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Fall Update and Incomplete Recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/06/2012 - 08:30
I haven't found a particular pattern to this, but I've noticed at least 3 incomplete recordings since receiving the fall update. They don't seem to be associated with a reboot. Anyone else?

ebay shipping options for a TiVo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/06/2012 - 08:06
I'm looking to probably sell a TiVo Series 2 DT (w/ lifetime) on ebay. I remember reading a post a while back about someone who sold one, but after it was shipped, it was DOA & the hard drive was damaged.

Therefore, I plan to ship mine insured. I have a FedEX account, but who is the best for shipping a TiVO and protecting it against possible damage AND making an insurance claim if needed; FedEX, UPS or USPS? Just curious.

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/06/2012 - 02:19
what can i do?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/06/2012 - 02:18
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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/06/2012 - 02:17
whatz up

Castle 11/5/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:40

This was an awesome episode and they must have had a lot of fun making it!

Three minutes in, already 4 Firefly references and many other nods to sci-fi shows.

Revolution 11/5/12 "The Children's Crusade"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:27
My, that was eventful.

So presumably, something (satellite array) is actively keeping the power off, and the pendants locally disrupt the field?

Google the Barbarian smash puny militia humans!

transfer of lifetime tivo service

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:45
so ive never officially tranfered the lifetime tivo subscription to my name. i want to do this so i can get the deals tivo offers on new tivos. anyone know how this is done. i see where you initially register the tivo. how do i transfer the service from the person whom i bought this from on ebay to my own name? and is there any other way to get signed up for awesome deals on a new tivo series 4?

Cox San Diego change to H.264/MPEG-4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:54
Last week I note that I could not receive all of premium channels (in my plus package) on my TiVo HD and could not resolve it over the phone, so they sent a Cox guy out. I had to work, so my brother was there when the Cox guy came and found out that Cox move all premium channels to H.264/MPEG-4 including the SyFy channel. :p The TiVo HD will slowly become a doorstop as Cox move other channels in 2013. While talking with the Cox guy my brother found out that Cox in San Diego is planning to replace all the DVR's with 6-tuner DVR's with a one-TB hard drive in 2013. Did not who would be building the DVR's or what software would be use. If this turn out to be true there no point in replacing the TiVo.

Gold Rush Alaska Season 3 thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:59
Anybody still watching? I have to admit I still love this show.

Loved this past week's show where they were drilling on the wrong claim.

"I thought we were done looking like idiots but I guess we still have a ways to go"

TV This Week – 11/5/12

TiVo Blog - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:41
MONDAY – Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Series Finale) – Travel – 9PM  The popular food show highlighting world cuisine comes to a close after it’s seven year run.  The show will conclude in Mr. Bourdain’s hometown, Brookyln, New York. This man is to food as Steven Spielberg is to filmmaking; he is an innovator and tastemaker. The closing of his show truly marks the end of an era.   TUESDAY – Election Night Coverage – CNN – 6PM (Plus All Other Major Networks) Most news channels will be running live Continue Reading

Moving to a new cable provider in FL

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:49
Is there anything I can do to make the process faster/easier?

We're using a Premiere Lifetime with M-Card cable card - but going to another state - another provider - another cablecard and channel setup. The new provider will be BrightHouse in Florida - we've had them before in California.

There's a chance we may go to a Premiere 4 Lifetime in between as well - but I'll have both boxes for a while so the season passes can transfer over and the 2 channel Premiere with Lifetime can get sold.

Streaming election results

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:25
Since I don't have power and not sure if I will have it back in time for tomorrow night's election results, does anyone know if any of the major news orgs stream their election coverage? I do have an iPad with a 3G connection and my Android phone has a 4G connection (and this would be better since I still have an unlimited plan).

Deals, Promos, Specials, Coupons, Bargains discussion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 13:49
For those shopping new boxes - please share any discounts you might have received and how it was done!

We currently have a Premiere Lifetime and would like to soon go to a Premiere 4 Lifetime.

The only "deal" I get is $100 off Lifetime (online existing customer discount)
Premiere 4 - $250
Lifetime - $400 (regular $500)
Total $650

Not a great deal - we'll wait for now until something better comes along.
I've already added 2 more channels of HD recording using EyeTV anyway... and it was very inexpensive!

