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The Apprentice S12E10 "Winning by a Nose" 22 Apriil 2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 09:17
Wow---so much I didn't agree with in this episode.

First of all, I never understood the rationale behind firing someone who came up with an idea that the execs didn't like. Trump does this all the time. Yes, the person came up with an idea that was disliked, but no one came up with a "better" one. And the PM approved it.

Now, if you want to criticize someone for something they did---or how they did it---that's a different story. To me, it makes much more sense to fire Teresa for bad puppeteering than it does to fire someone for an unpopular idea.

All that aside, I don't see what's so bad (or "pompous") about the slogan "You've earned it". I think it's great. To me, success is something you have to earn. Trump earned his way to his wealth. He's successful. Compare him with someone who might also be rich (say a lottery winner) and there's no question that one earned his success and the other did not.

Veep S01E01

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 08:52
I really liked it. Good cast and I like the pacing. Julia Louie Dryfuss was excellent as always. I also am glad to see Tony Hale on tv again.

Cash Cab, and Discovery Channel Favorites

TiVo Blog - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 08:00
It was a sad day when we found out Discovery Channel’s hit game show Cash Cab will no longer producing new episodes. One part reality, two parts game show, Cash Cab and its infamous host Ben Bailey held a pretty dedicated following of fans. After all, who can resist a game show that drives around [...]

HD Menu Selection Checked, Freezes.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 07:57
Odd problem with my Tivo Premiere. The HD menu option under the Help Menu is selected, and sometimes it "flashes" as if it wants to go to the HD Menu, but doesn't.

The standard UI still persists, but once you select the options for HD Menus, it doesn't want to seem to "stick". I can go back and forth and select the option for HD menu, but it doesn't come on and the standard UI is still there.

Under the Display Settings options, you can see the last three options for Improve Discovery Bar Recommendations, Customize Tivo Central Discovery Bar and Video Window, but you can't select them because it gives you that "wrong" TiVo sound.

Connected to the TiVo Service successfully before, but after a certain number of times, it failed, even though it's on a network with a working connection and I received Error S02. I suspect it maybe the hard drive since this one is kind of loud.

I can also see other recordings on the other TiVo box. Any other suggestions?

Mad Men - "Far Away Places" - 4/22/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 07:40
I'm still tripping over last night's episode - but I think that was the author's intent.

In an odd, out-of-body-like experience, Peggy goes off on the Heinz bean executive. She has a stiff drink, goes to see a movie (Born Free, I think), smokes some weed, and pleasures a guy. Presumably after the alcohol and marijuana wear off, she goes back to work like it never happened.

Don and Megan take off work to go see the flagship Howard Johnson's in upstate New York. Megan eats a surreal amount of orange sherbert in just a few seconds, they have a surreal fight, Don drives off and like a nightmare Megan disappears. Don looks for her all night, then they fight like crazy people again at home.

Roger and Jane go to an LSD party sponsored by her psychiatrist and go on a wild trip, just like the whole episode. The LSD loosens their tongues enough for them to realize their relationship is over. The closing shot of their post-LSD trip is eerily similar to Megan and Don's, post-fight scene.

The next day, Bert Cooper dresses down Don for slacking off.

I'm still recovering from my Mad Men-induced trip last night. :p


Community - 4/19/12 - "Virtual Systems Analysis"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/23/2012 - 02:17
Great episode. One of my top 5 Community Eps on my list. You can see how they are trying to get individual centered episodes for Emmy nomms with the shortened season

Loved how they did the "holo deck" stuff with Abed's voice crossing over into the others voices. Seeing all the FX they did I'm sure we are due bottle episode soon.

Still not enough Chang, just enough Dean.

#sixseasonsandamovie :cool:

FSI Possibly Showing Incorrect Space?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 22:28
Ok, I have quite the frustrating and perplexing problem...I keep having multiple recordings deleted, as if I have no space left...yet the free space indicator says I am only 70% full. The recently deleted folder is empty. The system info screen says I have something like 15 gigs free. It seems like the drive is maxed out at 70%...I have no clue what to do. It it really frustrating to keep losing recordings that I want to watch...

Anyone have a similar problem? I am stumped...

Overlap Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 22:14
I'm a Tivo newbie. Seems almost every recording I have cuts about 15 seconds off the very end of the program. I have like 90 season passes on my Elite. What's gonna happen if I go into every timer and set them all to end 1 minute over? Am I gonna start seeing a bunch of conflicts or does it just start the next timer one minute late or ???

Any way I could just adjust the Tivo's internal clock like 15 seconds, ya right :D

kmttg file functions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:52
What are the functions of the various files kmttg produces? .Xcl .edl and the rest that sometimes appear on my Mac along with the.mpeg

TiVo Desktop with new DirecTivo?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:33
I just installed the new THR22-100 DirecTivo HD DVR and I was wondering if it is possible to transfer content to my PC using TiVo Desktop? I still have an operational Series 2 TiVo that uses TiVo Desktop and I would like to transition to the new unit. I have not figured out how to connect to the new THR22. I thought I read somewhere online that it was possible to do this, but now I cannot find it.

Series id

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:22
Is there a place to locate actual Tivo Series ID? I have some series like BJ and the Bear that I would like to use the correct id if possible. I know I can fake one at the high end but was curious if there was a database somewhere.

The Killing | "Ghosts of the Past" | Season 2 Ep 5 | 4-22-12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:08
More background, particularly about Stan....appears he's not the Man we thought him to be.

Holder and Linden at least are working together again.

