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Nothing to See Here

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 19:33
Post bump.

Tivo App Network Issue

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 16:12
I've had the Tivo app working well for awhile with a Tivo Stream. Recently I put in an access point to help out with some WiFi dead spots in my house. The problem is that the app thinks I'm not on the same network as my Tivos when my iphone is connected via the access point. And when it thinks I'm not on the same network I can't use the stream functionality in those areas of my house. The app works fine when I'm in the areas of the house that connect to router as opposed to the access point.

My Tivos are connected via wired ethernet (via a wired switch to my router). I have a DIR-655 router and the access point is an Edimax EW-7228APn set in access point mode and is connected via wired ethernet to the router. I'm using the same SSID and the Edimax is obviously set up not to give out IP addresses as it's just in access point mode.

The only thing I can think of is that the router's IP address is and I set the Edimax IP address to since the DHCP on the router is set to give out - 199, so I didn't want to use one of those IPs. But I don't see why that should really matter.

Anyone have any ideas?


Need a New DVR

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:03
I've been out of the loop for a while. Sorry for the noob questions, but not sure where to look exactly.

My basic Tivo based DVR in my bedroom (HR10-250) just died about a week ago. I think it just does HD OTA. I cycled the power and the message comes up "Powering UP, Please Wait". Well the message was something like that. Then it just keeps clicking at about 1hz. So I'm guessing something finally died in it. Maybe the hard drive.

Anyway, I guess I need a replacement DVR now. My main one, in the living room, is a HR20-100. I guess I could migrate that to the bedroom and get a new one for the main living room location. Any good suggestions on what to get? I'd rather not start a new contract commitment.

TWA Flight 800

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:47
There has been a lot said lately about TWA Flight 800. It is a Movie or Documentary starting on July 17th. However, so far, I have only seen that it will be on EPIX. We do not get that here on Frontier FIOS TV, but was wondering if anyone has seen that it will be shown on any other channel. Not having EPIX do they usually make their stuff available?

Recording a show from the mini?

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:07
Pretty basic scenario - One Premiere-4 and one mini. One tuner allocated to the mini.

Say I have three recordings scheduled on the P4's three tuners then go over to the mini.

I get that it can watch live because it has its allocated fourth tuner. Can I use the mini to record that fourth show? Does that just force the mini to stay tuned to the fourth recording?

The situation I want to do is record three on the P4 then go up to the mini and schedule a fourth. Can this be done?


Chinese Food and Liquor Decanters

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 07:17
This has been a question and, sort of, a pet peeve of mine so I thought I'd post it here.

In many, many, many movies and TV series, whenever people eat Chinese food, they are eating out of the containers (frequently in bed, but not always!) and usually, with chopsticks. Do people who aren't in movies or TV shows really do this? I mean, I know that I've occasionally had a forkful of lo mein out of the container, but their meals and conversation are all around eating their meal out of the "to go" containers. Anyone?

Also, this especially happens in soap operas, but also movies and other TV shows or, certainly, Mad Men....So many people just 'casually' have all varieties of liquor in decanters, just on the side table, sofa table, buffet, etc. Again...do "real" aka, non TV/movie people have decanters of liquor around the house or the office ( I know times have changed since Mad Men so they might not be around the office as much) ? Just curious and thought this forum might be a good place to start the discussion and get some answers. And also, what TV shows, movies, etc. do you recall the Chinese food out of container (or NOT?) and decanters of liquors?

No Videos in Suggestions folder, why?

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 06:22
I am noticing that only 26% of hard drive is being used. However, there are no videos in Tivo suggestions folder. That seems odd to me.

Do I need to turn on the suggestions folder somehow?

Tivo Stream with Ethernet Switch?

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:46
Can A Tivo Stream be attached to my network with an Ethernet Switch. And if so, would 100mbps transfer rate be sufficient enough?

Is this possible with the MINI

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:41
I hope this hasnt been covered. I have looked and havent found any answers.
I have a man cave with 2 TVs set up next to each other. Currently I have a Series 3 and a comcast cable box providing signal to the 2 TVs. I know its possible to allocate the MINI to the 2nd tv but how would remotes work in that situation. I know with 2 tivos you could switch the 1/2 button. Would I be able to control the Tivo and the MINI independently?

