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Possible Bad HD on Roamio.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:28
The Hard Drive on my Roamio began making a clicking sound a few weeks ago. I didn't think much of it at the time. Recently, the picture on the Roamio has become unwatchable. Heavily pixelated. I swapped out the Roamio with the old Series 3, and the picture is fine. I've also called FIOS, and they insist the signal strength is not a problem.

I bought the Roamio back in December. I'm hoping the device is still under warranty.

Anyone else had issues with Roamio hard drives?

W.

Best Buy Confirms Amazon Streamer Spring Launch

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 15:03

Via a most trusted Best Buy source (now on Twitter), comes a planogram of Best Buy’s May shelf reset… featuring the inevitable Amazon streamer and a possibly new Apple TV (reporting over 100 apps, without listing an existing SKU). Amazon details are amazingly light, with only the brand name and a tick in the WiFi […]

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TiVo central

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 13:07
Just got my Tivo pro last night and have it all hooked up and working. One question that I can't figure out. If I am watching something and go into TiVo central how do I return to what I was watching? When I watch live tv I just hit the live tv button but if I am watching recorded tv I can't do that.

Coming from Windows MediaCenter so there is a learning curve.

TiVo suggestions not working after adding cable card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:55
I had a cable card installed in my Series 3HD and now I am not getting TiVo suggestions. TiVo support recommended disabling suggestions, reboot, enable, reboot. That did not work. Then they suggested thumbs upping programs I like and that did not work either. Any suggestions?

$49.99 24hr Dicount/Promo Code Auction

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:53
Anyone interested...the auction for this code starts at 11ET/8PT and runs for 24 hours

TiVo Roamio DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$149.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $110 - MSRP $199.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$499.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $200 - MSRP $199.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Roamio Plus DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$299.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $160 - MSRP $399.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$599.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $300 - MSRP $399.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Roamio Pro DVR (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$399.99 + $9.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $260 - MSRP $599.99 and $14.99/mo. service
$699.99 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $400 - MSRP $599.99 and $499.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Mini (2 Options - monthly or lifetime service)
$49.99 + $5.99/mo. service, 1-year commitment required - Saving $50 - MSRP $99.99 and $5.99/mo. service
$174.00 (includes one-time service payment) - Saving $76 - MSRP $99.99 and $149.99 product lifetime service

TiVo Stream
$97.50 - Saving $32.50 - MSRP $129.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221379686735

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 21, 2014

TiVo Blog - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 09:48
The top TiVo moment of last night’s broadcast was USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, hurtling down the course to become the youngest skier, at age 18, to win Olympic gold in the Women’s Slalom. She recovered from a near crash in the final moments of the run, and finished an exciting race to huge cheers from her family and friends. Her emotions were a mix of pure joy and disbelief as she exclaimed “I almost fell over.” The second and fourth top moments featured the Russian Short Track star, Victor Ahn’s  gold Continue Reading

Helix "Bloodline" 2/21/14 [SPOILED]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:40
Well. I guess Constance shouldn't have given Hiroshi the watch. :eek:

A few seconds into the dinner scene, I was yelling "Alien rip-off" at the screen. But, by the end of it I was laughing out loud.

Another Alien inspired moment with Julia in the air ducts and the vector sniffing her and moving on. (Pregnant Ripley).

Why do these people forget to wear gloves when outside in the Artic?

WTF is next?

Roku Misses Exit, Plots IPO?

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 08:36

According to Bloomberg, Roku is contemplating a 2014 IPO but… “a decision to move ahead hasn’t been made, and the company hasn’t selected a lead banker.” Personally, I still believe their best exit strategy remains an acquisition and that they passed on the most prominent of suitors in Amazon – to both companies detriment. Roku’s largest […]

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The Best Network Camera

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 07:09

The Wirecutter is out with a new piece on The Best Wireless IP Camera, having anointed the $200 Dropcam Pro as their top pick amongst the three cameras they put thru the paces. However, in this category, one size doesn’t fit all and the situation remains unsatisfying. We should start by saying that I’ve been fascinated with network video […]

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Is there any value in good upgraded DSR704 ??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 22:13
I have a good DSR704 that I last used when I stopped using Dtv in 2008, upgraded with a 500gb drive, Ptvnet w/t a netgear 10/100 USB adapter and other "little mods" that allow a little more flexibility like MRV. I haven't had it up since I dropped Directv and went to cable in 2008 and I fired it up tonight and short of having no antenna to connect it to, it's running perfectly.

Is it worth much,? Will Directv allow such an old unit to be subscribed and didn't they change most channels to a different satellite that requires the newer leased receivers?

