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What Are TiVo’s Social Intentions?

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 15:11

Let’s face it, most social apps and interaction on television platforms are tedious silos… including TiVo’s very own Twitter app that launched on Virgin Media in 2011. However, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers has communicated that family and friends will “soon” be able to share viewing recommendations. And we wonder if, instead of managing this through a [...]

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, New Washington Post Owner

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 17:44

The Internet is transforming almost every element of the news business: shortening news cycles, eroding long-reliable revenue sources, and enabling new kinds of competition, some of which bear little or no news-gathering costs. There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy.

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Roku Channels Redbox Instant

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 16:59

While Verizon’s Redbox Instant reps were a bit cagey at CES as to when, or if, we might see a Roku client for their burgeoning streaming service, the channel has just launched. And, based on the image above, it looks to have been in final testing the last month. As a refresher, Redbox Instant is [...]

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Last Chance for Love on TV This Week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 7PM ET The season concludes after a shocking twist revealed Brooks Forester did not reciprocate Desiree’s feelings. Now we will find out if she will pick between Chris and Drew or if her heart still holds out for someone who doesn’t “feel like the moments apart are hard enough”.     TUESDAY – Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 7PM ET Alyssa, a 414lb. woman was in a car accident at age 10. The car accident not only took the life of her beloved mother, Continue Reading

FiOS TV To Revamp Tablet Streaming With Motorola’s Help

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:50

By way of DSLReports comes news of the Verizon FiOS TV VAP2500. The Motorola box: enables you to transmit multiple standard- and high-definition video streams throughout your home wirelessly. You can enjoy a full range of video services and applications without having to run wires, lay cables, or drill holes. Further, documentation refers to the upcoming [...]

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Is it Me? or is that the way it is? SPS88S

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 04:21
I really can't live without the 4X FF to go back to PLAY feature, it's just seems like I lose it each time the Mini TiVo wakes up or I imagining things?

I'm not sure cuz I've had to reboot the little sucka a few time since I got it and set it up on Friday.

Is there a way to make the remote codes stick beyond a reboot?

Considering Tivo Premieres

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 01:45
I'm considering switching from Directv to cable and hate the old school moto UI so I was think of getting 3 Tivo Premieres. My cable company is Charter and I was just curious what/if there were any known issues as of late? I read a few horror stories about losing all channels etc. and that would not be acceptable but I guess more then anything I'm just curious what people using tivo's with charter's experience has been. To be clear I am not in a test market so the tivo's are not provided by Charter.

The Killing Season Two Finale - spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/05/2013 - 00:28
It was great for an hour and 10 minutes. Then it went off the rails. Just awful at the end. Linden became a complete moron. The writing became inexcusably bad. I just could not believe the thud they ended what should have been a good season with...

Used Tivo purchase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 19:11
I bought a used Tivo off of Craig's list and I need to know how to get it registered onto my account so my PC and other Tivos will communicate with it. I think the Media Access Key on the new device needs to be changed to match my other Tivos and the Tivo Desktop program. I can't find on Tivo.com how to do this. I asked the person I purchased it from if he had registered it in his Tivo account and he did not know what I was talking about so I don't think he ever registered it online.

Watching Baseball on Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 15:17
I am using the "new" Tivo program that lets you watch major league baseball games on your Tivo if you have a paid subscription to mlbtv.com. Very cool. But the last couple games the picture quality on my TV (thru Tivo) has been very bad - as bad or worse than old analog. I just spent an hour with the mlbtv.com techies running through a bunch of options including rebooting Tivo, wireless router and bandwidth (all good). The mlbtv techie then told me to check for Tivo updates. I then said those updates usually come automatically, but I would check. I plan to check a game or two during the week to see if weekend games might be a problem. I will also talk to my cable company.
I am watching the Seattle at Baltimore game and the picture is horrible. Has anyone else run into this problem? Could it simply be a problem with the connection between my cable company and the company broadcasting this game?

Any thoughts approeciated.

Hank
Custer SD
e-mail: hanknjoyce@netzero.net

new Premiere XL4 on the ropes in Berkeley, CA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 14:56
For perspective, I am a long time Tivo owner and advocate.

We moved to a new place in Berkeley, CA from Santa Cruz, CA. I have a long time, and reliable Series 3 (the first HD unit as you all know).

I treated myself to a new Premiere XL4 for the new place.

In total, and in summary, I have spent almost 35 hours with Tivo tech support, and the Berkeley/Richmond Comcast folks. As of today, with TWO XL4 units, seven Cable Cards (four of them brand new sealed in their packages) and perhaps 100 pairings, we cannot receive a single channel.

The last FOUR HOUR conference call with Tivo tech support and the COMCAST pairing folks resulted in the final determination:

Tivo asserts there is a new channel mapping they will provide within 5 Business days which will fix this. That means a little later this week as the call was last Thursday. If that fails, I get my full refund and never look back.

Anecdotal information: my reliable Series 3 behaves exactly the same way - no channels whatsoever.

Anecdotal information: the XFINITY 4 tuner DVR works fine so the cable, and physical layer, etc. is OK.

