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post #4381 of 4820
Anyone use KickStart54 to test the hard drive in Tivo?
Is it worth doing
Can I use it if I have upgraded my Tivo HD to 1 TB myself. (not thru Tivo)

Thanks
post #4382 of 4820
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Originally Posted by D_B_0673 View Post

Are you saying I need to check a recording while it is recording for errors?
Little dificult as I don't know ahead of time which recording will have a problem
If I see pixelation while watching live or buffered and then check the sys info and see a lot of uncorrected errors, are you saying that is more likely a comcast problem and not the drive? If I see pixelation and no errors then it is the drive?

If you want a smoking gun, then yes, you need to observe pixelation and check for errors while the program is still recording, since the error counts will be cleared when the recording ends. If TiVo would save error counts in the program header, we could check at our leisure, and even decide to re-record an episode if many errors had occurred. (Could that be automated?)

And yes, anytime you see uncorrected errors, that should indicate a Comcast problem. Pixelation with no uncorrected errors could indicate a drive problem, but you could also be seeing pixelation that actually occurred earlier (eg, at the station) and is just being passed through (accurately, as part of the video) to you.
post #4383 of 4820
Ok, thanks
probably comcast as a lot of uncorrected errors
post #4384 of 4820
I just happen to notice this coming down the pipe fairly soon. Is Google television going to be something that will work with TiVo? Or is this direct competition to TiVo.

It seems to me it offers many of the web features TiVo already offers.

http://www.google.com/tv/

If you haven't heard about it, take a look. If it's been discussed already, sorry, I didn't search.
post #4385 of 4820
How do people feel about the accuracy of the transfer speed reported by kmttg? Is it close or way off?

I am using the latest version of kmttg (v0p7o) that has the useful feature of remotely setting both TiVo HD tuners to "null-channels" before initiating a transfer, thereby freeing up the TiVo CPU for maximum transport speed. My TiVo HD is hard-wired to my network. According to kmttg, I've been clocking sustained transfer speeds of 16-17Mbps for my TiVo HD transfers using the null-tuner setting feature. This seems unusually high for an HD model. Historically people have cited 10-11Mbps max.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm just curious if this is real consequence of the new kmttg version or an over-estimation on the part of kmttg. What are others experiencing with this version.
post #4386 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

How do people feel about the accuracy of the transfer speed reported by kmttg? Is it close or way off?

I am using the latest version of kmttg (v0p7o) that has the useful feature of remotely setting both TiVo HD tuners to "null-channels" before initiating a transfer, thereby freeing up the TiVo CPU for maximum transport speed. My TiVo HD is hard-wired to my network. According to kmttg, I've been clocking sustained transfer speeds of 16-17Mbps for my TiVo HD transfers using the null-tuner setting feature. This seems unusually high for an HD model. Historically people have cited 10-11Mbps max.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'm just curious if this is real consequence of the new kmttg version or an over-estimation on the part of kmttg. What are others experiencing with this version.

Consider yourself "Lucky". I average 14-15Mbps with my TiVo HD over both wired and ethernet over AC adapters. My highest rate was 17Mbps for a very short segment (4 minute recording) at what I assume was a burst rate. These speeds are using curl as implemented by kmttg v0p7m. Looks like an optional java vs. curl download with the new version you're using. Are you using the native java transfer or curl?
post #4387 of 4820
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Originally Posted by bwall23 View Post

Consider yourself "Lucky". I average 14-15Mbps with my TiVo HD over both wired and ethernet over AC adapters. My highest rate was 17Mbps for a very short segment (4 minute recording) at what I assume was a burst rate. These speeds are using curl as implemented by kmttg v0p7m. Looks like an optional java vs. curl download with the new version you're using. Are you using the native java transfer or curl?

I'm using the java code. So I see you are in the ballpark I am with regard to reported speed.
post #4388 of 4820
Hey folks,

I've got a Tivo HD and here's my question:

I'm watching a recorded program and it's not doing much for me so I want to delete it. Is there a way to delete the program while it is on or do I have to push the Tivo button and go back to the Now Playing list, highlight the program, then delete?
post #4389 of 4820
Push the back arrow on the 4-way directional pad.
post #4390 of 4820
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Originally Posted by ElwayLite View Post

Push the back arrow on the 4-way directional pad.

And after that, press Clear to Delete.
post #4391 of 4820
How fast is the new GUI? I read in a magazine that it was slow, but new updates were coming. Have they come?
post #4392 of 4820
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Originally Posted by SimpleTheater View Post

How fast is the new GUI? I read in a magazine that it was slow, but new updates were coming. Have they come?

