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Cloning Failing drive (ddrescue)

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:49
A quick rundown of what I've dealt with so far.

-Have a Tivo HD (series 3)
-external WD WD10EVVS (1 TB) that is dying
-attempted to use ddrescue to recover

I was new to the whole ddrescue process. I used a Ubuntu bootCD and the instructions I found never said anything about needing to set my logfile location to elsewhere or else have it be deleted when the PC rebooted and it being stored in the RAM was lost.

When I ran ddrescue the first time, it copied 330 GB and the program crashed. I ran it a second time and was able to copy 600 GB, the hard drive locked up and ddrescue reported that the copy was 'Finished' which is not true (I wouldn't think) because my drive was nearly full. The drive was failing HARD towards the end of that copy.

Anyways, not thinking, I tried to restart the copy again and the drive died after about 8 GB. After a few more attempts, I just walked away from it and let it set for a few weeks.

I began trying again yesterday and didn't get very far. This time I was using the logfile and putting it onto a USB drive. Well, at some point the drive said it was 'Complete' again after about an hour of copying the drive, which is false, and shut Ubuntu off.

So, I rebooted this morning and attempted to resume. I did not check the /dev/ order of my drives, not thinking and the program had made the USB drive /sda. So basically, I copied an empty USB to my source drive.

I'm thinking I've lost the data on the source drive now.

But what I'm wondering is if I can use the data on the new drive that I had copied 330 GB and 600 GB to (as well as many other attempts). Does anyone know if ddrescue only copied 8 GB on drive B, did it overwrite the 600 GB previously copied? Is there anyway I can 'restore' any of that 600 GB that was written to drive B? That would be at least 60% of my recordings and at this point, I would take it since I believe I've borked my source drive.

I'm at a point where I'm starting to fear I'm going to have to get a 2 TB internal drive and clone my internal drive and basically start over with losing all my recordings. I DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO THAT. But I've been paying for Tivo service for 3 months of a dead box sitting on my entertainment center.

Any help would be appreciated.

TiVo, Comcast, Recording Questions

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:49
We just switched from DirecTV to Comcast about a month ago... and I'm finding that the DVR box is really not very good. There's only like 160g of Memory so can only record 17 hours of shows. And it can only record 2 shows at once. There's no skip-ahead on the remote either, which is annoying. So we are looking into a TiVo box. We are in Salt Lake City, UT, if that makes a difference.

My questions are...
1 Do we have to keep a Comcast DVR in addition to the TiVo box? Or just get a Comcast cable card? We've read both versions. Not really worth it if we have to have both.

2 If we get the TiVo that can record 4 shows at once, would we be able to, even if the Comcast DVR only can record 2? Is that a box limitation or a Comcast limitation? I'd love to be able to record 4 at once.

3 Can we hook up more than one TV to the TiVo? My husband isn't really as bit a TV watcher as me, so he'd just watch my recorded shows... or get the cable channels. Or would we need two TiVos?

4 I've read we couldn't get On Demand with TiVo... not really a biggie, I didn't have it with DirecTV or when I was on Dish years ago, so not a big loss. Having streaming through Netflix etc on the TiVo might be nice.

5 is the TiVo interface lots nicer than the Comcast DVRs? The Comcast DVR interface is, imho, rather sucky. At least compared to how DirecTV was. :)


Mediacom Selects Tivo Boxes

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 10:25
Mediacom Selects TiVo for Next-Generation, Whole-Home Television Experience

Nation's Eighth Largest Cable Operator to Offer the TiVo Multi-Screen, Multi-Source Experience to Subscribers Across Its Footprint

ALVISO, CA and MIDDLETOWN, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, and Mediacom Communications Corporation today announced that Mediacom has chosen TiVo to provide its next-generation consumer video experience utilizing TiVo's best-in-class whole-home, multi-screen suite of products. Mediacom, the eighth largest US cable operator, plans an initial deployment in early 2013 with the rollout to continue across its footprint over the course of the year.