It has a nice Seagate 7200 rpm drive that hasn't seen much use so I'm trying to decide if it's worth more as it is, or scrap it and keep the drive for something else. Only thing I can use it for is to use it as a viewing TV box and stream content to it from a pc since the MRV only works with similer Dtv modded boxes (which I also have a DSR708 that is setup the same but with a 300gb drive).

Premiere xl4 or Roamio for mini which is better?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 21:28
I have a Roamio and a Premiere xl4 along with 2 minis. Is there any downside to using the Premiere as the tuner for the minis instead of the Roamio? I would like to use the Premiere so I can free up the tuners on the Roamio. Is Netflix affected at all (slower)?

Kitchen Design Lancashire Reviews

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 21:22
I have also read some excellent reviews about Kitchen Design Lancashire .



Kitchen Design Lancashire Reviews

'The Red Road' - New drama on Sundance Channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:52
http://www.sundance.tv/series/the-red-road

AN ALL-NEW SUNDANCETV ORIGINAL SERIES

Starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones®), Martin Henderson, Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire) and Tom Sizemore

PREMIERES FEBRUARY 27 9PM

THE RED ROAD is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and cover up occurs involving the cop’s wife an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and an ex-con, a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.


The first episode is on usenet already. Most likely it's available from mainstream sources (video on demand, ect). I haven't checked on that though.

Safe to put 15 lb. flat panel TV on top of Premier XL?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:36
I'm purchasing a 32" Samsung LED flat panel TV for the office. Would like to set it on top of the TiVo Premiere XL but obviously want to avoid damaging the TiVo.

Sansung weighs 15 lbs. Any concerns with this idea, or am I in safe territory?

Thanks in advance for your shared wisdom. :)

True Detective - Season One - spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:30
Why on earth isn't there any discussion about this show here? I just caught up to current (episode five) and while it's been slow at times, it's really pretty compelling and the acting is first rate. When did Matthew McConaughey go from being a goofy guy known for rom-coms and playing bongos in the nude to such a powerful dramatic actor?

TiVo Winter Olympic Coverage — Top Moments — February 20, 2014

TiVo Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:43
Thursday night’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics was all about Figure Skating – Ladies Free Skating, that is.  The second night of competition for this popular Olympic sport was the highlight of the evening, and all Top 5 Moments occurred during the Ladies Free Skating program.  Other events covered during Thursday’s broadcast were Freestyle Skiing:  Ladies’ Ski Halfpipe and Freestyle Skiing:  Men’s Ski Cross. Four of the Top 5 Moments once again took place during the “Kiss and Cry” wait for final scores.  The top moment captured the suspense Continue Reading

Minis On Extended WiFi Network...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:30
Hi all.

I wanted to report in on the results of a little experiment I tried that worked out well for me, and may help some others that are having issue running network cables, or getting MOCA working.

I set up an Apple Airport Express in the "Extend A Wireless Network" mode at a location where I wanted a Mini, but couldn't easily get cabling (actually for me, it's a detached garage / workshop on my property).

Once the wireless connection was established back to the main network, I plugged the Mini in to the Airport with a network cable.

I am happy to report that it works PERFECTLY. The Mini has no idea it isn't wired right in to the main router.

While $94 for the Airport isn't CHEAP, it is certainly comparable to other types of network extenders; in my specific situation, there was no way to run cable out there without trenching.

Hopefully, my results will help out some others.

Idle timer for DVR HDD ... good or bad?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:15
I seem to find a different opinion each place I look.

some say that DVR/Tivo are consistently running so any idle spin down just adds wear and tear on the HDD.

Some say that any down time saves your HDD life


looking to replace a hard drive on a THR-22 and it seems like idle time on the HDD is a 'need to know' when deciding which hard drive to buy.

Main thing I'm looking for is reliability and longevity. I hate losing all my records/SP etc every 2-3 years.


at least the THR-22 seems to format/OS the drive for you so I don't have to worry about that.



thanks

TiVo Desktop Plus Transcoding

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:32
I'm using TiVo Desktop Plus to send videos from my PC to my TiVo Premiere. The TiVo Desktop Plus web page says:

Supported video formats include:
  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)
  • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)
  • DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)*

What I'm trying to accomplish is to encode the videos on my PC so that TiVo Desktop Plus doesn't have to transcode the file on the way to the TiVo Premiere.

What I see now is when I go to my TiVo Premiere and request to transfer a file from my TiVo Desktop Plus PC the transfer begins. But when I go back to my TiVo Desktop Plus PC I see a Windows process running transcoding the file.

Is it possible to avoid this transcode?

Interesting E-Bay TiVo offer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:06
I have never saw this type of help being offered to purchase a TiVo before, the help cost is $250.:confused:

E-Bay http://www.ebay.com/itm/TiVo-Promo-D...item4ad06e961e

Or E-Bay item 321324488222

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