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Any had trouble transferring TSN's?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:49
My 240 Series 2 power supply is gone again for the second time. Everywhere I've looked so far has them, but for 69.00 bones. The last time (2 years ago) I had to replace it the PS was only 25 bucks. Wow for inflation, huh?

At any rate, I've been looking around and it seems like I can buy an old Series 2 for less than the cost of the PS. I've even seen THDs for less. When I googled the transfer of the TSN I found this.

From everything I've seen it looks like I can do the transfer if it's only for a S1,2,3, or HD. Anyone actually done it?

Old HR20s, R10

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:47
Any suggestions about what to do with a few HR20's that I'll no longer be using, as well as a R10? The former are not Directivos, just Directv DVRs and the latter is an old Directivo without service. I no longer subscribe to Directv.

Aside from yanking the drives, and perhaps the power supplies (probably can be modified to make nice bench AC to DC power supplies for various kinds of gadgets) I can't think of much. But they do have network cards, drive controllers, etc I suppose and I hate to just recycle them for metal if there's something else that could be done.


upgrade TiVo

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:04
I have a 45 hour TiVo Premiere and I wanted to know what the largest amount of gigs I can hook up to it externally is?

Newbee- Not receiving standard digital channels

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:32
New tivo user with Longview Kilgore cable co. Cable tech hooked up tivo but left before download completed. We only receive hd channels no standard. Any suggestions? Cable tech is coming tomorrow and their knowledge of tivo seems limited.

Tivo HD won't kickstart

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:44
We had a couple of power outages the other day, and although I have this particular TiVo HD on a surge suppressor, when the power came back, the machine won't stay up for more than a few minutes before rebooting.

I'm trying to get it to kickstart, but no matter how I time the button presses, it simply won't kickstart. I've also tried removing the DVR Expander with the same result.

Is there any way to get past this issue? I'd at least like to see if I can give the drives a scan before I give up on it.

Newroom S01E05 "Amen" 7/22/2012

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:52
I think this is my favorite episode so far.

The intensity seemed more in place with the reporters at risk than last weeks episode where they seemed to make just a bit too much out of whether or not to jump in with the early unconfirmed report of the Congresswoman's death. (Yes you want to be right, but it'd hardly ruin the news division or Will himself if they'd gotten the call wrong)

Also when Will went to meet the tabloid reporter to pay her off I was wondering if it was going to be a sting. Catch her taking hush money and expose it. Probably wouldn't have worked; trying to expose the people attacking you, but it's what I was thinking.

Episodes - Season 2 thread

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 07:55
I gave up waiting for someone to start a thread and figured I would do it myself!

I love this show. Everyone in it is perfect. It is wickedly funny. Where's the love for it on TCF? am I the only one watching?

screen.itcl on Series 1

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 05:22
Has anyone had any luck running the "screen" module in TW or TWP? Or is it just fubar on series 1s?


Pixelation - bad blocks

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 23:33
On my series 3 with some recordings I get pixelation enough to make it unwatchable. I suspect bad blocks. Should TiVo deal with these automatically? Is there any way to force an fsck?

Pixelation - bad blocks

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 23:32
On my series 3 with some recordings I get pixelation enough to make it unwatchable. I suspect bad blocks. Should TiVo deal with these automatically? Is there any way to force an fsck?


Breaking Bad S05E02 "Madrigal" OAD 7.22.12

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 22:16
Decent episode -- just basic "plot building" which I expected to happen.

Also, the Super-Magnet-Truck wasn't really needed (despite what Walt thought), as Fring's notebook was definitely encrypted.

I liked how the writers created the catch-22 for Mike getting back in.

Can't wait to see where they start cooking again.

Have we seen the end of the German company's involvement?

moving next week

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 22:12
wife and i will be sharing a townhouse with my brother-in-law starting next week and have a question we have 2 tivo one xl and one standard using tivo wireless g adapter currently. would like to know if using a new wireless N router could i go something like the linksys WET610N Dual-Band wireless N One Port Wi-Fi Bridge with out any problems in the place. any help would be greatly appreciated.

