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Desktop plus software and download

1 hour 19 min ago
I just purchased the desktop plus software which ships in a few days. But the email confirmation gives a download link to upgrade.

Do i need to wait on the software or is the download link a fully functioning version?

Email included the purchased license key.

Strange Wishlist quirk (HD setting)

2 hours 37 min ago
Noticed a strange quirk in the Wishlist settings. Maybe been commented on before, not sure...

There is no setting in the actual Wishlist Options screen for HD or not. It's only when you make it Auto-Record that the ability to set HD or not is available. But that setting stays with the WL if you turn ARWL off.

So if you have an ARWL with HD-Only set, if you turn AR off, it will still only show you HD showings. And vice versa. Set it for Not HD Only, and then turn AR off, and it will show you all showings, HD or not.

This should be a setting under Wishlist Options, not Recording Options.

Tivo Series 2 dual tuner won't power on

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:23
I have a series 2 Tivo with Lifetime on it that I no longer use. I gifted it to a friend but we couldn't get it hooked up. She has Comcast Infinity, and we do have the M card installed.

After many phone calls she was told that if she couldn't get the green 'on' light to come up, the Tivo was basically dead.

We hate to give up that easily. The unit worked perfectly the last time I used it, but that was about two years ago.

Any suggestions to get this up and running? Could it be a faulty power cord?


Better Call Saul S01E09 3/30/15 "Pimento"

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 22:13
I didn't think Mike could get more awesome.... but he always gets better.

I guess I have a little bit of respect for Howard Hamlin now. He's caught in a tough situation between himself and a partner, and he took the hit without flinching.

I'm 100% disappointed in Chuck. Families can be tough, and Jimmy may have been a total effup in the past, but jesus, he's supported Chuck without question during his "sickness" and Chuck still can't be honest with him?

In fact I heard a bit of sibling rivalry in there. The first born, the achiever being pissed off that the younger siblings get away with murder and have it much easier than them, but the thing is, even if that is happening, that's not the younger sibling's fault and blaming them for it definitely destroys relationships.

Someone start a poll for who wants Podcasts Back!

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 20:45
Someone please start a poll to get video podcasts back.

I thought the onepass update was all about easily getting content from everywhere?
I have been viewing tech show podcasts for years -

Then bam no more podcasts - really TiVo? BOO HISS HISS!!!!!!!:down::mad:

Issues with TiVo app and iPad Air 2

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 19:46
I have a iPad Air 2 that has been a constant issue with streaming / downloading shows in the TiVo app since I bought it. My wife’s iPad Air has no issues.

My setup:

Xfinity internet 125 down 7 up.
Asus RT-N66U router (firewall off, QOS off.)

Occasionally when attempting to stream I get this message:

"Problem Streaming" You are experiencing low bandwidth.

Transferring shows is painful. It starts out strong (2-3 MBS a second) but then drops to .25 MB a second. Shows can take 3-4 hours to download often times having to restart the app several times.

I have already exchanged the iPad with Apple thinking it was an issue with the hardware.

Any ideas?

Dr Who OnePass

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 17:51
Has anyone created a OnePass for dr who using Netflix? Starting on season 2 it misses the first eposide. If i look at the Netflix app it shows correctly. Season 2 skips the first one. And season 5 skips the last one

I just started watching dr who and I was confused to what happend. I missed the first episode of the 2ns season

Anyone seen this?

Can't get one pass for The Comedians

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 16:58
Well I actually did set up the one pass, but it won't schedule in the to do list. I set it up by going to the guide. I also note that a search via iPad app won't find the show. I suspect this issue will clear up in a few days, but I wondered why this glitch occurs.

(The Comedians is a new series premiering on FX starting April 9.)

HBO's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison Of Belief

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:08
Parts of this expose of Scientology's practices and abuses are mind boggling. High executives were exiled to "The Hole", basically a prison for months and years. Mothers were separated from the babies because the babies were annoyances. Physical abuse. Mental abuse. Dirty tricks on people who tried to raise the alarm about the inner goings on of Scientology.

There was one scene that described a literal game of musical chairs. Exiled members in The Hole were forced to play musical chairs where the person who "lost" would be kicked out of Scientology and everybody beat the crap out of each other so he or she wouldn't lose.

I can understand people using various methods of self help to improve themselves and to remain on the straight and narrow but at some point you have to realize your belief system is wrong and damaging. It's strange to me that whole families of parents, children and grand parents turn their backs on members who simply question Scientology. Every religion should have a come when you want and leave when you want with no repercussions philosophy.

Scientology seems to be a California thing. I don't know if it has any presence around here. Certainly not a big presence. I first started hearing about it about 20 years ago because one of my favorite jazz pianists, Chick Corea was a proponent of Scientology and there were occasional dust ups because of its cult-like status when he'd perform over seas.

