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Only getting picture on 2 of 4 tuners

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 11:03
I've just gotten a new XL4, replacing my old Series 3. It's running with a SDA with Charter Communications.

I was able to get the CableCard authorized and paired yesterday, and I'm now receiving all the channels I should get on two of the four tuners. On the other two tuners, in most cases, whenever I try to tune to a channel I get a message that says:

"This channel is temporarily unavailable. Press SELECT to try tuning to this channel again. Contact your cable provider for more information."

Late yesterday, Tivo Support said I should wait for all the channels to load to all the tuners. It's been about 20 hours, and I suspect the problem is something else. I could live with 2 tuners, but I don't want the Tivo to try to record Season Passes and other programs on unworking tuners and get nothing but black screens and error messages.

Any chance that either (1) my CableCard (M stream) is limited by Charter to only two streams, or (2) my SDA (MTR700) is somehow limited? Any other ideas or suggestions? The Charter reps I've talked to so far don't seem to understand how four tuners could possibly work through one CableCard.

Pandora stops playing

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 10:34
I pay for the unlimited, commercial-free version of Pandora and turned it on through my Premiere last night. It would play for about an hour and then just stop almost like it went to sleep. To restart, I had to hit the select button on the TiVo remote and the music would come back. Any ideas about what might be causing this from the beautiful minds of this forum?

JukeBox no longer plays via HDMI?

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:49
Its been a while since we have used JukeBox. Went to use it yesterday for some backgound music at our Christmas party.

Loaded and ran fine, played fine on a TV connected via component cables.

But refused to output any audio via the HDMI connection. Tivo works fine / normal on this connection to my reciever, but not JukeBox.

If this is yet another example of DRM getting in the way of properly working connections, I'll abandon the HDMI connection to my reciever to projector.

Just thought I would ask if anyone has thoughts on why only Jukebox / HME is not outputting any audio on HDMI?

I did try changing from DolbyDigital to PCM output and back but nothing changed.

Channels not tuning

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 08:23
I have Time Warner Cable with tuning adapters. I also have a Premiere Elite (XL4) and a regular Premiere. I noticed a problem the last few days and am not sure how long it has been there. This happens on both Tivos. If you are in the HD channels (700-800) and if you surf channels by using the channel up or down on the remote some of the channels will not tune in. It is different channels all the time and if a channel does not tune you can't get it to tune if you use the buttons and select the numbers. As you scroll up and down some channels will not tune but as you come back to them they will tune in and maybe others will not. It seems quite random. It works fine on the "lower" channels. Can anyone else duplicate this? Thanks.

Corrupt - Delete Me

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 07:37
I'm messing around getting my Season Passes to align exactly between an S4 (Premiere Series 4 - 2 tuner) and a new P4 (Premiere 4 - 4 tuner).

Transferring all the S4 SPs online into the new P4 worked - but the upcoming To Do lists do NOT align. Some upcoming things for the S4 are completely missing from the P4 - surprising since the P4 has two more open tuners!

So - I figured the ORDER of things in SPs might make a difference and tried to realign them online - which resulted in Corrupt - Delete Me (pictured) on the P4 - this has been like this for over an hour now. These things do not show up on the online UI....but they do show up on the iPad UI.

I'm going to hope/assume these "corrupt" SPs go away eventually? Or am I going to have to do something to help clean them out? (I already tried running the Manual > Connect to the TiVo service now....didn't clear them out). hmmm

Anyway I figured out that re-ordering the priority on SPs online might not be the way to go - next step - after hopefully all these corrupt files get cleared out - is to realign them on the P4 box itself and hope that the "missing" To Do List items wake up.

SNL 12/8/12 Jamie Foxx; Ne-Yo

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 00:06
President Obama and House Speaker Boehner press conference
Jamie Foxx monologue
Bitch, What's the Answer?
J-Pop America Fun Time Now
Alex Cross 2 Madea: Special Ops
Ne-Yo performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Mrs. Claus
..More Top Stories
..Ding Dong
..More Top Stories
Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney (Dermot Mulroney cameo)
Marcus Banks Tree Pimp
Maine Justice (Charlie Day* cameo)
Ne-Yo performs
Swarovski Crystals


I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that I'm alone on this but for me the very very best part of this show was Ne-Yo. I was completely blown away. I rewound and watched the first song a second time, I never do that. Clearly the man is talented, that closing dance act at the end? Wow, that was pretty impressive choreography.

WU was pretty good, the guests were very amusing.

Really enjoyed Dylan or Dermot.

Maine Justice is one of the most bizarre skits I can ever remember. It was kinda funny at the end when Jamie broke, but that was a long ass skit just to have a weird punch line.

Mmmmm the second Ne-Yo song was just lovely, really really beautiful.

In the end I was real happy with this show, the entire beginning was completely forgettable, but from Ne-Yo on it was pretty great.

