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Another TiVo compattable freeview box available

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 05:50
Hi, i've a Sony VTX-D800 freeview digital box which has been in the loft (in its box) for the last 18 months or so since switching to BT Vision.

Now it is loft clear out time and before I advertise this on my local freecycle I thought I'd offer it here.

All you'll need to do is cover the cost of postage (royal mail parcels).

Ps I know it is TiVo compatible but don't know if it works with the updated freeview.

FS: Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD-R/DVD-RW

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:18
Old series 2 Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD-R/DVD-RW w/Tivo basic service w/HD broken. Prefer to sell it locally. Seattle area. $25 OBO (taking a guess at the price.) Thanks!

American Idol 2012 Finale

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:26
OMG. I had to start this thread if only to say... If your pants have already split at the seams, you probably shouldn't be wearing them on national television.

Fantassia was wearing the most hideous outfit I've seen in quite some time. She and Joshua simply destroyed a song by one of my favorite performers of all time.

That was ridiculously bad, but I now know why they compare him to her at times.

WD 1tb Expander for Tivo-Buy.com sku 216018477 $120.99 free shipping

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:14
As of today 5-23-12 this is the lowest price from anywhere that actually has them in stock and ready to ship. I just bought two, one for each of my Tivos.

Buy.com sku 216018477 $120.99 free shipping

"Explore This Show" leads to reboot?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:56
When I try use the "Explore this Show" feature for shows that are in my Now Playing list, but no longer on TV, my TiVo reboots.

Tried it last night with "Men of a Certain Age." During a move last year, I only managed to record 3 of the last 6 shows. The moment I try to access the "Explore this Show" feature, the screen goes blank. I then hit the TiVo button and I got the TiVo reboot video.

This also happened for some old NASCAR shows on Speed.

Any ideas...other than not to do that again!

Idol Finals 5/23/12

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 18:04
The fix is in for Philip. The producers of the show gave him an original song to be used on his first album if he is the winner that was perfect for his voice and singing style. As for Jessica, as Randy said the song they gave her was not her style and it didnt sound that great. How can they say that this is a fair competition. As every one has been saying Idol winners for the past few years have all been white, guitar playing males. Now we know why. The producers rig the show in their favour when it gets down to the finials.

Noisy fan on HD XL

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:49
I have had my HD XL for 2.5 years. Now, all of a sudden the fan is noisy sometimes when it runs. Does anyone have any suggestions on a replacement fan and how difficult is it to install. Thanks in advance!

Moving movies from a dvr to a hard drive. Please help

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:10
How do you move the files from the dvr to an external hard drive, Direct TV??
Please help

dvr movies to an external hard drive

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:05
How do you move the files off a dvr, direct tv, to an external hard drive???

New Tivo Platform SDK is coming

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:41
It looks like Tivo may get back into the game of supporting 3rd party application developers. This is good news, and it's about time. I never understood why they stopped supporting the HME SDK.

More info here.

IR sensor on tivo is having issues!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 15:17
I have a Series 2 dual tuner i click the remote once and it thinks i clicked 3 or more times.
For example I click down in the menu it will go to the bottom and make a noise until i click up then it does the same except to the top.
I tried two remotes (The tivo remote and a comcast remote.)

Barter Kings

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:31
Well, they've already got Storage Wars... Then Shipping Wars... Now Barter Kings from A&E. I will definitely check this show out.

Old school Tivo Series 1

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:25
I have an old school Tivo Series 1 with lifetime with a cache card and have enjoyed the hobby for years. Time to pass the torch for those who enjoy just messing around with these wonderful machines. I got my first one in 1999!! Back when upgrading to a HUGE 80 gig drive was a big deal...LOL.

Does anyone know where I could list it for sale aside from Ebay were everyone is looking for HD?



Tivo Desktop Portable Devices bitrates?

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 13:01
Hi, I am looking for the bitrates of each portable device profile. I have tried a few, but they all seem to be roughly the same. I am looking to test them from lowest to highest to see which is a good mix of quality vs size for me, as I have them downloading automagically to my android device via my dropbox on LTE, so size is a concern. Thanks!

Question from a newbie

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 09:36
We just got hooked up with a couple of THR22's last weekend and started
using the "On Demand" service last night. After downloading
a couple of programs I noticed one of the shows had a blinking flag
next to the title in the "now playing list". We check the program and it downloaded and played fine.
I check the users manual and they covered all the "now playing list" icons except this one.
Does anybody here know what this means? Please excuse me if this has been covered elsewhere.

American Ninja Warrior - NBC

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 08:32
I think there is a show with a similar name on a cable network, but I am OTA only.

These obstacles are hardcore! I was recently thinking they should bring back the Strongest Man show so I was happy to see this. It will be a nice summer show that I can watch with the kid.

The contestants are a lot older than I would expect!

Holy Crap, Batman, that's a lot of space!

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 08:02
I've had my new XL4 for about a week (replacing my original S3).

The 4-tuner goodness is pretty amazing, with 3 or 4 of them churning most of the time. I am only at "12% full" but have a mountain of programming to watch, with over 100 suggestions among the MANY scheduled recordings.

The suggestions engine is matching my preference pretty closely, after a couple rounds of adding thumbs-down to stuff I did not like.

I cannot imagine this TiVo getting to >50%, let alone 100%! Yikes. :eek:

Like SDV / Hate the Tuning Adapter

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 07:30
I'm with Charter and this is really just a complaint.

I think SDV is a great idea. More channels in less bandwidth. No need to broadcast channels no one is watching.

The Tuning Adapter is such a pain, though - at least with Charter.

When they first hooked it up they just kept swapping through tuning adapters across 2 days until they got one to work (about 10 of them).

Then they finally found one and, if it loses contact with the head-end it can take it a while to reconnect. I actually put it on it's on UPS just to try to prevent this.

Well, yesterday they were working on the cable and for some reason my TA got knocked out. I'm on day 2 now of trying to get the thing reconnected and get my channels back.

I have a service call setup for tomorrow morning (just adding to the pain) and I know what they're going to do: Swap out tuning adapters until one takes.

They won't look at, nor even seem to be concerned about, the fact that they go through 10 of them and only one connects so maybe, just maybe, there's something else in play here.. Nope... Just keep swapping them out until one takes.

It's incredibly frustrating.

If I could I'd just go DirecTV - too many trees in the way, though.

Glee "Goodbye" 5/22/12

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 02:59
It ended the way it had to with regard to Rachel and Finn, but I really wish they'd stop screwing with the Kurt character. He and Rachel belong in New York, and his rejection is just nonsensical. :down:

My Shows-Blue Dot Recordings

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 23:22
Lately I've noticed my Season Pass recordings under My Shows, have a blue dot instead of a green one. What's up with that?