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ESPN Channels removed: "Not our problem"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 11:07
For reasons nobody can explain, channels keep getting removed, then added back. Example, Recently ESPN1 and ESPN2 channels were removed. I called Tivo and they tell me (more-or-less), "Not our problem, call your cable company". I call comcast, they check their Comcast DVRs and tell me "Not our problem, our comcast DVRs have the correct lineup, contact Tivo.".... About 3-4 days later, ESPN channels are added back.

This happens a few times a month; various different channels get removed, then get added back. Most of the time the channels that go missing are channels I don't watch, so I don't spend the time\effort to make (futile) phone calls. I watch ESPN, so I wasn't happy that it disappeared from the TiVo's channel lineup (on all 3 Tivos) for a few days.

Anyone have any understanding why Tivo's Channel lineup is removing channels, then adding them back so fequently. And to be clear, there is a TiVo message each time the channels are being removed, and then added back.

HGTV Star - all season thread w/ spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:43
So they changed the name from "Design Star" to "HGTV Star" and my season pass didn't pick it up. I just started watching... still seems like it's focused on designers, so why the name change? :confused:

Anyone watching?

Nothing to add except Vern Yip is getting old. I guess that means I am too. :o

Do You Need A Smart Lock?

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:19

Evan Moore, friend of ZNF, has penned a post on the upcoming wave of so-called smart locks. While this home automation concept isn’t new, a variety of startups are attempting to take the tech mainstream — more accessible and with improved aesthetics. So Evan’s pulled together a comparison matrix that breaks down the features of Kevo, August, [...]

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Multiple TVs showing same show from one of 3 sources

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:11
I’m looking at the TiVo Premier to replace my Comcast cable TV service. I will be going OTA for network TV and keeping the Comcast internet to use Apple TV for shows I can’t get over the air. What I need to know is how can I get whatever signal my main TV is seeing (Tivo, Apple TV, or DVD player) to show simultaneously on a TV in another room. The TVs are both Samsung HDTVs but not smart TVs. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

HDMI Suddenly Died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/26/2013 - 09:08
Tivo Premier box working for over one year. HDMI suddenly stopped working one evening. Unplugged Tivo and TV then tried multiple cables with two different TVs before switching to component cables which work fine.

I guess I will have to send in for repair. Any idea what Tivo charges for repair and what is turn around time? I would just buy a new box but this one has a firmware hack and a 1.5TB Drive :-D

(failure output failed tanked blown stopped working dead no signal)


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:47

Series 3 Tivo HD Capacitor List

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:17
The purpose of this thread is to clarify the ordering information needed to replace the capacitors in a TiVo HD or HD XL.

Step 1: Figure out which model you have. This thread is covering the models TCD652160 and TCD658000. If you have a Series 3 OLED model (TCD 648250 or TCD648250B), then see this post for ordering information: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...93#post9131293

Step 2: Verify that your power supply is made by 3Y Power and has this part number: TiVoPN: SPWR-00011-000 RevB0. The part list in this post is specific to this supply. Pictures of this power supply are in this post: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...62#post9628362

Step 3: Make sure that you can do the work. Capacitors are polarized and must be installed correctly. The trick to soldering is to apply the minimum heat necessary to accomplish the task and enough to get the job done. (In other words try not to burn up your new devices). A video is posted here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...39#post8758939

Step 4: Determine what you want to order. You can opt to change out the caps as they die, or do them all at once.

Step 5: Order your parts. Here's a list that I used from DigiKey.

Code: QTY PART NUMBER                DESCRIPTION                LOCATION
 1  1189-1197-ND  CAP ALUM 470UF 200V 20% RADIAL    C120
 1  493-1896-ND    CAP ALUM 47UF 50V 20% RADIAL      C220
 1  493-5362-1-ND  CAP ALUM 10UF 25V 20% RADIAL      C227
 1  493-5369-1-ND  CAP ALUM 2.2UF 50V 20% RADIAL    C306
 2  P12354-ND      CAP ALUM 1000UF 10V 20% RADIAL    C403,C503
 1  P12376-ND      CAP ALUM 470UF 16V 20% RADIAL    C702
 5  493-6967-ND    CAP ALUM 2200UF 10V 20% RADIAL    C402,C407,C501,C502,C504
 1  P12366-ND      CAP ALUM 1000UF 16V 20% RADIAL    C701 Grand Total: $12.49 + tax + shipping ~$16 in total.

