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I love my TiVo except this!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 03:45
I love my TiVo, I always rave on about how great it is that it will record something if I haven't seen ads advertising it is on (if its in my todo list obviously) except, I'm getting sick and tired as to why it has not recorded the last 2 episodes of a season I have always had it set to record. But it has no problem recording other shows. Why does TiVo do this? It's rather frustrating and annoying!

P.s. there have been other occasions where this randomly happens too

Oddball AT&T Series 2 TiVo 540 Series

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 00:13
I have been clearing out old TiVo stuff, and I came across a TiVo Series 2, model TCD540080. This one works just like a normal 540 series, but it has an AT&T Broadband case on it. The remote is a standard Series 2 remote, which matches the color of the TiVo box.

I put an 80GB drive in it and it updated to the latest TiVo software just fine.

I'm asking $25. I'll include a USB to ethernet adapter. No, it does not have lifetime service.

Any offers considered.

R10 on HD setup?? Transponder problem

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:26
Just switched out our old SD Tivo R10 boxes for new TivoHD units and hd dish install. The new boxes are fine, couldn't be happier.

The third receiver had always been an old SD receiver (with no dvr function). It worked fine after the HD changeover (naturally as an SD receiver).

Tonight I decided to switch out this box and put back into operation one of our old R10 boxes. CAlled DTV, gave them the card number etc, but during setup, it fails to acknowledge 1 out of the three transponders. We tried different configurations of dish type, lines in, but it does not work. No one at DTV can help.

Am I wasting my time? Will the R10 just not work on an HD dish setup?? Am I missing some sort of splitter/multiswitch/gizmo that was present in the old SD dish setup, that is now not there?

Finally.........should I even bother with the R10, with those restarts I was experiencing a month ago, or was this issue fixed?

EDIT - from another forum it appears the R10 is not compatible since I am now using SWIM splitters. It mentions using a 'legacy port' but I am lost.

No channels coming through

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:44
I just hooked up a new tiro premier in our bedroom, but I can not get any channels to come through. If I click the live TV button on the remote, a screen showing a progress bar and "scanning for channels" shows but never completes. It has been plugged in for a few days. I do have a M-card already installed in it that we picked up from the cable company (Cox).

They mentioned that I might need a decoder. I'll probably be callign them tomorrow, but I wanted to check here first to see if I'm missing something. I would have expected at least non-HD channels to come through, but I get nothing.

Note that if I hook up the cable straight to the TV, I do get all the normal non-HD channels that I used to get.

Thanks for any help.


Will we see new TiVo hardware at CES 2013?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:00
I really hope so... I think TiVo needs to release a unit w/ all of their user friendliness, but with more power + features.

Where did my multi-service discount go?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:53
I have two units with lifetime subscriptions, and I have a premiere w/ a monthly subscription. It used to be $14.99, and I noticed it was $19.99 last month on my credit card. I forgot to follow up, but I see another $19.99 charge just posted. WTF? So I went online, and I've verified that yes - I do have 3 TiVos in my account, and when I went to the monthly service section, there's no option to select a multi service discount. Anyone else had this issue?

Netflix and Tivo

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:52
Is tivo ever going to fix their netflix app.It is very frustrating to have purchased two tivos to use with OTA, netflix and hulu and then have to deal with the apps not working 90% of the time. Having to reboot the tivo and hoping the app will work. It is not my internet connection, it works fine on my roku. Yes I could use my roku but I bought two tivos for a one box solution. Tivo does not seem to care about their customers problems with these apps. They try to blame netflix and netlflix blames them. They have been less than helpful when I have contacted them. Tivo unless you want to get a less than favorable reputation in the industry you need to take these problems seriously and not just blow off your paying customers.

I need help with moca, please.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:25
Ok, I am so confused about moca and I need help!

I want to buy one, so I can use the stream one day, but im really confused.

I have a room in the basement. The router and modem are upstairs and there is no way to get an ethernet cable down to the basement or reach the modem or router.

I have comcast, and one little cable outlet thing behind my tv setup. from what I am understanding, can I buy a single moca adapter, plug it into my tivo, and then connect the coax cable from the adapter to the wall? is that how it works. please explain it relatively simple. I'm no good at networking!

thanks so much!

The Office "The Target" OAD 11/29/2012

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:05
Maybe I'm among the last watching this show, but the last couple episodes have been fun for me.

They sure have been giving Dwight a lot of screen time. He has been much more interesting than Andy lately so this is a good thing.

The guest star last week (no spoilers) was a lot of fun.

The last 60 seconds of "The Target" with Angela and Dwight asking questions of Toby was a riot.

'Game Of Thrones' returns on March 31 sneek peek

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:17
I can't wait for this to start...


Take Shelter, Good Movie or Bag of Suck?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:25
I guess I was just bored or something because I decided to watch this movie. I kind of wish I could get that time back now. The movie had potential but just didn't do enough with it. Some of the scenes were so well done that they felt like you were there and experiencing it. I'm mostly referring to some of the silent moments between the lines. They were so well done that I kept thinking, "Wow, this is about as realistic as you can get."

That being said, I found the ending very unsatisfying. I guess I sort of "got it" but it was still pretty weak, considering how much time and involvement I had invested in it at that point. I think the viewer deserved more.

I've not seen Michael Shannon in much before this, at least not as a major part that I remember well, but he was absolutely amazing in this role. I'm going to have to watch it a few more times just to begin to understand some of the meanings and to better absorb his portrayal of his character. Absolutely mesmerizing.

