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How can I move my ipod music to ipad?

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 10:03
How can I get the songs out of ipod and move them to ipad? they said copy the music to computer and then transfer to ipad. It sounds easy but that didn’t work at all!!! I tried so many times but when ipod was pluged in there was no music files shown on the computer! Anyone tried that before?

Series 3 & local HD channels

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 08:26
I have Premiere & an older Series 3 (OLED) HD TiVos. I recently got another Premiere that will essentially replace the Series 3 in living room. Since it has a lifetime plan, I plan to then just put the Series 3 in the basement. It will still be hard wired to my home network so I'll have MRV access to shows on it from the two Premiers on the main floor.

However, Since Comcast charges $8 for more cable cards, I don't plan to get cable cards for this older Series 3 and just hooking the coax cable right to it. This basic hookup will essentially just get me local channels only on this Series 3 (I'm in a Comcast area that has done the digital transition). My Sony HDTV can get local HD channels with the direct coaxial connections. They are channels like ch4-1, 5-1, 11-1, etc.

I realize I will have to go through the setup process again, but can my Series 3 get these HD channels as well (with just a simple direct coax connection)? Or will it really just get the analog version of the local channels?

Do you want Amazon Prime Instant Video? Contact Amazon

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 08:01
I wrote to amazon about providing streaming to a tivo and they said they hadn't gotten ANY requests for that before!

So go to this link, choose feedback as the topic and start writing!


This is what I said:
I saw on your home page today that you are now supporting Prime Instant videos on xbox360. This is disappointing because I am not a gamer and don't have an xbox 360. I do have a TiVo XL4 and would very much like to view prime instant videos on that device. However, your app for TiVo does not allow for streaming.

When will you support prime instant video streaming on a TiVo?

This is their reply:
I understand you’d like to us to stream instant videos on your Tivo.

I'm sorry, currently you can only download videos on Tivo. I understand this feature would’ve made more efficient and convenient to use Amazon Instant videos.

This is for the first time we’ve ever received a request for a feature like this and we're glad you took time to write to us. I’ve forwarded your suggestion to our Development team, they’ll coordinate with our technology teams and work hard to implement this feature as we plan our future improvements.

Customer feedback like yours helps in our endeavor to improve the service we provide, and we’re very happy you took time to write to us.

Thanks for your interest in Amazon Instant videos.

No Netflix or Amazon Prime since update

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 01:42
So, I have access to Hulu Plus and YouTube from within the "Find TV, Movies, & Videos" menu, however, No Amazon Prime or Netflix. I've restarted the Tivo to no avail. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

I think you can view a screenshot using the following link:


$9.99 'Antenna' -only promotion not good anymore?

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 01:01
I tried using 'Antenna' coupon code to sign up for the service but it didn't take it. It's for my new Premier box that I only want to use for OTA service.

Does anyone know of a new or current code?

Revolution - new series by J.J. Abrams

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 23:05
This looks quite interesting:


Saw a preview for it tonight while watching America's Got Talent, then pulled up the trailer on youtube. A world without electricity? Interesting proposition.

Ghost image

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 21:37
Can I make a Ghost image of my Tivo drive and put it on a bigger drive or even a SSD?

Wiping a hard drive to start with empty drive

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 21:36
I had prepped a brand new hard drive with the 6.2a image but what with the local channel guide issue I would like to start completely over... I would like to completely wipe the drive so it would be empty so I can install a fresh 6.4a image.

Any suggestions on what software I should use?

"If this question belongs in an existing thread that's relevant then move it there."

Problem with delete

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 16:43
I've had my Virgin Tivo for a month or so ( I'm an ex series one user since 2000 ) and the only problem I've had is when deleting programs I've just watched.
If I stop watching before the end of the recording but close to it ( say when the adverts appear and there's still some minutes to go ) it goes back to the programs play screen. If I try to delete from there it wont, but if I try to continue watching I get a screen with the "press ok to continue" option. Press ok and the screen goes blank and the tivo is frozen. Only a reboot will fix.:(
This has happened a number of times, and I'm now trying to remember to fast forward till the program end before going back ( which then gives me the delete option screen and all is OK ) but occasionally I forget :( and then it a reboot.
Is this a known problem, with a work around, or am I the only one who has this ?


Tivo and Netflix's

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 16:11
I went to use Netflix on my Tivo HD and went I click on it the Tivo reboots. I have use it in the past but this weekend I tried it 4 times and every time I click on Netflix it reboots. Any one run into this?

TiVo+Netflix basic question: escaping out of a program!

