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Are you going to tune in to "Arrow" on the CW?

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:40
Smallville spinoff (or is it a prequel? :p) chronicling the adventures of Oliver Queen.


I'll at least check it out, but I don't think it will be the same without Justin Hartley in the lead role.

First new episodes of DALLAS 6/13/12

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 22:22
Did anyone miss the faces of the actors being flashed on the screen during the themesong and opening credits?

They gave the names, but no faces.

Is this a 21st century thing, or something?

You really like the things glued on the wall, don't you?

The Killing - Should I Watch?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:30
My intention is not to have spoilers in this thread. My set up/question may have a broad, generalized spoiler, however, depending on how you define a spoiler. If you haven't seen the show, proceed with caution. For those who have seen it; please - no spoilers.

I have not watched this show. I thought it looked really interesting and then about the time I was going to start watching it, the first season ended in a way that seemed to leave a lot of viewers unhappy. (I know this simply from reading headlines here and there.) So I never got around to watching. I watch other AMC shows, and it still looks like I might enjoy this show, but don't want to start if it's not worth the trouble (meaning I'll probably get frustrated with it and stop watching). I haven't heard anything, good or bad, about the second season.

I'm just curious as to whether people who have watched it, and are still watching it, would recommend it.

Why are TiVo’s on sale? Woot Elite TiVo

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:04
What going on? Why are the new TiVo’s on sale?


First Tivo reduced the price and now they are being dump by Woot. I think even Amazon reduced the price.

Could this mean:
  1. A new or better TiVo box coming out.
  2. A deal with Comcast and or Cox to use TiVo boxs.

Our Comcast digital basic changed to digital only can Tivo control 2 different boxes?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:20
We have digital basic via Comcast in Nashville area

Current configuration
Main tv
Coaxial connection giving channels 1-20
Digital box Motorola DCH70 on 1 tv that gives channels 1-70ish, no on demand. Tivo series2 controls this digital box via IR blaster and the normal tivo remote.

2 other tvs
Just coaxial connection giving channels 1-20

As of today the coaxial connection no longer gives over the air cables channels.
We got for no additional installation/service charge 2 new "digital transport adapters" (DCI105COM1). This adapter has an "IR In" port.

My question, can the tivo series2 connect/control two different digital boxs or does one of the two inputs have to be a "it just works" input like a smart card, over the air, or cable over coaxial?

Considering selling HD XL w/ lifetime subscription.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:41
I recently bought a Premier and am interested in selling my current Tivo.

I have a Series 3 HD 180-hr TiVo HD DVR (I think this is called HD XL?) with lifetime service. It still works fine I just live in the Boston Area and wanted to get access to On Demand through Comcast.

Is there any kind of authorized Tivo reseller, or do most people just sell on their own through Ebay or Amazon or something? What kind of price would be fair for a 180-hr HD XL with lifetime?

I appreciate any advice!

help need to upgrade 3 of 4 tivos

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:38
Trying to figure out the best way to 'upgrade' our TV viewing and could really use some help. Here's what we currently use:
Series 1 (new harddrive) with Lifetime
Series 2 on $6.95 monthly
Series 2 on $9.95 monthly
TivoHD with Lifetime (our main tv and the only one we currently watch in HD)

The problem is the series 1 & 2 tivos all have composite cables and I want to buy new flat TVs. I tried plugging the composite cables into component inputs on a new tv and I ended up with a black and white picture. So I started thinking I should get new tivos too. ugh.

I called tivo and the customer service rep had all sorts of options including upgrading my series 1 and/or 2 tivos to lifetime if I bought a new tivo. Not really helpful since the problem is they don't plug into anything. Or I can transfer the low monthly rates to a new machine(s). Tempting for sure. But then I stress about my cable company and cable cards and getting them to play nice . . . It's difficult to give up the Sony Series 1 with Lifetime -- but with only composite cables it's worthless, right?

ugh. My husband is no help. He hates tv and just wants to be able to use a tivo to watch baseball in his office and see the whole score on the screen (it gets cut off on the c2001 CRT tv.) This is up to me to figure out. Any thoughts or questions that will lend me some clarity?

