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TiVo and the Wii U

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 09:43
I bought the Wii U on release day, due to their advertised integration with TiVo. Since then there has been little word from Nintendo or TiVo in regards to when this will be implemented. In fact, even setting up Nintendo TVii to work with TiVo is a pain, as you have to trick the system and tell it you're using a TiVo Satellite Box just to get it to change the channel.

Has anyone heard ANYTHING about TiVo + Wii U?

The Amazing Race - OAD 3/24/2013

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 09:26
Who didn't see that non-elimination coming?

I really enjoyed how most of the teams immediately chose to do the fire challenge and all but one of them gave up on it. Don't they watch Survivor? :p

Spartacus: War Of The Damned "Separate Paths" 3/22/2013

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 07:41
I'm wondering who had the worst day, Crixus or Caesar.

I lol'd when Crassus asked Caesar "Dude, what happened to you and why are you walking?"

God, I hate Naevia. Will that harpy never die? Crixus was a badass until she turned him into whiner. It's gotten to the point where I hope one of those cartoon anvils falls out of the sky and crushes her skull.

He's a total jerk but Tiberius is no King Joffrey.

Can't tune SDV channel, but can record it!

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 23:36
This is an interesting one... I like to watch the Science channel which happens to be an SDV channel. Every few days, my TiVo loses the ability to tune this channel until I reboot it - displaying the message "This channel is temporarily unavailable", however during this time I can record the very same channel perfectly. I have two Premiere XL4's both exhibiting the identical behavior, so I know this isn't hardware related.

I wonder if this will ever get fixed?

V401 error

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 22:17
Today I was watching live TV on one of my Minis. I went into another room and attempted live TV viewing on that Mini and got an error that the only available tuner was in use so would I like to watch a recording instead.

That's when something "interesting" happened. I had scheduled a recording of a live program I had been watching on that same Mini the previous evening. I tried to play back that recording and the Mini threw error code V401 "there was a problem playing your recording".

Other recordings seemed to play back fine. Yet another TiVo Mini teething problem it seems. Rather annoying one too.

It would also be nice if TiVo gave the ability for us to "force" takeover of a tuner from another amino on the network.

TiVo Series 2 40 Hour DVR Receiver with All Cables, Paperwork & LIFETIME SERVICE

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 21:26
This isn't my listing. I just saw it and thought someone might be interested.

US $29.99
Buy It Now

$20.00 Standard Shipping
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Walking Dead "This Sorrowful LIfe" OAD 3/24/13

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 21:13
BIH Kirkman

Tivo HD, 250GB with Lifetime service

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 20:47
Selling one of my Tivo HDs on ebay: Link to ebay listing

cue music from tablet? android apps?

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 19:55
I have free tivo desktop on my PC and was able to publish my mp3's to be playable on my Tivo ok, but is there an android app so I can cue music to play from Tivo with tablet instead of having to turn TV on?
On Android playstore the 2 main full fledged apps I see are-

official Tivo for tablet app
- reviews complain of slow app
- unavailable for jellybean

DVR commander
- less features than tivo app?
- faster than tivo app

Anyone care to share impressions comparing these? I just installed Tivo for tablet on my ICS tablet. It seems to run fine for me despite horrid reviews on android play store. Mostly due to jellybean incompatibility? I dont see how to cue music from within app.
Other tivo adroid app I installed is "tivo music server" and it works great as a way to play music from a micro SD card wirelessly to tivo from an android device. all navigation controls need to be done from TV menu unfortunately. The only other Tivo apps I see is "network remote for Tivo" & "RCX for Tivo". These last 2 apps seem to be basic remote apps. Will these or any other apps allow me to cue my music and leave TV off?


Sun, 03/24/2013 - 19:46
I looked through the TiVo Mini manual and saw that the Mini has Parental Controls, but it made no mention of KidZone. Can I assume that KidZone is not supported in the Mini?

Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John Prequel

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 18:51
Kind of predictable but still nice.


