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No TiVo Wallpaper

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 06:51
Hey there!

Though I rarely post, I've been around for several years. Don't let the join date fool you, I had forgotten my user ID and password from way back and the email address that I used has long since been deleted so I had to re-register.

So my TiVo HD's (TCD652160) hard drive failed and I replaced it (perhaps temporarily) with a 250GB one that seems to be working OK. The darndest thing has happened however that occurred on the old drive and I am now seeing on the new drive. As the old one began to fail, I would get stuttering vidoe, pixelated recordings and all the usual symptoms. The other odd issue that I had is that when I went to TiVo Central, I could see (and navigate) the menu, but the background was the current channel broadcast and not the blue (I think) wallpaper.

Having replaced the drive, the pixelation and stuttering are gone but the lack of wallpaper/background persists. The TiVo, in every other way seems to be functioning perfectly normal.

I'd consider this little more than an annoyance, but it's often rather hard to read the menus. Any ideas?

help to know tivo

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 00:43
i am newbie please explain about tivo

Movers in delhi

The Carrie Diaries Season 1

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:55
I'm really liking this show. I love the cast!

Little sister is a tech nerd? That could be fun.

I think they are doing a great job recreating the 80's. I've spotted several outfits that I recognize. I really hope big hair doesn't ever come back.

TiVo User Interface Completely Broken (RANT)

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:25
I purchased a TiVo Premier XL4 thinking that the "smart" folks at TiVo would surely have improved on what was for me 10 years of flawless recording bliss.

Boy, I could not have been more wrong!

The "new" user interface is so confusing and annoying, I'm almost ready to throw the unit into the trash just to get some measure of satisfaction.

First of all, this whole "wish list" recording option is totally useless. I'd at least like the option of choosing a "classic" mode that I'm familiar with. Season passes I understand.

Second, the search index seems to be totally flawed. Even on the TiVo website, I can't find even mainstream shows. For example, sign into the TiVo site and enter a simple search for "Castle". Surprise - no results. Do this enough times with enough shows and you completely lose confidence that you will ever find anything.

Finally, the performance of the screens of this "top of the line" premier box is incredibly slow. Just click on "My Shows" and it takes a full 8 seconds to display anything. I assume it's busy fetching a list of available shows and the like. But with so much memory and processing power available, I don't understand why there should be any delay at all.


Fs:Apple iPhone 5 64GB/Apple iPhone 4S 64GB,Blackberry Porsche P’9981

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 15:21

Apple IPhone 5 64GB( UNLOCKED).....$600usd
Apple IPhone 5 32GB ( UNLOCKED)....$550usd
Apple IPhone 5 16GB(UNLOCKED)...$500usd

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB ( UNLOCKED)...$400USD
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB ( UNLOCKED)....$350USD
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB ( UNLOCKED)....$300USD

Blackberry Porsche P’9981 ....$500USD
Samsung Galaxy S3..$350usd
Nikon D90 $600usd


Back key bug? Rebooting after Back key press.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 15:09
Premiere Elite. Latest software. SD Menus.

After the new software release I have twice encountered the following apparent bug. After watching a football game, with loads of fast forwards and 30 second skips (so maybe this is a hidden key combination rather than a bug) I hit the back key to get to the menu for the game to delete it, and the TiVo hangs for a few seconds, then reboots. I now hit the TiVo key and reselect the game to delete it, but I wondered if this was a known issue/bug.

Thanks in advance,

Stream and iPad 1

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 13:18
Anyone have this combo and does it work? i have the original ipad (holding out on upgrading till a retina mini) and i cant get it to stream or download to it. it initiates a recording or a transfer but it fails, saying the channel is not available or something went wrong.

i have an iphone 5 and it works fine, but not the ipad. i get the same errors with the 5 in some wifi dead spots that i have (as expected), but the ipad doesnt work at all next to the access point.

i cant find any info to see if the old ipad is not supported. wanted to see if someone got it working before i start troubleshooting/upgrading my wifi.

GoT: Season 2 packaging.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:36
Just a FYI, last year Best Buy had exclusive and limited GoT Season 1 packaging (I bought the Stark sigil box.) They're offering it again for Season 2. There are also other exclusive options at other retailers. Think I'll have to get the Lannister House BluRay from Best Buy. I had to look up what HBO Select was.. Looks like they're giving you options..

Barnes & Noble
Exclusive Stark tote bag (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select or DVD ).
PRE-ORDER: http://itsh.bo/VQXIBF

Best Buy
Exclusive Sigil Packaging featuring House Greyjoy and House Lannister (only available on Blu-ray with HBO Select).

