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Comcast X1 vs Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 09:06
Has anyone used the 'new' (to my area) comcast x1 dvr? i'm wondering how it compares to tivo and if it may be worth changing from using a tivo premier to the x1

Vizio 5.1 Soundbar: Best Bang For Your Audio Buck?

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 08:50

Since dismantling our projector-based home theater in 2005 and embracing something of a nomadic lifestyle, we’ve been sadly lacking in the surround sound department. But, having recently purchased a new home (and new television), we’re finally ready to get a bit more serious with our audio. Yet, I wasn’t motivated to recreate the elaborate config [...]

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The fate of TiVo in Australia

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 07:23

Does anyone know the fate of TiVo in Australia?

I have recently been in contact with TiVo support in Australia as I have had my TiVo for over 4 years and want to get the latest model. Their response was ...

"The TiVo Media Device is no longer available for purchase in Australia. However, Hybrid Television Services remains the licensed provider of the TiVo Service in Australia and confirm their continued support of TiVo customers. The business remains committed to supporting the TiVo brand in Australia and providing the TiVo service including TiVo EPG, TiVo Genie, firmware updates, customer support, warranties and repairs."

I see that TiVo and Virgin Media are in Partnership in the UK and the new models in the US look awesome. What I would like to see is TiVo to release Australian version of their Premiere, mini and stream.

Please TiVo do not forget about Australia...


Help Needed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 07:09
My card has expired ,
I still get free to air channels ,and quality is exellant
But have error message wizzing round the screen
Is it possible to Remove the error message or do i have to buy a free view box
Thank you for looking

Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unknown - recording repeats

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/23/2013 - 01:25
Anyone having this issue? I'm on Comcast, Chicago. For the past few weeks, this show has been recording old shows a bunch (4 or 5 episodes) every Saturday night. The show airs Sunday nights. This is really annoying. :down:

Swapping cablecards

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 19:57
So, apparently the person at my local mediacom office gave me a cablecard that's paired with a set-top box. So on my account, I'm still being charged for the box, and not just a cablecard ($15 vs $2). I need to swap out the cablecard currently in my tivo for a new one (which i have) that's a standalone card.

My question is, is there anything special I have to do?

I'm assuming I need to power off TiVo, and do the swap, and go through guided setup again. Or at least the cablecard configuration.

Does anyone know?

TiVo HD temperature sensor location

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 16:47
Searching didn't seem to turn up this info, so I'm wondering if anybody knows where the temperature sensor is located in a TiVo HD unit.

When I woke up 6/21 the TiVo was endlessly rebooting. The temperature in the room was a few degrees higher than usual, so I lowered the room temperature and the TiVo agreed to start working again. It continued to work fine all day and night. The room temperature was allowed to rise a few degrees again overnight, and this morning the TiVo was failing again. Lowering the room temperature just a few degrees again got it out of its rebooting loop.

The TiVo is reporting an internal temperature 6-8 C higher than usual. Normally the temperature is 36-38 C, but now it's 44-45 C once it warms up. It seems to start rebooting once it goes over 46 C.

Cleaning out what little dust was inside made no difference. I already clean it at least twice a year with an ESD-safe vacuum. I also already had two extra fans in the unit (a small one on the heatsink on the motherboard, and a second 60mm fan in the front of the power supply since there are vent/intake holes there). The hard drive isn't the problem, it has been checked. There are no obviously bad capacitors on the power supply.

While I suspect the power supply is probably responsible for this situation, I am very suspicious of the increase in the detected internal temperature and would like to investigate it further. There's no way the air inside of the case should be 6-8 C higher than usual, so I'm guessing the sensor is failing, or something is running much hotter than usual, or maybe the heatsink on the motherboard isn't making good thermal contact anymore. If something specific is getting too hot, it's probably near the sensor since everything inside that I consider safe to touch while the TiVo is running feels normal.

Any help would be appreciated before I seriously consider tracking down a replacement power supply. :)

HD Content on Comcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 13:07
Ok, so in Philly, Comcast has moved alot of the channel lineup around, before for instance, channel 301 might have been HBO and Channel 310 might have been HBO HD. If you have one of their boxes, there is a little menu that pops up and prompts you to watch in HD if you want.

Before I was under the assumption that this went to another channel, actually it doesn't, it just converts to a HD stream instead. This shocked me because I actually thought Comcast was just being crappy and didn't have all the channels in HD.

Is there any default way to Comcast to just broadcast HD channels, or am I stuck essentially not getting all my HD premium channels because the TiVo box is unable to switch each channel from SD to HD.

Power Outage during Clear & Delete Everything

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 10:07
I had started a Clear & Delete Everything on my TiVo Series 2 when the power went out to my house. When it came back on the TiVo would not start, and flashes the red record light.

I assume I need to reload the system image. I have another TiVo Series 2 with a different size HDD. Can I make a backup of that system image and restore it to the damaged TiVo? Any other suggestions on where to get the system image and do this myself? Thanks.

