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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 15:01
I easily and quickly installed new Mini on an Ethernet Network, yesterday. Attempts to stream HD content from my XL4 generated V87 errors and less frequent V69 errors. I did not disconnect or power down my XL4, as the 87 error suggested. Likewise, I wasn't using a wireless connection as suggested by the 69 message. Support chat suggested powering down and restarting the Mini. Curiously, SD content didn't cause the same errors. Thoughts?

Seeking Advice & Opinions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 13:56
Hello all,
I plan on switching to TiVo/Mini setup when (1) dynamic tuner allocation comes along + new TiVo hardware is available or (2) when our current whole-home system dies (Moxi + Moxi Mates)

I have a question regarding MoCa.
Although our current Moxi HDDVR supports MoCA, it cannot act as a bridge/adapter.

Assuming the "new" TiVo hardware will have the same MoCA capabilities as the current TiVo offerings... Can I remove the Netgear MoCA adapter that currently resides next to the Moxi DVR (which will be replaced by the TiVo DVR)?

I was hoping to use the adapter at that location in another bedroom for an additional Mini down the road.

Our current MoCA setup works rather well. We've got three adapters, one at each Moxi/Mate location. I was hoping that the new TiVo would make one of the adapters redundant.

Is this possible, again assuming that MoCA in the new TiVo is implemented/supported the way it currently is?

Thanks for opinions, advice, suggestions, etc.


Tivo Mini 2-tuner loophole? Post info here

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:15
It's been reported that you can buy a 4 tuner Tivo, connect a Mini to it, then disconnect the 4 tuner Tivo to gain the capability of using the Mini in a household of 2 tuner Premieres. I'm soon to be OTA only, and I have two 2-tuner Premieres and an TivoHD lifetimed. Using the Mini for streaming from 2 tuner boxes is of interest to me.
  1. Have you tried it?
  2. If you did, how long have you had the 4 tuner Tivo disconnected?
  3. Besides not being able to hijack a tuner to watch live tv, have you noticed any issues?

Program Scheduling Wish

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:04
Sigh, I know my Tivos (S3 and Premiere) only keep at most 2 weeks of future program guide, but I sure wish I could set up Season Passes for shows beyond that window. I often see an ad for a show that looks interesting but is scheduled to start a month or so out. I would love to set a SP on the spot so I don't forget, but can't due to limited guide data. Then I forget to write down a reminder and miss the show.....

Questions about new Mini just set up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:45
I have my new Mini set up and working without problems, works great but I do have some questions:
I set the Mini up watching a channel on a HDTV, after about an hour I turn off the TV, the next morning the Mini was in stand-by mode, did this happen because I turned off the TV or does the Mini have a time out if you do not use the Mini remote for some amount of time ?

Under Host Connection info

What does mind availability mean, on my Mini it does say Available

Under SI some lines I assume have no meaning with the Mini
TiVo-To-Go = i,i,i
Zip not set
Program info not available
dial-in config

To use a TP-4 tuner you must first go to the HDUI to set up the tuner after that you can go back to the SDUI if you want, this is only for info. I made this statement.

Is their any reason the Mini has to call home except for software updates ?

Thanks for any help, I am most concerned about live TV going off if the TV is on.

Channel Guide takes a long time to come up. Normal?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:54
My cable provider, RCN, has just updated me with a Tivo Premiere. The set was too far from my router so the installer attached a wireless adapter. I didn't notice at that time but the wait time for the guide to come up is annoying--a full five seconds of black screen before the channel list comes up. Once on the guide, the list scrolls quickly. When I choose my desired channel, or hit the LiveTV button, again the screen goes black for a full five seconds (I counted) before the channel/signal comes back on.

I thought it might have to do with the wireless adapter, so I ran a long ethernet cable directly from the Tivo box to my router. Same thing. The annoying five second wait. Is this normal for a Tivo box?

Thanks in advance.

Supernatural - "Goodbye Stranger"- 3/20/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:05
Signs you've been on Tumblr too much. I giggled like a 5 year old when they said Megstiel. Seriously Cristina?

And I'm sorry I've never liked Meg but for some reason I really warmed to her this episode just in time for them to kill her off in the most unremarkable way ever. She was the last character other than Sam and Dean that has been around since Season 1. That was a sad little send off for her IMO.

