Funny this is what was happening with me yesterday though I'm pretty sure I told it not to record suggestions. I created another thread about switching bt 2 channels but not getting any buffer. Turns out TiVo was using a single tuner bt the 2 channels. Every other tuner was on the same channel, one that I watch but not one that was recording. And like I said I'm pretty sure I set it not to record suggestions. Hmm. I will double check that.
Okay: Confirmed I am not recording suggestions.
I find this default behavior - where it uses one tuner to change channels unless the other channel you're going to is already on another tuner - bassackwards.
IMO, it should use all tuners that are not otherwise recording something you've specified to change channels. It should do so FIFO style sequentially.
So for example, if you're not recording anything, you should be able to change to six different channels before losing a buffer on any of them. On the 7th channel change, if to a 7th channel, the very first channel you tuned would drop off the list, replaced by the 7th.
I guess (hope?) some thought was given to this by TiVo and that there is some logic to the default they set, but I can't figure it.
Last edited by anthonymoody : 09-16-2013 at 09:29 AM.
Reason: Confirmed I have it set to not record suggestions.