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DirecTV TiVo from weaknees.com?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:33
Has anyone had any experience, good or bad, with activating a 3rd party purchase for DirecTV TiVo?

Upgrading from SD TiVo to HD TiVo. Any way to migrate thumbs-up and thumbs-down?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:00
Upgrading from SD TiVo to HD TiVo after 5 years. Is there any way to migrate all the thumbs-up and thumbs down preferences?


TiVo gives the ability to reset preferences, how about some way to migrate preferences?


Five movies a week, over five years, is more than 1000 movies.

Is there any way to see that info? (Via menus, apps, Linux commands or 3rd party apps?)

TiVo Central > Find Programs > TiVo Suggestions.

That only shows a list of current movies, like five or 10. *Where is the list of all 1000 + movies with thumbs up and thumbs down?

It was a convenient way to keep track of movies watched.

Old TiVo: DirecTV TiVo R10 still works great!

FIOS DVR vs. Tivo Xl4--multiple simultaneous

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:24
We loved our DirectTV with Tivo, but were forced to drop it because DirectTV dropped support of the box.

One bothersome thing about the FIOS DVR is that it will actually record the exact same show at the exact same time on two different channels. (Less incredible is that it will record the same episode twice in the same day, but we had to let the old Tivo do that with some shows because the show's description was not enough for TIVO to distinguish episodes, and so never recorded any but the first)

We are saving up our money for an XL4, but I got to wondering, would the XL4 do the same thing. We can't use our old experience because the duplicate channels are due to HD (which I don't care about) and SD being broadcast at the same time for the same show on two different channels. We did not have HD on the DirectTV.

Question: is the XL4 smart enough (we are running FIOS) to not record the same show at the same time on two different tuners? Maybe it would solve if the XL4 would let me specify SD only?

To TIVO or NOT to TIVO!?

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:38
Hi, new to this forum. I may have ditched DISH Satellite too soon (after over a decade). I hadn't thought of the inconveniences we would encounter. The reason we finally cancelled was because, other than local stations, the only other stations we watched were LIFETIME (wife) and ESPN and FOXNEWS (myself). Ridiculous IMO to pay over $100.00 for 2 stations (we now have OTA with indoor antennas with a much better HD picture quality than with satellite). We are in San Antonio, TX and receive 22 stations (6 hispanic) crystal clear!

Now for the problem/inconvenience- I assumed we would be able to use our DVD recorders to record the local stations at our convenience. Well, we CANNOT! Our 2 brand new HD/3D LG Tv's have no video outputs (only inputs-except for an optical audio output). I googled and found that this is by design to FORCE us to cable/satellite/TIVO etc.(Receivers with outputs). They even stopped selling DVD recorders WITH DIGITAL ATSC tuners to make it further IMPOSSIBLE to record. I previously had a Panasonic DVD recorder with a digital tuner (had no use-at the time for the tuner since it was hooked up to satellite receiver) I had paid $169.00 for it approx. 4 years ago-they are now selling on Amazon(used) for over $700.00(with digital tuners). Saw some today on Amazon for over (900.00) and E-bay with starting bids at $200 which will hit the ceiling I'm sure! Wow, are we being manipulated!!

OK! Rant Over!! Is Tivo the best option? We were considering the cheaper Premier model for $99.00 and $14.95 per month. It only has a 320 GB and 45 hours of HD recording. That's ok for us since even with DVD recording we watched/erased often. How easy does the TIVO record and erase. Is the local channel guide convenient (since we will have it connected ONLY to the OTA input). Is it better to purchase directly through the TIVO website or through alternates (Amazon etc.) Any advice will be appreciated. We were looking forward (1 year ago) to purchasing the NEW ON MARKET BLU RAY DVD RECORDER (with ATSC tuner) to record. They are off the market(never made it to our market)in the US, but are selling well in Japan/Korea etc. It's not the fault of the makers-Panasonic/ LG etc. They simply understand that there is no market for them in the U.S. because of the aforementioned.

