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Two Premieres, one room, remote question

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:18
i've searched around but i can't really get a clear answer.

here's the situation, i would like to have two Premieres in the same room.

it sounds like i would need two remotes, each one set to a different remote address.

remote A set to address 1 and Tivo A set to address 1

remote B set to address 2 and Tivo B set to address 2

of course i would to remember which remote controls which Tivo but i can put labels on them

am i thinking right?


TiVo Mini and Digital Copy Protection

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:26
I have two TiVos and I know many channels, HBO for example, disable multi-room viewing using digital copy protection codes. For example, a movie I record on one TiVo cannot be copied and watched in another room by a different TiVo.

Does the TiVo Mini have similar limitations? If I record a channel on the base TiVo for a show that uses copy protection, can it be streamed to the room with the TiVo Mini?

Thinking of buying TiVo Mini but wasn't sure if the multi-room viewing would actually work since so many channels turn on copy protection now.

tivo desktop plus

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 14:43
after following instructions to installing tivo desktop plus, we linked the tivo to our computer and tried to transfer programs. The programs show in the menu to choose which ones to transfer but some have a red X before the name of the program. What does this mean?

Getting the right channel lineup (Tivo S3)

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:06

I've searched the forums but couldn't find exactly what I needed. Apologies if my search wasn't good enough.

So, a couple weeks ago my S3 wouldn't stay up. We sent it to Weaknees, and they did some sort of software reset, (wiping the disks :-( ) and now it stays up fine.

Since this whole process took a couple of weeks, I had no guide data. I did a call, and while the status was success, there was still no program data. Support from Tivo said the unit was still broken, since it wasn't holding data, and Weakness says it takes up to 24 hours to load, but I should still see program info starting to populate.

Hours and few calls later, still no data. My husband suggested maybe trying to update the sw, and there I found what was the issue. I had no channels selected.

I went through guided setup, and that's where my question comes. My cable provider is Comcast in Mountain View, Ca. Comcast wasn't a choice. The choices were Att Uverse and one other choice that listed some I've never heard of. After playing around for a while, I figured out how to make it figure it (question was is Fox on 2? yes).

It's now about 80% correct. There are however some channel differences - for example Bravo and a local are switched.

Anyone have any idea how to correct this? I asked Tivo support why it didn't have the right channels, and she said try a nearby zip code. Huh?

thanks so much!

'Broadchurch' - Starring David Tennant - BBC America

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:52

Quote: Created by regular Doctor Who scribe Chris Chibnall, the show tracks a pair of cops, played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, as they attempt to solve the murder of an 11-year-old boy and, along the way, uncover a multitude of sins in the titular seaside town. Starts August 7 on BBC America.

I watched this via magical means a while ago and found it be very very good. Fantastic acting by David Tennant.

Check it out.



'HBO Go,' yes; 'Showtime Anywhere,' no on TW

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 10:55
I love HBO Go, which allows you to watch all the previous seasons of a show so you can fully appreciate the new episodes. I only recently got HBO after many years and I used it to catch up on "Game of Thrones," "The Newsroom," "Boardwalk Empire," "Girls" and "Veep."

I likewise recently got Showtime after many years, but it's been much harder to catch up on "Dexter," "The Borgias," and "Shameless. I have to buy the episodes or wait for a marathon to record them. pia.
I still haven't seen the first season of "Homeland."

Time Warner provides HBO Go, but not Showtime Anywhere, does anyone have an idea why this is?

Vudu app?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 05:08

I recently purchased a Tivo Premier XL4 and am disappointed that there is no Vudu application. While I'm happy netflix and amazon are there, I'd really like to see Vudu. Now I need to switch to another device to access Vudu and would just love for my Tivo to give me all of my media right from that box.

Any idea when this will be added?


PC sleep mode and Tivo server

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:24
I have a Desktop PC that has archived shows with a wired connection to my Tivo Premiere XL. I have the PC set to go into sleep mode after a while (saving the Earth -you're welcome) which should be fine. I wiggle a wireless mouse near my TV in the other room, and the PC wakes up.
I'm using Tivo desktop and for some reason, the woken computer doesn't show up on the Tivo "Now PLaying" screen unless I manually go to my PC and click "pause server", and then re-start it. Then it shows up instantly. But I'm curious if there's any way to not have to restart the Tivo server after sleep mode on the PC for it to show up in my Now Playing list.

Thoughts? Comments? Insults?
BTW - I've tried alternatives, and Tivo Desktop is the best software for me - so kmttg is not a solution.

