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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by timckelley, Jun 3, 2003.
What was the old one? I don't think I noticed it...
or tell her its a bug you read about on TiVo Community.
"Have Only One TiVo"
Well, he still just has one Tivo. His wife has the other one.
But I feel very liberated
Divorce need not be necessary. The key to saving a marriage is to own two TiVos.
Well, she did the forbidden thing. There was a movie on My Tivo set as KUSN. I'd already watched it, but she told me not to delete it because she wanted to watch it.
Without my permission, she changed it to KUID <sounds of shocked horror>.
She wanted to save it because she wants to tape it. Well, I informed her that she has violated one of the Sacred Holy Commandments, and that I reserve the right, if I get low on space, to arbitrarily change whatever I want to KUSN.
She agrees that this is my right, and in fact, within 24 hours, she taped the movie off to tape, so no harm done. To tell the truth, I still have lots and lots of unused space on my 194 hour TiVo, so I'm not worried about space anytime soon. If and when I get low on space, then I'll be looking at the KUID stuff on there and changing some of it to KUSN.
I don't use KUID for any of my own stuff, but if space gets low it's possible I might (in order to protect my shows from her stuff) start using KUID. At that time I might have to remind her not to change anything without my permission to KUID. Of course, if gets to this point, I probably should upgrade her TiVo. But it's not to that point yet, because I have lots of unused space on my TiVo right now.
You might wonder: why if I have so much space did she bother changing it to KUID? Answer: it had a yellow exclamation mark next to it, and she was worried about imminent deletion. I've explained to her before that that's not what the explanation mark means, but she's been having trouble accepting my explanation of the exclamation mark.
shoot, I figured it would be at least another two weeks before she did something.
Stand firm. Otherwise she gets a crack here, a little more the next time, and soon she'll have taken over both TiVos.
This is not your wife's fault. Her logic is the typical logic that human being would use when seeing the exclamation point.
This is TiVo's fault and has been mentioned
Thanks for showing me that thread. I agree with you.
upgrade to a higher size disk--I think you can get up to 200 ish hours now, and then all can be happy. Record at the lowest quality you can stand to maximize space (If she won't watch 'em , give her the lowest quality!!)
To be truthful, with all my newfound space (194 hours), I've been recording everything (no exceptions) at Best Quality. I was tired of the graininess on the old TiVo. Best Quality looks really nice.
Update: she's probably got about 2 or 3 hours of stuff on my TiVo with KUID! I told her that if/when my space gets low, I reserve the right to convert her stuff to KUSN, and my stuff to KUID.
I'm sorry, you are allowing her to keep her stuff on your TiVo, why?
There are shows we both watch. So I record these on my TiVo, and leave them there until she watches it. All her shows that are only for her are on her TiVo.
Well here's a new, slightly shocking update:
Right now, I've got 3 or 4 hours (probably closer to 3) of stuff I've already seen and am waiting for her to see so we can delete it. It's set to KUID (can you believe it?). I've always told her that if/when my TiVo gets low, I'll arbitrarily change what I want to KUSN, and maybe change some or all of my own stuff to KUID.
Well, this morning she told me "No you won't.... you'll tell me your TiVo is getting low, and then we'll set aside some time for you to watch our son while I watch the backlog and delete it."
So then I said to her: "So, are you telling me you're changing the holy ground rule that says I get the right to set the space settings on my own TiVo as I see fit?"
She replied to me: "Yes. Considering all the things I do for you in the marriage, yes, I'm revoking that ground rule."
I said back to her: "This could make good conversation material for the TCF."
She said "Fine."
So here I've posted it and await your advice.
What's that they say? "You can't win!" So watch the boy for a couple hours so she can catch up on Tivo. It will make peace.
If my TiVo ever gets short on space because of her shows, it will take a whole lot more than a couple of of hours to free it up. We currently already take turns watching him to get our other house work done, but yes, I will agree to watch him for more hours if that's what it will take, unless more important work goes undone. (Like, say, getting our taxes done by April 15th.)
Sounds to me like the TiVo has been more of a problem for your marriage than a help. In my house, it has been nothing but a help, allowing us to spend time with our kids when they are awake, and watch our shows after they are asleep, for example.
But you will never win this type of an argument with your wife. I say you don't let the TiVo get full before you make her watch her shows. If you do that, she could potentially have 30 or more hours of shows to watch and that is kind of insurmountable. I'd suggest making an hour or two a week where you tell her you will watch the kid while she can watch shows. That way you are always chipping away at the problem and it never gets too big.
The other option is to simply let some things get deleted. She will be pissed at first but eventually she will realize it's not a big deal that she missed a show, and once she realizes that, it will be very liberating for her. If she can come to an understanding that TV is there for her entertainment and TiVo helps to make that entertainment fit in with her schedule she will be very happy. If she continues to treat TiVo like a taskmaster that records far more shows that she will ever have the time to watch, she will never catch up, she will continue to be unhappy about it and the continued stress between you over this trivial issue could cause bigger problems in your marriage.
That's exactly how I use my TiVo. (when he's asleep.) I do find it very liberating to be able to do stuff with him and not worry about missing my shows.
Does she ALWAYS take a mile when you offer an inch? ... in non-TiVo matters, I mean.