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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.

Tivo without CableCard?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 20:30
So if the FCC has their way then CableCards will be terminated or powered off? When is this suppose to occur, and how do we return to our roots of just a Coax connection of 100 and below. Most of the signals are switching to Switched Digital and more analog will follow very soon. So this leaves the average TiVo with in a sense a Pandora's Box. We can embrace the digital needs and use Ondemand as primary source with OTA or giveup on our devices and plug our new HDMI machines into LCD's, HD, or 3DTV/Plasma things. Whichever you choose the counter is ticking down, and what will happen with Tivo will contracts expire because the need to use the service has been reduced?

what's your take and what will you do?

For us, we are already primarily using HuluPlus, Youtube, and Plex. Regardless of this decision January 2014 we are pulling the plug on our cable because we just don't use it as much as before. Besides the networks continue to cancel and pull shows there really is no need to watch broadcast for us. So why the delay for us, we are in legal binding contract with our apartment. Hey you can add service to increase your rent that's called an addendum but nope your damned if your try to decrease your rent.. So this January we will remove that add-on promptly. It's stupid really $75 for cable, 2.95 for the CableCard for Tivo / RR / Phone separately from Brighthouse. It really sucked we were unable to get a bundle bill with the cable.. LONG STORY. Don't want to go there.

Which Tivo for coaching? help please.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 19:57
Hi,

I have an option of getting a Tivo series 1 HDR112 unopened and not activated for $20 or a Tivo series 2 with a life time subscription for $40.

I want to use for coaching, just to setup a 30 sec delay coming from an JVC Everio HD camcorder to a TV. I know the stream will not be in HD and that is fine.

Which one do you recommend I get for the best setup? I don't have any experience in doing this and was hoping someone on the forums can help. Since I have heard so much about it.

Thanks!

Sharknado’s Top Moments – Twice Bitten

TiVo Blog - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 17:54
Sharknado originaly aired on July 11th, on SyFy at 9:00 p.m. EST, and within 3 days of airing, the SyFy original doubled the amount of TiVo households that tuned in to catch the sharktastic action. Sharknado was reported as the 5th top tweeted topic the week of July 11th, with over 318,000 tweets. A week later, ScyFy re-airs Sharknado at an earlier time slot and nearly tripled it’s TiVo household ratings. A few top moments spiked in the time-shifted second-by-second data captured by TiVo Research and Analytics, inc. Check out Continue Reading

Why Apple’s Ad Skipping Service is a Dumb Idea

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:32

Have you heard? Apple wants to get into the TV business. And the latest? The company supposedly wants to create a premium service that allows users to skip commercials. But wait, there’s more! Apple apparently thinks it can set up a revenue-sharing system that will pay programmers for the ads that viewers skip. According to former [...]

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Project Runway Season 12 - all season thread - spoilers to date!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 10:54
Yes, it's another dreaded Project Runway all-season thread. :p

Once again, a modest proposal: if you are the person starting the conversation about the current week's episode, it really really really helps the people who are watching 'behind' if you put the OAD and episode title in the post title field. That gives a nice, bold delineation showing that the episode has aired.

And now --

LOTS of changes this season.
  • a WHITE runway! hooray!
  • viewers vote to bring back a designer from a previous season
  • designers manage their own budget
  • Tim Gunn gets to put his two cents in during the judges' deliberations
  • Tim has one big SAVE he can pull out during the season
  • judges get to see the clothes close-up after the runway show is over
  • viewers can vote along with the runway show live and the like/dislikes show on screen during some of the shots at the end of the episode

Did you watch the episode yet? Discuss!

Big Brother 7/18/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 07:23
No real surprises, except WE are the MVP next week. Blah. I wonder if this was planned all along or a reaction to Elissa winning the first three? My gut tells me it was because of Elissa, and if that's the case, it means that the producers didn't think the MVP through when they installed it.

Any bets that Aaryn is the MVP choice to go up on the block, and that she doesn't go home? (assuming she's not put on the block by Jud.)

Camp - anyone watching? *Full season thread and spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 07:14
After two episodes, I'm just not sure about this show...

I hadn't heard anything about it but I have a Wishlist set to record "Pilot" episodes so it grabbed it. Then the first ep was so-so (there were no "WOW THIS IS AWESOME" moments) but it was kinda cute so I set a true SP in case it got better.

I swear my recording was at 8, but the language and situations were definitely not family-friendly 8pm materials.

It's a cute premise, but are there even really semi-rustic camps like that? For families? I would think it would be for kids only...? And it didn't seem to have a proportionate amount of parents to kids, and there were kids just being dropped off...? So it feels like they have a token small group of parents there for the sole purpose of interacting with the camp owner lady and talking about sex and alcohol. Though there's lots of talk about sex and alcohol amongst the kids, too.

The second ep didn't really draw me in much, either. There's nothing inherently wrong...it just seems kinda blah.

There was a quick mention of Harbor Springs which caught my ear--it's a Michigan city--so it got me wondering where this camp was supposedly located. I either missed any reference to it or it wasn't mentioned. But the city reference was made as a "He took his girlfriend there on an expensive vacation" -- which, yes it's a resorty town, but I can't see out-of-state people talking to friends about it like it was as well-known as Vegas or Miami. So I googled to see where it was supposed to be and couldn't find much...but it's filmed in Australia?!

Anyhow. I'm not sure if I'll keep watching. As it is, it's a background show.

Anyone else watching?

Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 23:06
Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

Don't be left stranded without your favorite programming! Time Warner Cable has not renewed its contract to provide you with all your favorite CBS shows. Don't be the only one who can't see NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The NFL on CBS, The PGA Tour, SEC Football, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, The Good Wife and the final season of How I Met Your Mother.

http://www.keepcbs.com/

Moca Problems with Motorola Modem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 13:35
Just wondering if anyone is having problems with their internet dropping when using the Moca boxes.

I have the following: Cable company has a split at the box, one side internet, one side TV. It passes through the POE filter, then routes through one moca, then to my Motorola S6120 modem. Modem ties into the moca, and continues on to a router and switch.

Frequently my modem reboots with the following message:
Cable Modem Reboot due to T4 timeout

The fun part is the time stamp on the modem is about 2 hours and 43 minutes different than the actual time, so coming the logs takes a little creativity. I had my provider come out and tell me all is fine and T3 and T4 drops are common.

I work from home so every time the modem wonks out, I have to redo my VPN connection for work and reboot my laptop. Lots of fun there.

So, anyone know of issues with moca damaging the cable signal or something? I really don't like having the moca as the first device.

Covert Affairs "Vamos" 7/16/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:54
I swear, Annie Walker has to be the worst spy ever. She does the exact opposite of what she's told to do half the time. She ignores the chain of command when she feels like it. She conducts her own missions seemingly whenever she wants to. Apparently, this season she can take spur of the moment vacations too. She's the hero of the show so everything works out in the end but she should have been fired for insubordination and being an all around being a crappy employee long ago. And she got Augie shot!

The 21st Annual ESPY Awards

TiVo Blog - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:38
Last night, we tuned in to the ESPYs, an awards show dedicated to celebrating the achievements of athletes and sports teams. Actor John Hamm hosted the show, bringing with him a wide repertoire of well-known presenters and special guests. The ESPYs put the winners in the hands of the fans. Voting was open to all, giving fans a chance to vote for their favorites in each category right until the show started. Some of the top winners were: Best Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams, Women’s Continue Reading

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