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Why Am I Craving an Android TV Box?

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 13:10
We got a new flat-screen TV for my house in December of 2009, and we’re not likely to upgrade any time soon. That doesn’t top me from wanting to add a little after-market action, however, and for some inexplicable reason, I find that I’m craving an Android TV box for my living room set-up. Brad [...]

CBS Renews 2.5 men with out the .5

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:41
Quote: CBS put out a release officially announcing the renewal of Two And A Half Men for next season, the return of stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer and the departure of Angus T. Jones as a regular. http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/asht...nd-a-half-men/

H10 replacement?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:08
6 year old DVR, Directv has gone to own dvr but with TIVO software, (I'm told), If I go with DirectV, I am told I must buy HD service also...Question if I go to Best Buy and pay $150 can I use with DirctV and not buy HD fees, ( old TV)

Unable to Clear & Delete after Error 51

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 11:00
My Series 3 (TCD648250B) died recently, which I first thought was the HDD. I was unable to backup the drive with WinMFS (got an error reading the drive) and the drive failed SMART tests. So I found Unitron's fresh image for my model and started over with a new 1TB drive (WD10EAVS restored with WinMFS). Couldn't get that to work so I replaced the caps in my power supply.

Now the TiVo will boot just fine with the fresh drive and I get through setup without any problems. I then get error 51, which is expected. So I do a Clear and Delete, but the TiVo never boots successfully a second time. After getting through the initial setup it seems like everything is working fine (except the error 51 of course). But then I can't get it to boot again after selecting Clear and Delete, which is necessary to clear the error 51. It just hangs on the initial powering up screen (all lights on the front of the box on). Is this where it would hang for hours during a clear and delete?

Any suggestions? I've used old posts on this forum to get this far and it's been incredibly helpful, but I'm at a loss now. I've got lifetime service on this box so I'd really like to rescue it.


TP4 restarted overnight

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:59
Did anybody else's Tivo Premiere restart by itself overnight? My TP4 did and I think a friend of mines did too. I immediately checked the Account Information screen for a new build but the version number remained the same. Usually, this kind of behavior signals that a new update is imminent so who knows.

A question about using the new Slingbox 350 with my Premiere ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:52
My old Slingbox PRO-HD finally broke, and I'm contemplating replacing it with the new 350. Ideally, I would like to send HDMI from the TiVo to my receiver, and component video to the Slingbox. I seem to recall this may cause HDMI handshake issues if all the devices in the HDMI chain aren't turned on. Is this still the case?

Auto Hop (The Hopper)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 08:29
I was reading that Dish Networks hopper DVR can automatically skip commercials.

Do you think this feature will be available on Tivo in the future rather than having to fast forward?

Amazing Race - OAD 4/28/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 07:16
Finally! That whiny b*tch is gone!

I knew when they had to do the physical task with the barrels that they wouldn't get there before the roller derby moms.

I'm thinking that next week's two-hour finale will be two single episodes with a Philimination at the end of the first hour, then a flight to somewhere (coastal) in the US for the second hour. Or possibly straight to the final destination at the beginning of the first.

Not sure who I want to win, now. The final four are all pretty non-descript.

Game of Thrones S3E5 04/28/2013 'Kissed By Fire'

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 06:39
Congratulations to Jon Snow! ;)

The scene with Jaime and Brienne was fantastic. His recount of why he killed the king was riveting. Not to mention how Bolton tricked him for as long as he could about Cersei!

Tywin continues his quest for father of the year. Loved how quickly he erased that smirk off Cersei's face!

Hard drive constanly thrashing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 05:58
Model 652;
The HDD is constantly "thrashing" around. This has been going on for weeks now. I decided to do a power cycle which initially solved the problem, but only for a week. Now it's back to thrashing.
I have a 2nd 652, but that is not doing this.
This is setup for OTA & CATV w/ no CC if that matters. It also does not have any desktop functions (access) in use. It has a WD 1TB internal drive (WD10EZRX) with the intellipark disabled with no external drive connected.

This is not a noisy or bad hard drive. The thrashing is quite, it either has to be dead quiet in the room or I have to place my ear next to the deck to hear this. It sounds as it's doing a defrag process continuously or indexing (if that is what it is called). I used MFSLive boot CD to image the drive.

