Ability to See What is Recording from Guide

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by sgoldblatt, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. sgoldblatt

    sgoldblatt New Member

    Oct 8, 2007


    Something that a number of other DVRs have in terms of a functionality advantage is being able to see what is recording, going to be recorded, etc. directly from within the Tivo Live Guide (highlighted in red normally). The ability to not know a show is being recorded until you select it to record and it tells you "record as planned" is an annoyance.
  2. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

    Jan 22, 2003
    I agree! I hear it has been requested for years, but, so far, has fallen on deaf ears.
  3. eagle0399

    eagle0399 New Member

    Oct 14, 2007
    Why is it that this feature is available for a direct tv box and not on the Series 2 box's with all the other bells and whistles. If its already programmed for those boxes, how hard can it be to set it up for ours?
  4. heidismiles

    heidismiles New Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    I agree with this one! At first, I was going to tell you all the easy ways to see what's being currently recorded (the top of your "now playing list," for example)... but when you're looking at the guide and want to hit that record button, a simple indicator would be very helpful.
  5. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...


    I'm sure that this must have been suggested for years on end. There must be fascinating reason why they're not putting it in.

    I've used several other guide-based systems setting up television recordings and every last one of them placed a "to be recorded" indicator in the guide (VideoGuide, WebTV, Passport Echo, SARA, TV Guide On Screen, Beyond TV and Windows Media Center, that I can think of off the top of my head). It's such an obvious feature, it's omission is essentially a design flaw, like leaving turn signals out of a automobile. There has to be some incredibly bizarre rationale for leaving it out that I'd love to hear.
  6. Ralph Wiggum

    Ralph Wiggum New Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Absolutely agree. I just got started with my Tivo HD and am rather surprised that this is missing.
  7. gravy741

    gravy741 New Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    Just got my update for the Tivo and the first feature I hopefully looked for was this. And it still ain't there.

    I don't see why it can't/hasn't been added. Looks like it would just be a matter of overlaying the "To Do List" onto the Guide. They put the little red recording icon on a show that is on right now in the "Grid" guide. So why can't they do that for all shows that are going to be recorded.

    Does anyone know where to officially submit suggestions to Tivo? Maybe if enough people ask for it something will get done.
  8. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    Thanks, MegaZone. I'm surprised that "recording indicator in guide" isn't one of the stock suggestions on that form. Maybe it hasn't been suggested as much as I assume.
  9. willp2

    willp2 Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    I agree completely, this is a no brainer feature that would improve things quite a bit.

    Also recently discussed here and here and no doubt many times before that.
  10. mrinfofinder

    mrinfofinder New Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    I agree. I would like to see what i'm recording from the guide.

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