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TiVo Blog - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:00
Your TiVo loves you. It cares for you. It wants to get to know you on a deeper level, accommodate your needs and make your life easier. You can help your TiVo better understand your viewing likes and dislikes by rating shows on a scale from three thumbs up to three thumbs down! Open the suggestions folder and use the skip to bottom trick to get to the bottom of the list, where you’ll find an option called “Improve Suggestions”. Select this folder and vote on how much you like Continue Reading

A World Without CableCARD

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:38

The CEA, TiVo and Public Knowledge continue to hammer the FCC, due to the government agency’s bungled Charter waiver, and appeal to the body that “its regulations be reinstated.” Some choice quotes: By misreading the law, the FCC took away your ability to buy alternative set-top boxes like Tivo and Smart TVs. We think that’s wrong. (Public Knowledge) [...]

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KMTTG - REMOTE error NPL

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 06:13
non-fatal error, but it keeps appearing from time to time when I refresh, only one of my TiVo's. Mostly the first time?

Code: >> RUNNING 'REMOTE NP List' JOB FOR TiVo: DVR HD Living Rm
RemoteInit - (IP=192.168.2.189, port=1413): Connection timed out: connect
REMOTE job completed: 0:00:27
---DONE--- job='REMOTE NP List' TiVo=DVR HD Living Rm I always seem to get a full NPL however....

Little known facts about setup that most Tivo support personnel don't know

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 05:40
Mike's review linked below summarized some interesting info on a 'zero-tuner' Mini set-up...
  • Set-up requires allocation of a live tuner followed by deallocation
  • The Premiere 4/XL4 doesn't have MoCA enabled by default
  • The Premiere 4/XL4 can stream recorded programs to three different Mini's and still be recording four programs at the same time

http://www.amazon.com/review/RFODK4LKO8RA8

My Tivo Premiere -- Loosing Faith

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 05:25
I bought the premiere 2 years ago on the $0 down or maybe it was $19.99 don't remember.

I have been a avid Tivo user and supporter since October 2006.

However Im loosing much faith in Tivo lately and I just need to put it out there.

Tivo needs to step up their game considerably, fact the HD interface is slow argue the point or not IT IS slow. There is simply no reason for this to happen Tivo says its alot of information transferring.. well not really for a dual core CPU plus its simply not that graphic intensive in the first place.

The remote with my new premiere didnt work at all but They replaced it 2 weeks later and has now faded and all the keys are unreadable now, my original Tivo Romote... still looks fine (cheap build)

Now Netflix is acting up I can barely watch anything without a screen freeze lack of response on buttons etc.

Cable company's are catching up with features, Dish and DirecTV already arguably have a better system in place or will so in a few more versions.

Tivo if you are making another device soon, please for gods sake consider my suggestions:

1. Radio signal based remote STANDARD (its cheap roku does it for under $60 box) no more pressing buttons 10 times for tivo to catch it.

2. Fix the damn interface NO more excuses you have had at least 4 years to address this.

3. No more useless channels (I guess this is more of my opinon) but we want Amazon Prime not AOL garbage that doesnt work or MLB.tv

Wish List or WTF list.

1. Steam box.. Extra charge... ridiculous $5 ... but still come on Tivo you are already charging me $15 for a TV guide.

Tivo I would hate to see you go out of business and I dont think it will be anytime soon.... but if you keep up with these low standards its going to be a rough road.

**Thats all I have to say, feel free to flame or comment***

KMTTG - can't install service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 04:43
I'm attempting to setup 'auto_transfer' I created an entry ... then tried to install & start the service via the pull down and I get the following..

Code: [SC] StartService: OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

kmttg service has not been installed
There was a problem installing kmttg service
[SC] OpenSCManager FAILED 5:

Access is denied.

There was a problem installing kmttg service
[SC] OpenSCManager FAILED 5:

Access is denied. I can't see any documentation to install manually.

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 01:48
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Tivo and Comcast channels not syncing up since updates

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 01:16
So while I was out of town over the last week or so Tivo and Comcast conspired to screw up the channel's.. Channels have been moved around and not all the guide information is correct any more.. I have tried going through the guided setup twice now to make sure the info is correct but channel names don't match what is actually on some channels which is wreaking havoc with my season passes because they think they are recording one thing but end up recording something else completely different. The two main channels I have noticed this on so far are HBOHD which is actually HBOPDH and AMCHD which is apparently some kids channel now??

WTH Tivo/Comcast???

has anyone else noticed this?? is there something I can do to get everything back to normal??

P.S. The NetFlix implementation on the Tivo is HORRID!!!

