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Play button should work for MRS

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 03:41
When you're browsing a remote Premiere and find a show you want to watch you can't simply press the play button to start an MRS. This is disconnected from what you expect based on how it works in the local UI.

Dan

Programming a stop button

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 01:57
I use a Harmony universal remote with my new Premiere. Although there is no "stop" button on the TiVo remote, I had a functional "stop" on the Harmony remote for my Series 3 HD. While a program was playing, pressing "stop" would stop playing the program and return me to the "Resume playing/Delete/Save Until/etc." menu. A post in another section says to program a left navigation button to the Stop button on the Harmony, but that doesn't work the same way with the Premiere as it did with the Series 3. If I push the left nav button, I go back to the menu, but the program continues to play. The only way to stop it from playing is to hit Pause, but then I'm frozen in that program. This seems like such a simple thing. How do I program a stop button?

TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive - $440 shipped

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 00:49
TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive (up to 318 HD hours, 2777 SD hours)

Remote is the newer style from a Premiere. Will also include the original 160GB hard drive.

$400 cash for local pick-up in Los Angeles. $440 shipped to lower 48 states (will refund any difference over $400 after shipping and PayPal fees).

Toggling between a recording and live TV

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 23:35
I haven't figured out an easy way to do this. There must be a better way than going back through Tivo button. :confused:

iOS Developers?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:21
There are a few things in the upcoming iOS that I'd love to get my hands on early if possible. I thought this would be as good a place as any to see if someone has a developer account that they wouldn't mind adding my phone to. (BTW, I am an IT professional so I do understand all the caveats and disclaimers that go along with beta software).

Scott

Tivo Premiere Telnet Problem

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:19
Hello,

I am using the Telnet port on the Tivo to control my Tivo from my Phone/PC.

Recently, since the new update was pushed 20.2.1.1-01-2-746 the Telnet port breaks every 24 hours or so. I havent figured out the exact interval.

I've tried to disable the Network Remote feature and re-enable it again to see if that resolves the issue but it doesnt. The only way I can get it to work again is for me to unplug the Tivo and get it to boot again.

I've also tried the Official Tivo App on my Android; it has the same affect. It doesnt work till I reboot the unit.

Has anyone else seen this? Anyway I can fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Carsten

Comcast DVR w/TiVo service in Boston being turned off

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 21:53
As mentioned at http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/07/c...d-tivo-boston/ and http://blog.tivo.com/2012/06/xfinity...ast-customers/.

From the 2nd URL:
Quote: If you already have the Motorola Comcast DVR with TiVo service in Boston your current TiVo service will end on or about August 1, 2012. Not to worry, we’ve put together a great offer to get you set up with TiVo Premiere at no additional cost and with a lower monthly fee than you pay now! Visit tivo.com/bostonoffer to get your new TiVo Premiere DVR now. So much for what many in the media and Wall Street thought was the Holy Grail for TiVo (contracts w/cable cos)...

Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah on "Chuck") joining Dexter for multi-episode arc...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:12
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Yvonne-S...k-1048796.aspx

WOOOOOO! Aside from a tiny role in that Killer Elite movie, I've never seen her in anything but Chuck so I'm psyched to see what she brings to the show... I said since I came across Chuck that she's one of the hottest people on TV so I'm definitely curious to see what her role on a MA rated cable show will bring (lol).

This is the first piece of Dexter news that actually has me even remotely psyched for the new season--last year was such an epic train wreck and that one particular story direction they're going in had me considering if I was even gonna watch it (mostly just because I feel like the show is getting tired), but this is changing my attitude.

Keep Closed Captioning on Tivo Files Pushed Back to Tivo

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:23
I've been using kttmg and pyTivo to transfer shows from my Tivo Premiere to my computer. My original idea was to offload some of the shows of the Tivo and put them back on the Tivo for future viewing.

The problem I've run into is when I push the shows back to the Tivo, the closed captioning quits working. I find this really odd because the captions are present if I view the files on my computer.

This is what I do:

1. Use kttmg to pull shows from the Tivo
I keep the original encrypted .tivo file and create a decrypted .mpg file.

2. I'm not able to directly confirm the .tivo file has closed captioning, but the .mpg file does have a CC stream that I can view using VLC Media Player. Since the .mpg was generated from the .tivo file, then it stands to reason that the .tivo file contains the closed caption information.

3. I push the original .tivo file using kttmg/pyTivo back to the Tivo. But when I play the show, there is no closed captioning. This doesn't make sense to me.

