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Anyone for Bridezillas: Marriage Boot Camp? (full season spoilers, I suppose)

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:04
Another case of "I would guess I'm the only one watching this, but just in case..."

I am totally addicted to this show. And I almost never get addicted to anything these days.

It's a great mixture of crazy and kinda sad.

Underbelly: Badness (DirecTV Audience Channel) Starts 6/12/2013

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34
Season 5 of Underbelly started this week on DirecTV Audience channel 101. This season is called "Underbelly: Badness". It is an 8-part miniseries based on actual events of an Australian police department tracking down a gangster between 2001 and 2012. It stars Jonathan LaPaglia as the gangster.

The previous seasons, especially 1 and 2, were excellent.

I believe a Comcast rep lied regarding Cable Card Self Installation please help

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 22:11
Getting a tivo premiere 4 xl tommorrow and Just talked to comcast rep in online chat about getting a cable card and he tried to tell me there is no self install and that a tech must install for $21.75 Is that correct? Since comcast in my area allows self installs of set top boxes and cable modems wouldnt that mean that they have to offer a self install of cable card under FCC?

I really dont want to spend $22.00 bucks on something that a chimp could do

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:59
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Necessary Roughness Season 3

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:17
I really like this show. The 6 month time jump was a surprise, but I think it worked.

Did Dr Dani (Callie Thorne) have work done on her face? She looks different to me, and not in a good way.

TK cracks me up. "It's not Django", lol! And I love how loyal he is to Dr Dani and his teammates even while trying to maintain the tough guy image.

I like all of the new characters except the Head Coach. Though he may grow on me.

So glad the kids weren't there, hope that remains the same.

And more Nico, though the John Stamos character is pretty easy on the eyes too

Picture frozen when I turn on TV

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 20:39
When I turn on the TV, my picture on my TiVo will be frozen at current spot on whatever is on tuner. Show isn't being recorded. I can do rewind, and have the full 30 minute buffer, and play it up to current time then it freezes on picture. If I switch channels and go back to the channel it was on, and can view show no problem. Says something like trouble getting signal etc... But it's odd that it is only when I turn on TV, never have any freezing or no picture any other time. I have TW with cable cards. I think, but not too sure that it has happened on my other premiere in my bedroom also.

It is usually the 1st time I turn on TV either in morning, or when I get home at night after work.

Cable card? tuning adapter?

Help: TiVo Series3 / WinMFS fails to expand as expected

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:04
Sorry to double post.... just trying to get this some views/answers.

I have and issue with my TiVo Series3 / WinMFS reported here:


Please post replies in the original post.

Mods feel free to lock/delete this thread as needed.


TiVo Series3 / WinMFS fails to expand as expected

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:54
I have a TiVo Series3 (OLED TCD648250B). In 2010 I updated the drive to a 1.5T WD EARS HD and expanded it up to the 1.26T capacity via WinMFS. I turned off intelipark via WDidle3 /d. This worked fine for 2.5 years. The S3 has recently begun to reboot and so I decided to just re-image a new drive. I took backups of my original 250G HD in 2010.

So I restore the image to another WD 1.5T with intelipark turned off, I answer yes to expand and then supersize it. Put it back into the Tivo and it reports 36 hrs of HD capacity, when I expect to see 157 Hrs.

I am following these steps here, exactly.

• In WinMFS, select File -> Select Drive and select the new replacement SATA drive
• In WinMFS, select File -> Restore and select the backup file you saved earlier. Click Start. This will restore the TiVo software to the new drive.

Note: Do not change the swap size. Leave it at the default of 128.
• When the restore is complete, WinMFS will ask you if you want to expand the drive to use the new space. Click Yes.

If you do not see this dialog box, then select Tools-> Mfsadd.
• Select Tools-> MfsSuperSize -> On.

I’ve done this half a dozen times now with different drives (all WD 1.5T) and I even downloaded a new version of winMFS ( beta 9.3f) and every time it does not show the expanded capacity to 157Hrs.

I am using an eSata drive dock and winMFs sees the drive just fine and does the image OK.

I tried to do the kickstart 54 and it just would not take, not sure what I was doing wrong there.

I downloaded a virgin image from a member here via dropbox for my S3 model, restored from that one too and it also reported 36 hrs.

What in the world am I doing wrong/missing? I don’t recall any of these issues when I did my upgrade in 2010.

I don't care about the content on the old 1.5T HD. I can get the S3 back up and running, but kinda wanted to get full use of the new 1.5T HD to get me back where I was before.

thanks for your help.

At the Cable Show, an industry fights cord-cutting with technology

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 17:20
Kudos to Dave Zatz for the following post at TheVerge. A few tidbits on TiVo as well.


