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24: Live Another Day "8:00 pm - 9:00 pm" OAD 6/30/14

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:15
Just 2 more episodes left! Recap at my blog.

* Were you expecting Navarro to get hit by a car or bus while running away from Jack? I sure was. I'm glad the writers didn't take the cheap way out.

* Jack's interrogation didn't seem very effective, given what we know about his skills as the MacGyver of torture, which was a clue that a longer game was in play. Again, I'm glad that the writers came up with a new way of getting information out of someone rather than resort to more torture.

* That was a very nice scene in the car between Jack and Kate, where Kate was visibly torn with grief as she confessed that the last time she saw her husband in prison, he could see that she didn't believe in his innocence, and realizing that was most likely why he committed suicide. And then asking Jack how you get over that, and Jack saying "you just do," and then admitting to his having taken as much revenge as any person possibly could, and that it cost him everything he had left, and it didn't help.

* We're still waiting for the time jumps -- 10 hours have gone by, 2 episodes left, and 14 hours left in the "24" day. I briefly thought that the car crash with the Russians could have left Jack unconscious and eaten up a bunch of time, but nope. Perhaps the scene with the President's being told that Air Force One is ready means that 5-6 hours will be occupied by a trans-Atlantic flight back to the U.S.

* The last we saw of Chang was being taken into custody by then-CTU head Bill Buchanan at the end of season 6. How is he out now? Well, I guess if you total up the time between the end of season 6 until the start of "Live Another Day," something like 9 1/2 years have passed. I suppose he could've gotten a sentence shorter than that.

* When the Chinese capture Adrian and Chloe and take the override device, Adrian tells them that hacker Yates altered it so that it could be used only on drones. Chang tells him to restore it, and Adrian confesses that he lacks the technical skills to do so. Chang turns to Chloe and expects that she can do it. Now, I know that Chloe is a tech nerd goddess, but on multiple occasions on this day, we've seen Chloe ask Adrian for help. How is Chloe able to restore the override device when Adrian can't?

* I've been saying this for several weeks now, but I really love how tightly plotted this season has been. There really haven't been any extraneous subplots; Kate's husband, the Russians, the rendition order, Jordan Reed's murder - they all tie in to the main plot.

RF Splitter??

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:38
Last week I asked my seller how to set up to record and watch another channel. He said I couldn't as I had a single tuner unit. I'd need a dual tuner setup. Dejected, I was still happy I bought it.

Last night I read a user guide that stated I could do this but needed an RF splitter. This was an official TiVo user manual online.

Is this correct? It so, is there a specific type I need? Any connective wiring needed?

There was a diagram on setting it up which I can give to my tech guy. Before I ask for his help, I just want to be sure.

C133 errors

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:42
anyone else seeing C133 errors lately?

Roamio Plus and MoCA = Mini no worky

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:29
I received a Tivo Roamio Plus and Tivo Mini yesterday. Tivo Roamio Plus is set up, connects to the internet and I went through the steps to create the MoCA network. I tried to set up the Tivo Mini this morning and I get a C33 error that it can’t connect to the MoCA network. When I look at the network status on the Roamio it says the MoCA link is down but tech support told me that is a known issue and it may be working fine. Tech support also told me I need a POE filter but I’m not sure that that will fix my connection issue but I have ordered one to install. Any help would be appreciated.

Cable In -> Etreme 5-1000mhz 2 way splitter

Etreme 5-1000mhz splitter
-> Comcast Cable Modem -> Asus RT-AC66U router -> master bedroom Roamio Plus (Ethernet)
-> Evolution EV0A-AMP-1 multimedia amplifier-> Extreme 5-1000mhz 8 way splitter

Extreme 5-1000mhz 8 way splitter
-> master bedroom Tivo Roamio Plus
-> living room Tivo Mini

TIVO - Soundbar Recommendation

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 13:22
I am working through updating the AV System I have in the basement.

One the items I am looking at is a soundbar, really don't want a lot of speakers and wires since it is also going to be a child play room.

I searched the community, and found a lot of questions on Soundbars and TIVO Remotes Codes.

Like to ask the question of what is a really good soundbar people recommend in the $500-$750 price range.

I was originally looking at SONOS but wanted to keep an open mind.

This is a link that had some recommendations i saw


internet connection speeds

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:19
Hi all, I am a VERY long time user of TiVo and have a problem that I can't find in the database here. I would really appreciate any insight.

I installed a TiVo Roamio and 2 Mini's last week. I am using the Roamio plus as a MOCA hub. Shortly after getting the whole thing set up I noticed that my throughput speeds were VERY low. A speed test showed a 1MPS download speed. My usual connection is 22MPS+.

Some info about my setup. I have a new Motorola cable modem/wireless router. My main PC is set up using wireless N. The Roamio is hard wired to the router. I also connect with an Ipad and 2 Iphones.

I have found that if I unplug the Roamio for 1 minute then do a network speed test my throughput goes to 22+ and even after plugging it back up it stays that way for a while. Eventually though I am back unable to connect and have to repeat the process.

I have ordered a MOCA POE filter and should be getting it today. I am planning on installing it just in front of my splitter. Does this sound reasonable or am I missing something.

Incomplete file transfer from TiVo to PC

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 08:46
I record a show on an XL unit and subsequently use TiVo desktop software to transfer the file to my PC. Most of the time this works well. However, from time to time the entire file does not transfer, e.g. an 11 GB file stops transferring after 5 GB has transferred. The show plays fine on the TiVO, but will not allow a complete transfer. Has anyone experienced this issue and is there a work around?

