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The Newsroom S02E09 "Election Night, Part 2" 2013-Sep-15

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/16/2013 - 01:32
Hmmm, did The Newsroom suddenly become a fairy tale or a Disney movie? I cannot remember the last season finale -- for any show -- that had such a sappy, sweet ending.

I couldn't tell whether the Michigan call that Jim made early turned out being correct or not. Was that the final vote tally on the computer screen?

S3 OLED, Lifetime, 1TB, Wireless N, $349 OBO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 23:20
Clearing out one of my last lifetime'd TiVos (besides the Roamio).

I've got an original S3 OLED with a brand new 1 TB Green WD HD, Glo Remote, and wireless N adapter.

S3 OLED 1TB and Wireless N with Lifetime

Good luck bidding!

prepping a Series 2 for sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 22:43
I'm cleaning out the basement and would like to see if I can sell my unused Series 2.

Is it necessary and/or a good idea to clear out my stuff from it? Not even sure what is on it that may be an issue. It's name? my name? My network name? My network password? My telephone number? My Amazon Instant Video credentials? Is there a go-back-to-factory settings option? If there were, would that be what I want to do? If I am selling it with lifetime service, I wouldn't want to de-activate it, right? Or should the new buyer re-activate it?

If I did want to do something, how would I? I'm at a new location with a new Premier and new cable service. If I plug it in wouldn't it want to download programming?

a little confused...appreciate if anyone who has done this could shed some light

tivohd booting issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 22:22
I have a TiVo hd that is about 3 years old. Expanded to 1tb. It goes to the welcome starting up page and then the screen goes black and then back to welcome. I put in the old original drive and it booted without difficulty. The drive is a wd10ears. I did the windows dldiag program and no errors found. I tried to run wdidle3 1.04 and it just gave me a system error when I typed in wdidle3

Any suggestions?

I assume it is a bad drive. If so what is a good inexpensive 1tb drive to replace it with.


something as simple as VideoReDo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 22:08
does anyone know of an app that's as easy to use, as fast and reliable as VideoReDo for quick edits? I've demoed the trial just to clip tops and tails, and then re-save in the same format. VRD is great at this.
I then use Handbrake to convert, as it as more options for audio tracks.
Is there an alternative app that can handle .ts files, TiVo, mpg2 etc for the raw editing part? $100 seems a little steep for that one purpose

Shipping TiVo sold on eBay

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 21:15
I need to ship a Premiere via UPS ground. Is it ok to ship in the original box or should I double box it?

Big Brother 9-15-2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 21:09
Mostly a recap show.

The first round of HoH comp starts at the end. I don't see how GM can lose this round. Spencer won't last long at all.

Breaking Bad - S05E14 - 09/15/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 20:39
OMG. This is intense! Poor Jesse, forced to cook for Todd and Co.

How do I get a movie file on to my tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 19:53
My wife wants me to put a couple kids movies on our TiVo because we don't trust the kid with the $30 DVD. I have looked all over but haven't found much. I have the DVD ripped. I have a MP4 file as of right now. Any help would be awesome. I guess I need to know what format it needs to be, then how I would copy it to the TiVo?

FS: S2 DirecTV TiVo and extra drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 19:38
After almost a decade with DirecTV TiVos, I finally moved on to the Genie. I have my last working S2 DTivo listed on eBay. Since I cannot post links, search on eBay item number 331024115417.

This is a Samsung S4040R that I upgraded with an 80 GB drive. I'm also including a 40 GB drive (pulled from another one of my DTivos with bad tuners) to use as a spare. Both drives have 6.4a and are Zippered. Ethernet adapter included too. I also replaced the bad power supply capacitors. I'm hoping someone will give it a good home - other than having to fix the power supply it has served me well.

FS: Series3 HD with Lifetime service and wireless N adapter $315/obo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 19:06
Selling my Series3 HD TiVo <TCD648250> on eBay for $315/obo shipped!


Lightly used TiVo Series3 HD DVR (THX-certified) <Model: TCD648250B> with a transferable lifetime subscription (no monthly fees ever). This unit has TWO tuners (needs 2 M-cableCARDs) so you can record two shows simultaneously or record one while watching another show at the same time. You can get up to 35 hours of HD recording. I will also include a TiVo Wireless-N adapter. The unit comes with all the original accessories, remote control and everything will be shipped in the Tivo original box. After the auction ends, I will arrange with TiVo for the lifetime subscription to be transferred to the new owner.

