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Transfer failure on specific videos from TiVo Desktop (PC) to Premiere

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 13:32
I am finding that I am not able to transfer some videos from TiVo Desktop to my TiVo DVR, while others transfer without incident. This issue seems to be repeatable - i.e., videos that transfer on the first attempt will also transfer on the second attempt, and videos that do not transfer on the first attempt do not transfer on the second attempt either. When "pulling" to the DVR, I generally do not see an error or know where to look for an error message. When "pushing" (sharing videos) from the PC, I was able to find an error on the TiVo DVR Download History. "Not Transferred: This show was not downloaded onto this DVR because it exceeded the expected size." Not much else to go on. No immediately obvious differences between the videos that will transfer and those that will not (file size, video resolution).

Any ideas?

Live TV using one of Tivo tuners on other networked devices

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 13:12
Supposedly I can use one of my 4 Tivo tuners to watch live TV on another networked device. The TiVo menus let me dedicate one of the tuners and just says on another networked device. It doesn't say "TiVo Stream" or "Tivo Mini" or "TiVo" anything, just "Other Devices". Is this feature only reserved for "TiVo" devices or can I use it as a Windows Media Center tuner? If I can use it as a Media Center tuner how do I do that? Any Help or info would be appreciated.

Is Survivor broken beyond repair?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:06
Excellent article discussing this at Clique Clack.


I was a life-long Survivor fan, never missed an episode, until a couple seasons ago I finally got tired and left. This article says much better than I could exactly how I felt. It's not too long an article, and well written.

One excerpt:
Quote: Let me preface this with the statement that I am a Survivor fan. I have watched every season from the beginning, I’ve seen the good and the bad, and I’ve stuck with it hoping that somehow, some way it can have a season that lives up to the best of the best. What I’ve seen over the past couple of year, though, is a downward spiral that is taking a great game dangerously into the realm of conflict reality TV (i.e. the Real Housewives franchise), putting the personality clashes among the tribe members above the actual game.

It also doesn’t help that a majority of the players are now cast — off the street, in a club, from a modeling agency — for “types” (or stereotypes) instead of being culled from viewer submissions (I personally know a couple of people who have applied several times and have never been contacted). What’s worse, the producers then reinforce the stereotype by selecting what that person wears on the island! If you’ve ever wondered why someone would wear a suit, high heels, or a sweater vest to a tropical island knowing that they’re about to play the game of Survivor, now you know (even Phillip’s awful pink underwear were selected by the producers). The show has gotten so enamored with the “conflicts” between the tribe members that they’ve forgotten about the challenges, most of the time combining a reward and immunity challenge just to give the “story” more screen time.

30 Second Skip

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:08
Can the Mini be reprogrammed to do a 30 second?

CableCARD issues with Series 3 After FiOS Upgrade to MPEG4

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 09:07
I have a CableCARD from FiOS in a TCD612560 Series 3 box. FiOS is upgrading to MPEG4 April 15 which will apparently knock out several on my premier channels. Is there any answer to this issue?

Rainn Wilson posts original audition sheet for "The Office"

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 08:42
Rainn Wilson posted the sign in sheet for the original auditions. Some very interesting names on here:

Almost a Tivo owner!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 07:48
My Tivo will be delivered today, and I picked up my cable card yesterday so I'm all set! Guess I won't be getting any other work done tonight until I have it all set up. I can't wait to have recording back again!!!

How to get videos from my pc to android phone/tablet

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 07:44
I have a nook tablet (with an N2A) card - so it's running jelly bean. (I have an android smartphone - gingerbread, i think). And my husband, I'd like to load video on his Samsung 2 10.1 tablet (again running android 4 - not sure if it's ICS or JB).

My question is, I've converted numerous Tivo files to .mp4 format so i could run it on my tablet/phone? But now I can't get the video's to my nook tablet. I plug the tablet (with a 64GB micro sd card) into the usb port of my pc (running XP). The computer sees something - but thinks and insists it's a disk drive. So when I try to get the video to the tablet, it keeps insisting I have to insert a disk. Doesn't matter if I select the video and click Move to:, try to copy and paste or drag and drop.

