‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino premiered her latest, ‘Bunheads,’ on ABC Family this month (6/11), but it’s not just the creator and the network (where GG lives on in syndication) that these shows have in common…set your TiVo and take a closer look: Only two-episodes into ‘Bunheads,’ Sherman-Palladino’s penchant for pop culture references and Sorkin-esque fast-talking scenes are already apparent. And in addition to repeat matriarch Kelly Bishop, we’ve also spotted Gregg Henry (Mitchum Huntzberger) as a surfer bartender and heard that Chris Eigeman (Jason Stiles) and Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) Continue Reading
From what I've read, the 30-second skip feature, which I love to use on our Series 2, has gone the way of the dinosaurs.
What's been people's experience in transitioning from one to the other?
I'm one of those people who values clever GUIs and gets irritated by pet features being dropped. I also dislike fast forwarding, being subject to a barrage of fast images! I can see myself being distracted by the change!
Or, is there a way of resurrecting the 30-second skip on the Premieres?
DVR Upgrade sells new Tivo Premiere with internal 1.5 TB hard drive, meaning 236 hours of HD recording. For $250. (AFAICT, they are new with internal HD.)
OTOH, BH Photo sells Tivo Premiere XL with 150 hours. For $213. Vann's sells it for $200.
Is the larger recording space worth the trade-off in lost features (seemingly only a glow in the dark remote & THX certification)?
If one buys from a 3rd party, are there glitches or issues in activating lifetime with Tivo?
I suppose, in any case, that I should pay for a month's fee first, in case I decide to return the Tivo!
I have a Premiere Elite Tivo which has a 2GB hard drive. I am not comfortable making my own replacement drive following the steps I have seen online here.
Since my hard drive is fine now is it possible to use a program to CLONE my current drive to keep as a backup or would that not work?
will be airing soon so are you all are ready for watch its next episode ?
So guys are you ready for watch
Hello I have for sale two TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs. Both units are not working properly I have since upgraded to Premiers. Buyer would be purchasing a BROKE machine for parts or to fix.
1. Tivo Series 3 with the channel information on the front. I believe the hard drive is shot.
2. Tivo Series 3 with only light indicators on the front. The unit will not turn on.
Please PM or reply to this thread if you are interested. I can supply pictures and more information if interested.
On my HD I show my videos from three sources, my desktop, my laptop and my sons desktop all at the same time. On my Premier I only show one at a time and the only way to show another is to turn pytivo off and on again on the computer I want to see. Is there any setting for this on the Premier or is this another "enhancement".
Ok... here's the situation.
My parents will be moving to China at the end of the year.
My father is looking for ways to allow my mother to watch US content while in China.
They will be keeping their place here in the US and it will have cable.
One option I thought of was to have them get a tivo and use kmttg to automatically download shows and convert them into a small file, place the encoded file on dropbox.
Then dropbox will sync with the computer in China and my mother will be able to see some of the shows that she likes.
This will work for items that are on a season pass but won't work for special shows here and there.
They will be able to get to tivo.com so they can schedule recording and season passes from there.
Is there any way to download every recording to a local PC?
or are there other options we should look at?
slingbox is not reliable from china due to bandwidth issues.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Is there no way to get the old Hughes DVR2 to work with my Direct TV? I had used it when I originally got Direct TV, but when I switched to a common dish with the rest of my apartment building, the tech said I couldn't use it anymore. I eventually moved to a townhome and I would like to use the old unit on one of my tvs. I remeber a Direct TV tech admiting that he had heard of a possible firmware update? IS this true? Has anyone got the DVR2 to work with Direct TV recently?
Our HD rebooted tonight. After it booted, I watched a different show with no problem.
Then I went to finish the show that the reboot happened. The show did not have a position saved. I started at the beginning, jumped to the end, rewound back and started watching just before the reboot. It rebooted again when I hit the same spot.
I went again and rewound to just after the problem and finished the show from there.
So, bad hard drive? Anything to do besides replace it?
It was an HD show. I would hope that even a horribly corrupted MPEG could not trigger a reboot.
I just got the new Minor Software Update, the version went from 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199, I guess it is small, am going to bed now, will check out sometime Tuesday.
Came on 3 of my four TPs
Wow, Apollo has the biggest ears on any human I've ever seen.
Community has submitted itself into an animation Emmy category while animated shows are banned from submitting into the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy category. Animators such Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening are complaining about it.
Normally, I'd be against this but the 8-bit episode was so awesome and original and better than anything that The Simpsons or Family Guy has ever done that I really don't mind. :D
How far into the future does it go? I thought it was 2 weeks, but mine is at 11 days. Is this atypical?
I've managed to find my S1 DirecTivo that I had back around 2002 or so.
There are a couple shows on there that would be nice to have an archived copy of, but I'm not sure what tools would work for that now.
Could I get some advice on the most efficient/easiest way to take the recordings and turn them into an AVI or an MPEG? Preferably one that doesn't involve trying to reactivate the unit.
I don't have DirecTV service anymore (and I don't even know if the unit will boot up), but I figure as long as the hard drives are readable, I have options. Or so I'm assuming.
Does anybody remember the specifics of the S2 sound problems from days of yore? My searching fails today. Basically...
I got a 540040 S2 second hand (now lifetime). It had issues with weird static/chirps in the sound recording or output. At the time it was suggested that there were some S2s with a defective chip causing the problem. The work around suggested was to make the Tivo hotter on the inside. I accomplished this by putting duct tape over half of the fan grate. So for the past three years my Tivo is chirp free but running at 48c according to the temp sensor. This can't be good for the HD or power supply caps. I would like to get another 540xxx tivo and swap boards (yes I know I will have to swap the crypto chip also). So that brings me to my question:
Does anyone remember if the chirping problem on 540xxx S2s was widespread? Is there any known serial number or production date ranges to avoid when shopping for a donor unit?
I am wondering if there is some way to make it easier to delete shows?
It gets cumbersome having to click on the show, and then scrolling down to delete, and then confirming I want to delete.
Takes like 15 seconds each. is there any way to speed up this process?
Somebody suggested a spinoff thread to discuss "reality shows" that might or might not be faked and to what extent.
Show's I've stopped watching due to being too fake:
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