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Need help with TivoHD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 23:29
I have a TivoHD that died recently. It was no longer able to make it past the first welcome screen. After a quick web search suggested this was from a bad hard drive. I have tried several different hard drive solutions from other working Tivos and have not yet had this Tivo boot. I also used various check disk utilities on the hard drive and it has always been fine.

The other suggestion was that this could be from a bad power delivery to the hard drive. This evening I tried booting from a external hard drive so that it was not powered by the tivo. This also hung at the first welcome screen.

What other suggestions are there to track down what may be going wrong? I am motivated to fix this machine as I have lifetime service and would hate to lose that.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Alan

The Newsroom - 8/12/2012 - The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy, Porn

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 22:52
For the life of me, I can't recall a blackout in NYC in June of 2011.

Nor can I find any mention of one here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_power_outages#2011

Am I going crazy, or did they just make that up?

Video and Audio Dropout

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 22:25
I have a TiVo Premiere XL4 thats 9 weeks and 2 days old. Today it started to drop video and audio on live tv and recorded content. It has been happening every few seconds to minutes randomly. I have tried doing a hard reboot by pulling the power after a soft reboot through the menu didn't work and it still has not fixed the problem. My other TiVo Premiere is fine that is connected to the same cable source in my bedroom. Am I looking at a failing hard drive that would cause this type of problem or is there some other fix that I am not aware of? Has anyone else experienced this issue on the XL4? :(

Premiere HD failing after power outage

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 21:43
I'll try and stay brief. If this is in the wrong forum please direct me elsewhere, thanks.

Was away from home for 2 weeks and came back to discover the Tivo acting very slowly. The menus lagged and the playback, live or recorded, does not work properly. Our cable is working on another Tivo (Series 2). I took out the cable card and Ethernet connection and playback of recorded shows works for 6-9 seconds before pausing for a few and then playing 6-9 seconds and so on.

I should note that the unit has always seemed very buggy, but I took that as a software issue.

Tivo support suggested getting a replacement for $150. I have a lifetime service on the unit which I was told was still good after the replacement.

2 questions (maybe I should be asking better questions but these are the ones I have): First, is the the HD failing and can I swap out a new one? Second, is there another way around getting a replacement unit like resetting the Tivo?

Any help is appreciated!

magic jack i have a older samsung sir 4040 dvr

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 20:14
and i need to know how to get the majic jack to work with it as the phone line magic jack works with the newer dvrs and will work with the older ones to ive been told but u have to do something to get it to work just dont know what it is

"Unable to Connect to Netflix"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 19:51
I have a Premiere. Since Friday, I haven't been able to connect to Netflix. The red Netflix page shows briefly, and then an error message appears saying that it's unable to connect to Netflix, to try again, or to go to Netflix's website for help.



It had worked for years, and nothing about my internet service or home network has changed. I can watch YouTube and Hulu videos on TiVo, but not Netlix. Also, the Netflix service is working at home on other devices. Just not on TiVo.



I spoke three times with Netflix yesterday, troubleshooting. I did the same with TiVo today, calling three times and going through every conceivable troubleshooting option that they could think of. Hot reboots, cold reboots, changing settings, checking my network, trying to de-authorize the TiVo, connecting the TiVo directly to my modem (thus, bypassing any router), and more. One rep. actually suggested that I try using the TiVo from a different location, meaning I either have to move or ask a friend if I can install and watch my Netflix account via my TiVo from their home. I didn't try that.



As of today, the status is that someone from TiVo will be calling me within the next 72 hours. So apparently I must stay home from work for the next three days and wait for them to call.

Any user experience on this issue would be appreciated. Everything that both TiVo and Netflix suggested has not worked.


Any user experience on this issue would be appreciated.

Tnt Hd season pass problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 17:27
Hi ya,

Anyone having problems with Tnt on the thr22 with the seasons passess. I have 4 shows as season passes. Rizzoli and Isles, Franklin and Bash, Falling Skies, Perception and it keeps removing the season pass to do recordings. When I go to the "view recording history" It says this about all the recordings "This program will not be recorded because its channel has been removed from your lineup.". Tnt is still in the channel line up and has never been removed.

I have tried everything. Deleting the season pass and re-doing it. restarting unit. After I have redone the seasons passes within several hour or by the next day, it removes all the seasons passes to do recordings with the above message.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed

SSD cache for Tivo - anyone speak Chinese?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 15:36
I would love to get my hands on a WareMax HybridCache - it's a transparent SSD cache for a SATA hard drive. It goes between the hard drive and the Tivo: http://vr-zone.com/articles/waremax-...ing/12554.html

It looks like it's the closest thing to the old cache card from the Series 1 Tivo's. Talking more about it here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...t=cache&page=2

Look towards the bottom of page 2...

