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Unwanted Upscaling of Hulu?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 21:48
I was checking out the old British "UFO" series on Hulu and was noticing really bad pulldown, and I checked my receiver to see that I was getting 1080i from my TiVo, which was odd since I have it set to output everything native, and Hulu is usually 720p. I checked my settings to make sure they hadn't been changed (they hadn't), then went back to Hulu and found it was now 720p, with pulldown no longer noticeable. Later I went back to Hulu again and found I was getting 1080i. Exit Hulu, go back into Hulu: 720p. This is a little annoying, and I'm not sure how long it's been going on. Anyone else noticed?

P.S. Haven't noticed many TiVo issues in quite some time, and lately it's something every day.....

Sharing a Tivo Service Number- Bad Idea?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 21:03
I have a TCD652160 with lifetime service that died on me following a power surge*. I don't have the time to troubleshoot/repair, so I am considering selling it. Is there any way that a 3rd party can confirm the unit has lifetime if it won't power on? If I share my TiVo serial number (TSN) does that expose me to risk?

Thanks in advance,


*It doesn't make it to the initial starting up screen, so it is probably not the hard drive, but rather something on the motherboard that died (exploding capacitors come to mind).

Revolution preempted January 15, 2014 in Portland, OR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:08
I saw that the final 3 episodes are scheduled for Jan 8th, 15th and 22nd. However, Portland, OR, has preempted the Jan 15th show forr Basketball!

I sent KGW an email, and will let you know when it will go on! I hope TIVO will see it and I hope, if they do show it it will be flagged as NEW!

Is there ANY advantage of MoCA over Ethernet?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 20:00
I currently have several Premieres and Series 3 TiVo set up in my home. ALL of them are networked with each other via ethernet cabling, routers and switches. It all works great.

I am looking to possibly get the Roamio Plus and see that it has built-in MoCA. Right now it would use Ethernet like all the rest, but is there really ANY good reason to use MoCA over Ethernet? Or is the MoCA option really for those that can't or don't want to mess with trying to run Cat5 cabling in an older home where it would be next to impossible in some situations? Or maybe in an older condo that is not network ready either.

Just wondering.

Can a TiVo Premiere work with an S-card?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:35
I have Series 3 (OLED) with 2 S-cable cards in it. I have a (refurb) 2-tuner Premiere on the way that will be replacing this Series 3. I went to my local Comcast office to get an M-card, but they don't have them right now and said to check back later.

Until I can get a hold of and obtain an M-card (either locally or over the phone with Comcast & mailed to me), can I just use one of my current S-cards in the 2-tuner Premiere? If possible, I also realize it would only have one tuner for now, but this future Premiere is not a main TiVo that willl be heavily used so I am not in a huge rush to get the M-card & can temporarily live with it being a one tuner DVR if needed (and if possible).

Basically just wondering about the functionality of an S-card in a 2-tuner Premiere.

Vizio Doubles Down On The 5.1 Soundbar

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 19:04

Those following closely know the original Vizio 5.1 “soundbar” was one of the best tech purchases I made in 2013. Unlike traditional soundbars, in addition to being paired to a subwoofer, the Vizio also includes a pair of rear channel speakers (that connect to the subwoofer, which communicates wireless to the soundbar) to provide a [...]

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TiVo no longer keeps old unit active for 30 days when you transfer service?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 18:17
I have gone from Series 2 to Series 3 to Series 4 and in the past TiVo always gave me a grace period of 30 days so that I could copy my shows and season passes.

I assumed the same would occur here so I ordered a new Roamio and transferred service to it but it immediately killed the service on the other box so I couldn't transfer shows or season passes. When I asked customer service anymore they said that since I "transferred" service I lost that option? I was told the 30 days wasn't an option anymore so I have basically lost the option to copy my season pass and the shows. I thought I could manually copy season passes by powering up the TiVo and just doing it by hand but now I can't even view the season passes unless it is activated.

Is this how it has always been or something new? The chat agent told me I would have to activate it and be charged to get it turned on long enough to see it which strikes me as very customer unfriendly...

Intel Paints Sci-Fi Picture of the Future

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:57

Call me a Sci-Fi nut, but I’m a sucker for stories about human/brain interfaces, virtual reality, and the coming Singularity. And Intel’s press conference hit every one of those trigger points at CES this afternoon. Senior VP Mooly Eden described blended devices where brain and machine are physically linked together and said he believes it’s [...]