But so much good with her before that. Her and Cas made me smile. "Why are you so sweet on me, Clarence?" and Misha did a fine job in that scene. He's made Cas innocent and slightly flirty without the usual clueless Cas routine. And when Sam said something about her letting 150 innocent people die to buy herself some time her response of "Hi I'm Meg. I'm a demon." was just perfection. I think I might have actually snorted. And I LOVED their conversation outside. I loved they brought up that she had possessed him.
"But remember I spent time in that walking corpse of yours. I know your sad little thoughts and feelings" and just the way she said "thoughts and feelings" cracked me up so much. Then Sam and the look on his face and his "that's creepy" was the best. So yeah pretty much all things Meg in this episode were awesome until she died.

So the one big gripe I have is that they paralleled Swan Song with Dean and Cas because no no no no no. Swan Song is like the number 1 moment of brother moments. That Sam saw the flashes in the Impala and was able to overcome LUCIFER for his brother and their love. NOT EVEN THE SAME THING WRITERS. It literally made me angry. I would have been really happy for that entire scene had it been done in another way. I like that everyone in Dean's life have now been able to overcome possession/mind control for him. He thinks himself so meaningless, so worthless yet everyone around him loves him so much. John, Bobby, Sam and now Cas. I just wish they would have done that differently because it will now forever anger me instead of give me the warm fuzzies I want it to.

And I totally didn't get the LOTR thing at the end. Sadly. But I did like our ending brother feels again. :)

I think that's all I got for now. Maybe more when I watch again.

KMTTG Auto-transfer issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:49
I was wondering if someone could help me with a problem I'm having with auto-transfers.

I am on a Windows 7 machine and am using version v0p9o of KMTTG. I also upgraded all the "tools" within KMTTG (e.g. Comskip, mencoder, etc.)

When a show completes recording, it does download to my computer fine, however, it does not do any of the other functions (e.g. decrypt, qsfix, ad detect, etc).

The only thing I tried so far was removing KMTTG and downloading a fresh copy. Thinking about it, I don't know if this helped since the program is portable which is to say you don't "install" it.

If anyone has any other suggestions of things I could try or has encountered this problem, I'd appreciate any help you could offer.

Thank you.

Mini's sleep mode

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:29
My wife complained that the Mini is annoying because if it stays on the same channel for a while it will ask to go into sleep mode.

I tried to explain that she should be watching recorded content so she doesn't have to see commercials and that the remote buttons would keep it "awake", but she has no interest in doing so.

Is this set at something like 90 minutes? Has anyone found an option for it in the menus? I'd like it to at least be as long as a two-hour movie.

With MoCa Enabled Internet Sluggish

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 07:52
I have an XL4 and have always used hardwired Internet going through an Apple Extreme. Now, with two minis I enabled MoCa and my Internet is crawling although the MoCa is working on both boxes. From the wall Comcast installed a 3 way splitter, one goes to the Comcast Modem, another to the TiVo and the third use to go to another TiVo but is not hooked up. Can it matter that the same cable outlet that is being used to go to the input of the modem is also feeding to the XL4 and therefore feeding the MoCa back into the outlets? I called Comcast tech support and they did something last night that brought the speeds back up. However, this morning speeds are down and I am getting 2mps down and 4mps up with MoCa enabled. I turned the MoCa off, made no wiring changes and am now getting 25mps down and 8mps up. Any thoughts?

Season Pass Manager - Blanks

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 07:35
This may have been discussed before, but I did not find it.

My Season Pass Manager has about 50 shows set up. The 47th one on the list is blank (no program listed), and I have not been able to delete it.

Any ideas?

Seagate Barracuda any good in TiVo Premiere 4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 06:51
Has anyone used this drive in their TiVo Premiere 4?

Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST2000DM001

I was thinking of upgrading the 4-tuner box that I just got with a 2 GB drive. I have a WD Green in one of my other 2-tuner boxes. Wasn't sure if a faster 7200 drive like this one may speed it up a bit. The 4-tuner with it's stock drive does seem a hair slower than either of my 2-tuner boxes (and even my TiVo Mini). Thanks!

NCIS LA 3/21/2013 "Red"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 03/21/2013 - 06:36
So I don't follow entertainment news, so I had not heard about a new NCIS spinoff, but 10 minutes into the show, I mentioned to my wife that it felt like a spinoff series setup episode. I guess I was right.

