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WANTED: Tivo wireless G

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:18
I'm looking for a Tivo brand wireless G adapter (AG0100) for use with an S2 box. Ebay is full of them but I was hoping to get one, delivered, for about $20. Anyone willing to part with one at that price?

Netflix/youtube Canada Working

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:49
Just noticed that My tivo Premiere is now streaming Netflix and Youtube in Canada. Youtube quality seems to be preety good and it seems to stream flawlessly. I dont have Netflix so cant really say. But I might sign up for the trial to see.

Any one else in Canada try it yet?


Transfer TSN

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 14:58
How hard is it to transfer a Tvo into my account that does not have service? It was cleared and deleted when I powered it up.

Does a service plan need to be added at the same time of transfer?

Grey's Anatomy 5/17/2012 Flight (season finale)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 11:37
Haven't finished watching yet, but wanted to start a thread so discussion could happen without spoiler tags!

Deleted Folder

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 11:23
I am trying to MRS from another Tivo Premiere and I think that the show may have been deleted. Is it normal not to be able to see the recently deleted folder when trying to stream a show from another Premiere? I am connected through a Slingbox so I am not able to go check the other Premiere.

Suggestions going crazy?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:36
Has anyone had issues with Tivo suggestions recording hardcore porn? We have a Tivo Premiere, don't have any premium channels like HBO or Cinemax, and watch mostly network dramas, sitcoms, and my wife watches the Real Housewives stuff.

Since the newest update, we find it will switch itself to the hardcore porn channels and starts recording them. I think its hilarious at the titles it posts, but my wife, not so much.

I'm at a loss as to what would make it record those suggestions - we have a season pass for SVU, but that seems completely out of line to record porn.

We don't even record movies on TNT or TBS, so I don't have a clue what it could be thinking. I am a Howard Stern fan, but I don't have, nor can I get Howard Stern channel. Is it reading my mind about thing I think are funny?

Tell me others have seen this!

Programing backup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:09
I just replaced the hard disk on my Tivo due to a disk failure. It would be nice to have all my season pass, channel preferences, Netflix & Amazon logins, etc information backup up somewhere like Tivo.com or anywhere else they deem appropriate. It would have saved me quite a few hours worth of work.

Failed to retrieve Now Playing List

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:05
I'm having difficulty accessing my Tivo from computer using either Tivo Desktop or kmttg. In kmttg I get the error message:

Failed to retrieve Now Playing List from [Tivo name]
Exit code: 7

Yesterday I installed the newest version of kmttg and everything worked fine. Today I tried to access my tivo through kmttg and it can't find the tivo. The tivo is able to connect to the network for service updates. I've tried restarting the tivo, restarting my computer and reinstalling kmttg. Any ideas?\

The Tudors: Worth watching? (BBCA marathon airing)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 09:59
Trying to line up some summer viewing...

BBCA is running all 38 "The Tudors" next weekend, May 21/22, start to finish. Seems like a great chance to grab 'em, if they're worth watching.

For those that did, was it worth it? Or do you wish you had 38 hours of your life back? For those that started and quit, why?

Feel free to comment as specifically as you like. Spoilers are probably moot at this point in time, as I heard Henry VIII eventually died.:D

PS: This appears to be the same show that was originally broadcast on Showtime from April 2007 to November 2010.

Awake 1-12 OAD 17/May/12 Two Birds

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 08:08
Who knew the little goofy guy from Alias could be such a badass?

Seriously, the actor does a great job of switching from warm and friendly to "I'magonna shoot yo ass."

I really hope they wrap this up neatly next week.

S3 Rebooting can't Kickstart 54, no bulges - now won't start up.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 06:57
My Tivo S3 TCD 648 with DVR expander started rebooting about once a day and freezing increasing in frequency until now it simply is stuck on Welcome Powering up. Front panel has all lights on and won't Kickstart 54. Tried a new eSATA cable, booting with DVR expander disconnected with same result. After blowing compressed air through the vents with no new result and reading all posts about bulging capacitors, I opened the case and observe no bulging domes. The fan is running but the hard drive doesn't seem to spin up and is silent with no vibration to the touch. Thoughts? Thank you, this forum and site is a great resource!!!
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AWAKE season finale (episode 13) next week... Think it's coming back?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Fri, 05/18/2012 - 00:26
As usual I'm recording, but not watching, because I'm afraid of getting burned again.

Already found out ALCATRAZ isn't coming back, so that was a royal waste of hard drive space. (And to think I already burned the first four to DVD. Sheesh!)

Think AWAKE has a chance? I haven't read anything about its ratings.

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On the Fly (new TLC series premiere 5/24/2012)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 23:56
A series about the inner workings of Southwest Airlines, both from the air and especially at the airport.

If it sounds a bit familiar, you're not imagining things: A&E did a series called Airline a few years back, also featuring SWA, and is simply the US version of a UK TV series of the same name, which aired here as Airline UK.

From what I saw in the previews, it appears to be a blatant ripoff of Airline. However I did enjoy that series, so I've set a season pass for it.

The Mentalist "The Crimson Hat" 2012-May-17

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 23:24
R.I.P. Wainwright...it seems that none of Lisbon's bosses can last more than a season. At least Minelli, Hightower, and LaRoche are still alive. I'm not sure whether to feel sorry for Wainwright or not. Was he already dead before agent Darcy shot him? He was awfully still while Jane was talking to the phone on Wainwright's chest. Wainwright had tape over his mouth and was tied up, but he might have wiggled around for Jane to see if he were alive and conscious. Too bad Jane didn't turn around for a good look instead of using the mirror. That was rather weak of the show -- I think Jane would have tried for a good, direct look. The big guy was outside, so Jane would have been able to turn around before he could have been physically restrained.

