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TV This Week! 10/22

TiVo Blog - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 22:42
MONDAY – Third Presidential Debate – All Major Networks – 9PM If you have not caught the last two, this is an event that you definitely should not miss.  The final 2012 Presidential Debate will be broadcasting live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.     TUESDAY – Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 – ABC – 930PM The second season of one of the most overlooked sitcoms, starring Kristen Ritter (Jesse’s girlfriend from Season two of Breaking Bad), finally returns. This show had a strange premiere date (Spring Continue Reading

Tivo Premiere XL4 Issues/Bugs?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:56
Hi, I just upgraded from my beloved Tivo HD to a new Tivo Premiere XL4. So far I really like all of the new features and options. I especially like the 4 tuners and huge amount of space. I love the new HD interface for the most part. It definitely could be faster and more fluid --- hopefully they'll keep improving it.

Here are a few issues or bugs I've found and I'm wondering if there are any ways to fix:

1) The Discovery Bar has options for selecting what content you want. When I first got my XL4, I unselected all of these options and the discovery bar went away completely (which I liked having the option of having it or not). Now, even if I UNSELECT every option it is still there. I think being able to disable this will help speed up the HD interface. Any help?

2) Blue circles next to MANY shows. For some reason I have solid blue circles next to movies and shows I selected to record. It was my understanding that the blue circle simply means it was TRANSFERRED from another Tivo. I did transfer a few shows but for some reason even shows I selected and recorded on the XL4 have a blue circle next to it. In the SD menus they don't have ANY circle next to them. Once I select "Keep until I delete" then the circles goto Green. Am I mis-understanding what the blue circles mean?

3) Tivo "sounds": I've grown to love the Tivo FF and 30 second skip sounds. I've changed the volume to low and they seem to only work when nothing else is playing. I use a surround sound reciever and I'm thinking that when Tivo has a surround sound program it omits these sounds. When I DON'T use surround sound I can hear my beloved noises again. I think my Tivo HD did this at times* but for the most part I remember mostly always hearing these noises when fast forwarding or skipping ahead.

Any help with any of these issues or bugs would be appreciated!

tivo deleted still subscribed channels?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:57
I subscribe to East and West coast network channels on DISH and use my DRT800 to record. Tonight my tivo messaged that it has deleted those channels. They are still there on dish but tivo wont tune to it since it says they dont exist. How do I get Tivo to replace them?

Cisco Cable Modem w/wireless, moca & eithernet

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 18:55
Short story: time warner will start charging $4 monthly for cable modem use, so I started looking for an alternative modem (to purchase) and found this Cisco modem that has it all...

So before I buy one, has anyone heard of, seen or used this?
Cisco Model DPC3827 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Residential Gateway with MoCA
Cisco - 4039760 - Dpc3827 Gw D3.0 8x4 Moca

Here's the user guide

Is it time for a class action lawsuit against Comcast for copy protection?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 17:57

I've been battling this problem for years with both my Tivo and now Windows Media Center. It seems Comcast is getting worse, not better. This must be a "secret" effort for them to continue their monopoly and control the TV recording market as well.

As of late, just about every channel and any show I try to record outside of broadcast local television is blocked by CCI flag. This occurs with analog cable and with the digital box. I recently raised a tech support issue with Comcast, but I don't think that will go anywhere. Also, when and if Comcast "fixes" this, it appears they are fixing only for people that spend lots of time to complain?

Definitely not fair, and how it is within Comcast's legal right to block all these channels from being recorded?

Newbie - Live Stream from PC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 16:59
Just got Tivo Premier this week after cutting Directv and going with an indoor HD antenna. With limited channel selection, I have to rely on the web for some live programs. For example, MNF on ESPN. I can find some live streams of ESPN on the web and watch on my computer. However, is the a way to push these web streams to my Tivo for live viewing. I've seen threads mention pytivo and stream baby. Is that what those programs are for? At first glance, it seems these are pretty technical to install. Any recommendations?

HD TiVo has no single speed FF on CBS

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:57
I have a HD TiVo and it acts extremely strange for one Channel - CBS. I was sent a second TiVo to replace the first but the same effect happened. When trying to use the single speed Fast forward it does not work. This is seen easily with a football game, the game proceeds at the real time rate for a certain time then all of a sudden for about 1 second it speeds up then goes right back to real time speed. In effect all that happens by hitting single speed FF while watching CBS is the sound goes away.

This problem is seen on many TiVo's and with the two I had it did this regardless of using a cable provider or the over the air tuner. Do I have to hack the unit to figure out why this does this?

Weirdness about the 30 minute cache

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:36
I'm going nuts trying to figure out the 30-minute cache on my HD.

Let's say I've paused the Tivo and after a while it's unpaused and I'm at the beginning of the 30 minute buffer. Let's also say it's 11:20 so I'm now watching the live stream from 10:50, and a new show started at 11:00.

I want the last 10 minutes of Show A, so I press record. However, I lose those 10 minutes and it starts at the beginning of Show B.


Other times I get the end of Show A and the whole 20 minutes of Show B.

