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New Build Wiring for Premiere4XL & Mini's?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 23:05
Our new build wiring consists of 1 Coax & 1 Cat6 to each location.
We really design it with a strict budget & the promise from TiVo or others of a whole house DVR/Independent TV watching strategy in mind.

So, we first thing is that we want to be able to send 2 signals from the P4XL to 2 secondary rooms.

Questions:
1) Can the Mini's receive & pass along to TV - HiDef 1080i/1080p video via the coax or Cat6? If so, which is the prefer method?

2) Do I need an HDMI in there somewhere?

3) If I want to control remotely & put the Mini's & P4XL into a central closet, is it better to do RF or IR remotes?

4) Can the remote signal transmitted via the same coax or Cat6 above?

Appreciate any feedback!

A few channels not tuning.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 22:15
No tuning adapter. Two TivoHDs and a TV with cable cards from Comcast. 3 HD channels WGNHD, MASNHD, AND MASN2HD will come in and then go out - Tivo then says no signal. Then the channels will come back - sometime in minutes sometimes hours.

Comcast has replaced the cable cards in all three - waste of time, since they all showed the same channels dropping.

Now a supervisor is telling me that it is a frequency problem at the headend, and it is affecting a number of Alexandria, VA viewers. But, they are working on it. I doubt this since these channels all carry baseballs games, and if folks could not get the Nationals or Cubs, there would be some chatter.

Today another channel dropped ESPNNEWSHD and came back and dropped again.

This has been going on for a month or more.

Anyone else experiencing problems like this??

Community "Basic Human Anatomy" S04E11 04/25/13

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 21:22
I thought this was a great episode. There have been some really stellar ones this season.

Donald Glover did an amazing job mimicking Abed's mannerisms and speech patterns. Troy isn't as obvious, but Danny Pudo got a few of his signatures like looking off into space. The split scenes in the lost and found vs at the lunch were great.

I love Annie vs. Shirley for valedictorian. And Annie lusting after Dean because he was acting like Jeff was great.

Plus, no Chang and minimal Pierce. :up:

Premiere 4 keeps rebooting

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:59
Out of the blue, our tivo Premiere started to reboot constantly. Bought replacement Premiere and still keeps rebooting following and/or during downloads. Bought Premiere 4 and that keeps rebooting. Have tried Moca as well as ethernet. Something dealing with the data signal is causing the issue. Determined this after elimination process: 1) connect cable only and no reboots. Also brought both TiVo Premiere and Premiere 4 to other residence and no reboots. Not sure what to do!

I've tried using ethernet only and tivos reboot usually when in the network connection process where one connects and then downloads. It will either get to 43% and then reboot or finish and then reboot after startup. I checked power using line conditioner and it's not a power issue. I replaced the 5-1000 splitter with a 5-1200 splitter. But, no difference.

Does anyone have any idea? Using ethernet or moca I still have same issues!

Thanks!

TIVO Mini streaming has me befuddled

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:56
I have a Premiere XL4 and 2 Premiere 2 tuners. I recently installed a TIVO Mini and paired it with my XL4. I can stream live TV as well as recorded shows from the paired XL4. Thru what I had read I was under the impression that although the Mini needs an XL4 to stream live TV the Mini could stream recorded shows from any other Premiere on the same network. I have found this assumption to be incorrect. That discovery has even been confirmed by a TIVO Customer Service Rep. I have been told the other Premieres cannot be accessed in any way by a Mini - the Mini is blind to them. Did I read something incorrect before the rollout? A Mini cannot stream recorded shows from any Premieres other than an XL4?

"Additional fonts" available to HME on Premiere

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 20:15
The story begins: I was wandering around the Premiere interface trying to remember where some setting was hidden when I ended up in Closed Captioning. I noticed it had a lot of font choices available for captions including Cursive and Serif and Monospace. The first two fonts were named "default" and "system"... the same as the only two fonts built in for HME. Brainstorm! I hacked up an Application class to let me access all the ostensible system font resource IDs (10-19 since 10 is "default.ttf," 11 is "system.ttf," and 20 is a sound id).
The hope: make all those closed captioning fonts available in HME... or at least SOMETHING other than the two built-in sans-serif proportional fonts.

Launched an app to show text in each of those possible fonts and voila... 3 "additional fonts!"

