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no signal on 1 tuner, fine on the other. Mcard with Fios

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 09:29
i've done a good bit of searching on here, but can't seem to find the exact same scenario. A lot of people have a pixelation problem, mine though is a total drop of signal.

So here's the problem- i have a TivoHD with an MCard on Fios. Things were working just fine until recently. Noticed that on one tuner (tuner 0) i often have no signal. The other tuner works just fine though. I can get it to behave sporadically (reboot fixes it for a short while, or sometimes recording on the good tuner and changing channel on the bad one kicks it into gear, only for it to go bad in a few minutes).

In the diagnostic screen, here is what i see for the bad tuner when it's not working:



here's what shows up on the GOOD tuner


Now, when i get the bad tuner to kick in, this is what i see. note that the RS uncorrected just goes up very quickly. it was at over 500 in a matter of a minute or so. Also, the QAM kept flipping between 256 and 64, with the signal strength flipping between 87 and 93 (that was flipping with the QAM)


what the heck? i have another TivoHD in another room that is working fine with the same setup (1 MCard). the problem one DOEs have a longer run of coax between it and the ONT, and it's old rg59 coax... but i can't believe that this is the issue since it's been working fine for about 11 months now. The tivo itself is about 4 years old, so i'm wondering if it a tivo hardware issue.

in another thread, i've read that an attenuator may help for similar issues, but that thread was more for a pixelation problem, so i haven't tried that yet.

any thoughts? i'll be calling verizon when i get home tonight, but wanted to have some educated info before dealing with them.

Can I use my TiVo with ClearQAM (i.e. no CableCARD) ?

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 07:54
I'm not getting my cablecard's until Friday, but my TiVo Premiere XL4 will be delivered today.

On my coax line, I do receive a handful of clear qam channels...

Will I be able to fool around with my TiVo before installing the cablecard?

Mythbusters - Titanic Survival

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 06:40
Has anyone watched this? Usually I get annoyed by the people who complain they got things wrong, but this episode had me scratching my head.

All during the build team's experiment I was thinking:

1. The guy in the picture obviously only had one big rocket
2. I doubt he was skilled enough to time various rockets
3. He did not have a specially shaped surfboard or a handhold
4. Corey's ride was nowhere near 30 seconds

At least at the end they redeemed themselves and busted the myth. Usually they bust it first and then try to duplicate the results.


I also did not like what Adam and Jamie did.

1. Why would you use "authentic" prop wood? The movie is supposed to be recreating the Titanic. You need to use the type of wood which would have been on the Titanic.

2. By their own hypothermia results they should have concluded that Rose would have been too frozen to blow her whistle by the time the boat came back to rescue them. Therefore they both would have died either way.

HTC Windows Phone 8S@$370,BlackBerry Bold 9790@330usd

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 00:16
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Apple Ipad 2 wifi +3G 32GB.....$360
Apple Ipad 2 wifi +3G 16GB.....$350
Apple IPad 3G 64GB Wifi........$340
Apple Ipad 3G 32GB wifi........$320
Apple Ipad 3G 16GB wifi........$300


Apple Iphone:
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Apple iPhone 5 32GB:450USD
Apple iPhone 5 16GB:430USD
Apple IPhone 4S 64GB.....$380
Apple IPhone 4S 32GB.....$360
Apple IPhone 4S 16GB.....$340
Apple Iphone 4G 32GB.....$320
Apple Iphone 4G 16GB.....$300
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Blackberry Torch 9800........$300
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Blackberry Playbook Tablet (Unlocked) (64GB) - $380
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Nokia Lumia 820@330usd
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Nokia N9....$280
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Nokia Lumia 710....$240
Nokia Astound......$230
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Nokia X6 16GB......$210
Nokia N8......$260
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Nokia N97 32GB......$220
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Nokia E7......$210
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Nokia C7........$220
Nokia C5-03......$220


