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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Feb 12, 2007 #541 of 1216
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    This is better than watching "Jaywalking" on The Tonight Show. :D

    Jan (not saying "/pops popcorn" because I would choke on it when I laughed)
     
  2. Feb 12, 2007 #542 of 1216
    JustAllie

    JustAllie Number crunchin'

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    Yeah, that was hysterical. Those German bombers sure had to fly a long way. :D
     
  3. Feb 12, 2007 #543 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    A number of people have talked about the lifeline of this thread, I'm not alone.

    Yeah you said 'second hottest thread' a few times, so congratulations, it sounds like you enjoy that. Not sure what the criteria is to make it a hot thread, but if it's new ideas and concepts, I'm afraid we're all falling a bit short there. Even you noted that people were rehashing old ideas.

    But who can blame them, it's unrealistic to ask someone to sit there for hours going through 500+ posts! :eek:
     
  4. Feb 12, 2007 #544 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    See here is the thing. You have to be a fan of this thread (yep, I'm one of the few), OR SIT HERE FOR HOURS AND READ EVERY POST to realize that Tim's problems actually have nothing to do with Tivo, or storage, or capacity, or deletions, or anything electronic for that matter.

    People keep naively posting remedies, or solutions, and 'what worked for them'. When the truth is, NOTHING will work for TIM. Nothing whatsoever!!!

    Tim could have an entire roomful of Tivos, all with unlimited capacity, and we would STILL be discussing what his wife did to the fifth Tivo from the left last night. We discuss because...he discusses.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2007 #545 of 1216
    cheer

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    You know you're getting old when you begin to suspect that most people don't get Animal House references anymore. :(
     
  6. Feb 12, 2007 #546 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    have somone other than the OP continuously posting critiques oif the threads while other people see the thread pop up on the first page for the first time and thus decide to post their 2 cents and then all the regular viewers keep coming back to see what is new and before you know it you get good numbers in both the posting and views column and bingo - the software picks it up as the second hottest thread.

    but maybe yours was a rhetorical question ;)
     
  7. Feb 13, 2007 #547 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    It was, but that poses a bigger question in the grand scheme of things...

    Is a rhetorical question still rhetorical if someone answers it???

    Hmmmmm
     
  8. Feb 16, 2007 #548 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    OK it looks like this thread has finished yet another short-term run, I'm guessing it's no longer one of the 'hot topics' or whatever it was in the newsletter.

    So who wants to predict when Tim will come back and tell us the latest news of what his wife is doing, or not doing?

    My prediction is we hear from Tim again on May 24. He seems to be able to go three months between postings, and then he has to come in and tell us his latest Tivo/wife problems. And it starts all over again.

    Your prediction?
     
  9. Feb 16, 2007 #549 of 1216
    hyachts

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    My prediction is that you will contribute many more posts and, consequently, subtract more value from this thread than anyone, including the OP.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2007 #550 of 1216
    RangersRBack

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    Value and this thread in the same sentence? Quite the stretch! :p
     
  11. Jun 28, 2007 #551 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    My prediction is that you'll have to eat crow, because today is June 28th.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2007 #552 of 1216
    musika

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    upgrade now for betterness
     
  13. Oct 13, 2007 #553 of 1216
    timckelley

    timckelley TCFer

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    New development, and so time to update this thread. :p :D

    For the last month, I've been having a lot of stuttering on my TiVo, so 5 days ago I finally got around to replacing the hard drive. (If anybody's interested, see this thread for the complications and problems I ran into while doing this.)

    Anyway, I did this, and all was dandy and my TiVo was running really nicely with no stuttering, but then earlier tonight I was watching a show on my TiVo and right in the middle of the show, it went totally dead as if a light switch were flicked or something! :( :thumbsdown:

    I tried unplugging and plugging back in several times and this did nothing. No drives spinning or anything, it's like there was no power. So I opened up the case, and I think the cord is good because when I plug it in, I hear a very faint clicking noise, but no spinning is happening. At this point, I don't know how to fix the problem, so I posted about my problem over on the Help forum, and am awaiting advice. Meanwhile, I'm out of commission and dead in the water. :mad:

    My wife is asleep, but without her permission I just went downstairs to her TiVo and transferred all my SPs onto her TiVo. :D [​IMG] I looked at her RD list and see she has about 8 pages worth, so it looks like she's not about to run out of space in the imminent future. However, she's got a 250GB hard drive and her default quality is "High Quality" (not "Best Quality" like I use), so I kind of expected to see more than 8 pages of RD there. Her Now Playing is fairly large, and she has something like 50-60 SPs/WLs! :eek:

    Oh well, hopefully I can get my TiVo fixed before space gets to be a problem on her TiVo.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2007 #554 of 1216
    jtlytle

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    Can you sneak in and change the quality to BEST and pray she won't noticed?
     
