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My Shows-Blue Dot Recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Resist, May 23, 2012.

  1. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    Lately I've noticed my Season Pass recordings under My Shows, have a blue dot instead of a green one. What's up with that?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Green dot = Do not delete except by user.
    Blue dot = Transferring via network/internet.
    Red dot = Recording via a source ie: cable, antenna.
     
  3. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    I think BLUE is the new GREEN in the latest update. Though, I saw a Yellow Dot yesterday for the first time on my new XL4 (@16% full)
     
  4. MC Hammer

    MC Hammer New Member

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    If I'm not mistaken...

    Green dot: will be kept until you delete it
    Blue dot: will be kept until space needed
    Yellow dot: will be deleted within 3 days
    Yellow dot with !: will be deleted within 24 hours
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Yep, TiVo gave "fresh" recordings a blue dot (instead of no dot).

    Altered your post a little. :)
     
  6. windracer

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    FYP.
     
  7. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    So does this mean then that it will change to a green dot at some point later, if I have my settings to keep until I delete? All my season passes are not supposed to delete until I delete them, so I thought they would still have a green dot.
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I would think that if you have season passes set to KUID, the shows would have a green dot from the get go.

    Is that not the case?
     
  9. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    No, my Season passes are not showing up with a green dot now, they are showing up with a blue dot since the last update.
     
  10. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    Go into the Season Pass Manager and check if that Season Pass is set to "Keep Until I Delete". If it is, those should should have a green dot as soon as they record.

    Green dot = "Keep Until I Delete"
    Blue dot = normal recording, not expected to be deleted within the next three days
    Yellow dot = we believe it will be deleted within the next three days
    Yellow dot with ! = we believe it will be deleted within the next 24 hours

    Shows could be deleted because:
    1. you have recordings scheduled that need the space, and this is one of your oldest recordings
    OR
    2. because you set that Season Pass to "keep at most" a limited number of episodes (say 5), that limit has been reached, and another episode is scheduled to be recorded. (So the oldest episode will be deleted when the new one records).
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    There you have it, right from the head of Tivo.

    But, for most of us, a blue dot is recording being transferred to the Tivo.
     
  12. windracer

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    On the S3 platform, yes ... but it's a blue circle (or donut, whatever) in the HDUI.
     
  13. Resist

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    As I previously said, I already have my Season Pass recordings setup to keep until I delete, but they are still showing up with a blue dot.
     
  14. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    I wasn't talking about transfers, I was talking about completed Season Pass recordings.
     
  15. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    As I stated above, that was for the Series 3/HD, so they changed that for the XL4. Then what is for transfers now, purple? :D
     
  16. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Active Member

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    Thank goodness someone posted a Q about this because I have observed the same, and it confuses the heck out of me.

    TiVoMargret, bless you for answering, and I really appreciate your input, but I have news for you: just as the OP, my Season Pass set for KUID show up as BLUE!. I have found that if I take the Season Pass KUID recording and go through the process of a manual KUID, the dot will change to GREEN.

    Now, I don't know what the blue REALLY means (not talking about transfers). At first I was terrified that my Season Pass KUID would be recorded over, only to investigate that it was already at KUID, but in BLUE, so I started performing a manual KUID on those recordings just for the sake of consistency of KUID being GREEN.

    Please investigate this anomaly and let us know. I look forward to what you find out about this.
     
  17. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    Glad I'm not the only one having this issue.
     
  18. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Active Member

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    Let's hope we hear from TiVoMargret, soon. She looks like a very kind lady.
     
  19. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    Please email me your TiVo Service Number (margret@tivo.com), and let me know which Season Passes are set to KUID in your Season Pass Manager but keep generating blue dot recordings. We'll look into it.

    --Margret
     
  20. Resist

    Resist New Member

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    I'm still having blue dot recording issues for Season Passes that are set to KUID.
     

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