Samsung:
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Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam......$380
Samsung U380 Brightside.............$380
Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance.....$360
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000....$350
Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus......$350
Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 .......$320
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300.......$300
Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-1717.....$300
Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II.....$250
Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus.....$280
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.....$300
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.....$300
Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi.....$260
Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515.....$300
Samsung Galaxy Nexus.....$310
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Samsung Galaxy S 4G.....$220
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HTC One ST.....$360usd
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HTC One X......$350
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HTC One S C2...$300
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HTC Vivid......$295
HTC Rhyme......$290
HTC Amaze 4G......$280
HTC Rezound......$270
HTC Sensation......$260
HTC EVO 4G......$200
HTC DROID Incredible 2......$300
HTC Flyer......$260
HTC ChaCha......$250
HTC Salsa......$285
HTC Wildfire S......$299
HTC Desire S......$280
HTC Incredible S......$300
HTC Inspire 4G......$300
HTC EVO 3D......$200
HTC EVO Shift 4G......$280
HTC EVO 4G......$200
HTC Gratia......$210
HTC HD7......$220
HTC HD2......$200



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Sony Tablet S 3G.......$350
Sony Xperia S.......$330
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.......$270
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc.......$250
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10.......$210
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1.......$210
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Sony Ericsson Aspen.......$225



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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX......$380
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Motorola RAZR XT912......$370
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Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition......$350
Motorola XOOM 2......$300
Motorola XOOM Tablet......$250
Motorola CLIQ XT......$290
Motorola A855 DROID......$250
Motorola DROID BIONIC......$230
Motorola 4G ATRIX 2......$280



Apple Mac books

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Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Notebook----$700

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Apple MacBook Pro MB986LL/A 15¨ Notebook----$1,000

Apple Macbook Pro MB134LL/A 15.4" Notebook----$750

Apple MacBook Pro MB985LL/A 15.4" Notebook----$850

Pioneers :

Pioneer Limited Edition Pioneer DJM-400-k Mixer................$450

Pioneer Pro DJ DJM-400 2-Channel Professional DJ Mixer...$400

Pioneer SVM-1000 Professional Audio/Video Mixer, SVM1000..$2000

Pioneer DJM-800 Fully Assignable MIDI Mixer........$1000


Nikon Cameras:

Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens----$750

Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-135mm----$700

Nikon D2Xs (Body Only) Digital Camera----$1,050

Nikon D300 Digital Camera---$700

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Apple iPhone 5 64GB@$485,Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB@$480

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 00:10
Company Details For ELECTRONICS BAY LIMITED®
Registered No 08177706
Company Address:A4 ATLAS BUSINESS CENTRE, OXGATE LANE, LONDON, NW2 7HJ, UNITED KINGDOM


SEASONAL SALES ATTRACTIONS:
*Buy Any 2 Units And Get 1 Free Unit
*Buy Any 4 Units And Get 2 Free Units
*Buy Any 10 Units And Get 5 Free Units

CONTACT US NOW FOR PURCHASE & INQUIRY ON THE BELOW E-MAIL ADDRESSES:
electronic_bay@hotmail.com,
Electronic_bay@yahoo.com.

ELECTRONICS BAY LIMITED® From Its Modest Beginnings Is Now One Of The Fastest Growing Retailers Of Mobile & Electronic Products On The Web. We Are Today An Authority In Power Protection: We Control, Distribute, Transfer, Monitor Service With Power-Networking, We Are Major Distributor Of Various Consumer Mobile-Phones & Electronics Such As IPhones, IPads, iPod, Blackberry, Nokia,Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Sidekick, Garmin 396 (GPSMAP), Laptops, DJ'S Equipments (Mixers), Flat Screen TVs (LCD),Video Games, Video & Digital Camera. e.t.c. All At Mouth Watering Prices & Discounted Rates.

All Of Our Products Are Brand New & Factory Sealed / Unlocked / Authentic, We Accept Order(s) Placement From Organization Of Any Sector As Our Aim Is To Fulfill 100% Of Order(s) From Goods In Stocked, So Kindly Contact Us Now On Our Company Official E-Mail Address With Your Order(s) Quotation, Inquiry Regarding Purchase, Inquiry On Extended Warranties From Manufacturers And For Any Other Items We Don't Have In Our Stocks List. All Prices Are In U.S Dollars & Can Be Converted Into Worldwide Currencies If need Be.

