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Clarification on Series 2 tuner issues

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:55
Hello everyone. Although this is my first post as a new member, I have followed your forum now for a few years. Been very grateful for the wealth of knowledge on here.

That being said, I was hoping to revisit the HDVR2 tuner 2 pixelization issue. I have a SDDVR-80 that has provided many years of faithful service. Like others, it developed the tuner 2 issue a while back. Disconnecting s-video and replacing/adding the power supply capacitors helped, but the problem persists. It's bad enough now that a few channels will cause a restart. I am aware of the option to add a capacitor to the motherboard, but am hesitant to do so. Besides not being confident in my soldering skills, I'm afraid it might eventually cause other damage if the underlying defect (likely the power supply) is not fixed as well.

This leads to my questions:

First, has anyone tried replacing all of the capacitors on the power supply to see if that will fix the problem instead of just the two mentioned in the instructables article?

Does the tuner 2 problem only effect series 2 units? I.E. if I were to switch to an HR10-250 or an R10 will I be ok? (I have both of those as spares)

Has anyone measured the voltages on the ribbon cable of a known good power supply (or off a repair manual) to see if we could adapt a PC power supply to replace the aging original units? I realize it won't fit in the case, but at this point I wouldn't care.

Thanks in advance for any input or advise.

Tivo-to-Go on Windows 8

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:51
I did a serach and didn't really see anything on this. I'm thinking about upgrading to Windows 8 and was just wondering if anyone had actually installed Tivo-to-Go on it?

I know it's not officially supported yet, just wondering if it worked anyway.


Ads in TiVo

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:47
I'm a relatively new user of TiVo, and despite the poor response of apps like HuluPlus, I'm enjoying the experience - with exception of those inserted 'ads'. I want to tell someone I don't need 70 free digital magazine subscriptions; nor do I want some extra tough Bounty paper towels. These are most irritating when I go to delete something after watching a show, and the ad inserts itself into the navigation screen. The screen jumps and I sometimes select the ad by accident - or maybe that's the whole idea?

I doubt there is, but a lot of people here have hidden shortcuts/key sequences to turn things on or off. Is there any way to turn these annoying ads off?

I think they are particularly tacky when I'm already paying for a monthly service - they'd be more understandable if there was no subscription for TiVo service.

The 1880's

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:43
I Love The 1880's on history channel, looks like it will be pretty good.

"Modern Family" actor removed from home

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:33
Ariel Winter who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family has been removed from her mother and is living with her sister while allegations of abuse are sorted out.


Redneck Island

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:16
Is anyone going to record this Sat. night?
14 rednecks begin there quest for $100,000.oo
They are playing a game of Human Cornhole on the first show. How could anyone think this up?

The Big Bang Theory - 11/08/2012 - The Habitation Configuration

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:00
Long Island Iced Tea - the best tea EVER! :)

Sheldon: Get the Mad Hatter on the horn, I'm having a tea party.
Penny: You might want to pace yourself.
Sheldon: I drink tea all the time. I think I know what I'm doing.


Amy: It's called "Fun with Flags." They're not at half-mast, nobody died. Let's try and keep it upbeat.

"The Killing" uncanceled? - could return to AMC

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 08:40
Well, this is certainly an interesting development...

Duplicate Season Passes - Delete Them??

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 06:50
I replaced a Premiere 4XL and copied the season passes from the broken one to another I had in the house.

Ok, new one came yesterday and tried for about 2 hours and nothing transfered (I know, should have waited longer), so I went in and started to add the SP. About 10:30 all of my other SP showed up, so I now have a bunch of duplicates. Total about 190.

How does one delete season passes easily?

Going through the list is a real pain.

Thanks for the usual good and quick responses on the forum.

Need Help with S03 Error on Tivo HD

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 06:09
OK, so I have a Tivo HD with an upgraded 1TB drive in it that has started giving me the dreaded S03 error.

I tried to modify my setup info and now I'm stuck in the continual Guided Setup loop and can't get out of it.

