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No audio after fast forward to end/current

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 12:27
I'm seeing a weird problem with my Series4. If I pause live tv for a while, then fast forward to the end of the line (current time), when the signal comes out of ffwd I get video but no audio. Changing the channel brings back the audio, as does pausing for a second then pressing play. I also get audio if I time it right where I press play as it's coming out of ffwd...just wanted to see if that worked while I was troubleshooting. :) Restarting hasn't helped.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Mirroring fee for second receiver

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 11:10
Is it still $5.00

turtle

Series 3 HD cable tuner vs S4 tuner?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 09:09
For the past few months I've been having a couple channels that show 'No signal' on my S3 HD (Tcd652160). I have Comcast and use a single M-card. The problem is with two of the local channels. I also have a Premiere and a Premeire 4 in the house and neither of the S4 have issues with those (or any) channels. All of the cable feeds receive approximately the same strength (coming from a 4-way splitter).

Since my S3 HD is in a less used location, I haven't been all that active about fixing it, but yesterday, I finally decided to do some testing. I had already tried a different cable card and that did not make any difference. Yesterday, I took the S3 and hooked it up in a location where I already have an S4. The S4 typically sees 60-70 signals in this location. The S3 hooked up saw no signal on any channels. I removed a splitter (for a MOCA bridge) at that location and I was able to see some signals with the S3, but there were quite a few channels that saw nothing. The S4 works with the splitter, the S3 is marginal without the splitter.

My question is has anybody else compared the cable card tuner in the S3 HD to the S4? If so, do you find they are equally sensitive or does the S3 suffer from lower sensitivity?

I suspect there is an issue with my S3 tuner (perhaps from a lightning surge or something) and I was going to try a replacement from Ebay, but if others have found the S3 tuner to be generally weak, then I will probably just go ahead and get a Tivo mini to replace it. I don't want to give up on the S3 because it has lifetime service.

TivoCasting with Flingo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 02:09
Here's a shocker, Flingo was testing a module that would fling videos from your PC. https://github.com/Flingo/Flingo/downloads

The item is in experimental form called "Flingo for Desktop" 2yrs ago.
Could this be where Google came up with ChromeCast?



Instructions are simple>
1) goto download link I gave you install the version for your system.
*** THERE WILL BE A FLINGO ICON AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR RIGHT SCREEN - RIGHT CLICK IT***
2)choose a directory path or individual file to your drive
3)From Tivo hit (Find TV, Movies and Videos) click Web Video Launchpad.
4)choose "FLing Queue" from top.
5)Laugh as you now see your videos listed on your tv
6)pick a video and hit play.

To clear your cache follow steps from Tivo:

To watch videos from your Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the video you wish to view.
2.Press Play to begin playing the video.
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To remove videos from your Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the History menu option.
2.Select the video to remove from the queue by pressing the right arrow button and scrolling through the list of recently played videos.
3.From the popup menu on the right, select Remove Fling.
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To clear your entire Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the History menu option.
2.Select the first video in the list.
3.From the popup menu on the right, select Clear Queue.

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.

test

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

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