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Collections - An easy way to record new fall shows

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Dan203, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. HazelW

    HazelW Member

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    I am trying to find "collections" on my XL4 with SD menus, but it does not seem to be there. Do I need to switch to HD menus to find it? If so, will the sp still be there when I go back to SD menus?
     
  2. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    Yes, and the SP should not be different between HD and SDUI.
     
  3. takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

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    I found this and got excited until it started recording everything and I realized you can't alter the collection. If I could customize the collection by removing new shows that I don't want to see, then I would actually think it's useful.
     
  4. Crrink

    Crrink Active Member

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    Agreed - my solution has been to create SP's for the shows I want to keep, and delete shows I don't from the ToDo list. In a few weeks, once all the SP's are set up, I can cancel the collection.
    Not perfect, but good enough, I suppose.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    This is what I'm doing. It's still much easir than finding all the new shows and. Creating season passes. I figure by the end of October I will know which shows I want to keep watching.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm finding that this collection isn't picking up all the new shows, so I'm still forced to go through the guide and set stuff up manually. :( Oh well it's a good backup in case I miss something, but would be nice if it actually included everything.
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    In kmttg I implemented a "Season Premieres" tab that actually does a good job looking for new or returning show Premieres. It actually combs all the guide data (12 days forward by default) looking for episode and other information to figure it out. Since it can be time consuming you have to limit the channels for it to use for the search, but I use it all the time to find new shows. When search completes it shows you all new Premieres along with indication of which ones you have SPs for already on any of your TiVos. You can then schedule SPs right from the table on 1 or more TiVos for the ones you are interested in.
    I run it once every few days to show me all new Season & Series Premieres so I don't have to research elsewhere on what the new shows are.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's interesting. You just cram all sorts of functionality into that program don't you? :)
     
  9. NJguy

    NJguy New Member

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    As a new TiVo user I want to thank you for this post. Very useful. I was going through trying to see when all shows were on and set up a recording for them. THis makes it simple! :) :) :)
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes the "Remote" tab has all kinds of things RPC related - well beyond what the iOS/Android apps can do. Basically almost everything useful I found that can be done via RPC is there in some form or another.
     
  11. Devx

    Devx New Member

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    For those using the collection, remember that there are new shows premiering all the way into November for the fall season so it may be necessary to keep it around for a while.

    Definitely well above and beyond the apps. I may need to give kmttg a try, the season premiere feature sounds especially useful. :up:
     
  12. dave13077

    dave13077 Member

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    How do you cancel a collection? I have tried all the menus and for the life of me can't figure it out. I went into the collections menus and I can't find a way to cancel the new fall shows collection.
     
  13. Goober96

    Goober96 New Member

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    They're at the bottom of the Season Pass Manager.
     
  14. Icarus

    Icarus New Member

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    The "New Shows" collection doesn't have anything upcoming. Why did they stop updating that one? It recorded anything that was "new". (ie, not a rerun).

    -David
     
  15. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    There's something called Midseason Premiers. Would that do it?
     
  16. Icarus

    Icarus New Member

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    I'm subscribed to that one too. by the name, it seems like it will only get you the first new show not all of them, like the old "New Shows" did. but I don't see any way of telling.

    "New Shows" was great. Wish they would keep updating it.

    -David
     
  17. Icarus

    Icarus New Member

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    Despite the name, it does seem to be recording "new" episodes, not just the first one. That's good.

    -David
     
  18. Icarus

    Icarus New Member

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    now that one is dead :) Every few months I have to search on how to find collections again. There's no summer replacement yet. If anybody notices one, please post it here.

    -David
     
  19. javabird

    javabird Active Member

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    I was hoping there would be one for the new summer shows, and I've also been checking the "What's New" collection, but nothing yet. Last night I noticed the pilots for 2 new shows I've been anticipating didn't show up in What's New (Crossbones and The Night Shift).

    I have a Wish List for keyword: Pilot that does not auto-record and I'm still relying on that and then manually add SP for shows. I tried adding a keyword "2014" but it didn't work for some reason because then nothing showed in the list at all for some reason.
     
  20. Marron

    Marron New Member

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    Didn't know about this. THANKS! :)
     

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