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Boost Wireless Adaptor

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 17:41
Hi All..i recently cancelled my internet supply to my home and had TiVo hard wired into the router. I now connect all my devices through a boost web wifi 3G. All my phones, lap tops and ipads connect but TiVo will not connect. It can see it and shows a strong signal (83%). I have a TiVo wireless adaptor that works fine. Can anyone advise me if I am doing something wrong?

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TiVo Premiere Rebooting noise

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 17:01
Happy Holiday's all.

When my TiVo reboots (Firmware, etc) it gets extremely loud. The fan sounds like it is racing so fast. This usually lasts a few minutes then it quiets down. I have no problems with the unit at all.

One rep says this is normal, and another said it is not normal. I have the extended warranty on this and they wanted to do an exchange for a refurbished unit which would then knock my warranty down to just a 90 days on the refurbished.

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/17

TiVo Blog - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:50
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM As Christmas nears, Barney considers proposing to Patrice. Ted debates whether or not to tell Robin. Meanwhile, a Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion takes place when Marshall and Lily run into an acquaintance from college played by Alyson Hannigan’s former Buffy castmate, Seth Green. Peter Gallagher also guest stars as Ted’s former architecture professor. HIMYM and Buffy fans alike won’t want to miss this special one-hour holiday episode.   TUESDAY – The Voice Live Finale – NBC – 9PM Continue Reading

Any hi-rez pics inside the XL4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:18
Someone posted really great pictures for the Premiere XL that identify all the chips, and I was wondering if anyone had pulled the cover off an XL4 and done the same yet?

Thanks.

Reading PA 12/24/12 11:35 PM CBS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:17
set your tivos and join in celebrating the hope!

http://odysseynetworks.org/OneChristmasStory

Like so many of America’s once bustling industrial centers, Reading, PA, has been on a downward spiral for decades. The city has lost factories, jobs and population. The latest economic recession amplified its burdens. Something that Reading has never lost, however, is hope—hope and an abiding belief in the power of community. ONE CHRISTMAS STORY: PEOPLE RICH IN SPIRIT, a new production from Odyssey Networks, takes viewers to the heart of this small American city for a celebration that reflects the true meaning of the holiday season—hope and caring. CBS will air the one-hour program, without commercials, starting at 11:35 PM on Christmas Eve.

Premier Elite and Comcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:53
Sorry - trying to find the right area to post.

Last two months Comcast is dropping HD channels at random. Couple days later, the channels reappear. Comcast claims we cant get HD on our TIVO Premier Elite with M-card. - yet we have been getting it all year. I'm wondering if Comcast in North GA. is now trying to use SDV - and we dont have a tuning adaptor or box of any kind. The dropped channels are still available in SD. Sometimes the DVR diag. screen shows signal levels at 93 - and other values also OK - yet screen is blank. Other times, DVR diag. show blank values and Current Tuning State = Not Tuned: Wrong Card State.

No one at Comcast seems to know anything at all. Again, could it be Comcast is now trying to use SDV in North Georgia. Anyone know?

The Mob Doctor burning off new episodes on Saturdays

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:52
With three episodes of The Mob Doctor left, and only four Mondays left in which to air them - two of which are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve - Fox has decided to burn off episodes 11 and 12 on Saturday nights (12/29 and 1/5) at 9 PM, in place of "Fox's repeat of the week" (which I think is currently Masterchef), and the finale on Monday 1/7. (Fox is airing marathons of its four Tuesday comedies during Christmas week, and a repeat will air on 12/31.)

A 2-hour Bones airs on 1/14, and The Following premieres in the Monday 9:00 time slot on 1/21.

S3 - noisy hard drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:51
I have a lifetime S3 that has an upgraded 1TB drive that I bought about 6 months ago, formatted from an eBay seller.

I just moved the unit from our home gym to the master bedroom and it gets REALLY noisy within a few hours of every re-boot. Not grinding, more like clunking - so I expect it's head seek noise. It's far too noisy to sleep in the same room with it.

The seller I bought the drive from doesn't respond to emails and doesn't seem to sell drives any more. Grrrr.

Anyway, do I have any alternatives other than to replace this drive AGAIN? This would be the third drive replacement on this unit (first was a $149 "out of warranty repair" directly with TiVo) - lifetime is starting to get pretty expensive.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Comcast - SDV - Premier Elite

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:59
Last two months Comcast is dropping HD channels at random. Couple days later, the channels reappear. Comcast claims we cant get HD on our TIVO Premier Elite with M-card. - yet we have been getting it all year. I'm wondering if Comcast in North GA. is now trying to use SDV - and we dont have a tuning adaptor or box of any kind. The dropped channels are still available in SD. Sometimes the DVR diag. screen shows signal levels at 93 - and other values also OK - yet screen is blank. Other times, DVR diag. show blank values and Current Tuning State = Not Tuned: Wrong Card State.

No one at Comcast seems to know anything at all. Again, could it be Comcast is now trying to use SDV in North Georgia. Anyone know?

Used TiVo with active subscription

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:11
OK, so here's a little morality play for you. A friend of mine recently picked up a used Humax TiVo / DVD combo unit to put in his kids' room. He took it home, did a Clear and Delete All, ran Guided Setup, and it's working perfectly.

