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Community - Paranormal Parentage - OAD 2/14/13

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 08:25
Forget a laugh. I didn't even smile during this mess.

How the mighty have fallen.

Selling my Series 3 Tivo

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:59
So I finally put it up for sale. It has been a great unit and I'm sad to see it go.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121066972960...960%26_rdc%3D1

No signal switching from Cable Card to Cable Box (Comcast)

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:28
I have had a Tivo Premiere for a while and always used a cable card with no problem. I have Comcast and live in the Chicago area.

Recently I had to downgrade my cable to the free cable offered by my condo building. I have a small black box from Comcast that receives analog signal. When the cable is hooked up to my TV I have no problem receiving the signal. I receive a variety of channels from including USA, Animal Planet, TNT, ION, etc.

However, I have not been able to hook the box up to my TiVo and receive a signal.

I have gone through the guided setup several times. The TiVo recognizes a signal and is able to pull all the channel/program information. When I am on a channel, I see all the ''channel' information, but no signal. I just see the searching for signal on this cable channel message.

I feel like I am bouncing back and forth between Comcast and TiVo and have no idea what to do.

Will I ever be able to use TiVo Premier with this basic cable box?

G4 To Esquire

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:16
I don't play video games never watched any of their game related shows, but watch a lot of other stuff that will probably go too.

The Office 2/14/13 "Moving On"

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 00:06
Wow, looks like we might see the documentary as the series finale after all.

As for the rest of this week: that was...one of the more awful hours of television I've seen in some time. Why couldn't Andy have died at sea?

Premiere 4 can only record about 200 hour long SD shows--NOT 650!!

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 22:34
For two months now my Xmas Premiere 4, 500 GB HDD, has been recording in increments of 2.1 GB per one half hour of 480i SD programing! Someone at TiVo suggested that I'm awaiting a firmware update, but offerred no further insight. Anyone else?!

Flingo, TiVo Partner to Bring Streaming Content to DVR

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 21:56
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415465,00.asp

Quote: TiVo has integrated Flingo's LaunchPad video platform into its line of Premiere boxes, adding more than 70 streaming on-demand video apps to the set-top devices. That includes content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime, TV Guide, and others. Owners can also access exclusive content via Launchpad for TiVo Looks like its available for the Premiere beginning today...Slowly, but surely there may be reason to upgrade my THDs

Closed Captioning for Xfinity On Demand?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:25
Does anyone know how to turn on closed captioning for Xfinity On Demand on a Tivo Premier? I have CC turned on in the Tivo setup and it works fine for live TV and recordings. It also works for Netflix because the Netflix app has a way to turn it on. I just can't find a place to turn it on for Xfinity On Demand. The shows I'm watching do say "CC" in the description so I'm assuming that means they have CC.

Thanks,
DM

Stream with TiVo Series 3

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:02
Can you use a TiVo Stream with a Series 3 TiVo?

Thanks

Walking Dead B&W won't auto-record with SP, not in Recording History

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 19:05
I have a SP for TWD on AMCHD via Mediacom on a TiVo HD. It is not auto-scheduling the B&W episodes. TWD is my #1 SP. This despite the fact they show in the view upcoming episodes for the SP. Recording History does not have an entry for them telling me it won't record them

2/14 next round of upgrade offers?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:26
It figures. I'm finally able to upgrade/replace my S2 with Lifetime with a Premiere, and there are no current upgrade specials. Any one have any idea when the next round of offers will come?

I do see that I'd get $100 off on Lifetime service, if I go that route. I'm just looking for more :)

Monday Mornings Season Thread

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:35
Has anyone watched this David E. Kelley show.
Hospital procedural drama.

I like it, you should check it out.Monday nights on TNT.
Unfortunately the ratings look kinda low, so I don't know how long it will last.

Which used Tivo should I buy?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:29
I'm looking to switch from my cable-provided DVR to a Tivo with a lifetime subscription, and looking for some advice on a used unit to purchase.

We have only the most basic TV channels from our cable provider (local networks plus shopping channels). Someday we hope to go to an antenna, but we are in a difficult location for reception.

I plan to use the Tivo to record a handful of network shows that I watch - mostly stuff on PBS, and some kids shows on the weekends. More than anything, we use the DVR to pause and rewind live TV.

I don't think we need a huge amount of storage, especially since most things get deleted as soon as they are watched. The kids shows often get kept for repeat viewings. HD would be nice to have (for the PBS shows).

I am looking to keep the cost down as much as possible since our use is fairly limited. I'm looking for suggestions for a used unit that would meet our needs and save us some money.

Thanks for your input!

Lisa

Happy Endings moving to Friday, so ABC can run another crappy reality show

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:27
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...friday/169439/

Quote: ABC announces midseason scheduling moves, with “Celebrity Wife Swap,” the reality series that shines a light on how controversial celebrities really live their lives, returning on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 with all-new episodes, and competitive cooking show “The Taste” moving back an hour, starting that same night. Beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 29, critically acclaimed comedy “Happy Endings” will move to Friday nights, airing back-to-back original episodes from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET. WTF ABC? Do that many people really watch this reality crap? I'm guessing this is the kiss of death for Happy Endings. Friday night burnoff of remaining episodes. :mad:

This is one more night I now watch nothing on ABC {sigh}

TiVo replaced w/Slingbox during shipping

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:17
I'm going to cross post this to reach as many people as possible.
I sent 2 SAT-T60s to DVRUpgrade on 2-6-2013. I packed them both in an old TiVo box & sent it to them for repair. The box arrived damaged with only 1 TiVo In it but there was also a Slingbox delivered at the same time.
I have been in touch with DVRUpgrade & am trying to figure out where my other TiVo went & who the Slingbox belongs to. They do not work on them so they don't have a repair order for it.
I have called both the post office from where it was shipped & the one that delivered it in Culver City, California but all the'people that can give me further information are all unavailable.
I really want yo find my other unit as it was upgraded & has lifetime service on it but I also want the owner of the Slingbox to get it back, also.
I did get insurance on the package but not enough to buy an upgraded one with lifetime service.
Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

TiVo replaced w/Slingbox during shipping

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 14:11
I'm going to cross post this to reach as many people as possible.
I sent 2 SAT-T60s to DVRUpgrade on 2-6-2013. I packed them both in an old TiVo box & sent it to them for repair. The box arrived damaged with only 1 TiVo In it but there was also a Slingbox delivered at the same time.
I have been in touch with DVRUpgrade & am trying to figure out where my other TiVo went & who the Slingbox belongs to. They do not work on them so they don't have a repair order for it.
I have called both the post office from where it was shipped & the one that delivered it in Culver City, California but all the'people that can give me further information are all unavailable.
I really want yo find my other unit as it was upgraded & has lifetime service on it but I also want the owner of the Slingbox to get it back, also.
I did get insurance on the package but not enough to buy an upgraded one with lifetime service.
Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

Playback possible on tivo without subscription?

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:48
Just replaced an older tivo hd with a xl4 (so that we can dump the cable dvr we were using to handle overflow)... all went smoothly (cable card transfer was painless) and xl4 is working well (including xfinity on-demand believe it or not).

Plan to terminate the service to the tivo hd and was wondering once that is done would we still be able to play the existing recordings on the box (that can't be transferred to the xl4 due to copyright restrictions)? Searched but found nothing definitive about playback of existing recordings on a tivo without service.

Flingo app on TiVo Premiere

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 13:37
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/...=Google+Reader


Hmmm....I might be interested in a Premiere now....

"Could the Next Doctor Who Showrunner Already Be Chosen?" (spoilers conceivable)

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:10
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/02/cou...+been+selected

Interesting speculation. Given his pedigree, he'd be an obvious choice...but I'm not sure he's handled the vicissitudes of Being Human as well as the tor.com writer thinks...

Suggestions/tuning adapter issues

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:06
I'm a new TiVo customer and am enjoying my TiVo Premiere's immensely with one major caveat. I purchased two brand new Premiere XL4's with lifetime service approximately two weeks and have not been successful in getting suggestions to work at all on either TiVo - until today. Unfortunately my cable provider (BrightHouse) employs an SDV network so tuning adapters are necessary. That said, I see many others having the same issues with suggestions not recording if a tuning adapter is in use. I have been in contact with TiVo at least 6 times regarding this issue and was told everything from - wait 28 days, to my cable company is blocking/filtering suggestions. I then contacted my cable provider and spoke with a headend engineer as well as a cable card/tuning adapter specialist who emphatically denied any blocking/filtering of any sort. I then tried the workaround by putting my tuning adapter on a timer - low and behold I woke up today to a long list of suggestions. It is now apparent to me that this has nothing to do with my cable provider but rather the way TiVo communicates with tuning adapters be it a bug or some strange anomaly. I've also noticed that if my tuning adapter is connected to my TiVo, I cannot tune ANY channels from within the cablecard/tuning adapter diagnostics as it thinks no channels are available, yet I can tune/record every channel while watching/recording live TV. Also, the other day I couldn't tune an SDV channel suggesting that there was no signal, yet I could record that very channel during this time! Even if my cable company were in some way blocking these requests, TiVo should still be able to populate a list of suggestions even if it can't record them which isn't the case. Tuning adapter connected = no list of suggestions. People, we need to make sure TiVo understands the severity of this issue and takes the necessary steps to correct it, as I'm getting that feeling they're passing the buck on this one and that concerns me as I'm now over $1,700 into this investment and only want to enjoy the full features of my TiVo's. My case has been escalated to a level 2 tech so we'll see where it goes.

I only hope more people will bring this issue to the forefront with TiVo and hopefully we'll get a fix sooner than later...

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