TiVo recordings not accessible after channel deletion
Can someone please explain why a ton of shows I had recorded on my TIVO are now no longer accessible as the channel they were recorded from (e.g. Good Food) is no longer available?
Don't get me wrong, I can totally understand shows from Catch Up or On Demand disappearing if the channel has gone. However I assumed that if I had recorded said show onto the TIVO HD they would be available regardless.
Where channels are no longer broadcast, I believe recordings are only available for a further three month? Period.
Yes and no.. Ordinarily, there's of course no limit on keeping recordings as long as you subscribe to the channel. Remembering that TiVo is intended for delayed viewing and not long-term archiving... hence the option to copy programs to DVD.
If a channel ceases broadcasting, Virgin tend to keep the EPG-data open for a period of time to let those recordings still work. 3 or 6 months is the common time, after which the data is removed and the recordings will stop working.
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