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Big Brother - 9/13/2012 - The Mist of Dan

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 20:51
Dan should be a puppeteer.

After all the shenanigans the show tried to pull to save Frank that angered me earlier in the season, seeing Dan move everyone in the house like giant chess pieces has brought the fun back.

Migrate Series 1 recordings to later model?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 19:25
I have a Series 1 whose upgraded disk is dying. Replacing the disk and moving the existing recordings over is straight forward but newer, faster models are available on eBay for about the same money as a new disk. Is it possible to migrate the recordings to Series 2 or 3?

Tivo Premiere XL4 + Tivo minis - Is there anything else like this

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 19:01

I'm eagerly waiting for Tivo mini to come out so I can buy a couple of them along with a Premiere XL4 and equip my whole house.

To play devil's advocate though, if the Tivo mini doesn't materialize: what is the next-best thing? Is there somewhere the Anti-Tivo out there that can provide multi-room TV viewing and recording with CableCards? I'm not looking for Cable-provider-specific solutions.


channel line up issue, comcast/tribune

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 18:31
zip code 33063, comcast digital margate
channel 408, to be announced

408 is national geographic wild HD.

zap2it does not have a listing for it.

has been this way since I upgraded and got more channels, about 3 months.

message sent to tribune and to nat geo a few weeks ago.
Nothing happened. Hoping someone from tivo has a number I can call.


Unable to validate new e-mail address

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 18:07
I tried several times to change my e-mail address. The new one is exactly the same as the old one except for the domain. The new one is valid, I have been using it for more than 4 years and in fact all of the mail sent to the old one is being forwarded to the new one. In spite of that, I never receive a verification e-mail sent to the new address and am forced to change it back if I actually want to post to the TCF.

iPadd App and Season Pass deletes not working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 17:42
Anybody else having problems modifying their season pass? Seems like deleting or cancelling a season pass just isn't working. Reorder and adding seems to work.

Possibly a bug in the upgraded app that supports Stream??

TiVo Premiere Questions.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:40
Hey all, just have a few questions I can't seem to find definite answers to.

I had been renting a DVR from the cable company for about two years, but just dropped it a few months ago. I just bought lifetime series 2 that while it's better than nothing, quality wise it's like a digital VCR.

The cost of TiVo service is about that of renting but at least I'll own my DVR.

As I understand it, the Premiere (non 4/xl) seems to have all the tuners covered.

So I should be able to receive analog problems no problem.
Digital ones (assuming I can get a card) and if I leave cable all together, ota with an antenna.

Now for the tuner part, I see it's a dual tuner.
Is that dual in any configuration? (IE, two analog or two digital or one analog and one digital or 1 ota and 1 analog, etc, etc.)

Now assuming all the above is correct how much is service when I buy a box? Online it says $15 with a one year agreement when you buy a box from them. Does it matter where you buy the box? Will it always be $15 a month with a one year agreement or is there month to month?

And finally, have any of you had difficulty with the cable cards (m-card I believe for this model)? About how much do you pay, or are they free with your service? (We already pay for the HD and digital cable channels.)


Android Support?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:17
Has anyone heard anything about Android device support? Our house has one iPad, but 5 Android Pads and 2 Android phones. I'm not sure I'd buy a Stream without knowing when Android support would be coming. (I know the trades all say that Android support is coming, but the sun will burn out eventually too)

The Voice Factor

TiVo Blog - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:00
The 2012 reality singing competition showdown officially kicked off this week with the premieres of NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s The X Factor. Both shows begin their seasons with lengthy audition rounds before selecting the top contenders to compete in front of America for a chance at the big prize and bragging rights. Both shows also include a panel of four judges that coach/mentor the artists (and bicker among themselves) throughout the competition. And both judging panels include a blond Pop Princess who kissed Madonna onstage during the 2003 MTV Continue Reading

Damages 9/12/12 "But You Don't Do That Anymore" (series finalé)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:44
Hmmmm, not too satisfied with that. Ellen went way too far over the line (getting Rutger assassinated, throwing Chris's buddy under the bus...and how did she not see that dilemma coming when she sent Chris to McLaren in the first place?), and then...just came back? I don't think they really set her up to be willing to go that far this season, and I don't think getting over those kinds of decisions are something that should come that easily.

And the fake-out with her lying on the alley ground...given the show's history of fake-outs in the flash-forwards there was nothing surprising about it, and it seemed even more contrived than in the past.

It ended up being a kind of typical season (after the first, when all this stuff was fresh), and I would like to have seen something a little...more.

Oh, well, it was a very good show that settled into being an OK show, which is more than most shows manage for this long.

