Question - Tivo Update: Problem deleting shows?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by HyperionX, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. HyperionX

    HyperionX Back after 8 years

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    Just thought I would ask but is anyone else having problems deleting shows since the update...?

    Since the update - which I mostly like - I've noticed that if I delete a show unless I stay on the same page until it disappears (and that can be a long time), the show is not deleted even though it's marked for deletion.

    Removing a show can take several attempts. :confused:

    Pre-update deleting a show took place regardless of whether or not I stayed on the same page.:confused:

    For the record, my Tivo is a plain vanilla VM 1TB Tivo with the "last update" which fixed the PIN pain.
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Programme deletion is something that has changed (or been broken) depending on your POV ;)

    You can now only delete a recording by either:

    1. Pressing 'Stop' first

    or

    B. Being within 5 mins of the end when you press 'Back'

    The latter option hasn't changed. Only the former has.
     
  3. OzSat

    OzSat Very Nice Moderator

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    Whenever you delete a show it actually only marks it for deletion.

    Usually TiVo is able to delete the show within a second - but for some reason requires the network connection to be fully active to do this.

    It it has a temporary problem with the network, the show will remain in MyShows but marked for deletion.
     
  4. HyperionX

    HyperionX Back after 8 years

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    Thanks Carl and OzSat.

    I think it's the new requirement to press "Stop" that may be causing part of the problem.

    If I take into account padding, I rarely press Stop first, just press Back and then Delete.

    Nonetheless, there still seems to be some lag on deleting shows even taking this into account. Shows that I have deleted still appear even after I've moved back to live tv.

    Any way just a (minor) change in behaviour until the next update.:)
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    There always has been a lag and it's really annoying :mad: I have never had anything re-appear though :confused:
     
  6. Fixerman

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    Can you not delete by just pressing the "Clear" button?:confused:
     
  7. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Yes. thats been how I delete all the time. Especially handy as you can delete a whole folder full of SCD that SWMBO forgets to delete after watching and wonders why the Tivo is showing 98% full.
     
  8. Zaichik

    Zaichik New Member

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    Unfortunately, now, sometimes when you press Clear, the X appears next to the programme for a while, but the programme doesn't disappear. Usually, going into another programme and back out, and trying Clear again fixes it.

    Quite annoying, but not a disaster.
     
  9. Fixerman

    Fixerman Member

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    I'm sure it must very irritating but I have never experienced this problem on any of my three Tivos!:rolleyes:
     
  10. HyperionX

    HyperionX Back after 8 years

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    Zaichik - has it right a little annoying but not the end of the world.

    I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just me.

    Thanks for the information.
     
  11. Big Al

    Big Al New Member

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    I'm currently enjoying an issue with deleting shows. If I delete 1 of a number of programmes in a folder, then the entire folder disappears !!!!!!

    If I undelete the programme, then the group and all programmes reappear.

    It's not really a big deal, but did cause the kids to shout when all their Simpons disappeared. :)
     
  12. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes, but only under the conditions mentioned. Sorry for the confusion :D
    Not if you follow my instructions :)
     
  13. Major dude

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    This happens when the other episodes are recorded as suggestions.
     
  14. sxb

    sxb New Member

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    Definitely a bug - The newly introduced method of pressing STOP now works perfectly though!.
    Basically, if you exit a recording by 'backing out' (age old Tivo technique), its as though it becomes write protected, so can't be deleted by any means. Only exception is in the last 5 mins (when you get the delete/keep pop-up) where it worts as expected. OP, or jump to the end before exiting (thus trigger the keep/delete screen)
    I guess when they introduced the Stop option they didn't check the original method still worked!

    Something else I noticed is that if you delete suggested recordings, then change your mind and undelete them, they come back as regular recordings (thats not really a problem though, more a minor quirk).
     

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