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Tivo HD Drive Failing - Want to Confirm my Options

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 22:57
This forum is an absolute wealth of info and I'm struggling to absorb it all. I think I have a grasp on some things but I would really appreciate some confirmation. My situation:

Tivo HD TCD652160
Software: 11.0m
Internal Drive: 1TB Seagate
External: 1TB WD in Antec MX-1 enclosure

Ages ago I married these drives using WinMFS and the unit has been working great for years. Just recently I started getting freezing during recorded playback as well as live TV. Sometimes it recovers and sometimes it reboots. I do not yet have the dreaded startup reboot loop. It always reboots ok and functions for some period of time ranging from minutes to days.

I've read a lot about the two likely culprits - drive health and PS caps. I opened up the unit and see that C503 is bulging and leaking and a couple other caps are also bulging. I have ordered replacements and will fix that. However I don't think that's currently my biggest problem.

I ran Kickstart 54 SMART test and the internal drive failed with "Fail 7" - whatever that means. Here's a pic - apologies for the glare:



I know this drive needs to be replaced. Unfortunately I have never backed up this set and I'm hoping it isn't too late to save my config and also possibly my recordings. I will scrub the recordings to minimize data size but there are things on there I would really like to keep.

So here's where I'm confused. I have a Win7 PC. But I'm unsure of the software and process to use. At this point can I use DVRBAR to do a Modified Full backup and save everything? Is it hopeless?

Should I replace the 1TB dying drive with another 1TB drive? 2TB are so cheap now that I'm tempted to just get one of those (Amazon has WD20EURS for $92 shipped). Will that work - with and without keeping my external 1TB? If I can put in a 2TB internal I'll be tempted to retire the external as I don't need more than 300 hours of capacity and could reduce the complexity of the system.

Thoughts and suggestions are very much appreciated.

How I Met Your Mother - OAD 9/30/2013 - "Last Time in New York"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 22:39
OK, what was up with all the purple? What am I missing or forgetting?

Series 3 - stopped working, want to give away

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 22:32
Hey
I have a TiVo Series 3 that stopped working. I've replaced it with a Premium XL but not sure what to do with the old box. Can it be parted out? Or should I just send it to the dump?

YouTube / Netflix - DIAL support via iPad ROCKS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 22:22
I played with YouTube and Netflix quite a bit tonight and the DIAL integration with the iPad is very cool!

The YouTube app gives a perfect example of what can be done with the HTML5 App Store and integration with the iPad takes something that I never used before to something I will defiantly enjoy playing with.

Multi-Room Streaming not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:45
I have 2 premieres on the same account and same network, both wired. I went through the help on TiVo's website (there isn't much) and I cant get either of them to stream shows from the other. Mostly I want to be able to do this because some shows are copy protected and I cant transfer them, but I also just want to be cause its supposed to work.

Roamio Losing Channels Intermittent and Hiccups

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:03
I'm having a problem with a roamio (4 tuner) where I will intermittently lose channels, Besides not getting the channel if I try to move forward or back and it skips the channel all together. The channels that are lost will be random. My signal strength is 80-90 and I am on comcast with a cisco Scientific Atlanta cablecard (PKM800) with lastest firmware. I have an amplifier and 4 way splitter in house that was installed by comcast. I can get the channels back at times by using Signal Strength under setting. When watching the Roamio we also occasionally get what I call a hiccup where the video freezes for a second with audio loss and then it continues.

My other Tivo HD-XL is working fine without problems.

I'm trying to decide if the problem is due to one of the following:

1. Cablecard
2. Tivo Hardware (Bad Tuners of HD)
3. Comcast Signal

I suspect the problem is the cablecard but the hiccup makes me think it could also be a hard disk problem.

Any suggestions?

new stream fails buffer test, can't stream or download from P4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 20:36
I went to BB to pick up a Mini (which I'll deal with tomorrow) an couldn't resist the reduced Stream..

Get it home, connect it to my GB switch in my office and fire it up.

TiVo app reloaded on iPad4, it goes thru the stream install all good until it tries a buffer test and fails. App sees the P4 no problem as it can see my shows, iPad can connect to Stream via a browser to see status but it won't stream a thing or download.

rebooted the stream a few times still no go. The P4 is connected to my wireless router which is in AP mode, the office switch is hard wired to that.

Confused...any ideas

We are Men - 9/30/13 - Pilot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 20:02
Surprisingly not bad. Could've been crass but had some whimsy and heart.

FS: Tivo Premieres (3 Available) 2TB Upgraded

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 18:10
I have three Tivo Premiere units (2 tuner) available.

