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NCIS: New Orleans -- Musician Heal Thyself 9/23/2014

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:56
So am I the only one who checked out the 3rd 3rd spinoff of a criminal procedural in the past decade? I'll admit it-- I watched L&O:CI and CSI:NY, so maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment.

In any case-- I came here looking for a thread to see if anyone else found the intro/exit of every segment to be distractingly quantum leap like. NCIS has the black/white last-scene-first deal, NCIS:LA has the multi-photo quick shoot, and now NCIS:NO has the Scott Bakula leap-in effect. I could even believe that the sound effect is the old quantum leap effect sped up 5x.

I have to believe this was fully intentional (Belisarius does NCIS and also did Quantum Leap), but IMO I really hope this was a one-off nudge nudge wink wink Belisarius/Bakula back together again. At the very least, mix it up and not have *every* segment feature Bakula...

Otherwise it's like..

Trapped in yet another tertiary spin-off, Dwight Pride finds himself leaping from segment to segment, repeating plot points right from every CBS procedural that once went worked well, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home..........

Sons of Anarchy "Playing With Monsters" 9/23/2014

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 07:20
There's no way in hell the new sheriff is crooked. That's going to blow up in the club's face.

August Marks threatening Jax. That's going to blow up in his face.

I swear. Juice is too dumb to be on my tv. I hope it blows up in his face.

It makes me chuckle that there are never any witnesses or surveillance cameras around when the club commits mass murder in broad daylight.

Looks like Nero's getting back into the thug life.

Lil' Jax: "Is my daddy a bad guy?"
Me: "Yes!!!!"

TiVo TCDA94000 Stream

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:26
Please advice me from this product... i accept email from amazon.com about this is... http://www.amazon.com/TiVo-TCDA94000.../dp/B008RWHC0E

Need Advice, About TiVo Roamio HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 04:12
I can direct promotion from amazon.com about product Roamio TiVo HD Digital Video Recorder, and Streaming Media Player (TCD846500), before buying I want to know ... Please help first specifications of the customer and admin here ...


Best way to connect three Tivo Minis to Roamio Plus

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:57
I am hoping to get some advice on the best way to connect a Roamio Plus with 3 Tivo Minis. This will all be a gift to my parents. They're specific situation is this:

- Verizon Fios Service (50 up/50 down) with both coax and cat5 run from the ONT.
- Currently, I have the cat5 going into their router (a Linksys EA6900 router, AC wireless, etc). Then I have a short cat5 run from the Linksys to the Verizon router, which has the coax plugged into it to create a moca network for their Verizon STB.
- The Linksys functions as the primary router and the Verizon Actiontec has been reconfigured simply for Moca duties for the Verizon STB.
- All the rooms where the Roamio and minis will go have coax connections but no ethernet.
- They currently have 1 Verizon STB which will be replaced by the Roamio Plus

So obviously I need to use Moca to connect everything. My questions are:

1. I am somewhat concerned about Moca bandwidth and it needing to serve the Roamio and 3 Minis. Will upgrading the Verizon Actiontec router to the Rev I version (they currently have a rev D version) provide any additional bandwidth? I know the rev I has gigabit ports but will those even be utilized with this current setup? Or will their current Actiontec Rev D router be more than enough to handle the Roamio and 3 minis?

2. Alternatively, I was thinking remove the Actiontec, connect the coax to the Roamio, connect the Roamio's ethernet to a wireless AC bridge, and let the Roamio create it's own Moca network for the 3 minis. Would this work and would there by any advantages or drawbacks to it over the scenario described in #1 above? Would the Moca network created by the Roamio be more robust/faster for handling cable tv vs the Moca network created by the Verizon Actiontec router? I am thinking the only drawback here would be the use of a wireless AC adapter with the Roamio but that would only be a concern if multiple people were streaming Netflix on the Minis for example (right?) as that might put a strain on the internet access that is being mediated by the wireless AC adapter that is connected to the Roamio? Otherwise, if they just stick to watching mainly cable tv on the minis (which are connected over Moca), the wireless AC connection that connects the Roamio to the internet shouldn't be an issue...is that correct?

Thanks for any advice and/or recommendations that you can offer!

Season pass recordings stop mid show

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 02:39
1st time Tivo user/subscriber here. So I hope my problem could get corrected soon.

I set up 2 season pass recordings and both recorded fully on the first day (The Voice and Dancing with the Stars). The next day, they began to record the shows again, only The Voice recorded the first 9 minutes of a 2 hour show and Dancing with the Stars recorded 25 minutes of a 1 hour show. Both started at the same time 8:00pm.

I have the basic Roamio DVR. With TWC M-Card and Tuning Adaptor (the Tuning adaptor was on). I only have 1 TV with cable in my house, so the other tuners were not in use anywhere.

I double checked settings on season pass and they are correct. Not sure why both shows started to record and only 9 minutes of one and 25 minutes of the other were recorded.

Has anyone experience this before? This is very frustrating and if recordings aren't reliable I'll be following up on the 30 day guarantee.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Shadows" (9/23/14) SPOILERS!

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 21:24
Wow, did not realize that was Lucy Lawless until I went to IMDb. It's been awhile since Xena, I guess.

Impressed that they brought in Haley Atwell and Neal McDonough for such small parts. I didn't notice if any other characters from the movies were there. Although, I guess they didn't spend as much time and money on the Agent Carter makeup. I had to look hard to see that it was actually her.

I'm wondering what the Agent Carter series will be like. And about.

