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i need help with comcast digital

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 21:11
After reading a few threads here..im at a total loss on how to maintain
the service i have now....this is just not right.
I got my first tivo back in 2004...loved it.
Got my second one for the wife 14 months ago...and both have the lifetime
subscription...the one for the wife is a dual tuner series 2.
at this time it will record two channels and be able to watch a third while
this is happening.
acording to comcast/xfinity the tivo wont work right after the digital UPGRADE that takes effect in a few months.
Ive been on the phone with comcast..tivo..and an outfit in LA that i got this tivo from brand new 14 months ago...im geting no help..i have heart problems
and this aint helping.
I purchased a DVR ..digital video recorder.
Is there a class action suit against someone that i can join???
Or am i on my own and have to back charge on my credit card.
I paid over $700 for this tivo...only to be told GET lost after 14 months.
Anyone...what do i do ????

FIOS without cable card. Possible?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 20:13
I switched from Comcast to Verizon FIOS today. When I signed up for their basic service (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.) it said that no cable card was needed.

When I re-run guided setup I pick the correct cable company but the channels it provides me are not correct. So I tried the scan feature on both cable and antenna (moving the cable over of course) and TiVo did not find any channels from either medium.

When I move the cable to my TV and run a scan, it finds the 40 channels.

Does this mean that I have to get a cable card for this to work? I was hoping to avoid the extra $4 a month charge.

will the lifetime transfer?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 19:45
I have the premier, had for about 1 year and it died, luckily I had the extended insurance. I have had the new one now for about 6 weeks and would like to get the lifetime on it but am afraid of this one dying.

If a tivo dies within the warranty period, and has a lifetime attached, will the replacement automatically be put under the lifetime?

Fearing another dead tivo is keeping me from getting the lifetime.

Any opinions?


Easy Video Recorder for Mac 1.5 Released

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 19:19
New York, USA, May 09, 2012. Video-Recorder.net announced today the release of Easy Video Recorder for Mac v1.5, an easy-to-use and affordable Mac screen to video capture application that records actions on the screen as a movie. Easy Video Recorder is a screen to video recording tool that allows the Mac user to capture the Mac screen as a Quicktime movie. Any application that runs on your Mac can be recorded, both video and audio. from games to web pages. It is useful for create demo videos to demonstrate how to use your software, Record web cams from ICQ, MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Record DVD, MPEG, MP4, or other video media, Make slide-show training documents, Record DRM copy protection Video/Audio file, Capture streaming videos, Record your game plays to show how cool you are in the game, create presentations from the screen recordings by adding your own audio narration and text annotations and so on.

Easy Video Recorder for Mac provides complete flexibility when capturing video from the screen. You can grab the full screen, active window, a pre-defined region, fixed region, or any window, button, or control on the screen. Choose your cursor from custom curser options available or pick one of your own from your file.

Now you can easily make tutorials and presentations by recording your desktop activity. Easy Video Recorder for Mac is easy to use and provides high quality playback with many distribution options.

Key features in Easy Video Recorder for Mac 1.5 include:
Record the entire desktop, a desktop region or a specified window
Record sound from all possible audio devices and synchronize voice narration with video in frame
Realtime Video creation. No processing required!
Record Drm protection Video (M4V) to MOV, Say goodbye to problems with copy protection!
Record with date and time.
Record actual cursor or custom cursor.
Support pause and resume recording
Edit your movie video after capturing.
Record from your webcam, screen or video input device.
Add your own text to video.
Support add a highlight area around the cursor during screen recording.
User friendly interface, easy to use
Adjust the video resolution, size and frame rate for capture.
Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X Lion.
System Requirements and Availability

Easy Video Recorder for Mac 1.5 supports Apple Mac OS X 10.5 or Later. It has a suggested retail price of $29.95. An academic license at $49.95 or a free trial version is also available. The trial version will add a red string watermark "video-recorder.net" on the recorded video.
About Video-Recorder.NET
Video-Recorder.NET is dedicated in developing innovative multimedia applications for individuals and businesses. At present we offer two products for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems, they are Easy Video Recorder for Mac OS X and Easy Video Capture for Windows. Video-Recorder.NETs innovative tool for screencasting let Mac users without programming skills to create demo videos for software tutorial, system demonstration, computer training, and business presentation.

Can I use this without tivo service

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 16:01

I order a tivo from woot it is the TCD746320. I wonder can it be used without tivo service?

I ask this since I need a hdtv tuner for my projector. I have over the air tv and do not care about the rec or anything else like the guide. I just want to be able to use it as a tuner. I have roku for the other things.

If it can not that is cool I will give it to the junk man. lol

Network too fast for Tivo?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:54
Ever since I got a new Dell PC, whenever a program is transferring to the Tivo, the picture is jerky and everything runs slow.

I had to downgrade the NIC card from 1GBs to 10MBs. The programs now transfer fine, albeit slowly and of course the network on the PC is now slower.

I thought I could change the network speed on the port the Tivo is connected to in my router, but according to D-Link, I cannot do that.

I also tried the 100MBs setting, but that still causes jerkyness on the Tivo (although it's better)

Is there anything else I can do?


DSR6000 stuck in sat guided setup

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:42
I have the stuck at 70% syndrome.

Read that doing a redo of the the sat guided set up
might help.

Up to now I had TiVo central and could watch
the programs I had recorded.

Now I can not get to it without completing the
Guided setup.

Pushing the TiVo button does not get me out.

Can anyone help this lost soul?
Box is a Phillips DSR

PS I posted this in another thread but
did not want to trample his thread further.

