Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    But it still doesn't ALWAYS get you to live TV...no matter what you claim. You are simply wrong and won't admit it... :rolleyes:
     
  2. Tivo II Jack

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    I already asked someone else this question and they did not respond so let me ask you. Can you tell me one single thing the “What to Watch Now” is useful for?

    A totally subjective statement, this is a matter of to each his own. We should ALL have the choice to use what we prefer, not what some egghead at Tivo thinks is best.

    Key word being ALMOST.

    Wrong. I just went to my To Do list and selected a program set to record. I hit the Clear key and got the screen:

    Cancel Recording?

    Do you want to cancel this recording?

    Already selected below that was the choice:

    Yes, cancel this recording

    Unselected was the choice:

    No, keep this recording

    I pressed the Clear button again and the selection moved to No, keep this recording and the program remained listed in the To Do List.

    100% correct.
     
  3. mpnret

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    I repeated my post previous to your response just in case you missed it. I also added some bolding to clarify.
     
  4. Bierboy

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    Yeah, you're saying the REMOTE button. Earlier you were talking about the LIVE TV button....get your stories straight...:rolleyes: And, BTW, it's not just "some seldom used setup screens"...

    I stand by my comment...you are still wrong and won't admit it.
     
  5. mpnret

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    The "live TV" button is on the remote. Sounds like you are confusing it with the "live TV" menu selection which no longer exists.
     
  6. Bierboy

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    Uh, yeah I DO know where the Live TV button is (I've been using TiVo for 10 years)....and, no I'm not confusing anything...you are...

    You said, quote, "The Live TV button takes me to live TV from any screen I'm on..." And I'm telling you NO IT DOESN'T. You still won't admit you're wrong...
     
  7. mpnret

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    OK, sorry. When I said remote button I was referring to the "Live TV" button on the remote. I thought that was clear being the discussion was comparing the former "live TV" menu selection with the "live TV" remote button.
    Maybe you could specify what screens you think the "Live TV" button on the Remote won't work on. On my Roamio I stepped through pretty much all the menu selections and it worked on every one except some obscure setup screens that I would only use when setting up the box. Even then it worked in most of them. Sometimes it required me to acknowledge that my settings wouldn't be saved.
     
  8. Bierboy

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    As I stated earlier, I'm out of town so I can't check it for another couple days.
     
  9. mpnret

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    Just curious, you do have a Roamio right? I noticed XL4 in your sig.
     
  10. Bierboy

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    Premiere....but the software is virtually the same as far as I know...
     
  11. mpnret

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    I'm not sure if that is totally true. I never tried comparing things like what screens the "Live TV" remote button worked on between the XL4 and the Roamio. I assumed you had a Roamio being you are posting in the Roamio thread. I still have my XL4 on my network but it's back by my router just to watch the last copy protected shows through the net on my Roamio but I don't have a display for it back there. Otherwise I would try it. If you do find any screens the "Live TV" remote button doesn't work on, other than setup, post them up and I will try it on the Roamio but I did try a lot screens even things like photos and apps, internet radio, etc. and they all worked with the "Live TV" remote button.
     
  12. CrispyCritter

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    Those that don't, in my recollection, are those where you are in a close dialog doing something, and you need to confirm or acknowledge the TiVo action before it lets you do anything else. The live-tv button doesn't work then, but then, of course, there is no possibility of using a menu to get to live-tv there either.
     
  13. cherry ghost

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    As far as I can tell, in the few situations the Live Tv button doesn't work, the TiVo button also doesn't work. Those few situations are CableCard screens where you need to press Clear or confirmation screens where it says " Ok" and you need to press select or right/left arrow.
     
  14. waynomo

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    :( I so wish this were true. It basically just clears the screen for me too.

    Please explain where this works for you.
     
  15. waynomo

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    The "Live TV" button switches you between tuners. It was more helpful on my 2 tuner TiVoHD, but still works.
     
  16. Tivo II Jack

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    One very annoying one isn't actually a menu choice, it is a view that I find myself in fairly often without ever doing anything to get there. I am seeing what appears to be live tv but with a grid showing 4 or 5 channels and what is on those channels over the next few hours.

    You can press the Live TV button 100 times and that useless grid will not go away. I finally found out that pressing the Tivo button removes it. There are others also, but that is not even the point here, let's go to the bottom line.

    There seems to be a consensus that the Live TV menu choice was replaced by the "What to Watch Now" choice.

    WHY?

    You will be the third person I have asked this question and can be the third person to not answer it. What purpose does the "What to Watch Now" button serve? I see it as a vague and much less efficient redundancy of what is already available in the Search by Name, Time or Channel menus.

    I just went there and selected the movie listings. I saw a Jesse Stone movie listed and clicked on it. It brought me right to the movie which might be convenient if I wanted to watch the last 20 minutes of the 2 hour movie.

    It also told me the movie was playing on the Hallmark Movie channel but no channel number. I don't know what channel the Hallmark Movie channel is on, so if I want to see when I can actually see the movie, I can search by the movie name or I can go to the channel list and scroll through almost 2,000 channels to find the Hallmark Movie channel. Point is, it is a very inexplicit search method so why did they 'ass-u-me' it would be a welcome change.

    The other point no one seems able to grasp is the freedom of choice. It is obvious that many of you have always used the Live TV button on the remote while many others have always used the menu method. Does that "What to Watch Now" listing merit taking away that choice?

    I have also seen quite a few erroneous claims in this string that when addressed, the claimer goes mute. A day or so ago I brought up the issue of the Clear button being too far away from the Select button (as it has been since my Series 1 Tivo in 1998) which ALWAYS needs to be pressed after pressing the clear button.

    Someone said you could just press the clear button twice and that is not true. Pressing the Clear button once gives you the choices to delete/remove/clear the item with the option to do so highlighted. Pressing the Clear button again does not delete/remove/clear the item, it changes the highlighted choice to NOT delete/remove/clear the item.
     
  17. mpnret

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    I have never found myself on that screen but will continue to poke around and see if I can hit it. I do use the grid option for displaying my guide and I guess that could be why I never see that screen. Anyway, I have no issues with the implementation of the "Live TV" button on the remote. It works for me every time except from those few cable card setup screens.
     
  18. cherry ghost

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    It's the mini-guide. Press select when watching live tv.
     
  19. Bierboy

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    I tried this...and found at least one screen where you CANNOT get to live TV by pressing the Live TV button. Schedule a manual recording (and I'm sure this is the same with a Roamio)...when you get to the "Recording Scheduled" screen you MUST click on OK to get out of that screen. even though it says the recording is scheduled, you still have to click OK to get out of it. Hitting the Live TV button will NOT do anything. Now, once you hit OK, then you can press the Live TV button and get to live TV....
     
  20. CrispyCritter

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    Do you realize how strongly you are arguing against your own position? You claim that a feature that you personally don't use and is redundant should be removed from the interface! (This is the argument that you totally reject when it comes to "Live-tv")

    I use "What to Watch Now" to see what sports are on now. In particular at the moment it will tell me the different channels that have Olympic coverage on.

    If you paid attention to what you do, you'd realize that YOU are bringing up the mini-guide (by pressing select while in live-tv, despite your denials that you are doing anything) and that you can get rid of it by the same press that brought it up (hit select again), or you can hit the "clear", which clears the screen (how unexpected!).
     

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