Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by wco81, Sep 20, 2013.
Is there a way to set the defaults for SP settings?
Wish there was. My only major complaint about the TIVO. Lots of extra button pushes to change the "New and Repeats" default to what most people want, "New only".
Yepp, one thing I love about Dish DVR's.
and directv. it's a hassle to adjust the sp settings every time i set an sp, my biggest headache switching to tivo.
Every single SP I setup I have to change to New Only and KAM to All. I'd love to have a screen where you could set the default so I didn't have to do that.
Yepp. On the Dish DVR's you can go in and set "recording defaults". I have my Hopper set to "New", blah, blah, and run over 2 mins at end. With TiVo you have to do that every freaking season pass...
I think TiVo does this because the guide data can and will be wrong from time to time. I take the time to set it to New only but have a hand full of shows that record the reruns anyway. It’s only happened a few times the other way over the years but it’s a pain when it says it had the same episode recorded in the last 30 days but it was a first run.
I set most shows to new and reruns. That way if there is an issue, it can pick up another airing or for shows that are previously run in other countries, those show up as reruns here anyway.
I personal think thats an excuse, or poor judgement on their part. The Hopper never misses anything programmed the other way, neither did my Directv DVR.
I like Tivo, but they could learn a few things...
Generally, the only issue is if there is no episode info but in that case it considers it new always (if there is no original air date). So it is rarely safer to record repeats.
Don't they all get the guide data from the same source?
I read an article about DVRs in Europe getting guide data in real time so live events are recorded correctly.
To top it off they don't pay use fees anything like the ones we pay.
On a related subject..While Menuing down to Set Season Pass, then Options, I sometimes get the regular record options menu instead of the Season Pass Option menu. Anyone else have this happen?
You can have and use default SP settings (1-Click Record options) when scheduling online.
However, I agree with you all that having this option when scheduling from the TiVo box would be nice.
If they let you set defaults in the iPad app, that would be great.
But I guess the app. just connects to the Tivo so it has the same limitations?
It would be nice if it passed some XML that it could create on the fly with the exact values or settings.
I dont think so, Im pretty sure Directv and Dish use a different service for their guides.
FYI, SP creation via kmttg remembers the last settings you used to create a SP.
The weird thing is TiVo used to have it in the Series 1 and Series 2 and took it out iirc.
Of course since I use KMTTG, I rarely schedule from the TiVo these days.
This is my #1 annoyance as well.
S1 and S2 TiVos had a default setting (imo) because space management was so much more important on those early units, and the Low/Med/High Quality settings were a vital component for managing your space.
Still, the need to change to New only and Keep All for every SP is one of the few real jawdropping issues in the typical user workflow. Thankfully it's only a big issue a few times a year.
If you create season passes from the web can you set the defaults there?
There is a button for 1-Click Options. Does it work?