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Pytivo Push Configuration

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/02/2013 - 09:36
I have a new installation of Pytivo and I am only seeing config and pull on my web page. I have defined two shares--one local and one on a NAS. They both show up in the web conf and the file but not on the home page.

I see people talking about setting the username and password but I don't see anything on the tivo side that has username and password. Just media access key which is specified and works (I did a test pull).

I know this is just a newbie thing but can somebody tell me which magic setting is missing and if its user/password where do I get those?

Weird transfer question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 03/02/2013 - 09:03
I, of course, ran into the transfer problem everyone seemed to have around 2/15, but after I fixed it (with the help of a great thread on tivo community), I transferred a video which came across about 40% smaller file size than reported on the tivo premiere itself. Tivo Desktop is my default transfer mechanism.

First I transferred some files via kmttg (using all defaults) when tivo desktop didn't work, and everything seemed normal. Then I got the tivo desktop transfer working & transferred 2 more files. One came across normally (HD), the other (SD) didn't.

I didn't compare file sizes until I noticed the playback seemed inferior to me (B&W movie on TCM). Then I noticed tivo reported this a around 4.1 GB, but what came across was only 2.5 GB. I then tried a kmttg transfer. In kmttg's view of the tivo's program list, showed 4.10 GB, but when I brought it across, I got the same result (2.5) as Tivo desktop. Ostensibly, the file size reported by tivo is not supposed to be accurate, but I find that it typically is very close... and 2 GB/min of SD for this channel is pretty typical.

I transferred a second movie reported as the same size (4.1 GB) from the same channel, with the same result (~2.5 GB).

It's driving me crazy that I can't determine whether I have an anomaly or a real quality issue.

TV’s Modern Day Treasure Hunters Strike It Rich With Viewers

TiVo Blog - Sat, 03/02/2013 - 09:00
We’ve heard of bargaining and thrifting, but the TV trend at the moment is all about competitive storage hunting. This is the basis of Storage Wars, a show that documents a group of people as they make their living off of the contents discovered in abandoned storage lockers. Although these auctions are competitive and there is no guarantee that units hold anything of value, these treasure hunters keep coming back for the chance to find something rare hidden among all the junk. After a few episodes you’ll be left intrigued Continue Reading

Zero Hour " Pendulum" 02/28/2013

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 20:04
Lots of :rolleyes: moments in this episode, but nothing can ever top the FBI helping Hank dig up the clock, letting him take it out, and then letting him go home with it to open it up by himself.

Seriously? none of the writers, producers, show runners, actors, directors, executives, ...etc. saw this and said "wait...what?!"

OP is a thread crap! I refuse to stop watching the show!

90210 canceled

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:30
Not a big shock! This season was pretty brutal. Getting a 0.3 rating even on The CW is not going to get the job done.


Fox shuffles its schedule for summer

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:53
Fox just announced its summer schedule, and there's quite a bit of shuffling:

8:00 - Raising Hope repeats
8:30 - The Goodwin Games
9:00 - New Girl repeats
9:30 - The Mindy Project repeats

So You Think You Can Dance? (two-hour episodes; like last season, there will be only one episode per week)

Masterchef (the first night is a 2-hour episode; after that, it might be a repeat of the previous week at 8:00 followed by a new episode at 9:00)

8:00 - Does Someone Have to Go? (you may have heard of this as "Someone's Gotta Go", which was a failed 2009 pilot; it's described as "The Office meets Survivor," where someone from a "struggling" company "could be" fired)
9:00 - Hell's Kitchen (which started in mid-March)

8:00 - Bones repeats
9:00 - The Following repeats

Major League Baseball
(Fox's new late night animation block starts July 27)

Sundays - the same as it is now, but all repeats

When Fox wants to move a show to a new day, it likes to do it in the summer, so this could be a signal that they want to move the comedies to Monday nights; we'll know more at upfronts in May.

The Roku 3 Remote… Sports A Headphone Jack!?

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:52
Sadly, I’ve got no imagery to share (at this time). But we believe our intel to be rock solid… and have learned the incoming Roku 3 remote control includes a headphone jack that “makes it easy for anyone to enjoy a private listening experience.” While I contemplate if that innovative feature is actually useful, let me also [...]

TiVo won't record - claims "duplicate"?!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 15:49
Hey folks, sorry if this has been addressed somewhere else, no combination of keywords I tried seemed to locate any threads...

Long story short, I set up a WishList about a month ago for a program I desperately wanted to see (first video of a live giant squid, called "Monster Squid"). I set it to tape both first run and reruns, to be sure it would record. Just now I remembered it had aired sometime this week. So I just sat down to dial it up for viewing and - nothing...

When I checked my 'History' under 'Manage Recordings/Downloads', I see a gray X next to all four showings of the program (an HD and a regular def at 8 PM, again at 11 PM on the 28th), and a notation that none of them recorded - because allegedly 'the same program appeared in My Shows or the To Do list within 28 days of this broadcast.'

What the heck?! I set up this recording precisely because it would be shown on only one date - it is NOT airing again - and believe me when I tell you I have looked absolutely all over the My Shows list, sorted it by every means conceivable, and it is NOT in the My Shows list!

$%^&*@!! I am really getting tired of this being made so complicated (I have a laundry list of problems starting with how much I hate the arbitrary HD folder, why the Spotify app is so kludgy, why I can't stop 'suggestions' I don't want, etc. I also can't find a show I bought from Amazon which allegedly downloaded...)