MVR with new Tivo does not work

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 17:16
I have a new TiVo premiere XL that I just connected but during the move a addition of the new TiVo I have lost the ability to do MVR. Here is what happened.

1) I initially wanted to use the old TiVo Premiere in the bedroom with just an OTA signal so I took the cablecard and tuning adapter and installed them in the new Premiere XL.

2) All looked good and I could browse the now playing list on the old TiVo on the New TiVo.

3) I decided I didn't like the old TiVo without the cablecard and so I got a CableCard and tuning adapter and installed them.

4) At some point before I realized that MVR wasn't working I changed both TiVo names. Later I changed them back because I thought that might be the problem.

5) I set up a TiVo Mini - that worked and still works

6) at some point after 5 I saw that MVR wasn't working on either TiVo - both boxes showed the other TiVo grayed out with an explanation point

7) I tried resets, reboots with no success. I then selected the option "I no longer have this TiVo" thinking that when it reappeared on the network it might trigger a new connection. - This may have been a big mistake, since then neither shows the other TiVo since. Checked ports, reset the router, and even reset the TiVo XL to 'clear and delete everything" since I had nothing to lose (the other TiVo has a lot of recordings so I can't do that without losing a lot of shows)

8) TiVo.com support said to force a new network connection and restart each TiVo - no joy

9) TiVo.com again went through a bunch of resets, changing settings etc... with no change.

10) Last option from TiVo.com was that the MoCA bridge was somehow keeping the TiVo's from seeing each other.

Both TiVo's can connect to the network (vis MoCA connections), I can use kmttg and pytivo with no problem, the TiVo Mini works.

Long post, but I'd appreciate some help as Tivo.com has given up

A way to set season pass defaults.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 16:12
Please add a way to change the defaults in season pass. For instance a way for it to always default to the number of recordings to keep that you specify one time. Also please add a way to change distinguished passes globally for the number of recordings to keep, etc.

What are differences between a 652 and 658 (Series3)?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 16:02
I have two (Series 3) TCD652160s that are working fine. I have a friend who might be giving me his TCD658000 due to it no longer working (probably either bad hard drive or bad power supply). I plan to try and revive it, but had a question concerning the two.

I think I know the main differences between the two. The TCD658000 come with the following (over the TCD652160);
  • a larger (1TB) stock hard drive
  • THX certified
  • has a glo remote

Are there any other major or minor differences between these two Series 3 TiVos? Or is this pretty much it?

Roamio Plus - audio blip with Video Window

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 15:06
Loving my Roamio Plus.....it's been great.

Curious if others have this happen as well......when you are watching live TV and press the Tivo button to go into the main menu.....does the audio drop for a second from the Video Window? Like it's not a completely seamless transition from live to the menu? The audio drops only for a second.

I don't get any audio drops when bringing up the Guide which also has the Video Window.

Not really an issue....just curious if it's something others see as well.


Tivo series 3 power supply & hard drive questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 15:04
I have a spare Series 3 TiVo (model TCD652160) that is not being used. It works fine, but has no subscription to it & just sitting in a closet. I might be getting a broken TCD658000 from a friend. They claim (& think) the hard drive is the issue.

I will pull the hard drive and run the WD extended test on it to see if it is truly the hard drive. If it's not the hard drive and rather the power supply, can I simply swap these two power supplies? I realize the Series 3 (OLED) can't be used in either one of these, but was wondering if the TCD658000 & TCD652160 use the same power supply since & are interchangeable since they look pretty much identical.

Now, if it is actually the hard drive that is the issue, can the 160GB hard drive from the TCD652160 be used in a the TCD658000?

Switching b/t 2 channels...shouldn't Roamio buffer both for 30 min?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 14:31
So I'm switching between CBS and FOX between two football games. Using the Last button to go back and forth. I missed a scoring play right when I switched and tried to rewind but there was nothing buffered. Tried a bunch of times but no joy.

Do you have to enable the buffer in Settings somewhere? Something else I'm missing? Did they remove this feature in the years I've been away?


