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    Howdo I get my old TOSHIBA T.V. up and going?

    Hello, My really old Toshiba TV isn't working. It has a bunch of colored plug-ins, some of the colored plug-ins I don't have like blue and green. I have red, yellow, and white. I don't have the remote to it either so. The TV is abou 15 years old. Pretty old but I can still plug it in, and turn...
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    Solved! Im looking for a simple dvr...

    ...for my mom. I dont want anything extravagant, just something she can record her soaps with. I am assuming I can get something like that without monthly fees. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.
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    Solved! Icon

    In the 720p LCD HDTV I see a blinking icon of an enveloppe,how do I remove it? Don't know what I did that it appeared. Thank you!!
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    Monitor goes black randomly

    Hello, what can be done to minimize these occurences . thanksw
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    LED TVs?

    Hi guys, new here. I want to ask you something, because you are the experts. What's your opinion about LED TVs? Thanks!
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    Tivo series 2: can it be hacked to become a stand alone digital video

    O.K., Let me ask the question differently. How can i modify a Tivo series 2 hardware to become a simple stand alone DVR without using any subscription service. All I want to do is use it as a digital version of a VCR. I dont want to use anyones proprietary subscription service or violate any...
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    Error 1327???

    I had Tivo Desktop installed, half on my c drive and half on an external (g) drive. The G drive is no longer here and when i tried to launch tivo desktop, I was told that it could not find the file. So I deleted all traces of tivo desktop and uninstalled it. However, when i tried to re-install...
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    Transfer video from DVR to computer?

    I have a DVR and have recorded some stuff that I'd like to have on my PC. Can this be done? Is it possible to upload something from a DVR cable box to my computer?
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    editing commercials help

    I have 2 movies on my tivo which i transfered directly to my pc using my video capture device of my tv tuner card ..What i would like to do now is record each movie on a dvd using ConvertXtoDVD but without the commercials..How would i go about editing out the commercials from the movies i have...
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    Seeking DTC210 or H20-100

    Hello All: I'd like to buy both of the above units from someone who has original documentation which shows the date of sale. I am willing to pay top price, including the cost of replacing the units with a NEW receiver, and shipping. Please let me know. The sooner the better, I am short on...
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    Wireless on Series 2 151

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hello I was wondering if I can setup my Series 2 Tivo to connect to my wireless network for it's regular downloads instead of using my phone line. My service number starts with 151 and from reading the online resources at TIVO.COM it...
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    How to buy a new remote for an existing TIVO

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I didn't see any "accessories" on the TIVO web site -- looking to buy another remote. Thanks. -- Jennifer Lopez Lingerie *plus* Gourmet Goodies
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    Odd DirecTiVo occurrence

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I turned my DirecTivo on yesterday at about noon and it was showing a "retrieving information from satellite" message with the progress bar sitting at 97%. I let it sit there for 5 or 10 minutes and nothing changed, so I cycled the power...
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    Question On Tivo Series 2 and Ethernet

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi, I am thinking about getting a Tivo, but it would have to use wired Ethernet. It appears that Tivo supports the concept of a USB-to-Ethernet adapter, but which ones will work with Tivo for sure? TIA, Dan
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    Why did TIVO tell me to rerun setup?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) When the last phone call occurred for my SA TIVO series 2, it told me I needed to rerun the guided setup portion relevant to my signal source. I get most of my channels from DISH. It said DISH had made a change, so it followed that TIVO...
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    Transferring VIDEO_TS folders to Tivo Series 2 from my Mac

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a set of DVDs that are saved as VIDEO_TS folders on my Mac Mini. I have a Humax 80 hours Series 2 Tivo. I have a cable modem attached to the ethernet port on my mac mini. I have Galleon 1.5 running on my mac (with Mac OS X 104.2)...
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    Tivo makes whining sound

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I'm worried the hard drive in my Tivo is about to go kaput because it occasionally makes a harsh whining sound that I have heard dying hard drives make before. I'm technical enough to remove the drive and connect it to a PC running...
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    TIVO DirecTV Canada

    Archived from groups:, (More info?) I see that TIVO now supports Canadian users and has local, Canadian access numbers (for updating the schedule). DirecTV, of course, does not. If I'm in Canada and want to purchase a DirecTV DVR (I have DirecTV thru my U.S...
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    Tivo and playing on your computer

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I currently have a tivo series 2 with HME. I have networked it to my LAN via a wireless usb card which allows me to use the features of the galleon ( which totally rocks! However, I haven't had much time to...
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    will a TiVo peanut control a new Sony XBR HD LCD?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I'm thinking of buying a Sony KDLV32XBR1 and would like to know if we'll still be able to use the series II peanut to control both TiVo and the TV? Thanks. Chip
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    Accessing a Hacked Tivo from the Internet -- Networking qu..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a tivo that Ive added a network card and larger hard drive to. Everything works great, and Im able to transfer files from the tivo to my local network. I want to see if I can transfer a file from the tivo directly to a pc located not...
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    The Tivo DRM Issue

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Some of this is Tivo-originated. I found, a few months ago, that I could record a video-on-demand program on channel "1-VOD" and it would be locked from transferring to my pc. Record the *exact* same program on channel "1-CAB" and it was not...
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    TivoDVR Free at Best Buy

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Today's (Sunday) Best Buy ad has the R10 DVR for $100 with $100 rebate. The sale includes existing customers. I'm trying to figure out how this would work for me and if there is an extra $4.99 monthly charge. I already have an R10 and one of...
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    combining a Tivo Series 2 and a Comcast DCT6412???

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I just upgraded my Comcast cable to HDTV with the Motorola DCT6412. It only has 15 hours of HDTV recording available. I want to use my old Tivo Series 2 to record shows in non-HDTV mode. I have hooked the two units together but I cannot get...
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    TiVo Vonage activate Guided Setup

    Archived from groups: (More info?) 9-17-05 Hope this helps some folks. It worked for me. After searching on the Internet, I found the solution. Just wanted to post incase others need it. Successfully setup my TiVO with Vonage VOIP service without landline phone service...
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    So long, losers.

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. Oh...and a parting gift: -- Minister of All Things Digital & Electronic, and Holder of Past Knowledge
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    Any ExpressVU Canadian Users in Canada using Tivo?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Now that Tivo says they're supporting Canadian customers (no warranties for units shipped to canadian address?) has anyone used this effectively with an ExpressVu setup? I have a 3100 Receiver in the Waterloo, Ontario region along with a TV...
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    Does Tivo Skip or not record commercials?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) If I record a television show, will it have the commercials on it with Tivo? Thanks. I just didn't know.
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    Tivo Tv guide vs Dtv TV Guide question

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I use an antenna to receive local channels thru my DTV setup. But thru my HD receiver I can get all the local channels in digital picture. In the DTV guide one of the local channels is listed as: 13 normal reception 13-1 digital reception...
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    Kill the messenger

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I've read the postings about the broadcast flag that causes the deletion of program material at a tiem selected by the broadcaster, not the TIVO user. Here's my opinion - take it with a grain of salt. Kill the Messenger - blame TIVO if you...
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    Recording without subscription

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Need to record specific local news programs M-F and S-S, same time, every day. Only use for the system. Will any TiVo rigs permit recording without a subscription? Don't want to consider turning a PC into a DVR, as this has to work...
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    dct6400 firewire driver problem

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I cannot get these drivers to install on a sony laptop? Forcing the panasonic driver but I only get one device pop up? Any ideas?
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    Series-1 TiVo displaying "[]" instead of "'" in descriptio..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) First it was the UTF-8 problem, where accented characters were being encoded in UTF-8 but being displayed as two ISO_8859-1 characters. That problem appears to have gone away, but has been replaced by a more noticeable problem. All the...
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    Channel Guide & Show Starts and Stops

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi All, Is it just me or what seemed to be a few channels not that long ago that would start or end a show early or late, now seems to have spread to many channels. Early this year ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox would sometimes start or end a...
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    New-be question about OTA antenna

    Archived from groups: (More info?) It appears DirecTV used a Winegard GS-2200 Sensar III ota antenna for my new HD DirecTV set up. But the installer told us he had never put a HD system in before (never even seen one.) When I look at the antenna (shaped like a Klingon...
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    TiVo-to-Go wireless transfer speed

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I wonder what kind of speeds other people are getting when transferring recorded programs from TiVo to PC with wireless networking. It takes me about three hours to transfer a one-hour program recorded in High Quality. Anyone else...
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    DirecTV PVR w/o Sevice

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I want a HDTV Terrestrial Tuner w/Tivo. Not interested in receiving any sattelite stations. Can I use a DirecTV receiver just for recording my off-air signals without signing up for their service, and is Tivo's fee directly connected...
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    Filter guide by "NOT Paid Programming"?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I see that it's easy to filter the guide to show only movies, only sports, and so on. Is there a way to show all shows EXCEPT those described as "Paid Programming"? On a weekend morning it seems like 75% of the shows on my Comcast...
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    Order When Adding Season Pass

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hughes SD-DVR80 - Software Version 6.2-01-2-351 When adding a new season pass, most of the time it adds it to bottom of Season Pass Manager list. Every now and then I add a season pass and when I go to Season Pass Manager, the new...
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    TIVO and UPSs

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Anyone here have their TIVO(S) connected to a UPS "just in case?" How's it working out for you?
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    now playing

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Is it possible to add a movie from my computer to the "now playing" section of my divo file? Thanks for any advice
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    Tuners in HR10-250

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Exactly how many tuners does this animal have? I know there is two directv tuners, but does it have two OTA tuners as well? Can you record a total of two things concurrently or four - two dtv and two ota? Just a bit confused?
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    One thing you can't say about Tivo ...

