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Need to get in to Guided Setup blindly

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 18:18
We have a TivoHD. The HD input on our TV has stopped working. Until we can get it working again, I'd like to use the TivoHD on the TV's 480i input.

When I resart the TivoHD, the two startup screens look fine. But when the "Almost there. Just a few minutes more..." screen is done and it goes to the next screen, the video goes bad, which I assume means that the TivoHD has started sending an HD signal.

I tried to get in to Guided Setup by pressing Thumbs Down three times and then Enter. The Tivo appears to respond, but the video stays bad and I don't know what it's saying.

What do I need to do to get the TivoHD to start sending a 480i, standard-definition signal?



Used Premier stats

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 18:16
Last June (2012) I purchased a TiVo Premiere with lifetime service and about 2 weeks later I (not 100% sure why but I did) upgraded it with a 2TB drive.

The original activation date according to Tivo's web site was November 15, 2010 so the original owner had the unit for just under 2 years.

I just plugged the original 320GB drive into my home Linux system to get some stats on the original drive and what I found was interesting.

Total power on hours was 4030 hours or ~168 days (8760 hours in a year), the drive had 70 power cycle events, and 1 Raw Read Error, everything else was unremarkable.

Now about 14 days worth of those hours were mine plus several power cycle events (turned it on when I received it and probably a few when I duplicated the drive).

Well now I know why the previous owner sold the unit he obviously didn't use the unit much. I guess I'll never know what he reasoning was as to why he purchased it and why he stopped using it. Its obvious why he sold it.


Why do the characters in BBT wear so many layers?

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 17:52
The more I watch, the more it starts to bug me.

Each of the main characters has a "formula" to their outfits (which makes perfect sense as it's an easy way to establish the character) but each one wears really an extraordinary number of layers for people living in So. Cal. (and keep in mind that my 6th grader wears his fleecy jacket pretty much 24x7). This is what seems to be the "norm" for each character when they are indoors and not dressed for any unusual situation.

Sheldon: geeky t-shirt over a long-sleeve tee

Leonard: t-shirt, fleece hoodie over that, military style jacket over that

Howard: button shirt (either a dated polo or woven with buttons) or occasionally a sweater over a turtleneck---and for all the jokes they make about him wearing a dickey (and he clearly does sometimes), there have been several occasions where the collar on the undershirt matched sleeves of a long-sleeve shirt visible under a short-sleeved shirt

Raj: poly-blend collared shirt with sweater/sweatervest over it and a Member's Only-style jacket (or other similar 70's/80's styled jacket) over that

Amy: being a girl, she mixes it up a bit more, but it usually involves at least a collared shirt with an undershirt and a sweater over that, as well as a skirt with tights

Bernadette: the LEAST layered of the regulars (excepting Penny), she usually wears a twinset (sweater with matching shell) or a a woven shirt with a cardi or sweatervest over it

Penny: amazingly, the only regular who almost never layers (though she does seem to wander around in what appears to be sleepwear a significant amount of the time, though I think this is a phenomenon in recent seasons more than early in the show)

Why? Just....why?

I could kinda see it if Leonard/Raj always wore the same jacket over a bunch of different outfits, but they each seem to have a dozen similar jackets (seriously, I've seen Leonard wearing jackets that are nigh identical but VERY different colors, so it's clearly not just one jacket). I like the dickey thing with Howard but why does he ALWAYS wear long sleeves? In thinking about it, you don't see ANYONE's arms except Bernadette and Penny. Why??

I'm pretty sure we've (my family and friends) nailed the nerd chic look (which is to say, completely lacking in chic) for decades and I don't recall it involving nearly so many articles of clothing. Heck, most nerds I know tend to wear the minimum amount to do the job because assembling more is just not worth the effort relative to other things they could be doing. So, um....why?

TiVo XL4 + existing MO=oCA?

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 15:52
I have 3 Motorola NIM-100s already in place and I just added an XL4 to the house. Currently the XL4 is hooked up via Ethernet, but that is going to be changing soon and there will only be coax to this unit.

