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The Big Bang Theory "The Champagne Reflection" OAD 11/20/2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:01
Aaaarrrggghhh.

How many people missed the last 20 minutes because of the President's speech? Had I known he was giving a speech I probably would have taken some precautions.

Now I guess I have to track this down somewhere. Any suggestions?

I wish they didn't broadcast it and waited till next week or something.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Things We Bury 11/18/2014

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:02
I love Agent Carter. Very much looking forward to her series in January.

Glad to see Ward out and about. If they are going to keep him on the show at least have him do something besides being locked in a cell.

Kyle MacLachlan does crazy very well. And now we know who was Skye's Mom.

Strange how the Nazi guy (now Daniel Whitehall) lost his accent. Wonder why that happened? They even made a comment about him losing his accent.:confused:

"HDMI not permitted" banner on device that's using Mini's A/V miniplug Output

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:53
I use a Mini hooked up to large TV via HDMI, and also hardwired to small bedside portable DVD player via the Mini's A/V composite output. About 50% of the time when watching on portable DVD player only, I will get the "HDMI not Permitted" Banner. I can stop this banner by turning on large TV for approx 30 seconds simultaneously with the DVD player, then turning off large TV, which clears the banner on the DVD player. I watch this small DVD player when wife is sleeping, so turning on large TV sort of defeats the purpose.

How to upgrade Roamio Hard Drive in windows

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:12
How to upgrade Roamio Hard Drive in windows?
I would like to copy the 500GB Hard Drive to a 1TB Hard Drive.
Google is not helping me at all.
Would winmfs work to do it?
If not can you give me step by step instructions.

Roamio OTA and Tivo Mini setup

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:06
I am having issues getting a MINI to work with my Roamio OTA

Message says it is not finding a DVR on the network
Both devices are registered to the same account
Both devices are on the same network

The tips that are listed with the message are all answered in a positive manner

I have the following equipment

ATT U-Verse Turbo Max Internet (2WIRE MODEM/ROUTER)

Actiontech powerline 500 Mbps adapters(all downloads worked perfectly in the setup phase)

TiVo OTA (new) Working great no issues
TiVo MINI (new) having problem with this one

U-Verse runs coax to the modem from the junction box outside. the rest of the equipment is hardwired to the ethernet, so there is no reason I can think of to set up a Moca connection. The coax stops at the modem anyway, no coax to OTA or MINI.

Are there any guidelines for an ethernet hardwired setup so it can find the DVR?

Suddenly No Suggestions ?!

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:32
Ever since the update to 2.4.5, my Roamio Plus has stopped recording any suggestions. I confirmed that they are turned on in the Recordings menu. It is the host for a Mini; could this confuse things? A Premier XL4 is doing its usual dozen or so (mostly uninteresting) suggestions per day. The hard drive is only at 20% capacity, and I don't have but one or two Keep-Until-I-Delete season passes, so I don't know how space could be an issue. I seem to recall that this has come up before quite a few years ago. Any ideas of how to proceed?

New Tivo Stream - cannot pass Step 1 after activation on Tivo.com

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:03
I received my new Tivo stream from Amazon yesterday and followed the instructions to setup and activate the box. Because I have a mini in my bedroom, my setup uses a Moca to get the signal to that area of the house. It is plugged in directly to Airport Extreme router and so is the new Stream box. Initially, my iPad app showed that it recognized the stream box, it updated the software, and then during step two it prompted me to go to Tivo to activate my new Stream. I did just that and was given confirmation that the Stream was activated.

Now, when I return to the iPad app it says it recognizes the Stream box but when I go to complete Setup it fails during Step 1 - Checking software version. I get an error that says Setup failed to complete - Try again or Quit. Understanding that these things can get hung up, I closed out of the iPad app completely and restarted that. I unplugged the stream, the router, and the Mcoa and restarted everything. Upon return, everything fired up, my Tivo box guide populated on the iPad in a snap, but the stream continues to fail to setup.

What am I doing wrong?

2 TiVo HD with Lifetime and 750GB drives

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:42
I have 2 TiVo HDs that I would like to offer to the folks here for sale. Both are model number TCD652160 with larger drives. The drives in both are 750GB. Both boxes have full Lifetime service. Both boxes have a remote and power cord.

