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Is there a simple way to organize personal videos?

Sat, 02/02/2013 - 08:28
I have approximately 20 of my family videos converted to .tivo format. That said, is there a simple way to get all of these videos onto my TiVo Premiere into a common folder, i.e. "Videos", without having to run command line programs and messing with meta data? I tried to do this by creating a wishlist - using a common name prefix in the title of the videos but was unsuccessful. I don't like them cluttering up "My Shows".

Thanks so much,
Windows Media Center convert...

Do No Harm "Pilot" 01/31/13

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 15:56
I didn't expect to like this, but I found it entertaining. There were a couple of moments that reminded me of Memento, like when he changed into his alter-ego while in the middle of a fist fight.

I'm not sure how long it will keep my interest though. Week after week of this could get old fast if the show becomes formulaic. This is the kind of show that I would prefer as a single season, so that they could write an interesting story arc that would be resolved. I really have no interest in watching this guy Jekyll and Hyde through multiple seasons, but as a single season I think it could work. Of course, it will most likely be canceled, in which case I'll get my wish of the single season but probably not the full resolution of the story.

What does one do with old TiVo series 1 boxes?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 15:40
Can anyone use them or do they just get dumped with the other obsolete electronics?

I have 2 upgraded TiVo series 1 with all the manuals, boxes, remotes and not a mark on them. Never even used the remotes.

How many cable cards do I need for TiVo Premiere?

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 15:26
I'm getting ready to purchase a new 2-tuner TiVo Premiere, but I'm slightly worried about the cost of the CableCards. I know Comcast provides the first one free, but charges an additional fee for the second one.

Does the TiVo Premiere need two CableCards in order to utilize both of its tuners, or can it do so with only one? I also heard something about multi-stream CableCards...


House of Cards S01E01 "Chapter One" (Netflix)

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:12
House of Cards is available today for streaming on Netflix. All 13 episodes of Season 1 are available to watch now for members.

I thought I'd start a thread just for the first episode, because that is available to stream for free to non-members, so everyone can watch it:


The reviews have been largely positive, with a few exceptions, so far. I haven't seen any of it yet, but I'll be watching at least this episode tonight! I love Kevin Spacey and David Fincher directed the first two episodes and I have a lot of respect for him.

Best Buy Premiere $34.99

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:07
Best Buy has the TiVo Premiere 2 Tuner on sale for $34.99. Thinking of picking one up as a spare for parts alone at this price. Must be getting ready for a refresh to Series 5 or the new TiVo mini.


DVDs - Cont. from Amazon HH thread

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:39
Didn't want to spam up the Amazon Addiction thread.

Some of these I've double dipped and bought on Blu, some I just am getting rid of.
  • Peter Pan Platinum Edition
  • Lion King 2-disc Special Edition
  • High School Musical 1, 2 and 3 (guess how old my daughter is ;))
  • Top Gun
  • Sound of Music Five Star Collection
  • The Godfather Trilogy + Bonus materials
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Widescreen version (not extended cuts)
  • One Hour Photo
  • The Departed
  • Goodfellas
  • Aliens
  • Christmas Vacation (not widescreen)
  • Sata Clas is Comin' To Town/Little Drummer boy
  • Mighty Aprhodite
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Man on the Moon
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2
  • Dr Dolittle 2
  • The Cell
  • Anger Management
  • Borat
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The Wubbulous WOrlld of Dr Seuss
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Nim's Island

Also have the Dark Knight on Blu Ray (bought the trilogy afterward).

And Dragon's Lair 20th Anniversary set for DVD video, PS2 & Xbox (has Dragon's Lair 1 & 2 plus Space Ace).

Whatever you think is fair plus cost of however you want shipped. PayPal would work. Feel free to PM.

Tivo Premiere Q/4 and Tivo Preview

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 09:29
My local cable company is Grande Communications and to my surprise, their cable box DVR is a 4 tuner Tivo called the Tivo Premiere Q/4 - it's a four tuner Tivo. Bundled with this DVR is a "Tivo Preview" which is a hardback book sized Tivo interface/cable box thing. I've just seen brief mention of these on the forum, so thought I'd share my experience.

