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1 THR-22 + 2 D* DVRs?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:12
Hi everyone,

Does anybody have the setup of one THR-22 and two (or more) DirecTV DVRs in one house? I really would like to replace all three receivers with THR-22, but D* isn't budging -- well, unless I want to pay $600. Not to sound cheap, but I find it horrifying to have to pay $200 for even just one leased unit. I haven't talked to retention yet; but the various CSRs I have spoken with have at least offered the 1 Tivo + 2 D* DVRs at a much lower price. So I am just wondering if anyone has taken that offer and what is the overall viewing/user experience like?

(I have lost my local channels on my Series 1 DTivo, and with no easy solutions in sight, and I've wanted to upgrade to HD anyway, this seems like the logical step. But again, the upfront cost is just way too prohibitive...)

Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

TiVo Premiere Benchmarking

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:05
This thread is a breakout from my Performance thread that was more of a discussion thread than a details thread which is what this one will focus on. This thread will cover a variety of different benchmarks run on my TiVo Premiere to try to glean performance enhancements or regressions.

My testing process includes running each test a minimum of 3 times excluding outliers that are obvious flukes. The times are averaged together then compared against other runs.

Completed Benchmarks
  • TiVo 14.8c vs benchmarks

Upcoming Benchmarks
  • TiVo vs benchmarks
  • TiVo DNS benchmarks

Requesting help..... need help using pyTivo and kmttg

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:36
System info
- Tivo Premiere with latest firmware installed

- PC is dual core Dell, plenty of memory, Windows 7 pro 64 biit, new video card

I want to use kmttg and all of its features. In particular, I would like to use kmttg to get pyTivo to push files from my PC over to my Tivo.

I have read as much documentation as I can find, but I still get lost.

I installed
kmttg(main app seems to be working mostly okay)
Python(I have no clue if it is actually working or not)
pyTivo(I have no clue if it is actually working or not)




Tivo HD w/ Lifetime Service and Extended Warranty $350 shipped

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:20
Has product lifetime service which means no monthly fees. It is model TCD652160 with a 160 GB drive. Holds about 20 hours HD or 180 hours SD programming.

This has an extended warranty from Tivo that is good through 6/20/2013 and is transferable to the buyer. It does have a problem. Sometimes the fan becomes very noisy. When it happens, I turn it off, then on (may take a few tries) and then it runs fine for months. I could get it replaced under the warranty, but since it has been a minor inconvenience, I thought that I would get as much life out of it as I could before getting it replaced. I think that the replacement will be eligible for another extended warranty ($40 for 3 years). I'm not 100% sure, but that is how I got the extended warranty on this one. I had a Tivo that failed during the warranty period and this one was the replacement and it was eligible for an extended warranty.

Includes original remote that is in great shape because I use a universal remote.

$350 including shipping to lower 48 states.

AMC is marathoning Walking Dead on July 8

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:15

Quote: AMC will marathon all 19 episodes of The Walking Dead‘s first two seasons the weekend of July 8, leading up to a special edition of Talking Dead and a never-before-broadcast black-and-white conversion of the series pilot.

The Dead-athon kicks off Saturday, July 8 at 11:30am EST, running to 1 am that night. The action picks back up Sunday at 11:30 am, leading into the 9 o’clock Talking Dead special and then the 10 pm showing of the B&W series opener.

The marathon event will also be laden with behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews, and maybe a peek or two at Season 3, premiering this fall. This is a really fun series. If you've been debating whether to watch, then record this marathon and catch up!

Cisco sues Tivo

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07


Don't really see that Cisco has a point here. Of course it is the U.S. legal system we are talking about so who knows?

New Netflix - captions?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:05
I'm thinking that the new Netflix implementation features closed captioning. I need it. How is it turned "on"?:)

S2 DT problems with Xfinity 8xx channels in south Palm Beach county FL

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 18:52
I have my Comcast Xfinity cable box configured so that I can record the one channel I'm watching using my TiVo Series 2 dual tuner. This was working fine until the end of April 2012. I could watch any channel from 2 through 846 and I could watch all channels for hours without interruption.

