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Fed up with cox,scared to leave tivo, how does genie compare?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 20:50
Cox is in a dispute with CBS and we have lost our feed for CBS since Jan 1. No telling when it will be back. This is the most recent of my problems with Cox. They use switch digital which requires a tuning adapter, my channels will freeze at least 1-2 times a week. Cox has been out to check it, I've called tivo. No one can pinpoint or solve the problem. I bought the 4 tuner, the freezing was even worse so I returned it. Right now I have an HD and a premier. I love the premier. I love tivo, but when I started looking at DTV and the genie looks good, but is it as user friendly? Has anyone had any experience with both that can give me an idea of pros and cons? From what I read on the threads the DTV tivo isn't so great?

How It's Made - all eps, all seasons

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 19:55
Discuss your favorite/interesting eps here.

I noticed there's marathon of How It's Made: Remix eps on 1/5/13, starting at 6 am Pacific.

First Tivo.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:46
Hey folks,

Just bought a new 320gb Premiere on clearance from Tivo for $60. Ordered FIOS along with a cable card for my box. I was able to select cablecard from the drop down menu for equipment selection. It did not state if its a M card or single type. Crossing fingers here.

I ordered 320gb with lifetime for $559

Should I call and add another cablecard for a second channel option or wait to see if they send a M-card that will tune two channels first?

'Hawaii Five-0' To Let Viewers Choose Episode Ending

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:06
'Hawaii Five-0' To Let Viewers Choose Episode Ending With Real-Time Vote

'Hawaii Five-0' will let viewers choose the culprit and the episode ending with a real-time vote when it returns on January 14.

For the first time in TV history, fans will be able to vote on the CBS website or Twitter during both East and West Coast broadcasts to select their own ending.

The episode will see the mystery begin when the team must investigate the death of an O'ahu State University professor. His boss, his teaching assistant and a student who he busted for cheating are all viable suspects.

To vote, after each of the suspect's motives is revealed, viewers can vote to select either #theBoss, #theTA or #theStudent as the culprit, any of whom could have committed the crime. The votes will be tallied immediately and the most popular ending will make it to the broadcast.

"I've always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out 'whodunit,'" says Executive Producer Peter Lenkov. "Now the Hawaii Five-0 viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story."

Separate voting will occur for East/Central and Pacific broadcasts but all three endings will be available after the airing on the CBS website. 'Hawaii Five-0' airs at 10 PM on Mondays nights.

from TV Shark.com

Attention: Threads Missing Ebay Links To Be Removed

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:41
It seems several complaints were made to the site owners that threads were being created without eBay links. Please refer to the sticky at the top of this forum:

Quote: This forum is for eBay links only Threads without eBay links will soon be removed. In the future, a buy/sell/trade area may become available on the forum that's not restricted to eBay sales only, but until that time, the owners have asked that all threads in violation be removed.

Thank You

restoring a series 2 to sata

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:58
I need to replace my IDE series 2 drive (very noisey) and I just got a 250g sata drive and adapter, I have replaced my drive once before (a long while ago) and still have the backup, my issue is using mfs tools it is set up for ide as is my computer. how can I get the image to the sata drive would that be my best route? my current drive is still working if there were a way to copy it or even just start fresh

Recording space

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:57
The amount of used recording space continues to increase after shows are deleted and even after removing them from the deleted shows folder. It eventually thinks my disk is full an I have to reboot the iVo. This, so far has fixed it. it just seems strange.

Any good British shows?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:45
Anything good in Britain I should download?

As the IT Crowd thread reminded me there is usually some great shows I am missing.

I usually prefer English or Australian comedies.

For Sale: TiVo S3 OMLED with 1TB and Lifetime

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07
I am selling my TiVo S3 OMLED (TCD648250B) with Lifetime and 1TB internal hard drive.

$399 + shipping.

You'll get the TiVo +
  • Tivo Glo Remote
  • Original 250GB harddrive
  • Power Cord

The hard drive is very quiet, and I believe it's the WD WD10EVCS but I'd have to open the case to be sure.

The power supply was repaired by Weaknees last year, but otherwise I've had no issues with it.

I will accept payment by Paypal. PM if you're interested.

kmttg Delete Task

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:37
- Using a Mac (10.8)
- using ver v0p9f and enabled both TivoWebPlus Delete and iPad style.
- Able to download, and transcode fine
- TiVo Premier, with network remote control enabled

I get the following errors with TWP Delete selected;

Quote: TWP Delete: connection failed: .../confirm/del/1223167
java.net.ConnectException: Operation timed out The iPad delete fails as well.

Will wifi transfers between TiVO and PC still work if I stopped TiVo service?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:31
I use the TiVO desktop app to transfer videos from my PC to TiVO. I am planning to stop my cable service. Therefore I don't need the TiVo service anymore but would still like to continue transferring the videos.

