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Anger Management (Charlie Sheen) - 06/28/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 21:27
Season opener was two episodes:
Charlie goes back to therapy, Charlie & the slumpbuster.

I liked the first episode better than the second. But both gave me a few laughs.

He does have a Charlie Harper vibe to his character, which isn't a bad thing to me.

I am sticking with it.

Got a letter from Fios (in VA). Hello Copy Protection!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 19:40
From Fios today..."On or after July 31st, 2012, Verizon will begin to implement copy protection requirements that will prohibit the copying of recorded content to more than one recorder".

Oh well...It's been a fun NO COPY PROTECTION ride on Fios for 3 years. All good things must come to an end!

Verizon Fios implementing the broadcast flag!!!

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 18:49
Should I be worried? I have 2 tivos and use MRV all the time. Does comcast or RCN use the broadcast flag?

Got a letter in the mail from Verizon today.
"Dear Valued Verizon Customer:
We also would like to inform you that on or after July 31,2012 Verizon will begin to implement the requirements of certain premium channels (which requirements are authorized by the FCC), that prohibit the copying of recorded content to more than one recorder (such as a DVR or mobile device).
This may affect the functioning od some multi-room DVRs. Recent software updates from the manufactures of these devices may provide options, such as streaming, that preserve multi-room functionality for affected channels."


TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 17:11
Is tivo brand wifi adapter the only one that will work with series 3 and newer?

Verizon FiOS TV finally set to enforce CableCARD restrictions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 16:48

Verizon launched its fiber to the home service the same year CableCARD was released, but Verizon's implementation has always been a little different. For starters, Verizon got an extra year before it was required to support it, but even since then, Verizon has been pretty lax about enforcing all the restrictions CableCARD has to offer. Despite years of predictions about the sky falling one day, only now have a few FiOS customers received letters notifying them that the party's over. What we mean is that starting July 31st, you won't be able to just slide an activated CableCARD into another box, like you can now.

The real bad news however, is that some premium content will now be flagged Copy Once. Although the FCC has always permitted the use of this flag on most content, Verizon has never used it. Essentially that meant that you could record anything you wanted on your TiVo or Windows Media Center PC and copy those programs any which way you'd like. Not only does this break TiVoToGo and other similar features, but it actually breaks Multi-Room Viewing on the Series3. CableCARD FiOS TV customers can tune to channel 131 to see if their TV will turn dark on D-Day (the screenshot above means you'll need to update your activation to continue viewing) but until then, enjoy the free for all copying while it lasts.

[Thanks, @BrennokBob]

Final Witness S1E1 The Kids Aren't Allright OAD 6/27/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 15:12
I had seen this case already. I seem to remember the same actors. This felt like I was watching a re-run. But supposedly it is a new series, right?

Replaced HD now failing to call in

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 14:44
Hi Folks

I'm new here and have never played with TiVo before now.
I have a Directv TiVo box on my account (but a friend uses it only) which died due to the harddrive crashing. Its an older model and originally only had a 40 gig HD which suited us just fine for this location.
I found a replacement drive which is a 320 gig and it was supposed to be somewhat plug & play.

I installed the unit and went thru the setup procedure and did the clear/erase phase. Now the unit is trying to dial in to complete the DVR authorization process but it Fails.
I have it connected to live phone jack and it does dial but wherever its dialing is not answering or responding.
I went thru the dial settings and have no prefixes or anything and it doesn't need any to dial out.
I inputed my local area code based on the phoneline being used (magicjack) and have tried a couple others too.

I seem to recall there being a "hack" of sorts that disabled the need to call in.
I am fluent with forums and how to navigate but have been unable in my brief search to locate any talk of the disabling of the call in to authorize mod.

Can anyone guide me in my quest to get this going for my friend..his wife is breathing fire down my back because I've been messing around with this for over 3 weeks now.


Forgot to add this is a Series 2 TiVo
RCA DVR40 model Directv

Dogs in the City

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 13:34
Anyone watching this new CBS show?

I think there have been 5 episodes. We just watched the first one last night. We enjoyed it. More polished than The Dog Whisperer though less intense.

I wonder if CBS plans to keep it going.

EDIT: I should clarify When I say we watched the frist episode last night, I mean we watched the first episode CBS aired. Fortunately, we have recorded all episodes and will be watching them all soon since we've about caught up.

Dallas S1E4 The Last Hurrah OAD 6/27/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 13:31
I was shocked (not really) that J.R. would put John Ross in mortal danger. Winding up a stalker whose victim is your son? Pretty dang evil. I've never heard of a "skinning knife", ewwww.

