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Recording a show from the mini?

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:07
Pretty basic scenario - One Premiere-4 and one mini. One tuner allocated to the mini.

Say I have three recordings scheduled on the P4's three tuners then go over to the mini.

I get that it can watch live because it has its allocated fourth tuner. Can I use the mini to record that fourth show? Does that just force the mini to stay tuned to the fourth recording?

The situation I want to do is record three on the P4 then go up to the mini and schedule a fourth. Can this be done?


Chinese Food and Liquor Decanters

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 07:17
This has been a question and, sort of, a pet peeve of mine so I thought I'd post it here.

In many, many, many movies and TV series, whenever people eat Chinese food, they are eating out of the containers (frequently in bed, but not always!) and usually, with chopsticks. Do people who aren't in movies or TV shows really do this? I mean, I know that I've occasionally had a forkful of lo mein out of the container, but their meals and conversation are all around eating their meal out of the "to go" containers. Anyone?

Also, this especially happens in soap operas, but also movies and other TV shows or, certainly, Mad Men....So many people just 'casually' have all varieties of liquor in decanters, just on the side table, sofa table, buffet, etc. Again...do "real" aka, non TV/movie people have decanters of liquor around the house or the office ( I know times have changed since Mad Men so they might not be around the office as much) ? Just curious and thought this forum might be a good place to start the discussion and get some answers. And also, what TV shows, movies, etc. do you recall the Chinese food out of container (or NOT?) and decanters of liquors?

No Videos in Suggestions folder, why?

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 06:22
I am noticing that only 26% of hard drive is being used. However, there are no videos in Tivo suggestions folder. That seems odd to me.

Do I need to turn on the suggestions folder somehow?

Tivo Stream with Ethernet Switch?

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:46
Can A Tivo Stream be attached to my network with an Ethernet Switch. And if so, would 100mbps transfer rate be sufficient enough?

Is this possible with the MINI

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:41
I hope this hasnt been covered. I have looked and havent found any answers.
I have a man cave with 2 TVs set up next to each other. Currently I have a Series 3 and a comcast cable box providing signal to the 2 TVs. I know its possible to allocate the MINI to the 2nd tv but how would remotes work in that situation. I know with 2 tivos you could switch the 1/2 button. Would I be able to control the Tivo and the MINI independently?

XL4 Audio

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:36
So I had an old receiver that didn't do HDMI pass thru. It would do the video thru HDMI but I had to split the audio using an optical cable. I have a Premiere XL4.

In an effort to clean up my cabling and move my xbox 360 to an audio system I got a new Sony HT-CT150. It's an amp/soundbar that does HDMI pass thru.

I've got the tivo and the xbox both hooked up with HDMI only and an HDMI output to the TV.

The Xbox sounds spectacular and exactly how I would expect it to, with no messing around of settings.

The Tivo sounds... tinny. I've messed with the various presets and nothing really seems to make a difference. It's set to Dolby Digital in the tivo settings.

I'd really prefer not to have to run another cable to split the audio up, and not sure if it'd make a difference anyway. Everything I'm reading says it really shouldn't.

Any ideas? Feels like I'm missing something easy

TiVo Premiere Q only records 2 shows at once

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:28
My setup is 2 TiVo Premiere Q's and 2 TiVo Minis. As explained to me, each mini takes one tuner each from one of the Premieres. So one Q records 4, the other records 2.

My question is, how do I switch which one records 4? Currently the bedroom is recording 4, I want the living room to record 4.

1,000 Hour Tivo?

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 17:44
A TrackTalk banner ad says "Behold the biggest, boldest box ever. Record 1,000 hours, 4 channels at once. The NEW TiVo Premiere XL4 DVR". What are they talking about? I thought the XL4 had 300 hours of capacity.

Why Does Tivo Delete My Kept Programs & Why Can't I Get Them Back?!

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 16:45
My Tivo XL 4 (with Comcast Cable) has been sometimes deleting the last program or two I've recorded less than an hour after recording them, even though I've clicked "Keep until I delete" and have the green dots by them. Under Recording History, the shows say "This recording was deleted because it had expired. The space was used for other recordings..."-- yet I had no other recordings scheduled. I had at least 1-2 full HD hours (or at least 12-22 SD hours) left, and the programs were normal 1080i and 720p length one hour recordings. What's worse, while I can get back programs I delete, I don't know how to get back programs the Tivo decided to delete.

