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Remapping channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:51
My DirecTV HR2x unit has a neat feature where if there are SD and HD versions of a channel, they both map to the same channel# and it selects the appropriate one for the output connection. To save money, 'm trying to go back to TW cable from DirecTV using a Premiere and thats one annoyance, my local channels 2-13 get me the analog SD versions and I need to change to 402-413 to get the HD versions. Is there any ability in the Premiere to map say 4 to 404 so my wife doesn't keep ending up watching the SD channel and complaining about the quality?

'Talking Dead' - Season 3 Preview Special

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:45
Just a Heads Up 'The Walking Dead' fans,

'Talking Dead', Live Primtime Special

Quote: Hardwick will give fans a first look at “The Walking Dead” Season 3, including a scene from the new season, and brand new video interviews with the cast, a tour of the new set and a sneak peek at the props and wardrobes featured in Season 3. Hardwick will also sit down with in-studio guests including the show’s executive producers and other celebrity fans. Viewers will get information on the show’s presence at this year’s Comic-Con, including a look at the construction of “The Walking Dead” booth, updates on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Social Game, and other show-related news and topics. Check your season passes, Sunday, July 08 2012.

not authorized to view majority of channels with tuning adapter running - Cox

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 11:32
I replaced my TiVo HD with a Premiere last week. I went to a Cox store last Friday to exchange my two single stream cards for a multi stream card. I brought the tuning adapter just in case. They did swap out the tuning adapter and gave me a multi stream cable card. After setting it up and calling Cox to pair everything, the tuning adapter was blinking for an hour. I called Cox back and they resent the info to the tuning adapter and scheduled a service appointment just in case. An hour later of it still blinking, I called Cox again and the light went solid after they refreshed the tuning adapter. Unfortunately, every channel besides 1002-1026 then had a black screen with a TiVo message saying that I was not authorized to view this channel and to contact my cable provider. When I unplugged the tuning adapter, I got 1002-1026, but also got the standard SD channels. The Cox tech resent a signal and the same thing happened when I hooked up the tuning adapter. The full program schedule is on my TiVo. Restarting the TiVo and tuning adapter did not resolve it.
On Sunday, a service tech came out and swapped out the tuning adapter. The same thing happened. He said he did everything by the books, but did not have another tuning adapter or cable card and scheduled another service appointment for me. Since there was still time before the Cox store closed, I went to see if I could swap the tuning adapter and cable card so I did not have to wait three days for the service appointment.
I explained the situation and the guy said that the tech did not 'synch' the tuning adapter and cable card to the TiVo and to tell the tech to do that and it would be fixed. He would hook up his machine and synch it. When the tech came out yesterday, I told him exactly what the guy in the store said and he said his equipment can only tell the signal strength to see if that is an issue. He then called in a refresh without any success. He did not have a replacement tuning adapter or cable card and scheduled another service appointment for me for tomorrow.
I plan on swapping out the tuning adapter and cable card this afternoon at the Cox store and have them make sure the tech that comes has several tuning adapters and cable cards.
Has anyone had a similar situation? Anything I can try or suggest to the tech that comes out? Anything I can ask support when I call them? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

I haven't enable network remote control?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 11:28
I was just trying to use the TiVo phone app today, and it claims I haven't enabled network remote control on the box. The problem is that I *have* enabled network remote control, and I can even telnet to the tivo box from my desktop on port 31339 and get the prompt telling me the current channel, but my real phone and the android emulator both tell me I haven't enabled it.

I'm currently rebooting the TiVo just to see if that does anything.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I don't think I've done anything on my router to block traffic on my internal LAN.

Big Brother 14 Casting Info

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 09:39
First look at some of the houseguests.


The full roster of house guests will be released later today.

ETA: Apparently one cast member is a brother of a Survivor cast member (Wil Hantz is related to Russell Hantz) and another is a former American Idol contestant (or at least appeared on an episode).

