Wish List Vs. Season Pass - Help!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Patranus, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Patranus

    Patranus New Member

    Sep 15, 2007


    Here is my problem. I am trying to find the best solution.

    Say I wanted a show like Cops and I wanted every episode of Cops to be recorded.

    Say that Cops airs on 3 different stations at various times of the day.

    Now I know that I could make a Season Pass and get all airing of Cops for a single station or that I could make a title wish list for Cops and get everything with Cops in the title. The problem with the latter is that I might end up with Animal Cops or something else along those lines. I guess I could also make 3 season passes, one for each channel.

    Is there a better solution to my problem?

  2. LifeIsABeach

    LifeIsABeach Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001
    Drexel Hill, PA
    I don't think TiVo allows multiple season passes for a show. You might be able to narrow down the Wishlist by giving it a category, but with a generic term like Cops you are bound to still get some programs you didn't really want.
  3. lickwid

    lickwid Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Sorry, I had a similar question regarding Season Pass. Didn't want to create a new thread, so I'll post it here. If this isn't allowed, I can create a new thread.

    If I wanted to record just the 11pm version of ESPN Sportscenter every night, how can I do that? Currently, I have a Season Pass for ESPN Sportscenter, but it records the 9pm, 11pm, 2am, etc.

    My old ReplayTV could easily record a series by Time, particular day, or even multiple days, easily. I could record "24" on only Sunday and Mondays, and there were options for a bunch of other things.

    Maybe I don't see it, but it's been awhile since I've used TiVo.
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Very easy, setup a repeat manual recording on that channel:
    Tivo Central->Find Programs->Record by Time or Channel->Set Up Manual Recording etc.
  5. Robs67

    Robs67 New Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Templeton, MA


    Seasons Passes are based on show/channel. So you could set-up a few season passes. However you could try surrounding Cops in quotes (ie; "Cops") and see if that works. Quotes are input via the pause button. Not sure it will work but give it a shot.
  6. Patranus

    Patranus New Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    This seems like a feature they should have. The Tivo knows when upcoming Cops episodes are airing no matter what channel they are on. It does not seem that hard to take it one step further.......

    Thanks for the info. So if i set up multiple season passes will there be a folder called Cops (ABC), Cops(CBS), ect... or just one Cops folder?

    Sorry for asking stupid questions...kinda new to this...

  7. Robs67

    Robs67 New Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Templeton, MA
    I meant to say that placing quotes around "Cops" is applicable to setting up a Wishlist (not a Season Pass). Sorry about that.
  8. biker

    biker Outlaw

    Jan 8, 2001
    That what's I do on some of my wishlists!
  9. Robs67

    Robs67 New Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    Templeton, MA
    I just tested this with "Cops" and it didn't work. Oh well, I tried.
  10. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Well, hitting "Thumbs Up" three times and enabling TiVo Suggestions works fairly well, actually. You can also set up 3 Season Passes, as others have mentioned. You also might try creating the wishlist by director rather than title.
  11. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Setting a SP for each channel gives you a lot of flexibility, because you can change the priority for each channel in the SP manager.

    Say your cable system has one channel where the video quality absolutely blows -- you could put that SP way down on your priority list in the SP manager, and put the other two closer to the top of the list.

  12. PopcornGuy

    PopcornGuy New Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    The manual recording is currently the best option. Mine is set 7 days a week from 5am-630am. It usually picks up a full show. Live early morning Soccer has thrown this off recently so I have switched back to recording a 3-hour block between 12am and 3am. ESPN News channel should really do a "SportsCenter Final" that us Season Passer's can get just one recording of that wouldn't be thrown off schedule due to all the live games. I have suggested this to the network.
  13. Revolutionary

    Revolutionary Too sleepy for TV...

    Dec 1, 2004
    Just create a season pass for each channel that the show airs on, but don't set them to "all with duplicates." This way Tivo will not record the same episode from two different channels.

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