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Potential new TiVo buyer, I have Moca questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:47
I currently have Comcast basic service with NO Comcast boxes. I use tuners on my Macs to record and then stream to Apple TVs on our two HD TVs. Well, Comcast is going to very soon encrypt basic channels, so I have to do something. I really don't want to go satellite, and we are in a very difficult area for antenna, so I thought TiVo would be the easiest solution. I started reading all about it, and soon discovered that I needed to learn about Moca. Yikes. Looks simple, but the diagrams on the TiVo web site all show a cable modem in the mix, which I don't have, so I'm confused.

My setup would be:

Roamio Plus at the main TV, no ethernet available
Mini at second TV, also no ethernet available
Moca adapter in the equipment closet
The closet has Uverse modem, Apple Airport Extreme, and ethernet switch

What do I need to connect the Moca adapter to to establish the Moca network? I assume router and switch, but will that be sufficient? Thanks.

The Michael J Fox Show - 9/26/13 S01E01 Pilot & S01E02 Neighbor

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:05
The previews looked good and I was hoping it would be good, but I was pleasantly surprised just how good it was.

Very touching/emotional at times. But also just a decent feel-good comedy. Reminded me (just a little) of Go On from last season, but better.

Definitely a keeper.

PYtivo can't access shares

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 20:54
Hello, I've been using pyTiVo with no problems until lately.

Some background, I'm running it on Windows XP and storing the shares on network attached storage.

When I launch it, a DOS window show up like this:

As far as I know, this is normal.

I use the URL http://localhost:9032/, in google chrome, version 29.0.1547.75 (which I'm told is the up to date version), to show a screen that lists my TiVos and share names. That works fine too. And if I click on a TiVo, it shows me the Now Playing list of that TiVo with no problem. The problem is if I click on a Share to show what's in the share. That used to work. But now I get a screen that says: "No data receive", like this:

I've tried restarting pyTiVo through the 9032 screen... I've tried closing it down and restarting from scratch, and I've tried rebooting the whole computer, and also rebooting the router, but nothing seems to cure my problem. Does anybody any other ideas I might try?

Oh, the first thing I thought was that maybe I'm not logged on to my NAS, but I am, and in fact, I can view the share folders via Windows Explorer with no problem, so I don't think there's anything wrong with the NAS or Windows XP's connection to it.

Also, Google Chrome seems to work just fine for me when I use it to surf the internet, so I'm not seeing anything obviously wrong with my browser.

cancel comcast to get cheaper new customer promo's later?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 19:46
Im selling my xl4. Ill be without cable tv until the s5 goes on sale. Im betting around holiday season. I dont want to hold onto my xl4 until s5 goes on sale because i believe xl4 resale value will be even less at that time. So im wondering if i should cancel my internet from Comcast at the same time i cancel my comcast TV and temporarily add dsl service until i am readyto add comcast TV/internet at the same time . Ive been told after not having service for 3 months i will be eligable for new subscriber promo rates fro m Comcast. Anyone know if ill get cheaper deals from comcast if i cancel both services now from Comcast vs. Just TV?

Netflix Super HD (1080p) on my Roamio!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 18:32
Maybe already discussed (sorry if I have missed).

I saw a post claiming Netflix was streaming in 1080p on AppleTV and other devices.


I confirmed on AppleTV, then I tried on the Roamio. YEP!! 1080p goodness. Looks great!

AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 15:26
Would like to use AirPlay to mirror my TiVo recording stream to my Apple TV/TV

Do we think updates are over for Premieres?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:45
Now that Roamio is out, is Premiere dead?

The Official British TV Shows thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:31
I hope this thread is not against the rules and I hope it generates some interest. I'd like to use it to document, without spoilers but with show descriptions stuff that's currently on the UK (At any given moment). There's so much good stuff that never reaches here.

