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dialog audio too low on Tivo Desktop recordings

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 19:13
I have Tivo Desktop Plus v2.8.3 running on my laptop with Windows XP. Playback of shows downloaded from my S3 have perfect sound on commercials, but during the shows, the dialog audio levels are super low while the "background" audio (laugh track, music, ambient sounds) are normal. I can't turn the volume up high enough to make the dialog discernible.

I've adjusted my laptop audio settings 9 ways from Sunday with no improvement. I tried the same show on my Windows 7 Desktop and the sound is fine. Is this a codec issue?

I ran ggieseke's TivoDesktopCodecMgr tool. The graph shows AC3 in to MainConcept Dolby Digital Audio Decoder, then to Tivo PCM Boost before going to Default DirectSound Device.

Is there a setting on my Tivo that needs to change?

Thanks for any assistance.

-Jerry

premire xl4 and cisco ta 1520 problems

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 17:45
it seems that cisco ta 1520 only allows 2 tuners. so if have a premire xl4 with 4 tuners you(like me) are in trouble til another update from cisco comes out. Cablevision told me they have no other boxes they are planning on using

3 month old XL4 goes dark

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 17:12
Yesterday my XL4 rebooted itself while I was watching a recorded show. Things were normal after that until a little less than 24 hours later when the recorded show I was watching went dark. I switched to live TV - also dark with a no signal message, other channels dark, other recorded shows dark.
What went wrong with my Tivo?

TV Land, Syndicated Shows - HD Question

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 16:34
Here's what may be a stupid question - I"ve been watching syndicated reruns like Roseanne, Cosby Show, etc. on TV Land HD. They play 4:3 on my HDTV.

Are these shows actually broadcast in HD or would it be the same if I recorded them on the standard channel and not waste the HD recording space, or is the picture quality actually better?

Works?

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:55
Quote: Originally Posted by bobotech (Post 9482416) Turn the laptop power off. When its off, use a can of compressed air and blow into the exhaust side of the vent and blow the crap out of the fans... But...but...it's not that easy.

Clean the Fan

Season Pass List

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:25
I did a search for "Season Pass" in thread titles, went back several pages, and was surprised that there was not a thread for people's Season Pass lists (easy enough to copy into Excel or similar program from the TiVo website Season Pass manager, clean it up, and post here).

I know I'd find it interesting to see what other's season pass lists look like, and perhaps discover new shows where someone has a lot of crossover with my own list. And of course, if you're worried about privacy, you don't have to post here. ;)

Since there wasn't a thread about this that I could find, I had to make a best guess as to what forum it best fit in. "TV Show Talk" seemed to make the most sense, but feel free to (gently) guide me elsewhere if I was wrong. Or for that matter, to guide me to an already-existing thread if you happen to know that there was one. Thanks!

With all that out of the way, here's my list. "Fringe" was just removed, considering that the last episode aired last night, and "Continuum" is still on the list solely because my wife liked it. :rolleyes: I had a hard time because I was continually rooting against the protagonist throughout the pilot. Come to think of it, "Grimm" is also on the list due to my wife. Note that these are not in any particular order, especially now that I have a 4-tuner TiVo.

Modern Family WJLADT
New Girl WTTGDT
Game of Thrones HBOHD
The Big Bang Theory WUSADT
Suburgatory WJLADT
Futurama CCHD
True Blood HBOHD
Treme HBOHD
Louie FXHD
Nikita WNUVDT
Raising Hope WTTGDT
Dexter SHOWHD
Episodes SHOWHD
Death Valley MTVHD
Family Guy WTTGDT
How I Met Your Mother WUSADT
Once Upon a Time WJLADT
Homeland SHOWHD
Person of Interest WUSADT
The Hard Times of RJ Berger MTVHD
Falling Skies TNTHD
Luther BBCA
Grimm WRCDT
House of Lies SHOWHD
Conan TBSHD
The Walking Dead AMCHD
Breaking Bad AMCHD
Girls HBOHD
Veep HBOHD
Elementary WUSADT
Last Resort WJLADT
Arrow WNUVDT
American Horror Story: Asylum FXHD
Gravity Falls DISNHD
Continuum SYFYHD
The Following WBFFDT

New User

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 14:07
:)Hi All!

