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True Blood - "Who Are You, Really?" 6/16

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:31
What, no thread yet.

I thought it was a very good beginning of the season. I thought I recognized the actor playing Warlow and I confirmed it at IMDb - Rutger Houer!

I just knew when Sookie and Jessica got to the house Bill would be back to his more "normal' looking self. But he now has powers that even he does not know about. And surprise surprise - He can't be killed with a wooden stake! I wonder if any of the other "true death" methods would work on him: silver bullets or beheading (are there any others?)

Anyway, I'm quite glad that its back!!!


Burn notice: all current season starting June 2013

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:49
only 2 eps before the team is back together? they really cant bear to be without each other can they? i find it really hard to believe that even with the child at risk, that mom would give michael up. she's done some very difficult missions in the past. but maybe in her anger toward mike she was just thinking of herself.

and yes i believe she should have been savvy enough to spot the fake.

i dont remember seeing any subtitles like 'scum drug lord' so i hope they get a chance to put them back on the screen asap lol

Mad Men 6/16 The Quality of Mercy

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 09:19
First, wow, when I put the title in, this one came up -
Babylon 5, "The Quality of Mercy", S01E21, OAD 8/17/94 *spoilers*


That aside, what an interesting episode.

Sally and Glen. I thought from the start the girls at the school were going to be doing some initiation thing on her.

Peggy. Poor Peggy. She gets shafted by Don again and her great work taken away. Did he really do that to save the day or because he didn't want her to get credit.

I think she needs to find a new company to work for with no Ted or Don around. I couldn't believe they were sneaking off to the movies together. But then the way that office works everyone with any position is off in the middle of the day for hours on end. It's crazy.

Bobby Benson had me confused. I need to rewatch that whole bit with him and Peter again.

Stram Will NOT work on MPEG4

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:08
Just a heads up. the Stream will not currently work with MPEG4 content. Our system uses MPEG4 for cable channels, and MPEG2 for broadcast. The only ones that will stream are those encoded in MPEG2.

Not sure if TiVo is even aware of this issue.


Sun, 06/16/2013 - 23:30
Final season of "Futurama" starts at 10:00PM EDT on Wed. 06/19 on Comedy Central. First 2 eps. in a 1 hour block, repeated at 12:01 and 2:03.

the dvr has detected a serious problem

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 20:15
I started having problems with my TiVo HD so I called TiVo Customer support and they told me to Clear program information & To Do List. I figured I would do that before I did "Clear & delete everything" next. Well I did it and now the TiVo displays this screen and is in an endless loop. Im not sure if I need to buy a new HD and re-image or not. I had no success trying to enter the kick start codes either.

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Is upgrading the hard drive in a brand new tivo worth the risk?

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 20:07
definately getting a tivo tommorrow, but debating buying the premiere 4 and upgrading the HD or buying the xl4. when I look at it on the surface it looks pretty good a 2tb hd from newegg for 80 bucks and get the premiere 4 for 250 and by the time i pay tax on the tivo. Im still saving about 80 dollars vs buying the premiere xl4 out right with maryland tax but is it worth voiding the warranty and not having the thx? With the money I would save I could get 2 minis instead if 1.

The only thing im a little jittery about is upgrading a hd for the first time in a tivo and screwing it up


HR10-250 and OTA schedule data

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 17:51
I live in the Indianapolis area and use the OTA to get HD local channels.

WISH-TV has suddenly stopped updating their schedule data - Regular Directv and other OTA schedules show up fine but all there is on WISH-TV is "Regular Schedule".

Glitch or some contractual thing?


Sun, 06/16/2013 - 13:31
I have not seen much discussion of games around here for years. However, I'd like to start some discussion/suggestion.

I love playing the games that are on my Tivos. Wordsmith and Rockswap are my favorites. Wordsmith is considerably different on the Premier as you cannot see the tiles that will be revealed until you play a tile.

Rockswap annoys me when all the levels are completed the game simply offers a congratulations and moves on. It seems to me that if like Wordsmith it stored the score, or date, etc it would offer some additional challenge.

What do you think?

To Do List Issues

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 12:42
I just got a XL4 and transferred my season pass manager from my old XL to the XL4. The list transferred for the most part (a few said corrupted, I am just going to add those again) and my shows are now set to be recorded. Except for one thing.

Some of my shows say "New" even though they are not, when I go to the guide it doesn't show as new; at first I though the guide had it wrong. This is sort of creating the issue of defeating the purpose of 4 tuners since real new shows are not being recorded because of conflicts. For example, The Voice is recording this evening although it is a repeat from last week. The guide shows it is not new, and I have The Voice set to record only "New". Yet, my To Do List says it is "New". Is there anything I can do? If it is just because the TiVo is new and will go back to normal soon, I will just adjust my To Do List, I was doing that weekly with 2 tuners anyway.


