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tivo 1 with ota converter box via serial?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 18:45
I know there was some discussion about using a Tivax's serial port, but beyond that, has there been any updates?

TiVo Slide remote discontinued!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:19
Just got this in an e-mail.


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Tivo Premiere XL4 + Tivo HD in one network, how well does it work?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:57
Hi,

I currently have a lifetime subscription Tivo HD and was going to exchange it against a Premiere XL4 and Tivo Minis after the Minis are released & reviewed. But now that those are delayed until sometime next year and a new TV is hanging idle on my bedroom wall, I have to make a decision.

Would combining a Premiere XL4 with my existing Tivo HD work well? I would record most on the livingroom XL4 and pass it on to the bedroom HD if needed there. I would still hope for the minis to show up one day and be good.

Any non-Tivo alternative?

Thanks,
Alex

Picasa-edited Picture Folders

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 15:20
I use Picasa on my PC to edit photos because I am familiar with and like the editing tools. But when I access a Picasa-edited pictures folders on my PC networked with my TiVo so that I can watch a slide show on my TiVo-connected TV monitor, the slideshow does not show the Picasa-edited images. It shows only the original images. Is there anyway to stream the Picasa-edited images to the TiVo? (by the way, I do not want to watch the slide show from Picasa/Google+ on the web, because those are compressed images, and Picasa on the web offers limited free space)

Arrow "Damaged" 11/7/2012

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:53
The island back story interested me more than the current day story. I have no idea what went on back then yet but hopefully they'll keep filling in parts.

I didn't care for any of the current day Oliver story lines in this episode. I let out a mental "Child, please" when Laurel said that she and Oliver can never be together again. She wants it. He wants it. Writers, please skip the endless episodes of angst.

Apparently, Starling City looks just like Philadelphia. That was Center City Philadelphia whenever they showed the aerial view of Starling City's skyline. I could see the office building I worked in for 20 years.

kitchen nightmares: anyone you want to talk about

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:53
the 2 parter with the sisters was interesting from the perspective of WTF kind of people are there in this world?

you can diss a customer from the kitchen all you want but to go in front of them and press their food and tell them it's warm and how did it warm up between the table and the kitchen is soooo rude! what kind of environment were these girls raised in? they probably fought over every little thing and had parents that constantly bickered too and the last word was most important

the chicken on the floor was pretty good..if gordo really wanted to nip it in the bud he would have taken the pan and put it in the sink or something but instead he left it on the stove for tv effect

as a somewhat irrelevant aside, there were times the skinny sister looked very good and other times she looked like a zombie..the cameras really do play tricks lol

and i loved the guy that pretended to be the boss or the manager..but seems like the girls played along with it sometimes ...they definitely had no chops to try to discipline anyone, just bitch about them.

that one waitress that wound up quitting seemed like she could be supernasty..intentionally sabotaging poor menu choices being chosen was pretty transparent.

Top Chef: Seattle Entire Season Thread

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:28
It looks like we've gone back and forth with a season thread vs episode thread so I'm starting a Season thread but we can always change if people want.


I like the start of this season with the judges picking who goes.

Was sad not to see any Padma though!

Warning Message

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 09:40
When I went to this thread:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=300148

I received this warning message. Probably just a photo someone linked to, but still not good.

Modern Family | "Arrested" | 2012-11-07

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 07:31
now THAT was a funny episode....several lol moments for me. :up:

Getting Error v301 over 90% of the time (Hulu, xfinity, Netflix)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:53
I am constantly getting V301 errors when I attempt to access various streaming applications such as Hulu+, Netflix, xFinity, Amazon etc, etc.

If I spend 2-3 minutes accessing the stream application (ie 50+ times) the Tivo Preimiere will finally connect, but it requires determination on my part to sit there selecting the stream application until there is a successful connection.

I have two Tivo S3, a Rulu XS, and a PC; when accessing the same stream applications (ie Netflix) I do not have any problems, thus its not a problem with my local network. I have been using these stream applications for several years without getting errors. It is only the TiVo Preimere that is currently failing.

FIOS CableCARD pairing success

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:50
Like some other folks, I had problems with my FIOS CableCARD. It was
activated, but not paired with my TiVo. So channels which are copy
protected wouldn't display.

