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Valid way to repair a Tivo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:55
Tivo Tech guys..

I have three Tivo Premieres 746320, two with lifetime, one with subscription. I'm very much a tech guy, so no worries on that end.

One of the three Tivo went out. Unfortunately one of the lifetime units. I believe the 320G disk drive went out so the unit is stuck on the Welcome screen with a green LED when powered up. (I assume it cannot load its program from the disk drive.) Tivo wants $349 to exchange so that's not going to work. Before the failure the three units were at similar sofware version numbers.

So....Assuming the HDD is bad, how can I go about replacing/repairing it? I have lots of 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB Seagate SATA disks laying around.

Can I use one of the other Premieres to clone an existing HDD from a good Tivo using jmfs then install it onto the failed Tivo?
Will this even work?
Do I need to run Clear and Delete?
Do I need to run any Kickstarts?
Is there any place to download (for free) a image without messing with the other Tivos?

Largest eSATA Expansion Drive Supported

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:15
Hello -

Quick / easy question (hopefully)...

What is the largest capacity drive you can install in an eSATA enclosure, attach to a Roamio Pro and have it auto-configure?

I know the 1TB WD DVR Expander is the largest "official" drive that TiVo supports but was wondering if there was an opportunity to go the unsupported route with a 2TB or 3TB expansion drive for extra capacity and still have the auto-configure feature work?

Not looking to get into a hacking/WinMFS/manual "marrying" type of situation like was prevalent on earlier models.


Help with best setup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:34
I have just joined the Tivo world the other day! I'm quite pleased thus far.

However, now that I'm 'expanding' (and eliminating cable boxes) I have a question in regards to the best approach.

Right now I have the following:

1 Roamio Plus
3 Mini's

(4 tv's to be hooked up)

I'm worried about tuner capacity if all televisions are being 'watched' live.

Should I invest in another Roamio (basic?) to replace one of the mini's? And, if so, does it have the capability of 'sharing' recordings with the Plus?

What are your suggestions?

Out of Home Streaming Technical Architecture

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:31
Has anyone discovered and/or described the technical architecture behind out of home streaming?

It appears to be firewall friendly and doesn't require opening ports for connectivity to be initiated from the destination device, so I'm wondering if every TiVo and/or Stream now has a constant open connection that allows instantaneous connectivity between an out-of-home device and the TiVo. Perhaps some type of long polling architecture is being used?

Season Pass for the Today Show - Only Want to Record the 1st Showing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:48
The Today Show on NBC is listed as 3 shows: 7am-9am, 9am-10am, and 10am-11am.

I only want to record the first showing (7am-9am). Is there any way in the Season Pass options to do this?

I know in Windows Media Center, you can do this selecting the start time of the show. I could not find any options in the Season Pass Manager.

Chromecast Update Arrives, Vevo & Plex Streaming In Tow

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 07:17

Chromcast update 14651 has arrived. And, with it, a refreshed TV home screen that does away with the WiFi signal strength meter. Under the hood, we find the requisite bug fixes plus an enhanced SDK to support new curated partners and their apps. Of the 10 new streaming partners, you need only concern yourself with [...]

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Fast n Loud - Smokey & the Bandit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 12/11/2013 - 05:00
Tacky, predictable, over the top, bad acting, produced...and I loved every minute of it. The sheriff was a riot. Burt Reynolds is still awesome.

Wishlist - Multiple Categories?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 23:23
Is there any way to use multiple categories in a wishlist?

It'd be great if TiVo would add channels, mpaa ratings, o wishlists as well.

Streaming Stops just before end

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 22:29
I've had the same issue since I started streaming with my Roamio Plus, when I stream a recorded show from the Roamio to my iPad, the show stops 1 to 2 minutes before the end of the recording. I know there is more time left if I go check the recording on the TiVo, I can watch the last minute.
Anyone else had this happen?

I'm stuck on Getting Program Info on my Series 2...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 20:57
I'm stuck on "Getting Program Info" while setting up my newly inherited Series 2.

