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Old 03-28-2015, 05:08 PM   #1
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Why doesn't TiVo pad suggestions?

I recently started letting my Tivo record suggestions. I was watching a BBT episode and it cut off just after the last segment started. I checked and it recorded a 30 minute slot for the show. Looking at other suggestions, they were all for exactly the time slot of the programs in the guide.

This may work for most movies, but as we all know, not necessarily for sitcoms.

Why don't the default recording options also cover suggestions?

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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default recording options
No such thing. Default settings are gone when you change an option.

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Old 03-30-2015, 01:31 AM   #3
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Probably because the guy designing the default recording options realized that padding suggestions would drastically reduce the number of possible suggestion recordings; a suggestion recording could only take place if the tuner is free both before and after the recording period. They probably figured you wouldn't care that much because, hey, it's just a suggestion, isn't it?

I personally think the best use for suggestions was so that you could safely keep track of how much free space was available on your S3 TiVo; on a Premiere or Roamio I keep it turned off because I have a free space indicator now. But I don't have time to watch the stuff I intentionally record, let alone what TiVo might find for me.

I agree with your suggestion that suggestion recording should obey the default recording options as specified, certainly when we now have so many tuners available.

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Old 03-30-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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I personally think the best use for suggestions was so that you could safely keep track of how much free space was available on your S3 TiVo;
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No such thing. Default settings are gone when you change an option.
Yes there are. In the newer software versions there is a section in the Options area where you can setup the default recording options for all new recordings and SPs. It was introduced a couple versions back.

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Old 03-30-2015, 06:08 PM   #6
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Yes there are. In the newer software versions there is a section in the Options area where you can setup the default recording options for all new recordings and SPs. It was introduced a couple versions back.
That's changing the default recording settings. When an option is changed, it is no longer the default setting. The fact that a new setting is then being used for all recordings does not make it the default setting.

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I don't get what you're arguing here. The OP is asking why the default recording settings are not applied to Suggestions. I understand that changing them does not effect anything that is already scheduled, but that doesn't explain why they're not used at all for Suggestions. Even if they only apply to new Suggestions that are scheduled after the change is made.

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Old 03-31-2015, 12:06 AM   #8
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I don't get what you're arguing here. The OP is asking why the default recording settings are not applied to Suggestions. I understand that changing them does not effect anything that is already scheduled, but that doesn't explain why they're not used at all for Suggestions. Even if they only apply to new Suggestions that are scheduled after the change is made.
I know what the OP is asking. Despite the fact that he asked "Why don't the default recording options also cover suggestions?" what he meant was 'Why don't the recording options also cover suggestions?'

I am not trying to answer his question. I'm point out that a default setting is no longer a default setting after it's been changed, it's just a setting or an option.

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I don't think you know what the word "default" means.

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Old 03-31-2015, 02:15 PM   #10
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I don't think you know what the word "default" means.
Please enlighten.

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Old 03-31-2015, 02:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies. I just had an online chat with a Tivo rep, splainin' how the recording default settings don't cover suggestions and it would be nice if they did.

She explained back to me that the defaults don't cover suggestions, but she would pass it along to TPTB.

So, maybe in a couple of weeks, someone will rewrite the code, and my BBT suggestions won't be cut off anymore.



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You mean that customized settings don't cover suggestions.

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Ok that nit has been picked, move along.

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