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Where Does The Tivo Get Its Guide From?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 12:18
I just got my first Tivo and I was wondering where the Tivo gets its guide from?

Not Zap2it,I hope,because it's completely inaccurate for my area.

Chasing Classic Car(mercials)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:45
Anyone else watch this show? I used to love it, until the newest episodes.

Holy smokes, the product placement is so forced and awkward!

I only watched the first episode with the two Mercedes going to auction. Even without the grotesque product placement, it couldn't have been more boring. No story about the cars, getting them, fixing them up, test drives.. just "here are two really expensive cars I'm selling at auction for clients". Snooze. The product placements made it even worse.

I feel like poor Wayne Carini was forced into this (both the product placements and the poor plot/scripts).

I'm not sure I can fathom the second episode.

Where Does The Tivo Get Its Guide From?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:38
I'm new at this.

Just got a used Tivo Premiere off of Ebay.

All set up,but haven't activated yet.I'm procrastinating. LOL

I found out through the Tivo Help Forum that the tivo.com/activate page is NOT working -for new users.


Where does the Tivo gets its guide data from?

Not Zap2it,I hope,because it's inaccurate for my postal code.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:30
Just watched movie Twonky the little tivo guy come to life.

TiVo remote codes for Craig Model CLC512?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:44
I was unsuccessful using the Tivo-supplied codes to set up the remote to work with a Craig Model CLC512.

A Forum search turned up nothing.

Any suggestions?

Fox Fall 2013 Schedule

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:33
8-9 PM – Bones (fall) /Almost Human (new; late fall)
9-10 PM – Sleepy Hollow (new; fall) / The Following (midseason)

8-8:30 PM – Dads (new)
8:30-9 PM – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (new)
9-9:30 PM – New Girl
9:30-10 PM – The Mindy Project

8-10 PM – The X Factor (fall) /American Idol (midseason)

8-9 PM – The X Factor Results (fall) / American Idol Results (midseason)
9-10 PM – Glee (fall) / Rake (new; midseason)

8-9 PM – Junior Masterchef (new; fall)
9-10 PM – Sleepy Hollow encores (fall)

8-9 PM – Bones (late fall)
9-9:30 PM – Raising Hope (late fall)
9:30-10 PM – Enlisted (new; late fall)

7-10:30 PM – Fox Sports Saturday
11 PM-12:30 AM – Animation Domination

7-7:30 PM – NFL Game (fall)
7-8 PM - The OT (fall)
8-8:30 PM – The Simpsons
8:30-9 PM - Bob’s Burgers
9-9:30 PM - Family Guy
9:30-10 PM – American Dad

Mad Men "Man with a Plan" (OAD 05/12/2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:02
Not sure about "50 Shades of Grey" Don Draper. Part of me thinks he was doing that to drive Sylvia away after hearing her fighting with Arnold. I think in his head he didn't want to deal with a situation similar to what happened to Pete a few episodes ago.

Nice to see Peggy still not afraid to tell Don what she thinks. Funny as hell to see Don get Ted drunk at work. Saw that coming.

Feel bad for Pete. Crazy mom can't be any fun.

Interesting they played RFK's assassination at the end, no real reactions other than Don/Megan.

And Joan protected Bob during the layoffs. Interesting to see what's up with that.

Oh, and Roger getting to fire Burt Peterson again was epic.

FiOS CC pairing nightmare with Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 09:26
I'm a long-time TiVo customer (NY/Long Island area) and have owned every model since the original back in '99. I currently have three TiVo's in the house - an old S2 and two Premieres. There haven't been any major issues to report until this past Friday when I switched from Cablevision Optimum to Verizon FiOS.

Like a good/responsible customer, I did my part in preparing for the install by running the Guided Setup before they showed up, so that all TiVo's in the house were ready by the time the techs came out.

FiOS showed up promptly @ 9am on Friday morning and the initial setup (ONT, running wires, etc.) surprising took only 1 1/2 hours. They setup the S2 with no issues - connected it to a STB and validated that I received every subscribed channel. Then the cable card nightmare started with the Premieres... The first 2-man team only had 3 m-cards - one for each of my Premieres and an extra. They tried to activate/pair the cards for about 6 hours, but they weren't getting any reception on either TiVo... no channels were coming through. Then a second 2-man team showed up (around 5pm) with two more cards and they had the same issues - couldn't pair either Premiere unit and none of the channels were coming through. On the "test channels" screen it showed "No Channels Available" and LiveTV had a grey screen with "Channel Not Available, Contact Your Cable Provider For More Info".

