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Any way to eliminate the crawler at the bottom of the screen?

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 18:36
Is it just me, or does anyone else dislike the update crawler at the bottom of the screen on ESPN, Golf Channel, etc? Hello, a large percentage of sports TV viewers have DVR's of some make or model. We are probably recording that event you're spoiling at the bottom of the screen.

It would seem in this day and age of internet and DVR's the sports channels would get we don't want them to spoil our viewing.

First, what do you think?

Secondly, any way to eliminate the crawler with a filter? It must be a specific part of the broadcast. Wishful thinking on my part I suppose.

Factory renewed Premiere XL questions

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 16:33
I'm considering dumping the Comcast DVR and going to Tivo as my primary unit. (I have recently obtained an older Series 2 in the garage, so I'm familiar with Tivo's capabilities.) There is an offer to upgrade to a Factory Renewed Premiere XL for $149 plus 399 for the MSD lifetime.

Is it worth it to buy lifetime for an older renewed XL?

Also, how happy are you all with Tivo as a company and their support?

Thank you!

USB extensions known to work with Slide remote?

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:16
Anyone know of a USB extension that will work with the slide remote? I've tried a 32' 'active' extension from monoprice but the Tivo HD would not recognize that a remote was present. Likely because the cable acts as a hub, I guess. I'd like to be able to use the remote from a room 2 floors up from where the Tivo is located. I'll be using in-room IR extenders to handle getting regular IR remote signals back to the Tivo. But in the master bedroom I'd like to be able to use the Slide. Thus my interest in an extension.

So has anyone found a USB extension that the Tivo will recognize the remote receiver properly?

Cajun Justice A&E season thread (if anybody else is watching it).

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 11:47
Link to new show that started this past week:

I watched both episodes and found it pretty interesting. No signs of any staging or fakery.

I did love that the Sherrif was driving around in some drug dealers mazaratti!

3 Free Tivos

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 11:25
I've now cleared the decks and have 3 series 1 Tivos ( with 120 GB discs I think ) to give away for free :) to anyone who can collect them. They were all working under ALTEPG ( 1a or 1c I think ) 2 via network and 1 via PPP.
There are also 3 remotes, 1 IR wand and 1 serial cable. The network cards and rf2Link's are on ebay.
I would like them to go in 1 group ( there are also 2 sky+ boxes if you want them as well ) and I live near Oxford.

PM me if you're interested


Trouble with cablecard and antennae on Premiere

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 11:22
Had a Tivo premiere set up with a cablecard today. After the installer left i decided to plug in a set of rabbit ears to pull in some OTA channels that were missing. When I go to the menu to scan for channels, I get the message that I'm not allowed to scan when a cable card is installed. Is there any way around this?

Re-post???? Help!

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 09:55
Not sure what happened to my original post but somehow it never made it here??

My setup is thus:

A Dell PC running Tivo Desktop Plus.

A Tivo HD connected to my network.

The Dell and original Tivo can see each other and transfers programs between them just fine.

I added a second Tivo HD and it connects to the internet just fine except that for the Dell PC it shows no shows available. The new Tivo doesn't see the original Tivo at all..

The Original Tivo HD sees the new Tivo but again it too shows no shows available. (It still shows the Dell just fine with the programs.)

Also how do I get Tivo Desktop to see the SECOND Tivo.

Any suggestions, please??

Problem with newly added Series 3

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 08:43
I just added a second Series 3 to my home network which WAS a Dell Desktop PC with Tivo Desktop Plus and my original Series 3. I hae no problem with them recognizing each other and transferring programs between them.

I added a second Series 3 to the same network and it connects to the internet just fine. The problem is, in the Now Playing list,it sees the Dell desktop but shows no programs available. It does not show the original Series 3 at all.

The original Series 3 shows the Dell Desktop with all available programs and the new DVR but with nothing available.

I also can't see where to add the new Series 3 to the Tivo Destop Plus program.

Anybody have any suggestions!

THD RS corrected/uncorrected errors

Sun, 06/10/2012 - 08:43
I have a Tivo HD on Cox (Rhode Island). I have a problem with some channels accumulating RS errors in the tens of thousands. If one of these channels is buffering, the tuner eventually 'freezes' and just sits on a grey screen until I change channels. This only happens on higher-frequency channels, however; seems to be above 650MHZ or so. Channels in the 400's, for example, are fine. It happens with both tuners, so I know it's not that one of them is bad. Also, I recently upgraded the hard drive and power supply so those are both fine as well. The thing I was wondering about, is that Cox is now using tuning adapters in our area but I haven't gotten one yet. Could that be the cause?