Premier Tuner vs TivoHD Tuner - WITHOUT mcard

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 15:49
Hi Everyone,

I have a couple TivoHD's that I've used for years and until now have had little reason to change. I recently moved and no longer have access to Comcast cable. I now must use a rural cable company that does not provide cable cards. Thankfully, TiVo does have the channel guide for my new cable provider but the TivoHD only receives channel 2-99. I assume this is because the internal tuners are analog. The curious thing is that when I hook the cable directly to my newer flat panel television then run a channel scan I receive many more channels above channel 99. I'm guessing this is because most modern TV's have a built-in digital tuner for non-subscription channels. Both the Premier and TiVo HD specifications say "Analog Cable, Digital Cable (may require CableCARD)".

My question is this: If I buy the newer Premier (Not the 4 or 4XL) would it's new tuner receive more of the non-subscribed channels than the TivoHD does? Maybe like my TV does? Remember, I cannot use cable cards with my new cable company.

Thanks for commenting!

Solution for TiVo Desktop and transfer issues

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 15:25
Let me go ahead and say what I am using. I have the TiVo HD Series 3, Trendnet Wireless G router, the TiVo Wireless G adapter and a Windows 7 computer with the TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 version.

This is a solution I have found if your TiVo Desktop gives an error saying something like "no TiVo DVRs found" or "there was an error reaching your TiVo DVR". I also have some tips to suggest keeping your TiVo Desktop working.

If you get that error, whether or not your computer and/or TiVo is connected wirelessly, disconnect the router for 30 seconds and plug it back in. Start up TiVo Desktop and you should be able transfer now. If that still doesn't work, reboot your TiVo -- press the TiVo button on your remote, go to Messages & Settings, then Restart or Reset System, then Restart the TiVo HD DVR or whichever the top option says on yours, then press the Thumbs Down 3 times and Enter and let your TiVo reboot and try again.

I highly recommend when transferring recordings to a computer, have that computer connected to a WIRED connection through your router. Otherwise, DO NOT use any internet programs while transferring this will bog down everything and your transfers will timeout and most likely you will have to do the above again.

I had to do this before and it can be a pain but it helps to know what to do.
Note: If use any P2P or torrent programs that may cause these errors as I have stated.

On the good side, if you use a wired connection on your computer, you will be able to use the internet normally and won't have to worry about your transfers timing out.

I hope this helps those out there who have or have had this problem, this is the only way I have tried that works but don't know if there are any alternatives.
This may not work for everyone, we don't all have the same type of TiVo DVRs.

Edit completed recording length

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 13:01
I'd like to be able to take an existing recording and edit the time down. I frequently start a show a bit early and record it a bit long (especially with sporting events) and it would be nice to not have to keep the entire recording around. For example, when recording a football game, I typically record 6 hours - once the game is done, it would be very nice to be able to lop off the last 2.5 hours of non-game recording.

Tivo Premiere XL4 or Should I wait?

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:59
I've been researching the Tivo, and I'm seriously thinking about buying a Premiere XL4 to replace my cable companies DVR box.
My question is, is the Premiere XL4 worth getting at this point, or would you wait for the next round of new Tivo hardware?

Thanks for your opinion on this.

Deadliest Catch - OAD 6/11/2013

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 09:18
OK, who's going to be the first to say that Mikey's a wimp?

Oh, I guess it's me!

Elliot really needs to give it up and fish! I can't believe that all he can find to do in a hurricane and 50 ft seas is call Val and argue with her!!

Otherwise, a fairly tame episode. Good to see Junior's dad make it through, though.

Can I use a Premiere 4 drive in a Premiere?

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 09:07
Hi all,

Just purchased a Premiere XL 2 tuner (TCD748000) without a HDD. At the same time, I am upgrading my Premiere 4 to a 2TB with jmfs. Could I just do another one and drop it in the 2 tuner and have it work or would I need an image from the 2 tuner to start with?


Is the TiVo slower with a tuner allocated to the Mini

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 08:01
I have a TiVo Elite and a Mini. It may be my imagination but I swear that the bluetooth/slide remote's response time is diminished with it's sharing a tuner with the Mini.

When I set it back to 0 tuners shared the response of the remote seems a bit snappier.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

Mythbusters 6/12/2013 - Hypermiling and Crash Cushion

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 23:09
The synthetic cadaver was absolutely terrifying.

Of course Adam had an old Volvo!

I found it really annoying how they danced around ever saying that the police officers were fat. Plus sized. Big. Large. Wide. Heavyset. Just say fat!

movie search

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 21:47
I used to have Tivo for Directv. You could do a category search for movies. The result was 2 or 3 movies a week that you could record. Why can't we have this on Premiere?

How much do you pay for your cable card?

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:36
Tried looking all over but could not find. Getting xfinity and not sure how much they charge a month for a cable card.

Does anyone know? How much does your provider charge?

Thumbs up/down question

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:26
I've been very consistent in rating each of my recorded suggestions with thumb ratings for several months. That said, it's starting to feel like a job rating every single suggestion day after day. Is there a point of disminishing returns in terms of teaching TiVo what trypes of programs I like via thumb ratings?

I appreciate your feedback. :up: