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Help me decide on a new Premier 4 now or a Premier "5"

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 17:22
I am coming to Tivo as a long time Comcast DVR user. I've just gotten more and more dissatisfied with the limitations imposed and I'm ready to get a Tivo. I also tape 4 programs at a time several times a week and I'm tired of having conflicts all the time.

My question now is whether to buy now or wait to see if new hardware will be released in the next few months based on the FCC filings. Since I've never really had a Tivo, I have read people discussing how slow the new Premiere 4/4XLs are as compared to the Premier with 2 tuners. Exactly what functions are slow? Could you please speculate as to what other functions the new "5" would have? Is there any chance that a newer Tivo would have wireless integrated into the system?

I already have a Apple TV, so I'm not interested in duplicating Netflix/Hulu or any of the other connection available. Thanks in advance for all your advice.

First-run episode not recorded because it already aired?

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:50
When I checked my To Do list on the evening of February 26 it confirmed that first-run episodes of "Jeselnik Offensive" (Comedy Central) and "Robot Combat League" (SyFy) would be recorded, but when I woke up on February 27 and noticed they hadn't recorded I checked the To Do list history and was surprised to see "this episode was not recorded because the same episode appeared in the My Shows list within 28 days of this broadcast". These were both first-run episodes, so that's impossible! Did this happen to anyone else?

Transfer from S3 to PC

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:08
I am having a problem with both my Tivo's. I have a S3 and a Tivo HD and I am currently unable to transfer and show from either Tivo to either of the 2 PC's that I currently have the Tivo Desktop installed on. I am able to transfer Tivo to Tivo, and PC to Tivo just fine, but can not transfer Tivo to PC.

When I open the Tivo software I can see the Tivo's and select the show to transfer, but when I start it I get an error, the status is shows is Failed.

I also have pyTivo installed on one of my PC's and it is also unable to transfer the shows from Tivo to PC.

If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate the help.

tivo not adjusting for March 10 daylight savings time

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:26
all my March 10 and March 11 to do list shows are showing the wrong time, hopefully they will fix this glitch

Live Tv Or Stand By

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:07
Does it matter if you keep the Tivo Premiere in Live TV mode when you power off your TV. Just seems so much easier to shut TV off than to go to Tivo Central>Standby. And, you can start from Live TV rather than hit the Live TV button. Any reason to have to put it in stand By mode all the time? I'm aware that the hard drive is buffering regardless, so shouldn't effect that.

Defective Series2 with "tiling"

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 14:09
My Series2 has been giving me problems lately. It fails to transfer full recordings to my Premieres, even though it recorded the full show. I can watch the full recording on the Series2, but it only transfers part of the recording to my Premieres. It started happening every once in awhile, now it happens all the time, and with every new recording too. Sometimes when I try to transfer a recording to either one of my two Premieres, it makes the Premieres reboot.

Also, the Series2 is VERY slow to navigate. It takes 1 minute or more for Tivo Central to load, and takes more than 1 minute to load my play list. Everything takes forever to load. Also, there is a lot of picture tiling when navigating around different TiVo screens. I haven't noticed any tiling on live TV.

I've already had to replace the hard drive about a year ago. I just deleted everything and did a complete new setup, but the box still acts the same.

Any idea of what is wrong with it?

TiVo Stream Download Failures

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 13:07
TiVo Stream, Router and TiVo Premiere all wired directly via Ethernet.

When a show won't download because of copyright restrictions does that mean that the show won't begin to download at all or will it start to download and then fail in the middle.

The reason I question this, is that some shows download perfectly 100% of the time, others fail 100% of the time at about the same point (8-9 minutes of content downloaded). For example, Storage Wars on A&E fails 100% of the time. American Pickers on History succeeds 100% of the time. The error message says nothing about copyright restrictions, it just says an error occurred and gives me the option to try again.

If it was a hardware problem or a problem with the connection I wouldn't think any shows would fail or succeed this consistently.

Anyone have any insight or similar experiences?

