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I live in Raleigh, NC and Time Warner Cable seems to have copy protection turned on at times for a channel that is available OTA. I record Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nightline, and Katie from 11:33 p.m. to 2:05 a.m. from our local ABC affiliate, WTVD HD, from the cable box. OTA it is 11.1, but from the Time Warner Cable box it is 1111. I can record these programs OK, but when Katie ends, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire comes on, and my Pioneer DVR pauses recording, saying the show is copy-protected. Fortunately I am not interested in that show anyway, it's just that I catch the first few minutes of it at the end of recording the earlier shows. I am not even trying to record the HDMI output, since my Pioneer DVR does not support it; I am recording the output of the cable box to my Pioneer DVR using composite cables, and yet I am seeing copy protection issues with two OTA channels.
I do not currently use Tivo but I thought this would be the best place to ask about this because Tivo users will certainly have the most experience with copy protection. I read somewhere that copy protection (or maybe it is CCI?) is not allowed on OTA stations, even if those stations are rebroadcast on cable.
The same thing happens when our local MeTV affiliate, OTA 50.2 (Time Warner Cable 151) airs The Dick Van Dyke Show. Suddenly the copy protection (or CCI, or whatever it is) is turned on. This only happens when I try to record from the cable box. If I use my Magnavox recorder which has a digital tuner and can tune the channels directly, it does not have a problem with copy protection.
Still, my understanding is that the cable companies are not allowed to restrict copying on programs that air on channels that are available OTA, even when they are rebroadcast on cable. Note that this only happens when I try to record from the Cisco cable boxes. For some reason there is no copy protection on the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes, even though Cisco took over Scientific Atlanta. I am guessing it is because the Scientific Atlanta boxes are older and maybe don't have the firmware needed to support copy protection? Since the copy protection does not occur when using my Magnavox DVR's digital tuner, and it does not occur with the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes, it appears to only be an issue for the Cisco cable boxes, and right now it is only for a few programs on the ABC affiliate channel and the MeTV affiliate channel, but I am worried this is going to expand.
Can I file a complaint against Time Warner Cable with the FCC, and if so, how do I do that? There is no point in complaining to TWC--I could not even get them to fix issues I had with my cable signal in the past. My complaints about that went nowhere and I kept calling until a supervisor told me it would be better if I hired an electrician to fix the signal problem. If they are non-responsive to signal problem reports, they certainly are not going to be responsive to my complaints about the copy protection on the OTA channels.
I recently replaced three Series 3 boxes with a Roamio Pro and two Minis. Since I pad all of my recordings, I tend to utilize more tuners than most people. I just checked the "To Do" List", and it looks like my machine will be using 5 tuners at once tonight. During this time, I won't even be able to stream live TV to one of the Minis. I guess six tuners isn't as many as I first thought. :)
Includes the peanut remote, power and hdmi cables it came with, as well as the original 320 GB drive it came with which you can keep as a backup.
$350 or best offer
(sorry I tried to update the thread title but it didn't work so I made a new thread)
Season 2 thread. If there is enough interest, please feel free to start weekly threads and we can let this one die.
I'm still liking this show a lot.
Juliet is my favorite character. She's just got so many layers. I love to hate her, but I also actually like here sometimes, too. And she did not disappoint this ep.
Not crazy about the flashbacks/dreams. We already know the back story of Rayna and Deacon so I'm not sure what the point was of us seeing Rayna seeing that while she was in the coma? But at least she's awake now and we don't have to deal with an amnesia storyline.
Scarlett and Gunner are my least favorite storyline still, but not hating them as much as I did last season.
Alright, so I am a bit frustrated at Tivo here. Let me know if you think I am out of place in my thinking.
First off, I have a TivoHD and I now can't get some channels on Fios due to the MPEG4 changes. The first part of my frustration with Tivo comes with the fact that the TivoHD supports MPEG4 (as shown by the Australian Tivo and Netflix), so this is pure "planned obsolescence." It had been known for years that the cable companies were going to move to MPEG4.
