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Bates Motel S01E06 - The Truth

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:45
Wow. Shootout with Shelby. Norma saying that Norman killed his dad. I wonder if that's true, or if it is just convenient that she can blame it on Norman.

Norman asking her if there is something wrong with him, and she denying it (or did that happen in the previous episode - I saw them back to back), makes me wonder. We saw in a previous episode that Norman does have hallucinations about Norma. He doesn't remember trying to kill his brother with the meat tenderizer. I'm guessing it's possible that he killed his dad. If he really killed his dad, you'd think that she'd try to get him some help for his fugue states.

She also needed to come up with more time on what to say about Shelby. I wonder how much Norman can say. He obviously won't know anything about the shootout, as he was unconscious, but he is fully aware about the sex slave girl. It's going to be hard to keep Emma quiet about things.

I can see them trying to pass off Shelby's responses as him being obsessed with Norma - setting her up for Keith's death because she was trying to break it off with him would be the perfect excuse. Even keeping the girl locked up in the boat makes Shelby look just that much more guilty for Keith's death. Too bad that Norman, Dylan, and Emma left fingerprints all over the place in that boat.

And poor Norma, getting essentially raped a second time. Don't get me wrong - she's a wacko. Still, it shocks me a tad that they'd show things in that way on prime time. I'm guessing due to the fact that it's on A&E instead of one of the standards makes the difference.

I have to say, though, I'm still liking the show. The writers are keeping me guessing as to where the show is leading. They seem to be keeping truthful to the core of Robert Bloch's story (the man who wrote the book that the movie was based on). I like how Freddie Highmore is playing the character. He seems to be doing a really good job.

Bates Motel S01E05 "Ocean View"

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 15:28
I was a couple of weeks behind, so I just caught up.

Norman finally gets some. I had to laugh at the grin that he had while walking down the street. Makes total sense. :p

Norma arrested, being a martyr, not wanting help. It's an abusive relationship she has with Norman. She smothers him with love, and pushes him away, trying to make him cling to her.

Aside from Dylan working for a drug dealer, he's looking out for Norman's best interests. It's nice that it's not all black and white. Dylan driving around in the truck that has his friend's blood all over it seems kinda creepy though.

Interesting that they found the girl. Shelby hiding her in the boat makes a lot of sense, though. Shelby had to know that Norma had suspicions about her, since she went on her walkabout in his house.

I mentioned in an update on the previous thread - you can now download the journal that Norman found (the anime one) on iTunes. You need iBook to read it, I believe. It's also a free download. I checked it out. The chinese is translated for you if you tap on the page.

Jets Dump Tebo

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:35
Tivo spokesjock Tim Tebow has been dumped by the New York Jets. No more genuflecting on the sideline. The Jets drafted another quarterback and immediately put Tebow on waivers. So far, no other team is expressing interest. How long will the Tebow-Tivo gig last?

CBS Renews 2.5 men with out the .5

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:41
Quote: CBS put out a release officially announcing the renewal of Two And A Half Men for next season, the return of stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer and the departure of Angus T. Jones as a regular. http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/asht...nd-a-half-men/

H10 replacement?

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:08
6 year old DVR, Directv has gone to own dvr but with TIVO software, (I'm told), If I go with DirectV, I am told I must buy HD service also...Question if I go to Best Buy and pay $150 can I use with DirctV and not buy HD fees, ( old TV)

Unable to Clear & Delete after Error 51

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:00
My Series 3 (TCD648250B) died recently, which I first thought was the HDD. I was unable to backup the drive with WinMFS (got an error reading the drive) and the drive failed SMART tests. So I found Unitron's fresh image for my model and started over with a new 1TB drive (WD10EAVS restored with WinMFS). Couldn't get that to work so I replaced the caps in my power supply.

Now the TiVo will boot just fine with the fresh drive and I get through setup without any problems. I then get error 51, which is expected. So I do a Clear and Delete, but the TiVo never boots successfully a second time. After getting through the initial setup it seems like everything is working fine (except the error 51 of course). But then I can't get it to boot again after selecting Clear and Delete, which is necessary to clear the error 51. It just hangs on the initial powering up screen (all lights on the front of the box on). Is this where it would hang for hours during a clear and delete?

Any suggestions? I've used old posts on this forum to get this far and it's been incredibly helpful, but I'm at a loss now. I've got lifetime service on this box so I'd really like to rescue it.


TP4 restarted overnight

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:59
Did anybody else's Tivo Premiere restart by itself overnight? My TP4 did and I think a friend of mines did too. I immediately checked the Account Information screen for a new build but the version number remained the same. Usually, this kind of behavior signals that a new update is imminent so who knows.

A question about using the new Slingbox 350 with my Premiere ...

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:52
My old Slingbox PRO-HD finally broke, and I'm contemplating replacing it with the new 350. Ideally, I would like to send HDMI from the TiVo to my receiver, and component video to the Slingbox. I seem to recall this may cause HDMI handshake issues if all the devices in the HDMI chain aren't turned on. Is this still the case?

Auto Hop (The Hopper)

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 08:29
I was reading that Dish Networks hopper DVR can automatically skip commercials.

Do you think this feature will be available on Tivo in the future rather than having to fast forward?

Amazing Race - OAD 4/28/2013

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 07:16
Finally! That whiny b*tch is gone!

I knew when they had to do the physical task with the barrels that they wouldn't get there before the roller derby moms.

I'm thinking that next week's two-hour finale will be two single episodes with a Philimination at the end of the first hour, then a flight to somewhere (coastal) in the US for the second hour. Or possibly straight to the final destination at the beginning of the first.

Not sure who I want to win, now. The final four are all pretty non-descript.

Game of Thrones S3E5 04/28/2013 'Kissed By Fire'

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 06:39
Congratulations to Jon Snow! ;)

The scene with Jaime and Brienne was fantastic. His recount of why he killed the king was riveting. Not to mention how Bolton tricked him for as long as he could about Cersei!

Tywin continues his quest for father of the year. Loved how quickly he erased that smirk off Cersei's face!

Hard drive constanly thrashing

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 05:58
Model 652;
The HDD is constantly "thrashing" around. This has been going on for weeks now. I decided to do a power cycle which initially solved the problem, but only for a week. Now it's back to thrashing.
I have a 2nd 652, but that is not doing this.
This is setup for OTA & CATV w/ no CC if that matters. It also does not have any desktop functions (access) in use. It has a WD 1TB internal drive (WD10EZRX) with the intellipark disabled with no external drive connected.

This is not a noisy or bad hard drive. The thrashing is quite, it either has to be dead quiet in the room or I have to place my ear next to the deck to hear this. It sounds as it's doing a defrag process continuously or indexing (if that is what it is called). I used MFSLive boot CD to image the drive.

Any ideas what is going on and why a power cycle temporally fixed the problem? :confused:

Tivo Stream & False Advertising!! I want my $ Back!

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 03:12
Being a loyal TiVo customer since day one, I was really excited when the slick email came from Tivo marketing announcing the capabilities of their new Tivo Stream product. It was just what I was looking for. I have an iPad, but hardly use it over my much preferred Android Tablet and phone. This was way back in mid 2012, and the promo email, website, and everything that talked about the Tivo Stream said "Now Working With IOS Devices" and "Android Support Coming Soon".

Well, the reason I decided to buy it the first day it was available was that I could play around with it on my iPad, then it will REALLY BE USEFUL to me when the android comes out SOOOOON! No reasonable person would expect soon to be close to a year. Since then, Tivo got $129.00 for the box, and all the monthly fees....while I wait to figure out what TiVo means by "Soon".

Android devices now outnumber IOS by quite a bit...GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND STOP MAKING PROMISES TO SELL PRODUCTS THAT YOU CANT KEEP!!! Where can I get my money back for a product that was completely misrepresented? It doesn't appear TiVo ever plans to add the Android support.

When will I buy another TiVo product after being a loyal customer for so long???? SOON!

Masterchef - May 22 - Wednesday

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 01:13
just saw an ad
can't wait


Mad Men "The Flood" (OAD 4/28/2013)

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 23:18
Did the way the realtor made the comment about the 2nd Ave subway make anyone else's ears prick up?

It did mine, so I looked it up.

and still not built, lol.

I guess I don't understand the map on that article well though, cuz it looks like even though the 2nd Ave subway hasn't been built there are a couple of parallel lines a couple blocks over, no?

Do Hulu Plus subscribers actually have less commercials?

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:49
The claim is that Hulu Plus subscribers watch less commercials, but it that really true. And if there are less commercials, how much less?

I'm a bit skeptical when Hulu marketing info states that paying subscribers help keep costs down. The reality for all advertising business models is to maximize profits through advertising. If Hulu has companies buying ad time for for TV series XXX, I can't see them turning down money because they have a policy of only couple minutes (or whatever) of ads for paying subscribers. I would suspect that if they could match the networks with 18-19 minutes of of ads per hour, Hulu would do it. :)

Veep Season 2

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:16
I created a whole season thread because there does not seem to be the love for this show that it deserves. Single best comedy on tv right now.
JLD is really hitting her stride. The writing is razor sharp, and the show requires multiple viewings to get all the jokes. I just hope they can sustain this level of excellence. Great great great.

Fast Programming Update - Thanks!

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:14
Since this tends to be the place we come to when we have questions or problems, I wanted to share some personal "good news" and thanks to the TiVo folks.

My cable company recently added about 24 HD channels to the lineup. After a week without seeing any Guide Data for these new options, though, I sent a Lineup Change form to TiVo Help. They say to allow for about a week for anything to change. . . so I was very pleasantly surprised to see that accurate Guide Data showed up in less than 48 hours. And I didn't have to do a thing to get it -- no restart, no Guided Setup redo. It was just there. And it just worked.

I know. . . Not anything earth-shaking here. But as someone who watches a ton of TV -- and who has loved TiVo ever since our first S2 unit in 2002 -- I just wanted to say a public "thank you" for a small job done well.


The Amazing Race - OAD 4/21/2013

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 06:21
I love those long pauses on the mat after Phil tells a team they are the last to arrive.
You just know that means non-elimination. :)


Mon, 04/22/2013 - 05:24
Does Tivo still use the Teleword paid program for downloading info? I don't see it listed in the onscreen guide.