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Welcome to Sweden - series thread

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:09
Anyone watching this? Yeah it's kind of dumb, but I like fish out of water stories and it's made me laugh. That's all I ask of a sitcom.

One thing I'm surprised....no visits to Ikea yet? :)

Big Brother 7/27/2014

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:51
Another kind of meh episode. I liked Zach for awhile, but he's really getting annoying. I was thrilled that Christina said no for his plan to go up on the block and throw the DoD competition. It's about time someone was smart about that. If I'm playing there is NO way I'm A) voluntarily going on the block and B) throwing a competition. She's right, too many pawns over the years have gone home.

Caleb's date with Amber was kind of funny. And I don't think he's gotten the hint YET she's not interested.

True Blood S07E06 "Karma" 7/27/2014 **Spoilers**

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:33
So, Newman is the cure and she is going to heal everyone?

kmmtg /handbrake intermediate/work files

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:00
Please excuse me if this has been asked and answered. I couldn't find it if it has.

Now that I've got these pieces of software going (thanks moyekj) ... What I'm finding is that there are at least 2 output files for every input file. There is in most cases, a .ts file , and then the mpg or mp4 file.

The TS file is playable, but much larger and the fast forward does not work.

Is there any need to keep the work files?

Thanks in advance,

BTW, This is one of the most helpful forums I've ever been on.



3tb Tivo Roamio - Internal vs External

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:50
Ok... so heres my story...
I have a tivo Roamio i bought about a year ago, opened the box, and threw in a brand new 3tb drive.. all was great in the world!!
two weekends ago, had a weird electrical problem in my house, that took out my tv, and TV box... (no power) No big deal, tv was repair under warrenty, and Tivo charged me 50 bucks for a new(referb) box.. No big deal, i opened the refurb box, and popped in my 3tb drive, hoping i wouldnt lose all my shows...
I boot it up, wonderus day, theres all my recordings.. it did move EVERYTHING from deleted back into active
no biggy.. however, i was getting I THINK it was a c133 unknown error, and could not get the Box to activitate my tivo service... It stated on the tivo central screen (we will fix this, you may watch live tv and recorded shows)
Tivo no knowing i change my HD sent me another box thinking it was a problem with the box... last night i sat down to watch one of my shows, it came up with this weird, the user has placed this show to delete in dec 2017, which means its lifespan is 12353232 mins away.. therefor cannot be played...
and NON of my shows were watchable...
So NOW i have my Original 1tb drive in my tivo, and it booted up just fine, and is activated...
So my delema is..
I have my 3tb drive.. is there ANY way to get the shows off of there..
and going forward, should i try and get the 3tb external, this way IF my box craps out again, i can just plug the external into the new box, remember the cable card is the same, that got moved from the old bad box to the new one...
Sorry for the long winded story, just very sad to have lost all my shows :(
any help would be awesome!! thanks so much everyone

The Last Ship "Lockdown" (7/27/14) SPOILERS!

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:23
Well, I expect we'll see more episodes like this one as the season rolls on. More internal drama and conflict as opposed to the action/adventure bent of "El Toro."

It seems that Quincy has pissed off the Commander and lost his ice cream privileges.

I know it was corny but I did like the bit at the end with the crew members re-enlisting. It reminded me a little of that great scene in The Alamo (1960), when most of the men are ready to ride out in retreat and Col. Travis salutes their bravery and honor. Of course, they all have a change of heart, dismount and stand behind him to face their fate together.

Check Please (Chicago show)

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:22
Anyone here from Chicago and record this show on PBS? It's a local restaurant rating show.

Anyway, this season it seems that it's not recording and I don't know why. Every once in awhile it'll record an episode that was aired awhile ago in the 13th (current) season, but not weekly at all. I don't know why - I have it set for new only.

The Sixties on CNN

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:18
Anyone watching? I had no idea the series was even on until I stumbled across it last night.

More info and ep list on the right side of http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/the-sixties. I'm not interested in all the subjects but am almost done w/The Space Race ep.

There are some older eps that I'm interested in and hope they'll be rerun.

I wasn't born yet during those times but have always been somewhat interested in that time period.

Netflix cast to roamio

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:27
A few months ago I was able to hit the googlecsst button on the Netflix app on my phone and launch it on the tivo, but I haven't seen my TiVo roamio as an available device. I did purchase a Chromecast for another Tv. I doubt that would affect the Netflix app from casting to my TiVo.