PRE-ORDER: http://itsh.bo/VQY0bq

A 72 page excerpt companion book from Bryan Cogman’s “Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.” The book features interviews with key actors, house histories, family trees, and introductions from George R.R. Martin and the show’s creators. (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).

Exclusive bonus disc includes “Westeros at War.” A never-before-seen interview with George R.R. Martin providing his insights into the characters and locations featured in the second season of Game of Thrones. Plus four behind-the-scenes featurettes (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).
PRE-ORDER: http://itsh.bo/VQYhLG

Exclusive bonus disc includes “Inside the Visual Effects.” 20 minutes of never-before-seen content featuring the Emmy® Award-winning Visual Effects team. (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).
PRE-ORDER: http://itsh.bo/YB19A0

My TiVo is coming today!

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:25
Thanks to everyone who helped me decide on the premiere.....I changed my cable card installation appointment to tomorrow so hopefully I can run through the guided setup tonight.

I cannot wait to get rid of this horrid charter dvr and be backin the land of TiVo!

Modern Family "Party Crasher" 1/16/2013

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 09:55
I can't let this episode go by without a thread!

There were so many good one-liners, but they really had me with, "Just enjoy it."

And I missed it on the first watching, but at the end Mitchell asks "A full Uncle?" and Haley asks, "What's a fulunkle?"

I lost it when Lily was pushed off the chair.

Did anyone notice that Fred Savage directed this episode?

Well that sucked!

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 09:48
Second time in a couple weeks my TiVo Elite has failed me. When I got home last night around 11:00pm I checked My Shows and noticed it was missing some stuff. I checked the history and it said they were all missed because of "no signal". I dropped to live TV and could not get any channels to tune. Ocassionally it would kick in like it was trying to tune, but it was pixelated. I switched to my wife's TiVo, which is connected to the same splitter, and hers worked fine. So I rebooted my TiVo. When it came back it could tune some channels, but was still having trouble. So I then rebooted the tuning adapter and once it came back online everything was working again. Although I'm not 100% sure if it was the TA or just the time it took for it to reboot that fixed the problem. I've seen issues before with the CableCARD doing weird things immediately after a reboot.

Anyway, whatever happened, I missed everything that was scheduled to record last night because of this! :( Luckily we have BitTorrent to fall back on in situations like this.


MOCA problem

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 09:40
I read through some old threads, but none seemed to address my issue.

I just got a new Premier 4. I connected the MOCA ECB to my network and cable modem per Tivo's guide at http://www.tivo.com/mytivo/howto/moc...ks=moca_vanity. I get no COAX light.

I did some checking, and changed the ECB installation so it was split off the wall jack and not in line between the jack and modem. Still no COAX light.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there something on the Tivo I need to activate? It was working on my wireless with a G adapter, and I removed the G adapter, no go.

1600 1/17/13

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 09:10
they need to rename the show..having the son in every shot is really annoying...at least the girls had a little screen time in this one. i also think his character isnt even good within the context of a bumbling idiot. i think thats the main problem. if he didnt acknowledge it, it would be better

yet i like the prez and no laugh track so i'm still watching

Pixellation problem

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:34
I've searched the thread and can't find information on my specific problem so looking for help here. Setup is cox digital with HD Tivo, tuning adapter and M card. Hard drive and power supply on Tivo have recently been replaced. I sometimes get severe pixellation, which continually worsens to the point where the picture "locks up" and goes black. Does not seem to be unique to certain channels, HD or analog. Yesterday, when I turned the TV on it was in the midst of pixellation "spasms" and in a matter of minutes locked up/went to black. I rebooted Tivo and tuning adapter and the problem was fixed for the moment. Any thoughts on what the cause might be? Do M cards go bad or could the tuning adapter be bad? Appreciate any suggestions. ps signal strength appears to be 100% on all channels. Thanks

help me with a tivo

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 07:16
I used to have a tivo a few years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I moved about 5 years ago and did not have a phone line so I just went with the comcast dvr, which I hate. It seems to screw up all the time and it just never works right. I started looking at tivos again and I see that you can hook them up to your wifi now, which would be perfect for me. So. i saw a tivo premiere that holds 75 hours and has dual tuners for only 100 bucks. It seems perfect, but I don't know if I need anything else for this. I a router for my computer so is that all I need? I'm kind of stupid with stuff like this. Any help would be appreciated.

Need Help Buying A Tivo.