It all goes downhill from here. :(

Oddly enough, id 12 is invalid, but 13, 14, and 15 are valid fonts (and 16-19 aren't).
"13.ttf", on close inspection, has the same "strokes" as "system.ttf", while having the same "width" as "default.ttf", with slightly taller ascenders.
That is to say, "13.ttf" has a "1" with no bottom line, a g that looks like an upside down 6 (vs. the squished 8 style), and a "J" with a longer upstroke - all the same as "system.ttf" and different from "default.ttf." However, "system.ttf" has really fat characters, while "13.ttf" and "default.ttf" are similarly thin.

In other words, no real value to it... you have to look really hard to see the difference between "default.ttf" and "13.ttf"

Then we come to 14 and 15. Of all things, they are pre-italicized and pre-bolded versions of 13.
The only useful thing you get out of that is you can still apply italic and bold styles to them, so you can effectively get two degrees of angling and two degrees of thickening vs. 13.

The final blow: they don't exist on my TiVo HD, just my Premiere.

I had so hoped this would be the answer to one of Enter Webz' prayers :/
Oh well... it was a fun little adventure.

Maybe somebody wants to search for possible new built-in sound IDs using pyHME? Too much work to hack that one in the Java SDK.

Premiere broken in month 7; $50 replacement cost???

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:19
How does this work????

The DVR hard drive went bad in the 7th month of service, and I was charged $50 to replace it, as it was "out of warranty". But I was obligated to pay $14.99 per month for one year to get the box, and then it broke well short of the end of my commitment. Shouldn't the box have a warranty that is equal to the length of the monthly commitment? Seems kind of lousy to have to buy the DVR, and then spend another $50 when the hard drive busts after just seven months.

?

Closed Captioning

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:13
I'd like to transfer shows from my PC to the Tivo and be able to watch them with Closed Captioning. Please inform me of the steps I'd need to take to do so.

The Following 4/29/13 "The Final Chapter"

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:28
What, no thread yet??!!

STUPID TO THE VERY END!!! OK, the main bad guy dies in the fire and they have rounded up several other followers. BUT they certainly did NOT get all of the followers - for example Emma is still at large. So at the very end when Ryan orders the food delivery, I thought for sure the "police officer" that gave him the delivery would be a follower and kill him. But he wasn't. But then there's a noise at the door and Ryan casually opens it up and looks out. And somehow someone sneaks in and knifes both him and Claire. At first I didn't recognize who the killer was and for a moment I thought it was Claire (wouldn't that have been a kick!!). But then I saw that it was Ryan's previous girlfriend, I think Molly. When they both get stabbed and it fades to black and then to the credits and I realized that was how the season ends, I started to laugh!! Quite loudly!!

Oh well, I'll see if I stick with it next year!!

Gerry

anyone have amazon movies automatically appearing

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:38
I have 2 now that have downloaded. Is this a program they are running, no one has manually done this in then household.
One is Little Miss Sunshine.

Random Amazon Instant Video downloads

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:34
On my series 3 TiVo, which I hardly ever use, today I found two Amazon Instant movies dated today (Apr. 30), and one of them is still downloading. I never ordered them, and they don't show up in my Amazon digital orders. (The two movies are "The Devil Wears Prada," and "My Super ex-Girlfriend).

Why would they just randomly show up on my TiVo?

vegas 4/26/13

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:02
while i'm glad to see the son finally figured out the girl at the police station liked him, he sure is just one awkward guy to watch.

i guess people were pretty afraid of the irs now. they are much more friendly these days. the part about not paying someone until they are square didnt quite ring true though.

i wonder how long the guy that stole the 20K will be alive, mia wasnt very happy about that and will probably do that herself.

Bob's Burgers "Boyz 4 Now" - 4/28/13

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 07:59
This episode was freaking hilarious! I think most episodes are good, with nice gags and I like their family interaction, but both storylines in this one were golden.

"I'm no hero. I put my bra on one boob at a time."

Gene's 'Menstru-ant' was milk-out-the-nose funny. I couldn't believe I didn't see that coming since they were using the contents of Linda's purse. The tampon straw!

And I laughed each time they had Louise pull down her bunny ears in joy at Boo-Boo.

shark tank (luggage/jewelry/table)

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 07:52
this was on my computer and even after looking at the ep guide online i cannot figure out when it was dated. it's marked s4 ep 22


love that guy that walked out without even hearing from mark. mark is usually the last to speak, everyone knows that

the luggage thing does seem like he would get clobbered with fedex and other companies. plus name recognition really needed to be built up. if he was already running in X airports for a year or so maybe that would prove the model

i'm not into jewelry but the sisters making something for 3 and selling for 100 is fantastic. no wonder jewelry stores have 50% off sales all the time! anyone that buys at retail apparently is crazy.



the geek table was very cool and if i was rich id have it!

