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Stephen King’s Latest Hit (and our classic favorites)

TiVo Blog - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 10:00
People can’t stop talking about this summer’s new hit – the mini-series “Under the Dome.” Kicking off last Sunday on CBS with the suspenseful first installment of a 13-part series, the Stephen King adaption is not likely to disappoint. We watched as the residents of Chester’s Mill panic as they realize they have become suddenly trapped under a mysterious and impenetrable dome. Fear hits them from all sides – vulnerable to unknown outside forces and known local terrors inside alike – and it’s anyone’s guess what is next for this Continue Reading

TiVo Series 5

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 08:03

Consider this a living document of TiVo’s next generation DVR lineup that we’ll continue to update through the TiVo Series 5 launch. Naming While it remains unclear if the “Premiere” moniker will be carried over, two data points indicate TiVo’s sticking with the generational approach and we can confirm new TiVo hardware will at least [...]

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Can I put the P4 anywhere to start MoCA?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 07:49
Have Ethernet & Coax wiring to every room in the house. Going to setup P4 & Mini's around the house tomorrow.

To enable MoCA on the P4:

1) can I just put p4 in any room or does it have to be at the patch panel where all the house's low voltage wiring run through & where router & modem are at?

2) Currently use Tivo's wireless N adapter but is it removed from the MoCA setup per TiVo Diagram - how do I get TiVo information now? Do I have to somehow connect P4 to the router in #1 above?

iPhone app not displaying all programming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 01:53
Anyone know why series don't show up in the guide for HBO, Sho and such when using the TiVo app on an iPhone? I can't see any programs in search either. When I view the guide for any of these channels I only see movies. I understand they don't let you copy them to the device due to copyright restrictions but shouldn't I still be able to see and schedule recordings?

TiVo Premiere...completely new drive...pixilation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 22:52
I replaced a bad, original drive on a 45hr TiVo Premiere (one of the very first). Used a WD AV 1TB drive, and rebuilt from scratch.
For a month or two, all was well. Recently, however, I've been getting pixilation problems, partial recordings, slow-to-respond interface and stalls. Once, a error saying "error C501" popped up.
Is it possible there was a software update from TiVo that didn't work, or are cable signal strength problems a better possibility? What kind of cable signal strength should I be looking for (Cox Orange County cable card).
Or, has the new drive begun buggering up somehow?

One for the gals: Guys Who Are Easy On The Eyes.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 21:41
(And some of the guys. :))

(Also, I'm aware there's a hot girl in the middle. You guys have plenty of chances to discuss her. This one's for those of us who appreciate the boys.)

I was just poking around tonight and I found this photo of the Big Bang Theory cast and I thought there'd be some other men fond types who'd enjoy it.

Feel free to share your own.

Can the mini downgrade HD?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 21:13
If have an older TV (like the old RCA style connections) can you still watch live TV on it with a Mini, provided the Mini is paired from a Tivo Premiere XL 4?

specifically if the live tuner is HD?

FCC Announces Internet Captioning Deadlines

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 19:03
There very good news everyone, from the FCC own website:

FCC Announces Internet Captioning Deadlines

Submitted By Admin On Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:40
After many years of hard work by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and other organizations and advocates, the IP closed captioning rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012 and establishes April 30, 2012 as the effective date for the rules. According to the rules, video programming shown on the Internet after being shown on television must have captions based on the following schedule established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The new rules require the following schedule for each category of new video programming to begin full captioning compliance:

September 30, 2012: Prerecorded programming that is not edited for Internet distribution;
March 30, 2013: Live and near live programming that was recorded within 24 hours of broadcast on television;
September 30, 2013: Prerecorded programming that is edited for Internet distribution.
This means that by September 30, 2013, 100% of new video programming shown on television with captions must have captions when shown online.

By contrast, archival video programming that is already available online but shown or re-aired on television must be shown online with captions based on the following deadlines:

The programming must be captioned within 45 days after the date it is shown on television with captions on or after March 30, 2014;
The programming must be captioned within 30 days after the date it is shown on television with captions on or after March 30, 2015;
Such programming must be captioned within 15 days after the date it is shown on television with captions on or after March 30, 2016.
In addition, the rules require that covered "apparatus" (including computers, smart phones, tablets, DVD and Blu-ray players, and any physical device capable of receiving or playing back video programming simultaneously with sound) sold or manufactured in the United States must have closed captioning capability as of January 1, 2014.

