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TiVo HD temperature sensor location

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 16:47
Searching didn't seem to turn up this info, so I'm wondering if anybody knows where the temperature sensor is located in a TiVo HD unit.

When I woke up 6/21 the TiVo was endlessly rebooting. The temperature in the room was a few degrees higher than usual, so I lowered the room temperature and the TiVo agreed to start working again. It continued to work fine all day and night. The room temperature was allowed to rise a few degrees again overnight, and this morning the TiVo was failing again. Lowering the room temperature just a few degrees again got it out of its rebooting loop.

The TiVo is reporting an internal temperature 6-8 C higher than usual. Normally the temperature is 36-38 C, but now it's 44-45 C once it warms up. It seems to start rebooting once it goes over 46 C.

Cleaning out what little dust was inside made no difference. I already clean it at least twice a year with an ESD-safe vacuum. I also already had two extra fans in the unit (a small one on the heatsink on the motherboard, and a second 60mm fan in the front of the power supply since there are vent/intake holes there). The hard drive isn't the problem, it has been checked. There are no obviously bad capacitors on the power supply.

While I suspect the power supply is probably responsible for this situation, I am very suspicious of the increase in the detected internal temperature and would like to investigate it further. There's no way the air inside of the case should be 6-8 C higher than usual, so I'm guessing the sensor is failing, or something is running much hotter than usual, or maybe the heatsink on the motherboard isn't making good thermal contact anymore. If something specific is getting too hot, it's probably near the sensor since everything inside that I consider safe to touch while the TiVo is running feels normal.

Any help would be appreciated before I seriously consider tracking down a replacement power supply. :)

HD Content on Comcast

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 13:07
Ok, so in Philly, Comcast has moved alot of the channel lineup around, before for instance, channel 301 might have been HBO and Channel 310 might have been HBO HD. If you have one of their boxes, there is a little menu that pops up and prompts you to watch in HD if you want.

Before I was under the assumption that this went to another channel, actually it doesn't, it just converts to a HD stream instead. This shocked me because I actually thought Comcast was just being crappy and didn't have all the channels in HD.

Is there any default way to Comcast to just broadcast HD channels, or am I stuck essentially not getting all my HD premium channels because the TiVo box is unable to switch each channel from SD to HD.

Power Outage during Clear & Delete Everything

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 10:07
I had started a Clear & Delete Everything on my TiVo Series 2 when the power went out to my house. When it came back on the TiVo would not start, and flashes the red record light.

I assume I need to reload the system image. I have another TiVo Series 2 with a different size HDD. Can I make a backup of that system image and restore it to the damaged TiVo? Any other suggestions on where to get the system image and do this myself? Thanks.

I have come to hate my thr22

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 09:35
I guess the title says it all. I have had Tivo's since D* took them on. Never, repeat, never had any problems with them. I waited, and waited, to get the HD Tivo and last year I finally got it.
What a disappointment. I have had all the problems mentioned in this forum at one time or another. I am sick of it.

So...what to do? I am wondering about the HR44 if I could get it. Now I have one and only one tv in my house, and no plans to change that. Would the HR44 be overkill? What other unit should I try to get if that is the case?
And lastly I do have the lifetime DVR service so what extra fees for the HR44would I incur if that unit would be practical?

Thanks for any suggestions...

No guide data after 7:30 pm July 2

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 08:35
But my TiVo is connecting ok. Anyone else?
I should by now at least have through July 4 7:30 pm

Slate: Tivo Inferior to European DVRs

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 06:09
You got to see this. No live padding in Europe. The DVRs know when shows actually start and actually end.

Quote: Why Do Americans Have the Worst DVRs?

Our digital recorders cut off the last minutes of sporting events and our favorite shows. That doesn’t happen in Europe.

www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2013/06/accurate_recording_the_one_amazing_feature_that_makes_europe an_dvrs_so_much.html No clipping either because broadcasters don't follow the scheduled times and try to make programs run together - starting them 30 seconds early or ending them 40 seconds late.

Key Points: European countries have an embedded signal saying what program is on. Tivo's can use that signal to start and end recordings on time. US networks don't want us to have this for some reason.

Streambaby stops working after Pytivo video push

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 20:27
I've had Streambaby working for several weeks on new computer until this evening.

It starts up as a service and is running. However, it sees the folder, sees the MP4 files fine.

Then when I attempt to play the file I get "please wait" until a V01 error (service unavailable) appears after several minutes.

I do have port 7290 open as TCP. This has worked fine for weeks until now.

Is the issue related to Pytivo push of videos? I am wondering if there could be a conflict between the 2 apps somehow?

Please help. Thanks.

ony SVR-2000 Tivo DVR w. LIFETIME + 200 HOUR Upgrade + cables + remote control

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:06
Sony SVR-2000 Tivo DVR with Lifetime Service. Upgraded hard drive to 200 hour capacity (199 hours 45 minutes). Remote control and cables (power, phone, composite, serial, IR, s-video) included.


