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TiVo Q3 2012 results are out

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 14:13


I see they have around 2.94 million subscribers. Almost a 50% increase YOY.
And adjusted EBITDA was $71.9 million and Net Income was $59.0 million.

At least they are going in the right direction. Although retail subscribers still dropped by 15K from last quarter. At least that is the smallest retail decrease in awhile.

Tivo HD - cable companies and h.264

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:59
Cox Communications has apparently begun switching their HD channels to h.264, MPEG4 from MPG2.

The Tivo HD doesn't like that, although I'm led to believe Tivo could correct the problem with a software update for the Tivo HD.

Only the Premiere can access these channels.

If all cable companies continue what Cox has begun...how long until ALL the Tivo HD's are essentially boat-anchors?

It's not likely that Tivo will address fixing the HD to access MPEG4 channels, nor will they do a free swap to a low-end Premiere.

Is it just COX so far who's doing this, or have folks with Comcast, Time Warner, etc been noticing that your HD channels are disappearing.....

PLSR Code: Need Help

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:32
Hi, I have had an HR10-250 from D* for many years, (and I upgraded it to 1.5TB too). I recently was effected by the random rebooting bug that hit all the older DIRECTivos, and when they pushed the patch out, it bricked my unit. It started a reboot loop from gray Welcome to almost there to gray Welcome. I figured now is the time to cut the cord and I ordered a new 2 tuner Premiere from Tivo so I can get OTA signals.

It hasn't arrived yet but it shows in my Tivo Account. I wanted to do lifetime with the PLSR code discount so I ordered with the 14.99 monthly. My account currently shows:

Your current plan:
Monthly service
1 yr commitment Plan rate
Premiere, Monthly - 1 year $14.99
Effective date 11/28/2012
Commitment end date 11/27/2013

I can go in and odere the lifetime upgrade and I can put in a promotion code, but when I type in PLSR and click Apply this Code, the page refreshes and nothing changes. It still shows $499.99.

Is PLSR dead? Just when I decide to buy? Anything else I can do or try?

Justified Season 4 begins on FX Jan. 4 2013

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:54
Quote: The first series to return will be FX's "Justified" on Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. EST. U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) will be back for an action-packed Season 4.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...?utm_hp_ref=tv Cool!

Arrow - S01E07 - "Muse of Fire" 11/28/2012

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:34
Holy crap!
It's the Huntress!
Not only that, it's the dark, post Crisis Huntress.

Managing to avoid spoilers, I had no idea that they were bringing in Mr. Bertinelli's little girl to this series.

And it was a welcome surprise as I wouldn't have expected her to work so well here.
But she does.

She's the one person that Oliver can be totally emotionally honest with because of similar emotional wounds.
Oliver can't be honest with those who don't know his secret.

And he can't be totally open with Diggle (at least not yet) but he can with a kindred spirit.

But Helena is willing to go farther than Oliver so no doubt this will cause issues.

And this almost took my attention away from the fact that Tommy's father is the head of the Secret Cabal that Oliver's trying to take down.
And he cuts off Tommy?
Is this the start of Tommy's descent to the dark side?

We also had some nice Thea and Mom moments as well so with all of this going on, I didn't really miss the Island flashback this week.

All in all, while the main plot is moving along, the subplots are also percolating nicely.

It does look like Helena will have a multi-episode arc but I do wonder how long she'll stick around.

I did notice that this episode was co-written by Geoff Johns and I assume that "Michael Staton" was a shout out to Huntress co-creator Joe Staton.

PyTiVo + Premiere = automatic meta-data?

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:21
I'm at a loss to explain this one; I've never seen anything like it. I downloaded a torrent of a show I missed yesterday and used PyTiVo to push it to my Premiere. When I went to watch it yesterday, it had full episode description and episode title on the TiVo. I've pushed hundreds of shows using PyTiVo and never had anything like this automatic population of metadata happen before. What's the explanation?

Wireless TiVo Series 3's cannot see my hardwired TiVo Premiere XL

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 08:23
Everything on my home network was working perfectly. Two days ago, I upgraded the Fios router from wireless G to wireless N). When I had the older wireless G router, I used a Dlink, with wireless N, too run my wireless network.
Now, I'm only using the wireless N Fios router. Everything works fine with each device in my home, except my two wireless TiVo Series 3's cannot seem to find my hardwired TiVo Premiere XL. I can see the two wireless Series 3's from the hardwired Premiere XL. Is there some setting on my router I should change? I've rebooted all the machines and nothing seems to help. Any suggestions?
I guess I could go back to using the DLink, but this shouldn't be an issue. I'd prefer to use just one router anyway.
Thanks in advance!

Other ways to stream...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 05:37
Right now I stream from a server PC to my TiVo and/or PS3. (All gigabit wired) I stream HD video M2T files, SD video MPG files, and MP3 files. With the PS3 I use TVersty, which is -OK- but REAL confusing to get around. I wish it had a more user friendly way around. MP3 files to my Series 3 TiVo, works ok...

SO, my question is, would there be an advantage getting a Roku/WD/Sony or any kind of streaming box. In order to find an easier way to get around, meaning easier interface, thumbnails for videos like you see demo's of Roku...


Would I be just waisting money, and better off continuing using the PS3, and the TiVo?

Maybe something different than TVersity? Also looking at "Plexapp"

Any opinions??


Supernatural - "Hunteri Heroici" - 11/28/12

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 00:55
Well that was fun!

I'm always a fan of snarky Sam. Him practically forcing Cas out of the way so he couldn't take the front seat was hysterical. There's no way Sam rides in the back. First of all just no. Second he's too big for that!

