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Survivor - Disregard this post. Please delete

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 21:02
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Amazon Instant Video problem

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 19:38
I recently got a Roamio Plus. It's my first TiVo.

I never really wanted to write a novel, but here goes:

I wanted to watch something on Amazon Instant Video.

First, I followed the on-screen prompts, and got to the end, and got a message about not being able to update tokens.

Next, I googled and discovered that apparently you have to link the accounts first from their website.

Third, I went to Amazon's website and attempted to link to my TiVo account. In trying to do so, it asks you which TiVo you have. Roamio is NOT on their list. I selected something, entered my credentials, and got a message "Sorry we cannot link your accounts" and to contact customer support. I wasn't clear WHICH customer support.

Fourth, I contacted TiVo support, who insisted that nobody else has had a problem with this. Then, said, well, yes, some people had to call the Amazon support number. But if you just call Amazon support they will fix it and link your account no problem.

Fifth, I called Amazon support. The lady tried to link the accounts, until I told her I had a Roamio then she insisted that it is not a supported device so there was nothing they could do. They have a supported device list which does not include Roamio. After about 40 minutes of arguing, she finally said she would put in a support ticket, and asked me a bunch of irrelevant questions, like was I on WiFi or wired, and what limits do I have on my bandwidth. I am not 100% sure she understood the issue. I asked when I should expect to hear a response from the support ticket, and she said I wouldn't, unless they figured out how to solve the problem. But they probably wouldn't, because it is not a supported device. But if she did hear anything she would let me know about it.

Sixth, I contacted Tivo, and told them about my troubles. The person I chatted with said that it says right on the Tivo site that it is supported. I pointed out that Amazon says its not. I won't bore you with the details, except he was insistent that there is not a single person at TiVo who could help me in any way. Then he disconnected the chat session.

Seventh, I called Amazon back in the hopes of talking to a different person. Unfortunately, unlike TiVo, they track their support calls so they know that I had recently called. And the person I talked to said since they created a support ticket they would not talk to me again or attempt to resolve it in any way until the ticket was closed. I asked her when that would be and she said 1-2 days. I told her the other person said she likely wouldn't call me back, and this person insisted that she would make sure one of them called me back. She at least made an attempt to be nice.

So, I guess I am wondering if anyone else has linked a Roamio to Amazon Instant, what steps you went through, and whether you encountered anything like this? Or any advice, or contact info for anyone who could help me?

Survivor - OAD 10/02/2013

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 19:28

What a punk. So glad Jeff wasn't easy on him for quitting the game. Several times Jeff mentioned that he was a 'two time quitter'.

And then the bombshell - he faked his injury the last time! That blew me away. Jeff asked him to own up to it, but he hemmed and hawed around it.

So glad he is gone.

In the immunity challenge, Sierra just doesn't have a competitive instinct in her. She basically jumped in the water the first round, and gave up in the second.

Dumb move in the end voting John out, IMO. If they keep having physical challenges they will lose.

Time Warner Cable Oct. 8, 2013 upcoming channel lineup change

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 18:58
Time Warner in Albany, NY has announced they will be changing their channel lineup on October 8, 2013.

For example, my TiVo Season Pass to Showtime's Homeland on channel 1885 will have it's channel switched to 551.
  • How will this affect my season passes?
  • Will I need to modify anything on my TiVo units?
  • There are no more dedicated HD channels. How do I insure my recordings are in HD?

I'm sure there are other implications. Do I need to do anything to prepare for this change?


From the website link above:

Find your favorites faster.
Channels 100 and above will be reorganized by genre. Channels 1-99 will be the same.

Always get the best picture.
You'll automatically receive the best quality picture possible on any channel you choose. No more searching between Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels.

Amazon question

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 18:56
About a month ago I sold a S3 unit with lifetime.. The new owner hasn't move it to his own account yet. I want to relink my current TiVos to my Amazon account so I can download some stuff, but when I do that sold TiVo gets added too because it's still on my account. I have a pin code, but I'm still uncomfortable with some stranger having potential access to my Amazon account.

