Originally Posted by Kelson
Understandable. Simple fact is no single device or interface implementation can satisfy all users. TiVo handles the situation differently than you would like. Are you aware that TiVo will search the 14 day guide to see if there is a rebroadcast of one of those lower priority recordings and pick it up there.
Actually, the TiVo will record the conflicting episode up to 28 days later, though you can only see the next 12-14 days on the To Do List.
TiVo's approach is to look for the next full airing of the conflicting program in the next 28 days, rather than start a partial
recording of a program in progress. TiVo will only start a partial recording if you create the season pass for a program while it is still in progress; for example, if you create a season pass for a live 8pm show at 8:10pm, then the TiVo will immediately record that show.
Originally Posted by pm123
What this forces you to do is to not only review the To Do list, but also the Recording History list, and see what might not be recorded. (I don't like the fact that these are on 2 different lists, but that's a topic for a different post)
If you correctly adjust your priorities in Season Pass Manager, there should be little reason to check the history, because you'll be getting the two programs you want. In my case, The Jay Leno Show (set to keep 1 episode) is one of my lowest priorities, because that's a program I only record when nothing else of interest is on.
If you have cable, be sure to place cable series (which repeat) at a lower priority than ABC/CBS/FOX/NBC series, so TiVo records the later airing that does not conflict.
I do agree that TiVo can improve the display of programs that conflict / won't record due to conflict. TiVo did this with their software for Comcast:TiVo software for Comcast's Motorola DVRs, circa 2007.