My Tivo thinks I like westerns. Then slow thumbs!

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Millionaire2K, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1 of 19
    Millionaire2K

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    On my Tivo Elite today I went to rate suggestions. To my shock I find a list of 130+ westerns. ALL Westerns. I HATE westerns. I checked my old ratings and nothing close to being even related to a western was rated with thumbs up. Why would Tivo suggest well over 100 Westerns when I never even watched or recorded or rated one pos?

    So I sat there giving out a bunch of :thumbsdown:.

    Then I realized how SLOW the Elite was with this simple task. My Tivo HD was so quick and snappy and I can burn through the ratings in no time. But this 'Elite" box lags on every thumb press. Many times I press thumbs down 3 quick times and have to wait 2 secs for it to catch up.

    This is so annoying. Also why does the “please wait” screen pop up for a sec or two for every show I delete. In my Tivo HD I can quickly press the delete key 7 times and it will quickly delete them. But with the Elite I have to do one at a time cause the Tivo pops up the dumb please wait.

    P.S. I’m using the Old Menus because the HD menus are even worse with lag.

    One final thing. Those very SMALL things above are my only gripes with the Elite. I would not trade it in for anything. I love it. And I love how it can load the guide instant. So don't take me as a hater. I just wanted to mention a few things that I didn’t like to get your thoughts.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 #2 of 19
    Krandor

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    Wonder if you might have rated a bunch of movies with an actor who also appeared in a bunch of westerns so it picked a bunch of movies he was in.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 #3 of 19
    Millionaire2K

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    I didn't think of that. Good point.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 #4 of 19
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Well, you haven't had the Elite that long so I can say it will get better. It takes time.

    Just be careful using the thumbs. Don't give anything 3 thumbs down unless you absolutely hate it.
    Same can be said for thumbs up.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2011 #5 of 19
    windsurfdog

    windsurfdog Hoof Hearted?

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    I have a suggestion...turn off suggestions.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 #6 of 19
    lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    So you're the guy who got my limited edition Texas Tivo.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2011 #7 of 19
    javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

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    Why?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 #8 of 19
    Resist

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    Tivo is saying that you don't hate westerns. :)

    Who hates westerns anyway? It's just un-American!
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 #9 of 19
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    It might skew the results. One thumbs up or down is usually good enough.

    From TiVos website:
     
  10. Distortedloop

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    Is there a way to see what you've given three thumbs down to? I know I have a few things, like those stupid Housewives shows and their ilk, but I'd be willing to take a thumb or two away if I've somehow screwed things up. I'll never remember everything I've given a rating to on my own.
     
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    You can look at shows through the guide. The ratings will show up next to the Tivo guy in the upper left hand corner.
    Also, you can go to 'Find Programs' -> 'TiVo Suggestions' and see ratings there.
     
  12. Distortedloop

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    Knew that, but thanks. Was hoping maybe some sort of overall list. That's at least a website feature they could add.

    TiVo still feels very 1990's to me in UI and functionality in many ways. There's so many features and fine grained control they could add...
     
  13. Balzer

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    There is a place to do that. If I'm not mistaken if you press Enter on the Suggestions page, it will show you everything that's been "thumbed" up or down.. If not, I'm sure someone will correct me.
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    You are correct, I forgot about that.
    I just checked my list and there are shows listed there that have long since been cancelled.
    The other thing I noticed, the listing is sorted so that anything with 3 thumbs up will be at the top of the list.
     
  15. Distortedloop

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    I can't replicate that behavior on my Elite.

    I found it on my Series 3 by going to Find Programs/Tivo Suggestions and hitting enter, but on the Elite the menus are different and I don't see anything similar to the Suggestions list under Find Programs.

    Any ideas?
     
  16. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Go to the Suggestions folder in My Shows and hit Enter.
     
  17. Distortedloop

    Distortedloop Member

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    I'd already tried that. When I go to My Shows, select Suggestions folder and hit enter, all I get is the same result as hitting the Select button (i.e., it goes deeper down the menus.
     
  18. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    For some reason this has become convoluted:

    TiVo Central -> Find TV, movies, & videos -> Browse TV & videos

    Down arrow down to TV

    Right arrow to TiVo Suggestions

    Hit Enter

    Review your Thumbs ratings
     
  19. Distortedloop

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    Perfect, thanks. Convoluted, but makes sense once you know it's there.

    Thanks again.
     

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