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Just got a cable card and tuning adapter...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:23
Put in for my new XL4. I know, I should have done it myself, but they insisted on doing it. I figure if I persisted that they wouldn't give me much help on pairing. Besides, the office is all the ways across town and I worried about having to travel for multiple M cards.

What pisses me off is I know more about this than the tech who claimed to have done many card installations. He knew jack about MOCA. I had to instruct him on installing a splitter BEFORE the tuning adapter after he had lost the MOCA Internet connection. He was flabbergasted that I was "using" the cable company's wires for other than normal TV.

In any event he took quite a while, much of it on the phone. I wonder how I would have fared on the phone.

Tivo Search Not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00
Tivo HD. Screen says Mind error Internal error: com.tivo.tri...

I forced a connection and rebooted my tivo. Didn't help.

edited to add online chat said if I already forced a connection and rebooted I have to call customer service. Maybe tomorrow.

Clock is off a bit.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:59
I'm posting this at 8:05pm.

Verizon No Cable Cards?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:53

My son returned home and I wanted to set up the TIVO HD in his bedroom. His TV is Analog only. I have Verizon FIOS in the house. Do I have to have the cable card for the HD Box to receive the non HD Channels?

Just curious before I reactivate the box.

Survivor Caramoan : OAD 3-13-2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 19:50
Good Riddance. He and his uncle are nothing alike. Brandon never should have been brought back. What an Ass.

I hope Philip wins now.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:59
very odd question but does the Mini produce some heat or warmth?

strange as my cat like my current Dish Joey as it produces some heat and she curls up next to it LOL

yes - laugh - I am a cat person :-)

AV Jack Wiring?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:41
My mini is on the way, but I will need to use it with a TV that has DVI and stereo audio inputs. I have a HDMI to DMI Cable, but TiVo is not yet listing the cables for the AV port, from which I need to get stereo audio. Does anybody know how the AV jack is wired, in terms of Tip, Ring 1, Ring2, Body?

Why Indie Cablecos Think a Crisis is Coming

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 16:35
ACA President Matthew Polka with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai You know how a lot of consumers are fed up with rising cable bills, excessive program bundling, and limited access to TV shows? It turns out independent cable operators feels the same way. Over and over and over at today’s American Cable Association Summit – a [...]

Streambaby and Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:29
I can confirm what was expected that you can't "stream" videos directly to the Mini with streambaby (because it's not really a stream but a copy with 1.1GB buffer limit). However I was able to get streambaby push functionality working. This is similar to pyTivo push where you can select a video to push to a series 4 unit, but you can do everything from the Mini itself and it doesn't rely on pyTivo. Then you can access the transferring show via the Mini, so an indirect way to play archived shows on the Mini.

I've never tried VidMgr which is another HME app which works with pyTivo to select videos to push but I would presume that should work on the Mini as well.

Spring is almost here and new and returning shows are in bloom!

TiVo Blog - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 15:00
Bates Motel (Series Premiere) – A&E – 10PM  - March 18 Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) stars as a young Norman Bates in this prequel to Hitchcock’s Psycho. Produced by Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights’ Kerry Ehrin, TV’s newest thriller also stars Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) as Norman’s mother Norma along with Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Mike Vogel (Pan Am), Jere Burns (Justified) and Max Thieriot (An American Girl). The Voice – NBC – 8PM – March 25 Get ready for news faces to turn around in Continue Reading

SPSPS backdoor on a Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 12:22
One of the most useful SPS backdoor codes for me has long been SPSPS (Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select) which clears the play bar quickly when using trick play functions. Unlike all other SPS backdoor codes, since the introduction of "Pause Ads" it has been made increasingly more difficult to enter this code. The only reliable way to this point was to play a showcase video and enter the code while it is playing. That is a sure fire way to enter SPSPS with remote and have it stick.

Enter the Mini which of course doesn't have showcase videos and hence apparently no reliable way to enter SPSPS. I tried again and again to enter SPSPS with regular Peanut remote with the Mini but couldn't get it to work. Another strike against the Mini.
However, playing with it some more last night I found using the kmttg RPC Remote macro while playing back a recording seems to work very reliably.

So for those (apparently few) people that love the SPSPS code know that there is a way to enable it with the Mini despite lack of showcase videos.
(Also like for regular TiVos this backdoor is not sticky and needs to be re-entered upon reboot of the Mini).

