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getting back from little window playing a recorded program

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:02

I've noticed that if you are watching a recorded show, you can hit tivo button, etc and the recorded item keeps playing the little window at the top.

Now it lets you pause it there too, pause/play does that.

My question is how do I make that full screen again? Right now, I hit tivo btn, then tivo to get into now playing, which does rememeber the folder i was in, enter and play.

Since the little box is still playing, there should be a simple 'go back to full screen'. I even tried the 'exit' button, which would make sense to exit the menus, but it doesnt work.

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:31
Hey folks I got a question. I have a S3 HDXL, connected to my network via ethernet. I am looking for faster transfer speeds to backup several programs for later watching as well as re encoding to mobile viewing. I have a "n" in my home and good coverage of the network.

As it sits, according to kmttg my wired transfers are averaging about 7 to 10 Mbps.

If I were to use the "TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter" should I be able to get higher transfer speeds?

Any other ideas as well?

Channel Selection on TiVo HD

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:24
I just got through talking to a TiVo CSR about setting the channels I want to receive, that is going through the channel list and deleting "The Jewelry Channel", channels in languages I don't understand, etc. The following is our conversation:

"Larry: When I am selecting which channels I want to see or not see on the channel select screen how do I decide whether to select the low channel number like "25 WFXT" or the high number like "865 WFXTHD" they both give me a HD picture. In fact for reasons I don't understand some channels have 3 or more channels like "25 WFXT", "865 WFXTHD" and "132WFXT" (made up channel numbers). And I'm not counting 25-2, 25-3 etc.

Matthew: That is completely up to you.
Matthew: I always watch the higher up channel as that is generally the HD one. If both are HD to you, it is then completely up to your preference.

Larry: So there is no difference at all??? Why is there even an option?

Matthew: That is up to your cable provider. Generally those lower end channels are standard definition.

Larry: OK

Matthew: Are there any other questions I can assist you with today?"

Is that true? I currently have all of the available channels checked and if I have a Season Pass for, say, "CSI: Rest Area" the Upcoming Episodes list shows the same episode 2 or 3 times, once for each channel number. However somehow TiVo knows which one to record.

But maybe I should have just one selected, but which one?

Any suggestions or comments?

Thanks, Larry

TiVo HD, Denon Receiver, Pioneer Plasma, Local channels OTA (and they look better than Comcast)

Newsroom 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:53
Much better this week. I feel like I have to watch this show in total silence to get the dialog. Headphones help, too. Which means I'll be watching it, like I did this one, after midnight when everyone else in the house is asleep.

I still didn't hear all the dialog in the scene with Lisa. There was one line she said that I didn't hear after trying three times.

Will screaming at the cop was a bit much. As was MacKenzie throwing a drink at Will for some not very well explained reason.

But the major plot points of Genoa and Maggie in Africa seem to be moving forward. We can only assume she ends up held captive.

Showtime On-Demand (Directv)

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 08:36
Wife and I want to catch up on Homeland, which we missed so far.

If we add Showtime (on Directv), would we have access to seasons 1 and 2 of Homeland on demand? Seems like that would the cheapest way to see the show, binge-watch over the course of a month.

From Showtime's web site it looks like this would work. Can anybody confirm?

True Blood "Don't You Feel Me?" 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 02:52
OK, I realize that this is a fantasy universe, but even here, the Second Law of Thermodynamics has to apply. So Warlow's plan of just endlessly recycling blood between himself and Sookie is never going to work -- with each cycle, they're going to lose a little energy, because they need to use some just to live. (Un-live?) Ultimately they'll have to feed on someone else.

Strange that Billith didn't already know that Jessica was gone / in trouble -- he had no trouble sensing Sookie's distress.

TC Club Membership Issue

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 22:51
I was attempting to renew my membership with the TC Club. The instructions explicitly state that a Paypal account is not required. However, in the checkout flow, Paypal was forcing me to create an account. It would not let me continue without creating a password and agreeing to Paypal terms.

Is this something in how you've set-up the checkout? I've purchased from many other vendors using my credit card and have not been forced to create a Paypal account. I am very interested in renewing, but do not want to create a Paypal account.

TiVo Mini error V123

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 21:24
What does this error mean? I'm getting it on two of my three Mini's. I set them up a while back, and they worked fine, and now when I try and use them, they don't work...
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Would multi room work with one subscribed TiVo and one not?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 20:28
I'm sure the answer is both need to be subscribed, but figured I'd ask.

I have one TiVo HD with lifetime and cable card. I received another TiVo HD and would ideally just put it in the bedroom and transfer shows from the living room TiVo.

Can this be done without a subscription on the bedroom TiVo?


Sun, 07/21/2013 - 15:11
Is anyone watching this as its pretty good. Since there had been no other threads I figured would start this one as a whole season thread.

Originally I thought this season wasn't going to be as good as the first but so far its quite good. Kevin's ex-partner cop turned bad guy is an interesting story line. At first I thought it was just him acting as a deep undercover but for him to actually kill another cop, and his new boss and all us viewers actually saw it. So he really has turned bad. Of course he wasn't an angel to begin with having hidden and slept with Kevin's wife!

