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HR10-250 Won't get single digit locals

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:53
I just purchased a replacement DirecTV HR10-250. It has upgraded to the latest software (6.4a) and will get and show info on all local channels. However when I try to watch any of the single digit local channels (I don't have HD service) I can see the channel banner & info but there is a blank screen behind it. I've spent over 3 hours with DirecTV support to no avail. Any ideas? If push comes to shove, could I just swap the old hard drive from my old HR10-250 with the new one? The old system worked fine except for a bad tuner on one side. If so, are there any specifics to making the swap? I appreciate any help.

Mediacom to rollout 6 tuner Pace XG1 with TiVo experience later this this year

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 08:20
TiVo Rolling Out to Mediacom Customers

TiVo Launch Will Deliver Both IP and Traditional VOD and Linear Content on Any Screen in the Home for Mediacom Subscribers

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- TiVo Inc. a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Mediacom Communications Corporation, the 8th largest cable operator in the US, today announced from the NCTA 2013 Cable show in Washington, D.C. that Mediacom has begun rollout of its TiVo offering.

[part that was uninteresting to me omitted here]
As part of its broader rollout plan for the year, Mediacom also intends to offer the 6-tuner, DOCSIS 3.0-capable Pace XG1 gateway with the TiVo experience.

Full press release here. http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zht...774&highlight=

new super speed banner

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:18
got new update yesterday. what is the story with the new HD menu scrolling banner? it updates every second! not only is it impossible to navigate it is extremely annoying. How do i get rid of it? :eek:

Like a show but don't want to record it again. EVER!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:12
I'm sorry if someone has answered this, but I can't find the thread. In order to improve TiVo's suggestions, I want to tell the TiVo that I like a movie; for example: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", but having seen the movie several times I NEVER WANT IT TO RECORD AGAIN. :) How the heck do you accomplish this? I can't create wishlists for everything... Is there an easy solution?

Constant reboot and hanging

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:45
I have a Premiere that is coming up on two years old. When i turned on the TV about three weeks ago I was greeted with the "Almost there" splash screen. It just sat on that until I unplugged it and replugged it in. Ever since then it has done the same thing every single day. I go to bed and all is fine but when I wake up it is back on that screen. I have to unplug and then it loads.

However, last week when I turned it on it said installing update. I went to work and when I returned 12 hours later it was still on the same screen. I unplugged it and plugged back in. It then began to constantly reboot. Tivo is starting screen and then just a few minutes screen and then back to the start screen. I unplugged it and waited 30 minutes.

When I plugged it in it installed the update and started. The next morning it was doing the round and round reboot. It does this every morning now. However, now it take a couple unplug/plugs to get it to go.

I ran the S.M.A.R.T tests and they all passed. I am on Cox cable and have an external drive attached if that matters. What would my next step be?


Premiere from my cable company?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:00
My cable company (Grande communications) now offers a cable package with Tivo. I already have a premier and an HD. If I take their offer and go for this package, will I be able to "join" them all together on my account so that I can use the MRV features?

Extra tuner for tivo mini in sd menus

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 19:32
So I just got a TiVo premiere4, and after using the HD menus for about a day, I immediately went back to the SD menus. the hd menus are absolutely unusably slow, to the point of being worthless.

Question is, now im thinking of adding a TiVo mini, but it wont let you enable a tuner for it without turning on the HD menus. if you switch back to SD, it seems to re-enable the tuner for normal use.

Is there any way to allow a tuner for a TiVo mini, but keep my permiere4 in SD menus?

I really want to buy a TiVo mini for another room in my house - but I would honestly throw the premiere4 in the garbage before turning the hd menus back on. Hell I would rather gargle broken glass then use the hd menus ever again.

Am I just not able to get the mini, or is there a trick to leave it enabled with sd menus?

Season Pass show not in My Shows, but in Suggestions

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:58
I had a strange occurrence last week with my XL4. I just realized that I hadn't seen last weeks episode of Warehouse 13 and it was not in the My Shows list. I looked back in History and there was no message about it not being recorded at 9PM but there was one about 11PM's airing not being recorded because it wasn't new. I selected the unrecorded episode from the History list and it said "Watch now from... 'My Shows'" and a little message in the lower right saying "This episode is in My Shows" but the icon next to it was the "TiVo Suggestions icon"

Sure enough it was in TiVo Suggestions.

Weird, right?

HDVR2 died and I'm trying to get un-stuck

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:37
My original HDVR2 died and wouldn't boot up and made a clicking sound.

