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post #3631 of 4820
Rest assured then that you've done your best.
post #3632 of 4820
Comcast is slowly rolling out the Tivo subscrptn

Is it the settop that makes it Tivo accessible or the SmartCard system

It looks like the Moto DCX 3400 listed as Tivo cabable
The equiv is the Cisco 8650C+ but doesn't list Tivo anywhere

My local comcast centers only do SA boxes
Even though I am south of Boston, they say no TIVO yet
post #3633 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Home2stay View Post

Comcast is slowly rolling out the Tivo subscrptn

Is it the settop that makes it Tivo accessible or the SmartCard system

It looks like the Moto DCX 3400 listed as Tivo cabable
The equiv is the Cisco 8650C+ but doesn't list Tivo anywhere

My local comcast centers only do SA boxes
Even though I am south of Boston, they say no TIVO yet

Yes - ONLY the TiVo software is being provided by Comcast
to RUN on whatever brand of DVR Comcast might be using in
that Franchise Area. NO TiVo hardware.
post #3634 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Home2stay View Post

Comcast is slowly rolling out the Tivo subscrptn

Is it the settop that makes it Tivo accessible or the SmartCard system

This forum is specific to Tivo HD, not Comcast/Tivo. You should be able to find better info in the Comcast/Tivo forum: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post17673174
post #3635 of 4820
thanks to both
Missed that thread
post #3636 of 4820
I have a Tivo HD hooked up to a Sony 52XBR10 through the HDMI. When I pause a recording after playing or searching in reverse, the Tivo/TV makes a rattling noise that comes out through the speakers. This only happens if I pause after a reverse play; if I pause after fast forwarding or normal play, there's no rattling sound. Nor does this sound occur at all, even after reverse play, through the component cables. It only happens when I use HDMI. Is this a commonly known bug that anyone else has? I assume it's got something to do with the interaction between the Tivo and the HDMI connection.
post #3637 of 4820
That's probably an issue with your Sony TV's Dolby Digital decoder.

By default, the TiVo sends Dolby Digital audio through HDMI to TVs that can accept it. Unfortunately, the Dolby Digital decoder implementation in many TVs isn't well tested.

Set the TiVo to output PCM only. To do that, open Settings -> Audio -> Dolby Digital.
post #3638 of 4820
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Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

That's probably an issue with your Sony TV's Dolby Digital decoder.

By default, the TiVo sends Dolby Digital audio through HDMI to TVs that can accept it. Unfortunately, the Dolby Digital decoder implementation in many TVs isn't well tested.

Set the TiVo to output PCM only. To do that, open Settings -> Audio -> Dolby Digital.

Thanks bfdtv, makes sense. I'll test it with PCM and depending on whether how it sounds, stick with it, switch back to Dolby Digital and live with the rattle or just use the component input since I see no difference in picture quality.
post #3639 of 4820
How can I Skip forward by a user definable amount of time? Is there a way to skip 19 minutes (whatever user definable period of time) into a program?
post #3640 of 4820
Your only option is to the next 15 minute mark, enabled by pushing the skip button while searching.
post #3641 of 4820
The ReplayTV was the only DVR with a quick X minute skip function.

Skip-to-tick on TiVo is 15 minutes for recordings up to 3 hours, 30 minutes for recordings up to 6 hours, and 60 minutes for recordings longer than 6.5 hours.
post #3642 of 4820
or you could put in the 30 second skip code and then use that to skip to however many minutes you want.
post #3643 of 4820
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

That's probably an issue with your Sony TV's Dolby Digital decoder.

By default, the TiVo sends Dolby Digital audio through HDMI to TVs that can accept it. Unfortunately, the Dolby Digital decoder implementation in many TVs isn't well tested.

Set the TiVo to output PCM only. To do that, open Settings -> Audio -> Dolby Digital.


Here is some info on HDMI/HDCP/EDID:
http://electronicdesign.com/Articles...602/21602.html.

