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Has anyone seen anything about adding markets for Xfinity VOD?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:31
I did a few searches and did not find anything. Is there any news about taking this to other markets? What are the limitations for them? Thanks!

Simultaneous Viewing?

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:08
As I contemplate my system upgrade with my in-transit Roamio Plus, I have different need I haven't seen expressed here.

I currently have 2 premiers, and connect them via the component outputs to the home theater system in the livingroom, but also take the composite output on both system and modulate them on unused analog cable channels. I then repeat the IR remote signals back to the units via twisted pair.

One of the advantages of this setup is that we can watch the same recorded program on multiple sets throughout the house. Is there any combination of Roamios, Minis (and Premiers) that will allow viewing the same program on multiple sets simultaneously?

'Sleep' functionality (esp on mini's)

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:45
Need the ability to have ability to program an IR 'sleep' button - a must for our bedroom mini's. I don't want to invest another 50 or 100 on a replacement remote. I'd even go for using the 'input' key if possible to use the tv's sleep IR cmd.

2014 Golden Globe Nominees

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:38
Best Motion Picture - Drama
"12 Years A Slave"
"Captain Phillips"

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Chiwetel Ejifor - "12 Years A Slave"
Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Tom Hanks - "Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford - "All is Lost"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Emma Thompson - "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet - "Labor Day"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams - "American Hustle"
Julie Delpy - "Before Midnight"
Greta Gerwig - "Francis Ha"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Enough Said"
Meryl Streep - "August: Osage County"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale - "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern - "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Her"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Bruhl - "Rush"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years A Slave"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass - "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell - "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"

Best Animated Feature Film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
"All is Lost"
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"The Book Thief"
"12 Years A Slave"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Atlas - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Let It go - "Frozen"
Ordinary Love - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Please Mr. Kennedy - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Sweeter than Fiction - "One Chance"

Best Television Series - Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Rec"

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
James Spader, "The Blacklist"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is The New Black"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Michael J. Fox, "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"Dancing on the Edge"
"Top of the Lake"
"White Queen"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
Rebecca Ferguson, "White Queen"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge"
Janet McTeer, "White Queen"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Rob Lowe, "Behind the Candelabra"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Corey Stoll, "House of Cards"
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

FS: Tivo Premiere w/ Lifetime Service, & Slide Remote.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:27
I have a Like new condition premiere with lifetime on it.. original remote (unused) and the slide remote (lightly used)

can give you extra cables and such if needed as well...

selling for $250 shipped (FEDEX) in CONUS... will accept paypal


Rob Reiner To Produce & Direct Series Adaptation Of Novel ‘Basket Case’ For Spike

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:56

Very much looking forward to this. Hiassen and Reiner seem like a great match. Seems like a pretty impressive get for Spike to get Reiner on board. Hopefully that will lead to a good cast...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "The Bridge" 12/10/13

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 07:03
Surprised there was no thread yet, everyone losing interest?

I thought this was a decent episode as setup for hopefully something interesting in the next one.

What advantage were the new extremis soldiers getting by being virtually covered with those caterpillar devices as opposed to the single one that the other guy had.

Survivor - Blood vs Water : OAD 12-11-2013

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 06:39
Drat! I was mostly convinced Monica was going to flip and hoping that she would. I was also hoping this would be the end of RI, but I was pretty sure it wasn't. It just doesn't feel right starting the last episode with over 1/3 of the players still in the game.

Ciera winning the challenge was a good lesson in not giving up but I would bet big that lightning doesn't strike twice.

As for the final RI challenge, I hope Hayden wins it and goes on to win it all.

Dalton's recap: http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/survivo...er-episode-13/

Roamio Plus And What???

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 01:21
I have my roamio plus -- and purchased 2 mini's to replace 2 of my tivo HD's

I have two more tivo hd's in my house that we never really use. (in a guest room and the garage)

We use very little of the roamio's capacity. Only 3 person household and 1 is a toddler who watches little TV

Our hard drive is always less than 5% full.

One of my tivo HD's died. (the one in the guest room) It has lifetime so tivo wants to give me a 2-tuner premiere for it… for free or I could pay half price and get a tivo mini.

I would rather the mini because then i have 1 tivo (roamio) doing all the recording and the mini lets me access that same list without transferring, it's just instant access.

a 2-tuner premiere doesn't do that right???

it just seems silly to pay for the mini when I could get the two tuner premiere for free.

but i have to admit i love having the mini's and just 1 main tivo.

i ideally would have all mini's and 1 main tivo, so that i can access the same recording list no matter where i am in the house.

what would you do?

2 tuner premiere or multi room instant viewing mini

Help in using QUICKFLIX on Tivo

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 01:16

The new Quickflix (replacing CASPA) is now available on TIVO in NZ - yipee..

However, i can't use it. can anyone help.

ALL the options available to me (i've found 3 so far), assume that a person is NOT a member of quickflix, & asks you to create an account.

i am a member of quickflix, & i can't join / link my Tivo, because it tells me i'ma lready a member & asks me to log in (i *AM* logged into tivo, and to quickflix)..

