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Transfer speed tests: 802.11ac

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 20:35
I just installed a wireless 802.11ac bridge setup to two Tivos. I used two Netgear R6300 routers, one in access point mode and one in bridge mode. Connected to the bridge are a Tivo Premiere 4 and a Tivo Series 2. Additionally, I have a separate Tivo Series 2 connected via a Tivo wireless 802.11g adapter.

It all works great. Thought the performance numbers would be of general interest:

Premiere to PC: a bit over 27Mbps
Series 2 to PC (via bridge): about 10Mpbs
Series 2 to PC (via Tivo adapter): 8.5Mbps

All numbers derived by performing a kmttg transfer. The two Series 2 transfers are probably not directly comparable since the first one used 5Ghz
transfers while the second one used 2.4Ghz transfers, and I'm sure I have more interference from neighbors in 2.4Ghz range.

Unfortunately, I didn't think to test the performance of the Premiere over the 802.11n Tivo adapter it used to use before I installed the bridge.

Comments on these numbers relative to what others of you are seeing would be welcomed.

Clear and delete stuck

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 18:44
We have a Premier XL and after dealing with some of the issues with HD space (discussed here http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=504897) and after searching around, we went ahead with a Clear and Delete hoping that it would get things back to some kind of normal. We started the Clear and Delete a little over 24hrs ago and it's still on the "Clearing and deleting everything... This may take up to an hour" screen. Searching around, I've seen people say that it could take over night but this is about 24hrs later. So I'm curious, will it mess the TiVo up horribly (though, at this point, I'm not sure how much worse it can get) if I just unplug it? Has anyone else (reading this message now; I know that this has happened to others) gotten stuck here? What did you do to get past it?

One thing to note, before we ran the "Clear and Delete", we deleted all the programs on the "My Shows" page. So that was some legwork that the TiVo did not have to go through.

thnx,
Christoph

Remote Tivo Login

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 13:33
So what's this? I did a seach in Bing for Tivo apps and bing spit this at me. It's an RSA token login for Tivo, I'm assuming for Corporate or at-home users. Anyone know what this is?

https://remote.tivo.com

https://connect.tivo.com

Ideas (HBO go, smart recording)

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 13:16
- add HBO GO
- allow users to disable the channel lineup change pop ups
- smart tuner recording
--- if I have 4 tivo premiers I should be able to just say record this show and it records it on whatever tuner is available
--- show me all my recording from all tivos in one group
--- basically make it a mesh network of tuners and recordings
- add more commercial based recording options (commercial for new show - allow us to record show from commercial)
- no ads. We pay a lot of money. I don't want to buy bounty.
- more two way feedback from tivos for control systems (mainly guide data)
- better overlap protection - record the entire show!! Don't clip the last 2 minutes.

TiVo mini w Verizon fios actiontec router

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:53
We've been having issues getting minis working on this network.
They see the premier 4's fine but can't connect to them. During setup when they show potential tuners they are shown with red do not enters on them.

We tried moca and gigabit Ethernet. No luck.

This is the response we got from tivo.
"The modem/router you have been provided by Verizon, the Actiontec M1424WR, does not work with Bonjour services with its default settings. Bonjour services are required for network discovery between TiVos. Please contact Verizon and/or Actiontec for additional assistance troubleshooting the modem/router. We apologize for the inconvenience."

We also tried an AirPort Extreme with double Nat. That should have taken care of the bonjour issue but did not.

When setting up the minis we initially had them on a tivo account with 13 total devices (shared with clients summer home in New Jersey which is xfinity comcast).

The first tech said it was a device count issue and max for streaming per account is 10 so we moved our 5 fios boxes to a new account.

The tivo minis mention xfinity during setup which we think might be an issue.
I noticed another thread mentioning xfinity issues and that after 30 days tivo finally realized that was the issue and resolved it.

