TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Help Center
TiVo Community
Forum Jump
Thread Tools
Old 01-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 22
Premiere creates duplicate "ghost" recordings

I have a reproducible bug. Here is the scenario:

I have a lifetime TiVo Premiere running 20.3.8-01-2-746.

A recording is set from a season pass to record from 7pm to 8pm.

I go into the to-do list, and modify the recording (not the pass) to record longer -- say until 8:30. Appears to work fine.

Tivo does not modify the original recording. It creates a duplicate one-time recording (one check mark) with no name on the same channel that runs until 8:30. I cannot display the details of this stealth recording from the directory or the to-do list. It makes the "tone up" sound, but never displays.

So I end up with a named recording that did not get modified, and an unnamed recording that did -- the recording process takes up both tuners.

It gets worse. If I attempt to record a second show between 7pm and 8pm, Tivo silently cancels the "ghost" recording without notifying me. It does show as "will not record" or "did not record" on the to-do list. Even better, it says "conflicts with 3 shows"! I only have two tuners -- how can it conflict with three shows?!

So I end up with the original recording from 7pm to 8pm, even though I told it to extend, and I am never told that it didn't until I have lost the content. For a while I thought I was going crazy -- didn't I extend this? (Yes, I did.)

This does not happen when I record a show from scratch and specify a longer run time -- only when I am modifying an already scheduled recording.

take5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
tabasco rules
NorthAlabama's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: sweet home, al
Posts: 5,373
yes, this is happening. the workaround i'm using is to delete the auto scheduled sp recording from the to do list (leave the modified manual recording). tivo will eventually name the manual recording.


The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. - David Foster Wallace
NorthAlabama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 12:48 AM   #3
TiVo Bug Hunter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 285
Delete original then manually record with padding

A better workaround is to "view upcoming episodes" and delete the episode you want to adjust then immediately program that episode to record with the padding adjustment. This way you won’t have to deal with a duplicate being added to the To Do list and you'll get the proper title in your My Shows list instead of the funny-looking manual recording entry.


MHunter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 22
Originally Posted by MHunter1 View Post
It's disappointing that this has been a known bug for three months, and there has been no fix. Everyone shares the half dozen extra steps they do to simulate a correctly working product.

take5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Greater Boston, Mass.
Posts: 1
I'm experiencing this same issue and have been going back-and-forth with customer service for over a week.

It's getting ridiculous. I've been a TiVo user for a very long time and am becoming increasingly frustrated by the product.

jcian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #6
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 259
Huh, I think I had this happen to me on Sunday. Have others seen this bug happen on Roamios?

Sure enough, after some searching, I'm seeing several mentions.

Last edited by Keen; 01-21-2014 at 01:18 PM.
Keen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #7
celtic pride
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 386
I havent had this happen to me yet with my wishlist of nba league pass celtics games.When i set up my wishlist for the celtics game ,i added 1 and a half hours to the recording time and it always works fine. When i first set up a wishlist or season pass i add the extra time i want for that program or game so every time the celtics play i have it record the extra time in case the game goes into overtime! It sounds to me like your trying to add the extra time after you have already set up a season pass, I would try redoing the season pass adding the extra time when you set it up!

Last edited by celtic pride; 01-25-2014 at 01:19 PM.
celtic pride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2014, 01:34 PM   #8
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 43
I'm having the same issue on my recently purchased roamio pro. some one mentioned it might get fixed in a december update, but it is not fixed.

lapdog12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
They tried to tell me it wasn't Tivo's software

When this first started happening, I called Tivo & they tried to have me go through a bunch of nonsense (rebooting, unplugging, deleting season passes, etc). I have 2 Tivos & they were both having the padding problems so obviously this was a Tivo software problem. I had to contact them 3 times before I asked to talk with a programmer who, after repeated questioning, finally admitted it was a software problem and that it was affecting many other Tivo owners. I've had Tivo since 1999 and don't like how long they are taking to fix something they broke in 30 seconds with the last "update". I also don't like getting the run around from customer service either covering up or just not informed.

dahnb2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Forum Jump

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2016 DBNet - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVo® is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.
Page generated in 0.14437294 seconds (55.69% PHP - 44.31% MySQL) with 18 queries