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Strange channel setup - help?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 22:02
I live in an apartment building where basic cable is provided to us, along with HBO, included in our rent. So I bought a TiVo Premiere. We don't have cable boxes or CableCARDs (or any way to acquire one) - they use equipment provided by the cable company to place HBO on an unused basic-cable channel. The cable company also provides the digital local channels unencrypted, which both my TV and TiVo detect. However, TiVo gives no guide data for the local digital channels (it always says "To be announced"). Is there any way to add this data to the guide? (e.g. telling the box that the local CBS digital channel should have the same guide data as the cable CBS analog channel) I'd like to record my favorite shows in HD when possible, and not have to use the manual record function.

Western Digital MyBook Died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:28
My second WD DVR expander in 3 years just died. Has anyone had any success with other brands? Or I am better off just upgrading the internal drive to something more reliable?

Thanks, and sorry if this has been asked before - I searched but didn't see anything, although I'm sure it's there.


Doctor Who "The Angels Take Manhattan" 9/29/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 19:00
I thought that this was the best use of Amy and Rory this season, and a fine farewell.

The Angels were a little wasted in my opinion, used just as a means to an end (Farewell to Amy/Rory) instead of being the real focus of the episode.

The idea of the Statue of Liberty being an Angel is amusing, but I don't think it would ever be able to get anywhere, especially to a building in the city. I imaging there are not that many opportunities for movement when no one is looking at the statue.

Nice to see River again, I hope that she stays for the Christmas episode.

Since when can the Doctor whip out some regeneration energy whenever he feels like it?

I read that any scenes that they actually filmed in NY had the Angels/Tardis added in Post - http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-...hattan-preview

Tivo Desktop won't transfer The Avengers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 18:42
Ripped The Avengers movie using the latest version of DVDFab to mpeg2 format. Whole movie is there but Tivo Desktop will only transfer 1 minute. Help?

Series 1 Lifetime Tivo Transfer problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 17:45
bought a broken series 1 lifetime unit that should have an activation date prior to the 2000 cutoff that would allow me to transfer service to a newer box..

in the past I called tivo and gave them the newly purchased vintage serial number to add to my account then called back the next day to transfer the lifetime to a newer unit. now Tivo wants me to run guided setup to change the zipcode to my area or at least tell them the zip code of the last known time it was setup..

1. unit is fried, don't want to fix a unit I'm going to never use again
2. don't have a phone line going on 3 years now, and don't want to but a series 1 network card and do the above.

is there a way to get around this short of calling until I get an amenable service rep?

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:54
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Is TiVo activation even needed during this scheduled maintenance?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:54
Hello! I just bought a Premiere XL4 and am going out of town tomorrow but am facing the fact that there is a scheduled maintenance and can't activate. The TiVo seems to have downloaded enough guide data to last while I'm out of town, but is this normal? I thought it wouldn't work unless activated. Maybe TiVo is allowing it initially since it's a new device AND there's a scheduled outage? I just want to make sure I get back from my trip and everything I set to record actually does.


android tablet app search does not include hulu?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:36
On. The TiVo it of course does... but on the app only amazon and Netflix... any fix?

iHeart Radio festival 2012 concert on CW - Monday, 10/1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:02
CW Network to air the iHeart Radio 2012 Festival (or at least highlights from same) on Monday, 10/1/2012.

The article mentions the meltdown from Greenday lead: Billie Joe Armstrong though I'm pretty confident that would be heavily edited in the televised version of the show (especially given the language that he used).

Airtime is 8pm in the east. Check your guide for more information and all that jazz.

kmttg audio sync problems ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 14:47
Has anyone run into problems with audio being out of sync on mpg files derived from .tivo files ?


off-the-shelf replacement drive ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 13:49
Can I buy a TIVO drive (same as stock size) to just replace my current internal drive ? I don't want to be bothered with prep and cloning. I just want to remove the old drive and screw in the new one. I don't need to save any shows. Can this be done ? Where can I find one ?

Guide data appears wrong for a number of channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:39
I'm seeing discrepancies between TiVo's guide data and that of Zap2It TV for a number of channels as of October 1. Channels I've noticed with screwy data are:
Cartoon Network
Comedy Central

There might be others, but that's ones I've noticed. Problems I've seen are:

1. Guide data simply being wrong, where the wrong show is shown airing at the wrong time.
2. Guide data shows the correct show at the correct time, but there is no detailed program description so it just shows generic data.

As such shows are getting scheduled at the wrong times in addition all airings of a show being aired.

For example, I have a season pass for Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network. Compare TiVo's listings to Zap2It's listings.

Basically it looks like TiVo's guide data is wrong or not updating for some cable channels.

TiVo guide data problems (showing generic and also wrong at times)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 11:29
I'm noticing a large number of programs scheduled to record in my To Do list that have generic guide data, so they are scheduled to record. This mainly seems to be cable channels like Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network.

When I checked TiVo's web site, the guide data matched what I saw on my TiVos, but when it does not match Zap2It TV. Usually they are identical, but starting 10/2 they no longer match.

