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Down to my last video output :-(

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 13:39

Hello all, I have a tivo series 3 HD, here not to long ago my hdmi quit working which is a common issue when they get older I found out. So I switched to component output, this morning no video again, after trying different cables to no avail I tried RCA and wala I got a picture, but now on analog not digital. I took the cover off and checked out the caps, the power supply shows all the right voltages without a load on it. any help will be appreciated, I'm out of town sometimes for a day or two so might not reply right away. Thanks again

MoCa vs ethernet

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 12:35
I have a new TiVo Premiere 4 and an "old" TiVo HD (2 tuners). I have an Ethernet line connected to my Premier. There is no Ethernet connection near the HD so i am currently using a wireless adapter for the daily updates and transfers between the two Tivos. I am thinking about running an Ethernet line from my router to the HD. I also have one MoCa adapter (it came as part of a package I bought that included the Premiere, a TiVo Stream and a MoCa adapter). I can run the Ethernet line for a few bucks whereas a second MoCa adapter is around $50. Which is a better choice for me? My primary reason for doing all this is to speed up transfers between the two TiVos. My understanding is that is I want to go the MoCa route I need 2 MoCa adapters (1 between the modem and router and 1 for the TiVo HD).


Tivo mini + wifi bridge

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 10:19
I received my Tivo mini yesterday and wanted to share my experience setting it up (as the internet is fairly void of this information).

I have it running quite well using a wireless bridge, however I wouldn't recommend it for most folks. Wireless is a fickle technology, and not something you want to depend on for a high speed constant connection if you can avoid it.

That said, my bedroom doesn't have a cable connection to use Moca, I'm not drilling holes between rooms to run ethernet, and I didn't want to spend the money on a powerline network adapter knowing the chances weren't great it would work with the rooms being on separate circuits.

So, I purchased a cheap wifi router that supports wireless bridge mode, set it up to connect to my broadband router (which the tivo elite plugs into), made sure I was using the 'cleanest' wifi channel (using inSSIDer), and crossed my fingers.

The Tivo mini worked as I would expect. Setup was fine, no lag. The only difference I notice comparing it to my Elite is that the video is choppier when fast forwarding, making it harder to tell when to hit play when you get through commercials. Having not tried it elsewhere, I'm not sure if that's normal for the Mini or due to bandwidth.

This is not something I would configure for my family. Getting wifi bridge mode setup isn't something to mess with if you haven't heard of it or worked with it before. Also, I live in an area where I can only see one other wifi network (the neighbor). You might very well run into problems in even moderately crowded wifi areas.

So, that's my experience. I just wanted to throw out there that it is possible, I can understand why Tivo doesn't support it, and make your own decision if the risk of it not working is worth it to you if wifi is your only option.

THX video on TiVo premiere XL. How to recover it?

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 09:44
I just got a TiVo premiere XL and clear and deleted everything to set it up and seems like I deleted the THX video.

I have researched this issue and all the threads seem to be a couple of years old.

Has anyone figured out a way to get this back? Or recover this file? Will TiVo push this video back out to the box?

Some recordings have no sound

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 08:08
On three occasions in the past two weeks a recorded show has no sound at all. This is on a one year old Elite. Each time it was a different channel. How can I troubleshoot this? It could be Comcast or it could be the TiVO--how to tell?

Wireless Adapter & U-verse Internet?

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 07:26
I am moving and have to switch from at&t dsl to U-verse. They are sending me a new "wireless gateway". I have been using the dsl wireless gateway and Tivo wireless adapter (about 5 years old, I suspect it is of the "G" series) on my Tivo HD. I should point out my programming is OTA only and will remain so. Will my current equipment be able to connect to the internet through this new U-verse equipment? If not, could I connect the Tivo to the gateway with a Ethernet wire? A wired connection did not work with my current set-up as it seems the dsl wireless gateway puts "password protection" even on the Ethernet ports and there is no way to enter a password into the Tivo menu when it only detects a wired connection.
Any help will be appreciated, I am not expert at this stuff, but that is my best understanding of the situation.

