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S3 to XL4 file transfer and grouping

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 23:35
So I'm getting my XL4 tomorrow. Pretty excited. I have 3 series 3 right now in lifetime that I would like to pull shows from onto the S4.

When you transfer shows from the s3, will they group into a new folder on the s4 that will be the same folder that the season passes will record to? I read a long time ago that the transfers will be in their own folders and the season passes and new recordings will create their own new folders. If so that's kind of a pita

Series 3 YouTube incredibly slow

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 23:13
My wife uses the YouTube feature of our Series 3 all the time. Or she used to. Sometime in the last couple of months, it became unusably slow. It now takes tens of seconds just to show the menu where YouTube, Amazon, etc., then another 15-20 seconds to bring up the YouTube interface, then several seconds per menu item to scroll down to "Search", and then, when typing in a search, every time it starts doing its partial lookups, it gets stuck for more tens of seconds at a time.

Anyone ever seen this, or, even better, know how to fix it?

Four tuners...why not...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 22:19
Four HDMI outputs? Then I could use my tv's multiple HDMI inputs to use picture in picture or picture by picture on my tv to watch two shows at once!


Help PC not detecting DVR / Error Retrieving Data

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 21:34
Can anyone help me? I installed Tivo Desktop 2.83 on 2 computers. It does not work on either one when trying to view Recordings to Transfer. Sometimes it says it cannot detect a DVR, sometimes it says "there was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR".

The DVR is set to allow transfers. I called Tivo and they were not much help, we rebooted Tivo, rebooted PC, tried Tivo Beacon instead of Bonjour, tried turning Tivo Server on. He finally said I would have to call my router company. Then all of a sudden the recordings showed up on Tivo Desktop but only 1 time and they haven't showed up since.

When I run Tivo Desktop troubleshooting it says:
Tivo DVRs on your Network
Test execution failed: "Read NPL from DVR"
Error reason: "can't send request https (some IP address) /etc etc
Error details: WinHttpSendRequest fails, error code: 12002, description: The request has timed out.

The DVR's Media Access Key does not match the key in Tivo Desktop for the following DVrs:

(name of my DVR here) (some # here)

You will not be able to transfer recordings from these DVRs

Test execution failed "Find DVRs that do not have transfer permissions set"
Error reason: "can't send request http: (some ip address) / etc etc
Error details: WinHttpSendRequest fails, error code: 12002, description: The request has timed out.

I checked and the subnet mask is the same on tivo and computer.
NOTE: I have set the Media Access Key correctly, multiple times.

Big Brother 14 spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 21:11
This thread is for discussing anything that happens on the broadcast episodes, as well as BB Afterdark or online feeds. Someone might want to make individual episode threads. I think people who don't watch the online feeds like to hear updates from those who do, so this is the thread for that.

Can't get Xfinity On Demand with XL4??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 19:47
So, I read here and elsewhere I can get this with an XL4 in SF Bay Area (Oakland).

Order one, go to get Comcast account, rep tells me no go; can't get On Demand without their set top box. Go back to Tivo support site; says to get it I have to have On Demand subscription.

OK, so now back to Comcast: can I get this or not with just a Premiere?

Or should I just get the regular ol' Comcast service up and running and then start pestering them to ADD the on demand service?

No picture on TiVo, help!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 16:22
Hey Folks,

Searched around and can't seem to find any answers for an issue I'm having (w/ Tivo HD). We had a power outage the other night, since then I no longer get a picture when attempting to watch Live TV, just "searching for signal". It gets better... My TiVo will still record shows, and records them fine on the tuner that is not currently being watched, but as soon as i switch to that tuner during a recording, the recording stops despite the TiVo saying it's still recording. Example... this morning I set GMA to record at 7am, when I woke up I swapped tuners around 7:15a and started watching the recording, at 15 minutes in the recording ended (where I initially started watching, but as soon as I swapped I skipped the beginning of the recording). It will currently only attempt to record scheduled recordings, if the secondary tuner is not recording a scheduled program it will not have 30 minutes of video backed up on it. There is definitley a signal coming through, and the TiVo seems to still have the ability to record since I have several perfect recordings from this week. And one more thing, this is on ALL channels (HD, Digital, etc.) on my FIOS lineup. This didn't happen immediately after we got power restored. When I first booted it up Live TV initially worked ok. It happened sometime in the middle of Sunday night. My other TiVo (same model, same type of cable card) is working fine.

Is this a sign that the HDD is possibly dying? I've been using TiVo's for awhile, I've lost 3-4 HDD's in that time but never saw issues like this. Previously I was alerted by the unit locking up or getting a GSOD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B w/ Lifetime & 750GB HDD

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 14:29

It comes with remote, power cord, Wireless G adapter including the USB cord, and Product Lifetime Service. I have sold two others and I am always quick on the Lifetime transfer. Opening at $299, Buy It Now $400. New here, but have been on ebay a very long time and have 100% positive feedback.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 14:11
Just found out that "Damages" became a DirecTV exclusive showing on their AUDIENCE Network™ last year. First episode of Season 5 was last night. Am I the only member of the TCF who watched the first three seasons of this show and didn't know about this already?

Dallas - The Enemy of My Enemy - 7/11/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 13:25
Now we're talking, don't mess with Marta/Veronica. JR is still my hero. Rebecca's looking good as eye candy. And now Bobby's wife has some dark secret from her past. I don't remember the original Dallas having so many twists and turns crammed together. A little time to relax in between twists would be ok by me.

Upgrading to XL4, what to do with Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 13:08
I'm getting an XL4 today to replace my 2 tuner Premiere. My original intention was to simply swap out the boxes & move the cablecard and TA but that leaves me with a spare Premiere in the garage with a lot of recorded stuff. I know I can move my season passes, but I suspect not the recorded content (or can I?)

