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MRS Issues with new Software

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 21:39
Anyone one having MRS Issues?

Several times while streaming now i have a new error pop up saying there was a problem streaming the program and to Try again. I click try again, it resumes for a good amount of time and the error pops up again...

have never really had MRS issues

anyone else?

Fringe 5/11/12 "Brave New World Part 2"

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 21:01
I wonder if what John Noble meant by filming two endings (which the producers denied) was that they could have just lopped off the last little bit if the show wasn't coming back?

Because without that last little bit, it would have been a very good series finale.

Hell On Wheels Season 2 begins filming - minor spoilers

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 20:38
New location for filming of season two among other tidbits here. Minor spoilers...

New Netflix Won't Load?

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 18:24
Received the new software update today and applied it.

Whenever I try to load Netflix, I get an error that reads:

"An expected error has occurred, either the Netflix service is inaccessible, or there was a network error. Please try accessing Netflix again. If you are still having trouble, go to www.tivo.com/support for help."

I've tried re-accessing it, rebooting the TiVo...same result every time. The error message appears to be rendered in what looks like the OLD Netflix interface, interestingly.

Anybody else having this?

Tivo HD Grandfathered at $6.95 month

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 17:29
I have a TIVO HD that is grandfathered at the $6.95 rate and transferrable to the new owner. I just confirmed with the TIVO rep. Anyway, if anyone wants it, drop me a PM with an offer.

Anybody watching Devi's Ride on Discovery?

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 16:42
I know nothing of motorcycles but this was fascinating!

I can't believe that blonde "old lady" just whacked that photog over the head with a bottle! She's trouble!

Looks like the club is in for some big changes with the new youngbloods.

Spring Update Fixes Real Time and Elapsed Time Display

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 16:29
I just got the software update and found that my suggestion was implemented to fix a pet peeve I had with the Series4: Turning on the real time and elapsed time counters (select - play - select - 9 - select) resulted in a display in tiny print in the very center of the screen. I mentioned this glitch back in March to one of the CS supervisors who happens to sit on the software update committee and he said he would bring it up in their next session. The problem undoubtedly had to do with writing the appropriate code for the HD displays so that the type size and location would display properly in this format.

If my experience is typical, you still have to select the SD display format in order be able to enter the code to turn on the real time and elapsed time displays. But now, once you've turned them on, you can go back and reselect the HD display and VOILA! you've got a usable time display in the top right corner of your screen.

I preferred the old location at the bottom right. But I won't quibble. I'm just happy to have my temporal reminders back! Thank you, TiVo, for listening :)

Happy Endings gets 22 episode renewal

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 14:57

Well the past 24 hours have been very good to comedy fans. This show has quickly moved it's way into top 3 for me.

New Netflix app not streaming consistently

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 14:46
I posted part of this issue in another thread, but I now have an official complaint to lodge against the new Netflix app.

Rather than letting you pick a resolution and get a sufficient buffer before it starts playing, the app appears to jump between resolutions depending on how much buffer it has. As a consequence, when you first start playing a movie, it's in SD (or worse), then it appears to jump to 1080i, then to 1080p/24 depending on the speed of your internet connection and the size of the accumulated buffer.

But here's the problem. I have my TiVo connected to the web via a powerline ethernet adapter that tests at a speed of 20/Mbps. Despite this, watching a movie on Netflix yesterday was unworkable, as the app kept changing resolutions (once every ten minutes or so), resulting in a loss of audio and video during each change and a blackout period of 10 seconds or more. The movie also seemed to skip ahead more than the 10 seconds during each blackout (i.e., it seemed to resume about a minute later).

The video quality was VERY impressive when I was getting 1080P/24. On my 100" rear projection setup, it looked like a Bluray, which is the highest praise I can give. But, despite having what seems to be a pretty good ethernet connection, I couldn't maintain the 1080P/24 stream.

I'm going to experiment with increasing my cable modem service to 50 Mbps, just to see if that solves the problem. But it really is a shame that such a good app seems to have such a significant design flaw. It really should pick a resolution and stick to it (even if it has to pause for buffering), as I think all other implementations of Netflix I own (AppleTV and PS3) do.

Hell's Kitchen - Season 10 (spoilers allowed)

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 14:34
According to Eater Vegas, the winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 10 will be working at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas (which opened in early May).

