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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Jan 28, 2008 #641 of 1228
    timckelley

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    I also consider our money to be jointly owned, but you can understand how a TiVo might not be. For example, her purse is hers, and not 'ours', because only she uses it.

    This being said, I confess that sometimes, I get the impression that she considers some money to be 'hers' and not 'ours', but I don't agree with that concept.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2008 #642 of 1228
    Polcamilla

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    Tim--

    You missed your semi-annual bump. How are things on your TiVoHD?
     
  3. Jul 23, 2008 #643 of 1228
    guppies

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    :p You can archive the shows you have watched on the VRC as well. If she complains about the quality, then tell her she can watch them right away. After you archive them, take the "keep until I delete" off. This way if she watches it before it is deleted she will be happy and you will have room to tape more.

    I tape more than my hubby does sohe bought me my own HD Tivo for my birthday. This way I can tape what I want and leave it there for as long as I want!

    Good Luck!:D
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 #644 of 1228
    guppies

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    You can also add a SATA Drive. Just buy the largest one you can. If she fills that up then there is no hope!
     
  5. Jul 23, 2008 #645 of 1228
    jilter

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    I have a S3. Can you "add" a drive to that?
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 #646 of 1228
    timckelley

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    [/looks around for RangersRBack, but see's that the coast is clear to post an update, because he's not here. :D]

    My wife has pretty much stopped transferring her shows to my TiVo, as she does almost all of her TV watching on her TiVo now. But I still probably have about 10 or so hours of her shows that have been sitting on my TiVo for months now. I don't really have a space problem, though sometimes I've kind of wanted more suggestions that I have. If it bugs me too much, I guess I could try offloading them through my network to one of our computers. (I assume this is possible.)

    Or buy a SATA drive, but I hate to spend money for something I don't really need that much. Just yesterday I reminded my wife of these shows that have stagnated and just sat in my NP for months. I said "How about I transfer them back to your TiVO?" But she doesn't want that, because even with all the space she's got since I upgraded her, she has filled up most of it! :eek: She doesn't have a lot of room for new shows. I also think part of her backlog is General Hospital again.

    I could have sworn that when I first gave her all that space, she said she wouldn't fill it up. Well, she is currently not moving shows to my TiVo, so my castle for the moment not being invaded. :D
     
  7. Jul 23, 2008 #647 of 1228
    imasofa777

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    Yes you could, just make sure you have TiVo desktop installed on one of your home computers and you could transfer all of her stuff off of your TiVo. You could also use it to archive things of your own, movies, series etc.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2008 #648 of 1228
    ZeoTiVo

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    Hopefully set to "Keep until space needed" so all it mucks with is your suggestions


    Keep in mind if you setup offloading shows to the PC, your wife will figure out hat she can store lots of shows that way. I would just keep her on her TiVo and let her shows roll off your TiVo if need be.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2008 #649 of 1228
    timckelley

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    Yes, her shows are KUSN, thankfully. But these last couple of days I did go fishing in suggestions for something to watch, and nothing appealed to me, but it's possible that even had her shows been gone, the selections might not have been much better.

    I've been slacking for months now with my thumbing, so maybe suggestions isn't doing as good a job as it could be.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2008 #650 of 1228
    ZeoTiVo

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    ther is hope - with 9.4 on the TiVo HD you can look at all your thumb ratings and manage them
     
  11. Jul 23, 2008 #651 of 1228
    Polcamilla

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    Maybe you've already watched everything. :D
     
  12. Jul 24, 2008 #652 of 1228
    JimSpence

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    What is this tape you mention? :p

    Sorry, it's been a while since I've been able to ask that question.:D
     
  13. Sep 14, 2008 #653 of 1228
    timckelley

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    Today my wife has told me she might want to get a third TiVo for the house. :eek:

    I suggested "How about I up the space on your TiVo?", but her reasoning for the 3rd TiVo is that sometimes my son wants to watch the Wiggles on her TiVo at the same time she wants to watch something, so she thought she could put the third TiVo in the living room so she can watch it while my son watches TV in the family room.

