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Managing 450 HD hours

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bmgoodman, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Maybe that's what the rumored 3 pane My Shows will do. Break it down by category, or type, or something so it's not such an unwieldy list.
     
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Most anything would be an improvement over what we have. Although I would still much rather have control over how things are categorized (as, I suspect, most of the people on these forums would).
     
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    edit: Found this in the cnet review...

     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    SO does that mean 1 to 1.5 years? :)
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If we don't see it as part of the Fall update then who knows. Could be complete vaporware and never show up.
     
  6. andyw715

    andyw715 Active Member

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    I saw HD folder mentioned above. Does the Roamio still have the HD folder?

    That thing is silly.
     
  7. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    Yes
     
  8. tomhorsley

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    A lot of Joe Schmoe's seem to like gmail's "labels" feature and can figure out how to use it.

    The only problem would be avoiding getting sued by google for the 10,471 patents they probably have on it :).
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm betting the vast majority of Joe Schmoe's don't even know what gmail is. :)

    Don't forget TiVo sells these DVRs to MSOs to, and they have to support all the morons who have a DVR installed by their cable company and can barely figure out which side is up on the remote
     
  10. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Well, just because a feature is available, doesn't necessarily mean someone has to use it or even understand it. Don't want folders? Then don't add any! Problem solved...
     
  11. Dan203

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    Companies don't tend to add features unless they think they will benefit a large portion of their customers and/or will entice new customers to buy. I don't think this qualifies under either category. Given their apparently limited resources I think they'd be better served adding user profiles, since that might actually entice someone to buy a 6 tuner unit for the whole family.
     
  12. Rose4uKY

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    I would love for it to have user profiles and would like for me and my boyfriend to each see are own shows in a separate folder then I would like a user profile that has concert videos and movies and stuff we both like and want to watch in that folder. We just moved in together and my season pass is about 20 shows his isn't as many I don't think. But were sending back our 300HD hour 2TB Premiere for a 150HD/1TB Roamio but that's still going to be a lot of shows to sort through. I was hoping when we got the Premiere it would have user profiles cause 2TB is a lot to sort through.

     
  13. Dan203

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    I envision there being folders for each user with the shows they specifically requested, and then an "All" folder with everything recorded in it. If two users requested the same show then only one copy is recorded but each person sees it in their list. Each person can yhen delete it from their list, but the show is not actually deleted until it's deleted from everyone's list or from the "All" list.
     
  14. thenightfly42

    thenightfly42 SeƱor Senior, Jr.

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    Every recorded show already has tags in the description for the show ("Sitcom", "Sports"). I wonder how folders based on those tags might work.
     
  15. Rose4uKY

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    That would be nice!

     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think that's what the 3 pane My Shows is going to do. Have a way to group recordings by genre.
     
  17. JoeTaxpayer

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    I'm someone that would like folders. I have 3 groups - My kid's shows ('nuff said), the show I watch with my bride, and the crap I've accumulated but would like set aside such as rock concerts I watch/listen to while in my workshop. When my wife and I are together it would help keep the list just showing what we'll watch and avoid discussion of my 26 episodes of "Woodsmith".
     
  18. Dan203

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    You could do that via profiles. Profiles wouldn't have to be keyed to a specific person. You could setup one for the kids, one for just you and one for you and your wife and then access the one that matches your needs at that moment.
     
  19. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    If you have more than one person using it, yes it would. And if you don't, then probably not (or not necessarily).

    But an option to create custom folders and direct recordings to those is nice for BOTH multi-person situations AND single-person situations. Then you can do whatever you want!

    [You could approximate custom folders using profiles by a single person, but it is not necessarily the same thing and could be much, much more limited]
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I think a single TiVo used by multiple people is a more likely scenario and that's why I think TiVo is more likely to implement profiles than custom folders. Then again knowing TiVo we may never see either one. :(
     

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