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Ultimate Spiderman

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:52
I'm an old guy, or at least that is what my nearly 16 YO daughter thinks and I love all things Spiderman. The Spider Friends years IMO are an embarrassment, but I really liked the MTV series and the more serial one that ran for several seasons post 80's with the cool guitar riff at the start.

The Spiderman where he goes to counter earth, it's OK, but I like to see Spidey in his native element, so on to Ultimate Spiderman.

Sure this one is about a Kid, but after watching a few of these on Netflix I'm hooked. Each episode leaves me feeling like I'm going to burst out laughing at any point. It's there built up inside my chest and just looking for a way out. This show is really well done and portrays Spidey as a smart mouth and hilarious kid.

I'm digging it.

Go watch it, it's really good.

3D on TIVO

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:55
In answer to a query of TIVO regarding the implementation of 3D service, I received a rather vague answer. No, TIVO didn't have any 3D content but yes TIVO was 3D ready. What does that mean?

ESPN has a 3D channel and many cable providers have on-demand 3D movies (depending upon your subscription to HBO, Starz, etc.). Understanding that TIVO doesn't usually pass cable on demand programming, it falls to Internet providers such as Netflix, Amazon etc. to obtain content. Of all these none have 3D content except VUDU! VUDU does have 3D movies for rent or purchase.

Does anyone have any scissors to cut through this knot?

VHS to Premiere?

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 09:48
I was wondering if its possible to copy the contents of a vhs tape to tivo and then transfer that recording to my mac?

How painless or not painless of a procedure might this be? The big bonus for me that I could see is archiving many tapes at a time, and then doing just letting it run with the computer so that I don't have to babysit footage, like I was doing when I tried this project a long time ago with my vcr hooked up directly to my computer.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Face Off Season 4 thread *spoilers*

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 08:52
We have a new season and some early front runners- anyone watching?
I love this show and its focus on the competition- no house drama.

American Idol - Season 12

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 08:24
I started to watch tonight. Only got about 45 minutes in, when the snittiness between Mariah and Niki were too much. I stopped it and I'm going to wait to watch until after they go through all the cities and are back in Hollywood. We'll see then. I'll give it one more chance, if it's not any better. I'll probably be ditching the show.

What did you think of the new judges?

Uncutting the cord

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 08:24
Twenty six months ago I was so fed up with the high price of cable that I cut the cord and went with OTA. I saw about $150 drop on my Verizon bill, which also includes Fios phone, Fios Internet, and Verizon wireless. I installed a roof top antenna/amp and a Tivo Premiere. Despite all the bad reports on this forum about Tivo and OTA, I can say Tivo and OTA work very well. We get all the Washington and Baltimore channels here in northern Virginia. I was very content with the free TV service at our house on 5 TVs with 1 Tivo.

I was constantly getting sales calls from Verizon trying to sell me Fios TV, and I often listened for price quotes which were all lower than my previous cost but still in the $100+ range. Last week I got a call and was interested, so I got the pricing for adding Fios to a single TV for $15 more than my current package of internet and phone for a total of $116 for all Fios services. That covers 75mb internet, phone with free long distance, extra line for fax, the Fios Prime HD package, and a cable card, and all taxes and surcharges. Plus I get a $250 prepaid Visa card. So I figured that refusing the offer was just being stubborn, and it really is not worth carrying the cord cutter flag for a measly $15/month. I think that lots of incentives were thrown in because my 2 year fios contract recently expired. I am getting a new line installed so it does not interfere with the OTA signal on the other TVs. I really only want a few channels back, and the $15/month is worth it. I still refuse to take a cable box, so I am glad I have the Tivo to use which will serve cable and OTA channels.

Prior to the Fios install, should I run Guided Setup for Cable/OTA without actually having the cable card? Would that save time when the installer is at the house, or do I need to wait until the cable card is in the box? Any other suggestions?


buying lifetime subscription through Best Buy at 0% financing

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 08:02
I was looking to possibly get a 4 tuner Premiere from my local Best Buy. I got a 2-tuner Premiere from them last year and while I didn't wind up doing this, the Best Buy rep at the time seemed to indicate that they have a Best Buy rep that deals with TiVo and they could handle getting a TiVo lifetime subscription through them.