And sometimes, I get much more than 30 minutes. Today, it was 11:40, so I was 40 minutes into an hour-long program and hit Record, figuring I'd miss the first 10 minutes. But BAM, I got not only the entire show, but the hour long show before it!

In summary: Sometimes I get less than a half hour, sometimes 30 minutes, and other times (rarely) up to an hour twenty! Is there any predictability and control to this? Suppose I always want the entire 30 minute buffer: is there a way to do that?

THR22 pause lockup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 15:32
Have the new THR22 Tivo HD DVR. New problem just appeared today.

If I pause live TV, I can't get out of pause. I have to change channels to go back to live TV.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

In need of an image for a premier Model TCD746320

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:50
I am in need of an image for a tivo Premier Model TCD746320.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Suburgatory: Season Two Thread

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 14:29
Anybody catch the season premiere last week? We just caught up with it last night and I was totally cracking up. Very good episode, comparable to anything they did last year.

'My brood has poo'd.'

Dalia's discussion of what a nanny does for you was fantastic. 'If you're walking on the beach and there is only one set of footprints, it's because your nanny is carrying you...'

And some may think that the Shays are a bit extreme, but the scene with Ryan acting like a cat and Fred trying to spray him with the water bottle was killer.

I found a Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:49
I found a series 2 Tivo in a parking lot the other day. I don't have high hopes for it being any good but you never know. What is the easiest and quickest way to find out if it is in working condition and what it's status is. I am on Verizon Fios. I haven't messed with any Tivo's for a few years and I can't remember what all is involved with hook up. Thanks for any help,


Homeland S02E04

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:55
Wow! I totally didn't expect them to pull Brody in so quick. That was awesome. And his old military friends trying to piece things together (incorrectly) could add another interesting element.

THR-22 skipping recordings!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:34
Yesterday my THR-22 refused to record the final game of the WNBA playoffs. This was broadcast on channel 209 (ESPN2HD) at 5PM Pacific. The "Recording History" says that "This program was not recorded because its channel was removed from your channel listing."

Which is NOT TRUE. The ESPN2HD channel has been working for months, and it is still present in the listing, and is still showing HD programming which is listed under channel 209 on the grid listing.:mad:

Also, DirecTV has been re-writing the Favorites list again. ONE MORE TIME: Stay Out of my Channel Listing! No matter how many times you list a PPV channel, I will NEVER spend money on it. I have both NetFlix and Amazon Prime and BOTH are superior to your lame offerings.

parks and rec 10/18

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 09:22
the old people sex made me cringe..that woman with 2 guys...she must have had a blast saying that..unless it's true

the cell phone bit was over the top but i guess in tune with what the show is..i cant believe he let him borrow his car knowing there was best buy within 100 miles :)

customer retention phone number?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 08:52
Hi all. Does anyone have DirecTv's customer retention number? I'm tired of the game they are playing with Time Warner over the new Laker channel. If DTV cannot provide the programming I want. I'm leaving. Been a DTV customer for 14 years. Too bad it came to this.

TiVo 'resume playing' problem

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 06:43
I've had a look at the previous threads with similar problems, but would still like to ask this.

I now have a TiVo box, having had a V+ for years.

I want to be able to 'Resume Playing' on a halted recording, at the 'Last Viewed' point, but my options don't seem to allow that.

Is this a fault, is this an 'improvement' with the new box?

If you tell me I'll have to live with it, so be it.


60 Minutes 10/21/12 - Medical marijuana in CO, Greg Smith formerly of GS, Spielberg

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 05:37
Pretty good ep.

I had no idea the legalized medical marijuana business was so big in Colorado.

It was interesting to finally hear from the GS exec who quit via scathing op-ed in the NY Times.

Some of the background info about Spielberg was interesting. I had no idea about most of it.

Dexter S07E04 "Run" 2012-Oct-21

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 10/22/2012 - 00:10
It seems like Dexter is very slowly winning Deb over to accepting him. But she still has a ways to go. I wonder if something will happen before Dexter wins her over completely.

Judging from that picture Isaak was crying over, I guess Viktor was Isaak's son. If Isaak is going to get back at Dexter in full psychopathic revenge mode, I suppose Isaak will go after Harrison. Especially after that conversation that Deb and Dexter had about Rita being killed because Dexter is selfish.

Hannah certainly seems to be attracted to serial killers. I'm not sure if there is more to her story or not. She must have a secret? Dexter certainly likes the hot blondes: Rita, Lumen, Hannah (I think Dexter is attracted to her).

It was interesting to see Dexter change his killing ritual so much. No plastic wrap, no blood slides, no dismembering, filling trash bags, and taking the boat out (convenient that, now he won't notice any blood spatter on his boat for a while). And he burned up all his old blood slides...except for the one LaGuerta has.

Deb was...."glad" to see Speltzer go up in smoke.

Boardwalk Empire 10/21/12 spoilers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 10/21/2012 - 22:32
I think I am about to delete my season pass. There are too many things going on at once and I think its ruining the show. I didnt mind when there was three story lines going but I think tonight there were five story lines going. It's as if they dont have enough material to do one story so they have to put other things as fillers. His girl in NY is a waste of time to me. And now Jame's mother is about to go flakey on us.


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