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Survivor: Cagayan (2014) - Casting and format spoilers

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:48
Meet the castaways:


Three tribes, brains, brawn, and beauty.

Beauty Tribe:

Alexis Maxwell
Age: 21
Addison, Ill.

Brice Johnston
Age: 27
Philadelphia, Penn.
Social Worker

Jefra Bland
Age: 22
Campbellsville, KY.
Miss Kentucky Teen USA

Jeremiah Wood
Age: 34
Dobson, N.C.
Male Model

LJ McKanas
Age: 34
Boston, Mass.
Horse Trainer

Morgan McLeod
Age: 21
San Jose, Calif.
Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Brains Tribe:

David Samson
Age: 45
Plantation, Fla.
President, Miami Marlins

Garrett Adelstein
Age: 27
Santa Monica, Calif.
Pro Poker Player

J’Tia Taylor
Age: 31
Chicago, Ill.
Nuclear Engineer

Kassandra “Kass” McQuillen
Age: 41
Tehachapi, Calif.

Latasha “Tasha” Fox
Age: 37
St. Louis, Mo.
Accountant/Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Spencer Bledsoe
Age: 21
Chicago, Ill.

Brawn Tribe:

Cliff Robinson
Age: 46
Newark, N.J.
Former NBA All-Star

Lindsey Ogle
Age: 29
Kokomo, Ind.

Sarah Lacina
Age: 29
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Police Officer

Tony Vlachos
Age: 39
Jersey City, N.J.
Police Officer

Trish Hegarty
Age: 48
Needham, Mass.
Pilates Instructor

Yung “Woo” Hwang
Age: 29
Newport Beach, Calif.
Martial Arts Instructor

How To Kill Tivo Transfer Between Boxes

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:03
I have a show that wouldn't completely transfer via TIVO Desktop to my PC. The problem, which I've seen before, was a glitch in the video. In the past, it has worked for me to pause the show after the glitch, and then initiate a transfer from my other TIVO to pick up the show from the paused point. This time, when the blue light went out, the show was not on the NOW PLAYING list for the receiving TIVO. I tried again and ever since that the receiving TIVO thinks it is transferring a show but it doesn't actually transfer. When I tried to transfer another show, it told me it would transfer it later, after it finished the current transfer. I have tried deleting the original show, resetting both TIVOs, unplugging the ethernet from the receiving TIVO, unplugging the electricity from the receiving TIVO and calling TIVO technical support, who told me they think it's because the credit card for my older (lifetime) box is expired!! (Surprise, fixing that did not kill the transfer!!) I told TIVO I just wanted the "current" transfer killed, but they want me to unplug and recycle my router, which is tough for me to physically reach in my setup, and makes me nervous, so I tried to transfer a show in the opposite direction, which works fine, and I feel indicates that it is not a networking issue. I am amazed they don't just have a direct way to kill the transfer TIVO thinks it is doing!!
Can anyone help me find a direct solution? It has been 17 hours and the blue light is still on and my Series 3 box still thinks it is in the middle of a transfer from my Premiere!!


Pandora not Listed as an option ?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:36
I have enjoyed using Pandora via my Tivo Elite unit, I went to select it this morning and I don't see it listed. Has Tivo discontinued the service ?. Although I never configured it on my 2nd Tivo unit it also is not listed on my Premier as well..

What should we do with our old TiVo HD?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:26
We switched to a Roamio Pro last year. We have been paying for annual service on our old TiVo HD, and that is due for renewal in March. Since an HD without lifetime is not worth the effort of selling, I called Tivo to cancel service. TiVo offered us the $99 lifetime service deal so we could sell the HD, but I'm really not sure it's worth the effort - it looks like HD's with lifetime don't fetch all that much money on eBay these days. Ours is upgraded with a 2TB drive, so I guess it's maybe worth a bit more, but I am still leaning towards cancelling service and scrapping it. At least if I do that I can use the 2TB drive for something else.

I'd welcome comments/thoughts/suggestions. Just please don't suggest anything that would involve effort or expense on our part, because it simply isn't worth it to us if we will only recover a few $$. IOW, a bunch of work dealing with an eBay sale just to recover $50 is not interesting.

New Roamio Pro needs service Waste of 3 Year warranty?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:47
I bought a new Roamio Pro 2 months ago in anticipation of TWC installation this week. It is in the first 90 days, but not returnable to store.

Just went to turn on the unit. The Fan in on but the lights are not.

