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TiVo & FIOS - What to expect?

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 08:44
I am moving in a week and just purchased my first TiVo. I bought the tivo premiere and a lifetime subscription. In my new house I have already scheduled an appointment to have FIOS Internet and TV setup. I know that TiVo works with FIOS but I’m confused on a few things.

1. The TiVo needs to be connected to the internet so when the FIOS guys come to install will they be able to hook up my TiVo? I’m confused on the whole router situation with FIOS. It sounds like you do not get a standard wireless router with Ethernet ports. I’m worried that they will activate my FIOS then say thanks and leave since I have TiVo and will only be renting a cable card from them. Do I need to do wireless or something or bridge to my Time Capsule (see below)?

2. I have an apple time capsule that I’d like to use. I don’t necessarily need it to act as a wireless router but I need it to backup my iMac. How do I hook it up to backup my iMac? And is it possible to bridge it to the FIOS router? I’m thinking the Time Capsule may give me better wireless speeds than the FIOS router. I’m not extremely tech savy but I can make my way around.

I realize this could have went on a FIOS forum but I trust this forum may be able to provide answers.
Thanks guys, really looking forward to TiVo!

Strange season pass behavior

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 06:50
I have an SP for the FX show 'The Americans' which is set to new only (first-run), unlimited eps, no dupes. Checked the ToDo last night before the show and saw for some reason ALL eps were scheduled including dupes of every showing both last night and next Wednesday. But only for that SP for some reason, and it never did this before on any of my SPs.

Changed the SP to New+repeats, hit OK, saw that nothing changed in ToDo (probably didn't wait long enough). Changed back to New only, moved it down a notch in SP manager to force a reschedule, and everything's back to normal.

Weird that it was only this SP, I'm guessing that it got corrupt somehow. Everything else looks good in ToDo (I have over 60 SPs/ARWLs, about half of which are active now).

S3 to S3 transfer <1MB/s with netgear router

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 02:23

I have two S3 DVRs, two Wireless-G (AG0100) adaptors and a Netgear WNR2000 (wireless N) router.

When I transfer recordings from one to another, I get less than 1MB/s.

It is impossible to watch the copies recording in realtime, owing to the slow transfer rate.

It takes hours to transfer the smallest program (best done over night).

Can anyone help. I apologies up front because this must have been covered before, but I have spent the last four hours sufing the reports and I cannot see the answer.

It used to work fine on my old D-Link wireless G router, bot not now.

All responses gratefully received.



audio hiccup going in/out of Tivo menu?

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 02:22
This has been happening since forever when I bought my Premiere two years ago. I assumed it was some limitation in the Flash environment, that they couldn't switch to/from Live TV vs HD Tivo menu (with video preview window) without losing the audio stream.

But now that we have full-screen Guide (since Fall update?) it doesn't lose audio going to/from that seemingly identical HD screen.

Do others experience this same issue, and has Tivo ever addressed it?

Does Mini support CC?

Thu, 03/14/2013 - 01:22
I did a search and couldn't find anything.

Does mini support CC?

playing mp3,s & flac music?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 23:24
can I play my mp3 and flacs that reside on my nas/pc from my TiVo? I think I heard there was an android app so I could cue it from my tablet and have TiVo output music to my amp?

Where can I get the best deal on a tivo remote with the sliding keyboard?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 22:27
anybody know?

seems like the cheapest price i have seen so far is $100.

Any way to get it cheaper than this?


Just got a cable card and tuning adapter...

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:23
Put in for my new XL4. I know, I should have done it myself, but they insisted on doing it. I figure if I persisted that they wouldn't give me much help on pairing. Besides, the office is all the ways across town and I worried about having to travel for multiple M cards.

What pisses me off is I know more about this than the tech who claimed to have done many card installations. He knew jack about MOCA. I had to instruct him on installing a splitter BEFORE the tuning adapter after he had lost the MOCA Internet connection. He was flabbergasted that I was "using" the cable company's wires for other than normal TV.

In any event he took quite a while, much of it on the phone. I wonder how I would have fared on the phone.

Tivo Search Not working

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00
Tivo HD. Screen says Mind error Internal error: com.tivo.tri...

I forced a connection and rebooted my tivo. Didn't help.

edited to add online chat said if I already forced a connection and rebooted I have to call customer service. Maybe tomorrow.

Clock is off a bit.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:59
I'm posting this at 8:05pm.

Verizon No Cable Cards?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:53

My son returned home and I wanted to set up the TIVO HD in his bedroom. His TV is Analog only. I have Verizon FIOS in the house. Do I have to have the cable card for the HD Box to receive the non HD Channels?

Just curious before I reactivate the box.

Survivor Caramoan : OAD 3-13-2013

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:50
Good Riddance. He and his uncle are nothing alike. Brandon never should have been brought back. What an Ass.

I hope Philip wins now.


Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:59
very odd question but does the Mini produce some heat or warmth?

strange as my cat like my current Dish Joey as it produces some heat and she curls up next to it LOL

yes - laugh - I am a cat person :-)

AV Jack Wiring?

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:41
My mini is on the way, but I will need to use it with a TV that has DVI and stereo audio inputs. I have a HDMI to DMI Cable, but TiVo is not yet listing the cables for the AV port, from which I need to get stereo audio. Does anybody know how the AV jack is wired, in terms of Tip, Ring 1, Ring2, Body?

Streambaby and Mini

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:29
I can confirm what was expected that you can't "stream" videos directly to the Mini with streambaby (because it's not really a stream but a copy with 1.1GB buffer limit). However I was able to get streambaby push functionality working. This is similar to pyTivo push where you can select a video to push to a series 4 unit, but you can do everything from the Mini itself and it doesn't rely on pyTivo. Then you can access the transferring show via the Mini, so an indirect way to play archived shows on the Mini.

I've never tried VidMgr which is another HME app which works with pyTivo to select videos to push but I would presume that should work on the Mini as well.

SPSPS backdoor on a Mini

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 12:22
One of the most useful SPS backdoor codes for me has long been SPSPS (Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select) which clears the play bar quickly when using trick play functions. Unlike all other SPS backdoor codes, since the introduction of "Pause Ads" it has been made increasingly more difficult to enter this code. The only reliable way to this point was to play a showcase video and enter the code while it is playing. That is a sure fire way to enter SPSPS with remote and have it stick.

Enter the Mini which of course doesn't have showcase videos and hence apparently no reliable way to enter SPSPS. I tried again and again to enter SPSPS with regular Peanut remote with the Mini but couldn't get it to work. Another strike against the Mini.
However, playing with it some more last night I found using the kmttg RPC Remote macro while playing back a recording seems to work very reliably.

So for those (apparently few) people that love the SPSPS code know that there is a way to enable it with the Mini despite lack of showcase videos.
(Also like for regular TiVos this backdoor is not sticky and needs to be re-entered upon reboot of the Mini).

TiVo Premiere with 2TB drive and Lifetime Service

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:21
I'm replacing one of my Premieres with a TiVo Mini. The Premiere has been upgraded with a 2TB drive and has lifetime service. I'm asking $500, and I'll pay for ground shipping to the lower 48. Let me know if anyone has any interest.


Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:54
Thought this deserved its own thread, rather than being in a bump of the She's Pretty Hot thread.

Oh my, this is awesome. Kristen Bell and VM creator Rob Thomas are doing a Kickstarter campaign to help finance a VM theatrical move. If they hit their goal, Warner Brothers has agreed to put the movie into production and distribute it.

From ew.com:

Quote: In the spring of next year, the Veronica Mars faithful could be watching their beloved heroine (plus her pals Wallace and Mac, bad-boy ex Logan, proud P.I. pops Keith, and more) on the big screen — as long as they kick in a few bucks right now to get things started. Today, Thomas and Bell are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a low-budget Mars movie that would be shot this summer. The goal: $2 million in 30 days. If they reach it, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to put the movie into production and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. (The film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 for a limited-time theatrical run, before moving to VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms.) If they don’t reach the goal: No movie. I am so in. Here's the Kickstarter page:


Let's make this happen, Veronica Mars fans!

How to get just audio out of a/v jack of mini

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:22
Since my tv only has a hdmi port which doesn't do audio...I needed a AV cable which had RCAs on one end and 3.5mm jack on the other. I found a old camcorder cable which had a 3.5mm jack on one end and 2 RCAs on the other, a yellow one for video and a black one for audio. Initially when I pugged this into the mini and into the red/white ports on the TV...I got static on one channel.

After some fiddling...I found if I half inserted the plug into the mini both channels would work just fine. Just thought I'd share this and Save someone the expense of buying yet another Cable. This half inserted trick may also work if you use a 3.5mm to red/white RCAs cable as well.

An alternative idea to a TiVO mini

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:09
OK, I was waiting for this TiVO Mini to come to the market before I moved on some other possible choices for having multiple live TVs in my home. Now that it has arrived, I might go another route.

Instead of getting a mini; $99 lifetime a Series 3 TiVo (since I have a Premiere 2-tuner) that I recently obtained from Craigslist for $40. Then simply throw a cable card in it for $1.50/month. Will not only essentially have a live cable box (with its own dedicated tuner), but also additional storage for recording programs (that can be transferred as needed), Netflix access and ability to have pyTivo.

I'm sure everybody's needs are different and you would probably go with a mini if you don't have a cable outlet nearby the needed TV. I personally am gonna try the above method for a guest bedroom that isn't used frequently, but what true benefit would a tivo mini have over just getting a cheap series 3 TiVo instead? Is it really just the fact that you would have a central access point (4-tuner Premier) to control all network activity? I also realize you can watch premium channels on a TiVo mini as opposed to them being blocked with my Comcast system.

Maybe there are some other factors? Just curious.