No Game of Thrones tonight...

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 10:58
What to do? What to do!?:eek:

I'll watch something else, of course. I will miss the show, and may go insane though.

Kickstart 58 (Premiere XL) - 18 hours later

Sun, 06/16/2013 - 09:28
I started a Kickstart 58 yesterday. After less than 5 minutes, it went to a screen saying "Installing service update."

18 hours later, it is still on the same screen. Is it safe to pull the plug and reboot?

very poor picture - Vizio

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 22:47
I just hooked up a new Vizio HD tv to an older series 2 TiVo and the picture is black and white and very poor quality. this is thru the r/w/yellow cables since series 2 doesn't have hdmi. I had another lcd tv hooked up fine - what gives?

Motorola cableCARD firmware

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 21:49
I have two TiVo Premiere XL4's utilizing Motorola cableCARD's. I noticed today that the firmwares are quite different from one to the other. Recently my cable company pushed out a firmware update to both of my Motorola tuning adapters but not the cableCARDS. I have a pretty good relationship with my cable company and wondered if I should give them a call and ask them to push out the latest firmware to both cableCARDS or just leave it alone. I have had some issues with one TiVo intermittently with regards to tuning some channels and this happens to be the one with the older firmware. I've documented the reported statistics as they appear for each in the TiVo CableCARD Status screen.

CableCARD 1:
HW: 0554050003
Boot: 04.01
FW* 06.25

CableCARD 2:
FW Version: 02.65, 02.01, 03.25
HW Version: 0469927002

If I upgrade the hard drive, will the Lifetime Service remain?

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 18:47
I have a fantasy that I could upgrade my way way old-school 80GB TiVo to a 160GB using MFStools or wahtever that stuff is.

But then I am afraid that the "Lifetime Service" status will disappear.

What should I do?

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Does anyone want to buy an 80GB analog TiVo with Lifetime service?

Graceland "Guadalajara Dog" S1 E2

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 17:51
Serinda Swan appears. Yay!

Astonishingly stupid bits:

1) It's claimed those are 7.62x40 cartridges. They look nothing like the Wilson Combat 7.62x40. Note the colored tips, which the WCs don't have, and they appear to be rather tiny for 7.62/.308. I'd say they were ordinary 5.56/.223.

2) Those are obviously rifle cartridges. What the heck are they doing shooting them out of pistols?

Tivo Mini "Can't Watch Now" Message

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 17:51
Just thought I'd post that I'd been receiving a Can't Watch Now (V125) message on my Tivo Mini when I would try to watch a recorded show (Live TV worked fine). The message indicated that there was a problem with my Premiere connecting to the network, so I spent a long time messing with that box (connecting to Tivo Service, Restarting, network diagnostics...).

Then I connected the Mini to the Tivo Service (hoping it would resolve some incompatibility between software versions) but that didn't help either.

Finally, I restarted the Mini itself, and then I was able to view recorded shows as I could before.

I'm not positive that this would have resolved the issue immediately, but I guess that it would.

Hopefully this could save somebody else some time.

Burn TiVo'd shows to DVD?

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 17:11
Is there an easy way to burn TiVo'd shows to DVD? I have a Series 2 TCD24008A, Tivo Desktop and a 15 day free trial of VideoReDo TV Suite. I tried transferring a show to Tivo Desktop then burning it with VideoReDo TV Suite, but just before finalizing the disc and it said something like "Disc Error!" Do I just have a bad disc or am I doing this wrong? It's just a blank DVD-R disc. Thanks for your help.

Possible BREAKING BAD Series Marathon Airing???

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 12:29
My "ToDo List" for First Run & Repeats of Breaking Bad is picking up the Pilot on 6/21 at 11:00 p.m. Central Time on AMC, followed by the next four episodes in what looks like it could be an entire series replay marathon, airing maybe just Friday nights into early Saturday or something???

The problem is my program guide is only populated up to 8:00 Friday, June 28th at this point.

Just a heads up to anyone who has missed any of the series that there may be a chance to get caught from AMC broadcasts.

This will flesh out, I'm sure, as future program guide data populates in the coming days or weeks.

It may need to pick up if they are going to air the entire series again before the August 11th start of the remaining Season 5/series episodes.

If you're interested, you may want to keep an eye out for this.

Ever had Tivo update fail for a day?

Sat, 06/15/2013 - 10:32
I noticed that both of my Tivos had not done an update on Friday. So I forced one and it failed saying it was disconnected during the update. I tried it off and on all day Friday. Then this morning I tried it and both Tivos updated fine. This means it was not a hardware problem with my Tivos. (I had hard rebooted both which helps with many a problem) It was not a problem with my internet because the diagnostics said that was OK and I could see the lights on my modem happily blinking. Weird. Was Tivo down?