Why TivoHD can not continue playing video when browsing menu?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by lmsyl, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. lmsyl

    lmsyl New Member

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    I just switched from Comcast PVR to TivoHD. I missed the video window when doing whatever else. For example, in LIVE broadcast I missed part of it during browsing the TIVO MENU. :thumbsdown:

    I also missed the ability to switch between two recordings with one key press. Why do I need this? During football season, I can set up two recordings and switch between them with one key (previous key). :mad:

    So I think TIVO has something to improve to compete with Cable PVRs.
     
  2. techie714

    techie714 New Member

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    I completely agree with you on this statement. I used to love watching a program while using the menu system to choose something that was already recorded.
     
  3. mwwilliams10

    mwwilliams10 New Member

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    Here, here - I'm with you both.
     
  4. ScottUrman

    ScottUrman Member

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    And I'm with neither of you - that's the last thing I would want. :)
     
  5. jbernardis

    jbernardis Active Member

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    Tivo HD has 2 tuners. Tune to one game on each tuner and switch between them with the Live TV button. No need to set up recordings and 1-button switching
     
  6. lmsyl

    lmsyl New Member

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    But you need to PAUSE first before switch. No one key solution, right? I do not want to miss any snap of those two games. :eek:
     
  7. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    You better press Record for both of them, or else Tivo could start a Suggestion recording while you're getting a beer. :)
     
  8. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    If you pause each buffer before switching, how are you going to miss any snaps?

    Personally, I don't switch back and forth play-by-play. I'll watch 5-10 minutes of one, and then 5-10 minutes of the other before switching back.
     
  9. jbernardis

    jbernardis Active Member

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    You DO need to press pause - I forgot about that. I myself do not need to worry about suggestions - I have them turned off, but in any event, if TiVo is about to start a recording it asks you if it's OK. You can always cancel the recording.

    I very seldom set up a recording in these cases. Usually when I am watching two games, I switch to two different games during halftime. Having them set up as recordings complicates this.
     
  10. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    Not if you're in the bathroom for two minutes when it asks. It will switch if there is no response.
     

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