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Rules of Engagement comes back

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:17
The show that refuses to die returns to CBS on Monday, Feb. 4. Just a heads up in case you cancelled the season pass.

30 Rock Series Finale - OAD 1/31/13 *Spoilers*

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:15
my recording cut off early, so i might have missed the very end. did they tommy westphall the show, or was kenneth supposed to be ageless and was taking a meeting with liz lemon's grand-daughter?

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:15
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People and Events Lenses
Nikon AF-S nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR...$650
Nikon AF-S nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED.......$850
Nikon AF-S nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II....$1000
Nikon AF DC-nikkor 105mm f/2D...$650
Nikon AF-S nikkor 85mm f/1.4G....$800

Sports and Action Lenses
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED...$700
Nikon AF-S nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.....$850
Nikon AF-S nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II.....$3000
Nikon AF-S nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II......$2500
Nikon AF-S nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.....$650
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Nikon AF-S nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR......$5,500
Nikon AF-S nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.....$950
Nikon AF-S nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II....$2500
Nikon AF-S nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED...$700
Nikon AF-S nikkor 85mm f/1.4G...$800
Nikon AF VR Zoom-nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED...$900

Close-Up (Macro) Lenses
Nikon AF Micro-nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED....$800
Nikon PC-E Micro nikkor 85mm f/2.8D....$900
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED...$500
Nikon PC-E Micro nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED...$750

Fisheye Lenses
Nikon AF Fisheye-nikkor 16mm f/2.8D....$600
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED...$450

Manual Focus & Perspective Control Lenses
Nikon PC-E nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED....$900
Nikon PC-E Micro nikkor 85mm f/2.8D...$750
Nikon PC-E Micro nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED..$800

Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera....$500
Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera....$600
Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera....$750
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera...$850
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera...$1000
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera.....$2,500
Canon EOS C500 PL Cinema EOS Camera....$5000
Canon Cinema EOS Camera EOS C500......$8000
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens...$600
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens...$600
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM...$700
Canon EOS 60Da Camera.....$700

Ultra-Wide Zoom Lenses
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM....$800
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM....$700

Standard Zoom Lenses
Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM.....$650
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM....$900
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM......$700
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM....$600

Telephoto Zoom Lenses
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM....$1200
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM...$1400
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM....$800
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM.....$700
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM....$650
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM..$650
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM....$700
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM....$800

Wide-Angle Lenses
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM....$700
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM...$1200

Standard & Medium Telephoto Lenses
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM....$950
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM....$800

Telephoto Lenses
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM....$700
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM.....$3.500
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM....$2500
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM....$600

Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 DSC-RX100/B...$400
Sony Cyber-shot RX1 DSC-RX1/B.....$900
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Camera with 16-50mm Lens NEX-6L/B...$550
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The Big Bang Theory [01/31/2013] - "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion"

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:27
Wow. So many good quotes I don't know which to chose.
Sheldon: I read his research and ... it's leaps and bounds ahead of mine. Which means the mommy of the smartest physicist at the university is not my mommy as I thought. It's his mommy.
Amy: Sheldon, I wish there was something I could do to make you feel better. May I offer you a consoling hug?
Sheldon: What do we have to lose?
Amy: How's that?
Sheldon: I feel like I'm being strangled by a boa constrictor. Why did you stop?And we can't overlook this one!
Penny: Okay. Hang on. Are you saying some day that you and Amy might actually get physical?
Sheldon: It's a possibility.

power surge

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 05:50
can you get a power surge through a tivo box.recently the cable in our area was down.when this happened my television jammed there was a flashing screen with starting up on it even when the box was disconnected.my tv wont switch channels.the only thing you can do is power it on and off.could the virgin media crashing in my area have something to with this

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Letterman - Chris Christie 02-04-13

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:22
Heads up to Letterman fans, Governor Chris Christie will be a guest this coming Monday (02-04). For those who don't watch Letterman, Christie has been the butt of Letterman's jokes over Christie and his ample girth.

TiVo Desktop: how to view from another computer?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:47
TiVo Desktop works just fine, displays on my Premiere and is available on my own desktop. I would like to view a saved program with a colleague from the colleague's desktop (a political hearing) with several others - I'm not sure how to make that happen.

Allow remote access to my PC and leave it on?

Set up TiVo desktop on another person's PC?

Is there a way to do this?