Therefore, the lifetime subscription could then be charged to my Best Buy account and (along with the TiVO itself) ultimately also qualify under the Best Buy 18-month 0% financing option (& earn Reward Zone points to boot). I was a little leary and didn't follow through on this. Simply got the lifetime subscription on my own, but does this sound doable? Or is it something that was probably told to me by an employee who didn't truly understand it (wouldn't surprise me) and was just trying to sell a TiVo?

vegas 1-15-13

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 07:48
vic is no nucky, nor tony sorprano! letting his wife live is gonna come back to haunt him for sure. the mob daughter using the cop as a way to get back at daddy was just mean of her. she had to know dad's reaction, she's not stupid

also telling dad that the rat is the daughter is one heck of a gamble.

i see doom and death and heads buried in the desert

Supernatural - "Torn and Frayed" - 1/16/13

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 04:00
Thanks for not starting the thread without me! :)

I’ll start with the sad.

I feel bad for Amelia. She was choosing Sam. He was the first thing she thought of and the last thing she thought of at the end of the day. Yes, I did not love that she was basically cheating on Don with Sam but love is complicated. That situation is complicated. As with anything else, there’s no black or white, wrong or right here to me. I was literally talking to the TV during her speech about how they’d know and kept repeating “Amelia honey, he may love you but he will never pick you over Dean. Never. It will never happen.” of that I was certain. Would have been certain even if this had been a series finale. Sam will always choose Dean. Dean will always choose Sam. How many times do we have to learn this lesson before people stop losing faith in these two?

I feel bad for Benny. He’s going to go off the rails. He now has nobody. So you know somewhere down the line, Sam and Dean will have to hunt him down and kill him. And when that time comes Benny will probably thank them for it. And I’ll be very sad for him all over again.

Cas. WTF is going on there. Naomi is mind controlling him. Had him kill Samandriel for what? What was the point? The secret is already out. Samandriel didn’t even know he knew these things so how exactly is he a traitor? Now Cas gets to live with that too. Fantastic. The angels continue to prove that they are as bad as the demons. None of them give a crap about anyone. Ugh.

And since when does the angel blade work on demons? Don't you think that was something the boys needed to know before now!?

Now for the good!

I started the show yelling at Dean for walking out on Sam having said he wasn’t sure if he was done with Benny because HELLO DEAN WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE SAM. There’s no way that was going any other way. Thank God for Cas going to retrieve him for help. I loved them working together at the warehouse. Always having each other’s backs. Working seamlessly together. As usual. As if nothing happened. As if they didn’t spend a year apart. As if they didn’t just have one of the biggest falling outs of their relationship. They cannot help it. They are each other’s soul. Bottom line. To hell with anyone that says differently. They function best as a team. They do it without even thinking, it’s ingrained in who they are. Protect your brother at all costs. That’s all they know. I was literally praying to my TV while Dean was on the phone with Benny “please let Sam overhear, please let Sam overhear”. They didn’t tell us, but I assume he didn’t. And he choose Dean anyhow. Just kill me now. I think I'm codependent on their codependency!

kmttg vs Tivo Desktop and copy protection

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 01:09
I have a new Tivo Premiere.

If I use Tivo Desktop to upload recordings to my PC, I can download them again with no problem.

If I use kmttg to upload recordings, and then try to download them using the pytivo server, I get the message on Premiere that says the show is copy protected and can't be copied. (The fact that I can successfully transfer the show back and forth with Tivo Desktop says that it isn't really copy protected.)

I have tried this multiple times to make sure that it wasn't just one file that got corrupted.

I can go back to just using Tivo Desktop, but I've sure gotten used to how nice kmttg/pytivo is, and I'll miss their functionality.

Anybody have any ideas on this?

Thank you.

Weird Sorting of Now Playing List

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 00:38
On my Tivo HD XL, the Now Playing List is properly sorted by name, except Elementary, which appears at the bottom of the list under Yard Crashers. Why? Shouldn't it be up in the list between D and F?

