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TiVo HD DVR w/ LIFETIME SERVICE (and Western Digital My DVR Expander 500 GB)

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 15:03
Hello all. Selling my TiVo HD w/ LIFETIME SERVICE (and Western Digital My DVR Expander 500 GB). Here's the link to ebay.


Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:17
Not exactly a season pass, but the TiVo guide data (both on my device and on the web site) shows the premiere time as 9:00 pm E/P on Sunday. The SyFy web site shows 8:00 pm, and so does Zap2It. I'm guessing it's the TiVo data that's in error.

Sony SVR-2000 with Lifetime for sale

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:14
Upgraded to a Premiere so I don't need it anymore. $100 or best offer shipped anywhere in the US from San Francisco. It's an unmodified 30 hour Tivo with Lifetime Sub and comes with original remote and I'll thrown in various video and telephone cables.

I also have good eBay feedback: tygerdan

Trying to get to 10 posts

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:01
Need to get 10 posts to PM... 1

Tivo Nightmare!

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:18
I was at my stepfather's house to watch the Super Bowl, he had just replaced his original S3 with a premiere, because the S3 was having issues. We were watching the Sandy Hook kids sing "America the Beautiful" and the picture was was breaking up slightly. I figured it was a problem with his cable.

Then the Tivo reboots -- "Uh-oh-- well it should be back before we miss too much of the game"

And then . . . . .
GREEN SCREEN -- "Tivo has detected a serious problem which may take 3 hours to repair"!! AAAARRRGHHH!!

Fortunately we ran to the local Home Depot, snagged a digital antenna and swapped the TV over to that. As the Premiere is still relatively new (even if it is a refurb) I told him to to contact Tivo and have then send him another one.

How I Met Your Mother - P.S. I Love You - OAD 02/04/13

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:42
Summary: Filler

Nothing of importance in this episode. I don't think I even laughed once. Normally, I see posts about how awful recent episodes are and I think that they really aren't that bad. This one certainly was. The Barney storyline of going to Canada to interview boyfriends was way out of character. The stalker thing was ridiculous. The whole episode was abysmal, in my opinion.

Show us the mother already and lets get on with romancing her until the series finale. Stop with the filler episodes already.... sigh.

Why does TiVO make is so hard?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 07:27
I have 2X TivoHD's and 1 X Premiere (dual-tuner). I have a yearly deal on the premiere and one of the Tivo HD's. I keep calling to upgrade the yearly TiVoHD to a 4-tuner and they have no deals for me. Not even that, if I want to change out my hardware they want me to cancel my yearly tivohd and purchase a new premiere and new service. I thought phone company upgrades were hard.. Why does TiVO make it so hard for me to give them more $$? I want to keep my service, I want to pay for a new box. But you make it so hard...

Unsubbed TiVo in My Shows

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:14
Don't know if this has been reported before but I noticed a few days ago that one of My Premieres (never been subbed) suddenly turned up in My Shows, its displayed as DVR-xxxx (TiVo Premiere)

Previously it would show up on the iOS app but never before on the TiVo.

My elite is Running

Directv dvr r10 channel guide missing

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:21
Starting on Sunday, the channel guide on my DVR R10 is filled with "To Be Announced" for every channel. My old 1996 Sony B2 and my newer HR21-200 are both working fine.

Did Directv do another upgrade in an attempt to break my DVR? I.e. like a few months ago when they had the twice an hour reboot issue.:mad:

MoCA losing connection

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:14
A couple days ago I set up a MoCA network with a handful of Actiontec MI424-WR (rev F) routers off eBay. Configured using info on AVS forum (apparently I can't post links yet...) - basically - disable wireless, disable broadband coax, disable IP address distribution, assign unique IP.

My setup is CenturyLink Q1000 DSL (bridge mode) -> Netgear WNR100 -> everything else. Comcast for digital TV service. I've got two TiVo Premieres, an HD, and an S3. The HD is direct ethernet; the primary Actiontec + Netgear are at the same location. Premieres and S3 on MoCA. Everything worked great, I could transfer between all of them much better than I ever could on wireless. Went to bed, got up the next morning, and none of them could see each other.

