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I found a Series 3 HD at Goodwill

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:54
For $17.99! It just needs a power cord and a remote, but I can use my Harmony.

I did hook it up at the store using one of their generic power cords and an old tube TV with composite out and it seems like it works fine, sounds like both the fan and hard drive spin, the Tivo Central screen came up, and I was able to scroll through the menus.

  1. Is this unit still supported by Tivo, and will it continue to be supported in the future?
  2. Can I activate this unit, or will it be tied to someone else?
  3. Can I get a discounted lifetime service for it being an older unit?
  4. Is is even worth it to activate it? I figure I can use it to record local TV if anything.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


thoughts on Nikita (non spoilery)?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:17
I'm running dangerously low on shows to watch for the summer... Right now I have the Killing and Dexter to look forward to, but Breaking Bad doesn't start until August and while I'll probably watch True Blood, it's not a show I like enough to get psyched about each week. Usually each summer I try to pick up a show I haven't seen that has a backlog, but I've made my way through just about everything I would want to watch...

Only thing I see on Netflix that I didn't already watch that looks like something I WOULD watch is Nikita, so it looks like that's gonna be it... Is a good show to get in to? I don't want to read any other threads for fear of spoilers... Just curious what people think of it. Watched the pilot and it seems to have an "Alias" vibe which is fine since that's one of my favorite shows. Does it stay serialized? Is it interesting over the three seasons it's been on?


Show transfer from desktop to Premiere won't start

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 15:40
I browsed my Tivo Desktop from my Premiere and told it to transfer a show. In the past I recall it offering to start playing immediately, but this time it didn't -- it just said it would transfer it after other requests finish. Odd. The show (or at least something with the show name) is now sitting in my ToDo list for today, but nothing is happening. The blue light is not on. Any idea why it won't start a transfer?

Bates Motel: "Underwater" Cheech & Chong moment

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 14:37
Right before Emma eats the pot laced muffin someone calls asking for "Dave"! LOL! :D

Doctor Who - The Name Of The Doctor - OAD 05/18/2013

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:59
Very interesting episode. Lots of recalls to the previous Doctors.

Spoiler: I am wondering how the big reveal will turn out for next season. Based on some of what I have read about what John Hurt is playing, will the next season be based on the Time War?

WD10EURX for Directv R10

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:57
Has anyone had any experiece with the Western Digital Hard Drive (1TB) - WD10EURX for a Series 2 DVR?...

On the Series 3 side of the forum, someone was able to use it for their setup.

I already have a image backup using WinMFS. Does WDIDLE3 have to be disabled?



Stuck in Guide-Dish Setup - Work around

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:26
The power supply on my RCA DVR40 died around October of last year. After purchasing a used one from Ebay, I was stuck at the 78% complete when acquiring the signal. I read a post saying to go into guided setup and choose your dish setup again to make the signal at 100%. BIG MISTAKE!!..
After that didn't work, I did some research and found out that the DVR needed a update (6.4a). Well.. after many reboots, it was going back to guided/dish setup and I couldn't get back to the main menu to make a daily phone call to retrieve the update... until now...

This is for a RCA DVR40.. but it might be helpful for any Series 2 DVR..
1. Make sure the power to the DVR is unplugged
2. Disconnect any Sat. cables to the DVR.
3. Plug in DVR and power on
4. When it goes into Guided Setup.. choose what you have been using.
5. Follow the reset of the prompts as usual. You may get problem detected message due to no signal
6. When aquiring signal.. it will be at 0% (for around 30min).. Don't touch anything. You will receive a message that a signal could not be acquired with a list of options. One of them is to return to the main menu.
7. Go to phone connection and make a daily call.. :-)
8. After receiving the update, the status will say to reboot. Unplug receiver
and reconnect Sat cable(s) and then plug power cord back in.

S2 - Any way to access channels > 96 without renting cable box?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:12
My S2 (ST) is directly connected to my cable and I have "Program Source" set to "Cable Without Box". This works fine but limits my available channels to 2-96. I would like to be able to record the remaining "free" channels available - I'm not after subscription channels - those in the 3-digit range.

The obvious answer is to get a cable box, but the cable company (Cox) wants $100 a year ($8.50 a month) to rent a box, and frankly I don't want the additional channels that bad. I don't mind spending some money to make this work, but I'd rather own than rent.

Is there some kind of generic converter box I can buy - something that can be controlled by the TiVo?

Thanks for any ideas.

Sony SAT T60

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:03
I updated & upgraded my lifetime SAT T60, got it hooked up to the legacy port on my swim and my Wife was happy. Then I got my bill. TiVo DVR charge. Call DTV, come to find as the account was closed for over 5 years the lifetime was "lifetime" gaaaaa.

I spent over 250.00 on the Silicon dust cache card/nic & Hinsdale 80gb hdd.

I have had it on eBay 2x without an offer. Is there no interest in these anymore?


Syfy closes Warehouse 13

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:12
The good is unlike Eureka it will come back for a final season. Unfortunately the final season will only have 6 episodes.


