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Premiere XL + Lifetime + Ext Warranty to 3/25/2013

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:43
I went ahead and got the Premiere XL4 (elite) from Woot last month, and so I've put up my trusty Premiere XL (stock) with the extended warranty through March 2013 on ebay. Starting price is $499, or Buy it now for $650.

Here's the listing:

I'm also going to be getting rid of the regular Premiere I have (which is upgraded to 2TB) and also has an extended warranty.

PM me if you have questions on either the XL auction, or the upgraded Premiere.

Happy bidding! (and be sure to check out my ebay name "TivoFanTodd")

'Game of Thrones' - Casting News - SPOILERS

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:30

The role of 'Ramsay Snow' ("The King Beyond the Wall") may have been cast.

Quote: The actor chosen to play the sadistic, creepy and cunning bastard son of Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) is none other than Misfits actor Iwan Rheon, who has been a fan favorite for the role for quite some time now

Quote: HBO has not yet confirmed Rheon was indeed playing Snow, simply calling his character "Boy"—but all signs point to him being Ramsay Snow (helped along by this little Facebook pic)

WWE Raw hits 1000 Episodes

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:50
For all you current and/or former WWF/WWE fans, tonight is the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw. As they say on the air every week, it's the longest running weekly episodic show in the history of television. The first episode was in 1993, and they do 52 episodes a year.

For folks who haven't been fans for a while, expect lots of nostalgia tonight. The Rock, Bret Hart, Mick Foley and all of Degeneration X except for Chyna are all scheduled to appear.

8 p.m. ET on USA network. Not 9 p.m., as it's a 3 hour show. In fact, Raw moves permanently to 3 hours at 8 p.m., starting tonight.

What would you do? Should I be worried? (reporting accident to police)

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:29
So, I'm sitting in my home office, and I hear this loud "CRUNCH" that sounded like someone slammed a door in my house. Out the back window, I can see all the power and phone lines shaking about. This can only mean one thing -- someone crashed into the telephone pole out in front of my house (across the street -- this has happened before).

I look out the front window, and a mini-van smashed into the pole -- the airbag went off, and the car was adjacent to the pole. The pole seemed intact. I watched as the driver got out, was quite a bit disoriented. About a minute later, he regainded his senses, and took out what looked like one of those quart bottles in a paper bag, and went behind his car.. I didn't see exactly what he did with it, but it disapeared -- he either ditched it in the bushes or inside his car. I called the local police to report the accident. They arrived in a few minutes along with the EMTs and FD. At this point, he took out some sunglasses and a hat, sat down, and started waiting (he did make one phone call, but I don't know where).

As the EMTs checked him over, the police started their thing directing traffic,etc. All the drama was over, so I went back to work. Then I heard the tow truck, so I peeked back out, and the driver was nowhere to be seen (he had been taken to the hospital).

So I went out to talk to the police. I told them what I saw, and they really wanted to know if I actually saw him in the driver's seat, which I did. I told them about the bottle/bag, and they told me they already knew he was drinking, and I explained in detail what I saw. While I wasn't crazy about it, he took my name, address and birthday down, and said it would be part of the official police report, but my details may or may not come up in court. He thanked me for my information, and I went back inside. I watched as they looked behind the bushes, and found the bag/bottle.

So at this point, I'm glad I reported what I saw, as ALL drunk drivers should be properly punished. This guy is lucky he didn't kill or injure anyone else. But I'm now afraid of personal retaliation if my testimony really nails this guy (who knows if it's his first offense or not). So, I have no doubt I did the right thing, but how afraid should I be of retaliation?

By the way, the police found a container of Four Loko Watermellon in the bag.

True Blood S5E7 "In the Beginning" OAD 7/22/12

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:56
Well, I guess everyone is feeling the same way I feel when there is not post yet about the episode.

This episode was weak. How many professions has Tara had? Bartender, MMA fighter, Server, Bartender (again) and stripper.

I like Sam, but his story arc is not that interesting.

I feel this show is going down the gutter. The acting is getting weak; the story lines are silly. There is not a single strong story line that is keeping my interest.

The sad part is that I still watching. What is this season about? The whole "sangunista" & lilith I find silly.

What you guys think?

Any had trouble transferring TSN's?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:49
My 240 Series 2 power supply is gone again for the second time. Everywhere I've looked so far has them, but for 69.00 bones. The last time (2 years ago) I had to replace it the PS was only 25 bucks. Wow for inflation, huh?

