New to Tivo - Why is my Tivo recording randomly?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jb9573, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. jb9573

    jb9573 New Member

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    Just got my Tivo and activated it a couple of days ago. Why does it keep recording random shows out of the blue. I've only got one season pass activated that I created on the Web just to try it out. But that's not what's recording. It's just random stuff every few hours. I can't find any other timers that are created (not that a brand new unit would have any).

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    -John
     
  2. james.92

    james.92 New Member

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    Turn off suggestions.

    When all else fails, read the manual. :)
     
  3. jb9573

    jb9573 New Member

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    Thanks! Need to RTM but haven't gotten to that...yet. :)
     
  4. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.
    It likes you and is showing off.
     
  5. lcann44

    lcann44 New Member

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    Recording a show you didn't ask for? Unheard of. Maybe you should consider a class action law suit. :D
     
  6. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    As you see this can be a tough crowd -- good natured but tough. :D

    Look in the manual for "Suggestions" and read this TiVo.com support article.

    Michael
     
  7. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Turn off those stupid "Suggestions".

    Not a single suggestion I have ever received was of any interest to me at all..lol.
     
  8. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.

    Do those include non-TiVo suggestions from clever, kind people who've said things about long walks and short piers? :p
     
  9. ErikTheViking

    ErikTheViking TiVo is the ONLY DVR

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    TiVo Suggestions are AWESOME! (when used correctly) I go through the "TiVo Suggestions" on the main screen at least once a week and give a thumbs down to all the shows I never want TiVo to record, then I give the shows I REALLY like, but don't want to have a season pass for them, a thumbs up. This way TiVo knows the shows I like and don't like and will record them if there is nothing else being recorded or watched at the time. I think in the past 5 months since I've had the TiVo I haven't needed to watch Live TV because I had so many good TiVo Suggestions to watch. :)
     
  10. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    I'm a suggestions fan. Give 'em a chance and give feedback on the suggestions that it tries - that's what the red and green thumb buttons on the remote are for.

    Since your TiVo is new the suggestions are essentially random. After a couple of months of SPs and rating a few shows here and there it gets very good.
     

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