We'll see how part 2 goes, right now, the new team does not seem too compelling.

Survivor: Caramoan - 3/20/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 23:49
Wow. Those tribes really couldn't have been split any less equally from a strength standpoint. I'll be surprised if the Gota tribe loses another challenge before the Merge. And them Bikal helped them even further by voting out probably the strongest guy on their tribe. What good does it do to break up Matt and Michael if you can't win any challenges and have to keep voting people out? They definitely should have gotten rid of Julia in an effort to try and win some challenges.

Having said that, maybe they're being sneaky like a fox by planning to lose a couple challenges and get rid if the Fans, so that at the Merge there's no question that the Favorites have a massive numbers advantage.

TiVo Mini - locked up tight

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 21:44
I have two Minis, both connected over MoCA (with tx/rx rates of 270mbps). One is in the workout room and gets used fairly regularly (probably 4-5 times a week). The other one is in the master bedroom and might only get used once every 4-5 days. Both were installed within a day of each other. Both are on Panamax surge suppressors.

Today my wife switched everything on (via universal remote) and the Mini wouldn't work. I could see that when remote buttons were being pushed the led on the front of the Mini was responding, but there was no output from it to my Plasma. I tried disconnecting and re-connecting the HDMI cable and still nothing.

I finally rebooted the device and now it's working "fine" again. The only difference between this one and the one in my workout room is that this one is connected to a Panasonic plasma (workout room has an LG plasma) and on this one I've disabled the front LED so I don't see it when I'm sleeping.

Just figured I would let people know that this happened, I'm suspicious that maybe the FW for the Mini is not 100% ready for prime time just yet.

Smash - "Musical Chairs" - S2E07 - 3/19/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 21:30
I guess no one is watching this any more... I'm really enjoying it. Since they have three shows to bounce between (plus any dream sequences), the songs aren't all Marilyn-related. It's interesting to see how fortunes turn, though I doubt Karen would REALLY leave Bombshell to be in Hit List. But in the show, she's googoo for Jimmy, so leaving the "disaster" of Bombshell to be with him makes sense, and of course Ivy gets free of Dangerous Liaisons to take her place.

I like how they have major characters all doing different things, different shows, but keep them intertwined.

It's definitely one of my go-to shows each week... Survivor and Amazing Race can wait: I watch DVRed Smash as soon as I can. :)

How much space should SD recordings take up?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 21:18
I've got a bunch of SD shows on my TiVo Premiere and they all seem to be recording at 2 gigs each. The TiVo website says a premiere is supposed to be able to record 650 hours of SD programming, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Am I doing something wrong? Did I miss a setting somewhere? Changing e recording quality doesn't seem to do anything to the size, they are all 2.05GB.

Can't get 4:3 Aspect Ratio to Auto Letterbox

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 19:37
So... I received my mini today. Setup went smoothly on this old 4:3 RCA Proscan SDTV (480i) via the Tivo composite breakout cable.

Then I noticed the HD menus were squished and so was ALL HD content I was viewing (though downconverted). I was disappointed to find no Aspect Ratio options in the Video settings menu.

I made sure the only resolution I picked was 480i, to no avail.

My older Series3 I used to use on this TV had the benefit of being able to view any HD content from my other Tivo's and would properly letterbox any 16:9 content on the 4:3 display. This mini? Not so much.

I can find no documentation that says they don't support 4:3 TV's. Not to mention, they advertise and sell the composite breakout cable for 480i.

Anyone have a similar experience or know anything about this?

Comparing Whole-Home DVR Pricing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/20/2013 - 19:01
Josh Goldman on Cnet added a pricing comparison to his review of the TiVo Mini. He compared pricing across a number of satellite, cable operators, and telcos. I thought it would be interesting to compare some lifetime scenarios to the list and to look at the monthly pricing of what he presented over 1 to 6 year periods for homes with 2, 3, and 4 televisions. Here is a summary image of the results.

I've uploaded the spreadsheet including the details of my calculations. Its interesting how inexpensive AT&T U-Verse is compared to the other services. As can be seen, TiVo becomes a very good value proposition over longer term periods. Something most of us already knew. The spreadsheet also doesn't take into account end-of-life value of TiVo equipment with lifetime.

Here is a link to the Google Spreadsheet -> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...UE&usp=sharing


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