*yeah yeah I know sunny or whatever I'll figure it out.

Listing Price Questions PLS S4 320GB

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 22:56
I'm thinking about listing a Premiere 320gb 2 tuner with PLS because I got shafted by the local cable company and am stuck with D* for a couple of years. I don't know what a good starting price is for eBay. It looks like their fees are astronomical now. Its approaching 2 yrs old, and I may list it with my old 500GB DVR Extender, but I also have a 1TB extender and don't know if its worth listing with that or not?? My wife and I love the TiVo but its a paperweight with D* and the DirecTiVo doesn't support half the features of the real TiVos....

Any help is appreciated

To Do List

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 21:12
I just spent almost an hour trying to find the appropriate thread in which to ask this question. I gave up because this site that was once quite organized has now become the epitome of MISH MOSH. My search for threads related to "To Do List" produced hundreds of threads, none of which were even remotely related to the "To Do List".

For over a week now, when I go to my To Do list there is a message that says, "Program info will run out on Wed 12/12! Connect to the Tivo Service."

As always, my Tivo makes an automated daily connection to the service and my To Do List shows all future programming up to 7PM on Thursday 12/20.

Why is this message appearing and how do I get rid of it?

Why is my Tivo Premiere showing ESPN2 HD in SD resolution now ?

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 21:04
This is problem started last week and I been with Tivo for 3 months already I have Time Warner Cable in NYC with a Cablecard and tuning adapter.Every other channel works fine and shows in HD . I did a reset on the Tivo box and tuning adapter and still not showing in HD.

TiVo Premiere TCD746320 DVR w/2TB drive upgrade & Lifetime

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 20:50
I have a Tivo Premiere 2-tuner DVR with lifetime service that has been upgraded from the standard 320GB drive to a 2TB WD Green AV drive. The original drive will be included in the sale so if you ever run into any future hard drive related problems, you just need to buy a new drive and image it from the original Tivo disk. I'm selling this TP because I just graduated to a new TP4 that is in my signature.

The price is $535.00 shipped (Firm) and I'll accept USPS money order (preferred) or Paypal. This price is for U.S. lower 48 only. If you're located anywhere else in the U.S. or in Canada, send me a pvt message to discuss shipping.

I will offer a 15 day warranty starting the day of receipt. After that, the buyer is solely responsible for the product. Also, any return shipping will be at the buyer's expense with the exception of a DOA incident. I have over 300 positive feedback on eBay and I've been on this forum for years so you need not worry about any "funny" business.

Moca setup problem

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 19:45
Our Tivo Premiere 4 has a cablecard installed, and the coaxial signal runs through a Cisco tuning adapter before going into the Tivo.

We had our Tivo connected to our home network via the Wireless G adapter. This wasn't sufficient for Netflix streaming though -- it was cutting out fairly frequently.

I picked up a couple Moca adapters and hooked one up to our cable modem/router. I hooked the second one up to our home theater so that the coaxial signal goes through the Moca to the tuning adapter and then finally the Tivo. I also hooked up the ethernet connection from the Moca adapter to the Tivo.

This was functional, but the signal actually cuts out MORE than it did with the Wireless G adapter, so it was worse than before.

I then learned that the Tivo Premiere 4 has a built-in Moca adapter and I should be able to just run coaxial straight into Tivo. So I removed the 2nd Moca adapter completely, so that the coaxial signal once again goes from wall to tuning adapter to Tivo.

However, now Tivo cannot detect a Moca network at all. For the time being, I set it back to the Wireless G network since that's the best we can do for now.

I thought I read somewhere that the tuning adapter can block the Moca signal, but I'm having trouble finding anything specific about that. Perhaps this is why Tivo can't detect the Moca network? It could use the Moca network when I had the 2nd adapter hooked up, but that might be because of the ethernet connection which didn't go through the tuning adapter.

Any ideas on why Tivo can't detect the Moca network when I don't have a 2nd Moca adapter set up? If it's because the tuning adapter is blocking the signal, is there anything I can do about that?

Thanks!

Siri + TiVo = Tebow

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 19:16


I found this very amusing :)


-HeatherA
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Getting diagonal interference lines on DTV SD-DVR80

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 17:56
Hello. DTV techs and myself are both at wits end to figure out why I am getting diagonal lines and degraded picture intermittent through my DTV SD-DVR80 (Hughes). This has been occurring since right after the rebooting problem was fixed 11/21/12. They've been out here twice and are coming again 12/13. The two visits before, 12/1 and 12/6 did not fix the problem. They put new connectors on the sat cables to the two tuner inputs on the TiVo, replaced the RCA jacks with new ones, tested the DVR itself with their little TV monitors they carry around (no lines when they used that), they tested all the ports on my older Panasonic TAU SD TV 27" and found no problems. Ironically, the picture is 90% better when it rains (of all things), but is really bad during sunny weather. They even tried switching to S-Video input with no change.

