Anyone familiar with the upcoming Tivo Stream box recently announced? Looks exactly the same as Slingbox, except slingbox iphone app cannot download programs to the iphone.
I am thinking about buying Slingbox HD-Pro for $200+, so want to make sure I make the right investment.
Any info very much appreciated.
I was readingabout how some people got screwed by uying Tivos on fleabhay which had outstanding bills on them and folks couldn't activate them without paying up, so I just wondered if the one I just cannibalized taking out the bracket to instal my new drive into the other Tivo, and checked to see what the status of it was with Tivo. To my surprise I discovered that it was one of my own with lifetime sub on it. I bought several on fleabay way back. I forgot all about this one. I hooked it up, and the left light was flashing green and orange, but mainly orange. There was no video on the tv except one flicker right at the beginning. Disconnecting the hard drive didn't make any difference. Checked the voltage going to the hd and it was 5 VDC and 11.8 VDC. Didn't see any burned or smelly components. Re-seated the white ribbon cables. Did't clean the contacts with alcohol yet. I hope this box can be saved. Appreciate any and all help. :confused:
I am still losing signals on all channels quite regularly. It works perfectly fine after a reboot but I can't rely on it to stay that way. I think the lose of signal is somehow related to Internet bandwidth since it seems to go out after watching Netflix but I am at a loss.
I have a garage apartment about 30 feet from my house. I am trying to find the best way to get tv to that apartment without having to run a second cable line and paying another monthly fee.
I have 3 tivos in my house and 1 version of tivo desktop. My son is moving to the garage apartment and wants to be able to watch tv.
I can put one of the 3 tivos (1 premiere 2 series 2) in the garage apartment with a wireless adapter but it will only be able to transfer shows from the other tivos.
Is there a way to set up automatic transfers to the garage tivo? (I know we can do automatic transfers to the desktop)
Can tivos download shows from the internet?
Greetings...long time lurker, first time poster!
I visit these forums fairly frequently, but have not been compelled to post myself previously. Most of the shows I enjoy are mentioned here regularly and I enjoy the lively discussions.
However, not having seen this gem discussed (at least that I've seen) prompted me to finally get off my rump. Having a daughter in elementary school subjects me to occasionally mind-numbing fare...however I've found the Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network to be an Oasis in the desert.
I knew I was in trouble when my wife and daughter were at a Girl Scouts meeting, I checked the Tivo to see what was on, and upon discovering a new (to me) episode...I happily watched it all by myself.
It's essentially a complete reboot of the Looney Tunes world, done in a sort of sitcom-y suburban setting. Extremely clever, contemporary writing...and while I wouldn't say it was inappropriate for kids...it's certainly not geared for them, per se. Very adult, without being offensive to children.
Love-her-or-hate-her Kristen Wiig does one of the voices, as does Fred Armisen. Some of the initial episodes are a little rough, but enjoyable...however the back 16 or so (of 26) are pure gold. Programming note that "Looney Tunes" and "The Looney Tunes Show" are completely different, with the latter being the one I'm recommending.
So, check it out if you haven't seen it already. Don't want to set expectations too high, but knowing a bit about the general tastes of this forum...I think it would be very well received. It prompted a middle-aged guy who has never posted in any of the forums he lurks on to sign up and sing its praises...so it's got that going for it.
I bought my parents a Series 2 DT years ago and installed it for them in Florida. They have Comcast cable. At first they only had low-def: no problem. Then they wanted HD: they got a Comcast box, I split the coax and sent one to TiVo for 2-99 low-def and the other to Comcast for HD, and then installed the IR channel-changing wire and the AV wires to get 100+ on the TiVo (telling them explicitly NOT to touch their Comcast box when TiVo is taping channel 100 or higher, and to make sure it's on). They existed with that setup with no issues.
Now Comcast has "helpfully" digitized all their channels, requiring cable boxes to decode even 2 through 99. They sent out tiny free cable boxes, which are useless because you can't use the IR blaster to change their channels (or, at least, I couldn't find the proper code). They do have a regular (non-HD, non-DVR) cable box on the bedroom TV; I told them they could install the tiny free cable box in there and move that non-HD cable box to the parlor to use with TiVo. They would have to use the IR blasters for every channel, and never turn off the cable box, but it would work.
However, I just came to another realization: since the cable box only sends one channel at a time, it makes their DT capability useless, no? The TiVo would basically turn into a compicated glorified VCR.
Are they totally out of luck here? Would they have to move up to a newer DVR and get a cable card installed? Is it worth all that hassle, or shall I simply tell them to get a second HD DVR through Comcast? :( They just paid their annual $129 in March, so they're not even halfway through the contract year.
Also: if there are more modern TiVos which can handle this problem, is there a company that sells/installs them? There's no way these senior citizens can handle the complexity of sourcing, purchasing, and installing a more modern TiVo (not to mention dealing with Comcast to get a cable card for it). Again, is it worth the trouble, or should I just tell them, "Eat the remaining half-year of service and get a full-fledged second Comcast HD DVR"?
Thankst for any help.
I've had DirecTV and DirecTivo R10 DVRs for about seven years. I've been very happy with them, and I've been resisting the move to HD TV, but recent events have forced me to upgrade the main TV to HD. The bedroom TV is still a CRT.
Though I pay DirecTV for content, I'me really more of a Tivo customer. I don't think I've ever used the DirecTV web site, and I've never paid DirecTV a pay-per-view fee.
I like the DirecTivo user interface and I use season pass routinely.
When I got the HDTV, I also bought a Blu-ray player, and I've been enjoying the HD Netflix. My old DirecTivo units still work fine, and they've been upgraded with big hard drives, but watching SD on an HD set is unsatisfying.
