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Just got an email from Tivo (email@example.com) that seems legit, but also too good to be true.
" As a former TiVo customer, you're eligible for an exclusive offer:
For just $49 you can sign up for a special One-Time Service Extension plan and never pay another cent for TiVo service. Take advantage of this amazing, limited-time offer today!
The One-Time Service Extension plan only applies to the DVR for which it was purchased. It cannot be transferred to another DVR.
Call 1-877-367-8486 today and mention the One-Time Service Extension offer.
Thank you, and we look forward to you returning to the TiVo family."
Am I reading this right? Lifetime service for only $49? And if it is legit, how exactly does Lifetime work? What happens if the DVR needs to be replaced? What if I upgrade?
Mad Men back in 2-1/2 months.....Season 6 -- YAY
. The end is near....boo...
Great episode, as always, with entertaining writing and dialog. Although it got a little predictable. As soon as the girlfriend revealed the past cons she her husband pulled off, we knew Rayland's money was gonna be gone. Rayland sure makes dumb decisions around women.
And when Boyd's boy got bit so many times, especially on the face, I said "He's dead." When they got back to the bar with him still alive but only "almost dead" I had to amend my opinion to "the snakes have been de-venomed." Didn't take long for (someone, doc, Boyd?) to confirm that in conversation and send Boyd back to church :)
If Duffy has heard about the last time that brother Johnny was trusted to turn on Boyd, he'd just shoot Johnny now. And would anyone really believe that Johnny would blame Boyd for his current health, rather than his papa, who shot him with a shotgun in the gut from 6 inches away? :rolleyes:
Interesting show. Kinda like the Voice but with food!
Not sure what the judges are looking for, but it seemed to me like some talented cooks/chefs are being passed up.
I wonder what the format will be later on?
Loved the fact that Ludo actually offered the one girl a job!
A totally new feature: The ability to have multiple sets of "favorites" I can switch between.
Motivation: During college football season there are games on several channels at once. It would be nice to temporarily restrict the channel set to just those channels so when a commercial comes on one game, I can channel surf to find another game that doesn't currently have a commercial running :-).
Comcast keeps adding random new channels from time to time. Mostly they are not valid for my account, but the TiVo always adds them to the channel list because they are new.
When I channel surf, I hit these new not available channels, and I'd like to remove them from the channel list.
There are a bunch of controls available from the popup menu you get when you hit "Info", but the only control I really want there is the one that says "remove this channel from my list", and that one isn't there :-(.
Instead I have to remember the channel number and go on a quest over the river and through the woods to get to the channel list and goto that channel number (if I can still remember what it was) to remove it from the list.
I can't think of any of the irritating features of the ToiVo UI that irritates me more than this one.
I might be getting a TiVo Series 2 DT from a friend. I had one in the past (but sold it) and it controlled a Comcast DTA box with the connected TiVo IR blaster. All worked good. If I get this Series 2 from the friend, it might not have the IR blaster. If so, I was wondering if I could use the IR blaster that was included with the Comcast DTA box.
It looks similar and has the same 3.5mm jack at the end. The only thing I am thinking about the Comcast DTA blaster is it seems like its an "input" (receiver) device in that it accepts a remote signal to change the channel on the DTA box. This way, you can possibly hide the DTA if needed. The TiVo blaster seems like an "output" (transmitter) only device in that it basically sends a signal to an external box based on what is coming from the TiVo.
Is this about right and the way each work? In which case, will the included Comcast IR device not work with TiVo S2 as its "blaster"?
Though I rarely post, I've been around for several years. Don't let the join date fool you, I had forgotten my user ID and password from way back and the email address that I used has long since been deleted so I had to re-register.
So my TiVo HD's (TCD652160) hard drive failed and I replaced it (perhaps temporarily) with a 250GB one that seems to be working OK. The darndest thing has happened however that occurred on the old drive and I am now seeing on the new drive. As the old one began to fail, I would get stuttering vidoe, pixelated recordings and all the usual symptoms. The other odd issue that I had is that when I went to TiVo Central, I could see (and navigate) the menu, but the background was the current channel broadcast and not the blue (I think) wallpaper.
