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Wife won't delete recordings

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

  1. Dec 30, 2003 #161 of 1216
    tmsmalley

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    Tell her "My Mom would never hog the TiVo with too many KUIDs." (The Mom + hog reference always works!) Then, when she leaves you, make sure she doesn't pack the TiVo! :D
     
  2. Dec 30, 2003 #162 of 1216
    geoman47

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    Wow! Just read this whole thread. Makes me appreciate my wife even more because she sticks to our KUID rules, which I took for granted!

    We’ve had our 60 hour TiVo for a little longer than a year, and we discussed getting a 2nd TiVo, but with no discount on a 2nd lifetime sub, its not going to happen. We also talked about upgrading the Hard Drive, which we may do, but really that would just help to watch more movies and archive stuff.

    Really what we have done is picked about 2-3 of our favorite shows each. These are the ONLY shows that are allowed to be set to KUID. 2-3 episodes of each favorite show. And we HAVE to respect the limit. Exceptions aren’t allowed, they can seem like short term good ideas, but always hurt more than they help in the long term.

    At basic quality which we can live with, that gives us like around 20 hours MAX of KUID stuff, the rest is fair game. I never thought of it like this until this thread, but we also treat it like Rolnikov’s river analogy. That is, if you have time to watch a show fine, if not, it will or something else will flow by.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2003 #163 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Well, this morning she asked me if I was going to watch a SouthPark ep that recorded. I said yes, and so she changed it to KUID. I guess she does this to everything now. She records everything as KUSN, and changes it to KUID once it's in Now Playing. When Enterprise resumes in a couple of weeks, the TiVo *better not* be full! Gosh, I wonder if I'll need a backup plan, like (gasp!) programming our old 20th century VCR to record Star Trek. (covering ears from all the sounds of shocked horror)

    I know I know, I'm going to buy a second TiVo. But I borrowed against our retirement (don't worry it was post-tax funds, so no penalty) to pay our property tax, and once I've repaid our retirement funds (which should be soon), I intend to buy a second TiVo.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2003 #164 of 1216
    Philosofy

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    This makes me forgive my wife's little habit. She is a neat freak, and our cordless phone keeps track of who called. She is always clearing that out, making it just a little more difficult to return calls (now I have to look up the number, etc.) What, you say? Program the numbers into the phone? I did that. She erased them. :rolleyes:

    She used to clear out the suggestions on our TiVo, too, until I explained they really aren't taking up the space of stuff in the Now Playing or To Do lists.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2004 #165 of 1216
    timckelley

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    I'm now shopping for my second TiVo and am also in the middle of negotiations with my wife on how to manage our two TiVos. She really doesn't like the idea of putting shows we both watch onto both TiVos, and having each of us delete our half when we watch it.

    But she did sign on to the idea that I'm allowed to make any of my shows on my TiVo KUID, and if she puts any of her shows on my TiVo, it must be KUSN. Also, if it's a show we both watch, and it's on my TiVo, once I watch it, if she hasn't watched it yet, I have the right to convert it to KUSN.

    I can't argue with those terms, because it totally protects my shows to the same degree as if she totally stays off my TiVo.

    But she's already telling me that she wants to put some of her stuff on my TiVo. And it'll be interesting to see if she actually lives up to these terms. I hope that down the road I don't hear her saying "I know I have shows A,B,C..., G on your TiVo, but show E is really important. Can you make that KUID?" Or worse, she walks over and makes it KUID on her own without telling me.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2004 #166 of 1216
    Philosofy

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    Have you thought about upgrading her TiVo? Drop another 120 gig in there, and if she fills it up, tell her tought luck.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2004 #167 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, actually, if either TiVo is to be upgraded, it will be hers. My first priority is to get a second TiVo, though, and eventually we'll probably upgrade hers, probably thru weakknees. I'm thinking of installing the HD myself, but letting them configure it. Who knows? It's possible that the priority of her upgrade could increase if she starts violating the 2-TiVo groundrules.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2004 #168 of 1216
    Mike20878

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    Hopefully she doesn't try to alphabetize the season passes...:)
     
  9. Jan 6, 2004 #169 of 1216
    mitchb2

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    That's an incredibly annoying feature (bug).
    It's happened to me before....pretty silly to assume that nothing between now and then will be watched and deleted.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2004 #170 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Yes, I know they want to protect themselves and us by not promising to record something that won't record, but they could at least flash a message: "You show has been added to the To Do List, but it will not be recorded due to lack of space, unless you delete other shows before the show airs on xx/xx".
     
