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Changing wireless router

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 15:06
I bought a new wireless router (Apple Time Capsule) to replace the Cisco one. I knew the dual band would help with our iPads' connections. But I am wholly unable to tell our Premiere XL4 that it needs to connect to a different network, never mind telling it the new password. We have gone through repeating the setup, but it never asks which network to join. I am sure this must be hidden someplace in the Tivo menu, I just can not find it. Until then I have the Cisco connected to the Time Capsule and everything functions, but does a 2 person household need 2 wireless networks?

Arrow "Betrayal" 2/6/2013

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 12:36
I think Ollie set a personal best for killing henchmen in this episode. Henchmens 'R Us will be hiring soon.

It's time to give the Hood a mask. The idea of a hood adequately hiding his identity and him constantly being in the shadows and looking down at his shoes is getting ridiculous.

I don't understand how Merlyn's voice sounded processed on Diggle's recording but Moira's didn't.

TiVo Desktop problem transferring HD file to PC

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:59
I can transfer low definition files fine to my PC, but most often not able to do the same with HD files. It starts the transfer and then stops after about 2 minutes with "Interrupted". I try to restart continuously without luck. I use a wireless connection, NTFS PC, the latest TiVo Desktop (2.8.3), and have over 1TB of hard drive space. Also, I have the TiVo desktop use another area for the cache. TiVo Desktop is using Bonjour for the transfers. I tried Beacon and had the same problem.

When the transfer is interrupted there is no segments on my hard drive. It did not transfer anything. This is the same for dozens of different HD files. Then I transfer a SD file and it works great. My ethernet connection from the TiVo is plugged directly into my wireless router. I even disabled all firewalls and severely reduced any programs running in the background. I did once plug my ethernet cable from the TiVo directly into my PC and it did work, but the transfer of one HD file stated it would take 12 hours to finish for a one hour program!

I did try to transfer using the internet and it failed in the same way. I also removed my cordless phone (2.4GHz) from next to the PC and ho help at all.

Any other suggestions for me?

The real life Archer characters

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 10:27
http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/arche...fe-models.html

Lana is a Hooters waitress from whom Thompson once ordered hot wings, and Archer is, of course, a former model.

For fun - What would a new TiVo Desktop look like?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:20
So, we have seen some conjecture that a possible refresh of TiVo Desktop may be on the horizon. I thought it might be fun to consider what that refresh might look like.

The current desktop allows you too:
  • Publish music to your TiVo
  • Publish a Photo Library to your TiVo
  • Transfer shows from your TiVo box for archival and to view them on your computer.
  • Down scale and decode videos to be moved to mobile devices (paid version only)

I am not sure how much use the photo and music connectivity really gets. Does anyone consistently use these features? But moving video’s to a central media server is something that is done quite a bit and several community tools have been developed that are far more feature rich and usable. My guess is that we would see a similar product in design and functionality as the IOS TiVo app / TiVo Stream – No remote control functionality, but I would expect:
  • Streaming of content, downloading content, managing season passes and enabling transfers of individual shows or series.
  • The TiVo Stream would be the mechanism that connects PC’s to TiVo’s

So the question is; what product would bring value to consumers? What would you like to see in a refreshed TiVo Desktop?

My first feature request is more seamless access of content between the network video shares and TiVo content. I would like to see the new HD screens applied to your network shares and natively enable streaming from the Network share to the TiVo.

tivo getting too hot, possible to cause issues?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:18
I posted a few days ago, regarding pixilation that I've having on about 20 channels. Time Warner hasn't been able to fix it (they've come to replace the cable card, however both cards were bad, and they didn't have more with them).

This has been going on since December, just with certain channels -- anyhow, long story short, yesterday I decided to move my tuning adapter to another shelf on my entertainment center (I noticed that when I took it off the top of my TiVo it was hot, and so was the TiVo), and the farther I got it away from the TiVo (as I was lifting it) the channels started to pixelate less.

