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30min Buffer GLITCH

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/03/2013 - 22:57
Was on DisneyJunior ch. 179 on Brighthouse "Octonauts" before the change over for 10pm. Tried to hit record and the buffer said (Would you like to explore or setup a season Pass?) no, I want to hit record. Nope, was not allowed. This is the first time I have seen this on my Premiere XL.:confused:

Note: I was at the last 5mins not the the last min.
Also I am also running early release that seems to be so very buggy.

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/03/2013 - 19:10

Can no longer download from Amazon Unbox

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/03/2013 - 18:39
I used to download movies from Amazon Unbox all the time until a couple of months ago. Now after purchasing something there is an option to watch on the computer but not to download to the TiVo. My TiVo is still linked to my Amazon account. I have tried un-linking and re-linking. I have to ask for a refund every time I try to download anything.

Anybody else having this problem?

Ice Ice Movies: Stop, Collaborate and Watch!

TiVo Blog - Fri, 08/02/2013 - 12:00
What would you do if you had three months of free time? Travel the world? Write the next great American novel? Learn to play a musical instrument? How about taking three months of your life to arrange clips of dialogue from 280 movies into a single music video re-creating the iconic 90′s Vanilla Ice hit “Ice Ice Baby”? Stop right there. The internet (with it’s infinite amounts of spare time) has already accomplished that last one and we’ve fallen in love with it. This week, we ran across “Ice Ice Continue Reading

Shark Week 2013

TiVo Blog - Thu, 08/01/2013 - 15:44
        Shark Week is back and ready to take a bite out of television next week.  Starting on August 4th at 8 p.m. ET and running through August 9th, these creatures of the deep will be at the forefront of the Discovery Channel. Here are a few of the shows to look forward to: Return of Jaws Mon., Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT A robot submarine captures spectacular footage of Great White Sharks living and hunting off the shores of Cape Cod. I Escaped Jaws Tues., Continue Reading

Slacker Rewards, Mobilizes Top Listeners

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 17:44

Since Al Gore invented the Internet, Mari and I have been Slacker fans. Unlike Pandora which generates playlists based on musical properties and whatnot, Slacker has taken a more radio-based approach in streaming professionally programmed genre stations. And was one of the first to implement offline playback. Beyond the massive redesign, 2013 also ushers in [...]

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Netflix Profiles Land On Apple TV

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 07/30/2013 - 09:04

Over the years, Netflix has dabbled in user profiles — allowing folks on the same account to build up their own queue and receive personalized recommendations. And, via GigaOm, we’ve learned that the latest profile iteration is now available within the Apple TV Netflix app. As you can see above, the feature is activate in [...]

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Get Captured by TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 07/29/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 7PM ET Three men are left for a chance at love. Desiree and the group head to the Caribbean island of Antigua for a romantic road trip along the coastline for one suitor and a private helicopter ride with another.     TUESDAY – Capture – CW 8PM ET This new wilderness competition starts! 12 teams of two will have to battle each other over limited resources. The winner of the wilderness challenge taked home $250,000.     WEDNESDAY – MasterChef – FOX 8PM Continue Reading

New Channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/28/2013 - 09:09
By accident, I noticed about a month ago that we now have Speed HD here just west of Boston. It is on channel 925. My current TiVo guide only goes up to 924 so I do not get the programming information or anything associated with Speed HD, but I can tune into it if I do it manually. I thought it may take a couple of days until TiVo knew that the channel was now available but it still has not recognized it. How do I get my Premiere 4 to list the station in my channel guide? Thanks for any help.

Audio Format Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 22:01
Okay, let me say up front that I am lost when it comes to this. I have MKV files, some with AC-3 (6 Channel), some either with a standalone stream or second stream of AAC. I am using MKVtoMP4 to convert these files as they are not playing correctly on TiVo (Premier). I try to keep the AC-3 (6 Channel) and no sound. I have to convert it to AAC (LC) 2 Channel and it works.

I am transferring through the Tivo software. I am aware and have used pytivo and streambaby. I am just trying to understand this audio situation better.

I have the Tivo connected to an Onkyo 616 via HDMI. The audio comes from the Tivo as PCM, which I also don't understand. My goal is to output is as 7.1 at the end of the day...

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Replace HD with Premiere on Annual Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 18:20
I have a TiVo HD that's currently grandfathered in on an annual plan. I just got a Premiere for a really good price. Is it possible to just substitute the Premiere for the HD and keep the annual plan. Would I just change the service number or would a call to TiVo customer support be needed.

No Play option?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 17:18
My bank cancelled my card, so TiVo didn't get paid, and within a couple of weeks (I was out of town) one of my tivos was deactivated. Nothing recorded. Fast forward. I added my new card to the account, both tivos and the mini charged ok. Account says good standing.

On the mini I like to the 4 tuner TiVo and programs show up in the list but theres no option to play them? just delete etc...