I hope we get resolved as well but I'm hoping for the next day or two.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Graceland "Graceland" S1 E1

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:09
New USA show. Watched it last night looking for Serinda Swan ( Breakout Kings) but she wasn't listed. Depending on what site you visit, she is a series regular and credited in every episode, or she is recurring and on 3 episodes.

Good summer show.

analog tuner

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 10:34
I have two security camera that feeds thru an RF modulator into my Premiere (antenna input). Until a few days ago, it worked flawlessly. Now when I try to tune those analog channels (4 and 14, if that matters), I get "Searching for signal on this %s channel..."

Any ideas?
Thanks!

In The Flesh: BBC Mini-Series

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 01:22
Shaking my head after watching the first episode finally being aired in the US. It was really well done balancing humor, drama, and character study.


Just 3 episodes? I'm thinking I'll be pleased with the series but wanting for more. It is a nice undead lead into WWZ this summer in any case.

Do you like the new history channel better then the old history channel?

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 00:04
Do you like the new realty tv history channel more then the old documentary history channel?

72 Hours

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 20:22
not surprised there isn't a thread for this yet, not worth the bandwidth to report how terrible it is.

TiVo to TiVo transfer help needed

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 14:41
I am trying to transfer shows from one TiVo to another.

It is a very complicated story, but basically I am about half way through the switchover of my old TiVo's to the two new ones.

TiVo Series 2 kitchen - working

TiVo HD Living room - working

TiVo Series 2 on shelf - just reactivated so I could do this.

TiVo Premiere - new out of box - activated but no m-cable card

I transferred shows from the kitchen TiVo to my living room one.

Then, unplugged the kitchen one, and moved the living room one in there. It is now working fine in there. No issues.

Then hooked the Premiere up in the living room. It is powered up and updated, but not connected to cable. Waiting for a comcast visit.

So I have all my shows on the HD in the kitchen and Premiere in Living room.

I thought - hey, I have till saturday when the guy brings the m-card so maybe I can pull the old OLD TiVo off the shelf and get any old shows off of that.

I took the G-wireless from the premiere, hooked it up to the old series 2 and got green lights. I then restarted the HD to see if I can get them to talk to each other and show the series 2 on the Now Playing section for transfers. ( I did call TiVo and get it reactivated).

It's not showing up.

I am not sure if I have them too close to each other - on the same table. Or need to do something else with the old series 2 - it is not attached to a tv at this point. Just plugged into the wall and with the wireless - no other cable or such in it. I didn't think they would need that if it was working thru the network - but maybe it's not and I am not sure how to get it to.

No Channels

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:42
Hi,
My neighbors moved from Indy to ATL. Comcast has been out twice...
Tivo Premiere....3rd cable card..all the same problem.
No Channels when testing....

If I go to conditional access.....or whatever it is called I have 4 lines of code where YES YES V
After that nothing. So I know that is the problem. It's missing the rest of lines with whatever is going on. Comcast blames Tivo and Tivo blames Comcast.
Anyone see this problem and have any suggestions?
Thanks.

I am taking their TIVO to my house and hooking it up and asking comcast to send a ping...and see if I can rule out the Tivo. I'm hoping trying it in another home does the trick.

If Game of Thrones took place in New Jersey...

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:57
Maybe this should go in Happy Hour but..anyway...

Since I just found out that George RR Martin was from New Joisey, and in his interview on Conan O'Brien, he said he thought a lot as a kid about those magical places across the river from Bayonne, his hometown...like Staten Island, I wonder if Game of Thrones is just GRRM's parallel universe to the Sopranos

So I have Tywin = Tony
Tyrion = Chris
Cercie = Carmela

Well you get the idea....

It's Friday, have fun with it!!

Tivo Backups?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:11
My Tivo Premier is about to lose it's drive I think. It seems to hang up occasionally on recordings, I can kick it out to live tv, fast forward (skip 15mins) past the area and then rewind to 1-2mins after the hangup and continue.

