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Lost telnet access to Tivo

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 02:42
I installed a cachecard and 400Gb drive from TivoHeaven about 5 years ago and have been downloading from my Tivo happily since then. Yesterday TyTools (#10r4) would give a now showing list but when I picked something to get I was getting a socket error.

In an ill-advised late night fit of activity I changed some settings via nic_tivo_config and now I cannot even telnet to the Tivo anymore. So could someone point me in the right direction of instructions to connect and reset whatever I have mucked up.



Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:57
If you have a season pass for this show, check the todo list. You may need to do some pruning. In my area there is a boatlod of episodes going to be recorded, on a timeline that makes it impossible for them to all be new episodes. Somebody not using the rerun label someplace, I guess.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 01:48
Hello everyone,

How are you all?i am newbie here.i like this forum and want to say welcome to all who's join newly to this board.I hope so you enjoy your stay here.All the best...

CableCARD not validated?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:09
If the conditional access screen on the TiVo says...

Con:No and Val:?

Does that mean something is wrong with the card? If so is there anything that can be done to fix it from our end? Or does it have to be exchanged?

I got my Sister a used HD. The first CableCARD we tried would not work. Just got stuck on a blue screen with spinning icon saying aquiring channels. I called the cabke company a couple of times, then hit it, hit the TA double checked all the pairing and SN values but it wouldn't work. Finally they said I needed to exchange it for another one. My Sister finally gets a chance to exchange the and I try installing it tonight but it has the exact same problem.

Could this be something on our end? Bad TiVo? Bad TA? Or does that always mean the card is not validated correctly? What are the chances of getting two bad cards in a row?

The weird part is I live right across the street and I have 3 Premiere units with the same exact cards and same provider and every one of them installed without a hitch. My Sister didn't really ask for this "upgrade" in the first place. I did it because I was trying to be nice, but I think she's getting fed up with the whole thing.

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Web Video Launchpad

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:35
Saw a new entry in My Shows tonight. It was just below AOL On. It is called Web Video Launchpad. When you select it you go to an app called Launchpad for Tivo. Some of the entries are Break, Crunchyroll, TMZ, Showtime Featurettes, etc.

The Following-Spoilers

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 17:30
I added the spoiler so that comments could be made to help explain why you might like or not like the show. Havent seen any comments about this show yet. Every one in the media was saying it couldnt keep up the pace of the first one. So far I think it has.

Premiere 4 No Suggestions

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:39
Obviously Tivo has a problem with the Tivo 4 and recording suggestions. I've heard fixes that require turning off the SDV box for a few hours to fix it.

We shouldn't have to do a damn thing to make this basic function work.

Can't telnet into my Tivo Premiere

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:25
Hi, I was wondering why I can't telnet into my tive premiere and see the status and run commands. I was trying to setup SIRIPROXY with a Tivo Plugin but the problem I think I am having is that the Tivo simply drops the telnet connection and it does not have a prompt or channel status. Any ideas ? yes I do have network remote control enabled.

EDIT: Shame on me, the reason was tivoremote on my other pc running in the background. I guess it was holding on to the telnet connection.

I guess TIVO does not listen to its own Phone ads!

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:40
I was on hold yesterday as I wanted to ask Sales if I could get any deal on TWO Premiere 4 TIVO's with Lifetime. While on hold the constant promo's said to ask sales for an upgrade offer for current customers. When I talked to sales they wanted the usual $250 for each TIVO and $100 off each Lifetime sub. I said that that was no special offer and she agreed. I asked about the offer that was on when I was on hold and she said she knew nothing about it!

I did not take advantage of the $200 off offer that I was sent a while ago as it was just $100 off considering that I get $100 off Lifetime anyway. I had assumed that Mothers/Fathers day would be better. I hope I did not mess up!

Cisco DTA 170HD

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:04
Does anyone know the setup type for a "Cisco DTA", model 170HD ? No options listed for Cisco when setting up cable box type.

