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TV’s Happily Ever After

TiVo Blog - Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:00
Once upon a time, fairy tales moved from the pages of books to the screens of movies and TV.  This twist on the genre, which was popularized by the Grimm Brother’s “Children’s and Household Tales” 200 years ago, can be seen by hundreds of remakes and reinterpretations of the fables that range from Disney classics like Cinderella to recent action-packed blockbusters like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Snow White and the Huntsman. Audiences have also fallen under the spell of two fairy-tale TV dramas including the wholesome Once Upon Continue Reading

Why Aereo Is/Isn’t a Big Deal

Zatz Not Funny! - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 14:20
Aereo has been super savvy in grabbing headlines of late. If you’re not caught up on the story so far, the start-up TV company has expanded to a few new markets, won another round in court against broadcasters, and left Fox, CBS and others frothing at the mouth and threatening to move free programming over [...]

April’s Evergreen Tips & Tricks!

TiVo Blog - Tue, 04/16/2013 - 09:00
April is a month of Egg hunts, Spring Break, April showers, and of course… April Fool’s Day. The best tip you could’ve gotten on April 1st would have been to watch your step – everybody knows they can get away with a good trick. Come April 2nd, neither the tip nor the trick will do you any good! We wanted to give you a few that would last.     Blue Light Means Web: The first tip we can give you is about the blue light on your unit that Continue Reading

Watch the first-ever all female Top 5 compete for the American Idol crown on TV this week

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/15/2013 - 13:57
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM Lily has to decide whether she accepts The Captain’s job offer to be his personal curator.  While the offer is enticing, she worries about what moving to Rome will do to her relationship with Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney become obsessed with an attractive girl who covers up in a puffy coat. TUESDAY – Ready For Love – NBC – 9PM Reality power couple Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic return to TV to host the newest Bachelor-esque reality series. Continue Reading

Late Night TV Transitions Have Everyone Talking

TiVo Blog - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:22
On April 3, NBC confirmed that Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show in 2014.  Besides Conan O’Brien’s brief stint in 2009, Jay Leno has hosted the popular show for over 22 years.  “Congratulations Jimmy, I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy,” said Leno in a statement. “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” Fallon added, “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.” Although no official announcement has been Continue Reading

Digging The Fitbit Aria WiFi Scale (But Haven’t Lost Any Weight)

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 07:47
After four months with the Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale ($130), I haven’t shed any significant weight. However, should I find the motivation to improve my fitness and diet, I do believe the Aria will provide an attractive and effective mechanism for tracking my progress. But let’s back up a bit… As our homes and appliances [...]

While Dave and Mari Were Napping…

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 05:48
There’s been a flood of video news over the last two weeks, and mostly your friends here at Zatz Not Funny have been too busy to cover the excitement. We promise to do better, but in the meantime, here’s a quick round-up of happenings. Austin gets Google – It won’t happen until 2014, but Austin is [...]

Microsoft Jettisons Mediaroom IPTV Solution

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:09
After failing to gain traction in the US, beyond AT&T (U-verse), or meaningful integration with other business components, Microsoft has decided to simply jettison their Mediaroom IPTV unit: Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has reached an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to acquire its TV solution Mediaroom business. This will make Ericsson the leading provider of IPTV and multi-screen [...]

Get fashion forward with TV this week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:58
MONDAY – NCAA Basketball Championship: Louisville vs. Michigan – CBS – 9PM Whether your bracket was spot on or you were having an off year, tonight’s game is one you won’t want to miss! The Louisville Cardinals face the Michigan Wolverines in this final March Madness showdown. Will Michigan’s top-rated offense or Louisville’s top-rated defense win the national title?   TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX – 9PM Have you heard the news? Cece is getting married! Jess throws a bachelorette party for her, while Nick and Winston take her Continue Reading

Microsoft Studios Adam Orth on Xbox 720

Zatz Not Funny! - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 06:54
Sorry. I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always online’ console. Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit

“Are you alone?”

