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Comcast & TiVo Hit Pause

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 07:18

Perhaps the biggest drawback to TiVo ownership is the inability to access our cable provider’s On Demand services. Yet TiVo and Comcast attempted to rectify the situation to their mutual benefit by bringing Xfinity On Demand to Premiere hardware, as a followup to their initial (and not very good) set-top collaboration. However, after leisurely rolling [...]

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True Blood "Don't You Feel Me?" 7/21/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 02:52
OK, I realize that this is a fantasy universe, but even here, the Second Law of Thermodynamics has to apply. So Warlow's plan of just endlessly recycling blood between himself and Sookie is never going to work -- with each cycle, they're going to lose a little energy, because they need to use some just to live. (Un-live?) Ultimately they'll have to feed on someone else.

Strange that Billith didn't already know that Jessica was gone / in trouble -- he had no trouble sensing Sookie's distress.

TC Club Membership Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 22:51
I was attempting to renew my membership with the TC Club. The instructions explicitly state that a Paypal account is not required. However, in the checkout flow, Paypal was forcing me to create an account. It would not let me continue without creating a password and agreeing to Paypal terms.

Is this something in how you've set-up the checkout? I've purchased from many other vendors using my credit card and have not been forced to create a Paypal account. I am very interested in renewing, but do not want to create a Paypal account.

TiVo Mini error V123

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 21:24
What does this error mean? I'm getting it on two of my three Mini's. I set them up a while back, and they worked fine, and now when I try and use them, they don't work...
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Would multi room work with one subscribed TiVo and one not?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 20:28
I'm sure the answer is both need to be subscribed, but figured I'd ask.

I have one TiVo HD with lifetime and cable card. I received another TiVo HD and would ideally just put it in the bedroom and transfer shows from the living room TiVo.

Can this be done without a subscription on the bedroom TiVo?

BBCA COPPER - Season 2 **SPOILERS**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 15:11
Is anyone watching this as its pretty good. Since there had been no other threads I figured would start this one as a whole season thread.

Originally I thought this season wasn't going to be as good as the first but so far its quite good. Kevin's ex-partner cop turned bad guy is an interesting story line. At first I thought it was just him acting as a deep undercover but for him to actually kill another cop, and his new boss and all us viewers actually saw it. So he really has turned bad. Of course he wasn't an angel to begin with having hidden and slept with Kevin's wife!

In the episode of 7/14, they introduced a new character - the counterfeit printer and big boss. Is this Lee Tergesen as the IMDb does not show him as being in Copper, but I was pretty sure it was him!

Gerry

Bones season 8 - anybody watched?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 13:38
Me and the wife just finished about a two week marathon evening binge watching of all of seasons 7 and 8. I saw the thread on season 7 - is there anyone else here besides me that's still watching? I was very disappointed in the season finale.

Anyone? Bueller?

Brad

Tivo HD - Some program data not missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 12:15
Hello, my Tivo HD's guide seems to be damaged or something. If I bring up the guide, everything seems to be there, but if I go into a show and look for additional showings, none are there for most shows.

As a result, most shows aren't recording. Some are, but most aren't.

I did the guided setup and nothing has changed.

is there any way to fix this without losing all my season passes and recorded shows?

Thanks

Breaking bad commentary?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 09:23
I noticed in iTunes there selling "deluxe" seasons of Breaking Bad with commentary. Is this available anywhere besides the discs and downloads? Like as an ongoing podcast?

Thanks

King and Maxwell - am I the only one watching?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 08:17
I enjoyed the characters from the Balacci books, so I tried the show. Not bad!

Case of the week plus a large story arc. Jon Tenney is perfect for this.

SD-H400 Hard Drive Upgrade/Switch**Help**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 08:16
Trying to take my 160 GB hard drive out of my Tivo and put it into a used Tivo I just bought and it does not see the drive at all. The cable and guide work but this Tivo does not see the drive. What do I have to do to fix this? My old Tivo had a flaky system board in it so bought this other Tivo with a bad 80 GB drive in it, pulled it and installed my 160 meg drive which works perfect in my old Tivo.

Any help would be appreciated!



Thanks,

Dan

Wireless WeMo Light Switch Hits Retail (For $50)

Zatz Not Funny! - Sun, 07/21/2013 - 07:15

First unveiled at CES, the Belkin WeMo Light Switch is finally ready for its closeup… and the WiFi accessory will be hitting retail outposts any day now for $50. Of course, WeMo is Belkin’s attempt to bring home automatation to the masses with broad distribution and an IFTTT approach. And while WeMo is another self-contained [...]

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Gold Rush: South America - August 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 19:48
Gold Rush: South America, premieres Friday August 2.

