Update around the corner...

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by mikerr, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Tavis75

    Tavis75 New Member

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    One thing that's bugging me after the update (other than my TiVo constantly rebooting until I got it switched out by an engineer) is the fact that you don't seem to be able to choose to set up a normal season pass from the TV guide, only the express version, which doesn't have the settings I want. Is there a way to get the normal season pass setup menu to appear from there, I do I have to do what I have been doing, set a recording then edit it afterwards to change the settings?

    Alternatively, is there a way to edit the defaults for the express season pass, mostly, changing the number of episodes to keep?
     
  2. TIVO_YORK99

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    Instead of clicking on the express series link, I think you just choose explore this show and then you get the normal season pass options.

    You can't currently change the defaults for the express series links.

    If you have an android phone, it is far easier to set season passes using Tivo Commander. This gives you all the options automatically and is very quick to set.
     
  3. sxb

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    For anyone having problems deleting recordings, I think I worked it out.

    Seems if you back out of watching a recording with the left arrow (i.e. go back to the menu) then the recording seems to become write protected and can't be deleted. To get rid of it you have to go back into it and jump to the end (so it gives the popup menu with keep/delete options). Once its not a partially viewed recording any more then it can be deleted normally.

    They seem to have broken this when they fixed the stop button (which also now jumps to the previous menu, but delete option does work there!). Guess they spent so long testing the stop button they forgot to check the old way

    Of course now we've got an automatic 4 mins padding added by default to all on off recordings so the number of partially viewed recordings is going to increase.
     
  4. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    So just get in the habit of pressing stop to exit the recording ?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 #165 of 176
    sxb

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    Yep, or jump to the end before exiting. Its a hard habit to break after years of backing out though :)
     
  6. Dec 2, 2011 #166 of 176
    CeeBeeUK

    CeeBeeUK New Member

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    SPR, did they transfer anything? My box is still rebooting, I had hoped it would settle down, so it looks like a box swap for me. :(
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 #167 of 176
    sjp

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    sadly everything goes out the door with the box.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 #168 of 176
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Well doesn't help you now - but it is possible to backup the entire (premiere) drive with or without recordings to another same/bigger drive:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=455968

    You could only play those recordings by putting the new drive in another TiVo (premiere)

    No current way to extract individual recordings ( other than record in real time over scart/possibly hdmi) from a tivo "premiere".

    Forum rules mean all I can say is the VM TiVo is effectively the same as the TiVo premiere...
     
  9. Dec 3, 2011 #169 of 176
    Tony Hoyle

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    That would probably work, but technically you're not even allowed to open the VM Tivo as it's only a rented device..
     
  10. Dec 3, 2011 #170 of 176
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I'm sure that won't stop some people :)

    (And no, that comment was not aimed at anyone individual.)
     
  11. Dec 3, 2011 #171 of 176
    browellm

    browellm New Member

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    Carl, thank god we have you as the moral backbone of this forum.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2011 #172 of 176
    Fixerman

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    .....and not just THIS forum!:D
     
  13. Dec 3, 2011 #173 of 176
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I would have hoped that the smiley would convey that I was trying for levity rather than being serious, but perhaps I should have been slightly less subtle :rolleyes:

    That said, I really do fail to see what is actually wrong in having, as you put it, morals. Or, in this case, simply sticking to the T&C agreed to on signing-up to receive services from VM :confused:
     
  14. Dec 3, 2011 #174 of 176
    browellm

    browellm New Member

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    Tee hee.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2011 #175 of 176
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    :confused:
     
  16. Feb 5, 2012 #176 of 176
    SPR

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    Didn't realise it had been that long since I last logged on!
    Unfortunately they could not transfer anything as was suggested in the forum.

    and even if there was, it would probably now have been a useful function that they would have decided should be removed again!
     

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