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Anger Management (Charlie Sheen): Season One Thread Summer 2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 22:23
I like this show. It's not drop dead funny, but they get their money's worth from the jokes. And Charlie Sheen is a master of the "Charlie Sheen style of comedy acting".

Tonight (ep 3 or 4?) had Denise Richards. And they *really* got their money's worth with her "ex-husband" jokes.

The ex is ok, same with his sextherapist. But the therapy group is a gold mine of characters.

Insight Communications - Cablecard issues

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 21:26
Hi everyone! I've been a TIVO member for 4 years now with a TIVO HD. I just moved to an area that is serviced by Insight.

I was quoted a $65 bundle for internet and cable and this package included the $7 standard set top box in the pricing. I told them that I would be electing to use my own paid for equipment and would need an M-card. The woman told me I'd be charged an additional $1.99 for using an M-card.

From what I understand of the rules and what I have received with Comcast is that the company is allowed to charge me to rent an M-card, but if the package I am paying for includes the price of the set top box, and I elect to not take their equipment, I am to receive a discount that is no less than the price of renting a cable card.

I talked to multiple upper managements but they wouldnt hear it. It was clear nobody in the office had any idea about the regulations or billing of a cablecard. They kept telling me that the discount I kept referring to (from the FCC rules) was included since I was receiving the current promotional price that all customers are being offered for bundled service. So I was already receiving a discount...

So my options were to set up 1 TV with a M-card and elect to not receive the free set top box for 66.99 or set up 2 TVs (1 with a M-card and 1 with the set top box) for 66.99. Aka the same price. How is that right!?

This was an over 40 minute phone conversation with no resolution. They are the only service provider in the area so I chose to set up two tvs even though I currently only have 1 TV. They've made it so I have no option!

Im writing a complaint to the FCC. But I wanted to make sure that I understand my rights and the regulations correctly.

In the past I've received my cable card at no additional cost because my package already included a set top box and even at that Comcast gave me a monthly discount for using my own equipment. I know Comcast wasnt giving me discounts for fun!

It may be a small amount to rent the cablecard, but it is the fact of the matter that there are rules and regulations that they don't even know of or wont adhere to.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Tivo Stream Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:32
Is Tivo Stream a device used to stream to other TV's or to tablets/phones? In another thread it was mentioned that Tivo Stream might be included in new Tivo models. If it's designed to stream to TV's, bundling it in a Tivo is kinda of redundant. What exactly is Tivo Stream?

Anybody else watching "the Exes" on TV land?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:34
This is one of the sitcoms I look forward to lately. It's on at 8:30 MST.

Kristen Johnston (third rock from the sun)
Donald Faison (scrubs)
Wayne Knight (seinfeld)
David Alan Basche (?)
Kelly Stables (?)

3 exes live across the hall from their divorce lawyer/landlord, Kristen, and hilarity ensues. Very adult situations.

Disk 2% full - recording due in 5 minutes - hiccup "Not enough space"?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:57
Setup a series link for "How the Universe Works" on Discovery HD. When I checked my planned recordings at 6PM, the 9PM showing of How the Universe Works was scheduled as expected.

Happened to check the schedule at 8:55PM and discovered that although the next two weeks of planned recordings were still there, the 9PM showing of How the Universe Works had disappeared. Checked the hiccups and the reason for not recording was that there was either not enough room for the recording or it predicted there would not be enough room when the recording was due?

Very odd considering I only have 3 recordings to watch, the disk is only 2% full and all my planned recordings for the next two weeks are still scheduled!

I left the box alone till 8:59 PM when it should have started recording (I have 2 minutes pre-padding so I gave it an extra minute) and it had not sorted itself out so I had to start the recording manually.

Anyone any ideas what happened?

And the Emmy [Nomination] Goes to…

TiVo Blog - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:31
The nominations are in! Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announced the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees live from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, CA, this morning, kicking off the race to the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. HBO once again led the pack with 81 total nominations, followed by CBS (60 nominations) and PBS (58 nominations). This year’s list of nominees included newcomers and critical favorites, such as HBO’s GIRLS and Veep and Showtime’s Homeland, and saw Downton Abbey move from the miniseries Continue Reading

iPhone TiVo app - Getting ".. your TiVo box "xxxx" does not appear to be connected...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:33
New TiVo user here (since yesterday) that has just downloaded the iPhone app. The app works fine when i'm home in-network. Outside the network over 3G, I get the "....your TiVo box "xxxx" does not appear to be connected to the Internet. Please fix your connection, or try again later." when trying to schedule recordings or look at shows.

My TiVo Premiere is hardwired to the router.

What gives here?

Do I need to forward a port on my router?

I will be leaving tivo soon

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:36
I been using windows media center with a 4 tuner ceton card and a 2 tuner antenna card for 6 tuners and a 3 terabite harddrive.

