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going wireless

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 23:33
im looking to hook up my series3 HD wirelessly to my network, ive noticed a few people talking about using aftermarket adapters on the tv, i think the official adapter they sell are WAAY over priced, i tryed search and haven't really found anything, can i pretty much use any one?

TivoHD locking up on HD Channels

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:56
I am in the military overseas trying to help my parents out with their Tivo. I saw a post very similar to the issue they are having but it wasn't answered.

The issues is in the last month, the Tivo seems to lock up and eventually reboot when they view or record HD channels. Non-HD channels have no problems at all. By "lock up" I mean the picture sometimes freezes, the remote becomes non-responsive, and sometimes they just have a black screen. When the remote does respond, sometimes the menus take an extremely long time to populate, or to transition from one to another.

When recording, the Tivo records the HD show in a series of "partials" with significant gaps between them. Sometimes it reboots as they watch - again while either they are watching an HD channel or Tivo is recording one while we watch something else.

The internal hard drive has been upgraded to 1TB but is not making any noises (screeching or popping).

Time Warner Cable was in the house a couple of weeks ago and changed out the CableCard so that isn't the issue.

The problems I can see that it might be are:

Bad hard drive - although it seems strange that SD channels will record and play just fine

Signal Strength - although the TivoHD was working fine for 4 years until recently and all on the same cable feed

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

2nd tuner stopped working on all THR22s?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:03
my 2nd tuner stopped working on my DirecTivo THR22-100 and tech support said it is a known problem that many people are experiencing and that they are working on it?!?

Anybody else having this issue and were you told the same thing?

It is strange that it just started happening and now it's a known issue....seems like maybe there was a software update that went wrong.

any help?

Tv power button broke

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 21:57
Need help on how to turn on my element 3210 hdmi tv with no remote and the touch bottom on tv is broken as well??????

Revenge Season 2 Episode 10 and On (Spoilers)

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 21:34
There don't seem to be episode threads much this season, so thought with the new year I'd start a thread for the rest of the second season.

Episode 10 "Power"
Wow, Victoria is willing to let Emily back in?

I love Nolan. His Remington Steele comment cracked me up.

Jack is just too dumb to live. He and Declan don't have a brain between them.

I'm a bit lost on who the woman is feeding Daniel info. Is she from 'the initiative'? What's her goal?

Considering TiVo and Xfinity

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 21:29
I had TiVo years ago with DirecTV and really miss it.

I have Uverse now but am just starting to consider switching to TiVo and Xfinity but I have a few questions:

1. I have 3 TVs. If I have TiVo on one and Xfinity boxes on the other two how will that work?

2. I read in an Amazon review of the Premium TiVo that there is a lot of TiVo generated advertising. Is that the case and is it a problem?

3. Does the new TiVo work as well as the old DirecTV TiVo's as far as Wish List and scheduling programs? Anything new that will blow me away.

4. With Uverse they advertise recording 4 HD shows at the same time. Turns out it all depends on the copper length to your house. I get 2 HD and one SD stream. Are there any similar gotcha's with Xfininty?

5. I hear rumors of a 6 tuner TiVo. Sill Xfinity support that?

Any other thoughts or suggestions regarding switching from Uverse to Xfinity and TiVo?

Thanks,
Tom

tivo so3 error and no video

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 21:26
This is my first time posting to the forums and this seems like a good place to start. This is my first TiVo issue after having 2 boxes. The past few weeks ago, we experienced an ice storm and when they were repairing the power lines it made my power flicker like crazy. Since this issue my TiVo informed me it needed me to download program info. This is when the so3 error occurred. A few days ago I was messing around with my surge protector and changed my coaxials. Now. The TiVo won't even show basic channels. I even plugged up the coax to the tv and it appears to be working fine. Here is a list of things I have done. Hard and soft reset, completed guided setup, called cable company and requested signal reboot. The TiVo is the hundred dollar model from bestbuy and I have a western digital 1tb, expandable hd. The next attempt I am going to try is a complete factory reset. Anyone got some suggestions?

Ps. I have also tried the pause 57 trick, and all it did was put me thru guided setup

Is It Possible To ...

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 20:52
Is It Possible To ...

Connect an old (very old television) with AV cables to BOTH a Tivo Premiere and a Roku??

The Tivo's been working fine since last Fall.

I found a Roku on Craigslist for a good price and thought I'd try hooking it up; but, there is the whole cable limitation issue.

Anyone got any ideas?? Kind of hard to do a Google search when I don't know what I'm looking for :p

Thanks.

Barb

Download bandwidth questions

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 20:29
I've gotten more into downloaded videos, from Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. I've been having some problems with Amazon, but even when it works, it takes awhile to download. But Hulu and Netflix stream down with no problem. If I download a torrent, its slower than Netflix or Hulu. What governs download speeds?

maintaining "Life time Service contract"

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 18:42
If I replace the power supply and hard drive in my Tivo HD will I mess up my Lifetime Service contract?

Great Headline

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 17:29
Is it possible for a guy to not click on this?

Is Elisha Cuthbert's skirt too short?

I have to chuckle every time I read it. The understatement is marvelous.

Duplicate season passes

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 16:44
What happens if you add duplicates on SPs - is it smart enough to only record it once - or does it record two?

Westinghouse 50" LCD and Tivo remote

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:07
I used code 0238 to program my Tivo remote for Westinghouse CW50T9XW 50-inch LCD HDTV (on sale last Black Friday).

The good news is the remote works for all the buttons that should work: power, volume, mute, etc.

