My 90-year-old mother is in a nursing home and very dependent on her TiVo (Premier) and Vizio TV. Her new roommate has an LG TV. It turns out that Vizio and LG televisions use the same coding in their IR remotes. Result: two old ladies sitting in their wheelchairs turning each other's TV on and off and changing each other's volume. They had no idea what was going on, and it took me awhile to figure it out. (At least the TiVo keeps them from changing each other's channels as well.)
Both are on Medicaid, can't afford new TVs (Medicaid takes all but $35/month of whatever income you have). I can't give my mother a new TV; Medicaid would consider that "income." A little box of electronics in the sub-$100 range would probably be acceptable. The TVs are about 8' apart, there's no way to separate them further and IR bounces all over the room.
A possible solution would be a small receiver that uses different IR codes AND has a controllable AC socket that the TV can be plugged into. But for under $100?
3rd good episode in a row, IMO.
I have a Panasonic HD TV. Model # is TH-42PZ85U. It is exactly 5 years old.
On my TV, when I want to change the source input(e.g., changing from "HDMI 1" over to "HDMI 2") my regular TV remote can do this quite easily. My TV remote gives me an on screen display and allows me to go up or down between the source inputs.
I have a Tivo premiere with the "regular" remote control(not Glo, not slide remote, etc.)
I tried to program the "TV input" function on the Tivo remote. If I repeatedly hit the "TV input" key on the remote, it will allow me to scroll DOWN the TV input sources. However, it does will not allow me to go UP.
Also, the Tivo remote does not allow me to hit the source number. On my TV, HDMI is numbered 1, composite input is number 4, etc. My TV remote allows me to hit "1" or "4" and jump to the desired input.
Anyone know about this? Is there a way that I can set this up so that it will allow me the same functionality on the Tivo remote for this task that I am able to do with the regular remote?
Anyone else in Rhode Island with missing SDV channels since mid last week?
44 new channels were switched to SDV.....All are missing.
Example 1195, 1158, 1153,.........
I really like my mini - Comcast on demand works, tunes live TV well, but Stream baby stream shows up in the app list, sees my network, navigates through the folders, shows the video file - I go play then it gives an error (on all and any file).
Is supposed to work? or an I just wishing?
I have two series 2 tivos with lifetime sub. I just installed desktop on my laptop. It sees one of the tivos, but not the other. Both are set to transfer in my account and they both see each other. Why isn't desktop seeing both?
I have an over the air antenna and a TiVo premiere dvr the antenna is a powered antenna the pixilation happens on all channels I put in a non powered amplifier still pixales on some channels any other suggestion on solving my situation
Why can't Netflix movies be temporarily saved like Amazon movies? This is very useful when trying to watch movies during high traffic times when the internet is slow. Also the pause and other functions work faster on recordings then they do on streaming. The buffering on Saturday night is very annoying.
I'm trying to get an ethernet connection next to my Mini which is in a bedroom away from the router. I want to hook up a PS3 or Roku next to the Mini. I have FiOS with Moca.
When I take the coax from the wall and put it to the input of the Moca adapter and the output going to the Mini, the ethernet connection works but the Mini doesnt have a Moca signal.
When I hook the Mini up directly it connects via Moca just fine but then my ethernet adapter doesnt work. I tried using a splitter with one cable going straight to the Mini and another cable going to the Moca Adapter and when I did that the Mini works fine but still no ethernet. Ethernet only works when I Dont have the mini connected.
Thank you in advance for any help!!
Using desktop 2.8.3 (free version). In Pick Recordings to Transfer, the 'Start Transfer button' is greyed out, no matter what show I choose. This started when a download stopped about 75% of the way through, as though it were completed, and the partial show is viewable on the computer. Rebooted computer, restarted Tivo, cleared the cache. Also, tried to do a direct transfer by changing the date back before February 16, logging in to Tivo now playing. Transfers start, but then interrupt about halfway through.
Any thoughts other than flaky drive on Tivo? Everything on the TIVO itself is viewable, including shows that I've tried to download.
Just installed three Mini's this weekend! So far all is good. But I do have some questions for you guys.
1) Lets say game is on and you want all TVs to view it at the same time. Is this possible? At the same point in the stream? Or does it have. Be recorded from the main TiVo and then all other Mini's stream?
