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Supernatural 10/3 "We need to talk about Kevin"

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 19:12
Starting this thread proactively for photoshopgrl. : D

Xfinity on demand

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 18:12
Four more cities has been added where you can get Xfinity on demand on your Tivo.

Minnesota*
Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Kansas City, MO
Olathe, KS

Here is the tivo link

http://www3.tivo.com/products/source...oducts_comcast

Actual disk size in XL4?

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 15:05
Something weird with the display on the TiVo XL4 that I noticed. The display on "My Shows" says that my disk is 36% full.

However, third party app shows the total space used by all of the programs currently on the TiVo is 1867 GB (~1.8TB). So how can a 2TB drive be 36% full if it already has 1.8 TB of data on it? What is TiVo reporting when they give the percent full?

Just curious. I keep expecting the meter to suddenly climb to 100% with the next program it records, or to give an error saying it has run out of space unexpectedly.

Songbox Solo for Auction

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 14:49
I have a Slingbox Solo being offered for auction on e-bay. This is a great unit to start slinging with. Worked well with my Series 3 TiVo. Here is the link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130777363631...84.m1555.l2649

search not finding programs

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 13:14
Every once in a while, a program that I KNOW exists isn't found in search. For example, I wanted to record the presidential debate, so I searched for it, and "Presidential Debate" came up as a program option. But when I chose it, it said there are no programs available to record. Huh? Obviously there are. I was able to set up a manual recording (called "Presidential Debate" and available on numerous channels). But even then, when I went back to the search results under "Presidential Debate," it said no programs are available to record. (At the same time, it showed a check mark and said my program will record, which makes no sense.)

What is going on? Obviously the program is in my guide data since it came up while browsing time/channel. Why doesn't it come up in search?

This has happened, occiasionally, with other programs. Not just special news events, either -- there was some network show I had to do a manual recording for when it didn't show up in search.

Life After Top Chef

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:55
New show starts tonight at 10 on Bravo. The show follows former Top Chef contestants Fabio Viviani, Spike Mendelson, Richard Blais, and Jen Carroll with a "behind-the-scenes look at former cheftestants as they run or open restaurants, expand their brands and live their lives."



"Go On" not record for anyone else? (10/2)

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:46
Go On did not record for me last night. Didn't realize it until this morning. Anyone else have recording issues?

I have three different TiVos, and all three happen to have Go On set for SP (one on cable, the other two on OTA). None recorded it. The history shows it was not recorded as this episode was already recorded within the 28 day rule. But I believe it was a new episode?

I'm pretty anal about my recordings, and check twice a week (Wed & Sun) to make sure everything I *think* should record is actually set to record. I use a list from FutonCritic to compare to the To-Do List. FC clearly shows it as a new show, and that means on Sunday it was still on the To-Do List. But it dropped it sometime between Sun & Tues night.

Strangely, there are TWO listings in history, one for 8:30 and one for 8:31. Both give the same reason for not recording.

I find it hard to believe others wouldn't have this problem, as our guide data s/b the same. SO... anyone else?

PS: Any place to watch it with captions?

Thanks!

YouTube Sign-In Troubles

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:16
I just created a new Google account to use so I could sign in on my Tivo and the Tivo keeps telling me the account and password don't match. I can log in and out of the account just fine on my computer, but the Tivo HD won't let me in.

Does anyone know what the problem is here? Do I need to give it time to sync this account somehow? Something else?

It is enough of a pain to type things in with the Tivo controller that I don't want to waste time doing that more than I have to do.

So, what's everybody watching tonight?

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:21
I was just checking my upcoming DVR recordings for tonight and noticed nothing listed. Seemed odd, nothing there for a Wednesday.

Then I remembered. If you miss the debate tonight, it won't be for lack of availability. At least 12 broadcast and cable channels on my provider are carrying it.

Who's got the popcorn?

premier working great

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 09:51
usually people/myself come here because of problems, i decided to change things up and report i have no problems with my tivo..worst thing i can remember is a lockup and reboot a few weeks ago. I do recommend rebooting every week just to keep things 'fresh' but i have no scientific basis backing up that it is beneficial..just a feeling. :cool:

carry on

lifetime TiVo Premiere with a Best Buy warranty

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 09:21
I got a dual tuner TiVo Premiere earlier this year from Best Buy. Made it a lifetime unit as well. Also wound up getting the Best Buy extended warranty since it was 4yrs of total protection for about $20. Seemed like a better deal than Tivo's at $40 for 3yrs.

Anyway, as the world of technology constantly changes, I am now looking for a better whole home DVR solution that also involves not having to pay Comcast additional cable card fees. Therefore, the 4-tuner Premieres with one (or numerous) upcoming TiVo "minis" might be a good option (depending on the mini price) since it would take just one M-card.

To offset the price of this possible 4-tuner Premiere setup (w/ minis), I might then sell this lifetime Premiere (with a Best Buy warranty) on ebay. Can BB TiVo warranties be transferred to someone else? Or is strictly based on the buyer?

