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Comcast MCard Cost

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:30
I know that this is a big question for a bunch of us. So let share some pain... I have two TiVos (Premiere and Premiere XL4), and one Cable box. I get charged 9.95 / month for HD Technology Fee, 9.95 / month for Digital Access and Cable card, this covers my cable box and the Premiere, then I get charged another $9.95 for the Cable Card for the new Premiere XL4.

From the way the sales person explained it, yes I called them up, the first charge brings HD to the house and authorizes it all outlets. That's a joke since they don't really support the wiring in the house anymore, and the first thing the tech always does is check the outlet with a bandwidth meter.

The second 9.95 covers digital access and a cable card. Has anyone else noticed that the Comcast HD cable box has an mCard shoved in it? I think the digital access is the cable box, because they told me it would be 9.95 to get a second HD box.

I know the third $9.95 covers the new mCard for the Premiere XL4, since I just added that one. So there is my mCard story.

BTW, I'm in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs market place. Sure wish I could buy my own mCard, like I can buy my own modem.

WDTV Play Review

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:59
There’s something of a glut in the media streamer space, with most new entrants falling into the “unmemorable” category – and we regularly pass on covering the parade of derivative boxes. However, Western Digital’s no stranger to this market and we’ve often recommended their solutions over the years. And, with WDTV Play, they bring a compelling new approach… along with [...]

castle 2/18/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:51
castle goes jack bauer on the bad guy and no thread!!!!!

i'm glad for once we had a realistic show where the cop did let the friend do something bad instead of saying i'm a cop, i cant let you do that. i thought for a moment alexis was on a boat but they probably would have felt that. i guess sweeps month means a lot of continued shows to next week.

was there a previous ep where alexis was in some other trouble as well. i think after this she's going to be taking internet classes for her degree :)

Cutting the Cord

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 13:32
I finally did it. After the latest Comcast (insult) price I finally had enough. My combo bill of digital economy with HD and Internet jumped $10 to $99 in the last month, and up from $73 two years ago. With the exception of my wife's cooking shows and my kids occasional Disney Channel viewing, 90% of what we watch is on network television. The only major show I'm losing is The Daily Show, but that is available online. Comcast tried to convince me to stay with their basic for $15 + $10 for HD, but why spend $25/month when I get that for free OTA?

I tried cutting the cord a couple years back but the antenna I tried wasn't very good. But I recently checked again and found a really well reviewed antenna in the Mohu Leaf, so I ordered it and installed it last night. Perfect picture clarity and it's not an eyesore, so this is definitely the way to go.

I was reading updating my shows on Season Pass Manager, but once I changed the Tivo's setting the Season Pass Manager auto updated accordingly making my life a thousand times easier.

So Thank You Tivo for doing that.

Amazon Video Rental option comes & goes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:39
Yesterday I was looking for a way to see "Argo" and saw that I could eaither purchases it through the Amazon menu on my Tivo HD for $19.99 or "rent" it for $4.99, which is a file that you can download that deletes itself after a day or two. That evening my wife & I went back to set up this download, but only the $19.99 purchase option appeared.

This morning went on again, saw the $4.99 rental option and selected it. The TiVo had not yet been connected to Amazon account, so I started setting it up, but did not have the correct Amazon ID & password (my wife manages the Amazon account). When she got up later, the $4.99 rental option dissappeared again and we only see the $19.99 purchase option.

Can someone tell me what the heck is going on?

Is there Facebook app on Tivo Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:45
Is there a Facebook app for the Tivo? I'd like to show my aging mother some profiles of her friends/relatives. The tv screen is better for her than my tablet screen.

Premiere not working with remote in Live TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:37
Okay, here is one for you:

Yesterday my TiVo Premiere (regular old two-tuner premiere) stopped responding to remote commands during live TV. In order to change the channel or watch a show I have to use the Android App, and then I have to use the my shows or guide (that remote doesn't work either). Once I am in a recording, the remotes work fine again, FF, Rewind, Pause, etc all work again. None of the remotes work in live TV: Slide, Harmony, Regular TiVo remote, nothing.

Anyone else getting this? Seen this before?

CNET Content Coming Soon!

TiVo Blog - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:00
Don’t miss the brand new season of Always On with Molly Wood, a weekly show from CNET that torture tests new gadgets, takes consumer electronics out into the real world to see if they can survive, and spotlights the futuristic tech that will change the world. Now in its third season, Molly Wood and the Always On team are back and better then ever with  8 new episodes featuring  some amazing, not-to-be missed segments, including a trip to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, all new torture tests, the latest and Continue Reading

series 1 hdd errors

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 08:50
I pulled the drive from my Philips hdr112 series 1 TiVo. The unit has lifetime service and the I rigged it wireless with a spare 54g linksys. Now the guy I bought it from upgraded it to a 120 gig WDHDD. About 2 weeks ago it was stuck on boot screen, I tried diagnostics and all the tricks online, nothing worked so I pulled the drive, loaded winmfs and it kept giving me the error 8 super header so I tried fixing the boot, first #1 then #2 and now I'm getting error 7 about partitions or something. I have a new old stock WD drive, same type as what was in the unit except 160 gig and want to use winmfs and put the image I downloaded for this series 1 tivo onto the new drive. It gives an inode error everytime I try to put that image onto the drive, I'm wondering if the drive needs re formatted?

