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Old 08-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Wish we had profiles

Especially with 6 tuners and 450 hours of HD content I really wish Tivo had included user profiles. Love my wife and kids but we don't need to see each other's recordings. I use the Suggestions feature but it's nearly unusable with the gobs of "stuff" for the kids that appears. I'll end up buying a Roamio but this feature is still on my personal Tivo Wish List.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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TiVo mentioned to Ben from Engadget in their review that there is a 3 column My Shows coming. No idea if it will support profiles or not though.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Especially with 6 tuners and 450 hours of HD content I really wish Tivo had included user profiles. Love my wife and kids but we don't need to see each other's recordings. I use the Suggestions feature but it's nearly unusable with the gobs of "stuff" for the kids that appears. I'll end up buying a Roamio but this feature is still on my personal Tivo Wish List.
With the HTML5-based Netflix app on the Roamio, the speed of update rollouts should be much faster. Netflix user profiles are still not available to everyone, but the infamous "coming soon" likely applies here.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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He's not talking about Netflix profiles, he's talking about profiles on the TiVo itself. Like where multiple people could use a single TiVo and each get a personalized My Shows. TiVo showed a screen shot a long time ago where the main screen had My Shows highlighted and off to the right there were selections for Dad, Mom, etc... We've been waiting for that functionality ever since.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Profiles would be nice, as long as they're implemented in a good way.

The old "demo" photo of Profiles sort of suggested we would have to select the correct profile every time we went into My Shows from the main screen. Hopefully that extra step isn't necessary. (Or maybe it wasn't intended that way, but it's kind of how it looked without any context.)

I'd like profiles to be "sticky" enough that the box stays in a profile until actively switched to another one... sort of like how we switch between boxes for MRV/MRS.

For example, my profiles would be device-based (i.e. Little Johnny's bedroom Mini) so ideally that particular profile could remain the default for that box. That would make the whole-home integration really complete and "keep their recordings there, and my recordings here".

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Old 08-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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I'd like them to use the 4 useless cable mandated color buttons on the remote to manage profiles. It can be done cleanly as well, in the default mode just show all shows with the color of the profile it applies to. Pressing a colored button just applies that profile filter.

Same can be done for Season Passes, To-Do Lists, WishLists, etc.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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I think filtering the My Shows would work better then the menu they showed in that mockup, and it would be sticky like the current filter options. They also need some sort of priority system so Jonny can't schedule recordings that supersede Dad's. Would also be nice for there to be individual To Do and SP Managers as well, but putting a color icon next to each show indicating who it belonged to might be good enough.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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Sounds like a great idea especially now with 6 tuners and TiVo mini. They are trying to make it usefull for the whole family and multiple rooms. Only makes sense to have profiles.
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i agree that with 6 tuners and 450 hours, profiles would be a really great feature.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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With the HTML5-based Netflix app on the Roamio, the speed of update rollouts should be much faster. Netflix user profiles are still not available to everyone, but the infamous "coming soon" likely applies here.
Getting Netflix profiles would be a good start. Accomplishing this might lend credibility towards accomplishing the other
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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i agree that with 6 tuners and 450 hours, profiles would be a really great feature.
Yeah, but it could cost TiVo sales and subscriptions. My Roamio, her Roamio, back up/workout room Premiere could then easily be combined into one or two boxes with mini thin client support. My 3TB drive hangs out around 30%. Her's is only 6% or 7% but she's multi show SD prolific and changes a lot so her My Shows is a mess.
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Yeah, but it could cost TiVo sales and subscriptions. My Roamio, her Roamio, back up/workout room Premiere could then easily be combined into one or two boxes with mini thin client support. My 3TB drive hangs out around 30%. Her's is only 6% or 7% but she's multi show SD prolific and changes a lot so her My Shows is a mess.
That's why they charge a service fee for the Mini. They're getting their money either way.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #13
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Getting Netflix profiles would be a good start. Accomplishing this might lend credibility towards accomplishing the other
Well they work extremely well on other clients like the PS3. Easy to use, swap, etc. All they need do is enable the functionality as it exists elsewhere and it'll be great.

I agree Profiles on the TiVo itself would be wonderful. In fact I'm half hoping that the reason they haven't re-enabled profiles in Netflix is because they're working on Profiles for tivo, with the intent of folding in the netflix profiles. That would be fantastic.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #14
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Well they work extremely well on other clients like the PS3. Easy to use, swap, etc. All they need do is enable the functionality as it exists elsewhere and it'll be great.

I agree Profiles on the TiVo itself would be wonderful. In fact I'm half hoping that the reason they haven't re-enabled profiles in Netflix is because they're working on Profiles for tivo, with the intent of folding in the netflix profiles. That would be fantastic.
Methinks the main reason Netflix profiles is AWOL on TiVo is the lingering, pesky Netflix reboot issue. Once they figure that out, they'll slip profiles back in and we can cross our fingers that doing so won't trigger anew the reboot problem that probably got them yanked in the first place.
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