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Brand new Online Season Pass Manager

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tivoknucklehead, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Member

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    coming today to all models !


    http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2010-10/tivo-releases-online-season-pass-manager/

    Later today, TiVo subscribers will gain the ability to re-order, transfer, or delete their Season Passes online at www.tivo.com/spm. Which is quite powerful when combined with the pre-existing web scheduling capabilities and To Do List functionality. This may seem like a minor feature, and perhaps it is in the grander scheme, but I can tell you it’s infinitely more efficient and practical to handle these tasks via computer than remote.

    In addition to effectively segregating his and hers DVRs, as we have above, the new online Season Pass manager is also good for quickly cleaning up shows you’re no longer interested in (or the networks have removed for you). And it should even allow you to migrate all your Season Passes to a new TiVo – assuming they’re simultaneously active for a time. :)

    Deleting and copying Season Passes is pretty straight forward. Check the shows, click the button. Reprioritization is done via some slick AJAXy drag and drop functionality. While I’ve had access to the feature for a few days, I haven’t actually been home to track how quickly changes are propagated from the cloud down to our actual TiVo hardware. However, I’m told it should happen in under 15 minutes. And, in some cases, Season Pass modifications may even appear near instantaneously.

    To address some concerns that have cropped up in the forums… No, this is not solely limited to Premiere hardware. And, yes, it’s not quite the whole home (automated) cooperative scheduling many of us have been pining for. But it’s a solid start. (Plus, in my case, cooperative schedule may not help much – we attempt to record “must have” shows on both TiVo units as our Cisco tuning adapters regularly flake out.)
     
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Great news!!! Now all we need is co-op scheduling added to it...
     
  3. Scyber

    Scyber Former ReplayTV User

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    Can't wait for this to be available. I just noticed recently that I have some duplicate Season passes across my Tivos. I assume I created them due to conflicts, but with the new season and shows switching days of the week, I don't have those conflicts anymore.
     
  4. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Member

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    this is up and working and actually very cool and useful. Lets you clone your season pass list from one box to another, or drag and drop your shows to re-arrange order
     
  5. hearncl

    hearncl New Member

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    I take it this doesn't actually back up a Season Pass list. It would be great to be able to download a SP list from an old to a new TiVo (rather than just copy from one to the other).
     
  6. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Member

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    it does let you clone your list from an old tivo to a new one as long as they are both connected to the internet at the same time
     
  7. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    Margret from TiVo is looking into that functionality to see if it is possibly something they could add.
     
  8. hearncl

    hearncl New Member

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    In case you have a single TiVo, the hard drive crashes, and you need to re-establish your SPs.
     
  9. blackngold75

    blackngold75 Member

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    This is excellent. Thank you, Tivo!
     
  10. Airhead315

    Airhead315 New Member

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    Hmm...This just simply did not work for me...

    I went in last night and made a TON of changes, deleted a bunch of old season passes, rearranged them. But when I left the season pass manager and returned after going to "Find TV Shows" it was all back to normal. I figured that my changes just had not been committed to my TiVo yet so I went to bed. This morning its still showing my old season pass list. Shows I had scheduled to record using the website were confirmed as scheduled on the TiVo so my box has definitely communicated with TiVo since my changes.

    I will say I was very happy when I was using the new system. It is definitely a nice way to administer the season pass list, if only it worked for me :-/
     
  11. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I would definitely send feedback to them about it and send a message to tivodesign on twitter. It seems to choke on too many changes.
     
  12. deandashl

    deandashl New Member

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    Ditto.

    Make changes on web, they never happen on TiVo. This appears to be only useful for transferring Season Passes.
     
  13. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Member

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    I made a few season pass changes on the web and they were on my tivo 15 minutes later, including 3 moves and 2 deletions
     
  14. danjw1

    danjw1 New Member

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    I haven't tried to make any changes yet. My Tivo is still installing the update. I only have one Tivo HD, but I would really like to see a way to backup my season passes. I can look at the list online and did notice it doesn't seem to include auto record wishlists. This is very much a needed addition. But, maybe I am not seeing those because the update isn't in place. I do think this is a great new feature, and want to thank Tivo for adding it!
     
  15. deandashl

    deandashl New Member

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    i think it works now. But I should test it again.
     
  16. tmeek

    tmeek New Member

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    I used the online season pass manager to change just one item in the order of my season passes. It took a full minute to process. At least with the TIVO itself I can make multiple changes before committing them (which then takes 5-10 minutes to process). Also, the online list of shows was not current, and I suspect the non-current list will overwrite my current TIVO list during the next sync.

    This appears to be a very bad implementation of a decent idea.
     
  17. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

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    Well, I'd like to see the online SPM, but I can't. For three days in a row, when I try to access it, I get the "You must change your privacy settings..." screen with the checkbox. I do that, it says I have to wait 24 hours, and then - I'm right back to that screen.

    What gives?

    Update: I decided to try the TiVo Live Chat for the first time regarding this issue. The rep was immediately able to resolve the issue, and had me force a connection to update the box. I did so, and the online SPM is working! Great job, TiVo Support! :up:

    Brad
     
  18. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Member

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    it has many bugs and is pretty worthless right now
     
  19. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    This is a step in the right direction, and will be useful when it works. I just wish it was available a year ago when I got my HD so I could have more easily migrated some of my passes from my S2DT.

    Now, as someone above mentioned, once the bugs with this are eliminated, it seems that cooperative scheduling is the logical next step, and could probably leverage much of the functionality from online SP management. <fingers crossed>
     
  20. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Looks like the same ol' from Tivo - good idea, poorly done half-assed execution.
     

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