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The Amazing Race 9/30/12 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 20:03
Meh, no defining opening challenge, but I will say that those Sri Lankan girls are REALLY annoying and can leave my screen at any time.

Remote Slow and then Stopped

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 19:08
Our oldest Tivo is a series 2 about 6 years old. Lately it became necessary to hold the keys down for from 1 to 3 seconds to get the remote to work. Tried new batteries with no improvement. I tried swapping the remote with our other Tivo's and the problem followed the remote. I took the remote to work and compared the IR signal from this remote with the signal from one that works well. -No difference. I finally took the remote apart and found the circuit board and the rubber keys covered in what looks like oil. The oil would not wash off with hot water or alcohol but scrubbing with soapy water removed it. The remote now works great. I did see mention of silicone oil in one of the posts on this site.

Can kmttg convert to wmv ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 15:14
I would like to get wmv files to play from my PC to my SONY TV.

Dexter & Homeland Start Tonight 9-30-2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 13:31
Just a gentle reminder.... Also tonight,,,,, The Mentalist
,, The Good Wife,, The Amazing Race 21,,
2 "Once Upon a Time" episodes,, & 666 Park Avenue,,
Lets wear out those DVR's lol I want to see smoke coming out of em.

Recording Priority

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 12:40
I just got a new Premiere 4 the other day. It replaced a Premiere XL, which I only had for a very short time, that just caused too many issues with programs being on at the same time. I thought the 4 tuners, even with the smaller hard drive, would be the answer to the problem. So I setup all the season passes and thought I was being clever by setting the TiVo to only keep 2 or 3 episodes of most shows and only record new episodes. The reason that I did this is because I had noticed in the past that TiVo gets bad guide information concerning what is a "new" episode of a show. This is especially bad on shows that air on Discovery and MTV it seems, like Deadliest Catch, Jersey Shore and Auction Kings for example. By setting the season pass to record 2 or 3 shows, I figured it would only setup those 2 or 3 episodes in my to-do list and, as long as the new show was the soonest to record, it would not be an issue. Much to my dismay, when I looked at my to-do list a few minutes ago, it still had all of the repeat shows of Jersey Shore, American Chopper, Auction Kings, etc. scheduled to record as they are having full day marathons of these shows and my TiVo wants to record them all it seems. Also, what is the priority for the TiVo as far as these recording are concerned? That is, will it just keep recording the shows as they are broadcast with the 3rd (last kept) show being dropped off and recorded over or will it just record the first 3 and not record any others? Other than setting up a manual day and time recording for all of my shows that have this issue, which is a lot of them, what is my solution? The main draw of TiVo for me was the supposed excellent guide setup which would keep this exact issue from happening. This is the whole reason I decided to dump the cable company DVR in favor of TiVo. If anyone has a solution or an idea, please post back here. All replies are appreciated and than you in advance for all help.

Delays & Reboots

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 11:28
We have a Tivo HD and a "My DVD Expander" Western Digital external drive model WD5000F032.

Recently it sometimes doesn't respond for several minutes to various commands. After a delay of several minutes, sometimes it does the command, but sometimes reboots instead.

Any idea what the problem might be, or how we can troubleshoot it?



Can I play a .tivo file on my Android phone?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 09:00
I transferred a file from Tivo to Desktop (W7). WMP plays it fine, as-is. Then I uploaded it to my Dropbox cloud so my phone (Android) could play it as-is. (wishful thinking). It wasn't.

What do I need to do/get to play it on phone? I looked at some Tivo apps but they look more like a MyTivo.com app than what I am looking for.

Should/Must I convert it to some other format on Windows first? What one and how? If there is no Tivo app to play it natively, I would want a format that is native on Android and does not need a special app to play.

I would also like to trim it too (on the PC), but not mandatory. I only need about 10% of a 1/2 hour recording for one scene. The .tivo file is quite large.

Sony Series 1 Stand Alone Dial in Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 08:00
I have not been able to dial in and assumed it was a problem with the internal modem. I bought an external modem from Weaknees and still having a problem. In order to dial in I have tried several prefixes such as ,#034 and ,#019 without success. I have moved to a new area code and have found 11 phone numbers to use but I can't change the old number. What must I do to change the dial in number? I have the screen that should allow me to change the number, but nothing I do removes the old number. Any suggestions?

