Your #1 dedicated resource center to buy, discuss, and chat on the use of TiVo powered products and services such as Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3.
Updated: 1 hour 28 min ago
Just a heads up.
There are two new specials on BBCA tonight starting at 9:00pm (EST).
Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS at 9:00 and The Science of Doctor Who at 10:00.
It seems as most of the issues that crop up with the Premiere involve moving through the menus and utilizing the GUI. Would it be possible to turn a Premiere into a basic server that would complete all the functions of a DVR, just without a connection to a TV and just use Minis to connect to the device. I have a mini attached to my Premiere that operates very well with speed not only for remote viewing but also the apps. And with the extra processing headroom not having to generate graphics it should improve overall speed for other parts of the OS. I don't know how much re-write of the OS it would take to accomplish that, but it could gain some extra life out of existing hardware in the field and open the door to sell some more Minis with subscriptions.
I previously owned DirecTV Tivo units, but have switched to cable. I just bought the base Premiere model earlier this year. It's okay, more recording glitches than I'd like and not very snappy, but it beats the cable co's DVR.
I've been reading about the Roamio and just got an offer to upgrade and transfer service. I'm weighing the options between switching to the Roamio vs. keeping the Premiere and adding an HDHomerun or Ceton network tuner for an HTPC with WMC (which I already have).
Can I stream live TV directly to a PC and change channels or watch a recording while someone else is watching on the main unit without a performance hit on either end? And without a Tivo Stream box?
I'm interested in the Roamio if it can really feed a full live TV and DVR experience to two rooms/TVs at the same time from a single M-card without glitches or performance lag on either end. I'd also like to hear if the Roamio is generally more reliable than the Premiere, in terms of fewer missed recordings and random reboots.
Well, they got me. Before this episode I didn't once think that Pan was anything other than what he appeared. Once the father appeared so much in the episode, I guessed someone it was him, and it was.
Does anyone understand what the deal was between Rumpelstiltskin's father and the shadow? We've talked about it at work and we don't understand it at all.
I have a theory, but I wanted to hear what others thought.
Plot flaw but nothing like in Season 2: WHY IN THE WORLD WAS CARRIE EVEN THERE?
They have a shortage of field agents?
If she had been even glimpsed at the scene the whole mission would have been blown.
How many times are we going to see Carrie stomp off and leave the van while she's being told to stay put?
How about putting someone else with her in the van to hold her back?
Now we're supposed to buy that Carrie blew it all for her baby daddy. B.S. She would have dumped the baby.
Speculation: Fara's dad calls Iran and blows her cover.
I don't suppose they ever sweep the home of the acting DIRECTOR OF THE CIA to look for transmitters.
So Saul knows that Brody got out on Carrie's underground railroad?
How do I turn off DIAL on the TIVO Premier? I have Chromecast and now after the update my list of devices has doubled. So I would like to turn it off on the TIVO.
Tol' ya that Peter Gibbons was up to something.
How was he so sure that she would confess right there on the stairs?
Remember when the friend of Roger's hassled Gillian in the restaurant while she was dining with Roy? Now we know he staged that.
What did Uncle June, Esq. think he owed to "Louis?" He knew that Jimmy killed him?
I guess Daughter called Narcisse to tell him where Chalky was.
"You broke my heart, Eli." He gets to wear the best hat, too.
Aside: I was thinking it was only due to my dim DLP TV that I could barely make out the "black bear on a moonless midnight" scene action. I just watched on the web and it's just as dark and impossible to see.
Like: I knew that "uncle" had to be a surprise actor and guessed it was Lou Gossett a minute before I could see it was him.
I just noticed that when you are recording three shows on the mother unit, you CANNOT get live TV on the Mini if on the mother unit the active tuner is not on one of the three programs recording. If you change the tuner on the mother unit onto one of the channels that is recording, then live TV is available on the Mini.
This isn't a good thing and I'm not sure why it is this way. Perhaps it is this way so two viewers, one on the mother unit, one on the Mini, don't interfere with each other, e.g., pausing, etc?
