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Sons of Anarchy -- no sound?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:06
Am I the only one who doesn't have sound on Sons of Anarchy tonight?

Usually with the extra-long episodes I save them for the next day so I can go to bed early. Tonight, I wanted to watch the finalé. Good thing...it would have sucked to try tomorrow and have to wait for another showing. Now I can try to get one overnight.

Wireless cable tv extenders and tivo

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:44
Do the wireless cable extenders work with the Tivos? How about the old Series 2 Tivos?

I'm just looking for options for my garage which is detached and I don't want to run a coaxial cable across my driveway and patio to get tv in the garage. I have a series 2 tivo but i can't get it to connect to my network to transfer shows from my other tivos.

Just thinking maybe wireless cable extender might solve the problem.


Cox Orange County HD Channel Screw Job

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:52
Cox in Orange County California has implemented a complete screwing of long-time digital HD subscribers using Tivos!:mad:

A number of the channels you might have received for years in premium HD tiers have been removed for good. Many HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz subchannels have been blocked. You will only get a few of the premium channels from each. A number of miscellaneous channels such as the cooking channel HD have also been block.

So now you get to enjoy viewer channels on your Tivos for the same or even higher prices:eek:

Why you ask? It so Cox can try and squeeze even more money out of their shrinking pool of customers. You now have to sign up for their TRIO service for 30 to 50 bucks a month and use their crappy DVR to get all the HD channels you were getting before.

Over the last few months I've notice HD channels disappearing on my Tivos and my regular Cox digital STBs.

I just installed a new Tvio XL4 over the weekend and had to roll a tech out to check out the line. I showed him the missing HD channels and he didn't say a word about TRIO. He just ran around checking signal strength and noise levels. After pressing him he finally called his supervisor and was told to tell me those channels are not available to non TRIO subscribers. Gee Cox thanks for informing me that my channels were being decreased but my month fees were not.

I love the new XL4. PQ is much better then my old HD unit. Too bad Cox has gone down the toilet. I think a 26 year customer that spends over $200 a month with them should be treated more open and honestly. Oh well I guess I need to start looking for alternatives.

Slow powerline adapters

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:29
I am using the Actiontec PWR500 powerline adapters. My house is only seven years old and the adapters are probably only about 15 feet from my router. Today I transferred a one hour HD recording from my Premier to my Premier 4 just to see how fast the network was (my streaming is dismal) and it took almost 4 hours at a rate of 3.5 Mb/s. Earlier today I used one of the adapters on my laptop and tested the download speed and it topped out at 16Mb/s. My internet connection is 50 Mb. What the heck? Why is this setup so slow from TiVo to TiVo?

Netflix, how can I get decent content?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:24
The Tivo Netflix interface is terrible. When I registered on Netflix online I went through a number of self-selection exercises ranking genres and individual shows/movies. Consequently, when online I'm offered plenty of interesting choices. However, through Tivo (activated with the same account) I'm recommended kids animation, anime, vapid comedies and other junk I wouldn't watch in a million years. Short of ranking every "suggestion" with my slow Tivo remote how can I get a better selection?


"Stress" causing reboot?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:24
Is there any extra "stress" on the TiVo that occurs when you switch from "live" tv to a recorded show?

Is there "stress" induced when you try to transfer a recording from your TiVo to your computer?

My TiVo is having reboot issues occasionally even when left alone overnight. But it will almost certainly reboot if I try to transfer a recording or switch from Live TV to a recording.

As I noted in another post, I replaced the Power Supply and ran TiVo's SMART Hard Drive test (and it passed all the tests).

HELP~!?~? HDCP digital rights management issue

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:35
I'm trying to hook up a brand new Pioneer AVR and my Tivo is giving me trouble. It is giving me Tivo Error messages that say HDMI Not Permitted...and goes on about the tv or audio receiver not being compatible with HDCP digital rights management standards.

What the heck is this all about? I've never had this problem before???

Netflix to use Sony PlayStation as 'primary development platform'

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:37
Found this interesting:

Netflix to use Sony PlayStation as 'primary development platform:


Rebooting Issues even w/new PS

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:20
I am having a major issue w/my TiVo rebooting.

At first I assumed a bad hard drive but I ran the TiVo HD (hard drive) tests and both the internal and external drive passed.

Then i called TiVo and they suggested I talk to Weaknees. Weaknees figured out it was a Power Supply issue (and indeed a capacitor was blown). Got a new Power Supply from Weaknees. It worked for 3 days and is not rebooting again.

Ran another HD tests and both internal and external drive passed. Power supply looks good. . .no blown caps this time.