Xfinity VOD Freezes after 3-5 seconds

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:45
We have a Tivo Premier XL and our market has Comcast Ondemand but we've never used it before. What happens is when we go to watch any VOD from Ondemand, it shows the full 30 minutes but after a few second it just freezes. Everything else works fine and we have premium channels like HBO working no problems.

Any suggestions on what this could be?

Under the Dome - S01E01 - 6/24/13

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:16
Just finished watching it. I thought it was great summer fare! Looking forward to more of this.

So what did they know a year ago? Anxious to find out.

TiVo Streaming Music Control Via Mobile

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:05
OK, I'll tell you what I'm looking for and you tell me if something like this exists or is possible:

My AV receiver (that the TiVo Series 3 is connected to) is also connected to my outdoor speakers for my back patio. When I want to listen to music, currently I go in the house and start the music (TiVo streaming music off my desktop) and then go back outside. If I want to change the album/playlist, I have to go back inside and change it.

I would like to be able to control it from my phone outside. It would be great to be able to browse my music library and select what's playing next. Right now the best I could do would be to stream music via Youtube and have my phone paired to that, but the quality isn't good and it doesn't have all my music.

Is there anything like this out there?

Issue with TiVo HD and Netflix

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:02
Is anyone else having any issues with Netflix on TiVoHD systems? I get the "Please Wait" gray screen for about 5 minutes and then it goes back to my main screen. It does it regardless of where I select Netflix, either from Now Playing or Video on Demand, both options go gray background back to main screen.

Thinking of purchasing Videoredo Plus

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:07
If I purchase it and my computer's hard drive gets fried, am I out the $50 it cost me? Or can I redownload it for free? Are there any free equivalents to Videoredo Plus? I just need something simple that will let me manually remove commercials and transfer back to Tivo while keeping the closed captions.

Series 3 Tivo...Best Tivo ever?

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 19:42
I have had the XL4 for 5 days now. I like the new interface and the four tuners.
I previously had a series 3, which has been moved to the bedroom. I miss it in my main tv room.
My question is, is the series 3 the best TiVo ever? I love the program titles (and the time) on the front display. It was really a good device, especially given when it was released.
What do you guys think?

Naked and Afraid "The Jungle Curse" OAD 6-23-2013

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:37
Series premier, but listed as episode 4.

I dunno, it was worth watching but I'm not sure how it'll keep interest week to week. We learned years ago on Survivor that starving people are boring and the fact that they could show us 21 days in an hour show sort of points that out. The guy lost 45 pounds and the girl 20-something, they need to put these people down in a spot with more accessible food!

There were a couple humorous moments. I'll give it another week.

Also, there's an uncensored version of it showing Sunday night right before the second ep airs.

Recording Wrong Channel

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:32
Series 2 Tivo Connected To Comcast Motorola Dct 2000 Box Using Serial Cable.

Intermittent Problem (50% Of The Time). Wrong Channel Is Recorded. When I Play The Recorded Program I Can See The Correct Channel # And Then It Jumps Usually To A Lower Number. Same Thing Sometimes Happens When I Use My Tivo Remote. Press 42, It Goes To 42 Then Jumps To 40.

Comcast Suggested Trying IR Blaster, But I'd Rather Use Serial Cable.

Any Suggestions? Thx...

TiVo Series 3 audio goes out

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 18:27
I have the first gen series 3, and until about the last couple of months it has been working flawlessly. After about 20 minutes watching a recorded program the sound will completely drop out. If I hit the remote 'play' it will come back on, but only for about 30 minutes or so. Could this have anything to do with the HDMI connection?

Thanks in advance,

Telling it to record 2nd copy makes first not record?

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 17:56
I've been having lots of problems getting clean recordings with the 20.3 update and the old firmware in my scientific atlanta cable card, so I went into the upcoming episodes of a season pass and told it to record a 2nd copy of the show it already had scheduled to record earlier.

When I went back to check upcoming again, it had cancelled the 1st showing.

Is it supposed to work this way? At least when I went back into the 1st one and said "Hey you! Record this", it finally shows both of them with check marks.

Whodunnit Season 1

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 15:08
Thought it was an interesting show. Seemed a whole lot like The Mole in a lot of ways. Strangely though, there were quite a few people on twitter who thought they were actually killing the contestants.


Cloning 2Tb HDD for 2nd Tivo Series 3 TCD648250B

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:11
I just purchased a WD 2Tb HDD on Ebay with a Tivo image for a TCD648250B Series 3 HD Tivo. It's supposed to be plug & Play for my Series 3 Tivo. Since I have four of these TCD648250B Tivo's, is it possible to clone this drive for use in my other Tivo's using blank 2Tb WD Drives? If so, what software do I have to use, or can I simply use a stand alone hard drive cloner? Thanks!