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Breaking Bad Marathon on AMC starts Wednesday

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 13:05

All 70(?) episodes, concluding with the series finale Sunday at 9 Eastern.

The Bridge "Take The Ride, Pay The Toll" 9/18/2013

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 11:18
I really got into this show while I watched 6 or 7 TiVo'd episodes in a row. Then I became disappointed when it was revealed that David Tate, like so many other tv villains, was practically omniscient and omnipotent. I like the Marco, Sonya and Hank scenes but I want to ffwd through the David Tate scenes. I know I can't, so I'm stuck watching them with distaste. Maybe we'll get a better, more real big bad next season if this show comes back.

Lost: They Had A Plan (or, Not So Much)

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 08:42

The original Lost writers' bible has gone online, and apparently "We knew how it would end from the beginning" means as little as some of us suspected. The excerpts at these links are interesting; I look forward to reading the whole thing this weekend.

Family Tree - Anyone Watching?

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 07:33
I really like this show. It's funny, quirky and interesting. I do find myself laughing out loud, which isn't the case for lots of comedies.

Of course, I LOVE monkey!

I heard it's likely to get cancelled (already?).

Anyone else watching? Liking? Or not?

Tivo mini data usage....

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 03:54
I just got my tivo mini hooked up via moca. Does anyone know how much dAta usage this takes? My Comcast Internet is capped at 250. Just wanted to check to see if anyone knew. I appreciate the info on this site.

Tivo Stream hangs during Step 2: Checking Activation Status

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 23:24
Not sure why its not here, but if you go on over to the TiVo support forums here:


You'll find entry #17 which worked for me:

Based in the reports of the following steps resolving the issue regarding TiVo Stream’s failing during step 4.

1) On the TiVo iPad app, in the settings icon, select "System Information" under TiVo Stream

2) Scroll to the bottom and select "Make Service Call"

3) This can take some time to update the TiVo Stream. Return to this screen occasionally until the Software Update Status says "Pending Restart".

4) On the same screen, select "Restart TiVo Stream". This took 5 or so minutes for me

5) Go back and re-attempt TiVo Stream Setup.

We would like to request that those of you who have experienced the issue try the above steps and let us here at TiVo know the outcome. We would like to verify if this is a resolution that all customers can use. We appreciate any assistance you are willing to offer and thank you all for your patience while we work to resolve this issue. We appreciate all your assistance.

Thank you,


Lifetimed S3, refurbed still boxed XL4 and TiVo Stream

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 21:39
For sale:
All prices negotiable and plus shipping. Make an offer.

Lifetimed S3 with a new hard drive $300

Refurbished Premiere Elite/XL4 still boxed up, just received from TiVo after swapping one under warranty, with warranty intact $300

TiVo Stream $75

I'll bundle the XL4 and Stream for $325.

TiVo Roamio black screen after setup

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 19:28
Just purchased a brand new tivo roamio pro. I'm upgrading from my premier Xl. I have an m-card from my previous tivo(nds).

After calling up to have my m-card binded, and completing set up I kept getting zero stations, ever channel was coming in as a black error v52.

I worked with cablevision for about an hour over the phone. Tech suggested I go exchange m-card.

I Exchanged the card called cablevision again rebinded. Same problem.

Called tivo support. After many reboots and attempts to get it to work they called cablevision. They attempted many things. Still black on all channels. After an hour tivo said it was due to a low signal. (Maybe to many splitters) I tried moving the tivo near where the cable comes into the house. Still nothing. Any suggestions this is killing me.

'Breaking Bad': Final two episodes extended by 10 minutes each

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 17:09

Quote: The last two episodes of the series will run about 10 minutes longer than usual. Both episodes, Sunday's (Sept. 22) "Granite State" and the Sept. 29 finale, "Felina," will run from 9 to 10:15 p.m. ET. Quote: We'd say "adjust your DVRs accordingly," but chances are that's already happened. Edit:

I just noticed it this was already posted in the TV Talk forum. I should have checked their first.:)

BBC America cancels 'Copper' after two seasons

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 17:02

Quote: BBC America has canceled "Copper" after two seasons on the cable network. This Sunday's Season 2 finale will be the last of the series. :(

Last Tango in Halifax

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 16:24
This show has turned out to be a delight and I'm really enjoying it so far. Hope it becomes a regular series.

