This is going to sound extremely crazy...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mikesay98, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

    May 21, 2004
    Didn't RR season 2 premiere just air recently. (lots of commericals been airing about it). Perhaps you have a wishlist for premieres or something?
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    Since I'm a train buff, I have a wishlist set up with the keyword "train", so I don't know if there was anything on that show about trains....could be...I didn't check. I deleted it from my TDL as soon as I saw it there.
  3. mikesay98

    mikesay98 New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Thanks everyone so far for your responses. To answer a few points that have come up.

    The friend that called about it hasn't been to my place in probably over a month, so there's no way he could have set it up while I wasn't looking or anything like that. Yes, there was a very slight suspicion that he called and asked and it just happened to record the very same show. But he's not that crazy of a person, and he knows very well that I would have been more than happy to record it for him and get it to him somehow.

    I know there's some thought that possibly it was a suggestion or a wishlist or season pass. Now, it DOES record suggestions. However, as we all know, they go into a separate folder. Is it possible something went funky with the software and it went into the Now Playing folder all by itself? Sure, I suppose it's possible. It was over 3 hours and I don't think suggestions have ever recorded something that long, so maybe it caused an error?

    Also, my wishlist is completely empty. As I mentioned before, my box is fairly new, so I haven't even gotten around to setting up some wishlists. On that same note, I haven't set up many season passes either, but I reviewed them and this isn't on it.

    I'm "glad" to see others reporting similar problems, but I'm sure everyone probably thinks that we must have set it to record without realizing it. But the fact that I have NEVER watched the Tonys nor do I have any interest, nor do I have any recollection of it, I can honestly say I never programmed it to record.
  4. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    You wrote off SP, Suggestions, and WL. How about Guru Guides? Any of them?
  5. donkeykong

    donkeykong New Member

    Jun 20, 2004
    I can also understand why people would think that it was a suggestion or forgotten wish list, but it is definitely not. I've been a TiVo user for many years (all the way back to Series 1) and currently have six TiVos and I have never, ever had an issue like this before.

    Referring back to the recording of My Big Fat Greek Wedding that my TiVo recorded on its own, it not only recorded it once, but twice, one right after the other. Why would it record some suggestion or wish list twice knowing that it was in the Now Playing list?

    Also, like the OP mentioned, Suggestions go into a separate folder and perhaps it could be a tagging error, but I am actually getting Season Passes in my To Do List for shows I never scheduled which we all know is not the way Suggestions work.

    I'm inclined to agree with those who say that TiVo is becoming self-aware. So this is how the world ends?
  6. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    Yep, I am wondering about Gurur guides on the account as a whole and a glitch on TiVo server side sent some schedule this commands out.
  7. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Very recently, I got the message: (ps, I did not request the recording)

    "Scheduled: Law and Order
    Your online request was received...added to TDL..."

    This has happend 2 or 3 times over the last maybe 6 months or so, but for differing shows.

    It only happens on one of the 4 units I have in use, an upgraded 540040 w/lifetime.

    I just attribute it to stray commands bouncing around in the Tivo servers and reaching the wrong destination.
  8. tfellad

    tfellad Who is tfellad!?

    Jul 7, 2006
    Tha Ville,...
    Maybe Tivo Suggestion Record is enabled. Or even that Universal Media thing is as well.
  9. porges

    porges Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Maybe there's a bug in the Online Scheduling server, and somewhere there's a user wondering what happened to his Tony Awards.
  10. danschn

    danschn Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    New York
    Perhaps the Thumbs Up was hit during the right commercial, that sets up a recording.
  11. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    That's what I'm starting to think.
  12. pomerlp

    pomerlp New Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Then wouldn't other people on his guide have had the same problem? Anyone live near you with a TiVo have this happen to them?
  13. VivaLasVegas

    VivaLasVegas STeVo HD

    May 17, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    When someone mentioned all the Rachel Ray commercials, I started wondering the same thing.
  14. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    Hitting thumbs up takes you to a season pass setup screen. There are more button presses before the recording is set, the person dealing with that would remember it most likely.
  15. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
  16. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

    Nov 5, 2004
    Back home...
    Thank God I found this thread; I thought I had been having more "senior moments" than usual. :eek:

    My S2, but not my S1, has recorded some grilling show on the Food Channel twice recently.

    The only person in the household who watches the Food channel is my wife and she has her own TiVo.

    Not a wish list keyword of any kind.

    Not a suggestion as I turned them off ages ago when it started recording every program about WWII that ever aired.

    I have never used the online scheduling service.

    The S2 is connected via wireless, the S1 is dialup only. The season passes and wish lists are just about identical on both.

    If this is some sort of beta program, I would really like to opt out of it. :confused:
  17. urkel-Os

    urkel-Os Teh Cereal

    Oct 23, 2005
    Interesting thread. OP, is it possible that you have a neighbor with a TiVO whose remote commands are somehow controlling your DVR? I know this is grasping at straws, but I've wondered before if something like this was possible, particularly in an apartment building type situation. Otherwise, maybe it's time to get Chris Carter involved...
  18. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I was wondering the same thing, but I think it's rather unlikely. Although... I use an RF remote to control my TiVo, and it uses an RF-to-IR-emitter thingie to control the TiVo... if I lived in an apartment, and someone had a similar setup with RF-to-IR, I would be controlling their unit too (and they mine).
    However, I think that's be rather noticeable right away when you see the menu pointer move by itself. :)
  19. urkel-Os

    urkel-Os Teh Cereal

    Oct 23, 2005
    OP says it's a new TiVo. Maybe they just haven't been watching TV when the other TiVo owner used their own remote. As I said, grasping at straws. BTW, wouldn't it be great to be able to control somebody else's AV equipment like that? As the OP put it, that could very well drive the poor victim "extremely crazy." Reminds me of pranks we used to pull back in the college dorm.
  20. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    Ah, yes. Heartless pranks pulled on people whose personal makeup one has no knowledge of, so's to take a chance on sending someone over the deep end or into an epileptic seizure, cardiac incident, whatever.


    Such fun memories!


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