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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Nov 8, 2006 #441 of 1216
    timckelley

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    three years ago: yes
    one month ago: yes

    three solid years: no. The key word is solid. Like I said, there were two and a half solid years of no problem in between 3 years ago and 1 month ago.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2006 #442 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Two and a half solid years of no problems between 3 years ago and 1 month ago? Are you serious? Please check your posts dated 6/3/2003 (the original post), 7/22/2004, 8/4/2005, and the last two months. No problems??? Please. Your problems are obviously ongoing.

    And there are many many other posts by you other than on those dates.

    No problems? Did your wife delete part of your brain when she should have been deleting recordings?

    :confused:
     
  3. Nov 8, 2006 #443 of 1216
    timckelley

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    8/4/2005 is right in the middle of the two-and and a half year range where I wasn't having problems. I checked that post and don't see any reference to my problem of running out of TiVo space. The only problem I see there is one my wife had (not any problem I was having), separate from the basic problem you're claiming to exist for a solid three years. That was the post where my wife was trying to deal with her TiVo addiction. Reread that post and you'll there is no space shortage problem being dealt with at that time.

    If anything, that post illustrates how this is not 3 years of the same problem.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2006 #444 of 1216
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    You're talking semantics to avoid the basic issue.

    What I said was, it's three years of the same basic problem...you and your wife having problems living together with Tivo. Three solid years.

    Sure the specifics may change from year to year...uprade issues, tape issues, general hospital issues, whatever...but the bottom line is you've been having the SAME BASIC PROBLEM for three solid years.

    I promise you this thread will still be alive five years from now, with a different yet similar problem regarding how you and your wife can't figure out how to live together with Tivo.

    Here's a thought...throw Tivo out the door and just watch some TV together, whatever is on...together.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2006 #445 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I submit it is you talking semantics if now you're lumping in her desire to watch less TV with my problem of lack of space. Still, your comment of 3 solid years is still completely false even if I were to include that secondary problem. If you look at my number of posts here divided by time, you'll see I post to this thread relatively seldom. That's because the vast majority of the time, I'm not having problems to report. Like I said, I personally didn't have problems for 2 1/2 SOLID YEARS. My wife might have, but even then, hers weren't solidly throughout that 2 1/2 years.

    Overall, my TiVoing is going quite smoothly, even now as I speak, so I have no need nor desire to get rid of it. It's working as designed.

    Watching TV together, as you suggest also isn't practical since our free time is usually not at the same time. That's why we have TiVos to begin with.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2006 #446 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    no no, It's "WIFE" thing you don't understand.. Unless you have one, Well, Maybe it's YOU We are confused with.. :D
     
  7. Nov 9, 2006 #447 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Yeah. Smoothly. If everything was going smoothly this thread would go away, but it never does. And never will. Trust me, in ten years we'll still be discussing the SAME BASIC PROBLEM.

    To jlytle, yes I am married, and every time I read another post from this guy, I walk over and give my wife a kiss. She has no idea that I'm thanking her for not being this woman. And we have an actual relationship, where we watch some TV together and some not, and actually do things together that don't involve the TV as well.

    Sounds like this woman spends her entire life trying to catch up to shows she recorded.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2006 #448 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Exactly. Long periods of smoothness interspersed with shorter periods of roughness. :cool:

    I don't follow that logic. Once things go smoothly doesn't mean it will permanantly remain smooth.

    We also do many things together. It's these other things that are partly responsible for her backlog. I don't see how you can possibly infer that because she has a backlog, that we don't do things together. For example, a week and a half ago, my wife and I and my son all drove out to Central Texas and spent the day there hiking and climbing to the peak of "Enchanted Rock" (A site in a state park.) Where in any of my posts have I implied we don't do things together? :confused:
     
  9. Nov 9, 2006 #449 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Was this part of the smoothness? Because this sounds about as rough as it can get.

    My opinion is she's addicted to Tivo and you're addicted to this thread.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2006 #450 of 1216
    timckelley

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    At that point it was not smooth. May I add that I'm the OP and it makes sense I'm here. I'm starting to think you're the one addicted to this thread.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2006 #451 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    Excellent :)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2006 #452 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    I already told you that I'm one of the few who watches this thread. Not sure if addicted is the right word, it's more like driving past a car wreck and not wanting to look, but you look anyway and hope it's not bad.

    And not unlike when you drive past a car wreck and say a little prayer for those involved, and then thank God it wasn't you, I thank God every time I read this thread that my wife is...well...different from yours!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2006 #453 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, my wife has problems I have to deal with. Thank you for gloating over your lack of problems with your wife, and for making fun of my marriage.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2006 #454 of 1216
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    Don't worry, I have different problems! Who doesn't?

    I just don't post them on a public forum for three years! Actually, at least you're saying you have problems, that's the first step to solving them. Your other e-mails make it sound like everything is peachy.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2006 #455 of 1216
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    Sorry I haven't read this whole thread but my solution was to do a clear and delete one day and then blame it on the Tivo reseting itself. Solved the problem for months.

    Getting a second Tivo will not solve this problem long term. Eventually it will fill up too. If you record 10 hours of TV a week but watch only 5 something eventually has to be deleted.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2006 #456 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Sorry, that was suggested two years ago.

    Next!
     
  17. Nov 9, 2006 #457 of 1216
    timckelley

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    My intention in my postings wasn't to say I've had a solid 3 years of no problems, because I certainly haven't, as this thread testifies. My point is that it's not 3 solid years of problems. In fact, the vast majority of those 3 years have been pretty much problem-free (from my point of view) due to a) adding a second TiVo, and b) upgrading the first TiVo.

    The main reason this thread has lasted for 3 years is that when a new problem (say, 2 1/2 years later) surfaces, I choose to update the original thread. Others here choose to start new threads, but I think it's more organized to keep it all to one thread.

    A secondary reason this thread has lasted, is because several people have asked for updates, so there is evidently interest in this thread. If interest dissapears, then this thread will likely die.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2006 #458 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    OK so please give an update. How many hours of stuff does your wife currently have to watch? And how many hours a day would you say she spends watching it?
     
  19. Nov 9, 2006 #459 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I honestly don't know how many hours she has backlogged, as I don't operate her TiVo. She did watch some of her backlog last night though, after our son went to bed. I was on the computer doing work during that time. It's probably safe to say that she has lots of free space though because of the recent upgrade I did. I also saw her maintaining her recently deleted list just a few days ago, and it looked like a lot of stuff was in it, so apparently she's must have recently deleted some backlog. I don't know if she actually watched it, or if she deleted without watching, though.
     
  20. Nov 9, 2006 #460 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    So approximately how many hours a day do you think she spends watching TV?
     

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