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Wow. I wonder what Brendon and Rachel's cab driver did wrong to take them from first to seventh in just the length of a cab ride to the airport. Given that the first six teams were virtually guaranteed not to be eliminated, that was incredibly dangerous.
It was very suspect that Dave and Connor floated past the place where they were supposed to deliver the food, yet were able to walk it back upstream, deliver it, walk back downstream, and still complete the task before anyone else. Since the Afghanimals and the Cowboys delivered their food first, I'm not sure what they were doing between delivering the food and getting the next clue that allowed Dave and Connor to finish first.
Joey and Meghan probably would have finished last anyway, because they're just not very skilled. But forgetting to tell their cab to wait when every other team did so was all it took to ensure their elimination.
So that's three episodes this season, and all three have shown the second-to-last team check in while the final team is still completing the last task. Does that mean the producers have realized that creating fake drama about who gets to the mat first is stupid and they're going to present it more truthfully now? Or were these three situations just so obvious and inevitable that they didn't think they could get away with it?
I have a TiVo series 3 HD dual tuner. Recently when I change the channel live tv or fast forward a recorded show the audio playing at that time stutter repeats and gets stuck for about 3 to 5 seconds. If I change back to the main menu it stops then going back to the channel or program the video and audio work fine. I should say that there is no issues with the video except that the audio won't match when this happens. It also happens if I pause as well the audio will keep going but the picture stops.
I have had this DVR since the series 3 came out on the market.
I though it was the hard drive. We replace the old drive today with a 500 GB western digital drive.
The old drive did die and would not let me clone it. We used instant cake to rebuild a new drive. That is all working well and is reset up but the audio problem persists.
The only thing left for me to replace is the clock battery.
What is causing this issue and what can I do about it?
Hi. I currently have:
- Roamio (OTA) in Bedroom
- Mini in Living Room
1. If I get a 2nd Roamio for use with a CableCard, will recorded content from both Roamios be simultaneously available to the Mini?
2. If I get a 2nd Roamio for use with a CableCard, will recorded content from 1 Roamio be available to the other Roamio?
3. If I decide to place the 2nd Roamio (CC) in the same AV rack as the 1st Roamio (OTA), how do I manage one device at a time via remote control?
Thought this was a great episode, felt like 3 hours!!!
Daryl/Beth was nuts, between Daryl's fight in the basement and Beth getting abducted. And then running into that group that was at the house where Carl/Rick were. So are they CLOSE?
And the whole Maggie/Sasha/Bob thing was solid too, really moved that along.
Just overall an awesome episode
I have a Roamio basic for a main unit, as I need to work with an antenna input. I want similar features and access on my bedroom television. What's the pros and cons of a mini versus a premiere (Series 4)? I'm guessing the areas of concern would be stream versus share, network traffic, cost (to a minor degree), quality of viewing, and speed of viewing. I'm sort of a TiVo newbie, but an electronics engineer, so I'll share my first thoughts.
Stream versus Sharing
I'm guessing that I can stream shows with a mini, but with a premiere I have to share/transfer the show to watch it.
Based on my stream versus sharing, network traffic will only occur during transfers with a premiere, but streaming will eat some bandwidth while viewing. I see topics about "constant network chatter", but I've not seen a real network analyzer used to gage severity. I have this ability given borrowing equipment. I have WIRED gigabit setup, so maybe I shouldn't be concerned? I haven't even verified that the Roamio has gigabit wired port. Premiere most likely doesn't, but haven't verified that either. I live in an area of all 5 acre plots, so not concerned about wireless network traffic. Atop, I also have high-power, Wireless-N, industrial wireless access points (Ubiquiti).
Mini is $88 (Amazon), plus $150 lifetime service = $238
Premiere is ~$350 used with lifetime service, so ~$112 more than a mini
Quality of Viewing
Expect no difference in viewing quality given fully wired connections.
Speed of Viewing
Given that I expect to transfer a show with a premiere, I would guess a mini could be watching instantly, but I'd have to wait for a period of time (~ 5 minutes with wired gigabit?) before starting to watch a show with a premiere. I don't think I have to wait for the whole show to transfer, right?
