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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Sep 16, 2006 #401 of 1216
    Kharizzmatik

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    :p lol I just read all 14 pages of this, when I already should've been asleep... Definitely interesting. I think those hassling him for "putting up with" his wife and her habits should really get off of his back. Everyone handles situations differently, he chose to try to work with her through it all which I think is wonderful. It may have been a pain in the rear and 3 years later he may still be back at square one dealing with the same issue, but marriage is all about cooperation and working things through.

    But before i went to sleep I wanted to pipe in and just add that i watch General hospital every day, and have since I was born (my mom watched it every day...). You honestly could delete two-three weeks worth of shows and she'd probably still know exactly everything that was going on in the new episodes. They tend to drag out story lines ridiculously lol..... :p I'll miss a weeks worth of shows and then pick back up and it'll be like I never missed a single moment...
     
  2. Sep 16, 2006 #402 of 1216
    gonzotek

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    My fiancée and her best friend were GH-aholoics. It started to draw me in for a few weeks, but when I realized that nothing ever fully resolves, I quit watching. My fiancée quit a few weeks later of her own free will(really...:)). Her friend had a different solution: when she starts getting back-logged, she'll just watch the friday episodes, which are apparently the 'good ones', where all the action of the week generally takes place.

    Hope the upgrade went smoothly, Tim!
     
  3. Sep 16, 2006 #403 of 1216
    timckelley

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    :D :D :cool: (I erased personally identifying info from the pic.)

    So: even more hours than I'd hoped. (340 hours now, more than quadrupling her space. :) ) -- of course that's 340 hours of basic quality, which in the real world is much less. Still, her space is more than quadrupled, because before she had 80 hours of basic quality.

    BTW, isn't there a screen that will show me how many hours there are at Basic vs Good vs High vs Best quality?

    Edit: I just notice the pic is gone. It's because my geocities account was purged some time ago. When I get home, I'll upload the pic to my photobucket account, as I know I still have the pic.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2006 #404 of 1216
    timckelley

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    However, to answer your question, it wasn't all that smooth. I got stuck on the part where I needed to download the MFS utilities for SIX HOURS. :eek:

    The last time I did an upgrade, I made a boot diskette with these utilities, but that only works if the HD < 137 GB. Since my new HD = 300GB, I needed a boot CD, not a boot diskette. I struggled quite a bit in burning one that would actually be bootable. Windows XP burning commands didn't seem to work, so then I downloaded a trial version of NERO, and that didn't work either. Finally after a LONG time, I decided to install NERO on my second computer. I immediately had better luck, as I could now see not just an ISO file burning, but the files that are inside the ISO file were starting to be viewable, where before they weren't. But I kept erroring out towards the end of the burn. I went through more than a dozen CDs before I got a successful burn. It could be my CDs are old and gone bad, or maybe, when I was tweaking the NERO settings (burn speed, etc), I just stumbled on a setting that worked.

    Once I got that bootable CD, the rest was easy. I'm saving that CD in case I ever do another upgrade. Next upgrade will be easy, now that I have this CD.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2006 #405 of 1216
    JYoung

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    Yes.
    Messages & Settings - Settings - Recording - Recording Quality.


    I give her six months before she starts encroaching in your TiVo again....
     
  6. Sep 27, 2006 #406 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Ever since I upgraded her TiVo I've lived in TiVo happiness once again. :) :up:

    She still has some stuff on my TiVo, but she's steadily draining it off, and there is no inflow of shows to counteract the outflow. (i.e. all her new To Do's are going to her TiVo, not mine.) So her list of shows on my TiVo is steadily shrinking. I now have two screens of Suggestions. :cool:

    I actually have more of my own backlog than I've had in a long time. But if it gets too out of hand, I can suspend or cancel one of my SPs, or let KUSN handle it. But the main thing is, I have control over my TiVo. :)
     
  7. Sep 27, 2006 #407 of 1216
    echodave

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    Funniest.

    Thread.

    Ever.

    Thank you, thank you, for not only making me realize that having five tivos isn't insane, but that my wife isn't as crazy as I'd feared. :D
     
  8. Sep 28, 2006 #408 of 1216
    JYoung

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    I really don't use Suggestions.
    I have 200 GB on one TiVo and 240 GB on the other and I often save shows for viewing during the lull periods.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2006 #409 of 1216
    zilogky

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    Buy her a Tivo and have her pay the monthly fee on it if she wants to fill it up with her videos. I believe Tivo has something where they only charge you 6.95 a month for the second Tivo, check it out. If it is true just buy a bigger Tivo for yourself and give the smaller one to her.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2006 #410 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    Wow, his first post, and it's a smeek! :D

    Welcome to the forum, zilogky! :)
     
  11. Sep 29, 2006 #411 of 1216
    revemd

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    You could also sneakily rejig the settings on season passes so that it only keeps 3 or 4 episodes before deleting them. This saved my marriage. But shhh. Don't tell.

