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Amazing Race - OAD 4/28/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 07:16
Finally! That whiny b*tch is gone!

I knew when they had to do the physical task with the barrels that they wouldn't get there before the roller derby moms.

I'm thinking that next week's two-hour finale will be two single episodes with a Philimination at the end of the first hour, then a flight to somewhere (coastal) in the US for the second hour. Or possibly straight to the final destination at the beginning of the first.

Not sure who I want to win, now. The final four are all pretty non-descript.

Game of Thrones S3E5 04/28/2013 'Kissed By Fire'

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 06:39
Congratulations to Jon Snow! ;)

The scene with Jaime and Brienne was fantastic. His recount of why he killed the king was riveting. Not to mention how Bolton tricked him for as long as he could about Cersei!

Tywin continues his quest for father of the year. Loved how quickly he erased that smirk off Cersei's face!

Hard drive constanly thrashing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 05:58
Model 652;
The HDD is constantly "thrashing" around. This has been going on for weeks now. I decided to do a power cycle which initially solved the problem, but only for a week. Now it's back to thrashing.
I have a 2nd 652, but that is not doing this.
This is setup for OTA & CATV w/ no CC if that matters. It also does not have any desktop functions (access) in use. It has a WD 1TB internal drive (WD10EZRX) with the intellipark disabled with no external drive connected.

This is not a noisy or bad hard drive. The thrashing is quite, it either has to be dead quiet in the room or I have to place my ear next to the deck to hear this. It sounds as it's doing a defrag process continuously or indexing (if that is what it is called). I used MFSLive boot CD to image the drive.

Any ideas what is going on and why a power cycle temporally fixed the problem? :confused:

Tivo Stream & False Advertising!! I want my $ Back!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 03:12
Being a loyal TiVo customer since day one, I was really excited when the slick email came from Tivo marketing announcing the capabilities of their new Tivo Stream product. It was just what I was looking for. I have an iPad, but hardly use it over my much preferred Android Tablet and phone. This was way back in mid 2012, and the promo email, website, and everything that talked about the Tivo Stream said "Now Working With IOS Devices" and "Android Support Coming Soon".

Well, the reason I decided to buy it the first day it was available was that I could play around with it on my iPad, then it will REALLY BE USEFUL to me when the android comes out SOOOOON! No reasonable person would expect soon to be close to a year. Since then, Tivo got $129.00 for the box, and all the monthly fees....while I wait to figure out what TiVo means by "Soon".

Android devices now outnumber IOS by quite a bit...GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND STOP MAKING PROMISES TO SELL PRODUCTS THAT YOU CANT KEEP!!! Where can I get my money back for a product that was completely misrepresented? It doesn't appear TiVo ever plans to add the Android support.

When will I buy another TiVo product after being a loyal customer for so long???? SOON!

Mad Men "The Flood" (OAD 4/28/2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/28/2013 - 23:18
Did the way the realtor made the comment about the 2nd Ave subway make anyone else's ears prick up?

It did mine, so I looked it up.

and still not built, lol.

I guess I don't understand the map on that article well though, cuz it looks like even though the 2nd Ave subway hasn't been built there are a couple of parallel lines a couple blocks over, no?

Calling all Moms for a Twitter Party!

TiVo Blog - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:07
In preparation for Mother’s Day this year, we’re joining forces with Girls’ Lunch Out for a Twitter Party on Monday, April 29th from 9 PM -10 PM ET. We will discuss everything from motherhood, TV and technology to gift ideas that are good for the whole family (and how to drop hints). It’ll be an hour of ‘me’ time and a fun way to prepare for the day that celebrates YOU! The perfect Mother’s Day gift that the entire family can enjoy, TiVo offers busy moms easy entertainment options that Continue Reading

AT&T Intros Box With Many Antennae

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:47
“In case of online attack, please use the emergency shutoff valve.” -Ed Bott

VOD Gets Fast Forward Back

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:28
You know how annoying it is when your on-demand session times out and you have to start a show over from the beginning? Oh, and then you find out fast forwarding has been disabled? Well, fear no more. The cable gods are hard at work fixing the problem. The SCTE, a standards body for the [...]

Amazon Preps Streaming STB

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:56
According to Businessweek, Amazon intends to take on the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Roku with a streaming set-top box. Given Amazon’s failed bid for Roku, ever-expanding cloud offerings, and even their own Android marketplace, it’s not an inconceivable approach – yet we’ll classify this as a rumor until more concrete evidence presents itself. With the downward [...]

