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So You Think You Can Dance "Top 10" 8/22/2012 *spoilers*

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 22:48
Haven't watched the show yet -- just wanted to get the thread started.

Top 10 and the All-Stars this week.

Have fun discussing until I get back.

I hate, hate, HATE the updated Netflix app!!!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 21:45
Dear TiVo,

Ever since you gave us the "new and improved" Netflix app, it has been nothing short of aggravating to use.

First, it takes a full 6 seconds for video to pause after I've pressed the pause button. This is consistent over all three TiVo Premieres that I own.

Second, Netflix will now adjust the video quality mid-stream. This means that every time the video quality ramps up, my TV will blink out for a few seconds to correct the resolution resulting in the loss of several seconds of the program I'm watching. If I'm experiencing variable network speeds, the video could blink out continuously.

None of these problems ever happened with the old version.

Now I watch Netflix on my two Apple TVs. But I don't have one in the bedroom which means I'm stuck with the crappy TiVo version.

Please fix the app. Or tell Netflix to fix it. Whoever. Just fix it!

Premiere slow as molasses without an internet connection ...

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 21:28
Due to a recent Comcast outage, both my internet and TV were down for about 24 hours. During this time, all of my Premieres became super unresponsive and kept freezing while navigating the menus. Ultimately, I was able to watch my pre-recorded shows, but it certainly was a chore. For the record, my older TiVos were fine during the outage. What's the deal? Why do the Premieres perform so badly without an internet connection?

Blake's 7 Picked Up by SyFy

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 18:26
Yes, rumors have swirled for a long time. But here's something from Deadline.com:


Quote: The cable network will develop the remake, which will be written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes) and directed by feature helmer Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). The project was taken out to US networks last month by Georgeville, the independent TV studio co-founded earlier this year by Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen. Blake’s 7 has a script-to-series commitment, meaning that if Syfy likes the script, it will greenlight the project as a 13-episode series. Greg

Slight issue with S3 Hard Drive Upgrade using WinMFS

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 17:56
Hi all! I am in the process of upgrading my much loved S3 with a 1.0 TB drive. I have successfully backed up the .tbk image, but I am trying to keep the recordings on the original drive. However, when I click on "MFSCopy..." I get the following message: "Restore Bootpage: You are about to overwrite DOS or Windows Drive. Are you sure?"

Out of fear of destroying my computer, I thought I would check the forum, but I couldn't find any posts with this message. Is this normal and should I proceed?

In case it matters, I am running Win 7 64Bit. The Tivo model is TCD648250B, and I am upgrading to a Seagate Drive.


Tivo networking?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:39
Is there a way to set up multiple Tivos so that someone can watch a show that was recorded on Tivo #1 on a TV hooked up to Tivo #2?

TV Critics Best and Worse New Shows for Fall 2012

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:35
From HuffPo

Worst Shows:

*"How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)" premieres midseason 2013 on ABC.
*"Family Tools" premieres midseason 2013 on ABC.
*"The Neighbors" premieres Wed., Sept. 26, 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
*"Partners" premieres Mon., Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
*"Guys With Kids" premieres Wed., Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
*"Chicago Fire" premieres Wed., Oct. 10, 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
*"Malibu Country" premieres Fri., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
*"Emily Owens, M.D." premieres Tues., Oct. 16, 9 p.m. ET on The CW.
*"Cult" premiere date TBD on The CW.
*"Beauty and the Beast" premieres Thurs., Oct. 11, 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Best New Dramas:

*"Nashville" premieres Wed., Oct. 10, 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
*"Vegas" premieres Tues., Sept. 25, 10 p.m. ET on CBS.
*"Arrow" premieres Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
*"Last Resort" premieres Thurs., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
*"Infamous" premieres midseason 2013 on NBC.
*"The Following" premieres midseason 2013 on Fox.

Best New Comedies

*"The Mindy Project" premieres Tues., Sept. 25, 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
*"Ben and Kate" premieres Tues., Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
*"Go On" premieres (again) Tues., Aug. 21, 10 p.m. ET on NBC, with new episodes starting Tues., Sept. 11, 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
*"Partners" premieres Mon., Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
*"The New Normal" premieres Tues., Sept. 11, 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Dirty Jobs: Down Under - Starts Tonight

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 13:02
Just a heads up. "Dirty Jobs: Down Under" starts tonight on Discovery for any fans of the show. You will need to set up a new Season Pass to catch it as the title has changed. Enjoy! :)

All of Alison Brie's Raps

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:24

What is the best way to test the TV tuner on a series 2 Tivo?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:16
I have a few Series 2 lifetime Tivos. My friend wants to get one of them from me.

