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gif attachments

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 01:01
When I post a screen grab as an attachment, it comes in gif or png (because its graphics). But when Uploading it, it gets converted by the server script to .jpg. The result can look very fuzzy or bad.

Can this be reconfigured so gif's remain gif's? The usual explanation, that that feature does not exist, should not apply, since JPEG conversion, would be the extra future. Just need it to stop modifying all image types.

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out at 'The View'

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:50
Quote: Sherri Shepherd will no longer be part of The View -- and Jenny McCarthy is leaving as well.

"It's been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and (executive producer) Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity," Shepherd said in a statement to The Wrap. "I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/t...view/11437147/

Scanning for Channels (OTA)

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:26
Whenever I scan for channels OTA I never get any more channels after about 50% but the 2nd 50% of the scan takes about 30-45 minutes to do.

If I hit "CLEAR to cancel" does that cancel the channels already scanned to that point or does it just cancel finding any channels in addition to those already found by the current scanning process?

I don't want to hit cancel and lose my currently new scanned channels I just want to stop wasting 45 minutes on not finding new channels.

Does anyone have any gems of wisdom regarding this action?

Taxi Brooklyn

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 21:26
OK, I admit I only watched around 2/3 of it last night.. (I will watch the rest.)

But it seems very strange to make a TV version of a 10 year old movie that most people *think* of as a big flop (but looking it up on imdb, I found a story about flops from 10 years ago, and it said it actually did halfways decent).. and they reversed the genders of the characters.

The actress who plays the main character, Chyler Leigh, is the main reason to watch the show. (She totally reminds me of Molly Ringwald, but when I really compare them, they don't look THAT much alike.) Looking through Chyler's previous roles, the only one I remember her from was "That 80s show", and even that took some old memory paging in!

html Remote

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 19:05
I have a few devices that can't run a Tivo remote, so I made a basic remote that runs from a cgi web server, and hopefully controllable by the average web browser.

I know ABCD keys should be added, though I'm unfamiliar with the new 'BACK' key. If someone tells me it's useful, I'll switch to that layout at the same time.

The codebase is really small and simple so anyone should be able to customize.

Requires:
Perl
webserver w/CGI
Tested on OS X and BSD

TODO:
Move to stand alone web server
Add ABCD keys
Multi Tivo Support
Closed Captioning
Keyboard
Attached Images Remote Screenshot.jpg (40.3 KB) Attached Files htmlRemote.zip (71.6 KB)

Host ID not changing??

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:52
Technicians out again today. Now they think the reason my TIVO is not working is because the HOST ID is not changing?? They said when they insert new cards in the TIVO that the host ID is supposed to change each time. However, it remains the same. They said they could put a million cards in there but if the host id is not changing then it will never work??? However, when another technician (a week ago) noticed the number was not changing the pairing person on the phone told him that it was not supposed to change. It would remain the same. Have any of you heard of that? Is that number supposed to change? I'm beginning to think they will never figure out what is going on. They will not listen to me when I mention the conditional access menu and how the values must look. Anyway, I need to know if there is a possibility that they are on to something. Or if we will end up looking for another solution.......

ETA: My problem now is that I only have some of my channels. I'm missing a whole tier. I had all the channels for one night. Then the next morning a ton of channels were missing. The values have never added up. They are Con: YES, VAL: ? Auth: and FWK (something like that) a

Tivo, Cable Cards, HD receivers and FCC law - help

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:37
I seem to remember reading somewhere that there is a FCC law which states that if a cable company makes certain channels available via cable cards, then it also has to make the same channels available via a receiver, for example.

If that's true, here's where I need clarification if someone knows more (or is better at searching) than I. Let's look at my cable company, Cox, for a second:

Cox has made SOME of their HD channels only available to devices capable of receiving at higher frequencies. Tivo Premieres and Roamios with cable cards CAN receive these channels.
Certain Cisco HD set-top receivers ALSO receive the higher frequency HD channels, whereas older, Motorola HD set-top boxes do not, as they max out around 856mhz.

Cox CSR's would tell you they CANNOT rent you a specific HD receiver capable of receiving the same channels you pay for and receive with your Tivo's cable cards, but instead HAVE to rent a WHOLE-HOME DVR system from them to receive those few, higher-frequency HD channels.

Something tells me the FCC would say this is bunk, for lack of a better word, and would instruct Cox (or any company) to make available equipment capable of receiving ALL the channels offered by said cable company (aka being able to rent a SINGLE, HD receiver).

True or false? If true, any idea what the name of the law is?

thanks - I'd really like to not have to sell all three Tivo's and suffer their whole-home system over a single drop location.

Downloading from Roamio to iPad fails

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:25
Greetings,

I recently replaced my Premiere XL4 with a Roamio Pro. I wanted to copy a bunch of recorded shows from the Roamio onto my iPad Mini Retina, and the behavior has been very flaky. Here's what I've seen.

I was at home, on my local Wi-Fi network with the iPad. The TiVo is connected to gigabit Ethernet. My router/WAP is the latest-generation Apple AirPort Extreme. AirPort and iPad are fully updated.

I chose about 10 shows to copy over. I chose "Best" quality for all of these. (Aside: why do I have to make this choice every time? I never want medium.)

The estimate was that it would take roughly 30 minutes for the first show to download, so I left the iPad awake and plugged in to power when I went to sleep.

When I got up the next morning, it had not downloaded a single show! There was a message saying that the TiVo (not the iPad) had lost connection to the Internet. Who cares about the Internet? This was a copy over the LAN. It had made progress on one show, but had apparently bailed due to the connection problem.

I quit the iPad app (dragged it out of the app switching view to force a true restart), then resumed the downloads. I left for work. Again, the iPad was plugged in to power and awake.

Got home, and a couple of shows had downloaded, but it had failed again. Two shows were marked as having failed, and I guess at that point it gave up, and the iPad went to sleep.

Upon waking the app up again, I noticed that the remote control icon at the top of the screen was greyed out, the way it would be if you were outside of your house and therefore unable to control the TiVo's on-screen display. I force-quit and relaunched the app, and this time the remote showed up as active again.

I resumed the downloads once again.

Some time later, I came back to find the iPad asleep again. All but two of the downloads had finished, but it was again showing the crossed-out remote as though it thought it was not at my house.

So, I did the force-quit dance again, and the remaining shows downloaded.

This is a really crappy experience. With my Premiere and the separate Stream box, I did similar downloads to the iPad on several occasions, and it was always reliable. I searched the forums and found a few reports of problems with the Roamio in this regard, but they seem isolated.

Have others had this problem? Were you able to find a solution? Why does the iPad app keep thinking that it is not on my LAN, and disabling the controls? The iPad was only about 15 feet from the access point with strong signal, etc...

Thanks!

Tyrant Season 1 Thread!!!

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:42
Watched this last night. looks interesting. Was a good setup for rest of the season. Some parts over the top and absurd but enjoyed the first episode.

True network connection speeds

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 12:25
Trying to get the specifications of the negotiated speeds of the Roamio (basic) and mini. I've seen that the mini has only a 10/100 (i.e. fast Ethernet) connection. I've not seen anything on the Roamio.

I have CAT6 and CAT5E cabling and connections, and I have networking tools to actually test data rates to certify the lines. I presently don't have enough Gigabit ports to connect everything on gigabit, but am considering a 24-port gigabit switch. Every room is hard wired with several drops where needed. My main stereo cabinet is the only exception, where I have a single drop and use a switch to connect my Denon receiver, my TiVo Roamio, my Dish Network receiver (soon to go away), and my PS3. More ports (i.e. 24-port switch upgrade), and I'll run a few more drops behind the cabinet.

BASICALLY...does the Roamio Ethernet jack support gigabit?

If the answer is no, then my gigabit is basically just better at sharing bandwidth, but not worth doing further upgrades.

Accessing videos on another device-ReadyNAS?

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 10:17
So I've got a lot of videos, etc stored on a ReadyNAS. I can view/watch/stream/whatever just fine with my Tivo Premier XL units

But the Tivo Mini apparently doesn't support this?

Is there any other option to get to watch these on a mini or am I stuck having to only use the one DVR (or transfer to the DVR and then to the mini)?

Does the mini support DLNA or whatever?

TiVo Premiere 4 blocked at 80% of HDD

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 07:42
A month ago my Premiere 4 (500GB hdd) stopped keeping recordings for more than 24 hrs. beyond approx. 80% of hdd capacity. Free Disk Space indicates 130 SD hrs. remaining. I've eliminated all but one HD Season Pass--for an actor. No automatically deleted program appears in Recently Deleted--which is blank. Just over 2 mos. ago the hdd was to 94%--w/o any other issue other than being effectively full. TiVo Support has told me a software patch is forthcoming--no time given.

Young & Hungry [06/25/2014] - Pilot

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 06:18
"Young & Hungry" premiered last night on ABC Family network. It caught my eye since it is somewhat food/chef related. IMDb describes it as "A well-off young tech entrepreneur hires a feisty young blogger to be his personal chef".

I thought it had the usual pilot episode problems of everyone trying just a little too hard but I think it has good potential once the actors settle down. I set a season pass for now. If anyone is interested the pilot will be repeated multiple times this week.