2) if someone is watching a show on a Mini via live TV, is there any way a person on another Elite or Mini jump onto that stream? For example, upstairs yells down, check out this show... And then I can pop on and view it? Or again, does there need to be a recording?
I know the Mini actually records the live TV, but it does not show up on the main Tivo unit as a recording. At least from what I could find. IMO, that should be available to all TiVo units.
So I am really trying to find the best way to watch my TiVo away from home. I bought a TiVo stream thinking I could find a way to VPN it, but it seems as of now that is not possible. So I am considering returning the stream and trying a Slingbox, an HDhomerun, or maybe eagle eyetv (not too sure if last one is possible).
Does anyone have suggestions or experience on using any of this items away from home on an iPhone or a mini?
The premier that is hosting the mini works with Comcast on Demand just fine. I am using 1Gbps Ethernet for connecting Mini to my home network.
The first time I tried Comcast On Demand on the mini, it listed the shows just fine but when I tried to play one, I got an error that it has run into some error and I should try later. (no, I did not write down the error).
Just to make sure On Demand is working, I went to premier, watched a couple on Demand shows and then came back to mini and this time I can't even get the listings. I get an error with some reference what seems to be a server address with some TiVo and Comcast in the name. And then it asks me to call my service provider.
But knowing how clueless Comcast tech support is, I am not going to bother. They are going to ask me if I have a Comcast DVR and claim that I must have a Comcast DVR in order to get on Demand and I am sure they have not heard of Mini.
So, anybody got their mini working with On Demand?
~4.5 watts during standby
Measured with my Kill-a-Watt.
I recently got an older DELL desktop from a family member. Instead of stripping it and reloading windows, I thought I might try to use its internal SATA drive in a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo I have sitting around (without a drive).
Its a Western Digital Caviar "Green" one. Model #WD5000AAVS-00N7B0. I have a Series 3 image to put on it so can this be used in a Series 3? I also realized these "green" drives have the intellipark feature and this needs to be disabled, correct? If so, how or where can I go to that will tell me how to do it correctly so it can then be used in a TiVo?
Is there a difference in a Premiere XL vs a HD XL for network speed? If I use Tivo Desktop to copy a program from the Premiere to my desktop, it takes a little over a n hour for a 1 hour program. It takes 5 hours from the HD X to the same desktop PC (running win7).
Both use the wireless-G Tivo adapter, both are right next to each other.
Any ideas why the HD is so much slower?
In typical fashion while discussing a phone issue, the AT&T rep begins his spiel about U-Verse. So I stop him at the beginning on the part where he says "other products" and inform him that I am not interested in U-Verse. He politely asked why and I proceeded to inform him that I have been a Tivo customer since the beginning and wasn't about to give up on them now regardless of how badly the people at Charter treat me (great topic for the next post). I continued to explain that when AT&T makes a product that is compatible with my Tivo I would consider it. I even volunteered that more customer service reps should take lessons from the folks at AT&T...
...and that's when he said it. He said "we are now". I heard the words "memo last week" and "cable cards are coming soon". As he explained it, I must retain my cable card through my cable company but the U-Verse product would indeed work through my Tivo. Now this great representative of the U-Verse is either a wonderfully blossoming idiot or my hero. I do not know which just yet; hence this post.
Is there anyone out in Tivoland that could help clarify the subject matter of this thread? Has anyone heard of such a thing as Tivo working with something other than cable or is this information new and unannounced to the general public from the great and mighty AT&T?
I allowed him to go ahead and schedule an installation despite my skepticism and they will be here next Saturday to inform me of the good or bad news.
Thoughts and comments please.
Its the middle of the month and the new season of Merlin that has been in our Season pass manager since last season did not begin recording the new season of Merlin on Syfy?
When we look in the guide it is not even listed but the shows are on every week. How do I get my guide to show me all that is available so I can set it to record?
I can watch on my premiere, but can't watch on my mini?
Says to policy restrictions this cannot be played on "unknown" or something like that.
Can't watch the hobbit, or choose my first 3 seasons of modern family downloads.
However, if I choose to play the entire folder which begins with several tivo recorded tivo episodes...it plays one right after the other even the DL'd protected ones.
What gives? Any ideas?