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Am I stuck forever?

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 09:47
I have three Tivos (S3, HD, HD) all with LifeTime... been a subscriber since generation 1 Tivos. My problem is that I am on OLD hardware and would love to upgrade to current hardware and features... Tivo's problem is that they make no money from me at all. Will there every be a Tivo offer that allows me to get on the latest hardware and features, and helps Tivo generate some revenue form me, short of me spending $800 / unit to get an XL4 with lifetime, which would be crazy given the other low.no cost options out there today. This just seems like a no brainer for there to be some middle ground offer... likely or never?

New router Series 2 will not communicate

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 08:05
With a new Asus router (dual band), my Series 2 will not talk to the router - I get a communication error on the Tivo. Call to Asus was no help, they say to call Tivo. The router is downward compatible, and I know this because it is talking to every device in the house. Any ideas?

Week in Review: Liberty Global buys Virgin Media

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 07:09
Virgin Media accounts for over 1/3rd of TiVo's subscription base. I've received a number of questions on what Virgin Media's acquisition by Liberty Global means for TiVo's business. This article does a pretty good job of summarizing the near to medium term impact. Longer term we'll just have to wait and see if this is a good or bad thing for TiVo. Certainly, Virgin Media's departing CEO Neil Burkett was a strong TiVo Advocate.


Quote: The relationship between TiVo and Liberty Global is an interesting one. We know through the many conference appearances given by Liberty Global president Mike Fries in the run up to the launch of his own Horizon platform that TiVo had been considered before Horizon made its debut.
Both products are searching for the same end, to give ever so slightly more control to the consumer, while locking them in to an ever-increasing supply of content.

When Horizon was released we gained a list of 30 or so companies that had contributed to a greater or lesser extent. Virgin has also contributed its own skills to the development of TiVo and this has fed back into the pot with the experience no doubt being passed onto the likes of ONO and Com Hem as they get their own platforms up and running.

So it would seem logical at the very least there may be some pooling of resources and a roadmap, probably several years down the line, which brings Horizon and TiVo somewhere together. Virgin’s 1.33 million and growing TiVo installs make it somewhat impractical to consider anything else.

Tivo Mini available now with Suddenlink?

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 06:49

We used to have SL but not any more (due to move) - but I wouldn't ever RENT a Mini when I can buy one....still waiting.

But hey - at least now someone is Beta testing it for the rest of us! :-)

The article wrote - "dynamic tuner allocation is on the hardware's roadmap, it doesn't appear to be switched on just yet"

That's one of the things we really want too - oh well.

parks/rec 2-9-13

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 06:40
april in the leslie suits was jarring. food poisoning was great, woosy men on the floor but at least they made it into work so from that aspect they are equal with women :) the sperm donor office visit made me wonder, do they take just anyone?

Does Welcome/Setup force a subscription?

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 06:03
I've got an unsubscribed Premiere TCD746320 that has gone back to the Welcome screen and wants to run the setup. (This happened because we moved and the provider/channel lineup changed.)

If we connect it online - Is it going to force us to subscribe in order to just use it as a set top tuner without the features - Recording/Guide/Etc?

How to open a password protected PDF

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 02:55
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S2 Timezones Broken?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:36
Today I noticed my S2 reporting the wrong time and date. It's currently reporting -25 days +6 hours from reality. The guide data is correct, but the displayed times are not. Current/live/recorded all have the dates and times offset. Rebooted and made a new connection with no change. Looking at the web interface on nowplaying/index.html the dates do look correct though.

The Big Bang Theory [02/07/2013] - "The Spoiler Alert Segmentation"

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:35
Is this the first time we have seen Howard's mom? Granted it was just a fleeting glimpse of (a big) body and then 2 arms later on.

Community [02/07/2013] - "History 101"

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:30
Weird Episode. It seemed very choppy.

Can someone explain Fred Willard playing Pierce Hawthorne in Abed's fantasy?

I know Chevy Chase is not supposed to be in the last few episodes, but those should be a ways down the road yet.

Does anyone with an XL4 and a TA have all features working?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 23:11
I have a Tivo XL4 on Time Warner and a Cisco Tuning Adapter. It has a few of the issues that many are running into, such as no suggestions and the black screen issue where channels won't tune and recordings are missed.

I have made a few posts in these threads about the problems I am seeing with my XL4, but I thought I would try something different and ask:

Is anyone running an XL4 with a Tuning Adapter is NOT seeing any problems and has ALL features running the way they should? Is it even possible for a 4tuner DVR using a TA to work properly and not run into the problems with tuning, no suggestions, etc?

A quick way to add time to a recording while it is live

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 22:18
A hotkey to add time to a recording would be nice. When I had a Dish DVR I could hit a button and add time to a recording if it was still being recorded.

I looked around and couldn't find a hotkey to do this, my apologies if there is and I missed it.


Thu, 02/07/2013 - 21:01
test post


Thu, 02/07/2013 - 19:47
It appears all recordings on all stations are cut of by about 10 seconds. When playing back a recording, the recording has about 10 seconds from the previous program. It is almost like my cable company is on a 10 second delay. Anyone having this problem? Comcast cable Naples Florida. XL4

BUG: Record show from guide sends show to beginning

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 19:25
Found a bug and reported it to Tivo Support... If you are watching a recorded show, and while it's playing you go to the guide and record something, upon setting up the recording the show you were watching goes back to the beginning...