Guide Data: Different times for SD and HD

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 14:58
I am on an archaic cable system here in the Colorado mountains. I believe it is some type of TWC franchise.

First off, they don't provide the Denver locals in HD. They claim they can't get them due to some type of legality with a satellite company.

What's really torquing me is the guide data being provided. Sometimes the SD and HD times are the same for some stations, sometimes they're different. Even when they're the same, they're wrong and off by at least one (1) hour, if not more. Most of the times they are wrong!

Any suggestions on who to contact for either issue?

The Newsroom "Bullies" 7/29/12

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:05
Overall I liked this episode, but it didn't seem to fit the character we've seen thus far to have McAvoy relentlessly attacking the person he was interviewing like he did, especially given that he was really talking about someone else's policies.

True Blood "Somebody That I Used to Know" 7/29/12

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:01
I don't know what I think of this episode yet.

I agree with the poster from last week that said the producers are very good at making it seem like something really good will come NEXT week.

Was I the only one that thought the whole pack master thing was supposed to be a fight?

Z

Series 2 - TV Guide won't show up!

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:42
I have a Humax Series 2 (DRT800). Software version 9.3.2-01-2-595.

When I press the "Guide" button, it doesn't display the TV lineup like it should. Instead, it only shows information about the current program being shown.

This button worked properly for years and years, and now suddenly won't work!

I tried rebooting, and connecting to the Tivo service for updates, but still the same problem.

Any ideas?

Does Premiere HDMI communicate with Sony Bravira TVs

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 06:23
I have a 5 year old Tivo HD which I have always connected with component cables. I have a new Sony Bravia TV which gives integrated control and higher resolution if I use the HDMI connection. I tried this but find the HDMI output from the Tivo is dead.
I contacted a repair agent who said this was a known problem with the Tivo HD and the HDCP handshake especialy with Sony TVs. At his instruction I tried new cables, powering up and down and changing Tivo output foremat. Nothing helped.
If I purchase a new Premiere will it now negotiate the handshake and communicate with the Sony ? What has been people's recent experience ? I looked on previous threads and found people with HDMI problems but no real solutions.

How to recover photo, video or files from DC, Flash Card and Hard Disk partition.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 05:36
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Rename files using tivoftpd

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 02:42
Am I the only one who sometimes gets irritated that tivo's ftp daemon can't rename files? It finally got the better of me, so I've added RNFR/RNTO commands and here's tivoftpd re-compiled for Series 1.
(Source attached if you want to compile for MIPS.)

Tested in Filezilla, CoreFTP and Notepad++

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Attached Files tivoftpd-20120730-ppc.zip (55.6 KB) tivoftpd-20120730-src.zip (19.2 KB)

Breaking Bad S05E03 "Hazard Pay" OAD 7.29.12

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 22:14
Didn't see a thread.

Can someone explain the Victor comment at the end?

Audio issue

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 22:14
This is a little OT, but I'm hoping someone here can help. I have an optical audio connection from my Premiere to my Sony receiver and Component vid to the TV. (Using the TiVo HDMI output for something else.) Receiver is set for DD. Sound is fine on all cable channels and every broadcast channel except two. As far as I know these two channels are both in DD, at least it says so on the info screen. One is NBC (Los Angeles). I can actually get all of the Olympics audio with the TiVo set to DD, but very few of the commercials. But for most other NBC programs I am forced to go into the TiVo settings and switch to PCM which is a pain in the butt.

Any suggestions or explanations?

Big Brother - 7/29/2012

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 20:07
I'm not quite done yet, but wanted to chime in with two things before I forget.

Brittany looked amazing in her gym outfit, and downright sinful on the booty scooter.

And that was a very smart move on Dan's part in his selection for the sushi party.

The tongue competition was pretty gross, though.