I had TiVo tech support on a 3-way call with FiOS FSC and the in-home FiOS techs... FiOS said the cards showed active on their side, but TiVo couldn't confirm the same on my end. My "Conditional Access" screen supported the TiVo tech support in that the "Con: = No" and "Val: = 0" - so the cards were neither activated or paired on my end. Then TiVo tech support noted that there was a high failure rate on the CC's (something like 40%) and that FiOS should come back and test a few more.

The next day (Saturday) another 2-man crew showed up with a set of 8 cards and not a single one worked. Day 2 and another 6 hours later and we were no closer to a resolution. I'm simply not getting a signal on either TiVo Premiere. The FiOS techs again called FSC and they had them retest the incoming RG6 at each location, but the signal was fine. The odd thing is - when hooked up to the FiOS STB's, I had perfect video and received every channel from my subscription package... but when switching back to the TiVo's - no signal at all.

I spent another 2 1/2 hours on a 3-way call with Verizon tier-2 and TiVo tech support yesterday AM and they continued to blame each other for the CC issue, but I'm the one stuck in the middle having to deal with this nonsense. FYI - I had no issues with the Optimum CC's (with the use of a TA). Switching back to Optimum is not an option for many reasons - much higher monthly expense, slower internet, not to mention the time and effort spent over the last 3 days trying to work this out - this setup obviously works for others and I refuse to give up!

So here's the recap:
- Two TiVo Premieres, neither works with FiOS CC's. Between Friday and Saturday, we went through a dozen Motorola m-cards and neither would pair.
- We confirmed (and re-confirmed) that the activation/pairing info is correct for every card on both ends - Pod ID, Host ID and Data.
- FiOS insists that the cards are showing activated, however, my TiVo's are showing they're not - Con:=No; Val:=0; VCTID=0 (in Network Setup).
- 6 different FiOS techs were in my home over the weekend trying to get this to work without any success (only 1 out of 6 was at all knowledgeable with TiVo, albeit limited).
- This was been elevated to tier-2 FiOS support, but they're just as clueless as the in-home techs and tier-1 support. They maintain that they've done as much as they could on their end.

My brother (who lives one town over) has the same Premiere unit with a FiOS CC and had no issues with installation/activation/pairing. I can't be the only person with this issue... Can anyone here help?? Could the fact that I have an older Actiontec router (MI424WR rev.F) have anything to do with the FiOS to TiVo communication issues?

Thanks in advance!

Video Stream some other formats?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 09:08
Quote: Originally Posted by Dan203 (Post 9620490) TiVo has hardware support for the required DLNA formats and most of the optional formats as well.

The only required formats are MPEG-2 video and LPCM audio, both of which they support. We know they can also decode H.264 and WMV video (the original Netflix used WMV) as well as MP3, MP2, AC3 and WMA audio. Not 100% sure about MPEG-4 pt.2 but since the chip can do H.264 it can probably also do MPEG-4 pt.2. So that only leaves ATRAC3 audio, which is not widely used anyway.

Also the containers DLNA requires are PS, TS, MP4 and ASF all of which TiVo supports. (ASF is what WMV uses) So they're covered there as well.

The fact that DLNA is so restricted is actually why TiVo should be able to support it. Has anybody made any serious attempts with those audio and video formats above? WMV video, ASF, WMA, AC3, and MP2 audio?
I don't even know what some of those things are (like PS, TS)

I'd love to find out WMV and ASF work some way...may have to "trick it" like I did for streaming .TiVo files.
Quote: Originally Posted by davidblackledge (Post 7004524) Rather simple, actually. Just claim they're a supported video format. video/mpeg, and I even tried video/mp4 at one time and that seems to work as well. It works for files fed directly from a tivo, or files I downloaded to my desktop. (there is an additional required step mentioned in a reply by wmcbrine)

My usual problem is not having a known good file to test stuff with ;]

Game of Thrones S3E7 05/13/2013 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 06:50
Well, well, well...Jaime is the hero of this tale afterall...I'm surprised Brienne was not raped first.

