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Modern Family 5/1. The last word

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 06:47
My recording cut off on the final punchline.
Phil says " I didn't say dinner, I said _____________?
Please fill in the blank. And thanks.

A decent eposide with Haley as the tooth fairy and Phil's classroom presentation as highlights.

Tivo HDs lost channels 707, 709, others? Premiere didn't.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 01:11
TiVo HD lost some channels but my TiVo Premiere didn't. The cable strength meter shows100% for all working channels but 0% for these missing channels. ???

This is on Comcast Napa CA.

Survivor: Caramoan "The Beginning of the End" 5/1/13 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 01:02
So Andrea joins the list of those voted out with a hidden immunity idol in their pockets. Pretty good job by the rest of the group to keep it secret from her. I lived her reaction when she got the second vote. "WHAT?!?!"

So could anyone tell if the place where Eric found the HII was the same place where Andrea caught Malcolm digging last week? I'd live to know if Malcolm was digging in the completely wrong place, or if he would have found it with a little more digging.

I was shocked when Eddie jumped in for the doughnuts during the first challenge, but I guess it worked out pretty well for him. But now that Andrea is gone, it will be interesting to see whether they'll immediately vote him off or if someone will pull him in. With just two episodes left (next Wednesday and the following Sunday), there will be eight on the jury and a final three. If Eddie makes it to the end, he'd probably have votes from Michael, Malcolm, Reynold, and Andrea, so he's definitely a threat to win if the rest of them are not careful.

I'd love to see Cochran make it to the end because I think his jury speech and answers will be much more entertaining than anyone else left in the game.

Tivo doesn't see server when running Mac2Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:41
My Tivo is a Series 3 HD XL, with the most recent OS.

I'm running Mac2Tivo 1.2.1 (104) on Snow Leopard.
I"ve added a directory full of pictures to MAc2Tivo. The app shows that it is sharing video wth the DVR.

When I click on the server IP address on the Tivo, it can't find the server.
The IP address is the same one that I got fron the Network Preferences in my Mac Book Pro.

I have viewed jpgs on my Mac from my Tivo before, somehow I've lost that ability. Do I need to enable another setting?


The Americans "The Colonel" (OAD 5/1/2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:20
Well that was just an awesome hour of television.

I loved how each group only knew half of what the other was doing.

I think it was a major error for him to not go home to his kids, keeping up normal appearances is never more important than around the time of major operations.

Oh, hey, you blew your chance to catch a spy on American soil, too bad, oh yeah, we have a sick aunt, can you watch the kids?

Anyone care to venture what they are saying at the end of the show?

At the very least I get that the daughter thinks something is going on, but what was that odd stare she had at the end? Was she supposed to be looking at something on the other side of the room?

I was more worried she would see scratches on the floor from the mom moving the washer or dryer to get to the secret hole in the wall.

The Big C Hereafter-Spoilers to Date

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:47
Quality of Life OAD 4/29/13

Anyone watching? I thought an all-season (or limited season) thread since no thread yet...

I LOVE Andrea-mentioning her roomie's herpes med cracked me up! :p I hope she does move back in. She can be "Mr J's" assistant again, and they can get rid of that perky blond-I don't care for her one bit.

So Dr Perfect has colon cancer-interesting! Maybe Cathy can teach him to be more compassionate. That will be a cool subplot.

As always, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Sean-he and Cathy bouncing in the bouncy castle was so sweet. And ever the annoying brother, he was laughing at her incontinence. But it wouldn't be "him" if he didn't. Deep down, Cathy knows it was with love. :o The sight of them riding that scooter in the mall! LOLZ! :D :D

I did tear up at the last scene with Cathy and Adam. Setting off the fireworks, her telling him/asking him if it was OK to give up chemo...Laura Linney is such a great actress. And the kid who plays her son is good too.

Well-anyone else watching???

Digital box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:54
I have an old TiVo Pioneer 810, that still works but now that I got rid of all my Comcast boxes, I won't be able to use it, or will I? Now using HD TiVo's with cable cards.
Is there such a box you can BUY to convert my digital to my old TiVo?


Please explain MOCA to me, and how does it work with Tivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:26
I kind of, sort of understand MOCA. But not really. :)

How exactly does this work with Tivo?

Can I use the regular ole, existing cable jacks in my house to push information back and forth as a replacement for a traditional wifi network or to replace a hard wired ethernet network?

Does MOCA allow me to stream content between tivos in different rooms?

Do I need MOCA adapters in each room?

I like to try new things and if this could benefit me, then I would like to give it a shot.



E-Bay fees go way up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:51
Sometime in April E-Bay fees for electronics (TiVos) went up to 10% of the selling price, they were about 5% to 6% before. this fee is also put on the shipping cost if shipping is not free, so with the PayPal fees of 2.9% the casual E-Bay seller is paying almost 13% on the selling price inc shipping. That a bummer IMHO.

