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Tuner preview easter egg??

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by msteinruck, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. msteinruck

    msteinruck New Member

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    My wife was using our new Roamio, and I thought I saw something pop up, and then it went away ...

    What I thought I saw was 4 boxes along the bottom of the screen showing (what I thought/hoped was) what was playing on each tuner. Like, a little live visual preview of each tuner.

    I thought - that would be an AWESOME feature, and even hoped it was for real. I've been pushing different combinations of buttons to try to make it re-appear, but in vain.

    I can't find it documented anywhere, so I was probably imagining things.
    But, just in case...
    Is this a thing?
    Could it be? Would Tivo ever program that in to the Roamio software?

    That's all.
    Thanks for confirming my insanity.
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    If you hit info and press down three times there is the list of what is on the other tuners.
     
  3. Ben_Jamin75

    Ben_Jamin75 New Member

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    what you saw was the mini guide.
    While watching live TV, press select. It will display a description of what you are watching and a small grid guide.
     
  4. msteinruck

    msteinruck New Member

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    Thanks for the replies -
    Innocent, that combination seems to pull up the Dolby Digital audio info.
    Ben, I did find the small grid guide.
    But what I thought I saw was for small boxes along the bottom of the screen in a row, literally showing the live visual programs playing on each of the other tuners (as opposed to just the title info from each in a grid.)
     
  5. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
    I thought I've seen something like that before as well. Maybe I'll go play with it myself.
     
  6. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    Weird, and interesting.

    Why wouldn't it have been 5 boxes, to show all of the other tuners? Or do you have the basic 4-tuner Roamio?
     
  7. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    The third time down should take you to the tuners. First down is CC, second is Dolby and third is tuner listing with the ability to select tuner.
     
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I'm sure glad there was an "it" included in that sentence. :p:D
     
  9. windracer

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    You've got this backwards:

    - press Info, see current tuner info
    - first down is tuner listing
    - second down is CC
    - third down is Dolby
     
  10. andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    It's different while viewing Live TV or watching a recorded a show.
     
  11. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Paradise...
    I was actually thinking that when I posted it, ha! I just ended up doing both, to cover all the bases, of course! ;)
     
  12. windracer

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    Huh, guess I never noticed that. Sure enough when watching a recording the tuner info is the last item (three down presses) in the channel banner instead of the second.
     
  13. Avatar26

    Avatar26 New Member

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    Has anyone been able to pin this one down?
     

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