Every summer leading up to training camp Buffalobills.com asks 25 of the most pressing questions facing the team as they make their final preparations for the upcoming regular season. With Year 3 under head coach Chan Gailey and Training Camp at St. John Fisher Terrell Owens Jersey fast approaching, here is the latest daily installment as we closely examine some of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between July 24th and Sept. 9th.
Buffalos playoff drought is lengthy. In fact its the longest current streak in the NFL at 12 years. The litany of reasons for the clubs inability to reach the postseason has been covered with one exception. Lost in all the coaching turnover, draft pick misses and revolving door situation at quarterback through most of the past dozen years has been how the team has fared in their own division.
Winning a division title is the ultimate key to the postseason. If an NFL club Marshawn Lynch Jersey can win its division it removes any worry about tiebreakers and scoreboard watching the last couple of weeks of the regular season. A division title automatically punches a teams ticket to the postseason. Unfortunately for the Bills, Dolphins and Jets the New England Patriots have turned winning division titles into an art form.
Over the last 11 seasons New England has taken the AFC East crown nine times, including eight of the last nine. Their division record over the past nine years is 43-11. Buffalos division record over that same span is 18-36.
The Bills last playoff berth in 1999 was thanks in large part to their 6-2 division record when Indianapolis was still in the AFC East. It represented more than half their win total (11) and was crucial in earning them an AFC Wild Card spot with the Colts taking the division with a 13-3 record.
Since the 99 season, Buffalo has posted just one winning division record. That came in 2007 when the Bills posted a 4-2 division mark, but finished 7-9 overall. The low water mark came the following year when the team did not post a single division victory going 0-6.
Despite all that has gone right in building the team back into a contender under GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey, Jim Kelly Jersey the teams performance within the division has yet to materialize. Everyone remembers Buffalos big Week 3 victory over New England last season, but it was their only division win in 2011 as they went 0-5 the rest of the way in the AFC East. It was a carbon copy of their division record in 2010 (1-5) with their only AFC East victory coming against Miami.
You cant win the division unless youve got a winning division record, said Gailey flatly. And the goal is to win the division.
Gailey has said more than once that division games count double to emphasize the magnitude of those matchups. Despite New Englands run of success in the AFC East, Gailey truly believes each new season presents a genuine opportunity to enact change in the division hierarchy.
Its a new year every year, Gailey told Buffalobills.com. The Jets have a new offensive coordinator. Miami has a new staff. I dont think New England turned over that much, but they lost their quarterbacks coach, who had a big impact on their play calling Donte Whitner Jersey. They may change a little bit as well. So while we use history as a learning tool, we dont let it dictate anything thats going to happen this year.
With Miami trying to rebuild under new head coach Joe Philbin and the Jets looking to re-tool their offense and add youth to an aging defense, the timing might be right for Buffalo to post just their second winning division record in this century.
Armed with what looks like the best pass rushing front four in the division and widespread continuity on the offensive side of the ball, Buffalo doesnt seem to care that New England has made division crowns a habit. And that attitude starts with the teams personnel boss.
Ill be honest with you I think we can be as good as we want to be, said Nix. Weve got good players, good coaches that work hard. I hear a lot of times, Andre Reed JerseyWell maybe we can be second and we can make a Wild Card. I dont concede any of that and I dont concede anything to New England. I think we can win and our goal needs to be to win the division. Then you dont have to worry about whether youre going to be in (the playoffs) or not.
with my old S3 TiVo, whenever I scheduled a recording, that program would automatically get a thumb up rating. Since I never used TiVo auto record suggestions, I would instead look for the thumb up rating on shows to let me know if I've seen it before incase I forget when scheduling new recordings. With S4 TiVo no longer auto thumbing recordings that means I won't be able to easily use my s4 this same way. What S4 does do that's very nice that kind of makes up for this is it gives original air date of every program which is most missed feature of S3 I think. Now that I won't be able to use the thumb system like I did in the past I'm wondering if I'll find a new use for it. Mostly ifs used for turning on auto record suggestions preference right? Do many here like using this for that?
If I buy two Tivo boxes and connect both to my cable company and both together to my home internet that also connects to the Internet.....How many TIVO subscriptions do I need? One or two?
