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Big transfer from HD to XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 12:06

I just bought an XL4 to replace an HD and I want to transfer like a hundred saved shows from my HD to my new XL4.

Is there an easier way to do this other than 1 by 1? Without pulling the HDDs.

How about bringing over Season Passes/Wishlists?


Xl, Cablecard & Comcast Limited Basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:43
I did a search but just wanted to get some more clarification because I didn't fully process what I read LOL!

I have Comcast limited basic package & a TiVo PXL; transitioned from a S2 this past weekend. Cable comes straight from the wall. Also split that signal to get the other channels that leak out from Comcast via a digital migration SD box from Comcast.

After doing a scan on the PXL - like I do on my HDTV - I can pick up HD quality channels above just the locals (like FOODNetwork HD, Natl Geographic, HD MLB HD etc.).

However, I cannot obviously get the guide data from TiVo even though I pay TiVo monthly. The manual recording is so 80's VCR like LOL!

Went to local Comcast & they refused to give me a cablecard because I already have their free digital migration tuner box (SD output - eeeash) & I am not on expanded digital or some higher price package :rolleyes:

1) Do I need to use a Cablecard to get TiVo guide data?
2) Anything I can say to Comcast to change their attitude?

Thanks in advance for the insights!

Spartacus to end next season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:30

"Starz is set to announce that the next season of its historical drama Spartacus will mark the show’s final outing.

The upside: Creator Steven S. DeKnight promises the remaining episodes will be spectacular...

...DeKnight says he’s been 90 percent certain for months that the upcoming third season — subtitled “War of the Damned” — would be the last for Spartacus. Creatively, the writer-producer assures that the timing will result in a strong tale. The historical foundation for the rebel leader’s journey, he says, lends itself to wrapping up the show sooner rather than later."

The Killing - Bulldog

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:11
This was an interesting episode. It looks like the key went to Richmond's office. It could have been any of his staff who had the key. Where I worked, my ID badge could be a key and had my photo on it. I guess this did not have a name or photo.

I don't think Richmond did it. I think he was where he said he was but one of his staff could of done it.

I loved the fact that the mafia guy is now dead.

Longmire - Pilot

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:00
I am surprised that someone hasn't started a thread on this show. I love westerns, including modern westerns. The show was introductory so we saw a lot of Longmire feeling sorry for himself but by the end he was more enthusiastic about running against his more modern but less experienced deputy.

The characters are good, especially the bartender at the Red Pony. I think I am going to learn a lot about relations between the larger community and the people who live in the reservation.

I liked the Pilot but I hope the next episodes are better.

After playing file in Streambaby, cannot delete the file

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 07:13
After I play my file with Streambaby using HP LX195, I can't delete the file as it says "it's being used by another program".

Is there a way to delete the file without having to log into the server and reboot? That's the only way I've been able to resolve so far.

Please let me know. Thanks.

Showtime shows not recording

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 02:55
Three shows on Showtime, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, and The Borgias, all conflicted with a Wishlist search and didn't record. This is fine, but my Series 3 didn't schedule a future recording of the episodes. and I had to go through and manually set each one to record, same channel, no conflicts. Wondering why this could have happened.

Idol: Early review of Phil Phillips' new single "Home"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 01:46

Quote: Each coronation single hits all the cliches of schlock pop music: stiff arrangements that want to be important, big and empty productions, and all the cloying sentimentality of a dollar store greeting card. They’re an eagerly erased smudge on a promising career at best, and one foot in the commercial grave at worst. Anyway, let’s see what the new guy Phillip Phillips (seriously?) got stuck with.

“Home” begins with some acoustic picking that doesn’t sound too simple or too complicated before Phillips’ brings his Idol winning voice to the track. Dude has an interesting voice. I can’t tell if that’s interesting good or interesting bad, but his audition video struck me as early Eddie Vedder passing as a jazz singer (aside: is this really what passes as judging on Idol these days?). But none of that really shows up on the recorded version of “Home”. If anything, he sounds like more rawkin’ Marcus Mumford. But American. Quote: But “influence” might as well mean “driving force” because this song’s lyrics are all of two stanzas stretched to their breaking point. It’s not even anything worth trying to snark at; “Home”‘s lyrics are about “Holding onto me as we go/As we roll down this unfamiliar road”, “Just know you’re not alone/’Cause I’ll make this place your home”, “It’ll be clear”, “No fear”, and “If you get lost, you can always be found”. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but “Home” could use some of that American Idol schmaltz just to give it a damn target because, as is, the song’s entirely too broad and dispassionate to connect.
The (remotely) good news is that the song's lack of Idol-single cliches may keep it out of rotation, which means this guy can build his career on more interesting music instead of being compelled by record producers to follow up with something similar.



Retiring 5 varied older Tivo's - have questions.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 06/04/2012 - 01:12
After a remodel and whole system upgrade to DirecTV HD, I have 5 working Tivos that I will retire. I have never sold used Tivos and have been looking at eBay - except for 1, they likely have no or little value.

I have done the "reset everything" - in all of them - anything else I must do to clear any identifiable information?