At his home, he has Charter cable TV service. He believes that Charter gives him an analog stream from his cable jack. He would like to plug a Tivo directly into the wall with a regular coaxial cable and record shows without any type of a set top box involved.

I would like to test my boxes to see which one has the best quality TV tuner. However, He does not live close to me so there is no way that I do this at his house in person. Also, the cable service at my house is NOT analog. So I cannot test it that way either.

Is there any way to test these boxes at my house before sending them to him?



The Glass House (Finale) - 8/20/2012

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 09:39
What? No thread? Was anyone still watching?

I was kinda pulling for Andrea, but Kevin winning is good too. I just didn't want his stalker to win. :eek:

Losing signal occasionally

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 09:22
My Premioer loses signal occasionally. Seems to happen around 10:00pm when I'm trying to record BREAKING BAD! You can tell that this is a serious matter. :-)

The loss is temporary and I see no further trouble for many days. I keep a Sci. Atlanta connected to backup the TIVO which fails much more than the Sci. Atlanta. It records the show lost to the TIVO, so the problem is surely related to TIVO losing signal.

Doctor Who has a start date?

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 08:28

9/8 in the US for sure; apparently 9/1 in the UK.

Face Off is back - Spoilers OK

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 07:59
Glad to see this show back, not sure what a 4th judge is going to add with all the guest judges lined up. I'm glad that mohawk guy went home last night, he was a tool and in way over his head, he bombed that first challenge and was a pain to work with.

Dirty Jobs

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 06:31
"Dirty Jobs Down Under" premieres tonight (Wed Aug 22) on the Discovery Channel. This is a spin-off series and doesn't show up under a normal Season Pass because of the title change. Same concept, but this time Mike Rowe is in Australia doing Dirty Jobs.

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guide data

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 00:15
I have a new Tivo Premiere with both Verizon FIOS and my off the air antenna configured.

I have guide data, it appears, for all of my FIOS channels. But I have no guide data for my off the air channels -- say "to be announced" for all of my off the air antenna channels.

Any ideas? I've connected to the Tivo service repeatedly and there is no more guide data to download. :(

However, the guide on Tivo.com's website shows my digital stations with guide data.


Question about cable cards & FiOS

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 00:02
I currently have a TiVo + cable card that is paired with FiOS. I have a second unit on the way. To my understanding, pairing is necessary to view channels that are copy-protected, in the case of FiOS - HBO and Cinemax.

What I'd like to do if possible is pair the existing cable card to the new unit so I can get HBO. Can I just go through the whole process again or do I need to pick up a new card? I don't care about HBO on the second unit and when I do need to use this, can I just move the card to this unit without having to pair it?

What is your favorite movie?

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 23:49
What is your favorite movie?
Hard Target is my favorite movie.I love action movies so it is my hard favorite movie.I recommended everyone to watch this movie.

Channel lockouts

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 23:19
I have a simple yet frustrating problem with a new Tivo Premiere.

I use both Verizon FIOS and an off-the-air antenna. My thought was this way, for local channels, my family doesn't have to remember to tune to channel 502 for channel 2, or channel 505 for channel 5 -- they can just use the off the air antenna to go to channel 2.1 or channel 5.1.

So I've edited my channel list to remove the SD channels 2, 4, 5, 7, etc. and also the FIOS HD channels 502, 504, 505, etc. That way I just see 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, etc. in the guide.

Everything is great in the guide. Only the channels I want to appear actually appear.

But then a family member decides to watch channel 7 (ABC) for example. They don't go to the guide. They don't type "7-1". They type "7".

And the TIVO dutifully goes to an SD poor picture quality channel that shouldn't be tuned.

With Dish Network, I was able to "lock out" these standard def versions of the channel. And if someone typed "7", for instance, the Dish DVR would go to channel 7-1 instead of channel 7.

Please, someone, tell me there is a similar option for Tivo so I don't go crazy with my family asking me why the picture is so bad when they tune to channel 7 standard def instead of channel 7-1 high def!