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All recorded Tivo Shows are Prohibited from transfer!

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All of my shows whether network shows or cable are now prohibited from being transferred. I even recorded the local news to see if I could transfer and that too was X'd out... I updated Toast 10 to the newest version all to no avail. I trashed the preferences com.tivo and that didn't help... I using Snow Leopard... Any Ideas how to fix this?

 

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Make sure the Tivo App is located under Toast Applications folder. If not, try running the setup assistant under help and ensure to check Tivo and try again.

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All of my shows whether network shows or cable are now prohibited from being transferred. I even recorded the local news to see if I could transfer and that too was X'd out... I updated Toast 10 to the newest version all to no avail. I trashed the preferences com.tivo and that didn't help... I using Snow Leopard... Any Ideas how to fix this?

 

What type of TiVo do you have? If it's a Series 2, are you perhaps using a cable box or satellite receiver? If the answer to both is "yes" -- power cycle the cable box or satellite receiver by pulling the plug, waiting about 20 seconds, and then plug it back in.

 

If you have a Series 3 and are using cable television connection, your provider may have inadvertently set the copy protection flag -- which they certainly should not do for anything that's also available over the air

 

- Bob

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I have COX, and they seem to have copy protection on almost all shows/channels. If I could change service providers, I would, but it's not an option where I live (and isn't likely to be an option in my lifetime). It's just something that sucks and there's really nothing that can be done about it.

 

 

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What type of TiVo do you have? If it's a Series 2, are you perhaps using a cable box or satellite receiver? If the answer to both is "yes" -- power cycle the cable box or satellite receiver by pulling the plug, waiting about 20 seconds, and then plug it back in.

 

If you have a Series 3 and are using cable television connection, your provider may have inadvertently set the copy protection flag -- which they certainly should not do for anything that's also available over the air

 

- Bob

 

I have a Series 2 and I have Coxial cable that plugs right into my Tivo there is no cable box beside my computer modem box. I live in Canada so we don't have cable box chips like you do there in the US.

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I have a Series 2 and I have Coxial cable that plugs right into my Tivo there is no cable box beside my computer modem box. I live in Canada so we don't have cable box chips like you do there in the US.

 

I don't think I've ever seen that with just a coax connection going into a Series 2 before. Something in the signal is indicating to the TiVo that there's some copy protection taking place. On Series 2 boxes, that's usually something like Macrovision -- perhaps your coax signal is a bit weak that's making it think the stream has Macrovision encoding.

 

I presume you've tried power cycling the TiVo itself, right?

 

How is the picture quality that you're getting from your coax line -- are there lines or instances of the screen image getting gradually dimmer and then brighter?

 

- Bob

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I don't think I've ever seen that with just a coax connection going into a Series 2 before. Something in the signal is indicating to the TiVo that there's some copy protection taking place. On Series 2 boxes, that's usually something like Macrovision -- perhaps your coax signal is a bit weak that's making it think the stream has Macrovision encoding.

 

I presume you've tried power cycling the TiVo itself, right?

 

How is the picture quality that you're getting from your coax line -- are there lines or instances of the screen image getting gradually dimmer and then brighter?

 

- Bob

 

My cable for "Shaw Cable Systems" plugs into my series 2 Tivo machine, I have the wireless modem Tivo sells for the Series 2. No issues with lines or the screen image getting dimmer or brighter at all. My wireless adapter for my Tivo machine gets readings though between 62-72%

I think we might need to move my Tivo machine from the livingroom to the bedroom TV and see if the signal strength is improved over having it in front room. I wonder if I need buy a new wireless modem for Tivo as well because my signal strength was higher before.

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Is there something Roxio can do? It seems that the cable companies are abusing the privelage (if they really have it) of being able to set protection, by setting it to everything or almost everything. This is not proper. I must have the right to make a backup of the shows I have recorded for my own personal viewing. Can Roxio just release a version that ignores checking that status bit? Selling a product to me that doesn't fulfill its function seems like a problem with the product and with the customer satisfaction. Roxio should not just blame the Cable companies since many seem to be doing it, and should ensure that customers can do what they need to be able to do to get the shows. I guess it is possible that the Tivo itself checks the bit somewhere and won't allow the product to be transferred but that seems to problematic as well. Any solutions?

 

 

 

 

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Is there something Roxio can do? It seems that the cable companies are abusing the privelage (if they really have it) of being able to set protection, by setting it to everything or almost everything. This is not proper. I must have the right to make a backup of the shows I have recorded for my own personal viewing. Can Roxio just release a version that ignores checking that status bit? Selling a product to me that doesn't fulfill its function seems like a problem with the product and with the customer satisfaction. Roxio should not just blame the Cable companies since many seem to be doing it, and should ensure that customers can do what they need to be able to do to get the shows. I guess it is possible that the Tivo itself checks the bit somewhere and won't allow the product to be transferred but that seems to problematic as well. Any solutions?

You'll probably find more people who can advise about this at the Tivo forum. My understanding is cable companies not allowed to block channels that also are available over the air. Others are a gray area except for the premium channels which nearly always are blocked. Presuming everything is working properly the cable company includes a "flag" that says is the program can be copied never, copied once or copied always. Tivo respects this (to avoid lawsuits) and the Tivo Transfer application merely acknowledges what the Tivo is declaring.

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Folx,

 

In my case I have a TiVO HD and am using Comcast cable (HD presumably :) ) . My TiVO transfer version is 1.6 (I know, it is old).

 

What I see is that the shows recorded from analog channels are blocked from transfer, but those from HD channels are available for transfer.

 

Anyone know if there is a setting I need to change to fix this? Either on the TiVO transfer app or on the TiVO Box.

 

 

Regards,

Ovid

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