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Miracle Ball on Velocity, Saturday, 9/29/2012, 8PM (and repeating)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:13
If you are a baseball fan, then the term "Shot heard 'round the world" is probably well known to you. If so, then you might be interested in catching the special "Miracle Ball" that will be airing on the Velocity Channel (former Discovery HD Theater) on Saturday, 9/29/2012.

I had the pleasure of reading a book (and writing a review of same for Amazon) that was the inspiration of this special and found it fascinating.

Most definitely looking forward to seeing the special. :up:

Re-airs a few times that same night, and likely would re-air later in the month (though I have not confirmed that far out on the schedule).


Mon, 09/24/2012 - 20:05

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Odd Behavior!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 19:00
I have 3 Premiere XL's and one of them wouldn't come out of standby on Sunday morning. I tried pushing the "TiVo" and "Now Playing" buttons several times, but nothing!

I thought that it had crashed, but then tried to access its recordings from another XL on my network. It was still listed on the other DVR and when I clicked on the folder, the program list came up. Within 10-15 seconds, the non-responding TiVo sprang to life and behaved normally after that!!

Anyone else ever have a similar experience?

Slingbox user needs feedback, any reason to purchase TiVo Stream?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:42
Hey Guys,

Looking at the new stream features, I'm wondering if it's even necessary for me. First off, my cable provider flags almost everything so from my understanding the transferring of shows to my mobile device will be severely crippled correct? Second, I can access my TiVo through Slingbox for live and pre-recorded show streaming now.

Is there any other benefit I am losing out on without the stream?


Anyone watching 'Boss"?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:38
Wow...this year is pretty intense, already. I'm really liking this show, but wanted to know what others thought and your thoughts on another season?

I know it's early in the season, but there's a lot of material to work with here...

TiVo HD XL - 'roaring' sound and reboots but passed smart hd test?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:12
I'm trying to help my parents out. They have an out of warranty Tivo hd xl that recently has (as best as they can describe it) intermittently either a) rebooted itself b) emits what they call a roaring or loud whirring sound that doesn't stop until you power down for 10 min or so c) a combo of a and b.

I assumed hd and/ or overheating. I had them run a kickststart smart scan which it passed (after 7 hours). This is on a grandfathered additional plan that I'm not sure they'd transfer over to a new premiere and I'm trying to get out cheap if I can. Suggestions?

DWTS: All Star Edition = Broken SP

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 13:21
Apparently adding "All Stars" to the title of Dancing with the Stars broke our season pass. Anyone with an SP should check to ensure that theirs will record.

Texas Car Wars - Anyone Watching?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:54
Is anyone watching this show? It's definitely not the best, but its entertaining. 2 of the shops are actually pretty close to me. Though I am not sure I'd buy a car from any of these people...

Treme S03 E01

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:28
Well here we are in NOLA 25 months after Katrina.
I really love this show and am glad it's back.
The only thing that seems out of place is the chef in NY. I wonder if she ends up back in NOLA before it's all over.

Anyone else watching this or am I alone?

TIVO question about SD to HD

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:18
I wasn't sure which forum to put this one on so I choose this one cause the title sounded the friendliest.:)

I have a TIVO series 2 with Lifetime.

I'm renting a condo in Bonita Springs,FL this winter for 6 wks.

The Condo has a HDTV connected to cable.

I can hook up my TIVO to cable but then the TV would be only in SD.

Any suggestions as to what I could do to get HDTV?


Shark Tank OAD 09/21/2012

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:08
The first guy with that surfboard machine is the perfect example of what I was talking about last week with hating when the Sharks collude.

Having them fight all over each other to get a deal done was very entertaining!

I agree with the Sharks when they were telling that guy with the cheater app that he should market it differently to widen the market (and make it more pallatable).

Tivo loosing its place

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 09:35
I'm a long time Tivo owner, back to '99. On my Premier, when I watch a still recording video like NFL football (as an example) and back out to view another program in now playing, Tivo often does not "remember" the point where I left off. When I back out of the video using the back arrow, I can see the "resume playing" but when I come back later, it's gone and I have to skip through the program to get back to where I left off. I've tried pausing before leaving, using the back arrow and pressing Tivo to get out, the results are the same. This doesn't seem to happen with my TivoHD nor do I recall this problem with my past stand alone's or DTivo. Am I doing something wrong? When watching 2 football games that are still recording, this is really annoying!