Wishlist and YouTube

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:59
Wishlist and YouTube

Is there a way to make wishlist season pass for YouTube “new” programs for specific channels? Such as specific "News Programs"?

Recording to the 30 second mark at the top/bottom of the hour

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:41
I would like to have our TiVo end recordings at: example 5 pm i would rather see it end at 5 pm and 30 seconds and the start of recordings at that 30 second mark. it always seems that the end of a show is cut off, if you are lucky and recording something that follows you can see the end of the prevouis show.
hope this is making any sense!:confused:

Remote Control Code

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:01
I need the remote code for the LG LHB977 1000-Watt Blu-Ray Disc Home Theater System so that I can adjust the LG's volume on the Tivo remote control. There aren't any A/V codes for the LG in the remote code section of my Tivo. I have two Tivo remote controls and I'm unable to get either to work in the Learning Mode. Both remotes work perfectly, otherwise. I've tried LG TV codes but none work for the LG LHB977. I've been told that Goldstar remote codes might work but none that I've tried worked for the LG. I've tried the Tive remote code search technique but that didn't a get a successful hit. I've chatted with LG and Tivo Customer support but no success with either.

The Taste - OAD 2/26/13

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:44
I might be done after last night. I really liked the concept of the blind tasting. But how Uno could go when one of the judges BLINDLY thought she had the best dish I just don't get. Nigella convinced them to let Uno go and keep Lauren. Stupid imo.

Justified - S04E08 - "Outlaw" - 2/26/13

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:08
Holy cow! Now THAT was a hell of an episode of television! :eek: :up:

Goes to show how bad last week's episode was.

I'm not even sure where to begin.

The opening with Arlo and the former sheriff. Wow. I knew Arlo was faking but didn't expect him to get killed off so quickly!

Boyd playing Wynn Duffy with the Detroit hitman. Classic Boyd. :)

I feel so bad for Ellen May. I want her to get away.

Colt. Holy crap. He's going to be in a slurry pit before long. Curious to see how this plays out with Johnny.

Arlo's final scene... He was true to character until the end. I bet he would have told Boyd.

The scene with Raylan "rescuing" Boyd. Raylan's comment of "I hope I got that right." after shooing the bejesus out of that guy was priceless. Probably my favorite line of the season, but still behind "Because it's full of Mexicans."

Like Raylan, I'm not sure what to make of Shelby at this point. I want to think he is a good guy, but something feels off. Either way, I love Jim Beaver. :)

Loved Boyd turning the tables on the Clover Hill crew. Not so sure about him relying on God and the federal authorities to protect him from Theo Tonin.

I'll miss Raymond Barry (Arlo). He's such a charismatic actor.

Golden Boy S1E1 Pilot OAD 2/26/13

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:44
I liked it. The lead actor is gorgeous! Where has he been?

Cool gimmick telling us in the first episode about the upcoming huge incident and each week we will be getting a piece of the story of how we get to that point. Nice twist on the use of flashbacks.

I knew Arroyo (I think that what his name) was setting Good Looking Boy up for a fall when he was being so complimentary and helpful. The Golden Boy wasn't a good enough detective to figure that out though.

SP set!

White Collar - The Original - S04E15 - OAD 2/26/2013

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:29
So after they subtitled the french in english when they were in the art gallery, for one sentence they subtitled the english in french. That was one of the more bizarre things I've seen when watching TV...

Raising Hope - 02/26/2013 - Making The Band - With My Name Is Earl cast

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:04
This show consistently delivers the funny.

It was created by Greg Garcia, the same guy that gave us My Name is Earl, and we often see cameos of either the characters or actors from MNIE on Raising Hope.

This episode had all the main actors, but playing different characters.

Jason Lee’s character, Smokey Floyd, was in a rehab program where he had to apologize to everyone he had wronged and make it up to them, so he wrote all their names down on a list he kept in his pocket. Burt Chance was number 33 on the list: "Robbed a Lawn Guy of the Smokey Floyd experience."

