Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Selecting the streaming services for you

Watch Cordkillers 292 - Don't Be Ridisculous (w/ Fraser Cain) where Fraser Cain details how he used his watchlist on Just Watch to create a spreadsheet of how many movies and TV shows he wants to see are on each service. He then further took the monthly cost of each service divided by the things he wants to watch to figure out the ones with best ROI. If you are looking to budget ths is a pretty quick and easy way to do it. Though I might suggest of there are any deal breakers (stuff you do not want to lose access to) you may want want to add some columns for those as well to mark what service(s) they are on so you do not drop the wrong one.

 Just Watch is an awesome free service by itself. It is similar to Roku's watchlist feature where you can just plug in the stuff you want to see and the watchlist shows what is available on what services you subscribe to. With the added plus it is a well formatted list instead of Roku's notifications format. It also makes it easy to see if something is available on a service you do not have.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

WeaKnees Single 3 TB Replace TiVo Upgrade Kit for 849000 install

Single 3 TB Replace TiVo Upgrade Kit for 849000

If you follow the instructions the hardware part goes pretty smoothly. Step 1D is the only tricky part. Read the whole bit about how to apply pressure in steps or you might break off a tab.

BUT before you start get kmttg before you start the upgrade and save off your settings:

Otherwise you will be manually be setting them up again. Note in theory One Passes should be downloaded from your TiVo account but if you want to have them today you will need to load them via kmttg.

Next bit is you will probably need to call your cable company and have them push an activate to your cable card even though the host ID does not change.

If you favorited channels you will need do those again manually.

Lastly you will need to reactivate all your apps.

Update: looks like you need to turn auto skip back on as well.

After the upgrade you should find:
recordingCapacityHdHours       476
recordingCapacitySdHours       3274
freeDiskSpaceSdHours           3212
freeDiskSpaceHdHours           465

Note part of that used space was programs already recorded by my uploaded One Passes.

If 3 TB is a bit tight you should know WeeKnees has options with Bolts up to 13TB and Roamios up the 20 TB