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I have had my Tivo series 2 with lifetime service since 2005 and refuse to replace it with a brighthouse dvr but my Tivo has been acting weird recently and I think its the hard drive.
I'll be watching a program and the program lind of pauses itself and then resumes. This is a very annoying issue, nothing displays as if it had actually been paused, it just does it by itself for 1/2 sec to 2 seconds sometimes as much as ten different times during a 1/2 hour show. Also I will tell the tivo to do something like fast forward and I hear the noise the box makes but takes a couple seconds to do it or takes 4-5 seconds to bring up the home screen after hearing the "bing".
I've done some research and getting conflicting info as to what a series 2 unit has. Some sites say its an IDE others say SATA, I have a spare sata drive and apparently I can clone the drive but dont have a way to have the old and new drive hooked up at the same time and as per winmfs you need both hooked up at the same time.
I'm getting frustrated, can someone please help.
Does wcav in serial number of WD drive stand for audio video (for dvr use)?
Every so often I discover a new TV series.
Sometimes it's only new to me, so I start watching episodes from several seasons. Among the most recent were "Kitchen Nightmares" and "Renovation Realities."
The problem is, after hop-scotching over shows from several seasons, it's hard to keep track of which episodes I've seen and which I haven't.
The show descriptions are little help (this is the "kitchen Nightmares" where the restaurant's serving bad food, or this is the "Renovation Realities" where the couple run into problems and don't finish their project on time).
I suppose I could keep a notebook listing the episodes I recorded and watched, and then check it before recording a new episode, but the TiVo could do this for me.
It would be a slick handy feature in my opinion.
I am going to sell my upgraded Tivo S3 (oled, THX version) with lifetime. I have done a "reset and erase everything" on it but is there anything else i need to do such as remove it from my tivo account? My main concern is any personal info connected to it that is in Tivo's system and assigned to that specific unit.
So before it goes to craigslist or ebay, do i need to do anything to keep myself/my personal info safe from the new owner?
Is it possible to move a hard drive from one Tivo Premiere to another ... without having to reformat it? I will be using Comcast cablecard. Both Premieres have lifetime service. Thanks !
Somehow my Favorites list and Channels received was reset.
All channels were marked as channel received with no favorites.
Anyone else have this happen?
We are considering upgrading our year old Premiere to the XL4. I think the only benefit would be the 4 tuners? I currently have a lifetime sub on our Premiere.
Have any of you been successful in buying a new XL4 and transferring your lifetime sub from an existing Premiere?
It's one thing to buy a completely new box but I just cannot justify having to repurchase the LT.
Guys, I read through the other thread asking for an image, but I'm still not sure EXACTLY what my issue is.
I haven't used my Toshiba RS-TX60 in a few years and I'm hooking it up now and it's not working.
Trying to get this bad boy up for my son to use.
When it is booting up, it shows the Welcome screen and within 10-15 seconds goes all white.
I left it on for 30 minutes hoping that would change, but it didn't. It's just dead in the water with a white screen.
Both the left and right indicator lights are on steady and never go off.
Is this a HDD failure ?? Is there any steps I missed to fix this besides re-imaging it ??
BTW If it's just a re-image, I saw Pucku hosted the image again, I'd kindly ask to get a PM if that's possible ?? :D
Susprise! Once Burn Notice shoved Anson, the latest unkillable villain/string puller behind the scenes of the season, the show is getting better!
Episode 1 was barely above dismal. Benn there. Seen that. So Anson gets away - using the same "I have a dead-man detonator" trick we've seen a handful of times already. For that matter, there was lots and lots we'd seen already. You'd think Michael would have figured out a way to stop that trick. How about a radio jammer? (Remember the bomb in the new TV set?)
Episode 2 was still almost a rehash but it had some original moments. Consider that there was almost no reason for Anson to call. "I know where you fiance's killer is" and then they had no trouble finding the killer.
Now Episode 3 has them back on track and has some new angles.
