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So last week my series 2 DT when I turned the TV on was video frozen. What I mean by that is there was a picture of a show and not moving. None of the remote buttons did anything to affect the condition. So I unplugged and rebooted the unit. It started working again after the reboot, but did show some signs of temporary freezing w/some pixelation. I only watched TV for a short time, maybe an hour, and it froze and pixelated a few times. Annoying yes, but it otherwise worked. Shut the TV off to sleep and when I woke in the morning turned on the TV to watch the morning news it was frozen again. I rebooted it and it worked again before I left for work. After work it was frozen again. Another reboot and it was frozen within the hour. I assumed the hard drive was failing. It has the original drive and an upgrade drive. I took the cover off and it was caked with dirt especially on the upgrade drive aux fan so I took it to work and used the compressed air to blow it out clean. I grabbed my series 2 single tuner and hooked it up (it hasn't been hooked up since Nov last year and worked when disconnected) It wouldn't even fire up. I took the cover off of it too and it had some dirt build up also and I blew it out clean too. I think the power supply is bad because the green light didn't even come on. It still wouldn't fire up. After doing some research found out about "capacitor plague". Now here's the odd thing, The DT HAD "capacitor plague" but acted like a dying hard drive, but the ST didn't have it but acted like a bad power supply!
I think I'm going to replace the power supply in both to start with and see if that cures the problems with them. I was going to swap power supplies but found out even though they look similar they aren't the same and therefore not swappable. I found power supplies for both on ebay considerably cheaper than weaknees has them for. If it fixes them both great! If not then it's a good thing I don't have lifetime subs on them.
I then went back farther and grabbed my series 1 svr2000 and plugged it in.......IT still works! with no phone line at my house, I put a Turbonet card in it a few years back, and after receiving a 50' ethernet cable in the mail today, plugged it into my network, activated the box (after successfully making a test call) I now have up to date guide data!
So in the span of a week, I went from 4 working TiVo's to 2! Good thing I only have 2 TV's setup. I do have another working TV but don't have it set up right now. I down graded since my ex-fiance' and her daughter moved out.
I do have another svr2000 and I think a Turbonet card might fix it too because I burned out the modem in 03 trying to upgrade to an Airnet card. I'm just not sure if it did any other damage too. It did still work as a manual recorder though.
I also tried putting the 2 large hard drives in the svr2000 from the first svr2000 that I upgraded but when it powered up I got GSOD loop, so I had to put the original drive back in. I'm going to redo the large drives with a fresh image and see if that gets them going again.
I'm just happy to have 2 TV's and 2 TiVo's again.
Alright, so I have had my premiere for close to a week now and I decided to test out the space by basically keeping all recording even though I want to delete them. I just want to see how much space I actually have.
Currently, I have 15 things recorded. They are all HD and all of them have an extra 2 minutes on them because I record everything 1 minute before and 1 minute after the scheduled time of a show. It is all one hour shows so including the extra time, that's 15 hours and 30 minutes of recordings. The space bar at the top says 47%.
Now unless I am mistaken, if this thing can hold 75 hours of HD programming, shouldn't 15 or so hours be less than 47% of the available space? :/
I watch wrestling on Monday night and Thursday night theare the only two nights that the recorder just stopsI have been in the room to start it again sometimes it happen more the once recording history tells me notthing.I did ask about this recently and someone said the only thing they could think of to fix it was to delete everything.I can't really do that because there is to much in My Now Playing list that I have to watch so what can I do?
Hello. New to the forum. Ignorant on technology, but big fan of TiVo.
Just today I got a DirecTV HD Tivo DVR hooked up in my new house. Unfortunately, the tech knew nothing about TiVo and left before making sure it properly was downloading program information.
I assumed it would be like the old TiVo systems where I picked a local number and it called out. I guess all of these TiVo systems now call the same 800 number?
Anyhow, I'm trying to get it to call out, but it keeps failing. I have a working phone line running from the TiVo into a working phone jack.
Anyone know why it won't make a successful call?
My backup plan is to do the networking thing, which it seems people in the know prefer, but I'm really fine with the old school method.
If I do the network, is there special equipment I need to buy that DirecTV does not provide? Or can I connect via any wireless router/modem? I have one from Comcast for my internet.
Please advise--and realize you are typing to someone who is ignorant on tech jargon. Thanks.
I wish we had some kind of insight into what Bill was really thinking.
Sookie should have had no problem zapping the crap out of the gang with her fairy light, not sure why it wasn't working just because she had her hands tied.
I am amused by "The Unit" reunion we've got going on :)
I enjoyed this episode.
It was nice to have the characters confirm my thinking that another news organization saying they have 2 sources doesn't count as one of your sources.
The whole "this is going to be funny later" comment with the BB was highly amusing.
I did think it was strange that McAvoy would eat some pot cookies at a party he was hosting.
I really enjoyed this episode. There seemed to be subtle humor all throughout.
What of the time bomb watch? Just pure fun by the writers? Or more to it?
Well Last night, I decided to just stop trying to use the TIVO Wireless N Adapter.
