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Persons of Interest - Batman connection? (Possible Spoiler for Episode 3)

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:54
From "Podcast of Interest"
A great interview with Jonah Nolan, about his superhero influences for the Person of Interest Series, and a little spoilery bit for Episode 3,,from the roundtable interviews at Comic-Con New York.

Keeping my place while swapping tuners

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 17:10
I have a Premiere XL 1TB. Today, I am watching a recorded football game and I wanted to check the Yankee/Tigers game. So I pressed pause on the recorded game and then swap. After a quick 10 second view, I swapped back to my paused recording, but it was now live. This, of course, is very frustrating as I now know the game score and missed a quarter of play.

Am I doing it wrong? Is the TiVo programming buggy?

Collections Record

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:38
After 2+ years with TiVo, I literally discovered collections today...

I thought I noticed a collections wish list button on one collection, but when I tried to relocate it on another collection I.e., AFI top 100, I could only go one by one.

Am I doing something wrong? That type of wish list word be kind of cool. Especially if top 10 style collections could be imported from others "must see" generated lists.

FCC approves basic TV encryption

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:17

Bloomberg is reporting that late Friday the FCC granted encryption to the basic tier. Say goodbye to working clearqam tuners on any device that doesn't support modern CableCARDs and isn't connected to OTA.


Quote: To limit the costs that affected consumers may face due to encryption, we adopt our proposed consumer-protection measures that require a cable operator that chooses to encrypt the basic service tier to: (i) offer to existing subscribers who subscribe only to the basic service tier and do not use a set-top box or CableCARD, the subscriber’s choice of a set-top box or CableCARD on up to two television sets without charge for two years from the date of encryption; (ii) offer existing subscribers who subscribe to a level of service above “basic only” but use an additional television set to access only the basic service tier without the use of a set-top box or CableCARD at the time of encryption, the subscriber’s choice of a set-top box or CableCARD on one television set without charge for one year from the date of encryption; and (iii) offer existing subscribers who receive Medicaid,82 subscribe only to the basic service tier, and do not use a settop box or CableCARD, the subscriber’s choice of a set-top box or CableCARD on up to two television sets without charge for five years from the date of encryption.


Sun, 10/14/2012 - 16:13
METV showing several Ironside's now.

Walking Dead S03E01 - 10/14/12 - Seed

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 15:58
So psyched about tonight's show. AMC is brilliant in how they play all of the previous episodes in preparation.

code for clear quick banner not working?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 15:51
to Quickly display green progress bar and then disappear while ff do this -
Select-play-select-pause-select "during playback of shocase film from Showcases menu"

after this code I press 30 sec skip button and progress bar disappears right away and while FF, I no longer see progress bar moving which I also like. However this setting doesn't remain after reboot and since my last reboot I can't get setting to stick. Can anyone confirm you have to be playing a showcase video to input code? The only showcase video I see is learn about TiVo stream and its not working for me. Could it be because I have a slow WiFi internet connection. After pressing pause for instance it can take up to 5 seconds for it to pause. If code is input correctly will clear banner quickly work while viewing the stream video? I keep trying code once and then going to live tv to test it because I'm also afraid if I do code twice the second time it will turn code off but I don't know if it works like that.

new channels have no guide data

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:28
I have Comcast and I went to http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv-listings# to look at the tv guide info after inputting my zipcode because my s4 hadn't connected to the internet for a while and my TiVo guide data was blank. On this Comcast website I was surprised to find a handful of new HD channels in the 800's most notably- Nat geo wild 806/ BBC 810/ history 2 805. For these channels "to be announced" is all is shown in the guide. Should I call TiVo nd report problem? I'm in sf bay area

The Middle Season 4 *spoilers to date*

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:25
Pardon me for doing a whole season thread, since there don't seem to be too many threads for this show.

The actor that plays Brick sure has grown up. And I was really sad (but not in a sad for him way, not that they wrote this in) that they seem to be ramping up his ticks to OCD level.

I'm also hoping we're done with Chris Kattan. I have never liked him.

Anyone else watching?

Speed of computer for upgrading drives?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 12:12
Replacing a failing hard drive in my TiVo Premiere. It's so far gone that I have to borrow a drive. That means lugging a PC to my Mom's and tearing her Premiere apart and copying her drive to a new one.

I have several PCs available for the job. And I don't want to spend 30 hours over there.

So, if I take a fast PC (i.e. Core i7, etc.) vs a slow PC (Pentium 4 3.4GHz) will the transfer speed be affected?

Also, how long would the copy process take approximately?

