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Help needed with pyTiVo Shared Directories

Sun, 07/29/2012 - 02:13
Hi all.
After 2 years of using my Tivo I have decided to move my Shared Directories folder from my Desktop to my: Mac/username folder/ now apart from dragging the folder their how do I change the 7 folders within location so my Tivo player can see them.

Thanks in advance
Cheers

pyTiVo - Aspect ratio wrong on display

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 23:07
Having a bit of an issue with pyTiVo and aspect ratios on my Premieres.

I have 16:9 files and everything transfers fine, but I need to put the TiVo into ZOOM (stretch horizontally and vertically) in order to view it properly. FULL is stretched horizontally and PANEL is the correct aspect, just with black bars all the way around.

I swear this used to work perfect on my TiVo HDs before I upgraded. I'm also not sure if moving pyTiVo to a new server has made a difference. I am using the same config file I did before.

Here is my current config:
[_tivo_SD]
height = 720
width = 1280

[handlers]
keys = console,rotfile

[Admin]
type = admin

[BIMOTA]
force_alpha = True
type = video
path = d:\movies

[Server]
port = 9032
temp = C:\Users\Public\Documents\pyTivo
ffmpeg = C:\Program Files\pyTivo\bin\ffmpeg.exe

[_tivo_HD]
height = 720
width = 1280

[formatters]
keys = basicform

I have tried with "aspect169 = true" with the same result.

Premiere and Tuner Conflicts? (OTA)

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 22:14
I am brand new to the TIVO community. I just bought a Premiere (Series 4) for OTA broadcasts only. I've been having some issues with recording shows, though.

For example, when watching the Olympics I will often get an alert saying that I have to change the channel in order to record a single show on another station. However, I know the TIVO can record 2 shows at the same time because it's been recording Suggestions in the background during the Olympics all night long.

Why is the Tivo telling me I have to to change the channel to the channel that's going to record when the Tivo will record Suggestions all night long without a hitch or asking me to change the channel?

Thanks!

Problem with login

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 19:56
Hi,
sometimes i have a problem while logging into a forum. Does anybody have the same problem?

Lost Girl Episode

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 19:37
I missed a fairly recent episode of Lost Girl and it is not on iTunes, Amazon or Netflix. Any place else I could get it?

weird web interface busted icons

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 17:17
Idle curiosity really:

I've just been switching from firefox to google-chrome on linux, and when I access the https web connection on my TiVo premiere to use the browser to look at what is recorded on the TiVo, the column that, under firefox, has channel names for which channel recorded the program, under chrome, it just has a broken image icon. Apparently the web page provided by the TiVo is referencing an image URL such as:

Code: http://tivo-7460001902dac0b.my.lan/ChannelLogo/logo-66395.png and that gives a 404 not found error.

Under firefox, the URL

Code: http://tivo-7460001902dac0b.my.lan/ChannelLogo/logo-66395.png works fine. Anyone have a clue what the difference is here between FF and chrome?

Recently Deleted

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 14:44
Should I permanently delete shows in recently deleted file (S2 DT's), or just let it get filled?

Desktop Software + tech assistance required

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 14:21
I used desktop plus for sometime on Tivo HD Model TCD652160 without problems. Then little by little it did not perform properly. Finally it no longer worked. After many months and hours and hours on phone with Tivo support, TIVO replaced my device with a Model Premeire TCD 746320. After setup and re installing desktop plus, there was no change.

It has been almost a year since this was reported and Tivo's most recent response was "try a non-supported tivo alternative software.!

I primarily use the software for transferring video files and photos FROM my computer TO tivo device. When one gos to My Shows or Videos and Photos, one should see a line showing 'xyz' 's PC or 'xyz' PC Photos or Music. (or similar. I get nothing. It does not display my PC on the net work. We have tested the network and it is fine. There are no other problems with my computer (windows 7 Office, AMD 64.

