Tivo recording/suggesting unwanted programs

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Mountain Girl, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Mountain Girl

    Mountain Girl New Member

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    Just got my Tivo last month, and I have way too many programs that are from channels I don't watch or like, for instance sports...never even stop on those channels. How do I get it to stop?
    Thanks,
    Mountain Girl
     
  2. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Go into user preferences and turn off Tivo Suggestions.
     
  3. Mountain Girl

    Mountain Girl New Member

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    So it's all or nothing?
     
  4. minimeh

    minimeh Vanity Phrase Here

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    You can deselect the all-sports channels and all other channels you don't watch. That would be in settings->channels.
     
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  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I found out last month that my cable company has an "Essentials" tier that kills all sports channels and their fees. But the gotcha is no other tiers can be added either.
     
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  6. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    This is what I do. No sense in having all the channels you never watch/don't like at all, in the scroll. I wish I could do that with my cable box tvs but, unfortunately, it cannot be done.

    If you want to keep 'suggestions' on (I don't care for it, but I know a lot of people do like it), just unchecking all those channels you don't like will take care of that part.
     
  7. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Is this on the most recent user interface (often referred to TE4 or Hydra), or the earlier, long-standing UI (TE3)?

    If the latter, it also can help to train your TiVo box: before deleting a show in the Suggestions list, thumb it up or down by 1-3 thumbs. After a little bit of this, the box will start learning and reflecting your preferences.
     
  8. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    OP, go to settings my channels list and deselect all the channels you don't like along with duplicates.
    Then when in guide select A button and choose my channels.
    After doing this none of those channels will be in searches or suggestions. Suggestions you hate 3 thumbs down.

    You can at any time select A again and see all channels and it will still tune to them and record if you want.
     

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