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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #721 of 1216
    terpfan1980

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    @TimCKelley - how many of your boxes are now Premieres?

    With the new software updates to the Premiere you can now "multi room stream" so you could watch content from any one TiVo on the others in the house (that are all Premieres, all with the same updated software) so you wouldn't need to be as concerned about which TiVo where is storing which content.

    That said, I'd still advise following the "wife gets her own" rule for as long as she (like my daughter it seems) continues to employ the "keep until I delete" setting.


    As to how many Tivo's are too many and such... I've got my own Premiere XL with the stock drive in it, a Premiere with stock drive in it for my master bedroom, shared with my Mrs., a Premiere with stock drive in it in our living room (for everyone to share), a Premiere with stock drive in it for my step-daughter's bedroom, and a Premiere with a 2TB drive in it that will go into my daughter's room eventually but is currently offline while she cleans and makes room in there for it to be setup. (No cable drop there currently, so no way to get the FiOS channels on it yet).

    I've also got an HTPC that uses a Ceton card with 4 tuners available to it (that is a bit finnicky, but works well enough that I watch much of the live TV that I would catch on it).

    Before we had the option to do the multi-room streaming, I had that many boxes just to make sure we each had a TiVo available to us where we'd want it at. Now that we could stream from any box to any of the others, it's less frustrating and time consuming waiting for content to be copied from one box to the other through the home network.

    Once I invested in the boxes though, and had lifetime on them, I pretty much quit worrying about how many I had, as long as no one else was monopolizing space on the boxes that I wanted to have recording my favorite shows, all is good :up:
     
  2. Jan 29, 2012 #722 of 1216
    donnoh

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    You need to get her to clean the house and cook, then she wouldn't have time to watch Tivo!
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 #723 of 1216
    dginok

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    Time to call "Hoarders".........her compulsion to keep all recorded shows forever is the digital equivalent of burying herself in her own house with stuff.;)
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 #724 of 1216
    bkc56

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    Interesting to see this thread is still humming along (I posted back in 6/03). My situation is still unchanged: 2 upgraded Tivos, 1 for my wife's stuff, and the other for my stuff and some we both watch. Her's is chronically full, sometimes requiring priority work as it's going to be totally full in a couple days (stop recording). I don't monitor it, so it could actually get full sometimes and I may not notice. Mine is more manageable, but it does still have some old stuff. For example, we still have last year's Superbowl because my wife hasn't gone through it to watch the ads yet.

    Still, the system works. I don't stress about it because I'm not going to miss anything due to no disk space.

    Getting a second Tivo (the Tivo itself was free, but lifetime cost) was some of the best money I've spent.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2012 #725 of 1216
    bobster954

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    netflix, season shows...amazon prime tv shows, dvd rentals or buy of entire season, comcast video on demand.
    Lastly, if not copyrighted, use a program to pull them to the computer.
    Finally, get a second tivo, one for her recordings (that will no longer record as it is out of space) and one for you to watch things.

    last thing I can think of is...'yes dear' and go mow the lawn.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2012 #726 of 1216
    shwru980r

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    Upgrade to a larger hard drive.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 #727 of 1216
    JYoung

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    Does anyone else cringe every time this thread is bumped?

    ;)
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 #728 of 1216
    DevdogAZ

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    I cringe when people reply to the initial problem expressed in the OP without reading the thread to find out what steps have already been taken.

    Oh, and I cringe when the thread pops up, too. ;) I keep expecting it to be a bump by tim telling us when his wife's episode of Hoarders will air.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 #729 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    :confused:

    I am still not clear how the situation is substantially different than in the OP. it's just a matter of details and a few technology updates. The OP's wife still hasn't let go of her attachment to recording and saving shows that she will never have time to watch. I won't even attempt to dissect the OP's relationship with his wife and their control over disc space and technology purchases.

    Hang on while I cancel my cable contract and unplug my TiVo. I have stuff on this TiVo dated January 2011 that I still haven't watched.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 #730 of 1216
    mattack

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    That's all? Heck, I had older stuff than that lost when Tivo drive(s) went bad.. (One S3 drive, as well as the S3 it was in.. don't power on.. The drive went kaput too -- isn't recognized when hooked to a computer, but seems to spin up -- hope to someday try to buy an identical controller card.. and then revive the S3 maybe with a PS... and separate TivoHD drive went into reboot forever loop.)

    But going back to the ORIG drive, I finally was getting some old Last Call with Carson Daly episodes from 2007/2008 off (keep musical performances.. semi-hoarding, I intend to some eon make MP3s or AACs out of them to listen to on my iPod/iPhone).

    But when the S3/drive was functional, I had things from SEVERAL YEARS before that, and WOULD sometimes eventually get addicted to an old show and catch up. (But alas, I lost at least a full season of Cold Case.. Yes it's in reruns, but (1) those are hacked up, including (2) music changes.)
     
