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Lost ability to download Tivo content

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 06:22
I haven't seen this metioned anywhere else and I guess this is to serve more as a warning.

The local Comcast recently converted to all digital channels. The fact that I lost the ability to use the 2nd tuner in my Series 2 was bad enough, but when I started to experience errors when changing channels, I figured it was time to get rid of my Motorola DCT2000 box.

I took it back to Comcast and they replaced it with a Pace unit. The unit they gave me was sitting on a shelf without a box. The channels change just fine with the IR drivers, but, since I installed the new cable box, everything recorded on the TIVO shows up as protected. There is nothing in the users guide I found online that talks about this.

My S2ST is connected with the Comcast DCA and does not have this problem. The other forums indicate the S2DT does not support the cable box attached through coax. My attempts to connect with the DCA support this.

Unless anyone has any suggestions, I am stuck.

The Finder - Series Finale - 5/11/12

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 02:00
I know this wasn't the best show, nor did it have a whole lot of people watching it, but I enjoyed it, but I absolutely despised the ending. They obviously didn't know whether or not they were going to be renewed at the time of filming but they didn't have to leave everyone in such a crappy place.
Just not a fan of cliff hanger type of endings for shows that aren't close to getting another season even though they probably would have been able to reset things back to normal in an episode or two.

The Finder, May 11, 2012, episode 13, series finale, spoilers allowed.

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 01:51
Good episode. If I remember the books correctly, Walter Sherman could be a deadly dangerous man. Good to finally see that in the goofball TV Walter.

The Mentalist "Red Rover, Red Rover" 2012-May-10

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 00:58
So, it looks like Jane has finally gone off the rails.

But I don't buy it. I think he is up to something. Somehow he is trying to find or lure Red John. I just don't know how.

I think there still must be someone associated with RJ in the CBI. The assassin/kidnapper from last season went into Bertram's room, but she had rope and O'Laughlin's room was right below (too bad they didn't space the rooms out some more, doh!).

But RJ somehow knew about the meeting at the Mall foodcourt, at least he knew enough to get the imposter to go there and be seen by Jane. I don't think O'Laughlin knew about the Mall meeting. I think the only people who knew about it were Lisbon's team, Jane, and Bertram. Bertram didn't know the location until Jane took him there, but I suppose he could have set things up to have the imposter follow him there.

Anyway, my best guess is that Jane is trying to catch someone in the CBI. Maybe he thinks the new boss is a RJ associate and that is why he provoked him.

Is it possible to "jailbreak" a tivo box?

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 00:12
I have tivo premier with rcn. I also subscribe to netflix and hulu plus on my laptop and want to have the apps on my tivo box as i have seen is available on non rcn tivo prem boxes. is there any software I can download? Its kinda frustrating they limit what you can see on it.

Thanks :-)

TV and Movies NOW - Find streaming TV smovies on Amazon and Netflix

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 23:15
Hey friends,

Wow. Any way to edit the thread title? Hit return too quick.

At any rate, I ran a quick search here and found no information on a website I've started using for finding streaming TV shows and movies on Amazon and Netflix.

There's plenty of search options, including HD and 5.1 content, which falls right in line with our recent TiVo update.

No affiliation, by the way. Just discovered when searching for Netflix 1080p content.

TV and Movies NOW Beta

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: