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I posted this in the FiOS forum earlier today and someone suggested that I post here as well.
The contents of my post are below:
I had a DirecTiVo many years ago and loved it. When I got FiOS, I wanted to get back to TiVo but it was too expensive. I was excited when I found 2 TiVo Premiere 4's at a garage sale so I bought them. I had to purchase 2 MoCA adapters so that I could share programming with both of them. I got them hooked up on Saturday morning and man, am I disappointed.
While the FiOS MRDVR has many faults, it far surpasses the TiVo in my opinion. It's almost like TiVo hasn't made any improvements over the last 10+ years. Maybe I simply got used to the way FiOS is laid out, but the TiVo seems confusing.
1. It took the TiVo unit nearly 2 hours to update the software
2. I got the M-Card connected and configured but then it took nearly 2 hours for the guide data to update
3. Being "in" a menu and still able to see the programming on live TV
3. There's no way to add or remove a channel to the favorites "on the fly"
4. Color-coded programming is non-existent
5. A black remote with black buttons is useless in a darkened room
6. It's difficult to use indexing (if it even exists) and to stop the program that's playing doesn't exist.
7. Only a 30 minute buffer
8. Guide doesn't show the channel icon, just shows the name/number
There are many more nuances that I'm not used to yet.
Several things that I love about the TiVo
1. Suggestions. These include actual programming, not paid VOD
2. Wish List. If I see an ad for a movie that I want to record that's more than 2 weeks out, I have to actually REMEMBER to record it
3. Searching for programming with actors who are in the listing. Meaning, if I'm watching a movie that has Al Pacino in it, I can search for other programming starring him.
4. Finding a showing in the future and being able to set it to record (the FiOS secondary STB does not allow you to do this. You have to go to the channel and time and then set it to record)
5. "Like" a program so that the system can make recommendations
6. Being able to switch from 1 channel to another while buffering both
7. Fast Forward plays the content at super-speed instead of skipping
Remote responsiveness is about the same for both the TiVo and FiOS DVR, but the TiVo *always* responds when pressing a button whereas the FiOS unit sometimes lags 4-5 seconds.
I'm glad that I have 30 days to decide on whether to cancel or keep the TiVo service, but initial thoughts are disappointment.
Hi all! I know that there have been a few threads on this, but I still can't find an answer to my issue. I have an original S3 that just won't boot. I have replaced the HD with a new drive (with the 648 image), I have replaced all of the busted capacitors, and have even gone so far as to switch out the power supply with my other S3 just to verify that I installed everything correctly. But still, I am stuck on the "Welcome, Powering Up..." screen. Any suggestions?
One thing that I didn't mention was the fact that I had an external drive hooked up to the unit when it died - I have not plugged that drive back in as I suspect that its dead as well. Could that be my issue?
Well, knock me over with a Virgin White Fox boa!
I liked "Beyond the Candelabra."
I would have never thought that I could sit through the whole two hours but it flowed.
It was faaaabbbb yeeeeww lus. :D
I'm sure everybody was thinking that Lee just needed to hang on another 20 (30?) years so he could come out of the closet.
It should be a shoo in for an Emmy for makeup. Before and after plastic surgery, with and without hair, and it holds up in HD. Great job!
Oh. Every time the scene was in the mansion there were yapping dogs in the soundtrack background. Drove my dogs crazy.
I'm a longtime TiVo user with S1, S2, S3 and Premiere. I've been collecting Big Bang Theory episodes for many years. I recently noticed that episodes from the Spring of 2011 and earlier no longer play on my Premiere. When I try, I receive an error message that says there was no signal from the cable when the show was recorded; but of course I've watched those episodes many times over the last couple years. And the Premiere shows each one still takes up between 3.2 gigs and 3.4 gigs of disk space, so they appear to be intact. Episodes from the following season (beginning in Fall 2011) play OK. And all episodes (from 2010, 2011, etc.) still play fine on the S3. The problem episodes won't transfer, either; instead, the S3 tells me it has put the episode in the To Do list to transfer later, but it never does.
Has anyone else ever experienced this problem, or one like it? I had planned to keep these episodes.
m.tivo.com seems broken - does not open on any mobile or desktop device i have tried. Is this temporary? Is there another web based interface for searching and programming content for my TiVo DVR's? I do not have an iPhone or Android, and always used this mobile site instead.
