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Survivor: San Juan del Sur "Blood is Blood" OAD 10-29-2014

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:36
Trade all your stuff for a bag of rice because you're hungry, and then win a feast. Ha-ha!

Series 2 Cable Card problem

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:30
Yes, I know that S2s don't and can't use cable cards, but I'm wondering if my 540 has suddenly forgotten that.

It was supposed to record "Stalker" off of analog Time-Warner Cable channel 9 last night, but View Recording History says it wasn't recorded and here's the explanation it gives:

Quote: Stalker: "The Haunting" on Wed Oct 29, 10:00 pm WNCT

This program was not recorded because either the TiVo DVR is not authorized for this channel, the program was not purchased, or the program was not available in your area.
The TiVo in question had switched its single tuner to the local PBS affiliate on 13 overnight to record some of their stuff, and it was on 13 this morning, but I tuned it back to 9 with no problem.

I can't find anything online about WNCT having had a signal loss last night.

There are no cable boxes in the house, there are no cable cards, not even in my S3s, it's all plain old-fashioned NTSC analog over coax, so I don't understand what would have triggered that error code and decision not to record.

If it were just temporary loss of signal, well, I've had that happen before and the error code was something about signal not present, nothing about "you didn't spend enough money or don't live in the right location".

I checked the on screen guide and up-arrowed it to last night's listings and "Stalker" is still listed as having been on at 10, so it wasn't some last minute schedule change info.

Any clues? Any guesses?

post 1

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:05
post restrictions are too tight

Can copy protected shows be watched outside of network?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:25
I happen to be away from home without a TV and wanted to watch tonight's world series, so I purchased Tivo Desktop Plus at the advice of the Tivo support rep. Once purchased, installed, patched, media access key and license key applied I found that it doesn't find any videos and says it can't find a Tivo on the home network. That leads me to believe that Tivo Desktop Plus only works when on the same home network as the Tivo device - true?

Next, I see that there is a Tivo Android app, so I install that. It does list shows I've recorded and let's me manage recordings, etc. However, whenever I try to watch something it says I can't because it's copy protected and I'm not on the same home network as my Tivo. I can't think of any shows recorded on Tivo that aren't copy protected, so I assume that I can't use the Android app to watch shows either - true?

IOW, using only Tivo apps, there is no way to watch copy-protected shows recorded on my Tivo while I am outside of my home network - true?

Mixing TIVO Hardware

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:03
I got a TIVO Roamio installed by my cable company, WAVE broadband. The DVR box was developed in partnership between TIVO and WAVE. The standard TIVO box has been modified by WAVE to allow using "On demand". The MINI from Wave broadband works with the WAVE Roamio, but I cant get the MINI I bought from Best Buy to work. I want to buy the MINI's to avoid monthly charges. TIVO tech support told me it's a compatibility issue, even tho all the equipment is TIVO. Anyone have experience mixing cable provided TIVO Roamio hardware with other TIVO MINI's you purchased outright and it worked?

NBA League Pass Guide Discrepancy

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:55
Is anyone having an issue with recording NBA League Pass games using wishlist?
The listings ARE NOT showing in search with a TiVo Box.
They ARE showing in my guide on my TiVo Box.
They ARE NOt showing correctly on the website guide.

I have Time Warner
Live In Socal
Using Tivo Premiere XL4

Attached are images and screenshots....

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I contacted TiVo support and they were not able to solve the issue.
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TiVo Service Calls - What do you use?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:51
It's been ages since I got my first ever TiVo in in the year 2000, and I've had several models since then (S2, DirecTiVo, TiVo HD, Premiere, Roamio). Makes me wonder, how many people are still using the old phone dial in system to get their TiVo service data?

I remember the old days of having to tell the family not to pick up the phone for like 45 mins when I was trying to get a software update. Fortunately those days are long gone. :)

Resume play not always reliable

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:28
I have an issue with a wish list I have set up for Seahawks games. I don't experience this issue with programs that are set up as season passes, just wish lists that are enclosed in folders when you go to watch them.

I will most times start watching the recording about the 2nd quarter. That way I can 30 sec skip between plays. By the time I get caught up to live it is usually half time. At this point I will jump out of this recording and watch something else until the second half starts.

When I return to resume play the recording has returned to the beginning. I have had this happen so many times that I note where I stopped watching so that I can fast forward to that spot without have to find my place.

Has anyone else had this issue and found a work around?

