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I have a S3 that has been working fine for years on TW cable. It uses (2) S-cards. Yesterday the Scards started heavy pixilation. It is un-watchabble. I can play back previously recorded programming with a clear picture. I can ask for web based downloads and the picture quality is HD. The problem is with ccard tuning. I do have a Tuning adapter. I have tried to isolate Card 1 verses card 2. Both are pixilating.
I look at the DVR Diagnostics and I can see Signal Strength move from 86 to 77 to 33 to 0 to 72. It is all over the place in real time. Card 2 seems slightly better jumping from 83 to 77 to 83, but the picture is still un-watchable.
Does this sound like S3's tuner is breaking, or does it sound like the S-Cards are misbehaving?
As in, lower or higher quality? Thinking along the lines of what you can do with handbrake. And what kind of compression are you guys seeing with it... for instance, if you transfer a 2 GB file, what size is the new transcoded file? I'm pretty happy with what I can do with handbrake, so while the convenience of the stream looks nice, if I can't control the output file size then I don't think I'm interested.
I just purchased a new TV that supports 3D, so naturally I had to give this a shot and see how 3D content looked. The Premiere seems to support the formats used by Comcast; I was able to view content on ESPN3D as well as 3D content served up by Xfinity VoD. However, one weird thing I noticed is that while viewing 3D content the ability to control my Tivo completely goes away. None of the buttons responds, and no Tivo information appears on the screen either (not that I would expect it to appear in 3D). Is this expected behavior? Once I switch my TV to turn 3D off then my Tivo controls return to normal.
F#*k! Where to begin? Did not, (but shoulda) see that ambush coming.
Jess' erstwhile boyfriend Mike is likely to get severely buggered for interfering with a major CIA investigation.
How long will the VP be able to cover up his dopey kid's hit-and-run?
There were at least 3 state troopers outside when the hit team showed up. What happened to them when the shooting started?
Can't wait 'til next week!
Because I am in Korea viewing AFN (Armed Forces Network) via a satellite box I can only use the Tivo Series 2 (circa 2007).
My problem is Tivo can't change the channels with the IR cable connection.
I've tried the 3 codes Tivo suggested and I've tried 10014-A, which one user said worked with his D9865 Cisco sat. box, but it doesn't work with mine.
Well plenty of action this week. I guess a lot of people got their wish this week in regards to Lori.
I cancelled cable a while back and am just receiving Netflix, Amazon Instant and Hulu Plus on a Roku. I have a good OTA antenna and would like to get a TiVo to record a few shows and live sports from my local channels.
I've decided on the Premiere model rather than an old model because I want the option in a few months to buy the streaming device for my iPad. Since I don't anticipate storing a lot, the 45 hour model seems ok for my needs, barely.
My question: am I ok buying the cheapest refurb Premiere TiVo for $79 or are their other features that you think are important on the more expensive models? 2 tuners only are fine code my needs. My most important needs: quality 720p picture, fast and responsive U.I., and the ability to stream to my iPad. I tried the Comcast HD DVR and hated it. I really liked the Dish HD DVR (the 720 model or whatever it was). Cost is an important factor.
Any input would be appreciated.
Why is the audio out of sync when using a Premiere and HDMI to tv?
I seem to have fixed this problem but I'm wondering why it is occurring in the first place. My cable modem, router, switch, Tivo Premier, and Tivo Stream are all 10 feet from each other all hard wired gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000. If I'm playing an online game such as Battlefield 3, and I load up the Tivo app on my iPad2..before I even do anything in the app, while it says connecting to [tivo name] my whole network takes a dump. The game I'm playing in lags horribly and my ping shoots to 900. speedtest.net gives me high latency and 5Mb down speeds when it was just super low latency and 60Mb even while playing my game. This continues to happen even after I force close the app on my iPad and shut off the iPad entirely. Sometimes it even requires a power cycle of router/switch/stream to fix. I could be wrong but I'm thinking it's possible a Tivo Stream problem..the reason I'm guessing this is because my Premier is connected directly to the router and the Stream is connected to the switch, as soon as I moved the Stream directly into the router the problem instantly went away and I can stream all day long with no slowdowns on my network.
Router is Apple Airport extreme, newest model, using wireless N 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
Switch is TRENDnet TEG-S80G Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch
iPad 2 was tested using the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz with same result.
My PC is wireless also tested with 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
I suppose it could also be a Premier (or even router/switch) problem but I'm not sure. And I must add, while my network/internet/game speeds take a huge dump using the Stream on switch and Premier on router setup, the Stream is still pushing perfectly smooth video to my iPad. While I have fixed this problem I am posting this to let anyone with a similar setup and problem know how I remedied it as well as see if anyone has any input as to why this is happening.
