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Replacement Hard Drives - Options

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 18:40
Premier Hard Drive seems to have died. Stuck at start up screen and S.M.A.R.T. testing incates "Fail 7" for both short test and extended test. Since I have lifetime want to replace the hard drive.

I don't want to format a replacement drive myself as it seems a little technical so was looking at amazon and ebay for already formated drives.

Noticed that there are some Premier XL units available near or even below what a formated replacement drive costs.

Is there any reason why I can't buy the XL and just take drive and put it in my unit with lifetime????

I figure this way I get other replacement parts and a working XL assuming I can't get my current unit to work.

Thoughts and feedback much appreciated!!!!

Perry Mason Marathon on Hallmark Movie Channel

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 18:40
Hallmark MOVIE channel (which is a different channel that the "regular" Hallmark channel) is having a marathon of the original Perry Mason series from 1960-61, 48 episodes back to back starting at 6:00am on Saturday.

cox nva channel tuning problem-headend?

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 13:41
problem has been going on for about 2 months. had techs come out, they finally think it is a headend channel programming issue. However, nothing so far has been resolved.

End of May/beginning of June, I did a new guided setup on my premiere after moving it to another room. (wanted to include antenna stations as well). this one has cable cards and a TA.

Now, when TA is on, I get a screen stating someone to the effect of "this station requires a cardcard, pls contact your cable provider". When I turn the TA off, some channels all of the sudden will appear. Example, cannot get ch.1026 (pbs HD) with TA, it works w/TA off. Actually - I get a spanish channel (1014 on my lineup on ch 1026 with the TA on. When TA is on, there are some channels I do get, like BRAVO HD, that I can't get when I turn off the TA.

Also, some of the channels are not what they say they are by the guide info. Example - Channel 1081 is supposed t be USAHD - it is showing ESPN SD. Channel 1078 is supposed to be AnimalPlanetHD - it is SPEED SD. Channel 1073 is supposed to be HISTORYHD, but is is SPIKE SD. Channel 1076-1071 all don't show up at all.

And it goes on, and on.

I also had relocated an S3 to another room, and did the same thing-new guided setup around the same time. This S3 -does not- have any cable cards or TA. I have the same problem w/that one, getting the Spanish channel on channel 1026 when 1026 is supposed to be PBS.

I have been talking w/the tech over the last 2 months, and he says that this problem is popping up more, but there is no resolution.

Luckily, I do have a S3 in the living room that is working, pulling in all of the stations correctly. That one was a recent purchase and i did a guided setup the end of MAY for that one.

So this problem appeared sometime the beginning of June.

anyone familiar with this situation? anyone has any resolution?

Wireless not working

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 13:15
Received my premier on Tuesday-it connected to my internet easily and have had a stable connection up until today (good for 3 days). I have the tivo connected with a lynksey adaptor(ethernet port of TIVO) with the other adapter to my gateway router. I called Tivo help-they said tivo only supports with the tivo adapter (told my wife they'd say that). They said I need to buy the tivo wireless adapter. BTW my router is only about 35feet from the tivo. When I try to force the connection I get an N33 failure message- also N07 saying problem is with router (cannot connect to gateway message)-I unplugged and replugged..

My lynsey adpters have worked with everything else-but not the TIVO (all though it did for 3 days. Any help/suggestions before I buy a TIVO adapter? Thanks

I found the fix- Instead of continuously trying to re-connect to the internet-I clicked on something like "reconfigure IP address"-it changed from the initial address (that TIVO choses)-the connection was not as strong-then I unplugged the linksey adapter from the surge protector and plugged into a plug by itself and the strength surged-all working fine now. I wish the techs had offerred some help.

Cabelcard problem with FIOS and fix

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:30
Just putting this out there in case anyone else runs against it and is curious: on Tuesday, my wife noticed that all of our pay channels (specifically all HBO and Cinemax channels) had become unavailable on our TiVo Premiere XL. All the channels in our FIOS EXTREME HD (I think that's what they call it now) package were intact. Our second TiVo (a regular Premiere with WD expander) was able to read them fine.

The behavior would be as follows:

Tune to Channel (ex: 899, HBO HD); the screen goes to the Cablecard info screen (grey and white) displaying cablecard info and verizon's phone number. If you press CLEAR to exit, you get a blank screen, followed by about 10 seconds later by the 'you are not authorized' message.

Assuming this might be related to the recent change at Verizon FIOS of the copy protection bit, I called their help line. After sitting on hold for a while, I reached a tech who then had me check various settings. He tried first resetting and then reactivating the cablecard. This produced an even more unusual behavior: after pressing 'CLEAR' it would actually show the channel properly for 1-10 seconds, then freeze on that image for about 10 seconds before again determining it wasn't authorized. Verizon then fell back on the belief that it was most likely a TiVo problem, but that if TiVo found no problem, they could try swapping the card.

A quick call to TiVo had us look at some information on the card to determine that while it was successfully paired, it wasn't decoding the encrypted channels properly. They recommended getting a new cablecard. A subsequent call back to Verizon arranged for that.

Last night the card arrived and after a long call with Verizon, we got it activated and then successfully paired. The card was clearly the problem.

No horror story, here. I just wanted to share the information in case anyone saw a similar error. Both Verizon and TiVo had polite, friendly phone support and did their best to help me. Problem solved.

What Is C & De

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:18
What Is C & De Mean Iam Not Familiar With That Could Someone Please Help Me Out

Way to stop current show from playing?

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:13
When I am watching a recording, how do I just stop it? When I hit back, it continues to play in the upper right window. Is it possible to stop and have nothing playing?