    --Dio
     
  12. Sep 29, 2006 #412 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I was alarmed yesterday when I took a peek at my wife's recently enlarged TiVo and found only 4 shows in Recently Deleted. It made me think it was already mostly filled up. :eek: That would have been horrible as it would make me think that my TiVo might soon get retargeted by her ravenous TiVo-appetite. :D

    But I talked to her, and it turns out that she oftens manually deletes stuff from Recently Deleted. I told her that's not needed, because RD doesn't subtract from available space. Her reasoning is that she likes to delete stuff she knows she will absolutely never need to undelete, so that, in a way, she is controlling which part of the RD folders deletes first, thus sort of protecting the RD entries that might have a small chance of eventually needing to be undeleted.

    Whew! She still has lots of space. :cool:


    Oh, by the way, she's been steadily taping off the General Hospital eps from my TiVo, and there is only one ep left on it. Plus there's just a few assorted over entries on my Now Playing that are hers. I notice though that there are at least a dozen General Hospital eps on her TiVo. Plus, I bet she hasn't had time to watch the taped backlog of General Hospital, so when I remember, I think I'll ask her if she's still considering giving up her General Hospital.

    Oh, I guess I could also mention to her a tip that I read earlier in this thread from sombody: that she could just skip two weeks of it, and still figure out what she missed by watching the later eps. :)
     
  13. Sep 30, 2006 #413 of 1216
    timckelley

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    WOW! I just got a chuckle out of a conversation I just now had with my wife. I asked her what the latest is with her idea of nixing her General Hospital SP and her stoppage of watching that show. I noticed she has as lot of eps of it on her TiVo.

    She told me that she wants to watch it until they kill off 'Manny' (whoever that is), and see a little of the aftermath of it, then she'll stop watching the show, because the rest of the subplots are getting silly lately. I then asked her how far behind she is in watching the show.

    She said she's up the JUNE 29TH EPISODE!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:. WOW! That means she's got THREE MONTHS of that show's eps stored up waiting to watch. I know that at least a month of that, maybe more, is sitting on VHS tapes, and the rest is in her Now Playing. I told her that this is an amazing amount of backlog. She replied that she's an amazing person. :D

    The other problem is that since she's this far behind, she doesn't know the air date of the last eps she'll be interested in watching. In fact, Manny's death may have happened weeks or months ago, and she doesn't know it yet, so she may be needlessly recording more eps of the SP. She won't know until she watches it. So meanwhile, to be safe, she still records the daily ep of General Hospital. Whenever she catches up and watches all the eps from June 29th until the point where she's satisified, then she'll delete the SP and also delete all the excess eps she's got on her TiVo.

    So at least there's a light at the end of this tunnel. :)
     
  14. Sep 30, 2006 #414 of 1216
    TivoZorro

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    I have some good news and some bad news about the death of Manny.

    A blog indicates that Manny was killed off the week of 7/10/06. Hence the good news. Here is the link with the details.

    http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/07/10/110236.php

    But after all this is a soap and it indicates that Manny may not be dead alfter all, hence the bad news. There may be no light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2006 #415 of 1216
    timckelley

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Hopefully she still deletes the SP. :)

    I have a vested interest in this because if she deletes the SP, it'll take longer for her to fill up her new upgraded TiVo. :cool:
     
  16. Sep 30, 2006 #416 of 1216
    JYoung

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    You'd better encourage her to kill the SP.
    As I said earlier, if she's that far behind, she will never catch up.

    However, if she is firm in her killing the SP after the "death of Manny", she only has about two weeks left to watch.
     
  17. Oct 30, 2006 #417 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Oh by the way, she has officially killed the General Hospital SP. I'm not sure if she's still watching the backlog or not though. Hopefully she's done watching it. She told me a couple weeks ago that the SP has been axed. But the funny thing is, just the other day she told me that Luke and Laura are going to be on General Hosptal together again, so I wonder how she knows this if she axed the SP? I think I should ask her this. :)
     
  18. Oct 30, 2006 #418 of 1216
    TivoZorro

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    Maybe she's reading the latest soap magazines or the soap internet sites. I think it goes like this, Laura has awoken from a three year coma ......
     
  19. Oct 30, 2006 #419 of 1216
    JYoung

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    Hmmmm, I wonder if there isn't another reason she's deleting from Recently Deleted.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2006 #420 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Oh, I caught her watching General Hospital last night, and she admits she's back to watching it again. I think the return of Luke and Laura was too much for her to resist. I'm curious what sort of backlog she has of General Hospital, but she was in sort of a snippy mood last night, so I didn't ask. Well my upgrade to her TiVo is still working nicely though, and she still is off of my TiVo.

    I'm actually down to less than 2 screens of suggestions on my TiVo, but it's my fault, not my wife's. I'm caught up on all my shows, except I must have a month worth of Simpsons eps on there. That's clearly too much, and I consider the Simpsons my lowest priority SP, so I'm considering just deleting a bunch of eps off my NP. I'm not deleting the SP because I watch Simpsons sometimes. But I don't need 60 eps on my NP.

    I also have Simpsons set as KUSN, so I really could just let it fill up and then I'll lose my old eps. The only reason I'm considering not doing that is because I like having a certain amount of Suggestions, so I don't think I'm going to let my TiVo fill up.

    Unlike my wife though, I don't feel compelled to watch all those back eps. I'll just delete them. :) (I can't remember if I said earlier in the thread, that the reason there are so many of these eps is because Simpsons shows reruns all the time, but they're not reruns to me, because I haven't been watching the Simpsons for quite a few years. I must say I like the show, now that I'm watching it.)
     

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