My box has stopped recording suggestions. I’ve phoned twice, been on the line for ages while checks have been done. Followed all the instructions given but the fault has not been rectified. What can I do now?
Welcome to our Community and thanks so much for your first post to our forums; I was sorry to understand that you're having some issues with your suggestions at the moment.
Suggestions are only recorded based on what your box learns that you like - it takes this information from what you've watched, what you've manually recorded in the past and what you've rated using the thumbs up and down buttons.
These recordings are only Suggestions and are not to be used to ensure a show is recorded. Suggested programmes will only be recorded if there is enough space on your box and they won't replace any shows that you've chosen to record at the same time. Suggestions will also be the first thing to be automatically deleted to make room for your own recordings.
If you are finding that your box has not been suggesting anything recently it could be that your box is too full or the suggestions are clashing with a planned recording. It could also be that it feels that there is nothing suitable at the moment that it thinks you might like.
Suggestions can also be turned off and on, so it might be worth checking that you haven't turned this facility off.
Thanks for your reply. My box was recording suggestions and regularly had 50 listed but just stopped about 3 weeks ago. Suggestions are turned on. Only 5% of the box memory has been used so there is masses of space.
I have now been in touch by phone 3 times, spending in excess of 30 minutes on the phone each time, and on each occasion have been assured that the fault has been rectified remotely but it has not. Yesterday the man I spoke to said that it was a software upgrade issue and should reset anytime within the next 48 hours and that he had now raised a complaint and gave me a reference number, saying that I will be contacted anywhere between 2 and 48 hours.
Thanks again @SurreySue - please do let us know how the callback goes.
If you've not heard back within the timeframe advised, pop back here and we can take a closer look for you.
To check to see if your box is in energy saving just follow these instructions:
Home> Help&Settings> Settings> Devices> Power Saving Settings
Have you rebooted your box recently at all? It may also be worth trying a forced connection to the network. Your box should do this manually every few hours but it's sometimes worth a forced connection.
Home> Help&Settings> Settings> Network> Connect to Virgin Media Service Now
Thanks for your message. The fault has still not been rectified. I have had no contact yet was told it would be within 5 working days of my last phone call to the helpline. I am very disappointed in VM not being able to address this issue within a reasonable time frame.