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60 Minutes 11/3/13: Guantanamo Bay, Lamborghini, college football coach

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 00:16
Anyone watch?

If anyone wants to learn more about what goes on at Gitmo, I remember seeing a documentary on TV about it before. I'm pretty sure it was National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo. It is available on Netflix streaming...

I liked the Lamborghini piece but it seemed more like corporate PR fluff, which I'm sure parent VW liked. I've seen other documentaries on Lambo production before.

Expired Subscription

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 22:44
Hi All,

Does anyone know what would happen if one were to set up a TiVo Mini with a 4 tuner Premier TiVo and then cancel the Premier's service? Would the Mini still be able to use a tuner on the unsubscribed box?

-- Zelman

Top Gear U.S. on History - Season Four

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 22:33
the first three years had way more flops than successes, but has anyone been watching series four? It's almost as if the Brits have taken over production...just watched the amphibious show (ep 6), where a trip from Buffalo to Toronto via Lake Ontario was pretty damn funny. Sure, it was a rip of the U.K. version, but I laughed thru most of it...

Homeland S03E06 "Still Positive" OAD 2013-11-03 ***spoilers***

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:58
Well, that went fast.

That Javadi is a bad man.

I was waiting for Quinn or Carrie or Saul to just put a bullet in Javadi's head, but Saul breaking his nose will be OK for now.

So who is Carrie's baby Daddy? The guy on the stairs who she hid out with?

Can we hope that Dana moving out means that we won't see her again and Brody won't be able to get in touch with her?

It looked like Mom had no problem getting another car. Maybe she signed a book contract.

Add ability to add new "channels" to lineup

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:43
I think it would be neat if you could add internet streaming channels to your lineup, say at the end of your cable lineup. For example, you could choose a Ustream or Justin.tv channel and give it an unused number, and boom there it is in your lineup. Of course it wouldn't have any guide data, but....

An extension of the idea would be to allow content creators to define a channel and provide guide data. What made me think of this was the shutdown of G4, how I wish TechTV was still around, and the idea that Leo Laporte's Twit.TV should be a real honest to god channel.

But, think of all the other online programmers that are streaming full time or near full time linear channels:
The Blaze
Al Jazeera English (though I believe this may have been removed for the US now)
and lots more.

One interesting thing would be that the provider could tie a podcast to the schedule, so for example the Twit live broadcasts are pretty raw and unedited, but they could stick a URL in the program guide so that if you selected "record" you had the option of subscribing to the podcast instead of actually recording the stream (but still retain the option of recording the stream).

Anyway, the suggestion there isn't 100% fleshed out, there are some gotchas and other considerations that would have to be worked through, but it's a start

Manual recording "errors" ??

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 21:24
This evening because of the CBS "football" issues I attempted a manual recording to start at 9:59 (The Good Wife) and to end it at 10:59 the new times because of football.

The manual recording displays correct date, start time, end time BUT when the "select to record" is done I get a message that this show scheduled for NOV 4 (Sunday) has already ended. I've attempted this maybe 8 - 10 times for the show starting at 9:59 and also the show scheduled now o start at 10:59 and get the same message. The date and time on the machine are correct but I can NOT get the "manual record" to activate. When it says NOV 4 Sunday has already ended the only option is "select OK" and it skips the command.

Somewhat unnerving - I'm not new to TiVo and I've never had a similar issue.

I tried also to record a 2 hour block from 10:00 PM to 11:59 PM with the same message "Already Ended" but this last time when attempting the 2 hour block the date was a match NOV 3 (Sunday).

I attempted for a last time to do a 1 hour 9:59 - 10:59 for Sunday NOV 3 and got the Sunday, NOV 4 - already ended message.

I can't force a "manual recording" to start today 9:59 or later to end still today NOV 3 at a time earlier than 11:59 or even mid-night or later into tomorrow which will be the 4th.

I of course can't do a snapshot because the error covers the selection when select is chosen! I did get some snapshots and will post tomorrow. I'm no photographer so the quality is lacking but I do have some snapshots.

