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My S3 suddenly thinks my service is not active

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 22:03
My S3-- as of a day or two ago-- no longer thinks it has active service. Looking on tivo.com, my account is in good standing and that box was last billed for monthly service on 5/27. There was a network outage 2 nights ago, but aside from that it's phoned home every day, including this afternoon.

Has anyone run into this before? I tried calling TiVo customer service just now but they're closed for the evening.


Hulu plus not loading shows

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 21:41
My Hulu Plus was working fine during the free trial period but now nothing wil load. Also, a few series that I have put into my queue via PC don't show up on my TIVO. Anyone else having issues with being able to access Hulu? It's very frustrating to be unable to use a service I paid for. :(

Are "dead" drives really dead?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 21:04
Hello, everyone.

After many years of faithful service, my Series 2 has begun the GSOD-reboot-GSOD cycle and it's time for a new drive. A hopeful question to any members who might have dealt with this before: when the hard drive in a Tivo gets to this point, is it still possible to copy the entire drive to a new one? (The Tivo is presently unplugged and won't be turned on again until I install a new drive.) Many thanks in advance to any and all who respond! :)

Sony SVR-3000 TiVo lifetime - $25 (mead Colorado))

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 18:19
I saw this ad for Tivos with lifetime. I didn't want to drive 35 miles each way to buy them, but thought maybe someone else up that direction could drive there and save them from the trash heap. I just talked to him and he said that is where they are going tomorrow, 6/21/2012 . His phone number is listed on the craigslist ad.
Mead is up in Weld County in the north east corner of Colorado. Actually Mead is in the south east corner of the county, so not far from Denver. (35miles according to the web. ) I didn't ask him about shipping, but I imagine he wouldn't be interested, as he sounds very busy.

"Sony SVR-3000 TiVo lifetime - $25 (mead)
Date: 2012-06-04, 5:43PM MDT
Reply to: scq72-3057697032@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
2 of them both with remotes and wireless adapter "

don't contact me about them, I don't have them.

how to transfer copyrighted video to computer

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 17:20
I haven't used this in a while but I transfer stuff to laptop then over to Ipod. I looked today and everything is copyrighted so it won't transfer(using I-Tunes). what up brother....:confused:

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks is 'The Choice'?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 16:50
My wife and I are flipping channels the other day and came across this show that looked like a ripoff of 'The Voice.' We watch for a minute as four guys in rotating chairs listen to the 'talent' go on about how awesome or fun they are. Since the women who were auditioning had some obvious intellectual shortcomings we continued to flip channels.

Fast forward to today where I am in the break room at work when I see a promo for this show. Talks about Mike 'The Situation' being on the next episode. Huh?

What is the point of the competition? After the guys choose their picks, what do they do with them?

My best guess is this is a talent show rather than a singing competition, and maybe these guys run talent agencies for models or some-such. But then they have 'The Situation' on?

Can anyone feel me in?

Running Movieloader on a Pogoplug?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 13:51
I have a few S2 DTivos that I am thinking about moving from 6.2a to 6.4a because of the issues with the locals. Losing MRV is a bit of a blow, but I am thinking of using Movieloader with 4.2a as suggested by others here. Currently the only dedicated server I have on my home network is a Pogoplug Pro running Archlinux. I use this to extract files from my DTivos as they start getting full using mfs_ftp.

Does anyone know if movieloader can be run on a pogoplug or some other low power embedded type of server? I am not crazy about installing a full computer/server on my home network just to enable movieloader if possible...

Once Upon A Time - Casting News *possible spoiler*

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 12:10
Apparently Emilie De Ravin has been upgraded to a series regular for next season!


Eureka "Smarter Carter" June 18, 2012

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 09:09
I really enjoyed this one, even though I wasn't happy with power hungry Andy and smarter Carter both being "evil" or at least amoral. Early in the episode I thought the coffee was the trigger for Carter's brain boost, but I incorrectly attributed it to the new roast he was given by Vincent.

The scene where Kevin tells Jack that his uncle is prejudiced was carried off especially well.
"Against white people?"
"No, against dumb people... No offense"

What really got my attention though was the preview for next week.

Spoiler: They showed what looked like an evil, or at least angry, Holly. When Zane first revealed that someone was still in the simulation it seemed that it must be the Senator as we'd last seen her wandering in an empty Eureka. After that point we only saw Holly, and no mention of the senator. Perhaps this has been the Senator all along, and her pushing to become more "real" is her plan for escaping her banishment to the empty simulation.

Never did trust that shifty Daenerys Targaryen character...

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 06:34
Daenerys Targaryen: Wrong For Dragons, Wrong For The Realm

[somewhat spoilery if you aren't current on the Game of Thrones show]

Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 04:00
Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?
I want to be able to have ps3 controls for xbox 360, and don't tell me crossfire, there is a small delay with that interface. Maybe in Japan or china someone sells such a controller?


