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Unable to delete paused shows

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by lgnad, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No need to hit live TV, just hit TiVo button. That's what I always do. Of course it will time out to live TV after 15 mins anyway, but TV has long been turned off by then.
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    If he's using a Premiere w/HDUI, that will not work. The show will continue playing in the window if not paused. Going to live TV or playing a different recording is the only way to release the lock.
     
  3. Arcady

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    We turned off the video window on our TiVos. I thought most people would do the same.

    You leave that stupid thing on?
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  5. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Good point. I don't care for that PIP spoiler window so it's the 2nd thing I turn off right after suggestions for a new series 4 unit, so pressing TiVo button is sufficient for that case.
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I don't have a Mini to test with but based on Premiere-Premiere tests, disabling the video window makes no difference. If you're using the HDUI, going to TiVo central does not release the lock. And it takes 15-20 minutes to automatically switch to live TV from TiVo Central.

    Putting it in "Standby" doesn't release it either.

    I keep the video window enabled since there are times I am listening to live TV while working on my computer but want to check something on the TiVo and continue listening. I don't mind having to hit "Slow" to temporarily disable it. I sorta wish that worked when viewing the guide, but I understand why it doesn't.

    BTW, suggestions is the second thing I disable. The first is the annoying sound effects.:)
     
  7. Arcady

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    Everyone disables different things when they get a TiVo.

    I bet everyone wishes they could disable the discovery bar.

    We turn off the video preview and sound effects, but we use suggestions.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Hitting the TiVo button, instantly releases the tuner for another Mini to use.

    So I guess no need to even worry about standby, since you have to go to the first screen from the TiVo button before going into standby.

    If you hit guide, the live channel or recording will continue to play in the corner.
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You're right. Forgot about the sound effects being the 1st thing to disable. It's annoying you can't disable that before going through guided setup...
    Hitting TiVo has always worked for me to release lock on a show and save the pause point since I haven't had problems resuming MRS and deleting shows from other TiVos after doing so.
     
  10. Arcady

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    Same here.
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I assume you mean if you hit the TiVo button on the Mini. We were talking about hitting the TiVo button on the Premiere as opposed to simply leaving it paused.

    Only brought that up since I usually put my TiVos in standby when not in use to avoid recording the EAS stuff.

    Yes, I know. I just sometimes wish there were a way to make it go away.

    Definitely wish you could disable the discovery bar.
     
  12. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    How long after hitting the TiVo button did you delete it? IOW, are you certain that it had not timed out and gone to live TV, which would release the lock?

    This whole discussion has me wondering - What happens if the same recording is being watched from multiple locations?
     

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