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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?


Screensaver when pausing

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:35
It's been awhile since I've been to the forums (oddly, exactly 5 years ago today, in fact!), it's good to see they're still running strong.

I got the new THR-22 a couple of weeks ago, and have a question about the bouncing logo screensaver -- is there any way to turn it off, or at least what's the quickest way to clear it? Sometimes I need to pause for many minutes while watching a recorded show and the screensaver comes on, and I have a witch of a time getting it to clear off.

Is there an easy fix?


Tivo Series 2 - with Lifetime

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:20
Selling my Tivo Series 2, with Lifetime.

Includes Tivo, remote, tivo approved wireless adapter, rca cables if needed, and original box.

Works great, but no longer needed since we have a Premier.

$125 / obo. Includes shipping to continental US.

PM me if interested.

Once Upon a Time - S2E09 - "Queen of Hearts" - OAD 12/02/2012

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 13:43
Whaaaaaat???? Cora is the Queen of Hearts???? Who saw THAT coming!?!?! :rolleyes:

Glad they tied up a few loose ends:

How Cora got out of Wonderland.
How the corner of FTL was untouched by the curse.
How Hook took Aurora's heart.
How people can readily tied up their defenseless friends and leave them behind to die.
How dwarves stand too close when other people are kissing. :)

A co-worker wondered "How did Gold know that the returnees would emerge at the well?" Beats me!

And where did Hook's ship come from? He had a beanstalk seed portal activator... how did all of that work?

What Happened to Megazone?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:47
So does anyone know what happened to Megazone?

Seems like I haven't seen any posts by him in awhile and nothing new on his blog since last July.

24: are you gonna watch the entire thing again?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:55
i no longer have directv but saw they are starting it in january. i do remember in the beginning it was great..then it sucked..then it went to being ok...then it was time for it to die

but i would like to see the 1st season again for sure :up:

BBC's Connected Red Button launches on TiVo

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:20
Looks kind of cool.


But I've set my sights even lower. I'd settle for getting Xfinity on Demand via TiVo in Chicago within a year of when it launched in San Francisco.

So how good are the new DirecTv Tivos?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:10
I used to have one of the old DrirecTivos and i loved it. how are the new ones? do they have all the Tivo Premier ability like Netflix and ect or are they striped down versions?

Two button press input change for THR22

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:40
I have an LG TV with a magic wand remote that requires two button presses to change inputs. Programming the THR22 remote will bring up the input source screen but I have no way of hitting "enter" to then select the input.

This THR22 is located behind a wall, so getting another universal remote would require getting an RF remote and I'm not interested in spending that type of money for this setup. It's an outside TV that we don't use that often.

Is there a solution for this issue?


Cablecard Firmware update

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 07:53
When I turned on my Premiere XL4 this morning the black and gray cable card screen was displayed. it said "Firmware update failed". It would not respond to remote commands at all. I check my regular 2 tuner Premiere in my den and it was the same. I pulled the plug on both and they rebooted. After they came to the menus both units just keep flashing back and forth between the menus and cablecard screens. The update progress was increasing so I just let them run. After about 20 minutes the menus came back and everything worked fine. Anyone else have a firmware update? I have Time Warner Cable in Central NY.

Need help with MP4 settings for playback on Streambaby

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 06:28
I am using Tivo Premiere/Streambaby for streaming MP4 files.

Most of the time it works fine, however, I am noticing a slowdown with some of my larger sized MP4 videos. I try to use handbrake but sometimes it will not convert the entire video file.

So I purchased Aimersoft Video Converter to convert larger MKV files to MP4 with the standard Aimersoft settings.

While it does work, I am noticing the video playback just stops and then I have to press the play button every few seconds to get the video to keep playing.

Are there any suggestions for settings I should change which would avoid the pause when streaming MP4 video files?

Please help. Thanks.

I love my TiVo except this!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 03:45
I love my TiVo, I always rave on about how great it is that it will record something if I haven't seen ads advertising it is on (if its in my todo list obviously) except, I'm getting sick and tired as to why it has not recorded the last 2 episodes of a season I have always had it set to record. But it has no problem recording other shows. Why does TiVo do this? It's rather frustrating and annoying!

P.s. there have been other occasions where this randomly happens too

Oddball AT&T Series 2 TiVo 540 Series

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 00:13
I have been clearing out old TiVo stuff, and I came across a TiVo Series 2, model TCD540080. This one works just like a normal 540 series, but it has an AT&T Broadband case on it. The remote is a standard Series 2 remote, which matches the color of the TiVo box.

I put an 80GB drive in it and it updated to the latest TiVo software just fine.

I'm asking $25. I'll include a USB to ethernet adapter. No, it does not have lifetime service.

Any offers considered.

R10 on HD setup?? Transponder problem

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:26
Just switched out our old SD Tivo R10 boxes for new TivoHD units and hd dish install. The new boxes are fine, couldn't be happier.

The third receiver had always been an old SD receiver (with no dvr function). It worked fine after the HD changeover (naturally as an SD receiver).

Tonight I decided to switch out this box and put back into operation one of our old R10 boxes. CAlled DTV, gave them the card number etc, but during setup, it fails to acknowledge 1 out of the three transponders. We tried different configurations of dish type, lines in, but it does not work. No one at DTV can help.

Am I wasting my time? Will the R10 just not work on an HD dish setup?? Am I missing some sort of splitter/multiswitch/gizmo that was present in the old SD dish setup, that is now not there?

Finally.........should I even bother with the R10, with those restarts I was experiencing a month ago, or was this issue fixed?

EDIT - from another forum it appears the R10 is not compatible since I am now using SWIM splitters. It mentions using a 'legacy port' but I am lost.

No channels coming through

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:44
I just hooked up a new tiro premier in our bedroom, but I can not get any channels to come through. If I click the live TV button on the remote, a screen showing a progress bar and "scanning for channels" shows but never completes. It has been plugged in for a few days. I do have a M-card already installed in it that we picked up from the cable company (Cox).

They mentioned that I might need a decoder. I'll probably be callign them tomorrow, but I wanted to check here first to see if I'm missing something. I would have expected at least non-HD channels to come through, but I get nothing.

Note that if I hook up the cable straight to the TV, I do get all the normal non-HD channels that I used to get.

Thanks for any help.


Will we see new TiVo hardware at CES 2013?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 19:00
I really hope so... I think TiVo needs to release a unit w/ all of their user friendliness, but with more power + features.

Where did my multi-service discount go?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:53
I have two units with lifetime subscriptions, and I have a premiere w/ a monthly subscription. It used to be $14.99, and I noticed it was $19.99 last month on my credit card. I forgot to follow up, but I see another $19.99 charge just posted. WTF? So I went online, and I've verified that yes - I do have 3 TiVos in my account, and when I went to the monthly service section, there's no option to select a multi service discount. Anyone else had this issue?