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Wireless HDMI, anyone tried it?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:09
For a porch (w/in about 30ft of my XL4), I'm looking to use this Actiontec wireless HDMI device. This should enable my porch TV to watch whatever is on the XL4.

Anyone tried this?

ACTIONTEC WIRELESS HDMI

(duplicate) The Walking Dead: Bad lipreading

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 09:08
This is a must see for all Walking Dead fans. I laughed so hard my face hurt!

A Bad Lipreading of The Walking Dead

Want Live Tv in 5 rooms - What's best way?

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 08:58
I will be moving into a house and want Live Tv and ability to watch recordings off my Elite in at least four other rooms. The rooms have coax. I have Comcast Cable.

Looked at stream - Don't like because of ios only, video quality, and no hdmi out.

Looked at mini - Don't like because it ties up Elite tuner and needs subscription.

Can I do this with additional cable card Tivo's but no added subscriptions? What can a cable card Tivo do (or not do) without a subscription? Which cable card Tivo model(s) can I use?

The Mentalist - 05/05/2013 - Red John's Rules

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 07:33
So we now have a list of seven suspects:

Bret Stiles, Gale Bertram, Robert Kirkland , Sheriff Thomas McAllister , Brett Partridge, Ray Haffner, and Reede Smith.

So how did Red John know who was on the list? I am guessing he, or an associate, broke into Jane's apartment and saw it.

I don't know how RJ knew about the girl from Jane's past though.

Loved how the revelation of the handshake (mentioned in previous episodes and confirmed in this one) is the one thing that could reveal RJ.


Bruno Heller talks about whether or not the list is accurate, and the upcoming season. He also discusses whether or not Jane could be Red John. Spoilers beware:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/06/me...red-john-list/

Defiance "A Well Respected Man" OAD 5/6/13

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 02:52
Haven't recorded or watched this ep yet. Was this any better than last week's ep?

Defiance "The Devil In the Dark" OAD 04/29/13

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 02:51
No thread for last week's ep? I thought the ep was only so-so.

Anyone watch?

How I Met Your Mother - May 6 2013

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 23:42
that's it
I'm done
this show is over for me

Upgrade TiVo Hughes DVR40 to 1T (power adapter issue)

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 22:35
I fell for the 1T upgrade from Weaknees. I am a novice at computer hardware and I have a question. They surprised me by sending a SATA to IDE Adapter which threw a slight curve in my direction as I prepare to upgrade. One of the capacitors (see below) was bent against the the other one and is slightly loose. Should I take a chance and attach the adapter or get a replacement from WK? WK emailed me said it was no problem...



They also sent a new IDE cable at first saying I could still use my orig IDE cable or the one they sent; but they say "If your kit also came with a new IDE/drive cable, then be sure to replace the TiVo's cable with the included in your kit. So guess I should use it, right? I'm confused, thought this would easier but now they are confusing me with the adapter and the new IDE cable. Any help/ideas? I've contacted them but they have limited hours and it's hard to get a response let alone a person's name.

EAS Broadcasts w/ Mini

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 20:32
What (if anything) does the Mini do when the Host receives an EAS Test Message broadcast?
  • During Playback
  • During Live TV

Tivo Series3 THD (TCD652160) LIFETIME 2TB (318HD Hours)

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:53
This is a LIFETIME Series 3 (TCD652160) with a just upgraded (April 2, 2013) 2 TB drive. It allows for 318 HD hours! It also looks like the day we bought it from TIVO. Perfect condition, with the Box and all original books and accessories! I even tested and verified that the Power Supply output and Caps were perfect before installing the 2TB drive. I do not see how you can find a cleaner Unit anywhere!

Reason for selling after just doing the upgrade, is that TIVO made me an offer on a Premiere that we could not resist! Notice that the TIVO is powered on (see light in picture) and connected, but the cable card is now in the Premiere.

Price is $355 plus shipping (about $22 with Insurance), and I use PayPal.
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No more free version of TiVo Desktop

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:39
Just got an email from TiVo stating:

Quote: Download the FREE TiVo Desktop software today
As of June 5th, 2013 the free version of TiVo Desktop for PC will no longer be available for download. TiVo Desktop for PC lets you enjoy your music and photos on your TV. You can also transfer shows from your TiVo DVR to your PC.* Take advantage of this last chance to download the software for FREE! You think they will have a replacement that costs money? Or are they just going to rely on third party software?

Two MoCA networks

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 17:43
Is it possible to have the Premiere XL4 on one MoCA network with Minis, and have a totally separate one with a pair of adapters.

