Season pass questions

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by kevin80302, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    I skimmed this thread, but it doesn't seem like anybody has stated the 'real' solution -- order the recordings in the SP manager the way so that they will cause the recordings to happen the way you want.
     
  2. BoyScout

    BoyScout New Member

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    I thought that is what I said.
     
  3. jayfest

    jayfest Not-so-New Member

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    I don't believe this answers the original problem - the writer wanted essentially to order his "live TV watching" ahead of the second program in his SP manager. He wanted to record his second show the next morning in order to free the second tuner for his Live TV watching the evening before. I don't believe there is any way for him to do this in a straightforward manner. One possibility would be to schedule a "dummy" program (ranked in between the two programs he really wants) as the second show at that time to force his "real" second program to record at another time. Then if he wants to watch live TV, he has to tell the TiVo that it's OK for him to change the channel away from his scheduled recording dummy program when it asks. He also has to either delete the dummy program afterwards or keep at most 1 of them. I'm assuming that if there are two shows recording and the user wants to change the channel, the TiVo will cancel the lower rated of the two.
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    to simplify jayfest's correct scheme to deal with this.

    schedule a 10 minute* recording by time to block the desired show from recording.
    If you make it the channel you wnat to watch live, then it is a bonus, otherwise just go to that tuner and change the channel and tell faithful TiVo it is alright.


    *you need 10 mniutes nowadays to get by the clipping feature on TiVo. Aslo follow JayFest's advice of making the manual by time recording a Keep at most 1 and not much room is taken on the TiVo.
     
  5. ZikZak

    ZikZak Neurostim Addict

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    Solution: Set a season pass for Heros, and put it higher in priority than Enterprise. Watch it live (as it records) if you wish. Watch it later if you prefer.

    If the problem is just that you want to watch Live TV at those times, you can always tell it not to switch over when the screen pops up. Or, as in the example above, record everything you ever watch, even if you intend to watch it live.

    Why do you want to watch anything live, again?
     
  6. mattack

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    Thanks for the correction. I guess I missed that it was "live TV watching" rather than another SP that was conflicting.
     
  7. kevin80302

    kevin80302 New Member

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    I love SP's but occasionally I run across things on Live TV I want to watch but don't want to keep.

    I watched something interesting on some history channel about John Glenn's space flight the other night. Occasionally, Mythbusters is cool but not enough that I want to record every episode. Also the KU-KSU college basketball game was on ESPN-HD Monday night. I'd have missed that if tivo was recording 2 channels of my SP's.

    One problem I ran into if I tell tivo to stay on the same channel and cancel the recording..... it doesn't go ahead and record the later showing of the episode. 99.9% this is probably the correct action though.


    Thanks for all the good ideas. I set up a few manual 15 minute recordings and I'll see how that goes.


    Thanks again,

    Kevin
     
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    But why don't you still hit record in this case, and still watch "live"? (I'd still wait a few mins to buffer up for commercials)

    The only time I won't even risk this is when my hard drive is ABSOLUTELY full.. but in that case I usually don't watch something live. (Though I actually lost a couple of old musical performance recordings last week for the first time in a long time, since a 2 hour poker show recorded at midnight.. I had been thinning out the recordings since I'm recording most stuff on my S3 now, but I guess it recorded more that day than I expected.. ARGH.)
     

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