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Set all recordings to keep until I delete by default & how to show timeline?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by docprego, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. docprego

    docprego Member

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    1. Is there a way to make all recordings "keep until I delete" by default instead of "When space needed"?

    2. Is there a way to make the timeline appear while watching a recording besides pausing the recording?
     
  2. CraigK

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    2. Press the Play key on the remote.
    You can then dismiss the timeline by pressing the Play key again.
     
  3. moose53

    moose53 New Member

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    https://tivo.com/tivo-tco/save1clickoptions.do

    You can change:

    * Change my 1-Click episode Recording options.
    * Change my 1-Click Season Pass Recording options.
     
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Words of advice: use KUID sparingly, especially with season passes.
    Overuse of KUID will cause scheduling problems due to the TiVo thinking it is full when it really isn't. With the season pass set to KUID, the TiVo will reserve space for all future recordings that are listed in the lineup which could affect pending recordings that are not set to KUID.

    Having said that, now that we can put larger hard drives (>2TB) in our TiVos, this is less of a problem.
     
  5. docprego

    docprego Member

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    Thank you. I have both of these already set to "Keep until I delete" and yet "Until space needed" is the default setting whenever I record something.
     
  6. docprego

    docprego Member

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    Thank you very much, this is such a help!
     
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I would heed steve's warnings. Why do you think you need KUID on everything? Initially it would not be an issue, but as things fill up...

    Depending upon your model, a hard drive upgrade may be better suited.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    As things fill up, the TiVo permanently deletes stuff without warning, while leaving everything in the recently deleted folder intact, and it usually permadeletes the thing you happened to notice and hit record on a night or two earlier that you haven't gotten around to changing the recording options on yet because you've been busy with the stuff that lets you afford a TiVo in the first place, while also not deleting something you've left on there so long you forgot about it and it's at the bottom of the NPL where you never see it.

    I figure the point of having options on the TiVo is to let me do things the way I want to (within certain limits), and I should be able to make KUID the default anytime I hit the record button just the record quality is.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Is that link for newer than S3 platform units only?

    Because it wants me to log into my TiVo account, which seems like I wouldn't need to do just to read about some SPS code or something.
     
  10. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Of course you should be able to use your tivo the way you want to.

    My warning is that, as Steve noted, the reservation systems can cause the box to stop recording new shows, even if space is otherwise available. The OP appeared new to Tivo, considering the question and their start date here, and perhaps did not understand how easy it is to upgrade the drive.
     
  11. moonscape

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    Is this new with the Roamio? On my S3s, it always grabs the recently deleted first before deleting any old recording. At least that has been my observation over the years.
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Maybe it's just an S2 thing then.
     
  13. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    No, it's a TiVo with a malfunctioning database. The recently deleted shows are always supposed to be deleted before anything else.
     
  14. docprego

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    I'm using a Roamio Pro so space is not an issue. I'm accustomed to keeping all my shows indefinitely as this is how I had my WMC PC set up. I'm surprised that I am having difficulty customizing the default behavior of he Roamio. Isn't that why I bought it in the first place; to have greater control over my viewing experience?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. mattack

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    Actually, isn't it suggestions, THEN recently deleted, then your 'active' recordings?
     
  16. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Since most people (assuming, of course) don't use KUID, I think TiVo intentionally made it difficult to set KUID as a default because of the problems it can cause. Their way of asking "Do you really want to do this?" before the command is executed.


    P.S. There is an option in your iPhone forum app where you can turn off that annoying signature I have bolded above.
    Please use it. Many forum members here would appreciate it. :up:
    Thanks.
     
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    If I used KUID delete on everything then I would not have been able to have all the recordings on my TiVos because it would be full. I have programs from years ago because I don't use KUID. My drives are typically around 80% to 90% full. With KUID they would be 100% full and I would need to constantly delete things manually so new things would be recorded. I'd rather have the TiVo manage things automatically which doesn't really happen when KUID is used for everything.
     
  18. nyjklein

    nyjklein J-E-T-S JetsJetsJets TCF Club

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    I've had TiVos for over a decade. Series 2s, Series 3s, Series 4 Premieres and Roamios. I've never ever had any TiVo spontaneously delete any recording I've made before it first deleted anything in my Recently Deleted folder and then it cleared out suggestions. And even when those are empty it alway starts deleting the oldest recordings I've made. It NEVER just randomly deletes recent recordings.

    Jeff

    P.S. and I only use KUID sparingly and never for a season pass.
     
  19. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    My only use for KUID is to move a show out of suggestions and into My Shows. If there were another way to do that, I would.
     
  20. socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

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    There is. You can just set the keep until date instead. Even if it is in the past, it will treat it like a program you recorded. No need to KUID.


    Overall, for better or worse KUID can be a blessing or a curse. Tivo decided that due to the odd behavior that occurs with it, they preferred it not to be default. For those who want everything to default to it, that stinks.
     

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