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Uh Oh... Flashing green LED

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 20:53
OK I now have the flashing green power LED. No output... no life on Tivo...

Did I make a mistake?... Tivo was working fine, then I out it in standby.. waited a few mins, then unplugged the power. When I powered it back up... flashing green power light... No response of tivo to any TiVo controls.

Any suggestions?

TiVo TCD658000 HD XL

Tivo Server/Web Video Ports

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 20:42

My Tivo is picking the worse time to download web videos. I have my router setup to block connection via IP address from my tivo for certain days and time. This works to stop the Tivo from downloading content at bad times.

However this does affect other things the Tivo needs to do like connecting to the Tivo Services.

So is their some ports that I can block that will block web video downloads but not affect the unit from connecting to the Tivo Servers?

A list of IP Address to block for web video would also work. As long as it is not the IP address to the Tivo Servers.

Thanks for all the help, God Bless.

Falling Skies

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:15
For those who may be wanting to catch up on this series there is a season 1 marathon Memorial Day with a season 2 marathon the following Saturday (8 June) leading up to the Season 3 premiere on June 9.

My mini alternative

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:35
I really wanted a mini for my shack in the backyard, but I do not have a 4-tuner Tivo.

The $250 price (with lifetime) was reasonable, but unfortunately it would be a lot more because I would have to buy a new TiVo as well.
I started looking around and found an HDMI wireless transmitter:


This is $150 and *generally* has the range that I need. Watch the video to see some of the issues that I am still working out..

But once that was installed I realized that the IR transmitter in the unit does not work because Tivo uses a dual-band IR. So I had to get one of these:


The net price is ~$180 for the two devices and it took only a few minutes to get them working together (once I had both).

The picture is less than spectacular (even though I am getting 720p) there are some blotchy artifacts that I get from poor signal. I think that possibly getting a longer cable and moving the shack unit off of the TV and onto the wall closer to the door might be good.

The Tivo has dual HD outputs (HDMI and component) so I run component to the TV and HDMI to the broadcaster. HDMI has its own set of issues with handshakes and there are still some things to work out there, but generally everything is working like I need it to.

Here is a video that walks through what I did:


I think within a room this would be great for hiding the Tivo and having a TV mounted on the wall.

Hawaii 5-0 Aloha. Malama Pono 5/20

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 13:54

Hawaii 5-0 is actually a rather dumb procedural cop show but there are two main reasons I continue to watch it. First are the fantastically beautiful locations. And second (or maybe first!) is Grace Park. I absolutely love her!!! When this version of H5-0 was announced and they said that Kono was going to be a woman I thought back to the original H5-0 and the actor who played Kono (he went by the single name of Zulu) was a big husky guy and I said that no way a woman could replace him. But they set up the new Kono as an athletic woman who can literally beat the crap out of a guy and I like those kinds of characters.

So at first I though they were going to kill her off but that would have been too easy. But at the end when she decides to go with her sort-of-criminal boy friend I was so disappointed.

Does anyone know if this is permanent or will she come back as her character said she would.

I want BOOMER back!!!


Terrible time getting Minis to work

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:06
I'm pretty frustrated, hopefully someone can help.

I upgraded from 2 Series 3's to 1 Premiere 4 Tivo and 2 Minis.

Ripped out the 3's, and installed the 4 with a new M-Card and a tuning adapter. The main Tivo tunes all channels fine. I can watch any and all channels just fine. Great, now on to the Minis...

Hooked them up via Ethernet, and they connect to the main Tivo, but don't show live TV. I can play recorded content just fine, but whenever I try to watch Live TV, I get either:

"Searching for Signal on this Antenna Channel" (What? Tivo 4's don't even have Antenna support!)


"This channel is temporarily unavailable. Press SELECT to try tuning to this Channel again. Contact your cable provider for more information"

I called Tivo, and I can verify that:

I'm not trying to tune the same channel as another tuner.
Yes, I'm trying to watch channels that I can receive normally on the main Tivo
Yes, the Tivo is configured to share 2 tuners with the Minis as per the instructions
Yes, the Minis are registered with Tivo under the same account as the main Tivo. They all have Lifetime service.

Now this is the strange part. I left it like this and went out of town for 3 days, came back and low and behold, I can watch Live channels on the Minis! Great, I was thinking it must have been a software update by Tivo that made it work. My Minis are running this version:

I could tell it was working because I saw 2 red lights on the front of the Tivo I had never seen before indicating that the Mini's were capturing those tuners. Everything played great, no quality or connection issues.

Then, I decided to unplug the Tivo and re-arrange my components slightly, and then plug it back in. I was expecting everything to work again... NOPE, same problem!

Am I supposed to wait for a really long time everytime my Tivo looses power for my Minis to reconnect? What is going on here?

TA Recording Overide!

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:02
So it's obvious with a TA new restrictions were put into place blocking channels we could record before. I ran a test and determined this


This image shows you two recordings. One was recorded with the TA on.
The other was recorded with the TA off, not unplugged.

NOTE: Channels that require the TA to function will not load without it.

What this means, if there is something you wish to use TD or Pytivo you will need to time it and power down the TA before the show starts. Otherwise you will have to use a TV card to do your own editing.

