General Questions - New Tivo Owner

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  1. Patrick Larkin

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    hi -

    I have a couple questions about Tivo.

    1. I tried to set up a "Season Pass" to record the John Stewart Show. The show is on 4 times a day, 10am, 7pm, 11pm, and 1 am. I want Tivo to record the 1am showing every night. I found the 1 am showing and then clicked on "Setup Season Pass" or whatever it says. When I go to the ToDo list, it shows ALL of the showings - 4 times a day - listed on its To Do list. Is there something I'm missing here?

    2. I've had the Tivo for two days and when I get home from work or when I wake up, there are shows recorded I didn't request. When I clicked in "Now Playing on Tivo" there were two shows - Conan O'Brien and "Inside Cuba" that I didn't ask for it to record. Does the Tivo record stuff by itself?

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    hi -

    I have a couple questions about Tivo.

    1. I tried to set up a "Season Pass" to record the John Stewart Show. The show is on 4 times a day, 10am, 7pm, 11pm, and 1 am. I want Tivo to record the 1am showing every night. I found the 1 am showing and then clicked on "Setup Season Pass" or whatever it says. When I go to the ToDo list, it shows ALL of the showings - 4 times a day - listed on its To Do list. Is there something I'm missing here?

    2. I've had the Tivo for two days and when I get home from work or when I wake up, there are shows recorded I didn't request. When I clicked in "Now Playing on Tivo" there were two shows - Conan O'Brien and "Inside Cuba" that I didn't ask for it to record. Does the Tivo record stuff by itself?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Yes, it records shows it thinks you'll like, based on the ones you've already selected. You can turn this off under TiVo Messages and Setup, Settings, Preferences, TiVo Suggestions.

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    Yes, it records shows it thinks you'll like, based on the ones you've already selected. You can turn this off under TiVo Messages and Setup, Settings, Preferences, TiVo Suggestions.

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    1. The Jon Stewart show does not provide adequate data to determine whether or not it's a first run or a repeat. It's been discussed at length over at Tivo Community. The work-around is to schedule a timed recording for the particular time you want.

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    1. The Jon Stewart show does not provide adequate data to determine whether or not it's a first run or a repeat. It's been discussed at length over at Tivo Community. The work-around is to schedule a timed recording for the particular time you want.

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    Bummer. Yes, I do have it set to "First Run" only and it did it anyway. I went through and setup the next 5 shows manually. Are you suggesting I tell it to record Channel X at 1:00am every day?
     
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    Bummer. Yes, I do have it set to "First Run" only and it did it anyway. I went through and setup the next 5 shows manually. Are you suggesting I tell it to record Channel X at 1:00am every day?
     
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    Yes, that's what you have to do when the guide doesn't provide enough information to separate reruns from first-run. I didn't realize The Daily Show was one of those, but I've encountered it with other shows.

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    Yes, that's what you have to do when the guide doesn't provide enough information to separate reruns from first-run. I didn't realize The Daily Show was one of those, but I've encountered it with other shows.

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