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Famous Scientologists

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 11:13
Some of these are news to me, such as Elizabeth (Peggy Olson) Moss of Mad Men. But then I don't read Star or People, so maybe I'm just behind on the news.


Linux based Home Media applications

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 00:37
I decided to start this thread because while there are not a huge number of people running applications such as Galleon, pyTivo, or HME for Python under Linux, there are still some of us, and perhaps a few lurking in the bushes who would consider dipping their toe into building a Linux server because of the speed, simplicity, expanded feature set, and stability of a Linux server. Others, perhaps may be thinking of hacking their Linux-based NAS boxes so they can run one of the aforementioned apps.

Basically, anything related to Linux and a networked TiVo is open for discussion, here. Anything related to specific features of one of the popular HMO or HME applications is probably better suited to one of the application specific threads elsewhere in the forum, but if your need is to write a script for handling downloaded videos or for starting pyTivo automatically at boot time, running an application under wine, or even getting a greenfield Linux installation set up for use with a TiVo, this is the place to be.

There are several members of this forum who have extensive experience with *nix based systems, and I invite them to participate. I am sure they will be happy to offer assistance to TiVo owners with limited (or no) Linux experience. While I am no Linux expert, I do have some experience with the OS and with interfacing it to TiVo DVRs, and I will be happy to offer my own help as far as I am able.

So, anyone who is interseted or needs help with any aspect of Linux and TiVo ,speak up!

No guide info on mt antenna setup

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 00:36
Im trying to drop my directtv and go to just antenna. I live in a very rural area in northern Nevada and when I scan my channels I end up with about 10 or so unique ones but only 1 shows any guide information. If I get the channel why can't I get a guide to match? I've tried changing my zip code to one closer to salt lake but it just get worse.

Boot bug with latest update

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 00:22
My series 3 rebooted, started playing the THX animation and promptly died. If I click the Tivo button right at the beginning of the THX animation it will bring me to the Tivo menu for a few seconds but then it will reboot. Reading some other threads, it seems like the latest SW update has wreaked havoc. Are there any known fixes for this problem? Any recommended kickstarter codes?

The unit has had a new HDD & repaired PSU for 3 months now with zero problems. All SMART tests pass.

My Series HD is having the exact same issue and it started at exactly the same time (dies a few seconds into the dancing Tivo movie). It has no modifications.

I rebooted both because Netflix streaming was flaky (most programs refused to stream).

Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!


Premiere service transfer is now possible

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 20:39
I called tivo a few months ago & got nowhere trying to transfer an Elite (xl4) into a $6.95 service plan. I figured if I offered to buy it from them maybe they'd let me do the transfer.

I came across a deal on the Elite for $330. I decided to get lifetime & try for the $99 lifetime offer on my S3 (that had the $6.95 service plan). When i called I was offered a deal,
if I bought the unit for $499 from Tivo they'd allow me to transfer it into the $6.95/month plan.
After doing the math, i declined & bought lifetime for $399 and the $99 LT for the S3.

Tivo for tablets not working or listed?

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 19:15
Got AOKP Rom installed so far everything works awesome. But when I goto the market to download Tivo for Tablets, not the regular Tivo app but the one for Tablets its not listed in the market. If I use my nephews TF101 its their but not with my TF300. When I goto Tivo's site it says that it will work with my TF300. Is their something in the AOKP rom that prevents it from working?

Can I use (1) 2TB Partitioned into (2) 1TB sections?

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 17:08
I've upgraded several TiVo HDs by using an internal 1TB drive and an external 1TB drive. I'm pretty sure the answer is "No, stupid!", but I have to ask.

Is it possible to just use ONE 2TB drive and partition it in half -- then do the upgrade and get the 2TB space with just one drive? In effect, tricking the TiVo HD into thinking it's using two 1TB drives. I would disable (take out) the external SATA connector so that no one would try to add another drive.

That's not gonna work, is it?

So, if that doesn't work, what about installing the second 1TB drive INSIDE the TiVo HD. I'm sure I could make it fit and (again) I would disable the external connector. Any thoughts on that idea? I just want to have a maxed out HD without a cumbersome external drive to mess with.



Refurb Tivo Drive upgrade - wait or asap?

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 14:44
I bought a 2nd Premier (with lifetime) during the current Fast-Forward sale and eventually I want to upgrade the drive but I have several questions.

Should I upgrade the drive as soon as I receive the unit or confirm the refurb works for about 30 days and/or wait until the warranty expires. Not sure how reliable the refurbs are.

Also, I've read a lot of pros/cons between the WD EURS, EARX and other drives. What appears to be the most reliable for TP right now?