Swap Drives between Tivos

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 12:05
I have a Series 2 1400060 and a Series 2 2400080. Neither are working due to, I believe, bad hard drives. I see various Tivos for sale on Craigslist, for instance, a Series 2 TCD649080 for $30. Can I take the drive out of the TCD649080 and put it into one of my Tivos? Is there a way to know what will be compatible with my Tivos?

Tivo Series 3 HD with lifetime for sale

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:54
This Tivo Series 3 HD DVR has been very well taken care of and has no problems whatsoever. The unit is subscribed to the Tivo Lifetime Service and is fully transferrable with no fees ever. This is often considered the best TIVO DVR ever made. THX certified with the OLED display. Item is beautiful, in great condition. Works perfectly, has been reset to defaults and ready for you to set up. Original owner. TIVO life-time service is on this unit, meaning no monthly fees on this unit, ever. BID WITH CONFIDENCE Call Jeff with question 617-966-8800 Comes in its original box, with packing material, manuals, video cables, original remote, and power cord. On ebay NOW #170923418572

'call iinterrupted'

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:45
I gettin call interrupted fail 20 secs in on downloading tv guide. No settings changed on Tivo but this is the first time I have tried to download a guide since mid september 2012 so Tivo is out of guide and so 'dead' at the moment

A test call is 'successful'.

The phone line is ok, its also the line for my broadband and no problems there. I don't run both at the same time btw, the BB is physically disconnected when I connect the tivo to make the manual call, usually every 3-4 days

This may seem an odd arrangement but its just down to the fact that I dont have enough wires to connect Tivo and BB to line at same time.

Any thoughts please?

can't watch live tv

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:07
I can't seem to watch live tv, just now playing list. It just has message "searching for signal from cable box"

Requirements for mult room viewing

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 10:07
I want to set up Tivo in different rooms in my house and be able to view programs recorded on one DVR in either room in the house. One Tivo will be in the living room with the cable modem and router next to it so I can run a coax cable from the cable outlet to the modem and Tivo if needed and run an ethernet cable between the router and the Tivo. The second Tivo will be in another room where I cannot run a coax cabe from the router to the Tivo. How do I set this up?

New XL4 great but no OTA support?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 08:57
Ok the new XL4 is cool but what happened to the OTA option? Some us of like to have the ability of OTA and its super clear signal and also the secondary channels....

Using a regular HD for added recording space?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 00:45
Rather then buying the 1 TB "DVR Expander" for $199.00 my thought was to buy a Western Digital 3TB drive for $149.00 and buy a cable. Guess what? Can't buy the cable anywhere. I checked Weaknees and didn't see it. A couple questions..

Can you attach a 3 TB Western Digital to the tivo with no problems? (via the eSata port, not looking to open it up)
Where can I buy a cable that has the connection for the WD HD (sorry i don't know the name of that connector) on one end and the eSata connector that goes into the tivo on the other end?:confused:

Beauty and the Beast "Pilot" 10/11/12

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 00:30
Cablevision and the CW are still in dispute so I went to iTunes and the Pilot is available for free!

Will watch soon, but has anyone else seen it. Apparently the ratings were good but the reviews mixed.

Pushes failing on TiVoDesktopPLus?

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 00:20
In this thread a discussion has come up concerning the sudden failure of large numbers of pushes in pyTiVo where most of the queued pushes fail. HAs anyone with TiVoDeskTopPlus been experiencing failures when transferring h.264/MP4 files to the TiVo?

SNL 10/13/12 Christina Applegate; Passion Pit

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 23:59
Vice Presidential Debate (Usain Bolt cameo)
Christina Applegate monologue
Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler commercial
The Californians
Tech Talk
Give Us All Our Daughters Back!
Passion Pit performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..Arianna Huffington
..More Top Stories
..Jean K Jean
..More Top Stories
Odysseus Faces the Sirens
The Hell-Oween Ball
Passion Pit performs
Jillian Chizz Dance Studio

Cold open was pretty good, that water gag was funny.
Holy **** that monologue was one of the best performances I ever remember seeing from a host.
I had no idea she could sing.

I got zoomed by the Gillette commercial. My brother texted me that he thought it was a riot and I must of missed something. So Jerry was in the commercial, so what?

Christina did a phenomenal job in The Californians, really great job on the accent. Tech Talk and GUAODB were hilarious.

Good WU, that Arianna impression is just awesome, Jean K Jean very good as well.

Man I gotta give Christina a lot of credit for showcasing her singing in a second skit, the girl can sing. Is she known for her singing?

Anyone else get the weird cut at the end of Hell-Oween? The Principle was still going and they put up the graphic over him, then cut to commercial.

Wow that was one real solid show, Christina was an excellent host.