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closed captioning

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/04/2012 - 01:19
I have 2 Tivo HD units (HD 20hr R65216) with 1TB HD’s each connected via HDMI to the same two TV sets. Also connected to the same main TV set with composite cables is a Tivo Toshiba Humax unit with DVD.

On certain channels I do not get closed captioning from either HD unit on either TV. If I record the same shows from the HD channels with the Toshiba, the closed captioning is fine most of the time. BBC America shows often have jumbled cc.

Two of the channels affected are CBS and WPIX (NYC). I know the cc is there because at times a line of dialogue will appear but then freeze so that that one line remains on screen as the show progresses until it is replaced by a newer line later on.

I looked at the ALL the previous strings discussing loss of cc going back to 2006 before sending this and I did see some discussions saying that cc could not be carried with HDMI cables. My ccing is just fine on most other channels with the HDMI cables.

This is annoying because I have all HD equipment but must revert to the non HD Toshiba recordings when I watch shows on these channels.

The Office - "Turf War" - 3 May 2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/04/2012 - 00:25
Just as I thought. They were going to reintroduce David Wallace as a way to restore order to the D-M universe.

With Andy Bernard on board, this means no more Nellie. Thank goodness.

Pam is getting fat.

WinMFS - Can't see blank drive but saw Tivo drive fine

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 22:00
I have a tivo series 3 (original series 3) with the stock HD in it, which seems to have failed. I had previously backed it up and tried putting in 1 TB drive, which I was able to do successfully a few months ago, but ended up switching back to the original drive as the 1TB drive was too loud. I have since returned that 1TB drive.

Now, my stock hard drive is dead - the TiVo kept giving me green screens saying their was a problem and it was trying to fix itself, and now it won't boot past Welcome - Powering Up.

So, I'm trying to use my backup image and try a new hard drive to see if this is the problem. However, I can't seem to get winmfs to recognize the new drive.

My setup is as follows:
-Macbook Pro booted in Windows 7 in bootcamp
-USB to SATA adapter
-Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA hard drive (Also tried a WD Green 500GB SATA)

I open winmfs as administrator but am not able to see the drive to mount it and restore my backup. However, I am able to see in the control panel that the drive is attached and recognized by the computer. If I boot back into Mac OS X, the drive is seen (but unformatted). This is the case for both of the blank drives I tried.

Strangely, when I connect my nearly dead TiVo stock hard drive (a WD 250gb) it is still recognized by Winmfs (but unable to backup again as the HD is corrupt).

Any thoughts on why I can't get the new drive to mount? I have tried rebooting numerous times, checking "Show Mounted Drive" and nothing seems to help.

I appreciate any tips - I'm hoping to rescue my TiVo soon!


MANY Wrong Program Guide Items List New as "First Aired:"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:31
I'm getting a weird error on a lot of program guide items.

Brand new, unaired shows which are in the guide are showing as old shows. For instance, tonight's "Big Bang Theory", which is a brand new episode that will be showing TONIGHT on 5/3/12 has this in its description: "...First Aired: 5/2/12"

It typically shows "First Aired:" item as having aired the day before it premiers...this can't be right.

And, I'm not getting the "NEW" orange box in the program guide or list for a lot of shows. Aboslutely nothing on the networks is showing as "NEW" tonight.

Is this a known bug, hopefully to be addressed in the "spring update"?

American Idol - Top 5 Results - 05/03/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:26
Joshua - Safe

Phillip and Hollie - Phillip is safe and Hollie is in the bottom two.

Skylar and Jessica - Jessica is safe and Skylar is in the bottom two

Person with the lowest votes is Skylar

Maui is very disappointed!


A couple of side notes:

I can't believe they are already talking about Joshua recording for the record label. Even if it is true I think it is wrong to talk about it while the competition is still going on.

I believe that if all of the top 5 released CDs, Skylar would probably have the most commercial success.

If the top three tonight winds up being the final top three (meaning Hollie goes home next week) then I will not even bother to watch the last few weeks of shows (although I will be rooting for Jessica and will check the threads for opinions and results).

I am very scared that we are going to have, in my humble opinion, an undeserved all male finale.

American Idol Not Recorded!?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 19:24
We've had a season pass to AI since the beginning of the season, but tonight (May 3) we see that it's not getting recorded - there are no conflicts and nothing else has changed. Any hints why season pass shows don't get recorded? Or did Fox do a deal with Tivo to kill recordings?

Weird Freeze

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 18:20
I had channel line up change today and when I tried to read or see the message the screen froze with no message. Had to reboot.

Game of Thrones - Season Two and Book 2 Discussion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 17:37
The most recent episode thread (s2e5) seems to be drawing as many posts complaining about what is posted, especially if it contains any reference to the books, than posts about the actual content of the episode. While there is a thread in the Happy Hour section, many folks that have only read the first couple of books or are currently reading the second book are afraid to read it since there is discussion of all of the books there.

For that reason, I thought that it might be good to have a thread that allows book discussion as it relates to the current season. Thus the title indicating a discussion of Season 2 and Book 2 (A Clash of Kings.) Perhaps this thread can provide a place to discuss the differences between the show and the book and impressions on how the scenes in the book are brought to the screen.

I would suggest that spoiler tags be used to discuss events that are anticipated in future episodes but not yet seen such as:
Spoiler: the Battle on the Blackwater.

GoT is my most anticipated show each week and I loved the books as well. Hopefully this thread will allow a bit more freedom to make comments based on a synthesis of the two. For me a simple comment that I was disappointed that they did not follow the book for Dany's Qartheen dress resulted in complaints. I still hold out hope that they will add that scene in a later episode. :)

XL2 vs. XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 16:18
Is the only difference between the XL2 and the XL4 the tuner configuration?

