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Want Live Tv in 5 rooms - What's best way?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 08:58
I will be moving into a house and want Live Tv and ability to watch recordings off my Elite in at least four other rooms. The rooms have coax. I have Comcast Cable.

Looked at stream - Don't like because of ios only, video quality, and no hdmi out.

Looked at mini - Don't like because it ties up Elite tuner and needs subscription.

Can I do this with additional cable card Tivo's but no added subscriptions? What can a cable card Tivo do (or not do) without a subscription? Which cable card Tivo model(s) can I use?

The Mentalist - 05/05/2013 - Red John's Rules

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 07:33
So we now have a list of seven suspects:

Bret Stiles, Gale Bertram, Robert Kirkland , Sheriff Thomas McAllister , Brett Partridge, Ray Haffner, and Reede Smith.

So how did Red John know who was on the list? I am guessing he, or an associate, broke into Jane's apartment and saw it.

I don't know how RJ knew about the girl from Jane's past though.

Loved how the revelation of the handshake (mentioned in previous episodes and confirmed in this one) is the one thing that could reveal RJ.

Bruno Heller talks about whether or not the list is accurate, and the upcoming season. He also discusses whether or not Jane could be Red John. Spoilers beware:


Defiance "A Well Respected Man" OAD 5/6/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 02:52
Haven't recorded or watched this ep yet. Was this any better than last week's ep?

Defiance "The Devil In the Dark" OAD 04/29/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 02:51
No thread for last week's ep? I thought the ep was only so-so.

Anyone watch?

How I Met Your Mother - May 6 2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 23:42
that's it
I'm done
this show is over for me

Upgrade TiVo Hughes DVR40 to 1T (power adapter issue)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 22:35
I fell for the 1T upgrade from Weaknees. I am a novice at computer hardware and I have a question. They surprised me by sending a SATA to IDE Adapter which threw a slight curve in my direction as I prepare to upgrade. One of the capacitors (see below) was bent against the the other one and is slightly loose. Should I take a chance and attach the adapter or get a replacement from WK? WK emailed me said it was no problem...

They also sent a new IDE cable at first saying I could still use my orig IDE cable or the one they sent; but they say "If your kit also came with a new IDE/drive cable, then be sure to replace the TiVo's cable with the included in your kit. So guess I should use it, right? I'm confused, thought this would easier but now they are confusing me with the adapter and the new IDE cable. Any help/ideas? I've contacted them but they have limited hours and it's hard to get a response let alone a person's name.

EAS Broadcasts w/ Mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 20:32
What (if anything) does the Mini do when the Host receives an EAS Test Message broadcast?
  • During Playback
  • During Live TV

Dads, Dungeons and Dragons on TV This Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 19:14
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM As Robin and Barney’s wedding day gets closer, the obstacles get more challenging. While Barney spends the day with the hard to please Robin Sr, Robin frantically tries to locate her “something old” that she herself buried in Central Park years ago. Meanwhile, Ted is asked to help Marshall and Lily get ready for their big move.    TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX – 9PM This week is an eventful one for the roommates in apartment 4D! There’s a Continue Reading

Tivo Series3 THD (TCD652160) LIFETIME 2TB (318HD Hours)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:53
This is a LIFETIME Series 3 (TCD652160) with a just upgraded (April 2, 2013) 2 TB drive. It allows for 318 HD hours! It also looks like the day we bought it from TIVO. Perfect condition, with the Box and all original books and accessories! I even tested and verified that the Power Supply output and Caps were perfect before installing the 2TB drive. I do not see how you can find a cleaner Unit anywhere!

Reason for selling after just doing the upgrade, is that TIVO made me an offer on a Premiere that we could not resist! Notice that the TIVO is powered on (see light in picture) and connected, but the cable card is now in the Premiere.

Price is $355 plus shipping (about $22 with Insurance), and I use PayPal.
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No more free version of TiVo Desktop

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:39
Just got an email from TiVo stating:

Quote: Download the FREE TiVo Desktop software today
As of June 5th, 2013 the free version of TiVo Desktop for PC will no longer be available for download. TiVo Desktop for PC lets you enjoy your music and photos on your TV. You can also transfer shows from your TiVo DVR to your PC.* Take advantage of this last chance to download the software for FREE! You think they will have a replacement that costs money? Or are they just going to rely on third party software?

Two MoCA networks

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 17:43
Is it possible to have the Premiere XL4 on one MoCA network with Minis, and have a totally separate one with a pair of adapters.

I am moving in with roommates soon, and I was thinking of putting my A/V stuff upstairs. That would be simple. The router, HTPC, main gigabit network, and HTPC would all be in one location, with MoCA and N900 going out through the house.

However, I am considering putting the A/V setup downstairs, but the router would stay upstairs. Since the XL4 and the HTPC would be downstairs, I would need a MoCA backbone to connect the router with 50mbps Comcast internet to the gigabit switch with the XL4 and HTPC downstairs. I could connect the other stuff through the XL4, but I don't want the XL4 bridging my main network, as the HTPC could end up sort of turning into a multi-TB fileserver, with some massive file copy operations. I was thinking of making a MoCA backbone, and then connecting the XL4 to Ethernet, and having the XL4 and Minis on their own MoCA network.

What I would need to do for that is to set them on different MoCA channels. With a 650mhz Comcast plant, it is possible per the MoCA spec, but I was wondering if it actually possible to the configure the equipment this way?

I could use a wireless bridge or try to figure out how to run wired Ethernet, but it would be a lot easier just to set up a MoCA bridge. I may eventually end up going the wired Ethernet route, but I'm not sure at this point if that's possible. Also, if I could get two networks running, I could put my laptop on a third MoCA adapter, right onto the backbone, so that I'd have faster access to the HTPC and 50mbps internet.

MoCA - Where to put the adapter?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 16:34
Hello! I'm upgrading my standard Premiere unit to an XL4 (arrives tomorrow!) and i've also included one MoCA adapter to my order. I'm hoping to use my current premiere unit as the second room... but i'm not sure where I should place the adapter to get the best use out of it. \

If the XL4 has MoCA built in, where does the adapter go in this setup? Do I need to buy a second MoCA box? for the original premiere?

Free TiVo Desktop Discontinued Next Month

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 16:33
TiVo will be retiring the free version of their TiVo Desktop PC software next month. And I can’t say it’s a bad idea, given years of neglect… and CCI Byte unpleasantries. While imagery alluding to a replacement TiVo Desktop or, perhaps, web portal streaming surfaced earlier this year, nothing has yet materialized. Until it does, TiVo [...]

Netflix Surpasses HBO in U.S. Subscribers

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:09

Missing Media Access Key entry under Account & System Info

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:37
Under the Account & System Info tab, the 2nd entry is completely missing. 'Media Access Key' is not there. This is not another missing Media Access Key thread.

I had the deck unplugged while I was trying to image the drive, when I returned that drive back and booted it up all was fine except for this. I forced a update which it did, but no change.
I waited a day, still no entry. :confused:
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Anyone watching Nurse Jackie this season?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:35
I'm surprised that there aren't any threads yet.

Jackie is doing her thing and really trying! I'm not liking the situation with her Brit MD friend. I'd like her to stick around.

Interesting developments with her dating........

The Moment - Notre Dame Football Coach - 05/02/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:22
I enjoy this reality series but it also is a reality series where maybe some of the drama is made up. But it is heartwarming to watch. And in this case, at the end of the show they showed a picture of the contestant on the Notre Dame sidelines. Fabulous. The only change I would make to this series is always at the end of each episode, show where the contestant is today (or 6 months after the challenge or so)

TiVo awarded patent for "motion-activated remote control backlight"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 07:12
United States Patent no. 8,432,264, issued on April 30, was assigned to TiVo Inc. (Alviso, Calif.).
"Motion-activated remote control backlight" was invented by Roger Hsu (Palo Alto, Calif.). According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An apparatus for performing remote control operations is provided. A remote control detects a particular movement, and performs operations based on the detected movement."
The patent was filed on July 23, 2010, under Application No. 12/842,904.

Game of Thrones S3E6 05/05/2013 'The Climb'

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 06:17
I'll have a ton of comments, as usual :)

But first, a question: if being in the Kingsguard is such a bad thing, why did Tywin allow Jaime to be one?

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