(Stupid?) TiVo question

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Hi everyone. I have a DirecTiVo receiver with the two tuners. My
understanding is that I can record two shows at the same time, and I have.
But here's my question. Today I turned on my tv and it went to one of the
tuners. It was a music channel. I hit the TiVo button and noticed that I
was recording 60 Minutes on CBS. I went back to live tv and the music
channel. I wanted to see what was on 60 minutes so I hit the Enter/Jump
button in the lower right of the remote to go to the other tuner. I got CNN
with no buffer showing. I hit the button again and it went back to the
music channel. I hit it again and it went back to CNN. I kept toggling back
and forth between the two channels. I returned to the TiVo menu and CBS was
still recording. And several hours later I went back to check and it had
recorded the whole show.

So, my question is this: I'm able to go back and forth between the music
channel and CNN. But I'm also recording CBS. That's THREE sources, not
TWO. What's going on?

Peter
 
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Peter wrote:
>
> So, my question is this: I'm able to go back and forth between the
music
> channel and CNN. But I'm also recording CBS. That's THREE sources,
not
> TWO. What's going on?

You hit the down arrow to switch between tuners, not the Enter key.

Hitting the Enter button sends your current tuner to its previous
channel. That's why you never had any buffer after hitting Enter. It
was switching your current tuner to a different channel and removing
your buffer in the process.
 

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As Homer S. would say, "Dohhhhhhh"

Thanks.

Peter


<in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> Peter wrote:
> >
> > So, my question is this: I'm able to go back and forth between the
> music
> > channel and CNN. But I'm also recording CBS. That's THREE sources,
> not
> > TWO. What's going on?
>
> You hit the down arrow to switch between tuners, not the Enter key.
>
> Hitting the Enter button sends your current tuner to its previous
> channel. That's why you never had any buffer after hitting Enter. It
> was switching your current tuner to a different channel and removing
> your buffer in the process.
>
 
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Peter wrote:
> As Homer S. would say, "Dohhhhhhh"
>
> Thanks.
>
> Peter
>
>
> <in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1109566562.379871.115790@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
>>Peter wrote:
>>
>>>So, my question is this: I'm able to go back and forth between the
>>
>>music
>>
>>>channel and CNN. But I'm also recording CBS. That's THREE sources,
>>
>>not
>>
>>>TWO. What's going on?
>>
>>You hit the down arrow to switch between tuners, not the Enter key.
>>
>>Hitting the Enter button sends your current tuner to its previous
>>channel. That's why you never had any buffer after hitting Enter. It
>>was switching your current tuner to a different channel and removing
>>your buffer in the process.
>>
>
>
>
BTW-
Does this group have a FAQ to get all us noobies up to speed?
Thanks,
Ken
 
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On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 09:49:43 -0700, Ken Fagerstrom wrote:

> Does this group have a FAQ to get all us noobies up to speed?

No. It probably should, though.

But Google's all anyone needs, right? ;)

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Ken Fagerstrom wrote:

> BTW-
> Does this group have a FAQ to get all us noobies up to speed?
> Thanks,
> Ken

Seems to me that the Owner's Manual would cover most of the FAQs in
this group, with the FAQ at tivo.com covering most of the rest.

RichC
 

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On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 09:49:43 -0700, Ken Fagerstrom
<mycroftklf@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Peter wrote:
>> As Homer S. would say, "Dohhhhhhh"
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Peter
>>
>>
>> <in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1109566562.379871.115790@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>>Peter wrote:
>>>
>>>>So, my question is this: I'm able to go back and forth between the
>>>
>>>music
>>>
>>>>channel and CNN. But I'm also recording CBS. That's THREE sources,
>>>
>>>not
>>>
>>>>TWO. What's going on?
>>>
>>>You hit the down arrow to switch between tuners, not the Enter key.
>>>
>>>Hitting the Enter button sends your current tuner to its previous
>>>channel. That's why you never had any buffer after hitting Enter. It
>>>was switching your current tuner to a different channel and removing
>>>your buffer in the process.
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>BTW-
>Does this group have a FAQ to get all us noobies up to speed?
>Thanks,
>Ken


Ken,
It's not your fault. The Tivo software is old technology and really
not elegant enough to allow average users to use it properly.

You really should look into the more advanced cable DVR's
now available.

Hope this helps,

Sean
 
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LOLOLOLOLOL
Throw the baby out with the bath water,
Even though you already had the smartest baby to start with.....