In HD mode it's a tad slow; not too bad; if you are wired to your network you will notice about a 1/2 second delay. If you run the menus in SD you'll be pleasantly surprised; it's twice as fast as a Tivo HD. I run it in both and have been pleased. Of course, I've had tivo's since '00 and this is my fourth.
post #4393 of 4820
I agree that the Classic UI, which is SD, is significantly faster than the new HD GUI. I have come to prefer the new one, however. It makes navigation much simpler and really isn't enough slower than the old Classic UI to have caused me much heartburn.
post #4394 of 4820
OK, so how would you compare the speed of the current HD UI on the Premier with the speed of the SD UI on the TiVo HD.
post #4395 of 4820
Slightly slower than the UI on the TivoHD; we're talking fractions of a second here. As said before, the "lag" does not bother me at all while using the Premier HD menus.
post #4396 of 4820
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Originally Posted by moxie1617 View Post

And after that, press Clear to Delete.

Thanks. Tivo Chat Support could not provide me this information... :-(
post #4397 of 4820
Bob-
If you've not read the first post in this thread, I recommend you do. There is a lot of good information in it, including remote short-cuts such as using the clear button to delete recordings and folders.
post #4398 of 4820
Is anyone getting their shows interrupted by tests of the emergency broadcast system? Three times in the last month I've been watching a recording and the Tivo suddenly drops to live TV and there is a red banner across the screen telling me that a radio station (WMKK) has issued an emergency message. But of course there is no message. WMKK tells me they are the primary broadcaster for NE Massachusetts.
post #4399 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Hyrax View Post

Is anyone getting their shows interrupted by tests of the emergency broadcast system? Three times in the last month I've been watching a recording and the Tivo suddenly drops to live TV and there is a red banner across the screen telling me that a radio station (WMKK) has issued an emergency message. But of course there is no message. WMKK tells me they are the primary broadcaster for NE Massachusetts.

Cox OKC does that a lot, too. Although it seems not to interrupt recordings while they are being recorded, it does knock you out of playback if an Emergency Broadcast System test is run while you are trying to watch a previously recorded show. Anyway, I agree that it is a pain in the neck.
post #4400 of 4820
Thanks gwsat. I'm trying to figure out why it is happening now because I've never seen anything like this before. I've been using my Tivo for years and have been using other set top boxes for 7 or 8 years. I'm also trying to figure out if it is coming through the cable signal or from my OTA attena.

The emergency broadcast system is a good idea (Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant isn't all that far away), but it seems to me we should only be interrupted if there is an actual message.
post #4401 of 4820
Pandora coming to Tivo:

Just in case anyone missed this on the AVS home page yesterday

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1278153

I'm guessing this will be greeted with a yawn by most, but you never know.
post #4402 of 4820
But as I read the bulletin, this is enabled on the Premier. No mention of it being offered to us on the HD. Are we to be left in the cold or is it coming to an upgrade real soon.
post #4403 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Hyrax View Post

Thanks gwsat. I'm trying to figure out why it is happening now because I've never seen anything like this before. I've been using my Tivo for years and have been using other set top boxes for 7 or 8 years. I'm also trying to figure out if it is coming through the cable signal or from my OTA attena.

The emergency broadcast system is a good idea (Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant isn't all that far away), but it seems to me we should only be interrupted if there is an actual message.

I think I've gotten broadcast warnings while watching a recorded show. So unlike watching a recording on a vcr, a tivo (or comcast dvr) will interupt playback of a recorded show. I guess they feel if it's really an emergency the person should be informed what is happening; you could then go back to your playback and rewind to resume to where you were interrupted.

Not sure if I've done a recording during a warning and noticed if the recording was interrupted or not (I assume it would lose the show until it was resumed after the warning).
post #4404 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

But as I read the bulletin, this is enabled on the Premier. No mention of it being offered to us on the HD. Are we to be left in the cold or is it coming to an upgrade real soon.

Just Premiere as far as I know, and I've been checking (got an e-mail for it, too). I would love it if we could get it with our HD's.
post #4405 of 4820
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Just Premiere as far as I know, and I've been checking. I would love it if we could get it with our HD's.

I have an old S3 and I've seen the emergency message pop up twice.
post #4406 of 4820
I have a TiVoSlide on my Tivo HD and it is fast it comes with a usb blue-tooth adapter that you plug in your tivo's usb port and only 70 to 90 dollars
post #4407 of 4820
Anyone else notice his last post was back in June?
post #4408 of 4820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

But as I read the bulletin, this is enabled on the Premier. No mention of it being offered to us on the HD. Are we to be left in the cold or is it coming to an upgrade real soon.

It would be nice if it got enabled on Series 3 boxes, but I'd not be surprised, as time passes by, if there were more features that are only enabled on the Premier.
post #4409 of 4820
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Originally Posted by bwall23 View Post

Anyone else notice his last post was back in June?

Yes, I've been curious about that as well.
post #4410 of 4820
I recalled that he has posted on the Tivo Community forums fairly regularly, so I checked over there..

Regular weekly posting up until the last week of May, then a single post on 6/27 and then one on 8/22 and that's it. Hopefully he's just been very busy or enjoying the summer and not something more serious.
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