Marking recordings as watched?

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  1. hapster85

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

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    New TiVo user. Am I missing something, or does TiVo not automatically mark recordings as "watched"? Seems like a very basic DVR feature, and every one I've had before has done so. Hard to fathom why TiVo would not do this.
     
  2. ej42137

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    Assuming you have a TiVo capable of HDUI mode, go to "My Shows" and then navigate to "Partially Watched" where you will see a list of the shows you have watched with a blue bar next to each indicating where you left off.
     
  3. hapster85

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    That's what I'd read in a few places, when I searched for answers on the subject. I have a Roamio OTA 1 TB model. I watched the episode of NCIS I recorded the night before. When I was done, went back to My Shows and saw no indication there that I'd watched it, so went looking for an answer.

    The first answer I found suggested the Partially Watched list. But it was empty.

    Which got me to thinking. What if I let several weeks worth of a show pile up, watch a few, and come back later to watch some more. Am I going to have to sort through a list of partially watched shows to figure out where I left off? Seems like a pita to me.
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    If you have several shows in a folder, you can navigate into the folder and there will be a blue progress bar that will show you how much of the show you've watched.
     
  5. hapster85

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    That's good to know. I've as yet not had multiple episodes of anything recorded. My Roamio isn't even a month old yet. I'm still very much in discovery mode with it.
     
  6. ej42137

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    When you are done with watching a show, delete it.
     
  7. hapster85

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    Again using the example of the aforementioned NCIS episode, my wife would be a bit upset with me if I had done so. Besides which, with a terabyte drive, space isn't exactly at a premium.
     
  8. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Not yet, but it can quickly become an issue with the new season starting up.

    You can also skip to the middle ( a couple of >| ) once complete so it shows up on the partially watched list.
     
  9. ej42137

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    If you don't delete things when you're both done, that terabyte will go faster than a pint of beer at a dutch picnic.

    If you don't record suggestions and keep a reasonable amount of free space, you will be able to recover that which has been recently deleted.

    If you don't watch things at the same time, the blue bars will not tell you if both of you have watched it.

    Also, you are failing to follow normal TCF posting protocols. The customary practice around here is to complain bitterly, threaten to tell your friends not to buy TiVo, and try to get a class action lawsuit started. Acting reasonably falls outside the range of expected behavior in these forums.
     
  10. hapster85

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    Just going by experience. Had a terabyte Genie from DirecTV for the past 3 years, and even with sometimes a hundred hours recorded, never managed to get it over 60% or so full.

    The skipping to the middle trick could work. Still seems rather cumbersome, when a real solution would be so simple.
     
  11. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    You left out the rule where you make one post and never return.
     
  12. hapster85

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

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    I was saving that for my next post, when I'm a seasoned, but bitter, veteran.
     
  13. opus472

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    Exactly, which is one of the many reasons we need some means of identifying recordings by user. Ideally folders.
     
  14. ej42137

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    Indeed I did. That may frustrate me the most, when we are left wondering what OP's real problem was forever.
     
  15. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I'm pretty sure its the press of a single button. Cubersome?
     
  16. hapster85

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    Yeah, cumbersome because it's extra steps to accomplish something that watching the recording should have already accomplished. 😎
     
  17. TonyD79

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    Simple answer is no.

    The most advanced DVR in the world cannot tell you if you watched something. It can only tell you if you watched part of it.

    It is a major shortcoming.


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  18. thyname

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    Correct. But my Directv Genie (which by the way is not a better DVR than TiVo ) has the not started shows in bold, and those watched (partially or fully) not in bold fonts. It helps a lot. TiVo should at least have something like this. I know the tricks mentioned above, but still. I agree with OP on this
     
  19. opus472

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    Yup. Folders. We need folders.
     
  20. hapster85

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying if I have multiple episodes of the same show, they won't be grouped together in folders? I thought I'd read that they would be.
     

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