Will the XL4 work with my existing MoCA? I pretty much just plugged in the NIM100s and everything worked. Anything special I should do with the wiring? I do have a TA connected. Wall --> TA --> TiVo.

iPad app should support playback to any TiVo on network

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 15:05
I love the TiVo iPad/iPhone app, as it's much less obtrusive and much faster than navigating the TiVo itself. That said, please give us the ability to choose which TiVo device we wish to playback content on instead of forcing us to navigate to the TiVo we're currently watching via the remote and having to select the TiVo device we want to stream content from and then having to navigate through the "My Shows" and finally select the show we're interested in... This would keep me content until TiVo decides to unify all content across multiple TiVo's...

Unify "My Shows" between multiple TiVo's

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 14:51
Whole home DVR isn't a new concept and therefor isn't it time to unify multiple TiVo's into one master "My Shows", "To Do List", "Season Passes"' etc.? This certainly would make navigation across multiple TiVo's MUCH easier...

series 1 drive test and swap

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 13:36
I have a hdr112 that is stuck on start up screen. Can't get anything to work, I have it connected to my windows 7 pc in an external usb drive case and it doesn't show up in my computer menu so I don't know. It does recognise it and shows in devices and printers. The drive is spinning so I know it does power on, maybe something else is wrong? I also have an almost new series 2 model TCD540040 and wondered if I can just put that drive in the series 1 just put it right in and turn it on? The series 1 has lifetime service so I would like to keep using it.

thanks for any help

Probably a dumb question - Re: Exchanging TV

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 13:17
Quick synopsis of scenario - I am replacing my living room TV - just going from one LCD TV to a new one, so no major technology switcharoo.

All that is going on, on the back of the TV, is one HDMI plugged in from Tivo to TV (I believe the tuning adapter is plugged in to the Tivo) and another HDMI plugged into TV from Sony DVD player.

The Question is - When I replace the TV in a couple of days do I need to do anything other than unplugging those two HDMI and putting them in new TV (as well as plugging in electrical cord)?

The part where I don't have a comfort level is about the pairing of the Tuning Adapter and CableCARD. Are those paired JUST to the Tivo, or to the television also? So, if the pairings involve the TV too, would there be something else I need to do beside just plug stuff in and crank it up?

Thanks for listening. :o

Tivo desktop won't transfer to PC

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 13:08
I tried searching for a solution, but everything posted is more than 3 years old.

I can't transfer from my DVR's to my PC. I can see both boxes and can pull recorded programs from the PC to the DVR's and transfer between DVR's, but can't transfer to the PC.

Up until a few days ago when I re-set my router and modem, everything worked like a dream.

I'm running the latest version of Desktop and Windows 8. I have a new Premium unit and a Series 3.

I have re-started both boxes and the PC several times with no effect.

Would appreciate any suggestions.

Remote control out of control!

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 12:26
Here's the problem I'm having with my HD-TiVo when it receives a remote command from any TiVo remote (I have tried many remotes). When I press a command, multiple commands seem to be received (even though I'm sending only one). An example. In "GUIDE" - I arrow down one - and the guide moves down 5 or six. Same thing happens when trying to enter a "search" when scrolling vertical or horizontal. It just "takes off" out of control. Thoughts or suggestions?

New RCN Premiere in NYC

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 12:08
I'm about to have an RCN Premiere installed (with a wireless adapter) in NYC on an HDTV. It'll replace an RCN HD cablebox which works well (but has a poor RCN VOD UI, IMHO). I already have a purchased Premiere on my Comcast cable at another location, so I'm familiar with its features.

Can anyone offer any advice or comments on this step?

Roxio Toast And Macbook Pro TIVO TO GO

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 11:55
i am a newby to the community, but i am on my third TiVo. i had a windows laptop which i used for TiVOtogo. worked fairly well. then my wife got me a macbook pro (she works for a company that is mac driven). tried iTivo to copy shows and it worked well. now it crapped out! it even crashed my mac!!!! my question is simple...do i spend $80 for ROXIO TOAST so i can use TIVOTOGO on my mac???? or do i give up, buy an old (cheap) windows laptop and go back to windows???? any help would be greatly welcome!

Poll: "Live" TV

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 10:49
How often do you watch "live" broadcast or cable TV (programs that have NO recording, NO time shifting, NO buffering) on a TiVo?

