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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.

PY Tivo transfer speed, faster on N wireless?

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 00:00
Hey folks.

A quick question here. My entire house setup is on a N wireless network, but my Premiere is using the dated G Tivo wireless adapter. I tried hooking up my N adapter to the Tivo but then read that N adapters don't work on Premieres so I may buy a bridge.

However, my main reason for doing so is the slow transfer speeds using Pytivo. On average when I pull from the pc to the box, it's 2-3 x the playtime of the file. So if it's a 2 hour movie, typically takes 6 hours to code and transfer (full hd movies).

Does anyone know if I hook my Tivo up with a bridge ore N wireless adapter will I see an increase in speed? I have a fast computer with a high end cpu so I'm assuming that's not the bottleneck. Thoughts? Thanks!

A cuople of problems with both my tivo premiere xls

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:44
I have verizon fios and on both my tivo premieres i have video out of sync the audio is fine but the picture is a little fast like watching an old movie from the 1920s,sometimes when i fast forward it will correct itself but then a few minutes later it goes out of sync again! also when i rewind a program i'm watching whether its live or recoded,when i hit the rewind button it goes instantly all the way back to the beginning of the show i'm watching . Any ideas how to solve these problems ? If not i will try calling tivo or verizon tomorrow .I feel like i'm watching streaming channels on the internet as the motion is not smooth during action scenes and even during a scene where people are just talking. This happens whether or not i use my onkyo 809 av receiver,or just my samsung tv.:(

Missing Directories.

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:36
Last night I list most of my directories in my Now Playing List. I had in for all HD recordings. Also if I recorded several of the same TV show, it would it in a new directory and show how many. I still have a recently deleted directory. What has happened and how do I fix it? I have a Tivo 3 that does antenna TV. I us it to record TV shows. Thanks

Brand new Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:30
Brand new Premieres, Mini, Stream, and bundles
Brand new Premieres and bundles
I have some NIB TiVos available, all unopened.
Premiere 75 - $105
Premiere 4 - $200
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $315
Mini - $75
Stream - $122
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $235
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $379

Plus actual shipping

Full warranty from date of purchase.

Please PM me

Under the Dome S01E03 "Manhunt" 7-8-13

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:12
This show is really running off the rails. I agree with Alan Sepinwall's review of this episode.


Episode 2 was a big misstep, but one the show could have recovered from. "Manhunt," though, continued all the stupid things from last week and added more. There's absolutely zero urgency from any of these people to figure out how they're going to survive inside this thing with limited supplies of food and water. There's barely any urgency about finding ways out, for that matter, except from characters who are crazy and/or chained underground in a bomb shelter. The dome seemingly makes people crazy — which thus far is just an excuse for contrived, clumsy melodrama designed to distract both the citizens and the audience from the actual problems created by the dome — so I suppose it's possible it's also pacified everyone into a "Don't worry, be happy, crack a joke about the dwindling bacon supply" attitude, but there's been no suggestion that's the case. The characters are either bland (Deputy Linda, Julia, Joe), cartoonishly evil (Junior, this new jerk Carter) or played by an actor who deserves much, much better material (Big Jim).

Below Deck (Bravo) Season 1

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:03
As described in this thread about new/renewed Bravo shows:

"Below Deck" - Summer 2013

Produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin and Courtland Cox as Executive Producers.

The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew, known as "yachties," live, love and work together onboard a privately owned extravagant yacht. Working and tending to the ever-changing needs of their demanding charter guests is not always smooth sailing.

I watched the premier and have the series as a low priority on my recording list. It might have potential, but does seem to suffer from the common reality show syndrome of "pick intentionally-conflicting personalities that are forced to live/work together".

The boat is a very large motor yacht with all of the requisite toys. They make several comments about week-long charters costing up to $100k (although they never seem to say that about this specific boat/charter). I'm watching mainly because of the boat, which is over the top in furnishings, much like NASCAR drivers' motorhomes.

Outside reviews of the premier have been almost overwhelmingly negative.

Warning, spoilers allowed after this introductory post...
* spacing for spoiler distraction.

Media Server

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 18:21
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit machine - right now, I am only using it for checking emails on Exchange - so that it updates all my other machines

I have a lot of disk space and we also have the NAS325 with 6T and two Roku 3.

Summary (from Speccy):
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 /Northwood 0.13um Technology
  • RAM: 1.00GB SDRAM @ 132MHz (3-3-3-6) (I have RAXCO High-Speed RAM Disk that I can install on this machine.
  • Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX240 (Microprocessor)
  • Graphics: DELL 1702FP (1024x768@1Hz) /16MB ATI Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (ATI)
  • Hard Drives: 233GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 ATA Device (ATA) 38 °C - there are a total of three
  • Optical Drives:SONY DVD RW DRU-830A ATA Device
  • Audio: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
I do not know how much RAM I can purchase or if the RAXCO High-Speed RAM Disk will do the trick.

Nothing else will be done on this machine. Is this enough for this to be a functional media server?

Thank you!

When is TiVo going to post a profit?

