has been working good and as needed. Recently, I had the Series 3 record a Showtime program and wanted to transfer it to one of the Premieres. However, I was unable to "transfer" it. I thought this was maybe the a Comcast red flagging situation I have read about on here, but then I was able to watch a Showtime recorded show from Premiere box #1 to Premiere box #2. I have been able to transfer regular digital cable material from the S3 to the S4. Just not "premium" channels.

It then made me realize that while I can multi-room "stream", I apparently can't multi-room "transfer" from the series 3 box. Has it always been this way. I didn't notice it before since I recently just got cable cards for the S3. Is this the way it has always been. Is it a Comcast "flag" or is it from TiVo?

Could I possibly transfer the recording from the Series 3 to the TiVo Desktop software. Then transfer it again from TiVo desktop to one of the Premieres? Or will I pretty much get the same results (can't "transfer")

auto-deleted after 2 hours

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:54
Hello,

Last night I recorded a program at 10 PM off the DIY network. This morning, it was gone. It wasn't in the Delete folder. I finally found it in To-Do\History, listed as "deleted" at 11:59 PM due to copyright requirements. WTH? Never had that occur before, including w/other DIY network programs. Suggestions? Advice? (Series 3 TiVo)

Thx.

Last Resort S01E11 "Damn the Torpedoes" 1/10/2013 *SPOILERS*

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:54
Anyone still watching? We're down to the last three....

I especially liked the part with the showdown with Cortez where Chaplin closed his Bible and showed a handgun he was hiding behind it. :) It seemed that Chaplin knew that the spy was Cortez all throughout this episode, but in the previous episodes they never hinted that he knew, correct?

External drive expander died. Now what?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:25
My WD MyBook 1TB external drive expander has died. "Click of Death".

The good news is that it died under warranty and the replacement drive is on it's way!

The sad news is that I had nearly the entire fall season of all our favorite TV shows on my Premiere, and it was 95% full. :eek: I moved to a new house last fall so there wasn't much time to watch TV and I was counting on catching up now that the move is done. Oh well! :rolleyes:

When the replacement drive arrives and I swap the failed drive for a new one, what happens when the Tivo boots? What's the best plan to pick up the pieces and continue on?

Can I retain all my Season Passes and channel lineup or do I have to start over from scratch and do a new guided setup? I understand I've probably lost all the recordings. Do I just need to go through and delete any existing programs, or is there a chance some of them were entirely on the internal hard drive and are still watchable? Or will any of the broken recordings just disappear from the My Shows list once the new hard drive is married to the system?

Just trying to get some ideas so I'm ready when the replacement drive arrives...

1.5 TB external Drive for $70.-

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:09
Newegg has this Seagate external for $70.- including shipping. :)

P.S. Oops, forgot to put in the link :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-22148886-L0C

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