Wait, Jemma has left? What the fu? I hope that's only temporary.

When the bad guy started turning into a diamond, I thought they were doing an X-Men cross over. :p

Man, that episode went fast!

Mini/main DVR tuner usage?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
OK, someone please help me to understand how the mini works as far as tuner usage from the main DVR unit. As I've read and understand, the mini takes over one of the tuners from my Roamio, which has six tuners. The leaves five for the main DVR unit's use. So, as I understand it, I could have up to five minis, each with it's own tuner, and still have one tuner left for the main DVR. But I've read that we can have up to eleven minis on a Roamio DVR. How is this possible if it only has six tuners?

What am I missing? I'm certain there is something that I've just misunderstood but I'm really having a hard time making sense of this.

Thanks to anyone that can help me to clear it up.

- Byron

Captioning bad on one channel

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:21
I have a Tivo HD with Cox cable service, CableCard and Tuning Adapter. I am hard of hearing and use Closed Captioning.

I have both CC1 and DTVCC1 selected in the Tivo settings.

On one of the channels, TBS HD, the captioning is always messed up - incomplete text, garbled, colored, blinking, spread across the screen, you name it. The other HD channels, and even TBS SD, are okay as far as captioning is concerned.

I had Cox come out to investigate, and the technician is blaming it on the Tivo.

I'm no expert, but I'm no idiot either. I find his assertion difficult to believe. It seems to me that the encoding of the captions on that channel has something wrong, not the decoding in the Tivo.

What do you all think?

Episode "Duration" isn't shown?

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:24
So I upgraded from a TiVo HD to a Roamio a couple months ago.

I ran into this last week but just remembered to ask about it...

I was adding an SP for "Survivor" and after I searched for the show, found it. While looking at the season premiere details after selecting it from Upcoming, it occurred to me that the season premiere may be more than the usual hour, but I couldn't tell from the info the Roamio showed if that was true or not.

Here's an example screenshot I found on the web for Modern Family. Notice that there's no episode duration shown. I can't find the episode durations anywhere when on this screen, including using the Info button. It says what time it starts, but there's no clue to when it ends...

Playing around, I noticed that it does show the duration of movies. It appears under the title next to the star rating...

I remember for a fact that it always showed the duration of series episodes on my TiVo HD. Example...

What I ended up doing on my Roamio was after I set the SP, I went to the To Do list, found the premiere there. The duration is shown for items in the To Do list.

Long story short, I guess,... am I missing something here?
Seems odd that I have to actually schedule a show (in order to get it on the To Do list) before I can find out how long it's going to be. I guess another alternative is to go to the Guide an d find an episode there but that's kinda cumbersome to do. Never had to do that on the old HD or my Series 2 before that.

Used Tivo w/lifetime

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:16
If I buy a used TIVO with verified lifetime, but not from the original owner, ( so we can't do a transfer)can I just plug and play.
It'll be over the air. I figure I can just rescan and start using.

No burn from tivo desktop

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:42
I can,t burn shows from tivo desktop to dvd. I can watch them on the PC but when I go to move the files to the dvd maker it tells me there is nothing on them what am I missing or doing wrong?

Under the Dome - Season 2 Finale 9/22/14

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:20
So they basically left us with nothing. No answers about the dome, the egg, the visions, or really anything but more questions.

Big Jim goes nuts, as if he wasn't already, and kills both the science teacher and some other lady. And Junior has no problem shooting daddy now, but not good enough so he'll still be just fine.

I was reading that the show hasn't been renewed yet but speculation is it will be since it was the highest rated summer scripted show on the network and it's making the studio about $2mil per episode factoring in the deals they have with Amazon and such.

Season passes can't be removed

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:17
I have three season passes that can't be removed by any means I've tried. I've tried selecting them and hitting Clear but then I select Yes, delete this season pass they just don't go away. I even tried deleting them on TiVo.com but that didn't work either. Thoughts?

The Big Bang Theory [09/22/2014] "The Junior Professor Solution"

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:54
There were two episodes on one night but they were unrelated so I made two separate threads.

My favorite quote:
Sheldon: Wow, pouting and running away actually worked. I must say that may not be a lesson you want to reinforce with me.

The Big Bang Theory [09/22/2014] “The Locomotion Interruption”

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:51
Glad to have the gang back!

OK. Let's hear it about Penny's new hairstyle. I like it. What do you think?

Boston area Castle Premiere - Monday 9/29/14

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:47
Premiere of Castle getting moved from 805 to 292 due to Patriots/MNF.

Check your SPs to make sure you record the premiere Monday evening.

Failed to record Bears vs Jets

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:31
I tried the new feature they recently launched where you pick your football team by name and your TiVo will find and record the games. It worked for the first two games of the season, but did not work on last nights game.

I checked the season pass entry and it indicated there were no upcoming episodes. This is incorrect. The game was available to me on my local channel 11. I subscribe to basic cable. This package does not include ESPN.

Did this happen to anyone else?

HELP! Am in need of TWO Premiere Images.. TCD748000 & TCD746320

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:29
Hi.. I am in need of two images..please. I am replacing the hard drives and power supplies in both units.

1. TCD748000 TiVo Premiere XL Series4 HD DVR
2. TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR

Also, is there a preferred size/brand HD to purchase?

Any help would be much obliged:)

2014-2015 TV Season

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:59
My week is looking pretty busy... and I'm not completely sure I've identified all the new shows I'm interesting in checking out.