To see our original post about the new rules, please visit:


HDMI fried, swap old HD into new TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 18:30
So lightning came in via my cable, took out the HDMI on the TiVo (RGB works), all HDMI I/O's on my Onko AVR and one HDMI input on the Tv.:mad: I found the ground block lead from my cable drop disconnected in my basement by a careless plumber when my boiler was replaced years ago, so it shouldn't happen again.

So the TiVo has a 2tb drive upgrade. I ordered a refurb TiVo for $99 with intentions of swapping the expanded drive Into the refurb and being done.
Doing a quick search it seems I can't do this without formatting the 2tb drive and going through the upgrade procedure from the refurbs "stock" drive.

Is this true or is there another option? I really didn't want to lose all my recordings.:(

Lower channels with no signal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 16:57
I have two TiVo HD models. I'll call them Living Room (LR) and Master Bedroom (MBR). Both have Charter cablecards in them. In my area (North Texas), Charter went all-digital (June 11). The cable coax comes into the attic, hits a splitter, and then two separate lines go to the living room to feed LR and the bedroom to plug into MBR.

So same models of TiVo and same signal coming in.

The problem is that the MBR unit is not getting a signal for the lower channels: 2-13. It was previously getting those signals, but stopped 2-4 days ago. The LR unit has those channels with a strong signal.

I am at a loss for where to begin to figure out why MBR is not receiving those lower channels. Does anyone have a suggestion?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 15:04

have they started updating twice per day?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:43
maybe I'm crazy, but the last week or so I am seeing two automatic updates per day

Who’s Buying Boxee?

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:37

Rumors surfaced earlier this month that Boxee is about to get bought on the cheap. And while details are virtually non-existent on the identity of the buyer, we’ve never let that stop us from speculating before. So who is the mysterious suitor? I see four potential acquiring types. Hardware company With Boxee’s software roots, it’s possible [...]

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Premiere XL4 and Amazon download

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 09:02
I am unable to link my new XL4 with Amazon.

I cannot order videos for download from Amazon from the Tivo or from the Amazon website like I used to from my Series 3.

The XL4 does not show up as an option to register on Amazon.

On tivo.com the XL4 is enabled for downloads.

Any thoughts?

I brought it to Amazon's attention that it was not on their list of devices to register.

Big Brother Season 15 Live Feed and After Dark Discussion (SPOILERS)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 08:53
Let's get this rolling!

Noms are Candice and Jesse.

There seem to be two major alliances in the house, one with all boys and one with all girls. More details coming as I get caught up.

Mad Men - Final Season Speculation (spoilers for all aired episodes)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 08:37
Thought it might be fun to throw out ideas on what might happen in the final season. Have a guess on what might happen? A dream scenario you'd like to see played out?

I think Don will die. Not after a fall from a tall building :), but Don Draper the person will cease to exist. I could see him faking his death somehow and letting Betty and the kids move on with their lives without him. I could also see him re-assuming his Dick Whitman identity and turning himself in to the Army.

Streaming from P4XL to 2-Tuner w/MoCA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 07:36
I'd like to ask for some feedback from anyone who has a P4 or P4XL (with built in MoCA Adapter) and a 2-tuner Premiere with an external MoCA adapter, with regards to streaming.

Does it work as well as streaming from the P4 or P4XL to a Mini?

I'm on FiOS, if that means anything since I'm not 100% sure if all MoCA traffic runs through the router or not.

swapping hard drives

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 07:20
I have two lifetime Series 3 (OLED) TiVos. One is now caught in the dreaded reboot loop. I opened it up and it indeed has a bulging cap. I plan to take care of this with a local shop.

In the meantime, can I possibly take the hard drive out of this rebooting TiVo and put it in the other working Series 3 (OLED)? Then transfer the programs on it to one of my other networked TiVos (2 Premieres and a TiVo HD)? Basically, are programs tied to my account or are the programs tied to the rebooting TiVo's motherboard somehow?

I realize I will also FULLY test this hard drive as well to make sure it is OK and not a failing drive.

Deadliest Catch - OAD 6/25/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/27/2013 - 07:16
Well, Dane proved himself to be a complete idiot! Whether Keith and the crew were right or not, sucker-punching Freddie is not going to make ANY captain want to keep you around.

Felt bad for the Hillstrands on the Time Bandit. Those pots were coming in well stocked, but 95% had to be thrown back - but dayum, 719 at the end made up for it!

...and Elliot, if you want to try to speak to your women, don't P them off in the first place!


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