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New User KMTTG DL Troubles

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 15:11
I installed kmttg today in the hope of being able to download to my pc from my 2 premier units. In the past I have used Tivo Desktop and TivoPlaylist both of course now are crippled by the Valentines Day Date Issue, kmttg looks great and filled with features but for now I'd just like to be able to transfer some stuff off for later viewing.

KMTTG seems to successfully identify my two tivos and retrieves their respective now playing lists, problem is when I initate a download its starts off ok but at a point between 5% and 10% of the download it seems to freeze and not progress any further, anyone have any ideas what I may be doing wrong ?

Oddly low transmit speed with wireless n adapter

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 14:46
I've set up a Tivo wireless n adapter on one of my premieres. I can view transmit speeds on my access point, and the adapter seems stuck at 13.5 mbps. A computer right next to it is connected at over 100 mpbs.

Any thoughts? Is it broken?

I tried updating the firmware, but the process never finished (tried twice). I think it has the most recent firmware, however.

Audio sync on Fox shows

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 12:44
Was wondering if anyone else has seen an issue with the audio getting out of sync with the video on shows recorded on Fox network? I've seen this happening with Bones and The Following on Fox (WXXV in Biloxi, Ms) over the last couple of months. I can't say if it's happening on the live broadcast cause I almost never watch anything live. So it's usually later in the evening or sometime the next day that I watch recordings. Typically the show starts off and everything is synced up and looking just fine. About 15 or 20 minutes into the show after skipping past the first and possibly the second commercial break the audio and video are out of sync by 1/2 or 1 second. I have not noticed this on any other recordings or channels. Just stuff on Fox.

HP Home Server + Date Issue

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:28
I have an HP Home Server that I previously ran the Tivo add-in on. The server has been out of service for awhile but I recently wiped it clean and set it back up. I have yet to install the tivo app and am wondering if anyone else currently using the tivo application is experiencing the Feb 14 fail to transfer issue and if it also is affecting tivo to server transfers, and/or if there is a fix for it.

Thanks for your help..

Premiere not always seeing TiVo Desktop

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:25

I seem to be having a problem that others have had. Unfortunately, nothing seems to work well.

My series 2 works, far as I can tell, all the time - it sees the TiVo Desktop (TiVo Plus enabled if it matters).

To me, this is odd, as kmttg (on PC with TiVo Desktop) is able to do auto-transfers fine, so PC can always reach Premiere TiVo. But, for whatever reason, TiVo can't see / reach TiVo Desktop, I'm guessing.

I've tried stopping and restarting the TiVo Server - Services, TiVo Server Properties, wait 10 mins or so for it to load, exit, then restart it. This most of the time works, however, it's not very easy / automated.

Just curious if anyone has come up with either a cause or good work-around?


Tuning adapter on timer to fix suggestions

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 09:32
Like many, I've had to resort to putting my tuning adapters (Motorola) on timer's to get suggestions working again. Though this works, it's creating another issue whereby sometimes I wake up only to find that the light on the TA is blinking indicating that it is not synced. I then have to power cycle it for 2-3 minutes and usually that gets it back in sync. Right now I have my TA's set to power off at 3:00am and back on at 6:00am. I certainly can't expect my family to have to do this when I'm not around. Has anyone else noticed this odd out of sync issue with their TA's after powering off/on?

FYI, I've been working closely with TiVo on this issue and they maintain that this is an issue with my channel map being incorrect. They've had me try erasing/deleting everything and the problem still exists. They've also sent a script to my TiVo's which is supposed to rewrite the channel map, again no success - same issue. Hopefully they'll get a handle on this soon and have a fix for us unfortunate people living in SDV networks.

How reliable is the DVR Expander?

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 09:08
I have a OLED S3 TiVo and I want to have more space. I would like plug and play operation. I have looked at the 1 tb DVR Expander from WD. How reliable are they? What kind of life expectancy can I expect out of one?

How much for a Series 3?

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 08:50
I'm thinking of trying to pick up an older Series 3 used from Craigslist (or even ebay) in order to put it in a bedroom that isn't heavily used.

I'm seeing some on Craigslist, but what do you think is a fair price for a used Series 3 (OLED) or TiVo HD (160GB model)?

Supernatural - "Remember The Titans" - 2/27/13

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 08:16
Well I hate to even start a thread because I don't have a lot to say.

It was an okay filler. The last 4 minutes were awesome, of course. Brother feelings and Dean praying aka begging to Cas to keep watch over Sammy got me all kinds of teary eyed.

Not crazy about the rest. Dean's facial expressions aside I couldn't really find myself connecting with the characters this episode. I'm not sure why.

What did everyone else think?

