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The Spring Show Slowdown

TiVo Blog - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 13:47
If you’ve taken a look at the primetime TV schedule lately you may have noticed that some of your favorite shows are now making you wait weeks for new episodes. We know it feels like they all just came back from holiday break and now are showing repeats…again. Welcome to the limbo period between February and May sweeps, when many networks take a quick spring break to gear up for the final push toward season finales – yes, already. If the spring show slowdown is affecting you and you have Continue Reading

New remote, light won't stay on

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 13:27
After many years of use several of the buttons on my Sat-t60 rm-y809 quit working so I bought a replacement. I was able to program the correct remote address but cannot program it to control my TV because the light won't stay lit after pushing & holding the TV & TiVo buttons. I tried to hold the TV & select buttons to do a factory reset but the light won't stay on. I also tried to use the learning function but again the light won't stay on. Can anyone help?

Roku 3 Arrives With New Interface & WiFi Direct

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 13:01
As we’d previously reported, the new Roku 3 has indeed launched with a refreshed UI and audio-capable remote control. The 3 takes over the Roku 2 XS‘s top slot in their lineup, running a competitive $100. In fact, the Roku 2 XS is no longer present in the company’s model comparison chart. Like its predecessor, [...]

Dexter S8 will be the last

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:49
CBS president says Season 8 will be Dexter's last. Showtime refuses to confirm...

Revolution returns March 25 -- major character dies (no spoilers)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:45
Looks like a major character bites the dust in the return of Revolution March 25. No spoilers (for the upcoming season) in the story...and it looks like PLENTY of action in the returning ep.

TiVo Desktop/TiVo To Go Update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 11:15

Thank you all for your patience as we develop a solution for this issue. I wanted to provide an update which may help answer any questions you may have.

Fortunately we’ve identified the issue is a result of a bug within the TiVo DVR software and are planning on a patch for TiVo Desktop which will allow transfers to start functioning again. This affects Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4 DVRs. We are currently in the testing and validation process of the patch and will make it available as soon as possible. Once this patch is made available and applied, the transfer feature will be functional.

At this time, 3rd party applications and devices such as ReadyDLNA devices, Windows Home Server devices, Roxio Toast/Popcorn for Mac, the transfer feature’s availability will depend on how strict those devices are in allowing Transfers from a TiVo DVR with this bug. For reference, I’ve been made aware that Mac Software such as Roxio Toast continues to allow transfers but devices such as Netgear’s ReadyNAS which use ReadyDLNA are not allowing transfers.

Until a software update is made available for TiVo DVRs, these 3rd party devices and software may not allow transfers.

We have addressed this bug in the latest Series 4 release and expect to deploy an update on Series 2 and Series 3 which will address the bug as well. The availability date for these software updates is still to be determined.

Once I have more information around availability of the TiVo Desktop patch I will be sure to share.

Thank you again for your patience.”

Premiere 4 Stream/Bundle Deal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:02
I just pulled the plug on the 4 deal. I already have a stream so i removed it from the bundle and got the 4 for 187. Also got the Moca adaptor for 34 dollars. I didnt need the adaptor but that is a great price. Also fantastic price on the 4

Order PlacedMarch 6, 2013 1 TiVo Bundle, 1 Year, Monthly TiVo Premiere 4 (R75050) $187.41 $187.41
Order PlacedMarch 6, 2013 1 ECB (Ethernet MoCA bridge) $34.88 $34.88

Burning Love Whole Season Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 09:02
Has anyone caught this?

It's a Yahoo web series that's been ported to E! that stars Ken Marino in a "The Bachelor" parody.

It's funny as hell. Ken Marino is either one funny dude, or he's not not one funny dude - he's been around for a really long time, but I'm just now starting to appreciate him.

Season 2 is just starting online - but E! is only on Season 1, so that's what this thread would be about.