I've looked around, but all of the threads I can find have more to do with displaying captions once you get them off the Tivo. That's not what I'm dealing with. I'm pulling a .tivo file from the Tivo, then pushing it right back to the Tivo. In the process the closed captions seem to break.

Does anybody have any insight on this? How can I get closed captioning on shows pushed back to the Tivo?

Los Angeles - TiVo TCD652160 HD DVR with Lifetime and 2TB hard drive (318 HD hours)

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:16
I will also include the original 160GB hard drive as a backup to you.

TWO available.

$500 each for local pick up or add $25 for shipping if outside Los Angeles paying with Paypal.

They will go on Ebay after one week.

Test

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:46
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Where's the 'STOP" button on the remote to quickly delete a show I'm watching?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:13
Coming from DISH's excellent DVR, I'm a bit frustrated by Tivo's lack of quick way to stop the show I'm currently watching and delete it.

Currently I would need to hit the Tivo button, it takes me to the Main Menu, Choose My Shows, then find the recording (among hundreds on the list) I was JUST watching and then delete it.

Why can't I just hit stop and then choose to the delete the recording I no longer want to watch?

I do know that if I fast forward to the end of the recording, the delete pop-up windows will show up.. but I don't want to fast forward to the end of the show if I'm no longer interested in it!

Dish Satellite Tv?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 14:59
Will a TIVO PREMIERE XL 150 HD DVR TCD748000 work with Dish Satellite TV? > If not is there a unit that does?> > Thanks> Rangr90

Tivo teams up with Paypal.....

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:44
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...?tag=cnetRiver

Tivo seems to be itching to get back into the shopping arena again. Didn't they try something with Amazon many years ago?

It's an interesting revenue stream for advertisers and I suspect it won't make broadcasters very happy.

Old DirecTV Receivers

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:31
Hello,

I have an issue with some old Directv receivers––two Tivos, one non-Tivo, one of which is HD (not sure which one). Last month in my new place I had Directv installed, after three years living in a place where it was not available. So I’m wondering what I can do with those old receivers. The Directv tech told me the old receivers are worthless, that they cannot be used, sold, scrapped, anything, and the saved shows cannot be copied to other media.

Is this true? What are my options? If you need more information about the receivers, I can provide that as well. And if there is a better forum to post this, please inform me of that as well. And for the record, I legitimately own these; they are not stolen. Thanks for your input.

Intelli-park or not Intelli-park?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:19
I'm looking at maybe buying a WD Green drive, model WD5000AACS. The best I can tell from the WD data sheet is that it does not have Intelli-park so I shouldn't have to run WDIDLE. Can anyone verify that?

Tivo Desktop and excessive post-boot PC hard drive activity

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 12:17
Don't know if this has been covered before... I tried several searches and didn't turn up anything.

Anyone else having issues with MASSIVE (like 3-4 minutes) of 100% PC hard drive activity after boot or resume from hibernation when Tivo Desktop is installed? I'm running Win7 Pro x64 / 4GB / 150GB free HD.

This has been driving me nuts for weeks. Disabling Superfetch and Windows search did not help. I even re-installed Windows thinking it was a Windows issue. That cured it, but apparently only because I didn't re-install Tivo Desktop (see below).

Today I reverted back to my original install (could not re-configre a couple programs easily) and set about trying to figure out what the problem was. I did a selective startup and to make a long story short, disabling and/or uninstalling Tivo Desktop was the cure. I noticed when it uninstalled that it also deleted a HUGE number of cache entries. Perhaps that was the issue... it was writing all those to the cache after boot. Not sure why it should... I have maybe 30 Tivo videos stored and they have remained unchanged for more than 6 months.

But the bottom line is that with Tivo desktop removed (or disabled in System Configuration), my hard drive is idling about 15 seconds after the last desktop widget loads. With Tivo installed, that would have been 3-4 minutes minimum. And it wasn't just excessive HD activity... it maxed out the HD and made anything else very sluggish and un-responsive.

Just thought I'd mention it because it was driving me nuts and the solution was not obvious.

Paul

Poll: Mad Men or Breaking Bad?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:30
So now that summer time is upon us, I plan to catch up on stuff, but these two series are on my list to watch. As I want to intersperse a few movies in there (as well as Big Brother and possibly Glass Houses), I'm not sure if I will have time to do TWO complete series of shows. I've already gotten through 4 or 5 episodes of Mad Men (getting better, but still isn't REALLY grabbing me) and I started to record the Breaking Bad replay that started over the weekend.

So, if you only had time to watch one, which would it be, Breaking Bad or Mad Men?

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