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Need help

Sat, 04/28/2012 - 12:35
I have searched old posts and I can't find what I am looking for so please excuse me for going back to the beginning. I am trying to connect to my Tivo HD using Safari on my Mac. I believe that it is possible to do this like it is possible to do this to transfer shows to a Mac. I just can't remember the steps to accomplish this. I would appreciate any help with this.

TIA

Javier

Missing HD Channels (Comcast Cable Card)

Sat, 04/28/2012 - 11:12
So I picked up a couple of comcast cable cards for a Series 3 (M-Cards) from the local office, used the online activation to set them up, and everything went extremely smooth, I was very surprised!

The only problem I seem to have is I'm getting a cable card error on a few HD channels that work fine on the other TiVo's. So I did a online chat and had the rep send an INIT signal but that didn't fix it.

Does anyone know what I should do, or ask comcast to do to get this fixed?

Thanks for any help.

Need advice on network connectivity for premiere upgrade

Sat, 04/28/2012 - 06:17
I am going to my upgrade my Series 3 to a Premiere in our master bedroom.

We don't have network wired to the room so I have been using the old wireless adapter which gets a signal strength of 30 to 45% on average.

To get the best performance, do you think I should purchase Tivo's wireless N adapter?

I guess you can buy these things which plug into outlets for network connectivity?

Or should I go through the trouble of having a professional installer run a physical network line which likely won't be easy?

Please let me know. Thanks.

The most popular DVDS SHOW : Scrubs Seasons 1-9

Sat, 04/28/2012 - 03:39
The most popular DVDS SHOW : Scrubs Seasons 1-9

Summary of Scrubs
The sitcom may be flatlining, but as long as there are fresh and original series like Scrubs, the prognosis isn't entirely negative. Created by Bill Lawrence, Scrubs is an interns'-eye view of hospital life and the torturous, tragic, and triumphant route to becoming a doctor. The eminently likeable Zach Braff heads the cast as "newbie" J.D., whose years of medical school haven't quite prepared him for chaotic Sacred Heart Hospital. Family Guy has nothing on the live-Action Scrubs when it comes to surreal asides and Fantasy sequences (for example, J.D. literally becomes the proverbial deer in the headlights when he cannot answer a medical query), pop culture references, and TV Land casting (John Ritter guest stars as J.D.'s negligent father in "My Old Man," and St. Elsewhere veterans William Daniels, Ed Begley, Jr., Stephen Furst, and Eric Laneuville appear as Legionnaire's-stricken doctors in "My Sacrifical Clam")

Recommend the following price for a comparision:

The price is $99.99 at amazon
The price is $59.99 at hotdvdcollection

Hope this Scrubs Seasons 1-9 can bring you a happy time.

Comcast Cablecard from HD to Premiere?

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 23:24
I'm getting ready to replace a failing TiVo HD with a new Premiere. Can I just swap the Cablecard from the old one to the new one?

Free Tivo Service?

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 21:38
So a really weird thing happened today. Every now and then I log into my Tivo account to check things out and see if all is well, and today I noticed that my Elite, that I had deactivated a few weeks ago, had been put back on my account and beside it said "Free Tivo Service" under the current payment plan. So I called them to see what was going on, and the CSR said she found it strange as well and could I hold on a bit. I said sure, and she put me on hold for about 15 minutes. She came back and said that the corporate office had put it on there and just for me to enjoy it. Well its a bit hard for me to because the Elite wont work on my cable system. I've been having the problems thats been discussed a lot in this thread here:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=481894

Thats the reason I deactivated it to begin with. I've had it boxed up in the closet now for a few weeks, like I explained to her. She asked did I still have the box, and I said yes I do, I paid a lot of money for it I'm not going to just give it away, and maybe when the new software updates come out it might work in 6 months to a year, who knows. She told me to let a family member use it if I want or a friend, but most my family members just use OTA and my sister has Uverse so it wont work for her. Well I got it out of the box and hooked it to the TV in my office and did a connect to the Mothership. It loaded everything and then I checked the system info screen and where it usually says "account in good standing" it now says "free service" in its place. So I guess I'm a bit confused about why they would put service on this box I cant really use and that I had deactivated. Are they trying to get me to use it or something? I dont want to hook it up again and get yet another cable card and tuning adapter just to have the same old mess all over again, so I really dont know what to do about this. Do I need to let it keep connecting all the time to the Mothership so the free service will stay on the box? I was a bit stunned when I had her on the phone that I didnt even ask her, I just said Oh OK thanks have a nice weekend, and she started asking was I excited about the new software update thats about to come out and all that, and I was just sitting like a zombie that Tivo would put free service on a new Elite box. It's new with only about 2 weeks of use on it, this was my 3rd box.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Or ever had the free service on a box? Do I need to keep it hooked up and let it connect everyday?

How can i start a local tv talk show ? ?

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 21:07
how can i start a local tv talk show not nothing big but just discussing life issues ,like parenting,same sex marriages,life in prison ,etc. just life issues people deal with.what steps do i need to take in order to be successful ?