Top sellers can get about 20% off the fees

NeoTV Netgear a force to recon with?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:49
Guys I just looked over the video for this item and it looks very tightly put together and for far less than a TiVo, matter of fact it's pricing model resembles that of a Roku. Also since Tivo and all internet appliances use the Google .api code the Youtube player is nearly identical.:rolleyes:


can kmttg transfer shows from a Tivo to a PC without a router involved?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:45
I have a Tivo premiere with a lifetime subscription on it. I am going to be shutting down my home internet service for a while.

So my question is this...... If I connect my computer directly to the Tivo with an ethernet cable, will kmttg allow me to transfer shows directly?



Amazon video download question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:02
I bought The Batman Season 1 on amazon instant video and downloaded the season to my tivo. It's a 16:9 show but SD as its older. I was surprised to see the show displayed with black bars all around. I couldn't use any of the TiVo aspect ratio controls to fix this.

Is this normal?

I bought and downloaded an HD show and it filled my screen properly. Can anyone confirm the frame rate and audio (channels and quality) of newer HD shows when downloaded to the TiVo through amazon?


C++/Windows TiVoServer and TiVoClient software.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:20
I decided I wanted to write my own transfer programs in C++ to transfer files from the TiVo to my PC and from the PC back to the TiVo.

Transferring from the TiVo to the PC is pretty straightforward.
1. Listen for Beacons to find the tivo servers.
2. Visit the /TiVoConnect?Command=QueryContainer&Container=/ url to get a list of containers.
3. Using the TiVo MAK for http authentication, Parse the appropriate containers.
4. select and transfer a file from the URL in the container, store it as a .TiVo file.
5. optionally use tivodecode and the MAK to convert the .tivo file to a .mpg file.
6. optionally use ffmpeg to convert/transcode the .mpg to a different container format.

I'm having a problem letting the TiVo pull files back from the PC.

I broadcast beacons.
The Tivo connects and gets the "/" container.
I can browse the container under the "/" from my tivo.
I can transfer .tivo files back tot he tivo just fine. (just sending the file via http)
I am using the latest version of ffmpeg for container muxing.
I can transfer files that I'm not transcoding just fine. eg "-vcodec copy -acodec copy"

My problem happens on any file that ffmpeg is transcoding. The tivo resets the TCP connection anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes into the transfer.

I've compared ffmpeg command lines with what pyTiVo is using, and gone so far as to exactly duplicate the command, but I'm still getting the issue.

because the transfer is happening fast than realtime, the video is failing anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes in. On the same video, it does not happen at the same frame in multiple tests.

Can anyone tell me why the tcp connection is getting reset?

HELP. Someone with a premiere and the DIY channel

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:09
Can someone here help me record a show tonight? My TiVo is down and I need to get this show into my computer.
It's a show called I Want That on the DIY channel

May 01, 2013
11:30 PM e/p

I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks


Love my TiVo Premeire, but was playing with my friend's DirecTV...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:57
I was totally shocked that the latest DirecTV has 5 tuners is so smoking fast! The search features and the size of the hard drive were actually pretty impressive as well.

Can someone explain to me, in layman's terms, why their DVR is so fast and TiVo's Premiere continues to be so slow? Their menus all seemed to be Hi-Def as well.

Just wondering....


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 12:42
someone reply to this test.

Wanna Chat With Your DVR?

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:29
According to Variety, DirecTV has been working on a Nuance-powered iPhone app to bring speech recognition to HR24 and newer set-top boxes. My initial reaction was that it’s nothing more than a clever, but not very practical, application of Siri-like skills. Yet, upon reflection, being able to change channel via station name, rather than researching a corresponding [...]

HIMYM - Bro Mitzvah - S08E22 - OAD 04292013 SPOILERS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 09:44
Anybody watch it? I really liked it.

I didn't see the Karate Kid twist at the end coming.

Hope the rest of the episodes are this good.

Problems with audio, guide, tivo recorded shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 08:30
So my S3 is on the fritz. I have lifetime on it and don't have the $$ for a new tivo. I run farifax va fios with cable cards.

I have 2 kids and this the primary tv distribution product so I need to fix it.

Problems escalated last night.
I had audio dropouts on recorded shows and live shows.
Then I let it sit for a while and didn't touch it.
Then it worked for a few hours later that evening.
Then this morning, almost total non responsive to the remote.
There were no shows listed in the saved list.

I had guide problems and interface problems where I haven't been able to change channels or select a recorded show.
I finally got on a cartoon network but I couldn't do much else.

I think I have narrowed the list down to. I'm not very handy.
a. hard drive issue
b. power supply
c. capactictor
d. verizon line trouble
e. cable card
f. coax into box from street
g. external hard drive (western digital 500gb hooked up thru esata)

I understand that e-g are the least likely reasons for the trouble but are the easiest to test.

I'm less concerned about shows that I might lose that I have already recorded.

1. My first question is if I disconnect the external hard drive, will the tivo work? (IF that were the problem)

2. If I bought a tivo series 3 on craigslist for $50, could I just use it for parts like power supply, capatictors to repair my nonfunctioning tivo series 3.

Thank you in advance,


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