  11. Jan 6, 2004 #171 of 1216
    JYoung

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    You're really going to stand firm here. Based on past history, once she starts putting her shows on your TiVo, you're done for.
    Soon you'll be in the same position as you were before except her shows will be filling two TiVos and you'll have none.
    And getting a third TiVo will be your only option...... ;)
     
  12. Jan 6, 2004 #172 of 1216
    timckelley

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    So I wonder if that's why some of the posters here admit to having in excess of 6 TiVos. :)
     
  13. Jan 6, 2004 #173 of 1216
    killzone

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    You will probably need 3 or 4 tivos. I bought a 2nd Tivo for my wife but she still records all sorts of stuff on my Tivo.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2004 #174 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Well as long as she sticks to her KUSN rule, I won't be impacted by her shows on my TiVo, but of course if she sticks enough of her KUSN stuff on it, she'll start losing shows and then will come the moment of truth. Will she attempt to take action to preserve her shows from deletion, like changing our ground rules (2 TiVo rules), or will she abide by the rules and let her shows die? Well, I wear the pants, and my TiVo is my TiVo! ;)
     
  15. Jan 7, 2004 #175 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Well, things are moving along nicely. With two TiVos we'll need to reorganize our equipment, plus I want to modulate our original TiVo, integrating it with our house's On Q system so that it will be viewable from the entire house, so I'll need a modulator.

    I also need more shelves in my entertainment center, and so I bought some wood today from Lowe's and some stain to stain it the same color as my entertainment center. I bought a second VA500 UPS for $20 (normally $60) using discounts I got off of slickdeals.com. I'm about to order my modulator for $55 from worthington.com after I verify I've got a blank channel at home to modulate it onto. I'm currently tracking ebay auctions for a TiVo, or I might buy it from servicedvr.com. I need to go to Radioshack to buy remote extenders, and a couple of A/B switches.

    Hopefully before too much longer, I'll be finished and will have joined all you multiple TiVo owners. Just in time too, because some of my SPs are starting to come off from their dormant rerun status.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2004 #176 of 1216
    Dr. Thodt

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    I pray for the day my g/f finally learns this lesson.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2004 #177 of 1216
    lajohn27

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    Somewhere way back in this thread.. I read about SEVEN TiVOs in one house.. and the very first thought in my head wasn't 'why so many' or whatever..

    But instead.. how would I remember what TiVO had what Season Pass and forget about watching the Suggestions..

    :)
     
  18. Jan 8, 2004 #178 of 1216
    JustAllie

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    If she does this, it's pretty clear that she's saying she doesn't respect you or your things. :mad:

    If she tries that, change the groundrules to "My TiVo is My TiVo, Don't Touch!", and delete anything of hers that appears on there. Lock up that TiVo's remote when you're not using it. ;)
     
  19. Jan 8, 2004 #179 of 1216
    timckelley

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    Later in this thread, I retracted my statement. My wife is using KUID with gusto. But her SPs and To Dos are all KUSN. Once they they show up in Now Playing, she manually converts all to KUID :( I've talked to her about this, but haven't been able to persuade her to change. Well, since I'm about to get my own TiVo, who cares? :) :p :cool:
     
  20. Jan 8, 2004 #180 of 1216
    martinp13

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    I've really enjoyed reading your thread, Tim, and I hope 2 TiVos helps. You are going to have to stand firm when she comes to you to use some of your space. If you allow her to use any of it (and I personally would say no), her stuff on there MUST be Space Available... no ifs ands or buts! You each set the rules on your own TiVo, and stick by them. Otherwise getting the second TiVo won't solve the problem.
     

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