How to navigate large amounts of Suggestions?

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 06:12
Is there some trick that I am not aware of to navigate large amounts of Suggestions for those of us that have large hard drives (Elite)? It takes a long time to maneuver through each page to see what has been recorded. Is there a way to group Suggestions or search them for easy access? Sometimes I'll just leave a show I recorded/watched in my shows just so I can also have the Suggestions of the same show easily accessible but this isn't an ideal solution.

Power Problems

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 01:42
Hello im not very technical about all of this so will try to explain this how i know best.
My Tivo keeps losing power.
I have checked the power cable when i plug it back in it boots up with the red light to say it has power, and I can only assume that somewhere in the start up of it it shuts back down with no power showing to the box.
Is there anything I can do to fix it , or has it died and i have to tell my kids there is no more tivo :confused:

NIM100 + Premiere XL4 + Mini...MoCA issues!?!?!?

Sat, 03/16/2013 - 00:13
I have 2 NIM100s on my network and those seem to talk to each other. One of the NIM100s will talk to my XL4 but not the other. I added a Mini to the mix and it won't talk to anything. If I put 3 NIM100s without anything else on there, everything talks. I am checking this with the status screen on the NIM100 where it shows the speeds between devices.

Is it possible the TiVos don't talk to the NIMs so well? Or is there some other configuration I should do? Changing the mode on the NIMs to client?

This is really frustrating.

Here is the status screen with 1 XL4 and 3 NIM100s

d3b7b8: NIM100
d29d08: NIM100
1f20ce: NIM100
408ac2: XL4

If I move them around I get the same result....just with the numbers in a different order. I'm thinking I may just need to have the TiVos be the bridge, or get the MoCA bridge from TiVo since my TiVos are no where near my network drops....hence MoCA!

Banner says "To be announced", while guide shows the right title

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 23:35
Subject says it all. I'm watching a show right now, and the banner is showing "To be announced" but, when I press the Guide button, the proper list of show names comes up.

Any ideas?

Mini Update

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 23:05
I've had my minis for a few days now, but it looks like tonight I have an update scheduled. Anyone else?

What temperatures are people seeing on their TiVo Mini?

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 23:03
What temperatures are people seeing on their TiVo Mini?

My first one is showing 43 to 44 degrees. My second one is showing 46 to 47 degrees.

Wrong programs in Folder

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 21:02
This is a weird one. I have one folder which shows the content of another folder when I look in the folder.

The two folders in question are

Modern Marvels

F1 is showing 23 items in it, MM is showing 3. When I open the F1 folder, I see the three Modern Marvels shows. Its still says "FORMULA ONE RACING" at the top, but also says 3 episodes.

The F1 shows are there in the HD Recordings folder. They're also there is I turn off the groups. So I can get to them if I want to watch them, but this is sounding like a corrupt disk, no good ever comes of this and it usually just gets worse. They didn't sort themselves out when I turned off groups and turned them back on again.

I've already tried rebooting the machine, no change.

The 23 shows were in the folder last night I was watching one. I also watched one this morning via MRS.

I tried ringing support but got cut off at 7pm. He didn't seem to have anymore ideas than rebooting and turning groups on/off.

Use Bose Remote to Control Tivo - Delete Button Missing

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 19:39
I use the Bose remote to control everything in my entertainment center, including the TiVo. Yes, the TiVo remote is great, but the Bose remote is like a Harmony - it does it all.

Except I can't find the Delete key!:mad: All other buttons are replicated one-for-one (including 30-second skip, 6-second rewind, the TiVo button, ...). Has anyone else figured this out?

Lasted four days!!

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 18:31
Got my Mini on Sunday. It worked fine for four days. On day five it locked up while changing channels. I got the spinning channel change indicator but the channel never changes. I tried reset and all the other diagnostics to no avail.

Tivo support suggested a return to BB which I will do tomorrow. I have never had the whiff of a problem with any TIVO product. Just got unlucky this time. :(

hdmi signal getting weak?

