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Big Bang Theory 1.3.13 The Egg Salad Equivalency

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 06:03
So... what are we going to bicker about this week?
Penny's hair was soft and curly and looked fairly clean, she didn't drink at all, and she was dressed nice- there was not a pair of skanky sweat pants or a bare midriff in sight.

Maybe the glasses will trigger some interesting discussion :cool:

Bitten by the CI Byte

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 21:30
Hi, this is a long shot but I moved to a place that sets the CCI byte to max and therefore I cannot transfer shows to PC except over the air. I just thought of this but don't know if it's kosher:

Are there folks around who do not have these restrictions who record and transfer and then figure out a way to send the file (like a zipped file or something)? I know you can't record something and then sell it, but what about sending it? I am not aware of anything against this but as I said this is something I just thought about.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Streaming Problem

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:56
I have two Tivo Premiers on my home network. Prior to the most recent service update, I was able to stream shows recorded on one on them to the other, in either direction. Now I am only able to stream from my living room to my bedroom, but not the other way.

By going to Settings & Messages, Help, Multiple Tivo Boxes, Streaming Between Tivo Boxes, Multi-room Advanced Help I can see that under "Multi-Room Content" my living room box "Streams: sends and receives", while my bedroom box says "Streams: no".

How can I reset the bedroom box's ability to stream?

Premiere 4 Tuner Switching

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 20:46
Does anyone know if there are discreet remote codes for each tuner with a Premiere 4? It's really annoying having to cycle through all four tuners every time when you are only watching two programs. At the very least is there a way to up and down with the tuners?

Remote codes for Dell XPS One 27

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 19:18
I just bought a Dell XPS One 27", which lists the Dell RC260 remote as an optional accessory. From my understanding, it is an IR remote, which suggests I should be able to at least control volume on the PC with the TiVo remote, if only I know the right code.

For clarification, the PC is a 27" all-in-one with 2560x1440 resolution, and HDMI-in, which allows it to operate as a slave to my TiVo. For now, I can control the volume with my wireless keyboard while watching TV, but it would be much more convenient to use the TiVo remote.

Anyone have experience with this?

ordering premier, how long does it take?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 19:03
I ordered a Premier XL 4 because Best Buy did not have them in stock and was not helpful about telling me when they would be in stock. I ordered it from Tivo. How long does it take. It has not even been shipped yet.

Video Redo

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:36
I have a tivo program recorded in HD that I transferred to my PC. I tried to convert it to sd and then burn to a DVD. It gets thru the recoding but then when it goes to burn it, the program stops and I get a not responding message.

size of transferred recordings?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:49
about how much space does a hd show take up on a ipad?

I record most of my shows in hd. they're mostly an hr long how big will they be once they're transferred to the ipad?

Metagenerator Can't find Netflix Server

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:32
Anyone else using Metagenerator and find that the search fails every time if looking for the Netflix server? It has been this way for at least a few weeks now. It still works serching TheMovieDB but apparently Netflix has moved the server address or something.

Anyone know how to reach the developers about this?

"Reality Show" 2012 (Spoilers)

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:59
Have you seen "Reality Show" on SHOWTIME? It's just eight episodes, and it's like a combination of "The Joe Schmo Show" and "Breaking Bad". Lotsa' nudity and moral/ethical dilemmas.

Anybody wanna' talk about it?

Tivo HD to Tivo Premiere 4

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:26
So far, so good.

Had the Tivo HD for 4.5 years, it served me well. I didn't necessarily see a huge bonus in updating, but I gave it a shot because there seemed to be some benefits.

The HD menus are nice. I don't find the box overly slow to respond or clunky. It could be snappier, sure, but it's perfectly standard as-is.

Nice having four tuners. Very nice.

I miss the old Youtube and Netflix apps. The new ones ARE slow and difficult to navigate. I also would rather the Netflix app buffer for 4-5 seconds instead of starting right away with horrible quality video and then gradually getting better. It's an annoyance.

The free space indicator is nice, but I always used suggestions for that anyway and so it's not necessarily a new thing, just presented better.

Oddly enough, closed captioning seems to work a lot better on the Premiere -- it is synced better and is better formatted. I do use that occasionally, so it's a nice bonus.

I was not able to get the season passes moved over via tivo.com which I thought I should be able to, but perhaps that a Premiere-only feature.

Having to buy a Tivo Stream to wirelessly beam shows to my devices is a non-starter. Why would I pay $150 just for that?

Overall, a nice box. Hopefully the software updates continue to refine the box and improve some of the irks.

Cannot see multi-room content

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:26
My two TiVo Premieres will "see" each other on my wireless network, showing each other's names in their My Shows lists -- BUT, they will not show the content of each other's My Shows lists.

Selecting the "other" TiVo under My Shows, in each case, results in the following message: "The [other] DVR's My Shows could not be displayed because of a network problem. Press LEFT to return to the My Shows list."

My TiVo Desktop will show the content of each, and all other aspects of the network work fine. Successful streams from YouTube indicate Internet connectivity.

