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CableCard or Tuning Adapter

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 19:45
I just replaced a Premiere with an XL4, and now if I step up thru the SDV channels I eventually reach a point where channels come up totally blank -- no error message, nothing. Typically it is every other channel -- if I go up one from a channel that works, or an odd number, no picture; up two or even, it usually works.

Does this sound like a CableCard issue, or a Tuning Adapter issue. SA card and adapter on TW Rochester.

Family Guy & American Dad 11/04/2012

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 19:36
Tonight's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" are new even though my guide data doesn't indicate it.

What is the deal on upgrades?

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 18:41
I have a Series 2, it's probably close to 10 yrs old. My 3 yr subscription is expiring and they are offering me either $129/yr or $100 off lifetime subscription. At 10 yrs of use I have my doubts about a lifetime subscription.

That makes me ponder either a DVR at Costco or some sort of new Tivo product.

I have basic cable, not digital, not any extra stuff, just basic to a non-HD TV. I don't have a set-top box. I do have an HD flatscreen connected to my cable (via splitter) but NOT to the Tivo unit. I don't do streaming, not interested in those fancy options to hook to the internet (although if I had the capability I might explore it) or to my home network.

So can someone point me in a direction I might want to consider? Upgrading the Series 2, buying something better from Tivo, or going to a DVR.

Thanks, Jon

TiVo wish: Conflicts resolved using other Multi-Room TiVo's

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 14:22
Here's a wish for my TiVo's: when a conflict occurs to record too many programs at once, my TiVo would assign another TiVo in my house to record it. Kind of like when you use your savings account to cover your checking account in case of an overdraft.

pyTivo streaming from Mac to Series 3

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 12:06
Hi, I am having a problem and despite searching the forum i cannot see any solution, I am running pyTivo on an intel mac and trying to stream movies ( not transfer ) to a series 3 tivo. i don't see any folder or link under music/photo/ showcases in the series 3 . I have a series 4/premiere and i can stream movies well using the link under music /photos but despite multiple reboots i still don't see the link under music/photo/showcase although i can see a link under 'my playing' to transfer the file
any suggestion or does stream baby not work on a series 3, the website says it does


Show missing in Search by Title but is in Guide

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 10:49
I am having an issue where I can't find certain shows when I do a Search by Title on my HD Tivo. However, the show appears in the Guide for that TiVo. Curiously, the show is also missing when I do a Find TV Shows on TiVo.com for that box.

The show DOES show up on my other TiVo, in each of Guide, Search by Title, and TiVo.com

Any help would be appreciated. Note that I tried reconnecting to TiVo through network settings, to no avail. Do I need to repeat guided setup?

The League "The Breastalyzer" OAD 11/1/12

Sun, 11/04/2012 - 08:13
I don't know if it's because I've been bummed recently but this totally cheered me up and I thought it was one of the best episodes they've done. Loved the Cavilari/Cutler conversation in the class and stealing the milk to pass the test.

Rafi cracks me up too. Teaching the kid to swim and stab. And holding the kids under water to weed out the weak ones.

SNL 11/3/12 Louis C.K.; Fun

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 23:59
A Message from Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Louis C.K. monologue
Fox and Friends
Australian Screen Legend
Fun performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Mitt Romney
..More Top Stories
..Kourtney Barnes
..More Top Stories
..The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party
I Seek Zogg!
Checking Out of Hotel 55
Fun performs
Last Call at Donnelly's

Well I quite enjoyed that, fun sounded great.

FIOS, TivoHD, channels repeat other channels

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 21:37
A good friend gave me his "old" TivoHD which was lifetime subbed, but
had a bad hard drive. I replaced the drive and everything seems to be
working. (I offered to fix it for him, but he claims to not watch TV
anymore. Hmmmm. Perhaps he's achieved enlightenment.)

Today I swapped the lifetime box with my old month-to-month subbed
TivoHD. I'm on FIOS. So I swapped the CableCARD to the lifetime box.

After going through guided setup, everything appeared okay at first
glance; however, channel 131 showed the FIOS message indicating that
the CableCARD wasn't properly activated. Okay. I used the automated
888 number, entered the IDs and Data, and roughly 90 minutes later
channel 131 is blank, but no longer displaying the message.