I posted this in the update topic but it's clearly going to be lost in that 22 page thread. This is not a huge issue, but it's a bit annoying. Since the most recent TiVo update I need two steps to set a recording from the guide. After the previous update, if I opened the guide, chose a program and pressed "select" the program would immediately be set to record. Now a dialog box comes up requiring confirmation to record the program (this is the way it was BEFORE the previous update). Why would TiVo go back to requiring two steps to record rather than the much simpler one step??? And is there a shortcut to reinstate the one-step record? Thanks.
NOOOOOOOOOOOO Spoilers ahead i guess......
It has happened CBS has Officially ordered spin off to How I Met Your Mother and most of you already guessed as to what it will be and you are RIGHT . HOW I MET YOUR DAD
I'm clearing out my house and have 3 old Series 2 Tivos (two are DT 649-xxxx, one the older 240-xxxx). No lifetime--all previously subscribed.
Is there any value to these on the ebay/craigslist market? Won't waste my time for only a few bucks, but if people actually can use these things, even for parts, I'll post them. Otherwise, off to electronics recycling.
Anyone ever heard of Simple.TV? They are coming out with an OTA DVR that can stream 5 channels, remotely access content, and DVR capability with full tv guide. It does not come with a hard drive so you have to factor in that additional cost.
Looks like an interesting alternative.
I skipped the last piece on instruments made of or trash in Paraguay.
Was a pretty good ep although it seemed like a positive almost fluff PR/ad piece for GoPro. I was impressed by the footage they showed though and the piece did its job: making me aware of the producct.
The Henry Grossman piece will probably have extra meaning for those who were alive during JFK's presidency and during Beatlemania (not me).
The baseball wives had to go. It was clear that they were the worst team.
I didn't like the reason the ER doctors gave for U-turning the Afghanimals. It was stupid of them to lie about it, but it's hardly grounds for U-turning them.
And Jason and Amy talked a big game, but when pushed come to shove, they chickened out and didn't U-turn Pinky and No Brain.
Talking about not having a brain, how clueless are those two? They couldn't find the tower that everybody else found right away? :confused:
Let's make a list of the Classic "Must See" episodes of the past:
I Love Lucy with the candy conveyer belt
WKRP in Cincinnatti: The Thanksgiving Episode ("I thought Turkeys could fly!"
Newhart, season finale
The Bob Newhart Show: Thanksgiving Episode (with Chinese food: Moo Goo Goo Goo)
Seinfeld: Masters of your Domain
I really enjoyed this show and my SP is set.
Wow, nice. I was not thrilled to think we'd be leaving the prison with all those unresolved issues, but this was a great episode. New locations, new people. It was nice to get away for a bit.
I thought David Morrissey did a fantastic job. I wasn't sure they could bring him back after the massacre last season but they did. It was interesting to get a perspective from a group who had been locked away and had basically no experience with walkers. I think it's unlikely that they hadn't figured out the head shot requirement by now though. You shoot something 5 times in the chest and it doesn't go down, you're definitely going to try for the head.
My two pet peeves: in what universe does he not explain everything to them immediately: especially how their father will turn when he dies? That's so dangerous! But also the way they're attracted to noise and they need to be quiet when they're walking on the road, etc. And second the way the younger woman just sort of fell over for no reason and twister her ankle. Bogus.
Just a note: I know we don't discuss it here but David Morrissey was on Talking Dead this week and it was really good; he has interesting and insightful things to say about the Governor (as I guess you'd expect). Most of the time I FF through all the conversation and just watch the special behind the scenes stuff on TD but this week I watched it all. If you get a chance you should record it.
On CableCARD-equipped TiVos before Roamio, the CableCARD pairing info was stored on the hard drive. I've always made a point of paring the M-card before making my backup. That way I didn't need to call the cableCo for a re-pairing if I ever had to restore from a backup image.
With the OS now in firmware on the Roamio models, does anyone know if the CableCARD pairing data are still on the HD? Or do they now store that in flash RAM or some such?
So interesting to see the Governor back and yet not the way he was.
It sort of makes more sense of what we were seeing before - I didn't realize the scene with the fire and the three tents and the walker was from...well...from last season end. Then he is left and just wanders.
The whole new dynamic of him and the three women that need him and especially him and what he is seeing Megan as his new Penny.
A big thumbs up for this one.