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I need some help deciding on what to do. someone please help.....

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 17:37
Someone posted this (see below in the” ”) in one of the sites I belong to on fb but I just don't get how/if it would work for me since I don't have cable. I have internet (for my netflix and hulu) and just have basic tv. But I would like something that could record shows I watch on tv since a lot of times I miss them.

”FREE Lifetime service for TIVO.Yes, no monthly charge, EVER! However the cost of buying DVR box is $150. we recently changed to Directtv dvr's and have no use for this. But TIVO is giving me until 1/20/13 to either gift or resell before we cancel completely. ANYONE?”


And I have also found out out is a tivo series 2 model # TCD540040. I don't know of that matters but thought I should give all the info I have on it

Please help me decide

Connections for XL4 with Tuning Adapter AND Moca?

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 17:15
Need some help. Moca works with other TiVo, XL4 works with wireless. But wont connect with Moca. What are the proper connections with a tuning card involved? I have tried a splitter between the wall and tuning card, with one branch going right to the XL4 box.

And doesn't the tuning card need to be connected to the TiVo, too?

Glo Remote

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 16:37
Is the Glo remote always visible in the dark? I am thinking of purchasing the remote for my Premiere because I can never find the standard one in a dark room.

Or does the remote only "GLO" when a button is pressed?

Stream to Mac Computer

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 13:57
Since all previous versions of this question are more than 2 years old, I'm hoping that there has been some technology improvement on the simple answer of "no".

Can I use the TiVo Stream to stream content (not transfer) to my MacBook Pro laptop? I just want to watch some shows while I'm working. Will I have to use my iPad? It seems crazy that I can stream to my iPad but not to my laptop.

My Hardware:
Tivo Premiere XL4
TiVo Stream
MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6.8)

Weird problem with old gear

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 13:32
As you can see from my signature I have a VERY old DirecTivo as my main DVR in my living room. I have a newer one in the guest bedroom. Regardless of the reasons for this setup my DSR6000 has become very stubborn about recording new shows. In addition, shows that we used to record regularly have stopped recording.

I've checked, but will be happy to check and report again, my signal strength and tuners. I think I might be at a point...stop laughing...to upgrade my gear. In fact, I called DTV on Thursday thinking that they might sweeten the deal for me to upgrade to HD but no dice. Maybe there is a secret code I have to give them or something. Just kidding.

Why would my DVR stop recording shows and what is the secret to getting a good deal on an upgrade? I held out for years waiting for Tivo and DTV to get back together again for the new DirectTivo but it may not have been worth the wait right?

Tivo S3, HD/XL or Premier/XL OTA reception with NO ACCESS to a network

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 10:42
Need: To have the minimum of a dumb dvr that can decode and pass to a monitor HD OTA signals. Basically using it as a OTA tuner.

Want: Ability to record anything would be nice, having the 30 minute buffer would be neat, ability to set time and channel to record would be great.

Situation: Think boat anchored in a bay of a large city or a nasty jail cell in a third world country. NO access to internet or phone connection, not even access to a cell phone, essentially NO way to communicate with the outside world other than listening to the OTA signals they send out, lifetime subscription NOT available.

I can take the TIVO unit to a land connection for initial guided setup, but after that, it will never be able to connect again.

With the needs, wants and situation given, will a Tivo S3, HD/XL or Premier/XL be able provide? Any other caveats I may be over looking? If there is something cheaper than a Tivo, that accommodates the given parameters, please shout out. I can find a Tivo on Amazon.com referbed or used for under $100, new less than $250. It just seams most other capable options are in excess of $400.

Can't delete groups

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 09:41
Just upgraded to the XL4 this Christmas and this is my only issue.

If I try to delete a group in My Shows with the clear key I will get the confirmation prompt. Once I select Delete Now I'll get the X next to group name. If I do nothing the X will stay there indefinitely. If I exit My Shows when I return the folder icon is next to the group I tried to delete and all the shows are still there. I can open the group and delete the shows individually with the clear key, but I want my group delete back!

I did a reboot and it fixed it temporarily, but by the next morning, the problem has reemerged. Suggestions?

Can you add OTA channels that were not in the initial scan?