Verified from a computer that I could not log in to the admin screen of the 3 remote Actiontecs. The primary one, connected to the router, I could get to OK. After rebooting/ unplugging/ the remote Actiontecs, everything eventually came back up. Next day, again, all had lost connection.

The wiring in my house is far from optimal, I know there are a couple of splitters buried in walls with no way to get to them. In the interest of trying to minimize loss, I'm using a Holland DPD2 diplexer to split the frequencies at each coax outlet (vhf outlet to tivo, sat to actiontec.) I put a 4way 2-2150MHz splitter at the cable inlet - SWM MSPLIT4R0-03 - with a POE filter on the input side. Frankly I was surprised it all worked. But it did.

I'm not including a number of details here for the sake of brevity. I can certainly provide more if it would help. It just seems like there may be something basic I'm missing in the router settings. The only other obvious thing I can come up with is trying to reduce signal loss - at the HD TiVo outlet, it reports cable strength as 62. The other TiVos are around 85-100. The HD outlet is also where I have the first ActionTec feeding into the rest of the house, so given that that line is weak, could that be problem? Can a weak signal manifest as having connection for awhile, but eventually dropping out?

I can run some temporary cables to other locations to troubleshoot, maybe test one coax outlet at a time - but given the connection takes hours+ to drop, that will be a long process. If it is just a router setting, I'd rather figure that out first.

Not Using Tuning Adapters - Am I missing anything

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:05
I currently have 2 Cisco Tuning Adapters on my account and I am not using them. From what I can tell I am getting all of my channels that I am paying for.

Am I missing something or should simply return them to Cablevision the next time I am in the area of there Customer Center.

I am in the New Haven CT system.

kickstart 54 questions

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:04
I have a Tivo HD with a 1TB upgraded internal drive (no extended drive) and lifetime subscription. I started having some problems where the unit would freeze and then spontaneously reboot. I decided to run a Kickstart 54 test and here are my results so far:

Initial State Pass
Short Test Fail 7
Conveyance Test (jumps around between 10-90%)

The test has been running now for over 34 hours. How long should it take? Should I clear the test and restart? Why does the percentage complete go to 90% and then reset down to 10% or 20%?

What are the recommended next steps? Should I try another diagnostic test?

Cablevision - Channel List of Copy Protected Channels

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:42
Good Evening,

Recently I finally got all of my Cable Cards working perfectly. I now have 3 Tivo setup to do my recordings.

I have a TivoHD with a 1gig HD and 2 Tivo Premiere with standard drives. I believe that they are 320gig units.

Because of the level of Copy Protection that is set on the programming I am starting to run into issues with content filling up the drives before I watch it. Very soon the Tivo will have to start to delete stuff to keep up with my requests.

I called Cablevision to ask them if they have a list of all of the channels that are copy protected so I can reorganize my recordings but unfortunately there is no such list.

I am in the New Haven CT system for Cablevision. Does anybody know of a list of channels that are copy protected so I can reorganize my recordings.

Thank you,

Performing TiVo Hard-Drive work with a Gigabyte Motherboard PC

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 19:28
I'm the (un)fortunate owner of a PC which has a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-EX58-UD4P to be exact). I need to perform some tasks with the hard drives in both of my TiVos:

1. Series 2 (Toshiba RS-TX20), with a Seagate 750GB DB35 hard drive. It is showing symptoms of picture freezing, followed by rebooting. I'll check for bad caps, but I suspect the hard drive, since I can get it to freeze and reboot at the exact same spot in a recording. I was planning to use SeaTools to run diagnostics on the drive.

2. Series 4 Premiere, with the stock 500GB drive. I've purchased a 2TB WD20EURS drive to increase the recording capacity. The procedure looks pretty straight-forward using the jmfs tools.

Before diving in to these tasks, I need to know what precautions to take due to the Gigabyte motherboard. I've done some reading about the HPA issue, but I think I need some specific instructions on how to prevent the possibility of messing up my TiVo hard drives.

Thanks for any helpful information (or a pointer to the information).

ERR-2 Comcast/Xfinity On Demand - when using Tivo Search

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 16:52
Does Xfinity On Demand work for others if you go to it via Tivo's search via Find TV->Search

I seem to get a LOT of ERR-2 when attempting to actually watch it.

I can watch shows if I go directly to Find TV->Xfinity On Demand

For example - if I search for "Airplane" - it does appear in TiVo's search as available via Xfinity On Demand. But if it try to watch it - I get ERR-2. When I go through Find TV->Xfinity On Demand and look for it there - it doesn't appear to be available... So possibly ERR-2 is really indicating that the show is not found. So why is the TiVo search finding things that don't really exist in Xfinity On Demand?

cooling fan

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 16:03
is there a differnce in the cooling fan for the differnt series

New Premiere 4 can't see Tivo Desktop, but old Tivo HD can?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:46
I've a Tivo HD and a new Premiere. I've transferred some shows from my THD to my PC with Tivo Desktop Plus (2.8.3), but Premiere does not show the PC at the bottom of the Now Playing List? It only shows the THD. The THD shows the PC in the Now Playing list without problems.

Does the Premiere work with Tivo Desktop Plus?

Ideally I'm looking for the easiest way to transfer content from the old THD to the Premiere. I've over 180 items on the THD so manual will be very painful. Need an automated means to move them from one to another.

pyTivo Discussion Forum registration problem

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:36
I've attempted (twice) to register a user for the pyTivo discussion forum at http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum

The problem is that the newly registered user requires activation from an email, and that email does not seem to be getting sent.

The error suggests contacting the forum administrator, however there does not seem to be any way to do so. I.e. I haven't found any links on the forum or wiki.

I'd like to get one of the users I just created activated, and the other one deleted.

Other than writing on the wiki page (which seems a very bad idea), this forum seemed my best bet for reporting/resolving the issue.


Season Pass Fine Tuning: Wife's Shows Edition

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 15:14
Just got my Premier Tivo to go with my new Comcast service (suck it, WOW) and having a great time playing with both. A lot of improved and new functions from the Series 3 HD that I appreciate, but I'm already entering the "is there any way to...?" phase. For example:

My wife loves to watch reruns of her shows: Bones, NCIS, Castle, etc. Those 3 shows alone could fill up a Tivo with all the marathons on cable channels. So I limit the number of shows to keep on the Season Passes. Usually 10-25 shows each. Trouble is, you can get that many NCIS showings in less than a week! I know what you're saying: oh, McGee, Tivo deletes the oldest ones to make room for the new showings. Sorry, Boss, that's not good enough.

Once my wife sees that an episode is recorded, she wants to keep it until she watches it. She doesn't want it deleted before she can watch it just so another episode can get recorded. Plus I don't want Tivo recording every episode that comes up in the schedule. Tivo doesn't need to be working that hard all the time. There's 25 NCIS episodes in there now, so stop already!

I know from experience that Keep Until I Delete is a trouble-filled path, so I don't want to go that way. I've switched some of the SPs to temporarily record "new" episodes only, but even that isn't foolproof since, sometimes for some reason, the channel guide will indicate episodes that are years old as new. I know I can delete a SP after the limit of shows is reached, and then start a new one later. That's a mini-hassle but it's what I'm doing. But is there a way to suspend a SP temporarily without having to delete/re-enter it? Or are there other user hints that might help? I can't be the only one whose Tivo is flooded with Tony and Siva! Any suggestions?


Downton Abbey S03E05 OAD 2/3/2013

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:07
Yes, the Catholic thing did come up.

I really like the show but i am tiring of some of the plot lines.

The prostitute that can't cook.

Bates free/not free.

The Thomas disaster to come.

Robert not even listening to the ideas about the estate when it was Matthew who saved him.

That sounded kind of harsh. I do like the show. :)