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Topic # 73733 21-Dec-2010 00:17 Send private message

Hi,

This seems to be a bit of a recent development for me.

To set the scene ... 

When I first got the tivo I quickly discovered that if I told it I liked 3News it would record every single edition - morning, lunch, and the 6pm one ... and if I was really unlucky, also the TV3+1 versions too. And with Campbell Live it would record the morning repeat as well as the evening edition.

Not what I wanted, and I understand partly due to 3's program naming / no repeat indicator / whatever.

Hence I set it up to manually record 3 News from 6pm - 7pm, and Campbell Live from 7pm - 7:30, every week night.

Sorted.

Now we know that Tivo knows whats recording because it'll say, for example - Manual Recording, 3News.

A couple of weeks ago I discover that it's now decided that even though 3News is already recording as a manual recording, it'll also record it as a Suggestion ... annoying. So I thumbs down 3News, sorted.

Tonight, the manual recording is picking up Modern Family instead. Which is fine. Except it's also recording it because of the Season Pass. Yes, it's recording it twice for me at the same time. No, not on 3 and then on 3+1, but both tuners are recording the same channel at the same time for the same program.

Now obviously there's ways around this, although to my mind I shouldn't really have to find a way around it ... so my question is, is Tivo not smart enough to figure out it's already recording the program once, there's no need to record it again? Do others find this happening too?

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  Reply # 419806 21-Dec-2010 07:07 Send private message

Have a look in the settings:

1. You probably still have TiVo set to record programs it thinks you may like (suggestions). It does this by default but you can turn that feature off. Alternatively use the green and red buttons lots to 'teach' it what you like and don't like. Personally I have mine turned off.

2. When you set up a program to record there is an options tab along the bottom. In there you can choose first showing only or every showing, you do not need to set up manual recording times (apart from Prime)

I suggest a few minutes having a look around the basic set-up and choosing some options that suit you will be helpfull.




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  Reply # 419811 21-Dec-2010 07:44 Send private message

scuwp: Have a look in the settings:

1. You probably still have TiVo set to record programs it thinks you may like (suggestions). It does this by default but you can turn that feature off. Alternatively use the green and red buttons lots to 'teach' it what you like and don't like. Personally I have mine turned off.

2. When you set up a program to record there is an options tab along the bottom. In there you can choose first showing only or every showing, you do not need to set up manual recording times (apart from Prime)

I suggest a few minutes having a look around the basic set-up and choosing some options that suit you will be helpfull.


Hey,

Thanks.

Yep, I do have suggestions turned on and thats fine, I do actually find it quite handy. My point is more that, I shouldn't have to thumbs down programs that I actually like just because it's silly enough to record the same program twice. e.g. I did thumb down 3 News so that it would only record it once.

And agreed, I shouldn't need to setup manual recording, but, unfortunately TV3 / Tivo insist on naming 3 News at Midday as "3 News" and the 6pm news as "3 News". I only want the 6pm one but Tivo isn't smart enough to figure that out.

When I had a GB-PVR setup, i'm pretty sure you could set it up to record, for example, 3 News everyday but only at this time. Such a feature would be very handy for me at least! 

And Campbell Live's morning repeat didn't used to be marked as a repeat (not sure if it is now), so even though Tivo was set to "first run only", as far as the schedule was telling tivo, the morning repeat was a first run. Frown  It's been the same with Home & Away at times.

I guess a lot of it does come down to the quality of the TV3 program info within TiVo. Just little frustrating things!

But regardless of that, and back to my original point, surely TiVo shouldn't be recording the exact same program twice, regardless of whatever settings I have.




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