Any ideas what is going on and why a power cycle temporally fixed the problem? :confused:

Tivo Stream & False Advertising!! I want my $ Back!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 03:12
Being a loyal TiVo customer since day one, I was really excited when the slick email came from Tivo marketing announcing the capabilities of their new Tivo Stream product. It was just what I was looking for. I have an iPad, but hardly use it over my much preferred Android Tablet and phone. This was way back in mid 2012, and the promo email, website, and everything that talked about the Tivo Stream said "Now Working With IOS Devices" and "Android Support Coming Soon".

Well, the reason I decided to buy it the first day it was available was that I could play around with it on my iPad, then it will REALLY BE USEFUL to me when the android comes out SOOOOON! No reasonable person would expect soon to be close to a year. Since then, Tivo got $129.00 for the box, and all the monthly fees....while I wait to figure out what TiVo means by "Soon".

Android devices now outnumber IOS by quite a bit...GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND STOP MAKING PROMISES TO SELL PRODUCTS THAT YOU CANT KEEP!!! Where can I get my money back for a product that was completely misrepresented? It doesn't appear TiVo ever plans to add the Android support.

When will I buy another TiVo product after being a loyal customer for so long???? SOON!

Mad Men "The Flood" (OAD 4/28/2013)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/28/2013 - 23:18
Did the way the realtor made the comment about the 2nd Ave subway make anyone else's ears prick up?

It did mine, so I looked it up.

and still not built, lol.

I guess I don't understand the map on that article well though, cuz it looks like even though the 2nd Ave subway hasn't been built there are a couple of parallel lines a couple blocks over, no?

Calling all Moms for a Twitter Party!

TiVo Blog - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:07
In preparation for Mother’s Day this year, we’re joining forces with Girls’ Lunch Out for a Twitter Party on Monday, April 29th from 9 PM -10 PM ET. We will discuss everything from motherhood, TV and technology to gift ideas that are good for the whole family (and how to drop hints). It’ll be an hour of ‘me’ time and a fun way to prepare for the day that celebrates YOU! The perfect Mother’s Day gift that the entire family can enjoy, TiVo offers busy moms easy entertainment options that Continue Reading

AT&T Intros Box With Many Antennae

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:47
“In case of online attack, please use the emergency shutoff valve.” -Ed Bott

VOD Gets Fast Forward Back

Zatz Not Funny! - Thu, 04/25/2013 - 14:28
You know how annoying it is when your on-demand session times out and you have to start a show over from the beginning? Oh, and then you find out fast forwarding has been disabled? Well, fear no more. The cable gods are hard at work fixing the problem. The SCTE, a standards body for the [...]

Amazon Preps Streaming STB

Zatz Not Funny! - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:56
According to Businessweek, Amazon intends to take on the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Roku with a streaming set-top box. Given Amazon’s failed bid for Roku, ever-expanding cloud offerings, and even their own Android marketplace, it’s not an inconceivable approach – yet we’ll classify this as a rumor until more concrete evidence presents itself. With the downward [...]

Reality TV Auditions: Talented Kids From Around the World

TiVo Blog - Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:33
In reality TV talent competitions, there is always a range of contestants. Some make you cringe while others are so talented that you must rewind and re-watch them over and over again.  Here are some of our favorite auditions that will make you say TGFT (Thank God For TiVo)!     Carly Rose singing on X Factor US Shuan Hern Lee playing piano on Australia’s Got Talent Jack Carroll showing his own comedy style on Britain’s Got Talent Jack Vidgen singing on Australia’s Got Talent James Hobley dancing on Britain’s Continue Reading

The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: SVU return to this week’s line up with all new episodes!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:51
MONDAY – 90210 – CW – 9PM Naomi is heading to the Big Apple! She definitely has the NY attitude, but will she be able to impress Jordan’s mother? Olly Murs guest stars when Liam and Navid arrange to have the singer-songwriter perform in order to win over a teen pro surfer.   TUESDAY – Dancing With the Stars – ABC – 9PM The results are in and it’s time for Week 6 elimination. The stars remaining in the competition include: Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Continue Reading

Do Hulu Plus subscribers actually have less commercials?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/22/2013 - 08:49
The claim is that Hulu Plus subscribers watch less commercials, but it that really true. And if there are less commercials, how much less?

I'm a bit skeptical when Hulu marketing info states that paying subscribers help keep costs down. The reality for all advertising business models is to maximize profits through advertising. If Hulu has companies buying ad time for for TV series XXX, I can't see them turning down money because they have a policy of only couple minutes (or whatever) of ads for paying subscribers. I would suspect that if they could match the networks with 18-19 minutes of of ads per hour, Hulu would do it. :)


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