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Problems using the TCF with IE9-32/Win7-64

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:51
In the last few weeks I have been having problems using this form in IE9, (with Win 7-64) the ads say "The webpage cannot be found" or sometimes the ads show, the form only loads part way. No problems using FireFox. Anybody else having problems with this form and IE9 (if anybody is still using IE9).

Homeland - Ugh...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:58
I just started watching this show. So far I really like it. But I wish they would have done the marines a LOT better.

Sgt. Brody wears Dress Alphas a lot. He's got Gunnery Sergeant Insignia and three hash marks, but he's called Sgt, not Gunny or Gunnery Sergeant.

Except in Episode 8. He's wearing his dress blues (finally) but he's wearing Sergeant Insignia, and only 1 hashmark.

And that damn haircut!

I've been able to overlook the haircut, but the uniform mistakes are too much to handle!

Still, I do love this show. Next time, please at least talk to someone with a military background. It'd make the show that much better.

I am so behind on so many shows!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:03
I don't know how I did it last season. I'm already behind on so many shows and half the ones I watch haven't started yet. AND Supernatural starts tomorrow. Then I have that convention (shut up) this weekend so I won't be getting any watched then either. I think I need to drop some more. But I don't know what to drop, I really like everything I record! :o

Where do "downloads" GO on the iPad?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:46
I noticed that downloading a TVShow from Stream (as a test) didn't seem to affect the available space on my iPad memory as seen in iTunes (at least immediately). Strange. I was playing with the thought that the TVShow Download might show up in iTunes - but that never happened.

Just wondering where these go then - some proprietary space locked into the App? Probably.

Here's something I found inside the iPad/Tivo App - this hierarchy is inside the Tivo App - the last (highlighted) folder size is ~1070MB in size, and I have only downloaded one item using the Tivo App.

All broken down to run with Quicksilver I guess.

Music Choice, No Longer a Choice

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:38
Not that it is a great loss, as all the videos were SD only, But I see TiVo has removed Music Choice Video downloads as an option.

(Note: if you want 720p and 1080p Music Videos on your TiVo just download them from YouTube and use pyTivo to push or pull them.)

Upgraded my drive, now getting green screen of death

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:32
I have 2 tivo HD's. 1 of them developed a hd crash. I have lifetime service on both of them. When I called Tivo, they wanted to charge me to transfer my lifetime service should I decide to purchase another drive through them. I dont agree with that policy. I purchased a Seagate Barracuda ST310005N1A1AS 1tb drive and used MFS Tools to copy the good drive from the other Tivo. It worked fine until maybe 1 week later when I received the first Green Screen telling me there was a problem. It cleared itself up and the tivo continued to work but has come back 4-5 times again since then, each time clearing itself up.

I am looking for help as I hope there is a fix to my problem. Wife gets very pissed when she cannot record and watch her shows.


Missed recordings at random times because shows "no longer appear in the guide"

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 14:46
Hi all,

I have a fairly new TiVo Premiere Elite (bought on Woot a couple of months ago and hooked up about 6 weeks ago) with an M-Stream CableCARD from Optimum/Cablevision and over the past week since setting up new fall TV season recordings (not season passes, just recording from the "By Channel" option about a week ahead of time), I've noticed a bunch of shows not being recorded, and when I go into the recording history, it says that the program wasn't recorded because "it no longer appeared in the program guide". This happened more than a few times and really concerns me.

I have another TiVo, an HD model that's about 4 years old, and it doesn't have the same issue. I set up the same recordings on that one the other day as a test and all of them recorded just fine even as the Premiere failed multiple times. So I don't think it's a problem with the actual guide data or my Optimum account.

Last night, one minute into a failed recording, I noticed that a show wasn't recording that should have been, so I turned to that channel and the bar at the top properly showed the name of the episode, and the show was playing properly. I hit the record button and it recorded just fine.

