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Big Brother - ep03 - 7/18/2012

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:39
I think that was Shane's only play. And man, this is the third time we've seen Boogie on the show and I hate him more and more each time. What an ass.

CNBC: Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 02:37

It was pretty good.

Sorry I forgot to post about this when I first saw the commercial for it. It doesn't look like it'll be rerun in the next two weeks. I'd imagine CNBC will eventually rerun it though.

So You Think You Can Dance "Top 20 performance pt 2" 7/18/2012 *spoilers*

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 01:13
Interesting reveal from Nigel tonight: the contestants draw numbers and get to CHOOSE their style from the backstage board -- that may explain why we were seeing numbers tonight by people performing in their own styles.

I wasn't able to keep detailed notes tonight, so I won't post a recap now. In general, I would say that the performances seemed much stronger this week than last. And for me it is always MUCH more fun whenever Adam Shankman is on the judging panel.

It'll be interesting to see what order people go home this season.

More later.

which is your favorite Tv show

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 00:23
Mine favorite Tv shows are The sheild , Lost , 24 , Prison Break ,Their story line is great and full of trill .

6.2a zipper DTivo to 6.4a w/slice - how to save all data?

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 22:29
The problem with remapped local channels finally hit us. I'm trying to find how to use the slicer to upgrade S2 DTivos from 6.2 without losing all the recordings and settings. I suppose the most important settings are the season passes. Our units have TivoWebPlus 2.1 b3 110622 and I've used its backup function for SPs. I've made a paper print of the SPs so they can be reconstructed manually if necessary.

DTV says the receiver needs to be connected to a phone line to get the 6.4a slice. Are there any configuration settings needed on a Zippered 6.2a to allow this?

Are the slicer instructions at http://www.dvrplayground.com/article...Release-Notes/ safe for my intended use or are there any modifications?

The biggest issue is I'm trying to keep the existing recordings.

Any help is appreciated.

occasional CC dropouts on recorded shows

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 21:33
I've been experiencing occasional dropouts of closed captions on recorded shows. The captions will show just fine and then all of a sudden they aren't there anymore. When I press the info button the CC indicator is greyed out.

The only I've been able to get them back is to go back into my shows and start the show over again and just FF to where I left off.

Is anyone else seeing this?

Glass House - 7/16/2012

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:41
I would like to be the meat in a Joy/Erica sandwich.

Comcast Channel 200 Lineup Going Away

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 14:38

I have heard several rumors around that on August 25th Comcast Channels in the 200 Range will be removed. This would complete the Channel 800 Migration.

Please update Season Passes Accordingly.

Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM or SWiM) and RCA DVR40 DirecTiVo

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:42
DirecTV is telling me that my DVR40 DTiVo will "not work at all" if I take their Whole Home DVR system, which includes a switch to the single wire multiswitch.

I'm seeing stuff like this on the internet: http://www.swm8.com/swm-faq.php

which seems to say that the single wire multiswitch (the SWM8) comes with 3 "legacy ports."

Quote: Originally Posted by "SWM8 FAQ" These three ports work like the output from a conventional 3LNB dish and allow you to use receivers that are not listed as SWM-compatible. In other words, if you want to continue using a DIRECTV TiVo or some other older receiver, you can do that. However, to use both tuners on a TiVo, you must have lines run from two of the legacy ports into Sat 1 and Sat 2 of the TiVo. That seems pretty clear, and yet DirecTV is telling me it can't work. I'd like to keep my upgraded DVR40 for its huge SD program capacity.

Were the customer service reps right, or were they underinformed, as I suspect?

Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) or Tuning Adaptor

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:38
I have digital service from Knology in Huntsville, Al. I have a TiVo Premier Box with a CableCARD. I asked two different people at the Huntsville office if they knew anything about this DTA or Tuning Adapter and got nothing but "deer in the headlight" look. Does anyone use these or know anything about using them with Knology digital service?

White Collar S04E02 "Most Wanted" OAD 7/17/2012

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:46
Well, looks like they're trying to get back to 'business as usual' as quickly as possible. I'd like to say I didn't see this general type of resolution coming, but...

The show has done a reasonably good job of threading a season long story into the episodes-- hopefully the last twist is going to turn out to be a part of a greater story. We'll see.

