I hate to post anything that even resembles something bad about Tivo, but…
My DirecTivo ate my 24 series premiere. Or more accurately, it failed to record the second 2-hour block last night.
I caught it part way through. At 8:45pm, nothing was recording. When I checked, I saw that for some reason, while my Season Pass was there for 24, the guide showed “no upcoming episodes”. That was strange, since obviously one was playing on the screen.
I hit record, and ran to the bedroom to discover, thankfully, that my 2nd DirecTivo was recording the show correctly.
But how bad was this problem? I had a problem like this 2 weeks ago, when the Scrubs premiere failed to record. All the other shows recorded fine, but Scrubs was showing “no upcoming episodes” even though there clearly were shows in the guide.
I found this post on PVRWire which went into some detail about problems people were having. I don’t buy the conspiracy theories about DirecTV trying to ruin people’s Tivo experience to get them to “upgrade” to the craptastic box that is the DirecTV-branded DVR. But bugs and issues can and do happen, and it made me realize how much I depend on my Tivo “just working”.
I double-checked my To Do list for the week, and I discovered no less than four other shows that had the same problem. I manually added them to the To Do list, but I’m worried. I hope they fix this problem soon.
A spokesperson on CNET has said “it is aware of the problem and should have it fixed by this evening (last Friday).” However, at this point in time DirecTiVo users are continuing to report problems.