TiVo Blog - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:55
Uttered to Don by a gorgeous woman at a bar, that last line of Mad Men’s 5th season left us hanging for nearly 10 months, speculating about what will happen next. Warning: spoilers ahead! You may have seen a little something in the news lately about Jon Hamm (aka Don Draper) or Vincent Kartheiser (aka Pete Campbell) but as far as plot details are concerned, Mad Men mastermind Matt Weiner and the cast have been pretty tight-lipped about what is to come for our friends at Sterling Cooper Draper Price Continue Reading

We ♥ Jimmy Fallon

TiVo Blog - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:32
Over the past few months, we’ve been highlighting different people that we love with our “We ♥” series of collections. Today, we go all the way back to the beginning to someone that we ♥’d way back in October who may be getting a bit of attention today. NBC officially announced that after the 2014 Winter Olympics, Jimmy Fallon will take over the 11:35pm time slot as the new host of “The Tonight Show” and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve loved Jimmy since he giggled his way through the “Debbie Downer” Continue Reading

The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale (Spoiler Alert!) Falls Dead of Expectations

TiVo Blog - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 16:59
Ask any fan of the The Walking Dead series why they stuck through the somewhat slow-feeling pace of Season 3, and they’ll tell you that it was all for the chance to see the impending showdown between the Governor and Rick -”The Great War” that pits the town of Woodbury against the prison. In every episode leading up to the finale, fans were teased with scenes of Rick looking grimly toward the horizon, snippets of the growing lunacy of the Governor, and both sides preparing for what was bound to be a cataclysmic fight Continue Reading

Sing along with the contestants on The Voice and American Idol this week on TV!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:42
MONDAY- The Voice – NBC – 8PM The judges are starting to get competitive as we reach the second week of blind auditions. Newbies Usher and Shakira hold their own as seasoned judges Blake and Adam fight to add the most talented singers to their teams. We can’t wait to see how far they will go to convince contestants to pick them as coaches!  TUESDAY – The Mindy Project - Fox – 9:30PM Mindy hits it off with a handsome man who turns out to be a prostitute. When she Continue Reading

Amazing Race OAD 3/31/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 00:07
As soon as the girls said, "It should be the Pam and Winnie show," I knew they were history. I hate when the editing is so obvious from the very start.

How unfortunate the police officer was on the side of the road with a radar gun. Something about that whole thing seemed "off" to me. I'm sure it was all real, and they were speeding, but, it was definitely something that made me go "hmmmmmm."


TiVo Series2: "Searching for signal on: Basic Cable In."

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 23:52
I just set up my TiVo Series 2 single tuner TiVo with basic cable and a digital converter box. I chose "cable without a box." I actually made it through Guided Setup (which proved difficult before). I was so excited, then found that I could not watch live TV. The message "searching for signal on: basic cable in." shows up on every channel.

It will only show one channel. Channel 4. This is the same channel the converter box is set to. It is showing the ABC channel when the TiVo guide thinks its HSN.

The wiring is as follows:
Cable from wall->digital converter box
Cable from box->TiVo
AV Cord from TiVo-> TV

I then tried to set it up as "antenna with box." This gave me what looked like the option to change channels, but the same channel showed up each time I "changed" the channel.

Side note: this is a used TiVo purchased from eBay. The TV I'm connecting it to has been previously used with the digital converter box with no issues.

I'm at a loss of what to do next. I'm assuming I just need to pick the correct setup option. What would that be for basic cable with a digital converter box?

If you think it's something besides that, let me know any other suggestions. Please! Kinda ready to pull my hair out :)

Game of Thrones S03E01 - 03/31/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 22:05
No thread yet?

I REALLY loved that the opening credits shows Winterfell burning. That was truly awesome.

Dani is really coming into her own.

As for the rest.. fastest hour on TV. If we can't get more episodes can we at least get 2 hour episodes? I'm ready for the next episode already!

Walking Dead - Welcome to the Tombs - 03/31/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 21:21
Good stuff, but how did Andrea not survive that attack? I mean I knew she wasn't making it out of the episode alive, but c'mon she made it out of the cuffs and couldn't take down or avoid zombie Milton?

Latest (MFSlive ?) mfstools source wanted

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 19:54
Where can i find the latest/greatest sources for the mfstools ? I have been looking around, the origial sources seem to be older than what is being compiled into MFSlive-1.4, but the sources for MFSlive-1.4 can only be downloaded from the forum page by members, and i guess that shop has been closed to new members for some years now, so it's not accessible to me.



TivoHD - All programs moved to Recently Deleted?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 19:51
We came home today and everything is in our Recently Deleted folder. Has this happened to anyone else? Anybody know how this is possible? We have to manually un-delete ~100 shows! :mad:


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