I was about to pay online for Lifetime and 3 year warranty when I noticed the lights not on front panel. I do not have cable until Saturday so I cannot fully try it out yet.

What I am worried/upset about is having to deal with a repair before its actually been used. It is in the first 90 days because I still have the option to buy the 3 year warranty. . .but will this repair be tagged on 90 day warranty or will it consume the 3 year warranty????

I ALSO do not want to buy a $600 Tivo with $400 lifetime and have no extended warranty basically from the get go!!!!

Anybody have any suggestions???

Intelligence 1/20 Episode 3

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:13
"Mei Chen Returns" I was not sure if that's the actual title and didn't want to spoil anything.

Yes, I am still watching this for the eye candy of Josh Holloway.

This is still a pretty bad show, but it is much better than the pilot. I am hoping that what they did at the end is actually the end of Mei Chen and that she doesn't become a character that pops up again.

I like Josh and the other actors, and have seen them do great work. I blame this on really bad writers.

I did like this quote from one of the reviews -

Quote: The idiom “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” came to mind when I was watching Intelligence this week. The series marks the second time this season I had high hopes for a CBS drama only to be disappointed.

And while Intelligence is a better show than Hostages was, that, my friends, is setting the bar pretty low. Instead of having the intrigue of Alias or the humor of Chuck, Intelligence has settled into being a middling, by-the-numbers drama. Even this week’s episode title is boring and uninspired. “Mei Chen Returns” is the equivalent of “See Jane Run.” http://www.pastemagazine.com/article...isode-103.html

So I guess that is the title of the episode. Um. Well that take some of the fun out of it right there.

Justified - "Good Intentions" - 1/21/14

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:23
Interview with Graham Yost about the episode


Lots of stuff going on. Boyd has a lot on his plate right now. Jimmy back in the picture, Ava getting restless, Paxton wanting him dead, the Crowes about to come after him, etc... And of course Mara.

I miss the Boyd/Raylan interactions, hopefully they will have some face to face time soon.

Looking on HBO

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:55
I'm not really sure what to think of this show. It felt like it was on forever. Nothing happened. It was like watching a filibuster. I got a few chuckles when the guy was on the date but the rest of the show was terrible. I can't figure out why HBO would pick this up.

It's nice to see gay characters that aren't flamboyant stereotypes but a bunch of boring characters don't really make for good TV.

Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:42
Just curious.. did anyone here receive an offer to purchase a new Roamio at a discounted price because they are members of the "advisory panel" ?

Thanks for letting me know...

Mind Games premieres 2/25

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:29
Steve Zahn and Christian Slater.

Quote: With a little bit of science, a dash of con artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks — brothers Ross (Christian Slater) and Clark Edwards (Steve Zahn) can tailor a plan to influence any life-altering situation, thereby making their clients’ dreams come true and their nightmares go away. They are partners in The Edwards Agency, an unusual business based on the belief that people’s decisions are influenced by their environment in ways they’re not aware. Clark is a former university professor and world-renowned expert in the fields of human behavior, psychology and motivation. But Clark has mood swings which are a result of him not taking his meds for a bipolar condition, sometimes resulting in quirky, manic episodes. Older brother Ross, a brilliant schemer recently out of prison after a two-year stint for fraud, has come up with the business model that he believes can make him and his team millions of dollars. Although his energy is infectious, his tactics can be questionable and his strategies border on the illegal. Now, if he can just avoid letting his manic brother from going off the rails… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Games_%28TV_series%29

Looking forward to this scene :):

Top Gear (UK) Returns 2/9 (US soon after)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:13
Heads up folks!

Top Gear UK is back soon. February 2nd, 8pm in the UK to be precise, so expect it on BBCA within a week or so of that date.

Of course, those who watch by 'other means' will be downloading soon after it airs! ;)

Anybody watching "Buying the Bayou"?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:45
I am totally addicted to this show. I am a sucker for home buying shows AND anything redneck so this is a perfect mix for me.

I watch it on Destination America but I guess it's also a Discovery show so I guess they must run it too:


Face Off on SyFy entire season thread (Jan 2014)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:42
I haven't seen a thread yet so figured I would start one.

Last season was so epic, but it does look like they have some pretty good talent this season. I really enjoyed some of the looks in episode 2.

Link to show if you don't know what it is: http://www.syfy.com/faceoff

Opposite Worlds - S1 thread

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:28
Anyone watch "Opposite Worlds" on Syfy?

