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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Oct 22, 2007 #581 of 1216
    StanSimmons

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    One thing to keep in mind....

    TiVoHD does not have MultiRoom Viewing yet.

    I have been very happy with my S2 Dual Tuner.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2007 #582 of 1216
    JaneiR36

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    Tim, I just wanted to say, this is such excellent news and I'm very happy for you and your wife!!!!! :)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2007 #583 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know about that - I should factor this into my decision.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2007 #584 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    I am fairly confident of TiVoPony's post that MRV will come to S3/TiVo HD in November.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2007 #585 of 1216
    JYoung

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    TiVoJerry also said that MRV will be enabled in November.

    I have to agree with the redhead in that you should go ahead and get the TiVoHD or Series 3.

    Even if you don't get an HDTV right away, the Series 3 or TiVoHD will hook up to a standard definition TV fine.
    And dual tuners rock.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2007 #586 of 1216
    janry

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    At least your wives will use TiVo. I'm stuck having 3 VCRs hooked up to accommodate my wife's refusal to give TiVo a try.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2007 #587 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, I agree with this reasoning, plus I can see myself having HD TV in the not far future, so I went ahead and ordered a TiVo HD last night from Amazon, for about $253, with no tax and no shipping. :)

    Wow. My wife is slow to technology, but she quickly embraced TiVo years ago when I first bought one.

    My wife is suggesting the idea of putting the the TiVo HD downstairs in the family room instead of upstairs in the bedroom. My reason for the bedroom is that I sit only about 5-6 feet away from that TV, so if that's the room our eventual HD TV goes, I would probably be happy with a 26 or 27 inch TV. (27 inch is what we have there now.)

    My wife's logic is that the downstairs gets more use (mainly because she and my son mainly watch that one, though my wife sometimes watches the bedroom one too. Also, guests would watch the downstairs TV. But to be honest, guests rarely watch our TV anyway, and my son mainly watches shows like the Wiggles, but I suppose that doesn't mean the Wiggles doesn't deserve to be in HD.

    I pointed out to her that she sits across the room from that TV, so if that's where we put an HD TV, we'd need a much larger, and therefore, much more expensive TV. However, what's there now is a 27 incher, and she said she's happy with that size, even from that distance. But I'm thinking a 27 inch HD TV, might have less square inches than a 27 inch regular TV, because of the aspect ratio, plus if a lot of content that hits is is going to be SD content, doesn't it chop off the left and right sides, effectively making the 27 inches into a much smaller TV? I'm therefore thinking that just to keep what she's used to, we'd need more than 27 inches.

    But I'm not close minded. If she is truly going to be satisfied with 27 inches downstairs, I'll consider it, and then I'll move her TV up to the bedroom, which btw, gives a much nicer picture than the one in the bedroom currently does. Plus her TV supports closed captioning, while mine doesn't, so that would be another improvement. I'm thinking we should visit a store, and look at some TVs and then sit an appropriate distance away from it, and then I'll ask her what she thinks of that size. Maybe then she'd really know how many inches she can live with or without, and then if she says yes, we need 40+ inches or something, then putting the HDTV in the bedroom might make more sense to her.

    One other point to consider is that I'd be happy with an LCD (as opposed to plasma) HDTV in the bedroom, because I normally sit squarely in front of it. I'm told that plasmas are good from watching from any angle, whereas LCDs aren't (you need to be in front). But (I could be wrong) I think plasmas are more expensive, and I'm not sure everybody downstairs sits directly in front of that TV. So this could be another financial argument for upstairs instead of downstairs.

    Oh, and my final point is that her S2 has a 250 GB drive in it. I don't think the TiVo HD has quite that big a drive, but admittedly, it's upgradable to potentially have a lot more than that.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2007 #588 of 1216
    bryus

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    Wow, that's just archaic. My wife and I were visiting my sister and I spent about an hour playing with her Hughes DirecTiVo box. I had been wanting TiVo since it first came out but never could justify the cost. The time I spent with it convinced my wife that this was a good thing and me that I could never watch TV the old fashioned way again.

    Within a week I had made the calls to switch from Dish to DirecTV and I haven't been without TiVo since. My wife can't stand to watch live TV and I think we would give up a lot before we would give up our TiVo.

    Tim,

    I have a 27" TV in my living room. I have the same concern as you. How do I keep the same size image?

    After eyeballing them in the store it looks like it would take a 37" to 42" 16:9 screen to provide the same height as a 27" 4:3 screen.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2007 #589 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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  10. Oct 23, 2007 #590 of 1216
    JYoung

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    Well apparently, Jerry and Pony lied.
    TTG and MRV for Series 3 and THD was turned on today.

    :D

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=371193
     
  11. Oct 23, 2007 #591 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    ashu

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    Happy for ya, timckelley :)
     
  13. Oct 23, 2007 #593 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    well so much for being confident it would be November. ;)
     
  14. Oct 23, 2007 #594 of 1216
    JYoung

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    Since I'm working from home for a couple of reasons today, I don't have to rush home to MRV....
     
  15. Oct 23, 2007 #595 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    The problem is that they've now set up an expectation of beating deadlines in the future. Heh heh.... :D
     
  16. Oct 24, 2007 #596 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    Hmm, maybe TiVoPony knew it was before Halloween all along :eek:
     
  17. Oct 24, 2007 #597 of 1216
    RoyK

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    Anyone can beat a deadline if you don't mind leaving a lot of wreckage behind.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2007 #598 of 1216
    timckelley

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    So this new release is going to be bug-filled? I hope not.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2007 #599 of 1216
    RoyK

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    I can't speak for 9.2 - we S2 owners are the ones stuck with the wreckage. Don't tell me - I know the "hang in there - TiVo will fix it soon" motto by heart. ;)
     
  20. Oct 24, 2007 #600 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    Glad my 5 S2 TiVo DVRs sailed into 9.1 with smooth waters and full sails :)
     

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