No Suggestions

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Verne, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Aug 1, 2007 #101 of 181
    kitschcamp

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    And then for others not to suggest even a single program! It's really bizarre. Seems mine decided after the hard work of choosing one suggestion in a month, it's decided not to bother any more. Grr.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2007 #102 of 181
    ericd121

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    It does seem that our Suggestions data has been reset.

    Remember, when your first Suggestions, way back when?

    It always suggested children's programmes, usually followed by comedy, then random programmes to test the waters.

    Having said that, I don't remember Suggestions ever being as random as they have lately.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2007 #103 of 181
    mdolan

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    As previously noted, mine has been recording things such as channel "Sign Off". Something is obviously seriously broken and at least Tivo should have the decency to acknowledge (and fix) this problem - some of us still pay them money for this "service". Oh hang on, I think I can see a flock of pigs flying past my window....

    Must remember - Tivo no longer give a rats about UK customer service. We are the abandoned country....

    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  4. Aug 1, 2007 #104 of 181
    George

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    Realised last night that I had not had any suggestion recorded since the 9th July - glad to see that I am not the only one!

    Oh well, sit, wait and hope I suppose.....
     
  5. Aug 1, 2007 #105 of 181
    AMc

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    Just for fun - has anyone actually called Tivo customer services for the story on this?
    Mine are fine but clearly plenty are broken - someone must know what is going on.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2007 #106 of 181
    ericd121

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    Mine did return, so there is hope!

    Bit of a coincidence there, though.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2007 #107 of 181
    dponsford

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    Just to add my 2 cents ... my TiVo suggestions have been bonkers for a few weeks now too; recoding things like 2 hours of Heart FM & OneWord on the radio and loadsa kids stuff too.

    I only have suggestions for 2 days ahead of now and I've just deleted all those, as they were rubbish.

    If this doesn't get sorted soon I am off to see Uncle Rupert and get an HD Box and subscription, this will be just the excuse I've been looking for to make the transition (my flat is already fitted with a multi-feed for HD). :(
     
  8. Aug 2, 2007 #108 of 181
    cwaring

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    Without wishing to be rude, can I ask why? For me, the 'suggestions' feature is the one I use the least. If you have enough SPs and WLs, you'll have too much to watch without having to use suggestions; and I certainly don't auto-record them.

    Okay, I know everyone's different but I'm just wondering why the loss of this feature which doesn't even record what you want to watch would be a reason to drop Tivo in favour of (HD excepted) inferior product.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2007 #109 of 181
    aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    okey, I've now given up and come to the conclusion that the old thumbs database is making no difference whatsoever so I'm going to reset the database and start again. To be honest I don't think this is going to make a difference as I can see all the programmes I'd rated previously still had their ratings - it's just that TiVo seems to have started ignoring all of them in its decisions as to what to recommend, for some reason.

    It'll take a few days for any effect (if any) to be noticed - I'll probably post sometime next week on the results.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2007 #110 of 181
    aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    Uncle Rupert is doing rather well with regard to my move to Sky+ as, not willing to lose TiVo functionality, TiVo's now been equipped with its own Sky box (the previous reciever to Sky+) which has a Sky Multiroom service. Aerial installer was a tad puzzled as to why I wanted a third cable from the same dish to the same corner but understood when I explained.

    He also said that he hadn't seen a TiVo for a while now which means I guess that they're a bit thin in the woods now in my area - he's the main installer that all the local independant shops use.

    I now use Sky+ from day to day (for improved off-air picture quality) but I still find TiVo invaluable - mainly for searching and for the occasional wishlist recording (though currently not for suggestions, for obvious reasons). So far it's not had much use as a backup recorder as I find Sky+'s twin tuner operation so good that I hardly ever get a clash.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2007 #111 of 181
    dponsford

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    Hi Carl,

    >>Without wishing to be rude, can I ask why? ...

    It's not rude at all :)

    To be honest, I have been putting off moving to Sky HD for ages, as I don't like the cost involved, for just for a handful of HD channels, but ... I have a 37 inch plasma, set up with a decent AV amp and Home Cinema speakers and it really needs a decent HD source, rather than a TiVo in Mode 0 IMHO

    So, as I said; I'm looking for an excuse :) and it would be good to dump a bunch of boxes (TiVo + Freeview box) for a single source (with dual tuners) & a decent sound output.

    Don't get me wrong, i love my TiVo and I love the fact that I can hack it, and that it is networked but there comes a time (maybe) when we need to move on ...
     
  12. Aug 3, 2007 #112 of 181
    aerialplug

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    Day one having reset suggestions - and yey! - a suggestion pops up on Now Playing! And it relevant too - Time Team. Granted I've seen this episode before but that's how suggestions seem to work - stuff you like regardless of whether you've seen it before.

    I look at the TiVo's Suggestions list and there are four programmes there - 2 completely irrelevant (kids channels) and 2 relatively suitable so I thumbs down the kids shows.

    I think TiVo got upset about this because within 2 minutes it showed the "if your TiVo Recorder is new" screen again - an no more suggestions (including the two I didn't thumb down).

    Oh well, progress of sort I guess.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2007 #113 of 181
    kitschcamp

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    Ooo! 4 suggestions have appeared overnight, one of them actually scheduled to record.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2007 #114 of 181
    Pete77

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    Not had the "if your recorder is new" screen here, even though Suggestions did disappear for a while a few weeks ago. But they then came back listing precisely the same kind of programs across the same channels as they have always done.

    But I have over 6,000 series and individual one off programs thumbed on my Tivo. I suspect some of you have thumbed far less programs than this and I wonder if Tribune have now changed the the database in some way that more readily catches out those of you with less thumbs?
     
  15. Aug 5, 2007 #115 of 181
    ericd121

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    Indeed. As I said earlier
    All I seem to do is :thumbsdown: shows I can't stand, which reveals me to be quite a negative person.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2007 #116 of 181
    George

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    Well, a month has gone by now since Tivo recorded a suggestion. Obviously nothin worth watching is being broadcast at the moment....
     
  17. Aug 9, 2007 #117 of 181
    Pete77

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    Have you tried rebooting your Tivo to see if this fixes the issue?
     
  18. Aug 9, 2007 #118 of 181
    ciper

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    I may be missing something obvious but how exactly do you reset the thumbs database or view what entries are currently rated?
     
  19. Aug 9, 2007 #119 of 181
    cwaring

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    To view current suggestions, press 8 from Tivo Central.

    To reset Thumbs datatbase, you need to go into Messages & Setup. Then... erm... (not in front of Tivo so can't remember!)... Restart Recorder, I think. There'll be an option there to reset thumbs data.
     
  20. Aug 9, 2007 #120 of 181
    steveroe

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    Mine seems to be getting better - it's started recording more thumbed programs and less children;s, although still some.
     

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