Note, that there are multiple parts which may suffice as replacements, so my list may differ from others. I looked at other part lists posted on this forum and found issues with the specifications of the chosen parts. We want low ESR parts and high ripple currents. We need the ripple current equal to or higher than the original parts. Secondly, I favored parts that were in stock! Lastly, I didn't worry too much about package size since there is plenty of room.

In case you need to substitute a part, here's the original part list and specifications.

 1  CAPXON KF Series  470UF 200V      ?      ?      C120
 1  CAPXON KF Series  47UF 50V      290mA  0.65    C220
 1  CAPXON KF Series  10UF 25V        85mA  2.56    C227
 1  CAPXON KF Series  2.2UF 50V      55mA  2.8    C306
 2  CAPXON KF Series  1000UF 10V    1.43A  .038  C403,C503
 1  CAPXON KF Series  470UF 16V      1.03A  .053  C702
 5  OST RLS Series    2200UF 10V    2.15A  .022  C402,C407,C501,C502,C504
 1  OST RLS Series    1000UF 16V    1.82A  .023  C701 Note: I could not find a data sheet for the 200V capacitor, so the ripple current and impedence is unknown.

Tivo 4 tuner and Charter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:06
I want to get a 4 turner and I have a HD now with a cable card and tuning adapter. Tivo said I can't record any Channels that are analog so does that mean any low channels that don't have a matching HD channel with charter won't work? Am I missing something?

Two Premieres, one room, remote question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:18
i've searched around but i can't really get a clear answer.

here's the situation, i would like to have two Premieres in the same room.

it sounds like i would need two remotes, each one set to a different remote address.

remote A set to address 1 and Tivo A set to address 1

remote B set to address 2 and Tivo B set to address 2

of course i would to remember which remote controls which Tivo but i can put labels on them

am i thinking right?


TiVo Mini and Digital Copy Protection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 17:26
I have two TiVos and I know many channels, HBO for example, disable multi-room viewing using digital copy protection codes. For example, a movie I record on one TiVo cannot be copied and watched in another room by a different TiVo.

Does the TiVo Mini have similar limitations? If I record a channel on the base TiVo for a show that uses copy protection, can it be streamed to the room with the TiVo Mini?

Thinking of buying TiVo Mini but wasn't sure if the multi-room viewing would actually work since so many channels turn on copy protection now.

tivo desktop plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 14:43
after following instructions to installing tivo desktop plus, we linked the tivo to our computer and tried to transfer programs. The programs show in the menu to choose which ones to transfer but some have a red X before the name of the program. What does this mean?

Getting the right channel lineup (Tivo S3)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:06

I've searched the forums but couldn't find exactly what I needed. Apologies if my search wasn't good enough.

So, a couple weeks ago my S3 wouldn't stay up. We sent it to Weaknees, and they did some sort of software reset, (wiping the disks :-( ) and now it stays up fine.

Since this whole process took a couple of weeks, I had no guide data. I did a call, and while the status was success, there was still no program data. Support from Tivo said the unit was still broken, since it wasn't holding data, and Weakness says it takes up to 24 hours to load, but I should still see program info starting to populate.

Hours and few calls later, still no data. My husband suggested maybe trying to update the sw, and there I found what was the issue. I had no channels selected.

I went through guided setup, and that's where my question comes. My cable provider is Comcast in Mountain View, Ca. Comcast wasn't a choice. The choices were Att Uverse and one other choice that listed some I've never heard of. After playing around for a while, I figured out how to make it figure it (question was is Fox on 2? yes).

