Bug or feature? Setting a OnePass on another TiVo using a TiVo. (Encore)

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by TKnight206, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. TKnight206

    TKnight206 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2016


    Is this a bug or a feature? I'm leaning toward bug.

    This is tested using a TiVo Roamio Pro and a TiVo Roamio Basic. (Encore)
    If anyone here tries testing it, get the other person's permission first.

    Go to My Shows.
    At the very bottom, go to someone else's DVR.
    Hit Zoom.
    Hit Guide.
    Hit Info on something in the guide and go to "OnePass & other options".
    Notice what it says at the top of the screen.
    Then complete creating the OnePass.
    And yes, I did check and it does set a OnePass on that other person's TiVo.
    stevewjackson likes this.
  2. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    If you use this procedure to intentionally set a One Pass on another TiVo without going into the other room, it's a handy feature. If you mean to set a One Pass on your current TiVo, you might think it's a failure of "Do What I Meant, Not What I Said".

    It's been brought up before when people talked about whether the function of a Mini can duplicated by an existing TiVo. Unfortunately there's no way to examine the "To-Do" list or existing One Passes from another TiVo unless it's a Mini.
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I do this all the time with a variation. No "Hit Zoom".
    Hit Enter (Search appears), find program and Select.
    Make the 1P or just record the program.
    You can examine the TDL or other items with TiVo Online. You could set the 1P with Online, but it's not as quick.
  4. rpj22

    rpj22 Active Member

    Mar 26, 2016
    Are all of these TiVos on the same account? If so, then there is no such thing as "someone else's DVR." They are all *your* DVRs. I don't know what happens if TiVos from different accounts are put on the same local network. If that is the case for you, then allowing this level of intimacy among the TiVos might arguably be inappropriate.

    Maybe something like what Fios does is more appropriate for the case where they are on the same account. If the "whole home" option isn't turned on for the account, the different DVRs in the house can't even see each other. With the option, any DVR can do almost anything on the other DVRs in the house. Of course, everything in the house is on the same account in either case.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
  5. TKnight206

    TKnight206 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2016


    Same account. But just to be courteous if it's a family member's TiVo.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018

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