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Old 04-11-2014, 12:27 PM   #31
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You also affect what suggestions are recorded with the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons.

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Old 04-11-2014, 01:55 PM   #32
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Suggestions have always been my main attraction to Tivo. A few weeks to training a new unit and I pretty much never have to watch anything live except for news.

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Old 04-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #33
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TiVo is recording on all six tuners at all times, regardless of suggestions. So if you are turning off suggestions to "keep your drive clear" then don't bother.

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Old 04-12-2014, 10:49 PM   #34
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When I got my xl4, there were some surprising and unattractive defaults. I learned how to turn them off. First thing I did when I set up my roamio pro was turn off the defaults. My wife will record anything that moves and then delete later if she isn't interested. There are a lot of recorded shows to go through and having a bunch of recorded suggestions mucks things up. The default should be record what you want. If you want suggestions, you should have to set the option. On the xl4, I had to delete about 50 shows that were recorded as suggestions. It's not a space issue. My shows should be my shows not my shows and suggested recordings.

My wife has an issue with the Netflix interface. You can't clean up the previously watched. Some shows have multiple seasons and you want to keep them to resume at next episode. Who wants to have to wade through a bunch of crap to get where you want to be. Nevermind.....the Roamio pro is perfect the way it is.

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:36 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by tarheelblue32 View Post
Really? After I inputted the code for the 30-second skip, I realized just how much I hated the default 30-second scan. I guess reasonable people can disagree.
After reading this thread the other day I input the 30-second skip on my Roamio Pro. I tried it for a few hours but I just couldn't stand it anymore. I went back to the 30 second scan. And I had really enjoyed the 30 second skip for around ten years. But now I can't seem to stand using it.

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Where is the 30 second skip code? I am a new user. All I can find in settings is either the 30 sec scan or advance to next tick mark. I come from DVRs that did 30 second skip and I would like to continue to use that. Thanks.

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Where is the 30 second skip code? I am a new user. All I can find in settings is either the 30 sec scan or advance to next tick mark. I come from DVRs that did 30 second skip and I would like to continue to use that. Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM   #38
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The link in post #7 of this thread. For whatever reason, Tivo decided the cost savings of not including a printed manual were enough to justify leaving those new users that have never used a Tivo to fend for themselves in figuring out how it works.
Thank you for your welcome, on-point sarcasm. What I further find "odd" is that the e-manual is almost hidden--as far as I recall, its website location (or even availability) is not even mentioned in the Roamio "quick-start guide" and I really had to search for it online, not finding it through the TiVo website. Would seem to make sense to me: if you're not going to include a manual with your product, telling the consumer how to use the product that the consumer has just shelled out a lot of money for, at least include a separate, apparent, brightly-colored information sheet telling the consumer where to find the manual online. Or hey, even include a reference at the end of the TiVo startup cartoon.

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I thought I would like the skip better, but found that we actually see some stuff on scan, rewind and watch it. Who knew?
Coming to a new Roamio, I'm also actually preferring, I think, the 30-second scan over the skip, as I sometimes see something during a commercial break that I even want to watch (a promo for a new show, etc.).

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