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TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 15:50
Hello Everybody! It's great to be here. I just love talking about television (and movies) so I look forward to brisk, enlightening convo here !

Presidential Address - 5/1/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 14:58

There is going to be a Presidential Address by President Obama, this Tuesday Evening at 7:30 pm EDT / 6:30 CDT from Afghanistan (after his surprise visit there).

It's not supposed to affect Prime Time programming, but you never know. You have been fore-warned to pad your programs.

Trip and Presidential Address

I make no other commentary just give out information.

free refurbished Tivo

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 14:57
is there hope that the free refurbished Tivo is offered again soon? also the ad's on side still show the offer that is expired.

TiVo Premiere Sluggish? Check your DNS.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 13:43
Another TiVo user prompted me privately to check my DNS which was configured to my default ISP (Bright House Networks). Using GRC's fanatastic DNS Benchmark Freeware tool, I discovered that my default DNS was unreliable. I reconfigured my DIR-655 router to use Sunbelt Software's DNS and voila, my Premiere user interface (HDUI) speed had a tremendous improvement. My waits for filling in program information when navigating My Shows improved significantly.

GRC's Freeware DNS Benchmark download page --> http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

Below is a snapshot of my DNS Benchmark results. I encourage you'll to give it a shot. You'll see that Sunbelt Software was one of only a few DNS' providers that had all green results running the Benchmark.

Rare Tivo T-shirt???

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 13:09
I have what I believe is a rare TIVO TSHIRT!!!

Would anyone be interested in having me post it on eBay?

It was given to me at CES about 10 years ago and I decided to keep it in the original packaging. It is an XL size and basically in perfect condition.

Please let me know if you have interest?


TiVo Premiere - to supersize or not?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 13:01
Hi guys...

I purchased a new Tivo Premiere and a WD EURS 2gb drive and was reading thru the upgrade guide... I've done old series 2 upgrades, so I'm fairly familiar with the process but did come across one thing that I was curious about.

Supersizing. I scanned thru some posts that showed up in the upgrade center forum, but most that I found were posts from back in 2009. I also tried 'googling' and that's where I came up with some conflicting info. Basically, what I read is that the space removed by the supersizing process is not only used for the ads (bleh), but also for downloaded content from youtube and other services. Can anyone else confirm this?

If the other services do use that segment, I have no problem leaving it the way it is and sacrifice some recording time, otherwise if it's just ads, well... then "Supersize me!"

Thanks for any info!


Eureka 4/30 "Force Quit"

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 12:31
Yay! The Eureka Matrix arc is done! Jo and Jack are not in love, Kevin is not in College, Andy is okay and all is almost right with the world.

I liked the Senator Bitch caught in a loop at the end. I hope she is somewhere that she can't be found. Ever. Though, her being missing may raise some eyebrows towards Eureka.

Enjoyed the episode and how they got it all together. The scene with Zane and Jack in the woods was my favorite. The Zane actor is great with facial expressions and you saw it all click as Jack was babbling incoherently and trying to remember what he wrote on his hand. I had been missing that Jack.

Veep S1E2 Frozen Yoghurt

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:45
Last week they referenced a hat that the Veep wore during the campaign and called it one of her greatest mistakes. It made me want to see a photo or flashback of it. This week she mentioned eating a phallic food and said she wouldn't make that mistake again. So add that to my list.

Hogf&cker is my new favorite word.

I need to check out more stuff by Armando Iannucci.

Jonah, the guy from the white house is my favorite character.

Upgrading R10 to 6.4a?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:34
Yet ANOTHER happy Direct Tv user with an R10 that isn't getting local channels.

I upgraded a while back, adding a larger disk. I'm reading that I now need 6.4a for this thing to work correctly.

Can someone tell me WHICH of the downloads I need from here to just get the upgrade? I don't care about the other stuff, or Instacake (whatever that is), just want to do a (hopefully) simple upgrade to 6.4a so the stinking guide will work correctly.

I sent a question to the store and got a form email back, but I can't even log in to see my "ticket", so I'm not sure how to proceed.

For $10 it's worth downloading. If it's the $40 thing I may as well let Weaknees do all the work for me for the extra $10.

Can I use my universal IR remote and use the slide keyboard?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:05
After many years away, I am returning to Tivo on Wednesday. Switching from Dish Network to Comcast and getting a Premier XL4. Very excited.

Have a quick question about the slide remote. I will be using my universal remote (learning RF remote with IR repeater in the cabinet) for almost everything, but I am planning to also pick up a Tivo Slide for typing.

Am I correct that I can leave the Bluetooth receiver for the Slide plugged in to my Tivo, but still control the box with IR from my universal remote for all functions other than typing? I assume that will work, but wanted to confirm.

Smash - S01E13 - Tech - 04/30/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:02
WTF?!?! Derek banging Uma came completely out of left field. I mean, yeah, we know he's supposed to be a sleaze in general, but there was absolutely zero setup for that to happen.

