Cannot "Thumbs Up or Down" Suggestions?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by glen4cindy, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 #1 of 56
    glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Member

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    My Roamio has been upgraded to the "New" TiVo Experience and so far I suppose I like it OK.

    One thing I am noticing that seems very different is there seems to be no ability to Thumbs Down some of the Suggestions it is recording.

    I could be wrong, but I seem to remember being able to do that using the original software load. I like the idea of having it record suggestions but if I can't thumbs up or down, how is it supposed to "learn" what I like and what I don't?
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2019 #2 of 56
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Well, I don't know about thumbs, but I do know the new suggestions are reported to not work nearly as well as the old ones.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 #3 of 56
    glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Member

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    I'm finding they must be either on or off. Deleting without watching is not working because it keeps recording the same show again and again and I keep deleting it again and again.

    Under the old interface, I was able to press green thumbs up to like suggestions and red thumbs down to dislike them. It was x, xx, xxx, just like for other recordings and it would taylor suggestions to those choices.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2019 #4 of 56
    53richart

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    I can play any recording and while it is playing give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2019 #5 of 56
    sharriso

    sharriso New Member

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    With this latest update, we lost thumbs up / down capabilities on all 3 of our TiVo's. We never use Suggestions, but did use it to keep track of what we'd already watched! It's now supposed to remember what you watch to choose suggestions. I turned them on and it started recording kids shows (which we don't watch), and reruns of shows got which I have a One Pass set not to record reruns. We hate this update!
     
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  6. Dean Johnson

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    Did you know in settings you cat turn on auto-skip so I like that from this update. But I agree I have also lost thumbs up and thumbs down. Can’t imagine they intended to remove that feature. I am hoping we will see a fix soon. Someone from Tivo please respond.
     
  7. kb7oeb

    kb7oeb Member

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    I am also missing thumbs on my bolt, it is recording tons of shows that I dislike but are popular.
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    But is that a change just with the recent update, 21.9.1, or since you upgraded to Hydra/TE4?
     
  9. kb7oeb

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    I have 21.9.1 but I don't know when it installed, I found this thread when I noticed the thumbs didn't work.

    Looks like it was intentional No Thumbs on Hydra??
     
  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Right ... the Thumbs rating mechanism was yanked from the UI with the Spring Update ... but, puzzlingly, TE4/Hydra hasn’t been using the Thumbs ratings for Suggestions for quite some time (since its release, I believe). So I’d have thought you would have been displeased with recorded Suggestions prior to the Spring Update.
     
  11. kb7oeb

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    I think I noticed because it is rerun season and the live tuner was now often recording suggestions. After looking through what it has been recording I'm going to bump the power save setting to not record them.
     
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  12. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    This and other removals are EXACTLY bwhy I stay on TE3.
    Thumbs work just fine on it. To actually remove a key feature of their system, complete with the remote real estate is ridiculous. Whomever thought removing thumbs and thumbs for suggestion should be fired.

    Thet remove reatures and HIDE the removals from their own CSRs!!!
     
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  13. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    It would be fine, and even great, if there was a good substitute in place. But 'tis not the case, and was not the case a year+ ago when TiVo unleashed Suggestions 2.0 into the wild, apparently having no idea how badly it would function or not really caring at least in the short-term. (Personally, I think that my manual input of my preferences through thumbs is one of the best tells.)
     
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  14. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    That is why i stay on TE3

    Barely any upgrades to break stuff
    My tivo is still a tivo
    Thumbs and suggestions work just fine
    If i want media apps i use my roku ultra
     
  15. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

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    Wow, I turn on suggestions to get some programs recorded I may like. It started recording daytime soap operas. I tried to thrumbs down to let the system know I HATE those shows. Surprise! I can't get thumbs to work. I then noticed I can't thumbs any show now.

    Doesn't this make the suggestions feature useless? Why turn it on if it's going to fill my tivo with soap operas and I can't even tell it I hate shows like that. Who thought this was a good idea? Suggestions was a great TiVo feature.

    OH, and now the remote has two useless and very colorful buttons.
     
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    They are white and smaller on a VOX remote and they still are used for restarts, resets.
     
  17. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Chant TE3 TE3 Te3
     
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  18. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    ... and flagging Favorites channels from the Guide (on a DVR).
     
  19. Furmaniac

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    They are still used for WishLists ... optionals vs. negatives.
     
  20. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Examples:

    Also used for tagging Favorite apps.

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    (... none of which takes away from the fact that TiVo seemingly dumped a Suggestions mechanism that worked well for many.)
     

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