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Do you use the ''Keep Until I Delete'' option?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by steve614, Apr 5, 2014.

Do you use Keep Until I Delete?

  1. No, I do not use KUID.

    49 vote(s)
  2. Yes, but only on one off recordings that I do not want to lose.

    101 vote(s)
  3. Yes, I use KUID for one off recordings AND in my Season Passes and/or Wishlists.

    91 vote(s)
  1. dbenrosen

    dbenrosen New Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    New Jersey
    I manually set it after something is recorded that I don't want to lose, such as a movie or special event. I NEVER set my season passes this way, and never even set a recording this way. I only change it after the show has already been recorded.

    But from the update thread, I think it should be an option on the default options pages and the initial default should be Save until space needed, which the user can change to KUID.
  2. Headford

    Headford New Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    I use KUID on practically everything other than sports programs (after learning who won - hardly ever go back and watch the game I missed live). After watching an episode of a show (or after losing interest in watching), I manually delete at the end of the program (plus it's also easy from program list -- by hitting the clear button on remote -- to go through and delete a bunch of shows at one time).

    All Season Passes KUID. Will occasionally not use KUID on a program that I want to just sample.

    Use the TiVo Desktop software to offload older programs (most never to be seen again).

    Every single one of the several cable system DVRs I have used in the past also contained the ability to flag programs (and the equivalent of season passes) as KUID.

    Anyone who reads/posts on this board is probably far more sophisticated than most casual users and can manage the hard disk space capacity issues to their personal preferences.

    Choice is a good thing.
  3. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    I never used KUID on SPs, but I often made existing recordings KUID, especially when my sig was still accurate. Sometimes I got warning messages that something else would be deleted early because of my KUID shows, so I had to decide which was more important to me.

    My current DVR has much more storage than my early Tivos, or even the later ones, so I haven't felt the need to KUID anything yet.
  4. dukenilnil

    dukenilnil New Member

    May 14, 2009
    Use KUID frequently (about 50%) but not by default. We go in TV watching ebbs and flows and sometimes run into space issues (and have not upgraded the HD to save costs). The newer episodes are easy to find on channel sites, Hulu, etc., so if those get dropped, we don't mind as much. The older ones are sometimes harder to find legitimately so we preserve those. We never know when a TV watching drought will occur so we preemptively use KUID if things start to fill 1/2 way up.
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Same here (except not "effectively" but "in reality")...I've NEVER approached filling my hard drive. And I don't have the humungous capacity HDs that others might have either....750 GB on my S3 and 2TB XL4. The only thing I don't use KUID for is sporting events (with the exception of Stanley Cup playoff finals).
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    I use it but only because I like to keep a library of old sitcoms constantly recording. I keep 10 episodes of each at all times. I don't watch them often but I just want them to be there if I feel like turning on an old episode of Seinfeld. My "important" shows are all KUID while the "not important" content is shuffled out.
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    So why does it matter so much to you that KUID even exists, much less must be a default option?
  8. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Not for absolutely everything, but I use it a fair amount. Since I know of the downsides to it (Tivo "pre-claiming" space so you get lots of alerts when you get close to full), I live on the edge and have many recordings NOT KUID.

    I just download shows to a computer drive a lot instead of dealing with KUID. (Though I just finished up watching the first season of The Americans on Amazon Prime [via PS3, sigh], and nuked my downloaded versions.)
  9. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Like a couple of others here, I use KUID on my stuff. For reasons beyond my control, my 1TB THD is pretty full and moving stuff permanently to another TiVo is not a good option.

    As far as the tradeoff between not recording something and losing something you had not yet watched - I have multiple TiVos and it is far easier to monitor the situation and make other recording arrangements than it is to re-acquire something that got deleted, especially if you really want the closed captions to be there.
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Because I like the pretty green balls and not the ugly yellow ones with !s...

    But seriously....my hard drive on the Premiere is getting filled tho still not near capacity. And the list of shows is quite long so I don't want to forget to save any should the time come when it does approach full.
  11. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Yes but very rarely usually for one off specials. I have FiOS so mostly everything is copy freely so I archive a show if I really want to save it.
  12. randian

    randian Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    Which wouldn't be a problem if TiVo had "set KUID" on its Recording Defaults screen.
  13. TEG

    TEG New Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    I used KUID for series that I don't watch regularly, like "Elementary" or "Cooks Country", and I power load them on my days off, when the weather's bad. Most of my other shows I watch either the same night they air, or the day after, so it isn't a big deal.

    Then again, things like the Seahawks victory parade, are KUID until I can transfer them to my computer, and keep them permanently.
  14. rad1701

    rad1701 Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    I use KUID for everything. I like to be the one to decide to delete something or not. I've had a few shows/movies on my TIVO for years. I see no reason to remove TIVO features. The more control the better - in my opinion.
  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    Well, it's clear (so far, according this poll) that the majority DO use KUID...contrary to many of the naysayers floating around these fora...
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    The majority of people here.

    Who are a very small minority of TiVo users, and I suspect not at all representative.
  17. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    And that's exactly what I said, Rob..."according to this poll"....I agree it's FAR from representative of all TiVo users.
  18. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    Also the poll isn't specific. There's no differentiating between occasional use of KUID and using it all the time. I say I mark less than one 1% of my recordings as KUID, but that's enough to say I use it on the poll.

    Also the poll doesn't differentiate between scheduled recordings and programs that have already been recorded.
  19. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002
    That's right. We're all smarter and better looking. :D
  20. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Here at Lake TiVoBegone.

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