In the end, for the last 12 hours or so, with the TA on another shelf from the TiVo, I've had no issues with pixilation on the channels I was before. Now, this has also happened when I've rebooted the TiVo and TA (where it doesn't pixelate for maybe half a day or so), so I'm not sure if its just luck (that it's working since I rebooted everything, and it'll start pixelating again, as it always has after a reboot and several hours), or if its possible that me moving the TA may have fixed it?

I'm thinking that since the TiVo doesn't have the TA on it anymore, adding extra heat (and the cable card was pretty hot too when I pulled it out, whereas its much cooler now), that this could have fixed it?

TWC is supposed to come out today to try and replace the CC and/or TA today, but if things are working now, I'd rather them not waste their time, or mine..

So, before I jump the gun and tell them not to, is it possible that moving the TA fixed it? (Again, I had to reboot everything to move the TA, and when I've rebooted everything in the past, the pixelated channels work for about the same period of time that they have been after me moving the TA, before they start to pixelate again, so I don't want to just presume that me moving it 100% fixed it, however I'm a bit more convinced that me moving it ultimately did more good, than bad).

If anyone can provide any feedback as to if me moving the TA could have fixed it, I'd appreciate it. I just want to make sure I'm not tricking myself into believing it's fixed (but maybe others have had similar issues, and moving the TA fixed it for them?)

Thanks.

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Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:05
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XL4 Doesn't Show Up on HD

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:08
I want to transfer shows from the XL4 to the HD, but the XL4 Doesn't Show Up on HD. The HD does show up on the XL4, though, and I am able to transfer shows from the HD to the XL4 just fine. Has anyone encountered this? I have contacted Tivo support 3 times, and they haven't been able to figure it out.

Tried:
Rebooting both
Rebooting router
Verifying media access key is the same
Enabling sharing on the devices
Enabling network applications on the devices
Tried both wireless and wired connections
and probably some other stuff i'm too tired to remember

TCD746500 w/75 hours=TCD750500?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 07:48
I've got a chance to buy a new Premiere 4 at a very good price, and it has the 75 hr. drive, which I want, but is a TCD746500. I was under the impression that the 750500 had the bigger drive while the 746500 had the 45 hr. drive. The box does say "expanded edition" and "75 HD hours" so I assume I was mistaken.

My question is- will I be missing out on any features of the 750500 by buying the expanded edition of the older model?

Supernatural - "Everybody Hates Hitler" - 2/6/13

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 07:02
Well that was kind of fun. I'd say it was a filler episode but there were a few references that were important. And the new set is just amazing!! I love that they kind of have a home again. Once Bobby's house burned down they were left without a place to go and this place is safe and secret and I'm betting they keep it that way!

Smart Sam is so awesome. He's in heaven with all the stuff in that bunker to research and read. And Dean in the bathrobe with the sword. :up:

And that ending scene. Dean going for the beers and changing his mind and getting out the good stuff.
Dean: So you're a Man of Letter now? Good. :):):)

No controversy again this week for the brothers. We got some hurt Sam and protective big brother again. You know I'm a sucker for that! The Golem was actually cool and I didn't see him being a "good guy" so to speak. And they left him with Aaron and went home. They are learning! (not that they had much of a choice but still, when has that stopped them?)

And Sammy cursing TWICE! First saying "Son of a bitch" when they got inside the bunker than later "How about you screw yourself, nazi bastard"... why do I like that so much? Maybe because it's not expected out of our nice boy.

And on a final note, Dean never fails to entertain me with his very uncomfortable reactions to being thought gay. When we thought Aaron was hitting on him, that entire sequence should have been eye rolling because it's so typical of the "oh I misunderstood our vibe" thing that's always done but Jensen's facial expressions are just gold. I could have that happen every episode.

Okay I think that's all I got. Thoughts?! :)

Suburgatory "Body Talk" OAD 2/9/2013

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 00:29
When Sitcoms Collide!

The episode opens with Tessa and Ryan at the lunch table. Ryan has just told her that he has to eat 30 grams of animal protein at every meal.