The tale of two TiVos

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:04
• Have two TiVo Premiers connected to the same router with fixed IP addresses
• They are both on the same network as my computer
• Have been working fine for months, seeing each other and able to transfer shows between the two and the computer
• When initially set up I could see “What’s playing” on both TiVos from my computer using a browser
• TiVo #1 (on an HD TV with HD menu) continues to work just fine and I can access it from my computer and it auto transfers shows to my computer.
• TiVo #2 (on an SD TV with SD menu), for the past 2 weeks, can not be reached from my computer or from TiVo #1.
• TiVo #2 still shows TiVo #1 listed under “My devices”. But when you try to access it in that listing it suggests it no longer exists and asks if I want to remove it.
• TiVo #2 can go online just fine and can access online video
• TiVo #1 can go online but only to access TiVo account information and to download program information which it does fine.
• When I look at the IP address for TiVo #1, it is correct but if I try to select the “Change network settings” option I get a message “This option will be unavailable until a scheduled software update occurs at 2 am.” This message has been there for almost 2 weeks.
• When I try to access the menu item “Video on demand” on TiVo #1 it just loops back to the same menu item without going beyond that selection.
• Looking at network configuration, the IP address for TiVo #1 is correct.
• When I look at the Network diagnostics on TiVo #1 and then choose Test internet connection, I get the same message listed above about software update.
• On TiVo #1 both the TCP port test and the DNS test show “Succeeded” although this could be from when it was last working properly.
• TiVo #1 was able to connect to TiVo service to obtain account information and to download program schedules.
• In the My shows menu, TiVo #1 used to list TiVo #2 and my computer as sources below the Recently deleted menu item. Now Recently deleted is the last item in the list.
• Both TiVos are connected to my router using Ethernet over Power and have been for a long time. I have connected TiVo #1 directly to the modem in order to eliminate any issues with Ethernet over Power or Ethernet cable.

I’ve run out of ideas and puzzled by the lingering message regarding “Software update”. When I instructed it do update program information it noted that there was a software update which would go into effect upon restart. It updated something but the problem and the message still exists so I can’t access the Change network settings option.

Any thought or ideas would be appreciated.

Managed to Stream Tivo on Hospital TV with Chromecast and Android App YMMV

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:04
This was not simple, but it worked pretty well. And only a couple phones will be able to do it. I have an HTC One M7.

It had several steps:

1) Set up a mobile hotspot as a network for the chromecast.
2) Used the tv app on my phone as a universal remote to be able to switch inputs on the tv
3) Use the chromecast app on my phone to set up screen mirroring
4) Open the tivo app and enjoy

It's not perfect. You can see in the pic that it is a tiny bit cut off, but this made the hospital stay much nicer.

The Flash - S1E04 - “Going Rogue” - 10/28/2014

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:49
A complaint about the previous episodes of the Flash was that the villains weren’t that interesting.
With Going Rogue, we meet one Leonard Snart who looks like he isn’t going to be a a one off villain.

I was pleased when I read that Wentworth Miller had been cast as Snart. Seeing his work on Prison Break, I felt that he could give a chilling performance as Snart and I think that he did just that.

Leonard Snart isn’t like Black, Clive Mardon (who’s brother is still running around), or Nimbus who were drunk on power and/or wanted revenge.

Miller’s (and Geoff John’s) Snart is a professional criminal who cooly plans his crimes.
He may not have finished High School and he may not be able to build a freeze ray from scratch but he’s very cunning.
What he is, is professional criminal who’s an observant planner.

And when he sees the Flash, he takes it as a challenge that he needs to step up his game.
Not just step up his game, but build a new gang, starting with one Mick Rory as we saw at the end.

It’s nice to see Felicity visit from Starling City but I thought that it was a little bit of a cop out to have her know Barry’s secret by listening in on his conversation with Oliver.
I would have preferred her to figure it out on her own.

I also liked that she was able to give some helpful advice to Team Flash.

Not as happy with the whole “Cisco guilt trip thing”. I thought that the handling of it was a tad on the ham fisted side.

Good effects this episode as well. I particularly like the sequence when Snart shot the gun at Joe and Barry.

Shout outs included:
Kahndag Diamond Exhibit
Blackhawk Squad Security
Oswald Loomis

And did I hear right that was Dexter Myles, the curator of the museum?

