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Vizio Co-Star & Tivo HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 21:00
Anyone have experienced with adding the Vizio Co-Star (Google TV varient) to their Tivo set-up? Received a Co-Star as a gift.

Looking to see how easy set-up and if it plays nice with Tivo and what additional features are possible.

Thanks in advance for responding.

Next Iron Chef: Redemption - Season Premiere 11/4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 18:12
This new season of Next Iron Chef begins on Nov 4.

As you can see, they changed the name of the show (a pox on Food Network - stop doing this!). Anyway, something odd is going on, from my end anyway...

I went to set up the Season Pass for this season of the show. I found it on Nov 4, channel 761 (my HD version of FN - as it should be). No problem. I go to set the season pass and I see that the season pass set up page has changed the channel to 702, which is The Cooking Channel. The show is NOT on The Cooking Channel, but it wanted to set it up that way anyway. Of course there was no way to change that so I just had to set up a manual recording to catch the Nov 4 ep for now. On 'record this show' it had it right but, no matter how many times I tried to set up an SP, it kept showing the channel as 702 instead of 761.

I've never seen that before!

Can a S2 box receive sdv channels somehow?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 17:44
Hi, my Mom has a series 2 w/LT sub but TW just switched her favorites to sdv:mad: I called, they sent us 3 different boxs/adapters to no avail? Is it possible or does she need a minimum of S3 box? The TW adapter I use on my s3 says s3 or better...

Tivo and Vizio VHT 215 Soundbar Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 15:12
I have a Vizio VHT215 soundbar hooked up to my Tivo Premiere via digital coaxial from the TV (a 42" Philips Costco special from 4 or 5 years ago. It does not support ARC). Whenever I change channels, skip, go to the tivo options, etc I almost always get a loud chirrup - very short and sharp. Something that, to me at least, sounds like some sort of weird discontinuation on the sound - like a burst of high pitched static. During play back or live TV it seems to work just fine but the high pitched burst is unacceptable. This sound did *not* occur prior to using the sound bar. Also, if I just use the analog audio the sound doesn't happen. So I'm not sure if its the soundbar that is defective, the TV introducing a problem on the digital out, of if it's something odd with the Tivo.

Has anyone come across this before or have any ideas or suggestions?

Next step is to use the HDMI from the Tivo to the soundbar to the TV (via passthrough) but that's not my optimal solution (we have 3 HDMI device and the soundbar only has two HDMI inputs).

Thanks!

XL4 disk copy work in Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 15:08
Will a copy of an XL4 drive on the same model HD as the XL4 boot and run on a standard Premiere, i.e. will it re-configure for the change in model ID?

Making Multi-Screen “Friendly”: Enhancing the Subscriber’s Quality of Experience

TiVo Blog - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 14:57
Posted by Steve Christian, VP of Marketing, Verimatrix Last month at IBC, TiVo and Verimatrix announced a partnership that will enable operators around the world to provide a fully integrated video experience for their subscribers. This is surely very exciting news for operators, who will now be able to better protect their revenue streams across all devices through the integrated security features of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS). But what is the impact of the partnership on the average consumer? It’s actually more significant than you would probably Continue Reading

Why would Tivo's record wrong channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 14:05
This has only happened a few times but it has happened on 2 THD's.

I selected the Debates and not knowing which THD we were going to use, we set them up online to record CH 618 (FoxNews HD). Instead they went to the first station with that show and recorded on CH 2 which is ABC SD! I thought it had something to do with the online schedule so the next Debate I scheduled from the 2 THD's guides. On one THD it still went to CH2 and on the other it went to CH 118, which is the SD version of CH618. Since I did this from each THD's guide why would it switch channels? This has not happened before that I can remember, but has happened on ALL 3 debates...actually 4 counting the VP debate.

Podcast

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 13:01
Does anyone else find this feature completely worthless? I listen to Adam Carolla podcast, which has the Guinness Book of World Record for the most downloaded podcast. Why isn't this podcast accessible on the Premier Tivo?

Problem with a few Fios HD channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:42
I have a Premier XL4 with Fios. Initially, everything was working fine. Then the issue with the HBO channels appeared over the summer, but that was quickly solved by calling Fios and pairing the card.

But immediately after that, I lost the ability to watch a few HD channels - namely, TNT, NFL Network, one of my HBO channels, and most recently, AMC HD. When I go to any of those channels, I see a black screen and a message "Problem with the signal on this channel - trying again".