Due to the large variety of AV devices connecting via HDMI, EDID errors are more the rule than the exception. As long as every device, AVR, DVD, Tivo, STB's (especially prone to errors), TV etc correctly identifies itself all is well. If not, you know what happens from your own experience. There are free EDID readers available but AFAIK only for computer monitors. This makes troubleshooting EDID errors for AV devices dicey to say the least.

The HDMI/EDID issue may also explain why users report that DB 5.1 cannot pass from a source via HDMI to a TV and then to an AVR via SPDIF. If the TV EDID reports it has 2 speakers and can only accept 2 ch stereo that is what the source sends and thus no 5.1 is available to pass on.

Current TV sets seem to do better. My 55LH90 does pass 5.1 from a Sony HDD250 DVR and the LG DB390 BR player under these conditions to a Sony 820 AVR which duly reports 5.1 on the display. 390 audio has to be set to pass through for this to work.

The TivoHD on the other hand will only reliably do this when set to DB digital and only for recorded programs. With live reception there often is no sound from the AVR at all with this audio setting although the TV sound is fine and the TV reports DB digital with this setting even for broadcasts that do not contain DB audio (why is that ?). To get sound from the AVR I have to play a recording first and then switch to live TV or set the TV to tuner and switch back to HDMI where the Tivo is connected. But changing live channels often (but not always) loses the AVR DB sound again.

And with the Tivo audio set to: DB digital to PCM, sound is present but 2 ch stereo only from the AVR and the TV info no longer reports DB.
It seems to me that the TivoHD and the AVR may need an updated EDID.


Why this works with the LG TV ?. Pure speculation. Perhaps because this TV has an SRS audio option reported by the EDID to the source as capable of 5.1
post #3644 of 4820
I've been following the DTVPal DVR thread for over a year, then a couple weeks ago decided to go with the TiVo HD DVR instead. It's a great DVR!

Question: Is there any way to recover the channel buffer? I was watching a program in the buffer and intended to fast-forward a few minutes, but accidentally hit the Channel-down button on the remote instead. Needless to say, the buffer was wiped out. I'm guessing that once it's gone, it's gone, but thought I'd ask just in case.

Thanks!
post #3645 of 4820
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Originally Posted by grbraveheart View Post

Question: Is there any way to recover the channel buffer? I was watching a program in the buffer and intended to fast-forward a few minutes, but accidentally hit the Channel-down button on the remote instead. Needless to say, the buffer was wiped out. I'm guessing that once it's gone, it's gone, but thought I'd ask just in case.

Once you've changed the channel on a tuner, the buffer is wiped out.

You can change the channel without losing the buffer, but you must swap tuners to do that. The liveTV button, when pressed from liveTV, swaps between the two tuners. Each tuner remembers the last channel it was on and retains the pause position.

While watching liveTV, press the liveTV button to swap tuners. Once you swap tuners, you can channel surf or do whatever; pressing liveTV a second time will take you back to the original tuner on the original channel with its buffer intact (including your pause position, if you paused).

Don't forget to read the Using the TiVo and TiVo Tips sections in the first post.
post #3646 of 4820
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Originally Posted by bfdtv View Post

Once you've changed the channel on a tuner, the buffer is wiped out.

You can change the channel without losing the buffer, but you must swap tuners to do that. The liveTV button, when pressed from liveTV, swaps between the two tuners. Each tuner remembers the last channel it was on and retains the pause position.

While watching liveTV, press the liveTV button to swap tuners. Once you swap tuners, you can channel surf or do whatever; pressing liveTV a second time will take you back to the original tuner on the original channel with its buffer intact (including your pause position, if you paused).

Don't forget to read the Using the TiVo and TiVo Tips sections in the first post.

Thanks, bfdtv. Yes, I have read the excellent first post and I am familiar with the Live TV button. My issue was with inadvertantly changing channels when I wanted to fast-forward (pressing the wrong button in the dark). I'll just have to be more careful.

Thanks again!
post #3647 of 4820
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Originally Posted by grbraveheart View Post

Thanks, bfdtv. Yes, I have read the excellent first post and I am familiar with the Live TV button. My issue was with inadvertantly changing channels when I wanted to fast-forward (pressing the wrong button in the dark). I'll just have to be more careful.