CONTACT US NOW FOR PURCHASE & INQUIRY ON THE E-MAIL ADDRESSES BELOW:
electronic_bay@hotmail.com,
Electronic_bay@yahoo.com

Company Details For ELECTRONICS BAY LIMITED®
Registered No 08177706
Tell :+447011147775

PRICELIST:

Apple Ipad:
Apple IPad 3 WiFi + 4G 64GB .... $470
Apple IPad 3 WiFi + 4G 32GB .... $450
Apple IPad 3 WiFi 64GB .... $420
Apple IPad 3 WiFi 32GB .... $400
Apple Ipad 2 wifi +3G 64GB.....$380
Apple Ipad 2 wifi +3G 32GB.....$360
Apple Ipad 2 wifi +3G 16GB.....$350
Apple IPad 3G 64GB Wifi........$340
Apple Ipad 3G 32GB wifi........$320
Apple Ipad 3G 16GB wifi........$300


Apple Iphone:
Apple iPhone 5 6GB:500USD.
Apple iPhone 5 32GB:450USD
Apple iPhone 5 16GB:430USD
Apple IPhone 4S 64GB.....$380
Apple IPhone 4S 32GB.....$360
Apple IPhone 4S 16GB.....$340
Apple Iphone 4G 32GB.....$320
Apple Iphone 4G 16GB.....$300
Apple Iphone 3GS 32GB....$260
Apple Iphone 3GS 16GB....$240
Apple Iphone 3G 16GB.....$220
Apple Iphone 3G 8GB......$180


Blackberry:
BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981....$600
Blackberry TK Victory......$500
Blackberry Blade design......$450
BlackBerry Playbook WiMax.......$340.00
BlackBerry 4G Playbook LTE......$300.00
BlackBerry 4G Playbook HSPA+.....$310.00
BlackBerry 4G 64GB PlayBook Wi-Fi Table......$320
BlackBerry Bold 9900......$360
Blackberry Bold 9930........$340
Blackberry Torch 9850........$330
Blackberry Torch 9800........$300
Blackberry Bold 9780.........$280

BLACKBERRY

Blackberry Playbook Tablet (Unlocked) (64GB) - $380
Blackberry Playbook Tablet (Unlocked) (32GB) - $360
Blackberry Playbook Tablet (Unlocked) (16GB) - $330


Nokia:
Nokia Lumia 920.@$350usd
Nokia Lumia 820@330usd
Nokia 808 PureView....$300
Nokia N9....$280
Nokia Lumia 900....$260
Nokia Lumia 800....$250
Nokia Lumia 710....$240
Nokia Astound......$230
Nokia Oro.........$250
Nokia X6 16GB......$210
Nokia N8......$260
Nokia N97 Mini 8GB......$200
Nokia N97 32GB......$220
Nokia N900......$250
Nokia E7......$210
Nokia X7-00......$250
Nokia C7........$220
Nokia C5-03......$220


Samsung:
Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III.....$430
Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam......$380
Samsung U380 Brightside.............$380
Samsung I9070 Galaxy S Advance.....$360
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000....$350
Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Plus......$350
Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 .......$320
Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300.......$300
Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-1717.....$300
Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II.....$250
Samsung I9001 Galaxy S Plus.....$280
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.....$300
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.....$300
Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi.....$260
Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515.....$300
Samsung Galaxy Nexus.....$310
Samsung Google Nexus S i9020A ....$350
Samsung Google Nexus S i9023.....$320
Samsung Galaxy S 4G.....$220
Samsung I9010 Galaxy S.....$200



