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Random Reboots...Should I be worried?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 17:46
I have had an original S3 with a 1TB HDD since 2008. It has never experienced a random reboot. I got an S4 XL4 this past February and recently it seems that it has a random reboot about once a week or so. I'm not sure if it's related to the TiVo Stream or not.

Should I be concerned? This is the one electronic device ever that I've opted for a warranty on, and I do have the 3 year service warranty on my S4.


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 16:58
Test from phone


Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:07
I am a brand new tivo user and so far I am liking what I see. Will the monthly fee always be 14.99 after 12 month commitment? I wish there was a even less price if you prepayed a year in advance. similar to what siriusxm does

Netflix issues?

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 13:00
For a couple of weeks we haven't been able to stream NetFlix using our TiVoHD.

We can stream with Wii's, PCs, AppleTV, Oppo, and various other devices, but when we try and start the NetFlix interface on the TiVo it just eventually times out back to the now playing screen.

Network connection is good, can download podcasts (ie CNet episodes), Pandora works, but nothing with NetFlix works.

Any suggestions? Or anyone else having problems?


What's a normal clear & delete look like??

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:18
Hi all,

I just started a clear and delete on my R10. Immediately after hitting the thumbs down for the third time and then hitting enter, it went to the "welcome" screen and it's been there now for an hour. I understand that a C&D can take several hours, but does it simply display the "welcome" screen the entire time??

Just doesn't seem right...

Thanks in advance.

TiVo's Can't See Each Other

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 11:17
TiVo HD and Premier are on the same network, adjacent IP addresses, same gateway and submask. Both are wireless connected (TiVo brand adapters).

They each connect to TiVo.com for daily updates without problems.

Each can be seen by the PC on the network.

The Premier can see the HD and transfer recordings from it but the HD cannot see the Premier.

TiVo support is scratching its collective head. It's been kicked up to 2nd and 3rd tier support.

I don't think it's related but the Android TiVo mobile app cannot connect to the HD. It couldn't do much if it did, but it cannot connect.

TiVo's Next Generation Social Initiative - Pique

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 10:41

Collect what you like. Share what you love.

Entertainment on the web is everything and everywhere. It is a sea of chaos that many products have tried to order using walled-gardens, search engines and algorithms. Pique believes that people and their passion around their personal interests will always be better than any technology when it comes to finding, sharing, and enjoying great entertainment.

We exist to facilitate that exploration and exchange in ways that we believe will transform the way that entertainment on the web is discovered, promoted and enjoyed.

Pique is currently in a private beta. Join the wait list at Pique.com.

Also see this article. http://www.multichannel.com/technolo...medium=twitter

NASCAR @ Martinsville (10/28) - ESPN

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 09:48
Green Flag moved up to 1:43 Eastern; Recording is currently set to start @ 1:45., so adjust accordingly.

How to get best HD video file from KMTTG

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 16:59
What are the formats you are supposed to use and encodes to get the best resolution?

And what's a .TiVo file? Is it for transfering into another TiVo to play?


Boss S2E10 "True Enough" Finale OAD 2012-10-19 ***spoilers****

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 15:17
It sure looked like this was not only the Season Finale of Boss, it's the Series Finale.

They wrapped up about every thread in rapid time.

It was the deepest plunge into the dark.

Never before has a Chicago Mare left so many actual bodies lying around.

I was thinking that there is not a single sympathetic character in the entire cast. Even our hero reporter made some dick moves when he made a deal to oust his boss from the editor job.

Overall it was a good quality yarn but I don't think we could have taken much more of the morose happenings.

That Guy...Who Was in That Thing - documentary on Showtime

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 15:04
I really enjoyed "That Guy...Who Was in That Thing" a documentary film on Showtime.

I had written a lot more but it got deleted by PEBKAC.

It's a great insight into the real world of the anonymous lesser-known workaday Hollywood character actors.

What impresses me most is how they can have a house with a mortgage and kids in school when they're lucky to get one job a month. They all keep up with the time-wasting auditions in hopes of not only getting a role on a TV series but a TV series that gets picked up.


I've spotted 3 of the guys on one movie and 3 TV shows since I watched just last week. See if you can tell me what roles.


