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Overall volume?

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 13:46
I find the volume on the ipad, when using the stream, to be to low. I did a direct comparison to the volume when using the slingplayer, and it is lower in the tivo app.

The fact that I can't airplay the sound to my IW1 airplay speaker add even more frustrating. I was really hoping I could use my ipad w/tivo stream to have a tv in other rooms, but the volume issue makes it less than ideal.

Anyhow, anyone else have this issue? I guess this is really meant as more of a suggestion to TiVo. Have a way to pump the volume up a bit! :D

Please advise on Sound Bar Purchase and Setup to use with TiVoHD

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 13:28
Hi - I am thinking about adding a Soundbar to my very basic setup. I have a TiVoHD connected via HDMI to my Samsung LCD TV (circa 2009). I also have a DVD player (standard not Blue Ray) connected via HDMI.

I have been reading about Soundbars and I am hoping to add one to enhance the very basic sound quality of the TV. I do not have the room for a full home theater setup, nor do I want the expense of one.

I have narrowed down my list to a few sound bars in the $200-$300 range, but it appears that I can't program the TiVo remote to control the volume on my leading candidate - Vizio VHT215. Basically, I went to the TiVo settings menu and under "AV" there is no listing for Vizio. Thus, it appears to me that the sound bar would not be able to be controlled by the TiVo peanut remote. All I really want to be able to just use the TiVo remote that everyone in the family is used to. I don't have a Harmony remote and if I need a second remote just for volume, I think my wife will kill me.

So a few questions - first, do people have the Vizio model and what do they think of it? Second, can the Vizio be setup with the TiVo remote - am I missing something? Finally, any other recommendation on Soundbars to fulfill my requirements above?


The Voice Casting News spring 2013 Spoilers

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 13:11
The Voice announced that next spring Christina Aquilera and Cee Lo are both taking a hiatus - Aquilera is going on tour and Cee Lo is working on a sitcom.

Their replacements for the spring?

Shakira and Usher.

I found it a great and interesting idea that a singing competition show would swap out judges - especially as these things go global and new judges are added all the time for the series in other countries (the UK and Australia). I haven't been able to find if Shakira or Usher have been judges anywhere else on the show...


pretty little liars any ep discussion

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:50
im glad we finally know who the 2nd A is but this is getting really lame. they should have ended it with mona being A. i admit that when i found out mona was A, i wanted to go back like in the 6th sense and rewatch it all but i never would do that.

finding out about toby is a bit satisfying, but to have yet another A out there..just is a bit too much for me. i wish there was a site, maybe there is, that points out the inconsistencies if there are any..like someone being someplace yet A somehow doing something.

i saw hanna on a Punkd in the past year and she really did get too skinny...but it was interesting to see her in something not on the show.

i did enjoy the twist of mister fitz and the family dysfunction. mom played her part to the T.

i cannot believe the school/media etc isnt more up in arms about jenna faking the blindness, i always thought they should throw a chair at her or something to see if she flinches. or maybe she did keep her eyes closed to make it real?

Tivo Desktop and Premier

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:32
My Premier does not see Tivo Desktop 2.8.3 but my HD and Series 2 does. At the Tivo Desktop I can see all three Tivo's and it worked until about two weeks ago and I have restarted the Tivo and PC also and the same thing.

Ethernet Serial Control

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 12:27
I am using Elan G system controller and was looking for instructions on controlling the Premiere 4XL DVR's by ethernet. Is there a way to make this work with these DVR's


Sold Tivo w/Lifetime but Still on My Acct.

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 09:55
I sold a lifetime tivo on craigslist a while back and just logged into my online account and it is still there. I can see their season passes, to do lists etc. I called tivo to have it removed and was told that only the new owner could do that by creating an account. I have no way to contact them. I suppose I could call tivo and create a new account with bogus info, or start messing with the season passes etc hoping the new owner will call tivo. Anybody have any luck getting tivo to remove a dvr in a similar situation or have a suggestion?



Tue, 09/18/2012 - 09:08
Today was the first day I tried to watch downloaded shows on iOS devices outside the home. Every 5 minutes or so, the video would drop, the word "Reconnecting" would appear in the middle of the screen, and my iPhone would then go back to the My Shows tab. Anyone else having this problem?

Update antenna channel frequency?

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 08:06
One of the stations in the Chicago market broadcasts on a different frequency than the TiVo expects. If I try to use the market-defined channel in my channel list, I get guide data but no programming. If I used the scanned version on the right frequency, I get programming but no guide information.

Is there anyway for me to fix this on the TiVo or will a new lineup have to be worked by TiVo and sent out as some sort of update?


Mob Doctor - Pilot - 9/17/2012

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 07:57
So far, I like. Not only did the show keep my attention, but the doctor is hawt!