And I didn't think it possible, but the actor playing Shrek and Grace's son is actually becoming a worse actor over the course of the season.

Somebody remind me... I know that Karen's boyfriend doesn't know who Ivy is, but does Ivy know who Karen's boyfriend is? Is she targeting him on purpose?

Can tonight’s Glee outdo the ‘Whitney’ episode?

TiVo Blog - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:00
Two weeks ago Glee blew our minds with a multi-colored LED dance floor (how did Sue get that into the music room?) and a drag-tastic performance of “Boogie Shoes” (the dress! the choreography!). Then, last Tuesday, our ears were treated to a Whitney Houston tribute episode, Dance With Somebody. Everyone poured their hearts out in so many [...]

Veep (4/29/12) "Frozen Yoghurt" [SPOILERS BE HERE]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 09:32
I don't how this series will fare over the long haul, but this ep seems to have captured the mostly ceremonial nature of the V.P.'s job. My favorite part was after the discovery that POTUS wasn't actually suffering a heart attack, how quickly the situation room cleared. It wasn't LOL funny, but certainly was entertaining.

"Sue, did the President call?"

F*ck point you."

I just had a horrifying thought in this day of remake shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 02:39
What if they remade the series "Hazel", with Rosie O'Donnel or Roseanne as the title character? (While we're at it, can you think of anyone else who could approach the sometimes shrill nature of Shirley Booth?)

Creating Premiere image or backup

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Tue, 05/01/2012 - 00:54
I've got what seems like it ought to be a common situation, but I've not seen any answers after a bit of searching.

My TiVo Premiere had a problem with the 1T hard drive. It was replaced (actually reformatted) under warranty and I've not fired it up yet. I would like to make some sort of copy of it so I have the ability to replace the drive myself if it ever fails.

My first thought was to copy it to a spare drive I have around (40-80G) while shrinking the partitions for programs. I'd make sure it worked in the TiVo (with little room to record anything), then keep it as the backup. If I ever needed to use it, I'd use jmfs to copy to a new drive, then resize it. Sounded pretty straightforward to me.

My problem is I'm not finding any solutions for doing the copy to a smaller drive. I set up Ubuntu on a system, but it doesn't like most of the partitions on the TiVo drive. I read about copying programs online, but not finding any that will work with the Premiere to a smaller drive.

Though I spend my days doing just about anything with Windows, I'm not a Linux guy at all. I can learn, though, with some good advice! That was the direction I was going with Ubuntu, but didn't get very far.

I tried gparted, but it read the drive as being unpartitioned.

I can see all the partitions in Windows (with LinuxReader, I believe), but several are not readable.

Any suggestions on how to back up this drive to an image file or a small drive for safekeeping?

The Voice - 4/30/12 - final 8 performances

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:05
Team Adam:
Very close. I think it could go either way. I liked Tony's performance a bit better.

Team CeeLo:
Jamar has a compelling story, but Juliet just kicked his ass tonight. She had the best performance of anyone and is the frontrunner to win the whole thing.

Team Christina:
Just like Adam's team, I think it could go either way. I liked Lindsay's performance better last week, but I give Chris the edge this week.

Team Blake:
I think Erin won tonight, but I think Blake is gonna pick Jermaine.

Getting a lifetime sub on a S1 in 2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/30/2012 - 21:10
Well first let me say hello again. I contributed a few posts to this forum a long time ago. Today I typed in my email address into the lost password form and amazingly enough my account still existed. And then I logged in.... Last login: 3/2002 the page says! So basically I have been in a 10 year lurk mode.

Anyway, I came back for some advice on my S1, a HDR31202 that I got way back in late 2001. My folks were using it up until last year when they got UVERSE. I was thinking about resurrecting it and giving it to a friend who just got analog basic cable. Since it has a relatively new 160gb drive and a trusty old TivoNet card, I figure that it is good to go for a few more years.

My question is this: Are there any deals to be had with Tivo if I want to get a lifetime subscription for an S1 in 2012? I see that Tivo just recently changed the prices and a lifetime now goes for a cool $499. Obviously this is out of the question for an S1 that might go up in smoke at any time. Or am I better off just getting another S1 that already has lifetime and using mine for parts?

Scrolling horizontal bars

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/30/2012 - 21:05
Please help me identify my TiVo problem. Lately I have scrolling horizontal bars of various sizes on my old series 3. They do not appear on other input sources like DVD. Is my TiVo about to die? I uploaded a video on YouTube but I can't post a link. Search for rodlebod.

Unable to set SP for new show.

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 04/30/2012 - 19:16
So... I'm trying to set up a Season Pass for the new show 'Common Law' on USA @9:00 PM on Friday the 11th. I can click the record button and I get the check mark that lets me know it's going to be recorded, however, if I try to set up a Season Pass it only gives me the option to "Create a WishList search" and if I click on 'Upcoming' it says there are no episodes available to record in the next two week, even though it is listed in the guide. Should this end up fixing itself in the next week or so?


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