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# 48144 13-Nov-2009 11:54
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For me there are a few of minor things -

1)  If you transfer a folder of videos from your pc to Tivo the files are displayed in date order not alphabetically and yes I do have alpha sort turned on.

2)  It would be good if the guide had a symbol against shows that you have already setup to record.

3)  It would be good if you could organise your recordings into different folders.

4)  It would be wonderful if it was harder for the wife to use it.


So what do the rest of you dislike (if anything).

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  # 272704 13-Nov-2009 12:19
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TiVo Desktop... It won't allow TiVo folder to be a network share or mapped drive. Bad if you have tons of content on a server.




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# 272714 13-Nov-2009 13:04
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wallop:
4)  It would be wonderful if it was harder for the wife to use it.


Odd reason to dislike Tivo.  I'm not sure my wife reads geekzone ... if she did that comment might help get financial approval for it ...

 
 
 
 


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  # 272721 13-Nov-2009 13:14
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I don't like the fact that I don't have one, and can't see me affording one any time soon :)

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  # 272725 13-Nov-2009 13:20
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I don't have one, but one poster said it doesn't show how much drive space free. I use this all the time on sky, 5% hard drive space left, HD channel needs about 3% an hour, yep all is ok.

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  # 272729 13-Nov-2009 13:37
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They hire demonstrators who don't know how to use their product (Telecom Queensgate, Lower Hutt).

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  # 272737 13-Nov-2009 13:53
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They don't have a DVB-S tuner option for those of us that live in an area where Freeview|HD is not available.



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  # 272740 13-Nov-2009 13:55
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wazzageek:
wallop:
4)  It would be wonderful if it was harder for the wife to use it.


Odd reason to dislike Tivo.  I'm not sure my wife reads geekzone ... if she did that comment might help get financial approval for it ...


True WAF is high, but you will loss control of the remote.

 
 
 
 


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  # 272770 13-Nov-2009 15:19
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2) It would be good if the guide had a symbol against shows that you have already setup to record.

This would be great!

I have a couple of other minor issues with TiVo.

Can I ask it to NOT record from some specific channels? i.e I don't want any programs recorded from ChinaTV, but there does not seem to be a way to do this. I could delete the channel altogether, but this is a bit of a brute force solution.

I also have a issue in that it will sometimes record the same program on BOTH TV3 and TV3+1.

Also, it will record The Daily Show in the daytime (repeated from night before) even though I have chosen "First Run Only" in the season pass options.
I presume this is because the EPG does not have the tags (or whatever) that identify the program as a repeat?

Also, I've had a lot of difficulty getting Extended Recording settings to stick.
I recorded a film the other night, and several times went to the program, and changed the finsh time to "On Time" instead of "Extended". However, when checking back in some time later, the program was still set to record +10 minutes.

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  # 272776 13-Nov-2009 15:28
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ZollyMonsta: They hire demonstrators who don't know how to use their product (Telecom Queensgate, Lower Hutt).


same in telecom johnsonville mall...

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  # 272843 13-Nov-2009 19:09
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Tivo... What's a Tivo? (Televised inadequately virtually orrible)
I signed up to be a tester... & then had to retract my application as I work for another company.
Then the buggers kept on spamming me for weeks on end.. until I sent them a nasty email telling them in no uncertain terms where to take their spam before I put it elsewhere.




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  # 272912 13-Nov-2009 23:33
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Made in Mexico?? I want my asian build quality. Bloody NAFTA :)




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# 272998 14-Nov-2009 12:52
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ralphski: Tivo... What's a Tivo? (Televised inadequately virtually orrible)
I signed up to be a tester... & then had to retract my application as I work for another company.
Then the buggers kept on spamming me for weeks on end.. until I sent them a nasty email telling them in no uncertain terms where to take their spam before I put it elsewhere.


Hardly anything to do with the hardware though, is it?

What I don't like, I can't change how many seconds the backward skip is set for [as far as i know] and there is no forward skip like the Humax PVRs have. With Humax you can alter the <- -> skip from 15, 30, or 60 seconds.
I guess TiVo do it so yu can't completely avoid watching ads, even at super fast forward.

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  # 273018 14-Nov-2009 14:02
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freitasm: TiVo Desktop... It won't allow TiVo folder to be a network share or mapped drive. Bad if you have tons of content on a server.


I have read that you can add a shortcut to the share in your Tivo folder, haven't tried it yet but. Plan to spend hours making your library TV-remote-navigable if it works :)




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  # 273059 14-Nov-2009 18:30
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Kiwi1971:
What I don't like, I can't change how many seconds the backward skip is set for [as far as i know] and there is no forward skip like the Humax PVRs have. With Humax you can alter the <- -> skip from 15, 30, or 60 seconds.
I guess TiVo do it so yu can't completely avoid watching ads, even at super fast forward.

Damon




I believe there is a code you can push on the remote to unlock the skipping features (I read this somewhere, perhaps a post by lennonz ?)

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  # 273183 15-Nov-2009 12:12
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Tivo can't record Sky :-(

I know there is a way, but apparently it is very complicated.




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