1) I have a Series 1 Phillips with Lifetime that is still grandfathered for one time transfer - bought it and activated it in July 1999 - surely has served me well for many years (hard drive was upgraded at some point) . Can a buyer or giftee use this grandfather subscription to then transfer lifetime to a new TiVo? If so, this one may have some value - but hard to explain on a listing. Or can I just save this in case I return to TiVo on some future date (must I save the hardware - or just the fact that it is mine is sufficient?)

2) I have TWO Pioneer's 810s with DVD. One was not being used, and when I checked status it says TiVo Basic - 17. The other was on a $6.95 month to month subscription which I just cancelled. Status after repeating guided setup still says Good Standing. I assume after a month it will revert to Lifetime Tivo basic as selected. Will it? These may have some limited value, but with shipping, packing, etc, probably not worth selling. (I will miss the ability to create DVDs)

3) Then I have TWO that show "account closed" - One is a Series 1 Phillips and the other a DirecTV HR10-250 - I assume these have zero value. What does one do with these?

I am, for now, Tivo-less - looked at the new Direct TV offering, but went with their HR34 because of whole home DVR.

Thanks for your guidance.

3d Comcast VOD Updates?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 22:35
Vod via xfinity still pretty unwatchable. Anyone have a fix to remedy that black overlapping bar on the sides yet?

Mad Men - "Commissions and Fees" - 06/03/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 22:16
I do believe I called that one. :) :eek:

HD without paid subscription

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 21:33
I have an HD Tivo and a Premiere Tivo with monthly subscriptions. If I cancel the HD subscription, will I still have the capability to transfer and watch recordings made on the Premiere and transfer them wireless to the HD Tivo?

I will not need the tuner for OTA use, or the guide service on the HD. The HD is in my Office, and the Premiere is in my living room. They are both on a wireless N routed network.


Game of thrones -Valar Morghulis-s2e10 6/3/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 21:11
I don't know exactly what I wanted in the season finale, but I feel like I didn't get it.

The wide shot of the undead army at the end was cool.

FS : TiVo Premiere Elite New in Box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 20:25
I have an extra Premiere Elite that I picked up that I no longer need. It is new in the box. Not opened. Never Activated. Sealed.

Asking $350 plus whatever shipping is. PM me here or email me at

f DOT gamer AT mchsi DOT com

Filezilla won't transfer or delete folders

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 19:47
Latest version of Filezilla. Connects to Tivo no problem. Can delete files on the Tivo, but not folders.

Error 500 Command Unrecognized.

I also can't ftp folders to the Tivo. Again, files no problem.
Any ideas? I am mounted RW when trying.

Getting 2TB drive for a Series 3 that is on FiOS(order for inserting CC)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 18:53
My Mom's Series 3 (OLED) TiVO 750GIg hard drive is failing. Just ordered a new 2TB drive from DVR_DUDE on Ebay. I know that I should do guided setup without a cable cards in. But after guided setup should I put both cards in with it unpluged and boot it up. Or should I reboot with the cards out and put one in at a time. I know that FiOS doesn't pair their cards but I need to know what order to follow.

Thank you for any help.

Scott R.

Lifetime TiVo TCD652160 (160 GB) Receiver As-IS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 17:32
Ebay item for sale

Item #: 261035796574

This unit has quit working two weeks ago and I purchased a new premiere box. It worked perfectly before it quit. The top is scratched-up from an external hard-drive I had on top of it. I believe the fan died and it over-heated because it wasn't getting enough ventilation in my closed cabinet (that's all I can think of). No lights on front come on and the fan does not work. The unit has a lifetime subscription service that would be easy to transfer if you can get it working. A great by if you can get it working. Sold As-is. Comes with power cord only. (no remote, no tivo box). If you purchase it, you must agree to delete all of the content of the hard-drive off of it. A Email if you have any questions. Will only ship to US 48 states.

TiVo HD Series 3 - Make Me an Offer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 14:50
I have a TiVo Series 3 (Model No. TCD652160). It is stock, I've never modified anything on it. Works great (at least it did last time I used it in July of 2011).

There is no subscription on it. It is in excellent condition -- no scratches or anything like that. Includes remote control, but no original box or manuals.

If you're interested, you can PM me, or email: claimtruth {at} gmail. I'm not sure what its worth without a subscription plan, but you can just make me an offer if you're interested. We can discuss payment method / shipping etc.

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20/20 5/29/12: The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 03:23
I have a season pass for 20/20 and unfortunately, most of the eps have been crap for years and I delete most of them. It caught this one-off ep aired on a Tuesday (vs. the usual Friday).

You can watch the full ep below:

I started watching the beginning to see if I should bother watching the rest, esp. since I'd never been that interested in the British monarchy. Surprisingly, I'm already 50 minutes into it...

Just lost channel favorites list

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 06/03/2012 - 01:31
This is a series2, std def Philips unit. (I know I know, I'm about to upgrade) Was working fine earlier today, just turned it on and my favorites channels list is gone (which is really annoying). I did a reset and got the "can not acquire sat info" error. All the channels including local ones appear to be present, so not sure what that error is about or how it correlates to losing the favorites. Its running 6.4a01-2-101 but I don't know when that update occurred.

Any ideas?


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