If you could add a feature to TIVO what would it be?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by occraig, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. toy4x4

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    The ability to adjust the time the info box is shown when changing channels and to be able to set it to the differerent sizes and have it stick..
     
  2. vurbano

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    My TivHD often records repeats. The season pass is set up for first run only and the info clearly shows an "R" for repeat.
     
  3. bkdtv

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    Did these programs air in the last 28 days? If not, what programs?

    TiVo doesn't use R flags to distinguish repeats because that information is not always correct (even if it is correct 95% of the time, missing 5% is unacceptable).

    From the TivoHD Overview, Q&A, Setup, Tips sticky, a required read for any TiVo user:

     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Split screen so the video is still viewable while while accessing TiVo features
     
  5. lrhorer

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    There's already a long and torturous thread on this here. Feel free to read through it. I won't harass everyone in this thread by overflowing the conversation into this thread. The bottom line for me in the context of this thread is even if it were not supported by advertising, it would still be very far down my list of features I would like to see implemented. I don't object to Amazon On Demand, for example, or Rhapsody or Netflix, but I don't use them, either.
     
  6. lrhorer

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    Quite possibly. In a forum such as this, it can be very difficult to tell when one is just engaging in a little good natured banter or being perfectly serious. The use of emoticons and other narrative directives can help.

    That, too, which is why the notion may be far from being realistic, at all, let alone being the "most realistic" as the OP suggested. It may not even be possible, let alone remotely realistic.
     
  7. lrhorer

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    By "service", do you mean an online service, or some such? If not, do you perhaps mean one which can be implemented on an active TiVo over the local network? WinMFS will happily and easily create a system backup for the user, the only down-side being one must shut down the TiVo, remove the hard drive, and plug it in to an external PC. It would be nice, however, to have a simple native utility on the TiVo which backs up all the system variables over the LAN, perhaps via .html download, for example.
     
  8. vurbano

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    well then Tivo needs to use a guide that shows the first aired date like Directv does and change the meaning of first run. 28 days is absurd, its always been an annoyance IMO. I am trying to remember if it was that way with my HR10-250 HDtivo, but I can't remember.
     
  9. lrhorer

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    'Already mentioned. It's currently available via 3rd party software. I hate the idea.

    'Top of my list. The big problem is the main bottleneck for transfers other than MRV is the load on the CODECs and CPU.

    MoCA? External implementations are readily available. I don't see the great advantage of a native implementation. To my thinking, 1000BaseT offers by far the best bang for the buck with the broadest appeal. The additional cost for a native MoCA implementation would seem to me to be imprudent.
     
  10. bkdtv

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    TiVo does have the original airdate, but you have to press the INFO button to see it. I agree with you that the original airdate really belongs on the main program details screen.

    Overall, I think the 28-day rule is one of TiVo's best features, because it prevents the same episode from being recorded twice, even after that program is deleted from the DVR. With many DVRs, you delete an episode, and then it is recorded again later in the week, because it is still considered new for some period of time. That doesn't happen on TiVo, because it keeps a record of everything you record (at least, it does for 28 days).

    I do agree the 28-day rule can be annoying for an initial period after you create a season pass for a program that is shown every day, since the daily episodes from the previous 28 days are still considered new. That said, it's important to remember that this is a temporary issue; after 28 days, "first-run only" effectively becomes future episodes only, because the TiVo knows not to re-record anything you've recorded in the previous 28 days, and anything older than 28 days is considered a repeat.
     
  11. lrhorer

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    Yes, that would be nice.
     
  12. David Platt

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    That was a fascinating read; I missed that the first time around. Thanks!
     
  13. SCOHO83

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    A method of saying "only HD" in Season pass and Wishlist so that it will only record the program if it is broadcast on an HD channel. Simple one this is, yet would be useful. Getting tired of getting a bunch of SD of a show I only want in HD.
     
  14. bkdtv

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    You realize that you eliminate the SD versions by unchecking them from your Channel List under Settings -> Channels -> Channel List, right? If you do that, you'll never see those SD channels in search results and wishlists won't record from them.

    Wishlists already allow a HD only flag (it's a category option), but that only works for content that is actually flagged as HD. It won't record SD programs from a HD channel, nor will it record HD programs that are not flagged by Tribune as SD. If you remove the SD versions of the channels from your channel list, wishlists always record from the HD channel.
     
  15. Scopeman

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    There is a way (time consuming, but possible) to do this already.
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=6673032#post6673032

    I've been using this trick for a few years now. I have a few specific folders in my NPL ("Samantha's Shows", "Erin's Shows", etc) that each tie back to a complex Wishlist. When they view the "KidZone" NPL all these shows are in individual show specific folders, but in the standard NPL their 20+ shows are all condensed to a couple of folders. This neatly solves the issue.

    It is also a technique I use in a few other areas, such as Sunday Morning political talk shows - all of them are recorded by a single Wishlist that dumps them into a "Sunday AM Talk Show" wishlist folder, making it easy to simply hit PLAY at the folder level and have the Tivo play all three or four in a row.

    Clearly the underlying plumbing for a formal feature like this is available - Tivo should simplify the effort involved and roll it out as an upgrade.
     
  16. lesliew

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  17. occraig

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    what do you mean caller ID? liking having tivo be a phone answering machine?
     
  18. HiRoller

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    When setting up a new season pass that conflicts because two other shows are already being recorded, being able to select which one to drop in priority.
     
  19. innocentfreak

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    I am guessing they want Tivo to pop up something showing who is calling if the Tivo has a phone line connected. I know there was another device that did this but don't remember which one maybe replay and the directv dvr.

    I could definitely go for this. Tivo needs smarted scheduling and better conflict resolution and has for a long time.
     
  20. astrohip

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    This is not my highest priority, most of those have been covered. But this is one that bugs me, and I don't think I've seen it listed yet...

    In the Recording History under the To-Do List, it lists all the showings that won't be recorded of an SP, with the reason "Already recorded". Then don't list it! List it if NO showing will be recorded. 90% of my 'will-not-records' are made up of shows that are being recorded, just not that showing. For those of us who actually use this feature, it's counter-productive.
     

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