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Do new Premieres have updated processors?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 14:08
The recent availability of XFinity On Demand in my area has finally motivated me to upgrade from my 1 TB Series 3 to a Premiere.

The base models with 500 GB aren't big enough for me, but the four tuners on the larger model (XL4) are wasted on our family. What I really want is the old XL (2 tuners, 1 TB), which is still available on TiVo's site, and on Amazon.

My question: other than the drive capacity, did the new Premieres update the internal specs of the device, with a newer processor or faster/quieter drives, or anything like that?

My main concern is performance. I've read so many complaints about the sluggish menus, and how poor the HDUI experience is, especially on the XL4. If they've been able to fix that in the hardware, I may go that route, as the upcoming Black Friday deals will probably cut the difference down quite a bit, anyway.

But if there hasn't been a refresh, I suspect the XL is actually a better choice, judging from what I've been reading.

TIA,
Keith

Help replacing DVD burner in Toshiba RS-TX60

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:49
The DVD burner drive died in my mother's Toshiba RS-TX60 unit.

(1) What are the limitations on which DVD burners I can use to replace it? (e.g., DVD-r vs DVD+rw, brands, etc)

(2) How different is replacing the DVD drive in such a unit from replacing a DVD drive on a Windows PC?

(3) Anyone know the name / size of the wrench needed to remove the six screws / bolts that secure the case?


(I looked for this info on internet and could not find it.)

TV This Week!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:15
We hope everyone had a wonderful Columbus Day weekend -we know we did! Here’s what you should be watching this week! TUESDAY – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – 9PM – The CW Joss Whedon, director of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Avengers, is a man who truly can’t stop and won’t stop. Watch the long anticipated television premiere of Whedon’s Internet miniseries, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, featuring Felicia Day, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Simon Helberg. Originally written during the 2008 writers strike, this was an innovative series that Continue Reading

Boardwalk Empire - 10/7/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:53
Nucky seems to have a problem with people second-guessing and questioning his decisions. I think Owen at least got the message there at the end.

I'm glad to see Nucky turning hard. I wonder if he'll soften a bit on his brother and/or go postal on Doyle.

Good season so far!

Problem Playing Recording message

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:25
I am trying to play shows on my iPhone 5 away from home. On most of the shows it will play for 10-15 min then i get a popup saying "Problem playing recording". I dismiss the message then try again to play. it will play for 5 sec then the message again. Rebooted the phone closed the app same thing. i dont think its the recording because I can FF to the end of the show.

The entire show is there but it will not play. Anyone else seeing this?

Tivo Premier died before service contract ended

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:34
My tivo premiere died while I still had a few months left on my initial 2 year service contract. I called tivo to see if I could switch my service to a new box, but they told me they would replace the old one for $49. They offered me a refurb for that price, but I asked for a new one and they gave it to me for the same price! With the new box I am only obligated to finish out the last few months on my contract, and then I can pay month to month at the lower rate.

I just wanted to make sure other people in the same situation know about this, because I had planned to just buy a new tivo (with its obligatory one-year contract), and was worried I might even have to pay out the rest of my old contract in addition to the new one!

The only hitch with the exchange policy is that you need to send your old tivo back. You can do that first and then wait for it to process before they send your new box out, or you can pay a $99 deposit and they will ship your new one immediately and credit your money back when they receive your old box. Either way, they send you a prepaid shipping label.

scored an elite and a stupid low price....what to do

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:48
So while browsing Craigslist I saw an elite for 160 with the wireless N adapter...all brand new. So I drove about 2 hours to get it and now its at my house. I already have 2 premieres with lifetime and space and tuners are not really an issue ( most TV is garbage nowadays so very selective ), question is, should I sell the elite for 350, sell one premiere for 480 and add lifetime on elite or what? I'm really stuck.

Or add lifetime to elite and then sell that for more....arghhhh

Dexter S07E02 "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:15
I wonder how long Deb can babysit Dexter/be his sponsor. He did build her trust a bit by calling her in the night. I don't see how drugging the nanny's boyfriend and leaving him on a bench will dissuade him from digging into Dexter's business.

When the prisoner was talking to Dexter about letting his anger go and adjusting to life under constant scrutiny, it felt like a hint of Dexter's future in prison.

Please delete

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 09:14
Sorry, double post

Severe Pixelation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 08:56
I've been getting some really severe pixelation on some of my recordings, some lasting for several minutes. How do I start to narrow down if it's is a problem with my premiere, my cable card, and or the signal form my cableco?