Also, at random times Sunday night during the football game, my NBC HD station flashed and started showing me programming from an NBA channel (I was still on NBC). The SD NBC channel still had the football game, though, and a few minutes later, the HD channel went back to the football game also. That was very strange. None of my friends had that issue.

At this point, I believe I've narrowed it down to a TiVo issue (hardware or software), a CableCARD issue or a signal/line strength issue (the technician recently installed new wires and tested them for signal strength, and until 6 weeks ago, the TiVO HD was hooked up to that same line and didn't have the same problem so I doubt it's that). My next step is to replace the CableCARD but I figured I'd ask for community expertise first. I'm also considering leaving Optimum for FiOS for unrelated reasons but I don't want to do that just yet if it's my TiVo that's a problem.

Any thoughts? Anyone experience this issue this regularly? I've now missed (or almost missed) 8 shows in a week on various nights and this can't continue!

Thanks in advance for your help.


TV Listings are missing critical info

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 14:10
Last night I configured my new TiVo Premiere for Antenna only use. It was great to scan my local channels and get all the Program Guide info.

I was watching a show called "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" on KQED 9-1. This is a two part show with two 2-hour segments. Part 1 was last night and the conclusion is tonight.

I still have a Comcast provided DVR (that I plan to get rid of soon). The Comcast program guide clearly describes last night's "Half the Sky" episode as "Part 1" and tonight's "Half the Sky" episode as "Conclusion." The TiVo Program Guide has the exact same description for both episodes and has no mention of Part 1 or Conclusion. If I depended on TiVo listings, I would easily miss the Conclusion of this compelling TV show. This was a frustrating first impression of the TiVo program guide.

Can this issue be fixed or improved in the future?

Suddenlink Tivo to personal tivo

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:46
Is it possible to MRV from a suddenlink tivo premiere to a personally owned series 3?

Suddenlink customer support says to register their tivo on my account at tivo.com and tivo.com says to call suddenlink customer support.

Boardwalk Empire 9/30 **SPOILERS**

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:28
No thread yet?

I thought this season is going pretty well. But I have one question. The guy who used to be the federal agent who is now an iron salesman. In the last season didn't he hire a nanny to take care of the baby. And now he moved away and is living with that nanny. And now that nanny is in love with him and having sex with him? If that is all correct that's a lot of things happening that we didn't really see!


Dancing With the Stars 10/11/12

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:14
Ok, so the singers on this show have been on my last nerve since about the second song I ever heard them sing in season one. But this episode truly went the full nine yards clear down to rock bottom with their rendition of Radiohead's classic, Creep.
I kid you not I literally felt my central nervous system recoil.
There just are not words.

Disabling MoCA

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:52
I tried installing MoCA by connecting a MoCA-adapter bridge (from TiVo) to my cable modem / router (via coaxial / ethernet respectively), and using it in conjunction with a MoCA-enabled TiVo XL4 (a ways away from the router setup).

For some reason, everything worked except streaming. For lack of a better reason, I decided not to let things play out while I waited for a POE MoCA filter to arrive, so I wanted to go back to wireless (G) until then.

For some reason, when I try to change network settings to use just wireless, it lets me, but then reverts back to MoCA. When I try to manually disable MoCA via the TiVo menus, I run into a dead-end menu that insists I must then use either ethernet or wireless, which of course I'm trying to do.

Any idea how I can disable MoCA in favor of reverting to wireless (G), and why the TiVo refuses to play nice with my attempts? When I disconnect the coaxial-in, the wireless works fine, but as soon as I plug the coaxial back in (which I must to get a video signal), MoCA takes over. Curiously, the units can connect to the internet, I suppose through the wireless, even with the networks settings showing MoCA (without an IP natch).

I suppose I can bring a direct ethernet connection to the unit to force its hand in refusing to continue to disable MoCA, but it might possibly ignore that like it does with my attempt at reverting the wireless. Someone at TiVo mentioned trying to let the TiVo assign its own IP, though I can't see how that would help either, but I'll try. Any ideers?

Homeland - 9/30/12

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:38
No thread yet?