Ryan is chowing down on on big ass drumstick, and his plate is loaded with meat.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

This has sent my physicist husband off onto a Sheldon-like riff about how much 30 grams of protein would actually be, demonstrating how many quarters it would take up to make a mass that was 30 grams.

Spoiler: the quarter is 5.670 g, according to The US Mint

And mocking me because I had forgotten how many grams a quarter weighs.

Thank goodness for TiVo. ;)

Problems publishing own RSS feed

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 00:03
I've been banging my head against a brick wall for the last few days trying to get my personal RSS Feed working on my Series3 Tivo box.

My box is connected to the Internet and I am able to view the Whitehouse RSS videos. I used the Whitehouse XML as a starting point for my XML.

My RSS info comes up on the Tivo box but when I try to play the video, I get this error:

The service timed out before it was able to retrieve your video to play or download. The may be caused by a temporary network outage, please try your request again later


I can view the XML file and associated video through my browser. I know my Tivo is on the network as I can play the Whitehouse videos without a problem. The XML file is pointing to the correct video file because the video will play when viewed through the browser.

I've encoded the video to be the same format as the Whitehouse video and I have the correct MIME type for the video (video/x-m4v).

I'm at a loss for what to try next.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Matthew Melhuish
Sumo Baby Media

XL4 Doesn't Show Up on HD

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 22:35
I want to transfer shows from the XL4 to the HD, but the XL4 Doesn't Show Up on HD. The HD does show up on the XL4, though, and I am able to transfer shows from the HD to the XL4 just fine. Has anyone encountered this? I have contacted Tivo support 3 times, and they haven't been able to figure it out.

Super HD Rocks on the Premiere!

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 21:20
Just got it! Quality improvement is
Night & day difference .
Makes regular HD look like SD.

Watched twilight zone, of all things.
Looked like it was made 2013.

Saw 3d is available also. Haven't tried it yet.
don't care so much for 3d shows.

remote code for sharp soundbar (HT-SB200)

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:36
I tried all the remote codes suggested for sharp A/V equipment. One worked for the mute but not volume (1100). Anyone else able to get it to work?

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Justified S2E05 OAD 2/5/2013 "Kin"

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 19:50
Wow, lots of guest stars in this one. I was happy to see Winona, especially, and disappointed her appearance was so brief.

Was Josiah an old character making a return, or someone new the show treated like an old foe of Raylan's? I'm trying to track how Boyd knew to go right to him to find Drew Thompson. Either way, I don't guess he'll be making another appearance now!

My one nitpick with this episode is Colton not telling Boyd about Ellen May. Yes, Boyd would be ticked about it, but it's clear the worse outcome for Colton is going to come from not telling him. This feels like an action Colton is taking because the plot needs him to, not because it's what the character actually would do.

Lost TiVo Desktop with latest upgrade

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 19:07
After the latest upgrade, I don't see my TiVo desktop on my ToDo list anymore. The Desktop shows up on my TiVo Series 3, and the TivoToGo status in System Information is 'a,a,a'. After rebooting all around, the TiVo desktop still doesn't show up. (And this even after I transfer programs from the Premiere to TiVo Desktop).

Any thoughts?

FWIW, the TiVo desktop is on Windows 8, 64-bit and is the current version.

Thanks.

Getting service on a used TiVO?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 18:36
I currently have a Premiere unit with lifetime service and was thinking about purchasing a second unit, I was waffling back and forth if I should get the Premiere 4 (no interested in the XL models as I have no need for THX) and decided that with two units I don't really need a 4 tuner unit.

So the question is, if I buy a used Premiere that currently does not have service does TiVo allow me to add it to my account and purchase lifetime service on the unit for the reduced price of $399 (vs the regular $499)?

Any special hoops I have to jump through to prove its in the same location as the other unit?

I figured I'd ask here before I purchase a unit or raise a red flag with TiVO.

Thanks,

-TL

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