The TiVo whole-home solution selected by Mediacom will deliver live and recorded content with a consistent user experience to any screen in the home, and consists of the TiVo Premiere Q 4-tuner gateway DVR, TiVo Mini IP set-top box client and companion applications for iOS and Android devices. Mediacom also intends to offer the 6-tuner, DOCSIS 3.0-capable Pace XG1 gateway with the TiVo experience when it becomes available. TiVo's platform portability allows Mediacom to rapidly deploy a cost-effective, high-quality user interface while preserving the flexibility to evolve the platform over time. TiVo will be the primary software provider for Mediacom's whole-home solution, and as in other TiVo deployments, the offering combines linear cable television with on-demand and Internet video content through TiVo's award-winning user interface -- featuring universal search capabilities and personalized viewing recommendations in an unmatched TV viewing experience.

Rocco Commisso, Mediacom's Chairman and CEO, said, "We are excited to bring TiVo to our customers as part of the latest advancement of our video product offerings. Our customers are increasingly telling us that the television user experience matters to them and that they want to access their cable service throughout their home on a variety of digital devices. TiVo is a natural partner for us given the reputation of its interface, its track record of innovation, and the speed with which it can bring products to market."

Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Inc., said, "Mediacom is one of the nation's most influential cable operators and we are extremely pleased to join them as a strategic partner. Over the years, I have held the Mediacom team in high regard. Mediacom's focus on delivering a complete advanced television offering to customers not just on the big TV set in the living room, but across multiple screens, will set yet another example for the industry. We are eager to bring the TiVo experience to Mediacom customers beginning early next year."

ice road truckers 2012

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:51
kinda shocked not a bigger following :) oh wait, you can just watch the 1st season then replay it and it's the same thing year after year.

i just finished the season..alex is def a fav but the poor guy looks like he's gonna fall over.

the polar bear..well..him and his side kick can be off the road forever even if they dont find a new home...though i did like how they told off the owner of the company..something tells me there's a lot more of it behind the scenes though...getting 15% of what profits was the deal i wonder..the entire company? i cant believe it would be that.

gotta love the new kid...he actually did go out of his way to help a lotta people..something a pro would do and probaly did do..but i cant picture rick doing as much as the kid did. ..nor hugh

i dont know if they are doing south america or whatever with lisa again but that was much more interesting than the ice and i believe MORE dangerous than the ice

Loud Grinding Noise At Startup ?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:50
Hello All...

Been a long time reader of these forums, but never had any issues with my boxes till now.

This morning I noticed my Premier that we purchased last November was very loud. I proceed to unplug and plug back in to see if that would correct the issue. However when I plugged back in, there was a terrible loud grinding noise. My best guess is that the hard drive is starting to fail.

Im sure others have had this happen, just looking for a confirmation.

Also, since i'm still in the one year warranty period, how does Tivo handle the warranty claims? Do i need to mail it back or will they just ship me a new hard drive for self install ?


Survivor - 9/26/12

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 08:46
Hmmm, seems as if the new season isn't grabbing much attention here. I can see why. It takes time to get to know everyone but so far this season is boring as hell.

Is the Wii U a Tivo Mini without Live TV?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 08:13
I happened on this article on the new Wii U from Nintendo and specifically the section on Nintendo TVii which allows the new console to stream content from your Tivo as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

I didn't see anything around here about it. Did I miss something? And, will this force Sony and Microsoft to accomodate Tivo streaming as well? If so, I could see having one 6 tuner Tivo, Tivo minis where you need live TV (or a vanilla cable box) and a game console.

Interesting stuff.