It might be a few days before the info makes it into the guide but double check your season passes when you can. It looks like there is a name change which might require a new season pass to be created.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/go...v-schedule.htm

Considering downgrading Xfinity/Comcast and getting TiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 19:39
Comcast has my bill getting close to $200/month ... and I'm watching less and less premium channel programming.

I'm considering getting their faster internet and smaller channel lineup for less than half of what I'm paying now monthly.

The Comcast deal is called Blast Plus or Double Play or something.

I'd like re-start my Netflix subscription and want Pandora and Amazon .... and to be able to record shows. TiVo seems like the rational choice. I was considering Roku, but don't think that's the ticket for me.

Looks like I'll need to grovel to Comcast and get a cable decoder card and TiVO Premier and save some serious cash. I don't need Comcast's DVR and bundle nonsense. I've never used the phone they forced on me.

Thanks for any help here.:o

The Bridge - S01E02 - "Calaca" - 7/17/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 18:23
I think I still like this series. I know I like Demián Bichir (Det. Ruiz), I'm not so sure about Diane Kruger (Det. Cross). Bichir is one of those actors that mesmerizes me and when he's talking I just can't look away. I guess Kruger is ok, it's Detective Cross I don't like so much. I'm hoping that in a couple more episodes her character smooths out into someone who periodically does something that's a bit odd.

The series has a LOT of questions. Who killed the Mexicans who were trying to cross into the US? And more importantly, why? To bring attention to the 250 young women in Juarez? And are all (or most) of the 250 killings related? What does the Millright tunnel have to do with the dead girls on the bridge? Is the only connection that illegals used it to cross into the US?

I hope this all ties together in a plausible way.

CacheCard - problems installing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 17:22
As I have anticipated in my previous post http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...98#post9739698 I have issues with installing the driver for the cachecard onto my TiVo's drive.

1. the LBA48 CD from the 9th tee doesn't work, it does not boot correctly (yes I have downloaded it and burned it to disk again and again, same problem: "Can't find Knoppix filesystem, dropping to a (very limited) shell")

2. I have tried instead using the MFSlive boot CD which I have used succesfully to upgrade the TiVo in the past using the same hardware setup, and the driver package fron 9th tee. Since I don't have a PC with IDE ports anymore, I have to use a USB/IDE adapter which maps the TiVo disk as a scsi device (/dev/sdc); this works beautifully with mfstools which doesn't care if the TiVo drive is seen as IDE or SCSI. However, the nic_install binary for cachecard is apparently only looking for IDE devices as it cannot find the USB-attached disk.

Now, if the install binary were instead a script I could look through it and see what it does and do it manually; but since it's a compiled binary I cannot do that.

I tried to post a support request on the support site for 9th tee, however that bulletin board does not allow registrations so posting there is impossible.

Can anyone help? Jafa? :)

Lifetimed Series 3 OLED, upgraded in size, plus another for parts!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 16:37
We have had TiVos since their first unit. We have several S4 Premieres now.

We have two upgraded (in size) Lifetimed S3's. One still works great, the other died recently.

The one we used only for MRV "storage" died on us. It just has a clicking sound, which I think is the power supply but I've never delved into the hardware side of TiVo upgrading. Not sure it has any value, really.

If you have any interest in buying either from us, reply here and let me know what you'd offer.

The parts one I'd take almost any amount (though I plan to keep the fan as a spare). You're welcome to the hard drive--though I haven't tested to see if it works. It's either 750GB or 1TB, nto sure which.

For the working one, I won't consider anything under $200.

Tivo HD 3, motherboard replacement

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 13:34
I have a spare tivo hd3 i bought dirt cheap for parts. If I replace the motherboard with the other one will it register on my lifetime service as a different tivo?

tivo series 3hd has no video

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 07/20/2013 - 12:21

We read the posts and went with suggestions. So we replaced the power supply ~ that wasn't the problem. The fan worked, so that wasn't the problem. We finally figured out it was the HDMI port. How can we replace that? Do we have to un-soder it from another motherboard and re-soder it to ours? Can that be done without damaging the m/board?

Lots of Premium Channel shows to watch over the next few weeks

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 22:48
I watch several premium TV shows, but since I'm cheap, I only subscribe to the Premium channels a few months per year. Called D* tonight to see if they had any specials and scored all 4 movie channels (HBO, SHO, MAX, STARZ) for $25 per month for the next 3 months.

Currently downloading via VOD the following most recent seasons:

Game of Thrones
Nurse Jackie
Veep
Hunted
Banshee
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Spartacus: Vengeance
Spartacus: War of the Damned
Da Vinci's Demons

Also, the first three episodes of Dexter and the first episode of The Newsroom (and set up my series recordings for the rest of them).

I should be good until January or February when I do it again.

Man, I love Video On Demand.

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