Project runway - all series 2012 thread

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:52
Boy did they get a bad group this season. One sneaks out in the night, one walks off the set, and one cries but stays. They got rid of the right one this week. Her outfits looked terrible. Its almost like the producers took the first 16 people to be on the show irregardless of their abilities.

Edit Season Pass details online

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:06
Is it possible to edit the recording options of a Season Pass online?

Best video capture device to produce small output files?

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:05
Hello. I have a Tivo Premiere. I love it. Does an awesome job.

I record quite a bit of high def video. Currently, I use Tivo desktop to offload the content. Then I use VideoRedo to edit the files and archive them.

Everything is great..... except for one thing.

The file size is VERY large.

So what I would like to do, if possible, is record shows with my Tivo, then use some sort of HDMI capture device to offload the content onto my PC. Naturally, I want something that will maintain the best quality possible. And of course, something with a smaller output file size than I am currently getting with Tivo.

Ideas? Suggestions?



AOL On app coming to TiVo Premiere

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:39
The AOL On Network today announced the launch of version 2.0 of its connected TV app. Formerly known as AOL HD, The AOL On app will feature ad-serving capabilities at launch, and will boast a wide selection of rich, high-definition video content drawn from The AOL On library of more than 380,000 short-form videos. Already available on seven of the leading connected TV platforms, the update will be made available to three of these platforms: Samsung Smart TVs, Roku and Sony. Currently in beta, TiVo joins the lineup of supported platforms. Subscribers will receive access to the AOL On app in the coming weeks on TiVo Premiere DVRs.


30 Second Skip While Fast Forwarding

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 08:23
I have recorded several 10 hour sessions of the Olympics and found that while fast forwarding, if I hit the SKIP button, I can jump forward by 15 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour - seemingly at random. I can't figure out how to consistently jump 15 minutes at a time. It seems for 1 hour shows, it will consistently only skip 15 minutes but for the long recordings, it seems to jump in varying increments without a pattern (that I can figure out). I have tried waiting between presses, returning to play then FF+SKIP, etc. Is there some pattern/control over this? Premiere XL

Big Brother - 8/9/2012

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 07:34
Clearly, Janelle wasn't looking forward enough. You snooze you lose!

And ug, another week of Carrotop and A-hole in charge. Yay?

I Put A Hard Drive From Hughes Dvr Into Samsung Dvr It Works But Wont Record Why

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 05:18
I Took A Hard Drive From A Hughes Sd Dvr 40 And Put It In A Samsung Sir 4040 And Everything Works Fine Except It Wont Record Shows Why ? And The Reason Why I Did That Is The Hard Drive That Was In The Samsung Quit Working It Would Freeze Everytime In The Final Set Up When It Was Acquiring Information From The Satelite Everytime At 78 Percent And I Think I Tried Everything They Say To On These Foreums Direct Tv Says The Hard Drive Is Still Good But I Couldnt Get It To Work I Have A Bigger Hard Drive From A Computer That Is The Same Kind Of Hard Drive It Has Nothing On It At All Will That Work Maybe Or Is There Something U Have To Do To It To Get It To Work Well Thank U Very Much I Hope Somebody Can Help Me Out

samsung sir 4040 directv dvr

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 04:10
ive tried everything in these forems to get it to work i think it gets stuck everytime on final step acquiring information at 77 78 or 79 percent then it dont do anything cant watch recorded shows cuz there all gone and when u try to go to live tv it wont how can i fix it AND i have tried putting a hard drive from a hughes dvr in the samsund and it works everthing works ecept it wont record anything so can u help me please

Crime Inc. on CNBC - all eps

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 04:09
I watched the ep titled "Grand Theft Auto" today. It's currently featured at http://www.cnbc.com/id/42767515/.

It was a decent piece and pretty insightful. They talked about VIN cloning and some of the tactics used by auto theft rings. Pretty crazy stuff.

Dallas - 8/8/2012 - Season Finale - spoilers

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 00:24
Good Finale, I knew that there was going to be a Cliff connection.
I am just a little miffed with myself that I did not get the clue that was in our face the whole season.

Her name Rebecca is the same name as Cliff and Pam's mother.
So as an homage to the opening episode of the original series a Ewing marries a Barnes.

Premiere XL ...worth the purchase?

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 23:03
We currently have a series 2 tivo and a cable HD DVR 40 hr capacity. Considering purchasing the premiere XL to replace both dvr's. We don't use vod so I'm not concerned with losing that. I've read through a lot of posts that complain about the UI for tivo though.

For those of you that have the premiere xl, how do you like it? Would you purchase it again or go for something else?

Premier and XL4 multi room streaming

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 20:51
I have seen on the forum that some users have been able to stream multi room on Wireless N. It also appears Tivo may have originally supported it and then changed. My question is for those who have done it sucessfully, has Tivo made a change to hardware or software which no longer allows it or just won't support it. Due to my expected location of the one unit which will be on N when all set up, I think I could be sucessful if still allowed. For reference, the other is further away from router and has ethernet.

Other question is for FIOS users. Does Verizon always install MoCa regardless of the equipment requested and will the testing they do reliabilly inform me that MoCa will work well? Can I expect adding the Tivo bridge on the Premier and using the built in bridge on the XL4 to be reliable or is it worth spending a day in the attic running Ethernet?

Is there at all a way to download a portion of a show specifically?

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 20:33
Hey all...

So, using kmttg, is there at all a way to download a portion of a show only?

For example, say I have an episode of "Dallas" recorded but I only want to download the opening title sequence? I know you can click PAUSE on your TiVo and kmttg will start the recording from there but it will continue until the end of the recording. Any way to stop it earlier or is this a feature you just can't do?