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ANN: "Buddy App" for Windows Phone

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 16:54
Hi all,

Cross-posting from Virgin Media forums. I hope that's OK with you guys.

Just a quick announcement that I (finally) got my Windows Phone app into a reasonable state and published in the Marketplace. You can find it by searching the marketplace for "TiVo" on the marketplace. Mine's the one called "Show List for TiVo". Alternatively you can just follow this link (will work from your PC or phone).

At the moment it will show you the contents of your "My Shows" list, let you see the details of individual shows and then let you play them (on the TiVo, not the phone ;)).

Note that there are different connection error messages depending on which part of connecting to the TiVo fails, so if it doesn't work for you then let me know the gist of the error message and I'll try and help out. I'd be particularly interested to hear if it works with the new 15.3 update; I don't want to do any more work until I see whether the 15.3 update locks me out again!

Let me know what you think. What features would you like next?


P.S. I know the name's a bit generic, but I'm doing my best to follow TiVo, Inc's trademark policy so that I don't suffer a takedown notice like TiVo Commander did.

Tivo Grey Screen of death

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 15:31
I have a Tivo series 3, TCD648250B. I had the original hard drive die a couple of months ago, and replaced it with a new WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB hard drive. The drive worked great for awhile, then the unit died again. I'd unplug it, plug it back in and the welcome powering up screen comes up and then it just goes grey with all 4 lights on the front of the unit still lit. I did some research online and found that most people equate this to a bad power supply. I purchased another power supply off ebay, one that said it was tested working from a reseller with 100% positive feedback. Installed the new PS and same results.

Could it be my motherboard has gone bad? I did test the WD hd on my computer and ran diagnostics. It came up fine.

Thanks for any help!

Dark Shadows TV Series (Spoilers)

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 15:24
Anyone watching the old Dark Shadows TV show? I know Netflix has it and we started watching, but then realized Netflix doesn't start until ep 210. I found 1-209 and we've been watching ever since. Currently we are on ep 104 and they've just wrapped up the first major mystery. Still no sign of Barnabas or his portrait though, they haven't shown that section of wall as of yet, or even mentioned him.

It's funny how many production mistakes are in those first shows. Boom mikes in the shot, people walking around in the background, actors stuttering or addressing people incorrectly, shadows cast onto the set from camera men, knocking on the door that continues well after the actor is seen not knocking on the same door, the list goes on.

Should I Stick with American Horror Story?

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 15:12
Watched the first ep today. It was kind of all over the place. Not sure if I'm going to stick with it. Does this show eventually go somewhere satisfying, somewhere that makes some sense, or is it just a bunch of Lost-like bits and pieces that never actually add up to anything?

MOCA Questions

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 14:43
Thinking about a couple of MOCA adapters for my TiVo's now that I have one on Ethernet next to my router. I do have a couple of questions though.

I have a wireless gaming bridge I'm currently using with the kids Xbox, however it doesn't translate a DHCP IP address to the attached device. The solution with that bridge is a static IP for both the bridge and the Xbox. Question: Does a MOCA adapter allow the attached Ethernet device to use DHCP? Does the MOCA adapter have to get it's own IP address from the DHCP server?

Question: Has anyone used a switch in conjunction with a MOCA adapter? What type of performance do you see in these configurations?

KMTTG Questions

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 14:18
I have just started to use KMTTG and am thirlled with how seamlessly it operates between the TiVO and all functions required to convert to different formats.

I have two questions I am hopint to have some hlep with.

1. Finding the TiVO server

I have the TiVO server in the 192.168.5.X zone and my computer on the 192.168.4.X zone. The zones can see each other.

Is there a way I can have KMTTG see the TiVO server when it is on the second zone?

Currently I had to put my computer on the 192.168.5.X zone to see the TiVO server.

2. Converting to iPad files

I find it is takingt about 55 minutes for a 1 gigabyte Tivo file to be converted to the .mp4 iPad format. The only options selcected are decode and encode wiht the ff ipad4

Is there any way this process can be sped up?

Speaking of speed, how does KMTTG's speed of conversion compare to the TiVO Desktop conversion speed?


Moving with my TiVo to Duvall, WA

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 13:54
I am moving with my TiVo's to Duvall, WA on Seattle's far Eastside. What cable TV providers service this area. All I can find is Broadstripe (Now called WOW in Duvall) and maybe Comcast.

