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NBC Orders Pilots From Rashida Jones And Casey Wilson

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 08:47
NBC is stepping up its comedy game with two new pilots from Rashida Jones and comedy duo Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael.

"A To Z," a project from Rashida Jones, her professional partner Will McCormack and writer Ben Queen, is a romantic comedy set in an online dating company. It follows the "A to Z's" (get it?) of a relationship, from first dates to break ups. Queen, Jones and McCormack will executive produce.

Wilson and Raphael, who met in a clown class at NYU, will write and executive produce "Mason Twins." The single-camera show is about two fraternal twins, Pender and Lizzie, who have been estranged for 15 years, but reconnect after Lizzie's city life falls apart. She returns to their suburban town and finds her sister stuck in her teen queen days. The writing duo also has another pilot, "Dinks," starring Jonathan Groff, in production. Their first co-written feature film, "Ass Backwards," came out in 2013.


Season Pass Manager at Tivo.com

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 07:58
Is anyone having issues with the web-based season pass manager at tivo (dot) com?

All of my boxes appear in the dropdowns, but when I select a box, no season passes appear in the list below. I haven't used it in a while, but this is the first time I've had trouble like this.

On the account, I have 3 Premieres, an S3, and a new Roamio. Roamio was just activated, but it's not giving me the "new activation, check back in 24 hours" message in "My Account" any more, so I think it's fully loaded into the system.

One of the Premieres is disconnected currently, with the Roamio in its place, but it's fully paid up online (haven't decided whether to cancel two boxes and get a Mini or swap out the S3 for the currently disconnected Premiere and cancel just the S3).

I'm using Mac OS X Mavericks. Chrome browser. Have tried a desktop and a laptop. Have also tried Safari. Same result under all conditions.

Thanks for any help or tips.

Icons under the My Shows menu

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 06:36
Under the My Shows menu, I can see the following icons :

Green circle
Blue circle
Blue folder

What do these signify? Thanks.

Why am I getting a "Can't Watch Now (V112)" message?

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 06:18
My second go-round with a Tivo setup - Roamio Pro, Roamio Basic and two Minis, all connected via Ethernet this time - had been going well until this morning.

Today, when I try to play a show from the Pro on the Basic, I receive a "Can't Watch Now" message that says "Community can't be watched now because of a problem with the network connection between this DVR and (the other) DVR. There may be a problem with your network or network setup (V112)."

However, when I go to transfer the episode from the Pro to the Basic, it works without issue. So obviously, the network connection is just fine. Also, I had no trouble watching a show from the Pro on the Basic (and vice-versa) yesterday. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Cable Rain fade problem

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 05:12
I have Comcast cable. For sometime now I have been having a problem which can be described as having the exact same technical problem as satellite "Rain Fade". On a limited set of channels, the signal strength drops to about 60%, and there is a digital break up of the picture\audio exactly like rain fade (its not compression pixilation).

Nearly always its in the morning or afternoon hours between 7am - 3pm, and never at night.

The pattern it is the same channels as far as I can determine, but I am not checking all 700 channels. Its not a block of channels, but rather a mix of isolated channels spread throughout 3-1000. Includes SD & HD, encrypted\Not encrypted, including the local NBC HD Station which is not encrypted. Even an HBO channel.

Why would some channels be effected but not others? Example 701 is perfect, but 702 has 60% signal, 703 is perfect.
Any explanation on why the same time every day (7am - 3pm)?

I know that if I call Comcast and report the problem, they are going to suggest that I replace the S3 TiVo with one of their DVRs (always their default solution). I am not hater of Comcast, so I have no ax to grind with them.

Deleted shows restored filling up hard drive

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 04:57
this is the second time it has happened since getting the Premiere...all the shows that I have deleted show up in the now viewing section, filling up my hard drive...the first time around, I re-deleted then emptied the deleted area...but it happened again..

Never saw this on any of the 5 other Tivos I have owned...bug?...bad unit?

tivo updates

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 02:36
the other day my tivo update it's software and i was wondering where can i find out what's new with that version

has anyone else had their tivo do a software update recently?

