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Merlin Series Finale (parts 1 and 2)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/01/2013 - 16:53
This was one of those shows that grew on me as it went on. Not so much for the sometimes corny plots but for the friendship between Merlin and Arthur. The interplay between the two characters and the two actors really made me feel that they were good, loyal friends and not just King and servant. I enjoyed how these two characters played off each other. I'll admit that dust may have gotten into my eyes once or twice during these two hours.

I wasn't all that surprised that Arthur died. I was very surprised that he remained dead. Maybe I should brush up on the mythology.

It's a good thing that Morgana explained that she couldn't be killed by normal means because I kept shouting in my head "Will somebody kill this evil broad, please!" Also, maybe magic users would actually kill their enemies instead of flinging them across the room/cave/forest/etc...

I liked it when Merlin went into full badass wizard mode. I kinda wish it wasn't as Ye Olde Merlin, though.

This show was like a Midieval Smallville but much more satisfying because the lead character wasn't weighed down by lame love subplots.

Xfinity on Demand app vanishes

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/01/2013 - 13:43
I live in the Indianapolis area, and have had the Tivo Xfinity on Demand app for many months now. Since it first appeared under "My Shows", the app has always been there. Occasionally it doesn't work when we start it up and try to view a show, but the app itself has never before disappeared.

Yesterday, the app vanished from My Shows. No error, it simply isn't there. Rebooting the Tivo, forcing a connection, waiting overnight did not help. Other network services appear fine. There is no discernable issue with either our cable or internet connections.

We called Tivo, and after about 45 minutes of rebooting, checking our router, etc (which we had already tried), the customer service rep told us our unit had been removed by Tivo from the "Xfinity on Demand" group at Tivo central. Apparently, the last time our unit did its routine overnight connection to Tivo Headquarters, it was mysteriously reconfigured to disable the app on our unit.

The agent told us we should get it back in a few days. (at the 24 hour point it has still not come back)

Has this happened to anyone else?

Stuck on C&DE?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 06/01/2013 - 05:29
So I bought a use HD for my Mom. I plugged it it and it booted up fine. However there were recordings in Now Playing so I figured I'd just do a C&DE just to start it over from scratch. However I started that process 2 hours ago and it'a still on that screen. Anything I can do? I plan on leaving it going over night, but at this point I don't have high hopes. So I'm hoping one of you might have a suggestion for me to try in the morning.

Before plugging it in I opened it up to clean out the dust and I checked the capacitors on the power supply. None of them looked even slightly bulged.

Very Faint Hum Coming From My HD DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 22:19
HD DVR and a new WD AV-GP 1 TB AV Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EURX .
When it is quiet I can hear a very faint hum coming from my DVR. Is this normal? Could it be the HDD or, perhaps, the cooling fan on the power supply?

Motive season 1 spoilers OK

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 21:43
Anyone watching this? So far I have only seen the first episode. Does it get better?

New Stream Problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:36
Since I got my Stream for Christmas, it's been working great. Now with the latest iOS app update, it's now allowing me to stream shows to either the iPad or the iPhone. I just keep getting an error box that says: "DVR Unable to Stream: Your Tivo DVR is not set up to allow streaming. Please contact your cable provider"

It can still download, it passes the streaming test inside the app, it just won't stream shows, which makes me want to throw it out the window, since one of my main uses was basically to turn the iPad into a second TV.

Any ideas?

Emergency Alert - Can I cancel out of the screen? Opt-out entirely?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:03
Over the past hour, I've tried to watch a pre-recorded program. I've been interrupted... four times now... with full screen/audio emergency alerts for a tornado warning in some county that is at least 100 miles away. And those aren't even heading this direction.

I try EVERY button on my remote, and nothing works. I'm locked into the warning for two minutes or so until they finally get bored of talking and release control of the TiVo back to me. Then I have to go back and play the recording, only to be interrupted again 15 minutes later.

My cell phone only bugs me for things in my immediate area, and even then, they allow me to opt-out of certain types of alerts. So I don't need my TiVo chiming in and telling me to panic immediately.

Is there some way to abort an emergency alert so that my TiVo isn't locked up for the whole duration of the message? Is there some way to opt-out of the whole thing so that my TiVo doesn't do the alerts at all?


Saving Our Favorite Shows

TiVo Blog - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:27
Unfortunately, it happens too often … our favorite TV shows are unexpectedly cancelled. Some series don’t even finish their current season before the axe comes down; others get cut after a short lifespan. Thankfully, streaming services have started saving shows, like Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt 23, as well as soap operas, and the widely popular Arrested Development. Hulu released the eight unaired Don’t Trust the B— episodes after the show was cancelled in the middle of its season. Don’t be left wondering “What happened inside Apartment 23?” and Continue Reading

Lifetime TivoHD Constantly Rebooting

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:16
Purchased 3 TivoHDs in 2008 ~ one with Lifetime and the other two with monthly service. Now, five years later, my TivoHD with Lifetime service is constantly rebooting. Two TivoHDs with monthly ($9.95) service are fine. All 3 units have been left on 24/7, placed in friendly environmnets, & used about the same. Can not help being suspicous. Any comments?