Cisco Linksys E2500 Router Prevents Connection with Tivo Service

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 10:03
My D-Link DIR-601 router was rendered obsolete when my 2 year old yanked off the antenna.

I replaced it with a Linksys E2500, which I'm happy with so far. I have been able to get the tivos on the network, and transferring files back and forth, but when they try to reach out to the tivo service to get schedule updates, they can't connect.

The message that tells me to unblock ports comes up.

I know how to port forward, but.. I think that relates to inbound traffic.

How do I unblock these ports for what I imagine is outbound traffic?

Thanks all!

Tivo Mini Software Update 5/18/2013

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 07:54
So when I booted up my Tivo Mini yesterday it installed a software update. Anyone know what was updated? I got no message telling me.

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Sun, 05/19/2013 - 06:51
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Sun, 05/19/2013 - 06:47
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Stuck on: Pls Wait... Acquiring Channel Info

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 06:34
Double checked similar threads. My problem wasn't among them.

Came home a couple days ago and discovered we had a power outage while I was out. Surge protectors and UPS devices were reset and all was well aside from my Tivo Prem. XL. It had a frozen start up screen. The drive had started to hiccup from time to time three months back and I had ordered a replacement drive from Weaknees as a precaution. So after insuring it wasn't coming back, I pulled and replaced the old hard drive.

Install and setup went very smoothly. Cable service set, network connects fine, then I get the message shown in the title and I'm at 50%.

Can someone explain this note from the weaKnees instructions to me and share if this might be the issue?

"Note: After installation of your new drive certain channels are not available, you will want to call your cable company and verify that the HOST ID and DATA ID that they have matches the TiVo's CableCard setting screen."

Thank you.

SNL 5/18/13 Ben Affleck; Kanye West

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 23:58
Politics Nation
Ben Affleck monologue
Bengo F#*@ Yourself
Xanax for Gay Summer Weddings
Edward Bean Almost Gets a Job*
New Beginnings Summer Camp
Kanye West performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Really!?! with Seth & Amy (Amy Poehler)
..More Top Stories
The Wake of Greg Pulino
Hermes Handbags
Kanye West performs
Shawna and Jake's Engagement Party
Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros

*Didn't see/hear anything specific to call this, so this is my best guess.

I absolutely LMFAO for the Xanax commercial.

WU was ok. So until Bill guest stars or cameos we've seen the last of Stefon, bummer.

Premiere-"Problem tuning antenna channel..."

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 23:10
That's not the exact wording.I'm going to have write it down! lol

This is just started today,although I lost this channel briefly yesr=terday,but,it came back.

Some days agao,our local Channel 12 went digital and when I punched it in on the Tivo Premiere,it was there,so I did a rescan.All was fine.

Today,I lost it.All the other channels are fine,but,they're digital and UHF.

One thing I should note: No Channel ID,or program info.The Tivo lists it as "UNKNOWN."

Diagnostics says : "program lock= NO"

I've searched,read and tried to 2 usual fixes: restart and rescan.


1)On my Sony Bravia LCD TV it's fine.
2)Tivo says : 82 % signal lock.
3)An old Samsung SIR T151 digital converter box I have,locks it a bit slow,but,it works fine.

Note: I haven't activated the Tivo Service yet.

btw: Is the Tivo Channel list different than the Zap2it data for my postal code(K0L1Y0)?Their data is out to lunch.Only locals here are: 6 CJOH[CTV],11(soon 11.1)CKWS [CBC],12.1 CHEX[CBC],27.1,(30.1 -only 5kw xmttr),35.1[CTV]

Mini Audio problems with sound bar

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 22:04
I'm having trouble with audio from my mini when trying to play audio through sonos playbar (soundbar). The mini is hooked directly to the tv with hdmi cables (as are my Roku and Apple TV). Audio goes out of the tv with a digital audio out cable directly to sonos playbar.

Roku and Apple TV work fine, but no audio from mini. I do get audio from mini if I disable sound bar and play audio through tv speakers.

Any suggestions on how to fix would be appreciated.



Orphan Black 5/18/13 "Entangled Bank"

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 21:59
Well, I've come to the conclusion that this is a somewhat goofier and dumber show than I had hoped. But that's OK...it's a GOOD goofy and dumb.

They do love their classical farce, and they do it so well. And they do love not even going to Wikipedia to research their science (identical twins don't share fingerprints; I thought everybody knew that!). But it's still a lot of fun. I like that things actually move along, that people actually talk to each other. And of course Maslany continues to astonish. It's just too bad there are only two episodes left this season.

TIVO Desktop doesn't see my DVRs

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 21:24
I have been using Tivo Desktop for awhile but about 6 months ago it stopped seeing my DVRs. I don't think I did anything with any of my settings. Today I spent most of the day on the telephone with Tivo and cleaned and reinstalled the software, changed from Bonjour to Beacon and back again. I still don't see anything. Any suggestions? I am not terribly sophisticated with computers or routers.