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New to Tivo...how do I make a copy of my drive?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 04:38
I am just switching from D*TV satellite to Comcast and Tivo. I bought a brand new, in never opened box Premier for $50 and was wondering if it is possible to make a backup of the internal drive using a disk duplicator. I have a Startech disk duplicator for work and can't see why this would not work. Are there any pitfalls for doing this? What drive should I use to do the backup? My Premier only records 45 hours...could I use this as an opportunity to increase the recording capacity by adding a larger drive?

The Bachelor season 17 - Sean Lowe - OAD 1/21/13

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 01:17
No thread yet? Did anyone watch?

I was kind of annoyed by how things went between Kacie B and Sean when she brought up some of the drama in the house. Oh well.

As for Tierra, I really wonder if she fell just to get attention. I don't like Amanda.

The Office 1/24/13 "Customer Loyalty"

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 23:13
The first appearance of a documentary crew member!

This was the first episode all season where I thought everything really gelled. Even Dwight, whom they've struggled to integrate all season, didn't feel out of place. You can see the Jim/Pam conflict about to come to a head, and I hope the payoff's as good as this setup.

Is there a quick way to empty "Recently Deleted"

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 18:14
I have 3 THR22 with 2TB drives. When "Recently Deleted" fills up (500 or 600) programs it slows down the units. Is there a quick way to empty the "Recently Deleted" folder?


Unify multiple Tivo units

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 16:31
After many years of being a loyal Windows Media Center user, I've finally had enough of the bad EPG data, irritating configuration errors, Windows updates and overall upkeep aside from the fact that Microsoft has abandoned any further development to WMC. That said, I've decided to take the plunge with two Premiere XL4's and lifetime service and am waiting to receive them. I'm confident I'll enjoy my TiVo experience, however there are a few things I think I'll miss and hope TiVo will add these obvious omissions in the near future...

With the advent of whole home DVR service, these seem like no-brainers:

• Dynamic tuner pooling (with my HTPC, I could easily add additional tuner cards and they would work together and be available for recording or to extenders on demand)

• A unified experience which pools all recorded TV, Season Passes, scheduled recordings, etc. from multiple TiVo's into one place instead of having to hunt for which TiVo contains what I'm looking for. Case in point, I'm not sure how I should break up and allocate scheduled recordings between the two units since they can't share tuners between each other to reduce scheduling conflicts. This could potentially overwhelm one, while the other is sitting idle - seems like a huge waist of resources...

In my opinion, these improvements would make for a much more robust whole home DVR experience.

WTB Tivo Stream

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:49
Looking to get a Tivo Stream. Used, new, I don't care. Cosmetic issues, no papers, nothing but a box and power cord, that's fine. I know what it is, I know how to use it, and it'll be hidden in a cabinet. :) What I DO insist on is that it be functioning.

Not looking to pay the $130+shipping that tivo.com offers, hence this ad.

PM me if you have one you're looking to let go - I'll be notified immediately via email.

Thanks! If this ad is still up, I'm still looking.

Convert Tivo to DVD

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 15:22
I thought I was doing everything correctly until I tried to create a dvd (because the hard drive was filling up). But ran into a problem with Sonic MyDVD.

I am using Tivo Desktop v2.8.
DirectShow Dump v0.1.1
Sonic MyDVD I think an older v3 (came with my Dell many years ago). I do not think I can upgrade to newer version without buying the newer version. Something I prefer not to do.

So I dowmload tivo file to my pc using TivoDesktop. I them convert using DirectShow Dump creating a Mpeg file. When I try and import into MyDVD, get error about Divx.

I am not that knowlegeable about different codex and video file versions. The mpeg will play on my computer in Windows Media, but wanted to get video off of hard drive to free up space and be able to watch on my TV. My TV does not have a PC hookup.

I would appreciate some direction about Divx and Sonic or another path to persue, using the many free software available.

ps. I did some searching and found many references but they were not the same as my problem and I quickly became confused. So I did try to find a solution first.

Ethernet cable splitter

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:45
My two boxes are close together and I an looking at hardwiring them to my wireless router, which is about 50' away.

I am hoping to be able to run from the boxes to a splitter and then from the splitter to my router with a single cable.

Is something like this possible, or will I have to run a separate cable from each box to the router?

Sorry if this sounds obtuse.

NHL Center Ice guide info

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:20
I have the Center Ice package from Cox Cable in Las Vegas.

My guide shows the channels, but no information with them.

I shows the program times and I can tune into the program, but can't get any info so I can't tell what is playing, if anything, unless I tune to the channel.

I haven't called Cox or TIVO because I already know that TIVO will blame Cox and Cox will blame TIVO, so I am trying this avenue first.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Do wireless and non-wireless co-exist?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 14:01
I have three tivo premeire xls. One which I cannot run a network cable to. Will I be able to use the wireless adapter on the one and still be able to stream and transfer from the other two that are hardwired?

AOTS / Screen Savers

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:47
Anyone see the last episode of AOTS? Neat thing at the end with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton.