XL4 Audio

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:36
So I had an old receiver that didn't do HDMI pass thru. It would do the video thru HDMI but I had to split the audio using an optical cable. I have a Premiere XL4.

In an effort to clean up my cabling and move my xbox 360 to an audio system I got a new Sony HT-CT150. It's an amp/soundbar that does HDMI pass thru.

I've got the tivo and the xbox both hooked up with HDMI only and an HDMI output to the TV.

The Xbox sounds spectacular and exactly how I would expect it to, with no messing around of settings.

The Tivo sounds... tinny. I've messed with the various presets and nothing really seems to make a difference. It's set to Dolby Digital in the tivo settings.

I'd really prefer not to have to run another cable to split the audio up, and not sure if it'd make a difference anyway. Everything I'm reading says it really shouldn't.

Any ideas? Feels like I'm missing something easy

TiVo Premiere Q only records 2 shows at once

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:28
My setup is 2 TiVo Premiere Q's and 2 TiVo Minis. As explained to me, each mini takes one tuner each from one of the Premieres. So one Q records 4, the other records 2.

My question is, how do I switch which one records 4? Currently the bedroom is recording 4, I want the living room to record 4.

1,000 Hour Tivo?

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 17:44
A TrackTalk banner ad says "Behold the biggest, boldest box ever. Record 1,000 hours, 4 channels at once. The NEW TiVo Premiere XL4 DVR". What are they talking about? I thought the XL4 had 300 hours of capacity.

Why Does Tivo Delete My Kept Programs & Why Can't I Get Them Back?!

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 16:45
My Tivo XL 4 (with Comcast Cable) has been sometimes deleting the last program or two I've recorded less than an hour after recording them, even though I've clicked "Keep until I delete" and have the green dots by them. Under Recording History, the shows say "This recording was deleted because it had expired. The space was used for other recordings..."-- yet I had no other recordings scheduled. I had at least 1-2 full HD hours (or at least 12-22 SD hours) left, and the programs were normal 1080i and 720p length one hour recordings. What's worse, while I can get back programs I delete, I don't know how to get back programs the Tivo decided to delete.

While I had a lot of other severe problems with DirecTV, I don't remember their own HD DVRs ever deleting my saved programs without asking my permission first. I also liked the way DirecTV DVRs allowed you to set a default automatic "save/ keep until I delete" on all programs. Tivo seems to care more about deleting programs than allowing us to keep them.

The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 16:35
So, how do you think he's doing? I was just wondering what others thought.

I think this week has had some ups and downs but I'm starting to really enjoy him. I miss Stewart, but Oliver's not too shabby.

Deadliest Catch - OAD 6/18/2013

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:06
Well, I'm not sure if I'm proud of Dane for not allowing Nick to give him a mohawk or annoyed that he refused to be 'one of the crew'!

I love the way that the editing of this show can make it look like the haircuts actually changed their luck. Maybe it really did, but I'm not convinced.

Elliot was pulling in some pretty bad pots there. Those sand fleas look terrible.

Series 2 w/Lifetime and Adapter for Sale

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:31
I have just listed my series 2 on Ebay. I do have lifetime on this box. As an extra added bonus, I'm including my wireless G adapter.


Brand new Premieres and bundles

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 10:31
I have some NIB TiVos available, all unopened.
Premiere 75 - $125
Premiere 4 - $200
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $340
Mini - $85
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $250
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $399
Plus actual shipping
Full warranty from date of purchase.

Please PM me

Futurama is back - 6/19/13

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 09:35
Comedy Central, 10pm EDT. 1 hour episode.

TivoHD outputs no video and requires restart

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 09:22
OK everyone. I have looked through the related threads and I believe my problem is different. In the other threads, the users can still get the menus, etc to work. In my instance I get nothing, no video at all, until I restart the unit, which is no fun as the unit takes an absurd amount of time to restart. It has been working just fine for about 3 years, but now suddenly it seems to be blanked out anytime we go to use it. Any thoughts? It is a non-modded unit and our signal is via comcast cable card.

Falling Skie - S3E2 - "Badlands"

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:12
I'm surprised there's no thread yet. I thought this was a good episode. So there's another President, the real US President, and they have found out about Tom's little republic. You can pretty much guess, based on the reaction of the captured soldier that they have no deals with the aliens.