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Supernatural - "Dog Dean Afternoon" - 11/5/13

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:40
Well. I'm not sure what to even say about this episode.
It was fun I supposed. I did enjoy a few things about Dean being a dog. The absentminded continuing of "fetch" with Sam's napkin and Sam's "really?" expression every time. I also liked Dean's "You think we like that?" about the dog staying in the car. :D

Otherwise, it was just a typical silly MOW. And Jared live tweeted the episode and was very open about how much he and Jensen were not happy with the voices of the dogs.

Otherwise, Jared wins the acting again on that fast transformation from Sam to Zeke healing back to confused Sam. I mean wow guys. Then him asking Dean why the baddie said he didn't know what he was. It's all starting to unravel here!!!

Looking forward to next week! It's back to the myth arc and should be a really great episode!

Tivo Roamio Pro MoCa issue

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 13:41
Hello all,

I previously had two Premier XL4's running on a MoCa network (that one of the XL4's created) and it worked fine. I just upgraded to a Roamio Pro and Mini and every time I turn MoCa on (on the Pro) my internet connection speed goes from 55Mbps to .32Mbps (to the point where Tivo won't connect and web pages won't load on my laptop.

Here is the set up:

Coax goes in the house to a splitter, one cable goes to the Tivo and one goes to the cable modem (then to a wireless N router). The router then runs an Ethernet cable to the Tivo. The Mini upstairs is connected via coax. This is the exact same setup I had previously and it worked fine. I spoke to two techs at Tivo and neither could fix it. Anybody have any ideas to try before I determine it is a hardware failure (and have to copy all my shows to another pro again)?

I should add that I tested all the cables (coax and Ethernet) and they are all good.

Thanks in advance.

Patrick

Roamio plus OOH download issues

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:57
Trying to download a program stored on my TiVO to my iPad mini (running ios 6) with the TiVO app that was just updated yesterday (Nov 6).

I can start the download but after about 5 minutes or so the download simply pauses, I have to then restart the download and it again will work for about 5 minutes and pause again.

Anybody else seeing this behavior?

-TL

No Cnet videos?

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 09:28
I set up my new Roamio Plus yesterday.

Everything went great but I can't figure out how to activate the CNet videos I used to get on my Premier.

Any ideas?

Four free tivos (one with cachecard)

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 08:20
Ok - so we have 4 Tivos to go to a good home or homes for free.
2 were certainly known as working against the AltEPG using dial-up until we stopped using them (one with a 250MB drive, one with 2 of the original 40 MB drives)

There are also 2 we picked up as spares in case our main machines failed. One of these has a cache card. Neither machine has been tested.
Pretty sure we have cables and remotes for all of these

Pick up only in Elstead Surrey (between Godalming and Farnham).

Roamio Pro + Mini - which to install first

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 08:13
I'm replacing an XL4/Stream/HD with a Roamio and a Mini.

Thinking I should hook up the Mini to the existing XL4 and then add the Roamio, move shows from XL4 to Roamio, and then decommission the XL4.

Thoughts?

FS Moca Adaptors

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 06:48
Ok So the Stream sold quickly

I have a total of 4 Moca Adaptors/Routers I dont need anymore.

I have one Actiontec ECB2500C that I will sell for 35 shipped

I have 2 Actiontec MI424 Rev. F Routers I was using as Moca adaptors I will also sell for 35 shipped each

And I have one Actiontech MI424 Rev. A I will see for 25 shipped.

Let me know

WTB: TiVo HD w/lifetime

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 22:58
I am about to cut the cord and want an OTA recording solution.

Looks like the sweet spot is a TiVo HD. I am looking to pay $200 shipped. This is a couple of bucks less than they run on eBay, but selling directly cuts out some eBay fees.

This should be a TiVoHD in good working order.

I would consider a Premiere for an extra $50 or an original S3 for $50 less.

PM me offers.

pixelization and purple horizontal lines

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 22:44
My S3 just started showing major pixelization and purple horizontal lines today (live TV, menus and shows recorded today). What's really strange is that shows that I recorded before today will play fine other than the purple horizontal lines. Shows that I recorded today are unwatchable because of the pixelization, audio dropouts and the horizontal lines (same problem with live tv).

I've rebooted several times and the problem does not go away. When I reboot, the screen looks fine until it gets past the "Almost There" screen. Once that disappears, the purple horizontal lines appear.

I also checked under DVR Diagnostics and see a lot of RS Uncorrected.

Any idea what this problem could be? I did a search here but didn't find much. Does it sound like a power supply issue?

Dynamic tuner allocation, explanation please

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:04
I have received the software update with DTA. I recently noticed that my Premier xl4 only has three tuners available if the mini hasn't gone to screensaver, i.e., was recently being used. When you hit info and scroll down, it says one of the tuners is being used by another TiVo. The tuner apparently WILL become available for a fourth recording, but not for a live tuner on the xl4 if 3 programs are recording.

Is this correct? Workaround?

Toast Tivo Transfer

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 20:56
Does Toast Tivo Transfer work with Roamio...?? Tivo DVR does not populate within the app..Yes the Media Access Key is in there too...?? :confused:

Im aware of other options, but was curious if anyone is using this program successfully..