Sometime during April 2012 Comcast changed their service in some way they won't admit to me. Prior to that date I could watch their music channels (numbered 801 thru 846) for hours on end with no problems. After that date the music channels stop working after a few hours. When this happens I have to either refresh the cable box (using the Comcast automated refresh facility), physically turn off/on the cable box, or reset the TiVo.

Am I the only one experiencing this problem? I'm not interested in purchasing a new TiVo - it's beyond my budget.

series 2 expansion

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 17:47
bought a maxtor diamond 21 200 mb for the tivo im using. installed it and powered it up. it went into powering up mode like it should after couple minutes the screen went blank then powering up sign came up again then blank again its like it keeps recycling. can some1 tell me whats going on and
what i need to do. some1 said i need to download tivo program to it. is this hard to do im very computer illiterate any HELP would be GRATEFUL


Popup every time I visit from my iPad

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 16:55
Every time I'm visiting tivocummunity.com from my iPad I get a popup telling me there's an iPad app for this forum.

I have a really good memory, once would be enough. Is there a way to make it stop (short of downloading an app I don't want)?

Xbox beats tivo to amazon prime instant video!

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 16:52
Had really hoped to see TiVo push out a app for TiVo prime video this is my second year as a prime member with no luck from TiVo, I guess looking forward to a spotify app anytime soon is a waste of hoping also

Is it possible to network multiple TiVo Premiere XL devices together?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 15:54
Hey, I'm new here and did a forum search but didn't find much. I was wondering if I could network multiple premiere XL boxes together to share out any recorded shows among one another? Basically just to watch recorded shows in other rooms in the house.


question on cable cards

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 14:52
I thought I read on here were someone said they sent Tivo the Cable Card pairing info and Tivo called the cable company and activated the cards. Did I see that or imagine that?

Game of Thrones - Season 1 & 2 Discussion

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 14:46
Okay so I'm going to watch the entire series over again. Now that I have a full grasp on locations, houses, characters, etc I feel this might be fun. And I have some burning questions. Book readers, feel free to respond to anything that doesn't spoil beyond what's been aired. I'm sure there's backstory that HBO just couldn't get to that might help us understand some things.

Okay here's my list just from watching the pilot over.

1) I'm confused as to why Ned accepting Hand of the King meant he had to leave Cat behind? So the idea was they would just never see each other again because she was staying to be in charge of Winterfell? That's kind of crap.

2) I'm reminded of just what a bitch Cat was to and about Jon Snow. She wouldn't even allow him to eat with them all because it looked bad that the bastard be among the royalty? And the looks of disgust she gives him right in his eyes, just makes me seethe. Ugh. Hate her.

3) Gosh I had almost forgotten just how good looking Jamie is. He's been in dirt and grime this entire season. I do wonder why he and/or Cercei didn't just poison Robert the same way they did John Arryn. Clearly neither of them have anything but contempt for him.

4) Can someone clue me in again as to exactly what happened to Lyanna? I looked up on that Tower of the Hand site and this is what it says:
Quote: Lyanna was bethrothed to marry Robert Baratheon. (AGOT 5) At the tournament held at Harrenhal during the year of the false spring, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen shocked the assembled crowd when he bypassed his own wife to crown Lyanna queen of love and beauty. (AGOT 59) Not long after, he absconded with Lyanna under mysterious circumstances, one of the major causes of Robert's Rebellion. Lyanna was held at the Tower of Joy until near the end of the war when Eddard came to reclaim her. Eddard found her dying in the tower and made an unknown promise to her right before her death. She was buried in the crypts beneath Winterfell. (AGOT 5) I'm not fully sure I get what the bolded part means. And it says he found her dying... but what from?

I also noticed a couple things that aren't questions just observations that I didn't fully pick up the first time. From the moment Cercei talks to Sansa she calls her "little dove". Also there's some serious dislike between Jamie and Ned that I didn't remember before. I also realized that Summer was pacing below when Jamie shoved Bran off the tower. You'd think the wolf would remember him and want a piece of him the moment he came down.

