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$399 for Premiere(45hr) + PLS a good deal?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 17:54
I just got the mailer from Tivo that offers an upgrade to a Tivo Premiere (320GB/45hr model) for $299 + PLS for $99. Besides storage and extra tuners, does this model lack anything significant vs either the newer "75 HD hours" Premiere or the Tivo Premiere 4?

"Slow" Fast Forward Only Works Sometimes

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 16:06
When I use the 1st ("slow") Fast Forward function on my remote it sometimes works and sometimes does not. Today it worked on the 1st football game I programmed, but not on the 2nd one. Also happens on some news programs. I have not found any pattern unless it could channel-specific.

Anyone else has this "anomoly"? If so, is there a reason?

Custer SD

External channel display like Comcast DVR?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 13:32
I have a TiVo Premiere (2 tuners, OTA) and still have a Comcast provided Motorola DVR. The DVR from Comcast has an external channel display that is very useful. I frequently change the channels on the two tuners before turning the TV on. I do this when I'm about to watch TV so that the DVR starts accumulating the program which allows me to go back then skip over commercials. It's hard to imagine not having the external channel display functionality. Also, my new HD TV also takes a minute or two to power up.

With TiVo, is there anyway I can display the channel without turning the TV on? I realize that the box does support this. I was hoping to go to the local IP of the TiVo box in my web browser to display (and maybe change) the channel but, it just displays some static text with a TiVo logo. If that worked, I could display info from a mobile device. Screen shot attached.

Another approach could be to use the TiVo iPhone app. That's probably my best bet, but it's not as convenient quickly glancing at an external channel display.

TiVo web display from local IP on iPhone:
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Two TiVo DT Upgraded Available

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 12:11
I have two TiVo DT units available. All cords and remotes as well.
One unit stock, the other has been upgraded with a 320 GB HDD. Both in perfect working condition. They were set aside when I upgraded to the Premiere.

Upgrade deal from Series 3 (THX) to XL4?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:48
Anyone know if tivo has any upgrade deals for those of us who own the Series 3 THX OLED edition? The website doesn't seem to want to let me do an upgrade from that edition to the Premier XL4 (Elite) ony upgrade options are to the 2 tuner Series 4...

just wondering if anyone ever called in to ask about that? thanks!


Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:25

I just bought the Vulkano flow and it works great. i was wondering does anyone know how i would be able to watch recorded shows from TIVO onto the vulkano app on my ipad, remotely. i cannot choose a recorded show and then play it remotely. it seems once it is playing the vulkano will be able to pause and fast forward it

TIVO Premier XL for sale

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 09:39
We just switched to DirecTV so can't use the XL anymore. I have about five months left on the contract. Would like to sell for that amount, $75. Any takers? Also, how do we do this? Do I just pay of the amount and then close my account and then the new owner switches or can someone assume my account and change the billing info, etc? This XL is less than a year old. I have he original box, remote, etc. Payment can be made via paypal.

Is there any program out there

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 03:45
that allows you to begin d/loading a show that is STILL recording? Any at all or do they all require a show to be completely finished?

He had a million dollar & a 900K offer then.......!

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 00:00
The most startling shark tank ever. 11/2/12 OAD.

There was no criticism of the product. They did'nt even ask about production costs or pricing.

The inventors attitude just stuck in the shark's craw.

Lost audible tone from TV pressing on TiVo remote

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:53

My TiVo HD XL no longer generates an audible tone you can hear from the TV speakers when I press the buttons on the TiVo remote. Did I press something on the remote to disable the audible tone by accident?

Fringe 11/2/12 "An Origin Story"

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:42
I guess they're getting into the habit of ending with a shock...

I was half-expecting Peter to teleport back to Olivia!

So I suppose the origin story in question is that of Peter the Observer? Peteserver? Obpeter?

Or maybe of the Observer race? They brought the tech back in time that led to their own existence?

I was wondering about the Etta posters...it didn't seem she's been dead long enough. It made me wonder if the timeline hadn't changed in some subtle way when the black hole bomb went off. But that doesn't seem to be where they're going...