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Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 03:59
Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?
I want to be able to have ps3 controls for xbox 360, and don't tell me crossfire, there is a small delay with that interface. Maybe in Japan or china someone sells such a controller?

Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 03:58
Where to get a ps3 controller for 360?
I want to be able to have ps3 controls for xbox 360, and don't tell me crossfire, there is a small delay with that interface. Maybe in Japan or china someone sells such a controller?

Big staff shake-up on Hardcore pawn

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 23:45
Likely a scripted event, Les the owner brought all the employees together and announced an ultimatum. The next employee who screws up would be fired.

Turns out that Rich the goateed, wild hair do'ed dude screws up several times during the episode. If you watch the show you may or may not agree that Rich is one of the most level headed people on the show and supposedly has 25 years of tenure with the store.

In my opinion Les and his two grown kids who run the store are certifiable whack jobs, at least that's the way the show is scripted to look.

The Rich situation is a pretty juicy minor cliff-hanger for the coming weeks, I'll be tuning in the see how it goes.

Tivo showed welcome screens but nothing else

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:14
So, our TV screen was black. For a few reboots in a row, our S3 played the welcome/powering up/almost there screens but then the screen would go black and we'd get nothing else--no TiVo startup video, no NPL, no menus, no Live TV, nothing.

The TV obviously worked just fine with DVD, xbox, Wii, etc., which is why we're guessing it's the TiVo. Everything is plugged in the same as always. Then on a third reboot it all went perfectly.

As a point of interest, we have it connected to a 1TB external hard drive and have never had any issues with it.

Is our TiVo dying? Is there anything we can do? Was it just a glitch?

I've tried googling but I'm on my phone so am having some difficulties.

If it's on it's death bed I want to prepare by moving what we can to the Premiere and/or TiVo Desktop...


Time for new activation to become fully functional

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:09
Does anyone have any recent experience with how long it takes for a new activation to become fully functional? i.e. multi-room viewing, etc.

The new TiVo shows up on my account on the web site but under the future payment plan column it says, "We're still processing your activation. Try again in 24 hours."

On the DVR preferences page I have Video Sharing and "Video Downloads" enabled but the DVR doesn't seem to know about it yet. Attempts to MRV fail with an error message that the DVR must be on my account first and miscellaneous other video stuff isn't working yet. All the major features work and the DVR does know that it has lifetime service. I was also able to transfer season passes via the online season pass manager (though they're all scrambled on the priority).

I'm wondering if this will take hours, days, or a week?

Tivo Comcast/Xfinity HBO and Game of Thrones

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 16:11
So I have now like most members wathed my Season 2 and no longer have a need for HBO until Season 3. I have paid my monthly dues to have them stored on my TIVO. I have not been able to find the answer and apprecite the input...

What happens to the copyright material "Season 2 G.o.T." once I drop my subscription to HBO? Do I loose them? do they stay on my TIVO unless I accidently remove them?

Keep in mind having paid $93 for three months of service between the three. I OWN this material now, or should at any rate. I am not keen on losing it because HBO thinks they should retain the rights.

Add Time To Recording Option

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 12:22
Has TiVo ever addressed the fact that in the "add time to a recording" part of the software, the added time jumps from 1 1/2 hours straight to 3 hours?

I recorded the Michigan NASCAR race on Sunday and opted to add 1 and 1/2 hours. Luckily, I just caught Dale Jr. finishing his burnouts after winning, but missed all the post race interviews, analysis, etc.

Adding 3 hours would have conflicted with other recordings. I would have loved to add 2 hours, but it wasn't an option.

Go refurb 45hr or new 70hr Premiere?

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 11:35
I've been putting off getting a Premiere (series 2 lifetime subscriber) for too long, and now that we just ditched our old bedroom tube TV for a new HD screen I think it's about time.

The question is should I go with one of the refurb 45hr models for $79, or get one of the new 75hr ones for $150? How likely am I to want the 75hrs over the 45? How easy is HD upgrading now? (it was pretty easy as I recall in the series 2 days).

Besides the hard drive is there any other potential benefit- chipset revision, or who knows what- to getting a "new" Premiere?

I'm going to be adding the $399 LT sub, so saving $70 on the hardware may not be the hugest concern, but saving is saving.

What do you think?

Do you get used to the 30 second scan vs. skip?

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 08:06
From what I've read, the 30-second skip feature, which I love to use on our Series 2, has gone the way of the dinosaurs.

What's been people's experience in transitioning from one to the other?

I'm one of those people who values clever GUIs and gets irritated by pet features being dropped. I also dislike fast forwarding, being subject to a barrage of fast images! I can see myself being distracted by the change!

Or, is there a way of resurrecting the 30-second skip on the Premieres?