Can't set up season pass for Parenthood?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 13:47
For some reason tivo won't let me set up a season pass for parenthood, I can go to the guide and select it to record a single episode. Then when I go to season pass and other options it only gives me the option to create a wish list search. Is anyone else having this issue? I would really like it if I could get the season pass for this show to work. Thanks.

S3 HD, Lifetime, new 2TB Drive, Wireless G adapter, $339 OBO

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 13:13
I've just listed a Series 3 HD with a brand new 2TB WD AV drive, Wireless G adapter (I could swap it for a Wireless N for an additional $45), good remote, component, and composite cables.

Here's the link if interested.

Series 3 HD 2TB Lifetime:up::up::up:

Roamio or Super Cheap Premiere 4/Stream Bundle?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/15/2013 - 11:38
Hi, All. I'm new to the forum here but have been using TiVos for more than 3 1/2 years. For those of you who have used both the Premiere and the new Roamio, I would appreciate your opinion regarding whether I should upgrade one of my TiVo HDs to either a Premiere 4, Premiere XL4, or Roamio Plus. I can purchase a new Premiere 4 with a Stream for only $150, or I can purchase a refurbished Premiere XL4 with a Stream for only $250. Of course, the Roamio Plus is $400 so I'm looking at a pretty significant price difference.

Here is some more information about my current set-up and needs (I apologize in advance for the length of the following narrative):

I currently have three TiVos. Two are TiVo HDs that have been active since January 2010, if not longer (my account at TiVo shows January 2010 activation dates, but I am pretty sure I have had them longer than that). I also have a 320GB Premiere (two tuners) that was activated in August 2011. Each of the three TiVos has a Western Digital external hard drive connected to it. I can't remember the capacities of the external drives, but I think two of them are 1TB drives, and one is a 500GB drive (I'm nearly certain that none of them is larger than 1TB). Each of the three TiVos has a multicast cable card and a tuner adapter; none is connected via OTA. I have a lifetime subscription for each TiVo, and each TiVo is connected to my home internet via ethernet cabling.

Currently, the Premiere is in our family room, one HD unit is in the masterbedroom, and the second HD unit is in our home office. The HD unit in the home office rarely is used. If anything, we will record things on the home office HD unit and then transfer the recording to one of the other TiVOs (if they programs can be transferred--see below).

I have had somewhat of a love-hate situation with the two HDs units. At least one of them (and possibly both) has been replaced under warranty. The HD unit in the home office has been making a very loud noise on and off for the past few months. Based on what I've read elsewhere in this forum, I suspect it is a fan issue. My Premiere, on the other hand, has run like a charm over the past two years, and I am very pleased with it (though lately it appears to take a few seconds to load some of the screens).

We record a lot of shows from channels that do not allow transfers between TiVos (e.g., HBO, Showtime, TBS, History, etc.). This has been my major source of frustration with all of the TiVos. I believe (but would appreciate confirmation) that the new streamining ability of the Premiere and Roamio units will allow streamining of all content, including content from pay stations (e.g., Showtime, HBO, etc.) and stations that generally don't allow transfers from one TiVo to another (e.g., TBS, History, etc.). With this belief in mind, I had planned on upgrading to a Premiere until the Roamio was released last month. Now, I'm not sure what to do.

Currently, I can purchase a new Premiere 4 with a TiVo Stream for only $150, which is only $20 more than the cost of a Stream itself. My only concern is that I know the 500GB internal drive won't be large enough for us, and I still have a bunch of shows on all the other external drives. I also could purchase a refurbished Premiere XL 4 with a TiVo Stream for only $250. That offer is particularly attractive because the 2TB drive of the XL unit would fit our needs well. The refurb unit comes with a 90 day labor, 1 year parts warranty, and I would likely pay for the three year extend warranty as I did with all my other TiVos. Of course, my third choice is to spend the $400 and buy the Roamio Plus and later, if needed, either replace the internal drive or add an external drive.

What do you all think? Is the Roamio Plus worth $150 more than a Premiere XL 4 that comes with a Stream? Is there any reason I should consider purchasing the $150 Premiere 4/Stream combo instead of either the XL or the Roamio Plus?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


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