TiVo recording Teleworld programming

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by argusx, May 19, 2011.

  1. argusx

    argusx New Member

    Dec 7, 2008


    How many of you are have TiVo's recording programs by 'Teleworld' (basically, nothing but infomercials)? I've given this particular item a 3 thumbs down and the TiVo continues to record them. In addition, I can't actually find the programs that have been recorded anywhere, not in 'Now Playing' or 'Showcases'. It appears to me the TiVo could fill the drive with this programming and it's basically invisible, I can't even find it to delete it. Has anyone else seen this behavior?

    I've done a Google search regarding this and I've seen postings as far back as 2002. People were saying it's only a 'glitch'. Nine years later and it's still going on? Doesn't sound like a glitch to me.
  2. socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Why not do a search on the board here instead of google?

    Tivo will "record" Teleword because it has information in the signal for Tivo's own purposes. After the recording is done and the information extracted it is removed from the system. This should only happen in the middle of the night an not interfere with any of your currently scheduled recordings.
  3. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

    Feb 8, 2011
    @argusx-You only need to post once here.
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    I have never seen anyone reply that recording teleworld was a glitch. Way to spread yet more nonsense over multiple forums
  5. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

    Aug 29, 2002


    The Teleworld recordings are how the TiVo box gets the "gold star" video content. A whole lot more efficient than doing a network download to each and every TiVo. It is put in a reserved area on the disk and does not effect how much you can store. And any recordings you schedule for that time will take precedence over the Teleworld stuff. At one time (but no longer), they even distributed guide information using the Teleworld recordings, using a weird encoding of the video signal (it just looked like static).

    BTW, "Teleworld" is the original name of TiVo.
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    Huh? More wrong information.
    The teleworld recordings are where the video for the yellow star ads and showcases come from. Click on any yellow ad or on a showcase to see the video. There is no information extracted, they stopped using that method many years ago.
  7. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Well, there is information *somewhere* about how to chop the single video into different segments. (may be via the daily call though.)

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