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 15:37
I just received the latest Netflix update on my TiVo Premiere, and now I have what's probably the dumbest question ever:

How in the heck do I escape out of a paused program now?!?

Example: I start up a "Yo Gabba Gabba" episode on Tivo's Netflix. My daughter starts exclaiming that she doesn't waaaaaaaant to watch that episiode. In the past, I'd hit the left arrow button on the remote and escape back out to the episode list. With the newest update, it just rewinds the onscreen episode a few seconds. This is... suboptimal.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and figured out the answer? My spouse and I are stumped and increasingly annoyed. :down:

Any help is greatly appreciated!

How does Tivo handle recording conflicts? Auto re-schedule?

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 14:24
When a season pass recording is cancelled I assumed Tivo would automatically re-schedule the cancelled episode but I don't think it does. Can someone confirm?
And just a gripe on my part but- If there is a recording conflict it sure would be nice for Tivo to ask me which recording I want to cancel instead of deciding for me. Maybe that's a S4 feature?

Is a Tivo HD with 1 year of subscription worth anything?

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 13:31
So, I have a Tivo HD that was replaced by my new Tivo XL4. It has a multi-line subscription that is good on it until around Sept/October of this year.

Does it have any value? I am feeling that it's not even worth the effort to list it on eBay.

New Tivo Guy

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 13:24
Finally made the leap, had Charter DVR forever, (junk).

Bought the Premier XL4, and Charter is coming in a few hours to put in my cablecard.

I did make a last min decision to go for the lifetime subscription after coming across the $100 coupon on the web. $499 i was on the fence but at $399 the choice was easy.

I did pick up the Tivo 3yr warranty to help make sure I get my moneys worth from the lifetime sub.

My only questions are:

Good idea to get the 3yr warranty w/ lifetime sub?
Correct me me if i am wrong but Tivo will only move my lifetime sub to a new box if it breaks and its under warranty, right?

For me the warranty was more for my subscription that the box itself.

Lastly, that is the only situation where you can transfer the lifetime service right?
I know the Xl4 just came out so it will prob be a couple years before I am tempted by the newest box, but does tivo allow you to carry over a lifetime if you upgrade through them? Or not, ( I am assuming not from what I've read.)

Anyway, have the box all set up and am watching Ironman2 on Netflix till the cable guy gets here.


Battle of the Network Stars

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:31
Remember this show from back in the late 70's where stars from the different networks would compete in games?

It is currently being shown on ESPN Classic.

Looks like they are showing 5 episodes today in a row, starting 30 minutes ago.

And I don't see it in the guide again until 6/4.

So if you have remote recording ability, and want to catch it, better be quick!

Currently watching CBS vs ABC playing football. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Scott Baio, Jeff Conaway, etc

The Killing S2E10 "72 Hours" OAD 5/27/12

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:58
The case of the mother dead inside a locked apartment seems interesting, I hope we get more of that.

So the picture that Linden found on her frig that sent her running scared was the picture Adrien drew (from the previous case). How did it get there? Are the two cases connected in some way?

New and Returning TV Shows for June 2012

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 11:39
Some great TV coming in June......a complete list can be found here: http://www.usatoday.com/life/televis...une/55191676/1

Some of my personal favorites: Rizzoli and Isles, Royal Pains, True Blood, Falling Skies.

The return of Dallas could be interesting, and if they manage to reinvigorate Burn Notice, well, it could be a fun month of TV.

Premier failing after just one year?

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:58
I cut cable and went OTA a year ago this past April and bought a new TiVo Premier to satisfy my need for a DVR. It's been pretty reliable, locking up only a few times since I installed it, until recently...

A coue of weeks before its one year anniversary, my wife called to tell me that when she turned on the tv, it was on the "just a few minutes more" screen. This happened several times while I was out of town. It is happening more and more frequently now, and is becoming a daily occurance as of this past weekend. I have also encountered a "not connected to TiVo service" message a few times as well. I suspect the hard drive is failing.

I have called TiVo tech support several times and tried everything that they have suggested, but as I said before, the unit appears to be failing quickly. TiVo has offered to replace the unit with a remanufactured unit for $49. I am not happy with the fact that they want me to pay for a replacement that failed after only one year of service, but I am considering it.

Is there anything else that I should consider?


Tuning Adapter

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 08:00
Thank you Time Warner for for the awesome tuning adapter that locked up on Friday night and stopped all recordings over the weekend while I was away. Good times...

Lost guide function on remote

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 04:07
At some point long ago the guide button on my SAT-T60 stopped working. Is there a way to get it to bring up the guide info again?