Thanks for all the help guys

Banjomaniac

Latest revision?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 07:58
I just picked up a Series3 HD. It had not been connected for over a year. What is the most current software revision for the Series3?

I had a Series3 OLED years ago but have only been using Premieres lately. Has anything changed for the Series3 in the last couple of years? Any new features or just fixes?

Cable conversion question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 07:53
I have a Premier XL and my cable company Midco is doing an analog to digital conversion in my area. I've been having trouble getting the new digital channels to show up with a program listing. And TiVo has been no help at all, I got a message back about how they can't support cable sub-channels.

While re-doing guided setup for the hundredth time I read about the M-card. It says you need to have a M-card to get digital cable, but I thought the M-card was for encrypted channels? Is an M-card the issue preventing me from getting my cable channel listings?

The Big Bang Theory [02/21/2013] - "The Monster Isolation"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 07:09
Poor Raj. Would it really destroy the show to let him have a girlfriend?

Raj: My heart is stone. From now on, I'm a monk. I renounce all worldly pleasures. Except for Lobster. And, garlic butter.
I'm surprised they "let" Penny be good in the play. They have so many jokes about her singing that I assumed they would do the same with her acting. Even Sheldon was impressed.

Sheldon: How can she remember all those lines, but as a waitress she can't remember "no tomato" on my hamburger?

***Spoilers*** Person of Interest - "Relevance". Air date: 2/21/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 01:50
This show is becoming a juggernaut. The ratings continue to grow and it is churning out great episodes. The latest episode may have been the show's most entertaining ever and one the best hours of tv that mixed action and intrigue in a long time. The crazy thing it barely involved the man characters on the show.
Sarah Shahi's character is going to be a GREAT addition to the cast. The question is how much will she be seen?

iPad Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 21:48
I got iPad as a gift. I want to transfer my files from iPhone to iPad. How can i do it?

Going HD.. maybe..

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 18:59
I have 2 old SD tivos -
if I upgrade to HD and I want to go with two HD tivos.
What's the best deal anyone has gotten on the "new" tivos?

advice, etc. requested.

Save These Shows!

TiVo Blog - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 17:17
While some of the country is still freezing, things are definitely starting to heat up in Hollywood. Pilot season is in full swing so next season’s new shows are already getting ready to entertain you. But if those pilots are going to find a home in the schedule some of this year’s shows might have to give up their time slots. While nobody’s certain which shows won’t have a seat when the music stops in a few months, it’s never too early to start campaigning to keep our favorites.   Continue Reading

Series 3 to Tivo Desktop Quality

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:36
Howdy
I am trying to archive some tivo programs onto a home computer so I can delete them from the Series 3 hard drive and make room. I use Tivo Desktop Pro and the quality seems good, but not as good as the original. Is there any objective evidence that Tivo Desktop maintains the quality of the original or not? I hate to delete some shows until I understand this issue. I only record in highest quality, and transfer the programs to the desktop using tivo software. The Tivo Desktop images seem slightly more pixelated. Thanks
Doug

Once Upon a Time - S2E14 - "Manhattan" - OAD 2/17/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:22
Called it! I can hear the strains of "I'm My Own Grandpa" in the distance. :)

If Rumpel KNEW that "the boy" would be his undoing, why has he let Henry live this long?

They've really folded this story in on itself with this revelation. I actually kind of like that.

I'm curious what the fallout will be of the cellphone video? :)

Justified 2/19/13 Money Trap (S04E08)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 11:52
Given that no one else has started a thread I guess it wasn't just me (and my wife) that found this episode to be boring filler. The whole Jody storyline was a complete waste.

I really enjoyed putting together the pieces of the mystery in the first few episodes of the season but the last few haven't done anything for me. Everything is just kinda plodding along.

Was there a change in writers or the showrunner between seasons?

Nielsen TV ratings reportedly expanding to include streaming services

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/21/2013 - 10:21
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/21/40...-in-tv-ratings

Quote: Nielsen has been working on the necessary analytics technology for a while, with pilot programs studying Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube streaming, as well as with cable companies' tablet applications. The Hollywood Reporter's sources say that Nielsen plans to roll out new hardware and software in the 23,000 American homes it draws its data from this September.

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