This thread is only for discussion of weekly episodes airing on ESPN starting on 7/3/2012. No spoilers other than what's being telecast weekly, please.
The first ep, 7/3/2012 The Big One for One Drop final table. A $1 million dollar buy in:eek: Winner gets $18.3 million. Wow!
I appologize in advance if I am asking a question that has already been ask. But Since Tivo's lates updated I have been having trouble using my Tmobile hotspot. I didn't have any trouble before had it worked prefectly but for some reason now I cant get it to connect, it keeps saying could not get account status.
Can someone please help!!!
The other day Bought a refurb Premiere from another website only to notice a few hours later that TiVo has a deal on refurb Premiere units. The TiVo deal includes a wireless-g adapter and free trial of hulu. Neither of that is important to me. I will get a wireless-n adapter for the TiVo. This leads me to wonder if there is any other benefit from purchasing directly from TiVo? Do you get a deal on subscription?
So I was super excited when browsing the guide to see a little "new" icon next to tonight's (7/8) episode of Walking Dead!
Then digging deeper, that episode description sounded damn familiar. What gives?
After digging deeper still, it appears AMC is showing Season 1 Episode 1 again tonight in BLACK & WHITE and somehow that ends up getting flagged as a NEW episode first aired 7/8/12.
Boo for getting me hopes up like that!
I called TiVo to cancel service on a 160GB TiVo HD that I have not been using these past few months. TiVo offered to extend it to lifetime service for $99 and said it would automatically switch over to lifetime when the current annual service expired in October. I accepted their offer and see the $99 transaction showing that TiVo charged me the $99 for lifetime on that unit.
Do I have to wait for October when the service rolls over to sell it? I would like to sell it right away.
I have the original box, manual, cables, etc, all in like new condition, what is a fair price for a 160GB TiVo HD with lifetime?
Well, it finally happened: the series 2 single tuner's hard drive gave out. The series 2 we bought in 2003 (monthly service on it), replaced the hard drive with a larger one back in 2004 or 2005 and put a replacement power supply about two years ago. We have it hooked up to a cable box in a guest room where it doesn't get much use; it is connected to to a 32-inch HDTV.
So now, decision time: Replace the hard drive again or is time to give up and move on to a Premiere? I hate to give up on a piece of technology that still (mostly) works fine (a habit I picked up from my parents). I had the thought of replacing the Series 2 with the Series 3 from my bedroom, and thus placing an Elite/XL4 in my bedroom.
Replacing the hard drive is a bit more work, but if I get rid of the Series 2, I can send one of the cable boxes back to the cable company. I honestly don't know which way to proceed. Any other pros/cons that I'm missing here?
I would like to do a comparison between the Premier TiVo I received from Grande and a retail box. I have seen some things that suggest there may be some moderately significant differences between the two. I certainly hope so, because this unit is considerably more pathetic than what I had surmised the stock Premiers are.
First of all, the Title Search, one of the very most powerful and important features of the previous platforms, is a piece of crap on this TiVo. There are no filters, and the list is limited to 8 or 10 or so entries. This is utterly useless. The legacy TiVo platforms all offered extensive filters in a 2 or 3 stage progression. Are all Premiers this badly crippled?
Secondly, although the unit does sport much, much faster networking, speed doesn't help if it doesn't work in the first place. I'm using kmttg to transfer material from the TiVos to the video server. This was working on all the TiVos for a while, but then about a week ago, the Premier quit transferring videos via TTG. I called TiVo support, and they have no suggestions. Any attempt to transfer via TTG results in the TiVo returning the following error:
too many transfers in progress
There are no transfers in progress. Rebooting does not help. Transfers to the TiVo work just fine.
Hello all......Just getting to know my new Tivo, and so far I am very pleased. I have one question. I am comming from a Verizon Motorola DVR and when I finish watching TV I would shut off the TV and press the "off button" on the DVR remote to put the DVR in a screen saver mode. Is there any similar "screen saver " mode on the Tivo, or do I just leave the Tivo on the currant TV station and just shut the TV? I notice the green light is always on in the front.....Is this normal?.........Thanks for any Info!
