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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Subversive, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. bryan4980

    bryan4980 New Member

    Dec 2, 2011
    When you turn it on then leave the to do list and go back to it they are back off, don't know how it is on all the time for subversive.
  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Even if that is true, that doesn't mean that the TiVo controls a "sleep timer". Even if you had a "put the Tivo in Standby in X minutes" capability, not all TVs automatically power off.

    Heck, I'm pretty sure my LG stays on.
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    It worked on my 2004 Samsung plasma, it works on my 2012 Vizio LED. I'll be surprised if it doesn't work on your LG. You have to give it time, though (it could take 15 minutes or more).

    Basically I use this to turn off the TV from another room, by putting the TiVo into standby with my network remote.
  4. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Far from it. They are one of the most powerful features of the TiVo.

    I don't know what those are, and I don't know your viewing pleasures, so I can't comment. More importantly, the TiVo can't act on your viewing pleasures, either, unless you tell it what they are.

    In those 9 years, how many times did you use the Thumbs-down key? The Thumbs-up key is important, as well, but unless you use the Thumbs-down key, the TiVo has no way to know what you don't like, which is far more important when filtering for shows you want than knowing what you like. The principle - and certainly most powerful - function of the TiVo is to eliminate the garbage. The primary ways Suggestions knows how to do that is via the Thumbs-down key, followed by the Thumbs-up key. I am not at all certain whether your direct recording habits have any impact at all. If so, not much.

    That sounds more like you know what the network executives have told you you should want to see. The principle reason networks produce series is they hope to trick the viewer into watching commercials on their channels week after week. It's highly manipulative and high handed, perhaps even underhanded.

    The biggest volume of content out there and by far the biggest volume of good content is not selectable by a Season Pass. Certainly my Tivos record more content from Suggestions than from Season Passes. Within 6 weeks of getting a TiVo, they do a remarkably good job of recording stuff I like without me looking for it.

    With CATV, that is a given. The point of the TiVo is to weed out all but the cream of the crop, and one of the more marvellous features it has is the ability to select those autonomously without your ever searching for them or specifically telling the TiVo to record them.
  5. Big_Craig

    Big_Craig New Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    I wish I could program one of these colored buttons to take me straight to Netflix (say the Red button). I use the SD menus since the HD menus have too much lag and it drives me nuts waiting for the cursor to move. Getting to Netflix from there takes a while. If I could program one of the color buttons for that, it would be very nice.

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