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XL4 + Fronter FIOS TV - Can't copy anything!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 04:41
I switched from Comcast to Frontier Communications FIOS TV not too long ago. I also recently purchased a TiVo Premiere XL4.

I installed TiVo Desktop to try to copy some shows to a HTPC and I can't copy anything! EVERYTHING is marked copy protected!

I remember on my old TiVo HD with Comcast, I couldn't copy movies from premium channels like HBO, but it was never anything like this! What is going on?

Screenshot: hxxp://i.imgur.com/qKFi1.jpg

(The site says my post count isn't high enough to allow me to post the actual image. If someone else can post it for me, that'd be awesome.)

New Series 1 standalone software?!?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:37
I thought the latest software version for non-sat S1s was 3.0, but according to


it's 7.3

Anybody know anything about this?

Both of my S1s are currently under the weather, so I can't check that way.

Using USB Port for Power Supply

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:55
My son gave me a wireless headset. The transmitter gets its power from an XBox360 USB port. Can use a Tivo USB port for power. Requirement is 5VDC 180 ma.


Help/Thoughts on converting TiVo files

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:50
Hey All

Thanks in advance for any answers or thoughts any of you may have about this. I recently downloaded the TiVo desktop and was able to transfer a recording. It was a 30-minute HD recording.

When I uploaded it into my Pavtube video converter and set the upload to a regular avi or even mpeg, the output file size was huge beyond belief- over 150GB. Obviously, setting the output to HD made the size even bigger.

Is there something I am doing wrong? I don't need the output file to be the same quality as the original and I would like the size to be significantly smaller than what I mentioned above. Heck, I don't even have enough GB space on my computer to allow that conversion to go through.

Any thoughts?

Other external drives?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:44
Are there any drives other than the WD Expanders which will work with TiVo?

Extended warranty and failing remote

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:28
I've got a Tivo w/ a failing remote (confirmed by testing with the remote from another Tivo). The unit is under an extended warranty. Called Tivo to ask for a replacement remote and they told me remotes aren't covered by the extended warranty since they're an "accessory." Am I being BS'd?

Question concerning transfering recordings from TIVO desktop...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:06
I was just wondering... is there any way to start a transfer for a recording that is STILL in the process of recording or does you HAVE to wait until a recording has finished?

Network COnfiguration

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 15:44
My Routers are starting to die a little. Time to start thinking of replacements.

Here is the current configuration

Dlink DAP - 825
- Primary Router
- Wireless G Network Running on 2.4 Ghz AP

Dlink DAP - 825
- Wireless N Network 5 ghz AP

Dlink DAP - 1522
- Wireless Bridge for TIVO HD and Premiere's

Have been looking at Routers

- Asus Black Diamond RT-N66U
- Netgear N900 Series

Anybody have any thoughts on what they prefer and works best for Bridging.

I know I kow MOCA but where the routers are located is a royal pain in the ass to run a Cable Cord to.

Any advice is appreciated

TRH22 & MLB Extra Innings Package Problems

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 14:30
Does anyone else w/ the new DirecTV HD Tivo Unit have problems getting the MLB Extra Innings channels?

I get all of my other channels fine, and the MLB Extra Innings Channels show up fine on my other receivers (non-TiVo)--just not on the TiVo unit.

I have called DirecTV three times on this and they are clueless. Last night, a technician was able to resend a signal that got it working, but today it's back to the same problems. All that shows up on the screen is the DTV logo.

Anyone else had this experience?

PyTivo with Windows 7 Tampa Bay

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 14:10
Looking to contact some one in the Tampa Bay area that uses pyTivo with windows 7.

Who Shot J.R.?

TiVo Blog - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 13:49
Fans of the original Dallas series will never forget that line and TV historians will never forget what that scene did for television. It’s been said that the final scene of the season in 1980, where Larry Hagman’s character J.R. Ewing was shot by an unknown assailant, is one of the most unforgettable cliffhangers in prime time dramatic television. Dallas is also commonly credited with helping to popularize the trend in the US to end a television season with a cliffhanger. With the first season of the Dallas TNT reboot Continue Reading

"Go On", a new show starring Matthew Perry premiers Tonight 8/8

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:35
A new comedy called Go On starring Matthew Perry (from Friends and Studio 60) premiers tonight on NBC at 11:04 pm (EDT) after the Olympic coverage ends.

It got a good review in the Boston Globe, and since there's little in the way of non-repeats on right now, I'm going to give it a try.


Anyone heard anything about it?

