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The Following - Chapter 2 - OAD 1/28/13 S01E02 SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 23:34
I'm surprised that there is no thread for this.

I liked the episode. I'll give it a few more before making up my mind.

Few comments:

* They got rid of the young female FBI agent. Too bad because she was cute. I liked her in Alcatraz.
* I admit. I jumped when the guy in creepy mask jumped Ryan
* What's up with the new FBI giving creepy cult master Allan Poe's book?

Premier xl4 constantly losing internet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 21:50
About a week ago i bought a premier xl4. I have it connected to my router via Wireless G adapter. The Tivo loses internet at least twice a day. This is particularly annoying because i am transferring all the progams from another tivo (my Tivo HDXL) to the new xl4. When it loses connection, i have to reboot the tivo to find that all the pending transfers have vanished from the to do list and I have to re-start the transfers from the HDXL one by one (only to have the issue come back again). Does anyone know why the internet connection keeps dropping? I have to other HDXL Tivos that are also connected via Wireless G adapter and never lose connection. Additonally does anyone know why when i reboot the xl4 all the pending transfers from the other dvrs are just gone and I have to re transfer them all one by one? It's extremely time consuming and frustrating. This xl4 has really been problematic. Im convinced the hdxl was a better dvr in terms of reliability and stability...Thanks!

Tivo ignoring New Developers on their own forums.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 20:03
Granted they are "Developer Community Forums" but you would think Tivo would pay attention to them to see if they can help answer any questions for NEW developers. They have a new SDK for develpoers to build apps that run on their boxes and they completely ignore the developers there that are asking questions. No wonder there are so few people willing to develop anything for this box. I do love my Tivo, hate the lack of professionalism with the staff.

TivoHD TCD652160 Dead HD 2TB WD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 16:10
My Tivo unit started making loud noises from the HD and crashed. I thought I could replace with a 2TB WD AV-GP WD20EURS drive, but now reading some posts - I'm not so certain due to 2TB size and the HD model. Before sending back the HD to Amazon and buying a preloaded HD from Weaknees or DVD-Dude, is it possible to use this drive as a replacement?

Duck Dynasty Season 3 starts Feb. 27!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:01
From this article, S3 of Duck Dynasty begins Feb. 27...

Makes me happy....happy...happy...Jack!

Also, Willie is tentatively scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Feb. 25...

Tivo Stream and Airport Expresses

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 08:26
My network consists of an Airport Extreme router, a lot of switches hardwired and 2 Airport Expresses which function as range extenders. When in areas where the Airport Expresses are in play extending the wireless network there is severe video stutter using the Tivo Stream. If I deactivate the AEs then the stream works fine. Work around is to download the show to the iOs device and then start watching after a few minutes, this avoids the stutters.

Just wanted to pass this along to others considering the Tivo Stream who might have similar network setups.

Anybody get a SSD drive to work in a TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 08:10
I have a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo that has a dead hard drive and it needs to be replaced. This unit is not heavily used & basically just in a basement rec room for when guests/family are using the area.

I am looking at some 250GB & 500GB SATA replacements, but was also contemplating maybe getting a SSD drive and maybe experiment with it in this S3 unit. If I get it and it doesn't work, I would plan to just stick this SSD drive in a custom PC so no biggie. I also realize its probably not cost effective at all to go with a SSD vs a SATA, but am willing to take the hit & try it out if it maybe helps speed up performance.

Has anyone had any success with these in TiVos? I have used WinMFS before to put an image on a previous S3 drive and did it successfully. Can the same be done here? Or is it maybe more involved and trickier?

internet video buffer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 01:37
Is there anyway to increase the buffer size on internet video viewing like you tube?
My internet is not fast enough, so if I try to watch HD internet video, it's very choppy. If I can put it on pause for a few minutes and let it buffer, then viewing it wouldn't be so choppy. However, it seems that Tivo would only buffer a small amount. So if I pause for 10 sec, vs. 3 minuts, it's still the same amount of video buffered.

KTMMG question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 23:30
Is it possible to see your saved files from your Tivo box?


Black on every channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 21:24
Yesterday evening, I turned on the TV and found all channels were mostly black with a tiny bit of "noise" garbage every now and then. Recordings for several hours showed the same thing, as did testing every channel I had. Nothing - period - showed up.

I restarted the TiVo and problem was gone. Tonight, same problem.

I'm a FiOS user with a year old Premier XL and have been happy up to this point. Any ideas?

