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Moving from Comcast to DirecTV. Need some guidance!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:01
Hello All,

I currently have one each of a Series 1, Series 2 (both Sonys) and the original Series 3 TiVo w/ 2 cable cards, all working with my Comcast. Both the Series 1 and Series 2 are using Comcast's Digital Adapters, receiving more than just the basic channels. I can use my TiVo remotes with them, and all works just fine.

Except for the Comcast pricing.

I was looking at what all my neighbors have: DirecTV, but none of them have TiVos... just the DirecTV company's current DVR.

Here's what I would like to know...

If I jump the Comcast ship, I can get the DirecTivo HD for (I believe) $199.

What would I need to do for the other TV's upstairs? I would only want very limited channels... equivalent to basic. I'd have to give the Comcast Digital Adapters back.

Is there such a thing as plugging in the coax from the Directv into the back of the Series 1 and Series 2 to get ANYTHING at all? I could be wrong, but I thought I remembered seeing, during the start-up process, a choice for DirecTV... but maybe not.

If the regular coax won't produce any results, what is the DirecTV equivalent to the Comcast Digital Adapter? Something bare minimum (Comcast charged me $0.50 each for theirs) just to get the basics up and running on that TiVo.

Lastly... do any of these boxes need a phone line to update, or am I thinking about something else altogether.

I've been a long-time member of this forum, helping whenever I could.... now it's time that I need to ask for help! And, of course, thanks in advance!!!

series 2 won't boot up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:41
I got a R10 that suddenly gives the message "powering up" and then "just a few more minutes" and when it normally goes to Directv is comes back with "no signal". The green light is on but will not communicate. I attached a rf satellite finder and booted up with it inline. This is the first time I used this meter. Could I have shorted out the power supply or does this sound like something else?

Networked TiVo's not showing up in each other's Now Playing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:53
Seems to be related to the software settings at tivo.com as far as I can tell.

I have rebooted both systems and when they come up, they can see each other in the Now Playing list and shows transfer just fine. But, give it a few minutes after the reboot for them to ping tivo.com again and then it goes away from the NP list.

Any ideas?

This has been working for a long time, so I'm not sure what's up.

Guide showing "Upcoming:" on most of the channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 14:19
I've been manually connecting to TIVO to download the guide for a few weeks now off my iPhone hotspot since I lost my home wifi (long story) and I have to keep manually doing it 5 or 6 times until it goes through however a few days ago the guide is showing with lots of channels displaying "Upcoming: (then the name of some show)" on most of the channels.

I restarted the TIVO Premiere and downloaded the guide again but still the same thing. Anyone else having this happen to them?

'Low Winter Sun' - AMC's new drama starring Lennie James

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:11

Quote: The AMC original series Low Winter Sun is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Low Winter Sun begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life, and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Starts August 11.

Low Winter Sun

How do you connect your Tuning Adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:08
I have split my coax signal between my Tivo and the required Cisco TA with the USB being the only connection between the two devices.

I had a blank screen even and called Tivo tech support. After going through the paces and verifying the connections, the CSR suggested removing the splitter and connecting the coax to TA in series before the Tivo. I took that suggestion under advisement and retained my setup. I had be advised that the splitter within the Cisco TA is inferior to high quality stand alone splitters.

So how do you make the tuning adapter connection?

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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