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SPM being ignored for Desparate Housewives?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 23:31
Why would the SPM show that a show should be recorded, but doesn't record it? DH. Was scheduled to record tonight but it didn't and even if I tried to manually record it the record light would not turn on!

Celebrity Apprentice - 4/29/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 21:33
There's still half an hour left, but just as every previous week, Dayana is so much more mature and professional than Lisa. If only Trump could see the footage we do. I fear this may be her final week, though.

The Killing | "Openings" | Season 2 Ep 6 | 4-29-12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 21:11
So, still a potboiler. Nothing blew up and nobody went nuts, but I was totally engrossed the whole time. The show just runs so much better now than last year. It just really flows so much better.

Michelle Forbes just really kills it with her scenes. I did not realize how good an actress she is.

And, the killer still remains unknown. We all thought we knew who the killer was, but now I'm not so sure. The lens keeps passing between those involved, and each one seems guilty at some point, but then something shows up that suggests they're not. I'm betting this might be the way a real investigation might go - as you explore each suspect, you see how they could be guilty, but somehow the pieces don't quite fit.

More later. Nice episode.

Once Upon a Time - "The Stranger" - S01E20 - 4/29/2012

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 21:11
Hate to say it, but I agree with Emma. That wasn't a very convincing argument on his part. But if she's not going to believe him, then she should find out how he knows what he does (blanket, etc). My guess is that her true love for Henry will make her break through the denial.

I will give myself a pat on the back for figuring out Pinocchio in the cabinet with the candlestick... I mean red hat. I did like the underhanded dealings by Geppetto with the Fairy, and the addition of that part of the backstory to what we already knew.

Interesting that Pinocchio left Emma, but I don't know how much protecting he could have done with that winner of a foster father.

Game of Thrones - "The Ghost of Harrenhal" - s2e5 - 4/29/12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 21:00
Wow, that episode flew by. Nice symmetry with Renley's murder at the beginning by the shadow creature and the Tickler's murder at the end. Hard to believe the season is halfway done.

Impractical Jokers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 20:37
Anybody else watching this? Sometimes a bit over the top but I can't help myself. It's too funny.

Transfering Tivo recordered content to a PC

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 20:25
Question for the Tivo-ainiacs?

I have two things I would like to achieve ...just wondering if there is a way I can do this
1.I would like to transfer Tivo recorded tv shows from my Tivo to my pc computer.

2.I would like to dump my phone land line, which is only there for the sole purpose of a connection of the tivo program guide for my Tivo.

I guess normally the best way would be hook both the PC and the Tivo to a router hooked to a cable modem.
Although, I do not have Cable or DSL coming into my home... I do have a couple router's in my computer stuff stash though.
I get online with my PC via tethering it to my cell phone.

My Tivo's units are a series 2 Toshiba TX120 and a Tivo series 3 HD.
Any help would be much appreciated.

The Amazing Race 4.29.12

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 20:24
What, no penalty for "taking" the FF then not using it? Doesn't that unfairly eliminate other teams from using it?

I couldn't care less now who wins...I was REALLY pulling for team KY...but win or lose, they certainly had more fun and one of the best attitudes of any team in the history of TAR.

One recording grabbed multiple channels (TA Issue?)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 20:00
I had the strangest thing happen to me the other day that I haven't read about before. I started watching a recording of this week's Awake and a couple minutes in the screen went garbly. That happens sometimes (isn't cable great?) but then I noticed that some of the not-Awake portions of the display were showing the NFL Draft show. So basically it appears that TiVo was recording multiple channels at the same time. It was then that I also noticed the time for the 1 hour show appeared as 7 hours in the description and progress bar. I could tell that Awake was still being recorded at the very end too so it must've just muxed everything together into one super-long recording. I thought this must've been a once-in-a-lifetime glitch so forgot about it, but then today I brought up an episode of Storage Wars and saw the same thing. The show duration was really long and I once again saw a different show throw the digital static.

I'm going to do a reboot of the TiVo and the TA later. Any other thoughts?

TIVO Wireless N Adapter - Static IP

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 19:25
Has anyone been able to assign a static ip to the TIVO Wireless N Adapter.

I keep following the instructions but it won't stick. It keeps using hte DHCP given one and does not keep the static IP in the settings. Recyling it does nothing.

Pairing TiVo box to cable card

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 17:28
Hello again - what does it take to pair a cable card to a TiVo box? Fios literally has no clue. Say they rarely get the request. But the TiVo instructions say they have to do it, and my card can't get any channels right now.