For example, here's Cartoon Network's MAD in the TiVo scheduled and here it is on Zap2It TV. Notice that Zap2It actually shows episode titles and TiVo does not. Not only that, but TiVo has a 6:30 AM daily airing which isn't in the Zap2It listings (it shows another program airing at that time).

Here's The Daily Show at TiVo's site and at Zap2It's site. TiVo correctly identifies which episodes are repeats but doesn't show who the guests are. Zap2It shows the guest info.

Other channels like Fox, Discovery and NBC are fine.

It's like TiVo's guide data is out of date or corrupted for certain channels or something.

Anyone else seeing this?

newflix no sound NOT HDMI

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 10:01
I am having a problem similar to others where my Netflix on my premiere will play video but not audio. I am using composite video and regular stereo audio on an old Sony Wega. I noticed the problem probably a week or so ago, but only remembered I wanted to figure it out when I tried to use it this morning and it was still not working. I can watch the same titles through my wii on my other TV and they work just fine, so the problem appears to be in the Tivo. The only posts I see reporting a similar problem are related to audio receivers or HDMI, and I am using neither. In fact, I am rather backwards - my SD wii is on my HD living room TV and my premiere is on my old SD bedroom TV -- specifically because the wii is played by the kids and I wanted Netflix in the bedroom. Rather frustrating, because the premiere would be in the living room if the series2 could do Netflix, but that's a different story. :)

Any ideas about the audio issue? It's clearly not any protocol or DRM type thing, because this is plain old analog audio. Tivo sound effects are working fine, and audio on TV recordings is working fine, though I recall my wife saying she had tried to watch a show and there was no sound, so now I'm wondering if there was no sound recorded or if the problem intermittently pops up on recordings as well.

Premiere Remote - Control 2 devices?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 09:19
I swear I've seen an SPS code mentioned here, but I cannot find via search.

It is possible to use the TiVo Premier remote to control 2 devices? In this case I have "learned" the TiVo remote to control my AppleTV (on Input#2) - but I am sure that I am still driving my TiVo XL4 (on Input#1) in the background

I know my old TiVo remote would permit selection (1-2) via the slide switch to control my S3 and S2 devices residing in the same AV cabinet.

Is this possible on the TiVo XL4 remote??


Tivo Stream Problem: DVR Has Lost Connectivity

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 07:37
Hello! I got my Tivo Stream the other day and happily set it up. I have it plugged into a Cisco E2000 Wireless-N router and my Tivo Premiere XL4 is plugged into the same router. Everything works fine...EXCEPT...I randomly get an error that the "DVR has lost connectivity" when streaming a show. Even when this happens, the stream continues to play but I can't get rid of the error message unless I click on "Try Again", at which point it "reboots" the Tivo App.

Here is a video to illustrate: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRlO7HD2zsc&feature=g-upl[/media]

I have a feeling this is an issue on my XL4 and not on the iPad App or the Stream, but here is the troubleshooting I have done so far based on various searches I did on this forum and Google:

1. Made sure I was on latest updated version of Tivo App and the Tivo Premiere software
2. Replaced Ethernet cable on XL4
3. Replaced Router (I started with a Linksys router and replaced it with the Cisco E2000)
4. Changed IP address on XL4 from DHCP to Static IP and made sure there was no conflict
5. Turned off Bluetooth on iPad

The annoying thing about this problem is that it happens randomly and you can't get rid of the error message without it restarting the stream. It appears my wireless is fine because it continues to stream even with the error message on the screen. My best guess is that because the XL4 "calls home" on random intervals, and on a situation where it is calling home and for whatever reason it can't communicate with the mothership while you are streaming, you get this error. Why would that matter to you while you are streaming if all of your LAN connections are fine and it just had some transient Internet connectivity issue?

I think the Tivo App should ignore this error or at least give you the option to close that error message window and continue to stream...

Any suggestions on what else I can do?


I Hate The New Youtube App

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 05:30
I HATE THE NEW YOUTUBE APP, it's unusable.

It makes me feel stupid that I don't know how to use it, maybe I am stupid...

I'm taking my stupid money somewhere else.

The Office 9/27/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 04:26
After the premiere, this episode wasn't quite as good. On the plus side, I didn't hate Nelly's storyline for once.

I wish I could say the same for the Erin/Plop storyline. I know the writers have made Erin stupid, but we know that Andy is relatively intelligent. I didn't get that story at all. It was funny as a joke, but not funny as a full storyline.

The Office has always specialized in cringe humor, but the current Jim/Pam story is really making me cringe. I don't like it at all. Jim taking the job without telling Pam is very un-Jim, and having Pam now know that Jim is hiding something does not make me happy. I hope they wrap that plot up quickly.

qam on series2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 03:35
i recently decided to cut off my cable. hoping to save money. i want to get my local channels but it seems that i am out of range for over the air. i have a qam tuner on my tv and knology is the local cable provider. is the any way to get the qam channels on my tivo?


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