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tashabear
tashabear
tivo-to-go!
I have the TiVo wireless adapter (I didn't think it would have a cable.  Huh.)  I'm in the process of setting it up.  This is terribly exciting -- I'll let y'all know how it goes!

i feel: excited excited

16 trips or shoot the rapids
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sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 6th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oooh! Spiffin' technology! Good luck with the set-up, and ENJOY it - you've CERTAINLY earned it, Tashawoman! *waves* :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 6th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC) (base camp)
I was wondering where you'd gotten to. Here, have some kittens: http://community.livejournal.com/baaaaabyanimals/2438400.html
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 7th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
Aaaaand a deafening SQUEEEEEEE! from Illinois... ;) Thanks for the kittens!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 6th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC) (base camp)
Hi, I run tivolovers. The cable allows you to position the adapter, and therefore the antenna, optimally.

Once you have it on the network, check out http://www.Apps.tv/ and http://www.Galleon.tv/ - and there is even more you can do with a TiVo on a network. :-)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 6th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, good lord, and you're a Gweep, too. :-D I'll definitely check out the community and the links. Thanks!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 6th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Heh, yes, yes I am. I noticed some of the folks on your friends list. :-)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC) (base camp)
I thought that was how you found me...?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC) (base camp)
Nope - tivo_in_lj :-) I'm like the TiVo answer fairy, I pop up out of nowhere and field TiVo issues.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oh! How cool is that? Plus we have friends in common. Wild.

So maybe you can tell me why the sound is b0rked on my recordings, and what I can do to fix it? It's got an awful crackle.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
What model TiVo do you have? And how is it fed? Analog cable right into the TiVo? Cable box? Sattelite receiver?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC) (base camp)
Series 2, on satellite. The box for the satellite is right next to the TiVo.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
Hmm, and if you connect the satellite receiver directly to the TV (or receiver, whatever the TiVo connects to), there is no issue with the sound?

Is it on all recordings?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
I don't know if the receiver is affected or not; I'll have to ask the hubby.

It's on most recordings, and is somewhat heat-related -- we have the problem less in the winter. AFAIK, anyway... I bought the TiVo and the DVR so my husband could record DVDs of TV for me while I was deployed, so I haven't had much experience with it.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 7th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC) (base camp)
The best thing to do is process of elimination - go back to the receiver. If it is there, then you've got it, the receiver is the issue. If it isn't there, then go to the next thing in the chain - which sounds like the TiVo. Try new cables, it could be a short in the cable, etc. I haven't heard of heat related problems with a TiVo, but it is possible there is a bad solder joint or something which expands with heat and causes the glitching.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 7th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC) (base camp)
Well, we have it elevated, so air can get underneath, with a fan running underneath, pointing up at the bottom of the TiVo. I just started downloading something I recorded tonight while I was out. I played the first couple of minutes, and it seems to be going okay. Maybe that's the secret, just keep the fan running when we want to record something, at least until we get our act together and move the TiVo downstairs.

Thanks, though, I appreciate your help!
bubbette From: bubbette Date: July 17th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC) (base camp)
I have two remotes...one is the regular black, and the other is a clear-plastic one I bought afterwards. Do you want either or both?

The Series II I've got is dead (bad hard drive), and the cost to replace the hard drive was more than it was worth. You can have it, too, if you want to keep it for spare parts or some such.

Let me know.
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