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Incompatible video signal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:42
We moved our TiVo Premiere upstairs today from the downstairs location, where all was working well. The Premiere replaced an S3 HDTiVo which was working fine with Netflix and Amazon and YouTube.

The Premiere has been giving me "incompatible video signal" messages when I try to watch, for example, Portlandia or Arrested Development. It's fine with old episodes of Cheers or movies.

The connections comprise coax into the Premiere, HDMI into a Denon receiver, and HDMI out to the Sharp Aquos TV. Occasionally, we get audio (of Arrested Development) and no video. We have assured the quality of the connection between all the HDMI cables, all of which functioned perfectly before the Premiere swap.

Thoughts?

How well will a Tivo Premiere work alongside a GoogleTV-enabled HDTV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:01
I have a Tivo Premiere unit (with cableCARD) which is the standard cable box for Grande Cable in Austin, TX.

I'm considering purchasing a new HDTV, and have been particularly drawn to the new LG HDTVs, largely due to the qwerty remote, and the true LED (local dimming) features. However, these TVs are also built-in with Google TV.

How well would this work with a Tivo box with a cablecard? It would seem that the Tivo in this setup is already the central unit; would having Google TV be a conflict (would it be attempting to provide TV guide data, DVR functionality, etc), or would it work as an additional layer to add TV-App functionality, Google Play, Web Browser, etc, without issue?

Trying to decide whether combining the two is going to be overkill and cause a problem... Thanks for any suggestions.

Premiere owners with Time Warner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:44
I have 2 Premieres that I strictly use with an attic antenna. We recently sold our house and will be moving into a rental temporarily. I can't install my attic antenna at the rental so I'm looking at subscribing to cable and where I live that's Time Warner. They use SDV here so a tuning adapter would be required. They charge $2.50 per month for the cable card and tuning adapter.

I've never used a cable card but it seems as though every cable card thread on here is one problem after a other. So what are my chances of having a positive experience? Is there such a thing with a TiVo, a cable card and Time Warner? I'd really prefer to keep my TiVos vs the rental stuff from Time Warner.

Transer Videos to external hard drive for Tivo playback?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:30
I've been using an LX195 home server with Streambaby for kids videos which has worked fine.

However, would there be a way to remove the home server? Having a dedicated box for this purpose seems to be overkill for me.

I was thinking about adding an external hard drive to the Premiere which my kids share. I have about 75 movies in MP4 which total about 150GB.

What's the fastest/easiest way to get them onto the Tivo? Can I put them on a harddrive and then just connect to the Tivo? Would the Tivo see the movies?

The other option would be to manually transfer them all but it could take several days at least. That process just from testing a movie seems quite slow.

Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks.

Changing "Keep Until" date trashed metadata

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:10
I had some movies I recorded more than a year ago marked KUID (2 "Boston Blackie" and one "Falcon"). I decided that, while I may eventually watch them, I would rather they go away than miss recording something else, so I changed the date to today's date. Didn't notice at the time, but now the show up in the NPL with the name "Rec:69 TCM 10:45AM". I used kmttg to get the metadata for one of them, posted below.

Code: time : 2012-05-26T14:45:00Z
iso_duration : PT1H15M
showingBits : 0
displayMajorNumber : 69
callsign : TCM
programId : 147192_1656750080 Note the programId. It is completely bogus. As a comparison, the programId for a different "Boston Blackie" film ( never set to KUID) is MV000156570000.

The TiVo is running 20.3.1

"Xtreme Waterparks" Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 15:53
A marathon of the Travel Channel's "Xtreme Waterparks" first season is going on today, followed by the premiere of season two at 8pm local time with waterslides in Colorado and France; the episode repeats at 3am. Next week they get wet in North Carolina, Costa Rica, and the Canary Islands.

Dilbert

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 14:04
IFC is showing Dilbert, would rather better channel was but at least someone is. I always wondered why it was cancelled so quickly.

The Daily Show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 10:43
I noticed that The Daily Show isn't showing up on my to do list. This week Jon Oliver takes over for a good part of the summer, so I had perhaps thought they changed the title to the Daily Show with Jon Oliver or something, but it doesn't appear changed.

IR Remote Control Extender Kit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/09/2013 - 00:20
I just installed an IR remote control extender so my Tivo remote will control both my TV and my Tivo HD DVR.

I placed the IR target on the left bezel of my TV. It is secured with double backed tape already on it.

I put one of the two IR emitter buds on my TV IR sensor button and the other one on my Tivo DVR sensor button. They are secured with small round two-way clear tape.

The IR Hub sits on the same shelf as the TV.

My Tivo remote sends an IR signal to the IR target. It sends the signal to the IR Hub. The hub sends the IR signal to the two IR emitter buds which beam a signal light directly into the sensor eye of the TV and Tivo HD DVR.

It works better than the IR to RF to IR extender because I can still use my TV remote to make any changes to my TV , like turn off the internal speakers (I have a sound bar).

Also, the sound bar was blocking the TV IR sensor and I was having issues with volume control but now it doesn’t matter.

For those interested it is an Infrared (IR) Remote Control Extender Kit by Shaxon (Shaxon.com). I bought it at my local Fry’s Electronics Store in San Diego.

Shameless S03E12 "Survival of the Fittest" S3 FINALE **spoilers***

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 23:34
I just got to the end of Season 3 on Showtime VoD. I really have enjoyed Shameless.

The biggest note is that "Karen" deserves an acting Emmy for taking her from unapologetic evil to a brain damaged emotional cripple.

