Registered: Dec 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Start/Stop Recording" Not Quite Smart Enough...
Hmmm.... this is one of those sitatuions where TiVo's not QUITE smart enough for its own good.
Here's the situation:
"60 Minutes" is on from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
"The Simpsons" is on from 8:00pm to 8:30pm.
I have seasons passes to both.
However, "The Simpsons" regularly starts about 30 seconds early, so I always miss what Bart is writing on the chalkboard. So I set The Simpsons to start recording 1 minute early, so I catch the chalkboard bit.
But unfortunately, that completely obliterates the "60 Minutes" seasons pass, because TiVo thinks that "60 Minutes" is now being overlapped by The Simpsons (which is higher on my seasons pass manager than "60 Minutes").
So now I'm left with "The Simpsons" but no "60 Minutes". TiVo should actually be smart enough to realize that I would rather have 59 minutes of "60 minutes" than NOT have it at all! This would be the ideal situation!! TiVo should allow us to capture a "PARTIAL RECORDING" of a show, if given the opportunity to do so. Yes, I'd rather have the 59-minute PARTIAL RECORDING than not get it at all.
So the only thing I'm left to do is set a MANUAL recording of "60 Minutes", but because the manual recording feature is in 5 minute increments, the best I can do is get 55 minutes of "60 Minutes"! So now I really am missing something -- namely, the coming attractions for next week. At 59 minutes, I'm missing barely anything... but at 55 minutes, I really AM missing something now!
I would love to see the feature to allow "partial recordings" whenever possible.
Great suggestion, if I might say so myself. ;-)
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