I can however browse to the other TiVo and and play programs off that.

Ive tried rebooting all pieces, even reset to factory on the mini... anyone have any ideas?

Kudos to Charter - Great customer service!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 15:28
So much of the time I read about people bashing their cable company and the CSR's.

Yesterday and today I had a great experience with my Charter representatives. Yesterday I went to the local office in and turned in my old set top boxes (had 10 years or more) that I didn't use because I have TiVo on my Family room TV and my son moved out, so I was only using one for a clock. Anyway, I turned them in an picked up 2 Cablecard self install kits.

The representative was very friendly and helpful and we got he exchange made, numbers recorded and I was out in 10 minutes. Great experience!

Today I decided to install the Cablecards in my Tivos. I installed the first, called Charter and got a CSR fairly quickly (no wait actually). We went through the procedure (it said record the numbers from the Cablecards, (I used my iPhone to photo the cards to eliminate transposition errors) I read him numbers off the screen, then numbers off the first Cablecard, the activation failed. He soon found out it was because the serial number on the card did not match the number in firmware on the card. He put me on hold (very politely) a couple of times but then found he couldn't fix it as he needed his supervisor for higher level access to the system. He took my phone number, went and make corrections. He then called me back (very shortly really) and we tested various channels to make sure everything was OK, it was.

He then said why don't we do the other Cablecard while he was on the phone. I got the card, photo'ed the numbers, installed them in the second TiVo. We went through the procedure where I read him the numbers, he sent the activation signal to my TiVo and then my Tivo had a hiccuup. The TiVo just wouldn't acquire the channel information,it got to 50 percent then stayed there at 50 percent for about 5 minutes. We decided maybe the TiVo was at fault and that the solution might be to do to do a soft reset on the TiVo. He very patiently waited while I reset the TiVo and it had to go through the start-up process (we all know how long it takes for a TiVo to reboot). Then all was well, he guided me though a channel test and everything was good.

The whole process took an hour to an hour and a half, but I had the time allotted in case of problems. We took it slow so as to analyze and correct problems and not cause more problems.

My advice is to allow more than enough time and just be patient and understanding and that your patience and understanding will be returned with patience and understanding and good service.

I believe that this shows that dealing with your cable company does not always have to be a disaster, there can be some success stories.

Andy

Digital Media Bytes

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 07:25

A periodic roundup of relevant news… via our writings elsewhere: Sign of the Future: Sensors that Stick Everywhere Lose your keys? Your cat? The TV remote? StickNFind has an app for that. Better yet, StickNFind has colorful sensors the size of a quarter, its own Bluetooth software stack, and a developer platform that could turn [...]

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Older HD series 3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/27/2013 - 06:31
Here's another project I've recently completed. Series 3 HD unit with no subscription. I'd like to but already have 3 lifetimes on other units. So what to do.. Bought a Revue Google TV unit. Hooked them all up and of course no guide data. But searching for something using the google TV and changing channels works great. There is an app which gives you a guide but it's kind of glitchy. Of course the only thing you can do with the TiVo is pause for half an hour. Which comes in handy.

Cablecard self install - Charter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 23:47
Finally got around to getting Cablecards for my TiVos. The CSR at the local Charter office said just put them in and they should activate automatically, but the emergengy instructions in case it doesn't automatically activate apper to be for a standard digital cable box reset.

The online intructions say to record numbers on the cablecard, install the card then call Charter with recorded numbers and numbers on the screen, then install the Tuning adapter.

Which is correct?

The CSR?

Or

The instructions on the Charter web site?

Any insights appreciated,

Andy

Suggestions stopped recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 23:01
I have a Series 3 and an HD - and both of them have stopped recording suggestions! I've had these boxes for many years and this has never happened. Just noticed it today.

The Series 3 has not recorded a suggestion since 7/18 and the HD since 7/23. They both have >100 GB of space in deleted shows, and they both (historically) record suggestions daily.

I rebooted the Series 3 since it was the worst offender and it didn't record in 12 hours. Just followed an instruction I found online to change setting to not record suggestions, restart, change setting back to record, reboot. Have done that but won't know until tomorrow I guess if that worked.

Anyone else experience this with tried 'n true Tivos?

Also - haven't restarted my Tivo in forever, but didn't get the Tivo guy just static when it restarted. Got the wait screens but not the animation - that used to be the best part! Where's Tivo Guy? This isn't right!

When using FF to get to live - audio stops

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 15:45
I've recently upgraded to a Premiere 4 and love it but there is one bug driving me crazy.

When watching a delayed live channel such as a baseball game but I'm back in time...

then I fast forward towards real time...

when I hit real-time it reverts to 'play' but the audio is not present. I have to hit the 5-sec rewind button to get the audio back.

Anyone have any ideas or seen anything similar?

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