What leads me to believe I am domed WRT the Tivo at this new building is the fact my daughter lives three blocks from here and her Premier works without a hitch. I returned the first "swap out" XL4 after the replacement unit behaved exactly like the first.

Before anyone starts hating on COMCAST, they have gone way beyond to help and are at a loss. At one point I had seven Cable cards, and a two and four channel DVR here without anyone giving me grief.

I can recite almost any field from the Cable Card menus from memory.

What I rhetorically ask is can an incorrect channel mapping result in 100% total no channels? I have seen wrong mappings or missing mappings, and so some channels do not appear in previous spins with Tivo over the years.... But TOTAL, 100% NO channels in what is a major metropolitan area? (Berkeley is across the Bay from San Francisco if you are not familiar).

FYI - I am tired of this whole ordeal. And, candidly, the XFINITY 4 channel DVR is pretty damn slick.

I'll post a short note when the "fix" works or if it does not. I'm not even sure when to test or what to do to test - once the mappings are in place. I assume redo Guided Setup.

regards,

patrick

Can I replace the hard drive in a series 3 with one from a premier?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 14:33
My series 3 HD appears to have a bad hard drive(stuck in powering up). A while back I bought a new Tivo premier from Best Buy for $29 open box. Can I take the hard drive out of the premier and put it in the series 3 since the series 3 has a lifetime subscription.

TIA,
JHawk

ipad downloads

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 13:46
havent bought a stream yet but am trying to assess filesize on a retina upad per hour assuming HD content. Tivo didnt know but is quick to spec out their premiere's content in hours of HD recording. :)

also with an 802.11n network, what type of transfer times have people experienced since transcoding of some type is required?

thanks!

No audio after fast forward to end/current

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 12:27
I'm seeing a weird problem with my Series4. If I pause live tv for a while, then fast forward to the end of the line (current time), when the signal comes out of ffwd I get video but no audio. Changing the channel brings back the audio, as does pausing for a second then pressing play. I also get audio if I time it right where I press play as it's coming out of ffwd...just wanted to see if that worked while I was troubleshooting. :) Restarting hasn't helped.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Mirroring fee for second receiver

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 11:10
Is it still $5.00

turtle

Series 3 HD cable tuner vs S4 tuner?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 09:09
For the past few months I've been having a couple channels that show 'No signal' on my S3 HD (Tcd652160). I have Comcast and use a single M-card. The problem is with two of the local channels. I also have a Premiere and a Premeire 4 in the house and neither of the S4 have issues with those (or any) channels. All of the cable feeds receive approximately the same strength (coming from a 4-way splitter).

Since my S3 HD is in a less used location, I haven't been all that active about fixing it, but yesterday, I finally decided to do some testing. I had already tried a different cable card and that did not make any difference. Yesterday, I took the S3 and hooked it up in a location where I already have an S4. The S4 typically sees 60-70 signals in this location. The S3 hooked up saw no signal on any channels. I removed a splitter (for a MOCA bridge) at that location and I was able to see some signals with the S3, but there were quite a few channels that saw nothing. The S4 works with the splitter, the S3 is marginal without the splitter.

My question is has anybody else compared the cable card tuner in the S3 HD to the S4? If so, do you find they are equally sensitive or does the S3 suffer from lower sensitivity?

I suspect there is an issue with my S3 tuner (perhaps from a lightning surge or something) and I was going to try a replacement from Ebay, but if others have found the S3 tuner to be generally weak, then I will probably just go ahead and get a Tivo mini to replace it. I don't want to give up on the S3 because it has lifetime service.

TivoCasting with Flingo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 08/04/2013 - 02:09
Here's a shocker, Flingo was testing a module that would fling videos from your PC. https://github.com/Flingo/Flingo/downloads

The item is in experimental form called "Flingo for Desktop" 2yrs ago.
Could this be where Google came up with ChromeCast?



Instructions are simple>
1) goto download link I gave you install the version for your system.
*** THERE WILL BE A FLINGO ICON AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR RIGHT SCREEN - RIGHT CLICK IT***
2)choose a directory path or individual file to your drive
3)From Tivo hit (Find TV, Movies and Videos) click Web Video Launchpad.
4)choose "FLing Queue" from top.
5)Laugh as you now see your videos listed on your tv
6)pick a video and hit play.

To clear your cache follow steps from Tivo:

To watch videos from your Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the video you wish to view.
2.Press Play to begin playing the video.
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To remove videos from your Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the History menu option.
2.Select the video to remove from the queue by pressing the right arrow button and scrolling through the list of recently played videos.
3.From the popup menu on the right, select Remove Fling.
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To clear your entire Fling Queue on your TiVo device:
1.From the Fling Queue menu, navigate to the History menu option.
2.Select the first video in the list.
3.From the popup menu on the right, select Clear Queue.

30min Buffer GLITCH

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 08/03/2013 - 22:57
Was on DisneyJunior ch. 179 on Brighthouse "Octonauts" before the change over for 10pm. Tried to hit record and the buffer said (Would you like to explore or setup a season Pass?) no, I want to hit record. Nope, was not allowed. This is the first time I have seen this on my Premiere XL.:confused:

Note: I was at the last 5mins not the the last min.
Also I am also running early release that seems to be so very buggy.

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