Philips SA Series 1 w/lifetime

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 14:40
I've got one of these units upgraded with a 250 gig drive I'd like to get rid of.
Comes with remote, manuals, and a new spare power supply. Lifetime sub.
Works great. $160 gets it on your doorstep in the lower 48.


When do the Tivo sound effects disappear?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 13:12
I have noticed that certain channels that output digital sound (presumably Dolby Digital) cause my preamp to jump into a different mode (THX Ultra2) in which I can't hear the Tivo sound effects (bings and bongs). The sounds don't seem to come back until I get to a channel or screen that jumps back to the default mode (ProLogic IIX Movie Mode in my case).

I assume this is normal and unavoidable. I take it that the bings and bongs just aren't added into the digital feed? Anyway have a work around (not that it's a huge deal)?

Older TiVo, Newer TV

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:15
Is there any way of finding out if an older TiVo Gray Peanut Remote would work with a newer Samsung HDTV without actually having it in hand and trying it?

I'm reluctant to buy an older TiVo unit if the remote won't even control power and volume on the TV.

Yes, I know it wouldn't be HD, but that's not an issue here.



HD menus or SD for DirecTv Tivo?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:10
I may switch back to DTV from Comcast. And I wanted to get the Tivo version. Does the DirecTv Tivo version have HD menus or is it an older Tivo Firmware that still uses SD menus?

VEEP S2E3 Catherine OAD 5/6/12

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:54
Best line of the night:
“Twenty years ago you had no power but you had balls. Now look at you.” Selina: “Yeah, now I’ve got a dick and balls.”

I hope the feud between Selena and FLOTUS becomes a running gag.

I also like her line to the preacher at the very end of the receiving line who likes to bake: "Christ has risen".

Girls S1E4 Hannah's Diary OAD 5/6/12

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:45
I couldn't quite tell if the girls in Hannah's office were messing with her or not. The eyebrows felt like they were playing a joke on her, but they seemed sincere when they were telling her what she should do about her terrible boyfriend.

The depiction of sexual harassment felt very much like the way it must happen frequently in everyday life all across America.
It felt like a real life situation when the boss told her to say something if the touching was something she didn't want and she still couldn't tell him to stop being a creep. She doesn't want to lose her job. It also felt reasonable when the women were telling her all the reasons they put up with his sexual harassment.

Similarly, Marnie isn't happy with Charlie, but can't bring herself to tear the band-aid off (or her limb) and just break up with him. It's easier to just go along with a crappy situation sometimes. At work or in a relationship. Same reason Hannah lets her b/f treat her like crap.

Hatfield & McCoys on History Channel

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:49
This looks to be a 3-part miniseries on Memorial Day Weekend. Interesting they got Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner for this but from the previews it looks really good.

Is it based on a book or just archive information about the feud?


Selling Series 3 HD plus lifetime.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 06:37
I am interested in selling my Series 3 HD with lifetime service and the Tivo Wireless Adapter.

What's a realistic price to sell this for? And once I sell, how do I go about transferring the lifetime service to the buyer.

Please let me know. Thanks.

Smash "Previews" 5/7/12

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 01:24
That church had some impressive production values.

I think it's safe to say the Uma Thurman experiment was a failure. The "Let Me Be Your Star" opening was painful both to watch and listen to (for once I agree with Ellis), and she descended into caricature and was simply not comfortable in this role. Katharine McPhee should be starring in that show, period, and it's encouraging that they've started the retooling process.

Clearly the Dev/Ivy thing is going to blow up at some point; honestly, I wish they'd explored this earlier, as it's so much better than the contrived Karen/Ivy tension we got for most of the season.

I think they're handling the Tom/Julia feud all wrong. The show was out of options and had to bring Michael back immediately, and my fear is that it'll take her most of next season to fully see it. Those two are also the most palatable relationship on the show, and I hate to see it at least partially derailed...particularly by something as stupid as another advance on Julia by Michael. What the hell are they thinking?

The Voice - 5/7/12 - finalists perform

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 00:34
Thought Juliet was the strongest coming in, but Tony and Jermaine both outperformed her tonight imo. I really liked Tony tonight, and have him just edging out Jermaine. Juliet in 3rd and Chris a very distant 4th.

TiVo Desktop

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 23:39
I've tried to transfer a show from my Premiere to my laptop and the total file is around 7210 MB. The file will only transfer as far as 2500 MB and stop the transfer. I tried the same thing to a desktop and can only get to 2500 MB.

I've also got a Series 3 and tried to transfer the same show to my laptop as well as a desktop and in both cases, the file stops transferring at 2500.

I've always been able to transfer files in the past and this it's driving me crazy that all of a sudden neither machine will allow the transfer beyone 2500 MB.

Has anyone heard of this happening before? Is there any solution to this?


My Premiere has gone crazy!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 23:34
I have been suffering from random reboots for several months. The Tivo became almost unusable because it would reboot 9-12 times per day and often cut off recordings.

I thought it was the hard drive so I replaced it. An hour after I replaced the hard drive, I got another reboot and then several more after that.

I know from when I used to use the Tivo wireless adapters that Tivo can be very sensitive when it comes to networking issues. I switched to MoCa several months ago (via Actiontec routers running in bridge mode). I haven't had a problem but I decided to unplug the ethernet cable from the back of the Tivo and see if I still had the reboot problem. It's been over 24 hours and I haven't had a single reboot. Something is happening with the network adapter that Tivo doesn't like. I'm going to swap it out with a different one and see if that fixes the problem. The reboots occur even when I am not actively pulling anything from the internet (I use Standard menus). For those of you still suffering from reboots, you may want to consider your internet connection as a possible problem.

Castle - Always - 5/7/12

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 23:10
It's about freakin' time!