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Premiere 4 Ethernet connection speed

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 17:24
I just replaced my hard wired TP with a TP-4 and saw that my router now said the connection speed was 1Gb/s, I put back the TP and the reported speed went back down to 100Mb/s, so I will guess TiVo upgraded the Ethernet speed with the TP-4, don't know if this applies to the TPXL-4

Moving Season passes new?? problem

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 17:02
Last October (2012) I upgraded a TP with a TP-4 and moved all the Season passes without problems, I just upgraded another TP with a new TP-4 and tried to move the Season passes but I had a problem this time, the Season passes that had upcoming programs moved without problems but any Season passes that had no upcoming program moved over with a problem, the Season pass said corrupted-delete me (ch #). The channel number was correct. I deleted all the so called corrupted ones than tried to move one Season pass that I know is coming back on HBO this spring Newsroom, I got the same error.
I would like someone with two TPs to try to move one Season pass that has no upcoming programing to another TP and see if you get the same error (using the HDUI system) so I can tell the it is just my TiVo web problem or is this a TiVo system wide problem.
I also found out that the Season pass manager does not work with IE 10, but does works with Firefox. (With IE10 you can't reorder the Season passes)
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Any way, on tivo or other website, to get a list of shows with duplicates removed?

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 15:12
When I search for shows on my Tivo or the tivo.com website, the resulting list has every match for that show or type of show. In some cases, there can be thousands of duplicates. For example, if I search for Movies, I'll see a list like this:

1/10 The Fog 10:00 am Channel 15
1/10 The Fog 10:00 am Channel 225
1/10 The Fog 10:00 am Channel 1220
1/10 Turtles 11:00 am Channel 17
1/10 The Fog 11:15 am Channel 22
1/10 Turtles 11:30 Channel 219

There will be lots of duplicates as the same movie is shown on several channels and at several times. It's cumbersome to browse through when I'm looking for movies to be recorded. What I instead would prefer is just a list of all matching titles with duplicates removed. So instead I would like to just see:

The Fog

And then I can click on the show I want to see all the available times when that show is being broadcast.

Is there anything like this anywhere? It doesn't have to be on Tivo or the tivo.com website. I would gladly use another website to find the shows I'm interested in and then enter the specific showtimes into Tivo to be recorded.

ETA: Are there places for me to search and download the whole list as a text file? I can sort it myself. I would want the whole list (all X days) and not just the one page of results (e.g only the first 5 results)

Once Upon a Time - S2E12 - "In the Name of the Brother" - OAD 1/20/2013

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 14:38
I just got caught up... and there's no threads for the past couple of weeks? :(

Barbara Hershey is a GREAT actress... I am completely buying her reunion story, even though I know it won't work. :)

Henry opened a Sam's-Club-sized can o' worms with his revelation that Dr Frankenstein isn't in the story book, so who knows WHO could be in the town?!

I'm trying to figure out where this season is headed. We now have all of the known major players in Storybrooke. But Rumpel and Emma are headed to DCish (maybe Pennsylvania?), though the Cora and Regina Reunion Sobfest may put the kibosh on that.

Syfy 01/21/2013

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 13:29
Things seem to be running an hour earlier than the schedule indicates. For instance, ST V is supposed to still be on with ST VI scheduled to start at 3PM EST. In reality , ST VI started at 2PM EST.

$50 of Stream (or anything) @ Best Buy....

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 11:05
...with a Mastercard and this coupon: http://image.emailinfo2.bestbuy.com/...upon_final.pdf

its a $50 off of $100 or more when you use the coupon and a mastercard. so you can use it on anything that is not in the fine print.

got it from here: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/8817...t+Frontpage%29

the best buy sales idiots refused to take it because they said it was fake, its not from best buy (although its from bestbuy.com), they've never seen it, you know the drill. so i went to the store manager and he rung it up the right way.

got the tivo stream for $85.

Switching cable providers - seeking advice

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 10:29
I will be switching to a new cable/Internet provider shortly. Since I need my Internet connection to run Guided Setup again when making this switch, I'm seeking advice from others who may have undertaken this kind of change as to when I should re-run Guided Setup.

Should I do it while I still have my old Internet connection in place, before the installer arrives? Or will I be safe waiting until after both my new Internet and cable connections are wrapped up? I'm assuming that I can confirm operation of the new CableCARDs merely by tuning some of the new channel numbers if I haven't re-run it yet, should the installer need to see that as a measure of success.

Also, any suggestions as to how long it should take for most of my guide data and SPs to get updated?

Thanks for any insights.

The Presidential Inaguration 2013

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:09
I am watching on NBC. Anyone else watching? Who has the best coverage?

