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Top Gear US returns 1/29/2013 - Wise?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 09:53
A new 10-episode series of TG US returns on Tuesday, January 29th on History.

With the new season of TG UK starting two days earlier, and BBCA's almost certain plan to show it in the US as soon as possible after the UK airing, I wonder how wise it is to allow a direct comparison of these two totally different experiences!

It will certainly show how inferior the American version is.

Router suggestions

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 09:42
I am thinking about changing out my router since it is around 4 years old. I want to switch it out before it starts having issues. I currently have a Dlink 655 that has served me well. Any suggestions of a router that will be both good for today but also future proof as I am thinking it should go 4 or 5 years.

shark tank 1-11-13

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 08:44
fighting for your product is always a good thing! i cant believe 4 of them went in on something and robert attempted more deals today than the entire season combined lol

i dont drink coffee but i cannot fathom carring around 5 balls for my 100 oz starbucks :confused:

at home yes i see the use.

the ice cream thing i swore i saw the same thing on this show but i guess not because they never would repeat. good question about the kids freezing each others parts though :)

i do wonder why you cant just put your toys in a pillow case and zip it? anyone done that?

HDD recomended in these FAQ's are all discontinued; whats recomended to replace them?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 08:44
In the FAQ at the top of the page here (which was updated, burt still outdated and this upgrade article;

All the WD green HDD's that were recommended seem to be discontinued. The confusing four letter model numbers (EURS, AURS, EURX etc.) don't make it any easier.
Also, this "Advanced Format" that most of the new drives now have, is this a issue with the Series 3, especially the HD? If so, other than some jumper between pins 7 & 8, is there another workaround?


Shameless Season 3 thread *Spoilers*

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 08:22
This show doesn't usually need an episode by episode thread so I figured whole season would do.

Wow they really went dark with Steve/Jimmy. I really did not think that was Marco, it did not look like the same actor from last year but what a death. Jimmy is really in with some bad people. Can he keep it from affecting Fiona and the kids?

Wasn't Manady pregenant? Isn't that why her dad went after Ian because he thought he knocked her up but it was actually Lip?

They changed the opening slightly, does that mean Karen is gone for good?

What do you think about Man vs. wild?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:22
This is one of my favourite TV shows. I watch it mostly because it has adventure, survival, hunting and exploration all together. So have you watched it, if yes what are your suggestions about it?

Football audio: Gurgling background noise

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:05
Recently while watching a couple of NFL games, I've noticed an ever-present background noise that I best can describe as "Gurgling", technically I think its highly compressed filtering of the crowd noise. The commentators and other sounds come through clear, but the crowd sound is really bad because it does not sound like the typical crowd noise at football games, it just sounds like gurgling in the background.

Anyone else notice this with live NFL games (or other sports)?


Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:19
I know this is about a week late, but Cougartown is back. The show has been picked up on TBS. The season premiere was on Jan 8. Next show is Tuesday 1/15 at 10pm EST.

Premier XL recent problems tuning

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:14
Last few weeks been noticing an increasing amount of what I'll call "tuning" problems with my XL. I spent some time testing this afternoon and it really is quite a mess. In a nutshell, the TiVo seems to be unable to tune a channel at times and leaves me with a black screen the scrub bar showing 30 minutes and "paused." Unlike the typical problems i've had in the past with my TWC tuning adapter, there is no "unable to tune" error message or authorization message.

Here is an example:

Was watching CBS, hit guide and tuned to HGTV, hit "last" and then CBS wouldn't tune (black screen scrub bar at 30 minutes paused.) Hit channel up/down and CBS would not re-tune. Hit guide, then selected CBS and it tuned. Was able to replicate this type of behavior with 3 other channels, some taking more effort than others to get back. If i toggle the "Live TV" button to switch tuners while on a "blacked out" channel the other 3 seem to be fine.

That's just one example, but I'm noticing a channel work perfectly fine and then stop working in a similar manner all too often in the last few weeks. Have missed recordings as a result, and while I'm normally the first to blame the tuning adapter it's happening with channels that I don't believe are even switched (and the behavior is different than problems I've seen previously with my adapter or cable card.)

Unplugging the box and re-plugging also will bring a channel back online. There isn't much rhyme or reason to what channels stop working. But it is happening, a lot.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks :)

How to watch S3 programing on PC?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:12
I want to hook-up my PC to a S3. My PC has a WinTV card in it. Hooking up the cable direct to the input of the tv card works fine but when I hookup a s-video cable from the tv card to the S3 I get no picture on my computer screen. What do I need to do to get this to work?

Castle Re-runs recording in Chicago (WLS)

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:06
Feel free to move this if another forum is more appropriate...

Our Tivo Premiere is set to record only new episodes of Castle on the Chicago ABC affiliate, WLS. Suggestions are turned off. Re-runs of Castle also run on the same channel late nights on Sundays, two episodes in a row. These show record each week. Because of when it is on, I don't think it has caused any recording conflicts, etc., but it is just annoying on principle. :)

My first inclination is to believe that this is a problem with the listings, but in any case, I'd love to know if there is an easy way to stop this from happening, since I don't think this schedule is going to change any time soon. Thanks.

Pytivo thius page can't be displayed problem

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:16
I am having problems with Pytivo. I am running windows 8 pro. I installed a new motherboard cpu and reinstalled windows 8.
Now I get this page can't be displayed. I click on fix the connection a screen will pop up reading this.
The device or resource(localhost) is not set up to accept connections on port 9032. I rebooted the tivo and their is no My video in my now showing folder.
How can I solve this problem?

Apps no longer work C501

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 16:10
After the last update (back in november or december), my apps no longer work. Going to showcases and apps I only see showcases until eventually I get a C501 error. Do other people's apps still work?

Added new video to My Tivo Recordings on PC, how to force Tivo to see new video?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 14:03
I have Tivo Desktop Plus and routed my videos to play from my PC to my videos and it's worked well. Today I added some new videos to the folder on the PC but they are not showing up on the Tivo.

I have restarted the Tivo by power cycling it & restarted Tivo Desktop Plus but I still am missing the files on the Tivo in my computer folder, any thoughts?

Thank you,


It's always bothered me that

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 13:11
Tivo doesn't have the "Reminder" or "Auto-Tune" feature(s).

Also, would it be so hard to build in a wireless adapter like every DVD player on the market seems to come with?

It seems to me that this would be a fairly simple upgrade.

Does anyone else agree?


Cold Temp: Slow Remote or Slow TiVo?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:55
Yes, I am a bonehead!

I took my first ski trip in about 13 years and turned off the heat just like I turn off the AC in the summer. When I got home the inside temp in my place was 40 degrees!

Now that my the subject of my intelligence/common sense (or lack thereof) is out of the way, here's what I noticed:

When I turned on my TV both my Series 2 and Premiere were extremely slow to respond to the commands from my remote. I had to push the button on my remote a little harder before I saw that the lights on the front of the TiVo's respond to the remote's command. Once the inside temp started to reach a comfortable 50-something degrees(!) both TiVos started to respond normally.

Does cold temperature affect TiVo's functionality?

"Denver Bonehead"

TiVo Premiere / Time Warner NE Ohio

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:51
Considering upgrading to a Premiere 4/4XL which doesn't receive OverTheAir broadcasts. Didn't give it a second thought until I read in another thread that non-digital cable broadcasts would also be a problem.... I'm wondering if that could mean that channels 1-99 would not be able to be tuned?

The only channel below 100 that I care about is channel 18 - WGN America where I can watch my beloved Cubs during the summer.... For whatever reason, Time Warner has never decided to make an HD version of WGN available.

So.....if I upgrade to a Premiere, will I lose WGN???

Anyone else currently using one of these in this area and can confirm if this works or won't work????

lots of lifetime TiVos for sale

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 12:37
I have successfully sold a lot of TiVos on this forum, on eBay and craigslist without complaints.