The premise definitely seemed a little (OK: a lot) contrived. And I don't get this whole "winners get to choose which side to live on business". Would anyone really prefer to live like cavemen?

A couple things that stand out to me:
  • This whole idea of the people with immunity getting to choose who competes
  • The idea that the competition for elimination is a single one-on-one contest
  • The physicality of the first battle
I'm not a huge fan of the forced inclusion of twitter into the show, but I am intrigued by the idea that the Wednesday episodes will be shown live...

Questions about standby; Is the fan supposed to run? (And others)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 08:18
Just got a Roamio Pro, so far I really like it. I have a few questions regarding standby:

1. Is the fan supposed to be running when in standby? I put the device into standby using the option in the settings menu but then the fan always runs after that at all times.

2. Is standby the way that you turn this device off? I was surprised to be unable to find a power off button on the remote.

3. Is the Ethernet activity light on the back of the unit supposed to be flashing continuously when in standby?

Thank you

Supernatural - "First Born" - 1/21/14

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 06:30
I really liked this episode in spite of the fact that the boys were separated. I enjoyed Cas FINALLY apologizing to Sam. Yes, it was a blanket apology for everything and anything he's done but for the first time it felt sincere to me and it was just him and Sam. Usually it's Dean he apologize to. I have been bitter since Season 6 of him breaking Sam's wall and this helped me over that.

And Sam. He really doesn't get just how special he is. He makes me sad how willing to sacrifice himself he is lately. I want the Sam that was telling Dean last season "I see the light and if you come with me I can take you to it". I want him to fight to live not fight others about it. But he did seem to take in what Cas said to him so we'll see!

Cain is awesome. I hope that's not the last of him we see. I loved him silencing Crowley. I also loved him just sitting shucking corn while Dean is fighting demons all of the kitchen. And Crowley just continues to be awesome. "You're good but I'm Crowley" :up:

That mark has me both concerned and excited. I think Dean is finally getting a piece of the mytharc and maybe just MAYBE Sam can be the hero saving Dean for once. Please let that be how this is going!!! Jared said in an interview it was going to takes something big for these brothers this time. Well doesn't get much bigger than this.

Roamio Pro Comcast San Jose Problems?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 03:50
Anybody in San Jose - Campbell with Roamio or Premier & Comcast: Are you having problems with your Tivo, or is all OK?

After reading all the problems with Roamios, I'm hesitant to buy a new Roamio until all the bugs are worked out. I've dealt with Comcast and know they are not helpful if there's a problem.

I'm having problems with both my Premiers not getting picture and sound on many HD cable channels in the 700 channel region (MTv, MSNBC, CNBC, COMEDY CENTRAL, etc.)All I get is a message that there's a problem with the signal on the channel (V53). I get Local HD stations & HBO, Showtime, etc. I do receive the equivalent SD channels of MTV, MSNBC,CNBC, etc. Same problem happened on both Tivos at the same time. Comcast DVR hooked up to the same inputs works fine! Comcast blames Tivo, Tivo blames the M-card.

Moca Missing

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 00:12
I have a roamio plus and am using 2 mini's right now in the downstairs of my home.

I have a Tivo HD in an upstairs bedroom and I'm replacing it with a mini.

Now I'll have a total of 3 mini's in the house to share signal from the roamio.

Well… the third mini won't see a moca signal at all.

I get cable service fine on the outlet from the Tivo HD but the mini sees nothing.

Other two mini's work fine.

I have a POE filter installed.

I also switched mini's. I put the new mini downstairs where one of the older working mini's was.

The new mini worked fine.

The old mini which worked fine downstairs I brought upstairs to the trouble spot and it doesn't work there either.

So I figure for some reason moca isn't getting upstairs to that outlet.

but it's getting everywhere else.

Comcast says I only have one POE to the house and everything's connected, so they don't know what to tell me and they don't really support Moca….

So…. any suggestions?

3 used power supplies

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 23:01
They are compatible with these units according to another site:

TiVo TCD540040
TiVo TCD540080
TiVo TCD540140
Humax T800
Humax T2500

I will take $70 for all 3.

Black Sails not showing up as new

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:37
I'm on TWC and I've noticed that the first episode of Black Sails on Starz does not have the new flag set so I had to set it as a manual recording. The 15 minute short about the series recorded just fine becuase it did have the flag.