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Yeah, it's weird, but I spend the WHOLE TV season trying to catch up on shows I recorded all week, and then, by the time I catch up, the cycle starts all over again. Now, I do enjoy first run shows and all that, but, there's a certain freedom to off season viewing. Feel like a movie? Why not? Feel like watching an old series that you have on DVD? Go for it. With less clutter on my DVR I can really watch what I feel like.
I will say, I'm the type that doesn't like to be 3 or 4 episodes behind on a show I like, nor to I like to wait for the end of the season and watch a marathon of a certain show. One reason for this....I like to discuss my favorite shows here, and it's impossible to do if you have 10 episodes saved up.
Magic City on STARZ. I think they have shown 3-4 episodes so far. Set in Miami Beach 1959.
Is anyone watching? And is it worth it? I have heard -zero- buzz about this show. I've got them all, but have plenty to watch unless this is B+ or better.
Your thoughts? Thanks!
Is anybody still watching? There's no threads for any of this season's episodes. I'm still enjoying it enough, but getting annoyed at a few things. They have overemphasized that Temperance is (now) a vegetarian. I think I've been enjoying the intern subplots more than the main murder.
Great episode. I had been wondering what was up with Kurt's dad and Wil Schuster's wedding.
I wish they didn't have Kurt sing "I Have Nothing." The song was way too big for his thin, nasally, and annoying voice.
Nice cold open. It was pleasing to hear them perform without instruments.
So I was excited because I just bought a premiere elite, but now I am really frustrated trying to get the old one to work again. I set it up in a new room, but now I can't get the tuning adapter to work anymore. Initially all I could get was a continuously blinking light. After I changed USB cables I got a solid light, but the Tivo still doesn't find it. I tried restarting both devices several times with no luck.
The TWC support person just said to exchange the adapter, but it is the same one that worked before. After I hung up, I brought the adapter that was working on the Elite and the old Tivo can't find that one either. So now I don't know what to try. The old receiver I had in here wasn't having any trouble picking up channels, so I don't think it is a signal issue (and why would that prevent the Tivo from seeing the adapter at all).
Anybody know anything I can try?
I've been a Tivo subscriber since 1998, at least. I steered many friends toward the box. A a couple of them picked up Premieres and were plenty disappointed. I happened to be at the house of one friend as his HD menus crashed again and again. I managed to set him up with SD menus.
So I resisted for a long time, but got one a couple of weeks ago and moved my Series 3 HD downstairs.
I must say, I have been nothing but pleased with the Premiere as my main box and the HD menus. No lag, no crashes. I can watch shows as I surf the guide. Just very impressed, considering all the reviews I read.
So kudos to Tivo for fixing what was wrong. Keep it up!
I just noticed that when I look at 2 of my 3 Series 2 from the 4 S2...the names have changed. Each of my units has a Disney Themed name. Now 2 of them say "DVR-#### DVR" as their name.
Looking at the Account Info screen on these boxes it says "Name this TIVO at tivo.com"
How did the names get lost?
I recently started using a new Premiere after my Series3 gave up on me. I love the Premiere's features, but detest the new style of 30 second skip. My other TiVo's skip feature (once toggled on) was a true skip. The Premiere is preset with this feature (no need to S-P-S-3-0-S) .. but, it is no longer a "skip." It is now simply a measured fast forward. This is much slower and much inferior to what we've had for many years.
Anyone have a solution, or would anyone like to join my complaint to TiVo and try to get the old style skip back into the code?
Yeah, pretty obvious on those 2 choices.
Juliet does this thing where she is like a shelled up shy person, then comes out performing and just nails it and is so out going. Then, as soon as it is over, she shells up again. So shy and withdrawn. It's kinda weird.
Going forward, I think Juliet is better than Jamar. Between Tony and Katrina, it is much closer and could come down to song selection. Right now, I give the nod to Tony.
I just find this mind boggling. The biggest deal in reality show HISTORY? I have incredibly low standards and I don't even watch the Kardashians. Apparently a LOT of people do though... Wow. Fake a wedding, cash in... Fake dating Kanye, Cash in. What CAN'T these people make money off of? :D
The E! Entertainment network said Tuesday it had reached a deal with its most bankable franchise to make three more seasons of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." TMZ reports the family will be paid over $40 million for the 3 seasons, making the deal the richest contract in reality TV history.
I have a Series 3 Tivo with lifetime, stuck at the 'Welcome Powering Up' screen and I can't get to the kickstart menu (the lights never go off), so it might not be the drive. I hate my cable company (cablecard nightmare stories) and just use analog and OTA.
I have two Series 2's in other rooms on MSD my wife uses. I have an older component (1080i) tv. I think my options are:
1). Call Tivo and see what they will do. Another thread indicates I might get offered a Premiere and transfered lifetime for $270 ish...
