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Edit manual recording names?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by dgrrr, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. dgrrr

    dgrrr New Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    I have a Series 2 Toshiba RS-TX60 (v9.3.2). Is there a way to EDIT the names of "manual recordings" on the Tivo, WITHOUT having to transfer the files to a PC? (By "name" I mean the items that appear under the "Now Playing" list.)

    I saw two posts here (2004 & 2010) about doing it by transferring the file to a computer, but I'm hoping to find a way to do it on the current Tivo OS. (My mother won't be able to use the "transfer to PC" method.)

    I know you can specify the name of a recording made from a VCR or camera, when you create it. But when I use the "manual recording" feature (or the red record button on the remote), my Tivo automatically assigns a program name (from the tv schedule).

    (I hope to connect the Tivo to the internet soon and enable Video On Demand, but for now, if I want to record something "On Demand", I have to start the "On Demand" content on my comcast cable box, and then start a manual recording on the Tivo. But Tivo assigns it the name of whatever show is whatever channel I was on BEFORE I went to the On Demand menu.)

    (I tried recording thru the "Record from VCR or Camera" menu, but for some reason I'm not getting audio.)
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Nope, no editing on a tivo. Though, I appreciate you searching as many ask questions blindly. You need to edit on a PC.

    You cannot record anything "On Demand" if you receive that service. It is streaming. A S2 cannot receive that functionality anyhow.
  3. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Did you not read the OP? specifically, the part where they state that they do record on demand content on their S2?
  4. dgrrr

    dgrrr New Member

    Jan 19, 2006
    FYI, if I use my comcast remote to tell comcast to start playing a show on demand (over the comcast cable box), I AM able to record the content onto my Tivo, by doing one of the following:

    (1) choosing "watch live tv" on TIvo, and then do a Manual recording (via the menu or remote red button) -- which I believe uses the coaxial cable going from comcast box to tivo box


    (2) using Tivo's "record from vcr or camera" menu (composite video / audio cables going from Comcast box to Tivo box).

    HOWEVER - so far I can't get the Tivo "Video On Demand" menu to show "Comcast" as one of Tivo VOD content providers. I think I'd need a diff kind of Tivo box.
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    That's correct. You have to have a Premiere and live in one of the areas where Xfinity VOD for TiVos has already been rolled out.

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