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Fall Update Install Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 19:13
I'm sure there in an obvious answer to this but after a fair amount of searching I can't find anyone that is having the same issue. For the past few weeks I've been getting a pop up window twice a day that an update is available. There is an option install or cancel it. Problem is that no matter what buttons that I push on my remote I can't select either of the options and the window eventually disappears. Has anyone else come across this issue?



last resort - Dec. 6 2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:42
What was the mission in Pakistan? To plant fake nukes?

tivo missing Groups, no netflix, hulu, or blockbuster

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:39
all i have is amazon instant video and youtube on my new premier. no netflix hulu blockbuster or fall update, long time tivo customer on and off the past 10 years. going on a week now and i call every day and nobody seems to care they just tell me to wait. they told me its missing groups. im getting very impatient and i really dont want to wait much longer to get what i am paying for. I dont want to exchange the box because i already got the cablecard paired and comcast is a bunch of idiots and it would take two days to pair the card again knowing their incompetent reps. i know this issue can be fixed via software. every day i call they say their engineers are working on it.. how long can it be to click a checkbox? anyone have this issue before or know how i can get this resolved NOW?

here is my tivo service number if people from tivo are reading 746-0001-9065-699A

Fall 2012 Bug? Hiding Live TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:12
While in the guide, I can't hide the Live TV box (by pressing "Slow").

This works in Tivo Central, My Shows, ToDo, etc.

Can anyone else confirm this?
Or has something changed in how to hide this window?


On the set of Homeland

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:27

Spoiler alert. The story talks about events up to and including this week's episode (Broken Hearts).

I didn't realize Danes was pregnant during the filming of this season.

TIVO Website my shows not populating

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:53

I use the Tivo website often to check my shows and to do list. This seemed to always work until recently. I think the problem started with the latest service update but i cant be sure (the timing is right). My Premiere does not populate anything on the website and my HDXL is fine and populating the website I followed these instructions from the website

Not seeing all your shows in your online lists? Here's why:

If you recently made changes to your To Do and My Shows Lists, it may take a little time for your changes to appear online. Changes will appear after your DVR connects to the TiVo service. For broadband-connected DVRs, this happens within about 15 minutes; for telephone-connected DVRs, this happens within 36 hours.
TiVo Suggestions and downloaded content are not displayed in online lists at this time.
Online To Do and My Shows Lists are not available for Series2 customers at this time.
In rare cases, you may need to reboot your DVR to update your online lists.

Still not working any ideas?

Thanks Andy

HDVR2 Board Replacement "Commissioning"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:45
Note: I did look first for an answer, but found none . . .

I recently had a service call to address severe pixellation on my ancient Hughes Tivo HDVR2. The tech checked out the whole system and confirmed a good signal at the dish (after replacing the LNB) and that both lines meet spec's. That just leaves the receiver itself. I had already previously replaced the power supply with one from an identical (slightly newer) spare unit, so that leaves either the hard drive or the main board as the likely culprit.

So, I exchanged the existing main board with the main board from the spare unit. It booted up fine throughout the download phase. But when it reached 100% of the 4-colored balls, I got a message saying the wrong access card was inserted (I had re-used the existing access card, NOT the one from the spare unit) - which suggests that the card number is somehow stored on the main board and not on the hard drive.

So, I tried rebooting again with the access card from the spare unit. This time it completely booted, but when I tried to access my Now Showing and local channels, I got the following message:

"A hardware problem has been detected which needs your attention. Until . . . fixed, you will not be able to record programs or watch recordings You will need to restart the Recorder now. If you see . . . etc."

So, I assume it is trying to use the (now closed) account of the former owner of my spare unit.

So my questions are:

Q1. I assume that to make this (replacement board) work, I have to use the original access card - is this correct? (yes or no)

Q2. If yes, can I somehow continue using the spare main board, or do I have to reinstall the original main board? (spare or original)

Q3. Assuming that there's a way to commission the spare main board, will a "restart" fix the problem or (if not) what is the exact process to interface the replacement/spare main board with my original access card, so that I can confirm that the main board is what is at the root of my pixellation problem?

Any/all input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks . . .

Deleteing one recording skips down two

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:21

I used to be able to delete several recordings in a row (usually in Tivo Suggestions) by repeatedly hitting the clear key.

But now, when I delete the first it jumps to the third instead of the second.

I'm using a Harmony remote but have been doing that for a very long time w/o this problem.

Any ideas about what's happening?

Any way to pause/stop all scheduled recordings?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:58
Going from one Tivo box to another (P3-->P4 upgrade).

Once I'm sure the Season Pass transfers (done) and recording is all working fine I want to stop the old Tivo from doing any further recordings.