Anyone else seeing transcoding issues on locally inserted ads?

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 06:19
Hi all... I got my Stream last Friday and I am loving it for use of the iPad as a second screen in the home gym, on Sunday I had the Eagles game on the iPad and the Phillies game on the big screen... though with the results of those two games, it would have been better the other way around.

Anyway... I've noticed something interesting happening when streaming content... either already recorded or "live" streaming.

When commercials are being run on a cable channel (my example is Iron Chef America on Food Network), there are some commercials that are national and transmitted with the programming and some that are inserted locally by the cable company.

The local commercials almost always are coming up with grayed out picture, severe pixelation or total garbage on the screen of the iPad... audio continues without interruption and is fine in the background. Once the national signal takes back over the picture returns with no problems... whether it is another national advertisement or the program returning from the commercial break.

These locally inserted ads are the same sort of ones that used to cause a problem for VideoReDo's processing (though VRD was fixed at least two years ago from my recollection and handles these fine now).

I don't really mind it that much... since it is limited to commercials, but was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.

I have FiOS as my video provider... in the Philadelphia market.


Scrolling Up/Down Grouped Recordings

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 00:12
I switched to a Premiere almost 2 years ago because my DirecTivo would freeze up and reboot constantly. Got sick of waiting for the new one, so I cut the cord for good. One thing I noticed that the Premiere doesn't do that the DirecTivo could was the ability to scroll up/down by using Channel Up/Down within Grouped recordings. With the Premiere, you have to go into a specific recording to be able to read descriptions and also to see which you've started watching already, and then back into the Group if you want to check another.

Has this feature been discussed and would it be easy to implement back into the Premiere?

Hard drive bad again

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 22:48
Does anyone have a 250gbhard drive to replace my faulty drive? I have lifetime service on my tcd648 model and don't want to give it up.

hdd cradle?

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 21:43
I have a Tivo premiere with the regular hard drive 320 gb. i recently bought a 2 tb western digital 3.5 inch hard internal hard drive i read somewhere is compatible with this tivo. unfortunately my pc can only find the 320 gb and not the 2tb.

now onto my question.. i saw a dock today that carrys 2 internal hard drives, and has the feature to clone one drive onto other drive.. would i be able to dock both hard drives and just click clone onto the 2tb so all files and everything will be imported to that drive? making the 2tb hard drive usable and i would just have to place it into tivo?

Software Issue?

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 18:21
Hi All,

My TiVo HD keeps on rebooting during startup. It looks like it completes the startup but right as the main menu (if I skip the video) appears (even before the background loads), it reboots. I have tried the following:

1) Unplugging the Tuning Adapter: instead of the menu, I see the error message indicating the missing tuning adapter for a moment before it reboots again.
2) Unplugging the cable card: instead of the menu, I see the error message indicating the missing cable card before it reboots again.
3) Removed the HD and checked it for errors in SpinRight: No errors found
4) Removed the HD and tried WinMFS's Fix Bootpage Option 1 and 2 (separately tested after each fix): no change

Note: For the past month or so, I have been receiving S03 error messages and had to leave my TiVo unplugged from the Tuning Adapter for several days to temporarily resolve. A couple of weeks after that, the S03 error messages reappeared. A couple of weeks after that, this reboot problem started.

How should I troubleshoot this error? I own another TiVo HD (without any issues). Should I switch the HDs and see if the "broken" one works? Will this mess up the good HD? I am pretty technically savvy so if there is a manual fix involving linux commands, I am very comfortable. For example, could I copy a partition or two from the good HD to the broken one? Is there a log I can examine?

Thanks for all your help and attention to this matter. I am getting quite frustrated!


Hope for Us Mac Peeps?

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 17:59
For those of us using the Mac we have relied heavily on iTivo to get our content off our boxes. Mountain Lion unfortunately breaks iTivo and there's not much happening on dev side right now.

Now that the Stream is available has anyone heard of hopes to bring a solution for the Mac user to pull content off?

Nothing is actually recording on new drive

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 16:18
With the help of this board (thanks again!) I got a replacement drive into my broken Tivo Premiere with lifetime and I thought all was well.

Problem is that while cable card has paired and tivo lifetime service is recognized, nothing is actually recording.

Everythign is normal but when you record a show it doesn't actually record and show up in the Now Playing list.

Any ideas? Have rebooted several times and changed the name of my tivo on tivo.com.


House M.D. on ION starting 9/23/12

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 15:32
Starting from ep 101 on 9/23/12


Mon, 09/17/2012 - 15:01
Does anyone know where I place the Slingbox emitters on the Tivo Premiere?


TiVo Tablet App APK

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 13:55
Can someone post the latest version of the TiVo Tablet app for Android. It says it's incompatible with my Galaxy Note even though it works better than the phone version. Thank you very much in advance!