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Snap, Crackle and Pop Over HDMI?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 17:09
I recently had to swap the location of my Tivo HD with my Tivo Premiere (due to the netflix issue on the Tivo HD - you can read about it in the Tivo Help Center forum), which meant switching my Tivo HD from using the component and RCA audio jacks to using HDMI.

With the Tivo HD on HDMI, I get crackling and popping on the audio whenever moving from program to program or from program to menu and vice-versa. This noise wasn't present on the component/RCA audio.

Note, the HDMI is hooked directly to the TV and not through a receiver (some people have recommended changing settings on a receiver for this issue).

Anyone ever find a solution for this issue?


THR22-100 Overheating?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 15:21
So far I've had zero results 'Searching' for this problem, yet I cannot believe I'm the only one having it! It's not an Isolated case, because BOTH of my THR22-100's Overheat! :confused:

If anyone knows of such a Post, perhaps labeled differently OR is aware of this problem, PLEASE reply! I have a rather large Desk fan trying to keep the temps reasonable.

Otherwise at times, it will reboot whenever too overheated, and of course if it was recording, the recorded show will be split into two pieces with an about 10-15 minute break in the middle of the recording! :mad:

Much of what I've seen in the Forum are about HR10-250s overheating. I have two of them AND a TiVo XL standalone and NONE of the three are overheating! Only the THR22-100! :(

Thanks, Bert

Should I take TiVo's offer for a 45 hr TiVo Premiere?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 14:59
So, first my old Series 1 died and now my Series 2 has died. I didn't really want to upgrade, somewhat content with the Comcast DVR. I called to cancel but the rep offered me a free 45 hr TiVo Premiere ($300 value) with service at $19.99/mo.

Is it worth it? Should I take the deal? Is there any chance two-way cablecards are on the horizon? I like my on demand.

Comcast started shutting down the 200 channels

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 14:50
I noticed today that Comcast in Delaware started shutting down the HD channels in the 200 range which were duplicated in the 800 range. The Tivo Guide still shows them on the grid but there is nothing but a black screen when I tune them in. I've received one Tivo message talking about the move but some of the shows in My To Do list didn't migrate up to the 800 channels. Just wondering if anyone else has been through this and what I should expect in terms of timing, etc.

TiVo Reps, Xfinity on demand rollout timetable?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 13:33
Would it be possible for a TiVo rep to comment on the approximate rollout timetable for "the rest of us"? I am apparently in a non-rollout area of southern NH 03087 surrounded by those with access. Since my town and a few others were left out I'm guessing our access is more difficult and we will be at the tail end...

So, when is the expected tail end of the rollout, that time when all Comcast customers will be enabled?


Any details on Tivo Stream and IP-TV boxes?

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 13:15
I have 2 Premieres and 1 HD system with lifetime, but I'm interested in getting rid of the HD to gain the streaming ability the Premiere's have.

However, I noticed that Tivo is releasing some new products this summer: Tivo Stream and IP TV. I understand Tivo Stream is for streaming to iPad, iPhone, etc. What exactly will the IP TV do? Will it need the 4 tuner premiere to function properly?

I don't want to buy a regular Premiere if the IP TV will accomplish what I want in an easier way.

Property Wars Premiers July 12th on Discovery

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 11:35
This is actually a show that a good friend of mine is a main part of here in the Phoenix area


The business is crazy so I'm hoping for good things on the show!

Copyrights & Trademarks reboot

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:30
I was just leaping around in TiVo menus checking out things I rarely look at. When I selected the Copyrights & Trademarks item (under Sys Info) it brought up a blank screen (except for the header). The Left Arrow was unresponsive so I pressed the TiVo button to get out of it and my TiVo re-booted.

Maybe I violated a trade mark somewhere and I'm being punished, but I think I'll stay out of that page.


Wed, 06/27/2012 - 07:32
hey everyone just passing through just want to say HI :)

How does the free episode of the Newsroom work?

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 21:10
Where is it streaming from?

I don't remember another example of a free episode showing up like this. (There have been/are other free episodes from e.g. amazon downloads -- and I'll probably check if this ep is available as a download too, since then I would be able to save my place if I want to stop watching.)

Independence Day Parade in Washington, DC

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 19:35
Does anyone know if this is being televised nationally? My daughter is marching in it, her school is representing NJ. If not, are there any kind folks in the DC area who could record it for me and send it to me? I'll pay for shipping and media.

Hidden codes. How many? Where to find?

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 18:28
I stumbled upon a thread which listed this code to Quickly display green progress bar:
Select-play-select-pause-select "during playback of shocase film from Showcases"

I like this code. now after I press 30 sec skip progress bar disappears right away and while FF, I no longer see bar. The 30 sec skip code I use also. Are there other hidden codes that I might like? I went to tivo tips and tricks at tivo.com and did't see any listed. I saw the clock one listed in sofftware release notes. Not for me. I don't want a permanent clock displayed over my shows.

remote-program to cable box?

