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Series 3 Pixelation/Freezing Swapping Power Supply Hard drive with Premiere

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:21
I have a 6 year old series 3 with lifetime that is freezing/pixelating on HD channels. Seems to work fine on SD channels. It also freezes at times on Tivo Central and the only way to get it to sometimes work again is a reboot.

I also have access to a TiVo Premiere. Can I swap power supplies and hard drives between the two units to see which is my problem or aren't they compatible? I understand I will lose everything on the new hard drive but it has never been used anyway.

Hulu+ Now on AppleTV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 09:52
Ok. NOW I may finally cut the cord...

Hulu Plus is now on AppleTV

Comcast Deleting Secondary Premium Channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 09:30
Remember how cool it was when digital cable first came out, and you got like 10 different channels each of HBO and Showtime?

Well, apparently Comcast thinks that's over. In our market (and I think this is a national trend), the four premium packages will include a) 4 channels of HBO (main, main west, 2, and signature), b) 2 channels of Cinemax, c) only the main channel of Showtime, and d) only the main channel of Starz. This is effective August 23.

Of course, the packages will still include the On Demand libraries from these services. I guess Comcast thinks that people will still pay $15-$20 / month just for the VOD access and the main channel, and they can free up bandwidth for something else.

TiVo needs to get me XFinity On Demand access soon.

TiVo Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — July 30, 2012

TiVo Blog - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 07:43
Swimming finals dominated the most-watched moments during day 3 of the London Olympic Games, followed by men’s gymnastics. John Orozco’s pommel horse woes were perhaps the lowest moment for the USA Men’s Gymnastics Team and landed Orozco in the day’s TiVo Top Moments. Another disappointment for Team USA was John Lochte’s fourth-place finish in the 200m freestyle, missing the podium by a tenth of a second. However, not all TiVo Top Moments from day 3 were low points for Team USA: Missy Franklin’s performance in the women’s 100m backstroke – less Continue Reading

Wow-changed from wireless adapter to powerline internet, much faster

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 05:28
I've always had some issues with Netflix and Tivo Transfer with my two Series 3 Tivos. The Netflix would lock up sometimes or the online menus on the Tivo would be slow. I've considered using a powerline system, but they were kind of expensive.

I bought the Actiontec Plug Av 200 Mbps adapter kit, and I am amazed. It was $50 on Amazon, but it is worth the extra speed without having to run internet cable throughout my house. I wish I had done this sooner. I know they don't work for everyone, but they worked for me right out of the box.

I could never watch a program right away that was transferring from another Tivo, but I can now. The amazing thing is only one of my Tivos is hooked up to the powerline; the other uses wireless still. I'll probably get an adapter for that one as well.

Tivo and Ipad

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/31/2012 - 01:22
Ok i'm not sure exactly where to ask this so here goes...

I'm going on a trip and thinking about buying and Ipad (the newest version) because what i'd like to do is transfer several movies to watch as i travel on this ipad and i'm not sure if i can do that and how? Is that a Tivo2Go function? How would i hook up the ipad to my tivo or pc to transfer the files?

I'm thinking i'd get the 32 or 64 gig model but how big in gigs is an average 1 hour show? Do you have any links to specific info? thanks:)

oh i have a premiere tivo and also can i record netfilx movies to the tivo or ipad?

How long will videos work? Store on hard drive.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 23:36
I had copy protected recordings on my computer from Windows Media Center. I had to reinstall Windows and now none of those recordings are playable on my computer. If I transfer Tivo recordings to my computer do they face the same type of fate? I have the following questions:

1) If I store non-copy protected OR copy-protected Tivo files on my computer can I watch them on it forever without them one day not working due to a computer software/hardware change OR a DRM time limit?
2) Can I store them forever and then transfer them back and watch them on the Tivo?
3) Can I do all this while storing them on an external hard drive?

but he knows that because England home.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 21:47
Today, the World Cup in Germany has entered ** 16 game to see the ball mí are hooked, 8 in the war, this term is based on attacking football World Cup, the ball mí look forward to the Top 8 will be more jīng color.

The first opening will be Germany and Argentina de war, the game has not yet begun to have transferred enough everyone's appetite.

Maradona, Argentina, Argentina coach Jose Pekerman is to say, has changed a lot in Argentina and has previously been bound to win ... Leo Messi said he wanted to go beyond Du Yang, said Riquelme this time to defeat Du Yang ... the provocation of the Argentine and Germany fought back to become the biggest surprise of the game.