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 17:30
Have searched forums for this problem but haven't seen it mentioned so far. Several months ago my (652160) Tivo/Onkyo/Sony setup started a new behavior. When powered up (the Tivo stays on, of course) the picture would take several more seconds to show up than the sound. Was using hdmi through the Onkyo and onto Sony display. This was a minor nuisance until it got to become an unreasonably long time and then quit getting a picture signal (from hdmi) at all. I switched to component out and have been getting a signal but it's taking 3 or 4 minutes to show up.

First, Onkyo has a history of weak hdmi boards so I assume it could be the weak link. I'm still relying on signal coming in from the Tivo via component but then sent to Sony via hdmi cable. What doesn't fit with the Onkyo theory is that my DVD/Blu Ray player shows up immediately. And, I've switched cables and hdmi ports to test. No difference.

Added to this was a spate of recent rebooting. The unit still runs fine but occasionally reboots, mostly when I'm using it to stream Netflix or do something unusual.

Just replaced the hard drive (I wanted more recording time anyway) and that's all gone swimmingly. While having the Tivo apart I took a look at the capacitors and noticed one that was domed. None were leaking and no others showed any doming. Didn't have a chance to check voltage while there but, along with a further visual inspection, that'll be my next move.

I'm curious if anyone has experienced the hdmi signal degrading as a result of the caps going bad. Any experience with hdmi signal degrading otherwise? Hoping it's not a bad MB since it's a lifetime unit.

Thanks all in advance. Awesome being able to come here and learn.


Is Your TiVo Mini Remote Scratched Up?

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 16:28

Unpacked my TiVo Mini earlier today and was surprised to see the Mini remote "scratched" up. I don't know how many TiVo remotes I've had over the years, but I currently have 4 or 5 and none are marked like this. I assume it's a manufacturing defect of some sort as each button opening has one or more lines associated with it. I can't actually feel the scratch/mark so wonder if it's under a gloss finish or something? Not a deal breaker and nothing I would even notice in day to day usage, but it seems like each successive remote since the original Glo is cheaper than the last.

Xfinity Vod Gsm-7 Error

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:49
My new Premiere 4 was delivered late yesterday afternoon (more like early evening). I put in the multi-stream cable card (Comcast) and did the guided setup (in that order). I had the cable card paired before completing the setup so I had to get it paired again when I finished the setup. All of my channels are working including premium. Unfortunately, the VOD is not working. When I click on the Xfinity on Demand icon I am unable to get anywhere. What I get is the following message displayed on my screen:

Request failed. Please try again. If problem continues please call
your cable operator. Reference (GSM-7) when calling. The locale code
is (tivocardio-ch2-a5p.comcast.com).

In addition I am also not able to connect to the Amazon on demand service. I also bought the TiVo Stream which is working fine.

I've called both TiVo and Comcast. Neither of them recognize the error code/message. However, TiVo does see something strange. Although I did the setup of my Premiere about 20 hours ago, none of their records or logs show that I've connected to the TiVo servers AT ALL (not even for the initial setup). They are quite surprised that I have now got 2 weeks of program guide data and have a functioning to-do list and seasons passes.

The TiVo tech told me that mine is maybe the third call she knows of referencing this behavior. She said she will email the next level of support to bring this problem to their attention. She also gave me the toll free number for Comcast level 2 support (I've been on hold for about 90 minutes now).

I bought the Premiere (1) for the 4 tuners, (2) for the ability to stream programs to my iPad and (3) to gain access to Xfinity Video On Demand via TiVo.

I am extraordinarily frustrated. Right now from what I've been told by Comcast and TiVo as well as what I've read on these and all other forums I can find (as well as google searches), there doesn't seem to be an answer coming anytime soon.

If anyone has some guidance for me I will be most appreciative.


Mini HDMI Problem

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 15:17
I connected my new Mini up that I received from TiVo. seems to be working OK, except when I turn on the TV, there is a black screen. rebooting makes the Tivo screen come on. Seems to be a HDMI handshake problem? This is the same location, TV, and cables that a Premier XL was, with never any problems.