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Digital Antenna Delivers Broadcast Television To Roku

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 01/13/2013 - 10:54
With a show as ginormous as CES, it’s safe to say lesser staffed outlets (such as yours truly) will overlook a number of interesting technologies. Fortunately, our readers have us covered and Jeff G. turned us onto the VOXX Digital Antenna with Roku. Wha?! While we did encounter Roku a number of times Vegas, all [...]

Streaming Internet Video on Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/13/2013 - 07:33
I am looking for a program that will allow me to watch internet video on my Premiere Elite. There are specific URLs for German programming that I would need to access. Is there any kind work around for this?

I do run Streambaby for downloaded video but this is concerning live feeds.

Thank you for any suggestions!

DRM error in Roxio NXT converting any Tivo files.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:20
I just bought Roxio Creator NXT to edit out the commercials from my Tivo series 4 Premier. I download the tivo files to my pc with tivo desktop 2.8.3 without any problems. Tivo won't let you download copy protected files and are shown with a red circle with a slash going through it. When I tried to transfer the file into NXT it won't show the file and says that the file is DRM protected. I am using a windows 7, 64-bit, windows explorer 9. Tivo shows a tutorial of downloading an episode of "MAD MEN" to the PC and then selecting it to be edited in Creator NXT. I tested a file that wasn't HD and it didn't work. It seems like the tivo file has the DRM in it enough for windows 7 or explorer 9 to sense it in NXT. Has anyone been abel to make this work?


Upgrade Options

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 01/13/2013 - 00:40
I would like to know what kind of Premiere upgrade options I have that would be closest to what I have currently.

I only have one tv, one S3, and pay $6.95 per month.

It seems like it's no longer possible to get $6.95/month with 1 Tivo so maybe I should just stick with the S3. I would like to have 4 tuners though. Not sure whether I need 1080p/thx though. Thanks.

Fast Forward with program audio?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 21:11
Is it possible with a Tivo Premier to listen to the program's audio while fast forwarding? Someone told me this was a feature to Premier (I had TivoHD which did not do this).

Would be a great feature for football games, etc.


Added Tivo Expander drive, Disk % Used is different btw Tivo XL4 and Tivo iPad App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:57
Has anybody else observed the Tivo App My Shows Percentage Full report a difference in calculation/usage, vs the My Shows Percentage Full in the Tivo UI?

In my case it is 47% Full in Tivo UI, and 64% Full in Tivo iPad App.

Just added WD Tivo Expander drive so 2TB now. I reported the same percentage prior to adding drive.


Looking for a TV show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 19:17
This came on in the late 80s or early 90s. It originally was either a made for tv movie, mini series, or just a really long pilot.

It had to do with a spaceship that was a prison, something happened and some of the things got loose and escaped to Earth (maybe only one thing got to Earth). I believe it was in a special containment unit perhaps?

There was a guy that was tracking these thing(s) down, I don't remember if he was from the spaceship or not but I want to say no, and that he was helped with this woman who was a guard on the ship or something.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Tivo Premiere & Comcast Cablecard Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 18:26
I have a Tivo Premiere and with a CableCard and it works great. I am getting ready to set my father up, but he wants to get the Comcast HD version which will have it's own Comcast tuner.

Two questions:

1) I can still use Tivo instead of the Comcast DVR (pretty certain that is a 'yes')
2) Do I need a CableCard for the Tivo for any reason (pretty certain that is a 'no')

Any input would be appreciated.

Xfinity, tivo, premiere, on demand, northern virginia insanity

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 16:31
I am at my wits end on getting xfinity video on demand to work on my two new tivo premieres. I feel like i am getting the runaround and i have wasted hours of time in the process. I installed my two premieres yesterday. Everything works with the exception of video on demand. When i tune to channel 1 or 199, i get the error message "Problem with the signal on this cable channel. Trying again."

I have been boomeranged back and forth between tech support of the two companies....the latest is this

- tivo tech support says it wont work because i have a scientific atlanta digital card and that only motorola cards will work

- comcast tech support tells me that i have a one way card and that i need a two way card. They are mailing me two new two way cards and they are sending out an installer to get it configured

After some research, i have my doubts as to the comcast answer...posters in various forums have said that the two way thing is a red herring. I am going to see how it plays out though...i am hoping that the technician will have alternatives on he truck if these two way cards dont work....

Customers should not have to bridge the two tech offices to find the answer. Its crazy. I am not going to attack comcast...i may be in the minority but i really like their service esp some of the mobile apps they have rolled out...i do think it would be in tivo's best interest to work with comcast on a universal solution and set of answers

In the meantime, id appreciate any advice on whether i need to press for a different direction on this.



Single "guide" button press acts as if pressed twice

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 15:45
I have had a Tivo Premeire for a year or so, and beginning with an update a few months ago (sorry that I can't be more specific) the "guide" button now acts strangely sometimes. Probably 10-20% of the time I press the button, it acts as if I pressed it twice. If the guide is already up, it disappears and immediately re-appears. If it isn't, it pops up and then goes away.

This never once happened before the update, and began immediately following. The frequency of the problem has remained consistent (so far as I can tell).

I would have asked something earlier, but I at first assumed that it must have been a bug introduced with the update, and that everyone else would notice the problem and Tivo would quickly patch it. From searching these forums, it seems I was wrong, and that this problem is rare.

Is there anything I can do about it? When it happens 2-3 times in a row, it can be infuriating.


Upgrade to TiVo Desktop Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 15:36
So I have been trying to update the TiVo desktop software to TiVo Desktop Plus. I own a key for it that I bought for a series 3 device. This process is how it is supposed to be done.

The menu is not available on my computer:
3. Open the free version of TiVo Desktop software and select "Upgrade to
TiVo Desktop Plus" from the "Help" menu. Enter the License key provided on
the "Order confirmation" page and enjoy.

Does any one know the reg key for this? I could not find an ini file to add it too :confused:

Vanishing act, my PC under Now Playing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 14:26
I am a long time user of Tivo Desktop, in fact I paid for Tivo Desktop Plus when it first came out.

I have recently upgraded to a Premiere XL4, quite often when I transfer a movie to my Tivo Shared folder when I go to Now Playing on the Tivo, my PC is no longer on the list.

Usually if I log off of Windows 7, and log back in the PC reappears under Now Playing and I can then transfer the show or movie to the Tivo. My question is, is there a quicker way to "refresh" the Now Playing list to get the PC to reappear? Leaving the Now Playing list and go back to it does nothing, I believe rebooting my Tivo or resetting my router also works. I was just wondering if there was a quick way to do this, from Windows or the Tivo?

V106 Not In Your Account

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 11:40
Every few days one of my premiers starts complaining that I can't get to my other premiers, the other premiers on not on my account. Nothing has changed on my account (according to tivo.com) and my MAK is correct on all of my DVRs. A reboot seems to fix the problem.

It is getting old having to constantly reboot these DVRs.

They are all connected via ethernet switch not through a router, so I am not sure what to do...

Is this a known problem with the current release ?
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Banshee, 01-11-2012, Pilot (on Cinemax)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 11:22
The first episode of this new show was broadcast Thursday, 1-11-2012, on Cinemax.

This was a good show. It had action, sex, and mystery. I hope they can maintain the show quality.

Give it a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Does comcast/cable cards still require an installer?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 10:41
So I'm very tempted by an offer from Tivo for a premier but I'd need to get a new cable card for it. I know when they brought down the cable cards for my TivoHD they required an installer to put them in my Tivo.(that was back in 07) Are they still requiring this or can you just go down to the local office and pick one up?

Fringe - 1/11/13 - The Boy Must Live

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 10:12
It's all coming to an end, episodes 99 and 100 next week. I've loved this show from episode 1.

So, episode 98, I'm a bit confused. Why would the boy just walk off the train? I'm like, "Finally, some answers..." And he poofs. Looking forward to next week.

The return of Anger Management

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 09:59
Anger Management returns to FX with two new episodes Thursday, January 17th. Don't miss it, otherwise Charlie Sheen will get angry. You don't want an angry Charlie Sheen running around, do you?

Mistakenly Ordered HBO Through TiVo - How

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 01/12/2013 - 09:46
Today I checked my Comcast cable bill and there was a charge for HBO. I know I never ordered HBO and so I called to cancel. They told me it was done through the TiVo. They cancelled HBO but I still owe the prorated charge.

I have 2 young kids so it is possible they clicked something by mistake. Is it possible to order HBO without entering a password or something? Is there a way to disable HBO ordering completely? The Comcast guy mentioned that a movie have been ordered through the TiVo. Recently I ordered a movie via Amazon and had it sent to the TiVo for the first time. could that have triggered the Comcast order? I'm confused. Thanks.

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