Finding the One

Justified - The Hachet Tour - 03/05/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:44
Okay, so Ive complained that this season hasn't been up to par, but last week picked up a lot. And the big reveal of Drew Thompson last night was definitely a surprise worth waiting for..:up:


Tivo FIOS issues in NYC with Comedy Central

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:23
So i have a Tivo HD Xl and FIOS in NYC. All my channels work fine and I have never had any issues in many years. But recently my recordings on comedy central (ch 690 in NYC) have become unwatchable. Lots of pixellation. Then this week the Tivo can't even get a signal on channel 690 so all i get is black. of course every other channel works fine. i rebooted, power-cycled the tivo and still the same problem. I contacted FIOS and they tested the signal from their end and could not resolve the problem. They are sending a new cable card in the mail however. Anyone have any ideas why one channel won't work? FIOS said no one in my viewing area was complaining about ch 690....

Thanks in advance

Time Warner Cable Now Available On Roku

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 08:14
As promised back at CES, Time Warner Cable’s newest set-top box is a Roku… and the free “Channel”, comprised of up to 300 channels, is now available to all currently shipping Roku devices – which start a mere $50. As you might expect, access to TWC on Roku requires a traditional cable subscription – and supposedly [...]

Body of Proof 3-5-2013 (Spoilers abound)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 07:11
Yes I know, next to nobody here watches this one but it's still on our small list of shows we somewhat enjoy, as cheesy as it may be.

Tonight's episode was a nice departure from the norm for sure.Just the right blend of wtf/creepiness.

Not sure how Megan(sp) can't be thinking that it was a real possession based on what the girl was saying to her. Especially the final scene. I just knew they were gonna through in that kind of twist but wasn't sure when it was going to come.

The bad thing about these kind of shows (well most really) is that this bizarre thing that just happened to her (main character) will most likely never be discussed ever again during the show, no matter how creepy that final encounter with the girl was. It will be like it never happened.

Oh well, no biggie.

So I'd give this ep a solid B just because it did stray nicely into the "supernatural" in this case.

TiVo HD hard drive replacement recommendations?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 05:14
I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive on my tivo hd. I was hoping someone could recommend a good hard drive that is known to work well with the TiVo hd. I checked out the FAQ but it looks like it hasn't been updated for the TiVo hd in a while. I would probably look for either a 500gb or 1tb drive depending on the price difference.

Thanks for the help!


Hard drive recommendations for upgrade and replacement?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 05:12
Posted in wrong thread, please delete

Verizon FiOS Network "Enhancements"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 03:05
Did anyone else get this email?

Quote: To provide you the very best entertainment experience, Verizon continues to enhance our FiOS® network. We wanted you to be aware of an upcoming change that may impact how you view certain HD channels.

On or after April 15, 2013, we will be making a change to our network which may require that you exchange your current High Definition Set Top Box (STB)** if you want to access the HD channels impacted by this change (list provided below). The exchange is provided at no cost to you. If you choose to exchange your STB, it's a simple process. You can order a new STB directly from your FiOS® TV and we will promptly mail it to you, along with a box and pre-paid label so you can easily return your old STB.
You are not required to exchange your Set Top Box

If you want to view the impacted channels below on or after April 15, 2013, then you may be required to exchange your current Set Top Box at no cost to you

Set Top Box exchange is a simple process - your FiOS TV will guide you through the process in a few easy steps. On or after April 15, 2013, when you tune to one of the impacted channels below, your FiOS TV will recommend you exchange your Set Top Box and show you how to do so

Verizon will ship your new Set Top Box promptly, and include a box and pre-paid shipping label to return your old Set Top Box. We'll also include simple instructions for connecting your new Set Top Box

If you have multiple boxes that are impacted by this network change, your FiOS TV will prompt you to exchange all boxes that require a replacement, again at no cost to you

Here are the channels impacted by our network change on or after April 15, 2013:

Channel Name Channel Number
ES.TV 558
HBO Family 906
ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater 571
HBO Family (West) 907
Tennis Channel 592
HBO Latino 912
World Fishing Networ 597
HBO Latino West 913
Cars.TV 599
MoreMax (West) 923
Pets.TV 633
Action Max 924
MyDestination.TV 674
Thriller Max 926
Recipe.TV 676
W Max 928
Comedy.TV 695
At Max 929
MGM HD 744
ESPN 3D 1002

To determine if your HD STB(s) must be exchanged to view the impacted channels:

Press the MENU button on your remote

Navigate to CUSTOMER SUPPORT, select IN-HOME AGENT, choose SET TOP BOX EXCHANGE, and then press OK

You can then follow the onscreen prompts to determine if your HD STB(s) must be replaced and submit a STB exchange request.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to continuing to provide you with the very best entertainment over the FiOS network.


