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I tried to get help finding a remote code for my DTA converter box before, but got no replies ...
I'm willing to buy a $10 Amazon gift eCard (will send to your email address) for the first person who can provide me with a code that will work consistently enough so my Series 2 TiVo can record correct channels.
Offer good for a few days, but if it takes too long, will post a cancellation in this thread and just buy a different model converter from eBay (any recommendations?).
Here's the deal (from previous post):
Digital TV converter box, model AccessHD DTA1080. Need remote code.
TiVo (Series 2) has a listing for Access, and 3 codes to choose from, but none change the channel correctly. (Will change okay to a 1 digit-something channel like 7-1 but NOT to a double digit like 28-3.)
Have tried troubleshooting with TiVo support and changing options (there is an advanced setting for 1 or 2 digits) but still does the same thing.
NOT a problem with IR cable (tested extensively) or the box or it's native remote (tested extensively and work fine).
Just looks like the ACCESS code is incorrect for this particular model.
I have tried the feature where you cycle through a zillion codes but that didn't work, or I did it wrong, or lacked the patience if I was supposed to try a few thousand more.
Correct answer is NOT to tell me to try searching for a few hours. Just want a code.
Does anyone have it?!
Had an eSATA drive added to an hr20 to add 1 terrabyte - has worked flawlessly for over year. Just moved to THR22-100. Can I use my eSATA drive again on the THR22-100 without formatting it first? When I first added to the hr20 it had nothing on it. But now it has the shows to be recorded plus all the other stuff from the hr20. Can I just connect it like I did before and it will write over everything or do I have to wipe it or reformat it?
Hello - Just wondering if anyone has some advice for me. I've had my new premiere elite for about 3 months - about 1 month ago it started locking up while scrolling thru menus including my shows list. Also is sluggish/locking up on various menus. I got a new Tivo Wireless N adapter but that hasn't helped. I have a poor signal from the router. I tried to install a new router but that didn't help either...Then I started losing the connection to the router intermittently...
Should I get a router expander? And even if I do - weak internet signal shouldn't effect the menu operations should it?
My TiVo HD has started to "forget" downloaded Comcast program info. I have done the guided setup twice and while it downloads information for about 2 weeks into the future, the next morning it is all gone and one-time record requests are erased from the queue.
I don't know what to try next so any suggestions will be appreciated.
I have two HD tivos on my network along with Tivo Desktop Plus.
The name of ONE of the Tivos was changed from "Camera" to "Bedroom" several weeks ago.
I noticed that in Desktop Plus, AND on the OTHER Tivo HD, the other unit is still being called it's previous name, "Camera".
The name WAS changed successfully on the Tivo Website to "Bedroom". How do I execute the change in Desktop Plus????
I have a dead tivo with lifetime service. I am about to get a XL4, and if I have a working lifetime service tivo tied to my account, the lifetime service would be $400 instead of $500 for me. Is there any way to simulate a dialin to tivo so they see my dead tivo as active?
Last night I just saw the Xfinity OD menu (Comcast OD name). I could get to all the OD programs but when I went to watch one I only got the first 1/2 second of the show and the TiVo just stopped at that point, the back button or TiVo button got you out, so my question for the people that have OD from Comcast is:
Does this system take a few days to get running correctly ??
I did sign up for an E-Mail when OD was ready for my area, I have not received any E-mail about OD, has anybody ever received an E-Mail telling them that Comcast OD was now ready in your area ??
Do I have to call Comcast to fully implement OD ?
I have 1 TPXL and 3 TPs all connected with the N TiVo adapter at 5Gh and MRS works great.
A poster on another forum had the exact same problem that I am having (with the same equipment) and summarized it better than I could, so I will just paste her summary below. Unfortunately, she never received a solution to the problem (by the way I have this problem with the serial connection and IR blaster connection. I have tried both separately.):
My Series 2 TIVO suddenly started experiencing the same channel changing problems the others described. One moment it was working fine, and then suddenly it's been unable to correctly change channels when recording programs. It was no gradual change either; it just suddenly started having problems.