Too perfectly, in fact - it seems that it still has an active subscription! He initially assumed that the service would expire within a month, but it's continued for several months now.

He bought the unit from his local Goodwill store, so there is no way for him to directly contact the previous owner, nor does there appear to be any way to tell if it's on a 12-month prepay or if the PO is unwittingly continuing to pay on a monthly basis.

I've suggested to him that he should call TiVo and explain the situation to them, but he sees this as a fortuitous freebie and is loathe to lose it.

What do y'all think he should do? What would you do if you were in his situation, or mine for that matter?

TiVo HD with 1TB and Lifetime Service (SF Bay Area)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 09:32
Hope it's OK to post a craigslist listing (for those of you in the SF Bay Area who may be interested). I'm planning to move it onto eBay (or Amazon) later this week.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ele/3482115375.html

save recorded programs ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 08:19
I have in the past restored a non booting drive. Apparently the drive was not completely bad, but good enough to re-rwite the operating system & boot. I am now in the same situation but wanting to save the data, any way to re-write the o/s & save the data?

Any way to put things in a new folder in "my shows"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 12/17/2012 - 08:08
not sure the right place to ask this and sorry if it is a dumb question but is there a way you could create a new folder and place recordings in that folder to make browsing through your shows list easier?

Homeland S02E02 "The Choice" 12/16/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 23:38
Sooooo.. That happened. No thread yet, figure I'd make one.

So Carrie thinks she can just come back after helping him flee?

Dexter S07E12 "Surprise, Motherfckr!" 2012-Dec-16

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 23:36
Well, at first I thought I was wrong about Deb dosing herself with the Xanax, since Hannah sort of admitted it to Dexter. But then when Deb told Hannah, "confess what you've done" and Hannah responded, "I will if you will" and then "all that Xanax, my how you must have trouble sleeping at night". That sounds like Hannah saying she suspects that Deb did it to herself. But Hannah could just have meant that Deb had a big bottle of Xanax that came in handy when Hannah dosed her. But the part about Deb needing to confess what she has done fits better with Deb dosing herself rather than with Deb knowing Dexter is a killer and not turning him in. I guess I now have no idea who did it.

The part about the warrants to "track the GPS" on Dexter and Deb's phone was hard to believe. I have never heard that the cell phone companies keep records of everywhere that the cell phones have been. Sure, they can probably locate a powered-on cell phone NOW if they needed to, but to keep complete records of everywhere someone has been? I don't think so. I could accept that it is routine for police to wear something that allows their position to be tracked (and have something in their car), but that does not apply here since (1) no warrant would be needed and (2) Dexter would definitely not have anything like that (not sure about Deb).

That was a highly unsatisfying way to end the season. Dexter's plan for LaGuerta was okay (although he should have stabbed Estrada with something like an icepick), except that she had to be shot with Estrada's gun. Now that LaGuerta was shot with Deb's gun, that plan is...well...shot to hell. It would hardly be credible for Deb to claim that she found LaGuerta just after she shot Estrada and then when LaGuerta began to point her gun at Deb, then Deb shot LaGuerta. Since that story cannot work, the only thing I can think of is that both bodies need to disappear in Dexter's usual manner. Except that takes time, and we saw Dexter and Deb returning to the party at a not unreasonable hour. And when LaGuerta disappears, with her car known to have been at the port, and Deb having just called in for that information, and the conflict between LaGuerta and Dexter....LaGuerta's disappearance bodes ill for the Morgans.

On second thought, maybe Deb could claim exactly what I just wrote. The story could be that LaGuerta was obsessed and wanted to frame Dexter for killing Estrada, so she shot Estrada just as Deb came in, and Deb shot LaGuerta in self-defense.

Survivor Finale & Reunion show 12/16/12 SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 23:33
Can't believe I'm the first to post about the show? Does anyone care anymore? :p

I thought it was a decent finale. Not too exciting, but entertaining. I would have been content with any of the final 4 winning, but was rooting for Malcolm.

Looking forward to next season already.

Limit on TiVo HD Upgrades

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:20
Is there a limit on how many Lifetime transfers you can do to a new Premiere as an existing TiVo customer? I tried to do my 2nd today, and the TiVo rep said is was limited to one per customer.

WeaKnees offer to recycle old TiVo boxes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 19:05
I got an advert from WeaKnees that had information about their buyback program for old TiVo boxes that have lifetime service. That piqued my interest, since I have several Series2 boxes lying around, but I am worrying about inadvertently giving up a box that qualifies me for a future multi-user discount (such as a discount on lifetime). It is not entirely clear for me which of my "lifetime" boxes are qualifying me for future multi-user discounts, and which are not since they themselves were bought at a discount.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Next Gen TiVo Remote To Feature Audible Alerts

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 18:16
TiVo’s soliciting feedback on the various ways they might implement sound within their next generation remote control. Of course, the obvious usage scenario is being able trigger an audible alarm when you’ve misplaced that iconic peanut under a couch cushion. But TiVo’s applied for some pretty crazy patents over the years, including the one for [...]

5 Geeky Gifts Under $50

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:42
As the clock winds down on holiday shopping, here are a few more gift ideas for the geek in your life. And if your loved ones don’t like them, they can always take the return money and buy the latest whiz bang thing after CES in January. (Dave and I are both going, by the way.) [...]

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