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SO3 Error caused by Defective N adaptor!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:00
There is no "maybe" or doubt. After along nightmare, It is finally over.

I had one TCD648250B (now 3) and a series 4

One "Classic" TCD 648250B developed Error So3 (the greatest tivo ever made!)

I tried everything... the nightmare began. You all know the steps...

Months went on...

Kickstarts etc...

Bought new drives which I cloned in case it was the drive itself.

Only a temporary solution, it started again.

I even bought a new 2TB pre formatted drive on ebay, same problem.

I bought a new series 4 with lifetime , which I hate, added ethernet cable 100ft and a WD external drive to try to save my recordings at one point. Most recordings were copy protected so that was a waste. a spent over a thousand for the first series 4 with lifetime. I use it in classic menu now due to bugs.

Nothing worked, Bought two more series 3, same model, on ebay, because I love it. Best tivo ever. OLED and THX, extra controls on unit!

The errors started on the new units!!!
Every tivo "in that room"

after many years, it turns out it was the new Wireless N network adapter! every tivo it was connected to had the same problem, it seemed to obtain data, but it was corrupt!

I switched out the new Wireless N network adapter the ailing tivos immediately downloaded fresh data and started working normally with nothing else needing to be done.

I had spent almost 2 thousand dollars and bought three tivos, and several drives, I really didn't need.

I have some nice new tivos and spares, and all have larger drives, but tivo didnt know what it was... they didn't really help much.

They tried to make up for it... with discounted lifetime memberships.

I am very upset all my problems were caused by the defective Wireless N network adapter, wish I figured it out sooner.

Kickstarts seemed to fix the probs temporarily sometimes, but then stopped helping. That adapter was a nightmare.

Tivo exchanged the defective new adapter for a refurb, problem finally solved.

They didnt seem to realize this is a cause of SO3s, I have not seen my valuable info believed or repeated ever.

Spread the word, I think many of you have a similar problem, especially if your problems started after upgrading to wireless N

I bet there was a bad batch with bad Firmware and/or hardware.

I know this will help many of you.

there is no doubt here.This is real. To actually know the cause is refreshing.

Now I have 5 tivos (4 HD) and all are 2TB huge but it was not worth losing all my recordings, season passes, all that aggravation and money.

I'm mad but happy it is over now.

Tivo why dont you tell people this is the cause of MANY So3?

Symptoms persisted so long and was repeated many times. On new tivos, different units, and new drives, new images. Then the new adapter solved all the problems on all the units that had malfunctioned and been taken out of service. I thought it was maybe my internet connection etc, "something in that room". The solution was definitive and leaves NO ROOM for error.

The N adapter was bad... But behaved perfectly when, programmed, reset to defaults, or updated, or when connected to a computer. It even functioned as a wireless Ethernet connection on other devices, but when connected to a TiVo, DISASTER after a few weeks or Months.

It Murdered, by slow painful death, so many tivo's, images, and drives its sad.
This was reposted here as suggested by unitron.

Help with adding elite to my account

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:15
I currently have 2 premieres on my account with lifetime. Recently I got a new used elite but can't add it to my account because it has a free 1 year sub on it. I can add it to my account after the sub runs out but until then...it has to stay under the previous owners account. Any ideas on what I can do with this? I really want to be able to view / stream videos from the other 2 tivos in my house.

DirecTV HD TiVo Keeps Losing Satellite Information

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:05
I'm hoping someone can give me advice on a problem I have been having w/ my TiVo unit.

I'll be watching a show I recorded and it will go to a gray screen in the middle. Apparently for some reason, mid-show, the unit loses the satellite information as I caught it happening in live time tonight.

I couldn't watch live TV because it was "receiving satellite information." Once it got done with that, I was able to watch live TV, but the screen menu doesn't have updated show information, which means it won't record many of my programs tonight because it won't have the data to know they are on.

It the unit somehow resetting itself each day? More importantly, how do I fix this?! Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Premier Digital Tuner Question - no cablecards

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:36
I have digital cable in the Den. The TV; a magnavox LCD TV with a digital tuner. I plug my cable directly into the TV and have it search for channels and it finds the channels -- doesn't give me names, just numbers 100.19 etc.. Thus, with the digital tuner in it, I can watch non-scrambled channels without the box.

My question is: Do the new Premier boxes have this capability? Do I need a cable card to watch non-scrambled digital channels? I understand that I will need a cablecard to watch the HBO's etc.; but am curious about the non-scrambled channels. If so, does it give you names for the channels?



Thu, 11/15/2012 - 16:04

Upgrading Series 3 Model TCD663160 Australian Model

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 14:55
i had my hard drive die on me and just changed it for a 1Tb hard drive and it was simple enough with the right tool. Now comes the hard part that I never found out before I started. I need to get hold of a copy of the firmware or copy of the software. And what way's are there of copying it to the new drive. I really would have thought that being so much like a computer it would have download automatically from the internet.:down: If anyone has this software(firmware) can it be sent to me PLEASE.

Supernatural: "A Little Slice of Kevin" 11/14/12

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 13:45
How have you guys not already started a thread on this?

Finally we have "big picture" thing to wonder about. We've sortof had the tablet all along, but that was pretty straightforward. Now there's some intrigue.

Phillips DSR 704 and Hughes S2 HDVR2

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 13:17
This units were hacked to 6.2 but not up to 6.4. As I mentioned before I have stage 4 lung cancer and cleaning things up for my wife as she has enough to deal with.

I found someone interested in them but they want them to be in an unhacked condition which I cannot recall.

Do I do a clear and delete and phone in the phone line to update? I have some 40 g drives that should be the original but not sure which drive goes to what unit or it does not matter if I do a clear and delete but the software version on the 40 g is old so plugging in the phone line would it update to what is needed.