HTC:
HTC One ST.....$360usd
HTC Desire VT..$360usd
HTC One X......$350
HTC One XL.....$335
HTC One S......$320
HTC One S C2...$300
HTC One V......$280
HTC Vivid......$295
HTC Rhyme......$290
HTC Amaze 4G......$280
HTC Rezound......$270
HTC Sensation......$260
HTC EVO 4G......$200
HTC DROID Incredible 2......$300
HTC Flyer......$260
HTC ChaCha......$250
HTC Salsa......$285
HTC Wildfire S......$299
HTC Desire S......$280
HTC Incredible S......$300
HTC Inspire 4G......$300
HTC EVO 3D......$200
HTC EVO Shift 4G......$280
HTC EVO 4G......$200
HTC Gratia......$210
HTC HD7......$220
HTC HD2......$200



Sony Ericsson:
Sony Xperia Ion.....$380
Sony Tablet S 3G.......$350
Sony Xperia S.......$330
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro.......$280
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.......$270
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play.......$250
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc.......$250
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini.......$200
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10.......$210
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2.......$205
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1.......$210
Sony Ericsson A8i.......$215
Sony Ericsson Aspen.......$225



Motorola:
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX......$380
Motorola MT917......$360
Motorola XT928......$360
Motorola RAZR XT912......$370
Motorola RAZR XT910......$320
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition......$350
Motorola XOOM 2......$300
Motorola XOOM Tablet......$250
Motorola CLIQ XT......$290
Motorola A855 DROID......$250
Motorola DROID BIONIC......$230
Motorola 4G ATRIX 2......$280



Apple Mac books

Apple MacBook Pro (Z0G5-2.93GHZ) Notebook----$500

Apple MacBook Air 13.3" Notebook----$700

Apple MacBook Pro Hi-Resolution 17" Notebook----$1,100

Apple MacBook Pro MB986LL/A 15¨ Notebook----$1,000

Apple Macbook Pro MB134LL/A 15.4" Notebook----$750

Apple MacBook Pro MB985LL/A 15.4" Notebook----$850

Pioneers :

Pioneer Limited Edition Pioneer DJM-400-k Mixer................$450

Pioneer Pro DJ DJM-400 2-Channel Professional DJ Mixer...$400

Pioneer SVM-1000 Professional Audio/Video Mixer, SVM1000..$2000

Pioneer DJM-800 Fully Assignable MIDI Mixer........$1000


Nikon Cameras:

Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens----$750

Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-135mm----$700

Nikon D2Xs (Body Only) Digital Camera----$1,050

Nikon D300 Digital Camera---$700

Nikon D300S Digital camera----$850

Nikon D700 Digital camera----$1,000


All of our products are brand new,never used, never rebuilt. We maintain multiple-supplier sources for our products as a means of being able to continually offer the best products at the best prices.

We are given you 1 year international warranty and you are guarantee 100% delivery to you at your doorstep within 48hrs.

Our services and terms are base on customers relationship and trust for effective and long term business relationship and 100% customer service including our customers safety because we strive to have excellent communication & customer service.

Email us with your full details for procedure.

Thanks for your patronize..
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The LA Complex

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 23:08
http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/14/th...3A+PopWatch%29

Is anyone watching? Is there any merit to this article?

I'm somewhat intrigued. Somehow the show made it to season 2 despite having the lowest rated debut of any network drama EVER.

There are also no episode threads about this show on this forum at all.

I feel like I should be watching for some reason.

Ben and Kate - pilot

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 23:02
Just saw the pilot as I'm trying to give all the new shows at least one watch. I'm not sure why I went in with such low expectations. I don't remember a bad review or anything that would lead me to not expecting it to be good. Maybe a subliminal John and Kate plus eight connection.

Anyway I loved it. Kate has a very adorkable quality like The New Girl. Ben gives me a young Steve Carell feel. The little girl was great as well. I didn't see any threads on it so I thought maybe others overlooked it like I almost did. The first two episodes are still on free Hulu. I haven't watched the 2nd yet, but the pilot is definitely worth a look.

Sons of Anarchy 10/9/12 "Orca Shrugged"

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 22:29
[George Takei] Oh, my![/George Takei]

Shane, Shane, Shane...what HAVE they done to you! :D

It's interesting the moves Jax is making. He's doing a good job of tying various Charming factions together, based on what he knows. Of course, it's what he DOESN'T know that going to bite him on the...

