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The Killing | "Ghosts of the Past" | Season 2 Ep 5 | 4-22-12

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:08
More background, particularly about Stan....appears he's not the Man we thought him to be.

Holder and Linden at least are working together again.

Nice scene with Linden and the kid near the end.

What I don't get is the Mom. It's clear the writers have some purpose in her going off, but we just haven't heard what it is yet. I wonder if it has something to do with Stan, given the revelation we got at the very end of the ep?

Still moving along at a decent pace, which is good. I enjoyed the episode. What did the rest of you think?

Game of Thrones - "Garden of Bones" - s02e04 - 4/22/12

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:01
Probably the best opening sequence of any show ever. Qarth was new or was that in the last one? Looks like Dany and her dragons found a fabulous place to regroup.

Loved seeing Robb's wolf again. I cannot remember what the name is though. Someone help me out. I think little Robbie has a crush.

I just love Tyrion so much "that was a threat, see the difference?" and then Bronn "there's no cure for being a c unt" heeee
I'm so glad he sent poor Ned's head back to his family. And the way he saw right through Lancel and knocked him right down to size. Now he has himself a little spy. Brilliant! He continues to be the most awesome person on my screen.

Argh. Joffrey needs to die right now. What a little prick. I need a weekly slap if he's to appear in the episode.

Someone tell me why I like Baelish so much. He's such a snake. Lying out his arse about Arya. Speaking of... Where the hell is Arya and Gendry? Some kind of prison that just kills them off one by one via rat torture?? That was some nastiness. Ugh. I think I read about something like that in a Stephen King book once. Gendry saved by the bell! Ha, Tywin took one look at her and knew she was a girl.

Renly and Stannis having their little stand off was as expected. Neither of them are going to back down. I'm surprised either bothered. So that entire cave birthing thing with Melisandre? Creeeeepy. What in the hell was that thing?? Yikes.

The Amazing Race 4/22/12

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 20:39
Has team ever been saved twice in the same season by a non-elim leg?

How big is my TIVO?

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 14:16
I want to check that I have been given a 1tb TiVo on installation but I cannot see anything on the box nor anything in system settings. How can I check I have been given the box I paid for?
Many thanks.

My 3 week old new Tivo froze

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 13:36
Hi all Bob here,

I really enjoy the newest (gadget) toy to be in use here in my home!

Last week i was going through my "to do list" and all of a sudden my Tivo just froze! The night before I had purchased the slide remote w/built in key board (very nice) and the Tivo froze while using that new remote. I picked up the original remote and no difference!

The one function available to me was TV Power switch which allowed me to lets say reboot the TV and power back on the Tivo. the screen went on to display what was frozen before. I removed the power cable for about 30 seconds then replugged back in but went out for the day so i'm not certain what in fact removed the frozen state of my Tivo.

Two days later I was playing Pandora and after a good while of entertainment it started sounding staticy and only after many (4) recycling of TV Power did it play normally! with my technical back ground I don't feel these two problems are related but then again who knows.

As a side note both of these issues had only happens that 1 time each a couple days apart but never repeated! I checked to make sure the the Cable TV connector was tight to the connection and it was!

Any thing come to mind? were these occurrences ill not see again or is this the start of something i need watch more closely?

BTW Hi and thanks for this Blog so we can exchange ideas!

Newby Geek Bob

What can an unsubbed TiVo Premiere do these days?

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:58
I used to have a handle on this back in the era when "Series 2" was a new DVR, but these days, I have no idea.

I just picked up an unsubbed TiVo used from a friend. He hasn't used it in awhile, and is just letting me have it for shipping only. However, it doesn't have service. At this point, I can't immediately afford to add service to it, so I'm curious what an unsubbed Premiere in 2012 can do - if anything?

I have a Lifetime TiVo Premiere in the living room - can this be used as a dumb terminal of sorts in the bedroom, copy programs from the other TiVo?

If not (I assume not), what can be done with it? Tkx.

Automatic switch to HD if available

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:52
Just fired up my new VM TiVo having had ten years of great TiVo S1!

Two Quick questions

1> can you change the order that your favourite channels are displayed to you? I want the 5 main channels in hd listed in order at the top of my favourites list and that is not how they currently show.

2) - is there a setting to get it to record in HD if the programme is being broadcast in HD? So if I select a program to record in the guide on bbc1 and it is also being shown in hd, I want TiVo to default to the hd broadcast


Choice Xtra free preview

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:15
I had a note in my Dtivo messages box last week touting a free preview
of the Choice Xtra package from 04/22 till 04/30. I don't seem to be
getting the additional channels.....Anyone else?


Using an old Series2 with FiOS and digital converter box

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 10:40
I have an original Series2 (ie, the 60 GB one) with a lifetime. Finally picked up a new Premiere XL, which works great with my FiOS cable card and my HDTV. However, I don't really need/want to pay $10/month for a full on set top box for my SD TV/Tivo S2 combo.

So I bought an iView 2000STB QAM digital tuner box from Amazon ($35). I've confirmed that it can in fact tune the OTA equivalent channels from FiOS, which is great, but I am having trouble making it work with the TiVo. Naturally, of course, the channel changing is the sticking point.

iView is not listed under cable box, of course, being a cheapo box. I also couldn't find it on the OTA section of guided setup, although I got some vague response out of it using different models of STB in the listing (ie, I got it to try to change the channel, but then it powered off the box!). I was partway through the OTA list when the TiVo crashed and I had to start over again.