Streaming content (Netflix, YouTube, etc) does NOT COUNT AS LIVE TV.

Inquiring minds want to know!

MRV from Tivo HD to Premier not working (other way works fine)

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 10:45
I just bought a new (used) Tivo HD for the bedroom. I can transfer from the HD to the downstairs Premier but not the other way around...is this because of the known TTG certificate problem?

TiVo HD having issues

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 10:02
I have a TiVO HD with 500 MB expansion drive. Last night we tried to watch some shows but none of the titles showed up in the now playing menu and scrolling through the menus was really slow. I did a system restart this morning and get just a blank gray screen; nothing else shows up and pressing the keys on the remote does nothing.

Anyone have this problem or know what's going on?


DirecTV Tivo Series 2 PPP

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:33
My old Tivo had been freezing consistently, so I had it do a complete reset. After resetting the Tivo, it had me go through the guided setup again. I don't have a landline now, but the DVR requires the need to call out in order for the recording functions to be activated. Everyone I've asked doesn't have a landline anymore (if so I would've just taken it over and made the test call there.) I've been looking online and decided to try the PPP method. I have the serial cable connected to a null modem adapter and gender changer and set up the modem and incoming connection per instructions found online, however I am not able to get it working. The TiVo is trying to dial out to "retrieve local dial-in numbers." Does the PPP option work for this specific step? This is what I'm getting on my Modem Log:

02-17-2013 08:54:24.265 - Initializing modem.
02-17-2013 08:54:24.265 - Waiting for a call.
02-17-2013 08:54:24.375 - 115200,8,N,1, ctsfl=1, rtsctl=2
02-17-2013 08:54:24.375 - Initializing modem.
02-17-2013 08:54:24.375 - Waiting for a call.
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: ~
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINE_NEWCALL
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINECALLSTATE_OFFERING
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINEDEVSTATE_RINGING(0x1)
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!}!} }4
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: }
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: "}&} } } } }%
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: }
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: &<fc><d1>J<e0>}'}"}(}"
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: <e8>
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Recv: }"~
02-17-2013 09:16:03.953 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: ~
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINEDEVSTATE_RINGING(0x1)
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!}!} }4
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - TSP(0000): Accepting Call
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINECALLSTATE_ACCEPTED
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - TSP(0000): Answering Call
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Answering the call.
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: }
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: "}&} } } } }%
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: }
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: &<fc><d1>J<e0>}'}"}(}"
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: <e8>
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Recv: }"~
02-17-2013 09:16:06.968 - Unknown Response
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - Send: CLIENTSERVER
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - Connection established at 115200bps.
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - Error-control off or unknown.
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - Data compression off or unknown.
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - TSP Completing Async Operation(0x00010256) Status 0x00000000
02-17-2013 09:16:06.984 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINECALLSTATE_CONNECTED
02-17-2013 09:16:36.984 - Read: Total: 460, Per/Sec: 12, Written: Total: 0, Per/Sec: 0
02-17-2013 09:16:47.031 - TSP(0000): Dropping Call
02-17-2013 09:16:47.031 - Hanging up the modem.
02-17-2013 09:16:47.031 - Hardware hangup by lowering DTR.
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - A timeout has expired waiting to comm event to occour.
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - 115200,8,N,1, ctsfl=1, rtsctl=2
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - Initializing modem.
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - Waiting for a call.
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINECALLSTATE_DISCONNECTED(0x1)
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP(0000): LINEEVENT: LINECALLSTATE_IDLE
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP Completing Async Operation(0x00010245) Status 0x00000000
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP(0000): Dropping Call
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP Completing Async Operation(0x00010278) Status 0x00000000
02-17-2013 09:16:49.031 - TSP(0000): Closing Call
02-17-2013 09:17:03.906 - Recv: <00><00>
02-17-2013 09:17:03.906 - Unknown Response

A couple of other pieces of information: When the DVR is trying to dial out, I do not get a notification anywhere and the Incoming Connections icon just continues to say "No Clients Connected." (even though the info is saved to the modem log file.)
Also, when I check the information in Hyper Terminal, I get the gibberish in there but, I don't get the "User Request" text that some have said is needed and others who said it didn't matter. I am using Windows 2003 Server, I don't know if this makes a difference but thought I'd throw that out there. Any ideas what to try next? I know this is an older but figured someone out there still uses these. :D