Surprisingly the rep said they hadn't gotten a lot of calls about this, so please call and let them know so we can get this fixed asap.

Try it, you'll see what I'm talking about... It's very annoying, especially if you're watching a sporting event!


jmfs may not be necessary for 2TB on S3s

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 18:47
With version 11.0k of the S3 platform software, it may be possible to do an upgrade with just WinMFS, even if copying an already upgraded drive, and let it expand the 3rd MFS Media partition beyond 1.2 TB and get away with it.

Since people are using jmfs to copy the HD's original 160GB drive and add a single huge 3rd MFS Media partition and having it work, it would seem the 1.2TB barrier has been broken.

I've got somebody testing an HD done that way right now, and I'm getting ready to see if I can get an OLED S3 to co-operate as well.

WinMFS, of course, has the virtue of being able to take an Apple Free partition in stride instead of being thwarted by its presence.

Stay tuned.

Hotlines for Cablecards & Tuning Adapters

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 17:02
I've cut and paste info originally found in a thread started by '36446' in order to put as much “contact” information as possible in the first post.

I will do my best to keep the information provided by other member in this thread updated on the original post. If a Admin or Mod wants to make this thread a “Sticky” or take over maintenance of this thread please feel free. Thanks, Brent

Comcast Cablecard Hotline: 1-877-405-2298

Cox: 877-820-8202
Cox Gulf Coast: 800-699-8151

Cox CableCARD Self-install instructions: Click HERE
Cox Tuning Adapter Self-install instructions: Click HERE

Time Warner CableCARD 1-866-606-5889
Mon - Fri 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (EST)
Sat - Sun 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (EST)

Verizon automated cablecard activation line: 1-888-897-7499 (Requires an activation code)

credits: 36446, myblubu, djwilso (if I have missed anyone please let me know)

Need advice on wireless speaker for Tivo Premiere

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 16:44
I have the Premiere connected via HDMI to a Sony TV. I would like to purchase a wireless speaker so I can place the speaker nearer to where we are sitting in the family rom.

Is there any suggestion on a wireless speaker brand/model? Then should I connect the wireless speaker going out of the Tivo or going out of the Sony TV?

And does a wireless speaker exist that has it's own AC power adapter?

Please let me know. Thanks.

Rebooting, Drive Diag, and Zipper question

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 16:32
Ok, so my trusty HR10-250 is acting up and while trying to figure out what the problem is I might have boogered up my drive. The tivo didn't seem to be working on the network (couldn't telnet or tivoweb to it) so while I had it out I figured I'd re-hack it remembered back in the days when something would crash and it would switch to the backup partition and I'd loose my hacks. So I haphazardly poped in into my computer and booted to the zipper CD I'd used to hack it in the first place and ran through the script. Of course when it asked if I needed to restore the image I skipped that step thinking it would just hack/enhance the image already on it. Well not when I put it in my Tivo it just continues to reboot after sitting on "starting up" for a few minutes. Also, when asked if there were existing recordings on it that I wanted ot maintain (can't remember the exact question) I said yes.

So did I hose it up entirely?

Second question, if a drive has been zippered and encryption has been turned off, can I put that drive in another tivo of the same model and watch the shows that are on it? I'm curious whether I can put it in one of my other HR10-250's and watch the stuff I'd already recorded without calling DTV to temporarily activate that Tivo. Do they even activate these anymore? Will I have to buy a new card even though the one in my old HR10-250 was activated and working?

I'm totally depressed at the thought of loosing one of my final two Tivos. Thanks for any assistance!

Malfunctioning Tuner (I think) - Premiere

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 16:16
I'm hoping somebody else might be able to shed some light on this problem, which seems to have become chronic on one of my Premieres.

Set up - (the same with both Premieres) - 2 Tuner Premiere, Motorola Tuning Adapter, Charter Cable is my cable co.

On my living room Tivo, the last several days when I first turn the TV on, there are channels that say 'unauthorized' with that little Tivo box on a black screen. Or, sometimes it seems to have just stopped in the middle of a picture and you see a paused picture on the screen, also with the Tivo 'box' that says the channel is unauthorized. It seems to be randomly quite a few, but not all, of my channels. IOW, it's not even always the same channels that are missing.

I'm pretty sure it's not a Charter problem because I can go in the bdrm, turn on that TV, and all the channels are fine.

When it first happened it seemed to clear up pretty quickly but yesterday I waited it out for a few hours and still channels were unauthorized. I finally re-started the Tivo and everything was fine again. This morning I turned on the TV to find the same problem so, after something was finished recording, I restarted the Tivo and, again, everything fine.

I try to figure things out before I make phone calls but I'm not an electronics expert. This is confusing. I don't think it's my cable and I don't even think it's the tuning adapter because when I restart the Tivo all is good again.

I'm a little paranoid to mess with the tuning adapter and CableCARD because the cable guy had such difficulty, last March when I got my Premieres, getting them going. But everything has been pretty much fine since he set them up.

Any ideas?