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How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

Hello hive mind.

OK, so I'm not often recording three shows at the same time but I can't find a way to "tell" the TiVo which of those channels I would like to watch live anywhere in the settings.

I have tried changing the priority of the shows in the Series Link screen but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Since the old V+ [reminder] function is horribly deep in the system rather than being a button-press I can't bring myself to trudge through each show/each week/each day to go into the recording options and try to override whatever system the TiVo uses to make the decision for me. (Oh how I miss the reminders where you could set up your evening's viewing without waiting for the huge box on-screen to time-out and do it for you... but that's a different issue.)

Any suggestions welcome Smiley Happy

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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

To select which live channel you want to watch - press 'info' and scroll to the bottom option on the screen (record icons).

You'll then see a list of what the tuners are tuned to and can select which one you want.

Or you could just enter the channel number of the programme you want to watch.

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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

The other option is to start playing the recording you wish to watch live from My Shows.

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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

Either Series Link everything you want to watch and it'll be recorded, or use the Record & Remind function.

Unlike the V+HD, TiVo doesn't have tuner dedicated to watching live broadcasts, so if you want to reserve a tuner to do so you'll have to use the reminder functionality.

This may explain things a little more clearly:

Why can't the BBC keep to their schedules...

Why do I have to record reminders?


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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

To select which live channel you want to watch - press 'info' and scroll to the bottom option on the screen (record icons).

You'll then see a list of what the tuners are tuned to and can select which one you want.

Or you could just enter the channel number of the programme you want to watch.

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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

That sounds promising, thanks - will set three shows to record at 16:00 and then have a go. I'm guessing then that there may not be a way to set this by default rather than 'live at the time of recording'? Cheers m'dear, standy by will report back...
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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

Thanks for the reply
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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

The other option is to start playing the recording you wish to watch live from My Shows.

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Re: How can I choose which of the three recording channels to watch live?

Ah - yes. As I've not had the TiVo all that long I had forgotten that - used to do it on the V+ if I had missed the start of a show and then go back to 'live' TV during an ad break... Thanks for the suggestion!
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