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Ad detection VRD or Comskip?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 06:55
Is there really any difference in capability or accuracy between the two?

I currently use VRD to run ad detect and then manually check/fix the edits before saving and recodeing files to mp4.

Would doing the ad detection in kmttg using comskip do significantly better?

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Best Tivo for Analog TV OTA Setup

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 23:57
I'm looking for a Lifetime Tivo unit that is best suited for digital-to-analog conversion of OTA tv signals, which can connect to the internet, provide internet radio station listening, as well as connectivity to YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc and that also has a built-in program guide with search functions.

I have a pretty-much all analog setup with a 15" tv with 480i resolution. The tv has 2-sets of composite (Yellow, Red & White) jacks, One set of componenet (Red, Green, Blue and Red & White audio) jacks and an S-video jack.

The universal dvd player, OPPO BDP-95, is connected to the tv via the componenet jacks.

When I'm watching tv, I'd like to listen through the tv speakers. I'll be connecting the dvd player to the LF and RF 7.1 analog jacks for tv viewing, and another set of RCA's will be connected to the stereo analog jacks for cd, dvd-audio listening through the 1970's stereo receiver for music.

Is there a switch that can be utilized to connect two inputs of componenet video, one for the dvd player and the other for the Tivo, so that I can maintain a high tv and dvd video signal? If not, I'd connect the Tivo with an S-video output (Series 3?) to my tv.

I'm not conversant with the older Tivo models, just suffice to say that the new Premiere does not have S-video and I've read the digital-to-analog tv convertor was better on the previous models. That is why I'm shying away from a new unit.

The tv at 480i resolution through the componenet cables connected to the Oppo BD-P95 produces excellent picture quality. I'm very happy with that. I do notice there is a slight increase in "flicker" on type, such as FBI warning, when connected with composite video. That is greatly minimized through the component setup. I'd like to connect the Tivo through component, if, like I asked, there is a quality switching unit available to toggle between the dvd player and Tivo. If not, Tivo will be connected through S-video.

I'd also like a similar switch, so that I could toggle between playing cd/dvd-audio and internet music through my loudspeakers. Regular tv I only need through my tv speakers. Is one available? The Oppo unit produces great sound quality.

So, it appears as though the Premiere model is not for me. Is the Series 3 the previous model? I know it has an S-video output, which helps in my case. Is the interface good on that unit for the "Tv-Guide" like program menu? Does it feature internet connectivity and, if so, is it user friendly to search Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and internet radio?

Is the Series 3 what I should be looking at? Are there different models and, if so, which do you suggest? Again, I'm looking at probably having to go on eBay and buy a used version with a lifetime subscription. And, I'll always be married to Series 3 technology. Which brings me to the question of can these be repaired aftermarket? If not, can the lifetime subscription be transferred to another Series 3?

Here was the quote about the Premiere's OTA DTA convertor:

"The Tivo Premiere is a very poor OTA tuner. It especially has problems with multipath signals. This is discussed in depth on the Tivo Community forum. I have LOS to the transmitters except for a row of pine trees. I had no problem with the tuner built into my Sony TV or the previous CSEB box. The Premiere was very frustrating, so much so that I located a new but unused Tivo HD (the previous model) to use while fulfilling my commitment to Tivo. The HD model cured all related problems. I understand the previous "Tivo 3" model also handles OTA well. I would hate to see another member be so completely disappointed in the Tivo Premiere's OTA capabilities."

Reading that, I see he mentions a Tivo HD model and also the Series 3? What is the difference? Which would you suggest I purchase for my use--as outlined above?

Thanks for your help!

kmttg qsf & ad

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 23:15
When I try to use qsf & ad in kmttg, kmttg changes the TiVo file to .mpg.When I try to save the file as a .tivo file after fine tuning the ad file, VRDS says: Tivo output is only supported when the source file is also a Tivo file.

How do i get kmttg to stop changing the TiVo file to mpg. If I use VAP to do qsf & ad, it makes it a .tivo file.

Old tivo box

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 22:56
Hi everyone, I just have a question hopefully someone could answer for me. I used to have tivo service years back and found my old tivo box. I was wondering if there is a way to use it a cable box receiver only. I'm not looking to recorder show just to flip thru the channels with it. Want to watch tv in my man cave but don't want to get another box from my cable provider.

Once again I'm not trying steal service I just want it for a cable box receiver. Thanks in advance for any help.

NBC signs Jay for more years of blandness

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 22:35

1991 Johnny to Dave: "How pissed are you?"


Premier XL - No channel reception in the morning

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 20:28
Our new Premier XL has been connected for two days now and I've noticed that it hasn't been able to tune in any OTA stations both mornings that I've turned it on. It picks up OTA stations just as good as any of our tv tuners in the evening after work. We don't see a similar situation on our tv tuners as they pick up OTA as good in the mornings as they do in the evenings. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

TIVO Series 4 20.2.2...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 19:07
Ever since that big upgrade my live TV on TIVO has been acting a different:

1. When I have live TV saved up and the TIVO starts recording a ToDo List show, I loose all the live TV and go directly to the new recording. I used to be able to watch what had been recorded.

2. If I am Fast Forwarding on live TV, press PAUSE when at the end, it continues to play even though the status indicator shows paused. Have to press play and then pause again to be out of the indication.

What should I do?

CCs now work on my Elite

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:20
The latest release of VRDS gets closed captions to transfer back to my Tivo Elite.:up::up:

Best season of "Survivor"? (with an eye toward watching while working out)

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:08
I run a lot, a fair amount outdoors, but when the weather is nasty, I use the treadmill. (I'm a West Coast weather wimp.) Sometimes I read on my Kindle Fire, but lately, I've been re-watching "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains." On a long run day (~10 miles), I can get in two episodes, which is pretty sweet.

