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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 13:10
Just saying hi

Tivo Update Last Night

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:57
Anybody know what the update was that got pushed last night? I happened to be up about 3:15 AM and every Tivo was updating (recording light on but no show being recorded) - even the S2.

Lifetime Premier, Upgraded w/ new 2TB EURS drive Starting $399, BIN $550

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 12:06
Just put up one of two Lifetimed 2-tuner Premieres in pristine shape. Each has a brand new 2TB WD EURS drive (april 2013 mfg). Starting bid is $399, or Buy in Now for $550.

Second one will go up over the weekend.

I also have a non-lifetimed S2 (early model), and a non-lifetimed S2DT (which I will be upgrading to 200 GB), and 2 Sony SAT-T60s (upgraded) that I am getting rid of. PM me if you are interested in any of these.


Lifetimed Premiere 2TB 2 Tuner

No Service S2 - 200 GB

Almost Human: Anybody else on board?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:57
As a huge fan of Fringe, I have to say this is the show I am looking forward to the most. Hopefully, it is well done and has a decent audience and it can tell the story the creators want to tell.

Here is the trailer:


shark tank 5 17 13

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 09:10
i hope right date. it's the grilled cheese one

i love how those guys put the sharks in their place. we have over 1 mill in sales so there (insert stickout tongue smiley).

the dog food...well...i was impressed the kid knew his numbers

the dating site girl...i think the owner being available is brilliant..guys will pay for the chance to date her lol. but i sure wouldnt ever want to invest in a dating site. and what was that..1000 for 3 dates...craziness. and 100 per month i guess keeps out the riff raff..or at least the poor ones. i think we really missed a lot here due to the edit

the language thing was also pretty interesting, i had no idea mark was so diversified. i'm assuming the market for this kind of thing is pretty good so hope it does well.

Masterchef 1st & 2nd Auditions - OAD 5/22/2013

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 07:35
There were certainly some interesting characters and offerings! From beaver tail to alligator to bear to crickets.

I loved the 'Mad & cheese with a twist."
What's the twist?
Breast milk.
Large spray of yellow from Ramsay's mouth!! :eek:

Deadliest Catch - OAD 5/21/2013

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 07:29
Wow! No thread? What happened?

Some points...

Elliot gets screwed by Junior. I've no sympathy for Elliot, but that's TWO people Junior has pissed off this season! I'm not sure if he realized that when the show aired (if not before), they would know what he's done!

Edgar has a real decision to make. He has no choice but to fire Jake. There's no doubt that Jake lost it and threw the first punch. However, he's been with the Hansens forever and the job offer would almost certainly be withdrawn when it becomes known that he has a temper! Of course, they're keeping us waiting to know the outcome.

can a mini coexist with a Series 3?

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 06:58
I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere, but I am assuming a mini can't interact at all with a Series 3 Tivo, correct? I'm thinking mainly because a Series 3 can only do multi-room "transferring" and not "streaming". Is this about right or can the mini interact with a Series 3 somehow in another way?

I have a few Series 3 lifetimes that are basically just being used as cable boxes in a basement. Not heavily used, but I do use their storage to record some shows. Free up space on my main level Premieres. Then multi-room transfer as needed over my (hard wired) home network.

If I had a 4-tuner Premiere and mini in my set-up, the mini would not then be able to view ANY material recorded on any of the Series 3, right? I realize I could probably "transfer" content from a Series 3 to a Premiere and then "stream" it from the Premiere to a mini, but is there maybe some other functions the mini can do with a Series 3?

Brighthouse CableCard Firmware Update

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:43
I was just watching Disney Junior with my daughter when a strange popup occurred on Tivo, A firmware update is available and starting now. So far, holding at 0% Completed. I wonder what is going on now. Are we unblocking channels or locking the rest of the 100 and below out.

Last message indicated "Image Block Collection Completed"
Flashing Memory now..

Other then the Cisco cablecard functioning I don't see any physical changes to indicate a problem or issue to block additional recording. Everything on 102 TheHub is protected and so is Sprout.:confused:

Tapatalk iOS Push Notification

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:55
Push Notification is unavailable in the Tapatalk 2 mobile app. After an issue report was made to Tapatalk a Tapatalk developer replied stating the issue has been identified as the forum software is not supported. Tivocommunity is using VB version 3.6. Tapatalk minimum requirement is VB 3.7.

Moving Actor/Director list to new TiVo

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:37
Hi: Over the years I have built up quit a list of favorite Actors, Directors and such. How do I save all this and move to a new TiVo?


Nashville "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (5/22/13, Spoilers)

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:12
Ok, I know we have the "anyone still watching" thread, but it technically isn't tagged as a spoiler zone, so I figured I'd start a thread for this week's episode.

Ok, that wasn't the actual GMAs, but either they got the actual set pieces from the 2012 GMAs or built exact replicas. The only thing they got wrong was that the triangle steps were center stage, not in front of the "performance" stages. (The other nice touch was that they got Carrie Underwood, one of the real hosts of the 2012 GMAs, to do the voice-over introduction.) It certainly was a pretty convincing reproduction, that's for sure.

I really liked Juliette's GMA dress.

Why the hell didn't Coleman go through Deacon's place while he was out cold and dump the booze?

Well, that Deacon's behavior certainly explains why Rayna didn't want him around Maddie. It also explains her comment about "breaking every stick of furniture."

Huh. For rumors that seemed to indicate a loud explosion, that certainly wasn't. Although, I suppose that they might have used some sort of a pyrotechnic charge to get the car to flip, then edited that out, and the charge was what they were referring to. The other potential is that they said that there would be a big explosion to make sure people would stay away, so they would not be able to reveal the big ending to the episode.

