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Anyone watching Restaurant Startup?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:37
Anyone catch this on CNBC? If you enjoyed The Profit, you likely would enjoy this show...

The only thing I don't like about it is the woman, whose name I forget. I like how Joe and Tim can choose to make a deal together, make no offer, or make unique deals. It has good promise. The spoilers ruin the show though, as if you watch them you already know which team they pick the following week!

Creating new folders in My Shows..

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:59
Hello all,

I want to be able to create my own folder within the My Shows directory. I currently have like 4 seasons recorded of one of my kid's favorite shows. To have to scroll through like 100 recorded shows to find the one that you want to watch is just annoying... I want to be able to just create my own folder and label it like Season 1, Season 2, etc... so I can move the episodes around to make it more manageable.. :up:

More then 1 Favorites Channel Guide..

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:50
Hello all,

I am new to this forum since I just bought my first Tivo last month.. My current setup has:

1 Tivo Roamio Plus
2 Tivo Minis

Is there a place where I can post to ask Tivo to add features to their User Interface?? I particularly wanted more then one Favorites Channels list.. One of my minis is used by kids only. Another one is used by my wife. They would obviously want different favorites channels.. Kids want the Hub, Cartoon Network, Disney channel, etc.. While my wife wants Nat Geo Wild, ID, TNT, etc....

Right now, that is not possible. Only the Roamio is allowed to create a favorites list and there is only 1 favorites list... Is there is a sneaky way around this or am I just stuck?? Thanks again for any advice or pointers you can give me...


As a DVR only?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:41

Can I connect the TIVO Series2 to a cable box output (the output that goes to the TV) and just use it as a DVR? still using the cable service Guide etc, instead of TIVO's...

Local Streaming to ipad - why is internet access required

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:26
I had a Comcast internet outage (CATV was fine) a couple of nights ago. When I went to stream (local) a show from my Roamio Pro using the Tivo ipad app I was unable to connect to the Tivo. I tried connecting by user/password and by Media access key and it wouldn't work. I think I understand why the user/password didn't work since that is probably going out to Tivo.com for verification. But why doesn't connecting with the media access key work? Why do you need internet access for that? Thanks.


Robin Williams – Happy Thoughts

TiVo Blog - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:43
Robin Williams made me laugh. It’s really as simple as that. Which is why the news of his passing seems like so much of a punch in the gut. In Hook, it took happy thoughts for Robin’s Peter Pan to remember why he’d come back to Neverland in the first place. So even though it’s hard to look back on such a vast career and pick out the lessons that mean the most, I think it’s best we focus on the happy thoughts that Robin Williams gave us: Sometimes it’s best to keep Continue Reading

The Wire is in HD and Widescreen on Amazon Prime Streaming

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:47
Just noticed that The Wire plays in 16:9 when viewed on Amazon's Prime Instant Streaming service.

I assumed that this was Amazon matting the original 4:3 frame, but to be sure I started S01E01 from the DVD on my TV, and the same episode from Amazon on my phone.

Amazon's image isn't cutting off anything from the top and bottom of the image - it's actually a true widescreen frame with more image on the left and right.

Also, Amazon's picture quality is better than the old DVDs (YMMV depending on bandwidth, I guess).

I skipped ahead a few seasons on Amazon and they look to be 16:9 the whole way through. Time for another rewatch!

Robin Williams specials

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 01:01
ABC's 20/20 tomorrow night (8/12) will be a tribute to Robin Williams.

If you hear about others, please post here.

Mini thru Xbox One

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:11
My apologies if I missed this issue somewhere else, but initial search struck out.

I have my Mini - which I am deeply in love with - running into the HDMI pass through of my Xbone. I am frequently getting the "HDMI connection not permitted" error. If I unplug and replug the HDMI cable in the Mini, the video feed starts right up.

Is this more an Xbox One issue or a Mini one?

TiVo HD 2TB Upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:40
I have a 1TB internal HD and a 500GB external HD. I have a full backup of both drives using DvrBARS. Can I restore to a 2TB internal HD? Used WinMFS to upgrade. I need to keep all of my recordings.

Roamio Network with Homeruns

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:21
Hi all! I hope someone is able to assist because I refuse to believe no one has yet to encounter this. I just purchased a condo with 4 tvs. I LOVE my roamio so I decided to use it. Each tv is wired directly to the tv tower in the street (Homeruns). My roamio works fine but I can't seem to set up my minis even though the moca is enabled. Because of the layout of the condo, it's not possible to split the roamio line and run to another tv. Any ideas? I'm a HUGE tv person and only having it on one tv is killing me. Thanks!!

Roamio and Minis won't communicate with each other.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:15
So this morning sometime, after having worked perfectly for 8 months, both of my 2 Minis mysteriously stopped being able to communicate with my Roamio Plus. My internet, MoCA network, and the Plus seems to be working completely normal otherwise. Both Minis say that their network connection status is fine, and both are able to connect to the TiVo servers normally. They just aren't able to connect to the host DVR.

All 3 units have lifetime service, and say their service is active, both in their settings and on the TiVo website. I've tried restarting all units multiple times, as well as restarting my cable modem, router, and MoCA adapter. I've even tried connecting the Plus and a Mini directly to my router via ethernet. The Mini can still call into the TiVo servers successfully but can't communicate with the Roamio.

In the Mini settings, it says the host DVR is "UNKNOWN". I'm thinking this has to be some problem with the TiVo service itself, but the TiVo status website hasn't reported any service outages. I haven't called TiVo yet, but I'm thinking I will have to, since I have run out of things to try. Anybody else have any ideas?