Agent Darcy is looking like a prime candidate for a Red John associate. She was so concerned about finding out whether the body was Rigsby, and then she was awfully quick to sick the FBI on Lisbon's entire team. I would have expected her to be searching for Jane if she were not a dirty FBI agent. And RJ said he has a friend in the FBI. But the most damning evidence, I think, is that she is the last person that we know of to see Wainwright alive (I mean, before his kidnapping, or whatever that was).

I replayed the last episode of the 2nd season (Red Sky in the Morning) and I am pretty sure that RJ's voice is the same in that episode as in this one. It is a rather high-pitched male voice, although I suppose it could be a female trying to sound like a male. Not that I think RJ is female, I'm just saying that I don't think the voice completely rules it out.

I thought the scene in Lisbon's office was weak. Since Jane and Lisbon both knew he wasn't going to shoot her, why did Jane hug her and tell her he loved her? It seemed like the only reason was to try to fool the viewer into thinking Jane really killed her. Although it did create the opportunity for Lisbon to ask Jane about it later. The only reason I can think of for Jane doing that is if he thought Lisbon's office might be under surveillance. But if they were really worried about surveillance, then did Jane really pretend to shoot her and then fireman carry her out of the building? How did they get the faceless body out into the hall without surveillance catching it? That entire sequence had too many inconsistencies.

Chriqui has some good scenes with some skimpy outfits. I wonder how Jane plans to get Lorelei to talk.

I am growing increasingly convinced that the only way the whole RJ situation can be satisfactorily resolved is if someone high up in Visualize is RJ. Maybe there is someone in the shadows, in charge of Visualize, that nobody knows is in charge (maybe Stiles knows). I don't think Stiles himself is RJ, that would be too obvious, and the voice is too different. But RJ has such far-reaching connections and so many devoted followers (REALLY devoted) that I think Visualize is the only feasible explanation. Of course, the writers could pull something out of thin air, but that would not be a satisfying conclusion to the RJ mystery.

well one Tivo mght be going back

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 22:57
Seems one Tivo that was listed by a seller on Amazon as not having a subscription does have subscription, so can't add it to my account. probably cost more to ship it back and wait for the seller to refund my money and order another tivo.

DD51 audio dropouts on encrypted channels

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 20:37
I was hoping this would be fixed by the new firmware but it wasn't. I also still can't say if the problem is on Tivo's part or Time Warner Cable (TWC).

About a month ago I upgraded to HBO (and other movie channels) but I can't listen to any of them in DD51, I have to switch the Tivo Audio output to PCM otherwise there are intermittent -- but continuing -- audio dropouts. I normally use a HDMI cable to link my Tivo to my Denon receiver but even swapping this for component-video and optical-SPDIF audio doesn't help, i.e., it is not an HDMI handshake issue.

I've actually been having this problem for as long as I've had the Tivo, I just hadn't realized it was specific to encrypted channels. Instead, I only knew of one local channel which exhibited the problem and so I ignored it; I now realize that this one channel is (illegally?) being encrypted, marked as not-copyable. So the common thread seems to be encrypted channels.

Is the problem my cable connection then? I've already had TWC double-check everything and, in fact, the problematic channels are all 'hotter' signals than the non-problematic. The strange thing, I think, is that the audio plays-back fine in PCM. Is that PCM signal separate from the DD5.1 or is it part of the DD5.1? Is there some other way of telling (on an encrypted non-downloadable recording) if the Tivo is recording the DD5.1 cleanly?

Or, any other suggestions? Thank you!

Community 5/17/2012 "Digital Estate Planning"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 20:01
(Three new episodes of Community air tonight, to wrap the season. This episode is a standalone one, with the second two resuming late season story lines, so I thought it would merit its own thread.)

For most shows, getting a reduced next-season order and a move to Friday nights, as has happened for Community next year, would seem almost unfair. Watching an episode like this, for Community it seems more like a miracle. Given its willingness to do an episode like this, it's hardly a mystery why the show is low-rated.

But really, I wouldn't have it any other way. What other show would even think to do an episode like this, much less do one, and on balance do it well? Sure, it was a gimmick, but the episode never let the gimmick overrun the characters which is a real accomplishment. I really liked it. I did think it ran out of steam just a bit in the last third, as the time ran down and the show had to race to bring things to a conclusion. But I like where it ended up, and especially like that this was the first episode in quite some time to treat Pierce like a real person, and with some respect.

Good stuff.

(The tag was a bit random, but I had to laugh when the baby said, "cool cool cool" as its mother was carrying it from the study room.)

American Idol "Top 3 results show" 5/17/2012 *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 20:00
Joshua is going home. Nice guy but can't stand his over singing. Jessica and Phillip in the finale!

Season Pass Oddity & Question

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:54
Getting my new XL4 configured with the season passes from my old S3. I have a couple quick questions:

1. I attempted to create a SP for "Private Practice" (no snickers, please. It's for my wife. Really :)). I can SEARCH and FIND the program, but I am not presented with a Season Pass option. Any thoughts why this might be? The program/season is still active.

2. When I do find a program I'd like to create a season pass for, I select it, generally I see the HD channel listed (i.e., Chan 805 on Comcast). However, if I select >OPTIONS to limit to First Runs only, I ALWAYS see the non HD channel defaulted in the GUI (i.e., Chan 5). I can select the HD channel manually, but seems odd I need to do this -

- I have de-selected all the SD channels from my guide. TiVo should never be offering to records from these channels - correct?




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