Will I lose my folder titles?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by vasilemj, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. vasilemj

    vasilemj Member

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    My family is experimenting for the summer and has just dropped cable. I'd like to switch my TiVo Premiere over to antenna but I'm afraid all of my previously recorded cable shows will lose their folder titles since they're not in the OTA channel lineup.

    This was an old issue when transferring shows that were recorded on a TiVo setup for cable only to a TiVo that was setup with an OTA antenna. The cable show couldn't be found in the OTA guide and so while the show would transfer, a folder name would not be created. It would just show a folder and a number rather than the name of the show.

    Is this no longer an issue with the Premiere or are my fears warranted?

    Thanks for any insight you could share.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    What model of the Tivo Premiere? If its the 2 tuner models, its capable to use OTA while the 4 tuner models is digital cable only.
     
  3. vasilemj

    vasilemj Member

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    Yes. I have a 2 tuner model which is capable of receiving OTA signals.
     
  4. vasilemj

    vasilemj Member

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    FYI, I switched over to an OTA signal last night and after going through Guided Setup again, all of my folders retained their titles.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    The shows that are already on the TiVo should stay in the folders in which they are currently located and those folders should retain their names.

    Now if that TiVo is set up for OTA only and you copy over shows from another TiVo or from a PC, those shows might folderize if they are episodes of something for which you already have a folder, but if there's no pre-existing folder for that show and it's not a show in the guide, then they might not.
     

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