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Poll:Best Big Brother or Survivor (or other Reality Show) player ever!

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 07:29
I only really watch those two (and TAR, but I'm not sure there were ever GREAT players there), so I'm basing my choices on those two shows.

1) Player should have made it to the finals of their season(s)
2) Bonus points for winning

Other than that, whatever you think?

Port Error

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 07:26
I have a premiere 4 (with moca) and a tivo mini. Recently, when doing diagnostics, I notice the port check fails. It used to succeed almost instantly. I contacted Tivo tech support. Their suggestion was to open about 22 plus ports on my router, which I have. However, I am still getting a port error issue. Any suggestions?

What To Watch Now annoyance

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 07:26
The "What To Watch Now" access from My Shows screen is another annoying feature I'll never use that cannot be disabled AFAIK (TiVo seems to be fond of trying to tell me what I should be watching). Anyone found a way to get rid of it from My Shows screen? There's no option from Settings-Channels to get rid of it that I found.

Series 3 replacement drive choices (250GB-2TB)

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 07:13
I need to replace a drive in my (lieftime) Series 3 (OLED). I have a WinMFS image I have used in the past & works great so I am now looking to get it a new hard drive (& then put the image on it). Are these pretty much the best ones to go with:





Also, I actually have a spare TiVO HD (TCD652160, not lifetimed) that isn't being used. Can I possibly use this same S3 (OLED) image on the 160GB hard drive? Or does the replacement drive HAVE to be at least 250GB for a Series 3 (OLED)? I thought I remember reading something about this here a while back, but maybe not.

I realize its a lot smaller in terms of capacity, but this Series 3 (OLED) in question is basically being used as a cable box in a lightly used basement rec area and not much is recorded to it anyway. Therefore, maybe I can just recycle the old Series 3 HD (TCD652160) drive instead. Just curious.

Best way to sell Tivo Premiere quickly

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 06:55
I purchased a new Roamio and its working well so its time for one of my Premiere 2 tuner units with 2TB drive and lifetime service to find a new home.

How much should I ask for it and where is the best place to sell it? Of course if anyone here wants it, shoot me a pm and we could arrange something. Not looking for the last dime out of it. Just something fair and easy.

Hell On Wheels S03E04 OAD 8/24

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 05:34
This episode missed for me. Didn't like the lacrosse game from hell, didn't like the missing baby, didn't like the lack of progression with the Swede. Hopefully it gets back on track next weekend.

Hooray card?

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 05:34
Did everyone get these with their roamio's? I just noticed it only arrived with one of mine.

ATSC Tuner and GUI Speed

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 02:50
How well does the ATSC tuner work in this compared to the Premiere? Also, what's the speed of the GUI like? These are my 2 biggest complaints with the Premiere? Last, can you still use the classic GUI or MUST you use the new HD GUI?

DVRExpander upgrading can be duplicate instead lose recordings

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 01:39
I have a Elite connected to a old WD External DVR Expander 500Gb to 1Tb, with Time Warner isn't possible transfer almost none recording via TiVo Desktop.

So attaching the new DVRExpander will lose recordings, there is an alternative as duplicate the drives or each Tivo perform a recording signature on the DVRExpander.

Thanks for comment



Sun, 08/25/2013 - 23:22
Has anyone have any issues with Pandora on the new base Roamio ? Using Pandora has caused my Roamio to reboot twice. In addition exiting the app seems to take ages to get back to live tv or tivo central.

Any other differences in between the Basic and the Plus?

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 23:15
I'm trying to see the if the plus is worth the extra $200 in my case.

I already knew some of the differences but after looking at this page https://www.tivo.com/shop/roamio#tab1 I found out about the MoCA bridge and remote finder that I didn't know.

Since I'm Ethernet wired, I have a Sling, I can live with 4 tuners and all the other listed differences (read HD) don't mean much to me. I think the basic is the right choice in my case.

Aside form the physical aspect, are there any other differences in between the basic and the plus versions?

American Ninja Warrior - Vegas Finals

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 23:04
Disclaimer: I use mythtv, not tivo, but the guide data comes from the same source (tribune), so it should affect tivo users as well.

Just a heads up for anyone about the finals that aired today on G4. My guide data shows the same 1 hour episode airing every hour from 9pm until 4am. However, it appears that it was actually a 2 hour episode.

Ray Donovan S1E09 "Road Trip" OAD 200130825 **spoilers***

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 22:59
Wow. There have been 9 episodes already!

You could see Mickey's gears grinding and you knew that the Miller was gonna get shot. Mickey should have taken the pictures from the wall.

Now they'll say Miller was killed over a drug deal.

Tommy is not worth the trouble. He dressed so nice for the awards show.

Big Brother - 8/25/13

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 22:45
Elissa is the worst player I've ever seen. With Judd back in the game, she had the perfect opportunity to team up with him, Spencer and GM and turn the game around. They have the numbers, they are just too stupid to realize it. At the very least, Elissa could have at least used her HoH as leverage to secure some deals with other players. Instead, she didn't do jack sh*t. Not surprising, but disappointing nonetheless.

Dexter 8/25/13 "Make Your Own Kind Of Music"

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 22:42
With all this talk about a Breaking Bad spin-off sit-com with Saul, I can't help but think Dexter should get a sit-com spin-off of its own. "The Deb & Hannah Show." Two hot roomies. Who want to kill each other.


Things do seem to be coming together, in the sense that fissile material comes together in the core of a nuclear bomb. I sense a body count coming on...

Breaking Bad 08/25/13 "Confessions"

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 21:31
Pretty cagey. I didn't expect Walt to full on implicate Hank. It's a stop-gap measure for sure, but still.

Another great episode. The train keeps rollin' full steam.

Premiere and roamio MSR.

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 20:11
Trying to figure this out... I have the premiere, hard wired. I want to add another TiVo to the bedroom so that they can share shows. There is no way to get network cable to the bedroom since its in the attic.

But of course I will want the roamio as the new main tivo... How well does the wireless adapter work (for the premiere) and are there any good alternatives?

Edit: MSR? Multi room streaming lol thanks iPhone.

Roamio wont accept My Book AV

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 18:49
After I got it up and running, I connected the My Book AV DVR Expander 1TB and restarted the box (twice). It keeps telling me the drive is unsupported after I agree to allow it to set it up for storage.

Connected to basic Roamio via eSata.

Also seems to be stuck on "Getting info (Downloading...)"

Edit: Finally made it thru download (on wifi with 85% signal).

Roamio Doesn't Appear in Tivo Transfer

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 18:23
I connected my new Roamio directly to my router via hardwired Ethernet cable, but it's not showing up in Tivo Transfer for Mac. My old Premiere is there, but nothing else. Anybody else having this issue?

Tuners 5 and 6 Not Authorized

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 18:14
Has anyone see this before? I have a Roamio Plus with a SA CableCard and when I try to use tuners 5 and 6 all but the in the clear channels say not authorized and to call Comcast. Does Comcast have to do something on their end to get my 5th and 6th tuners authorized? I tested this by recording 4 shows and used the 5th tuner to navigate channels. Then used the 5th tuner on an in the clear channel and used the 6th channel to navigate channels.