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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?


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.


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.


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?

Tivo Desktop Plus- PC not showing up in "Now Playing"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:33
I've been using Tivo Desktop Plus for a long time now and everything has been working smoothly. I tried everything I could think of- restarting Tivo box, resetting media access key, etc. The signal strength is great but the PC folder is not showing up in Now Playing.

The only change I've made recently that could be affecting things is I installed a VPN on my PC. However, the PC is not showing up on "Now Playing" even when I'm not connected to the VPN network. Any ideas?

Browse TV & Movies entries missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:15
Notice that the new 'YouTube' option now shows up under the 'Find TV, Movies & Videos' menu, but now all entries usually listed under 'Browse TV & Movies' are no longer displayed. I have tried reconnecting to the Tivo service and rebooting the unit several times to no avail. Is anyone else experiencing this anomoly?

Cablecard, Time Warner & NFL channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:25
Two weeks ago Time Warner finally added the NFL Network. I cannot make it work on either TV through Tivo. Both boxes have cable cards and they tell me it's not their problem.

Anyone had issues with this?

I've restarted both boxes; done the programming from ground zero and still nothing. I'm hesitant to pull out the cable cards - they were installed by TW.

I've been waiting years for this channel and nothing.

I'm also sick of the cable card losing sound frequently. Seems we need a better alternative.

Comcast On-Demand Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:48
I have a Premier 4 that is a few weeks old and I have just now started to really get the time to watch some shows from Comcast On Demand. The problem is, about 80% of the time, I get some sort of error saying to try again or contact Comcast and I cannot access the show that I am trying to watch even though it is from a channel that I have access to. There is no consistency as to specific channels or shows. Usually it does not work but sometimes it does. Naturally, I contacted Comcast about his three times and all 3 times I was given the run around and told that the M card is provisioned correctly and that it must be a problem with the TiVo. If anyone has any information on this issue, or has had a similar problem and found a solution, please post back. I remember reading a thread a while back about people having their On Demand not work at all and a Comcast rep here on the forum fixing the issue, but I cannot find the thread and my issue isn't the same as it works sporadically.

Comcast Xfinity On Demand for Tivo expanded?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:01
Hey All
Got an e-mail this morning from Tivo saying that Xfinity On Demand was now available! Am in Olympia, WA. It's not showing up yet, but checked the Tivo web site, and it looks like it has launched in Western Washington, Portland, OR, all of Colorado, parts of Kansas City, and a number of other areas. Is anyone else seeing this yet?


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