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Premiere XL Struck by Lightning

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 12:54
I have a Premiere XL and it was struck by lightning (I believe) last week. I was getting absolutely nothing out of it when I plugged it in, no lights, etc. So I thought I would try replacing the power supply. Now the only activity I get is the hard drive spins and the Ethernet jack lights light up.

I looked all over for a fuse but can't find one. Has anyone had a similar experience? I called Tivo and all they offer is to replace it for $ 150.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Placing Mini Behind Wall Mounted TV?

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:56
Thinking about mounting the Mini to wall behind my wall hung TV as an option.
Have some questions:

1) Has any1 bought the TiVo Mini Mount & IR Adapter kit to do this?
2) Where would the IR eye go from the kit?
3) Is it doable to put the Mini in a distant closet & use an IR or RF repeater to control it remotely?
4) Other options?

Goals are:
Clean look.
No device hanging below the TV.
Refrain from cut outs in the wall to "hide" them.
Slim profile TV & Mount makes positioning the Mini very limited.

Appreciate any feedback.

Tivo PremiereXL TCD748000 Upgraded

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:45
I've got a Premiere XL that has been upgraded to a 1.5TB hard drive for a total of 238HD hours. Western Digital green drive, set intellipark to 300 seconds. Has everything that came in the box, except the box itself and cables but I will throw in a new HDMI cable (does include power cable). Glo remote included.
Price is $215 plus $15 shipping. Great condition and perfect working order.

Season Passes Automatically Reordering

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:23
I have an HD Tivo

Sunday night, I noticed programs that I was expecting to record didn't, so I went to the To Do List, and noticed it was fairly empty.

I went in to my season passes to reorder them in order to get the To Do List to re-populate, and noticed they were all out of order. Some of my top passes were at the bottom of the list, and vice versa.

I've rebooted, and tried re-ordering the season passes multiple times, but they keep changing order.

The top 9 or 10 seem to stick, but everything else jumps all over the place.
I do use the online season pass manager and the iphone ap, but no method seems to make them stick.

Any thoughts on what is causing this? This is really frustrating, and it is a pain to keep reordering them!:(

FOR SALE Tivo HD Lifetime 750 Gig Hard Drive

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 08:16
$275 + shipping. It includes power cord and remote. Thought I'd post here before going ebay route. I'm a FiOS subscriber and needed to upgrade to a Premiere.

Change thread title

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 03:14

To Logitech changes their minds, will keep Harmony line of remotes.

Edit manual recording names?

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 23:21
I have a Series 2 Toshiba RS-TX60 (v9.3.2). Is there a way to EDIT the names of "manual recordings"? (By "name" I mean the items that appear under the "Now Playing" list.)

I know you can specify the name of a recording made from a VCR or camera, when you create it. But when I use the "manual recording" feature (or the red record button on the remote), my Tivo automatically assigns a program name (from the tv schedule).

(I hope to enable Video On Demand soon, but for now, if I want to record something "On Demand", I have to start the "On Demand" content on my comcast cable box, and then start a manual recording on the Tivo. But Tivo assigns it the name of whatever show is whatever channel I was on BEFORE I went to the On Demand menu.)

(I tried recording thru the "Record from VCR or Camera" menu, but for some reason I'm not getting audio.)

TWC Channel switch

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 20:15
TWC has a new channel line up in my area. Some of the new channel numbers are some of the channels I unchecked as I didn't check those channels again.

If I re-run the guided setup will it "recheck" the channels I know get or do I have to go to the channel map and manually recheck the channels?

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.