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exceeding format limits

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 23:11
i know on fat 32 if you try to copy a file bigger than 4 gig you get an error unable to write file once the pc gets to the 4 gig byte of the file

and i think on the mac it immediately said unable to copy file without even trying to copy.

i was wondering what happens on the tivo if you try to record over the partition size limit if you get any warnings.

i have a series 4 based tivo and lately there has been a lot of redundancies in the repetition of deadliest especially the same 2 or 3 episodes and even episodes that dont match titles and even corruption of the signal (blip) like you get when a satellite transition does not go smoothly yes cable gets their signal from satellites and repackages the signal for cable).

the box had a 320 gig drive and it is now approaching 400 gig of a 2 tb drive and i wonder if when the drive gets fuller than 320 gig there is no warning such as a drive failure or such if all that happens is if it writes over old data like the buffer does and security dvr does.

Series4 HD DVR w/2TB Upgrade and Lifetime Subscription

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 22:32
TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR
Upgraded with a 2TB Drive.
Lifetime subscription.

Used but has been unplugged for the past 6 months or so due to cancelling our cable subscription temporarily.

I see anywhere from 400-600 on Ebay. What do you guys think is fair?

I'm in Los Angeles too if anyone here is interested in buying it off of me :)

TIVO and Amazon Prime Streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 22:15
I joined Prime when shipping an item 3 day (which I needed before the weekend) was over $50, and with Prime being $80 it was a no brainer when you conceder the amount I tend to buy from them. It was like free 2 day shipping for a year plus free streaming content. I already have an account to rent/buy movies so they have my devices on record. I have not been able to stream content, Amazon is not on the tab to "watch now", only Netflix. What do I need to do to get free streaming?? I emailed Amazon 2 days ago with no response.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 21:17
Has anyone out there get a QNAP NAS to talk to a series 4 TIVO. My Netgear NAS had an app for this and worked fairly well. I've stepped up a few steps to a QNAP and their DLNA app is invisible to my TIVOs. I tracked down a way to create an TIVO app, but is waaaaaay above my head.

TiVo programming data gap--anyone else seeing this?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 20:25
So I have product lifetime service for my TiVo Premiere and have had few complaints (although I can't for the life of me understand why both tuners end up on the same channel more often than not, but that's another story).

Anyway, last night I was checking the To Do list and noticed that my Sunday night shows (Copper, The Killing, and Falling Skies) next weekend (on the 14th) weren't going to be recorded. I thought, WTF? So I called up the "Live Guide" on the TiVo for each channel involved (BBC America, AMC and Syfy, respectively) and jumped forward through to the 14th, only to discover, for each of them, that there's a gap in the data from about 5 pm Sunday the 14th to 5 pm Monday the 15th. And it turns out it's not just those channels involved either (I randomly checked a couple more channels). What provoked my curiosity in the first place was wondering whether we were going to get a new Walking Dead episode next Sunday night, BTW.

For now I've set the Tivo, VCR-like, to record by time and channel, but I'm going to monitor it and see if the problem corrects itself. I'd be curious to find out if anyone else's TiVo is doing this.

Can anyone explain to me why?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:55
Certain Posters feel the need to get angry, name call, report or stamp their feet whenever anyone points out the warts of this product or company?

This is a board about "general TiVo discussion" isn't it?

Why the hostility?

Geez, you'd think I said Chevys rule and Fords Suck.

Same mentality....

Just saying.

Premiere XL (TCD748000) died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 15:05
Sorry to bother, but my Premiere XL (TCD748000) died yesterday (I think from power outage...it is stuck on "Welcome...starting up" and makes a loud noise). I thought it was the fan, but the fan is blowing nicely. So I've come to the conclusion it's the hard drive. I'm happy to go to Fry's to get a new hard drive, and follow instructions I have found online, but I cannot find the ISO for the TCD748000 anywhere. Would someone happen to know where I can find one?

Much appreciated for your help. :)

Moving Tivo Desktop to New PC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:50
What's the proper process for installing Tivo Desktop plus on a new PC.

I installed 2.8.3 on an HP Win7 laptop wirelessly and 'connected' it to my account. It said that it had been attached to my old PC and would I like to replace it with the new one, I did that. But, my new install can't see either of my Tivo's (series 2's, wireless). Old install (Dell XP laptop hardwired) still works, laptop can see Tivo's and Tivo's can see old XP machine. Do I have to uninstall Desktop from old machine? Will that 'fix' it? Or, are the other steps that I need to do? hard reboot everything? Anything else?

TIA, Curtis

Best Connection for HD DVR and Internet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 00:13
I have an Ethernet cable from my Tivo and connected to my D-Link router.

I have an Ethernet cable from you cable modem to my router.

Is this the best setup or is there a better way to use Tivo?

TCP 8080 Failed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 21:30
I don't know if this problem existed before I moved from AT&T DSL to Cox Cable Modem or not but when I ran diagnostics it said that Port configuration failed and it said TCP 8080 needs to be open. How do I open it?

My router is a D-Link 615.

New S3 software 11.0m

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:59
Just noticed my OLED Series 3 has a new software version 11.0m-01-2-648. Anyone else have it or know what was changed?

playon through pytivo is broken for me

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 19:23
Was working earlier this week. When I navigate to the pytivo playon interface in the now playing list and try to transfer a streaming internet video, tivo adds it to the todo list and does nothing with it.

Only PCM from Youtube App?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 18:31
I'm reassembling my AV system after remodeling the room and I can't seem to get any Youtube videos to deliver anything but PCM stereo from my Premiere Elite to my AV receiver. I seem to recall being able to do this in the past. Netflix and cable channels pass through Dolby Digital just fine.

My setup is Tivo Premire Elite connected via HDMI to Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 connected to a Samsung UN55D7000 TV via HDMI.

Is this a known limitation or do I need to keep on playing with my setup configuration?

Top 100 TV Shows of All Time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 14:25
Taken from this page because they are all listed on one page instead of a gallery of similar.


Siberia Season 1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:14
Did anyone even see this? I heard nothing about it until the day before it aired. I recorded it to see if I would be at all interested.

Really slow, and pretty boring. It's a drama, disguised as a reality survival show. In the first episode, something goes horribly wrong and the show producers have to decide if the winter long "survival experiment" will continue.

Pretty much a train wreak I doubt I will be in for the whole season

How are older SD TV series being up converted to HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 06:00
I have notice several older SD shows are being broadcast in 1080i without any boxing; they fill the entire HDTV screen. I can't detect any cropping that might explain how the show would easily be up converted to HD. Clearly all the shows were recorded in SD 480 format, yet somehow the shows are have been converted to HD 1080i without distoring the image or quality (BTW, I have seen some very bad conversions, which is not what I am referencing here)

Some shows I have noticed that have up converted without loosing quality:

Charlies Angles
TJ Hooker
Hogan's Hereos

Not a big list, and other then Friends and Seinfeld, the others aren't really that compelling as classic show.

Big Brother 7.3.13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 20:33
Personal pet peeve - I cannot stand what a plastic personality Julie Chen is in the eviction episodes. Good grief. She is painful to watch.

Anoher peeve - what is the deal with all the hair extensions? Who pays to make their hair long? It grows for free.

These people are annoying and not smart. And it scares me because I'm thinking this is our public school system showing their average "consumer."


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