My list could be endless but what I've recently watched

* Vera (Season 3): Grumpy northern detective, similarities to Morse
* The new season of Whitechapel
* What Remains: A 4 part mystery, not as good but similar to Broadchurch)
* Moone Boy, a fantastic, light hearted 30 min comedy starring Chris O'Dowd of IT Crowd fame, though it's really about the boy.
* New Tricks: It's in it's last season and really not that good anymore
* Good Cop, a dark cop-gone-bad show starring Warren Brown from Luther
* Life of Crime, about a policewoman at 3 points in her career over 20 or so years
* Scott and Bailey (season 3 I think). 2 female detectives

As you can see I prefer cop/drame to comedies but they are all good shows.

Can I install my cable card from a series 3 to premier?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:29
I have a series 3HD with a working Comcast cable card that I would like to put into a new premier xl. Both tivos are on the same TiVo account. Can I do this or do I have to swap the card with Comcast and activate the new card?


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 14:04
Will moca pass through a tuning adapter?

TWC Copy-Protecting OTA Channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 13:13

I live in Raleigh, NC and Time Warner Cable seems to have copy protection turned on at times for a channel that is available OTA. I record Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nightline, and Katie from 11:33 p.m. to 2:05 a.m. from our local ABC affiliate, WTVD HD, from the cable box. OTA it is 11.1, but from the Time Warner Cable box it is 1111. I can record these programs OK, but when Katie ends, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire comes on, and my Pioneer DVR pauses recording, saying the show is copy-protected. Fortunately I am not interested in that show anyway, it's just that I catch the first few minutes of it at the end of recording the earlier shows. I am not even trying to record the HDMI output, since my Pioneer DVR does not support it; I am recording the output of the cable box to my Pioneer DVR using composite cables, and yet I am seeing copy protection issues with two OTA channels.

I do not currently use Tivo but I thought this would be the best place to ask about this because Tivo users will certainly have the most experience with copy protection. I read somewhere that copy protection (or maybe it is CCI?) is not allowed on OTA stations, even if those stations are rebroadcast on cable.

The same thing happens when our local MeTV affiliate, OTA 50.2 (Time Warner Cable 151) airs The Dick Van Dyke Show. Suddenly the copy protection (or CCI, or whatever it is) is turned on. This only happens when I try to record from the cable box. If I use my Magnavox recorder which has a digital tuner and can tune the channels directly, it does not have a problem with copy protection.

Still, my understanding is that the cable companies are not allowed to restrict copying on programs that air on channels that are available OTA, even when they are rebroadcast on cable. Note that this only happens when I try to record from the Cisco cable boxes. For some reason there is no copy protection on the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes, even though Cisco took over Scientific Atlanta. I am guessing it is because the Scientific Atlanta boxes are older and maybe don't have the firmware needed to support copy protection? Since the copy protection does not occur when using my Magnavox DVR's digital tuner, and it does not occur with the Scientific Atlanta cable boxes, it appears to only be an issue for the Cisco cable boxes, and right now it is only for a few programs on the ABC affiliate channel and the MeTV affiliate channel, but I am worried this is going to expand.

Can I file a complaint against Time Warner Cable with the FCC, and if so, how do I do that? There is no point in complaining to TWC--I could not even get them to fix issues I had with my cable signal in the past. My complaints about that went nowhere and I kept calling until a supervisor told me it would be better if I hired an electrician to fix the signal problem. If they are non-responsive to signal problem reports, they certainly are not going to be responsive to my complaints about the copy protection on the OTA channels.



I thought six tuners was enough, but perhaps not ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:37
I recently replaced three Series 3 boxes with a Roamio Pro and two Minis. Since I pad all of my recordings, I tend to utilize more tuners than most people. I just checked the "To Do" List", and it looks like my machine will be using 5 tuners at once tonight. During this time, I won't even be able to stream live TV to one of the Minis. I guess six tuners isn't as many as I first thought. :)

Premiere 2 Tuner lifetime, 2TB upgrade, OTA/Cable, 320 GB drive backup, $350 obo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:33
Includes the peanut remote, power and hdmi cables it came with, as well as the original 320 GB drive it came with which you can keep as a backup.

$350 or best offer

(sorry I tried to update the thread title but it didn't work so I made a new thread)

Nashville Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:48
Season 2 thread. If there is enough interest, please feel free to start weekly threads and we can let this one die.

I'm still liking this show a lot.

