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P4 resetting itself

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/08/2013 - 03:45
This is an odd one - every once in a while - averaging about once every 4-6 weeks - our P4 will be working fine and then just freeze, and usually slowly die and ultimately go into a reboot....or we will have to unplug it.

I think I've read on here before that manually rebooting occasionally is a good idea - though I never remember to do this. We keep ours on a UPS since our area has daily storms and tiny power outages almost as frequently.

Guess if I'm wondering if this is an ominous sign? We bought the extended warranty FWIW.

Comcast hell (Boston) - ALL broadcast TV marked as copy protected

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/08/2013 - 01:50
All Boston local broadcast stations are all marked as "copy protected" on my TiVo series 2. This prevents you from saving programs for more than a week.

My Tivo Series two controls the Comcast Set Tob Box using an IR blaster, of course this already means my Second tuner is useless.
And now this "new" problem comes up, I can't save a program for > 24 hours after I start watching, and this most restrictive "copy control" setting
deletes the programs after 7 days.

This has been going on since 8/6/2013, (or possibly after midnight on 8/6) roughly. And it violates the FCC "Plug and Play" agreement - Google it - EFF has a copy

How can I get through to the right person at comcast to get their engineers in Boston to fix this? They keep giving me the number for Tivo, and of course it's outside their support hours.:mad:

You have to wonder if a MythTV box would be easier.

Big Brother 8/7/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:17
Wow. Amanda is certainly self destructing. :)

colbert report - tuesday 8.6.2013 [spoilers]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 20:30
last night, daft punk no-showed the colbert report's summer concert series, colbchella 2013, and stephen turned it into comedy gold! i immediately replayed the ep after watching - it was classic colbert.

the link to the story from the hollywood reporter includes hulu video of the show and montage embedded:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ear...-report-600618 Quote: Daft Punk Cancels 'Colbert Report' Appearance for MTV VMAs (Video)

The TV-shy French duo was set to appear on the Comedy Central program, but due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards later this month, they canceled their scheduled performance. Both MTV and Comedy Central are owned by Viacom.

"We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago," host Stephen Colbert said during Tuesday's broadcast.

"Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because, fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago.”

Still, Colbert managed to lure bold-faced names like Hugh Laurie, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart to take part in a "Get Lucky" dance party.

Streaming between TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 17:38
I have two Premieres in my house. When I stream between TiVos, I can't ff, rw, pause or stop. Is this normal?

TiVo Software version 2.x

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 14:37
This is a thread similar to my TiVo Software version 16 thread.

TiVo has released the newer "Quattro" code to their opensource website.


From the software rlease thread we see the latest live code is;

Quote: Software Version: 20.3.1-01-2-7xx
Flash Player Version: quattro-2-3/2013.04.24-1805
HD Menu Software Version: b-iris-2-3/2013.03.12-1217 While what's available from the opensource website is;
  • Quattro 1.9
  • Quattro 2.0
  • Quattro 2.1

Unlike the previous v16 code packages these include multiple kernels inside of them. The latest Quattro 2.1 for example includes 3 kernels and each one appears to be for different generations of hardware. This version 2.1 is from Sep 2012 so it is not the latest code.
  • 2.6.18
    • Gen06D - TiVo3
    • Gen07 - TiVo4
    • Gen07T - TiVoHD
  • 2.6.31
    • Gen07C - TiVo Prem 500GB
    • Gen07P - TiVo 4 tuner models
    • Gen07S - Virgin Media TiVo?
  • 2.6.37
    • Gen08 - Slimline TiVo5
    • Gen09 - Full TiVo5

The new kernel 2.6.37 completely removes the old Gen07 configuration implying this kernel will only work on the newer Gen08/Gen09 hardware which as we know is coming from FCC pics and info.

This code doesn't necessarily look complete but there's an important arch\mips\tivo\Platform file that spells out the hardware of the devices.

Quote: #
# Platform dependant code
platform-$(CONFIG_BCM7344B0) += tivo/Gen08/
platform-$(CONFIG_BCM7344A0) += tivo/Gen08/
platform-$(CONFIG_BCM7425B0) += tivo/Gen09/ The Gen08 code from this older source indicates the Broadcom 7344 chipset instead of the BCM 7429 as suggested by the following article;


When Tivo Makes offers, How does it work?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 14:13
Ok, I have gotten my hands on a S3 652, It has Lifetime on it. Also has a 1T Upgrade as well, Not sure if it was Factory or Done by user, if done by user will it void warranty? If so should user have Stated that in Auction? and should i just get a Refund ? and go for the Premier or Elite ?

Once i Transfer the Lifetime Service, Is it possible that Tivo may make the the offer to jump on a Premier 4 or XL4 Which is their Elite Series if i am not Mistaken ?

If an offer is made, Will i have to Givin my Series 3 with lifetime? I know they don't transfer Lifetime anymore :o/ and i know they give a 100 bucks off to Existing Lifetime Owner's if they Purchase Lifetime Service with a New Unit?

I just did the TiVo Premiere XL4 & Mini Bundle and it came up to With the XL4 and Mini I added Lifetime Service it came up to a Total $1,164.92 with Tax in my State That is a pretty Steep Price, Don't you think so ?

