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The TiVo Premiere Fall Update Cometh

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 15:49

Fear not, TiVo Premiere owners… as our platform hasn’t yet been abandoned. And, within the next few weeks, the Fall Update will begin rolling out — bringing a variety of bug fixes, a far more usable Netflix app, Wishlists in HD, and dynamic tuner allocation for a better TiVo Mini and Stream experience. Unfortunately, the […]

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X-Files - Best 'stand-alone" episodes?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 14:53
I never watched this show during its original run on Fox, but with Amazon Prime I now have all the episodes available for streaming. I've been picking and choosing different episodes and prefer the ones without a continuing storyline. I watched one last night with Duane Barry and at the end of that I got the dreaded "To be continued..." So I watched the one after that but that wasn't the end either.

So what are some favorite stand-alones? I liked the one where the guy sucked the fat out of overweight women. Another was about a serial killer who liked to cut hair and fingernails off his victims.

Your favorite new show - Fall 2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 13:20
I don't think we have a thread for this yet.

So - what are we thinking? Honestly, there isn't too much new stuff that is really exciting me. If I had to pick one show right now, it would be The Blacklist. I loves me some James Spader.

I am waiting to see how good Reign will be - it is right up my alley (I love Period Dramas), and has gotten good buzz.

Right now there is nothing new that I "must see" right away (that is usually an indicator for me that I really like something).

I am much more involved in returning shows that I like at this point.

Anyone loving anything new?

Shows that regularly put you to sleep.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 13:14
I admit it, I'm sleep deprived. But some shows I stay awake and others put me out. Shows that regularly put me out:
NCIS LA
HAVEN
Warehouse 13
King and Maxwell

TiVo with Time Warner cable?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 13:08
Hi Guys.

Its been a long time since Ive been here...I moved to the country about 4 years ago, and got a DirecTV HD Tivo. I am now moving back to the city and Time Warner is my cable provider. They want to charge $15 per month for their HD DVR. I saw series 4 "lifetime" TiVo HD DVRs that claim they are cable compatible.

I have read many stickys and used the search function, but Im still not clear on how this works, and what actual equipment do I need. I just confused.

Can someone explain what I need to get to have a functioning HD DVR on cable?

Thanks!

Tivo Remote & Speakercraft CS3

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:37
I just got a SpeakerCraft CS3 sound bar, and it's great except that the remote that comes with it is awful. I would like to be able to change volume using my Tivo remote, but there's no code listing for Speakercraft. Does anyone know what code to enter to get the volume buttons to work with a SpeakerCraft CS3?

Thanks,

-Brian

HIMYM: "The Poker Game" - 10/14/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:09
"Game on, b*tch"?

Who is writing this stuff?

I did like the wedding gift subplot, and the scene where Barney tells off his mother and brother were funny. But the end? Terrible.

Number 1, are you dropping heat in here. Ok. Number 2..... :)

I’ll take Game Shows for $1,000, Alex!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:00
Whether we’re brushing up on scientific trivia or watching to see if someone really is smarter than a 5th grader, game shows have been a consistent part of television for many generations. What are a few of your favorite game shows throughout the decades?        The Price is Right Premiering in 1956, “The Price is Right” is the longest-running game show in history. Luckily for us, it’s still going strong! Originally hosted by Bob Barker, “The Price is Right” is now hosted by Drew Carey. The host may Continue Reading

Disappointing TIVO Tech Support and attitude

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 10:11
I have to say I am very very disappointed with the TIVO support and advice I was givens his week.

As a result of incorrect initial advice from clearly inexperienced Level 1 support, my TIVO HD is now stuck in a "guided setup" mode which always leads to the S03 error. I also followed subsequent advice from more experienced support people and did everything including the kickstart 57. But by then it was too late.

What really disappoints me (I have been a satisfied TIVO customer for 15 plus years) is that nobody at the company seems to feel any obligation to make any concessions towards fixing the situation. The only thing that makes sense to me now is for me to upgrade to the latest TIVO Roamio and move put this all behinds me (despite the fact that we have lost many hours of HD recordings). And, to my surprise TIVO is not willing to give me any credit or price considerations towards this! All they are willing to do is give me an exchange for an older model TiVo premiere at a price that is higher than I can purchase it on the internet.

Disappointing TiVo!:(

Can't find "Suggestions" to kill it...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 09:06
Hello, I have the RCN Premier TIVO. Trying to familiarize with finding things. But I can't find that blessed "Suggestions" function so I can delete it! I find the thousands of suggestions but can't stop it at all. Also trying to delete the selections....I find you can delete only ONE at a time... :(

Also, does any of you get a Mute icon moving around over the printed names? I contacted the chat on TIVO and was told it's not a TIVO. I then went to my server, RCN, and they said it's not theirs...whose is it for God's sake??? I'd like to make that annoying thing stay put in one corner, otherwise, to delete it.

Thanks ever so much for any help! :)

Network Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 08:41
I haven't seen this problem, so I thought I would ask. My series3 HD is hardwired to the same Router as my Computer. The Tivo will only see the Computer on occasion, I can't see any rhyme or reason for when it sees it and when it doesn't. My Laptop is wireless and the Tivo sees it all the time. I have rebooted everything one at a time and it seems if I reboot the main router where the cable comes into the house it will see the Tivo at least for a while. It will then disappear and come back on its own.
Any thoughts?