TIVO.COM issues!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:50
For the past 2 days I get errors on the site when I try to schedule a show or look at my to do lists, etc. It says to try again. This does not work for about 15 minutes, then all is OK for a few hours.

Am I the only one seeing this?

Bates Motel - S01E10 - Midnight

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:08
I'm not sure why I like this series as much as I do. It is paced much more slowly than the shows I'm typically drawn to. It's almost languid, yet the craziness just under the surface keeps me tuning in. Reflecting back, I got much the same feeling from the show "Invasion" during its limited run. Has Bates Motel been picked up for a second season? It feels like not all that much happened in this one, looking back.

I wasn't at all surprised by the teacher's fate, but the show played it off like a shocking and unexpected reveal. I remember LOST used to do that, too. I wonder if that's just a Carlton Cuse thing. I noticed her B necklace, so she was the "other woman" of Bradley's father's affair, but I'm not sure why exactly we're supposed to care. I guess that will be explored more next season.

I don't mean to come across as being down on the series - it is actually my favorite new series, I think.

Commercial Lengths

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:11
Hi Everyone !!
Does anyone know the commercial lengths for 30 minute and 60 minute shows. I'd like to take advantage of the 30 second skip feature on the TiVo, but have discovered that even though a program may be 30 minutes or 60 minutes, the length of the commercials seems to vary. Any ideas ? Cheers !!

Top Shot ALL STARS (Season 5) - Entire Season

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:57
If you've been :( becuase your Top Shot season pass hasn't been picking up any new episodes, you will probably want to tweak it.

Wednesday, May 29th at 10E/9C, Top Shot All Stars premieres with a cast of returning marksmen/woman, including Gabby Franco :). Here's the list of competitors:

Adam Benson Season 1 / 6th
Alex Charvat Season 3 / 5th
Blake Miguez Season 1 / 7th
Brian Zins Season 2 / 2nd
Chee Kwan Season 4 / 6th
Chris Cerino Season 1 / 2nd
Gabby Franco Season 4 / 8th
Gary Quesenberry Season 3 / 3rd
Gregory Littlejohn Season 4 / 2nd
Jamie Franks Season 2 / 5th
Joe Serafini Season 2 / 4th
Kelly Bachand Season 1 / 5th
Kyle Sumpter Season 4 / 5th
Peter Palma Season 1 / 4th
Phil Morden Season 3 / 6th
William Bethards Season 4 / 7th

And a link to the cast page on History's web site: http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/cast

I'm actually really looking forward to this!

Predictions for the Smash season/series finale? Spoilers Possible!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:56
I've enjoyed Smash and am kinda sorry to see it go. But it's really become a mess, so not surprised.

Looks like the show will end with the Tonys. Anyone have any predictions? About anything for the show, who will win, what else might happen?

I think Derek will beat Tom for best director. I hope Ivy wins for lead over Karen. Wonder how much of the episode will be the actual awards show?

The Goodwin Games 5/20/2013 "Pilot"

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:22
Not bad for a pilot. I thought it was quite funny in parts. We will see how long it lasts and if the quality stays pretty OK.

1 S-card in a TiVO?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:04
I have a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo with two S-cards in it. Everything works good. I also recently got a hold of a Series 3 Tivo (TCD652160). I know it can take either two S-cards or one M-card for its dual tuner functionality. Since my local Comcast office is currently out of M-cards, I was gonna maybe just use one of the S-cards from my other TiVo in this TCD652160.

Can just one S-card be used in a TCD652160? If so, I realize it would only have one tuner. I also realize pulling an S-card from the other TiVo (OLED) unit will make it one tuner as well, but both of these units will most likely be put in a basement area that is not heavily used and one tuner would be fine for now (& until I can maybe get a hold of an M-card from Comcast). Our main floor has two TiVo Premieres with M-cards & they are the ones that get the most use. Just wondering about one S-card use in the older Series 3.

TCD24008X and TCD5400XX power supply compatability

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:33
Hey everyone. I have two Tivo Series 2 model numbers TCD24008A and TCD240080. The power supply finally went bad on the TCD24008A a couple of weeks ago and I bought a replacement power supply on e-bay. The replacement power supply worked just fine bringing renewed life to my TCD24008A Tivo. For future replacement of the power supply I ordered another used power supply through e-bay to keep in moth balls until needed. The only problem is that the “spare” I received while advertised on e-bay as a replacment power supply for Tivo Series 2 models TCD240080 and TCD24008A looks different than the bad one that I replaced in the TCD24008A one that was replaced. By different I mean some of the components are the same but others are different on the power supply circuit board. The spare one also had been written on with a sharpie pen“TCD540040”. The specifics are the first replacement power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-000 REV A1”. The spare new(er) replacment power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-001 REV A3”. I have read several posts on either the Tivo community forum or the weaknees forum from a couple of years or so ago that said that the TCD540040 power supplies can be used in the TCD24008X Series 2 Tivos. I’m just a little scared as I want to install the TCD540040 power supply SPWR-00004-001 REV A3 into my TCD24008A unit to make sure that the power supply is good and moth ball the SPWR-00004-000 REV A1 as my “I know it works” spare. Weaknees shows two different power supplies one for TCD24008X and another for TCD5400XX. Just want more reassurance from some of you more experienced folks (my experts) that I won’t blow the mother board or hard drive on my TCD24008A by installing my new(er) spare power supply. Thanks in advance for your time both reading this rather lengthy post as well as your time to reply. You folks are my Tivo heroes!