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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Nov 9, 2006 #461 of 1216
    RavenFan

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    Probably fewer than you jave spent antagonizing this guy for the past few days.

    My TiVo gets backlogged because I don't watch a lot of hours of TV per week.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2006 #462 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I'm sure the exact same is true for my wife. She's spends a lot of time doing things because of, and around our son, which is why she gets backlogged.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2006 #463 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    So approximately how many hours does she actually watch per day?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2006 #464 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I'll need to ask her, because I don't know. But I do know that she doesn't watch it every day.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2006 #465 of 1216
    murgatroyd

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    Tim, I think you're a great guy, and totally undeserving of all the abuse that has been heaped upon your head in this thread.

    The plain fact of the matter is, some guys think they should be able to do whatever self-indulgent thing they want, because they are guys, and that's just the way things are. Meanwhile housework and child care and other stuff should happen automagically, done by the housework and child-care fairies. They don't care how that stuff gets done, because it's not 'man stuff'.

    Basically, they are demanding that you turn in your man card because you actually have a clue that your wife is a human being and likes to watch TV in her (few) off-hours, just as you yourself do.

    If anyone in this thread comes off looking bad, it's the boo birds. Their reading comprehension isn't very good. ;)

    I wish you both many happy hours of family time and TiVo-space juggling in the future.

    Jan
     
  6. Nov 10, 2006 #466 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Yeah, Tim, You Da Man!

    But what is Tim doing that's so self-indulgent?
     
  7. Nov 10, 2006 #467 of 1216
    RAZUR_BLADEZ

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    Tim, No disrespect use really asked for it posting such a stupid thread. Still going 3 years, how stupid. Sorry my 2 cents.

    david
     
  8. Nov 10, 2006 #468 of 1216
    timckelley

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    You're mistaken... reread the thread. My problem is currently solved. BTW, this whole thread started, partly to ask for advice (3 years ago) on techniques of getting my wife's shows deleted. Partly it was also simply to share my interesting story. Other purposes, which were answered early in the thread, were to ask various questions concerning functionality and features of TiVo. How was that 'stupid'? If you had no answers nor anything very useful to contribute, you most probably would have been better served not participating in the thread.

    Also, btw, this thread which you claim is 'stupid' has been proclaimed by some as being their favorite thread of all threads in TCF. (Not that I'm trying to boast or anything - I'm simply refuting your statement.)

    Lastly, the vast majority of the antagonism in this thread has come from only one person, which tends to cast doubt on the legitimacy of complaints against this thread's existence. If this thread were indeed stupid, I'd've gotten grief from a lot more people.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2006 #469 of 1216
    TivoZorro

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    I guess I take a different approach to this thread and why it should end.

    Tim, you and your wife are both adults and should be able to work out your problems on your own, if not you both need to see a counselor together.

    If you are content with her taking over your Tivo periodicaly and have no desire to do anything about it except placating her, then keep quiet and live with it and quit pestering the Community for solutions.

    My brother has a controlling wife who tells him what TV shows he can watch and what food to eat among other things. I told him before he married her not to do it, but he has been happy with her for ten years with no complaiints. To each his own. I wouldn't live like that, but hey I'm not married to her.

    I wish you and your wife all the luck in the world and if you are happy with the way things are then go for it.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2006 #470 of 1216
    timckelley

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    You all are taking this way too seriously. This is a TiVo forum where threads about TiVo are supposed to be welcomed. You who are not interested don't need to read the thread. That's how forums work. Enough people have been interested in this thread, that its existence is legitimate. It's one thing if everybody was pestered by it, then you could make the case that I'm a troll and should go away. However, when enough people show interest, and when in addition, I get useful information from the thread, then it's appropriate, and those people bugged by it should be the ones to go away (i.e. don't read this thread.)

    As it, like I've said many times, my problem for now is solved, and I don't foresee needing to post more updates to this thread unless things change. And if things do change, but I perceive no further interest in the thread, and I don't think I will get any more information useful to myself from posting here, then of course I won't post anymore. Other than that, it's not inappropriate for me to post here. This is the TiVo Coffee House. The way you use this forum is to visit the threads that interest you, and stay away from the ones that don't.

    Also, remember I'm the OP of this thread, so it's not like I'm invading somebody else's thread, threadcrapping on it.

    Actually, you're not the only one.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2006 #471 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    OK I think I'm the person Tim is referring to in both these paragraphs. It's true I can't for the life of me imagine posting here for three years about the same basic problem. I'm sure our friend will come on with a few paragraphs explaining why it's NOT the same exact problem every time, but the truth is the problem just manifests itself over and over and over again, in different forms.

    I'm also the one who has proclaimed this to be my favorite thread, it's been the source of years of entertainment. I think my favorite part is when he says "I'm currently in negotiations with my wife on blah blah blah recordings, and she hasn't gotten back to me yet". :D

    Some of the basic tenets of marriage have gotten trampled here, apparently for at least the last three years.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2006 #472 of 1216
    iaflyer

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    First, I wanted to say that I have found this thread fascinating over the years and I'm subscribed to it.

