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Unreliable Tivo Stream

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 19:45
I've had Stream for over a month now. It is hooked up to my Premiere (ethernet to the router). The setup works and I am able to watch the stream on my iPhone5 and my iPad.

However, a lot of the times (I would say 7 out of 10) - the connection keeps dropping (even when I am in the same room as the stream/tivo/tv). I have a small house so I am never more than 30 feet away from the stream. When I reboot the stream box, it starts to work again and can find the stream again.

This is very frustrating. I've paid for the stream box and also paid Verizon FIOS to get my router moved next to the TV/TiVO - and still can not really use this product. I am never sure that I will be able to watch stream in my bed - or I will have to go downstairs to reboot the box.

Are the others not having this issue? I can not believe this is unique to me.

Connect old Tivo's to new XL?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 18:20
Hi,
I recently purchased a Premiere XL. It is located in the living room. I have 2 other tv's in which I would like to watch the same high def signal on. Currently I have coax running to the other tv's.

I also have 2 HR 10-250 boxes from when I had D*. Is there a way to connect all of the Tivo boxes? Or would an HDMI splitter be the best way to go along with new HDMI wiring? Or is there a way to use the coax to distribute the signal? Thanks.
Jim

Letterman 10-29-12

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:00
Surprised Letterman put on a show with no audience. I was a little bit disturb when Alan Kalter comes storming in eight minutes into the show pissed off to the world basically calling Letterman an a**hole for not letting him know there was a show that night. If I was Letterman and this wasn't some preplanned skit I would have told Kalter to go home and stay home.

Slow menu (delays) in SD menus

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:33
I have an XL4 and use the SD menus and am still on version 2.2.1. The time it takes for a menu to dispilay has started to lag maybe 2-4 seconds. The yellow light flashes right away but there is a significant delay before the menu is displayed, and sometime it will paint part of the menu before filling in the rest of the information. Any ideas.

Hunted

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:27
The second episode of "Hunted" on Cinemax did not record.

Checking the date codes for the first two episodes, I found that they are off by 14 days. I had to manually tape tomorrow's rerun.

jdg

How to limit number of times a show is recorded daily?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:07
Is there any way to limit the number of times a show is recorded daily, if the first-run and repeat options are set? I record a couple Disney shows for the kids and keep 4 recordings. First-Run only isn't a good option because there aren't often new episodes. However, Disney seems to always be doing marathons and it seems like this show is on 10+ times a day. The problem is that every time I turn the TV on and turn around, TIVO switches to record the Disney show again because I missed the Tivo inquiry asking me if it's ok to change channels. If you turn on the news while you're making dinner and don't watch closely it changes the channel. Annoying and definately a first world problem, but I wondered if there was a "maximum of x times per day" setting.

Star Wars Episode 7 Speculation

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:32
In the Disney/LucasArts press release it was mentioned that the next Star Wars film would be released in 2015.

So you think that they'll start the next movies using the Thrawn Trilogy by Zahn? Or something else? I'm already looking forward to it.

I certainly hope they don't go all animated like the Clone Wars series. That was ok for a while, but it got old for me.

Stream Stuttering Issues - Caused by an Unmanaged Switch???

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:20
My stream has been stuttering badly when streaming TV (as in every minute or two at least, making TV basically unwatchable), which, per TiVo's support FAQ, suggests network bandwidth problems.

My setup was as follows; Fios Internet service comes into Verizon-provided Actiontech router, with wireless enabled. I have a D-Link Gigabit switch (DGS-1024D Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps) connected to port one on the Actiontech router. The TiVo Stream and TiVo Premier Elite (XL4) were both connected to the Gigabit switch. The only device using wireless in my house was my iPad (gen 1), which is running the TiVo app.

I thought maybe the actiontech router itself was getting bogged down, so I hooked up the Belkin Wireless N router I had before we had Fios, but set it up as a switch rather than a router (DHCP disabled, WAN port not connected, port 1 connected to the Gigabit switch), and then connected the iPad to the Belkin router--figuring that way the Actiontech was totally out of the loop. The iPad was the only wireless device on the Belkin router (only wired device was my printer). However, the stream still stuttered badly.

I then reached out to TiVo Support, and they had me connect the TiVo and the stream directly to the actiontech router along with the iPad, thereby cutting out the switch, and surprise, shows don't stutter.

So, any ideas why an unmanged gigabit switch would cause network latency? I was thinking the switch should be the fastest part of the network, not the bottleneck. I'd really prefer to run the TiVo and the stream off the switch if I can, but ultimately I can run them off the router directly if I need to. However, this has me wondering if my switch is defective (it was an open box special). Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Tim

Guided Setup problem

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:43
I have a Tivo HD Series 3, Motorola SDV box, TW CableCard, 1tb WD expander and Apple Time Capsule.

I have owned this Tivo dvr for a couple of years and it was set-up to TW. It worked fine the entire time I was with TW. I switched to Uverse for 3 months and did not like that service. However, I could still watch my old recordings on the Tivo connected to tv with HDMI. So I switched back to TW and got a new cablecard.

