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Tivo won't do a season pass of Boardwalk or Homeland

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by cpt09135, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 #1 of 10

    cpt09135 New Member

    May 26, 2009
    I'm a brand new Tivo user. Got a Roamio Plus and a Mini. When I first set it up, I could record shows manually, but not do any season passes. A message said this may take a while. A day or so later, I started setting up all my season passes. All worked fine except those on HBO or Showtime. It's been a week and a half now, and it still won't let me setup a season pass on HBO or Showtime. The manual record option works fine, so those shows do record. I tried a reboot, and that didn't help. I'm on Cox. Any ideas? All of the other season passes seem to work fine.
  2. Oct 8, 2013 #2 of 10

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    Did you check in "channels i receive" to make sure those channels are checked?
  3. Oct 8, 2013 #3 of 10

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    You can't get to home land on the boardwalk.
  4. Oct 9, 2013 #4 of 10

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    It's not normal to take that long. My first Roamio Pro and my replacement both started scheduling all my SPs within an hour or so. Within a few hours I had guide data out as far a possible and most of the content was already scheduled to record from the 100+ SPs I had transferred.

    Although I guess the main reason it was so fast is because I only had the HD cable channels, five SD cable and all local channels(and SD subs on the cable system) selected in the setup. So I only had around 175 channels to be populated with guide data.
  5. Oct 9, 2013 #5 of 10

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    I noticed this exact effect. Could not schedule an SP while TiVo was loading a SW update in the background.

    I could created, add keywords, just could not save.

    Once the update was completed, creating SP was fine.
  6. Oct 9, 2013 #6 of 10

    Devx New Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I agree, if the channels aren't checked in the channel list I do not believe a season pass can be created.

    I think the Tivo indexes the channel data regardless if the channel is checked or not. When I add premium channels, Tivo has always been ready with guide data immediately and I can schedule SP right away as well.
  7. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    When I transferred my season passes from my Premiere to the Roamio via Tivo.com, it wouldn't transfer my HBO and Showtime season passes because I hadn't checked those channels in the channels I receive list. I really think that this is the original poster's issue.
  8. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    interesting. I use SageTV quite often, and whenever I tried to schedule a 'Favorite' (Sage version of season pass) for 'The Newsroom', an HBO show, the recordings won't schedule. I wonder what info is in a premium channels guide data that may disrupt the process?
  9. cpt09135

    cpt09135 New Member

    May 26, 2009
    That was it. I guess the pay channels are not checked by default, so you can't create a season pass until you check them. Thanks.
  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    During the guided setup it asks you if if have any premium channels. And if you do you check them off. You must have not checked any during the guided setup.

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