Deleting channels

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by tdenson, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. tdenson

    tdenson New Member

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    Is there any way of deleting channels so they don't even appear in the full list ?

    Also, is there any way of causing the channel up/down button to scroll through favourites instead of the full channel list.
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    No and I'm not sure :)
     
  3. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yes you can remove channels from the guide list if thats what you are asking. It's under settings.
     
  4. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Reallly? Okay. Didn'y know that :confused:
     
  5. warrenrb

    warrenrb Quiet Member

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    Thank you our American friend, but I don't think you can on the UK Virgin Media TiVo. It is a source of discontent here, as mentioned in other threads.
     
  6. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Then I retract my previous post :(. Didn't notice the poster's location :eek:
     
  7. tdenson

    tdenson New Member

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    So cannot remove channels, what about channel up/down with only favourites. My wife feels strongly she doesn't want to be forced into seeing certain channels when she is just looking for something to watch. I know she can use the guide but prefers to actually see what is showing than just a description.
     
  8. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    I think the best you can do is press OK to the get the mini-guide, then Blue to select the Favourites filter. If there was a way to control Channel Up/Down I'd expect that to configure it, but it only affects the mini-guide.
     
  9. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    The blue button filtering also affects the full guide; not just the mini-guide. In fact, it is 'sticky' in that it stays filtered until you change it; which has caught me out a time or two so far :eek:
     
  10. dwarfofpoison

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    As stated you are not able to delete channels from the Virgin TiVo but you can set favourites that work on the mini and main guide.

    Setting Favourites =

    HOME - Help & Settings - Settings - Favourite Channels (add channels you want by pressing the thumbs up button)

    When you enter a guide press the blue button on the remote, 13 choices will then show, tick My Favourites (by pressing OK) and these will be the only channels in the guide. Unfortunately this action doesn't always stick so every time you enter a guide you'll have to do all the actions from the blue button on).

    I hope this is a little help, I've only had a V+ but can see the benefits of being able to delete channels. However can't ever see that happening!

    All the Best, Karl.
     
  11. tdenson

    tdenson New Member

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    Yes, I know how to manage favourites thanks, but my point is that the same favourites should apply to the channel up/down control.
     
  12. Digital Fanatic

    Digital Fanatic Virgin Media Staff

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    Virgin Media won't do that, Tony. For commercial reasons.

    This is an integrated stb and TiVo, not a stand alone TiVo. :)
     
  13. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    1. [Removing channels]
    Until they allow that, or allow wishlists to operate on favourites as a workaround
    its a half-working TiVo as far as wishlists are concerned :( :(
    A keyword or category wishlist just records stuff from kids channels :(


    2. [mini guide ignoring favourites]

    I see what tdenson is referring to here, and its a bug IMO:

    When on full-screen TV with the mini-guide onscreen, you can restrict it to only show favourites by pressing blue. This works fine.

    [​IMG]

    Pressing up/down arrows work fine, within favourites as selected
    but if you press "channel up" it changes to the next channel number NOT what's displayed next onscreen.

    That's caught me out a few times.


    There's no escaping the kids channels !
     
  14. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    Lots of limitations on this TiVo.
     
  15. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Bugs, not limitations.

    It's still leaps and bounds ahead of V+ (I have both).
     
  16. °Keir°

    °Keir° New Member

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    this
     
  17. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    +1


    (I win "shortest reply ever" :p)
     

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