One thing that may just be a coincidence but then again... The Church Of Scientology was virulently against this documentary and the day after it was broadcast on HBO, hbo.com isn't available. The website is up but it just resolves to a black page.

Here's Scientology's rebuttal to the HBO documentary: http://www.freedommag.org/hbo/ As described in the documentary, these guys don't mess around, they attack.

For Sale - two (2) TiVo Series 3 OLED + 1TB + Lifetime

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:27
Hi All,

Last Fall I upgraded to Roamio Pro + Minis and now have my trusty TiVo Series 3 OLED boxes (TCD648250B) for sale. I have TWO units available.

Both have Western Digital AV-GP A/V class hard drive upgrades, giving 157 hours of HD storage. Drives are about 2-3 years old.

Both have LIFETIME service.

These are in near mint condition in original box + remote + power cord.

EACH offered for sale at $125 + shipping from 49426

Thanks for looking
(for references, check my eBay feedback as "shoek")

Upgrade Tivo Plus, download one pass settings

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:06
Hi Everyone,
I'm getting ready to upgrade my Tivo plus with a bigger HDD. I have a lot of shows in one pass. I'm not to worried about the recorded shows, but I don't want to have to input all of my one pass shows.

So is there a way to download them and upload to the new HDD?


Ultimate Spiderman (Anyone watching?)

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:02
I started this one on Netflix and I can't help myself. I watch this thing and I'm always left on the verge of busting out laughing. Between spidey cracking wise and breaking the fourth wall I find this show immensely entertaining. I'm on season 3 now and it's still good.

SNL - 3/28/2015 - Dwayne Johnson/George Ezra

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:49
I really like Dwayne as a host, I thought The Rock Obama could have been better, but as cold opens go I thought it was funnier than most, especially since it was fairly quick.

I thought the highlight of the night was the wrestling skit, I was LMFAO through the whole thing.

And as usual the mix on the musical guest just seemed to be awful, well, that and the fact that George seemed to have an issue getting his W in "Who" out, but he did it the same way the whole song, it just sounded real odd to me.

Setting controls on a mini for airbnb room

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:25
I am setting up an airbnb rental in my basement, and I would like to use a mini to provide cable access for a TV there. However, I would like to set this mini up in a manner so that ONLY streaming of the cable TV stations is allowed. Specifically, I do not want this mini to be able to access or change and recordings, settings, etc., on my Roamio plus. My concern is the security of my accounts while still providing access to cable TV stations. (I'd actually be OK with this mini setting up recordings, etc., but it would have to be on a separate account.)

Is this possible? Or would it make more sense to set up the TV in this room in a different manner? The room does have access to WiFi (at streaming speeds). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

annoying android delete button

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 07:04
The new android app is nicer in many ways, but I've just noticed one annoying feature: I click on a show in "my shows" I read the description and see that I don't want the recording anymore, so I click the little trash can icon at the bottom.

That doesn't delete the show, it merely pops up a one item menu that says "delete", so I have to click on the menu item.

That doesn't delete the show, it pops up a confirmation dialog which I have to click on to say "yes I meant that".

That finally deletes the show :-).

What is with the extra menu popup in the middle of this sequence?

hidden MAK

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:38
I dont know if i post right.
My cable provider has hidden my mak :( and thay wont give it to me.
Its not registerd on tivo.com

Is there any other way i can find it?

The Last Man On Earth S1E7/8 - 3/29/15

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 04:36
Well, for all those who were combining in the last thread about what a doosh Phil is, I'm guessing these episodes didn't help any.

Friggin' Todd

Younger on TVLand

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 01:06
You would think with this show having a Showcase in TiVo it would be a breeze to record...but of course it's on a Viacom network, which means their listings (aka the impossible OnePass for The Daily Show which will never be resolved) are created by people who have no business making up TV listings.

When I set up the OnePass, it had the first two episodes airing on March 31 as new half-hours consecutively...which makes all the sense in the world. Now though, Viacom decided to re-send the listings out to make it an hour premiere in an hour timeslot with 101 and 102 in it. This of course makes the TiVo think the Thursday rerun is also new, but it's just repeats of 101 or 102.

Not hard to delete them, but Viacom really needs to learn how to use the (R) flag like everybody else.

iZombie pilot and 2nd ep on TNT Monday night 3/30/15

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:55
If, like me, you don't get the CW, you can catch the pilot episode Monday, 03/30/2015 at 10 PM Eastern on TNT and the second episode immediately afterwards at 11 PM.

The Blacklist: "The Longevity Initiative" 03/26/2015

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 23:48
So does anybody know how The Major got away from the Germans?

Did I blink and miss it?

And any clues who Sara Hastings is/was?