It's Christmas: An early gift for everyone at TC, your welcome.

Mini - why need network connection

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:48
So, last night the mini was having some issues. Network error, V112 I think, maybe it was V121.. couldn't connect to host, couldn't get live tv, couldn't stream from primary XL4, etc..

So, I thought maybe she needs a reboot. When I went over to the mini, I noticed that the physical NETWORK cable was unplugged. So I thought, duh, that makes sense, I wonder how/when that happened.

Anyway, I plugged the network cable back in, nothing got better. Tried to connect to TIVO, check network connection - nothing. It would just time out and sometimes if froze, so I rebooted. again.

then I rebooted the ENTIRE network all the way to the modem, modem, routers, homeplug, everything - except the XL4.

So, the XL4 was now doing some update which took well over an HOUR to load. So, I went to bed..but, the mini with the now PLUGGED IN NETWORK CABLE the Ethernet lights on the BACK on the mini were blinking, the yellow status and green activity lights were blinking...but it had never done that before.

So, either A) the lights are now activated due to some firmware/software update or B) the CABLE HAS NEVER BEEN PLUGGED IN AFTER SETUP???!!!

Either way, I can guarantee you that the LIGHTS on the back were never on or flashing since I am VERY sensitive to light in the room in in an INSTANT could see the lights filling up the room...so

So, I'm LEANING towards the fact that the network cable has not been plugged in for over TWO months since setting up the mini the first time?

Is that possible? Will it just work totally fine with MOCA and without NETWORK? It sure seems to..

and the end of the story: I have now unplugged the network cable that connects the mini to the home network and BOOM the mini works fine now, streams live tv and can stream stored content on the primary XL4 just fine - so no network needed?

Linksys Adapter for Premiere 4 and XL4

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:45
I plan to buy a TiVo Premiere 4 (or XL4) for use with a Linksys, "Wireless-N Gaming and Video Adapter", WET610N. This model is said to be compatible with an, "Ethernet-enabled DVR". Is the Linksys WET610N compatible with the TiVo Premiere series?

Summer Shows 2013

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:44
Over the last few years, I've always managed to find stuff that interested me during the summer. Looking at this year's crop of shows, it looks like I'll be watching a lot of baseball, and movies. Not a whole lot interests me, unless you're into crime dramas, which I'm not.


BTW, was looking at my SPs and was wondering if anyone knew if these shows were coming back:

Political Animals (not great, but had an interesting cast)
Covert Affairs (I need a little Piper :) )

Why Does Tivo Take So Long To Boot Up?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 04:46
Last night another hiccup from the electric company. Power was down for a few seconds. Tivo came back but it took about seven minutes for recording to resume (seven minutes including the idiotic cartoon). PCs, smartphones, tablets all can boot in about a minute (or less). Tivo has always taken a long time. Why? Tivo has been on the market for about 13 years. You'd think this is something they could have solved by now.

Yes, I know about UPS. Still, there's no reason why a reboot should take seven minutes. And don't add insult to injury with a Tivo cartoon and a THX cartoom (much as I like George Lucas, I don't need the cartoon).

Why Do Posts Disappear After Only A Few Days

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 04:27
Currently only one page of posts are being shown. No links to Next, Last or specific page numbers after the one page. What happened? Please bring back the ability to browse further back.

MOCA Filter cause SDV/Tunning issues

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 20:50
I could not find any help by searching...

I had MOCA set up and working perfectly with a Tivo Premiere 4 and the Tivo Mini. I decided to install a POE Filter but as soon as I did I started having problems with the Tivo. I installed the POE Filter at the OnQ box in my closet where the incoming coax goes to splitter. When I installed the filter... my internet and MOCA along with my tv's that have just basic cable; they were all working.

My issue is now what appears to be my tuning adapter. I can access some channels on my Tivo but not you premium network channels, like HBO & USA. When I disconnect the filter, these channels start right away.

What am I missing?

S3 OLED with lifetime, works

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:01
I have another S3 OLED unit with lifetime that is fully functional. $300 + shipping if anyone interested. I have the original box, manuals, and remote.

Intervention cancelled

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 17:26

Quote: Aw, man, Intervention is ending. A&E announced today that the five episodes that will air starting in June will be the show's last. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...Top+Stories%29

Schedule problems after new update

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 17:12
Following the update this week I'm having a weird problem. I have a Season Pass for Fast Money every night at 5 p.m. Set for Record New. It only has a generic program description, but always shows up in the listings as NEW.

It has not recorded the last two days. I checked the History and it shows it with the NEW flag, but was not recorded since it was a Duplicate.

When I checked the upcoming episodes it only shows today, not any of the episodes shown in the Guide for the next 10 days.

WD low power spinup utility

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:44
Looking at a post on wdidle3, I found a link to a related western digital utility that enables low power spinup and super low power spinup. I was wondering if anyone had used these on their tivo drives?


duplicate thread -- ignore

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:32
Two threads at the same time... use this one:

Modern Family


Modern Family | "Goodnight Gracie" | 2013-05-22 (Seaon 4 Finale)

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:21
So our tuning adapter crapped out last night and this didn't record fully. I guess I can watch on ABC.com...

How was it? :)