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trouble after M card activiation

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:52
I set up my box and was getting all my analog channels great.

I inserted the M card from my cable company and got a screen that recognized the card and I wrote down all the numbers.

I called the cable company and gave them the info they asked for.
They said "the download" would take 15 or 20 minutes.

I have waited for 60 minutes and get nothing. Not even the channels I had before card insertion.

Any trouble shooting tips?


Blip of Live TV after keep-or-delete dialog

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:52
I'm often seeing a quick blip of live-TV when responding to the "Delete This Recording?" dialog that pops up at the end of a show while using the SDUI, or HDUI with Video Window turned off.

I posted a 3-minute video clip with examples here:


Anyone else seeing this annoying blip of live-TV after responding to the keep-or-delete dialog? Tell us your TiVo model and how often it occurs (every other time, every 10th time, etc.) so we can ask TiVo to address it in a future software update.

Hawaii 5-0 9/24 **SPOILERS**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:33

This show is a dichotomy! On the one hand it is a somewhat entertaining action mini-movie with good characters. That is the main reason that I will watch it.

But on the other hand, it is the most unbelievably stupid police show I've ever seen. One thing in this episode really stands out. When they find the dead bodies at that house they were able to figure out that the bad guys were going to take the place of the clean up workers going into the bombed out police building and steal something from the evidence room. So the 5-0 team gets into their cars with sirens screaming and races to the police building to tell them that there are bad guys impersonating the clean up crew. WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST RADIO OR CALL THE POLICE ALREADY AT THE POLICE BUILDING AND HAVE THEM GO IN RIGHT AWAY!! Incredibly stupid!!! When the 5-0 team gets there the bad guys are already in the building. If they had called the regular police they would have been able to go in much earlier than the 5-0 team.

And to keep on in the same stupid theme, when they discover the bad guys have already been to the evidence room and are gone, again INSTEAD OF USING THE RADIO TO CALL SOMEONE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING, they run to the loading dock and the bad guys are already gone!!!!!

Anyway, for now I'll still keep watching, but there are times I'm yelling at the TV because they are so STUPID!!!


P. S. Thumbs up to Christine Lahti as I haven't seen her in a long time and she really looked quite good!! :up::up:

Monday nights at 10 pm -- the dual tuner dilemma

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 17:03
We have a dual tuner HD Tivo, which is perfectly fine most of the time in terms of covering what we want to watch, but occasionally we run into the problem of three shows at the same time. This is the second season in a row that Monday nights at 10 pm air three shows that my wife and I are interested in: Hawaii 5-0, Castle, and Revolution. (Last season, in the spring, Smash was on the channel now airs Revolution.)

Last week, Revolution was the only one airing a new episode, so we got to check it out, and it intrigued us enough to keep the season pass. So we were left to decide between Castle and H50 as to which to keep on the TiVo, and which to watch online or sporadically when the other two are reruns.

My wife preferred Castle, because she thinks H50 is way too over the top. I preferred H50 for the following reasons:

- Hawaii in HD >>> New York
- H50 is supposed to over the top -- the whole point of it is to see what superhuman feats Steve McGarrett accomplishes this week! (Other than Jack Bauer, is there any TV character as uber-competent as McGarrett?)
- although both are episodic with some minimal long-term arc, the whole mystery of Beckett's mom's murder has gotten really tedious, especially when the deaths of supposed last person to know the truth turn out not to be dead ends
- yes, Ryan and Esposito are a funny pair, but so too are McGarrett and Williams
- Grace Park > Stana Katic

In the end, my wife relented because of the first point, figuring that Castle would lose less on the computer screen. However, she's also getting impatient with Revolution, so perhaps this will resolve itself in short order.

POE filter in an apartment

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:00
Before I ask my question, here's some background:
We live in an aprtment and have two Premiere XL4s, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. The living room XL4 is connected directly to the router. This one is also serving as a moca bridge to the one in the bedroom. I can stream between the two just fine. The Tx/Rx rates hover around 142 Mbps/112 Mbps.

The way the cable is configured in my apartment is as follows:
Point of Entry ==> Splitter 1

Splitter 1 connects to cable modem and Splitter 2

Splitter 2 connects to both Tivos.

I read on tivo.com that a moca network in an apartment wouldn't work because a POE filter couldn't be installed where the cable comes in, but it obviously works in my situation without it. Just to be doubly sure that my neighbors can't access my network, I set an encryption key in the moca settings.

So, my question is whether or not installing a POE filter where the cable comes into my apartment is a good idea or am I just trying to fix something that isn't broken?

Thanks in advance!

Unable To Log Into Tiv.com

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:34
naturally requests to push a show also fail.

PROBLEM error message on logging in basically said invalid user or password

SOLUTION--My user name is my email address. I normally use lower case. My user name now has to be in caps.

New Girl Sept. 25

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:31
Looks like a new episode at 7PM (CDT) that was not picked up by my season pass. The 8PM show was.

The 7PM show says it is episode 201 and 8PM is episode 202

Reseting the clock on a "dumbed up" TiVo HD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 15:16
I have searched desperately here and on google for the answer to no avail even thou I know I saw something on it years ago. My TiVo HD is unsubscribed and been used for 2 years to manualy record but the clock over time has strayed 36 minutes. I have delt with it but cannot anymore. I beleive clean and delete everything will reset the unit back to factory and I will have to do guided setup again while connected to my network. I'm just worried that doing this again might brick the manual recording capabillity I've enjoyed all these years. Are my fears unfounded?