New user old time forum member

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 20:19
I have a series 2 tivo and want to get rid of the two tw dvrs and go with a new Romio . I have an older 57 inch tv that has a dvr input or component inputs and wondered if the newer Model: TCD848000 will work with the component inputs until I can get a new hdmi tv. Thank you for any input.

TiVo review in today's NY TIMES

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 20:04

Errors, and Drop-Outs, and Quirks, Oh My!

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:40
I started to set up my shiny new Roamio Pro last night, getting the CableCard paired and channels working. Tonight, I called Tivo to purchase Lifetime service for the box.

The real problems started tonight. When I tried to connect to the Tivo Service over Wi-Fi, which worked fine last night, I got a failure that it couldn't connect to the gateway. So I decided since I have a lot of stuff to transfer from my Series 3 1TB anyway, I'd just go wired. So I switched over and still couldn't connect to the Tivo Service. So I rebooted the Tivo as well as my switch and router.

I finally connected to Tivo long enough for the box to determine it has Lifetime. But I got a failure a few moments after that. The network test passed, so I rebooted it again.

After that reboot, it had the correct MAK. But it won't display shows from either my Tivo S3 or Tivo HD. It's also very hit-or-miss in showing the pytivo folder or my server folder. And I'm seeing C133 errors frequently.

From my PC, I did 1000 pings to the wired port and lost 131 of those. I've swapped out the Ethernet cable and connected to a different port on the switch. I'm still getting dropped packets.

Additionally, I've had the same failure to return from Standby on occasion. Thankfully, I had read the suggestion to use the power button on the face of the Roamio to turn it off (well, Standby) and back on.

Another oddity is that somehow during the Tivo reboot, there is a brief period where the remote in RF mode emits a burst of IR that turns on *both* my other Tivos. (Must be using Remote Code 0).

Finally, I've found that when I can navigate my pytivo folder, there is no way to move back UP the folder tree. One the Tivo S3, there is NO issue walking up and down the tree. Yet Roamio is missing this functionality?

Yeesh. This is NOT smooth. I was willing to overlook things like the "UKNOWN" references on the menu.

Maybe I just got a bad unit? It's crazy to have so many issues, right?

TCD-652 Dead No Lights, No Signal

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:19
Last night my TV said "no signal" when on the Tivo input. I figured the cat had knocked off the cable on my splitter. Today I discover no lights on the front of the tivo but it is plugged in and warm. I unplugged/replugged and could feel the hard drive spinning (don't think it was the fan) but no lights and no signal. It's an HD series 3 with a couple year old 1TB drive with lifetime of course. No hints of problems until this failure.Thanks for any advice.

Does Tivo Desktop now do Season Passes?

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 18:15
Hi, I'm planning to upgrade a series 3 to a roamio. The Tivo service rep told me on the phone that if I buy the "app" on their web page, I would be able to transfer my season pass list. I've got the old, free version of Tivo Desktop and it does not have this feature. The web page for the new version does not note that season pass backup and restoration is a feature. Can anyone confirm or deny this capability?

To be clear, I'm not talking about transferring the shows, but rather the season pass settings themselves.
Thank you!

Two IP/Mac Addresses

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 17:19
My Fios Actiontec Router shows two separate IP addresses and corresponding MAC addresses for my Tivo Roamio Pro. They are identical except for one IP ends in 1.6, MAC ending in f0 and another 1.7, MAC ending in f1. I am do not have a Mini to stream to and I have not enabled wireless (to my knowledge). I do have a Tivo HD (IP ending in 1.5) that I transfer to and from (it won't allow streaming). My set up is purely MoCA. Is this normal?

Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:44
This week it seems the listings for TBWWKB are showing the 5:00pm showing of the show as the "new" one, rather than as the rerun of the previous night's show. This is not correct. My DVR recorded the show yesterday (Monday) at 5, where the program description said Soledad O'Brian was the guest, but I watched it and it was the Mixtape episode they showed on Sunday. And since the DVR thought it had recorded Soledad, it didn't record the 11:00pm episode, which really was the first broadcast of that episode. It finally recorded the Soledad episode today (Tuesday) at 5pm, thinking it was the one with the Tuesday night's guests, which of course won't be broadcast until 11 tonight.

At least it is recording all the episodes, but they are all mis-marked with the wrong guests and eventually. when this problem with the guide is straightened out, I'm afraid there's going to be one episode that slips through the crack. So watch out for this, at least on my South Jersey Comcast system.

Is anybody enjoying the current Covert Affairs season? *spoilers*

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 15:48
I'm not. I'm pretty close to dumping the season pass. Henry Wilcox as this super murderous villain who is always one step ahead of everybody and has unlimited resources and connections is just too unbelievable to me. Annie being "dead" is pretty ridiculous too.

Roamio stream to PC?

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 13:51
I currently have my XL4 hooked up to a Slingbox. This allows me to stream HD to both my iPad and PC over my home network.

Have a Roamio on order which should arrive a the end of the week. I know that the Roamio can stream to my iPad but what about the PC? Do I need to keep using the Slingbox in order to maintain that capability?

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