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Bluetooth slider keyboard causing slowness

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 14:10
If I have the BT dongle plugged in, the Tivo interface is low and jerky with frequent lockups with both my normal IR only and BT slider remotes. If I unplug the BT dongle and use my IR only remote, my Premiere is speedy (relatively speaking) and displays none of the same issues.

Any thoughts? I'm not really happy with the BT remote anyway so I may just sell it - the buttons are more sensitive and I've dumped the live buffer more in the past four or so months I've owned the new remote than in the entire 10+ years I have owned Tivos :(

I have also found that the keyboard is essentially useless on my premiere - I get pauses, multiple letters, etc... Could I just have a bad remote? Or - I wonder if I have replaced the batteries lately. I'll have to scrounge up a pair and see....

AMC cancels The Killing

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 13:53
I gave up after the crappy ending to S1


Cheap Tivo here if anyone still looking: £9.99 in London

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 13:03

I'm clearing mine out and this one isn't mine.

3D Olympics Cablevision

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:44
Can somebody confirm that I won't need a tuning adapter to watch 3D Olympics with a Cablevision cablecard? I thought I would have to pick up a tuning adapter for it but I'm noticing today that I have a picture on the 3D channel, which is 1300. It's just an ad but a real picture nevertheless. It would be great if I didn't need the tuning adapter because I disconnected the one I had and returned it a long time ago because it was giving me a lot of problems.

Is Tivo Premiere any good?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:33
I'm a T2 lifetime owner and am contemplating an upgrade.

A couple of questions:

My understanding is that the menu system of the new tivos was nearly unbearably slow at the release. Is that still the case?

I've also heard that the interface is now saturated with ads? Is that right?

I'm also confused on the pricing. When I look at the upgrade offers all I see is the premier at $150 + lifetime at $500. That would mean they are asking $650 for the premiere. Is that the price for a version without ads? That seems ridiculously high.


Found a show I can't stop watching

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:11
Has anyone seen the show "Descontrol" on Telemundo? Yes, it's in spanish and I don't care. I can't stop watching the innocent looking spanish bikini girls dancing around. They play a mix of spanish and american music. It's addicting.

Saturdays at 1PM eastern time on Telemundo. So very nice in HD.

Descontrol site
Youtube clip from the show


I hate the Olympics! What should I watch?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:50
What's on the next few weeks? Any movies premiering?

Burn Notice - "Shock Wave" - OAD 7/26/2012

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:20
This episode really delivered in the last few minutes!

Previews told us one of the team wouldn't make it and watching the episode I think we were intended to think it might be Sam, seeing as how he and Barry were in a pretty dicey situation. Right, like they'd really get rid of Bruce Campbell. ;) However, I think they foreshadowed Nate's demise by how he repeatedly interfered despite Michael's warnings (clearing out the party goers at the hotel, having pizza delivered). When he took down Anson so easily, it seemed obvious things were going to take a turn for the worse.

The scene where Nate and Anson (and the sign) got a hole blown in 'em was well done. I liked how they first showed the blood splatter on Nate's face, then he slowly collapsed, and then they panned back showing Anson's body.

Nice conclusion. Anson is dead. :up: Nate's death will certainly push Michael even farther towards the edge. :up: Fi is out of prison and back with the gang. :up:

Cannot permanently delete shows

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:52
I have two shows in my Recently Deleted folder that will not let me permanently delete. I select each show and tell it that I want the show permanently removed and it acts like it accepted my command but it nevers gets removed.

I tried transferring it to another box, but all that really did was create another copy. It did not remove it.

Any suggestions?

Dallas - No Good Deed - 7/25/2012

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 08:54
Great ep, I thought JR would ride in and whoop some cartel butt. In the back of my mind during the first ep I thought there might be more than "brother and sister." She really dropped the ball by not telling Chris when he asked if there was anything else. Time for a new babe for Chris.

Big Brother 14 - 7/26/2012 episode - Spoilers

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:32
So we knew this was inevitable, the prospect of the 4 coaches coming into the game as players. I am going to vote no when I get a chance. I kind of like the dynamic the way it is. But as Brittany figured out (and heck, if she can figure it out anyone can!) there's just not enough players to sustain a whole season, especially with one getting thrown out of the house ahead of time.

Any bets on the outcome of this vote? I'd be surprised if the vote is no. I fully expect the coaches to be players. And what an advantage they would have. First of all, they had a 2 week head start where they couldn't go home. Second as coaches they had the ability to learn the strengths and weaknesses of their players, without fear of eviction. And of course the obvious advantage of having played before, and in the case of two of them, winning and in the case of 2 of them, 3rd time around (and Boogie falls into both).

