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Halt and Catch Fire recorded last might episode three times

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:59
I have a season pass for Halt and Catch Fire, set up for new shows only. Last nights episode recorded three times, at 10 PM, 11 PM and 2 AM this morning. WTF! I thought Tivo wouldn't record a second showing if you have it on your DVR, or recorded it within the last 28 days. Any ideas why this happened.

Mini hangs trying to play a folder of shows with more than a few

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 15:50
Currently on the latest Summer update, if I try to play a folder of shows from a Mini off of the TiVo Roamio or Premiere and there are more than a few shows in the folder, the mini will hang indefinitely requiring a reboot of the mini.

Is anyone else seeing this behavior? This is definitely new since the latest update, before sometimes a folder would not play with a large amount of shows, but it would just fail and then retrying would successfully play the folder. Now it is a really bad state and my kids keep locking up the mini.

Connected using MoCa currently, although never have problems and I have the POE filter and everything else working smoothly.

WTB: Series 2 with Lifetime

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:48
I am looking for 2 working Series 2 units with Lifetime Plus.

I would prefer TCD 240X or higher.

Please mention any accessories and upgraded drives.

24: Live Another Day - 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM - season finale - July 14 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:24
no thread for last week's episode, so just wanted to make sure this week had one

pretty excited

Is it me or has Pawn Stars really changed to be way too scripted?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:17
Started watching Pawn Stars in late 2012, my family and I really liked it and set up a season pass watching all the old episodes from 2009, 10, 11...we are pretty much caught up and watch the new episodes....but now it seems like the new episodes are getting ridiculously obvious that they are heavily scripted. Even my youngest son at 11 years old said something about all of it being scripted.

I don't recall it being that obvious in earlier seasons...sure some stuff has to be to make it interesting, but I even wonder if some of the "sales" are fully scripted and not someone that came in off of the street with an interesting thing to sell.

I notice that many of the "buddies" that Rick has that are "experts" in something end up with their own show....seems like it is becoming a way to introduce new characters to launch new spin off shows.

The whole Chumlee stuff, and other interactions with the staff seem much more obviously scripted verses recording live, or taking something that really happened and re-creating it for the camera.

Pause Buffer

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:16
I have a Roamio Plus. Is there a way to increase the pause buffer from 30 minutes to something like 2 hours? 30 minutes seems extremely low for a device that can record up to 300 hours of HD content. It seems a simple option in settings would resolve this. i.e. stating times (30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, etc) or percent of available space (10% of free space, 20%, 30%, etc).

Questions about setting up service with Comcast Cable

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:43
Apologies if this is the wrong forum to post this in...

We're buying a house and setting up our cable service and I am trying to make sure that we get everything set up to work with the Tivos correctly. We have two Series 2 units.

Question 1: Is there anything I need to know about setting up Comcast with my Tivos?

Question 2: Some of their packages include a "high-def box". Will I need any special equipment to make this work with our Tivos?

Question 3: One of the packages that Comcast has offered me includes their HD DVR, which I don't think we need, but it is somewhat attractive as it includes all the premium channels... The sales rep I spoke to said it would still work with our Tivo as it would function just like a high-def box. Is this true? Is there any issue I need to be aware of?

Thanks for any help guys!

Partial recording reason

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 10:41
Is there anyway to find out why a show only partially recorded? I can't seem to find anything, and wish the Roamio would give a reason.

The Last Ship S01E04 We'll Get There

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:22
Okay, so I have no idea whether you can tow a ship that large with the parachutes they deployed, but I rather doubt it would have made a significant difference.

I also don't think it would have turned the propellers and spun up the alternators to produce significant power.

I don't understand why they had no generator capability whatsoever to power a little refrigerator for the samples. Not even a portable.

Letting the samples actually sink to and rest on the ocean floor sounded enormously risky.

What is the crew capacity of a destroyer? 3000 gallons of water, properly rationed, sounded to me like it would have been enough to last the number of people that I see in the show.

Big Brother 7/13/2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:13
I have mixed feelings about the plan to back door Devin. On the one hand, I can't stand him. On the other hand, he introduces a lot of drama and controversy in the game, and is therefore has massive entertainment value.

But in the end, I think he needs to leave... He just is not playing smart.

It was funny to watch Donny play innocent with Nicole. "Did you tell me not to tell anyone?"

Watching Caleb flirt with Amber, and sell her on his hero sacrifice was a little painful for me to watch ;-)

I love that Team America is going to start the rumor about Zach being Amanda' cousin. The edited videos comparing the two of them was priceless!

Good season so far.

When is Ray Donovan coming back?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:13
Anyone know the date?

Other shows....Masters of Sex...July 15th? is that right?

Bring joyful moments on Mother’s Day with gifts and flowers

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:49
.Mother’s Day is a special day not only for mothers throughout the world but even their offspring since it provides them with the opportunity to express their love for the special lady in their lives. Every kid wants to make it a day to remember for the woman who gave birth to them and raised them with so much love and care. It is all for a worthy and memorable occasion. Make your mother feel special on this day every year. Send Mother's Day Flowers to Malaysia and show your warm love and affection.