Your Verizon Team Any ideas what it means? Are they transitioning to MPEG-4 on these channels?

I assume this optimistic footnote means their cablecard is compatible, but that my TiVoHD is probably not.

Quote: ** CableCARDs provided by Verizon are compatible with the network enhancements being made and do not require an exchange. If you use a CableCARD and experience issues viewing any of the channels listed above, please click here for more information.

Is there any advantage to MOCA instead of wired Ethernet?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:51
I currently have two Premier units hooked up via wired Ethernet into a gigabit switch. Would moving these devices to MOCA help me in any way?

Power Supply Ticking but no obviously blown caps

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 21:12
I have a Series 3 with the SPWR-00008-000 RevA3 power supply which I have removed and don't see any obviously blown or leaking caps. Was thinking of buying a working Series 3 on ebay and swapping the power supply rather than paying weaknees $99. I'm not comfortable enough with the solder skills to fix it myself but if I could diagnose the caps as the issue, I could probably order the ESR ones others have linked to and find someone to solder it in. The unit has lifetime service and I had actually sold it on ebay for $375 but it was returned to me with the power supply problem between when I shipped it and it was returned.

I don't *think* the buyer pulled a quick swap on me and I don't need the TiVo anymore since I use DirecTV but would like to get my value out of it so am looking for suggestions on how to fix/diagnose.

Need Advice on Replacing a Failing Drive without Losing Existing Data

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 19:12
I have read many posts about cloning drives, failed or otherwise, to try and preserve the data (aka recordings) on the existing drive. I don't want people to think I am starting a thread without reading existing advice, I have, but the problem I have is that for those who are new to the process involving TiVos (not technically novice, but TiVo novice) that the steps provided lack a certain degree of specificity that would allow for a more reliable and confident attempt.

What is my situation:
  1. I have a Series 2 DVR (Humax T2500)
  2. It has an upgraded drive (larger drive)
  3. The OS and all functions are fine, but the drive hits sectors which result in the system rebooting or stalling (suggests drive is dying)
  4. I have lots of recordings which I don't want to lose and want to carry over to the new drive (of the same size at the moment)

What do I need:
  1. What is the best drive to use as a replacement to reduce decay in the future
  2. Windows or Linux is not a problem, I can use both and I have the technical knowhow (25+ years) which allow me to use any setup without a problem - Linux seems to be preferred
  3. What application will most efficiently and without too much guess work or fuss make a copy of all the OS, data, settings and recordings to a new drive without killing both the source and/or new destination - have considered DD and MFS
  4. Any advice or specific steps would be appreciated, a sort of how-to or relative step-by-step if possible, would be greatly appreciated

I will gladly post my experiences, discoveries and suggestions after completing this to assist others and leave a more beginner friendly DIY in the future, so any help and details will not be a waste and can possibly serve as a manual for others in the future.

Thank you all in advance and I look forward to hearing from all you great people to help me accomplish this and learn something new in the process.

John Oliver to host 8 eps. of The Daily Show during summer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 18:17
John Oliver to host 8 eps. of The Daily Show during summer.


I think it will be interesting to see how much different it will be.

TiVo Stream Android Support… No Time Soon

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 18:15
We’re massive fans of the TiVo Stream. While imperfect, it truly offers the best way to beam your live and recorded television around the home…. assuming you have both a TiVo Premiere of some sort and an iDevice end-point. And so it shall remain for Android owners in the foreseeable future. RCN, a TiVo MSO partner, [...]


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