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TiVo HD XL Dieing - Upgrade not an option!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 13:19
I bought two (2) TiVo TCD658000 HD XL (150 hours HD) in 2009 and now they are both rebooting and hanging on boot up with a gray screen. I was going to upgrade to the new Premiere just to find out that TiVo no longer supports ATSC over the air. It's now cable only? I went with TiVo to get away from the cable companies! Who was the stupid idiot that decided to get in bed with the cable companies at TiVo?

Come Back Offer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:12
Just got an email from Tivo (tivo@info.tivo.com) that seems legit, but also too good to be true.
" As a former TiVo customer, you're eligible for an exclusive offer:
For just $49 you can sign up for a special One-Time Service Extension plan and never pay another cent for TiVo service. Take advantage of this amazing, limited-time offer today!

The One-Time Service Extension plan only applies to the DVR for which it was purchased. It cannot be transferred to another DVR.

Call 1-877-367-8486 today and mention the One-Time Service Extension offer.

Thank you, and we look forward to you returning to the TiVo family."

Am I reading this right? Lifetime service for only $49? And if it is legit, how exactly does Lifetime work? What happens if the DVR needs to be replaced? What if I upgrade?

Mad Men returns April 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:26
Mad Men back in 2-1/2 months.....Season 6 -- YAY. The end is near....boo...

Top 5 Best Films on Netflix Instant for January 2013

TiVo Blog - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:16
Here are five exceptional titles currently on Netflix Instant Streaming that might have flown under your radar. “Brick” (2006) – If you loved the 2012 thriller “Looper,” this film by Writer/Director Rian Johnson is for you. Actor Jospeh-Gordon Levitt stars in a high school neo-noir set in present day Los Angeles where he is a student trying to solve the murder of his girlfriend. Think of it as a modern day version of Jack Nicholson’s “Chinatown” but with less violence and more wit.     “Bernie” (2012) – Jack Black Continue Reading

Duplicate Justified thread. Please ignore or mods delete.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 08:38
Two Justified threads started simultaneously! :)

Please see the thread with a better name: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=500025

Justified - Truth and Consequences - S04E03

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 08:38
Great episode, as always, with entertaining writing and dialog. Although it got a little predictable. As soon as the girlfriend revealed the past cons she her husband pulled off, we knew Rayland's money was gonna be gone. Rayland sure makes dumb decisions around women.

And when Boyd's boy got bit so many times, especially on the face, I said "He's dead." When they got back to the bar with him still alive but only "almost dead" I had to amend my opinion to "the snakes have been de-venomed." Didn't take long for (someone, doc, Boyd?) to confirm that in conversation and send Boyd back to church :)

If Duffy has heard about the last time that brother Johnny was trusted to turn on Boyd, he'd just shoot Johnny now. And would anyone really believe that Johnny would blame Boyd for his current health, rather than his papa, who shot him with a shotgun in the gut from 6 inches away? :rolleyes:

The Taste - Premiere 1/22/2013 *Spoilers possible*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 07:48
Interesting show. Kinda like the Voice but with food!

Not sure what the judges are looking for, but it seemed to me like some talented cooks/chefs are being passed up.

I wonder what the format will be later on?

Loved the fact that Ludo actually offered the one girl a job!

Named sets of favorites

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 07:46
A totally new feature: The ability to have multiple sets of "favorites" I can switch between.

Motivation: During college football season there are games on several channels at once. It would be nice to temporarily restrict the channel set to just those channels so when a commercial comes on one game, I can channel surf to find another game that doesn't currently have a commercial running :-).

Channel add/subtract from favorites

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 07:42
Comcast keeps adding random new channels from time to time. Mostly they are not valid for my account, but the TiVo always adds them to the channel list because they are new.

When I channel surf, I hit these new not available channels, and I'd like to remove them from the channel list.

There are a bunch of controls available from the popup menu you get when you hit "Info", but the only control I really want there is the one that says "remove this channel from my list", and that one isn't there :-(.

Instead I have to remember the channel number and go on a quest over the river and through the woods to get to the channel list and goto that channel number (if I can still remember what it was) to remove it from the list.

I can't think of any of the irritating features of the ToiVo UI that irritates me more than this one.

Will Comcast DTA "blaster" work with Series 2?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 07:33
I might be getting a TiVo Series 2 DT from a friend. I had one in the past (but sold it) and it controlled a Comcast DTA box with the connected TiVo IR blaster. All worked good. If I get this Series 2 from the friend, it might not have the IR blaster. If so, I was wondering if I could use the IR blaster that was included with the Comcast DTA box.

