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Уже нашла

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:31
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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:22
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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:13
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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:07
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Hard disk supply

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 03:34
I happened to have a Western Digital Red (WD10EFRX) on my desk, so before I used it for its purchased purpose I thought I'd try it in TiVo. Unfortunately it's a 'no boot', so it looks like we can add WD Reds to WD Greens as discs which won't work in TiVo. (And yes I was using an 'approved' adapter.)

Did anyone ever find out exactly why some discs work and some don't? The reports seem to suggest that it's discs which use 4kB sectors (rather than 512B) which the TiVo IDE controller can't cope with. Although the WD firmware translates the 4K sector to 512 it appears there is still something the TiVo controller doesn't like.

If this really is the cause of the no boot then there is a potential long-term problem here. Since Jan 2011 all new product HDs (well big capacity ones anyway) are supposed to be made with 4K sectors (so-called "Advanced Format"). If 4K sectors aren't going to work in TiVo then we are going to reach the point where we can no longer get new discs for our S1 TiVos.

It would be ironic if our S1 TiVos were finally nailed by the lack of HD supply! :(

Thoughts anyone? Is the 4K sector really the reason why some discs work and some don't?

Anyone watch "Elementary" on CBS?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 01:33
I have been watching and enjoying the show but have not seen any mention here.

It is your basic crime consultant that "sees" things that the cops don't and then is able to make leaps of logic and deduction. The character is put together fairly well. He is an ex drug addict that has a companion with him to help keep him straight - even though he swears he is off the stuff and it was just an experiment. His companion is a female named Watson. It is very Monk-like in that he has his own quirks and such.

And for all that, it is enjoyable and I wondered if anyone else was watching it.

MoCA for Premier and Premier 4

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:29
Since my powerline adapters are kind of a washout I am looking at MoCA for my Premier and Premier 4. As I understand it, I need two MoCA adapters -- one for the cable modem/router and one for the Premier. The Premier 4 doesn't need an adapter, though, correct? By the way, neither box is in the same room as the router. Does that make any kind of difference? Thanks.

not recording season pass episodes

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:19
It seems that every time the tivo reboots it changes the recording option for that days episode from a season pass. I check the recording history and it shows the episode and says 'not recorded as it was not in the guide' but when I check the epg it is there. This happens on a regular basis as the machine seems to reboot at least once a week sometimes more. I have to now check each day that the days episode is still showing to record. I only have one season pass that is a daily record, so really have no idea if it would do it to all or not.

The only way to make sure it records (if I check it before the time is due) is to do a manual setup. Even though the show is showing in the guide it wont set it up automatically

Also I thought the rebooting was supposed to happen in the middle of the night to minimise any inconvenience. Mine reboots during the day and during peak evening viewing time.

Any help would be appreciated, this is very frustrating

iTunes 11 doesn't work with Mac TiVo Desktop

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 22:53
Hello, newbie here but longtime TiVo user (10 years this Xmas!).

So, I installed iTunes 11 and it has busted TiVo Desktop's ability to access my music and photos on my iMac, running 1.95a (NEW - oh yeah, 2009 new).

After a lengthy web chat with a TiVo tech support rep (who seemed fairly knowledgeable) and at his request, I turned off the firewall and checked again - still I cannot access my music and photos through my iMac.

Any ideas?

I can remove iTunes 11 and go back to iTunes 10.6.something but would prefer not too, Apple needed an extreme iTunes makeover and iTunes 11 is it.

This has worked since I bought this iMac in July 2009. Must mention that I'm running 10.7.5 (Snow Leopard, have not yet made the Lion leap).

Sons of Anarchy -- no sound?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:06
Am I the only one who doesn't have sound on Sons of Anarchy tonight?

Usually with the extra-long episodes I save them for the next day so I can go to bed early. Tonight, I wanted to watch the finalé. Good thing...it would have sucked to try tomorrow and have to wait for another showing. Now I can try to get one overnight.

Wireless cable tv extenders and tivo

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:44
Do the wireless cable extenders work with the Tivos? How about the old Series 2 Tivos?

I'm just looking for options for my garage which is detached and I don't want to run a coaxial cable across my driveway and patio to get tv in the garage. I have a series 2 tivo but i can't get it to connect to my network to transfer shows from my other tivos.

Just thinking maybe wireless cable extender might solve the problem.


Cox Orange County HD Channel Screw Job

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:52
Cox in Orange County California has implemented a complete screwing of long-time digital HD subscribers using Tivos!:mad:

A number of the channels you might have received for years in premium HD tiers have been removed for good. Many HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz subchannels have been blocked. You will only get a few of the premium channels from each. A number of miscellaneous channels such as the cooking channel HD have also been block.