Any thoughts? It seems to be steady when watching live TV but reboots when I try to watch a recording. It also reboots when I try to transfer a recording to my laptop.

Can it be an HD issue even if it passes the HD Smart Tests?

I should note that I have a 4 year old TiVo HD w/an eternal drive.

Very frustrating.

Copying programs to my computer on another network

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:47
I believe I already know the answer but Ill ask anyway. I had to go to my brothers in another state for personal reasons. I have tivo plus.
Is there a way to transfer shows off my tivo to his tivo or my computer here?

Tivo Series 2 and guest network

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:44
I'm giving my old series 2 tivo to my daughter to use in the garage apartment. Because it's too far away from my router, I bought a Linksys RE1000 extender to use with my Linksys E4200 router which broadcasts a 5ghz signal and a 2.4ghz signal (guest network). The extender only uses 2.4 signal so the tivo will have to connect to the guest network.

Problem: the tivo won't connect. I've been told the wireless adapter only uses 5ghz signal but this adapter is pretty old and I'm pretty sure it uses the 2.4 signal.

I think the problem may be related to the guest network. It is not encrypted but it does require a password before allowing access. I can connect via a laptop from the garage apartment.

The tivo never asks for a password.

Are there any hacks or tricks to let this tivo access my guest network? If not, what do I need to do to let my tivo connect to my other tivos on my network so she can transfer shows?


Screensaver when pausing

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:35
It's been awhile since I've been to the forums (oddly, exactly 5 years ago today, in fact!), it's good to see they're still running strong.

I got the new THR-22 a couple of weeks ago, and have a question about the bouncing logo screensaver -- is there any way to turn it off, or at least what's the quickest way to clear it? Sometimes I need to pause for many minutes while watching a recorded show and the screensaver comes on, and I have a witch of a time getting it to clear off.

Is there an easy fix?


Tivo Series 2 - with Lifetime

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:20
Selling my Tivo Series 2, with Lifetime.

Includes Tivo, remote, tivo approved wireless adapter, rca cables if needed, and original box.

Works great, but no longer needed since we have a Premier.

$125 / obo. Includes shipping to continental US.

PM me if interested.

Once Upon a Time - S2E09 - "Queen of Hearts" - OAD 12/02/2012

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:43
Whaaaaaat???? Cora is the Queen of Hearts???? Who saw THAT coming!?!?! :rolleyes:

Glad they tied up a few loose ends:

How Cora got out of Wonderland.
How the corner of FTL was untouched by the curse.
How Hook took Aurora's heart.
How people can readily tied up their defenseless friends and leave them behind to die.
How dwarves stand too close when other people are kissing. :)

A co-worker wondered "How did Gold know that the returnees would emerge at the well?" Beats me!

And where did Hook's ship come from? He had a beanstalk seed portal activator... how did all of that work?

What Happened to Megazone?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:47
So does anyone know what happened to Megazone?

Seems like I haven't seen any posts by him in awhile and nothing new on his blog since last July.

24: are you gonna watch the entire thing again?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:55
i no longer have directv but saw they are starting it in january. i do remember in the beginning it was great..then it sucked..then it went to being ok...then it was time for it to die

but i would like to see the 1st season again for sure :up:

BBC's Connected Red Button launches on TiVo

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:20
Looks kind of cool.


But I've set my sights even lower. I'd settle for getting Xfinity on Demand via TiVo in Chicago within a year of when it launched in San Francisco.

So how good are the new DirecTv Tivos?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:10
I used to have one of the old DrirecTivos and i loved it. how are the new ones? do they have all the Tivo Premier ability like Netflix and ect or are they striped down versions?

Two button press input change for THR22

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:40
I have an LG TV with a magic wand remote that requires two button presses to change inputs. Programming the THR22 remote will bring up the input source screen but I have no way of hitting "enter" to then select the input.

This THR22 is located behind a wall, so getting another universal remote would require getting an RF remote and I'm not interested in spending that type of money for this setup. It's an outside TV that we don't use that often.

Is there a solution for this issue?


Cablecard Firmware update

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 07:53
When I turned on my Premiere XL4 this morning the black and gray cable card screen was displayed. it said "Firmware update failed". It would not respond to remote commands at all. I check my regular 2 tuner Premiere in my den and it was the same. I pulled the plug on both and they rebooted. After they came to the menus both units just keep flashing back and forth between the menus and cablecard screens. The update progress was increasing so I just let them run. After about 20 minutes the menus came back and everything worked fine. Anyone else have a firmware update? I have Time Warner Cable in Central NY.