Reality TV Auditions: Talented Kids From Around the World

TiVo Blog - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:33
In reality TV talent competitions, there is always a range of contestants. Some make you cringe while others are so talented that you must rewind and re-watch them over and over again.  Here are some of our favorite auditions that will make you say TGFT (Thank God For TiVo)!     Carly Rose singing on X Factor US Shuan Hern Lee playing piano on Australia’s Got Talent Jack Carroll showing his own comedy style on Britain’s Got Talent Jack Vidgen singing on Australia’s Got Talent James Hobley dancing on Britain’s Continue Reading

The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: SVU return to this week’s line up with all new episodes!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:51
MONDAY – 90210 – CW – 9PM Naomi is heading to the Big Apple! She definitely has the NY attitude, but will she be able to impress Jordan’s mother? Olly Murs guest stars when Liam and Navid arrange to have the singer-songwriter perform in order to win over a teen pro surfer.   TUESDAY – Dancing With the Stars – ABC – 9PM The results are in and it’s time for Week 6 elimination. The stars remaining in the competition include: Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Continue Reading

Do Hulu Plus subscribers actually have less commercials?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:49
The claim is that Hulu Plus subscribers watch less commercials, but it that really true. And if there are less commercials, how much less?

I'm a bit skeptical when Hulu marketing info states that paying subscribers help keep costs down. The reality for all advertising business models is to maximize profits through advertising. If Hulu has companies buying ad time for for TV series XXX, I can't see them turning down money because they have a policy of only couple minutes (or whatever) of ads for paying subscribers. I would suspect that if they could match the networks with 18-19 minutes of of ads per hour, Hulu would do it. :)

Veep Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:16
I created a whole season thread because there does not seem to be the love for this show that it deserves. Single best comedy on tv right now.
JLD is really hitting her stride. The writing is razor sharp, and the show requires multiple viewings to get all the jokes. I just hope they can sustain this level of excellence. Great great great.

Fast Programming Update - Thanks!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:14
Since this tends to be the place we come to when we have questions or problems, I wanted to share some personal "good news" and thanks to the TiVo folks.

My cable company recently added about 24 HD channels to the lineup. After a week without seeing any Guide Data for these new options, though, I sent a Lineup Change form to TiVo Help. They say to allow for about a week for anything to change. . . so I was very pleasantly surprised to see that accurate Guide Data showed up in less than 48 hours. And I didn't have to do a thing to get it -- no restart, no Guided Setup redo. It was just there. And it just worked.

I know. . . Not anything earth-shaking here. But as someone who watches a ton of TV -- and who has loved TiVo ever since our first S2 unit in 2002 -- I just wanted to say a public "thank you" for a small job done well.

Bob

The Amazing Race - OAD 4/21/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 06:21
I love those long pauses on the mat after Phil tells a team they are the last to arrive.
You just know that means non-elimination. :)

TeleWorld

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 05:24
Does Tivo still use the Teleword paid program for downloading info? I don't see it listed in the onscreen guide.

Game of Thrones S03E04 "And Now His Watch is Ended" 2013-Apr-21

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/21/2013 - 23:49
Craster stabbed in the throat, Lord Commander Mormont stabbed in the back, many of the remaining Night's Watch men in rebellion, and Sam fleeing with Gilly and her son. Who knew Sam had some of the hero in him?

Margaery just about has Joffrey eating out of her hand, and it looks like she will soon have Sansa doing the same -- suggesting Sansa might have Loras is genius!

Arya accusing the Hound of murder and Beric Dondarrion to be the champion to fight the Hound in a trial by combat.

Littlefinger has two featherbeds to be placed on the ship with him. Is he planning on taking Sansa with him? If so, at least she would appear to get her own bed.

Varys has the sorcerer, who castrated him as a boy, confined in a box. As Varys said, patience is helpful in plotting revenge. And now Varys is plotting with Olenna Tyrell.

Tywin Lannister says he is doing everything he can to rescue Jaime. But all he appears to be doing is sitting at his desk and writing. Tywin does not trust Cersei because she is not as smart as she thinks she is, and she fails to control Joffrey.

One-handed Jaime is ready to lie down and die when he finds he cannot fight worth a damn with his left hand. But Brienne is grateful to Jaime for saving her from rape (or she still plans to trade him for the Stark girls), and she bullies Jaime into choosing to live.

Theon is back where he started, tied to the cross. It seems Theon has no friends left (if he ever had any).

Daenerys could speak High Valyrian all along, and it did not require much patience for her to get revenge on the nasty slave master, who learned, for a brief moment, that a dragon is not a slave. And Daenerys has a loyal army, marching with all three dragons flying overhead.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/21/2013 - 19:33
COULSON IS ALIVE!!!





Oh, yeah, also ABC is planning on airing this show in its fall lineup. Pilot co-written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Quote: Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...ther-new-name/

I almost don't care if it's a huge flop and cancelled in the third episode. Coulson is alive and they CAN'T cancel it by summarily bumping him off again!

Breaking news and network TV

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/21/2013 - 19:07
I get most of my news from MSNBC, CNN and even Fox News. (TV sources). I wonder if in the future networks will even bother interrupting regular TV since many people do not watch live TV for regular shows. I flip to a 24 hour channel for stories such as the Boson incident and even scheduled events such as Presidential addresses. For really breaking stories I use Internet sources.

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