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Post by Min Post by Penny
It invents the folders when I ask it to record a series. Sometimes it takes
the name from the 'special' which heralds a new series later on, so I have
a couple of folders with 'Christmas' in their name. I could rename the
folders but it's a faff to use an on screen keyboard with a remote control
and, chances are, that would isolate the progs I've already got from any
new episodes which would be put in a new folder with the old name.
I can move stuff from folder to folder but this is also a major faff and
not something you can do while watching something as the screen is obscured
by the folders list.
Understood. I used to curse TalkTalk (why I switched) but Virgin is even less intuitive and annoying.
I know nothing of which you speak. My recorder is an aging Humax Freesat
box which has not yet been replaced because the new ones don't have scart
and I haven't figured out how else to get the signal to the kitchen TV via
an ancient video player with a coax rtf out.
I'm a bit lost too - we have a TiVo box from Virgin which puts all the
programmes from a series, whether a new one or not, in one folder. It's
quite an old one, though - we probably ought to think about updating it.
Though possibly not if it's going to scramble the recordings. Why do you
find it unintuitive, Min?
It may be because the Virgin Engineers nuggered off without telling me
I still need my TV remote because the two aren't synced.
When I switch to 'Guide' I would prefer it to stay on the channel I am
watching, rather then go back to 100.
Sometimes it resumes when I've got it on pause, without rhyme or reason
that I can see.
Some channels cut off the recording before it's over.
It records some very odd programmes it thinks I would like.
On TalkTalk, I could mostly watch a programme by selecting it from
the Guide for a couple of days, now I have to go to CatchUp.
Weird general stuff like not being able to watch a programme because
it is being shown again at some time in the future.
I think you can turn off the 'recording suggested programmes' somewhere.
And if you use 'Series Link' you can specify which series (all or
current, including streaming or not, etc) which should enable you to
watch a particular programme regardless whether it is showing again or
not, and it will automatically record all programmes in the series even
if they change the schedule or the length.
If you have a tablet (or phone, though it's stupidly tiny on a phone)
you can download a Virgin app which more or less replicates the setup on
your TiVo, and which I find easier to manipulate than the TV interface.
You can consult the guide and set recordings (all mine are set to 1 min
before and 4 minutes after, which very rarely fails to catch it all). If
you can find your way round the tablet app you should find the onscreen
TiVo one easier.
There's also a way to sync the tv and TiVo remotes though I can't
remember how. We only really use it for volume control.