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Series 2 tivo bash help

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 23:16
Hi Friendly Tivors:

I have a series 2 tivo (I think) with V1.3 software. I have access to the BASH prompt via the serial port.

Is there a way I can type a command at the BASH prompt to set the channel, then start and stop a recording?

I tried to install TivoWEB with no luck. Somehow I hosed the system and had to do a restore. I'd rather not do that again.

Maybe there are routines that come with TivoWEB I can use to initiate a recording? Or perhaps some other "outside the box" method?

Thanks for your help, Mark.

Audio Stuttering and Video Problems

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 22:45
I have a Premiere Series4 with 20.2.1.2-01-2-746.

Lately, I have been experiencing audio drop out, stuttering audio and choppy video. No pattern of occurance.

Sometimes, rewinding seems to help, but not for long.

To explain more: When I experience the audio drop or choppy video, I can rewind and restart playback and the problem does not present in the same location of the playback.

The only solution to the stuttering audio is to wait or restart the box.

This happens both when playing back recorded content or watching live content.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Randy DeForest

The Glass House S1E3 OAD 7/2/12

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 22:32
Glad no-strategy guy is gone. I really hope the Crazy woman(Robin?) comes back from limbo.

I'm pro-gay marriage but I resent Jeffrey wanting to make America's vote on a mindless, purely for entertainment, reality show into a referendum on a political/social/religious issue.

Weeds Season 8 (spoilers up to current episode)

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 21:32
I'm glad to see Nancy and the crew back for one last season. As much as I have grown to hate this show, I wouldn't have wanted to end the way season 7 ended.

I am rather surprised about Nancy's shooter. I certainly didn't see that coming. The kid only had like two or three scenes way back in season 1 or 2. It's too bad he failed. I kinda liked comatose Nancy. The only thing that would have made it better is her sister being in a coma with her.

The vagina weight had me laughing. :D

It was a pleasant surprise that they brought back the Little Boxes theme song. I missed it.

Can't multi-room with TW anymore?

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 21:25
All of a sudden, since a server re-location with TW last week, I can't multi-room most programs, just get the prohibited symbol. Even SD stuff, not just HD. Is it me and my setup, or is this a shift from TW/Tivo?

Thanks!

Pixelation on TiVo Premiere during Prime Time Shows

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 20:37
Hey Folks,

I did a search for this issue, and did not quite find the answer I was looking for. I have a TiVo Premiere (1+ years old) that has pixelation issues, but mainly on major networks (mostly nbc). For sample we see the pixelation a lot during America's Got Talent. I thought it was a seasonal thing, since I remember having pixelation during previous seasons of AGT. Now we are starting to see the pixelation on other networks (USA, Bravo).

What are the chances this is cable provider? If it is the TiVo, does anyone have any suggestions?

Recording only part of show

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:48
What the heck? This is the weirdest thing ever -

Last night (Sun-7/1) this happened on BOTH of my Premieres...

Unit #1 was recording two shows at the same time, at 6pm. Both were one hour shows. During that hour I saw both red lights on for the hour.

Shortly thereafter I decided to watch one of those shows so imagine my surprise when I clicked in and saw that there was only 9 minutes recorded (just on one of them - the other 6-7pm show was fine). Ok, so weird - luckily it was a cable show so I found another airing to schedule.

Well, imagine my profound shock when I saw that a one hour show that recorded on Unit #2 (on a separate tv in another room) at 6pm that night ALSO only had 9 minutes.

I just don't get it and I hope this doesn't become a habit! What was particularly odd was the each just had the bar on the first 9 minutes on the hour, yet the actual content that was recorded was the last 9 minutes of each show. Both had red lights lit on the front of the Tivos (indicating recordings in progress) at 6pm and, near as I saw, throughout the hour (wasn't in the bedroom that whole time, but did see it a couple of times when I was in and out of the room).

Does anybody know if this has any specific significance, as to something that needs to be done, or are my Tivos just facking with me?

To cube or not cube is the question?

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:08
I posted my series 2 Philips DSR708 problem on the lost of local channel post 6/27. I thought I start a new thread since the problem is getting weirder. Like really weird.

So the local channels were the worst for cubing and lost of audio on tuner 2. Sometimes it would flash searching for satellite on tuner 2. But it could have beeb from a storm. I have seen on a few channels the problem too. One of the worse on DirecTv channel 240. If I put it tuner 2 on channel 240 it got a weak signal and restarted over to obtain the satellite signal. So on Sunday, I need to record something. I thought I would put the good tuner on the exact channel to record. But I could not tell which one was bad. I had both tuners on the local channels. No cubing and all sounded perfect on both tuners. What was the deal? It fixed the local channels? I have to take each tuner to channel 240 and there was the bas tuner. I left the good tuner to record. I then took the bad tuner though channels 229-400. 20 channels cubed. Of the 20 I watch only 4. In June, the unit froze on again on channel 240 several times. That was about the time we put the AC on. So I cleaned the dust away from the unit. It froze one more time and has not again because I'm not going to 240 in case it freeze up. I always think the freezing that comes and goes once a year to Tivo programming or my AC. The favorite on my channel dissapeared too. Now I know that was because Tivo was working on that Tivo local channel problem. The unit temp is fine and I have 6.4a software. From May 3 until the beginning of June I did not get a download. A week later it started to cubing.

It is normal for this type of problem to heal itself?

I tried to play with the picture cables to the TV on 6/28 as suggested on the other post. That was not the issue for the problem. If the power supply is the problem would it allow the problem to come and go? Can a harddrive or tuner fix themselves? Here I was about to get the unit ready to ship to Weaknees. I guess I'll hold off. What could it be? Why not all the channels are bad on Tuner 2?

