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You can watch Tom Terrific! TEE RIFFIC!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:21
OK, I guess you gotta be as old as me to remember watching Tom Terrific on Captain Kangaroo. I do.

I really, really, liked it and I'm sure I saw every minute of it.

I was thinking that it was pretty primitive 2D animation.

Look! It was!

http://archive.org/details/TomTerrif...stYoungManfred

What always amazes me is how slow-moving TV was in our day. The title sequence alone would have today's kids changing channels.

This is why I almost get epileptic when I see just a minute of what's on the Disney channel.

Is now the time to buy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:45
Hey guys,
I'm considering buying a Premier 4 since I'm moving from an apartment with UVerse to one where I'll need to get Comcast; and I don't think I can take the Comcast supplied DVR. I long ago had a first gen DirecTivo but haven't had any flavor of TiVo since and I've always looked forward to getting another some day.

My question is, should I maybe wait? I understand the Premier 4 is a few years old at this point and TiVo likely has something new coming down the channel in a few months or so? As much as I hate Comcast's boxes, does it maybe make more sense for me to hang out and get whatever the new offering is with a lifetime sub once it becomes available rather than dropping a couple hundred on something now and retiring it in a year?

Any advice is much appreciated.

Echostar & Channel Master Prep New OTA DVR

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:05

Boxee may have abandoned the market to secure their survival, but Echostar & Channel Master are teaming up once again to tap the over-the-air television market with a new line of retail DVR. According to a FCC filing (embedded below), the two Channel Master K77 models “combine access to broadcast programming with over-the-top and DVR functionalities.” Both [...]

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Graceland S01E05 "O-Mouth" July 11th

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:45
For some reason my FRO SP is not picking this up. Have to manually set to record.

Premiere and TiVo HD and SDV adapters

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:33
I have a TiVo Premiere and a TiVo HD. I recently got an HD TV, so now I can start taking advantage of HD programing.

I subscribe to Charter Cable and on their CableCard instructions they instruct that you need a SDV adapter with the TiVo and CableCard. I am trying to understand what I need before I start installation and equipment requests from Charter.

My question: Do I need an SDV adapter for each TiVo, or just one?

If Just one... How do I connect the USB portion to each TiVo?

How is the SDV adapter controlled... Is it by each TiVo? Or what?

Many thanks for any help,

Andy D

TiVo DT Dual Tuner x2 80 HR / 360 HR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:56
I have two TiVo DT (Dual Tuner) boxes.
One is bone stock, not upgraded. 80-hour.
The other is upgraded with a 360-Hour SD drive (320 GB Wester Digital HD)
I'd like to get them both out of my storage area, but I hate to just drop them off at Goodwill or throw them away.

PM if interested.

FOR SALE: TiVo Premiere 45-Hour TCD746320

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:53
I just finished the 1-year contract on this unit. It has been unused and stored in the Premiere 4 box since I purchased the Premiere 4 4 months ago.
Upgraded to the 4 and a Mini.

PM if interested.

Big Brother 7/10/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:22
No thread yet?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is Helen/Elissa completely discounting the fact that even with an MVP candidate on the block she might still be the primary target this week? They seem to figure whoever they put up will automatically be getting enough votes.

Not liking Nick up there. I'm not quite sure why he didn't lie to Elissa and say he wouldn't vote her off and then just do it. The original deal wasn't that Nick wouldn't vote for her, was it? I thought it was just that if he threw the competition, he was safe for two weeks. I might have missed where he wasn't supposed to vote for her either. Can enough girls turn on the boys to make Nick the target?

I don't watch the after hours or live feed, but I've been reading more and more about how bigoted this cast is. I don't know if this is different than other casts or not. Maybe it's because they are young and have not learned to filter their thoughts yet or not. I don't think there's any spoilers here unless off camera comments that have no effect on the game outcome are, but here's an article which lists some of the comments.

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/

DON'T READ IF YOU THINK THIS IS A SPOILER! As SOME bigoted comments came out in a previous episode, I feel it's fair game.

'Beware the Batman' - New cartoon series

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:20
FYI,

Batman returns to TV in a new animated series, debuting July 13th on Cartoon Network. Looks like it's completely CGI.

Quote: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Beware the Batman - Trailer

Two and a Half Men to replace the half a man with

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:12
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,5037425.story

Spoiler: "Two and a Half Men" is about to become "Two Men and a Gay Woman."

Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones -- whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as "filth" last year -- CBS' hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses.

