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can a mini coexist with a Series 3?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 06:58
I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but I am assuming a mini can't interact at all with a Series 3 Tivo, correct? I'm thinking mainly because a Series 3 can only do multi-room "transferring" and not "streaming". Is this about right or can the mini interact with a Series 3 somehow in another way?

I have a few Series 3 lifetimes that are basically just being used as cable boxes in a basement. Not heavily used, but I do use their storage to record some shows. Free up space on my main level Premieres. Then multi-room transfer as needed over my (hard wired) home network.

If I had a 4-tuner Premiere and mini in my set-up, the mini would not then be able to view ANY material recorded on any of the Series 3, right? I realize I could probably "transfer" content from a Series 3 to a Premiere and then "stream" it from the Premiere to a mini, but is there maybe some other functions the mini can do with a Series 3?

Brighthouse CableCard Firmware Update

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:43
I was just watching Disney Junior with my daughter when a strange popup occurred on Tivo, A firmware update is available and starting now. So far, holding at 0% Completed. I wonder what is going on now. Are we unblocking channels or locking the rest of the 100 and below out.

Last message indicated "Image Block Collection Completed"
Flashing Memory now..

Other then the Cisco cablecard functioning I don't see any physical changes to indicate a problem or issue to block additional recording. Everything on 102 TheHub is protected and so is Sprout.:confused:

Tapatalk iOS Push Notification

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:55
Push Notification is unavailable in the Tapatalk 2 mobile app. After an issue report was made to Tapatalk a Tapatalk developer replied stating the issue has been identified as the forum software is not supported. Tivocommunity is using VB version 3.6. Tapatalk minimum requirement is VB 3.7.

Moving Actor/Director list to new TiVo

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:37
Hi: Over the years I have built up quit a list of favorite Actors, Directors and such. How do I save all this and move to a new TiVo?


Nashville "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (5/22/13, Spoilers)

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:12
Ok, I know we have the "anyone still watching" thread, but it technically isn't tagged as a spoiler zone, so I figured I'd start a thread for this week's episode.

Ok, that wasn't the actual GMAs, but either they got the actual set pieces from the 2012 GMAs or built exact replicas. The only thing they got wrong was that the triangle steps were center stage, not in front of the "performance" stages. (The other nice touch was that they got Carrie Underwood, one of the real hosts of the 2012 GMAs, to do the voice-over introduction.) It certainly was a pretty convincing reproduction, that's for sure.

I really liked Juliette's GMA dress.

Why the hell didn't Coleman go through Deacon's place while he was out cold and dump the booze?

Well, that Deacon's behavior certainly explains why Rayna didn't want him around Maddie. It also explains her comment about "breaking every stick of furniture."

Huh. For rumors that seemed to indicate a loud explosion, that certainly wasn't. Although, I suppose that they might have used some sort of a pyrotechnic charge to get the car to flip, then edited that out, and the charge was what they were referring to. The other potential is that they said that there would be a big explosion to make sure people would stay away, so they would not be able to reveal the big ending to the episode.

TIVO.COM issues!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:50
For the past 2 days I get errors on the site when I try to schedule a show or look at my to do lists, etc. It says to try again. This does not work for about 15 minutes, then all is OK for a few hours.

Am I the only one seeing this?

Bates Motel - S01E10 - Midnight

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:08
I'm not sure why I like this series as much as I do. It is paced much more slowly than the shows I'm typically drawn to. It's almost languid, yet the craziness just under the surface keeps me tuning in. Reflecting back, I got much the same feeling from the show "Invasion" during its limited run. Has Bates Motel been picked up for a second season? It feels like not all that much happened in this one, looking back.

I wasn't at all surprised by the teacher's fate, but the show played it off like a shocking and unexpected reveal. I remember LOST used to do that, too. I wonder if that's just a Carlton Cuse thing. I noticed her B necklace, so she was the "other woman" of Bradley's father's affair, but I'm not sure why exactly we're supposed to care. I guess that will be explored more next season.

I don't mean to come across as being down on the series - it is actually my favorite new series, I think.

Commercial Lengths

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:11
Hi Everyone !!
Does anyone know the commercial lengths for 30 minute and 60 minute shows. I'd like to take advantage of the 30 second skip feature on the TiVo, but have discovered that even though a program may be 30 minutes or 60 minutes, the length of the commercials seems to vary. Any ideas ? Cheers !!

Top Shot ALL STARS (Season 5) - Entire Season

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:57
If you've been :( becuase your Top Shot season pass hasn't been picking up any new episodes, you will probably want to tweak it.

Wednesday, May 29th at 10E/9C, Top Shot All Stars premieres with a cast of returning marksmen/woman, including Gabby Franco :). Here's the list of competitors:

Adam Benson Season 1 / 6th
Alex Charvat Season 3 / 5th
Blake Miguez Season 1 / 7th
Brian Zins Season 2 / 2nd
Chee Kwan Season 4 / 6th
Chris Cerino Season 1 / 2nd
Gabby Franco Season 4 / 8th
Gary Quesenberry Season 3 / 3rd
Gregory Littlejohn Season 4 / 2nd
Jamie Franks Season 2 / 5th
Joe Serafini Season 2 / 4th
Kelly Bachand Season 1 / 5th
Kyle Sumpter Season 4 / 5th
Peter Palma Season 1 / 4th
Phil Morden Season 3 / 6th
William Bethards Season 4 / 7th

And a link to the cast page on History's web site: http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/cast

I'm actually really looking forward to this!

