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Can't telnet into my Tivo Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:25
Hi, I was wondering why I can't telnet into my tive premiere and see the status and run commands. I was trying to setup SIRIPROXY with a Tivo Plugin but the problem I think I am having is that the Tivo simply drops the telnet connection and it does not have a prompt or channel status. Any ideas ? yes I do have network remote control enabled.

EDIT: Shame on me, the reason was tivoremote on my other pc running in the background. I guess it was holding on to the telnet connection.

I guess TIVO does not listen to its own Phone ads!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:40
I was on hold yesterday as I wanted to ask Sales if I could get any deal on TWO Premiere 4 TIVO's with Lifetime. While on hold the constant promo's said to ask sales for an upgrade offer for current customers. When I talked to sales they wanted the usual $250 for each TIVO and $100 off each Lifetime sub. I said that that was no special offer and she agreed. I asked about the offer that was on when I was on hold and she said she knew nothing about it!

I did not take advantage of the $200 off offer that I was sent a while ago as it was just $100 off considering that I get $100 off Lifetime anyway. I had assumed that Mothers/Fathers day would be better. I hope I did not mess up!

Cisco DTA 170HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 14:04
Does anyone know the setup type for a "Cisco DTA", model 170HD ? No options listed for Cisco when setting up cable box type.

WD 2TB $84.99 @ Newegg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:58
Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB for $84.99 with Promo Code EMCXVWV34 sale ends tomorrow night 2/13/2013

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-22136891-L04D

Comcast CableCARD problem (Imagine that)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 13:30
I recently upgraded to a 4 tuner TiVo Premiere XL4. I called Comcast and they told my my current 3 year old Multistream card is only good for 2 tuners. They scheduled a technician to come by. The technician told me that 4 stream Mcards are not available in my area (I live on the Eastern Shore of MD). He gave me his supervisor's telephone and told me to calll every few months or so to see about availability.

Anybody had this problem? If I complain hard enough shouldn't they be able to get one sent in from another area?

Thanks in advance for any input.

How long will Dtv Tivo/DVR allow playback after sat disconnect?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:42
I'm switching from Dtv to Cable and was curious as to how long I have before my HR10-250 and my Dtv DVR (Hr22 I think?) will allow me to finish watching the programming I've already recorded. Will they allow this indefenitly? Should I leave the sat connections in place or do I need to disconnect them before terminating my service?

I just don't want to terminate my service and then loose the ability to watch the stuff I've recorded. It might take a few weeks to get to it all.

Thanks!

Alaskan Cable Co GCI Taking TiVo Reservations

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:26
TiVo’s strategy of empowering second and third tier US cable providers continues to bear fruit as GCI is now collecting names for what looks like a brewing DVR launch: Thanks for your interest in GCI TV powered by TiVo! Please fill out this form and we’ll be back in touch with you when this exciting [...]

is this how you get the $99 lifetime offer?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:07
About a year ago, I got the $99 lifetime offer for a Series 2 DT Tivo. I thnk it was shortly after I got a Premiere 2-tuner unit. I have since sold it (for much more too), but recently got a hold of a Series 3 (OLED) and I have read here of people getting the $99 lifetime offer for these units too.

From what I remember reading, I think you had to buy one of the newer Tivos in order to be offered the $99 lifetime on an older series 3 too, correct? I'm looking to possibly get a Premiere 4 in May (when my current Premiere subscription is up). Is it likely they could offer me the $99 option for this older Series 3 box as well? I haven't started service at all on this Series 3 under my account. Do I need to first establish a few months of service before they would offer it. Or how else does it work?

Southland returns tomorrow (Feb 13)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:40
TNT, 10pm ET plus many repeats.

Mobile Broadband on the Cheap… with Clear?

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:35
Years ago I was one of the early Clearwire customers with a Motorola WiMAX USB stick and a month-to-month service contract. But despite decent network coverage in both Philadelphia (where I lived) and Las Vegas (where CES proved to be the perfect venue for testing WiMAX performance), I couldn’t justify the ongoing expense of an [...]

How I Met Your Mother - Bad Crazy - 02/11/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:08
Eh.

For the first time in a long time the laugh track got to me in this one. The scene where they were bringing in all the items, like the canoe, just wasn't funny but the laugh track was overbearing.

For me, the only entertaining part was learning Mike Tyson was the old lady, which explained why they were in a strip club. But that was 10 seconds.

I always wonder if the stars themselves know when things are bad, but they just go through the motions because it is a paycheck.

Storage Wars star Mark Balelo commits suicide

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:05
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...r-drug-arrest/

‘Storage Wars’ star Mark Balelo was found dead on Monday, two days after being arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, according to multiple reports.