I don't watch movies this good very often. Maybe that's why they make such an impact when I do.

So for me, it was a damm good movie. I just thought it could be a little more satisfying at the end. So that's the basis for the question in the title of the thread.

Using Amazon Prime On Demand

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:46
Since we dumped Netflix, we have been watching movies from Amazon on Demand through our Series 2 TiVo.

All we have been able to watch, though, are the pay per view movies.

We are Amazon Prime members but we cannot figure out how to get the free Amazon Prime movies & tv shows Via our TiVo. Is this possible to do?

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r10 Music Photos and more

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:02
I had one of my four tivo r10 boxes go bad. I swapped it with a box purchased on ebay and the new r10 offers me a choice "music, photos and more."

I'd like to add this feature to the others. Can someone please share some info on this feature, and how to open it up on my other boxes.


Dexter S07E10 "The Dark… Whatever" 12/02/12

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:56
I was thinking in terms of how the show is going to conclude with season 8. But I was thinking that either Dexter of Debra would have to die. They both can't coexist in the universe of Dexter. Either that and one would have to make a significant change while possible seems unlikely.

Spoiler: Now Debra was in a serious accident, but it is too early for her to die, right?

So Dex killed Hannah's Dad on his boat. He won't be careless enough to leave blood on the boat right? So that eliminates them finding Isaak's blood on the boat.

So Dexter has found love again in Hannah. Will this love be taken away like his mother and Rita? (Because of the phone message.)

Of course this leaves him with the one person woman who has always been there for him; Debra.

TiVo HD TCD652160 w/PLS, Upgraded to 1TB

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:52
If anyone is interested, this PLS unit w/internal drive upgrade is being offered by a fellow TiVo-loving friend of mine, who is not yet eligible to list items for sale in TCF :eek:


It comes from a good, clean, non-smoking home.

EDIT: All his contact info for questions is listed on the eBay page.

Boardwalk Empire -- Margate Sands OAD 12/2

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:48
Now THAT'S a season finale!

Harrow goes Taxi Driver on Rosetti's men. Nucky get's his payback on Gyp. Margaret "brings on her monthly" (that's a new euphemism to me), but still doesn't want to go back to Nucky.

JOOC were there mob wars in AC During Prohibition? The body count in thie episode was huge.

Premiere questions after reading FAQ

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:37
If you can refrain from saying these have been asked before, I have read through the outdated (almost three years) well written FAQ and have the following questions.
I did some additional searching on the more important questions, but I didn't find answers.

In order of importance:

1. Is the 2nd core of the processor enabled yet? As of a year ago, I see it wasn't except for this "Elite" version. If it is, has it sped up the sluggish HD menu? Has it also helped speed up xfers (throughput)?

2. Skip function: Other than the 30 second fast scan, is there some other workaround for the six button routine of the old "skip" function without a fast forward or rewind result?

3. Image caching: Has this been enabled so the system doesn't re-load the images in the Guide?

4. Adding & deleting channels: How do individual channels not in the original scan get added? By just entering the physical channel number, a separate full scan menu entry, or by an "add channel" menu function? Deleted channels are just hidden, not actually removed?

5. CableCards and SDV "tuning adapters". How friendly is this with a TWC system?

6. Adding a 2nd HDD, does the system still "split" the drives making recordings recorded with both drives unaccessible if the 2nd drive is removed? Is there a workaround?

7. WD "MyDVR Expander": Is this only HDD this accepts without whatever mod and/or software those two companies use? Is their workaround available yet?

8. Transfers between the DVR to a PC is allowed, why isn't streaming from one TiVo to another room not?

9. Do these still have ads and just how do they show?

10. Telephone (POTS) connection option: What functions (other than streaming) do you loose with a telephone connection? Is the update once in a 24 hr period? How long does it take?

11. Search: What is meant by "first word" searches? What/who determines the "popularity" of the search results?

12. Does the Premier support DTCP-IP encryption yet?

13. The deleted folder: How much space is reserved & how long are deleted recordings kept?

14. Does "Streambaby" still have the 1.1GB limitation?

15. Does Premiere still Energy Star certified after the stricter regulations went into effect 1/11?

Homeland S2E10 - "Broken Hearts" - 12-2-12

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:28
So the Vice President of the United States has a hackable pacemaker??

Tivo Loses Video over time

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:25
Did some searching for this but didn't find anything like it.

Sometimes I will lose the video/sound output on my Tivo Premiere. I have never experienced the loss of video at the time it occurs so I can't give too many details in that regard.

- Connection to TV is HDMI (occurs with or without HDMI splitter in place)
- TV says 'No Signal'
- Tivo lights appear normal, button presses on the remote are registered on the Tivo (amber light).
- Must reboot Tivo to fix the issue.

It never occurred until a month or so ago, so I would be interested to see a update schedule to find out if the start of the issue coincides with a major/minor update.

Anyone have any thoughts this issue?

TiVo shuts down all other internet

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 07:36
Need help, I had two TiVo series 3's hooked up in my home connected to my network and everything was fine. I was able to transfer shows, surf the web on my laptop (my wife too), everything sync'ed up perfectly. However, I just bought a premier to replace a series 3 and when I connected it and it processed all updates (it accesses the net just fine) it shuts down network access to the rest of the house. No transferring between TiVo's, no surfing on our laptops, no wifi access whatsoever in our house. Could this be a router issue? I am using an old Wireless G router (linksys). Thanks for the help!