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Fios Humax Single Tuner Dvd Watch One Record Another

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:16
We used to have Charter cable until about 2 months ago and while we had it we were able to watch live tv via our old Sony VCR while recording another show using the TIVO. Now that we have switched to FIOS we seem to have lost that capability. I can't tell if it is due to the tech screwing up how I had the cables set up or if there is some issue with FIOS. I have tried a number of cable configurations but I can't get it to do what it used to.

Any ideas.

The TV is old and only has RF antenna input, and S-VIDEO input and an 2 rca type inputs.

Any ideas.

American Horror Story: Asylum

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:42
Does anyone know if season 2 of American Horror Story will have an entirely different name? I'm just wondering if I should just make a ARWL or leave my season pass as is?

My THR22-100 just went caput on me...

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:11
Has anyone else had this problem? My THR just popped up with a purple screen saying it has a serious problem that can't be fixed and has to reformat the hard drive. I had to reformat it and lost everything. I called Directv, but they were no help. I tried resetting twice, but it just went back to the purple screen. The wife is so upset. I've only had this thing for 10 months. I had my old directivos, three of them, for over eight years and never once had a problem like this. I have three of these. The other two, knock on wood, appear to still be working.

Has anyone else seen this? Did I get a lemon, or is this a one time thing? Do I need to return it and get a new one?


Extra recordings in HD Recordings Folder

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 16:21
There are a number of recordings in the HD Recordings folder I know I did not setup for recording. Anyone else see the same thing?

Premiere reboot loop and can't get Kickstart to work

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 16:03
My less-than-a-month-old refurb (from TiVo) Premiere now boots to a green screen. After a few seconds it repeats.

I've had no luck getting any Kickstart codes to work.

If I just let it boot the amber light flickers and goes out. I do not get alternating green and amber.

If I press the pause button when the amber light flickers I get a solid amber light. If I enter a code at this point (I've tried 52, 54, and 57) the green and amber alternate for a few seconds, then it continues to the "soon" screen, then the green screen, then it reboots.

I am not seeing the red or blue lights at all during this process (until it reboots).

Am I doing something wrong?

I'll probably just send it in for replacement or repair, since it's under warranty, and I haven't put a 2TB drive in it yet, but I'd like to at least test the hard drive first.

Anyone have use for original TCD652160 hard drive?

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 15:03
Not sure if it's worth selling? Anyone on the board have use for it? (Beyond wiping it and using it as regular HD)

Tivo TCD652160 Lifetime with 500GB HD

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 15:02
Selling my Tivo HD with lifetime service, upgraded HD (500GB)


Auction starts at $0.99
Buy it now at $300! ($25 shipping)

Is it worth trying to sell the original HD that was in the Tivo? Anyone have use for it?

Replace Premiere with Time Warner DVR?

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 10:51
Time Warner is my cable provider. I have had a Premiere (lifetime) with cable card for over two years. I have a tuning adapter. My network connection is ethernet.
I swapped out my Premiere in August because of problems. The new box isn't any better. I'm experiencing the remote freeze problem. I sometimes have problems fast forwarding. The latest problem is connecting to Netflix.

What are the implications of replacing my Premiere with a TW DVR?

Bluetooth audio issues with Stream

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 10:26
Anyone else experiencing horrible buffering lag when watching a stream while connected to a Bluetooth audio device for audio output? I really like having a richer audio experience than the iPad speaker can produce.



App update for iphone5 screen size?

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 08:01
Any eta? Black bars are sad on video content.

No signal

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 07:18
I am sitting watching tv when all of a sudden the "no signal" screen pops up and it all goes blank with the message. i have tried everything, the TV works fine so it's not the arial, but if i run it back through the Tivo i get the message, wireless is fine, unplugged, re-plugged, done it all, but then nothing, just the message.

I am in Australia, so not running it through pay tv or anything, not even sure if it matters, just plain HD through the TV.

any ideas please. :confused:

How to Import LX7 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 01:22
Hello we captured footage with the Panasonic LX7 camera, transfered the video files onto an external drive. We’re now trying to import those AVCHD files into Final Cut Pro 7 but it seems they are not supported… how do you import them?

The Office "New Guys" OAD 9/20/2012

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 22:41
Wow. Over 24 hours since the season premiere and no thread yet. Shows how far this show has fallen from its glory days. Watched it last night and was underwhelmed. I will keep watching because I want to see it through to the end, and because it was mildly enjoyable, but the magic has not returned. Hope it picks up.

