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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.

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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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.

The Amazing Race Finale OAD 05/05/13

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 00:37
That was actually a rather satisfying finale for me.

Glad to see Bates and Anthony win it. No major hose jobs because of bad cab drivers was a huge plus!

Cannot believe ANY of them actually thought they were getting a picture with the President!

One thing for any of those familiar with jewelry - and this first came to my attention on Undercover Boss a couple of weeks ago with Jackie - the fitness center worker who was cussing at the customers, etc. - but it looked like Katie was wearing something similar at the finish line tonight...

It was a necklace that looked like a simple gold chain with a cross on it; but the cross was mounted sideways where one end of the chain connected to the top on of the cross and the other end was connected to the bottom - so the cross didn't dangle in what would be considered an upright position, but was sideways. Is there some signifigance to this that I am not aware of? Some new style or something? Just not my cup of tea.

Convert .avs MP4 WMedia to Tivo

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:27
I found tons of programs to convert TIVO files to the computer/DVD, but not the other way around. I download about five programs touting to convert to TIVO, but no such thing. I found one that was showing promise, but it stalled. I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra Plus NAS which supports viewing of files (I'm watching one right now). One program even touted TIVOs blessing, but no go ..... any thoughts.

My TIVO2 has a stuff I'd like to transfer and not takeup space on the box. I just wish my Mini supported network files.

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Tivo Community

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:15
my Tivo's may let me down, crash before I've seen the recordings, cause me countless hours of repair time, etc, etc....

but I can always count on the Tivo Community to be there in times of Tivo terror.

thanks to you all...


Mad Men "For Immediate Release" S06E06 05/05/13

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 22:26
I loved this episode!

Peggy's terrible apartment - she's so desperate to make things work with Abe because she thinks that's what she wants when it's just making her miserable.

When Teddy kissed Peggy I shouted "No!" And then when she got dolled up to go see him and was blindsided by Don, ouch. She finally went out on her own and out from Don's shadow and she's right back there.

I loved Don telling off Herb but I loved even more Joan telling off Don.

I loved getting to see Roger do what Roger does.

Peter and his FIL going nuclear on each other was amusing. Peter throwing a hissy fit on the phone was funny. It was a little sad, Bert was just in Peter's office praising him for helping run a great business, then less than 24 hours later he's lost Jaguar and Vick's. It was interesting that Trudy was softening to him but it was more important for Peter to get even than save his marriage.

The scene in the bar where Don and Teddy share their pitches was great. I really like Teddy, except when he's hitting on Peggy. (It might just be I like the actor.)

Now we see why Harry Hamlin was cast as Cutler. What will the new agency be? Will the merger work out?


This episode was heavy on plot with one great scene after another, and light on character development. I bet the critics will like it less because of that. But it was a bridging episode - shaking everything up with a ton of plot developments to lead into new character struggles in the remaining half of the season.

SOAK: Season Pass Manager

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 17:43
I just upgraded the hard drive in my new TiVo and I wanted to switch all of my season passes from my old TiVo to my new one. I did this using TiVo.com but when I checked it a hour later it says Corrupt- Delete Me and the channel number. next to that it still says updating. I have a lot of season passes. It says that for over 90% of the seasons passes. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

Smash "The Phenomenon" 5/4/13

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 16:53
Quote: Originally Posted by LoadStar (Post 9635541) They really are jamming the parallels between Rent and Hit List down our throats, aren't they? Jam down our throat complete.

In fact it's not exactly a jam - they are telling the story of RENT down to the cast doing a singing of the songs with no staging the night after Jonathan Larson died and the 'rentheads' lining up outside the theater.

The moment I saw this episode was called "The Phenomenon" I could see Kyle was toast.

Kevin McCollough one of the producers who played himself attending producers night was the guy who moved Rent to Broadway.

I'm just surprised so many of the people who lived through Rent didn't protest this blatant rip off of a storyline and are in the show.

I hope the Jonathan Larson Foundation is getting a royalty.

I am still enjoying this for what it is and I think Jimmy's song was heart wrenching. I was however surprised they needed this twist to take Hit List to Broadway when they were making out it was such a hit already.

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S3 composite out shield missing?

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 14:12
On the back of my S3 I notice that one the component outs are missing the outer shield on the green connector...or, does the green connector not have a shield on it?

Is this something that can be repaired or should I just use an HDMI out and then a HDMI to component converter?
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Discovery Shows missing last 3 minutes

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:53
Has anyone recently noticed Discovery shows being cut off at the end, usually the last 3 minutes?

I have two boxes, and it occurs on both and seems to mostly occur with the first airing only. What seems to be happening is Discovery is starting shows 3 minutes late, which throws off TiVo and presumably other DVRs that use the guide data.

So, either it's the guide that's off or perhaps it's just Discovery messing with DVRs.

Anyone else experiencing this?

The Big Brain Theory S01E01 5/2/2013

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 12:25
I didn't see any threads here for this. Maybe everyone else was smart enough to skip it.

If you are looking for another cookie cutter game show / reality TV garbage, then jump in with both feet. Otherwise, don't bother.

Two team, against one another, drama in the teams, and voting the worst player off at the end.

Nothing ground breaking. I had hopes Discovery would do better, but they proved me wrong..

That is all, I just wanted to vent.