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Big Brother 7/24/2014

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:55
Hopefully that's the last bit of exploitation of the death of that old man from CBS, Julie, Frankie, and Derrick.

GSOD on tivoHd- can I buy Roamio and keep 12.95/mnth?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:24
Hi all-

Came home last night to find the green screen of death on my 7 yr old TivoHD. I have the 12.95 month to month. I looked at the Roamio today and on Amazon it's $30 cheaper and I get free 2 day ship. We use the TiVo for the excellent guide and time shift- we don't keep a lot we just watch at our leisure. The TiVo site offers me as an existing subscriber the Roamio for 199 and the 12.99 m to m. If I buy the unit on Amazon can I keep the 12.99 when I call to activate and then cancel my old unit? Thanks!


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Wishes with Captivating Rakhi Gifts are sure to melt any heart

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:33
Love in the form of Gift is highly appreciated in any kind of celebration. It really does wonder to the life of recipients. Send your best love and affection to the doorsteps of your loved ones on the Raksha Bandhan through online store. There are various types of presents available in the websites for this occasion. Send Rakhi Worldwide along with amazing presents on this special day.

Swapping drives in a Roamio

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:14
I swapped out a 1gb drive from Roamio Plus with a 3tb drive I had previously in a Roamio basic. Thought it went ok until I realized none of the recordings I had set were recording. By chance I went into the sys info screen and found that the TSN was missing??

When I did the swap it all worked until the last boot (box had to download a software update) but when it came up it told me there was hardware problem and I would need to reboot the Tivo. Do so and until now I thought I was ok until I found it wasn't recording anything.

I'm doing a clear an reset and see if that helps. Has anyone else seen this before?

HDMI roamio basic fix? Still broke after the summer update.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 23:10
I had my roamio basic for about 4 months, and one day after coming home from work with the same television the hdmi was not outputting. The television was not updated so whatever was working for the past 4 months all of a sudden does not.

What are my options? I really don't consider an external HDMI adapter as a fix. The UI is nice and all but im not too far from just going with comcast's DVR. I dropped another 20 bucks on the weekness composite cables just to get crappy rca video so thats OK for now but its got all sorts of buzzing which sucks some more. Thanks for any helpful comments.

Bug report: Aspect Correction Mode switches from Panel to Full

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 22:25
Since getting the Summer 2014 software update, I've noticed a bug with the aspect correction mode setting. I have it set to Panel on a 16:9 display. After 24 hours, the video changes to Full aspect, but still displays the setting as Panel. Every time I reset it, it switches back to Full a day later.

I prefer Panel when viewing old SD programs so they don't get stretched horizontally.

Project Runway season 13 (spoilers to date)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:55
Project Runway season 13 starts tonight!

As in previous seasons, I hope to put the episode title in the post title to give people who are behind a signal to stop reading.

New social media twist this season:

Quote: Use #InstaRunway on Instagram to show your look inspired by each week's Project Runway challenge, and your photo could be shown on-air during the following episode! http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/proj...13/instarunway

Search Function Not Working. Says Search Term is under the specified limit. It's not.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:03
Search kicks this error message back to me no matter what search string I use. What's the dealio? Been like this for weeks. :confused:

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"The Good Wife" For Dummies (seeking veteran knowledge)

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:03
Yes, I know this show started five years ago, but we're just starting it now.

We're 7 episodes in to the first season, and so far, it's a formulaic thing with each episode having a fully contained legal-based story of varying believability (and I'm not even a lawyer), and the overall arc of the husband's situation and how everyone reacts to it.

It's got such great reviews, and was even nominated for Emmys this year, so it must be (still) doing good things. I like the husband arc, but the law stuff sometimes almost feels like filler between pieces of the husband storyline. I find myself yelling "Oh, COME ON!" at the legal stuff on a semi-regular basis.

I don't want spoilers, just some yes or nos and any general comments

1. Does the show evolve from this format?
2. If not, does the law stuff get better?
3. Is it worth watching five seasons of at this point? (I realize this is quite subjective :) )

Thanks for any non-spoilery info


Samsung PN60F8500

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:41
Will it play nice with my Roamio Plus? My bride does not want to use two remotes for usual functions.

Who Do You Think You Are 2014

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:35
Well, the first episode in 2014 sure started out with a bang!

Very interesting. Cynthia Nixon discovered that her third great-grandmother took an ax to her third-great-grandfather's head while he was sleeping.

Not all genealogy has to be sensational to be interesting but this was definitely a fascinating find.

Tivo app network remote doesn't work on my Series 3

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:45
We've got a Premiere and a Series 3 on our home network and have recently started using the official Tivo app on our iPhones.

We have enabled Network Remote Control on both boxes.

For the Premiere box, everything works great with the remote control feature.

On the Series 3, all the other features of the Tivo iPhone app work, except for the remote control.

Any ideas? We have a third party app that we have used for years called "DVR Remote" that works fine to control the Series 3 over the network, but really want to get the official app working.



Underground BBQ Challenge

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:31
I caught this show on the new FYI network. It's pretty bad. Supposedly it's a challenge between 2 areas of local cities competing. First episode was NY, and second was Austin.

Both episodes seemed to be a hippster vs. a non-hippster. I couldn't finish the first episode. I only watched the second because it was from my town. Definitely won't be watching again, as it's pretty bad.


Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:40
I get my TV signal via OTA. I cut the cord, a year or two ago. I don't miss cable or satellite TV at all. What I do miss is the DVR. I am looking to buy a Tivo on Ebay. What I am wanting to know is which unit that Tivo has is best suited for OTA? I dont need a big HD as I don't save what I record. Also two turners would be more than enough. One that that is concerning me, I read some reviews on Amazon.com about home some Tivo Premieres don't do a very good job of tuning in the local stations. I dont know if these people that have problems are few or what.

Any help that you all can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


Big Brother 7/23/14

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:50
Well, psycho Caleb is back. Sure went from Creepy to not caring back to creepy pretty quick. :rolleyes:

And whoever said it was right. Cody should have put Caleb up. He will definitely strike at Cody first.

And Donny has to be the most genuinely nice guy (or seriously a door mat). He seems upset that Cody is upset that he put him up. :(

Still rooting for Donny to win. But sooner or later his luck as a "pawn" will run out if this keeps up. Hoping he wins HOH tonight!

FIOS lineup change

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:46
Don't know if this applies out of the MD/DC/VA metro market or not, but FIOS is moving some channels around. This may affect any Season Passes you have set up for these channel numbers.

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tivo hd with comcast planned upgrade to hdtv

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:43
Maybe I'm having a senior moment(s) ?

I just purchased my first HD tv.
I have a TiVo HD unit with a Comcast cablecard, since 2009.

Currently, I can record Comcast HD channels and watch them on my non HD tv.
Will I get TRUE HD from my TiVo HD unit to my new HDTV ?
Comcast says I need to upgrade to HD service.
But I think I have HD through my Tivo HD unit ?

Will an upgrade to HD service from Comcast require a new cablecard ? A simple switch at the Comcast home office ?

Why pay approx. 10/mth more if I get HD quality through the TiVo HD unit

Incomplete Download from Tivo Series 4 to Windows 8

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:43
Sometimes I am getting incomplete downloads from my series 4 to Windows 8. Most of the time, there isn't a problem downloading TV shows or movies. But intermittently there is a movie or show that will not download completely. I get partial downloads.

I have tried to transfer to another tivo box and then download from there, but i get the same incomplete file.

The show is fine when I play it on the tivo box.

Has anyone else had this issue AND have a solution?

Thanks for your help.