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 17:38
Not that EBIDATA smoke and mirrors BS either.

When does Rogers expect them to post actual profits from actual revenues?

Backing up TiVo recordings

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 16:32
I have a TiVo Premiere. I have backed up some shows (like my Blackhawks playoffs games this year!) to my computer, using TiVo Desktop. I then copied those files to a 2TB external hard drive. My question is, is there any way to play back those files from the external on my tv? I'd like to remove them from my TiVo to save space. I didn't think it would work to plug the external into the TiVo, but I tried, and got a message: This DVR does not support using USB to connect a device to add recording space. I don't want to add recording space (I already have the official 1TB extender), I just want to be able to watch the recordings on my 61" tv, rather than my 17" laptop monitor. I don't want to burn them to DVDs, as I have over 500GB of files, some of them over 30 gigs. I suppose I could convert them to another format, but that would be a huge waste of space and time. I use TVMobili with my Blu Ray, but it doesn't recognize .tivo files. Any suggestions?

Guru Guides on Premiere?

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 15:53
I recently pulled the plug on my beloved and faithful Series 2, and replaced with with a Premiere which I'm generally pleased with.

The ONE feature I REALLY LIKED on the Series 2 was a Guru Guide I setup years ago for AFI Top 100 Movies. It was like a Season Pass and any time one of those great films came on it was automatically recorded.

I cannot find anything like that on the Premiere. If I go into collections I get to the "AFI 100" but it doesn't offer a Season Pass option, just shows which films are currently "available."

Is my Guru Gone for Good?

DirecTV ads featuring Tivo

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 13:04
For what it's worth....I just watched a DirecTV television ad touting the differences between Dish and DirecTV. After the quality superiority they then touted that DirecTV had DVRs running Tivo software. Not just a small mention but one of the primary points of the ad. Maybe since they are loudly pointing Tvo out they will take better care of their firmware! One can hope.


True Blood "At Last" 7/7/2013

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:12
I guess I will get this one rolling also.

I know I made some disparaging remarks about True Blood earlier this season, but I actually enjoyed last night's episode. I am so used to True Blood dragging out the main plot lines that i was surprised to see Warlow exposed this soon. It also feels like the Human/Vampire conflict storyline is moving fast with Pam and Nora being captured. Does this mean Tara and Eric are going to be teaming up?

Also, was Ben being Warlow that biggest shock that wasn't? I know it was mentioned in a thread earlier this season and my wife called it last night before we sat down to watch it. And then once he bared his fangs to help Jason that all but assured it.

TiVo Software on an Android device??

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:02
Trying to spark interest ... hopefully not controversy! I (still) use a Tivo Series 2 here in Canada, as most know we have no access to Tivo HD up here due to protectionism of the existing cable companies and non-availability of cable cards.

However, Google TV is here. So I am wondering if a TiVo App is conceivable that would essentially provide a way to emulate the TiVo interface on another hardware?

So there you have it...
Am I late on this? Discussed before or is this a bit outrageous for Tivo to take its amazing service to the next level?


Dexter 7/7/13

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 10:12
Let me be the first to say it: can Vogel be the new killer?

Big Brother 7/7/2013

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 07:57
Well at least they finally showed some of the nastiness the live feeders have been treated to.

Last night was not much of a shocker. Everyone (including Elissa) knew she would be the target this week. Hopefully the veto episode will have a little more action.

TIVO Premier Lifetime Subscription $199

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 15:08
I purchased a used Tivo premier off craigslist for $40. The previous owner had the Monthly service $14.99 1-year commitment; month to month thereafter. After the 1 year commitment Tivo offered them the chance to upgrade to lifetime for $199 which they declined. When I called to switch the account into my name the $199 lifetime service offer on the account was still valid and I was able to purchase it.

series 3 won't transfer from premiere

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 13:13
Sorry if this a repeat but I couldn't find anything. We have two series 3s and a premiere networked. We can transfer from 3s to premiere no problem. And from 3 to 3 no problem. The problem is from premiere to 3s. TiVo says it will add to list even though there is nothing else transferring and the blue light will stay on after you remove todo list but the blue light will not go out. Sometimes you have to reboot and maybe the light will go out, maybe not. This just seems to have started within the last 2 weeks. Before, worked fine. Have not changed any thing on our end, network, etc. I will list some info about the machines below. Thanks for any help in this matter.

s 3 #1 - sw ver. 11.0k-01-2-652 fw 1045
s 3 #2 sw ver. 11.0k-01-2-652 fw 817
premiere (series 4) sw 20.3.1-01-2-746 fw 817

audio is missing

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:21
I have some .avi files that i sometimes watch on my laptop and sometimes watch on one of my tv's off one of my tivo premiers. I store these files on an external hdd on my network and use tivo desktop to transfer them to my tivo.
They still play fine on a computer but the audio is missing when i try to play them through either of my 2 premiers.
Thanks for your help.

Stock Elite ?

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 03:39
What would and Elite go for thats got it's stock drive and no lifetime ?

Might sell mine as a last ditch effort for something, not quite there yet but am interested in pricing, Ty.