I have a Motorola box, connected via serial port to TIVO for the channel changing. (I have tried IR in the past, but have had VERY poor success with channel changing using this method - especially for the 3-digit channels - so I don't consider this a viable option that would "improve" or "fix" the problem.) What I am noticing is that if the cable box needs to change from a higher number to a lower number, TIVO first changes the channel to the correct number, then almost immediately goes down 1 more number. Vice versa for the other direction - the channel ends up changing to a number that is 1 higher. However, if the cable box is already positioned at the correct channel (and I have used the cable box remote to do this, so TIVO does not know that the channel has been changed), TIVO leaves it there and records the correct channel. I can understand this last bit if TIVO had just been recording on that same channel, but not when I've used the cable box remote (unknown to TIVO) to change it. Seems like TIVO would still try to change the channel (I dunno... maybe it does, but the cable box knows it's already where it's supposed to be and ignores the signal to change channels???)
Occasionally, TIVO will record the correct channel, but it's really hit or miss. For example, out of a block of 6 programs on 6 different channels, sometimes (actually, most of the time) I might get only 1 channel changed correctly, and "garbage" (wrong channels) for the other 5. But other times, I might get 4 or 5 channels changing correctly. And it doesn't seem to matter whether the channels are single digit, double digit, or triple digit. (I know with IR I really had trouble with the triple digit channels). But more often than not, I am noticing that the channel changes are usually NOT working correctly for most, if not all, of my programs. Getting 4 or 5 out of 6 correct temporarily lulls me into thinking it's "working" better, but unfortunately that doesn't seem to last for long.
I have tried the following "fixes", but with little or no success:
1. Turned off the power button on the Motorola cable box and then powered back on.
2. Physically unplugged the cable box from the power outlet, then plugged back in.
3. Restarted TIVO from the menus.
4. Physically unplugged TIVO from the power outlet, then plugged back in.
5. Disconnected the physical serial cable from both the TIVO and from the cable box, then reconnected them again. (The only thing I did NOT do was replace the physical serial cable with another).
6. As a last resort, ran Guided Setup again on TIVO.
The only discernable improvement with any of these "fixes" is that usually the channel changing was not quite as severe... for a short time (i.e., less than 1 day), that is - then it went back to having problems with nearly every channel change.
I am assuming that the problem lies with the TIVO because when I use the cable box remote (had to dig that one up, since I normally only use the TIVO remote) to directly change channels, there is no problem whatsoever. But when I use the TIVO remote - which means the signal is first going through TIVO - the channels do not change correctly; they go 1 more up or down. This goes for entering the channel number in via the numeric keys or using the up/down channel buttons.
Is this problem then a symptom of other problems with my TIVO? Or should I try totally replacing the physical serial port cable? Could the serial port on the cable box (or TIVO) suddenly "go bad"? Or do I switch to IR channel changing... (but only if there's a way to make the IR option work better)? As it is now, my TIVO is virtually worthless for making recordings (which is what I rely the most on it to do, as I rarely watch live TV). Any help or ideas (beyond getting a new TIVO - which I can't afford right now) would most be appreciated.
anyone else watching these shows? i was a little disappointed in warehouse 13, the effects were pretty rough and it seemed to me like the actors have lost interest in the show. alphas came out of the gate much stronger and i'm looking forward to where the show goes.
Is anyone watching this show? It seems to be a Deadliest Catch clone which is being shown on the History channel. Recorded the first episode, but have not watched it yet.
Which is the best TiVo Help Center ?
Reminders: there's a two week break for the Olympics.
Also, Travis's show All the Right Moves starts 7/31 on Oxygen.
Quick recap from really sketchy notes -- feel free to flesh this out if you have time to do it before I come back and rewatch tomorrow.
Judges: Nigel, Mary, guest Christina Applegate.
Group number by Tyce
#1: Tiffany and George (NappyTabs)
#2: Amber and Brandon (Ray Leeper) jazz
#3: Janelle and Darean (Pasha) cha-cha
#4: Lindsay and Cole
#5: Amber and Will (Mandy Moore)
#6: Audrey and Matthew (salsa)
#7: Whitney and Cheon (Stacey Tookey)
#8: Eliana and Cyrus (Nappy Tabs)
Guest spot: Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
Bottom three girls: Amber, Lindsay, Eliana. Judges ask Amber and Eliana to dance. Amber is out.
Bottom three guys: George, Brandon, Darean. Judges ask Brandon and Darean to dance. Brandon is out.
I'm impressed by Applegate. She gives good notes, and she's got a great eye.
#1 -- cute
#2 -- OMG smoking hot routine.
