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Tivo XL4 constantly reboots

TIVO never starts up, just stays on the start screen and reboots about every 2-3 seconds.

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If you have done the usual thing - i.e. pulled the plug and done a forced restart and the problem continues, you've probably got a bad hard drive and will need to replace the unit. But I trust you have called Tivo tech support at 877-367-8486. If you are an existing Tivo Customer, which it sounds like you are, they've got good deals right now - if you call them - for new ones - prices ranging from $129 for a straight XL and $199 for a 4XL

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SOURCE: tivo tv screen frozen

It could be your tuner, can you/have you tried changing to another channel?

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SOURCE: Tivo won't change my TV Channels anymore with direct cable

I re-did the guided setup in the Tivo under Messages & Settings/Restart-Reset System/Restart menu section in Tivo. Once I did that, it cleared this issue, even though I didn't have to change any of my settings thru this guided setup. I tried a reset alone first, but that did not fix it. Only this fixed it. We had lost both power and cable during a recent tree fall in a storm, and when both were restored, this problem started. I have a cable coax directly in the back of the TV (no cable box/IR etc) and the system is on a home wireless network. I actually have 2 identical Tivo's in the house set up the same way but only one had this problem. The other worked no different after the outage.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: TIVO DVR : Won't Change Channels

Set up your infrared blasters connected from your IR port on the Tivo and by placing the two lead lights in front of your cable box so it (the cable box) can read the signal.  Then go to Channel settings accessed through Tivo Central and follow the questions. It will ask you to change channels until the remote is working correctly.  This all worked on a different "input" on my Mitsubishi TV (it has multiple inputs.  I have the cable input on a different "input" to make it work.  Hope this helps.  Call TIVO tech assistance because they are the ones who talked me through this.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I need code for RCA TV for Tivo remote

Go to http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/294/kw/code%20search/c/105/r_id/100041 and under Programming TV Power, Volume and Mute, click on "show the steps".

Follow the instructions given.

The RCA remote codes are 0163, 0001, 0004, 0006, 0011, 0029, 0030, 0057, 0071, 0133, 0145, 0106, 0171, 0231, 0232, and 2210.

Try each of these codes one at a time (as per instructions) until you find one that works.

This link also gives instructions on what to do if none of the above codes work.

If this helps, please give a rating!

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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Tivo Premier xl4 won't work right with Charter Cable tuning adapter


You need to have a cable card from Charter inserted into the TiVo, and it'll have to be "paired" with the equipment at the cable company's head end, and on top of that, if they do what's called Switched Digital Video, where some channels have to be specifically asked for every so often to get put on the cable at "some carrier frequency", you need what's called a tuning adapter which is a separate box that connects to the TiVo via a USB cable, and which also connects to the cable company cable (best way is with cable splitter so that one leg "dead ends" at tuning adapter).

First you need to take the tuning adapter out of the system entirely and make sure the cable card is working. Then you can add it back into the mix.

And you may need to harass Charter's customer service department a lot to get this stuff to actually work.

A good place to ask further questions about this is the TiVo Community Forum (which is not an official TiVo, Inc. site), which is where lots and lots of knowledgeable TiVo users hang out and help each other.

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php?

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Play Tivo HD Videos on Motorola Droid X,TS Tivo to Droid X

How to convert and play TiVo shows on Motorola Droid X? To solve this problem, you need to transfer TiVo, TiVo HD shows to your PC and then convert them to Motorola Droid X MP4 format with Aunsoft Droid X Video Converter. With the recommended software, you can convert TiVo, TiVo HD, TS TiVo shows to Droid X mp4 by yourself fast and easily!
How to convert TiVo to Motorola Droid X MP4?
This guide includes 3 parts:
Parts 1: Transfer TiVo shows from TiVo DVR to PC
Parts 2: Convert TiVo to Motorola Droid X MP4.
Parts 3: Transfer converted TiVo shows to Droid X.
Parts 1: Transfer TiVo shows from TiVo DVR to PC
To transfer TiVo shows to PC, you need to download TiVo Desktop Software. When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your PC.
Parts 2: Convert TiVo to Motorola Droid X MP4.
After you transfer TiVo files to your PC, you can convert them to Droid X mp4 format. First of all, download TiVo to Droid X Converter and launch the application. Then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Import TiVo files to TiVo to Droid X Converter
Enter Media Access Key for your TiVo files from “Option” button and then load TiVo files to the TiVo to Droid X Converter.



