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Pushes failing on TiVoDesktopPLus?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/14/2012 - 00:20
In this thread a discussion has come up concerning the sudden failure of large numbers of pushes in pyTiVo where most of the queued pushes fail. HAs anyone with TiVoDeskTopPlus been experiencing failures when transferring h.264/MP4 files to the TiVo?

SNL 10/13/12 Christina Applegate; Passion Pit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 23:59
Vice Presidential Debate (Usain Bolt cameo)
Christina Applegate monologue
Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler commercial
The Californians
Tech Talk
Give Us All Our Daughters Back!
Passion Pit performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Arianna Huffington
..More Top Stories
..Jean K Jean
..More Top Stories
Odysseus Faces the Sirens
The Hell-Oween Ball
Passion Pit performs
Jillian Chizz Dance Studio

Cold open was pretty good, that water gag was funny.
Holy **** that monologue was one of the best performances I ever remember seeing from a host.
I had no idea she could sing.

I got zoomed by the Gillette commercial. My brother texted me that he thought it was a riot and I must of missed something. So Jerry was in the commercial, so what?

Christina did a phenomenal job in The Californians, really great job on the accent. Tech Talk and GUAODB were hilarious.

Good WU, that Arianna impression is just awesome, Jean K Jean very good as well.

Man I gotta give Christina a lot of credit for showcasing her singing in a second skit, the girl can sing. Is she known for her singing?

Anyone else get the weird cut at the end of Hell-Oween? The Principle was still going and they put up the graphic over him, then cut to commercial.

Wow that was one real solid show, Christina was an excellent host.

Closed captions, out of sync?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 19:17
My TiVo seems to have rebooted yesterday, and may have new software. It says the software is

I had two problems. One I think I fixed, by resetting the code to SLOW DOWN the speed of the fast forward on the second bar. It was way too fast for any reasonable viewing.

The other is odd.. it seems now, on some playback of TiVo shows, and also on LIVE TV, the closed captioning is OUT OF SYNC. I tried checking settings on the SONY BRAVIA TV, and seems ok there. There's several seconds of text on the screen scrolling by, and the action on screen is ahead --by probably 5 or 10 seconds. Weird, and it used to be in perfect sync.

I tried regular broadcast show, and it seems there too. One commercial played and it seemed in sync. Again, odd. The shows where it is worst is on football games on ESPN HD channels, if that means anything.

Any suggestions or help, e-mail me please.


The inexperienced writers of Grimm

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 19:10
Poor guys will probably take quite the ribbing next time they hang out with their TV writer buddies. On last night's episode, they showed some cops reviewing security camera footage...and when they zoomed, the footage got grainier and less focused!

Silly writers don't realize yet that on TV shows, security cameras have infinite zoom.

Closed Caption

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 19:00
Hello all - Does your closed caption work on you Ipad when you watch a show that you have downloaded? I have downloaded a total of about 100 shows to my Ipad first generation and the newest Ipad. The closed caption button on the screen does not turn on or off. I called Tivo today and they do not know why it would not be working. Any ideas?


MultiRoom Viewing - not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 18:56
My old (HD 20-hr) NEVER sees my new (premier) box:

Both are on the same network & subnet.
Both can be pinged from a workstation, and both connect to Tivo service.
Both are wired ethernet.
Both are manual IP, I don't use any DHCP on the network.
Both are re-named and MRV-enabled at Tivo.com.
Both have been restarted multiple times in the weeks since installation.

The new premier always sees the old HD, but what I really need is for the old HD to see the new one. Without it, I can't see the premiere programs on my good TV...thanx

Empty guide listings? ...and can I customize TiVo suggestion channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 18:32
I'm using my first TiVo (Premiere XL4) and I have a few questions after using it for a couple of days:

1) Some of my guide listings are empty. Why is that? I'm using a cable card and it seems to be working fine, and 95% of the guide is populated, but certain channels or even certain items are just blank for seemingly no reason. I've forced a TiVo network update and they are still empty.

2) TiVo suggestions are really neat, but I don't want it to record any SD programs or any SD channels. Is it possible to customize this?

Windows Phone + Tivo Command: Would you like tontalk to your Tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 17:57
Hi everybody,

I just recently finished my Windows Phone Tivo app, called Tivo Command. Its free, and I'd love it if you could give ot a spin and give me some feedback. You can see it in the Market Place, just search for Tivo Command.

Also, I'm planning on speech enabling it using the new speech APIs on Windows Phone 8. (Full disclosure, I work at Microsoft, and I'm in the speech team, the same team that also speech enabled the Phone itself, Xbox/Kinect, and many other Microsoft products).

If you'd like to be able to talk to your Tivo, reply in this thread with what you'd like to be able to say, and I'll try to include that in the Windows Phone 8 updated version of Tivo Command later this month.

Let me know!


Swapping Hard Drives

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 16:42
I have two Series 2 Tivos with lifetime service. One is a 140 model with two 120GB drives and the other is a 240 model with an 80GB drive. Both, I believe, have bad drive issues. I occasionally see Series 2 Tivos on craigslist for $40. Can I use the drives from these in my Tivos? Is it as simple as swapping them in?

Programs on TiVo Desktop appear and disappear on TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 16:16
Forgive me if this has come up before, but a search has come up empty.

I have a TiVo Premier and TiVo Desktop Plus 2.8.3. I recently replaced the hard drive in the TiVo, so I transferred all the recorded programs to the Desktop, and now I'm trying to copy them back.