This really has me baffled. I was hoping the problem would go away when we moved into our new house a month ago, but no such luck. So that tells me it isn't a problem with the coax or the feed since it has occurred in two separate locations. And I recently swapped in a new cable card but have the same problem. Of course, Verizon hasn't been helpful. I haven't tried contacting TiVo support - will do that next.

Anybody have a similar problem? Any suggestions? Apologies if this particular issue has been discussed before.

Fall 2012 Service Update and Priority sign up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:18
Got a tweet from @TivoDesign:

Why register your #TiVo Premiere at http://tivo.com/priority ?
New Season Pass Manager! http://twitpic.com/b71dd1



I registered my TiVos and I received a message that I will receive the Fall 2012 Service Update within 3 days of its release.

Season Pass recording, record not at first run time

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:54
I have a Premier with two tuners, I have tried several times to search for a program and see that it is on at 2:00 am. When I try and schedule a season pass for the program that clearly shows it is on at 2:00 am, the TiVo comes back and states there are conflicts with the recording. When I check the conflicts the box has set up a season pass for the program when it originally aired that day at 9:00 pm. I want the box to create the season pass for the specific time of the show I have clicked on not the first air time of the show that day. Therfore, if I search for a show and select other viewings and select the show to record that is on at 2:00 am, it lets me record the show as a one time recording but always defaults back to the first air time of the show when I create a season pass.

Happy Endings: Cazsh Test Dummies 10/23/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:04
I am so happy this is back!

Sinbrad cracked me up - especially the "Ebony and Ebony" song at the end. I am still laughing about it. :D

Orange County Cox - some HD channels down

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 09:41
For some reason some of my HD channels are working, and others say "channel not authorized, call cable company", but the SD channels work fine.

Examples are 1055 (BRAVOHD), and 1056 (FOODHD), totally down, but 1054 & 1057 work fine.

Cox is rolling a truck on Friday as they think it's a signal issue, but I doubt that's the case.

Anyone else with issues?

Automatically recording unwanted shows?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 09:02
No season pass, no wish list, no manual recording, and these are not Tivo suggestions either. Rather, since upgrading to Series 4, all New Shows This Fall are being recorded for some reason, mixing into my list of requested shows. What's going on and how do I turn I off?

New Girl "Models" (10/23/12) [SPOILED]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 10/24/2012 - 08:15
Wow. I don't think I've ever seen a full blown commercial as product placement before. (Is the Ford Fusion nuclear powered?).

The funniest line I heard was when fat Schmidt said that his favorite rapper was Brian Austin Green.

:D

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Sons of Anarchy - "Toad's Wild Ride" - 10/23/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 23:05
Oh brother....you gotta be ******* me...

More BS from Clay...(why, why, WHY!, couldn't Unser pop him too!)
Gemma's BS...
now Abel get's effed up(or dead) in the process? :down:

Oh yeah, and at least two more trashed bikes...
What is this, Jax's bike of the week now?

Audio sync issue?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:50
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that when watching recorded content, the THR-22 audio is sometimes out of sync with the video? I have watched several episodes of "Dragons: Riders of Berk" on Cartoon Network and the audio sync is always way off. By "way off" I mean at least 10-15 frames, which is noticeable. Was watching something on one of the sports networks earlier today and its audio was out of sync as well.

I'll start making some notes to see if it's just certain channels, but it's something odd and I thought I'd ask since someone just posted a question about the same pause lockup issue I mentioned sometime back.

We need more than 3 thumbs down!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:44
I just found the Presidential debates in my TiVo suggestions :-).

My TIVO HD box died - what to buy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:35
Last night I noticed my five year old TIVO HD box had it's green power light blinking. It seemed to try to reboot, but never made it. I unplugged the power cord and today when I plugged it back in it won't do anything. I'm guessing the power supply is gone. So, what to do? I have another standard TIVO in the house so I get the multi-discount. I have a cable card from Comcast in my dead TIVO HD. A few basic questions:

1) What to buy next? I'm leaning towards the TIVO Premiere 4 so I can get the record 4 at once option.

2) Will I be able to get my Comcast cable card to work in the new unit without a cable guy visit? Maybe just a call to Comcast?

3) Should I buy the box direct from TIVO? Do you think I can get some kind of discount with a phone call saying I have a dead TIVO box?

I may try to repair the HD unit at some point, but for now I'm using this as a chance to upgrade. :)

Suggestions and thoughts are most welcome.

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