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TiVo Billing

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:03
I've got three TiVo's and they all have different bill dates. Is it at all possible to get them on one bill date?

Just purchased my TiVo Stream

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 15:50
I just got my TiVo Stream. Really looking for to getting it going. It's installing a software update as we speak. I've got to much stuff. Also, just upgrade my TiVo Premiere to the new TiVo Premiere 4 and also have the XL4. TiVo... I loves you! LOL:D

Tivo Stream - Live TV

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 11:12
Can you stream live tv with the tivo stream? It doesnt seem like it when i read the product page.

Netfix and Now Showing

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:11
I could not get Netflix to show up in now playing list and did a chat with Tivo support and was told that the icon was removed in their software. Is this correct did everone loose it?

Netflix and Now Showing List

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 10:08
I could not get Netflix to show up in now playing list and did a chat with Tivo support and was told that the icon was removed in their software. Is this correct did everone loose it?

Multiroom viewing suddenly gone

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 08:12
I have 4 S2s on my wireless network. As of yesterday none of the S2s are visible on the other's Now Playing screens.

All 4 devices are visible on my network.
All 4 devices have video sharing and video downloads enabled.
All 4 devices have been restarted.
All 4 devices successfully connected to the tivo server after the restart.
I've made no changes to my network.

Any and all help is appreciated.


Go On starts this week

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 07:20
NBC is rerunning the pilot episode of Matthew Perry's new show Go On tonight at 10:30 ET with the first new episode Tuesday night at 9:00 ET.

Woot, 9.10.12, $50 & 170 for an XL

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 04:36
Woot has the premiere's on sale today

$50 for the regular
$170 for an XL


Woot Refurbished Premiere, $44.99 and XL, $169.99

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 01:03
Woot Refurbished Premiere and Premiere XL

Premiere 45Hr - $44.99
Premiere XL - 150Hr - $169.99


I wonder when we will see Refurbished Elites and XL4s show up on Woot?

Windows 8 app?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 00:54
I know TiVo has mentioned that and Android app is in the works, but I wonder if they're also working on a Windows 8 version for the upcoming Surface tablets? If they are then we might be able to use the desktop version of Win8 as well and perhaps gain access to the recoded shows on a real PC.

Anyone seen any mention of a Windows 8/RT app in the works?


Is my Tivo about to kick the bucket?

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 00:52
In the past, when a channel would start breaking up like when you're on a cell phone and you're losing reception.... I would just hit the replay button and it would straighten itself out. Well recently, this is happening too often. Then in the past few days, it has gotten worse on whole new level. Guide comes up blank sometimes, or if you can scroll one page, the next page is blank. There are long delays when changing channels to not even responding sometimes, reboots itself when frozen, etc. Normally in the past, when tivo is done restarting, I know it takes awhile before you can see live tv, but I used to be able to watch the NOW PLAYING list. But now, even that list will be blank for a very long time.

60 Minutes 9/9/12 - "Mark Owen" on killing of Osama bin Laden

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 00:21
Surprised there's no thread yet...

Tonight's entire ep 60 Minutes was an interview w/"Mark Owen". http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_16...in;cbsCarousel has a link to watch the segment. Looks like they have it broken up into 4 parts, or you can watch it all as one part (43:52 long).

I watched it on TiVo so I can't comment on how complete the online version is. 43:52 sounds about right given the amount of commercials OTA and padding at the end.

Tivo installation on a boat?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 21:33
Hi, I have a question about using a Tivo Premiere DVR on a boat, and the feasibility of such an undertaking.
Here's the reasoning behind it. The boat has a very nice 60" TV that is around 5 years old, and doesn't have an ATSC tuner built in. It does, however, have an HDMI input. Currently, it is getting its content from a KVH Tracvision gyro-stabilized DirecTv antenna, and has DirecTv non-HD service. Due to limitations with the KVH system, receiving HD programming from the satellite provider is not an option.
A month ago, I installed an over the air antenna on the boat for a smaller TV in one of the staterooms, and it worked so well, the owner would like to be able to use it on the big TV in the salon as well.
Enter the Tivo fanatic (me!). Having installed my own Tivo DVR in my home a couple of years ago, and disconnected DirecTv and its giant monthly bill, I realized that it might also be the perfect thing in this instance also.
After looking at the specs of the various receivers, it looks like the Tivo Premiere is the only one with an ATSC tuner. It's also all the owner will need for the occasional use it will get.
My question is whether the receiver, guide, or DVR functions will work without a phone or network connection? It may be possible to get wireless internet from the marina where the boat is docked, but that will not be available when underway. I'm wondering if anyone out there knows how much, if any, of the program guide is stored in memory, and how many days it would be available for? Also, if he can't get internet or phone access, can a Tivo DVR be used as a regular DVR and ATSC tuner without a subscription? The woman I talked to in sales kind of gave me a vague answer about whether it would work without a subscription. I still can't quite figure out her answer. Something about that it might only record for thirty minutes...something like that. I didn't quite get it, and, frankly, I don't know if she really knew herself, so I just left it at that.
Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.
Joe McInnis

How to stream up to 4 shows at once to 4 devices?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 20:36
Tivo Stream states that one TiVo Premiere series DVR is capable of streaming up to three shows at once. And two TiVo Premiere DVRs required to stream four shows simultaneously. How is this done?

