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Coast Guard (wherever) on The Weather Channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:51
I have Season Passes to all the different shows on The Weather Channel which feature Coast Guard search-and-rescue activities.

Coast Guard Florida
Coast Guard Alaska

and so on.

The newest show is
"Coast Guard: Cape Disappointment: Pacific Northwest"

Needless to say, my recording from this morning is filled with coverage of Hurricane Arthur.

I suppose I could just push the Season Passes to the very bottom of the SP Manager and make them "record all with duplicates". But it's too bad that there's no feature to tell the TiVo that the show recorded was pre-empted and to ignore the 28-day rule and try again.

Celebrity Wife Swap

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:59
I usually don't watch this (yeah, yeah, I know) but I really don't. It was a boring night and I like Penn Jillette so I gave it a watch. I've always liked Penn and found him to be respectful, kind, thoughtful, that stuff.

What a turn around! Holy schnikes I have so little respect for him now. I wish I hadn't watch it at all. Did anybody else catch this?

I think the most disappointment part was his encouragement for his children to disrespect their temporary mom (fiancé of comedian Judy Gold) who was trying to demonstrate their family's tradition of Shabbat. His kids were ridiculing her and Penn just fed them more encouragement. It was positively shameful. He seemed very proud (he being a devout atheist). I would have thought he should be more proud at having raised children who could be respectful but apparently that's not of any concern.

Indeed, what his children may think is also of little concern to Penn. He comes across as the ultimate dictator in his household. He does not teach his children how to think but only what to think. He hates sports. Therefore they hate sports . . . all the way to little "Z", the only 8-year-old boy I've ever seen who was near tears proclaiming "I hate bikes" when he was offered the chance to learn to ride one. Why? Because bike riding is a sport and dad hates sports, is my best guess. Therefore, in order to please Dad I will reject bike-riding. Penn smiles with paternal pride. And so it goes. Whatever Penn hates, his kids hate. For God's (oops, sorry Penn) for Pity sakes give those kids the opportunities, the experiences and the open-mindedness and then let them decide for themselves.

Not to be too petty but their home was also revealing. It's an ultra-modern mansion in the middle of nowhere. In my opinion any healthy home in which children live always has evidence of said child everywhere. YOu can't peek into any room with seeing something that belongs to a kid. Not so at Penn's house. It's pretty sterile.

So enough about that. I think I'm disturbed because I was so disappointed to see the side of someone that is so far removed from what I thought about him. From hero to zero in a flash. I really wish I hadn't watched it.

Help me price my Lifetime Tivo HD (package)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:02
Tivo HD (with Lifetime) + 1TB WD MYDVR EXPANDER + Tivo Glo Remote

All working just fine!

Will be posting on ebay soon. What would you price this at? I'm thinking around $450...too high? too low? Just right?

Note I'm a few weeks out from posting on ebay. Though of course, PM me if interested (saving me the ebay hassle :D).

Roamio died and TiVo does not repair them??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:35
My Roamio just died after not even 2 years, wont power on and no lights, and I am surprised when I called TiVo and they do not repair them.

I might just order another as there are specials for the July 4th weekend, but can I just put my old upgraded 3tb HD in the new Roamio and still have all my shows and SP's or will I lose everything?

Major reported bugs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
I am at the point of deciding whether to upgrade my son's SD TiVo to the THR22 before D*'s inventory runs out. My son is blind and has somehow learned to use a TiVo but a D* DVR is really hard for him..

My son has used his SD TiVo for years and the only thing I've had to do was replace the hard drive. He's happy with it but we're a little afraid at some point D* will force everyone to a HD DVR and then he will be screwed.

There are so many internet threads complaining about the THR22 that it's hard to distinguish between what's a bug and some quirk they don't like.

Could someone list all of the major bugs or bugs that are hard to live with so we can make an educated decision?

2014 World Series of Poker Spoilers only for Episodes already aired on ESPN

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:12
My auto record for "2014 World Series of Poker" has picked up two episodes on ESPN Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT (two consecutive one-hour shows).

These are titled "National Championship, Part 1" and "National Championship, Part 2".

If you are a WSOP fan, the fun is about to begin.