SNL 2/16/13 Christoph Waltz; Alabama Shakes

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 00:00
Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph
Christoph Waltz monologue
What Have You Become?
Papal Securities commercial
Tippy at Denny's New Apartment
Djesus Uncrossed commercial
JaMarcus Brothers
Alabama Shakes performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Sen. Marco Rubio
..More Top Stories
..Olya Povlatsky
..More Top Stories
..Stephen A. Smith
My New Girlfriend Regine
Fox and Friends
Alabama Shakes performs
Creepy Dmitri

I was really hoping for more from Christoph, he was ok, but I don't think he was used a lot, nor did they give him much to work with.

Fox and Friends getting buried behind WU, interesting, usually that makes the cold open.

I'm not feeling it with Regine, yeah it's absurd, but I'm not laughing at it yet.

Tippy was pretty ho-hum for me but I have the feeling we'll be seeing that character again.

WinMFS cannot see destination drive

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:59
Trying to copy my Tivo S2 40Gb to another 80GB IDE drive
I can boot into WinMFS, put my tivo and my new IDE into my PC and it only sees the new IDE drive "A" 80GB.

If I put the Tivo Drive in a USB enclosure I can see both, but only on the SELECT DRIVES page.

If I try to go to the copy page, I get SOURCE but no listed destination.

I tried using the Delete function on the 80GB drive and went to copy page, but still did not have any drives in the pull down for the destination drive.

Any suggestions?
Thank you!

Allow restrictions on Web Video Launchpad

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 22:01
Just in case this suggestion wasn't seen in the Premier XL board...

As a parent with relatively young kids I don't want Web Video Launchpad. It took me less than 1 minute to find content that is completely inappropriate for them & offensive.

At the very least Tivo should allow it to be deselected from My Shows list, like you can do with YouTube under Video Provider list. Better than that I would like to be able to completely disable these type of services.

I agree with the previous poster who said they don't want to use their Tivo as a web streaming box, at least not in this wide open way without any parental control.

I opened an online case w/ Tivo support http://support.tivo.com/app/ask to request the ability to restrict Web Video Launchpad.

p.s. Last year when I checked out Tivo's Parental Control & KidZone, I found them half-baked and not really usable in practice. So the best balance I found was the video providers list which at least takes them off the main screen.

Sudden problem transferring from Premiere to PC

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:31
Until recently, I've had no trouble transferring files. At some point on Feb 15, it suddenly stopped working. I'm saying Feb 15 because I had set several shows to transfer and it appears the last one didn't.

I usually use kmttg (v0p7m). I can still see the TiVo and when I refresh I get the current correct list, including anything that might be recording. But after updating several times, I still get this error when I try to transfer:

Code: >> DOWNLOADING C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo ...
C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\curl\curl.exe --retry 3 --anyauth --globoff --user tivo:MAK --insecure --cookie-jar C:\Users\andrew\AppData\Local\Temp\cookie5030052767628638878.tmp --url --output "C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo"
C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo: size=0.00 MB elapsed=0:00:00 (0.00 Mbps)
<h2>Bad Request</h2>
Download failed to file: C:\Users\andrew\Downloads\Sorted\TiVO\kmttg_v0p7m\Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo
Exit code: 0
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed  Time    Time    Time  Current
                                Dload  Upload  Total  Spent    Left  Speed

  0    31    0    31    0    0    182      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  182
  0    31    0    31    0    0    182      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--    0
  0    39    0    39    0    0    144      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  144
Elementary - Details (02_14_2013).TiVo: Download attempt # 2 scheduled in 10 seconds. I also tried a variety of SD and HD shows, and none transfer. Fired up TiVo Desktop v2.8.2 (412369) and it sees the Premiere and lists the shows, including the currently recording. Try to transfer and it fails. Less verbose of course and the error is this:
Code: The system cannot find the file specified. I tried restarting the TiVo (though it could definitely be seen by the PC, and that's my fix for not finding the device at all) and get the same results. I can ping

Is there a way to fix this?