I am asking $175 each. Please contact me via PM or this thread if you are interested.

Can't pass Step 1 - Checking software version

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:21
I received my new Tivo stream from Amazon yesterday and followed the instructions to setup and activate the box. Because I have a mini in my bedroom, my setup uses a Moca to get the signal to that area of the house. It is plugged in directly to Airport Extreme router and so is the new Stream box. Initially, my iPad app showed that it recognized the stream box, it updated the software, and then during step two it prompted me to go to Tivo to activate my new Stream. I did just that and was given confirmation that the Stream was activated.

Now, when I return to the iPad app it says it recognizes the Stream box but when I go to complete Setup it fails during Step 1 - Checking software version. I get an error that says Setup failed to complete - Try again or Quit. Understanding that these things can get hung up, I closed out of the iPad app completely and restarted that. I unplugged the stream, the router, and the Mcoa and restarted everything. Upon return, everything fired up, my Tivo box guide populated on the iPad in a snap, but the stream continues to fail to setup.

What am I doing wrong?

Premiere v Mini

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:18
Until a recent thread, I had no idea Roamios and Premieres could stream their recordings to each other. This is interesting. I have a Roamio Basic and I want to extend it to the bedroom, but I am loathe to have it lose a tuner when someone is watching TV in there as all four tuners are in use as much as they are not during primetime.

Previously I had ruled out the Premiere as the number one priority for my hypothetical second box would be to watch recordings from the living room Roamio in the bedroom. Once I realized that a Premiere can actually do this, I still ruled out the Premiere due to the cost difference. However, I have been reading in the Premiere forum that people have succeeded in buying used ones, activating them for their trial period, and then canceling as it expires to be offered $99 lifetime. I have seen non-lifetimed Premieres on craiglist within a few hours drive from $50 to $100 dollars several times in the past few months.

If I could get a lifetimed Premiere for $200 or less, even a 2 Tuner original, what are the pros and cons v the Mini that you guys see? To me the pros of the Premiere is that I could get a cablecard for it for $3/mo and then suddenly have six tuners over my system spread over two machines instead of four over two machines. Accordingly I'd be able to settle my very few remaining recording conflicts and I'd also have marginally increased HD space. The pros for the Mini are that it would be up to $50 cheaper if I moved on it soon enough, that it would remove the game of CSR roulette that I will need to play with the Premiere, and that it will have the ability to schedule and delete recordings from my Roamio.

It seems like the Premiere wins by first round KO in this fight, but I could be missing something. Feel free to weigh in.

Any interest in a no-hard-drive Series 2 (TCD540080)?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:25
I bought a group of computer parts from a guy in a neighboring town and the seller threw in a no-hard-drive Series 2 (TCD540080). When I plug it in, it does indeed show the 'Welcome...Powering Up' screen and there are no bulging capacitors on the power supply. I just verified with TiVo that there's no service on the machine. I don't want to see it go to waste if someone can make it into a working machine or use it for parts.

Let me know if you have interest...

Can you download paid shows/movies from Vudu or Amazon?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 07:18
Before I buy anything from Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, I was wondering if it's possible to download the content and save it on the TiVo.

If you can download it, does it get saved in the "My Shows" with all of the other recordings? Will it be combined with other recorded episodes of the same show?

Is it the same for Amazon and Vudu, or does only Amazon allow downloading?

EDIT: Also, a bit unrelated, but can you push content TO the TiVo? For example, if I ripped a Blu-ray of a TV show and I'd like it available along with my recordings of that same show.

A couple of Genie Operational Questions

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:32
Hi All,

Was wondering if the Genie has any equivalent to thumbs up and thumbs down and also whether or not it uses an equivalent of the TiVo 28-day rule?

Delays and spinning curcles after 2.4.5c

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 05:59
Is it just me? My Tivo Roamio basic (upgraded to 3TB) updated to 2.4.5c about eight hours ago and I now get frequent but random delays and spinning circles when attempting to play, exit play or delete recordings. Ditto when entering the NPL. This is new behavior since 2.4.5c. Sometimes the delay is a second or two and sometimes it is much longer, resulting in a spinning circle.