  11. Jan 31, 2012 #731 of 1216
    aaronwt

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    Why not set up a PC with TiVo Desktop. Then you can transfer the recordings and have unlimited storage potential.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2012 #732 of 1216
    terpfan1980

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    I do have to wonder what TimCKelley's wife is going to do when/if that overly full TiVo dies or, more specifically, if the drive in it dies and she loses all of that hoarded up programming.

    I know there's still content that can't be legally obtained on DVD and/or Blu-ray, or found for legal streaming/download over the internet, but so much content is available that way, and so many channels exist on most cable systems that it seems silly to me to go too crazy on setting up keep until I delete recordings.

    I know I'm a fine one to talk with so many TiVos in my home and so much capacity shared among them (not to mention my own HTPC), but I really don't fret over missing shows. Eventually they'll be available or I just won't bother watching them. If I que up too many shows, I figure it's a message to me that I just don't need to watch whatever it was.

    Heck, I even bought a couple of larger drives that I intended to put into the TiVo boxes and never bothered upgrading because I didn't want to take the time to do it and didn't feel that pinched for space over the long haul.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2012 #733 of 1216
    terpfan1980

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    That's a feature that I have taken advantage of a few times. I try not to do that too often, but when I see something go by that I'd really like to save, I admit that I will pull a copy back to the PC and the convert it to iTunes so I can take it with me on my iPad or iPhone later if desired. :up:
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012 #734 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I think a lot of the stuff she records is copyright protected (not premium channels though, we don't have any premium channels), so she can't move it off the TiVo.

    BTW, I'm not sure that she puts everything at KUID anymore like she did years ago. She still might be making prodigious use of it, but maybe she still might have some stuff with expiries. (But I'm not sure.)

    Still, even then, when the TiVo fills up, she would still delete stuff, because then the TiVo will choose what to delete among the expiry stuff, and I think she wants to make that decision instead of the box making it.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012 #735 of 1216
    duerrs

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    how about transfer all her shows to a pc and have her transfer them back to the tivo when she is ready to watch.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012 #736 of 1216
    duerrs

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    whoops, was on page 2 when i typed that.....sorry
     
  17. Jan 31, 2012 #737 of 1216
    timckelley

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    BTW, I'm not sure if this transfer to PC thing was even an option when I started this thread. I think HMO came out later.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2012 #738 of 1216
    DevdogAZ

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    Two posts above mine, someone recommended he upgrade to a larger hard drive. This is just a dozen or so posts after tim has explained that he just put a 2 TB hard drive in his wife's TiVo and their family now has 4 TiVos. That poster clearly hadn't read very far into the thread before offering a suggestion. That's all I was getting at.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2012 #739 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Hard as it is to believe, my wife is saying she'd like to get a 5th TiVo for the house. :eek: I suggested if it's a space problem, how about I just get extra hard drive space, and she can transfer shows to a computer or something.

    I think partly she doesn't like that idea because if how hard she thinks it will be to do the transferring. I don't think it would be that hard. It's been a long time since I've ever done that, but I remember it being fairly simple, and I'm sure I could teach her how to do it.

    But she brings up another point. When she's folding clothes (my son's bedroom is where she folds clothes), she'd like to watch TiVo there in my son's room.

    Here is where our 4 TiVos are now:

    1) TiVo HD in master bedroom, hooked to an HD TV. (This is my TiVo.)

    2) TiVo Premier in the family room, hooked to a large sized HD computer monitor.

    3) S2 in kitchen hooked to a cheap SD TV.

    4) S2 in a spare room that she's calls the "media room", hooked to a cheap SD TV. This is the room where her collection of recordings resides on a bunch of book shelves.

    I then suggested moving one of the existing TiVos there, but she says she doesn't like that because
    a) She and sometimes my son like to watch TiVo'd programs in the family room.
    b) When my son is at school, and my wife is sitting in the kitchen eating lunch, she likes watching a TiVo program in the kitchen
    c) She likes having a TiVo in the media room, since it's next to her recordings. Actually I suppose I could probe her on this one. Does she still actively record stuff, and that's why she wants the TiVo next to her collection? Because if she just wants to watch a recording, I'd think she could grab a disc from that room and play it in that room. (You don't need a TiVo for that.) Well, maybe she's still recording stuff. I almost never set foot in that room.

    My son's bedroom has a cheap SD TV hooked to a DVD player, but no DVR - this is where she'd like a 5th TiVo. She did say she'd be perfectly happy with an S2, as she somehow doesn't care about HD quality.

    Well I suppose in today's day and age, I'd think a used S2 with a lifetime sub could be found on the cheap, since most people want HD quality.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2012 #740 of 1216
    bareyb

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    You guys sound like you would be good candidates for the new "TiVo Mini" when and if it ever comes out. It allows you to stream content from your other TiVos without having to have cablecards or additional outlet fees from the CableCo. Supposedly, it's coming out some time this year. Maybe for Christmas? :)
     

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