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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Feb 7, 2007 #481 of 1228
    od111

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    Reach down between your legs to confirm your masculinity!!

    Then give her a handfull of vhs tapes.

    or...

    Just go out and buy another Tivo!
    I'm guessing she handles all the bills (as most head of housholds do)
    She now has the option to return YOUR Tivo (to save some money) and must finally watch her shows. If she's not willing to compromise YOUR Tivo Stays!!!!
     
  2. Feb 7, 2007 #482 of 1228
    JustAllie

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    140 posts by Tim so far in this thread. So $140 down... a few more posts will get him a dual tuner model... ;) Oh, and look, I just posted here twice today, costing Tim two more dollars.... :D
     
  3. Feb 7, 2007 #483 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Pretty sure that was suggested back in 2004...or was it 2005? I forget...so hard to keep track!
     
  4. Feb 7, 2007 #484 of 1228
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    both :)
     
  5. Feb 7, 2007 #485 of 1228
    od111

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    Sorry, as you see this was my first post.

    Guess I didn't go deep enough into the Tivo dramas past.

    - no too sure I want to
     
  6. Feb 7, 2007 #486 of 1228
    timckelley

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    To tell the truth, I handle all bills, all investments, and do all the taxes.

    Oh, and my wife is still off the wagon (or is it 'on the wagon'?) with her VHS problem. i.e. she is no longer archiving stuff to tapes like she once madly did. Her upgraded TiVo still has lots of space on it, and my TiVo currently has no American Idol on it, as we are both watching the eps fairly promptly after they air.

    I currently have over 4 screens of Suggestions on my TiVo, so I have lots of space too. I confess that American Idol is a bit more entertaining to me that I thought at first when I watched it, so I don't really mind keeping it on my TiVo, especially since my wife wants to watch it from upstairs. Still, I would never on my own had scheduled that SP.

    My wife's twin sister is also a huge fan of American Idol, and she records it on her Time Warner DVR. Last week I was over there when she was playing it, and it was my first gander at a Time Warner DVR. I did not like it as much as TiVo.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2007 #487 of 1228
    rdrrepair

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    Get another TiVo - Get yourself (you deserve it) one of those new Series 3 - I got another TiVo and upgraded mine - She got my old one (500hrs) after I transfered all of her shows into it.

    The kids have there own and everyone is very happy!!!
     
  8. Feb 7, 2007 #488 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Oh no, this is new intel...your wife has a twin sister who is also armed with a DVR? Note to the world...be afraid...be very afraid.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2007 #489 of 1228
    JustAllie

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    It's actually Tim's wife's sister's husband's DVR, of course. ;) ;) ;)
     
  10. Feb 7, 2007 #490 of 1228
    timckelley

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    BTW, they are still in the dark ages; i.e. one DVR for the whole house. And they have two daughters, ages 16 and 9. Maybe they'll grow up with the same personalities as my wife and their mother. :D
     
  11. Feb 7, 2007 #491 of 1228
    QuietPower

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    I had the same problem with a girlfriend then i hook up tivo togo and dump all her backlogged movies to a PC.

    She loves making shows do not delete :(
     
  12. Feb 7, 2007 #492 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Except there's a little problem with her encroaching onto his hard drive!
     
  13. Feb 7, 2007 #493 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Or maybe they do things other than watch TV...
     
  14. Feb 7, 2007 #494 of 1228
    timckelley

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    I typically watch about an hour per day of TV. Is that excessive? Maybe if we spent our lives watching TV, backlog wouldn't have been an issue. (Which btw, currently isn't.) Also, I do all my watching late at night, because during the day I'm doing nonTV stuff.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2007 #495 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    I think we had this discussion back in 2003 or 2004, so I'm going to skip it this time.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2007 #496 of 1228
    timckelley

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    To be more accurate, the conversation happened less than 3 months ago, and as I recall, it ended without any point ever being demonstrated that either my wife or I watch too much TV. We spend most of our lives doing nonTV activity.

    The problem this whole thread has never been that we spend too much time watching TV. If anything, it's the opposite. My wife accumulated a backlog because of how little she watched. In fact, years ago when her backlog was a problem, there was a period when she typically would watch close to zero TV, and spend most of her time simply offloading her NP list to tape.

    She's changed her habits now. Now, she watches a bit more TV, so she can actually delete stuff, and she's doing practically zero archiving, and the big thing now is that she doesn't swamp her To Do List so heavily as she used to do. We'll see if that keeps up.

    Still, swamping a To Do List <> watches TV.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2007 #497 of 1228
    JustAllie

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    I don't think it's so much an issue of time spent watching TV as the fact that TV shows appear to be a source of conflict, concern, or stress. TV should be fun. It shouldn't run your life.

    I do understand your concern about your wife encroaching on your TiVo space, Tim. I think you're gun-shy because she has had packrat tendencies in the past. It's really hard for her to admit that she won't watch a show and thus can delete it unwatched. The thing is that these days, a show deleted is not a show that's gone forever. There are reruns, DVD rentals, iTunes downloads, online versions from the network website, etc. It sounds like she has already started getting better about this, though. And you admit that American Idol is something you two enjoy watching together -- which makes it good TV, not bad TV. (Well, for you, anyway. :D)

    So the issue then is that she put a season pass on your TiVo without asking you. You're thinking back to how things were in 2003 and imagine this getting worse, until your TiVo is overrun with stuff she won't delete. Maybe, instead, it'll get better, as having TiVo helps her let go of her inner packrat. ;)
     
  18. Feb 7, 2007 #498 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Dude I wasn't talking about excessive TV watching. I think we did discuss that back in 2004 or so, but that was when I was young and foolish. I'm older than that now.

    I just love this thread. I love that we get updates, I love that different Tivo capacity problems keep popping up that you share with us, and I love that in 10 years we'll still be discussing your Tivo capacity problems.

    I'm going to nominate you for poster of the decade!
     
  19. Feb 7, 2007 #499 of 1228
    RangersRBack

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    Wow, I'm impressed...you've been following along at home. I thought I was the only knucklehead who has been paying attention to this thread all along!

    :D
     
  20. Feb 7, 2007 #500 of 1228
    JustAllie

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    I didn't come in here until six months after it started, but this thread has continued to amaze me. :D
     

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