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Castle 11/5/12

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:40

This was an awesome episode and they must have had a lot of fun making it!

Three minutes in, already 4 Firefly references and many other nods to sci-fi shows.

Revolution 11/5/12 "The Children's Crusade"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:27
My, that was eventful.

So presumably, something (satellite array) is actively keeping the power off, and the pendants locally disrupt the field?

Google the Barbarian smash puny militia humans!

transfer of lifetime tivo service

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:45
so ive never officially tranfered the lifetime tivo subscription to my name. i want to do this so i can get the deals tivo offers on new tivos. anyone know how this is done. i see where you initially register the tivo. how do i transfer the service from the person whom i bought this from on ebay to my own name? and is there any other way to get signed up for awesome deals on a new tivo series 4?

Cox San Diego change to H.264/MPEG-4

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:54
Last week I note that I could not receive all of premium channels (in my plus package) on my TiVo HD and could not resolve it over the phone, so they sent a Cox guy out. I had to work, so my brother was there when the Cox guy came and found out that Cox move all premium channels to H.264/MPEG-4 including the SyFy channel. :p The TiVo HD will slowly become a doorstop as Cox move other channels in 2013. While talking with the Cox guy my brother found out that Cox in San Diego is planning to replace all the DVR's with 6-tuner DVR's with a one-TB hard drive in 2013. Did not who would be building the DVR's or what software would be use. If this turn out to be true there no point in replacing the TiVo.

Gold Rush Alaska Season 3 thread

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:59
Anybody still watching? I have to admit I still love this show.

Loved this past week's show where they were drilling on the wrong claim.

"I thought we were done looking like idiots but I guess we still have a ways to go"

Moving to a new cable provider in FL

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:49
Is there anything I can do to make the process faster/easier?

We're using a Premiere Lifetime with M-Card cable card - but going to another state - another provider - another cablecard and channel setup. The new provider will be BrightHouse in Florida - we've had them before in California.

There's a chance we may go to a Premiere 4 Lifetime in between as well - but I'll have both boxes for a while so the season passes can transfer over and the 2 channel Premiere with Lifetime can get sold.

Streaming election results

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 14:25
Since I don't have power and not sure if I will have it back in time for tomorrow night's election results, does anyone know if any of the major news orgs stream their election coverage? I do have an iPad with a 3G connection and my Android phone has a 4G connection (and this would be better since I still have an unlimited plan).

Deals, Promos, Specials, Coupons, Bargains discussion

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 13:49
For those shopping new boxes - please share any discounts you might have received and how it was done!

We currently have a Premiere Lifetime and would like to soon go to a Premiere 4 Lifetime.

The only "deal" I get is $100 off Lifetime (online existing customer discount)
Premiere 4 - $250
Lifetime - $400 (regular $500)
Total $650

Not a great deal - we'll wait for now until something better comes along.
I've already added 2 more channels of HD recording using EyeTV anyway... and it was very inexpensive!

Xfinity and Premier 4

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:42
I haven't used a Tivo in almost 4 years because Comcast/Xfinity wasn't supporting them with OnDemand. But it looks like now they're supporting the new boxes with full OnDemand access. I have a couple of questions that maybe someone can answer?

1. Based on a recent post, it looks like it still requires a CableCard to work. Is this true, or is the hardware such that it's compatible right out of the box?

2. Assuming you need a CableCard, do you need just one, or do you need 4? I know on previous HD Tivos you needed a separate card for each tuner (i.e. if you wanted to be able to record 4 shows at once, you needed 4 separate cards).

3. Quality and support for CableCard applications used to be horrible. I remember stories of people needing to switch out the cards multiple times before they found one that worked. How long has the Xfinity/Tivo service been available? Are the Comcast service techs going to be able to support it? I can't handle needing to make 20 calls to Comcast before I get it working as advertised.

4. Is there a separate fee paid to Comcast for the rental of the CableCard. As it stands now, the economics are pretty compelling to go with a Tivo box. Comcast charges $16/month for their HD DVR service. If I can buy a Tivo box, pay them $15/month and not pay some additional fee to Comcast, it's a no-brainer. I can "amortize" the cost of the Tivo box very quickly given how much better the service is than Comcast's DVR software.

5. Any other opinions on this topic would be welcome.


passing the test

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:19
trying to figure out how to pass this test.........

Premier to HD strange audio problem

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 12:09
Currently have one Premier Elite (XL4) and two HDs. Due to inability to stream between anything other than series 4 to series 4, have to use "transfer" (or copy). While this has been kind of clunky and slow, it has worked up until now for the most part.

Have now experienced a new issue. Recorded episodes of "Chicago Fire" on Elite. For pilot issue, transfered (copied) pilot to one of my HDs and viewed it there. No issues. Ever since the pilot issue, when I transfer an episode of that show to the HD, I can watch it. However, there is a running dialogue from a female voice in the background describing what is going on in the show. Kind of like a "narration".

If I directly record the episode on the HD, that background narration is not there.

I've contacted Tivo support, and they have absolutely no information. They said they "currently have no resolution" and I do not expect to hear back from Tivo concerning this defect.

I have rebooted both of the Tivos. I do not yet know if any other shows are effected. Tivo connected to TV via HDMI.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar to this?

