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After upgrading drive I wake up to Powering Up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:19
This is for my newly acquired TCD652160 which I installed a 2tb WD drive into and seems to have gone smoothly...but...

Sometime in the middle of the night it restarts and gets stuck on Powering Up. If I unplug it and plug it back in it boots fine. This has happened twice and I'll of course see if it happens again tonight but has anyone else had this happen? Is there maybe a sleep function on the WD drives?

Is this a sign of a dying power supply? How can I test things to determine what the problem really is?

2.5 & Anger Mgmt. parallels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 08:54
I am not embarrassed to admit I watch both of these shows. It is mindless drivel that puts me to sleep in about 11 minutes. 2.5 Men is all but unwatchable at this point (Alan is the only character onscreen that I have wanted to see tortured and then put out of his misery...I hope the actor is just that good.)
I thought it notable that their story lines this week were somewhat parallel. Alan getting involved with a young thing who is married to an incapacitated old man in a wheelchair; Charlie finding out Kate is sending pictures of herself to a quadriplegic. I realize on paper, the stories do not sound that similar, but there felt like they were similar to me after watching.

Homeland - Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 05:29
I'm about 2/3 through it, probably wrap it up this wknd. I liked the first season but then was so disappointed when Brody copped out of the suicide bombing that I almost passed on watching it this year. But, as with the "The Killing", the writers have more than redeemed themselves with this second season, which is absolutely superb, even better than the first season. If they maintain this high standard this could be one of the great tv series - up there with The Wire and the first four seasons of The West Wing. Rarefied company indeed.

Highly recommended!

The Office 05/02/13 "Livin the Dream"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 22:44
Wow, if the remaining episodes are as good as thing one I might end up missing the show after all. Hour went fast. I hope the rest are an hour.

Didn't think I would ever by fine with Dwight being regional manager, but they made it a pretty palatable event.

Didn't think I would enjoy listening to Andy playing a goodbye song, but it was pretty touching and not a hint of acapella.

No more Jim & Pam strife. Back to the perfect couple, and Jim sacrificing his dream com true while Pam conveniently overhears him giving it up for her.

Liked like the little homage to Michael Scott with the leg up on the desk.

Wd Green Pwr 250gb Hdd For Tcd652160

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:47
This is a perfectly functioning Tivo HD hard drive that was in my Tivo HD. It still has all the settings. I Mhscopy'd everything to a new 1 TB HDD so I don't need this HDD. I still have the original 160 GB HDD for back up.

WD2500AVVS-61L2BO 3 1/2" SATA HDD

$40.00

Big Bang Theory - 05/02/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:25
Bob Newhart = BEST GUEST STAR EVAR!!!

Cable card with Hotwire as ISP?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:24
Hi,

Next week I move to a new house. The community is served by Hotwire and that's my only choice for cable service. Other cable companies won't or can't provide service.

The Hotwire rep said they don't have cable cards. Don't know if that's the truth b/c she didn't sound all that knowledgeable.

But if it is true my only option would seem to be to get my own cable card.

Is that doable? Does the cable company have to provision the card? If possible, where would I get one?

Thanks,

Ed

Premiere 4 sound playing without video window

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 20:38
I just got a new Premiere 4 a few days ago and all seems good except for one annoying problem. I have turned the video window off in settings so that it will not be distracting when looking for something to watch. After watching live TV and going to the main menu by pressing the Tivo button the sound from the channel I was watching continues to play even though the video window is not there. It continues even if i go to the now playing list or to do list. I double checked my other 2 tuner Premiere and it doesn't have this problem.

Anyone else see this bug?

How to Organize Shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:15
With a newly acquired XL4, my hard drive is filling up fast. But there seems to be no way to organize shows in folders, a la Dish PVR that I used to have.

Any ideas on how to create folders such as News, Series, Sports etc.?

Supernatural - "The Great Escapist" - 5/1/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 16:12
Sorry guys, I'm running far behind on everything trying to get ready to leave in the morning for the NJ convention. :D

So yeah I loved just about everything this episode. Except one thing that I'm very very upset about. (under spoilers because of size) Spoiler:

ummmm




Continuity? Who needs it right?
Okay that aside. I got seriously emotional when Sam was talking to Dean about the Knights of the Round Table and how he has always known he wasn't "clean" and that the trials are purifying him. FINALLY he can stop feeling like the freak. Praise the Lord! I'm serious. The only person that hates Sam more than Sam is.. nobody. I'm so tired of him being the kicked dog. Please writers don't have backed off from that!!

And Dean going off on Metatron about Kevin. They really love that kid! Oh but I did about throw something at the screen when he said "We should have brought him here" (to the bunker) because FRICKEN DUH MOFO!

The final two episodes are going to be not so fun. THIS IS A SPOILER PICTURE FROM THE FINALE so click at your own risk...

Spoiler:

And with the finale being called "Sacrifice" and Jensen having a baby and Misha moved to regular... my theory is this. Look at Sam's face. Look at how dead his eyes are. When did we see that last? Mystery Spot? Flashbacks when he was trying to bargain for Dean's soul? That's a "I've lost my brother" face if I've ever seen one. I will gladly be wrong on this but I think I even speculated before that I think Sam is going to succeed in closing those gates and Dean is going to be the sacrifice to do so. Do not want.

Web Video Launchpad can now be de-selected

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 15:46
Haven't seen this posted in the Web Video Launchpad thread, but this can now be de-selected from your video providers menu eliminating it from "My Shows" (NPL)....

Multiple Outputs for Premiere XL?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:55
I have a premiere XL and currently it is connected via HDMI to my TV.