Make sure you have room on your DVR(s) for BOTH World Series broadcasts that Tuesday night (baseball and poker)! :up::up:

2014 World Series of Poker Coverage on ESPN Begins 7/15/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 03:09
My auto record for "2014 World Series of Poker" has picked up two episodes on ESPN Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT (two consecutive one-hour shows).

These are titled "National Championship, Part 1" and "National Championship, Part 2".

If you are a WSOP fan, the fun is about to begin.

Make sure you have room on your DVR(s) for BOTH World Series broadcasts that Tuesday night (baseball and poker)! :up::up:

The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:57
I'm going to post this in both the TV SHOW TALK and SEASON PASS ALERTS sections for maximum exposure (in case one monitors one but not the other)...

My Season Pass for this season of The Ultimate Fighter is NOT picking up Sunday's finale programs, I'm assuming because they are titled "The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale", rather than just The Ultimate Fighter.

The prelims show starts at 7:00 ET/6:00 CT and the finale itself starts at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT. Please review your To Do List, and remember, padding may be prudent as it is live.

The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:54
I'm going to post this in both the TV SHOW TALK and SEASON PASS ALERTS sections for maximum exposure (in case one monitors one but not the other)...

My Season Pass for this season of The Ultimate Fighter is NOT picking up Sunday's finale programs, I'm assuming because they are titled "The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale", rather than just The Ultimate Fighter.

The prelims show starts at 7:00 ET/6:00 CT and the finale itself starts at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT. Please review your To Do List, and remember, padding may be prudent as it is live.

Netflix Audio Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:36
I am trying to watch Netflix but for some reason some shows don't have audio. Some movies and shows work and some do not. Are there any fixes for this? I tried rebooting, but still not working.

I even tried watching it first on my phone and then streaming it to the Tivo, but that didn't work either.

Thanks!

Done with TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:30
Preface: I've had a TiVos since 2001. I had a couple of original TiVo. I had two or three DirecTiVos. I had a TiVo HD. And perhaps another couple in there over the years. The point is, I'm a long time and loyal TiVo customer.

The other day my HD locked at the startup screen. Almost certainly a bad hard drive, or perhaps a bad power supply. I considered fixing it, then considered my time constraints, and decided to buy a Roamio. I figured I get the latest version and can fix my HD when I have more time.

The Roamio got here with no issue. I was first a little surprised when I went to activate it and I had a wait a few hours. I thought previous TiVo activations were immediate. But perhaps not. I wasn't in a hurry to watch TV, I just prefer to have things done. No worries.

A few hours later the TiVo was working just fine. I checked online and it said I activation was still pending. Again, no worries. I went to de-activate my old TiVO. I could not find a way to do so. I check the online help, which explains very clearly how to do so. But no, I could find it. Hmmmm....

The next day I started an online chat with TiVo. (Note that the chat instructions clearly state that you can't cancel your account via chat.) The nice person on chat would not help me. When I asked why, he told me that he can't de-activate via chat. He then told me is states this clearly. I told him it does not, and that de-activation is not the same as cancelling. He politely told me he could not help me and that I needed to call.

Now I'm annoyed. Don't tell me the chat instructions say what they don't say. I'm neither blind nor hard of reading. So I call and get a very nice woman to help me. She starting to go down her "Oh no... I'm sorry to hear you're de-activating" speech when I cut her off and told her my HD was dead.

She said "ok" and proceeded to help me. She informed me that I would be billed for the HD through the end of the month. I was calling on the 2nd of the month. She told me that's their policy. Hmmmm...

So I explained to her that I've had TiVos for 13 years. I explained that as soon as I noticed my HD was dead I immediately bought and activated a new TiVo. I explained that I had no idea when my HD died, as I haven't used it in about 2 months. It could have been dead for most of this time. No matter - I'm not asking for anything back. The unit is dead. I have a new one that's already activated.

She was completely unemphatic. She was polite, but really didn't care. When I told her this was likely going to result in me returning my Roamio, she seemed equally unconcerned.

What the heck is going in with TiVO. It's not the money that's the issue for me. It could be $2 or it could be $50. What kind of idiotic company thinks it's reasonable to charge a customer for service they can't possibly use? If I hadn't activated a new TiVo I could almost, maybe, kinda see their point. And I told her this.

