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My TS3 recorded NBC Nightly News last night on both tuners, giving me two copies of the same show from the same channel. Anyone else experience an issue like this?
 

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Sure you don't have a Nightly News "Season Pass" setup for two different NBC channels?

Check your Season Pass list.
 

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My TS3 recorded NBC Nightly News last night on both tuners, giving me two copies of the same show from the same channel. Anyone else experience an issue like this?
I've seen this a few times on my new S2DT. In my case it was picking up shows from the Suggestion list. It looks like TiVo has trouble realizing that on my service (Cox in Fairfax County, VA) Channel 4 on the cable box is the same as Channel 34 on basic cable. The only way I see of fixing this is if TiVo had some way of knowing which channels on basic map to the cable box.
 

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Better to have two copies of the same show than zero copies. As long as it didn't bump another recording to record the second copy it doesn't sound like a big deal. I know I've had that happen before when I first got my cable cards, but it recorded one from OTA and one from the digital cable channel. Several recordings were showing up like that,but the next day it had cleared everything up correctly for future recordings.
 

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I've tried to do this and I can't get it to work (I wish I could!).

example: if I have something pre-arranged to record (a wishlist item, season pass program, etc), and if it just so happens that I'm present during the recording and I've determined that I want to manually record a specific smaller segment of that same program for longer-term archival storage.. the Tivo will not let me do so. It bounces me to the recording channel already in progress. Each time I switch over to the second tuner and input the same channel being recorded on the other tuner, the Tivo will prevent me from manually recording that same program a second time.




Just in case anyone is wondering why I might want to make a double recording like described above .. here is a specific example:

There might be an episode of Letterman or Leno that I want to record because I am interested in seeing the whole program. But in addition, the show might be featuring a musical artist that I want to see and subsequently keep for repeated viewings. Now, I can of course keep the whole Letterman or Leno episode, but if I want to save on Tivo storage space, it would be great to be able to record a much shorter 5-7 minute segment covering only the length of the musical performance. I can then delete the full length program when I've finished viewing and still have the second recording of the musical artist without wasting a lot of hard drive storage space.
 

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I've seen it occasionally record the same thing twice. A couple of days ago it recored the news from the season pass and then the news, exact same channel, same time as a suggestion.
 

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If you exclusively watch one channel instead of the other, remove the one you don't watch from 'channels you receive'? Tivo will ignore the removed one, but you can still access it by punching in the chennel on the remote.
 

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Yes, my S3 has recorded the same episode of the same show at the same time on several occasions. Sometimes the 2nd recording is on the exact same channel, sometimes it is on the SD channel while the Season Pass is on the HD channel.

My S3 also seems to have little or no memory of what it has already recorded. It recorded the movie "Das Boot" as a suggestion at least 3 times in one month.
 

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BTW - this still happens. Right now my S3 is recording The Daily Show on Comedy Central (only one channel, not a combo of two different channels with the same schedule) on both tuners. I'm sure it will be a good show - but probably not doubly good :)

This only happened to me one other time over a year ago.

Oh well!

Danita
 

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This has happened to me at least a dozen times with ABC World News. Suggestions is turned off, there isn't a problem with the Season Pass.

Must be a "news" thing. ;)
 

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Saw this for the first time last night - The Daily Show was recorded as on both tuners simultaneously - once as a normal SP show and once as a suggestion. Weird...
 

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I've tried to do this and I can't get it to work (I wish I could!).

example: if I have something pre-arranged to record (a wishlist item, season pass program, etc), and if it just so happens that I'm present during the recording and I've determined that I want to manually record a specific smaller segment of that same program for longer-term archival storage.. the Tivo will not let me do so. It bounces me to the recording channel already in progress. Each time I switch over to the second tuner and input the same channel being recorded on the other tuner, the Tivo will prevent me from manually recording that same program a second time.

Just in case anyone is wondering why I might want to make a double recording like described above .. here is a specific example:

There might be an episode of Letterman or Leno that I want to record because I am interested in seeing the whole program. But in addition, the show might be featuring a musical artist that I want to see and subsequently keep for repeated viewings. Now, I can of course keep the whole Letterman or Leno episode, but if I want to save on Tivo storage space, it would be great to be able to record a much shorter 5-7 minute segment covering only the length of the musical performance. I can then delete the full length program when I've finished viewing and still have the second recording of the musical artist without wasting a lot of hard drive storage space.
Set up an actual manual recording for your clip, inputting start time, end time, and channel number from the Set Up Manual Recording screen under Record By Time or Channel. :)
 

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Set up an actual manual recording for your clip, inputting start time, end time, and channel number from the Set Up Manual Recording screen under Record By Time or Channel. :) You'll get everything you want except the title.
Note manual recordings on the TiVo do get the title. In fact, programs recorded with a repeating manual recording looks exactly like programs recorded with a season pass. Edit: This is not correct. I thought I still had some repeating manual recordings but I do not.

If by title, you meant wishlist title, you are correct. With manual recordings, you're always stuck with the name of the program itself; you can't define your own name for the recording.
 

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it would be great to be able to record a much shorter 5-7 minute segment covering only the length of the musical performance. I can then delete the full length program when I've finished viewing and still have the second recording of the musical artist without wasting a lot of hard drive storage space.
if you have 2 TiVo DVRs this can be done simply. Play the show up to the point you want to archive. then go to second TiVo and MRV it from the paused point. You can stop transfer when it hits the end of what you want to keep.

If you have a PC it is much easier - transfer the show to the PC then use an editing tool like Video Redo.
 

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Note manual recordings on the TiVo do get the title. In fact, programs recorded with a repeating manual recording looks exactly like programs recorded with a season pass.
Except they say Manual: in front of them, which is annoying to some.. (me, slightly so, but I can live with it -- there are about 100 things I'd improve before that).
 

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Actually, it's useful for it to say "manual recording" since repeating manual recordings will record whatever happens to air during that period. When the Daily Show goes on hiatus it's nice to know why I have a random Comedy Central show in my NPL.
 
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