Anyway, although I watched this season when it aired, I'm having a blast re-watching it.

Spoiler: Just got through the episode with the double elimination, where Russell gives Parvati the hidden immunity idol, leading to Tyson's departure. AWESOME!

Although I remember who won, and kind of remember the players who made it pretty far, it turns out there's a whole lot I don't remember, like who won which challenges. Moreover, even though I remember the general Heroes and Villains arcs, it's compelling storytelling.

Finally, this season is great for watching while running on the treadmill. It's got great scenery (I mean specifically the landscape, not the players!), dramatic music, and a good deal of action. I've seen most of the seasons of "Survivor," and this remains my all-time favorite.

Which seasons do you guys like? I'm curious what other choices people have, partly to see if I should go download those seasons -- if winter lasts a while longer, I'm going to need more shows to watch!

Prgm transfer problems on S2

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:44
I'm consolidating my recordings and I ran into 2 problems while transferring from one S2 to another S2.

1. The program details or synopsis doesn't get transferred, mainly the prgm # and original first time trans date.

2, Lately can't get the same prgms to bunch together. They are recorded individually.

I hope I expressed myself fairly understandably . The drives i all of them are already replaced, they used to work ok, as far as item 2 is concerned.

Thanks in advance !

Occasionally - Deleting one show, will delete all of them in the folder

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 15:02
Hey All,

I did some searches for this issue and could not find anything remotely similar. I am sure I am not the only one with this issue though.

Occasionally, I will delete a show from my "now playing" list (within a folder of shows for a season pass), and the 1,2 or 3 other shows in that folder will also delete.

Sometimes I can get them back by going into the "recently deleted" folder and restore the program, then all the others will come back. Sometimes, this does not work and I only get back the original program.

This behavior is not terribly common.. maybe happening once a month or so. It is just strange and irritating.

Anyone else experience this problem, and better yet, have or know of a solution? =)

merlin ep question: no spoilers

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:49
futon lists last season as 2 and then starting this year it appears to be season 5?

i thought this was strange so checked out some torrent listings and apparently at least somewhere else S 5 has been shown

so are there any missing seasons between 2 and 5? just wondering why futon would be so far off

shark tank 1/4/13

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 09:50
one million dollars! oh my mister wonderful had a field day there. i was shocked masks are worth that much to someone. must be in the licensing deals. wish the presenter cleaned off his nose, didnt look so good just keeping that bit on him

2 bucks per tent when they cost about 5 or 6 to make seems a bit high to me? could kev really think he would get that? the dura tent name was stupid though and his reasoning for keeping it that name was wrong.

also the name of the kids shampoo should be changed, i understand why the presenter wanted it to be 'higher class' looking but sometimes you need to stay with the fun kids stuff for it to be popular. i do think the labeling had a sort of snob appeal

beer video...buzzzzzzz...wow even i knew that was bad. not worth discussing

i do like the flashbacks and i'm glad the squirrel girls are doing well.

Force refresh from online/web UI

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 06:14
One thing I find quite frustrating is that the actual box and online/web UI do not sync in a timely fashion.

I have recordings made yesterday and STILL do not appear in https://www3.tivo.com/... MY SHOWS

It would be nice if there were a button on the website that could ping the box and force update the lists. Yes, I know one can physically go to the box and do it that way (Settings/Network/Connect) but it should not be so difficult.

Even an option for automatically updating once an hour or something would be better than the (seemingly) once every 24 hours it takes the two to sync.

The Bachelor season 17 - Sean Lowe - OAD 1/7/13

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 04:53
Anyone watch?

That was pretty wild w/the girl showing up in a wedding dress. I was surprised that she wasn't wedding dress designer.

The drunk girl was a hoot.

I was surprised to see Kacie and Paige.

From the roses that were handed out before the ceremony, it seems he prefers brunettes.

I wonder if I can edit the title after people reply to it.

30 second skip stopped working - THR-22

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 00:52
OK, my 30 second skip button on my THR22 unit stopped working yesterday and still won't work. It showed the progress button when I push it, but nothing happens unless I hold it down and force it to go to the end. I can go to the settings (Step 4) and it still shows that it should be enabled. I'm assuming the SPS trick doesn't work on the new HD units. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, is there and easy fix or should I just reset the unit and hope for the best?


going wireless

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 23:33
im looking to hook up my series3 HD wirelessly to my network, ive noticed a few people talking about using aftermarket adapters on the tv, i think the official adapter they sell are WAAY over priced, i tryed search and haven't really found anything, can i pretty much use any one?

TivoHD locking up on HD Channels

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:56
I am in the military overseas trying to help my parents out with their Tivo. I saw a post very similar to the issue they are having but it wasn't answered.

The issues is in the last month, the Tivo seems to lock up and eventually reboot when they view or record HD channels. Non-HD channels have no problems at all. By "lock up" I mean the picture sometimes freezes, the remote becomes non-responsive, and sometimes they just have a black screen. When the remote does respond, sometimes the menus take an extremely long time to populate, or to transition from one to another.

When recording, the Tivo records the HD show in a series of "partials" with significant gaps between them. Sometimes it reboots as they watch - again while either they are watching an HD channel or Tivo is recording one while we watch something else.

The internal hard drive has been upgraded to 1TB but is not making any noises (screeching or popping).

Time Warner Cable was in the house a couple of weeks ago and changed out the CableCard so that isn't the issue.

The problems I can see that it might be are:

Bad hard drive - although it seems strange that SD channels will record and play just fine

Signal Strength - although the TivoHD was working fine for 4 years until recently and all on the same cable feed

Any suggestions would be appreciated.