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MLB.tv app to launch tomorrow May 21

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 15:50
As part of the TiVo press release announcing quarterly earnings, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers was quoted as saying, "Additionally, we are launching MLB.com [sic MLB.tv] tomorrow.."


Service Suspension

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 13:51
We are "snowbirds" which means we go "south" in the winter. Because we were new subscribers last winter, I could not suspend my service. I just called and was told Tivo could not give a "back credit" for last winter, but would give me a future 4-month credit for next winter if I call ahead before we leave and use a reference number the customer rep gave me. The rep also said the credit was not something they would always do.
Any one want to share what their experience has been with "suspending" service for several months? The rep did say something about terminating service and then restarting without any turnoff or turn-on fees. Sounded like this was an option if my suspension period was too long.

Custer, SD

Golden Boy Finale

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:08
At least Don made Detective Second Grade. :up:

And the reflection of the Twin Towers was very well done.

Can't change remote codes on 2 Tivos

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:26
I'm having a problem. I follow the directions to hold both Tivo and Pause buttons on the remote till the light glows steadily; point at the Tivo to be changed; press (1 or 2 depending); and then right arrow.

I've got an S2 and Premier at the same location, and would like to get the S2 to work on the 2's and the Premier to work on the 1's. I also have a peanut remote with the 1-2 switch.

On the Premier the remote code in Sys Info shows "1 (IR) (RF)" but it still responds to both the 1 and 2 setting on the remote! Why?

The same thing happens on the S2 which is set for the 1's code.

In addition, the code change on the Tivos seems to be temporary! When I go back to Sys Info to check it is often back at "0" and I have to re-program.

I must be missing something; but what?

Once I get both Tivos working as I'd like I want to switch to a Harmony remote. Can these be programmed for 1 on the Premier and 2 on the S2?



Moving Tivos around

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 08:56
I am looking for some opinions. I have a Tivo Elite (XL4), Premiere and Mini. The Elite is the main Tivo we use. It is located in the Living room. The Premiere is located in the den and is only used once or twice a week. Because I am one of the people having the "random black tuner" issue I am thinking of switching the Elite and Premiere around. Since my problem happens when the same channel is on more than one tuner the issue has gotten worse with the addition of the Mini. If we shut off the Mini when it is on a channel we have trouble with the Elite if we try to tune that same channel. So every morning I have to make sure that the 3 tuners on the Elite are tuned to different channels and make sure that the Mini is also on a different channel. It can be a real PITA. Tivo seems uninterested or unable to fix this issue so my question is:

Should I just move the Premiere into the living room and have the Elite put in the den as a recording/streaming box? If I do this is there a shortcut I can use the go directly the the other Tivo in My Shows without having to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list?

I thought about getting another Mini for the living room but the lack of Netflix is a deal breaker on that front.


Game of Thrones S3E8 05/19/2013 'Second Sons'

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:40
hmm...is the original air date to the episode 7 thread wrong?

Lots to talk about. Cersei is a complete and total b*tch.

Joras is not going to like the new guy. He's not going to like him at all!

I was unsure whether the dragonglass was going to be the ultimate weapon against dragons or white walkers. I guess now we know.

Thank God for small favors: No Theon! :)

Anyway to record amazon or Netflix video streams?

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:27
My HTPC has been running great, but due to limits in data and having unlimited usage from 12-6am I am looking for the best way to record video streams from Netflix and amazon to watch later. Can I record anything off the tivo? Or do I need to use my HTPC?

I have tried to use any video recorder but this only seems to work for about 5min before it fails and creates a file that isn't watchable.

Are there any programs that grab the stream? Or are screen captures the best way to so this?

No I will not be reselling this or using it in any manner other then watching it personally then deleting due to storage limits.

60 Minutes 5/19/13 facial recognition, NK escapee, Michael Jackson, Afghan children..

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 05:44
Anyone want to talk about the eps?

The NK escapee portion was a rerun. The facial recognition story was interesting and scary. The MJ story was interesting and astounding. Haven't watched the extra hour that aired yet.

Mad Men "The Crash" 5/19/2013

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 05:30
Well, that was a big bucket of WTF.

Grandma Ida was one smooth operator. I'd watch her tv show.

Bobby: "Are we Negroes?"

find TV shows

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:00
When I click on a search result from Find TV Shows on the Tivo site, then click on More at the bottom to see additional future airings, keep getting this message: "We're sorry, we are having technical difficulties. Visit us later and try again."

Any idea how to get around this?



I found a Series 3 HD at Goodwill

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:54
For $17.99! It just needs a power cord and a remote, but I can use my Harmony.

I did hook it up at the store using one of their generic power cords and an old tube TV with composite out and it seems like it works fine, sounds like both the fan and hard drive spin, the Tivo Central screen came up, and I was able to scroll through the menus.

