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Amazon movie problem - any ideas?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 19:19
We just rented The Lorax from Amazon on Demand. It was probably 3/4 downloaded and my kids were about 15 min into it when it froze. We tried patience and then all appropriate buttons before giving up and rebooting the box. After the reboot... The Lorax is no longer in the Now Playing list. The blue light is on. But in the To Do list it says the transfer will start after the last transfer completes. We've been like this for about 30 min now. Very frustrating. My 6 year old says "this is probably why the movie only got two and a half stars." :)

Any suggestions? Or do I run out to RedBox to get the movie?

Store Music Directly on TiVo HDD?

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 18:55
Is there any way to store music (mp3s) directly on the TiVo's HDD? I have a 1 GB drive on my TiVo HD and it would be wonderful to just have all my music on the drive and dispense with all the network issues.

No audio

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 18:03
I just tried to watch the parking spot ep of big bang, there was no dialog (silent) but the laugh track was at full volume. I know it wasn't the tivos fault was it CBS or my affiliate?

2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 17:41
Setting the TiVo for the parade again this year. Ugh, another year 'listening' to Sieglinde gloat about KTLA's coverage.;)

Constant Rebooting - SMART Checks OK > what next ???

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 15:55
OK...I posted earlier about constant rebooting - start up screen , failure to respond to Kickstart. Hard drive is probably ok, though not sure about corrupted files ???

I removed WD drive, installed in my linux desktop PC and came back with SMART data indicating Good drive, no errors, and ran a scan with no faults. Drive showed 66 interupted power downs.

so....what next ?

Can anyone offer power supply output readings to use as a reference in case the power supply is flaked out ?

No capacitors appear bulged or warped but I have to start somewhere.

I am not inclined to think it is power supply since unit powers on, displays a start up routine, and goes through a self diagnostic loop, (then repeats the loop)

Unable to Delte item in Deleted Shows

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:31
I currently have 2 Tivo units in service specifically an elite unit and a premier on both tivos there is one deleted show in the deleted shows folder that I am unable to delete (different shows on each unit ), when I select the item and subsequently select permanently delete the unit doesn't reject the command but it seems to cycle back to a listing of the deleted items yet the item remains. I have tried restoring the show and re-deleting with the same result. Any ideas ? Txs

Tivo Desktop is SLOOOOW!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 13:17
Greetings! Long time no post...

I have a couple recordings I want to get off my Tivo Elite XL. So, I fired up Tivo Desktop Plus to go through the process.

That's where the frustration begins.

The application took at least five MINUTES just to open. Then after clicking on "pick recordings to transfer," it took another 5-7 minutes just to give me the list of programs. Then it took another 10-15 minutes before I could even scroll through that list or click on anything. That's where it ends. If I try to actually put a check mark next to a program I want to transfer, the program just hangs there forever, not doing anything.

What's going on? How do I do this?

Find Folder on NAS Drive

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:33
Have Premium XL4 and Seagate Goflex_Home (divided into "x", "y", "Z" folders).
Want to put video files (or jpgs) on NAS for TIVO to play
The TIVO can see the NAS, but I cannot find the "folder" it sees.
Read other threads but they involve TIVO To Go.
Can the TIVO play videos or jpgs directly from the NAS? and where is the "folder" it sees.

Problem - Windows 7 / Media Player - Video playback out of sync with audio

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:24
The audio and video playback of many, if not all, of the videos that Tivo Desktop downloads to my Windows 7 PC are out of sync.

I have searched several threads for an 'easy' answer, but I have not found one.

Is there a step-by-step guide to check for mpeg codecs and upgrades?

Is there a better playback application other than windows media player?

I am running Tivo Desktop V2.8.2.

Here are some support details from Windows Media Player:

Video Codecs

Type Name Format Binary Version
ICM Microsoft RLE MRLE msrle32.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Microsoft Video 1 MSVC msvidc32.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Microsoft YUV UYVY msyuv.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Intel IYUV codec IYUV iyuv_32.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Toshiba YUV Codec Y411 tsbyuv.dll 6.1.7601.17514
ICM Cinepak Codec by Radius cvid iccvid.dll
ICM ffdshow Video Codec FFDS
ICM TechSmith Screen Capture Codec tscc tsccvid.dll
ICM DivX® 6.8.3 Codec (8 Logical CPUs) divx divx.dll
ICM Helix YV12 YUV Codec YV12 yv12vfw.dll
DMO G2M Session Decoder G2M4, G2M3 G2M.dll
DMO Mpeg4s Decoder DMO mp4s, MP4S, m4s2, M4S2, MP4V, mp4v, XVID, xvid, DIVX, DX50 mp4sdecd.dll 6.1.7600.16385
DMO WMV Screen decoder DMO MSS1, MSS2 wmvsdecd.dll 6.1.7601.17514
DMO WMVideo Decoder DMO WMV1, WMV2, WMV3, WMVA, WVC1, WMVP, WVP2 wmvdecod.dll 6.1.7601.17514
DMO Mpeg43 Decoder DMO mp43, MP43 mp43decd.dll 6.1.7600.16385
DMO Mpeg4 Decoder DMO MPG4, mpg4, mp42, MP42 mpg4decd.dll 6.1.7600.16385
MPEG/DVD Filters

Type Name Binary Version
video ffdshow Video Decoder ffdshow.ax 1.1.3984.0
video MainConcept MPEG-2 Video Decoder mc_dec_mp2v_ds.ax
video DScaler Mpeg2 Video Decoder MpegVideo.dll
video Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder msmpeg2vdec.dll 6.1.7140.0
audio AC3Filter ac3filter.ax
audio ffdshow Audio Decoder ffdshow.ax 1.1.3984.0
audio DScaler Audio Decoder MpegAudio.dll
audio Nero Digital Audio Decoder NeAudio.ax
audio MainConcept Layer II Audio Decoder mc_dec_mpa_ds.ax
audio Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder msmpeg2adec.dll 6.1.7140.0

Amazon HD Content

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:14
I have been downloading SD movies and TV shows to my Premiere XL, but have run into a problem getting HD content. When I go to download I get a message saying sending the SD version. Both Tivos are registered, both are on the Amazon list of HD compatible devices, both have been restarted. Still no luck. Did a search but found nothing on the problem.

Anyone have a suggestion?

Premiere Reboot Stuck - Drive Fail ???

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:44
While my suspicions are bad hard drive, I am looking for recovery suggestions and I am surprised unit would fail this soon.

Bought a used Premier, unit is less than 18months old based on hard drive manufacture date.

After a recent power outage, unit is stuck in a reboot loop, and will not respond to Kickstart codes of any kind. Other forums advise replace drive.

I am hoping the brighter minds of this forum can offer suggestions for reviving a drive which is only 18months old. I've already tried the typical PC hard drive failure steps. Disconnect, pat gently, pat a little harder. Considering a deep freeze which has been known to break a hard drive spindle free.

Any other suggestions....and is hard drive failure less than two years part of the MTBF ...

Has anyone with early hard drive failure been able to get WesternDigital to provide a replacement drive ? Most have a three year warranty.

brief A/V dropouts over HDMI

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:24
This is a little different from some of the other dropouts I've seen in searching. The integrity of the program itself is fine, but the picture/sound will cut out for brief and random periods of only a couple seconds. Sometimes it doesn't happen for hours and other times it will happen 3 or 4 times in a row. If I rewind the program and watch the same bit again, it's fine. I have no issues with other HDMI devices connected through the same receiver, so I don't believe it to be an issue with the other components. Also, this is something that has started in the last year or so and seems to occur with increasing frequency. I'm wondering if it could a power supply issue?

Model: TCD652160

R10 Issues

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 10:15
I have a R10 Tivo DirectTV box and I got it new so it has been a great box and I can't complain but here lately its been doing a couple of weird things. First the reboot thing but after that was fixed, the box will every few minutes act like it's raining out, it will glitch, freezes for a split second get all digitized but works itself out. This is annoying when trying to watch a movie. This occurs all day and it's random. I have replaced the HDD with a new one and did not help. The worse of the two issues and will happen 2 to 3 times a day is it will freeze almost completely and you can pull up the menu, playlist and guide but black picture and no sound which requires a unplug, replug and it's up and going again. The fan is working,the box is well ventilated so not sure. I ordered a new HR10-250 to replace this box but would like to know if these issues can be fix. She has been a good box to me and I hate to see her hurt. :D

The Woman Who Wasn't There

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 09:26
I recently read this book. It's the true-story of a woman who claimed to have been a survivor of the 9/11 attacks, escaping from one tower while her husband died in another. It was a gripping read, both infuriating and astounding.

Wanting to learn more about it, I discovered that a documentary about it aired back in April, but I had not been able to find additional showings of it until now. It's scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Jan 2 on the Destination America channel, 286 on DirecTV. I didn't find it on Netflix or Amazon, and as far as DTV's schedule goes, it looks like this is the only airing scheduled.

