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Presendential Speech 8-24-13

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:20
There's a Presendential Speech on 8-24-13, you may want to pad your shows set for this Wednesday. I have no idea when the President will be on.

Big Brother 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:55
All I can say about this episode is that GinaMarie sure can slurp down some froyo...

Dexter - S08E04 - "Scar Tissue" - OAD 7/21/2013 *spoilers*

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:45
Surprised there is no thread yet. You guys have been pretty talkative about this show for the first few episodes of this season.

Anyway, did they finally acknowledge in this episode that Batista still owns the restaurant? I had found it odd up until now that he retired last year and opened a restaurant, and then this season he's been promoted to lieutenant without any mention of his retirement or his restaurant.

So Harry probably killed himself because he couldn't live with what he turned Dexter into, and now Deb wants to kill both herself and Dexter. Obviously she didn't succeed. It will be interesting to see if this changes how Dexter feels about her.

Still waiting to see how Deb's boss fits into this whole thing. I refuse to believe he's nothing more than an ex-cop who is now a PI and Deb's boss.

Interesting that the Brain Surgeon guy would clear out of his house and take all the shoes, but leave his computer and everything else in the basement lair.

Big Brother: Are we getting a fair representation of the house guests? (spoilers?)

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:38
NOTE: The news media has reported on some of the goings on in the house. While CBS hasn't shown any other houseguest saying racist comments, I believe it's been reported in many news outlets. This may contain spoilers!!

Just read this article:


We know Aaryn has been painted as a racist by the producers on the the CBS broadcast of the show, but as of yet have ignored comments by others in the house that would be considered bigoted. Should CBS at least mention these comments? Considering that the viewers have a stake in the game this year, should CBS paint a fairer picture of the house guests than they are now? Should Aaryn's comments be the only ones broadcast and mentioned?

RIP Dennis Farina

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:11
Crime Story was one of my favorite shows and I liked him in other roles as well.

Bates Motel: Producers tease Season 2 and Freddie Highmore visits the Writers Room

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 14:01
According to this article in the Hollywood Reporter, Bates Motel had a panel at this years Comic Con and talked about the general direction of Season 2 for Bates Motel.

(There are some minor spoilers in the article but they're pretty general, IMO. Those very anti spoiler may want to avoid reading the article.)

They also showed a rather humorous video of Freddie Highmore visiting the Writers on the Universal lot to explain why he wasn't sitting on the panel.

Freddie Highmore at Universal



Falling Skies "Strange Brew" OAD 7/21/13

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:08
Ummm.... :confused:

I get that this was mostly an episode where the evil chick was trying to get information from Tom, but dang. That was... weird. Some good subtle background info, though.

Who else expected something like this to come at the end of his daydream with him and his wife: "...there's nothing left for you here, but before you go, please tell me one thing... will you be going to Boston, Chicago, Jacksonville or New York?" :D


getting back from little window playing a recorded program

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 13:02

I've noticed that if you are watching a recorded show, you can hit tivo button, etc and the recorded item keeps playing the little window at the top.

Now it lets you pause it there too, pause/play does that.

My question is how do I make that full screen again? Right now, I hit tivo btn, then tivo to get into now playing, which does rememeber the folder i was in, enter and play.

Since the little box is still playing, there should be a simple 'go back to full screen'. I even tried the 'exit' button, which would make sense to exit the menus, but it doesnt work.

TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:31
Hey folks I got a question. I have a S3 HDXL, connected to my network via ethernet. I am looking for faster transfer speeds to backup several programs for later watching as well as re encoding to mobile viewing. I have a "n" in my home and good coverage of the network.

As it sits, according to kmttg my wired transfers are averaging about 7 to 10 Mbps.

If I were to use the "TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter" should I be able to get higher transfer speeds?

Any other ideas as well?

Channel Selection on TiVo HD

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:24
I just got through talking to a TiVo CSR about setting the channels I want to receive, that is going through the channel list and deleting "The Jewelry Channel", channels in languages I don't understand, etc. The following is our conversation:

"Larry: When I am selecting which channels I want to see or not see on the channel select screen how do I decide whether to select the low channel number like "25 WFXT" or the high number like "865 WFXTHD" they both give me a HD picture. In fact for reasons I don't understand some channels have 3 or more channels like "25 WFXT", "865 WFXTHD" and "132WFXT" (made up channel numbers). And I'm not counting 25-2, 25-3 etc.

Matthew: That is completely up to you.
Matthew: I always watch the higher up channel as that is generally the HD one. If both are HD to you, it is then completely up to your preference.

