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How has bad weather affected your service?

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 09:17
I know DIRECTV and DISH are horrible when it comes to bad weather. Heck, it doesn't even take rain, it could just be a very cloudy day and the signal will go out. But has anyone experienced bad recordings due to weather acting up on any cable providers?

Dallas - Family Business - 8/1/2012

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 07:49
Not a lot to say about this one. They are heading towards lots of stuff going on next week. So is Christopher the father? Loved Bobby's wife going off on JR.

COX 3D Channel 1300

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 05:40
Cox has the olympics in 3d on channel 1300 but tivo wont lock in on it. Sometimes it tries and i can see the pic for a minute or so. Other times no signal at all. Cox says cable card wont get 3d channels, that I need a box from them. Have heard of people with Comcast and TW getting 3d so I know its not completely true but was wondering if it works for anyone else who has cox cable. After all the trouble I had getting Cox to turn the plus package on that they also said I needed one of there boxes for I don't trust what they say.

Setting up recordings online...

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 01:28
How much time do you need in advance if you want to set a show to record online and have the TIVO actually do it? Obviously, programming something 30 minutes before it starts is a bad move but does anyone know what the minimum time you can wait is so that the TIVO actually gets the request and does it?

Bad M-Card?

Sat, 08/04/2012 - 00:23
I have a refurb Premiere I bought from Woot over a year ago. It's been unopened in it's box until a couple of months ago when I hooked it up and started using it unactivated as an OTA tuner. A couple of weeks ago I called to activate it as the second Premeire in my HT setup (and to convince them to give me the $99 lifetime deal on my month to month TiVoHD).

It's been working great but I've only been using it with an antenna. A few days ago I decided to go ahead and get a cable card for it (I have Comcast service and my other Premiere and my HD are both on it already). I powered it down and installed the M-Card but when I powered it up it never would get to the setup screen. I'd get the "We're almost there" screen but it would eventually get to a blank blue screen with nothing but the TiVo guy in the upper left corner. I could hit the TiVo button on the remote and it would cause it to reboot again and eventually end up at the same screen.

I assumed it was an issue with the M-Card and sure enough when I removed the card everything worked fine again. So I went by the Comcast office and told them I had a bad card and they gave me another one. I came home, put it in, and guess what?...same thing, same blue screen with the TiVo guy in the corner. Again, I removed the card and it worked fine.

I chatted with TiVo and they told me it sounded like a hardware issue and to call them to see about getting a replacement Premiere. They were pretty much no help at all.

As a test, would I lose pairing information if I were to try the M-Card from my working Premiere or HD just to see if the unit will get to a setup screeen and verify that my box is good? Could I install the questionable card in one of my working units to see if they boot up to verify that the card is good?

My gut feeling is that I got two bad cards in a row but I want to make sure if possible before I go to Comcast for the third time. I should also mention that this second card I got looks like it's been well used.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Netflix problem

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 22:06
I just purchased a tivo premiere and have not been able to use netflix on it. It loads my oueue but will almost never play any programs. It will show a box saying "unable to load this program at this time please try again later or try another selection". Hulu Plus and youtube work fine on the Tivo. Also my playstation and roku work on netflix on the same network. Tivo support blames Netflix and Netflix blames Tivo and I am left in the middle with no solution and very little help from either one. Anyone have any ideas? I have tried all the steps in the Tivo help section online.

FS: TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B // Lifetime // 1TB HD

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 21:21

I'm selling my Series 3 (TCD648250B). I'm the original owner, and it works perfectly:

* Upgraded to a 1 TB internal HDD -- Samsung 5400 RPM drive
* Lifetime Service
* OLED front panel

It has the original box, and all material than came with the TiVo. HOWEVER, I'm not sure if it came with a HDMI cable, but I seemed to have given my away... so no HDMI cable.

Asking $350. I am in Northern NJ, and would prefer we can meet locally.

