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TiVO glo remote controlling an S3 AND S4

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:56
I recently obtained a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo and it came with a glo remote. I like this glo remote and will probably use it in my bedroom for the Premiere in there. I see how it has the 1-2 switch on it so it can control 2 TiVos.

Since this S3 might just be used for an additional tuner for recording purposes & has the clock on the front, I thought about putting it in the same bedroom that has the Premiere.

Will this glo remote with the 1-2 switch be able to control the S3 and S4 independently? If so, how do you set this up? I ask because I had similar circumstance years ago with an S2 and S3 in the same room, but could never get a 1-2 TiVo remote to control each independently.

TiVo Whole Home

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:11
TiVo Whole Home Advertisement

I just saw an advertisement from TiVo representing their “TiVo Whole Home”. I actually find this rather funny; one of my biggest complaints about TiVo is that it isn't whole home or even really whole home friendly. Want to watch on a second TV? Purchase another TiVo!!!!! :)

A six tuner Premier and distributed TiVo Minis that do not permanently co-op a tuner, then we are getting closer to a whole home solution, but today?

I just do not think adding the TiVo stream and the 10 year old TiVo desktop constitutes a “Whole Home Solution”.

Restless on Sundance

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:49
I can't find an earlier thread on this but I recall complaining that I had been able to record the second of the two episodes in this short series but had missed the first. What really got me was that each of the two eps had been shown only twice, and both on the same day. Missed one, missed forever.

Well, I saved the second ep hoping to some day find the first and I now see that Sundance is rerunning this series, again one time only, later this month. Details Here.

Premier Favorites List

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:38
Tivo Premier 4 user, just switched from Comcast Cisco DVR.

Is there any way to set up more than 1 Favorite channel list on the
Premier Series 4.

Thanks

Defective Tivo XL4

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:25
I bought a brand new TiVo XL4 off of eBay for $350. I picked up a cable card from Comcast and called the self-install number. The card validated and connected but none of the authorization information appeared on the conditional access screen.

I called TiVo technical support and told them about the conditional access screen problem. The agent was nice and courteous and was pretty confident it was a Comcast problem (probably a bad card, wrong pairing information or something wrong with the DAC (headend)). So I picked up 3 different cable cards and spent MANY hours with wonderful Comcast tech support agents (1-855-425-9120). 2 different advanced Techs assured me that everything was correct on their end (they even confirmed with my local Atlanta headend)

I called TiVo back and they agreed to do an RMA and send me a different TiVo. I then put the same cable card in the new unit, called Comcast self-pairing hotline and 1 minute later I have all my channels.


I should have bought the TiVo from a retailer. Lesson Learned. MANY hours wasted assuming Comcast was the problem. I really hope TiVo tech support reads this and sees that the cable company is not always the problem.

TL;DR - Wasted time troubleshooting with Comcast when I actually had a defective TiVo XL4.

Modern Family "Fulgencio" 1-23-13

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 08:16
"Were in a house of God, dammit"

Loved Lily telling everyone to call a Wahambulance.

But Luke stole the show with the Godfather parody at the end.

Smash "On Broadway" (S2E1) - available on internet

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:36
The first hour of the two-hour Smash season 2 premiere (technically the first of two episodes that air the first night; they are separate episodes) is available on NBC.com:
http://www.nbc.com/smash/video/on-broadway/n31452/
It may also be available via other sources as well.

It premieres on the air Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9/8 Central.

Series 3 trade in offers & options?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:00
I currently have 2 dual tuner Premieres (1 monthly, 1 lifetime) & a lifetime S3 (OLED) unit. I recently got a hold of another working S3 (OLED) TiVo that has no service on it and trying to figure out what I can maybe do with it in terms of upgrade offers.

I'm seeing various offers here telling about transferring an S3 subscription to a new Premiere. Or TiVo offering a lifetime on the S3 for $99 if I get a Premiere 4. Can't remember it exactly, but in the past, I think TiVo offered trade-ins programs for these S3s if they weren't working where I actually send them the unit and they send me some sort of replacement (either S3 or an S4 w/ additional money)

My monthly Premiere unit comes up for renewal here in May & I am possibly interested in replacing it with a Premiere 4 so am intrigued by some of these offers. Any suggestions, recommendations or opinions on what I could do or a direction to possibly go here that involves this newly acquired Series 3?

Supernatural - "LARP and The Real Girl" - 1/23/13

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 02:08
Ummm.... Did that just happen? Did we have a happy episode of SPN? Did Sam...... SAM WINCHESTER.... initiate FUN? :eek:

I don't know how to handle an episode that doesn't make me want to curl up in a ball and cry. Felicia Day was awesome, as usual. They can keep bringing her back.

Dean and Charlie talking strategy with her board was hilarious. He's such a closet nerd. Then how excited he was to get into costume but pretending not to be. Jensen is so great at that type of acting.

I really have nothing else to say but the following .......

Spoiler:
Oh and sorry but this here.........
Spoiler:
Can Sam just keep his hair like that for a bit? I'm really weirdly loving it.

Favorite Channels + Multiple Units

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:04
I wish I could copy a channel list from one unit to another. It is such a hassle to manually set each unit up with the channel list. It would be great to be able to do it on line!

NYC TWC Cablecard update

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:49
Hmmmm...so I don't know if I should be worried, but both of my cablecards started a firmware upgrade about 30 minutes ago and I'm not sure if they're stuck. It downloaded the new firmware and started doing its thing, but now I'm at a cable card screen that says, "Failed to load 'CableCARD///apps/OobFdc.html' ".

After about 5 minutes or so, it goes back to live TV for a few seconds before another TiVo message pops up saying the cablecard is upgrading it's firmware. It doesn't download data again, only shows the same error message.

