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Mad Men on Time Warner 6/9/13

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 23:37
Here's a heads up for TW subscribers on the West coast.

I have been recording this for years on Channel 479 AMCHD on Sundays at 7PM.
It did not record tonight and I had no upcoming episodes. The reason given in the recording history was: Program removed from Channel Guide. A search for Mad Men found it now on Channel 479 AMCPHD at 10PM. Same channel but a different description. I had to delete the old season pass and create a new one.

Mel Brooks 41st AFI Life Achievement Award on TNT 2013/06/15

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 22:41
Quote: Mel Brooks will be presented with the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 6, in Los Angeles, to be broadcast on TNT later that month, with encore airings on TCM.

http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2013...melbrooks.aspx The first showing will be on TNT Saturday June 15 at 9 Eastern
http://www.tntdrama.com/stories/story/?tid=2001036

Strange V58 error problem

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 22:25
Yesterday I turned in one of my three Cox Cablecards. I sold the unit and no longer needed it so...a big $2 a month savings.

Anyway, today my Elite started giving me the "Channel not authorized, V58" message, along with a black screen. A reboot fixed the problem, but only for a couple of hours.

I called the 800 number for Cox cablecard activation. I explained to the rep my problem and told him that I had just turned in a CC, the day before. I asked him was it just a coincidence.
He said "I see the problem. The card that you turned in was the number one card of the three". I think that he called it a Lead card. He switched the number three card to number one and it fixed the error instantly.

I have never run into this problem before and I thought that I would pass it on. Honestly, I thought that he just sent a "Hit" to the card, but he said no, he didn't.

Why are TiVOs no longer sold in Australia?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 22:08
There are a lot of online articles about TiVOs being 'dead' in Australia. Are they still supported? I have a TiVO and I'm thinking of buying a second one but don't want to spend the money if they will soon die!

Tivo N Wireless adapter as Wireless Router

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 21:57
Hi all,

I have a B/G wireless router.
I bought 2 Tivo N adapters and configured one as a Bridge (connected to a port on my port on my wireless modem) the other N adapter is connected to my Tivo. They are connected as per the user guide and working perfectly.

My question is: Since the Bridged N adapter is acting as a wireless router and my PC can see it, can I use that for PC wireless internet connection?
When I try to connect to the Tivo signal on my PC is asks for my security password.

Anyone know how to connect?

Fallingg Skies 6/9/13 "On Thin Ice/Collateral Damage"

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 21:32
Well, THAT was annoying! The recording of the first episode cut out with "So what's this bad boy supposed to do, anyway?" and the second one started with the camera pulling back, apparently after the response.

So...what's that bad boy supposed to do, anyway?

Incompatible video signal

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:42
We moved our TiVo Premiere upstairs today from the downstairs location, where all was working well. The Premiere replaced an S3 HDTiVo which was working fine with Netflix and Amazon and YouTube.

The Premiere has been giving me "incompatible video signal" messages when I try to watch, for example, Portlandia or Arrested Development. It's fine with old episodes of Cheers or movies.

The connections comprise coax into the Premiere, HDMI into a Denon receiver, and HDMI out to the Sharp Aquos TV. Occasionally, we get audio (of Arrested Development) and no video. We have assured the quality of the connection between all the HDMI cables, all of which functioned perfectly before the Premiere swap.

Thoughts?

How well will a Tivo Premiere work alongside a GoogleTV-enabled HDTV?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 19:01
I have a Tivo Premiere unit (with cableCARD) which is the standard cable box for Grande Cable in Austin, TX.

I'm considering purchasing a new HDTV, and have been particularly drawn to the new LG HDTVs, largely due to the qwerty remote, and the true LED (local dimming) features. However, these TVs are also built-in with Google TV.

How well would this work with a Tivo box with a cablecard? It would seem that the Tivo in this setup is already the central unit; would having Google TV be a conflict (would it be attempting to provide TV guide data, DVR functionality, etc), or would it work as an additional layer to add TV-App functionality, Google Play, Web Browser, etc, without issue?

Trying to decide whether combining the two is going to be overkill and cause a problem... Thanks for any suggestions.

Premiere owners with Time Warner

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:44
I have 2 Premieres that I strictly use with an attic antenna. We recently sold our house and will be moving into a rental temporarily. I can't install my attic antenna at the rental so I'm looking at subscribing to cable and where I live that's Time Warner. They use SDV here so a tuning adapter would be required. They charge $2.50 per month for the cable card and tuning adapter.

I've never used a cable card but it seems as though every cable card thread on here is one problem after a other. So what are my chances of having a positive experience? Is there such a thing with a TiVo, a cable card and Time Warner? I'd really prefer to keep my TiVos vs the rental stuff from Time Warner.

Transer Videos to external hard drive for Tivo playback?

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:30
I've been using an LX195 home server with Streambaby for kids videos which has worked fine.

However, would there be a way to remove the home server? Having a dedicated box for this purpose seems to be overkill for me.

I was thinking about adding an external hard drive to the Premiere which my kids share. I have about 75 movies in MP4 which total about 150GB.

What's the fastest/easiest way to get them onto the Tivo? Can I put them on a harddrive and then just connect to the Tivo? Would the Tivo see the movies?

The other option would be to manually transfer them all but it could take several days at least. That process just from testing a movie seems quite slow.

Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks.

