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'Beware the Batman' - New cartoon series

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:20

Batman returns to TV in a new animated series, debuting July 13th on Cartoon Network. Looks like it's completely CGI.

Quote: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Beware the Batman - Trailer

Two and a Half Men to replace the half a man with

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:12

Spoiler: "Two and a Half Men" is about to become "Two Men and a Gay Woman."

Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones -- whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as "filth" last year -- CBS' hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses.

Channels randomly not tuning, signal lock=no

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 21:42
I have tried the search but couldn't find anything. I have been having this problem for about the last month but have not been able to resolve it. I have a Series 3 with two Comcast cable cards. It has been working fine for almost 2 years but in the last month channels will randomly not tune. I can be watching something a the screen will go black, or I will try to change the channel and not be able to tune. I have had Comcast out twice and they replaced the cards and ran new cable to be sure the signal strength is strong. When I look at signal strength it shows me 0 and "No digital signal". The DVR diagnostics screen is showing signal lock=no. Usually I can restart the TiVo or wait and the channel will come back. It seems to happen to all channels randomly, but only a few channels at a time. I don't know what to do next. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.

Tivo Rebooted During Transfer, Now Won't Transfer

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 20:36
Had just transferred multiple shows over 3-4 days, so I know it was working. I was transferring two shows from Win7 laptop to Series 2 Tivo, when the Tivo rebooted. Now, transfers won't work at all. The two shows were still in To Do List, but not doing anything. I cancelled/deleted the two transfers in To Do List, hard re-booted the Tivo and Laptop. Added show to To Do List, no luck. When I try to transfer a show from laptop, it shows up in To Do List, but nothing happens.

TIA, Curtis

seasons pass transfer to new hard drive

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 19:53
I have a Tivo Premiere Elite. I will be installing a new hard drive this week end (I hope). Are their any way to save my seasons passes so I can transfer them?

Stuck on "Acquiring Channel Information"?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 17:56
It seems I'm having a problem and it's driving me absolutely bonkers. I just got a new Tivo, and I'm stuck on the Acquiring Channel Information screen at 75%. I've gone through two cable cards, and finally a Charter tech came out today to try and help. He finally got everything hooked up correctly - and got a "hit" on the card and tuning adapter. He said that on the Charter side of things, the cards appeared to take the hit.

I'm still stuck on this screen.

I've totally erased my Tivo and started guided setup again... and I've still got this screen.

Any ideas? Or any info I can provide that might help resolve my problem?

SETCH broken on TiVo Mini?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:59
The port 31339 TiVo Remote Control interface on the TiVo Mini fails with any usage of the SETCH (Set Channel) command. To wit:

Send: SETCH 17
Receive: CH_STATUS 0709 LOCAL

I've now seen this on countless TiVo Mini boxes in dozens of configurations so it seems universal to the model. Has anyone else seen this? Is anyone aware of a resolution? Assuming this is a TiVo bug, any suggestions on who/how to report this kind of low-level bug?


TiVo's two different audio settings?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:15
TiVo's (P4 in my case) two audio settings -
1) is classified 'Dolby Digital'
2) is classified as 'Dolby Digital to PCM'.

Though - I am unsure what the difference is or when to use#1 is vs. #2?

Hey photoshopgrl!

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 13:00
You see this?

Dr. Phil reruns on OWN.

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:37
God I can't believe I'm admitting this, but our household is a bit addicted to Dr. Phil on OWN, and have been for a while.

But I am FRUSTRATED. How many years of crap has he put out, and OWN only plays, like, 100 of them-and some of them are REALLY lame?

I don't care about your weight loss challenge from 2008! Play more about creepy husbands! Or mixed-up Moms!

Sheesh. :o Anyone else watch the reruns?

BREAKING NEWS: TiVo Rolling Out Multiroom Upgrade to RCN in September including DTA

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:18

Quote: [TiVo] TiVo Update ALL Markets..

