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Help! pyTivoX stopped working after iTivo was installed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 23:12
I can't get pyTivoX working again after I installed iTivo. When I double-clicked on pyTivoX to start, it started up iTivo! I deleted both iTivo and pyTivoX (after killing the pyTivoX in Activity Monitor), re-downloaded pyTivoX & placed it back under Applications (as per install instructions). Now when I double-click on it, nothing happens. Is there anything else I need to clear out or kill??? I killed a python process too, rebooted but still nothing - no screen comes up at all, but I see pyTivoX and python processes get started up in activity monitor.

kmttg appears to still be working. The order I installed things: kmttg, pyTivoX, iTivo.

Also even after I kill pyTivoX & python and reboot, a pyTivoX menu shows up immediately after reboot. The only thing I can do is Check for Updates or click About which doesn't do anything. It just tells me You're up to date!

I have Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Willing to trade Series 2 Tivo w/ lifetime for a Roamio "Advisory Panel" promo code!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 22:19
Okay...... time to get down to bidness :cool:

I know that some of you guys are sitting on promo codes for the "Advisory Panel" discounts on the new roamios. I am prepared to make you an offer.

My wife has her own boutique cookie business. I will send you 2 dozen Tivo cookies(with no shipping charge) in exchange for a valid discount code(see attached photo below).

Or..... I also have some series 2 tivos with lifetime subs on them that I am looking to move. You pay the shipping(approximately $30, depending on where you live) and I will give you the Series 2 at no charge in exchange for your coupon.

Any takers? :)


Taking tivo shows on the road

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:42
I am trying to figure out a way to take my recorded tivo shows on the road with me when I am in my RV.

Here are some odds and ends that might help you answer me:

I usually do not have a strong enough internet signal for streaming so the options like Tivo to Go or Romio will not be a solution for me.

I have a Series 2 TiVo

I have a Sony Blu Ray DVD player that I think has a USB input port

I have a Vizio TV that has HDMI

I have an iMac that I can move my tivo shows to and then move it to another device for transport

I do not have a laptop that I can move my Tivo shows and hook up to the Vizio TV

Could I move the TiVo shows to an external HDD and play using the blu-ray player or TV? Or is there another way that someone can recommend?

TiVo Transfer: Premiere to Mac

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 19:58
I have had TiVo Transfer working fine for a while and recently it hasn't been transferring properly. I start a transfer then it stops at a partial file.

TiVo Transfer v2.1.0
TiVo Premiere 4
Mac OS X 10.6.8

Is there a way to get HDMI and Component out at the same time?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 19:45
I did see a previous post about this, but it was from 2011. I have my tivo elite connected to my receiver then my tv using HDMI. I just bought a slinbox and was hoping to use the component out on the tivo to supply the picture. I'm pretty sure I'm SOL, but wanted to ask around before I give up. Is there a way to get the Tivo to output both at the same time?

Premiere XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 19:19
I have a factory renewed Premiere XL4 (Elite) still wrapped and boxed from TiVo that I would like to sell. No service is connected to the box. Make an offer.

Difference between the Pro and Plus - besides drive size?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 18:24
I am getting ready to take the plunge and upgrade from my series 3 to a Roamio.
I have been reading the specs for the three tiers - and it is not immediately obvious what the difference is between the Plus and the Pro - besides the base amount of storage.

If this is true - then I'll probably buy a Plus and simply upgrade the hard drive size myself - or buy one already upgraded (weaknees) if that seems to be more cost effective.

If this is a FAQ - it's not immediately obvious via searching this forum...


The Curse of Oak Island - Episode 4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 17:57
The guide data had it on at 1700 EST. It was actually episode 3. First showing of episode 4 is 2200 EST. If your SP picked up the 1700 showing, it will have to be manually scheduled.

Black Sails - .1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 17:51
Did pirates deals in US $ during this time? I would think the pound sterling would be the "world" currency of the day. Any history experts here.

Occasional and infrequent sound blips and light pixelation; how to diagnose?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 17:20
I am occasionally noticing some very slight pixelation followed by an occasional sound 'blip'. I'm not sure if it predominately happens on one or more channels, but when I caught it happening on one of my local channels I went to the diags screen and all tuners showed mid-high signals (93-100).

How does one methodically try to figure this out. If someone can provide me with some ideas, I'd like to figure out why.
I also should mention that my SNL numbers are usually 39-40ish range, but I haven't paid as much attention to that as the signal strength. Should I?

Would a cable booster improve the issue or would it also boost any problems that might be involved?

My cable comes into my attic and splits 3 ways (1 to AV cabinet, 1 to cable modem and 1 to 4 way spitter)

The AV cabinet has a 2 way splitter, 1 to tuning adapter and 1 to Tivo.

Cable is about 5 years old but heavy duty and was used for satellite install.

FS: Tivo Premier XL4 with Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 16:53
selling my XL4 with lifetime service. unit is in excellent condition. no issues, perfect working order. comes with original box and remote.

reason for selling is i am using my Roamio Pro with some Tivo Mini's.

located in Orlando, FL and ships to the 48 states.

Asking $ 500.00 plus Shipping and Paypal fees.

Lost Girl, Bitten swap Syfy timeslots

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 16:35
Suddenly, Lost Girl is scheduled this Monday and next (1/27 and 2/2) for 10/9c and Bitten for 8/7c, reverse of what they were before. If you're only watching one of them, check for conflicts. Being Human maintains at 9/8c.

Presumably they remembered that Lost Girl historically has had more partial nudity and blurred content, though it is currently rated TV-14 while new series Bitten is TV-MA. Or they want to give freshman series Bitten a chance to have more viewership in an earlier timeslot. Personally, I think they should have waited until Being Human finished its run before introducing a new werewolf series.