How do get video sideloaded to our tablets (and maybe my phone)? Do these android tablets come with something that plays video? or do I need to get additional apps to play the video? any recommendations on which video playing app?

Thank you.

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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 02:01
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Transformers Prime's new title, new Season Pass

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 23:25
Transformers Prime's new season has a new title requiring a new Season Pass. Just like how "Young Justice" became "Young Justice: Invasion", it is now "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters".

With 2 P4's can I watch while a show is recording?

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 21:16
I have 3 THD's (TCD652160) and wonder if I had two P4's and they stream, can I watch a show that is being recorded on the other P4? What about the Mini, if a show is being recorded can you watch it from the beginning and skip ahead until it catches up?

My goal is to sell the 3 THD's and get 2 P4's and a MINI...when there is a bundle price!

pyTiVo not picking up new folders

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 20:40
Now that my wife has finally learned how to use pyTiVo without my help, she ran into a problem with folders, and I can't seem to figure it out.

One of the shares has a mixture of shows and folders that contain shows, and it's always worked fine before. She created a new folder inside the share, and put new shows in it, but when we view the share on a TiVo, all the old folders are still there, but the new folder isn't. We can see it fine via Windows Explorer on the PC.

So I tried logging onto http://localhost:9032/ , and looked at the share via that screen. Again, the new folder wasn't visible. So I tried restarting pyTiVo, and that did nothing, so I tried logging off from Windows XP, logging on again, and restarting pyTiVo, and voila: The new folder is now visible on http://localhost:9032/

But it's still not visible on other TiVos in the house. So I tried going into Settings / phone and network (this was on a Series 2 TiVo) and forced it to call into the mother ship, but still the problem remains.

I can see it on http://localhost:9032/ but I can't it on the TiVo. Does anybody have any ideas on the next thing I should try?

By the way, the problem is not limited to folders... She also transferred a show straight to the share (the same share, but not to any folder inside the share), and that show also is not visible on the TiVo, but it is visible on http://localhost:9032/

TiVo unable to pause on one tuner

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 19:49

I have had 2 DirectTV HD TiVos, both model THR22-100, and both have had this same problem.

From time to time, one of the tuners is unable to pause/rewind/record live TV. If you are on that tuner, you will notice no green bar indicating that anything has been recorded. If you press pause, the tuner will pause, but you are unable to resume live TV. Pressing play, fast forward, rewind, etc. all do nothing. The only way to resume watching that tuner is to hit "Live TV" to switch tuners, and then switch back.

Attempting to record any programs on that tuner will result in a blank recording that can not be played.

Starting a recording (which will fail) and then stopping the recording seems to resolve the issue. The green bar will once again start to appear from the moment you started/stopped recording, and pause/play/rewind/fast forward all work again.

I have had this same issue on 2 TiVos.

This issue happened frequently on both devices. My last DirectTV HD TiVo had to be replaced after only a few months, as many recordings contained compression artifacts and would freeze/skip.

It appears to be a software issue as it can be resolved by a series of UI steps.

Has anyone else ran into this issue, and is there a known fix?

I also have an issue where the letterbox color (also shown as the screen background color when changing channels/tuners) keeps resetting to gray every so often.

I have to say I'm really disappointed in the lack of software updates, and frequency of bugs on both of the HD TiVos I've owned.

Would be nice if these devices backed up user data (season passes, favorites, ratings, etc) to the cloud, as it is really frustrating having to start over from scratch every time a device fails and has to be replaced.

New to TiVo - Problem setting up TiVo Premiere 4

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 19:13
Hi All -

I just set up my new TiVo Premiere 4 box. I have Mediacom as a the cable provider.

I got the M-Card paired about 2 hours ago and I'm getting channels from 101-113 (Local DTs but not all of them) and 170-885 which are my digital packages. I'm missing essentially all of my SD channels from Channels 2 through 70.

Mediacom wants to roll a truck to my house but I'm skeptical it's a problem on my end.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!!!