It looks similar and has the same 3.5mm jack at the end. The only thing I am thinking about the Comcast DTA blaster is it seems like its an "input" (receiver) device in that it accepts a remote signal to change the channel on the DTA box. This way, you can possibly hide the DTA if needed. The TiVo blaster seems like an "output" (transmitter) only device in that it basically sends a signal to an external box based on what is coming from the TiVo.

Is this about right and the way each work? In which case, will the included Comcast IR device not work with TiVo S2 as its "blaster"?

No TiVo Wallpaper

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 06:51
Hey there!

Though I rarely post, I've been around for several years. Don't let the join date fool you, I had forgotten my user ID and password from way back and the email address that I used has long since been deleted so I had to re-register.

So my TiVo HD's (TCD652160) hard drive failed and I replaced it (perhaps temporarily) with a 250GB one that seems to be working OK. The darndest thing has happened however that occurred on the old drive and I am now seeing on the new drive. As the old one began to fail, I would get stuttering vidoe, pixelated recordings and all the usual symptoms. The other odd issue that I had is that when I went to TiVo Central, I could see (and navigate) the menu, but the background was the current channel broadcast and not the blue (I think) wallpaper.

Having replaced the drive, the pixelation and stuttering are gone but the lack of wallpaper/background persists. The TiVo, in every other way seems to be functioning perfectly normal.

I'd consider this little more than an annoyance, but it's often rather hard to read the menus. Any ideas?

help to know tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 00:43
i am newbie please explain about tivo

Movers in delhi

The Carrie Diaries Season 1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 22:55
I'm really liking this show. I love the cast!

Little sister is a tech nerd? That could be fun.

I think they are doing a great job recreating the 80's. I've spotted several outfits that I recognize. I really hope big hair doesn't ever come back.

TiVo User Interface Completely Broken (RANT)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 21:25
I purchased a TiVo Premier XL4 thinking that the "smart" folks at TiVo would surely have improved on what was for me 10 years of flawless recording bliss.

Boy, I could not have been more wrong!

The "new" user interface is so confusing and annoying, I'm almost ready to throw the unit into the trash just to get some measure of satisfaction.

First of all, this whole "wish list" recording option is totally useless. I'd at least like the option of choosing a "classic" mode that I'm familiar with. Season passes I understand.

Second, the search index seems to be totally flawed. Even on the TiVo website, I can't find even mainstream shows. For example, sign into the TiVo site and enter a simple search for "Castle". Surprise - no results. Do this enough times with enough shows and you completely lose confidence that you will ever find anything.

Finally, the performance of the screens of this "top of the line" premier box is incredibly slow. Just click on "My Shows" and it takes a full 8 seconds to display anything. I assume it's busy fetching a list of available shows and the like. But with so much memory and processing power available, I don't understand why there should be any delay at all.


Fs:Apple iPhone 5 64GB/Apple iPhone 4S 64GB,Blackberry Porsche P’9981

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 15:21

Apple IPhone 5 64GB( UNLOCKED).....$600usd
Apple IPhone 5 32GB ( UNLOCKED)....$550usd
Apple IPhone 5 16GB(UNLOCKED)...$500usd

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB ( UNLOCKED)...$400USD
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB ( UNLOCKED)....$350USD
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB ( UNLOCKED)....$300USD

Blackberry Porsche P’9981 ....$500USD
Samsung Galaxy S3..$350usd
Nikon D90 $600usd


Back key bug? Rebooting after Back key press.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 15:09
Premiere Elite. Latest software. SD Menus.

After the new software release I have twice encountered the following apparent bug. After watching a football game, with loads of fast forwards and 30 second skips (so maybe this is a hidden key combination rather than a bug) I hit the back key to get to the menu for the game to delete it, and the TiVo hangs for a few seconds, then reboots. I now hit the TiVo key and reselect the game to delete it, but I wondered if this was a known issue/bug.

Thanks in advance,

Stream and iPad 1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 01/22/2013 - 13:18
Anyone have this combo and does it work? i have the original ipad (holding out on upgrading till a retina mini) and i cant get it to stream or download to it. it initiates a recording or a transfer but it fails, saying the channel is not available or something went wrong.

i have an iphone 5 and it works fine, but not the ipad. i get the same errors with the 5 in some wifi dead spots that i have (as expected), but the ipad doesnt work at all next to the access point.

i cant find any info to see if the old ipad is not supported. wanted to see if someone got it working before i start troubleshooting/upgrading my wifi.


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