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New NBC Shows - Real or Fake?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:28
Here are some mock-ups for promos of new NBC shows.
Can you figure out which is real and which is fake?
Click here for the answers.

1. Go On: Real or Fake?

2. Animal Practice: Real or Fake?

3. The New Normal: Real or Fake?

4. Guys With Kids: Real or Fake?

5. Save Me: Real or Fake?

6. 1600 Penn: Real or Fake?

7. Next Caller: Real or Fake?

Dancing with the Stars: You pick the All-Stars

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:04
At the end of the current season of Dancing with the Stars, they announced an All-Star season, where viewers could vote for their favorites to come back.

To me, no matter what the judges' score is, the mark of a good performance is one that makes me say "I want to see that again!" and use my TiVo to get an instant replay.
And the fun of voting is to send the message that you want to see that couple again.

So I thought it would be fun to have an all-seasons thread to post about our favorite performances of all time.

One moment that I remember vividly is watching Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya's Argentine tango. It was during one of the spectacular lifts that I had the WHOA moment: Evan is a singles skater. He didn't know bupkis about partnering before he came on this show. And here is he is doing those lifts as if he were an ice dancer and it was no big deal.

I wanted him to have more of those breakout moments, but it never happened. So yeah, I'm curious -- I'd like him to come back, and see if more intense competition would get him to bust out again.

Who do you want to see again?

SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime Tuner

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:54
Is the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime Tuner a serious threat to Tivo?

TiVo and SMART TV's ... play friendly?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:51
Ok, so I'm going to be upgrading my TV from the old caveman set to a new SMART TV. I was wondering if there are any issues using TiVo on SMART TV's? This might be hard to answer since it may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but if anybody has any ideas I'd much appreciate it. Do you know if you lose the functionality of smart tv's if you use the TiVo?

Thanks for your help!

TiVo S3 HD (TCD652160) with Lifetime plus Wireless G Adapter $350 shipped

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:35
I have recently purchased a Premiere and Premiere Elite and am looking to sell my immaculate S3 HD (TCD652160) for $350 shipped. (I had previously listed two units, but one has already sold.)

I have a posting on CraigsList and prefer to sell locally (Atlanta, GA), but I am willing to ship if necessary.

The unit is in perfect condition, has TiVo Product Lifetime Service (PLS), and comes with the original remote control, power cord, connection cables, documentation, and shipping carton. I will also include a wireless G adapter (model no. AG0100) and a 6-foot HDMI cable, if desired. I will double-box and ship via UPS anywhere in the continental U.S. at my cost (approx. $20 to $30). I will also absorb the PayPal fee (approx. $10) and will arrange for the PLS transfer to the buyer's TiVo account.

Feel free to respond with any questions or comments or PM me if interested in purchasing.

Amazon Streaming Coming to TiVo?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:14
Is Amazon streaming headed to TiVo? I was just reading this article on Gizmodo and if you look at the graphic it shows TiVo as one of the devices with Amazon prime streaming... until you read the small print.

*Prime instant videos are not currently available on TiVo devices.


Yet even the small print leads me to believe it may be in the works... fingers crossed!

Tivo Developers Wanted

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 09:45
I represent an MSO and we're interested in developing Tivo applications on the new Air framework. If you're a developer who's been doing this in your spare time and would consider some additional work, please PM me your resume and some samples of past accomplishments. Thanks!

Waiting For Facebook to Open User Data For A Long Time?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 09:11
Google chief executive Larry Page has revealed that the search giant is still waiting for Facebook to get in touch to allow users to share data between the two companies’ services.

Google and Facebook have long had a frosty relationship, which was particularly spiked when an adjustment of Google’s terms of service preventing Facebook users importing data from the search giant.

Speaking to US talk show host Charlie Rose, as VentureBeat reports, Page explained that Facebook needs to open its data in order to allow users to share information — such as contacts — between the two services, which, he says, would provide significant benefits.

“I think it’s been unfortunate that Facebook has been pretty closed with their data,” Page said.

The Google API requires services to reciprocate the data share and, since Facebook does not, a disconnect between two of the world’s most influential sites — which know more about Web users than almost any others — developed.

Page further added:

From a user’s perspective, you say… I’m joining Facebook. I want my contacts. In Google, we said, fine. You can get them from Google. And the issue we had is that then Facebook said, no, Google, you can’t do the reverse. And so we just said, well, users don’t understand what they’re doing. They’re putting data in, and they don’t understand they can’t take it out. So we said, well, we’ll only participate with people who have reciprocity. And we’re still waiting.
Google enjoys reciprocation with other services, which Page says is important because “you don’t want to be holding your users hostage.”