Frankly I previously attempted to install pyTivo but was not successful. I recently tried again and had the same result. I did install the Pyrhon software, but am lost with how to install the pyTivo. I've tried manually, self-installeres, etc etc. There just seems to be so much technical out there I find it confusing.

Any suggestions, help,comments welcomed.

Jerry

Desktop Software + tech assistance required

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 14:19
I used desktop plus for sometime on Tivo HD Model TCD652160 without problems. Then little by little it did not perform properly. Finally it no longer worked. After many months and hours and hours on phone with Tivo support, TIVO replaced my device with a Model Premeire TCD 746320. After setup and re installing desktop plus, there was no change.

It has been almost a year since this was reported and Tivo's most recent response was "try a non-supported tivo alternative software.!

I primarily use the software for transferring video files and photos FROM my computer TO tivo device. When one gos to My Shows or Videos and Photos, one should see a line showing 'xyz' 's PC or 'xyz' PC Photos or Music. (or similar. I get nothing. It does not display my PC on the net work. We have tested the network and it is fine. There are no other problems with my computer (windows 7 Office, AMD 64.

Frankly I previously attempted to install pyTivo but was not successful. I recently tried again and had the same result. I did install the Pyrhon software, but am lost with how to install the pyTivo. I've tried manually, self-installeres, etc etc. There just seems to be so much technical out there I find it confusing.

Any suggestions, help,comments welcomed.

Jerry

Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD-R/DVD-RW Life Time Plus

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 04:58
Like the title states, its a RS-TX20 with lifetime plus membership. Haven't used it in over a year but last time used everything worked great, even the dvd burner. Comes with 2 remotes, the original one and a new one I purchased called TiVo Glo Premium remote.
Unit is heavy so shipping will be a about $20. Also have purchased the software package called TiVo Desktop Plus which I will include (serial number only, you can download the software and input the serial number to activate it).
I know its old but it works greats and someone might be interested in it.
Open to offers but please take into consideration the shipping cost.
Can take pictures if you like of unit and remotes.

recorder just stops

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:25
I have an older model Phillips DSR 708 (I think it is )and the same thing has happened several times I am recording a show and it just stops all of the sudden.It not only happens to shows that I manually put in but it also happens to shows that I have a Season Pass for .Could my TO DO LIST being really full have something to do with what is going on?

New tivo will not tune channel being broadcast only 1.4 miles away!

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:04
I live only 1.4 miles from my local Great Falls, MT tv stations (can see their towers in my backyard!) and pick up KFBB (5-1, real channel 8), KRTV (3-1, real channel 7), and KUGF (21-1, real channel 21) signals just fine using an attic antenna that feeds all the TV's in my house. (80-95% signal strength)

However, I recently purchased a TIVO and for some reason when the signal is fed through it, I only get 10-20% signal strength for channel 5-1 (KFBB), while KRTV and KUGF are about the same as they were before.

I can disconnect the coax from the TIVO, hook it directly to my set, and get good reception with 5-1. I even went as far as running a direct line of coax (with no splitters, etc..) to the peak of my roof to a set of rabbit ears. No orientation gave better than 30% signal strength when hooked to the TIVO.

Can't post my info from TV Fool because the forum won't let me if I've had less than 5 posts! :down:: Here is the info from their table:
KFBB-DT 8 (5.1) ABC 77.2 -13.7 LOS 1.4 98 deg
KRTV-DT 7 (3.1) CBS 72.2 -18.6 LOS 1.4 98 deg
KUGF 21 (21.1) PBS 66.9 -24.0 LOS 1.4 98 deg

Called customer support and was very disappointed. They were more interested in assuring me that they could not guarantee ota reception and that from the description of the problem that they were sure that the TIVO is not faulty.

It seems that there has to be a logical explanation somewhere for this. If the TIVO is not faulty, is there anything else that could explain?

