This is going to sound extremely crazy...

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

  1. urkel-Os

    urkel-Os Teh Cereal

    Oct 23, 2005

    Jeez -- lighten up, Francis. It's a big leap to get from pranking on someone's TV to seizures and heart attacks (unless you switch their TV to video of Mary Hart).
  2. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

    Nov 5, 2004
    Back home...
    Still no serious replies?

    What exactly does TiVo look for in a keyword wish list? As stated earlier, I have no wish lists using the word grill or food or anything close to that. I do have other wish lists using other keywords though. I did not pay attention at the time to the indicator as to how those two programs were recorded. I just deleted them and went on from there.

    Would it be possible, say, to have a wish list for Halloween and maybe it would record a program that originally aired on Oct. 31?

    Just grasping for straws here too, but I would really like to know where those two shows came from.:confused:
  3. moonscape

    moonscape Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    well, the wishlist thing isn't a factor in my case. my 'rachael ray' recordings came from an involuntary season pass - on a new series 3 that i had only recorded =maybe= a couple dozen shows on. hadn't even gotten around to any wishlists and set up only a few season passes as my series 2 was still on guard duty.

    i have 3 series 2's on two coasts so certainly know my way around a tivo and this has not happened in the 5 years i've owned tivos.

    i don't do on-line scheduling and know it wasn't a thumbs-up issue. there were not even any season passes i set up starting with 'r' except 'real time with bill maher' in the past and i'm not subscribed to HBO on this coast any longer.

    who the hell knows. not i.

    rachel ray must be really hard up to have to resort to these tactics.
  4. Lensman

    Lensman Member

    Dec 22, 2001
    Hoboken, NJ...
    Just another theory:

    As everyone knows, our Tivos are on and active all the time, even when the TV is off. :)

    What if some stray commands were hit on the remote while the TV was off? Anything could happen!
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    This same thread is started every few months and 99% of the time it is a Guru guide the user didn't know they are subscribed to.
  6. mec1991

    mec1991 Cranky old coot

    Nov 5, 2004
    Back home...
    Sorry, no Guru Guides here.:) But thanks for an alternative anyway.
  7. mikesay98

    mikesay98 New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Hi everyone, glad to see this thread is rousing so many different theories that I honestly had never thought of. Personally, I'd rather one of them be true so that I can say there's a real reason for this. But, as an update, let me address some of the theories that have been suggested since my last post:

    First and foremost, I know it CANNOT be a Guru Guide. Not only is this (replaced) new TiVo too new for me to have even set one up (I don't know if I ever have really), I just checked and I don't have any set up. So it can't be that.

    Someone mentioned the Universal Swivel Search. I don't see how that could be it since I'd still need to set up a recording. Anyway, I never use that on my TiVo, as I find it utterly confusing and pointless.

    Another person mentioned the "thumbs up" during a commercial option. I thought that possible for a moment. But as others mentioned, it would still require another confirmation that you want to record such a showing. And besides, I fast forward through all commercials, so I wouldn't have a chance to accidentally press the thumbs up anyway.

    The idea of a neighbor or someone else controlling my TiVo, while interesting, is an extreme long shot, lol. I have no neighbor on my TV side of me, and on the other side of my apartment, well, I can't see anyone caring to do this, much less succeeding. I wouldn't give this much credit.

    Another person mentioned accidentally hitting buttons while the TV is off. It's certainly possible, but highly unlikely. I usually turn my TV off and then set the remote somewhere. There's no way I could have accidentally hit a whole bunch of buttons either before or after the TV is off.

    Some have felt the idea of a glitch in in the online programming to be a possibility. I actually think that's a reasonable possibility. Still weird, but nonetheless possible. I just wish there were a way to actually see what prompted a recording. Perhaps, if anything is to come of this, is that it would be a GREAT feature to see on every recording how it was told to record (commanded at a certain time, commanded online, suggested recording, etc).

    Any other ideas? I'm amazed at the many things people have come up with, all while highly improbable, still within even the slightest realm of possibility.
  8. VivaLasVegas

    VivaLasVegas STeVo HD

    May 17, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    If the TiVo was already tuned to the right channel, it might only take accidentally hitting the Record button during the live broadcast. Still unlikely, but not as unlikely as a whole bunch of buttons...
  9. ScottUrman

    ScottUrman Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
    Do you have more than 1 Tivo? If the remote codes are set poorly, you could very well be controlling both with the same remote, but only looking at the output of one.
  10. wblynch

    wblynch Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Maybe your pet stepped on the record button?

    Don't laugh, my dog did it to me one time. He jumped on the couch and a few minutes later we realized the show we were watching was being recorded. Usually he just changes the channel, but his aim must have improved!
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    When can you just hit record? Unless there's some case I can't think of, you have to
    at least confirm one more 'record this show' prompt, so record + enter/right arrow would mean two presses minimum.

    (I usually go to season pass & other options, to add padding or make sure it's set at basic quality.)

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