That said, I called up Tivo a week ago and they offer me a deal that was apparently offered a while back. $50 off a Premiere 4 and $200 off lifetime service for it ($498 total). This is of course not a deal, since MSD wise I already get $100 off and the box is easily found at >$80 off. More specifically, an example would be Tivo selling them through Woot for $149 with an included Stream. With MSD that would be $548 total with the included stream. So really, Tivo wasn't offering me anything special (and in some ways a worse deal). The deal offer gets more offensive when you think about the fact that the Premiere is now an obsolete product to Tivo. They are trying to get me to spend $500 on an outdated product, that I have no idea if the core functionality will be broken tomorrow on.
Now, I fully believe that they should offer me something special. They chose to make the box obsolete ahead of its "lifetime." Really, I think I should get a free lifetime on the replacement box as a consolation for the fact that they "broke" it intentionally. (Maybe a bit harsh in words, but they could have easily provided the functionality.)
So I call them back today. I explain how I feel that they have wronged me by knowingly not implementing something they new would be used in the near future. Then I said that I don't want an already out of date box (Premiere). Could they just provide the $200 discount on a box that I am less likely to fall prey to the same issues in the next couple of years (Roamio)? After waiting for 15 or so minutes on the phone for the rep to talk to a supervisor. The answer is NO (no offer of any kind). Basically, Tivo's failure is my loss. I guess I didn't expect much, but this new Tivo would be my 5th. I didn't think I was asking for too much.
Sad thing is I am perfectly happy with my TivoHD, I don't need to upgrade. However, if I am forced to upgrade, I am not going to spend my money on something that is already out of date.
Done. Alright, frustration vented.
Another US ripoff of a UK series ("The Syndicate").
Apparently we're all still too stupid to understand what a "syndicate" is vs. a "lottery pool."
They work at a gas station now, not a grocery store. But the gas station is going to get sold to a chain, just like the grocery store was. Pitiful they can't even be bothered to come up with their own ideas. Even the characters are the same... a set of brothers (even in the same situations), an overweight woman... blah blah blah blah.
Season pass deleted.
If you think you might like the story, go get the UK version. History says that if this even makes it to the season finale without being canceled, the UK version will still be better.
I couldn't stop watching it. I just finished all 4 seasons. 5th and 6th coming in the future. It is a very intense can't stop watching it show. Great characters. IT is more of a rated-R movie than a watered down glossy network tv show.
French show. French police. French Law system. Subtitles. Don't let that stop you.
(I usually don't watch the previews, so this may not be a new thing)
Wow.. I was so shocked to hear that. The networks are now embracing DVR. I guess they are giving up.
Or it could be that NBC is owned by Comcast, which sells DVR service.
Took the second Multi stream cablecard from the Series 3 and put it in the XL4. I was getting ready to call Comcast to get the card paired when I went to the XL4 and found all the channels active. Not just the over the air ABC, NBC, etc, but other HD channels on the extended tier. We have no pay channels like HBO or Showtime. Everything available on the Series 3 is available on the XL4 with out contacting Comcast. I also have access to Xfininty on demand. Any guesses on who this is working?
I have a Roamio base model and three TVs - 1 TV has only coax running to it, the others have direct ethernet but no Coax. The coax has access to my router so I would like to do the following:
Direct connect my roamio to the network.
Use the coax only TV to do EoC (ethernet over coax) and buy a Tivo mini
Will the network recognize the mini even though it is over coax? What if I only had that TV using MoCa and the rest on direct connect via Cat5? Thanks for advice.
I have a unique setup and bought the base model Roamio for OTA capability (no cable). I bought HDMI extenders over CAT5 and assumed it would work (works on other devices so I know the cables are working). When I connect the roamio I get nothing but I know that my TV is receiving a signal because the HDMI input is highlighted. I assume that the handshake between the roamio and HDMI extenders not working? Tech support was useless - they just said we do not support HDMI extenders. I refuse to go composite to cat5 due to poor resolution so this is my only logical option. Any advice?
Still one of the funniest shows on TV. Laughed harder for more scenes than probably every other new sitcom put together.
Jay & Manny standing in front of the courthouse, gay couples lined up to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in CA. Jay & Manny are there to get Manny's birth certificate so he can go to Columbia. But of course, the dozens of gay couples standing around don't know that.