This may be the last straw. I really cannot live with a DVR that won't tape things I specifically tell it to because of some ghost in the machine. Anyone got thoughts here?!

MoCA Network Adapter - $50+SH from Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 14:44
This is the cheapest i've seen for a MoCA Network Adapter.

Shipping was 8.50 for me and and not much more if you order more than one.


TiVo Mini Pricing Confirmed. No Netflix?

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 14:20
Leading up to the official TiVo Mini retail announcement next week, TiVo’s gone ahead and launched a promotional page that confirms both functionality and pricing. As you can see above, the $100 hardware will be accompanied by either a $6 monthly service fee or a $150 one-time charge. On the functionality front, there’s not much [...]

When the party gets out of hand, it’s time to just “Party Down”

TiVo Blog - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 14:02
You know the story: somebody’s parents are out of town so the kids decide to have a party. Said party goes from a few close friends and some music to something Katy Perry would sing about. It’s a formula for a visit from the cops…and some pretty great movies. With this week’s release of “21 and Over” chronicling a med student’s overzealous 21st birthday celebration the night before his finals, it seemed like a great time to take a look at some of our favorite parties that got a little Continue Reading

Aereo CEO Talks Cable Partnerships

Zatz Not Funny! - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 12:42
People think of Aereo as a cable competitor, but the company’s real fight is with OTA broadcasters who don’t want to lose retransmission revenue. And if Aereo were to win its war in court, some pay-TV providers might very well decide to partner with the company rather than battle against it. Jeff Baumgartner reports that [...]

Archer - Live and Let Dine - OAD 2/28/13

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:27
All Archers are great but this one was even better. Anthony Bourdain makes for a super guest voice and the writers caught his personality perfectly.

Justified -- Seasons 1 - 3 now on Amazon Prime (for free)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:12
I've been wanting to watch this show for years, but wanted to start at the beginning. Now I can.

Just a PSA.

Watched Season 1, Episode 1 last night. Wow! Loved it. The main good dude and the main bad dude were great characters. I'm hoping bad dude isn't dead. Knowing he's a relatively big star (from The Shield), I imagine they didn't kill him off and he's due back.

One button close caption toggle

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 09:40
The new remotes have new A - D buttons.

It would be great if say the A button could be set to toggle closed captioning while watching a show.

Currently toggling closed captioning requires multiple button pushes, and it requires bringing up the info page on top of what you are watching, obscuring the show. In addition the closed caption toggle is at a different location on the info page depending on if you are watching live TV, a show being recorded or a previously recorded show.

Turning on closed captioning is awesome when no matter how many times you rewind you still can't figure out some piece of dialog. However the captions do obscure part of the screen so you don't necessarily want to leave captions on for the whole show.


Series 2 Dual Tuner with lifetime $100

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 09:12
This isn't my listing, but I saw it and thought somebody might be interested in this low priced Tivo.

Help Determine the All-Time Best Dunk in ACC History with Dunkuary!

TiVo Blog - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 09:00
The ACC Digital Network, brought to you by Ruby Tuesday, announces the Final 16 Bracket for #Dunkuary, a month-long competition with the goal of mobilizing fans of the 12 ACC schools to vote in order to determine the best dunk in the ACC’s 60-year history.  Check out the ACCDN on your TiVo within Web Videos to watch videos of the final 16 greatest all-time dunk nominees (from each ACC school and four wild card dunks). Participate in the bracket-style voting competition and vote for your favorite dunk by visiting www.theacc.com/dunkuary. Continue Reading

What is a PC?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 08:17

From the article:

Quote: In the strictest definition, a PC was an IBM PC running PC-DOS on an Intel x86 processor. That would later expand to a PC-compatible machine running MS-DOS on an x86 CPU. These days, I’d say, the definition is pretty liberal: any x86 or x86-64 machine running a stand-alone x86-compatible operating system. It doesn’t even mean you have to run a Microsoft OS, but you should be able to install any compatible OS you want. After all, a ThinkPad running Ubuntu is as much a PC as a corporate “Wintel” box. And yes, I think that x86 boxes with secure UEFIs that don’t let you install Linux or other alternative OSes fail to live up to the definition of a PC. And yes, the Mac is just an overpriced PC.

How does my litmus test work on today’s hardware? Let’s see. Is the iPad a PC? No, it’s not x86 and it’s pretty well locked down. Is it a personal computer? Yes. Is a Citrix terminal running Windows XP remotely a PC? No. Is it a personal computer? No, it’s a terminal. Is your smartphone running Android 4.1 a PC? No. Is it a personal computer? Yes. Is a Windows 8 Pro convertible tablet a PC? Yes. Is Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet running Windows RT a PC? No. Is it a personal computer? Yes. Is a Google Chromebook a PC? If it’s x86, then yes, but not when it’s running Chrome OS. Why not? Chrome OS is far closer to being a terminal than a personal computer. I used to agree with this assessment, but over the last year or so, after using my tablets (Android and iPad) and my smartphone as much or more than my home PCs (not including work PC here), I've come to the conclusion that MY definition of a PC has changed. I probably argued against this in another thread, but I'm now in the camp that agrees that Apple is the largest PC maker, on the strength of their mobile devices.

What say you? Should make for some interesting Friday chatter :D

Does 28 day rule reset after erase and delete?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 21:29
I'm new to TiVo and was told that a new TiVo will record all episodes that haven't aired in the last 28 days even when season passes are set to record "New" episodes only. Recently I had to do a "Clear and delete everything" on one of my TiVo's to clear up an issue I was having. Dies this reset the 28 day rule?


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