Undeletable Show

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 08:48
I have a show stuck in the Deleted Items folder on my Premiere Elite. It has not expired from Deleted Items, even though other shows have expired normally. When I select it and choose "permanently delete", Tivo displays a "Please Wait" for a few seconds, and then returns to the list of shows without deleting anything.

I assume this bug was triggered because I tried to delete the show while it was streaming to a second Tivo (a Tivo Premiere). In other words, the program was on the Premiere Elite, and I started viewing it via streaming on the Premiere. While it was playing on the Premiere, I deleted it on the Premiere Elite, and it moved to the Deleted Items folder as I expected. I then tried to "permanently delete" the show on the Premiere Elite, and nothing happened. That seemed reasonable at the time, because the show was still playing on the Premiere. However, after I stopped the show on the Premiere, I still couldn't delete it on the Premiere Elite.

I've tried recovering the show and deleting it again, on both the Premiere Elite and the Premiere. I've tried streaming it to the Premiere again for a few minutes (which worked fine,) and then stopping it and deleting it. I've tried restarting the Premiere. Nothing worked.

The only thing I haven't tried yet is restarting the Premiere Elite, because I'm waiting for a gap in my scheduled recordings. I'm not very optimistic that that will solve the problem, though.

Any other suggestions?

WD20EURS for S3 OLED

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 07:14
Can anybody confirm that a WD20EURS drive will work in a Tivo S3 (OLED) unit? I don't care about getting the entire 2 TB, but if I can at least get 1 TB that works reliably, I'll be happy. I just ordered 2 from Amazon for $100 each.

Sons of Anarchy - "Stolen Huffy" - 10/02/12

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 23:34
:( so sad

Someone else said in last weeks thread, and I think I may also be a bit too vested in this show.

Clay still breathing doesn't help matters either. He needs to die a slow and painful death.

The Tara/Gemma/Wendy crap is really starting to wear on me now too.

Hopefully the Diosa/Cara Cara "merger" turns out to be a sorely needed change for the better.

Problems using the TCF with IE9-32/Win7-64

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:51
In the last few weeks I have been having problems using this form in IE9, (with Win 7-64) the ads say "The webpage cannot be found" or sometimes the ads show, the form only loads part way. No problems using FireFox. Anybody else having problems with this form and IE9 (if anybody is still using IE9).

Homeland - Ugh...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:58
I just started watching this show. So far I really like it. But I wish they would have done the marines a LOT better.

Sgt. Brody wears Dress Alphas a lot. He's got Gunnery Sergeant Insignia and three hash marks, but he's called Sgt, not Gunny or Gunnery Sergeant.

Except in Episode 8. He's wearing his dress blues (finally) but he's wearing Sergeant Insignia, and only 1 hashmark.

And that damn haircut!

I've been able to overlook the haircut, but the uniform mistakes are too much to handle!

Still, I do love this show. Next time, please at least talk to someone with a military background. It'd make the show that much better.

I am so behind on so many shows!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 17:03
I don't know how I did it last season. I'm already behind on so many shows and half the ones I watch haven't started yet. AND Supernatural starts tomorrow. Then I have that convention (shut up) this weekend so I won't be getting any watched then either. I think I need to drop some more. But I don't know what to drop, I really like everything I record! :o

Where do "downloads" GO on the iPad?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:46
I noticed that downloading a TVShow from Stream (as a test) didn't seem to affect the available space on my iPad memory as seen in iTunes (at least immediately). Strange. I was playing with the thought that the TVShow Download might show up in iTunes - but that never happened.

Just wondering where these go then - some proprietary space locked into the App? Probably.

Here's something I found inside the iPad/Tivo App - this hierarchy is inside the Tivo App - the last (highlighted) folder size is ~1070MB in size, and I have only downloaded one item using the Tivo App.

All broken down to run with Quicksilver I guess.

Music Choice, No Longer a Choice

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:38
Not that it is a great loss, as all the videos were SD only, But I see TiVo has removed Music Choice Video downloads as an option.

(Note: if you want 720p and 1080p Music Videos on your TiVo just download them from YouTube and use pyTivo to push or pull them.)

Upgraded my drive, now getting green screen of death

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 15:32
I have 2 tivo HD's. 1 of them developed a hd crash. I have lifetime service on both of them. When I called Tivo, they wanted to charge me to transfer my lifetime service should I decide to purchase another drive through them. I dont agree with that policy. I purchased a Seagate Barracuda ST310005N1A1AS 1tb drive and used MFS Tools to copy the good drive from the other Tivo. It worked fine until maybe 1 week later when I received the first Green Screen telling me there was a problem. It cleared itself up and the tivo continued to work but has come back 4-5 times again since then, each time clearing itself up.

I am looking for help as I hope there is a fix to my problem. Wife gets very pissed when she cannot record and watch her shows.

Thanks.

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