  1. Is this unit still supported by Tivo, and will it continue to be supported in the future?
  2. Can I activate this unit, or will it be tied to someone else?
  3. Can I get a discounted lifetime service for it being an older unit?
  4. Is is even worth it to activate it? I figure I can use it to record local TV if anything.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


thoughts on Nikita (non spoilery)?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 21:17
I'm running dangerously low on shows to watch for the summer... Right now I have the Killing and Dexter to look forward to, but Breaking Bad doesn't start until August and while I'll probably watch True Blood, it's not a show I like enough to get psyched about each week. Usually each summer I try to pick up a show I haven't seen that has a backlog, but I've made my way through just about everything I would want to watch...

Only thing I see on Netflix that I didn't already watch that looks like something I WOULD watch is Nikita, so it looks like that's gonna be it... Is a good show to get in to? I don't want to read any other threads for fear of spoilers... Just curious what people think of it. Watched the pilot and it seems to have an "Alias" vibe which is fine since that's one of my favorite shows. Does it stay serialized? Is it interesting over the three seasons it's been on?


Show transfer from desktop to Premiere won't start

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 15:40
I browsed my Tivo Desktop from my Premiere and told it to transfer a show. In the past I recall it offering to start playing immediately, but this time it didn't -- it just said it would transfer it after other requests finish. Odd. The show (or at least something with the show name) is now sitting in my ToDo list for today, but nothing is happening. The blue light is not on. Any idea why it won't start a transfer?

Bates Motel: "Underwater" Cheech & Chong moment

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 14:37
Right before Emma eats the pot laced muffin someone calls asking for "Dave"! LOL! :D

Doctor Who - The Name Of The Doctor - OAD 05/18/2013

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:59
Very interesting episode. Lots of recalls to the previous Doctors.

Spoiler: I am wondering how the big reveal will turn out for next season. Based on some of what I have read about what John Hurt is playing, will the next season be based on the Time War?

WD10EURX for Directv R10

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:57
Has anyone had any experiece with the Western Digital Hard Drive (1TB) - WD10EURX for a Series 2 DVR?...

On the Series 3 side of the forum, someone was able to use it for their setup.

I already have a image backup using WinMFS. Does WDIDLE3 have to be disabled?



Stuck in Guide-Dish Setup - Work around

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:26
The power supply on my RCA DVR40 died around October of last year. After purchasing a used one from Ebay, I was stuck at the 78% complete when acquiring the signal. I read a post saying to go into guided setup and choose your dish setup again to make the signal at 100%. BIG MISTAKE!!..
After that didn't work, I did some research and found out that the DVR needed a update (6.4a). Well.. after many reboots, it was going back to guided/dish setup and I couldn't get back to the main menu to make a daily phone call to retrieve the update... until now...

This is for a RCA DVR40.. but it might be helpful for any Series 2 DVR..
1. Make sure the power to the DVR is unplugged
2. Disconnect any Sat. cables to the DVR.
3. Plug in DVR and power on
4. When it goes into Guided Setup.. choose what you have been using.
5. Follow the reset of the prompts as usual. You may get problem detected message due to no signal
6. When aquiring signal.. it will be at 0% (for around 30min).. Don't touch anything. You will receive a message that a signal could not be acquired with a list of options. One of them is to return to the main menu.
7. Go to phone connection and make a daily call.. :-)
8. After receiving the update, the status will say to reboot. Unplug receiver
and reconnect Sat cable(s) and then plug power cord back in.

S2 - Any way to access channels > 96 without renting cable box?

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:12
My S2 (ST) is directly connected to my cable and I have "Program Source" set to "Cable Without Box". This works fine but limits my available channels to 2-96. I would like to be able to record the remaining "free" channels available - I'm not after subscription channels - those in the 3-digit range.

The obvious answer is to get a cable box, but the cable company (Cox) wants $100 a year ($8.50 a month) to rent a box, and frankly I don't want the additional channels that bad. I don't mind spending some money to make this work, but I'd rather own than rent.

Is there some kind of generic converter box I can buy - something that can be controlled by the TiVo?

Thanks for any ideas.

Sony SAT T60

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:03
I updated & upgraded my lifetime SAT T60, got it hooked up to the legacy port on my swim and my Wife was happy. Then I got my bill. TiVo DVR charge. Call DTV, come to find as the account was closed for over 5 years the lifetime was "lifetime" gaaaaa.

I spent over 250.00 on the Silicon dust cache card/nic & Hinsdale 80gb hdd.

I have had it on eBay 2x without an offer. Is there no interest in these anymore?


Syfy closes Warehouse 13

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:12
The good is unlike Eureka it will come back for a final season. Unfortunately the final season will only have 6 episodes.