Originally Posted by JoeKustra
I'm not sure tinkering is accurate. I have questions and TiVo (and the TiVo) has no answers. That results in many negative comments on the TiVo sites since their tech support is normal (bad). Two examples:
The Desktop program stopped working. After a few weeks their support people asked for a screen shot of the error. They don't use it?
Latest update may have caused OTA analog to fail. Their response: we can't test it but other new bug fixes might help. They can't test analog?
But just like most threads on these forums, what's old becomes new frequently. As example, I posted that "The Daily Show" problem was fixed last week. Seems that I spoke too soon as it's back to its quirky behavior again. Except for the involuntary updates and the guide bugs I like the TiVo. The DHG became a challenge due to Rovi and the middle man (inserters). It did seem that last year the DHG and guide became less of a problem. Just in time to die.
When I first heard "Yoda" speak, I thought of my four years taking Latin in high school. That proved to be a great investment.
I've had none of the problems with the TiVo that you describe, however, I don't use the desktop program (?) and only watch HD programs which are all digital of course. I don't think we even have any analog left in the Twin Cities, OTA or cable. Mediacom is all digital now and boasts that their HD is pass-thru (no compression) but I'm suspicious about that. Although their picture is very good. Our friends is Burnsville have ComCast and I think ours is better although it's difficult to tell when they're not side-by-side on the same TV. Anyway, no analog here so I can't comment.
As for the guide, ours has always been accurate - the only problem is the occasional missed "first run" show which has happened with Rookie Blue
which I'm guessing aired in Canada before they were shown in the US. I'm not sure if that's TiVo's fault or TMS. Anyway, when that happens I just change the setting to ALL episodes and delete the ones I've seen.
Such problems are minor compared to the DHG. My biggest problem with that box was scheduled recordings simply disappearing from the list. It happened about once a month and on all 3 machines. I made it a point to review the schedule every Sunday and sometimes even that wasn't good enough. Now that there is no guide (and no guide "updates") that problem has disappeared.
As for drift, both the DHGs I have running seem to pick up one minute a month. To compensate I just pad the recording times. No big deal. The next time I run Izzy (probably after DST ends) I'll set the time about 3 minutes slow - assuming I'm still using the box.
Your issues could also be the result of your living in a more remote area as opposed to a big city. By the way, we're headed to the Poconos in September, so I'll try to sit on the right side of the plane and wave to Mount Carmel has we pass over.
Yoda, like Rocky Horror
, has a special (sentimental) place in my heart. Star Wars
is another of those "guy" things that I ended up liking. Some of the gals at work are into it too, and send me programming requests in Yoda. It helps the day move along.Edited by mac24 - 7/12/13 at 9:08am