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So sick of losing remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 23:36
C'mon...This is getting old. YEARS now. The F'ing Tivo loses the ability to receive remote commands and after about 10 minutes it reboots. GIVE ME A BREAK. Software is not that hard for God's sake. F'ing fix it Tivo!!!!!!

The Great Escape "USS Hornet" 7/1/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 23:22
The other thread was marked no spoilers, so I created this one.

When the previews showed an aircraft carrier I thought it might be the Hornet, it's just across the bay from Alcatraz that was in episode 1.

Unfortunately episode 2 didn't improve on episode one. It at least it doesn't look like the getting caught by guards is guaranteed. As these people didn't see the first episode they are either sneakier than the players from the previous episode or the guards were told to back off some. The whole thing seems to take place over an hour or two, one stressful morning, but not the drama they seem to try to hype.

What was most disappointing is how little was mentioned about the Hornet. It's the ship that recovered the Apollo 11 crew. We even saw the Airstream isolation trailer on the flight deck and all the people just ran past it without taking notice.

Tivo won't record when TV is off

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 20:59
I have a 6 month old Tivo Premier and I have an intermittent problem - When I first turn on the TV, I can't rewind. It's like the Tivo went to sleep, and when I turn on the TV it wakes up. But it's not just when the TV has been off for a long time.

Just this afternoon we were watching the Olympic trials. We stepped out of the house for a bit, so we hit record, then turned off the TV. When we got back and turned on the TV 20 minutes later, we couldn't rewind, and the missing time wasn't recorded either! The "recording info" said 40 minutes, but there was only 18 minutes recorded and we could see the splice from the point where we turned off the TV to when we turned it back on later. WTH?

We've had a number of other problems with Tivo randomly just not recording the shows it's programmed to get, and the only time it happens is when the TV is off. Really frustrating, when that's the only reason we have it! Does anyone have any ideas?

Channel 1 - On Demand Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 18:51
Is the Channel 1 for Comcast On Demand support to work or Show Up?? It says searching for signal when I tune to 1.

I have the On Demand functionality via Tivo Menus OK.

Olympic Trials

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 17:21
Anyone been watching?

Looks like Phelps is going to have some serious competition in the pool this summer.

Gymnast Danell Leyva on the high bar. Spectacular!

Sad to see Nastia Liukin looking like she's past her prime already.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 16:43
More and more shows are releasing full length episodes on YouTube which is great but I find it extraordinarily difficult to find and then play these using the standard Tivo search function and the peanut. It's literally not worth the amount of work involved. Am I missing something or is searching with the letter selector and the peanut really the only way to go?

Deleting all of a Particular Title

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 16:34
I have 120+ episodes of the same show configured to never delete and I want them all gone. Is there a way to nuke the entire show in one shot?

tivo hd - clearing & deleting how long - NEVER MIND THIS POST

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 15:41
I read some other threads, so I am hoping I don't have a issue. I am trying to clear and delete Tivo HD and the message says this make take an hour. After 3 hours I powered off and back on and it is still deleting? Normal?


Windows: Right-click and send to tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 15:09
I'd like to be able to just right click on a file in the Windows explorer and send to the TiVo. I have PyTivo setup and it works great, and has for several years.


Queen -w- Adam Lambert Kiev

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 14:06
I know we have some Queen / AI / Adam Lambert fans here so I wanted to share this youtube of their entire concert in Kiev last night before today's Euro 2012's grand finale football match (0 0 at this moment). These full concert youtube future DVD promo videos tend not to stay up long so if interested check it out soon.


Can no longer copy shows from one tivo to another

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 11:02
Since about June 18, almost EVERY show I record on any of my 3 Tivos will not copy to another tivo, they all have the red circle with the diagonal line... which I think means the show is copy protected. What gives? This is true even for shows that before June 18 were NOT copy protected and I could copy (such as Lois & Clark on Hub). Is something broken in the latest Tivo service release? Is this a bug? I think this really limits the usefulness of my Tivos! I've tried restarting all three Tivos... no change.

Gaps in Channel Guide info

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 07:06
I've got a TiVo Premiere with Fios CableCard installed. It was offline for several days due to me moving. I finally got it back on, but all channels were blank. Tried redoing Guided Setup, which populated the guide. However, there's lots of programming gaps. For example, a channel may go from a 1-hr show ending at 1pm, with the very next Guide listing at 5pm. No info (or entry) for any of the shows in that 4 hr gap. Any ideas? Thanks!

New Premiere: No SP, No Upcoming recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 22:35
Okay, so I got a Premiere earlier today, got it all setup, and its pretty much downloaded all of the guide data.

I've been racking my brain and searching the forums for an answer, but I cannot, at all, set up Season Passes for ANY show. I'm using HD Menus, have tried connecting to Tivo many times, have tried creating them online and on the iPhone app, absolutely nothing works.

I have narrowed it down to it not showing upcoming recordings. For example, on one of my local channels, Psych is playing for the next 10 hours. I can SEE it on the guide. But when I go into the show details, it says nothing is upcoming in the next 14 days. It's wrong.

What am I doing wrong? Every thread I have found never gives a solution, just discussions and people reporting they fixed it without saying how.

