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Creating a vmdk image of my original TiVo hard drive to present to jmfs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:24
I usually use the jmfs ISO inside a VM under either VMware Fusion on a Mac or VMware Workstation on a PC to image larger hard drives to put into my TiVo Premiere. I usually have the two hard drives hooked up via SATA/USB adapters and sitting on my desk.

My original TiVo 320GB disk is over 4 years old, and although it works fine for now I know it will eventually fail due to a mechanical issue. Is there any way to create an image of the disk in vmdk format that I can keep somewhere else? That way I can mount that instead of searching for my original HD.

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pytivo help

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 20:49
Ok, I need to use pytivo to transfer closed captions back to my TiVo-- this seems ridiculous but is apparently true. Pytivo is incredibly complicated to install and use. I may have installed it, but I have no idea how to configure or use it. What's a share? Can anyone point me to a relatively user friendly guide? thanks, and why can't TiVo to go just transfer the captions back? it's really easy to use

"TiVo DVR does not support out-of-home streaming" iOS APP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:17
I set up my TiVo for streaming in the app on Sunday with my new Roamio and tested it out while away later that day and it worked. Now tonight while away from home I'm getting this error message. I'm able to connect to my home network in other ways so I know the network isn't down. Is anyone else experiencing it or has experienced similar and knows why?

What is the best UPS system for Roamio PRO?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:35
What would you say is the best UPS system for the Roamio PRO? I looked at weaknees and they recommend this unit: http://www.weaknees.com/protect.php

Is that a good unit? I don't want anything too expensive, but I want to stop TiVo from losing power and having to reboot (down here we lose power very, very often... too much ocean and sunshine I guess :rolleyes: )

Advance/Replay... what am I doing wrong?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 13:35
While watching live tv, I used to use this button (photo 1) to skip back to the beginning of what ever was in the buffer (photo 2).

Now, I can't get that to happen :( I went into settings and tried setting up the advance/replay options both ways.. but it still doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong? How do I get back to the beginning of the buffer while watching live tv? :confused:

Just in case Tivo forgot...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:03
Really would like Android support for Stream....


Roamio front panel is the TiVo mascot face?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:11
I've had my Roamio for a week, and I just noticed that the full width of the front panel forms the smiling TiVo mascot face when the green power & red record lights are on. Do you see it, or is it my imagination? I wonder whether the TiVo designers did it on purpose.

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – February 10, 2014

TiVo Blog - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:06
Heat wave—literally and figuratively! Temperatures in the 60s caused dangerously soft snow on the Sochi  slopes, but that didn’t stop the top athletes skiing their way to the five most-watched moments from NBC’s Monday night coverage of the 22nd Winter Olympics. Top male and female Alpine skiers tore through one of the hardest courses in downhill history. The course heartbreakingly conquered some, while others conquered it in these breathtaking five Top Moments. Top Moment #1 was a dangerous and scary full speed crash in the Downhill portion of the Women’s Continue Reading

FS: Tivo Premiere w/2TB Upgrade and Lifetime Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:03
TiVo Premiere (TCD746320) w/ 2TB upgrade and Lifetime Service.

Comes with the original peanut remote, power, composite and HDMI cables along with the user manual. I do not have the original box though.

Used in a smoke free home. Bought new in 2011.

$300 shipped continental US.

Can you cast from TiVo iPad app to Chromecast?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 09:48
The ability to watch content from my Roamio Pro on my iPad when I'm traveling is great. It'd be even better if, when I'm a hotel room for example, I could cast from my iPad to my Chromecast dongle plugged into the hotel room TV.

Is that possible?

If not, is there some other way to achieve the same thing (watching my Roamio content on my hotel room TV)?

Is this installer correct?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 08:47
I’m using a Tivo Slide Pro with my Roamio and a new Sony receiver. I’ve got it paired fine to the Sony but the range is very short and won’t work with the cabinet door closed. I asked the installer if he could get the volume working with more range. He said the Roamio does not have an IR out that could be used as a blaster to connect to the Sony receiver. He’s saying he needs to add an IR receiver to the Sony to get this working.

Is this correct?

I think its the hard drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 07:37
Several months ago, I got a used Tivo HD 652160 from a friend. I hooked it up and used it briefly. It appeared to work fine, but then I simply stored it away (since the account was basically closed and it didn't have lifetime). I was going to essentially use it for parts for another 652160 lifetime if needed.