And the Sam backstory is still a puzzle to me. Amelia's dad was kind of a jerk at first but I guess I get it. Then once Amelia said "let us be a mess together" he seemed to attempt to warm up to Sam. I did like his ability to size Sam up within 5 minutes flat. "Question is, what are you running from Sam?" wow just dead on.

The entire looney tunes thing was done rather well. I particularly liked the frying pan to Dean's face and the bang flag when he tried to shoot the gun.

Cas and heaven. Not sure yet what I think of that. I'll have to think on that more. So does he remember going to talk to her or not? She said he would never remember yet when he's there he doesn't seem that confused this time. Or was I seeing that wrong?

Survivor 11-28-12

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 20:36
Abi won immunity - ugh!:mad:

Penner did him self in for not committing last week. :confused:

Newly powered up HR10-250

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 18:38
Hi All:

I just had occasion to install an HR10-250 that I had in the house for about 6 years. It has some issues, which I need help with.

Upon initial connection it was slow and intermittent to respond to both the remote and the front panel controls. I did a couple of power cycles and this corrected that for a while.

It tested the phone line, and all was good there, yet it would not make a phone call to update itself.

I have tried doing a total reset, and it has been showing " cleaning and deleting everything This will take an hour" for about 8 hours.

Any ideas as to what i need to do? I hate to just do another power down unless that is the correct thing to do .

Thank you all in advance.

de Howard, N9KTW

Streaming from Wired Premiere to Wireless N Premiere causes Wired to lose connection?

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 18:24
I have one Premier attached via a gigabit connection to my Wireless N Router (operating in 150Mbps mode), which is connected wirelessly to another Premiere with a Wireless-N adapter in a room about 20-25 feet away on the same floor through two walls.

Until recently, I would stream everything from my wired (living room) tivo to my wireless one without issue. After the Fall update, it seems like I'll be watching something , and halfway through it will quit. By that point, I'm in Bed and don't want to mess with it, but it takes about 30-60 minutes for the wired Tivo to regain it's connection to the point where I can stream. I can still browse the wired tivo's contents, but anytime I try to play anything, it just stays on a black screen and says it can't due to connectivity issues. I'm assuming I'm only browsing the other tivo's content because it has already been loading into my wireless tivo's cache.

Any ideas? Things were fine until a few weeks ago. Additionally, my network is operating in true N mode with no G devices on it. When I had the G wireless adapter, streaming anything other than cartoons simply didn't work. Once I got the N adapter, everything worked great until I'm guessing the fall update.

edit: should note, I only use static IPs, and when this has occurred, there has been very little other network activity.

mymovies is possessed: empty and then says no room on disk

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 17:51
i went to try to pull something with pytivo and it says not enough space..i have 84% full. i think a 1/2 hour show would fit? never had this error ever

also when i skim down the mymovies screen on the tivo it goes down 2 screens then says no recordings on the pc

something is amiss

rebooted tivo with no solution

Cable qam not working?

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 16:50
Sorry if this is a duplicate but couldn't find the answer on the forum. I have a cable from Charter and without a box it receives the basic network channels using the tv. I also have an antenna that also receives lesser amount of channels.

I just got a TiVo and it works fine using the antenna. I then tried to use the cable plugged into the antenna plug and rescanned. It said it found channels but none of them seem to work. I tried several times with no luck.

If the cable works on the tv why wouldn't it work on the TiVo box?

I was thinking the cable would be a better choice as there are more channels and in theory should be more stable.

Is there a trick to this or should I forget the cable?

Replacement Tivo

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 16:48
Tivo sending a replacement for my premiere HD. It died but not the hard drive, either power supply or MB. Audio no video. Any way is there a way for me to unload old hard drive into new HD by removing hard drives and using computer or other method. Really would prefer not to lose recordings and settings and start from scratch
thanks now available

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 14:14
Hi Community,

We have made a few bug fixes to our 20.2.2 update, and are now making available via the Priority List. (http://tivo.com/priority)

Here are some of the issues that have been resolved:

* Customers in Pittsburg were hearing Spanish instead of English on their ABC channel (WTAE). This issue also affected a limited number of other networks and shows and resulted in customers hearing "Audio Description" audio. It should now be resolved for all.

* Channel Logos have been restored in the Guide

* Some customers were hearing sound effects when pressing CHAN UP/DOWN in live TV. These actions should now be silent.


Sign of the apocalypse - Comcast more innovative than TiVo?

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:39
If Comcast gets to market with a whole-home DVR with thin clients before TiVo I think it is time to prepare for rapture...

...hardware for a new multiroom setup based on a central gateway ... that streams video to IP-connected extenders called the XI3...


New here, need some direction

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:05
I do not know where to begin looking, but I am just setting up TiVo Desktop and have questions about the format of the video. I plan to transfer some things I want to keep onto my computer with the intention of burning to a disc. Do I need to do anything special, or will they be in a format that will make this easy. (Also a bit new to burning DVDs, so please bear with me.) If there is already a thread, please point me to it and I will read through. Thanx in advance for any help.

The Hour returns tonight on BBC America

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 09:41

Solid drama series. Season 1 was great. For those not familiar with it, it stars Dominic West - Jimmy McNulty on The Wire.

"Deadliest Catch" stars to sell their crab cakes on QVC

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 09:02

Quote: Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand, who star in the popular Discovery series, will appear on shopping network QVC this Sunday to shill their “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Style Crab Cakes.” Quote: The brothers , who captain the “Time Bandit” fishing boat, will go live at noon on David Venable’s show, “In the Kitchen with David,” hoping to reel in big bucks by selling their crab cakes — which, according to press materials, are “packed with three types of 100 percent USA caught crab, wild caught cod fish and the Hillstrand family’s secret blend of seasonings.” Here is your chance to try some "official" Deadliest Catch crab.