If I stop the TiVo service, will the desktop still work? I ask because I wanted to make sure that the desktop doesn't talk with the TiVo box to see if my service is active.. or does some kind of similar check?

Comcast strikes again

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 12:00
Been meaning to share this tale of woe. Back around the end of October, Comcast decided to assign new channel numbers to all HD channels in my area. My friend got a notice in the mail regarding the change and gave me a heads up. I don't recall ever getting notified.

A few weeks later I got another call from my friend stating her HD channels got reassigned but her TiVo Premier box could not tune the new channels. Comcast apparently forgot to mention to TiVo that they were reassigning all HD channels. It took several days before TiVo sent out an updated channel list. To further complicate matters, Comcast made the change to different parts of town over a period of weeks. So my TiVo box got the new channel line up before the channels actually got changed. I figured at least there would be no service interruption.

Once Comcast made the change to my area, my TiVo box had the old and new channel list. I went in and removed all the old channels and restarted the unit. However, SPs were still set to record from the old channels. Gave it a day and another restart but the Season Passes were still set for the old channels. I contacted TiVo support and was told there was no solution and I would have to recreate all SPs (which it turned out was not entirely true). So I recreated most SPs and deleted the old ones but left a few untouched.

I then noticed that any Wishlist searches set to auto-record were also recording from the old channels. However, if I listed upcoming shows it was finding them on the new channels. So I turned off auto-record on all WLs, waited a day, then set them to auto-record again. When I looked at the To Do List, all the WLs were still set to record from the old channels. :(

I contacted TiVo support again. The CSR thought that manually deleting the old channels from the channel list should have resolved the problem but obviously, it did not. He went off to speak to the next-tier support. When he came back he confirmed what I concluded - TiVo would need to send deletions of all the old channels to remedy the issue.

Within a few days I received a line up change notice that all old channels had been removed. Sure enough, the To Do list indicated that the auto-recorded Wishlists would now record from the new channels and the old Season Passes I did not delete magically changed to the new channels.

Merlin: Autoer's Bane OAD 1/4 @ 10pm ET

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 11:28
Just a heads up because my sp didn't pick this episode up. It didn't pick up next week's second part either.

Hulu Plus issues

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 08:02
For the past week the Hulu Plus app has not only been slower than usual but it has given error messages at start up or crashed outright while searching in the app. Has anyone else been experiencing this?

"exact" title searches on the Tivo Premiere

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 07:48
I have a Tivo Premiere XL4, I was looking into tips on name/title searches and they recommend to do an exact search to use the pause button to enclose the name such as "The Americans" for a wishlist search because just setting up a wishlist for Americans would get lots of results and not necessarily the exact show.

Problem is when I use pause on my XL4 it just pauses the video in the small window. I have tried using symbols on my slide remote with no success.

How do you do an exact search on the Tivo Premieres?

Warning: Young Justice / Green Lantern Return Jan 5th

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 06:34
New episodes for these two series start airing on January 5th, 2013.

If you watch, make sure your DVR is picking them up. Mine wasn't going to record them because the original air date was set for October, when the show as pulled from the schedule abruptly.

Big Bang Theory 1.3.13 The Egg Salad Equivalency

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 06:03
So... what are we going to bicker about this week?
Penny's hair was soft and curly and looked fairly clean, she didn't drink at all, and she was dressed nice- there was not a pair of skanky sweat pants or a bare midriff in sight.

Maybe the glasses will trigger some interesting discussion :cool:

Bitten by the CI Byte

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 21:30
Hi, this is a long shot but I moved to a place that sets the CCI byte to max and therefore I cannot transfer shows to PC except over the air. I just thought of this but don't know if it's kosher:

Are there folks around who do not have these restrictions who record and transfer and then figure out a way to send the file (like a zipped file or something)? I know you can't record something and then sell it, but what about sending it? I am not aware of anything against this but as I said this is something I just thought about.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Streaming Problem

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:56
I have two Tivo Premiers on my home network. Prior to the most recent service update, I was able to stream shows recorded on one on them to the other, in either direction. Now I am only able to stream from my living room to my bedroom, but not the other way.

By going to Settings & Messages, Help, Multiple Tivo Boxes, Streaming Between Tivo Boxes, Multi-room Advanced Help I can see that under "Multi-Room Content" my living room box "Streams: sends and receives", while my bedroom box says "Streams: no".

How can I reset the bedroom box's ability to stream?

Premiere 4 Tuner Switching

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:46
Does anyone know if there are discreet remote codes for each tuner with a Premiere 4? It's really annoying having to cycle through all four tuners every time when you are only watching two programs. At the very least is there a way to up and down with the tuners?