I get the same errors on both my P-XL and my P-XL4 I did snapshots and I will post later.


*** I attempted a manual record for MON NOV 4 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM and the "recording scheduled" block returned a TUES NOV 5 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM results. I followed that with a couple more manual recordings for MON NOV 4 and got scheduled recordings for TUE NOV 5. Both my machines are doing this.

Could someone else just attempt to set up some manual recordings for some random times for tomorrow and see what their results are and post back?

I need to of course call TiVo but that will be tomorrow!! Is it maybe only a "time zone" issue? I'm in UTC -5:00 Eastern? I can't imagine it's a cable provider issue but I do have Comcast in 25414

Software is 20.3.1-2-758 on my P-4XL

Tivo Series 3 and Bose Solo Unit

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 20:36
I just purchased a Bose Solo Sound Bar for use with one of my Tivo Units upstairs. I cannot get the Tivo Remote audio settings on the remote to work with any of the three provided 4 digit codes. Does anyone have any suggestions on codes to use ????

Replacement Unit

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 16:34
Tivo is sending me a new Roamio Plus replacement unit because of V53 and V58 errors that could not be resolved. I'll be using the same cable card and tuning adaptor. What procedure should I follow. Do I need to pair the cable card again? I note that the guide service has already been switched to the new unit. I am a Charter Cable customer in East Tennessee. I'm so hoping this new unit solves these problems... it's a super machine otherwise. jp

Not getting warning shows are being clipped

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 13:05
You know how when you look at your TO DO list, shows that are going to be clipped have an "*" by the time, and when you scroll over that show, you get a warning at the bottom of the screen?

Well, since about the beginning of the fall season I have not been getting that warning on some shows. Maybe it has something do with the most recent software update. Another oddity is it appears to only be CBS shows that do not give me this warning.

Anyone else having this issue? This is on my TiVo HD. Not having the issue on my Premiere.

Stream $70 shipped

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:46
New Roamio Pro on the way so I won't need my Stream anymore, it has the original box and lived an easy and charmed life.

$70 and I'll ship anywhere in the US for free.
Want to pick it up in Boston for cash? PM me.

Best advice for "controlling" suggestions?

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:41
Now that I got the new Premiere software update, "suggestions" is going nuts- pretty much recording something all the time. I may be forced to just turn it off, but a couple of programs populated that might be worth looking at. What's the best way to limit it? I note that under the how to improve suggestions there is a list of many programs that I have recorded in the past with thumbs up or down- how they determined the thumbs rating I have no idea, certainly not from me. What takes place if I get rid of all the thumbs up programs? Will this slow the roll?

SNL 11/2/13 - Kerry Washington/Eminem

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:40
I thought the cold open was great and I loved the "What does my girl say" parody. The "How's he doing?" skit was funny as well. The rest of the episode wasn't anything special.

1TB MyDVR Expander

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:54
Used for less than a year (moved to Roamio and went for expande internal): http://www.ebay.com/itm/221310259198...84.m1555.l2649

Series 3 TiVo HD with Lifetime

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:53
Just put up, last of the HDs in the house: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221310236546...84.m1555.l2649

Mini Deals

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:48
ABT has the Mini for $88.50


Solid Signal has the Mini for $87.99


Amazon has the Mini for $86.00



Roamio deleting Amazon Prime videos

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 10:41
I am using a Tivo Roamio to download Amazon Prime videos. I just rented an HD movie and started playing it after I let it get a 5 minute buffer. About 10 minutes in, I get a notification saying the video was deleted because copyright says it must be deleted within 24 hours of playing. It also gives me a date that isn't even today. (December 4th).

It automatically starts downloading the movie all over again... I tried watching it again and this time I was able to get about 25 minutes into the movie before it did it again!!

What is going on here?? I rented it just before I started watching it!