Phil

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Having trouble with Moca Adapter? Go wireless.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 21:25
I have been struggling with Moca Adapter for about two months. Tried two different adapters. No luck. Can't hook ethernet because of location of Premier 4 (Host). Wiring Cat5 or 6 was cost prohibitive.

Talked to Tivo, they said I could not go wirelessly because I am creating whole home with 2 Mini's.

After much trial, figured that was my only chance. Talked with Apple Genius (my network uses Airport Extreme as wireless router). He suggested that what I had in mind should work -- it did. Here it is:

Use a wireless extender with LAN out to hook up to P4. Create a Moca network (P4 is a bridge so no adapter needed), hook Mini's up to Coax.

Just as fast and clear as direct ethernet connection.

Passing a TiVo HD on

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 18:57
I am planning to pass my TiVo HD on to my son and his wife. I am getting another Premiere. I want to first copy the content from the HD to my new Premiere. I have a complete series (just 7 or 8 episodes) that my son never saw.

According to instructions from TiVo I should wipe the HD before passing it on.

I know I have to cancel my service contract before passing the HD on, but...

Is there a way to clear my contract info and leave the programming for my son, or is this not allowed?

Thanks,

Andy D

TiVo Petitions FCC to Insure Consumer Access to CableCARD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:59
http://www.multichannel.com/distribu...its-dvr/144432

Tivo has petitioned the FCC to guarantee that cable customers can continue to use retail set-top boxes with CableCARDS.

That follows a court decision in which EchoStar won its challenge to FCC rules on the ability to record TV programming. The issue was not CableCARDS, but it raised questions about cable obligations to support consumer access to the cards, according to Tivo, which it wants the FCC to clear up since those CableCARDS also allow access to TiVo recording devices.

The actual 31 page filing can be read here --> http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520930889

At the Cable Show in Washington last month, FCC Media Bureau Chief Bill Lake said that one of the "sleeper" issues at the FCC, or more like one that had him tossing and turning in bed, was where to go with navigation devices after the courts essentially threw out the CableCard rules while preserving the integration ban. The question of what downloadable security should be included in navigation devices remains, he said.

Recorded with absolutely no sound at all.. what happened?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:38
This past Sunday our TiVo recorded an episode of "Next Foodnetwork Star". However, when we went to watch it, it had absolutely no sound whatsoever :( On the alternate channel, a different show recorded just fine.. sound and all.

I can't remember this happening before. Can anyone tell me what might have caused this? :confused:

Using Hauppauge HD PVR 2 with Premiere XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 15:52
I'm attempting to use the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 with the XL4 and am not getting a component output signal from the XL4. My understanding from other posts that it's possible to have simultaneous HDMI and component output from the XL4. Is there some setting on the TiVo that I need to change? The TiVo is set to output all formats from 480i to 1080p.

My XL4 is connected directly to a Sony TV via HDMI and it's working fine. Its HDMI output is not going through the PVR 2. I suspect that the component output is missing though.

It's not a problem with the HD PVR 2 or its capture software because that works great if I connect the PVR 2 to component output on a different device.

Anyone got a set up like this?

FiOs Multi-TiVo Sharing HD content

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 14:23
All

I am in Northern Virginia (Round Hill), I have 2 TiVo HD and 1 TiVo Premier on ComCast with all the needed networking and Cable Cards....

I can record HD content (excluding Pay / Premier content like HBO / ShowTime) and watch it on another TiVo. Though I think this is a basic value of multiple TiVo, what I do is

1) Record ABC in HD or FXHD or SciFi on the Premier
2) I go to either of the TiVo HD and watch the content that was recorded.

Comcast flags the HBO / ShowTime as copy protected and can not be moved (as above).

If I am thinking of switching to FiOs, how do I verify that I can move HD (non-Premium Content) around and not loose functions? Does anyone do this on FiOS, or know their policy?

Tivo owns 6.5% of streaming boxes market?!?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 13:52
really? seems high. the article is not about tivo specifically so there are no facts about it, but there is this chart.

http://gigaom.com/2013/07/16/apple-tv-roku-sales-stats/




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now, lets speculate....

Netflix streams default to subtitle ON

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:33
Don't know if this was started with a recent update as we only started heavily streaming once the kids got out of school.

Netflix streams on our Tivo Elite are all starting with English subtitles defaulted ON. Every episode of movie has to be switched to OFF manually.

I've read somewhere that if you watch a stream for 5-10 mins, Netflix will "remember" and update your preferences. That hasnt worked for weeks. Every episode or movie has to be changed.

any suggestions on how to change this preference and make it permanent?

