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Tivo Series 3 with Lifetime subscription $300

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 14:36
Fine cosmetic and working condition. Comes with HDMI cable, remote and power cord. Would like to sell locally in the SF Bay Area if possible. If not, willing to ship.

Thanks for looking.

TivoHD and Skype on XFINITY

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 14:34
I have a TIvoHD with Comcast Cable Cards. All is great.

Ordered the Skype™ on XFINITY® which comes with a camera, a module and some HDMI cables. The module provides pass thru from the TIVO to the TV so that is some one calls, it will alert you during your tv/tivo viewing.

Installed the kit and it worked great.

Upgraded the firmware on the module last night, and it still worked great. Came in this morning and am now getting messages the "HDMI connection not supported" and i get gray screen. The TIVO displays come thru but theTV signal does not.

Reset/Rebooted both boxes and still same issue. booted

Anyone else have any issues with Tivo and Skype on Xfinity.

Bailout time adjust?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 12:17
I have a standard Tivo HD.
If I'm near the end of a recorded show, and want to switch over to live TV, or anything else, I'm hit with either "Delete now", or "Keep this recording".

It seems to occur with as little 5 mins left. Anybody know a way to adjust this
threshold to more like 30 seconds?

Thanks

Fast Forward Sale: Elite for $350

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:30
Premiere Elite for $350:
Fast Forward Sale

FCC's Online media complaint form against Comcast

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 11:09
I am getting tired of the shenanigans & BS side charges Comcast imposes for additional cable cards for my TiVo. What should be just a straight $1.50 winds up turning into a $10 "outlet fee" and then a $2.50 equipment 'credit' for EACH card. Therefore, the true cost for each cable card is $7.45.

In the end, its bringing the monthly cost of a Tivo (without PLS) up to about the same cost of their crappy DVRs. Maybe its why they are taking advantage of this loophole; have customers pay them more instead of giving money to TiVo, but still a loophole and hopefully can be fixed.

I have gone ahead with this, but if anyone is interested in filing an FCC complaint against Comcast, here is a link to the online form to do it.

https://esupport.fcc.gov/ccmsforms/f...orm_type=2000E

Who knows if it will ever truly do anything (probably not), but I have copy/pasted my full complaint into a word document that is saved on my PC and plan to just file this about once per week. Hell, more if possible and time permits

Veep S1E7 "Full Disclosure" OAD 6/3/12

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 09:50
Well that was a total cop-out! I was looking forward to all the hilarious complications and implications of a pregnant, single Veep! And for her to be so flippant about the miscarriage was awful!

What's wrong with my S3?

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 07:12
I ordered this S3 the day they were announced so I guess it's as old as an S3 can be unless you work for TiVo. :)

Anyhow, last night I noticed it was stuck on the menu page and the clock had an old time on it. So I tried rebooting but it sat there with all the front LEDs lit for a long time. So I tried again and those went out this time but the display stayed blank. Both times no video was coming out. I didn't listen for any hard drive clicking, I may do that tonight. I've read about bulged PS caps and will also check those.

Anything else I can easily check?

Audio dropouts on FiOS after switching to TiVo Premiere

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 06:57
For the last few years I've used a Motorola box supplied by Verizon and have not had any audio or video dropouts. Upon getting a TiVo Premiere yesterday I noticed, at least on HBO, that there seems to be audio dropout maybe once everything 15 minutes or so. This leads me to believe the issue is with the TiVo (or maybe the cablecard?). Any solutions?

EDIT: Wanted to mention that the picture freezes during these dropouts but no pixelation.

Thumb rating list on Premiere

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 03:27
On my HD I could see a list of all my thumb ratings so I could review them.

I can't find it on my new XL4. In fact, I can't find the Suggestions list at all that was under Find Programs on the HD.

I tried rating a few programs to see if it would show up, but no luck.

How do I get to Suggestions, and the list of my Thumb Ratings on the Premiere UI?

New Premier Xl4...not Letting Me Assign Season Passes!

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 23:53
I bought a new Premier XL4 today to replace my old Premier. I set it all up and got the cable card working. It downloaded the "Spring Update" and the 2 weeks of data appeared to fill up the Guide over about 3 hours.

However, when I go to the "Find TV, Movies, and Videos section to start adding Season passes, it finds the show im looking for, but only the amazon and netflix versions, none of the guide data appears to have tranferred into the main search. It is not allowing me to assign any season passes, even if the show is live on tv now and i click the record button, the guide data is there but it wont let me assign the season pass. Very odd. I have set up many tivos over the years and never had this happen.

