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Bates Motel - S01E10 - Midnight

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:08
I'm not sure why I like this series as much as I do. It is paced much more slowly than the shows I'm typically drawn to. It's almost languid, yet the craziness just under the surface keeps me tuning in. Reflecting back, I got much the same feeling from the show "Invasion" during its limited run. Has Bates Motel been picked up for a second season? It feels like not all that much happened in this one, looking back.

I wasn't at all surprised by the teacher's fate, but the show played it off like a shocking and unexpected reveal. I remember LOST used to do that, too. I wonder if that's just a Carlton Cuse thing. I noticed her B necklace, so she was the "other woman" of Bradley's father's affair, but I'm not sure why exactly we're supposed to care. I guess that will be explored more next season.

I don't mean to come across as being down on the series - it is actually my favorite new series, I think.

Commercial Lengths

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:11
Hi Everyone !!
Does anyone know the commercial lengths for 30 minute and 60 minute shows. I'd like to take advantage of the 30 second skip feature on the TiVo, but have discovered that even though a program may be 30 minutes or 60 minutes, the length of the commercials seems to vary. Any ideas ? Cheers !!

Instagram Users Showing TiVo Love

TiVo Blog - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:00
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Top Shot ALL STARS (Season 5) - Entire Season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:57
If you've been :( becuase your Top Shot season pass hasn't been picking up any new episodes, you will probably want to tweak it.

Wednesday, May 29th at 10E/9C, Top Shot All Stars premieres with a cast of returning marksmen/woman, including Gabby Franco :). Here's the list of competitors:

Adam Benson Season 1 / 6th
Alex Charvat Season 3 / 5th
Blake Miguez Season 1 / 7th
Brian Zins Season 2 / 2nd
Chee Kwan Season 4 / 6th
Chris Cerino Season 1 / 2nd
Gabby Franco Season 4 / 8th
Gary Quesenberry Season 3 / 3rd
Gregory Littlejohn Season 4 / 2nd
Jamie Franks Season 2 / 5th
Joe Serafini Season 2 / 4th
Kelly Bachand Season 1 / 5th
Kyle Sumpter Season 4 / 5th
Peter Palma Season 1 / 4th
Phil Morden Season 3 / 6th
William Bethards Season 4 / 7th

And a link to the cast page on History's web site: http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/cast

I'm actually really looking forward to this!

Predictions for the Smash season/series finale? Spoilers Possible!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:56
I've enjoyed Smash and am kinda sorry to see it go. But it's really become a mess, so not surprised.

Looks like the show will end with the Tonys. Anyone have any predictions? About anything for the show, who will win, what else might happen?

I think Derek will beat Tom for best director. I hope Ivy wins for lead over Karen. Wonder how much of the episode will be the actual awards show?

The Goodwin Games 5/20/2013 "Pilot"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:22
Not bad for a pilot. I thought it was quite funny in parts. We will see how long it lasts and if the quality stays pretty OK.

1 S-card in a TiVO?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:04
I have a Series 3 (OLED) TiVo with two S-cards in it. Everything works good. I also recently got a hold of a Series 3 Tivo (TCD652160). I know it can take either two S-cards or one M-card for its dual tuner functionality. Since my local Comcast office is currently out of M-cards, I was gonna maybe just use one of the S-cards from my other TiVo in this TCD652160.

Can just one S-card be used in a TCD652160? If so, I realize it would only have one tuner. I also realize pulling an S-card from the other TiVo (OLED) unit will make it one tuner as well, but both of these units will most likely be put in a basement area that is not heavily used and one tuner would be fine for now (& until I can maybe get a hold of an M-card from Comcast). Our main floor has two TiVo Premieres with M-cards & they are the ones that get the most use. Just wondering about one S-card use in the older Series 3.

TCD24008X and TCD5400XX power supply compatability

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:33
Hey everyone. I have two Tivo Series 2 model numbers TCD24008A and TCD240080. The power supply finally went bad on the TCD24008A a couple of weeks ago and I bought a replacement power supply on e-bay. The replacement power supply worked just fine bringing renewed life to my TCD24008A Tivo. For future replacement of the power supply I ordered another used power supply through e-bay to keep in moth balls until needed. The only problem is that the “spare” I received while advertised on e-bay as a replacment power supply for Tivo Series 2 models TCD240080 and TCD24008A looks different than the bad one that I replaced in the TCD24008A one that was replaced. By different I mean some of the components are the same but others are different on the power supply circuit board. The spare one also had been written on with a sharpie pen“TCD540040”. The specifics are the first replacement power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-000 REV A1”. The spare new(er) replacment power supply had a printed label with the following “SPWR-00004-001 REV A3”. I have read several posts on either the Tivo community forum or the weaknees forum from a couple of years or so ago that said that the TCD540040 power supplies can be used in the TCD24008X Series 2 Tivos. I’m just a little scared as I want to install the TCD540040 power supply SPWR-00004-001 REV A3 into my TCD24008A unit to make sure that the power supply is good and moth ball the SPWR-00004-000 REV A1 as my “I know it works” spare. Weaknees shows two different power supplies one for TCD24008X and another for TCD5400XX. Just want more reassurance from some of you more experienced folks (my experts) that I won’t blow the mother board or hard drive on my TCD24008A by installing my new(er) spare power supply. Thanks in advance for your time both reading this rather lengthy post as well as your time to reply. You folks are my Tivo heroes!

