We switched to Virgin TiVo only a week ago and are still struggling to get our head round how the box actually works.
Saw something we wanted to record and it already had the red R next to it. Went in to check it was recording, and it said it was. Went to look for the recording so we could watch it and it was nowhere to be found.
Finally found it under 'Suggestions' with the red R still next to it, but after deleting a few different suggestions, this particular one disappeared. Doesn't show in the Suggestions any more, nor in the main list, nor in the deleted items.
I just wanted to pop by and show you our Discover TiVo® guide in case it may be useful for you.
To set a programme to record you can do this in different ways.
1. From the TV guide - select the programme you're after from the guide and press the R button. You will have the option to select just that programme or setup a Series Link.
2. Use the Search & Browse function - If you know what programme you're after you can search for it directly and choose to record it, watch it On Demand (If available).
3. Setup a Wish List - You can setup a Wish List using key words or actor/ess names and it will pick up anything that has those key words in the synopsis.
The Suggestions feature can be quite useful, as time goes on it will learn the kinds of programmes you watch and will automatically record them for you. As you found already it will be stored in the 'Suggestions' folder for you to watch. If you prefer to not use this feature it can be turned off. Just follow these steps:
HOME > HELP & SETTINGS > SETTINGS > RECORDINGS > SUGGESTIONS > ON/OFF
Setting up a Series Link will ensure you will not miss out on any missed programmes.