September 20, 2005

Tivo says...

One full day after hooking up my Tivo and telling it what I wanted it to record (The Daily Show, several Adult Swim series, and anything with the keyword "ballroom"), it has helpfully recorded all of the following as well:

  • The O'Reilly Factor
  • Caillou
  • King of the Hill
  • House of Mouse
  • Jimmy Neutrino
  • Kim Possible
  • Reno 911!
  • Foster's home for imaginary friends
  • Aqua Teen Hungerforce (not on my original list)

I guess it runs its algorithm by picking up on the "animated" part, not so much on the "other people who like this also like that" thing. Ah well.

"Fraternal twins develop from separate eggs and are no more closely related than ordinary siblings, except that they spend nine months sharing an extremely small bedroom." --Cecil Adams

Posted by blahedo at 11:31pm on 20 Sep 2005
Comments is wondering if you said she referred you. Also, thumbs down are as important as thumbs up. Posted by lee at 7:22am on 21 Sep 2005
Keep an eye on The Daily Show. As long as the episode information is available your TiVo will dutifully record at 11pm and all will be well. But sometimes the episode information doesn't make it to the TiVo (I've had this happen in both RI and MD). Then it records EVERY EPISODE PLAYING. And, of course, The Daily Show plays the previous night's episode something like five times a day. Your TiVo will fill all too quickly.

Also, I recommend replacing the HD with something larger. 160GB has been good. Posted by Greg at 8:34am on 22 Sep 2005

I gave up on automatic recording of The Daily Show.

Now I just have 4 manual record slots, one each for the midnight shows, Monday through Thursday. (Well, technically Tuesday through Friday.) I didn't want to do 10pm as that can conflict with other shows.


Posted by ansible at 8:22pm on 2 Oct 2005
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