This isn't the first time an HK winner got a job in Vegas; the second and third season winners got jobs at Red Rock and Green Valley. However, this appears to be the first time the winner got a job at a restaurant on the Vegas strip.

Grey's Anatomy 5/10/2012 Migration

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 13:13
Whew, not the season finale. I was afraid they were going to leave it like that.

I'm not sure why I still enjoy this show, but I do.

I really thought the chief was screwing with Alex. Nice that he wasn't.

I don't care for Owen, but I felt sorry for him when he said he was happy and then Cristina told him she's leaving.

I could care less about Lexie. Was she on the plane?

Lost Girl on SyFy: Is it worth watching?

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 12:54
Yes, another "worth watching" thread!

I never even heard of this show but now I see promos for it. It seems to be in its third year!

What say you?

Awake "Say Hello To My Little Friend" S1E11 OAD 5/10/12

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 12:42
Well now we know why the Captain and the Cigarette Man got so nervous when Britten started asking around about "The Little Guy" back in the episode with that title.

We already knew the car crash was an attempt on his life by someone connected to the police, so him realizing it at the end had no shock value.

Dish DVR Adds Ad-Zapper

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 12:25
Interesting development from Dish for automatic ad-skipping:

Feedback to Netflix on the new app

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 10:11
Margret at TiVo has agreed to provide a list of comments directly to Netflix on things the user community would like changed with the current app. These need to be items that are controllable by Netflix (i.e., integral to their app). Therefore things like adding Netflix to the My Shows queue, etc. might not be applicable.

Please let me know what changes you would like to see to the new Netflix app.

I will start and modify the post as feedback is received in this message thread.


Requested changes to Netflix

1) Start the stream in 1080p24 for those users who have that video resolution selected. This would avoid the TV black-out as the output stream switches from 1080i to 1080p and the HDMI sync is renegotiated.
2) Make "Info" button display information on what a viewer is watching. Be as consistent as possible with the TiVo buttons.
3) Don't use the "Clear" button to exit the application. If possible, let it clear the status bar during playback, but if not, just disable it.
4) Provide a description of the next watchable episode when selecting a series from my queue. Currently it puts a description of the entire series, a random picture from the episode and a unfriendly label like "S3:E12". That isn't very meaningful. It would be beneficial to provide the name and have description of the episode. That would be more useful than a random still image for the episode, if space is a concern.
5) Play button should show progress, and not pause the program.


Fri, 05/11/2012 - 09:53
Anyone think we will see Spotify on Tivo? This is a really great service though there are problems with usage on some devices and their support is non (totally) existent.

The New TiVo Apps - Like Netflix

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 09:33
I thought I would start another thread just to talk about the design aproach being used with apps on the TiVo. Nothing wrong with them, same apps used on every other connected device, but they just seem rather clumsly on the TiVo.

I would rather see applications like Netflix more seemlessly integrated - It seems to be less integrated now.

My perfect Netfix app on TiVo?
  • I would be able to add to my queue directly from TiVo seach
  • My queue would be presented to me as a folder in the NPL, and;
  • when I slect a movie to play it would work using the TiVo inteface, just as you would with an MRS stream...

This isn't what I expected, but definately what I would like!

I suppose this is a branding and "ownership" issue and not really a TiVo design decision - but I hate having to go into a different inteface for different content.

Thoughts? Do you like the Netflix app as it is? Would you rather see it more seemlessly integrated?

Community S3E19 "Curriculum Unavailable" OAD 5/10/12

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 08:33
Wow, I loved this episode. My favorite group of clips was from the mental hospital. "Should I increase their lithium? No, not yet, I want to see what happens when I confiscate one of their pens."

Mtr700 Tunning Adapter Manual

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 08:22
Does anyone have the manual for the Motorola MTR700 sdv tunning adapter? I am in need of the manual.

Thanks in advance for any and all help


The Vampire Diaries - "The Departed" - 5/10/12

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 08:14
So, what did everyone think about that? :eek:

Elena in transition, Klaus in Tyler's body, Alaric dead. Quite a lot happened in this one.

Elena chose Stefan. Good. Now I wish they would cut the triangle crap, but I know they won't. Will Elena blame Stefan for turning? Did Stefan or Elena know about the blood? Whose blood was it?

I know Photoshopgrl was happy to see Elijah. That guy is pretty cool.