Today I found a customer service rep who was willing to do as I
suggested. He did a "CableCARD reload", and almost instantly
everything was fixed. I just thought I'd pass this along. This was
mentioned here (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...ad#post9233875),
which is why I suggested it to VZ in the first place.

Your mileage may vary.

Hulu+ Menu Navigation is very very slow

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 06:27
What is considered to be the normal menu navigation speed for Hulu Plus on TiVo?

When I attempt to use Hulu Plus, the menu nagivation is very very slow and tends to buffer commands, thus it is easy to mis-select menu items unless I go very slow, waiting for the screen to refresh to make sure the command buffer is clear. Basicly, I need to wait about 1-2 seconds between commands, otherwise I end up on a screen I do not want.

Other applications such as Netflix and xFinity have acceptible menu\navigation performance (not great, but acceptable).

Also, I have a Ruku XS device, and the Hulu menu performance is acceptable.

The Walking Dead Season 3 Title Sequence *Spoilers Likely*

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 00:01
I've noticed in the first few episodes of the season that there's more meaning behind the imagery and placement of the actors' names than there were in the opening used in season 1 and 2. I decided to do an analysis and thought it would be fun as its own thread.

Expect spoilers through the currently aired episode, but please try to refrain from future spoilers or comics spoilers, or spoiler tag them.

Here goes! Hopefully I don't just talk to myself and you don't just make fun of me for analyzing the credits.

AMC Presents
Abandonded cars on a country road. Evokes the traffic jam from season 2, as well as the abandoning of the farm at the end of the season. Everything is in disarry. Things are going off the rails - cars in the distance off the side of the road.

Andrew Lincoln (Rick)
A newspaper blows away to reveal the sheriff's deputy badge underneath. Rick has hidden or put aside his roots as a lawman - but they are still there below the surface. Could foreshadow his return to those roots - or at the very least that he will again stand on the side of good and righteousness against the Governor.

Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and then quickly
Laurie Holden (Andrea)
There is a centipede of some kind crawling over what looks like shell casings. The shell casings foreshadow Lori's death and could indicate that Andrea will need to fight or is in danger as well. Their names do not share the screen at the same time, but the same image is used for both of them.

Norman Reedus (Daryl)
Arrows - duh! Daryl's primary weapon is a crossbow. But, it is not just one arrow, it is two arrows. That could signify the return of Meryl, or it could foreshadow a relationship for Daryl, perhaps with Carol which they've been flirting with since the end of season 2. Generally, it just seems to indicate that Daryl is no longer alone.

Quick fade to a house, looks like the farmhouse from season 2. No names, immediately fades to the next scene.

Steven Yeun (Glenn)
This is a pocket watch with the clock moving very quickly. I can't remember where the pocket watch came from - was it Dale's? I do remember it being important to Glenn. Time on the watch is moving fast, which shows how Glenn is developing, from a kid who took risks into a man who has responsibilities a relationship, and perhaps now, a family.

Lauren Cohan (Maggie)
A graveyard. Maggie lost much of her family last season, and I wouldn't be surprised if she loses the rest of it this season. Hershel's already down a limb!

Chandler Riggs (Carl)
Flowers in focus in the foreground change to an abandoned house in focus in the background. I believe the flowers were the ones that represented Sophia and so represent Carl's childhood, lovely, happy, good, playing with other children, going to school. But Carl has had to grow up fast and is now better represented by the building. He is cold, hard, and alone. His mother is now dead and his father is as cold and hard as he is. Carl the child has been abandoned, just like the house.

Danai Gurira (Michonne)
The bottom of a closed door. There is darkness on the near side of the door and light on the far side. We can see shadows moving. This represents both Michonne's hidden strength - she is staying cool and calm, biding her time before attacking - as well as her ability to see the hidden danger in the Governor's town.

Michael Rooker (Merle)
Close up of an eye, looks as thought it is a black man. The eye is bloodshot and is looking away, blinks and then the camera changes and the eye is seen closer. Merle is looking out for his best interests. He is also one that needs to be closely watched because of that. He is also seeking his brother - looking for him. There could be something around T-Dog, since the eye is from a black man, and T-Dog was the reason Merle was left on the roof in season 1, but that's more of a stretch.

Brief shots of the interior of a house. Abandoned, in disarry. The camera moves quickly through a kitchen/dining room towards some windows.