I thought this episode was a really good start and, again, I was left with the feeling...."huh? It's over ALREADY?". Can't wait for each episode. I'm glad they moved things forward to have Brody be a Congressman already. It avoids some redundancies that could have happened and sets up lots of different angles.

Characters are awesome.

I would have wanted to tell Estes to ***ck off, but it's in her blood, so I understand why she didn't Hopefully, Saul, can "manage" her in a way that keeps it all moving forwar! Love this show!

KMTTG Deletion Error

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:09
At one point I was able to delete TiVo recordings from KMTTG. When I try to delete files I receive the error message:

No data available for findRecordingId

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Once Upon A Time - "Broken" - 9/30/12

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:09
Nothing yet for this?
Okay I'll go.
Did not love much about this sadly.

Not a fan of the way they introduced the new characters. For the first 10 minutes of the show I was like WTF is going on here? I recognized nobody. I wish they would flesh out who we've already seen before introducing Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

I liked a few things. The comments about Dr Whale not being from FTL so nobody knew him still... so that will be something to keep wondering about.

Regina was classic as usual. I do wonder why the hat only worked when Emma touched her arm but I'm seriously annoyed that they brought out the hat and mentioned Jefferson and we get no Sebastian. :(

That being said, at least boring ass David is gone now that he knows he's Charming. I like the "I will always find them" even though it was predictable. I also really liked Emma's "which curse is worse?" conversation with Snow and Charming.

And as per the norm, the only emotional impact for me was Rumple/Belle. The ending scene was especially nice.
Rumple: I'm still a monster
Belle: Don't you see, that's exactly the reason I have to stay
Bah! I'm not supposed to be a romantic!


TiVo Stream + iPad = Low Audio levels

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 09:49
I just got our stream set up and my husband complains that the Tivo Stream on iPad (2) is REALLY quiet compared to other audio from video streams.

(Compared to the live TV streaming we get from our EyeTV or iTunes Movies/TV streaming over the WLAN.)

Any ideas? Obviously the hardware volume is set to max.

TiVo wireless N adapter switching from 5 to 2.4 ghz

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 09:48

I switched from wired to wireless recently because we are about to move and I wanted to figure out my wireless set up as it seemed like an easier solution at our newer place. I'm having a terrible time with the adapter so far.

I followed the instructions for pressing the WPS buttons on my Cisco E2500 router and the adapter, but it only connected at the 2.4ghz band. I then the did manual set up via web browser and used only the 5ghz ssid. This worked for a week or so and the lights were blue I the adapter. Last night for no reason at all, it now shows green, which means it is connected at 2.4ghz. Any idea what could cause this?

Thanks for any help.

DirecTV TiVo Costs

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 09:25

Been a DirecTV customer since 2000 and purchased the original DTV/TiVo units shortly thereafter. At the time I bought 2 lifetime subscriptions which transferred to DirecTV back in the day.

I had held out upgrading receivers (currently have R10s) as I wanted to keep it TiVo. Anyway a few months after this "vaporware" actually got widespread released I could swear I was offered the free upgrade package (as I have had for years) that included the THR22- however I just wasn't ready to do it.

Now one of my antiquated receivers is on the fritz and I would like to upgrade my dish/receiver package. However looking at the site and calling up they will give me the DirecTV DVR receiver, but the cost for the THR22 (Tivo) would be $199 per. I do not want to pay close to $400 for them (especially for a leased unit). Has anyone gotten DirecTV to supply them with the TiVo receivers at no charge? Again I could swear that this offer was given to me about 6 months ago.


Can anyone get the season pass manager to work on tivo.com?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 09:13
When I reorganize my season passes, I rarely am able to get the changes to save. Is there a secret to doing it? It is pretty frustrating when I spend a good amount of time reorganizing them and then lose all of the work. It obviously takes way too long to reorganize on the Tivo itself, so I was curious how others deal with this. Do you rely on the app?

Hacking the TiVo Stream?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 08:57
So, has anyone had a go at this at all?