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Topic # 96341 25-Jan-2012 20:17 Send private message

Recently I acquired a second hand Tivo. The previous owner had de-registered it, allowing me to successfully re register it. I did a factory reset and set it up again. All was going well untill I noticed on the 11th day of this month a whole lot of random recordings started up. 
This started 2 problems. I can't find a way to select multiple recordings to delete them, can only do one at a time. The other problem is, I cant find anywhere that shows what setting has started all these recordings?????
In the play list I noticed the Tivo logo is next to each recording(that may mean nothing)
I have logged into the Tivo website to check if my settings showed anything to explain the recordings.  
Any clues or help gratefully acceptd.
  

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  Reply # 573278 25-Jan-2012 20:21 Send private message

That's TiVo Suggestions. You can turn this feature off in the Settings.

Edit: And to speed up deleting recordings a bit, use the Clear button on the TiVo remote to delete.



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  Reply # 573443 26-Jan-2012 09:33 Send private message

BigHammer: That's TiVo Suggestions. You can turn this feature off in the Settings.

Edit: And to speed up deleting recordings a bit, use the Clear button on the TiVo remote to delete.


Thanks, all good now. 

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  Reply # 573556 26-Jan-2012 12:58 Send private message

Some folks like suggestions, some don't. Personally, I love 'em !!! At first run thru, you end up with a lot of weird suggestions, but judicious use of the thumbs up / down feature will whittle the suggestion recordings to be more in step with what you actually watch, what you record, and what you Season Pass.

Can be helpful if the TV listing schedule moves the TV programs, and Tivo misses the Schedule - many times you will find the missed program under the Suggestions.




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  Reply # 573883 26-Jan-2012 22:29 Send private message

Another thing worth mentioning is that the Suggestions are always the first things deleted if the Tivo needs more space, and it will instantly cancel recording one if one of your scheduled recordings starts, or if you pick up the remote and switch to a channel it couldn't otherwise play.  And they're always sorted at the bottom of the list (or in a separate folder, if you have grouping on), so they're out of the way of your real recordings.

So there's not a lot of downside to having them enabled.  And you never know -- if you train it properly it might record something that you'd forgotten to, or didn't know was on.

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  Reply # 573891 26-Jan-2012 22:40 Send private message

uecasm: Another thing worth mentioning is that the Suggestions are always the first things deleted if the Tivo needs more space, and it will instantly cancel recording one if one of your scheduled recordings starts, or if you pick up the remote and switch to a channel it couldn't otherwise play. ?And they're always sorted at the bottom of the list (or in a separate folder, if you have grouping on), so they're out of the way of your real recordings.

So there's not a lot of downside to having them enabled.? And you never know -- if you train it properly it might record something that you'd forgotten to, or didn't know was on.


Would it use more power, or cause it to wear out faster? Perosnally I have it disabled, as already have enough things to watch.

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  Reply # 573895 26-Jan-2012 23:03 Send private message

mattwnz: Would it use more power, or cause it to wear out faster? Perosnally I have it disabled, as already have enough things to watch.

No.

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  Reply # 573932 27-Jan-2012 07:45 Send private message

mattwnz:

Would it use more power, or cause it to wear out faster? Perosnally I have it disabled, as already have enough things to watch.


I don't see why. Sure the hard drive is working harder. But modem hard drives these days are build to run for years. Some servers for example are left on permanently, and constantly reading/writing to the hard drives. I dont see why the Tivo will be any different.

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