So i was hoping Tivo would make me an offer i can't Refuse :)

So would an offer be on the Table once i Transfer the S3 Lifetime under my name or Maybe Not ?

How old is the Premiere XL4 Model? Is there a new Model in the works? Should i just wait it out?

What do you guys think?

Extended warranty -- TiVo vs Best Buy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:28
I have a question about Best Buy's extended warrantee on devices like minis.

One of my two minis (both over 90 days old, both under TiVo's extended warranty) stopped outputting video. Working with TiVo, they're calling it dead, and are trying to send out an RMA. Apparently their RMA system has been borked for the last two days, so mine's in limbo at the moment.

This one warranty incident "consumes" the entire TiVo extended warranty for this mini. The replacement they're sending will have its own 90 day warranty, and I'm free to purchase another $40 TiVo extended warranty if I want to extend coverage on it for three years.

That surprised me. Shame on me for not reading the details of their extended warrantee before buying it, but I can't recall any other electronic manufacturer's extended warranty that is only good for one use. :confused:

My question is this. From reading the forums, I see that Best Buy offers a $20 4-year warranty on minis. Does that warranty work the same -- i.e. it's only good for one replacement, and then it's considered "consumed", where it offers no more value.


moving to Directv - can I take my Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:19
I've put up with TWC not knowing anything about cable cards and having to reboot the tuning adapter every week, but this CBS thing and missing Dexter has been the last straw.

So I've ordered a DirecTV install. I told them I didn't need a tuner since I have Tivos (one Premiere, one HD XL) and they said they'll just bring 2 receivers. But from reading here it seems that my Tivos won't work with Directv? Is this true? Why do the DirecTV sales people not know this?

Also I stream from Netflix and Amazon a lot - if I do have to get a Genie from Directv do they have these services?

If the Genie doesn't have these services can I keep my Tivo connected with the Genie and just use it for streaming?

Christmas in Conway

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:22
A "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (airing on ABC later this year) movie has starting filming in Wilmington, NC.

A few large houses in the Forest Hills area of ILM will be utilitzed.
One of them featuring this ferris wheel that they just finished up.


What Are TiVo’s Social Intentions?

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 15:11

Let’s face it, most social apps and interaction on television platforms are tedious silos… including TiVo’s very own Twitter app that launched on Virgin Media in 2011. However, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers has communicated that family and friends will “soon” be able to share viewing recommendations. And we wonder if, instead of managing this through a [...]

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, New Washington Post Owner

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 17:44

The Internet is transforming almost every element of the news business: shortening news cycles, eroding long-reliable revenue sources, and enabling new kinds of competition, some of which bear little or no news-gathering costs. There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy.

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Roku Channels Redbox Instant

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 16:59

While Verizon’s Redbox Instant reps were a bit cagey at CES as to when, or if, we might see a Roku client for their burgeoning streaming service, the channel has just launched. And, based on the image above, it looks to have been in final testing the last month. As a refresher, Redbox Instant is [...]

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Last Chance for Love on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 7PM ET The season concludes after a shocking twist revealed Brooks Forester did not reciprocate Desiree’s feelings. Now we will find out if she will pick between Chris and Drew or if her heart still holds out for someone who doesn’t “feel like the moments apart are hard enough”.     TUESDAY – Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 7PM ET Alyssa, a 414lb. woman was in a car accident at age 10. The car accident not only took the life of her beloved mother, Continue Reading

FiOS TV To Revamp Tablet Streaming With Motorola’s Help

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:50

By way of DSLReports comes news of the Verizon FiOS TV VAP2500. The Motorola box: enables you to transmit multiple standard- and high-definition video streams throughout your home wirelessly. You can enjoy a full range of video services and applications without having to run wires, lay cables, or drill holes. Further, documentation refers to the upcoming [...]

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Is it Me? or is that the way it is? SPS88S

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 04:21
I really can't live without the 4X FF to go back to PLAY feature, it's just seems like I lose it each time the Mini TiVo wakes up or I imagining things?

I'm not sure cuz I've had to reboot the little sucka a few time since I got it and set it up on Friday.

Is there a way to make the remote codes stick beyond a reboot?

Considering Tivo Premieres

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 01:45
I'm considering switching from Directv to cable and hate the old school moto UI so I was think of getting 3 Tivo Premieres. My cable company is Charter and I was just curious what/if there were any known issues as of late? I read a few horror stories about losing all channels etc. and that would not be acceptable but I guess more then anything I'm just curious what people using tivo's with charter's experience has been. To be clear I am not in a test market so the tivo's are not provided by Charter.

The Killing Season Two Finale - spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 00:28
It was great for an hour and 10 minutes. Then it went off the rails. Just awful at the end. Linden became a complete moron. The writing became inexcusably bad. I just could not believe the thud they ended what should have been a good season with...

Used Tivo purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 19:11
I bought a used Tivo off of Craig's list and I need to know how to get it registered onto my account so my PC and other Tivos will communicate with it. I think the Media Access Key on the new device needs to be changed to match my other Tivos and the Tivo Desktop program. I can't find on Tivo.com how to do this. I asked the person I purchased it from if he had registered it in his Tivo account and he did not know what I was talking about so I don't think he ever registered it online.


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