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Long Delay Coming Out of Standby

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:35
Last night one of my new XL's (the one that has been recording Olympics coverage nearly 24 hrs. a day and is now almost full) took a VERY long time to come out of standby. I pressed the TiVo and Live TV buttons several times with no response, I stopped trying and maybe 30 seconds later the lights came on and there was HDMI signal to my receiver. I thought that it had died; about a minute total from first attempt to response. I check my recordings and nothing was missing; all recordings are complete. I checked System Info and all looked good there as well. It is set up for OTA only.

Has anyone else experienced such a long delay coming out of standby with no apparent problem afterwards? Just curious.

TiVo Premiere menus- why can't they all look good?

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:19
I have noticed that when you drill into a menu, such as to the Season Pass sub-menu, the text and lettering gets real large. They look like SD menus up converted to HD. Why can't they make it all look congruent?

Now 1 million VM TiVos

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 06:40
VM now have 1 million TiVo customers, so they celebrated by sending out a gold tivo along with Martin Kemp:


Puts the ~35,000 thomson sales into perspective...


Fri, 08/03/2012 - 00:45
The size of the newer devices are much smaller which is a plusThe information storage capacity on Ipod and DVRs are much higher than tape based devicesSound and visual quality is greatly enhanced.Both are highly durable devices, meaning they should last for many year

Big Brother 14 8/2/2012, or 'The Bull$#!T Episode'

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 21:11
What crap was that?

This whole week meant nothing.

I am debating dropping the show for the rest of the season.

I don't buy America voted yes.

Clip Recordings

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 20:34
I have some 10+ hour olympic recordings that I'd like to clip several hours off the start or end of. Is there any way to clip recordings using the Tivo box?

I'm trying to stay away from doing lots of transferring and converting especially considering the size of the files, but if I can't do it within the Tivo what's the next easiest way?


Thu, 08/02/2012 - 20:30

Shows permanently deleted - recently deleted shows kept?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 20:29
My Family Room Premier permanently deleted all the kids shows today. I re-purposed it to record Olympics for these couple weeks and have been carefully deleting Olympics shows to prevent it from deleting all the kids shows. I figured this was easier than setting all the kids shows to keep until delete since there are so many of them.

Last night, I finished watching Olympics shows and deleted all the Olympics from the TiVo. There were still a bunch (50-70 episodes) of various kids shows at that time.

When I get home tonight, my son tells me all his shows are gone. Sure enough, he's down to just one episode of one show. I look in the recently deleted folder and find only Olympics episodes that were recorded between 7/27 and 8/1. Only about 25% of the disk is used.

So, for some reason, the 10 or so Olympics episodes in recently deleted took precedence over the shows that had not been deleted and all the kids shows but one were lost.

Has anyone seen this happen? Any idea how to avoid it in the future? Now that they're gone, it doesn't really matter. I can't get them back until the Olympics are done.

Weather App

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 19:58
Can somebody point me to a weather app that's still working? The ones I've found seem to be gone.

The omen Sunday night 8/5: the word is 5-1

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 18:00
I noticed that the episode Sunday 08/05/2012 of "The Newroom" is titled "5/1"

The episode of "Breaking Bad" airing at the same time Sunday is titled, "Fifty-One"

The end is nigh!

DVRs for sale on ebay by me.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:42
I have a two Tivos with upgraded hard drives, to include a dual tuner Series 2, and single Tuner Series 2, and also a non TiVo DVR that doesn't have programing info, but has a DVD burner that you can edit the show on the hard drive before you burn it onto the DVD.




Series 1: Will Clear Program Data not force Guided Setup

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:38
Can I run "Clear Program Data" and have it do that and not start Guided Setup?

Why I care:
My Series 1 has failed with "Failed while loading series" for the last month.
So far I have:
Unplugged from phone for 3 days
Run Kickstart 57
Reset Thumb Ratings.

I'm afraid to run guided setup because I've read about the possibility of getting stuck in that if there is a problem loading program data during that procedure.

So I'd like to run Clear Program Data...but a TiVo rep just told me that option will go into Guided Setup.

Is he right?