RF remoted does not react to key presses

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:39
I just a Tivo Rroamio last week I had set it up my bedroom for the time being. I set it up to be used with rf control. I moved it to my living today it final resting place. Tonight I go and start watching some recorded programs. The remote keys does not respond all the time when pressed. What could be the problem? Can the rf frequency be changed?

MoCA connection - please help, about to cancel Tivo...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:28
I've been a Tivo subscriber for about 10yrs. I've had an absolute nightmare of a time over the past week and I'm on the verge of cancelling Tivo tomorrow and switching over to Verizon FIOS DVR's with multi room streaming.


Some background:

My series 2 DVR started acting up, so we got a 4-tuner Roamio directly from Tivo. At the same time we also purchased a Tivo mini to take advantage of the Roamio's 4 tuners and stream recordings/tv to our bedroom TV which was previously on a FIOS set top box.


We received the Roamio and Mini from Tivo last week. I swapped the Series 2 for the Roamio and no issues there. It is working, connected to the internet (via ethernet), etc.

The Mini, however, we cannot get working. When trying to establish the MoCA connection via guided setup we receive error (C33) "The Tivo box could not connect to the MoCA network". I have no idea if this means the Mini or the Roamio.


I've done (3) online chats with Tivo Support, (2) phone calls with Tivo Support and even a phone call with Verizon. At this point I've spent close to 20 excruciating hours trying to resolve my issue. I've been told by Tivo Support that I needed to purchase a MoCA Adapter (unclear why as FIOS is MoCA enabled) which I've done so. Since then I've been told I need to connect the adapter to the Mini (not sure why- MoCA supported natively), been told I need to connect it to my router to create a MoCA loop (again, unclear why) and also told to connect it before or after my cable splitter.


I've created the following diagram to illustrate the setup in my home. Can someone PLEASE help?

- I have Verizon FIOS fiber to the home
- All Verizon equipment is in my basement (ONT)
- From Verizon ONT, I have a single COAX (MoCA) cable to 3 way splitter
- From splitter I have a coax cable to my router and then 2 coax connections to each TV (Roamio in one room and Mini in another)
- From my router to my Roamio I have an ethernet cable connection for internet access
- I do not have ethernet available in the room with the Mini

Do I need a MoCA adapter? If so, where? If not, what is my issue?


Diagram:

TWC Wilmington NC

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:25
Hello,

Does TWC here in Wilmington, NC have cable cards that support 6 tuners? Online chat said they only support 4 tuners.

thx!

Big Brother Season Premier

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:51
Looks to be a great season and I am only half way through day one.

Dan rocks.

Girls alliance?

Twists and awesome.

"What does El Quatro mean"? Lol

TiVo Promo Codes

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:05
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support on here. I appreciate that this forum is not intended for commercial gain, but I hope the codes have saved some of you a good amount.

While eBay has been a great way to offer the codes, it has meant I have had little control over detail - some of you have often asked what a "TiVo Buying Service" is and how it works to name just one example.

As a result I have put together a separate website where codes can be ordered directly

http://spherular.com

I have done very little testing so expect some bugs, but assuming I continue to have your support, I'll work on improving it over the coming weeks. Right now you can initiate everything on line and I will manually fulfill each order.

In an effort to give something back I've created a TiVo Community Forum Code that entitles anyone from this site to $10 off any price listed.

The code is COMMUNITY (it is case sensitive)

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch

spherular <at> gmail <dot> com

TiVo Promo Codes

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:05
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support on here. I appreciate that this forum is not intended for commercial gain, but I hope the codes have saved some of you a good amount.

While eBay has been a great way to offer the codes, it has meant I have had little control over detail - some of you have often asked what a "TiVo Buying Service" is and how it works to name just one example.

As a result I have put together a separate website where codes can be ordered directly

http://spherular.com

I have done very little testing so expect some bugs, but assuming I continue to have your support, I'll work on improving it over the coming weeks. Right now you can initiate everything on line and I will manually fulfill each order.

In an effort to give something back I've created a TiVo Community Forum Code that entitles anyone from this site to $10 off any price listed.

The code is COMMUNITY (it is case sensitive)

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch

spherular <at> gmail <dot> com

Cable has been cancelled

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:37
And this is exactly the reason I went with the premiere - in case this day ever came.

I was forced into dropping cable for financial reasons, but based on my tv viewing habits I doubt very much that I will miss it.

Between my season passes, wish lists, netflix and potentially in the future hulu plus I am feeling quite set.

At some point in the future I may add itunes season passes to the mix, but for the time being this is going to work. Would love to hear from other non-sport watching cord cutters and how your experiences have been.

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