Can't install new DVR Extender on S3

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 07:47
I upgraded to a Premier and deactivated my S3. Now I want to reactivate my S3. I had a DVR extender on my S3 which had been giving me issues, so when I deactivated it, thinking I would not use it again, I never went through the steps to remove the DVR Extender from the S3. The Extender is long gone. Now I want to reactivate the S3 and add a new iTB Extender. I can't seem to get to the screen that allows me to install the new DVR Extender. The S3 keeps asking for the old Extender, which I do not have.

Is there a factory reset option for the S3 somewhere? I am not interested in any recording that might be on the S3.

TiVo Stream possibly $79 at BB with coupon and MC

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 07:33
I saw this on slickdeals.

Coupon here.

It doesn't list TiVo so you could possibly save $50 off the Stream and get one for $79.99. It does list set top boxes as an exclusion so it might not work., but it is in store only so we won't know until someone tries.

Old remote, new tivo

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 22:03
I don't have the remote that came with my tivo premiere, so I started using the remote from my series 2. It has one button for guide/live tv, when i press it, i cannot get the guide to come up. Any suggestions?

TiVo Series 2 and Direct TV help

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 21:53
Hello - I have a TiVo series 2 and want to use it with my direct tv cable box. When I go to change the the channel setup on my TiVo, there is no option for my direct TV box. My model number is H25/700. Can anyone suggest what option I can select to allow my Tivo DVR to control my DT receiver? Thank you in advance.

Hawaii 5 0

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 20:58
Pad now they are showing the presentation of the trophy and it is running into Hawaii 5 0 probably 15 minutes will do it.

Searching for signal on series 2

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 19:42
I have several Toshiba SD-H400 series 2 units. In the past, I've occasionally had a message of "Searching for signal on satellite in" after booting up. Usually, rebooting would solve this problem. I just purchased another one of these because it has a lifetime plus subscription. I have gone thru guided setup for both cable and satellite and in each case got the searching for signal on (cable/sat). Both are properly working when connected directly to the tv. Several reboots have failed to get a signal. Obviously, since this has the lifetime sub, I want to get it working. I have a couple other identical units I can use for parts if I need to. I don't want to lose the lifetime sub which I assume is stored in the OS and not the hard drive. (btw, the unit functions just fine playing from the now playing list) Any thoughts on where the problem lies? Can I put the motherboard and hard drive from this unit into a different one? Or put the I/O board from another unit in this one? Any help would be greatly appreciated:)

Tivo and Comcast.. Yeah again..sorry

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 19:11
So I did a little digging and didn't find much so I'm sure everyone here is tired of Comcast and Tivo questions. But I could really use some help cus I'm kinda confused. Maybe someone can explain something for me.

SO my setup is, Comcast Internet Only.. No TV Package. Yeah yeah I know.. give me a second. And a Tivo Premiere.

So anyways, if i plug my cable line into my TV, just my tv. I get all kinds of local channels and HD channels. But then if I plug the same cable line into my Tivo.. Nada, I get nothing. So I was reading about this mapping junk. How can this be? I don't understand how my TV can find channels just fine. But the Tivo plays dumb? Or am I just doing something wrong?

Any advice would be great. The other option I have is to get an Antenna, but I only get Washington DC channels, and I'd rather get Baltimore Channels, which is what Comcast gives me on my TV.. Ugh

Thanks in advance.


Please help with TIVO Series 2

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 17:38
Hi, I'm trying to connect my series 2 TIVO to an Insight mini box. Everything is going smooth until the screen says select your cable box manufacturer. The bottom of the mini box says "Made for insight by TECHNICOLOR" but they are not listed in my choices to select.
Please help this noobie if you can.

Netflix and Premiere

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:40
I notice several threads about Netflix streaming here and on the HD forum, but nothing recent. I just got the Premiere...it is on the latest software. I connect OK to Netflix, but when I start running a movie, it will load and start running, but within a couple of minutes, the video will go black while the audio keeps running. The only way out of it (that I know) is to go back to live TV, try TiVO again, but the same thing happens. I'm connecting with a G adapter with an N router, if that matters (TiVO told me that would not be a problem, and I have had no problems connecting to the TiVO service with that setup, and also streams Comcast OnDemand fine). I may try calling TiVO tom'w, but wonder if it's a Netflix problem.

TCD240 Power Supply Schematic

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 14:55
Had the power supply go out on my TCD240 box. Fortunately, I had a spare unsub unit stored away for just this purpose so I'm back up. Initial indications are that it is the 5 volt side that is bad. No bulging caps, no obvious hot spots on the board so maybe it's just the regulator. here's the question: does anyone have a schematic for this thing?

BBC Blu-Rays

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:33
I have purchased a number of Blu-Ray sets for TV series. I noticed that they have all been 1080i. This is very frustrating as some of my playback devices do not like interlaced video. I will lose video resolution if I fix this problem. For all of my other Blu-Ray TV series, I have just ripped the proper m2ts files and called it good.

Is there a good reason other than being cheap for a release to be 1080i?

"The Following" ripped in review

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 13:00
Sepinwall REALLY hates "The Following"....