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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Shadows" (9/23/14) SPOILERS!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 21:24
Wow, did not realize that was Lucy Lawless until I went to IMDb. It's been awhile since Xena, I guess.

Impressed that they brought in Haley Atwell and Neal McDonough for such small parts. I didn't notice if any other characters from the movies were there. Although, I guess they didn't spend as much time and money on the Agent Carter makeup. I had to look hard to see that it was actually her.

I'm wondering what the Agent Carter series will be like. And about.

Wait, Jemma has left? What the fu? I hope that's only temporary.

When the bad guy started turning into a diamond, I thought they were doing an X-Men cross over. :p

Man, that episode went fast!

Mini/main DVR tuner usage?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:01
OK, someone please help me to understand how the mini works as far as tuner usage from the main DVR unit. As I've read and understand, the mini takes over one of the tuners from my Roamio, which has six tuners. The leaves five for the main DVR unit's use. So, as I understand it, I could have up to five minis, each with it's own tuner, and still have one tuner left for the main DVR. But I've read that we can have up to eleven minis on a Roamio DVR. How is this possible if it only has six tuners?

What am I missing? I'm certain there is something that I've just misunderstood but I'm really having a hard time making sense of this.

Thanks to anyone that can help me to clear it up.

- Byron

Captioning bad on one channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:21
I have a Tivo HD with Cox cable service, CableCard and Tuning Adapter. I am hard of hearing and use Closed Captioning.

I have both CC1 and DTVCC1 selected in the Tivo settings.

On one of the channels, TBS HD, the captioning is always messed up - incomplete text, garbled, colored, blinking, spread across the screen, you name it. The other HD channels, and even TBS SD, are okay as far as captioning is concerned.

I had Cox come out to investigate, and the technician is blaming it on the Tivo.

I'm no expert, but I'm no idiot either. I find his assertion difficult to believe. It seems to me that the encoding of the captions on that channel has something wrong, not the decoding in the Tivo.

What do you all think?

Episode "Duration" isn't shown?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:24
So I upgraded from a TiVo HD to a Roamio a couple months ago.

I ran into this last week but just remembered to ask about it...

I was adding an SP for "Survivor" and after I searched for the show, found it. While looking at the season premiere details after selecting it from Upcoming, it occurred to me that the season premiere may be more than the usual hour, but I couldn't tell from the info the Roamio showed if that was true or not.

Here's an example screenshot I found on the web for Modern Family. Notice that there's no episode duration shown. I can't find the episode durations anywhere when on this screen, including using the Info button. It says what time it starts, but there's no clue to when it ends...

Playing around, I noticed that it does show the duration of movies. It appears under the title next to the star rating...

I remember for a fact that it always showed the duration of series episodes on my TiVo HD. Example...

What I ended up doing on my Roamio was after I set the SP, I went to the To Do list, found the premiere there. The duration is shown for items in the To Do list.

Long story short, I guess,... am I missing something here?
Seems odd that I have to actually schedule a show (in order to get it on the To Do list) before I can find out how long it's going to be. I guess another alternative is to go to the Guide an d find an episode there but that's kinda cumbersome to do. Never had to do that on the old HD or my Series 2 before that.

Used Tivo w/lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:16
If I buy a used TIVO with verified lifetime, but not from the original owner, ( so we can't do a transfer)can I just plug and play.
It'll be over the air. I figure I can just rescan and start using.

No burn from tivo desktop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:42
I can,t burn shows from tivo desktop to dvd. I can watch them on the PC but when I go to move the files to the dvd maker it tells me there is nothing on them what am I missing or doing wrong?

Under the Dome - Season 2 Finale 9/22/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:20
So they basically left us with nothing. No answers about the dome, the egg, the visions, or really anything but more questions.

Big Jim goes nuts, as if he wasn't already, and kills both the science teacher and some other lady. And Junior has no problem shooting daddy now, but not good enough so he'll still be just fine.

I was reading that the show hasn't been renewed yet but speculation is it will be since it was the highest rated summer scripted show on the network and it's making the studio about $2mil per episode factoring in the deals they have with Amazon and such.

Season passes can't be removed

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:17
I have three season passes that can't be removed by any means I've tried. I've tried selecting them and hitting Clear but then I select Yes, delete this season pass they just don't go away. I even tried deleting them on TiVo.com but that didn't work either. Thoughts?