Everything seemed fine. However, when I checked Showtime, I found
weirdness (and not just those 3am movies). For example, channel 867
was supposed to be playing Random (the movie), but was instead showing
Larry <something> which was showing on 865. 868 was supposed to be
showing Fright Night, but was showing Homeland which was also on
866. I found 5 instances like this: 867, 868, 873, 874, and 887 all
showed some other channel instead of what the guide claimed should be

So, any suggestions? I can try guided setup again if need be. I can
try and contact a human at Verizon and see if the CableCARD is paired
correctly. Anyone else have Showtime in Howard County Maryland? I
presume this behavior is my setup and not a global FIOS problem.

$399 for Premiere(45hr) + PLS a good deal?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 17:54
I just got the mailer from Tivo that offers an upgrade to a Tivo Premiere (320GB/45hr model) for $299 + PLS for $99. Besides storage and extra tuners, does this model lack anything significant vs either the newer "75 HD hours" Premiere or the Tivo Premiere 4?

"Slow" Fast Forward Only Works Sometimes

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 16:06
When I use the 1st ("slow") Fast Forward function on my remote it sometimes works and sometimes does not. Today it worked on the 1st football game I programmed, but not on the 2nd one. Also happens on some news programs. I have not found any pattern unless it could channel-specific.

Anyone else has this "anomoly"? If so, is there a reason?

Custer SD

External channel display like Comcast DVR?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 13:32
I have a TiVo Premiere (2 tuners, OTA) and still have a Comcast provided Motorola DVR. The DVR from Comcast has an external channel display that is very useful. I frequently change the channels on the two tuners before turning the TV on. I do this when I'm about to watch TV so that the DVR starts accumulating the program which allows me to go back then skip over commercials. It's hard to imagine not having the external channel display functionality. Also, my new HD TV also takes a minute or two to power up.

With TiVo, is there anyway I can display the channel without turning the TV on? I realize that the box does support this. I was hoping to go to the local IP of the TiVo box in my web browser to display (and maybe change) the channel but, it just displays some static text with a TiVo logo. If that worked, I could display info from a mobile device. Screen shot attached.

Another approach could be to use the TiVo iPhone app. That's probably my best bet, but it's not as convenient quickly glancing at an external channel display.

TiVo web display from local IP on iPhone:
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Two TiVo DT Upgraded Available

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 12:11
I have two TiVo DT units available. All cords and remotes as well.
One unit stock, the other has been upgraded with a 320 GB HDD. Both in perfect working condition. They were set aside when I upgraded to the Premiere.

Upgrade deal from Series 3 (THX) to XL4?

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 11:48
Anyone know if tivo has any upgrade deals for those of us who own the Series 3 THX OLED edition? The website doesn't seem to want to let me do an upgrade from that edition to the Premier XL4 (Elite) ony upgrade options are to the 2 tuner Series 4...

just wondering if anyone ever called in to ask about that? thanks!


Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:25

I just bought the Vulkano flow and it works great. i was wondering does anyone know how i would be able to watch recorded shows from TIVO onto the vulkano app on my ipad, remotely. i cannot choose a recorded show and then play it remotely. it seems once it is playing the vulkano will be able to pause and fast forward it

TIVO Premier XL for sale

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 09:39
We just switched to DirecTV so can't use the XL anymore. I have about five months left on the contract. Would like to sell for that amount, $75. Any takers? Also, how do we do this? Do I just pay of the amount and then close my account and then the new owner switches or can someone assume my account and change the billing info, etc? This XL is less than a year old. I have he original box, remote, etc. Payment can be made via paypal.

Is there any program out there

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 03:45
that allows you to begin d/loading a show that is STILL recording? Any at all or do they all require a show to be completely finished?

He had a million dollar & a 900K offer then.......!

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 00:00
The most startling shark tank ever. 11/2/12 OAD.

There was no criticism of the product. They did'nt even ask about production costs or pricing.

The inventors attitude just stuck in the shark's craw.

Lost audible tone from TV pressing on TiVo remote

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 23:53

My TiVo HD XL no longer generates an audible tone you can hear from the TV speakers when I press the buttons on the TiVo remote. Did I press something on the remote to disable the audible tone by accident?

Fringe 11/2/12 "An Origin Story"

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 21:42
I guess they're getting into the habit of ending with a shock...

I was half-expecting Peter to teleport back to Olivia!

So I suppose the origin story in question is that of Peter the Observer? Peteserver? Obpeter?

Or maybe of the Observer race? They brought the tech back in time that led to their own existence?

I was wondering about the Etta posters...it didn't seem she's been dead long enough. It made me wonder if the timeline hadn't changed in some subtle way when the black hole bomb went off. But that doesn't seem to be where they're going...