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Using Streambaby w/o Tivo Service?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 06:37
Would it be possible to purchase a Tivo and then only using Streambaby without activating Tivo Service?

I am looking for a streaming device with my HP LX195 Windows Home Server.

I've tried Roku and Western Digital products without any success. Or it there another product that I should try which may provide better results.

Please let me know. Thanks.

Malware warning for TCF

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 06:36
I'm getting a malware warning from Google chrome for the site because of zipmeme.com.

Rescuing my Premiere

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 03:27
My Premiere died last week with a GSOD. I have a ton of 2tb drives lying around, so I attempted to hook up the drive and back it up.. JMFS wouldn't even see it as a tivo disk. I couldn't find anyone locally who'd let me borrow their unit for an afternoon to make a copy of their disk, so I ended up ordering one from weaknees. I just ordered the smallest available since I have a spare larger drive already in the closet. The replacement drive came today, and I was able to copy it to the 2TB drive, expand it, and supersize it. My question is this, are all my season passes gone? If I fire my tivo up with this new drive, will all my season passes go the way of the dodo? If I log in to tivo.com right now, I can see them all in the season pass manager. Can I move them to one of my other tivos and then move them back? What are my options here?



My TiVo desktop contents sometimes do not appear

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 00:23
When I click "my shows" and go down to the bottom, I usually find a now playing list for whatever I have saved on my computer in the tivo desktop but from time to time, the now playing option is not there.

I have had to uninstall and reinstall tivo desktop each time I try to transfer stuff from my pc to the tivo and when i do that, the "now playing" appears at the very bottom of the my shows list. but sure enough the next day, it is gone.

what am i doing wrong? any help would be appreciated.

Doctor Who Classic Watching

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 23:39
I have obtained the Doctor Who classic episodes. If anyone is interested I was thinking of posting about the older series as I watch them? I've only seen the two versions of the pilot episode and the second episode so far. I will probably not go through the episodes that fast, but I think it will still be interesting.

Survivor: Philippines 11/21/12

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 22:29
I can't decide what I feel about Abi.

I hate her, but she's entertaining TV.
I think she's a mean, nasty, despicable person, but then I realize that maybe she's just dumb and unaware.

"Hawaii 5-0" OAD 11/19/2012

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 21:48
Yikes, didn't think they'd actually kill off the hacker teen . . . and then making it clear that it was a torture-murder. Eeeeeesh.

Nice to see Carlo Roto (aka Chloe's husband in "24") back on the small screen, and against type to boot. Then again, he got chicked by Grace Park. My wife asked, "What kind of special forces operative is he that he can't beat her up?"

I said, "I guess in the world of the show, being a South African special forces guy is not the same as being a U.S. martial artist."

I know it's kind of hard to take Grace Park seriously as a badass hand-to-hand fighter because she's so slender, but I do get a kick out of watching her character beat the crap out of the bad guys.

Ghost tivo

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 20:53
I bought a hard drive off of e-bay and after i did a guided set up it shows a ghost tivo on my network. any ideas on getting rid of the ghost ???:confused::confused:

System Battery

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 20:10
Is it possible for a dying or dead system battery to cause a Premiere to be in a never ending re-boot loop?

Chevy Chase leaving Community

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 18:25

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

General question about Smart TVs with Premiere 4/XL4

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 18:13
Hey all! I'm going to be replacing my Premiere with either a Premiere 4 or Premiere XL4. (I haven't decided yet.. heh)

I'm considering getting a new TV as well but I'm very unfamiliar with the functionality they provide when used with a TiVo. Is there any reason to get a Smart TV if I have TiVo?

As an aside, I've seen that some Smart TVs offer YouTube support. I watch a lot of YouTube videos and the current YouTube app on TiVo absolutely sucks. It's buggy, slow, and non-intuitive. I know YouTube developed it but why TiVo accepted this crap on their system is beyond me. I pay TiVo for service, not YouTube, and expect better service. The Netflix app isn't much better.

Anyway, sorry for the rant.. lol. Is there any reason to get a Smart TV if I have TiVo?

CHEAP replacement fan for series 2?

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 17:42
I have a Series 2 and the fan has stopped working.

Checked with WeakKnees but they want about $20 + shipping for a fan, which feels like I am getting ripped off, since I know you can get computer fans for about $5-7.

What I don't know is the exact specs I need in a replacement, or a specific one that will work with this model.

Any ideas? Thanks much!

Breaking B[re]ad

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 16:07
Thought this was pretty funny..

Breaking Bread


For Sale: Tivo Series 3 HD (TCD652160)

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 15:34

Tivo Series 3 HD
+Wireless G adapter (new in box)

Ends Friday!

Seagate 2TB $69 at Newegg

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 14:36
Just got an email on this and thought I would share. I dont know much about Seagate drives, but I know some people love them. Thought it was a good deal for 2TB.


How to download movies from Tivo to Windows PC

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 14:21
I've been trying to download movies from my Series 2, Model HR10-250 with Version 6.4a software. This model doen't have a cat5 Ethernet connector, but does have a USB connector, as well as a serial jack. I do have an adapter for the serial jack to old fashioned DB9, 9 pin connector. I've successfully gotten into the box with Putty, via windows, but there is a blizzard of large cryptic files that may well be the movies. I don't have the WiFi adapter or know if this is the way to go. I tried TiVo desktop, but it wants a media number that appear up on my "TiVo central". But then I don't have a network connection to begin with.

