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Bob Newhart weighs in on Big Bang Theory and laughtracks

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 06:50
Quote: Chuck Lorre, the creator, had been after me a couple times to do various shows, but for one reason or another, we never got around to it. When he came to me in January for his annual turndown, I told him I’d do “Big Bang” if it was a recurring character that comes back a couple times and that it’s all in front of a live audience. That’s the only way I know how to do it. Laugh tracks turn me off. The acting is better when you know your material is being judged. http://www.startribune.com/entertain...1&c=y#continue

(Hopefully you don't have to be a subscriber, which I am)

Learning versus non-learning Glo remote

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 00:54
How do you tell the difference just by looking at them?

I thought all Glo remotes were learning remotes, but tivo.com seems to indicate otherwise.

What does "Acquiring Channel Information" stuck at 75% mean?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 22:57
Does anybody actually know what is (not) being done when a Roamio is stuck on the "Acquiring Channel Information" screen with 75% complete?

My new Roamio had previously been stuck on 50% and Tivo support told me to call my cable company and get them to send a tech. So after I got off the phone with my appointment scheduled, for fun, I did the full factory reset and repeated Guided Setup.

Now I'm stuck on 75%. So I infer the 50% mark meant that the cable card and guided setup were not in agreement (which I wish Tivo support would have said, or told me to repeat setup, but oh well)

So: what does 75% complete need in order to complete? Does anybody know?

Breaking Bad Alternate Ending

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 22:37
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZivVxB3vU[/media]

Tried to order my first PPV (TWC)

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 22:03
I tried to order tonight's UFC card on Time Warner Cable here in NY. I called it in like normal about an hour before and didn't mention the TiVo as I thought I had read this would be straight forward if I called it in. 10 Eastern rolled around (actually I had set up a manual recording for the channel and didn't check it until maybe 10:10) and I had a message saying the Tuning Adapter wouldn't tune the channel. I called back and after being on hold for approximately 10 minutes, I found a rep and explained that perhaps my setup caused some problem. He transferred me to "the tuning adapter people" which sounded a lot like a busy signal. I called back and again I was transferred to a busy signal.

Since I was about half hour in and had missed a good portion of the product, I called back to cancel. Here I was informed that the rep could not tell if I had been charged for four days and I needed to call back then. I questioned this, but he persisted. I fear that this is going to be a nightmare to get this charge off when it appears. Time Warner Cable is my favorite!

Roamio Recording Unwanted Collections

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 21:44
Roamio is recording unwanted collections with a large number of shows that I did not tell it to record. I have "record suggestions" turned off. How do I get it to stop recording unrequested collections?

After 2013 update all 3 tivos premiere series3 and s3 getting v58 error

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 19:42
Verizon FIOS 3 different model Tivos getting this channel is not authorized v58 for channels from 340 to 363 (starz, encore, indie, retro). Verizon has sent signal to the cards we have rebooted everything at the house. Any ideas?

Up Late with Alec Baldwin on MSNBC: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 19:28
I had no idea up Alec Baldwin's MSNBC show "Up Late" until I read that he was suspended and looked it up.


I saw that he had on the stars of "2001: A Space Odyssey," Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea. I've never seen either of them interviewed.


They look very different. Somehow they got 45 years older.

I just cast the whole show to my Chromecast. It's damned good, even if Alec tells too many of his own war stories. I like Alec's insight, film knowledge and impressions.

They do have great stories about making one the greatest films of all time. When you're upside down and you drop your bite of of food, it falls up.

I never noticed that Gary Lockwood was on the Star Trek TOS pilot! They go through how he w:up:as every TV cop show in the 70s and 80s.

Take a look.
http://www.msnbc.com/up-late#

Thanks to the usual flashola crapola I can't post a link to the actual episode. Just scroll to episode 6. It will play all of the segments in sequence.

I'll set an SP for the show. Alec should be back eventually.

roof antenna for weak ota reception?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 18:47
I have basic roamio which has ota but using $75 indoor radioshack tv antenna i couldnt pull anything in. Anyone know how i can inquire about a stronger roof antenna? Im in novato sf bay area 94945

UFC PPV and Error V58

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 18:07
I picked up a Premiere TiVo about 4 months ago and for the first time today, I want to order a PPV event. When I switch to the Comcast PPV channel, I get the following error "This channel is not authorized. Contact your cable provider at 1-877-367-8486 for more information (V58)."