Hawaii 5-0/NCIS LA crossover

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 20:04
Hawaii 5-0 on 4/30 will cross over onto NCIS: LA on 5/01 (and vice versa) - If you only have a season pass for one or the other, you'll want to set up the opposite episode.

Just thought I'd share :)

Question about drive cloning using JMFS Live CD

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 18:58
I have a TiVo HD that I upgraded to a 2TB internal drive last fall using the JMFS tools. I now suspect that my drive might be on it's way out. Is there a way to clone my existing 2tb TiVO drive to a 2nd 2tb drive and keep my cable card pairing, recorded shows, and season pass info. Will the JMFS utility allow me to accomplish this, or is there another utility I could use to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance...

Justin

The Vampire Diaries 4/27/2012 Do Not Go Gentle

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 14:51
Well, I guess I'm happy Ric is still alive. But now he's a uber killing vamp? Ugh. I'm hoping he killed Bonnie, but I'm guessing since he didn't really seem to suck her dry that she'll live.

2012 Broadcast Season Finale Dates (no spoilers)

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 14:00
Tuesday, March 20:
9:00-10:00 PM THE RIVER (ABC)

Wednesday, April 4:
8:00-10:00 PM ONE TREE HILL (series finale with introspective special) (CW)
9:30-10:00 PM HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)

Saturday, April 7:
8:00-10:00 PM Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN (FOX)

Tuesday, April 17:
9:00-10:00 PM RINGER (CW)
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE (FOX)

Sunday, April 29:
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)

Tuesday, May 1:
8:00-8:30 PM LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
8:00-9:00 PM THE BIGGEST LOSER (one-hour live season finale) (NBC)

Sunday, May 6
8:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (CBS)
10:00-11:00 PM GCB (ABC)

Monday, May 7:
8:00-9:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (one-hour season finale) (CBS)
8:00-10:00 PM THE VOICE (final performance episode, live) (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM CASTLE (ABC)

Tuesday, May 8:
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (FOX)
9:00-11:00 PM THE VOICE (two-hour season finale, live) (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE (CBS)

Wednesday, May 9:
8:30-9:030 PM BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)

Thursday, May 10:
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
8:00-9:00 PM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW)
9:00-10:00 PM THE SECRET CIRCLE (CW)
9:00-9:30 PM THE OFFICE (NBC)
9:30-10:00 PM PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC)

Friday, May 11:
8:00-9:00 PM THE FINDER (FOX)
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (CBS)
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE (FOX)
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY (CBS)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (CBS)

Sunday, May 13:
8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD (two-hour Season Finale) (CBS)
8:00-9:00 PM ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
9:00-11:00 PM DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (series finale) (ABC)
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD REUNION SHOW (CBS)

Monday, May 14:
8:00-9:00 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (one-hour season finale) (CBS)
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (FOX)
8:00-9:00 PM GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
9:00-10:00 PM HART OF DIXIE (CW)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
10:00-11:00 PM SMASH (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)

Tuesday, May 15:
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (CBS)
8:00-9:00 PM 90210 (CW)
9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LA (two-hour season finale) (CBS)
10:00-11:00 PM FASHION STAR (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)

Wednesday, May 16:
8:30-9:00 PM SUBURGATORY (ABC)
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (two-hour season finale) (CBS)

Thursday, May 17:
8:00-9:00 PM MISSING (ABC)
8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
8:30-9:00 PM 30 ROCK (NBC)
9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
9:00-10:00 PM GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
9:00-11:00 PM AWAKE (NBC)
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST (CBS)
10:00-11:00 PM SCANDAL (ABC)

Friday, May 18:
8:00-9:00 PM SHARK TANK (ABC)
8:00-9:00 PM NIKITA (CW)
8:00-9:00 PM WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE (NBC)
9:00-10:00 PM GRIMM (NBC)
9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (CW)

Saturday, May 19:
11:30 PM-1:00 AM SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

Sunday, May 20:
7:00-8:00 PM AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW (FOX)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
8:00-9:00 PM HARRY’S LAW (NBC)
9:00-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale) (FOX)
9:00-11:00 PM CELEBRITY APPRENTICE (Two-Hour Season Finale) (live) (NBC)

Monday, May 21:
8:00-9:00 PM DANCING WITH THE STARS (Pt. 1 – Final Performance Round) (ABC)
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (One-Hour Retrospective Special) (FOX)
9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE (Series Finale) (FOX)

Tuesday, May 22:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 1 – Final Performance Round) (FOX)
9:00-11:00 PM DANCING WITH THE STARS (Pt. 2 – Grand Finale) (ABC)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (FOX)

Wednesday, May 23:
8:00-10:07 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 2 – Grand Finale) (FOX)
8:00-8:30 PM THE MIDDLE (ABC)
9:00-9:30 PM MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
9:30-10:00 PM DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
10:00-11:00 PM REVENGE (ABC)
10:00-11:00 PM LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC)

Thursday, May 24:
8:00-9:00 PM COMMUNITY (two back-to-back episodes) (NBC)

Tuesday, May 29:
8:00-9:00 PM COUGAR TOWN (ABC)

Wednesday, May 30:
9:00-10:00 PM AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: BRITISH INVASION (CW)


Interesting that CBS will air its last finale on Thursday, May 17, almost a week before the TV season officially ends. Also interesting is how many shows end "early," leaving one or more weekly timeslots left to be filled by something else.