Video on Demand Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 08:40
I have an Elite (XL4) and regular Premier. Last night I tried to watch Netflix with my Elite. When I tried to go into "Video on Demand" the screen went black for about 20 seconds then the blue screen with the Tivo logo in the upper left hand side. Nothing would load just the "please wait" on the screen. This went on for 5 minutes until I hit the Tivo button and the Tivo menu loaded. I rebooted the unit and the same thing happened. I also tried the regular Premier and the same thing was happening. After a couple more attempts the Video on Demand menu loaded (took a couple of minutes of please wait) and we could load Netflix. Anyone else have any issues with this the past couple of days?

THX Optimizer Video

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 01:42
I have attempted to transfer (MRV) the THX Optimizer Video from the Elite to the Premiere, and get an error message, The THX Optimizer Video does not show that it has copy restrictions, and the transfer is available as an option. Has anyone had luck transferring it to a Premiere?

Need advice for 1st Tivo--used with lifetime plan

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 23:24
Hi all. I've never had Tivo. I'm trying to figure out which used Tivo with a lifetime plan is best for me. I'm hoping to get one in time for the Olympics.

I have Comcast cable (no box, no HD, very basic service) and an old-ish CRT TV. I've read some warnings on this forum about buying a used Tivo with lifetime service, but any more tips would be appreciated.

My budget is kind of tight and I'm thinking I should get an S2, I guess. Can you suggest specific models that would be good? Or ones I should avoid? And if they are that old are the risks with getting screwed on the lifetime service not much of a risk?

Thank you,

Directtv w/ Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:23
Does the ITivo software for the mac work with the directtv tiro? Thanks for your support...

Audio dropouts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 19:48
I've had a TiVo Premier for a year with no problems. But recently it started having the audio dropout problem on playback that many others have posted about for years, over many different TiVo models. You can do the 8-sec rewind and hear the audio correctly so it's not a problem with recording.

The threads I saw seemed to suggest the problem was either Dolby output or a failing HD. I switched the output to PCM but the problem remains. I haven't tried replacing the HD yet; have others done this, and does it fix the audio dropouts? The only other thing I've tried so far is restarting the TiVo but that didn't do anything.

Phillips DSR704/6.4 power outage A servere error occurred etc. call after 3 hrs

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 17:49
It states to leave the recorder plugged in and connected to the phone line while it attempts to repair itself. Do not unplug or restart the recorder, call CC after 3 hours.

I had applied the slices to this unit since I lost the locals on it with the recent upgrade by Directv. The phone line was/is not plugged in but I had tried it with and without since I got this message with no luck past these screen which is green a color I had not seen on the directivo with a error message.

I had rebooted this directivo before this had happened without any problem but apparently this am there was a power outage and this has caused this problem on this directivo. My other units are a R10 and a HR24 which of course do not have this problem.

Not sure what else to do. I had my units (2 or them) hacked for the ability to transfer recordings to each other or to my pc and when I had problems with pixelation and then finally the 6.4 upgrade knocked out local channels I replaced one with the HR24.

Not sure what to try next. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Tivo THR-22 Dial in Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:53
Hi New to tivo forums. A few weeks ago I retired my old Directv Tivo and upgraded to the new THR-22 HD tivo. There are a few problems one is it will not dial in and another is it keeps recording enhanced content. My question is what is the enhanced content it is downloading a couple of times a day? Nothing shows up in the now playing. It is always on channel 9981 when it does this. Today a directv technician came out and replaced my tivo with a new one. It has the same issue's as the old one. So I am thinking it is the software version 018A. Is there an update? Driectv says nothing they can do it is tivos problem.

Local pickup in Richmond, VA Area two OLED S3 with lifetime and 1 TB drive $330.00 EA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:36
I have two original Series 3 (TCD648250B) with OLED display, lifetime subscription, and 1TB hard drive for sale. LN

Items included: TCD648250B Series 3 TiVo w/Lifetime Subscription and 1TB drive,original box, TiVo peanut remote,power cord and all accessories.

MeTV today (July 4, 2012)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 13:18
MeTV appears to be running an Andy Griffith tribute today. This is not reflected in the schedule so (at least on my TiVos), so if you have SPs for anything, the TiVo will think that it recorded the originally scheduled episode.

Update: As of 3PM, they appear to back on their normal schedule.

