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New DirevTV TiVo question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:32
With the recent rebooting issues on the series 2 DirecTiVo's, I started thinking about upgrading. I really didn't want to reward DirecTV for something they screwed up, but I was afraid I might have no alternative.

To that end, I was hoping people on here who have them might be able to answer a few questions. Like, is it possible to buy the new unit, but activate it only in SD? Can you use legacy dishes (mind is the old round dual LNB one)? Even if I lost some of the features, I don't want to rewire the house. Also, is it ever possible to own the receiver, or am I stuck in a lease forever?

Thanks.

Suggestion

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:27
I don't know if there's a forums suggestion forum - this seems like the most likely place for this request, tho :)

I'd like to suggest that the forums be modified to somehow include the date a thread was initially started, maybe on the second line.

for example:

thread name
started by - date started

I don't know how many times I click on a 'new and interesting subject' only to find it's 6 years old, and I have to slog through 6 years of posts to get any clue of what people are talking about!

Anyway, thought I'd throw that out there for TPTB to consider!

TiVo HD w/ 1TB and Lifetime

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:34
I'm selling another TiVo HD with a 1TB upgrade and lifetime service. Comes with Glo Remote and original packaging.

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On sale new unlocked Apple iphone 5 64GB & Nokia Lumia 920

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:33
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Dropping cable-Tivo connection questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 16:30
Hi,


I have a Sony Bravia HD TV- KDL-40XBR5 HDTV

I have Comcast cable TV, but am dropping it. I am keeping my Comcast hi speed internet service.

I have a Comcast cable card in my TIVO, which I assume will need to be returned to comcast.

I've Ordered a Leaf HD antenna and will be connecting my TV to it.

I can't afford or justify the cable tv connection. I just don't need it.

How do I connect this setup to my tivo?? Thanks for any help!!! My TV is near my comcast modem and is connected to the internet.

Revolution - "Kashmir" - OAD: 11/19/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 15:34
Rachel building a sophisticated bomb instead of her "amplifier" was quite a plot twist. I now wonder how much of the tech knowledge she revealed is accurate?

I thought they spent way too much time in the underground with everyone "seeing things".

And what are Grace and Randall up to? Maybe it will be revealed next week in the "winter" finale.

Dave

Filming began today (Nov. 20) for the final "Fringe" episode

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 14:10
John Noble interviewed by CNN about the final season of "Fringe"...

This Old House. Anyone else watch?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:56
My dad was a big an of TOH and I liked it until Norm left. Then when Bob Villa left I watched again. I think Kevin O'Conner is a great host and I really like the "ask this old house" segments. I have learned so much about construction and how important it is to find someone who knows what they are doing rather than someone who just wants the money.

What are your favorite houses? The one they did recently in Rhode Island on the beach was great. I would love to see it after Sandy walloped it see if all that weather proofing really helped.

Issues with Seagate Barracuda HDD upgrade

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:35
Just upgraded internal HDD on my premier to Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM (got it on sale for $50). Tivo booted fine, I watched one episode of Simpsons, switched to Live TV and unit rebooted :(
When I change channels it seem a little more sluggish when usual too. Is there issue with Sata 3 Seagate HDDs? Anything I can disable on the drive that will help?

We’re Thankful For Holiday-Themed TV Episodes

TiVo Blog - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:04
Check Out New Thanksgiving Specials This Week: TUESDAY – Happy Endings – ABC – 9:00PM Dave and Alex have the gang over for Thanksgiving at their new place, and Dave decides to share his heritage by giving his friends an authentic Navajo Thanksgiving. Max discovers a lost copy of “The Real World” that he and Brad were on, leading the group to reminisce about how they all met. TUESDAY – Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 – ABC – 9:30PM June can’t afford the flight home to Indiana, so Continue Reading

WD 1TB Drive Black Friday Special

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 12:49
MCM Electronics just sent me an e-mail that shows a Black Friday special on the Western Digital model WD10EALX for $79.99.

The Mentalist S05E08 "Red Sails in the Sunset" OAD 11/18/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 12:07
So I was way confused by this episode. I thought Lorelei was on the run, the Jane frees her from prison. Officially confused.... If I missed something then perhaps it's time I stop watching...

TiVo Internal Clock Always Wrong

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:47
It could be a coincidence but, ever since losing power for 24 hrs during Sandy, my Tivo Premiere will not keep the correct time. It's always 3-8 minutes fast.

When I force restart it, the clock will be 3 minutes fast, but it will slowly speed up over the next couple days. Of course, all my shows are now missing the endings.

I realize that I can add extra minutes on the end but I'd really like to fix the internal clock which used to work just fine.

Has anyone else had this problem?

The Mentalist. Question about this season. Spoilers.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:12
My wife and I got a few episodes behind. We caught up last night but clearly don't remember exactly how a prior episode ended. Here is where I need some clarification, please.

