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looking for dual tuner tivo w lifetime & selling series 2 ST w lifetime

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 18:12
Hey all,

so I have a tivo series 2 thats only single tuner with lifetime service. Have been renting a tivo from RCN (premier 1?) and its great but I can't really afford to rent it anymore lots of downgrading so i'm looking to buy a series 2 with a dual tuner and/or potentially trading my tivo2 single tuner w a fee for a dual tuner of some sort so I can downgrade the cable but have a dual tuner tivo...

once you have a tivo I guess you can't go back hah.

So questions:

is the series 2 single tuner w lifetime service worth much?

anyone selling a dual tuner tivo w/ lifetime service thats not expensive??

Thanks in advance!

TiVo Premiere Elite for sale

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 17:26
I have a TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4) for sale. It has a brand new 2TB hard drive and comes with brand new TiVo Glo Remote. Includes the following cables: HDMI, composite AV, ethernet, power.

Make me an offer before I put it up on eBay.

Connecting 2 series 2 TiVos, 2 digital converters, DVD player to '04 Samsung DLP TV

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 13:55
Can anyone please help me with the "order" of connections? I have Suddenlink cable, 2 TiVo Series 2 boxes, 2 digital converter boxes from Suddenlink, a DVD player, and a Samsung big screen DLP TV. Do I daisy chain the TiVos somehow? Or use a splitter so cable goes to each converter box and then each converter box to a TiVo? If so, where do I go from each TiVo?
R. Martin

TIVO 1 with Digital TV channels and analog TV

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:56
I was getting basic Comcast channels on my old CRT just fine until a week ago or so.Now all I see is that I will need a digitla QAM TV. What is the best solution to receive the digital channels and convert them to Video to feed to the back of the TIVI without going to have to go to Comcast ? I see an Apex TV tuner converter ( DT250A) -- will this solve my problem ? Is thare a better ( cheaper ?) way to do this ?

FS Question: To rebuild & sell or just sell (Tivo HD w/Lifetime)

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:35
i have a tivo hd with lifetime service on it with a dead 1TB hard drive.

does the collective wisdom suggest i sell it as-is, or put a hard drive in it and sell? is it better to sell on ebay or here on the tivo forums?

thoughts? THX!


Has Tivo Dropped the Multi-Unit Discount?

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:08
My Series 3 is getting a little long in the tooth (still works fine) and I'm starting think about the newer models, especially the Premiere 4. I went to Tivo's website to check prices and I don't see a multi-unitdiscount price listed. Yes, I logged on to the website and accessed through "My Account." And my series 3 is active (although I did have it off for a while when I got a free trial on the cable company DVR and thought I'd check it out).

So, what's the deal? Did they take away the discount from existing users? (If so, that sucks. I've felt like Tivo is nickel and diming us before.)

Really dumb TIVO HD question; where's the cable card slot?

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 09:13
We have a series 3 TIVO the cable card slots are in the back. Looking at the TIVO HD pictures I don't see the cable card slot.

eBay questions: with or w/o a subscription, receiver or DVR?

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 07:03
Sorry, for the newbie questions, I have started reading though the FAQ's and technical changes to the Premiere line, but haven't finished yet. :o
I'm remotely thinking about getting a TiVo used from e-Bay. After scanning through the offerings I have a couple of across the board questions;

1. I see many of these are listed as "receivers" not DVR's. Most of those appear to be ones with no subscription, but some with still are calling them "receivers. Am I missing something here?

2. Considering prices, I really don't see any advantage with the ones that don't have a lifetime subscription. Are there any advantages since the bare decks don't seem to be that much cheaper??

3. I also see different procedures regarding transferring subscriptions. Some say the original owner has to call first, before the buyer does.

4. Which number is needed to reactivate the subscription, the S/N or this TDS (?) number?

Netflix 4:3 content displayed in Zoom?

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 06:38
EDIT: It just corrected itself, after playing Farscape S01E01, very odd....

I just noticed that all Netflix 4:3 content on both my TiVos is being displayed at Zoom 16:9 mode I cannot find a way to change the format,
No the TV is not set to Zoom.
I have the second Fall Update
All the StarTrek TV series are a good test.

The 4:3 content plays fine on my computers, Is this a new bug?
My Bluray player also displays correctly.