Nadine Velazquez ran a kid's party rental and was seen the whole episode just jumping up and down on a mini-trampoline. Jump Jump Jump!

Darnell was 'Pizza man'. When he and Smokey saw each other, the exchange was "Hey, Pizza Man." "Hey, Smokey Floyd."
And when Pizza man was talking to Jaime Pressly, he said "Excuse me, darling, would a tiny piece of pizza bring you joy?" and she replied "I'm sorry...was I being a crab, man?" And Jaime even threw out an 'Oh Snap!'.

Randy was dressed up like a giant squirrel, and at one point said to Smokey "Brother, at this rate,you're never gonna finish crossing off that list."

Lots of references to Earl, including Mr Turtle.

They all started a band that played kid-parties, and the tour was called the 'Pour some breast milk on me tour'. Their hit song was one Smokey wrote for a really stupid girl he was dating, and it told her not to do things like put metal in the microwave and a knife in the toaster.

So many things packed into 30 minutes, it was a great look back at Earl and the rest.

TiVo to add MLB.com "soon"

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 07:16
On the TiVo earnings call yesterday, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers was quoted as saying, "Soon, we'll also be launching MLB.com on our platform to go along with the millions of content choices on TiVo already."

Smash "The Song" (2/26/2013, Spoilers)

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 22:23
I finally figured out what is bugging me about Karen this season, and it hit me when the commercial for Twilight came on. Karen is very much in the same vein as Bella from Twilight - absolutely no characteristics of her own, other than being completely milquetoast. Again tonight, Karen was left standing in the street whimpering. Ugh. Grow a backbone!

After having won the competition for "most hated characters on television" last year with the character of Ellis, they re-enter the competition with this stage mom. Ugh. I so wanted to throw her through the window. When one of the characters on this show says "Isn't she a little old to have a momager?" the writers of this show should have stopped to think "Hmm. Yeah, I guess she is."

Speaking of Ellis - really? They KNOW the audience hates Ellis. Why bring him up, except solely to piss off the few people they have left watching this show? The only thing it did was make Jerry look even more like the comic book villain that he is. I mean hell, they even had him take his turn at the mustache-twirling and gloating. Can they BE any more cliche?

I laughed when they said that Bravo was filming the concert, mostly because that is exactly the kind of thing that Bravo USED to show, but is exactly the polar opposite of the kind of thing that they'd show now. It's like NBC/Comcast suits had them include the reference, without even realizing that it unintentionally makes fun of how badly that channel has drifted from it's original format.

I liked the big song at the end. (I did find it ridiculously implausible that they'd invite out the songwriters at the end. Sorry, but that doesn't happen.)

Apparently, I've now I've climbed onto the "hatewatching" bandwagon. :o

Missed Recording

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 21:18
So this is the second time this has happened. Sunday night my TIVO didn't record The Mentalist. Several weeks ago it was Hart of Dixie. In both cases I have a season pass and in both cases they did not record and there was no entry in the past recordings under the ToDo list - it's like the programs were never in the schedule. When I scrolled back in the schedule they were there.
What gives here?
It seems there must be some sort of an issue with the program guide.

Whats up with Nick Jr Schedule

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 20:11
Nick Jr's schedule data has been wrong on the Tivo for about a week. Today I look at Zap2It, Comcast, and even Nick Jr's site...and they all show the same incorrect data.

For example..right now Tivo/comcast/Nick say Dora the Exporer at 6pm PDT. But really it's showing Peppa Pig.

I guess it's not worth complaining to Tivo and/or Zap2it if NickJr cant' even get it right on their own site.

I'm in San Jose, CA Comcast area. Other parents with same issue?

Tivo Support Stinks - They doing nothing about TIVO desktop plus not working.

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 20:02
Tech support is horrible. I am pretty sure I am dumping TIVO service. What good is tivo now that I cannot convert tivo content. Useless tech support at TIVO. Wont support their software. I want a refund of what I paid for the plus upgrade. GARBAGE NOW!! Thanks for nothing TIVO! We are talking about the stupid date problem that tivo refuses to fix!

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