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"Fargo" will return

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:36
Interesting development with today's announcement by FX...

The Strain - S01E02 - "The Box" - OAD 7/20/2014 - *spoilers*

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:15
So far we only have a general "Is The Strain any good?" thread, but two episodes in I'm really liking what I'm seeing and so I thought I'd try to spark some more specific discussion by starting an episode thread.

I think they're doing a pretty good job with character development and pacing thus far. Except the lawyer lady is so over-the-top ridiculous. I don't know about you guys, but if someone from the CDC tells me that they are worried that I may have something virulent and they want to quarantine and watch me and treat me, I think I'd let them, regardless of what the news is reporting. Maybe the worms are interfering with their reasoning and capacity for rational thought and are compelling them to get into the populace - kind of like that parasite that turns ants into zombies and forces them to climb to the top of blades of grass so they can be eaten by the next organism in the parasite's life cycle: http://io9.com/12-real-parasites-tha...osts-461313366

Roamio Warranty replacement hard drive swapout?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:41
Hi,
Well, my 6 week old Roamio Pro died...won't even power up. Tivo is shipping a replacement (and I have NO way to watch TV in the meantime).
I asked if I can swap out the hard drives before sending back the dead one, and the answer was we don't support that, it could be the hard drive causing the problem, etc. By the phraseology suggested to me that I certainly could do that, it's just on my skills to do it and don't expect any support. So, what do you guys think...would you suggest NOT doing the drive swapout for some reason?
Also, should I be concerned that the shipping confirmation shows they are sending me a refurb?
Thanks...FloridaBill

Fios + Tivo and a whole bunch of small questions

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:24
#1. I just need a cable card for the Tivo? (I know I won't be able to get on-demand stuff)

#2. How many outputs does the Fios modem have? I'm assuming I would need one for each TV (with a Mini) and each computer that is not using wifi? Is this correct

#3. Are there any do-it-yourself alternatives to the Mini?

#4. I have an old DIrecTV DVR lying around. Account with DirecTV is not active. Is there anyway to extract the video on it and export it to the Roamio?

#5. Anything to make sure the install tech doesn't try to halfa$$? I won't be home for the install (Wife will be)


Thanks in advance!

Fellow Survivor fans, I need a favor ...

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:45
I just finished the first episode of Survivor Cagayan (it original aired on 2/26/14). I generally like to read Dalton's recaps after every episode, but I have to be very careful so that I don't accidentally come across any spoilers. A link to his recap can often be found in the individual episode threads, but no thread exists for the first double episode. If someone could please post a link to Dalton's recap, I would be most appreciative. Thanks!

I can already tell it's going top be a great season. They have a nice mix of personalities. :)

Oprah's Master Class: Billy Bob Thornton

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:44
Has anybody watched this one yet? I was absolutely mesmerized, from beginning to end. What a fascinating guy.

I also think he looks his best at this time in his life. Of course, it goes without saying that he has turned out to be an amazing actor and writer.

Tivo Premiere flickers...replaced hard drive...still flickers

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:28
hi, my tivo premiere starting to flicker every 10-30 seconds randomly. it started last week after the Summer Update and lightening storm. not sure if this has anything to do with the flickering.

the flickering is happening in tivo menus, live tv and recorded programs.

i copied the hard drive ddrescue. booted up, kickstart 57, everything looked good for an hour and then the flicker came back. plugged the old hard drive and same thing...good for an hour, then the flickering came back.

kickstarted 54 this morning with new drive before work (ETA 473 minutes), should be done when i get home. i am thinking 54 will not identify any issue.

any suggestions what to look for next?

Roamio Setup with MoCA for OTA

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:22
I'm currently in a house in LA, on TWC both internet and cable. The house is on a hill line of sight to the main transmitters on Mt. Wilson and my goal is to go OTA + streaming video off the internet.

The present set up is complicated. The cable enters the home in the basement and is split there (POE filter upstream of the split). The cable then runs under the house to the living room and also a back bedroom used as an office. The cable modem is in the office. There are TVs in both office and living room.

There is Wi-Fi network run off an Airport Extreme in the office. There is no Ethernet cabling and it would be VERY difficult to run it. My idea is to use MoCA over the existing cable, but I don't know how to set it up. For one thing, the cable modem is in the office, but I wanted the Roamio in the living room, with a Mini in the office. Also, my idea was to put an indoor antenna in the living room (although I suppose it could go in the office if that would work). Reception OTA is not a problem.