Romeo can't see HDXL programs on network

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 09:08
I added a Romeo Plus to my home network two days ago, and can't view the programs on my older HDXL from the newer Romeo. The network connection comes into the house through a cable modem, then through an Apple Airport Gigabit router, and then to an Asante FS5008c 10/100 switch. Both Tivo's are fed from the Asante switch, and show up in the Now Playing list on the other Tivo. However, while I can see the recorded programs on the Roamio from the HDXL, I cannot see any of the programs on the HDXL from the Roamio. Instead, I get an error message that "a network error has occurred." I have verified that both Tivo's have an active internet connection by connecting to Tivo central and by streaming Netflix.

Any suggestions? The error message isn't very diagnostic.

HDMI port & Google chromecast

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 06:47

I've got a Series 3 Tivo - TCD663320 (New Zealand)

My brother has Chromecast - & ive been looking at it, but the website does not advise any 'system requirements' as such.

(Do a google search for 'google chromecast' - i cant put links in here)

it does mention a HDMI port. (my actual TV is oldish - but TIVO is crystal-clear on it, & the programmes are all crystal-clear)

I'm wondering, is there a HDTV/HDMI port (not sure what HDMI stands for?).
anyway - is there such a port on TIVO series 3, & has anyone used it with Chromecast ?

MoCA issues

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 03:02
I have been using my Roamio Pro + Mini so far with the Pro acting as an ethernet to MoCA adapter and the Mini using its built-in Moca and it has been working great, but the entire system is connected to the internet via powerline and that is not the greatest connection.

Here is a loose diagram of my current system (and yes, I do have a MoCA POE filter at the entry point to the house):

Den: router -> powerline
LR: powerline -> AV switch -> Pro -> MoCA
downstairs: MoCA -> Mini
downstairs: powerline -> other devices

So, I saw this Motorola MoCA adapter kit at BB with a pair of adapters, a 1-port for the router end, and a 4-port for the remote end. I thought this could be an upgrade from my current powerline based system. My plan was to get rid of powerline entirely and use MoCA as the backbone, with the 4-port MoCA adapter downstairs feeding the mini and the other devices there, the Pro in my LR AV cabinet bridging the AV switch to the internet via its built-in MoCA, and the single-port MoCA adapter in the kit being used to connect my router to the MoCA like this:

Den: router -> MoCA 1-port adapter
LR: MoCA -> Pro -> AV switch
downstairs: MoCA 4-port adapter -> Mini + other devices

The first stage went pretty well, I connected the router to MoCA, disconnected the powerline in the LR, and rebooted the Pro for good measure and it was able to connect to the TiVo service. I connected a laptop to the LR AV switch and saw about double the throughput that the powerline was giving me, but the ping times went from 2-3ms to 3-5ms. Not perfect, but the extra throughput is a good thing.

The second stage was to connect the 4-port MoCA downstairs and get all those devices hooked up to it. Here is where I ran into problems. I hooked up the MoCA adapter and did some tests with just my laptop before I hooked up any of the other devices. I measured uplink speed and it was great - as fast as the LR and much faster than powerline had been giving me down there. I then measured downlink speed and it was at the same excellent high rate. For 2 seconds, then it disconnected. Every download test I ran gave the same great rate, but only for 2 seconds (though uplink ran fine).

So, where might my problems lie? Is the Pro trying to drive the MoCA perhaps instead of just listening in passively and causing a loop or feedback? Is this what happens when I have bad splitters in the walls (but consider that the uplink is fine, only the downlink drops and always gives a good rate for the first second or two)? I didn't put a MoCA filter on the cable modem, but I didn't have one before when it was working with just the Mini on MoCA - and I'm not sure how that would cause this problem (the speed tests I was running were entirely local to my home network).

Portable Keyboard

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 00:09
I just plugged my mini USB wireless keyboard dongle into the back of my Tivo Roamio Basic and it worked without any setup what so ever!
That sure was a pleasant surprise!
Here is the one I tried: http://www.amazon.com/71-key-Wireles.../dp/B005F0MA12