I swore that kid checking the recruits on the bus looked like a clone of John Cusack. I'll bet he was Joan's son. There was no other Cusack in the credits.

In usual show runner season MO, they killed off a character in a shocker in the next to last episode, although I think they're keeping the option open to have "Jimmy" show up on the porch again about episode 3 or 4 of season 4. He'll show up just as Fiona is hanging with the boss.

My predictions: Lip does go to MIT.
Ian is of course, in the Army. Watch Mickey show up at camp.

Frank does, semi - usually - sober up. We've seen Frank lower the narcissism a touch for the first time.

Kev and V bring home the baby. Complications with Mom ensue. Maybe she doesn't want to give up the kid.

Can't wait for season 4!

Use Tivo with O/S Security Cameras

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 23:08
How would I hook up two security cameras to a Tivo Series One DVR? Would I be able to put in a large HDD and record continuously?

Transfer speed tests: 802.11ac

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 20:35
I just installed a wireless 802.11ac bridge setup to two Tivos. I used two Netgear R6300 routers, one in access point mode and one in bridge mode. Connected to the bridge are a Tivo Premiere 4 and a Tivo Series 2. Additionally, I have a separate Tivo Series 2 connected via a Tivo wireless 802.11g adapter.

It all works great. Thought the performance numbers would be of general interest:

Premiere to PC: a bit over 27Mbps
Series 2 to PC (via bridge): about 10Mpbs
Series 2 to PC (via Tivo adapter): 8.5Mbps

All numbers derived by performing a kmttg transfer. The two Series 2 transfers are probably not directly comparable since the first one used 5Ghz
transfers while the second one used 2.4Ghz transfers, and I'm sure I have more interference from neighbors in 2.4Ghz range.

Unfortunately, I didn't think to test the performance of the Premiere over the 802.11n Tivo adapter it used to use before I installed the bridge.

Comments on these numbers relative to what others of you are seeing would be welcomed.

Clear and delete stuck

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 18:44
We have a Premier XL and after dealing with some of the issues with HD space (discussed here http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=504897) and after searching around, we went ahead with a Clear and Delete hoping that it would get things back to some kind of normal. We started the Clear and Delete a little over 24hrs ago and it's still on the "Clearing and deleting everything... This may take up to an hour" screen. Searching around, I've seen people say that it could take over night but this is about 24hrs later. So I'm curious, will it mess the TiVo up horribly (though, at this point, I'm not sure how much worse it can get) if I just unplug it? Has anyone else (reading this message now; I know that this has happened to others) gotten stuck here? What did you do to get past it?

One thing to note, before we ran the "Clear and Delete", we deleted all the programs on the "My Shows" page. So that was some legwork that the TiVo did not have to go through.

thnx,
Christoph

Remote Tivo Login

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 13:33
So what's this? I did a seach in Bing for Tivo apps and bing spit this at me. It's an RSA token login for Tivo, I'm assuming for Corporate or at-home users. Anyone know what this is?

https://remote.tivo.com

https://connect.tivo.com

Ideas (HBO go, smart recording)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 13:16
- add HBO GO
- allow users to disable the channel lineup change pop ups
- smart tuner recording
--- if I have 4 tivo premiers I should be able to just say record this show and it records it on whatever tuner is available
--- show me all my recording from all tivos in one group
--- basically make it a mesh network of tuners and recordings
- add more commercial based recording options (commercial for new show - allow us to record show from commercial)
- no ads. We pay a lot of money. I don't want to buy bounty.
- more two way feedback from tivos for control systems (mainly guide data)
- better overlap protection - record the entire show!! Don't clip the last 2 minutes.

TiVo mini w Verizon fios actiontec router

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:53
We've been having issues getting minis working on this network.
They see the premier 4's fine but can't connect to them. During setup when they show potential tuners they are shown with red do not enters on them.

We tried moca and gigabit Ethernet. No luck.

This is the response we got from tivo.
"The modem/router you have been provided by Verizon, the Actiontec M1424WR, does not work with Bonjour services with its default settings. Bonjour services are required for network discovery between TiVos. Please contact Verizon and/or Actiontec for additional assistance troubleshooting the modem/router. We apologize for the inconvenience."

We also tried an AirPort Extreme with double Nat. That should have taken care of the bonjour issue but did not.

When setting up the minis we initially had them on a tivo account with 13 total devices (shared with clients summer home in New Jersey which is xfinity comcast).

The first tech said it was a device count issue and max for streaming per account is 10 so we moved our 5 fios boxes to a new account.

The tivo minis mention xfinity during setup which we think might be an issue.
I noticed another thread mentioning xfinity issues and that after 30 days tivo finally realized that was the issue and resolved it.

I hope we get resolved as well but I'm hoping for the next day or two.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Graceland "Graceland" S1 E1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 12:09
New USA show. Watched it last night looking for Serinda Swan ( Breakout Kings) but she wasn't listed. Depending on what site you visit, she is a series regular and credited in every episode, or she is recurring and on 3 episodes.

Good summer show.

analog tuner

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 10:34
I have two security camera that feeds thru an RF modulator into my Premiere (antenna input). Until a few days ago, it worked flawlessly. Now when I try to tune those analog channels (4 and 14, if that matters), I get "Searching for signal on this %s channel..."

Any ideas?
Thanks!

In The Flesh: BBC Mini-Series

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/08/2013 - 01:22
Shaking my head after watching the first episode finally being aired in the US. It was really well done balancing humor, drama, and character study.


Just 3 episodes? I'm thinking I'll be pleased with the series but wanting for more. It is a nice undead lead into WWZ this summer in any case.

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