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Tivo Central Roamio - Watch Live TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ascher, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ascher

    ascher New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    As a Tivo user for over 10 years, I have become very accustomed to going to "Watch Live TV" directly from TV Central. This is especially useful instead of using the "Live TV" button on the remote since I usually watch TIVO programs in the dark, and it is hard to see the remote buttons in the dark. Is there a "Live TV" option on the new Roamio TV Central, or an easy way to get to Live TV without having to press buttons on the remote other that the Tivo button?
  2. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    No, there's no Watch Live TV in TV Central. The Live TV button is right next to the Tivo button, not too hard to find in the dark.
  3. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH

    Your first post in 10 years! Must be some sort of record. :)

    No solution to offer here except to learn to navigate the remote by touch.
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    That was always one of the best things about the TiVo remote. It is easy to use without having to look at it.
  5. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

    Jun 26, 2002
    Unless you have had a drink and have the wrong end forward...
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    You have a TiVo why are you watching so much live TV? ;)
  7. Devx

    Devx New Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    If you are okay with using the arrow and select key in the dark, and don't mind losing the live buffer on the active tuner the "What to Watch Now" could be hijacked for this purpose. It's definitely more key presses though than Live TV or even Zoom (if no recorded show is playing). If you select "What to watch Now" from Tivo Central, then select and select again it should choose the defaults and dump you to whatever is most popular on at that moment. Again a warning that its (potentially) executing a channel change on whichever tuner is free which would start the live buffer over but it gets you to live TV if you just want to channel surf.
  8. Aug 6, 2014 #8 of 12

    ljknight New Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    I have all Logitech/Harmony remotes. Therefore it is not that easy.
    Why not leave the menu option in TiVo Central?
    There is plenty of other junk there....
  9. Aug 6, 2014 #9 of 12
    A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

    Jun 25, 2002
    Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one!
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    In the old days the live TV and guide buttons were one button. There is a code, which still works with new units, that will continue this behavior. So if you're short on buttons you could use that and use a single button for live TV and guide. (all harmony remotes have a guide button don't they?)
  11. evanborkow

    evanborkow Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I've mapped the Live TV function to the Stop button on my Harmony One.
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies

    Mines mapped to the exit button. My stop button is slo mo...

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