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Sun, 09/02/2012 - 09:51
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THR-22 - 2TB drive that actually works

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 08:47
OK, so I decided to update from my series 2 to the new THR-22 and after a couple of weeks of use realized that the 500GB drive would not cut it and I needed to upgrade it.

So I though I would use a video surveillance HD I had; the Seagate ST2000VX000.

This upgrade resulted in the pixelation people have reported and slow menu response too. (Even after a couple of weeks of use)

So then I tried the Seagate Pipeline HD (ST2000VM002), this had less of a problem but still did not work flawlessly like the original 500GB pipeline drive.

So I did a bit of research and decided to try the Hitachi Deskstar (H3D20006472S) as it was rated highly, used older, none-AF technology and used a 6Gb/s interface. (Although our Tivo's can only use the 3Gb/s mode, I knew the drive itself have to be fast to be able to feed the 6Gb interface)

This drive worked flawlessly from the moment I installed it. No waiting for it to settle down and menu response was fast too. The drive is a available for around $100.

I also ran some test on the drives and here are the results using tests by Spinrite:

Burst Transfer Rate
Hitachi H3D20006472S = 88,896,060
Seagate ST2000VX000 = 64,984,160
Seagate ST2000VM002 = 51,225,989

Sustained Transfer rate
Hitachi H3D20006472S = 124,624,287
Seagate ST2000VX000 = 117,498,617
Seagate ST2000VM002 = 109,157,670

Random Sector Access
Hitachi H3D20006472S = 12.263
Seagate ST2000VX000 = 9.189
Seagate ST2000VM002 = 13.703

I tried testing the original 500GB drive but for some reason Sprinrite would not recognize it. (I wonder if it is modified in some way?)

Shares Folder Disappears

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 06:56
I just installed Airport Extreme in place of my old Cisco router. I have a Tivo premiere elite. Everything worked fine, but now I'm noticing that the Shares folder disappears from the Now Playing List, requiring a reboot of PyTivoX program. Any suggestions on where to look for a fix?

TPXL Wireless N Adaptor

Sun, 09/02/2012 - 00:25
Every now and then the adaptor switches speeds from 5.0 down to 2.4.
I used to be able to reset it by either pulling the power cord for the adaptor, or cycling the WPS off/on at the router.
For the past few months, neither of these worked - though occasionally the adaptor would switch back to 5.0 on its own.
I haven't got the slightest idea of what to look for that may help lock the adaptor speed at 5.0....any thoughts on this?

The router is a NetGear WNDR4000 (N750) installed Aug. 2011, and the adaptor is Tivos own 'N' model.
The rest of the wireless system consists of
1 laptop
1 printer

netflix trouble

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 21:57
been reading and reading on here and can not find anything to resolve my issue.


it seems to be if i search using netflix in tivo and get something that is an hd with 5.1 I get no sound. however i have not noticed any issues with my kids movies/shows.

i have an optical audio and hdmi. i have zero problems with anything other then the netflix issue.

Drive swap in S2

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 20:41
My zippered 6.2a DVR40 failed in that it would no longer display live television on either tuner. This was a gradual failure with the picture flashing on and off for several weeks. It would still display recorded programs, though. It's been offline now for over 2 months, but is still subscribed.

I've got an unsubbed HDVR2 and was hoping to swap the drive and card from the DVR40. After doing both, it's displaying on the screen "Data Corruption. Call Cust. Serv. X746." I've also got messages that mention errors 81 and 51.

I thought I could get away with swapping this out like this. Anyone have any pointers? I've already done the online reauthorization.

Thanks,
Dave

Can I get the straight scoop when it comes to M-Cards and Comcast, please?

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 19:46
I have a TivoHD and I can't seem to get the straight scoop with regard to my M-Card.

I have an M-Card, and lucky for me, it works.

However, they are charging me $1.50 a month for it. When I called them they told me that the Single Ch. card is free, but the MCard isn't.

Is that legal or right?

Thanks,
Pete

Connect to a different wifi address

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 19:22
I apologize if this information is here somewhere but I promise I searched high and low before writing this.
Due to a weak wifi signal in the room where my Premiere is I recently added a wifi extender. I now need to have my Tivo connect to the new network address.
I have gone through guided set up multiple times and reset my wireless Network adapter to no avail.
How do I go about getting to the setup screen where I can choose to have my Tivo connect to my wifi extender instead of my router?

Connect TIVO Drive to PC

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 18:41
Series 3, WD drive
Can someone tell me what connector/adapter to buy to connect my TIVO hard drive to my pc?
I had an A/C power supply to the expansion drive go bad and now with a new power supply the TIVO will neither recognize it or clear it on boot up.
I've tried everything including KSs and it won't budge. It seems like there's plenty of info on doing a format & loading the image but I'm kind of behind on the latest hardware terminology and I can't find an adapter cord to fit my TIVO drive and connect to the PC (internally)
Any help appreciated.

Doctor Who "ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS" Sept 1, 2012 BBC America

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 18:35
Doctor Who "ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS"
September 1, 2012
BBC America

If you missed it, this episode does re-air this week.