The Roamio looks like a very nice device. I've enjoyed every TiVo I've ever had. I just don't think this is a company I want to do business with. I'll be exercising my 30-day return policy on the service and will return my device.

MythTV or Windows Media Center won't be a TiVO, but it'll be good enough.

Odd video output behavior on Premiere XL

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:21
For about 1 hour as I was watching my tivo tonight, the video output blinked off for a second or so, and the banner on my tv came up as if no hdmi signal was detected. This would happen especially if I used the tivo remote. I rebooted the tivo, and the problem actually got worse for about 15 minutes, but then inexplicably resolved on its own. I'm glad it wasn't permanent, requiring repair, but I was just curios if anyone else ever experienced this type of problem. The output even blinked out when I was accessing settings menus and the "My Tivo" displays.

Why must Customer Service use Subterfuge

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:02
Customer Service must be taught to lie effusively. Unfortunately for your customer service representative, I am not. "button pusher" and I am over 50 years of age. Thus, I have the ability to think abstractly and can comprehend obtuse matters. My Premiere was not showing Amazon video as an available resource after years of having that available to us. Initially, the Customer Service Rep told me it was a problem with Amazon and that I should contact Amazon. Then when I questioned this, she said that she sent me an email on how to change the settings on my Amazon account. Then when I read the email and told her there was nothing about Amazon in the email, she had me change the Interface on my box and up popped Amazon video. Unfortunately, the HD interface has caused me undue problems in the past, and Tivo has done nothing to alleviate this issue other then telling me to purchase an upgraded box. I purchased a second home and when it came to choosing a DVR service, I went with Time Warner Cable's DVR rather then Tivo simply because of TIVO's nefarious and fascist like Customer Service. Time Warner Cable stinks, but that lets you know what I think of Tivo. The new technology business giants have become the new Fascists & I hope they become as extinct as the Third World dictators did at the end of the Twentieth Century.

Editing network configuration ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:46
Hi all,

Hopefully someone can help me with this little problem ..
Long story short, I adjusted the network settings via the TivoWeb facility and lost the cachecard .. It now no longer shows a light on my router or respond to a ping / telnet. I also have another tivo with a turbonet card, should this cachecard be dead.
So I've put the HD into a pc and booted the altepg disc to see if I could adjust the network config from the menu option on that, but got "a severe error".
Exiting the menu, I get a root@knoppix prompt, but not having played with unix for a verrry long time I've lost any skills I may have had there.

So if anyone can give me the commands I'll need to mount, find and edit the relevant file on my tivo HD I would be very grateful !

Thx

Surround switches to Stereo for no reason..?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 14:46
I have had my Premier for about 4 years now, and it has always acted strangly with switching from Surround to Stereo and back to Surround (5.1) when I just do random things with the remote. Here are some things that I remember often cause the surround to switch to stereo:

Quick Replay
showing the info screen
Tivo Main menu

These are pretty consistent. But it happens other times as well. And the surround sound doesn't come back until I use the remote again. I am not sure exactly what causes it to come back. It is all pretty random I think. Has anybody else reported this??

Is there an Audio Settings guide anywhere? I just have the audio going in to my Onkyo 5.1 Audio Video Control Tuner Amplifer and out to the speakers. It is set to Dolby Surround Mode. I have my Tivo sound settings set to:
Audio:
Alternate Audio: Stereo
Dolby Audio: Dolby

tivo games and apps

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:48
all the apps and games on tivo will not load. Anyone else have this problem?

they just reboot the Tivo when it crashes from not loading the games.

Fox Strikes Again - ANOTHER Zero-Hit Wonder

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:40
From the network that didn't bring you Rewind, Manchester Prep, Septuplets, The Ortegas, Us and Them, Schimmel, and Our Little Genuis (okay, the last two were through no fault of Fox's), doesn't come Hieroglyph.

