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Moving shows from an old TiVo to a new one?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ufo4sale, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Exactly! Less user interaction but much longer transfer times and potential metadata issues. Much better to just copy via MRV.

    I wish TiVo would create a Migrate option. If they every get around to adding "Move" rather then "Copy" option, to circumvent copy once, then they could add a "Migrate to new DVR" option that would copy all your SPs, thumbs, settings and recordings to a new TiVo. It would make upgrading so much easier.
     
  2. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I spend just as much time on the damn channel setup as on season passes, and there is no help for that at ALL. It is a total pain in the *ss. Especially since the full NAME OF THE CHANNEL isn't presented. Oh well.

    And the TOTAL LOSS OF ALL YOUR RATINGS, which also can't be recovered. So the TiVo goes all brain dead with suggestions again.

    Spoken as one of the lucky ones that hasn't also had to send units back for repair...
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    It might even be enough for me if they would fix the remaining metadata issues and add a "transfer all shows in this group" option. I can use kmttg for SP transfer, and there aren't that many settings. I can understand the value of transferring thumb ratings for some people and support the idea, but I don't use suggestions so don't really care.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah this isn't really a big deal to me either. Would be nice to be able to transfer an entire group, but I don't use Suggestions and SPs can be transferred via kmttg or tivo.com so it wont take that long to move everything over.
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    If you use kmttg, you do NOT have to do them one by one.

    Plus, if you use kmttg, you can get all of the metadata.. I *presume* the official software can do this too.
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    The only way to use kmttg for this that does not require you to pull them from your PC one at a time is to have it do a pyTivo push, in which case you will lose most of the metadata. Well, it will all be there on the PC but not on the new TiVo. And they will most definitely not group with recordings of the same series made on the new TiVo.
     

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