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Tivo Premier paused recordings problem.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 18:45
I have a new Suddenlink Tivo Premier DVR. I've noticed that if I'm playing a previous recording and pause it and go back to Tivo Central, when I again start playing that previous recording it starts from the beginning instead of the point where I paused it.

I've had Series 1 and 3 Tivos in the past and they would remember the pause.

Anyone know why this is happening?

"Zoom" Button dies?

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 17:49
This has happened a couple of times while switching between recorded show and live. The recorded show- in HD- suddenly is in a 4:3 screen. Hitting the zoom button for a different aspect does not go thought the formats. Need to reboot?

Help choosing a new provider/TiVo - please?

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 15:26

I've tried this once before, but got too muddled & confused with my options so I gave up. Hopefully someone can help me!

We have two S2 lifetime units & Dish Network for the past 10 years or so. Everything is fine - though Dish dropped AMC which makes my wife very unhappy & we don't get HD.

We are in the Bay Area so our options are Dish, DirecTV and Comcast/XFinity (no FIOS here).

If we want to get HD, we need new TiVos - either an HD/Series 3 or Premiere. Streaming would be nice (and with Comcast the On Demand stuff looks fun), but not mandatory. We can't afford to buy two new Premieres and put lifetime service on them (appx $1000). I have been looking at buying used Premieres w/lifetime and they run about $400 (still a lot, but doable). Used HDs w/lifetime are about $300. Either would work with Comcast -- but the monthly cost is about $20 more than we pay now.

To go with DirecTv, you have to buy the box for $199 but you can't share with other TiVos in the house (right?), so I'd have to buy two of them. Their monthly cost for TV is about the same as what we're paying now.

As a side note, I am drawn to Comcast because of their TV/Internet bundle (we just got an Ooma and I could ditch our phone service). I have heard good & bad things about them. I also see they have some sort of "power boost" or something on their internet package that allows video downloads & streaming (or makes it faster?).. Can someone explain that part of it to me?

Thank you so much for any help or advice you can give me!!


Attachment testing

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 15:04

FS: TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4) HD DVR Receiver

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 15:01
I have listed my TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4) HD DVR Receiver on eBay.

If you are interested please see my eBay listing or send me a PM.

Search eBay for item number: 300739370123


Eureka 7/9/12 "Double Take"

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 14:37
That was the original season finale. I can see where they figured they could wrap up the series with just one more episode...this one left the story in a place where there's not that much left to wrap up. Instead of figuring out how to keep the show going with the government shutting down Eureka, all they have to do is...let the government shut down Eureka.

Any updates on the ip box and the transcoder boxes?

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 12:14
Can't wait to get my hands on them. Especially the transcoder box so I can send shows to my ipad.

I thought TiVo originally said summer, and then they moved it to late summer/early fall? Am I correct on that?

Season Pass question regarding duplicated channels

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:32
I have Comcast and for the longest time, they've duplicated a number of HD channels in the 200 and 800 range. The 200 range channels were there first so most of my season passes are on the 200 range channels. The duplicate channels have identical call letters and even tune the same QAM channels, they are for all intents and purposes identical.

My latest bill states they are removing the 200 range channels. I've switched most of the 200 range channel season passes over to the 800 range channel season manually, but there's some programs that aren't currently airing so I can't change them.

My question is what happens to the season passes on those channels if the channels go away? Will the switch over to the 800 range channels or just stay at the old 200 number? As I can create Season Passes on both duplicate channels, I'm assuming they won't automatically update, at least not without re-running guided set up. Is that correct?

Holding off on Elite Purchase

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 10:01
Not sure how many others are in this boat, but I am holding off buying an Elite until we get more details on the IP-STB... Until we get some price factors on cost per month or if there is any I just cant commit to the Elite right now..... Anyone else in this boat?

Dallas - Truth and Consequences - 7/4/2012

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 06:24
Another good episode. I always bet on JR. Chris is a weenie. And all of a sudden Veronica turns into a cream puff.

VOD Error Code ERR-2

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 06:10
When I try to access the Comcast VOD I get an error code err-2 with instructions to call Comcast. Does anyone know what this error means?

Fallen Skies 7/8/2012

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 05:50
I thought this one was better as the prisoner skitter and it's talking through the kid is sort of interesting.

