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Enhanced Content???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV DVR with TiVo Discussion' started by StL_Don, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 #1 of 130
    StL_Don

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    My new HD Tivo keeps grabbing one of the tuners and downloading "enhanced content".
    It is becoming annoying because it does at inconvenient times rather than in the middle of the night.

    Questions:
    Just what is it downloading?
    How can I make it stop?

    Thanks,
    Don
     
  2. Feb 22, 2012 #2 of 130
    speedy4022

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    I don't think you can stop it. I don't what the enhanced content is maybe on demand ppv movies?
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 #3 of 130
    Shades228

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    It is movies, showcases and other things that TiVo's have in them that are available instantly. It should be doing this after 2 hours of inactivity and it will tune to a channel in the 9900 range. Scheduled recordings will interupt the process.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 #4 of 130
    StL_Don

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    Is there a way to disable this. It has become very annoying.
    Every morning it is taking up a tuner for a couple of hours... just when I like to pop back and forth between news channels.

    Would setting up an internet connection make it stop usurping a tuner?

    Thanks,
    Don
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 #5 of 130
    Stuart Sweet

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    I do not believe there is a way to stop this.

    EDIT: see below.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 #6 of 130
    Shades228

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    TiVo always did this before it was just at a set time frame and you could delay it if your chose but once it started you couldn't stop it then either.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 #7 of 130
    Stuart Sweet

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    Turns out there is a way to stop this:

    Switch to the tuner displaying that message.
    Press the Record button on the remote control
    On the screen that is displayed, select Stop the current recording.
    That should do the trick.

    Apparently this is a known issue and hopefully will be fixed in a future release.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2012 #8 of 130
    BAMCAT

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    There should be a way to opt out of receiving this.
    It's constant use of the second tuner denies me the full use of the DVR as I leave the second tuner on another channel that I often watch.
    When it takes that tuner and completes what ever it is doing, it doesn't return the tuner to the channel that I had previously set, but puts it on the same channel as tuner 1.
    If it returned the tuner to the channel that it was on before it grabbed it, it wouldn't be so bad, but it doesn't. So it is really interfering and denying me the full use of my DVR.
    It's not recording anything anyway. The time line is not moving and I get a message saying to "check phone or internet connection to order this program"
    Even giving the movie that it is trying to record 3 thumbs down doesn't stop it.
    I have stopped the recording 3 times, and after a short period of time, it was at it again trying to record the same program. Once it took tuner 1, the one that I was viewing and started trying to record a movie.
    It has become a big inconvenience.
    D* needs to add a menu option the turn this feature off as we should have a choice, or at least have the tuner returned to the channel that it was on after it does what ever it is trying to do.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2012 #9 of 130
    speedy4022

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    This had not been a problem for it says hit live tv to stop it and I do.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 #10 of 130
    BAMCAT

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    Don't think you understood my post.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2012 #11 of 130
    StL_Don

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    It is really out of hand today. At least 6 times it has pulled the "Enhanced Content" stunt and at least twice on the tuner I was watching!!

    This in unacceptable. We pay for this service, including two tuners.

    Don
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 #12 of 130
    codespy

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    Like Stu said, it will stop when you utilize both tuners for your viewing needs.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2012 #13 of 130
    BAMCAT

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    Respectfully codespy, I think that you miss the point.
    This interferes with how I use my DVR.
    According to D*, if tuner 2 does not see any activity after 30min, it will take over the tuner to do whatever "Enhanced Content" is trying to do.
    If it would do this in the early AM like 0200 hrs instead of anytime around the clock, and put the tuner back to the channel that it found it on, it might not be so bad, but it doesn't.
    When I turn on the TV in the AM, I find that both tuners are on the same channel, I know that the "Enhanced Content" do nothing process occurred again.
    Also, it is very covert about doing it. Although there is no "Red" record lamp lit on the front of the DVR, when you bring up the right arrow banner, the second tuner record light is lit, so you wouldn't even know that it is doing this unless you do a right arrow to see the title of the movie that is on tuner 1. I do a 3 thumbs down on the movie it is recording, but that doesn't help. It just keeps trying to record the same movie again.
    Even when you find it doing the "Enhanced Content" and stop it, it will just start it up again. it did it to me 3 times in a row, and didn't wait 30min to try to do it again.
    Why doesn't D* just do this type of process when it downloads its service data at 0200 so as to not disrupt how I use the DVR?
    I don't think that D* really thought through the consequences of how they do the "Enhanced Content" process.
    It is a real pain in the A** to have D* disrupt my use of the DVR.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2012 #14 of 130
    rainydave

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    Just set a manual daily recording at 30 minutes before your usual expected wake time for the news channel. Have it record for 5 minutes, and keep at most 1.

    Then every morning, you should have one tuner set to the right channel with a 30 minute news buffer.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2012 #15 of 130
    Wezel

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    Whatever enhanced content is I never see it so why do I get it? I want it to stop screwing up what I'm wanting to watch. It's probably OK for people with Directv DVRs since they can't use both tuners at the same time anyway. Refined/sophisticated customers (TiVo guys) wring more out of their service than just watching one channel at a time.

    I suggest that all who want this to go away call and ask for the Cancellation Department and make your complaint. I've found that it's the Directv section that can and will really help you. Don't threaten to cancel or otherwise get mad at the Rep, just make the case for getting enhanced content eliminated from Directv HD TiVos.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2012 #16 of 130
    Shades228

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    DIRECTV DVR's can use dual buffers as well so it has nothing to do with that. Even before with TiVo's they received an update nightly which would take away a tuner. Telling a CSR that you don't like the way your TiVo works is pointless as TiVo designs the software for it so they have set it up like this.
     
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  17. Jun 30, 2012 #17 of 130
    Wezel

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    While I'm sure you're correct and I thank you for the info, I still hate it, don't understand what it is as I never see it, and want it to stop. How can we all work together to get this done?
     
  18. Jun 30, 2012 #18 of 130
    Shades228

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    Either work around it or get a non TiVo HD DVR. This is the way it's going to be for these units.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2012 #19 of 130
    Wezel

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    I'm sticking with TiVo but I'm still gonna bitch about it.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2012 #20 of 130
    frankygamer

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    If Tivo controls the SW as much as DirecTV swears by, why does the DTV/TiVo agreement have a clause that Tivo can not speak of the thr22 other then it exists? You keep telling people to go to Tivo but they are legally silenced to speak. Add to that, my check goes to DirecTV not Tivo. Its a DirecTV dvr with Tivo. So if anyone has a problem, you go through DirecTV. I've never seen a prime contractor take so little responsibility on one of its products and blame the subcontractor.

    DirecTV needs to take responsibility for its products. I don't care what issues they have with their subcontractor. They need to resolve it. If the agreement was nothing more then a no ligation contract, shame on both companies to limp out a new box with no support as some meaningless gesture.
     

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