So now you get to enjoy viewer channels on your Tivos for the same or even higher prices:eek:

Why you ask? It so Cox can try and squeeze even more money out of their shrinking pool of customers. You now have to sign up for their TRIO service for 30 to 50 bucks a month and use their crappy DVR to get all the HD channels you were getting before.

Over the last few months I've notice HD channels disappearing on my Tivos and my regular Cox digital STBs.

I just installed a new Tvio XL4 over the weekend and had to roll a tech out to check out the line. I showed him the missing HD channels and he didn't say a word about TRIO. He just ran around checking signal strength and noise levels. After pressing him he finally called his supervisor and was told to tell me those channels are not available to non TRIO subscribers. Gee Cox thanks for informing me that my channels were being decreased but my month fees were not.

I love the new XL4. PQ is much better then my old HD unit. Too bad Cox has gone down the toilet. I think a 26 year customer that spends over $200 a month with them should be treated more open and honestly. Oh well I guess I need to start looking for alternatives.

Slow powerline adapters

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:29
I am using the Actiontec PWR500 powerline adapters. My house is only seven years old and the adapters are probably only about 15 feet from my router. Today I transferred a one hour HD recording from my Premier to my Premier 4 just to see how fast the network was (my streaming is dismal) and it took almost 4 hours at a rate of 3.5 Mb/s. Earlier today I used one of the adapters on my laptop and tested the download speed and it topped out at 16Mb/s. My internet connection is 50 Mb. What the heck? Why is this setup so slow from TiVo to TiVo?

Netflix, how can I get decent content?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:24
The Tivo Netflix interface is terrible. When I registered on Netflix online I went through a number of self-selection exercises ranking genres and individual shows/movies. Consequently, when online I'm offered plenty of interesting choices. However, through Tivo (activated with the same account) I'm recommended kids animation, anime, vapid comedies and other junk I wouldn't watch in a million years. Short of ranking every "suggestion" with my slow Tivo remote how can I get a better selection?


"Stress" causing reboot?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 19:24
Is there any extra "stress" on the TiVo that occurs when you switch from "live" tv to a recorded show?

Is there "stress" induced when you try to transfer a recording from your TiVo to your computer?

My TiVo is having reboot issues occasionally even when left alone overnight. But it will almost certainly reboot if I try to transfer a recording or switch from Live TV to a recording.

As I noted in another post, I replaced the Power Supply and ran TiVo's SMART Hard Drive test (and it passed all the tests).

HELP~!?~? HDCP digital rights management issue

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 18:35
I'm trying to hook up a brand new Pioneer AVR and my Tivo is giving me trouble. It is giving me Tivo Error messages that say HDMI Not Permitted...and goes on about the tv or audio receiver not being compatible with HDCP digital rights management standards.

What the heck is this all about? I've never had this problem before???

Netflix to use Sony PlayStation as 'primary development platform'

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:37
Found this interesting:

Netflix to use Sony PlayStation as 'primary development platform:


Rebooting Issues even w/new PS

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 17:20
I am having a major issue w/my TiVo rebooting.

At first I assumed a bad hard drive but I ran the TiVo HD (hard drive) tests and both the internal and external drive passed.

Then i called TiVo and they suggested I talk to Weaknees. Weaknees figured out it was a Power Supply issue (and indeed a capacitor was blown). Got a new Power Supply from Weaknees. It worked for 3 days and is not rebooting again.

Ran another HD tests and both internal and external drive passed. Power supply looks good. . .no blown caps this time.

Any thoughts? It seems to be steady when watching live TV but reboots when I try to watch a recording. It also reboots when I try to transfer a recording to my laptop.

Can it be an HD issue even if it passes the HD Smart Tests?

I should note that I have a 4 year old TiVo HD w/an eternal drive.

Very frustrating.

Copying programs to my computer on another network

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:47
I believe I already know the answer but Ill ask anyway. I had to go to my brothers in another state for personal reasons. I have tivo plus.
Is there a way to transfer shows off my tivo to his tivo or my computer here?

Tivo Series 2 and guest network

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:44
I'm giving my old series 2 tivo to my daughter to use in the garage apartment. Because it's too far away from my router, I bought a Linksys RE1000 extender to use with my Linksys E4200 router which broadcasts a 5ghz signal and a 2.4ghz signal (guest network). The extender only uses 2.4 signal so the tivo will have to connect to the guest network.

Problem: the tivo won't connect. I've been told the wireless adapter only uses 5ghz signal but this adapter is pretty old and I'm pretty sure it uses the 2.4 signal.

I think the problem may be related to the guest network. It is not encrypted but it does require a password before allowing access. I can connect via a laptop from the garage apartment.

The tivo never asks for a password.

Are there any hacks or tricks to let this tivo access my guest network? If not, what do I need to do to let my tivo connect to my other tivos on my network so she can transfer shows?