2 tivo premiere units freeze weekly

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 07:42
both of my premieres keep freezing weekly - requiring a restart. it happens between 9pm and 11pm. i have DTAs connected to the tivos. Both have software version 20.2.2

I read somewhere that I can try disconnecting the dtas from the units to see if that is the issue. Right now, I subscribe to the hd package. No pay channels. If i disconnect the dta, will the hd package remain? will I loose channels?

Any other suggestions as to why the tivo's keep freezing?

Thanks,
Anthony

Revolution OAD 04/29/2013 spoilers

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 03:51
Anyone?

Interesting that they brought Priscilla back into the picture, for a bit. I wonder if she'll appear yet again. That really was a terrible move for Aaron to abandon her in the first place and for such a dumb reason. Too bad.

It'll be interesting to see how the Matheson/Neville thing plays out next week.

I still wonder how the aviation fuel for the helicopters is still good? Does the militia have refineries and oil drilling working as well?

Activate then Clone or Clone then Activate?

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 22:36
Hi Guys,
So I am getting an TiVo Premiere and it should arrive any day now. Because I used a special offer, when it comes, I have to activate it via phone and not online (at least at first). Also, before I purchased it, I came here to tivocommunity and went ahead and bought a 2TB WD green drive. I was wondering if you guys wouldn't mind giving me some friendly advice on what order I should do everything in. My to do list are the following three things:

- transfer my programs from my tivo HD to the tivo premiere
- activate the TiVo Premiere
- Replace the 320GB hard drive inside the TiVo Premiere w/ the 2TB hard drive (clone it).

Which goes first, second, and third?

Also, I have a DVR expander connected to the TiVo HD at the moment. If you guys think I should transfer the programs from the TiVo HD first, would all of it fit on the 320GB stock drive w/in the TiVo Premiere?

Thanks guys!

Selling a TiVo

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 19:44
I am about to sell a TiVo and the buyer wants to verify the subscription. It is generally safe to give her the TSN on the back of the device? I just don't want them to try to change my account or anything weird like that.

Thanks!

How do you do an old style search?

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 18:07
Hi all,

So I've upgraded to a TiVo premiere recently. Anyway since I don't have Hulu Plus, netflix, or other pay services so having a search option list all of that isn't very useful. Most of the time I just want to search against whatever is actually going to be broadcast in the next 2 weeks.(Which is how the old search was.) Is there any place where I can select that? (I figured that browse TV & Movies would do it but even there if I select the filter "free" it still brings up Netflix and everything else.)

Bates Motel S01E06 - The Truth

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:45
Wow. Shootout with Shelby. Norma saying that Norman killed his dad. I wonder if that's true, or if it is just convenient that she can blame it on Norman.

Norman asking her if there is something wrong with him, and she denying it (or did that happen in the previous episode - I saw them back to back), makes me wonder. We saw in a previous episode that Norman does have hallucinations about Norma. He doesn't remember trying to kill his brother with the meat tenderizer. I'm guessing it's possible that he killed his dad. If he really killed his dad, you'd think that she'd try to get him some help for his fugue states.

She also needed to come up with more time on what to say about Shelby. I wonder how much Norman can say. He obviously won't know anything about the shootout, as he was unconscious, but he is fully aware about the sex slave girl. It's going to be hard to keep Emma quiet about things.

I can see them trying to pass off Shelby's responses as him being obsessed with Norma - setting her up for Keith's death because she was trying to break it off with him would be the perfect excuse. Even keeping the girl locked up in the boat makes Shelby look just that much more guilty for Keith's death. Too bad that Norman, Dylan, and Emma left fingerprints all over the place in that boat.

And poor Norma, getting essentially raped a second time. Don't get me wrong - she's a wacko. Still, it shocks me a tad that they'd show things in that way on prime time. I'm guessing due to the fact that it's on A&E instead of one of the standards makes the difference.

I have to say, though, I'm still liking the show. The writers are keeping me guessing as to where the show is leading. They seem to be keeping truthful to the core of Robert Bloch's story (the man who wrote the book that the movie was based on). I like how Freddie Highmore is playing the character. He seems to be doing a really good job.

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