Lost Girl - Season 4 on SyFy - 01/13

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 01:35
New season starts (in US on SyFy) Monday, Jan 13.

Season Pass needs to be set at "New + Repeats" as these were shown in Canada starting back in November. so "New" will NOT pick them up.

Can't kickstart Toshiba SD-400 series 2

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 22:59
I've read the instructions for kickstarting series 2, but my Toshiba won't do it. Holding down the pause button while rebooting, I don't get any amber lights. After the "welcome-powering up" screen, the little green light above the power button comes on followed by the dvd light coming on green. Then it goes to the "almost there" screen. How do I kickstart this damn thing?

Btw, issue is S03 error when loading downloaded info during guided setup. Can't get past that point.

TiVo Desktop wont install

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 22:36
I had TiVo Desktop installed and running fine. After a refresh of my Win 8.1 system, I needed to reinstall TiVo Desktop. The install fails at every attempt with "The installation ended prematurely because an error occurred". Yeah, not too helpful of an error message. Anyway, I looked up solutions to try at the TiVo support site and found only the "TiVo installation cleaner utility", and I have run the "Register VBScript". Neither of those remedies helped.
Any ideas here?
Win 8.1, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3.

Is there a Now Playing List on the roamio plus?

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:45
I was following these instructions to transfer some tivo recordings to my Mac. I can't seem to find the Now Playing List to select my MacBook Pro.

The Bachelor - Juan Pablo

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:17
Anyone watching?

I'm kinda watching the the "Countdown to Juan Pablo" right now. Couldn't watch as I was in Vegas for CES.

Just got to the tribute to Gia, who had committed suicide. :(

TiVoHD w/1TB and Lifetime

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 20:04
I've upgraded to a Roamio so I'm selling my current TiVoHD on ebay. It's been a part of our family since Comcast forced us to switch to digital cable many years ago. I'm sure it will give someone else as many hours of couch time and pleasure as it gave me.

Odd issue trying to schedule a new season pass on Roamio

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 18:29
Current setup is Roamio Plus and Roamio Basic....both hard wired via ethernet.

So tonight I went to see if I could schedule a Season Pass for that new Greg Kinnear show called Rake on FOX. On my Roamio Plus I went in the guide to 1/23 and saw the show listed. I clicked on it and chose Season Pass or other options.

Now here's the weird part......on the screen that came up it wouldn't set a season pass.....instead it wanted to setup a wishlist recording saying the show is not available. What's even weirder is.....the screen to setup the wishlist was showing my Roamio Basic at the top. And when I setup the wishlist....it set it up on the Basic....not the Plus which I was using.

Anyone seen issues like this with new shows that are out near the end of the guide data.

Not sure why it won't let me schedule season pass if it sees the show in the guide.


New Pandora App?

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:53
Has anyone gotten access to the new Pandora app? I've tried forcing a connection and restarting the Roamio, but I still have the same old interface. The App Update announcement made it seem like we'd be getting the new HTML5 interface. All I see is the standard TiVo pandora interface.


Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:17
Stars Geoff Shultz. Just got through watching it and LMAO. I generally don't like that many sitcoms, but this one's a hoot! Definitely worth a season pass.

AMC announces premiere month for "Better Call Saul"

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:07
Looks like a November 2014 premiere for our favorite lawyer...

Newly Transfered shows wont Group

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:51
Now that I seemed to have my transfers figured out..The ones I did transfer wont seem to Group together. I tried hitting the red c button to group..ect But nothing seems to work.
Is there a way to custom create one..or a way to get all my kids shows grouped back together again.

Netflix controls on remote?

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:37
Is there a link that describes what buttons control the functions for the Netflix app? For example, I want to stop playing the current content and go back to the previous Netflix screen, to select another episode? I am pressing the "clear" button on the TiVo remote and it brings me back to the main Tivo menu.


Roamio wifi streaming

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 11:04
How is it? The router is across the hall for me and would be hard to hard wire. I would need to drop down a heat duct then go back up another... So has anyone had good luck with wifi streaming?
My tv is smart with wifi and the Netflix app works great...