Other than just unplugging the Cable IN - is there a way to globally stop/pause it from further recordings without trashing the Season Passes/schedules?

If I DO unplug cable IN will it just record dead space then? Or does it see no signal and use zero space? We are at about 80% full and are going to watch or transfer everything off the old box (with iTivo) in the next week or so. I just don't want it to start erasing stuff to fill with dead air or redundant recordings...


Roku YouTube Channel “Isn’t Far Away”

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:42
After Google had Roku remove their unlicensed YouTube channel and indications over a year ago that a new channel was under development, CEO Anthony Wood tells analyst Michael Wolf that YouTube on Roku “isn’t far away.” By the same token, he mentions that Google now requires partners to integrate their YouTube HTML app and Roku has [...]

The Big Bang Theory "The Fish Guts Displacement" 12/6/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 07:48
I thought the Amy/Sheldon stuff was awesome in this episode. So many good reactions by AFF in relation to vapor rube, baths, etc... And clueless Sheldon along for the ride. And at the end it was easy to see the spanking coming, but it worked for me.

Though it was less funny, the Howard plot actually had a little heart to it and was successful. The dad's 'I wouldn't go that far' was a good capper.

TiVo’s Tebow Ads Hit, DVRs Return To Walmart

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 07:22
As TiVo allows me to skip commercials, I’ve yet to see their new Tim Tebow ads on television. Fortunately the company has begun posting the spots on YouTube. And, overall, they’re cute but relatively innocuous — with more lines given to child actors than Tebow and, sadly, TiVo product sees very little screen time. In fact, [...]

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 04:18
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Premiere deleting shows, not full

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 12/07/2012 - 01:19
Hi All!

Recently one of my premieres has started deleting shows set for KUID, even though space is barely above 50%. My recently deleted folder is empty. The show is deleting minutes after it records.

I am attempting to reset it now...but this is very frustrating. I saw some other people had this issue well over a year ago, but I can't find a solution.

Help :(

Zero suggestions on XL4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/06/2012 - 23:10
My XL4 is about two weeks old now, and I have yet to receive one recorded suggestion. I'm seeing the same behavior as on my old S3s--the suggestions list never populates with any shows despite having suggestions turned on and page and pages of thumbs ratings. My Tivo has the current software.

Find TV, Movies & Videos --> Browse TV --> TV --> Suggestions --> "Wait a few hours..."

In the S3, this was a never-resolved issue related to tuning adapters. Disconnecting the TA would allow the list to populate, reconnecting would allow the populated suggestions to record. I assumed they had fixed this issue with the S4s. I called Tivo support and the agent had never heard of this issue in the S3 and suggested an RMA for the XL4.

I've done the only troubleshooting step on tivo.com--turn off suggestions, reboot, turn on suggestions, reboot again.

I haven't seen any other posts detailing problems with the various S4 models and suggestions, so am I unique? What else can I try to enable suggestions?

TiVo Premiere XL Update Software today - horribly slow channel change

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/06/2012 - 22:41
Changing channel with the remote "Channel" button is all of a sudden ridiculously slow since the update this morning.

TiVo Premiere XL.

I am referring to the actual changing of the channel NUMBER, say from 809 to 810, when pressing the "Channel Up" rocker button.

I of course restarted the TiVo but the issue is not resolved.

Has this been noticed by anyone else? I presume this is the update that everyone was referring to in the 11/28 beta thread?

Setting up a P4 killed my P3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:20
I am trying to get a Premiere 4 going - paid the Lifetime fee and it's in process - however when I went through the setup on it - I didn't realize it was using the exact same remote controller ID as my 2 channel Premiere right below it.

Now my old Premiere won't receive cable any more!!!!!! :(

The only thing I can think is that something I did, blew up the cablecard settings for it.

I did have a cablecard from another Tivo in the house I was seeing if I could get working on the P4.... :eek:

I went through the guided setup again on the old Premiere, but still dead cable. hmmm Good news I have had already scheduled the cable guy to come and get the P4 cablecard setup. Now looks like he'll have to do them both!

Any way I can get the remotes to not conflict with each other?

Premier streaming is choppy

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/06/2012 - 18:17
I'm having this issue when trying to stream from one premier to another premier.

The source is hard wired Ethernet cable and the destination is wireless g adapter.

Any ideas?

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Paused video moving?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 12/06/2012 - 17:19
When I press pause on one tuner and go to the next one and watch something or look at what is playing, when I go back to the other tuner the "paused" screen has moved! Maybe just a couple of seconds, or so, or sometimes it's in the next scene. At first I thought it was just my imagination, but now I know it happens. Does anyone know why it does it? Could there be a problem coming? Click


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