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Need Help with S03 Error on Tivo HD

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 06:09
OK, so I have a Tivo HD with an upgraded 1TB drive in it that has started giving me the dreaded S03 error.

I tried to modify my setup info and now I'm stuck in the continual Guided Setup loop and can't get out of it.

I've tried both the 57 and 58 kickstarts to no avail and spoken with Tivo Customer Service. The nice woman there informed me that it sounds like the drive is bad and would need to be replaced.

Just for kicks, I checked the status of the capacitors on the power supply but they were fine (not bulging).

I've also disconnected my tuning adapter, but so far that hasn't helped.

With apparently nothing working, I've resigned myself to replacing the hard drive, but I'm wondering what will work best.

I would like to preserve my recordings from the upgraded hard drive that's failing if possible.

If I use WinMFS to do a disk-to-disk copy, will that solve the problem?

I do have the original 160GB drive that came with the unit, but I'd rather not copy that drive because it won't have all my current recordings. I did transfer everything I could, but there are still a lot of recordings that cannot be transferred due to copyright restrictions. (Thanks, Time Warner!)

The only other time I had a problem with a hard drive on a Tivo was with my Sony Series 1 unit which GSOD'd on me and I was able to copy my shows from one drive to the other without a problem.

Please help!!!


X-Factor 11-8-12

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 02:40
Wholly awkwardness!!!! Khloe is absolutely horrible! Mario Lopez can handle the MC duties by himself without a problem and will elimate the awkwardness of Khloe doing what ever she is doing.

I like the rankings.

Using a free interactive chat feature

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:51
Hey guys,
If anyone needs a free live chat feature I have been very satisfied with Chatwing.
It took less than a minute to implement, Chatwing hosts everything and its free.
The feeback has been great from everyone. 2 thumbs up!

Any interest in my tivo premiere with lifetime?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:42
I have a 45 hour tivo premiere with lifetime for sale. Comes with new remote, all the power cords, the box, and the unit. I can transfer it under your name after you get it, it's currently under my name. Everything works great and no issues with it. Just selling to get a four tuner model. Asking 440 for it.

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TiVo HD w/ Lifetime, 500GB Drive on eBay

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:50
I put up one of my TiVo HD units on eBay. This one has lifetime and a 500GB DVR/AV capable hard drive upgrade.


Only asking $199 to start because the HDMI port does not work. $249 buy-it-now. Free shipping.

7 Day Free Trial

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:17
So I broke down and got another Elite/XL4 (4th one) and I want to test it out with the new fall update that just came out. I set it up this morning, and finally got it to go to the 7 day trial period so I can record stuff and use it. I had to connect several times to get the guide data, and I guess it had to do some indexing. Finally this evening it got to the point to where it will let me record stuff, and it says it has to be activated in 6 more days. I've tried to connect a few more times to try to get it to download the new fall update, but it downloaded and installed the previous one. I called Tivo and of course they want me to put it on contract, but I dont want to do that yet until I can tell if its gonna act right or not. I even went and put it on that "priority list" so maybe that will help to get it. Still nothing after 2 more connects to the mothership.

So my question, is there some reason it wont let me have the update? Am I going to have to activate it before it will let me have the update? Is it possible it will come in the next day or so maybe? This is so frustrating :rolleyes:

humax to toshiba/pioneer

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:16
I was just given a Humax DRT800. I also found out that it does not have Tivo Basic service. Anyone thought about putting a Toshiba or Pioneer image on it?

tivo 1 with ota converter box via serial?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:45
I know there was some discussion about using a Tivax's serial port, but beyond that, has there been any updates?

TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:19
Just got this in an e-mail.

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Tivo Premiere XL4 + Tivo HD in one network, how well does it work?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:57

I currently have a lifetime subscription Tivo HD and was going to exchange it against a Premiere XL4 and Tivo Minis after the Minis are released & reviewed. But now that those are delayed until sometime next year and a new TV is hanging idle on my bedroom wall, I have to make a decision.

Would combining a Premiere XL4 with my existing Tivo HD work well? I would record most on the livingroom XL4 and pass it on to the bedroom HD if needed there. I would still hope for the minis to show up one day and be good.

Any non-Tivo alternative?


