Too Many Suggestion Recordings Since Hydra (final)

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by macfactor, May 1, 2018.

  1. Cheezmo

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    Have you had ANY movies get recorded. As far as I can tell suggestions no longer records movies. I really want the old way back. PLEASE!
     
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  2. computersteve

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    I don't understand why it's not recording movies at all... Literally every suggested show it records is a tv show =(
     
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  3. Cheezmo

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    Because they broke it with little testing or care as to how it would impact customers who were accustomed to it working the way it always has.
     
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  5. Cheezmo

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    Same here. News shows is all it records. This is such a kick in the teeth for those of us that have enjoyed using Suggestions all these years, can't believe they decided to completely break it in a minor software update with no notice at all that such a significant change was being made. I guess they assumed nobody used the feature and so nobody would notice? Wrong.
     
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  6. Vincent Bonanno

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    It worked fine before it started recording things like crazy a few weeks ago. I understand the desire to imrpove Suggestions, but it deteriorated pretty noticably.
     
  7. MMG

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    You too? That’s all I get is news shows!


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  8. dfreybur

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    Our suggestions have plenty of new, comedies and a couple of other genre. With this update it seems like it's recording fewer suggestions than ever. Roughly ten episodes per day.

    Strangely, we watch a lot of current detective and crime shows but none of the ancient ones record. I expect Columbo or Perry Mason to be recorded but they aren't.

    I haven't seen any movies appear in our suggestions either. As we mostly she movies in the cinema I didn't notice that until I read it in this thread.

    Suggestions is one of Tivo's market differentiators. It was one of their patents early on. It's bewildering that they would break one of their core features apparently without testing and then not just roll back the change. This new version clearly isn't a roll back. It almost looks like that patent is about to expire and they are dumbing it down to match the coming competition.
     
  9. sangs

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    Is this still happening for people? Are suggestions till fubared, or have they finally fixed it?
     
  10. dianebrat

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    It was fixed a long time ago, there's no reason to keep them off if you wanted to try again, but apparently the accuracy leaves something to be desired, but they're no longer recording everything they see.
     
  11. sangs

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    Thanks @dianebrat - much appreciated. Are Thumbs Up and Down being accurately reflected again?
     
  12. Mike McBride

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    As the other said, it is still broken, i.e. no movies just TV shows. Thumbs Down has some effect, I was getting every cable talk show and Thumbs Down killed them off but that ended up with hardly any Suggestions showing up at all.
     
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  13. dfreybur

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    Nope. Suggestions don't have that failure mode any more but they definitely record shows not of interest.

    Maybe it tracks what we watch on live TV. I watch a lot of live news and it records a lot of news shows. None of which I care about because I only watch news when it's live and only at times when the traffic reports are of interest.
     
  14. robatcgu

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    Just looked at my suggestions - Classic College Football! I don't even watch current College Football!
    At this point I am considering switching this feature off - it is useless. But given Tivo's inability to differentiate between a new episode, and a rehash of previous episodes, I am beginning to wonder what I pay the yearly fee for, apart from the thumb exercise of deleting stuff I will never watch!
     
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  15. Vincent Bonanno

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    I turned off suggestions a while back. It's not very useful. All I would expect is for it to roll back to the functionality it had a year ago and I'd be very pleased. As it stands, it's not useful at all.
     
  16. dfreybur

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    I just let mine record whatever and use the suggestions list to get rid of deleted episodes. If I let it do that it trims the recently deleted folder down to zero over night and records enough suggestions to hit roughly 50% of the disk no matter what it actually displays. The display only counts the real recordings not including the suggestions.

    Because suggestions now use some sort of spread out preferences across many subscribers, it records junk mostly. Then add the fact that it automatically does a thumbs up whenever you do a manual recording, every time we record a news show that increases the number of news episodes recorded as suggestions, probably for a LOT of subscribers not just us.

    Suggestions. Once a major market differentiator. Now just a way to indirectly manage the recently deleted folder. I've thought about turning off suggestions recording but it's just as easy to ignore them.
     
  17. shwru980r

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    I have found recordings of To Be Announced(TBA) in my suggestions.
     
  18. pfiagra

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    You must have very broad tastes.
     
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  19. KevinLemke

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    Here it is January 9 2019 and suggestions are still broken. I am experiencing what others are saying. Most frustrating is it is not recording any movies, only tv shows. I called TiVo chat support and they said we don’t record suggested movies with no other explanation. I call TiVo phone support and they said you need to call your cable company since that is where I got the box. My cable company, Midcontinent, had no explanation, but I requested they research it and get back to me. If I hear anything I will post it here.
     
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  20. Vincent Bonanno

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    This really stinks. Suggestions worked very well until they made changes and now it's unusable to many.
     
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