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I've Been Watching Too Much TiVo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/12/2013 - 00:46
So I was just sitting in my den in the midst of a thunderstorm watching TiVo with my TiVo remote in my hand like I usually do. A particularly loud and close boom just occurred. My immediate reaction was to hit the 7 second rewind button so I could catch the flash of lightning to compute how far away the strike was!

Has anything like this ever happened to anybody else while watching TiVo?

cloning tivo hd with laptop, do i need 2 usb sata adapters?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 22:52
i know there are many MANY places that discuss how to use winMFS to clone the tivo hd harddrive, and i've watched 2 youtube videos that pretty much walk you through it. the thing is, all the descriptions i've seen use a desktop, which i don't have.

i'm not a techie (more of a dangerous novice), but from what i can tell you need 2 sata adapters and both drives plugged in simultaneously to do a full clone (and keep the programs) using mfscopy.

the harddrive i'm planning on buying is this one from amazon.com, which people confirm worked for their tivo hd.
WD AV-GP 1 TB AV Video Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EURX

my problem/questions:
1) am i correct in assuming i need 2 adapters?
2) do i need the "double usb" adapters for extra power, or would a "single usb" adapter work?
3) my lenovo has 3 usb's on 1 side, and 1 usb on the other. if i need 2 "double usb" adapters, i'm gonna have a problem. could i get away with the "double usb" for the 1TB drive (runs 7200rpm), and a "single usb" for the original tivo hd drive?
4) all things being equal, i'd rather not spend a ton of money on these adapters (although they're nice to have for emergencies, i'm not sure when i'd use one again-- let alone 2). can i get away with the cheap ones under $8 or do i really need to fork out $20+ times two?

those are my big questions. given the fount of knowledge out here, i'm open to adapter recommendations (or any pitfalls i'm missing) too! :)

thanks!

New Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles - some prices lowered

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 22:47
For sale - New Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles - NIB, factory sealed
Premiere 75 - $105
Premiere 4 - $195
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $315
Mini - $75
Stream - $122
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $230
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $379

Plus actual shipping

Full warranty from date of purchase.

Please PM me

Strange issue tranferring shows between TiVos

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 22:23
I've noticed a strange problem; many times when I go to transfer a show from my TiVo (HD) to my TiVo (Premiere), it will say that that show is already transferring when I know it cannot be transferring. I saw it just now with a show that recorded last night, and I haven't transferred any shows from the Premiere to the HD in weeks.

I can always choose "Stop Transfer", then I can transfer the show, but I don't understand why the HD so often thinks it's transferring a show when it's not. This never seems to happen the other way around, as my daughter transfers shows from the HD to the Premiere frequently, and she's never told me that she can't start the transfer.

The shows I usually transfer are shows no one else in my house watches, and my daughter is old enough to use the remote responsibly.

It's a minor annoyance, but I know it shouldn't be happening, so I find myself wanting to fix it or at least narrow down the issue that's causing this problem.

So, any ideas? Anyone else seeing this?

Big Brother 7/11/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:59
So...

That happened. :)



I was hoping for a little more fireworks, but I will take stunned silence.

"Orange is the new black" (Netflix orig)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:56
New show on Netflix, produced by Jenji Kohan (of weeds fame) about a woman in prison. Sounds interesting, and we were huge Weeds fans.

S1 in full on Netflix, just started E01. Anyone else watching?

Real Housewives: the First Ladies of Bravo

TiVo Blog - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 17:41
Real Housewives mania started back in March of 2006 when Bravo introduced us to the first installment of the series. The ladies of Orange County were the opening act to what has become a 7-year stint into the lives of women who share their families, vacations, shopping and drama with us on a weekly basis. Bravo capitalized on the success of Real Housewives of Orange Country and created casts in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills and Miami and Washington D.C. Many of the women have been give Continue Reading

Ethernet cable not found?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:39
Had a wired setup to both my Series 2 boxes for a few years now and suddenly last night I lost half my network.

After testing the ethernet wires I traced it down to my living room Series 2 DT and as soon as I would plug the ethernet into the tivo my switch would lose connection and knock out my network.

I've got it working on wireless right now albeit slow as piss but it's working. The tivo reports no ethernet cable when i plug it in but the cable is perfect on my tester.

Dead network jack?

Losing sound after FFWD > auto play and sometimes after FFWD > Play

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:22
I have a Premiere XL attached to a Pioner SC-05 receiver via HDMI, and that is connected to a Pioneer 5010-FD Plasma with HDMI. Been running fine since the Premiere released.

Lately sporadically if I FFWD to catch up to live and let it go, when the video starts playing the audio is not there. I have to pause, then play to get it back. Sometimes after pausing and playing I'm also losing sound and have to do it again to get it back.

Anyone have this issue? I feel like I had it on an old receiver and then I got the new one and it stopped. Now it is happening again. :mad:

You can watch Tom Terrific! TEE RIFFIC!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:21
OK, I guess you gotta be as old as me to remember watching Tom Terrific on Captain Kangaroo. I do.