SnapRAID, other? Want to mix drive sizes.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 12:50
I'm busy buying hardware & getting educated to build a Tivo hd server (x2, 1 primary, 1 backup). I now get why RAID is good in addition to essential backup. But I really, really hate the limitation in standard RAID of same size drives in the array (or effectively same size as it will only make use of the size of the smallest drive in mixed drive array). One of the reasons I really hate this limitation is the long term expense of effectively making use of larger size drives only after either a long period of migration or a single costly replacement all at once.

So I'm looking at some sort of standard RAID alternative and SnapRAID is bubbling to the top. http://snapraid.sourceforge.net/compare.html

Looking okay to me because it's free, can mix drive sizes, uses a snapshot model, can recover data in non-failed disks, doesn't make my server into just a NAS like unRAID, etc. But I can be swayed on any of these reasons; I'm just feeling my way around and these are inchoate impressions.

Any thoughts?

AMC is showing all four seasons of Breaking Bad starting June 11

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 12:04
For those of us who keep saying "I really need to watch this show", now's our chance!:up:


Quote: How did a public school teacher become Public Enemy Number 1? If you haven't been keeping up with the series Time magazine calls "TV's best drama," you might not have the faintest clue. Fortunately, AMC is encoring all four seasons of Breaking Bad with multiple episodes airing late night every night starting Sun., Jun. 11. Stay up late or set your DVR to watch the entire series in order from the beginning. Witness Walter White's dramatic transformation and get ready for the new season premiering Sun., Jul. 15 at 10/9c on AMC. Click here to see a complete schedule of episode airings.

help with questions

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:42
I am an avid tivo owner, series 2&3,w/wireless, using external drive to write(faster than desktop) using roxio toast pro for mac/lion....happily transferring shows, for the past year, until two weeks ago, I lost my tivo transfer window, and for you who know about the toast program, it is the the bank for all shows transferred to mac from Tivo,....it will not come up, it says restore window, and when I do, it goes to error, tivo transferquit ect...I have talked to the forum in Roxio, and(tsantee) has been able to help me in past, suggested to go to library, delete plist file, which I did, and it still will not upload, I Uninstallled and re installed multiple time's, but no avail..... it was suggested that I use iTivo....can I still use the dvd recording part of the roxio program, will itivo show up in my media lineup? I read some about program, don't understand so much, where does shows, go, when transferred, do they go in a folders, that keeps them dated and labeled....like for instance, I was collecting all the law and order svu, and had banked quite a number of shows, till(not to program limit point) but so I could have them to burn to dvd in consecutive order.....(which I delete, in transfer, hard drive, and on tivo when burned to disc) ....yes, i need help, thanks in advance

Subscriber Fee Question

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:12
OK. So I just recently purchased a second Premiere XL. My question is if I buy a lifetime subscription on one, will I get the reduced monthly fee on the second, which I believe is 12.99?

I guess I could just call Tivo and ask them.

Any suggestions for this kind of season pass

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:10
I recently got a TiVo premiere and am enjoying it so far. I am familiar with TiVo (have an S2 & S3) so have done "season passes" with my other equipment.

Is there any way or suggestion on how to make my Premiere have a season pass to a show, but record the new episodes later in the night instead of recording them when they first air (usually 8-10pm).

I ask cause we generally wait till the next day to watch recorded material anyway, but would also like to have the dual tuner access during peak viewing times. And since networks generally run new episodes several times a night, I was hoping there was some way to get the TiVo to record them at a later time in the day (for example, after midnight).

I realize I could probably just set up a season pass on one of my other TiVos and then simply transfer/MRV it to the Premiere when ready to watch, but just wondering if this later recording request is something that can be done with a Premiere.

Series 3 & one cable card

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:29
I have a Series 3 HD TiVo (TCD648250) with lifetime. Its giving me some reboot issues and I think its the hard drive (see other post). I haven't had time to fully replace the hard drive (with a new image). Until then, I am using a TiVo Premiere I recently purchased & had a question concerning the cable cards for this S3 unit.

I know this S3 takes two cable cards and its also possible to have just one in it that will essentially make it a single tuner DVR. However, can it maybe also have unscrambled (HD & analog) channels on the other tuner? Kind of making it a 1.5 tuner DVR in a sense. Or is this not possible & the two types of tuners can't be mixed and matched.