Xfinity and Premier 4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:42
I haven't used a Tivo in almost 4 years because Comcast/Xfinity wasn't supporting them with OnDemand. But it looks like now they're supporting the new boxes with full OnDemand access. I have a couple of questions that maybe someone can answer?

1. Based on a recent post, it looks like it still requires a CableCard to work. Is this true, or is the hardware such that it's compatible right out of the box?

2. Assuming you need a CableCard, do you need just one, or do you need 4? I know on previous HD Tivos you needed a separate card for each tuner (i.e. if you wanted to be able to record 4 shows at once, you needed 4 separate cards).

3. Quality and support for CableCard applications used to be horrible. I remember stories of people needing to switch out the cards multiple times before they found one that worked. How long has the Xfinity/Tivo service been available? Are the Comcast service techs going to be able to support it? I can't handle needing to make 20 calls to Comcast before I get it working as advertised.

4. Is there a separate fee paid to Comcast for the rental of the CableCard. As it stands now, the economics are pretty compelling to go with a Tivo box. Comcast charges $16/month for their HD DVR service. If I can buy a Tivo box, pay them $15/month and not pay some additional fee to Comcast, it's a no-brainer. I can "amortize" the cost of the Tivo box very quickly given how much better the service is than Comcast's DVR software.

5. Any other opinions on this topic would be welcome.


passing the test

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:19
trying to figure out how to pass this test.........

Premier to HD strange audio problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:09
Currently have one Premier Elite (XL4) and two HDs. Due to inability to stream between anything other than series 4 to series 4, have to use "transfer" (or copy). While this has been kind of clunky and slow, it has worked up until now for the most part.

Have now experienced a new issue. Recorded episodes of "Chicago Fire" on Elite. For pilot issue, transfered (copied) pilot to one of my HDs and viewed it there. No issues. Ever since the pilot issue, when I transfer an episode of that show to the HD, I can watch it. However, there is a running dialogue from a female voice in the background describing what is going on in the show. Kind of like a "narration".

If I directly record the episode on the HD, that background narration is not there.

I've contacted Tivo support, and they have absolutely no information. They said they "currently have no resolution" and I do not expect to hear back from Tivo concerning this defect.

I have rebooted both of the Tivos. I do not yet know if any other shows are effected. Tivo connected to TV via HDMI.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar to this?

Finally Replaced R10 with HD Version

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:10
I have had an R10 for a long time and was very happy with it. I have hearing problems and thought maybe an HD DirecTV TiVo with a sound system would help. The R10 was not showing any signs of failure so we were waiting for something to fail before going to HD. I have Vascular Dementia, which is not like Alzhiemer's. I have difficulty learning new things due to short term memory problems, but once learned, I remember them just fine. So I didn't want to re-learn the DirecTV HD box interface and stuck with the familiar-to-me DirecTV HD TiVo. I have not gotten the new big TV and sound system installed yet so I don't know if I will be able to differentiate the dialog from the music or crowd sounds better yet.

My actual question is about the phone line. I have a FiOS digital phone line and Internet. I did not switch to FiOS TV because I'd have to learn a new interface and I like DirecTV. The R10 would not successfully make a call on the FiOS phone line. I am having trouble with the new THR22 also. Does the Internet connection (which seems to work, it downloaded new software successfully the first time I tried it) take the place of the phone line requirement?

I also have problems staying on topic while speaking or typing so please excuse the rambling nature of some of this thread.

Synopsis: Does the THR22's use of the wired Internet connection make up for not being able to phone in?

Mike D. in Leesburg, Va

Arrow "An Innocent Man" 10/31/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 11/05/2012 - 09:20
I have to admit that Green Arrow's type of vigilante justice is a bit disturbing. He was channeling his inner Snidely Whiplash when he chained the guy to the railroad tracks. He also impaled the bad guys hand with an arrow.

The cop figured out his secret identity already? That was fast.

Are there reasons why he isn't referred to as Green Arrow on the show yet?

So I guess that stepdad finding the salvaged yacht means that Oliver's mom knew where Oliver was for at least some of the five years he was missing.


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