No kurplunk with my XL4

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 22:04
I was using the RCA jacks on the back of my XL4 and decided to switch
to the HDMI cable. The picture is much better but now I don’t hear the
tivo kurplunk sound anymore. Is that normal? I kinda like that sound:)

Is my premiere dying?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 21:54
Hi folks. I am wondering if my Tivo is on the way out. Here are the issues I am having

1. When I swap from 1 tuner to the other ( I like to watch 2 shows at once pausing and swapping ) there is a large flicker when doing it on the tv. I never noticed anything like that with my Tivo HD. It also, quite often, will lose sound when I do this and I have to either power my TV or swap a couple more times.

2. The system has begun rebooting itself about once a week. This just happened tonight when I was watching a downloaded video podcast and went into the tivo menu while watching.

3. The system is just dog slow. I am using HD menu's so I contribute some to that, but there are times when bringing up the menu takes 5-10 seconds. This does not seem right to me.

I bought it in February and got an extended service plan on it. So is it just me or is something not right here? Are there any things I could try?


Weak channel signal strength

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 21:51
Looks like most channels are in the 40's. SNR is about 29 or 30. They all work, but occasional are lost or get pixelated. I have a rather poor cable set up with a lot of splitters.

Should I spring for a signal booster/amplifier? Looking at a four port Motorola that seems to get good reviews I can put it in a outside box and energize it through an unused cable connection on the inside of the house.

Is it worth the buy?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 21:21
Hi all, this is my 1st post here and I had a question to ask.

I am in the process of purchasing a used Series 3 with a 1TB HDD from someone for $75.

Is the series 3 considered too outdated to get today? Is it worth it to buy?

I current have a Motorola QIP7100 P1 with Verizon and wanted to get a DVR with tivo so I could use the cable card and get tivo service which cheaper than Vz's dvr.

Can't Connect to TIVO Service - Time Warner Signature Home Service

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 21:20
I have used TIVO for years now with no problem. This past week we decided to upgrade to Time Warner Cable's Signature Home Service, which they installed a Ubee DDW3611 router to replace my Netgear router.

Since then, i have not been able to get my Tivo box to connect to the Tivo service. I have tried to add the ports documented by Tivo to the Port Triggering page. I have turned off Wan Blocking and Multicast and UPnP are enabled. I spent a good part of the day talking to Tivo and TWC support, to no real help. I am hoping someone can help me figure out what i haven't been able to figure out.

- Series 2 dual tuner Tivo Box
- Set up on a TV without the digital cable - the TV plays fine through the TIVO box, so i know that part is working.

I am hoping someone that has been through this might can point me in the right direction.

So I've started Supernatural

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 20:24
I've watched the first 2 episodes. I have to say so far so good. I've already recognized quite a few faces in just two episodes. I have a long way to go though, don't I? :o

Cable Cards causing S3 reboot

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 18:49
Woke up one morning to my Series 3 in perpetual reboot. After some troubleshooting, found that I could boot with cable card 2 ejected. Ran this way for a few weeks then tried re-seating CC2. Unit instantly rebooted, so I ejected CC2. However, it will now only boot if BOTH CC's are ejected. As soon as either is inserted, the unit perpetually reboots. I've tried all combinations of cards/slots with no success. Read that this could be a sign of a failing hard drive, so I made an image and replaced the hard drive but still have the same problem. Afraid it's either a problem with the cable card chassis or on the board somewhere. Got a lifetime subscription on the unit, so I sure would like to get it running again. Anyone experienced this problem and repaired it successfully?

Edit suggestions?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 14:21
On the old Series 2 Directv Tivo I could look at the suggestions "Thumbs up" list and edit unwanted programs to "Thumbs down" before they recorded. Can this list be found and edited on the Premiere? If so, it must be hidden in some hard to find place 'cause I can't seem to find it.

XFinity (Forsyth, GA) channel line-up (lost a ton of channels)

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 12:22
We have XFinity from Forsyth, GA and in general have had a great experience with the service and the 3 TiVo machines that use it (1 series 2 with cable settop box, 1 series 3 with dual cable-card, 1 premier with dual cable-card). We just received a "channel line-up change" message and tivo dropped 20-30 HD channels from our line-up. The channels are there on the channel list and I can re-add them (they are working fine), but content won't download for them (meaning no TiVo'ing anything on them).

Called TiVo and they said that the Tribune Media Services database had been updated recently with those channels dropped. They said Comcast would have to re-update the national database before they could do anything. Called Comcast and the 800# support has no idea what to do and kept wanting to just forward me around the company. They have no idea who owns the responsibility for updating the database...

Anyone having or had this problem in the past? ...and what can I do to get my problem resolved???

Thanks in advance,

Why does history channel play pawn stars all the time?

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 10:42
Seems like pawn stars is on all the time. I just deleted 97 shows of pawn stars.