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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Feb 5, 2013 #841 of 1216
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Unfair to the people reading this thread? You're complaining that the thread will never be resolved? Seriously? This from the person who foisted the rebus thread on Happy Hour?

    Tim has created a thread which is useful for anyone who is struggling with a lack of time to watch their shows and a limited amount of disk space.

    He doesn't owe the people who are reading this thread anything.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 #842 of 1216
    Fofer

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    Of course he doesn't owe anyone anything. I don't expect him to change a single thing, or explain anything to anyone.

    But this thread's in the wild now. It has, and will, attract all sorts of perspectives and opinions. Even mine. I'm really not sure why you seem to object to this.

    It's the nature of a discussion forum. This is a ten year old thread, and after all this time, after all the suggestions and comments, the meticulous explanation of the implemented "solution," we've just heard from Mr. McKelley that he's not even aware if she's actually watching any of the offloaded shows.

    I'd call that progress.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2013 #843 of 1216
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I don't see why you, or Tim's wife, or anyone here should have to justify liking what you like, or wanting what you want. What matters is whether the solution meets your needs.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2013 #844 of 1216
    Fofer

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    I'm not disagreeing with you.

    My only objection was that you'd suggest my contribution to this thread was any less "worthy" or "on topic" than the others.

    Maybe after enduring a decade-long conversation, it's time to learn one smidgen of new information?

    If not, I do apologize, and will happily, finally, unsubscribe.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2013 #845 of 1216
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    There has been lots of new information. The thread will be handy when I set up my file server. ;)

    Look, I'm sorry to take it out on you personally. I'm just fed up with the general contempt I see on this board for spouses who aren't on TCF themselves, and the contrary attitude. If someone asks "how can I do this with [this set of equipment] then someone else says how cheap it would be to buy something newer. But in the threads where someone is buying the newer stuff, they whine that the OP is spending too much money. What's wrong with actually, you know, being helpful, and giving people a straight answer? Quaint and old-fashioned, I know.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2013 #846 of 1216
    Fofer

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    Meh. Apology accepted and all, but let's be adults here. The wheels of the bus go 'round and 'round. Everyone has an agenda, even you. Yes, you've got a contrary attitude (and contempt) for plenty of things too.

    I'm not scolding anyone, I am participating in a public discussion. After ten years, some other perspectives might (and probably should) emerge. This is healthy discourse.

    Carry on.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2013 #847 of 1216
    bareyb

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    FWIW, I'm right there with ya Fof. I've known Tim's wife had a "problem" for years now. I've alluded to her hoarding more than once, and let's face it, that's all this really is. She's running on fear and her decisions are made out of fear. She uses the exact same "logic" that all the Hoarders on the TV show use. Saying she may "need them in her old age" is just more of her kidding herself.

    Granted, it's a fairly harmless variation of the hoarding gene, but let's not kid ourselves and pretend there is actually any solution for what is going on. The Hoard will simply continue to grow. If it were my wife, I'm not sure what I'd do... From watching Hoarders on TV, it would seem they get VERY upset if you try to stop them, so it's quite possible, I'd simply turn a blind eye and do exactly what Tim is doing... Marriages are funny that way. :p
     
  8. Feb 6, 2013 #848 of 1216
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    The good thing about this type of hoarding is it doesn't take up much physical space. You can put a lot of shows on a 2TB hard drive, and you can put a lot of hard drives in a shoebox.

    :p
     
  9. Feb 6, 2013 #849 of 1216
    unitron

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    That's why the marriage vows say "for better or for foibles and eccentricities".
     
  10. Feb 6, 2013 #850 of 1216
    bareyb

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    Exactly. Everyone has their quirks. Show me someone whose spouse doesn't do anything annoying and I'll show you someone who hasn't been married very long. :p
     
  11. Feb 6, 2013 #851 of 1216
    terpfan1980

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    Hey! stop trying to make Tim fix this. If he does that, then who will have all of this old content to provide to the Smithsonian some day?
     
