Easiest Way to Transfer Recordings

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  1. Oct 3, 2019 #1 of 22
    geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    My wife has a lot of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies saved to our Bolt+. I would like to upgrade to an Edge.

    What's the easiest and most reliable way to transfer recordings/info on the records from the Bolt+ to the Edge?

    I wish TiVo had an automated process for this.
     
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  2. Oct 3, 2019 #2 of 22
    Mikeguy

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    Via TiVo Online?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2019 #3 of 22
    geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    That will download the recordings to a new TiVo?
     
  4. Oct 4, 2019 #4 of 22
    pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    With both your Bolt and Edge on the same account and same network, you can log onto TiVo online via a browser and initiate a copy/transfer of your wife's movies from your Bolt to your Edge. OnePasses can also be copied/transferred from one DVR to the other.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2019 #5 of 22
    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    ^ This. ;)

    Note that you can mark any number of shows to be transferred (the box will queue them up), but I've had qc issues with shows getting skipped, transferred x2, etc., and have found it better to limit the number of shows being queued up (and so, best to not mark the entire drive to be transferred in a fell swoop--10 shows at a time is more manageable).
     
  6. Oct 4, 2019 #6 of 22
    seaninde

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    I never understood why people use a Tivo as a Movie storage facility. I mean seriously, how many times will you really watch the same movie. Its a DVR, record, watch, delete.
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2019 #7 of 22
    snerd

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    Other people want different things from their TiVo. I'm guessing you don't have young children, who want to watch the same movie over and over and over. Some people see the same movie multiple times while they are in the theaters, and pay admission each time.

    Me? I never understood why people try to tell others how to use their own stuff. It is like telling people they are eating their hotdogs wrong if they put ketchup on them.

    Tastes differ. Circumstances differ. Lifestyles differ. Different strokes for different folks. It really is that simple.
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2019 #8 of 22
    Mikeguy

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    Well, now, ketchup on hotdogs is just plain wrong. ;)
     
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  9. Oct 4, 2019 #9 of 22
    snerd

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    Hotdogs? Who cares what gets put on them.

    Now pineapple on pizza, that is an abomination! OK so I'm a hypocrite.
     
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  10. ggieseke

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    Not if you add some Louisiana brand hot sauce.
     
  11. Mike Campbell

    Mike Campbell New Member

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    I asked this same question when I started to look into an Edge but I will be using the Edge in addition to the my current Roamio with a new Mini in a third room. The ability to transfer between the Ramio and the Edge was a must have.
     
  12. DebbieZ1

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    Well I’m the girl if she likes a really great movie I like to re-watch it again and again and again
     
  13. geekmedic

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    How are recordings actually transferred with the online option? Does it trigger a box-to-box over intranet or does it do it over the internet somehow?

    Edge arrived today, but was too busy doing last minute tax review before filing 15 October (extension). Figured now is too late as Comcast's CableCARD line is probably not staffed at the moment (11pm EDT).
     
  14. buildersboy66

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    magically
     
  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I believe, over one's home network and not involving the Internet for the show data transfer.
     
  16. JoeKustra

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    It populates the receiving TiVo's To Do List. If you can see both at the same time it happens quickly.
     
  17. gus2000

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    Keep in mind that Charter Cable (formerly Time-Warner) purposefully sets the copy-protect flag for all content (except for OTA channels), thus prohibiting transfer between TiVos.

    Copy Protection Flag with TWC
     
  18. Thomas Wootten

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    Well just say you don't know how to save them. Their Hallmark movies...
     
  19. bodosom

    bodosom Just another tivotee

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    Use Tivo Online which triggers a box to box copy. Two things:
    1) See the issue tracker in this sub-forum about transfer limits.
    2) I have not been able to transfer any shows from my TiVo Experience 3 Bolt+. I can only transfer from my TE4 Bolt. I'm not interested in updating my Bolt+ but you might not have the issue or have that constraint.

    It is surprisingly fast on a wired ethernet connection.

    I was able to move shows from my Roamio to a Bolt years ago but it was agonizingly slow.
     
  20. bodosom

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    Niagara...
    The OP said Comcast not Charter/Spectrum.
     

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