Juliet is my favorite character. She's just got so many layers. I love to hate her, but I also actually like here sometimes, too. And she did not disappoint this ep.

Not crazy about the flashbacks/dreams. We already know the back story of Rayna and Deacon so I'm not sure what the point was of us seeing Rayna seeing that while she was in the coma? But at least she's awake now and we don't have to deal with an amnesia storyline.

Scarlett and Gunner are my least favorite storyline still, but not hating them as much as I did last season.

Discount due to Fios MPEG4 (rant)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:28
Alright, so I am a bit frustrated at Tivo here. Let me know if you think I am out of place in my thinking.

First off, I have a TivoHD and I now can't get some channels on Fios due to the MPEG4 changes. The first part of my frustration with Tivo comes with the fact that the TivoHD supports MPEG4 (as shown by the Australian Tivo and Netflix), so this is pure "planned obsolescence." It had been known for years that the cable companies were going to move to MPEG4.

That said, I called up Tivo a week ago and they offer me a deal that was apparently offered a while back. $50 off a Premiere 4 and $200 off lifetime service for it ($498 total). This is of course not a deal, since MSD wise I already get $100 off and the box is easily found at >$80 off. More specifically, an example would be Tivo selling them through Woot for $149 with an included Stream. With MSD that would be $548 total with the included stream. So really, Tivo wasn't offering me anything special (and in some ways a worse deal). The deal offer gets more offensive when you think about the fact that the Premiere is now an obsolete product to Tivo. They are trying to get me to spend $500 on an outdated product, that I have no idea if the core functionality will be broken tomorrow on.

Now, I fully believe that they should offer me something special. They chose to make the box obsolete ahead of its "lifetime." Really, I think I should get a free lifetime on the replacement box as a consolation for the fact that they "broke" it intentionally. (Maybe a bit harsh in words, but they could have easily provided the functionality.)

So I call them back today. I explain how I feel that they have wronged me by knowingly not implementing something they new would be used in the near future. Then I said that I don't want an already out of date box (Premiere). Could they just provide the $200 discount on a box that I am less likely to fall prey to the same issues in the next couple of years (Roamio)? After waiting for 15 or so minutes on the phone for the rep to talk to a supervisor. The answer is NO (no offer of any kind). Basically, Tivo's failure is my loss. I guess I didn't expect much, but this new Tivo would be my 5th. I didn't think I was asking for too much.

Sad thing is I am perfectly happy with my TivoHD, I don't need to upgrade. However, if I am forced to upgrade, I am not going to spend my money on something that is already out of date.

Done. Alright, frustration vented.

Lucky 7 9/24/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:43
Another US ripoff of a UK series ("The Syndicate").

Apparently we're all still too stupid to understand what a "syndicate" is vs. a "lottery pool."

They work at a gas station now, not a grocery store. But the gas station is going to get sold to a chain, just like the grocery store was. Pitiful they can't even be bothered to come up with their own ideas. Even the characters are the same... a set of brothers (even in the same situations), an overweight woman... blah blah blah blah.

Season pass deleted.

If you think you might like the story, go get the UK version. History says that if this even makes it to the season finale without being canceled, the UK version will still be better.

Win Walter White’s Undies

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:16

As Breaking Bad draws to a close, the Emmy award winning series that attributes its longevity to Netflix, is auctioning off over 200 props shown onscreen. Amongst the Sony Pictures memorabilia are Walt’s iconic tighty-whiteys, haz-mat suit, and Pontiac Aztek - that’s sold as is, and will require a flat bed to get home. I imagine the relatively [...]

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Watch The Spiral on Netflix

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:07
I couldn't stop watching it. I just finished all 4 seasons. 5th and 6th coming in the future. It is a very intense can't stop watching it show. Great characters. IT is more of a rated-R movie than a watered down glossy network tv show.

French show. French police. French Law system. Subtitles. Don't let that stop you.

End of Blacklist: "Set your DVR Season Pass now"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:00
(I usually don't watch the previews, so this may not be a new thing)

Wow.. I was so shocked to hear that. The networks are now embracing DVR. I guess they are giving up.

Or it could be that NBC is owned by Comcast, which sells DVR service.


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