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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Jul 11, 2011 #701 of 1228
    lrhorer

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    All digital transport streams have a byte embeded in them known as the CCI byte. The value of this byte determines whether or not compliant devices are allowed to transfer videos that have this byte set to something other than 0.

    There is no law requiring any device to be compliant, but in order to obtain CableLabs certification for a device, it must be compliant. The CATV company is not required to allow any user to attach a non-compliant digital receiver to their plant.

    Meanwhile, the FCC mandates that all locally broadcast TV stations, when placed on the CATV lineup, must have their CCI byte set to 0. At the CATV company's discretion, they may set the CCI byte of any other regularly scheduled programming to 0x01, if they choose. Pay-per-view and VOD channels can have their CCI bytes set to 0x02 or above.

    Some CATV companies, like Time Warner Cable, set all non-OTA channels to 0x02 or above.

    No. TWC chooses not to allow anyone to transfer content from their line-up.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 #702 of 1228
    lrhorer

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    This cannot be done with any un-hacked DVR.

    It is, but the recommended method is to upgrade the internal drive, instead.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 #703 of 1228
    tomhorsley

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    I actually use this as a guide to tell myself what shows I want to watch. When it starts to seem like work to catch up on a TV program, I ask myself "Why am I watching it at all then?"
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 #704 of 1228
    timckelley

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    If that's true, I'm willing to go that route, as I've done this for S2's and an S1. Hopefully it's not harder to do on a Premier.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 #705 of 1228
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    just different, not harder.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 #706 of 1228
    dlfl

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    Still with the wife problems after 8 years? :confused:

    Maybe the solution isn't technical -- have you considered Dr. Phil ? :p
     
  7. Jul 12, 2011 #707 of 1228
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    If she starts recording Dr. Phil, her hard drive will fill up even faster.

    ;)
     
  8. Jul 12, 2011 #708 of 1228
    bikegeek

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    Am I the only one that reads this thread and thinks that if wife won't delete recordings then delete wife? :)
     
  9. Jul 12, 2011 #709 of 1228
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Now that the wife has her own Tivo...If she is still not deleting shows, then plan on upgrading the HD or adding an external.

    When you get to the point that you have to do this (and we all know you will ;)), I also recommend the internal upgrade to 2TB. Adding an external drive also adds another failure point.
    If you have a computer with SATA ports and an optical drive, upgrading the Premiere is not that challenging if you've done upgrades yourself before.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=455968
     
  10. Jul 12, 2011 #710 of 1228
    lrhorer

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    Right, and not really very difficult, in any case. Anyone comfortable with opening the case on a PC should have few problems if they follow the instructions.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2011 #711 of 1228
    lrhorer

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    I don't think her not deleting shows is grounds for expulsion. OTOHJ, if she deletes shows when she shouldn't, then it's mandatory. :D
     
  12. Jul 12, 2011 #712 of 1228
    timckelley

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    One of my computers has IDE ports, and the other has SATA ports, so that sounds good. If by optical drive, you mean a DVD/CD drive, then yes I have that too. (I'm not too familiar with computer lingo.)

    In my past upgrades, it's usually been to replace a failed hard drive, so I was able to get a free image off a fellow TCFer, but in this case, the drive hasn't failed, so maybe I can make my own image, assuming the process for Premiers is analagous to the process for S2s.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2011 #713 of 1228
    Stuxnet

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    If you can do that, upgrading a Premiere w/jmfs is cake. If you're even a little unsure watch the two-part video on YouTube that completely steps you through the process... from opening the case to booting up the new drive installation.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2011 #714 of 1228
    timckelley

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    A few days ago I was in my local TWC addressing my Internet problems, and brought this up. The lady said she's not aware of this change and they have no plans go stop requiring truck rolls. I told her I didn't think they have a choice in the matter when the FCC makes rulings like this. She agreed and said she figures her department will get notified at some point.

    Well it was only 2 weeks from 8-1 when she said this; you'd think they'd've been notified by then. I'll probably be calling soon to ask for a nontruckrolled cable card.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 #715 of 1228
    timckelley

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    New updates. I sold my house and moved to a smaller one in late August, 2011. I thought it would be a good time to sell one of our TiVos, but my wife kept hinting she wasn't ready to sell it. Her mother got pretty mystified why we need that many TiVos, and it seemed like she was pressuring her to let me sell it. In the end, she put her foot down and said we're keeping all 4 TiVos. :eek: :eek:

    So in the new house, we've got one in the master bedroom, the family room, the kitchen, and there's a room we call the "blue room" (because the walls are blue). It's really sort of my wife's media room, as that's where her huge collection of tapes and DVDs is.

    Well apparently despite this bountiful amount of TiVos, her TiVo Premier is running out of space. :eek: She recently asked me to upgrade it to give her more space. Some of you in this thread recently predicted this would happen. :D

    After researching, it did seem like (in agreement with what some of you said) that the best solution is the replace the internal drive with a 2 TB drive. I just did that last night in fact.

    This morning I told my wife that she now has space to hold 291 hours of HD programming, or 2552 hours of SD programming. I further told her, that if I were she, I'd record everything in HD she can because it looks so much better. Oh by the way, her TiVo Premier is now hooked up the HD TV I had been using with my TiVo HD, and I bought a new 32 " HD TV for my TiVo.

    My wife told me she might compromise and record *some* stuff in HD quality, but to be honest, she can't rule out that she'd eventually run out of space if put all in HD (which would limit her to 291 hours), so she intends to continue recording some stuff in lower quality. :eek: :eek:

    BTW, she's pretty much stayed off my TiVo since we've been in this new house. As well it seems she should, since the allocation is basically

    Me: 1 TiVo (dual tuner HD TiVo)
    Son: 1/2 TiVo (dual tuner TiVo Premier)
    Wife: 2 1/2 TiVos. (2 single tuner S2's, + 1/2 of the upgraded TiVo Premier... well, a lot more than half, since my son will only use a small fraction of the new massive amount of space I put on it)
     
  16. Jan 29, 2012 #716 of 1228
    bareyb

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    So... Nothing has changed... :p
     
  17. Jan 29, 2012 #717 of 1228
    timckelley

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    BTW, I used to think people who had 4 TiVos must have gone nuts and/or whacked out in the mind, and here we are among those wierdos. Well, maybe my original opinion is still correct. :eek:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2012 #718 of 1228
    bareyb

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    We have three. Well two TiVos and Comcrap box for PPV's. One of these days I'm gonna upgrade both of them to "Elites" with four tuners and hopefully then my kids can have their TiVo and my wife and I can have the other one. Right now my stuff is spread across all three due to conflicts...
     
  19. Jan 29, 2012 #719 of 1228
    timckelley

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    Well, as I noted earlier in the thread, a small amount has. When my wife's TiVo fills up, she will indeed delete recordings, because she's forced into it. She knows if she doesn't, the TiVo will stop recording, which would really bug her.

    So she will actually delete recordings, if forced into it. :D
     
  20. Jan 29, 2012 #720 of 1228
    bareyb

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    Well technically, the TiVo would simply delete the oldest first...

    ETA: Oh wait... Never mind. She saves everything "keep until I delete". Forgot that bit. :D
     

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