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The Starz Video On Demand Glitch
Posted 03 September 2002 - 12:53 PM
Now, I'm not a novice to Tivo, I have a stand alone hooked to cable, & my D-Tivo with DirecTV. I do not have suggestions turned on, on my D-Tivo. So that is not why it keeps doing this crazed behavior.
From what I can tell SVOD is something like sugestions, but different too. SVOD movies also do not show up in the TO DO list, or in recording history. This also means the 28 day rule is not in effect either. Has anyone else here that has a D-Tivo & subbed to STARZ Video On Demand run into this one?
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Posted 03 September 2002 - 02:21 PM
Posted 03 September 2002 - 02:49 PM
From what I have been able to discern from the threads at The TiVo Community Forums, one should not delete these movies when you have finished watching them like you normally do. This is in my opinion either a bug or a glitch. If you delete the movie the D-TiVo seems to think it has to record the movie again.
Now, as I have said I have a stand alone Tivo hooked to cable with Suggestions turned on. When you delete a Suggestions recording the 28 day rule kicks in, & TiVo will not record that exact show, or movie again during those 28 days.
Now if SVOD were exactly like Suggestions it should do the samething, but in this case it doesn't. So either this is a bug/glitch. If it's not a bug, then Tivo has done a poor job of explaining the procedures one must do when you are a part of SVOD.
Posted 03 September 2002 - 05:04 PM
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Posted 05 September 2002 - 10:25 AM
When I have finished viewing a recorded movie, or TV program I am done with it, & preffer to delete it. I don't want to watch it again. I also don't want the same program to be re-recorded just because I have deleted it. By having the D-TiVo re-recording these movies over after they have been deleted is going against what Tivo is all about. Watching TV MY way.
Posted 05 September 2002 - 10:31 AM
Posted 05 September 2002 - 11:10 AM
True VOD would transfer the feature to you on demand (meaning you wouldn't have to store anything locally), but that's not widely available yet. So the next best thing is to pre-load certain features, in Starz case, about 5 per week, and keep them for a certain amount of time.
Since you are deleting them, you are affecting the 'on-demand availability' of the features and therefore the systems tries to load them again to meet its marketing of 'On-Demand.'
If you don't want the system to work like that, or it doesn't meet your needs for storage space or other reasons, then Starz-On-Demand doesn't seem to be a package designed for you.
Perhaps they could build an option to 'Delete, Don't Re-Record,' but then it would be more like Starz Suggestions than Starz-On-Demand.
Posted 05 September 2002 - 10:56 PM