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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Jan 25, 2008 #621 of 1216
    classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    Just transfer one of your shows to her TiVo for every show she transfers to yours - when her older stuff starts getting deleted early, she'll stop that quickly.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2008 #622 of 1216
    alyssa

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    WOMANSPEAK !?!?

    Tim- get the Esata drive, preferably one for each unit. In this case bigger is better.
    ;)
     
  3. Jan 25, 2008 #623 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    You can use the network to double-check that the program is still on her other TiVo before you delete it. I think it's perfectly fair for you to delete stuff willy-nilly from your TiVo if it's still available on her TiVo. As I said, she can re-transfer it. The first time you do it, tell her that's the plan.

    If she's moving, say, 5 shows to your TiVo so that you'll both have a bunch of shows to choose from to watch together that night, then do your deleting the next morning rather than just before you settle down to watch TV together.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2008 #624 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    now that is Womanplainspeak :D
     
  5. Jan 25, 2008 #625 of 1216
    classicX

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    What do you mean, "in this case?"
     
  6. Jan 25, 2008 #626 of 1216
    mattack

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    Next time, on As the Tivo Turns...
     
  7. Jan 26, 2008 #627 of 1216
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    My wife had a 40 & 80. Mine is a Toshiba 160 w/burner. After watchin a show with her one night, I mentioned that it looked terrible. She was using basic to hold everything. My solution was to upgrade both to 500 & 300. I used the old drives in my computers. Don't be scared to install them, it's easy. Life is good.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2008 #628 of 1216
    JYoung

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    The Mrs.' TiVo is a plain Series 2 so I don't think that an eSATA drive will work without serious modification.....
     
  9. Jan 26, 2008 #629 of 1216
    alyssa

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    true, adding a second hd to a series 2 is a bit more complicated but tim's been around so he's up to it. right tim?
     
  10. Jan 26, 2008 #630 of 1216
    pilotbob

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    This thread clearly illustrates "Paralysis of Analysis".
     
  11. Jan 26, 2008 #631 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, I know how to add drives, but I don't think we're at this point right now. My wife hasn't run out of space. The latest chapter of "As the TiVo Turns" (as mattack puts it :D ) is not that she's running out of space, but that she's starting to transfer more and more stuff onto my TiVo. Her motivation, I don't think, is to access my empty hard drive space, but rather it's to give her the flexibility to watch stuff upstairs or downstairs.

    I suppose this is reasonable, as long as she doesn't dump excessively onto my TiVo.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2008 #632 of 1216
    alyssa

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    Perhaps a 'time on my tivo' limit might be of use. for example- she can transfer something for a few days but you have permission to delete it after a couple of days.
    I would suggest you need to define the "when I can delete a show off my tivo" point.

    As to the womanspeak issue, you all might find this funny http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1059025/tale_of_two_brains/
     
  13. Jan 27, 2008 #633 of 1216
    ZeoTiVo

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    TiVo DVRs default time limit is 2 days - and the icons easily show when something is set as "able to delete" for space needed. They could go with those keep until settings and any special case that might come up - a movie she wants to watch together could be set at Keep Until 7 days for instance.

    The danger in this is that it allows encroachmnet on his TiVo and might inlcine her to go encroach even further.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2008 #634 of 1216
    retired_guy

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    we've got five for the two of us and a sixth I've loaned to my daughter. I also keep recordings on my PCs.

    My wife keeps not only programs she hasn't seen, but anything she's seen and she thinks she may want to see again (for some series, such as "First 48 Hours", that means every episode), along with anything she thinks my daughter would like to see when she comes over. Not that we actually watch much a second time.

    I've been married almost 50 years and don't have a lot of faith in her changing her ways. Since the Pioneer is a DVD recorder she has generated trillions of bytes of recordings. I don't think I'll see large enough disks anytime soon. Sometimes you should have to take the good with the bad. Ulcer medicines can help.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2008 #635 of 1216
    alyssa

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    Tim, you've got to set the rules before it goes too far. Give the spouses an inch and they'll end up with a mile.
    See retired guys post for the ultimate in end games-

    Initially I owned all the tivos in our house, they were therefor mine. Then the S3 came along, due to the cost I let my husband pay half. For the next three months we had heated discussions about me occasionally using both tuners, half of the tivo being his & all that hooie.

    He couldn't plop in front of the TV & flip channels when I had programed both of the tuners. so I set up a TV input for straight cable but he couldn't be bothered with that, "to complicated" was the response. Mind you he's no slouch in the smarts department, web designer, musician & climbing guide etc.:rolleyes:

    We finally reached an agreement of me programing in the sports shows & him learning how to really operate the tivo/TV and be bloody well respectful of my programing.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2008 #636 of 1216
    JYoung

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    It's not like the Mrs. has a history of abusing the KUID .......
     
  17. Jan 28, 2008 #637 of 1216
    classicX

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    Does TiVo have an option to password protect "keep until I delete" recordings? In other words, you need to put in a password in order to delete any recorder that says "keep until I delete"?

    Then, if you were to do this to all of your SPs, you would basically be prioritizing your shows as far as the TiVo is concerned, and if space is an issue, it would automatically delete her transfers first.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2008 #638 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Fortunately, her list of transfers has shrunk to half a screen over the weekend. :) Partly this is because I had more work than usual to do at nightime, and during this time she watched and deleted some of her transferred stuff. I assume she's also deleting it off her own TiVo, now that she's watched the shows.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2008 #639 of 1216
    pilotbob

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    I never understood this mentality. Since I've been married it (all income) has been "our" money... and all purchases were "our" things.

    I have heard the "our money" (what he earns) and "her money" (what she earns) and say it jokeingly at times. But, my wife and I consider ourselfs as a true partnership so I couldn't pay for "half" of something.

    Sorry to be off topic... or is it?

    BOb
     
  20. Jan 28, 2008 #640 of 1216
    jmpivo

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    Like many on this thread, we faced the same issue once the wifey got all tech-geekie and learned to Tivo. I remembered the old quip about a dude wanting to be correct or happy. I chose the latter but told my beloved that I wanted a new TIVO for Xmas. She was eager to please (or to get her own Tivo) and I have a spanking new S2DT now also on the home LAN. She keeps all her Season pass stuff on the family room Tivo (S2) and I have all my season pass stuff on the S2DT in my office. I happily sit next to her while she watches Desperately (Insane) Housewives, HGTV, Design this & that, Fashion whatever, etc while I'm warping to some SciFi world wirelessly using the Tivo Desktop on my laptop and earbuds. I just know at some point, she'll tap me on the shoulder and say she's run out of space but I already have my response in hand... and it will be a dubious 'well that sux, how about an upgrade for your birthday'!
    -jeff.
    p.s. Thanks for all the laughs in this thread too.
     

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