We have a Tivo Premiere XL and for the last few months, we've been seeing that the TiVo has been keeping fewer and fewer programs. I posted about this back in January here http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=499362
but the problem has actually gotten worse.
We have set it up so that all the season passes we really care about are set to KUID. We have other season passes, mostly for kids shows, which are not set that way. We have been noticing that anything that is not set to KUID is actually deleted either immediately after the show stops recording or shortly thereafter. Just this morning, just to verify before writing this post, I recorded two shows -- one on each tuner. After recording stopped, I went in to "My Shows" to see if they were still there; they were. But less than 5 minutes later, one of them was deleted. I went in to the "Recently Deleted" folder and nothing is there. As I was typing out this post, I noticed that the other one was deleted as well. When I started this post, space usage was reported at 38%. Just now, I looked up and saw space usage was reported at 37%. I went looking for that second show and it's gone. It's not showing in "Recently Deleted", either. Needless to say, this is incredibly frustrating.
Last night, in hopes of perhaps hopefully fixing whatever is going wrong, I had TiVo run some checks/diagnostics on the hard drive. I used the guide found here http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-kickstart-codes.php
and I ran it through the following:
Media File System (MFS) check
Media File System (MFS) cleanup
Hard Drive Test -> Run S.M.A.R.T. tests
I don't know the results of the first 2 (no notification was given) but the last test (which took all night to run) showed that everything passed. So whatever is wrong, it doesn't seem to be the hard drive. I've searched around and it doesn't look like the drive needs any kind of defragging but I can't think of anything else it might be. *Something* is using up the other 63% of the space and TiVo doesn't seem to be able to fully utilize it.
Do any of you have any suggestions you can offer as to what I can do/check next? I just don't know what more we should do. We haven't had this box very long (perhaps 2 - 3 years?) and we have a lifetime subscription with it so I'm not too keen on just going out and replacing it. So any ideas/suggestions would be very welcome.
I have an existing TiVo, so I am eligible for the Multi-service discount ($100) for the Product Lifetime Service. I was wondering if I could purchase the TiVo Premiere 4 from amazon.com and still be eligible for the $100 discount? Also, would I be able to purchase the $39.99 3-year extended warranty? Thanks.
First, a note: these "two" episodes were aired as a two-hour block, with no separation between them. The second part actually started at :55. Hence, one thread.
Interesting goof from the props people: when Karen handed Jimmy the ticket, it clearly read "Manhattan Theater Workshop." Either the props people forgot that the show had moved to Broadway, or they had that ticket as an earlier prop and just didn't care to try and make up a Ticketron ticket prop.
Thankfully, this show is over, so that we never have to hear Anjelica Houston "sing" ever again. Wow. I swear, I heard the classic "screech/crash" sound effect when she sang her line on "Under Pressure." Everyone else was really good on it, especially Christian Borle, whom we heard much too little singing from over the run of the show.
Thankfully, the show didn't end how I (and others, I'd expect) thought it would, with a cliffhanger over who won the Tony. I'll give the show credit, they did at least try for a conclusion as best as they could.
Unfortunately, that's all the credit I can give to the show. With that last hour, the show took an unbearable turn towards the self-aware, breaking the fourth wall completely with Tom doing his best sitcom-my look into the camera and react after kissing that Tony committee member (which, in and of itself was eye-rolling). Then, that whole last number, especially the "Where are we going?" "Show's over" bit? BLECH. It was already an bad song before that, that just made it completely awful.
After seeing how well another show recently reproduced a major awards show, it made this supposed "Tony Awards" look even more embarrassingly fake. The staging of the sectionals on "Glee" look more elaborate. That was a dinky little stage. Plus, it ignored the fact that the nominee performances usually do a fairly close staging to how they are performed in the show, including set pieces and such. It would be completely unrealistic for a last minute change like they did.
Oh, well, like Ivy said, "Show's over." I should be thankful they figured out a way to conclude it rather than leave it hanging. I just wish that they didn't conclude it on such a disappointing note.
Since the other thread was prior to the show starting (and said spoilers "maybe"), I figured starting a new thread. We didn't get a lot of episode threads last summer, so I figured a season long thread would probably be appropriate.
So, first episode is done.
