Bolt Tuners

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Jevans6525, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Jevans6525

    Jevans6525 New Member

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    I’m hoping this is something simple but when I change channels then go back to the original channel there is no buffer like there used to be on my Roamio. I could pause it on one tuner then go to another and come back to the one that was paused and pick up where it left off. Is Bolt not capable of that fundamental operation?
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    What I do is pause one Tuner and then use the remote to access the list of other Tuners and select a different Tuner from that list.

    Then you can use the Live TV Button to toggle through the Tuners.

    Is that how you're doing it?

    -KP
     
  3. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    Your work flow is not correct for operation on current TiVo systems.

    If you are on TE4 software then press the right arrow on the circle pad at top of the remote. That brings up the current programs on the various tuners. Scroll up/down to see the programs you can select from and change between them as desired.

    Obviously add a "Pause" button press before changing between tuners if that is important to your needs but keep in mind there's only so much buffer to work with.

    I can't say for sure that you can Pause on a tuner and then flip to another tuner and pause there without affecting the Pause that was happening on the original tuner. Test that first before assuming.

    With the workflow you are using you lose the buffer as soon as you change the channel. You aren't pausing, you are literally (from your description) changing the channel. Changing the channels flushes the buffer and starts it over again with the new channel content.

    Using the Right arrow on the circle pad changes the tuners. The original tuner continues to capture the content you were watching. You could go back to it and scroll back if desired (in case you missed something while checking out the second tuner's content). That is what I think you are trying to accomplish.

    Good luck!

    Oh, when you have the list of tuner content up and you want to go back to just watching what is on, press the Left arrow on the circle pad. Changing between tuners is done by selecting a different tuner's content and pressing the OK button (middle of the circle pad) when highlighting the content you want to see.
     
  4. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

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    That's the work flow I'm describing above as well (in a little more detail). The original poster has to keep in mind that pressing the Live TV button will cycle through the tuners but it would also try to jump to "live" and not stay paused. Just to be clear on that point.

    I don't think that is how the original poster was doing it though, hence my longer details on how to do what you described here as well.
     
  5. lman

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    I noticed that the last update broke something. When I pause two tuners and start one, the other starts also.
     

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