Accurated/intuitive recording

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 18:33
Accurate/intuitive recording is Quote: Rather than forcing TV watchers to pad their recordings manually, broadcasters could send a signal to cable and satellite providers when a program begins and another when it ends. Your DVR would grab these signals, ensuring that it starts each recording when it should start and ends it when should end—not at some (often-wrong) scheduled time, but at the real time. (according to an article at Slate). The link was posted by a friend on Facebook. I think the author is correct - people would demand it if people knew that it existed or was an actual possibility. Now that I know that it exists, I'd love to have this available.

Dish network and the TiVo S4 Elite ?

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:39
Ok so we might be geting rid of our current cable provider and going to dish since we can save $80 - $90 a month for the same bundle we currently have with our cable provider. Well, here's my concern... while yes I can get their 6 tuner hopper, I would prefer not to if I can use my Elite. Even though I admit the extra two tuners could come in handy since I do have the occasional conflict, but still, I'd like to continue to use my Elite if I can with Dish.

Clock set on TiVo

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:24
I have an old single-tuner TiVo at my Dad's house that just records a couple of shows. He doesn't have internet and just dropped his landline phone. I don't mind setting manual records on it, but how do you keep the TiVo clock set?

TiVo Stream constantly "overheats"

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:12
The TiVo Stream is sitting on a table in the living room and nearly every time we try to use it to watch something (elsewhere in the house) on an iPad or iPhone, it gives the message that the Stream overheated.

So we have to go into the iPad app and restart the Stream before any viewing can begin. Then, usually a few minutes (sometimes a half hour) into the program text appears superimposed on the video saying "Finished" and the picture freezes.

When this happens the room is not even hot enough to turn on the A/C.
Is this a design flaw that we are just the last to learn about?

Frustrated in Boston...

Upgrading my Premier 4

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 14:50
What is the going recommendation for upgrading and supersizing the internal drive?

I'm seeing winmfs, MFS linux boot disc and jmfs. I've done the linux procedure on older TIVOs but the winmfs is appealing so that i can have a backup for the future. Any opinions? Do they all still work on the new 4 tuner box?


Long Distance Wireless A/V

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 14:44
I have a need for a wireless xmt/rcv audio video set that can work up to 100 feet through walls. Please don't ask why I need it or suggest other options. I've already eliminated them. I don't want to spend a fortune and I don't want interference with my wireless internet or my neighbor's wireless internet. The options I've seen so far are at 1.2 Ghz, 2.4Ghz, 2.5Ghz, and 5.8Ghz. The best I can tell, to go through walls at that distance I probably need at least 1 watt. Any real life experiences in this area would be greatly appreciated.

Premiere XL Struck by Lightning

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 12:54
I have a Premiere XL and it was struck by lightning (I believe) last week. I was getting absolutely nothing out of it when I plugged it in, no lights, etc. So I thought I would try replacing the power supply. Now the only activity I get is the hard drive spins and the Ethernet jack lights light up.

I looked all over for a fuse but can't find one. Has anyone had a similar experience? I called Tivo and all they offer is to replace it for $ 150.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Placing Mini Behind Wall Mounted TV?

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:56
Thinking about mounting the Mini to wall behind my wall hung TV as an option.
Have some questions:

1) Has any1 bought the TiVo Mini Mount & IR Adapter kit to do this?
2) Where would the IR eye go from the kit?
3) Is it doable to put the Mini in a distant closet & use an IR or RF repeater to control it remotely?
4) Other options?

Goals are:
Clean look.
No device hanging below the TV.
Refrain from cut outs in the wall to "hide" them.
Slim profile TV & Mount makes positioning the Mini very limited.

Appreciate any feedback.

Tivo PremiereXL TCD748000 Upgraded

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:45
I've got a Premiere XL that has been upgraded to a 1.5TB hard drive for a total of 238HD hours. Western Digital green drive, set intellipark to 300 seconds. Has everything that came in the box, except the box itself and cables but I will throw in a new HDMI cable (does include power cable). Glo remote included.
Price is $215 plus $15 shipping. Great condition and perfect working order.

Season Passes Automatically Reordering

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:23
I have an HD Tivo

Sunday night, I noticed programs that I was expecting to record didn't, so I went to the To Do List, and noticed it was fairly empty.

I went in to my season passes to reorder them in order to get the To Do List to re-populate, and noticed they were all out of order. Some of my top passes were at the bottom of the list, and vice versa.

I've rebooted, and tried re-ordering the season passes multiple times, but they keep changing order.

The top 9 or 10 seem to stick, but everything else jumps all over the place.
I do use the online season pass manager and the iphone ap, but no method seems to make them stick.

Any thoughts on what is causing this? This is really frustrating, and it is a pain to keep reordering them!:(

FOR SALE Tivo HD Lifetime 750 Gig Hard Drive

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 08:16
$275 + shipping. It includes power cord and remote. Thought I'd post here before going ebay route. I'm a FiOS subscriber and needed to upgrade to a Premiere.

Change thread title

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 03:14

To Logitech changes their minds, will keep Harmony line of remotes.