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Tivo Suggestions -- Has Anyone Seen this

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by beejay2, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. beejay2

    beejay2 New Member

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    I have a Series 3, THD and two series 2s networked wirelessly. I added an external drive to both the series 3 and the THD and turned suggestions on. I just went in to one of my series 2 and checked to see if there was anything I wanted to transfer from either of the HD systems. The now playing lists for both the series 3 and THD are showing accurately. However, when I open the suggestions folder for either the series 3 or the THD the contents of the series 3 suggestions folder pops up. At the top of the screen the specific DVR name is correct. I open THD page down to suggestions and open it and even though the DVR name at the top says THD I am seeing the contents of the Series 3 suggestions folder.

    I don't have a clue what would cause this. It's annoying but not a deal breaker. But any thoughts on if and how I could fix it and has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    What you described is impossible. I have the exact same set up (S3, THD, S2DT) and would have noticed it if this were true. To prove it I went up to my S2 and tried it.

    Damn. You're right. I get the exact same thing. Suggestions from THD are correct. Suggestions from S3 are the duplicate of the THD (with the S3 title at the top). In the NPL for the S3 it correctly shows that there are 16 Suggestions, but when I click on it it shows the 8 Suggestions from the THD.

    Now this is wierd!!
     
  3. beejay2

    beejay2 New Member

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    I had the same reaction. This is impossible. In fact I checked about 4 times before I posted.
     
  4. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    Try clearing the cache folder of TiVo Desktop.

    [Edit]Doh! Your talking MRV not TTG, please ignore the idiotic comment I just made.[/Edit]
     
  5. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Yes, I confirm it, too!

    However, it's completely unrelated to S3 or TiVoHD.

    On my first S2 (S2-1), I went to my S3 Suggestions, and everything was fine. I then went (on my S2-1) to my TiVoHD, my S2-2. and my S2-3. Suggestions on all of them just repeated the S3 Suggestions.

    On S2-2, I went to S2-1 Suggestions and they showed up fine. I then went to S2-3 Suggestions, and it listed the S2-1 Suggestions again. No HD machines tested at all.

    So the Suggestion code is obviously not updating the name of the machine being searched. It always just uses the first machine you looked at.

    I wonder how long this bug has been around?
     
  6. beejay2

    beejay2 New Member

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    Not sure what to do next. Just tried several reps at Tivo and I couldn't get them to understand the problem so I'm sure they can't help with a solution. I don't mean to be unkind but they don't seem to be very bright people. I'm hoping that if I send it in writing it will be clearer but I can't find an email address on the Tivo customer support site. Any suggestions or insight on how I pursue this?
     
  7. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    TiVoJerry just confirmed to me that he has been able to replicate this problem and has submitted a Bug report.
     
  8. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    Confirmed and filed. Weird.
     
  9. beejay2

    beejay2 New Member

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    Thank you all! Look forward to the fix.
     
  10. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry 00-16 TiVo Employee

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    After a quick review, I'm told this might also occur if viewing an HD folder.

    In the meantime, the workaround is to go into a different group before going into Suggestions.
     
  11. fluffie

    fluffie New Member

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    What I have noticed is when deleting suggestions it will say the folder is empty and no longer needed (or something like that), after deleting a couple of shows but there are still plenty more there.
     
  12. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    or go straight to the suggestions folder, choose a recording and then back out to the list again.
     
  13. tlc

    tlc Member

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    The people working with pyTivo and other TTCB servers have been noting that 'SubFolder' support has been broken on the TiVo since release 8.3. Here is a summary. They haven't gotten any good responses from TiVo because the Tivo Desktop doesn't use folders the same way.

    This sounds like the same problem.
     

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