Having problems with s3 oled after psu died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:43
My parents gave me their lifetime s3 tivo a while back after it died. My girlfriend and I have been wanting to upgrade from a single tuner, so I was pretty excited when I found the thread about how a lot of these have bad power psus. So I bought a decent soldering station and replaced 11 of the 15 caps on the psu. Fired it up and hard drive was clicking badly. Went to microcenter and picked up a wd10earx (1tb) drive and used an image from unitron i found. i used winmfs.
It never makes it out of powering up screen. Ive tried several times and nothing. It does the same thing when the hd is unpluged. could it be a bad cable? or even a bad hd? any ideas?

Thanks- Bryan

S3 OLED is in perpetual reboot cycle

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:00
:( Yesterday evening our S3 OLED went into an endless reboot cycle. It gives us the "Wait, Powering Up" screen for a couple minutes, and then boots again, with same result. I tried to do a kickstart, but it just reboots to the same cycle after I enter the kickstart code. Does this simply mean that the hard drive is completely dead? Or is it just mostly dead, with a chance of being saved (would hate to lose all those shows)? Is there maybe something else going on with the tivo itself?

The unit has a lifetime sub, and quite honestly I like it much better than our premiere, so I'd like to save it. If it is simply a case of replacing the hard drive and all will be well, does anyone have a disk image for model 648250B, and is it difficult to do? If it is not difficult, I'd rather do it myself to save some cost.

Thank you.

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 7, 2012

TiVo Blog - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 07:27
Led by Aly Raisman, the USA women’s gymnastics team continued to dominate TiVo’s most-watched moments on Day 11 of the London Olympics. In the women’s balance beam finals, the bronze medal came down to a tie between Raisman and Romania’s Catalina Ponor, in which the winner was decided by who had the higher execution score. Raisman’s higher score allowed her to top Ponor for bronze on the beam, but the two continued their competition in the next televised event. In the women’s floor exercise finals, Raisman nailed one of her Continue Reading

Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne this Sunday at 10pm EST

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 05:51
Heard some clips and they have been good.

Spoiler: Tom Arnold makes an appearance

Drive died, need help!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 08/08/2012 - 02:36
I hope this is an appropriate forum to post this to.
I have read through various threads but would like an opportunity to present my specific situation.

I have a S3 HD (652160).
The hard drive died.
I read various posts about using 2TB drives but decided to try.
I am using a Hitachi Deskstar (I can't find a "model" number on it).
I downloaded "652_gset.tbk" from a link in a thread on this forum, and got WinMFS.

DURING the process, I told it NOT to limit the partition size.
I also supersized it.

I'm in TWC country, and have a multi cable card and tuning adapter.

When first powered up, it seemed happy.
It got as far as asking my zip code, and downloading guide info.
It then rebooted when I pressed select to move on.

After several attempts, it finally stated there was a hardware problem (this was in a "messages and settings" menu section.

I tried rebooting with the cable card removed but it just kept restarting during the "just a few more minutes" phase.

I tried kickstart codes 54, 57 and 58.
54 did the SMART test and the drive passed (good thing as it's brand new!).
58 installed an update (not sure if it actually finished).
57 did a GSOD and said it was going to try to fix the hardware issue.
I walked away since it said it might take several hours, but after about one hour, it was in a reboot cycle again.

So, to make a long inquiry short, should I have limited the partition size? Did I use the wrong backup file? Or is there something else I need to look into?



Confused. Is it an Elite, XL4 or Premiere 4?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:04
I called Tivo to do a change of ownership on an eBayed, LT HD.

The rep told me that in a month or two, Tivo was going to replace the XL4 with a "Premiere 4". He said that it would have four tuners and Moca but only a 500GB hard drive. He also said that WE could purchase it for $250. Isn't that the Q for RCN subscribers?

Are they going to offer the Elite/XL4 to us, with a 500GB hard drive, sell it for $250 and call it "Premiere 4"?

The rep said that they had a meeting about this two days ago and that they never told them NOT to tell any customers so.....

I have had Tivo's forever it seems and I have dealt with them many, many times but, this sounds strange to me. I'm sure that he has his facts mixed up but this is what he told me.

Grimm Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:35
Episode 1 of Season 2 is scheduled for Monday, August 13 2012 at 10PM EDT.

Glo-Remote Programming Capabilities

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:27
I would like to program my TiVo remote so that the Power button controls the power for both my AV Receiver and my Television. My Television uses a standard single power button to toggle the power, however my AV Receiver has one button for "On" and a second button for "Off".

I'd like to program the TiVo remote so that the first press of the Power button sends out the TV toggle code and the AV Receiver On code, while the second press of the button sends out the TV Toggle code and the AV Receiver Off code.

Is there a way to tell the TiVo remote the difference between a power on and a power off code?

There has to be a way to do this because my older peanut remote does this just fine. I just can't remember how I programmed.


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