TiVo Introduces OnePass

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  1. Mar 3, 2015 #701 of 898

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008


    Please make sure to post in multiple forums.
  2. Mar 3, 2015 #702 of 898

    tivoboy Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    thanks for the tips..I've tried all of the above, and sadly nothing shows up again?

    What could be up with that? Anyone have any other experience with this and other options for fixes?
  3. Mar 3, 2015 #703 of 898

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Well, there is the more drastic tack of rebooting rather than merely forcing a connection. I know it took a reboot for everyone to see the new name I gave a TiVo after moving it to a different room.
  4. Mar 3, 2015 #704 of 898

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    That ability already exists when setting-up a OnePass. You can specify a particular channel via the "Channel:" setting, in the bottom "Record" section of the OnePass Options dialog; however, take note of the following:
    • you can only select from channels on which upcoming episodes are currently listed in the guide, or, it appears, channels on which the show was previously recorded (not sure if recorded episode must still be listed in My Shows or not);
    • you cannot manually set the channel number for a OnePass; again, you're limited by the upcoming broadcasts for a show;
    • barring any upcoming episodes on the desired channel, you'd need to set Channel to "All" and then tweak the other settings (e.g. "HD only", "New only") to try to ensure you grab and keep just the new episodes for a show. Alternatively, you'd need to be sure to check back in shortly before a show begins airing to modify the OnePass to restrict itself to the desired channel;

    That said, if you're looking to also capture repeats for a show, without risking your new episodes, the workaround has been to create a Wishlist to capture the reruns.
  5. Mar 4, 2015 #705 of 898

    met_fan Member

    May 12, 2014
    Easthampton, MA


    Just got my first TiVo and after setting up a bunch of OnePasses, I've noticed a lot of the shows show they're going to record multiple episodes per week. I set them to record new eps only, on the one channel the new eps air on. However, it looks like Justified is going to record several times this week, and the Simpsons is set to record 2 syndicated eps Sunday afternoon on Fox but not the regular prime time airing (which is new). Is this behavior anyone has noticed or am I getting something really wrong?
  6. Mar 4, 2015 #706 of 898

    wscottcross Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    So how much is Blast in your area? Blast for me is 105Mb, is that the same everywhere?


    It just got to the point where we realized we were paying for ALOT of extras and that most of what we watched was on the major networks and all those were available OTA. There were a couple of exceptions; The Walking Dead and one or two Discovery channel shows. If you want to call it "cord cutter math" because it makes you feel better about paying your bill, go for it. I'm still saving the money.
  7. Mar 4, 2015 #707 of 898

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Sometimes the To Do List takes a while to reflect reality. This can be seen by looking at the History log. You will often see "not recorded" because they are duplicates or not new. Justified shows that since midnight confuses the guide. However, not indicating a first time showing of a show you select is not normal and I would look at that one for an error. Oh yeah, sometimes a non-new will record. The box is not perfect. Check with Zap2It.com for 99% accuracy. Frequently there is a difference between that and the TiVo guide.
  8. Mar 4, 2015 #708 of 898

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm a big jazz aficionado and the only one of those shows I would be remotely interested in watching would be "Big Band Theory." What channel is it on?;)
  9. Mar 4, 2015 #709 of 898

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Tell us specifically which providers you have enabled on your Premiere and which ones are showing up on your Mini.

    Again, I am assuming you are referring to the Video Providers menu option in My Shows. Please correct me if you mean something else.
  10. Mar 4, 2015 #710 of 898

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    When you first set up a OnePass, the scheduler treats as NEW any episode whose Original Air Date is within 28 days of the date of the airing. That explains "Justified".

    For "The Simpsons", I think it likely that you have the 1P set on the wrong channel. Possibly FXX rather than FOX.
  11. Mar 4, 2015 #711 of 898

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Blast is 105 Mb in my area. I currently pay $99 for TV and Internet promo bundle with $12 tacked on for an upgrade to blast. Prior to doing the bundle, I was paying $63.95 for Blast, which was about 42% of my TV/Internet bill, so let's say I'm paying about $54 a month.