TiVo Premiere with 2TB drive and Lifetime Service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:21
I'm replacing one of my Premieres with a TiVo Mini. The Premiere has been upgraded with a 2TB drive and has lifetime service. I'm asking $500, and I'll pay for ground shipping to the lower 48. Let me know if anyone has any interest.


Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:54
Thought this deserved its own thread, rather than being in a bump of the She's Pretty Hot thread.

Oh my, this is awesome. Kristen Bell and VM creator Rob Thomas are doing a Kickstarter campaign to help finance a VM theatrical move. If they hit their goal, Warner Brothers has agreed to put the movie into production and distribute it.

From ew.com:

Quote: In the spring of next year, the Veronica Mars faithful could be watching their beloved heroine (plus her pals Wallace and Mac, bad-boy ex Logan, proud P.I. pops Keith, and more) on the big screen — as long as they kick in a few bucks right now to get things started. Today, Thomas and Bell are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a low-budget Mars movie that would be shot this summer. The goal: $2 million in 30 days. If they reach it, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to put the movie into production and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. (The film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 for a limited-time theatrical run, before moving to VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms.) If they don’t reach the goal: No movie. I am so in. Here's the Kickstarter page:


Let's make this happen, Veronica Mars fans!

How to get just audio out of a/v jack of mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:22
Since my tv only has a hdmi port which doesn't do audio...I needed a AV cable which had RCAs on one end and 3.5mm jack on the other. I found a old camcorder cable which had a 3.5mm jack on one end and 2 RCAs on the other, a yellow one for video and a black one for audio. Initially when I pugged this into the mini and into the red/white ports on the TV...I got static on one channel.

After some fiddling...I found if I half inserted the plug into the mini both channels would work just fine. Just thought I'd share this and Save someone the expense of buying yet another Cable. This half inserted trick may also work if you use a 3.5mm to red/white RCAs cable as well.

An alternative idea to a TiVO mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:09
OK, I was waiting for this TiVO Mini to come to the market before I moved on some other possible choices for having multiple live TVs in my home. Now that it has arrived, I might go another route.

Instead of getting a mini; $99 lifetime a Series 3 TiVo (since I have a Premiere 2-tuner) that I recently obtained from Craigslist for $40. Then simply throw a cable card in it for $1.50/month. Will not only essentially have a live cable box (with its own dedicated tuner), but also additional storage for recording programs (that can be transferred as needed), Netflix access and ability to have pyTivo.

I'm sure everybody's needs are different and you would probably go with a mini if you don't have a cable outlet nearby the needed TV. I personally am gonna try the above method for a guest bedroom that isn't used frequently, but what true benefit would a tivo mini have over just getting a cheap series 3 TiVo instead? Is it really just the fact that you would have a central access point (4-tuner Premier) to control all network activity? I also realize you can watch premium channels on a TiVo mini as opposed to them being blocked with my Comcast system.

Maybe there are some other factors? Just curious.

Justified - OAD 3/12/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 08:39
Some great lines by Art last night. Kind of a filler show overall though.

Is Netflix available on TiVo Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 06:54
OK, I am seeing all kinds of ads for this TiVo mini and they state it allows you to access internet content including Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, Youtube and more. However, in several online areas, I see NO mention of it allowing access to Netflix.

I'm a little concerned that this feature has been left out of the mini. I would think if its included, it would be a HUGE selling point and they would definitely include it in the descriptions. Can anyone confirm if the mini has Netflix access or not?

Do I HAVE to use a cable card?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 06:32
Just bought a Premiere XL off ebay, and thinking about what I need to do to get it set up when it arrives.

I have a cable box on my TV that I don't have any other use for (included in my cable package) - can I connect this to the Tivo, or do I need to get a cable card?

Traditional Thai Massage & Day Spa in Australia.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 01:41
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Trick to get full screen on 4:3 tvs with HD menus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 03/13/2013 - 00:22
So as we all know...mini does not come with SD menus . Normally I wouldn't care but I am using it on a older HDTV that is 4:3 aspect ratio and I didn't like the letter boxing on all the channels.

I discovered this by accident but if you want the full screen taken up...do this.

Goto settings and goto change resolution. Then goto "test resolutions". When it gets to 420p, hit thumbs up so it confirms that setting, then when it cycles thru 720p and the other settings..DO NOT THUMBS UP them. Just wait till it finishes cycling through. After its done...only 420p should be selected and the tivo will still use the Hd menus but it will now take up the whole screen instead of letter boxing.


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