CableCARD DAVIC screen Status

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:35
I have 3 Premieres with tuning adapters with Time Warner Cable in KCMO. One is working just fine, it is in our basement. The other 2 are upstairs and they are not displaying any channels, not even local channels. Trying to tune to any channel gives the little TiVo bubble message "searching for signal on cable channel". I tried rebooting one of the TiVos & tuning adapters because they usually fixes any tuning issue. Now, that tuning adapter is blinking green constantly, and still no channels. I got a call from an alleged "cable card specialist" from TWC and he had me check a couple of the CableCARD menus. On the DAVIC screen, the status is Not Locked on both of those TiVos but on the functioning unit, the status is Locked. He said this is a cable signal problem so he scheduled a truck roll.....however next appt is Wed. So I'll be going a week without being able to watch any tv channels or record any of my shows.(we rarely use our basement, it's my husband's workshop)

I just wanted to check here if there is any way to resolve this myself? Or am I dependent on TWC to fix this?

Live chat with stars of Shark Tank

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:25
Apparently this took place on Nov 1, 2012. I haven't watched it yet.

Shark Tank

S3 expansion drive failing, need replacement I can go buy at a B&M this weekend

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:44
I want to replace my failing external 1gb drive (Toshiba PH3100U-1EXB) this weekend. I would like to go to a store and purchase a drive. I have Fry's and MicroCenter nearby. What external drive currently on the market will work? What do you recommend?

Thank you.

WinMFS failure to create 2TB TiVo drive

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 18:47
I posted before in the Series 3 forum about my Series 3 OLED Model 648250b) failing to boot. With a little handholding from unitron in replacing the capacitors on the power supply and diagnostics on the 2TB WD20EADS drive (no errors), I concluded the software was at fault and the drive needed to re-imaged.

I purchased the drive from a vendor on ebay back in March with the software pre-loaded and it worked fine for the following 6 months. I contacted him and let him know it no longer worked.

He offered to reimage the drive for $30, and I have been trying to reach him again for shipping and payment instructions. No luck.

Anyway, since people on this forum have reported being successful in formating 2TB drives on their own with full capacity on the 648250 using WinMFS, I decided to do it myself since I used WinMFS successfully in the past.

I downloaded unitron's WinMFS back-up file "648250b.tbk" and attempted to restore it onto my 2TB drive. I successfully selected the drive. I left all the defaults the same for the process, but the restore failed after partition 12 (status bar about 45% done).

The message is "Error writing media inode 1"

I tried again, this time using the delete format function prior to the restore, but received the same result.

Does anyone know what this means? Maybe the drive is bad after all? Any advice?



Props to TiVo: Fall Update finally Fixes Season Pass Manager!

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:43
We all are quick to beat up TiVo when they screw up, so I thought it would be nice to send them a nice shout out of "THANK YOU" for finally fixing the Season Pass Manager. :up::up::up:

After all these years... It has been completely rediesigned with new features and new HD interface. The "To-Do List has been updated as well. They got rid of the useless "History" screen and replaced it with a line item that says "Conflict" (in both the SPM and the TDL).

You can now re-prioritize your Season Passes now without locking up the GUI for 5 minutes between each move. It was all but unusable before, and in fact, I have been using the Web based interface for years. The overall speed of the GUI seems a bit snappier too. All in all, a good update and a little credit where credit it due. Thank you TiVo. Especially for the new SP Manager! :)

Question for Long Time Mentalist Viewers (Spoilers for S05E05 OAD 10/28/2012)

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:50
I've been watching The Mentalist off and on for the past few seasons. I want to say that I probably saw most of season 3, all of season 4, and have definitely seen all of the current (5th) season.

The most recent episode, S05E05 - Red Dawn, left me with some questions:

Who was the FBI woman in the limo who called the CBI director at the end of the episode? Also, who was the man in the limo with her that directed her to call the CBI?

I'm sure I'd know the answer to both of these questions if I'd seen every episode, since the whole episode was a prequel to the series.

Concert for Sandy Victims 11-2-2012 Prime Time -NBC, bravo, cnbc, usa, etc.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 14:55

NEW YORK — NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit.

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the concert Friday.

The telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in.

The concert will be hosted by Matt Lauer. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be taped-delayed in the West.

Other performers include Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon.

The telethon will be broadcast from NBC facilities in Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Tivo Mini Support

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 14:23
anyone see the support site is live?


Tivo Xfinity On Demand...How about FIOS?

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 13:16
Hey, they have On Demand on Tivo on RCN and XFinity now.

I am assuming that Fios will be coming eventually.

Anyone privvy to it? Definitely yes, or no or dont know?