Elite Freezing/Cable amplifier

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:06
Having major problems with elite freezing, my cable signal is about 90.
I live in a huge house and years ago had an amplifier put on to help our cable signal, and had a new one put on prior to getting the elite.
Would taking off the amplifier help my elite? Woud it ruin my signal? and finally why do I ONLY have problems with my elite and not my other Tivo's???

Futurama season 7B

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:57
Any insider info into when it will start?

Partners: Season One Thread *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:53
I'll keep starting season threads so we have a place to chat... ;)

Not impressed. In fact, given how much I like David Krumholtz and Michael Urie, I was disappointed. Two very good actors, capable of so much when supported by great writing, and I was mostly *meh*. And the showrunners have impressive pedigrees too. Still *meh*.

Given the rocky history of so many sitcom pilots, I'll give it another week. But if it doesn't do a quick turnaround, this will be one of the first cancellations of the season. In fact, I fear with the rapid reactions of the networks these days, it may be doomed out of the gate.

Tivo Stream - Downloads and Stream Video Stuttering

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:37

I just got my Tivo Stream 2 days ago. I love it, saves me alot of time as I used to have to download and convert for playback on my iOS devices. I am having a playback issue though. Sunday night I downloaded a program from CBS. I noticed consistently the video would freeze and continue almost like a stutter, the audio worked flawlessly. This would happen every 30 sec - 2 min or so, its really annoying. I deleted the video from my iPad and tried streaming and it would stutter in the exact same spots. I thought it may be my iPad since I have the 1st Gen so I tried it on my brand new iPhone 5 and had the exact same problem in the exact same places in the video. I downloaded the program to my computer using Tivo Desktop and it played fine with no stuttering. Last night I rebooted my router, both tivo's, and the Tivo Stream. I downloaded 2 shows from CBS and they did the same thing. I also watched a stream from SciFi and TNT to test and did not have the problem. It worked flawlessly. Although It kind of stopped working when I started a download on one device and tried streaming to another, I had to reboot the Tivo Stream to recover. So far it is only shows from CBS. I have only seen it stutter during the actual program (I haven't watched all the commercials but have not noticed it during the commercials) I also am downloading in Best quality. I have 3 more shows downloaded I haven't watched yet from NBC and Fox. I will check those out tonight, but I have tried watching a few minutes of each one and have not seen this problem. So far the shows that exhibit this behavior have been recorded on the same Tivo Premiere. I am going to try to record a CBS show on the other one and see what happens. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I have 2 Tivo Premieres, Tivo Stream, Linksys E3000 router (Gigabit for ethernet and 802.11n for wireless) iPad 1st gen connecting to the 5 Ghz Wi-Fi and iPhone 5 connecting to the 5 Ghz Wi-Fi

2 Broke Girls: Season Two Thread *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:29
Back for Season Two of 2 Broke Girls...

Spoilers allowed for any episode that's aired on CBS.

I liked this first episode, they're off to a good start. I read where the time change from 7:30 to 8:00 (add an hour if you're an eastie) means they can ratchet up the raunch level another step. Hard to imagine how it could get any raunchier, but they're gonna try. I see where one of the upcoming episodes is called "The Pearl Necklace", so maybe they can.:D

{Oh hush, leaking the name of an upcoming episode for a sitcom is not a spoiler. Sit down and find something else to complain about.}

When Sophie cried out, " I want a golden shower", my wife asked my why the rest of the cast was laughing and making funny faces. I told her to ask her facebook friends what a GS was, but she didn't fall for it. I can't wait for the PN episode.:eek:

Boss: Season Two Thread (2012) *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:21
Boss, Season Two on STARZ. Discuss away. Someone got upset about a potential spoiler in another thread, so let's have an official S2 thread, spoilers and all...

Season Two started Aug 17 2012, and will run thru Oct 19. 10 episodes. Spoilers allowed up to any episode aired on STARZ.


I love this show. Well-written, moves fast. And every episode reveals another seriously f*cked-up event from someone's past. What's not to like!

How I Met Your Mother - 09/24/12 - Farhampton

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:21
Well, they teased us with a shot of the mother at the end.

I must've missed something after Ted was talking to Klaus at the station - did they show Ted leaving Victoria?

I did laugh when Quinn met Nick at the bar and decided Robin no longer had feelings for Barney.

Nothing extra special or ground-breaking this episode.

Revolution S01E02....9.24.12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 09:26
Haven't watched it yet...others too lazy to start thread...so here ya go...

Tivo Stream to Apple TV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 09:12
Does TiVo Stream work with Apple TV? Or can Air Play work with the iPad TiVo app?


Cable card not pairing, what would you do?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 08:57
So I just re-activated my Tivo Premiere XL (2 tuner version) after growing tired of the HTPC experiment and using HD Primes. When I moved the cable card over to the Tivo, Charter entered the information I gave them (supposedly correcty) and the card will not pair to the card slot in the Tivo. On the conditional access screen I have:

Auth:S (good, means subscribed right?)
Val:? 0x0A (needs to be Val:V ...)

Charter is insistent on a truck roll. based on all the years experience I have had with cable card devices, it is my opinion that:

1) they have entered my info wrong somewhere (or the card has gone bad)
2) truck roll will do absolutely no good, short of installing a new card, which they could just FEDEX me cheaper than a truck roll.

What does everyone else think about this? Am I off base? I just dont have the 2-4 hours to sit around waiting for the truck roll, work is busy, life is busy.

Appreciate feedback, thanks!
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Anyplace to see the 9/24 eps of Mob Doctor & Revolution?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/25/2012 - 08:17
My DirecTV is still out due to home repair. Is there any place to see last night's episodes of Mob Doctor & Revolution?


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