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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.

The Office - "Fundraiser" - April 26, 2012

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 23:39
GREAT ending to a strange episode.

I love when Dwight gives speeches. Reminds me of:

Awake "Game Day" S1E9 OAD 4/26/12

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 22:46
Much better than last week's episode!

I like when one world informs the other. Him realizing the gf was pregnant in wife world and maybe hadn't lost it was very beautiful. He can have a piece of Rex back.

I had wondered before why he didn't place sports bets or play the stock market in one world based on info he got in another world. This answered that!

I guess Britten has found his reason not to move to Oregon.

The Killing-General Series thread-No spoilers!

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:50
I just started watching this on Netflix. Wow...great show!! We don't have cable or satellite, so I'd never heard of it.

But I've been a fan of Mireille Enos' since "Big Love," and there are a few other faces I recognize.

Looking forward to the rest of the series. I just finished episode 4 of Season 1.

Community S3E17 Basic Lupine Urology" OAD 4/26/12

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 21:38
I think they got all the nuances of L&O right.

Loved when Britta offered her "expertise" and they cut her off!

A little jarring to have Star Burns die.

Was that a The Wire reference within a L&O parody?

American Idol Top 5 Results - OAD 4/26/12

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 20:14

TiVo Desktop and iTunes on Premiere

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 16:08
Just installed TiVo Desktop on my PC and the IP of my PC shows in the list on the Premiere. Clicking the IP, I see DB's Music and DB's Photos (twice, the second with a monitor icon to the right) on the TiVo. I have published a set of albums with TiVo Desktop

However, selecting Music gives me a server error and selecting either of the Photos results in HTTP application error.

All my TiVo wireless Internet applications work (YouTube, schedule download, etc.)

What am I missing? Is there a thread on the server situation?

30 Rock live tonight 4/26/12

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 15:25
30 Rock is doing a live episode again tonight. One for the east coast and then again for the west coast. I think last time they did it both versions were available on Hulu. So people can see the version that was not broadcast in their area.

Can't use MyDVR Expander with Premiere

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 15:21
I'm setting up a replacement TiVo Premiere (the old one stopped powering up). The MyDVR Expander I was using with the old Premiere doesn't want to work with the replacement for some reason.

After powering down the Premiere, I powered down the Expander, removed the eSATA cable at both ends, put both ends back in their respective connectors, waited 30 sec., then powered the Expander up again. I then powered up the Premiere and went through its usual startup process -- this was after completing the original Guided Setup.

During that original setup I had gotten a message asking if I wanted to set up the Expander, since at that time I had the Expander plugged into the eSATA port on the TiVo. I told it to go ahead and set up the Expander, but instead I got a screen: " ... the attached external storage device is capable of increasing the storage capacity of your Tivo. But first, you must enable this feature. ... Press SELECT to go back."

Enable it?!? Huh?

On that same screen it had pointed me to www.tivo.com/expand, but that page was no help in showing me how to "enable" the Expander feature.

I tried accessing the External Storage menu item on the Premiere, but just got the same weird "first, you must enable this feature" screen.

I've tried every combination I could think of to un-marry and then marry the Expander again, but can get no further. The Premiere "knows" an Expander is attached, it's clear, but only the internal drive is actually being used.

I ran the Kickstart 54 procedure and tested both drives, and the external drive seems to be OK (as is the internal drive).

Can anyone advise me as to the magic elixir that will get my Expander and my Premiere married properly?

Thanks in advance!

New Girl - Tomatoes - OAD 04/24/2012

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 14:02
Nadia was cracking me up!
"The Jewish is here to make sex"
"Mick Mouse! Mick Mouse!" - This really made me laugh for some reason.

The flashback to young Jess singing Cheap Trick's 'Surrender' and tap dancing was great.

I was shocked, though, that Schmidt and Nadia actually had sex. Of course that fits in with his character, but I like Schmidt and Cece together.

remote click (enter) echos

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 13:55
I might not be phrasing this correctly, but occasionally when I use my remote, the sound actually echos. I will hit the remote once, but the clicking sound it makes through the tivo will continue on 6 or 7 (or more) times before stopping.

Has anyone heard of this before?

TV Ratings (The LA Complex)

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 12:20
**Please no spoilers about The LA Complex. This thread is just to discuss the weird ratings situation**

The LA Complex has surely gone where no TV show has gone before.

First, they had the lowest rated broadcast drama debut of all time with only 646,000 viewers. (Ringer's ratings looks VERY good compared to that).

Then for some inexplicable reason, CW re-aired the episode and it managed to get MORE viewers than the original airing (721,000)


I'm starting to feel like all bets are off in the TV ratings world these days.

It seems like everyday I am reading some article about how some show or network has broken a ratings record for all time low ratings (or demos). This industry needs an overhaul FAST. These people are stuck in the stone age with their ratings system.

The new hard drives.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 11:00
Has anyone tried to use one of the new Solid State Hard Drives in a Tivo?

Time Warner Tuning Adapter--advice?

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 10:04
Hi--Thanks for replies re cable card--I've seen different brands of tuning adapters mentioned on the Time Warner help site. Any experience or recommendation on what to ask for, re specific tuning adapters. Thanks

Revision 3 on Series 2

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 09:41
Is anyone else NOT getting Revision 3 shows on Series 2 Tivo's? This has only been happening for about a 2 Weeks and I can watch Rev 3 on my ROKU as well but I really do like the Rev 3 shows downloaded to me Tivo. I mostly watch Tekzilla and Destructoid.

Pause only works for a couple of seconds

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 09:19

It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it's very annoying.

I hit pause and it does... but only for a couple of seconds. Repeating pause results in the same issue.

It's not the remote b/c I turn it away immediately after the pause.

Any ideas?