I decided to start this thread because while there are not a huge number of people running applications such as Galleon, pyTivo, or HME for Python under Linux, there are still some of us, and perhaps a few lurking in the bushes who would consider dipping their toe into building a Linux server because of the speed, simplicity, expanded feature set, and stability of a Linux server. Others, perhaps may be thinking of hacking their Linux-based NAS boxes so they can run one of the aforementioned apps.
Basically, anything related to Linux and a networked TiVo is open for discussion, here. Anything related to specific features of one of the popular HMO or HME applications is probably better suited to one of the application specific threads elsewhere in the forum, but if your need is to write a script for handling downloaded videos or for starting pyTivo automatically at boot time, running an application under wine, or even getting a greenfield Linux installation set up for use with a TiVo, this is the place to be.
There are several members of this forum who have extensive experience with *nix based systems, and I invite them to participate. I am sure they will be happy to offer assistance to TiVo owners with limited (or no) Linux experience. While I am no Linux expert, I do have some experience with the OS and with interfacing it to TiVo DVRs, and I will be happy to offer my own help as far as I am able.
So, anyone who is interseted or needs help with any aspect of Linux and TiVo ,speak up!
Im trying to drop my directtv and go to just antenna. I live in a very rural area in northern Nevada and when I scan my channels I end up with about 10 or so unique ones but only 1 shows any guide information. If I get the channel why can't I get a guide to match? I've tried changing my zip code to one closer to salt lake but it just get worse.
My series 3 rebooted, started playing the THX animation and promptly died. If I click the Tivo button right at the beginning of the THX animation it will bring me to the Tivo menu for a few seconds but then it will reboot. Reading some other threads, it seems like the latest SW update has wreaked havoc. Are there any known fixes for this problem? Any recommended kickstarter codes?
The unit has had a new HDD & repaired PSU for 3 months now with zero problems. All SMART tests pass.
My Series HD is having the exact same issue and it started at exactly the same time (dies a few seconds into the dancing Tivo movie). It has no modifications.
I rebooted both because Netflix streaming was flaky (most programs refused to stream).
Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
I called tivo a few months ago & got nowhere trying to transfer an Elite (xl4) into a $6.95 service plan. I figured if I offered to buy it from them maybe they'd let me do the transfer.
I came across a deal on the Elite for $330. I decided to get lifetime & try for the $99 lifetime offer on my S3 (that had the $6.95 service plan). When i called I was offered a deal,
if I bought the unit for $499 from Tivo they'd allow me to transfer it into the $6.95/month plan.
After doing the math, i declined & bought lifetime for $399 and the $99 LT for the S3.
Got AOKP Rom installed so far everything works awesome. But when I goto the market to download Tivo for Tablets, not the regular Tivo app but the one for Tablets its not listed in the market. If I use my nephews TF101 its their but not with my TF300. When I goto Tivo's site it says that it will work with my TF300. Is their something in the AOKP rom that prevents it from working?
I've upgraded several TiVo HDs by using an internal 1TB drive and an external 1TB drive. I'm pretty sure the answer is "No, stupid!", but I have to ask.
Is it possible to just use ONE 2TB drive and partition it in half -- then do the upgrade and get the 2TB space with just one drive? In effect, tricking the TiVo HD into thinking it's using two 1TB drives. I would disable (take out) the external SATA connector so that no one would try to add another drive.
That's not gonna work, is it?
So, if that doesn't work, what about installing the second 1TB drive INSIDE the TiVo HD. I'm sure I could make it fit and (again) I would disable the external connector. Any thoughts on that idea? I just want to have a maxed out HD without a cumbersome external drive to mess with.
I bought a 2nd Premier (with lifetime) during the current Fast-Forward sale and eventually I want to upgrade the drive but I have several questions.
Should I upgrade the drive as soon as I receive the unit or confirm the refurb works for about 30 days and/or wait until the warranty expires. Not sure how reliable the refurbs are.
Also, I've read a lot of pros/cons between the WD EURS, EARX and other drives. What appears to be the most reliable for TP right now?
Thank you in advance for the support/feedback.
Hi hope im posting in the write part , i have seen some posts about my topic but im still not clear on how to do it , i had my tivo box fitted yesterday in my lounge but i would like to extend it so i can watch it in my bedroom aswell when i looked on the back there is only one rf and that has the aerial going in so how can i do it?