I want to see what their prices and bundles are. So far my internet search isn't turning up much of value.

Major Crimes Season 1

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:48
Not sure I'll be as big of a fan of this show as I have been of The Closer. But I'll give it a chance since most of the characters from The Closer are on the show.

Joe Schmo returns!

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:29
O. M. G.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Quote: Spike TV is reviving its classic faux reality series The Joe Schmo Show, where a group of actors fool a TV wannabe into thinking he’s on the most insane competition series ever. Returning after nine years off the air, Spike will launch a new edition in 2013 titled Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty.

In this version, the contestant believes he is on a new reality show looking for America’s next great bounty hunter. His castmates are collection of reality TV clichés — including Lorenzo Lamas, playing himself. The “Joe” will face bounty hunting-related challenges like learning how to defuse a “bomb” and interrogating a hostile witness, not knowing everybody else on the show is in on the joke.

Ralph Garman (Family Guy) is reprising his role as the show’s host. Apparently it has already been filmed. Premieres first quarter 2013.

Holy cow. This is awesome.

Hotel Hell! Season One Aug 2012

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:17
Anybody watch last night's ep yet? (S01-E01)

Oh man, this should be fun. It's a two-parter with this hot mess hotel that will conclude with tonight's (Tues) ep.

Gordon's really giving the owner guy the smackdown. He's a self-absorbed, arrogant, fool (owner guy). Loving it.

Removing file names from Picasa?

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:38
I have a TiVO Premier and I like to use the Picasa app on my Macbook Pro to upload photos for a TV slideshow.

Unfortunately, I am unable to find a way to have the photos display without the file name at the bottom of each photo.

Has anyone else encountered this and is there a solution?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Charter CableCARD Problems.. Sigh. (TiVo Host ID)

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:32
Hello All,

I called the TiVo sales line last week about the promo going on for Series2 owners to get a Premiere with Lifetime and Wireless Adapter for $399.99 - I did not qualify online when I entered my current S2 TSN (It's a lifetime'd box I have had for years but haven used in over a year) - Needless to say I qualified when I called in and my new Premiere was just delivered so I called Charter right away to get my CableCard... That's where the problems began.. They will not let me pickup or have a card delivered until I give them the TiVo Host ID but from everything that I have read online about getting it I need to have the actual Card inserted into my TiVo in order for me to access that menu setting where it will be displayed and Charter says until they have the ID that they will not give me a CC because they need to have it bonded before I leave their office or they come to my home, I did have a TiVoHD years back but I had to give it up when life stepped in and I just couldn't afford it back then and I had no problems picking up a card then.

Any advice on what I should do or tell them the next time I try? I have called and spoken to 3 different people and even the 800 number and they are telling me the exact same thing. :/

For sale Tivo Wireless G USB adapter

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 10:30

Will send in mail if desired for actual shipping cost + $1 (for envelope/time)

Does recording HD (FIOS) save HD space?

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 08:42
Since FIOS is all digital, I am wondering if recording SD channels save space versus recording HD.

I don't care about HD--either I am not discriminating enough, or the TV is too small.

Just wondering before I take the trouble to uncheck all my HD channels

Got my 15.3 update last night

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:55
Reminders will be useful :up:, but the default for recordings is still one minute before and four minutes after.

You can change the settings, but if you increase the default start by a minute, it deletes a minute from the default end. :down:

Which is worse than useless.

The Closer - "Last Word" OAD 08/13/12 - Series Finale

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:26
This was a great episode
- kindof showed off the best of what The Closer is...

As far as a series finale goes it felt completely open ended - which makes sense given the continuation of Major Crimes.

That Rusty kid needs his own series :)

Season and Episode numbers

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:17
If Comcast can do this in their description field, surely Tivo can as well.

19hr & 24hr recordings to be transferred via Tivo Desktop

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 05:27
I have seven or so 19hr recordings on my Tivo Premeire & a couple 24hr recordings on my Tivo XL HD to be transferred via Tivo Desktop.

Will the transfers go through okay?

Anything you would suggest I should be aware of before starting?

Did NBC broadcast the Olympics in 1080p at all? Why haven't Tivos started to allow 1

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 05:24
Does anybody know if NBC broadcast the Olympics in 1080p at all - either Over The Air or cable?

Why haven't Tivos started to allow 1080p recording? (I know no broadcasters have started sending 1080p channels. But why hasn't Tivo built in this functionality?