Manny: "I think I'm too young"
Jay: "I already paid for you and your mother said it was ok"
I see threads from 2006 asking for this. It seems obvious. Please allow us to have folders! Then I could put my sons stuff in his folders and wife's stuff in her folders. It would make me a better husband!! :)
My understanding is that iOS 7 allows apps to upload and download in the background, doing away with the 'ten-minute rule.' Does anyone know if this means the quirk where you have to keep the TiVo app in the foreground of an unlocked iPhone/iPad for shows to download will be a thing of the past? So far, it seems that there hasn't been any change.
Man, I was hoping the returning players would lose so they could vote Colton out.
And why do they always vote out the hot chicks early in the game?
I transferred a bunch of shows from my old Premiere XL to my new Roamio Pro that I had kept around for archival purposes with "Keep Until I Delete", but they came over with the default "Keep Until" settings (not surprised). The problem is that I can only mark half of them "Keep Until I Delete" on the Pro. The others allow me to click on that setting, but they just ignore it. On many of the shows, it was literally every other show that allowed me to change the setting vs. not. I also transferred one of the problem shows again and the new copy is also ignoring the delete settings.
My Roamio Pro has not recorded any suggestions in 3 days now even though I have it set to record suggestions. This has persisted through a number of reboots, and I even went through guided setup a second time to see if that would help.
Previously, I had a Roamio Plus that I bought last week, but I decided I wanted the extra storage of the Pro and, for the price difference compared to buying a 3TB AV-GP drive, I'd rather have it all under warranty and on BB free financing so I went back and got a Pro to replace it.
My experience with setting up the Plus was much better than my experience with setting up the Pro (though the cablecards were a nightmare in both situations). With the Plus, once I got the cablecard paired it started right up, I transferred my Season Passes online and then moments later went to the box and reordered them back into a sane order (I know it probably isn't really necessary with 6 tuners, but better safe than sorry). It also happily started recording suggestions on the first day.
Now contrast that to my Pro. The setup went fine, but when I went to transfer the Season Passes online it was refusing to take. I forced a few service connections and then it allowed me to transfer them (was pretty sure I gave it similar amount of time to get its bearings as the Plus, but it was definitely more finicky about allowing me to transfer the SP). I didn't bother to reorder them right away and it was the next day before I went in to check their order. About half of them showed up as "Corrupt, Please delete". I read online about the problem and waited another day and forced a few service connections, but I still had a whole bunch of those. Finally I downloaded kmttg and transferred them that way and it went much better. Very puzzling that the transfer worked very well the first time for the Plus, but the Pro never really took to the online version of the transfer. And now, on the 4th day after getting the Pro running, it still has never recorded a suggestion. With so much more disk space you'd think it would be chomping at the bit to record some stuff.
Any ideas? I read a suggestion somewhere to turn the suggestions off and on again, possibly with reboots in between. Others reported that going through that dance did not fix the problem for them. I did the off and on with a service connection in between and still no go. I would try it again with reboots in between, but it is currently showing that tonight's service update is pending and I have a few recordings tonight so I don't want to interrupt them for this experiment. I'll try that later tonight.
Another suggestion was to clear thumb ratings, but it is brand new and doesn't have any yet (other than the season passes that I transferred, if they imply a thumbs up). Also, the Plus started recording suggestions without any thumbs up work needed...?
Any other ideas? Do suggestions just take longer for some TiVos?
Why would Tivo include wireless when they have said it's not fast enough for MRV?
I'm trying to connect to TiVo service to send in some logs for troubleshooting and also email Margret, but when I try to it says:
"Temporarily Unavailable - This option will be unavailable until a scheduled software update occurs at 2am."
Anyone have a clue what this update is? Could it be a long awaited fix for the issues a lot of us are experiencing? I'm about to give up on my Pro but I'd be willing to hang one more day if anyone has any concrete evidence.
I have a new Roamio Pro, and have now gotten two failed recordings, both for the same show, New Girl. Everything else is recording fine, but for this show it stopped after two minutes and the recording is just black.
Anyone else see this? Is there anything I can do? My wife so far is very unimpressed with the Roamio because of less than reliable nature of the device compared to our XL.