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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:16
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TiVo HDTV Series 3 has crashed/rebooted several times in one day

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:55
My TiVo model TCD652160 has crashed at least 9 times today. By "crashed" I mean it just reboots it's self. Two shows that recorded consecutively were 3 and 4 pieces each - I noticed this when I got home today after being away for the night. Then it crashed during live TV, then it crashed when I tried to re-record the same two shows concurrently, about 15 minutes into the recording. Now it's trying to still record the same shows after the reboot but I've cancelled this since the recordings are ruined.

I do not have any after market hard drive or drive expansion or anything. It's just the 160 GB drive it came with. I got it from eBay for $50 about 6 months ago when I was forced to upgrade to digital cable by Comcast. It was a refurbished unit I think because it came in a generic looking box but it had manuals still sealed up and the remote was new with new batteries.

It has never done this before. It's been rock solid since I got it. It has one MCard and no tuning adapter and it uses ethernet.

I do have an unused 250 GB SATA drive I can install if the internal drive is going bad. I just never bothered to upgrade it since it's not that much more space.

Last second update: It crashed while typing this post on live TV with no recordings. That makes 10 crashes today. My TiVo is sick :(

Does anyone have any ideas other than trying a new hard drive? I am pretty sure it's out of warranty but I don't know how to check.

Hell on Wheels 9/23/12 "The White Spirit"

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:39
The opening credits are just starting to roll, and already I say "Well. Didn't see THAT coming."

I guess last week, the Swede was up to more than just being a trickster. More Coyote than Loki, perhaps? :D

Audio problem with Premiere and Vizio Sound Bar

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:56
I have a Premiere hooked up to a Vizio Sound Bar via an optical cable. The Sound Bar won't play any live TV or recorded audio but it does play Tivo sound effects and even the Tivo startup video.

Netflix audio also plays through the sound bar.

Live TV and recordings do not.

Any ideas?

64th Prime Time Emmy Awards - LIVE with spoilers

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:50
It's almost time for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards (20012)

This will be a LIVE watching party with SPOILERS. You have been suitably warned.

Freeview boz for tivo

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:34
Foolishly I gave away my freeview box that worked with my tivo,

Ive since bought a new one a Goodmans, but no way would the IR blaster work it:-(

Anyone know a currently available freeview box that will definitely be on the tivo working code for IR blaster list?

thx

n

cable-card pairing on a re-build

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:41
using Cox M cable-card in a Tivo HD that I have just put a brand new hard drive in (WD10EURS), with a .tbk image used from this site.
I get a warning page when I try to record anything that says: "Hardware Problem - please restart or rerun guided setup"
I have done that twice (just to prove I am an idiot), with no luck.
Is this warning likely due to the fact that I need the cable company to re-pair the cable-card, or is this a problem with the new hard disc?
thanks

Doctor Who "The Power of Three" 9/22/12

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:18
I thought this was an "ok" episode but I am ready for the Doctor to move on from the Ponds.

I did find it highly amusing that they popped out in the middle of a party they were hosting "for 7 weeks".

Nice tie-in to Lethbridge-Stewart as well.

New Premiere XL4

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:13
So just picked up a new XL4 from BBY. I have a couple questions and hopefully someone can help provide me some suggestions.

1. The Premiere I replaced the XL4 with had an old $6.99 plan on it and the CSR told me I can't move it over. I have read a couple comments on here that people had success around this. Any suggestions?

2. Any suggestions on whether the TiVo extended warranty for $39.99 for 3 yrs or the BBY warranty for $69.99 for 4 yrs. Are people's experiences that BBY usually replaces Tivos or do they actually service them. Any positive/negative experiences regarding Tivos warranty?

Thanks for the help!

Advertising insertion in re-runs

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:01
I'd heard about this being done before, like putting a brand name soda label over a generic can, but I just saw an ad inserted in a re-run of How I Met Your Mother that kinda jumped out at me.

I was watching an episode from 2008, "The Bracket". Barney's on the sidewalk taking to someone, Lily I think, and behind them is a wall with posters advertising Looper. Considering the movie isn't out yet, it was a little jarring. That's when I checked and saw it was an episode from 2008. Searching online showed that HIMYM had featured this type of digital ad insertion before.

There's been a few times watching a show that I thought a particular product showed up a little too perfect, clear or aimed at the camera, but this was the first time I'd seen one that was pretty obvious, and for a product that didn't exist at the time the show was filmed.

When watching older shows I tend to read bilboards or movie marquees in the background as they will often place the show at a particular time. As long as this only shows up in sitcom re-runs I'm not bothered by it. If they have Marilyn going to see The Hobbit in Seven Year Itch though I'll be pretty annoyed.

Tivo Locking up

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 08:59
Hello,

Just got two brand new Premiere units. Been about 5 years since I've had tivo. Glad I'm back!

