Skip to time - can it be done?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by boringgit, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. geekspeak

    geekspeak New Member

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    There is an issue that has been discussed in the past and confirmed by several users that it does sometimes forget the resume. It is not restricted to pressing standby. Had it myself fairly frequently over the years.

    Don't think that anyone ever tracked down the circumstances, although someone did suggest a specific routinue of buttons to press to try and avoid it. (not sure how successful it was!)
     
  2. Wonk

    Wonk New Member

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    Dimly remembered advice from an old thread, the detail of which now escapes me, has had me use the left arrow on the remote to return to the Now Showing menu on the odd occasion I need to stop watching something part way through.

    Since I started doing that, I can't recall any times that I couldn't resume from the previous playing position.
     
  3. Nebulous

    Nebulous New Member

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    I'm with wonk on this one. I've always instinctively gone left out of everything including playback and I don't recall the resume ever failing to remember the last position.
     
  4. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Ha! My remote has a seperate power button for the TV so the first feature isn't applicable.
    My tivo also has no scart connection since I am not in the UK
    With these two "limitations" in mind the standby feature is relatively useless anywhere but the UK.

    Not sure about the suggestions....
     
  5. AMc

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    If you choose a channel on live TV then choose another you can use the "Enter/Jump" button to flick between the current and last channel and back - hence "Jump".
    In practice I never watch live TV often enough to use this feature - as external channel changing is slow, it still loses the buffer and live TV is painful to watch without the buffer.
     
  6. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    to those asking why TiVo has a standby, the first versions of the series 1 TiVos in the States didn't have a standby mode - the standby button on the remote only sent the TV into standby.

    However, consumer surveys revealed that people din't understand why TiVo couldn't be put into standby so standby mode was added initially to allow this perception of being able to put the box into standby (i.e. turn off the green LED!) and also allow the box to start recording suggestions immediately rather than waiting for 30 minutes of inactivity.
     
  7. Pugwash

    Pugwash New Member

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    My girlfriend was forever pressing the TiVo button to exit back to "now showing", and I'm not certain this retains the resume position either?
     
  8. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    Yes, it does.
     
  9. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    You have a standby button on your remote? is it called something else? I don't see it on mine. (S2 649DT)
     
  10. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    This is the Tivo UK forum.

    All our Thomson Tivo S1 models have a silver remote with a Standby button on it.

    Unfortunately we don't have S2 Tivos in the UK, let alone any S3 series models! :eek: :( :mad:
     
  11. gyre

    gyre Wookie

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    The only thing I've found that the standby button does is increase the likelihood of my tivo crashing and rebooting :)

    -- gyre --
     
  12. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    I should have mentioned that the US remotes don't have "standby" written on the remote - the button next to the TiVo button that does that is called something else. I don't know where my US S1 remote is at the moment so I can't find out what it's labeled as.

    On the S2/S3 remote image provided for TivoWeb Plus it's marked Window, but I'm pretty certain that's not what the S1 remote is marked.
     
  13. Ashley

    Ashley Aibo nut

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    It's marked 'TV Pwr' on the black s1 remote.
     
  14. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    That button turns off my TV.
     
  15. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Well yeah. Given that it's marked as such, that's what I would expect it to do :p
     
  16. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    The "standby" button on my Sony remote is a big round green button at the top left under a header that says ---power--- . Under the same header is a narrow button labeled TV.
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    I think the Sony is the best Tivo remote design of them all with the Toshiba model a close second. I HATE the peanut.
     
  17. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    I have to say the peanut is the best remote I've ever used. It's ergonmonically near-perfect.
     
  18. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    I respect your opinion and cannot imagine anyone would ever say such a thing. I prefer the remote from my 13 channel TV from 1982 more than the peanut. I wish tivo didn't try to reinvent the wheel.

    I could be pushed to use a peanut shaped remote if the channel/volume buttons were at the bottom instead of in the middle.
    I can honestly say it was the second biggest reason I didn't upgrade to a series 2.
     
  19. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    I love the peanut layout, my thumb can find all the buttons without looking down at it.
    The only time I need to look at the control is when using the numbered buttons.

    Why do controls need so many buttons, it should all be in the GUI.

    Those other 2 controls pictured above reduced the size of the pause, play and ff buttons too much.
    Why is mute nowhere near the volume controls on the sony remote ?

    The record button should be near the up/down, or channel change,
    as thats what you do before pressing it....

    The toshiba one is awful (though more similar to 90% of all remotes)
     
  20. TCM2007

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    I guess it depends on which buttons you actually use. For me I can reach buttons I use all the time with my thumb without changing my grip, while the sape of the remote and the differening shape and size of teh buttons means i don't have to look to see what i'm doing.

    The only think I'd change is to move the Clear button up to within that "don't change grip" zone.
     

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