Step 2: Edit TiVo files
Editing functions are available by clicking “Editor” button in the menu bar. You can crop, trim, add text/image/video watermarks, replace audio, add special effects, etc. you can check “Apply to all” to apply the present settings to all the TiVo files.



Step 3: Choose Motorola Droid X MP4 output format
After you finished editing, you then choose output format from “Format” drop-down list and specify the format Motorola Droid X H.264 Video (*.mp4) (recommended) under Android profile among the options.

Tip: The default resolution of output format H.264 MP4 is 480*320, if you don't like it, please click "Settings" to set the size (pixel) to 800*480 or 854*480, or you can custom the resolution if you wish to.
Step 4: Convert TiVo shows to Droid X MP4
Click “Convert” button to start converting TiVo to Droid X MP4. Check “Merge into one file” to join all TiVo files to one output Droid X mp4 file before start conversion.
Parts 3: Transfer converted TiVo shows to Droid X.
After converting your TiVo shows to Droid X, you will get mp4 file(s) in destination folder. Then you can transfer your videos to Droid X for playing, if you have any problem on transferring files. Please read: Transfer or Copy Movies and Musics to Motorola Droid X.
Now you are free to enjoy your TiVo recordings on Droid X wherever you go.

on Aug 04, 2010 | Cell Phones

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How to convert TiVo for iPad on Mac? To solve this problem, you need to transfer TiVo to your Mac and then convert them to iPad mp4 format with TiVo converter. With our recommended software, you can convert TiVo to iPad mp4 by yourself fast and easily!
How to convert TiVo to iPad mp4 step by step
This guide has 3 parts:
Parts 1: Transfer TV shows from TiVo to Mac
Parts 2: Convert TiVo to iPad MP4
Parts 3: Sync MP4 to iPad
Parts 1: Transfer TV shows from TiVo to Mac
To transfer TV shows to Mac, you need to download TiVo Desktop Software for Mac
Parts 2: Mac TiVo Converter for iPad
After you transfer TiVo files to your Mac, you can convert them to iPad mp4 format. First of all, Download TiVo to MP4 Converter and launch the application. Then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Import TiVo files to TiVo Converter
Enter Media Access Key for your TiVo files from "Option" button and then load TiVo files to the TiVo converter.
When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your Mac.
Hints: TiVoToGo Transfers system requirements: TiVo Series2 DVR, TiVo software version 7.1 or later, TiVo Series2 box must be connected to your home network using a wired or wireless USB network adapter.

Step 2: Edit TiVo files
Editing functions are available by clicking "Editor" button in the menu bar. You can crop, trim, add text/image/video watermarks, replace audio, add special effects, etc. you can check "Apply to all" to apply the present settings to all the TiVo files.

Step 3: Choose iPad MP4 output format
After you finished editing, you then choose output format from "Format" drop-down list and specify the format under iPad profile among the three options.

Step 4: Convert TiVo to iPad MP4
Click "Convert" button to start Convert TiVo to iPad mp4. Check "Merge into one file" to join all TiVo files to one output mp4 file before start conversion.
Parts 3: Sync MP4 to iPad
After converting your TiVo to iPad format, you will get mp4 file(s) in destination folder. Then you need use your iTunes to transfer the mp4 file(s) to your iPad device. You may refer to the help document of your iTunes to learn how to do, or you may follow the steps below:
1. Connect your iPad to Mac. And then launch iTunes.
2. Click "File->Add File to Library...." to choose the generated mp4 file
3. Drag the videos you just added to iPad icon.
Now you are free to enjoy your TiVo recordings wherever you go.

on Jul 31, 2010 | Cell Phones

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Tivo HD displays ''hdmi connection not permitted''