I wonder how fake Marta got a prescription for lithium in the name of Marta Del Sol.

The Real World St. Thomas

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 13:26
Brandon is an IV drug addict who had only been clean 6 months. Good job casting director. His notebook showed how unstable he is. Someday somebody on one of these shows is going to truly run amok.

No gay person this season.

Why did the drunk girl think there wouldn't be enough alcohol provided for them and had to stop at the store on the way? Geez, alcoholic at age 21 (or whatever age she is).

NFL shifting second game of doubleheaders to 4:25 ET

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 11:58
This is REALLY going to screw up CBS' Sunday night schedule. I hope (but I doubt) that CBS finally gets smart and does what Fox does, not schedule anything concrete during the 7-8 hour and shows a highlights package instead. There is some reason why they insist on 60 Minutes starting before 8PM on Sundays. I am not sure what that is. I watch 60 Minutes, but think they could table it until the season is over, and perhaps schedule special editions on weeks where there is no late game.

Where are the refurb Elite / XL4 ?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:48
I've never seen any elite or xl4 refurbs for sale. We all know plenty had been sent in for warranty work. So where is TiVo stashing them? I missed out on woot and wouldn't mind an elite in the $300 range.

Useful Function in 15.3 Software Update....

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:37
....no, not Reminders but ability to set defaults for recording parameters, such as padding, etc.

Delete wishlist recordings from My Shows

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Thu, 06/28/2012 - 02:05
Hi all. I am brand new to the TIVO Premiere XL. I am enjoying it but have a question. I have recorded some episodes of Mentalist using a Wishlist. I then changed it to record all episodes via Season Pass. On the My Shows list, there is a folder for Mentalist with 16 shows and a folder for the wishlist Mentalist with 12 shows, all of which also exist in the 16 show folder. Are those actually duplicate recordings or simply duplicate lists of the shows recorded? If I delete the wishlist folder will I lose shows from the Season Pass folder?



If I switch cable providers, will my season pass auto update?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:10
I'm ditching FIOS and moving to Comcast next week. I've read mixed reports on whether or not the Season Pass will auto update. Anyone care to share thier experiences?

So You Think You Can Dance S906 6/27/12 meet the top 20

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:04
No results show this year. Two winners.

Mixing it up this year.

Crappy PQ -- I just tweaked my antenna and I'm still seeing pixelation. But what do you know? Picture is perfect during the commercials.


How to keep tivo guide without cable TV?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:50
I'd like to get rid of my cable, but keep track of a show airs on TruTV. I wrote the music for the show and I need to keep track of when/how often it plays to collect my royalties. Currently I just have a season pass, go through my tivo and write down the dates/times.

Is there anyway I can find this info online? Like a TV guide that I can search for upcoming episodes to keep track of it that way?

Goodbye cable...hello streaming everything.

Fios' free copying to end

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 17:36
The grim news, from DSLReports:


The letter says "certain premium channels", so hopefully it will be confined to that (i.e. not even all the premiums).

Snap, Crackle and Pop Over HDMI?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 17:09
I recently had to swap the location of my Tivo HD with my Tivo Premiere (due to the netflix issue on the Tivo HD - you can read about it in the Tivo Help Center forum), which meant switching my Tivo HD from using the component and RCA audio jacks to using HDMI.

With the Tivo HD on HDMI, I get crackling and popping on the audio whenever moving from program to program or from program to menu and vice-versa. This noise wasn't present on the component/RCA audio.

Note, the HDMI is hooked directly to the TV and not through a receiver (some people have recommended changing settings on a receiver for this issue).

Anyone ever find a solution for this issue?


THR22-100 Overheating?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 15:21
So far I've had zero results 'Searching' for this problem, yet I cannot believe I'm the only one having it! It's not an Isolated case, because BOTH of my THR22-100's Overheat! :confused:

If anyone knows of such a Post, perhaps labeled differently OR is aware of this problem, PLEASE reply! I have a rather large Desk fan trying to keep the temps reasonable.

Otherwise at times, it will reboot whenever too overheated, and of course if it was recording, the recorded show will be split into two pieces with an about 10-15 minute break in the middle of the recording! :mad:

Much of what I've seen in the Forum are about HR10-250s overheating. I have two of them AND a TiVo XL standalone and NONE of the three are overheating! Only the THR22-100! :(

Thanks, Bert


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