BBC America page for this episode.
http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who...n-7/episode-1/

Videos:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/videos/

Reminders/ Spoilers here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylum_of_the_Daleks

If you missed an episode, here is the tv schedule for current and re-run episodes:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who/schedule

Also check On Demand and On Demand HD if your cable guys offer this.
(Some shows that are missing in HD are available in non-HD.)

Doctor Who specials include:

THE SCIENCE OF DOCTOR WHO

THE WOMEN OF DOCTOR WHO

THE TIMEY-WIMEY OF DOCTOR WHO

THE DESTINATIONS OF DOCTOR WHO

Don't forget the old threads like:

No new Doctor Who til summer, what will you do?
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=333509

Doctor Who "A Good Man Goes to War" June 11, 2011 BBC America
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=471209

So, what are your thoughts on this episode?



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Want to add a QAM channel after scan

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 18:21
When I do a scan, all the channels I want come in except for one local that I can pickup from my built-in QAM tuner on my Samsung tv. When I enter the numbers directly on the tivo, I can see the channel fine and can record live. But I can't setup a future manual recording without it in the channel list. Is there a way to add channels to the list?

Emergency! starts on MeTV on 9/3

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 17:17
This looks like it could be a good show. ;)

2 TiVos, 1 Logitech Harmony, Same room (How to)

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 16:57
There are a lot of Threads on this, and I'm sorry if this is just redundant. But this worked for me and wanted to post these two links together for anyone trying to do this. Most of what I found was extra, unnecessary steps. Hope this is helpful.


This worked perfectly for my Logitech Harmony

1 - Controlling two TiVo boxes with separate remotes
2 - Then, Do what this says



Now I have 2 Premieres, 1 remote. Controlled completely separate.

New HD for an old Series 1 TiVo

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 15:19
I was given a Philips TiVo Series 1. The prior owner had installed a larger 160MB hard drive, but when I hooked it up, it would not complete the boot up process. He had given me two older smaller drives. I hooked up just one of the smaller drives (labeled A) and the device completed booting and set up and seemed to work fine. Only problem is that the older drive makes a loud whining noise. So here are my questions: Can I just go out and buy any new hard drive, or do I need to buy a specific kind (size or make)? Will the device will automatically format and set up the new hard drive once installed?

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KMTTG and Two TiVos

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 09:51
I have two TiVo Premiers (let's call them TiVo 1 and TiVo 2) that I frequently transfer shows from one to the other using a crossover cable. This allows me to see the recordings from TiVo 1 in the What's Playing list for TiVo 2 and transfer them.

The process itself works very well as the recordings transfer over with no conversion required.

The time consuming part is having to individually select each recording for the Transfer. For one or two recordings it would be OK, however, there are times when I have hundreds of recordings.

It would be nice if there was the ability to select a folder or select multiple recordings first followed by the transfer process.

Is there a way for KMTTG to facilitate a TiVo to TiVo transfer through the computer?

If not, would this ever be a future feature?

Is there another way to copy recordings across TiVos that is quicker?

Jeffrey

series 3 error on upgrade

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 23:23
I was having a series 3 reboot. I assumed it was the Hard Drive. I bought a WD5000azdx and performed a restore from the broke hard drive using mfslive. It completes without failure. When I install the drive and turn it on the system stalls on Welcome. Powering up. All 4 lights on the front are on and the little tivo on the lcd display on front is showing.

I have also tried with an image I begged. No benefit.

Any suggestions.

rkshack

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2 problems with Premiere XL

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 22:43
Hi all,

I've have 2 issues with my Premiere XL. One is easy to describe, one is a little more difficult. I'll do the easy one first.

1. If I'm recording 2 live shows, specifically sporting events, I'll start watching one, pause it at halftime, then go start watching the other one and when it catches up I'll resume the one that was at halftime. The issue is, when I go to play the first one, it ALWAYS reverts back to the beginning. I can't resume from where I paused! This happens when a show is currently being recorded. Am I doing something incorrectly?

2. If I'm watching a game (I'll use football for instance) and I want to fast forward between the end of a play and the hike of the next play, I used to be able to hit the FF twice and then just before they reach the line of scrimmage, click the reverse arrow so it's only going FFx1 and then hit play and it picked up right from where I wanted it to play. As you know, if I FFx2 and hit play it generally picks back up just moments after the place where I started before I fast-forwarded. Now when I use my strategy, about 50% of the time it works, the other 50% of the time it skips an additional 10-15 seconds. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong there or if there is a fix? Really, really weird. If I'm unclear on this issue please ask any questions and I'll elaborate.

Thanks,
Scott

Multiple Premiere's and Integrated My Shows

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 20:41
Sorry if there is already a discussion on this topic. I couldn't think of a good way to search for it. If there is someone please point me to it.

Anyway, I was thinking about the new TiVo Stream and it got me thinking about the idea of watching your stuff wherever you are in the house. This led me to think about how you find content that you have recorded and I thought, wouldn't it be cool if no matter what TiVo or device you were on you saw a fully integrated My Shows list with all the shows on all your networked devices. This way you wouldn't have to sit around and think about which Tivo has what show. You could just select and play.

It seems like something like that would be fairly easy to implement and really turn Tivo into an easy to use whole house solution.

I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this. What do you guys think?

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