TiVo stuck on "Clearing and deleting"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:35
My tivo is stuck on clearing and deleting everything. went over night still clearing and deleting. The red light has been blinking. I have searched and searched to find a answer but I have found nothing. Any help will be appreciated greatly. My model is tcd140060
Just checked The HDD is spining no clicking.
Thank You!!!


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:16
Riveting television.

NBC renews Hannibal

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:59
Quote: The renewal is for another 13-episode season, to debut "no earlier than midseason." I recently got caught up on this show and found it to be pretty good. Leaps and bounds way better than The Following. Glad to see more of it next season.

Having problems with HBO on my Premiere XL4

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:04
I just got this unit and at first wasnt getting hardly any of the channels, let alone HBO. I called Cox and they sorted it out, started receiving all channels apart from HBO. They et up for someone to come out tomorrow morning to have a look at it.
She also said i should call tivo ,see what they say. I did and they said it was a Cox cable problem and that my billing code wasnt inputted correctly. I checked with someone over at Cox and he said everything was right on their end.

The guy at Tivo said this was a common problem, so i was wondering if anyone here can help me out?

i just get the message that i am not authorized to view this channel and to contact my cable provider.

Are all TiVo cords/wires/cables universal?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:04
I have a Toshiba Series 2 SD-H400 with TiVo Basic. I have the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2100 cable box. I use an IR blaster to change channels. My cable provider is Cox.

The TiVo is cycling back and forth between the "Powering up" screen and "Just a few minutes more", so after doing some research it seems like it's a bad hard drive and I should throw out this TiVo. If I buy a used TiVo from ebay that comes with the console only (no wires or anything so I can get it for a cheaper price), can I use all the cords from my old SD-H400?

Wsop 2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:01
Just FYI since you can't watch it through TiVo, but ESPN3 supposedly starts 2013 WSOP coverage tonight @10PM EDT with "2013 World Series of Poker: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold 'Em (Final Table)"

I say supposedly because when I first looked was scheduled for 7PM, then briefly disappeared, then reappeared for 10.

I Have a Tivo HD DVR

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:00
If I do have a failed power supply how will a electronics repair person know which or what capacitor(s) to replace?

What's the value of old S1/S2 TiVos?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:51
I just helped my sister upgrade her TiVo setup with a couple new Premier XL4s. We are now trying to figure out what to do with her original S1 and S2 TiVos that the Premiers replaced. Both of them still work fine. Both have lifetime subscriptions, and I believe both have upgraded hard drive capacity (I know for sure that at least of the two does).

Do these have any value above and beyond the $20 each that she can get for them from Weakknees? Isn't the lifetime sub alone worth more than that?

I'm tempted to take them off her hands and just hold onto them in case TiVo ever offers a lifetime sub transfer option again. But she thinks I'll just be adding to my clutter (an argument that has some merit).

So what value do they really have at this point? Or are they really only worth the $20 that weekknees is offering?

The S1 is a Sony SVR2000 with, if I remember correctly, dual 120 GB drives.
The S2 is a TiVo model (I don't know the exact model number) that I think was originally an 80 hour model that was upgraded to a larger hard drive.

Any input on the real value of these things would be most appreciated.


2 x Toshiba SDH400 post-tornado, Moore, OK

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 17:14
I have two Toshiba SDH400 TiVo units that were recording fine off coaxial cable up until the May 20, 2013 tornado hit our neighborhood in Moore, OK. Now we have moved back into our home and our services are back on (power, Cox cable (non-digital), etc.). I have rebooted, gone through the setup, etc. and neither TiVo will get a Basic Cable In signal. They will both play things recorded, and we have a couple things recorded as late as 2pm on Monday, May 20. Everything seems to work on them except getting the cable signal. Nothing since May 20 has recorded. It tries, then quits as the signal just gives a blank screen behind the notice about no cable. We do get cable again now and can watch it on our televisions, just not via the TiVo. So, we get no buffering, nor any signal to record. Tried re-powering, guided setup, shutting down, unplugging, etc. BOTH of our TiVo units are doing this same thing. Can these be fixed, or is this items to just add to the insurance claim?

Masterchef - Entire Season Thread - Spoilers for aired episodes only.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:21
Well, there probably isn't enough interest to start a new thread each week, so here's a whole season thread.

There are already some rivalries starting up. Is there ANYONE that Krissie doesn't hate?

It's too early to form opinions of who I'd like to see win just yet, but there's certainly an interesting mix - as usual.

Interesting to see people being sent home before they'd even finished cooking their lamb dishes. I'm sure it's prettu easy for the judges to form an opinion of the level of competence from watching their technique to that point.

Okla. Fund Raiser

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 15:03
I didn't see any posts on this when doing a search so I don't know if this is the first one or not. Any way, what I want to say is that this was one of the first concerts on TV where the sound was amazing. All the award shows and other concerts, the vocals are always drowned out by the instruments. With this one every word sang was clear as could be.
According to the guide it was suppose to be two hours long but it ended up only being one hour.


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