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Hit & Miss on DirecTV - anyone else watching?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 05/04/2013 - 08:29
It plays on the Audience Channel (channel 101 and others). My short description would be Transamerica meets Weeds meets Goodfellas meets Shameless. IMDB describes it as:

HIT AND MISS, from Paul Abbott, creator of Shameless and State of Play, is a high concept and ambitious new series that follows Chloë Sevigny as Mia, a contract killer with a secret: shes a transgender woman. Mia's life is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from an ex-girlfriend dying from cancer revealing that Mia fathered a son eleven years ago. Faced with a difficult decision, Mia becomes the guardian to a new family forcing her to mix her killer instincts with her newly developing maternal instincts. HIT AND MISS tells the story of a lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family and how all of their lives will be dramatically changed forever.

I'm really enjoying it. The transgender bit is not much of a spoiler since the first 10 seconds of episode 1 has a full frontal of Chloe Sevigny and her weewee. If you enjoy seeing Chloe nude there are a number of other such shots. For the more cerebral, it's rated 7.6 on IMDB.

PXL Reboots/restarts - Installing update

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 05/04/2013 - 07:03
My PXL that I've had for a couple years this morning (2:55) did a "random restart" which it has done before but this time I get a message "installing update could take a few minutes". After restart I have a message that my PXL now has the Fall 2012 update and goes on to explain the "features" - Parental Control vs Kidzone etc.

Hours later I check Network Connection and I get last attempt 5/03 (9:03 AM) "succeeded". I checked the connections because when I access the HELP function on the PXL it shows my P-Elite is connected by MOCA which it has never been. It's been "hard-wired" Ethernet since day one except when TiVo asked I install a wireless N to try and "trick" the Elite into displaying the correct Ethernet connection when the N was removed and the Ethernet conected again and set-up rerun. Of course that "didn't work".

What gives with my most recent "adventure"?

Tivo Premiere dies just out of warranty...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 23:13
my trusty Tivo Premiere has died just 16 days after its three-year warranty ran out (one year plus two years extended).
what are the odds of that? lol
displaying the dreaded "Welcome- Starting Up" screen permanently.

question: has anyone had luck arguing for a repair this soon after the warranty dies? The last few times I talked with Tivo CSR's I'd say that's a big no-candoo, but if anyone has suggestions before I remove the drive, I'm all ears.

Mini issues thread - collect them here

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 17:49
I think it might be helpful to have a list of Mini issues that can possibly be made as a sticky in this forum, as I have observed several issues with the Mini that are not going to get sorted anytime soon.

1. Sometimes Mini starts playback from host Elite, you see a spinning wheel, and it won't playback. Reboot is the only thing I've found that sorts this.

2. With some TVs (like my 42" Panasonic) the Mini seems to have a resume/handshake issue with the TV on occasion when switching from another input back to the input the Mini is on. The result is a black screen on the TV. I have been able to sort this by unplugging the HDMI cable and plugging it back in. Annoying.

3. On two occasions recordings that were started from the Mini could not be played back on either the host DVR or the Minis.

If anyone has any other ones I will go ahead and add them to this list.

I finally broke down and bought a Roku 3 ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 14:13
Like many of you, I have been extremely frustrated by the fact that you can't access Amazon Prime content on the Premiere. I finally broke down and bought a Roku 3 the other day, and all I can say is ... OMG!!! The thing is so much better than the TiVo when it comes to accessing the various streaming services. I mean, it's not even close! The interface on the Roku is fast and responsive, and the streams load WAY faster. For only $100, the Roku is an absolute steal. :)

Vikings - Season 1

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:13
I'm surprised that there weren't more threads about this excellent series. I found a few episode review but nothing for a few months. We had a marathon of the last three episodes and can't wait for 2014 when the series continues.

Survivor - Will Malcom's "Big Move" Hold Up?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:47
IMHO, two of the greatest moves in Survivor both involve the suprise playing of two idols at TC - Malcom's this season and Parvati's in season whatever. IIRC, Parvati either won that year or at least made it to the final. So her move paid off. Malcom's, otoh, has already been diminished by his being voted out the very next TC. Even worse, he was in a prime position, having a clue to the hidden idol in the next episode, to protect himself. He should have, at the very least, continued to look for the idol at some point, whether Andrea was there or not. If the choice was definitely no chance at the idol - by not looking for it - vs possibly finding it before Andrea, he should have kept looking. Half a chance is better than none. He should have known he was an obvious target and needed that idol.

If at least one of the "3 Amigos" makes it to the final, then, yeah, the move holds up somewhat, but if none of them make it, then Malcom's move has no real follow-through, compared to Parvati's, and her's remains the single greatest move in Survivor lore. Yeah, they were both great theater, but Parvati's was part of a strategy that worked, whereas Malcom's, not so much.

Need XL Image. Please help!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:27
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forums. I hope somebody out there can help me. My premiere XL TCD748000 hard drive went dead and I need an image to install on a new drive. Instant cake does have a disc for my series Tivo. Can someone help please!

After upgrading drive I wake up to Powering Up

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:19
This is for my newly acquired TCD652160 which I installed a 2tb WD drive into and seems to have gone smoothly...but...

Sometime in the middle of the night it restarts and gets stuck on Powering Up. If I unplug it and plug it back in it boots fine. This has happened twice and I'll of course see if it happens again tonight but has anyone else had this happen? Is there maybe a sleep function on the WD drives?

Is this a sign of a dying power supply? How can I test things to determine what the problem really is?

