From: Simon Wistow Date: 15:02 on 03 Mar 2004 Subject: Tivo, oh how I wish you were smarter I love my Tivo in many, many ways. Some of them not even legal in Louisiana. But sometimes it is very, very, very dumb. I tend to only watch the "10pm" programs - usually an hour long and placed just after the watershed for a reason. Examples of these are Nip/Tuck, ER, Spooks, The Agency, The Handler. Mostly drama. Mostly on at the same or around the same time. Not always on the same channel. Recently the new series of the Agency started up. And for whatever reason the channel is doing an episode every night. At 10pm. Which means I lose the series arc because other stuff is being recorded at the same time. Except ... do I? Most of the other programs are on channels like Sky One or E4 and those tend to repeat stuff ad nauseam at least twice a week at prime time and once during the dead hours. Sure enough stuff that clashes with my 10pm showings of the Agency has repeat showings at 2am on a Sunday. Which is cool because, you know, it's a fucking Tivo and I don't care when it's recorded. But the Tivo just says that it will record the first showings of those other ones and not the second showings because, hell, I dunno. However, with a stroke of insight, and good guess at how its internal scheduling software was likely to work, I merely upped the priority of The Agency and suddeny it's all dandy and the second showings are being recorded and I can get everything that i want. Although I need to be careful because if I'm not then I'll end up with an HD full of Agencies and miss out on the rest of the stuff I want. And dman Nip/Tuck is good. But it's HATEFUL that I have to do this my self. I mean, it's not like it can be an uncommon thing SO WHY ISN'T THERE SOME SORT OF AUTO RESOLVE SCREEN? THINK! THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR USERS MIGHT DO! WHAT COMMON SCENARIOS MIGHT BE! YOU FUCKING FUCKS. .... and breathe
From: peter (Peter da Silva) Date: 16:20 on 03 Mar 2004 Subject: Re: Tivo, oh how I wish you were smarter > I love my Tivo in many, many ways. Some of them not even legal in > Louisiana. If you are a Pope you can declare them a religious sacrament. Hail Eris.
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