No upcoming episodes showing via manual recording

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Major dude, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Johnny_boy

    Johnny_boy New Member

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    We're off on holiday tomorrow and I found this issue after accidentally scheduling a recording -up too early:eek:

    I wondered why my upcoming recordings were all blank but after reading this I think I'll phone VM and dump a quick email to digital spy, get the profile raised so it embarrasses them. The last time I did that was when they screwed up the ir/irda and we all had to get adaptors from TiVo back in the series 1 days. My efforts got me a free adaptor (credit for the full cost to my Telewest account).

    This is a big product for VM, they need to fix it ASAP or Sky will be mentioning it to everyone trying to switch.
     
  2. sjp

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  3. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Like Sky+ is perfect :D
     
  4. Johnny_boy

    Johnny_boy New Member

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    Very true Carl but as a former customer many times of both services, Sky really do go to town on VM when you tell them you're switching and something like this could retain a customer if they rely on their Series Links.
     
  5. Johnny_boy

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  6. sjp

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    and, enjoy your holiday
     
  7. Fixerman

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    Eh!?
     
  8. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Never mind. Just my odd SOH. I meant to delete that comment :)
     
  9. Brangdon

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    I have the fault, and my connection was at 4:20 (I assume am). It just managed to record Click.

    Only if your Hiccups are manageable. Mine aren't. For example, I have 4 pages of missed recordings at 9pm. Trying to sort through a few days of that to identify the handful that ought to have recorded isn't practice. Hiccups won't be useful to me until we can filter it by Favourite Channels (if then).
     
  10. sjp

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    in this case it is the only time they're really useful though, most of the time... you're quite right it's every non recording rerun of the show and on a 3 or 4 repeat cycle through the day and when the show is repeated 6 time a week there's millions of the boogers.

    it really only took me less than 5 minutes to do my 17 shows to get me up to Tuesday.
     
  11. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    It is worth having backup wishlists with a lower priority then you series links.

    That way you will not miss any channel changes or unlinked episodes.

    And this weekend's issues would not have lost anything.
     
  12. Major dude

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    After forcing an update two hours ago my upcoming episodes and series links are back.
     
  13. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Firstly, I just realised that your post makes no actual reference to manual recordings :confused:

    Secondly, and only after my latest 'daily call'*, I find my Tivo has been affected too :(:mad:

    * Today @ 04:22 | GC/Indexing: 03:06/05:25
     
  14. Fixerman

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    Interestingly I have two Tivos and only one was affected by this issue!:confused:
     
  15. deshepherd

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    Just got back from a weekend "end of primary school camp" and sat down to catch up on last 2 stages of the Tour de France and found they weren't there. Also German GP missing. "hiccups" gave me the "no longer in program guide" excuse and planned recordings show nothing scheduled - went to one series link where I knew there'd be programs - wife wife's SL for Doctors - and it happily reports 40 episodes but click on upcoming programs and it says nothing scheduled.

    I've used TiVo for ~10 years so I'm well aware of its benefits and to some extent will just write off this weekend as an unfortunate if very irritating occurrence. However, if I was a new to TiVo customer of VM then I'd probably already on the phone to them asking them to take it away and replace what I'd had before. As it seems this is a widespread, if not universal, problem on VM TiVo's then this is probably the case in for many new TiVo users.

    Try the "force update" route now and hope its now fixed (as some people on the VM forum claim)
     
  16. Mizake

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    Hi

    I've just forced an update and it's not made any difference. Have put University Challenge and Top Gear on manual record to make sure I get them.
     
  17. deshepherd

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    Just checked and result of my "forced update" is positive ... planned recordings looks sensible again. N.b. while this was going on I managed to watch todays TdF highlights on ITVplayer on a laptop ... any idea if we'll get an ITVplayer app anytime since its clear that there's more available than is currently on catch up TV. This means that TiVo had had ~40 mins to do all its housekeeping after the update completed before I checked the planned recordings - you may need to give it a bit of time to react to the new data before deciding if it has worked!
     
  18. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    All back to normal here :)
     
  19. sxb

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    My Tivo must be in a timewarp or something. Worked quite happily over the weekend, and all the 'ToDo' Episodes from SL's all vanished this morning (can only assume it got borked on an update after others had theirs fixed as it was happily recording SL's after midnight).

    I'll have to try forcing another update later when I get home.
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    This does seem like a very strange, and (I hope) one-off, glitch :confused:
     

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