#3 -- this cha cha is NOT GOOD. Very disappointing.
(If you can't see why, pull up Janette and Brandon's "Hush Hush" cha cha on YouTube to see the difference.)
#4 -- no notes, I forgot their routine already. Sorry, Cole fans.
#5 -- sort of fun at the time, forgettable
#6 -- this salsa is bad bad bad bad. Really surprised they didn't come to grief on the pot-stirrer and several of the other moves.
#7 -- yeah, it's Stacey Tookey, and they danced it pretty well -- however my personal favorite was
#8 -- Loved the mix of Toxic they used, with the music-box. Yeah, NappyTabs played to the strengths of the dancers they had. You got a problem with that? I don't, if they're going to get results like this.
For the solos -- I liked Eliana's solo way better than Amber's solo. Darean pulled out the fireworks, but I thought Brandon's solo was actually better constructed and more entertaining.
It really sucks that Amber and Brandon danced a fabulous number and then got cut.
The best number on the show, by far: the Alvin Ailey group number. I hope all the guys were taking notes!
And compared to the online voting for DwtS, the online voting for SYTYCD sucks.
My current favorite is Eliana. Her performance tonight was just sick. I can't see any of the other ballerinas who have been on the show before being able to put in a performance like she did tonight. Plus, she's just adorable. So she has won me over bigtime.
I haven't really settled on a favorite for the boys.
So -- your favorites?
I wanted to create a wish list for the actress Michelle Ryan. However, when I did, the TiVo wouldn't let me pick that. It seems to be insisting that I pick "Ryan Michelle Bathe".
See attached. I can't figure out how to add Michelle Ryan. I'm probably missing something,but I'd like to know. Tkx.
I had a hardware failure on one of my TiVo Premiere boxes and have received a replacement from TiVo.
I know that I need to get the CableCARD re-paired with the TiVo, so I navigated to the "Cisco CableCARD/Host ID Screen" of the CableCARD menu. When I select this option, instead of the host id being displayed, I get the message
There was a technical problem during the authorization of this device. Please
contact the retailer
I called TiVo Support, and in an unusual experience, I didn't get the best of help. Their only suggestion was that some CableCARDs don't pair well with some TiVo's, so I should get a new card and give that a try.
I tried Time Warner Austin support and was connected with their Level 3 help desk which is very knowledgeable about CableCARDs, and they indicate that there is nothing that they can do without a host id.
The only other clue I can find in all of the CableCARD menu screens is that in the 2nd page of the CP Info menu, there is a line
Refresh Satus: Invalid Host_ID
which aligns with what I would expect.
Any thoughts of any other place in the CableCARD menus where the host id is displayed?
To those who missed the crawl during tonight's episode, for the duration of Olympics coverage ( Friday July 27th - Friday August 10th), Jeopardy! in Atlanta will be on WATL.
'Prisoners of War' :
Hulu will be streaming new episodes of the ten-part "Prisoners of War" every Saturday.
Critics may well have sniffed at some of the more superficial plot elements in Homeland, for Prisoners of War
is a more realistic and emotionally sophisticated account of what it is like for former PoWs to reintegrate into their families and society.
It's far less slick, as you might expect, but also more quietly compelling
Instead of just one soldier, we follow the fortunes of two men released from a PoW camp in Lebanon after 17 years in captivity
Hi, I've been working on my own program to streamline my conversion process from my TiVo to iTunes on my Mac, since there isn't a great one-stop solution that does everything I need. I've not been following things lately regarding the latest state of the art on the TiVo front, so I have a few questions about things:
- As I understand it someone was working on decoding Transport Streams from the TiVo for tivodecode, but it seems like that effort has been abandoned (when I tried that out it didn't work on the streams I tested). Is that correct? And as a related question ... is tivodecode development dead?
- Is there a description of the metadata format used by the TiVo? I know it's XML, I was wondering if someone had a description I see that there are two "chunk" files that tivodecode produces and they have different information in them. A lot of that is relatively easy to understand but I haven't really seen a reference to what it all means. For example, I gather that "episodeNumber" is really a combination of season number and the actual episode number; is that right?
- In a related note, I've seen at least one example where the TiVo knows the season and episode number of a show, but there's no corresponding episodeNumber in the metadata. Any idea where the TiVo is storing that information at? I was just interested in trying to automate as much metadata entry as I can.
Thanks for any help you can give me!