At any rate, if I get Tivo to repair it or if I get a new unit, is it possible to backup and restore settings? I don't want to re-program all my season passes and wish lists or up/down settings, etc.

Robert

HELP! Clean Install of Desktop 2.8.3 Broken

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:56
We've been using Tivo Desktop for years to view our digital photo collection on our HDTV. Yesterday I did a clean install of Windows 7 on our (previously Win-XP) PC and downloaded & installed Desktop 2.8.3. (Don't remember what version we had previously.) Now, three different Tivos can see the Pictures folder but cannot open it (a "server error" message is displayed.) The same symptoms appear on a Series 2, 2DT and Premier-XL Tivo. Even more confusing, the Series 2DT Tivo sees TWO Pictures folders of the same name.

Tivo Desktop finds and correctly identifies all of the networked Tivo boxes just fine in the Troubleshooting screen.

On the Premier, the Pictures folder name is oddly corrupted with the string "\032" inserted before the directory names which are then repeated.

The PC is running the Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit version. The network connections are all hardwired through IP switch boxes to Netgear WNDR3400 router.

I have tried all the usual remedies -- restarting Tivo Desktop Server, the PC, all the Tivo boxes, etc in various combinations; switching from Bonjour to Tivo Beacon -- none of which had ANY effect whatsoever!

I am an IT professional, a Windows programmer, and a techie for over 50 years, so I usually find the solution to these things on my own. But this one is KILLING me and I can't believe I'm the only one!

Please help!! :confused:

Many Thanks in Advance,
Jay

Re-marry my Tivo and My Book?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:50
Hi all - I have a TiVo Premiere connected with the 1TB MyBook DVR exapnder. It somehow became disconnected from the TiVo when I was not at home. I attempted to re-connect them by powercycling both units, and now the TiVo is acting as if they are no longer married - i.e., prompting me to reformat the expander. I contacted TiVo customer service, who were very kind, but explained that there is nothing that can be done, they must have become "unmarried" when they were disconnected - and my only choice if I want to continue using the expander is to reformat it, losing all the data on it.
Are there are workarounds for this? It is my understanding that the expander will not function as a portable hard drive, so it might be difficult to pull the data off the drive to put somewhere else (not that I even have immediate access to anything that large, as it was 75% full - though I would consider buying something else in order to save my shows)... but do I have any options? Or do I just need to suck it up and do a better job of keeping the animals and children away from the entertainment center? Thanks in advance!

OTA antenna not as clear thru TIVO

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:43
I have been using Mohu Leaf Ultimate antenna plugged directly into TV and the picture quality was unbelievably clear - much clearer than satellite or cable. I wanted to record, so I bought the Tivo Premiere and am plugging antenna coaxial cable into the unit and connect unit with TV with HDMI cable. The disappointment is that although I'm getting my channels ok, the picture quality is not nearly as clear as when the antenna went straight into the TV. What are the reasons, and should I split the coaxial so that I can use different sources - sometimes TV with antenna, sometimes Tivo? (The picture quality with Tivo is about the same as with satellite and cable.)

WD15EZRX for $64.99 at Newegg

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:00
Promo code: EMCXPXN45 (expires 6/13/13).

Mythbusters - "Motorcycle Water Ski" 6/5/13

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:38
I was not all that excited about this one when the episode started because it just seems like a variation of ones of the myths they've tried before with a car and actually running on water which were both busted easily. But I was pretty shocked that it actually worked :eek:

It was impressive seeing the stunt driver go over even the shorter parts of the lake but I'm really surprised they let Jamie go for the whole thing...and he went a long ways. That was crazy!

When to start Warehouse 13?

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 09:16
Need some opinions. I recently became aware of Warehouse 13 and I assume I will like it. I have all the season 4 episodes on my Tivo and the rest are available on Netflix. I really don't feel like watching 3 old seasons unless I really need to. So could I just start watching season 4, or will I miss a lot of back story?? If I need some back story, could I just watch SOME of the earlier stuff?

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