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Fios phone tech says HBO not possible with S3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 12:38
After spending 2 hours trying to get my new HBO subscription with Verizon FiOS to work on my OLED Series3, the tech spoke to some other department who told him its just not possible for me to get the channels to work on this model. He said its not a matter of encryption, but the fact that HBO channels are the only ones to use the MPEG4 format or something. Is this BS? I got HBO without a problem with Cablevision, and with FiOS I get Showtime with no issues (as well as Starz, Cinemax, etc. whenever they have free previews).

He advised me to call TiVo, but I don't see what they can do. Help?

Is it the cable card or the tuning adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 08:26
I was trying to setup a new premier i ordered from TiVo's Black Friday sale....

Downloaded the software for new TiVo all done

This was going to replace my TiVo HD that was working fine (was going to my kids room)

So I took off the TiVo HD set it aside.
Connected the new premier with a new tuning adapter, and new cable card and it won't work. Reports and unplugging a done multiple signals sent from cablevision to the TA and CC.

Called TiVo they said if I'm stuck at the acquiring channel info screen with 75% its the CC

So called Cable to pair my good cable card for the premier using the new and old tuning adapter NO GOOD

Tried to put the known working cable card back to the TiVo HD with the old tuning adapter like I had before I even messed with the new stuff and guess what....the old setup I had wont work after working flawlessly for over a year.

I haven't had many hiccups over the years with TiVo and now I spent over 3 hrs futzing with this and now can't even get the stuff that worked back to the way it was

BTW I have another premier downstairs which is fine it wasn't near or touched at all during this whole process

Please help......my cable company is clueless

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Big Bird stuttering on download and streaming!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 08:02

Having issues with downloads and streaming stuttering audio and video on specific content.

Local channel, Sesame Street. Fios. Stuttering so bad it's unwatchable. Stuttering on both iPhone 4S and iPad 2, regardless of download quality. Tried multiple downloads and quality. Stuttering/skipping on streaming as well.

Does not stutter on TiVo.

No stuttering on a different channel (history channel) - streaming or download.

Any insights. I bought the stream for downloads for my daughter in the car/etc. The stuttering/skipping makes it too bad to watch.

Craig Ferguson Show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 07:31
I never see threads about this show and it is the only late night I regularly record.
If you are a sporadic watcher or a used to watch person, this coming week might be a good time to check it out.
They've moved to a larger studio, Geoff is now voiced live every night with improv (he's clearly old friends with Craig as their banter has chemistry).
And they're getting a live band all next week.

They have been on fire for a couple of weeks- if you ever liked him it's a good time to watch!
I've copied this for your viewing pleasure:
Quote: Monday, December 3 Actor/Producer Seth MacFarlane, model Miranda Kerr
Tuesday, December 4 Actress Reba McEntire
Wednesday, December 5 Musican Richie Sambora
Thursday, December 6 Actor/Comedian Denis Leary
Friday, December 7 Actress Julie Delpy
All week: Richie Sambora as The Late Late Show House Band Shameless plug over!

Is the clock 40 min off?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 06:42

Hmm now it's not.

TiVo Premiere TCD746500 High-Definition DVR & Stream Package $200

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 05:26
I saw this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TiVo+Pre...6500&lp=2&cp=1 on BestBuy this morning.

$200 for the two-tuner Premiere, 500Gb and the stream. Don't know how good of a deal it is really, because I have a stack of Premiere's and have been picking them up pretty cheap.

SP problems for The Hour

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 12/02/2012 - 01:45
I set up a Season Pass for the BBC America series The Hour (a 6 episode miniseries that started last Wednesday). The Season Pass correctly picked up the second episode on December 5 but not the third episode on December 12. The episode is in the guide already but for some reason it does not show up as an upcoming episode for the series. So I have set up a second season pass. Who knows which pass (if any) will get the remaining episodes.

Rock Center on NBC - 12/6/12 - interview w/Apple CEO: Tim Cook

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 23:08
Was mentioned on NBC Nightly News the other day. Figured some people here might be interested when it airs. I don't normally watch this show.


It's (yet) not on CNBC. :D

Suburgatory "Friendship Fish" 11/28/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 18:23
I've all but given up on this show, but watched this episode. I could have sworn Jeremy Sisto said "Oh, *****" in one scene. I watched it 3 times, and it still sounded like it.

looking for dual tuner tivo w lifetime & selling series 2 ST w lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 18:12
Hey all,

so I have a tivo series 2 thats only single tuner with lifetime service. Have been renting a tivo from RCN (premier 1?) and its great but I can't really afford to rent it anymore lots of downgrading so i'm looking to buy a series 2 with a dual tuner and/or potentially trading my tivo2 single tuner w a fee for a dual tuner of some sort so I can downgrade the cable but have a dual tuner tivo...

once you have a tivo I guess you can't go back hah.