I have two questions. First a two parter:

(1a) Assuming that it's possible to offload movies from the TiVo to a PC, where would I find the movies on the Linux hierarchy in the TiVo file structure, and (2a) is there anyway to identify which file is which movie?

(2) Is it possible to use either the serial jack, or USB connector to transfer movies from the TiVo to a PC running windows?

Thanks for sharing your experience.

SD channels on HD receiver

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 13:49
Is there any picture quality benefit seen with SD channels when a HD receiver is used and connect via HDMI rather then connected with no HD receiver using composite video a/v cables.

In other words is it worth the cost to upgrade to HD receiver and not purchase HD channels.

Series 3 Digital Audio Problems - HELP!!!

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:58
OK I need to reach out to the TIVO community. I have a Series 3 Tivo which I am so excited about - however I am encountering issues with the digital audio. When the unit is plugged in the analog channels are fine - when you get into the digital channels they are digitized (garbled). So here is the breakdown:

My TV is working fine - had a cable box prior and had digital channels.
TIVO is working fine (had it working on another of my TV's).
I replaced cables with brand new - just to be sure.
Plugged TIVO unit into wall to make sure Unit was grounded well.

I brought a small TV to test all the connections with (so I didn't have to climb behind my big TV all the time) when I connected it to the small TV it had the same audio symptoms until I changed the Dolby Digital - PCM option to just "Dolby Digital" and it then worked on my small TV! So I unplugged the HDMI from the small TV (knowing it was working) and connected it to the large TV and still had the garbled audio.

I have used all types of cables to connect and HDMI seems to be the best. TIVO wants me to replace it at a cost of $350 - tough to do when I have seen it work! I am thinking it is a cable card issue but would appreciate any experience and feedback someone can provide - this is so frustrating!

For Sale: Three TiVo HD Units with Lifetime Subs

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:28
I have three TiVo HD units available for sale, each with a lifetime subscription.

One unit has an HD upgrade from Weaknees and can record up to 70 hours of HD programming. The two others are base units purchased direct from TiVo and can record up to 47 hours HD.

All are in good working order and have the original packaging.

I'm upgrading to a Premiere XL4 and reducing the number of CableCards I need. :)

On Sale: New Apple Iphone 5 64GB/Iphone 4S 64GB, Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple Ipad 3

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:38
Contact E-mail: mutlifocusmobile@hotmail.com
Skype: haider.mohammad7
Contact Name: Haider Mohammad


Apple iPhone 5 64GB HSDPA 4G LTE Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)…..$700usd

Apple iPhone 5 32GB HSDPA 4G LTE Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)…..$650usd

Apple iPhone 5 16GB HSDPA 4G LTE Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)…$600usd

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB Quadband 3G HSDPA GPS Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)….$550usd

Apple iPhone 4S 32GB Quadband 3G HSDPA GPS Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)….$500usd

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Quadband 3G HSDPA GPS Unlocked Phone (SIM Free)….$450usd

Package Content:
1 Apple iPhone 5 Phone
1 Charger
1 Data Cable
1 Handsfree
1 User’s Guide

Apple iPad 3 64GB (Wi-Fi + 4G)…$600usd
Apple iPad 3 32GB (Wi-Fi + 4G)…$550usd
Apple iPad 3 16GB (Wi-Fi + 4G)…$500usd

Samsung Galaxy GT-I9300 S3………$500usd

Package Contents:
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III 16GB (3G 850/1900MHz AT&T) Unlocked Import
Standard battery
AC travel charger/ Data cable
Stereo headset
User manual

Brand new Blackberry Tk- Victory

Brand new Blackberry porsche design p9981

Brand new Blackberry Blade design

Nikon D700 12MP DSLR Camera…..$800usd

Package Content:
1 Nikon D700 DSLR Camera
1 EN-EL3e Battery Pack
1 MH-18a Battery Charger
1 UC-E4 Data Cable (USB)
1 EG-D100 AV Cable
1 AN-D700 Strap
1 LCD Protect Cover

Nikon D90 12MP DSLR Camera…….$550usd

Package Content:
1 Nikon D90 DSLR Camera
1 EN-EL3e Rechargeable Battery
1 MH-18a Quick Charger
1 DK-5 Eyepiece Cap1 DK-2
1 Rubber Eyecup
1 UC-E4 USB Cable
1 EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
1 AN-DC1 Camera Strap
1 BM-10 LCD Monitor Cover
1 Body Cap
1 BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
1 Software Suite CD-ROM

Canon EOS 550D 18MP Digital SLR Camera….$450usd

Package Content:
1 Canon EOS 550D Digital Camera
1 LP-E8 Battery Pack
1 MH-18a Battery Charger
1 LC-E8 Data Cable (USB)
1 AVC-DC400ST AV Cable
1 EW-100DBIII Strap
1 User’s Guide
1 Eyecup Ef

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21MP DSLR Camera….$1,500USD

Package Content:
1 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Body
1 Eyecup Eb
1 (EW-EOS5DMKII) Wide Neck Strap
1 (STV-250N) Stereo Video Cable
1 (IFC-200U) USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
1 (LC-E6) Battery Charger
1 (LP-E6) Battery Pack
1 EOS Digital Solution Disk
1 Software Instruction Manual

Contact E-mail: mutlifocusmobile@hotmail.com
Skype: haider.mohammad7
Contact Name: Haider Mohammad