The tivo has been up and running for about 4 hours now.

Someone please help!!

Joe

Brand New Xl4...wont Let Me Assign Season Passes.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 23:51
I bought a new Premier XL4 today to replace my old Premier. I set it all up and got the cable card working. It downloaded the "Spring Update" and the 2 weeks of data appeared to fill up the Guide over about 3 hours.

However, when I go to the "Find TV, Movies, and Videos section to start adding Season passes, it finds the show im looking for, but only the amazon and netflix versions, none of the guide data appears to have tranferred into the main search. It is not allowing me to assign any season passes, even if the show is live on tv now and i click the record button, the guide data is there but it wont let me assign the season pass. Very odd. I have set up many tivos over the years and never had this happen.

The tivo has been up and running for about 4 hours now.

Someone please help!!

Joe

channel de-authorized??? by tivo premiere?

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 23:46
I have two tivos on one TV - a premiere and an HD. Cable split.

Right now tonight, channel 627 is fine on the HD. But on the premiere says the channel is not authorized. 628 is fine and 626 is fine but not 627. It worked fine yesterday on the Premiere and all the days before that. (627 is my baseball channel.)

What's the deal? It's clearly not a Comcast issue.

This premiere (I've only had it a few months) is really a good news/bad news machine. Initially, I only kept the HD because it's a lifetime machine, but now I'm sure glad I have it. The Premiere is so damn buggy. It makes me crazy.

(Spelling Bee & Geography Bee) vs History Bee

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 21:49
I watched the Spelling Bee (ESPN and/or ESPN2), Geography Bee (PBS - though maybe not an official PBS show), History Bee (History) over the weekend. Funny thing is, I guess I wish they were spread out, but they were all clumped together, so I watched them over the weekend.

The Spelling Bee had impossible words as usual... The Geography Bee had impossible questions as usual.

The (first) History Bee was ridiculous. These were supposedly champion kids, and all of the questions were VERY easy. I knew the vast vast majority of them off the top of my head. They were basically all the kinds of questions you'd hear on game shows (Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.), and towards the EASIER end of the scale for Jeopardy!

Xfinity on Demand in Boston

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 18:58
Does anyone in Boston have it? I saw the tweet last week, and then a billboard on I-93(!) but no menu option on my Premiere. Any updates on this?

Help, TiVo not working

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 17:59
I have been a TiVo subscriber for over a decade. I currently have 2Tivos...one is a premiere. I received the spring update last week. I just noticed ll of a sudden I get TiVo service unavailable on live channels. I can watch Tivoed shows but can't fast forward or pause....just play?? I can't pause live tv either. The remote seems fine... When I push buttons the light on front blinks like it recognizes it, but nothing happens. when I look at my system info it says I am in good standing.... My other Tivo is fine...help!

Upgrade my new Premier box to 2TB BEFORE activiation?

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 16:28
When is the best time to upgrade the HD to 2TB from the 500GB internal one?

Should it be done before or after initial software download/activation?

Obviously it should be done before any recordings are made to save copying data time.

Toshiba hard drives interchangable?

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:11
I see a Toshiba SD-H400 Tivo with a bad hard drive on the internet. I have another model of Toshiba Tivo, can I 'clear and delete' on the other model and put it in the SDH400?

Big transfer from HD to XL4

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 12:06
Hi,

I just bought an XL4 to replace an HD and I want to transfer like a hundred saved shows from my HD to my new XL4.

Is there an easier way to do this other than 1 by 1? Without pulling the HDDs.

How about bringing over Season Passes/Wishlists?

Thanks,
Haplo

Xl, Cablecard & Comcast Limited Basic

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:43
I did a search but just wanted to get some more clarification because I didn't fully process what I read LOL!

I have Comcast limited basic package & a TiVo PXL; transitioned from a S2 this past weekend. Cable comes straight from the wall. Also split that signal to get the other channels that leak out from Comcast via a digital migration SD box from Comcast.

After doing a scan on the PXL - like I do on my HDTV - I can pick up HD quality channels above just the locals (like FOODNetwork HD, Natl Geographic, HD MLB HD etc.).

However, I cannot obviously get the guide data from TiVo even though I pay TiVo monthly. The manual recording is so 80's VCR like LOL!

Went to local Comcast & they refused to give me a cablecard because I already have their free digital migration tuner box (SD output - eeeash) & I am not on expanded digital or some higher price package :rolleyes:

Question:
1) Do I need to use a Cablecard to get TiVo guide data?
2) Anything I can say to Comcast to change their attitude?

Thanks in advance for the insights!

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