2). Keep the Series 2's (MSD dies if s3 doesn't call home?) and just get a box to convert digital OTA to analog (ugh). Can't find any QAM tuners that do component out currently. Use that + basic. No time shifting.
3). Cut the cord?? Just use basic...
4). Get a new tv, maybe a mac mini and use eye tv. $$$$
5). Sigh. Get a cable co dvr...
6). Something else...
What would you do?
A message just popped up on the screen while my wife was watching her soaps asking if we wanted to record what was on Xfinity on Demand (Chan 1).
Nothing was on Chan 1 (not authorized), so I figure some Comcast engineer sent a signal down accidentally. And it looks like Comcast just might be prepping Houston for the service.
Anyone else see anything like that?
So for some reason the deal the have currently going for existing customers was sweet enough to pull the trigger on an XL4 today. Will be replacing the 5month old Premier XL in the living room with it.
Any advice on smooth transition?
**also will sell this 2TB Premier once I swap them out so if anyone is looking for a lifetime Premier, let me know.
Hi all, wondering if I just got bad info from the fios rep I just talked to, or of there is any truth to this:
I currently have 3 Tivo's. A Series 3 HD and a Premiere using Cable cards, and a Series 2 using a Verizon owned Motorola QID-2500 SD STB, with channel changing via the serial cable. Today, to take advantage of Tivo's free wireless n adapter deal, I purchased a new 75 hour Premiere to replace the aging Series 2. I called 1800-Verizon to order a cable card for the new Premiere, and to arrange return of my Motorola STB. The rep said she would gladly send me a cable card, but that I could not return the STB (or even disconnect it permanently and just throw it in the closet) as she claimed in order for Fios to work properly, I needed to have a minimum of one STB connected to the network. I told her I didn't care about the on demand stuff, and knew I'd be giving that up, but she insisted I needed to keep at least one box connected, or "It won't work." I pressed her to find out what exactly what "wouldn't work," and she basically said nothing will work unless the STB remained in service because the box periodically communicates with their network, and if it didnt check in, the service would stop working properly. Basically, she just kept insisting every customer needs at least one STB hooked up at all times.
This sounds kind of outlandish to me. Anyone out there have fios working without any STB in their house?
I am considering purchasing a Tivo and was hoping I could get some answers as to what is and is not possible with Tivo. In the past I have used PC based PVR solutions like Snapstream and SageTV. They worked well but came with their own issues (crashes, configuration, etc ..). I am now at a point where I do not want to build another PC/Mac system to serve as a dedicated PVR.
I am planning on purchasing cable for specific channels, such as Biography, History Channel, TLC, and the Military channel. What I am wondering is what channels does Tivo prevent you from exporting?
1. Can you record and export a Pay per View event?
2. Can you record and export cable TV channels like "History Channel", "Discovery", and "Military Channel"?
3. Is there a way to determine what channels/shows can be exported and which ones cannot?
When I say export I mean the ability to transfer the show to an external hard drive where I can edit/convert as necessary with my PC/Mac.
Thank you for any help!
I was just wondering what everybody thinks about the quality of the Level One TiVo Tech Support when calling 1-877-367-8486 ?
I just purchased a new TiVo Premiere box and had some bad experiences with Tech Support giving me bad advice. Not sure if this is typical or not. Please reply with both positive and negative experiences.
Two opening sex scenes and both seemed like awful scenarios for the Girls. And Shoshanna whose favorite show is Sex and the City is a virgin.
I can hear Hannah explaining to her parents why she still doesn't have a job - I screwed the interview by calling the guy a date-rapist.
"It hurts but only in the way it's supposed to"
Just got a series 2 TIVO for free with lifetime subscription, it has an 80GB drive in it so I wanted to back it up and restore it to a 250GB Western Digital IDE drive I have available. I loaded WinMFS 9.3beta, plugged the Maxtor into a USB to IDE adapter (changed it to master), it doesn't seem to see the drive, I even tried different jumper settings. My desktop is 100% SATA so removing a drive in the machine to do it is not possible. Any suggestions so I can back this up and change it to the 250GB drive?:confused: I'm a noob, but computer literate.
An interesting mix of real and surreal. I am hoping they wrap this up in the next episode.
After all of my disliking her, I got the feeling that Bev may be turning against her project after that twist at the end. She didn't look very happy about what was done. Holly being killed sucks, she was a great partner for Fargo and a fun character.
All those people bringing pieces of parts to the sheriff's office reminded me of an earlier episode. How could they do that and not expect someone to squeal to the feds about it.
Wilson has cancer. I think the series will end with House committing suicide.