I am a brand new TiVo owner, having bought a Premiere 4 last weekend. I wanted the Premiere 4XL (mainly for the recording space), but my Best Buy didn't have one, so I got the Premiere 4. I have a DVR expander, so I do have lots of room, but I am wondering if I should have looked harder to find an XL... I have an old TV (no flat screen or HD or anything special), and don't have any plans to replace it. Any thoughts?

Help with Dead Tivo HD

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 10:38
Hi

I would like some advice on repairing my Lifetime Tivo HD (1.5TB drive upgrade). After a recent power failure, the Tivo would not boot. Symptoms are:

1. No Video on HDMI or composite outputs
2. Hard drive spins up; i can hear the head seeking
3. Fan is on
4. Green and Yellow lights on Ethernet connector light up but do not blink; Et
5. Cable cards removed
6. Only power and video connected (no e-net or cable connection)
7. Power supply voltages OK but a little low; 12V supply was 11.5V

Based on the above, I purchased a replacement power supply from Weaknees.

After power supply was installed, no change in results. Any ideas on next troubleshooting steps?

FYI I am an EE so I can handle complex instrcutions but I only have a DVM.

Thanks

DirecTV GENIE and TiVo the same??

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 08:58
I was at Best Buy yesterday, where a DirecTV salesman was trying to sell me on DirecTV. I said that if I went for it, I want the TiVo option. So after calling his manager about getting TiVo over Genie, he got off the phone and stated that, in fact, Genie's software is based/licensed from TiVo and it's the same thing.

This didn't make sense to me, since if you go to the DirecTV website as of this writing, you can either get the Genie DVR OR the TiVo. If that was true, why have two competing products?

If it is true, when did this take place? Anyone know for sure?

It sounded more like a salesman telling me anything I wanted to hear in order to get me into a 2-year contract. :confused:

No picture either tivo

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 08:50
I have two tivos hooked up to the same tv, but can not get a picture using either tivo.
I am getting a picture using the DVD player.
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
tiger5

Rebooting started again

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 07:58
I was one of the customers affected by the frequent reboots that was supposed to be fixed. It did appear to be fixed for several days, but they started again a few weeks ago and while they are not nearly as frequent now, they still reboot fairly often. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this? This is happening on more than one unit so I doubt it is the equipment.

It's doing it again!

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 05:12
Up early this am and was finishing up a DVD burn from my RCA 80 when the Tivo re booted.
Seems to be in a reboot loop. It's just starting #3. The second one got to 97% complete then anather boot.

Anyone else having this issue?

Direct TV not changing Channels when TV off

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 04:52
I have an interesting and annoying problem. I have DirectTV and Tivo hooked up and working fine as long as the TV is on. Channels change fine if I am watching live TV or watching a Tivo show. If my TV is off, the channel does not change. Why would this matter as Tivo should tell my directTV receiver to change?

Seeking Technical understanding of 120hz TVs

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 03:18
Basically I understand that a 60hz TV refreshes the screen 60 times a second, and thus 120hz, 120 times a second.

What I trying to understand better is what cause movies (24fps) to look like video (30fps). If a DVD movie is running at 24fps, and is being refreshed at 120 times per second, why does it look significantly different because its still only 24fps.

To be clear, I am not complaining, and I do understand some people hate the 120hz effect has on movies.

Thanks! :)

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final 'Fringe' tonight (01/18/13)

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 00:31
WTF? what did that final correspondence mean....did I miss something?

comments on the final episode welcome

Hi From Nashvegas!

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 00:28
I’m a machinist from Nashville, TN (okay, just north of there). I’ve been listening to the PoI podcast for a couple of years now and thought I’d mosey on over to the boards to see what they were like. :cool:

Can I do this?

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 23:15
Can someone be watching live TV or a recorded show and at the same time stream a recorded show from the tivo Premier XL to an iPad? That is, will the tivo handle these 2 things at the same time or must the recorded show be copied to the iPad if someone is using the Tivo for viewing?

Thanks, Jon

Premiere 4 - 3 Tuners

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 23:15
nevermind...i'm an idiot...

lol

Live TV button not switching tuners

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 19:43
I've just noticed the last few days that my live TV button on my remote no longer switches tuners. This is on my TiVo premiere 4 tuner. The only difference is I recently started using a TiVo slide remote. I can't remember if it started before or after the switch. I pulled out my old remote and get the same results. I also unplugged my bt dongle and still had the same results. The only thing I haven't done yet is reboot the TiVo.

Has anyone else run into this?

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