Why is Tivo recording the CBS evening News?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by rmassey, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Both my S3 and TivoHD recorded the CBS Evening new with Katie Couric. Just like I had a season pass for it and I don't. It's not a suggested recording either. On one Tivo it recorded two days worth and created a folder just like a season pass. I checked season passes, nope it's not there.

    WTH, does Tivo think I need to be more informed?

    I gave these recording a big Thumbs down x3 and will delete and see if these record again.

    OK.... History shows ... Downloaded on 6/15/11.... Ok, it must be a tivo cast.

    Who do I contact to get these removed? I recall some post said you cannot just cancel the tivocast, you have to contact a specific Tivo rep to ask to have it removed.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Video On Demand -> Free VOD and Web Videos -> news & politics -> CBS Evening News With Katie Couric -> Cancel season pass?
     
  3. SpiritualPoet

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    The CBS Evening News no longer has Katie Couric. It has Scott Pelley. If a TiVo is still recording broadcasts with Katie, they must be repeats. LOL
     
  4. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Yeah, thanks for the UI reminder lesson, but I think I know where the setting is located.

    My point was even if a user cancels a Tivocast season pass, Tivo continues to record the program.
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Tivocast would not show up in season pass manager or ToDo list. So, you have to cancel from the VOD menu.
     
  6. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Yes, yes... I understand the menu system on the Tivo. Did you happen to notice my comment in my OP?

     
  7. jerrymc

    jerrymc TiVo Tinker

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    Maybe your Tivo felt sorry for CBS because no one watches anymore?
     
  8. SpiritualPoet

    SpiritualPoet Member

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    Years ago an old "Family Circus" comic strip had the little girl Dolly say something like: "The Petersons have a machine that watches television for them!"
     
  9. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Strange. My S2DT has been recording things I have never heard of and they are in the now playing list too, as if they were season passes. I suppose it could be VOD. How do I find out what VOD things I have SP's to? AFAIK, I've never used VOD so I'm not sure how I could have set up a season pass. I've deleted 'em all already, but what should I check for when I get the next one?

    However, I am pretty sure that one of them was the CBS evening news, like the OP.
     
  10. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure you don't have auto-recording wishlists? I have seen autorecording wishlists catch 'weird' shows fairly often (in fact, I wish I could EASILY tell various wishlists to NEVER record this specific show again -- but that's fairly far down the list of other things I know will never be fixed/improved)... and I believe some of the things that wishlists can key off of are not normally visible, and/or are only in the extended info you get when you hit the Info button when in a show.
     
  11. MarcC

    MarcC Lurking n00b

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    Do you watch the CBS Evening News often? I've noticed that mine tends to decide to record things I watch fairly often, even if I don't happen to touch the thumb buttons. I think it's working off of common keywords in the program descriptions, so it might have decided to record the news for you because you watch a lot of current affairs programming.
     
  12. a68oliver

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    MarcC, if you ever did a manual one-time recording of the CBS Evening News, I believe Tivo will give it an "implied" thumbs up as opposed to an "explicit" thumbs up. That is, it automatically gives it a thumbs up for you (since you recorded it) and you don't have to manually give it a thumbs up.

    Therefore, since it now has a thumbs up (which you didn't give it), it may show up as a suggestion.

    But suggestions and wishlist recordings are easy to identify. Suggestions have the Tivo icon and autorecording wishlists have a blue star icon, as opposed to the blank/gold ball/green ball icons.

    What do the icons look like next to the mysterious recordings?
     
  13. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    But for me (not sure of the OP), these things ARE NOT showing up as suggestions. They are in the Now Playing list as regular recordings. I checked, and I don't have ANY ARWL on that Tivo.
     
  14. MarcC

    MarcC Lurking n00b

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    a68oliver,

    Yep, I had forgotten it did that, they say memory is the first thing to go... :) I usually put them back to neutral unless it's something I really like. As Lazarus Long said, "When in doubt, vote against.

    I suppose my actual point(cleverly disguised under a semi-obscure SF quote) was that if you watch a specific program often enough, the software seems to decide that maybe you want it to hang onto some episodes for you, these don't show up as suggestions. I tend to read while I have it set to a music channel (classic country in my case, I'm an old guy from Texas /shrug). I'll bring up the Now Playing screen sometimes, and there, NOT in anything but it's own entry, is a couple of hours of music recordings.

    My experience seemed to parallel rmassey's initial question, and my reply was aimed at him, I'm sorry I was kind of unclear in my first post. Personally, I don't know if this a bug or a feature, but judging by the lack of any kind of special icon or documentation, i'm going to go with bugged feature. :\
     
  15. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    No, I don't. I had setup a VOD Tivocast at one time and forgot about it. I removed the SP and gave it a thumbs down. I think that has taken care of it.
     
  16. MScottC

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  17. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Huh? No, that can't be true... that's rather ridiculous.
     

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