I've tried both the 57 and 58 kickstarts to no avail and spoken with Tivo Customer Service. The nice woman there informed me that it sounds like the drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

Just for kicks, I checked the status of the capacitors on the power supply but they were fine (not bulging).

I've also disconnected my tuning adapter, but so far that hasn't helped.

With apparently nothing working, I've resigned myself to replacing the hard drive, but I'm wondering what will work best.

I would like to preserve my recordings from the upgraded hard drive that's failing if possible.

If I use WinMFS to do a disk-to-disk copy, will that solve the problem?

I do have the original 160GB drive that came with the unit, but I'd rather not copy that drive because it won't have all my current recordings. I did transfer everything I could, but there are still a lot of recordings that cannot be transferred due to copyright restrictions. (Thanks, Time Warner!)

The only other time I had a problem with a hard drive on a Tivo was with my Sony Series 1 unit which GSOD'd on me and I was able to copy my shows from one drive to the other without a problem.

Please help!!!


X-Factor 11-8-12

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 02:40
Wholly awkwardness!!!! Khloe is absolutely horrible! Mario Lopez can handle the MC duties by himself without a problem and will elimate the awkwardness of Khloe doing what ever she is doing.

I like the rankings.

Using a free interactive chat feature

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:51
Hey guys,
If anyone needs a free live chat feature I have been very satisfied with Chatwing.
It took less than a minute to implement, Chatwing hosts everything and its free.
The feeback has been great from everyone. 2 thumbs up!

Any interest in my tivo premiere with lifetime?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:42
I have a 45 hour tivo premiere with lifetime for sale. Comes with new remote, all the power cords, the box, and the unit. I can transfer it under your name after you get it, it's currently under my name. Everything works great and no issues with it. Just selling to get a four tuner model. Asking 440 for it.

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:03
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TiVo HD w/ Lifetime, 500GB Drive on eBay

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:50
I put up one of my TiVo HD units on eBay. This one has lifetime and a 500GB DVR/AV capable hard drive upgrade.


Only asking $199 to start because the HDMI port does not work. $249 buy-it-now. Free shipping.

7 Day Free Trial

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:17
So I broke down and got another Elite/XL4 (4th one) and I want to test it out with the new fall update that just came out. I set it up this morning, and finally got it to go to the 7 day trial period so I can record stuff and use it. I had to connect several times to get the guide data, and I guess it had to do some indexing. Finally this evening it got to the point to where it will let me record stuff, and it says it has to be activated in 6 more days. I've tried to connect a few more times to try to get it to download the new fall update, but it downloaded and installed the previous one. I called Tivo and of course they want me to put it on contract, but I dont want to do that yet until I can tell if its gonna act right or not. I even went and put it on that "priority list" so maybe that will help to get it. Still nothing after 2 more connects to the mothership.

So my question, is there some reason it wont let me have the update? Am I going to have to activate it before it will let me have the update? Is it possible it will come in the next day or so maybe? This is so frustrating :rolleyes:

humax to toshiba/pioneer

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:16
I was just given a Humax DRT800. I also found out that it does not have Tivo Basic service. Anyone thought about putting a Toshiba or Pioneer image on it?

tivo 1 with ota converter box via serial?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:45
I know there was some discussion about using a Tivax's serial port, but beyond that, has there been any updates?

TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:19
Just got this in an e-mail.

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Tivo Premiere XL4 + Tivo HD in one network, how well does it work?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:57

I currently have a lifetime subscription Tivo HD and was going to exchange it against a Premiere XL4 and Tivo Minis after the Minis are released & reviewed. But now that those are delayed until sometime next year and a new TV is hanging idle on my bedroom wall, I have to make a decision.

Would combining a Premiere XL4 with my existing Tivo HD work well? I would record most on the livingroom XL4 and pass it on to the bedroom HD if needed there. I would still hope for the minis to show up one day and be good.

Any non-Tivo alternative?