S3 TiVo Suggestion Recording Name:

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gold007eye, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. gold007eye

    gold007eye Since TiVo Series 1

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    Has anyone noticed that with the S3 If it is recording a TiVo suggestion that it doesn't show what it is recording on the front of the STB. For some reason it only appears to show the title of recordings that you either manually record or that are on your season pass list.

    Anyone else notice this?

    Is this something that will get fixed in a future update? I find this to be annoying to see the 2 red lights on and not knowing what is recording without switching to live tv (or turning the tv on if it is off).

    If I could make a suggestion it would be to have TiVo suggestions show the name on the front of the STB as well.
     
  2. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Yes it's always been this way. If both lights are on, and no text are displayed, I know they are on suggestions, which means I don't care if I change channel, or unplug the Tivo to mess around with it. If I see text, I know something I want is recording, and won't mess with the Tivo. I like it, don't change it.
     
  3. gold007eye

    gold007eye Since TiVo Series 1

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    But on that same note if it did show you what was being recording (even being a TiVo suggestion) you could simply look at the display on the front and say... OK.. don't care about those recordings so you could still mess with your tivo, unplug, etc.
     
  4. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    Which works well in a single person household.
    But the current behavior makes it easy to see it is recording a suggestion rather than recording a requested program for someone else in your house. You wouldn't want to interrupt the latter even if it wasn't a program you personally cared about.
     
  5. xxx

    xxx New Member

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    maybe tivo should display the show being recorded and have an indicator next to it that it's a tivo suggestion.
     

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