So I'm not sure whether to tell the TiVo I've got cable or OTA when I'm using this box. Anyone tried this sort of thing? Any tips on the IR code thing? I haven't been able to find anything on iView's website (surprise).


Faster HD

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 08:53
I tried searching to this but could not find it..

Has anyone upgraded there Premiere HD to a Faster Drive instead of a Green Drive? I am curious if there are any improvements or issues upgrading to a 7200k drive and one with larger cache....

MFSCOPY going on 10 hours

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 07:07
I am currently trying to upgrade from 160gb (full drive) to a 2 TB on my HD tivo. I am using the windows based MFSCOPY and it was running overnight so about 10 hours and is still not done. Is there anything I should do or just let it keep on going? Seems like maybe something is wrong but there is not anything under last unknown error. The ETA is a bunch of random numbers that doesn't show a time or date.

If I stop the program can I ruin my 160gb original?

TiVo Box's PC Now Playing List

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 00:57
Resolved! It was a firewall issue.

Am I the only one still watching The Firm?

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 00:35
I have to say that I am very happy that I stuck with The Firm when it moved to Saturdays. It has been getting better every week. The main plot has taken over and there hasn't been the case of the week in about a month. Now, maybe some of this is because the shows producers know they need to wrap things up and don't need the filler but as a viewer I don't care about that. I just enjoy the show.

I am really glad NBC decided to let the season run it's course.

Transferring Recordings from Tivo HD to New Tivo Premiere

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 23:25
Hi, I may get a Tivo Premiere to replace a Tivo HD and have some questions about transferring saved recordings to a new Tivo. I've done some searching but haven't been able to find posts that match. Any answers you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

First, I understand I'll be able to transfer recordings from the Tivo HD to the Tivo Premiere using Multi Room Viewing. Will the recordings be an exactly bit-for-bit copy and report the same size on the Premiere as they were on the Tivo HD? I've been playing with Tivo Desktop and noticed that the recordings downloaded onto the PC are slightly smaller than the size reported on the Tivo HD. I've read the shrink is normal and caused by the remuxing but wondered if the size remained the same with Multi Room Viewing transfers since my no remuxing occurs during that process.

Second, does channel and logo data get transferred with Multi Room Viewing? The recordings transferred onto my PC retained their recording date and time but channel info is gone - at least it's not displayed in the Tivo Desktop's Now Playing List window - and it didn't return after I copied the programs back onto my Tivo HD. Will the channel info also get stripped when programs are moved directly to the Tivo Premiere using Multi Room Viewing?

Thanks again in advance for your help.

Hide KidZone shows from General Now Playing?

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 23:01
My kid's shows are taking over the NPL of my hacked tivo. I activated the Kidzone feature thinking this would segregate the listings, but the kids programs remain in the NPL. Is there a hack that will hide the kid zone shows from showing in the Main Now Playing List?


kmttg - Command Line

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 20:55
does kmttg have command line options? It would be nice to be able to get the Season Pass list, To Do List and Will not record list to a csv or xml file via command line.

I used TivoToDo in the past but it has stopped worked sometime in march.


series 11 how to hookup w/o phone line but have ATLANTIC BB

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 19:03
I Have Series 11 Tivo How Do I Hook Up With Out Phone Line ,i Do Have A Atlantic Bb And Have Bb Modem I Also Have An Net Gear Ethernet Box? Please Help? And Step By Steps Along W Diagram Or A Tivo Dumpy Would Help Thanks!bb

FiOS Cable Card Pairing

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 18:57
I have seen some conflicting info and wanted to confirm prior to upgrading a Tivo HD to Elite/XL4. Can I just move the M-Card to the Elite or will I need Verizon to pair it? I thought at one point they weren't paired to the device but I'm not sure if that's still the case.

The Legend of Korra - "The Revelation" - 4/21/2012 - S01E03

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 18:06
I'm really loving the new series. It's shaping up to be as good as the previous series.

They are playing up the point that a lot of benders genuinely are jerks. Although Amon is probably playing this for his own ends, the discontent amongst the non-bending population is genuine.

It's probably a red herring, but Amon saying "took my face", it made me think of Koh from the original.

Does FOX SPORTS draw strongly with its lips on an unspecified object?

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 17:35
That's the closest I've ever come to using a certain expression.

Today, I'm watching my local baseball team play on our Fox station.

Suddenly, they go split-screen.

Seems that in Seattle, a White Sox player is about to (possibly) pitch the 20th perfect game in regular season history.

They cut off the audio to our game, and all you can hear is the Seattle announcers.

Then, the local screen vanishes and they go fullscreen to Seattle.

I have no idea what's going on with our local game.

It's not being carried on any other channel, naturally.

Sure, the guy did get the 20th perfect game ever in regular season history. But I was watching our local game.

If Fox Sports was a person, would I be out of line to be curious about how it'd look if that person were driven down by a Mac truck?


Now they've gone back to our game.

The losing team has somehow gotten several runs in the last few minutes, and it's on the verge of changing from our boys being far ahead to the game being tied.

We missed all the runs scored that led to this.


Fox Sports draws strongly with its lips on an unspecified object.

No gas treatment for the shrubs, please.