  12. Feb 6, 2013 #852 of 1216
    murgatroyd

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    :up: :up: :up:
     
  13. Feb 6, 2013 #853 of 1216
    bareyb

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    Good point. :D
     
  14. Feb 8, 2013 #854 of 1216
    cathyy

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    Oh, Tim, Tim. How naive you are. My husband likes to save old TV series and movies too. Even he is unsure how much he has, but he is checking right now to see. He thinks he ought to know how much he has. (Waits while he looks) Looks like about 6 terabytes right now, with another terabyte in digitized comics. He has plans for a 15 terabyte Drobo very soon, holding 5 drives of 3 terabytes each, set up to tolerate either a single or multiple drive failures - a lot depends on how much it will actually hold set up to tolerate multiple drive failures. It will store 11 terabytes at single drive failure, so I wonder if it will hold it all set for multiple.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2013 #855 of 1216
    igirl

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    We moved recently and had similar issues - catching up on way too many recorded shows and clearing space for new ones.

    I transferred tons of shows to HDD over my network using iTivo - then deleted them from the Tivo.

    Dropped them (as sym links) into iTunes and are watching them on our Apple TV 3.
    We could also watch them on our WDTV Live.
    Or watch them on our iPads.

    No space limitations - all the time in the world to "catch up".
     
  16. Feb 9, 2013 #856 of 1216
    Bigg

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    I don't get this thing with recording massive amounts of TV. I pretty much go through my DVR at the end of the week and delete most of what's on it. A few things might stay 2-3 weeks, but I either really want to watch them, or they are a goner. I just moved from a Comcast DVR of unknown size to an MCE machine with 3TB, and right now I need to do a cleanout. I have 75GB of shows on it (Comcast HD). TiVo is likely my next step in the DVR world, and I don't expect to get about maybe 10% at MOST on an XL4. Mainly I just like the disk space so I can let the thing go nuts and not worry about it filling up if I'm away for a week or two.

    OTOH, my mom seems to have issues keeping her Comcast DVR clean. It's a 500GB DCX3400, and it's always teetering on the edge of not having enough space. I don't get it. If you're not going to watch it, delete it. I think the TiVo S2 that preceded that one was chock full when it died. Did she miss anything on it? Nope.
     
  17. Feb 10, 2013 #857 of 1216
    steve614

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    If you have the resources, why not?
    It saves you from having to pay for Netflix or iTunes if you ever want to watch shows after they have originally aired.
    Sure, you could probably watch them online for free, but who wants to watch TV on a computer screen from an online source that most likely forces you to watch ads? :confused:
     
  18. Feb 10, 2013 #858 of 1216
    WhiskeyTango

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    I have plenty of shows that I want to watch but just don't have the time to keep up with all of them. It's simply not possible to watch 40+ hours of TV a week so I watch about 20 shows at any given time. When I finish all episodes of a show, I add one of the backlogged shows into the mix. Why should I give up watching a show I enjoy just because I can't watch it in real time when I have the ability to have that show waiting for me when I'm good and ready. That's basically the point of having a DVR, watch when YOU want to not when the networks want you to. And in your case, if you aren't going to watch it, why are you recording it in the first place?
     
  19. Feb 10, 2013 #859 of 1216
    timckelley

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    My wife continues to remind me that she needs me to write up some pyTiVo instructions so she won't have to rely on my help with it.

    Last night after my son went to sleep I stay up until almost midnight writing part 1 of some 2-part instructions.

    Part 1 is queueing shows to transfer from TiVos to T:\HoldingArea. (That's the folder pyTiVo is configured to move the shows to.)

    Part 2, which I'm working on right now, while my wife and son are at a Valentine's party, is how to move shows from T:\HoldingArea to her various shares.

    It all sounds simple, but I'm including screen shots and writing it in lay lingo to somebody who doesn't know how to use Windows. (i.e. I can't assume she has any windows knowledge.) At least this is how she told me to write it, because she has no confidence in her knowledge of Windows, but to be honest she has some experience with it. But just minimal experience. I'm not sure if she even knows how to rename files or folders, or delete or insert new folders, for example.
     
  20. Feb 10, 2013 #860 of 1216
    jrtroo

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    Sounds like a great episode of Modern Family. Yikes.
     

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