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Shark Tank Season 6 Thread

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:40
Shark Tank is one of my favorite tv shows. For those that don't already know, the show features six business people including billionaire Mark Cuban, Damon John of FUBU and four others getting pitched business investment propositions by hopeful American entrepreneurs. Season six premiered on ABC with a double episode this Friday September 26th at 8 PM. It will settle into its regular time slot at 9 PM ET on Friday nights.

These first two back to back episodes featured eight pitches in total including some that were total non-starters to a few that got interest from the investors. There was also a lot of the usual sappiness with a fair bit of talking about some of the entrepreneurs' children and personal dramas to provide a back story for these business people looking to start or expand their businesses.

In the first episode I thought that the guys with the mobile wedding business who were looking to franchise their idea were foolish for selling their original Las Vegas based business which would have provided the model for potential franchisees. The nail shop for guys was also a horrible idea that got rejected.

In the second episode I was quite surprised that the Roominate building toy for children was so successful coming into the tank, but the investment itself was not so surprising. The floating mug idea I didn't think had a chance but even they got an investment.

It's also nice to see more update segments on investments from previous seasons.


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:57

Android Streaming tomorrow??

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:24
Did Margret or anybody say anything about android streaming not being available by tomorrow? It's been awfully quite around here with the anticipation of a highly sought after capability supposedly to be released any day now.

Comcast Cablecards

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:07
Hi all - TIVO noob here.

Just recently purchased a Roamio Plus, Roamio Basic and 2 Mini's.
Has been a nightmare with Comcast just to get the cable cards (started the process well over a week ago).

Won't go into details, but where I am at is they are sending a Comcast tech out to the house this Thursday - they are waiving the installation fee because of all the BS I have been through with them. My question to the members of this forum is what should I be looking for before the tech leaves my house to be sure everything is running properly?

I have installed a MOCA network and all the Tivo devices are currently updated. I can see the two main Tivo's on the mini screen, but won't let me connect to them I'm guessing because the main Roamio's aren't activated yet.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

iOS8, iPad2 and the TiVo app

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:39
Anyone have any experience yet on how well (or how poor) the TiVo iOS app streams video from the Stream on an iPad 2 upgraded to iOS 8?

Today Apple disallowed downgrading from 8 to 7 so there's no going back after an upgrade now.

Everything is working pretty much flawlessly right now on my iPad 2 and iOS 7. I think I'll hold on this for a while...but wondered if anyone else had any experiences to report?

iPhone 6+, tivo stream and app

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:21
Anyone here with an iphone 6+ see the horrible quality that it now displays when streaming a show at full strength because of the bigger screen?

the resolution that the stream sent the smaller iphone 5s and below was nice for that small screen, but now since the 6+ zooms the app to fit the screen, it looks terrible.

hope they update the app soon and add an HD profile for the phone like the ipad.

Why does my Roamio Plus keep forgetting Netflix login?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:17
I have had a Tivo Roamio Plus since May.
I swear I have entered my Netflix login at least four times. The Tivo keeps forgetting it.

Is there anything I can do to make it stick?

New to TiVo - Couple of Questions

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:05
TiVO is brand new to me. Had it setup in a new house with a local cable company last week. Used Dish DVRs for several years...and the past 4 years have been using a different cable company's whole home DVR solution, that is much different than TiVO. I know I have a lot to learn about TiVO, but a lot of things seem to take a lot of steps to do.

I have a Premier Q TiVo with 3 TiVO minis. A few questions I have:

1. I know the Premier Q has 4 tuners, can I setup a shared tuner, so I can use PIP on a TV to use HDMI? Or, would I have to install a splitter and run the coax to the TV for PIP?

2. Can I setup different guide listings and switch between them easily? For example, with my current cable company I have several different guides (HD, Sports, Favorites, Movies, Music, SD, All, etc.) and to switch between them I just keep pressing Guide...each time I press it, a different guide listing shows.

3. I can't find a way to click on a show in the guide and tell it to record all, without having to go into the Season Pass and set it up there. Seems to be way too many steps than what I'm used to. Is there a quicker way?

I know there are other questions I've had, just can't think of them right now. And, I may like TiVO after I get used to it, but right now it seems like it has a lot of overhead.

Any remedy for constant tuning adapter problems?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:01
The tuning adapter has always been problematic since I got the HD TiVo but lately it seems even more so. I find myself restarting either the TiVo, the TA or both at least once a week due to channels that won't tune in. Restarting always fixes the problem but it happens far too often and it's frustrating.

In the past when I have contacted TWC about any such issues they really don't seem to know what they are talking about, and I end up wasting a lot of time on the phone.

Has anyone had any luck getting issues like this resolved for good?


Masters of Sex | "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" | 2014-09-28 S2E12 (Finale)

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:52
Haven't had a chance to watch yet, but here you go if you want to discuss...

Check back later...probably tomorrow morning :)

The Good Wife S:06 E:02 9/28/14

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:40
Ok Carey's out of jail, that was getting stale already.

Now that the firm has grown maybe they can drop Bishop as a client and be done with dealing with him.

As angry as Dianne got regarding Felicia and Carey leaving Lockhart Gardner, the way she slinked out taking clients sure seems hypocritical.

I really like Robin.
How long before Kalinda comes to work with the new firm?

Glad this show is back.