Finally Replaced R10 with HD Version

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:10
I have had an R10 for a long time and was very happy with it. I have hearing problems and thought maybe an HD DirecTV TiVo with a sound system would help. The R10 was not showing any signs of failure so we were waiting for something to fail before going to HD. I have Vascular Dementia, which is not like Alzhiemer's. I have difficulty learning new things due to short term memory problems, but once learned, I remember them just fine. So I didn't want to re-learn the DirecTV HD box interface and stuck with the familiar-to-me DirecTV HD TiVo. I have not gotten the new big TV and sound system installed yet so I don't know if I will be able to differentiate the dialog from the music or crowd sounds better yet.

My actual question is about the phone line. I have a FiOS digital phone line and Internet. I did not switch to FiOS TV because I'd have to learn a new interface and I like DirecTV. The R10 would not successfully make a call on the FiOS phone line. I am having trouble with the new THR22 also. Does the Internet connection (which seems to work, it downloaded new software successfully the first time I tried it) take the place of the phone line requirement?

I also have problems staying on topic while speaking or typing so please excuse the rambling nature of some of this thread.

Synopsis: Does the THR22's use of the wired Internet connection make up for not being able to phone in?

Mike D. in Leesburg, Va

Arrow "An Innocent Man" 10/31/2012

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 09:20
I have to admit that Green Arrow's type of vigilante justice is a bit disturbing. He was channeling his inner Snidely Whiplash when he chained the guy to the railroad tracks. He also impaled the bad guys hand with an arrow.

The cop figured out his secret identity already? That was fast.

Are there reasons why he isn't referred to as Green Arrow on the show yet?

So I guess that stepdad finding the salvaged yacht means that Oliver's mom knew where Oliver was for at least some of the five years he was missing.

Dexter S07E06 "Do the Wrong Thing"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 09:12
Who else felt like the show jumped the shark at the end when he hooks up with Hanna instead of killing her.


The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones)

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 08:42
This sounds like a very cool book...can't wait to get my hands on it! An official atlas of the Game of Thrones world.


Quote: George R. R. Martin’s beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin’s epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us.

The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren’t available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series’ protagonists throughout their vast world, along with more detailed versions of the western, middle, and eastern thirds of the world; a full map of Westeros, combining North and South; one of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Wastes; and the Braavos city map. And here, too, are fan favorites detailing everything from urban sprawl to untamed wilds: maps of King’s Landing; The Wall and Beyond the Wall; the Free Cities; and Slaver’s Bay, Valyria, and Sothyros.

Never before has the entire scope of Martin’s universe been so exhaustively and fascinatingly depicted. The maps in this beautiful, one-of-a-kind atlas will enrich your reading or viewing experience, provide another view of your favorite characters’ epic journeys, and open up captivating new worlds—plus, they’ll look great on any castle wall.

Problem With Manual Record After SW Update

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 08:02
Last night I tried to set manual recordings for CBS on my Elite, which recently received the latest software update. The actual time was 7:45 PM. I tried to set the first recording for 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. I received an error message saying the time for the requested recording had already passed. Clearly it hadn't. I tried a number of times and each time had the same result. I am certain all of the time "settings" (including "AM/PM") were correct (in fact, on the right side of the screen it showed the correct name of the program I wanted to record). Any thoughts? Thanks.

Amazing Race "Get Your Sexy On" OAD 11/4/12

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 07:00
Kind of a boring ep-except for the Twins STEALING the Rocker's money! Geez! How RUDE! Then Trey and Lexi call them out, but end up going halvsies with them...well, Trey was on the fence, but they told him "He didn't get a vote" ...
GEEZ! But good for the rockers, begging $$ from the locals...they got back in the race.

Then the twins were all happy that Trey and Lexi were going to get Team Number One, because that meant Abby and Ryan wouldn't get it-then Abby and Ryan said that "They are so immature-they can suck it" (Which is so mature! :p;) )

I like the Beekman boys, they are cute together and I like them better than the Monster Truck man-the wife is OK but I didn't care for the husband, although he did crack me up this ep with his one and only dance move :p

The Turkish baths were hee-larious, and gave us a chance to see the Chippendales with no shirts on--AWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAH! They've grown on me! :D

Once Upon a Time - OAD 11/4 S2E06 - "Tallahassee"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 06:57
This episode was much more interesting, lots of things going on. Although I didn't remember the postcard from the last episode, apparently it was shown...

obvious question about August's box.. wasn't it a typewriter?

I also tried to see if the volks beetle license plate was a clue... couldn't tell

red room dream with Henry and Sleeping Beauty, any thoughts?

this episode held my attention, even though i feel some of the acting was kind of weak.

Premiere ends recordings too early

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 05:29
Both my premiere and premiere 4 are missing ends to recordings. It's as if the TiVo programming guide is 1 minute fast. All my recordings finish about a minute before the end of show,there are no conflicts or clippings. This is happening on most channels.
Anyone else having this problem?

Pixilation issues from Tuner

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 00:24
I have a S3 that has been working fine for years on TW cable. It uses (2) S-cards. Yesterday the Scards started heavy pixilation. It is un-watchabble. I can play back previously recorded programming with a clear picture. I can ask for web based downloads and the picture quality is HD. The problem is with ccard tuning. I do have a Tuning adapter. I have tried to isolate Card 1 verses card 2. Both are pixilating.
I look at the DVR Diagnostics and I can see Signal Strength move from 86 to 77 to 33 to 0 to 72. It is all over the place in real time. Card 2 seems slightly better jumping from 83 to 77 to 83, but the picture is still un-watchable.

Does this sound like S3's tuner is breaking, or does it sound like the S-Cards are misbehaving?