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 08:13
Series 3, HD & Premier: OTA only;

There doesn't seem to be a "add channel" option where one can add OTA channels that were not in the initial scan. As in from different directions or with 'on the cliff' stations at a time where reception has dropped and the signal isn't strong enough for a ID. Doing another scan wipes out the channel table, so that puts you back to were you started. I find it hard to believe as advanced as this is, this isn't possible.

Will just entering the physical channel number work so it would get added to the channel list? The only search results I found were regarding CATV.

kmttg & iTunes Tags on a Mac

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 07:33
Anyone have a suggestion on the best tool for modifying the sometime (or most time) messed up meta tags that kmttg gets from TiVo?

Looking for something that uses what kmttg produces to find a 'best' match from the web, and populates them.

I have been using iDentify which is good, but still struggle with cleaning them up so that they can be fully cleaned up.

Thank you

Tivo suggestions has started recording infomercials

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 06:55
For reasons unknown, Tivo suggestions has started recording "infomercials" occasionally, such as in the middle of the night and\or early morning. And its for products I would never buy, such as women's beauty\healthcare products.

What is strange about recording infomercials is that I truly hate them. I never watched or record them, and I give then three thumbs down when I stumble on them. I even have deselected all shopping channels.

I have been using Tivo's since 1999 and this has never happened until recently. I am hoping that Tivo has not made deals with infomercials media companies to use Tivo suggestions as a method to, more-or-less, download infomercials to Tivo units when there is no recording conflicts.

Note: I am not referring to when Tivo records its promo channel\programming, which is a series of short promos\ads, and does not appear in under Tivo Suggestions.

Screen Saver

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 06:19
I see this has been posted three to five years ago. It's worth mentioning again.

AT&T Cotton Bowl did not record last night

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 04:36
I went to watch the Cotton Bowl this a.m., and it was not in my "My Shows" on my Tivo Elite. I went to history and it said:

"This show was not recorded because the Tivo Box is not authorized for this channel, the program was not purchased, or the program was not available
in your area".

434 is Fox HD, and it is paid for in my triple play from Comcast.
Did anyone else have this problem last night?
I have to wait till 2:00 today for the replay.

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upgrading tivo premiere HD, did I mess up?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 23:20
so I was going through the steps to upgrade the HD, but i select the tivo as the destination drive, it started to copy but obviously ran out of space.

restarted and did it on the correct drive. I'm at a friends so I don't have the tivo with me. Just wanted to know if I messed up here or if I'll be ok.

thanks

Fed up with cox,scared to leave tivo, how does genie compare?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:50
Cox is in a dispute with CBS and we have lost our feed for CBS since Jan 1. No telling when it will be back. This is the most recent of my problems with Cox. They use switch digital which requires a tuning adapter, my channels will freeze at least 1-2 times a week. Cox has been out to check it, I've called tivo. No one can pinpoint or solve the problem. I bought the 4 tuner, the freezing was even worse so I returned it. Right now I have an HD and a premier. I love the premier. I love tivo, but when I started looking at DTV and the genie looks good, but is it as user friendly? Has anyone had any experience with both that can give me an idea of pros and cons? From what I read on the threads the DTV tivo isn't so great?

How It's Made - all eps, all seasons

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 19:55
Discuss your favorite/interesting eps here.

I noticed there's marathon of How It's Made: Remix eps on 1/5/13, starting at 6 am Pacific.

First Tivo.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:46
Hey folks,

Just bought a new 320gb Premiere on clearance from Tivo for $60. Ordered FIOS along with a cable card for my box. I was able to select cablecard from the drop down menu for equipment selection. It did not state if its a M card or single type. Crossing fingers here.

I ordered 320gb with lifetime for $559

Should I call and add another cablecard for a second channel option or wait to see if they send a M-card that will tune two channels first?

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:06
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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:41
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restoring a series 2 to sata

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:58
I need to replace my IDE series 2 drive (very noisey) and I just got a 250g sata drive and adapter, I have replaced my drive once before (a long while ago) and still have the backup, my issue is using mfs tools it is set up for ide as is my computer. how can I get the image to the sata drive would that be my best route? my current drive is still working if there were a way to copy it or even just start fresh
Thanks

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