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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Megamind, Sep 24, 2018.
If it wasn’t for hockey I would drop cable
Hockey is dead.
Sorry, I'm just a clinically depressed Blackhawks fan.
Suggestions is working just fine for me. Oh, wait--I'm on the Gen3 software.
Is there any word on when the fall update with these new features will start rolling out?
I occasionally teach a class and I always say there are no dumb questions, but I'm about to ask a dumb question because I can't take not knowing any longer. What is the "Live Guide?" I've been a TiVo owner since the original box and I'm sure I know the "Live Guide" when I see it, but it's driving me crazy that I can't make the connection between the concept and the terminology.
Please be gentle.
The guide that lists channels on the left and programs for the selected channel on the right.
Live Guide (below) as opposed to Grid Guide. As you can see, you get a vertical text list of the next 8 programs on a single channel. On Hydra, you get a horizontal strip of thumbnails of about the next 6 programs, give or take. Not enough of a difference to get worked into a frenzy, IMO. But this missing feature is the main reason Hydra is so despised. I personally never used the Live Guide before Hydra, so I don't miss it. If you want more details, there are massive threads about it.
The new one is 4 to 8 shows depending on the mix of movies and tv shows. Shows posters are twice the size of movies.
A poll and a long thread: Hydra... Bring back Live Guide!!!!
Thank you all. Nothing beats a constructive community.
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TiVo Smart Extend Records Sports With Precision
On my feed, the scheduled CBS Sunday second game ended early. CBS, however, went to the OT of another game, causing the 14 minute extension. I can't wait to see how well this gets handled in the guide and TDL. Maybe it only works on games that run longer? We'll see. If it makes all the members who want this feature happy, and there are quite a few, it will be great.
Wait, you're actually expecting this to WORK?
I expect it to work on the sporting event. The bigger issue is the items that get pushed back. This doesn’t address them.
That was my thought. I've never had an issue with sporting events anyway as I routinely add padding for those I record. It's the programs after that that are a problem. It does seem that if they can determine the time added to the sporting event, they could use that same information to modify subsequent recordings. But maybe one thing at a time ....
TiVo would make many customers very happy if they could use Smart Extend data to properly record programs delayed by a live event. I might have to bite the bullet and downgrade to TE4 if it finally solves this long-standing problem.
Except you never know if they are going to push everything back, jump into the middle of the current show, or play something random to fill the space and broadcast the missing show at 1:00 a.m.
I haven’t seen a preemption of first run programming very often because of a sports overrun. The most typical is Sunday. Fox builds in reruns to eliminate but both they and cbs will push back in almost every case if needed.
I had used the Live guide since 2002 until Hydra. But after using Hydra for a while now I can say that I do not miss the Live Guide Any more. Since I'm not looking at the guide all that ofetn anyway. I watch recorded shows and if I need to find something I use the Voice remote.
allthat was mentioned was a hydra update not fall update