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Suggestions on new American Idol judge(s)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:40
Since they still seem to be taking their time coming up with judges for the next season of American Idol, I'm wondering who the crowd here at TCF would suggest would make good judges for the show?

yeah, yeah, I know, who cares? The show is aging quickly, and losing its relevance, but depending on the judge(s) that are cast, it might regain a little steam, so who would you all suggest?


My own suggestion, given a rumor that country artists Brad Paisley and Toby Keith were both apparently under consideration (depending on whom you believe/read), would be another country artist - one that got in some trouble recently for having negative comments about how these sorts of reality shows seem to have cheapened the business and/or left behind artists that had gone through the grind while others surged ahead based on their participation in these shows - Eric Church. I figure he's outspoken enough to call a bad performance bad (if he even settled for that word, as he's more likely to call it crap, or something far worse :D)

Not that I personally have been watching Idol lately, but I might tune in for a while if a decent judge is picked, as it might rejuvenate the show a bit.

I know I would definitely not be interested in seeing someone like one of the Jonas Brothers doing the job. I'd much prefer someone that had been in the industry for a while, as well as preferring someone that would speak the harsh truth. Something tells me that the Jonas types would never be that mean or controversial.

Warehouse 13 - Personal Effects - 8/6/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 10:08
When they showed the screenshot of Jinks' personnel record, there was a big QR code, so I scanned it and got this:

Steven Jinks (W13 Agent NXN43772632-30032). Murdered by Walter Sykes. Revived.


Change Cablevision to Fios

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 08:47
I just changed providers from Cablevision to Verizon Fios. How to I change/update the guide data to reflect the new channel lineup?

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 6, 2012

TiVo Blog - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 07:23
Monday, August 6 was an uneven night of Olympic competition on NBC during primetime.  For 41 minutes, between 10:24-11:04 PM coverage focused on the women’s uneven bars competition and all top five moments occurred during this timeframe.  The London Games presented a solid cross-section of events last night.  There was the USA-Latvia men’s beach volleyball competition with Latvia securing the win and sending the USA home medal less in the event.  There was also plenty of gritty men’s cycling competition to watch with home country Great Britain securing the gold.  Continue Reading

Comcast VOD Roll Out

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 07:06
Has there been any news of VOD roll out proceeding beyond Beantown?

How to turn off visibility of PC to TIVO?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 01:24
One of our notebooks keeps dropping internet connections. To see if it's a wireless card issue, we turned off the wireless card and used a usb wireless adapter and still connections keep dropping. I've heard that sharing can create these issues, so I'm trying to turn off all sharing. I have one PC that keeps showing up in TIVO's NOW SHOWING list. I want to turn this pc off but don't know how.

I've searched everywhere in the Network and Sharing section of Windows 7 and can't figure where to turn whatever it is that I need to turn off. Can anybody who knows there way around windows 7 help me navigate to whereever it is that i need to go to and turn off so that the TIVO can't see it?

Thank you in advance!

Wrong program recorded

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 01:05
I have set TiVo to record "Meet the Press" on Sunday at 11a but it doesn't record until 11p Sunday night; which if fine with me, I had something else sched for 11a that conflicted.

But what records at 11p is "Press:this". The info shows "Meet the Press" but the program that runs "Press:this".

Note the "first aired" date on the Info page :eek:
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been having some bad tivo luck lately

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:55
So last week my series 2 DT when I turned the TV on was video frozen. What I mean by that is there was a picture of a show and not moving. None of the remote buttons did anything to affect the condition. So I unplugged and rebooted the unit. It started working again after the reboot, but did show some signs of temporary freezing w/some pixelation. I only watched TV for a short time, maybe an hour, and it froze and pixelated a few times. Annoying yes, but it otherwise worked. Shut the TV off to sleep and when I woke in the morning turned on the TV to watch the morning news it was frozen again. I rebooted it and it worked again before I left for work. After work it was frozen again. Another reboot and it was frozen within the hour. I assumed the hard drive was failing. It has the original drive and an upgrade drive. I took the cover off and it was caked with dirt especially on the upgrade drive aux fan so I took it to work and used the compressed air to blow it out clean. I grabbed my series 2 single tuner and hooked it up (it hasn't been hooked up since Nov last year and worked when disconnected) It wouldn't even fire up. I took the cover off of it too and it had some dirt build up also and I blew it out clean too. I think the power supply is bad because the green light didn't even come on. It still wouldn't fire up. After doing some research found out about "capacitor plague". Now here's the odd thing, The DT HAD "capacitor plague" but acted like a dying hard drive, but the ST didn't have it but acted like a bad power supply!
I think I'm going to replace the power supply in both to start with and see if that cures the problems with them. I was going to swap power supplies but found out even though they look similar they aren't the same and therefore not swappable. I found power supplies for both on ebay considerably cheaper than weaknees has them for. If it fixes them both great! If not then it's a good thing I don't have lifetime subs on them.
I then went back farther and grabbed my series 1 svr2000 and plugged it in.......IT still works! with no phone line at my house, I put a Turbonet card in it a few years back, and after receiving a 50' ethernet cable in the mail today, plugged it into my network, activated the box (after successfully making a test call) I now have up to date guide data!
So in the span of a week, I went from 4 working TiVo's to 2! Good thing I only have 2 TV's setup. I do have another working TV but don't have it set up right now. I down graded since my ex-fiance' and her daughter moved out.
I do have another svr2000 and I think a Turbonet card might fix it too because I burned out the modem in 03 trying to upgrade to an Airnet card. I'm just not sure if it did any other damage too. It did still work as a manual recorder though.
I also tried putting the 2 large hard drives in the svr2000 from the first svr2000 that I upgraded but when it powered up I got GSOD loop, so I had to put the original drive back in. I'm going to redo the large drives with a fresh image and see if that gets them going again.
I'm just happy to have 2 TV's and 2 TiVo's again.