I have come to hate my thr22

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 09:35
I guess the title says it all. I have had Tivo's since D* took them on. Never, repeat, never had any problems with them. I waited, and waited, to get the HD Tivo and last year I finally got it.
What a disappointment. I have had all the problems mentioned in this forum at one time or another. I am sick of it.

So...what to do? I am wondering about the HR44 if I could get it. Now I have one and only one tv in my house, and no plans to change that. Would the HR44 be overkill? What other unit should I try to get if that is the case?
And lastly I do have the lifetime DVR service so what extra fees for the HR44would I incur if that unit would be practical?

Thanks for any suggestions...

No guide data after 7:30 pm July 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 08:35
But my TiVo is connecting ok. Anyone else?
I should by now at least have through July 4 7:30 pm

Slate: Tivo Inferior to European DVRs

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/22/2013 - 06:09
You got to see this. No live padding in Europe. The DVRs know when shows actually start and actually end.

Quote: Why Do Americans Have the Worst DVRs?

Our digital recorders cut off the last minutes of sporting events and our favorite shows. That doesn’t happen in Europe.

www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2013/06/accurate_recording_the_one_amazing_feature_that_makes_europe an_dvrs_so_much.html No clipping either because broadcasters don't follow the scheduled times and try to make programs run together - starting them 30 seconds early or ending them 40 seconds late.

Key Points: European countries have an embedded signal saying what program is on. Tivo's can use that signal to start and end recordings on time. US networks don't want us to have this for some reason.

Streambaby stops working after Pytivo video push

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 20:27
I've had Streambaby working for several weeks on new computer until this evening.

It starts up as a service and is running. However, it sees the folder, sees the MP4 files fine.

Then when I attempt to play the file I get "please wait" until a V01 error (service unavailable) appears after several minutes.

I do have port 7290 open as TCP. This has worked fine for weeks until now.

Is the issue related to Pytivo push of videos? I am wondering if there could be a conflict between the 2 apps somehow?

Please help. Thanks.

ony SVR-2000 Tivo DVR w. LIFETIME + 200 HOUR Upgrade + cables + remote control

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:06
Sony SVR-2000 Tivo DVR with Lifetime Service. Upgraded hard drive to 200 hour capacity (199 hours 45 minutes). Remote control and cables (power, phone, composite, serial, IR, s-video) included.


Accurated/intuitive recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 18:33
Accurate/intuitive recording is Quote: Rather than forcing TV watchers to pad their recordings manually, broadcasters could send a signal to cable and satellite providers when a program begins and another when it ends. Your DVR would grab these signals, ensuring that it starts each recording when it should start and ends it when should end—not at some (often-wrong) scheduled time, but at the real time. (according to an article at Slate). The link was posted by a friend on Facebook. I think the author is correct - people would demand it if people knew that it existed or was an actual possibility. Now that I know that it exists, I'd love to have this available.

Dish network and the TiVo S4 Elite ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 17:39
Ok so we might be geting rid of our current cable provider and going to dish since we can save $80 - $90 a month for the same bundle we currently have with our cable provider. Well, here's my concern... while yes I can get their 6 tuner hopper, I would prefer not to if I can use my Elite. Even though I admit the extra two tuners could come in handy since I do have the occasional conflict, but still, I'd like to continue to use my Elite if I can with Dish.

Clock set on TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:24
I have an old single-tuner TiVo at my Dad's house that just records a couple of shows. He doesn't have internet and just dropped his landline phone. I don't mind setting manual records on it, but how do you keep the TiVo clock set?

The Voice – Danielle Bradbury’s First Car and More

TiVo Blog - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:27
Top Five Moments of The Voice and The Automobiles Owned by Fans of The Program. This week, America voted in this season’s winner of The Voice. Jam-packed with performances from music legends Bob Seger, Bruno Mars, Cher and more, the season finale was one not to miss. Up against Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel, Blake Shelton had some real competition, but the odds were in his favor with two contestants, The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbury, in the top three. Left in the hands of the fans to decide, the youngest Continue Reading

TiVo Stream constantly "overheats"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:12
The TiVo Stream is sitting on a table in the living room and nearly every time we try to use it to watch something (elsewhere in the house) on an iPad or iPhone, it gives the message that the Stream overheated.

So we have to go into the iPad app and restart the Stream before any viewing can begin. Then, usually a few minutes (sometimes a half hour) into the program text appears superimposed on the video saying "Finished" and the picture freezes.

When this happens the room is not even hot enough to turn on the A/C.
Is this a design flaw that we are just the last to learn about?

Frustrated in Boston...

Upgrading my Premier 4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/21/2013 - 14:50
What is the going recommendation for upgrading and supersizing the internal drive?

I'm seeing winmfs, MFS linux boot disc and jmfs. I've done the linux procedure on older TIVOs but the winmfs is appealing so that i can have a backup for the future. Any opinions? Do they all still work on the new 4 tuner box?



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