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Poll: Transfering shows between boxes?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Nickipedia, Jul 31, 2017.


Would it matter if you could no longer transfer shows?

  1. No, Not really

    11 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but not all that much

    33 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I would probably leave TiVo

    34 vote(s)
  4. I don't transfer shows

    6 vote(s)
  1. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    With two units on two floors and over-organized recording methods, I use the "Guide, Enter" method to set recordings on the other box a lot.
  2. Nickipedia

    Nickipedia Nick of Time TCF Club

    Jul 18, 2015
    For as long as TiVo keeps that option available...
  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    I'm not quite sure how much TiVo actually intentionally "offered" this feature--it kinda feels like something that just resulted from the rest of the system.
  4. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I assume that's not on S3's never heard of it, would be great feature.
  5. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Works with Roamio's and Bolt's--I don't know whether earlier models as well.
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    From what I've heard, this is not an idle question. :(
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  7. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    If the ability to transfer recordings from pc to tivo went away entirely, that would be the end of the line for Tivo in our household. At least it would prompt me to buy other hardware in an attempt to set up a whole home Plex system with OTA recording capability. Once I had that functional to the point of being truly usable for the rest of the family, the tivo's would get replaced with other boxes to run a plex client. Amazon Fire, Nvidia shield or perhaps roku. No idea yet. While the plex client sorta works on Tivo, its nowhere near best in class.

    Tivo IS still best in class for integrated OTA DVR with access to local and server recordings. When that stops being the case, I will have to move on.
  8. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Active Member

    May 8, 2006
  9. jgolden

    jgolden New Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    The only time I needed to transfer recordings were when I wanted to replace a older Tivo (when lifetime transfer was offered) to a new one. The only problem was that some recordings were copy protected and I couldn't transfer them, so they are still around as I can't replace the programs and can't move them.
  10. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Riverside, CA
    Don't any of you guys have tablets? Easiest way to set recordings on any TiVo and you don't interrupt what you are watching.
  11. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    One thing I learned the other day was that the online Tivo site where you can manage your units (well, allegedly), doesn't work for transferring. Since I'm having a major problem with transferring or MRV since one of my Bolts got the 7.2 update, I thought I'd try doing it on the website. No problem with choosing a show from one box and asking it to transfer it to the other box. The only problem was that it doesn't seem to work. It said it might take a while, but over a day? I thought 'a while' just meant that it might not start right then or something. It never even did anything.
  12. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    If you are having issues transferring locally, then TiVo Online won't do any better since it is just doing the same thing. It's just a remote way to program the same thing and your TiVo downloads it as a ToDo item.

  13. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Ah, thanks. That makes sense. :oops: The problem I'm having is massive slowness, but trying to do it online didn't even do anything at all. But I can see that it probably just ran into the problem I'm having locally and dropped it. I hope this ends when my other Bolt gets the update - or at some point. Nothing wrong with my network, just became a problem when one unit got the update. :(
  14. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I had no idea about that shortcut.. Wow.
  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Now it all will work! :)
  16. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I still have a flip phone and a LOT of free time. If I see something I want to record on the other box I could wait until I go downstairs, but I will probably forget by then. :)
  17. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    I just bought a new one (flip phone) actually it is for my 86 year old father. It is actually really nice it is a ZTE Cymbal T it is Tracfone running android 5.1 only cost $86 shipped with 1 yr. service and up to 1200min/1200 texts/1200mb of usage. Given it is just an emergency phone for him to carry around I think it was a great deal.
  18. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Oh yeah, it's so much easier to boot up my tablet, bring up the TiVo app and do it that way. Oh wait. No it's not.
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  19. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Riverside, CA
    My tablet is always booted and usually in my hands. How do you like typing on your TiVo?
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    It's very easy to type if you have the remote with the slide out keyboard. For me, if I am watching a show located on the actual TiVo I'm using, then I will search on screen while it is playing. But if I am streaming something from another TiVo, I will use a tablet that is at each viewing loaction and always on. Either way is pretty quick though. And they both work very well.

    But if my tablets weren't always on, and I needed to boot them first, then I would always be using the TiVo UI for setting recordings.

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