Knowing somebody is supposed to die. I was thinking that Sam might really have been offed this time. Bruce certainly played it like Sam was saying goodbye. It may turn out to be Fiona. See below.
Now look for Rebecca to be added to the team just as Jesse was.
Hey! The Burn Notice graphic novel app is free!
Donna loses her air of perfection. Especially after those comments she made to Harvey earlier, it will be interesting to see how she handles her apparent mistake, since she does not have much experience with making mistakes.
That memo is puzzling. It did not seem to have a From: line (even redacted), the former Coastal Motors employee (Sarah) claims she never wrote a memo, the Coastal Motors CEO (Lawrence) claims he did not know about a memo (although he did turn out to know about the faulty car), and Harvey and Donna were not aware of a memo.
So where did the memo come from? Why was the memo redacted so heavily? I'd think the law firm would get the unredacted memo, and it would only be redacted later if it was evidence in trial. How did Tanner know about the memo? There's still something fishy going on with that memo.
I record the late night network talk shows (Letterman, etc.) and tend to let them pile up when possible. Recently I noticed that when I browse the folder for each show, instead of each episode being named by the guests from that night, they all have just the name of the show. For example, all the shows in the Letterman folder are named
"Late Show With David Letterman"
rather than something like
"Brian Williams;El-P performs"
This means that in order to find out who's on each show I now have to navigate back and forth between the folder view and each individual show.
I'm pretty sure that this is caused by a change in the format Tribune is using to word the program descriptions. The descriptions for the episodes listed with the generic show name all start with
"Comedy, Talk Show(2012)"
while the episodes that show the guest names in the folder view all start with the guest names. In the example I gave earlier, the description reads
"Brian Williams;El-P performs' comedy, Talk Show (2012)..."
It seems that the names must come first for them to show in the folder view. Does anyone know if the descriptions will ever go back to the old format, and if not, who should I complain to, Tivo or Tribune?
So I am two weeks into my DirecTiVo upgrade, where I swapped two old and worn out Hughes HDVR2's for two new THR22's. I thought I was adjusting to the new hardware just fine, after a few hiccups....
Then this past week the Viacom/DirecTV dispute happens, and DirecTV overwrote my carefully edited channel listing, adding a bunch of "alert" channels - and also adding back dozens of channels that I had manually deleted.
I totally understand the underlying dispute. There were in fact a couple of shows I watched on Spike and Comedy Central upon occasion. Nothing that I particularly care about, although I understand that some of you with kids will miss the Nickelodeon programming.
But DirecTV deliberately chose to overwrite my channel listing, in the process putting back all the non-English-speaking channels, the annoying shopping channels, the kids programming, the pay-per-view / enhanced content channels, and all the other stuff I had already thoughtfully excluded from my program guide. Of course, this also happened to the wife's primary DirecTiVo in the back room, about two days after I had carefully reviewed her own channels and deleted the junk she didn't care about - which took several times as long as my own main DVR, since she had to make the actual decisions.
A big raspberry for DirecTV, who could have dealt with this in a quiet manner but who chose to rub our noses in the dispute.
Message to DirecTV: My channel guide settings are MINE. I don't want you messing with them, changing them, or adding "alert" channels. If you add a channel that might interest me to your lineup, then send me a message and I will consider adding it myself. DON'T DO THIS AGAIN.
I see there's a spoiler thread, but I don't know if it's for the entire season or After Dark or whathaveyou, so I'm starting up this season's first individual thread.
What do you think so far? Thankfully the returning guests thing is only in a coaching capacity. And I only remembered Janelle and Boogie by name. I had to see Dan and Brittney before I remembered them.
I hope that Survivor brother guy goes soon. I hate when people lie about their outside lives. And Dan made a good choice in eviction, Jodi seemed to be dead weight.
So I'm getting my XL4 tomorrow. Pretty excited. I have 3 series 3 right now in lifetime that I would like to pull shows from onto the S4.