Could Not Get Account Status

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 13:13
Exceedingly frustrated by my two Series 3 units not being able to connect to the Tivo network. Both units were connected fine until about three weeks ago. Repeated efforts to reconnect, including multiple calls to Tivo tech support have borne no fruit.

Both units use the Tivo wireless G adapter, although I also have an N adapter, which I am not using because I would like to sell it along with a Premiere I have in storage.

I have done the usual troubleshooting. All required ports are open. Port testing works on both units. The quick connect to the network also works, just not the full one. I also have power cycled all equipment numerous times--no dice.

The only issue I can think of at this point is my chosen form of internet access: a T-Mobile Rocket laptop stick that is connected to my Cradlepoint router. I don't see, however, why this should be an issue, given that both Tivos have connected in the past despite the intermittent speed of 4G service, which in any case is rarely below the 1.5MB threshold.

Help and thoughts appreciated.

Fred in Austin

Austin area PPV on Premiere 4XL (Help!)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:22
So I hopped back from UVerse back to Tivo and snagged a new 4XL.

I have UFC 148 this weekend and I'm trying to make sure I'm ready to order the PPV. I tried a test run of ordering PPV on channel 1650 (HD PPV) and the channel kept giving the 'This channel is not available with your tuning adapter.) The help tech from Time-Warner cable (I'm in Austin TX) said that PPV doesn't work with cable cards. He was very clear on this, and insisted it was the case, despite all evidence I can find online to the contrary. Is he right? Is there no way to order PPV (not On Demand) from Time-Warner in Austin?

what has happened to the history channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:43
The history channel does not have much history on it anymore and most of there shows are realty tv shows. What happened to all the good shows they use to have?

FS: TiVo Series 3 (OLED) with Lifetime and 1TB

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:18
I have an original Series 3 (TCD648250B) with OLED display, lifetime subscription, and 1TB hard drive for sale. The unit was factory refurbished in September 2010 (date on back sticker is 08-Sep-10) and is still in excellent condition.

The unit is upgraded with a 1TB hard drive and includes the original 250GB drive as a backup.

Items included: TCD648250B Series 3 TiVo w/Lifetime Subscription and 1TB drive, 250GB original drive, TiVo peanut remote, and power cord.

I am in Nashville, TN for pick-up or buyer pays actual shipping charges.

PM with offers.


Star Trek TNG marathon on BBC America 7/4/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 21:51
For those of you who want their TNG fix on July 4th...

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethe...-and-more.html has a list of other marathons going on this weekend, starting July 4th.

Local pickup in Bay Area-OLED S3 with lifetime and 1.5 TB drive 213 HD hours $400

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:29
I might be better off selling on Ebay since my area has Comcast ondemand for S4 tivo only. Indeed this is the reason I myself upgraded to S4 XL4. FIOS users may still wan't this box though and of coarse Box is fully functional without paying for cable. Tivo lifetime sub. includes channel guide/ recording for local channels with OTA antenna + web video downloads Pandora ect.. with an internet connection.
This is the best S3 version with OLED display. Other advantages I can think of off the top of my head that make this better than the other S3 HD version include:
*faster transfer of shows to tivo with Tivo to go app on your PC
*compatible with a wider range of E-sata external hardrives.

I will include stock 250 GB drive as back up. Internal drive is 1.5 TB WD EARS I installed myself after buying new May of last year so drive is barely a year old. Here is link to upgrade harddrive thread page # 254 post#7612 proving the 1 year old date I installed drive.

I will also help you put the Tivo onto your own tivo account if you want. This would be in your advantage if you don't currently have any Tivo subsciptions and you ever decide to buy lifetime service in the future you'll be eligible for multi service discount. = $400 for future lifetime box instead of $500

Should the 1.5 TB drive fail in the future you can save yourself some $ by doing the following: use the included 250 GB drive to copy the tivo image from it onto your PC and transfer that image onto a new hardrive you buy yourself at any store. Note you will need the image off of included stock drive in order to do this. Otherwise you will need to buy a special hardrive that someone has prepared with an image for you at much greater cost. The directions for imaging your own drive can be found on page 1 of thread I link to above.


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