Sean wrote:

>
>
>Ken,
>It's not your fault. The Tivo software is old technology and really
>not elegant enough to allow average users to use it properly.
>
>You really should look into the more advanced cable DVR's
>now available.
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>Sean
>
>

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On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 14:12:25 -0600, RicSeyler <ricseyler@SPAMgulf.net>
wrote:

>LOLOLOLOLOL
>Throw the baby out with the bath water,
>Even though you already had the smartest baby to start with.....
>
>Sean wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>Ken,
>>It's not your fault. The Tivo software is old technology and really
>>not elegant enough to allow average users to use it properly.
>>
>>You really should look into the more advanced cable DVR's
>>now available.
>>
>>Hope this helps,
>>
>>Sean
>>
>>

TPTTPTTPTTPTTPTTPTTPTTPTTPT
(Top Posting Twit)

Sean
 

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"Sean" <none> wrote in message
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>
>
> Ken,
> It's not your fault. The Tivo software is old technology and really
> not elegant enough to allow average users to use it properly.
>
> You really should look into the more advanced cable DVR's
> now available.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Sean

and just how are the cable companies DVR's technology more "advanced" versus
just different?
 
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In article <38kg2oF5o1189U1@individual.net>,
"Kenny" <spcolorado@animation.com> wrote:

>
> "Sean" <none> wrote in message
> news:7t6921d12cv0iaq3dmd61rgd7a1ndgu0dj@4ax.com...
> >
> >
> > Ken,
> > It's not your fault. The Tivo software is old technology and really
> > not elegant enough to allow average users to use it properly.
> >
> > You really should look into the more advanced cable DVR's
> > now available.
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> >
> > Sean
>
> and just how are the cable companies DVR's technology more "advanced" versus
> just different?

The cable DVR's are more advanced than their earlier cable DVRs, still
years behind TiVo in features, performance and reliability.
 
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Kenny wrote:
> "Sean" <none> wrote in message
> news:9iqb219qh4rbn73f5rl3b0fv50nuaur82u@4ax.com...
> >>>
> >>> and just how are the cable companies DVR's technology more
"advanced"
> >>> versus
> >>> just different?
> >>
> >
> >
> > Hows this for features:
> >
> > HDTV
>
> There are no HDTV Tivos?
>
> > Dolby 5.1
>
>
>
> > 2 tuners
>
> No Tivos have two tuners?

Kenny, any reason why you skipped over Dolby 5.1?

There are many TiVos that do 5.1.
 

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On 2 Mar 2005 17:01:10 -0800, in2sheep@yahoo.com wrote:

>
>Kenny wrote:
>> "Sean" <none> wrote in message
>> news:9iqb219qh4rbn73f5rl3b0fv50nuaur82u@4ax.com...
>> >>>
>> >>> and just how are the cable companies DVR's technology more
>"advanced"
>> >>> versus
>> >>> just different?
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> > Hows this for features:
>> >
>> > HDTV
>>
>> There are no HDTV Tivos?
>>
>> > Dolby 5.1
>>
>>
>>
>> > 2 tuners
>>
>> No Tivos have two tuners?
>
>Kenny, any reason why you skipped over Dolby 5.1?
>
>There are many TiVos that do 5.1.


Cable dillweed. Cable.

No Cable Tivos can do any of the things I listed above.
They're ancient technology.

Sean
 

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<in2sheep@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> Kenny, any reason why you skipped over Dolby 5.1?
>
> There are many TiVos that do 5.1.
>

I wasn't positive of that so I skipped it and then forgot to get back to it.
 
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afraid......... LOLOLOLOL


Sean wrote:

>
>Because he's afraid to deal with me and would rather toy with a top
>posting twit.
>
>
>Sean
>
>

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In article <38p3jaF5ms5udU1@individual.net>,
"Kenny" <spcolorado@animation.com> wrote:

> So why are you responding to my post rather than to Sean's?

I have Sean filtered out.
 

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"Sean" <none> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:33:10 -0600, "Kenny" <spcolorado@animation.com>
> wrote:
>
>>So why are you responding to my post rather than to Sean's?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> Because he's afraid to deal with me and would rather toy with a top
> posting twit.
>
>
> Sean

I top posted because what I said wasn't relevant to the content of the post
I was replying to and it saves people time.

BTW Who in the frack would ever be afraid of you?
 

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On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 21:40:38 GMT, Jack Zwick <jzwick3@mindspring.com>
wrote:

>In article <38p3jaF5ms5udU1@individual.net>,
> "Kenny" <spcolorado@animation.com> wrote:
>
>> So why are you responding to my post rather than to Sean's?
>
>I have Sean filtered out.

Right. Is that what that tin foil hat you wear is for?

Or are you filtering out the aliens with that?

Sean
 

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"Sean" <none> wrote in message
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>>I have Sean filtered out.
>
> Right. Is that what that tin foil hat you wear is for?
>
> Sean

If I didn't want to see your posts and a tin foil hat would do the job, I'd
gladly where one - and I'm sure others would too.
 
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