I've spoken to people at both TiVo and Comcast now and the final person I talked to at Comcast said that if I just order the event, the channel will work when the event starts. That's a little less than an hour from now and I'm not convinced this is going to work.

Has anyone else had this issue and is it really just a matter of having the program ordered and the channel will then work?

Thanks!

Live streaming some channels on Tivo Mini keep freezing

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 16:32
Has anyone else experienced this?

Have a TiVo Mini connected via MoCA to a Roamio Pro and Time Warner digital cable. Watching recorded content works fine, but when I try to watch Live TV, certain channels will play for 2-3 seconds followed by some kind of error message that flashes on the screen for less than 0.1 seconds (so quickly I can't read what it says), and the picture freezes. It only happens on specific channels, which obviously makes viewing live content on those channels impossible.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Video Window Bug

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 15:49
Does anyone have the Video Window turned off only to have it come back on randomly for you? I used to have the same problem with my TiVo Premiere where when doing stuff in the menus like searching for TV shows and working with the season passes where all of a sudden the Video Window would turn on. It would even show up in the settingn menu's where it never shows up. I would go into the settings to turn it off and it was already off so I would have to turn it on, go out, go back in and turn it off. It was really annoying.

Well it just happened on my new Roamio. All of a sudden the remote stopped responding and it seemed like it was froze then the video window popped on and the remote started working again. I went into the settings and it was off so had to do the whole on then off thing.

Is this a common bug or are my TiVo's haunted? I tried searching the forums but can't find anything else like it.

-Joe

Roamio Pro and Fios ultimate tv package

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 15:26
Hi,

I'm new to the forums. I am considering returning my Fios multiroom DVR and set top boxes and getting Roamio Pro and Minis. Does anyone have experience with Roamio and the Fios cable card being able to view and record channels like Showtime, Cinemax, and NFL Redzone? Also, does anyone have any regrets going with Tivo instead of the Fios equipment?

Thanks

Just for fun :)

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 15:24
Well I have my 3TB drive ready to go in but wanted to see how fast a test setup with a SSD would be. It seems fast but will not know untill I finish and switch to the new 3TB :up:

Avoiding spoiler when watching football

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 13:58
Does anyone have a better technique when watching a recorded football game to avoid seeing the score when turning on the TV for the first time. I usually hit pause to freeze TV first before turning on my receiver and TV and hope my eye doesnt catch the score on the paused live Tv screen in the corner before starting the recording.

When was the last time tivo allowed lifetime transfers?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 12:59
When was the last time tivo allowed lifetime transfers and was there a fee involved. If for some reason Tivo decides to have a lifetime transfer promotion, I'm weighing the options of paying a fee for the transfer then selling a tivo unit without lifetime on it, versus selling a unit with lifetime on it. You basically come out the same don't you? From searching this forum, I saw something about a $149 fee when they had a promotion. All that means is your used tivo is pretty much hard to sell. So no point in waiting, right?

Jukebox/VidMgr Run as a Service?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 11:43
How do I set up Jukebox and VidMgr to run as a background service at windows startup? I already have pyTivo running as a service. Environment is Windows 7 / Tivo Premiere.

Thanks,

Xekester

Harmonium - TiVo fall Update Issue

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 11:34
After the recent TiVo fall update, On my Premiere, Harmonium playback audio drops while navigating the Harmonium screens. Have any other Harmonium users noticed this and/or found a solution? This issue does not occur when using pyTivo and Jukebox.

Thanks for any help with this,
Xekester

dsl 3mbps too slow for HD netflix?

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 08:45
My fastest available DSL speed is 1-3 mbps. I can stream yutube 720p hd fine but using tivo netflix i never pass 480. Before debug info disappeared in most recent netflix update I saw my bitrate never exceeded 1.7 mbps.

QVC shows up as rerun

Sat, 11/16/2013 - 08:33
My wife has several wishlist searches and a season pass to programs on QVC. They are showing up as reruns in the guide and not recording. All shows on QVC are essentially live and NOT reruns. Any suggestions?

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