While I had a lot of other severe problems with DirecTV, I don't remember their own HD DVRs ever deleting my saved programs without asking my permission first. I also liked the way DirecTV DVRs allowed you to set a default automatic "save/ keep until I delete" on all programs. Tivo seems to care more about deleting programs than allowing us to keep them.

The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 16:35
So, how do you think he's doing? I was just wondering what others thought.

I think this week has had some ups and downs but I'm starting to really enjoy him. I miss Stewart, but Oliver's not too shabby.

Deadliest Catch - OAD 6/18/2013

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:06
Well, I'm not sure if I'm proud of Dane for not allowing Nick to give him a mohawk or annoyed that he refused to be 'one of the crew'!

I love the way that the editing of this show can make it look like the haircuts actually changed their luck. Maybe it really did, but I'm not convinced.

Elliot was pulling in some pretty bad pots there. Those sand fleas look terrible.

Series 2 w/Lifetime and Adapter for Sale

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:31
I have just listed my series 2 on Ebay. I do have lifetime on this box. As an extra added bonus, I'm including my wireless G adapter.


Brand new Premieres and bundles

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:31
I have some NIB TiVos available, all unopened.
Premiere 75 - $125
Premiere 4 - $200
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $340
Mini - $85
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $250
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $399
Plus actual shipping
Full warranty from date of purchase.

Please PM me

Futurama is back - 6/19/13

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 09:35
Comedy Central, 10pm EDT. 1 hour episode.

TivoHD outputs no video and requires restart

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 09:22
OK everyone. I have looked through the related threads and I believe my problem is different. In the other threads, the users can still get the menus, etc to work. In my instance I get nothing, no video at all, until I restart the unit, which is no fun as the unit takes an absurd amount of time to restart. It has been working just fine for about 3 years, but now suddenly it seems to be blanked out anytime we go to use it. Any thoughts? It is a non-modded unit and our signal is via comcast cable card.

Falling Skie - S3E2 - "Badlands"

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:12
I'm surprised there's no thread yet. I thought this was a good episode. So there's another President, the real US President, and they have found out about Tom's little republic. You can pretty much guess, based on the reaction of the captured soldier that they have no deals with the aliens.

Time Warner shuffled channels - Tivos lost them all

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:08
CWCNY in Central New York completely changed all its HD channel numbers. Both of my Premieres w/tuning adapters lost all channels above 99.
Local tech passed me off to Cable Card specialist, who had me read stuff from the cable card installer menus. She even tried unpairing and re-pairing the cable card; nothing worked.
She said nobody else she knew of had this problem, but I have have the problem on both boxes. She offered me a roll today but I'm too busy. The tech will be here tomorrow.
I'll report back.
It's interesting, usually when a channel changes, even one I don't have turned on, I get a message on my TiVo. This time, every channel changed and no message. It's even worse than when the tuning adapter breaks, because at least then, I can get the main network HD channels and a few more. With this, it's every HD channel.
I think TW is doing this region by region, so maybe they'll learn something from yo situation that will help others.

Hide the apps that have appeared in "My Programs"?

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 04:03
So, I have MLB.TV, AOL something or other, Youtube and something else.
They already are in another menu (find TV etc.) if i need to use them. I would like to remove them from "My Programs".

Series 3 OLED

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 21:01
I have two of these S3 OLEDs still running great, both lifetimed and upgraded (to 1TB I think).

I see them sold on Ebay (completed listings) for $250-350.

Any interest here? If I can eat into the replacement Premiere S4 $350, I may take TiVo up on the current $450 lifetimed S4 offer.

replacing FIOS STB with Tivo Premier XL4

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 19:20
I currently have a FIOS STB, and have just ordered a Tivo Premier XL4. I use FIOS for my internet as well. The TIVO is supposed to come with service pre-activated since I ordered online.

I have coax running to my FIOS STB.

For the Tivo as the FIOS router does MOCA, do I need to connect the Tivo's ethernet to my home network in addition to FIOS coax?

Do I need to have the technician do anything different?

Any words of wisdom?