Private Practice Season 6 (final season)

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 22:39
Just finished watching the next to last episode of season 6 "Full Release". I haven't been following news on the show and was surprised when at the end of the ep the previews for next week mentioned that it will be the series finale. It's been on for 6 years?! Wow, doesn't seem like that long.

I thought it was kind of strange that there have been so many mini-happy endings lately. But that seems like a nice way to end the series.

There is still time for bad things to happen next week, but I really hope Addison and Jake, Cooper and Charlotte, Amelia, Sheldon, Sam, and Violet live happily ever after.

Tivo premiere deleting show unnecessarily all of the sudden

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 22:04
hello we have a tivo premiere in the bedroom with an sd tv we have noticed now shows are being deleted that have been sitting on the tv for ages. before we noticed the change in behavior we could have the tivo as far as 98% full and yet no shows were getting deleted only the ones in the recently deleted folder that we have already watched and manually deleted. now after the change we tried clearing the tivo space to around 70% full with a about 25 sd shows in the recently deleted folder and as I browse through my recorded programs some shows are already being marked for deletion within 24 hours. in another bizarre twist most of the shows on tivo weather 30 minutes or and hour list as less than 1% (2.05gb) I don't know what to make of it but I figure it may have something to do with what is going on. any thoughts on what the problem could be?

new but not new

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 21:19
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Survivor Caramoan Fantasy League (Free)

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 21:18
Per request I setup the league again. Sorry past few seasons I don't think I have done this.

Anyway it is simple. Choose the players you think gets reward, immunity, voted off, is safe (choose wisely as once used you can't use again until a certain date) and mystery question. We also have MVP bonus turned on so you choose your MVP before the second episode and earn bonus points if your MVP is one who gets reward, immunity, voted off or mystery question. Early pick is turned off, but in the past a few players somehow still received the bonus.

Tribe Name: TCF
ID: 12287
Password: tcfrules2013

'Alphas' cancelled by Syfy

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 20:19

Quote: The network has decided to not renew the show, about a group of people with various superhuman abilities, for a third round.

Premiere/Closed Captions/Tivo Desktop

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 19:10
If I use Tivo Desktop to upload a show to my PC, and subsequently download the same show, the closed captions no longer function. I have verified (with a caption extraction program) that the captions are present in the file on the PC.

This is a killer bug for those of us with hearing problems.

Tivo support has been no help at all so far.

Does anyone have more information or a workaround?


Trouble installing Series 2

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 18:13
I have a TCD24004A. Lifetime subscription. Installed, downloaded channels, can see whats playing but, when I try to watch live TV it has not video or audio. I have followed the drawings on TIVO website but, still can get it going.

NOTE: There is not a IR cable that came with it. I see in most diagrams it shows one.

Brought the TV Cable into the RF input on DVR, came off the DVR RCA connections (output) to the input connections on the Cable box and from there to the input on the TV.

I would love to hear I,m wrong and find out what to do to get it going.


Netflix wont play movies any suggestions?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:26
Ok so I purchased my parents a year of Netflix for their TiVo premier box for Christmas. They had it in the past and it worked fine. The problem is they must try 6-7 different titles to get just one to play. The rest goes to loading page and after a couple mins opens a window that says "We are having trouble playing this title right now. Please Try again later or select a different title".......I have ruled out network issues, I can stream movies on computer + wifi to iphone and ipad ....I have rebooted everything several times... cable modem, router, TiVo

I have tried removing Netflix under My Video Providers and connecting to TiVo service,reboot then adding Netflix back, connect to Tivo service -reboot but no luck :confused: took forever and I had to work in am so I gave up and went home...:(

Any suggestions or anyone else have this issue?


What's a 2 Tuner Premiere with a 2TB Drive Worth?

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 16:21
I'm thinking about upgrading to a 4 tuner Tivo and selling one of my 2 tuner Premieres with lifetime. The Premiere has been upgraded to a 2 TB hard drive. What should I expect to get out of it on ebay?