This happened to me many times with my Sharp 40" LCD. I am actually running 2 tvs of of 1 HD Tivo. One in the bedroom with HDMI and then through the wall into my kitchen tv via Component. ( yes whatever is on in the bedroom plays in the kitchen).. So this AM my power dropped out for a few seconds then came back on. When the Tivo rebooted I got that " hdmi connection not permitted" message. In the past, I would just reboot everything and all would be ok.. But today I couldnt get the tv with the HDMI to display the programming. It would show the tivo menus, but when I tried to play anything or watch live tv, the message would pop up again. The kitchen TV with the components was working the whole time...
So finally I rebooted the Tivo one more time. But this time I left the HDMI cable unplugged from the Sharp in the bedroom untill the Tivo was fully booted and a live channel was playing in the kitchen. I then plugged the HDMI back into the bedroon TV, and it came back on. Im not saying this will work for you, But its worth a try

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Starting from June 11 to July 11, there are 64 games for the FIFA World Cup, which is held in South Africa this year. Even though most of us could not go to the 10 stadiums in 9 cities of South Africa, we can stay in front of the HD TV, and watch the favorite teams to goal. We can use the sports collections of TiVo to get the events and web content, and even record with TiVo Premiere.
After recording the first half of the game between Brazil and Democratic People Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the World Cup, I would like to put the first half to my Network Attached Storage (NAS) so as to continue recording the second half. However, the first half does not work on my TV in the bedroom. My friend recommended me to convert TiVo to MPEG for home network devices with Aunsoft Video Converter. I think it is the perfect tool for TiVo videos, as it exports MPEG files within a blink. Thus, I want to share with you my experiences.
I first use TiVo desktop software named TiVoToGo to transfer the TiVo videos to my computer, and run the TiVo to MPEG converter to rip TiVo for my NAS. You can download the TiVo desktop software. To rip the transferred TiVo to MPEG, just follow the steps below.
Step 1. Load TiVo videos to Aunsoft Video Converter.
Click the Add button to load FIFA World Cup TiVo videos. While we have enter the Media Access Key (MAK) for TiVo video when using the TiVoToGo, the program does not ask me for the MAK again from the same TiVo Premiere. However, if the TiVo video is from different TiVo Premiere, the program will pop up a window for you to enter the MAK.
Step 2. Choose directly copy TiVo videos on the program.
Click the "Format" option and find the "Copy" group. There is only one option Directly Copy under the group. Just choose "Directly Copy" and the program will convert World Cup TiVo videos to MPEG fleetly.
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Step 3. Convert TiVo to MPEG
Click the convert button under the preview window and the conversion from TiVo to MPEG starts immediately.
Step 4. Transfer MPEG videos to NAS.
Use the wired or wireless network and transfer the output videos to NAS. It is very easy to make the TiVo videos
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With the directly copy function of the TiVo to MPEG converter, you do not need to change the bit rate and frame rate settings, as the program will use the original settings of the TiVo video. If you want to convert TiVo video to portable devices like iPad, iPhone 4G, iPhone 3G, Zune, you can choose from the format and change the bit rate and resolution for output videos.

on Jun 17, 2010 | Cameras

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i have had this same problem. my fix was the tivo, not the dlink. try plugging in your wireless adapter for your tivo into the other usb port. i have to switch mine every 6 months or so.

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Tivo won't change my TV Channels anymore with direct cable


I re-did the guided setup in the Tivo under Messages & Settings/Restart-Reset System/Restart menu section in Tivo. Once I did that, it cleared this issue, even though I didn't have to change any of my settings thru this guided setup. I tried a reset alone first, but that did not fix it. Only this fixed it. We had lost both power and cable during a recent tree fall in a storm, and when both were restored, this problem started. I have a cable coax directly in the back of the TV (no cable box/IR etc) and the system is on a home wireless network. I actually have 2 identical Tivo's in the house set up the same way but only one had this problem. The other worked no different after the outage.

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Continuous reboot problem


Most likely, if your unit is not powering up to the TiVo Central screen, you have a hard drive problem. You might consider a replacement TiVo hard drive.

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Tivo not working


Looks like you only have one tuner hooked up (one cable ) to your tivo. You need 2 in order to work properly

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