    Archived from groups: (More info?) You can't say that they can't give them away because that's what they're doing now. All that talk abot being profitible... how long did that last? A few days? Maybe a few weeks? Now it's back to bleeding money. Can someone call FEMA. Screw...
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    TIVO with Cox, alternative to Cox's limited dvr ? I like t..

    Archived from groups:,, (More info?) any experience using tivo on Cox cable?
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    Tivolution and Showcases

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I haven't had Tivolution or most Showcases on my DirecTivo for months. Are they ever going to be restored?
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    SAT-T60 with digital cable

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I own a Sony SAT-T60 which is a Tivo with DirecTV combined. I no longer use DirecTV and want to use the SAT-T60 with my Adelphia digital cable set-top box or with basic analog cable. How can I do this? Will I be able to do this? Thanks,
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    DirecTV HD Tivo $199 after rebate

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Saw this on Slickdeals --- cut and paste begins------ I just got this deal from DirecTV. H10-250 HD TIVO 6mo Shotime free 6mo HBO for $2/mo $5 off HD package x 12 mo Free Install for...
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    Sean proved right again!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Archived from groups: (More info?) The company withdrew earlier expectations to reach profitability by the fourth quarter and expects a third-quarter loss of $20 million to $25 million on revenue of $41 million to $43 million. Sean Tivo - Dead Company Walking (unless...
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    HDVR2 Grinding Noise

    Archived from groups: (More info?) My HDVR2 DirecTivo has a second drive (from Weaknees). A few days ago, I noticed it was running louder than usual, especially when busy ... it might have been when heavier than normal disk access. IAE, the increased noise was just a slight...
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    Humax vs Tivo

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I am wondering what are the differences between the Humax branded boxes and the Tivo branded boxes? I have seen a few threads here discussing troubles with the Humax boxes that Tivo boxes dont seem to have. Are there significant...
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    150$ Rebates from TIVO

    Archived from groups: (More info?) You can buy a Series II 40 hour Tivo for 99$ from a authorized Dealer and get a 150$ rebate from Tivo now. '' ( -- Plywodstatebum, Posted this message at...
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    Newbie asking how to remotely download recorded shows

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I'm an American who spends a lot of time overseas. I have no experience with Tivo, but I do know a bit about computers. I have an apartment in Germany with a home network (running XPSP2) and broadband internet access, and cable TV at home in...
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    HELP - getting no picture with 8 month old tivo

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I can get the Tivo menus and watch recorded programs, but when I go to Live TV, I get nothing. The cable is working because I have it also going into another input on my TV and it workd fine there. Do I have to restart Tivo? Will I need...
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    TIVO HD questions

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi I'm very new to this so excuse the dumb questions. I just picked up a new SeriesII box with a 40 hour drive. I have not yet activated it. I have done some research on the net but still need to learn much. My question is if I activate...
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    Connection with Tivo Series II

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a home network and I bought a Netgear 54MB wireless adapter so I could transfer my recordings on the Tivo II to my wife's desktop PC. (she is disabled and we have a special setup for her). But after buying the Tivo, there only...
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    2 questions for you all

    Archived from groups: (More info?) 1 what is a good program to automatically edit out the commercials from my tivo-to-go recordings transferred to my pc, as I want to record some shows commercial free for people deployed overseas? 2 who is this sean retard? Does he work...
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    Tivo to Cable

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a lifetime subscrition to Tivo, and am using a stand alone and a directv for viewing, but I will be moving soon and switching from Directv to Cable and am wondering if either one of these sets will be useable with cable ? I will be...
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    Deliberate "suggestions"?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Were we the only ones to get the CBS Nightly News coverage of Hurricane Katrina tonight? We don't watch a lot of news and haven't had news in our Suggestions before. Does Tivo have the ability to force a Suggestion recording? I don't mind...
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    Connecting TIVO to PC without a ROUTER

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I have a TiVo series 2 and am trying to hook it up to my desktop. I am sharing a wireless network connection with my roommate next door, with my wireless PC card, so my old ethernet port is not being used. How can i connect my TiVo to my...
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    Removing Channels from Display

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Is there a way to remove channels from displaying on the on-screen guide? There are several I don't want to show up on the guide either because I don't receive them or because I know they carry nothing I'll ever want to see. Eliminating...