So I'm wondering if I go into the website and uncheck those two transfer options for that TiVo will that make it so they can not access Amazon?

Any Scandal fans? SPOILERS OK...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 17:43
I avoided this show because it's Shonda Rimes and I hate Grays Anatomy.
It's got lots of buzz on Twitter so I thought I'd try it out on Netflix.
I'm addicted.
I watched 30 episodes in about a week and Season 3 premiers tomorrow night (Thursday)

So many great characters. Compelling story lines, some a kind of hokey ala Grays, but over all an excellent show.

Am I alone?

Colombia's 'Breaking Bad' remake - Meet Walter Blanco

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 16:18


Quote: Diego Trujillo stars as Walter White’s Colombian counterpart in Metástasis, an upcoming Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad. The character’s name? Walter Blanco, naturally.

Instead of Jesse Pinkman, this Walter’s meth-cooking accomplice is named Jose Miguel Rosas (played by Robert Urbina). His wife’s name is Cielo (Sandra Reyes) — the Spanish word for “sky.” The cast is rounded out by Julian Arango as Henry Navarro, Walter’s narcotics agent brother-in-law.

Transferred TiVos in My Account

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:12
I sold two Premieres on eBay and the service was transferred about a week ago. These units still show up in My Account on tivo.com. Will they eventually go away?

want to buy Premiere 4-tuner and a Slide Remote

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:08
Want to buy a 4-tuner TiVo, and/or a Slide remote.
I see XL4s on ebay going for as low as $150.
PM me with price and model.

If my cable provider offers tivo...

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:07
My cable provider (Grande) is offering packages with Tivos. I have a lower end package and was thinking about upgrading.

If they give me a premiere and I already have a premiere, HD and a stream, will they all play well together? I am assuming that I can assign my MAK to the new one and everything should be fine.

Anyone have experience with this?

Tivo Customer Service Roamio

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:01
So I called Tivo this afternoon to inquire about the Premier vs Roamio, the operator actually told me to google search it on my own. I was shocked that an agent of the company would actually tell a potential customer to do their own research instead of taking the opportunity to sell the product. I got the impression that this customer svc agent was maybe a 3rd party hire. Does Tivo outsource their customer svc agents? She told me that before she bought her Roamio she google'd to find out the difference between the premier and roamio and that is how she made her decision to buy the roamio.

What is the yellow triangle Xfinity OnDemand

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:10
For Xfinity OnDemand on my Roamio......what is the yellow triangle next to the show name suppose to represent?

I would guess it would be that the show is expiring soon....but as you can see from the photo, the triangle is on one of the newest shows, the one from last night.

I hope Tivo adds in the expire date to the Xfinity app, like you can see on the Comcast boxes. It stinks on Tivo to not know how long the show will be there.

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THE LEAGUE - Entire Season 5 Thread

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:06
Just thought I'd start an entire season thread for The League as it seems this is a better option for this show than episode threads.

As for the Rafi episode (I think it was #4?), I'm with the others (in the other thread) that feel Rafi is best in small doses - didn't really care for this entirely-Rafi-centered episode. Too much Rafi is like getting busted smoking as a kid and having to smoke a whole pack - just sickening after a while.

Get back to the core gang, please?

Season Pass - Show not recorded because no longer in guide. (Not true)

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:42
My basic TiVo Roamio is setup with a Season Pass to record all new episodes of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, but failed to record the October 1, 2013 episode which aired at 12:30 this morning on Charter Digital Cable Channel 702 CBSHD.

The entry for that episode in "TiVo Central" -> "Manage Recordings and Downloads" -> "History", (Nice feature. Thank you TiVo!) is notated as "Not Available". Pressing the Info button on the remote displays "No Longer In Guide". This show was not recorded because it was no longer in the guide."