Good Morning Everyone,

I've been traveling and on vacation for a bit and haven't been checking in here as much as I would like to, however, I wanted to give a quick update on the TiVo Front and communicate that we have pushed out a patch to your TiVo's over the last few weeks.

Right now we are wrapping up Chicago which will complete our TiVo Upgrades. This update has a number of under the hood enhancement and bug fixes. There is no UI changes but several fixes to on-going issues such as. :

TiVo's going into a Service Level A issue and thinking they are in-active.

Bug that was causing TiVo's to reboot spontaneously.

Customers with two or more premieres that had MRS turned off still got the option to PLAY content from the other TiVo Premiere. (V123) Error

And there was some other bugs that were affecting us when we staged them in the warehouses.

This will complete the upgrades until around september when we will be tracking another upgrade for the TiVo Population. That upgrade will have a lot of enhancements around MultiRoom and around the way a tuner is allocated for use with the Mini.

I hope all is well.

Jason Nealis
V.P. Engineering / Operations

Issue transfering shows from Tivo HD to Premiere

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 08:33
I have 2 TiVo's, 2 Slingbox, 2 wired computers, a wired blu-ray player, a wired Smasung SmartTV, a wired VoIP box for my home phone service, and a wireless access point on my home network serving a wifi printer, a tablet and a laptop. The little LinkSys router I have has only 4 network ports, so I picked up an unmanaged 8 port network switch to give me the extra ports I need connect everything.

Recently, I'm having trouble transfering shows from a Premiere to a TiVo HD (Series 3). Works fine going from the HD to the Premiere, just not from the Premiere to the HD. Whenever I try to transfer a show from the HD to the Premiere, the Premiere will spontaneously reboot. It does that every time regardless of what show is selected or whether it was an HD recording or not, and show length doesn't appear to matter either. It's every transfer, every time, and only when going from the HD to the Premiere.

I contacted support to try and figure out what the problem is (online chat). The support guy (Nathan) said that I'm on an unsupported network configuration, that network switches of any type aren't part of the approved network connection design and that he couldn't help me.

<begin rant>
TiVo technical folks need to start thinking about just how people use computers and things in their homes. NO ONE that I know (including my aging parents of all things) has less than 4 networked devices in their homes. If the only supported configuration is to have some generic router running the Internet connection and both (or more) TiVo's connected to it AND NOTHING ELSE, then you support people have a serious problem. Nobody, especially anyone that is tech savvy (at least those that I'm associated with), has a configuration like that.

And besides, what the hell does my Internet router have to do with communication between 2 TiVo's on the same network?? The router doesn't touch internal traffic unless it is destined for the Internet link. Don't even try to tell me it does. I'm not only a Cisco and Microsoft certified IT tech, but I also manage a wide area network for an entity that covers several US states including the one I live in. I'm well aware that the TiVo's need to 'call home' on a regular basis for updates, guide listings and the like, but I can't for the life of me understand how that should have anything to do with transfering a show from one TiVo to another, especially when it worked fine the week before and just suddenly stopped working a week later.
<end rant>

I understand that TiVo can't provide support for people's home networks, regardless of the type or arrangement or what hardware is in use. That's not my problem. My problem is that TiVo Support will not troubleshoot an obvoius problem when a network switch is involved. That's just ludicrous.

Now, having gotten all of that off my chest. Hopefully folks here can provide some insight into the problem.

Tivo HD: address (static)
wired ethernet connection

Tivo Premiere: address (static)
wired ethernet connection

Transferring shows back and forth worked not more than a week ago (that's when we last did it). Yesterday afternoon it failed as described above. We tried 7 or 8 different show transfers, all failed as described above. I transfered 3 shows to the HD, all without a single issue. SO I know they are talking to each other on the network, it just appears that the Premiere is having a hard time with things.

This is the third time in a couple years I've contacted Tivo Support for something, and I'm sorry to say its also the third time they've let me down. My last call was over a year ago concerning a dead Tivo box. Instead of fixing it ($150) we repalced it with a new Premiere ($99). I was told that the old dead box would be removed from my account. It's still there, and they still want me to pay for it or reactivate it even though it was not only unusable, but was dismantled and recycled more than a year ago.

