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PBS' Nova 11/13/13 - Cold Case JFK

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 18:18
Anybody watch this?

The show uses modern-day forensics to examine the shooting of JFK, including the "single bullet" theory and the possibility of a grassy knoll shot.

The Warren Commission's conclusions are shown to be consistent with the evidence. Very interesting to see the use of modern techniques to examine the various theories.

I don't recall them evaluating the firing rate issue other than to mention it and then to say that the analysis is consistent with all shots coming from the book depository location.

Science, bitch! :D

Roamio Kickstart

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:37
Has anybody figured out the sequence for entering Kickstart codes on the Roamio Pro yet?

I don't need the codes yet, but my front panel power light quit working in less than 2 weeks and I'm trying to figure out if it could be a problem in the future.

Anyone have any constructive comments, please?

Netflix App updated. Now how about updating Amazon Instant Video

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:11
Amazon app looks so 1997. When I saw the Amazon app on my PS3, I couldn't believe it was the same provider.

Playing .Tivo File on Surface Pro 2

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 14:46
I have the Surface Pro 2. I installed the Tivo Desktop Plus software on my device. When I was at home, I transfered a show from my tivo to my home computer (.tivo format), then transfered that file to a USB drive and then placed that file onto my Surface Pro 2. When I try to play the file with windows media player, or VLC, it gives me an error and wont play it. When I try playing the video through the Desktop Plus software, it gives me same error.

Anyone have any suggestions to play this file? When I try to convert the file, it wont let me. When I right click on the file, it will only let me play or delete the file. The "convert" option is greyed out. I have uninstalled the software and re-installed it as well. Same results.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,


Help me figure this out...

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 14:42
Greetings all.

So, I purchased a Tivo Series 2 back in 2004 and bought a lifetime subscription about a year after that. I used the device religiously until sometime in 2010, and long story short, left the device at my parents' house and moved on to HDTVs and HD Cable Company DVRs.

Fast forward to this week. I got my Series 2 back, plugged it in, and it still worked. I ran it through guided setup and connected to the Tivo Server and downloaded all the guide stuff.

So I started looking around to see what I could do with this device at this point, and what I keep coming around to is that the best value for an old Tivo like the Series 2 on a lifetime sub is that it makes you eligible for multi-service discounts on newer Tivo devices. I've even seen some places where depending on when you bought in, you might be able to be grandfathered in at a 6.95 per month MSD (is this accurate?)

So here's my question -- as long as my Series 2 works and connects to the Tivo server, could I go out and buy a couple Tivo Premieres on eBay and and activate them at a cheaper rate (possibly 6.95?? Also, would they offer me a reduced lifetime option?)

Messing around with the old Series 2 really rekindled my interest in Tivo and reminded me how terrible the Comcast DVRs are.

Person of Interest - S3E08 - "Endgame" - 11/12/2013

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 14:10

No one wants to comment?

I had thought this episode was going to end with "Get Carter" but it ended with "Get the man in the suit" instead.

It's a very good kickoff to the mid season finale, starting off as a good Carter piece as you see her moving everyone in place like chess pieces, seeing how all her actions since Beecher's death add up and ending with every crooked cop and criminal in the city gunning for Reese.

Lionel, Lionel, Lionel, you really fell for "Give me your keys and go get your vest"?

And best line of the night?
"Wait, that's my grenade launcher?"

Great episode all around and I look forward to seeing Reese's next move.

Roamio / Mini watching same channel live

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 13:45
If the roamio is watching a channel live, and a mini in a separate room is watching THE SAME channel (also live), does the roamio use two tuners or just one?

Roamio / S2 question

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:39
I've been happy just using my 3 S2's, but saw a new offer for a Roamio with transfer of service.

I have a question that I have not seen the answer to(sure I'm just missing it). I know I can't transfer a HD recorded show to an S2, but can I transfer SD shows to and from a Roamio and my S2's?

covert affair s04e015

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:09
THis is getting stupid NUFF STAID

Q: Adding pad

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:21
Still learning the TiVo way.

When CBS has the 2nd football game, I've been adding 30 minutes at the end of The Mentalist, which is currently set up as a season pass.

My expected behavior would be for 30 minutes to be added on to that particular episode of The Mentalist (that I've added pad to)

The outcome I'm getting is that The Mentalist records at it's normal time (not adding the 30 minutes), and then adds a secondary recording that is an hour and a half long. It isn't labelled as The Mentalist either.

Is this just the way it is, or is there some kind of user error?

What I would like to happen is that I get The Mentalist, with 30 mins of pad, not an extra recording on top of it.