At any rate, I've been looking around and it seems like I can buy an old Series 2 for less than the cost of the PS. I've even seen THDs for less. When I googled the transfer of the TSN I found this.

From everything I've seen it looks like I can do the transfer if it's only for a S1,2,3, or HD. Anyone actually done it?

Old HR20s, R10

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:47
Any suggestions about what to do with a few HR20's that I'll no longer be using, as well as a R10? The former are not Directivos, just Directv DVRs and the latter is an old Directivo without service. I no longer subscribe to Directv.

Aside from yanking the drives, and perhaps the power supplies (probably can be modified to make nice bench AC to DC power supplies for various kinds of gadgets) I can't think of much. But they do have network cards, drive controllers, etc I suppose and I hate to just recycle them for metal if there's something else that could be done.


upgrade TiVo

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:04
I have a 45 hour TiVo Premiere and I wanted to know what the largest amount of gigs I can hook up to it externally is?

Newbee- Not receiving standard digital channels

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:32
New tivo user with Longview Kilgore cable co. Cable tech hooked up tivo but left before download completed. We only receive hd channels no standard. Any suggestions? Cable tech is coming tomorrow and their knowledge of tivo seems limited.

Tivo HD won't kickstart

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:44
We had a couple of power outages the other day, and although I have this particular TiVo HD on a surge suppressor, when the power came back, the machine won't stay up for more than a few minutes before rebooting.

I'm trying to get it to kickstart, but no matter how I time the button presses, it simply won't kickstart. I've also tried removing the DVR Expander with the same result.

Is there any way to get past this issue? I'd at least like to see if I can give the drives a scan before I give up on it.

Newroom S01E05 "Amen" 7/22/2012

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:52
I think this is my favorite episode so far.

The intensity seemed more in place with the reporters at risk than last weeks episode where they seemed to make just a bit too much out of whether or not to jump in with the early unconfirmed report of the Congresswoman's death. (Yes you want to be right, but it'd hardly ruin the news division or Will himself if they'd gotten the call wrong)

Also when Will went to meet the tabloid reporter to pay her off I was wondering if it was going to be a sting. Catch her taking hush money and expose it. Probably wouldn't have worked; trying to expose the people attacking you, but it's what I was thinking.

Episodes - Season 2 thread

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 07:55
I gave up waiting for someone to start a thread and figured I would do it myself!

I love this show. Everyone in it is perfect. It is wickedly funny. Where's the love for it on TCF? am I the only one watching?

screen.itcl on Series 1

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 05:22
Has anyone had any luck running the "screen" module in TW or TWP? Or is it just fubar on series 1s?


Pixelation - bad blocks

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 23:33
On my series 3 with some recordings I get pixelation enough to make it unwatchable. I suspect bad blocks. Should TiVo deal with these automatically? Is there any way to force an fsck?

Pixelation - bad blocks

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 23:32
On my series 3 with some recordings I get pixelation enough to make it unwatchable. I suspect bad blocks. Should TiVo deal with these automatically? Is there any way to force an fsck?


Breaking Bad S05E02 "Madrigal" OAD 7.22.12

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 22:16
Decent episode -- just basic "plot building" which I expected to happen.

Also, the Super-Magnet-Truck wasn't really needed (despite what Walt thought), as Fring's notebook was definitely encrypted.

I liked how the writers created the catch-22 for Mike getting back in.

Can't wait to see where they start cooking again.

Have we seen the end of the German company's involvement?

moving next week

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 22:12
wife and i will be sharing a townhouse with my brother-in-law starting next week and have a question we have 2 tivo one xl and one standard using tivo wireless g adapter currently. would like to know if using a new wireless N router could i go something like the linksys WET610N Dual-Band wireless N One Port Wi-Fi Bridge with out any problems in the place. any help would be greatly appreciated.

PyTivo- Files won't transfer

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 20:04
Tivo will see my files on my PC but nothing will transfer. This is a fresh install. Any idea what I did wrong? I followed the instructions and I think I did everything correctly.

Big Brother - ep05 - 7/22/2012

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 20:04
Wow, I never watched the Survivor with Willie's brother, but I hope woman ever procreates with that family. Apparently they have mental issues. What an ass. Glad to see him go.

Kindle Fire Owners: Receive a free $1 Amazon MP3 credit when downloading Tivo app?

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 18:59
I have no information regarding any offer but when I downloaded the Tivo app to my Kindle Fire I got a $1 Amazon MP3 credit sent to my email. YMMV.