The bad news is some buttons on remote have "dual-action" on Tivo and on the TV.
For example, FF starts fast forward in Tivo, but also kicks TV into setup. Number "2" works for the Tivo as intended, but also drops me into input selection on the TV. 30-second skip button toggles through screen fit modes on the TV (Standard/Fill/Overscan).

I found a few references to this, e.g. www fixya com support t15315354-westinghouse_tv_goes_setup_when_tivo but suggestions there did not work.

I would prefer to continue using the Tivo remote. Is it possible without the "side effects"?

Suggestions Folder gone

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:06
Since the upgrade a few months ago the Suggestion Folder that used to be at the bottom of the listings above the "Recently Deleted" has disappeared.

The suggested programs have not though, but they can only be found by "un-grouping" the list.

Will there be a fix for this soon???

Thanks

Netflix problem due to Premiere Hardware Differences?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:05
I own two Tivo 45 hr Premiere 2 tuners. I upgraded the hard drive of my first Premiere purchased in May 2010 to expand my recording capacity. My second Tivo Premiere I purchased in April 2012 and I have not upgraded.

The problem I experienced recently is using Netflix streaming on my May 2010 Premiere. Netflix seems to stutter at times and audio and video cut out periodically throughout a 1 hr show. If I stream from my April 2012 Premiere, I experience none of these issues. Both are hard-wired with gig Ethernet.

That brings me to my question: is there a hardware difference in Premieres manufactured about 2 years apart? In general, the newer Premiere seems zippier using menus, etc.

Archer Season 4

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:39
Finally!!!

Archer premieres Jan 17 at 10p only on FX.

Hulu CEO Resigns

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:58

Using MoCa with Cable Amp

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:55
I don't need help, but thought I'd post this so that anyone facing this issue in the future can find my solution easily.

I have had a TiVo HD out in our pool house for several years. When we built the house we had structured wiring put in, but something is wrong with the ethernet cable out to the pool house over its buried run of more than 100 feet. So this TiVo has been hooked though phone line only.

Due either to the length of the run or something also wrong with the buried coax, I had to install a cable amp just on this run several years ago, otherwise the signal is too weak for the TiVo to tune it. The amp has worked perfectly.

I recently decided to try to get this TiVo connected to the network. A wireless N adapter didn't work - idevices pick up WiFi signal out there but it must be too weak to get a consistent signal. Then I found out about MoCa, which had escaped me all these years - and I have a Fios router, so it is already enabled at the head end.

Unfortunatly MoCa signals won't pass through a cable amp. Through lots of googling I found the solution. Buy two satellite TV "diplexers" - they look like splitters but instead of splitting the entire stream they divide it by frequency - and three short lengths of coax. The "antenna" output goes to and through the amp, then back in to the antenna hookup on the second diplexer. The "satellite" output goes directly to the "satellite" input of the second diplexer.

Voila, the cable signal goes through the "antenna" path, the MoCa signals pass through the "satellite" path and the they get recombined. Add a MoCa adapter at the Tivo, and it all works perfectly. If only I'd figured this out years ago.

Downton Abbey Season 3 - you watching?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:40
My wife got me to watch the 1st episode of Downton Abbey Season 3 last night (2 hr ep).

I had not watched a single episode previously, so Leigh provided the backstory for each of characters during the course of the episode. Having heard there were LOTS of characters and story lines, I was concerned I could never simply jump-into Season 3 and have half a clue.

About 1/4 way in to Episode 1, I was on board with a pretty good handle on the characters. Overall I enjoyed the episode and will probably tag along with my wife through Season 3.

I did have to ask if this was kind of like Fiddler on the Roof remake with the 3 daughters and their "papa" stuck in his tradition, not initially liking their choice of mates, but willing to bend for his daughters...

I think this show could be made PERFECT with the addition of some Ninjas, Zombies, threat of Nuclear Attack, or Jack Bauer/Chloe setting up a perimeter. ;)

odd Time Warner/Cable Card/Tuning Adapater issue

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:53
I have been running three TiVo's (two premieres and a series 3) with Time Warner cable cards and tuning adapters for months....no issues.

Over the weekend I switched to Time Warner internet. Part of the promotion was that I am to receive all of the movie channels for free for three months. After the install, I made sure that all of my TiVo's could connect to the new internet...what I did not check was whether I was receiving all of my channels.

I was not.

I was not receiving all of the movie channels, just the HBO and Showtime primary channels...plus all of the other channels I was previously receiving.

After multiple calls to Time Warner, I finally got to the cable card help line and after a 45 minute wait and a lot of troubleshooting; we got the master bedroom and the guest room working properly. After multiple attempts, resending the signal several times, I never got to the point where I was receiving all of my channels, and we finally stopped when I was receiving only two of my local network channels (Fox and NBC) and the primary HBO and Showtime. We stopped and agreed to an onsite technical visit.

The technician with whom I was speaking did suggest that if I did not want to wait for my appointment, that I could try going to my local Time Warner office to simply swap out the tuning adapter, since he believed this to be the problem. My appointment is for tomorrow, so I decided I could wait.

In the interim, I decide to do some of my own troubleshooting, so I swapped out the tuning adapter in the guest room (which was receiving all of my channels) with the one in the living room. Same problem with the new tuning adapter.

The only change that was made to the living room set up during the internet install was the installation of a cable splitter, so that I could have one feed going to my router and the other to my TiVo. We also rearranged the living room furniture, so that I was now plugged in to a different cable outlet.

Has anyone seen the use of a cable splitter as the cause of a problem with channel reception?

It does not seem the tuning adapter to be the problem...troubleshooting with the Time Warner tech did not seem to reveal a cable card issue....
Is the splitter causing the problem? Could switching cable outlets have created a problem?
Any thought on this?

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