Picasa-edited Picture Folders

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:20
I use Picasa on my PC to edit photos because I am familiar with and like the editing tools. But when I access a Picasa-edited pictures folders on my PC networked with my TiVo so that I can watch a slide show on my TiVo-connected TV monitor, the slideshow does not show the Picasa-edited images. It shows only the original images. Is there anyway to stream the Picasa-edited images to the TiVo? (by the way, I do not want to watch the slide show from Picasa/Google+ on the web, because those are compressed images, and Picasa on the web offers limited free space)

Arrow "Damaged" 11/7/2012

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:53
The island back story interested me more than the current day story. I have no idea what went on back then yet but hopefully they'll keep filling in parts.

I didn't care for any of the current day Oliver story lines in this episode. I let out a mental "Child, please" when Laurel said that she and Oliver can never be together again. She wants it. He wants it. Writers, please skip the endless episodes of angst.

Apparently, Starling City looks just like Philadelphia. That was Center City Philadelphia whenever they showed the aerial view of Starling City's skyline. I could see the office building I worked in for 20 years.

kitchen nightmares: anyone you want to talk about

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:53
the 2 parter with the sisters was interesting from the perspective of WTF kind of people are there in this world?

you can diss a customer from the kitchen all you want but to go in front of them and press their food and tell them it's warm and how did it warm up between the table and the kitchen is soooo rude! what kind of environment were these girls raised in? they probably fought over every little thing and had parents that constantly bickered too and the last word was most important

the chicken on the floor was pretty good..if gordo really wanted to nip it in the bud he would have taken the pan and put it in the sink or something but instead he left it on the stove for tv effect

as a somewhat irrelevant aside, there were times the skinny sister looked very good and other times she looked like a zombie..the cameras really do play tricks lol

and i loved the guy that pretended to be the boss or the manager..but seems like the girls played along with it sometimes ...they definitely had no chops to try to discipline anyone, just bitch about them.

that one waitress that wound up quitting seemed like she could be supernasty..intentionally sabotaging poor menu choices being chosen was pretty transparent.

Top Chef: Seattle Entire Season Thread

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:28
It looks like we've gone back and forth with a season thread vs episode thread so I'm starting a Season thread but we can always change if people want.

I like the start of this season with the judges picking who goes.

Was sad not to see any Padma though!

Warning Message

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 09:40
When I went to this thread:


I received this warning message. Probably just a photo someone linked to, but still not good.

Modern Family | "Arrested" | 2012-11-07

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 07:31
now THAT was a funny episode....several lol moments for me. :up:

Getting Error v301 over 90% of the time (Hulu, xfinity, Netflix)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:53
I am constantly getting V301 errors when I attempt to access various streaming applications such as Hulu+, Netflix, xFinity, Amazon etc, etc.

If I spend 2-3 minutes accessing the stream application (ie 50+ times) the Tivo Preimiere will finally connect, but it requires determination on my part to sit there selecting the stream application until there is a successful connection.

I have two Tivo S3, a Rulu XS, and a PC; when accessing the same stream applications (ie Netflix) I do not have any problems, thus its not a problem with my local network. I have been using these stream applications for several years without getting errors. It is only the TiVo Preimere that is currently failing.

FIOS CableCARD pairing success

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:50
Like some other folks, I had problems with my FIOS CableCARD. It was
activated, but not paired with my TiVo. So channels which are copy
protected wouldn't display.

Today I found a customer service rep who was willing to do as I
suggested. He did a "CableCARD reload", and almost instantly
everything was fixed. I just thought I'd pass this along. This was
mentioned here (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...ad#post9233875),
which is why I suggested it to VZ in the first place.

Your mileage may vary.

Hulu+ Menu Navigation is very very slow

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:27
What is considered to be the normal menu navigation speed for Hulu Plus on TiVo?

When I attempt to use Hulu Plus, the menu nagivation is very very slow and tends to buffer commands, thus it is easy to mis-select menu items unless I go very slow, waiting for the screen to refresh to make sure the command buffer is clear. Basicly, I need to wait about 1-2 seconds between commands, otherwise I end up on a screen I do not want.

Other applications such as Netflix and xFinity have acceptible menu\navigation performance (not great, but acceptable).

Also, I have a Ruku XS device, and the Hulu menu performance is acceptable.