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Topic # 64118 8-Jul-2010 09:08 Send private message

I've noticed this before and happened again... Basically we just leave TiVo in one channel and when we see it again it's on another channel.

Last night we left it on TV One. This morning it was playing TVNZ 6. OR this morning, after watching the FIFA World Cup game, we left it playing Good Morning on TV One, and next time we walked through the lounge it was on TV 2.

Strange...





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  Reply # 348965 8-Jul-2010 09:13 Send private message

I think it has something to do with the TiVo automatically recording "Suggested" programs. It has to switch channels if there are 2 suggested programs on a different channel.



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  Reply # 348966 8-Jul-2010 09:16 Send private message

Unintended Consequence feature then. I don't want it to switch channels for a suggested program. Actually I hate their suggestions - I watched TV One News and now it's recording all the Chinese TV news programs.





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  Reply # 348968 8-Jul-2010 09:17 Send private message

Tivo will change channel to record Tivo suggestions, or any programmed recording.

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  Reply # 348970 8-Jul-2010 09:18 Send private message

Haha I managed to pretty much kill the suggested feature (without turning off completely) with liberal usage of the red thumbs down button!

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  Reply # 348972 8-Jul-2010 09:20 Send private message

For the problem with recording Chinese TV, I would recommend you go into the channel list under settings and give the red thumbs down to Chinese TV. That will remove it from the TV guide and make it so that it never records any suggestions off it.

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  Reply # 348974 8-Jul-2010 09:24 Send private message

I only got the TiVo out of the box now to check CASPA. HAve to say the picture is much better than my HTPC, on a Samsung 3DTV. But the recording is annoying - yes, might have to use the thumbs down more freely.





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  Reply # 348978 8-Jul-2010 09:28 Send private message

Let me know how you get on with downloading CASPA content. I find it a hit and miss affair. Sometimes is starts immediately sometimes it takes between 30 mintues and 2 hours to start. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all.

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  Reply # 348988 8-Jul-2010 09:44 Send private message

You can turn off TiVo suggestions in the setup.I tried using the red thumbs to stop it recording all the crap but it still recorded Chinese channel and a lot of others I had never even watched filling up the hard drive.
Easier just to turn it off and use season passes to record exactly what you want to watch.

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  Reply # 348994 8-Jul-2010 09:48 Send private message

If you press the live TV button you are toggling between the 2 tuners




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  Reply # 348997 8-Jul-2010 09:50 Send private message

I just remembered, it was changing channels by itself to record the suggestions as well. I would be watching one channel and go away and come back and it had changed by itself to record a suggestion whichis another reason why I turned suggestions off.
It was really annoying as when it changed channels by itself you couldn't go back to watch what you had missed on the channel it changed from you were originally watching.

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  Reply # 349009 8-Jul-2010 10:08 Send private message

I had the same issue of really bad choices of Tivo suggestions, but I changed that by using the thumbs up and down on the programmes i really like ones i hated (like chinse News) and now i get some pretty good suggestions. still have the old strange one.

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  Reply # 350130 12-Jul-2010 10:21 Send private message

If you have no interest in the chinese channel, you can dump it from your favourites and it shouldn't record anything on there.

Don't forget to use thumbs down on the info page for the recorded suggestions you aren't interested in rather than just when they are on.

Alternatively you can look at the To Do list and it will say what it intends to record and you can Thumbs -Down even before it has recorded.

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