Thanks for your time and help,


Opera TV App Store

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:11

KMTTG Remote

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:03
I have a question about KMTTG and running it remotely. This has NOTHING do do with the remote tab, where you remotely control a TiVo. This is a computer networking thing where I want to remotely control KMTTG.

I have a home media server that stores all my iTunes content and archived TiVo recordings. That server runs KMTTG to automatically download certain shows from my TiVos after they record. It works just fine, but I have found that it is a little annoying to connect remotely to the desktop of that server to administer KMTTG (change auto transfers, check for TiVo conflicts, etc). It would be nice if there was a way to access the features of KMTTG from another computer on the LAN (or even from a remote computer if I'm out of town). That way, KMTTG is still doing it's thing on my home server, but I can control it without having to access that server.

Does anyone know of a way to control KMTTG from a remote computer?

Revolution - 11/13/2013 Come Blow Your Horn

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:01
No interest anymore? No discussion?

American Horror Story 11/13/13

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 07:18
Kinda took a strange turn with the Axe Man.

I'm still unsure what's going on with the guy that shot the red head girl. I'm bad with names btw. He obviously has ties with the black voodoo lady. I'm guessing he's indebted to her for something so he has to kill some if the witches??? Or all of them???

"AMC Renews Hell on Wheels for 'Super-Sized' Season 4"

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 06:03

The wheels kinda fell off the Hell last season...let's hope they can get it back on track.

Sorry. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Problem w/ TiVo G adapter after update

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 02:35
Hi All

TiVo just updated my Premier box and restarted the guided setup. When it gets to network hookup my only choices are ethernet, TiVo wireless N adapter or phone. Phone and ethernet are not possible and I have the TiVo wireless G adapter AG0100. Am I missing something here or can I really not use my G adapter with this latest update?

So right now I'm totally TiVo-less and totally ticked :eek:

Has this happened to anyone else?

Preventative maintenance with Expander

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:59
Just got my Premiere running and I picked up a used 1 TB Expander on CL.

I've used various Tivos over the years and this is the 1st unit that I can't self modify. As a longtime user, I'm well aware of how to check/fix HDDs. I've learned how to use SpinRite ONLY because of Tivo...

As such, I'm cautious adding the expander because I know that it has a limited life. I'll do my best to make sure this HDD has as much ventilation as possible outside of an active fan.

1) Any preventative maintenance I can do to help extend the life of the Expander?

2) Assuming this HDD will fail (since I know it will), has anyone successfully 'fixed' a failing drive with something like SpinRite? I've had multiple successes on previous HDDs in the past.

3) Has anyone ever dd'ed an Expander drive? Wondering if there's a recovery method if/when it does fail, that way I can keep the Expander/Tivo pairing in tact if I'm able to find a replacement bare HDD in the future.

4) Has anyone used an Expander for more than 4 years? I run my Tivos forever...

Share Mini's Moca network connection over ethernet?

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:48
Can I share my Tivo Mini's Moca network connection through its ethernet?

I am doing this successfully with my Roamio Pro. The Pro is connected via Moca to the home network and 2 Minis. I also have an ethernet switch plugged into the Pro. An XBox, AppleTV, BluRay, and Wii are all connected into the switch and get great throughput. I am trying to do the same thing with my Mini, but it won't seem to share it's Moca network connection over ethernet. Should this work?

Pioneer DVR810-H Stopped Connecting

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:46
I have a Pioneer DVR810-H TiVo that I got off eBay several years ago and it's worked great since I got it. That is, up until yesterday when it just stopped connecting to the TiVo service. The unit has a basic lifetime service and an upgraded hard drive (the previous owner did all of the upgrading.) I'm relatively knowledgable on electronics, so my first conclusions are that either the hard drive is going bad or that the wireless adapter I have has stopped working. The adapter is a Belkin F5D6050 that the previous owner sold me along with the unit. I've got the device connected to an old Airport Extreme (which is definitely not the problem, as I've tested connecting my iMac and Macbook to it.) I have no problem taking the thing apart and swapping out a drive, but I need to get a copy of the TiVo software to flash a new drive with and also insure that it's not going to remove the basic lifetime service from the unit. Help!

Tuner preview easter egg??

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:30
My wife was using our new Roamio, and I thought I saw something pop up, and then it went away ...

What I thought I saw was 4 boxes along the bottom of the screen showing (what I thought/hoped was) what was playing on each tuner. Like, a little live visual preview of each tuner.

I thought - that would be an AWESOME feature, and even hoped it was for real. I've been pushing different combinations of buttons to try to make it re-appear, but in vain.

I can't find it documented anywhere, so I was probably imagining things.
But, just in case...
Is this a thing?
Could it be? Would Tivo ever program that in to the Roamio software?

That's all.
Thanks for confirming my insanity.