When you transfer shows from the s3, will they group into a new folder on the s4 that will be the same folder that the season passes will record to? I read a long time ago that the transfers will be in their own folders and the season passes and new recordings will create their own new folders. If so that's kind of a pita
My wife uses the YouTube feature of our Series 3 all the time. Or she used to. Sometime in the last couple of months, it became unusably slow. It now takes tens of seconds just to show the menu where YouTube, Amazon, etc., then another 15-20 seconds to bring up the YouTube interface, then several seconds per menu item to scroll down to "Search", and then, when typing in a search, every time it starts doing its partial lookups, it gets stuck for more tens of seconds at a time.
Anyone ever seen this, or, even better, know how to fix it?
Four HDMI outputs? Then I could use my tv's multiple HDMI inputs to use picture in picture or picture by picture on my tv to watch two shows at once!
Can anyone help me? I installed Tivo Desktop 2.83 on 2 computers. It does not work on either one when trying to view Recordings to Transfer. Sometimes it says it cannot detect a DVR, sometimes it says "there was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR".
The DVR is set to allow transfers. I called Tivo and they were not much help, we rebooted Tivo, rebooted PC, tried Tivo Beacon instead of Bonjour, tried turning Tivo Server on. He finally said I would have to call my router company. Then all of a sudden the recordings showed up on Tivo Desktop but only 1 time and they haven't showed up since.
When I run Tivo Desktop troubleshooting it says:
Tivo DVRs on your Network
Test execution failed: "Read NPL from DVR"
Error reason: "can't send request https (some IP address) /etc etc
Error details: WinHttpSendRequest fails, error code: 12002, description: The request has timed out.
The DVR's Media Access Key does not match the key in Tivo Desktop for the following DVrs:
(name of my DVR here) (some # here)
You will not be able to transfer recordings from these DVRs
Test execution failed "Find DVRs that do not have transfer permissions set"
Error reason: "can't send request http: (some ip address) / etc etc
Error details: WinHttpSendRequest fails, error code: 12002, description: The request has timed out.
I checked and the subnet mask is the same on tivo and computer.
NOTE: I have set the Media Access Key correctly, multiple times.
This thread is for discussing anything that happens on the broadcast episodes, as well as BB Afterdark or online feeds. Someone might want to make individual episode threads. I think people who don't watch the online feeds like to hear updates from those who do, so this is the thread for that.
So, I read here and elsewhere I can get this with an XL4 in SF Bay Area (Oakland).
Order one, go to get Comcast account, rep tells me no go; can't get On Demand without their set top box. Go back to Tivo support site; says to get it I have to have On Demand subscription.
OK, so now back to Comcast: can I get this or not with just a Premiere?
Or should I just get the regular ol' Comcast service up and running and then start pestering them to ADD the on demand service?
Searched around and can't seem to find any answers for an issue I'm having (w/ Tivo HD). We had a power outage the other night, since then I no longer get a picture when attempting to watch Live TV, just "searching for signal". It gets better... My TiVo will still record shows, and records them fine on the tuner that is not currently being watched, but as soon as i switch to that tuner during a recording, the recording stops despite the TiVo saying it's still recording. Example... this morning I set GMA to record at 7am, when I woke up I swapped tuners around 7:15a and started watching the recording, at 15 minutes in the recording ended (where I initially started watching, but as soon as I swapped I skipped the beginning of the recording). It will currently only attempt to record scheduled recordings, if the secondary tuner is not recording a scheduled program it will not have 30 minutes of video backed up on it. There is definitley a signal coming through, and the TiVo seems to still have the ability to record since I have several perfect recordings from this week. And one more thing, this is on ALL channels (HD, Digital, etc.) on my FIOS lineup. This didn't happen immediately after we got power restored. When I first booted it up Live TV initially worked ok. It happened sometime in the middle of Sunday night. My other TiVo (same model, same type of cable card) is working fine.
Is this a sign that the HDD is possibly dying? I've been using TiVo's for awhile, I've lost 3-4 HDD's in that time but never saw issues like this. Previously I was alerted by the unit locking up or getting a GSOD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.