OK, maybe not the best phrase for this episode.

NCIS OAD 10/09/2012 "Phoenix"

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 22:25


Forgot to fill out Form 27B-stroke-6, that's all.
We'll come back with that straightaway.
Won't happen again!

--Carlos V.
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Dead "My DVR Expander"?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 22:10
After a power outage early today our Tivo is giving us a yellow screen then a blue screen. Due to a quirk in our TV we can't read them; the TV normally starts up distorted until self-correcting, but never self-corrects when Tivo sits there with a startup error.

When I unplug the power from the "My DVR Expander", there is a very brief flash of orange at the circle in front, then nothing but a very faint buzz; so faint I have to put my ear right up to it and even then I just barely hear it. It doesn't sound to me like the drive is spinning up. If I recall correctly, there is normally an orange glow all the time when it is powered up. Is that correct?

Does it sound like the problem is with the "My DVR Expander" drive enclosure? If so, does it make sense to send it to Western Digital for repair? We've had it for 5 years.

Any suggestions?


Thanks,

Greg

How is the Hard drive / fan noise?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 20:39
I am looking at upgrading from my Series 3 to a Premier XL4.. The S3 made enough noise that I refused to put it in a room like a bedroom, how are the current Tivo XL4's noise wise? Are the current DVR Hard drives still a bit noisy or did they bring the sound levels down? And does the XL4 have a fan on it like the S3 had? If so does it make much noise? thanks!

Trouble with TiVo iOS app

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 20:34
Can't seem to get the TiVo app to talk to the box. It either gives an error communicating with the TiVo service and/or requests the Media Access Key, but says the key is invalid after I enter it. I've tried rebooting both the box and the iPhone, but still no go. I'm running iOS 6, but am pretty sure the app was working with it until a day or two ago.

Comcast has a new deal with Tivo?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 17:22
This is just weird. I got a letter from Comcast saying I've been being billed incorrectly for service for some unspecified time now. As of this month, I'm getting 3 new charges for $9.95 each for "digital additional outlet" and a $5 credit for "customer owned equipment". So my bill is going up $25 per month! :eek:

So I call in for an explanation. And the tech says, "oh, you have Tivos. As of the first of August, Comcast entered into an agreement with Tivo that Comcast will charge $12 per month per Tivo, but we're only charging you $9.95 per month per Tivo." What? How can that mean anything?

I have 3 cable cards and a digital tuning adapter. I guess each cable card is a "digital outlet"?

In the end, I signed up for a new triple play package for a year at close to the price I'm paying now. But this still all feels like some nebulous middle eastern bazaar where nobody knows what anybody else is really paying for the same thing.

I'm going to look very hard at whatever Tivo releases next Spring. I think the solution to this "additional outlet fee" nonsense is a 4- or 6-tuner box that can stream to and "loan" tuners to a "mini" box.

NEW to TiVo

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 16:02
I have model # TCD652160 with lifetime service. Can it be hooked up to an HD TV with directv (non-DVR) box?

Everything I find online says NO. Just want to verify before I decide what to do with this TiVo (new)

New Zealand Tivo TCD663320 welcome then gray screen - unresponsive

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 15:46
Hi all, I hope this is an acceptable place to post this, I see there is an Australia/NZ section, but it appears to be pretty dead. :)

Telecom here in NZ were giving Tivos away recently with a promo. I bought a Tivo 320 (model # TCD663320) off a person who had received one, but had no need for it. It is brand new.

I set it up, scanned for channels etc and it ran perfectly for three days (apart from not picking up one channel that it should have, but that was a minor niggle). Then the other day, I turned the TV on and there was just a gray screen, nothing else, and the Tivo was unresponsive to the remote.

I had a look online, but there seemed to be a lot of differing opinion on forums etc about what the issue could be, and what to do about it. Left it unplugged overnight, same issue. When it's powered on, there is the welcome screen (sometimes that lasts a few seconds, other times up to a minute) then the grey screen.

