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Tivo Series 3 HD - how much?

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 12:15
I have a Series3 HD (TCD648250B) with lifetime service and Tivo wireless N adapter that I am considering selling. Comes with all original stuff and original box....what do you think I can get for it?

Folders in "My Shows"?

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:52
Is it possible to create folders in "My Shows" on my Tivo Premiere Elite XL4? For example: I want all the recorded Dexter shows to be in a folder named Dexter..etc.

Please add a way to review Season Pass spec.

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:39
I have many season passes setup on my three TiVo units. It would be great to be able to see all the information about my season passes on the same screen in a database format. It should show the day of the week, time of day and recording length. This way I would be able to see if there was a time conflict without finding out about the conflict by having something not record. I realize that some of these parameters change when programs are moved from one time slot to another but at least I could see conflicts when I create the pass.
Love my TiVo ... :)

4 TB Tivos at Weaknees

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:12
Weaknees is now selling 4tb, single drive, Roamios. 630 hours of HD.

$600 to $750 depending on which Roamio, basic, plus or pro.

Constant Reboots after Power Failure (UPS)

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 10:26
We had a long (1 & 1/2 hours) power outage on Wednesday and I have my TiVo connected to a UPS. Ever since the power outage almost every time I turn on the TV (also connected to the UPS), the TiVo reboots. It's almost as if there's too much initial power for the UPS to handle when turning the devices on so this causes the brief power loss and causes the TiVo to reboot. Could that be the case? Should I leave the Premiere disconnected from the UPS? I seem to remember reading that the TiVo and UPS's don't get along very well?

Clone Tivo XL4 hard drive?

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 09:23
New to the forum and can't seem to find a definitive answer..

I have a Tivo XL4 (2TB) and I would like to clone the hard drive to a new 2TB hard drive (as a spare backup). Any help would be greatly appreciated.


mini with raomio and xl4

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 09:18
I have a 6 tuner roamio that i use for all my recording. I have an xl4 that i use in the kitchen until i decide if i want to sell it or not. Can i put a mini in the bedroom and use one of the tuners from the xl4 and if so will i still be able to watch stuff recorded on the roamio? I'd rather not tie up one of the roamio tuners as i don't record anything in kitchen now and don't need 4 tuners.

Roamio - Adding External Storage

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 07:50
I am contemplating expanding the storage on my Roamio Plus.

An external eSATA drive seems least painful from an install/moving recordings an internal replacement would require. Is the Roamio limited to the My Book AV DVR Expander from Western Digital?

I no longer have a functional PC with eSATA drive ports, so I might be a bit limited on a winmfs-based approach.

What are my options? Should I just bite the bullet and switch out the internal drive??

30 Second Advance

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 05:06
I'm wondering if this is just my Roamio. The advance goes in fast forward instead of all at once. I liked it a whole lot better the other way. Is there someplace in settings to change this?

1xFF closed captioning w/Roamio?

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 01:07
After over a week in pure hell trying to get my Roamio working with our Cox Cable Card we finally got it sort of working enough to record a couple shows. Problem is I am finding that the closed captioning is not working when you are 1X fast forwarding. I have had an older 2 tuner non-HD TIVo for years and years and I use this feature ALL the time to skim through boring parts of shows. I miss this terribly. Please tell me this feature is not gone! This is one of the major things that sets Tivo apart from the other DVR's!

This has all been such a headache that I don't know how much more I can take!:(

Roamio Pro - Macroblocking errors across entire picture on all tuners - Reboot fixed

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 00:01
I had a very strange experience today with my Roamio Pro unit. I got home from work and turned on the TV to find every tuner and every channel I tuned to basically be showing an entire screen of macroblocking problems. Occasionally pieces of the show would appear but mostly macroblocking and no audio. I figured something was just generally wrong with the signal, but my Internet connectivity was fine. So I switched over the my Premiere XL4 and everything was fine there too. I rebooted the Roamio and when it came back up, everything was fine.

So somehow it got into some strange state where it behaved like it had poor signal quality on everything, but a reboot fixed it.