Each has been upgraded to 2TB internal.

I will include original box, manuals, remote, power cord.

Best reasonable offers from TC members, by PM.

Thanks for looking!

Season Pass issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:22
I'm having season pass issues, Sometimes (example catfish the tv show) it will record random showings and not the NEW ONLY season pass?

Alternitive to Premiere Netflix App ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:04
How does a Roku3 fare as far as an alternative for a Netflix/Amazon Prime app. I'm getting tired of dealing with junk Premiere attempt.

How would it compare to the P5/Mini app ???

It has a 30 day money back guarantee, but if it is known to also be a kludge, it'll save me some time and trouble.

Beyond that, any other solutions ...

The Neighbors Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 16:40
How is there not a thread for this show yet?
:)
Any show with no laugh track should automatically have a thread!!!
:D

Anyway, through the first two episodes i've had many "have to pause and rewind" moments due to laughing.

Family conference - when little Abbey schooled them all with her debate points (i have a teenager, so the 14th face thing just hit home so hard)
Also, don't forget to pause and read the bios for each person on the screen behind them as they speak, or the family conference rules! ;)

Larry Bird's pranking the Weavers with the aging machine story in Ep2

This show started for me as a "will watch it if i have time", but has turned into one of my favorite 30-minute shows.

Any way to transfer thumbs up/down to new Roamio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:20
Has anything changed to allow the transfer of the thumbs up/down to a new tivo from an existing device? I was able to easily transfer season passes but the new Tivo I'm finding it has no idea me any longer and is recommending stuff I have absolutely no interested in (been giving those recommendations three thumbs down but it is a pain).. Thanks..

TiVo Premier Back(Rewind) button problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 15:16
Recently, while watching live tv, I have a problem when pressing the back (rewind) button on the TiVo remote. The program goes to the beginning of the buffer instead of rewinding. This happens only when I'm at the end of the buffer and it doesn't do this every time but it is very aggravating. It happens when I switch from one tuner to the other where I haven't paused play. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I haven't tried any fixes such as rebooting, etc. Thanks for any comments or questions.

Tivo Premiere just died 2 times under extended warranty...trying to get upgraded..

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 13:17
My first TiVo premiere died under a 3 year warranty about 30 days ago. They replaced it with a refurb and now this one is almost dead too. I asked if there was any way to get a new box instead of refurb and they said they would have to upgrade me to the 75 hour premiere and it would cost me an additional $50. Has anyone been offered anything similar or better? I was really hoping I could find a way to get a 4 tuner model instead of the 2 tuner model. Ideas?

Missing channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:34
I got my Roamio a few weeks ago. After running the setup, I was scrolling though the channels and noticed many missing. I went into the channel menu and found many were not check marked. So I picked all the ones I wanted to add.
Now they show up as unkown for the channel name and no description for the programming. I have done dozens of connect to network and rebooted it too.
How do I get these channels to show up like all the rest?

Recording Interruptus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:14
TiVo was set to record the Motocross of Nations yesterday at 12 noon PST on ch474 CBSSNHD, for a period of 4.5 hours.
Actual program length was 3 hrs; I pad the recording time 1.5 hrs, just in case...

The recording started and then stopped after 20 minutes.
The recording bar showed a 4.5 hour recording but there was nothing after 20 min in.

TiVo’s Fall 2013 Primetime Broadcast Commitment Chart

TiVo Blog - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:00
The fall 2013 broadcast season is well underway, and to help determine which new programs are heading for “hit” status and which ones will be this season’s “Made in Jersey,” we present to you TiVo’s Commitment Chart.  The Commitment Chart (aka the Season Pass) illustrates which new programs viewers are electing to record on their TiVos. Updated daily, it’s a true indication of viewers’ desire to watch a given program on a regular basis.

Full Fall Lineup on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – Hostages – CBS 10PM ET The Sander family has been held hostage as the intruders use their Mom, Dr. Sanders, as their personal puppet in a plot to kill the president. What is the motive behind this act of aggression? How might it tie in to one of the intruder’s personal life? After the presidents operation is put on hold the Sander’s family could be in great danger, but the trespassers have also shown signs of compassion.   TUESDAY – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX 8:30PM ET After Jake Continue Reading

setup movie download on tivo from my office?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/30/2013 - 11:43
i know i can schedule a tv program from the tivo.website. but i dont see access to the video on demand that is part of the menu when i am @ home using the tivo box. is it possible to do this from the website? if so how.

thanks.

jim

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