Huge hole in the timeline when they were being attacked and had to move then coming back from the commercial they're holed up in a new place already. Did I miss something or fall asleep maybe?

At least Tom and Doc finally hooked up.

No digital channels

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 22:45
6 different tuning adapters from Charter, still no digital channels above basic channels. Tivo has a nice DVR diagnostic Tuning adapter section but nobody (neither Tivo or Charter) can do anything with the information to tell me if the tuning adapter is working or what the problem is. Tivo says try a new tuning adapter until one works and Charter says the problem is not on Charters end. Suggestions?

Premiere Freezing When Internet Connected

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 20:29
We have a Tivo Premiere that we have owned for about a year and a half, and for the past couple months have been having problems when connected to the internet. Whenever the tivo is connected to the internet, it freezes, sometimes for several minutes, and then restarts. We usually use a wireless adapter but have also hard wired it with the same results. Haven't investigated the problem too much since we do not use Netflix or other internet apps, but of course need the connection to download info. Tonight it seems to be stuck on downloading data which it has not done before, so I'm wondering if the problem has gotten worse. We are only using an antenna for our programming. Any ideas, or is it just broke? Thanks!

transferring web series to new tivo

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 17:21
tivo.com doesn't support web series transfers like it does regular season passes so it seems. So this means I re-add them one at a time right? Is it quicker,easier to to this at tivo.com? How about my old S3 I'm selling. I thought I'd keep the shows on it but delete everything else. Will delete everything options in settings menu do this? Removing all settings SP's and web series subs.

The Closer S7E16 "Hostile Witness" OAD 7/9/12

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:46
Brenda Lee is back!
This is the first of the last 6 episodes of The Closer. The spin-off, Major Crimes, will replace it in August.

Perception S1E1 Pilot OAD 7/9/12

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:42
New series starting on TNT. Stars Eric McCormack and Rachel Leigh Cook. Seems to be a procedural with a crazy professor and an FBI agent. I'm going to check it out.

Revision3 Podcasts missing on Premiere

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:13
Good Afternoon,

I subscribe to several podcasts on Revision3 via Tivocast and it seems that for months now my Premiere is missing the downloads. Tekzilla seems to have the most trouble. If I get anything I get just the daily one. The full shows come and then it doesnt. If I flip over to my TivoHD the full show and the dailies are there. In the past I got both on both Tivos.

Things got busy and I didnt remove the duplication. My plan originally was to have each Tivo do a specific task or recording and then I never to finish the plan.

Any thoughts as to why this is happening would greatly be appreciated.

Cablevision Tivo HD most channels black

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:06
Tivo HD with 1gig HD/Only get basic service on both tuners
Cablevision IO Silver Package
SA Cable Card Multistream Card/Cisco Tuning Adapter

Some time ago I got 2 cable cards from Cablevision one for my Premiere and the other for a Tivo HD that I got from a friend at work. He gave to me dead to repair. The drive went bad and he got a new one. Since I worked in IT new drives are always on the shelf. So I purchased the proper Instant Cake for the Tivo HD and everything was great.

After a few exchanged Cable Cards and several chats with CV I gave up for the time being getting them to work properly. I have 2 Pioneer Tivo with SA 4200 so recording my pay channels wasnt an issue. The two HD units handled all of the basic shows. I also have a SA 4250HD for the occasions that the Tivos are busy and I want to watch HD.

Things got busy and I forgot about it.

Recently the Premiere got an update and it starting working properly. I checked the HD and it was still the same. Basic Channels are fine. Channels like HBO,HGTV,Velocity are a black screen with no errors.

So I called CV and spoke with someone in the Cable Card group and asked them if the could send a signal to update the card. They did and nothing changed. They have suggested a truck roll. I told them that I would have to schedule it at a later date.

Any thoughts or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

True Blood S5E5 "Let's Boot And Rally" OAD 7/8/12

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:41
Seeing Jesus' head reminded me that his body disappeared from Lafayette's house.

Who is going to raise baby wolf now that both her parents are dead? Perhaps Alcide and Sookie.

I don't care at all about the Sanguinistas Vs. The Authority. I do, however, enjoy the Tara storyline.