American Red Cross Showcase

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/22/2013 - 04:28
I was poking around the Showcases screen on my TiVo Premieres and noticed the American Red Cross was featured in the Showcase lineup which coincides with the recent Tornado destruction in Moore Oklahoma earlier this week. The showcase seems to be focusing on how to make a $10 donation either by text or by visiting the website.

I don't know if this was the Red Cross' doing or if this was TiVo's way of helping out the recovery efforts. Either way I'm happy they are getting the word out.

Pawn Stars 5/30/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:37
I guess the new season starts on 5/30/2013, but it picks up all the old shows that the guide did not label as repeat! I said to not record reruns but instead of starting on 5/30 it is going to record stuff on 5/22 at 5AM!

Defiance "Brothers In Arms" - OAD 5/20/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:22
Haven't watched nor recorded the ep yet. I haven't even had a chance to finish last week's ep yet.

How was this ep?

The show doesn't really feel like a must watch compared to other stuff I like and other things that are piling up on my TiVo. I don't even have a SP for it. I just record an upcoming showing of a new ep when I have space (low on space and record this show in HD) and have time to watch. It might end up on my low priority to record and watch list...


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
I have 1.5 TB and 2 TB drives for:

Premiere TCD746320 318 hours of HD (2777 hours of SD).

Series 3 HD TCD652160 318 hours of HD (2777 hours of SD).

Drives manufactured in 2010 or 2011
1.5TB $89
2.0TB $109
Including shipping.

I have 1.5 TB (not all is useable) for:
Series 2 TCD649080 & TCD649160, up to 1497 hours
INCLUDES Tivo compatible SATA to IDE Adapter.
Drives manufactured in 2010 or 2011
1.5TB $89
Including shipping.

I have 320GB IDE Series 2 TCD649080 & TCD649160, up to 397 Hours.
$38 Including shipping.

ALL DRIVES included the required tools (bits & driver), plus detailed instructions


All drives are used. US sales only. Payment by PayPal.

Hatfields and McCoys May 26, 2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 15:47
I have this on a Series 3 that I want to sell, but have kept it because it will not transfer to my New XL4...because of copy bits.

I just noticed that it is going on May 26th, Sunday, again but have a few questions for you "guys".

My original show(s) are THREE 2 hour segmants for a total of 6 HRS. However, the Tivo Schedule shows it on History HD as 3-4 PACIFIC TIME and then 4-5. BOTH have the same description. I bet these are the 2 hour PART 1 but will TIVO not record the second hour thinking I already have it? From 5-7 is Part 2. and 7-9 is the expected part 3. So, is this correct and how can I be sure I get all 6 hours?

Thank you

Bummer - can no longer quickly schedule on a browser using m.tivo.com

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 14:59
Before this was the fast way to schedule a show from a browser, it was the lightweight mobile web interface and worked great. Now it just redirects you to get their app and other useless account mgmt stuff (when you click on Current Customers), the scheduler part is gone. So if you're on a PC, you have to navigate their slow main site to do anything.

Wah. :(

Marvel's Avengers Assemble (Animated, DXD)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:59
So I was totally unaware that this was in production. Looks okay, based on the trailer...

Avengers Assemble trailer

If you want to set a season pass, search "Marvel's Avengers Assemble."

Thoughts on Xbox One & Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:20
I'm curious as to how the hdmi pass thru will function on the Xbox One as far as using the Tivo. The voice commands on the Xbox one seem pretty neat, but I love my Tivos. I really hope they will work seamlessly.

Voice activated Tivo, via Xbox One... whataya guys think?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:08
Voice activated Tivo Premiere, via Xbox One... whataya guys think?

I have used voice commands on Netflix/HboGo via Kinect for some time. It is convenient. This may take your average home hum cable box (not Tivo Premiere XL4, love it!) into the next gen of features. Looks interesting to say the least.

I just don't get how it can work with all the different boxes out there but voice activation is convenient and does work on my 360 right now so next gen it should be even better.

XboxOne is using some sort of hdmi passthrough/overlay system. So it is NOT controlling out Tivo but somehow accessing all the content within it (kinda like Google TV, I think). This is a good article that came out a couple weeks ago "Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box" http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/10/42...tainment-plans

Your thoughts?

New Series 4 Tivo stutters at times

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:05
I have had my Series 4 Tivo for about 4 months now.

For the past month or so when watching a recorded show it will get into a series of stutters. Meaning it will stutter for a few secs. then is fine for about 15 secs then does it again and will do this for a couple of mins at a time.

Now the weird part is.... I can rewind and repeat the same scenes and it won't stutter at the same time as before so I wouldn't think it is the Hard Drive.

This is happening on at least 3 different channels.


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