I'm assuming I would need two MoCA adapters, but I'm confused about how and where to combine the antenna signal with the MoCA signal. I was assuming I'd need a diplexer of some kind? If so, what MHz would I use? Or could the MoCA adapter sit between the antenna and a Mini in the office and create the network that way? (The modem is in the office and the Roamio would go in the living room.) At this point, I have to say, I'm confused.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Thinking of taking the flash sale deal, but already have a basic

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:34
How would this hypothetical transition work? I'd want to cancel service on my non-lifetimed Roamio Basic immediately and get the cable card in the new box. I have a bunch of questions:

1) Will have to get a new cablecard from Time Warner?
2) Will I have to get a new tuning adapter?
3) I've read about people transferring season passes. How does one do this and can wishlists also be transferred?
4) Can we still continue to go through the backlog of already recorded shows we have on the basic if it both has no TiVo service and no cablecard or will it shut itself down?
5) If I can still watch the recordings, I'd need to temporarily have two TiVos in the same room and on the same TV. How does this work with a remote?
6) What is the going rate of a used Roamio Basic without lifetime? I'd want to sell mine.

And some functional questions too about the Plus versus the Basic:

A) Does TiVo Stream need and iOS device or can it stream to a laptop? We are an android and windows family.
B) If I am starting with a blank harddrive again, I'd want to upgrade it as much as I can. How big of an internal can I add and what is the cost?

HD XL on the fritz

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:23
I've got a HD XL stuck in a "Welcome Powering Up" loop and I'm hesitant to just throw parts at the problem.

I opened it up and ran a surface test on the drive (Ubuntu disk utility) and I have no remapped sectors and it didn't find any bad sectors running the full surface test.

I threw a multimeter on the PS and other than 5V being a little low (like 4.85V) everything else was fine. No visible cap rot, 12V was fine, 3.3V was fine.

Can anyone with a little more experience on these things help me figure out what else I might look into or if that 5V rail is really too poor?

The Sixties: The Space Race

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:54
The latest episode in CNN's The Sixties, "The Space Race", never aired because of coverage of Flight 17. However, the listings weren't corrected in time, so when it does air, it might be considered a repeat. Check your Season Passes this week.

Everyone is on the move on TV this Week!

TiVo Blog - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:48
          MONDAY  - The Bachelorette - ABC 8PM  In tonight’s episode, Andi and her 16 bachelors dig in deep about each other and about the season. Ashley and JP return to talk about their lives since their wedding, and viewers get a glimpse of the season finale. Will Andi end up with her prince charming? Tune in to find out!         TUESDAY - Pretty Little Liars - ABCFAM 8PM PT The mayhem continues in Rosewood, and this week Aria is in the midst of the fire. Continue Reading

Automated cable card line for Comcast?

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:01
I was looking for the usual Comcast cable card hotline online. Found it at 877-405-2298, but I also noticed in my google search there was an "automated" number as well at 800-671-9094.

When called, it apparently is a Comcast "digital video activation line". I didn't proceed, but could this be used for activating cable cards in TiVos as well? Or is this really mainly for their own crummy Comcast equipment and/or boxes?

Big Brother - 7/20/2014

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:57
Not a very exciting episode. I correctly predicted who they were going to nominate the moment the HoH competition ended. I feel very bad for Victoria. It seems like the whole house has ganged up against her. I used to really like Brittany, but she didn't come off as particularly likable this episode. It's an interesting dynamic this season. The house is incredibly divided. There's the "cool" click, and then everyone else.

The Leftovers 7/20/2014 "B.J. and the A.C."

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:03
I got some good laughs from this episode last night.

Verizon Gets Symmetrical, Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds

Zatz Not Funny! - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:57
As my two year subscription comes to an end, Verizon is courting me with free HBO and an upcoming boost in FiOS upload speeds to match download numbers: Dear Customer: Thank You! The free speed upgrade is part of Verizon’s continuing commitment to recognize customers for their loyalty. Customer upgrades to equalized download and upload speeds […]

True Blood S07E05 "Lost Cause" *** SPOILERS ***

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:39
Well, I guess Sookie is a Hep-V carrier. That what happens when you get totally covered in blood just before your boyfriend gets killed.

Faster Streaming with 20.4.2

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:49
Not sure what was done with the software, but it seems like my stream starts a lot faster now. Kudos to the development team. :)

The Last Ship "El Toro" (7/20/14) [SPOILERS!]

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:23
Okay, I know that they had to go back. And I know that US military personnel are well trained and Jayne's a good street fighter, etc. But, going back with 3 unarmed guys against 13 heavily armed hombres, doesn't make good tactical sense. Go back to the ship, get the spec ops guy and an overwhelming force, return and kick El Guapo's ass!

Of course, then the commander couldn't go all Jim Kirk, disobey the Prime Directive and be the hero. There was some violent stuff in that take down, though.

I was wondering how they were going to solve the dilemma of leaving that scumbag alive. Problem solved!

What's the tag line, "Find the cure, save the world"?

I realize that they're probably shooting the shipboard scenes and B unit stuff first, but still, Michael Bay must be writing a pretty big check to Uncle Sammy for the use of that boat.

WTB USB RF dongle for premiere/mini

TiVoCommunity Forum Recent Threads - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:04
Anyone have a usb dongle from the slide pro remote that you do not need? Looking to use my roamio rf remote with my premiere. Would you take $10 + shipping?

Thanks,
Jeff

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