It stays on "Preparing" for a long time and then connects, but it times out on "Getting Info".

I already tried a "Kick Start" and now it gets this far, but I'm stuck here.

Betts4 sent me here to see if anyone could help, she already talked about this on HH earlier.

I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can provide!

Thanks in advance!!!!

Location of record for this site.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:55
I have decided it is time for a official complaint where is the location of record of this site owner?

Tim S.

Update to Netflix??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:20
TiVo Margret Schmidt (@tivodesign)
12/9/13, 3:04 PM
#TiVo Premiere customers who love #Netflix - today is a good day to get on the list for the next update: tivo.com/priority

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Bonnie and Clyde (2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:42
Anyone watch the mini series? I just heard about it yesterday so I missed the first part. I heard the ratings were good so hoping to hear how some of the members liked it.

I'll find it somehow and watch eventually.

Bonnie & Clyde – Top Moments

TiVo Blog - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:33
The glamour and lore that surrounds Bonnie and Clyde lives on in American households today as 9.8 million viewers tuned in to the A&E Network mini-series. The bank robbing duo were shown through three channels; History, A&E, and Lifetime. The special premiered Sunday night and concluded on Monday in two separate two-hour episodes. Any and all TV critics will find something to appease their expectations, whether they’re in it to be swept up in the romance story or staying glued to the set to see the high-anxiety robberies. Here are Continue Reading


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 18:15
I thought it would be awful was surprised the pilot was great next episode very good.

FX and Thor

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 16:23
I just noticed that Thor was going to be on FX tonight at 7:30 est 12/10/13 I been waiting to see this for 2 years and I was wondering why it never showed on HBO, Showtime or Starz.
My DVD player died so I never rented it. Is it as good as they say?

Roamio & TWC Activation Smooth Sailing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:56
I just thought I would praise TWC, since most of the stories are horror. One call no glitches all 6 tuners activated, everything works perfect.

I called 866-606-5889 and spoke to Patrick.

My first 2 Tivo's required multiple visits.

Kids shows on Roamio-help me convince the wife

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 15:45
First time poster here. I have Fios and am seriously thinking about getting the Roamio as Fios' DVR is behind the times.

The challenge I'm having is getting the dreaded buy-in from my wife. It's primarily due to the kids' on demand programming. My kids are used to Fios on-demand and she is concerned we won't have the same amount of choices with Tivo (since VOD isn't available with Fios when you have Tivo).

I know I can just record a lot of kid's shows but what about streaming on the Roamio? Admittedly we don't stream much now (primarily due to the fact that I have trouble with a wireless stream from my router to the blu ray player). From a little research I've done it seems Moca will correct my wireless streaming issues as I'll have a wired connection (please correct me if I'm wrong). Assuming that's the case, what is available via the Roamio's apps/channels? I'm not going to pay for more TV so Netflix isn't an option. What kids programming is available for free via Roamio's apps (youtube?)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Almost Human S01E05 "Blood Brothers" 9 Dec 2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:47
OK, maybe I don't understand the future justice system, but how is it that at the end, everyone seems certain that the guy will be convicted?

It's been firmly established that he has a bunch of identical-looking clones running around. What use is an eyewitness account? Maybe one of the clones killed the guy.

Mob City S01E01-2 "A Guy Walks into a Bar"/"Reason to Kill a Man" 12/04/13 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:00

Yeah! That's the ticket.
I love the snappy 1930s dialog.
"You don't look to be in mourning."
"You want me to cry here?"

"Am I in the clear?"


I watched in SD on VoD. It was really tough keeping track of which mug was which.

I gather that the guys who went to meet Hecky were Mickey's guys and one of them hit the guys in the restaurant. (Why?)

They make Mickey Cohen look like a goof. He was very dangerous and ruthless in Gangster Squad.

Who were the two guys in the church? The hit man and the second hit man hiding and watching?

I also lost track of which goon was Joe's the cop's old Marine buddy.

Being that we've seen Neal as a really bad guy before, I was wondering if Chief Boyscout was really corrupt.

I need to watch again in HD.


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