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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:40
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Get invalid card message after reboot.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 15:53
I setup the new Premiere box yesterday and activated the card during the setup. Everything seemed to work but it wanted to reboot after a software update. After it restarted I get the message “An invalid card was just inserted. Please remove the card and insert a Multi-Stream CableCARD.” I had to take the card out two or three times and then everything worked.

Ok, great. Then… I don’t see the Comcast On Demand option. SO I read up on that and some say you need to restart the TiVo. In doing that the above plays out again. I get the same error and have to reset the card a few times. I do now get the Comcast On Demand option but anytime I restart the TiVo I get that same message.

Any ideas? Don’t like the idea of having to reseat the card anytime the power goes out or there is a software update. Once it’s mounted up on a shelf it will not be easy to do.

Tuning Adapter and TiVo Suggestions stop?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 15:04
I've searched and found a handful of threads indicating that some people are having issues with their TiVo Suggestions not recording, or having a precipitous drop-off, after getting a Tuning Adapter. I'm wondering whether anyone has insights and/or info on a possible solution.

I switched to Charter recently and discovered when the installers arrived that they use SDV in my area. They brought me a pair of Motorola TAs. At first, both our TiVos (one TiVo HD and one Premiere) kept recording suggestions as always. But after a few days elapsed, I found that no more were recording. Searching these forums and elsewhere (including TiVo's own forums) has not yielded anything definitive.

So...anybody heard anything new? Any potential fixes? I *really* miss my TiVo Suggestions!

Top Gear BBCA

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 14:53
New Season starts Monday February 4 at 6:00PM PT. Episodes are carrying OAD in UK so they are not picking up as first run.

Viewing/Sorting Channels on the Box. Need Help!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 14:26

We just upgraded our old cable box to the Tivo box.

With our old one you could view channels on the guide by only showing HD channels if you wanted.

You could also view your favorite channels.

Is there a way to do these things on Tivo?

I read through everything and cannot find how to do either of these things.
I went through the original setup and marked certain channels as favorites using the thumbs up button, but I see no way to list only my favorite channels on the guide.

I also can find no way to only view HD channels on the guide.

Can you really ONLY view channels in the guide by channel name order and number order?

If so they really need to add a way to view the ways I discussed.
This makes channel surfing A LOT more difficult than it did on our old cable box...


Organizing/Searching Channels. Need HELP!

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 14:20

We just upgraded our old cable box to the Tivo box.

With our old one you could view channels on the guide by only showing HD channels if you wanted.

You could also view your favorite channels.

Is there a way to do these things on Tivo?

I read through everything and cannot find how to do either of these things.
I went through the original setup and marked certain channels as favorites using the thumbs up button, but I see no way to list only my favorite channels on the guide.

I also can find no way to only view HD channels on the guide.

Can you really ONLY view channels in the guide by channel name order and number order?

If so they really need to add a way to view the ways I discussed.
This makes channel surfing A LOT more difficult than it did on our old cable box...


Strange problem, maybe power supply or ?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 14:13
Yesterday we had a power outage, when I tried to restart our S3 (THX model), there was absolutely no indication of power. No lights, no fans, nothing. The unit is on a good quality voltage conditioner, so there was no power spike. It just turned off with the outage and turned on when I restarted the power conditioner.

So then this morning, it is back on again and working normally.

I know it was receiving 120v last night, and I even swapped a power cord with another device that was working and continued to work with the S3's cord.

This condition seems a little atypical for a PS failure. Has anybody ever experienced this kind of problem? Any thoughts?


Trying to upgrade my TiVo

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 13:51
Called customer service twice today to try and purchase a Premiere 4 to replace one of my HDs. Really weird phone calls.

The first person kept saying stuff about how MoCA was something new and not many people ever use and tried to bundle a wireless network card with my order. When I pointed out that one of the reasons I wanted the Premiere 4 was because of MoCA and that it was required (other than Ethernet) to use Stream or the upcoming Mini, she still insisted that MoCA was a brand new technology and very few people use it. On the price, she quoted me $249 for the Premiere 4, so I asked her if that's the best deal she could do. She said there weren't any promotions that I was eligible for. I asked about the BigDeal promo, and she asked if I'd received an e-mail on it. I told her that it was splashed all over TiVo's home page and in ads on Facebook and other places. She was totally clueless. She looked it up, and made me the offer of $50 off. At that point, her computer went down and she was unable to complete the order and asked me to call back later.