Predictions for the Smash season/series finale? Spoilers Possible!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:56
I've enjoyed Smash and am kinda sorry to see it go. But it's really become a mess, so not surprised.

Looks like the show will end with the Tonys. Anyone have any predictions? About anything for the show, who will win, what else might happen?

I think Derek will beat Tom for best director. I hope Ivy wins for lead over Karen. Wonder how much of the episode will be the actual awards show?

The Goodwin Games 5/20/2013 "Pilot"

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:22
Not bad for a pilot. I thought it was quite funny in parts. We will see how long it lasts and if the quality stays pretty OK.

1 S-card in a TiVO?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:04
I have a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo with two S-cards in it. Everything works good. I also recently got a hold of a Series 3 Tivo (TCD652160). I know it can take either two S-cards or one M-card for its dual tuner functionality. Since my local Comcast office is currently out of M-cards, I was gonna maybe just use one of the S-cards from my other TiVo in this TCD652160.

Can just one S-card be used in a TCD652160? If so, I realize it would only have one tuner. I also realize pulling an S-card from the other TiVo (OLED) unit will make it one tuner as well, but both of these units will most likely be put in a basement area that is not heavily used and one tuner would be fine for now (& until I can maybe get a hold of an M-card from Comcast). Our main floor has two TiVo Premieres with M-cards & they are the ones that get the most use. Just wondering about one S-card use in the older Series 3.

TCD24008X and TCD5400XX power supply compatability

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:33
Hey everyone. I have two Tivo Series 2 model numbers TCD24008A and TCD240080. The power supply finally went bad on the TCD24008A a couple of weeks ago and I bought a replacement power supply on e-bay. The replacement power supply worked just fine bringing renewed life to my TCD24008A Tivo. For future replacement of the power supply I ordered another used power supply through e-bay to keep in moth balls until needed. The only problem is that the “spare” I received while advertised on e-bay as a replacment power supply for Tivo Series 2 models TCD240080 and TCD24008A looks different than the bad one that I replaced in the TCD24008A one that was replaced. By different I mean some of the components are the same but others are different on the power supply circuit board. The spare one also had been written on with a sharpie pen“TCD540040”. The specifics are the first replacement power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-000 REV A1”. The spare new(er) replacment power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-001 REV A3”. I have read several posts on either the Tivo community forum or the weaknees forum from a couple of years or so ago that said that the TCD540040 power supplies can be used in the TCD24008X Series 2 Tivos. I’m just a little scared as I want to install the TCD540040 power supply SPWR-00004-001 REV A3 into my TCD24008A unit to make sure that the power supply is good and moth ball the SPWR-00004-000 REV A1 as my “I know it works” spare. Weaknees shows two different power supplies one for TCD24008X and another for TCD5400XX. Just want more reassurance from some of you more experienced folks (my experts) that I won’t blow the mother board or hard drive on my TCD24008A by installing my new(er) spare power supply. Thanks in advance for your time both reading this rather lengthy post as well as your time to reply. You folks are my Tivo heroes!

American Red Cross Showcase

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 04:28
I was poking around the Showcases screen on my TiVo Premieres and noticed the American Red Cross was featured in the Showcase lineup which coincides with the recent Tornado destruction in Moore Oklahoma earlier this week. The showcase seems to be focusing on how to make a $10 donation either by text or by visiting the website.

I don't know if this was the Red Cross' doing or if this was TiVo's way of helping out the recovery efforts. Either way I'm happy they are getting the word out.

Pawn Stars 5/30/2013

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:37
I guess the new season starts on 5/30/2013, but it picks up all the old shows that the guide did not label as repeat! I said to not record reruns but instead of starting on 5/30 it is going to record stuff on 5/22 at 5AM!

Defiance "Brothers In Arms" - OAD 5/20/13

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:22
Haven't watched nor recorded the ep yet. I haven't even had a chance to finish last week's ep yet.

How was this ep?

The show doesn't really feel like a must watch compared to other stuff I like and other things that are piling up on my TiVo. I don't even have a SP for it. I just record an upcoming showing of a new ep when I have space (low on space and record this show in HD) and have time to watch. It might end up on my low priority to record and watch list...


Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
I have 1.5 TB and 2 TB drives for:

Premiere TCD746320 318 hours of HD (2777 hours of SD).

Series 3 HD TCD652160 318 hours of HD (2777 hours of SD).

Drives manufactured in 2010 or 2011
1.5TB $89
2.0TB $109
Including shipping.

I have 1.5 TB (not all is useable) for:
Series 2 TCD649080 & TCD649160, up to 1497 hours
INCLUDES Tivo compatible SATA to IDE Adapter.
Drives manufactured in 2010 or 2011
1.5TB $89
Including shipping.

I have 320GB IDE Series 2 TCD649080 & TCD649160, up to 397 Hours.
$38 Including shipping.

ALL DRIVES included the required tools (bits & driver), plus detailed instructions


All drives are used. US sales only. Payment by PayPal.

Hatfields and McCoys May 26, 2013

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 15:47
I have this on a Series 3 that I want to sell, but have kept it because it will not transfer to my New XL4...because of copy bits.

I just noticed that it is going on May 26th, Sunday, again but have a few questions for you "guys".

My original show(s) are THREE 2 hour segmants for a total of 6 HRS. However, the Tivo Schedule shows it on History HD as 3-4 PACIFIC TIME and then 4-5. BOTH have the same description. I bet these are the 2 hour PART 1 but will TIVO not record the second hour thinking I already have it? From 5-7 is Part 2. and 7-9 is the expected part 3. So, is this correct and how can I be sure I get all 6 hours?

Thank you