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After Spring Update Pytivo/Streambaby gone.

Sun, 05/27/2012 - 09:03
I have restarted the tivo, added the ip address of the computer to tivo. Restarted computer. Clicked on the apply button in pytivo but my tivo no-longer shows pytivo under
showcases and apps. How do I fix this?

Just got my first TiVo ever, few questions.

Sun, 05/27/2012 - 02:20
I just got my first TiVo ever off eBay, thats right Im a complete newbie, and while I wait for it to ship I have a few questions for you experts.

TiVo Premiere
Model #: tcd746320
45 hour DVR

1) Does this TiVo stream from online sites? (Hulu+, Netflix, Etc.)

2) Is this TiVo able to stream video files from a PC? If yes, is there a SMALL distro of linux that is compatible with tivo to do this? I want to be able to have a dedicated server to keep all my dvd backups on so I can just browse through them on my tivo and play them with a single interface.
I want to use a server and not have to physically have them on the tivo .

3) The tivo I bought says it has 2 tuners, am I able to connect a Cable Card for my cable AND an antenna for over the air channels? or will I have to constantly unhook my cable and hook up my antenna?

4) Does the tivo work as a digital converter box for my antenna?

5) Am I able to put the recordings my tivo records onto a flash drive and transfer them anywhere?

6) Does it have a normal RCA input to record anything else? (xbox, a dvd player, etc)

Thats all I need for now, I've been reading up trying to gather as much info about tivo as possible. I see that they are pretty open to modifications to tivo so if you know any cool hacks / tricks I can do to this let me know!


iPad App. Major issues...please help

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 22:32
I have been using the TiVo App for my IPad and IPhone for most of the last year with no problem. Today I Started the app and it told me I needed to enable the network Remote Control. I followed the instructions to do this and it turned out the TiVo was already set....so why does it keep telling me on the iPad and phone that it needs to be enabled. I tried everything I can think of, and it just won't let me past the menu to enable the Network Remote Control.

Please help

iPad App no longer working...Please Help!

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 22:30
I have been using the TiVo App for my IPad and IPhone for most of the last year with no problem. Today I Started the app and it told me I needed to enable the network Remote Control. I followed the instructions to do this and it turned out the TiVo was already set....so why does it keep telling me on the iPad and phone that it needs to be enabled. I tried everything I can think of, and it just won't let me past the menu to enable the Network Remote Control.

Please help

Reselling a TiVo with PLS

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 16:43
I know that it's pretty commonly done, but I wonder about the details. Is there a mechanism for transferring the service to the new owner or do you have to keep it attached to your account?

I'm thinking about dumping my Series3 and upgrading to a Premiere. I have a close friend--shared an office for a few years--who's an engineer at TiVo who can get me a "friends and family" package with PLS for a nice discount. He feels very good about the current software release, so I'm ready to make the switch.

spring update channel changes

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 14:18
my tivo just got the spring update this morning and now it's reporting a lineup change and downloads the new channel info and loads and then repeats that the lineup changed and doesn't go to live tv.

never mind server must have errored

What determines pyTivo's speed?

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 13:57
Hey folks.

I've used pyTvo before, and I know the encoding takes some time, but I was trying to transfer an .MKV last night and it took 4:30 hours to transfer 1:05 minutes of footage on an 8 gig file.

However, a couple of days before that I transferred a 6 gig file (2 hours), and it only took 3 hours to process the entire thing. That's 2 gigs smaller obviously, but it shouldn't take 8 hours to complete a 8 gig movie right?

I have a great cpu (i7 920 clocked at 3.5 ghz) and it's only 10% loaded. And I have a decent router as well. My network meter says I'm uploading just about 800K. Could that be my bog down? any other thoughts?

The 2012 French Open @ Roland Garros

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 12:00
Begins tomorrow morning 5/27 at 5am ET on ESPN2.

Overnight HD Test Question

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 11:40
The TiVo has been showing this screen, "Seek time vs Distance on /dev/hda, Test Passed," for over an hour now with no changes to the screen. The test (This was the overnight test) has been ongoing for more than 12 hours now and for the first couple hours, when I checked, things were happening. I was asleep for the last 2/3s of the test.

And what are all the green dots anyway, just a graph to look at as it continually adds green dots? (It's not doing anything now).

Thank you for helping.

TIVO XL4/Xfinity OD threads?

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 10:34
Hi - just got my Premiere XL4 up and running with Xfinity OD here in the SF Bay Area. Looking for the threads that I am sure must exist with people discussing features/usability etc. but I can't find them. A search on "Xfinity On Demand" just brings up a few threads. what am I missing? this must have been discussed to death over the last month - thanks!

American Colony on NGC

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 09:29
The show American Colony is about a small group of Hutterites. Since I had only heard of the Hutterites when reading European history, this intrigued me. It is hard to find because thefutoncritic calls it Meet the Hutterites. It can be found under the title American Colony on your Tivo. It looks like a short (four episodes) realty series. It starts Tuesday, May 29th, 2012.

