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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by robomeister, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. May 6, 2008 #281 of 380
    danschn

    danschn Member

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    I TiVo'ed the seven part John Adams series recently broadcast on HBO. I wanted to save them to DVD, and since most of them were over an hour, set about making 7 DVDs. Episodes 1,2 and 3 copied fine. Episode 4 failed to copy. I tried another disk. It became a coaster too.:(

    I moved forward and episodes 5, 6 and 7 all successfully copied. I went back to episode 4, but that only produced 2 more coasters at what I assume was the same point in the process - and this time I was watching the "minutes to go" countdown. Coaster number 3 I saw reach 13 minutes, then failed. Number 4 counted down from 13 to 12, getting me excited, then bumped back to 13 and promptly failed, and the fan started blowing hard, and stayed that way until I ejected the disk.:(

    I surmise that there's some content glitch in the Episode 4 program. I viewed the program, mostly fast-forwarding through the content, but saw nothing unusual.

    I've copied the program to my computer hard drive and I'll try the methods described elsewhere to make a disk.

    But bottom line, it wasn't the drive, and almost certainly wasn't the disks. Is anyone else in the same boat?
     
  2. May 6, 2008 #282 of 380
    bicker

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    Have you tried re-recording the episode and trying to burn the new recording?
     
  3. May 6, 2008 #283 of 380
    danschn

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    Yeah, I thought of that. No broadcasts of John Adams are currently on the HBO schedule. I assume they'll show it again, and hopefully on the HD station to match my others. I get very good results with the down-rez'ed HD copied onto disks.
     
  4. May 7, 2008 #284 of 380
    robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    danschn,

    I have seen your problem as well. I tried to burn a specific program (not "John Adams" but another program) and it would not burn. It was one of a group. I think it was "Battlestar Galactica" or "Whose Line Is It Anyway." I did some experiments with DVD-RWs and determined that one show had some problem in it and would not burn to a disc. The show would play with no problems, just like yours, but would not burn. The other shows around it would also burn to a disc. I ended up not burning that show and having the TiVo re-record the show the next time it came on the air.

    Hope that helps,
    robomeister
     
  5. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    My Pioneer 810H seems to be having issues with the DVD burner. When I put a DVD in the tray it reads the disc and then opens back up. However, when I take the disc back out again and then try to close the tray... it does the same thing. Anyone seen this behavior before and know how it can be fixed? Thanks.

    Never mind... I figured it out.
     
  6. danschn

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    Update: I copied the episode of John Adams to my PC using TiVo Desktop - which seems to be working much better since the most recent version was installed - and used Video ReDo to copy to a DVD. It all worked great. It wasn't convenient, like just letting my Pioneer burn the disk, but it offers editing capabilities, which I didn't use. Maybe next time. Whatever effect stopped that file from burning on Pioneer probably will remain a bug forever.
     
  7. dirtballer8972

    dirtballer8972 New Member

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    I'm new to this and need some help.

    I recently got a dvr-810-h-s w/ basic Tivo. I had also purchase a Tivo's wireless g adaptor thinking I could connect through my wireless modem. I was unaware that it needed a landline for the initial setup. So, I added phone line via my cable company (and its new wireless phone modem). I able to connect via the phone line, but it does not gave the option for wireless.

    Can anyone help?
     
  8. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    You need to let the software upgrade to the newest version, which is 9.3. After you get Guided Setup finished, you will have to force the TiVo to call home several times before it will download the 9.3.

    Also, you can only use WEP and WPA encryption schemes with the TiVo Wireless adapter. Make sure you aren't using an encryption scheme that the adapter can't use.

    Good luck,
    robomeister
     
  9. dirtballer8972

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    Thanks, I will you know if works.
     
  10. gregep

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    Pioneer 810 HS Service Manual:
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    If anyone is interested, while researching how to switch out a faulty DVD burner on my now 4 year old Pioneer 810HS and hoping to find a replacement one from Pioneer (they don't seem to offer them), I came across a service manual that can be ordered from Pioneer for the unit:

    http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/part.asp?productNum=RRV2814

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    Pioneer 810 HS, 250 GB hard drive, Lifetime Service
    TiVo HD, 320 GB hard drive, Lifetime Service
    TiVo Series 3 HD, 1 TB, Lifetime Service
    HomePlug Powerline network
     
  11. gregep

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    New, curious DVD burning problem--some players can play, others cannot
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    About a week ago, the DVDs being produced by my Pioneer 810HS acquired a new characteristic: They are readable by some DVD players (the 810HS native player and a Philips DVD player) and not others (especially Toshiba).