I just replaced a Premiere with an XL4, and now if I step up thru the SDV channels I eventually reach a point where channels come up totally blank -- no error message, nothing. Typically it is every other channel -- if I go up one from a channel that works, or an odd number, no picture; up two or even, it usually works.
Does this sound like a CableCard issue, or a Tuning Adapter issue. SA card and adapter on TW Rochester.
Tonight's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" are new even though my guide data doesn't indicate it.
I have a Series 2, it's probably close to 10 yrs old. My 3 yr subscription is expiring and they are offering me either $129/yr or $100 off lifetime subscription. At 10 yrs of use I have my doubts about a lifetime subscription.
That makes me ponder either a DVR at Costco or some sort of new Tivo product.
I have basic cable, not digital, not any extra stuff, just basic to a non-HD TV. I don't have a set-top box. I do have an HD flatscreen connected to my cable (via splitter) but NOT to the Tivo unit. I don't do streaming, not interested in those fancy options to hook to the internet (although if I had the capability I might explore it) or to my home network.
So can someone point me in a direction I might want to consider? Upgrading the Series 2, buying something better from Tivo, or going to a DVR.
Here's a wish for my TiVo's: when a conflict occurs to record too many programs at once, my TiVo would assign another TiVo in my house to record it. Kind of like when you use your savings account to cover your checking account in case of an overdraft.
Hi, I am having a problem and despite searching the forum i cannot see any solution, I am running pyTivo on an intel mac and trying to stream movies ( not transfer ) to a series 3 tivo. i don't see any folder or link under music/photo/ showcases in the series 3 . I have a series 4/premiere and i can stream movies well using the link under music /photos but despite multiple reboots i still don't see the link under music/photo/showcase although i can see a link under 'my playing' to transfer the file
any suggestion or does stream baby not work on a series 3, the website says it does
I am having an issue where I can't find certain shows when I do a Search by Title on my HD Tivo. However, the show appears in the Guide for that TiVo. Curiously, the show is also missing when I do a Find TV Shows on TiVo.com for that box.
The show DOES show up on my other TiVo, in each of Guide, Search by Title, and TiVo.com
Any help would be appreciated. Note that I tried reconnecting to TiVo through network settings, to no avail. Do I need to repeat guided setup?
I don't know if it's because I've been bummed recently but this totally cheered me up and I thought it was one of the best episodes they've done. Loved the Cavilari/Cutler conversation in the class and stealing the milk to pass the test.
Rafi cracks me up too. Teaching the kid to swim and stab. And holding the kids under water to weed out the weak ones.
A Message from Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Louis C.K. monologue
Fox and Friends
Australian Screen Legend
..More Top Stories
..More Top Stories
..The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party
I Seek Zogg!
Checking Out of Hotel 55
Last Call at Donnelly's
Well I quite enjoyed that, fun sounded great.
A good friend gave me his "old" TivoHD which was lifetime subbed, but
had a bad hard drive. I replaced the drive and everything seems to be
working. (I offered to fix it for him, but he claims to not watch TV
anymore. Hmmmm. Perhaps he's achieved enlightenment.)
Today I swapped the lifetime box with my old month-to-month subbed
TivoHD. I'm on FIOS. So I swapped the CableCARD to the lifetime box.
After going through guided setup, everything appeared okay at first
glance; however, channel 131 showed the FIOS message indicating that
the CableCARD wasn't properly activated. Okay. I used the automated
888 number, entered the IDs and Data, and roughly 90 minutes later
channel 131 is blank, but no longer displaying the message.
Everything seemed fine. However, when I checked Showtime, I found
weirdness (and not just those 3am movies). For example, channel 867
was supposed to be playing Random (the movie), but was instead showing
Larry <something> which was showing on 865. 868 was supposed to be
showing Fright Night, but was showing Homeland which was also on
866. I found 5 instances like this: 867, 868, 873, 874, and 887 all
showed some other channel instead of what the guide claimed should be
So, any suggestions? I can try guided setup again if need be. I can
try and contact a human at Verizon and see if the CableCARD is paired
correctly. Anyone else have Showtime in Howard County Maryland? I
presume this behavior is my setup and not a global FIOS problem.
I just got the mailer from Tivo that offers an upgrade to a Tivo Premiere (320GB/45hr model) for $299 + PLS for $99. Besides storage and extra tuners, does this model lack anything significant vs either the newer "75 HD hours" Premiere or the Tivo Premiere 4?
When I use the 1st ("slow") Fast Forward function on my remote it sometimes works and sometimes does not. Today it worked on the 1st football game I programmed, but not on the 2nd one. Also happens on some news programs. I have not found any pattern unless it could channel-specific.
Anyone else has this "anomoly"? If so, is there a reason?