WTS: Premiere with Lifetime

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 17:28
Hello everyone, I currently have a Premiere, Premiere 4, and now a Mini. Long story short, when the wife found out the Mini is going to rob one of her 4 Channel tuners for live TV on the Mini she was not real happy. I'm going to order another Premier 4. I'm going to sell my 2-tuner Premiere with Lifetime if anyone is interested. It's in my computer room hooked up to a UPS and does not get much use. I'm on a business trip until this Thursday so this is what I think it is and I will be exact with pictures of the info screen, outside, and inside including HD and PS when I get home. We are in a smoke free, no kids, almost retired environment. It's a TCD746320 with upgraded WeaKnees 1Tb (could be 2Tb, I'll check). I have original box and accessories. I will ship Double boxed UPS for free to anyone in USA. $390. Only PayPal please. I will post pictures and more detail after next Thursday. If no one here is interested after I post pictures I will move to eBay.

TiVo Stream needs to be restarted after a few days of no activity

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 17:25
I thought that this was tied to a specific Stream box but I am now on my second one and experiencing the same issue. After several days of no activity, when I go to use Stream, it cannot stream anything and asks me to troubleshoot. It gets hung up on the checking software version step. I then have to restart it and after 5-10 minutes, all is working again.

That is until a few days of inactivity and I go through this all over again. Anyone else have similar experiences? If yes, is there a known fix?

Solving: "You do not have an AC3 audio codec installed.". No sound on playback.

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 16:43
TiVo technical support won't help with this, because it is a playback issue. From TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 "TiVo Desktop Troubleshooting" I get:
You do not have an AC3 audio codec installed. Playback of audio from TiVo recordings from some TiVo DVRs requires an AC-3 audio codec, such as the one included in theTiVo Desktop Plus upgrade. The Home Premium and Ultimate Editions of Windows Vista include an AC-3 codec and is often included with software for playing DVDs.I am using Windows Vista Basic. How do I best go about getting a Dolby AC-3 codec, so that audio will work on playback?

TiVo Premiere XL4 With Lifetime and TiVo Stream For Sale!

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 16:14
I'm dropping my cable and going Internet only when I move in a month, so it's time to get rid of the TiVo. :(

I have an XL4 in great condition with lifetime service and also a TiVo Stream. They're separate auctions, but if you want to buy them together I will cut you a deal on shipping.

If you have any questions, ask away.

TiVo XL4: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Premier...item43ba255e60

TiVo Stream: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Stream-...item43ba252f2d

Netgear Readynas has Tivo Archiving Support

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 15:57
Did you know there was a Tivo app for that? I certainly didn't.

Nice NAS on sale with2/ 3TB drives.

MoCA Without Cable Modem

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 15:27
Is it possible to create a MoCA network without a cable modem? My router (Apple TimeCapsule) is fed the internet connection via ethernet cable from a Cincinnati Bell Fioptics box in a utility closet. There is no visible cable modem. What I'd like to do is use a Tivo Premiere XL4 to create the MoCA network by connecting the Tivo Premiere XL4 box to the TimeCapsule with an ethernet cable and then connect the coax cable from the wall into the Tivo. From there, I'm hoping that I can connect other Tivos (Minis or another Premiere box) with the coax cable from the wall directly into the other Tivo boxes and utilize the MoCA network to enable the Whole Home functionality with Tivo. Any idea if this will work?

Cisco1520 Issues

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 14:40
When I lived in Illinois and had Comcast, I would get 10-15 Tivo suggestions daily recorded. Since I moved to TWC I have yet to get a single Suggestions recorded. I have the Cisco1520 SDV box and I'm awaiting the installer to come today and look at the hardware. Any help from the community would be appreciated.

can't see music or picture files on tv

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:59
When I want to view a picture file or play a music file, I get an error # 0-65535.I only added one picture to tivo plus in case I had a corrupted file and still got the error. This has happened on my series3 and xl4 . I have no trouble transfering programs to pc or sending video files from pc to the xl4 and watching on tv. Can anyone tell me what this error is and how to fix it? I'm using windows 7 and tivo plus 2.8.3.

Tivo Stream fact check

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 13:00
This is a just a fact check on Tivo Stream. I've read all of the threads as well as the Reviews on Best Buy.

Question: One reviewer indicates that he is an Elite owner (as I am) with 4 tuners and that the Tivo Steam reserves/ties-up one of those even when not in use.

Is this true?

Many thanks!