Note: KFBB and KRTV are at exactly the same azimuth and distance, and have very similar frequencies. I am using a directional antenna in my attic, and one comes in at 90% while the other is at 10-15% with the TIVO, while both come in around 90% without the TIVO. :confused:

Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated. I still have about a half of a month of my 30-day guarantee left and if I don't resolve this issue I'm afraid that I'm going to have to return this TIVO box that I otherwise love!

Serie 3 MSD

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:39
Is the MSD lifetime for a series 3 lower than a premiers, like monthly sub is?

Can't record from cable box, only records channel 3

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:26
Hey All,
I just bought a Tivo Premiere for the sole purpose of recording the AMC programs I lost when Dish had their hissy fit over AMC and dropped them. I have Suddenlink Basic....they won't give me a cablecard unless I upgrade to Expanded Basic, but I discovered using the SL Digitalink converter I can pull in expanded Basic as well without having to subscribe to it. My problem is I can watch AMC (when tuned on the converter) on channel 3.........but when I try to record it all I get is what is broadcasting on channel 3 at that time and nothing from AMC. Is there a way to get around this :confused:: ....I tried rescanning the channels but it still doesn't recognize the converter box? Thanks!

Improving Performance on My Premiere Elite

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 15:32
Hello - I recently posted some problems on the Premiere Forum but decided this really could be a more general issue.

I need advice on the best way to improve connectivity for HD streaming with Hulu, YouTube, etc on my new Premiere Elite.

I currently have a Netgear router that has a poor signal reach - I tried to replace it with no improvements - I believe my 2200 sq ft home is just too big and it doesn't help that I have a nice thick brick wall in our TiVO room...

Yes - I tried to get a better router and there was no signal improvement.

I now am thinking of getting an expander or a powerline ethernet expander or do you all just think I should connect TiVO directly to the router and figure out some other way to get my PC wired up at the other end of the house???

MY TV is so important to me but I'd had to lose performance on my PC

Can Tivo work with a cable DVR?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:48
Hi all,

I was using a first generation TIVO and switched to the Surewest (cable) whole house DVR (Motorola VIP1216) to record more than 1 channel at once and watch in any room. So far, the only complaint I have is memory. The Motorola holds A LOT less than my TIVO unit. Now it's the Olympics and I want to record a ton of stuff, in addition to my normal shows. Is there any way to have them both connected? Can I connect them in series or in parallel? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Please note, I'm not very techy. I get by but if there's a technical solution, I might need some solid detail.

Thanks

Bluetooth slider keyboard causing slowness

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:10
If I have the BT dongle plugged in, the Tivo interface is low and jerky with frequent lockups with both my normal IR only and BT slider remotes. If I unplug the BT dongle and use my IR only remote, my Premiere is speedy (relatively speaking) and displays none of the same issues.

Any thoughts? I'm not really happy with the BT remote anyway so I may just sell it - the buttons are more sensitive and I've dumped the live buffer more in the past four or so months I've owned the new remote than in the entire 10+ years I have owned Tivos :(

I have also found that the keyboard is essentially useless on my premiere - I get pauses, multiple letters, etc... Could I just have a bad remote? Or - I wonder if I have replaced the batteries lately. I'll have to scrounge up a pair and see....

AMC cancels The Killing

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 13:53
I gave up after the crappy ending to S1

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/07/27/killing-canceled/

Cheap Tivo here if anyone still looking: £9.99 in London

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 13:03
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THOMSON-Ti...item43b21878b8

I'm clearing mine out and this one isn't mine.

3D Olympics Cablevision

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:44
Can somebody confirm that I won't need a tuning adapter to watch 3D Olympics with a Cablevision cablecard? I thought I would have to pick up a tuning adapter for it but I'm noticing today that I have a picture on the 3D channel, which is 1300. It's just an ad but a real picture nevertheless. It would be great if I didn't need the tuning adapter because I disconnected the one I had and returned it a long time ago because it was giving me a lot of problems.
Susan

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