I pulled a card from another box and it doesn't receive channels either, which says to me when I wiped out this TiVo (fully cleared and deleted), I must have wiped out validation info with it.

So what to do next?


Verizon program guide innaccurate - MASN

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 16:15
There is one channel (MASN 501) which broadcasts Washington Nationals baseball games, but the TiVo program guide never says what is on. It says "Local Origination" instead. WTF? I checked a neighbor's Verizon box and it has the correct program description, so I know the issue is with my TiVo boxes. Can anyone help me figure this out?


3D Xfinity VOD is a mess...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 14:32
I'm not sure how this got by the testers, but if you try to watch 3D VOD from Xfinity in Side by Side mode, the vertical black bands that others are talking about in the "Comcast /Xfinity OnDemand VOD not full screen?" thread actually occur on the left in one image and the right in the other. If you alternately close your left and right eye while wearing the 3D glasses you'll see that the black band jumps from the left to the right side of the display. What this means is that only the COMMON area is in 3D and the banding is very noticeable (i.e. darker and in 2D) on both the left and the righ side of the actual image where the banding is. It makes trying to watch in 3D really uncomfortable! And, about 1/4 of the image is messed up on the left and right sides because of this odd overlap or missing info.

Can anyone else confirm this and maybe describe it better than I did?

Missing programs in guide?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 14:20
Setup my new Premiere XL4 over two weeks ago, and I still have missing shows in the guide. Not missing channels, but just what seem to be random shows each hour. Therefore I'm not getting half my season passes. TiVo Techs have no idea what could be happening. Anybody else experiencing this?


Program Info Page does not display in 6.4a

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 13:46
Since the upgrade to 6.4, from the Now Playing List, when I press SELECT, TiVo goes back to the Now Playing List, NOT to the Program information.

Am I missing a setting? Or is there a fix for this?

only one channel recently missing

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 12:33
I have a TIVO HD running for 3+ years, with a comcast (motorola) mutli stream cable card. It has been great running all this time with no issues.

I noticed a few days ago that channel 824 (FX HD) is not working (black screen). Channel 823 and 825 are fine. It seems to be only this channel.

This channel is fine on the comcast cable box in another room.

I did a chat online with comcast and they "resent" the signal, but it did not fix the issue.

Any ideas what can fix this issue?

How It's Made

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 11:04
How It's Made has new episodes starting 2100 hours Eastern, Thursday 5 May on the Science Channel. My SP isn't picking it up. Just giving a heads-up.

Cancel questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 09:07
I have a 12.95 premiere, about to come up on 1 year commitment on 5/2. I am also moving and will not have the TiVo out of storage for a few months, so I want to cancel. Cable cutoff is 5/9.

The questions:
1. When is the earliest I can call to cancel? Can I do it now such that I won't autorenew on 5/2 and pay for the month I'll only be using a week of? What will my premiere do for that week if I do so?
2. If/when I resume, will I still get the 12.95 rate?


Fios box sleeps too quickly, any way to delay

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 04/29/2012 - 08:53
I have an SD Tivo S2 connected to a Fios cable box. We don't use it often (we mainly use our Tivo HD) but keep it b/c it's a lifetime subscription and provides a second option when someone's watching the main one.

The problem is that the Fios box goes to sleep with such maddening frequency that the Tivo's almost useless. Instead of recording programs it records a black screen. I thought I'd solved then problem when I found a screensaver setting and disabled it, but that doesn't seem to prevent sleep.

It's possible that this is a defect in the Fios box, and this might be a better question on a Fios forum, but I thought some of you might similarly be using a Fios box and have a trick/workaround for keeping the box "on". Does anyone know what exactly the trigger for keeping it awake is? If I program daily recordings on different channels throughout the day will the Tivo changing channels on the box keep it from sleeping? The box is centralized in an AV closet in the basement, so it's not possible to easily observe when it clicks off and turn it back on.

Thanks for any insights as always!


How I Met Your Mother (through 4/16/12)

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sat, 04/28/2012 - 22:32
Sorry if I missed the threads for the last couple, but I just watched "Trilogy Time" and had to share my excitement that they have an end game for the "When are we going to meet the mother?!" whiners. :) I love the flashback episodes, too, and this was a classic. These flashes of occasional brilliance are why I'm still watching. :up:

"Now We're Even" was pretty great too. "The Night We..." and Lily's Ranjit sex dream were both hilarious.


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