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Toggling between a recording and live TV

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by UCLABB, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I haven't figured out an easy way to do this. There must be a better way than going back through Tivo button. :confused:
     
  2. CraigK

    CraigK (unspecified)

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    If you're watching a recording hit the Live TV button.
    From live TV hit the left arrow button twice to get you to the Resume Playing prompt on the Program screen.

    Not exactly a toggle, but faster than going through the TiVo button.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I am AFMT and don't currently have access to anything but a TiVo 2, but 2 left arrows is wrong, at least for that platform Left arrow, right arrow or Left arrow, Play works. In fact Left arrow, Play should always work, even if you started playing directly from the NPL.
     
  4. stlbluesfan74

    stlbluesfan74 Mike

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    I give up. What does AFMT stand for. I tried googling to no avail.
     
  5. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    away from my tivo?
     
  6. stlbluesfan74

    stlbluesfan74 Mike

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    Wow. I think you nailed it. I would have never gotten that. :D
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    :up:Got it in one. Variation of AFK but since I had access to a TiVo, just not my TiVos, the M was a necessary addition.:) And now that I have returned to me residence, I have verified that two left arrows does not work on any TiVo. Left arrow + play is the only method that should always work. And in my original post, "left arrow,right arrow" should have been "left arrow, select ".
     
  8. CraigK

    CraigK (unspecified)

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    That's weird because on my TiVo HD from live TV it requires two left arrows to get me back to the Playing screen where I can then press Select to resume the recording. [​IMG]
     
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Then there's something wrong with either your remote/THD or mine.

    What happens with the first left arrow?
     
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that you may want to press pause on live TV before you left arrow away from it so that when you go back to live TV, you'll be resuming where you left off.

    Also, I have a TiVo HD and just like every Tivo that came before it and after it (so far), only one left arrow press is necessary to get from live TV back to the program page where you can play/resume playing.
     
  11. CraigK

    CraigK (unspecified)

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    I figured out what was happening with mine. Since I was just testing and not actually watching live tv very long the channel banner was still on the screen and the first left arrow was only removing the channel banner.

    If I'm patient and wait a few seconds for the channel banner to clear I can go back to the recording from live tv with only ONE left arrow and then Select. [​IMG]
     
  12. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Ah, but Play will work even if you initially played it from the NPL or group. :cool:
     
  13. CraigK

    CraigK (unspecified)

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    :up:
     
  14. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Same with both my original S3 and TiVo HD...just one left arrow press, then select/play and you're off to the races...
     

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