Thanks!

Castle, OAD 10/8/12 "Your secret's safe with me"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 01:26
They actually found an actor with a glass eye.

--Carlos V.

Could my hard drive be still failing if netflix has no pixilation?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/09/2012 - 00:28
I have an HD Tivo hooked to an OTA antenna outside. Everything has been great for 3 years. Lately, I've been experiencing quite a bit of pixilation on my 1tb hard drive that I installed three years ago. It happens once a minute or so watching live tv or recorded events (but not on all channels when watching live tv). I'm running the tivo kickstart code 54 overnight. I was wondering if Netflix does not have any pixilation, can I rule a hard drive problem out?


My next steps are to:
-test hard drive with western digital diagnostic tools in addition to checking the coax cable/splitter outside.
-Put original HD back into tivo and see if this occur
-if none of above cures problem and HDs are good replace the coax cable and splitter

-Any other options or ideas?

Thank you

Curiosity on Discovery and related channels - all eps, all seasons

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 23:45
Here's a thread to discuss http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity_%28TV_series%29. I'd actually not paid any attention to the series until I saw the ep for the plane crash ep (http://corporate.discovery.com/disco...oes-board-big/). I've recorded that one and only watched the first 20 minutes or so.

Discuss.

Dancing With The Stars 10/8/2012 Performance Show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 23:24
Wow, I am so enjoying the All Stars season. These routines are just awesome.

My favorite dancers are Kelly&Val and Shawn&Derek. For entertainment value though, no one is better than Kirstie and Maks!

I still can't stand Sabrina, but she is a great dancer. I love Louie, but I'd be happy to see Sabrina go home this week. And she can take Bristol with her. I never thought I'd feel sorry for Mark, but I really kinda do.

Double elimination week, eek!

Revolution 10/8/12 "Plague Dogs"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 22:10
Well, the previews had something that should make some people awfully happy... Spoiler: Choo choo!

Cheap Trash.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 21:55
Tivo quality control has gone down the tubes. I bought a Premiere about a year ago. Big mistake. Hard drive went bad after 6 months. Tivo replaced the unit... at a cost of $150. That was a couple months ago. The replacement unit is now making the loud clicking HD noises that the orginal unit made, before the HD went south.
Why is that my old Series 3 Tivo is of better quality than the newer Premier? You'd think that, with time, they'd improve on the quality of their systems.

Disgruntled,
W.

Pictures on shows disappeared overnight...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 21:19
It seems that overnight, all the pictures from my shows and recordings and "suggestions" have disappeared. None of them have any pictures, nothing in the search has pictures either. I'm curious to know if there is a way to bring them back. I have done the following to try and bring them back: Did a service connection, successfully connected, pictures did not come back. Did a TiVo reboot.

I am utilizing a TiVo Premiere 320GB model. I have owned this TiVo for approx two weeks now. I am in Zip Code 08110, Comcast Digital Cable of Garden State.

I have attached a photo demonstrating the issue, I hope it helps!
Attached Images nopix.jpg (33.4 KB)

Once Upon a Time "We Are Both" 10/7/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 20:41
Just started viewing the ep and didn't see a thread, so thought I'd go ahead and start one since I have the ep title handy.

Community premiere delayed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 20:18
... indefinitely. (Also Whitney.)

Seems like good news, perhaps. With NBC's ratings in the tank on at least two other nights, they can't afford to launch another night that goes immediately down the loo. So a premiere with more promotional effort behind it, or one on another night entirely, sounds like a possibility.

My show is copy protected?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 19:25
I'm directing and occasionally editing a show on a local analog public access channel. When I record it on a TiVo through a tuning adapter, the TiVo has the resulting recording flagged as copy protected, preventing me from transferring it to my computer for burning to DVD. The producer is not asserting copy protection on it. There's no contract involved permitting them to do it. It appears that it is the Tuning Adapter itself that is asserting copyright and copy protection on analog programming passing through it, and it seems to do it for all analog programming, including content from analog broadcast channels (but not the digital versions).

We'd rather people be able to share our show as televised and use Tuning Adapters to enjoy their full cable line-ups, and not make it an either-or proposition or invest in otherwise unnecessary additional hardware. Is there anything we can do to correct this situation where Time-Warner Cable's Cisco Tuning Adapters are asserting unwanted copy protection on their zero-creativity digital encodings of our work?

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