The Arya portion of the story has just become a little absurd.

Excellent nudity this week. Long overdue!

I suspected Orell was in love with Igrit, but I changed my mind when he cut her loose last week. I should have known better. he's just a jerk who loves himself more, that's all.

Froum Testing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:32
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ABC to offer live streaming to cable/sat subscribers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 22:07

Quote: "Watch ABC" will debut this fall and allow viewers to watch the network from mobile devices and tablets when they are away from home. Watch ABC will basically be a live stream of the network's feed as well as local programming such as news.

There are some catches. The service is only available to people who already have a pay-TV provider. Also, it will initially not be available in every market because ABC needs to reach distribution agreements for Watch ABC with all its local affiliates.

The first two markets to have Watch ABC will be New York and Philadelphia starting May 14, where ABC owns the stations. Then ABC will roll the service out to other markets where it owns local TV stations including KABC-TV Los Angeles. and a few more bits of info about it from the NY Times


Quote: While Apple devices came first, other phones and tablets will be supported in the coming months, Mr. Cheng said. Securing the necessary rights from programming providers was laborious, but ABC will be able to stream all of its stations’ local newscasts, syndicated talk shows like “Katie,” and national series like “Grey’s Anatomy.” Quote: In the future, ABC will withhold its most recent TV episodes from the free versions of Hulu and ABC.com, further limiting access to paying subscribers of cable and satellite providers only.

Survivor Caramoan 5-12-13 Finale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 21:08

So glad Cochran won!

Thinking of Windows 8 desktop to run streambaby and pytivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:00
I am thinking of using an inexpensive desktop running Windows 8 to stream media via Streambaby and Pytivo.

I was using an LX195 running WHS 2008. However, most of the features I don't need. I am doing backups manual myself with Second Copy application.

Other than power consumption, are there any drawbacks I may not be aware of?

Please let me know. Thanks.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:12

Any way to have "Record from VCR" recordings grouped?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:22
I have a Humax Tivo that allows recordings from VCR. I use that feature to copy in videos of my kid's sports events. This means I have lots of recordings in the Now Playing like this:

Swim meet 1/21
Swim meet 1/28
Swim meet 2/15

Does anyone know of a way to group those in the listing? I want it to instead be:

Swim meet

Like it would for a TV show with multiple episodes.

NBC Fall 2013 lineup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:16
NBC 2013-14

Fall 2013

8:00PM The Voice
10:00PM The Blacklist (NEW!) ( James Spader)

8:00PM The Biggest Loser
9:00PM The Voice
10:00PM Chicago Fire

8:00PM Revolution
9:00PM Law & Order: SVU
10:00PM Ironside (NEW!)

8:00PM Parks & Recreation
8:30PM Welcome to the Family (NEW!)
9:00PM Sean Saves the World (NEW!)
9:30PM The Michael J. Fox Show (NEW!)
10:00PM Parenthood

8:00PM Dateline
9:00PM Grimm
10:00PM Dracula (NEW!)

8:00PM Repeats

7:00PM Football Night in America
8:15PM Sunday Night Football

Mid-Season 2014 (changes only):

8:00PM The Voice
9:00PM The Family Guide (NEW!)
9:30PM About A Boy (NEW!)

10:00PM Crossbones (NEW!)

Sundays (Post NFL)
7:00PM Dateline
8:00PM American Dream Builders (NEW!)
9:00PM Believe (NEW!)
10:00PM Crisis (NEW!)

Brand new Premieres

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:37
I have some NIB TiVos available, all unopened.
Premiere 75 - $125
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $340
Mini - $85
Plus actual shipping

Please PM me

from satellite to tivo for OTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:28
I'm currently a Directv subscriber but I find more and more that I'm mostly watching netflix or the OTA channels through the satellite receiver so I'm toying with the idea of dumping directv. I can get my OTA channels from an antenna but the DVR is my hangup. I use DVR a lot. Has anyone else dumped their cable or satellite provider and use Tivo as an OTA DVR? How is that working for you?


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