Can I "lock" a channel to always have a tuner?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by TAG42481a, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. TAG42481a

    TAG42481a New Member

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    I have a local 24-hour news channel that I would like to always have a tuner on, UNLESS I'm recording 4 shows simultaneously. I would like the tuner to always show me what the local weather is when I turn it on. I could see other people being interested in a similar function, such as always having ESPN on, for example. Does anybody know a way that I could set this up without having intermittent recordings through the day to move a tuner? Thanks!
     
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    You already listed the only way to do it
    "intermittent recordings through the day"
     
  3. TAG42481a

    TAG42481a New Member

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    Bummer, I was hoping there was some fancy way to do it, other than multiple 5 minute manual recordings throughout the day. =)
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    There is. I have two basic Roamio boxes. One only records CBS, NBC, MSNBC and Comedy Central. I know that tuner 0 will always be on NBC and tuner 1 will always be on NBC. Usually tuner 2 is on MSNBC and tuner 3 will be on Comedy Central. My other Roamio has one tuner always on ABC but has two Mini units, so the other three tuners can vary a lot since they also record other channels.

    I know when I turn on my TV that I will see MSNBC if I have MSNBC displayed when I turn off the TV. One important factor: I'm single and live alone. I seldom record during the day. Right now HBO and Cinemax are not encrypted, so I'm making some recordings.
     
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You could set a manual recording to record the channel from midnight to 11:55PM every day and manually delete the previous days recording every day.
     
  6. aspexil

    aspexil Active Member

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    The alternative is get a Harmony remote and program it in to set the channel after it turns on the TV. There is also the Tivo android app + Tasker that could be set to intermittently send a change channel intent but I have never looked into doing that.
     
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  8. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think they want the tuner to already be on that channel previously so they can start watching in the middle of a show and be able to rewind to the beginning of a show.
     

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