I never planed to leave tivo. but i built a very fast gaming pc to
replace my old and slow ps3. Then i wanted to see if my computer could replace my tivo hd and my blu-ray player. and it could.

my windows 7 computer replaced my ps3, blu-ray player and tivo hd.

2012 Emmy Nominations

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:19


Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men


Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood


Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash


The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Zoey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (*his first time in Lead race in years)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live


Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men


Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice


The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live


American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway and Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Idris Elba, Luther
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Ashley Judd, Missing (*which was eligible as a miniseries)
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Dallas - Collateral Damage - 7/18/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:50
How anti-climatic with Marta/Veronica. I don't mind her attempt at flying but I was expecting her to cause a lot more trouble for the Ewing bunch. By the way, they made it a point to show she had a camera going so its only a matter of time before the video is discovered and John Ross is exonerated. Having the camera in such an obvious place really makes next week's scenes of John Ross in prison kind of bogus.

Chris is such a weeny, have you noticed how every scene he "leaves" or runs away?

At first it bothered me how JR has stayed away but it really is keeping in character with the old series in that JR was always focused on hurting Cliff Barnes.

Big Brother - ep03 - 7/18/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 06:39
I think that was Shane's only play. And man, this is the third time we've seen Boogie on the show and I hate him more and more each time. What an ass.

CNBC: Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 02:37

It was pretty good.

Sorry I forgot to post about this when I first saw the commercial for it. It doesn't look like it'll be rerun in the next two weeks. I'd imagine CNBC will eventually rerun it though.

So You Think You Can Dance "Top 20 performance pt 2" 7/18/2012 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 01:13
Interesting reveal from Nigel tonight: the contestants draw numbers and get to CHOOSE their style from the backstage board -- that may explain why we were seeing numbers tonight by people performing in their own styles.

I wasn't able to keep detailed notes tonight, so I won't post a recap now. In general, I would say that the performances seemed much stronger this week than last. And for me it is always MUCH more fun whenever Adam Shankman is on the judging panel.

It'll be interesting to see what order people go home this season.

More later.

which is your favorite Tv show

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 00:23
Mine favorite Tv shows are The sheild , Lost , 24 , Prison Break ,Their story line is great and full of trill .

6.2a zipper DTivo to 6.4a w/slice - how to save all data?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 22:29
The problem with remapped local channels finally hit us. I'm trying to find how to use the slicer to upgrade S2 DTivos from 6.2 without losing all the recordings and settings. I suppose the most important settings are the season passes. Our units have TivoWebPlus 2.1 b3 110622 and I've used its backup function for SPs. I've made a paper print of the SPs so they can be reconstructed manually if necessary.

DTV says the receiver needs to be connected to a phone line to get the 6.4a slice. Are there any configuration settings needed on a Zippered 6.2a to allow this?

Are the slicer instructions at http://www.dvrplayground.com/article...Release-Notes/ safe for my intended use or are there any modifications?

The biggest issue is I'm trying to keep the existing recordings.

Any help is appreciated.

occasional CC dropouts on recorded shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 21:33
I've been experiencing occasional dropouts of closed captions on recorded shows. The captions will show just fine and then all of a sudden they aren't there anymore. When I press the info button the CC indicator is greyed out.

The only I've been able to get them back is to go back into my shows and start the show over again and just FF to where I left off.

Is anyone else seeing this?

Glass House - 7/16/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:41
I would like to be the meat in a Joy/Erica sandwich.

Comcast Channel 200 Lineup Going Away

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 14:38

I have heard several rumors around that on August 25th Comcast Channels in the 200 Range will be removed. This would complete the Channel 800 Migration.

Please update Season Passes Accordingly.

Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM or SWiM) and RCA DVR40 DirecTiVo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 07/18/2012 - 13:42
DirecTV is telling me that my DVR40 DTiVo will "not work at all" if I take their Whole Home DVR system, which includes a switch to the single wire multiswitch.

I'm seeing stuff like this on the internet: http://www.swm8.com/swm-faq.php

which seems to say that the single wire multiswitch (the SWM8) comes with 3 "legacy ports."

Quote: Originally Posted by "SWM8 FAQ" These three ports work like the output from a conventional 3LNB dish and allow you to use receivers that are not listed as SWM-compatible. In other words, if you want to continue using a DIRECTV TiVo or some other older receiver, you can do that. However, to use both tuners on a TiVo, you must have lines run from two of the legacy ports into Sat 1 and Sat 2 of the TiVo. That seems pretty clear, and yet DirecTV is telling me it can't work. I'd like to keep my upgraded DVR40 for its huge SD program capacity.

Were the customer service reps right, or were they underinformed, as I suspect?


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