Amazon Instant Video Folder

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 14:33
I did a couple of searches on this and couldn't find anything. When you purchase or rent an Amazon Instant Video, it causes two entries on your "My Shows" screen. Don't know why but it adds both the movie and then a folder with the movie again. Does anyone know if you can delete the one with the folder and still keep the 2nd one with the movie by itself?

Upgrading from Series 2 questions

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 11:50
I currently have a Series 2 with lifetime and was told by Tivo CSRs that there is an upgrade path available until Nov. 19 - $299 to buy a Premiere box outright, and then $99 for lifetime. As we have OTA HD and HD cable in, the Premiere seems like a good way to get the latest technology and still maintain a lifetime sub.

So, questions:
  1. Is the UI still slow as I've read about elsewhere? I know there have been software upgrades since the initial Premiere release and wasn't sure if the performance was fixed. How does it compare to the Series2 UI?
  2. How decent is the cross-service search? (i.e. searching OTA, Cable, Netflix, Hulu, etc. at the same time)

Any other thoughts or observations are welcome! And thanks.

Tivo Copy Issues. Almost in Tears. Please help.

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 11:37
I am close to tears here. I bought a new WD approved HD and wanted to use Mfscopy and I screwed something up.

I backed up my original drive, kernal, and boot page, but now I am not sure what to do and don't want to totally blow this.

In Winmfs when I select my original Tivo drive I can see the parameters of model #, format, drive size (160GB), sectors, bus type and it is unmounted. But when I click select the drive does not show up in the lower left of Winmfs and when I go to to mfs copy, only the drive I am trying to copy to shows up.

Here is a screenshot

The drive just shows up at Tivo Drive A: 0 (, )

Scary thing is when I went to select the drive the first time it all showed up ok. I am not sure what I did.

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Mockingbird Lane - OAD 10/26/2012

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 10:13
Not sure what I made of this. Part of me says the past should stay in the past and The Munsters had its day, and part says there's some potential for silliness.

I'm thinking this may be better as a sitcom rather than a dramady though.

Wife loved it and, I must admit, it was fun to see some of the old nuances used in the show.

I understand that it's just a pilot for a series that was never made. Do you think they should make it or just let it die like the original?

Shark tank, OAD 10/26/12

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 23:04
What a fun show this was. I was LMAO at the battle for the rights to that smiley face sponge.

I want one of those segway inspired unicycles. Two unlikely sharks couldn't wait to try it out. Hadn't heard about the discussed segway fatality.

Fringe 10/26/12 "The Bullet That Saved The World"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 21:23
1) That ranks pretty high on my list of Things I Did Not See Coming.

2) When Bishops lose their children, it does not often end well for the multiverse.

3) Will we ever learned how the bullet saved the world?

Stream - halfway through program iPad displays "finished"

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 19:36
When streaming a program on iPad, about halfway through the program, the stream stops and "Finished" appears on iPad screen. The program will not continue from the point it stopped. In order to start the stream again I have to reverse the program a minute and them start the stream again. Once this is done the program will play to the end.

I'd appreciate any help to eliminate this issue.

The Vampire Diaries "The Rager" 10/25/2012

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 18:44
Sometimes I just love Rebekah, and this ep was one of those times. Loved how she took Elena's ring away. That was great. And maybe she'll make a real friend of April....but even if not I'm sure she'll be entertaining.

So Tyler cheated on Caroline with wolf girl. Bad Tyler.

I'm a bit confused about Klaus and Damon and the Vampire Hunter when the hospital blew up. Did Damon think the Vampire Hunter got blown up, but Klaus got him out before the explosion?

I even liked Matt and Jeremy this ep, and no Bonnie!

Recording Size

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 16:53
One of the shows my wife collects on our new Tivo Premiere is I Love Lucy. Setting up the recordings from a Wish List the Tivo grabs episodes from a couple different channels. They are all 1/2 hours shows. Most of them record at 990 megs. However some record at an average of 3000 megs. Why the difference? It was my belief that Comcast was broadcasting in only digital (since we need cable boxes for each TV). Are their broadcasts still in analog (the 990 ones) and others in digital (the 3000+ mb ones)? Is there a way to lower the quality (and file size)?