Every couple of weeks it would drop the connection to the network. I think it was related when the IP Lease Expired. I had set it to a static IP Address to try to avoid any issues.
Without fail every 2 weeks it would crap out and the TIVO would get DNS / GAteware errors. The Box could not connect to the TIVO Service anymore.
In the end, I decided to take out the TIVO Wireless N Adapter and use a Dlink DAP-1522 Wireless Bridge. Haven't had any issues since.
Just posting my own personal experiience with the Wirelss Adapter. Everyones milage may vary.
I used to be able to play my Tivo recordings using WMP, now it just hangs and must be killed.
Any suggestions on how to debug this?
Windows 7 64 bit
WMP 12 (the latest)
Hello - Looking for folks with experience using Apple AirPort Extreme and Express. I am looking at using one of each to improve the wireless reach in my home...I am hearing that adding one or two expresses to the network is useful.
How does your TiVO perform streaming HD? I am using a Premiere Elite
All of a sudden, tonight, my TivoHD is showing horizontal lines no matter what I'm watching... Live TV, paused TV, a recording, a menu, etc.
This is appearing using both the Composite and Component video outputs. So I don't think it is the TV, because they are on different input sources, and others (DVD, Wii, etc) do not show this problem. In fact, the Wii was tested using the same Composite input on the TV. It only showed the horizontal lines when the Tivo was being used as the source.
Here is a video of the issue as caught by my camera on my phone. It is especially noticeable around 0:13 & 0:14. I fear there is an internal problem with the Tivo, unrealted to the typcial hard drive failures I've experienced in the past. This unit is exactly 5 years old this month.
Any ideas as to the cause & solution to the problem?
So I'm seeing these things called "commercials" during the baseball game broadcasts that I've been tuned into... during those commercials there've been commercials stating that the NFL Sunday Ticket is now "FREE" with DirecTV.
Am I mis-hearing this? Has it gotten to the point that DirecTV is no longer able to command the premium fees that they used to get for the Sunday Ticket package?
I know a few years ago they had the NASCAR Track/Race pass package that they used to charge for and they wound up having to make that free for all DirecTV subscribers as they couldn't get enough paid customers for it and/or couldn't turn it into anything other than a loss leader for themselves. Is that what the Sunday Ticket is for them now too?
I'm sure that there are up charges of some sort with this "free" plan, but I'm just amazed that the NFL and/or DirecTV have gotten to the point that they have to offer the games for free. I guess it's a sign of the damage that has been done to the package compliments of the NFL RedZone channel existence on other providers.
I had a slice upgrade to 6.4a go south on me and now the only way I get video is to record the program???
Anyway, can I just copy the root and active partitions, leaving the media partitions alone, from a working unit on to the bad drive and have a working drive with the old recordings? Can it be that simple???
Or, does somebody know something about only having live video if recording the program? It's not the unit. I have tried several and the problem remains, regardless of which HDVR2 I install it in.
I have a Tivo HD that displays a snowy image only on cable channels. What you'd expect from a weak signal. I tested my cable connection with another identical Tivo and no problem so not a weak incoming signal. OTA channels are just fine. This is Time Warner analog cable no cable cards or tuning adapters. I'm guessing maybe a bad RF input? If so can it be replaced. Any ideas appreciated.
Is the only way to do this is by pressing the zoom button?
Seems like there should be some kind of Exit button or why can't I press left until it goes back to the recorded show?
How do I remove the suggestion that pops up when I pause? I want to leave TiVo suggestions on, but I don't want this suggestion to display when I pause.
Is there a button I can use to go directly to My Shows rather than having to press the TiVo button twice? I have a Harmony 900 remote and I read somewhere that a List button was mapped on one of the TiVo models in the Harmony database, but I haven't seen one yet.
This is a show that's only on DirecTV as far as I know. It stars Chloe Sevigny, who plays a transvestite hit person. It's really quite good IMO. I know it sounds strange, but If you have a chance, you really should check it out. Be forewarned, it has graphic nudity, with Chloe showing her breasts frequentlly and then panning down to male parts down below. Please, Lord, don't let that be Chloe!
I remember hearing about a big update in the pipeline. Talk about more HD screens. Was the fall mentioned as the timeline?
Here's the story. I bought and then upgraded a used sony svr2000 with two 120gig HD's with the success of that upgrade I attempted to upgrade to a 9th tee airnet card to access the internet wirelessly for the daily programing and after some bad advice, or my lack of understanding telnetting into the tivo and ping it. When I pinged it it rebooted and was no longer able to call out using the modem but I could use it for manual recording. I bought another svr2000 a few years later and this time I used a 9th tee ethernet card and it successfully uses my broadband cable for the daily calls.
My question is that since my two 120 gig HD's are still good and already tivo formatted, can I simply put them in the other svr2000 without doing all the steps I originally did to increase the storage capacity?
I think all the mods were to the HD's and not the motherboard. Keep in mind it was YEARS ago when I did this upgrade. I do still have the mfstool cd and don't have a problem redoing the steps, I'm just looking for the easy way out. I just don't know if the bigger drives are "married" to the old mobo.