No combination of network component re-boots or service reconnects has helped, all performed under the guidance of a support technician, by phone.

Since there was a software upgrade, recently (I cannot remember the exact date), I am beginning to think that there is a problem with the new version.

Anyone else experiencing this sort of issue?

Selling my TiVo.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 09:44
I have an original unmodified working TiVo which has given years of good service, for sale. There are nine currently on eBay so I have no idea of what to price it it. Can anybody on here help me out?



experience setting up my harmony - any suggestions?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:32
Set up my harmony 650 to my Tivo premier for the first time. Went ok. I used My harmony instead of logitech software. Any limitations using this I should know about? It seems my harmony offers less customization's, for instance I seem to have lost ability to turn off back up assistant.
When setting up harmony, I chose premier remote as remote. I was able to teach it missing "list" function because I had an old Directv remote hanging around. From default config: the obvious changes that needed to be made were assigning exit as zoom, and menu as Tivo, to get Remote resembling normal. Next I was able to reclaim the green @ return buttons as they did nothing. I assigned a button as a 7 press 30 skip button as a macro to skip commercials and assigned another macro someone posted "SE-PL_SE-9-SE to display clock.
Any one have any tips for other tweaking/macros? I like the harmony 650, it seems every bit as responsive as my blutooth slide remote. I have two rooms conected to the Tivo. Now I can keep the slide remote in the second far off room and keep the harmony in the TV room with the Tivo.

I don't understand the license key.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:38
I don't understand something. The Tivo site makes reference to being able to burn DVDs of Tivo content and Blu Ray discs (except for certain protected content). Also, there are many sites that talk about converting Tivo shows on your computer (in my case a Mac) into Quicktime or some other format using a software like iTivo.

What is the Tivo Desktop Plus License Key for? The site makes reference to using it on portable devices to watch Tivo content. But if you can burn a DVD or Blu Ray that nukes any encryption so who needs the license key?

Is the purpose of the key to allow you to copy and watch PROTECTED content on your portable device? If so, does this mean you can convert many shows for use on your device if the content is not protected?

Dazed and Confused....My apologies..this should have been posted under Help.

Mobbed (OAD 01/02/13) "Hot For Teacher" (Spoilers)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:05
I happened across this show tonight, and what a train wreck on this particular episode!!

I saw about two or three episodes previously, but was intrigued to see how this would turn out.

Howie and his crew picked a lonely female teacher who had a crush on a fellow male teacher. The entire episode was cringe-inducing and did not culminate in the typical "happy ending".

I felt that there were scenes which were pretty obviously re-shot (ie, "staged") and edited together to keep the story flowing. e.g., the lady would be getting emotional, then a quick commercial break to return to her now with the courage and composure to say something direct.

Anybody else catch this episode and feel the same about the editing?

(p.s. I initially thought the guy would turn out to be gay, but there is no evidence to confirm that suspicion.)

want to use a usb to ethernet for humax series 2

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:28
i have a lifetime series 2 that i need to keep connected for multi service discount. i have a new 'N' router which i want to use wpa security, but the current D Link wireless adapter on the series 2 only works with wep. i do have an ethernet cable in the room with the series 2, so i bought a usb to ethernet adapter, but the network setting says its not supported. is there a way to get this adapter to work, or is there only a few that do? tivo support says usb to ethernet for series 2 tivos is not supported (ironically, tivo sells them). also, the room where the S2 is in is far from the router, and the cable would be a much better network connection if i can get it to work. the box only needs to call in once or twice a month to show its still working.

Series 2 with DirectTV

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:04
I've connected my Tivo Series 2 to DirectvDVR HD box and a new flatscreen tv.
When I viewed my menu of previously recorded Tivo programs they will not play, only a message with two options: 1.) Keep this Program or 2.) Delete.

Any new programs record, but when I go to play, I receive the same options.

I can view the guide, use Tivo2go, and other options, but I cannot get TIVO to play. My tivo remote input button changes settings correctly too.

My hookup is Satellite box to TIVO using RCA cables red/yellow/white connections. COAX from my TIVO to the new flat screen.

I could careless if my DirectTV DVR works, but I depend on my TIVO and tivo2go for teaching. Any helpful suggestions appreciated.

Set up help

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:43
I received a Stream for Christmas, and wanted to use it on my Tivo Premier XL, but since I cannot hard-wire the Premier to my router, bought the ActionTec kit.

Question I have is where does the Stream go when using the Moca connection? It's not very clear on the Moca setup guide at Tivo.com. They advise how to set up the network, but don't show where to put the Stream.

I'm usually pretty good at this, but for some reason am not sure exactly where it (the Stream) needs to go. Tivo should improve their diagram so as to make it more clear for some of us.

Thanks for your help!

Cox in Southeast AZ

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:06
Cox in our area just quit carring CBS! They say they ar being charged to much by the local affiliate?? Crazy Cox Cable co. I guess it's time for satellite for us. And no more TiVo bummer.