PyTivo- Files won't transfer

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 20:04
Tivo will see my files on my PC but nothing will transfer. This is a fresh install. Any idea what I did wrong? I followed the instructions and I think I did everything correctly.

Big Brother - ep05 - 7/22/2012

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 20:04
Wow, I never watched the Survivor with Willie's brother, but I hope woman ever procreates with that family. Apparently they have mental issues. What an ass. Glad to see him go.

Kindle Fire Owners: Receive a free $1 Amazon MP3 credit when downloading Tivo app?

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 18:59
I have no information regarding any offer but when I downloaded the Tivo app to my Kindle Fire I got a $1 Amazon MP3 credit sent to my email. YMMV.

Tivo Proxy Server

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 18:07
Hi, I'm writing a simple proxy server for my TiVo that will stream and decode .tivo files directly from the TiVo. This will allow media players like VLC and media servers like TVersity to play and server the files. I am also going to server a RSS feed so media servers can find the Tivo files.

Right now I have a simple prototype that works with VLC:

Code: import cgi, os, SocketServer, sys, time, subprocess
import urllib2
from SimpleHTTPServer import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
from StringIO import StringIO

Tivo_MAK = '***********'
Tivo_URL = ''
Port = 8000

def findPID(exename):
    a = os.popen4('tasklist /FI "IMAGENAME eq '+exename+'"')
    return info[1]

class DirectoryHandler(SimpleHTTPRequestHandler):
    def do_GET(self):
        global Tivo_MAK
        global Tivo_URL
        link = Tivo_URL + self.path
        print link
        self.send_header("Content-Type", "video/mpeg")
        decode = subprocess.Popen('curl.exe --digest -k -c cookies.txt -u tivo:{0:s} "{1:s}" | tivodecode -m {0:s} -- -'.format(Tivo_MAK,link),shell=True,bufsize=1000,stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
        processID = findPID('curl.exe')

        while True:
            chunk = decode.stdout.read(4096)
            if not chunk:
                os.popen('TASKKILL /PID '+ processID +' /F')
httpd = SocketServer.TCPServer(("", Port), DirectoryHandler)
print "serving at port", Port
httpd.serve_forever() With this running I can open VLC and pass an URL that looks like this:
Code: And the server will change the URL to the TiVo URL and run curl and tivodecode then pass the output back to VLC.

This works in VLC, but I can't get any other media player or media server to recognize the output. I think it's because they can't determine the codec to use, they will open and close the link a few times before saying it can't play. My question is what exactly is output from tivodecode and what content-type and header info should I send? I tried "video/mpeg","video/mp4","video/mpgv" but windows media player won't play the output.

Recently Deleted Folder

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 17:01
2 questions:

1. Does anyone know if there is an easy way to delete all content in the folder?

2. The programs in the deleted folder, are they included in the disk space usage indicator?

Thank you.

Working Series2 DT but KS 54 shows fail id

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 10:51
My S2 DT is working and still is working but Kickstart 54 shows the internal HD as Fail ID and essentially won't run the SMART tests.

The only thing I can think of is that I did have the drive connected to my Win 7 computer running Seagate's SeaTools on it and when I came back the computer had gone to sleep. When it came back on - SeaTools now showed an extra "line" as if there was an extra volume available. So I'm guessing this is similar to some of the info I've seen where you shouldn't boot Windows with your tivo drive connected otherwise you might get a "Windows signature" and make the Tivo not bootable...

Mine still boots and the only problem I can detect is in Kickstart 54 with the FAIL ID code.

Any suggestions on "fixing"? Or should I not worry about it?

How do I install Streambaby service on NAS device

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 10:19
I am about to finally replace HP WHS (LX195) with a NAS device.

Can someone help me with understanding how to install the Streambaby service on a NAS device?

I did this with the WHS a few years but I understand the process would be entirely different with a NAS device.

Would a particular brand/model be easier to install? I need to understand if I can do this myself or if I should get help for the Streambaby service install.

Please let me know. Thanks.

Special channels added for Olympics?

Sat, 07/21/2012 - 18:54
I just now noticed that there are three new channels popping up on my Tivo, all specified as "NBCU" and touting Olympics coverage in the near future. Haven't heard anything from the cable company about them yet. Anybody else seeing something like this?