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customer retention phone number?

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 08:52
Hi all. Does anyone have DirecTv's customer retention number? I'm tired of the game they are playing with Time Warner over the new Laker channel. If DTV cannot provide the programming I want. I'm leaving. Been a DTV customer for 14 years. Too bad it came to this.

TiVo 'resume playing' problem

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 06:43
I've had a look at the previous threads with similar problems, but would still like to ask this.

I now have a TiVo box, having had a V+ for years.

I want to be able to 'Resume Playing' on a halted recording, at the 'Last Viewed' point, but my options don't seem to allow that.

Is this a fault, is this an 'improvement' with the new box?

If you tell me I'll have to live with it, so be it.

Allen.

60 Minutes 10/21/12 - Medical marijuana in CO, Greg Smith formerly of GS, Spielberg

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 05:37
Pretty good ep.

I had no idea the legalized medical marijuana business was so big in Colorado.

It was interesting to finally hear from the GS exec who quit via scathing op-ed in the NY Times.

Some of the background info about Spielberg was interesting. I had no idea about most of it.

Dexter S07E04 "Run" 2012-Oct-21

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 00:10
It seems like Dexter is very slowly winning Deb over to accepting him. But she still has a ways to go. I wonder if something will happen before Dexter wins her over completely.

Judging from that picture Isaak was crying over, I guess Viktor was Isaak's son. If Isaak is going to get back at Dexter in full psychopathic revenge mode, I suppose Isaak will go after Harrison. Especially after that conversation that Deb and Dexter had about Rita being killed because Dexter is selfish.

Hannah certainly seems to be attracted to serial killers. I'm not sure if there is more to her story or not. She must have a secret? Dexter certainly likes the hot blondes: Rita, Lumen, Hannah (I think Dexter is attracted to her).

It was interesting to see Dexter change his killing ritual so much. No plastic wrap, no blood slides, no dismembering, filling trash bags, and taking the boat out (convenient that, now he won't notice any blood spatter on his boat for a while). And he burned up all his old blood slides...except for the one LaGuerta has.

Deb was...."glad" to see Speltzer go up in smoke.

Boardwalk Empire 10/21/12 spoilers

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 22:32
I think I am about to delete my season pass. There are too many things going on at once and I think its ruining the show. I didnt mind when there was three story lines going but I think tonight there were five story lines going. It's as if they dont have enough material to do one story so they have to put other things as fillers. His girl in NY is a waste of time to me. And now Jame's mother is about to go flakey on us.

Walking Dead S03E02 - 10/21/12 - Sick

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 21:31
Rick grew a pair over the winter.

5.1 surround sound where did it go?

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 19:48
I have a TiVo series 3 which plays 5.1 surround just fine. I noticed that when I use kmttg and Streamclip to down load and remove commercials, I lose the 5.1 surround getting only stereo. kmttg downloads to my Mac Pro giving numerous files only 2 of which I use, .edl and .mpeg. I use Excel to read the .edl which contains in and out points for the commercials and Streamclip MPEG to actually use the in and out points to cut the commercials. That way I have more control on what is cut. Streamclip then saves the processed file as MPEG with final conversion by Handbreak to MP4. I lose the surround in the mpeg file kmttg creates. Am I missing some modifications of kmttg or Streamclip? Any help would be appreciated.

Bob's Burgers 10/21/12 - Replaced by baseball

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 18:38
Rec'd this tweet about 20 minutes ago:

@BobsBurgersFOX:

Attn. Fans: #bobsburgers has been replaced by baseball tonight. All-new episodes return on SUN 11/11 at 8:30/7:30c. // http://t.co/656hM4KD

Problems recording buffer. Is this a behavior change or a bug?

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 17:24
I've encountered what I consider to be a big problem lately. I've tried searching the forums to see if there is any info, but I see conflicting information about whether other people are having the same problem or not.

The problem succinctly: I'm in the middle of watching a show in the buffer that has finished (in live TV time) and I press Record. Prior to 1-2 months ago, I would get the next show (next in the buffer, current by live TV time) with at least part of the finished show appended at the beginning dependent upon buffer capacity. Now, when I press record it dumps the buffer from before the start of the next show (current in live TV) and I lose what I was watching because ONLY the next show gets recorded.

With more details:
Previously (maybe more than 1-2 months ago), if I was watching something in the buffer that had ended (in live TV), I could press record and get everything in the buffer. In fact, regardless of whether I was watching the live show or the finished show before, I used to get everything in the buffer. I know that some people (myself included) didn't like the fact that the Tivo would record extra before the live show, but that was better than what my box has started doing lately. Now, no matter what I do, I can't record anything from the buffer that has ended. If I'm watching channel 99, show A, but I'm not caught up and show B starts, there is no way for me to get show A even though it's in the buffer. When I press record, show A gets dumped (regardless of where I am in the buffer) and only show B gets recorded. I can also only go back in the buffer as far as the start of show B.

I've tried pressing Rec when I'm on the prior show, and I've tried pressing Info and then Select to record/explore the prior show and neither work. Funny thing is that when I press Info it shows the correct prior show program info, but then when I select record/explore show the popup dialog is asking about the next (live TV) show.

Is anybody else experiencing this INCREDIBLY frustrating behavior? Anybody know how to work around it?

Technical info:
Model: Premiere HD
Platform: Series4
SW: 20.2.1.2-01-2-746
Flash: 20-2-1-mr/2012.06.04-1505
HD Menu SW: b-iris-2-1-mr/2012.05.23-1542

Please forgive me if this has been discussed somewhere already, but I found conflicting information in recent threads:
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=493780
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9313128

Can TiVo stream over wired point-to-point connection?

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 16:02
Theoretical question: is it possible to hook up a computer to TiVo directly via a wired connection (that is -- without a router in between) and stream programs between the two? I've set up wired and wireless connections before, but only with a router broadcasting on the network.

I came up with the possibly-genius idea of hooking up a Raspberry Pi with an external drive to allow wired transfers without having to run 200 feet of cable all over my house.

Thanks in advance,
Keith

change recording defaults

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 15:25
Is there a way to change the recording defaults that pop up each time you set up a season pass? Thanks.

New TV, but can't figure how to connect to TiVo

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 12:06
Just bought an LG 32" at BB. I went to connect cables and found that the new tv had usb ports and not a round port (with little wires) for the TiVo like my old tv. I have a TiVo HD and it's set up as a wireless.

Right now the TiVo is not connected but the cable is. I still can't get any channels and figure that's because it used to all go thru my TiVo. I am not sure if that's correct though. I also have a ps3 and that is connected to the new tv and is working fine.

Thank god my spare TiVo is working and can record Walking Dead tonight!

DD51 Audio dropouts on Denon/Audyssey

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 11:04
I have traced my problem with audio dropouts to an incompatibility(?) with my Denon AVR-591's Audyssey mode; if I disable Audyssey the dropouts stop. However, on the AVSforum 591 owner's thread they say this is a Tivo problem, that no one else is reporting this issue with Audyssey.

I have previously posted on this but without any solution,
http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=487516

The issue only happens on some channels so I'm guessing that some DD5.1 signals are malformed and the Tivo Premiere doesn't handle them properly? I had previously diagnosed the issue as specific to my encrypted cable channels so maybe the issue lies there?

Stream = Apple ONLY ?

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 09:43
From what I can gather, TiVo Stream works ONLY with a small selection of Apple Mobile Devices.

Windows devices or Laptops are not compatible.

Correct ?

Can I give my tivo with comcast to a friend

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 09:18
My friend lives down the ROAD...

Can I give him my premier tivo

we both have comcast in the building

1..will it work..?
2..will he get my PREMIUM channels.. (HBO and Showtime)
3.. will comcast or tivo ever find out I have 1 outside of my condo

thanks

Looking for device to placeshift Tivo remotely with web interface

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 08:36
I need a device that can placeshift my Tivo remotely using a web interface. I need this to function at a Dialysis center where most ports are blocked but web browsing is permitted. If anyone knows of such a device or a work around please let me know.

Stream - YES!

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 06:22
I just took a trip to London last week. Loaded up the ipad with material. Watched tons of video on the trip. Got home last night, plugged in and grabbed all of the new material and dumped it onto my ipad for a trip to Seoul this morning.

With the other tools there were so many steps and babysitting involved. When you only have a few hours at home, it is nice to have a simple, straightforward mechanism to handle that task. Even with an 8-core server chugging away it takes so long to move things over, and something always screws up with itunes.

The only problem I had was that I ran out of space and only got half of a show, but there was no warning on the ipad or in the app.

That being said, is there any way to default to "standard" and not HD on the transfers? For 90% of my shows I would rather have them in standard so that I can fit more on the tablet. I hate having to select standard over and over. Looked around on the menu, can't find anything.

SNL 10/20/12 Bruno Mars; Bruno Mars

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 23:59
The 2nd Presidential Debate (Tom Hanks cameo)
Bruno Mars monologue
Brad Pitt pour Chanel commercial
Haters with Sunny Taylor Tompkins
Taco Bell commercial
Pandora Headquarters
Sad Mouse
Bruno Mars performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Dos & Don'ts
..More Top Stories
..Stefon
Merryville Haunted Castle (Tom Hanks cameo)
Franklin's Dog Condoms commercial
Yeti Point!
Dr. Zizmor commercial
Bruno Mars performs
Donkey Punch the Ballot!

I had no idea Bruno Mars was a person thought it was just a band.

Very strong cold open, Obama dropping the mic was priceless.

Brad Pitt commercials very funny.

Haters I didn't really get, total meh for me.

I nominate the Pandora sketch as one of the best all time for a first time musical host. He did an awesome job with those impersonations.

Season Pass

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 21:44
I am confused about using "Season Pass" on my Premiere. My wife has certain shows she wants to collect all episodes of. An example would be "I Love Lucy". Episodes air on at least three different channels in our Comcast lineup. I was hoping that setting a Season Pass for Lucy would grab all episodes on whatever channel was broadcasting same. Apparently not??

Seeing that likelyhood, I tried to set up a second Season Pass for Lucy shows airing on another channel. The Tivo would not let me it seems. It did not produce an error but did not create the season pass either. It would only allow each airing to be setup to record individually.

What am I missing and what am I doing wrong?

Windows 7 Starter Sees Tivo Desktop But Transfers Only Audio

Sat, 10/20/2012 - 20:28
Windows 7 Starter on my Acer Netbook sees all my shows thru Tivo Desktop but when I do a transfer there is only audio. I downloaded the K-Lite Codec Pack but it didn't change anything. Any ideas? Also, is it normal for an hour show to take an hour or more to transfer?

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