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. ldconfig

    ldconfig New Member

    Sep 7, 2004


    Hulu PLEASE!
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I wanted to add another thing to my list though this would probably have to be series 4.

    Tivo should work as an extender to Windows Media Center. Windows 7 MC is really pretty nice and it would be nice if Tivo had built in support for it especially with native support for WTV files.

    It also would be nice if they came to some agreement with Microsoft so there was MRV support on the 360.
  3. bigpatky

    bigpatky Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    1. hulu
    2. local streaming support (not download, then watch, but streaming)
    3. wide codec and format support for above streaming. (mkv and such)
    4. two way communication for cable cards
    5. ability to see how much space has been used
  4. sinanju

    sinanju Active Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    1. Hulu
    2. Pandora
  5. dolphin

    dolphin New Member

    Dec 3, 2007


    I'd like to be able to re-order or remove listings from the Showcases... menu. Give us the ability like managing Season Passes to move them around and preferably be able to delete them as well.

    Perhaps not a feature, but I'll still add: "Remove all ads". If not removing, then please get some better targeted ads. You already know what shows I watch. Can't you do a better job? Come on. I've got SPs for Clifford, Curious George, etc... You should know not to put on any ad that my kids may accidentally click.

    Industrial strength TiVO Server software. Improve the performance. Enable directories as folders. All the stuff that is apparently already in 3rd party apps that really, TiVo should be providing. If nothing else, put some manpower behind supporting those ad hoc teams.

    Give us the ability to add in the headers to our personal MPEGs, so that TiVo will present the information under "info" and will properly group them. Or give an API to the videoredo guy.
  6. bankshot

    bankshot New Member

    May 28, 2009
    You may already be aware, but pytivo does allow you to set the info for movies on your computer which are then transferred to the TiVo. Full information is here: http://pytivo.armooo.net/wiki/MetaData

    The only thing you can't do is create your own custom groups. The TiVo requires that any group id (seriesId in the metadata file) already exist in its program/guide data. So if you set the seriesId properly for TV show episodes, anything transferred from the computer via pytivo will go in the same group as recorded episodes of that show.

    There are threads on this site discussing this is more detail and listing common series ids.
  7. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

    Dec 1, 2004
    1. Online backup of season passes and system settings
    2. Hulu
    3. Sandboxed MRV (MRV works but TTG does not if CCI Byte = 0x02)
    4. Online/remote NPL and TDL management
  8. spolebitski

    spolebitski Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Picture in picture!
  9. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

    Jan 8, 2008
    More than one Feature:

    1. automatic cable card setup (this would require cable companies to cooperate and likely a DOCSIS transmitter)

    2. Complete redesign of how TiVo handles its hard drive(s) (which is brain-dead right now). make it open, modular, self-contained, more expandable, replaceable, full support for data migration, automated backup etc.

    3. When too many programs are requested at a specific time,overflow an be configured to recorded on a second TiVo.

    4 Ability to use current coax installed in the home with its LAN capabilities for multi-room viewing

    5. Real-time capability to check for program changes and time over-runs

    6. Integrate IMDB with program information
  10. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Active Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    1) The option for picture in picture when in the menus

    2) The ability to backup your TiVo hard drive to an external drive.

    3) Online season pass management, wish list scheduling, etc.

    4) Some kind of ability to see if an episode won't ever record due to conflicts. The current log is so cluttered with duplicates, especially if you have a lot of basic and pay cable shows, that it can be really hard to pick out the one show that won't record due to a conflict and only airs once, e.g., most network shows during the regular season. Does that make sense? I just want something that sort of yells out, "HEY IDIOT -- "HEROES" ONLY AIRS ONCE AND YOU ALREADY HAVE TWO SHOWS SCHEDULED!" Right now you have to comb through the list, full of dozens of extra showings of Daily Show and Entourage and Dexter, knowing that Heroes is only likely to air once in order to catch that kind of problem.

    5) Auto-MRV -- record this show then send it to DVR X as soon as its done.

    6) I'd love the ability to only keep a small clip of a show. I haven't deleted the season premiere of Weeds because I love the flash mob dance at the end :)

    7) Percentage meter of how much hard drive space I'm currently using

    8) HULU would be really cool :)
  11. dbenrosen

    dbenrosen New Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    New Jersey
    1. Picture in Picture
    a. Also picture in menus - but configurable so I can turn it off
    2. Ability to remote delete/manage NPL from other TiVo. -- after I transfer the show, I want to delete it on both TiVos
    3. Better management of recently deleted and suggestions -- recently deleted should be able to keep for some period of time, maybe 24 hours, before getting permanently removed by a suggestion
  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Yes! Glad I'm not the only one bugged by this. The way it's currently implemented makes the future section of the Recording History mostly useless.
  13. proudx

    proudx Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    Stability and a bug tracking system.
  14. bigguy126

    bigguy126 Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    How about the ability to search by a movie's star ratings? Like show me all "4 star" movies.
  15. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    1) Record shows on the same channel on one tuner, even if they overlap
    2) Make parameters configurable
    2a) Length of live-TV buffer (fixed at 30 minutes)
    2b) Size of the duplicate detection database (fixed at 28 days)
    2c) etc
    3) Record analog channels in MPEG-4
    4) Unlimited hard disk size
    5) External HD swapping between units
    6) In-place editing of season passes. Changing channels requires a new SP.
    7) Custom channel titles
    8) Option to treat an episode with missing guide data as a repeat rather than first run
  16. tron1977

    tron1977 New Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Get an iPhone. There is an app for that.

    I'd like:

    -A window showing "Live-TV" while you are going through the guide.

    And most importantly

    -make custom folders and assign programs to each.
    i.e. a "kids" folder for all the kids shows, "wife" folder for her shows, or "movies", "documentaries" "soap operas", etc.
  17. Rick313

    Rick313 Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Lone Tree, CO
  18. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    It's so TiVo users can get opinions of other TiVo users and to rant. :D

    IMO, #1 is just a sub-section of TCF...not guaranteed to be read by actual TiVo employees.
    #2 has promise being an actual page from tivo.com. :)
  19. Rick313

    Rick313 Member

    Mar 29, 2009
    Lone Tree, CO
    Isn't that exactly what goes on at TiVo Suggestion Avenue? It just seems kind of dumb to have a rogue thread dedicated to a topic when there is already an entire forum devoted to that topic.
  20. cuppingmaster

    cuppingmaster New Member

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Really two things:

    1. Command-line access

    2. "Your mileage may vary" HD upgrades. Even 1TB is nothing if you're recording a lot of high def shows on season pass. I want to be able to plug a drobo into this thing.

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