I am moving in with roommates soon, and I was thinking of putting my A/V stuff upstairs. That would be simple. The router, HTPC, main gigabit network, and HTPC would all be in one location, with MoCA and N900 going out through the house.

However, I am considering putting the A/V setup downstairs, but the router would stay upstairs. Since the XL4 and the HTPC would be downstairs, I would need a MoCA backbone to connect the router with 50mbps Comcast internet to the gigabit switch with the XL4 and HTPC downstairs. I could connect the other stuff through the XL4, but I don't want the XL4 bridging my main network, as the HTPC could end up sort of turning into a multi-TB fileserver, with some massive file copy operations. I was thinking of making a MoCA backbone, and then connecting the XL4 to Ethernet, and having the XL4 and Minis on their own MoCA network.

What I would need to do for that is to set them on different MoCA channels. With a 650mhz Comcast plant, it is possible per the MoCA spec, but I was wondering if it actually possible to the configure the equipment this way?

I could use a wireless bridge or try to figure out how to run wired Ethernet, but it would be a lot easier just to set up a MoCA bridge. I may eventually end up going the wired Ethernet route, but I'm not sure at this point if that's possible. Also, if I could get two networks running, I could put my laptop on a third MoCA adapter, right onto the backbone, so that I'd have faster access to the HTPC and 50mbps internet.

MoCA - Where to put the adapter?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 16:34
Hello! I'm upgrading my standard Premiere unit to an XL4 (arrives tomorrow!) and i've also included one MoCA adapter to my order. I'm hoping to use my current premiere unit as the second room... but i'm not sure where I should place the adapter to get the best use out of it. \

If the XL4 has MoCA built in, where does the adapter go in this setup? Do I need to buy a second MoCA box? for the original premiere?

Missing Media Access Key entry under Account & System Info

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:37
Under the Account & System Info tab, the 2nd entry is completely missing. 'Media Access Key' is not there. This is not another missing Media Access Key thread.

I had the deck unplugged while I was trying to image the drive, when I returned that drive back and booted it up all was fine except for this. I forced a update which it did, but no change.
I waited a day, still no entry. :confused:
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Anyone watching Nurse Jackie this season?

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:35
I'm surprised that there aren't any threads yet.

Jackie is doing her thing and really trying! I'm not liking the situation with her Brit MD friend. I'd like her to stick around.

Interesting developments with her dating........

The Moment - Notre Dame Football Coach - 05/02/2013

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:22
I enjoy this reality series but it also is a reality series where maybe some of the drama is made up. But it is heartwarming to watch. And in this case, at the end of the show they showed a picture of the contestant on the Notre Dame sidelines. Fabulous. The only change I would make to this series is always at the end of each episode, show where the contestant is today (or 6 months after the challenge or so)

TiVo awarded patent for "motion-activated remote control backlight"

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:12
United States Patent no. 8,432,264, issued on April 30, was assigned to TiVo Inc. (Alviso, Calif.).
"Motion-activated remote control backlight" was invented by Roger Hsu (Palo Alto, Calif.). According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An apparatus for performing remote control operations is provided. A remote control detects a particular movement, and performs operations based on the detected movement."
The patent was filed on July 23, 2010, under Application No. 12/842,904.
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...&RS=PN/8432264

Game of Thrones S3E6 05/05/2013 'The Climb'

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 06:17
I'll have a ton of comments, as usual :)

But first, a question: if being in the Kingsguard is such a bad thing, why did Tywin allow Jaime to be one?

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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 04:23
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Independent Lens - all seasons, all eps

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 02:35
I wasn't sure if I should just start a thread for season 14, the current one or for all seasons.

I normally don't watch these films but I stumbled across "Seeking Asian Female" through another forum. More info at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/s...male/film.html. This struck a chord w/me since I'm a male ABC (American Born Chinese).
Quote: Steven is an aging white man obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, dreaming of a devoted young wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese woman he finds online. This engaging documentary follows their tumultuous love story.

For years, twice-divorced airport garage attendant Steven has been writing to numerous women through an online dating site that specializes in connecting Western men with Asian women. At times, his pursuit seems like utter fantasy. He falls for a 24-year-old woman across the Pacific entirely through pictures and email. When she eventually breaks his heart, he meets another Chinese woman, 30-year-old Sandy. They become engaged, and she flies to San Francisco to marry him. ... My Mandarin is terrible but I seem to better off than Steven in the clips. I could understand most of that Mandarin in the clips w/o the subtitles.

My TiVo's set to record this ep.

Interesting... I stumbled across http://www.seekingasianfemale.com/ and http://www.indiewire.com/article/201...g-asian-female as well. I got a chuckle out of http://www.seekingasianfemale.com/screenings/ when I saw a mention of angryasianman.

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