So, according to them, my DVR is fine, my TV is fine, the tuner input cables are fine, but still a bad picture with light and sometimes prominent diagonal lines that alternate from top-right or top-left through an otherwise nice picture from the sat. I have an identical set-up in my bedroom with a DVR40 (Hughes) and same TV type and the picture is great. It's driving me insane. Any ideas/input? Thanks. I want to keep my DVR80, a workhorse, and don't want one of their R16's or R22's or their standard DVR replacement; I want TiVo; but getting the HD TiVo THR34 (?) with an SD TV is ludicrous (I am happy with SD anyway).

broadband failure?

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 17:35
Hi,

My TiVo Premiere is connected via Ethernet to an Apple Airport. The connection works fine: I can connect to the TiVo service without issue.

But when I chose streaming, and go to the broadband screen that shows Amazon, Netflix, etc., the TiVo will not respond to the remote (which is working fine). By reading many posts here it looks like this could be a weak signal issue but I am not sure how to measure or verify this.

On what might be related I notice that there is an update for the TiVo software. When I looked for my software version, I get this: 11-ok-04-2-1052, which doesn't seem right. What DOES seem right is making sure I have the latest software.

I posted this hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I am not sure of what steps to take to figure out what is happening here.

I DO know that my net connection works great, and that there are no port issues. I know this because other devices work, because the TiVo box sees remote Macs that have downloaded movies on them via pyTovoX, and because the entire system was working great for many months.

And I DO know that when TiVo is disappointed with the available signal it will sometimes just sit there and sulk rather than telling anything useful and I am thinking that is what is happening.

Thanks.

Series 3 hd w/o cablecard use with digital?

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 17:31
All,

I have an Tivo Series 3 HD that I initially recieved HD service from Comcast with 2 cable cards. I hooked up an antenna and downgraded the comcast service to basic cable, so I get HD over the antenna and non-hd from comcast. I'm paying $40 for basic cable, and an extra $40 a month for two cablecards. Can I eliminate the cablecards and just use the cable connector? Will it work in theSF bay area?

Problem with missing program title

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 15:47
I have a strange problem with my Tivo HD. Everything was working normally until I made the mistake of using Tivo.com to edit an existing season pass (for Person of Interest). Since doing that, the show seems to have lost it's title in the Tivo's database. If I do a search by title, Person of Interest does not show up. In the season pass manager, the season pass has no name. If I record more than one episode, the folder in NPL has no name.

I've had this issue for months, so it does not self-correct. I have also tried deleting the season pass, forcing connections, then recreating the season pass (by finding it in the guide or in Tivo Search), but the problem still remains.

My nameless season pass still seems to work ok, and I haven't seen any other problems with this Tivo, so I'm not motivated to take any drastic measures like Clear And Delete.

Thanks in advance for any info or suggestions.

THR22 Blank Recordings

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 15:30
I have 3 THR22's, I'm experiencing blank recordings, just black screens for the entire duration of a recording. One program will record fine on that channel, the next program will be blank. It's entirely random. I'm wondering if it might be related to showcase downloads that take over channels (though I've never figured out why those don't use the internet connection). I've also got swivel search working on one receiver, but not the other two. I've force software downloads, and run all the Hard Drive, antenna, and network diagnostics with no sign of trouble. I read on DBSTalk that others were reporting the same problems. I've also noted some inconsistencies in the THR22 from the SD Tivo's. When I cleaned the To Do list on the SD units I could manually select a program to record at a later time, and the SD unit would automatically remove the duplicate earlier recording. With the THR22 I have to manually remove the duplicate.

About $99 Lifetime

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 15:13
Has anyone had any luck getting the $99 lifetime offer recently? I called to cancel but they would only do lifetime for $200. I got my Series3 HD in 2009, do you guys think it's a good deal or should I call again and try a different rep? I am on the yearly plan of $129 so I would pay $70 extra for the lifetime sub.

TiVo Website down, or just suck?

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 14:38
the My TiVo site is slow, if I click through to email for support I get a 404. took over a minute to show Big Bang episode list.

Is this normal, or are they having issues with the web code, like their ipad code?

"Welcome, Powering Up" Freeze--Hard drive not spinning

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 13:33
I've had zero problems with my 5+ year old Series 3HD until yesterday. It was locked up and required a hard restart by unplugging. Now it just freezes on the Welcome, Powering Up screen. The fan spins, but the hard drive doesn't. Popped the top and did a a quick visual. All normal except at least one bulging cap. Is it likely that the power supply has failed and *not* the internal drive?

Many of you have tons more experience with this than I.

Depending on what you all have to say, I'll probably just swap out the cap, and any others that look suspicious before replacing the HD.
Thanks in advance for you help!

Cheers,
Tom

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