I swapped a power supply from another HDVR2 (that apparently was not on my account that I got off eBay for parts but booted up and had its own matching card) and my machine still wouldn't boot. I swapped the hard drive into the old unit, it booted but gave error #51. So I surmised the motherboard or something other than the power supply in my unit was bad.

I've been told I cannot activate the second HDVR2 with my old hard drive. And that my best bet is to try and repair the motherboard of my original unit and put my hard drive back?

A rep at Tivo told me I was SOL on getting the second unit on my account and that they don't activate HDVR2s except on the original accounts they were on?

Help! What can I do?

swapping HD in my tivo 3

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:13
I swapped a HD from one Tivo 3 to another, same model # TiVo, same HD #.
the unit boots up, updates my info but it says it detects a hardware change and will not allow programs to be recorded or recordings watched. anyway around this?

Pay for help

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:47
I'm looking to replace my PC and would like to pay somebody to help get pytivo up and going again. If you can remote to my PC and get it up and going and I will pay you $50 on paypal. All I need to do is be able to transfer movies from PC to Tivo..
I use a free remote program called teamviewer and you can have all the access you need.

Replacing internal hard drive

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 17:15
I have a Premiere XL and it looks like I'm going to have to completely replace the internal hard drive. The problem (for me) is that I've never seen the kind of connector the HD is using. What is that? eSATA? SATA-2? This page (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=444083) references

13. WD3200AVVS 320GB SATA-2 hard drive

but I've seen other posts call it an eSATA drive. Which is it? Are they the same thing? And I guess I'll need a USB <-> eSATA cable in order to install the TiVo OS image on to the drive? Has anyone run in to any problems doing this? Or do people first add the drive as a slave on their PC and install the image that way?

I'd like to get a 1 TB replacement drive but I read a few posts which say that the Premiere XL doesn't support such large drives? Is that really the case?


Can someone help? KMTTG error?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:29

I set my clock back all the way to February 13th as I have had to do for the last few weeks. I even tried to set it back beyond that. Then I tried downloading in java instead of curl. I restarted my computer. My internet connection is obviously fine. It was working less than an hour ago and now, I get this....

Anyone have any ideas?

Game of Throne character accents....does it matter?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:55
Since the show takes place in a fictional land and a fictional time, do the accents of the characters matter to you?

Do the accents HAVE to be British or could it work if the characters had various American accents?

Shows you are no longer enthusiatic about but still watch

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 09:59
I recorded the season premiere of Falling Skies last night and I realized, that I just don't really care about it. But I'll still watch, to see if it's worth watching still. The first two seasons I really looked forward to watching that series.

Are there shows that used to be one of your favorites but now, you are just kind of watch because you always have?

BTW, we might have had this thread before. Sorry about that if it is.

TiVo to Power Cable Operators' Mobile and Second Screen Experience

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:34
TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced its highly rated mobile app and second screen companion experience is now available for cable operators 'powered by TiVo.'


six WD20EADS-00S2B0 HARCHV2AA 2TB Western Digital hard drives - PM me an offer:

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:21

six WD20EADS-00S2B0 HARCHV2AA 2TB Western Digital hard drives - PM me an offer:


I just received a shipment of six WD20EADS-00S2B0 HARCHV2AA 2TB Western Digital hard drives, as replacements for some degraded/defective ones I sent back. They're factory recertified replacements, still sealed.

PM me if you'd like to make me an offer. If you'd like, I could pre-image them for either TiVo HD (model TCD 652160), or 2-tuner Premiere (model TCD 746320), or there's many Do-It-Yourself for free methods you can get the details of which, around the forums. I don't need them, because I already bought EURS AV-GP replacements, when Newegg had them on special.

I know some don't like/trust 4K drives, so I figured these 512-byte sector ones may be of interest to some of you.

Mad Men "Favors" OAD 6/9/13

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 06:43
OHHHH! Don got busted!

Geez, Sylvia, why couldn't you have just sent a Thank-You note? :p;)

Megan: "I'll talk to [Sally]"
Don: "No!" :D:D

Well, Don seems to have talked Sally out of this for now, we shall see if it rears its ugly head later...

..oh, and the rat blood on Peggy's floor was NASTY!

Only 2 more eps til the season finale! :(

Game of Thrones S3E10 06/09/2013 'Mhysa'

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 06:10
They really short-changed us on Jaime's return. I wanted to see Tywin's reaction!

I was wrong about Tyrion and Sansa going to Winterfell, but it sure looks like Arya is going down the path of being a killer.

And now we know how Edmure spent his wedding night and Blackfish is still alive.

How did Arya get behind the guys that put the direwolf's head on Robb's corpse? that part was a little forced.

I'm sure I'll have more to say ;)