Thank you in advance for the support/feedback.

tivo 2 tv's

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 12:21
Hi hope im posting in the write part , i have seen some posts about my topic but im still not clear on how to do it , i had my tivo box fitted yesterday in my lounge but i would like to extend it so i can watch it in my bedroom aswell when i looked on the back there is only one rf and that has the aerial going in so how can i do it?


Advanced format drive for a S2 DirecTiVo?

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 09:47
Has anyone successfully used one of the Western Digital AV-GP advanced format drives in a Series 2 DirecTiVo? I'm going to attempt to revive a Hughes HDRV2, and I can get a WD10EURX to use with my Rosewill RC-A-SATA-IDE SATA/IDE adapter for about $100. Is this an exercise in futility, and if so, what currently available drive is among the recommended for a Series 2 with LB48-aware 6.4a software?

Breaking Bad Season 5 Preview (Spoilers)

Sat, 07/07/2012 - 07:30
AMC has a GREAT preview of Season 5....spoliers only for those who have NOT watched previous seasons. No spoilers for S5...

This includes brief interview clips with Walt, Walt Jr., Skyler, Jesse, Hank, and Marie....good stuff.

Upgrade Premiere to XL4 on T-W Cable

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 17:45
I currently have a basic Premiere with $12.99 monthly service and a cable card from Time-Warner that they needed to roll a truck to install. I've ordered an XL4 from Electronics Expo ($314) to replace it since I need more tuners and don't want multiple boxes.

Are they going to need to roll a truck again to move the cable card from one box to the other?, and will Tivo honor my $12.99 rate or will they try and bump me to something higher?

I guess there isn't much of a market for a used Premiere without lifetime service, I'll keep that in the garage as a spare.

TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B w/ Lifetime & 1TB HDD

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 17:33
I'm offering this unit here before I go to eBay. I am the original owner and this unit works perfectly. It was upgraded to a Western Digital AV-GP WD10EVDS HDD in 2010. Unit will come in it's original box with all original accessories.

$375 shipped.

Tivo two tv's

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 17:29
Hi hope im posting in the write part , i have seen some posts about my topic but im still not clear on how to do it , i had my tivo box fitted yesterday in my lounge but i would like to extend it so i can watch it in my bedroom aswell when i looked on the back there is only one rf and that has the aerial going in so how can i do it?


Attempting to recover my WD1600AVBS hard drive

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 17:20
We lost our TCD652160 the other night and I tracked it down to the hard drive no longer spinning. The power supply is fine though (I hooked up another SATA drive from some spare parts and it spun right up). Upon further investigation of the WD1600AVBS drive I found that the printed circuit board appears to have slightly melted the foam backing right at the "D1" chip on the board. My hunch therefore is that the issue is not the spindle, but the PCB.

Here's my question. Does anyone know whether the PCB on one of these drives can be swapped? If, say, I purchase a used TCD652160 with the exact same stock drive, can use that PCB to help bring my existing drive back to life?

Thanks for any advice.

FIVB World League volleyball

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 15:17
For those of you into volleyball, take note that although the World League matches being shown right now have 2010 date info, they are in fact 2012 World League matches.

Tour de France Important Weekend Programming Note

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:04
The live coverage for the Tour de France this weekend (July 7-8) will NOT be on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). It WILL be on the peacock itself, NBC, and is scheduled for 4 hours (8am-noon EDT, 5am-9am PDT).

Note that even if you have set Season Passes for both NBCSN and NBC, if the NBCSN Season Pass is higher priority, your TiVo will automatically try to record the first NBCSN showing, which will be a 2-hour version starting at noon EDT. You need to manually force the the NBC version to record.

Episodes "Pucks!" (7/1/12) [SPOILERS]

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 10:27
Is anyone still watching Joey 2.0? It has some humorous moments.

"Hey, you've got some butter on your pants."

"Yep, that's butter."

Still underwhelmed by the horsey-faced Brit girl, though.

Generally poor tivo applications

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 10:08
Why are the apps like netflix and hulu plus on tivo generally poor compared to on other platforms like ps3 and roku? I love my tivo but everytime I try to use hulu plus it is maddeningly slow compared to my ps3 and even my roku. Netflix is mostly okay. I guess in general I get mostly frustrated with the slowness of tivo. I know it's handling a lot but it's just too slow in general. I'll probably just stick with using my ps3 and roku boxes for non-tivo services. I certainly wish tivo could be my only media box. I'm sure it will never happen but it would be cool to have tivo and roku form a partnership and roku would provide all the 3rd party apps and channels.

Netflix q: how do I browse instant queue?

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 07:16
Using the obtuse new Netflix app how do I browse my 100 queued shows full screen? God am I stuck going left-right one movie at a time on thE top row of the main screen?


Any help much appreciated