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Good Luck Charlie "Special Delivery" - Disney spoiler

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 12:18
My family was excited to watch the hour long Good Luck Charlie episode last night where they finally revealed the baby's gender and name. You'd think this would have come at the end of the show. Nope! The geniuses at Disney had a preview for next week's episode at the first break. The preview showed the baby in give-away gear and the mom said something that also gave it away. How does a huge corporation like Disney make such a stupid mistake by spoiling the episode (and this was an hour long special episode) while we are just starting to watch it? What a bunch of friggin idiots.

Falling Skies S02E03 "Compass" OAD 6/24/2012

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 11:20
For better or for worse, the show definitely has a BSG feel to it now.

Anyone get the feeling Charleston, South Carolina is one of the "reservations" the aliens was trying to recommend to Mason? It would help at least explain away why that chick is able to freely fly around so much without fear of being shot down.

Diamond Divers on SpikeTV

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 09:54
New series on Spike that just started.


I watched the premier and thought it was pretty good. It's on Spike so of course there is some "staging" but they will be on the ocean and you can't fake that.

I'll keep watching, for now.

The Newsroom S01E01

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 08:50
I'll admit it I'm a Sorkin Junkie and I've been looking forward to this show for a long time.
I really loved it. When Daniels started his speech about America I was hooked.
The only thing I wondered was, was Daniels' part meant for Bradley Whitford. I could totally see him in that role.

This show looks like it's setting up to be the West Wing meets Sports Night and I'm all in.

Tivo Premier records on its own

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 07:17
I have my premier set up, and it works great. Got the mac app, the iPhone app, and its all working too. The only problem is that sometimes both record lights come on, and i don't have any shows scheduled to record. I currently have extended digital cable, but haven't received my cable card yet, so i only get up to channel 74. When the recording starts, its on 734 (women's channel). Any clues or suggestions?

Convert Tivo files Mac free?

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 23:57
I have tivo files that I recently transferred across computers, and I can't seem to find a free program that will convert them. I've found plenty that will download from an existing Tivo and convert them, but none that will convert files already in existence on my Mac. Help!

True Blood S5E03 - Whatever I Am, You Made Me *SPOILERS*

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 23:09
Thoroughly enjoyed

- Pam's flashback - never thought about the fate of aging prostitutes.
- Tara in the tanning bed (that was a first) - Pam had better get on her "maker" job
- Jason finally getting a clue - pedophile teacher turned him out?
- Vampire Salome - I didn't learn about that in Sunday School
- Linda Purl added to the cast

Tired of
- Sookie - isn't she supposed to be the main character?
- Sam - he was OK when his brother was alive

Untamed Americas *spoilers*

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 20:54
Anyone else watch these documentaries on National Geographic?

I thought they were very well done. I think I liked Mountains the best. The footage is just terrific, and Josh Brolin does a great job with the narration.

The most upsetting was near the beginning of Coasts when the young male sea lions attacked the baby sea lion. The eay the baby screamed and cried as they tossed it around was awful. I had to fast forward.

Nature is beautiful, but cruel!

What's the best antenna that can be used inside?

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 20:11
My friend's thinking of ditching her cable and buying a Tivo, similar to my setup.

She's going to try an antenna first, see if she can even get enough channels well enough, and I'd like to be able to point her towards the best, or even buy it for her, but I just don't know what the best is.

I have this:

Terk's FDTV1A, which works pretty darned well for me, and is better than my older Terk, but for example, Tivo has some interesting looking antennas, and I figure they might be good if Tivo's selling them, like:


That Clearstream 4, and ClearStream Micron XG, and Clearstream Convertible.

Anyone know what's best?


Or this thing?

Unable to transfer large file to computer

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 19:54
I have a 5 hour HD recording that checks in at about 29 GB. Numerous attempts to transfer to My Snow Leopard Mac have proved unsuccessful with Mac2Tivo. It stops numerous times and the final file only plays part of the recording. Tried iTiVo, which doesnt resume, and it fails part way too.

Any suggestions?

Connecting Dish receiver and two Tivos

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 18:04
I own a Tivo Series 2 and a Tivo HD. I am going to get Dish TV. They offered Dish 322 receiver but I believe I will need two receivers if I want to connect both my Tivos to Dish Network service. Dish offered to get the 625 receiver which can record two channels at the same time. Either way it will cost me an extra $7 a month (either for extra receiver or for the DVR receiver).

Does anyone know about 625 interface v/s. Tivo HD interface and give some input on this.

TivoHD Broke. Tivo wants to charge more.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 15:56

My TivoHD just stopped working. Won't power up. So, I check and see if I can keep my current @12.99 per month subscription fee if I get a replacement Premiere.

No. I can't.


Way to go, chaps. Way. To. Go.

Alphas and Warehouse 13

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 15:43
Alphas (I thought it was canceled) and Warehouse 13 July 23 on Syfy.

Premiere not seen on my series two

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 11:32
I recently bought a TiVo Premiere. I already have 2 TiVo Series 2 DVRs. I have them all connected to my LAN. In the my shows list of my Premiere I can see the two Series 2 DVRs, in the now playing list of my series 2 DVRs I can see the other Series 2 but cannot see the premiere. Additionally the TiVo app on my android smart phone does not see the Premiere. It scans for boxes and picks up the series 2s but not the premiere. Is any one else having this problem? It seems to me to be a software compatibility issue between series 2 and premiere. The premiere is hardwired, one the the series 2s is hardwired and the other one is WiFi.

Listed "To Do" list season pass shows not recording.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 09:15

I have a Tivo Premier HD. I have a few season passes that I set up a while back that continue to record their shows. I have tried to add 2 new season passes for my kids "Phineas & Ferb" and "Jessie" on DisneyHD both locally and through the iphone app. Despite going through this setup without difficulty, the shows are not recording even though they are listed in the "To do" list. There are no listed conflicts they just don't record.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

What is the maximum size hard drive that the XL4 can use?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 22:46
I know that the XL4 comes with a 2 terabyte hard drive standard.

Is it possible to upgrade this to a 3 TB drive?

If so, is it possible to use the app made by comer to do this?



No longer can stream between 2 tivo's

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 22:29
I have a premiere and an elite. Both have wireless n adapters, and I have been able to stream shows between both of them flawlessly for the last 2 months. Because of copywrite protection, I could not TRANSFER anything, other than local programming, but I could always STREAM anything. Now, I cannot stream anything. The only option I am shown, when browsing the other TiVo, is to DELETE. I did instal an Ooma VoIP box to my network, but not sure how that could have affected anything, since I can still browse the other TiVo. Could this recent software update have caused this? I recently bought 2 N adapters, specifically to stream between the 2, and now all the sudden it isn't an option anymore. Has this happened to anyone else?

"New Episode" in guide

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:49
Hi Everyone,

Just activated my new X4 to replace one of my Tivo HDs today and I noticed something strange.
The guide info for almost every show has the little block that says "NEW" even though they are old episodes. Will this clear out eventually? This renders a Season Pass of new episodes worthless.
Thanks for the help and I'm happy to join in this forum.

Tivo Series 3 Power Supply ATX Connector

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:25
I have a 20-pin power connector, but the instructions in another thread say I need 8 black wires. I only have 7 on my 20-pin connector.

Is it ok to split or combine black wires?