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Holding off on Elite Purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 10:01
Not sure how many others are in this boat, but I am holding off buying an Elite until we get more details on the IP-STB... Until we get some price factors on cost per month or if there is any I just cant commit to the Elite right now..... Anyone else in this boat?

Anger Management

TiVo Blog - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 08:35
Charlie Sheen is at it again! After being kicked off of his own hit show Two and a Half Men, Charlie took his anger issues all across the country on his infamous Torpedo Tour.  Screaming profanities and munching on Twizzlers in front of a live audience could only hold its appeal for so long before Sheen fans began to crave something more… relatable. Charlie may be an angry, self-proclaimed “battling warlock,” but he sure knows how to turn his shortcomings into charm on the TV screen. His newest sitcom on FX, Anger Management, Continue Reading

Dallas - Truth and Consequences - 7/4/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 06:24
Another good episode. I always bet on JR. Chris is a weenie. And all of a sudden Veronica turns into a cream puff.

VOD Error Code ERR-2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 06:10
When I try to access the Comcast VOD I get an error code err-2 with instructions to call Comcast. Does anyone know what this error means?

Fallen Skies 7/8/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 05:50
I thought this one was better as the prisoner skitter and it's talking through the kid is sort of interesting.

Huge hole in the timeline when they were being attacked and had to move then coming back from the commercial they're holed up in a new place already. Did I miss something or fall asleep maybe?

At least Tom and Doc finally hooked up.

No digital channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 22:45
6 different tuning adapters from Charter, still no digital channels above basic channels. Tivo has a nice DVR diagnostic Tuning adapter section but nobody (neither Tivo or Charter) can do anything with the information to tell me if the tuning adapter is working or what the problem is. Tivo says try a new tuning adapter until one works and Charter says the problem is not on Charters end. Suggestions?

Premiere Freezing When Internet Connected

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 20:29
We have a Tivo Premiere that we have owned for about a year and a half, and for the past couple months have been having problems when connected to the internet. Whenever the tivo is connected to the internet, it freezes, sometimes for several minutes, and then restarts. We usually use a wireless adapter but have also hard wired it with the same results. Haven't investigated the problem too much since we do not use Netflix or other internet apps, but of course need the connection to download info. Tonight it seems to be stuck on downloading data which it has not done before, so I'm wondering if the problem has gotten worse. We are only using an antenna for our programming. Any ideas, or is it just broke? Thanks!

transferring web series to new tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 17:21
tivo.com doesn't support web series transfers like it does regular season passes so it seems. So this means I re-add them one at a time right? Is it quicker,easier to to this at tivo.com? How about my old S3 I'm selling. I thought I'd keep the shows on it but delete everything else. Will delete everything options in settings menu do this? Removing all settings SP's and web series subs.

The Closer S7E16 "Hostile Witness" OAD 7/9/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:46
Brenda Lee is back!
This is the first of the last 6 episodes of The Closer. The spin-off, Major Crimes, will replace it in August.

Perception S1E1 Pilot OAD 7/9/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:42
New series starting on TNT. Stars Eric McCormack and Rachel Leigh Cook. Seems to be a procedural with a crazy professor and an FBI agent. I'm going to check it out.

Revision3 Podcasts missing on Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:13
Good Afternoon,

I subscribe to several podcasts on Revision3 via Tivocast and it seems that for months now my Premiere is missing the downloads. Tekzilla seems to have the most trouble. If I get anything I get just the daily one. The full shows come and then it doesnt. If I flip over to my TivoHD the full show and the dailies are there. In the past I got both on both Tivos.

Things got busy and I didnt remove the duplication. My plan originally was to have each Tivo do a specific task or recording and then I never to finish the plan.

Any thoughts as to why this is happening would greatly be appreciated.

Cablevision Tivo HD most channels black

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 16:06
Tivo HD with 1gig HD/Only get basic service on both tuners
Cablevision IO Silver Package
SA Cable Card Multistream Card/Cisco Tuning Adapter

Some time ago I got 2 cable cards from Cablevision one for my Premiere and the other for a Tivo HD that I got from a friend at work. He gave to me dead to repair. The drive went bad and he got a new one. Since I worked in IT new drives are always on the shelf. So I purchased the proper Instant Cake for the Tivo HD and everything was great.

After a few exchanged Cable Cards and several chats with CV I gave up for the time being getting them to work properly. I have 2 Pioneer Tivo with SA 4200 so recording my pay channels wasnt an issue. The two HD units handled all of the basic shows. I also have a SA 4250HD for the occasions that the Tivos are busy and I want to watch HD.

Things got busy and I forgot about it.

Recently the Premiere got an update and it starting working properly. I checked the HD and it was still the same. Basic Channels are fine. Channels like HBO,HGTV,Velocity are a black screen with no errors.

So I called CV and spoke with someone in the Cable Card group and asked them if the could send a signal to update the card. They did and nothing changed. They have suggested a truck roll. I told them that I would have to schedule it at a later date.

Any thoughts or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

True Blood S5E5 "Let's Boot And Rally" OAD 7/8/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:41
Seeing Jesus' head reminded me that his body disappeared from Lafayette's house.

Who is going to raise baby wolf now that both her parents are dead? Perhaps Alcide and Sookie.

I don't care at all about the Sanguinistas Vs. The Authority. I do, however, enjoy the Tara storyline.