Having replaced the drive, the pixelation and stuttering are gone but the lack of wallpaper/background persists. The TiVo, in every other way seems to be functioning perfectly normal.
I'd consider this little more than an annoyance, but it's often rather hard to read the menus. Any ideas?
i am newbie please explain about tivo
Movers in delhi
I'm really liking this show. I love the cast!
Little sister is a tech nerd? That could be fun.
I think they are doing a great job recreating the 80's. I've spotted several outfits that I recognize. I really hope big hair doesn't ever come back.
I purchased a TiVo Premier XL4 thinking that the "smart" folks at TiVo would surely have improved on what was for me 10 years of flawless recording bliss.
Boy, I could not have been more wrong!
The "new" user interface is so confusing and annoying, I'm almost ready to throw the unit into the trash just to get some measure of satisfaction.
First of all, this whole "wish list" recording option is totally useless. I'd at least like the option of choosing a "classic" mode that I'm familiar with. Season passes I understand.
Second, the search index seems to be totally flawed. Even on the TiVo website, I can't find even mainstream shows. For example, sign into the TiVo site and enter a simple search for "Castle". Surprise - no results. Do this enough times with enough shows and you completely lose confidence that you will ever find anything.
Finally, the performance of the screens of this "top of the line" premier box is incredibly slow. Just click on "My Shows" and it takes a full 8 seconds to display anything. I assume it's busy fetching a list of available shows and the like. But with so much memory and processing power available, I don't understand why there should be any delay at all.
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Premiere Elite. Latest software. SD Menus.
After the new software release I have twice encountered the following apparent bug. After watching a football game, with loads of fast forwards and 30 second skips (so maybe this is a hidden key combination rather than a bug) I hit the back key to get to the menu for the game to delete it, and the TiVo hangs for a few seconds, then reboots. I now hit the TiVo key and reselect the game to delete it, but I wondered if this was a known issue/bug.
Thanks in advance,
Anyone have this combo and does it work? i have the original ipad (holding out on upgrading till a retina mini) and i cant get it to stream or download to it. it initiates a recording or a transfer but it fails, saying the channel is not available or something went wrong.
i have an iphone 5 and it works fine, but not the ipad. i get the same errors with the 5 in some wifi dead spots that i have (as expected), but the ipad doesnt work at all next to the access point.
i cant find any info to see if the old ipad is not supported. wanted to see if someone got it working before i start troubleshooting/upgrading my wifi.
Just a FYI, last year Best Buy had exclusive and limited GoT Season 1 packaging
(I bought the Stark sigil box.) They're offering it again for Season 2. There are also other exclusive options at other retailers. Think I'll have to get the Lannister House BluRay from Best Buy. I had to look up what HBO Select
was.. Looks like they're giving you options..
Barnes & Noble
Exclusive Stark tote bag (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select or DVD ).
Exclusive Sigil Packaging featuring House Greyjoy and House Lannister (only available on Blu-ray with HBO Select).
A 72 page excerpt companion book from Bryan Cogman’s “Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.” The book features interviews with key actors, house histories, family trees, and introductions from George R.R. Martin and the show’s creators. (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).
Exclusive bonus disc includes “Westeros at War.” A never-before-seen interview with George R.R. Martin providing his insights into the characters and locations featured in the second season of Game of Thrones. Plus four behind-the-scenes featurettes (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).
Exclusive bonus disc includes “Inside the Visual Effects.” 20 minutes of never-before-seen content featuring the Emmy® Award-winning Visual Effects team. (available with the purchase of Blu-ray with HBO Select).
Thanks to everyone who helped me decide on the premiere.....I changed my cable card installation appointment to tomorrow so hopefully I can run through the guided setup tonight.
I cannot wait to get rid of this horrid charter dvr and be backin the land of TiVo!