Why do I have to start over?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by HarleyRandom, May 28, 2020.

  1. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes when I am in the middle of watching a show I recorded, I do something else, such as when there is an ad for a show and I want to make sure that show ill record. Usually when I come back to the show I was watching it says "Resume playing" but sometimes it says "Play" and I'm back at the beginning, not knowing where I left off. What determines which one I get?
     
  2. rhain

    rhain Member TCF Club

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    Just a quick thought but did you press pause prior to walking away? If not then the show will continue to play and when it reaches the end and you go back and select it from 'Now Playing' it would not know where you walked away.
     
  3. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I do one of two things when I "walk away". Either I press the left button to go to the "My Shows" list or the TiVo button to go to the main menu. I don't think pressing the TiVo button causes this to happen.

    I might also press "Pause" but I wouldn't really have a reason to.
     
  4. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    Depends how far you are in the program.
     
  5. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that close to the end of a program, if I don't pause before clicking on the left button, it'll ask if I want to delete.
     
  6. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Yep--it's a TiVo feature (the TiVo box assumes that you are done with the show at that point).
     
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    HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I've known this for a long time, but it's annoying.
     
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    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

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    Something similar happens to me when I end up watching a show that I recorded, but instead I am watching the "live" version. This may or may not be what you do.

    Sometimes I start to watch a show like Survivor as it is on the TV when I turn the TV on, so I press the left button of (go back all the way to the buffer beginning and start watching). It is also recording. Sometimes I pause watching to do something in the TiVO menu. ONce doe, if I select that show in MY Show recordings, it would say play, even if I had paused it. That's because the recorded show is un-watched, because I was watching and had paused the buffered show.
     
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    HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    I usually don't watch the live version.
     
  10. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Try pressing Live TV button.
     
  11. jerryez

    jerryez Active Member

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    If you are watching a program that is still recording when you exit, you will not have a resume feature, you should just press pause and then guide and then play when exiting guide. Unless you want to finish the program at a later date.
     
  12. HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Well-Known Member

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    Instead of guide, I have found it easier to figure out how to navigate by going to the main menu, then scrolling down to "record by time" or whatever it is.
     

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