Sorry for the length, but wanted to help clarify my thoughts. As an engineer, I'm always weighing pros / cons.
Listen, I've been a Tivo subscriber for close to 15 years, so it's not like I'm anti-Tivo or anything.
But Tivo's website is not only so slow it's useless. It's also an insult to customers.
I mean, for a major media company in 2014 to operate a website at speeds slower than an early 1990s dial-up modem is just insane.
I have called Tivo customer support about this several times in recent months, and the customer service reps act like they've never heard of the problem before -- like maybe it's my browser that's the problem (even though I explain that the website is slow as molasses no matter which PC or browser I use).
Tivo's failure to correct -- or even to acknowledge -- the problems with the website reflects a real contempt for their customers on their part.
I'm a national business reporter and I'm now thinking I should get one of my colleagues to do a story about what this says about Tivo's lack of respect for paying customers.
Newbie here. I recently had Tivo with RCN cable in NYC and loved it, so when I moved and was forced to switch to Time Warner I decided to buy my own Roamio (just the basic model) and mini and set up myself. But I've read so many different forums and threads on how to set up the mini that I have confused myself.
So my question is, what is the simplest way to hook up the mini in my bedroom. I have the ability to run an Ethernet cord from the modem in my living room to the bedroom, but it seems everyone suggests moCA. If moca is indeed the best, what exactly do I need to accomplish this ? will I even be able to set that up if I have time warner? I have read elaborate stories of splitters to bypass time warner, etc...all things I don't understand.
Ok thanks for reading my long post. Help!
The tivo.com website used to be a convenient way to set recordings, etc. But now, it's barely usable. If you want to get to anything about your account - season passes, to do list, etc. It takes forever. By forever I mean I usually just give up on it and just change settings on the actual TiVo box.
Is TiVo even aware of this issue? If so, are they working on fixing it. If not, go check it out. you'll see what I mean.
So what's the thinking on this new show. Aliens returning the abductees or the end of the world, beginning?
This is weird but we always had lots of suggestions and out recently deleted folder would be full and of course so many at a time would drop off as new ones got deleted. All we did was get a new 60 inch Vizio TV and all of a sudden our suggestions became 1 or 2 our recently deleted folder would have 1 or 2 only. Our Tivo would always be at no more than 76% and we would come home delete what we didn't want and it would go down to like 69 or 71%.
Last night Tivo had me turn off suggestions reboot turn them back on reboot and said wait 24 hours. Well suggestions went up to 4 than 6 but then 2 dropped off and we had set up 3 or 4 shows to record. But we were only on 59% or 61%. Well now our Tivo thinks it's full at 60% and everything keeps dropping off once it's hits 6 and it like stuck on 59%. Our yesterdays 2 suggestions went away and there were only 6 total and we were only on 61% its weird. My husband said he thinks the hard drive is thinking it's full at 60% when it shouldn't be I don't know. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do? I'm calling Tivo back too but there's a 10 minute hold time and just thought someone here might have had a similar problem. \
Edit: Tivo had us do a cold boot and said call back tomorrow they think our hard drive is corrupted. They said make as many things record as possible and right now with 6 things recording it went up to 66% from 59 we have 3 suggestions and had 5 things in our recently deleted folder and it's dropped off to 2 and we haven't deleted anything from it. Our hard drive thinks it's full were guessing. Cause usually every night he comes home from work and our suggestions is full he deletes stuff and our recently deleted always had at least 20 in there. So something isn't right. But were out of our 90 days so we have to pay 49.99 to get another one and it will be a refurb they said.
This show (on Spike TV) really sounds like it could be awful. What I've heard is the show tries to coerce contractors to fix jobs they've previously botched. I'm going to give it a chance just because I live in an old neighborhood with lot of home remodeling going on so it might be interesting.
I hate watching a small screen while sitting in a room with a big screen. I'm looking into options for streaming (TiVo or Netflix/HBOGo/AmazonPrime) to hotel TVs, assuming available HDMI connections.
- ipad<->HDMI adapter: Does the TiVo iOS app work with one? I've seen some posts that claim that not all apps let you use that. What about Netflix, etc. apps?