Tivo drive replacement

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:31
this may seem a bit odd to most, but I have a failed tivo drive for tivo series 3 TCD648250B - can I pop in a working drive from a TCD652160 ??

need image TCD648250B

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:07
looking for a .tbk image for a TCD648250B that has gone south, any help would be appreciated.

Convering MP4 for Streambaby but nothing out of center channel?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 13:03
I am converting video files to MP4 for playback on Streambaby.

It works fine but have been noticing I can't hear the spoken dialogue and am turning up/down volume during the entire video.

I have Left-Right-Center speakers in my AV receiver(Sony 3500ES) but am noticing no sound of center channel. I am not using surround sound on receiver but the multi-channel stero where sound comes out of all 3 speakers.

When coverting the file to MP4, is there a way to add convert the file so sound will come through center channel?

I am using Handbrack and also have Aimersoft Video Converter.

I need help with the correct audio settings to get sound through center channel.

Please help. Thank you.

Missing Show Data on Certian Channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:26
Ok I have an odd problem.

I'm missing show information in the guide on certain channels. It's not all shows on that channel, just certain shows.

For example.. (an actual example)

WCVBDT (Ch 805) - Weekday

7AM - Good Morning America
8AM - Good Morning America
9AM - Live! With Kelly
10AM - The Nate Berkus Show
11AM - <No Title> <No Description>
12PM - NewsCenter 5 at Noon
1PM - The Chew

That 11AM show is "The View"

I can search for "The View" and see it. But when I try to set a Season Pass, it never gives me the confirmation screen, it just bumps me back to the show info page.

This happens on both ch 805 (WCVBDT) and ch 5 (WCVB - Analog). And depending on how many times i try, my Tivo might freeze for a few minutes and/or spontaneously restart.

Now I just setup a manual recording (which is annoying because it doesn't show any info.. which I miss).

But now I am starting to notice it's doing it with other shows on other channels. For example I went to setup a season pass at for CSI on USAHD (835). It does the same thing.

The more I scroll through the guide the more blank place holders I see.

I don't think its Comcast, as I can record just fine off the channel (either as a manual recording OR a show that does have proper program data)

Any suggestions or comments? Its really annoying because I can't record certian shows.. CSI on USA being one since the time varies from day to day when it's on, so a manual record won't work. I've re-run guided setup and cleared all my settings a few times but does not work. I'm getting frustrated....


EDIT: On the USA Example, it ONLY happens on 835 USAHD, but not 035 USASD.

TiVo Streaming to new Wii U Game Pad!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:40
From the Nintendo website. Nintendo TVii is part of the new console's (Wii U) GamePad functionality.


"Nintendo TVii enables you to find, watch, and engage with TV shows, movies and sports programming, all from the Wii U GamePad. You can search for programs across Wii U Video Entertainment, TV channels and your own TiVo DVR"

Very basic question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:21
Hi. I need some advice please. :confused:

We are renting an apartment for a few months as a transition home. We have basic Time Warner as part of the apartment pkg and no land line phone. My wife and I would like ot have some form of DVR for the few months we are here. When we get to the new place we are getting AT&T UVerse with their DVR. We are ok with non-HD and only one TV having it recorded.

Does it make sense to but a Series 1 or 2 TiVO on EBay and connect it to the existing cable box?

Do I need a land line phone to do this?

Thanks a lot for the advice.


TiVo and Nintendo's Wii U

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 09:43
Apparently the new Wii U is going to have some built in support for TiVo.

The press conference is going on live now, but I wonder if this means we will be able to use it as an extender.


Quote: It also integrates with TiVo DVRs. Upon clicking a channel listing on the GamePad, users can also watch it directly through their televisions. The GamePad acts as the center of the entire Nintendo TVii featureset. Users can choose a show, decide to favorite it, record it on the TiVo, share the listing with friends, and others.

Which unit has best UI/Performance?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 07:39
I was wondering, out of all the new TiVOs being sold today, are any of them "faster" than the other?

I do not need more than 2 Tuners, so the standard Premiere seems to fit the bill. However, does the new Premiere 4 have a faster CPU or anything else other than 2 extra tuners to make it more desirable?


TWC Customer, fed up with horrible DVR. Will TiVO help?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 09/13/2012 - 07:27
I'm a Time Warner customer, I am absolutely fed up with this ancient 8300 HD DVR and want to upgrade. Time Warner says "sorry, we can't afford new boxes" so I am now looking to alternatives.

If I put a CableCARD in a TiVO, will I get a superior UI and performance to my lousy Time Warner DVR? I do not care about Nextflix, Amazon, or any of that other BS - that's what my laptop is for. I need ESPN, CNN, Bravo, etc and I am not going to get those OTA.

My options are either stick with Time Warner and get a TiVO or go to U-Verse since their DVR's seem much better than Time Warners.

I would welcome any advice. Is the Premiere UI really that great?


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