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Endeavour - BBC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 05:29
This is a prequel to the popular "Inspector Morse" series, portraying Morse as a young man new on the force. The mysteries are in that same familiar style - lots of suspects, plenty of red herrings, families with long-buried secrets, much of it centered around Oxford. Shaun Evans is excellent as the shy, taciturn young Morse. So far the mysteries aren't quite on a par with the best of the original series (or the sequel "Inspector Lewis"), but they're still ten times more intriguing than most of the crap we get over here in the "states", imho.

Well worth a look for fans of "Morse" and "Lewis".

Buy hard drive from weakness or pay tivo$149

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 00:32
My hard drive might failing. What would be the best to do. 1 buy a hard drive for weaknees for $199. 2 Pay Tivo $149 for a equipment exchange.

Summer Sale

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 19:48
Has anyone purchased a factory renewed Tivo? Looking at picking up a couple of the 74.99 Tivo Premieres to use as whole home options in 2 bedrooms. I currently have a Tivo Premiere 2 tuner in the family room. Figure they would be good options. I would have to purchase 4 MoCA adapters to make it all work, and would go monthly for the subscriptions (multi-service discounts) until I can save up for the lifetime options.

Does this sound like viable option? I don't want to purchase a premiere xl 4 to use two minis. That would give me six tuners throughout house which is more than I need.

Thanks in advance for the input!

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Model TCD240080 compatible with FiOS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 18:03
Can anyone tell me if TiVO model in title of thread is compatible with Verizon FiOS. I have been offered one by a family member. This box has lifetime service. Not sure how all this works.

Problem accessing channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 12:33
For the past several days I have not been able to access all my channels. I get most, but not some.

I get a message that says Trouble accessing channel (V53).

I have unplugged Tivo, and tunning adapter. Tested the channels on my cable card (they were all there)

I am with Cox Cable San Diego South County -- they tried sending signals to Tivo...did not resolve.

Please advise. Thanks.

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls S1E1 - 7-8-13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 05:52
I liked the premise more than the show. The survival part was great until they started eating fish eyes and drinking their own pee.

They've got glacial streams right there. Why the need to drink their own pee? That sort of turned the show into Fear Factor instead of a survival show for me.

Might watch it again as they hopefully got the stupid Fear Factor stuff out of the way.

PY Tivo transfer speed, faster on N wireless?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 07/09/2013 - 00:00
Hey folks.

A quick question here. My entire house setup is on a N wireless network, but my Premiere is using the dated G Tivo wireless adapter. I tried hooking up my N adapter to the Tivo but then read that N adapters don't work on Premieres so I may buy a bridge.

However, my main reason for doing so is the slow transfer speeds using Pytivo. On average when I pull from the pc to the box, it's 2-3 x the playtime of the file. So if it's a 2 hour movie, typically takes 6 hours to code and transfer (full hd movies).

Does anyone know if I hook my Tivo up with a bridge ore N wireless adapter will I see an increase in speed? I have a fast computer with a high end cpu so I'm assuming that's not the bottleneck. Thoughts? Thanks!

A cuople of problems with both my tivo premiere xls

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:44
I have verizon fios and on both my tivo premieres i have video out of sync the audio is fine but the picture is a little fast like watching an old movie from the 1920s,sometimes when i fast forward it will correct itself but then a few minutes later it goes out of sync again! also when i rewind a program i'm watching whether its live or recoded,when i hit the rewind button it goes instantly all the way back to the beginning of the show i'm watching . Any ideas how to solve these problems ? If not i will try calling tivo or verizon tomorrow .I feel like i'm watching streaming channels on the internet as the motion is not smooth during action scenes and even during a scene where people are just talking. This happens whether or not i use my onkyo 809 av receiver,or just my samsung tv.:(

Missing Directories.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:36
Last night I list most of my directories in my Now Playing List. I had in for all HD recordings. Also if I recorded several of the same TV show, it would it in a new directory and show how many. I still have a recently deleted directory. What has happened and how do I fix it? I have a Tivo 3 that does antenna TV. I us it to record TV shows. Thanks

Brand new Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:30
Brand new Premieres, Mini, Stream, and bundles
Brand new Premieres and bundles
I have some NIB TiVos available, all unopened.
Premiere 75 - $105
Premiere 4 - $200
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $315
Mini - $75
Stream - $122
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $235
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $379

Plus actual shipping

Full warranty from date of purchase.

Please PM me

Under the Dome S01E03 "Manhunt" 7-8-13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:12
This show is really running off the rails. I agree with Alan Sepinwall's review of this episode.


Episode 2 was a big misstep, but one the show could have recovered from. "Manhunt," though, continued all the stupid things from last week and added more. There's absolutely zero urgency from any of these people to figure out how they're going to survive inside this thing with limited supplies of food and water. There's barely any urgency about finding ways out, for that matter, except from characters who are crazy and/or chained underground in a bomb shelter. The dome seemingly makes people crazy — which thus far is just an excuse for contrived, clumsy melodrama designed to distract both the citizens and the audience from the actual problems created by the dome — so I suppose it's possible it's also pacified everyone into a "Don't worry, be happy, crack a joke about the dwindling bacon supply" attitude, but there's been no suggestion that's the case. The characters are either bland (Deputy Linda, Julia, Joe), cartoonishly evil (Junior, this new jerk Carter) or played by an actor who deserves much, much better material (Big Jim).