I recently pulled it out again and booted it up. Initially, it booted up fine, but then I moved it into another room and it hung up during the reboot. I unplugged it and plugged back in. It then apparently rebooted 3 times on the 'Welcome, Powering Up' screen, but after the 3rd reboot, it did make it to the "Almost there" screen, but only briefly where it then rebooted.

Judging from what I have read here, I figured this was probably the hard drive (since it did get past the 'Welcome, powering up' screen). I therefore pulled the top off. I couldn't see any buldging caps on the power supply, but I did notice that the hard drive is some sort of WD "Green" drive so its obviously not its original hard drive.

It made me think two things are possibly going on here:

A) "intellipark" is not properly disabled on this drive and I need to run wdidle3 on it.

B) The drive is going bad.

In either case, I am gonna pull the drive and put it in a desktop where I will then run a FULL WD diagnostic to see if it returns any errors. If no errors are reported, then I am gonna try to run wdidle3 on it. If errors are reported, I have a spare 250GB drive I can use (with a WinMFS image)

Does this sound about right for how I should approach this? Or is it most likely going to be a drive problem and "intellipark" doesn't behave this way?

Hulu Lands Fraggles Spinoff, Minus The Puppets

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 06:51

By way of Gigaom, we learn that Hulu is launching The Doozers this spring. The computer-animated series, consisting of 52 11-minute episodes, is aimed at preschoolers… and is sadly puppet-free. Of course, Fraggle Rock was a Jim Henson creation and one of HBO’s very first original titles debuting way back in 1983 — and a show […]

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remote won't control volume on marantz receiver

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/11/2014 - 06:08
I'm trying to set up the volume control for my Marantz receiver to work with my Tivo remote but I'm having difficulty. I have a Marantz NR1501 and have entered all the codes provided by Tivo.
The remote is for the Tivo Roamio that I just purchased. I have a Tivo premier and the remote for that is programmed to work with my receiver but I can't get my new remote to pair.
Thanks, Logan

How do I get rid of the starred advertising videos?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 23:52
There are videos like "Julie Chu's Favorite Video" that seem to be sponsored by companies. They lag menu navigation while they load. How do I get rid of this?

8 second skip back on streaming services?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 23:01
Hi all,

I've been googling, but to no avail. Does the 8 second skip back work on streaming services like HBO GO or xfinity? Or just on recorded shows?


Premiere XL4 cannot receive local digital channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 21:16
I got a Premiere XL4 off eBay a couple weeks ago. I already have two regular 2-tuner Premieres. My cable company, Baja Broadband, who is behind in the times, still has analog channels, and a handful of digital channels. My Premieres can receive all the digital and analog channels that I have subscribed to, which is understandable.

My XL4, which is digital only, cannot receive analog channels, which I expected, HOWEVER, I am finding that I cannot receive the local channels (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) which is broadcast in digital HD. I can receive all other digital channels, such as ESPN HD, Discovery Channel HD, CNN HD, etc. just fine. What gives? My cable company says that the local channels are unencrypted, while the other channels are encrypted. They tried three different cable cards, none of them made a difference. They even brought my TiVo to their "lab" to try to figure this out and was unsuccessful. So they said my TiVo is defective? Is that even true?

New Hulu & Hulu Kids Content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 21:12
Per Betanews CBS is granting more content to Hulu.




This deal was pending when the entire Star Trek series was added along with Macgeyver.:D

So whats's coming with the CBS Rollout?
Hulu Plus subscribers access to “Ghost Whisperer,” “United States of Tara” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

The expansion of the companies’ multi-year, non-exclusive deal will also bring “Undercover Boss,” “Taxi,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Melrose Place” and “7th Heaven, Happy Days’ to ‘Cheers’ also "Touched by an Angel"

The L Word,” hilarious coming-of-age sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” fan favorites “Jericho,” “Flashpoint” and “Ringer,” and reality shows and “Australia’s Next Top Model.


more content coming to Hulu Kids, Charlie Brown, Dr. Seuss, Puff the Magic Dragon and Strawberry Shortcake

Mike and molly windy city

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/10/2014 - 19:23
Might be a bit late but the season finale from last year is scheduled to be shown tonight as a rerun. I know many missed it when it was postponed.


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