Suggestions for the best way to align partitions on advanced format drives?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:09
Any ideas for the most efficient way to align a S3 image to 4K sectors on an advanced format drive?

The current image has 512 byte bootstrap partitions. This is what throws it out of alignment. I tried manually building the partition map, putting in 4.0K bootstrap partitions, and dd'ing each partition over. I have not yet expanded, and the unit will boot up, but if I force a connection, or connect the antenna cable, it will reboot. I've tried a kickstart 57, no luck there.

There was an old beta version of MFSLive back in the day that had an option to do something about the bootstrap partition sizes, I think, but I don't know if that old beta could handle a S3.

Welcome any suggestions, Thanks.

The Last Ship "Two Sailors Walk Into A Bar" (8/10/14) [SPOILERS!]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:19
Well, I liked it. Although, I'm pretty sure I saw this script in an episode of Trek once. (Or twice). Kirk and Spock take down a dumbass guard, escape their cell and commit mayhem before the rescue party arrives.

I was surprised that the doc capped that officer. Twice! I thought with all the fumbling around with the suppressor, she'd give up. I thought maybe she'd jab him with a needle. Way to go, Lara.

I don't know if they destroyed the Rooskie ship, but it's damn sure gonna need a coat of paint.

Tivo Premiere XL4 Lifetime (with extra Glo Remote) for sale $399

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:50
Tivo Premiere XL4 (4 tuner w/ 2TB drive). Mint condition with all manuals/cables/THX glasses/etc. Additionally I am throwing in a bonus 2nd Glo Remote, great for his and her remotes. :)

I'm asking $399 (plus shipping cost). This is a pre-Ebay sale, hence I'm cutting the price a bit. I will be listing on eBay in a few days. Once listed I will edit this post with the eBay details.

Message me if interested!
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SHARKS on TV this Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:47
  TUESDAY – Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss – DSC 9PM PT Alien Sharks? Just when you thought you have heard it all, you haven’t. In Tuesday night’s program, Alien Sharks: Return to the Abyss, researcher Paul Clerkin investigates the Indian Ocean in search of species scientists could never imagine. He ventures into the depths and wrath of the oceans darkest waters to get a glimpse of the last known to exist species of bioluminescent sharks in the world. Tune in Tuesday night to find out what he finds! Continue Reading

Shark Week - Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:42
I was really into this "documentary" last night. Watched it for a good hour before having to go to bed. Of course it had me all freaked out cause this is Discovery Channel, so this must be true information I just watched.

Not so fast:


...And more...

It is a mockumentary or a fakeumentary or whatever you want to call it - it is a crock of BS! What kind of nonsense is this Discover Channel? Shameful.

The Leftovers - "Solace for Tired Feet" 8/10/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:40
Loved this episode.

Wondered out loud what it was that he needed to buy for his son..

Am I the only one who went online to search for the May 1972 issue? I found it and started reading one of the articles. There's a part where a guy hears some noise and is worried about some wild dangerous animal, but then is relieved that it's only a big moose.

My name was written on the front of the refrigerator!! Jeff K!!! My ego is big enough to have me hoping that Damon was reading all of the Lost threads here and wanted to thank me in some small way for my threads of praise. ;D

I love the balance on that excruciatingly thin line between "is this something supernatural going on, or something more mundane!" on multiple things in this episode. Every conversation with the father is like that.. Is it more interesting that he's just crazy and that people are on the edge of actually believing him, or is it more interesting if the voices he hears are actually something real? Is it more interesting if the multiple pregnant Asian chicks are all just victims of a cult, or if there's actually something to the Bridge?

The scene where the son finds the 2nd Asian girl had me thinking that HE was completely disillusioned by it (damn, there's nothing special about this guy, he's just really into Asian girls and f*cked a bunch of them since he could), yet there's still a ton of room for that to actually be a huge event, and the Bridge to be a main story point. It's certainly highlighted by the end of the episode with her in the bathtub with her new girl!

This is your invitation.

You KNOW this is real, which makes you a coward!

I love how they interrupted the Dad right when he was about to answer why he wanted to drug the dog. He HAD a good answer and started to say it, and then...

Great episode. I now love that this show started out slow.

One more thing - I like a LOT of the characters on the show (which I certainly can't say for many of the shows I'm trying to stomach now). I really like the main character cop. I now like his daughter way more than I did (and I even like her friend so far). I like his Dad a lot. I like the priest. I LOVE the woman who lost her whole family. I now even like the main guy's son (who is escorting the Asian chick). Man, gotta start learning some of these names.

Big Brother - 8/10/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 23:20
Finally, an interesting episode!

What on Earth was Frankie thinking when he told Nicole to nominate all the guys in his alliance? Of course she was going to go and tell them! Frankie has been playing a solid game so far, but this was a huge strategic blunder that he probably won't recover from. Of course, Zach did an equally stupid thing by telling her about "The Detonators", but that hardly comes as a surprise from that fruit loop dingus. :)

And then we have Caleb throwing the competition by sitting out. Earth to Caleb, it's a lot easier to throw the comp if you are actually PLAYING in it. It made for some great TV, but it was such a boneheaded move. I was originally hoping Frankie would lose the comp and go home this week, but once Caleb decided to sit it out, I had no choice but to root for the underdog. As it turns out, the competition was easier to play solo, since you had complete control over both chains.

I remain impressed by Derrick's game. He is the only one in the house that truly knows how to play this game well. He has been involved in virtually every important decision, and yet not one single person is mad at him or distrusts him. I really hope he wins the whole thing. He deserves it.

Tivo app question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 20:49
Is it possible I can use the Tivo app to watch programming recorded on my Tivo Premier, and view it on my iphone? Thanks.


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