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Why Apple’s Ad Skipping Service is a Dumb Idea

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:32

Have you heard? Apple wants to get into the TV business. And the latest? The company supposedly wants to create a premium service that allows users to skip commercials. But wait, there’s more! Apple apparently thinks it can set up a revenue-sharing system that will pay programmers for the ads that viewers skip. According to former [...]

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Project Runway Season 12 - all season thread - spoilers to date!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 10:54
Yes, it's another dreaded Project Runway all-season thread. :p

Once again, a modest proposal: if you are the person starting the conversation about the current week's episode, it really really really helps the people who are watching 'behind' if you put the OAD and episode title in the post title field. That gives a nice, bold delineation showing that the episode has aired.

And now --

LOTS of changes this season.
  • a WHITE runway! hooray!
  • viewers vote to bring back a designer from a previous season
  • designers manage their own budget
  • Tim Gunn gets to put his two cents in during the judges' deliberations
  • Tim has one big SAVE he can pull out during the season
  • judges get to see the clothes close-up after the runway show is over
  • viewers can vote along with the runway show live and the like/dislikes show on screen during some of the shots at the end of the episode

Did you watch the episode yet? Discuss!

Big Brother 7/18/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 07:23
No real surprises, except WE are the MVP next week. Blah. I wonder if this was planned all along or a reaction to Elissa winning the first three? My gut tells me it was because of Elissa, and if that's the case, it means that the producers didn't think the MVP through when they installed it.

Any bets that Aaryn is the MVP choice to go up on the block, and that she doesn't go home? (assuming she's not put on the block by Jud.)

Camp - anyone watching? *Full season thread and spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 07:14
After two episodes, I'm just not sure about this show...

I hadn't heard anything about it but I have a Wishlist set to record "Pilot" episodes so it grabbed it. Then the first ep was so-so (there were no "WOW THIS IS AWESOME" moments) but it was kinda cute so I set a true SP in case it got better.

I swear my recording was at 8, but the language and situations were definitely not family-friendly 8pm materials.

It's a cute premise, but are there even really semi-rustic camps like that? For families? I would think it would be for kids only...? And it didn't seem to have a proportionate amount of parents to kids, and there were kids just being dropped off...? So it feels like they have a token small group of parents there for the sole purpose of interacting with the camp owner lady and talking about sex and alcohol. Though there's lots of talk about sex and alcohol amongst the kids, too.

The second ep didn't really draw me in much, either. There's nothing inherently wrong...it just seems kinda blah.

There was a quick mention of Harbor Springs which caught my ear--it's a Michigan city--so it got me wondering where this camp was supposedly located. I either missed any reference to it or it wasn't mentioned. But the city reference was made as a "He took his girlfriend there on an expensive vacation" -- which, yes it's a resorty town, but I can't see out-of-state people talking to friends about it like it was as well-known as Vegas or Miami. So I googled to see where it was supposed to be and couldn't find much...but it's filmed in Australia?!

Anyhow. I'm not sure if I'll keep watching. As it is, it's a background show.

Anyone else watching?

Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 23:06
Time Warner Cable May Drop CBS From Its TV Lineup

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Moca Problems with Motorola Modem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 13:35
Just wondering if anyone is having problems with their internet dropping when using the Moca boxes.

I have the following: Cable company has a split at the box, one side internet, one side TV. It passes through the POE filter, then routes through one moca, then to my Motorola S6120 modem. Modem ties into the moca, and continues on to a router and switch.

Frequently my modem reboots with the following message:
Cable Modem Reboot due to T4 timeout

The fun part is the time stamp on the modem is about 2 hours and 43 minutes different than the actual time, so coming the logs takes a little creativity. I had my provider come out and tell me all is fine and T3 and T4 drops are common.

I work from home so every time the modem wonks out, I have to redo my VPN connection for work and reboot my laptop. Lots of fun there.

So, anyone know of issues with moca damaging the cable signal or something? I really don't like having the moca as the first device.

Covert Affairs "Vamos" 7/16/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:54
I swear, Annie Walker has to be the worst spy ever. She does the exact opposite of what she's told to do half the time. She ignores the chain of command when she feels like it. She conducts her own missions seemingly whenever she wants to. Apparently, this season she can take spur of the moment vacations too. She's the hero of the show so everything works out in the end but she should have been fired for insubordination and being an all around being a crappy employee long ago. And she got Augie shot!

The 21st Annual ESPY Awards

TiVo Blog - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:38
Last night, we tuned in to the ESPYs, an awards show dedicated to celebrating the achievements of athletes and sports teams. Actor John Hamm hosted the show, bringing with him a wide repertoire of well-known presenters and special guests. The ESPYs put the winners in the hands of the fans. Voting was open to all, giving fans a chance to vote for their favorites in each category right until the show started. Some of the top winners were: Best Male Athlete: LeBron James, Miami Heat Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams, Women’s Continue Reading

Deadliest Catch - OAD 7/16/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 09:58
Seems like all the boats are having problems this season!

Good of the Hilstrands to loan Wild Bill that hydro fluid. Hard to imagine getting repairs and parts that far away from help!

I'm still surprised that something shown in the previews a couple weeks ago has not been seen yet. Perhaps they're saving it for the finale or something.

2013 Prime Time Emmy nominations

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 09:53
Nominees for the top awards.