On the plus side, enjoyed Creed at the end.

Jerky Playback

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 22:37
I just pulled a season of Bilko from the Tivo using kmttg. When I play them using media player classic on my windows machine they play fine but when I play them on my Tivo using pyTivo they appear jerky when motion moves fast.

How can I determine what needs to be tweaked? I don't know if pytivo is causing this as it sends back to the Tivo or did kmttg have a bad setting when it encoded the shows.

Use old WD My DVR Expander 500GB with Premiere?

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 20:25
I'm thinking of upgrading from TivoHD to the 320 GB Premiere for $69. Will my old WD My DVR Expander 500GB (eSATA) work with the Premiere?

Programs labeled NEW but not

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 18:57
OTA network programs.
Is anybody else having this issue? Many programs in my guide show NEW after the title but the date is form days to months old and they are not new.

'Star Trek' star Patrick Stewart rips Time Warner Cable in Twitter po

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 18:22

Time Warner Cable drew headlines from media outlets nationwide earlier this week after actor Patrick Stewart complained in a Twitter post about difficulties he had installing cable TV at his new apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y. "All I wanted to do was set up a new account with [Time Warner Cable] but 36hrs later I've lost the will to live," Stewart wrote in the Twitter post. The MSO's customer service team responded in its own Twitter post, offering to help, but Stewart said that it was too late. ABC's Good Morning America discussed the incident, saying that it is "finally proof that even if you're rich and famous, dealing with the cable company can still be an exercise in futility."

Format Never Used Before Hard Drive for Tivo on Windows Computer

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 16:30
I am returning my Tivo w/a broken HDMI port for a replacement unit. This is a Series 3. The broken unit has a 1 TB replacement hard drive. The original hard drive was sold years ago.

I will be swapping out the 1 TB drive from the broken unit w/a 250 gb refurb, the same drive this unit came w/or close WD 250 gb SATA video/PVR ready. As far as I know it was never used in/a TIVO. It will probably be formatted w/FAT or NTFS.

I want to simply format this drive for the TIVO and ship it back. So this is not an upgrade but simply sending them back the unit the way I purchased it.

How do I do format the new drive?

File transfers from my Tivo to my PC keep getting cut off

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 15:56
My Tivo is a regular Premiere with a 2TB hard drive in it. I have had this device for a year and a half. For the most part, it has always worked just fine.

I have a few HD recordings that I have tried to transfer from the Tivo onto my PC. Usually I use Tivo Desktop software to do this.

Some of these recorded files will partially transfer over. I will get about 75% of them or so. The output files do play fine, but they are shortened.

In the past, I have switched in Tivo Desktop between "fastest transfer method" and the non fastest method. Occasionally this will do the trick and the transfer will go through properly.

However, this time it is not working. I have even used kmttg in an attempt to make the files go through fully. But it is not working.

I have restarted the tivo in hopes that it would fix the problem. No good.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Much appreciated.



TIVO App won't activate TIVO Stream

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 15:34
Here's a doozy.

I am an RCN customer. I wanted to get TIVO stream so I read here, from an RCN engineer who had posted, that if I got a Quad 4 TIVO and a Preview to replace my 2 Premieres, that the TIVO stream would work. I had RCN come out and set up the Quad 4 TIVO and the Preview and set up the MOCA networking which was required for the TIVO stream to work and for the Quad 4 to work with the Preview. Everything was fine. I then ordered the TIVO stream through TIVO. It arrived. I had the TIVO app on both my Iphone and Ipad (most current versions of the software). I plugged in the TIVO stream for both power and ethernet connection through the router. I put in the Media Access Key to the Quad 4 on the IOS apps. The Apps recognized the TIVO stream but said that I needed to activate the stream. I went on the TIVO site and put the service number of the stream into the activation bar. I was then notified that the stream was preactivated by TIVO. However, the App would not recognize that the stream had been activated.

I called TIVO customer service and told them about the problem and they said that RCN had to turn back on the service numbers of the Premieres in their system in order for the stream to work properly. Although this did not make a bit of sense to me (because the stream will not work with Premieres), I called RCN with this advice and they, of course, told me that the Premiere boxes are recycled to other customers and they cannot turn back on the service numbers of surrendered boxes in my account because they will be activating those service numbers as soon as the boxes are redistributed to other customers. So now, there does not seem to be a solution. None of this, of course, was told to me before I purchased the stream.

Any suggestions.