Any one run into the same issue and was able to resolve it?

iPad app shuts my tv off when i launch it

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:55
I've got a really strange problem and am looking for any ideas. Whenever I launch the TiVo iPad app, my Vizio TV shuts off. I imagine it must be some sort of issue with an HDMI protocol of some sort but I'm at a loss as to how to fix it. My Roamio is connected to a denon av receiver which then connects to the TV - all via HDMI cables. Any suggestions on how to diagnose and correct this would be much appreciated.

I am considering a TiVo Roamio Plus and 6 TiVo Mini boxes and 7 Roku 3 boxes.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:48
I am currently using Verizon FiOS and have the Quantum TV Premium package. I have 2 VMS1100 DVR boxes and 5 IPC1100 client boxes. I currently pay $85.00 per month.

I was originally considering getting 2 Roamio Plus boxes and 5 TiVo Mini boxes, with lifetime subscriptions, along with 7 Roku 3 boxes for VOD. I think that this option is too expensive up front. I recently learned that you can connect up to 8 Tivo Mini boxes to a single Roamio Plus box with dynamic tuner allocation. This system is different from Verizon's, since Verizon requires 1 VMS1100 box for every 4 IPC1100 client boxes. We don't use all all 7 TVs (actually 8, but 2 are hooked up to a single box) at the same time, so this could probably work for us.

Could you watch 6 different live shows on 6 TiVo Mini boxes, while not watching anything on the Roamio Plus box, or does the Roamio Plus box always keep 1 or 2 tuners for itself, at all times? The Verizon VMS1100 always keeps 2 tuners for itself. Can you watch the same live show on the Roamio Plus box and the 6 TiVo Mini boxes at the same time? Could you stream recorded content to all 6 TiVo Mini boxes while watching something live on the Roamio Plus box? Can every single box watch the same recording at the same time? Is there any lag on the TiVo Mini boxes?

Thanks a lot for your time.

What is DT? is it HD?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:18
I am setting up my favorite channels and i notice, for instance CBS is listed WCBSDT. Why is it not WCBSHD?
All my Network channels are DT.. With stations like USA, TNT, FX are HD?

Now i know all HD tv is DT, but not all DT is HD... But why is there a difference in the call letters (DT/HD?

Am i loosing quality with the DT channels?

Roamio Pro V-58 Error

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:05
Received my new Roamio Pro Last Week, Previously had a Premier and a Elite online, my intent was to replace the TWC DVR for the kids TV. Installation went fine as well as the Cable card pairing. All seemed well until the next morning when I started to notice some of my scheduled recordings being cut short with no signal on the channel. After some tinkering I notice that many channels when selected would appear to tune for a moment then I would get a blank screen with a Tivo Generate V-58 (Unauthorized Channel contact your cable provider message", I checked the other Tivo and the TWC box and they both tuned and received the troubled channels without incident.

I initially contacted the generic TWC support and the women who answered convinced me within 10 seconds that she would be useless in resolving the problem, I then called the cable card support number and the fellow I spoke with (Matt) was more than helpful and clearly had a functional knowledge of the equipment. We went through many tests to check signal levels etc, swapped out the tuning adaptor and tried a different cable card, all resulting in what appeared to be good functionality followed with a few hours by a repeat of the same V-58 failure.

Reaching full aggrevation level I put it to bed for the night, when I looked at it again the next day all seems to work correctly and cannot get it to repeat the error.

I'm wondering if others have experienced the same and could this simply be a case of one or all of the following (Tivo,Tuning Adaptor, Cable Card) needing some time to settle or acquire some additional data relating to the channel lineup ?.

Additionally thinking that perhaps the cable card wasn't really capable of handling the six streams I disabled tuners 5 & 6, after some further searching I'm pretty sure the card is capable but haven't yet re-enabled the additional two tuners..

At the moment TWC is scheduled to come out on Thursday but I'm skeptical of their thought that this is a signal level issue..

Thanks for any guidance, or past experience..

The Griffins will meet The Simpsons

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:37
On Sept. 28 the Family Guy characters will wander off to Springfield and meet the Simpsons. Even Bob of Bob's Burgers will make a cameo. I just watched a five minute clip courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Here's a link

Phineas and Ferb STAR WARS 7/26/2014 Spoilers

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:17
Anyone watch this? It was FANTASTIC! So many great moments.