LightSpeaker: The Imaginary Sonos & Nest Lovechild

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 10/15/2013 - 07:38

Within the last week, both Sonos and Nest released new products. And, while each is somewhat compelling in its own right, I can’t say I’m in the market for either. First, Nest has beautified and modernized another mundane home appliance. But the connected Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector runs a lofty $129 and, with 5 existing […]

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Recordings mysteriously disappeared

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 21:38
Last night, I had one of the weirdest problems I've ever seen on a Tivo.

I was browsing the listings, and set recordings for two episodes of the 2013 World Series of Poker. For some reason, I had thought maybe I missed those episodes and/or they were two full hour long episodes of what previously was shown as a 1.5 hour episode(*).

It was 8:00 or 8:01 (the first episode had just barely started).

I realized I had already recorded those episodes... But the previously recorded episodes WERE NO LONGER IN MY Now Playing list. I even have a screenshot of my kmttg session from VERY soon before (within an hour, I think much sooner), that shows those two episodes still there. They were NOT in recently deleted, and trying to actually transfer them with kmttg failed.

The Tivo WASN'T completely full, and there were a bunch of other recordings in recently deleted.

I don't completely discount the infinitesimal possibility of me accidentally deleting them, but it seems very unlikely.

I recorded them last night, and set recordings again tonight (to get the min or so I missed at the beginning).. and they're on On Demand.. so I am in no danger of actually missing them..

But I have never noticed recordings *seemingly* mysteriously being deleted.

(*) I asked in the SP alerts thread, but have since found out that the On Demand listings _do_ show two "hour" (~47 min) episodes even for the 1.5 hour episodes sporadically for the past few weeks.

2ghz splitter worth it for Moca?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:49
My Comcast signal is okay, perhaps could be better -- occasionally a glitch here and there. Tech support suggested that some overall sluggish issues could be signal related and improved with 2ghz splitter (granted they probably say that rather than admit Premier 4 is crappy performance - LOL).

Anyhow, I currently have a 4-way 1ghz splitter but was thinking of bumping up to 2ghz to be more Moca-compliant. However, I noticed that the loss on a 2ghz is -9.6db vs. -7.4 with <1ghz.

Which is more important: more ghz or more dbs?

The splitter I was looking at as an example was Monster TGHZ-4RF.

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-TGHZ-4...dp/B00003CWG4/

What does Power Pass on one of the outputs mean?

Also, 2nd issue: I have 3 feeds being used in the 4-way, 1 feed currently unused and another feed is not connected at all. I was thinking of maybe adding a 2-way to one leg of the 4-way to add the two unused rooms. If I do this, can I mix 1ghz and 2ghz?

Picture stretched vertically

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 18:53
I've been using my Tivo Premiere for about 7 months, hooked up to a 4:3 screen with the Tivo settings set to 16:9 / 720p so I'd be able to use the HD menus and had no issues with the picture until last week when I had to reset my tuning adapter by unplugging it since all channels were out which happens every couple of months for some reason. After powering up the tunning adapter I noticed that the picture is stretched a bit vertically on most channels and now I can not adjust it from FULL-PANEL-ZOOM which I was able to do before. I've tried everything I could possibly think of from calling Tivo and TWC to rebooting the Tivo and repeating guided setup but could not correct it. Any suggestions?

Also what's the deal with the tunning adapter needing to be reset every so often which caused the Tivo not to record my shows many times, by the way I already replaced it with another and it's still the same deal! Thanks.

Will rcn TiVo work on comcast???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:18
Picked up a TiVo premiere 4 from a yard sale for 20 bucks this weekend. Can I put a comcast multi streamcable card in the TiVo and will it activate ?? Or did I flush 20 bucks down the drain???

Remote Skip Forward Issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 15:53
I use the skip forward extensively to bypass commercials.
When a commercial break occurs, I usually press the skip forward button 6 times for 3 minutes and then 1 at a time until show comes back and jump back to the return point.

Every once in a while, when I press the skip forward several times quickly, the Tivo jumps forward by ticks, similar to pressing skip forward while Tivo is fast forwarding.

Does ayone else experience this issue?
I thought it was just my universal remote since I was using learning buttons, but it still happens on my new Roamio with the Tivo remote.

I wish I could disable the jump tick feature since I rarely use it and would like to have other options than the 2 they give in the menu.

bdog

Person of Interest - Season 3 questions **spoiler**

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 15:52
I think we are on season 3 these days? I have 2 questions.

There is a new, younger woman on the show named Shaw. I don't remember her at all. I'm assuming she joined at the end of season 2? Can anyone remind me what her story is?

Why is Carter not a detective anymore? I'm assuming she got in some kind of trouble, but I don't remember.

Trying to ditch Comcast DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 13:43
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and honestly a bit overwhelmed by all the options on the Tivo front.

I'm starting to move around ebay because I have identified that I want a lifetime subscription and at least 2 tuners + HD.... for less than $350 if possible.

Does anyone have any suggestions or am I crazy for trying to accomplish this?

Also, what line should I be targeting?

Masters of Sex - Showtime (Season 1 Thread) SPOLIERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:46
Don't see any episode threads for this, so I thought I'd create one for the season. If anyone wants to create an episode by episode thread, please do so.

Anyone watching? I have caught the first two eps and like it so far.

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