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 17:00
Series 2 DT. Like several other posters my TiVo has recently lost the ability to tune to 3-digit channels. The cable box remote still does that function just fine. Can I program my TiVo remote to spoof the cable box remote (instead of the TV remote)? I hesitate to just play around, and lose the abilities it still has. The TiVo settings menu gives me options like control TV power and volume. Those are working just fine. It's channel changing that has stopped working - and only stopped working for channels higher than 99. The cable box remote can turn the TV on and off, adjust volume, change channels. It can't control the TiVo functions, tho. Thus, can I program the TiVo remote to act like the cable box remote?

Cable box: Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3250 HD

unflashed prom/kill initrd and DSR6000 restored backup not booting

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:48
Unfortunately, I think I know the answer to this, but here goes anyway.

I have a disk running software version 3.5d that works perfectly in my DSR6000 with a flashed prom. The only non-stock things about the disk are it has the lba48 kernel and initrd is disabled. My question is, if I take this disk and put it in a DSR6000 that does not have a flashed prom, will it get beyond the "Welcome, powering up" screen with initrd disabled and a non-flashed prom?

Original 14-hour Philips TiVo

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:33
Hi all,

Do the original 14-hour Philips models have any market value any more?

My in-laws are done with theirs, but it works great. It's currently on an annual plan. (Believe it or not, the in-laws have been very happy with that annual plan!)


Eureka - 6/25/12 "The Honeymooners"

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:10
That was a packed full of stories episode.

The first fifteen minutes all I could think was "shut up you snob" every time Alison opened her mouth. No it wasn't Fiji, but it was an attempt at a romantic getaway. Whine, whine, whine. Ugh.

I will say though that when the roof caved in, I would have been seriously thinking wtf myself. The other stuff not so much, but the roof, that would bug me too.

Some of it was just common sense. I mean, if water hasn't run in years, you got to let it run for a few minutes to get the gunk out. Oh well, it ended well. She seemed more on the same page as Carter by the end.

I did like Carter and the water pump explanation. Sounded like my husband. "The pump jobbie is jammed up by the frickin’ sticky thing".

Now, on to the really fun stuff. Holly and rebirth and Grace is a spy!!!

I thought for a moment that Vincent was the spy from how he acted. Then, to find out it was Grace, and then.....to find out the other spy was Henry!! :eek: Well, the Other Henry. Oh that sounds like a Star Trek episode....wonder if Henry had an Evil Spock goatee.

Holly becoming live again was great and her and Fargo getting some nooky time was really cool but what? in the middle of the lab? come on! Oh well.

One of my favorite quotes -

“In this town, what’s true can be a very tricky concept.” said by Grace, though it could have come from Carter at any point in the last five seasons.

DirecTivo Sluggish / Lag / Hangs

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:55
Well, this stinks. I absolutely love my TIVO. And, I immediately replaced two HR24's with the new DirecTV TIVO.

The systems are sluggish. Hit the record button, we get a black screen, lots of long delays. It feels like I'm using a TIVO from 2001, not 2012. My parents have a new TIVO, and it's so fast that my partner and I both just laugh when we use their remotes.

Now we're not sure what to do. We don't like the regular DirecTV units enough to return to them. Leave DirecTV and go with real Tivo? it's looking like a legit, but very expensive option.


The Glass House S1E2 OAD 6/25/12

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:31
I didn't watch any of the live feeds last week, so I ask anyone who did - was it revealed early in the week that Alex (i think that was his name) wasn't returning?

I think it is a real flaw that this is only one hour per week.

It used to be that reality show contestants only had to lie to their fellow contestants and could tell the truth to the home audience. Now we have Holly lying to the audience and saying she has a psychology degree. Was that supposed to be a strategy to get viewers to keep her? I guffawed when they asked her to name a psychiatrist and she said Dr. Phil. Actually, I think they asked her to name a psychologist, not a psychiatrist.

I'm glad America agrees with me in their dislike of Apolo. His non-strategy makes me irrationally angry just like it does the old guy. And he is paranoid! What reason would the stuntman have for throwing the challenge? If they lose it puts him in danger of being sent to limbo with Apolo. The chances are they wouldn't have chosen him, but still, it makes no strategic sense to put yourself in danger. On the contrary, he would want someone from the other team to go and he would want Apolo to stay another week since it is known he is the least liked by America.

Create Folders Manually?

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:11
I've seen the old threads on this but wonder if there's anything new. I have a dozen recordings on my pc that I'm going to transfer to an Elite. Is there a way to create a folder in MY SHOWS on the ELITEand have all of the recordings go there?

Thanks in advance.

How to Restore Files on WD Hard Disk Drive

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 06:45
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