WD 2TB $84.99 @ Newegg

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:58
Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB for $84.99 with Promo Code EMCXVWV34 sale ends tomorrow night 2/13/2013


Comcast CableCARD problem (Imagine that)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:30
I recently upgraded to a 4 tuner TiVo Premiere XL4. I called Comcast and they told my my current 3 year old Multistream card is only good for 2 tuners. They scheduled a technician to come by. The technician told me that 4 stream Mcards are not available in my area (I live on the Eastern Shore of MD). He gave me his supervisor's telephone and told me to calll every few months or so to see about availability.

Anybody had this problem? If I complain hard enough shouldn't they be able to get one sent in from another area?

Thanks in advance for any input.

How long will Dtv Tivo/DVR allow playback after sat disconnect?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:42
I'm switching from Dtv to Cable and was curious as to how long I have before my HR10-250 and my Dtv DVR (Hr22 I think?) will allow me to finish watching the programming I've already recorded. Will they allow this indefenitly? Should I leave the sat connections in place or do I need to disconnect them before terminating my service?

I just don't want to terminate my service and then loose the ability to watch the stuff I've recorded. It might take a few weeks to get to it all.


is this how you get the $99 lifetime offer?

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:07
About a year ago, I got the $99 lifetime offer for a Series 2 DT Tivo. I thnk it was shortly after I got a Premiere 2-tuner unit. I have since sold it (for much more too), but recently got a hold of a Series 3 (OLED) and I have read here of people getting the $99 lifetime offer for these units too.

From what I remember reading, I think you had to buy one of the newer Tivos in order to be offered the $99 lifetime on an older series 3 too, correct? I'm looking to possibly get a Premiere 4 in May (when my current Premiere subscription is up). Is it likely they could offer me the $99 option for this older Series 3 box as well? I haven't started service at all on this Series 3 under my account. Do I need to first establish a few months of service before they would offer it. Or how else does it work?

Southland returns tomorrow (Feb 13)

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:40
TNT, 10pm ET plus many repeats.

How I Met Your Mother - Bad Crazy - 02/11/13

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:08

For the first time in a long time the laugh track got to me in this one. The scene where they were bringing in all the items, like the canoe, just wasn't funny but the laugh track was overbearing.

For me, the only entertaining part was learning Mike Tyson was the old lady, which explained why they were in a strip club. But that was 10 seconds.

I always wonder if the stars themselves know when things are bad, but they just go through the motions because it is a paycheck.

Storage Wars star Mark Balelo commits suicide

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:05

‘Storage Wars’ star Mark Balelo was found dead on Monday, two days after being arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, according to multiple reports.

Suicide is suspected as Balelo was found dead in his car in the garage of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, TMZ reports. They cited sources saying Balelo was distraught after his arrest.

Castle 2/11/13

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:29
Tonights show had Gina Torres from Firfly in it. Unless I missed it there wasnt any refernces to Firefly like they have done in past shows.

Moving, now a decision to make

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 22:50
I currently have a single Tivo Premier DRV w/ cable card via Frontier (formerly Verizon) FIOS. I am a big Tivo fan.

We're moving into a new home in March that apparently has Comcast Xfinity available, and of course DirecTv or Dish would be an option.

So I'm trying to figure out whether I double down and stick with Tivo (probably would get a second DVR for the new home) or take advantage of all the new customer promos from DTV, Dish or Comcast.

Obviously we're biased towards Tivo here, but is it worth pursuing the other options seeing as I need to change things one way or the other? Oh I forgot, I also have Tivo Stream and really like it.

Thanks for any opinions/insight.

Gave up finding an external enclosure!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:21
I had the external hard drive enclosure on one of my THR22's fail. It was just a no name with a fan. So I figured I would step up to a Thermaltake which is recommended (I bought two so I could upgrade one of my other units). Failed, hard drive not seen, both units. With a known good drive. I tried two other HD's a new Seagate 2 Gb and a new WD 2 Gb, same issue. I just ended up using them for backup drives on my PC's. So I tried a Rosewill that's also recommended. Also a fail. I looked online for the Antec that DirecTV recommended, $170!! for an enclosure??

I just gave up and installed the drive from the failed unit directly in the THR22, booted up fine, didn't format, all my programs intact. I do prefer the external drives for convenience, but at this point I give up!