Walking Dead -Get out there Carl tumblr

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 14:13
No spoilers just for fun


So many to choose from, just one example

Walking Dead Season 3 preview *SPOILERS*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 12:58
Looks like Walking Dead S3 is gonna be extra bloody...PREVIEW...

ir blaster drops final digit

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 12:45
I recently resurrected my Sony svr-2000 and connected it with the help of Tivo telephone support. I'm sure that the ir code is the correct one. Nevertheless, the Comcast set-top box occasionally will fail to read the final digit that the dvr transmits. (I didn't think that the Discovery channel would have a show hosted by buxom ladies in heavy make-up agitatedly speaking Spanish.) To counter this, I taped BOTH ir blaster heads together (to double the effectiveness?) This seems to have worked but I was wondering if anyone knew where the receptor for ir beams is on the front of Comcast/Cisco/Scientific Atlanta set-top boxes. I can't find it by shining a flashlight at the front panel and looking for the reflection. Also, can anyone give me a suggestion on how far forward of the edge of the top of the set-top box the ir blaster transmitter should be positioned for greatest effectiveness? Finally, is there an add-on that can be purchased to boost ir blaster potency?


Oh, one last question which I hesitate to ask for its revelation of my stupidity. Can the Sony SVR-2000 be configured (with a Comcast set-top cable box [NOT a DTA]) to record one show while one is watching another? How?

Humax Tivo 2 Network issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:52
I have an old Tivo 2 Humax which I keep running because it is easy to burn DVD's for relatives with no cable.

All of a sudden my Humax will not connect to the Tivo service. It sees my network (wireless) and shows a connection. It has a valid IP address. But when I try to connect to the Tico service, the regular error is no DHCP.

My router hasnt changed and my other Tivo HD connects fine.

I have rebooted the router (multiple times), rebouted the Tivo (multiple times). run the set up for the network connector and everything else on the Tivo site.

I am at a loss.

Why no DHCP when the router is set for DHCP?

Could my hardware be failing?

What makes it worse is that this is my machine with Lifetime!


Season Pass Management

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:24
I've been struggling with setting Season Pass episodes where a given first run show is repeated multiple times.

I have traditionally selected the station and time I want the Season Pass to capture and tell it First Run only.

What happens these days is TiVo grabs the first showing time from the respective channel and not the time I set up. This results in many of our Season Pass programs butting heads in common time frames.

How do you force TiVo to record the actual time frame you specify? I swear this didn't used to be an issue but that may have been pre-Premiere.

Comcast CableCard activation is so frustrating!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:12
Getting my Tivo boxes activated through Comcast has been the most
frustrating thing I have ever done. *I bought two Premiere boxes, one was
an XL4 and the other was a base model.

After calling the Comcast activation number 5 times, they said they could
do no more and had to send a tech out. This was also after a three way call
between Tivo, myself and Comcast, the Xl4 box would not activate. *Comcast
kept saying they did all they could do and they sent the correct signal and
the card was activated. *They swear they are doing everything correctly,
but the Con was showing as "Yes", which I know is correct, but the Val was
remaining at "?", which I know is incorrect.

So, I had no choice but to wait three days for the tech to come out, which
he did on last Thursday. *I explained what the problem was and he said to
me "I am not going to do anything different than than you have tried over
the phone". *I agreed with him on this, but he picked up his handheld
device and talked to someone who I could tell by the way she was talking
knew more about this than the 5 other people I talked to in the days prior.
It seems like he was able to talk to an Advanced Support person or
something like that. *Within a few minutes, whatever signal or activation
she sent, she had the Cablecard working within minutes. *We went through
the menus and the On Demand feature was working as expected.

I did let him know I had another box that I would be setting up later that
night and he left. *Of course, I set up the other box and I get the same
exact issue that I got on my first box when I call to activate the
Cablecard. *I call Comcast and explain to them that the same thing is
occurring and they kept telling me they are doing it correctly, which
obviously they are not because the tech was able to talk to someone who
knew what the issue was and had the Cablecard working in minutes. *I keep
telling them they are missing a step and they keep telling me they are not
missing a step and it is just the most frustrating thing to deal with. *I
can tell that the CSD reps I am speaking with really are not sure how to
troubleshoot at all and just are reading from scripts and templates. *So

I ask this last CSD rep to connect me to the support rep that the Tech
talked to and of course he cannot connect me to her. *Wht can they not
connect me to the rep who knows how to solve my problem? *Of course, they
say there is nothing else they can do for me, so they have to send a tech
out again, which will be this Thursday.

Why does comcast not have their act together? *Why can one person know how
to activate my Cablecard, but numerous other reps have no idea? *Why is it
that only the rep the tech talked to know how to do this? *Why not train
all the reps to handle this situation?

I am going to see how the tech does on Thursday, but I do need to write a
complaint letter to Comcast so they iron this process out for future

- Ben

Who is your tv girlfriend or boyfriend?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 09:31
Philadelphia's Action News has a substitution anchor and general reporter named Alicia Vitarelli who is ridiculously hot. She's built like the proverbial brick crap house and wears ridiculously tight dresses every newscast. I think my head would explode if they ever show her walking away from the camera. She gets five "Dayums!" from me and my buddies. I googled but don't see any pictures on the internet that do her justice.


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