1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wife won't delete recordings

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by timckelley, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Aug 11, 2006 #321 of 1216
    maki

    maki New Member

    371
    0
    Oct 23, 2003
    Minneapolis
    I don't know what kind of seasons soap operas go on but if it's anything like my daily talk shows there's always a time like the summer for some serious catching up. :D
     
  2. Aug 11, 2006 #322 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    To be honest, I'm all in favor of paying the $100 to upgrade her to over 300 hours. The roadblock is her hesitance to divert me from my other housework to do this. But like I said, if my TiVo stays this low or gets lower, I'm going to press the issue and make it a higher priority to-do item.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2006 #323 of 1216
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    47,731
    136
    Apr 16, 2003
    Arizona
    Dude. Sack up!! It's not like upgrading the TiVo is akin to building a new wing on the house. It should only take you a couple of hours. You waste that much time here on TC every day. I guarantee that whether she "approves" it or not, you will both be much happier in the long run if you just go ahead and upgrade her TiVo.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2006 #324 of 1216
    mattack

    mattack Active Member

    20,734
    4
    Apr 9, 2001
    sunnyvale
    I'm dozens of episodes of Letterman's show behind (a few months' worth), but I'm going to watch them.. Though admittedly I didn't catch up during his 2 weeks off (busy with a developer conference). I am recording them from my Tivo to my other recorder where I can watch them at 1.5x speed with sound though..
     
  5. Aug 11, 2006 #325 of 1216
    alansplace

    alansplace ------ Alan ------

    804
    0
    Apr 30, 2006
    Southern...
    i love that feature about my Toshiba RD-XS32S.
    --
    Alan :D
     
  6. Aug 11, 2006 #326 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Well, only once before did I replace a TiVo hard drive, and it took way more than a couple of hours to replace. It took 3 evenings of research, working, and asking questions when I got stuck. I really didn't find the Hinsdale instructions all that user-friendly to somebody of my knowledge. And that was a case where I didn't mind losing the programs on my disk. In this case, she's going to want me to copy all her shows onto the new disk as well, which will also mean we'll need to schedule this at a time when her To Do List has a big enough gap in it that she won't miss her recordings. I'm told the copy operation takes hours to complete.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2006 #327 of 1216
    Timber

    Timber Active Member

    1,622
    0
    Apr 28, 2002
    NoVA
    I'll stick with the suggestion I made months ago, delete shows that you don't think she'll notice have gone and if she does blame it on TiVo.

    -=Tim=-
     
  8. Aug 12, 2006 #328 of 1216
    JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    28,698
    65
    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles

    Most soaps (including General Hospital) don't have an off season or a vacation.
    They show new episodes year round (except for a few holidays and the like).
    So probably 255 episodes a year.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2006 #329 of 1216
    weetoots

    weetoots New Member

    29
    0
    Aug 8, 2003
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Is it as easy to add a second HD, as it is in a computer? Any sites with how-to's?

    Al
     
  10. Aug 14, 2006 #330 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    No, actually it's considerably harder, which I can attest to, since it took me 3 evenings of working and asking questions when I got stuck (when I replaced a bad HD in my series 1 TiVo.) When I say harder, I don't really mean it's a lot of work - I just simply didn't find the Hinsdale instructions all that straightforward. Just replacing an HD in a PC is childsplay (imo) in comparison. Also, btw, opening the case of a TiVo is a bit more work than opening a computer case.

    BTW, throwing in a second HD into a series 2 always causes power and cooling issues, but somebody else in this thread already suggested replacing, instead of adding to, the HD. That seems simpler, and is what I plan on doing.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2006 #331 of 1216
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    47,731
    136
    Apr 16, 2003
    Arizona
    I didn't find it very difficult when I did it previously. Hopefully having done it before, it will be easier for you the second time.

    As for replacing the HD in your wife's TiVo, you do realize that by doing so, she'll first have to copy all her shows off of it, or just lose them, right? If she's willing to lose them or copy them all off to some other medium, then your problem is solved and you don't need to add a HD.
     
  12. Aug 14, 2006 #332 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Yes, I knew that, and no, she doesn't want to lose her stuff. I planned on copying her shows off the old drive onto the new drive I buy. Admittedly I've never done that before (as the one other time I replaced an HD it was to my TiVo, and I didn't mind losing my shows and settings.)

    I'm told it's possible to preserve the old shows by moving them to the new drive.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2006 #333 of 1216
    baw

    baw New Member

    2
    0
    Mar 29, 2005
    Haha, my wife is the same way. She has shows dated from November last year. "Don't delete that! I'm going to watch it!"
     
  14. Aug 14, 2006 #334 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    HA! So I'm not the only one in this boat. :cool:
     
  15. Aug 17, 2006 #335 of 1216
    TivoFan

    TivoFan New Member

    593
    0
    Feb 22, 2000
    Northampton, MA
    Seriously, are we still posting in a three year old thread?
     
  16. Aug 17, 2006 #336 of 1216
    maki

    maki New Member

    371
    0
    Oct 23, 2003
    Minneapolis
    Do your wives know you're talking about them??
     
  17. Aug 17, 2006 #337 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

    27,444
    42
    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Nope. It's your imagination. :)
     
  18. Aug 17, 2006 #338 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    25,527
    0
    Jan 2, 2004

    the three old thread was not picked up on so timckelley started a new one.


    MFStools 2.0 will allow you to easily copy the shows and settings to the new hard drive with no hassle if it is going back in the same DVR. With a little more research you can also copy shows and settings to a different DVR as long as it is the same model
     
  19. Aug 17, 2006 #339 of 1216
    JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

    34,900
    30
    Jan 4, 2002
    Arlington, VA
    Her recording backlog is causing the problem.

    She shouldn't get to decide whether you spend your time solving the problem. Either she okays the time, or she deletes her shows from your TiVo. Or she doesn't complain when you go out and buy a third TiVo and hide the remote from her. :p
     
  20. Aug 17, 2006 #340 of 1216
    Melwani97

    Melwani97 New Member

    5
    0
    Aug 17, 2006
    VHS your wife's shows too???

    Sorry to state the obvious, but that's all I got!
     

Share This Page