Good episode.
Let’s hope the series can keep the momentum going.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "A Fractured House" (10/28/14) S02E06

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:56
We knew Ward couldn't spend the whole season in Coulson's basement.

Also Marvel announced their movie slate though 2019 yesterday. Quite a few of them should have an impact on the show assuming that it's on that long.

Premiere 2-Tuner and mpeg4

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:29
I apologize in advance if this has been covered already as in my search I have determined that the 4-Tuner unit is mpeg4 compatible but have not found if the 2-Tuner unit is compatible for sure. Can anyone confirm if the 2-Tuner unit is indeed compatible with mpeg4?

Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk

Breaking: Vudu & Amazon Prime coming to Premiere boxes next year

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:52
straight from the Tivo twitter account:

To clarify, the Amazon Prime and VUDU apps will be available for Premiere boxes in a later update (2015)

Person of Interest - S4E06 - “Pretenders” - 10/28/2014

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:52
Pretenders isn’t a mythology heavy episode. In fact, it’s lighter than a lot of other episodes but I don’t recall the POI writers previously being this meta before.

Reese’s “Man in the suit” has often been referred to “Batman without a costume and a gun” on the Internet (which isn’t a big surprise considering Jonathan Nolan’s involvement) but this time, it was taken further with the introduction of this episode’s number, Walter the insurance nebbish.

Walter’s a pretender as is John and the rest of our team are and Walter also affirms their mission by pointing out that crime went up after “the man in the suit” disappeared.

Sure, Walter’s a fanboy but he’s also a window for us into the POI universe and he figures out “Detective Riley’s secret identity”.

As it turns out, “the Armorer “ was also a mask. One worn by Dominic to further his agenda to expand his criminal empire.
However, it looks like it is also leading to an inevitable collision with not only our Bat team but a woken Elias as well.
(Loved Enrico Colantoni’s performance as well. Don’t forget that Elias wore the “Charlie” mask when we first met him.)

I did laugh at Walter’s (ahem) “appreciation” for Shaw and at “Not my girlfriend.” “Why Not!?” and at Reese and Shaw looking at the gun in awe.

Finch’s trip to Hong Kong would appear to be mythology related, I had thought that he originally went to Hong Kong to talk to the Machine but it was all revealed to be a solo mission to install a tracker on business owner’s Beth’s computer because she has some algorithms that interest Samaritan (and I didn’t miss that Greer didn’t know what Samaritan wanted them for either).

I’ve never seen Finch be this “ends justify the means” before and I find it a little disquieting.
The other question is that is Finch doing this on his own or at the request of the Machine?

90 Shows Mysteriously Deleted this Morning

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:25
Today when I checked my Now Showing list on my Roamio Pro it showed 73% of my HD space used. Last night it was at 95%. While it was recent shows, it seems like it would take more than a couple of casual errant button pushes on the remote to make this happen. It did say that the shows were deleted be someone in the household. And I recently did install a TiVo Mini on the kitchen TV where my wife primarily watches and she is not the most technically inclined. Still that seems like a lot of errant deleting.

Anybody else ever experience anything like this or have a possible alternate explanation?

Not so long ago from a TiVo far far away

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:13
Back home in Southern California after going on vacation in Canada. Used an iPad to stream my shows from my Roamio while in bed at a B&B. I was ready for it not to work. There was one hiccup while trying to stream a show that was being recorded with two other shows at the time. There were no problems streaming shows that had been completely recorded. The quality of the stream was very good. Like anything else over the internet, reliable networks with good bandwidth on each end are essential.

Will Mini Price drop again?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:53
I just recently got a Roamio basic and i was excited to read all the articles about the mini being sold for as low as $85 in some cases with lifetime service. It seems most of these deals have dried up. The best I can see right now is at Frys.com for $119. With Tivo holding steady on the mini with product lifetime service at $150 do you think we will see any of these deals come back either now or for black friday?:up:

Gold Rush Season 5 Thread

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:57
Is anyone still watching this show with me?

I admit I get very annoyed a lot of times, especially when they feature he Hoffmans, but I still keep coming back and watch every week.

This season looks interesting as they have brought Tony Beets in as a regular, and they are following him in an attempt to restore and use an old Dredge, I hope they can make that old thing work again, that would be really cool to see.


Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:22
New to TiVo and wanted the opinions of the veteran Tivo owners here. Do you folks think it is wise to buy the extended warranty? I normally don't get them but thinking this might be worth doing. What are your thoughts?