Lack of intelligence compared with series 1

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by simbeav, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. simbeav

    simbeav New Member

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    Just hit my first annoyance with the Virgin Tivo.
    I wanted to set a season pass for Prohibition on PBS, but Tivo keeps telling me that, "Three programmes are already scheduled to record, one on each tuner. To preserve your previously scheduled recorrdings,some episodes of this series link will be cancelled or clipped (up to 10 minutes will not record).

    Tip: try using view upcoming episodes to find other times to record this programme"

    Whaaaat! That's why I got a Tivo!
    Prohibition is repeated ad-nauseum including mid-dayish when I have nothing recording, but Tivo can't be bothered to seek them out.
    Is this usual behaviour with the Virgin Tivo? I rarely, if ever have had 3 tuner clashes.
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    Turn off the "clipping" function; whatever they call it. That way it will behave like a S1 and simply schedule the next-available showing of whatever is causing the clash.

    It was the first thing I did when I got mine ;)
     
  3. browellm

    browellm New Member

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    Good call, I think I will do that too. Especially these days with all the +1 and catch ups.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 #4 of 14
    simbeav

    simbeav New Member

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    Very good call - I didn't even know there was such a thing. :up:

    Now if only tribune would fix the epg so that loads of the showings were not generic........
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #5 of 14
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Tribune can only use the listings the channels give them. If they're full of generic data, then that's all they can use.
     
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    OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    If you list the ones which are generic and cause problems - I can see whether it is the broadcasters fault - it usually is
     
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    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    From what I gather, I think you can pretty-much pick anything that's on every weekday on the digital channels. :)
     
  8. Nov 2, 2011 #8 of 14
    kmusgrave

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    The Vm Tivo can only receive digital channels
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 #9 of 14
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    okay Mr Pedantic :p the non-DTT channels :D
     
  10. simbeav

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    Mine has recorded a showing on 01/11 with what looks like an episode description and a title of "a nation of drunkards". I isn't going to record an episode with that description again.

    It is then going to record
    04/11 22:05, 07/11 12:15, 07/11 18:00 all the same episode, just called "prohibition" with what looks like a generic description.

    I think they may be the same episode as already recorded, but not sure.
     
  11. OzSat

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    What channel?
     
  12. kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    What's Dtt (Freeview + a few others) got to do with it?
     
  13. simbeav

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    PBS - 243
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    BBC/ITV/C4/C5 and their digital off-shoots are usually quite good with programme listings details. They are the main DTT channels. They don't "strip and stripe repeats" of old shows across their schedule. One that does, of course, is 'PickTV'. Yes, they are on DTT but are one of the exceptions. They don't even provide DigiGuide with non-generic data for a lot of their shows.
     

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