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How Chromecast Could Jumpstart TiVo’s Retail Ambitions

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 13:27

As we await Chromecast delivery, an interesting TiVo rumor has crossed our desk. Supposedly Series 5 and TiVo Mini hardware will leverage the same sort of technologies (DIAL? via Flingo?) that Google’s Chromecast has implemented. Cast is similar to AirPlay in that a smartphone, tablet, or computer pipes video to a television. However, unlike Apple’s [...]

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CableCard "errors" 2XL/4XL w/Moto card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 09:29
I've posted previously regarding SNR #'s and Signal Strength issues. Comcast has replaced some grounding blocks that certainly displayed issues and the SNR#'s have improved to TiVo standards but I've still got image issues and the Uncorrected Errors and Corrected Errors are crazy high numbers.

I've reset both my machines a couple times which clears the cache but I've still got ridiculous I believe issues there. TiVo says should have near 0 - could some of you just post #'s from the cable card diagnostics page for your Uncorrected and Corrected numbers and maybe include the SNR# recorded also. The connect time is shown in seconds and I don't know that I'm concerned with that, I'm more interested with maybe establishing a ratio of the uncorrected to the corrected.

I don't believe that there's a difference in machines and i mentioned it's a Motorola Card


Big Brother 07-25-2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 06:29
No surprise that Kaitlyn went home. She really was the best choice. Get her out while you can.

I wonder if Aryn is going to keep her deal or totally screw them over. Should be an interesting week.

Why is my space disappearing on my HD3?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 04:24
I have an HD3 TiVo 1350 which supposedly has 1241 SD hours. To save space, I record in SD.

When I left for a 3 day trip, I deleted as much as possible. I had recordings to protect from a few years ago (but not on KUID). When I returned Sunday, all was well, but my deleted recordings were down to about 100. It seemed like I page upped fewer times and noticed that was odd.

(Usually, I have 200-400 deleted recordings, and can page up about 20-25 times to the top.)

Yesterday, I went to undelete a program, and there were only TWO programs in my undelete file, and I sure didn't record 100 shows and had also done daily multiple deletes. It seems like many recordings have disappeared too.

So, I diligently removed more programs that I figure I won't watch, and got up to 67, I think. This morning, there are only 54 programs in my deleted file.

What could be happening? Where are my programs going? What should I do to stop this shrinking of my HD?

Any ideas or suggestions? Do you need more information from me? Thanks.

PBS Station Promotes Spot-On Fake Reality Shows to Illustrate Sad State of TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 20:21
To demonstrate the sad state of television programming, PBS station WNET is promoting a series of fake reality shows that are absurd and idiotic but sadly, would not look out of place on TV. As part of the campaign the station produced thoroughly convincing trailers for three of them: Long Island Landscapers, Clam Kings, and Meet the Tanners. The campaign urges viewers who have “had enough of bad television” to support WNET.http://www.thirteen.org/tvgonewrong/




New LG/Entone Retail Streamer on the Way

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 15:08

Lost in the Chromecast news yesterday was an announcement from LG and Entone on a new media streamer coming to retail. In itself, the streamer isn’t all that exciting. But pair the box with Entone’s 8-tuner gateway and you have a very interesting proposition for retail or the ISP channel. To start, the streamer is [...]

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Court sides with Dish Re: Commercial Skipping

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 02:23
In other news, the 9th Circuit sided with Dish in Fox's lawsuit against them regarding the Hopper's channel-skipping feature.


Doesn't impact Tivo directly right now, but should they one day decide that trying to be cozy with content partners won't pay the bills, they have some legal leverage to do the same.


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/25/2013 - 00:46

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Tivo stream and fios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 22:12

For those of you with FIOS service...I am in the process of converting from Xfinity to FIOS - will have FIOS installed next week. I have four TIVO devices - a TIVO Premiere 4, a TIVO Premiere, a TIVO 3 HD, and a TIVO Mini. I will not have any FIOS boxes. I am debating the value of also obtaining a TIVO stream. Do the various FIOS apps allow you to stream/record to IPADs and other mobile devices and have a good selection of shows and movies? Or would a TIVO stream give me a lot more options and flexibility?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts....


New Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles - Special lower prices for a limited time!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 22:09
For sale - New Premieres, Minis, Streams, and bundles - NIB, factory sealed
Premiere 75 - $95 (Price lowered!)
Premiere 4 - $165 (Price lowered!)
Premiere XL - $250
Premiere XL4 - $279 (Price lowered!)
Mini - $75
Stream - $122
Bundle: Premiere 4 & Mini - $230
Bundle: Premiere XL4 & Mini - $379

Plus actual shipping

Full warranty from date of purchase.

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Your favorite Law & Order Franchise detectives.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 20:03
There were so many! But I was just wondering what everyone's favorites were.

Go to this link and there's a list.


There are so many, but I think this'd be my top five:

1. Lennie Briscoe. One of my favorite characters on TV period.
2. Robert Goren (CI) Love his mental instability.
3. Munch (SVU): He makes me laugh
4. Zach Nichols (CI) Weird choice, but he really grew on me in his one season.
5. This one's a toss up. I loved Alex Eames, but I also enjoyed Captain Danny Ross (CI)

(List however many you like.)

cablevision has a 10 tuner dvr!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 18:27
wow! just read over at fierce cable website where cablevision now has a 10 tuner dvr that lets you record 10 shows at once!!! Makes me wish cablevision was available in my area! I hate to say it but tivo seems to be getting further and further behind.:eek:

Top Chef Masters: Does this show make you hungry?

TiVo Blog - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 14:22
There are plenty of food-focused shows on T.V. these days. Some teach you how to cook; others bring you to restaurants all over the world, while others show amateur professional chefs competing for top titles. One of the original, and still most popular, food challenge series’ is Top Chef on Bravo. A new season of Top Chef Masters premieres tonight at 10/9c. Celebrity chef and host Curtis Stone is back again, along with some special guest judges including, Busy Philipps, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lindsey Price and Ali Larter. The twist Continue Reading

Prop mistakes in The Killing.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 13:55
In a recent episode radio communications between officers played a central role. Obviously noone involved with obtaining props for the show is an amateur radio operator.

In the show the cophouse base radio was repeatedly shown tuned to the 20-meter ham band which is exclusively assigned to the amateur radio service in the US not public service. And, even if they had FCC special permission to use it, it is not particularly effective for local communications.

And finally, one of the detectives used a handheld radio to communicate with the base radio but handheld units are not manufactured for this band.

Let the "so whats" begin. ;)

Share Your Slingbox (now via Facebook)

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 10:25

Since we haven’t actually gotten around to an in-depth review of the newer HD Slingboxes or covered the current state of Sling’s webplayer (that has essentially replaced Mac and PC desktop software), we figured we should at least touch on this little nugget that Engadget turned up. In years and devices past, sharing one’s Slingbox [...]

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Tuning adapter question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 09:32
I have two Motorola tuning adapters and both exhibit the same behavior, so I believe I can rule out a hardware issue. That said, I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the following:

Every time my cable company experiences an outage or my power goes out, my tuning adapters go out of sync with a flashing amber light and has caused me to miss recordings especially if I'm traveling. No matter how long I leave them, they will never go back in sync unless I power cycle them and this usually solves the issue. There are times however, where multiple power cycles are necessary to get them back in sync. My cable company (Bright House) seems clueless as to why this is happening and can't seem to produce an answer.

Yet another frustrating issue with tuning adapters and SDV...

Series 2 with DTA - TiVo scrambling video

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/24/2013 - 03:10
I have an old Series 2 (AT&TiVo) that is now connected to a DTA. I set up the DTA over 6 months ago, and everything has been working fine.

But today, after maybe a week of not watching this TV, I turn it on and find that all of the video looks scrambled. This is on every channel. The TiVo menus look fine, only the channel video is scrambled. I assumed a problem with the DTA and power-cycled it.

However, that didn't fix it, so I hit Standby on the TiVo, which enables RF passthrough so I can see the DTA output directly on the TV. Low and behold, the video looks just fine. All of the channels look good.

But when I go back to the TiVo, all the video is still scrambled. I restarted the TiVo, which didn't help at all. Then I re-ran Guided setup to repeat the cable box setup. That didn't help either, as all through Guided setup the video was scrambled still.

How can the TiVo be scrambling what appears to be a perfectly good video signal? Could it be a hardware failure? I wasn't able to find any similar reports on the forum.

Thanks for any help.


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