Modern Family "Bringing Up Baby" 9/26/2012

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 07:34
I had to pause it when Mitch was rocking the van and making the gorilla hump the elephant. :D

And Claire kept saying how Gloria was going to get fat. :)

Wd 4tb Hdd

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 07:33
Potential new drive for a TiVo? :)


New Tivo Box, Same Cablecard?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 06:31
I have had a Tivo Premiere at my fulltime residence for about a year and a half with OTA. I am finally upgrading the Series 3 (using cablecard) at my vacation home to a Premiere. Can I just take the cablecard out of the Series 3 and place it in the Premiere? Or do I need the cable guy to bring a new card or reconfigure the existing card for the new Tivo?

I am trying to figure this out in advance of my next trip to my vacation home because I am only at the house for a few days at a time, and once I get there it will be too late to schedule a cable guy. I use Charter Cable with a single multistream card, without a tuning adapter.


Castle season 5 - spoilers up to current episode

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 06:10
Now those two definitely have chemistry, but with Nathan Fillion how could you not? :-D

I'm so tired of the Beckett's mother plot and with any luck it's on hold for a while again and we get back to the fun episodes. I think they did a good job of tying up the loose ends from the end of last season and setting the stage for this one.

The Neighbors "Pilot" 9/26/2012

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 03:02
"Critics are already describing the show as cancelled":D

I don't think it was that bad, but then again I was a fan of the Pitts.

Problem setting up DTA box with Series 2

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 01:26

I have a series 2 box and am having issues getting the IR output to control my new DTA box. I connected the IR blaster cable to the IR port on the back but when I watching live TV and press the channel up/down on the Tivo remote it appears the Tivo is tuner is changing to a different channel on the cable input. Since the DTA box is only outputing a signal on channel 4 this results in loss os signal. Is there a setting in the Tivo I need to set to cause the unit to send the channel control signals on the UR blaster instead of changing the cable tuner channel?



FIOS Cable card or buy online?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 21:40
I used to have FIOS tv and switched to OTA about a year and a half ago. Bought my first TiVo (Premier) at the same time to replace the FIOS dvr. I've had a lot of problems with the TiVo locking up, so I'm going to try the local only FIOS channel package in an effort to rule out OTA being the problem.

From what I've read, you can't use TiVo on FIOS without a cable card. My question is, can I buy the proper cable card online, or must I rent the card from Verizon? I'd rather buy the card for $15 than pay $4/month for ever and ever amen.


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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 20:55
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airplayer to mac

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 20:40
Has anyone tried to use apps like airplayer to stream the ios device's screen to (therefore) effectively streaming to a mac?

My Stream will get shipped soon. I have a couple of ios devices, but I'll really like to stream to the mac-screen (larger screen size)

Mark all posts as read?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 18:03
How to?

Why I love my Stream!!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 18:01
Well simply it works as advertised but with the added benefit of saving lots of cash!!!

Yes lots of mullah!!

I am about to leave on a work trip for 5 days and usually I rent movies or download some seasons / shows off of itunes and now I just dowloaded about 20 shows such as

Sons of Anarchy
Hell on Wheels
Fanatasy Football
Game On
New Normal etc..

While I can not copy shows from HBO & Sho and such I can at least watch them at home and save the rest for travel.

While I know each different cable operator has different flags set I should recover the cost easily in 1 year!


Hdmi 1.3

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 17:25
I assume 1.3 cable is fine no need for 1.4 is this correct?

Is 2T the limit for a Tivo Premier XL ?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 14:26
I own a TIVO premier XL and want to add more capacity. I want to either replace the stock 1G with a 2G, or add the 1G external WD expander.

As per the TIVO HD XL section of the first comment of this thread (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=370784), it looks like these are my two main options other than adding an unsupported external hard drive, which I dont want to do. I also dont want to send my unit to Weeknees.

Since the thread seems kinda old, I just wanted to confirm that these are my only options, and that I cant easily get above 2T with a Premere XL.

If it is accurate to say that there is a 2T limit on the Premier XL's, is this some fundemental limitations of the architecture, or is there any chatter about this potentially being addressed in a future software upgrade?