Klinsmann and his team can continue to go on in the World Cup? Can they continue to hope for the local audience?

We all hope that the repetition of the myth of the year to win his home, Franz Beckenbauer said he was looking forward to the German team semi-finals.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again came to the scene to help out, the whole of Berlin, the whole of Germany has been an unprecedented atmosphere enveloped ... According to incomplete statistics, there will be more than 200 more than the media on the game commentator who broadcast from around the world in today are ready for the throat tea ... German team got up this big early in the morning, the chefs prepare delicious food ... Klinsmann warned the German players not to go dispute, and the Argentines because they like to provoke opponents in the race, the German team xiǎo guys who keep in mind the teachings of Klinsmann tactics in their mind at the moment.

Germany will continue the previous lineup, Miroslav Klose and Hellmers are eager to score, can not always relying on Du Yang goals?

Can unprecedented unity of the German team crossed this powerful Argentina?

Everything will soon be announced!

Two more

To be continued)

World Cup volume -35. See also Argentina Do not cry for me

"B!" With the Slovak referee Lu Bosi - Michelle soon as the whistle, de war kicked off. **

On the court, the German team wearing white sè uniforms Argentina wearing the away the blue sè jersey. Offensive first half, the German team from left to right, from right to left offensive in Argentina.

The opening race, the Argentine gave the German team played rough, as Argentina's Leo Messi received a pass from Juan - Roman - Riquelme broke into the penalty area, as fleas general Smart Germany players Mertesacker in the opening three minutes to eat a yellow card!

"Damn, this guy is really flexible." Mertesacker complained to his teammates, he hunched shoulders helplessly, I just do not foul, Messi has been broke into the restricted area, the result is likely to score. Mertesacker this approach is blocked from moving forward in Massey foul.

Du Yang Mertesacker's very identity, original, and Macy's duel, he felt Argentina is too boundless prospects, his absolute speed is very general, but the instant start-up and ball combination up after the very fast and agile, his housekeeping trick xiǎomáo donkey Ortega forced change to play his strokes than his master to be more out sè good body balance in Macy .

Get a list of movies with thumbs up, thumbs down?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 20:31
About 5 movies a week, five years, is more than 1000 movies. Lots of data!

Is there any way to see that info? *Via apps, Linux commands or 3rd party apps?

DirecTivo R10. Planning to upgrade to HD.

'Longmire' - Episode #9 is on the net

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 20:09
Just a FYI,

A HD capture of episode 9 of 'Longmire' (Dogs, Horses and Indians) is available by alternative means on the internet. 'Longmire' is in the middle of a 2 week hiatus but somehow the new episode made it out. It's a Web-DL copy.

The Big C final season info

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:50

The Big C will have on final season. It will be four one hour episodes.

I enjoy the show but I don't know if I will really miss it. They can't drag this out forever. My guess is that Cathy will die.

DirecTV TiVo from weaknees.com?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:33
Has anyone had any experience, good or bad, with activating a 3rd party purchase for DirecTV TiVo?

Upgrading from SD TiVo to HD TiVo. Any way to migrate thumbs-up and thumbs-down?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:00
Upgrading from SD TiVo to HD TiVo after 5 years. Is there any way to migrate all the thumbs-up and thumbs down preferences?

TiVo gives the ability to reset preferences, how about some way to migrate preferences?

Five movies a week, over five years, is more than 1000 movies.

Is there any way to see that info? (Via menus, apps, Linux commands or 3rd party apps?)

TiVo Central > Find Programs > TiVo Suggestions.

That only shows a list of current movies, like five or 10. *Where is the list of all 1000 + movies with thumbs up and thumbs down?

It was a convenient way to keep track of movies watched.

Old TiVo: DirecTV TiVo R10 still works great!

FIOS DVR vs. Tivo Xl4--multiple simultaneous

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 17:24
We loved our DirectTV with Tivo, but were forced to drop it because DirectTV dropped support of the box.

One bothersome thing about the FIOS DVR is that it will actually record the exact same show at the exact same time on two different channels. (Less incredible is that it will record the same episode twice in the same day, but we had to let the old Tivo do that with some shows because the show's description was not enough for TIVO to distinguish episodes, and so never recorded any but the first)

We are saving up our money for an XL4, but I got to wondering, would the XL4 do the same thing. We can't use our old experience because the duplicate channels are due to HD (which I don't care about) and SD being broadcast at the same time for the same show on two different channels. We did not have HD on the DirectTV.

