Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Washington, DC
"New" feature that I just discovered
I just discovered a "new" feature on my TiVo. Of course it really isn't new, it's been there all along, but I never used it: manual recording.
Yes, I've always known I could manually record, but I never bothered checking out the feautre, because, why tell it to record Sunday night at 8 on Fox when I could just tell it to record the Simpsons.
But I've also had the "Season Pass" problem with shows like Sportscenter or Talk Soup -- that are on multiple times a day. Espeically Talk Soup, because it is the same thing each and every time, and TiVo would record all of them if I got a Season Pass.
I would do the Save Until I Delete/Keep at Most 1 trick, but then I wouldn't get the new episode every day.
I always looked down my nose at Manual record, because I didn't think that it would give me the program data. It would just say, HBO Sunday 9-10. I was wrong.
I finally "discovered" that I can manually record Comedy Central M-F at 230 PM, and get the episode of "Beat the Geeks" without it recording the 2-3 other times it is on during the day, AND it shows the guide episode as "Beat the Geeks."
I'm sure most of the experts on here already knew about manually record, but I didn't realize that if there is a show on the same time each day, and that you can't get a season pass b/c it's also on multiple times a day and the guide data sucks, Manual Record actually woirks pretty well.
Gosh, I love my TiVo.
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