Originally Posted by tmozer
Auto Record Wishlist is what Season Pass should be. I don't know why they don't simplify things and just make "record all available channels" a Season Pass option.
As long as it's only an option.
Sure it's nice if you want to grap every episode of something in heavy syndication, or if you've got a recording conflict on HBO or Showtime and you'd prefer it grab from the pacific feed rather than waiting until after midnight to grab the repeat airing on the primary channel.
But there are situations where grabbing from multiple channels is annoying.
For example if you only want new episodes but the syndicated ones on another channel lack guide data. Restricting to one channel prevents the TiVo from recording all those old episodes "just to be safe".
Of if you're watching a serialized show you want the episodes that one channel is broadcasting in order; not a random mix from multiple channels. (Although the annoyance of this would be reduced if the TiVo had a "sort by original air date" option in Now Playing folders)
Or new broadcasts where the show is aired on the HD and SD channel simultaniously. You likely only want one, but need some
way of indicating which you want. (Although removing the SD channels would work; and I normally do that anyway)