Question: is the XL4 smart enough (we are running FIOS) to not record the same show at the same time on two different tuners? Maybe it would solve if the XL4 would let me specify SD only?

TV This Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 16:47
The TiVo team loves bringing you the top 5 Olympic moments each day, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about summer TV! Here are FIVE shows that you should record this week! MONDAY – Bunheads (ABC Family) ABC Family strikes with another hit! While someone people have been quick to judge Bunheads as “just a dance show,” we just have to say it – they are wrong. Broadway famed actress Sutton Foster and Gilmore Girls veteran Kelly Bishop bring us into a world of ballet, dramaedy, and inspiration. The show has four Continue Reading

To TIVO or NOT to TIVO!?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 15:38
Hi, new to this forum. I may have ditched DISH Satellite too soon (after over a decade). I hadn't thought of the inconveniences we would encounter. The reason we finally cancelled was because, other than local stations, the only other stations we watched were LIFETIME (wife) and ESPN and FOXNEWS (myself). Ridiculous IMO to pay over $100.00 for 2 stations (we now have OTA with indoor antennas with a much better HD picture quality than with satellite). We are in San Antonio, TX and receive 22 stations (6 hispanic) crystal clear!

Now for the problem/inconvenience- I assumed we would be able to use our DVD recorders to record the local stations at our convenience. Well, we CANNOT! Our 2 brand new HD/3D LG Tv's have no video outputs (only inputs-except for an optical audio output). I googled and found that this is by design to FORCE us to cable/satellite/TIVO etc.(Receivers with outputs). They even stopped selling DVD recorders WITH DIGITAL ATSC tuners to make it further IMPOSSIBLE to record. I previously had a Panasonic DVD recorder with a digital tuner (had no use-at the time for the tuner since it was hooked up to satellite receiver) I had paid $169.00 for it approx. 4 years ago-they are now selling on Amazon(used) for over $700.00(with digital tuners). Saw some today on Amazon for over (900.00) and E-bay with starting bids at $200 which will hit the ceiling I'm sure! Wow, are we being manipulated!!

OK! Rant Over!! Is Tivo the best option? We were considering the cheaper Premier model for $99.00 and $14.95 per month. It only has a 320 GB and 45 hours of HD recording. That's ok for us since even with DVD recording we watched/erased often. How easy does the TIVO record and erase. Is the local channel guide convenient (since we will have it connected ONLY to the OTA input). Is it better to purchase directly through the TIVO website or through alternates (Amazon etc.) Any advice will be appreciated. We were looking forward (1 year ago) to purchasing the NEW ON MARKET BLU RAY DVD RECORDER (with ATSC tuner) to record. They are off the market(never made it to our market)in the US, but are selling well in Japan/Korea etc. It's not the fault of the makers-Panasonic/ LG etc. They simply understand that there is no market for them in the U.S. because of the aforementioned.

Guide Data: Different times for SD and HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 14:58
I am on an archaic cable system here in the Colorado mountains. I believe it is some type of TWC franchise.

First off, they don't provide the Denver locals in HD. They claim they can't get them due to some type of legality with a satellite company.

What's really torquing me is the guide data being provided. Sometimes the SD and HD times are the same for some stations, sometimes they're different. Even when they're the same, they're wrong and off by at least one (1) hour, if not more. Most of the times they are wrong!

Any suggestions on who to contact for either issue?

The Newsroom "Bullies" 7/29/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:05
Overall I liked this episode, but it didn't seem to fit the character we've seen thus far to have McAvoy relentlessly attacking the person he was interviewing like he did, especially given that he was really talking about someone else's policies.

True Blood "Somebody That I Used to Know" 7/29/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:01
I don't know what I think of this episode yet.

I agree with the poster from last week that said the producers are very good at making it seem like something really good will come NEXT week.

Was I the only one that thought the whole pack master thing was supposed to be a fight?


Series 2 - TV Guide won't show up!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/30/2012 - 08:42
I have a Humax Series 2 (DRT800). Software version 9.3.2-01-2-595.

When I press the "Guide" button, it doesn't display the TV lineup like it should. Instead, it only shows information about the current program being shown.

This button worked properly for years and years, and now suddenly won't work!

I tried rebooting, and connecting to the Tivo service for updates, but still the same problem.

Any ideas?


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