Larry: So there is no difference at all??? Why is there even an option?

Matthew: That is up to your cable provider. Generally those lower end channels are standard definition.

Larry: OK

Matthew: Are there any other questions I can assist you with today?"

Is that true? I currently have all of the available channels checked and if I have a Season Pass for, say, "CSI: Rest Area" the Upcoming Episodes list shows the same episode 2 or 3 times, once for each channel number. However somehow TiVo knows which one to record.

But maybe I should have just one selected, but which one?

Any suggestions or comments?

Thanks, Larry

TiVo HD, Denon Receiver, Pioneer Plasma, Local channels OTA (and they look better than Comcast)

Newsroom 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 11:53
Much better this week. I feel like I have to watch this show in total silence to get the dialog. Headphones help, too. Which means I'll be watching it, like I did this one, after midnight when everyone else in the house is asleep.

I still didn't hear all the dialog in the scene with Lisa. There was one line she said that I didn't hear after trying three times.

Will screaming at the cop was a bit much. As was MacKenzie throwing a drink at Will for some not very well explained reason.

But the major plot points of Genoa and Maggie in Africa seem to be moving forward. We can only assume she ends up held captive.

Showtime On-Demand (Directv)

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 08:36
Wife and I want to catch up on Homeland, which we missed so far.

If we add Showtime (on Directv), would we have access to seasons 1 and 2 of Homeland on demand? Seems like that would the cheapest way to see the show, binge-watch over the course of a month.

From Showtime's web site it looks like this would work. Can anybody confirm?

True Blood "Don't You Feel Me?" 7/21/2013

Mon, 07/22/2013 - 02:52
OK, I realize that this is a fantasy universe, but even here, the Second Law of Thermodynamics has to apply. So Warlow's plan of just endlessly recycling blood between himself and Sookie is never going to work -- with each cycle, they're going to lose a little energy, because they need to use some just to live. (Un-live?) Ultimately they'll have to feed on someone else.

Strange that Billith didn't already know that Jessica was gone / in trouble -- he had no trouble sensing Sookie's distress.

TC Club Membership Issue

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 22:51
I was attempting to renew my membership with the TC Club. The instructions explicitly state that a Paypal account is not required. However, in the checkout flow, Paypal was forcing me to create an account. It would not let me continue without creating a password and agreeing to Paypal terms.

Is this something in how you've set-up the checkout? I've purchased from many other vendors using my credit card and have not been forced to create a Paypal account. I am very interested in renewing, but do not want to create a Paypal account.

TiVo Mini error V123

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 21:24
What does this error mean? I'm getting it on two of my three Mini's. I set them up a while back, and they worked fine, and now when I try and use them, they don't work...
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Would multi room work with one subscribed TiVo and one not?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 20:28
I'm sure the answer is both need to be subscribed, but figured I'd ask.

I have one TiVo HD with lifetime and cable card. I received another TiVo HD and would ideally just put it in the bedroom and transfer shows from the living room TiVo.

Can this be done without a subscription on the bedroom TiVo?


Sun, 07/21/2013 - 15:11
Is anyone watching this as its pretty good. Since there had been no other threads I figured would start this one as a whole season thread.

Originally I thought this season wasn't going to be as good as the first but so far its quite good. Kevin's ex-partner cop turned bad guy is an interesting story line. At first I thought it was just him acting as a deep undercover but for him to actually kill another cop, and his new boss and all us viewers actually saw it. So he really has turned bad. Of course he wasn't an angel to begin with having hidden and slept with Kevin's wife!

In the episode of 7/14, they introduced a new character - the counterfeit printer and big boss. Is this Lee Tergesen as the IMDb does not show him as being in Copper, but I was pretty sure it was him!


Bones season 8 - anybody watched?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 13:38
Me and the wife just finished about a two week marathon evening binge watching of all of seasons 7 and 8. I saw the thread on season 7 - is there anyone else here besides me that's still watching? I was very disappointed in the season finale.

Anyone? Bueller?


Tivo HD - Some program data not missing

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 12:15
Hello, my Tivo HD's guide seems to be damaged or something. If I bring up the guide, everything seems to be there, but if I go into a show and look for additional showings, none are there for most shows.

As a result, most shows aren't recording. Some are, but most aren't.

I did the guided setup and nothing has changed.

is there any way to fix this without losing all my season passes and recorded shows?


Breaking bad commentary?

Sun, 07/21/2013 - 09:23
I noticed in iTunes there selling "deluxe" seasons of Breaking Bad with commentary. Is this available anywhere besides the discs and downloads? Like as an ongoing podcast?