Add tuners to OTA Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by Brewster411, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. warrenn

    warrenn Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    That would be a useful feature if multiple Tivo's could act like a mesh and schedule recordings on whichever Tivo had an available tuner.

    Although in theory I'd like Tivos to have more tuners, I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost those tuners would add. For most people, 4 tuners are sufficient. Adding more tuners would add to the price, which may mean fewer people buying Tivos.

    Are all the people slamming OTA subchannel content younger than 40? I have several season passes for classic shows from the 80's like Miami Vice, Columbo, Wonder Woman (think you Tivo for slow mo :)) and others.
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Since they don’t mesh, most people assign certain networks to each TiVo, mitigating most conflicts and just manage those few times that that technique doesn’t work.
  3. OrangeCrush

    OrangeCrush Active Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    Nah, I'm under 40 and love the old shows on the sub-channels!

    Just upgrade the hard drive and hoard everything you could possibly want to watch. That'll free up some tuners!
  4. Brian W

    Brian W New Member

    Jun 24, 2020
    I also would like to see Atleast 8 tuners in each Tivo. The problem I’ve been noticing is four tuners is really only good as two. Many OTA shows do not Perfectly conform to time slots. Since shows require that you begin recording 2 mins early and stop a few mins late, often times you cannot record more than two shows at once because if one show starts immediately after the previous one on the same channel, now you need two tuners for one station. I know some might say to simply record manually or extend the first recording by an out to fix this problem. If I do that then I lose the ability to Indra my shows properly and the skip commercial features won’t work on the second show. The simplest fix is to add extra tuners.

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