I really, really, liked it and I'm sure I saw every minute of it.

I was thinking that it was pretty primitive 2D animation.

Look! It was!

http://archive.org/details/TomTerrif...stYoungManfred

What always amazes me is how slow-moving TV was in our day. The title sequence alone would have today's kids changing channels.

This is why I almost get epileptic when I see just a minute of what's on the Disney channel.

Is now the time to buy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:45
Hey guys,
I'm considering buying a Premier 4 since I'm moving from an apartment with UVerse to one where I'll need to get Comcast; and I don't think I can take the Comcast supplied DVR. I long ago had a first gen DirecTivo but haven't had any flavor of TiVo since and I've always looked forward to getting another some day.

My question is, should I maybe wait? I understand the Premier 4 is a few years old at this point and TiVo likely has something new coming down the channel in a few months or so? As much as I hate Comcast's boxes, does it maybe make more sense for me to hang out and get whatever the new offering is with a lifetime sub once it becomes available rather than dropping a couple hundred on something now and retiring it in a year?

Any advice is much appreciated.

Echostar & Channel Master Prep New OTA DVR

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:05

Boxee may have abandoned the market to secure their survival, but Echostar & Channel Master are teaming up once again to tap the over-the-air television market with a new line of retail DVR. According to a FCC filing (embedded below), the two Channel Master K77 models “combine access to broadcast programming with over-the-top and DVR functionalities.” Both [...]

The post Echostar & Channel Master Prep New OTA DVR appeared first on Zatz Not Funny!.

Graceland S01E05 "O-Mouth" July 11th

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:45
For some reason my FRO SP is not picking this up. Have to manually set to record.

Premiere and TiVo HD and SDV adapters

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:33
I have a TiVo Premiere and a TiVo HD. I recently got an HD TV, so now I can start taking advantage of HD programing.

I subscribe to Charter Cable and on their CableCard instructions they instruct that you need a SDV adapter with the TiVo and CableCard. I am trying to understand what I need before I start installation and equipment requests from Charter.

My question: Do I need an SDV adapter for each TiVo, or just one?

If Just one... How do I connect the USB portion to each TiVo?

How is the SDV adapter controlled... Is it by each TiVo? Or what?

Many thanks for any help,

Andy D

TiVo DT Dual Tuner x2 80 HR / 360 HR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:56
I have two TiVo DT (Dual Tuner) boxes.
One is bone stock, not upgraded. 80-hour.
The other is upgraded with a 360-Hour SD drive (320 GB Wester Digital HD)
I'd like to get them both out of my storage area, but I hate to just drop them off at Goodwill or throw them away.

PM if interested.

FOR SALE: TiVo Premiere 45-Hour TCD746320

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:53
I just finished the 1-year contract on this unit. It has been unused and stored in the Premiere 4 box since I purchased the Premiere 4 4 months ago.
Upgraded to the 4 and a Mini.

PM if interested.

Big Brother 7/10/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:22
No thread yet?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is Helen/Elissa completely discounting the fact that even with an MVP candidate on the block she might still be the primary target this week? They seem to figure whoever they put up will automatically be getting enough votes.

Not liking Nick up there. I'm not quite sure why he didn't lie to Elissa and say he wouldn't vote her off and then just do it. The original deal wasn't that Nick wouldn't vote for her, was it? I thought it was just that if he threw the competition, he was safe for two weeks. I might have missed where he wasn't supposed to vote for her either. Can enough girls turn on the boys to make Nick the target?

I don't watch the after hours or live feed, but I've been reading more and more about how bigoted this cast is. I don't know if this is different than other casts or not. Maybe it's because they are young and have not learned to filter their thoughts yet or not. I don't think there's any spoilers here unless off camera comments that have no effect on the game outcome are, but here's an article which lists some of the comments.

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/

DON'T READ IF YOU THINK THIS IS A SPOILER! As SOME bigoted comments came out in a previous episode, I feel it's fair game.

'Beware the Batman' - New cartoon series

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:20
FYI,

Batman returns to TV in a new animated series, debuting July 13th on Cartoon Network. Looks like it's completely CGI.

Quote: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Beware the Batman - Trailer

Two and a Half Men to replace the half a man with

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:12
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,5037425.story

Spoiler: "Two and a Half Men" is about to become "Two Men and a Gay Woman."

Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones -- whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as "filth" last year -- CBS' hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses.

Channels randomly not tuning, signal lock=no

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 21:42
I have tried the search but couldn't find anything. I have been having this problem for about the last month but have not been able to resolve it. I have a Series 3 with two Comcast cable cards. It has been working fine for almost 2 years but in the last month channels will randomly not tune. I can be watching something a the screen will go black, or I will try to change the channel and not be able to tune. I have had Comcast out twice and they replaced the cards and ran new cable to be sure the signal strength is strong. When I look at signal strength it shows me 0 and "No digital signal". The DVR diagnostics screen is showing signal lock=no. Usually I can restart the TiVo or wait and the channel will come back. It seems to happen to all channels randomly, but only a few channels at a time. I don't know what to do next. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.

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