    One think I was wondering about is whether she is still offloading stuff onto videotapes. I remember her doing it in the past, both shows for your son and to free up some space on the Tivo (I can't remember if it was hers or yours). Is she still doing that?
     
  13. Nov 13, 2006 #473 of 1216
    timckelley

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    She's mostly broken herself of that habit. In fact, it used to be she watched almost no TV. Her activity was mostly confined to simply offloading stuff without watching it, and not really watching TV hardly at all. Now, she actually watches TV and deletes her stuff after watching it, and only once in awhile offloads stuff to tape or DVD. (We now have a DVD burner.) Well I do remember a few months ago there being a James Bond marathon, and she burned just about every James Bond movie there is to DVD. But in the last few months, I can't think of much else she's offloaded. Well just before I recently upgraded her TiVo, and she was depleting my space, she offloaded the eps of General Hospital from my TiVo, but again, that was a couple of months ago.

    Since the TiVo upgrade I haven't witnessed her offloading (not that she couldn't do it in my absence), but has told me she doesn't offload like she used to.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2006 #474 of 1216
    sk33t3r

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    On my wifes TIVO the standard on she records who knows what, but now that I have it seetup to stream from the tivo to her PC she is happy, she doesnt have to sit in the back room and watch them, she can sit at her desk and work and watch them.

    But the clear and delete does wonders from time to time, I dont record that much, I mainly record something that way I have more than a 30 min buffer, as soon as I catchup or watch the shows bye bye, I delete them.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2007 #475 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Hmm almost 3 months since my last post here, and just one minor update to make: During the day, my wife wants to watch TV downstairs, but at night in bed she'd like to watch it from bed. My TiVo is in the bedroom, and my wife likes "American Idol", so she has taken the liberty of PUTTING A SEASON PASS for "American Idol" on MY TIVO. :eek:

    Well, it's not as dire as I paint it, because:

    a) I have between 3 and 4 screens of suggestions on my TiVo, so I'm not low on space.
    b) I kind of like "American Idol", though it's not my favorite show by a long shot
    c) She likes to make fun of the contestants, but doesn't particularly enjoy doing it unless she's watching it with somebody else, so I watch it with her in our bedroom at night. So I guess I partly own the SP in that sense.

    But by no means would I have scheduled that SP on my own onto my TiVo. I don't consider it that good a show. But it's not that bad either, so I watch it with her. One drawback is that she sometimes falls asleep before the ep is over, and she doesn't want to miss it, so I can't just finish watching it and delete. I have to pause it at the point where she fell asleep, and resume another day.

    This is just a recent development, so there's very little backlog. Yesterday there were two eps in NP, and we watched 1 1/2 of them before she fell asleep, so right now there's just 1/2 an ep on there. So it really is not a problem right now.

    If it were to become a problem, I suppose buying a 3rd TiVo (and assigning ownership of it to her) and putting it upstairs would solve things, but I don't want to do that, because the lifetime option is gone now.

    (Oh, and to preempt that guy who says this thread is 3 years of the same thing, this isn't. She's not overflowing to my TiVo due to lack of space on hers.... she simply wants the flexibility to watch from downstairs or upstairs.)
     
  16. Feb 2, 2007 #476 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    yah we had this discussion back when you were deciding to upgrade the series 1 or not. MRV is a very useful feature in our house. It would be worth the 6.95 a month in my opinion.

    but anyhow this one does not sound like encroachment to me as it sounds a lot more like the two of you get to spend some time just laughing at the world at night before bedtime. That is, as they say, priceless.
     
  17. Feb 4, 2007 #477 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    Have you thought of wake her up and say, "wake up, the show isn't over yet!" :D
     
  18. Feb 7, 2007 #478 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Cool, my favorite thread is back, starring my favorite couple, Mr. & Mrs. Tivo! ;)

    Yep, I'm the guy who says this is three years of the same thing, but I am in fact wrong...now we're up to three years and eight months!!! 2/3 of the way to four years!!! Gotta love it!

    June 3, 2003...my wife and I are having Tivo problems. February 2, 2007...my wife and I are having Tivo problems.

    I will continue to say I understand you haven't been having the EXACT same problem for almost four years, but this is still the SAME BASIC PROBLEM! You and your wife having Tivo capacity issues.

    Let's see, we're less than four months from the FOUR YEAR anniversary of this thread, and next year we'll hit the FIVE YEAR anniversary! And the nay-sayers said it couldn't be done...oh ye of little faith.

    I stand by my prediction that this thread is capable of a good 10-15 year run...it's like the LES MISERABLES of forum threads...in more ways than one! :D

    Yeah, have a good time making fun of those American Idol contestants...doesn't it feel good to make fun of wacky people??? :cool:
     
  19. Feb 7, 2007 #479 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    If, starting back in 2003, Tim had put $1 into a savings account for every post that appeared in this thread, he could have bought several more TiVos and/or larger hard drives by now. :D
     
  20. Feb 7, 2007 #480 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    yah but if it cost him a dollar every time he posted he would not have posted much if at all in his thread ;)
     

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