Any other TWC users in NYC experiencing this?

3 Different TiVo Premiere XLs Rebooting Repeatedly. Please Help.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:48
Hello, I've been fighting this problem now for a very, very long time now and have had every tech that Time Warner can offer over my house multiple times with zero resolution to the problem. At this point they won't even come over my house without charging me for a support call.

Usually the issue goes away after a month or two but i just can't take this anymore.

My problem is this:

I have three Tivo Premiere XL boxes. All of them are using Cable Card M. Here is how my problem manifests itself:

The cable signal begins to pixelate and then overall the Tivo stops being responsive to all commands (or the commands get very delayed). The video will then become stuttery - indicating drop outs - but the audio will be fine. Then the box will invariably reboot and when it comes back to life the signal will be fine with no issues for between five minutes to an hour before it comes back again, forcing the TiVo to reboot once again.

This happens on ALL THREE TIVOS. They are each in different rooms with different lines run to them. I have had Time Warner here who claims that the signal level is perfect. They went to the pole and even replaced the line from the pole to my house.

Last time this occurred (today) I recorded the issue on my cell phone where I was able to get into the DVR diagnostics screen before my remote commands stopped being recognized. SNR was around 37db and signal strength was about 72 during the stuttering but it normally hovers around 92. Can anyone give me any insight?

I've run all the kickstarts and the smart tests and everything seems to be fine. Last time I had a Time Warner supervisor tech here he claimed I had three bad tivos, which i think is ridiculous since the three tivos are perfect but all seem to break at the same time, then the problem goes away on all three of them at the same time too.

I'm at my wits end. I want to keep my Tivos and hate time warner but i'm afraid i might have to get rid of all three of these (since AT&T - the only other cable provider in my area isn't TiVo compatible).

Please help!

And Thank you!!!

Dead Hard Drive in Premiere

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:15
I have a Tivo Premiere TCD746320 and the hard drive is completely dead. I've been doing some research as to how to repair it but everything I've found so far is basically copying an existing drive and InstantCake doesn't have software for my model. I have a bunch of hard drives that I could put in it if I could find an image or software for it and really don't want to pay $100-200 for a replacement drive just because it has the software knowing that the hard drives I have would work.

Thanks in advance for any help here and my apologies if this issue has been addressed somewhere else in the forum and I've missed it.

Verizon FIOS: phone number for CableCard automated pairing

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:51
Expecting XL4 tomorrow, going to use CableCard currently installed on TiVo HD. Evidently, need to re-pair this card because I subscribe to all premier channels. Read a lot about successful automated pairing over telephone but could never find this magic number to call.
Found 888-897-7499 but this is for Verizon set-top only because it requests activation number that comes with letter from Verizon.
Sure, I can call Verizon but hope the automated service will save time and nerves.
If anyone knows this number please share ASAP (:))

Shows wont fully delete

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:13
Not sure exactly how to describe my problem. Basically I had 2 episodes of Family Guy recorded as TiVo suggestions. There was also 1 new episode recorded. I deleted the 2 suggestions and noticed it still showed 3 episodes in my Family Guy folder. There are blank spots where the 2 deleted episodes should be. I can highlight the blank spots, but pressing the delete key does nothing. Also if I attempt to open the Family Guy folder on the iPad TiVo app the app crashes. Any idea on how to get them to fully delete?

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regular premier recoding 4 shows?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 15:58
It seems that since the regular premier can record 2 shows on OTA or 2 shows on cable, it would suggest that each tuner is a dual-tuner. So why can't it record 4 shows, 2 OTA + 2 cable?
I doubt there is hardware limitation. Since the premier 4 can record 4 cable shows, it doesn't seem like the HDD or interface would bandwidth limited.
I wonder if Tivo would be releasing another version of premier to do what I suggested, 2+2 recording. I would think it's just a software tweak to make this happen.

What Hard Drive for HD XL TCD658000

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:56
I have two (2) HD XL (150hrs) Model TCD658000. I think the hard drives might be going bad. I get reboot lockups and gray screen. The capacitors look good. I copied the hard drive images a few years ago after getting the units using WinMFS.

What WD hard drives are compatible? I read warnings about WD green hard drives. All of the threads I read are a catch all and out dated.

I would like advice on what 1TB hard drives to get and will WinMFS restore the image to a new hard drive without any problems?

Thanks

So what's the deal??

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 14:50
Tivo has some killer good deals on equipment right now.

What's going on?

Is this stuff obsolete and being cleared out for bigger and better models?

Should a prospective buyer wait and see what's down the pipe? Or take advantage of what is being offered now?

Inquiring minds want to know.

black gold (any ep)

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:54
a true soap opera with all men. i'm almost caught up with this season and have no doubt that the boss is going to jail. not taking his atty's advice was just stupid

and the drama 'at home' and stuff just is over the top staged...well i hope it is. like moving in a roomie without telling the other roomie..just absurd.

i see that the CGI guy from ice road truckers found a place on this show..the scenes are comical.

dropping a wrench in the hole was a bit funny, something so simple could have cost them big money but my 1st thought was big magnet, i just didnt realize they actually had one lol. my bet it it's just for things like this and the drama was so needless

i love when the supervisor comes on site to yell at the guys. also the landowner coming to see them seems really forced and out of place. i didnt hear about any signs of litter, speeding, firing guns or anything like that other woman had a few years ago

Problem with DN Fox e sd feed

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:35
I have 2 DTV tivos (sd), both receivers show a 96/97 strength for TP30, yet one gets breakup (live and recording) on Fox, the other does not. Other DN's record fine.
I've been messing with DTV since the initial trials in MS and LA but this old boy be lost.

(note I posted similar on DirectV forum)

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