This Monday's also the night The Following re-airs on Fox after it's post-game scheduling season premiere debacle. Back-to-back episodes 8/7c and 9/8c. Almost Human returns next week, 8/7c with The Following settling into the 9/8c slot.

Almost Human on Fox, then Being Human on Syfy. Hmm.

TV HD or newer model?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 15:39
What advantages do the newer Tivo's have over the Tivo HD? I am looking form something to record HD local over the air signals. Two tuners will work fine.

My TV already has Netflix and other internet features so that is not important to me in the Tivo.

When I checked ebay it looks like Tivo Series 3 HD are a lot cheaper for a lifetime box then a premier or roamio. What would I gain with the newer boxes?


Such A Deal...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 13:27
TiVo Slide Remote (old model) available through Amazon for only $229.95. Better only 3 left in stock.
Attached Images TiVo_Remote.jpg (46.7 KB)

Roamio setup with Moca-help needed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 13:07
I am going to suspend my directv account for 6 months and see if I can make a go of tivo.

I have a basic roamio and a mini being delivered tomorrow, but I am trying to setup all I can before they arrive.

I have been reading all I can on this site, as well as on tivo.com.

I have an attic antenna that is split to several jacks around the house. This is currently giving me crystal clear HD, better than directv.

I just used a directv cinema connection wireless device to bring internet to my tv where i plan on putting the roamio. I have two of these devices. Can I use them as moca adapters? One at the router and one at the roamio tv, or do i even need to do that, as long as i have internet using just one of the directv devices?

I am trying to get away with not buying the actiontec adapters, so can anyone tell me if my existing directv devices will work at moca adapters?

I will have a mini in another room, but I know it won't work without a moca network. I am pretty shaky on how to set that up.

Thank you so much in advance.

will a mini work good across several network switches?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 09:06
I am looking to get a mini for my system. All of my network is hard wired via Ethernet. Everything works good with my series 3 and premiere TiVos. Certain locations I am thinking of putting the mini would basically require about 3 or 4 hops through various 10/100 mbs network switches in order to get the live TV tuner from a 4-tuner Premiere.

Will the mini be able to get the live tuner easily through the various network switches. Or could there be some complications. If so, what? I thought about maybe givng the 4-tuner premiere a fixed/static IP address to possibly help this situation. Or will this not matter?

Any thoughts or insight?

Pre-Purchase Questions.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 03:06
I have looked over the forum and so maybe the answer is out there but under different wording / terminology..

(1) Can two Roamio Basic's share programs? AKA: If program is recorded on Roamio Basic #1 (living room) be viewed on Roamio Basic #2 set up in another room? AKA: Can two Roamio Basic's be on the same network?

(2) If three Mini's connected to the same network with only one Roamio Basic and two of the Mini's and the Roamio Basic all tuned to the same channel does this take three tuners or do they all share the same (one) tuner till one of them changes channels?

IF the answer to #1 is yes... Can you have two Roamio Basic's on the same network along with two Mini's can the Mini's choose programing for playback from either of the two Roamio Basic's? (current Monday, Thur. & Friday programing has me recording on six channels!)

After close to 20 years of being a DirecTV subscriber their leasing/per-set and program charges are forcing me to look else where for my programing, and since 90% of my recorded programs is Network TV which I could record off air I a looking at getting a Tivo again (I say again as my first few DirecTV DVR's were Tivo interface based.) I currently have three HD-DVR's and two HD Receivers that share programing all on the same 1GB rated wired network (Not MOCA), so can I use Tivo's to replicate the same program sharing set-up?

TiVo Service Down -- Scheduled Maintenance???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 02:17
Just noticed that I'm getting TiVo service "communication error"s from the Tivo App and my Tivo's are getting a C133 error and have no online content on the main screen. Someone over at TiVo doing a server maintenance?

Weird Wishlist auto-record problem....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 01:51
I set up a wish list to auto-record my favorite hockey team. It actually starts recording and I can watch while it's recording the game in "my shows", but once it's done it disappears, not to be found anywhere.

I go to history and see why it didn't record (even though it started recording) and it's says it's a duplicate of something that's been done within the last 28 days and that I have to set up to record "everything". Now it records the game that gets replayed around 3 times after the game has been played.

Other than just having it recording "everything", i have the tuners and i have the space, is there a where to work around this that it only records the "live" game? I think I may have to have it not "auto-record" and manually set up each recording. That kinda sucks because I may miss a game because I forgot to record it.

I can't imagine I'm the only one with this problem so I'm sure somebody has a suggestion.


Netflix app: jump to beginning/end?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:50
I have a Premiere and an older HD. When I'm streaming Netflix on my Premiere, there seems to be no way to jump to the beginning or end of a movie! We're 1.5 hours into "The Hunger Games" and the only way I can see to restart the movie is to scan backwards through the whole damn thing--which on a streaming movie takes about fifteen minutes!

What's the deal? I changed the remote setting to get rid of the 30-second skip, but that didn't help. If I'm paused, hitting the Advance (or Skip, if you prefer) button jumps ahead 10 seconds, and the Replay jumps back 10 seconds. Same with FF or REW. There are no tick marks to jump to, and it won't jump to the beginning or end.

There's also no "Play from beginning" option when I start the movie, which would help.

Am I missing something, or on the Premiere with the latest Netflix app is it just impossible to jump to the beginning or end of a show? Because if so, that's mind-bogglingly stupid.

I'm already suffering through the incredibly slow HD interface. (Great idea: make the hardware 2x faster and the software 20x slower!) I stuffed the Premiere in our back room and use the older HD for our regular viewing. I feel like Tivo is going the way of too many other tech companies: each update makes their products worse.


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