Connecting a expander to a unsubbed HD

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:28
I have a Tivo HD being used without a subcription as a security camera recorder. Can I add a expander drive without having to connect to the 'mothership' and causing the recording option to be shut down?

RedBox Instant on Premiere?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:34
Any word on when RedBox Instant streaming will show up on the Premiere?
Didn't the TiVo and Verizon agreement include adding the RedBox/Verizon streaming service to the TiVos?

Network Adapter Keeps Saying Not Connected

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:57
I have a Tivo USB Network Adapter hooked up to an OLED Series 3 and frequently the adapter will lose my home wireless network connection.

What happens is the Tivo won't update the guide and says there isn't a wireless network adapter connected. But if I unplug the adapter and plug it back in then that usually fixes the issue and the Tivo see's the adapter. It happens so much that t's to the point now where it's annoying. Any suggestions?

TiVo Stream for $110

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:47

That slick deals site has info how you can get the TiVo Stream for $110 shipping and no taxes for most. Go there and search under the "hot deals" forum.

Maybe I got the wrong model

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:23
New to TiVo. I got the Premiere model with 2 tuners. I think the model is tcd748500, it's too small to read to be sure.

I have ordered cable tv for the basic channels they are coming to install it next week.

I am currently using an antenna and seems to work ok.

I understand that you can only use two channels at a time. So if I am watching one I can only record one more. Is only two tuners a problem? It's easy to go back to the store and get the 4 tuner model.

If I did get the 4 tuner model I understand that doesn't work with an antenna. Is there some kind of box I can plug the antenna into do that I can then plug that into the TiVo? Or am I then stuck with always having cable?

recordings stopping about 30-60 sec early

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:49
I miss the very end of many shows. Are the channels extending shows beyond the 1/2 hour or hour marks or is this a problem with my TIVO? Is there any work around besides settings up manual recording times for all my shows? If I could extend recording ala for live shows it would be ok.

Anyone else seeing this?

Any users with access to H.264 channels?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 14:00
Does anyone here have a cable system that has switched to using H.264 (aka MPEG4) for some of your channels? If so are any of those channels unprotected and capable of being transferred to a PC via TiVoToGo? If so would you be willing to send me a sample of a .tivo file with H.264 video so I can use it for testing in VideoReDo?


Curious MOCA Bridge Behavior

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:29
I had thought the MOCA bridging in my new XL4 would solve the problem of providing internet connections to my other entertainment hardware, but even with reserved addresses at my router for all of the gear, when the TiVo reboots (like for an update) all the other gear loses their ethernet connections until they are each rebooted. I would have thought they would be reconnected at their old (reserved) addresses after the TiVo completed its reboot. Anybody understand why this happens?

Delete or Archive after watching?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:26
I have been archiving almost all movies and every tv episodes
Some movies I record to watch later and end up saving to pc.

I have over 14 TB's of recordings and now considering just deleting some shows I like after watching it instead of just saving everything.

I wanted some opinions of others whether they stopped or cut back on archiving
tv episodes of shows they like.

kmttg works great and hard drives are not that expensive anymore.
Reconsidering time and effort for saving and documenting what is on each hard drive.

Thinking about switching from Cablevision SA8300 to TIVO..

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 11:19
Does TIVO allow me to watch 2 channels at the time? currently my rental SA8300 DVR on cablevision does.. but the unit doesn't work to well.. looking for alternatives..


The Vampire Diaries "My Brother's Keeper" 11-29-2012

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 09:53
Wow, I thought this episode really sucked. Not only do they give us multiple gooey-eyed Damon/Elena scenes, but then they don't have the balls to make it actually real in the first place! Look, show. If you want to go to a triangle and put Elena with Damon, fine. Just frickin do it already. I think it sucks and is a terrible storyline (and a waste of our time because I truly believe they will circle back to Stefan anyway), but whatever. But then to go there but make it all a mystical sire bond bogus crap thing? Total wuss out.

The rest of the ep was blah too. Way to much sunlight, boring romantic scenes for couples we don't care about (Caroline/Klaus? Really?), no real action. Stefan essentially murders a guy.

I hope they can right this ship. The only decent thing was the bad guy and how he is guiding the pieces right now. I approve of that storyline.

And Phoebe Tonkin is hot. That is all.