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Old 09-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Tivo Central Roamio - Watch Live TV

As a Tivo user for over 10 years, I have become very accustomed to going to "Watch Live TV" directly from TV Central. This is especially useful instead of using the "Live TV" button on the remote since I usually watch TIVO programs in the dark, and it is hard to see the remote buttons in the dark. Is there a "Live TV" option on the new Roamio TV Central, or an easy way to get to Live TV without having to press buttons on the remote other that the Tivo button?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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As a Tivo user for over 10 years, I have become very accustomed to going to "Watch Live TV" directly from TV Central. This is especially useful instead of using the "Live TV" button on the remote since I usually watch TIVO programs in the dark, and it is hard to see the remote buttons in the dark. Is there a "Live TV" option on the new Roamio TV Central, or an easy way to get to Live TV without having to press buttons on the remote other that the Tivo button?
No, there's no Watch Live TV in TV Central. The Live TV button is right next to the Tivo button, not too hard to find in the dark.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #3
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ascher,

Your first post in 10 years! Must be some sort of record.

No solution to offer here except to learn to navigate the remote by touch.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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That was always one of the best things about the TiVo remote. It is easy to use without having to look at it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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That was always one of the best things about the TiVo remote. It is easy to use without having to look at it.
Unless you have had a drink and have the wrong end forward...
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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You have a TiVo why are you watching so much live TV?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:53 AM   #7
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As a Tivo user for over 10 years, I have become very accustomed to going to "Watch Live TV" directly from TV Central. This is especially useful instead of using the "Live TV" button on the remote since I usually watch TIVO programs in the dark, and it is hard to see the remote buttons in the dark. Is there a "Live TV" option on the new Roamio TV Central, or an easy way to get to Live TV without having to press buttons on the remote other that the Tivo button?
If you are okay with using the arrow and select key in the dark, and don't mind losing the live buffer on the active tuner the "What to Watch Now" could be hijacked for this purpose. It's definitely more key presses though than Live TV or even Zoom (if no recorded show is playing). If you select "What to watch Now" from Tivo Central, then select and select again it should choose the defaults and dump you to whatever is most popular on at that moment. Again a warning that its (potentially) executing a channel change on whichever tuner is free which would start the live buffer over but it gets you to live TV if you just want to channel surf.
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