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Tivo Premier records on its own

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Neophyte442, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Neophyte442

    Neophyte442 New Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I have my premier set up, and it works great. Got the mac app, the iPhone app, and its all working too. The only problem is that sometimes both record lights come on, and i don't have any shows scheduled to record. I currently have extended digital cable, but haven't received my cable card yet, so i only get up to channel 74. When the recording starts, its on 734 (women's channel). Any clues or suggestions?
  2. 9300170

    9300170 Member

    Feb 20, 2003
    Tempe, AZ
    Sounds like you are just recording suggestions.
  3. FeliciaCorrine

    FeliciaCorrine New Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    @Neophyte442 TiVo is programmed to record suggestions. If the recordings are showing up in the now playing list, it is the suggestions that it is recording. TiVo is tracking your activities and trying to suggest some shows thinking that you may watch those shows. If you don’t want them to be recorded press the "TiVo" button, then select "Messages & Settings" select "Settings," then "Recordings" and "TiVo Suggestions." select "No" to record "Suggestions."
  4. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Like other people said, it's most likely TiVo Suggestions. Another possibility though is you might have created an overly broad auto-recording wishlist. Depending on the keywords used one of those could grab a lot of very random looking shows.
  5. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    The big question, however, is, "So what?" It doesn't hurt anything.
  6. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

    Dec 9, 2002
    Lee, NH
    The OP did say it is recording the "women's channel". That sounds painful to me.
  7. ashleyecaf

    ashleyecaf New Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Sounds like you are just recording suggestions.
  8. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

    May 7, 2006
    mine records infomercials even though suggestions are not enabled
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    That is the Teleworld paid program.
    Produced by TiVo, this infomercial is used as an alternative method to get information to the DVR (think Showcase videos/ads).
    Doing a Title Search for Teleworld paid program will show you when it airs in your area.
    This infomercial is recorded behind the scenes as it will not take up user space nor will it interfere with scheduled recordings.
  10. Sam Ray

    Sam Ray Member

    Jul 29, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Others have made it clear that it is likely suggestions and what to do about it. I just wat to add that the "icon" in the My Shows list for shows recorded as suggestions is different (correct?) from shows recorded explicitly or from a season pass or wishlist.

    Oh, one more thing. The problem is that it clutters up the list of recorded programs so then we must delete them and then they take up hard drive space until we permanently delete them. All that takes time; our time. If we do not permanently remove them then we run the chance that something we want to recover will not be there. That is likely a remote problem but I sure would prefer to never get suggestions.

    Also, recording suggestions keeps the Tivo busy. We have a Tivo that is less than two years old and the hard drive is already bad. We did not record suggestions using it. I assume that recording suggestions will reduce the effective life of the hardware.
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    The hard drive runs 24/7 no matter if you record or not, suggestions would have nothing to do with a hard drive failure.
  12. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Not only does the hd run 24/7, the Tivo is also recording to the hd 24/7 whether any of it is being saved or not.
  13. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Not quite. If the Tivo picks up a suggestion for a show that is already in teh Now Playing list (for whatever reason) it will show up in both the Folder for the show AND the Suggestions.

    This makes little sense. Suggestions are in their own folder and do not clutter up the Now Playing list. As already mentioned, they take up no space on the drive whatsoever. I suppose (I don't know the deleting priority) you may have a small risk that it could be harder to recover a deleted item from a season pass, but that would be a rare situation indeed. It is no different from the risk if you have lots of season passes.

    Tivos are always busy, and you want it to be. That is why you paid for it! Treating the hard drive space with kid gloves gives you nothing. (as previously mentioned)

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