The show was in fact broadcast, on the same channel, as I watched the first few minutes of it from be on another television set that isn't connected to TiVo. And, the show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which is broadcast at the same time on channel 704 NBCHD, was recorded without any apparent problems.

I remember the show being listed in the guide last night at around 11:00 PM PST, when I verified that this particular show, and one other show, were scheduled for recording before going to bed for the night. And, the show is still displayed today in the Guide for yesterday (Nice feature, thanks TiVo!)

TiVo support couldn't tell me what the problem was, but suggested that it might be a glitch in the TiVo guide. The rep also suggested that I setup TiVo to manually record that program. I'll do that, and also create a wishlist entry for that episode hoping that it will be rebroadcast in the near future.

Did anyone else experience the same, or similar problem with any TiVo device this morning?

can a permier act as a mini?

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 08:28
I'm wondering if I update my tivo premier to a roamio and have only one tivo with cablecards (i.e. just have one box with cable company) that my premier can tap the extra roamio recorders like a mini does.

Tivo Service problems

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 07:43
One of my boxes is reporting a C133 service issue and fails Internet connection tests at negotiating. (N17), but passes port tests and Netflix works. Another box passed the Internet connection test, but failed a service connection over night and again 2 times this morning (config failed first time, negotiating 2nd time).

It looks like a TiVo service problem. Anyone else having issues?

Hmmm. Apple hires cablelabs exec

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 07:01
Could this get interesting? I have yet to like any cablebox other than my tivo, and the premier has left a bad taste in my mouth (for reasons everyone I think shares). I have not personally used the roameo but if folks could pick up an apple tv with cablebox capability and icloud recording for $99 with no monthly subscription.... (all conjecture on my part btw).


Quote: Mulé revealed his new position in a post to his LinkedIn page on Tuesday (via Multichannel), noting that he started working at Apple in September. Under the Experience column, Mulé said he would be "Challenged, inspired and part of something big" in his role as Engineering Director.

The hire was confirmed by Mulé's most recent employer CableLabs, which is now looking to fill the outgoing executive's former position of Senior VP of Technology Development.

Mulé has a pedigree in cable technology, and most recently worked for two years as CableLabs' SVP of Technology Development. During that time, he founded the firm's San Francisco office, which is currently building out a new research and development center in Sunnyvale, Calif. Prior to that, Mulé served as CableLabs' director of PacketCable Architecture and chief architect.

Series 3 vs Premiere --overall better?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 23:19
I need to get a unit for recording OTA, and am trying to decide between the 652160 and the Premiere. I've read in this Forum that there might be issues with the OTA tuner in the Premiere and that has me concerned. I live about 28 miles from the local towers, not sure if there is multipath issues since I haven't cut the cable cord yet.

But I would like to have at least 320GB and a hard drive that's not more than a year old if I can help it. I've been checking eBay, and wondering if I should go for a Series 3 with an upgraded (and larger) hard drive, or get a more recent Premier. I only have one television...an SD but will likely be getting an HDTV within 6 months or so.

Any suggestions? Sometimes the costs are not too different depending on storage capacity. Thanks.

Sons of Anarchy 10/1/13 "Wolfsangel"

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 22:40
Well, holy crap. Didn't expect to see three significant deaths (plus Ratboy) at this early stage of the season! I'm with Toric..."Didn't see that coming."

So Tig's off the hook, maybe. But the Sons are at war on two fronts (three if you count the Feds, although the Aryans look like they're now half a front at best). Will Toric's misdeeds come to light fast enough to save the Sons (and of course Nero) some major headaches?

It's interesting that things that seemed so complicated last week have become relatively simple. Tara and Wendy in cahoots explains a lot. Tig's seemingly inevitable death was just a test and the prelude to a deal with Pope Industries.

I'm gonna miss Phil...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 10/1/2013 (S01E02) "0-8-4"

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 22:02
Interesting episode.

The team is coming together with skills meshing reasonably well.
Another nod to the earlier movies in the Marvel 'verse.
A bit of a reveal.
A nice cameo/guest appearance.