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For reasons unknown, Tivo suggestions has started recording "infomercials" occasionally, such as in the middle of the night and\or early morning. And its for products I would never buy, such as women's beauty\healthcare products.
What is strange about recording infomercials is that I truly hate them. I never watched or record them, and I give then three thumbs down when I stumble on them. I even have deselected all shopping channels.
I have been using Tivo's since 1999 and this has never happened until recently. I am hoping that Tivo has not made deals with infomercials media companies to use Tivo suggestions as a method to, more-or-less, download infomercials to Tivo units when there is no recording conflicts.
Note: I am not referring to when Tivo records its promo channel\programming, which is a series of short promos\ads, and does not appear in under Tivo Suggestions.
I see this has been posted three to five years ago. It's worth mentioning again.
I went to watch the Cotton Bowl this a.m., and it was not in my "My Shows" on my Tivo Elite. I went to history and it said:
"This show was not recorded because the Tivo Box is not authorized for this channel, the program was not purchased, or the program was not available
in your area".
434 is Fox HD, and it is paid for in my triple play from Comcast.
Did anyone else have this problem last night?
I have to wait till 2:00 today for the replay.
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so I was going through the steps to upgrade the HD, but i select the tivo as the destination drive, it started to copy but obviously ran out of space.
restarted and did it on the correct drive. I'm at a friends so I don't have the tivo with me. Just wanted to know if I messed up here or if I'll be ok.
Cox is in a dispute with CBS and we have lost our feed for CBS since Jan 1. No telling when it will be back. This is the most recent of my problems with Cox. They use switch digital which requires a tuning adapter, my channels will freeze at least 1-2 times a week. Cox has been out to check it, I've called tivo. No one can pinpoint or solve the problem. I bought the 4 tuner, the freezing was even worse so I returned it. Right now I have an HD and a premier. I love the premier. I love tivo, but when I started looking at DTV and the genie looks good, but is it as user friendly? Has anyone had any experience with both that can give me an idea of pros and cons? From what I read on the threads the DTV tivo isn't so great?
Discuss your favorite/interesting eps here.
I noticed there's marathon of How It's Made: Remix eps on 1/5/13, starting at 6 am Pacific.
Just bought a new 320gb Premiere on clearance from Tivo for $60. Ordered FIOS along with a cable card for my box. I was able to select cablecard from the drop down menu for equipment selection. It did not state if its a M card or single type. Crossing fingers here.
I ordered 320gb with lifetime for $559
Should I call and add another cablecard for a second channel option or wait to see if they send a M-card that will tune two channels first?
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I need to replace my IDE series 2 drive (very noisey) and I just got a 250g sata drive and adapter, I have replaced my drive once before (a long while ago) and still have the backup, my issue is using mfs tools it is set up for ide as is my computer. how can I get the image to the sata drive would that be my best route? my current drive is still working if there were a way to copy it or even just start fresh
The amount of used recording space continues to increase after shows are deleted and even after removing them from the deleted shows folder. It eventually thinks my disk is full an I have to reboot the iVo. This, so far has fixed it. it just seems strange.
Anything good in Britain I should download?
As the IT Crowd thread reminded me there is usually some great shows I am missing.
I usually prefer English or Australian comedies.
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The hard drive is very quiet, and I believe it's the WD WD10EVCS but I'd have to open the case to be sure.
The power supply was repaired by Weaknees last year, but otherwise I've had no issues with it.
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- Using a Mac (10.8)
- using ver v0p9f and enabled both TivoWebPlus Delete and iPad style.
- Able to download, and transcode fine
- TiVo Premier, with network remote control enabled
I get the following errors with TWP Delete selected;
TWP Delete: connection failed: .../confirm/del/1223167
java.net.ConnectException: Operation timed out
The iPad delete fails as well.
I use the TiVO desktop app to transfer videos from my PC to TiVO. I am planning to stop my cable service. Therefore I don't need the TiVo service anymore but would still like to continue transferring the videos.
If I stop the TiVo service, will the desktop still work? I ask because I wanted to make sure that the desktop doesn't talk with the TiVo box to see if my service is active.. or does some kind of similar check?
Been meaning to share this tale of woe. Back around the end of October, Comcast decided to assign new channel numbers to all HD channels in my area. My friend got a notice in the mail regarding the change and gave me a heads up. I don't recall ever getting notified.
A few weeks later I got another call from my friend stating her HD channels got reassigned but her TiVo Premier box could not tune the new channels. Comcast apparently forgot to mention to TiVo that they were reassigning all HD channels. It took several days before TiVo sent out an updated channel list. To further complicate matters, Comcast made the change to different parts of town over a period of weeks. So my TiVo box got the new channel line up before the channels actually got changed. I figured at least there would be no service interruption.
Once Comcast made the change to my area, my TiVo box had the old and new channel list. I went in and removed all the old channels and restarted the unit. However, SPs were still set to record from the old channels. Gave it a day and another restart but the Season Passes were still set for the old channels. I contacted TiVo support and was told there was no solution and I would have to recreate all SPs (which it turned out was not entirely true). So I recreated most SPs and deleted the old ones but left a few untouched.
I then noticed that any Wishlist searches set to auto-record were also recording from the old channels. However, if I listed upcoming shows it was finding them on the new channels. So I turned off auto-record on all WLs, waited a day, then set them to auto-record again. When I looked at the To Do List, all the WLs were still set to record from the old channels. :(
I contacted TiVo support again. The CSR thought that manually deleting the old channels from the channel list should have resolved the problem but obviously, it did not. He went off to speak to the next-tier support. When he came back he confirmed what I concluded - TiVo would need to send deletions of all the old channels to remedy the issue.
Within a few days I received a line up change notice that all old channels had been removed. Sure enough, the To Do list indicated that the auto-recorded Wishlists would now record from the new channels and the old Season Passes I did not delete magically changed to the new channels.
Just a heads up because my sp didn't pick this episode up. It didn't pick up next week's second part either.
For the past week the Hulu Plus app has not only been slower than usual but it has given error messages at start up or crashed outright while searching in the app. Has anyone else been experiencing this?
I have a Tivo Premiere XL4, I was looking into tips on name/title searches and they recommend to do an exact search to use the pause button to enclose the name such as "The Americans" for a wishlist search because just setting up a wishlist for Americans would get lots of results and not necessarily the exact show.
Problem is when I use pause on my XL4 it just pauses the video in the small window. I have tried using symbols on my slide remote with no success.
How do you do an exact search on the Tivo Premieres?