Tivo menu weirdness...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by neurocutie, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    When I start at My Shows (Premiere at least, standard menus) and I choose a show to watch (pre-recorded), I hit the right arrow (or select I suppose) and it starts playing that show. When I hit left arrow, it stops playing that show, and brings me back to the My Shows menu... good, makes sense.

    However, if in My Shows, I choose a show that is currently being recorded, it starts playing, I watch to the end maybe, and hit left arrow, I somehow get thrown into *another* currently-recording show, NOT back to the My Shows menu. That seems weird why it would jump into another show that is totally unrelated to the show I just watched...
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Non-HD menus? Not sure those get much attention any more. They don't even exist on the Roamio or the Bolt.
     
  3. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    My remote starts sending double commands when the batteries get low. Maybe that's what's happening to you.
     
  4. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    yea, I tried the HD menus, but wasnt keen on them, but maybe I'll try them again...
    1) they seem too busy and the PIP window was distracting. I think they didn't have a live-TV option? no?
    2) I feed the Tivo output into a Slingbox. Can the Sling box handle HD menus? the res on Sling (e.g. in my office or on my iphone, at the receiving end of a 300-400kbs stream) isn't very high-res to begin with.
     
  5. JoeKustra

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    The video window can be disabled. Settings, Display, Video Window.

    The remote has a Live TV button.
     
  6. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    yes, but do all remote access methods (Sling, Tivo apps, etc) have a Live TV button? Does the IP command set have a Live TV button command?
     
  7. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    :confused: The Live TV button does one thing anywhere anytime: it takes you to a full screen of the current tuner. (Unless you are on full screen, then you move to the next tuner)

    I haven't tried every possible location, but I haven't found one to fail.

    I don't suggest you use the Live TV button to exit apps since hitting left will return you to the app. I would hit the TiVo button first.
     
  8. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    I'm not sure we're talking about the same issue...

    I'm concerned about controlling my Tivo when I DON'T have the native Tivo remote control available and its Live TV button, for example, across the Internet using a SlingBox or similar. Then all one has are the commands that the Tivo recognizes via its IP address, or that the SlingBox IR blaster knows how to send. All the remote interfaces seem to have the D-pad (arrows) available to nav the Tivo interface, but I'm not sure that the LiveTV button emulation is always available over the Internet. If not, the Watch Live TV option on the std menu is helpful.

    I tried the HD menus again and found that the text labels for the menu options are too small to read clearly when viewed over the Internet via SlingBox, at least at the res and bandwidth that I have available (about 300-400kbs). So what am I really missing by sticking with the std menus?
     
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I hope someone else will post a solution for you. I have no experience with this problem.
     
  10. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    We have used Slingbox Solos and 350s with TiVo and the Slingbox emulation of a TiVo remote includes a fully functional "Live TV" button...at least the Premiere and Roamio versions.
     
  11. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    thanks. do you use the HD menus with the Slingboxen and if so, can you actually see the menu labeling clearly, over the Internet (not just within your house network)?
     
  12. neurocutie

    neurocutie New Member

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    I think I know what is happening... it seems like a bug to me...

    I believe the idea is that, in My Shows, you select a program to watch, then if you left-arrow back out of that program, it tries to put you back in the My Shows menu exactly where you left off. HOWEVER, it apparently "remembers" where you left off in the My Shows menu by storing the POSITION (or number) of the menu entry that you were at.

    SO if, while you are watching your selected program, the unit starts to record another show, then that show gets inserted into the My Shows menu and the remembered place of where you are in that menu is now WRONG, such that, if you back out of that program, it plops you somewhere else, in the same position on the menu but now pointing at the wrong show since a new one got inserted.

    no biggie, but a minor bug
     
  13. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    We have Roamios so we always use HD menus (where available, of course). As long as your connection speed is sufficient, the menus are all very readable. The biggest "problem" is the latency between a button press and the execution of that command by the TiVo hardware. The internet adds so much lag that trickplay is impossible. However, Skipmode work great.
     
  14. mattack

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    Yeah, it's been like that for years.
     

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