I find my wife often is in the kitchen, 20 feet away, and wants to watch the same show as she goes back and forth between tasks. I was hoping to mirror the Tivo signal to the kitchen TV (a smaller one).

The thought is to get an HDMI splitter and a wireless HDMI repeater. This would give me a mirrored signal on both TVs simultaneously. And because we have a bluetooth remote, she does not need line of sight to use the Tivo controls.

I am assuming this will work.

Someone also told me that the component output on the XL could do up to 1080i. I don't know if this is the case, but if that was true, I wouldn't need the splitter, just and RGB to HDMI cable and the wireless repeater.

Can anyone chime in on this scenario?

Arrow - S01E21 - "The Undertaking" 05/01/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:14
Interesting that there was no island flashback but I guess it was necessary in order to set up the goings on in Starling City and flesh out the background on Malcolm's plot and his history with Robert.

Oliver finds out that Mom is in on the conspiracy and Malcolm is too (but he doesn't know about those years of training in Nanda Parbat).
Big blow to Oliver. At least he rescued Walter (although the parachute jump was a stretch).

Loved Felicity in the casino.

BTW, based on the name "Markov device", I was 99.999% certain of what the device did the moment I heard the name.

Other shoutouts included "Ted Kord", and "Ray and Jean" (Palmer and Loring, respectively).

Used hard drive space and "suggestions"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 11:39
It shows my hard drive still has more than 3/4 of free space left but the "suggestions" keep being deleted.

Is there a way I can force the Tivo to actually USE the hard drive space it has for my enjoyment?

Is it limited to only a certain amount of suggestion movies? I want it to FILL THE HARD DRIVE!

Anyone have a DirecTV Genie?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 10:41
Didn't think this should go under the "TiVo Powered PVR" section of the forums since the Genie is not TiVo-Powered...so I am posting here...

All of my receivers are pretty old: 2003 DTiVo, 2006 HD-DVR, 2008 HD-DVR.

DirecTV has offered me a free Genie to swap out my old receivers... Even though my old receivers are on lease, they say that they are so old, they don't even want them back...they'll just yank the access cards...

1) Does anyone have experience with the Genie? Will I be pleased? What are the little idiosyncracies that bother you? I hear that the satellite stream is slightly delayed which causes echoing problems if you try and watch the same program on multiple televisions in the house...

2) Are the satellite receivers silent? I don't really want a fan sound in my bedroom... To date, I have a HDMI run between my living room and my bedroom so that I can keep the noisy receiver out of the bedroom...

Any experience or feedback would be much appreciated...

Considering my first TiVo - questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:35
For 10 years now, I've used SageTV on my own hardware for my DVR, recording both OTA for HD, and analog cable for the few cable shows I'd record.

I've used a cable set-top box for general cable TV watching. Over the years I've started wanting to record more and more HD cable shows (and the analog cable disappeared), so I got a DVR from my cable provider (Scientific Atlanta HD8300 from WOW - Wide Open West).

So, we've been stuck switching inputs on the TV and managing recordings in two places. I'm considering ditching SageTV (which Google bought years ago, and is now unsupported), ditching the HD8300, and getting a Premiere XL4 box. Some questions:

1) Since this will replace my cable box, how is the TiVo for general channel-surfing of live tv? Is it very slow when hitting the up/down channel buttons, compared to the HD8300?

2) Is it possible/easy to just type in a channel number to jump to it, as we often do now? For example, the wife just knows that 217 is the channel for Food Network, she can grab the Harmony One remote and type in 217 and boom she's at Food Network. Does this work similarly on the TiVo if you're watching live tv?

Thanks,
FJC

TiVo Premiere XL Reboots selectin LiveTV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:15
Last night, my TiVo Premiere XL rebooted.
After the reboot, it shows the last channel or channel 2 with the TiVo menu up and the small video window.

Sometimes it shows an error:

Problems with the TiVo Service (C133).

Whenever, I try to hit Live TV the screen goes black and it reboots.
I have rebooted at least 10 times I have pulled the power cord.

Weaknees points to a power supply problem.

Does anyone have any Ideas what the problem might be?

Thanks,

Rich

Infographic: One in Five Moms Say They Want TV Time for Mother’s Day

TiVo Blog - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:00
In preparation for Mother’s Day, we have released our first-ever TiVo Mother’s Day TV survey celebrating the best TV moms and the shows that help families come together.       Almost one-third (28 percent) of moms surveyed say they can’t live without their TiVo® DVR, so it’s no wonder than one in five (21 percent) say a night off to catch up on their favorite TV is the gift they most want for Mother’s Day. What reality programming are moms most likely to be catching up on? Cooking shows Continue Reading

good wife season finale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 07:45
i'm glad we got the surprise at the end, if it was will i was going to be very unhappy! i think being the 1st lady means the new business will have all the business anyone wants. i'm surprised they even allow her to work because of potential conflicts. but i'm sure this happens in real life all the time.

bringing your babies to court will not gain any favors unless maybe theres a jury there. the way they ran from place to place was funny

the nanny for the grandma taking the money and not running was truly classic. he knows he cant ask for the money back nor really force him out since he's now the gov.

wouldnt free legal services for 2 years cost more than 20% discount on the rent? but it's a guaranteed client i guess.

will not wanting to hurt alicia was a tad admirable but flaunting it in front of the gov was just unclassy.

American Idol - Top 4 Perform - OAD 5/1/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 07:34
OK, Urban's The Stig! Hillarious.

IMHO, Amber needs to go next. Her voice is tight and 'up there', although she did do a fair job with the second song.

I see Kree totally ignored Harry's advice and, again IMO, ruined her second song with all the runs.

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