I now can't get hold of the guy I bought the Tivo off, and Telecom and Tivo NZ don't want to hear about it as I don't have proof of purchase, even thought the Tivo is brand new.

From what I read here, it seems the issue is probably either a faulty tuner, or a faulty hard drive.

I setup the UHF aerial myself, there is a run of brand new dual shield RG6 from the aerial to a wall jack, (about 25 - 30 meters) then using the cable that came with the Tivo to go from the wall jack to the f-connector input on the Tivo.

There shouldn't be any issues with cabling/interference.

I'm a bit miffed, obviously there is some risk buying 'second hand' goods, but as this was brand new, the box hadn't even been opened, I would have thought that Tivo NZ would look at checking it out under warranty.

I can get hold of a replacement drive for $75, which would be OK, if I knew that was going to fix the issue.

What is your guys thoughts on this issue?

Looking forward to any replies.

Thanks,
Dean.

Tivo Series 2 Remote Control Code for a Dynex LCD

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 15:42
Posting this question in a new tread after reading forum recommendations, so please disregard my earlier post today in a old tread which had no solution posted back in April 2012.

I am looking for a Tivo remote control code for the Dynex LCD tv (DX-32L220A12) that will control the TV power and the mute function. Using the Tivo remote code 0091, which is suggested during guide setup by Tivo and from many similiar posts results in the TV turning off and then right back on with only one push of the Tivo power button. The TV mute functions also works for one second and then unmutes by itself. Has anyone found a solution other than using two remotes: one for Tivo functions and one for the TV power / mute / input functions? Please remember that I am looking for a Tivo remote code not the code for other universal remotes. Based on reading other posts on this same subject, code 0091 works for some Dynex LCDs but does not work for mine and a few others that have raised the same question. I am very familiar with remotes and universal remotes and I have tried numerous codes in the Tivo remote at least three times before saying that the codes does not work correctly. Trying to figure out what I am doing wrong or if someone has found a code that works on this model of TV for my Tivo remote.Thanks in advance, Steve

Tivo HD Power Supply - Can I use it in a Series 3 OLED?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 14:25
Does anyone know if the power supply in a Tivo HD (160Gb model) is compatible with the previous Series 3 OLED model? They appear identical in size/shape/form factor and have the same connections (motherboard/drive). The caps are arranged slightly differencty. I acquired a Series 3 OLED with a bulging cap in the power supply. I have access to an old Tivo HD for parts. Can I use the HD power supply in the older Series 3 assuming it physically fits exactly? Thanks.

Do new Premieres have updated processors?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 14:08
The recent availability of XFinity On Demand in my area has finally motivated me to upgrade from my 1 TB Series 3 to a Premiere.

The base models with 500 GB aren't big enough for me, but the four tuners on the larger model (XL4) are wasted on our family. What I really want is the old XL (2 tuners, 1 TB), which is still available on TiVo's site, and on Amazon.

My question: other than the drive capacity, did the new Premieres update the internal specs of the device, with a newer processor or faster/quieter drives, or anything like that?

My main concern is performance. I've read so many complaints about the sluggish menus, and how poor the HDUI experience is, especially on the XL4. If they've been able to fix that in the hardware, I may go that route, as the upcoming Black Friday deals will probably cut the difference down quite a bit, anyway.

But if there hasn't been a refresh, I suspect the XL is actually a better choice, judging from what I've been reading.

TIA,
Keith

Help replacing DVD burner in Toshiba RS-TX60

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:49
The DVD burner drive died in my mother's Toshiba RS-TX60 unit.

(1) What are the limitations on which DVD burners I can use to replace it? (e.g., DVD-r vs DVD+rw, brands, etc)

(2) How different is replacing the DVD drive in such a unit from replacing a DVD drive on a Windows PC?

(3) Anyone know the name / size of the wrench needed to remove the six screws / bolts that secure the case?


(I looked for this info on internet and could not find it.)

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