New member losing my mind over moca

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 07:48
I am trying to set up moca on a TiVo premiere series 4
I simply cannot find the menu items to turn moca on as per the instructions

I go to the choose network hookup screen and my only choices are
Wireless n
Wireless g
Phone line

The docs say I an supposed to have a option to configure moca here but it so not there. Yes in sure it's a series 4 premiere, in fact I have 2 of them, and I can't find the menu on either. I looked around at other menus as well and I can't find a single reference to moca

I even went so far as to repeat the whole guided setup...no dice

Oh, they were previously on Ethernet so they have connected to TiVo in the last 24 hrs and should have all the latest updates

-did TiVo remove this feature?
-am I going crazy?
-is there some trick I am missing?

I see no reference to moca in any TiVo menu

Clarification-- just checked. I guess the boxes are TiVo premiere series 4. But that is i gather maybe different from a TiVo premiere 4?? If so I have major issues with whoever names products for them (seriously TiVo premiere series 4 and TiVo premiere 4 are 2 different products in the market at the same time competing with each other??

But anyway is that my problem? Does the series 4 not include moca but th just plain 4 include. Moca?

TiVo Premiere Question/ New member

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 23:41
I have basic cable, and not really looking to upgrade that. All I want to be able to do is record a few shows and pause and rewind live tv. I really don't want to pay a month service. If I get a TiVo Premiere, will it work if I don't have service?

TiVo Premiere Question/ New member

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 23:37
I have basic cable, and not really looking to upgrade that. All I want to be able to do is record a few shows and pause and rewind live tv. I really don't want to pay a month service. If I get a TiVo Premiere, will it work if I don't have service?

Strange channel setup - help?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 22:02
I live in an apartment building where basic cable is provided to us, along with HBO, included in our rent. So I bought a TiVo Premiere. We don't have cable boxes or CableCARDs (or any way to acquire one) - they use equipment provided by the cable company to place HBO on an unused basic-cable channel. The cable company also provides the digital local channels unencrypted, which both my TV and TiVo detect. However, TiVo gives no guide data for the local digital channels (it always says "To be announced"). Is there any way to add this data to the guide? (e.g. telling the box that the local CBS digital channel should have the same guide data as the cable CBS analog channel) I'd like to record my favorite shows in HD when possible, and not have to use the manual record function.

Western Digital MyBook Died

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 20:28
My second WD DVR expander in 3 years just died. Has anyone had any success with other brands? Or I am better off just upgrading the internal drive to something more reliable?

Thanks, and sorry if this has been asked before - I searched but didn't see anything, although I'm sure it's there.


Doctor Who "The Angels Take Manhattan" 9/29/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 19:00
I thought that this was the best use of Amy and Rory this season, and a fine farewell.

The Angels were a little wasted in my opinion, used just as a means to an end (Farewell to Amy/Rory) instead of being the real focus of the episode.

The idea of the Statue of Liberty being an Angel is amusing, but I don't think it would ever be able to get anywhere, especially to a building in the city. I imaging there are not that many opportunities for movement when no one is looking at the statue.

Nice to see River again, I hope that she stays for the Christmas episode.

Since when can the Doctor whip out some regeneration energy whenever he feels like it?

I read that any scenes that they actually filmed in NY had the Angels/Tardis added in Post - http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-...hattan-preview

Tivo Desktop won't transfer The Avengers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 18:42
Ripped The Avengers movie using the latest version of DVDFab to mpeg2 format. Whole movie is there but Tivo Desktop will only transfer 1 minute. Help?

Series 1 Lifetime Tivo Transfer problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 17:45
bought a broken series 1 lifetime unit that should have an activation date prior to the 2000 cutoff that would allow me to transfer service to a newer box..

in the past I called tivo and gave them the newly purchased vintage serial number to add to my account then called back the next day to transfer the lifetime to a newer unit. now Tivo wants me to run guided setup to change the zipcode to my area or at least tell them the zip code of the last known time it was setup..

1. unit is fried, don't want to fix a unit I'm going to never use again
2. don't have a phone line going on 3 years now, and don't want to but a series 1 network card and do the above.

is there a way to get around this short of calling until I get an amenable service rep?

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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:54
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Is TiVo activation even needed during this scheduled maintenance?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:54
Hello! I just bought a Premiere XL4 and am going out of town tomorrow but am facing the fact that there is a scheduled maintenance and can't activate. The TiVo seems to have downloaded enough guide data to last while I'm out of town, but is this normal? I thought it wouldn't work unless activated. Maybe TiVo is allowing it initially since it's a new device AND there's a scheduled outage? I just want to make sure I get back from my trip and everything I set to record actually does.


android tablet app search does not include hulu?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:36
On. The TiVo it of course does... but on the app only amazon and Netflix... any fix?


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