It's now about 80% correct. There are however some channel differences - for example Bravo and a local are switched.

Anyone have any idea how to correct this? I asked Tivo support why it didn't have the right channels, and she said try a nearby zip code. Huh?

thanks so much!

'Broadchurch' - Starring David Tennant - BBC America

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 11:52

Quote: Created by regular Doctor Who scribe Chris Chibnall, the show tracks a pair of cops, played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, as they attempt to solve the murder of an 11-year-old boy and, along the way, uncover a multitude of sins in the titular seaside town. Starts August 7 on BBC America.

I watched this via magical means a while ago and found it be very very good. Fantastic acting by David Tennant.

Check it out.



'HBO Go,' yes; 'Showtime Anywhere,' no on TW

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 10:55
I love HBO Go, which allows you to watch all the previous seasons of a show so you can fully appreciate the new episodes. I only recently got HBO after many years and I used it to catch up on "Game of Thrones," "The Newsroom," "Boardwalk Empire," "Girls" and "Veep."

I likewise recently got Showtime after many years, but it's been much harder to catch up on "Dexter," "The Borgias," and "Shameless. I have to buy the episodes or wait for a marathon to record them. pia.
I still haven't seen the first season of "Homeland."

Time Warner provides HBO Go, but not Showtime Anywhere, does anyone have an idea why this is?

Vudu app?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 06/25/2013 - 05:08

I recently purchased a Tivo Premier XL4 and am disappointed that there is no Vudu application. While I'm happy netflix and amazon are there, I'd really like to see Vudu. Now I need to switch to another device to access Vudu and would just love for my Tivo to give me all of my media right from that box.

Any idea when this will be added?


PC sleep mode and Tivo server

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:24
I have a Desktop PC that has archived shows with a wired connection to my Tivo Premiere XL. I have the PC set to go into sleep mode after a while (saving the Earth -you're welcome) which should be fine. I wiggle a wireless mouse near my TV in the other room, and the PC wakes up.
I'm using Tivo desktop and for some reason, the woken computer doesn't show up on the Tivo "Now PLaying" screen unless I manually go to my PC and click "pause server", and then re-start it. Then it shows up instantly. But I'm curious if there's any way to not have to restart the Tivo server after sleep mode on the PC for it to show up in my Now Playing list.

Thoughts? Comments? Insults?
BTW - I've tried alternatives, and Tivo Desktop is the best software for me - so kmttg is not a solution.

Xfinity VOD Freezes after 3-5 seconds

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:45
We have a Tivo Premier XL and our market has Comcast Ondemand but we've never used it before. What happens is when we go to watch any VOD from Ondemand, it shows the full 30 minutes but after a few second it just freezes. Everything else works fine and we have premium channels like HBO working no problems.

Any suggestions on what this could be?

Under the Dome - S01E01 - 6/24/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:16
Just finished watching it. I thought it was great summer fare! Looking forward to more of this.

So what did they know a year ago? Anxious to find out.

TiVo Streaming Music Control Via Mobile

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:05
OK, I'll tell you what I'm looking for and you tell me if something like this exists or is possible:

My AV receiver (that the TiVo Series 3 is connected to) is also connected to my outdoor speakers for my back patio. When I want to listen to music, currently I go in the house and start the music (TiVo streaming music off my desktop) and then go back outside. If I want to change the album/playlist, I have to go back inside and change it.

I would like to be able to control it from my phone outside. It would be great to be able to browse my music library and select what's playing next. Right now the best I could do would be to stream music via Youtube and have my phone paired to that, but the quality isn't good and it doesn't have all my music.

Is there anything like this out there?

Issue with TiVo HD and Netflix

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/24/2013 - 22:02
Is anyone else having any issues with Netflix on TiVoHD systems? I get the "Please Wait" gray screen for about 5 minutes and then it goes back to my main screen. It does it regardless of where I select Netflix, either from Now Playing or Video on Demand, both options go gray background back to main screen.


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