The second person knew about the BigDeal promo, and offered it to me without me asking (don't know if she'd read it in the notes from the previous call). I asked about transferring one of my current HD units to a Premiere 4, and she said that TiVo can only transfer accounts to "stand alone" units and the only stand-alone unit they currently had was the XL4 and I'd have to pay full retail price ($499) to transfer my HD to it -- and the only benefit would be that my monthly fee would go down from $14.99 a month to $12.99 a month. Well, I'm currently paying $9.99 a month for the HD I wanted to transfer (MSD price), so there wasn't even a reasonable monthly fee savings for transferring service. Since she said I'd have to pay full retail price for a TiVo to transfer service, I asked if I could just go to Amazon and buy a Premiere 4 (which would be the actual definition of RETAIL) and then transfer service to that unit. She said that it had to be purchased directly from TiVo to transfer service.

It's like they're doing their absolute best to dissuaded me from upgrading my HD to a Premiere. Wore customer service / sales -- ever!

Increase swap partition -w/o losing my recordings?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 12:54
Hi TiVo Community-

I screwed up.

I have a TiVo HD (TCD652) with a WD drive that was manufactured in Sep. 2007. It was showing signs of slow failure
for the past few years. So, having some time over the recent holidays, I tried copying the drive and adding capacity
at the same time.
I tried WinMFS (winmfs_beta9_3f), but despite using the "administrator" account/UAC disabled (Windows Vista)...the whole works- for some reason the drives weren't being recognized.
No problem. I'm more comfortable with a command-line anyway, and have a "functional" knowledge of Linux.

I used the (great) tools @ http://www.mfslive.org/download.htm - (mfslive-1.4), and the nifty "Interactive Command Generator" @ http://www.mfslive.org/cgen.php

Unfortunately- I didn't select the "Custom Linux Swap Size" checkbox, and my new drive is a WD10EZRX (1T)... so
clearly I need a swap partition that's greater than ...let's just say 'the default' ;)

My new 1T drive worked GREAT for a few weeks (see: [media]http://johnl.net/2013101170544-00-img_3716.jpg[/media] [before] and
[media]http://johnl.net/2013105094350-00-img_3717.jpg[/media] [after]).

After a few weeks, my TiVo started to 'hang' at boot. Sure enough- I'm using a WD drive (with Intellipark) and
until yesterday, I hadn't read the various posts in this forum about "wdidle3". So that's mistake #2.
I've since corrected that mistake, set the Intellipark-idle timeout to "62 minutes", and now my TiVo is able to
do both a power-on and a 'soft' boot.

Due to the small swap partition, I'm now stuck in a GSOD loop.
I've been reading through this post:
"How to fix your TiVo if it gets stuck on a green screen"
...but it's wicked-old, and I think due to its age, mentions Series 1 & 2 TiVo's.

I'm not too comfortable/confident altering partitions on the drive... especially since this (new) drive is my
ONLY semi-working drive.

Last night I tried putting my old/original drive back in -just 'till I get the kinks worked-out with the new WD10EZRX
drive... but I was greeted with a "Welcome Powering-Up...", then about 5 seconds later.... a GREY screen.
Nothing more. The old drive sounds like the heads are seeking...but I left it in this state over night- and
it just doesn't seem to want to boot any more.

So- if I haven't bored you all yet.. on to my question:

Is the method described here: "How to fix your TiVo if it gets stuck on a green screen"
still applicable for a drive copied from a TiVo HD using MFSLive v1.4 (backup/restore) to "fix" the too-small
swap-partition size mistake ???

Another approach or thought:
I'm purchasing another WD10EZRX tomorrow. Rather than mucking around with partition re-numbering, wouldn't it be
_much_ safer (considering this is my ONLY semi-good drive) to use the same tools from the same MFSLive CD
and make a copy of my copy? This time- I'll use: backup -qTao - /dev/sda | restore -s 500 -zi - /dev/sdb
(and, of course, I'll set the wdidle3 correctly on the newest drive too!)

I appreciate any thoughts and advice you can give me.


The Americans S01E01 "The Pilot" OAD 1/30/13 SPOILERS

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 09:41
I thought this show was "ok". I really liked the leads Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, I'm not sure about the plot. It seemed really good until the FBI agent moved in next door. That seemed too unbelievable to me but I felt better when he broke in to the garage and was satisfied that their car wasn't used in the kidnapping.