Boston's Finest - entire season

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 08:14
A new documentary series on TNT. The first episode was really good. It's a mixture of Cops' type action with a lot of personal backstories. You follow just a few officers through their on-duty and off-duty lives. Donnie Walhberg producing. It makes for a nice bookend to Southland.


Arrow - S01E016 - "Dead to Rights" 02/27/2013

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 23:53
Well Rob, you were right.

Not only is Deadshot back but Geoff Johns turns in a stellar script, changing the vacuous Tommy Merlyn into a more fleshed out and sympathetic character.

Not to mention an action packed fight scene between Oliver and China White and the reveal of Oliver in costume to Tommy.
And I don't think that Tommy's ok with it.
(Of course, what happens when Tommy finds Malcolm's secret room?)

Throw in Alex Kingston as Mrs. Lance as a capper and you wind up with a humdinger of an episode.

I couldn't help but notice that ole Floyd was staying in Bludhaven and Malcolm said he went to Nanda Parbat.

Sony SVR-2000 DVR Series 1 with Lifetime

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 22:58
Upgraded to a Tivo Premiere so I don't need it anymore. Works perfect with original remote, manuals and I'll include the RCA, S-video, IR blaster to control a cable box and telephone cables. Has a scratch near the Sony logo. Shipped UPS ground


One button CC Finally!

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 22:46
I got an update to my RCX for Tivo app today. You can now press just one button to get Closed Captions to toggle on and off.

Star trek TNG at the movies

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 22:04

Quote: On June 16th, 1990, Star Trek: The Next Generation turned the captain of the Starship Enterprise into a Borg... and made the world wait three months to find out if the change was permanent. This April 25th, you'll have an opportunity to experience that moment in theaters with no such interruption. For one night only, Fathom Events is bringing the beloved sci-fi series to the big screen yet again, with both parts of the episode "The Best of Both Worlds." According to the company, the episodes have been remastered, sport new CG effects, and are "seamlessly tied together as one continuous and uninterrupted story." If you're interested in attending, showtime is 7PM local time, and the screening lasts two hours. Fathom Events

Survivor - "There's Gonna Be Hell to Pay" - 2/27/12

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:35
Is anyone else really surprised at how much Brandon's personality is different this time around?

He was ALL over the place his first season, sounding like he was afraid he was going to spontaneously find himself having sex with pretty girls in the hut, talking about his Christian beliefs and how much he loves his wife, etc etc.

This time he is way more relaxed and charismatic, and I don't think I've heard him mention religion at all.

Help me decide on a new Premier 4 now or a Premier "5"

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 17:22
I am coming to Tivo as a long time Comcast DVR user. I've just gotten more and more dissatisfied with the limitations imposed and I'm ready to get a Tivo. I also tape 4 programs at a time several times a week and I'm tired of having conflicts all the time.

My question now is whether to buy now or wait to see if new hardware will be released in the next few months based on the FCC filings. Since I've never really had a Tivo, I have read people discussing how slow the new Premiere 4/4XLs are as compared to the Premier with 2 tuners. Exactly what functions are slow? Could you please speculate as to what other functions the new "5" would have? Is there any chance that a newer Tivo would have wireless integrated into the system?

I already have a Apple TV, so I'm not interested in duplicating Netflix/Hulu or any of the other connection available. Thanks in advance for all your advice.

First-run episode not recorded because it already aired?

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:50
When I checked my To Do list on the evening of February 26 it confirmed that first-run episodes of "Jeselnik Offensive" (Comedy Central) and "Robot Combat League" (SyFy) would be recorded, but when I woke up on February 27 and noticed they hadn't recorded I checked the To Do list history and was surprised to see "this episode was not recorded because the same episode appeared in the My Shows list within 28 days of this broadcast". These were both first-run episodes, so that's impossible! Did this happen to anyone else?

Transfer from S3 to PC

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:08
I am having a problem with both my Tivo's. I have a S3 and a Tivo HD and I am currently unable to transfer and show from either Tivo to either of the 2 PC's that I currently have the Tivo Desktop installed on. I am able to transfer Tivo to Tivo, and PC to Tivo just fine, but can not transfer Tivo to PC.

When I open the Tivo software I can see the Tivo's and select the show to transfer, but when I start it I get an error, the status is shows is Failed.

I also have pyTivo installed on one of my PC's and it is also unable to transfer the shows from Tivo to PC.

If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate the help.

tivo not adjusting for March 10 daylight savings time

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:26
all my March 10 and March 11 to do list shows are showing the wrong time, hopefully they will fix this glitch

Live Tv Or Stand By

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:07
Does it matter if you keep the Tivo Premiere in Live TV mode when you power off your TV. Just seems so much easier to shut TV off than to go to Tivo Central>Standby. And, you can start from Live TV rather than hit the Live TV button. Any reason to have to put it in stand By mode all the time? I'm aware that the hard drive is buffering regardless, so shouldn't effect that.