Sorry fellows, I just keep getting problems thrown at me, my car's radiator blew and I might have ruined the engine which really sucks, as my mechanic knew this so I am going to ask him why did he not fix it because the circumstances I was in I could not park I was on a freeway and the thermoter were up and then down and when traffic stopped for some time it went up and then blew. Earlier the car has sat for 35 minutes so since it went hot after that time I did not know how long I would have to park and there was not a exit in sight.

I would appreciate any input on the tivos as I am trying to visit a family member and that will cost me a bungle but I have not seen a few relatives for 5 years so I thought I would one more time.

Thanks, Patrick

Tapatalk or Forum Runner?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 12:57
Recently, we've been hearing that there may be some issues with the Forum Runner mobile application. I've had great experiences with the programmer of Forum Runner and users have been very happy with it in the past, but it seems that the software hasn't been updated in a while.

So, TiVoCommunity users, what do you think? Should we switch to Tapatalk? Or stick with Forum Runner?

TiVo Verses Cable ????

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:15
I have not purchased my TiVo box yet, I'm trying to find out what I would get with TiVo verses what I get with cable besides the higher cost of cable. Due to the ecomomy we are trying to make changes where needed and unfortunatley cable is so high its crazy. Can anyone out there tell me what the goods and bads of TiVo are?? Does TiVo have Lifetime channels and FX and Fox News AMC and not to mention all the other HD Cable channels that I cant even remember? Also would we need to purchase a HD Antenna?
Thank you for any input you might have on any of these areas?

Possible fall bug: unable to delete episode from other premiere

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 10:31
I've experienced this once on a Premiere streaming from another Premiere (both have the priority software updated).

After completing a show, I try to delete the episode. It did not delete. My spouse also tried to delete the episode but it did not delete -- or at least appeared to not delete.

I'll update this thread if I notice it happening on other streamed shows.

Что за фигня!?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 09:10
Админы форума! Вы что дурнины? Нафига меня забанили!? Я же по делу вас назвал какшками. Вы посты пои просто так удаляете. Я что виноват, что та сумма которую я предлагаю за рекламу, вас не устраивает!? Жлобы!

Что за фигня!?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 09:03
Админы форума! Вы что дурнины? Нафига меня забанили!? Я же по делу вас назвал какшками. Вы посты пои просто так удаляете. Я что виноват, что та сумма которую я предлагаю за рекламу, вас не устраивает!? Жлобы!

Что за фигня!?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 08:48
Админы форума! Вы что дурнины? Нафига меня забанили!? Я же по делу вас назвал какшками. Вы посты пои просто так удаляете. Я что виноват, что та сумма которую я предлагаю за рекламу, вас не устраивает!? Жлобы!

Что за фигня!?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 08:43
Админы форума! Вы что дурнины? Нафига меня забанили!? Я же по делу вас назвал какшками. Вы посты пои просто так удаляете. Я что виноват, что та сумма которую я предлагаю за рекламу, вас не устраивает!? Жлобы!

Modern Family | "Mistery Date" | 2012-11-14

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 07:40
yes Mistery. not Mystery.

The Phil storyline was hilarious...

and the mural.

Tivo Desktop Plus not finding DVR...easy fix!

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 07:25
After giving up on Tivo Desktop Plus and seeing a new version, I thought I would give it a try.....Still not working! So I uninstalled, ran the Tivo cleaner, cleared the cache, re-installed newest version.....Nothing, Same message(No DVR's on the network). Since I didn't want to spend all day looking through the registry deleting old files(AGAIN)...I ran CCleaner (Free version), did the cleaner and then ran the registry cleaner! It found 27 corrupted Tivo files and problems and 4 other PC problems. I deleted all of the Tivo files, ran the cleaner again, ran the reg cleaner again(no problems found) ...restarted the Windows 7 computer, started Tivo and it started in 38 seconds and found my Tivo's and actually started to auto transfer some shows from 5 months ago! It worked for me so hopefully this will work for some of you! Give it a try and good luck!

Possible to upgrade a subscribed unit to Lifetime?

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 07:09
I had someone ask me and don't know - if they buy a (newish) box from some else that's under the monthly subscription for another 18 months - can they go to Lifetime immediately and not have to finish the 18 months of monthly fees?

OR - is it like a cell phone - you are locked in and cannot escape until the contract term is over?

Restore Hacked Hdvr2 Or Dsr7000

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 02:47
I have an HDVR2 and a DSR7000 both of which are standard 40hr unhacked units but showing some signs of disc failure. I have the opportunity to buy one each of the same models at a low price. They work, have both been hacked and have larger drives and 6.2 software. My questions are:
If I buy can I restore them to unhacked condition by simply running Clear and Delete?
Can I swap the hacked drives in some way to restore my failing units? . . and also avoid possible activation probs with DirecTV?

I am NOT tech savvy on this stuff, so need to know whether it's as simple as doing a C&D, or to just steer clear.

Arrow - S01E06 - "Legacies" 11/14/2012

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 01:52
I'm still enjoying the show and I'm glad to see Diggle point out to Oliver that he doesn't have to strictly to Robert's list.

It seems that Diggle is becoming Alfred to Oliver.

That was certainly an interesting take on the Royal Flush Gang and while I get they can't and won't do flying playing cards, I'm not sure if the hockey masks worked.
It was interesting that Robert caused the Gang's money problems and that not everyone takes redemption when offered to them.

Although I guess the cops don't look up in Starling City.

Shout outs this week:
Keystone City
Stagg Industries
Coast City
So was that a Larchmont High School ring or a Legion of Superheroes ring?