New Roamio Plus, 2 random reboots already

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 00:00
The new Roamio Plus is my 5th Tivo unit and it's my first to randomly reboot. Reboot #1 occurred while I was copying season pass info from an HD to the Roamio. Reboot #2 occurred when my wife randomly pressed the Guide button on the remote.

Given these random reboots and the inability to cleanly[*] copy Season Pass data from an activated, online HD to the new Roamio (via tivo.com), I'm not particularly happy.

I've read quite a few forums regarding the Roamio reboots and a lot of folks had issues with cable cards. The cable card I'm using is 5 years old, so I guess I'll drive down to a Comcast store and swap my Motorola M-Card for something that's hopefully newer. I called Comcast and the tech support rep told me that she could not push a firmware upgrade to my M-Card and would not guarantee that anything I picked up @ the Comcast store would be any better/newer.


[*] Corrupt - Delete Me <== that's some bitching QA, right there

Leftovers 7/14/2014 "Two Boats and a Helicopter"

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:12
Okay I missed it - why was this episode titled "Two Boats and a Helicopter"?

Falling Skies - Season 4 thread (Spoilers)

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 22:42
Since episode threads for this season have developed very little traction (no thread was even started for last week's episode, and the previous week had very few posts), I'll go ahead and start a season 4 thread.

I said earlier on that the show had earned enough goodwill in my mind to give it some latitude. I think the show has more than used up that latitude. I am still watching, but this does not feel like the same show at all. They've totally changed the Volm (Cochise aside), the Espheni... pretty much everything. It feels like an almost totally different show that happens to have some of the same characters.

I think the final straw for me was tonight's (7/13) episode. Things I have particularly disliked:
- Pope's character has been noticeably changed. Previously, Pope would only have been a team player when the team's goals happened to intersect with his, or when he was otherwise coerced to chip in. Being self-serving enough to put himself at risk last week (to climb over the electric fence) and this week (to strike out to get the much needed fuel) seems way out of character for him.
- Transforming, then killing off, Jeannie.
- The portrayal of the Espheni seems totally off. They have never been "scheming" like they are now, but instead depended more on military power. The whole weird communication method at the end of tonight's episode seemed particularly off, and the sudden introduction of a Hitler Youth like reeducation camp seemed way out of left field for them.
- The whole Lexi part of the storyline.
- Basically disappearing the Volm with the exception of Cochise and his small team, nearly completely dropping what seemed like a promising plot line started at the end of last season.

I'm continuing to watch, if only because there's not much else on Sunday nights... but it's really not a particularly good series anymore. Whomever they have either writing scripts or running the show now needs to go, and they need to bring back the previous people.

True Blood - "Death is Not the End" - 7/13/14

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 21:42
Hope we get a flashback with Russell Edgington. I miss him. :)
Eric and Pam are my favorites. "Humans do love their porn."
I enjoyed seeing the transformation of Ginger and Fangtasia.

So, are all the hep-v vamps done? I'm looking forward to seeing how they go after Sarah...

The White Queen

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 18:11
Saw this as one of the Emmy noms for best mini-series and thought I'd check it out. I don't know how historically accurate it may be but it's a lot of fun if you like this sort of thing. It's a hoot watching all these rich, privileged folk, who have everything and more than anyone deserves, spending their entire lives scheming and plotting and betraying each other and basically making themselves miserable.

Most enjoyable, highly recommended.

POE filter placement question

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 16:21
I use MOCA on my Roamio and two mini's.

Been having intermittent internet issues where my internet cable modem resets and stays down for hours on end.
But a thought just occurred to me regarding my current placement of my POE filters.
I have a POE filter where cable comes into my home. I have a POE filter where the cable comes into my tuning adapter.
I have two modems, a Motorola SB6141 which has POE built in it. This modem is used for my internet connection/service.
I have TW's Cisco Modem for my phone service but I don't have a POE filter in front of that modem. I didn't think I needed on there since my Motorola has POE built in and my TW modem is just used for my phone connection.

Am I wrong in this thinking? Should I have a POE filter in front of the TW modem too, even though all it's supplying is my phone service???

TiVo changes planned recording from HD to SD

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 14:24
Three times during the World Cup I've programmed matches to record on the HD channel, only to find that the TiVo switched the recording to the SD channel. I know I did not set them to record on the HD channel - I programmed them in bulk by just jumping from day to day on the same channel in the guide. So, what's going on here? How can I stop this from happening?

New Setup with Roamio Plus and Mini

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:56
Hi all:

I've read and read and read other threads on this issue, and still feel very dense. So I'm throwing myself on your collective mercy and knowledge.

We are getting both internet and TV via Comcast, with the location in the Living Room. Our Apple router is also in the Living Room.

We bought a Roamio Plus and a Mini. We got the Roamio installed with Comcast yesterday, and it does work (which was another story entirely). We have not yet installed the Mini.

Comcast installed a dual splitter on the cable line yesterday, so one side goes to the Internet service, and one side goes to the Roamio. We currently do not have coaxial cable carrying a TV signal in the bedroom.

1) Do we need a MoCa adapter on either side of the equation? Tivo.com is unclear on this. (My understanding is that the Plus already contains one, but do we need one on the Mini side as well?)

2) If we don't need the MoCa adapter, do we need to split the cable signal *3* times, instead of the current 2 - one for Internet, one for Roamio, and one for Mini?