I got $50 off any Premiere via Tivo's March Mayhem Game

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 18:56
With all the talk about rarely getting discounts, I was pleasantly surprised to see I got $50 off any Premiere, Premiere 4, or Premiere XL4 via their March Mahem Game. $10, $25 or $50 off and I got the highest dollar off amount.

I have 3 lifetime Premieres. Somehow I'm currently not paying any additional outlet fees from Comcast (used to, got on a 6 mo. promotion and the fees magically went away) or else I would be seriously looking at selling two of my Premieres and getting a Premiere 4 + Mini just to avoid the AIO fee on a rarely used projector.

If you're in the market for a Premiere, go to Tivo.com and play the game and see what dollar off you get.

Problems getting MoCA set up

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 18:25
Okay so I've got the adapter all set up and it works to get the MoCA signal into my bedroom through the coax wall plate already in there. Unless I put a cable splitter between the wall and the TiVo.

This works:

wall ------ TiVo

This doesn't work:

Code:                 ----- tuning adapter
wall ----- splitter
                ----- TiVo Yesterday I noticed the splitter I've had (that Cox gave me a year ago and said was a "good" one so I just assumed it was) was only up to 1002 mhz. So today I went and bought a new one (I would link what I got but I don't have a high enough post count to post links, but you can find it on walmart.com it is the GE Digital 2-Way Splitter Model #37623) that is up to 2.5ghz (from 5mhz). That should work with MoCA, right?

Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong? Is there some specific type of splitter I need to get? Stupid tuning adapter ruining my life.

The Lead With Jake Tapper

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 17:37
Is it just my Tivo or is there some reason I can't create a Season Pass for this new program?

Once Upon a Time - S2E17 - "Welcome to Storybrooke" - OAD 3/17/2013

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 16:49
As soon as they spent 5 minutes on the father and son, I knew who the son would end up being (since they've been so slow to reveal who he is). Does anyone think the father is still alive? I can't think of anyone we've met that would be him... of course he might get killed next episode. :)

The "Groundhog Day" sequences were funny, but it's sad how fast Regina got bored with it. 3-4 days, tops? How did she function for 20+ years? And since they established that it was a "Groundhog Day" phenomenon, how did Henry not notice that every day repeated, that no one aged but him, ad nauseum?? I hope that gets explained.

I was seriously LOLing at the porch "kill me now" conversation. Two people who are soooo unhappy right now. :) Complete with a heart yank and replacement, and almost a "get off my lawn"! :)

We've seen how many red glowy "hearts" so far, and any dark spots? How did Cora's heart have any red at all? :) Boohiss on cheap add-on effects.

Good to see the Sheriff back, though the walkie-talkie heart was ridiculous!

As usual, I'm trying to decide how the season will end, since we have about 6 eps left. They might kill off Neal, or have him leave with the fiance. I know we have Belle stories left, so she will probably get her memory back. We saw a previously-seen character in the next week preview, so that character will be important to getting to season end, probably related to the fiance, maybe Belle. My guess for the "season finale big deal" is that magic will be extended past Storybrooke, maybe including a bigger city, courtesy of Regina.

Bates Motel S1E1 OAD 3/18/13 First You Dream, Then You Die (spoilers)

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 16:39
Very much looking forward to this tonight. Carlton Cuse from Lost and a producer from Friday Night Lights are behind it.
I love Vera Farmiga in anything, (she plays Mother) so I cannot wait to see how she turns her son into a psycho.
From what I have read, this takes place in the present day, not during the time the movie was based in.

Has anyone figured out why the Netflix App...

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 15:51
Keeps switching in and out of 1080p24hz, with accompanying black screen? I have two internet providers, 6 meg and 20 meg, and it does it with both. Constantly. I've changed to the Google DNS settings, nothing seems to work. No problem with Netflix HD content that's not 1080p24hz, and I have multiple AppleTVs and Blu Ray players that display Netflix, and everything else, just fine-- again, though, no 1080p24hz. I know I could just turn it off, but it looks so good. Same problem using both Yamaha and Onkyo receivers (with scaling turned off, I believe), but all of the TVs are Sharps, if that matters (The Sharps definitely display 1080p24hz, they even display native PAL without a converter, fyi). I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks