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TiVo Premiere 4 officially announced

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 07:19
TiVo Launches Four Tuner 'TiVo Premiere 4'

New Product Solves the Sunday Night TV Show Pile-Up and Allows Users
to Record Four Shows at One Time

ALVISO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/12 -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO),
the creator of and leader in advanced television services including
digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the launch of its
TiVo(R) Premiere 4, a set-top box designed to solve program
scheduling conflicts and allow families to record all of their
favorite shows, while simultaneously serving as the hub to a TiVo
whole home-setup. With four digital tuners to record four programs
simultaneously, up to 75 hours of HD recording space and access to a
massive library of web-delivered entertainment, the TiVo Premiere 4
is the ideal DVR for any household of TV enthusiasts.


TiVo Premiere 4 Specifications

-- TiVo Series4(TM) architecture
-- Intended for use with digital cable systems only and does not work
with analog cable or over-the-air antennas
-- Supports digital cable (QAM only), and Verizon FiOS(R)
-- Outputs: HDMI, Component video, Composite video, Optical audio, Analog
-- Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
-- Inputs: CableCARD(TM) support, Cable coax, Ethernet connection, two
USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, MoCA
-- Audio: Dolby 5.1
-- Additional support for USB 2.0 (2 ports), eSATA for external recording
space, TiVo Wireless N or G Network Adapter
-- 500 GB of recording space for up to 75 hours of recorded HD
-- Dimensions: 16.5" x 9.7" x 2.4"
-- Weight: 6.64 pounds

Also looks like the Premiere XL may be discontinued. Check out http://www.tivo.com/p4

Any opinions on a good DVD authoring software to transfer TiVo recordings?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 07:09
Hey All

Using kmttg, I am able to have glorious HD versions of anything from my TiVo that is of course, not copy protected. However, the current software I have on my computer- Corel DVD Movie Factory is giving me issues. Whenever I import the video (note- I do not convert it- I use the actual .mpg file), and then play it in my home DVD player, the picture moves in almost a robotic way. It is difficult to explain but it kind of looks like stop and go instead of the picture moving normally. Playing the files on the computer works perfect so I am thinking it is the software doing this.

Is there a better software I should be using to get better quality or am I doing something wrong when it comes to importing and clicking on burn. I am not changing anything on the software when I do it so I can't imagine I have any setting wrong.

No sound on non-copy protected recording transferred from Tivo Desktop

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 02:32
I am able to transfer “Entertainment Tonight” from my Tivo to PC successfully using Tivo Desktop (even tried kmttg). But during playback there is no sound. It’s not a problem with my Media Player’s audio codec because other shows play fine. In fact, the Entertainment Tonight episode (NBC HD) that was taped last week was delayed because of the Olympics. So there was sound during the first 3 minutes of playback. But when ET started, the sound went off. It seems like my cable provider has put some sort of restriction on this particular show. Any ideas?

Going HD with TiVo and DirectV

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 02:19
I have been a happy TiVo owner for 12 years now. I had one of the first units, which I updated with a second HDD, and sold to one of my son's friends, who I believe is still using it. I have had two Series 2 units for a number of years now and have moved one of them into our motor home, which we live in full time, and hooked it into the DirectV system we bought for use on the road. All has worked well with this system for 3 plus years we have been full-time RVers but now we are ready to go HD. Now that the DirectV DVR with TiVo is available, my plan is to go with one of those for our satellite system, and also getting a TiVo Premier DVR for recording OTA and cable shows (when we can hook up to cable and/or get shows OTA. In Alaska this summer this has not always been possible, but this winter, in FL, we will have both). I have seen that DirectV claims that their TiVo DVR will not hook up to their full house system, but I am thinking, if it works the same as the older Series 2, that I should be able to hook the two TiVos together through our network system. Is this true? Will I also be able to use the TiVo Desktop software with the DirectV unit?

The other question I have about the DirectV DVR (THR-22 I guess the model number is) is how many shows can I record at once? I think the answer is 2, since there are 2 satellite connections. I assume it has two satellite receivers built in.

If this set up works as well as I think it will, It should be pretty sweet for us. Thanks in advance for any advice and/or answers.

tivo will not rewind and the time does not move

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 01:07
I have a 11/2 year old Elite. I use Kmttg to down load programs to my computer and use Videoredo to edit the ads out. Then I use pytivo to trans the programs back to the Elite. For the last week or so I have been getting this problem. I can not rewind back 10 second or do a fast rewind of the programs plus the time line does not move with program. It stays at zero. Does any know what is causing this?
I can play recorded show that have not been transferred ok It rewinds and the the time line works ok.

periodontal disease, teeth whitening

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 00:31
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Refer a reliable agency for escorts

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 00:25
Hi guys,
I am going to prague next week, trying to find some reliable agency to book an escort. Any recommendations?
Thanks, Steve

So You Think You Can Dance "Top 14" 8/15/12 spoilers

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 22:46
All Mia-Michaels night! Double elimination, so at the end of the show we'll know the top 10.

And we get NappyTabs baby pics!

I've just started to watch the show, so East Coast/Central Peeps, discuss!

I'll be back later.

Aol Tv

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 19:11

Android app cannot find Tivos

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 18:31
I am at wits end trying to get the Android Tivo app to find and connect to my Tivos. The network remote control is turned on. pyTivo and kmttg have no trouble finding both tivos. The tivo's find each other and stream fine. The app cannot find either one. Yes its on the same subnet on my home network.

Any other ideas what could be missing or wrongly configured?

Hardisk runs constantly?

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 15:29
Recently got one of these.

Could someone please tell me does the Hardisk run constantly? Very annoying if it runs 24hrs a day when in standby. And never sure when there is a good time to unplug it.


Also any tips on getting the iPhone app to work would be appreciated.

Jumping Ship on the New Tivo...

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 14:57
I haven't been a very active member of this community the past few years while I was TiVo-less, but I jumped back into the TiVo fold last winter when DirecTV rolled out Phoenix as a test for the new Tivo. I was one of the first people to get one and I was so excited.

Fast forward to 8 months later...and I've had it. I have to say, that with what I have available to me, the DirecTV HD DVR is far superior to what they've allowed TiVo to produce.

The Tivo just makes so many mistakes and is missing so many features that I'm calling them today to see what my options are to getting rid of it. I'm guessing I"m stuck with it and I'll probably just move it to one of my back bedrooms and get things going again with the whole home setup from DTV again.

I just can't believe how disappointed I've been...this TiVo has almost no improvements over the one I used 4-5 years ago, aside from HD and folders.


I'm not sure who's fault it is....Tivo or DirecTV, but it doesn't really matter, I guess in the end when you can't do anything about it. I used to make a pretty good side living years ago modding Tivos for people, so I've been very familiar with them over the years. I'm not making this decision very lightly.

I guess I'm posting to see if anyone can talk me out of it...LOL...or hear other people's experiences and see if anyone else has done the same.

Thanks for listening! I'm looking forward to hearing what people have to say.


Video Sharing messed up

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:12
I purchased 3 new Tivo Premieres this week. The first one I installed and activated on this past Saturday, Aug-11. It is named “New Living Room”. The second Tivo was installed and activated yesterday, Aug-14. It is named “New Kitchen”. The third Tivo was installed and activated yesterday, Aug-14, also. It is named “New Bonus Room”.

I am having problems with the Multi Room Viewing.

I have verified all Media Access Keys are the same.
I have verified Video Shared was enabled under the preferences.

New Bonus Room Tivo can see New Living Room Tivo, but not New Kitchen. i.e. New Kitchen Tivo does not appear in the list of recordings and other MRV Tivos. New Bonus Room can transfer and stream recordings from New Living Room.

New Living Room Tivo can see New Bonus Room Tivo, but can’t see New Kitchen. I haven’t tried transferring or streaming a recording from New Bonus Room because there aren’t any recorded shows on it yet.

New Kitchen Tivo can see the other two Tivos and browse their recordings. It can transfer non-copy protected recordings from New Living Room Tivo. It can’t/won’t stream copy protected recordings though. If a copy protected recording is selected, the only option it shows is Delete.

I suspect the status/preferences/name of the New Kitchen Tivo are not being picked up by the other two Tivos. When I was activating the New Kitchen Tivo from the Tivo website yesterday, the process did not complete normally. After I entered the CC/payment info and submitted the page, it did not return. The browser timed out. When I went back to the “My Account” page, the Tivo did not have a Tivo name it. Instead, it was listed as “N/A”. I changed to “New Kitchen” and saved.

I have tried everything.
Forced connections from all Tivos to Tivo service so many times that network cables are smoking.
Rebooted everything, multiple times.
I un-selected Video Sharing, forced connections. Re-selected Video Sharing and forced connections from all Tivos.
Change the name and forced connections multiple times from all Tivos.
Repeated Guided Setup.

Contacted Tivo Chat support twice, but was only told to wait 2-3 days. Really?

Contact Support via phone. Said everything look ok on their side. Suggested unplugging network, re-booting… Really?

I’ve tried everything except wait. Not sure waiting is the answer. I’ve forced connections to Tivo service from all Tivos multiple times.

Is Tivo Support monitoring these threads? Got anything else?

Is it worth doing a delete and clear?

Tivo, if you can’t resolve this soon, I’m going to return the unit to Best Buy, get another and give bad feedback on surveys!!!

Harmony 300 - Tivo Remote Address?

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:54

A UK visitor here.

I have two Tivos (both series one) in the same room.

I have two peanuts, one for each.

One peanut is getting a bit sticky / flaky and so I assigned one of the modes of my new Harmony 300 remote to control it.

Unfortunately, the Tivo Remote Address on this mode is set to 0, which, of course, controls both Tivos.

Does anyone know how to set the Tivo Remote Address to any other number?

Thanks for reading.

TiVo veteran, new to Premiere question

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 07:12
While watching a previously recorded show in "my shows", I can hit the TiVo "button" on the top of the remote. This pulls up the main menu AND puts what I'm watching in the small screen in the right-hand corner. Question, is there a quick (one button click) to re-expand what I'm watching to full screen at this point? If so, I haven't figured it out yet.

Need help with deleting files in WHS after playback with Streambaby

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 06:41
After using Streambaby to play a particular file, I am unable to delete without rebooting my HP LX195 Home Server. It says the file is still open but I have completely exited the streambaby application.

Is there any way to delete the file without rebooting my server each time?

Please let me know. Thanks.

Top Gear US Season 3 Premiere 8/14/2012 (possible season thread discussion)

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 04:07
Overall, I thought the Season 3 premiere episode was rather lackluster, and reminded me much of Season 1.

However, I naturally wanted to see them do the cop car comparison.

Spoiler: I was surprised that the Ford actually beat the Dodge and Aussie-Chevy, given that it is a FWD car adapted to AWD and has a turbo. I especially thought that turbo lag would hamper the Ford, but it hit 100 MPH faster than the others did. I would have liked to see them do some sort of real slalom course to test out the handling, and not that crummy "test" involving eating donuts and Rockford u-turns.

Lewis - Season 6

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 02:34
Recently finished watching the latest season of this detective series (a spin-off of "Inspector Morse"), which I thought a particularly good season. The first ep was so-so, but the remaining three were excellent, as good as the Morse series at its best. And Laurence Fox, as DS James Hathaway, continues to be one of the most appealing and interesting actors on the BBC.

THR22 best way to watch shows on internal drive?

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 23:42
Do I need to shutdown thr22 first? Then unplug esata drive, restart thr22?
Does the esata get powered down then or can it be left on ?
I just setup antec enclosure with Seagate ST1500DL003...But still have a few shows left to watch. so far all's well no stutters.

'Copper' - New BBC America drama

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 22:40

Premieres Sunday August 19th.

Quote: From Academy Award® winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award winner Tom Fontana, “Copper” is a gripping crime drama series, set in 1864 New York City, filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder. Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones, “MI-5″), an Irish-American former boxer turned cop, returns from the Civil War to find his wife missing and his daughter dead. Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless in the notorious immigrant neighborhood of Five Points. Bonded by battle to two Civil War compatriots – the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and an African-American physician who secretly assists the forensic investigations – Corcoran is thrust into the contrasting worlds of elegant and corrupt Fifth [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FC5lkydS44[/media]