I've read that the new HD Tivo for DTV is quite limited. I've also accumulated a dozen or so Tivo remotes over the years, and being unable to use them would be a minor inconvenience.
The cable provider in my area is Comcast. There's no FIOS in my area.
It would be nice if I could find a solution with about the same monthly cash outlay as my current DTV bill.
What do you think I should do?
Is MoCA a standard such that all MoCA devices can talk to each other regardless of brand?
I bought ten Actiontec MI424WR routers on eBay a while back solely for their MoCA functionality as Ethernet bridges. Five have since died and the other five are in service; I have no spares for when the next one dies.
So I'm wondering: Do I need to buy additional Actiontec devices or will Linksys, D-Link and other MoCa devices operate with the existing Actiontec devices?
I look at this site
and think, yes, they are interoperable, but I don't know if my current MI424WR units meet the standard shown at the link.
Is there a way to prevent Tivo from re-recording recently deleted movies? Once I watch a recommended movie and delete it, I don't want Tivo to record it again in a month or two. I seem to be deleting the same movies again and again.
My older son has Directv. Today we installed an app (and some hardware) that allows him to watch tv from his dvr anywhere. I'm using my Tivo with Time Warner. Is there anything in the works that will give me this capability?
BRAND NEW Tivo Wireless G USB (AG0100) Network Adapter in box. $40 each or two for $70, shipping included to lower 48. Paypal or US Postal money order only to verified account and shipped to verified address.
I can take these out of the box and test them if you like. I got these included with some Premiers I bought, but I already had the adapters.
Got a text from TiVo tonight about the Premiere 4:
Isn't this the Premiere Elite? The price at $249 is quite a bit better, but since it's digital only I'm still not interested.
Wow...it's been a while since I've been here, but I remembered the way and I didn't even stop for directions...:cool:
I'm considering purchasing a Premiere, and have a couple of questions:
Am I right in thinking that the only differences between the 3 models are number of tuners, hard disk size, and THX cert. (I guess besides the remotes)? Are there any other differences in features between the 3?
How have the Premieres been as far as reliability...any problems to watch out for?
I have a Tivo Premier with an external card from comcast (I do not have a cable box from comcast). I want to access my recordings on the road via 3G on an iphone.
I've heard Slingbox will do the job but I have not been able to find a definitive answer on how to do it.
In other words, if I buy an Slingbox HD-Pro, and using the Slingbox app on the iphone, when I am the road only with 3G could I select any of the recording on the Tivo box and stream it to the iphone?
Any help very much appreciated!
I have a Tivo Premiere. I offload a lot of content from the Tivo onto my PC. Then I edit it with VideoRedo.
My current system is a dual core Dell(2.8 Ghz processor). I have a very good video card and lots of ram.
My PC is able to edit the HD content as long as the output files are straight up MP2.
However, unfortunately, if I try to transcode the .tivo files to anything other than MP2(such as MP4/h.264) then my system just can't do it. The horsepower is just not there.
I have been thinking of buying a new PC. Here is one that I found on sale. What do you think of this? What it be good for the HD video editing? Or would you recommend any tweaks to this?
One thing that I might want different from the standard specs is a solid state drive. Part of my reasoning is because SSD is faster. Another part of my reasoning is that the ONLY stuff that goes on my C drive is application data. I do not store personal photos or anything else on my C drive.
I do not do any gaming and I do not care about that. The only high end processing that I do is the video editing.
Anyway, what do you think of this?
I am running windows 8 preview. I can not get sound or picture when playing a program I downloaded from my tivo. I am using kmttg to down the programs with qsfix and have the tivo programs set to remove. It is in mpg2 format.
The media center
a few basic 'on demand' internet options work but will the rest be included in a software update?
really irritating that is doesn't work ... especially since is appears to be deliberately not enabled.
anyone heard news?
I have a Tivo Premier HD Series 4 which previously worked perfectly with Comcast. I moved into a Charter Communications-only community and my Tivo has proven to be incompatible with Charter. After escalating through both Charter and Tivo technical support, both organizations have thrown up their hands and said there is nothing they can do about it.
Problem: Charter supplies a Motorola tuning adaptor for Tivo installations. With the tuning adaptor in, most HD channels cannot be received. Where the HD channels should be other (lower) channels are received instead. Strangely, with the tuning adaptor out, the HD channels are received fine, but other channels (presumably the "switched digital" channels) cannot be received. So there is no way to win. My choice is to leave the tuning adaptor out so I can get (most) of the HD channels and forego the other channels.
I am a current Tivo Series 2 owner. It's hooked up to an old CRT TV. It's an HD-ready TV, but the single HDMI port is being used by a Roku box. The TV also has composite and S-video connectors.
We are not heavy TV users at all, but the Tivo was used heavily for the Olympics. We also record Mythbusters because it's on after the youngest kid has to go to bed. Really, it's nice to have for a few things, but TV is not central to our lives (especially in the summer, we watch more TV in the winter).
Comcast is currently giving us "limited basic" service on analog coax, but they are going "all digital" in the next 6 months.
DH, who is even cheaper than I am, is horrified at the 500 current fee for lifetime, so I'm starting to watch for a used Tivo. But, I haven't been following the Tivo product line at all in the past 6 years or so, so the model names and numbers mean nothing to me.
Can somebody give me a crash course on what kind of old Tivo to watch for? (name and model number to search on eBay or the seller's forum here).
I believe my needs are:
1. Can read analog cable today, digital cable w/ CableCard in 6 months.
2. Doesn't use up my one HDMI port on the TV, if possible.
3. Is a model that's been reliable for people (I don't want to buy a used model that's been notorious for problems). We'll probably use whatever we buy until it dies, and even then we'll try to fix it before tossing it out. DH has swapped out the disk drive and a fan on the current Tivo over the years.