TiVo Tests Free Hardware (Again)

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:39
TiVo is once again testing the market with free DVR hardware. And, this time around, it’s the 4-tuner TiVo Roamio that handles cable and over-the-air (but not at the same time). Instead of charging $150-200 at $15/month, TiVo is giving away the Roamio … for those willing to commit to two years of service at $20/month. You can bet […]

Tablo TV 2.1.16 Update – Getting smarter by the minute!

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:59
Ever since the original release of Tablo TV, Nuvyyo has been addressing launch bugs by providing incremental updates. Back in July, they added additional features such as manual recordings, Closed Captioning support, and Plex support. Yesterday, Tablo TV released their 2.1.16 update with some new features that makes this little box one of the best OTA DVRs out […]

The Big Bang Theory [09/22/2014] "The Junior Professor Solution"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:54
There were two episodes on one night but they were unrelated so I made two separate threads.

My favorite quote:
Sheldon: Wow, pouting and running away actually worked. I must say that may not be a lesson you want to reinforce with me.

The Big Bang Theory [09/22/2014] “The Locomotion Interruption”

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:51
Glad to have the gang back!

OK. Let's hear it about Penny's new hairstyle. I like it. What do you think?

Boston area Castle Premiere - Monday 9/29/14

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:47
Premiere of Castle getting moved from 805 to 292 due to Patriots/MNF.

Check your SPs to make sure you record the premiere Monday evening.

Accessing Roku’s Secret Menu

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:46
While I’d been vaguely familiar with a prior version of Roku’s service menu, I hadn’t yet stumbled upon the one associated with their newer user interface… Until a co-worker mentioned he’d had some issues resulting in Roku support directing him here. While there’s not a whole lot of interest for most of us on any sort […]

Failed to record Bears vs Jets

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 06:31
I tried the new feature they recently launched where you pick your football team by name and your TiVo will find and record the games. It worked for the first two games of the season, but did not work on last nights game.

I checked the season pass entry and it indicated there were no upcoming episodes. This is incorrect. The game was available to me on my local channel 11. I subscribe to basic cable. This package does not include ESPN.

Did this happen to anyone else?

HELP! Am in need of TWO Premiere Images.. TCD748000 & TCD746320

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:29
Hi.. I am in need of two images..please. I am replacing the hard drives and power supplies in both units.

1. TCD748000 TiVo Premiere XL Series4 HD DVR
2. TCD746320 TiVo Premiere Series4 HD DVR

Also, is there a preferred size/brand HD to purchase?

Any help would be much obliged:)

2014-2015 TV Season

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:59
My week is looking pretty busy... and I'm not completely sure I've identified all the new shows I'm interesting in checking out.

Sleepy Hollow S02E01 OAD 9/22/2014 (Season 2 Premiere)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:48
OK! That was a pretty fun way to start the season.

One thing I often dislike about shows like this is that they can write themselves into any corner and then just make up a mystical rule to get themselves out. People don't really die, stakes aren't real, etc. The show kind of did that here, but overall I thought it did a good job creating a real cliffhanger to end last season, and then coming up with creative ways that were not enormous cheats to unwind most of it. Katrina is still captive and who knows when we'll see Irving, but the main characters are mobile again.

The main thing I thought didn't work was John Cho's character. He's basically helping Moloch or helping Abbie at the whims of the plot. He's never made a lot of sense.

But good stuff with the other John in the cast, John Noble. He is going to be a lot of fun in this role.

Overall, a good beginning to season two, I thought.

Ota with Pixels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:19
Just got my OTA hooked up last night and am a new cord cutter.

I have an antenna in my attic and when it was hooked directly up to my television, I had either full or near full strength on all of my local channels.

My local fox station recorded a show that had frequent brief pixelation that would last for a second and then go back crystal clear for several seconds to a minute and then do it again.

I checked signal strength on this channel and it was 52%. The only change is the Tivo.

I did online chat with Tivo and the rather uninterested support rep on the chat said that the Tivo tuner wasn't as good as my TV tuner and there was a 30 day return guarantee.

Is drop from nearly full to nearly half signal strength normal? This is unacceptable.


pyTivo remuxing issue

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:09
Trying to get remuxing / audio only encode working with pytivo but it still seems to always do a full transcode.


Tivo Roamio Pro
Python 2.7.2
pytivo wmcbrine fork from 8/7/14
ffmpeg: have tried multiple versions between 2.1 and latest build
ts = on added in user defined settings and verified in .conf

I have tried all sorts of different mkv files with h264 video and either ac3 audio or dts. It is my understanding that with ts = on it should only reencode the audio .. but instead it seems to be doing a full reencode every time.

What in the way of log files / media info outputs, etc. do I need to provide in order to get this figured out - I know it must be something silly I'm overlooking!



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