Thanks again!

If you're worried about having butterfingers and it's something you really don't want to lose, just hit "Record" when you first tune in and it will save anything in the buffer, then you don't have to worry about inadvertently losing it. You can always delete it with the touch of a button when you're sure you're through with it.
post #3648 of 4820
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Originally Posted by hcour View Post

If you're worried about having butterfingers and it's something you really don't want to lose, just hit "Record" when you first tune in and it will save anything in the buffer, then you don't have to worry about inadvertently losing it. You can always delete it with the touch of a button when you're sure you're through with it.

Excellent suggestion, hcour! Thanks.
post #3649 of 4820
Well the problem still exists, for me anyway, that the TiVo HD can lock up and crash when streaming NetFlix and the Internet connection goes out. Although it doesn't happen all the time if simply streaming, it is almost guaranteed to lockup if I'm doing a trickplay function (i.e. rewinding the stream) and the Internet goes out.

What disturbs me most about all this is the severity of the crash -- the TiVo does not recover after a single reboot. To reboot the TiVo HD I pull the plug and wait at least 10 min for everything to discharge before plugging it back in. After a NetFlix crash, I generally have to reboot the TiVo three times before it recovers to full utility. The first reboot generally stalls after the initial welcome screen and puts up a blue screen on the display. The second reboot makes it to the second screen (the "just a few more minutes" screen) and stalls there. I assure you I am quite patient with these reboots and generally leave the unit alone for 30 min or so after I plug it in. The third reboot is usually the charm and the TiVo fully recovers to operational status.

Has anyone else had a major TiVo crash that required multiple reboots to recover. This really makes me anxious when it happens. I'm used to pushing a hard-reset button on my PC's to reboot from a lockup and everything being fine after a single reboot. Other than this problem with NetFlix the unit is a sterling performer without any issues so I don't think the instance of multiple reboots is a symptom of impending hardware failure. Just curious if I am alone on this or if anyone else has experienced a multi-reboot super-crash.
post #3650 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Well the problem still exists, for me anyway, that the TiVo HD can lock up and crash when streaming NetFlix and the Internet connection goes out. Although it doesn't happen all the time if simply streaming, it is almost guaranteed to lockup if I'm doing a trickplay function (i.e. rewinding the stream) and the Internet goes out.

What disturbs me most about all this is the severity of the crash -- the TiVo does not recover after a single reboot. To reboot the TiVo HD I pull the plug and wait at least 10 min for everything to discharge before plugging it back in. After a NetFlix crash, I generally have to reboot the TiVo three times before it recovers to full utility. The first reboot generally stalls after the initial welcome screen and puts up a blue screen on the display. The second reboot makes it to the second screen (the "just a few more minutes" screen) and stalls there. I assure you I am quite patient with these reboots and generally leave the unit alone for 30 min or so after I plug it in. The third reboot is usually the charm and the TiVo fully recovers to operational status.

Has anyone else had a major TiVo crash that required multiple reboots to recover. This really makes me anxious when it happens. I'm used to pushing a hard-reset button on my PC's to reboot from a lockup and everything being fine after a single reboot. Other than this problem with NetFlix the unit is a sterling performer without any issues so I don't think the instance of multiple reboots is a symptom of impending hardware failure. Just curious if I am alone on this or if anyone else has experienced a multi-reboot super-crash.

I've tried one Netflix in the past few months and it worked fine but that was on my 'other' HD TiVo. When Netflix first came out I tried it on our other HDTivo and what happened to you happened to me and scared me away from trying it again. Someday I might try it again as their library is finally getting some good stuff.
post #3651 of 4820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Well the problem still exists, for me anyway, that the TiVo HD can lock up and crash when streaming NetFlix and the Internet connection goes out. Although it doesn't happen all the time if simply streaming, it is almost guaranteed to lockup if I'm doing a trickplay function (i.e. rewinding the stream) and the Internet goes out.