Suicide is suspected as Balelo was found dead in his car in the garage of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, TMZ reports. They cited sources saying Balelo was distraught after his arrest.

Sonos Playbar Home Theater Entrant Detailed

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 05:58
The Sonos Soundbar has arrived. Could it be the Sonos home theater solution we’ve been pining for? First uncovered via a FCC filing late last year, the Playbar is now ready for its closeup. According to Heise Online, the Playbar consists of 9 speakers contained within about a 35″ long handsome enclosure. Of course the [...]

Castle 2/11/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:29
Tonights show had Gina Torres from Firfly in it. Unless I missed it there wasnt any refernces to Firefly like they have done in past shows.

Moving, now a decision to make

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 22:50
I currently have a single Tivo Premier DRV w/ cable card via Frontier (formerly Verizon) FIOS. I am a big Tivo fan.

We're moving into a new home in March that apparently has Comcast Xfinity available, and of course DirecTv or Dish would be an option.

So I'm trying to figure out whether I double down and stick with Tivo (probably would get a second DVR for the new home) or take advantage of all the new customer promos from DTV, Dish or Comcast.

Obviously we're biased towards Tivo here, but is it worth pursuing the other options seeing as I need to change things one way or the other? Oh I forgot, I also have Tivo Stream and really like it.

Thanks for any opinions/insight.

Gave up finding an external enclosure!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:21
I had the external hard drive enclosure on one of my THR22's fail. It was just a no name with a fan. So I figured I would step up to a Thermaltake which is recommended (I bought two so I could upgrade one of my other units). Failed, hard drive not seen, both units. With a known good drive. I tried two other HD's a new Seagate 2 Gb and a new WD 2 Gb, same issue. I just ended up using them for backup drives on my PC's. So I tried a Rosewill that's also recommended. Also a fail. I looked online for the Antec that DirecTV recommended, $170!! for an enclosure??

I just gave up and installed the drive from the failed unit directly in the THR22, booted up fine, didn't format, all my programs intact. I do prefer the external drives for convenience, but at this point I give up!

Guru Guide Help

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:38
I am trying to help a friend locate Guru Guides. I have an TiVo HD. He at first told me he had a TiVo. Then he told me it was a Directv TiVo. I am wondering if this is the case. To get play programs he has recorded he presses the "List" button. To record shows he presses "Guide." He says he doesn't have a TiVo button.

I was telling him to press the TiVo button then go to Kidzone Recommendations & Guru Guides. He has no TiVo button so can't do that.

Any thoughts?

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Just added

Any easy button combinations he can press to find out what model he has? I suspect it is just Direct TV and no really a TiVo.

Downton Abbey S03E06 [US] OAD 2/10/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:57
How many favors can get called in during a single episode? ;)

So many good moments. Some of my favorites:

"There's a chap in America, Charles Ponzi...."

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Edith calling the Daily Telegraph for background information on her editor!

Loved the reaction shot of the Dowager as she hears Rose and Edith talking at the bottom of the stairs.

The scene where Lord Gratham bribes James into silence by appointing him First Footman -- brilliant! And his snow job on the policeman

But most of all, I'm really liking the interplay between characters as Tom and all the others carve out his place in the family.

Tom telling Lord Grantham that they need his people skills to make their new farming skills work -- genius.

I also loved all the nuances of wardrobe, especially during the cricket match. Note how on the 'big house' side, Lord Grantham has the most color on his sweater, Matthew has some, but a bit less, and Carson has one tiny bit.

In the scenes with Mary and Matthew around :36 in, plus the dinner afterwards, after dinner around :40, note the black jewelry worn by Mary, Cora, and the Dowager, and other black jewelry throughout the episode. On a recent episode of Antiques Roadshow, an expert did a display of Victorian 'mourning jewelry' and the progression of colors that the Victorians used as time went on. It's interesting to see how some of that tradition continues even into the '20s.

HR10-250 and certain transponders

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:08
I have a well-used HR10-250 that's having issues with certain channels, dropping out audio and video intermittently (all SD Sat channels). The one thing I've been able to find in common with the affected channels is that they are all apparently on transponders 29 and 30 (or 30 and 31, one of the two). In any case, if I show signal strength, I get 90+ on both of the transponders on both tuners, but then it drops to zero and comes back (over and over). This has roughly the same frequency that the program has while watching it (either recorded or in standard live time-shift buffer).

I connected an old hughes non-DVR tuner and all the channels looked fine and I didn't have the dropout anymore.

Where do I look on the hr10-250 to diagnose the cause here? Does this seem like a board problem? I wouldn't suspect the hard disk since it's only certain channels, but don't want to discount the possibility.

Thanks.
Dan

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