TiVo Announces Settlement of Patent Litigation With Verizon

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 07:28

ALVISO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - TiVo Inc. ( NASDAQ : TIVO ) announced today that it has settled its pending patent litigation with Verizon Communications Inc. and that the companies have entered into a mutual patent licensing arrangement. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will provide TiVo total compensation worth at least $250.4 million. The payments from Verizon to TiVo shall be comprised of a $100 million initial cash payment followed by recurring quarterly payments totaling an additional $150.4 million through July 2018. If the companies pursue certain commercial initiatives prior to December 21, 2012, up to $29.4 million of the payments made by Verizon would be subject to a credit of an equal amount. In addition to the guaranteed compensation, Verizon will also pay monthly license fees through July 2018 for each Verizon DVR subscriber in excess of certain pre-determined levels.

In addition to the cash payments described above, Verizon and TiVo are exploring, among other things, future distribution of Internet video services developed through Verizon's joint venture with Redbox by making content distributed via that service part of the diverse selection of linear and broadband-delivered content accessible to users of TiVo's retail DVR products.
As part of the settlement, TiVo and Verizon agreed to dismiss all pending litigation between the companies with prejudice. The parties also entered into a cross license of their respective patent portfolios in the advanced television field.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement with Verizon which underscores the significant value our distribution partners derive from TiVo's technological innovations and our shareholders derive from our investments in protecting TiVo's intellectual property," said Tom Rogers, CEO and President of TiVo. "We also look forward to working together on a variety of future opportunities as we continue to expand the content choices available to TiVo subscribers. As with prior settlements, we also benefit by being able to operate our business under license from Verizon and by avoiding future legal expenses that we would have incurred during and after trial. Furthermore, we believe this settlement positions us well with respect to future enforceability of our patents."

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TiVo HDTV Series 3 has crashed/rebooted several times in one day

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:55
My TiVo model TCD652160 has crashed at least 9 times today. By "crashed" I mean it just reboots it's self. Two shows that recorded consecutively were 3 and 4 pieces each - I noticed this when I got home today after being away for the night. Then it crashed during live TV, then it crashed when I tried to re-record the same two shows concurrently, about 15 minutes into the recording. Now it's trying to still record the same shows after the reboot but I've cancelled this since the recordings are ruined.

I do not have any after market hard drive or drive expansion or anything. It's just the 160 GB drive it came with. I got it from eBay for $50 about 6 months ago when I was forced to upgrade to digital cable by Comcast. It was a refurbished unit I think because it came in a generic looking box but it had manuals still sealed up and the remote was new with new batteries.

It has never done this before. It's been rock solid since I got it. It has one MCard and no tuning adapter and it uses ethernet.

I do have an unused 250 GB SATA drive I can install if the internal drive is going bad. I just never bothered to upgrade it since it's not that much more space.

Last second update: It crashed while typing this post on live TV with no recordings. That makes 10 crashes today. My TiVo is sick :(

Does anyone have any ideas other than trying a new hard drive? I am pretty sure it's out of warranty but I don't know how to check.

Hell on Wheels 9/23/12 "The White Spirit"

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:39
The opening credits are just starting to roll, and already I say "Well. Didn't see THAT coming."

I guess last week, the Swede was up to more than just being a trickster. More Coyote than Loki, perhaps? :D

Audio problem with Premiere and Vizio Sound Bar

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:56
I have a Premiere hooked up to a Vizio Sound Bar via an optical cable. The Sound Bar won't play any live TV or recorded audio but it does play Tivo sound effects and even the Tivo startup video.

Netflix audio also plays through the sound bar.

Live TV and recordings do not.

Any ideas?

64th Prime Time Emmy Awards - LIVE with spoilers

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:50
It's almost time for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards (20012)

This will be a LIVE watching party with SPOILERS. You have been suitably warned.

Freeview boz for tivo

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 11:34
Foolishly I gave away my freeview box that worked with my tivo,

Ive since bought a new one a Goodmans, but no way would the IR blaster work it:-(

Anyone know a currently available freeview box that will definitely be on the tivo working code for IR blaster list?



cable-card pairing on a re-build

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 10:41
using Cox M cable-card in a Tivo HD that I have just put a brand new hard drive in (WD10EURS), with a .tbk image used from this site.
I get a warning page when I try to record anything that says: "Hardware Problem - please restart or rerun guided setup"
I have done that twice (just to prove I am an idiot), with no luck.
Is this warning likely due to the fact that I need the cable company to re-pair the cable-card, or is this a problem with the new hard disc?