- Chromecast: I have one, but would need a travel router to work around the typical hotel wifi login screen.
- Roku 3: Too big for travel or not? The new Roku stick availability is too far out for me.
Opinions? Other ideas?
Six episodes, but there are varying titles so the season pass I set didn't catch all of them.
(Of course, a pass for the new Cosmos won't get any of them.)
My 2 year old Premiere Elite started rebooting itself a couple of months ago. About once a week, it reboots - sometimes twice a week. Sometimes it's while I'm watching a recording sometimes it happens when the TV isn't even on. I have done the un-powering everything process and I have a brand new router. Still, once a week - sometimes 2 and 3 times a week, it reboots.
It is a lifetime box and I bought an extended warranty which is good until March of 2015. As of right now, the rebooting pain isn't as great as the idea of sending it off for repair so I just swear when it happens. But, I think I'm probably living on borrowed time.
There are lots of things on the TiVo I still want to watch that aren't transferable. And I don't want to be without TiVo capabilities while it's off being fixed/replaced.
But, if I have to...
Does anyone have any experience using the extended warranty service? What is the process like? Is it pack up your box and send it off and wait? How long?
I do understand that a replacement may be with a refurbished machine - I'm fine with that. Other than that any...
Tips? Suggestions? Ideas?
Series 3 dual tuner, with Lifetime Service. Includes WiFi adaptor, original box with all the Directions, and a never used Remote (still in packaging with unopened batteries - not sure the batteries will actually work).
$250.00. I can send photos to anyone interested.
I am selling because I just got a Roamio.
I have a refurb 4-tuner Premiere that I got off woot.com. I am subscribing to it monthly and all is working good. I am looking to maybe get it lifetimed. Is there any way of finding out how long this tivo has truly been in service (to then maybe get a discount on lifetime)?
We've had our Premiere since the first week it was released in 2010.
Netflix app is so slow and frustrating to use and our remote is close to death. We are due to renew our yearly subscription at the end of this month.
Does anyone know if there any upgrade offer for existing customers to upgrade to Roamio? The box looks gorgeous and it seems now is the perfect time.
I also noticed there is no more yearly subscriptions. Is that just for new customers or will we also be put onto monthly/lifetime instead and not grandfathered in.
We are just breaking down the cost of staying with Tivo vs just getting a TWC DVR and being done with it. :confused:
Recently the hard drive in my S3 crashed, so I replaced it with a Plug-and-Play drive from DvrStore. Here are the specs for the drive:
TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B Hard Drive Upgrade 2TB Plug & Play WD AVGP
The replacement seemed to go OK - I can access the TiVo menu with the "Now Playing List" and "Settings" options, but I can't use "Video On Demand" or "Tivo Search". When I select either option, the menu just reappears after a few seconds.
I've seen older posts reporting the same problem after an HDD replacement but the solutions suggested haven't worked for me. Mostly they involved forcing a connection to the TiVo service and waiting for the service to "re-index" the hard drive. I've done this a number of times and although the connection is successful, there's still no response from "Video on Demand" and "TiVo Search."
I need those options because my S3 is not connected to any cable service. Instead I access internet services such as NetFlix, Amazon Instant Video, etc. There's no way I can use those services now.
Any ideas what I can do to get my S3 Video On Demand and TiVo Search working the way they did before the HDD replacement?
Tivo Series 3 HD DVR info:
Last TiVo Service connection (with re-indexing): 03/07/2014
Internet Connection: TiVo USB/Wireless-G adapter
Internet Connection Status: successful connections with TiVo service, able to access DVR web server with FireFox browser from PC's on same LAN
Router: Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G
If there's more info from the system settings and information menus that I should post here, please let me know.
Thanks for your time,
My Hard Drive totally crashed, no hope of recovering! Only TiVo I have...where can I get the .iso or TiVo software from to install on a new drive?
I'll occasionally get a C501 on my mini. I've seen it on both my MoCA and Ethernet wired boxes. Today, I viewed the logs and it appeared to be related to a middlemind comm error. While rare, I don't see many threads on them.
Does anyone else get C501s on the mini on occasion?