All prices are without shipping. Possible free delivery in metro Denver area. You tell me how you want them shipped and I will find out the actual price with me packing them for free. I bought all of these used, but all have been thoroughly tested and have no problems.

david 303 421 205two

Lifetime service TiVo Premiere DVR TCD746320 for sale
It has the standard Hard Drive Capacity: Up to 45 hours HD
with lifetime service so you don't have to pay the monthly fee. Dual tuner.
I bought this used, so don't know its' history, but it works great and has the standard remote and power cord and books.
It was manufactured 13/march 2010
You don't have to pay for TiVo monthly service with this Tivo. Free antenna broadcast TV!! No cable or satellite bill!! Or if you have cable, you can use their cable cards. (I think you have to rent these, but don't really know )

LIfetime service TiVo Series 2 dual tuner DVR for sale
$180 It has the standard Hard Drive Capacity: Up to 80hours sd
with lifetime service so you don't have to pay the monthly fee.
but it works great and has the standard remote and power cord and books.

TiVo Series 2 TCD540040 41HRS (TIVO BRAND NAME) Evaluation type of lifetime $40

All of these have lifetime
TCD 240080 (TIVO BRAND NAME) 81 HRS $80


141 gig Hard drive $30 (This Tivo has the parental controls on, and I don't have the code to unlock them. I haven't had any luck finding out how to unlock it. Tivo.com won't/can't help.
Same thing as above, but everything works and isn't locked. Has basic 3 day lifetime service and all features/functions work great. $55

$50 for Phillips 21 gig hd Series 1 Tivo with lifetime (the lifetime service is not eligible for transfer to a newer series 2, 3 or 4 Tivo)

$80 Phillips 193 gig hd Series 1 Tivo with lifetime

Sony Series 1 Tivo with 164 gig hd with lifetime $70 with Ethernet.

Tivo Series 2 Dual Tuner 180hr DVR $55 without lifetime, requires monthly fee if U want the TV guide and all functions. Can be used without monthly fee if U want to do manual recording. Some people use these for security or other non TV recording uses.

Premier with Evaluation (this is version of lifetime that gives you most of the advantages of lifetime service, but Tivo can take it away at anytime. I have used them for over 2 years. ) $300

I also have lots of Series 2 tivos without lifetime that I will sell for cheap. Mostly the white faced Series 2 Tivos and the Series 1 Tivos without lifetime.

Sonic Blue Replay TV DVR with lifetime and Commercial Advance feature, so better than Tivo in this one feature. No fees to pay every month.
Model RTV 5160

I also have a lot of TiVos without lifetime service if you need one of those. Currently that doesn't include any Series 3 or 4 tuner Premieres. Most of these were purchased on ebay, craigslist, or at local thrift stores.
These units are in excellent condition and work great except as noted. Many of them have lots of recorded shows on them already. I can clear and delete everything if you like.

Streaming Internet Video on Premiere

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 07:33
I am looking for a program that will allow me to watch internet video on my Premiere Elite. There are specific URLs for German programming that I would need to access. Is there any kind work around for this?

I do run Streambaby for downloaded video but this is concerning live feeds.

Thank you for any suggestions!

DRM error in Roxio NXT converting any Tivo files.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 01:20
I just bought Roxio Creator NXT to edit out the commercials from my Tivo series 4 Premier. I download the tivo files to my pc with tivo desktop 2.8.3 without any problems. Tivo won't let you download copy protected files and are shown with a red circle with a slash going through it. When I tried to transfer the file into NXT it won't show the file and says that the file is DRM protected. I am using a windows 7, 64-bit, windows explorer 9. Tivo shows a tutorial of downloading an episode of "MAD MEN" to the PC and then selecting it to be edited in Creator NXT. I tested a file that wasn't HD and it didn't work. It seems like the tivo file has the DRM in it enough for windows 7 or explorer 9 to sense it in NXT. Has anyone been abel to make this work?