As for the episode. Ian outing JoJo's makeout session sealed her fate (or at least that's how they edited this). The old "showmance creates too strong an alliance" play. I'm glad Dan gets to stay another week.

Also loved Dr. Will's comments that if Janelle loses, she's a three time loser. I've always felt her game was always overrated and she's too easily played. Oh and her boobies are how heavy? Did she say 6 1/2 lbs each? Her back's got to be killing her.

So now the dilemma. Two weeks of Olympics so I don't know if I'm going to watch for two weeks. Do I read the threads here or save up the episodes and do a marathon after they are over?

normal for tivo to lock up when internet is lost?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:26
i have severe internet issues which are unresolved. everytime dsl goes down the tivo locks up. is this normal behavior? takes about 2 or 3 minutes for it to unlock then it's fun to watch it 'catch up' with all the button presses:eek:

TiVo Search using SDUI?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:21
Is it possible to use TiVo Search (as on the TiVoHD) using the SDUI instead of Swivel Search?

Tivo petitions FCC for Clarification or Waiver

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:18

I saw the words "Tivo" and "Waiver" and got excited for a split second, as the last time those words were put together, we got the Elite. But this isn't that interesting.

The Reader's Digest Version:

MSO-provided HD cable boxes are mandated to comply with an "industry standard that provides a/v communications including service discovery, video transport, and remote control command pass-through standards for home networking" by December 1st.

Tivo's saying, "IP, WiFi and ethernet are the dominant physical standards, but there are lots of protocols in existence (DLNA,etc). Please clarify what's expected, and give us a year to fall into compliance so that we and our MSO partners aren't boned."

music camps, usa dance camps, sports camps

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 23:48
New York summer camp is going to held in 145-00 Springfield Blvd. Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 organized by Young Leader Institute. Kids summer camp activities include music camps, usa dance camps, sports camps, creative arts camp, summer camp association, summer camp schedule, summer camp programs, and so on. Please contact with us:-- 917.261.3073

$10 Amazon gift card for correct answer

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 23:28
I tried to get help finding a remote code for my DTA converter box before, but got no replies ...

I'm willing to buy a $10 Amazon gift eCard (will send to your email address) for the first person who can provide me with a code that will work consistently enough so my Series 2 TiVo can record correct channels.

Offer good for a few days, but if it takes too long, will post a cancellation in this thread and just buy a different model converter from eBay (any recommendations?).

Here's the deal (from previous post):

Digital TV converter box, model AccessHD DTA1080. Need remote code.


TiVo (Series 2) has a listing for Access, and 3 codes to choose from, but none change the channel correctly. (Will change okay to a 1 digit-something channel like 7-1 but NOT to a double digit like 28-3.)

Have tried troubleshooting with TiVo support and changing options (there is an advanced setting for 1 or 2 digits) but still does the same thing.

NOT a problem with IR cable (tested extensively) or the box or it's native remote (tested extensively and work fine).

Just looks like the ACCESS code is incorrect for this particular model.

I have tried the feature where you cycle through a zillion codes but that didn't work, or I did it wrong, or lacked the patience if I was supposed to try a few thousand more.

Correct answer is NOT to tell me to try searching for a few hours. Just want a code.

Does anyone have it?!


eSATA Addition

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:26
Had an eSATA drive added to an hr20 to add 1 terrabyte - has worked flawlessly for over year. Just moved to THR22-100. Can I use my eSATA drive again on the THR22-100 without formatting it first? When I first added to the hr20 it had nothing on it. But now it has the shows to be recorded plus all the other stuff from the hr20. Can I just connect it like I did before and it will write over everything or do I have to wipe it or reformat it?

Premiere Elite menu scrolling slow and also locks up

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:45
Hello - Just wondering if anyone has some advice for me. I've had my new premiere elite for about 3 months - about 1 month ago it started locking up while scrolling thru menus including my shows list. Also is sluggish/locking up on various menus. I got a new Tivo Wireless N adapter but that hasn't helped. I have a poor signal from the router. I tried to install a new router but that didn't help either...Then I started losing the connection to the router intermittently...

Should I get a router expander? And even if I do - weak internet signal shouldn't effect the menu operations should it?

HD loses program info

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:31
My TiVo HD has started to "forget" downloaded Comcast program info. I have done the guided setup twice and while it downloads information for about 2 weeks into the future, the next morning it is all gone and one-time record requests are erased from the queue.

I don't know what to try next so any suggestions will be appreciated.

Google launches Kansas City fiber net, intros Google Fiber TV

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:55
Anyone from Kansas City signing up?


If someone from Kansas here sign up, please post pic, info, ect.