2.5 & Anger Mgmt. parallels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 08:54
I am not embarrassed to admit I watch both of these shows. It is mindless drivel that puts me to sleep in about 11 minutes. 2.5 Men is all but unwatchable at this point (Alan is the only character onscreen that I have wanted to see tortured and then put out of his misery...I hope the actor is just that good.)
I thought it notable that their story lines this week were somewhat parallel. Alan getting involved with a young thing who is married to an incapacitated old man in a wheelchair; Charlie finding out Kate is sending pictures of herself to a quadriplegic. I realize on paper, the stories do not sound that similar, but there felt like they were similar to me after watching.

Homeland - Season 2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 05:29
I'm about 2/3 through it, probably wrap it up this wknd. I liked the first season but then was so disappointed when Brody copped out of the suicide bombing that I almost passed on watching it this year. But, as with the "The Killing", the writers have more than redeemed themselves with this second season, which is absolutely superb, even better than the first season. If they maintain this high standard this could be one of the great tv series - up there with The Wire and the first four seasons of The West Wing. Rarefied company indeed.

Highly recommended!

The Office 05/02/13 "Livin the Dream"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 22:44
Wow, if the remaining episodes are as good as thing one I might end up missing the show after all. Hour went fast. I hope the rest are an hour.

Didn't think I would ever by fine with Dwight being regional manager, but they made it a pretty palatable event.

Didn't think I would enjoy listening to Andy playing a goodbye song, but it was pretty touching and not a hint of acapella.

No more Jim & Pam strife. Back to the perfect couple, and Jim sacrificing his dream com true while Pam conveniently overhears him giving it up for her.

Liked like the little homage to Michael Scott with the leg up on the desk.

Wd Green Pwr 250gb Hdd For Tcd652160

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:47
This is a perfectly functioning Tivo HD hard drive that was in my Tivo HD. It still has all the settings. I Mhscopy'd everything to a new 1 TB HDD so I don't need this HDD. I still have the original 160 GB HDD for back up.

WD2500AVVS-61L2BO 3 1/2" SATA HDD


Big Bang Theory - 05/02/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:25

Cable card with Hotwire as ISP?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 21:24

Next week I move to a new house. The community is served by Hotwire and that's my only choice for cable service. Other cable companies won't or can't provide service.

The Hotwire rep said they don't have cable cards. Don't know if that's the truth b/c she didn't sound all that knowledgeable.

But if it is true my only option would seem to be to get my own cable card.

Is that doable? Does the cable company have to provision the card? If possible, where would I get one?



Premiere 4 sound playing without video window

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 20:38
I just got a new Premiere 4 a few days ago and all seems good except for one annoying problem. I have turned the video window off in settings so that it will not be distracting when looking for something to watch. After watching live TV and going to the main menu by pressing the Tivo button the sound from the channel I was watching continues to play even though the video window is not there. It continues even if i go to the now playing list or to do list. I double checked my other 2 tuner Premiere and it doesn't have this problem.

Anyone else see this bug?

How to Organize Shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 18:15
With a newly acquired XL4, my hard drive is filling up fast. But there seems to be no way to organize shows in folders, a la Dish PVR that I used to have.

Any ideas on how to create folders such as News, Series, Sports etc.?

Supernatural - "The Great Escapist" - 5/1/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 16:12
Sorry guys, I'm running far behind on everything trying to get ready to leave in the morning for the NJ convention. :D

So yeah I loved just about everything this episode. Except one thing that I'm very very upset about. (under spoilers because of size) Spoiler:


Continuity? Who needs it right?
Okay that aside. I got seriously emotional when Sam was talking to Dean about the Knights of the Round Table and how he has always known he wasn't "clean" and that the trials are purifying him. FINALLY he can stop feeling like the freak. Praise the Lord! I'm serious. The only person that hates Sam more than Sam is.. nobody. I'm so tired of him being the kicked dog. Please writers don't have backed off from that!!

And Dean going off on Metatron about Kevin. They really love that kid! Oh but I did about throw something at the screen when he said "We should have brought him here" (to the bunker) because FRICKEN DUH MOFO!

The final two episodes are going to be not so fun. THIS IS A SPOILER PICTURE FROM THE FINALE so click at your own risk...


And with the finale being called "Sacrifice" and Jensen having a baby and Misha moved to regular... my theory is this. Look at Sam's face. Look at how dead his eyes are. When did we see that last? Mystery Spot? Flashbacks when he was trying to bargain for Dean's soul? That's a "I've lost my brother" face if I've ever seen one. I will gladly be wrong on this but I think I even speculated before that I think Sam is going to succeed in closing those gates and Dean is going to be the sacrifice to do so. Do not want.

Web Video Launchpad can now be de-selected

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 15:46
Haven't seen this posted in the Web Video Launchpad thread, but this can now be de-selected from your video providers menu eliminating it from "My Shows" (NPL)....

Multiple Outputs for Premiere XL?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:55
I have a premiere XL and currently it is connected via HDMI to my TV.

I find my wife often is in the kitchen, 20 feet away, and wants to watch the same show as she goes back and forth between tasks. I was hoping to mirror the Tivo signal to the kitchen TV (a smaller one).

The thought is to get an HDMI splitter and a wireless HDMI repeater. This would give me a mirrored signal on both TVs simultaneously. And because we have a bluetooth remote, she does not need line of sight to use the Tivo controls.

I am assuming this will work.

Someone also told me that the component output on the XL could do up to 1080i. I don't know if this is the case, but if that was true, I wouldn't need the splitter, just and RGB to HDMI cable and the wireless repeater.

Can anyone chime in on this scenario?


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