Changing "Keep Until" date trashed metadata

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 18:10
I had some movies I recorded more than a year ago marked KUID (2 "Boston Blackie" and one "Falcon"). I decided that, while I may eventually watch them, I would rather they go away than miss recording something else, so I changed the date to today's date. Didn't notice at the time, but now the show up in the NPL with the name "Rec:69 TCM 10:45AM". I used kmttg to get the metadata for one of them, posted below.

Code: time : 2012-05-26T14:45:00Z
iso_duration : PT1H15M
showingBits : 0
displayMajorNumber : 69
callsign : TCM
programId : 147192_1656750080 Note the programId. It is completely bogus. As a comparison, the programId for a different "Boston Blackie" film ( never set to KUID) is MV000156570000.

The TiVo is running 20.3.1

"Xtreme Waterparks" Season 2

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 15:53
A marathon of the Travel Channel's "Xtreme Waterparks" first season is going on today, followed by the premiere of season two at 8pm local time with waterslides in Colorado and France; the episode repeats at 3am. Next week they get wet in North Carolina, Costa Rica, and the Canary Islands.

Dilbert

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 14:04
IFC is showing Dilbert, would rather better channel was but at least someone is. I always wondered why it was cancelled so quickly.

The Daily Show

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 10:43
I noticed that The Daily Show isn't showing up on my to do list. This week Jon Oliver takes over for a good part of the summer, so I had perhaps thought they changed the title to the Daily Show with Jon Oliver or something, but it doesn't appear changed.

Ricin

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 10:00

IR Remote Control Extender Kit

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 00:20
I just installed an IR remote control extender so my Tivo remote will control both my TV and my Tivo HD DVR.

I placed the IR target on the left bezel of my TV. It is secured with double backed tape already on it.

I put one of the two IR emitter buds on my TV IR sensor button and the other one on my Tivo DVR sensor button. They are secured with small round two-way clear tape.

The IR Hub sits on the same shelf as the TV.

My Tivo remote sends an IR signal to the IR target. It sends the signal to the IR Hub. The hub sends the IR signal to the two IR emitter buds which beam a signal light directly into the sensor eye of the TV and Tivo HD DVR.

It works better than the IR to RF to IR extender because I can still use my TV remote to make any changes to my TV , like turn off the internal speakers (I have a sound bar).

Also, the sound bar was blocking the TV IR sensor and I was having issues with volume control but now it doesn’t matter.

For those interested it is an Infrared (IR) Remote Control Extender Kit by Shaxon (Shaxon.com). I bought it at my local Fry’s Electronics Store in San Diego.

Shameless S03E12 "Survival of the Fittest" S3 FINALE **spoilers***

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 23:34
I just got to the end of Season 3 on Showtime VoD. I really have enjoyed Shameless.

The biggest note is that "Karen" deserves an acting Emmy for taking her from unapologetic evil to a brain damaged emotional cripple.

I swore that kid checking the recruits on the bus looked like a clone of John Cusack. I'll bet he was Joan's son. There was no other Cusack in the credits.

In usual show runner season MO, they killed off a character in a shocker in the next to last episode, although I think they're keeping the option open to have "Jimmy" show up on the porch again about episode 3 or 4 of season 4. He'll show up just as Fiona is hanging with the boss.

My predictions: Lip does go to MIT.
Ian is of course, in the Army. Watch Mickey show up at camp.

Frank does, semi - usually - sober up. We've seen Frank lower the narcissism a touch for the first time.

Kev and V bring home the baby. Complications with Mom ensue. Maybe she doesn't want to give up the kid.

Can't wait for season 4!

Use Tivo with O/S Security Cameras

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 23:08
How would I hook up two security cameras to a Tivo Series One DVR? Would I be able to put in a large HDD and record continuously?

Transfer speed tests: 802.11ac

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 20:35
I just installed a wireless 802.11ac bridge setup to two Tivos. I used two Netgear R6300 routers, one in access point mode and one in bridge mode. Connected to the bridge are a Tivo Premiere 4 and a Tivo Series 2. Additionally, I have a separate Tivo Series 2 connected via a Tivo wireless 802.11g adapter.

It all works great. Thought the performance numbers would be of general interest:

Premiere to PC: a bit over 27Mbps
Series 2 to PC (via bridge): about 10Mpbs
Series 2 to PC (via Tivo adapter): 8.5Mbps

All numbers derived by performing a kmttg transfer. The two Series 2 transfers are probably not directly comparable since the first one used 5Ghz
transfers while the second one used 2.4Ghz transfers, and I'm sure I have more interference from neighbors in 2.4Ghz range.

Unfortunately, I didn't think to test the performance of the Premiere over the 802.11n Tivo adapter it used to use before I installed the bridge.

Comments on these numbers relative to what others of you are seeing would be welcomed.

Clear and delete stuck

Sat, 06/08/2013 - 18:44
We have a Premier XL and after dealing with some of the issues with HD space (discussed here http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=504897) and after searching around, we went ahead with a Clear and Delete hoping that it would get things back to some kind of normal. We started the Clear and Delete a little over 24hrs ago and it's still on the "Clearing and deleting everything... This may take up to an hour" screen. Searching around, I've seen people say that it could take over night but this is about 24hrs later. So I'm curious, will it mess the TiVo up horribly (though, at this point, I'm not sure how much worse it can get) if I just unplug it? Has anyone else (reading this message now; I know that this has happened to others) gotten stuck here? What did you do to get past it?

One thing to note, before we ran the "Clear and Delete", we deleted all the programs on the "My Shows" page. So that was some legwork that the TiVo did not have to go through.

thnx,
Christoph

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