New twist on No Suggestions problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 20:27
I've seen posts here about not having TiVo suggestions record, and I have called TiVo several time on the issue. They had me reboot, delete and redo thumbs, delete and re download program info, etc. Now I can see a few suggestions in the Browse TV & Movies screen, but only two or three, and no suggestions show in the To Do list. The other day I actually saw a suggestion record but the recoding ended and to my surprise it did not save.

I'm seeing the exact same behavior on 2 new Tivos. I wish they would fix this.:(

Favorites not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 20:21
I trying to create a favorites list of channels but it does not appear to be working. I selected several channels to be added to my favorites by clicking the thumbs up but only a few channels stuck. If I go back in and re-select a channel to be a favorite...it does not added it to the list. What is going on?

Actors Celebrate Fellow Actors at the 2013 SAG Awards

TiVo Blog - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 19:00
On Sunday, January 27th, the 2013 SAG Awards paid tribute to the most talented people across film and television. Actors and actresses from the Screen Actors Guild voted for their peers in this annual awards show that honors the best performers in entertainment. See who walked away with “The Actor” statues!   Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Argo” Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Tommy Lee Continue Reading

Sufrace scan tests on hard drives

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:56
I have a Series 3 (OLED) that needs a new hard drive. The current ones failed the WD extended test so I'm looking to simply get another 250GB one since this is not a heavily used unit. Its used in a basement rec room and more or less a cable box for down there (with occasional MRV to Premieres upstairs).

While I am not sure I would do this & its really out of curiosity, I searched ebay for some 250GB Western Digital drives since this size doesn't seem to be available in new units. Came across one that said the drives have "been wiped and passed a surface scan"

Is a "surface scan" thorough enough? Or can there still possibly be problems similar to what was detected on my current TiVo hard drive (via an extended test only).

Alternatives to pyTivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 17:41
Currently I am using gPodder to grab video podcasts to a directory on my server, then use pyTivo (which uses ffmpeg) to convert and push them to my Tivo Premiere XL4. gPodder wouldn't launch without installing Python (even though it was already installed) and it installed a 64-bit version. This overwrote the 32-bit version of Python (2.7) that I originally installed for pyTivo and broke it. I installed autopush for pyTivo as a service which requires Java 32-bit, and if you let Java update itself it installs 64-bit over 32-bit which breaks autopush. I have scripts that run on the Task Scheduler to clean up old downloaded files.

You see the problem? Yes it works, kind of, but maintenance is a PITA! It's like a Rube Goldberg mouse-trap puzzle.

Are there any native Windows alternatives to pyTivo to push these videos to the Tivo? Are there any .NET libraries that I can build on? What's the future of pyTivo as technology moves on?

Once automated the system provides a slick, albeit complicated solution but I wonder if other people are going through all these hassles to get their video podcasts to their Tivo? FYI I've used the built-in podcast functionality of Tivo in the past, but many podcasts aren't on there and I can't remember if I can successfully input custom feeds. I'm pretty sure YouTube feeds aren't handled, and gPodder handles them perfectly.

Thanks for any info.:confused:

Multi Room Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 17:15
I have 2 Premieres, an XL that is not currently being used and has no current subscription attached to it, and a Premiere 4 that has an active subscription and is in use as the only DVR in the house. My question is this. Can I use the XL as a second unit in a multi room setup, if I connect it to my network, without a subscription? I realize that if this works it will never be a tuner but just a "slave" unit that allows playback only in another room. Thanks for any info.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 15:21
Did anybody else watch this BBC America special on the first Doctor, William Hartnell? From what I watched, it was pretty interesting but I didn't know it was three hours long when I started. I fell asleep on it twice last night. I'll see if I can get through the rest of it today now that I know how long it is.

New Cox/Cisco Guide Shows Promise; Little Magic

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 14:05
While CES now feels like forever ago, we’re still catching up on some of our notes and leftover photos. Among them are scrawled observations and camera shots covering the ”magical” new TV interface introduced by Cisco and Cox. (Yes, someone actually used that word.) I was struck by two things during the presentation that Dave and [...]

Selling Series 3 HD (OLED) with lifetime, 1TB internal drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 14:00
I just upgraded to a Premiere 4, so box is extra for me.

Model TCD648250, Series 3 HD with the OLED display. Lifetime service included. Internal drive is upgraded to 1TB (performed about 2 years ago). Everything works fine, I opened the box recently and the caps all look good, no bulging. Will include power cord, standard peanut remote, original 250GB drive, and a copy of instant cake in case the drive goes bad. The original drive does not have an image on it anymore. It was giving trouble, so I cleared and wrote zeros. After I wrote zeros, it tested fine, but no guarantees.

$350 shipped to CONUS.


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