TiVo…we have guide data

Last night, after fooling with my TiVo for almost two weeks, I managed to get the guide data working thanks to the fine folks at TiVo Canada. This morning, after waiting the required 8 hours for the TiVo to index all the data it got in overnight, I have a fully functional, completely guided TiVo for the first time ever. I set up season passes based on shows I like, and I even created a wishlist to search for my favourite episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Once more…with feeling).

I gave it a thumbs up when the 90’s show was on Much Music, and a thumbs down to the Tony Danza show. Now we’ll get to see what the full power of the TiVo is all about. If I loved it before when it was a crippled digital VCR, I can’t wait to find out how it works as a fully functional unit!

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.