David Morrissey (the Governor)
The Governor is darkness (the disarry of the kitchen/dining area) and light (the windows with the shining sunlight and the fluttering curtains). There is some hope and good he has created with his town, but it is surrounded by darkness and if light shone on those parts of the house (the town), the mess would be seen by all.

Now we are in an hallway of a house, facing the front door. The door is open with sun shining in. The camera moves quickly out the door and shows the middle of the woods. Various shots of the prison, abandonded towns, tattered flag as the producers and creator credits are given.

The Walking Dead

Tivo button ON UNIT doesn't work

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 23:34
The Tivo and Guide button on the remote, and on the Series 3 box does not work. I would rule out any strange remote / interference / channel / code /1-2 switch issues since the buttons on the S3 don't work. The rest of the buttons, pause, whatever do work.

Power cycling usually works, but not always. It happens often enough that it is beginning to piss off the rest of my family and me.

Any idea?

Remote address won't stick

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:38
Hi all.

So, I revived my old Lifetime Series2 540 by swapping out a drive from an unused box. After a 2 hour clear and delete, everything is setup again, BUT the remote address. There are two TiVos upstairs-- different rooms, but still. I have diligently followed the instructions to set the revived TiVo's remote to "2", but the box *keeps* reverting to "0"!! No other remote is being used in the same room-- the doors are even closed to the room during the setup. I tried fresh batteries as well as a different peanut remote. Same result. (I am not trying to use the same remote with the two boxes.)

I one thing I was thinking was an OS bug? The box is running 8.x, I think that is behind, even for a Series2. (I assume an update will arrive in time.) Could there be an old bug lingering there?

I really want to get this sorted as the room with DVR "1" normally has the adjoining door open and I don't want it to interfere with "2".

Survivor: Phillippines 11-07-12

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:21
I guess I know who Jeff voted for President. :D

Amazes me how a person who by his own admission made $60 million in baseball can be so money hungry.

Supernatural - "Southern Comfort" - 11/7/12

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:20
We are never getting our brother bond back at this rate.
Not that I blame Sam for finally standing up to Dean, he was right. Dean has been non stop. But I still don't get the not looking for him thing!! Is that really all we are getting on that? He felt like his world imploded and he ran? Really show? I might have bought that had this been the first time he's had to deal with Dean being missing/dead/gone/whatever. But he should never have expected that this time was the final time. Why? Why would he ever? Not the Sam I've watched for 7 seasons. Argh. This is frustrating me to death.

That sequence with the Soundgarden song was really cool.

I'm still so so on Amelia but I don't hate her.

Garth killed the tooth fairy! Why Garth, why?
I like that he's the new Bobby but I really miss the real Bobby.

Re-record after power failure

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 20:49
I'm new to Tivo. I have a Premiere Q unit from my cable company. I'm also a DirecTV subscriber and so I'm accustom to their HR dvrs. That being said Sunday night during The Walking Dead and Dexter I had a power failure that lasted only a few minutes. After the power came back on the Tivo started up and resumed recording as did the HR21. However, the HR21 also re-recorded the two shows later that night as they were listed as partial recordings. The Tivo did no such thing. Is this normal for the Tivo? Thanks.

Lots of channels missing

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 14:11
I just started using my Tivo (Premier) after several months of inactivity.

It said it needed to do a guided setup, which I did.

Now there is no program info for many channels.

These are not premium or HD channels. Major network channels like NBC are not there. Just for example, without naming each network, I'm missing channels 2, 6, 13, 19, 25 and so on. I have 5, 15, 17 23, etc. This pattern of missing channels goes all the way up through the list.

I can see this by going to search by time and channel. The "missing" channels show up with just the channel number and no program info.

In addition, some channels don't even appear in the list like 3, 4, 7-13, etc.

These are ALL checked in the channel list.

I'm on Comcast, Boca Raton/Delray Beach, FL.

What's wrong?

Any ideas?

Thanks

TiVoGlo remote version differences

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:47
What are the differences between TiVoGlo remotes models C00210 & C00212?

Both are available on Amazon, but the 210 is about $13 more, which seems odd since I assume 212 is newer.

I found a review where someone said the 212 "feels cheaper" and had some "button changes", but the writer did not go into more detail.

And will either work equally well with a Series 3?

Thanks,
joelk

Edit: Never mind, I found the close-up images on WeaKnees.

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