I completed the guided setup on both. One functions perfectly, one is unusable. In my troubleshooting steps, I left the Coax off of the tivo and it runs just fine...but of course, without cable I can't use it.

When I plug the cable back in, restart, it gets all the way to the menus. I can see video coming from the channel it's tuned to, but menus are so slow that I can't scroll back and fourth...

I've tried moving it downstairs to the cable outlet that does work on the other Tivo and the same thing happens.

Any other troubleshooting do you think I should do? Or call support....

Season Pass channel settings

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 08:14
I am FINALLY replacing the SD tv in the Living room to a HDTV. Since all the season passes on the Tivo that is connected to that tv are on the SD channels is there a easy way to "edit" the season passes so I can change to the HD channel without having to delete all of them and redo them?

Haven - Season 3

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 04:58
When I heard that they were moving Haven to the fall, I was pretty sure season 3 would be its last. I really like the show, but the ratings were low in the summer, did Syfy think it would fair better in the fall with all of the network shows to compete with?

Anyway, after watching the first episode of season 3, I'm certain this will be the last season. 301 was the most poorly written, and acted Haven I've seen. I was shocked at how bad it was. Emily Rose is pretty good as a bad ass FBI agent, but tie her up and require her to show some fear and emotion, uggh. And I know its low budget, but I really think I could have done better special effects on my home computer. I hope this season gets better fast.

Youtube problem

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 01:33
I have recently started having problem with youtube's search option. When I am searching for something, the search displays nothing on the screen. Once in a while it works but it is random. I tried everything to get it working but no luck. even the custorm service couldn't help me with that. Is anybody else experiencing the same problem or it is just me. By the way, I am still able to use the other options on the youtube like the featured videos and play them with no problem. My only problem for now is the search option itself. Please help.

SNL 9/22/12 Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Mumford & Sons

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 00:00
Live with Kelly & Michael
Joseph Gordon-Levitt monologue
America's Undecided Voter
Tres Equis
Caricatures P.I.
Tres Equis
Tommy Bergamont Master Hypnotist
g.o.b. Tampons
Mumford & Sons performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..What Are You Doing?
..More Top Stories
..Assad's Two Best Friends From Growing Up
..More Top Stories
..Ann Romney
..More Top Stories
..Stephen A. Smith
Four Guys Reminisce
The Finer Things
Mumford & Sons performs
We Present Her To You
Powers Realty

Cold open was meh for me.

Really enjoyed the monologue, Undecided Voter, Tres Equis, oh god g.o.b. Tampons was a riot!

"I'm kookoo for boner puffs!"

Premiere audio

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:28
I have a Premiere 2-tuner and a LG 37LH30 TV. To listen to audio via the analog-only stereo receiver:

TiVo -> HDMI -> TV -> S/PDIF -> DAC -> analog stereo -> stereo receiver

If I do this, the stereo system is synced perfectly with the TV.

TiVo -> analog stereo -> stereo receiver

If I do this, the stereo system audio is about 0.2 seconds ahead of the TV.

This is easily demonstrated by un-muting the TV speakers--in case 1, it's perfect; case 2 gives me that annoying delay.

Any idea why? I can't tell a quality difference (after all, it's not bouncing around an analog signal), but going through the TV definitely lowers the volume level going into the stereo receiver.

Thanks!

PS--The DAC is because the TV's audio output is S/PDIF only.

Fios Humax Single Tuner Dvd Watch One Record Another

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:16
We used to have Charter cable until about 2 months ago and while we had it we were able to watch live tv via our old Sony VCR while recording another show using the TIVO. Now that we have switched to FIOS we seem to have lost that capability. I can't tell if it is due to the tech screwing up how I had the cables set up or if there is some issue with FIOS. I have tried a number of cable configurations but I can't get it to do what it used to.

Any ideas.

The TV is old and only has RF antenna input, and S-VIDEO input and an 2 rca type inputs.

Any ideas.

American Horror Story: Asylum

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:42
Does anyone know if season 2 of American Horror Story will have an entirely different name? I'm just wondering if I should just make a ARWL or leave my season pass as is?

My THR22-100 just went caput on me...

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 19:11
Has anyone else had this problem? My THR just popped up with a purple screen saying it has a serious problem that can't be fixed and has to reformat the hard drive. I had to reformat it and lost everything. I called Directv, but they were no help. I tried resetting twice, but it just went back to the purple screen. The wife is so upset. I've only had this thing for 10 months. I had my old directivos, three of them, for over eight years and never once had a problem like this. I have three of these. The other two, knock on wood, appear to still be working.

Has anyone else seen this? Did I get a lemon, or is this a one time thing? Do I need to return it and get a new one?

Thanks.
Joe

Extra recordings in HD Recordings Folder

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 16:21
There are a number of recordings in the HD Recordings folder I know I did not setup for recording. Anyone else see the same thing?

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