Tivo successfully connected using wifi. But it did not load TW programming data. Talking to Tivo customer service I was directed to go through complete Guided Set-up. The Tivo is stuck in the set-up getting error S03 at the last stage of downloading data. There have been 15+ reboots of all cables and power supplies. The Tivo dvr was initially connected to a faulty coaxial splitter and I wonder if that caused this problem.

The only help that I have found in this forum so far is to do a Kick Start. However that will loose all of the Season Passes and old recordings.

It does not make sense to me that the Tivo dvr worked fine minutes before the Guided Set-up and now possibly has a corrupt HD.

Please suggest anything that may work to get through the guided set-up. I was using the Tivo wifi adaptor but now have Tivo dvr connected directly to TW Motorola router with ethernet. The cablecard is paired and active. The faulty 4-way splitter was replaced. The WD expander was also disconnected from power source, powered up, connected to Tivo dvr, followed by the powering up the Tivo dvr. The expander is particular about how it is turned on.

The Tivo dvr was working fine and now it's in looping hell. Do you think it could be using a 4-way splitter rather than having 2 separate wall outlets and using 2-way splitters? Maybe the cable signal is weak and interrupts data download. I'm grabbing at straws.

Should I disconnect the cables from 4-way splitter to TW dvr, TW phone modem and Time Capsule, and only connect cables to Tivo dvr and TW router? If I disconnect expander from dvr it will loose all pre-recorded shows.

Is there any way to see the season passes & download the content before doing a drastic Kick Start?

Thanks

This is the most current thread on Error mssg S03
tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/archive/index.php/t-490576

Amazon Instant Video App in SD??

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:12
I just purchased a Tivo Premiere and whenever I enter the Amazon Instant Video Menu the screen changes from HD mode to SD. Is that normal? Is there a setting that I'm missing?

Thanks!

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:08
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DVD to Tivo

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:52
So, I would prefer to watch episodic TV (from DVDs) on my Premiere.

I have anyDVD, which can rip the episodes off of the DVD. And I know you're supposed convert that to MPEG2, but not sure how to integrate titles and sound.

Not trying to steal anything, just watch on my Tivo as opposed to watching on a DVD player.

I wonder if anyone else has tried this?

Grouping Pushed shows?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00
How do I group shows I push through TiVo Desktop? I have a few episodes of a series I want to push...but they all seem to show up on there own...is there a way to name them so that they will all show up under one folder? (btw I received the newest update last night if that matters)

Revolution OAD 10/29/2012

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:36
Guess I'll start it.

Pretty slow episode....but it was nice getting some back story on Aaron.

Looks like next week we are going to get some answers!

Major bug for pushed video in fall update

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:11
It seems the fall update has wiped out all program data and grouping for all video that has been pushed to the Tivo.

I have over 200 recordings on the tivo in an unusable, ungrouped list.

Is there any way to fix this?

Does deleting them all and one by one pushing them again fix anything?

What a mess. I cannot believe Tivo pushed out crap that makes existing boxes this useless....Did they even test it?

New Tivo Fall update Bugs and workarounds....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:08
Got the 2012 Fall update....oh bother.

I cannot believe they messed up the my shows list this bad. I litterally have over 200 recording all in a linear list with VERY little grouping. And to make matters worse, most don't even display anything more than the series name, not episode name, number, nada.

What a crock. Am I supposed to delete, one at a time since they are not grouped, 200+ recordings and one by one reload them to the tivo... does that even fix anything.

Groups and program data is major league messed up in the new version. Has made my main Tivo completely unusable buy the rest of the family as they cannot find anything.

Really don't care if there are new HD screens if the basic functionality of the tivo is wiped out.

Really Tivo, this is your idea of an update? No warnings, no work arounds. Did you even test this?

Revolution preempted for Sandy news

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:34
When I went to watch the recent Revolution episode I had the Baltimore local news for the hour. Does anyone know when this episode will air on the East Coast?

Two unlocked AT&T iphones available soon

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24
We're switching to Verizon so will have two phones available: a 32gb black 4 (already unlocked) and a 64gb black 4S (will be unlocked when I pay my EFT).

I'm planning on trading in to Amazon unless someone wants to make me an offer via PM.

MOCA Problems

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:26
I have two Actiontec units that I use for my Premiere. Worked perfectly for a few months. Now, for the third time, it has lost contact. The power and ethernet lights are lit but not the coax light and naturally I get the warning on the TiVo that it has no internet connection.

I've tried the usual, rebooting everything, hitting the reset buttons on the Actiontecs, all to no avail.

The thing is, it will come back to life over night without any action on my part.

It wouldn't bother me too much, but I use my iPad and iPhone to do a lot scheduling and managing and when it's down, no connectivity from them.

Once Upon a Time - S2E05 - "The Doctor"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:01
I really enjoyed season 1, and season 2 has been kind of weak for me.

so much going on, lots of characters that i enjoy writers them tying in, but it feels like it could be kind of thin right now with so many characters. Is that the end of Dr. frankenstein and his monster? Interesting concept, but what about the stuff introduced in the first season? is pinnochio still laying in bed?

i was maybe hoping for more monster rampage or angry mob or something.

what did you all think?

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