Channels randomly not tuning, signal lock=no

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 21:42
I have tried the search but couldn't find anything. I have been having this problem for about the last month but have not been able to resolve it. I have a Series 3 with two Comcast cable cards. It has been working fine for almost 2 years but in the last month channels will randomly not tune. I can be watching something a the screen will go black, or I will try to change the channel and not be able to tune. I have had Comcast out twice and they replaced the cards and ran new cable to be sure the signal strength is strong. When I look at signal strength it shows me 0 and "No digital signal". The DVR diagnostics screen is showing signal lock=no. Usually I can restart the TiVo or wait and the channel will come back. It seems to happen to all channels randomly, but only a few channels at a time. I don't know what to do next. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.

Tivo Rebooted During Transfer, Now Won't Transfer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 20:36
Had just transferred multiple shows over 3-4 days, so I know it was working. I was transferring two shows from Win7 laptop to Series 2 Tivo, when the Tivo rebooted. Now, transfers won't work at all. The two shows were still in To Do List, but not doing anything. I cancelled/deleted the two transfers in To Do List, hard re-booted the Tivo and Laptop. Added show to To Do List, no luck. When I try to transfer a show from laptop, it shows up in To Do List, but nothing happens.

TIA, Curtis

seasons pass transfer to new hard drive

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 19:53
I have a Tivo Premiere Elite. I will be installing a new hard drive this week end (I hope). Are their any way to save my seasons passes so I can transfer them?

Stuck on "Acquiring Channel Information"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 17:56
It seems I'm having a problem and it's driving me absolutely bonkers. I just got a new Tivo, and I'm stuck on the Acquiring Channel Information screen at 75%. I've gone through two cable cards, and finally a Charter tech came out today to try and help. He finally got everything hooked up correctly - and got a "hit" on the card and tuning adapter. He said that on the Charter side of things, the cards appeared to take the hit.

I'm still stuck on this screen.

I've totally erased my Tivo and started guided setup again... and I've still got this screen.

Any ideas? Or any info I can provide that might help resolve my problem?

SETCH broken on TiVo Mini?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:59
The port 31339 TiVo Remote Control interface on the TiVo Mini fails with any usage of the SETCH (Set Channel) command. To wit:

Send: SETCH 17
Receive: CH_STATUS 0709 LOCAL
Receive: CH_FAILED INVALID_CHANNEL

I've now seen this on countless TiVo Mini boxes in dozens of configurations so it seems universal to the model. Has anyone else seen this? Is anyone aware of a resolution? Assuming this is a TiVo bug, any suggestions on who/how to report this kind of low-level bug?

Thanks.

TiVo's two different audio settings?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:15
TiVo's (P4 in my case) two audio settings -
1) is classified 'Dolby Digital'
2) is classified as 'Dolby Digital to PCM'.

Though - I am unsure what the difference is or when to use#1 is vs. #2?

Hey photoshopgrl!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 13:00
You see this?

Dr. Phil reruns on OWN.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:37
God I can't believe I'm admitting this, but our household is a bit addicted to Dr. Phil on OWN, and have been for a while.

But I am FRUSTRATED. How many years of crap has he put out, and OWN only plays, like, 100 of them-and some of them are REALLY lame?

I don't care about your weight loss challenge from 2008! Play more about creepy husbands! Or mixed-up Moms!

Sheesh. :o Anyone else watch the reruns?

BREAKING NEWS: TiVo Rolling Out Multiroom Upgrade to RCN in September including DTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:18
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r284...29977101597132

Quote: [TiVo] TiVo Update 20.2.2.3 ALL Markets..

Good Morning Everyone,

I've been traveling and on vacation for a bit and haven't been checking in here as much as I would like to, however, I wanted to give a quick update on the TiVo Front and communicate that we have pushed out a patch to your TiVo's over the last few weeks.

Right now we are wrapping up Chicago which will complete our TiVo Upgrades. This update has a number of under the hood enhancement and bug fixes. There is no UI changes but several fixes to on-going issues such as. :

TiVo's going into a Service Level A issue and thinking they are in-active.

Bug that was causing TiVo's to reboot spontaneously.

Customers with two or more premieres that had MRS turned off still got the option to PLAY content from the other TiVo Premiere. (V123) Error

And there was some other bugs that were affecting us when we staged them in the warehouses.

This will complete the upgrades until around september when we will be tracking another upgrade for the TiVo Population. That upgrade will have a lot of enhancements around MultiRoom and around the way a tuner is allocated for use with the Mini.

I hope all is well.

Jason Nealis
V.P. Engineering / Operations
RCN

Who’s Buying Hulu?

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:39

Someone is buying Hulu, and the list of suitors is down to three. Before the close of bidding last Friday, AT&T jumped in on a joint offer with the Chernin Group. Peter Chernin founded Hulu years ago when he was still president of News Corp., but his company’s bid was likely too low without the [...]

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