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 06:55
I used to have a tivo a few years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I moved about 5 years ago and did not have a phone line so I just went with the comcast dvr, which I hate. It seems to screw up all the time and it just never works right. I started looking at tivos again and I see that you can hook them up to your wifi now, which would be perfect for me. So. i saw a tivo premiere that holds 75 hours and has dual tuners for only 100 bucks. It seems perfect, but I don't know if I need anything else for this. I a router for my computer so is that all I need? I'm kind of stupid with stuff like this. Any help would be appreciated.

iPad app chooses wrong channel when recording

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 05:56
I'm enjoying the latest version of the iPad app. Even with my Series 3, there's a lot of funtionality. However, when setting season passes, it chooses the lowest available channel regardless of what's selected in the pull down.

For example, I'm on Charter and NBC is at 705. I also have an antenna so it is also available at 5.1. Attempting to set a season pass, the app will select 5.1 everytime instead of the cable equivilant.

Is this a known "feature" or is there a nut loose on the keyboard?:confused:



No fash forward or 30 second skip

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 01:09
This has happen to me a couple of times in the last 2 weeks. I'll be watching a recorded program. In about 10 or 15 minutes into the program I would hit rewind to check something that I missed, Then I guess I missed the play and hit FF or skip but the tivo started the program over. When this happens I can not FF or skip to where I left off. Pressing zoom does not work or restarting the program helps
Would any know what is happening?

The Following 01/21/13 - Pilot

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 00:35
I did not want to let the TV critics/reviewers skew my opinion of this show, and I was looking forward to this one. As a big fan of "Dexter", I was hoping for this to be a different spin on a likable serial killer (if he can generate a following).

Gotta' say that I was disappointed. :( Too many stereotypical tropes used, such as the quiet moments interrupted by extremely loud SFX and bursts of music. The story was formulaic and the suspense was predictable.

That said, I will give it a few more episodes to see if I can be persuaded to stick with it, but the writing is NOTHING like that on "Justified" or "Breaking Bad", where they do not rely on shockingly loud SFX to get a reaction out of the audience.

I did, however, like the more subtle heartbeat SFX when Kevin Bacon's character's (Ryan Hardy) pacemaker was working overtime. Very "Tell-Tale Heart", which was my favorite Poe story.

Premiere HD upgrade with jmfs failed

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 22:09
I tried to upgrade my Premiere HD from a 1T drive to a 2T drive and didn't quite get it right. I'm hoping for a suggestion here to keep from having to go back to an older hard drive.

The version of JMFS that I have been using is 1.04. Both drives are WD AV drives and the new one did not require the parking disabling.

I work with Windows PCs daily and know them fairly well. I know very little about Linux and that has limited my options.

I tried to be clever (my big error!) and used my hard disk duplicator to image the 1T to the 2T drive. My (erroneous) assumption was that I could do the Expand after that copy.

I was short of time (too many household members grumbling about TiVo being down), so I threw the 2T drive in the system after the imaging and figured I would do the Expand later. Another bad choice.

The 2T drive works just fine, but only has 1T total capacity. That's what I expected after the imaging.

Eventually, I removed the 2T drive and tried to do the Expand. The software said that it failed. The numbers that it gave for disk size made it clear that it was only looking at about 1T of disk space.

My next "clever" trick was to try to copy the 2T drive to a 1.5T drive that I had on hand (I didn't have a spare 2T). JMFS objected that the source drive was smaller than the source, but I told it to go ahead. I figured that the 2T drive was only partitioned out to 1T, so it should fit. The copy ended with an error (it ran out of space), but the 1.5T drive seemed to work fine in the TiVo. It booted just fine and I was able to retrieve a random assortment of recordings that I had.

I tried doing the Expand on the 1.5T and got the same sort of error as I did with the 2T drive. Just as a test, I tried running Supersize. It claimed to work without error, but Expand still wouldn't work. I put the 2T back in the TiVo.

As a test, I used JMFS to copy the original 1T drive to the 1.5T. It too 6-8 hours (?), but ended without error. I told it to do the Expand and it completed without error. I never tested this drive, but I am assuming that this process worked properly. If only I had not been "clever" with the disk imager originally!

So..... as I see it, I have two solutions if I want the 2T to work. One is to start over, copy from the 1T to my 2T, and lose the last month or two of recordings. (It has been that long since I started this process.) With my video provider (Frontier), it seems that nearly everything that I record is protected, so I can't just copy these programs over to my other TiVo.

My hope is that there is some clever person here who can tell me some commands to execute on the 2T drive that will allow it to Expand to use the full drive. (Yeah... and I hope to win the Lottery!)

I can recopy to the 1.5T and try any suggestions with little risk. If I can Expand the 1.5T from 1T to the full 1.5T then I would expect to have no problem copying it back to the 2T and expanding it there.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer constructive suggestions on this.