I have a dying series 3 and I'm thinking of not fixing the drive but just getting a new system.

I'm currently using the antenna and I like that (good reception, high data rate), but the XL4 record four show simulatneously, correct? That is a draw.

Is the firmware the same? Do you expect support for both, software updates, going into the future or will the software update be XL4 only soon?

Finally, is there a way to buy the XL2 with a 2T drive and lifetime?

Lots of questions. Thanks for the help.


Premiere Dates | Network & Cable 2012/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 12:04


Please do not use this thread for any discussion of the shows themselves.

This thread is only for posting of starting dates of shows (plus their networks) for the next season (Starting Sept 2012-ish).

FiOS cablecard nightmare on upgraded S3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 10:48
Moved to a new location, FiOS came out and did the install (previous location was also FiOS). Worked on both my S3 and HD for about two weeks. Then I started noticing unbearable pixelation and sound dropouts on my S3. Went through every thread I could find (signal strength, attenuators, replacing coax).

Try as I might, I could NOT kickstart 54 my S3. So, as a last resort I decided since it was a 1TB drive to pull it and copy it via WINMFS to a 2TB drive.

Copy didn't work, "media inode errors" from the source drive, which seemed to confirm my hunch the drive was going. Grabbed the WINMFS image here on the forums for a fresh install.

I cannot get my cablecards (either) paired from Verizon. After putting the new drive in and did a clear and delete (twice, per some people in that thread). I just get the blue acquiring channels spinwheel. I've had verizon try to pair them 4 different times with no success. Have confirmed they are not entering the cablecard ID as the S/N and other goofy things like that.

The tivo itself works: I can transfer HD shows from my HD and watching them, connect to the tivo service, etc. But both my cards just flip between WAIT_SYNC and WAIT_TUNE. No OOB Messages counting.

Any ideas? I'm at my wits end!

Modern Family | "Planes, Trains, and Cars" | Season 3 Ep 21 | 5-2-12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 09:11
loved manny's line about motels: ammenities declining when the 'h' changes to an 'm'. or something to that effect :)

Two and a Half Men - S09E22 - Why We gave up women

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 08:57

Sure, some of it sucked. And this season has really sucked. But it was so GREAT TO HAVE CHARLIE HARPER BACK!!!!!!!


Revenge "Absolution" S1E19 OAD 5/2/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 08:46
Victoria ratted Conrad out to the feds as the real terrorist! She is going to clear David's name. Will Emily give her absolution for that?

So now Daniel knows his father is the real terrorist and that he framed David Clarke, and he is going to keep that info from his fiance and go along protecting the Grayson name.

Was it Emily who sent the anonymous tip about drugs in Charlotte's locker? I can't see Declan doing it.

What is Daniel going to do now that he knows his own mother arranged his beating?

The ex-party planner (her name escapes me) is just as conniving and willing to hurt anyone to advance herself as the Grayson's are.

Who is the white haired guy going to be?

Tivo HD with 1T Expander reboots daily.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 07:15
My Tivo HD, with 1T Expander, reboots itself 2 or 3 times a day. It started about a month ago. Had the unit for couple of years without problem.

Tried to get into the Kickstart menu but pressing and holding pause at boot doesn't get me there so I can't run the test.

Hate to have to call support and spend an hour doing all the things I've done ten times over. I have the extended warranty so I should be covered, just a pain.



Changing Forums

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/03/2012 - 03:32
Well after a very happy 11.5 years with one or more series 1 TiVo's I'm moving over the Virgin Forum as the proud owner ( well renter ) of one of their TiVo boxes.
I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who's posts have helped me keep going , and the ALTEPG group for the past year, but HD recording and 3 at once have finally won me over. The Tivo's will be passed on to others one way or another, they're definitely not ready for the skip yet.


TIVO remote does not work in the evening

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/02/2012 - 22:54
We just got rid of our DirecTv box and happily returned to Tivo on DirecTv. The remote works great all day and stops working sometime between 6pm and 7pm every evening. We installed on Saturday and it is now Wednesday and this has happened every single day. We also have a a Logitech Harmony remote set up with the devices and it works beautifully all day and also stops controlling Tivo every evening. Has anyone else experienced this? It is as if Tivo gets tired. Then it resets at night and works again until it is again exhausted. That is just my speculation. I believe it is the Tivo itself (or the problem is with DirecTv?) because both remotes work perfectly all day and both stop working at the same time and the Harmony continues to control other devices.

Wireless multimedia Keyboards

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/02/2012 - 22:53
Will a wireless multimedia keyboard like the SMK-Link UltraMini Touch http://www.smklink.com/index.php?id=ODA3 work with the S3?
or the Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard N5901?

Transfer Rate on XL4 Elite

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/02/2012 - 22:22
I am getting around 6Mbps on my Series 3, what kind of speed are people getting on their XL4?

Sony T60 now won't finish booting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/02/2012 - 22:15
Well, from looking around the internet, at least a few Series 1 SAT-T60s reset and won't show live TV today. My software is 3.1.0c2-01-1-011 and I can telnet into it. It cycles between 50% and 63% over and over again, but I can't view Live TV. It has been connected to a phone line for a long time.

I dusted off an newer Hughes HDVR2 (the 'original' Series 2 DirecTivo) and it is running fine.

Does anyone has a SAT-T60 that IS working? I'm sure there aren't a lot left.



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