OTA only Models (like Roamio) should tune to next channel in list. Ex. enter 9 should tune to 9-1

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by Jeff M, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Jeff M

    Jeff M New Member

    Sep 1, 2020


    Unlike cable (card) models OTA models only have channels in format C-S where C is the virtual channel number and S is the sub-channel. Analog channel numbers have been obsolete for years.

    However if I enter 9 on the remote for example it tunes to "9" where of course there is no channel 9. The least I have to type is both 9 and - and it will bring me to 9-1

    Ideally if I enter only numbers (no dash) for it to tune to the next highest channel I have in my channels list... for example if I enter 65 and I don't have 65-1 checked in my channels list but I do have 65-2 that it would tune to 65-2

    And off topic... is there anyway to make suggestions directly to Tivo? I see the terms/rules say this forum is not run by tivo and only that "sometimes" tivo employees visit
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    First here: https://advisors.tivo.com/wix/5/p2272893819.aspx

    Second is Twitter or FB.
  3. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Ambassador to the City of Chicago TCF Club

    Jun 24, 2019
    I've never used an OTA tivo but I'm inclined to agree with you on how it should work. For now, entering channel 9 and then pressing channel up once it tunes to the "wrong" channel should work as a workaround.
  4. tivonaute

    tivonaute Member

    May 6, 2015
    When displaying Channel Strength, entering 9 makes Roamio switch to 9-1. Not sure why the normal behavior is different.

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