My regular Tivo Premiere has 2 tuners so I can stream 2 shows at once. How can I stream the third show? The third can't be live since I only have 2 tuners.

Plus, the Tivo Premiere 4 or XL4 has 4 tuners so I would think you can stream 4 shows at once without having two Tivo Premiere DVRs. Is that correct?

Need more clarification fellow Tivo fanatics!

TiVo hates new Redskins QB?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 20:01
So, for the first time in over a decade, my TiVo totally let me down by NOT recording today's Redskins game, featuring the NFL debut of their top draft pick, Robert Griffin III. I checked the To Do list last night, and the game was right there. Imagine my surprise to return home today at nearly 2:30 PM to begin watching the game, only to find NO GAME being recorded!!

So, I missed 1.5 quarters of the debut. Not going to end the world, but still pretty disappointing. TiVo "thought" the Redskins were not playing. I just checked Zap2It, and it shows the 1 PM game being Eagles v. Browns.

I've never had this happen before. It's very odd that the Redskins/Saints game managed to disappear from the schedule since last night. I'm a bit surprised that nobody else was mentioned it here. :down:

Well, life goes on. But the timing was bad! SO glad I didn't stay out longer this afternoon!


Sun, 09/09/2012 - 15:47
I know how to D/L a tivo recording to my PC then use programs like handbrake and Videoredo to convert to an iPad compatible video file. I know how to use KMTTG to automate the process.

I don't know the best (easiest/fastest) way to get the video onto my iPad:
  1. Assume the IPad is connected to my home network.
  2. Assume I'm on vacation and want to D/L the video to my iPad via the internet. Looks like Gotomypc won't transfer files from a PC to an iiPad.

Some of what I'm reading doesn't make a lot of sense. Put the video in an iTune photo directory?

"Pause" Problem on Recorded Programs

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 15:39
When I am recording 2 programs (usually sports), "pause" one, go to the other and go back to the first one, I do not get a "resume" at the spot I paused, but the program wants to completely restart.
Is there a software fix for this? Or am I missing something in setup?

Non TiVo support

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 15:15
I've had several TiVos and the forums here have been a great help. Regrettably, I'm using AT&T U-verse and the TiVos aren't supported with that system, as it's broadband based entertainment.

I am wondering if anyone here has experience with the Cisco IPN430MC DVR or knows of forums that could help me.

I want to be able to download the content off the DVR, but I am having difficulties in accessing the DVR. Another forum suggested a linux based machine to access it but didn't go into any details.

Any ideas?



Steady Amber Light On Regular Remote SOLVED

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:37
I dropped my remote and then when I used it the amber light on top of the TiVo button remained on for about a minute and the TiVo box yellow circle flashed, but the box did not respond to any command, even to turn off the TV or change the volume.

I checked the manual and there was nothing regarding the light staying on for a minute with no response. Instead it said if the TiVo did not respond to the remote I should power cycle the box. But the signal was fine and the yellow circle (beside the green circle) on the box did blink every time I pressed a button on the remote. I changed the batteries, thinking it was a low battery thing. Same behavior.

Again, NO MENTION of this behavior in the user manual.

In the online forums the responses to the a steady amber light on the remote suggested a broken remote (seems to happen a lot with the Slide?) that had to be replaced. One post suggested a broken solder, so I went to look at the remote to find out how I could open it and try to find the broken solder and possibly repair it.

In the course of examining the remote I noticed that that the Clear button was jammed down. I unjammed it and the remote control returned to working normally.

A simple fix, but given how so very important a remote is I would hope that the next version of the user manual might mention checking for a stuck button.

Stream Picture Format and Tuner Usage?

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 10:04
Thinking of getting a Stream.

1. If I stream to my iPad and connect it's hdmi to a 50" screen, how's it gonna look? What video resolution and bitrate is getting to the iPad over wifi?

2. Does streaming use a tuner on the Elite? Or affect any other usage/features of the Elite?

3. Is there a setup fee or subscription charge on the Stream?