I'm a bit disappointed with the first two episodes. I hope it picks up.

Considering TiVo - Some Questions

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:17
I've been reading about TiVo but I'm not really sure about how it all works... I've read some forum posts which does help some, but though I'd start my own thread.

I've had Dish and DirecTV, currently we have DirecTV and of course with the Viacom thing we're missing out on channels. And our discount period is over and we're paying over $100 a month now and it just seems like a lot. I have my favorite shows, of course, most of them are on TNT, some SyFy, lots on USA, and some on regular tv.

So I'm looking at TiVo and forgive me for being dim but I'm not really sure how it all works.

Can a TiVo work with any cable/satellite company? Does it replace the DVR box that comes with them?

Can you get more than one TiVo box per house... or do you need more than one? My husband and I like different shows. We both have HDTVs we prefer. It's only the 2 TVs in the house.

Can a TiVo work with just OTA channels.. in addition to or instead of cable/satellite?

I'm in Utah so our options are basically Dish, DirecTV, or Comcast... I think. If there's more let me know. :)

We are spoiled with having DVR so I guess I want some type of DVR that works like the satellite DVRs but are more flexible, and don't cost so much.


Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) or Tuning Adapter

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:11
I have digital service from Knology in Huntsville, Al. I have a TiVo Premier Box with a CableCARD. I asked two different people at the Huntsville office if they knew anything about this DTA or Tuning Adapter and got nothing but "deer in the headlight" look. Does anyone use these or know anything about using them with Knology digital service?

Series 2 Won't Get Picture From DTA

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 06:37
After my Premiere was destroyed recently in an apartment fire :( I decided to pull out my lifetime Series 2 and hook it up at my parents house while we are staying there. This Tivo has been hooked up several times with this Suddenlink DTA setup but for some reason I decided to do a clear and delete everything. Now I can't get picture from the DTA to the Tivo. I can pull the coax cable out of the Tivo and get a picture but when I plug back into the Tivo I just get the regular Tivo interface with a back screen. I'm sure I'm missing a setting but I can't figure it out.

Lost Girl

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 01:45
Lost Girl is moving to Fridays starting 7/20.

Enough of the program provider vs. distributor stuff, PLEASE

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 00:47

Please read and consider signing my change.org petition aimed at BOTH content providers and signal distributors. Now that DirecTV and Viacom have polluted forums with banner ads, I posted a change.org petition.

I know full well it's not aimed at anyone by name - but that's the point. I'd like to see the industry in general find a new way to solve its disputes and stop raising prices year after year after year.

30 second skip on 6.4a

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 22:51
Due to the local channels issue I had to load 6.4a onto my two directivos.
So I no longer have MRV which I'm OK with since most of my viewing is on my HR24's.
The directivos are used in our bedrooms. What I do miss is the 30 second skip that had been set to permanent when I was running 6.2a. I've been setting it to 30 second skip using the select, play, select, 3,0 select pattern, but it doesn't stay set to it for very long. I had assumed it would stay set until a reboot. What steps need to be taken to get 30 second skip permanent or at least last until the unit is rebooted?


XL4 - how much is network needed?

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 21:28
I think this is basically a FAQ, but I don't see it covered in the Premiere FAQ.

I currently have my Tivos (currently Tivo HD + S1 with the ethernet adapter card) do their daily calls via WiFi bridge, and in the past have even gotten netflix streamed this way.. But the bridge connection does sometimes go down.

How much does the XL4 really need the network? Is it only in HD menus that it needs it? (i.e. I would use SD menus if that alleviated the problem).

premiere tuner poorer than Tivo HD?

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:48
I just got a Tivo Premiere to replace my aging HD. Aside from Netflix being slower, my main concern is that my signal from my antenna used to be 85-95 on the Tivo HD is now consistently 44-50 with occasional drops to zero. Nothing else has changed.

Any ideas?

Tivo acquires TRA (Tivo Analytics)

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:25
TiVo, Inc. is finalizing its $20 million acquisition of TRA, a media measurement software and analytics company, say Tara Maitra, TiVo's SVP and GM content and media sales and Mark Lieberman, TRA's chairman and CEO.

Read more at the link below.