Hearst Television contracts with Time Warner, Bright House, Insight Cable expired

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 15:54
Heads up. Hearst Television's contract with Time Warner, Bright House, and Insight Cable systems has now expired.

They've extended carriage out under the current contract through July 9, but Hearst is stating that negotiations are "at an impasse" with all three systems.

If negotiations aren't complete by July 9 (and Hearst indicates that they are not ongoing at this time) Hearst stations will likely be blacked out.

Thinking of going from FIOS to RCN

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 14:55
Am I crazy?
Trying to lower my bills a bit. I have a premier and an S3 and I was thinking of taking RCN's deal on the 4 tuner Premier and their streaming capability with their media extenders. I'd sell my S3 (with lifetime and 1.5TB drive) and save a bit of cash.

Anybody that have RCN, especially in Boston, are the 50Mbit speeds really truly 50Mbit and do they throttle or cap?

Also can I MRV between my owned premier and their premier?
Can I upgrade the internal hard drive in the RCN premier?

The NHL 2012 Off-season thread

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 14:25
I don't expect too much action here :)

So far, this is the most boring FA period I can remember. There's really only 2 big names (Parise and Suter) and neither have signed anywhere yet.

Another somewhat big name is Semin, and I wonder who will take a chance on him.

Upgrade to HR34, what do I need?

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 14:07
I am currently paying the $10 HD fee (and getting that credited back for 12 months), and I have lifetime TiVo service (now called Advanced Receiver).

If I upgrade to an HR34, will I be forced to also pay for MRV (Whole Home) even though I don't want it?

I'll need to be upgraded to SWM (to support the HR34). Anything else to worry about?

Thanks!

Elite only sees networked computer on reboot

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:37
This seems to have started only recently. In My Shows on my Elite it does not show see my computer unless I reboot the tivo, then it's there. Everything is "hardwired" via ethernet cables to a router.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

How do I update my email for Tivo alert notices

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 11:16
So I recently changed my email, so I go to tivo.com and update my email to the new one. Yet, all of my tivo alerts are still going to my old address. Is there somewhere else I need to update my email?

Thanks.

Falling Skies - Young Bloods

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 08:52
Anyone still watching? I think the episode was interesting in both how the little kid is growing up and being pretty smart and brave and the glowing spikes on the other son. The daughter thing was sort of a waste of time.

Inside Men

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 07:35
I've only watched the first two eps of this four-part BBC mini-series but so far it's superb. It's a crime drama about three employees who plan and execute a heist at the security depot where they work. It starts with the heist itself - which is thrilling, brutal, terrifying - and then goes back and forth in time to show how it all came about and how it all turns out. Steven Mackintosh gives a great performance as the manager of the depot; a quiet, reserved man who isn't quite as mousy as he first appears.

Highly recommended!

The Newsroom S01E02

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 07:21
I think discussions of this show might have to be bifurcated into discussing the characters and the relationships on one hand, and the "News" and the "Politics" on the other.

I'm starting to have problems with both.

The news/politics scenes are written as if someone went to Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, and asked them to write an SNL style sketch of what they think the "lamestream" media is. It's extremely left wing and partisan, but yet totally unaware that it is, or at least is trying to deny that it is.

At least in the West Wing they admitted that this is a liberal Democratic president and were proud of it.

Here, their complete unawareness is entering self-parody, even if they pretend that Will McEvoy is a Republican.

The characters - well, they're just Sorkinisms too. Why is Macenzie so obsessed about having to tell everyone that Will is a nice guy? Who gives a crap?

I'll stick with it for a while though.

So sick of losing remote

Sun, 07/01/2012 - 23:36
C'mon...This is getting old. YEARS now. The F'ing Tivo loses the ability to receive remote commands and after about 10 minutes it reboots. GIVE ME A BREAK. Software is not that hard for God's sake. F'ing fix it Tivo!!!!!!

The Great Escape "USS Hornet" 7/1/2012

Sun, 07/01/2012 - 23:22
The other thread was marked no spoilers, so I created this one.

When the previews showed an aircraft carrier I thought it might be the Hornet, it's just across the bay from Alcatraz that was in episode 1.

Unfortunately episode 2 didn't improve on episode one. It at least it doesn't look like the getting caught by guards is guaranteed. As these people didn't see the first episode they are either sneakier than the players from the previous episode or the guards were told to back off some. The whole thing seems to take place over an hour or two, one stressful morning, but not the drama they seem to try to hype.

What was most disappointing is how little was mentioned about the Hornet. It's the ship that recovered the Apollo 11 crew. We even saw the Airstream isolation trailer on the flight deck and all the people just ran past it without taking notice.

Tivo won't record when TV is off

Sun, 07/01/2012 - 20:59
I have a 6 month old Tivo Premier and I have an intermittent problem - When I first turn on the TV, I can't rewind. It's like the Tivo went to sleep, and when I turn on the TV it wakes up. But it's not just when the TV has been off for a long time.

Just this afternoon we were watching the Olympic trials. We stepped out of the house for a bit, so we hit record, then turned off the TV. When we got back and turned on the TV 20 minutes later, we couldn't rewind, and the missing time wasn't recorded either! The "recording info" said 40 minutes, but there was only 18 minutes recorded and we could see the splice from the point where we turned off the TV to when we turned it back on later. WTH?

We've had a number of other problems with Tivo randomly just not recording the shows it's programmed to get, and the only time it happens is when the TV is off. Really frustrating, when that's the only reason we have it! Does anyone have any ideas?

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