The launch of Google+ last year may have clouded the issue somewhat, give the potential threat that the service has to Facebook.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no doubt of his thoughts on the new Google site when last November, he said that the company was “building its own little Facebook”. Google+ chief Bradley Horowitz fired back, saying the company has “happy to be underestimated” by its rival, but, in truth, there remains a significant gulf between the two.

Zuckerberg’s creation now has more than 900 million users, putting it well ahead of the 170 million Google+ users claimed by Google when the service underwent its first major redesign in April.

Facebook is one of the Web’s most influential sites yet, in contrast, Google+ has struggled to gain serious traction, with comScore reporting that users averaged just 3.3 minutes on it during January 2012.

Secret Circle - worth finishing no spoilers

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 07:49
I have four episodes of Secret Circle left. I will probably watch them but I want to know if this show comes to a conclusion or not since it has been canceled.

Modern Family "Baby On Board" 5/23/12 spoilers

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 06:50
I had a suspicion that eventually Gloria would be pregnant, but I was still surprised when it happened.

Luke is quickly becoming one of the funniest parts of this show.

XL4 won't output audio to digital audio optical

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 06:24
Just got an XL4, and replaced a Premiere XL which I'll move to another room. Using all the same connections that worked well with my XL. Everything works, except I get no digital audio output from the optical output (and did previously from the XL). I do get audio output from the composite jacks, which feed my zone 2 speakers.

All audio and video (component) go to my Pioneer Elite A/V receiver, then to the TV. FiOS cablecard switched no problem.

Any thoughts on what is causing the hitch?

Another TiVo compattable freeview box available

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:50
Hi, i've a Sony VTX-D800 freeview digital box which has been in the loft (in its box) for the last 18 months or so since switching to BT Vision.

Now it is loft clear out time and before I advertise this on my local freecycle I thought I'd offer it here.

All you'll need to do is cover the cost of postage (royal mail parcels).

Ps I know it is TiVo compatible but don't know if it works with the updated freeview.

FS: Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD-R/DVD-RW

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:18
Old series 2 Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD-R/DVD-RW w/Tivo basic service w/HD broken. Prefer to sell it locally. Seattle area. $25 OBO (taking a guess at the price.) Thanks!

American Idol 2012 Finale

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:26
OMG. I had to start this thread if only to say... If your pants have already split at the seams, you probably shouldn't be wearing them on national television.

Fantassia was wearing the most hideous outfit I've seen in quite some time. She and Joshua simply destroyed a song by one of my favorite performers of all time.

That was ridiculously bad, but I now know why they compare him to her at times.

WD 1tb Expander for Tivo-Buy.com sku 216018477 $120.99 free shipping

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:14
As of today 5-23-12 this is the lowest price from anywhere that actually has them in stock and ready to ship. I just bought two, one for each of my Tivos.

Buy.com sku 216018477 $120.99 free shipping

"Explore This Show" leads to reboot?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:56
When I try use the "Explore this Show" feature for shows that are in my Now Playing list, but no longer on TV, my TiVo reboots.

Tried it last night with "Men of a Certain Age." During a move last year, I only managed to record 3 of the last 6 shows. The moment I try to access the "Explore this Show" feature, the screen goes blank. I then hit the TiVo button and I got the TiVo reboot video.

This also happened for some old NASCAR shows on Speed.

Any ideas...other than not to do that again!

Idol Finals 5/23/12

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:04
The fix is in for Philip. The producers of the show gave him an original song to be used on his first album if he is the winner that was perfect for his voice and singing style. As for Jessica, as Randy said the song they gave her was not her style and it didnt sound that great. How can they say that this is a fair competition. As every one has been saying Idol winners for the past few years have all been white, guitar playing males. Now we know why. The producers rig the show in their favour when it gets down to the finials.

Noisy fan on HD XL

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:49
I have had my HD XL for 2.5 years. Now, all of a sudden the fan is noisy sometimes when it runs. Does anyone have any suggestions on a replacement fan and how difficult is it to install. Thanks in advance!

Moving movies from a dvr to a hard drive. Please help

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:10
How do you move the files from the dvr to an external hard drive, Direct TV??
Please help

dvr movies to an external hard drive

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:05
How do you move the files off a dvr, direct tv, to an external hard drive???