Ps - i've tried just joining, & also the transfer caspa balance options - both dont work (as above)..

Can anyone sucessfully join their TIVo to quickflix that is ALREADY a member of quickflix ?

Thank you for any step-by-step guidance.

Starting and Ending Recording

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 23:30
With all the digital information in the video stream you would think a TIVO could tell when a program actually started and ended.
Especially since the TIVO clock is not synchronized with the cable and station clocks; and since many stations are not accurate on their schedules.

I frequently get 30 seconds of the previous program and minutes chopped off the end.

pyTivo connects to Mac from XL4 but red xes

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 23:23
Worked until just recently, now no folders show, just all the files and all have red x next t them. Reinstalled pyTivo on another machine with OS 10.8.5 instead of 10.7 and same problem. Really miss being able to load videos onto the tivo from Mac!

B Sort By Date

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 21:24
When I press the B button to sort by date on the Roamio, can the highlight please go to the top of the list. The latest recordings are at the top of the list.


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:48
Is there a way to set a sleep mode on the mini? Or a way to 'teach' the remote my tv's sleep command?

I use it in my bedroom, and not being able to 'sleep' is making it very un-wifey...

- or -

Does the roamio remote work with the mini? And is it 'learning' capable?

Ethernet lights solid, all the time

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:55
I just noticed on my roamio basic, which is connected with an Ethernet cable, that the 2 lights on the Ethernet jack are always lit solid. There is a green light, and an orange light. Even when I unplug the Ethernet cable, they are lit solid. Is this normal ?

Mini Moca Issue

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:39
Just got off Tivo for the second time tonight...very frustrating. Came home tonight and the mini's moca link was down. Did the usual (reset mini, XL4, airport extreme) and that didn't really change anything.

In short...
-XL4 is the moca/ethernet bridge. Working great now for 5+ months. Link status on XL4 shows down.
-Mini is able to see live TV. Link status is up. Unable to see the guide and My Shows gives an error message about unable to see the XL4. Can connect to Tivo service. Network status on mini shows lots of data being sent and shows the peer node mac address that matches the XL4.

During the power cycle on the mini, screen froze on the issue mentioned in the post "New Mini Issue". Just a blue circle that was doing nothing. Recycled power again and it came up.

My guess, and I'm no expert, is that there might have been an update to the mini today that is causing these problems. Maybe it was to the XL4...who knows. Both show different software versions, but that might be normal since they are different platforms.

Called up Tivo...asked customer service if there was an update today and he didn't know.

Has anyone experienced something like this? I'd like to add another mini to the moca network, but there's no way the wife will allow that if I can't get this working. Please help!

Want to buy USB DONGLE for Slide remote

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 18:40
PM me.
the USB dongle from either slide remote will work fine.

Survivorman is BACK!

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:42
I received this via email today:


Hey everyone! We're excited to announce that Discovery Channel US, Science Channel US and Travel + Escape in Canada are set to air 8 BRAND NEW Survivorman episodes THIS January 2014!

It's a new beginning for Les, offering a variety of episodes and adventures all packed into one incredible season! The new season sees Les tackle classic Survivorman expeditions, shoot the first-ever episodes of Survivorman & Son with his son Logan, and push the limits to survive in Bigfoot territory!

Not subscribed to Travel + Escape Channel? Don't worry! Click here to subscribe www.travelandescape.ca.

While we can't tell you much, the first episode to air will be a classic Survivorman expedition in the Mitre Peninsula, a remote peninsula located on the easternmost tip of Isla Grande in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. This part of Patagonia is known as being particularly unforgiving and inaccessible due to the ever-changing weather, the absence of roads or paths and a combination of cliffs, peat bogs, forest and valleys. Despite efforts to settle in the peninsula that included seal fur factories, gold mining, logging and cattle ranching, no venture has ever endured the harsh environment. Les will be dropped into this inhospitable landscape and left to survive with no food, no shelter, no water, and no safety gear or camera crew. I'm looking forward to the new episodes. I happened to catch his specials that aired recently about his top 5 Dangers and top 5 ways/methods/tools for Fire, Shelter, Food, MacGuyverisms, and Water. They were pretty interesting even though they were nearly entirely scenes from previously aired episodes.

I haven't found an actual air date/time for the new episodes. Hopefully my ARWL will catch them!

Hd to sd conversion?

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:42
I have started saving shows on a PC. Some of the show are in HD. Is there away to convert these to sd to save space?


Wed, 12/11/2013 - 13:29
My new Roamio, the "device to rule them all" as in play anything and everything does not seem to know how to play MP4 files. The only way I can play them is convert them to MPEG2 files.

Am I doing something wrong, or is Tivo just full of it with their advertising? Because if the Roamio can't play MP4 files, it's abilities to handle lots of different file types like you would see with Internet and streaming TV is, well, nothing.

Anybody know anything about this?