What disturbs me most about all this is the severity of the crash -- the TiVo does not recover after a single reboot. To reboot the TiVo HD I pull the plug and wait at least 10 min for everything to discharge before plugging it back in. After a NetFlix crash, I generally have to reboot the TiVo three times before it recovers to full utility. The first reboot generally stalls after the initial welcome screen and puts up a blue screen on the display. The second reboot makes it to the second screen (the "just a few more minutes" screen) and stalls there. I assure you I am quite patient with these reboots and generally leave the unit alone for 30 min or so after I plug it in. The third reboot is usually the charm and the TiVo fully recovers to operational status.

Has anyone else had a major TiVo crash that required multiple reboots to recover. This really makes me anxious when it happens. I'm used to pushing a hard-reset button on my PC's to reboot from a lockup and everything being fine after a single reboot. Other than this problem with NetFlix the unit is a sterling performer without any issues so I don't think the instance of multiple reboots is a symptom of impending hardware failure. Just curious if I am alone on this or if anyone else has experienced a multi-reboot super-crash.

My S3 crashed once while I was in the Netflix app and lost my Internet connection. The reboot, however, was straightforward so everything returned to normal after just one reboot.
post #3652 of 4820
Totally unreliable. That's how I rate TiVo HD's MP3 player. It plays 14 -17 songs and crashes on me constantly. A reboot fixes it but I'm tired of having to do constant reboots.

I'm going to purchase (another) Apple AirPort. It lost it's connection from time to time but at least it didn't require a reboot to fix it. It's a pain in the ass to have to reboot TiVo with a tuner adapter, you never know what's going to happen with the tuner adapter hooking back up.
post #3653 of 4820
After almost a year of having Tivo I still have hiccups for transfering files from PC to Tivo. I have asked here before but didn't really get a good answer, maybe the question is just too basic. Here we go again: what makes the PC to Tivo transfer work?? My Tivo sometimes sees the PC sometimes doesn't, no matter what I try. It shows the PC name at the bottom of NPL but the folder shows no files from PC, even though the desktop shows they are there. I have tried both the Tivo desktop and PyTivo, and Tivo desktop can see the Tivo but it doesn't really help to transfer files to tivo. Can somebody tell me a sure way to kick start the connection?? thanks much.
post #3654 of 4820
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Originally Posted by GodobeHD View Post

After almost a year of having Tivo I still have hiccups for transfering files from PC to Tivo. I have asked here before but didn't really get a good answer, maybe the question is just too basic. Here we go again: what makes the PC to Tivo transfer work?? My Tivo sometimes sees the PC sometimes doesn't, no matter what I try. It shows the PC name at the bottom of NPL but the folder shows no files from PC, even though the desktop shows they are there. I have tried both the Tivo desktop and PyTivo, and Tivo desktop can see the Tivo but it doesn't really help to transfer files to tivo. Can somebody tell me a sure way to kick start the connection?? thanks much.

I don't have a sure fire answer for you, but from experience I would suspect the problem is on the PC side. Specifically, something in Windows has gotten corrupted with time and is interfering with the proper operation of TiVo Desktop. Anyone with experience with Windows knows that's not hard to do, especially if there have been multiple installs and uninstalls of utility programs. If it were me, I would load a fresh install of Windows and go from there. I generally do that at least once a year. It really is a filthy operating system.
post #3655 of 4820
Ok, you are correct, Kelson. It looks like a window issue. After restarting the window the connection came back, as it is quite often the case. Its puzzling that with the PC on all the time why it would lose the connection in the first place.
post #3656 of 4820
so antsy for Series 4 news.......
post #3657 of 4820
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Originally Posted by b_scott View Post

so antsy for Series 4 news.......

When is that happening? CES '10?
post #3658 of 4820
No one who knows would say.
post #3659 of 4820
I have read various rumors concerning the S4, all of which seem to conflict with each other. As bicker observed, whoever knows isn't talking.
post #3660 of 4820
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I have read various rumors concerning the S4, all of which seem to conflict with each other. As bicker observed, whoever knows isn't talking.

I'm giving them till CES '10, if no news by then I'll just break down and purchase a regular HD anyway.....I'd rather not finally break and invest in them and then 2 months later new hardware is released!
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