Tivo Expander Issues

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:39
My Tivo Expander Issues Are weird sometimes when I am watching a recorded show, and when it is over Tivo starts playing something that the tuner was showing Prior to me playing a recorded show. the show has been over for maybe an hour or so that it starts to play. If I click the live TV button twice gets rid of the playing show.

Slide Remote Key bounce

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 15:53
The left cursor key on my slide remote has started "bouncing". One press frequently results in two key-presses. So far I haven't noticed the problem with any other keys.

Anyone else have this problem?

Minor Software Update Coming?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 15:51
The Tivo Software Priority Request page was changed today, stating there is a minor software update coming and we can submit our TSN's for priority.

A minor software update will be available shortly. Normally, it can take up to 4 weeks for every eligible box to receive the latest software. If you want to receive your upgrade early, enter your TiVo Service Number (TSN) below to skip to the front of the line!

I tried to submit mine, but it said "already submitted". I suppose that is because mine was still on file from the spring update?


Upgrade 2TB hard drive suggestions? Green or Regular? 5900 or 7200RPM ?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 13:23
I'm trying to decide between the two Seagate drives on Amazon



Do I need to do anything special to fix the 'sleeping-wake up' problem associated with the WD Green drives?

new hard drive old tivo

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:58
I have an old HDR112 tivo that the old hard drive died. Can I buy a hard drive from Amazon and drop it in as long as it is IDE? What is the most gb I can install?

Thanks for your help in advance.


Difference between Elite and XL4

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:47
Woot has the Tivo Premiere Elite for $299 while I see the Premiere XL4 for $399 both have the same configuration 4 tuners and 2 Terabyte drives. is there a difference between them that would make the XL4 a better machine?


Use a Tivo slide remote with Windows Media Center

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 07:03
I ran across this article on one of my HTPC forums that I thought might interest some of you. It shows you how to set up a Tivo slide remote for use with Windows Media Center.


This looks like the perfect solution for reducing remote clutter on your coffee table if you're using Windows Media Center. If I wasn't using a Harmony One remote to control my HT setup I'd consider the slide remote. I currently use a Lenovo 5902 keyboard/trackball remote for the occasional typing chore in Windows or when I'm doing a search in Media Center.

PVR and External inputs

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 06:20
Hi all
I'm in need of a box that can take the output of a freesat box and be able to record.
What I want to be able to do is pause live TV

I've seen some old Thompsons TIVO Scenium PVR10 on ebay
Would these be able to provide that functionality.

I dont need it to be able to schedule recording or anything like that - just pause the video from an external input

Is that doable?


Play button should work for MRS

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 03:41
When you're browsing a remote Premiere and find a show you want to watch you can't simply press the play button to start an MRS. This is disconnected from what you expect based on how it works in the local UI.


Programming a stop button

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 01:57
I use a Harmony universal remote with my new Premiere. Although there is no "stop" button on the TiVo remote, I had a functional "stop" on the Harmony remote for my Series 3 HD. While a program was playing, pressing "stop" would stop playing the program and return me to the "Resume playing/Delete/Save Until/etc." menu. A post in another section says to program a left navigation button to the Stop button on the Harmony, but that doesn't work the same way with the Premiere as it did with the Series 3. If I push the left nav button, I go back to the menu, but the program continues to play. The only way to stop it from playing is to hit Pause, but then I'm frozen in that program. This seems like such a simple thing. How do I program a stop button?

TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive - $440 shipped

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 00:49
TiVo HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime & 2TB drive (up to 318 HD hours, 2777 SD hours)

Remote is the newer style from a Premiere. Will also include the original 160GB hard drive.

$400 cash for local pick-up in Los Angeles. $440 shipped to lower 48 states (will refund any difference over $400 after shipping and PayPal fees).