What else can I do with the Premiere?, if I move it somewhere else will I be able to watch those recorded shows on the XL4 over my LAN?. I don't really need a second DVR but it seems a waste to just sit on a shelf gathering dust.

Wireless Adapter Issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 12:16
Netgear N 150 router runs at 2.4 GHz. Called TiVo on the setup (I had switch set wrong w/o my reading glasses). But the tech was concerned that the device lights green instead of blue. Green supposedly indicates G router, a slower transfer vs faster N router faster where the LEDs are blue.

Does anyone know if the LEDs maybe indicate the xmit frequency in GHz with green = 2.4 GHz and blue = 5 GHz? But if so, do I get N router faster performance even with the green light?

Haven't downloaded Netflix or anything other than the setup data.

Input is appreciated.

How bad is TiVo with a tuning adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 12:05
I have a TiVo XL4 and for the first time since 2008 I'm moving to a place where my only option is TWC with SDV. How bad does a tuning adapter mar the TiVo experience? Do you guys miss recordings or get any other oddness? I'm a bit concerned.

Magic/Harry Potter Show?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:43
Any kind of show like this?

I really wish they made a show about a magic world, with schools like Hogwarts and all that.

My friend told me he read a rumor somewhere that they were going to start making a series like this, but I wasn't sure.

Thought I might ask around here

Damages 7/11/12 "You Want to End This Once and For All?"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:04
Thought the first episode moved a little slowly but should shape up to be an interesting season. Jenna Elfman looked pretty good other than the short hair.

Boston Globe Tive Premiere Review

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:03
Tivo Premiere Isn't The Ultimate, But It's In The Running

FiOS CableCard & STB or CC only?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 07:54
Hi TiVo Friends, Sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a search and didn't find an answer to this question.

To make a long story short we have finally upgrade to a Premiere XL from a single tuner S2. We're also moving to a new location and will be using FiOS TV. Currently have Optimum and one STB for the S2.

I need to order FiOS TV and I know I need a CableCard for the Premier XL, but was wondering if I should also get an HD STB to go alongside the Premier XL? The reason I ask this is that with our Series 2 unit changing channels can be incredibly slow. I don't want to spend the money on an extra HD STB if I don't need it, but have never seen a Premiere XL in use nor have I seen FiOS TV before so I don't know what I'll be missing w/o the HD STB, but want to order it if I don't need it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Premiere keeps recording repeats

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/12/2012 - 03:00
My Premiere Elite I've had for about a month keeps recording repeats on season passes that are set up to record first run only. For example, all the "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" episodes this week are repeats. They are marked as repeats and each one shows an earlier original air date. But they are all scheduled to be recorded on my season pass that is set up to record only first run.

I transferred my season passes using the online utility from my old box to the new one, and it has been doing this ever since. Anyone else experiencing this? Any idea what is causing it?

Can't get Hulu or Netflix to work

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 19:12
Hi all, just set up a couple of Premieres over the past week. Everything so far is great except I cannot get Hulu or Netflix to work. I have spent hours on the phone and online with Tivo with no results.

Netflix just goes to the red screen for while, then says can't connect.

Hulu never gives me a device code on either unit, just says "loading" forever. If I enter my username/pass it never goes past the "waiting" button. The Hulu sample videos do load fine, if that means anything.

Amazon video and Youtube both work flawlessly.

Netflix and Hulu both work fine on our desktops and laptops.

I have a Fortigate 200 firewall running in NAT mode, 6 mb (tested) dsl running of a modem in bridge mode. Policies are set pretty basic, any internal allowed any policy any destination. I have watched the firewall log while Netflix connects, saw multiple successful connections, no denies, no timeouts, yet it still errors out.

It's like something is not going through at the authentication phase or something. I'm at a loss, I think Tivo is as well. Any ideas? Thanks.

So You Think You Can Dance "Top 20 performance" 7/11/2012 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/11/2012 - 19:03
Top 20 group performance.

2 boys and 2 girls will leave next week.

Witney 1-855-GO-HER-01 and Chehon 1-855-GO-HIM-01 - Latin - Louis Van Amstel - I thought she outperformed him but she should've since its close to her style.

Tiffany 1-855-GO-HER-02 and George 1-855-GO-HIM-02 - Comtemporary - Sonya Tayeh - Very nice performance by the both of them. I liked it.

Janaya 1-855-GO-HER-03 and Brandon 1-855-GO-HIM-03 - Hip hop - Napitabs - I liked it. Not bad.

Alexa 1-855-GO-HER-04 and Daniel 1-855-GO-HIM-04 - Jazz - Sean Cheeseman - Difficult performance. They did a good job.

Amber 1-855-GO-HER-05 and Nick 1-855-GO-HIM-05 - Ballroom - Jason Gilkison - Thought they both did really well.

Amelia 1-855-GO-HER-06 and Will 1-855-GO-HIM-06 - Hip Hop - Napitabs - Looked more like a jazz routine. It was a cute little performance and they did it well.

Janelle 1-855-GO-HER-07 and Dareian 1-855-GO-HIM-07 - African Jazz - Sean Cheeseman - It was alright for me. I like Janelle hopefully its good enough for her to get through.

Eliana 1-855-GO-HER-08 and Cyrus 1-855-GO-HIM-08 - Broadway - Tyce Diorio - They both did very good. He was good too learning his first choreography.

Audrey 1-855-GO-HER-09 and Matthew 1-855-GO-HIM-09 - Contemporary - Travis Wall - This was the best of the night for me so far. Very good.

Lindsay 1-855-GO-HER-10 and Cole 1-855-GO-HIM-10 - Paso Doble - Jason Gilkinson - Another very strong performance. They left the best 2 for last.


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