Announcement not viewable when logged in...

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 07:09
The announcement "New TiVoCommunity Homepage Arriving Soon" cannot be viewed when I am logged in. If I log out I can view it.

When logged in I get:

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Your e-mail address is not correct, or not valid, and you need to change it. Please CLICK HERE to enter into the USER CP area and update your e-mail address. (We suspend the account if so much e-mail bounces back. Spam filters? Old Address? ISP Blocking AVS Mail?)

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?

The administrator may have disabled your account for abuse.

Evaluating NAS devices for use with Tivo/streambaby?

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:28
I am looking to purchase a new NAS device for streaming HD content via streambaby to Tivo?

How do I evaluate various NAS devices (other than capacity) to determine the best model for me?

I have a Tivo Premiere on wired network with DIR-655 router.

If you can provide any suggestions/advice, please let me know.


Harry's Law - 5/25/12 - "Onward and Upward" - Series Finale

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 04:57
Aired 5/25 in Canada, 5/27 in USA

The most noteworthy scene was the ending with the party. It reminded me of Ally McBeal, another David E Kelley show, especially with Lisa Nicole Carson who played "Renee" on Ally. David E Kelley seems to love recycling actors.

I could even imagine Vonda Shepard singing "Take Me Home"

A shame the show has been canceled just as it started to find its identity.

Unable to See Media Server in Now Playing

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 03:52
I had to go to another Firewall since nod32 stopping checking my emails for Spam / Viruses. I chose VIPRE.

I noticed that my AutoTransfers stopped working and I could not long see the server in the Now Playing.

I was able to finally access the TiVos (Series2 and Series3) and download the programs. But that was about it.

When I open TiVo Desktop (I believe I have 2.8 version) - when I put my mouse over the TiVo Desktop, I get a rotating circle. This was happening the other day as well - but I just left the mouse over the TiVo Desktop and it finally allowed me to pick recordings. I was able to download everything.

However, when I go to the Services tab in the TiVo Desktop (and after I can finally choose this menu), I receive an error:
The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

In my services, I have TiVo Beacon listed, but nothing else. VIPRE software is running in Learning mode.

It will allow me to add ports but it also wants the name of the application (which I do not know) for these ports.

I did add C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop as an always allowed path.

I don't know if other services should be running - can you advise?

I have not figured out exactly how to creat a new service just yet.. I have been reading a lot of articles but they seem to just apply to servers, etc. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate (I can ask this question on another board and post that here when I get an answer).

Thank you!

WD Drive Options

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 02:26
I am looking to replace hard drive in my TCD663160.

What is the recommendation for Western Digital Drive currently?

Can I install 2GB drive or should I stick with 1GB drive?

What is a good link to walk through the upgrade process?

It's My Favorite Time of Year for TV!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 23:02
I watch very few series in "real time", as they're broadcast week-to-week. Instead I prefer to wait until the season ends, then watch the whole season over the course of a few weeks. I enjoy the freedom of being able to watch at my leisure. I don't have to wait until next week if a particular episode intrigues me as to how such-and-such is going to play out in the next ep. There's also better continuity to the story overall when the whole season is compressed into a few weeks rather than months and months (often with breaks lasting for weeks).

Recently I've watched the latest seasons of Justified and Southland and I'm looking forward in the next few months to watching 30 Rock, The Killing, Game of Thrones, and Grey's Anatomy.

Anyone else prefer watching their fav series this way?

Poll: Home Network

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:20
My home network is Powerline based:

Xfinity Cable Internet (up to 40 Mbps)
Netgear 200 Mbps Powerline AV with four adapters
Two 4-port switches (office & family room)
4-port Asus Wireless N router
~20 internet devices including Tivos, Slingplayer, Vulkano, several multimedia devices, game console, Skype phones, cameras, desktop, laptops, printers, tablets and smartphones

Although my Powerline works well (~ 25Mb/s down & 6.5Mb/s up), I thinking about turning my desktop into a real server and optimize the throughput by upgrading to a 500 Mbps Powerline system, wait for a 1Gbps one, or scrap it for another similarly low-cost option. I don't foresee running Ethernet.

Please vote and describe your configuration in a post (e.g. DSL, Cable, Wireless Broadband). I'd like to learn from what others have done.

(If there is an existing poll on this topic, please let me know -- a search didn't yield anything close in the last 5 years.)

Picture Freezes -- Audio Continues

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:49
Pioneer TiVo Series 2

When watch a recorded show the picture will freeze for a few seconds while the audio continues and then the picture starts moving again. Sometimes there is a cliche in the audio.

Also get occasionial pixilations.

I had the hard drive replaced recently so I don't think it is that.

Any idea what might be causing it?

tivo premiere xl4 for $349.00

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 18:03
Just saw the tivo premiere xl4 elite on sale for memorial day weekend at amazon for $349.00at amazon com the seller is electronics expo!:D