The best TiVo suggestion you've ever gotten

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Markell, Sep 29, 2007.

What TiVo suggestions do you use?

  1. My TiVo suggestions are disabled

    36 vote(s)
  2. I use SUGGESTIONS merely to track disk space

    11 vote(s)
  3. I glance at suggestions, but don't usually watch

    38 vote(s)
  4. I often watch TiVo suggestions

    31 vote(s)
  5. I often end up subscribing to TiVo suggestions

    7 vote(s)
  6. TiVo sometimes makes strange suggestions

    20 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Markell

    Markell New Member

    May 14, 2006


    Since I'm asking this, I really should answer it. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was RUN'S HOUSE. That was a terrific show about a rapper. Since I'm not a rap fan, it wouldn't have occurred to me to watch it, but TiVo knew I loved reality TV so it was suggested.

    What are some other success stories?
  2. jennifer

    jennifer Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2001
    My suggestions are disabled.

    I can't take the pressure of a Tivo telling me what to watch :D
  3. Dawny

    Dawny New Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Wild Wild West
    Ditto jennifer + not enough time.

    Perhaps in the future...
  4. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    None of your poll choices seem right to me.

    I have suggestions turned on, but end up deleting about 80% unwatched.
  5. Nfuego

    Nfuego Finally-My ugly mug

    Sep 27, 2004


    I don't understand why people think TiVo is TELLING them what to watch!

    The TiVo is buffering and recording 24/7...why not allow it to make a "SUGGESTION"...who cares if you watch it or not! If it is going to be recording might as well give you the OPPORTUNITY to watch it later.
  6. Dawny

    Dawny New Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Wild Wild West
    My storage is so small that my SPs and the other stuff that I record take up most of the space. If one had unlimited space, I would go for your theory and probably have suggestions on a lot. No need to SHOUT about it, though. ;)
  7. msdonnelly

    msdonnelly Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    I've turned suggestions off but not because I didn't want TiVo to tell me what to watch! With no suggestions being recorded I have maximum space for Recently deleted files which serve as a gauge of remaining space and let me go back pretty far and undelete something the wife wants to rewatch, etc.
  8. Dawny

    Dawny New Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Wild Wild West
    Undelete? Enlighten all models do this?
  9. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Go into your recently deleted folder, select a show, and you will get the options to recover the show ( restore it to the now playing list ) or permanently delete it.
  10. dylanemcgregor

    dylanemcgregor Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Corner of...
    The first couple of years I had TiVo the suggestions were a little unnerving how good they were. It got to the point that if I forgot to record something I didn't worry about it too much because a suggestion would probably catch it.

    Unfortunately today the suggestions are not quite as spot on, this is probably from the fact that I now have about 15 channels instead of 500, so there is only so much gold that Tivo can find that I'm not already recording.
  11. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    SW VA
    Interesting. I just added up the percentages in the poll and got 140%
  12. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    I don't recall. I know there were probably some series and movies.

    Not a suggestion, but when I first got TiVo and was working out the setup bugs, and error in channel changing recorded a program on the Prelinger archives, which I am a fan of.
  13. gdomeier

    gdomeier New Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    Sartell, MN USA
    I use tivo suggestions partly as a soft season pass. There are some shows I like to watch but don't really care to watch them all the time. I give those shows one or two thumbs up. That way, tivo usually has a couple of those shows recorded as suggestions.
  14. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    Tivo Suggestions Disabled.

    When I did have it enabled, not a single choice was of any interest to me at all.

    So, disabled it. Really I have no need for it at all.

    I control my Tivo and TV watching. Tivo does not control me :D
  15. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    That's because you are allowed to choose multiple options.

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    I turned it off, when it started changing the channel while I was watching Football, or Golf. Im not allways at the TV, but knowing I can go back and rewind was cool,,, Untill I go back to TV and "Happy Days' is recording.
  17. NerdXing

    NerdXing New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    I turned it off only because it would fill up my Tivo otherwise. If I had unlimited space I would leave it on as the Tivo does have a few good suggestions in fact my Tivo has suggested several programs I would never have found let alone watched otherwise. Sometimes it I think it knows me and my tastes a little better than I do.
  18. Dawny

    Dawny New Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Wild Wild West
    Can not find a recently deleted folder. I feel like I know the menus fairly well and I have never known of a recently deleted folder. :( is my TiVo too old perhaps, or am I just not finding it? Thanks, though, for your answer :)
  19. jayfest

    jayfest Not-so-New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    New Jersey
    "Recently Deleted" should be at the very bottom of your "Now Playing" list, under Suggestions, but above other TiVos, if you have multiple DVRs connected. I see it even when I have 0 items in there.
  20. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

    Mar 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Missed "Reaper" series pilot on CW, both nights. I didn't know about it until was too late, was disappointed, until I found on Fri morning that Tivo Suggestions had caught it for me.

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