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Wishlists - Broken?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by warrenrb, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    Yes, 'favourite channels only' would work, as a restriction (with most of the structure in place already). Can't see it happening though, as the US can already control which channels they get.
     
  2. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    First, did you install my TiVo?

    Second - I think we need to make it clear that "Favourite Channels" are just a way of saying what your most watched channels are. They do not (necessarily) hide them from the live guide.

    In other words, if you have them enabled you can limit wishlists to the channels you want, but it doesn't stop you browsing through those channels.
     
  3. big_dirk

    big_dirk uktivo.blogspot.com

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    I'm trying to figure out what it is that you want and don't want here, can I help? Ask me if I can do something specific and I'll try? If you can't do it, maybe I'll save you some money on it!?
     
  4. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    What they want is to exclude specific channels from the results of a Wishlist.
     
  5. Tony Hoyle

    Tony Hoyle Geek

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    Or just an option to limit wishlists to favourite channels would probably do (assuming reinstatement of 'channels I receive' isn't on the cards).
     
  6. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    1st, no :)

    2nd, Warrenrb was initially talking about removing channels you don't want/watch from the guide. I'm well aware how "favourites" work :)

    I also think it would be a good idea to impliment that in to the WishList search. This has already been fed back to VM.
     
  7. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    Sweet, nice one.
     
  8. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    As much as Wishlists can't stop recordings on channels we don't want I'm impressed with how much better they are.
    I just looked to see if the new series of V was on and the first episode was listed in the details but with no showing date. So I went to create a wishlist from the screen and it automatically entered 'V' and 'Red Rain' for me so it will match against both words instead of just 'V'
     
  9. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    I've had more of a play with wishlists and found what does and doesn't work:

    • wishlists are still hampered by inability to cut out channels (espeically kids channels)
    • multiple keywords work fine, for both title keywords and general
    • as do the "optional"(in brackets) and "required" actions by pressing thumbs up:
    • Negative keywords do not work at present [edit] when category is also specified

    e.g. a keyword of "-FANTASTIC" doesn't stop FANTASTIC FOUR from recording in that wishlist, as it should.
    [edit] it appears specifying a category is what breaks it


    I'm currently going through "planned recordings" (todo list) and deleting many unwanted recordings every day :(
     
  10. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I never used the "auto-record" function on Wishlists anyway. Perhaps, for now, that might be the best way to go.
     
  11. The Wishlist

    The Wishlist VM TiVo Blog

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    Hmmm.

    Ran a poll on my blog of what TiVo features customers were looking forward to the most, 'Wishlists' came 2nd after the 1TB Hard Drive:

    http://virgintivo.blogspot.com/2011/02/poll-results-1tb-hard-drive-is-most.html

    Disappointing to read now that Wishlists return too much data from too many channels. I assume that, after I get my TiVo and I set up a wishlist for 'football', it will even return results from radio channels? Ugh! I'd rather restrict that to TV channels only (and certainly not anything outside my favourites).

    Someone please tell me that I can at least scroll quickly through wishlists results. After the 1TB recording capacity, Wishlists was the feature I was looking forward to the most.

    Any chance that VM could fix this Wishlist issue with the 3rd tuner update? Please? :) Because this situation will only get worse as VM add more channels to XL.

    Me moaning about more channels being added to XL :eek:, I'd never thought I'll see the day.
     
  12. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I managed to get this working.
    But confused wit you saying optional in brackets as I thought you had to select the word you didn't want with a thumbs down.
    I tried it by searching for an actor that I knew would be in loads of things on TV and the took the most common repeated think and added that as a Thumbs down word and when I checked again the list had been reduced :)

    The fact feedback on being able to exclude channels from a wishlist will make the feature even better if it gets implemented :)
     
  13. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    Negative keywords work for me as well. -Fantastic*Four (where * is the separator bullet) finds loads of programmes with "Four" but not "Fantastic Four". Plain Fantastic*Four or (Fantastic)*Four did find it.

    It took me a few moments to figure out when to hit Thumbs Up.
     
  14. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Ah,a bit more investigation finds negative keywords (or actor negatives too) only stop working when you specify a category (which is a big feature of wishists for me)

    e.g. a wishlist for:

    Keyword: -Simpsons
    Actor: Castanella,Dan

    finds all programmes Dan Castanella is in except the simpsons. This works.

    this doesn't:

    Title Keyword: -outtake
    Category: comedy

    (still shows episodes of "outtake tv" and it shouldn't )

    Basically it's specifying a category that breaks negative keywords.
     
  15. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    It's erratic. FANTASTIC*Film worked for me, where the Film part is a category; I tried that earlier. But I was able to reproduce your -OUTTAKE*Comedy example. I then changed it to -OUTTAKE TV*Comedy and that worked. I then deleted the TV part and that worked too, although it hadn't earlier.
     
  16. Furball

    Furball Totally TiVo

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    One reason I gave my invitation TiVo to someone else, we just didnt want XL, had it once and found it so jam packed with total tosh and repeats that we dropped back (after I told them to come and take it out cos I'm going over to Freeview) to some weird outdated Freeview type package with the addition of Sky1 which suited us just fine.

    I'm just going to have to wait for the VM TiVo to become more mainstream ........ and cheaper

    Furball
     
  17. Faz

    Faz New Member

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    :up: Thank you!!!! :up:
     
  18. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    15.2 and this issue hasn't been addressed (or mentioned much on VM support forums)

    I just had an idea we might be able to do this via locked channels
    -I tried locking lots of channels (in parental settings), but that doesn't stop wishlists recording from them :(
     

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