I started out with my own Tivo Elite. The best cable package here included the Q/4 and Preview. I have to say that it's the best Tivo experience to date and I've had Tivo since the beginning in 1999.

What's shocking is how well the little Tivo Preview thing does. It's a small box with one tuner and a cablecard so you can watch live TV on it - no 30 minute buffer, just live. But from the My Shows you can pick any other DVR on the network and play any of the shows on it using the Preview. It just works.

The cable modem is a Cisco that has a router and MoCA built in and all three boxes are on the MoCA network - the key to making this work so well.

You can still transfer recordings between the machines, but the streaming makes that unnecessary because you can't tell the difference. When Tivo works well like this, it's really great.

So I can watch anything on any of the DVRs from any of the other DVRs and any DVR from the Tivo Preview. They really have this down and working the way Tivo should be. Just awesome.

I'm not certain if the Tivo Preview steals a tuner from the Q/4 or has it's own. There is no setting on the Q/4 like there is on the Elite to explicitly share a tuner. The Q/4 odd quirk has to do with Channel selection. You can tick and untick channels you receive in the menus, but it has no effect in using it. All the channels are virtually selected anyway when you channel up/down or use the guide. The Tivo Preview does not have this problem, the guide and channel button skips over channels not in your list of channels you receive. There is a custom remote control for the Q/4 and Preview that is the peanut style with a few extra buttons for On-Demand programming. The On-demand features however have not been implemented. You do have Amazon, but not Netflix yet. The System Information screen has a Netflix ID thing, but there is no Netflix app on the Q/4 itself.

So it's still being developed and does not have all the Tivo features. But the multi-room viewing thing is pretty good. I've just never had this before and it may be old news for others who have had this working for a while.

Fix you TiVo Slide Remote

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 08:35
Thought people might be interested in this video.

My older son threw the remote at my younger son in a fit of rage. So, I am going to try some surgery tonight and see if I can fix it.

The Office eps (1-31-2013) Spoilers

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:50
Well the seeds are planted for an affair with the now former sound guy on the crew.

Dwight's storyline was strange because it's rare to see him not be in control so to speak and to watch him crumble under all the interview failures seemed odd.

Overall fairly enjoyable set of episodes.

Rules of Engagement comes back

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:17
The show that refuses to die returns to CBS on Monday, Feb. 4. Just a heads up in case you cancelled the season pass.

30 Rock Series Finale - OAD 1/31/13 *Spoilers*

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 07:15
my recording cut off early, so i might have missed the very end. did they tommy westphall the show, or was kenneth supposed to be ageless and was taking a meeting with liz lemon's grand-daughter?

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The Big Bang Theory [01/31/2013] - "The Cooper/Kripke Inversion"

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:27
Wow. So many good quotes I don't know which to chose.
Sheldon: I read his research and ... it's leaps and bounds ahead of mine. Which means the mommy of the smartest physicist at the university is not my mommy as I thought. It's his mommy.
Amy: Sheldon, I wish there was something I could do to make you feel better. May I offer you a consoling hug?
Sheldon: What do we have to lose?
Amy: How's that?
Sheldon: I feel like I'm being strangled by a boa constrictor. Why did you stop?And we can't overlook this one!
Penny: Okay. Hang on. Are you saying some day that you and Amy might actually get physical?
Sheldon: It's a possibility.

power surge

Fri, 02/01/2013 - 05:50
can you get a power surge through a tivo box.recently the cable in our area was down.when this happened my television jammed there was a flashing screen with starting up on it even when the box was disconnected.my tv wont switch channels.the only thing you can do is power it on and off.could the virgin media crashing in my area have something to with this

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Letterman - Chris Christie 02-04-13

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 22:22
Heads up to Letterman fans, Governor Chris Christie will be a guest this coming Monday (02-04). For those who don't watch Letterman, Christie has been the butt of Letterman's jokes over Christie and his ample girth.

TiVo Desktop: how to view from another computer?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:47
TiVo Desktop works just fine, displays on my Premiere and is available on my own desktop. I would like to view a saved program with a colleague from the colleague's desktop (a political hearing) with several others - I'm not sure how to make that happen.

Allow remote access to my PC and leave it on?

Set up TiVo desktop on another person's PC?

Is there a way to do this?