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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Nov 7, 2006 #421 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    1. Make sure all shows are set for BASIC quality..
    2. Buy a new S2 DT 186 hours TiVo for YOURSELF.. then..
    3. learn how to say " Tough Sh*t" if she compalins that HER TiVo is full and want to use yours.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2006 #422 of 1216
    timckelley

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    My shows are all set at Best Quality.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2006 #423 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    That explains why your hard drive got full too fast.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2006 #424 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, but I'm not complaining. I have plenty of space, even at Best Quality. Actually, my hard drive really did not get full 'too fast'. It's filled with dozens of eps of "The Simpsons". I really don't need that many eps, and and so I'll probably delete a bunch without watching them. I have no desire to have half a hundred backlogged eps that I feel I must watch. I mainly just want my TiVo to always have shows available for me to watch that I like, and I also don't want to miss any episodes of any of my SPs except for "The Simpsons". (It's okay if I miss eps of the Simpsons.)

    My TiVo is already meeting all these needs currently, so I have no need to go to Basic Quality, nor do I need more hard drive space. The space I have, even at Best Quality, provides me with more than enough eps on all Season Passes to achieve all my above goals.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2006 #425 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    My apology, I didnt realized that this threat started 3 years ago, I am sure the problem has solved by now.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2006 #426 of 1216
    Havana Brown

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    I think the only times I've undeleted is when I forgot to keep the episode for someone else to watch. I don't usually re-watch shows, and my tivo is pretty full that I don't have time to catch up on lots of things. I can't remember the last DVD I saw because I still have too much stuff on the tivos.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2006 #427 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    LOL. Yeah, THREE YEARS AGO!

    Personally I think this thread has another 5-10 years in it, but that's just me. The characters on Lost will figure out how to beam themselves back to the states before this guy and his wife figure out how to manage Tivo, and the rest of their life!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2006 #428 of 1216
    Havana Brown

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    Unless Tivo broke up their marriage.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2006 #429 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    It's much worse than that. I love Tivo, but in this case Tivo broke up all vestiges of common sense!

    You have to invest a few hours and read the entire thread to believe it, and also believe that three years later we're discussing basically the SAME THING!


    This is my favorite thread of all time!
     
  10. Nov 8, 2006 #430 of 1216
    Havana Brown

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    I have (just didn't want to say it)
     
  11. Nov 8, 2006 #431 of 1216
    edickison78

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    Speaking as a wife, yours needs to learn to share. I'm all for upgrading, have just done so myself. An even better idea would be to tell her to get her own TiVo, these here be modern times :eek:
     
  12. Nov 8, 2006 #432 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Wow I wish someone would have thought of posting that THREE YEARS AGO!

    Oh wait, someone did. Two years ago too. And last year for that matter. Still, the thread rolls on...........

    Question, when a thread hits it's five year anniversary mark, and WE'RE STILL DISCUSSING THE EXACT SAME ISSUE, does the original poster get a present?

    Or does it have to wait until the 10 or 15 year mark? Because don't worry, we'll get there.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2006 #433 of 1216
    Havana Brown

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    For 5 years it's wood, for 10 it's tin and for 15 it's crystal.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2006 #434 of 1216
    DevdogAZ

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    She does have her own TiVo. It's full and she's now wanting to add Season Passes to Tim's.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2006 #435 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Just like three years ago.............
     
  16. Nov 8, 2006 #436 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    Tim needs to make use of the new technology that was developed and came out while this thread was running its course. I say he gets a Series 2 and then turns on the Kid Zone feature so his wife can watch shows on his TiVo but can not add new scheduled recordings ;)
     
  17. Nov 8, 2006 #437 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Hey there's an idea, let's talk about what happened since this thread started, and all the got resolved or changed in the world while our poor friend still can't figure out how he and his wife can't share Tivo:

    1. The Red Sox won a world series.
    2. The NHL shut down for an entire season, came back, played an entire season, and moved onto the next one.
    3. Lebron James moved from high school to th NBA.
    4. Britney got married and divorced. Sort of.
    5. Everyone started drinking green tea.
    6. The Chicago Bears went from laughingstock to good.
    7. The Chicago Cubs went from laughingstock to laughingstock.
    8. One season of the Sopranos aired.
    9. American Idol took over America every Spring.
    10. Jack Bauer saved the world THREE TIMES!

    (What else am I missing?)

    Yet this guy and his wife are still having basically the SAME PROBLEM regarding TV!
     
  18. Nov 8, 2006 #438 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I should clear up misconceptions that the same problems have occurred for the last 3 years, and also the misconception that 3 years ago she was hogging my TiVo.

    3 1/2 years we got our first TiVo. Within a few months I started having the 'running out of space problems'. Then about 3 years ago, my wife totally caught up with her backlog, and there was no problem. By December, 2003, the problem was back. January, 2004 I bought a second TiVo, and gave her the original TiVo. That solved our problems. That is, until this year. Note that's a two-and-a-half year continuous stretch of no problems. It was only this year that she had taken over a large fraction of my TiVo. I then upgraded her from 80 hours (basic quality) to more than 300 hours (basic quality). That instantly solved the problem, and here I sit right now with no problem.

    So no, you're mistaken when you say it's been 3 years of the same problem.
     
  19. Nov 8, 2006 #439 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Dude just a month ago you're posting about too many SP's and backlogs, and filled hard drives, just like you were three years ago. That's three solid years of the same basic problem!

    And read the thread, there have been fixes before over the years, but inevitably you get back to the SAME PROBLEM!

    So don't worry, if you have no problem at the moment I promise you this thread will start up again in a week or a month with 'My wife is now doing blah blah blah, even though she said she wouldn't', and now I have a Tivo problem again........

    I'm one of the morons who reads this whole thread and has been paying attention, and every time you think you have the problem solved, or your wife figured out, the SAME THING HAPPENS!

    This thread is funnier than Entourage! And lasts a lot longer too!
     
  20. Nov 8, 2006 #440 of 1216
    marrone

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    Seems like an external RAID would help here.

    Wasn't someone selling a 1.4TB raid a while back for a Tivo?

    -Mike
     

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