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Premier HD died... What to do now?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:59
Thanks in advance for any ideas that people come up with!

I have a 2 tuner Premiere without lifetime, that I had expanded to a 2TB drive. This morning it crapped out. I have the original 320GB drive and swapped out the 2TB drive and it boots so I am pretty sure its the Hard Drive.

What are my options? Copy the 320GB to a new 2TB drive and carry on?

Try to find a 4 tuner Premiere on CL or fleabay with lifetime?

Buy a new Roamio?

I haven't messed around here in a few years, so I am way out of touch with Tivo's current offerings?

Anyone have any suggestions?


Roamio Pro with Lifetime, make me an offer!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:47
Like the subject line says, make me an offer, hopefully one I can't refuse!

Sirens New USA comedy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:39
Ok, I liked this much more than I thought I would.

Haven't heard about it, but saw the commercials during "Suits"

Developed by Denis Leary.

Being USA they get away with some of the more colorful language.

Not Getting Email Notifications

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:23
Is anyone else not getting email notifications when posts are made to threads they've contributed to?

How do you log out of netflix?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:17
We shared a Netflix account with my brother until the other day when we agreed to stop being unethical about it and get our own. So we deactivated that account and my wife and I started our own, but I can't figure out how to get Roamio to use it. How do I log out? Thanks.

Trying to save recordings and setting from my TiVo drive.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:19
Last week my Premiere XL crashed with the GSOD. Based on what I read here and my tests I'm thinking of trying ggieseke's DvrBARS process on it but not sure how to do what I'm thinking or if it is even doable. And would like any insight into what I'm seeing.

First thing, I pulled the HDD and ran the WD short and Extended diags on it. It passed with flying colors. I then used ddrescue to clone the drive to another WD identical sized drive so I could experiment. Ddrescue reported no errors in the process. This seems to imply that the drive isn't actually failing but that the OS has gotten corrupted in some way.

I tried booting from the cloned drive which encountered the GSOD (not surprising). I then tried to run various Kickstart codes. I could launch 54 HD test and run the tests. But could not start 51, 52 or 56 in an attempt to restore a potentially corrupted OS. I then ran KS 57, MFS check. After a while, the XL became stuck in a Welcome, Almost there, GSOD loop. Now I can't get to the KS codes on this drive. Strange.

I went and bought the Weaknees upgrade drive of the same size. I ran guided setup and the TiVo is alive. I cloned this onto the previously cloned drive and it also works. So now I have a working copy.

I see indications in the DvrBARS instructions that I may be able to copy certain partitions and get my original, or the clone working with my recordings. But I can't see any partition structure with my Ubuntu Live boot environment.

Given all that I have the follwoing questions:

1. What could the MFS check have done to corrupt it further?

2. Will the DvrBARS utility show the partitions?

3. I've also seen it stated that you should not boot Windowws with a TiVo drive attached because it will corrupt the drive. Is that no longer the case since DvrBARS is running under Windows?

4. Am I off in the weeds or is this possible?

Thanks for your help.

I want to replace my Time Warner DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:03
I want to replace my Time Warner DVR with something. I have a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Prime (and Cable Card) and run a Windows Media Center HTPC. Watching shows and recording are fine (only on the PC) but the Time Warner Copy Protection flagging prevents me from doing some things. I can't even watch premium TV shows from an Xbox extender in another room it barfs about protected content (even though I am only watching on one display). It sucks.

Anyway I am looking at the Tivo Roamio as a more user (wife) friendly solution but an scared that the Time Warner flag everything mentality would cripple it.

On the Roamio would I be able to watch, record and playback premium (non-local TW flagged) content?

Could I use a mini from another room as an extender and do the same?

Any Time Warner users out there with a workable solution?


Can I rescue Recordings from after Tivo 11.3 update Breaks Access

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:52

(Meant "from S3 after" )

Does anyone know how to rescue recordings when the S3 HAS a dvr expander attached and Tivo has broken web, another Tivo and TivoDesktop access with the 11.3 update.
The S3 still sees Tivo corporate and I can ping the S3, but i none of the functions allowing access work.
It has also broken all of the video on demand components.
It still records just fine

I have a new Roamio coming, but I need some of these recordings

Comcast on Demand now in Baltimore

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:13
A unexpected surprise last night when I turned on TiVo. Xfinity on demand was activated in the Baltimore area.