TiVO glo remote controlling an S3 AND S4

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:56
I recently obtained a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo and it came with a glo remote. I like this glo remote and will probably use it in my bedroom for the Premiere in there. I see how it has the 1-2 switch on it so it can control 2 TiVos.

Since this S3 might just be used for an additional tuner for recording purposes & has the clock on the front, I thought about putting it in the same bedroom that has the Premiere.

Will this glo remote with the 1-2 switch be able to control the S3 and S4 independently? If so, how do you set this up? I ask because I had similar circumstance years ago with an S2 and S3 in the same room, but could never get a 1-2 TiVo remote to control each independently.

TiVo Whole Home

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:11
TiVo Whole Home Advertisement

I just saw an advertisement from TiVo representing their “TiVo Whole Home”. I actually find this rather funny; one of my biggest complaints about TiVo is that it isn't whole home or even really whole home friendly. Want to watch on a second TV? Purchase another TiVo!!!!! :)

A six tuner Premier and distributed TiVo Minis that do not permanently co-op a tuner, then we are getting closer to a whole home solution, but today?

I just do not think adding the TiVo stream and the 10 year old TiVo desktop constitutes a “Whole Home Solution”.

Restless on Sundance

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:49
I can't find an earlier thread on this but I recall complaining that I had been able to record the second of the two episodes in this short series but had missed the first. What really got me was that each of the two eps had been shown only twice, and both on the same day. Missed one, missed forever.

Well, I saved the second ep hoping to some day find the first and I now see that Sundance is rerunning this series, again one time only, later this month. Details Here.

Premier Favorites List

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:38
Tivo Premier 4 user, just switched from Comcast Cisco DVR.

Is there any way to set up more than 1 Favorite channel list on the
Premier Series 4.


Defective Tivo XL4

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:25
I bought a brand new TiVo XL4 off of eBay for $350. I picked up a cable card from Comcast and called the self-install number. The card validated and connected but none of the authorization information appeared on the conditional access screen.

I called TiVo technical support and told them about the conditional access screen problem. The agent was nice and courteous and was pretty confident it was a Comcast problem (probably a bad card, wrong pairing information or something wrong with the DAC (headend)). So I picked up 3 different cable cards and spent MANY hours with wonderful Comcast tech support agents (1-855-425-9120). 2 different advanced Techs assured me that everything was correct on their end (they even confirmed with my local Atlanta headend)

I called TiVo back and they agreed to do an RMA and send me a different TiVo. I then put the same cable card in the new unit, called Comcast self-pairing hotline and 1 minute later I have all my channels.

I should have bought the TiVo from a retailer. Lesson Learned. MANY hours wasted assuming Comcast was the problem. I really hope TiVo tech support reads this and sees that the cable company is not always the problem.

TL;DR - Wasted time troubleshooting with Comcast when I actually had a defective TiVo XL4.

Modern Family "Fulgencio" 1-23-13

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 08:16
"Were in a house of God, dammit"

Loved Lily telling everyone to call a Wahambulance.

But Luke stole the show with the Godfather parody at the end.

Smash "On Broadway" (S2E1) - available on internet

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:36
The first hour of the two-hour Smash season 2 premiere (technically the first of two episodes that air the first night; they are separate episodes) is available on NBC.com:
It may also be available via other sources as well.

It premieres on the air Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9/8 Central.

Series 3 trade in offers & options?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:00
I currently have 2 dual tuner Premieres (1 monthly, 1 lifetime) & a lifetime S3 (OLED) unit. I recently got a hold of another working S3 (OLED) TiVo that has no service on it and trying to figure out what I can maybe do with it in terms of upgrade offers.

I'm seeing various offers here telling about transferring an S3 subscription to a new Premiere. Or TiVo offering a lifetime on the S3 for $99 if I get a Premiere 4. Can't remember it exactly, but in the past, I think TiVo offered trade-ins programs for these S3s if they weren't working where I actually send them the unit and they send me some sort of replacement (either S3 or an S4 w/ additional money)

My monthly Premiere unit comes up for renewal here in May & I am possibly interested in replacing it with a Premiere 4 so am intrigued by some of these offers. Any suggestions, recommendations or opinions on what I could do or a direction to possibly go here that involves this newly acquired Series 3?

Supernatural - "LARP and The Real Girl" - 1/23/13

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 02:08
Ummm.... Did that just happen? Did we have a happy episode of SPN? Did Sam...... SAM WINCHESTER.... initiate FUN? :eek:

I don't know how to handle an episode that doesn't make me want to curl up in a ball and cry. Felicia Day was awesome, as usual. They can keep bringing her back.

Dean and Charlie talking strategy with her board was hilarious. He's such a closet nerd. Then how excited he was to get into costume but pretending not to be. Jensen is so great at that type of acting.

I really have nothing else to say but the following .......

Oh and sorry but this here.........
Can Sam just keep his hair like that for a bit? I'm really weirdly loving it.