    For example, I recorded two episodes of "Law and Order" and burned them to DVD. The Toshibas read the top menu, then the episode description, and when I attempt to play the first of the two episodes, nothing happens. On some discs, the second is playable. Both episodes are readable by the Philips and Pioneer units.

    I'm using the same DVDs that I've used for the past two years (Memorex DVD-R) with no problems and the problem arose while using DVDs from the same lot (those recorded before 5/13 worked while the ones recorded on 5/14 and later didn't). Sump'n happened, but after recording probably a couple of thousand DVDs (I'd estimate), maybe it's just tired.


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    Pioneer 810 HS, 250 GB hard drive, Lifetime Service
    TiVo HD, 320 GB hard drive, Lifetime Service
    TiVo Series 3 HD, 1 TB, Lifetime Service
    HomePlug Powerline network
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 #292 of 380
    dirtballer8972

    dirtballer8972 New Member

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    I want to thank Robomeister. After several fail attempts to connect to Tivo via phone line, my DVR-810h finally updated itself so I can now use my home network. Thanks again.
     
  13. Ricketts

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    I have a Pioneer 810 s for some time and am hoping to finally network it with my router with a wireless adopter. I've bought a Trendnet TU2-ET100, which is a USB 2.0 to 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet adopter. Now I've noticed that it isn't on the TIVO approved list and I wonder if I should replace it and if so with what? I'd like to eliminate "snail mail" with netflixs.
     
  14. bicker

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    I find that I've had the best performance with the TiVo enhanced wireless adapter.
     
  15. lilblackhorse

    lilblackhorse New Member

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    Hi,

    I have an old 810H series Tivo which we love. It's had some issues--we have to reboot every week before I set up the cable to download new information, but I'm ok with that. We don't pay for any subscription, we like our system just fine.

    I have been dreading this day--the day my Cable Company made me convert to digital. The guy just left, and of course, left us in shambles.

    He has put in a Motorola DCT1700 digital cable box in and now the tivo won't recognize anything. We have rebooted, we have unplugged the box and plugged it back in, but the system information still says "cable without box."

    Right now my son got the TV to work on video2, channel 4 (which is usually our local "ad" station.) We're watching MTV, and we can get it to record, but the tivo is saying

    "searching for signal on Basic Cable IN..see messages and settings/troubleshooting."

    Does anyone know how to get the Pioneer to recognize the box so that our information gets to the tv and we can see what we're really watching?

    Thank you---my two teens are disgusted at the thought of watching real tv, and I don't want to lose my ability to record preprogrammed shows. ACK!

    thanks, aimee
     
  16. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Re-run Guided Setup and choose "cable with box"???
     
  17. Ricketts

    Ricketts New Member

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    Tks for the tip Bicker. I'd heard that wireless is slower and I'd hoped to avoid any more complications ie purchases so I'm trying the wired route first....gladly switch to wireless if I thought it would do the trick. I've printed the TIVO sanctioned adapter list but am not sure how to figure out if I need version 1 or Version 2. My 810H is a TIVO series 2 platform but any ideas how to find out the version? Glad I didn't open the Trendnet box! My settings read "9.3-01-2-275"
     
  18. Jul 1, 2008 #298 of 380
    bicker

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    Wireless is slower than wired. I thought the question was about which was the best wireless adapter.
     
  19. Aug 9, 2008 #299 of 380
    DennisTheMenace7

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    Can Pioneer 810H PLAY (NOT RECORD) DVD-R DL?
     
  20. dirtballer8972

    dirtballer8972 New Member

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    Have anyone experienced a time where one channel loses sound, but the other channels work? I use my DVR-810H-S w/ basic cable on one tv and just basic cable on my other tvs. I check my other tvs and they have sound on that channel. Any help?:confused:
     

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