Additional notes. The transfer is via wired Ethernet. The same results happens using a browser transfer.

Holy Reruns Batman!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:55
IFC will be doing a marathon of the original Batman TV series for the July 4th weekend and then it looks like they will be doing four shows a day starting July 7th.

Penny Dreadful: Season 1 Discussion - *SPOILERS!*

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 01:20
There is only one Penny Dreadful episode thread, so I decided to start a season thread for open discussion.

Since the season concluded June 29th, this thread WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS for those not caught up.


Under the Dome S02E01 06-30-14 - Spoilers -

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:15
Now that is an ending. Overall a good episode and I like this new mystery girl and I wonder what is in that locker. They have no problem killing off key players it seems. Can't wait for next week!

Tivo 20.4.2 Summer Release

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:40
I stumbled across this in Twitter by accident.

Margret has announced they are taking the TSN for the next release very shortly.

Never mind, this was already posted by the group earlier today. : )

Ctivo Remote Download Settings Roamio

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 20:23
I was wondering if anyone knew how to setup remote downloading while I'm on the road with Ctivo?

Thanks everyone!

New MTR-700 Tuning Adapter Firmware 1.39

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:40
Charter delivered a new Arris branded MTR-700 today, and it came with firmware version 1.39. Havent seen any mention of this anywhere online - previous latest version was 1.37. The firmware has a Feb 2014 date (vs sometime on 2009 1.37). Of course no release notes, so no idea what may have been changed or fixed. The only physical difference is the box now says Arris instead of Motorola.

All started after 2 months of fighting with Charter trying to get my Motorola MTR-700 firmware update from 1.33 to 1.37. On the advice of another forum member, I submitted an FCC complaint. Took several weeks for any action, but then they got serious.

Walking Dead Marathon

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:30
Every Walking Dead episode with a new Talking Dead with preview Season 5 Starting Friday morning (July 4) at 9 AM.

Community Season 6 on Yahoo

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:43
Community has been renewed for a 6th season by Yahoo.

Vulture.com article with deatails.

Sepinwall article.

Something is corrupt?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:49
Whenever trying to do anything other than look at usercp, I get immediately forwarded to this error:

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Invalid $idname specified. The post or the thread may have been moved into the archive.

Please try clicking HERE to check ARCHIVE 1
Or trying clicking HERE for ARCHIVE 2 to read the archived post or thread. (If not found, it was removed.)

If you need further help, please notify the administrator.
Note, I was able to post this by hitting escape quickly before the auto-redirect got me.

The Last Ship S01E02 "Welcome to Gitmo"

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:10
Eh it was OK. I wonder how the Gitmo detainees were able to find all of the traditional garb to wear so they looked like traditional enemy combatants.

Then I like it how they just trusted that the Tex guy wasn't exposed or infected and didn't quarantine him or something.

Change USB Ports for Tuning Adapter?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:50
I have a Roamio Plus with two Minis on Charter Cable with a Cisco Tuning Adapter. On 3-4 occasions, I have lost a few digital channels, sometimes more than others. The first time this happened, I gritted my teeth and called Charter support. After taking me through several things, the support person suggested rebooting the TA and changing it to a different USB port on the Tivo. This did the trick. After that, this is the procedure I have used when I notice untunable digital channels. This is not a big deal, and in the larger scheme of things, just an annoyance, but I was wondering if there was anything else that could be done to prevent this occurrence?

Poor closed captioning for Love Boat on MeTV

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:44
I don't know who's responsible for the closed captioning on these old TV episodes from the late 70s/early 80s, but they're pretty bad.

It's as if they paid someone to caption the dialogue on a mostly "best effort" basis. About 10-20% of the dialogue is missing, and often they'll just insert [INDISCERNIBLE] as the caption when it was pretty understandable to me.

I've even seen typos or wrong words in the captioning, which wouldn't be too bad, but then it pauses and a correction is subsequently given, which seems more like what would happen if it were being captioned live. I would think that for a recorded program, a captioner would simply correct the previous error.

Fortunately, I don't need captions to enjoy the program. I just like having them on in case I happen to miss hearing something due to background noise.

I wonder whether these poor captions are common to other MeTV programs, or if it's just these syndicated Love Boat episodes.

Californication - Grace 6/29/14 - SERIES Finale *SPOILERS*

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:43
Was anyone else still watching this?

I almost gave up last season, but saw it through to the end. This season was actually pretty good...no where near as good as the first couple seasons, but some good laugh out loud moments.

Last night was the series finale...

My thoughts before watching was that he was either going to end up with Karen in the end, or end up dead. Considering this was always a comedy and romance, my expectation was for him to end up with Karen in the end which did happen, but I thought it wasn't handled that well. Flying off in the plane together shouldn't have been the end.....They've gotten back together and broken up so many times, I think it needed to be more permanant. (Wasn't it the end of the 1st season where she jumps in his car with Becca and Hank in her wedding dress and drives off?)

What I would have liked to have seen is that after they got on the plane and he was sitting next to her, that they then show a montage of their future, set to music..them getting to NY, getting married, having another baby, him having a new best selling book, etc....something to show that this was a change of life for him permanantly verses another short, screwed up chapter in in life.

Fun show at times, totally messed up at times, but worth the time to watch.