That was a quick end to the undercover assignment. I understand why they did it, writers wise, so we don't have to deal with separate goings on. It didn't surprise me that Swarek found a new girl. He's not over Andy, though. They way he looked at her when she came out of the truck tells you it isn't over. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. I didn't recall Swarek becoming a detective. Did that happen when Jerry died? If so, why would he have seniority over Nash? She's been a detective longer.
And Nick 'shooting' Andy? Yeah, that's gotta go over well. Anyone know about glocks? Is what Nick said true?
Speaking of detectives - where's Callahan? He convinced Andy to go off on the task force. We didn't see him at all in the season opener. I saw him on the 2 hour finale of Criminal Minds. I wonder if he's moved shows, or if that is going to just be a one-off. About the Criminal Minds episode -
He played Hotch's brother, Sean Hotchner, who was sent off to jail at the end of the episode - plenty of time to not worry about having him on the show, but it could be a short prison sentence
As far as Andy/Swarek - he said he loved her and wanted to get back together, and then she left. He never really ended that relationship. Officer Cruz is in for a rude awakening. Yes, he may think it's over, but with his reactions, you know it isn't. It obviously isn't for Andy. I wonder how Andy and Nick are going to be. They had to play boyfriend/girlfriend, and were obviously keeping that separate while they were in their apartment (taking turns on the sofa), but they are going to be close (even with him 'shooting' her) after depending on each other during that time. Gail is going to have issues with that, I bet.
Is there a way to remove a previously networked Tivo from the list in My Shows?
I no longer have the Tivo in question but it still appears, albeit greyed out and with an exclamation mark in front of it, in the My Shows list. I tried restarting the Tivo but that didn't remove it.
Hi, my friend is a first time DVR user and he's thinking about switching to TiVo. What is the cheapest DVR with lifetime or monthly service that he can get. Does it really cost 500 bucks for lifetime? That's a lot of money.
So after several years away (locked in as a tenant at building complex that was in cahoots with Dish Network) I just picked up Tivo Premiere.....and I'm ready to sign on with Comcast Xfinity. A couple of questions for you cablecard veterans....
I want digital cable and internet in 2 rooms but only need DVR functionality (with the Tivo obviously) in one. Just need a basic converter in the other room. So, do I have the tech come out and do the install and ask for a cablecard? Does he take the converter back or should I just put it in the second room? I have my own wireless router. Do I need an adapter or can I just go directly into the Premiere? How does this all affect my package price?
I know this has probably been asked 1000x. Explain it to me like I'm an idiot....:confused:
I am attempting to control a mini and a Premiere in the same room. They both feed a matrix switch for a whole house solution. Whenever I change the remote address for the mini, the address also changes for the premiere. Tivo customer service state that they don't know if this possible. Anybody get it to work? If not, it goes back.
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I have a Tivo that was working when I unplugged it but haven't had time to set it up again. It's been over a year, probably two years:confused:. Is it likely I will have difficulty? It's so hard to do all the set up, I thought I'd ask ahead of time.
The scene with Buster sucking the smoke from Lucille's mouth had me in stitches. Freakin' hilarious.
And all the stuff with Barry Zuckercorn not really knowing anything about the law was classic.
Only on the 4th episode but some really funny moments so far:
Bob Loblaw law bomb!
There's a girl in his room.
I can tell Ron Howard to F*** himself.
Really enjoying it so far.
Seems like most people agreed on one thread per episode, so here goes! Please limit your discussion on this thread to episode 1 - no spoilers for future episodes.
Liked the episode a lot. Suspect I'll like it more when I see how the various episodes all fit together - why is Maeby at George Michael's college, why is GOB at the house (and who was he with), stuff like that. All the flashbacks and forwards were confusing, but that's kind of the point.
- "A Netflix semi-original series" - funny!
- Ron Howard clearing his throat
- the "Showstealer Pro Trial Version" watermark on old scenes
- Cinco de Cuatro
- The brief callbacks to old jokes (Peanuts walk, "you're a crook Captain Hook", and yet another "loose seal").
- Every time Michael closed Lucille 2's door - Liza Minnelli was hilarious!
They're clones...AND TWINS!! :D
So I'm guessing the Big Bad who's giving orders to Max Headroom is an older version of the clones; the original.
Poor Art...he got screwed by his partner about ten minutes before he would have done the same thing himself.
Fun watching Alison and Felix bond. They make such a cute couple! :D
Sad that there's only one week left. This season. This has become my favorite show that doesn't have the words "game" and "throne" in the title.