Let me know if there are any mistakes so I can correct them.

Unexplained Season Pass channel change

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 11:38
Facts: TiVo HD - installed with Comcast service and cablecards since early days of the HD - no troubles like this before.

CBS is channel 5. The HD programming for channel 5 through Comcast is channel 1005 and has been so for about 6 months. The SD channel for channel 5 is 5.

I have 3 season passes on my TiVo for cable channel 1005 for Thursday night. When I got home and checked my Tivo, the shows scheduled to record on channel 1005 were actually changed to 5. The following Thursday's CBS shows were still on 1005 as well as other nights for CBS. The season pass was still on 1005. I have no clue as to why suddenly they were going to be record on 5. I changed them all and it worked. I just don't understand the mystery.

Parks and Recreation "The Debate" S4E20 OAD 4/26/12

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:33
That is a real twitter feed. They set that up months ago and gave it a whole life. It's a good read and has a surprise ending after the debate. https://twitter.com/#!/munchmeat2015

Amy Poehler wrote this episode.

Vudu Disc to Digital

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:15
I had started a thread on whether or not movie collections are a thing of the past. The thread is here:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=485896

So, this morning I am scanning my email and I got a link to the following from Vudu/Wal-Mart:

http://www.vudu.com/disc_to_digital.html

For a cool $2 per disc (Blu Ray and DVD), $5 to upgrade DVD to HD, Wal-Mart will store your discs in the cloud and you can then access them on any Vudu capable device, even your computer. I am sure this was authorized by the studios as it is in conjunction with Ultra Violet, but at first glance this seems to be exactly what I was talking about when I posted in the other thread. Seems the list is extensive, but not all titles are available yet, likely due to some studios not participating so far (EDIT: From their FAQ I see that Disney and Fox haven't signed on yet- expected from both).

I searched the first 25 of the movies I own and 16 of them were available for a 64% rate. Not bad for a start.

Seems like a really cool idea. This is just another reason Tivo needs to add Vudu functionality, which I have been saying for several years now.

Comcast MPEG4 - Anything?

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 09:51
Looks like FIOS is switching over to MPEG4. (http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=486112)

Does anyone know of any future plan for Comcast to switch over to MPEG4?

iTivo Compatibility with Directv THR22

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 09:33
Does anyone know if iTivo will work with the THR22?

Original Series 3 HD died, Replacement Drive?

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 08:58
What current hard drive is a drop in replacement? I read the FAQ and it appeared the listed drives were older; is there a WD drive that I can drop in after putting the new image on it.

Also, can I run instacake on my windows 7 machine if I am careful to not touch my system drive and other drives?

The Big Bang Theory [4/26/12] - "The Stag Convergence"

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 06:34
Who would have thought Howard would ever grow up!
Howard: Tell her I'm really sorry. And if she doesn't want to marry me, I get it. But what I really want her to know is the guy that she is really disgusted by is the guy that I'm disgusted by, too. But, that guy doesn't exist anymore; he's gone. And the reason is because of her. So, if this relationship is over, let her know that she made me a better man, and tell her thank you.

Penny: Oh my god, Howard! That's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. And it came out of you.

Premiere Elite won't update to 20.2.0a / xfinity issues

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 00:33
My relatively new TiVo Premiere Elite won't upgrade to 20.2.0a. My older Premiere XL has been running 20.2.0a for a while now.

I’ve tried connecting to the TiVo service quite a few times as well as rebooting but it has not helped. Is there some other method to force the latest version to be downloaded?

However, xfinity On Demand is available – how odd – but not working.
Is this just me or are other people having the same problem?

my tivo bite the dust?

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 23:40
Had an electrician come by yesteday to do some work... I unplugged both of my tivo's before he started to prevent damage. After he was done and gone, I plugged them both back in. A couple hours later, I went back into the room to watch tv, and turned on my tv to the green screen of death on my Premiere XL. I switched over to the elite and while I was watching shows on it, I noticed the XL reboot. I flipped back over to see what was going on, and it came back up to the green screen again. I left it be and checked on it several hours later to discover it in a reboot loop and no more green screen. It seemed like it would get to the point where the THX video was going to play (bootup was getting past the point of the almost there screen going full widescreen), and then blamo, reboot. I tried kickstarts 51, 52, 54, 56 and 58. 54 passed the first 3 tests after which point i stopped it (i was impatient). 51, 52, and 56 did absolutely nothing. I got the blue light showing the kickstart code being accepted, but it never showed any screens about installing updates or contacting home. Last ditch was 58, it booted and displayed an "installing update" on the blue booting background for a little bit, then rebooted and went back into the reboot loop again... I havent tried 51,52 or 56 since though... Has my tivo bit the dust? any other things I could try before calling tivo... The box will be 2 years old in mid may.

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