S-3 Never used

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:44
S-3 TIVO replacement never used. Still in shipping box. $25
Reply here or email me bluelinex@msn.co

Tivo wants access to AT&T/DirecTV customers

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:41

Tivo wants a retail box condition on the pending AT&T/DirecTV merger, since the original 1998 reasons for the DBS waiver no longer apply.

"None of the reasons previously cited by the Commission for delaying the enforcement ... with respect to these DBS and IPTV MVPDs will apply to the merged company. Moreover ... the merged company would be the largest MVPD in the market rather than a niche player. Hence an explicit path to compliance should be a condition of the merger if it is to be approved."

"The Commission’s 1998 forbearance in applying Sections 76.1201–1205 to DIRECTV was based on three factors, taken together: (1) DIRECTV’s status as a fledgling competitive entrant, (2) DIRECTV’s practice of licensing competitive products and supporting retail devices, and (3) the national footprint of DBS operators. DIRECTV is now the second- largest MVPD and no longer supports any retail devices. The national DBS footprint means that DIRECTV can more easily support retail products than if it were a combination of different regional legacy networks. Hence all three factors evaluated in 1998 and 1999 by the Commission now weigh in favor of, rather than against, requiring effective compliance with Section 629 and explicit compliance with Sections 76.1200–1205 of the Commission’s regulations."

Fighting the good fight... but good luck getting that to happen.

Stream app picture in Android play store

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 08:13
Anyone notice that the picture in the Android app store says "watch and schedule your recordings" (emphasis on the use of 'watch')?
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Which is the better HDD for Roamio upgrade?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:46
I want to upgrade my Roamio from its standard 500MB drive to a 3TB drive and see most folks getting the WD AV-GP 3TB AV SATA II drive (WD30EURS), but I also see a WD AV-GP 3TB AV SATA III drive (WD30EURX) available on Amazon and the WD30EURX seems to have a better max data transfer rate, with all other specs being the same. Besides the superior specification is about a $10 lower cost.

So with that said, would the WD30EURX be a better drive for the Roamio or am I miss-reading something?

Thanks for your input!

How do I navigate the Netflix app?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:30
For the life of me I can't figure out how when a show ends, I get back to the Netflix menu without completely exiting the app.

The circle with the backwards arrow doesn't do it, neither does the left arrow.

Doctor Who: Caretaker

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:08
No thread yet? We're slipping. I'm liking Capaldi, but I'm still having trouble with the accents. Loved the mention of Riversong. And I'm liking Danny a lot more now.

Tivo Roamio OTA + Tivo Roamio Cable + Tivo Mini + Tivo Stream

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:02
I have a Tivo Roamio Pro, Tivo Premiere, and Tivo Mini currently running in my home.

I am able to stream from both the Tivo Roamio and Tivo Premiere to IOS devices in my home. I guess the Premiere is able to use the streaming capability built into the Roamio pro since I don't have a separate Tivo Stream for the Premiere.

I am interested in the possibility of adding a Tivo Roamio standard for OTA.
1) Can my Tivo Mini transfer shows from both the pro and the OTA TiVo's?
2) Can I stream the OTA shows to my IOS devices without needing an additional TiVo Stream, like my TiVo premiere is able to do now?

Thanks in advance for your inputs.

Once Upon A Time "A Tale of Two Sisters" (S4E01, 9/28/14, Spoilers)

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 21:43
Not sure if this show is one that will have enough interest in an episode thread or not, but here is one anyway.

First, Once has always been based on the Disney versions of the fairy tales. I don't think there's any doubt. Still, they've hinted at the Disney origins here and there, but haven't been particularly blatant about it - until this episode. One anvil was the dance between Belle and Mr. Gold to the instrumental theme to "Beauty and the Beast." Both of us here (almost simultaneously) went "Really!??!" when that started playing.

Then, the whole Frozen storyline. It wasn't "Here's this plot that was sort of inspired by the Snow Queen fairy tale," it was "This is basically Frozen 2: Frozen Boogaloo." The characters -- all of them, from the king and queen, to Elsa and Anna, to Sven and Kristoff, even the trolls and the Snow Monster -- are almost exactly as they were in the movie, and the plot line basically starts off following the events of the movie. And if that wasn't anvil-icious enough, the scene with Emma and Regina on each side of the door was basically cribbed from the end of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"

I'm not sure how I feel about that. A part of me thinks this is a bit Frozen overload. Yes, it was a good movie, but this feels a bit much. Still, I thought they did a decent job at casting Anna. She did remind me of Kristen Bell's voice performance. Elsa seemed to go in a slightly different direction from that in the movie, though.

Other random thoughts:
- Interesting to see Sidney pop back up. Convenient that he pops back up as soon as Giancarlo Esposito's other series got canceled.
- Why have I never noticed how girly Hook's earring is before now? Yes, I know, he wears guy-liner, so I suppose he's allowed.
- The hat at the end reminded me very strongly of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. I wonder where they're going with that. Hopefully not another anvil-icious reference to the Disney world...

Family Guy - The Simpsons Guy OAD 9/28/2014 (spoilers)

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 21:08
So the big Simpsons / Family Guy crossover aired and I enjoyed it. Lots of jokes about Family Guy ripping off of The Simpsons (my favorite was the two James Woods characters), jokes about The Simpsons being stale, cameos from other Fox shows (and beyond) and some really disturbing scenes.

The whole thing played out at times like a Family Guy episode, just with Simpsons characters, which is a good thing. Were there things that were predictable, sure, cliche even, but it was a fun one-time ride.