So questions:

is the series 2 single tuner w lifetime service worth much?

anyone selling a dual tuner tivo w/ lifetime service thats not expensive??

Thanks in advance!

TiVo Premiere Elite for sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 17:26
I have a TiVo Premiere Elite (XL4) for sale. It has a brand new 2TB hard drive and comes with brand new TiVo Glo Remote. Includes the following cables: HDMI, composite AV, ethernet, power.

Make me an offer before I put it up on eBay.

Connecting 2 series 2 TiVos, 2 digital converters, DVD player to '04 Samsung DLP TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 13:55
Can anyone please help me with the "order" of connections? I have Suddenlink cable, 2 TiVo Series 2 boxes, 2 digital converter boxes from Suddenlink, a DVD player, and a Samsung big screen DLP TV. Do I daisy chain the TiVos somehow? Or use a splitter so cable goes to each converter box and then each converter box to a TiVo? If so, where do I go from each TiVo?
R. Martin

TIVO 1 with Digital TV channels and analog TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:56
I was getting basic Comcast channels on my old CRT just fine until a week ago or so.Now all I see is that I will need a digitla QAM TV. What is the best solution to receive the digital channels and convert them to Video to feed to the back of the TIVI without going to have to go to Comcast ? I see an Apex TV tuner converter ( DT250A) -- will this solve my problem ? Is thare a better ( cheaper ?) way to do this ?

FS Question: To rebuild & sell or just sell (Tivo HD w/Lifetime)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:35
i have a tivo hd with lifetime service on it with a dead 1TB hard drive.

does the collective wisdom suggest i sell it as-is, or put a hard drive in it and sell? is it better to sell on ebay or here on the tivo forums?

thoughts? THX!


Has Tivo Dropped the Multi-Unit Discount?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:08
My Series 3 is getting a little long in the tooth (still works fine) and I'm starting think about the newer models, especially the Premiere 4. I went to Tivo's website to check prices and I don't see a multi-unitdiscount price listed. Yes, I logged on to the website and accessed through "My Account." And my series 3 is active (although I did have it off for a while when I got a free trial on the cable company DVR and thought I'd check it out).

So, what's the deal? Did they take away the discount from existing users? (If so, that sucks. I've felt like Tivo is nickel and diming us before.)

Really dumb TIVO HD question; where's the cable card slot?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 09:13
We have a series 3 TIVO the cable card slots are in the back. Looking at the TIVO HD pictures I don't see the cable card slot.

eBay questions: with or w/o a subscription, receiver or DVR?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 07:03
Sorry, for the newbie questions, I have started reading though the FAQ's and technical changes to the Premiere line, but haven't finished yet. :o
I'm remotely thinking about getting a TiVo used from e-Bay. After scanning through the offerings I have a couple of across the board questions;

1. I see many of these are listed as "receivers" not DVR's. Most of those appear to be ones with no subscription, but some with still are calling them "receivers. Am I missing something here?

2. Considering prices, I really don't see any advantage with the ones that don't have a lifetime subscription. Are there any advantages since the bare decks don't seem to be that much cheaper??

3. I also see different procedures regarding transferring subscriptions. Some say the original owner has to call first, before the buyer does.

4. Which number is needed to reactivate the subscription, the S/N or this TDS (?) number?

Netflix 4:3 content displayed in Zoom?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 12/01/2012 - 06:38
EDIT: It just corrected itself, after playing Farscape S01E01, very odd....

I just noticed that all Netflix 4:3 content on both my TiVos is being displayed at Zoom 16:9 mode I cannot find a way to change the format,
No the TV is not set to Zoom.
I have the second Fall Update
All the StarTrek TV series are a good test.

The 4:3 content plays fine on my computers, Is this a new bug?
My Bluray player also displays correctly.

Connecting a expander to a unsubbed HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:28
I have a Tivo HD being used without a subcription as a security camera recorder. Can I add a expander drive without having to connect to the 'mothership' and causing the recording option to be shut down?

RedBox Instant on Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:34
Any word on when RedBox Instant streaming will show up on the Premiere?
Didn't the TiVo and Verizon agreement include adding the RedBox/Verizon streaming service to the TiVos?


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