    $88.95 sounds like the price you pay if you don't have any other service with Comcast as that's $25 more than I was paying when not on a promo.
  12. Mar 4, 2015 #712 of 898

    wscottcross Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    If that's the case, then the cost for TV was even higher with the bundle. At any rate, I'm happy with the direction I went and I'm done hijacking this thread. If anyone wants to debate the "cost cutter math" further, we should start a new thread.
  13. Mar 5, 2015 #713 of 898

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

    Dec 6, 2001
    Why is that a problem?

    We cut the cord years ago (5?) and a side effect was that we (especially the kids) watched a lot less TV. I consider that a good thing regardless of money saved.
  14. Mar 5, 2015 #714 of 898

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    The problem comes when people say cable is too expensive as a justification, then immediately turn around and pay up to 75% for HSI alone vs. what many folks on a double play promo pay for HSI + TV.

    The point is that if you don't want to watch all the good shows and sports on cable, fine, that's a great reason to cut the cord. But solely using cost as a justification is usually a red herring unless you're really on a tight budget, because TV is not a massive incremental cost for a combo package.
  15. Mar 5, 2015 #715 of 898

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

    Apr 2, 2005
    The "cord cutter math" makes the cord cutter feel better about their switch. Nothing to do with me.

    I'm just a reporter. I'm just following the story.

    I checked the prices in your area and I see a regular cable tv channel (all the major non-premium channels) package for a regular price of ~$65/mo.

    I also see a very basic 50+ mbps internet, plus HBO plus an OTA-like tv package (possibly streaming) for ~$69/mo regular price.

    MY experience is the cord cutter is never quoting the prices of these types of cable packages when talking about the money they are saving. They must quote triple digits because it makes their point much better or so it seems.

    Your $276/mo is the highest price per month that I've read of anyone paying for cable and internet. And really the greatest example of "cord cutter" math I've come across.
  16. Mar 5, 2015 #716 of 898

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    ^^^^^^ This!

    Funny thing is, most of the true cord cutters are young single apartment dwellers. (Really, cord not yets?) It is rare to see a true cord cutter living in a large house with a wife and a bunch of kids running around.

    I will always need a broadband internet connection so that is a fixed cost. There may come a time when streaming services offer a comparable experience to linear cable - but I don't consider that cord cutting, just cost shifting.

    On FIOS, if I really wanted to reduce my bill, I could drop down to 50/50 internet and 155 basic cable package for $85 ($75 for 25/25)

    As it is, with my 75/75 speed, ultimate HD programming and phone I am paying something around $150 a month.

    Sure sport packages and premium Channels will add to that cost, but let's be realistic in our estimates!
  17. Mar 5, 2015 #717 of 898

    Islanti Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    Georgetown, TX
    I'm not trying to cut the cord but here's my current Internet/Cable/Telephone bill @$307/mo.

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  18. Mar 5, 2015 #718 of 898

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007

    That is exactly the point I was trying to make. You have tripple play plus every possible Premium channel option - add to that the 600gb extra internet data and you have "chosen" to inflate your internet / cable bill to an extreme level.

    When a cord cutter uses a comparison number he cannot use what you are showing, because he hasn't replaced them.

    He still needs internet of some kind, and he looses all the perceived value you receive paying for it.

    Apples to apples - his savings would be whatever "lifeline" TV package his cable provider offers.

    Most likely about $10 added to his internet package. Woop, woop - saving $10 a month!

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  19. Mar 5, 2015 #719 of 898

    wscottcross Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    You guys are obviously right and I'm wrong so lets let this thread hijack end here.
  20. Mar 5, 2015 #720 of 898

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    $276 WOW, I have triple play with Comcast in Hartford CT, 4 cable cards, 2 full featured telephone Land lines, 100Mb internet, HBO, SHO, STZ, and some sport package my wife wants, and a two year contract, cost $203/month inc. all extra taxes and other fees.

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