Streambaby and metadata

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:59
I am using the latest version of streambaby, and am using metagenerator3. I create the metadata, and it locks up the tivo when it try to play the VOB file with metadata. All my VOB files play fine if they dont have the data. Below is what the command window says when I try to play a video file with metadata. It hangs up on the last part. Any suggestions on how to fix it?



Initializing StreamBaby v20120828-2030...
07/16/13 11:54:04 FFmpegJavaVideoModule: Unable to load FFmpeg native libraries
07/16/13 11:54:05 Listener: added factory
07/16/13 11:54:05 Main: streambaby ready & listening.
log after close : initContext version=49
07/16/13 11:54:18 Factory: HME receiver connected
java.lang.IncompatibleClassChangeError: Found interface sun.font.FontManager, bu
t class was expected
at org.lobobrowser.util.gui.FontFactory.createFont(FontFactory. java:210)

at org.lobobrowser.util.gui.FontFactory.createFont_Impl(FontFac tory.java
:180)
at org.lobobrowser.util.gui.FontFactory.createFont(FontFactory. java:127)

at org.lobobrowser.util.gui.FontFactory.getFont(FontFactory.jav a:98)
at org.lobobrowser.html.style.StyleSheetRenderState.<clinit>(St yleSheetR
enderState.java:43)
at org.lobobrowser.html.domimpl.NodeImpl.<clinit>(NodeImpl.java :39)
at org.lobobrowser.html.parser.DocumentBuilderImpl.createDocume nt(Docume
ntBuilderImpl.java:143)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.html.cobra.CobraRenderer.getImages(Co braRender
er.java:119)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.MetaDataViewer.getView(Met aDataView
er.java:86)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.PlayScreen.render(PlayScre en.java:8
4)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.ButtonScreen.timerRender(B uttonScre
en.java:98)
at com.unwiredappeal.tivo.streambaby.ButtonScreen.tick(ButtonSc reen.java
:88)
at com.tivo.hme.sdk.util.Ticker.run(Ticker.java:143)

Hughes SD-DVR40 hard drive issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:58
Please bear with me as I go through a somewhat complex set of troubleshooting and the eventual results ...

My Hughes SD-DVR40 (with WD Caviar Blue 250gb replacement [IDE] hard drive) started having problems in the spring -- many recorded programs would play with almost unwatchable pixelation, pauses, etc. The unit would also periodically reboot (but always come back up). Then about two weeks ago it failed to boot (stuck at the "Powering Up" screen). I figured the hard drive (which replaced the original 40gb drive in 2011) was bad. I had a spare WD10EARS 1tb SATA drive that I I had not been using and decided to try that. Ordered a cheap SATA to IDE adapter ($6.95) from Amazon. Then I used dd_rescue to copy the 250gb drive to the 1tb SATA drive (under linux). Strange that I got no errors. I also ran the Western Digital DOS-based diagnostics (from a USB thumb drive) on the supposedly bad disk and got zero errors on both the short and long tests. Hmmm. Also used the WD program to turn off idle parking (wdidle3) on the WD10EARS 1tb drive.

Next my problems compounded after putting the 1tb drive in the dvr40 when it would not even display the "Powering Up" screen and no front panel lights at all. Thinking that maybe something was wrong with the SATA/IDE adapter I put the original IDE 250gb drive back in. Same problem -- no power. Sure looked like a power supply issue now. So I went on ebay and bought a used dvr40 and then swapped in the power supply from the ebay dvr40. Since the original 250gb drive had no errors on the WD diagnostic tests I left it in. Now the dvr40 powered on and went to the "Powering Up" screen (green light lit), but did not get past that. Oh well. Next step: put in the 1tb drive (with SATA/IDE adapter) and tried that. Bingo! Worked perfectly -- all my recorded programs and season passes still there. The nice thing about the $6.95 SATA/IDE adapter is that it has a drive activity LED that you can watch with the dvr cover off -- it pretty much is constantly flashing (even when no programs are being recorded). No wonder Tivo disk drives fail so frequently -- they are active 24 by 7.

So my question: how is it possible that a disk drive can pass all diagnostic tests but still fail to boot? The obvious answer would be corruption on the disk. But in my case we can rule that out since I had used dd_rescue to make an exact block by block copy of the original drive. I'm stumped.

Ray Donovan S1 thread *Spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/16/2013 - 09:43
Seeing as we only had a episode 1 thread and not one for 2 or 3 I think a whole season will suffice.

I really like this show so far. The characters are deep and complex and Ray is just a great character.

His support staff is mysterious as well, what is up with the chick? Is she a lesbian? The Russian guy is just a complete bad ass and liked when Ray tried to punch him and he just turned it around on him. Good to have a guy like that on your side.

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