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Missing my TiVo!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 15:35
Well I've being "weened" from cable and my XL and 4XL machines. I'm away from home with only local OTA which isn't all that bad but when I look at an Internet Guide I keep reaching for the remote to set up the next few days of viewing. Well there isn't a TiVo!

No TV "my way" for probably six weeks! I don't believe I'd carry the XL here since the season is still a few weeks away but I have to admit I thought about packing it when I was home last weekend.

"TiVo - don't leave home without it! Soon that could very well be my "motto"!

Small Town Security: Season 1 Discussion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 15:00
Please tell me I'm not the only one watching this quirky show? I figured the time slot and the quality of the network would be an indication of quality. It took me 2 episodes, but now I think it's one of the funniest shows I watch.

The first episode sure had an interesting surprise.

The Glass House - 8/6/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:44
Not sure if anybody is still watching, but I still am. In general it isn't that exciting of a show, but this was a pretty good episode.

The girl who took the money was smart. She was already in the bottom and even though I think the audience was warming up to her, it made sense.

I was glad to see Joy go down the tubes twice :D

Series 3 Cablecard Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:40
My original Series 3 (Not HD), started rebooting the other day. Figured it was the hard drive and replaced it. That didn't fix the problem, got it narrowed down to if I have a cable card in the top slot, it reboots. Worked over a week with bottom cable card installed.
Anyone have any suggestions, replaced the cable card with a new one with same results.

Transferring twice chops up recording?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 12:06
I have two Tivos, a Premiere and an HD. I use the Premier on my main TV and the HD in the basement.

I've noticed recently that when I try to copy a show from my Premiere to the HD and then back to the Premiere, it only transfers part of the show. The reason I want to do that is so that i can save just a portion of a show.

Here's an example: my son liked watching one of the equestrian events in the Olympics, which took up the first hour of a 7-hour recording. Since I don't want to leave a 7-hour HD show taking up space on my Tivo, I decided to "crop" it using the transfer capability. So I started transferring the show to my HD, then once an hour or so of the recording was transferred, I stopped it. So I ended up with the hour I wanted on my TivoHD. Up to this point, everything was fine.

But, then I tried transferring the 1 hour recording back to my Premiere. Everything seemed to work fine, but when I checked the recording, it began 22 minutes in, not at the actual start. So the first third of the recording was chopped off. I tried it again (making sure I wasn't using "transfer from paused point"), and got the same result. Then I tried with some shorter recordings, and saw that for ~2 minute recordings, only the last 10-20 seconds would transfer back to my Premiere.

Has anyone else experienced a problem like this? Is there any known solution? I haven't tried transferring them to my computer yet, but that will be my next step.

Freezes fixed by rebooting --> capacitor plague?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 09:56
My symptoms don't *seem* to match anything previously posted.

* Pre-recorded shows which used to be fine will stutter and freeze.

* If I reboot, said shows will work okay... but then fail again later.

* Live TV is affected (goes gray, fixed only by channel changing) when a pre-recorded show causes a freeze.

I ran a kickstart 54 and got an error code, but I've heard that SMART can give false-positives, and the disk is only 3 months old, so I'm loathe to just replace the disk. I managed to reinstall the OS with kickstart, thinking the drive upgrade (copied from a known-failing previous one) may have corrupted things. (And kickstart 57 didn't seem to do much.)

And the unit's temperature is fine (41C) --> I've seen and fixed that problem before.

I will be opening it to check for blown resistors, if any are puffy, then I guess it's time to shop for a new power supply. I can't find anything out there cheaper than $99... ouch.

If anyone has additional clues, I'd appreciate hearing about them.

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 8, 2012

TiVo Blog - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:48
Women’s beach volleyball and track & field shared the spotlight for TiVo’s Top Moments of last night’s Olympics coverage on NBC. The most watched moment was the last few seconds of the women’s beach volleyball final between two USA teams: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings vs. April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.  Ross and Kessy were strong contenders for the gold medal, casting doubt on the historic May-Treanor/Walsh Jennings duo’s claim to winning their third gold medal in London.  Suspense heightened after a shaky first half for May-Treanor/Walsh Jennings, but their Continue Reading

Big Brother - 8/8/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:30
Power move by Danielle, et al! Tonight's outcome should be interesting.

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?


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