I went around and found a few things I would want to watch but everytime I would start the show I would end up with the grey cable card screen.

Any troubleshooting advice?

is there a mini limit when connected to 4-tuner Premiere as host?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:49
I currently have a mini that is connected to a 4-tuner Premiere as its host. All works good. I like the speeds and interface of the mini so might consider some more to replace several Series 3s and 2-tuner premieres.

I know the minis now have dynamic tuning, but is there still maybe a limit on how many minis can be associated with a 4-tuner Premiere? Wasn't sure if this older technology has some limitations compared to the newer Roamios.

TiVo mini question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:51
I'm looking at getting a Roamio and a mini from my cableco. Can you get a different live channel from the mini than what's live on the Roamio at the same time?

New TiVo user's subscription question (PLSR ?)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:37
I'll be receiving my first TiVo ever today, a Roamio Plus. I'm planning on using the PLSR code for the $399.99 lifetime subscription, but want to make sure everything works right first with our TWC service.

I was just on the web chat with a TiVo rep, and she said there's no grace/evaluation period, so my best bet would be to start with a monthly subscription, make sure everything works, then change it to a lifetime sub within the first 30 days. I'm open to doing that, but will I be able to use the PLSR code if I were to change it from monthly to lifetime? Or is PLSR only usable when I first activate it?

Thanks in advance!

NetFlex - TiVo Roamio Pro

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 09:23
Is anyone else having an issue with NetFlix on the Roamio not remember the password after a week or so?

I is becoming a real pain :( having to re-enter the password so often. NetFlix on Roku has never "forgetting" my password once setup.

Any thoughts?


Add a "no, really, I mean *every* episode" flag.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 08:38
I find that the TiVo seems to believe it should skip episodes it thinks it already recorded even when I say "record all episodes" in the season pass.

The problem is that weather alerts, breaking news, cable glitches, boneheaded local commercial insertion, ad infinitum can screw up the recording. I'd really like a way (other than manually marking every item in the upcoming shows list) to have the TiVo really record every single broadcast.

Buffalo Wild Wings Adds Tablets, Drops Sriracha & Coke

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 07:10

By way of Engadget, we learn that Buffalo Wild Wings has begun swapping out their existing NTN gaming stations for far more interactive (and less bulky) Android tablets. Beyond gaming, these new devices also provide a conduit to the serving staff: Buzztime’s BEOND tablet lets Buffalo Wild Wings Guests order food, request songs and television […]

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The Big Bang Theory [03/06/2014] - "The Friendship Turbulence"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 06:23
I guess there won't be any more jokes about the check engine light.
Penny: This isn't your car.
Leonard: I know. I thought we'd take yours.

Series2 DirecTv Tivos not getting Service Data Downloads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 03:40
Please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong spot. But I have noticed that my Tivo has been taking a tuner two and three times in the night. As I'm looking at the system information screen there it is. The last successful service data download was back on February 3, 2014. And since then it goes out looking for the information and take the full 30 minutes to "Receiving" before the last status reads: "Finished."

I called DirecTv yesterday. They tell me they are unaware of any problems like this. They wanted me to restart Tivo, but I had already done this in the beginning of the week as I first notice this problem. My sister has a Series2 as well. And I checked her system information. Yep, her last service data download that was successful was February 3.


I just do not want to have a problem like my sister had May of 2013 when she lost her local channels bacause they could not pust out an update to get 6.4a-01-2-101. She had to wait 2 months before they reprogrammed the patch.

Send astonishing gift hampers on the festive occasion to Bangalo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 02:05
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Screen saver mode - can it be disabled?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 21:54
After a while my Mini puts a banner up saying hit TiVo or Live TV to access.

Can this be turned off? Or made to use another key sequence?

If I am watching another input source, eventually the Mini goes into this mode. I don't have the ability to program a TiVo or Live code onto my TV remote, so I have to have the 2 remotes handy for when I switch back.

I would rather just use the TV remote.


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