Lorelei Martins escapes from prison. Jane interviews drivers at the prison. At the end of the episode he figures out that one particular guard/driver has been blackmailed by the FBI. The FBI made him help Lorelei escape.

I remember all that, but I don't remember where he took her. The next thing I seem to know Jane has tracked Lorelei to a Federal prison. I presume the guy told Jane he took her to the Federal prison.

Clearly the FBI (or Homeland Security?) didn't want the CBI getting their hands on Lorelei. Did they essentially kidnap her and move her to a Federal prison? If so, why did they keep her there under her own name and out in the open.

I almost feel like I missed an episode but I don't think I did.

XL4 $399 + $99 Lifetime?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 11:04
I've received a couple of emails from Tivo that I assume are legit. They are for a Tivo XL4 for $399, plus $99 for PLS. Also included is a free MoCA network adapter.

It says it's a "TiVo Loyalty Program Offer"

I've come to TC a couple of times looking to see what people are saying about the deal because it seems pretty freggin good, but after various searching and whatnot on TC, I'm unable to find the same deal --- so now I'm not sure if this is a spoof email.

Have I missed other threads discussing this specific deal? Is this legit? Thoughts?

No Program Information for OTA Antenna channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:56
I just installed a HD antenna last week and hoping to drop my cable subscription completely. First, I was able to disconnect the cable connection and scan the digital channels from the antenna connection and my TiVo Premiere will show the channels without a problem. However, no program information is available for 2 days.
I have tried Clearing all the old program information and the To-Do list but the Season pass programs kept recording automatically.
When I did the Repeat Guided Setup, I notice that the TiVo will skip the Scanning Antenna channel screen in split of a second then start downloading the program information. I couldn't get the Repeat Guide Setup to scan for the antenna channels. When I talked to TiVo support, they said I need to do a Delete and Reset which I really don't want to do if I don't have to.
Any suggestions to get the program information from the OTA signal would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Dancing with the Stars 11/19/12 performance spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:45
Am I the only one still watching?

DwtS is getting way too enamored of the goofy themes. If they're going to introduce dances outside of the ordinary 10-dances (European) or the competition dances in American-style ballroom, then how about letting people dance them properly, instead of gumming them up with a theme?

IMHO Shawn outdanced Derek last night, but who can blame him for not being able to keep up with her? What moron decided it would be a good idea to have someone dance a bhangra in a leather outfit?

I wish they would just get rid of all the trappings, put them in the traditional costumes, and let them rip. Because Shaun killed that.

I also loved Apolo's jazz number. All it needed was Wade Robson to refine some of the moves, and wow.

Some of the moves in that routine are also done on the ice, so now I'm keen to slap figure skates on Apolo and see what he could do.

I'd love to see Shawn, Apolo, and Melissa in the final. It would have been interesting to see what Sabrina and Louis might have done at this point (I'd pay big bucks to see Louis doing a bhangra!) but I suspect that Shawn would have kicked everybody's ass, no matter who was still left in the competition.

In any case -- see what happens when people actually get a decent amount of rehearsal time? Even Kelly Monaco can blossom out and shine. ;) Gotta give the girl credit, because when she was in this stage of the competition the first time around, her partner was still counting for her. She's come a long, long way.

Macroblocking that's worse on transfers?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:02
I've recently been experiencing occasional macroblocking and stuttering on my HD XL that I thought was probably the hard drive going bad (it's 3 years old and we recently had to replace the fan). But I realized that the problem is significantly worse on transfers, which take place over wifi, either from Amazon or from an SD TiVo where the source video doesn't show any macroblocking. On transfers, nearly every frame has some macroblocking. Many cablecard recordings have no macroblocking at all; others may have a handful of instances. These are relatively recent occurrences.

I know there are a million threads on macroblocking and I have tried to read as much as possible, but any thoughts on what's the likely cause of this problem when it's significantly worse on transfers but happens to a lesser extent on native recordings as well? Thanks.

(P.S. Not to influence your responses, but if the hard drive turns out to be bad, I have gotten Mr. Coldtoes to agree that I can buy a Premier XL 4 to replace this box, which can then get a new hard drive and replace the SD TiVo. Not that I'm rooting for a bad drive or anything. Nope.)

Doomsday Preppers 2nd season *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:53
Anybody watch the new episodes? Seems they are doing more/shorter segments.

That kid gave me the CREEPS! Sounded like an excuse to use and keep weapons.

Link to show for people who arent' watching: http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...msday-preppers

Shark Tank OAD 11/162012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:30
I was absolutely amazed at the Update segment that had Mr. Wonderful in relaxed clothes (a white linen shirt with a bunch of bracelets and stuff) and him JAMMING out on the guitar...wow.

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