2 Tivo HDs lifetime ($199 and $269) + shipping

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 13:01
2 Tivo HDs with Lifetime for sale on ebay.

Tivo #1 (upgraded to 157 HD hours) $269 + $25 shipping

Tivo HD #1

Tivo #2 (stock) $199 + $25 shipping

Tivo HD #2

MOCA or Ethernet

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 10:14
Hi All

I just ordered my Roamio Plus and 3 Mini's. While waiting for them to arrive I thought I'd get a few answers if possible. I did read other posts about this subject.

I have coax and ethernet in each of the rooms already.

I have not decided which room to put the main unit in as of yet. Right now I have Directv and the main unit is in the bedroom at the far end of the house along with the Router/Modem.

The other end of the house is where the Directv (and where the cable) used to come into the house to the splitter which then branches out to the DTV genie subunits.

My network is all Cat 6a at the minimum. I have 3 NAS' on the network, AV receiver, 2 apple TV's, 1 Amazon fireTV, 4 media players, 4 computers, 4 laser printers, 2 color printers, an all in one printer/copier/fax machine, 6 iPads all on my network, ooma telephone. Doing a lanscan shows I have 34 different devices currently connected to the network either wirelessly or wired. Each room has a GB switch in it that feeds back to the main switch in the bedroom.

I am frequently transferring files back and forth between NAS' as well as the computer to the NAS' at all hours of the day. Each computer is backed up throughout the day. I also stream full BR.ISO's, etc from one of the NAS to the home theater room.

I am just wondering if I should be going MoCA or Ethernet? My major concern is that if a bunch of things are going at once on my network could I potentially have some streaming issues between the Roamio and the Mini's or even steaming issues with large files to from the NAS to the HTPC.

Roamio Basic fan noise and suggestions

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 08:08
I know there is an existing thread on this:
but I wanted to bring it up again just to make sure I don't have a defective unit. I purchased my Roamio basic from Amazon and got it up and running this past week. Ever since I plugged it in, I could hear this sort of high pitched noise/whine coming from the unit. My search for this issue didn't find much, and in the other thread referencing the noise, some people said they heard a noise, some said they didn't, so it didn't seem convincing that many people heard the same noise. I called TiVo support and they said the noise was the fan, which I suspected. They said if it gets louder or annoying, I can send it in and they can replace the fan. However, I'm within my 30 day return window with Amazon so it might be quicker to do a replacement and see if the new one makes the same noise but I don't want to do that if this is normal. I've attached a recording from my phone taken right by the unit. I had to boost the volume so the background noise is loud, but if you listen to the higher pitched noise, that is what I'm referring to.
The Motorola DVR I had from Cox made noise, but it was just a blowing air type noise and it was very quiet. This noise can be heard throughout my living room and I can even hear it now while I'm watching TV if the volume isn't too loud. It's starting to get annoying, and my entertainment center doesn't have a cabinet wide enough for me to stick it in to see if I can eliminate the noise. Can anyone with a basic let me know if they hear this same type of noise?
Also, I noticed with the TiVo suggestions that it was only recording SD versions of programs. I read a thread that said to remove the SD versions of channels I have in HD, which I did (and as a plus, it made my guide cleaner). However, it's still only recording shows on the SD channels I have left in the lineup. I was hoping to use the suggestions since I used to use TiVo a while back before I went HD and rented the DVR from Cox, but it's now useless if it won't record any HD. Is there any way to get it to record on HD channels?
Attached Files Roamio Basic Noise.zip (72.9 KB)


Sun, 07/27/2014 - 06:41
Saw this might be good deal for someone looking for DT. http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Series-...item3a9487444c

Considering buying used Series 3, worried about it failing

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:07

I am currently going through the process of "cutting the cord" and just got an outdoor antenna mounted on my roof. I'm now in the process of trying to get a DVR that will work with my OTA channels. A used TiVo with lifetime service seems like the best option.

I was considering getting a TiVo premier but apparently it doesn't work too well with OTA channels, that leads me to the series 3. I've been reading up on the capacitor issues and such and I'm worried I'll be buying a product that will fail in a couple months. I have never used a sodering iron and I'm not sure I would be comfotable paying $200-300 for something I would have to be constantly fixing.

The series 3 is an older product but is it still reliable enough to use for at least the next 2-3 years?

Thanks for reading!