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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by steve614, Apr 5, 2014.
Because there's no downside to doing so.
Sure there is. You have to take extra steps to enable it every time.
And more importantly, there's no upside.
Okay, tell you what. You do as you wish and I'll do as I wish. Work for you?
That's fine, but not really the point of this discourse. I'm just trying to understand why someone would do that. Your answer basically says, "Because I want to." That's OK, I guess. But I'm looking for a logical reason. MHunter1 provided one that works for him. It's way more work than I want to put into managing my stuff, but at least it's logical.
I tend to hoard some shows for bulk watching. So I might have 20 episodes of something I want to watch. If I don't use KUID, I might lose some of the early episodes.
I off load those shows to my TiVo Desktop PC. I've been doing that with NCIS this season . I have yet to watch an episode this season. If I continue watching the show I won't end up watching it until sometime this Summer.
I downloaded a couple of Home Movies of my kids to my TiVo and I set those to KUID just so they wouldn't roll off the bottom and get deleted eventually. I want those to stay on the bottom of my NPL so I can use them to embarrass my kids whenever the opportunity arises. They were SOOOO cute when they were little!
Otherwise, I never use it for my recordings because if something hangs around long enough to get deleted on MY TiVo (upgraded HDD) it means I was never going to watch it anyway and why waste the space?
I do that too. It depends on the site and when I think I'll get around to watching it. Sometimes it's just easier to mark the show KUID
I use KUID sparingly.
I reiterate, TiVo should give it's consumers and DVR owners the "choice" to enable or disable as many functionalities as possible and not impose on us what is logical, right (in their mind) or what marketing says, especially if the various functions are already there and do not interfere with the DVR's basic operations.
Let the end user decide what to do and tailor the TiVo to their likes and dislikes.
I for one really like KUID and really dislike the Discovery Bar, and don't give a rats @ss what others think and certainly don't have to justify my tastes (illogical or unpopular).... it is "MY" Tivo DVR and not yours!
We use KUID for any primetime/new show as we generally let a LOT of them accumulate and watch when the season is over. But stuff like Friends and BBT repeats obviously we don't.
I use KUID for every SP that I set up. It's an old habit that probably stems from my ReplayTV days. When I first switched to TiVo, I just didn't feel comfortable with the idea that something could be automatically deleted without my consent.
This is precisely why I dedicated one of my TiVos to my kids.
Has the behavior changed so it no longer stops recording new shows when it fills up with KUID shows?
If it fills up with KUID shows then it shouldn't be recording anything else. Since it can't delete anything to make room.
Also prevents you from scheduling new recordings. (Or at least it used to.)
For me, I got in the habit of enabling KUID for almost everything when first using my Roamio Basic (500GB), but eventually upgraded to 3TB. Now I'm trying to wean myself from the habit even though there is little possibility of filling the drive.
Even chose the new default to always KUID. I'm sure I'll switch it off once I have some time to reorient to the additional storage.
Actually the problems start when you are getting close to a full hard drive and/or when the shows schedule for the next 2 weeks will fill the hard drive up. I remember having issues with shows not recording because of a lack of room when I had deleted enough before it should have recorded a few years back before I upgraded my Premiere to a 2TB drive. Because of those issues I stopped using KUID and just move shows to my computers that I want to keep.
But you were comfortable with new things not getting recorded because there was no space?
Yea, I guess I'm never going to understand.
For people with Netgear boxes that have ReadyDLNA they can set those devices to copy anything marked KUID to the NAS. The user still has to check that those recordings got there and then manually delete the KUID shows, but at least it is a way to get the shows archived. The upside is that it can all be done from the TiVo UI.
(ReadyDLNA does HME, but disguises it so it looks like DLNA settings on the NAS)