Trailer here:


New Years Eve/Day Marathons

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 05:11
Here in NYC, two marathons starting at midnight. The Honeymooners (ch. 11) and The Odd Couple (ch. 10/55). I'm so friggin' torn!!

Here are some others:

Monday, Dec. 31
A&E: "Storage Wars," 6 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. Tuesday
ABC Family: "The Lying Game," 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AMC: "The Walking Dead," 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. Tuesday
BBC America: " Doctor Who," 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Cloo: "MacGyver," 6 a.m. - 5 a.m. Tuesday
Discovery: "Moonshiners," 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
GMC: "Touched by an Angel," 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.
History: "Pawn Stars," 8 a.m. - midnight
ID: "Scorned: Love Kills," 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.
IFC: "Portlandia," 6 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
ION: "Criminal Minds," 4-11 p.m.
Logo: "RuPaul's Drag Race," 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
MTV: "Ridiculousness," 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Nat Geo: " Locked Up Abroad," 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Science: " How Do They Do It?" 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Style: "Jerseylicious," 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.; "Tia & Tamera," 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Syfy: "The Twilight Zone," 8 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Wednesday
TLC: "Hoarding: Buried Alive," 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.; "Cake Boss," 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.
USA: "NCIS," 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
VH1: "Love & Hip Hop," 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 1
A&E: "Storage Wars," 8 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. Wednesday
ABC Family: "Bunheads," 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
BBC America: "The Tudors," 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Bravo: "Watch What Happens: Live," 6-11:30 a.m.
Cloo: "Suits," 6 a.m. - 5 a.m. Wednesday
GMC: "7th Heaven," 12-7 p.m.
ID: "Deadly Women," 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
IFC: "Portlandia" (24-hour marathon concludes with 5:30 p.m. episode)
ION: "Criminal Minds," 2-10 p.m.
Lifetime: "Dance Moms," 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Logo: "Bewitched," 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
MTV: "Catfish: The TV Show," 2-5 p.m., followed by the original "Catfish" movie
Nat Geo: "Doomsday Preppers," 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Oxygen: "America's Next Top Model: British Invasion," 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Science: "Fringe" (Season 1), 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Syfy: "The Twilight Zone," round the clock
TLC: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," 2:30-7 p.m.
USA: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 6 a.m. - 5 a.m. Wednesday
VH1: "Mob Wives," 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Mon, 12/31/2012 - 03:54
My Self Bhaumik i am 26yr old i am based in Mumbai, IND, i Like to Read book's, Article. and making New Friend's

Drive upgrade - input source disappeared?

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 23:28
I'm trying to upgrade my 320GB drive to a 2TB drive using the Linux boot CDrom. I'm doing this on a laptop with the destination 2TB drive in an eSATA enclosure and the original drive connected via USB-to-SATA adapter. I get as far as Copying the contents; this runs for 8-10 minutes, then it errors out with "Input source disappeared". Has anyone seen this before? I can't seem to find anything about it. Thanks!

Tivo Premiere for OTA in Ontario,Canada?

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 20:19
I am looking into getting a DVR for recording OTA(and hopefully getting brave and dumping our SAT. Service-will try 6 months vaction in summer,first.lol) and am wondering about the TIVO,is it the 746420?

Does it build the EPG from the TVGoes data,or must one pay for a TIVO sub for the guide?

What else can anyone tell me?

If so ,I 'll see about grabbing on Fleabay!

Stream+75 Hour Premiere

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 19:26
Great Deal at Best Buy Stream plus 75 hour Premiere for 200. If you activate by tomorrow you get 3 months free Picking it up tomorrow

“Ripper Street” - New series coming to BBC America

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 18:14

Quote: “Ripper Street” is a riveting new crime series set to premiere within BBC America’s Dramaville on January 19, 2013 at 9/8c. The eight-part series is set in and around Whitechapel in London’s East End in 1889, during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

The series, created by “Mistresses” writer Richard Warlow, features a dynamic cast starring Matthew Macfadyen (“MI-5,” “Pride and Prejudice”), Jerome Flynn (“Game of Thrones”), Adam Rothenberg (“Alcatraz”), Myanna Buring (“The Twilight Saga,” “White Heat”) and David Dawson (“Luther,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”). The action centers on the notorious H Division, which is charged with keeping order in the all-consuming chaotic East London streets. The first episode will air on BBC America on January 19, 2013.


This has started airing in the U.K. and the first episode is available via magical means.