Nice scene with Linden and the kid near the end.

What I don't get is the Mom. It's clear the writers have some purpose in her going off, but we just haven't heard what it is yet. I wonder if it has something to do with Stan, given the revelation we got at the very end of the ep?

Still moving along at a decent pace, which is good. I enjoyed the episode. What did the rest of you think?

Game of Thrones - "Garden of Bones" - s02e04 - 4/22/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 21:01
Probably the best opening sequence of any show ever. Qarth was new or was that in the last one? Looks like Dany and her dragons found a fabulous place to regroup.

Loved seeing Robb's wolf again. I cannot remember what the name is though. Someone help me out. I think little Robbie has a crush.

I just love Tyrion so much "that was a threat, see the difference?" and then Bronn "there's no cure for being a c unt" heeee
I'm so glad he sent poor Ned's head back to his family. And the way he saw right through Lancel and knocked him right down to size. Now he has himself a little spy. Brilliant! He continues to be the most awesome person on my screen.

Argh. Joffrey needs to die right now. What a little prick. I need a weekly slap if he's to appear in the episode.

Someone tell me why I like Baelish so much. He's such a snake. Lying out his arse about Arya. Speaking of... Where the hell is Arya and Gendry? Some kind of prison that just kills them off one by one via rat torture?? That was some nastiness. Ugh. I think I read about something like that in a Stephen King book once. Gendry saved by the bell! Ha, Tywin took one look at her and knew she was a girl.

Renly and Stannis having their little stand off was as expected. Neither of them are going to back down. I'm surprised either bothered. So that entire cave birthing thing with Melisandre? Creeeeepy. What in the hell was that thing?? Yikes.

The Amazing Race 4/22/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 20:39
Has team ever been saved twice in the same season by a non-elim leg?

How big is my TIVO?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 14:16
I want to check that I have been given a 1tb TiVo on installation but I cannot see anything on the box nor anything in system settings. How can I check I have been given the box I paid for?
Many thanks.

My 3 week old new Tivo froze

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 13:36
Hi all Bob here,

I really enjoy the newest (gadget) toy to be in use here in my home!

Last week i was going through my "to do list" and all of a sudden my Tivo just froze! The night before I had purchased the slide remote w/built in key board (very nice) and the Tivo froze while using that new remote. I picked up the original remote and no difference!

The one function available to me was TV Power switch which allowed me to lets say reboot the TV and power back on the Tivo. the screen went on to display what was frozen before. I removed the power cable for about 30 seconds then replugged back in but went out for the day so i'm not certain what in fact removed the frozen state of my Tivo.

Two days later I was playing Pandora and after a good while of entertainment it started sounding staticy and only after many (4) recycling of TV Power did it play normally! with my technical back ground I don't feel these two problems are related but then again who knows.

As a side note both of these issues had only happens that 1 time each a couple days apart but never repeated! I checked to make sure the the Cable TV connector was tight to the connection and it was!

Any thing come to mind? were these occurrences ill not see again or is this the start of something i need watch more closely?

BTW Hi and thanks for this Blog so we can exchange ideas!

Newby Geek Bob

What can an unsubbed TiVo Premiere do these days?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:58
I used to have a handle on this back in the era when "Series 2" was a new DVR, but these days, I have no idea.

I just picked up an unsubbed TiVo used from a friend. He hasn't used it in awhile, and is just letting me have it for shipping only. However, it doesn't have service. At this point, I can't immediately afford to add service to it, so I'm curious what an unsubbed Premiere in 2012 can do - if anything?

I have a Lifetime TiVo Premiere in the living room - can this be used as a dumb terminal of sorts in the bedroom, copy programs from the other TiVo?

If not (I assume not), what can be done with it? Tkx.

Automatic switch to HD if available

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:52
Just fired up my new VM TiVo having had ten years of great TiVo S1!

Two Quick questions

1> can you change the order that your favourite channels are displayed to you? I want the 5 main channels in hd listed in order at the top of my favourites list and that is not how they currently show.

2) - is there a setting to get it to record in HD if the programme is being broadcast in HD? So if I select a program to record in the guide on bbc1 and it is also being shown in hd, I want TiVo to default to the hd broadcast


Choice Xtra free preview

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 11:15
I had a note in my Dtivo messages box last week touting a free preview
of the Choice Xtra package from 04/22 till 04/30. I don't seem to be
getting the additional channels.....Anyone else?


Using an old Series2 with FiOS and digital converter box

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/22/2012 - 10:40
I have an original Series2 (ie, the 60 GB one) with a lifetime. Finally picked up a new Premiere XL, which works great with my FiOS cable card and my HDTV. However, I don't really need/want to pay $10/month for a full on set top box for my SD TV/Tivo S2 combo.

So I bought an iView 2000STB QAM digital tuner box from Amazon ($35). I've confirmed that it can in fact tune the OTA equivalent channels from FiOS, which is great, but I am having trouble making it work with the TiVo. Naturally, of course, the channel changing is the sticking point.

iView is not listed under cable box, of course, being a cheapo box. I also couldn't find it on the OTA section of guided setup, although I got some vague response out of it using different models of STB in the listing (ie, I got it to try to change the channel, but then it powered off the box!). I was partway through the OTA list when the TiVo crashed and I had to start over again.

So I'm not sure whether to tell the TiVo I've got cable or OTA when I'm using this box. Anyone tried this sort of thing? Any tips on the IR code thing? I haven't been able to find anything on iView's website (surprise).



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