Before that, my first call, was for this same type of problem. Back then I was on a supported network configuration and they were still unable to help me. I actually found the answer here after asking for help.

My wife is fed up with Tivo at this point, and she's about ready to pull the plug. We already own the hardware (and one lifetime activation) so I'd rather try and fix whatever the issue is first. But I could just as easily setup a couple XBMC boxes or Media Center or something and replace the Tivo's completely. I'm considering that, honestly, but we've already invested so much money in the Tivo hardware that I'm not ready to part with it quite yet.

Geez, I'm long winded. I get like that when I'm upset. :mad:

Deadliest Catch - OAD 7/09/2013

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 07:26
I haven't watched this yet (hope to tonight), but I'm not sure I want to following the preview at the end of last week's episode!

Creating the thread and will catch up after viewing.

Tivo UI showing up on Evolution HD DTAs

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 07:10
Interesting tidbit on how Tivo is branching out further into MSO land...


New TiVo® UI on Evolution HD uDTAs

Operator-branded HD uDTA, powered by TiVo. Now your lowest-cost box can deliver a feature-rich user experience on every TV. The MSO-branded Evolution Digital HD uDTA is a one-way DTA served by a traditional data carousel which provides a UI experience consistent with the TiVo STB. It provides a low-cost solution for operators looking to extend TiVo service to second and third TVs with a guide and navigation experience not normally seen on DTA devices. Additionally, it’s an extremely compact device able to fit on top, beside or behind the TV.

Endeavour - BBC

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 05:29
This is a prequel to the popular "Inspector Morse" series, portraying Morse as a young man new on the force. The mysteries are in that same familiar style - lots of suspects, plenty of red herrings, families with long-buried secrets, much of it centered around Oxford. Shaun Evans is excellent as the shy, taciturn young Morse. So far the mysteries aren't quite on a par with the best of the original series (or the sequel "Inspector Lewis"), but they're still ten times more intriguing than most of the crap we get over here in the "states", imho.

Well worth a look for fans of "Morse" and "Lewis".

Buy hard drive from weakness or pay tivo$149

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 00:32
My hard drive might failing. What would be the best to do. 1 buy a hard drive for weaknees for $199. 2 Pay Tivo $149 for a equipment exchange.

Summer Sale

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 19:48
Has anyone purchased a factory renewed Tivo? Looking at picking up a couple of the 74.99 Tivo Premieres to use as whole home options in 2 bedrooms. I currently have a Tivo Premiere 2 tuner in the family room. Figure they would be good options. I would have to purchase 4 MoCA adapters to make it all work, and would go monthly for the subscriptions (multi-service discounts) until I can save up for the lifetime options.

Does this sound like viable option? I don't want to purchase a premiere xl 4 to use two minis. That would give me six tuners throughout house which is more than I need.

Thanks in advance for the input!

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

Model TCD240080 compatible with FiOS

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 18:03
Can anyone tell me if TiVO model in title of thread is compatible with Verizon FiOS. I have been offered one by a family member. This box has lifetime service. Not sure how all this works.

Problem accessing channels

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 12:33
For the past several days I have not been able to access all my channels. I get most, but not some.

I get a message that says Trouble accessing channel (V53).

I have unplugged Tivo, and tunning adapter. Tested the channels on my cable card (they were all there)

I am with Cox Cable San Diego South County -- they tried sending signals to Tivo...did not resolve.

Please advise. Thanks.

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls S1E1 - 7-8-13

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 05:52
I liked the premise more than the show. The survival part was great until they started eating fish eyes and drinking their own pee.

They've got glacial streams right there. Why the need to drink their own pee? That sort of turned the show into Fear Factor instead of a survival show for me.

Might watch it again as they hopefully got the stupid Fear Factor stuff out of the way.