TIVO Website - Billing History

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 18:35
I'm trying to access my billing history on TIVO's website but when I click on that link, a blank page is returned - completely empty except for a title which states BILLING HISTORY. When I contacted TIVO about this they told me it was either a problem with my computer or browser. I tried accessing the page on 3 different pcs, using 2 different browsers (Firefox & IE), as well as an Android device and all of them respond the same - nothing is returned on the page. TIVO insists it's my error - anyone have success getting this page?

Upgraded TiVo Premiere (318 Hrs HD) + Lifetime + Extended Warranty Thru 11/25/13

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 18:26
Well, The XL sold, so now I'm offering my original upgraded Premiere. 2TB drive for 318 hrs of HD, original Premiere Remote, and original drive, plus the TiVo extended warranty through 11/25/2013.

Starting eBay price is 499 + shipping, or Buy It Now for $650 + shipping.

Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230832285867...84.m1555.l2649

Tivo xl4 Vs. HTPC

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 17:30
I am hoping I can get a little advice from people more knowledgeable then me.
For the past two years I have had a tivo with rcn but on Thursday I am finally getting fios which of course does not offer tivo. So that leaves me with two choices the xl4 or build an htpc. I really like the look of wmc, dont hate tivo but it comes down to cost and what I am getting for that price. I can get a new xl4 on ebay for about $350 , the max I could spend on an htpc would be about $450 or $500. I am sure I could build a fine pc for that price but I need a tuner that takes a cable card so that (I believe) leaves me with Ceton or SiliconDust for $200 so I am down to $300. I recently built a desktop for over $1500 with an i5-2500k which would be more then enough but it is often used while someone is watching tv. Then there is reliability. I have read many reviews of people having problems with the tuners, I have never had a problem with my tivo. I wouldn't want to spend $500 and end up with a headache. So i guess it boils down to three questions. 1. Could I build a quality htpc for $300? 2. If anyone has used either device how reliable are they? 3. If you have used tivo and WMC is the extra $150 + worth it? I know there is a service fee ($12) but I only have about $500 available right now.
Thanks for your help.

Program info runs out even with successful download?

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 17:13
I have a tivo HD, i moded it once with a 1TB drive, and then again with a 2TB drive. It has run very well for over a year now.

Over the past few months I've noticed that it has been giving me warnings that program info is running out. I go in and check and my tivo connected successfully within about a day of this warning. That just hasn't made any sense. If it connected successfully, wouldn't it have about 2 weeks of program info on it?

I rebooted the tivo once and that seemed to make the warning go away, but then in 2 weeks it came back. I checked and again said it was successful.

I just ignored it, then it went away on its own. The 3rd time i checked and it said failed, so i did a manual connect. Successful again, and in a few days the warning went away.

Well today it said it failed and gave an s03 error. I did some searching and found that most likely this is a hard drive issue. I "unfortunately" read that if you do a guided setup and change zipcodes this might fix it, well now i'm stuck in guided setup loop where it can't complete successfully, and if i pull the plug and reboot it goes right back to guided setup.

Any way to get it to stop going to guided setup?

I pulled the drive and read with dd_rescue I can copy the drive byte for byte, and its doing that right now. I bet it will take 20hours to complete. My 2nd question is, if it isn't able to recover these bad sectors that are causing the s03 error, will I just get the same errors? Is there a way for me to force tivo to reinstall the software with "kickstart"? Will I lose all of my recordings when i do get the software re-synced up?

Thanks guys.

cisco 4642HCD will not change channels

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 16:22
I need help in setting up my cisco 4642HCD with my series 2DT. it won't change channels.

Both TiVo's froze and rebooted at same time

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 16:18
Today, just before 4:00p CDT, both of my TiVo Premieres froze and rebooted. They were both recording only one channel (Olympics on our local OTA NBC affiliate). On one of the Tivo's, we were just watching live TV on another channel. Without any warning, the picture froze, then a minute later, the TiVo rebooted.

I wanted to make sure that the other TiVo hadn't been interrupted and found that it had also rebooted about 5 minutes earlier than the one we were watching.

I didn't observe any sort of power issues at the time. They just rebooted with no warning.

Any ideas?

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