Below Deck (Bravo) Season 1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 23:03
As described in this thread about new/renewed Bravo shows:

"Below Deck" - Summer 2013

Produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin and Courtland Cox as Executive Producers.

The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew, known as "yachties," live, love and work together onboard a privately owned extravagant yacht. Working and tending to the ever-changing needs of their demanding charter guests is not always smooth sailing.

I watched the premier and have the series as a low priority on my recording list. It might have potential, but does seem to suffer from the common reality show syndrome of "pick intentionally-conflicting personalities that are forced to live/work together".

The boat is a very large motor yacht with all of the requisite toys. They make several comments about week-long charters costing up to $100k (although they never seem to say that about this specific boat/charter). I'm watching mainly because of the boat, which is over the top in furnishings, much like NASCAR drivers' motorhomes.

Outside reviews of the premier have been almost overwhelmingly negative.

Warning, spoilers allowed after this introductory post...
* spacing for spoiler distraction.

Media Server

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 18:21
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit machine - right now, I am only using it for checking emails on Exchange - so that it updates all my other machines

I have a lot of disk space and we also have the NAS325 with 6T and two Roku 3.

Summary (from Speccy):
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 /Northwood 0.13um Technology
  • RAM: 1.00GB SDRAM @ 132MHz (3-3-3-6) (I have RAXCO High-Speed RAM Disk that I can install on this machine.
  • Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX240 (Microprocessor)
  • Graphics: DELL 1702FP (1024x768@1Hz) /16MB ATI Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (ATI)
  • Hard Drives: 233GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 ATA Device (ATA) 38 °C - there are a total of three
  • Optical Drives:SONY DVD RW DRU-830A ATA Device
  • Audio: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
I do not know how much RAM I can purchase or if the RAXCO High-Speed RAM Disk will do the trick.

Nothing else will be done on this machine. Is this enough for this to be a functional media server?

Thank you!

When is TiVo going to post a profit?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 17:38
Not that EBIDATA smoke and mirrors BS either.

When does Rogers expect them to post actual profits from actual revenues?

Backing up TiVo recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 16:32
I have a TiVo Premiere. I have backed up some shows (like my Blackhawks playoffs games this year!) to my computer, using TiVo Desktop. I then copied those files to a 2TB external hard drive. My question is, is there any way to play back those files from the external on my tv? I'd like to remove them from my TiVo to save space. I didn't think it would work to plug the external into the TiVo, but I tried, and got a message: This DVR does not support using USB to connect a device to add recording space. I don't want to add recording space (I already have the official 1TB extender), I just want to be able to watch the recordings on my 61" tv, rather than my 17" laptop monitor. I don't want to burn them to DVDs, as I have over 500GB of files, some of them over 30 gigs. I suppose I could convert them to another format, but that would be a huge waste of space and time. I use TVMobili with my Blu Ray, but it doesn't recognize .tivo files. Any suggestions?

Guru Guides on Premiere?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 15:53
I recently pulled the plug on my beloved and faithful Series 2, and replaced with with a Premiere which I'm generally pleased with.

The ONE feature I REALLY LIKED on the Series 2 was a Guru Guide I setup years ago for AFI Top 100 Movies. It was like a Season Pass and any time one of those great films came on it was automatically recorded.

I cannot find anything like that on the Premiere. If I go into collections I get to the "AFI 100" but it doesn't offer a Season Pass option, just shows which films are currently "available."

Is my Guru Gone for Good?

DirecTV ads featuring Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 13:04
For what it's worth....I just watched a DirecTV television ad touting the differences between Dish and DirecTV. After the quality superiority they then touted that DirecTV had DVRs running Tivo software. Not just a small mention but one of the primary points of the ad. Maybe since they are loudly pointing Tvo out they will take better care of their firmware! One can hope.


True Blood "At Last" 7/7/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:12
I guess I will get this one rolling also.

I know I made some disparaging remarks about True Blood earlier this season, but I actually enjoyed last night's episode. I am so used to True Blood dragging out the main plot lines that i was surprised to see Warlow exposed this soon. It also feels like the Human/Vampire conflict storyline is moving fast with Pam and Nora being captured. Does this mean Tara and Eric are going to be teaming up?

Also, was Ben being Warlow that biggest shock that wasn't? I know it was mentioned in a thread earlier this season and my wife called it last night before we sat down to watch it. And then once he bared his fangs to help Jason that all but assured it.

All New Reality on TV This Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:00
MONDAY – The Bachelorette – ABC 8PM ET  On the Bachelorette this week, Desiree is down to the final five men and the six of them sail to Portugal! After a few one-on-one dates and a two-on-one date at the go-kart race track, the final four will be chosen in a sure to be dramatic rose ceremony. TUESDAY – Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 8PM ET  A 28-year-old woman working at a prestigious ballet school will need to be on her toes as she aims to shed serious pounds off Continue Reading

TiVo Software on an Android device??

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:02
Trying to spark interest ... hopefully not controversy! I (still) use a Tivo Series 2 here in Canada, as most know we have no access to Tivo HD up here due to protectionism of the existing cable companies and non-availability of cable cards.

However, Google TV is here. So I am wondering if a TiVo App is conceivable that would essentially provide a way to emulate the TiVo interface on another hardware?

So there you have it...
Am I late on this? Discussed before or is this a bit outrageous for Tivo to take its amazing service to the next level?



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