    Since most of the other stuff besides "The Wiggles" that my son watches is on DVD, I figured an unsubbed S1 would be good enough for him, and to just have a manual repeating recording get him a constant supply of recent Wiggles episodes.

    But I guess this idea won't work, because my wife wants the option to also watch her stuff in the family room when my son isn't watching that TV (meaning one TiVo will be exclusively for my wife, and another would be split between wife and son - the third is upstairs and pretty much my TiVo), and I don't think it will be acceptable for any of my wife's content to be on an unsubbed S1.

    I don't really like the idea of shelling the $ out for a 3rd lifetime sub and a brand new 3rd TiVo. The conversation sort of ended today with no plans to buy a 3rd TiVo, and my wife didn't press it, because she realizes the money end of her wish, but I worry based on multitudes of past discussions about things my wife wants, that if I ignore it, it keeps resurfacing and resurfacing in future discussions, and then eventually mushrooms to point that if I don't agree to buy it, she gets really disappointed and hard to live with until I concede.

    At this point, it's too soon to say if that will happen here, or if she will decide the luxury isn't worth the $ and just forget about it, so we'll see what happens. Stay tuned to a future episode of "As the timckelley's TiVo Situation Turns" to find out what happens. :p :D :p
     
  14. Sep 14, 2008 #654 of 1228
    alyssa

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    Way better than a soap tho!
    Sounds like you've got till Christmas to figure something out based on my female intuition.:D
    so in the glass half full mode-She gave you a big hint of something to get her for Christmas.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2008 #655 of 1228
    JYoung

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    If The Wiggles are really the reason for this, buy some of the DVDs.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1221419...ords=The Wiggles&rh=i:aps,k:The Wiggles,i:dvd

    I suspect this isn't totally true though.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2008 #656 of 1228
    MikeAndrews

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    That only delays the inevitable. Trust me.

    I added 1TB and was thinking that was like infinite space, so I added and extended every season pass I could imagine, until it started deleting stuff a week later.

    Now I try to hold down it to 100 season passes. :D
     
  17. Sep 15, 2008 #657 of 1228
    Brighton Line

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    I go with buying the DVD or just burn some DVD's yourself. I use to tape everything of the Purple Thing for my newphew when he was young, made tapes for him (Tapes?? What's that) so he could watch it whenever on whatever.
    Heck, now I could just give him the laptop and he could watch how to say Thank You all day long. ;)
     
  18. Sep 15, 2008 #658 of 1228
    timckelley

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    Actually we do have some Wiggles DVDs, which my son sometimes watches. I can ask her, but I have a feeling that in the morning while's she's getting herself and my son ready for school she thinks it's easier to use the TiVo than to bother inserting a DVD, waiting for it to load in DVD memory, then usign the menu commands to get the video started.

    But there's a greater issue at stake than how my son can watch the Wiggles. As I said, there are times that she wants to be able to watch her TiVo stuff in the living room while my son watches the TV in the family room (whether it be DVD or TiVo is irrelevant), and there are other times she wants to watch her TiVo stuff in the family room. For now things seem okay, since it's been two days since she brought this up, and it hasn't resurfaced, but it might eventually though.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2008 #659 of 1228
    MickeS

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    Yes. You need a third TiVo. Sorry. ;)
     
  20. Sep 15, 2008 #660 of 1228
    ZeoTiVo

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    in the words of baby Bop - "Fill it up 1, Fill it up 2, Fill it up 3"

    You might as well just get the third DVR* as she has a somewhat legit reason she can use to work on you with. After that she will not and you can stand firmer on her not using your TiVo.


    *Disclaimer - I have 6 running TiVo DVRs for various uses in the house and my 4 kids - so I may be biased toward just getting a 3rd DVR ;)
     

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