Taken from the Fox Upfronts press release:
Quote: The world of ancient Egypt - a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves - lives again in HIEROGLYPH, an exciting action-adventure series from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham ("Pacific Rim," "Clash of the Titans"). When a dangerous scroll, The Book of Thresholds, is stolen from Egypt's most secure vault, master thief AMBROSE (Max Brown, "Beauty and the Beast," "MI-5") is plucked from prison to track down the perpetrator. Having spent the past five years in the darkest of pits, Ambrose quickly learns that his prison cell might be safer than the dangerous new world in which he finds himself: Atum, the empire's capital. Ambrose must answer to Pharaoh SHAI KANAKHT (Reece Ritchie, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"), a god in the flesh, a young ruler with a cool charm and a violent, frightening temper. The question for Ambrose is not whether he can trust his new boss, but whether he can trust anyone. Also stalking the halls of the palace is NEFERTARI KANAKHT (Condola Rashad, "Smash," "Steel Magnolias"), half-sister to the Pharaoh, whose relationship with Shai's closest advisor, MAGISTER BEK (guest star Hal Ozsan, "90210"), masks her own designs for power. Finding few leads in the palace, Ambrose's investigation takes him to the doorstep of his long-lost love, PESHET (Caroline Ford, "Lake Placid: The Final Chapter"), a magic-wielding adoratrice, a type of homespun priestess who uses her femininity as a portal to the gods... for the right price. Peshet was the keystone in Ambrose's merry band of thieves, an impressionable youth with great knowledge of magic, a woman who never saw a lock for which she didn't have an unlocking charm. Five years later, Peshet has left her old life behind in a pious pursuit of divine contact. Ambrose's journey also leads him to old friends, such as VOCIFER (John Rhys-Davies, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"), a peddler of mystical wares and Ambrose's mentor. But he also comes face-to-face with foes both old and new, from RAWSER (Antony Bunsee, "EastEnders," "Sex and the City 2"), the Pharoah's captain of the guard, who imprisoned him five years ago; to LOTUS TENRY (Kelsey Chow, "One Tree Hill"), a palace concubine and spy for a rival kingdom. As Ambrose unravels the mystery of The Book of Thresholds, he begins to see the extent to which sorcery has seeped into the halls of power in ancient Egypt, and how close it is to causing this great civilization's downfall. HIEROGLYPH is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Travis Beacham. The series is executive-produced by Beacham, Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, "Touch"), Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL, "Touch") and Anna Fricke ("Being Human," "Men in Trees"). Miguel Sapochnik ("Mind Games," "Repo Men") also serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot.

Amity Island Welcomes You! – Why you’re gonna need a bigger boat this 4th of July

TiVo Blog - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:37
Everyone has a favorite holiday movie. Whether you love watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” as you decorate your tree each Christmas or enjoy sitting down with your family to watch “The Ten Commandments” every Easter, there are some movies that are just forever associated with a holiday in our minds. So it should come as no surprise that we have a favorite 4th of July movie: “Jaws”. Long seen as the first summer blockbuster, Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” is the Quint-essential (see what we did there?) 4th of July movie. Continue Reading

HELP! TWC Dallas and Tivo Roamio Plus

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:38
I am having all sorts of issues with TWC Dallas and their 3rd party contractors.

On initial install the Tivo hang at 50% on getting channels. 8 Cable Cards, 7 days, and 40+ hours later they are telling me TWC does not have a cable card compatible with the Roamio Plus.

I know this to be total garbage. What I want to know is how do I get TWC to do what they are supposed to as required by law? Everyone I talk to is completely incompetent.

Also how do I get a hold of a brand new cable card and brand new tuning adapter. All they keep giving me is used garbage.

Finally who the hell can I escalate this to in order to get this resolved?

philips hdr212 drive and phone

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 09:38
Hello all - it in now July 2014 and have, over the years, added drives to a couple of Series 1 Tivos. But now am wondering if the old techniques still work.

First, is there a way to aviod using a phone call for the initial setup after reinstalling the OS?

I don't even have a phone line anymore !!! Maybe at my workplace I could use their line but is that likely to work? Are the phone lines still 'compatible'?

Second, do people still find 5400 rpm IDE drives for sale? Is there a preferred brand or supplier? I think I would get a 120 or 160 gb (assuming that is still the max size).

Thanks, I just wanted to see if folks are able to keep the old stuff going. I have sort of a "security cam" setup.

Third, why is there a UK area of this forum? I live in the U.S. and am wondering if the UK info will work for me.

Thanks.

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