Drama series

Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Homeland, Showtime
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC


Lead actor in drama series:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix



Lead actress in a drama series

Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
Michele Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC
Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC
Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

Outstanding comedy series
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC
Veep, HBO

Lead actor in comedy series

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
Louis CK, Louie, FX
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

Lead actress in comedy series

Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO
Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik , The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane Lynch,Glee, FOX
Sofia Vergara , Modern Family, ABC
Julie Bowen,Modern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever , Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski ,30 Rock, NBC
Anna Chlumsky , Veep, HBO

2 Pack MoCA Adapters plus POE Filter

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 09:24
I have a pair (2) of MoCA adapters new in box that I received directly from Tivo. Also have the POE filter.

Would like to get $55 shipped for the set. Shipping will be USPS Priority Mail to US addresses. I accept PayPal for the transaction.

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Big Brother 7/17/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 07:07
The disclaimer was there again, but no real mention of any of the racist stuff. Perhaps it's going to be there for the rest of the season.

Any doubts now that Elissa is winning MVP every week? Even the house guests seem to be resigned to the fact. Great idea, terrible execution. CBS HAD to know it was going to turn out that way, didn't they?

While I'm not a fan of Elissa, I'll give her kudos for standing her ground and trying to play her game and putting Spencer up. While game play wise, Amanda was right, I want to see Spencer go.

I felt bad for Kaitlyn. She did what she had to do, but I understand how hard it is to get rid of someone you're close to. At least there really was some closeness there.

I knew Helen was using crocodile tears with the guys to try and get info from them. For using "waterworks" there sure was no real tears. I could see through that a mile away. But I'm smarter than either of those guys.

Glad to see Jeremy going. He's a self absorbed blow hard (or at least he plays one on TV). Still wish it was Aaryn, but I'm fine with either of them going.

On Helen. I guess when you're in the house, or the jungle or where ever you are in these games, you see things differently, but I STILL don't get why people take things so personally when they are lied to. It's a game, and that's part of it. Why would I tell my "enemy" anything truthful, or, expect them to tell me the truth? Why get upset when they lie to you? If I was playing, I'd take EVERYTHING people tell me with a grain of salt, even allies. I'd play my own game and "use" people when I need to. And I'd play the game knowing full well that others probably don't believe me either.

Any chance Jeremy can save himself? The only way I see it happening is if Aaryn says something SO vile to Helen's face that she just has to go. I don't see it happening though.

Suits : Season03,Episode01

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 05:28
The Arrangement
Jessica was married to a dude.
Donna.
Having been (or currently being) married has nothing to do with someone coming out. Neither do previous heterosexual relationships.
If it's going to happen, I foresee Jessica or maybe Louis.
btw i'm watching suits in ustv.cc

Differences between Series 3 models

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 03:37
Hello,

I was wondering what the difference is between the TCD65216 and the TCD648250B. Do both have slots for a cable card? I was looking at pictures of the TCD652160 and it did not see a cable card slot in the back. Did I miss it, or is there really one not there?

Also, which model is the more recent model? Or did they come out at the same time?

I am just trying to see which model is the "best model" for watching and recording HD tv. In your guys' opinion, which one is the better model to get (regardless of HDD size).

Thanks

WTS New Pioneer Platinum Limited Edition System.....$3000

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The Skins Season 7

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/18/2013 - 02:11
skins Season 7 come back
e3 Rise: Part 1
e2 Fire: Part 2
e1 Skins Fire (1)
I'm watch on ustv.cc , how about you?

Tivo DVR & Computer need Ethernet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 23:59
I have a D-Link router DIR-615/RE rated at 802l11b/g/n, a Motorola SB6121 Surfboard cable modem.

Right now I have my Tivo DVR connected to my router using Ethernet cabling so the DVR and Tivo can talk to one another.

I have my laptop computer connected to the Internet using WiFi through the router and modem.

Question # 1: Would streaming videos be better qualityif my computer was connected using Ethernet cabling instead of WiFi?

I need to keep my Tivo DVR connected via Ethernet.

Question #2: If I run an Ethernet cable from the router to my computerhow do I set up my router to feed Ethernet signals to my DVR and my computer?

Please let me know if I need to include additional info. Thanks.

Tivo to a Samsung PN60F5500

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 23:24
Just purchased a Samsung Smart TV. Got everything working, even the remote.
My question is this... What would be the best way to connect it to the tv? Should I connect it by HDMI to HDMI input 1, or should I connect it by a coax cable to the coax input? BTW, I'm watching my programming by just OTA, and the internet. If anyone that has had this dilemma, you might know why I'm asking. Any takers... Thanks for any input.

Can cable operators downgrade the video quality of digital channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/17/2013 - 21:48
My question is do cable operators have the option to lower the bitrate of digital channels, thus lowering the video quality.

Hypothetical example: HBO's source feed might be 720p at 8Mbits per second, but the cable operator decides to lower it to 720p at 5Mbits per second in order accommodate all the channels and add more. At 5Mbit it would still look good, but if were compared to the original feed, people could see the difference.

Years ago I had a TVRO system, and the signal was so clean it was as good as anything on DVD or better. I know it was only 480i, but it was perfectly clean signal coming from the source. I remember watching Star Trek: The next generation off satellite, and it made cable TV look like VHS tape because quality was downgraded by the time it reached my house over cable.

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