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DST, time to clean your season passes

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dr_Zoidberg, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. news4me2

    news4me2 New Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Thank You Scandia101 & Einselen! thefutoncritic is my new best friend!
  2. lew

    lew New Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Add me to the list of posters who kill a SP after the last show airs, or I'm convinced I'm through with the show.

    Add me to the list of posters who think DST is the wrong time to clean up SPs. Either just after the "traditional" end of the TV season (late May) or just before the "traditional" start of the new TV season (early September) would be the right time.

    I won't start a thread but I different question is how often do you clean up your NPL. Get rid of shows you know you'll never watch once or never watch again. Archive shows that are real favorites.
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    That's how my SPs are structured too (with the addition of live sporting events at the very top). Right now I have 32 SPs (but three are piling up shows strictly for when the grandkids visit :) )...

    And, since my XL4 has space for 317 hours of HD programming, I have very little need for SP "housecleaning" more often than when a show is canceled...
  4. Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg New Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    Wow, I never guessed I'd get such negativity for merely suggesting that people clean out their season passes. Maybe people are just transferring their hatred of DST or something?

    Do it or don't, I was more curious to see what people would say they were deleting.

    I'm still using a TiVoHD, so I don't have much space to work with. I definitely notice a slowdown when I have more SPs in the roster - either when doing SP management / reshuffling, or also when scheduling new SPs. Those 22 deletions probably took me 10 minutes or more to clear from the box. There was a long pause after each deletion.

    I didn't think that cleaning up before the Fall season would be enough either, because most cable and movie networks don't run with that schedule any more.
  5. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    People are just giving their opinions and reasons, they're not slamming your suggestion.
    Lighten up Francis.
  6. allan

    allan Can't think of one

    Oct 13, 2002
    I used to go through my SPs after the New Year. Most (but not all) of the shows started sometime between September and January, and if they hadn't been on for over a year, I usually axed them. I haven't been doing that lately, and I've got a lot of dead SPs now.

    As for the NPL, I don't bother. If I don't watch a show, I let Tivo delete it, unless I THINK it's worth keeping, then I SUID it. I do have some SUID shows I haven't seen in years, and I'll eventually delete them, if I don't watch them, but I don't have a schedule for it. Just whenever I have time and think of it.
  7. lew

    lew New Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    The purpose of my post wasn't to slam or attack the OP. The timing (DST changeover) doesn't make sense to me. Waiting to delete a SP for a show that's finished it's run until the next DST doesn't make any sense either. After I watched the series finale of Fringe I deleted the final episode and deleted my SP. JMO but no reason to wait.

    I don't see any reason to delete SP of shows I watch, plan on continuing to watch, during the summer hiatus only to recreate the SP in the fall. SP is set for 20 episodes, record reruns? I'd lower the settings during the summer. No reason to have 20 episodes which I've already seen.

    I have an expanded hard drive. The oldest show in my NPL isn't necessarily the first show I'd like to be deleted if I were to run out of room. I might not consider the oldest show in my NPL worth a KUID status. I'll tag that show as KUIK if I absolutely need to keep the show. I delete enough shows so tivo rarely has to delete shows for space.
  8. Larry in TN

    Larry in TN New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Unless it's an AMC original series and year-long breaks between seasons is normal. :)
  9. Dr_Zoidberg

    Dr_Zoidberg New Member

    Jan 4, 2004
    But those shows are ones you know the status of. Shows like Mad Men, The Sopranos, and Louie (on FX) all announced there'd be an extended hiatus.
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    People giving a different opinion is not negativity.

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