In the episode of 7/14, they introduced a new character - the counterfeit printer and big boss. Is this Lee Tergesen as the IMDb does not show him as being in Copper, but I was pretty sure it was him!


Bones season 8 - anybody watched?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 13:38
Me and the wife just finished about a two week marathon evening binge watching of all of seasons 7 and 8. I saw the thread on season 7 - is there anyone else here besides me that's still watching? I was very disappointed in the season finale.

Anyone? Bueller?


Tivo HD - Some program data not missing

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 12:15
Hello, my Tivo HD's guide seems to be damaged or something. If I bring up the guide, everything seems to be there, but if I go into a show and look for additional showings, none are there for most shows.

As a result, most shows aren't recording. Some are, but most aren't.

I did the guided setup and nothing has changed.

is there any way to fix this without losing all my season passes and recorded shows?


Breaking bad commentary?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 09:23
I noticed in iTunes there selling "deluxe" seasons of Breaking Bad with commentary. Is this available anywhere besides the discs and downloads? Like as an ongoing podcast?


King and Maxwell - am I the only one watching?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 08:17
I enjoyed the characters from the Balacci books, so I tried the show. Not bad!

Case of the week plus a large story arc. Jon Tenney is perfect for this.

SD-H400 Hard Drive Upgrade/Switch**Help**

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 08:16
Trying to take my 160 GB hard drive out of my Tivo and put it into a used Tivo I just bought and it does not see the drive at all. The cable and guide work but this Tivo does not see the drive. What do I have to do to fix this? My old Tivo had a flaky system board in it so bought this other Tivo with a bad 80 GB drive in it, pulled it and installed my 160 meg drive which works perfect in my old Tivo.

Any help would be appreciated!



Gold Rush: South America - August 2

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 19:48
Gold Rush: South America, premieres Friday August 2.

It might be a few days before the info makes it into the guide but double check your season passes when you can. It looks like there is a name change which might require a new season pass to be created.


Considering downgrading Xfinity/Comcast and getting TiVo

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 19:39
Comcast has my bill getting close to $200/month ... and I'm watching less and less premium channel programming.

I'm considering getting their faster internet and smaller channel lineup for less than half of what I'm paying now monthly.

The Comcast deal is called Blast Plus or Double Play or something.

I'd like re-start my Netflix subscription and want Pandora and Amazon .... and to be able to record shows. TiVo seems like the rational choice. I was considering Roku, but don't think that's the ticket for me.

Looks like I'll need to grovel to Comcast and get a cable decoder card and TiVO Premier and save some serious cash. I don't need Comcast's DVR and bundle nonsense. I've never used the phone they forced on me.

Thanks for any help here.:o

The Bridge - S01E02 - "Calaca" - 7/17/13

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 18:23
I think I still like this series. I know I like Demián Bichir (Det. Ruiz), I'm not so sure about Diane Kruger (Det. Cross). Bichir is one of those actors that mesmerizes me and when he's talking I just can't look away. I guess Kruger is ok, it's Detective Cross I don't like so much. I'm hoping that in a couple more episodes her character smooths out into someone who periodically does something that's a bit odd.

The series has a LOT of questions. Who killed the Mexicans who were trying to cross into the US? And more importantly, why? To bring attention to the 250 young women in Juarez? And are all (or most) of the 250 killings related? What does the Millright tunnel have to do with the dead girls on the bridge? Is the only connection that illegals used it to cross into the US?

I hope this all ties together in a plausible way.

CacheCard - problems installing

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 17:22
As I have anticipated in my previous post http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...98#post9739698 I have issues with installing the driver for the cachecard onto my TiVo's drive.

1. the LBA48 CD from the 9th tee doesn't work, it does not boot correctly (yes I have downloaded it and burned it to disk again and again, same problem: "Can't find Knoppix filesystem, dropping to a (very limited) shell")

2. I have tried instead using the MFSlive boot CD which I have used succesfully to upgrade the TiVo in the past using the same hardware setup, and the driver package fron 9th tee. Since I don't have a PC with IDE ports anymore, I have to use a USB/IDE adapter which maps the TiVo disk as a scsi device (/dev/sdc); this works beautifully with mfstools which doesn't care if the TiVo drive is seen as IDE or SCSI. However, the nic_install binary for cachecard is apparently only looking for IDE devices as it cannot find the USB-attached disk.

Now, if the install binary were instead a script I could look through it and see what it does and do it manually; but since it's a compiled binary I cannot do that.

I tried to post a support request on the support site for 9th tee, however that bulletin board does not allow registrations so posting there is impossible.

Can anyone help? Jafa? :)

Lifetimed Series 3 OLED, upgraded in size, plus another for parts!

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 16:37
We have had TiVos since their first unit. We have several S4 Premieres now.

We have two upgraded (in size) Lifetimed S3's. One still works great, the other died recently.

The one we used only for MRV "storage" died on us. It just has a clicking sound, which I think is the power supply but I've never delved into the hardware side of TiVo upgrading. Not sure it has any value, really.

If you have any interest in buying either from us, reply here and let me know what you'd offer.

The parts one I'd take almost any amount (though I plan to keep the fan as a spare). You're welcome to the hard drive--though I haven't tested to see if it works. It's either 750GB or 1TB, nto sure which.

For the working one, I won't consider anything under $200.