Anyway, in all the googling, all I see for apparent end users having this product are forums in what I can only assume is Chinese - since I'm only an English speaker. Apparently they did ship in Taiwan, but I haven't seen any mention/sighting of them outside of Taiwan. Probably squished by a patent or some other BS :p If anyone can read the forums - are there any clues as to what happened to it? Or even cost - if it was more than a couple hundred bucks I wouldn't bother. But I suspect they were shooting for under $100.

Dupe

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 15:09
Dupe - changed title

2012 Fall shows you are looking forward to

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:46
The Futon Critic's list of comedies looks pretty thin to me. I long for the days when I could not wait for the Fall TV Premieres.

Premier 4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 11:26
From Engadget:

TiVo Premiere 4 confirmed early, promises a 4-tuner DVR for the masses
By Jon Fingas
Aug 9, 2012 10:51AM


TiVo owners who've wanted to record any more than two shows at a time or use more recent technology like MoCA have had to look towards the wallet-busting Premiere XL4, at least if they didn't happen to rely on a cable provider bundling the Premiere Q. Thankfully, TiVo has told Zatz Not Funny that a more affordable Premiere 4 option is on the way. The new DVR will still require QAM digital cable or FiOS TV for its tuners to sing, but its 500GB of space will likely lead to a significant price cut versus the 2TB-touting XL4 -- if also a whole lot of deleted old shows. MoCA, an eSATA port and a single CableCARD slot will carry over, so there's few other penalties in store for those who pass on the XL4 flagship. We don't have any official word on the launch strategy so far, although one loose-lipped rep has floated the rumor of a release within the next one to two months at $250 price tag. If true, the Premiere 4 will go a long way towards satisfying TV junkies who are more concerned about catching every show in a crowded prime time slot (and a lower cost) than digging through months-old archives.



Source: Zatz Not Funny

delete - keep until suggestion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:55
I didn't realize that 'delete' and 'keep until' were two separate lines and mistakenly deleted a half-watched movie, which also rapidly disappeared from 'recently deleted'. I wasn't paying enough attention and made the mistake because when I highlighted the 'delete' line I saw a 'right arrow' and I assumed that meant there were options. Instead, selecting the arrow deleted. I think it would be nice if that little arrow were not displayed.

Sylvia

Messages - delete all at once?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:43
At least once a week I select some programs online to be recorded. I've configured to not get an email confirmation. I do get messages that the programs have been recorded, or not. I can see from the first screen what has and hasn't been successful. After exploring the failures, I'd like to be able to bulk delete all the messages - now it seems I have to open each in order to delete it.

Sylvia

Value Question?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:33
I have a S3 TCD648250B with a new 1TB drive upgrade and PLS running like a champ. But I really need to upgrade to a Tivo S4 4 tuner. What is the value of my S3?

What is "Now Playing on HP"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:33
On my TiVo menu is a "Now Playing on HP" line. If I select this, there's nothing playing. I'm guessing HP is my desktop computer. Is this where I might see something I'd purchased, like from Netflix or Amazon?

Or something streaming?

How would I test this with a free selection?

I have a wireless home network and Comcast cable for internet, but the TiVo itself is hard-wired, modem and router, not wireless.

Sylvia

Managing YouTube from my computer works pretty well

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:08
After reading all the discouragements here about TiVo and YouTube, I have settled on a few work-arounds.

I manage YouTube from my computer, selecting subscriptions, playlists, ... I clear the lists online as soon as I've watched the program, before adding anything else, have learned that since I've set it to display newest first that if I add a series or sequence I should add it backwards, learned to clear subscriptions on my computer and add what I want to see to Favorites.

Now the TiVo displayed navigating arrows work, yes slowly, but they do work, sometimes I get the choice to vote an item up or down (the last one in the queue I think). TiVo/YouTube wants to sequentially play everything in the Favorites list, so keeping the list cleared of all items I'm finished with is working.

As well, it's taken me a while to negotiate YouTube on line, and I've got this working adequately. I wouldn't have even known where to start if it hadn't been for all the help and complaints here.

Thanks,

Sylvia

not telling TiVo all the channels I receive?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 09:53
TiVo asks me what channels I receive. If I do not select a channel that I do receive, I'm assuming that TiVo won't look there for suggestions. (For instance excluding the children's channels, or the shopping channels, ... )

Can I still access that channel from TiVo, live TV ... ?

Sylvia

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 11, 2012

TiVo Blog - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 08:06
From sprinters to long distance runners, track & field finished strong in last night’s Olympic coverage, grabbing four out of five TiVo Top Moments. The most watched moment was the finish of the men’s 4x100m relay as the fastest man in the world set a record with the fastest team in the world. Usain Bolt brought home the baton for Jamaican to win gold with a record setting time. He also brings home three gold medals and another record: the first person to win golds in the 100m, 200m and the Continue Reading

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/12/2012 - 07:42

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