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TV OS Wars: Welcome to the Front Line

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:03

TV service providers have had a monopoly on the consumer television experience for years, but the CE guys finally have a chance to get in on the game. From LG’s launch of WebOS TVs to the incorporation of the Roku platform in TCL and Hisense sets, CES is full of news about how the TV [...]

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Tivo Mini Remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:32
I'm a week into my new Roamio / Mini setup. Everything works great and I'm really happy. However, I just noticed the remotes are different. The mini one is much bigger and the buttons are configured slightly different, with the "back" button missing altogether. Why is this?

TiVo TV Binge-Viewing World Record Attempt

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:30
The best device to binge-watch your favorite shows on, is looking to hold the binge-watching title! At 7:00 PM PT on Monday, January 6th three contestants at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will begin their attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record of 86 hours and 37 minutes (held by two Californians who watched consecutive episodes of FOX’s ”The Simpsons” in 2012), by binge-viewing 87 hours of programing. The content for the TiVo TV Binge-Viewing World Record Attempt,* will be streamed straight from one of our very own Continue Reading

Are their still cable card issues?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:44
When I got my roamio on Verizon FIOS I had to get a different cable card inorder to get HBO and some channels. I am about to install a Roamio Plus on Cox Communications for my father. (yes there is a TA involved as well) Do you suppose his current Mcard in his TivoHD will work? If I get a new motorola Mcard for him with COX does it have to be a certain version? are their any issues? :confused:

TiVo HD with suspected power supply issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:47
I have a TiVo HD with Lifetime with suspected power supply issues. It looks like you've got to have 15 posts to post to the Seller forum. Is it legitimate to post it here if I don't have 15? I've read this forum for years and always found my questions already answered so haven't had to post...


Netgear Routers Charge Facebook Check In for WiFi

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:46

A clever new Netgear router feature caught my eye this morning from CES. Tailored to small businesses, Facebook Wi-Fi enables that local cafe or bead shop to offer free wireless… in exchange for a Facebook check-in. Win-win? From the press blast: NETGEAR is making the Facebook Wi-Fi login available on its premium line of next-generation wireless routers [...]

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Windows 7/8 desktop or Surface Pro Tivo app like Tivo iPad app

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:09
1. Is there a Windows 7/8 based Tivo app like the one for iPad? Love the Tivo iPad app for controlling and managing 3 Tivo Premieres for setting up recording, rearranging Season Pass priority, deleting shows, etc. All this can be done faster from one location within my house without going to each Tivo box.
2. The online web based Tivo manager is very limited and terrible for Tivo management, needs some serious work.
3. Kmttg and Tivo Desktop Plus do not work on a Surface Pro running windows 8.1. Would also be nice to see an update to the Tivo Desktop Pro.

New Month, New Shows on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelor – ABC 8PM ET Season 18 of The Bachelor starts this Monday night as the new bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, meets with former bachelor Sean Lowe. He better listen to Sean’s advice before he meets with 27 contestants all playing for his heart. This season we have a salsa dancer, a hippie, and a woman who is pregnant all competing for the final rose.     TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX 9PM ET Jess contemplates a different career after an urgent offer arises, but can Continue Reading

Video window active, but rest of screen blank

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:50
This has been happening a lot to me the past week.

I'll be watching a recorded program or live TV and want to go to my recordings list,so I'll press the button on my remote to go "my recordings."

The screen goes blank for a second, and then the "live tv" preview window portion of the Tivo appears (in the top right corner" with audio), but the rest of the screen is black/blank.

I can press "guide" and get the guide to come up, then go to my recordings again and it works as expected.

Anyone else experiencing this.? I'm using a Tivo Premiere XL.

Trick Tivo Into Recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:02
When using the Tivo app on my iPad, I will be shown that the program I want to record exists, but there are no recording times or dates or channels offered. All I can do is make a wishlist entry.

But if I go to the Guide, and locate the channel and time for the program (listed in my daily newspaper) .... there it is! Now I can record it. It's annoying, especially since I never remember which cable channel number corresponds to which program, National Geographic, HBO, etc. I have to first go look that up on my paper cable list, then use that to find the right channel on the Guide.

Roku TV Launching This Fall

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 09:06

Nearly two years after announcing their MHL Streaming Stick designed to make dumb TVs smart, Roku has now inked deals with Hisense and TCL to produce Roku TVs — in sizes ranging from 32″ to 55″ that are expected to ship this fall. It’s a great win for manufacturers looking to integrate a mature and continually updated platform. [...]

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