Perhaps there is some major housekeeping still going on eight hours after the upgrade, or maybe Tivo's servers are swamped. Impossible to tell. In any event it is annoying.

Paul

TiVo TSN E80

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:39
Interesting thing in Enter Webz logs.
A few times in October (between 5th and 13th) I got hits/visits from a TiVo with a TSN that starts with E80...never seen that before, no idea what it is.

Even more interesting/annoying, it doesn't appear to send a DEVICE INFO event, or at least not with a details map, so I don't know anything about it except the TSN and the SW version: 20.3.9.1.RC3-CHS-2

(as a side note, I also get a visits from TSNs starting with A90 which I just figured out the other day is a "TiVo Preview"... apparently a Premiere equivalent of the TiVo mini as it has no recording ability. RCN still offers it as part of a home TiVo system today.)

software update for premiere

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 22:47
My premiere just got an update didn't catch version info, but nothing changed as far as I can tell. The Rhapsody app still listed.

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur "Getting to Crunch Time" OAD 11-19-2014

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:27
Wow!

I did not see that coming. I can't believe Jon was able to get Missy to flip on Jeremy so easily. I also can't believe that Keith didn't play the idol. He's one lucky SOB.

I feel bad for Jeremy. He was completely blindsided, and he didn't really do anything to deserve it. I also don't understand the logic behind voting him out. It would have made way more sense for his alliance to throw all their votes at Alec. Nobody would have seen that coming, so even if Keith played the idol, it wouldn't have mattered.

You gotta love how Reed's entire alliance voted against him. Very bizarre tribal. :)

Person of Interest - S4E08 - "Point of Origin" - 11/18/2014

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:36
Person of Interest often excels when it ties the number of the week back to an ongoing arc.
This week was no exception with this week’s number, Police Cadet Silva.
It also helped that Silva was an interesting character to boot.

I realize that some have bemoaned the “is the number the victim or the perpetrator “ dance in the past but I think it worked out here as not only is Silva a match for Reese in the cojones department, we find out that she’s really an undercover Internal Affairs officer.

She’s also smart and realizes that there’s more to “Detective Riley” than meets the eye (and I suspect that she knows more about Fusco than she let on).

Her job to ferret out a mole in the Academy led us back to Dominic, who is most definitely playing the long game.
His main objectives here were to gather more intelligence on Elias and build an army, which plays into Dominic challenging Elias the other week.

And so, we’re not surprised one bit when the next number turns out be Elias.
(So how many times does someone’s number come up twice? At least Reese knows exactly who Elias is this time around.)

(And what was that errand that Finch went on?)

I had previously wondered how Shaw would react when she realized that “Mini” was Dominic and if looks could kill, Dominic would have been instantly six feet under in a lead coffin.
(In fact, I liked that Fusco had to hold Shaw back.)

Back on the Decima front, it’s been repeatedly stressed that running their missions could bring unwanted attention from Samaritan and we see that happening now with Greer sent out Martine to track down who was that mysterious women in the photograph Samaritan was working on.

And in typical Decima fashion chased the trail like a rabid dog until she finally locks gazes with our favorite Persian asset at the cosmetics counter.

Who’s looking forward to the throw down between Shaw and Martine next week?

Roamio w/ Lifetime & 4yr Warranty

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:20
As stated, I have my Lifetime Roamio basic for sale. Only been used a few months and still has the plastic on it! I am upgrading to a plus unit. This unit also has a 4 year extended warranty left from Best Buy where I bought it, which is fully transferable and valid until 4/1/2018.

Please make a reasonable offer via PM or here. PayPal or local cash only.

Thanks for looking! :)

Roamio w/ Lifetime & 4yr Warranty

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:19
As stated, I have my Lifetime Roamio basic for sale. Only been used a few months and still has the plastic on it! I am upgrading to a plus unit. This unit also has a 4 year extended warranty left from Best Buy where I bought it, which is fully transferable and valid until 4/1/2018.

Please make a reasonable offer via PM or here. PayPal or local cash only.

Thanks for looking! :)

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