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Guided Setup problem

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:43
I have a Tivo HD Series 3, Motorola SDV box, TW CableCard, 1tb WD expander and Apple Time Capsule.

I have owned this Tivo dvr for a couple of years and it was set-up to TW. It worked fine the entire time I was with TW. I switched to Uverse for 3 months and did not like that service. However, I could still watch my old recordings on the Tivo connected to tv with HDMI. So I switched back to TW and got a new cablecard.

Tivo successfully connected using wifi. But it did not load TW programming data. Talking to Tivo customer service I was directed to go through complete Guided Set-up. The Tivo is stuck in the set-up getting error S03 at the last stage of downloading data. There have been 15+ reboots of all cables and power supplies. The Tivo dvr was initially connected to a faulty coaxial splitter and I wonder if that caused this problem.

The only help that I have found in this forum so far is to do a Kick Start. However that will loose all of the Season Passes and old recordings.

It does not make sense to me that the Tivo dvr worked fine minutes before the Guided Set-up and now possibly has a corrupt HD.

Please suggest anything that may work to get through the guided set-up. I was using the Tivo wifi adaptor but now have Tivo dvr connected directly to TW Motorola router with ethernet. The cablecard is paired and active. The faulty 4-way splitter was replaced. The WD expander was also disconnected from power source, powered up, connected to Tivo dvr, followed by the powering up the Tivo dvr. The expander is particular about how it is turned on.

The Tivo dvr was working fine and now it's in looping hell. Do you think it could be using a 4-way splitter rather than having 2 separate wall outlets and using 2-way splitters? Maybe the cable signal is weak and interrupts data download. I'm grabbing at straws.

Should I disconnect the cables from 4-way splitter to TW dvr, TW phone modem and Time Capsule, and only connect cables to Tivo dvr and TW router? If I disconnect expander from dvr it will loose all pre-recorded shows.

Is there any way to see the season passes & download the content before doing a drastic Kick Start?


This is the most current thread on Error mssg S03

Amazon Instant Video App in SD??

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:12
I just purchased a Tivo Premiere and whenever I enter the Amazon Instant Video Menu the screen changes from HD mode to SD. Is that normal? Is there a setting that I'm missing?


Everyone has experienced

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:08
Everyone has experienced the desire to program at one point or another. However, there are generally four limiting factors: Time Constraints, Study Material, Mental Blocks, and Attention Span. So clear your schedule, clear your mind, and self-medicate your ADD with a nice cup of your favorite coffee because here’s the material you need to learn how to program.
The hardest part of learning to program is overcoming a mental block. First, there is no programming deity out there who grants code-literacy to anyone. Learning to code is the same as learning any language—there are nouns, verbs, and sentences that come together in a certain way in order to make sense to the computer. Once you’ve written down a complete thought, the program works properly.

DVD to Tivo

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:52
So, I would prefer to watch episodic TV (from DVDs) on my Premiere.

I have anyDVD, which can rip the episodes off of the DVD. And I know you're supposed convert that to MPEG2, but not sure how to integrate titles and sound.

Not trying to steal anything, just watch on my Tivo as opposed to watching on a DVD player.

I wonder if anyone else has tried this?

Grouping Pushed shows?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:00
How do I group shows I push through TiVo Desktop? I have a few episodes of a series I want to push...but they all seem to show up on there own...is there a way to name them so that they will all show up under one folder? (btw I received the newest update last night if that matters)

Revolution OAD 10/29/2012

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:36
Guess I'll start it.

Pretty slow episode....but it was nice getting some back story on Aaron.

Looks like next week we are going to get some answers!

Major bug for pushed video in fall update

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:11
It seems the fall update has wiped out all program data and grouping for all video that has been pushed to the Tivo.

I have over 200 recordings on the tivo in an unusable, ungrouped list.

Is there any way to fix this?

Does deleting them all and one by one pushing them again fix anything?

What a mess. I cannot believe Tivo pushed out crap that makes existing boxes this useless....Did they even test it?

New Tivo Fall update Bugs and workarounds....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:08
Got the 2012 Fall update....oh bother.

I cannot believe they messed up the my shows list this bad. I litterally have over 200 recording all in a linear list with VERY little grouping. And to make matters worse, most don't even display anything more than the series name, not episode name, number, nada.

What a crock. Am I supposed to delete, one at a time since they are not grouped, 200+ recordings and one by one reload them to the tivo... does that even fix anything.

Groups and program data is major league messed up in the new version. Has made my main Tivo completely unusable buy the rest of the family as they cannot find anything.

Really don't care if there are new HD screens if the basic functionality of the tivo is wiped out.

Really Tivo, this is your idea of an update? No warnings, no work arounds. Did you even test this?

Revolution preempted for Sandy news

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:34
When I went to watch the recent Revolution episode I had the Baltimore local news for the hour. Does anyone know when this episode will air on the East Coast?

Two unlocked AT&T iphones available soon

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24
We're switching to Verizon so will have two phones available: a 32gb black 4 (already unlocked) and a 64gb black 4S (will be unlocked when I pay my EFT).

I'm planning on trading in to Amazon unless someone wants to make me an offer via PM.

MOCA Problems

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:26
I have two Actiontec units that I use for my Premiere. Worked perfectly for a few months. Now, for the third time, it has lost contact. The power and ethernet lights are lit but not the coax light and naturally I get the warning on the TiVo that it has no internet connection.

I've tried the usual, rebooting everything, hitting the reset buttons on the Actiontecs, all to no avail.

The thing is, it will come back to life over night without any action on my part.

It wouldn't bother me too much, but I use my iPad and iPhone to do a lot scheduling and managing and when it's down, no connectivity from them.

Once Upon a Time - S2E05 - "The Doctor"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:01
I really enjoyed season 1, and season 2 has been kind of weak for me.

so much going on, lots of characters that i enjoy writers them tying in, but it feels like it could be kind of thin right now with so many characters. Is that the end of Dr. frankenstein and his monster? Interesting concept, but what about the stuff introduced in the first season? is pinnochio still laying in bed?

i was maybe hoping for more monster rampage or angry mob or something.

what did you all think?

World Without End on the Reelz Network

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:30
I have been watching World Without End, but I am confused. The people who regularly post here usually have the correct answers about these kind of questions.

In the "Making of..." show, they said it was an eight hour miniseries. On the IMDB, there are eight episodes listed. Reelz has been showing episodes that are two hours long each, so there will be either four episodes total, OR the "Making of..." show was in error and it's an eight episode show, sixteen hours total. The episode names that Reelz has listed are not those that IMDB has listed.

I'm a bit confused. Does anyone have the real information on this?


Top Chef contestants: Where are they now

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:16
I came across this and thought it was pretty interesting:


Premiere and Time Warner Cable

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 16:59
I just ordered my second Tivo Premiere directly from Tivo to install here in Murrells Inlet SC where we have Time Warner Cable. The first unit was installed effortlessly in Florida where we have Comcast Xfinity.

I visited the Time Warner customer center here this morning and I did not come away with a warm and fuzzy feeling about the upcoming install. I was told I have to call a phone number (which was given to me), order the M card and pick it up and the office. I was also told that the phone call will tell me if I need a tuner adaptor.

Anyone have a Tivo that they installed (themself) with Time Warner in SC? I want to know as much as I can find out as to what to expect......

CBS prime time 10/29/12. (Sandy related)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 15:49
CBS to air repeats from 8-10 with Sandy coverage at 10. Guide data may not be updated in time so you may want to set those SPs to FR&RwDUP....

"Program change tonight: CBS to broadcast repeats of regular series 8-10; CBS News to broadcast prime time special on hurricane sandy at 10."

10/29 CBS & CW lineups preempted

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 15:48
Reruns (and storm coverage on CBS @ 10) will air instead.

Amazing Race - OAD 10/28/2012

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 15:21
If I hear "C'mon Twinnie" one more time... :eek:

For the first time watching this show, I think this week (and last) marks the first time that I HAVEN'T wanted to visit the country featured!

Xfinity OnDemand on TiVo Premiere 4

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 14:24
I'm at wits end and I'm about ready to cancel service. Has anyone had success with Xfinity OnDemand with a Premiere 4? I bought a new Premiere 4 12 days ago. Got the cable card from Comcast, hooked it all up. I love the TiVo interface, capacity, 4-channels, etc. But the Xfinity has NEVER worked. I've now spent 12 days on the phone with Comcast tech support and TiVo tech support. Both support groups say everything is good on their side so it must be the other side's problem.

I can access the Xfinity menu. I can browse through the shows/movies. I can select a show and it will start. But EVERY time, it freezes at 6 seconds. The time bar keeps on rolling along, but the picture stays frozen.

I've switched out the cable card. I've re-paired them multiple times. Comcast sent the "signal" multiple times. Comcast opened a network ticket with engineering. Then Comcast told me the Premiere 4 isn't compatible with Xfinity (of course TiVo says BS). Comcast has reset new "rate codes" whatever those are. All of this and still no luck on Xfinity.

I'm fed up. I'm within my 30 day money back window. I'm on the verge of cancelling TiVo and Comcast and switching to DirecTV and the new Genie system.

Has anyone else fought this TiVo/Comcast battle? Did you get success? What was the secret?

Watching a season week by week or all at once

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 14:21
For the last couple of years I have generally waited until a serialized season for a show has finished and then watched the whole thing of the course of a couple of weeks. Last week someone talked on a podcast about how watching week to week improves a show.

The only really serialized show I currently watch week to week is Walking Dead. Stuff like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Homeland, I wait until it's all done.

In my opinion, watching back to back can make complex shows easier to follow and also seems to make shows with flaws better for some reason (hard to put my finger on that). However I do like the "event" TV of watching the show Sunday then reading reviews and comments etc.

What do you guys think ?