Emergency Alert issue

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 15:20
Hey all, weird thing happened on my Roamio Pro last night.

Emergency alert came for an amber alert and interrupted what I was watching. That's fine, expected behavior.

However, when the alert was over, the TiVO went back to a basic channel (CSPAN in my case) and the TiVo became unresponsive. Would not respond to any commands from the remote.

I pulled the plug on the tivo, and plugged back in. When it came back up, it was still on CSPAN and STILL unresponsive to remote.

After about 2-3 minutes, the channel changed and i was able to use the remote again.

I am on Comcast using a Motorola M-Card.

Anyone else seen this or heard of it occurring elsewhere? Hoping it was just a one-time thing.


For sale on Ebay Tivo HD and HD XL (both w/Lifetime Service)

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 15:06
I am selling one Tivo HD upgraded to 1TB and one Tivo HD XL, both with lifetime service. See links below:

TiVo HD TCD652160 DVR w/ LIFETIME SERVICE Upgraded 1TB Drive


Both come with Tivo wireless G adapter.

Roamio not finding current shows

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 13:52
I was trying to set up season passes for Castle and The Mentalist but the Roamio isn't finding the current season - both default to the syndicated showings on TNT. What's up?


HR10-250 reboots/crashes on signal loss

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:22
For the past year or so I had noticed that my DirecTV tivo (HR10-250) had rebooted (both tuners were on the same channel) at some point when I wasn't looking and sometimes it'd be hung. It's a minor annoyance so I would just move on or reboot and move on.

I noticed last week during a thunderstorm and signal loss that my Tivo rebooted after being up for two weeks and then again, last night during a thunderstorm with signal loss my Tivo froze up not once but TWICE during a long storm.

I don't think that's a coincidence. Anyone else seen a pattern like that?

Roamio Remote Played Sounds

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:19
I was working on my Roamio changing cable connections. I started hearing this musical sound. I thought I've never heard that sound from my iPhone before. Finally I figured out it was the Roamio remote playing some kind of musical tones. What is that sound for and how did it start playing? I've had Tivo for years and never heard a remote make a sound. It played until I touched a key.

Bones Season 9 Thread

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:16
Anyone still watching? :)

The whole "Booth can't tell Bones why he's breaking her heart" thing got old in the first 15 minutes. The only redeeming factor is that they resolved that with her coming to trust him and now Pelant will make a move, which will shake things up.

I'll keep watching, but I wasn't impressed with the premier.

Green Switch Problem

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:09
I was wondering if Tivo was any closer to figuring out the whole green switch problem. I for one was one of the users having this problem and I remember Tivo Margaret saying they were looking into it? Do we know anymore about if they found what the problem really was causing the MRV streaming to dropout? I still do not buy the solution of "buy a new non-green switch".

Existing Recordings Access

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:56
I plan to switch from a Premiere XL to a Roamio Pro.
What happens to the recordings on the PremiereXL when I remove the cable card to return it to Comcast?
Will I be able to watch them or transfer them to the Roamio?
Any suggestions? New season of shows are starting so it will be a jugging act.


pyTiVo Question - Cannot see shared folder in Win7

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:31
I have pyTiVo running on Win7:

1. I can see my 2 TiVos (XL4 & Roamio)
2. I can pull .TiVo files no problems
3. I cannot see my shared folder from either device
4. Cannot push .TiVo files to either device

I have allowed the UDP 5353 exception in Windows Firewall.

Any suggestions to expose my shared files on my Windows device?

Note: Almost working on my MacBook:

1. I can see my 2 TiVos (XL4 & Roamio)
2. I can pull .TiVo files no problems
3. I can see my shared folder from both devices
4. I can stream from the shared folder
5. I cannot push .TiVo files to either device

Maybe I am missing some basic setting for PUSHING .Tivo files w/pyTivo?