I hate when something happens that makes me question how much I can trust it when I don't check it every day.

Parental Controls and the live preview

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 23:42
Is this a new issue that the live preview (or whatever you call the small video window in the top corner of the menus) will show things that it shouldn't when Parental Controls are enabled?

My 3rd grader figured it out this morning to watch a show we had recorded for the kids but apparently wasn't allowed by the ratings. So the kids just watched it in the small box! Thank goodness that's all they watched.

I'm missing Kids Zone more and more...

Did I get trolled?

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 22:54
Not really sure what to make of what happened in this thread


and it looks like the OP isn't coming back to say.


Mini losing Netflix logon info

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:57
... anybody experience this??? It happens when it's not used for a period of time. It's on a UPS if it matters. As for as I can tell it doesn't reboot on it's own. I looked if there was an "Uptime" counter, but can't see any paging threw system/network settings.

New Mini issue....

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:45
Today, had a new Mini experience that has not happened to me before.

Turned on display. Blue screen, with the "wait a moment" little circle thing rather than the normal behavior where it asks if you want live TV, etc.

Waited 20 minutes, just to give it time. Never changed. No response via remote. Only recourse was to unplug mini. After about a 7 minute boot cycle, it came up normally.

No power issues (it's behind a UPS), no Fios issues, nothing happened to the host, etc. It just barfed for no apparent reason.

Just sharing in case anyone else has experienced this new feature.

Premiere stops responding to remote commands while streaming ...

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:10
On two recent occasions, my Premiere XL completely stopped responding to remote commands while I was streaming a show from one of my other boxes. Once the show ended, I was then able to once again control the machine normally. Has anyone else experienced something like this?

Roamio Basic internal temperature

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:06
Does anyone know what the internal temperature should be in the Roamio? Mine is reporting 45 degrees Celsius, while my premieres are in the 30's. I was moving the Roamio and noticed the right side was very warm to the touch.

Different internet / video provider

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:39
My dad has Cox video and FIOS internet - for various reasons. The Premiere XL4 has a wireless adaptor to FIOS. Can I install the Moca adaptors between this XL4 and a Mini - and would the XL4 be smart enough to share video through Moca and still use the wireless adaptor to FIOS for Tivo and guide updates?

Tivo to TiVo Transfer Problems

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:19
I jsut replaced a Series 2 with another Series 2. On the one I installed. When I record a shows (I have tried a number of different ones), if I try transferring it to another TIVO, the shows always have a red x next to them and it won't allow the shows to be transferred. I can record the same shows on other TIVOs so it is not a copyright issue, but I am stuck and haven't been able to receive an answere from TIVO support as how to fix the problem.

I would appreciate some help if anyone knows the solution.

New install of pytivo

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 19:17
I am using the older version pytivo from 2009. I trying to use the newer version but I do not understand some of it.
This is what what i have for tivodecode ffmpeg


4. Grab a 32 or 64 bit build of FFmpeg for pyTivo: Recent builds of FFmpeg for Windows are available at: http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/. The FFmpeg 1.1 (08-Jan-2013) Static build appears to work well. An older build of FFmpeg known to work well with pyTivo is also available at: http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download.php?id=323.

5. Copy the ffmpeg.exe file from step 5 to \<install folder>\bin\. If the directory does not exist, create it.

6. To properly handle .tivo files grab the special version of tivodecode: http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/download.php?id=196

7. Drop the tivodecode files into \<install folder>\bin\.

8. If you are using Windows Firewall, add a Windows Firewall exception for UDP 5353 so that Windows won’t block pyTivo’s new zeroconf share announcements. (The most common reason pyTivo shares don’t show up or disappear from the Now Playing list on the Tivo is firewall blockages)

9. Start pyTivo by executing the file \<install folder>\pytivo.py.

10. Now that it's running, point your browser to http://localhost:9032. You should get the pyTivo home page:

what does it mean by this" 9. Start pyTivo by executing the file \<install folder>\pytivo.py."? How do start it I tried run and from a cmd window?