  15. Oct 13, 2007 #555 of 1216
    RoyK

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    Good God man, are you trying to get the guy killed?
     
  16. Oct 15, 2007 #556 of 1216
    bryus

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    Wow, I am new to this thread because until recently I only visited the DirecTiVo thread. My wife and I managed to get by for 3 years on a 35hour DirecTiVo box. Only once in that time did we "lose" shows because we ran out of space. And, that was during the Olympics where I could only record 4-7 hour blocks.

    I upgraded to a 77 hour drive earlier this year which made it a lot easier to manage our space. Then the 2nd input went bad so we switched last month to a S2 DT and cable. This has led to a new complication with space, the quality level. On the DirecTiVo everything is best quality so it's easy to count up the space remaining in hours. Now, not so much.

    Still, we don't have too much trouble maintaining just one TiVo. I think a big part of this is that we tend to run 20-40 season passes. I can't believe how many people I see have 60+ season pases. I even saw someone say they had ~115 somewhere.

    It makes me feel like I don't watch much TV at all. :)

    My thought on this is that Tim's wife has strong packrat tendencies, but that they aren't dangerous because she's just filling up a hard drive with television shows. It's not like she's filling rooms with compulsive shopping.

    My wife and I just avoid these problems by being critical of our recording and eliminating shows we don't watch. If it goes past 3 or 4 episodes not watched maybe we're not into it. Also, once something is watched, it's gone. I am storing movies we wanted to see on a hard drive connected to my PC while I have free HBO for six months, then we can watch those when our now playing list runs out.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2007 #557 of 1216
    timckelley

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    When I upgraded her to 250GB, my hope was for her new space to last her a couple of years or more before it gets to be a problem, and she starts attempting to trespass onto my TiVo again.

    Your idea would undermine this goal of mine, and so I'm definitely rejecting your suggestion. :) I'm not sure why you'd think I should do that. :confused:
     
  18. Oct 15, 2007 #558 of 1216
    barbeedoll

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    I'll share my food and my bed, but every relationship is truly tested when one is forced to share a Tivo.

    I "feel your pain"", as I have a husband with the same "don't delete anything" mantra.

    Here's my suggestion, and the way I solve the problem. I have a Tivo with a DVD burner attached...I burn the shows to a DVD, and if and when he watches them is now on his shoulders. But I've "saved" them for him.

    On my other Tivos that are without a burner, I transfer the shows to my PC with Tivo to Go, then burn them to DVD from there.

    The option to watch shows on a computer or portable DVD viewer in the car (when waiting for kids), on trips when someone else is driving, watch some with the kids on long trips, watch while outside and the kids are running around, etc., while waiting in a Doctor or Dentist's office..you get the idea, may give your wife more of an opportunity to catch up with her viewing on her own timetable.

    A gift of a portable viewer for her may be much cheaper for you than a divorce. And no one should have to suffer the stress and worry of missing his own shows with a perfectly good Tivo sitting there.

    Barbeedoll
     
  19. Oct 16, 2007 #559 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    it seems no one read deeper into this thread when the wife had a VCR hooked up and was amassing booksehlves full opf tapes of shows she was going to catch up on someday. The lerger hard drive helped alleviate that archive problem as she was able to watch more shows before they were in danger of being deleted and at last report does not compulsively archive like she used too..

    making the media more portable than a VCR might help some but does not seem to fit the family life style Tim has shown in various posts


    PS to tim - I never saw any discernible difference between best and high other than the top quality setting took far more drive space for, to me, no benefit. If she went down one notch she would get a lot more hours of space on the drive
     
  20. Oct 16, 2007 #560 of 1216
    timckelley

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    She still to this day does seem cured of her VHS tape amassing problem. If she were still doing it, I'd still be assembling bookshelves for her. :) But it's been a long time since I've done that. Still it would bug me to have a Now Playing as thick as hers, but I can see where some people might like it, because they feel it gives them a lot of variety to choose from for watching. Plus, I suppose it's kind of pointless to have 250 GB, if you don't intend to have a thick Now Playing.

    By the way, a few days ago, somebody has agreed with my analysis that my TiVo is most likely suffering from a broken power supply. I'm still waiting for my 9thTee power supply I ordered.

    My wife also told me yesterday that one of my SouthParks I thrust onto her TiVo was conflicting with one of her shows, so she rescheduled my ep for a different showing. (Odd as I received no conflict messages when I scheduled it.) One thing I'm worried about is that the SouthPark guide data lately has not had the actual ep name in it, so there's no guarantee that when my wife rescheduled my ep, that she actually picked the same ep or not. :(

    I jokingly told her my shows carried higher priority than hers, and she reminded me that it's her TiVo. :eek:
     

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