Any ideas? I read to wait a day for all the data to pop up, but looking into the guide future, it's all downloaded, so that doesn't make any sense, either.


EDIT: Tried SD menus, and it allows me to create SP and see upcoming showings. Obviously I can now use this as a work around, but why must I? Does this make any sense to anyone else? Thanks again ;)

XFINITY: Negative Experience, CableCard

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 20:17
I recently had to get a warranty-replacement Premier (basic) TIVO because the hard drive died in the old one. Of course there was a cablecard in it which had to be changed over.

XFINITY, nee Comcast, tells me that they are unable to pair my (multistream M-Card) from my previous Premier with my new Premier because Comcast does not recognize the Host ID number of the new TIVO: 0-350-130-090-342

Dear G_d, what next?

The teledroid on the phone says that I will have to take my TIVO unit into the Comcast Service center (stand in line for 30 minutes) and then have them "scan the box into their system" and then call back and go through this process (of pairing the cablecard) once again.

WTF ??

Has anyone else with a brand-new Premiere had this problem in being unable to pair their cablecard? Is it just me? Do I have a black cloud over my head? Every interaction I'm required to have with Comcast seems to result in a negative experience.

Please help me decide which Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 11:18
Background: Had DirectTV with Tivo SAT-T60 from ~2001 to May 2012. LOVED IT. Had lifetime TIVO which was good, but also golden handcuffs
Went to FIOS May 2012 because of lack of DirectTV support for my box.

Appears my choices are Premiere XL versus XL 4 ?

I have a STB that is free for me to keep forever as I want, and a FIOS DVR that I am eager to return (they said it would be free for three months, but then changed their minds)

I keep stopping by on my way home to make sure that the new boxes have all the features I loved in my old series 1 box (not sure if some features were DirectTV versus TIVO since they were combined). So far it all seems good.

We only have one TV (and are okay with that). It is in a location that does not have phone or ethernet access. I could run an ethernet cat 5/6 cable if i need to.

Q1: the stb and dvr seem to have FIOS specific features such as PPV, Games, media manager, record remotely (from office, friends house, iphone), homecontrol, widgets. Does the Tivo have these? Would I use the STB in parallel with the Tivo to have these? Do I even care if I have these?

Q2: It seems if I get the XL4, then I just plug the coax with the TV channels and MOCA ethernet into the box so that I don't need to plug in the CAT 5/6 RJ45 connector in at all. Is that right? Thus, that would save me from buying the MOCA adapter or running more cable?

Q3: The XL4 on the Tivo site warns me that I won't be able to record over the air. That does not seem to be an issue now, but if I lost the FIOS, then it would be....??

Q4: The Tivo site also warns that the box will only accept digital channels. I am guessing that is all FIOS does, so not an issues, but...??

Q5: Any general advice on which box to get....We tried liking the DVR, but it seems to just not be as much fun as the old TIVO we had. I don't want to spend money on the box, but.....


S3 Power Supply Repair

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 10:14
Have an original S3 power supply in need of repair, several domed capacitors. Weaknees isn't interested in just a straight repair. Anyone know of someone or a company that will repair a Tivo power supply? Thanks

DSR708 "Failed while loading data"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 09:21
I have one DSR708 that never received the 6.4 update and so lost local channels a few weeks ago. I submitted the TSN over on the DirecTV forums but it still hadn't received the update after a couple weeks.

Lately, I have changed the dial-in number every other day to see if it made a difference, and yesterday the download took more than usual 15 seconds. I checked back over the next hour, but it eventually wound up with a "call interrupted" status.

I tried the call again, and this time it wound up taking over an hour but ended with "Failed while loading data". I restarted the unit (three thumbs down + enter) and tried another call but get the same results.

Any tips on what to try next would be greatly appreciated.

TCD 649080: service number problem (numbers don't match)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 09:14
I got a series2 from ebay. Model number as above TCD649080. The seller says the HDD was upgraded using InstantCake (yes I'm familiar with the software, used it myself in the past on a different TiVo).

The problem I have is that the service number shown in Account Status does not match the one printed on the back of the box. I did a clear and delete everything twice, the service number in Account Status did not change, so it still doesn't match the printed one. And when I try to activate the TiVo box using the service number as shown in Account Status, the TiVo website says the number is invalid.

edit: doing a kickstart 52- doesn't work; the unit continues booting as if nothing happened, and at the end displays the same unmatching service number

kickstart 56 - reboots, gives a black screen, with "connecting to the server" then after a while "error: bad connection" (despite the TiVo being connected to my home network, and the network activity light blinks - and I've tested the connection by running guided setup, it connects and downloads guide data just fine) Then it just hangs there.

Time Warner Cable Box and Tivo's DVR feature?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 02:30
following dilemma and pardon the question (woman at work!)

I moved from NYC to Hawaii, where unfortunately the tivo culture isn't that developed. In New York it was a blast but now...
I got the cable card + tuner through time warner. Disaster. Few channels supported by the card, not worth it. :(
I had to get a time warner cable box (no DVR), and I still have my Tivo lying around.

Can I connect the time warner cable box to the tivo, so that I can record something? The box is a receiver, so theoretically it should be able to pass the signal to the tivo, which in return can record?

Mahalo to all the boys out there... :o


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