If I transfer single programs, everything works.

However, when I try to transfer programs in folders, all eps show up initially, but after adding the first episode to the transfer list and returning to the folder, TiVo now reports that the folder is empty. Hopping back another level to the Desktop list shows that that too is empty. If I do some other things and come back later, the program list is again visible, but the same thing happens if I transfer a program from a folder.

Is this just a bug in Desktop, or is there something I can do to work around this?

Cablevision and Tivo question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 15:17
We have 2 Tivo Series 2 boxes. One is dying and we will need to replace. Is there a way to get HD Tivo without a Cablecard and use my box? I thought Cablecards were being phased out which means go with Cablevision DVR (which I don't want) or stay with Series 2. Thanks.

Tour video crashed my Elite/XL4!!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 14:20
:eek: I started playing, out of curiosity, one of the newly downloaded Tours (the network one). I tried to fast forward, as I just wanted to see what it featured, and it first got stuck, then the TiVo restarted! I have not had a crash/restart on my Elite since I got it last summer. I remember from many, many years ago that some channels would crash my box, but the only way this ever happened to me on my Series 3 was a bad disk. Could that be the explanation? Anyone have a nice tutorial on the Premier to do the disk check? I'll probably do a search, but I'm lazy :)

CableCards - moving a Tivo from one house to another

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 13:31
Let's say you have two Tivo Premiere's, both on comcast, both with cablecards.

You want to move them from House A to House B in the same city. Will they work at the new location without having to be immediately re-paired to the new service?

Obviously, they'll stop working if/when the old service is terminated. The goal isn't to use them without paying for cable service, just to temporarily migrate them.

Fringe "The Recordist" (10/12/12) [SPOILERS]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 12:01
Well, that was snoozer. You could have rolled everything in this ep into 5 minutes of another ep - Walter gets his red Kryptonite, Olivia and Etta have a moment, and again, Dr. Beckett dies.

5 different tapes for the info to take down the Observers? Maybe a medium a little more stable than Betamax tapes. I'm thinking DVD.

I'm hoping the pace speeds up.

Brighthouse Appending channels with BH prefix

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 10:04
I've noticed that Brighthouse has been prefixing the station name of many channels with "BH" like ESPN is now BHESPN and TBS is BHTBS among many others. This is causing some really weird issues with season passes on those channels. One season pass to illustrate this is Conan. The SP was created when the channel was just TBS. Now that its BHTBS when I go to view upcoming showings it says no upcoming airings. However when I go in to the To Do list it's still listed there every night at 11. When I select the show from the To Do list and view upcoming showings it also says there are no upcoming episodes. Same thing with BHESPN and shows like NFL Films Presents. They are in the To Do list but when trying to view upcoming showings there are none. However, these shows do appear in the programming grid! Recreating the SP gets the same results.

Dead TiVo HD - any value

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 09:53
I have a TiVo HD 652 with the original 160 gbyte disk and a blessed 1 terabyte disk. The motherboard is dead. It starts the boot process and continually resets. This box also has a lifetime subscription. Is there any sale value? Where should I try to sell it?

A couple of questions re replacing the hdd in a Tivo HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 09:53
I have a Tivo HD upgraded with a 1TB hdd using WinMFS and a dual docking station. Am I correct in my understanding that I can copy the 1TB drive onto a 2TB drive using JMFS but not with the dual docking station? Can I use two sata to usb adapters since my slim form desktop does not have any available sata ports?

If I chose to stick with 1TB, can I use the dual docking station and WinMFS to copy the old 1TB drive onto a new 1TB drive?

TIA for any info.

Shark Tank 10-12-12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 08:14
I'm surprised that woman went with Daymon after Lori threatened to take her offer back. Lori was willing to write a check right then and there (she did that before).

The way it usually works is that after the deals are made, each side does due diligence, negotiates the contract, and the deal often falls through. Here, if the deal fell through she could have still kept the money.

Four buttons

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 06:32
Ok, who's bright idea was it to clutter the remote with the moronic A-B-C-D buttons that are barely used and not at all needed? Because if that person is still working at Tivo, they shouldn't be. And wtf is with displaying Tivo suggestions in the To Do list? Yes, I want suggestions to record, but no, I don't want this crap cluttering my management interface. Those stupid buttons suggest increased filtering capabilities, but there doesn't seem to be a way to filter this crap out of one's To Do list without turning off suggestions--it doesn't even mark them differently in the list, just showing double-checkmarks as if they were season passes instead of the Tivo suggestion symbol. I realize that with grade inflation and the general dumbing down of America that it can be difficult to hire people who don't turn out to be idiots, but that's why it is important to hire truly talented people in human resources and management as well. The Premier has been out how long now and you still haven't fixed this?!

Comcast forgot to turn me off?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 10/13/2012 - 03:15
I turned off my my Comcast services at the end of august before leaving for Canada for a little over a month. Comcast rep told me I could hold onto my cable card for a couple of months before incurring charges incase I want to rejoin when I get back so I wouldn't have To go through the hassle of returning and reordering a new card. Well, I get back and all my hd channels are still working with cable card with the exception of xfinity on-demand which was working when I was paying for service. I'm not now. (I'm in sf bay area btw). Anyone know how long I'll continue to get free service or when or what comcast will charge me for not returning cable card?


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