Not really believing the 75HD hours thing...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 23:29
Alright, so I have had my premiere for close to a week now and I decided to test out the space by basically keeping all recording even though I want to delete them. I just want to see how much space I actually have.

Currently, I have 15 things recorded. They are all HD and all of them have an extra 2 minutes on them because I record everything 1 minute before and 1 minute after the scheduled time of a show. It is all one hour shows so including the extra time, that's 15 hours and 30 minutes of recordings. The space bar at the top says 47%.

Now unless I am mistaken, if this thing can hold 75 hours of HD programming, shouldn't 15 or so hours be less than 47% of the available space? :/

recorder sudenly stops

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 21:27
I watch wrestling on Monday night and Thursday night theare the only two nights that the recorder just stopsI have been in the room to start it again sometimes it happen more the once recording history tells me notthing.I did ask about this recently and someone said the only thing they could think of to fix it was to delete everything.I can't really do that because there is to much in My Now Playing list that I have to watch so what can I do?

Can't Make a Successful Phone Connection

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:35
Hello. New to the forum. Ignorant on technology, but big fan of TiVo.

Just today I got a DirecTV HD Tivo DVR hooked up in my new house. Unfortunately, the tech knew nothing about TiVo and left before making sure it properly was downloading program information.

I assumed it would be like the old TiVo systems where I picked a local number and it called out. I guess all of these TiVo systems now call the same 800 number?

Anyhow, I'm trying to get it to call out, but it keeps failing. I have a working phone line running from the TiVo into a working phone jack.

Anyone know why it won't make a successful call?

My backup plan is to do the networking thing, which it seems people in the know prefer, but I'm really fine with the old school method.

If I do the network, is there special equipment I need to buy that DirecTV does not provide? Or can I connect via any wireless router/modem? I have one from Comcast for my internet.

Please advise--and realize you are typing to someone who is ignorant on tech jargon. Thanks.

TV This Week 8/6

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:30
A big congrats goes out to all of the USA athletes that continue to bring home the gold for us! But, we can’t forget about the golden Cable TV content that makes summer TV what it is. Here is a list of 4 stellar shows we want you to check out this week! MONDAY – Bachelor Pad (ABC) Everybody’s favorite spin-off has finally returned and is only three episodes in! Catch up and/or add this show to your My List!  After Ryan, Brittany and Erica T quit the show on Continue Reading

True Blood ""Everybody Wants to Rule the World"" 8/5/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:17
I wish we had some kind of insight into what Bill was really thinking.

Sookie should have had no problem zapping the crap out of the gang with her fairy light, not sure why it wasn't working just because she had her hands tied.

I am amused by "The Unit" reunion we've got going on :)

The Newsroom "5/1" 8/5/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 11:13
I enjoyed this episode.

It was nice to have the characters confirm my thinking that another news organization saying they have 2 sources doesn't count as one of your sources.

The whole "this is going to be funny later" comment with the BB was highly amusing.

I did think it was strange that McAvoy would eat some pot cookies at a party he was hosting.


Breaking Bad S05E04 "Fifty-One" OAD 8.5.12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 09:07
I really enjoyed this episode. There seemed to be subtle humor all throughout.

What of the time bomb watch? Just pure fun by the writers? Or more to it?

TIVO Wireless N Adapter - Closing Thoughts

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 08:42
Well Last night, I decided to just stop trying to use the TIVO Wireless N Adapter.

Every couple of weeks it would drop the connection to the network. I think it was related when the IP Lease Expired. I had set it to a static IP Address to try to avoid any issues.

Without fail every 2 weeks it would crap out and the TIVO would get DNS / GAteware errors. The Box could not connect to the TIVO Service anymore.

In the end, I decided to take out the TIVO Wireless N Adapter and use a Dlink DAP-1522 Wireless Bridge. Haven't had any issues since.

Just posting my own personal experiience with the Wirelss Adapter. Everyones milage may vary.

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 5, 2012

TiVo Blog - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 07:15
In the women’s vault final, Team USA learned there is no such thing as a “sure thing.” McKayla Maroney of USA, who earlier in these Olympics stuck an amazing vault, was highly expected to come away with gold; however, her failed second vault – which became TiVo’s Top Moment for Day 9 – proved that there are no sure things: Romania’s Sandra Izbasa needed to two perfect vaults to best Maroney and did just that, scoring a 15.196 and taking the gold. Track and field events dominated the rest of Continue Reading

Windows Media Player hangs on TiVo recordings

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 06:59
I used to be able to play my Tivo recordings using WMP, now it just hangs and must be killed.

Any suggestions on how to debug this?

Windows 7 64 bit
WMP 12 (the latest)


Feedback on TiVO performance using Apple AirPort

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 06:25
Hello - Looking for folks with experience using Apple AirPort Extreme and Express. I am looking at using one of each to improve the wireless reach in my home...I am hearing that adding one or two expresses to the network is useful.

How does your TiVO perform streaming HD? I am using a Premiere Elite


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 08/06/2012 - 03:58
Is this working?


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